Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas with the Kardashians

No, I will not be spending Christmas with the Kardashians this year. I declined my invitation to hang out with my own uber-cool family.

I saw this article on yahoo this morning. Once I stopped laughing and examining the photo, I read the article. I have to say that a 13 year old girl in that dress is a little disturbing. And I'm sure Kris picked this for her... (No really, I bet she did. Have you watched the show?) I could not even begin to imagine Conner Beth (my 12 year old niece) anywhere close to being in something like that next year!!!!!

While we were in NYC we went in the SOHO location of DASH and let me just say, "What a disappointment"! The decor was terrible and I immediately thought to myself, "Oh! I get it! They are going to use this for one of their episodes.... They will come in and give the shop a complete makeover!" Well, I hope they do.

They should take some tips from these girls:

I did sneak my cell out to try and get some pics to share with my sister....

What do you think? Apparently a New York Times fashion critic agrees with me! (Did you read the article?)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Long time no blog....

It's been a while.... Glad to be back! Instead of writing a novel about what we've been doing, I'll let the i-phone pics speak for me.

A little bit of Thanksgiving

A little bit of driving. Mainly to Mobile and Biloxi for work.

A little bit of NYC

I got to fly home with this guy: (If you're a SEC football fan, then you know who he is and if your a STATE fan then you know why he was in NYC) ;)
Congratulations, Derek Sherrod, on winning the NFF Scholar-Athlete Award! (I'm sure he'll read this and remember me)

A little bit of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear for the TNT Christmas Party.

A wedding took place right outside of our room at 10:30 Saturday morning...

Now for a little bit of Christmas decorating, gift giving, cooking and getting ready for some R&R during Christmas....
So there's been lots of travel, but there's no place like home. I'll leave you with these guys: (One of them I met at the airport. And no, I didn't bring him home.)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3: 5-6

There are times in my life that I cling to this scripture. Today I googled it to see what would come up and the following is something I found:

How to Apply Proverbs 3:5,6 (Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart...)
By George Sayour, eHow Member
I want to do this! What's This? ..

Proverbs 3:5,6 gives a blueprint for how to be lead by God. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV). The following steps analyzes each part of these two verses to show us how we can follow the path God has for us.

Things You'll Need:
An Open Heart
Trust in God
A Bible

1. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart."(Proverbs 3:5)
This is the key to our relationship with God- to trust in Him with all of our hearts. We know from the New Testament that this can only be accomplished through faith in His Son.

2."Lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5)
Once we know we are trusting God, we must be conscious not to trust on or in anything else including our own understanding and wisdom. When we do trust in these other things we tend to misinterpret the messages that God is giving us. This makes it easy for us to be deceived into thinking that God is leading us in a direction where we want to go when he is in fact not.

3. "In all your ways acknowledge him" (Proverbs 3:6)
Always give credit to God and not take any yourself. Remember, everything good comes from above. As things go right in your life, give credit to the one who deserves it. Even the air that we breathe is His. As He opens doors and blesses us, we must be sure to give Him the glory.

4. "He will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:6)
Once we have been trusting God, not relying on ourselves, and continually acknowledging Him we will see clearly the way in which He wants us to go. He will direct our paths and help us to go in the right direction.

5. Know that God has Plans for You
This is a continual process because God has great plans for us. Read the how-to entitled "How to Understand Jeremiah.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thanks for the Cupcakes

Amy included these wonderful cup cake molds and this very tasty cupcake mix in my birthday package! I love to bake and highly recommend everyone try WS Pumpkin Spice Mix! Thanks Amy!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

My friend found these simple floating frames at Wally World for $8 or $9 dollars. She needed one more and sent me on a mission. I decided I needed some as well... so we now own several. I haven't totally decided what I am going to do with them, although I've been given several awesome suggestions and I have a lot of ideas.
I did find this great website:, which lead me to use 1 of my frames.

So, this simple $9.00 project seems fitting for "Thrifty Thursday".

For another "thrifty" treat check out

for the FREE Fall giveaway:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Good Luck CB

Our niece, Conner Beth was invited to play in the Viking Classic tomorrow! We are so proud of her!
Have fun and Good Luck CB!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy "Belated" Birthday Grandad

Happy Birthday to Grandad!
We love you and enjoyed our visit with you Thursday night very much!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Krutz Twins!

We are so excited to share some wonderful family news! Cindy and Bryan are pregnant with TWINS! We couldn't be more thrilled for the Krutz and for these amazing little blessings that will be joining our family.
This sweet little man will become a big brother in April 2011!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Update: Spencer Perkins

Spencer Adams Perkins, age 17, passed away Sept. 17, 2010 at University MedicalCenter in Jackson, MS. Spencer was born January 17, 1993 along with his twin brotherSawyer Alexander Perkins to Timothy and Paula Perkins. He was a junior at HeritageAcademy and member of First Baptist Church. Spencer had a zest and love for lifethat was evident by his joyful and caring spirit. He is predeceased by his paternalgrandparents Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sparks Perkins and maternal grandfather Mr. CharlesThomas Perkins. He is survived by his brothers, Joseph Sparks Perkins II of AtlantaGA, Sawyer Alexander Perkins of Columbus, MS and sister Sophie Davis Perkins ofColumbus, MS; maternal grandmother Kitty F. Davis of Tuscaloosa, AL;aunts and uncles Lucia and Duval McDaniel of Katy TX, Kay and Richard Ottinger of St. Louis,MO, Patricia and Robbie Litton of Shreveport, LA and Leigh Williams of Tuscaloosa,AL, along with numerous and cherished great aunts, uncles and cousins. The family isextremely grateful and honored for the abundant outpouring of love that they havebeen shown during this most difficult time. They have felt compassion from family,friends, and from many who did not know Spencer but were touched by him. They
have truly been blessed.
The family request that memorials in honor of Spencer be
directed to the “Because He Lives” building fund at First Baptist Church or HeritageAcademy in Columbus, MS.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Please pray for Spencer Perkins & his family

The information below was provided by The Commercial Dispatch:

Heritage Academy student in critical condition after hunting accident

A 17-year-old Heritage Academy soccer player was in critical but stable condition today after accidentally shooting himself with a shotgun Sunday while dove hunting in Noxubee County.

Spencer Perkins was on family owned land off Highway 388 near Brooksville when the gun went off accidentally at about 5:30 p.m., said Heritage Academy Athletic Director Bruce Allsup.

Perkins was hunting with his brother while his father, Tim Perkins, owner of Monroe Tufline in Columbus, hunted nearby, Allsup said.

The junior was airlifted from the scene to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson in critical condition.

He was still listed as in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit early Monday.

"The main thing is he is still alive," Allsup said. "We've just got to pray for him and pray that the doctors do a good job."

He replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

This weekend I stopped by a local thrift store and found these filthy dirty $10 lamps! They were brown when I bought them, but under all that dirt was beautiful marble.
I should have taken a good before pic, but by the time I thought about it, I had already started cleaning them.
I found the missing finial and just need to get shades for them!

"Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31:30

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to Amy

Happy Birthday Amy!
We love you and hope you've had the best birthday yet!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Country Living

Recently I had a chance to visit one of my most favorite couples at their lovely home in the country, which happens to also be one of my most favorite places! It can't really be explained, it just has to be experienced! And what an experience this trip was... Like a mini-vacation! Here are a few of the highlights:

1- Homemade pimento & cheese sandwich, cantaloupe, and lemonade:

2- Relaxing in the sunroom with these two:

3- Getting outside:


The end!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Butterfly Dreams

I may be behind on this... but I just found out about the NYPL Digital Gallery!!!
For months I have been on the hunt for plates to hang above our bed. So far, I've found 2 that I really love.
So tonight when I found these, I immediately thought about our bedroom. Our bedding in solid gray linen with a white monogram. Our walls, ceiling, and trim are also gray. Our bed is walnut and we also have some chairs and other accents in an oatmeal linen.
So now that you know all that... what do you think about these?
I think they are practically a steal at only $25 each for 10". They also come in 14", 20", 30" and 40". I was thinking 2 of them in floating frames... What do you think?

Speaking of Spaniels....

Today I had a presentation in Coffeeville, MS and a meeting in Winona. On my way home, I stopped into an antique mall to look around. This is one of my very favorite things to do and I had not stopped in this particular one in a while.
I'm not sure what I am going to do with it yet, but I had to have it! I'm really not even sure what it is. I guess my love for spaniels just made me get it.
Sometimes it's not about the "worth" of the item, just what's it means to you. :)
I'll post some ideas for what I might do with it later... Stay tuned!

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Hairdo

Today the boys went for a visit to the Shaggy Hound! Bentley is so tired he can't keep his eyes open and Banks is so proud of his new do... He's been prancing around the house all night! Banksie Boy got a very masculine cowboy style bandanna and Bentley got a lime green bow with navy polka-dots!!! We have taken the bow off... Daddy and Bentley didn't care for it much!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thanks for the yummy canned goods!

A big THANKS to my in-laws for the great veggies, sauces, and fruits they gave us! Hopefully one day I can learn canning. I have many memories of my mammaw canning and her pantry always being full of these type goodies!