Wednesday, April 21, 2010


It is what I have been for the past five months, when it comes to writing thank-you notes that is. It has been 5 months (exactly today!) since our wedding and I have yet to finish all of my thank-you's. Please don't judge me like all of the old ladies waiting on their notes are doing right now. I feel pretty bad that it has taken me this long to finish - I know everyone says you have a year but by the time the person gets their note I'm sure they will have forgotten that they even got me anything! So after worrying over those darn things for so long and being too lazy to do anything about them, I have made the decision that I WILL FINISH within the next two weeks, no matter how long I have to write! So far I have been pretty successful. I have written probably 70 thank-you notes in the past two days. After I write just a few more, force Josh to write a handful, and then address all of them (a huge task in itself!) I will be DONE! I'm feeling relief already! My reward for finishing - purchasing the new novel by Emily Giffin (in hardback!):
Woo hoo! Her books are soooo good and are perfect for just a fun book to read. I am looking forward to reading it during my beach trip coming up next weekend!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Well, it has been a while since I have posted anything! I haven't made much time for blogging lately. It seems as though when I am at home I spend most of my time doing laundry, ironing, and cleaning. Does anyone else that owns a home feel overwhelmed at the vast amount of space that needs to be routinely cleaned? I sure do. Since moving out of my parent's house I have really only been responsible for cleaning one room - my room at my apartment or duplex - and sharing with roommates the cleaning responsibilites of the kitchen and living areas. Fast forward eight years to being married and owning your own home, and everything completely changes! And let's face it, if you know me well you know that I am really into having a routine, and I'm NOT good with change. Needless to say the extra bedrooms, bathroom, and living spaces I am now having to clean, plus double the laundry, has thrown me for a loop!

Slowly I am figuring out how to manage keeping our house clean. My most important cleaning helpers: the family of Swiffers. Honestly, I think I own them all - sweepers, sweeper-vac, dusters, and wet-jet mop. If you haven't tried the Swiffers, save yourself some hassle and go buy one! My favorite Swiffer product:

The Swiffer Sweeper Vac! This thing cleans my hardwood floors like a champ. It not only dusts the floors but also has a little battery-powered vacuum that sucks up dust, dirt, and hair, so you aren't just pushing it around like with other dusters. The battery lasts pretty long too. I would highly recommend this one if you have tile or wood floors.

My floors are not going to get cleaned this weekend though because Josh and I are headed to Auburn for A-Day! Josh is probably a little more excited about seeing our new team play than I am, but I am excited just to get to be in Auburn. It is such a fun and special school and town. Hopefully I can convince Josh to take me to eat here (my favorite place to eat in Auburn):

I will try and post pictures from the weekend soon!