Stepping Into Spring Reveal!

A few weeks ago some of the lovely ladies of the blogging world created the Stepping Into Spring swap and it looked like fun so I signed up and joined in. Today is the swap reveal, so I'm going to introduce you to my swap partner and show you the goodies she sent me!
 
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My swap buddy was Lisa over at Simple Kind of Wonderful. She's really sweet, and I enjoyed emailing back and forth and getting to chat with her. She is very genuine and laid back, and I'm looking forward to reading more of her blog and continuing to get to know her!
 
She seriously went above and beyond on my swap gift. I received some cute flip flops that will be perfect for the beach, and FIVE beautiful polishes...all blues and greens which are my faves. Even the packaging was adorable.

 
 
The colors are Pure Ice "Watch Me Go," Pure Ice "Heartbreaker," Sally Hansen "Ice Queen," Sally Hansen "Limestone," and Sally Hansen "Scarab."
 
What does scarab mean???
 
Anyway, that's off topic. Thank you so much Lisa! I'm glad we were swap partners! I cannot wait to try all of these out!
 


'Tis Been a Long Day Folks

Work has been so incredibly crazy these past couple of days! I have literally been going pedal to the medal on all of my projects and I am still not finished. This makes for a pretty mentally exhausted Miranda. However, I do love how the days go by so much faster when I'm slammed. That's definitely a positive.
 
So, it is Tuesday already, and that means I'm linking up with the super Halie and her lovely co-hosts for some First Things First!
 
First Things First
 
This week we are talking about:
 
First thing I would do/buy if I won the lottery.
I would get rid of my student loans, first and foremost. Seriously, those things wouldn't stand a chance! I would then pay off credit cards and my car and anything else that I am still owing on, and put a good chunk of change in savings.
After all of the responsible stuff, I would split the remaining money in half and give half of it to my parents and brother, and then use the rest to support myself while I write full time and work on getting published.
Oh, and somewhere in there I would go on a major vacation and travel Europe.
Hey, that was easier to answer than I thought it would be.
 
First person I call when I get amazing news.
Definitely my Mama. When I pick up the phone to call or text with good news my hand automatically dials her number.
John has become a close second to that though. :)
 
First thing I do when I've had a bad day.
When I reach the end of a bad day, I really just want to be by myself. So usually, I will come home and hoard myself in my room for an hour or so and watch TV or take a nap or something else really productive.  :p That typically makes me feel better, and then I can spend the rest of the evening being happy with John or my roommates.
If I don't have that alone time I can get pretty grumpy. Trust me, I don't even like myself when I'm grumpy.
 
Are you sharing your firsts today?
 


Taking Risks and Talking Weekends

I did it.
 
I actually did it.
 
What am I referring to exactly? Well, as I briefly mentioned in Friday's Pit and Peak vlog, I have decided to try to land some freelance writing gigs. I'm realizing more and more every day that writing has always been my passion, and I really do feel that it is also going to become my calling in life. I only wish I would have realized this sooner, instead of worrying that studying English in college would make me hate writing and cause me to be homeless. It really is the only thing that I feel will make me feel self-fulfilled...career wise anyway.
 
Obviously I have to finish writing a book before I try to get it published, and that could take a while considering I work 40 hours a week at another job. Unfortunately, that's necessary to pay the bills, ha ha. :p So I figured, why not take a shot at some freelance? I did some research and found a couple of opportunities I feel that I'm a good fit for, and I'm really excited about one in particular...for a publication that I used to read all of the time actually. I'm praying that this may be a step in the direction that God is pointing me in.
 
 Regardless, it certainly doesn't hurt to take a chance. And if this one doesn't work out, I will definitely be sending more.
 
 
Anyway, I trust you all had a good weekend. Mine was really nice, besides coming home sick on Friday. I felt pretty blah all weekend, but it was nice to get a lot of relaxing in. I spent a great deal of time sleeping and laying in bed watching YouTube videos and reading blogs.
 
There were some highlights in there too though. Friday night John came over and we played Halo and Just Dance with my roommate Alyssa. I accomplished a lot of cleaning on Saturday, and then Saturday night John and I went to dinner at Cracker Barrel and went to the movies to see Oblivion. It was good, much better than I thought it would be! Sunday was just church and more napping, ha ha. I still felt pretty blah going in to work today, but I was so swamped that I didn't have much time to think about feeling bad.
 
Is it really after 9 PM? Where DO my evenings go? I'm off to get a few things done before bed.
 
Sweet dreams!
 


C.S. Says it Best

Some days I just really don't have a lot to say. Or, at least a lot that I feel like talking about. I don't know if it's just from a long, strenuous work day, or the fact that I just don't feel like anything on my mind is important or interesting. Maybe it's even laziness. What I do know though, is sometimes the words of others will always sum up everything I'm feeling better than my own will.
 
 


First Things First: Movies, Sports, and Injuries

So, I'm sitting in Panera right now, on my lunch break, with my laptop. Is this what real bloggers do? Ha ha.
 
I have to say, it's maybe one of the best lunch breaks I have ever had!
 
It's Tuesday, and of course that means I'm linking up with Halie to answer some more questions about "firsts."
 
First Things First
 
First movie you went to without your parents.
Gosh, I don't even remember! I have been to a ton of movies in my lifetime. I want to say maybe it was the first Harry Potter movie. I went to see that one in theaters two or three times, and I think one of them was with my friends and no parents. I guess I would have been 11 or 12 years old when that happened. Was I really that young when that movie premiered? Give me a cane and call me Grandma.
 
First sport you played (either little-league style or in school).
I didn't play any sports when I was younger, but I did take dance (which I consider a sport) for a few years. I did tap, ballet, and jazz and loved it!
When I reached middle school I got really interested in soccer and volleyball and did that for a couple of years in a league outside of school.
Then in high school I brought the old dance background back and began colorguard and winterguard...which are also sports in my book.
 
Practice. Gainesville Independent Winterguard, 2009. Freshman year of college.
 
First major injury.
Would you believe me if I told you I have never had a major injury? I've never been to the hospital for any reason other than to get a bead removed from my nose when I was like four years old. Don't ask...
Besides that, I remember spraining my wrist a couple of times in elementary school. Then my first year of college I dropped a sabre toss on my left foot at guard practice and it busted my second toe wide open. It bled a lot, and I lost that toenail. It came back, and I still have a scar and my toenail is split right down the middle. I know, that sounds gross. But it's true!
 
That's all for the edition. Until next week, folks!
 

It's the Weekend! Just Kidding...It's Monday.

Howdy ho, Ranger Joe!
(Full House anyone?)
 
I hope you all survived the day. Monday is such a beast. But, it's also the day that us bloggers tell a little story about our weekends...also known as a recap. Let's take it day by day, shall we?
 
Friday:
When I got off work at 5:00, I hopped in the car and made the two hour drive down to Dixie County, where my parents live. My parents and my brother were actually in Orlando for the night for Grad Bash, because my brother is a senior. They weren't due to be back until about 6 AM on Saturday, so I decided to stay the night with my grandparents. It was such a nice time...it made me revert back to childhood. We just spent the evening watching Jeopardy and The Golden Girls, and my Granny made me a grilled cheese and homemade cheesecake. Yum. :)
 
Saturday:
I slept in a little, and Granny made a big breakfast for Grandpa and I. I then got ready and picked my mom up (even though she was only running on a couple of hours of sleep, ha ha) and we went into town for the Relay for Life. My friend Taylor is the new instructor for our alma mater colorguard, and they were performing at the relay. She had been begging me to come watch, and I really wanted to. They did a really cute little James Bond show. She's doing such a great job with the girls, I'm so proud of her!
After the relay we made a quick run to the grocery store where I sat in the car and waited for my mom since she only had to grab a couple of things. I took a couple of shameless selfies while waiting...ha ha.
 
 
We then went home, ate some lunch, and...are you ready for this? I may or may not have napped on the couch for three hours.
It's tough being an adult guys.
That night we made mushroom swiss burgers and homemade french fries for dinner, and my Aunt Nancy came over and visited for a while. We talked and watched TV, and then everyone fell asleep on me. Rude.
While everyone was sleeping I slammed out a really long blog post that I've been wanting to do, and then I went to sleep.
It was such an energetic day...lol.
 
Sunday:
Sunday morning we got ready and went to my Grandma's house. We sat around and visited and my Grandma made a yummy lunch of lima beans and her fried cornbread...my favorite!
Following lunch we went on a kitten hunt. A stray pregnant kitty had wandered up to Grandma's house a couple of weeks ago. She's so sweet and loving. Grandma has been giving her food, and she's no longer pregnant, so we are assuming the kittens are somewhere on the property. I was bummed because we never found them. But we sure did try!
 
 
I headed back home to Tallahassee shortly after that, and spent the evening eating pizza and watching Chuck at John's house. It was a really relaxing weekend, and I hated to see it end.
 
 
 
I shared my weekend shenanigans, now go link up with Sami and share yours!
 


To My 11-Year-Old Self

[ This post is a little different than what I normally go for. I feel that I typically attempt to stay light hearted and happy on my blog. I will occasionally rant about work or something, but for the most part I just haven't been able to bring myself to get a little personal. I think it's time to change that. It's time to be honest and reflect on my life...both the good and the bad, because ultimately, they both made me who I am today.
 
My good friend Hannah posted something like what I'm about to do on her blog yesterday. (Make sure to go check her blog out!) When I was reading hers I found myself getting a little emotional because it was just such a personal reflection, and it also made me begin to think about my past. I immediately wanted to do a similar post. So, here it is. I'm not going to hold back, and for once, I'm not going to be ashamed of some of the things in my life. ]
 
Dear 6th grade Miranda,
 
It has been a while. But at the same time, it seems like I was in your shoes just yesterday. You're 11 years old and in your first year of middle school. You are shy and insecure, and you feel like there really isn't very much about you that is special. Middle school, especially the beginning of middle school is proving to be tough, and it feels like it will never end. Don't worry though...it does indeed end. More quickly than you think, and on a much more positive note than it began.
 
I can still see you sitting quietly in your desk, being the "smart girl" and doing your work while everyone around you talks and jokes. You're chubby, your acne is in full swing, and you have a country bumpkin gap between your front teeth that is large enough to stick your tongue in sideways. Your hair is fluffy, and looks funny because the top half is an awkward length. The previous year you had suffered from an obsessive compulsive disorder that caused you to subconsciously pull your hair out, and it's still growing back. Don't worry, it all comes back, and you will eventually have hair that receives lots of compliments. Your acne will clear up, and braces will fix your teeth. Keep your chin up, everyone has their awkward phase.
 
Middle school will be trying, but looking back now, I'm pretty sure that's what the point of middle school is. You will have first fights with your friends. You will even lose some friends, but you will gain new ones. You will try out for volleyball twice, and you won't make it. That's okay though, because you will still play soccer and volleyball outside of school . You will become quite the drama club geek and love it. You will sing in talent shows and act in three different plays. Your love for the arts will develop, and drama club will account for some of your best middle school memories.
 
The summer between 7th and 8th grade you will grow tired of being chubby, and you will starve yourself and lose 30 pounds in just a few weeks. It's not healthy and you know it, but you don't really care because you are getting so much positive feedback. You will eventually begin eating normally again and gain a lot of it back, but it's okay. You're going to be healthy and active, and that's much more important than being "skinny."
 
You will have your first "boyfriend" in the 8th grade. You will "go out" for almost an entire month, and spend hours talking and laughing on the phone. He will break your little heart and end things with you through a letter, and you will spend a night in your bed crying. It will feel like the end of the world, but the next day your mom will take you to dinner and a movie and you will forget all about being upset. Plus, you will remain good friends with the guy and watch him grow into a fine, successful man. Trust me, he wasn't the one anyway. ;)
 
High school will come around, and you will be so much more mature than you are now...or at least you will think you're more mature. The most important moment of your life is going to happen in 9th grade. You're going to start going to church and youth group with friends, and you're going to meet Jesus Christ. He is going to save your soul, and make you realize that life is so much more than you ever thought it could be. You will go on mission trips, and rock out at Christian concerts. You will begin striving to live a life for God.
 
Through church, you're also going to meet another boy. You will think he is the most adorable thing since Justin Timberlake. You will date him for over two years, and you guys will be the couple that makes parents change their minds about high school relationships being meaningless. He's going to be a perfect gentleman, and he will give you your first kiss at the top of a ferris wheel. Your parents will love him, he will become a major part of your life, and then he's going to break up with you and you will feel like you will never smile again. You won't eat or sleep for a week, and it will take you forever to get over him. Again though, he wasn't the one. I promise. You will eventually be friends again, and you will see him grow into a perfect gentleman...just for someone else.
 
You will become a member of the colorguard/winterguard in high school, and it will be one of the most important things in your life during high school and your first year of college. Performing will bring you out of your shell, and you will have lots of opportunities to be creative, and travel to competitions. Your freshman year of college, you will even compete in the world championships with your independent guard. You will try your hand at instructing for a while, but eventually life will get in the way and it won't be able to be a priority anymore. You will still miss it everyday, but sometimes things just have to be let go.
 
High school in general will be jam packed with the best memories and friends that a girl could ever ask for. I'm telling you, you won't believe how blessed you will be by the time graduation rolls around. Just make sure you savor every second of it, because it will be something you wish you could go back to when it's too late.
 
Your first couple of years of college will be confusing...to say the least. You won't know where you want to go or what you want to do, so you will get an AA degree at a community college close to home. You will work part-time jobs that you hate, but in the end you will be thankful for the experience. Those couple of years are going to seem like a major fail in your life, but just remember that it's impossible to fail if you're trying.
 
There's also another guy in your life, one that you've been dating since your senior year of high school. He's a year older than you, and very talented in his life's calling. He's an all around good guy, and he's going to be crazy about you. You will date for more than four years, and somewhere along the way things aren't going to seem right anymore. He's going to ask you to marry him, and you're going to break his heart. You will feel like the worst person on the planet, and you will wonder if you will ever be forgiven. I have to tell you, please don't beat yourself up over this. You have to remember, it's okay to change things for the betterment of yourself...even if it involves a really tough decision. God will always tell you when something isn't right, and situations will always improve in the end.
 
When you're 20 years old, you will move to Tallahassee to begin your junior year of college at The Florida State University. That first year is going to be really difficult. You will be in a new place, you won't really know anyone, and you will work a job that makes you crazy. You're going to stay really stressed out, and even contemplate moving back home. But you won't, because you're stronger than that. You're stronger than you give yourself credit for. Always keep that it mind. Things will change dramatically in your senior year. You will get a better job. You will rush a Christian sorority and meet a ton of new friends. You will grow to absolutely love FSU, and Tallahassee in general.
 
Your senior year won't be all smiles though. Your Grandpa will be diagnosed with lung cancer, and his battle will only last a few months before he passes away. Your family is going to suffer, and you're going to hate being in a different city while having to deal with it. No one in your family has ever died before this point, so your world is going to fall apart a little. It will be the most difficult months of your life, and it will take a long time to come to terms with what happened. You will still cry every time you think a lot about your Grandpa, but that in itself is a blessing, because it proves that he was a great influence in your life.
 
Life will continue to roll on, and everything will continue to change. You will graduate from FSU, get a full time job in Tallahassee, and begin your adult life there. I see that doubtful look on your face...you're going to be successful, I promise. You're even going to meet another guy, a highly successful young man. He's going to be a perfect God-loving gentleman, and you're going to feel like he has to be in your life. You will be friends for a long time first, but you will eventually become much more. He's going to make you smile more than you've ever smiled in your life, and you're going to realize why it never worked out with anyone else. You're going to need him, and he's going to need you. You will know the relationship is going to be nothing less of a God send.
 
I don't want to lead you to believe that life is going to turn out perfectly, because if you learn anything in the next 12 years it will be the exact opposite. Even at the age of 23, you will wonder where life is going to lead you next. You are very impatient, and I can tell you from experience that that isn't something that will change! :p I can't tell you the secret to life, because I have come to realize that there is no such thing. Life isn't a problem you can solve...it's one that you have to take step by step. It's a journey that can only be taken day by day. You have to learn to love and appreciate the good, but you also have to learn to cherish the bad, because without it, how would you even know the difference between the two?
 
Stay true to your family...love your friends. Live an active, fun-filled life. Live a life that will be pleasing to God. Don't ever let yourself be miserable because you're too afraid of what you have to go through in order to become happy. Travel, read books, and suck up every opportunity that comes your way. You really are so much more than you think you are. Please remember that.
 
Love,
Your 23-Year-Old Self

Wee Bits of Encouragement

Hey y'all.
 
It's late, my brain hasn't been functioning very well today, and I don't really have much to talk about, so tonight I will keep things short and sweet and leave you with what may be the most important piece of advice you have received since...ever.
 
 
You're welcome.
 
:)
 


Never.

There comes a time (or many times, actually) in every young woman's life during which some sad facts have to be faced.
 
Do you ever have one of those days where you find yourself referring to the past a lot? Like, "Oh...high school was so great. Those were the days." *Insert daydream about being 16 here.*
 
I had one of those days today. This made me think about some things that may be a little hard to accept. Here are a few things I'm trying my hardest to understand.
 
Number one.
I will never have a summer vacation. Ever. Again.
Is this not the most depressing thought you can have in life? Remember those days when you were still living at home, and had no job, so when school was out for the summer you literally had three months of free time to do whatever the heck you wanted? You could sleep until noon. You could wear your pajamas all day. You wore your bathing suit for a week straight because you were at the pool so much. Where are these times? Now, unless you're a teacher, you're lucky to get five days off a year.
 
Number two.
The Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, and the Spice Girls are never getting back together.
Unless a miracle occurs.
My roommates and I were listening to iTunes on shuffle and The Backstreet Boys came on. Such joy came into my life. Then the song ended, and the joy was gone.
N'Sync, I just want you to know that you're break-up literally "tore up my heart."
Okay, now I'm just sound cheesy and crazy.
 
 
Number three.
Lizzie McGuire. The Amanda Show. Boy Meets World. Even Stevens. Doug.
There will just never be any shows that compare with these.
Yeah, they're making the new Girl Meets World show...but don't get too excited. It won't be the same.
Of course, I will still watch it and hope for the best.
 
 
Number four.
I have to wear real clothes for life now.
You know those high school and college days where you wake up feeling a little lazy, so you just throw on the jeans you wore yesterday and the first t-shirt in your stack? Oh, and flip flops.
That was my favorite.
Sometimes you could even get away with wearing sweatpants.
Now, not only do we have to wake up at 6 AM to go sit at a desk for nine hours, but we also have to wear...*gulp*...business casual clothing.
WHY?
 
Number five.
My parents will never pay for my gas again.
Well, I won't say never. Maybe they will give me the occasional birthday money that I will then turn around and use for gas.
But it's just not the same.
And gas is expensive. Really expensive.
It took $51.00 to fill up my car today.
Mommy...please pay for my gas.
 
I'm thinking about making this kind of a weekly blogging topic. Because I have a lot of things like this I could talk about.
 
Maybe it could even eventually lead to a linkup of some sort! That could be fun.
 
 


First Things First

I'm joining the party a little late today...but I still wanted to do it even if it is happening literally the last 30 minutes of April 9. I have had a busy evening. As soon as I got off work I drove to campus for the FSU baseball game with John. I got home from that around 9:30, let one of my friends try on some dresses to borrow, and then spent about an hour and a half filling out three job applications for positions that look promising. So bam, here I am at 11:30...but a blog post is still happening!
 
First Things First
 
I always look forward to this link-up with my fellow Florida girl Halie. Make sure to go check her and her co-hosts out and answer the fun questions yourself!
 
This week's topics:
 
1. First Pinterest project or recipe you attempted.
I'm going to be honest, I pin a million things on Pinterest, but the only things I ever actually try out are recipes. The first thing I remember making was this Reese's peanut butter bread for my dad around Christmas time in 2011. It was good, but not quite as delicious as I was hoping.
 
 
2. First random song that pops up on your iTunes or Pandora.
Does iHeart Radio count? Because I remember the first song that came on when I fired it up at work this morning was "The Sound" by Switchfoot. Love that song, and LOVE that band.
 
3. First product you use in the shower.
Shampoo. Always shampoo. The kind does vary though, depending on what I'm doing with my hair that day. If I plan to straighten it (which is rare), I use the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette shampoo. If I plan to let my hair do it's messy, wavy thing (which is pretty much every day), I use the Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly shampoo...which smells like heaven. I then follow up with corresponding conditioner and move on to the rest of my shower routine.
 
I wrote this post a lot quicker than I expected to! Which...is a good thing, because I need to go to sleep. Tomorrow is another day full of opportunity!
 
Sweet dreams, blog friends.
 
 

Florida Beach Weekends

Good morning, and happy Monday!

Today is the last day of my much anticipated four-day weekend, and I'm trying not to be sad. However, it has been an amazing weekend, and I feel so blessed that I was able to take two paid days off of work for a much needed mini vacation. 

I was out of town this weekend for a beach trip! I'm really not sure there is any better place to live than Florida. You can wake up in one place and not have to drive more than a couple of hours to reach some of the prettiest beaches out there. We went to Panama City Beach with John's Christian Medical Association group. We stayed in a really nice beach house, and just had a great weekend relaxing and being in the Word.  Here is a quick recap! Unfortunately, I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked. Sometimes you just don't want to stop and sacrifice a lot of time...even though now I wish I would have taken more!

Friday morning I slept in a little, then woke up and finished packing. I also had to make a quick trip to Walmart to pick up a couple of last minute trip items. After I was finished packing, I just waited around for John to come pick me up. He had one of his exams that morning (he passed everything! :) ), so it was about 12:30 before we got to leave. 

The quickest way to PCB from Tallahassee is to hop on Interstate 10, but we decided to drive down the coast for the sake of scenery. It's absolutely beautiful driving through all of the quaint little beach towns on the Gulf coast. I also had a handsome chauffeur. ;)


When we arrived that afternoon, we all just hung out at the house and ate dinner. Then we decided to head out and play some mini golf! We split up into three teams of three, and I'm pretty sure my team lost, but that's alright! It was still fun, ha ha. I even made a hole-in-one on one! Back at the house, we played guys vs. girls Taboo, and the girls won!

Saturday morning we had breakfast, and then spent a couple of hours doing a Bible study and just discussing where we are at in our walks with God. It was nice to sit down and do that, and one of the best Bible studies I have participated in. It's always nice to hear the perspectives of others. We then headed to the beach, and spent most of the day there just laying in the sun and playing bocce ball on the beach. We played girls vs. guys, and the girls barely lost! It was a gorgeous day, although still a bit too chilly to enjoy being in the water. We did spend a little time in the hot tub back at the house though, which was very relaxing.


Saturday evening we drove over to a delicious pizza place called Jordano's for dinner, and then came back to the house and watched a little bit of final four basketball. John and I also took a trip down to Pier Park to walk around and get some ice cream from Kilwin's. Pier Park is such a neat place, but it stays very crowded with tourists. We all went to bed early that night due to exhaustion from being in the sun all day, ha ha. 



Sunday morning we headed out early to get back to Tallahassee. The weekend went by so fast, but it was a nice little getaway, and I got a really good start on my tan for this summer. When we got back to Tally I went to lunch and the pool with Amber, then showered and went to see Jurassic Park in IMAX 3D with John. It was awesome, by the way! I have watched that movie a million times, but seeing it on the big screen still made me anxious the entire time!

So, here I am on my final day of my self-proclaimed mini spring break. I'm about to shower and take Amber some lunch to her office, then I'm going shopping for a new laptop with my tax return money. I have been borrowing this laptop from my family for months now, so I can't wait to get my own again! I'm thinking too about maybe going to watch a movie by myself. I really just want to make the most of today. 

I hope you all had an equally great weekend, and I will talk to you soon! 

I am linking this post up for Sami's Weekend Shenanigans!


Four Days Off Baby

Is it just me, or does laundry take twice as long to dry when you are waiting until it's finished to go to sleep?

I'm trying to pack...and in order to do that laundry is a must, because of course everything I need is in the dirty clothes. 

I really shouldn't be complaining though...because guess where I'm going this weekend? 

THE BEACH! I am so excited. This Florida girl can't wait to spend some time on the coast. Fun, sun, and no work for the next four days. What could be better?

See you guys in a few days...with lots of pictures in tow! :)

Have a great weekend!


Easter and Such

Sorry my weekend recap is going up so late! I typically try to get it up earlier, but after work things just went in a different direction. I got the urge earlier today to rearrange and reorganize my room, so that's exactly what I did when I got home and I am loving it. I then spent the rest of the night doing roomie shenanigans with Amber and Alyssa, which basically translates to laughing at bad TV, complaining about work and homework, and making burnt chocolate chip pancakes. I wouldn't trade these nights for the world though. 

So, let's get to the weekend summary!

Friday night I made breakfast for dinner and the roomies and I had the guys over for food and games. We played Werewolf, which is a version of the card game Mafia...if you know what that is. I had never played before, but it was fun! Just like any other card game though, I didn't win. I have the most terrible luck when it comes to cards!

I slept in on Saturday! It was glorious. When I woke up Amber and I went to Publix to buy stuff for the next day's Easter dinner. It took a while, because we were preparing a feast, basically. After grocery shopping we went to the pool and soaked up some sun for a couple of hours. Goodness know this white Florida girl needed it! I need a little color for this weekend's upcoming beach trip! After the pool we got pedicures, and then I came home and laid around for a while, then showered and ran some errands. I also found a new bathing suit for the beach...finally! That night I made sour cream biscuits for dinner the next day. (You can see the recipe for these in my previous post!)

Sunday was Easter of course! I put on a springy outfit and went to church, which was great. When we got back home we cooked up a storm! Let me tell you...we had so much food; ribs, beef brisket, homemade macaroni and cheese, biscuits, corn on the cob, potatoes, brussell sprouts, mushrooms...everything! Ha ha. Everyone ate a lot, and we still had a ton of leftovers! Besides grubbing, we spent the majority of the time outside in the sun playing games of cornhole...very competitive games if I may say so! Ha ha. I even accidentally elbowed Amber in the lip...it was intense! Needless to say, my team never won a game. :p

Here are a couple of pictures. Sorry for the quality...I really don't know what has happened to my camera! It's just not working worth a hoot anymore!



Sweet dreams, blog friends!