Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving and Georgia game!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Mine was good :)

Me and A with Carolyne-Grace at her first Thanksgiving dinner


Tonight was the Georgia/Georgia Tech game!
It was SO much fun.
Adam works for the athletic dept so he gets sideline passes for every game and this time he got me one too. It was so cool to be on the field RIGHT NEXT to the players!


and Lady Antebellum was on the sidelines!!
Here's me and Charles Kelley.. SO cool :)
He was really nice.. and called me darlin' ha!


Our quarterback Aaron Murray


WE WON!!! 42-34 :)


It was a loooooong day.. we got to the tailgate at 9:30 this morning and the game was at 7:45p.m.
It was Adam's last game before he graduates this December so I'm glad we won and I'm glad we had such a great time together!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

thankful

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I just thank God for all the many blessings He has given me this year :)

psalm 107:1
give thanks to the lord for he is good. his love endures forever.

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And I also wanted to show y'all my cute Thanksgiving manicure I got yesterday!

The brown color is Essie's Hot Cocoa

and the sparkly color on my ring fingers is OPI's Glow Up Already


:)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

the amandas

So after my successful bathroom drawer organization I was left feeling anxious about organizing more things in my apartment.

funny story real fast.. i sent my mom my before/after pictures of my drawer because i was just beaming with excitement.. and at that exact time my mom was doing the SAME THING to her bathroom drawers.. too funny!

today we made a trip over to targetto get some more clear plastic thingys. i got a big one with 5 drawers to go under my bathroom sink.. except it doesn't fit.. so now it's in my closet and i'm going back to get a smaller one tomorrow.

anyway, the point of this post was that in the midst of my organization realization i was watching t.v. before i went to bed last night and caught this show on Style called The Amandas... Ok..my new favorite show--seriously! y'all have got to check this girl out--she is a professional organizer & my new hero. her take-charge attitude and cute cute cute wardrobe left me feeling even MORE excited about organizing than i was before.

here's her blog & website!

happy organizing :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

before & after



this girl LOVES to be organized.
& lately i have been so unhappy with my drawer in my bathroom because it was the opposite of organized...in fact it was just down right dirty..
but that all changed today.
seriously this has been the best day because of this..

before. (oh so embarrasing.. like why do i even have a lighter next to my toothbrush..)

after. :) :) :)

these little plastic guys were only like $2 at target. i keep going back into my bathroom just to look in my drawer :p

ah, successful organization :)

12 Days of Christmas blog challenge: day 1

i saw a few of my bloggy friends doing this so i thought i'd join in too!
aly at analyze this is hosting this christmas blog challenge...
day 1: christmas/holiday traditions

i l.o.v.e traditions.
my families traditions include...

1) decorating the day after thanksgiving (after black friday shopping and a nap of course!)

2. we always go to lake lanier for the magical nights of lights tour.. i've been going practically my whole life and it never gets old! we drive around listening to christmas music and looking at all the pretty lights then we get out and do some shopping & roast marshmellows at the big fire!

me and my roomie katie a couple of years ago at magical nights of lights
(we look so young haha)


3. on christmas eve we eat lunch with my mom's side of the family and then we eat dinner with my dad's side of the family. one tradition that we used to do that i miss SO much is going to my great grandparent's house on christmas eve night. we would go over there for dinner with my dad's WHOLE entire family.. like my grandma's brothers/sisters, their kids, etc. it was so much fun but it was just hard to keep that going once my great-grandparents passed away because no one else had a house big enough to fit everyone!

4. my grandmother on my dad's side of the family goes a little crazy every year with all of the presents she buys for everyone..
for example this is what her tree looked like last year...


it's insane. but part of our tradition is for her to pass out all the gifts to everyone and then we make our little individual piles and we all open one at a time. it takes a long time but it's so much fun and it's something i look forward to every year. she buys the best presents too so it's always exciting to see what she gets us.

she even gets her "grand-dogs" gifts... haha gotta love her!


5. and lastly.. on christmas morning morning, even though were older now, me and my brother still wait for each other to wake up and then we go into the living room and open all of our "santa" gifts! then my dad makes us breakfast (i always eat french toast). then all my grandparents come over to see what "santa" brought us.. haha i love that we still do all of this even though we're 18 and 20 :-)

i love christmas traditions!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

women be shoppin'

today A and I woke up early and headed to the outlets.
they had so many great deals..
sadly i walked away with just an outfit from polo for little miss CG
adam, however, bought enough for the both of us! that boy can SHOP!

we came home and just hung out and watched football.
it felt weird for both of us to be sitting at home on a saturday instead of at a georgia game!
no worries, the dawgs will be back in athens next weekend for the big game against GA Tech.

to make up for the lack of shopping i did at the outlets i did some online shopping!
i got some really great deals at forever 21 by shopping in their 'fabulous finds' section..
here's what i got..

striped tunic $11.50


striped cardigan $11.50


plaid sleep shorts $5.50


denim skinny jeans $9.50


black denim skinny jeans $9.50


basic white cami $3.50



CAN YOU BELIEVE THOSE PRICES?!
now i know forever 21 isn't exactly the most high quality when it comes to clothing but i love everything they have and with those prices who cares!?

i hope everyone is having a safe and happy weekend!

Friday, November 19, 2010

oh happy day!

linking up today with lauren for fill in the blank friday!

this week is thanksgiving themed.. love it :-)

1. My thanksgiving plans this year will include...
spending time with my mom and dad's sides of the family and also seeing adam's family

2. My favorite thanksgiving was...
I don't think I have a specific favorite because they are all good!

3. My signiture thanksgiving dish is...
buffalo chicken dip.. even though that's my sig dish at all times not just t-giving! I made it today for our company thanksgiving feast and i'm making another batch when i get home for a friend's thanksgiving party! Me and the roomies make it at least once a week.. SO GOOD!

4. my favorite thanksgiving food is..
hashbrown casserol..mmmmm :-)

5. thanksgiving free assosciation..
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!!

6. thanksgiving is..
one of my favorite holidays!

7. I am thankful for..
God, my mom, dad, brother, sister-in-law, niece, adam, friends, school being almost over for the semester, my job, and my puppies!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!
I will be studying my butt off and doing lots-o-homework..errgg..

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WILW


i'm linking up with jamie for what i'm loving wednesday :-)

1) i am loving the weather here in georgia.. it's perfect!

2) i am loving my sweet lexie.. she has been so good lately!

3) i am loving that it's almost thanksgiving. it's one of my favorite holidays! it just kicks things off for me.. t-giving, then christmas, then new years, then my birthday!

4) i am loving that my mom and i have decided to go shopping on black friday again this year. can't wait to see what kind of great deals we will get!

5) i am loving my sweet adam. he is so good to me :-)

i hope everyone is having a great wednesday!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

it was a happy day for my bestie!

today my best friend lindsey got the surprise of a life time from her mama...


she was just hanging out at her apartment and had NO IDEA...


she couldn't even believe what she was seeing...


it was...


something she's always wanted...
a YORKIE!!!


& her name is Mazie Lou!



i am sooo happy for my bestie
& i can't wait for MY baby lexie lou to meet her new "cousin" mazie!

4 month birthday!


we had carolyne-grace's four month birthday party tonight!
usually we go out to dinner for it but we just ordered pizza tonight.
i cannot believe it's been FOUR months since she was born...seems like yesterday!


happy birthday sweet girl, aunt jamie loves you more than you will ever know.

Monday, November 15, 2010

weekend

it was a typical weekend for me and A


& even though georgia lost we still had a great time with our friends.


we don't have a game this weekend.
i'm very excited to do (hopefully) nothing!


Friday, November 12, 2010

weekend plans


we're off for another great weekend of university of georgia football
we're heading to auburn tonight after the uga basketball game.

good luck to the dawgies!


fill in the blank friday

1. the most spontaneous thing i've ever done was...
well, spontaneous is my middle name..pretty much everything i do is spontaneous, ha! i actually asked adam once to describe me in one word and he said spontaneous. i guess the most spontaneous thing i've done though was last spring when my roommates and i randomly decided to go to the beach..we decided this at 11:00p.m. and by 12:00a.m. we were picking up another friend and were on the road.

2. the best gift i've ever recieved was...
2 years ago AKL went to the braves spring training games in florida..well, he knows how big of a matt diaz (brother to the christian singer jonny diaz) fan i am..so after one of the games he waited out back where the players come out and he got matt to sign an official mlb ball for me..i was so surprised when he gave it to me and it is still my favorite gift ever!!

3. a time that i was truly and genuinley surprised was...
my freshman (or sophomore..i don't remember) year of college i was having a REALLY bad day. AKL was supposed to be in class and i was at my apartment doing homework when in he walked holding not 1..not 2..not even 3..but FOUR coach bags.. he had gone to the outlets (instead of class) and gotten me a purse, wallet, wristlit and a $50.00 giftcard. and it's not really about the physical surprise but this is just a true definition of the man that adam is.. he would seriously do ANYTHING to make me happy.. and HAPPY i was :-)

4. i can't leave the house without...
my iPhone. i could be naked with no makeup on but as long as i have my phone i'm good to go!

5. favorite day of the week is
sunday
because...
it is so relaxing. i usually try to have all of my homework done before sunday so i can go to church and lunch and just relax with my puppies and adam and watch football. there's just something about sundays that are so peaceful to me.

6. something that can always make me laugh is...
carolyne-grace :-) she just melts my heart. she is hilarious and i love her so much!

7. my perfect day would include...
sleeping in, waking up to adam cooking breakfast and lexie already being taken outside (i hate doing that in the mornings), shopping all day with endless amounts of money, and then eating dinner at the last resort :-)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

carolyne-grace

**warning: LOTS of pictures of the baby!**

now that we have a new baby in the family it seems like people are coming over every week to see her! tonight my grandparents and great grandma came to my parent's house for pizza and baby time.
lucky for me i live 15 mins away from my parents and go home pretty much everyday (i went twice today!)
i of course took lots and lots of pictures of my growing niece (i can't believe she will be FOUR months old on tuesday)



i love this one..i think the flash scared her, ha!



she threw up on me 5 seconds after this...whoops!

brother, cg, dad

nana and carolyne-grace

me and sweet cg

my little lexie lou playing with her cousin carolyne-grace


oh i just love her!!!

new blog design & CMA's


i just love love love my new blog design! thank you Penny Lane Designs.
i've been trying to simplify my life in a lot of ways.. so a new, more simple, blog design is perfect!

ok, so last night me and the mr. watched the CMA's and i was so into it! (picture clapping after every performance, making the dogs quit playing so i could hear better, etc.) for one, carrie underwood & brad paisley are my FAVORITES!


and blake and miranda are so cute! i'm so happy for both of them :-)


& brad..oh brad.. entertainer of the year--i love it! (sn: i met brad paisley at wal-mart when i was in 7th grade) His acceptance speech left me in tears.. it was so sweet!


and i can't forget my georgia man, zac brown!



i love the cma's every year & get so excited!
it also got me and A thinking we should take a trip to nashville over christmas break!




me and him

I saw this on Natalie's blog today and thought it was cute so I'm going to answer the questions too! :)

1. What are your middle names? Kyle and Lynn
2. How long have you been together? It will be 2 years in Feb
3. How long did you know each other before you started dating? 4 years
4. Who asked who out? Adam asked me
5. How old are each of you? He's 23 and I'm 20
6. Did you go to the same school? Same middle school, high school and college :-)
7. Are you from the same home town? Yes
8. Who is the smartest? Adam..for sure..
9. Who majored in what? Adam's major is Turfgrass Management (he is graduating in less than a month!) & mine is Early Childhood Education
10. Who is the most sensitive? I think we're both pretty sensitive. I get my feelings hurt easier though.
11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Colorado
12. Who has the worst temper? Me :-)
13. How many children do you want? 2 or 3.. A is an only child so I know he doesnt want just one
14. Who does the cooking? We usually just go out to eat, but when we do cook Adam usually does it. I stick to making the cookies.
15. Who is more social? I'm super shy around people I don't know whereas A will talk to ANYONE. but i am very social with my friends.
16. Who is the neat freak? Adam
17. Who is the most stubborn? I think I am.
18. Who wakes up earlier? Depends what day it is since our schedules are different everyday..we both wake up early every day though.
19. Where was your first date? We "hung out" at each others apartments a few times before we went on our first real date but I think the first place we went was either Mexican or Japanese..I don't really remember because I think we did both the same week.
20. Who has the bigger family? Me
21. Do you get flowers often? not really, but A does surprise me with them sometimes.. like when he goes out of town for UGA games and I stay home and watch his dog :-)
22. How do you spend the holidays? We spend it with both of our families.. it's tough because we're constantly going from one house to the next but i'm glad we get to see everyone.
23. Who is more jealous? Neither of us
24. How long did it take to get serious? Well i had just gotten out of a year long relationship literally 2 weeks before Adam and I started hanging out so it took me a little while to be serious.
25. Who eats more? Adam..i eat like a bird
26. What do you do for a living? We're both students but he works for UGA Athletics and I work for a pharmacy that specializes in growth hormone therapy.
27. Who does the laundry? We do our own.
28. Who's better with the computer? Me!
29. Who drives when you are together? Usually Adam.. he thinks I suck at driving
30. What is your song? we don't really have one.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WILW


1. I am LOVING the weather today, high of 74 & sunny!

2. I am LOVING that I'm going to Auburn this wknd with Adam and a few of our friends :-)

3. I am LOVING that this semester is ALMOST over.. only a few more weeks

4. I am LOVING that my grandparents came to Athens last night and took me, my dad, Adam, brother & SIL & CG & my cousins to dinner at my favorite place!

5. I am just LOVING life right now :-)