Friday, July 31, 2009


The fabulous, KARA FUSTON, is having a giveaway in honor of her "100th post"!!!

The lucky winner will win a lovely heirloom necklace, made exclusively by local artist, Tabetha Newport-Sullens:)

All you have to do is click on the link below:

and leave a comment under the giveaway post:) Yippee:) I LOVE GIVEAWAYS:)

I sure hope Baby Harper, pulls out my name as the winner!!!(hint, hint):)

Monday, July 27, 2009


Happy 10th Birthday to my Carter J.

We love you so very much & are so proud of you:)

"God made you as you are in order to use you as He planned!"
~~J.C. Macaulay~~

Thursday, July 23, 2009

19 years, "WAY TO GO KAT!"......

KATHY'S BRIDAL & GIFTS celebrates 19 years of business today!

I am so happy for my "bestest" pal, KATHY BREWER, who has worked extremely hard over the years to expand her clientele throughout the United States and the world!!! She recently sold a dress to someone in Italy---How AWESOME is that???

Kathy's not only sells bridal & formal wear, but her showroom also includes a large selection of gifts for just about anyone. Jewelry, Pewter serving pieces, Paula Deen stoneware, Lawn flags, picture frames, Baby gifts, stationary, Handbags---are just to name a few. Just about anything can be monogrammed in store, just stop by and check out everything she has to offer.

Kathy's Bridal & Gifts is located in the Plaza Shopping Center in Mc Minnville, TN. You can also check out her blog site, by scrolling down & clicking on her link:)

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Since Thursday, my dining room was transformed into a "bakers workshop"!

My sweet friend, Ashley Freeman(now Newport) asked me sometime last year, to make cupcakes & cookies for her wedding day. I was very excited, but nervous at the same time:)

300 cupcakes and 300 sugar cookies is not an easy task, but with God's grace, he gave me the strength to make it through:)

First, I made up the cookie dough. I had to quadruple the recipe, then roll out dough, bake, glaze, "monogram", & package each cookie!

Ashley ordered the cutest little orange boxes to put the cookies in. She also made labels with their initials & the wedding date on them. A single cookie was placed in each box, then placed on the tables at the reception for each guest to take as a favor.

On Friday, I started "whipping" up the batter for the cupcakes. I also quadrupled the recipe, because my recipe only makes a dozen at a time. Then on Saturday morning, I started making my homemade Vanilla butter cream FROSTING. My kitchen was totally & completely covered in powdered sugar "dust":)

I finally finished around 1:00p.m., jumped in the shower, packed up my clothes & makeup, loaded the car, & I was off!

I made it to Westwood around 1:45, unloaded, went to V's ( to get "prettiful"), picked up my pal, Lynn Bullen, then headed back to the church to arrange the cupcakes onto the stand:)

Ashley & Jason's wedding was so elegant, and I am so blessed to have been a part of such a beautiful day:)

*Scroll down to see more pics from the wedding:)

Ashley & Jason's Wedding.....

I am sooooooooooo excited to finally get back into the career world:) I've been a stay-at-home Mom for several years now, since leaving my job in Human Resources at RPH.
I absolutely LOVED my job, loved meeting new people, and "the thrill" of the daily grind!!!
I also LOVE being at home with my family---don't get me wrong---there's plenty to do, & every day is a blessing. But, I LOVE working & I have been EXTREMELY BLESSED to have been given this opportunity!!! When your not even looking for a job, then someone calls you and asks you to come to work for them---that's indescribable:) I was very honored & humbled at the same time, especially given the person who asked me:)
I know that GOD is sending this opportunity to me, not only as a blessing, but for a reason!
So, "Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's off to work I go" bright & early tomorrow morning:)

Monday, July 13, 2009

about the new career that God has BLESSED me with;)