Tuesday, February 23, 2010

baby shower complete

This past Saturday was Miss. Jill Hickman's baby shower and it went off without a hitch, bird and birch tree theme and all (pictures coming soon). It was so much fun planning and scheming with Julia Arnold, a new friend I met in the process. I think that we allowed this precious baby shower to consume our lives for about 4 weeks - and we loved every second of it! I felt so blessed to be a part of the hosting and can not WAIT to meet baby Addison Nolan coming in 17 short days.

Today was also a pretty exciting day, I found out that I passed (with flying colors I might add) my LAST PRAXIS test!! Such a relief. Now just to finish all of the homework for my last three classes and then.....drum roll please, GRADUATION! I am so relieved it is just two and a half months away but also a little stressed that I have to complete all of this work in that short amount of time as well. I can get through it though.

I am SO looking forward to this coming weekend - I have 6 wonderful friends coming to visit Sarah and me, all whom I have not seen since before Christmas, very sad when I think that I used to see them every other weekend. I was actually in church this past Sunday and shed a few tears of joy just looking forward to this FRIENDSHIP REUNION as we are calling it! We are having pulled pork sandwiches on Friday night and playing board games. I will also be baking my FIRST large cupcake in my new CUPCAKE pan from sweet Nathan in celebration of Suzy & Sarah's birthday! Saturday we will be having brunch at Marche in East Nashville then hitting up the flea market - hopefully we will score some good finds. One of my goals this year is to become more talented at finding flea market treasures. We will be having a glorious dinner at Whiskey Kitchen in the Gulch and then going downtown to Broadway. Sunday morning we will finish up the weekend at TVC - I am really looking forward to having some friends experience this amazing church!

In all of my spare time I search for precious houses with peaceful rooms that I wish I inhabited! Here are some of my favorites..

It is my DREAM to have a claw foot bathroom and I believe that will be the FIRST renovation that I (and Nathan) make in my first home.

That's all for now - TTFN!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow in Nashville!

It is Monday night and the snow is falling. I left class and looked up and all I could see was white, white, and more white. It was so beautiful! I immediately came home to check for school closings. No such luck. However, I had a relaxing night watching the Bachelor and doing a little crafting. This is what I have made thus far:
... a headband with denim flowers. I hope to make one with three black silk flowers like the ones from Anthro so that I do not have to spend $35 on an accessory!

Here are some pictures from the snow weekend that we had 2 weeks ago. It was so relaxing and peaceful staying in and enjoying the white beauty!

This past weekend Brittany, Nate, and I made dinner which consisted of bacon wrapped filets, with twice baked potatoes, grilled asparagus, and HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES (thanks to Martha Stewart)!

So, for now, I sit in my pj's and check the school closings while dreaming of having another snow day tomorrow where I can stay in these pj's and catch up on homework!