remember the picture i posted a few weeks ago?

i have to say, i haven't been holding up to
my end of the little bargin i had with myself & year twenty-three.

for about a week i ate healthy, went to the gym & cleaned up after myself..
but life got busy again-
so that went right out the window.

today i went to visit my teamers,
(girls i played soccer w during college)
& it felt like old times- i sure do miss being out on the field.
my coach asked my friend melissa & i to give some words of wisdom
& i immediately thought- oh great, i need wisdom.
can i google that real quick?

anyways, melissa is living in England, playing soccer for a professional team-
doing things..
i on the other hand am living in lakeland, working at Geico & fat.
(i've got good things going for me,
i'm being a small amount sarcastic here to get my point across.)

& within about 2 seconds the word -intention- came to my mind.
i wanted so badly to tell each of the girls, GIVE IT YOUR ALL.
every day on the field,
every day in the classroom,
every day in chapel,
with God,
with friends,
with family,
in relationships,
in LIFE.

however, i got emotional & side tracked.
i partially blacked out during my "speech" however i remember stating
"now i've got a man living with me who eats a lot..."

but if i could take one thing & staple it to those bright-eyed girls beautiful lives-
it would be, be intentional.

Coach then came after me & said what I wanted to say,
which was- you get out of life what you put into it.
(thanks coach!)

So that's where i'm at,
i honestly feel like i'm getting out of life what i'm putting in it right now.
 -which is a whole lot of half finished projects.

&& with that, i'd like to say that i'm going to complete a half finished project,
but i'm not.

i'm going to sleep.
i dont do it enough & Gabe's not home til late,
so i want to take over the entire bed.



wedding do's & doNOTs

I have a few weddings coming up & several friends that just got engaged
so i've been wanting to blog about some do's & doNOTs of wedding season.

#1) it IS about the Bride&Groom,
whether it's wedding day, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties-
make it about the Bride & Groom.
this is the day that they're going to remember forever,
odds are- you wont.
compliment the Bride, whether it's on her special day, or a shower.
again it's not about how good YOUR hair or makeup looks, make HER feel good.
give the Groom words of affirmation, let him know he's making the right decision
..if you think he is ;)

#2) RSVP correct & on time.
nothing's more annoying then 2 weeks before your wedding
having to call people that you've reached out & invited to your special day.
so give the couple (&their vendors) some consideration & rsvp.
it's really that simple.
if you can go, say yes & if you can't, say no.

#3) don't assume!!
don't assume when it comes to being in the bridal party and/or being invited,
this can leave for awkward converstaions & situations.
just be patient :)

#4) don't be cheap.
while we're in a recession-
remember, they're about to fork over $$ for you to eat, drink & be merry.
don't be cheap & skip out on the gift.
atleast look at it this way-
if you were going out for the night for dinner & drinks,
you'd spend atleast $25.. get a giftcard.
&& if you REALLY can't afford a gift-
don't skip out on the card for fear of looking cheap.
the couple will appreciate you coming & the thought behind the card!

#5) don't be late!
the last thing a bride wants is everyone to be looking at YOU,
because you're trying to sneak in the back doors & making a noisy mess.
if you're late (because life happens),
be quiet & watch through the window 
 until there's a suitable time to sneak in
& at that time politely sit in the back row, dont go prancing up the aisle.

#6) dress accordingly..
in most cases it's clear what the attire should be,
if you're unsure- ask a member of the brial party.
don't show up in a tux when the groomsmen are wearing kakhi's,
don't wear a strappy summer dress when it's a night time affair.
& ladies: don't wear white. dont wear cream. dont wear beige.
just dont.
your time will come (if it hasn't already), dont look desperate for attention.

#7) act accordingly-
don't be "that guy/girl" who gets smashed & makes a fool.
jumping in lakes, oceans, ponds is not acceptable
(unless you're Matt Hester.)
some weddings are more casual & fun,
while others are a little bit more formal & reserved.
act accordingly.

#8) be gracious!
make sure you tell the bride/groom thank you,
as well as their parents.
this special day took a lot of hard work- be grateful.

i was trying to come up with 10, but i think 8 does it just right.
so remember that as wedding season is approaching.
no go & fill out that RSVP you've been putting aside!

*all thoughts & opinions displayed in this post are not meant to hurt anyones feelings,
so just don't go there.


winning wednesday!

I would classify today as "winning"
the amount of crafting accomplishments i've crossed off my to-do list are at an all time high!

just a few snap shots-

repainted my cheveron canvas wall, not finished yet-
but so much better than where it was..

finished my shelves & iloveyou sign

started the headboard creation for our bed,
dontcha love our new bedspread?!
That's all i've got for today, i'm finishing up a little table i've been putting aside for months
&& then Gabe & I are headed to the mall for some returns & purchases.

perfecto day!
work tomorrow & then i'm off friday/saturday.


also wanna give a shout out to my husband,
he held his first practice as a pitching coach today!!



update :)

This week has been really busy,
i've already put in a good 30 hours answering phones.

i've found myself ending personal phone calls with my salutation:
"& since we spoke,
you may get a survey in the mail asking you to rate my service,
again my name is teressa-
is there anything else i can do to insure excellent responses?"

can we say vaca..

Anyways, I wanted to do a quick picture post of the beautiful little night stand i created!

terrible picture, but it's literally my little baby!
i'll put it in the bedroom & post pictures shortly
i'm really proud of myself for this guy!

that's all i've got. not much of anything, but a craft update!




that i will EVER work.
or atleast as long as i keep my new schedule.

instead of working wed-sat,
i'll now be working sun-tues & thur.
yep, you read it- i'll have off wednesday, friday AND saturday.

this can only mean a few things..

couponing when the sales start on Wednesdays

yard sales on Friday & Saturday..

& having a life again, since i'm able to do things on the weekends with friends!

So that's that.
off i go to finish my LAST friday.
hopefully tomorrow i'll have lots & lots of pictures of yard sale scores.