Sunday, March 28, 2010

The winner is.....

The winner of the camera case giveaway is Abby! Congrats Abby! Abby left this comment:

Ladies, if you didn’t win this giveaway head on over to Jamins shop[Jjonni etsy shop]! Jamin makes some great camera accessories such as this camera bag, camera straps, etc. They are all very pretty and super cool!

Also, thanks for all your sweet comments checking on me:) I'm just taking a small break...I promise I will be back soon:)

Saturday, March 20, 2010


This GIVEAWAY is a camera case from Jamin at Jjonni etsy shop! Jamin makes some great camera accessories such as this camera bag, camera straps, etc. This camera bag is the perfect size for a point and shoot camera, is lined with fleece to protect your camera, and can hang from a purse strap or belt loop! They are very pretty and super cool!

You have 3 chances to enter[Leave a seperate comment for each]!!!
1. Become a follower and leave a comment telling me you are[or if you already follow my blog!]
2. Hop over to Jjonni’s shop and leave a comment on my blog telling me what color pouch you like!.
3. Blog or facebook about this giveaway!

There you go! I hope you enjoy this giveaway! This giveaway will end March 27th at 8pm. The winner will be chosen at random, using an integer generator and I will announce the winner that evening.

Friday, March 19, 2010

a sweet little girl.....

Last weekend, Kaz and I got to spend some time with our good friends Anne and Chris, AND their sweet little girl Ashlyn. Every time I see Ashlyn, she gets cuter and cuter! Ashlyn was the first baby Kaz has ever held and he LOVES her. Anne and Chris asked us to babysit her for a little while and we loved doing it! It was so incredible to see Kaz love her so much and want to do everything for her. He’s just as ready to have children as I am, and that’s so neat to see! Well, I couldn’t just see Ashlyn without taking a few pictures:) So here’s a few pictures from our time together…

Isn't she adorable?
To see a few more pictures of Ashlyn click here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oh New York...How I've missed you....

Kaz and I LOVE to travel. I think if we had tons of money traveling would be what most of it was spent on. We love traveling and seeing new places…

My favorite place to visit is New York. I always dreamed about visiting and took my first trip my senior year of college. Since then, I’ve visited once a year. I LOVE it!
It’s weird….some days I will wake up and the smell outside reminds me of New York. Then the day dreaming starts about being in the city.

Kaz LIKES New York, but DOESN’T LOVE it like me. Last September I got to go with my cousin Pam. She had never been before and I had never gone with just a girl:) We had a blast!

Here are my top 10 things to do when visiting New York[in NO particular order]:
1. Eat at Pinkberry’s

2. The shopping
3. Run in Central Park
4. See a Broadway play
5. Eat at off the wall restaurants like Fig and Olive[Yum, Yum]
6. Look for celebrities!!!! My first time in NY, I saw Tony Danza, Will Smith, and Arnold Swartzenager.
7. Walk around in Time Square every night
8. Visit Trinity Church[the most beautiful church I’ve ever seen…Seriously my favorite. I never get tired of it.]
9. Visit the meat packing district
10. Sit in front of The Plaza Hotel and just take in the view. I love that area…It’s gorgeous! Maybe one day I’ll be lucky enough to stay there:)

I’m trying hard to talk Kaz into visiting NY this year…I’ve always wanted to go at Christmas and since my birthday is in December maybe that can be my birthday present;)

Here are a few pictures from some of my visits to NYC.

In honor of this post, I think I will watch a movie taken place in NY! Ha-Ha
Where’s your favorite place to visit?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hope on the Rocks....

Today someone’s hopes lay dying against the rocks
Today the waves comes crashing down
Reminding her of what is not to be
Reminding her that in nine months there will be no tiny feet
Her husband’s eyes won’t be staring back
Her nose won’t be crinkled on another little face
She beats the ground with her balled up fist
She wipes the tears and puts on a calm face
Wondering if this dream will ever come true
Wondering if this nightmare will ever fade at last
Advice is offered once again, it’s not the right time
Advice is offered once again, relax and it will happen
But the pain still feels the same, gut-wrenching
But the pain still feels the same, heart-breaking
And no amount of comfort can be offered
And no consoling words can bring relief
She watches other ships set sail in the distance
She watches other families grow and evolve
In the flotsam and jetsam she waits, struggling to afloat
In the cold harsh water she clings to the cross she bears
By Kim Caloca

I read this poem and tears streamed down my face…I’ve been this woman for a long time….I can’t explain why or even how my heart has changed. The only thing I know is the Lord has done it….He’s changed my outlook, my desires, my hope.

A few weeks ago I thought I might be pregnant…To be honest it scared me. Terrified me…I even mentioned to Kaz and my good friend Sabrina that I HOPED I wasn’t pregnant….Why you ask? Why wouldn’t I want to be pregnant when the last 2 years all of my hurt and pain has come from me NOT getting pregnant…I honestly can’t explain it except the Lord changed me...He changed my heart. He truly gave me new eyes….He changed my desire RIGHT NOW to adopting a child. I know a lot of people probably doesn’t understand this…and that’s ok. I don’t think adopting is for everyone BUT I’m overjoyed that HE CHOSE ME to adopt. He CHOSE me to go through this trial for the last 2+ years. He CHOSE a SPECIAL child for ME…a child who NEEDS a family and love. LOVE is what I can give that child. Oh how I long to meet him or her….How I long to get a phone call saying we have a child for you….I can only imagine what that day will be like.

The woman above was me for 2 years….The woman today is HOPEFUL and filled with JOY and excitement for what’s to come!

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be HIS name
He gives and takes away….Blessed be YOUR name Lord

Monday, March 15, 2010

5 things TUESDAY.....

1. I bought a new table and lamp for our living room from TJ Max. Total spent $70. What do you think? I love it! I actually want to buy 1 more of the tables….I’m still trying to decide! Sorry the pictures aren’t great[taken with my phone..]

2. I love Monday nights because it’s the night our community group meets. We have pizza every Monday night and I really look forward to it. It’s about the only time we eat pizza! Yum…Yum….

3. I was really disturbed recently at a wedding because there were a few kids[ages 6-8] and they knew every word to the Black Eyed Peas Song “Boom Boom Pow” and Tik Tok by Ke$ha..…I was just really surprised. They even sang all the words like they knew what those words meant…

4. I’ve been having a lot of upper back pains on my right side. I’ve tried everything…massages in the mall, muscle rub, etc. I thought for awhile it was just a knot….now I think it’s stress….Help, how do I get rid of it?

5. Last, BUT certainly not least I get my sweet Miley back today! :) I’m so excited! I haven’t seen her a week and a half! I’m super excited…My parents are coming down this afternoon and I finally get her back with me:)

Tell me 5 things[or less] about you!

Man's role around the house.....

I have a question…AND I WANT you HONEST opinion even if it differs from mine:) What is your outlook on men and women’s roles in the household?

The reason I’m asking is because it’s been a real struggle for me lately. This is why….Since I started photography and working 2 full time jobs, Kaz has had to take on a lot of the household responsibilities. He hasn’t complained not once and he amazes me with the amount of work that he does at home when I’m away. Take for instance yesterday….We were out of town all weekend with the adoption meeting, and then I taught a photography class on Saturday. We got back Saturday night and yesterday I had a wedding. I was gone a total of 10 hours for the wedding. I left home at 12 and got back around 1030 last night. While I was gone, Kaz swept and moped all the floors, washed all the dishes, washed and dryed 4 loads of clothes, folded ALL of them, AND put them all away. He went grocery shopping, made our juice for 2 days, cooked dinner, helped me with a few photography items, and that’s all I saw….He could have done more. See he’s pretty amazing right? I think so!!! BUT I have such a hard time because I feel bad and guilty for making Kaz do all of this stuff. I feel bad because I feel like it’s my role is to do all the house chores…I do think it should be a shared responsibility but Kaz does it all the time…I’m SO THANKFUL…DON’T GET ME WRONG…There’s no way I could do it all or even half of it on my own. I’m slammed right now, but I feel bad that he has to do it….I was telling someone about this and they made the comment “Well, you should stop one of your jobs because it’s the wife’s responsibility to do the house work, NOT the man’s.” She was honest, but she’s from an older generation where that’s the common thing[which I'm not saying anything negative about this....Society has just changed a lot in the last couple years]….I didn’t get mad at all. I’m sure many people feel that way, but right now for us it’s not feasible. It’s not always going to be this way, but for a season it is….I guess part of me feeling guilty is because I feel like I NEED to be doing this stuff NOT him...

Anyway, I wanted your thoughts. I know everyone has different opinions….How do you feel about this?

By the way, if you can’t tell from reading this LET ME TELL YOU….MY HUSBAND is AMAZING!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The winner of the Jade Cluster Earrings is....

And the winner of the Jade Cluster Earrings is…..Alanna over at Sparkles and Sundresses! Alanna left comment # 29 and this is what she said!

Ladies, if you did not win these beautiful earrings but really want them please hop over to Crissy’s[morriscn] etsy shop . She is offering free shipping on any item! Thanks to everyone who entered!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thank you so much....

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments! Kaz and I are so excited! It’s been a long road….We’ve prayed and thought about this for a long time, and really feel the Lord calling us to adopt! There have been so many amazing blessings that the Lord has confirmed along the way….Yesterday, we had our first meeting with Bethany Christian Services. Our next meeting is April 16th, and then the home study will begin! We will be adopting a newborn domestically!

For a long time, I never even thought about this option…and to be honest with you I didn’t want to adopt but over time the Lord has completely changed my heart AND FOR ONCE I don’t desire to be pregnant. I’m truly so excited about this journey and can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store. Over time, I’ll tell you more of this process and some of the amazing ways the Lord has confirmed this step!

Thanks again for all your support and prayers:)

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and NOT to harm you….

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Friday, March 12, 2010


We’re adopting!!!!

Photos by Matt Daniel
We’re at the very early stages….More of our story to come!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

One of those days…..

So today started out good….I was focused on all the things I needed to get done at work and then all these thoughts started entering my head…Confession-the last few days I’ve had a lot of jealous feelings toward one person in particular. I’m not sure why…I could name all the reason why but there’s been nothing of importance to bring them on. I’ve continued to entertain those thoughts and it’s just built up for the last few days…I haven’t seen or talked to this person so why even have these thoughts…I’m telling you they are silly. SO I kept thinking about those all morning…I finally broke down and told my friend[and co-worker, cubby mate:)] Sabrina, how I had been feeling. I felt awful….I would be so embarrassed if this person ever even knew….Why is it that I feel this way?
So around lunch Sabrina and I went to staff prayer[all of the staff at our church meets on Wed for prayer]. During prayer, my heart started pounding really hard and I felt lead to share what was on my heart. I shared a little about what this particular verse means to me[I will share with you soon!]. At the time, I didn't realize just how much it would apply to my day....

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to PROSPER you and NOT to harm you….

After prayer, I still battled with those jealousy feelings and thoughts all afternoon….I had a doctors appointment to talk about the surgery and I just became so frustrated and overwhelmed with everything…You see I don’t want to talk about the surgery anymore to anyone…I’m tired of it…I’m tired of having to talk about all these things going on in my body…..I’m tired of feeling pressure from other people that it’s time for me to start a family….I’m tired of feeling like a failure because I can’t….Because the truth is I’m not a failure….People say and do things that hurt but they don’t realize that….I’ve come to terms with where Kaz and I are….I haven’t dealt with a lot of these emotions for a long time because we have been on a break and to be honest talking about the surgery brings those feelings back up…I don’t like them….I don’t like crying about them….I don’t want to be upset about the things that I don’t have BUT I want to look forward with HOPE. So anyway, by the time I made it out to my car from the doctor’s office I happened to see my neighbors. We started talking and the husband said something as we went our separate ways that made me loose it….All he said was hang in there BUT after all of the events of the day I lost it….uncontrollably. You see I feel like I’ve hung in there for so long….I’m tired…The devil totally beat me up today and made me feel like I was ready to throw in the towel. Life is hard…for me….for you…..for everyone we know. We all have our battles….We’ve all had hard days like I had today…..BUT THE TRUTH IS The Lord does have plans to PROSPER US and NOT to harm us….That’s my first thought when I hurt-I think He’s out to get me….THAT’S THE FARTHEST THING FROM THE TRUTH…..My life may not be where I hoped or wanted it to be…..and I may look at other people from time to time and wish or want I had the things they do….BUT I’M human….and I’m believing He’s got greater things in store for me…I may have to wait for a little while longer….and I may still hurt…still cry….still have rough days…..BUT HE LOVES ME…..HE’S WATCHING OVER ME…..AND HIS PLAN IS PERFECT!

and I must say…those brownies I made sure helped too:)

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

my crazy ideas.....

First, if you haven't entered the Jade Cluster Earrings giveaway, click here!

Do you ever get an idea in your head and feel like you have to do it right away? Well, that's me. I'm like that with almost everything....Once I have something in my head it has to be done right then....It's really not a good thing. I guess sometimes, maybe, but most of the time I stress myself and Kaz out because I'm so focused! Wondering what I'm talking about?....Well, as you know Kaz and I are really saving money for our infertility journey. I started thinking of ways that we could have a little extra income to put towards that but also something that we could both do because let's be honest, I can't take on anything else! Well I came up with the idea of making a few necklaces and braclets...I knew it was something I could do but something Kaz could help with also! So I talked and thought about it so much yesterday, as soon as I got home from work I had to make the necklaces! All in one night....Then I created an Etsy shop! I don't have very much up yet but I'd love to know what you think of the few items... I really need to work on what I take on...Well not really what I take on but how soon I choose to move forward:) Are you ever like this? Do you tend to take on more than you can handle or get ideas and want to act on them right away?

Check out my shop and let me know what you think!

Monday, March 08, 2010

5 things Tuesday.....

First, if you haven't entered for the Jade Cluster earrings giveaway please click here!

1. I used to be apart of the Reba McEntire Fan Club when I was little! She was my favorite:)
2. Kaz says I have CD ADD. I can’t finish a full song on a cd without turning it to another song….I try to prove him wrong but once I hear so much I’m ready to change the song!
3. I’m dogless for a week…My parents have Miley. I don’t know what to do with myself..It’s so quite in the house and I don’t have to let her outside every 45 minutes!
4. The only news I watch during the day is E News. Sad right? I dvr it everyday….That’s really sad….
5. Is anyone else addicted to The Real Housewives besides me? It started out just with the Atlanta girls, but now I’m into Orange County and New York…Why? It’s trash….I don’t know why I continue watching it but I do!

Tell me something about you!

Sunday, March 07, 2010


This GIVEAWAY is a pair of JADE CLUSTER EARRINGS from Crissy at morriscn etsy shop! Aren’t these earrings gorgeous!

You have 4 chances to enter!!!
1. Become a follower and leave a comment telling me you are[If you are currently a follower just leave a comment telling me you are!]
2. Hop over to Crissy’s shop and leave a comment telling me 1 item you think I should buy!
3. Blog or facebook about this giveaway!
4. Become a follower of my photography blog!

There you go! I hope you enjoy this giveaway! This giveaway will end March 14th at 8pm. The winner will be chosen at random, using an integer generator and I will announce the winner that evening. These earrings are incredible! If you order something from Crissy’s shop tell her you came from my blog and she will give you free shipping!

The winner of the pearl necklace giveaway is....

And the winner of the Freshwater cultured pearl necklace from dianegianos etsy shop is……Julie from Julie’s Jotter!

Julie left this comment[#37]…..
Ladies, if you loved this necklace so much but did not win please hop on over to dianegianos shop and order one! Tell her you are coming from my blog and she will give you 10% off!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Blogging withdrawals...

If you haven’t entered the pearl necklace giveaway that I’m doing, please click here! Remember the giveaway closes tomorrow night at 8pm!

This is how I’ve felt the last 2 days….It’s actually been a good thing but I’ve been out of town, and from the time I left Charleston yesterday morning until now I have literally been on the go non-stop! It’s been crazy! As I’m writing this, I can hardly keep my eyes open….Oh how I’ve thought about all the news I’ve missed from my sweet blogger friends and I know it will be a little while longer until I can catch up….Do you ever feel this way when you are away from the Internet? I read on Thursday a blog that talked about the Internet being a thing and not a place….I think I make it a place way too much! How about you? Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE reading blogs, looking at Etsy, etc BUT sometimes I spend WAY too much time here! I’ve decided to start setting a time limit on how much time I spend looking at blogs at one time…and how often I look at them during the day…How about you? What are your thoughts on this?

Friday, March 05, 2010

Photographer, Accountant, Wife, and mother to a dog....

First, if you haven't entered the fabulous pearl necklace giveaway that I’m doing, please go here to enter!

Today on Kelly's Korner, Show Us Your's "What is Your Typical Day Like"...

Well, my days are not your typical day for a girl who has no children….I’m a full time accountant, full time photographer, wife, and mother to a Chesapeake Bay Retriever! A typical day looks like this!

530-615am    Kaz TRIES to wake me up. My response…“Kaz, can I have just 5 more minutes?” :)
630-645        get ready, leave for my accounting position at Seacoast Church
730-4pm       My brain is filled with thoughts of numbers for WAY to long….
4-430pm       Drive to gym
430-530 pm  Run….Hopefully:)

Afternoons are tricky:
Every day, I spend at least 30 minutes responding to photography emails….Some days I have photo sessions….Some days I have to edit pictures….AND some days[These are usually my favorite days] I can go home, be lazy, watch TV, spend time with Kaz and just relax!

My schedule is so crazy….I have to balance A LOT! Weekends are always filled with photography especially coming up…Between April-July I have 27 weddings….It’s crazy! My life right now is crazy busy! BUT I wouldn’t change it for anything…The Lord continues to bless me daily and has given me a passion and talent I never knew I had!

Thank you Lord[even though things are crazy busy]for your continued blessings in my life!

What does your typical day look like?

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

the struggle with my outward apperance....

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I’ve been beating myself up the past couple of days with my appearance…..YUK!
Why is it that I’m never satisfied with how I look? At times, I define my whole being with the way I look….I started 2010 out great eating healthy, running, loosing weight and then slowly I’ve gotten into old habits and have beaten myself up about it! Why do I put so much emphasis on the way I look? Shouldn’t I be more concerned with my heart and spiritual life than my outward appearance? Why do I constantly criticize myself and believe that the way I look defines me……

I know I’m not alone in thinking these thoughts…We’ve all done it at times….AND let’s face it- this is what our world teaches….It’s everywhere…..Everyday I see other women and I think, I wish I looked like that….then my brain starts churning at what I need to do to get to that place where I can look like that….It’s awful. I start out the day eating great, then if I have 1 small thing that maybe wasn’t as good for me, I feel like and BELIEVE that I’ve blown it so why not continue eating bad the rest of the day….Isn’t this CRAZY thinking? Do you do this? Why do I feel the need to look perfect? This is a constant battle….I DON’T WANT TO STRUGGLE WITH THIS MY WHOLE LIFE…..I WANT to believe truth and see myself in the Lord’s eyes and not in fleshly human eyes….
I’m trying so hard to fight this with truth….to believe that my value is not in the way I look…..

I want to be this woman[Proverbs 31]
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

What about you? How do you fight to believe truth in this area?

A little discouraged…..

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This week has definitely had its ups and downs so far…I haven’t really talked YET on my blog about the direction that Kaz and I are going in with our infertility journey. Many of you know that my doctor said she could no longer help us but I haven’t talked about what the next step is for us….AND honestly, I haven’t for several reasons but Kaz and I really felt like we needed to take some steps back and just pray and seek the Lord on His plan for our life. So over the last couple of months, we been praying and starting down the path he is calling us to….AND I PROMISE I will SHARE with you soon. Either route we go[fertility treatments or adoption] is very costly. My insurance like most won’t cover either. So we have been really trying to save all the extra money we have for this route we will be taking. As we move forward, the costs we’ll incur will be substantial, so we’ve been committed to saving all the extra money we are able in preparation. We have been praying and trusting the Lord would provide the amount of money that we need. AND to be honest with you, we have been very happy and excited with what we have been given and the amount we have saved thus far.

Well, last week Kaz and I went to see a new doctor. I’ve been having some problems for awhile now and my doctor just hasn’t been able to really help. It was just time to get a second opinion. So last Monday, we went and saw the new doctor and she was very helpful. I had an ultrasound scheduled for this past Monday to just take a look and see what has been going on. Well they found that I have 2 polyps in my cervix along with a lot of fluid. My first reaction was I got worried but after talking with the doctor and praying I’m not worried anymore about that. Basically, they will have to remove the polyps and then do a few other procedures to ensure there are no other blockages or problems.

The more I thought about it, I got upset about the money issue. See my insurance is a high deductible so what I have to pay out of pocket is around $2400. So when I started thinking about that I became very frustrated….I got frustrated because I knew that meant our savings for a future child would be minimized for a little while and I felt like we were talking steps back….It’s been a hard week. I know this is the same with anything in life….This has happened several times and probably will continue with money. There are things that are always unexpected financially….The Lord has been convicting me about being grateful that we have the money instead of discouraged that we have to take it out of something we are saving for…..The problem I’m having with that is our desire to have a family is still there….and that makes it hard. Our plan would have been to already have a family…SO I’m fighting to trust that the Lord will continue providing the money so we can have a family…He’s provided it so far and I have to continue believing He will in the future….I have to believe that this set back is a good thing even if I can’t see it…..All of this boils down to I have to fight to believe the Lord is Good….His plan is perfect….He is watching over me….and will not harm me…..HE WILL give me the desires of my heart….just maybe not when I want them…..

Do you ever struggle with this? With money or the lack of?

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

5 things Tuesday with a TWIST….

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Welcome to 5 things Tuesday with a little twist!
Katie over at Katie’s Journey tagged me in 5 questions..Below are the answers….

1. Where were you 5 years ago?
5 years ago I was in college! It was my last year:) I LOVED college!

2 What is on your to do list today?
-Work on an engagement picture book
-Watch the biggest loser-
-Cook dinner
-Go for a run at the gym
It’s a relaxing day after work!

3. What 5 snacks do you enjoy?
-Blue Bunny Aspen bars at the top of my list….I’m not sure. I don’t eat a lot of snacks!

4. Name 5 places you have lived
-Patrick, SC
-Florence, SC
-Alexandria, VA
-Charleston, SC
-Summerville, SC

5. What 5 things would you do if you were a billionaire?
I don’t like answering these questions because I always look back and hate my answers….They are usually so worldly…..For now, I have no comment:)

Also, I stumbled across this Blog Parade by Abigail at Rear Window and thought it would be a perfect day to join!
1.What's your favorite time of the day, and why?
I must say that my favorite time of the day is NIGHTTIME! Why you ask? Well, because I get to go to sleep and I LOVE sleeping! Seriously, I LOVE to go to sleep…..

2. If health wasn't an issue, what food could you live off of?
I think I would live off of chips! I LOVE chips! Almost any kind but my favorite is Sour cream and onion!

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3. If you could have one wish granted (besides wishing for more wishes), what would it be?
My first thought is that there would be no hurt in the world….BUT then there wouldn’t be a need for a Savior so I honestly don’t know…..

4. What's one thing that you get teased about a lot?
Well, this is kind of embarrassing BUT when I was in college I lived with 3 other girls in an apartment. We lived beside some really good guy friends of ours and 1 night our toilet overflowed while they were there. It was awful…It literally came through the walls, etc. Finally, we got it stopped. So the next day, a plumber came and fixed everything. I happened to come back to the apartment just for a few minutes to grab something before heading back out. I noticed on the toilet a sign from the plumber saying everything was okay and we could now use the toilet. Well, I REALLY had to use the bathroom[I think you know what I’m talking about]. So I used the bathroom, flushed, and it STARTED overflowing again…WITH EVERYTHING IN IT COMING OUT. I panicked….I called everyone I knew because it was like a flood…I had to move everything out of the bathroom, grab towels to try and stop it BUT it started going through the walls. I finally got 1 of the guys next door on the phone so him and 1 of his roommates came over and just laughed about the whole thing and wanted to go in the bathroom TO SEE WHAT WAS IN IT! I was mortified! It’s still such a big joke today with everyone! SO EMBARSSING….

5. If you could choose one movie, book, or TV show to spend your life in, which would you pick? What type of character would you be?
Well this may sound silly BUT I think I would choose to be in the Hannah Montana Movie! I would be Hannah! I can’t help it, I LOVE this movie but this is why I would choose it:
1. You get to be famous
2. You have great family and famous friends
3. You get the guy AND he’s a cowboy
4. You are young
5. You are from the country and have a dog! Big plus
6. You have great clothes!
7. Live in California but then get to visit the country
8. AND your dad is Billy Ray

If you know me, doesn’t this sound like me:) Come on, doesn’t this movie sound like fun to be in!

6. If you could have one talent that you don't already have, what would it be?
I think I would be more crafty…I wish I could think of creative things to make and just be more frugal with stuff I already have!

7. If money were no object, where would you go on vacation?
Definitely Patagonia! Who wouldn’t want to go here! I mean look how gorgeous it is!
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8. If you were an awesome singer, which genre would you sing?
Oh definitely country:)

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, what would it be?
By far, it would be Pottery Barn! I could buy everything in this store!

10. If you could live in any point in time, when would it be?
I think I would like to live in the time about 80 years ago…..I would want to live in a more simpler time….Back when my grandparents were growing up!

11. If every outfit in your wardrobe had to be one color, what would it be?
This is hard…..I think I would choose Brown.

12. If you were one of the seven dwarves, which one would you be?
I wouldn’t be one…I don’t want to be a chubby short man, with a weird name….:)

13. What's the last album you listened to?
Sad to say….Hannah Montana Movie

14. What's something we'd be surprised to know about you?
I think you would be surprised to know that I've never wanted to have a lot of money. If I could have all the money in the world or just enough to get by and live comfortably I would choose the just enough to get by route. That's just me….I've always told Kaz that...

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Monday, March 01, 2010

Cleaning melt down....

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Do you ever just want to clean out everything in your house? Start brand new…Make more space! Yesterday, I had a mini cleaning breakdown! We had family come in town late last night so I was trying to pick up and clean a few things….Well, I started noticing everything! Every scrape on the wall, every cluttered part of the closets, and then I went into full wipe down mode of walls, cabinets, etc. Kaz didn’t know what had gotten into me….Then the task got so overwhelming I finally said “I’m calling a maid service to get a deep cleaning!” YIKES! Cleaning and organizing have always been a big thing for me BUT yesterday I went into full panic mode! I got so frustrated with the amount of STUFF that we have that I wanted to throw everything in our closets that we don’t use away! I really don’t understand…You see, I cleaned out all of our closets just 3 months ago! They looked great and it felt so good to have less STUFF! What happened? Why is it that I have stuff in my closets that I have stayed in the same place for 3 years but I feel the need to hang on to it….

Whewwwww…….I haven’t decided fully what I’m going to do….Part of me wants to call a maid service so they can deep clean the house meaning walls, base boards, etc. The other part of me doesn’t want to spend the money but knows I DON’T have the time to do it myself….

On another note…going along with this whole thing….Kaz and I have been talking about re-doing our bathroom. We want to gut the whole master bathroom and do a tile shower, new vanity, mirror, tile floors, etc. Kaz is great at this kind of stuff and has done every project in our house….We’ve been talking about it and yesterday in my whole breakdown mode I said, "I’m ready to do this. Go pick out the stuff and start even if it means me being out of the master bathroom for a month!" So, starting next week Prikazsky master bathroom renovation will be underway!

Are you ever like this? What do you do to stay clutter free? What are some of your cleaning tips? I read my [blogger friend] Leslie's blog and she said[which I think is brilliant by the way] every afternoon upon arriving home set your phone alarm for 15 minutes. For 15 minutes straight just clean out…Don’t get distracted…Just clean out. Man, I wish I could do that:) I need to try!