JH came by my house this morning. She was Sandy from Grease. How cute is she???
And because I love you, I want to leave you with this - pure Hagaliciousness! Happy Halloween!
Hmmm... Today didn't quite go as I intended. For instance, I intended to get up at 5 and go to the gym before work. Didn't happen. I did NOT intend to get a snack when I went to the gas station. Did happen. I intended to drink a lot of water today. Didn't happen. I did NOT intend to watch TV all night. Did happen.
Too often I have days like this and get upset with myself. But right now, at this moment, I'm going to think on the bright side and tell you about some things that I didn't intend to happen today. They did happen and I couldn't be happier.
Did anything great happen to you today that wasn't on your agenda?
How fun is a Holiday Swap???? A Girl and Her Blog is hosting one this year! After signing up, she'll pair each person with a partner and you'll send them a $10-$15 gift. You're supposed to send them something that fits their "bloggy personality". I can't imagine what someone would pickout for me based on my blog posts. Oh dear...
Just an FYI. If you're making a Chicken-&-Rice casserole and say, go to Wal-Mart to buy the ingredients - one of which is Cream of Celery - and they have those can dispenser things - make sure the dispenser for Cream of Celery actually has Cream of Celery in it and not say, Chicken Noodle soup. (Wow, that was a long run-on.) I'm definitely not saying that I opened the can and ALMOST poured in the Chicken Noodle, because that would be crazy to think that I didn't look at the can before buying/opening it. But in case your interested, Chicken & Rice casserole tastes just as good with 2 cans of Cream of Chicken instead of 1 Cream of Chicken and 1 Cream of Celery. I'm just saying...
Here are a few things I love about winter:Chili - oh my, we might have to have this tomorrow night!
Have I mentioned that I love the Yankees?
So, I'm up, catching up on my blog reading. Seriously, I'm so glad I found this bloggy world. Between it and reality TV, my fascination with other people's lives is in overdrive! Here are some things I'm really excited about in the bloggy future:
I learned from Paulina that Rhianne at For the Easily Distracted is having a photo swap. Basically, you sign-up, get paired with a partner, send each other a roll of film that you've taken and the other person develops it and puts the pictures on their blog! How fun is that?
And... I think I've decided to participate in formerly BooMama's and now The Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes! Sometimes I get lax about decorating for Christmas so this will be my motivation - super excited!
Oh my word, it's now tomorrow. For the love, what am I going to do?
I wanted you to see how cute our cakes were. I remember my Mom and I flipping through the caterer's book and seeing these cakes with the icing bows on top and we both knew instantly that these were the ones.
Want to know what I was doing 11 years ago, 11 years ago on October 2nd? You do? Great, I can't wait to tell you! Eleven years ago, right about this time, I was thinking about how the next day, I was going to become Mrs. Jay Sharpe. I had just been through 6 months of engaged chaos and now it was all over. I was about to marry the man I loved. Sigh...
A little background: My sister had a really big wedding a few years prior and I vowed I would never go through that. I just didn't "get" why anyone would want to sit and look at flowers, invitations, etc. Eloping was more my speed but my Mom made me promise her I wouldn't.
I'm the type of person who likes to make things happen. I don't agonize over decisions. Whether it's a purse, outfit, sofa, house, etc. I pretty much know right away if I love it or hate it and I pretty much never second-guess myself. I have no idea if that's good or bad but in my mind, it's worked out pretty well.
I bought a dress 2 days after I got engaged. It wasn't a wedding dress but I loved it and thought it was perfect. It was very plain - not white - and so me.I had not made one single wedding plan but I knew they would end up revolving around this dress.We were engaged for 6 months and in that time, I felt like I couldn't make a decision to save my life. I had one idea after another about where I wanted to get married but for one reason or another, none of them panned out. One day my Mom and I just sat down and it hit us - why not get married at my Grandparent's small country church in Clanton. Once that decision was made everything just fell into place. It was like boom, boom, boom... invitations, announcements, flowers, catering, photographer - everything was just done. You know what didn't fall into place? My dress. It just didn't "go" with a small country church wedding. So about 2 weeks before the wedding, I called my Sister and asked if I could wear hers. She agreed and I tried it on. The dress was SO NOT ME, but I think that may have been what I liked about it. I felt like a little princess, which is something I had never felt like in my life.