Friday, August 26, 2011

moving along

Hello folks!  Well, it's been a little over 3 weeks since my foot surgery.  I now have 3 to 5 more weeks off my foot to go...sigh.  Something about being stuck on the couch and on crutches REALLY makes me want to move.  These photos below are a representation of exactly what I want to be doing right now.  Aren't they beautiful?  It is (or was) a photo contest called a Ballerina Project.  AMAZING.

Um, my legs used to look like that.  But my feet were better.  :)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that Irene doesn't do much harm.  I get my stitches out next week on the 31st and then I think I get a boot instead of a cast.  I also think my roomie is setting up the downstairs bedroom for me so that I can come back to Charleston.  Woohoo!  Here's to the weekend speeding through for me!  :)

Also....still working on tweaking the blog layout.  So don't judge!  ;)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

my blog love should be your blog love

I can't believe I am going to share her with you all.  If I didn't, then I could start using all her skin care tips n' tricks and you would all wonder how I quickly became so much more beautiful over night.  I could benefit from her healthy and delicious recipes that would make me fit and super hot.  I would also be known in Charleston for my mad cooking skills.  I could make all the DIY jewelry she shares on her blog and be the queen of accessories.  And you all?  You would all be left in the cold.  But nope, I'm a nice person so I will share her with you.  Sigh.  It's not easy being nice.

Now on to introducing my new favorite blog and the inspiration behind it...
Lindsay from Delighted Momma.

Lindsay and hubs

Some of her yummy recipes

She shares a ton of DIY projects, here are just a couple

And facial tips galore!

Health fact, I have already started drinking this at night.  Yuck!

Delighted Momma already has a ton of followers, so chances are you have already visited her blog.  If, don't walk...on over and check it out.  It's one of those blogs that when you find it, you want to go all the way back to the beginning to make sure you don't miss anything!  It's the perfect mix of just about everything and I highly recommend it.

Well, my days are going slow.  I watch tv and stalk your blogs.  But I am enjoying my bright red cast! Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

cool colors

I'm on my mom's laptop so I finally get to post pictures!!  It's a Mac laptop, which I know nothing about, but I am quickly falling in love with it. Maybe she won't notice if I take it back to Charleston with me??  That is if I ever get to go home!  Actually, I am incredibly thankful to be here and appreciate all help I am getting from my family.  They are being quite good to me.  :)
Anyway, if you need color inspiration for outfits, your home or even your blog...check out all the "cool colors" at Photo Card Boutique.  I have been staring at these colors for days and just didn't know how to share them with you from my iPad.

Is it obvious what kinda of colors I fancy?
Happy Sunday to all!

Friday, August 12, 2011

under construction - my blog and myself

So, I'm laid out in the backseat of the car on the way to Charleston to see my doctor about my foot. Mom's listening to Ronny Milsap and eating some kind of hot cheese something chips that smell horrendous. I'm playing with my blog layout on my iPad and it's obviously not going so well. And surprisingly none of this is annoying me, for some reason it makes me giggle. Maybe I'm starting to go a little crazy?? Fun stuff.

Well, I give up on the blog for now. Just going to stalk you all instead.
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

problem solved and plea for guest posts

DSLR camera bags are so big and bulky that I seriously think twice about taking it out with me. Discovered this nifty little thing in my Etsy Finds email. This way you can throw it in your bag and not worry about it.
Do you use the big bulky camera bags or have you discovered something better?

Sorry about the fugly link thrown in there. Stupid iPad.

So, would any of you be interested in doing a guest post for me? This not-so-pretty look that iPad is leaving me with these days is making me crazy!
Email me and let me know! It can be about anything, I'm not picky!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

animal shelter love

We have some amazing volunteers that come in and take pictures for us at the shelter.  
Aren't they so damn cute?!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

how to - wrap bracelet

Saw a bracelet similar to this one on Pinterest and had to make it.  It's super easy to make.  Here goes...
  • Buy the leather cord, medium sized ring and findings listed later at a Michaels or other craft store.
  • Cut the leather cord about 45" for each side and wrap about the ring like shown below.

  •  Wrap each side around your wrist twice.

  •  These are the other findings you will need from the craft store.  Have an employee help you, they are usually super helpful if you just ask.  Don't cut the cord right in the middle of the wrist, cut it a little shorter to allow for the clasp.  Otherwise, it will be too big.  :)

  •  You can then place the end of the cord into the piece listed below and use pliers to close it up tight.  I have all kinds of jewelry tools but I am sure you can find something around the house that will do the trick.

  •  That's it folks!

  •  I only wrapped the second one I made around once and I think I like it better.

  •  This one was my favorite.  LOVE the color and it will be perfect for the fall!

Does that seem easy enough?  If not, I will be happy to make one for you and list it in my Etsy shop. Just message me and let me know what color and I will let you know the cost.  Hope you liked!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

guest post: a friendship in review

Hello! I'm Morgan from Oh Captain, My Captain and I'm filling in for my dear friend Collins while she's recovering from surgery. Poor thing is going to be bed bound for a few days and then crutch dependent for weeks. I don't envy the girl but I'm glad she had it so we can get back to doing fun things together!
Collins and I have been friends for years.... 6 to be exact and I thought it might be fun to look back through the years in pictures.
{Collins' mortified at my antics at my 27th birthday in 2007}

{out for our friend Christy's 30th!}

{Shots at the bowling alley in 2008. Doesn't get much classier than that! And yes, I'm a red head here... let's not discuss that}

{Rented a limo, hit our favorite spots in Charleston, and had a damn good time doing it}

{My birthday in 2009 at one of our favorite beach bars}

{my engagement party!}

Hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane!
Collins, get better soon woman!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

under the knife today

This will be me after my foot surgery at 2:15pm this afternoon...
Except that I won't be quite that cute, I refuse to get a pink cast and I will be pretty doped up so who knows what kind of language will be spilling out of this mouth.  I'm sure I won't be so lucky as to pass out like this sweet kitten.  I will instead talk all kinds of craziness and embarrass myself.
The surgeon has nerve damage to repair and he is also hoping to fix my tendon.  Here's to hoping it's successful!

So where will this week of recovery take me?  And what will I be doing?

- I will be staying out of town with my aforementioned 95 year old grandmother.  So I will be watching Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, Judge shows and who knows what else.  Maybe I can talk her into a little Shark Week to switch things up?
- I will be listening to said grandmother's stories about our family and my dad while laying on the oldest but most comfortable sofa EVER.
- I will hopefully be eating yummy sandwiches made out of the tomatoes in her garden.
- I will be making friendship bracelets.  Because I will be bored.
- I will have my ipad so I will be stalking you all.  Because like I said before, I will be bored.
- I will be re-reading Message from Nam, an old Danielle Steel book that was my favorite back in high school.  Not sure why I've decided to pick it back up and read it but I hope it doesn't disappoint!
- I will be driving my brother and all of my childhood friends nuts by begging them to come entertain me.
- I will be missing Mr Chance, as I will have to leave him behind in Charleston for the week.  The Moo will be traveling with me.

Sound good to you all?  I have scheduled a couple posts and have a guest post coming so that you won't forget about me!  Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, August 1, 2011

how to - raw sugar scrub

I mixed...
1 cup raw oatmeal
2 cups olive oil
2 cups raw organic sugar
Stir it up and throw it in a jar!

Beware, it MAKES A MESS of your shower.  But it's worth it!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend!