Friday, December 18, 2009

Tell Me About YOUR Christmas!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper! Complete with pretty ribbon :)

2. Tree--Real or Artificial? Artificial, its so much easier!

3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving but this year it was like 2 weeks after.

4. When do you take the tree down? After New Years

5. Like egg nog? Bleck!

6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes! On top of our entertainment center. The tradition that my parents, my sister and I have though, is to put the nativity scene under the tree because Baby Jesus is our gift. :)

7. Favorite gift received as a child? My dollhouse. My parents made it. It was never finished. But my dad put some of the wallpaper from mine and my sister's rooms into the rooms of the dollhouse. It was awesome.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My aunt Brenda. She has EVERYTHING!! The best gift I gave her was the Tickle Me Elmo TMX. (You know, the one that rolls around on the floor and laughs hysterically!) She wanted it the year that they were selling out within MINUTES. had 4000 per day for one week. They went on sale at 10am every day. The first day they were on there, I pulled it up online at 9:50am. It said "Not Available". I kept refreshing the page until it said "Add to Cart" I rushed through the purchasing process. By 10:01am they were SOLD OUT! 4000!!! But I got one!!! The reaction on my aunt's face was PRICELESS!!! Now I just need to figure something out for THIS year! Oy.

9. Easiest person to buy for? My fiance. He tells me exactly what he wants! Hehehe. Over and over and over.

10. Worst Christmas gift? A few not-so-stylish sweaters come to mind

11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Snail mail all the way!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? It depends. Sometimes I'm done by September. Sometimes I finish the week of Christmas. This year, I'm done the week before. Thank goodness for!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes.

15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Grandma's Macaroni & Cheese. Although, I make it now.

16. Clear or colored tree lights? Both. The white lights just make the colored lights POP!

17. Favorite Christmas Song? Carol of the Bells

18. Travel during Christmas or Stay home? Go to Grandma & Grandpa's house! Its just not Christmas without them.

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph of course!

20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Star. The one we have now is not the greatest. I'm getting new stuff next year!

21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning!

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? trying not to bust out of your pants :)

What about you?

Much Love,

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Where am I?

I feel like such a slacker! I haven't been updating my blog nearly as much as I want to! But I have been SO busy!! I have been decorating, shopping, wrapping gifts, etc. My living room looks like Santa's Sarah's workshop! Hehe. I'm hoping to get most of the wrapping done tomorrow. Then I can clean up the living room and have time to blog some.

I am SO excited about Christmas! Matthew's daughter Callie will be here on the 23rd!! She is going to be here til the 30th. We are all going to my grandparent's house for Christmas, so she will get to experience Christmas with my family for the first time! YAY!!! She's met my grandparents before, and my parents and sister. But she hasn't met my Aunt Brenda. Hehe. She will LOVE Aunt Brenda! Aunt Brenda will spoil Callie!

Even though she is going to be a step-child on my part, she is the first great grandchild on my mom's side! I'm happy about that. She's totally the greatest kid EVER!!

Well, that's my mini-update. I am exhausted. I'm going to bed. Tune in later to hear all about my car DRAMA! Ugh.

Much Love,

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift Guide

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Less than an hour for this giveaway!

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I am SO excited!! My mom and dad bought us one place setting of our china as a bridal shower gift. They didn't have it in the store, so they had to deliver it. And it got here TODAY!!

Here are pics of me opening it! Hehehe.

SO excited!

Pretty box

Untying the bow

Its peeking out!


These pictures do not even do it justice. It's so beautiful!

Much Love,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Super Exciting Giveaway!!

HP & BlogHer have created this great giveaway so you can have a chance to win a FREE COMPUTER!! No kidding!!

Thanks to Kelly @ Kelly's Reviews

And thanks to Stephanie @ Totally Together Reviews 

And thanks to MckMama @ MckGiveaways

And thanks to Stephanie @ NieNie Reviews

And thanks to BooMama


 Much Love,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry SITSmas!!!

Merry SITSmas SITStahs! Are you as excited as I am?

If you don't know what SITS is, check them out here.

I just want to wish everyone a very Merry SITSmas and a Happy New Year!

Here are a few photos from my year. I hope you enjoy!

 One of our first dates

 Relaxing together

Point of Grace Christmas concert

My new family


 We're ENGAGED!!

My fave pic from our engagement pics

Me, my sister, and our amazing Grandpa.

 Me and my Monkey, Callie

 At my Birthday party!

Hannah and I dressed up for the Dove Awards!

Me, Maggie, and Amanda @ Kairos

Amanda, Rachel and me @ my mom's house

Some of the most amazing women in my life @ my bridal shower in Louisville

My amazing best friend Kelly @ my bridal shower in Nashville

My best friend Karen. She's engaged too!!

Me and my sissy/Maid of Honor at my bridal shower!

My sister, my mom and I at my bridal shower. Holding one of my gifts!

I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into my world. It's been one amazing year!! I can't wait to see what happens in 2010!


Much Love,

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Great Giveaway!

Fantabulously Frugal is hosting a great giveaway! I would love to win this! I could use them all for gifts!!

If you sign up for this giveaway and you found out about it from me, please let them know!!

Much Love,


I am so so SO excited! My best friend and my sister have planned everything. I know nothing! LOL! I can't wait. My amazing best friend Kelly is cooking all the food. There are games planned, but I don't know what they are. I think that Matthew has been involved in part of it too! Hehe.

I had a bridal shower last weekend too, in Louisville KY with my family. It was so much fun! Check my wedding blog for pics and more details to come!

Much Love,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! myspace graphic comments

I hope you all have a very blessed Thanksgiving! Remember to be thankful!! myspace graphic comments

Much Love,

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Survey

Just a quick Thanksgiving day survey

1. Turkey or Ham? 
Well, we always have turkey, but I would much rather have ham. Honey Baked Ham, to be exact.

2. Favorite side dish.
Grandma's Macaroni. Although, I make it now. :)

3. Favorite dessert.
 Punkin Pie! Hehe.

4. Black Friday: Are you going or not?
 YES! Especially this year. My dad and I are going for something very special that I can not mention on here!

5. If so, what's on the top of your list?
 Well, I want a Cricut Expression! But I probably won't get one. Oh well.

6. Going out of town or staying close to home?
 I'm an hour away from where I live, but I'm at my parents house in Nashville, which is home.

7. Hosting or helping?
 Helping. I'm cooking at least 2 dishes. Grandma's macaroni and my mom's sweet potato casserole!

8. Name one family tradition at Thanksgiving.
 We don't really have any traditions, other than the specific foods we eat, and watching the Parade.

9. What do you do after dinner? 
 Lounge around. Watch tv, play games, etc.

10. What are you most thankful for this year?
My family. My friends. And my amazing husband-to-be.

Much Love,

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blog Giveaway: The Couponizer!

Found a great giveaway over at A Frugal Life. Check it out. (Or not! Cause I really want to win!!! Hehe.)

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Share The Love!

My future cousin-in-law (and former roommate!) Amanda has a blog. She has one follower. ME! She needs some love people!! So please hop on over to My Random Craziness and leave lots of comment love!! She's great!


Amanda and her fiance (MY COUSIN!!) Eric.

Much Love,

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

I've had several people ask me about how they turned out yesterday. Let me tell you, it was soooo yummy!! I usually don't like chicken and dumplings. Most of the times I've had it, it's just kind of been blah. But this recipe is so good. So good that I'm making it again today! Haha. It's not the healthiest meal in the world, but it's cheap and extremely easy! Here's some pics:


Now, I took these pics after we had both gotten some out. So you can see that it over flowed. HAHA! The recipe calls for you to put the chicken, butter, cream of chicken soup, and onion in and cover it with water. I forgot to put the water in. But I am GLAD I didn't. My CrockPot is kinda small, so even before I put the biscuit dough in, it was full. It over flowed when the dough was put in. (Not too bad though) Also, since the dough couldn't get down into the soup, it took longer than 30 minutes for it to cook. But once it was done, it was yummy! I'm only making half the recipe today. I need a bigger CrockPot!

(For those of you who know me, I registered for a new CrockPot for my wedding! HINT! LOL!)

Much Love,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Trying a New Recipe

Usually Matthew and I will head down to Nashville on Saturday or Sunday to spend the weekend with my family and go to our church. Then we either go out to eat or my mom fixes lunch. But sometimes, like today, we are trying to save gas and money. So we are staying in town, going to a friend's church, and I'm making lunch.

I wanted to make something easy. That made me think "CrockPot!" My mom always used to make our sunday lunch in the CrockPot and by the time we got home from church, lunch was pretty much ready to go! She usually makes roast with her's, but I didn't have a roast. I looked in my cabinet. What do I have? I have tons of canned food. I noticed 2 cans of cream of chicken soup. I've never made anything with that. So I went to my favorite recipe website   and looked around. I looked at chicken recipes, slow cooker recipes, etc. Then I searched for cream of chicken soup. After looking through all the creamed chicken recipes and the sour cream chicken recipes (which some of those looked REALLY yummy!!) I finally found THE recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings.

Now, what is the best part of this recipe? Matthew's FAVORITE meal is chicken and dumplings. :) I didn't have everything I needed. It doesn't call for much, just 5 ingredients and a slow cooker. I had 3 ingredients. The great thing about Matthew working his second job at Outback is that he always calls when he leaves work and asks me if he needs to stop and get anything. So I texted him my list of a few things I needed to fix lunch.

I got up early (for me anyways!). Got my CrockPot out. This is the first time I've used it since I moved here! I put my chicken in, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 onion diced, and my 2 cans of cream of chicken soup. CrockPot set on High. When we get home from church I will check it, put the torn up pieces of biscuit dough in (that's the dumplings part. I'm using Grands biscuits), and then 30 mins later we will eat!

Matthew was so excited when he realized that I was making Chicken and Dumplings. I told him almost a year ago that I would make it for him. I'm finally getting around to that! I hope he likes it. I will post again about the results!

Much Love,

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Card Swap

Anyone else gonna sign up? Just a few more days to sign up! Let me know!!

Much Love,

Black Friday!

Thanksgiving has crept up on me this year! I have been so consumed in wedding plans that I haven't thought of anything having to do with Thanksgiving or the meal I'm going to help cook! Or the fact that this Friday is BLACK FRIDAY!!

I love Black Friday. I love shopping. I love getting up at 4am and braving the crowds! Although I have learned that it is more fun with certain people. Hehe.

Have you seen the Black Friday ads yet? Make sure you map out the stores you're going to, what times they open, and what items you want at each store. That is the best way to shop on Black Friday. Also, if you have multiple people going with you, you can have one person stand in line, and someone else go get your items!! (I know, I know. I'm BRILLIANT!)

I don't plan on doing much shopping this year, but I have seen a few things that I would like to get from Walmart. A few things for some Christmas gifts, that I will not mention on here! But one thing that I would LOVE to get for myself! The Cricut Expression machine! (That's the biggest one!) Walmart will have it on sale for $188! That's $100 off of Walmart's original price, and almost $200 off of Cricut's retail price!! Now tell me that's not amazing!!

Here is the best website! You can find lots of stores and their ads on here. Check it out!

Where are YOU shopping on Friday?

Much Love,