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My husband and I moved from Mississippi to South Carolina in July of 2012. We are excited to share our adventures from our new home!

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Tis the Season

We live in a small townhouse and I had a little fun this year with the decorations. One, so that I could save space and two, so that I could exercise my creative juices! (Thank you pinterest for some inspiration.) Here is a little taste of what I've been working on! Sorry the photos are kind of small :-/

 Advent gifts from Justin's parents arranged with a poinsettia given to me by a friend!

Little ornament decorations 

I know this was posted before but it fit the theme :) 

Little rustic wreath by the front door. (I like this so much, it might stay up year round)

I love seeing everything that people create for the holidays! Happy Christmas!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Home MADE Christmas Tree!!


The inspiration for our Christmas tree came from pinterest, of course. We don't have a lot of room for a real tree and decided this would be the perfect compromise. So, here is the inspiration below...


And here is the process of making ours! Charlie did his best to help.



                                             
Our version!!!



Linking here



Saturday, November 17, 2012

Surviving the Color Run!!!

The color run started at 43 degrees!! It was so cold, but needless to say by the first mile marker,  I was sweating a nice shade of purple. I was pretty much a lone ranger throughout the race. For someone who had not trained for the run, I was pretty proud of myself for only taking three, 30 second walking breaks throughout the whole thing! (Mind you, I am writing this post from my bed....probably should've taken more walking breaks.) 

The run was to raise support and awareness of Mental Health America of Greenville County, as they recognized that 1 in 4 Americans are affected by a mental illness, each year. This was their first color run and it was great to see so many volunteers giving their time on a cooold Saturday morning. Even though I grumbled all morning about having to run in the cold, I am so glad that I got out there and showed my support. As someone who works with mental illnesses everyday, it is encouraging to see others raising awareness about them. 

My sweet husband was my supportive cheerleader all morning. He cheered me out of bed, at the beginning, middle, and end of the race. Thanks to him, and his frozen hands, I have pictures and videos clips to show y'all!

Freeezing before the race started!

 Halfway there!! Had no idea he was even standing there.




Thank the Lord...the finish line!






Had so much fun! Cannot wait to do it again next year!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Woofstock and then some...

This past week was full of puppy love! We had Halloween at The Barker Bar and then Greenville's Woofstock for the humane society.
The puppies wore prisoner shirts and Justin and I dressed as "dog snatchers" from the pound. They did a pretty good job of looking pitiful in their stripes.(Please disregard the fact that most of my pictures have a Carolina Blonde beer bottle in them.)


The Greenville Humane society did an awesome fundraiser on Saturday. The Woofstock had several bands, doggy goodies, and numerous beer sampling stations. There were dogs EVERYWHERE!! We had to leave our jailbirds at home. We were afraid their behavior would have landed them in real puppy jail.

 It was super groovy!

Enjoyed being "age verified".


They did such a great job! We are looking forward to next year...definitely bringing some chairs and maybe the puppies. If you are in the area next year you should check it out!!