Friday, September 27, 2013

The Engagement

I am sharing a few of my favorites.....
I may get just a little carried away....

For some reason blogger wouldn't let me enlarge these....So they are small.
Amy Jo

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Birthday Cake and A Big Fat Fail

If only this ad were true! LOL  It is time for my update.....and it isn't pretty girls. I gained a pound.....Now wait I know what your thinking....but I can explain, I started off so well...Following plan to the letter..... then the monthly hormones hit.... and my husband, dear sweet man that he is, brought me home my favorite. JR Mints... Can a girl turn that down...right at the time when you are craving chocolate? So it broke rhythm....
And then it was time for Frank's Birthday dinner at his Mom's. She made Pork Chop's , Biscuits and Gravy. Then there was some cake to follow....It would have been so rude to refuse!

We had the best time. I bought Frank a Yeti cooler. He loved it! Happiness abounded, even amongst failure. Now this week will be better...I am getting back on the horse and riding again ....

Blessings and Love,
Amy Jo

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Tiny Update on My Laundry Room

The laundry room is coming along very nicely.... I am the only thing slowing the process. This little book shelf was a minty green, I painted it pink. Big Shocker! I love my 1950's duck nursery lamp. (chalk ware)

I wanted a new laundry hamper. So I scoured around going to Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, TJ Maxx, Pierre One, all to find a big fat 0! Nothing that I liked. So I went online, which of course I should have done in the first place. I found this vintage laundry basket with rolling wheels. I am going to make it a liner. I am very happy with it. And I can just roll it over to the washer and then roll it back. Yeah for simplicity! That is your tiny update.. When all is done I will show you the rest.....

Amy Jo

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Trim Healthy Mama and a Baptism.....

O.K these two pictures are in the opposite order.  Our future son-in-law got rebaptized....

He didn't feel he understood what he was doing the first time... because he was very young so he asked my husband to baptize him again..... So we rejoice in this blessing. It is wonderful when a soul is added to the heavenly roster.

We have been knee deep in wedding plans with only five months left until the big day!!! With that said I know that I would like to lose about 15 pounds before all of the parties and feasting...and PICTURES!  Yikes...... Well way back in May I bought the Trim Healthy Mama Book and I was really jazzed up about it. Telling all of my family and friends. Well they have had great success and I well...... I have been less than diligent. O. K. a LOT less diligent than them.... If you haven't heard about this book you should really look into it. These to sisters wrote this book over a five year span. And I know it works, my Aunt has lost 22 pounds in just  a couple of months, my friend Julie is at a weight she hasn't seen in a while. Down to a 119 pounds!  I lost 4  pounds in a week..... all very healthfully. You can got to Gwen's Nest or Stacy Makes Cents, to read full reviews and look at recipes and tips on this book.

So why am I telling you my dear readers all of this? Well I want you to be my accountability partner! If I know I have to check in with you next Sunday and let you know how I am doing, I am hoping it will keep me motivated. So today is my first check in...and I am nervous about the whole thing but here goes my dignity LOL.....

135 Pounds....... Hoping to be around five months.

So my dear little accountability partners here it starts and next Sunday I will talk more about this little journey.....

Amy Jo

Friday, September 6, 2013

Some Finds and Re "Redoing" the Laundry Room

This is Christy Repasy's latest release. I got it about a week ago..... I just love it!! It is the inspiration piece for redoing the laundry room. I haven't been happy with the laundry since we redid it back in October of last year. You can read about that here.

I also got this beautiful doorstop while we were in Plains, GA this past weekend. The price was excellent. Considering what some of these cost. I just love it!!

A shot of the laundry room all cleared out......ready for a renovation.... I will update you soon!

Amy Jo

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Labor Day Weekend

We went to Georgia to spend the weekend with my nephew. It was his 21st Birthday.

They look a little to happy to sacrifice their lives for ice cream. LOL 

Everyone rode horses.

Enjoying the ride.....

It was a big joke how Cody had ponies, balloons, and candles for his 21st birthday.

Opening his presents.

My sister and Cody....Her oldest.  I think this is making us old Amber. What do you think?

This was all at Kayleigh's house his girlfriend. They put on a nice party for Cody. Kayleigh's Dad got stuck with all of the young people at his house. LOL They loved staying there.

Good Food!

Happy Birthday to You!!

I hope every single dream and wish comes true!!  We love this boy more than can ever be told.  He is a hard working Fire Fighter.....and a very wonderful man....(I am a little biased)

So that was our wonderful weekend.... How was yours?

Amy Jo

Sophia and her Daddy..... I almost forgot this one.