New Project = New Hobby= New Career Move??

So, this all started Friday when Mary and I got all nostalgic... we were looking through old pics and came across some of our favs from spring break Junior year.  We decided to print these for ourselves and frame them... aren't they cute?

So, then while sitting at Sonic enjoying our sparking strawberry lemonades (1/2 off - happy hour!!) we decided to spend our afternoon enhancing our craft skills!  We decided to create a cute way to display our jewelry.  

Step 1: Choose a picture frame, get rid of the glass and backing, pick a paint color and GO!

Make sure the paint is very dry before moving on to the next steps!

Step 2:  Cut screen to size and place on the back side of the frame.

**Caution we had to use a staple gun (thanks Jesse!) to apply the screen.**

First time staple gun user!!!

And make sure to get our your glamour hammer to ensure that the staples are in place.  ;)

Trim the edges of the screen to fit.

Step 3:  Use a drill (thanks Jesse!) with caution, and with a very small bit, drill holes along the bottom of the frame.

Then screw hooks in place for necklaces!

Step 4:  Apply wall hanger to the back.

Now we are ready for the next steps!

Step 5:  Choose beads for decoration.

Using a hot glue gun (with caution), glue the beads to the frame however you like!

Finished product:

And voila!  A cute, handmade way to display your jewlery!

New Project = New Hobby = New Career Move?  What do YOU think???

Love AC and Mary


Half Marathon

So... I'm thinking about doing it... training for a half marathon.  Am I CRAZY???  It's something I have wanted to do in my lifetime, so why not do it now, right?  I've done a few 5ks, but this is a whole new level.  I'm being coerced into doing the Disney Princess Half in February, but I think I would like to (either instead or in addition to) run the St. Jude Half Marathon in Memphis on December 4 -- one day before my birthday!  I know I have plenty of time to train.... thanks to Becca, I now have a schedule, which starts on Monday.

I'm not sure why I am blogging about this... maybe it's because if I throw this out here on the internet for the whole world my faithful readers to see, I will have some accountability.  Maybe it's because I'm thinking like a crazy person and I need someone to wake me up.  Anyways, we'll see what happens come Monday!


Photo Update

I do believe that I am WAY over due for a photo update!  After busy weekends, I can't wait to share fun photos on the blog, but then Monday rolls around and work gets busy, and then I'm out of town for work, and then before I know it, another week has passed and I'm on to another weekend. While I am happy that the days are so busy and are flying by, its time to catch you up on what I have been up to!

Chattannooga/Cleveland, TN
A few weekends ago, Jesse and I met up in Cleveland to visit my sister, brother-in-law and neice as well as to see each other! 

Hanging out in Chattanooga:

If you know the joke about us getting a great dane, then you'll know why it was funny that we ran into a statue of one that day!

Art Museum

Awesome wall of mirrors!  We played in front of this like little kids!

The next day we went to Fall Creek Falls, got some hiking in and saw some beautiful waterfalls!

Ashlyn looking at the waterfall

Madison, MS
Here are a few photos from Anna's bridal shower at my parent's house a few weekends ago:

Mary's presentation skills:

Some food favorites:
Fruit with dip (strawberry cream cheese, marshmellow cream and cool whip!)

Cheesecake bites (original, turtle, and raspberry swirl)

Mini BLT bites (cracker, mayo, bacon, green onions, parm, parsley, tomato, cracked pepper)

The girls!

Greenwood, MS
I only have one picture from this but last week I got to spend one day at the Viking Cooking School! We held a healthy cooking class called "The Other Side of Fried."  I honestly think my dream job would be to teach cooking classes here!  I have some amazing recipes that we taught at the class.  Maybe I'll put them on here some day!

Gulf Shores, AL
This past weekend, I visited Gulf Shores for the Moon Face Gang Reunion.  We had an amazing time visiting with family!  Here are pics of some of my favorite people in the world!

Meet Ashlyn-  She is a fun little girl that never stops! She loves her cousins and wanted to spend every moment of the weekend with them. She loves flowers and her Nana.  She is 3 and belongs to Kristian and George.

Meet Hamilton- Hamilton is the most responsible kid I know!  He is always concerned about what he is doing next, loves soccer, and played in the lagoon the entire weekend!  He is 8 (almost 9) and belongs to Jennifer and Travis.

Meet Price-  Price is a fun loving kid with the cutest smile in the world.  Price lost 2 teeth over the weekend!  One in the meat dept at Wal-Mart (eww) and one at Gran and Grandy's.  Price loves baseball and was content swimming the pool all weekend.  He is 7 and belongs to Jennifer and Travis.

Meet John Taylor-  JT has the most beautiful blonde curly hair in the world.  He has the cutest personality and also loves baseball.  He and Grandy invented their own little game of baseball in the pool  and played constantly.  John Taylor is 3 (almost 4) and belongs to Jennifer and Travis.

And finally here's one of the group with Nana/Gran and Grandy.  Mom is Nana to Ashlyn and Gran to the boys.  Grandy is Grandy to all!  They are the best grandparents!

If you are still hanging around, thanks!  I hope to do a better job of keeping things updated. :)



I feel like these days I am just checking things off my list... which means that summer is flying by!!!!

  • Jesse move to N.C. - check! (not that this is a particularly happy thing...)
  • Brian and Becca's wedding - check!
  • Trip to Chattanooga- check!
  • Anna's bachelorette party- check!
  • Jesse coming home to visit- check!
  • Anna's bridal shower- check!
The things that I felt would take forever to get here are here already!  This weekend is especially a busy weekend and I wish I could be in two places at one time... I'll be in Gulf Shores for our HUGE Price family reunion and I am so excited to see all of the family!  And when I say huge, I mean huge... my dad's side of the family is so big! To date our family is made up of 69, but by the end of the summer we will be up to 72... and it keeps growing...  And that's not even really even far off distant cousins or anything, just aunts, uncles, and cousins!  It's always a crazy fun time.  I'm sure we will try to crowd everyone around the pool, because its not looking like we will be able to make it to the beach... thanks, BP.

Also, going on this weekend (and why I wish I could be in 2 places at one time): Stacey and Zach's wedding and Kelley's grand arrival!  Starkville will be a busy place come this weekend full of friends and family.  If only I could teleport... that would help things.

I feel like June will be over before we all know it and then only one more month of Jesse being gone!  We will be moving into a house when he gets home and will hopefully be getting a puppy sometime this fall, so lots for the English Family to look forward to!

Happy Summer!