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February 10, 2014

Personalized Valentine's Cards!

It's official. Kenzie will have the most adorable Valentine's Cards ever for her Kindergarten party. And all thanks to Cardstore.

I mean seriously. Look at her face! 
She's a mermaid! 

And of course, I had to add Swedish Fish as a treat. 
Cardstore has 31 different themes for kids. We had a hard time just picking one! 
And the great thing about them is that they come in packs of four.

Can you stand the cuteness overload?

I'll give you a second...


And look! 
Even the backs of them have fun little activities.

Hurry and order yours! 
For as low as $0.89 per sheet, what's not to love?
Your kiddo will have the cutest Valentine's Cards in the whole class! Possibly the WORLD! 

Tennessee Honey

February 3, 2014

Creativity & Imagination

As adults, we hardly ever get to use our imagination or be creative and think outside the box.  So when my kids start to get ideas in their heads, I love watching them let their creativity flow.  I think it is so important to let children make a mess every now and then.  After all, children learn best when they are playing.  



 These moments won't last forever. So cherish the messes and the creativity.


Tennessee Honey

January 26, 2014

Weekend Recap

I had a lot of fun this weekend! Saturday morning, Kenzie and I headed to Jackson for a Girl Scout workshop called "Be a Ballerina". Needless to say, she was so excited! My girl loves dancing and I'm hoping to get her signed up for dance lessons soon! She's a natural!
 The girls were so intrigued by the actual ballerinas. It was precious. They got to learn a dance from the performance of Peter Pan, got their hair and makeup done, and got to try on costumes!

 It was really nice to be able to spend some quality time with my baby girl. She's my beautiful princess and I'm so blessed to have her in my life!

Saturday night, my MIL kept the kids overnight. Doug and I ended up hanging out with some good friends playing Cards Against Humanity. I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time. Seriously, go play that game! 

I even put on makeup for the first time in a week and fixed my hair!
I felt pretty so I took a picture of myself. A selfie. Sue me.


 Sunday afternoon we had dinner at the in-laws with distant family. Delish food + family = great times. And speaking of great food, I've lost three pounds!!! I'm not quite sure how, seeing that I drank like 4 Cokes this weekend, but I did it! I have been eating a lot less though so that helps. Plus if I'm not doing T25, I'm doing yoga. I'm feeling great about myself! 

How was your weekend?
 Tennessee Honey

January 22, 2014

Back at it.


Well, Doug and I started Shaun T's T25 workout yesterday. #dead

We are determined. We can do this. I know we can. As long as I can get past the crying and sweating and dying part. And the fact that my back hurts like everyday doesn't help any. It's so easy for me to give up all the time. But this time, I've got Doug backing me up and I'm asking God to help me through this. I started reading The Daniel Plan and I couldn't put it down. I only read the first chapter, but I will be buying it on the Kindle ASAP. It's amazing.
Powerful statement that Dr. amen made back during the Daniel Plan kick off. Watch the videos here: http://saddleback.com/mc/ms/8b3ee/
We each took "before" pictures and if that wasn't an eye opener, I don't know what else is. But I can't wait to show those embarrassing pictures when comparing them to our "after" photos!

Now I just need to get motivated to wake up early to workout since that's the only time Doug and I can do it together.

Tennessee Honey

January 18, 2014

Good things are coming.




Good things are coming. I can feel it. There have been a few "out of place" happenings going on lately, but it's not bringing me down or stressing me out and that's how I know that good things are on its way to me and my family.

There's so many beautiful reasons to be happy!

The bad:
*I lost one of my school grants this semester (because it ran out) so I owed money. That means I'm out of pocket for my textbooks, too. Luckily, we were able to come up with the money. We will just be tight for a couple of months. Nothing I'm not used to. ;)
*I have strep throat. I got super sick last Friday, but it went away by Monday so I didn't take myself to the doctor. Plus, I just hate waiting at the doctor's office with kids. PLUS, school started this week so I didn't have time. I finally went yesterday and I was actually shocked I had strep! I was thinking just a major cold + cough. Nope. So bring on the meds! At least I'm not too sick to function. Lord knows what would happen if that happened ha! #momprobs
*This semester, one of my classes got dropped which ruined my entirely planned out schedule. So instead of only having classes one day per week + online classes, I know have to drive 30 minutes to get to my classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, AND Thursdays. For some, that doesn't seem like a big deal. But you have to take into consideration that I have to put Tucker in daycare AND find time to do 90 hours of observations for this semester. Blahhhhh.

                                                                            
Psalm 94:19
 The Good:
*Doug and I are making some healthy goals for our life. More to come about this later.
*I'm reading a devotional every day and love it. One of my goals is to become closer to God and more involved in church.
*I'm working on some blog goals, too!

And yes, this post is quite random....

Also...I don't know if I've ever posted on a Saturday before!


Tennessee Honey

January 2, 2014

To Read List for 2014


Last year I didn't do so hot in the reading category. I wanted to read 20 books, but college had me at my limits. I'm hoping this semester is a little more gentle on me.

I'm not setting a number goal for my books this year, so I'm just listing the ones I definitely want to read! And with my brand new Kindle I got for my early birthday present from Doug, I should have no excuses:)

AND I got the Harry Potter book set for Christmas! So I'll be re-reading those of course:)

My favorite genre is Young Adult and I'm always looking for recommendations!
Add me on Goodreads, too!

{Click on each picture to read the synopsis}

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/375802.Ender_s_Game?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6609552-the-clearing?from_search=true
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7164005-glimpse?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18710190-allegiant?from_search=true
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12396528-hollow-city?ac=1https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16068905-fangirl?from_search=true
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13570258-there?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13406425-burn-for-burn?from_search=true

What are some books on your to-read list?







Tennessee Honey

December 30, 2013

See you next year!


Get it? Because tomorrow is 2014? 

I crack myself up.

Self high five

2013 was sort of really boring. Nothing major happened. No births. No marriages. No milestones. I'm hoping 2014 has a lot more to offer!

I've learned to never set personal goals for my NY Resolutions because I never follow through with them. Ever.

But I will set some goals for my blog!

1. Youtube!! I love watching other bloggers post videos, but I always feel like a weirdo talking to the camera + I hate the way I talk + I never really have anything to vlog about. But I will try this year! Give me some vlog ideas!

2. New layout. I'm actually going to pay for a blog layout this time. I never really love my blog when I re-do the template. Plus it's a headache. So coming soon there will be a new fresh look!

3. More personal posts. Here lately, I feel like I'm just throwing stuff together. I'm going to try to post more about my super interesting life *ahem...sarcasm*.

4. READ MORE BLOGS! Ya'll. I am so bad about posting my own post, and logging off. That's a bad blogger right there. I need to connect more! I'm thinking about doing a link-up once a week just so I can hold myself accountable for reading other blogs.

Do you set goals for your blog? I would love to hear them!
 And just because it's the last day of the year, let's do a recap shall we?
Here are some of my most popular posts of 2013:

*I attended a Book Themed Baby Shower that my SIL hosted, and it was adorable!
*I was asked if I regretted getting married so young once.
*My daughter tested for first grade reading, and she's in Kindergarten!
*Kenzie turned 5 and Tucker turned 3. Happy Birthday babies!
*We visited Metropolis, the home of Superman!
*I got super personal and posted something that most people, even I, am ashamed to admit.
*I talked about my love for music.
*I got a tattoo for my 24th birthday!

Well, so long until next year! (I just love saying that haha!)
I wish everyone a safe and happy new year!


Tennessee Honey