December Goals

So I think I am going to follow in the footsteps of another blog I read and do goals at the beginning of each month and a progress report on the previous goals. So here goes!


Take lunch to work everyday. I can save so much money this way!

Get Camdyn’s room done and move all of her stuff in there.


Plan meals each week to make sure that I am eating healthy.


Going to the gym at least 3 times a week!


Don’t be afraid…and just go with it…I will explain this one later. (;



So here is my December goals, and I will update you all in January! Another idea is in the works for a blog too…so keep your eyes peeled…(:







He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, cause you to think twice, and if he admits to being human an making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you. –Bob Marley

I love this.

Workin Out!

As I sit here getting ready to go to spin class and waiting on my coffee to brew I was thinking about working out. Not just my body, but my mind and my soul. This year has been a lot of growing, and realizing; trust me it hasn’t been fun either. Things aren’t always what they seem, and if you aren’t focused on what is important then you can lose yourself. I have gained a lot of humility and hopefully will be able to carry that on and teach Camdyn some of the important values I have learned.

I keep hoping for things, people, and ideas because I am a romantic and idealist, but I also have been more conscious and grateful for the things I have in my life. It is a month where people focus on that, but I want to carry it year round. I want to make a grateful list everyday. Maybe not on paper, although on a really bad day it might be a good idea. It is just to remind myself, Stacey look around, stop and smell the roses. I keep reading Jeremiah 29:11-14 and it just reminds me that even when God is letting you endure trials and tribulations he does have a plan for you, and it is a good one! One of my favorite pieces of wisdom that I like to share is, “Nothing worth while is ever going to be easy. Those things, people, jobs take a lot of work.”

Just a few uplifting thoughts and a way for me to reflect. Hope you all have a wonderful day!


another great one:


So I am totally in love with the website if you haven’t you should totally indulge! Zack and J were making fun of me because I was looking at all of the ideas, but hadn’t made anything. Well to date I have made a head band for Camdyn, an awesome message board, and my own ModgePodge! Yay. The possibilities are endless. Here are some pictures of some of the things I have made so far! (:

Flowers on the mantle...nice little touch!

Made a message board from an old picture I got from a yard sale...the glass acts as a dry erase board and for the calendar squared I did paint swatches from Sherwin Williams!!

The flower on Camdyn's headband I made

My little model (:

And this is just the beginning of my craftiness! (:



Downtown Charleston

Sometimes things knock lightly and then other times it hits you over the head…

I have made quite a few mistakes in my life and one of my goals in moving to South Carolina is to acknowledge them, and now try to fix them. I have been praying some and I know one thing that my life needs is God. I tried to go to church last week, but couldn’t find it in the morning and then chickened out in the evening.

I want to get my finances straight. Pay some debts that I owe, pay down my student loans, car loan, and save some money. God has opened the door for me. I have gotten two jobs in the first week and started both of them. I can honestly say that I think I am going to enjoy both and they will be good opportunities. Granted both are part-time and I may need to get another job when the event planning slows down God has provided for me when I haven’t given him much credit lately and just placed the blame everywhere but on myself. Now just pray I can actually establish and stick to a budget because that is def something that I need to figure out ASAP!

So onto the fun stuff…Ms. Brandon, my internship coordinator, has been persistent with me to get some stuff taken care of that needs to be done. I talked to her today and she just lifted me up and gave me the boost I needed. Then I got an e-mail that one of the Community Colleges I was looking at to take some courses to get me ready for grad school is going to add more classes that start in two weeks. God is really opening doors when I need them the most. The classes may or may not work out but just the fact that God is showing me that he is going to take care of me gives me a little peace.


Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.

Summer time

So I was told at the beginning of the summer by a certain male that I had done a bit of man bashing on my blog. I want to turn that around…not that I have lots of wonderful things to say on their behalf but I want to share in my adventures of Mommie and Camy.
This past Monday was another terrifying moment when Camdyn fell up my brick steps. We rushed to the emergency room where she immediately made friends with the nurses and everyone she encountered. Luckily things were just fine, no broken bones just a few scratches. I have to brag on my sweet girl. She is so smart. She is 21 months old and she knows her name, age, birthday, sounds animals make, all of her family member’s names and their vehicles! She is a mess! She can plié and turn like a prima ballerina and she has the most adorable pageant wave. I am always so proud of her until she throws her new found tantrums; the terrible twos are coming! I look forward to the rest of the summer because it just makes me admire the innocence of youth. Camdyn is so happy and content spending time with family or playing in the park. I am so happy to say I am her Mommie!


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