Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tis the Season....

One of my favorite things about the Holidays is sending and receiving Christmas Cards! I'm trying to stay on top of things this year and send my cards out early. 

The best site to order cards from is Tiny Prints. No matter what your style
 they are sure to have something for you. Don't take my word for it go check it out for yourself! 

I'm not sure how I'm going to narrow it down to one choice. I'm thinking I might have to order two separate designs this year. What can I say I'm not very decisive!

Here are some of my favorites....

Stop what you're doing and go check out Tiny Prints for your Holiday Cards and Special Offers today!

*Please note, this is a sponsored post and I will receive a promotional code for free cards. However, all opinions are based solely on the author of this blog's preferences.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Marriage Advice

While I was reading blogs today I stumbled across this great post from  Jenna at "That's What She Said". No matter what stage you are at in your relationship or marriage everyone could use this advice. Thanks Jenna!

"20 things i want to tell engaged and newlywed women {really all married women}"

1. marriage is made up of two good forgivers. because every marriage is made up of two sinners. (Romans 3:23)

2. at some point, you will have to learn that life isn’t all about you. (Philippians 2:3)

3. don’t listen to women that tell you that passion fades…it doesn’t have to! (um…all of song of Solomon)

4. don’t give up. love never fails. (1 cor. 13)

5. he wants a kind wife, not a maid or another mother. be nice. (Galatians 5:22-23)

6. give your husband the gift of your respect. he needs it more than you know. (Ephesians 5:33)

7. be mindful of your expectations.

8. honor the Lord above all things. (Colossians 3: 17)

9. find your worth and security in the Lord, and don’t look to your husband to meet all of your needs.

10. be very careful about reading romance novels, they set you up for an unrealistic view of romance.

11. real romance is finding that one spot in the crook of his arm to snuggle into, that shared look over the dinner table when the kids are acting crazy, and the way he fixes the leaky sink when he is dog-tired after work.

12. love is about relationship. the more i love my husband, and seek a relationship with him, the less critical and duty-bound i become. it is similar to my relationship with God.

13. be thankful for the husband you have. accept him as he is, not for what you want him to be.

14. don’t compare!! don’t buy into the game of comparing him with anyone else’s husband.

15. the biblically “normal” marriage is filled with joy, connection, laughter, and peace. it’s not free of hurt feelings and conflict, but they know how to process their pain with one another so that they live more often in a meadow than at the scene of a train wreck. this is not the average marriage, but it normal – -because it is a visible display of Jesus’ relationship with His bride (Ephesians 5:22-33).

16. your marriage is a testimony! “the #1 evangelistic tool in america (the world) today is a successful marriage, because it’s a living miracle!” – dr. joe aldrich, former president of multnomah bible college.

17. pray for your marriage. pray hard.

18. i’ve heard that is gets better with age. i have to say in my short {13 year} experience, that is so true.

19. where there is God, there is always hope. even for the most broken marriages. “with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

20. marriage is commitment and sacrifice. but it’s also the best, most wild ride you will ever have with your best friend

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Five

  1. My MIL is coming to pick up Mable to spend the weekend at their house. What to do with a whole weekend without "kids"??? HaHaHa I know we are very spoiled. I can only imagine how amazing she will be when we actually have kiddos.
  2. The Half Marathon is a month away and I don't feel prepared at all. I've been sick all week so I haven't ran but I did run 6 miles last Saturday and felt great and super fast so we shall see.
  3. We checked out the new Osaka that just opened by our house last night and it is AMAZING! Yes, I really I overuse exclamation points and the word "amazing"!!!! I highly suggest everyone to try it out. It totally wasn't what I was expecting. It's really nice and the decor is really cool.
  4. I'm working in the office today. I know this may not seem weird to most but I'm usually remote on Fridays and I have to say I'm not that happy about it.
  5. Jared and I celebrated our third anniversary last week. The traditional third gift is Leather. So this week we order new leather shoes. I got my first pair of "real" cowboy boots and Jared got a new pair of chukkas. We're so trendy......yeah right!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

3 Years

Happy Anniversary Honey! I love you so much and can't wait to annoy you for the rest of my life!

We've made it through 3 years here's to fifty more!!!
Love you to infinity and beyond!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Goals

I'm definitely a list person. I'm also old school. I don't get the same gratification from typing as I do writing it down and crossing it off when it's complete. If you were to come into my house today you would see a bazillion notepads with lists of stuff that needs to be done.

This is my list of October Goals:

1. Complete all of my training runs. Last month I really slacked on my half marathon training. I can't keep doing this or I will end up with another stress fracture. Nobody enjoys wearing a boot for 6-8 weeks!

2. Cross Train/Yoga 1-2 times a week. This is going to be key to running a sub 2 hour half marathon....yep I just said my goal for the race out loud. EEEKKKK!!!!

3. Spend more time with God each day. When I spend time doing my devotional and reading the bible daily I feel like a BRAND NEW WOMAN!

4. Daily Cleaning. I'm notorious for putting this off until it all piles up and I freak out! I guess that's the procrastinator in me coming out. I'm trying to come up with a daily/every other day cleaning schedule. Nothing crazy...maybe 15-30 minutes a day.

5. Cook dinner at home 1-2 nights a week. I cooked chili and corn bread last night and have TONS leftover..WINNER! I know what I'm eating for lunch.

Hopefully when I revisit this at the end of the month I will be able to cross all of these of "My List".

No post is complete with pics of Mable Anne....

Big Lazy Baby!

Stare Down 

A little Instagram fun.

One of her favorite spots...Our Bed!  

Angel baby

Her pitiful face.

This is my all time favorite picture of her. She still thinks she is this small.

Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Today I'm linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday. Please excuse my lack of creativeness!

First things first. Half Marathon training starts in 2 weeks so a new shoes were definitely needed! I went with the Asics Gel Cumulus 13. They are exactly like the picture above and I LOVE THEM! I went running at Shelby Farms last night and helped my little feet get in 3.5 miles (with lots of walk breaks).

I'm also loving that Tiger Football season is a mere 10 days away! We may not have the best football team in the country but we sure do love to Tailgate! Our Huntsville friends are coming in town for lots of the games which make the Franks Family happy, happy, happy!

 I don't know about y'all but my favorite games are the night games. It gives you all day to tailgate a.k.a PARTY and you don't have get up at the crack of dawn either!

Y'all I can not say enough AMAZING things about this book. I have seen it floating around the blog world for awhile now. I had also read her blog a couple of times. I don't know what took so long for me to download the book but I am so glad I did. I'm a very emotional person so I pretty much cried the whole book. The tears were happy tears but it got to me. I can't imagine being in her situation but she definitely is making the most of it and I can only hope that one day I am half the mother she is to my kids!

RUN don't walk and get this book ASAP. You won't be disappointed! Is she beautiful!?! Her little girls are precious too and she's got another baby on the way!

Essie Top Coat is my new love! I have always used Seche Vite but have been hearing lots of good reviews about the Essie Rapid Dry Top Coat. Well let me just say that it lives up to all of the great reviews and it's not that pricey either. I got mine at Walgreen's for around $7.

I jumped on the Erin Condren Life Planner bandwagon last year and wasn't really impressed. Yes, it was cute. Yes, it had the weekly and monthly pages like I love. However, it was HUGE and heavy. I know they made updates to it this year I just wasn't wanted to ride the bandwagon again and I didn't have 50 buckaroos to shell out either.

This is where Lilly Pulitzer comes in. She saved the day! Not only did she have the monthly and weekly pages with room for notes she also made the planner cute and lightweight. Not to mention it was only 18 dollars! I love have a sister that works at a Lilly store. Now if I could only get Lifeguard Press to send me some free Lilly Items to "review" my life would be complete! hahaha!

What are you loving this Wednesday?????

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today I'm linking up with This Kind of Love for "What I'm Loving Wednesday!"

First is Cetaphil Face Wash. I've tried everything imaginable. This is the only thing that keeps my little acne flareups away and also makes my skin look marvelous.

I've been using the facewash with this brush from Sephora. My budget isn't allowing me to purchase the Clarisonic that I have been coveting forever so this will have to do until Christmas! I will say that this has made my skin so smooth and my makeup go on so much easier.

The next thing I'm loving is Crystal Light Pure. I try not to drink my calories but sometimes I need to change it up. I love this because it doesn't contain aspartame like all of the other Crystal Light Mixes do.

I'm also loving my mountain bike. It's not anything fancy but I have definitely gotten my money's worth. The Hubs and I have been biking alot lately and I love it. It's the only exercise that we both enjoy doing together! He's not a runner and I don't really care to play basketball so biking works for us!

I've also started this devotional/bible study. The one I'm currently working on is Prayer. I struggle alot with this. I'm always worried that I'm not praying the right way or saying the right things and this has really opened my eyes!

Lastly, I'm LOVING my Husband. He is my rock and he's pretty cute too!

What are you lovin this Wednesday???

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's Okay Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

Today I'm linking up with Amber & Neely for It's Okay Thursday #50.

It's totally okay that I just got back from a long weekend vacation and I'm already ready to go out of town again!

It's totally okay that I still haven't unpacked my bag from said vacation. My room looks like a tornado ripped through it.

It's also okay that I completely didn't follow my no dairy rule this past weekend. I was in the Cheesehead state.

It's completely okay that I worked out for the first time in a week last night.

Make sure and check out all the other blogs linked up for It's okay Thursday!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


A is for age: 29

B is for breakfast today: Leftover Whole Wheat Oven Pancakes with Chicken Sausage form last night's dinner
C is for currently craving: Dairy. I recently decided to cut back on dairy products and see if I could avoid some stomach issues. I'm happy to say that it is working so far. That's not to say that I don't slip up every once in awhile. :)
D is for dinner tonight: Not Sure. Jared has kickball so it might be take out. I's craving spaghetti so I might cook.
E is for favorite type of exercise: Running!.
F is for an irrational fear: Drowning

G is for gross food: I really don't dislike any food. That's why getting these 10 pounds off is proving to be super hard!
H is for hometown: Collierville, TN

I is for something important: My Husband and God
J is for current favorite jam: Petey Pablo Pandora Station and anything by Justin Beiber
K is for kids: One, Mable our precious Bullmastiff
L is for current location: Clark Tower where I'm slaving away for Cb Richard Ellis.
M is for the most recent way you spent money: Groceries at Kroger

N is for something you need: More vacation time
O is for occupation: Process Improvement Specialist at CBRE
P is for pet peeve: When people start to tell you something and then decide not to finish! So Annoying!
Q is for a quote: Treat others like you would want to be Treated!
R is for random fact about you: I was born at 7:13 and weighed 7lbs 13ozs
S is for favorite healthy snack: Fresh Fruit or Larabars
T is for favorite treat: French Fries or Ice Cream
U is for something that makes you unique: I have two middle names Savina-Louise

V is for favorite vegetable: Probably carrots, cucumbers, broccoli...but raw and crunchy.

W is for today’s workout: Hopefully a Jillian Michaels DVD. It's going to be close to 100 outside today.
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Chest, Foot, Knee, Hand, Dental...I'm pretty clumsy!
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: Spending time with my husband!
Z is for your time zone: Central

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Things To Do

In honor of the first day of summer I decided to follow the lead of other bloggers and make a Summer Bucket List.

  • Wakeboard at least 3 times
  • Putt-Putt Date
  • Read 4 books
  • Help Host a Baby Shower for Mac and Sweet Baby Parker
  • Take a long weekend trip to Wisconsin and introduce Jared to my Mom's crazy family. ;)
  • Celebrate the 4th of July with our fun little neighborhood celebration
  • Go see a movie at the drive-in (Can you believe I've never been?!?)
  • Go to the Lake as much as possible!!
  • Color my hair (nothing permanent just something fun)
Any other suggestions to add to my list?????

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day

I just wanted to wish a Happy Father's Day to my Wonderful & Amazing Dad! He's been there for me through thick and thin. I wouldn't be the person I am today without him. He may have a short temper and selective hearing but he's my Daddy and I wouldn't have it any other way! 

My friends think he's pretty cool too! 

He has the best laugh and his face lights up when you get him going.

Not only do I have an Amazing Dad but I am also blessed with an awesome Father-in-Law. He's always made me feel like a part of the Franks Family from the beginning! He has the biggest heart of any man I know and I'm so thankful that my husband inherited that trait from him.

Not only does he have a big heart but he also plays a mean air guitar! Love you Mr. Larry!!

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I Got 99 Problems But...

I'm such a follower. I've seen this on other blogs so I figured I would join in on the fun!
The Bold are the ones I have completed.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii (one day)

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo
(this will never happen. All of my sorority sisters know that I am a HORRIBLE singer!)

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
(this is definitely something I want to do.)

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
 (both are equally beautiful)

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing 

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted ( I took one for the team aka my mom)

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie 

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class (does aerobic kickboxing count?)

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
(bucket list)

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (i'm a sentimental hoarder)

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
(an a driver)

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo
(I really want one but I don't do well with pain and I'm completely indecisive)
94. Had a baby (one day)

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Travel Help!

Next week I'm traveling to Houston for work. This is my first time traveling alone and for work. To say that I am a little nervous would be an understatement. I've always traveled with someone so this is all new to me. I need to put my big panties on and deal because I found out that I will be traveling for a week about every month. I'm stoked because I will get to visit new places. Visiting all 50 states is on my bucket list

Back to my point. I will be in Houston next week and I was wondering if there was anything that I MUST do. I have a rental car so I can venture out on my own. I'm going to try and go to the Galleria Mall. Jared is really pumped about that. Yeah Right. I'll also be back in Houston the week of June 4th as well. Seriously though, leave me a comment and let me know what fun things there are in Houston!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to my Sweet Momma and Mother in Law! I don't know what I would do without the two of them! They do sooo much for Jared, Mable and I. There are no words to express how much we love them and cherish having them in our lives! They show us the true meaning of selflessness and I hope one day that I am able to be half the mother they are. Love you Momma & Ms. Shirley!