Monday, September 19, 2011

So Long, Insecurity

Tonight I am beginning a new Bible study with a women's small group. I am very excited about it. My church had done Beth Moore's Breaking Free last year but then just stopped in the middle of it. I woud love to find the DVD's to finish it without having to pay the over $200.00 that it costs at Lifeway.

The following is taken from

Prolific Bible teacher and women's ministry leader Moore (Get Out of That Pit) moves away from her characteristic dead-on expositions of scriptural principles in her newest; the topic is insecurity, and the content, she admits, is close to an autobiography. Moore, always transparent with her own personal struggles, is refreshingly so throughout this text. Readers will be chortling in laughter one moment and sucking air the next as Moore exposes the many faces of female insecurity. The author names and claims each one, then defuses every bit of power these nonsensical inner voices possess by countering their lies with God's truth. Women, no matter what their age, battle against advertising's siren call for unattainable physical perfection; the habit of making a man's love the ultimate validation; and the worldly definition of success as money, power, and status. Moore uses personal essays, women's true confessions, expressive prayers, and lots of commonsense suggestions to jar women out of their insecure rut. Readers will delve into this work and find themselves comfortably uncomfortable, and this is a very good thing.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Funny Friend

I am so excited that one of my best friends from jr. high and high school is coming to visit this weekend. Michelle moved to Florida a couple of years ago where she is a professional comedian.

This is Michelle and I at her show last year in Charlotte.

We have having dinner together tonight and then she has a performance tomorrow night. I am so stinking excited about seeing her. This will be the third time that I have seen her perform. Tomorrow night will be great because its in the town we're from so there will be a lot of our high school friends there.

Look at this forcast! I am so excited about cooler weather. Today I have on jeans and a new olive green sweater. I do believe that olive green is going to be my favorite color this fall.

~Also I wanted to take the time to thank everyone for you prayers this week. Each day is getting a little better although no where near good. I know that I have a very long and rough road a head of me but I pray that everything will work out the way its supposed to. I have a lot of wrongs to make right and I know that its going to take time. Please continue to pray for me.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rock Bottom

I have truly hit rock bottom in my life. I don't care to go in to all the details but I will tell you that I have thrown away all that mattered to me. And all that still matters.

Please keep me in your prayers. You cannot imagine how much I need them.

My life is already vastly different then the plans I had. I'm willing to let go of those plans in hopes that what God has in store for me is even better. I am changing the person that I am with the intention of being the woman that I can and need to be.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vegas: Chocolate and Coke

Our last full day in Vegas we decided to do some more sightseeing.

And some of those sights were very nice looking...

Bally's was such a nice hotel and very reasonably priced. I would certainly recommend it.

Momma and I also took some time to visit M&M World and Coca-Cola World.

Look at all the M&M's.

We did a taste of Coke's from around the world and most of them were very gross. Especially the mint soda from Israel.

I really enjoyed our time in Vegas but after being gone for so long already we were excited about beginning our journey home.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9-11

It is so hard to believe that it has been 10 years. I was a freshman in college and had an 8 o'clock class. I remember someone walking by in the hallway and saying that a plane had crashed. By the time I had made it back to my dorm and turned the tv on the second plane had just hit. A bunch of us gathered in one dorm room and watched the news all day. I remember wanting to go home and be with my family but had to stay for class. Even though most of them were canceled for several days.

I can't imagine what it would have been like to have had someone you love in one of the towers. My heart goes out to all the people that lost loved ones on that fateful day.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Road Trip Vegas: Jersey Boys and Crepes

I am really quite embarrassed that I am still having to do picture posts from my cross country trip. I've been back since the first of July. I think that is a pretty good example of how lazy a blogger I've become. Here is another Vegas post.

This is the inside of the buffet dining room at Paris.

I found a new love affair with crepes during my Vegas trip.

We went to a couple piano bars (which btw are my favorite nightlife setting, besides the honky tonk bar at home)

My cousin, Donovan, and I waiting to be seated for Jersey Boys.

Jersey Boys was so good! I loved every minute of it. It's coming to Charlotte next March and I am planning on going again.

The inside of the walkway at Bally's. This leads you from the hotel to the strip.

Yummy food!

Can you see the flamingos? Guess which hotel this was at. The Flamningo of course.

I was really wanting to try an In-N -Out burger while we were out west. I hate to say it but I was extremly dissapointed. It was horrible!

I think I'm going to build a Cook-Out out there. They have no idea what their missing.

Another Vegas shot at night.

I still have another Vegas day and then the trip home. I am going to try to get them up asap.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Poker Party Food

This weekend Hubs had some of his guy friends over to play Poker. They set up two tables outside on the deck and had a great time. I provided the food.

These 2 ingredients were mixed together to make Cookie and Cream Bars but they just never set up right. They were a big sticky mess. But they were certainly yummy. I forgot to get a picture of the finished product. I wouldn't have been able to pick up the camera anyways for all the oreos stuck on my fingers.

I also made Buffalo Chicken Dip. I used the Frank's Red Hot recipe.

and tried a brand new recipe called Mississippi Sin Dip. I wasn't sure about using the bread bowl but I think it really added to the presentation. Plus it separated it from the Buffalo Chicken Dip.

All of these recipes were found on

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Run Kelly Run

This is funny but true. I am not a runner. I've always been very athletic and active. I grew up playing three sports in high school. I coach. I love to walk and the elliptical and I have a love/hate relationship. But running has never been something I've tried. Until now...

This afternoon I will start the first workout of the popular Couch to 5K program.

I'm really excited about it. After looking at the specifics for today's workout I don't think I should have any problems with it but I'm still a little apprehensive. It's only going to get harder.

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Fall Closet

Love the vest but would lose the belt. Love the sweater but would pair with darker jeans.

This outfit is simple and clean. Minus the bag.

I can't wait to wear my boots again this year. I think I slept with those things on last fall.

I need these shoes. Now.

I love this purple and green combo. And anytime I can pair my leopard flats with something its a good day.

Love the purple and gray together. Not a fan of the silver bag though.

I need me some Toms. Or at least a good pair of knock offs.

I adore these mustard flats. And who would have thought to wear them with gray.

Brown and orange. Is there anything that screams Fall more then this outfit? I think not.


1) Wear a cardigan with everything. I mean everything.

2) Thankfully animal prints are in again.

3) Same goes for scarves. Which I love btw.

4) Gray is the new black. Actually it's better then black.

5) Belts around the middle are still in. I love this trend. It's very slimming to us big-hipped ladies.

6) Invest in a cute pair of flats. I am on the lookout for the yellow ones.

7) It looks like necklaces are big this fall too. I have a ton of cute jewerly but I never think to wear any of it.