Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Worst blogger ever...

Well, I haven't posted since March. Oops... life goes on! Philip and I have been enjoying our house. I can't believe we've lived in it for almost a year now... craziness. We just made it through our 1st hurricane on the coast, so that was an adventure. We were fine. We only lost power for about 20 min. and kept our DirecTV signal the whole time minus a few times where it would freeze for a less than a minute. We had friends who live close to the water come and stay with us, so we played lots of games and ate pizza. (Thank you Domino's for opening during the storm... don't know what I would've done without you!)

Philip and I are also starting DDP Yoga which we're really excited about! DDP stands for Diamond Dallas Page. He was a WWE Superstar who started doing yoga to heal his body from years of wrestling. He then created a more intense yoga program of his own to challenge himself. Of course Philip is wants to do this because it was created by a wrestler... but we both want to lose some weight. He already bought our yoga mats, and we're ready to start!

I also want to ask anyone who is reading to pray for my good friend Laura, who I've mentioned before on my blog. Laura lives in Haiti, and has gotten a tropical fever in the last week. I'm not sure of the details of it. I think it is flu-like and causes sickness and pain, but it is not life threatening. She is flying home tonight to recover in the states. Please pray for her healing so that she can get back to her sweet kids and ministry in Haiti.

Well, that's all for now... I'll try to post more often! =)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My American Idol Top 12

Well, I've always loved the show... and this year I'm very impressed with the talent. There are some good guys this year, but there are some INCREDIBLE girls. Here are my top 12 in no particular order:

Skylar Laine- She's from Brandon, MS! But that's not the only reason I picked her. She has been called a young Reba throughout the competition by the judges. She has a great country voice, and has a lot of confidence for an 18-year-old.

Shannon Magrane- This girl could win it all! She is only 16, but she can just flat out SING. Wow. During Hollywood Week, she shocked me with "A Wonderful World".

Elise Testone- I love her raspy voice, and she did justice to Adele's "One and Only" last night.

Jessica Sanchez- I remember she was good in her Vegas group performance, but last night she blew me away. She had the best performance of the week in my opinion.

Jen Hirsch- An early favorite of mine, for sure. She sang "Georgia On My Mind" in Hollywood week, and I've loved her ever since. She sang 3rd last night, so I hope America didn't forget about her!

Hollie Cavanaugh- She was great last year, but didn't make it to the top 24. She was incredible last night taking on Christina's "Reflection".

Colton Dixon- Probably my favorite guy in the competition. I just love his pure voice! It is beautiful.

Phillip Phillips- From Leesburg, GA! Woot woot! Phillip is really unique and the judges really love him. I wasn't crazy about his song this week, but I'm sure he'll make it.

Joshua Ledet- I was saying AMEN at the end of his song on Tuesday. Wow! He brought the judges to their feet with his amazing gospel sound.

Adam Brock- They call him "White Chocolate", but Philip and I call him "Memphis" bc we always think about when he sang "Walkin' in Memphis". Great soulful voice!

Reed Grimm- The guy is a little crazy, and the judges have compared his musical genius to Casey from last year. I like him! He has a great voice and TONS of personality, so I love to watch him perform.

Heejun Han- You gotta love Heejun!! He's hysterical, and he has such a beautiful voice.

Others worth mentioning- I love Erika Van Pelt, too! I just had to cut someone, and unfortunately it was her. If they add a 13th like they did last year, I would add Erica!

 I also need to mention that the judges are obsessed with Deandre Brackensick. I cannot stand his voice... His last 2 performances he sang almost entirely in falsetto. I think it's awesome when you hit one little run way up there, but dude!! The whole song?! You just sound like a woman. NOT cool. I'm sure if America doesn't vote him in, the judges will give him the wild card. That frustrates me, bc I know that means that one of my picks isn't going to make it.

We'll see how it goes!

Monday, January 23, 2012

From house to home.

I have literally not blogged in a month. In that time I have gone to Virginia to meet my new nephew Keagan, who is adorable!! I have worked a lot, started working out, started trying to eat healthier, worked on decorating the house, etc. I know some of these sound like New Year's resolutions, but they're really not. I really want to live a healthier lifestyle. Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred was the beginning. I got the video months ago, but realized I couldn't do it in my 3rd floor apt. Now that we're in the house I feel that it's much easier to exercise. I'm just not a gym person... or much of an outdoor runner. Anyway, that's enough of that.

Now the fun part- decorating the house!! I got these awesome prints from B&A Prints on Etsy!

I absolutely love them! They have an amazing shop, and will customize your order for no extra charge! I got them to add a few cities to both Mississippi and Georgia, and they shipped them the day after my order. I got the matted frames from Michael's for $6 each, and Pip hung them in our entryway right under our awesome Knight collage that the Cowart's gave us as a wedding gift.  

I also got a few great items at one of my FAVORITE stores... Kirklands! Beginning with my colorful rug in the dining room...

And my cute little lamp for my desk that was only $9.95... 

... and my $26 Clearance lamp!!! Also the console table it's sitting on. :) It matches our kitchen cabints perfectly (which is what it is facing).

Tune in next time to see my homemade roman shade I made for the front door... bc I haven't hung it yet. haha.