Saturday, July 23, 2011

and the winner is....

Thanks to all 11 of you who voted for my little sis to win a new chair! 
She WON and  soon, her empty living room will have this lovely chair and ottoman in it (valued at $910!!):

Heather and Trey are so excited!

Each of you who voted (and commented on my post telling me that you voted!) was assigned a number.  For example,  if you were the first person to leave a comment, you were given #1, the 2nd person who commented was given #2, etc.  I used this site to randomly choose one of you as my lucky give away winner!
I entered #1-11, and the winning number was 3, which means that the winner is Lane Connerely!
Congrats to you, Lane, and thanks to all of you for voting!
Lane, you should expect something really fun in the mail soon!  (HINT:  It may possibly come from my new favorite store in Starkville, Deep South Pout!).

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend.   Next week is my last week of summer!  Where did the time go??

Friday, July 15, 2011

A quick favor (or 2!) and a giveaway!

 Happy weekend, friends!
I first of all need to ask you for a favor for my little sis!  She and Trey recently moved and while they are enjoying the extra space their new house has, there's a good bit of empty space!  Below, you'll see a picture of their living room: 
Notice something wrong? Yep!  They're without furniture! 
No, I'm not asking you to buy them furniture or donate some of your own.  It's much simpler than that! Heather has entered a contest to win a chair, and all she needs in order to win are VOTES!  It's a very easy process.  In fact, it's not one of those contests where you're asked to vote every single day.  All you do is "like" their picture on this page  ONE TIME! 
Need easier instructions than that?  Ok!
1. Click here and "like" their page.
2. Next, click here and like their picture!
That's it!
Now, you might be thinking, "What's in it for me?"  Well, because I love my sister and my blog readers, I'm here to try and help you all! :)
If you follow the simple directions below and leave a comment on this post letting me know that you did so, I'll enter your name in drawing to win something fun!  Better yet, if you leave a comment on my post and then encourage your blog readers to vote for Heather on your blog, I'll enter your name twice! 
Easy huh? 
The contest ends next week, so next Friday, I'll announce the winner of my giveaway (and hopefully announce that Heather has won a chair because of YOUR votes!)!
Now on to my other favor...
This may actually only be something that those of you in Starkville can do.
You've probably heard (or read on my blog) about Deep South Pout, the new fantastic boutique here.  Well, they're having a school supplies drive at their store to help one of the schools in our district.  Isn't that fabulous?

If you are in town and want to find a way to help, simply bring by 1 (or more!) of the following supplies to DSP, and you'll receive 15% off your purchase!  What a great way to help the children in our community and add something new to your wardrobe at the same time!

 don't forget:  VOTE for Heather, and leave a comment on this post
visit Deep South Pout to drop off school supplies!
Thanks much!
Have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Still not over it.

I'm obsessed with Crime TV.  In fact, some of my favorite shows include: 48 Hours Mystery, Unsolved Mysteries, and Dateline (and really anything that comes on the Investigation Discovery channel).  I DVR all of it.  I don't have a very vivid memory, but I do remember  watching these types of shows (Perry Mason included!) as a child.  Strange?  Maybe.  But I just think that perhaps in my former life I was a murder detective of some sort.  I don't know. 
Anyway, it's no surprise that I've been really caught up in the Casey Anthony trial.  I've been keeping up with it from the beginning.  So, obviously, I sat in my living room with my eyes glued to the TV on July 6th--the day the Casey Anthony verdict was announced.
I told myself that once the verdict was announced, I was going to not blog about it or obsess over it any more.  But I just can't do it, people.  I've just got to get this all out. I'm so fired up about this.
I was obviously not on the jury, nor do I really know all that goes into being a jury.  It's something I hope I never have to experience.  I can't help but wonder, though, what they were thinking?!
What mother in their right mind goes 31 days before reporting their missing child?!  I'm not a mother, but I'm here to tell you that if either of my nephews were ever missing, it would be reported in seconds--not hours, days, or weeks, but seconds.  Not only that, but Casey was spending her nights partying, all while that precious, innocent child is missing?!  REALLY?  And let's not forget about the nanny that was made up.   You know, the one who Casey claimed Caylee was with?!  Completely MADE.UP.
No.  There's no smoking gun, and not necessarily proof that Casey actually killed her child, but come on people.  It absolutely takes no genius to see that Casey absolutey had something to do with her child's murder.  Am I wrong?
As a lover of all children, I'm completely sickened that Casey is getting away with this.  No, I don't always agree that the death penalty is the way to go when punishing someone for a crime, but I do believe that justice should be served.  I'm also a Christian, and realize that it's not our place to judge anyone.  Ever.  (Romans 12:14-21).  But I'm having a tough time with this one.  Casey Anthony had something to do with her precious baby girl's death.  I just know it. 
What more can we do to ensure that the innocent children in this world are being protected and not abused, neglected, or even murdered?  Something has to change in our system. I have no idea what or how, but something does need to be done.
You may have seen this petition on facebook.  I don't know how "legit" it is, but I think it's fabulous and needs to officially become a law.  The petition is to adopt "Caylee's Law," which would make it a felony for a parent or guardian to go a certain amount of time without reporting their child missing.  It wouldn't hurt you to sign it if you haven't already.  I'm behind this 100%.

Bottom line here:  Casey is getting off way too easily with this crime.

What are your thoughts and opinions about this case?  Am I overreacting?
It may be a while before I can really get over this one.  Children are, after all, my passion in life and they should be loved and protected; not neglected and murdered.
I want to hear your thoughs, and if you think Casey Anthony is innocent, I'd like to hear from you. 
Comments welcomed.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Proud to be an American!

Happy 4th yall!
I celebrated our country's birthday by:
Spending some time with my dear Candy and her family in Hernando,

Hanging out with family in Collinsville,
My sweet Jones and his LaLa

and watching fireworks with Mims and Will at the sportsplex here in Starkville!
How did you celebrate?