Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Funnies

You remember the time when people actually drove to their job, settled down in their office and actually "worked"? I'm pretty sure that all stopped March 2010 B.P (Before Pinterest). 

Life as we new it ended after that. Work as we knew it ended after that. People now go into work and instead of checking their emails first, they are checking Pinterest. 

I'm pretty sure it is the newest addiction, and should probably have a 12 Step program! 

Hello. My name is Rebekah and I'm addicted to Pinterest. 
*Hi Rebekah*
I have 53 boards on Pinterest. 
I have 312 pins on my funny board alone. 
My boards are in alphabetical order. 
It is safe to say, I'm an addict! 
Admitting you have a problem is generally the first step right?

Obviously, I'm a sucker for the funny stuff. I mean, I do have 312 pins (the most pins of all my boards) in my board titled "Laughter = The Best Medicine". You should really check it out. It has some good stuff LOL.
You can click here to go to my Pinterest!

Anyways, today I actually got up before my alarm clock (first in....forever). And I actually have felt pretty dang good this morning. I'm not a zombie today! Yay! (Again that would be the first time in....forever). 

I even got to talk to my sister this morning and leave her a funny voice mail, which I know she just LOVED after the initial annoyance of seeing that stupid symbol pop up on her notifications he-he! We always have a good time talking to each other, and always end up laughing through 90% of it. 

I'm losing focus... back to the point....

After my funny chat, I got on Pinterest (go figure, right?) and hit up couple of random pins before focusing on the funny one's... and... you know those weird people at work that you hear in the office by themselves making weirdo noises? Well I'm one of those, and the noises come from choking back full blown LOL's from reading the funnies on Pinterest! 

So in honor of my good mood, and the end to a terrible week, I thought I might post some of my  favorite funnies found from Pinterest this week! 

I hope you all have a Fantabulously, Funny Friday! :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Getting Organized

Organizing... I love it, but it can be difficult for me to stay consistent with it. 

I've always kept a planner. The problem was I didn't always look at said planner, especially during the summer or whatever, because I didn't need to keep up with tests, exams, quizzes, assignments due... so the main time I looked at it was when I was in class. After that, it was forgotten until further notice. 

I started a little binder project earlier to keep recipe's, weekly meal plans, ideas, etc. a few months back, but with some of the craziness going on I've slacked off on it. However, now I'm realizing I may need it more than ever as a new mommy living on one income. 

So now I'm thinking it is time to get my binder in order and add in a few more things I think will come in handy the next few months. 

I'm not a creative person, but I like cute, creative things, so I went to my handy-dandy Pinterest and.... TA-DA....found blogs that had free, cute printable's for the things I needed! 

Here are the things I thought I needed to cover in my Binder... 

Meal Plan/Recipes- Updated
I already had this in my binder, but found another printable that was just a grid to use post it notes. I liked it better than what I already had, and it would be easy to pop the post its on and off if I need to change it. I also want to be able to have my quick/easy recipe's in here.

Monthly Calendar
With Doctor appointments, WIC appointments, and whatever ever else pops up after the baby is born, this will come in handy. I think I may actually print one to put on my fridge as well for an easy look-see. I also found a Dates to remember page, for a one-stop what I need to remember for what month. 

Weekly Goals/Cleaning List
The weekly goals comes with a grid to place post its like the weekly meal plan, so they are easily interchangeable (and cute). Then I figured this would be a good place to have some kind of cleaning list. I like lists and the feeling of accomplishment when I get to check things off lists. My husband is the mental list maker and to mentally check things off. I'm into visual aid. I like to be able to see it, hold it, smell it if need be (which I don't... that would be weird). But if I wanted to I could because it would be in my hand LOL. 

Monthly Budgeting
My husband and I will be dependent on one income once the baby is born, so I thought this would be good in helping us keep things into perspective as well as help us keep putting money back in our savings. 

Important Information/Documents
I thought this would come in handy to keep Insurance information, WIC checks, WIC documents, and whatever else I end up putting in there. I'm sure there is more. This way it is all in one place and there I don't have to pull a search and rescue for it. 

I found a cute little printable where for little Jot-It-Notes. I thought this would be good for those little random things I need to remember, for ideas, for anything miscellaneous.

If anyone has any other ideas, printable's that they use or advice, please let me know! Also if anyone uses WIC, any advice on the best way to understand these darn WIC checks, advice on how to organize it all, or any suggestions at all would be appreciated.  :) 

Monday, August 19, 2013

What Happened to the Weekend?!?

Does anyone else on Monday think..."What Flippin' Weekend?!?"

I had kind of a busy weekend, which of course had the whole thing flying by in hyper speed. 

And it is totally bad, now that I'm trying to think about it, exactly what I did each day. I feel like there are blank spaces in my weekend. I'm sitting here feeling like..... *crickets*....... while trying to figure out exactly what I did on Friday evening 

I know we did something Friday night, my husband and I... but I'll be darned if I can't remember exactly what that is. Pregnancy has me loosing it for real. 

Saturday I remember pretty well... First because My husband and I went to check out this place we heard about for sale... and I totally fell in love. The closets, the cabinet space in the kitchen, the big spacious rooms. Too bad that it is more than likely out of our reach, but that is all apart of life. Eventually we will get there. Just not right now. 

After that I remember I had lunch with some girlfriends, three of which are preggo like me! I know more pregnant women now than I ever have at one time in my life. It is CRAZY! I never believed the whole, "its something in the water" theory, but now I'm starting to question it. Just careful drinking the water LOL. 

Later on that evening my husband and I went to town. Yes, we both went and it was actually HIS idea. 
 I know right... I was shocked as well. But he finally realized his desperate need for some new jeans, and heard Sears was having a sale. He still flipped out over spending a few extra dollar's for a pair of nice Wranglers, but I'm pretty he isn't really complaining anymore since he's put them on. 

After that I somehow talked him into going to Ulta... All I needed was a new facial cleanser (cheap) and some makeup remove wipes (cheap). However, It is hard finding good products for a pregnant woman with sensitive, acne prone skin. My Cetaphil just hadn't been cutting it for me lately, and was doing absolutely nothing for breakouts. And I'm limited on drugstore products because of my little mini-me in my belly... so I ended up spending a few dollars more for the Philosophy's Purity Gel cleanser. I used the regular Purity cleanser before, and while it worked well on my sister's face, it did nothing for mine. Did I also mention I have oily skin?!?! Add that to the pot and it is IMPOSSIBLE to find something good for cheap that will help with that as well. 

Anyways... point is...
the gel cleanser was better for oily skin, was also a toner, and cleaned deep down in the pores to remove all makeup (even eye makeup). I was totally skeptical, but I paid the money and bought it, used it that night. It seemed to remove all of my makeup, even my waterproof mascara, but I used my little homemade toner of witch hazel and lemon juice just to see if there was any makeup left on the skin. After swiping the cotton ball on my face, there wasn't anything on the cotton ball. I used it the next morning and night and woke up this morning with the irritated parts of my skin shockingly less red. I'm already impressed, since my cetaphil never did that in the months I've been using it. 

Believe it or not, I started talking about my weekend, not my skincare... Oops. 

Sunday was another busy day of church, visiting my papaw in the hospital, and grocery shopping... 
but I did manage to squeeze in a small nap... I was so stinking tired. 

In conclusion, the weekend is never long enough, and I generally feel like I never really have one. I petition to have at least a 4 day weekend. All who agree say "I" or "Amen" LOL.

Hope you guys have a great Monday! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Oh, Friday

I will be the first to say, if someone hasn't already beat me to it, that I am so glad it is Friday. 

This past week has felt like the week from H-E- Double Hockey sticks.
Yes I went old school there. 

I could rant and rave about it, but I'm not. I can't do anything to change any of it, so I'm just kind of rolling with it the best I can. Sometimes that just means forcing a smile on my face and staying as positive as possible. After all, things could always be much worse. 

With that being said, I'll talk about some good things... one being the dinner I made last night. 

I am very proud to say that I made home made Chicken Alfredo for the first time every last night; meaning the sauce didn't come out of a jar. Of course it helped that it was so stinkin' easy. So it will definitely be going into my recipe book! 

If anyone would like the recipe you can click here.
Tip: Just make sure you season the sauce with something. I used Salt, Pepper, and some Garlic salt. I also seasoned my chicken with a little bit of garlic salt and Lawry's seasoning. It was super yummy!

As for my 30 days of Change Challenge. It is still a work in progress. I am actually proud to say that I've learned to accept my "not-so-great" skin a little more. I'm also still wearing less makeup, learning that if the imperfections show up, it is OK. Life isn't about the perfection, but the imperfections that can make it so perfect. 

Kind of like being broke .
(maybe that is a bad analogy, but go with me on this)
My husband and I have had many a Friday nights where we just didn't have the money to go and do anything, so we we spent the evening in. What could have been depressing, boring night (and believe me, some started off that way), ended up to be some pretty great nights. We'd watch a movie together and end up in a all out tickle war, or we'd end up at my parents house hanging with them. The point is, the we didn't have the money for that perfect Friday night outing, but the imperfection of being broke forced us to stay home where we made some pretty good memories anyways, without the Friday night city lights. 

So I may not have perfect skin, and my belly may look like the equivalent of two basketballs, and I may not be very good at DIY projects (I totally botched the wood letters for my daughters room), but it is still okay to love and accept myself just the way I am, imperfections and all. Sometimes it is easier said than done, but I am still working on it. 

I hope everyone has a lovely Friday and a easy, peezy weekend! :)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FALLing in Love

I actually have a Pinterest board with this title, where I pin everything and anything pertaining to Fall. 
Of course, I have a separate one, specifically for Halloween, because I'm a weirdo and feel like it is important enough to have it's own board all by itself. 

Karla @ Forever Newly Wedded (one of my favorite bloggers!!) came up with a great link up where you can share things you want to jot down to do during the most wonderful time of the year... I know that is supposed to be Christmas, but I include Fall into this because that is how much I love it. 

Oh man... the colors, the cool, crisp weather, the decorations and smells...
Have I mentioned that I LOVE FALL! 

So here is my to do list!
If you want to join the fun, link up with Karla

Forever Newly Wedded

Have Baby Dixon
This is pretty obvious, but Its the first on my to-do list. I'm so ready for her to get here so I can hold her and kiss her and love her, and then sometimes let her daddy do the same ;)

Take Fall Baby Pictures
I saw this on Pinterest a while back and knew that I would want to do this when Addison finally gets here.
How stinking cute is that!!!! 

Have (at least) 2 date nights with the Hubby
I know we could do this anytime, but during the Fall we will still be adjusting to the extra little person in our house. So to make sure my husband doesn't feel totally neglected, I want to go ahead and plan a date night at home (home-cooked, yummy meal, desert, and movie of his choice maybe), and a date night out when she's a little older. 

Watch at least 2 scary movies for Halloween
Last year we kind of flopped on getting in the scary movies. We didn't end up getting to watch one until Halloween was already over (what's the point in that, right!). So I want to make sure I get them in early from Netflix this year. 

Carve A Pumpkin
My husband and I actually done our first pumpkin together while we were still engaged. It had been my first pumpkin carving EVER! Last year, though, we were so busy we didn't get the chance. So this year its a must. 

Get pumpkin from Pumpkin Patch
I've never gotten to go to a pumpkin patch and actually pick my own pumpkin. I think it would be so much fun! 

Bake another Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Last year I made my very first homemade pumpkin pie. I got compliments on it, but wasn't too thrilled with it myself. So this year I would actually like to make it and like the taste of it as well. 

Bonfire and Movie
Someone locally puts on this Movie in the Park every year (closer to Christmas). We've never been able to go because of the rain or previous plans or whatever the case. This year I thought it would be fun, since I have a projector and my mom a screen, to set it up outside when it finally gets cool, and watch movies while having a bonfire/cookout! The kids would love it... and of course the Big Kids would too! :)

Try some DIY decorating projects
I have pinned a gazillion things that I want to do to decorate my house for Fall. It would be nice to actually do a one or two of them this year. Of course, the success of this will depend on how well our finances are, since I will be staying home to take care of my little Appleseed. But if we can swing it, I'll be doing some of them! 

Make Homemade Applesauce
Again with pinterest, but I found a recipe for crock pot Applesauce! The smell would be amazing and very Fall-ish... and of course it would be yummy to eat! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This or That

I woke up thinking today should totally be Thursday. My sleepy, exhausted body told me so. Regardless of what my preggo body was telling me, though, I still woke up to a Tuesday.

I'm not a fan of Tuesday, just like I'm not a fan of Monday. I think that after Sunday, you should jump straight to Wednesday. Wednesday has potential AND purpose. I mean it's hump day, which means you are already halfway through the week. It gives you something to hold onto. Thursday means you only have one more work day until the weekend, and Friday actually begins the weekend so I don't mind Friday. But Monday and Tuesday, in my book should be excommunicated However, I guess skipping from Sunday to Wednesday would defeat the purpose of Wednesday being the halfway point of the week. 


Anyways... Sorry for the ramble. I'm seriously tired sitting here at my desk this morning. I am pretty sure that if I brought my two pillows, I could lay out on my office floor and go to sleep. I digress. 

So today I thought I would do this neat little Tag that I heard of through the grapevine. And now that I am done rambling we can begin! :) 

This or That Tag


Blush or Bronzer?
Lip gloss or lip stick?
I don't wear either all of the time, but 
I think I would go with lipstick
Eye liner or mascara?
Mascara fo sho!
Foundation or Concealer?
Concealer. You can use that as a foundation as well. 
Neutral or color eye shadow?
I'm a neutral kind of girl.
Press or loosed eye shadow?
Definitely pressed. Loose can be so messy!
Brushes or sponges?
Hmm, I love my new Soho sponge (knock off beauty blender), 
but I'll go with brushes. I can use them with almost anything. 


OPI or China Glaze?
Nail polish really isn't my passion, 
but I think I'll go with OPI (I know I have at least one of those)
Long or short?
They are long right now (thanks to pregnancy),
and I like them for the most part. 
Acrylic or natural?
Acrylic is pretty, but so ruinous. Therefore,
I go natural
Brights or darks?
Flowers or no flowers?
That's a negative on the flowers,
though they are pretty. 


Perfume or body splash?
Lotion or body butter?
I like them both, but more so lotion.
Body wash or soap?
Body wash! I HATE bar soaps for real!
Lush or other bath company?
I haven't had the chance to try lush products! :(


Jeans or sweatpants?
Jeans, though being pregnant has limited
my wear time with them
Long sleeves or short?
Kind of depends on whether it is cold or hot. 
Dresses or skirts?
I love skirts, but have recently been obsessed
with dresses
Stripes or plaid?
Flip flops or sandals?
I love my sandals!
Scarves or hats?
Scarves, definitely!
Studs or dangly earrings?
That's hard... I love them both,
but I'll go with Dangly.
Necklaces or bracelets?
I don't wear a whole lot of either, but I'll go with Bracelets.
I love my Pandora bracelet from my Memaw! 
Heels or flats?
Lately... flats.
Cowboy boots or riding boots?
Cowboy boots! :)
Jacket or hoodie?
I'm totally a hoodie girl
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe?
Forever 21 hands down!
Abercrombie or Hollister?
Yeah I don't shop at either.
I have curves.
Saks 5th or Nordstrom?


Curly or straight?
Recently, curly has been easier to manage.
Less fuss.
Bun or ponytail?
ponytail. I have a hard time getting buns to look right
Bobby pins or butterfly clips?
I am a bobby pin fanatic. 
I can pretty much pull one from any location of my house lol
Hairspray or gel?
Long or short?
Long...I miss my longer hair :(
Light or dark?
I use to be dead set on dark, but now I'm like it lighter
Side sweep or full bangs?
Side sweep
Up or down?
Down if I can get away with it.


Rain or shine?
Rain... sun in the hot, humid, sunshine state
is absolutely miserable.
Summer or Winter?
Fall or Spring?
Fall!!!! I love the cool weather, hoodies,
bonfires, and colors! 
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate... yum!
East coast or West coast?
I'm an east-coaster fo sho! 

Hope you all have a lovely, blessed day! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

MIA Briefing

It has been a crazy, weird couple of weeks. 
That's how long I've been MIA, and I've honestly missed my little piece of blogger.
Hopefully, now that Youth Rally is over, and I'm finally getting over this sinus cold mess I can get back into my blogger groove. 

We had our annual Youth Rally two weeks ago, which I previously mentioned in this post
We had such a great turn out of people, good fellowship with old and new friends, and some amazing services and preaching. 

Here are a few photos from this year's youth rally! :)

When I say this was just a few photos, I really mean it was just a few photos. 
I ended up uploading 502 pictures from my camera, but I thought that would be a little bit of an overkill. 
However, if anyways wants to see more pictures or is interested in being added to our mailing list to get registration forms and brochures for next year, please fill free to let me know. I don't mind sharing or adding email or home addresses. 

The only downside to that week was me getting sick on the last night of Rally, and have been sick since. After taking a week off for rally, I had to take an extra four days off to be sick. Pregnancy definitely has its downsides, one being that you can barely take any medicine. It has taken me over a week to actually start feeling normal again, and I'm still sounding like a man with stuffy ears and nose, as well as coughing up a lung on occasion. 

Side note: do you know how weird it is to go into church and have all the music and singing sound muffled... lol I felt like I was in a box, literally

Anyways, That is what I have been up to lately, and why I haven't been posting any blogs lately. 
I hope you all had a great weekend and can't wait to get back into my routine blog posts and read all of your great posts once more! :)