Wednesday, April 17, 2013

17 days!!!

Wow. Life has definitely not slowed down ONE BIT lately. I haven't really posted since being engaged! Between wedding planning, work, wedding showers, and trying to pack up my house, my life has been chaotic! But I wouldn't want it any other way.

Wedding planning is a process. I've helped plan weddings before. But never have I ever planned a wedding in four months. It's been so much fun! Not super stressful. Although I've had my stressed moments of course. Everything seems to be coming together though. I just cannot believe in 17 days I will be a married woman with a new last name. 

I. Am. Stoked.

With that said, I have to admit I am sad to be leaving OBU. Ouachita has been my home for almost seven years. I've grown up so much here. I've learned so much here. I've made so many friends, and even though some of them have moved away after graduation, I still have friends here. New friends. Friends I am going to greatly miss after April 27th. 

I am so excited about this new chapter in my life! I can't wait to be a wife and, one day, a mother. I'm also excited that I get to start this new chapter in a new state! I will miss Arkansas and it will always be my home state. But I think Louisiana has some great things in store for me. :)

I think I will wrap this up with a little advice. I realize my opinion isn't always the best or even important, but I just wanted to get this out there. To girls getting married or planning to get married one day, please remember that weddings are so overrated. I know, I know. I can't believe I just said that either. But to some extent, it is true. I love weddings. I love love. I love watching people in love. I've been dreaming of my "big day" since I can remember! But flowers die. Cake gets stale. Wedding dresses fade. All that matters is the love between you and your husband-to-be and that your love is centered on God. As long as He is glorified that day, that's all that matters. If there's anything you take from this, please take this: it's your day. Don't try and compare it to anyone else's. Make it specific to you and your husband-to-be's likes and interests. Don't feel pressure to "Keep Up with the Jones'" [or the Kardashian's]. And believe me, I've had to coach myself on this throughout this whole process. So I speak from experience.

Until next time,

P.S. I have loved my "All Things Girl" blog. But get excited about a new blog coming up after I'm all married off!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Allie over at Young Love is hosting a giveaway featuring Firmoo glasses!

These are my favorite!

Be sure to check it out!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hey! What's in that bag girl?

My fellow OBU alumni, Catherine Sims, is posting on the blog today as part of the Southern Girl Blog Hop!


My grocery bag is an ever changing mix of things.  My eating is moody and I might want all carbs one week and fruits and veggies the next! I have developed some favorites though and they always seem to show back up.

Lets start with breakfast.

It's no secret that morning time is not pleasant for an insomniac such as myself.  I don't typically feel very good when I wake up and all I am in the mood to consume is coffee, coffee and more COFFEE!  Slim fast is something that I don't use for the waist slimming benefits but instead to ensure that I'm at least getting SOME kind of nutrients in my body to start the day. I'll drink any of the chocolate flavors, they're all great with coffee :)

Not a chocolate person? Don't drink coffee in the morning? I am OBSESSED with Naked's Green Machine! It has tons of fruits and veggies in it and it tastes AMAZING! Only downside? It leaves a LITTLE bit of a weird aftertaste but solution, down a glass of water and chew some gum!

What if you want a solid option? I LOVE fiber one bars! They're good for you, they're low calorie and it's easy to eat while at your desk!

Mylunch addiction!  I'm one of those people who gets on a certain kick and don't like to stray from my routine.  I never get tired of mixing a can of tuna (in water) with spicy mustard and pickled relish.  This combo is basically no calories so I throw it on a carb like whole grain crackers and I'm good to go!

Last but not least!! As for an afternoon snack, I could eat an entire box of fruit leather! It's all natural, pressed fruit and it's as good or better than a fruit roll up! My favorites are raspberry and apricot and they can all be found in the organic section in Kroger!

So that's it! Short and sweet! I hope you give at least a few of them a try :)

Peace, love, and yummy healthy food,


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Amazing Giveaway!

Hello friends!!!

Do I ever have something special for you today!! 

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Newlywed Moments is teaming up with 30 other bloggers to give away a KitchenAid Mixer!!

Why? Because it's a newlywed must-have. 

One lucky reader will win this white-colored KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, valued at $229.99! The winner will be announced on Valentine's Day.