Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How to Make Digital Post-Its

I've gotten several questions on how to do the Post-It notes on Tuesday so I thought I'd share. SupahMommy does a blog link up every Tuesday called Post-It Note Tuesday {PINT for short}.

From her blog:

Why bother spewing verbal vomit when you can sum it all up in one neat little post it note?

They can be fun, lighthearted, notes to self, to do lists or just plain bitch notes left for others. Your choice. Get creative.

I find PINT to be very therapeutic. I think you will, too. Plus, it's fun!

Now, making the Post-Its: Go to this web site, create your own notes in one of four colors, and save to your computer. Then upload them to your blog. Simple as that! Really, it's easy. I promise! I'm still trying to get my SIL to join in, but she has yet to jump on the bandwagon with me.

Link up here with Supah every Tuesday! While you're there, grab her PINT button and put it on your blog post for others to link to. It's a great way to get new followers, as well as a fun way to meet new bloggy friends.

Let me know if you join in!


Monday, June 28, 2010

GTKY #1: 6.28.10

Getting to know YOU

I was surfing the blogosphere and saw this meme over at Mannland5. I've seen it before and have been intrigued but never joined in. That changes today! If you want to join in too, head over to Mannland5 to get the questions. Here goes:

The Questions

1.If you had $5,000.00 to spend on plastic surgery what would you have done?

I hate my ears. I always have. I would have them made a bit smaller. They're too big and stick out too much.

2. Do you watch Soap operas and if so what is your favorite and why?

Do reruns of Dallas count? If so, this is my favorite. I love the characters and the ridiculous things they do. Totally unrealistic, but I love it! I don't watch current soap operas. Can't stand them.

3. Favorite clothing brand?

I guess I'd have to say Old Navy.

4. An afternoon shopping spree at your favorite store or maid service for a year?

Shopping spree for sure!

5. would you ever vajazzle?

Okay, I had to look this one up. After some research, I have to say heck no! But never say never, I guess.

6. Favorite Disney Princess?

When I was a kid, it was Ariel from The Little Mermaid. I really can't say I have a favorite at this present!

7. Last movie that made you bawl your eyes out?

The Blind Side

8. Have you ever broken any bones and if so what?

The only bone I've ever broken was my pinky toe. That was so painful. I don't suggest it.

If you're joining in on GTKY, don't forget to link up!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Confessional: 6.25.10

*Today I'm going to shamelessly plug SwagBucks. What is SwagBucks? It's basically a site where you get points {SwagBucks} for surfing the Internet. It's free. It's easy. I really only use it to "search" for Facebook or Gmail and get points for it every day. You can also do surveys now. I did one yesterday and received 150 Swagbucks. Then you use your Swagbucks to buy prizes. I got my first $5 Amazon gift card the other day for doing basically nothing. I've only been on for like 2 months, and haven't even used it daily. Plus, you can still use Google when you want. If you sign up, will you please use my referral link here? I'd truly appreciate it:) I officially have ZERO referrals so far. If you sign up today, use this code "SweetTweeting" for 20 bucks. When you sign up, you can put your own referral code out there for others to use. You will get points when they search. Fun!

*I have homework due for my summer class on Monday. I haven't even started it. I've procrastinated the entire week away. Now I'll spend part of my weekend doing it. No fun!

*I'll probably go to the pool tomorrow instead of doing homework.

*All I want to do today is go home and crochet. I have a pattern for mary jane slippers for women that I'm working on. They're amazing! {I'll post pics soon:)} Too bad I have to work.

*I'm anxiously counting down the days to Nursing school. I may feel differently once it starts. First day is August 16th! I may then become a crazy person who does nothing but study for 2 years. Hopefully not.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Introducing The Daily Shoe

I would like to introduce you to a new blog by my good friend, Charissa, the girl behind The Daily Shoe. Though she's not new to writing, she is new to the blogging world and I couldn't be happier! Since we no longer live in the same city, I know I'm going to love keeping up with her through her blog.

She's a fantastic writer and always has something meaningful to say. Her blog, The Daily Shoe, is a really good read and I would love it if you would drop by and show her some love! If you're female, you'll love her blog. I promise.
You can see what The Daily Shoe is all about here. I think it's a great place to start!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday


{left to right: Margot, Sarah, me, Angela}

This week my girlfriends and I got to enjoy our first book club meeting. We had so much fun! We decided to start this book club last month because we all love to read. The cool thing is that we all love to read different types of books, so we're all sort of stepping our of our reading "comfort zone," if you will. Our first book was Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. It was a good read that I would definitely suggest to those of you who like non-fiction.

We had a great time discussing the book, drinking wine, and enjoying some girl time. We all need a girls' night out sometimes, don't we? It was really nice. We can't wait for our next meeting!

If you're looking for something fun to do with your girlfriends, I really recommend starting your own book club as well. It was such a great excuse for a relaxing night out of the house and some great bonding time. Quality time with friends truly is irreplacable.


Tuesday Tag-Along

Tuesday Tag-Along

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!


Post It Note Tuesday: 6.22.10


Monday, June 21, 2010

Made it Monday

I'm back from "staycation" {thanks for the new word, Scotti!} and back to the daily grind. Fun fun! However, my countdown to the end of this job and the start of nursing school has begun. Yay! I'm so ready. It's very surreal though. I know I've been accepted and I'm starting August 16th, but I still won't believe it until I go to class the first day. I can't seem to believe that I will be a nurse {hopefully!} in 2 years. If you had told me 5 years ago that this is the route I would be taking, I wouldn't have believed you. I always swore if there was anything I could never do, it was something in the medical field. Just goes to show how much we change as we grow.

On another note, I thought I'd share with you what I made this past week. I ordered this pattern for crochet button loafers and it was SO EASY! They turned out amazingly cute, too. I made this pair for my new nephew, Michael, in the 0-3 months size. My sister said they swallowed him but that she hopes they will fit in August.

Aren't they precious?! I love them so much that I plan to make them in a rainbow of colors and offer them in my shop. They were so much fun to make, too!

What have you been working on lately?


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On Vacay!

Hi, all! Sorry, no PINT today. I'm taking the week off from work for a much-needed vacation. We aren't going anywhere, but we are so excited to be able to relax a bit. My birthday is on Thursday, so perhaps I'll post then. Otherwise, I'll probably be MIA this week. I hope you all have a great week!

I'll still be lurking and commenting, just not posting. See you next week!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Last Day to Enter...... win this headband!

Please go enter! It would mean a lot to me:) Click the flashing star to find the post over at Only the Curious. Good luck!



Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm an Aunt...Again!

I'm very excited to announce my newest nephew, Michael Slaten! {Slaten is his middle name, which he shares with my Papaw, his great-grandfather.}

{Yes, that's me. Don't judge. I had a long day at work and a 3 hour drive. I am not looking my best.}

Michael arrived around 6:30 last night. I rushed from work to get home and change and get to the hospital in Franklin, TN, {2.5 hours from my house} and just barely missed him arriving--by about 10 minutes. However, they tell me that the nurses cleaned him up in the room, so I didn't actually miss seeing anything, thank goodness. I don't even want to go into the stupid rush hour traffic I had to put up with.

This is my sister, Ginny, and Michael's big brother, Noah. Doesn't she look amazing? This is literally like 45 minutes after birth. I swear, she always has the easiest labor.

This is Michael's very excited cousin Brady. He turns 3 today, so they almost shared a birthday! I had to include this photo because he is so insanely cute. He loves his Spiderman costume, as you might have guessed. I can only assume that someone, at some point, told him that Michael had been in my sister's belly because several times last night he said, "I don't want Michael in my belly." It was seriously the cutest thing ever. I could just squeeze the stuffing out of him!

{big sister, Madi}

This is definitely my favorite photo of the night. No description necessary. Aren't they a sweet little family?

Welcome to the world, Michael! We love you!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

iPhone Insanity

As you might have read on Post It Note Tuesday, I needed a new cell phone. My 2-year contract was up and I was eligible for an upgrade. As I do when I buy anything electronic, I asked around to see what people suggest as far as brands, models, etc. I haven't been in the market for a phone for 2 years now--because I don't like to spend unnecessary money--so I needed some opinions on a good phone.

Obviously, I don't live under a rock and I know the iPhone has become the biggest thing since the moon landing. However, I don't understand why people get so obsessed with this thing. I really don't. When I started asking around about phones, approximately 4 in 5 people said, "You HAVE to get an iPhone!!!!!!!!" They were all so histrionic about it. Then they would go into all of the reasons why I HAVE TO GET AN IPHONE! I wasn't sold. Sorry, I'm not interested in entering into indentured servitude under my cell phone. Seriously. Because I've noticed that anyone who owns an iPhone is actually owned by it, as a general rule. I understand that you love your phone or whatever, but why do they have to try to talk everyone else into getting one? I talked to my SIL about it and she agreed that "iPhone users are the biggest phone snobs." She's so right.

Have you noticed how anyone who has one can't have it out of arms reach for even 2 seconds? And they're constantly texing or IMing or some other such thing. You can't even have a conversation with these people without them pulling it out and typing away mid-conversation. I think this is so rude. What if I pulled out a magazine while you were talking to me. Wouldn't you be offended? It annoys me to no end. We were at a friend's birthday party the other night and, I swear, the iPhone users were surfing the interweb or something 75% of the time we were there. Obviously, the rest of us were not interesting enough.

I mentioned on Facebook yesterday that I had gotten a new phone and my friend asked me if I got an iPhone. {One of the friends who had tried to sell me on it in the first place.} When I said, "No, I got a Samsung," I thought she was going to bleed out on the floor. She went on to say that the iPhone was "one of the best purchases {she's} ever made". Wow, seriously? Is that what this world is coming to? Because on my list of "best purchases" I would include my husband's wedding ring, our home, our vehicles. Perhaps I might even include our flat screen t.v., but I could live without it and it certainly isn't at the top of the list, by any means.

I admit, at first I did think about getting the iPhone, but then I decided that I didn't want to become more internet obsessed than I already am. Plus, I really don't need the inflated phone bill that comes with it. I can get on the internet at home. That's why I bought a computer--another one of those "best" purchases.

What are your thoughts on the iPhone?

A chart showing how cults seduce people.

haha! Sounds familiar...