June 29, 2011

just talking.

Is it sad that my almost 3 year old can wear a 24 month dress but my 11 month old needs 18-24 months clothing? Ha! :) We tried K's 4th of July dress on from last year to see what alterations we needed to make, but it fit perfectly! It was a little long last year but it looks great this year! No changes need to be made! Sweet:) Now I just have to find T something to wear (since it IS his birthday, too) so I can take their pictures for the 4th. 

I still can't believe my baby will be 1 on the 4th and my baby girl will be 3 on the 11th!!! Time flies by way too fast. Craziness.

K modeling her tutu I made for their birthday party

Leaving to see Cars 2! Her first movie theater experience:)
I haven't taken much pictures lately. Sad face:( I know that will change this weekend though. Ha!

June 28, 2011


Is it horrible that, as a stay at home mother, I feel worthless? 

I feel that even though I clean, do laundry, cook, give baths, etc, I'm not contributing to anything. Even if it makes more sense financially for me to stay home while I go to school, I still feel like in everyone else's eyes, I'm not good enough. Or I'm lazy for not working. 
Well, if I could find a FULL TIME job that didn't only pay for daycare, then I would be jumping right on that. Believe me. But for now, until I get my career, I'm going to be a SAHM. Even if that means we can't have much or do much of anything. Even if that makes me feel like I'm a worn out old maid. 
And it's not my kids. They aren't the problem. I love them more than the air I breathe. It's just the feeling of un-accomplishment.

I feel like an outsider to the world. I feel like I'm not doing what's best for my family, even though it is. I feel worthless. There's no other word to put it.

So for you SAHM's out there, what do you do for yourself to make you feel better? What do you do to feel like your being a SAHM means something?

*sigh* Maybe it's just me.

Rainy Day

Stormy here in Tennessee. I like it.

[side note: I would not like the rain if I had to get out in it. But I don't. So I like it:) ]

I started making my daughter's tutu last night & I'm halfway done. I just got tired of cutting tulle lol. It's looking awesome so far! I'm pretty sure I could start making money off these:) But I doubt I will sell them right now.

I had to change my classes at school today. *sigh* I had to change one class to online and the other class to a night class. 

I'm so ready for change. Better change. I'm tired of living like this. I know it's going to be rough. It's been rough. But that's why I'm going to school. To make things better. So my children can have better. 
So I can shop whenever I want. :) I know we may never be "rich" but I want to be comfortable and not worry so much.

Here's to the future <3

June 26, 2011

unfaithful blogger award goes to me.

I have not been a very faithful blogger & I apologize:(

I just haven't felt the urge to write! Horrible - I know.  But here's a catch up, if you will.

We took K to see Cars 2 Friday night. It was her first "movie theater" experience. She LOVED it. She ate all her little kiddie pack of popcorn and M&M's (of course)! She laughed so loud at the Toy Story short film in the beginning lol. It was adorable:) I felt so proud to be making that memory with her:) 

I went shopping at Hobby Lobby (LOVEEEE) with the bestie Saturday for the kids' birthday supplies. I got most of everything I needed but it was kind of hectic so I still need to do some shopping. But with just the 2 of us and a total of 5 kids under the age of 3, it would be strange if it WASN'T hectic lol! I'm stressing about this party. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE planning parties. Any kind of party. But I get overwhelmed. And sometimes our budget (or the lack thereof lol) doesn't agree with my ideas:( But I think I can make do. 
I also dropped my phone down the toilet last night:( Verizon loves me. 

I will hopefully feel more "blogginess" tomorrow. For now, I leave you with these adorable "grand-dogs" of mine! lol:) My Lucy girl has 5 PRECIOUS babies! And they are all girls!

June 23, 2011

a day in the life of...

"owl" cookie!

rainbow cookie!

I decided to be sophisticated and drink out of a wine glass because I'm officially a college student:)

Love this girl

Never a dull moment<3

crazy little man

My drama queen. Always ready for a photo shoot:)

Thing 1 & Thing 2

This is how my hair ends up. Every. Day.

I'm going back to school!

Yayy! I am officially a college student...again. This time I will go for more than a semester:) I'm going for Teaching K-6. I registered for my classes today! I'm super excited and proud of myself. In 3-4 years, I will graduate and have a CAREER! Wow! No more struggling. No more financial worries. I'm going to be somebody. And I'm ready:)

June 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

photo op! And sleeping baby in the back.

Crafting with Mommy:)

The start of the kids' birthday banner! (excuse the glue spot on the ear...this one won't be used lol)

Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday!

Ten on Tuesday

1. What's the perfect meal? 
-Well, in my house, the perfect meal is anything that isn't burnt. ha! But seriously, I would have to say my Mama's spaghetti, some cheese toast, and gooey chocolate chip cookies for dessert would be MY perfect meal.

2. What are the perfect pair of shoes?
-Black stilettos. Every woman should own a pair. 
3. What is the perfect afternoon?
-When BOTH children take a nap. At the same time, of course. ha! 

4. What's the perfect house?
-ah. One may never know lol. My idea of a perfect house would be a small 2 story house in the country with a huge wrap-around porch, a white picket fence, an old-timey barn, 3-4 bedrooms, a seperate dining room, huge kitchen, and a pool:)
No. I'm not picky. 

5. What's the perfect outfit?
-If you know, please tell me. I'm the least fashionable person. Ever. I'm usually in t-shirts and jeans. But I do love sundresses. I think they are so simple but beautiful.

6. What's the perfect wedding song?
-Feels Like Home. We played that in our wedding :)

7. What's the perfect job?
-Doing something you LOVE and getting paid for it. Also, a SAHM. But that gets a little old sometimes. Just sayin....

8. What's the perfect hairstyle?
-I love the tiny french braid in bangs. I think that's super cute. I also like the inverted bob (on some people) but I could never pull it off. My face is too fat. ha!

9. What's the perfect music festival?
-I have no clue, being that I've never been to one. I know, I'm a loser. ha!

10. What's the perfect day to yourself?
-Sleep when I want to. Catch up on my DVR's. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.

June 20, 2011

New Title! Same Me!

So I changed the title of my blog:) 

I do!

I think it fits me. I'm a Southern Tennessee girl who loves sweet tea, front porches, and summer nights. So yeah, Tennessee Honey.

Also, the web address has changed to
nevermind...I figured it would be easier to keep the same web address. So its

I hope ya'll like it!

now if only I can find someone who is awesome at html and can help me change my post titles & blog buttons into pretty-ness.

Time for a change?

I'm thinking of changing my blog title. Can I do that? Nothing else about my blog would change. I will still talk about my boring life [ :) ]. Just the title would change. I want something that represents "me" more......hmmmm. I have a perfect title in mind.

What do you think??!!

In the meantime, I just made some cookies & I'm waiting to decorate them! YUMM!

smiley face:)

What keeps me busy during summer time?

These two. Well, they keep me busy year round....ha!
Also, this summer is apparently the summer we became nomads. We will be moving twice. In a two month period. 



And then there's the given - swimming, going to the river, and weekend grilling time:)

June 18, 2011

I hate asking....

but could you kindly vote for my daughter and my husband in the Facebook contest from Izzy B Samples?!

You have to "like" Izzy B Samples first, then go to the Daddy and Me Contest Album and find the picture below
and "like" it! The contest ends Wednesday at 3PM CST. 

Thank you SO much! I really want to win a shirt for my baby girl! :)

ps - Izzy B has some SUPER cute appliqued shirts for boys and girls!

pss [lol] - If you ever need the favor returned, I will be more than happy to help out! Just let me know!

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday! 

I'm not going to be doing my weekend blog hop this weekend. I probably won't be doing it until/if I build up some more followers! I might start a meme though. I like those:)

I hope everyone has a great weekend! And a wonderful Father's Day to all those Dad's out there!

<3 Lauren

June 17, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday:)

Be sure to link back up with Lauren @ the little things we do!

1. The last movie I saw was Devil. It was okay. It was, in my opinion, one of the better movies by M. Night however-you-spell-it. ha!

2. I want to sleep for like 3 days straight. I don't know why I'm so tired all the time. I'm too young to be tired.

3. Surprises are sweet:) I love them. But only if they are good surprises...I don't like being scared :/

4. The best accessory is a smile :) and earrings. Even if it's just studs.

5. My favorite warm drink is coffee. With sugar and liquid cream [not powder...ew.]

6. Currently loving vintage stuff and looking at made-over furniture:) I love when people take "trash" and turn it into beautiful home decor!!

June 16, 2011

The Kids' Birthday! [planning]

I'm a party planning fool. 

My children's birthdays are exactly a week apart. K turns 3 July 11th and T turns 1 July 4th:) Since they are so close together, we decided to just go ahead and have one big party for the both of them. 

The theme will be Mickey and Minnie Mouse:)
I might attempt to make these...
My sister-in-law makes cakes [I'm super lucky lol]. This is the inspiration:
Minus the number on top. I'm going to try to find Mickey & Minnie figurines to go on top.
I made the invitation:) You can find that here. I am picking them up Saturday!

I'm ordering K & T's shirt applique from this etsy shop. Sooooo cute!

AH! Too cute! [I will make some without bows for the boys]
I can't wait to show ya'll the actual party!!! Only a few more weeks! haha:)

Smart and Trendy Moms

A garden for me? I think so!

After passing a grape vineyard yesterday, my daughter says "Mommy! Look! A garden!". I then begin to tell her that our new house has a garden [a grape vine] just like that. She tells me she wants to plant a garden with tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. :) 

Well, obviously bananas are out of the question, but I think she has a great idea! I have always wanted a garden, but never had anywhere to put one until now.

I would love to plant some blackberries and cucumbers, too!

June 15, 2011

Not so wordless Wednesday

This is how we spent today

Now for the blabbing...

So you know how we just moved into our new [rental] house about 3 weeks ago? Well, we are moving again. 

But I think I'm at peace with it now. It's going to be financially better on us. That way I can focus on school without having to work. 
Its an old house in the country.
And I love old houses in the country:)
Its surrounded by a corn field and has a huge yard, a fireplace [that doesn't work but is still gorgeous], a beautiful view from the kitchen window, and a floored attic.

Oh, and a big front porch:)
I LOVE big front porches. 
[especially ones with swings]

There ARE some downsides though but nothing too major.
-Green carpet in the living room. [blahhhhhh]
-window units and gas furnaces.
-paneling in the bedrooms......

*side note* There are 3 things I hate the most
1. Moving
2. Puking
3. Paneling.

We will be renting from my FIL's family so I'm hoping they will let us "ahem" redecorate. :)

June 14, 2011

Hoo Are You?

Be sure to link back up at Night Owl Crafting!

1. What is you favorite summertime snack?  Fresh tomatoes. I love it. On a sandwhich; plain with some salt; I don't care! I love tomatoes!
2. Do you tan at all? (tanning bed, outside, spray, etc) If I have time to take the kids to the pool, that's where I will get my tan.
3. What is your favorite activity to do outside? Swim. Or sit on the front porch with some fruity drinks:)
4. Do you recycle? Sadly no:(
5. How hot is it where you live today? It's 84 degrees right now...which is A LOT cooler than it's been all week!

Telephone Tree Tuesdays [linky party]

Be sure to link back up at Fortune Favors the Brave with Sarah!
For the whole week (assuming you have a phone with a camera - if not, use your regular camera), take pictures of what your daily life is, take pictures of random things (People of Walmart, anyone?), etc. Then each Tuesday, make a blog post with a collection of those pictures, grab a button. Then LINK UP HERE :) Visit other bloggers and see what their week was like!
She claimed this was an accident... :P

This doesn't happen very often so I had to capture the moment:)

This is what happens when Yo Gabba Gabba comes on...oh boy...

My two fat men lol!! :P

The theme is set:)

I told ya'll I was creative! lol:)

The hubbs and I have decided to go ahead and do our kids birthday party together since they are only a week apart anyways. The theme will be Mickey & Minnie Mouse! :) I'm super excited! I made their bday invites, too. It's nothing really fancy but I'm proud of it lol.

I edited out the phone numbers and place lol. I don't need no crazy stalkers ya know:)

June 13, 2011

Just an Update on my life:)

Since I haven't been faithful to my blogging here lately from being without internet [grr] I will catch up a little.

The Kids
Kenzie is her normal weird self lol. She cracks me up. But she is also discovering her "wild" side. She likes to test me to see how far she can go without me exploding. We are working on a way that will work with disciplining. So far standing in the corner seems to work. She hates that. :) Her favorite movie (this week haha) is The Little Mermaid. She goes around humming "Part of that World" ALL. DAY. LONG. But I do have to say, she's a pretty good little singer to be almost 3! Oh my baby will be 3 next month!!! I can't believe it:( Next year she will start Preschool!! :( 

Tucker is walking!!! He is doing so good:) He has been walking for about 2 weeks now. He says dada, daddy, mama, ball, bye-bye, baba [as in bottle], uh-oh, yeah, and his favorite - Stop. He must hear that one a He knows what NO means [even though he throws a fit or cries but still tries to do what I told him not to.]. He knows what "night-night" means and what bite means. I have FINALLY found something he doesn't like to eat. Scrambled eggs. Seriously, this boy has not found ONE thing he didnt' like to eat until yesterday! He's my big boy:) I can't believe he will be a year old in 3 weeks!

The New House
We moved. Yay! It's in the same town, just in the city. I love it. I think the country is beautiful but I just can't live in it...unless I had my dream house lol. Anyways, I love our new house! There are a few things different but I can get over it:)
  • There is no carport:( I will miss that on rainy days lol.
  • The kids are sharing a room but mostly by choice. The house is "3" bedrooms but one of the rooms is the first room you walk into from the porch! I wouldn't want anyone walking into someone's bedroom...that would be weird lol. So we made the first room into an office/den area. I love it:)
  • There is only one bathroom (but it's huge.) BUT, the only way to get to the bathroom is to walk through either the kids room or the master bedroom! It's like a Jack & Jill bathroom I guess. That just means I have to keep my room clean. Eh. 
  • There is a huge utility room that was added on. Only the dryer is in there for some strange reason. The washer is in the kitchen. But it's kind of hidden so it's ok.
  • The utility room is going to be made into the kids playroom! I'm so excited about that:)
  • The kitchen is huge! BUT, it has hardly any cabinet space:( We are going to have to get a pantry to keep the food in.
  • The backyard is huge!! But it's not fenced in:(
I'm so glad we found this house!!

It's a dark place.

I have this bad feeling that instead of going to an old folks home when I get old, I'm going to be put in a looney bin. I think about things that I'm afraid no one else thinks about. I think I might be crazy.

I cry a lot thinking about my babies. What if something happened to me? Would someone know how to love them like I do? Would they know our silly games we play? Or that Kenzie is the sweetest, most beautiful little girl in the world who has a huge and pure heart? Or that Tucker is a Momma's boy and likes to be sung to (preferably Simple Man)? Will they know that kissing Kenzie's boo-boos makes her tears stop instantly? Can someone possibly love my babies as much as I do? I know there are people that love them SO much in their lives. But they only have one Mother. Only one person who carried them for 9 months; who loved them from that first "positive". 

I also get super sad when I see old people by themselves. I think, that will be Kenzie one day. She will be a little old woman. And I won't be there. No one will be there. I hope she has someone to take good care of her and listen to her. [I'm crying right now...ugh.....].

So I think now I'm officially a lunatic. I dwell too much on what might happen [and mostly the sad things] rather than seeing a bright future. I just want my babies to be my babies forever. I want to freeze time and stay this way. My children are my world. Without them I have nothing. 

ok...I'm done with my crazy ranting..

June 10, 2011

Stopping By Saturdays [Weekend Blog Hop #2]

Ok I decided to go ahead and host the blog hop:)

 This hop will last tonight (Friday) through Sunday night! Be sure to link the button back to this hop! Have a great weekend everyone! 
ps - I can't figure out how to let you grab the button on my post (other than right-clicking then properties) but I do have the code on my left side bar on my page!  (See?). You are more than welcome to use that one:) sorry!


We FINALLY have internet again after not having it for 2 weeks!! EEEEK! I was going crazy. I feel so lost to the world without it lol....sad huh?

Well we have been in the new house for about 2 or so weeks and I love it! I'm still working on getting things situated and stuff but it's getting there:) 

SO SORRY I couldn't host the weekend blog hop these past two weekends!! It's kinda hard to do without internet..... :) And I'm not for sure if I will be able to host it tonight. BUT, if anyone is willing to sort of co-host it with/for me that would be awesome! Just email me and let me know! It starts tonight at 6pm.

Got to get back to organizing this house!