Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Let’s talk Fifty Shades of Grey….

First let’s be honest with ourselves, you all clicked to read this post because your curiosity got the best of you…Ha-ha! No, I have not read the hot and steamy piece of literature that is all the rage this summer, but I have heard all about the book. 

 Now let’s talk about our version of Fifty Shades of Grey. This past week at work we were not really sure what to do with our time. I know what you all are thinking… do some work…Well our daycare did not show up that day so we had some time to kill. So this is what we decided to do…..

 Our version of Fifty Shades of Grey….

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dear Damon

Today marks our ONE year anniversary!! I thought what a better way to shout it to the WORLD (or at least my little blog world) how much I love my husband than write a letter to Damon as today’s post. 

Dear Damon,
                As I sit down to write this letter I think back over the past year of all the memories that we have made and shared right by each other’s side. I look at you and wonder how you are mine. Thank you for choosing me! I cannot give enough thanks to God for bringing us together. Without God’s hand at work, I wouldn’t have had the chance to experience what an amazing husband you are.  

                I could never express how grateful I am for all the wonderful things that you do for me. You know how to make me laugh when I am in one of those moods, you know how to make the bed perfectly, take care of me when I am nasty sick, the silly stories you tell me that are not true, you tell me I am beautiful when I feel horrible, all the small surprises you bring home and the all the driving you do at night because I cannot see. But most of all, when you hold my hand in the car, finding each other’s feet at the end of the bed and even making our kissing noises when we are in front of people and cannot make out. 

                I want to tell you how proud of you I am for going after your dreams. One day when our schedules are the same we will not know what hit us.  Thank you for making all the sacrifices that you make for our life together.  I pray each day asking God to give you the strength to keep moving along to achieve your goals. 

                Over the past year you have given me so much joy and laughter. I cannot wait to see what the years to come have in store for us. I cannot wait to grow deeper in love with you through the years. I cannot wait to see what we are like in 10, 20 or even 50 years from now. 

                In the next year of marriage my promise is to love you more because you are the special person God created for me.  I promise to love you more simply because you are worthy to be loved. I promise to love you because I choose to and I promise to love you more for no other reason other than that you are my husband.

I love you more…

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Social

It is Sunday and you know what that means, Sunday Social with Neely and Ashley. If you have not already linked up with Sunday Social you are missing out…

It feels great to be back into the blogging world. I have been down with a bad stomach virus for the last couple of days.

1. What is your dream job?

My dream job would be to become a successful event planner.

2. If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?

I would travel a lot! When I was not traveling I would spend the rest of my time volunteering with different nonprofits organizations.

3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was growing up all I wanted to be was a teacher. I followed that dream and now I am just looking for a job.

4. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?

The one piece of advice I would give to anyone going in the education field would be do not major in Early Childhood alone. Get a minor in anything else like Special Ed or History.  I only give this advice to set you apart from other people competing for the same position.

5. Biggest Pet Peeves either in life or in blogging or at work

The only pet peeve that I can think of at the moment is when I am washing dishes and someone throws a drink in the sink or tries to wash their hands.

6. Biggest Fears

Not really sure what my biggest fears are, but I am a big hypochondriac. I always think there is something wrong with me. Right now I will rarely eat pork because I am freaked out about getting a worm in my brain. I know I am a little crazy! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Things I LOVE Thursday….

Today is Thursday and that means things I LOVE Thursday! I have been racking my brain to find things that I have just fallen in LOVE this week. I finally decided that this week’s Things I LOVE Thursday would consist of things that you can get absolutely FREE!

Sleeping in a bed with fresh sheets

After you spend ten minutes wrestling with the elastic form fitting bottom sheet, tucking the top sheet tightly into the mattress, trying to find pillow cases that match and then squeezing and shaking your pillows in the cases…… You can finally dive right into the fresh laundry smelling sheets. Something about crawling into a bed with fresh sheets makes you feel awesome! 


How amazing that God gave us humans the chance to live on his wonderful creation!

Getting caught in the rain and you just don’t care

When the sky splits and the clouds crack everyone scurries for cover; But every once in a while, don’t run for cover. That is what makes it great! When rain starts pouring and you just stop caring altogether. That moment when soaked shoes, rain hair and being chilled to the bone mean nothing. As you stand in the rain twirling in your beautifully wet moment of Awesome

Take some time to stop and enjoy the small and simple things in life!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bachelorette Finale

Wow what a night! Tonight was the season finale of the Bachelorette with Emily Maynard.

Tonight was the night that Jef and Arie met Emily’s parents and had their final date together. After Emily’s family met both guys they were very confused on which guy that Emily should choose as well as Emily. 

Emily went on her final date with Jef, which was very sweet. Before the end of the causal part of the date Emily decided to let Jef meet little Ricki. When Emily introduced Jef to Ricki it went so well. They seemed to really hit it off together. The more formal part of the date went just as well as the first part of the date. While watching the formal date Emily was playing with her hair and was acting very flirty with Jef, which was a good sign. 

Little did we know that Emily would not go on her last date with Arie. Emily sent Arie home without even going on a complete date with him. Earlier in the show Emily spoke with Chris (the host) and decided that it would not be fair for her to go on a date with Arie and not be totally present on the date. So Emily met with Arie and sent him home. 

Then came the proposal ….Jef came out still not knowing that Arie had been sent home. Emily and Jef spoke to each other so kind and loving to each other. The whole proposal was so romantic. Of course Emily said YES

How about at the end when Emily and Jef was getting ready to leave and Ricki came running out…HOW CUTE! I am really happy for both Emily and Jef and hope that everything works out just the way they want. May all their dreams come true together! 

And that my friends, is a recap of the Bachelorette Finale!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Not here today, but over there…

Hello Friday!! It has been a very long day. I started the day off by heading to work at 5:30 this morning. HUG swim meet at the pool I work at during the summer. 

Well enough about my day, I am here to tell you guys that today’s post will not be here at Pink Lemonade, but over at Alli’s blog Allena Mistral . Go ahead and check it out, you know you want to. 

While you are checking out Alli’s blog, why don’t you check out Breanna’s blog Counting Blessings. Pink Lemonade’s button made it into her post. 

 Y'all have a great weekend!! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight

Hey everyone!! Today, I’ll be introducing my wonderful sponsors who have made a cozy spot on my sidebar. They are all amazing and you definitely need to hop over to their blogs and get to know them better!

Alli from Allena Mistral

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Tell me about your blog: 
My name is Alli and I blog over at Allena Mistral. My blog is a little bit of everything. I LOVE making things so you'll see a lot of DIYs, but you'll also see a lot of style and a lot of motivation. 

Something interesting about yourself:
I worked as a karaoke host for about 6 months.

Favorite time of the day: 
The evening: I get to hang out with my boyfriend and I get to craft and do other things with my time.

Breanna from Counting Blessing

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Tell me about your blog: 
Hi everyone! I'm Breanna, the blogger behind Counting Blessings! I'm a twenty-something not-so-newlywed from Pennsylvania and I'm a 2nd Grade Teacher. After struggling with infertility for nearly two years, my husband and I are expecting our first baby (a little boy!) in December! We are over-the-moon excited, and can't wait to meet our little one! I blog about life, love, and everything in between! I hope you'll stop by and say hello! :)

Something interesting about yourself: 
I used to play the accordion :)
Favorite time of the day: 
I love evening...I love to light a few candles and cozy in for the night :)

Brook from Cutesy Bootsie

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Tell me about your blog: 
I am a former Minnesotan living in sunny South Florida.  I haven't set foot on snow in nearly a decade and am sure I'd never remember how to drive in the icy tundra again.  Cutesy Bootsie is where I blog about whatever is going on in my life - the joys and the challenges.  I love to share my latest loves from reality TV to fashion and makeup to whatever my cute little dog might be up to. 

Something interesting about yourself: 
Hmmmmm.  I've been in six weddings.  The only girl I still talk to anymore is the one who had my as her maid of honor.  I also still have all the dresses - even the ugly ones.

Favorite time of the day:
My favorite time of day is early morning.  I hate to sleep past 7 o'clock but would rather get up and start my day even if that means sitting in my jammies and drinking coffee for hours.

Jade from An Organized Mess 

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Tell me about your blog: 
An Organized Mess is just that. My blog is an organized version of my messy life. My posts are kind of like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you'll find!

Something interesting about yourself: 
I had an imaginary friend named Jimner as a child & YES she was a female. That's pretty interesting, right?

Favorite time of the day:
My favorite time of the day is definitely the evening. I enjoy it most because it's my time to unwind & let go of any worries from the day. 

Lindsay from Every Day Life

Tell me about your blog: 
"Hey y'all I'm Lindsay from Every Day Life! I'm a college student studying Mass Communications with a heart for the Lord. I'm into everything I can possibly be in and I stay active and busy all the time. I had a beautiful family and fabulous friends. God has placed so many blessings in my life and I thank Him daily for all this He is doing for me and will continue to do. I love life and remember that each day that I have I can never get back so I better take all the chances and opportunities that I have. Every Day Life is a place for me to share my thoughts, ideas, and sometimes craziness! I post about DIY craft projects, makeup, fashion, clothes, hair, and everything that could possibly be in between. I like to keep it fresh and new and down to earth. I love sharing my ideas with others and hearing about theirs as well. Every Day Life would love to have you come over and take a peek, even become a follower if you're up to it :) I promise you won't be disappointed!"

Something interesting about yourself: 
Something interesting is that I love to do crafts

Favorite time of the day:
My favorite time of day is the morning because it's a fresh start!

Sando fromThe Daily Deelight

Tell me about your blog: 
Hey there! I'm Sando from The Daily Deelight. My blog is a mix of food, fun, fashion, with a dash of sarcasm sprinkled on top. I'm a teacher by day and a Bethenny Frankel wannabe by night. Interesting combo, aye? I started my blog as a way of keeping track of the recipes I throw together in my kitchen...because sometimes they're kinda fabulous [toot-toot, that was my own horn]. I like to keep it real, keep myself amused, and drop it like it's hott. Sound like something you could digg? I would be deelighted if you stopped by to say hello! 
Favorite time of the day:
My favorite time of day is dusk. It's known as the 'magic hour' in the biz. The best lighting & the air feels like butter. :)

Tiffany from Mamma Bear Diaries

Tell me about your blog:
My name is Tiffany and I blog over at the Momma Bear diaries. I am a twenty something stay at home mom transplanted from Georgia to a blistering cold northern state. I'm in the middle of three bears. Sometimes, I cook, I always clean, and better yet I have the web design gene. 

Favorite time of the day:
My favorite time of the day is the evening. That's when my daughter calms down and I get some cuddle time with her and the hubs! My blog is my place to tell you about it all! Feel free to stop by and send me an email to say hello!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know these wonderful ladies. Head over to their blogs and say Hello!