Pirates Cove: Josephine, AL

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Just yesterday I took my bestest friends to a local spot I’ve been hearing about. My friends down here have called me a Yankee because I didn’t know what the hell a Bushwacker was. For God’s sake, a yankee of all things. So we went to find out what it was indeed! And Pirates Cove is apparently the place to go.

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Bushwacker: Cream of Coconut, Kahlua, Bacardi, Cream de Cacau, Half-and-Half, and Vanilla Ice Cream.

It was pretty tasty. And in the summer I’m sure they could be quite dangerous! Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the summer. I must find a boat. I digress… Pirates Cove has de-lish-ous burgers and you can bring your four legged friends! They keep a beautiful bull mastiff on staff who can do many tricks like shake and beg. She was lovely. I hear that in the summer you can wait upwards of an hour and a half! We enjoyed it a lot.

Today I am thankful for: my best friend being in town. All the way from Vienna. We have vegged-out all day and watched the first season of Downton Abbey. We’re only slightly obsessed. Love it!

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Wedding Hair: Congratulations Tina!

This weekend we traveled up to Birmingham for Miss Tina’s wedding. And she looked soooooooo beautiful. As y’all know, I was doing the hair. And that’s no small task. Luckily, everything ran very smoothly. No one was nervous, everyone was really excited and happy, and there was a lot of estrogen in one room… luckily, I survived. Do y’all remember my test run? See below.

At the time, I thought this was really pretty. And then we found out it could be much better.

Before… and then…

I’m so happy it went well. Congratulations Tina. You looked so beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful and very happy marriage. And Kat, how is it that we managed to not take one single picture together?! We only see each other once every other year and when we’re out of the country! I love you, girl!

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In other news, today celebrates the end to Mardi Gras. This was my first year of parades and I wish I could say I went to more. Too bad, so sad – This seems to be the story of my life right now:  Work, work all week long, Punching that clock from dusk till dawn. Counting the days till Friday night, That’s when all the conditions are right. For a good time… I need a good time.” Thank you Mr. Alan Jackson. These lyrics couldn’t be any more true… my girls are coming to see me this week. I. CANNOT. WAIT.

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Today I am thankful for: only 2.5 more days until I get to see my very bestest friend.

Survey Says…

This is my most favorite picture I’m taken recently. And since I’ve been mostly working with my free time, I don’t have anything to update you on. So here’s a good ole survey. Enjoy.

1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? semi-closed.
2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? only if they smell nice.
3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? in… i’m not a hobo.
4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before? nope.
5:Do you like to use post-it notes? just a little bit…
6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? i usually take my dads.
7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? bear. 
8:Do you have freckles? asian people don’t usually get freckles.
9:Do you always smile for pictures? yes.
10:What is your biggest pet peeve? my boyfriends whistling. 
11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk? yes.
12:Have you ever peed in the woods? yes.
13:What about pooped in the woods? ewwwe.
14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? sara? should answer this or should you? OH HELL YEAH.
15:Do you chew your pens and pencils? gross.
16:How many people have you slept with this week? only 1.
17:What size is your bed? queen.
18:What is your Song of the week? i’ve been listening to a book on tape. haha. the twilight series… don’t judge me.
19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink? not really.
20:Do you still watch cartoons? only disney movies.
21:Whats your least favorite movie? anything sammy recommends.
22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? some place secret… with my dad.
23:What do you drink with dinner? sweet tea.
24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in? ummm… chick-fil-a sauce, duh.
25:What is your favorite food? boyfriends awesome burgers.
26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love? disney movies, chick flicks, anything Jane Austin.
27:Last person you kissed/kissed you? boyfriend.
28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout? lord, no.
29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? i don’t know. my mom wouldn’t like that. 
30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? last month. postcards to loved ones.
31:Can you change the oil on a car? no.
32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket? yes.
33:Ever ran out of gas? no.
34:Favorite kind of sandwich? does an awesome burger count?
35:Best thing to eat for breakfast? french crepes from the original pancake house. YUM.
36:What is your usual bedtime? now. 9 p.m.
37:Are you lazy? god yes.
38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? all disney princesses.
39:What is your Chinese astrological sign? tiger.
40:How many languages can you speak? speak well? none. speak badly??? 4.
41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions? yes. dwell.
42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs? lincoln logs.
43:Are you stubborn? only with my mother.
44:Who is better…Leno or Letterman? oprah.
45:Ever watch soap operas? no.
46:Are you afraid of heights? no.
47:Do you sing in the car? god yes.
48:Do you sing in the shower? if music is playing.
49:Do you dance in the car? only with my girls.
50:Ever used a gun? yes.
51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? sorority photos.
52:Do you think musicals are cheesy? no.
53:Is Christmas stressful? yes.
54:Ever eat a pierogi? wtf.
55:Favorite type of fruit pie? cake.
56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? wedding dress designer.
57:Do you believe in ghosts? i don’t know.
58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? not really. i don’t get it.
59:Take a vitamin daily? no. i always forget.
60:Wear slippers? flip flops.
61:Wear a bath robe? no.
62:What do you wear to bed? yoga pants and a shirt.
63:First concert? celine dion with my pops.
64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? target.
65:Nike or Adidas? nike.
66:Cheetos Or Fritos? gross.
67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? gross.
68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? no.
69:Ever take dance lessons? yes. 
70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? yes.
71:Can you curl your tongue? yes.
72:Ever won a spelling bee? lord no.
73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy? yes.
74:Own any record albums? no.
75:Own a record player? no.
76:Regularly burn incense? no.
77:Ever been in love? deeply.
78:Who would you like to see in concert? adele or rolling stones… in their prime, with my momma.
79:What was the last concert you saw? wilco in florence.
80:Hot tea or cold tea? both.
81:Tea or coffee? tea.
82:Sugar or snickerdoodles? snickerdoodles.
83:Can you swim well? no, not really.
84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? yes, i’m not 5.
85:Are you patient? very.
86:DJ or band, at a wedding? band.
87:Ever won a contest? i can’t remember.
88:Ever had plastic surgery? no.
89:Which are better black or green olives? neither.
90:Can you knit or crochet? no.
91:Best room for a fireplace? kitchen.
92:Do you want to get married? yes.
93:If married, how long have you been married? n/a.
94:Who was your HS crush? haha… nick carter (backstreet boys)
95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? no. i’m not a child.
96:Do you have kids? lord no.
97:Do you want kids? someday.
98:Whats your favorite color? purple.
99:Do you miss anyone right now? yes.

Today I am thankful for: my friends and i finally being able to group text. It was made for us.

DIY Earring Organizer

So I’ve been feeling pretty crafty lately. And I’ve been seeing all of these earring organizers on Pinterest. And y’all know I love Pinterest. And I got to thinking, that’s got to be pretty easy and it was.

Here’s what you need: A Frame, Paint (if needed), Tin Snips, Metal Panelling (or a chicken wire kind of material) and some Picture Hanging Hardware.

So I picked up a frame that was half off at Hobby Lobby. I removed the glass and got to painting the frame. I like white. I did a few coats.

So then my man helped me out. We borrowed some tin snips from work and got to cutting the metal panel down to the correct size. After that we set the metal panel in place and then folded the little brackets down.

Afterward, I screwed in the hanging hardware  on both corners of the frame you may only need one depending on the size of your frame. And then you’re all set. It’s ready to be hung!

All that’s left is hanging up your favorite jewels. There are pro’s and con’s to this type of jewelry hanger. If you have earrings with funny backs, it makes things a little more difficult but all-in-all it can hang a lot of jewelry and with a lot less clutter. Which I really like. I hope this helped anyone who plans on making an organizer. I’d love to see pictures of your very own. PLTW.

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Today I am thankful for: getting some work done.