Saturday, October 29, 2011

10 Day YOU Challenge: five foods.

Oh man. I can only choose 5?
This is going to be hard. I LOVE to eat!

5 Foods
1. Any{and every} type of Mexican food
Mmm I could eat Mexican EVERYday.
My favorite though...chips & salsa :)

2. Cake/cupcakes
I'm kinda an addict. I've got a huge sweet tooth!
And I love to bake them as much as I love to at them!

3. Seafood
shrimp, fish, lobster, clams, crab
I love it all!

4. Pasta
I love ALL types of pasta,
but one of my favorites is the lasagna at Spaghetti Warehouse!

5. Cheesecake
And we're back to my sweet tooth :)
Cheesecake is one of my favorite guilty pleasures!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday.


1.   When I was a kid I wanted to be a     dancer   when I grew up.

2.   As an adult, my dream job would be   a stay at home mom/cupcake baker  .

3.  W hen I was younger I wanted to be just like  my momma   .

4. The childhood Halloween costume that I remember most was when I was    Ernie from Seseame Street. I had a Ernie mask & everything :) HA!  

5.  My favorite childhood toy was    Barbies. Definitely. I had a million.

6.  The time I got into the biggest amount of trouble when I was a kid was when I    I really didn't get into much trouble as a kid. Never not spanked, not once. I was a little goodie two shoes...Haha 

7.  I get daily inspiration from    Pinterest, blogs. Especially with food. 99% of what I make for dinner every nights comes from one or the other .

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Is it too early for Christmas music?

Yes. I know it is.
{I try to at least wait until after Halloween :) }
However Michael Buble's new album Christmas 
is really making me want to start early!

This album is full of all your holiday favorites like...
White Christmas
Silent Night
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Santa Baby
& SO many more!

What I'm REALLY loving is his rendition of 
Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas is You!
Here it is for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
59 days until CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday.


I'm loving Spotify Premium.
$9.99 a month for ALL the music I want!
Worth every penny! I'm so in love with this! 

I'm loving socks+boots.


Pretty adorable, huh? :)

I'm loving the men of DWTS.
Has anyone been watching DWTS?
My favorites in order:
1. J.R. Martinez
2. Rob Kardashian

3. David Arquette


I'm loving Once Upon a Time.
This show premiered last Sunday on ABC &
lets just say the Griffins are hooked!
Such a fun idea for a show! Check it out!

I'm loving these fall outfits.



I'm loving Bon Iver's Skinny Love.
So wonderful :)

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10 Day YOU Challenge: six places

6 Places

Orlando, Florida
My absolute favorite vacation spot!
Disney. Universal. Sea World.
There are so many fun things to do!

San Diego, California
Such a beautiful city! 
Plus my best friend lives here :)
I had a great time exploring the city with her &
I can't wait to go back and visit!

New York, New York
I've only been once. Waaaay back in high school.
I'd love to go back!
Hoping Jon & I can plan a trip there in the near future!

Greece
I've never been, but I'm dying to go!
What a gorgeous place!

Orange Beach, Alabama
My family has vacationed here every
 summer since I've been born.
I still love going back every year!
Lots of wonderful memories!

Somerville, Tennessee
My home sweet home. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Book love: The Lucky One

Another book from the wonderful Mr. Sparks.
And like most of his novels, this one is great!
I got this book Christmas of 2008, I believe.
Yes...It's been sitting on my bookshelf for a while now. 
I have no idea why I waited so long to read it, 
but I'm so glad I finally did!
It was a little slow at first, but got good FAST!
I definitely recommend it!

The Lucky One is also being turned into a movie.
Comes out in April and stars these two...
Zac Efron and Taylor Schillings.

I can't wait to see it!
Read the book before April so you can go see the movie!

Still have two more of Nicholas Sparks' novels to read before I've read them all!
The Choice-I started this last night!
The Best of Me-This is his newest book. It just came out! I'll probably wait until it comes out in paperback before I read this one!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

10 Day YOU Challenge: seven wants

7 Wants

Want #1: Black boots.
I'm currently on the hunt for a new pair. Mine are getting old...
Something like this would work.

Want #2: For my Tigers to go back to the Final Four.
Pre-season rankings are out!
My Memphis Tigers are ranked 9th in the nation!
It's going to be an awesome season!

Want #3: For my precious little cousins to live closer.
I love these babies with all my heart.
I just wish they weren't so far away! :(


Want #4: For my bestie, Mackenzie, and I
 to live in the same city.
I miss her EVERY single day!

Want #5: To go back to Orlando ASAP.
I know we were there less than 6 month ago,
but I'm already dying to go back!
I wish we could go every year!

Want #6: A house in Fayette County.
One like this would be nice, huh?! ;)

Want #7:  A couple little Griffins.
Not any time soon, but some day :)


Friday, October 21, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday.


1.   Nothing says fall like: seeing the leaves change colors and fresh baked treats!

2.   My favorite autumnal tradition is:  PUMPKIN CARVING! So fun :)

3.  My favorite fall treat is:   pumpkin cheesecake. Oh my yumminess. I can't wait to make it again this year for Thanksgiving!

4. Fall makes me think of    family    because   lots of holiday fun is right around the corner!

5.  Autumn free form word association, go:    football, hoodies, coffee, cuddling, scarves, pumpkin flavored foods, candles, leaves, boots...I could go on forever!

6.  My go-to outfit in the fall is : skinny jeans, sweater, scarf & boots.
7.  My favorite fall holiday is (Halloween or Thanksgiving):  Thanksgiving. Yummy food & family time. There is nothing better :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday.


I'm loving that the 13 Nights of Halloween starts 
tonight on ABC Family.
Can't wait to watch some {non-horror} Halloween movies!
Tonight is the PLL Halloween special! So excited!


I'm loving ABC's new show Revenge.
Oooh, this show is so juicy! Comes on Wednesday nights
 on ABC! WATCH!

I'm loving Vanilla Almond Milk.
So delicious! Taste like a melted vanilla milkshake to me!
I drank this stuff a lot when I was trying to lose weight a few years ago, but I now I just love the taste!

I'm loving these outfits.

I love dresses with boots!

I'm loving Sophia and Rosie!

Goodness gracious. How precious are they?!
LOVE THEM!

I'm loving Nicholas Sparks.
I've been on a bit of a Nicholas Sparks kick lately.
I'm trying to read EVERY book he has out.
I just have two more to go!
Like I said, I finished Safe Haven last week. {So good!}
And last night I finished another one of his novels!
But more on that later... :)

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

10 Day YOU Challenge: eight fears

It was really hard to make this list of eight fears.
Out of these 8, only 3 or 4 REALLY scare me.
But I wanted to follow the rules, so here is my list:

1. Creepy noises/someone breaking in our house. I often wake up Jonathan in the middle of the night to investigate strange sounds. God bless that man.

2. Cats. My grandmother used to have this white cat, Angel. That was a MEAN cat! Scared me to death! Haven't like cats since!

3. Horror movies. I used to LOVE scary movies in my teenage years. My friends and I used to have slumber parties and watch nothing but horror flicks. But now they just freak me out. I haven't seen a horror movie in years.

4. Guns. Not really that scared of them, but I needed something to fill the list. However; every time Jon has his gun out in the house it makes me nervous. People have accidents, it just scares me!

5. Disappointing others. I hate letting people down. Especially my family.

6. Not being able to have children. I know I shouldn't worry about this, but I do. Jonathan keeps telling me there is no need to worry until we start trying to have a baby and I know he is right!

7. The health of my {future} children. If the Lord does bless Jonathan and I with children, I pray those babies are healthy and happy! :)


8. Losing a loved one. My husband/family/friends are so precious to me. It hurts my heart to even think about losing one of them.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

10 Day YOU Challenge: nine loves

9 loves

1. Jesus

2. Jonathan Griffin

3. Family/friends


4. Harry Potter
5. Christmastime

6. Sports 
{Basketball & football}
 Go TIGERS {& Grizzlies!}
ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS!

7. Disney 
{parks, movies, music, EVERYTHING}

8. Reading

9. Traveling