3 things. {including a giveaway}

first off, i have to apologize for being so neglectful to this little blog and to you, my fellow readers. i started my new job last week and since then, it's been one crazy rollercoaster. not to mention i have had some psycho haters on my new blog as well, so let's just say that it has not been my week. i'll try to be better though!

second, i know the word 'saturday' is nowhere to be found in 'top five friday', but i'm going to do it today anyway. because this is my blog and i can do what i want. here goes:

#1 - my job. as crazy as it has been and as much drama that has already gone on there in the last two weeks...holy crap, i love it!! not even kidding, i probably think to myself at least five times a day how much i enjoy it and how i know that i'm meant to be there. it all feels like second nature to me! it's nuts to see how much comes back to ya when you haven't even looked at the subject material in 2+ years. hopefully, as i learn more, it will just continue to get better.

#2 - this pillow:

my dad and my brother are obsessed with memory foam pillows and i didn't think they were worth all the hooplah. that was until the mr. bought one and i found myself stealing his every time he was gone. they're so comfortable! then i came home from work last week and when i went up to my bedroom, the mr., being the sweet husband that he is, had this laid out on the bed for me. first off, i about melted at his thoughfulness and second, i was so excited to have one of these pillows of my very own! it has been so worth it. it feels like i'm sleeping on a cloud!

#3 - family. the mr.'s dad and step mom were able to come visit us last weekend and it was so good to have them here! it was the first time we've been able to host them since we've been married, so it felt pretty special. i've also been able to 'hang out' with my sister-in-law and best friend (she falls into the family category, because she's now my cousin. ;) lucky me!) via skype and it sure makes me miss them.

4 - golfing. i'd never been golfing before, until last saturday. there's a golf course on base and we decided to take the mr.'s parents to check it out. technically, i didn't even golf, but the driving around in the golf cart was fun enough for me! i felt like i was four wheeling all day. 

the mr. checked out every thrift store in town and was able to get some clubs and a pretty nice bag all for 13 bucks! i have a feeling there will be a lot of golfing in our future.

5 - the odd life of timothy green. umm, have you seen this movie yet? if you haven't, you need to change that tonight. actually, change it right now. it was seriously the best show i've seen in a long time. i know it may seem cheesy and all, but it was so touching! it took everything in me not to bawl my eyes out the entire time. of course i went home and dreamed about raising babies and adopting kids all night. weird brain. you really do need to see it. i don't want to go as far as to say that it's life changing but...it's kind of life changing. or at least day changing!

finally, the third thing i wanted to talk to you about today, is the fact that i'm finally getting to our '100 followers' giveaway! hooray!! when thinking about what i could give to you guys for being so faithful to me {thanks a billion!} i thought about some earrings i just got from a new website called my freshwater pearls. they came in the mail last week and holy cow, i'm in love with them! i'm pretty sure i've worn them every day since receiving them. haha anyway, i thought i'd spoil you guys a little bit and give away a pair of these earrings for free! they come in peach, rose, white, purple, and green. i got the rose colored ones.

this picture doesn't even do them justice.  it's hard to tell you how gorgeous they are until you see them in person. seriously, you will love them! and since it's taken me so long to get this up, why not throw in a $15 target gift card, just for kicks and giggles? :) to enter, just fill out the rafflecopter below. {since this is a giveaway to honor our followers, you must be a follower of this blog to enter.}

a Rafflecopter giveaway
also, if you don't happen to be the lucky winner, all is not lost. my freshwater pearls is giving all of you one awesome discount just for participating in this giveaway! here's the breakdown of it all:

you get $5 off when you spend $20 or more with the code: freefive
you get $10 off when you spend $40 or more with the code: freeten
you get $15 off when you spend $60 or more with the code: free 15

this is such a good deal guys! i really hope you take advantage of it. thank you again for following our blog and for all of your kind words over the years! we appreciate each and every one of you.

-the mrs.


  1. I'd LOVE to get the "exquisite white bunch" earrings! They're so pretty and perfect for church!

  2. I would choose the rose colored earrings.

    Thank you!

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

  3. So.... I was doing the Rafflecopter and completed the follow you and fan on facebook and was working on the +1 for leaving you a comment and so on and so forth when my internet kicked me off. So.... I dont know how to make it fair cause I dont want to re-do those or it'll add those +1 and +2 which I had already completed before.... anyway I just wanted to say I would absolutely LOVE the white or rose colored earrings, not sure which. Its a tough choice! And thats so awesome about your job! I miss the Pharmacy stuff every now and then! So good work on getting the job and this time you will get payed for it rather than it being volunteer hours! Yay!!! =)

  4. Nevermind I figured out how to do it:) I just entered my email again :)

  5. Adore the peach and rose and white and goodness, just all of them! They are all so adorable!

    And about mean comments, they come from people who don't know you and don't care to. People often think that their opinion is the best. It totally hurts and even 1000 good and nice comments don't take away the hurt that can come from one. BUT if you are getting mean comments, it means that you are a real blogger! Anyway, I think your blogs are amazing, the food looks incredible, and you are amazing at photographing that incredible looking food. The best solution is to delete and ignore :)

  6. new follower here :) I'd pick out the white pearls. Please come check out my blog some time :-D

  7. First of all, where are the haters, can I slap them?? I hate blogger haters, what is the point of lashing out on a blog, whether your own or not, it makes me ill! Don't listen to a word.

    Oh, and I LOVE pearls. Ya know, my name means pearl... so I would go with the rose or peach...

  8. Saweeet! Great giveaway, I'm thinking I love the peach pearls.

  9. You know me and decisions don't do well. I'd narrow it down to the white or peach ones, or the rose. Crap. I don't know. All of them? :) Prob the white though.

  10. i'd pick the white pearls! :)

    xo new follower


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