Friday, November 30, 2012

November Favorite Things

This is a short list.

This is possibly one of my most favorite things of all time.

You will gasp.

The best 2 minutes of your life.


Head over to Ashley's blog and check out everyone else's favorite things!

Fashion with Bug

Today she is adorned with her monogram leotard OVER pink leggings, pink tutu skirt, and tap shoes.  Yes, tap shoes.  We got a lot of stares in Belk today.

Yesterday, this is what she chose to wear to school...

Top: Crew Cuts (similar here)
Skirt: The Children's Place (similar here)
Leggings: The Children's Place
Boots: Old Navy (similar here)
Flower Clip: The Children's Place

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Favorite Sounds of Christmas

These are my favorite sounds of Christmas...

1.  How amazing is this??  AHHHHH-MAZING!

2.  Silent Night by Taylor Swift

3.  Do You Hear What I Hear? by Carrie Underwood

4.  And a little Dave...

5.  This song makes me fist pump and let's talk about this house... I wish Ryan would do this to my house.


What are your favorite sounds of Christmas??

Saturday, November 24, 2012



We talked A LOT about what we were thankful for Thursday.

After Thanksgiving lunch, I asked once more and these were the answers.

I am thankful for those three people.

That are the most amazing people ever.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Jack is BACK... maybe

Jack has been here for less than 24 hours and may or may not have been touched.

Caroline isn't really sure if she touched him or not.

She just knows that there was a piece of lint on him and she got it off and he fell over.

When an elf is touched, it loses the special Christmas magic that it has.

Has this happened to any of you?

How do I handle this??

The Elf on the Shelf website has an answer but what did you do??

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fashion with Bug

Dress: Ralph Lauren Short-Sleeved Polo Dress in Navy with a lime green horse (similar here)
Cardi: TJ Maxx
Stripe tights: Old Navy
Bow: Pink and Black Polka Dot Ballerina Bow

Later in the day...

Dorothy costume complete with lace rimmed socks, red glitter shoes, Carolina bow and pink cardigan.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


It has been a blah week.

Everything is off.  Tennis is normally on Monday but was moved to Tuesday... It was super dark when I left gymnastics last night at 6:15... I feel like it is dinner time at 5pm...

This new time stinks.

The mornings run much smoother but the days seem to last FOREVER.

Most days I am praying for 8pm to magically appear on the clock so it will be time for bed.

With the crappy time change came two big attitudes.

Big and Bug have always played well together.  Of course, there were little spats here and there.  Now, it is an all out WAR with those two.  I think we are on World War LXII (62.  Yes, I just googled the roman numeral for 62).

They have knock down, drag out FIGHTS.  Hitting.  Kicking.  Pulling hair.  Pushing.  Slamming doors.  Tears follow of course and I am there to pick up the pieces.

I heard this doesn't get any better with age.  Yay me!

How did they go from BFFs to competitive sisters that act like nutjobs whenever they are together?

I am tired.

Scratch that.  I am exhausted.

Thank God I don't have a job.  Kudos to you working parents.   You rock.  I don't know how you do it.

I can tell you this.  I am already counting down till 8pm tonight AND I am counting down to GNO Tuesday night.  It is LONG overdue.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Another laugh

I love finding this on my phone...

Who did it?

Fess up!


Very nice.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fashion with Bug

So today was the big day.

The day I didn't feel like fighting with glitter shoes, purple headbands, etc.

Bug dressed herself.

Dress: Target
Leggings: Gap
Shoes: Target
Sweater: Target
Headband: Vintage

Monday, November 12, 2012

Laugh for today

There are a ton of awkward moments in my life.

For example, sitting in a quite room while someone is speaking and your child says, "Mom, let's go.  I'm ready to go home.  This is boring!"


"Mom, why does that lady have on her bedroom slippers at Walmart?" when "that lady" is standing in front of us in line.


This is the best yet.

If you know us, you know that Mellow Mushroom is our all-time favorite place to eat EVER.

Every time we go to Greenville, the girls insist that we eat there.

Every time we eat there, they must stop outside and play with the big pirate made of chains.  (In case you are wondering why there is a pirate at Mellow Mushroom... Greenville is a college town.  East Carolina is located there and pirates are their mascot.)

They also insist I take their picture with the pirate.

I am always hesitant to post them anywhere because, well, they are awkward.

I know, right?


Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Cards

I received an email that looked like this this morning...

Yes.  I took two days out of my busy schedule to take pictures.  I decided on a picture of the girls together instead of individually.  I put together 5 cards and we finally chose one.  I am so excited (and relieved).

The best part of the process, 70% savings!!

Saving a ton of money is one of the upsides to ordering super early.

What is even better?  This year people will get my card on time.  NOT three days before Christmas!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sh%t Southern Women Say

Obviously, don't watch this at work.

It is super funny.

I wanted to share something funny today to ease the political drama everywhere today.

I hope this makes you laugh.

My favorites...

Hey y'all.

Can you monogram these?

How's your mama and them?

Piggly Wiggly.



"the Walmart".

My hair won't do nothing.

I'm fixin'...

Jesus drank wine.

I brought White Zinfandel.

She ain't got a pot to piss in... bless her heart.

She didn't use Duke's mayonnaise.

He's a goober.

And my favorite, "Can you believe that bitch didn't write a thank you note?"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fashion with Bug

Emma loves to dress herself.
I love it too.
It gives me a whole blog post.
Here are her choices for today...

Snowman Dress: Belk (Caroline hand-me-down)
Leggings: Target

Friday, November 2, 2012

There IS Hope for us.

When you feel like the crappiest parent in the world... remember this guy.

What a winner!

I have to admit, it is pretty freaking funny.  Hahaha!

Tell me you didn't laugh.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

I forget that all of my readers are not FB friends.  I realized some readers had not seen my children in their Halloween costume.

I mean seriously, how cute are these two?

Big is Merida from the new movie Brave.

Bug is Rapunzel from the movie Tangled.