The Hartland: January 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

10 Day Blogger Challenge- 4 Books

I love love love to read.. when I have TIME! Ugh, so much is always going on. Maybe this should be another resolution of mine.. Anyway, 4 books!

1. THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY! Oh. My. Goodness. I can't say enough good things about this book. I was hooked from the moment I started. I know tons of people who will agree with me on this one.

2. The Help- I really really want to read this before I watch the movie. It's one of those things where if I don't read it before, I wont after. I just know myself :)

3. One for the money- This book made me laugh and it was so good! I have been slacking on the whole series though. Gonna go see the movie Sunday!

4. Crazy Love- Such a great book! It digs deep and is a very thought provoking read.

Monday, January 16, 2012

10 Day Blogger Challenge- 5 Foods

First of all... Happy Motivation Monday! Go to Tone it Up and check out the challenge for today! I did it and loved it!

Before you look at these pictures, I want to say I'm sorry. Maybe looking at this will give you motivation to NOT eat these things, and go for a jog instead? Looking at it won't make you fat.. no worries. Colleen, if you are reading, I think you know what these pictures are called ;)

Anyway, these are some of my favorites!

1. Sushi- I love the deep fried even though its probably horrible for you!

2. Moe's- I am so obsessed it isn't funny. Tyler and I try to stick to the once a month Moe's trip. We went last week.. so yeah, probably not going to make it to Feb. before our next trip!

3. Chocolate.... yeah, I love it. Actually eating M&M's now.. dang  that isn't on the wedding diet is it?

4. Olive Garden Salad! Yummy stuff right there!

5. Panera Bread Mac & Cheese- It is the best!!  Fattening I'm sure...

I'm SO glad I don't eat this stuff everyday! The lesson for today is just to look at this, drool then walk away. Go grab a carrot or have a protein shake. You will thank me later!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

10 day Blog Challenge- 6 places

1. Australia- Loved it! I want to go back!!

2. The Grand Canyon- hover round, hover round! but seriously, if I don't go soon, that could be me in the next commercial!

3. The lake.. always fun.. never a dull moment

4. Bora Bora... just once I want to go. Maybe with this Dave Ramsey course, I can make this one possible.

5. WKU- I will forever love this place. I would never pay again for the crappy education I got (wasn't all crap) but I suggest it to everyone for the great times I had and great friends that will forever be there for me... and OPA! True friends I can trust :)

6. Bardstown Ky- such a cute town full of interesting places and nice people. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

10 day Blog Challenge- 8 Fears & 7 Wants

Doing two in one today... I'm behind!

8 Fears

1. Failure
2. Creepy Crawly things
3. Ghost stories
4. Loss
5. Birth 
6. Public Speaking
7. Cancer
8. People chasing me

7 Wants

1. House
2. Go back to school- graphic design or wedding coordinator 
3. PUG
4. World Peace... seriously
5. A hot Bod-- working on that
6. More time.. for volunteering, travel, crafts etc.
7. Children, not now but I guess being able to have them is what I want.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

10 Day Blog Challenge- 9 Loves

1. God- Without God I would be lost. I sin as much as the next person, but he forgives and its through grace I'm saved & through faith that I believe!

2 PUGS- Oh my goodness, I am so obsessed its sad. I go to pugapalooza every year for goodness sake. Who does that? Me. The crazy lady that doesn't even own a pug yet.

3. Friends & Family- This is a given but seriously, I have the best friends and family and I'm sooooo grateful for all of them :)

4. Tyler- he is my one and only. So excited to marry him in T-minus 290 days!

5. Being girly- It would stink to be a guy.

6. SWEETS- yep, I have a sweet tooth. All in moderation.

7. Creating-  love looking at ideas, making things, coming up with new ways to design etc. LOVE it.

8. The beach- I dream about clear water and white sand. That is my goal for the honeymoon... finding that spot.

9. Technology- its fascinating, efficient and addicting all in one. I wouldn't know what to do without my computer and phone. I do need to ease up a little and be one with nature. Thats what going to Tylers hometown is for. ;)

Monday, January 9, 2012

I see you as my... BRIDESMAID!


From the very beginning, I wanted to do something special for my bridesmaids. Some knew they were going to be one from the start, others were surprised! I had so much fun creating and putting these little boxes together but I had even more fun giving them to the girls.. check it out below! (Thanks pinterest for the initial idea!)

Sorry for all the pictures but I needed to get everyone in there!! I LOVE MY GIRLS! They have been there for me through so much and I can't wait to have them stand beside me OCT. 27th!!