Thursday, May 21, 2009


I'm trying out WordPress for a little while. You can find me here.

If I don't like it, I'll come back. Let me know if you're not a fan.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Painting My Passions...

So, a couple of years ago, a hugely talented artist caught my attention. While I LOVE to paint, I'm not a big follower of art. I like it for the most part, but I've never really downright loved any particular artist's work before... until Steve.

Steve Penley's paintings are the expression of my passions, in every which way. From the oil paints, to the bursts of color, to the realistic subjects painted in a colorful, almost animated way... he paints exactly like I would if I were a more skilled artist. On top of that, he paints everything I love: flowers, history, Chick-fil-A, Coke, the Georgia Bulldogs... it's unbelievable.

Doesn't all of this just make you happy?

Now if I could just get him to paint Disney characters, my life would be complete. ;)

Monday, May 4, 2009


Ok, so soooo many things to be thankful for, but the one that I am THE MOST thankful for right now is the fact that Joel and I finished up with the chiropractor last week!!!!!

What does this mean? Well, if you haven't followed my blog before now, it means that we don't have to be spending three of our precious weeknights in a doctors office, getting our bones adjusted and having our backs squeezed, kneeded and basically beaten to get the knots out. Do I sound dramatic? ...Good. It was awful.

But now that we're finished, I feel like I have a new lease on life!! The difficulties of each day seem so diminished. If things go wrong, it doesn't matter because, at the end of the day, I won't have had to be in that droopy place for two hours.

I feel like I could conquer the world. Like I should have "Eye of the Tiger" somehow playing in the background all day long.

In other thankful news:
-I got to have breakfast with Lindsey last week! It was a wonderful mid-week refresher and we definitely need to do it more!
-I saw another long-lost Chick-fil-A intern and dear friend, Sara, in Athens when we went up two weekends ago... I should have gotten a picture!
-On that note, many of my dearest friends and I got to spend the weekend before last in Athens, enjoying the cycling excitement of Twilight, the birthday festivities of Katie, Scott and Kayleigh, and the matrimonial celebration of Zack and Lauren Anne. Did I mention it was gorgeous the whole time??
-Also, during said weekend, I got to be a judge for the Creative Consultants initial presentations. Creative Consultants is the Public Relations Student Society of America's (PRSSA) student-run PR firm. I would hire several of those students in a second... if only I were in charge of hiring.
-I was able to see my sweet, sweet friend Lauren on Friday night. She's moving back to Atlanta, which is a whole other blog post worth of thankfulness!!!
-On top of all of this, the sun is out longer, the weather is warmer and the trees are in full bloom... all of this is enough to keep me in a heavenly mood until October!
-Finally, I am not planning a wedding, but I have a friend who is, and in looking for fun ideas for her, I stumbled across Snippet and Ink... it is the most addictive blog I have ever read! Girls, be warned. :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

The 3/50 Project

There is a ton to be thankful for and I will hopefully get to post all about them tonight, but for now, check this out:

The 3/50 Project... a way to "save the brick and mortars our nation is built on." Do it! You'll be doing your part to make someone very happy and thankful that day, and eventually, make lots more people very thankful!

(I will figure out a way to fix the formatting on this later, but you can see the whole image at the bottom of my blog.)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

iTunes Movie Rentals

Can I just tell you? Here I am, on a business trip. I want to watch a movie, but nothing really great is on HBO. So I think about renting one on the movie channel. Well ladies and gentlemen, those movies are now $13.00!!!!

What am I to do? I feel hopeless, like my whole night will be a little less awesome because I can't do what I really want to do.

Enter Joel's amazing idea.

iTunes Movie Rentals!!!

That's right $3-$5 rentals of ANY movie you can think of!! It's genius! You can even buy a movie for less than the movie channel is offering.

...Now, what movie do I choose...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Birthday Parties, Wedding Showers and Bachelorette Parties, Oh My!

So my life has been dominated by work, birthdays, wedding showers and bachelorette parties lately. Can I tell you how awesome it is to be surrounded by your best friends weekend after weekend? It's pretty amazing. Here are a few of my favorite pics of the last few times we've hung out:

Thursday, April 9, 2009


So, each week, Joel and I are required to go to the chiropractor three times. We're normally out of town on the weekends, so they're out. That leaves four days available to go. Meaning, I get one day a week where I don't have to be at the doctor until 7 p.m.

Well, tonight was that night this week. And it was marvelous. Joel and I went to the mall for a quick second and then to eat and I was still back at my house by 8 p.m. That's unheard of these days!!

It was simply marvelous. Marvelous.