Friday, December 31, 2010

Auld Lang Syne

This is my all time favorite version of Auld Lang Syne. I first heard it on the first Sex and the City movie and to this day it is still one of my favorite parts of the movie... when I think of New Years, I think of this song! Enjoy!
Until Next Year
Happy 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

swing wide, swing free, swing open

While browsing through Pinteres's A Whole Lotta Doors this morning, I was struck with the bold contrast but simple beauty each door exemplified. I found myself taking a closer look & was impressed by their many different shapes, sizes, surroundings while still holding true to their same function. I have always been a huge fan of a lovely front door, having grown up in a home which sported a bright red door most of my 26 year; they have the possibility of playing such a vital role in representing the nature, feel, and attitude of their home. Shouldn't a front door beckon one into their arms in welcome? Shouldn't they say, "Please come in! Stay for a visit & tea, won't you?"

Doors carry with them wonderful representation. They are able to close a dark foreboding past, open fresh, unearthed possibilities, or simply say welcome to the future, your past is no longer an option. In some ways I feel like the doors of 2010 are closing before I am ready. In some ways I don't wish to say goodbye. It was a wonderful year! Full of firsts! My wedding, honeymoon and... {you know}, first home together, first Christmas "really" together.... But with a new year right around the corner, what opportunity is your door holding? Or what are you closing the doors on forever? What do you want to hold on to forever? Or run wild into with open arms? Anything?

This poem makes the corners of my lip dance just a little...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'm a Wildflower

I interrupt this winter season to bring you one of my new favorite songs that has completely put me in the mood for summer! {i do apologize, especially since my last post was all about the snow, how fabulous it was and winter just began, but in my defense, it really is a fabulous song... and I heard it today!} I haven't been listening to anything much on the radio but Christmas music for the past month; however, I just stumbled upon this group call the JaneDear Girls {i think that's cute... JaneDear} and am in love with their song Wildflower. {if you need just a little break from winter, take a peek!}

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snow Day

It actually snowed Christmas Day here in SC!! The flurries began Christmas night so we actually were able to enjoy a nice dusting the day after Christmas. My siblings and I had such a fun time playing in the snow{You'd think that we were all 10 years old}! From building a huge snowman to a fierce snowball fight, it was a Christmas gift we will always cherish and remember.

Friday, December 24, 2010

miles to go before i sleep


The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Until next year dear friends!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thursday, December 23, 2010

who put the stump

Bahahaha! has this song been around for a while? I just heard it for the first time a couple days ago and about died! Huuularious!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


How absolutely fabulous does this look...
Almost too perfect...
This is where I want to be this Wish I was here Wednesday...
Out in the country...
On a pond...
No one around...
Reading a fabulous book...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

his death reset the clock of time...

He was not born into a royal family, but He left a royal impression on the world.

For 30 years, He learned the ways of the world without becoming of the world. He then changed the world for the better.

He led without a mandate. He taught without a script. His common sense parables filled people with promise and compassion, His words forever inspiring.

He never condemned what others believed – just sin, evil and corruption.

He helped the poor without one government program. He healed the sick without a government health care system. He feed the hungry without food stamps. And everywhere He went, it turned into a rally, attracting large crowds, and giving them hope, encouragement and inspiration.

For three years He was unemployed, and never collected an unemployment check. Nevertheless, he completed all the work He needed to get done. He didn’t travel by private jet. He walked and sailed, and sometimes traveled on a donkey.

But they made Him walk when He was arrested and taken to jail, and no, He was not read any Miranda Rights. He was arrested for just being who He was and doing nothing wrong. And when they tried Him in court, He never said a mumbling word.

He didn’t have a lawyer, nor did He care about who judged Him.
His judge was a higher power.

The liberal court found Him guilty of false offences and sentenced Him to death, all because He changed the hearts and minds of men with an army of 12.

His death reset the clock of time.

Never before and not since has there ever been such a perfect conservative.

For over 2,000 years the world has tried hard to erase the memory of the perfect conservative, and His principles of compassion, caring and common sense.

His followers are now millions and millions the world over, as those who resent Him have intensified their attacks on who He was and what His followers believe.

The attacks are disguised as political correctness, or a misunderstanding of the First Amendment to the Constitution. Separation of Church and State does not mean Separation of Church from State. The State cannot impose Church on the people, but the people can display and say as much Church in the public square as they desire.

Our Founders recognized that distinction, which helped to inspire the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the founding of this nation – The United States of America!

We must be the Defending Fathers and the defenders of the perfect conservative.

That’s why I proudly wish one and all a very Merry Christmas!

by Herman Cain

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sleigh Ride

I would LOVE to one day go on a sleigh ride! A sleigh ride in the bright, white snow pulled by these beautiful large horses! Has anyone ever had this experience? Was it wonderful!? While I've gone on many a hay ride down here in the south I have NEVER gone on a sleigh ride! {it may be another bucket list item... if i had one that is... :D}

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Soak In...

Baby its been cold down here in the south this past week. Hope everyone has a relaxing and cozy weekend {and not going completely crazy this last weekend before Christmas}. I hope you can sit back, relax, take some time for yourself... let this special holiday season soak in... I'll be taking care of my patients all weekend and possibly going completely crazy myself! :D

Thursday, December 16, 2010


You know how when you hear a certain song it brings back a flood of memories? It can completely transform you back into that time, that place, that feeling... don't you love those types of songs!? Well, when i saw this picture and discovered where it was located I was immediately flooded with memories of listening to Telluride by Tim McGraw back in my high school days. Because of this song, I fell in love with this "sleepy little town" of Telluride and have dreamed of visiting (if i had a bucket list it would be on it!). Do you have one of these songs?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

wish I was here wednesday

Where do you wish you could be today? Olivia over at For Me has just started the wish i was here wednesday and I'm joining in! :D

I'm working today (Wednesday) and I probably wish i was pretty much anywhere but here. It has been so very hard and frustrating at work lately. Understaffed, overworked... with 7 patients as my normal load... its been difficult. Difficult for me to try to keep smiling and show compassion to patients, difficult for me to try and do 25 things all at once, and difficult for me not to hide my irritation toward my fellow coworkers at times.
So while browsing over at Bliss I discovered this winter wonderland... how I wish I was here!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Oh, just a few items I liked while browsing through my new discovery:
{i just have never heard of it, have you?... super cute items for the home, and gifts!}

Sunday, December 12, 2010


So My Love and I have been so busy! And now he's sick... very sick! Vomiting and... well you know, running to the toilet. So i'm definitely showing some TLC his way.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

waffle iron or...

Am I behind the times? How long has this and this been going on and I'm just now finding out about it! {sigh} Who's tried them before? I'm trying them both out asap!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

a wild thing

My dad called me wild thing growing up. I was never wild as in bad, crazy, or rebellious. Yet, he called me wild thing...
Sometimes I see/feel why...
And sometimes looking into my husband's eyes I see his frustration in understanding me...
He can probably relate to this...
But he loves a wild thing anyway...

Friday, December 3, 2010

I'll have a blue Christmas...

Is everyone's front door decorated with Christmas cheer? Mine currently is not... My Love and I have not had a chance yet to get a Christmas tree so I haven't officially decorated for the special holiday season {sad}! And he's going camping with his boys and I'm working all weekend so it looks like it will just have to wait till next week. I definitely wish I had this beautiful front door to welcome me during the Christmas season {where can I get that wreath!}! Really love it! I'm generally a red front door kind of girl but this blue may just be changing my mind! Happy weekend to you all!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

goat cheese rant

Oh Martha... how you do make my mouth water. Was browsing over at this a.m. for a little holiday inspiration and I got completely side tracked by her goat cheese. I can't seem to get enough of it these days. I've decided that everything taste better with a little side of goat cheese! Last night for supper I made a My Love and I a pita pizza {sort of thing} and sprinkled the top with caramelized onions and goat cheese... delish! This past weekend my family and I spent some time up in Saluda/Hendersonville NC {I love that place!} and went to a charming little bistro in downtown Hendersonville called Mrs. G and Me. I ordered this goat cheese torta very similar to Martha's above {for my meal} and almost licked the plate afterwards. I am definitely a fan. That warm goat cheese appetizer above looks amazing! Pair it with that beutiful cracker ...Yummy! If you're deciding on an appetizer for your holiday gathering... go with the goat cheese friends!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

dreams come true

"A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true."


*{this dreamy little girl's room looks like somewhere where magical dreams come true}*

Winter Wonderland

Its officially Christmas time once again! I have sooo much to do. I have bought once single present and hung one single stocking on my fireplace and that's all... Yes, I have a ways to go! But I'm so very excited to be spending my very first Christmas with My Love {sigh, I just love him} as husband and wife! I just stumbled upon these beautiful pics at this beautiful blog. Really got me in the Christmas spirit! I'm dreaming of a winter wonderland just like this!

{on a side note, my sister recently braided her hair like this and our waiter kept touching it and asking her if she was from a different country. it was funny, he was enthralled}

See more beautiful Winter Wonderland pics at