Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 Goals

I'm choosing to say goals verses "New Year's Resolutions" in hopes that they may be a little more attainable.  And it's so easy to just let a resolution die after a few weeks into the new year.

It's been a long while since I've actually written down things I want to do differently in an upcoming year.  Normally, I just have great intentions I ponder on in my head but carefully keep to myself as to avoid having someone actually hold me accountable.  Things are changing and I'm trying something new.

So here goes......

My life gets crazy.  Most of that is my fault.  I don't say no.  I over commit.  And then I end up neglecting the things I really need to make a top priority.  It's got to change.  I look around sometimes and wonder why certain people never seem as stressed and chaotic as me.... Because they say no.  It's not a magic secret.  So my #1 goal is to get control over how I spend my time. 

I joined Crossfit this time last year.  I absolutely love it.  However, I let my crazy schedule dictate my workouts.  I have been most successful with working out when I make a weekly schedule and stick to it.  And sometimes that means I say no to fun last minute things.  And I live by a pretty strict schedule.  But for 2016, health is going to be a priority and that's just how it will have to be.  I also know that going to bed at a decent hour is key to having a healthy workout schedule.  And I have to get my diet under control.  So goal #2 is no excuses when it comes to these areas.

2016 is a year of trust between the Lord and I. It's that simple.  I'm tired of stressing and worrying over things that I know He will take care of.  And I'm choosing to trust Him whether it looks like it's going the way I want it to or not.  Goal #3:  trust.  

So that's it.  Nothing crazy.  Actually they are probably all top 3 on a lot of people's list this year.  If I can get a good handle on these three things, I know everything else will be smooth sailing.  

Happy New Year!  For the first time in a long time, I'm actually anticipating what this year is going to bring.  


Friday, September 06, 2013

5 on Friday

Today I'm linking up for 5 on Friday!  This is my first time to join in and I'm pretty excited!  So here goes.....

1.  I am LOVING this new soap/lotion I got from Williams Sonoma last week.  Little things like this and candles make me happy! 

2.  It's only been two weeks, but I'm trying to keep fresh flowers in the house. They are another thing that make me super happy.  Seriously, how is your day not brightened when you come home to these every day???
Last week 

This week

3.  Small groups started back this week at Church.  I'm leading one for the college girls.  I'm so excited about it!  All of the girls that came are super sweet, can't wait to hang out with them some more!

4.  I'm about to have some super fun things coming in the mail!  I never order stuff online except for an occasional prize I treat myself to from Nordstrom (they have amazing customer service by the way), so I don't know what got in to me this week! One of the things I'm most excited for..... My new Erin Condren calendar!  I have gotten on their website multiple times to look around.  I finally just ordered one yesterday.  I also ordered a return address label stamp, new business cards (more for the exciting reason why coming later!!), and a cute business card holder from etsy.  So excited to get it all in!

5.  I haven't blogged about my new apartment yet, but I absolutely love it!  The location is my favorite part! There will be a separate post with all of the details coming soon, but for now here is a picture of one of the best parts.  I LOVE the neighborhood and taking daily walks (most days).  Everyone is always outside and it's seriously the cutest little area! 

That's all for now!  Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 05, 2013

No, you aren't seeing things!

Well friends, I'm back!  With a little encouragement from my sweet friend Maggie, I have decided to start blogging again!  Because it has been so long (two years!), I'm going to just list a few major things that have happened and go from there!  If I try to go in detail, I'll get overwhelmed and quit before I really get started good.  So here it is:

1.  Lost job almost two years ago.

2.  That encouraged me to step out in faith and start my own event planning business (Sweet P Designs).

3.  The Lord completely lined things up perfectly allowing me to do that.

4. Now, I am loving my life and getting to do something I'm passionate about and absolutely love doing! (not many people can say that.... Thank you Jesus!)

So that's a brief summary of how I got to where I am now.  I will be moving into a new apartment on Wednesday.  I am super excited, because aside from event planning, I have a major love of all things involving interior design.  Can't wait to share the progression of my new place!

Here is a link to a sneak peak of a wedding I did last week in Hilton Head.  I usually do all of the flowers myself, but being a destination wedding, I worked with an incredible local florist (Flowers by Sue) to come up with a beautiful design that exceded the bride's greatest expectations!  I love the entire design of this wedding!  It was so unique and original.  Thank you Suggs Photography for the amazing photos!  If anyone needs a photographer in the NC/SC area, call them!!! They are seriously amazing and the absolute BEST to work with!!

Here is the link to see the pics!

venue: westin hilton head island resort & spa
wedding planner: brittany pelfrey of sweet p designs, birmingham, al
hair and makeup: kaleigh simons, special event stylist, dallas, tx
flowers: flowers by sue
cake: signe’s bakery
invitations and save the dates: designed by karley printed by minted
dress: vera wang for david’s bridal with a belt by enzoani
earrings: kendra scott
shoes:  betsy johnson
rentals: amazing rentals

**All design done by Sweet P Designs**

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Treasure Hunting

I went yard selling today. One of the best treasures I found was this frame for my rooster picture.

I'm going to paint it and get a mat for it, but I'm so happy to finally find something.

My other option was to have a frame custom made and that. is. not. cheap! (this frame is almost 4 feet)

I'll post after pics when I'm finished!

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Friday, June 17, 2011


I'm testing this from my new iphone 4! I switched to Verizon-which meant upgrade for me!

This is what I've been doing all week.....

They aren't mine, just keeping them for a friend.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Bad Blogger

I have been such a bad blogger recently.  I was doing so good and then the tornado events happened and it seems like everything got crazy after that. 

But hopefully I'll get back in the swing of things shortly!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just an Update

I mentioned our Easter Carnival and egg drop that we were having this weekend in my last post.  We were planning/hoping for 1,000 and ended up having between 5,000-6,000!

It was way more people than we ever anticipated but everything went great!

We dropped 15,000 eggs from the helicopter.

We also had 4 Easter Services and had 1,077 people there (we are a 7 month old church plant, so this is way more than we thought)!  God is good!
**Numbers aren't everything, but it does typically reflect the amount of lives that are being changed.