Monday, July 30, 2012

Texts With Jenn 7.30.12

First, auto-correct got me (for a change).
Then, I hit 'send' too soon, and before the picture.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Random Photo: Rumble-y Skies

Hey, y'all!
Happy Thursday!

Here in the the Upstate we've been having a lot of rumble-y afternoons.
Not always much rain, but a LOT of ominous skies and thunder.

I snapped this quick picture on my phone as we were leaving town one day.
I love it for several reasons.
First of all, how gorgeous does the sky look?
Second, the building you see has been standing for a long time.
When my mother was small, sometime in the 50's, it was the post office.
Later, it became a grocery store.
And then, much much later, a church, where I witnessed one of my best friends (hi, Mila!) get married.

Pretty cool, huh?

Y'all have a wonderful day!

{P.S. Ask Anna readers are eligible to receive a 20% off discount to my shop, through the end of August. [ASKANNA20] Stop by and say hi to Anna!}

Texts With Jenn 7.26.12


Monday, July 23, 2012

Guess what, y'all?!


Well, not me, but my shop--ShenanAgains! 
You can find all sorts of new goodies, like...

Lots of new spoon/fork handle key rings!

 Vintage spools from local mills!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Texts With Jenn 7.22.12

The epitome of her auto-correct fails.

(for the record, I was being dumb, asking about "pictures"...and yes, calling her a hooker {lovingly, naturally})

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Texts With Jenn 7.19.12

Dear auto-correct,
Thanks for the laughs.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Texts With Jenn 7.14.12

This is only the beginning of her auto-correct torment.
Her phone is out to get her.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy 30th to Me! A Celebration of My First 29 Years

In celebration of turning the big 3-0, I'm taking a look at some fun things from my first 29 years.

I'm sure there's tons of stuff I'm forgetting, as well as people, but I wanted to walk y'all down memory lane.
(in no particular order)

~Learned to play alto sax
~Marched in color guard
~Got my driver's license first try!
~Went to the Marine Corps Ball, twice

~Went to prom
~Played powderpuff football...the week before I was in a pageant!
~Did a few beauty pageants
~Graduated college

~Was stung by a jellyfish as a child (not this one!)

~Spent a year teaching K3 & K3 summer camp (most favorite job ever!)
~Worked in banking for 5 years
~First job was making pizzas & fast food in the "Little Caesar's/K-Cafe"

~Developed a love for football
~Did some tailgating
~Went to lots of Clemson games (Go Tigers!)

~Went to a Clemson bowl game in Tampa

~Experienced the biggest snow in our area in decades

 ~Became engaged to my best friend

~Developed a love affair with reading
~Developed an even bigger love affair with shoes

~Got pregnant!

~Welcomed my sweet baby boy

~Made lifelong friendships with great girls (I love you, Cas & Jenn!)
~Was able to be a part of Casie's baby showers, wedding, spent prom together, did pageants and powderpuff

~Spent 2 weeks in Hawaii, beachin' it up, getting up close & personal with penguins, snorkeling and visiting Pearl Harbor

~Was privileged to get 28 wonderful years with my amazing grandmother, MaMa

~Grew up an only child & loved it, but...
~Got a "sister" the 'easy' way! (hi, Shannon!)

~I think I have the cutest brother-in-law ever. Really. See?

~Spent my 1st wedding anniversary in St. Augustine, and met a 'pirate'.

~Spent tons of fun times with some great girls 
{Y2K, anyone?}

~Bought our first home
~Planted a garden

~Had some seriously short hair

~Read the entire original set of Nancy Drew books during 1 summer in elementary school
~I voted!

~Honeymooned in St. Thomas & St. John

~Had a wreck (not my fault!)
 ~Had some seriously long hair

~Planned baby showers, bridal showers, played the role of bridesmaid
~Saw 3 of my closest girlfriends get married & 2 of them have beautiful babies

~Rode motorcycles
~Found an amazing friend named Lesly
~Blew out my knee
~Still haven't broken a bone or had a cavity
~Graduated high school

~Prayed a lot & weathered some storms
~Opened an Etsy shop & started this blog!
~Made it to the state level spelling bee in 6th grade
~Lots of wonderful memories with my awesome parents!
~Got lucky in the in-laws department :)
~Adopted quite a few animals (and lost one...RIP, Bunny Bunny)

To James & Colston, my parents, in-laws, Cas, Jenn, Les, Mi, and all my bloggy buds too--thanks for a great 29 years!
Thanks for reminiscing with me y'all! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Texts With Jenn 7.10.12

I was digging through some vintage keys, and ran across one with a familiar (but as of yet, still unidentified) logo. So, I sent a picture of it to Jenn to get her take on the image.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Texts With Jenn 7.6.12

We live in the south.
It is always hot, and always humid, and this summer we've seen record-breaking highs.
I received this the day after her AC unit went out in her house.

My First Blog 'Series'

Hey y'all!

I am so excited to tell y'all about this. My BFF and I text...a lot. Not as much as some, I'm sure, but enough that since getting my first iPhone back in February, I've racked up a lot of messages with her!

Now, you may remember Jenn from the guest post she did while I was in the hospital having my son. Or perhaps from the random posts about projects for her, like this one.

The point is, she's hilarious and like most BFFs, we think we're even funnier together (right?). So in order to have some regular posts happening in this place, even when I'm not so crafty, I'm introducing...

(pretend we have a drum roll here)

Texts With Jenn! 

Basically it's random screen shots of our texts that are good for a giggle. I can't promise the language will always be 100% PG either, so consider yourselves warned. The first post will be live in a few I hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Shop My Closet!

Hey, y'all!
I don't normally do this, but I've seen several other bloggers do it, and it seems to work :)

I have some awesome clothes I need to get rid of! My post-baby body is not going to fit in these anymore...all but 1 are new with tags.

Each item has a description and a price. If you are interested in one or more, please leave a comment or email me directly. I will invoice you via PayPal. 
Thanks y'all!

Jessica McClintock for Gunne Sax
Cocktail Dress, Size 5
Purchased new from Dillards, $120
Worn 1 time for a wedding
(see below pics)
Price: $40, shipped

Cute Black Dress, New With Tags
From Dillards
Size XS
Body of dress is cotton jersey, double layered
Beaded top with adjustable halter
Shelf Bra
Price: $15, shipped

Nicole by Nicole Miller Dress
New With Tag 
(well, actual price is gone but tag hanger & extra pieces are attached)
Size 4
Price: $15, shipped

Black Tank Dress
New With Tags
Empire Waist
Size Small
Price: $10, shipped

NY & CO. Bright Pink Pants
New With Tags
(ridiculously soft, by the way)
Size 2 Average
Price: $10, shipped