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Monday, March 26, 2012

Dog Whisperer or No Kill Shelter?

Strange title, right?

Let me just say, I love animals.  Particularly, I love dogs.  Luckily, my hubby feels the same way because stray dogs tend to find us. 

Seriously, we rescued Irie (by adoption) about three months after we got married.  We chose her; we wanted her.  We planned for her.  About two months after that, I came home to a squad car, fire truck, and ARMY SUV in my yard and my husband on his belly in the ditch.  Scary!

That was the day we took in Football.  Literally, took him in from the drain pipe he had been stuck in and washed him up, medicated him, and loved him forever.

Saturday I got home from Teen 180 to find ANOTHER puppy in my living room.  Hubs claims this one walked up in the hail storm and he couldn't leave him outside in the bad weather.  This dog is stinkin' adorable.  I hate it!  (not the dog - the fact that it's adorable)  So, I have called the dog catcher; we have been taking care of the poor pup since Saturday.  He is so loving and our dogs get along with him well, but we just can't take on another pup.  I'm convincing myself that we can't do this.  I haven't even allowed the poor dog in the house at night; he has been sleeping on our front stoop.  I just already feel like I love him and if that happens I won't be able to let him go and I've already decided...
We can't keep another dog.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy St. Paddy's!

Justin and I spent the weekend in Virginia Beach with 2 of our best friends, Alicia and Jay. We had a blast in the warm weather!

5 Reasons to move to VA Beach:

1. Lish and Jay
2. Beaaaccchhh
3. Trader Joes
4. Doc Taylor's
5. Closer to home. <3

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I finally finished my skinny corduroy pants and am wearing them to work today! I got these pink Express pants from a closet purge and they were 2 sizes too big and wide leg. I had seen a tutorial online for turning pants into skinnies and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try it since I didn't invest any money in them.

I am so pleased with the way they turned out. My students today told me they love my outfit and that I look like a high schooler! Silly kids, but really they may become my new favorite pants.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

5 Reasons Why....

Today I went to Raleigh with my hubby to watch some former ball players play in the state championship. Let me rephrase that, WIN the state championship!!

After the game, we went to the mall to look for new swimsuits for our trip to the Bahamas that quickly approaching. By the way, I decided I hate the mall. I will stick to vintage/thrift stores and shops that are NOT in a mall. Then we visited Costco. (Cue the music of heaven's doors)

Hence my 5 reasons are The 5 Reasons You Should Join Costco:

1. Free samples. Seriously, skip the dinner part of your date and just snack on all the yummies they pass your way.

2. Frontline. With 2 dogs, Frontline and vet bills break our wallets. Costco sells 6 mos of Frontline for the price we would pay for 3!

3. K-cups. If you have a Keurig, the Costco membership will be paid for in what you save on Kcups. Trust me!

4. Premium beef. Makes my hubby happy. Seriously, he gets excited about it.

5. Beauty supplies. Especially if you have kids! I once bought a package of night cream and eye cream (together) for $18. I had never heard of it so I googled it. Normally the night cream cost $89! Boo ya!

Friday, March 9, 2012


I had intentions of posting a project I've been working on today after I completed it, but I ended up very busy. After school I went to a funeral and then stocked up on some groceries since Food Lion is doubling coupons this week. Boo-ya!!!

Then we went to Mamaw's 89th birthday party at the country club. What a spectacular woman. Love her.

I've recently become obsessed with the color yellow and came upon this dress at Urban Outfitters in SALE!! Then when I went to the site, I found it in purple!!! I intend to drag Justin to UO tomorrow to get it. Yay!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Teacher Lady

This morning I was told I look like a teacher today. Which is okay by me considering I have been a teacher for the last 6 years.

I think the glasses are what does it. What do you think?

In honor of teachers everywhere, I fellowshipped with several of my own species tonight at my Alpha Pi meeting, a society of female educators intended to support education and our efforts as teachers. We had a goo meal at S&T Soda Shoppe in Pittsboro and I must say the birthday cake ice cream was the highlight of my day.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Southern Treat

In case you don't know, I'm what the people in the south call a Yankee. I've married a man that has a thick Southern accent and was born in raised in the heart of Carolina. For that reason, many of my "Yankee" ways have been critiqued; I don't use enough butter when I cook, my desserts are healthy, and I talk funny.

I have tried adopting some Southern traditions - I have to admit, I enjoy most of them, but my waistbands do not.

March 3rd was my hubby's birthday and we were fortunate enough to be blessed with 2 dozen eggs from another member of our church. With all these eggs on hand and a birthday to celebrate, I decided to try my hand at baking a pound cake from scratch!

This is intimidating; pound cake isn't easy. Not to mention, my mother inlaw makes a bangin' one so I had a slight competitive edge about me while baking. It was delicious, though! And my hubby was very excited to have a special, home-made birthday cake!