Thursday, October 30, 2008

my thoughts for today...

Buy an older brick home...

from the 60's or 70's...

in an established neighborhood...

with trees and bigger lots...

do some demo...

pick out stuff I like, such as...

cabinets, floors, paint, trim, light fixtures, etc...

Make it ours!

It'll be different than anybody elses...

Alan tells me I am crazy,

that I don't know what I want...

And he is probably right.

Because in the past 6 months I have talked about buying the red brick house.

Buying land and building a house.

And now I want to buy a fixer-upper...

Maybe it's a good thing our house hasn't sold yet...

Maybe I like the idea of some awesome before and after photos...

One thing is for certain, Alan loves me...

even when I am wishy-washy, random, and completely contradicting myself.

And I am so thankful!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

just some stuff...

Cool young couple. Cool blog. DIY-ers.
Renovated an old house.
Alan and I have already sent our absentee ballots!

It's cold outside!
I love sweater weather!

Speaking of sweaters...
look at this hat.
Baby Singleton is gonna need one of these!
(Another etsy find!)

On my birthday wish list! Antique beaded garland!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pray for Gage that he will have a significant weight gain
when they go back to the doctor on Friday!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Thursday I made another trip to Milledgeville to spend
the day with Gage and his momma.

We had a great, very relaxing day!

The picture above is my favorite!

Notice the nasogastric tube is gone and look at his
chunky cheeks!

The picture below is the gift I put together for
Lauren, Chris and Gage!
The bucket turned out really cute!
Monogram is from
It's actually a car monogram!

It's very rainy today! I am on my way to Alabama for the weekend!
Alan is staying here to hunt!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

look who I got to meet...

I'm telling y'all pictures don't do him any justice!
I am spending Friday with Mr. Gage and his momma (and can't wait).
We are having a mini-shower since she decided not to have a shower.

Getting to see him in real life was amazing.
He is perfectly adorable!
It's pretty unbelievable to hold a miracle!

Lauren is turning 27 on Sunday so
I have birthday surprises for her too!

This is the picture of my way-to-cute keychain!

I am in the process of making some just like them!

Pictures coming soon...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

3 hour nap.

Pop-ups: Grandma's backyard
I just woke up from one...
I worked 14 hours on Friday.
And so far this weekend we have been called back three times.
I feel so exhausted.
My check will look good in two weeks. :)

Please pray for my sister, Paige.
She was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
She has been on antibiotics for a week now.
Her family care physician is referring her to someone that has seen it before.
Some of the things that come along with it can be pretty serious!

Alan is grilling ribs right this minute...they smell too good.
Sweet potatoes are in the oven.

It's raining outside.
It's been rainy, gloomy, and windy outside today.
(maybe that's another reason I slept so long.)

Lauren and Chris are coming home Tuesday!
I am riding up to Milledgeville Tuesday morning to deliver some surprises!

I bought almost all the stuff to make the round keychains
similar to the ones I recently purchased.
I'm gonna try my hand at making some.

Been brainstorming (daydreaming) about getting a monogram machine.
(Alan told me he was gonna buy me one Saturday morning...but I had to go to work.)
I can't wait to make some items for extra money to go into savings.
Also, it will give me something to occupy my time.

Speaking of occupying my time...
I signed up for an extra day of work next week and the next.
Not that I am a workaholic by any means...
But I need something to do.

I went to a large antique store in Macon on Saturday.
I found lots of antique ornaments.
I will post a picture when I take one.
(Alan: hint hint November 17th)

Last week I found two 4ft. lighted, Christmas trees in urns for
the front porch at Big Lots of all places.
They were a bargain for real at 36 dollars for 2.

So happy with where we are in our life right now.
Married for 3.5 years.
Saving money.
Planning to buy or build a new house. Soon.
Minimal stress.
Lots of love.
Just me and Alan.
Couldn't imagine it any other way!

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


is a huge day for Lauren, Chris and Gage!

They are getting discharged from the hospital!

They are staying in Philly at the Ronald McDonald House until Tuesday.

He has a follow-up appointment on Tuesday morning...
and they will be Atlanta bound after that!

Praise the Lord!

I am so excited!

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Lord work
through their lives over the past 10 months!
I know He will continue finishing the good work He has started...

We are so blessed!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Luke Bryan...

We saw him at the fair Saturday night!
We really didn't know that much about him, but seeing him
in concert made us really like him.
He smiled and goofed off the whole time.
You could tell he really loves what he is doing.
He also writes alot of his songs!
Oh, and he is a South Georgia boy!
After listening to all his songs you just feel so proud to
live in the South!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

random thoughts (&prayers)...


If I knew I wouldn't fail what would I try to do?

What's going on with the economy? What does it mean to me? My future kids?

I'm ready to see Gage in person! I'm praying that he'll gain some weight and get rid of that stinking tube! Come home soon baby!

When is my house gonna sell? I ready to feel at home here.

I have a great husband!

To do tomorrow...I'm off...sleep in...YES!

I wish I had space to spread out my stuff and sew up some stuff.

Do we buy land and build? Do we buy a house?

Do I have too many hobbies? Sewing? Photography? Card-making? Crafting?

Maybe I should just focus on one (hobby)? No, because I like all of them...

I'm almost 27 years old...yikes...3 years till 30...and still no baby...

I really want those antique ornaments I saw today...

I hope we have a house by Christmas...

I need to go to bed...but I'd rather look on Etsy...

Thursday, October 2, 2008


If you haven't seen it...go see it!
It's awesome!

an official before and after...



On our way to the furniture store we saw all of
these gliders sitting beside the road at an antique store.
Of course Alan and I were curious about how well they looked up close,
had they been sandblasted, how much were they...etc.
So on our way back home we stopped.
The prices ranged from 200-400 dollars.
We decided that our paint job looked better,
and our sanding job looked just as good as theirs.
Alan has done a great job with the painting of ours!
Monday night he put ours back together.
Last night he got the clear coat done!
I will post finished pictures later! :)
This yucky green color one is the exact style of ours!
It was selling for 350.00
Another reason why I love my camera!
These were taken at Momma and Dad's house this weekend.
This lantana has overtaken their front flower beds.
It was covered with butterflies and bees.
I couldn't get the butterflies to cooperate!

Would you take a look at that baby ticker to the right...

Today Gage is one month old! :)

He still isn't even supposed to be born yet!

Lauren's due date was October 6th!

Isn't God so good!

Have a great Thursday!