Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday.

It's that time of the week! Almost FRIDAY! :)

I'm loving....

{one} Weekly McCalisters trip before church. I'm pretty sure they know my meal when I walk in the door. :) Oh, so good. I die for their sweet tea. 

{two} Tomorrow is Thursday and that means one day closer to FRIDAY! Am I the only teacher that feels this way EVERY week???? Please tell..

{three} That this weekend is our Annual McCarty Pottery Girls trip! Camping out in the storm Friday night and getting lots of good deals. I CAN'T WAIT! I'm also turning down a FREE wedding trip to the beach for this trip. YOU, better be worth it! :)

This week has been so much better in this teacher's world. My kiddos are VERY sick though. I've dealt with over 100 degree fever, pink eye, and regurgitating all week, POOR BABIES! I'm ready for this cold and flu season to kick the bucket!

What are your plans for this weekend? Aren't all you teacher friends so ready for Spring Break. I'm ready for sleeping late, Grey's reruns, and shopping. Oh boy! Here we go!


I've always wanted to marry a Football coach! How precious would this be?

I really want to make this! :)

this is me, to a tee.

Source: via Lauren on Pinterest

Ordering these, pronto!

Spring Break craft project!

Another must have! Love this!

I could go on for days! Like any of these? Find me on pinterest-- laureneliza

Happy Wednesday Night! 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dear Monday...

Linking up here


Dear Monday,    In two weeks I will be sleeping late, shopping, and pretty much doing whatever I wish. Otherwise knows as, SPRING BREAK! I couldn't be more excited.

Dear  Peters and McCarty sale,  this weekend is going to be so much fun. Please live up to your past two years. :) be good to us. 


Dear teaching, you are nothing like I thought you would be but I am loving you more and more every day. 

Dear mom and dad, please send money. I'm so broke that it ain't funny. :)
(Sugarland dig) 

Dear Grey's Anatomy, I'm ready for you on Thursday. I miss you because of Bible study but I love catching up to your awesome show. Kind of makes me want to become a doctor. Not really. 

First time to do these letters. I really like! Happy Monday, friends! 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I want to leave a Legacy!

Hello friends! 

I've been such a bad blogger! It's been a crazy week and I hopefully will have more time to blog this coming up week!

I went to a NEW Sunday school class this morning and I loved it! God is putting the puzzle pieces of my "new" life together and I love it! I'm trusting him completely and I can't wait to see what he has in store. :)

We talked about legacies, and if you knew that you only had a certain amount of time left before you die, what would you want your legacy to be. Of course, I used association (I'm a teacher) and I thought about Junior year at North Pontotoc High School.  

We were picked to be a part of the Leadership program and this was our graduation song that they chose for us. I loved it and it has meant so much throughout the years for me.

So, lets think.  Here's what I would like my LEGACY to be!

Lauren was a lady who's heart reflected our Savior's.  She loved people as he did, and she lived her life to bring honor and glory to him! She's wasn't perfect and never proclaimed to be, but she wanted to see the best in people and bring that out for others to see.  She had a heart for Special Needs children and adults and believed that they should have every opportunity that anyone else in this world has. She loved babies/children with all that she was and loved spending time with them and pouring into their lives.

Her family was her world and she knew that God  hand picked them for her. She was blessed, and knew it. She thanked God for her blessings often.

So, I leave you with this thought. 

"What would you want your legacy to be if you knew that you only had a certain amount of time left?"

On to "Best of Instagram" for this week.


{one} Sweet Maddie! Oh, I can't wait to get my hands on her again! 
{two} Happy Birthday, Uncle Josh Lawrence!
{three} 1st Memphis Tigers game. So much fun! 
{four} I like to stack these days. :)
{five} Cute dishes! I got a few of these. 
{six} Old door to dogbox, jewelry hanger! Thanks, daddy! 
{seven} My grandmother Patton's shelf. Perfect for my nail polish collection!
{eight} My classroom. It's getting better! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What I'm Loving on THIS Wednesday!

Let's go...


I'm loving this sweet girl. 

Madeline Rachel DuBois
7lbs. 4oz.

I went to visit Maddie last night. (Yes, she was my valentine date!)
She is precious. So tiny and so fragile. I can't wait to see who she looks like and who she grows up to be!


We are having Brit's Bachelorette Party this weekend! So excited to celebrate this girl. :)
She is getting married March 10! So soon.

She's the one on my left! Little bit!

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.

Loving those quotes this week! :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

phone photo Mondays!

It's been a fun week so far. My kiddos were pretty well behaved today and that makes for one happy teacher! Now for some iPhone love. :)

love random texts with friends! :)

It's wonderful getting in front of one of your best friends on i-55 and meet up in Oxford for an impromptu visit! :) Love you, Emily!

this beautiful sat with me for .5 seconds in church on Sunday! Love her sweet-self. 

Valentine's inspired. :)

Helen Brett jewelry show purchases! Why is jewelry so therapeutic?? 

This link-up is so fun and helpful in getting pictures off of my iPhone!  Smart move, girls!

Hope you are all having a great week? What's in your plans? If you have any fun V-day ideas for single girls, hook me up! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

iPhone Dump.

Hey friends! This weekend has been so much fun! Friday night we had BUNCO at my Mother's house and it was a hoot as always. :)

These are some of the gifts that were given. I had so much fun shopping for them and giving them. Pottery, candles, and dishtowels-- every girls' favorites, right?

Now for some more fun. Saturday, Linda, my mother, Bre-Anna, and I went to the Jewelry show in Memphis. So much fun! Bought a scarf and some jewelry. :) We had too much fun.

As I was sitting at home today resting, I looked through my iPhone camera and realized that if I would get rid of some of those pics that I take, my phone might be a little easier to manage. I'm going to rid it of some of my photos that I would love to share. Ready for the madness??

  1. Have you ever seen a dog more spoiled?
  2. Christmas Parades are a great procrastination! :)
  3. Silly Cousins at Mom's house.
  4. Happy 22nd Surprise from the roomies!


  1. Amen.
  2. Sweet Ella Ruth
  3. Brittany's Wedding! Such a sweet day.
  4. Love this saying. :)


  1. Lance Ingram and I- Ole Miss BSU Transfer team
  2. Merle and I- Double Decker
  3. We support Coach Lane. - Took a break from Studying.
  4. Whitney and I @ BSU. This sweet girl is now a MRS. :)

I am going to keep doing this a few times a week until I get these pics off the good ole phone. Hope you are having a wonderful week! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A few loves.

It's Wednesday, thank the Lord above! :)


I'm loving these sweet shower/wedding invites from sweet friends. I am so excited to be sharing in their season of life called marriage. It'll be fun! Growing up is a hoot. We can't be this old? 

So glad Alti decided to have a flat when I had plenty of help to come get me off the side of the  road. I hate this kind of stuff. :( I have the best brother, future SIL and friends anyone could ask for. :)

and these were delivered to the "friends" who got me off the road. I had to repay the niceness. 

A few pinterest finds! You know I'm always loving these!

piece of daddy's or grandaddy's shirt sewn into dress for something blue! LOVE this idea!

Source: via Lauren on Pinterest

Almost the weekend!