Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Date Night :)

Well yesterday my wonderful hubby decided to surprise me with a little date night.  If you know how busy we usually are and how hard he works, then you are just as surprised as I was that he had planned something like that into the weekday schedule! 

Started out with dinner at Cracker Barrel. 
I hadn't eaten there in years and it was a really good meal. 

I always get caught up in trying to beat this game!

Then we went to see this movie at the theater...It was fantastic!
If you are looking for a good date night movie, I highly recommend!

..and if you are like us, where you don't go to the movies unless it's going to be really worth it since Redbox is so much cheaper, I promise this one is really worth seeing up on the big screen!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Last Night's Favorites

Last nights favorites, and not-so-favorites...If you don't watch The Voice you will probably just want to skip over this post!

Let me just say, the show did not disappoint! Although Usher and Shakira are supposedly only filling in this season for Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo, I'm really liking the change.  Now, I've always been a Christina fan when it comes to her voice--she's undeniably talented.  Her personality and odd antics are another story, but I still like her on the show.  I forgot how sort of odd Shakira's singing voice is, but she rocked the harmonica and she seems to have such a sweet, humble personality so I'm really interested to see how she is as a coach/mentor for the contestants.  I think a lot of the contestants pick their coach based upon who the grew up listening to or who they think can help them get into the market, and I'm not sure if Shakira would fall into either of those categories as much as the other three coaches do.  As for Usher, I'm glad that somebody finally listened to me and got him on the show! But really, all jokes aside, I've said from the very beginning that Usher should have been a coach instead of Cee-Lo.  I know that Cee-Lo has his fan base and he's had hit records, but I'm just not into his style. 

So, back to the contestants...My favorites of the night:

Judith Hill * Team Adam

Mark Andrew * Team Shakira

 One that I thought the coaches missed was Leah Lewis...I think she is really talented, just made a really bad song choice:
And my not-so-favorites of the night...Hands down Vedo [Team Usher] and Christian Porter [Team Blake].  To me, Vedo had absolutely nothing special about him. It didn't even seem like Usher wanted him, but he just felt pressure from the other coaches and the fact that it was a Justin Beiber song from a guy who clearly probably idolized Usher.    Christian Porter was okay, but what I don't like about him is that he copied Noah Guthrie and then took credit for the unique arrangement of Sexy and I Know It.  Don't know what I'm talking about? Watch Noah's version here: 
Noah is awesome and his version blows the sad copy attempt by Christian out of the water.  Christian took credit on stage for the arrangment and then later went on Twitter and thanked Noah for the "inspiration". 
Who were your favorite picks?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday Night TV

So excited!  Finally.....

I love this show.  To me it is 10x better than American Idol or the X Factor. 

Although, tonight this will be being DVRed while I am freezing my tush off at the softball field getting awesome wifey status keeping the score book for Jake's softball game.  I'll be about an hour behind so don't text me with spoilers!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Anniversary Plans & Bowling Update

It's almost that time of year again!  I can't believe that Jake and I have been married for almost two years.  It seems like the time has flown by, but it seems like we've been married forever at the same time.  We are really enjoying ourselves and seeing where life takes us. 

We've started brainstorming for our summer vacation/anniversary trip in June.  We don't want to do it up as big as we did last year, so probably driving somewhere this time.  Right now, we are leaning towards Tennessee.  I'm excited about how the plans are coming together, and hopefully I'll have more to update on soon!

Oh and by the way, the bowling league is going quite well.  We got to pick out our bowling balls last week.  I went with this one:

Carribbean pretty!

And Jake went with this one:
Patriot was the closest he could get to Georgia colors...Shocker!
They are going to custom-size our hands and drill the finger holes.  I had no idea how much detail goes into a custom bowling ball until having to pick out my own.  I'm excited to get them in though! We are about half way through the league so they could be in within the next couple weeks. 

That's all for now.  XO

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Springtime Decor

I felt inspired by the beautiful weather this weekend to get out some new Spring & Easter decor. So of course, that means a new wreath:

Twig Wreath, Green Pearl-cap garland, pink & red burlap rosettes, Wood cut "W", multicolor yarn
Polka-dot flower pinwheels
All of the wreath supplies were from Hobby Lobby and the the pinwheels were little gems I found at Dollar Tree.  Now I am just looking forward to the weather to stay warm so that I can plant some flowers.  I'm also starting to get pretty sick of the granite rock in the flower beds.  It would be a decent undertaking but I'm starting to think it would be nice to get rid of them and do pine straw, at least in the front yard...


Friday, March 1, 2013


Holy cow, it's already
Where has the time gone?
Although I'm very happy about it. Because March means one month closer to warm, pretty weather.  And March Madness.
And St. Patty's Day!
And family birthdays.
And a little mini-vacay at the end of the month.
Bring it on!