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May, You really know how to disappear!
The month of May has been a whirlwind of life! I was looking forward to May and then it literally slipped through my fingers. I am praying that summer is a bit slower, so I can unwind a bit! 






May started off with a great sewing class. I learned how to make some cute pot holders along with some pretty suh-weet hand towels! I love the bright colors! I think I need a "beach" room. Maybe that can be added soon!
 
Mother's Day was celebrated at a new local restaurant called Ploughman's Pub. It was delicious and full of smiles and laughter! 

I definitely have the BEST mom hands down! I am beyond grateful for her! 





I also continued on my AdvoCare products and continue to see incredible results! Ryan finished up his challenge down 10 lbs and over 10 inches! I am so proud of him. Dad finished his challenge on the 24th and lost 16 lbs and over 8 inches! Words can't explain how much I love what these products have done for people that I love. The picture above has a wonderful group of ladies that have collectively lost over 60+ pounds! AWESOME!

May 18th was the last day of school with my sweet 5th graders. It's a bit tough being a 5th grade teacher. You hear about the students you may get and then you only have them for a year. Whereas teachers that teach younger grades get to see their past students for a year or more before sending them to middle school. I feel like when they leave my room I will never see them again. This has been true for most of my students, but I LOVE when I am at a school sporting event, graduation, or even shopping and I see one of my sweet babies. I know they are no longer babies, and many times they are taller than me but they will always be my fantastic 5th graders! 

Miss Hailey graduated on Friday night as well. It was so awesome to see my brother so proud. The sky is the limit for her!! Congrats sweet Hailey! 





 May was also full of weddings - 5 to be exact. They were all dear family and friends, so it was very special to take pictures for them and be a guest at the last one.


Danielle helped out with one! Love it when we get to do that! :) 


 One of the wedding included a weekend trip to St. Simons Island to celebrate Nat and Will. Beautiful. I will be doing a blog post on it soon! We had a great time even though a tropical storm by the name of Beryl was rolling in. While it was a bit windy with occasional showers, the days were still pretty and full of GA sun. Sunday night was a loud one with the storm making it's way on the island. The power even went out during dinner at Crabdaddy's! 


 We did run into an older version of Snooki and JWoww for all of you J.S. fans! Ryan is the one that discovered we were among celebrities! Yet another reason I love him! :)

 Here's what we awoke to!

This was me yesterday before getting my 2nd cavity filled! UGH!!! It wasn't bad at all, super tiny but a cavity none the less. To bare with the nasty feeling of being numb on the bottom half of my mouth I took a quick trip to Target. I am pretty sure at one point drool was going down my puffed-up-feeling face. Oh well, I got some good deals!


Two more days of May left, and the 31st is super important to me. 23 years ago my baby sister was born with sweet red hair and huge brown eyes! I love her even more than I did then!

Happy May! :)

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Announcing our new addition!
 Announcing our new addition...the bathroom!  We have an awesome bathroom...if I do say so myself! So, to make it even more awesome, we are adding some beadboard. Our inspiration is from the cabin we went to a couple of falls ago.  It was 100% perfect, so we are having my baby brother recreate it! 

Here's the inspiration! 

Here's what my bro is creating! Looks good, right?! :)

Right now, it looks like a construction zone, but it's well worth it. 

 Lyla is amazed!
My favorite part is this gorgeous mirror. It's a Martha Stewart special and Greg has made it look like part of the wall. How awesome is that? 
 I can't wait to show you all the finished product! Come back soon!
Thanks Greg! 
 
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So Ready For Spring

I am so ready for spring (or some grey boots), so I can wear this little baby! Is this skirt not screaming sunshine!

Mom had another sewing class on Saturday, and I got to make this sweet piece to add to my wardrobe. There is something so satisfying with making your own clothes with your own hands! This was the first time many of us had put in zippers. Another added bonus was the cute pockets! I love pockets...how about you?

I also loved that I got to see one of my favorite Phi Mu sisters from college! Juliette signed up for the class! I loved catching up and sharing more laughs. College was even more fun than it should have been because she was a part of my memories!!

I also got to sew again with Miss Krista! She is awesome and it looks like we had the same love for stripes in our pic below! Glad she shared the class with Jules!

If you haven't already, check out Mom's sewing biz @ Just Sew! Studio on Facebook!


Curtains
Back around Thanksgiving, I decided to buy fabric on black Friday. I know, of all the deals I could have gotten . . . fabric? I did get an amazing deal on this fabric. It was 50% off and I bought 5 yards. I walked out of JoAnn's with Mom and a confidence that these curtains would be made before Monday. WRONG!

Life happened. It feels like the weeks before Christmas, Spring Break, and Summer Break are the BUSIEST times of my job!

Needless to say they did get finished over this weekend.
Is the fabric not gorgeous? I've been taken away with the idea of red and turquoise . . . LOVE IT!



And without further a due. . .

INTRODUCING THE DOSS CURTAINS:





What do you think?

Can you believe they are finally here?

NOW, what to put in this room?!? Don't worry! I have a couple of ideas up my sleeve!
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Pinning Outfits . . . recreating?



As if I can't get enough from Pinterest! Now, one more thing to check out! The great wardrobes that you can pin are endless! So, here's my twist on this outfit!

{Not real sure about the browns in the picture, but without the flash it doesn't look that off!}

Brown and black; have you tried it! Heck, if Kate Moss does it . . . it's ok!

Source: google.com via Van on Pinterest



Have you done it?
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