Friday, September 30, 2011

Antique Treasure Hunt

Daniel and I went on an adventure this morning after he dropped Ashlyn off at school.  We finally made it to the antique flea market in Meridian. O.M.G.  It was HUGE. And full of all kinds of treasures.  Those of you with Pinterest accounts-  yeah, you should go- all those nifty ideas of things to do, but you don't have the old stuff to do it with... you'll find it here. (Wow, talk about a run-on sentence.) I was soooo happy.  And Daniel was happy because I was happy.  So it was a happy day.  See all my finds?? (Except the bench- that was already at the Smith house.)  I could have stayed longer, but I got tired of toting Kittrell around.  I'll be back soon, though.  I can't wait to fix up all my stuff! 

P.S.- They have TONS of old awesome furniture just sitting there waiting to be painted and distressed. I keep thinking about this one particular piece... maybe when Daniel reads this, he'll go buy it for me?  I mean us.  Yeah, for us. :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011


So it was a typical weeknight here at the Smith house.  Kittrell was fed, swaddled, and in the bed.  Ashlyn was in her bed waiting to get tucked in by me and Daniel.  I was going over all the usuals-  "Are you sure you did all of your homework?", etc.  I then looked over to see again when her science test was this week.  No worries, it's not till Friday.  I quickly glanced over some of the study guide to ask her a few quick questions to see if she had, if fact, been studying ahead of time for it.  I read a particular sentence and got super confused.  "That's not a word", I thought to myself.  But I also didn't want to be wrong.  So I handed the study guide to Daniel and pointed to the sentence.  He was just as confused as I was.  Ok, so either they've invented a new word since Monday, or else Ashlyn's teacher is a dumba$$.  I re-read the sentence several times, thinking, "Well, she's the teacher, not me.  So she has to be right.  I guess it's just a super fancy word that I've never heard of.  Not sure why she's throwing it around with 2nd graders, but maybe she's right."   
I'll let you look it over and see if you find it....

I got online and looked it up.  All I was getting was the verb definition for 'warn'.  I kept digging and did, in fact, find the word warners, which is a noun.  And it means someone's name.


That's where your tax money's going, Newton County.  Way to go.

P.S.- this is HAND WRITTEN, not a typo!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Weekend at Home, and a Wedding...

I love a wedding.  And I thought I would love a noon wedding.  I didn't feel so well Sunday morning, though, after a noon wedding, a one o'clock reception, an afternoon at Giardina's, and a night at Webster's.  I need to continue to remind myself that I'm not 21 years old anymore!  However, Kristen and Grey's wedding was beautiful, and Daniel and I had a fantastic time spending the day with everyone.  Now, Laura Merrill  is next!!

Friday, September 23, 2011


What are you doing right now??! Kittrell and I are watching the very last episode ever of All My Children.  You should be watching, too.  Seriously.  Go find a TV and watch it.  Unless you don't read this until after it's over.  If so, you missed out.  Big time.  Have a good Friday!! (I promise I'll be back in full swing next week- I'm packing up to head to Gwood for a very special friend of mine's wedding tomorrow.)  Hopefully, I'll have pics to share!! (I'll try to remember my camera- no promises, though...) 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Special Day!!

This past Saturday was spent back home in the Delta, celebrating the Baptism of our sweet Kittrell!!
He did so good- no screaming! ( No screaming until everyone left after the reception, that is.)
We're so glad all of our family and friends were able to come and celebrate with us! It made the day even more special than all of you realize!  We love you!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Little Ballerina!!

Daniel and I surprised Ashlyn yesterday...
Daniel picked her up from school early, brought her home, I told her to change into her leotard quickly, then we got in the car and headed to Meridian to audition to be in "The Nutcracker"!!!
We were there for HOURS....
They lined all the girls (and 1 cute little boy) up on stage and the real Russian ballerina had them all doing different ballet moves to see who gets to be what.
Ashlyn got picked to be an angel!!!
After being assigned roles, practice began.  (That's why we were there for hours... I didn't realize what I was getting myself into.)
But, it's definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity- Ashlyn will remember this for the rest of her life! She is so excited! And I'm so glad I decided to take her yesterday.
I'm so glad I was a good mom and remembered to  take my camera and my video camera so I could record the whole thing for her- plus she can watch the video and practice her moves... She will be rehearsing in Meridian with all of the other angels several times before the performance in November... I wonder if she'll fall in love with the dance studio she'll be rehearsing at and want to join afterwards... that's gonna be a lot of gas money going back and forth!  But, usually, whatever Ashlyn wants, Ashlyn gets- one way or another. 
I can't wait until November 23rd for the ballet!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I Heart Pinterest!

I really really do. I've been on for a while now- and found tons of great "why didn't I think of that!?" things, along with great recipes and even some great tutorials for anything from cutting glass, to making your own clothes.  First off, I don't sew.  At all.  So, when I found a simple little tutorial from I just had to try it.  The material I got cost a whopping $2.00.  Yep- just $2.00.  And I was super pleased when it actually worked for me!!  I love a vest/wrap/scarf for fall/winter.  And I love that I can make my own for just $2.00.  I highly suggest you try it.  Seriously- there is absolutely no sewing involved.  You can also find the tutorial link from my pinterest page under "my style pinboard".  Now go make you one!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kittrell's First "Food"!!

Kittrell had his 2 month check up yesterday.  Which of course means shots.  Which as all mothers know, is completely heartbreaking!  The doctor also told me to go ahead and start feeding Kittrell some oatmeal or rice, and some bananas or apples.  Sure! I thought...  We went straight to the store when we left the doctor to buy baby food, bowls and spoons.  After Daniel and Ashlyn got home, we got Kittrell all ready and started to feed him.  We started with oatmeal.  He hated it.  He kept looking at me like I was torturing him- the same look he gave me earlier in the day when he wanted me to stop the painful shots. We then switched to the bananas and he finally came around to the idea of eating from a spoon.  This morning, though, when I fed him the same thing for breakfast, it's like he forgot that we had gone through this last night.  The screaming and "torture" had begun all over again.  He eventually came around to it, again, though.  I'm anxious to see what happens tonight!  


Labor Day

With the weather that was going on outside, my family had a very lazy Labor Day.  Kittrell and I wore our P.J.'s all day.  I think that really confused the poor little guy.  And we napped.  All. Day. Long.  It was FANTASTIC!
Of course, I did find the time to cook some oh so good  fresh baked doves.  And thanks to Daniel, we can cook a lot more baked doves this year! (we so  filled up the freezer...) Yay! 

The Camp...

Ok, so I may have figured out why men love their hunting camps so much.  It's gotta be the food!  (at least I'd like to think that's the reason..) I tagged along with Daniel and all the men after our dove hunt to the hunting camp.  An awesome hunting camp, at that.  We got to watch some football ( I still feel bad for Ole Miss!) and what else? EAT! 
I need want one of these!

Tin kitchen? Yes, please!

I really liked this guy...

Can we say "fresh cut tuna"?!

It keeps getting better and better and better!

We had sushi, grilled tuna, pan seared tuna, some of the best grilled shrimp I've ever eaten in my life, and pasta.  I need to find out when these guys are cooking again, because I swear I think I'm just gonna show up.  (If I can remember how to get out to the camp, that is.)

Dove Hunt!!

I feel as though I've been slacking on the blogging.  I promise to get better.  Daniel informed me that  I should be blogging every single day since he bought me the new computer... I'll try!  This past weekend was one of my favorite weekends that happens every year.  Dove season!  Dove hunting is the only hunting this girl will do.  Well, actually I mostly just enjoy the adult beverages and call doves when I see them, but hey- somebody's gotta do it!  It's too cold to hunt ducks and deer, and sometimes too hot for turkeys- but dove season come with the perfect weather so I always participate. 

I got to hang out by this old house.. Creepy? Na...

Necessities.... and feathers

Yes, I clean doves!

I'm still finding feathers in my Sequoia...

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday! Friday! Friday!

Our party was super great.  Ashlyn got to ring her cowbell a whole lot!!  And my chicken balls? (ha) They were great!  I suggest you try them.  You can get the recipe from my Pinterest page.  On my food pinboard.  Just click on it and follow the link there. (I suggest more hot sauce, though.)  Anywho, It's Friday!  Football returns and dove season opens all in the same weekend??  Wow, we're lucky.  Way down here at our house, it's supposed to start raining tomorrow ( from the dang tropical storm in the gulf).  Hopefully the rain won't reach the delta until after Daniel kills us a lot of yummy doves to cook.  We'll see!  Happy Labor Day weekend, yall!
Buffalo Chicken Bites- Yummy!!!!

That random spray bottle sitting behind Ashlyn? We use that to tame ninja cat when
she's climbing walls, curtains, couches, etc...  Ashlyn thoroughly enjoys spraying her
cat with water.  It's almost kind of evil.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Last Night...

I'm a proud mama!! (and well rested one, at that!)

Thank Heavens!!

Mississippi State football returns TONIGHT!!! Good thing- because I have waited long enough!

We are soooo having a party! I'm gonna try to cook some Buffalo Chicken Bites that I found while searching around Pinterest. And Ashlyn wants some cheese. She's so easy to please. Good thing she's been kissing up to me and Daniel and finally got herself un-grounded. When we mentioned having no TV meant not getting to watch the game tonight, she was devastated. But she quickly began doing right again- plus I just don't have the heart to take football away from her!

Kittrell has been enjoying his mobile lately. We are so happy that he's finally paying attention to things more, and playing and laughing. (Which also means he doesn't sleep as much during the day- so more time sleeping at night for Mama and Daddy!)
Here's some pictures of him playing this morning! (And properly dressed in his game day attire, of course!)

Go State!!!