i thought i'd do a quick post of some pictures when Gabe & I went on our double date with Tiffany & Evan! We had so much fun, must be repeated again SOON.




Don't ask me why some of them load sideways, blogspot must hate me.

Going to workout & yoga my legs off. After that a much needed pedicure & nail fill will be in order. Please & thank you.



over due.. again.

looks like i've done it again, gone almost a week without blogging. whoops!

i've started my new schedule at work, W-F 11-930 & Saturday 8-630.
yes, you read that right. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday = OFF.

So I went straight to work yesterday morning when I woke up at 6:45, yes on my day off. I started cleaing out the closet, re-decorating for spring and a few new projects. This means that my house has turned into a HUGE disaster zone. whoops! - again.

Gabe & I spent yesterday at Church, soccer & then doing varous things around the house & pretty much the same for today. We went grocery shoopping & saved some big bucks. For any of yall who haven't gone to WinnDixie yet, try it. We spent $52 & saved $45. Come on- YOU CANT BEAT THAT!  I will take shopping in a store that has dim lights & sorta creepy people lurking. For me, $45 savings is just worth it. Maybe when i'm making millions it wont be, but until the day WinnDixie is where I'll be found.

Yesterday was also great because I got a package from my friend Dawn, I won her give away! I'll do a post on that later, I'm LOVING it Dawn! Thank you SO very much!!!

As I sit here in my disaster of a house, I'm realizing two colors apparently are inspiring me this spring.

pink & yellow.. so bright & colorful for spring..
be sure to check back for more deets on how it all turns out!



it's a love story..

For quite some time I've been wanting to make a post about the guy who has changed my life SO dramatically in the past 3 years, my husband- Gabe.

Gabe & I met my junior year of college, his sophomore. He was a transfer from a public school in PA & on the baseball team & I was a new player for the soccer team. Due to some prior injuries, both of us spent a lot of time in the training room.

We began talking and hanging out, but I was not in the right frame of mind to have a serious boyfriend, I had my great girlfriends & I was just enjoying playing soccer & having fun. We were together off and on for the first fall semester, then we broke up around Thanksgiving. During Christmas break we began talking again & had plans to get back together when we returned to school in the spring, but plans changed.

When we got back to Southeastern in January, we decided to be done. Like, forever done. He saw other people, as did I. I knew that he was upset at me, but I just couldn't settle down and get serious, I wasn't ready. One day I was going to the mall with some friends & one of my girlfriends asked said something along the lines of how she thought I was going to marry Gabe & I can remember sitting in the backseat of the car & my eyes starting watering because I wanted to marry him.

I ignored my feelings for another week or so & on a Sunday the athletic teams were together doing some community service, both Gabe & I had signed up to work the camp & seeing him made me sick to my stomach because I knew that we were not at a good place with each other. I text him after the camp & asked him to come over to my room so we could talk. Later that night we went to a Worship service at school & the theme was "Forgiveness". I swear- you can't write this stuff. Gabe & I officially forgave each other that night & decided that we wanted to start over.

We dated for another year & on October 31st, 2009 Gabe proposed to me on the side of the road!

I will never say that our relationship has been easy, because it hasn't. There hasn't been a week pass by that I don't feel like giving up. But I've finally realized that love, true love, means pushing through those feelings and on towards the goal of being happy with a person. I'm not advocating that anyone stays in a relationship that is abusive or anything like that, but love means dealing with it and moving on.

Just a few weeks ago, Gabe's friend Taylor was visiting in town & had Gabe record a video on the roll that Taylor played in his life. I watched the video and started to cry. Click here! to see Gabe's video.

I am so, so, so GRATEFUL for God & His amazing love for us. Gabe & I are a walking testimony to how great God is & how he can turn something so terrible into something amazing.


Be blessed yall!
i'll be back for more soon,
the gym is calling my name.

oh ya, guess who lost 3lbs?




hehe.. whoops!

Looks like I did it again! I spent another week away from my beloved blog. What's wrong with me?! I just get so tired from working that at the end of the day I come home, eat dinner & sleep!! I promise I will be better this week!
I had an amazing weekend, pictures to come later. Friday I worked until 8, Saturday laid out with my girlies & then went on a double date with Tiffany, Evan & my amazing husband. Then today I saw Gabe off & spent the afternoon shopping with Becky in Tampa!

I bought some really cute things today at the mall, but didn't find AMAZING things like I was hoping for. However, i'm not really sure what the amazing things were suppose to be. Maybe I should post some pics of what I got, I think that's a great idea. Later. hahah I SUCK AT THIS!

Anyways, Sex in the City is on right now, i'm inlove with her hair.
see below.

it's so funny, because about 6 months ago, this was my inspiration:

which resulted in:

causing me to miss this:

now i'm in the between stages of growing my hair out, i'm SO impatient but that's okay! it will grow eventually!

off i go to be productive.



who hasn't blogged in a week? this kid.

I guess I owe an apology to anyone who still reads my little bloggie. I have had a crazy week, Gabe had 2 games every night & I had work every day, so I worked out, went to his games & came home STRAIGHT to sleep. The week was gone before I knew it started!

Anyways, Gabe is gone for the weekend and it makes me sad. I'm sitting home alone on a Friday night after just working 12 hours straight. LIVING THE DREAM BABY! I'm just being sarcastic. I'm going to watch some television and hit the sack tonight & I'm okay with it!

Tomorrow I want to get my nails done & finish decorating the house for spring. Let me show you some of my inspiration!

check back for updates soon, i'll be better- promise!




I feel like I'm writing a special post or something today, because I'm writing from Grinder's computer, my poor little baby isn't doing very well.. Gabe is gone for the night at a baseball game, so i'll be spending my time updating my blog & cleaning around the house.

I spent the past few days feeling sick, I actually stayed home yesterday for the entire day, I literally probably left my bed all of 3 times, to get more medicine or go to the bathroom. The DR across the street hooked me up with some great meds to take care of my bronchitus, sinus infection and ear infections and now I'm feeling much, much better.

This post is going to be lacking of pictures of any kind, because I have all of the ones I love saved on my computer! So I do apologize for the lack of content in this post, I mainly did it to keep myself in the swing of updating, so I had good intentions ;)

Anyways, off I go to be creative! I'll post later with my updates.