Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Top Ten

Happy Hump-day y'all!

Since you heard about my love for Pinterest here, I thought I would share my Top Ten list from this week!

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What's my excuse again? 100-year old, Fauja Singh, became the oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon when he finished a race in Toronto. pinned here

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I'm thinking about making this cake for our church cake auction. Thoughts? pinned here

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Beautiful hair color, pinned here

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Reminds me of when I was a little girl and my mom made us sleep in rollers! pinned here

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Love this fall outfit. I think I really like gold. pinned here

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I like her outfit - black and brown together! pinned here

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Less messy smores! Just plain cute. pinned here

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Everyone needs a tree house... this one takes the cake! pinned here

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Seriously, this could entertain me for hours! pinned here

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Love these wreaths on the window! pinned here


Monday, October 17, 2011

More power to you!

From time to time, I love sharing neat inventions I find. I explained here that inventions always bring fond memories of my Dad's creative mind.

Here's a clever one for charging your phone or iPod. The U-Socket is an upgraded outlet that fits a standard socket - is easy to install - and has two USB ports. You can charge your phone without unplugging a necessary lamp or clock! I love creative people.

It is $25 and available at


Friday, October 07, 2011

Llama's in pajamas!

Georgia went all out to read for the record yesterday!

Read for the Record is a national campaign to bring attention to literacy and was an attempt to set a world record for the largest number of people reading the same book on the same day.

Throughout the day, thousands of students were read the cute book Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. It is a rhyming story about a baby llama who is scared after his llama mama tucks him into bed, goes downstairs, and does not respond immediately when he requests water. He begins to fret that his mama is gone - only, she is busy with a phone call. All ends well, with mama giving baby llama two kisses and tucking him back in bed for the night.

My sweet friend, Chelsea, is a Pre-K teacher and asked me to be the 'celebrity' reader for her class. This is Chelsea and her hubby, Garrett. She's pretty and a really great teacher.

After I broke the news to her that I am not a celebrity but would gladly read to her class, we were all set.

And let me tell you, those kiddos are so cute.

Throughout the book, you see baby llama's beautiful quilt. I took the opportunity to teach my class what a quilt was and then after reading, I handed out coloring worksheets of quilts I had made. We sat at the table, colored, laughed, and shared crayons. I was just getting ready to teach about counting and the alphabet, shapes, and colors, when Chelsea cut in and said it was nap time. And as interesting as shapes and colors are, those cuties sprinted to the blankets and we're ready to go to sleep before I opened up my lesson plans. Guess I'm not smarter than a Pre-K'er - nap time always wins!

Thanks, Chelsea, for letting me play teacher yesterday!

If you have not had the opportunity to read Llama Llama Red Pajama, you should. It's available online here!


Monday, October 03, 2011

Do you pin?

By now, I'm assuming most of you have found the beloved site, Pinterest. If not, welcome to a heckava lot of fun.

On Pinterest, you create virtual inspiration boards that you can then 'pin' pictures to with a note about why you love it. A few of the notes about my 'pins' may or may not read something like, 'oh this outfit is perfect for a Clemson game' or 'get in my belly' (p.s. that would be a picture of food/dessert) or 'Perfect Thanksgiving place card'. 

I. Love. It.

Here's my 'I want to wear it' mood board. If you see me in an outfit that looks like one below, promise me you won't mention that Pinterest is now dressing me. mkay? I'll keep it a secret if you do too.

I have boards for home decor, very future kids rooms, food recipes I want to cook, desserts I want to eat, so on and so forth. In my head, I have already remodeled my laundry room three times, the master bedroom twice, and redone both guest bedrooms about six times. It's great! If you happen to be my husband reading this... I haven't started any work just yet!

Here's a glipse of my 'Home Sweet Home' board. Oh, happy day.

I even have a board for all the things I swoon over called, 'I'm Ready to Buy You'. Thus far, I've not bought a thing. Good girl.

If you decide you have 5 or 50 minutes to spare perusing this site, I'd highly recommend it.
And when you do, you can find me so we can keep tabs on each other's latest crush.

Follow Me on Pinterest

If you are already a fan of Pinterest, make sure we're following each other - you can leave me a comment below if I need to get my act together and follow you too. I love you to pieces and want to see what you're up to!

xoxo, Callie