Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Random Wednesday!

Love this link-up because we all know how random I am! Ha! My last post was about how I am sooooo ready for Spring. It's worse now! It has been a struggle since Christmas Day to get everyone in this house well! Not that we are battling any terrible illness, but goodness...and I hear that the flu this year is spreading like wildfire! Ugh! Stay home sick people! On Monday, I did what any nurse would do after losing a fight with a virus turned into a sinus infection that would gag the roto-rooter man. I dug through my medicine cabinet and found a WHOLE bottle of Amoxicillin that my doctor presecribed me almost a year ago. I thought I had strep throat but didn't so she gave me Amoxicillin because she suspected a sinus infection. I was like whatever...I ain't dying and I was breastfeeding (THAT SO DESERVES A POST...the child that would not try formula) so I'll save these meds in case I really need them one day. So, I have put myself on antibiotics and am feeling much better. Now, as a nurse I must tell you that you should never do that! Always listen to your doctor and take your meds as directed! Nurses are the worst patients ever!

Yesterday I made something I found on Pinterest months ago. I had all the stuff here so why not? I put orange peel, sliced apples, and cinnamon in a pan and covered with water. I brought it to a boil and let it simmer all afternoon adding water as needed. It smelled amazing! There is no specific amount on any of the ingriedients but I wouldn't get crazy with the cinnamon...that may make it too strong.
Smelled so good!
Next, I got so tired of wearing t-shirts and blue jeans to the grocery store all the time. Yeah, I know it's kinda sad that it's one of the only places I go but it's ok with me. I have all these clothes just hanging in my closet that only get used on date nights that rarely happen. This has been my favorite casual outfit this season. Just a pair of black jeggings from LOLA at Mall of America (not sure they have any other stores), a Chambray shirt that I got for $5 from Old Navy last year, and my favorite riding boots by Steve Madden. Very casual but much cuter than t-shirts all the time and it makes me feel good too!

Simple but cute!
I was excited to buy these mint jeans from Tilly's online. My SIL, Laura, is going to be doing a post on how to wear these soon. I have a few things in mind but she and my other SIL, Carrie, are the stylish ones so I kinda count on them at times to know how far behind my style is! Lol!

Mint Jeans! Stay tuned to see how I wear them!
I also got my order from Kiki La'Rue today! UPS has been working hard for me! Ha! I bought 2 shirts, a dress, and a necklace with matching earrings. I did not get a chance to wash my hair today (big shock since I stay home with little kids) so I'll try all of them on tommorow with pics!

Love Kiki La'Rue!
So, I set some goals for 2013 and one is to get my house more organized and possibly start finishing our upstairs but Brian insists on finisihing the old chevy in the garage.  When we bought this house, a major selling point for me was the closet. All I can say about the closet is the two men that designed this house somehow got into the head of every woman and made a closet to put a smile on her face. Seriously. So, as if this dream closet isn't big enough, they put another one in the master bath that is a walk-in. This closet is as interior as it can get. No walls touch the outside of the house, no windows so it makes a great tornado shelter but, I am a woman who has been quite stir crazy in this house lately. What does a woman do with a closet that is not being used? She turns it into a dressing room...duh!

My dressing room! Ha! Now I will post lots of OOTD (outfit of the day) pics! Don't hate on the Hannah Montana trashcan! And btw...I painted that pic in the background. Any Memphis friends interested in going to a paint party? They are so much fun!

When Tina Chris designed my blog, I had him add a tab for a "Home Tour". Now don't get all excited and go clicking on it because there is nothing there! Laura mentioned a home tour for her blog last week and I got to thinking that it will probably be at least 5 years before I am able to do a  home tour. Caleb will be in kindergarten then so I will be able to get my house set out the way I want to and have time to do it. Until then, I will make posts to show parts of the house here and there if it goes along with what I am talking about. Like this post, I mention the closet of my dreams so I will share it with you. Please excuse the takes us a good year or so to get moved in completely!
My closet has 2 entry's. This is the first. It is connected to the laundry room. Genius!

Custom shelving that you would just have to see to believe. hubby has more clothing than me. Something is wrong with this!

This is a bookcase that we use for DVDs, CDs, purses, bills, etc. This is shot facing the laundry room.
There is a turn towards the right in the closet and this is my side. Notice he has shoes on my side! Seriously...Haha!

This is the exit or entry #2. It leads to my master bath which is connected to my bedroom. Tell me these guys weren't thinking like a woman?!?! Smarties!

Tonight I won a prize for the like the first time ever! I won a free airbrush tan from my friend, Jamie at Southernglow! I am so excited! I have known Jamie for many years! We went to a football game at Ole Miss together years ago. We had so much fun checking out the stores on the square in Oxford after the game. She has a beautiful family. I am so excited! Momma is pale but will be glowing soon!
That's all for tonight! It is pouring down rain and I am ready for my head to hit the pillow. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow! I leave you with this precious face!

What's not to love??


  1. I love the mint jeans. I can't wait to see how you wear them.

  2. LOVE your closet. And yes! I want to go to a paint party...but I am not artistic AT ALL!

  3. Add me to your paint party!! I have been dying to do one of those! And omg, I absolutely love your closet!! Very genius having it connect to your laundry room. You don't see that very often. I'm add that to my dream house ideas lol.

  4. I'm loving your closet as well! It's so difficult for me to keep my closet organized, but it looks like you've got it down pat! :)

  5. YOu are so cute. I am going to buy something from Kiki - I love their stuff on all of you. LOL... Happy Thursday girl.

  6. I'm so glad I'm not sick anymore because I am missing those boys like crazy!!! I can't wait for Carter to come see the swing that Shane hung. I love yor outfit. Leggings and chambray are two huge essentials for me. I just did my mint post this morning. = ) I can't wait to see your outfits. I always love seeing you at family get togethers because you're always dressed so cute. I bet that smelled amazing; definitely going to have to try that!

  7. Holy bejeezies, I love that closet! I think there HAD to have been women who helped with the blueprint of your house!