Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with food, family, fun, and love! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I would share what I am most thankful for.
  • I am thankful for a gracious and loving Heavenly Father. I am also thankful to be living in a country where I am free to worship how I choose.
  • I am thankful for my loving friends and family
  • I am thankful my wonderful husband. He is my very best friend. I look forward to every day with him. He makes me laugh, and he makes me feel special and beautiful.
  • I am thankful for my pets. I know this sounds silly, but I have always had a special relationship with animals. Even as a little girl, I would bring in every stray that wandered on to our farm (which earned me the nickname "Dr. Doolittle"). My home would not be complete without a few little furry creatures running around.
  • I am thankful for my job and my wonderful coworkers. I feel so lucky to have a job that I enjoy going to everyday. I feel even luckier that I work with a great group of people!
  • Last, but not least-I am thankful for you! I am thankful for all my blog friends. This year is my first year of blogging. I have met so many amazing people through my blog, and I have learned so much from all of my blogging friends!

Monday Edition: My Favorite Things

Introducing my friend..............Reynolds Handi-Vac. I have always wanted a vacuum sealer, but I have never purchased one because they are so expensive. However, this little gem is under $10.00. It probably isn't has heavy duty as a Seal-A-Meal, but it is perfect for my kitchen. I use it when I am freezing things to protect them from freezer burn. I use it to keep refrigerated items (like cheese) fresher longer. I have even used it on dry goods like rice. I read a few message boards about the Reynolds Handi-Vac and found that many people use the handi-vac on rolls and other bread items, fresh fruits and veggies, and even for traveling and camping (with things that might leak and for space saving) You can check it out the Reynolds Handi-Vac here.

Side Note: The only negative comment I found about the Handi-Vac was a complaint about defective bags. I haven't run into this problem, but those who did received replacements from Reynolds.

A Blog Award!

I received a blog award from one of the sweetest bloggers I know, Tara at The Watermelon Tree. Tara and I have never met, but we have a mutual in real life friend. Tara was my first blog friend, and our friendship has blossomed through blogging. I am so thankful for Tara's friendship. Make sure you visit Tara's blog and her etsy store! She makes the cutest jewelry! Thanks for the award Tara!

Here's how the Uber Amazing Blog award works:

Q How is the award determined?
A. The award is presented to blogs that....

1. Inspire you
2. Make you smile and laugh
3. Or maybe give amazing information
4. Are a great read
5. Have an amazing design
6. Or any other reasons you can think of that make them uber amazing!

If you receive this award:
To keep the blog love flowing, recipients of this award should do the following:
1. Please put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs that you feel are Uber Amazing!
3. Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
4. Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.
I nominate:
  • Monogrammed Teacher: I adore Monogrammed Teacher! She is a fellow Georgia girl, and I feel like we have so much in common when I read her blog! She is a great blog friend, and she has a super cute blog!!
  • Our Old Southern House: Natalie at Our Old Southern House is a long time friend. I met Natalie when we worked at a summer camp together in college. She is so bubbly and full of life! I haven't seen her in years, but reading her blog makes me feel like I see her everyday. Her personality shines through in her blog. Natalie is also incredibly talented and crafty! You should check out all the cute baby things she is making to get ready for the arrival of her bundle of joy!
  • A Belle and Her Beau: A Bell and Her Beau is the cutest! Her blog always makes me smile! I don't know her in real life, but she seems like one of those people who are always fun to be around!
  • The Pink Owl: The Pink Owl is amazing! She is preppy and fun, and she is in law enforcement! How cool is that! I love reading her blog!
  • The Sweet Life: Amanda at The Sweet Life is a dear friend. We were State FFA Officers together, and we have a special friendship bond. I don't get to see her, so I treasure being able to catch up with her on her blog. She has a precious little boy and is expecting another little boy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Clean Office Friday

On Fridays I try to clean my office, so I start each week with a clean and organized area. My office can get pretty messy, but I think I would cry if it looked like this......

This is not my office, but it is an office that I encountered when I was visiting a local school to present a program. I couldn't resist. I had to take a picture of it with my cell phone. I thought you might enjoy seeing a picture of the messiest office I have ever seen. It makes me feel so much better about my own office. On this Clean Office Friday, I am thankful that this is not the office I have to clean and organize (even though I would be willing to help the poor soul that inhabits this office). Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Give-Away Alert

Just thought I would let you know that Leaving and Loving on A Jet Plane is having a really neat give-away. She is giving away a set of beautiful champagne glasses. The best part, besides the fact they are oh so pretty, is that they are pink! Make sure to visit her ultra cute blog and enter!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Weekend Photo Session

My coworker and friend, Heather, is also a professional photographer. She is very talented. This weekend she came over to the house to shoot a few photos of me and Michael. We were going to include the dogs, but after a generous rain they were a bit muddy. However, our oldest dog, Porter, was included in the photo shoot. He was not as muddy as the other two.

Heather is great! She made the photo shoot so much fun! If you are interested in having your photos taken, visit Heather's web-site and check out her work. You can also go to her blog to read about our photo shoot and see more pictures. Here are a few of my favorite photos!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More Give Aways

Monogram Chick is hosting a giveaway in honor of her 100th post. She is giving away a monogrammed scarf and travel mug. Make sure to visit Monogram Chick and enter!

Also, Lipstick Diaries is giving away her favorite lip gloss and a $20 Sephora gift card. You can enter here.

Don't forget to tell them that The Pink Chick sent you!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Edition: My Favorite Things

This Monday I want to share with you my favorite eye make-up remover. Eye make-up remover is a must in my make-up bag. I usually enjoy Mary Kay's oil free eye make-up remover, but it is a little harder to replace (when you run out) since you can't make a quick trip to the store and pick it up. Of course, I am not organized enough to realize I running out and contact my Mary Kay Consultant. So when I don't have my Mary Kay Oil Free Eye Make-Up Remover, I rely on Maybelline Expert Eyes 100% Oil Free Eye Make-Up Remover.

Maybelline's eye make-up remover works great without leaving a nasty,oily residue. It is also very gentle on the fragile skin around your eyes. You can find it for under $5.00, so it is very affordable. I found it on Saturday at my local Kroger on sale for under $3.00. The formula with the blue cap is for removing washable mascara. If you wear water proof mascara, you will want to purchase the formula with the pink cap.

Now if I could only find the perfect mascara. Any suggestions?

P.S.-I just joined Twitter, so if you are on Twitter please add me. I currently have only one friend on Twitter, and I would really love more friends. You can add me here.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pink Turtle Recovery

I was humbled by the out pouring of love that I received over pink turtle. I wanted to let you know that pink turtle came through the surgery nicely, and he is enjoying a very relaxing recovery. :) I, on the other hand, had a little super glue mishap during surgery, and I will be soaking my finger in nail polish remover when I get home.

On another note, Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a very wonderful weekend! I don't have too many plans this weekend, but I know the hubs and I will be going on a date tonight. We are also having some photos taken on Sunday. I am still trying to decide what to wear for the photo session. I think I am going to go for a casual, extra pounds camouflaging look!

I also want to send a big thank you to Confessions of a Control Freak. She recently hosted a really cool give away, and I won!! Yipppppeeeeeeeee! This was my first giveaway win! I am so excited!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just Call Me Dr. Pink Chick

I gave Heather a goody bag for Halloween. In her goody bag was a plastic pink turtle pencil topper. Since Halloween, the pink turtle with wiggly eyes has graced the top of her pen. Today, I get a call from Heather in which she sadly informs me that the pink turtle lost a wiggly eye. I told her to bring the turtle to my office and I would see what I could do.

When the pink turtle arrived in my office, he did look rather sad with a large hole in his head where a little wiggly eye ball should have been. I tried to glue his eye ball back, but my glue had dried up. Instead, I used tape to give the turtle a little eye patch until his eye can be glued in place.

Below is the e-mail I received from Heather shortly after applying the eye patch: (Last name has been replaced with Pink Chick)

Dear Dr. Pink Chick,

Thanks for treating my traumatic head injury.

Pink Turtle

Below is the e-mail I sent her back: ( I am planning to glue his eye in place tomorrow)

Dear Pink Turtle,

This is just to remind you that you are scheduled for surgery tomorrow afternoon, and you should arrive at the hospital between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm to begin the check-in process. You should not eat or drink anything after midnight tonight. Please feel free to contact my office if you have any further questions.

Thank you,
Dr. Pink Chick, PTMD (Plastic Turtle Medical Degree)

Can you tell it's a slow day at the office?

Heather kindly sent me pictures of the pink turtle (with eye patch) to share with you. When I received her photos, the files were named "Turtle with a half eye-Turtle power". She is too funny with her Ninja turtle references! I will be sure to keep you up-dated on the turtle's condition. :) Okay, so it's a really, really slow day at the office!

I Entered And So Should You!

There have been so many great giveaways lately, and I have been meaning to post every one of them. However, work has kept me really busy, and I haven't had time. Well, today is my lucky day! Work is a little slow, so I have time to tell you about the giveaway hosted by Monogrammed Teacher. She is hosting a surprise giveaway. She is keeping what she is giving away a secret, but I know it will be something neat! Make sure to visit her blog and enter to win! Don't forget to tell her that The Pink Chick sent you!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Edition: My Favorite Things

I am one of those people. I can not, absolutely can not, wear something if it is wrinkled. I'm not so bad that I iron everything-like my underwear and pajamas, but I do iron all major pieces of clothing (including jeans). So the iron is a very important tool in my house. I used to think that an iron was just an iron until I met................Rowenta. My Dad (who also has an ironing addiction) gave me a Rowenta iron one year for Christmas. It is indeed the best iron I have ever used. Rowenta irons are pricey. They range in prices from $40-$100. However, I have had my Rowenta iron for at least 5 years, and it irons just as good now as it did the first day I had it. If you are getting married, it is a great thing to add to your registry or if ironing is important to you add it to your Christmas list. Rowenta irons can easily be found on-line and in several stores. Lowes carries several varieties of Rowenta irons.

I realize that an iron isn't as exciting as some of my other favorite things, so I decided to share another favorite thing with you. Heather (co-worker, friend, and side kick) found a web-site that organizes your bookmarks on-line. The best part is that it is free!!! Visit "Delicious" to set up your account. You can access your bookmarks on any computer. I find this incredibly handy when I find a web-site that I love at work, but I want to be able to access this same web-site at home. Instead of e-mailing the web-site to myself or writing down the address, I simply save it to my Delicious account. It's easy, it's great, and it's free!

Have a wonderful Monday! I will be back soon to tell you about my fun-filled weekend!

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Men In My Life

Did the title of my post catch your attention? The title to my post makes it sound like I am having a steamy love affair or I have a following of men who think I am a goddess. Well, neither one is true. I am definitely not one to have an affair (My husband is my one and only true love), and I don't think I will ever have to worry about having a following of men unless I turn into Snow White. The only men in my life are my wonderful and loving husband, my precious Dad, my father-in-law and my brother-in-laws.

Unfortunately, these men are impossible to buy gifts for. I especially have a hard time buying gifts for my husband. I always want to get him something special and wonderful-or at least something useful. Last year, I found a company called Southern Proper that makes the cutest ties. I bought my husband two Southern Proper ties as a Christmas gift. He is an attorney, so new ties are always useful since he wears a suit every day. He loved his ties. One tie is orange with cotton bolls and the other tie is pink with chocolate labs. The Southern Proper ties remind me a lot of Vineyard Vines, but these ties have more of a southern flair.

Check out Southern Proper ties and the other products from Southern Proper. They make really cute headbands, so maybe you will even find a gift for yourself!!! I just thought I would share this little find with you in case you have a hard to buy for man in your life!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My First Blogger Award

I am so excited! Monogrammed Teacher has given me my very first blogger award! I am so honored! A big thanks and a big hug go to Monogrammed Teacher!

Three Things I Love About Myself:

1. I am fun loving (in other words-I am just a big kid).

2. I enjoy working with animals and the elderly.

3. I am optimistic.

I tag.....The Glamorous Life of A Housewife....She always makes me

giggle with her cute stories.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hairy Tree and Hairy Tree Junior

Our company was asked to decorate a Christmas tree last year to be auctioned off for charity. Heather and I decided to create a University of Georgia themed tree. We were so please at how cute it turned out. We named it Hairy Tree. (Background: The costume UGA mascot is named Hairy Dawg). Below is a picture of Hairy Tree. It was auctioned off for $400-the highest amount of all the trees.

Since we had so much fun decorating the tree last year, we decided to decorate another tree this year. This time our tree is being donated to a silent auction that benefits a scholarship program. We couldn't come up with a clever name for the tree this year, so we just call it Hairy Tree Junior. Hairy Tree Junior didn't photograph very well, but you can still get an idea of what it looks like from the photo.

Decorating this little tree has really put me in the Christmas spirit. I can't wait to decorate my house for Christmas, but I will have to wait until after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Little Lambs to Warm your Feet

I am in love with these slippers! They are just so cute that I had to share them with my blogging friends! I think they are even cuter than the sock monkey slippers that Target had last year. These slippers can be found at Bath and Body Works (store and on-line). They are at the top of my Christmas list! Oh, did I mention how soft they are? They are super soft and cuddly! They are perfect for my chronically chilly feet!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday Edition: My Favorite Things

I love high heels. I love the way they make me feel tall, the way they make me stand a little straighter, the way they make my legs look, BUT I hate the way they make my feet hurt!
Foot Petals are a great little product that help ease the pain of your favorite heels. A friend told me about these recently, and I had to give them a try! They are wonderful! They are a little pricey, but I think they are definitely worth the extra dollars. Stay tuned though-another friend of mine told me about another product that is supposed to make high heels more comfortable. This product is a little cheaper, but I haven't had a chance to try it. I will let you know when I do.

Weekend Up-Date

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and a very fun Halloween. I was disappointed that we didn’t have any trick-or-treaters again this years. We live in a neighborhood full of older couples and college kids. I guess if the college kids ever start trick-or-treating I can give out airplane bottle of vodka! :)

Since there were no trick-or-treaters in sight, we decided to go to the corn maze at Washington Farms in Watkinsville, GA. We had so much fun getting lost in the corn maze. Thank goodness my husband has a sense of direction or I might still be trying to find my way out of the corn maze. I have no sense of direction, and I kept going in circles!
I didn’t end up hosting a GA/FL party this weekend, but I did attend one. Let’s not even talk about the loss that GA suffered this weekend. So sad!