Sunday, December 12, 2010

Its beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!!

Well it has been far too long since i have last blogged. Life has been rather busy but it is finally slowing down. I am getting ready to head home for the Holidays here in the next week or so but i wanted to show off my lovely decorations here before i leave. My sweet parents came to visit me the weekend of Halloween and we decided to go ahead and decorate while they were here to help. I don't know what i would do without the help of my Mom, when it comes to decorating, especially for Christmas, she knows what she is doing! I think it turned out great! I have been dreaming of the day that i would finally be able to decorate my own place and it has finally happened. i can honestly say it is better than i could have imagined! Well without further ado here is my first Christmas! Enjoy!
My Beautiful wreath that my Mom made me!

My living room tree! I love it!

its all done in bronze and gold 

My Christmas table scape, i found this little reindeer and i fell in love with it!

The handmade nativity set that my Mom passed down to me. Brings back so many memories of Christmas at Home. 

Fun Christmas mugs in the Kitchen.

Willow tree nativity in the entry hall. Thanks Leslie! I love it!

My guest room tree. All decorate in Black, White, Silver, and hints of Red.
i dont know if you can see it but underneath the tree is a precious white reindeer. My dad found it for me and he is absolutely precious standing looking up at the tree!!! So Cute!!
More Decorations in Guest Room

Notice the "roaring fire"? Yep its a DVD and i LOVE it!

This is my favorite spot in the house because and i can see both trees and enjoy my "fire" ;) 
Merry Christmas May God Bless You and Keep You During This Holiday!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bring On Fall!!!

It may not quite feel like fall yet outside but it definitely looks that way at my apartment! My mom hooked me up with some awesome fall decor and i just couldn't wait to get it all put out! 
My fall table scape
Fall Candy Dishes
My bathroom decor
I love this pumpkin was always my favorite growing up! Im so happy to have it!
Finally my cute Jack-O-Lantern on my porch! I love how it looks from the road. 

Hostess Continued...

As i said in the previous post i am so lucky to have such WONDERFUL family and friends that have come to visit me nearly every single weekend since i moved up to NWA! It has def. helped make the transition much easier. 
Rachel, Mariah, and Jessica came up from Fort Smith to spend their last summer weekend before their senior year at my house doing some back to school shopping and relaxing! These girls are a blast. I have had the opportunity to get to know them the past few years as my brother Graham has been on staff at Fellowship Fort Smith. I went with them on a World Changers trip to Memphis year before last and then to Nashville with them this past July. They are awesome girls and we had a great time hanging out, as usual. 

The following weekend two of my best friends from high school came to visit! Katie, Jessica, and I have been close friends for years and i always look forward to getting together and catching up with them. Again, i dropped the ball and didn't take and pictures of us but i do have one of my gift from Katie. Katie is a very talented artist and she made me this incredible piece for a housewarming gift. 
These pictures just cant do it justice!
My last weekend guest was my best friend from college Brenna! Once again we didn't take the time to take any pictures during her stay but we did have a great time hanging out and catching up. 
Although it is nice to have some down time i cant thank my friends and family enough for being there for me during this adjustment period. I love you all very very much!

Playing Hostess!

Let me just start by saying i have the GREATEST family and friends in the world!! I was worried that i would be really lonely moving up here all by myself but they have really stepped up! I have been blessed with company at my new apartment EVERY weekend for the first TWO months that i have lived here! This post is dedicated to those wonderful weekends spent with my favorite people! I wish that i had pictures of everyone but i kinda dropped the ball and forgot to get out the camera a couple of times! Sorry, i will work on that! Okay so here we go....
My first weekend in the apartment was spent with my parents and a special visit from Graham, Leslie, and the girls. We were really busy getting all moved in and settled and this is one of the only pictures i came away with. 
My second weekend in my apartment i was in Nashville, Tn with Graham and the youth from Fellowship Fort Smith at PowerPlant! 
The following weekend i was paid a visit by two of my favorite ladies! My mom and my Mamaw! They came to see the place and to help me paint! I loved spending quality time with them! Unfortunately i don't have any photo documentation of this visit...sad day :(
The fourth weekend in my new place was a very special one! My oldest brother Corey came to stay the weekend and Graham, Leslie, and the girls came up for the day. We seldom get to spend quality time together just the siblings so we really enjoyed it. We took the girls swimming and cooked out on my new grill! It was a wonderful time with some of my very best friends and all around greatest people i know. 
Of course we came away with mostly just pictures of the girls but look at them...why would you wanna look at anyone else?!?! They both really took to swimming and were sooo cute doing it! 
                                             I mean seriously!!! How stinking cute are they!!!
The following weekend i got a visit from my very best friend Amanda!!! I was so happy that she finally got to come see the apartment and that we were able to spend some quality time together! She and i NEVER take pictures together so we tried to make up  for lost time and this is what we ended up with. haha Oh well it was worth a try at least there were a few good ones in the mix. 
Camera Difficulties! 
Ahh Finally!
The following weekend Allie, Liz, and Charla came to visit to celebrate Allie's 21st Birthday!!! We had a BLAST!!! There was A LOT of laughing, singing, dancing, and silliness but i wouldn't trade it for the world....although i probably wont be voted "quite neighbor of the year" after that weekend!
Happy Birthday!!
Gettin ready to go out!!
                                                                    Had to have a silly one! 


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On My Own....

As many of you know i have just recently moved to NW Arkansas, this is new experience for me. I have never been on my own before. I went away to College but i was in a dorm full of girls and home nearly every weekend. Now i have my own place in a area where i don't know hardly anyone. To say it has been a difficult journey would be an understatement but i know that this is where God wants me to be and with that being said i cant help but be excited about what this next chapter in my life has to hold. I just moved into the cutest apartment, thanks to A LOT of help from my awesome family and friends, and i couldn't be happier with it! Its exactly what i have been dreaming about for about four years now. Take a look...
My front door with the Beautiful wreath that my mom made for me! I absolutely love it!
Entry way 
Guest Bathroom
Guest room/Office 
My Kitchen!!
I love how everything is so open. You can see right into the dining room!
This is my favorite room!
My living room! These pictures look weird because the lamp gave off a yellow glow. the main wall behind the couch is actually a beautiful green color now. 
Living room again
The door on the left leads out to my porch, i was so excited to get it all set up and it looks so cute!
I also have some awesome string lights and a cute red grill (not pictured)
Finally this is my bedroom! (inviting huh les?)
I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
Master Bath
I'm so blessed to be in this wonderful apartment, its such a great place to begin this new journey!

This blog is going to be an interesting undertaking, i don't know what i want it to be or look like yet but i want to share my journey with those that i love and thought that this would be a good way to do just that. Both of my siblings have blogs and i'm not even gonna try to compete with them, their blogs are awesome and creative you should check them out! To keep up with Graham, Leslie and their BEAUTIFUL girls go here and for whats going on in the life of my Awesome big brother Corey check this out!