Monday, November 30, 2015

December is upon us!

Photo Credit: Stocksy
December is literally hours away... Now we have to start planning the month out! To save you the trouble I put together this bucketlist for December! Here's 20 things you should do this December. So get you some fuzzy socks, a cup of hot chocolate and turn on a good Christmas movie and read through this list of things to do in December.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A taste bud journey for all pepper fans!

I know I said I may be AWOL due to studying for my real estate exam but I just couldn't stay away from my blog..  With that said, I had to take a short break to brag on this pepper jelly I just had! We all know that you just can't study or focus on studying unless you have a good snack by your side.


Well, a few weeks ago we went to Calico Arts & Crafts in Moultrie. While we were there we tried a free sample of some pepper jelly and cream cheese on a cracker. I started to walk off with my sample but how could I go home without some of this delicious creation? Here's what you should know about it:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

I may be AWOL for a week or two

It has been such a busy week, I have been working my butt off in order to get the weekend off so I could study for my finals. Once finals are over and Thanksgiving out of the way be prepared for ALOT of Christmas posts. I am holding myself back from decorating now. So, I will see y'all soon! <3 Wish me luck on this real estate test! I'm going to need it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

That Cotton Pickin' Boy!

Sundays are usually spent at church and then eating with family or church friends. But once in awhile the work must go on, although I would rather relax on Sundays. The Farmer & I got in the truck and started the long drive to the the farm up in Rebecca. On the way we rode with the windows down through the small country towns, people passing by us trying to get to church on time. We sat there chit chatting the whole way about our plans and what we were going to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I kept my eyes on the window the whole ride occasionally looking around at him to smile. Then we finally got there...

Friday, November 13, 2015

"The Christian Challenge": Red Cup Edition

Photo Credit: Starcasm
I have another challenge to all of you reading my blog! Read this first part for some background first though.

A single red cup has blown up my Facebook news feed for the past few days.  Why? An internet evangelist started this #MerryChristmasStarbucks, (For those of you who don't know: Starbucks released it's "holiday cups" and they're just plain old red. No snowflakes, no trees, no holly, nothing. Just red cups and the Starbucks symbol.) So this guy automatically starts screaming, and pointing fingers and telling people to go to Starbucks and tell them your name is 'Merry Christmas' so they're forced to yell it out. As soon as I saw the video my first thought was, "Not everyone celebrates Christmas." Don't get me wrong, I am a Christian, Christmas is my favorite holiday and I start to get ready for it after Halloween and I wish everyone else in the world was a Christian and loved Christmas and God as much as I do, BUT if they don't want to be a Christian you can't force them to believe. By the next couple days it had blown up into this huge ordeal. So, I did some thinking... (I know, dangerous stuff, right?)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Whole Lotta' Southern-isms

When I was in about eleventh grade some kid moved to my school from somewhere off further away. Sometime within his first few weeks at school he said something very depressing and sad, (I can't remember what it was) but I went, "Bless Your Heart." He turned and gave me the dirtiest look then told me to "ahem. vulgar word that I won't repeat on here off". I about flew out of my chair, but before I could all the girls I hung out with were on his back before I could even comeback with something. Later, I asked him why he said that to me, apparently he thought 'Bless Your Heart' was the biggest insult. Made me think, "The new people that come down South, what are they told before they get here?" Are they told that we are all crazy backwoods bullies with a secret insulting language? Here's a list of some "Southern-isms" that I was raised on!

Sweet Tea & A Trip Up North

Mint Sweet Tea
Photo Credit: Food Network
A few Summers ago I went up North, Pennsylvania actually. I've always had this love for traveling especially up there. The weather is actually cool year round up there. It was about 70 degrees and everybody that lived up there was hot and fanning and I'm over here like this is feeling amazing! I don't think they realize how hot it really is down here. It's NOVEMBER. You know, Fall? Where we are supposed to be wearing uggs and jackets? Leggings and layers? Yeah, the past weekend I have worn shorts and Tee shirts. It is SO hot here in South Georgia! Anyway, I had a rather funny experience last time I was up there. I began craving some sweet tea. I have sweet tea with just about every single meal. It's a staple down here. So I get up there in a Mexican restaurant and I'm surrounded by my family, the ones from here and the ones from up there and me and that waitress about had it out... then I realized something that I had never been faced with before...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cross Carriers

Conrad Irving, The Tifton Cross Carrier
Photo Credits: Tifton Gazette's Facebook
I was on my way to class awhile back and I passed by a man walking on the side of the road, I literally had to take a double take. This man was carrying a wooden cross down the road. My first thought was how carrying that cross may hurt his shoulder. My second thought was how Jesus carried a wooden cross too. I guess I didn't really think much about it after that until I saw the same man again. This time, I thought 'He has to be thirsty. How could he do that in this heat?'. Again, I didn't think much more about it after that. Then today I was scrolling through my newsfeed as I do every morning I saw a photo of another man carrying a cross. He was carrying it across the country. I quickly found my way to his Facebook page that follows his journey...

Monday, November 2, 2015

Getting a Farmhouse Kitchen

Photo Credit: Being Tazim
I was born in the wrong year, I was supposed to be a 1930's- 1950's farm wife. I was just a little late..
Anyway, whenever the Farmer and I get our home, my kitchen is going to be all vintage farmhouse. I don't care if he has me living in a box, it will be vintage farmhouse.
I love kitchens and I will probably spend most of my time there whether I am cooking or not. But when I do get it, I want it to have that vintage feel. I want it to feel like a step back in time.
I'll show you how to get a vintage kitchen feel and even give you some links to products to buy to make your kitchen truly come to life! Enjoy and be sure to show me pics of your farmhouses!

ATTENTION: New Blog Feature!

Today I became an Amazon affiliate, meaning, you will probably find more amazon products in my posts and on the sidebar. Don't fret, amazon is a very reputable company and if I didn't trust them I would not be putting their products on my blog.

Amazon has good prices on good products. They have an extremely wide variety of products so they have something for everyone in our families. 
I will have links to products in my future posts that you can directly buy from. All you have to do is click on them then it will take you to the page the product is on and if you buy that product I get a small portion of that. So you'll be helping me and the Farmer! Thanks everyone! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Is your problem bigger than God?

Photo Credits: Missional Women

Is your problem bigger than God?

This question has went through my mind plenty of times this week. I've felt discouraged, angry, frustrated, upset, and just flat out depressed at some points this week. But I saw this photo and it got me to thinking. Is my problem bigger than God?

It really helps for me to ask myself this every-time that something happens that is out of my control.

It reminds me that God can do anything.
Last night, I read something on Facebook that really made me angry and at the same time I wanted to just shout this at the man who said something so ignorant that I am seriously writing about it here.

What are you thankful for?

Someone asked me, "Adrian, what are you most thankful for this year?" 

I sat there a moment thinking of all the things I have to be thankful for, then I figured it out. 
I don't have one thing, I have many!
So, what are those things?

Things to do in November

Photo Credits: Cleverly Inspired
Last night I started to write a post for all of my readers, I was about to finish it when the Farmer got here. We went to the store and bought dinner, when we got back we started on dinner. All of a sudden I had this sharp pain in my stomach, I ran to the bathroom. Fast forward about thirty minutes of getting sick... The Farmer was a sport about it though. He finished cooking the meat then came to take care of me. My two sweeties sat there taking care of me, Bella laid on my side while the Farmer sat by the bed. Needless to say, It was a rough night. I say it was a bad stomach virus. I woke up this morning with a woozy tummy. Not the way I wanted to start the day, so here I am on the couch with some ginger ale and extreme nausea. But at least I have some time to myself, I guess. Anyway, today is November 1st which means I can start planning Christmas. Yes, I am "THAT" person. As I was in bed trying to get rid of nausea and a tummy ache this morning I found a list of things to do during November on Pinterest.