Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday.

There is nothing better than sleeping till 10:00 on accident. Thank you Lord that I can sleep late! 

Packing for Yard Sale on Saturday! 
Yard sales are probably one of my favorite things to do. Hopefully the cash will make it even better.
If you live near me and would like to know details, just leave me a comment. :)

Air Conditioning.
It is just entirely too hot in Mississippi.

My new Shutterfly Personalized Notebook that Bre Anna had made for me. :)

I used it at Orientation yesterday! So fun.

On my way home to see the familia and my furbaby.

Have a LOVELY Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Growing up!

It's official...
 I'm getting old! 

I had orientation today and I was up at 5:30. Geez. That hasn't happened in a while. It wasn't fun. I luckily got up, got ready, and arrive to orientation on time. :) It was a hurry up and WAIT kind of day. That's life, and now I am one step closer to being fully prepared to be a 1st year teacher.
Source: via Joakim on Pinterest

Old School. 

After my orientation I went and got my 3rd iPhone. Problems and I just love my phone too much to leave them like they are. You know, if you have never been to an Apple store, you are missing out. They are just too much fun. I could stay in there all day. 
Thanks Apple.  

We went out Saturday night to Don Julio's to celebrate Merle's birthday. We laughed and had the best time. There is really nothing like spending time with your girlfriends and I am soaking it up because I know in a few short weeks that I will only see them on my weekends home. :(

I am so glad that God decided to put my best friend at the time and you together in a lovely dorm room in Sheffield hall our freshman year. If he hadn't knit this plan together in his hands, then we would have never became friends. I will never forget the impact that you have made on my life and I know that everything you have you have worked hard for. I've seen you at your best and at your worst and I know that God has a HUGE plan for your life. Happy Late Birthday and yes... I will be your paula-bearer. :)

love the atmosphere.
such a great cake! :)

The best and I.

Monday, June 27, 2011

My Life is full of Miscellany @ the Moment.

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

So much going on. But... I have to blog for my sanity. :)

I sometimes hate the fact that my Daddy works for the public. You can't really ever make plans because something could go wrong and it's his job to help them. I'm totally thankful that he is able to do this, just stinks sometimes.

I'm hopefully going to be doing a lot of this..

(changing banks)


I'm working on my "Miss Lauren's Classroom" blog and I'll share with you as soon as it's up. I still can't believe I will be teaching 1st grade in a little over a month.

*pretty sure this was around 1st grade. :)

If you have any crafty ideas or suggestions on how to make curtains for my apartment without sewing, I would love some help. I just wish I could sew!

Happy Monday!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Blanks Friday.

1.   The last thing I ate was      South Depot- New taco place on the square in Oxford. Check.It.Out. Quality time with the brother and his girl.
2.  The next thing I'd like to eat is    some grapes. too bad I don't have any. Whatever I can scrap up for lunch.

3.  The best things    are what make us happy. Seriously, if eating mexican makes you happy, do it. If laughing makes you happy, laugh all over. If babies make you happy, play with them. ha! (is that what you were expecting!) Actually, most of these things make ME happy!
babysitting on my mission trip to Montana! :)

4.  Something that makes me supremely and utterly happy is  totally didn't see this questions before I wrote the last. Um.. Family time. I love being able to spend time with my family and making memories that will last as long as I am alive. Planning for my future is my next thing. Now, On to the future...

5.  Sports are    so much fun! I love SEC football and baseball. That's about all that I get into though! :)

6.  I miss      having a job and having my own money.  I'm a pretty independent person and I like doing what I want, when I want. Student teaching was amazing but also a very BROKE time in my life! :) Preparing me for the rest of my life as a teacher, I guess...

7.  Right now I am      wondering what the weekend is going to hold? I've got plans.. now to finalize them. :)

Does anyone else use a planner like crazy?? I do!! 

Happy Friday! :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


The Simple Things

It's Thursday! :)
I'm having iPhone problems so hopefully those will be fixed soon... Not fun @ all.

It's the simple things in life that make me happy...

--Jewelry, especially bracelets make me a happy girl!

-- sweet tea! Ahh! Could there be anything more Southern.

--getting mail. I absolutely love getting emails, snail-mail, or just a simple note.
if you want to send me something, email me. ha! 

--thrift shopping. it's so much fun.

--pinterest. seriously, I have a blast on there!

Hope you have a SIMPLE and sweet Thursday! :)

and just because I love this picture! :)

Waiting on Mr. Right vs. Found Mr. Right

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

I'm loving...

C.M. Scott Center
1.) getting to observe, love on some precious kids during my summer.  I got the highest compliment today when I was working with a child who was throwing a tantrum and my teacher said," I am not going to interfere because you know what you are doing." She all but told me that I was doing everything exactly right, which I find hard to believe, but she made me feel good anyway! 

2.) Some graduation pictures that Bre took for me. :)

 My wonderful, supportive parental unit!
 Bre Anna. Why do I look sick? ha.
Emily. We did it! :)
Hotty Toddy!

3.) Knowing that I am going to have enough furniture in my new place!
btw: here are a few pictures. just remember these came from the website. You'll be seeing my decor SOON! 

I'm so excited to make it my own! 
suggestions are welcomed.-- I would love some advice and opinions.

4.) The blessings that Jesus had decided to give me. Why? I will never understand, but he loves me without conditions. For that I will always LOVE and appreciate. God knows exactly how to bless us and why he does it. He knows that we could never pay him back but yet he does it anyway. Geez.. I will never understand! I'm so very thankful though! 

Wednesday-- I feel the love!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Look what Ole Miss decided to put on their photo website! :)

I'm not sure why the photographer on Graduation day decided to take so many pics of my friends and I but I am forever greatful that he did. :)

Hope you enjoy.

Hotty Toddy.

*still can't believe I am a college graduate. 

These are my confessions...

I confess... I always have a feeling that I need to read my Bible more. I need to get on that.  

I confess... I often get jealous of people's lives when I read certain blogs/facebook/twitter posts.  

I confess... I want to be a mommy more than anything in this world. 

I confess... I love thinking up delicious recipes to cook, but hate the idea of actually having to cook it. :)

I confess...I was looking back today on my college school work. I half hearted most of it. Oh well. I graduated. Now, just don't do that in my classroom. I'm gonna give it all, peeps! :) 

Last night was spent with the best, eating mexican, watching "Never Say Never" and 
staying up late. :)

I honestly can't believe I watched the Bieber movie but I must say, it was pretty inspirational.  That bieber boy seems like a very caring guy! 

Hope you are having a great Tuesday! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Miscellany Monday!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

My Best, Caitlyn is coming to Oxford tonight. Yay!!
 We are soaking up our time being in the same town! :)

sorry for the quality. Facebook wouldn't cooperate! :(

I'm spending way too much money on necessary stuff for my new place. It's fun but makes me sad that I can't get just whatever/whenever I want. Maybe this grown up thing IS for the birds! :)

My couch-- so far. Not sure about those cushions. 

We are looking for this chair. :)
It's adorable! So me.. 

I'm so thankful and blessed by my Lord! He seriously blesses me everyday with something new and exciting. I could never thank him enough for all that he has helped me out with. I truly believe all my blessings come from HIM. I've always heard "ask and you shall receive" but I never knew the true meaning of that precious verse.  

Ask and it shall be given to you. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and
the door shall be opened. For everyone who asks receives, and he who
seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.
-- Matthew 7:7 8

God is one great God! :)

I'm addicted to Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger. 
Hear me? 

Happy Monday!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Time for those blanks...

1. The last movie I saw was   In theatre- Something Borrowed. Loved it.

2. I want to  go eat Mi Pueblo.
3. Surprises are perfect! I love a good surprise, even though they can be embarassing.
4. The best accessory is   a smile on a person's face and a great attitude. Seriously! But.. I also adore watches and bangle bracelets.

5. My favorite warm drink is  caramel macchiato. :)
Caramel Macchiato

6. My favorite cold drink is    sweet tea, of course.
7. Currently loving   looking at 1st grade blogs and room decoration ideas. I'm ready to be a 1st year teacher, I think. :)

Sorry for not blogging as often this week. I'm in the process of packing up 2 places for a new GRAND place. Can't wait to share this journey with you! :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Miscellany Monday!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
Instead of the usual list of Miscellanies, I am going to post some of my favorite YouTube videos. Enjoy

I don't even love this song, just love me some Miranda Lambert and this is such a tribute! :)

Ole Miss Student Union. I wish I had been a part of this. 

Our Baptist Student Union's Transfer Ministry video. Yours truly had so much fun being in this video.

Since when did Rap stars become country? I kind of like it though! 

Happy Monday! 

Mother/Daughter Time.

Every year our church, Bellevue Baptist, does a Mother/Daughter Banquet and it is one special time for my mother. Being the "leader" of it, she plans the speaker, the theme, and puts lots of hard work into  making it a special day.

This year the theme was "My Mother's Table" and it was decorated with a few of my favorite things. Blue Mason Jars (obessed), old antique cooking tools, and plenty of red and white checkered table cloths.  We had cookbooks, and such sitting around. It was so cute.

We had aprons hung under our windows, seriously! Such a sweet decoration.

My sweet mother and I.  I am crazy about this lady. She does so much for me everyday including loving me unconditionally, gives me money when I'm broke, makes fun of me, helps me with college and school stuff when I have no idea, prays for me daily, and loves my daddy. That right there means the world. :)

A happy family is but an earlier Heaven. 
-George Barnard Shaw