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I'd like to thank the academy...

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I was recently nominated by Danielle over at Pure Joy for a Liebster Award.  Don't know what that is?  I didn't either, until a few days ago.  Turns out it is an Oscar-worthy blog award given to people who are "up & coming in the blog world."  Ok, only Oscar-worthy in my book.  Slight exaggeration.
 I need to pick out my dress, buy a new pair of Spanks & get ready to hit the red carpet.
"I would like to thank my parents, my manager...."

Anyway, if you are nominated you have to answer 11 questions given to you by the person nominating you, followed by 11 random facts.  I LOVE reading random facts about people.  Do you secretly eat nail polish?  Have 12 toes?  Play the accordion?  Bring on the randomness!

Enjoy & thanks to Danielle for the nomination!

1.  What inspires you? Lots of things.  A good book, the hubs, friends, a smile.
2.  Favorite song of the moment? Anything from JT's new album.  Like whoa.
3.  Roller coasters...love or hate? Love.  …

The beach.

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Before DC & I were married we talked about a lot of things.  Where we would live, how many kids we wanted, where we saw our careers going, who was going to do the dishes (me), who was going to do the laundry (him), who was going to take out the trash (him), who was going to do the chores (him).  Hmmm...seeing some inbalance in our decisions.  Oh well, it seems to be working.

Besides all of the basic requests (unconditional love, trustworthiness, loyalty, you know the rest....) I made only one request.

I must see The Beach every year.No exceptions.  He knew I was dead serious.

We have been married for 7 years, & the deal still stands.

There is just something about The Beach.  Maybe it's the waves, the sounds of children playing in the sand, the SUN (definitely the sun), or just the soothing wind,  but there is nothing else on earth like it.  I immediately feel at peace the minute my toes hit the sand.  Now, if I have to also drag a chair, cooler, a huge beach bag, snack…

Sunday Snapshots

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This was supposed to be titled "Friday Faves" but....now it's 10pm on Sunday night.  Enter Sunday Snapshots.  Hey - flexibility is my middle name.  Here are my favorite, happiest, most fun pictures from the week!  If you follow me on instagram (@acarter402) then you have already seen them.  My apologies for your boredom, then.   Some things you can do to ease boredom: read a magazine, call a friend, come clean my house.




one// fun cupcake for my nephew.  with obnoxiously blue icing.  sorry, parents.

two// my sharp dressed man.

three// wine & cleaning party with my mama.  you can guess who did what.

four//  titanic pose while sleeping.  my heart will go on.

five//  good luck flowers.  I will never, ever, ever (times infinite) get tired of receiving flowers.

six//  date with my daddy to see OZ.  it was wicked.

seven// oh, just my baby's crib.  read this if you are highly confused.

eight// nosy little girl.

nine// treats for a special visitor.

Hooray for the start of Spri…

What's in my bag?

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Tonight's conversation: Dev: Are you ready to go to Lowe's yet? Abs: No, I'm working on a controversial blog post. Dev: Umm....on what?  (thinking...pretty please don't let it be on your views relating to politics, the death penalty or education.)  Abs: What's in my bag. Dev: (sigh of relief)

Spring is coming.  That means flowers, sunshine, Reese eggs, Easter baskets, Reese eggs & bright colors.  Which means time to change out the bag.  Goodbye black, gray & brown.   Hello pink, purple & white.
Don't worry, black, gray, & brown.  My house & closet are filled with you...you aren't going far.

Ready, set...dump.


Organize & number the dump.



1. Bubblemint gum.  I keep this company in bizzznass.

2.    Erin Condren Planner.  AKA my third arm.  Given to me by this cute lady...my FSIL.


  That is code for Future Sister in Law.  If my brother doesn't ask her to marry him soon, then I will just do it for him.  She is so pretty & fun &…

This looks cute!

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I like cute things.
Puppy paws, a colorful mug, my nephew after he wakes up, Dev's wallet my wallet after getting paid.

I like friends.
You know who you are.

I like friends who make cute things.

Meet Stacy.

I met this adorable, Charlize Theron look-alike 8 years ago when I started teaching 10 feet down the hall from her.  Come to find out...she grew up in DC's hometown, she went to Hanover College (one of my greatest loves EVER), she was a cheerleader there (like me!), AND we are sorority sistas.  Well...except one of us graduated a few years before the other one got there.  I won't say who.
But, her name rhymes with Lacy.  Sorry, Stace.
You still look like you're 20.  Especially when you get to hang out in London in cool phone booths.

Stacy has it all - the looks, the brains, the creativity.  She is an amazing teacher, wife, mother, friend & now business owner!  She opened her own etsy shop called "This Looks Cute." A to the dorable.  Check out her cute h…