Saturday, November 30, 2013

A closing for Thanks

Hello dear friends! Last November post about my thankfullness :) but, that doesn't mean my thankfullness stops. I'm thankful January 1st- December 31st.

November 24th- My community

November 25th- My desire to heal people

November 26th- My family's tradition of decorating for the holidays

November 27th- A gym

November 28th- Family time

November 29th- Salt & vingar chips ;)

November 30th- Love & laughter


Now... CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN! I am so stinkin excited about the upcoming holiday, y'all!

I'm also very excited for tomorrows blog post because it will hold my Christmas wish list and more. Yeeeeeeeep! I love this time of year. "It's the most wonderful time of the year."

                   We are currently decorating at our house and already put our tree up. Next is ornaments and lights. I. can. not. wait.

Things I'm super duper excited for:

1. Christmas smells
2. Shopping(Aside from Black Friday which I did.. for twelve hours)
3. Light seeing
4. Moments together with both mine + Caleb's families
5. Christmas music
6. Exchange of presents
7. Break from college
8. Meals for the holiday
9. Mistletoes
10. Celebrating our One True King

Stay tuned for tomorrows post! It'll be fun ;)

What are y'all excited for?
                                                   With love, Britt

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I really need to get on my game

Okay okayI confess, I may have been absent for to weeks almost :/ but I'm back!

Y'all life has been so busy with school, and my newly returned transfer job; that I had no time to do anything but sleep (barely) haha.
   Things to recap:
1. I got a new job at the hospital where I've been working but now in a new department. I love it! I get to wear my favorite type of clothing which is fancy work attire :) yaaaaay! I work in admitting now so I  get to see lots of pregnant mommas preregistering to have their babies there... Can't wait for that to be me one day (five years from now) ;)

2. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I'm more excited than ever! Plus that means Christmas decor comes out at our house. I can't get enough of the smell of fresh firewood, glimpse of glistening lights draped around the tree, and 25 days til Christmas countdown on ABC family. So much happiness

3. I owe y'all thirteen things I'm thankful for so here goes


My house
My kitten
My education
My morals
My coffee mug
My cell phone
My relationship with Caleb
My love for helping people( medically) but also emotionally
My job
My support from family and friends
God's grace
My calling for the future
My baby blanket-Yes, I said it.


That's it! All up to date. I feel a lot better now that I'm back where I'm suppose to be!

    What are you thankful for in this beautiful Saturday?

With love, Britt

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fall nights

Consist of Carebear & I watching the EMA'S and ovaltine :) we are such laid back people. 

Tonight I am thankful for God's plans:
I am the type of person who likes to know what's going to happen and always being in control of my life. I've had my goals planned out for my whole life basically, and have followed through. I set high goals such as becoming a heart surgeon, getting married, having kids, and always being happy. Although it seems like crazy goals I've set them for the long run & have been continuing forth since I graduated high school. With God as my Father I see I'm not always in control of my life and can't do whatever I want. For it's through Him things are possible. So, as far as now goes; I am graduating soon from my  community college with my AA in Medicine, praying I get accepted into the University of Florida for this upcoming summer, get a BS and get accepted into their PA program because I no longer have a desire to be a heart surgeon. I want to be all kinds of things so my calling has changed slightly. I love how God works and the way he puts side roads in your life to get you to where HE wants you to be. My gracious, merciful, Heavenly Father makes my life and is in control & for that, I am very thankful. 
A reminder that helps me when I try to be in the drivers seat:
"Be still, and know that I am God"

With love, Britt

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I know the way to my mans heart

His stomach, of course! ;) while my man was working all day today & two hours OVER his time I made us dinner.

Grilled chicken Parmesan with green beans (slight dose of garlic) and sweet potatos mashed. I did pretty well if I say so myself... I'm a little biased. But, this does give me good chances to start cooking more in preparation for when we are married which is in 198 days!!!! Six months and eight days :) I am too excited. Last night was a treat for me because Carebear made us steaks and broccoli with cheese. 

Now I am writing to y'all as Caleb showers and I relax on the sofa getting ready for a night of Alabama V. LSU game, relaxation, and cuddles. Nothing. Better

I am so thankful for calm nights. If my calling towards becoming a Physicians Assistant is still a yes in Gods book then I can only imagine what my schedule will be like and days/nights at the hospital will be like. So being home with the one I love just sitting is a blessing. Weird right? I should be thankful for something more? Nooooope! Cuddling and talking about our day is a heaping bowl happiness for this girl!

What is something little y'all thankful for?

Now I'm off to lay in his arms and enjoy the rest of our night together. Have a wonderful evening, sweet friends
P.S sorry for all the girlish talk 

With love, Britt 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Is it that time already?

FOR CHRISTMASSSSS! That's right folks. I am already seeing Christmas decorations up at local stores, the giant tree that gets set up on our towns square, and peppermint mocha coffee creamers... I can't handle it, y'all. 
   jk. of course I can because it's my A B S O L U T E favorite holiday for many reasons.

        One huge reason I am stoked for this gracious holiday would be because once it comes, the new year is right around the corner which means only four months until I'm married. That's right. Married. I am super excited! Eeeeeek!

I'll hold off on Christmas talk for a couple more weeks ;)

Quick little sharing session, peeps.

I recently had a breakout out of nowhere that causes pimples in random places on my face which I never have. I have been using this one type of face wash from a certain brand ( rhymes with Larry Gray) Ahem*

Anyways, here and there I'll get a pimple and sometimes more than one during a certain timing... This face wash did not help reduce the happen of pimples, redness which my face gets because I'm so fair skinned, and left it oily. I had been using it for about a month with my.. 

Clarisonic Mia 2 which I HIGHLY recommend. For those of you who just wash your face with your hands and think all your makeup and residue is gone, think again. They are pretty pricey but totally worth it. They are sold on amazon for $120-$160, but you can try your local beauty supply store to get different pricing there.

This beauty clears the skin of all makeup and leaves it feeling fresh. I got it as a gift from my soon-to-be mother in-law and use it every night before bed with my NEW face wash which is...

I use to use this little gem but suddenly switched to a different brand for no reason at.all and I regretted it. I'm back using the Clean and clear morning burst and could not feel any better after a good wash. The little beads inside pop and leave your skin feeling all tingly and happy and will thank you later, :)

You can buy that for only $3.99 on amazon or $6.99 at Walgreens

Along with those two rituals I purchased this 
for the past breakouts I've ever had and left marks on my pale face. Just a little dap over a red spot or past scar/mark and let it dry.  Thankfully, I have freckles which help hide my marks from picking and scratching off. You can buy this for only $5.45 off amazon or $8.64 at Walgreens. Seems a little pricey for such a small bottle but I've only been using it for two days and can see results. 

What acne face washes work for you? Any homemade remedies? 

Thankful thoughts for the yesterday & today are:

My Bible and My open state of mind-I say open state of mind because I never read without applying and understanding. My Bible is the best book I have ever read and could not recommend it more. Trust me, friends! It's a good one ;) When I read my Bible I open it up with a clear mind and just let it pour into me like a river. I take in, try to take in all the graciousness and mercy our Father has laid out for us. One thing I cannot fathom is how a Man can love such sinners as us and never leave nor forsake us.... Tell me that ain't a good book worth opening.

I hope y'all are having a beautiful Friday! T.G.I.F!

With love, Britt

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Everyone loves the circus

Hello sweet people! 

 Hope you had a great Tuesday and are having a wonderful Wednesday :)

It was a busy day yesterday so today I'll make up for it. Yes you read that right! The CIRCUS!!! 

Caleb's mom and dad took his adorable nephews to the circus that was here in town & we joined them. So. Fun

Here's a recap of some stuff we saw:

Of course there are selfies of us...;)
                     Ring leader!

Sorry for the bad quality, but I couldn't resist posting these pics! 

Not only did we go to the circus but it's my brother and sisters birthday! So we went and had dinner with friends and family to celebrate. Nothing like being with a group of people who are as fun to be around as the circus people ;)

On another note:
My thankful thought for yesterday is my family. They are my world, my lift, support, helpers and friends. I am surrounded by a huge family that wants nothing except happiness for me. Honestly, I love my crazy, silly, fun family.

And for today I am thankful for my car. As materialistic as it may seem and how much I'm trying to avoid that... this post needs to be said. I have a recall on my 2013 Ford Fusion and am getting it fixed.. I am without my car for about four hours which is awful today because OF COURSE I have everything in the world to do today. I have a new job transfer interview, physical therapy, school, and the gym. Thankfully I have a selfless fiancé who is picking me up from the dealership and will be driving me around for the time being. I never realized how car dependent I am until now, friends.

What are y'all thankful for today? 

Have a blessed Wednesday! 

With love, Britt 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Simply satisfied

Hello friends! I hope you've had a wonderful Monday;) 

Today's thankful thought: my best friend Rachel. 
This little lady had been my neighbor, sister, and close shoulder to cry on for lots of years now & I couldn't be more thankful for someone to share the ups and downs with. 

That is all. I love you, Rach

With love, Britt

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A teaspoon of sugar

Good morning my sweet friends! I hope you are all having a very happy Sunday.

I am currently sitting on my comfy couch writing to y'all about simple things and then it hit me as to what my next thing I'm thankful for is... My life 
                        Forreal, everyone. It's awesome

I have a loving family, supportive friends, a wonderful man in my life and so much more. How could someone not be pleased with just that alone? Being able to blog and afford technology to communicate with y'all is a blessing, but if all of it were to be taken away I can still say I'm thankful for everything I have. 

God's been putting on my heart that it's not about how much you have, but about what you have. And folks, I have a lot of love in my life. A lot. I don't want to look back on life 50+ years from now and think of all the materialistic factors that consumed my life.

“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine.” 

Side track: Caleb and I are so close to our closing date on the house and I'm stuck between two different couches. 

Which one do y'all like better?


With love, Britt

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November brings thanks

 Happy Saturday, all! I hope y'all are enjoying your weekend. It's rainy outside with a cool breeze in the air. 

    Todays post will be brief and to the point.
I know I'm a day late but I wanted to list something every day that I'm thankful for during this whole month.

The month of November not only brings joy because Christmas is right around the corner, but the fact that we all have so much to be grateful for.


1. My Jesus
My Savior, saving grace, healer, mentor, and so much more. I would not be the woman I am today, nor as strong as I am without Him in my life. He brought me up when I was down, healed me when I felt broke, and saved me when no other person could. Forever thankful for such a loving man in my life that I can call mine <3

2. My soon-to-be hubs
I am beyond thankful for Caleb not only because I'm soon to be married to him, but because he is the love of my life. He brings me smiles everyday and happiness to go along with it. The Lord did a great job matching us two up for a lifetime together. Caleb warms my heart with love and joy and never lets me forget how beautiful I am. He has made it possible to believe in that fairytale love us girls think of since toddler days. I am telling you, y'all, I'm blessed

I can not express how blessed and thankful I am for the wonderful life I have. This month I hope y'all show the ones you love just how thankful you are for them. Also I pray that this month I remember there are more important things to be grateful for other than material things. Sometimes we get caught up in all our possessions and we forget what is most valuable to us.

                               I Love this quote. Short. Sweet & to the point!
                                     Remember all, it's about giving thanks.
"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow."  ~Edward Sandford Martin

With love, Britt