Thursday, December 31, 2009

Custom Dog Collars

So my best friend Liz turned me onto this website where you can custom create your own dog collars!!! I know so many of you talk about your own furbabies on your blogs so I know that many of you will go gaga over these $20.00 goodies!!!! You pick which style you want, then you pick what color nylon collar you want for your background.....
Then you pick something to go on top of that.....they have all kinds of different types of ribbon that go on there! These are just a few...........

I just ordered Tellie a special circee (sp??) since she's been having a hard time adjusting to Bug lately......I can't wait to put it on her!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Hamiltons

Here are just a few pictures from Georgia's First Christmas....there was NO shortage of gifts....Santa found us at three different locations!!! Santa came!!!!!
A hand painted chair from Swoozie that's "Santa's Chair" where he sits beside the tree to unload all of his gifts!
Christmas Eve with Daddy before church
Christmas Morning!
The awful shack where we spend Thanksgiving and Christmas every year : )
I can't take credit for's my mom's best friend's house where we've been going every year for as long as I can remember and we always spend the holidays with lots of family and old friends for the holidays - it's such a special thing that we do every year and I just cherish it
Her house rivals any department store
The children's table...yes, I am 25 and still eating generation will be the babies for a long time....there's only a few real babies....and they've got a while!
We tell her she needs to charge admission....
Too much Turkey and too much Santa!! This party girl was tuckered out
With Mommy before church


Wishful Wednesday

It's the Wishful Wednesday....What Santa Forgot....
I have to say rather enthusiastically that I didn't have anything MAJOR left off my list...for the first time, my family asked me what I wanted, and ACTUALLY got it! Usually they ask and then go out and get something completely different (ahem....GPS last year for my birthday that most definitely not on my list)...but alas, I did not get my trip to my tropical place of choice.....maybe I can swindle the hubs into taking me for our second anniversary this fall.........

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Did Santa miss something????

Have no fear....just enter my giveaway to win a Freshwater pearl bracelet!!!!! This bracelet is sure to cure any blues you may have over not getting EVERYTHING on your list!!! After all, pearls are the Southern Girl's best friend : )

Here are the'll get 1 entry for each........
1) Become a follower
2) If you're already a follower I'll go ahead and give you an's the holidays!
3) Leave a comment telling me the one thing you DIDN'T get, but you wish you did
4) Post about my giveaway on your blog
4) Refer a friend and if they become a follower, you get an entry too! Just tell them to leave a comment letting me know you referred them!!

I'll pick the winner at random on January hurry up!!!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Traditions

So this year being Georgia's first Christmas, we have decided to make Christmas Eve all about our family. It will be strange not being with extended family but I always said once we had children, no more traveling. Selfishly, I want Christmas morning to be all about my children and their "Santa time." This year we are going to church and then going to look at lights. We'll come back and have dinner and snuggle up and watch a Christmas movie (or ten!). I want my children to grow up with fond memories of our Christmases together. We will travel to see all of the extended families Christmas day but I like the fact knowing Christmas Eve will be all about us.

My FAVORITE movies of all time are Home Alone and National Lampoon Christmas Vacation....and Love Actually is a close runner up...I've been overdosing on Christmas music and today especially it has really pumped me up for Christmas!

Tonight I am going to finish my wrapping..this year's theme is black and white polka dots with lime green and red ribbons....I'll make sure to take lots of pictures!

Stay tuned for my next giveaway! If Santa falls short, this will definitely make up for it!!!


Merry Christmas from the Bug

The Bug would like to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Winter Reading List

Just finished this.....FINALLY......
Now I've started this....... I highly reccomend both : )

Monday, December 21, 2009

I hit the Motherload

Dear Ikea,
WHERE have you been all my life?!?!?!? My mom and went this weekend and I have to say I could spend days and days in this place. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! I got lots of goodies for next to nothing. I am not even a bargain shopper but Ikea makes it easy!!! And the best part? It's literally an hour and a half a way.... I think I just heard my husband cutting up my Visa : )


Friday, December 18, 2009

Fontaine Maury

I am SOOOOOOO excited to announce that I will now be selling Fontaine Maury. A good friend of mine is closing the doors to her precious stationary and fine gifts store (tear) BUT a silver lining is that I have purchased the rights to retail this exceptional life of personalized goodies!!! Online, you will only be able to view a sampling of their orders available, but they also carry stationary, Christmas cards, stamps, luggage tags, placemats, paperweights, you name it! If you're in the area, I will be doing home shows and parties but will also take orders online as well. Just get in touch with me! This is the plate that I just ordered for's so adorable!
These little plates are a perfect way to make your little one feel special at mealtime!!

Ladies, how cute are these while you're working out?!?!?!

A perfect way to personalize your darling's bag!

Are you a socialite hostess with the mostest?? Here's a perfect way to display your talents!!
happy shopping!

Sappy Commercials

I absolutely LOVE the commercials...and NO, not the "O O O, the big big O" one...but the ones with Rory and Joey...I thought it was just a vignette for the website, but in fact they are a real duet....I just adore her voice and they are so cute luckily for me, I can listen to their songs that make me cry anytime I want and not have to wait until the commerical come on..... their rendition of "Free Bird"+a great glass of pinot+a crackling fire= a great night


rain rain go away....

this is what I looked like after braving the monsoons today....freezing, blowing rain...I guess my errands were worth it....


One Kings Lane

So a store here in town named Tullulah used to carry this delicious line of fragrances and we have looked at carrying them for Formosa....their stuff smells so yummy and I am all about their perfume. I get so many compliments when I wear it- and it's so reasonable...they expanded their heavenly scented haven to include wonderful bedding. So, to my point- I learned about One Kings Lane from Erin at Blue Eyed Bride and it's this amazing website where they send you deals every day....right now they have Lollia stuff at the One Kings Lane price...they don't have any perfume but they do have some of the bedding.... RUN and go sign up for a membership with them and you will not be have my word!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SANTA'S COMING?!?!?!?!?!

I better start behaving!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Homage to the Bug

So I thought I would indulge all of you with a few pictures of Georgia....these are from 5 months on..... We are officially sitting up now without support! I am so excited! After about 10 minutes, she will usually get tired, but she is making some serious progress!
No teeth yet, but we are well on our way! She has managed to retain her happy disposition despite the shifting of her toothies...
We are eating 3 meals a day...she LOVES sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, peas, pears, peaches, rutabagas, bananas, name it, she'll eat it....
At our 6 month check up we weighed 17.5 pounds and were 26.5 inches long!! Whew! She is wearing 6-9 month clothing in her jammies, 12 month in our favorite Kissy Kissy stuff, and 12 months in all of our smocked's to precious baby rolls!!!
She is quite enamored with Tellie (our golden) and her face lights up every time Tellie comes in the room. It is so precious. She also loves all the lights and ornaments on the tree- it's her own little club disco ball. We're all ready for Santa!!!!