Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I don't know how many of you read Real Simple magazine. If you don't, you should. I always get great recipes, decorating ideas, and organizational tips from this magazine. Those of you who know me know I LOVE being organized. I also love gift wrapping supplies. I always say that when I'm rich (haha), I'm going to have a "craft room" with a gift wrapping station, much like the expensive ones you see in Pottery Barn. I was pretty excited when I saw this idea in the magazine. Why didn't I, "Miss Organization", think of this? Take a look...it's genius.
It may be a little difficult to read since it's a scanned magazine article, but I'm sure you can look at the picture and see what's been done here. Different coat/pant hangers used for hanging gift bags, ribbon, and tissue paper; a shoe organizer used for gift tags, scissors, tape, etc.; and a laundry hamper used for gift wrapping. Is that brilliant or what? I'm definitely planning on converting the closet in my spare bedroom into a gift wrapping station....just in time for Christmas. Can't wait.
I'll leave you with a quick story. Last week I went to the dentist. I'm not a fan of going to the dentist. At all. I've never had a cavity (although I LOVE candy), and I was hoping that I would receive another good dentist report. As my hygienist was cleaning my teeth, she was bragging on how nice and clean my teeth looked and how I still had no cavities. Great news. Although, as I mentioned, I am a candy lover, I also love brushing my teeth...maybe obsessively. I thought brushing your teeth was always a good thing, so I've never second guessed my brushing habits. Well, she informed me otherwise. She told me that she's never really had to tell a patient to brush less, but basically that was the problem she was seeing with me. Excuse me? Did my dentist just tell me that I need to brush less? Weird. I don't think the problem is necessarily the number of times I brush daily, but apparently, I brush too hard. My gums are starting to see the effects of hard brushing. Oops. I think I need one of those expensive electric brushes, so I won't have too much control over the pressure. My question: have any of you ever been instructed to brush your teeth less?? I just don't get this one.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I just found out that I was randomly selected to be the 2nd grade representative from my school to go to San Antonio for a conference in February. I've never been there, but I've always wanted to go. I'm so excited about this.
Even better--my friend Heather, was chosen as the 1st grade rep., so we're BOTH going! There are several other young, fun teachers going too, so I think it'll be fun and a perfect break from school. I feel like we'll have a good amount of free time while we're there, so if any of you have ever been before, I may need some pointers on where all to go!
Two names you go by: besides "Laura" :1. LT 2. Miss T. (I guess I must also add a 3rd one here: "yaya")
Two things you are wearing right now: 1. red zip up sweater 2. brown shoes
Two things you would want (or have) in a relationship: 1. leadership 2. humor (this list could go on and on...)
Two of your favorite things to do: 1. go out to eat (Mexican is fave) 2. hang out with my sisters
Two things you want really badly at the moment: 1. go shopping 2. lounge around on the couch with a blanket and watch movies all day (what else is better to do on a rainy day?)
Two things I did last night: 1. stayed at school until 7 pm because of parent/teacher conferences 2. went with JR to Columbus to visit our friend in the hospital
Two things you ate today: 1. cinnamon toast 2. that's all...i'm about to go eat lunch
Two people you last talked to on the phone: 1. JR 2. Mom
Two things you're doing tomorrow: 1. going to work 2. hopefully running if the weather allows (exciting life I lead huh?)
Two longest car rides: 1. on a bus to Colorado 2. on a bus to Montana
Two favorite holidays: 1. CHRISTMAS!!!! 2. Thanksgiving is a close 2nd.
Two favorite beverages: 1. Diet Coke 2. coffee (gotta love caffeine)
Two things about me you may not have known: 1. my legs are covered with fairly noticeable scars that I got when I was attacked by fire ants at age two. 2. I have never had a speeding ticket (and I'm knocking on wood right now).
Two jobs I have had in my life: 1. teacher 2. on campus job while I was a college student
Two places I have lived in the U.S.: 1. Meridian, MS (1st 2 years of my life) 2. Starkville, MS (past 24 years of my life...oops...I just told you my age).
Two of my favorite foods: 1. Mexican...duh! 2. almost anything sweet, although I don't buy many sweets because my will power is TERRIBLE these days! I CAN'T STOP EATING CANDY CORN!
Now it's YOUR turn to be the copycat.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
This was supposed to be a 'normal' picture, but H decided to give me a slobber kiss just as the camera was flashing. :)
Now it's time to show off some of Kristen's latest projects. She ordered the most beautiful frame from Laura Helen Home (she has TONS of cute frames and such) and the picture she framed is one taken by the talented photographer who takes most of Henry's pictures. She does such a great job. I had no idea how perfect the picture would look in the frame. Isn't it gorgeous? It's hanging on the wall in Kristen and Rob's house, and it's one of the first things you notice when you walk in. I may be obsessed with it.
A few months after Henry was born, Kristen and Rob transformed their dining room into a playroom, which was a VERY wise decision on their part! Kristen chose 3 of her favorite pictures of Henry, had them blown up, and framed them in the play room. I took a picture of it so you could get an idea, although it's a little difficult to see the middle picture because of the glare.
On another wall in the playroom, they hung the art that Heather painted. I've tried telling Heather that she needs to sell some of the art that she does. She's so talented and loves doing it. Does anybody else agree with me? She's not confident enough I don't think, but I think we should all harrass her about it until she starts her own business or at least starts advertising some of her stuff in her blog! :)
Finally, here are some pictures of the little man. The top picture was taken when we went strolling. He's wearing his MSU jersey, although it didn't so much help us on Saturday. :( He still looked A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E in it. You should see him is his stroller. He props his feet up and usually just talks the whole time. It's so cute. In the bottom picture, he's wearing one of the many cute outfits ordered from BabyFace Design. He loves his little rompers!
My week starts off with parent/teacher conferences at school from 11-7 tomorrow. While it'll be a nice break from the everyday routine, I'm not exactly thrilled about staying there until 7. Is my school the only school in America that didn't have a fall break? Sure, the students get the day off tomorrow, but apparently the teachers were forgotten! I'm definitely looking forward to Thanksgiving break in a few weeks...
I hope your Monday is fabulous!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
I hope you have a great week. I love this weather.
Monday, October 8, 2007
So I decided to take a stab at being creative. What do you think? In case you can't tell, it's a bulldog (well, it's supposed to be a bulldog anyway). I wish that I could say that I came up with the idea myself and just drew it but I'm not that creative. I actually found this in a book titled 125 Years at Mississippi State University and I copied it. It was fun to make even if it DOES look like a
possessed monster. :)
By the way, how pretty are fall decorations?! I love them. I went to Kroger yesterday and bought this basket of mums. It was about $15 so it was somewhat of a splurge for me, but I had to have them. My tiny little front porch was screaming for something 'fallish'. All of the different colors they had were beautiful, and I literally stood there for about 10 minutes trying to decide which color to buy. I must say, I'm quite pleased with my decision. :)
I'm thinking about going back and getting some maroon mums too....I think they would look great next to my bully!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Margo and me
James works during most of the games, so I was unable to see him long enough to snap a picture...bummer.
I was a little nervous during the first half of the game, afraid that we were going to allow UAB to walk over us, BUT we came out 2nd half and decided to play football. We ended up winning 30-13. Go dawgs!