Sweet Tea and Southern Living

Monday, May 20, 2013

Last Weekend Before Babies!

This past Saturday was probably the last yard sale day for a while. I did manage to get a few baby gowns and sleepers and I also got....

This acrylic ice bucket for $1. I had the vinyl H which I got from hobby lobby a while ago for  about $2. Not bad for $3 right.

I also got this old rusty galvanized bucket that I can use as a planter for $2

And I got to see my BFF. We hung out for the last time before I become a mommy. We had lunch and did some shopping, she came to see the nursery and we laid around the rest of the day.  

Hubby and I also went to church for the last time as a family of 2. Crazy, I still can't believe it's here! I will be holding 2 babies basically in 2 days!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Its been a week since I have posted... not to worry, no babies yet! HA! It has been a pretty busy few days...
I have been CLEANING the house... like DEEP cleaning... doors, cabinets, behind all the furniture... you name it! It feels great to have such a clean house!

Saturday, I was thrilled to find all this at a yard sale for $5!!! Yes, al of it, bowls, plates and dessert plates, they will come in handy for sure.... plus WAY cheaper then paper!
Sunday was of course, Mothers Day. The soon to be Daddy got me a Hydrangea plant to plant.... (still have to do that). We celebrated with both of our Moms that day.

Selfie on my 1st Mothers Day! 35 weeks preggers (almost 36)

Caleb and I on Mothers Day.

Also on Sunday, I found out that Kim was rushed to the hospital. She was in a lot of pain and her brain was bleeding. I woke up to a call on Monday morning that she had passed. Last night was her visitation and today was the funeral. It is never easy to see friends pass, especially one that was as close to me as Kim was. I am so thankful that she was out living just a few days before and it really makes last Friday that much more special. She wanted to see the babies so bad.... but I know that she is looking at them now, seeing their faces before anyone and not only that... but she is with God, feeling no more pain!
I thought this song was very appropriate for her funeral today. My SIL sang it along with "Come Thou Fount" and they also played "Amazing Grace" and " Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
It was a beautiful celebration of her life... she will definitely be missed. It still doesn't feel real.
I posted this on FaceBook today...
Pretty neat that exactly one week from today I will be holding my sweet little ones and this the verse of the day on my Bible app. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14
and sent this to the Mr.....

It is still unbelievable that there are actually 2 babies!! I hope we are ready!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Shop, Shop, Shop

Yesterday was a busy busy day, I had one of my first experiences at Cosco with my SIL and we did some shopping at TJ's and Target.
Then I went to 2 thrift stores...

Got this sweet outfit for $1.50

This one (brand new with $45 Bailey Boys tag) for $5.

And this one (also brand new with Bailey Boys tag for $45) for $6. It is size 12M so hopefully next spring he can wear it.
Y'all know that I LOVE lanterns! Its become quite a dilemma because I keep telling myself I don't need anymore! They are all over my house...

But when I saw 2 of these (even though they were $20), they had to come home with me. Now to find a spot for them.

And I got another boxwood. I really like the shape of it.
My Sis and I stopped today at a few yard sales, there weren't many, so maybe we will have some luck in the morning, but I did get 2 things...
This cute brand new reindeer car set for $3 (they crack me up) and a RL pillow for $1. Not too bad right?
I also got a cute navy/white strip summer scarf today at Platos for $3 and a pair of really cute leopard print flats for $7! SCORE!
I met my friend Kim today at a tea room for lunch and we celebrated mothers day, she got me a really cute scarf! And tonight I am off to some friends of ours wedding. Busy day!
Now to take a smallish nap or 2... HA!

Monday, May 6, 2013


This is me on my (2nd to) last day of work, I still cant believe I am actually done after a little over 2 years of being here....I am going to miss everyone so much!!!
Random... but my mom snapped this picture of  my Daddy and me having lunch after church on Sunday at Panera.
Also, another random thing....
I have been wanting to make my daddy-to-be a daddy basket for the hospital and today I found these...

I typically am not thrilled with Daddy and Mommy stuff but I thought these were pretty cute, I got 2 of course.
In celebration of my last day, one of my co-workers brought me a treat....

Have y'all ever had a cheesecake cupcake from Gigis? OMG.... delish! Don't worry, I shared!
I saw this today at a  local gift store....
How cute it that? I love it!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Garden Party

 A few weeks ago I went into this super cute store, Little Presh. They have all kinds of cute baby and kid things and the owner and I talked for quite a while.

Anyways, I ran into her a few more times and came back to the store and she invited me and another friend who shops there to come to a Garden Party at her church.
Come to find out, it is a lot like the Woman's Christmas Tea we have at our church every year around Christmas. A woman hosts a table and decorates it and there is dinner and a speaker. However, here they also had a silent auction and door prizes, how fun? 
Another funny thing is, I knew another girl that was also at the table with us. Such a small world!
This was our table. It was SUPER cute. All done in coral and mint colors.
 Did I mention that it really makes me want to host a party and buy a Cricket/Silhouette machine?

I love these paper straws. We had them in our drinks and in the cupcakes, so cute!
The center piece was simple, tissue balls on 2 cake stands and tulips in the glass jars. LOVED it!
 The speaker was a woman who is a missionary in the D.R. who's ministry is focused on woman involved in Sex Trafficking, she did a great job. That is some serious stuff right there, breaks my heart!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Work Lunch

Yesterday at work, the lovely ladies took me to the Chop House for a special goodbye/baby shower lunch. It was so sweet! We got diapers, bottles, bath stuff and 2 little bath robes for the twins. 

They also had these yummy cupcakes for Baby A and Baby B.... how cute?
I am blessed to work with some great ladies... they will all be missed!

I had a doc appointment afterwards. All went well and he said the babies look great! The funny thing is, I saw a neighbor of mine there who is ALSO having twins! HA! He also said that the babies are probably 4.5 pounds- 5 pounds! WOW! The good news is, I have only gained 10 pounds! How great is that???
Excuse the terrible picture, but we finally got the curtains up!

They look great! Shout out to my Momma for making them! I got the fabric from Hobby Lobby and used a 40%  coupon, so it only ended up costing around $15... I think I need some more of these! HA!
We only have a few more things to hang on the wall and the nursery is DONE! I cant wait to show the finished product, and I promise I will use a REAL camera!
And the count down continues.... 3 weeks from today!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May is the Month!

May is the Month! The babies will be here in 22 days or less!! I still can't believe it!
And for that reason, yesterday was very productive!

We both got a little too much sun while working outside (well mostly the Mr. worked on the yard and cleaned cars, while I watched and worked on painting the wood for the Bible verse for the babies room....
This is how it turned out. EEK! I LOVE it! I think I am going to hang it above the curtains with burlap ribbon. I cant wait to get everything hung up on the walls and see the finished product... now we officially have ALL the furniture for the room.....

We got a call saying our chair was in! So we went and picked it up and put it in the room. It matches so perfectly and hugs you while you rock, Caleb quite enjoyed it. He also hung the curtain rod up so hopefully the curtains will be up today (once I iron them)
Not only did we do all that, I cleaned all our bathrooms and the kitchen, did 2 loads of laundry, and I was excited to find a match to the Jenny Lind highchair that we got from a lady for $45!  
And being sun burnt and feeling summery, I pulled out my summer time scent from Bath and Body, turned on some Kenny Chesney No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems took a shower  and then we pulled out the grill for the first time this year and the Mr. grilled out hamburgers! Yummy yummy!
Doc appointment today. We will see how everything looks!