Wednesday, October 3, 2012

it's that time of year again..

And no, I don't mean holiday season..
It's BACHELOR season! 

The wonderful Sean Lowe (from Emily's season) is back 
and the official new bachelor! 
You may remember him like this... 

but I prefer to remember him like this...

I am still not a HUGE fan of him, but I do think he will be interesting to watch.
So, it is officially that time.. to weigh in on his lucky bachelorettes! 
I will go over some contenders... but first, my not-so-favorites:


Meet Ashley P
(one of 3 Ashley's.. thats gonna get confusing)
Looks nice.. except for the neopolitan ice cream-ness of her hair color..
Then, there was this.. 


Sweetie... I know you may not have been an English major.
But, you are posting these answers to a nationally recognized website..
EVERYONE will be judging you.. and you used <3's. 

Then, you brought up zodiacs. 
Sean is from the South, dear.  He will NOT be interested in some hippy psychic zodiac reading freak. Horoscopes are fun to read in the newspaper, not cute to actually believe.. 
And, again with the < >'s.. not parentheses...sheesh. 

NEXT! 

This is Diana..
Very pretty! But, apparently a terrible judge of character.. 

Maybe you should want to be Kanye West..
so you can know what it feels like to realize Taylor Swift SUCKS. 
I hope he dumps you the first night.

NEXT! 


Meet Kristy..
Very pretty girl, much like the others Sean has to pick from..
and I was all about Team Kristy until I saw this little tidbit:

Interesting, you are anxious to have a tropical date in paradise? 
This girl is in it for the FREE vacas! And hey, I can't blame her! 

However, I can't help but think that she is not here for the right reasons..
Then I laugh because this is a stupid reality t.v. show and nobody really is.

Now for my contenders! 


This is Jackie
and this is what Jackie had to say... 

She seems so sweet! Plus, I feel like I can hear her talking as she rights the answers. 
She seems genuine, and she loves her momma, just like Sean! 
You go, Jackie! 


Then there is Selma 
Doesn't take rocket science to realize why this girl has my vote..
She has some good taste in music!! 
Go girl, rootin for you! 

The show will be premiering in January 2013
you can check out the rest of the girls and what they had to say here










Monday, September 24, 2012

Howdy

I don't even know where to start...
How about, I sold my soul to my job? 
Hah, no but really.
I work my life away now, post-grad blues is the word.
Buttt... my job is AWESOME! 

I work for a local broadcasting company in Charleston that runs 5 major stations. Talk about crazy real-world experience. Plus.. they let me get On-Air! I know, I think their nuts too.
My job title is a little confusing.. 
As I am the receptionist from 9 AM to 1:30.. then go eat lunch..
come back and do the traffic report until 5:30.. then record my spots for the country station that night. 
Crazy schedule, super exhausted when I get home, but so rewarding and worth it.
Definitely been a rollercoaster.. but I am having so much fun! 

In other news.. 
Macon is HUGE.. and wild. 


We are strongly considering training him for dock dogs after this display this weekend.. 


Cam and I have been doing the back and forth thing for months now..
It's getting REALLY old. We are both ready to be in the same place for good.
Until then.. we are traveling back and forth between Clemson/Greenville, Aiken, and Charleston.

Looking ahead, we are excited for more home football games to cheer on our Tigers and see good friends we haven't seen in a while.  Plus, we are taking another Ferguson family vaca to the mountains coming up in November.  Stay tuned for updates on all of that madness! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hey Ya'll!  Long time no chat?
Trust me, this time I have a good excuse. 

I recently got a new job working for a local broadcasting company.. so much fun! 
So I have been super busy and barely had time to breathe, much less post. 

Recently, however, one of my besties -- Fletcher from High Cotton Style -- gave me a little award! 
So, I was challenged to answer a couple of questions! 


Liebster is a German word and it means, sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. The award is given to followers with less than 200 followers.

11 Questions from Fletcher:

1. How would you describe your personal style?
I go through so many phases, but I wouldn't narrow it down to one specific look or style. I just go through the store and if I like it, I buy it! 

2. Where is your favorite place to shop?
I frequent small local boutiques, like Teal and Francescas, but I also love to root through TJ and Marshalls! 

3. What are 3 of your favorite blog reads?
High Cotton Style (of course!),  Emily A Clark (I'd be happy to be like her in the near future!), and Anecdotes of an Awkward Girl (she's hilarious) 

4.Why do you blog?
Well, I don't have a ton of followers, and I never really set out to (although that would be awesome!). I just like having a place that I can go back to and remember cool things that happened in my life. I wish I was more routine with it. 

5.If you could move anywhere, where would it be?
Nashville, TN. No questions asked. If I had the guts, and nothing holding me back, I'd be there now. 

6.What 3 magazine subscriptions should everyone have?
Cosmopolitan (and a glass of wine), Garden & Gun, and House Beautiful

7.What is your favorite room in your house?
The living room is always my favorite place in any house. That's where you do just that, you live! 

8.What is your favorite food?
Fletcher will laugh at this, but Buffalo chicken fingers and french fries. Can't beat it. 

9.What is your favorite movie?
That's easy, Sweet Home Alabama. 

10.Colors or Neutrals?
A healthy dose of both, but I am definitely a fan of color. 

11.Would you rather completely renovate a house or build a house? Why?
Build a house. I am all for simplicity, and I have watched way too many renovation shows to want to deal with that headache. I would love to be able to start from scratch and build a house that is exactly what I want.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

"business casual" on a budget

I don't know if ya'll know, but I'm a magician.  You give me a paycheck, and I'll make it disappear!  Unfortunately, this isn't a good thing.  Right now, I am in the process of interviewing for jobs that I will, wait for it, have to wear clothes for.  I know, shocking right?

Problem is, I barely know what the words "business casual" mean, and the only black pants I own are 2 sizes too small and from the juniors section at Kohl's.  So, I decided it would be a good idea for me to limit my big girl wardrobe purchases to a couple key pieces that I can wear with everything!

big girl "biz cash" wardrobe staples:

1. white pants
but not just any white pants.. skinnies! 


These colored skinnies are cute too! 


2. a blazer
it is so important that this fits right and doesn't look like I am swimming in it
plus, get a color that is versatile (even those these brights are fun!)




3. neutral flats
these are comfortable and can be worn with anything! 
nude colored can be worn with black or brown, silver or gold


Also, a print like leopard has black and brown in it, so it can go with pretty much everything! 


4. universal skirt
it's all the rage these days to have a tight and short skirt in your "going out" wardrobe..
however, we can't have you looking like a skank in the office (#sorrynotsorry)


you can take the skank skirt and put it under a conservative skirt! 
instead of wearing it up to your boobs like you do to go out, 
you can put it down on your waist so that its longer and looser! 




5. statement jewelry
these big chunky necklaces are very popular lately, and I love them! 
also, a big chunky watch can be paired with bangles to dress up any outfit






All of this can be paired with tops you already have in your closet to make a pieced together and trendy "biz cash" look! Now only to get my mom to let me use her card ;)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

gettin down to the nitty gritty

Well folks, The Bachelorette is coming to an end.  Little Miss Emily has narrowed it down to three young gentlemen that will battle to the death for her heart.  Wee bit dramatic, but these episodes are the highlights of my week most of the time so just bare with me.

Here are the top 3 bachelors:


Arie (or who I have recently named hunky vroom-vroom)
I had this one pegged from the get go.  Go me! 
He drives Indy car, he's dutch, he's sweet, and as Emily puts it, he's "stupid hot"


Their dates have included carouseling..


dancing with Dolly.. (JEALOUS)


and Arie experimenting with drag..
All of which key principles in a happy marriage.  
At least that was one less skeleton Emily would find in his closet. 


Then there's Sean (who I have renamed bo-ring whiney ginge) 
Incase you cannot tell, I am not a regular rider on the Sean and Emily train. 
I think he is goofy, too nice, corny and a little irritating.  
He's too perfect, in a creepy way. 


Emily seems just as confused about him as I am... NEXT! 


Last but not least, there is Jef.  
If you remember correctly, I named him Johnny Tsunami in my last post because of that tidal wave of a hair do.  
I mean, I ripped this guy a new one and didn't even give his bio a chance.  
Surely enough, folks, he has grown on me.  In fact, he is the one that I want to win it all. 



Emily says constantly that she feels like herself with him, and that he brings out the best in her. 
What else could a girl ask for? 
Oh yeah, I guess the fact that his family lives on a multimillion dollar ranch in Utah doesn't hurt. 
Plus, on his home date, he took her riding around the ritzy ranch in a gator and then they shot skeet! 
Jef, where have you been all my life? 

Next week is going to be a tough one for Emily, but not for me!  Send Sean packing so we can get into the dirty stuff! Stay tuned :)

movin right along

My posts are seeming to be more sporadic lately, and there's a reason for that.  Lately, I have actually had a life, ahem, I mean been busy!  Being thrust into another trial of long-distance-relationshiping is never a fun ride, so I have been riding up and down I 26 more than usual.

The good thing, however, is that I have a lot to fill ya'll in on! Let's make this short and sweet with a makeshift slideshow of events:



I got to watch this little princess periodically over the week and a half that I was in Gvegas.  If at all possible, she's even cuter in person.  I am one proud almost-aunt! 


Then we took niece numero uno to the Georgia Aquarium!  Obviously, I was more pumped than she was. 





Later on in the week we took Macon to the vet and then headed on to Clemson to pay Cameron's rent on the apartment that he hasn't lived in in months.  How could he resist with such lovely roommates such as this? 


All joking aside, we had a great July 3rd with Cam's roomies, shooting off cheap fireworks in their apartment complex and playing Lee Greenwood and Born in the USA as loud as it would go on an iHome.  Needless to say, we had the entire High Pointe population entertained. 


The next day we went to Lake Hartwell with some friends, experimented with some hillbilly handfishing, drank beer and ate Cheese-Its, all very American and patriotic things to do.  Then we headed to Greenville for a cookout with Cameron's close family friends.  They had this lovely 'Merican cow in their yard and a photo op could not be passed up. 

The Lash family put on a huge firework show that was absolutely entertaining.  That was the one moment all day that I had a chance to really think of how thankful I am to live in the country that I do.  Thank you so much to the men and women that get up everyday and fight to keep us safe! 


Now to all things cute and cuddly, like Ford here.  This is my new nephew!  Lauren and Bo just couldn't stand it any longer and drove themselves right on to the upstate to pick up this little tike.  He is named after the great Danny Ford.  If you don't know who he is, crawl out from under the rock you've been living in and remember: you're dead to me.  Kidding, kinda :)


I rushed on home Thursday afternoon to meet baby Ford.  Macon still thinks he is some sort of moving and breathing chew toy, but all in due time.  


Finally, to wrap up a great trip back home, I had to go to the eye doctor this morning.  Turns out that I have an abrasion on my eyeball (that means a cut) due to sleeping in my contacts.  Another thing, it hurts to put saline (salty) solution into my eye.  Shocker? 

Soooo, its the totally trendy glasses you see above for me the next couple of days.  Unfortunate for my eyeball, we are going to the lake tomorrow and these specks just wont do.  Sorry Dr. Bang :o

Hoping everyone had a great Fourth!