2.29.2012

Time Out.

I have put myself in time out.
My to-do list for the end of the 9 weeks is 6 miles long.
I have put myself on a blog time-out until my list gets done.
Humph.
For the record I would totaly perfer blogging to the 1578562 grades I have to put in, the 4 tests I have to make and the 65 online boredom sessions... errr I mean training courses I have to do.

Hopefully getting back to blogging will actually motivate me to power though the list!
 WHOO HOO MOTIVATION
but yall will be here when I get back... righhhhhtttttt???
(hopefully I can finish this week and be back on Monday for Smell the Roses, because it ROCKS)


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2.27.2012

Happy First Birthday Tred!

 This is Tred Michael Collins. My favorite 1 year old on the planet. True Life

His mama and I became friends in college, she is one of my dearest friends in this world.



Yesterday was his "real" first birthday, but we celebrated it on Saturday.


NOT only did I get to celebrate with the cutest one year old on the planet but I got to spend the weekend with two of my other BFF's, Stephanie(L) and Katiebeth (rR). Sadly we were missing one GREAT piece of the commune, Tory!
(yes, we call ourselves a commune… its a long story) 


Amy planned the most wonderful "Cardboard Box" Themed party… it was AMAZING!
She decorated with orange and cardboard color, to say it was perfection was an understatement. 

cute banner


 Tred SUPER CUTE cardboard fort cake! 


Sweet Sweet Family!! 



so obsessed with paper straws!!



Great cardboard accents!







The kids ran around, painted and had a grand old time playing in the cardboard city! Such a great party!!


I haven't been to a First birthday in FOREVER so I forgot how WONDERFUL the
 cake smash event is.
Words will not do… so i'll leave it to the pictures
KB wanted to cake smash too...



I mean really? I'm obsessed. If my kids aren't this precious, happy and hilarious I am sending them back. 


Our first picture with Little Bit Collins #2 

Could not possibly love my future ring barer more!
Precious friends + a wonderful one year old= a smashing party

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High Five Friday No. 11

AH I love fridays because…
I get to wear jeans to school
I get to give a test… aka a quite classroom
I get to pretend to do work on my off period
I get to link up with Lauren for High Five Friday


{five}
Girl Scout Cookies
The eighth deadly sin.
No really I have NO SELF control around these little nuggets of goodness. 
Thank GOD they only come around once a year or I would weigh 300lbs.


{four}
Date Night. 
Being in a long distance relationship means that most weekends are "planned".
I got the privilege to spend saturday night unplanned on a little dinner date with my man! So special! 
A little team spirit :)
(This is actually Reese's new apartment.. please notice the napkins, place mats, and center peice… umm whoa! Impressed!)

 {three}
FINALLY got around to getting my hair done… nothing drastic just good OLE BLONDE.
Literally getting my hair done is one of my favorite things :)

{two}
I am crazy-insanely-ridiculously obsessed with Hunger Games. 
I literally could barely put it down to write this post. 
ob-sess-ed. 

{one}
ANNNND of course Valentines Day. 
Reese sent me these beautiful flowers…at school. 
SO SWEET.

He attached a sweet little poem…
"Roses are red, cupid has an arrow
I hope you have a wonderful day, and your kids stay on the
straight and narrow."

umm yeah. swww--eee-ttt

my kiddos also showerd me with love.
It was a great day all around. 

Happy Firdayyyyy Ladies! 
Thanks again Lauren

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High Five Friday No. 12

No. 12!! Wow I can't believe i've been high five-ing with Lauren for 12 weeks… NUTS.
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I am SUPER excited because my bestie is coming in town this weekend and we get to meet up with some of our other besties!!!

This week was well eventful to say the least, some good, some bad, some just simple moments inbetween…

{one}
My first Mardi Gras experience. 
It rained on my parade, no literally, it RAINED on my parade. Poured buckets but we still had SO MUCH FUN. I was cold and soaked but very very happy. I loved that I didn't care my hair looked like a rats nest, my mascara was running down my face and my jeans were plastered to my legs.


Doesn't it look miserably fun?
{two}
College Week
This week has been college week at school. I have been repping my aggie maroon all week! I've had my work cut out for me fighting a sea of burnt orange but I think slowly but surely I am adding more maroon team! 

{thee}
Twitter. 
Have I mentioned how much I love twitter and how much I love my blog friends… 
Hollllllllllllaa jess,emma,brittany,lindsay!!

{four}
Trials. 
I pinned this.
I added this to my Oh! How pinteresting.
I believe this whole heartily.
This week changed my life… it's strange to have something rock your world, but ultimately I am thanking God. He has a plan. Yes, he has a plan. 
[that was way more of me convincing myself than, I thought about leaving this off my "high five" but I am choosing to look at my new life situation as a high]

{five}
Happy Endings/ Modern Family
I mean really the best hour of TV.



HAPPPPYYY FRIDAYYYYYY



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2.25.2012

Charlie Gore: Walking the Blue Line


In September my friend Charlie called me up and asked me to shoot the cover for his upcoming EP. I was stoked. I lived 4 years of my college life under the cloak of his music. It provided a sound track for road trips, late night study sessions and countless other college shenanigans. I was so excited to accept this challenge


This week his EP "Walking the Blue Line" was released this week!
I am so excited to introduce you blog friends to Charlie Gore (iTunes) and his soulful, wonderful, song writer ways!

Here are a few photos from our photoshoot…









and here is it my lovely blog friends your new music obsession Charlie Gore 

Will Tullos design,photos by Meg Cady Scholz Music Charlie Gore







Youtube
Facebook
Twitter
iTunes 

BUY HIS NEW EP!!!! Follow/Tweet/Facebook/iTunes him and tell him you are one of my SC readers he will love you for ever…and I will love you more than I already do!!

I'll be jamming to him to day… JOIN CG PARTY!!


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2.23.2012

From My Kitchen with Love: Balsamic Chicken with Greek Salsa




Balsamic Chicken with Greek Salsa
I don't think I can underestimate my love for greek/mediterian food. Olives, feta… its just so stinking good. 
I had been eating my weight in greek salad lately and wanted to put a spin on the ingredients I was using for the salad. Enter the fresh, flavorful and bright Greek Salsa.
Chicken: 
4 chicken breast
4 tbsp EVOO
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder

Pre heat the oven to 325. Marinate the chicken in balsamic, EVOO and garlic powder mixture.  After marinating place chicken in shallow baking dish bake for 25 minutes. 

Greek Salsa:
1 roma tomato chopped
1/2 cup red onion chopped
1/2 cup green apple chopped
1/2 cucumber chopped
8-10 kalamata olives halved 
2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley 
1 cup feta cheese
1/2 lemon juice
1/3 cup EVOO
1tbls Balsamic Vinegar
salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

Chop and combine all ingredients.

Top chicken with salsa and enjoy. 
Simple, easy, delicious.


Remember I cook for 1 so I ALWAYS have extra... I ate the rest of the salsa for luch with baked pita chips... OMGeee it was so good, letting the salsa marinate for several hours in the fridge made it even better!!

Happy Cooking!
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