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I'm an Okie native, but currently an Arkansan. Newlywed. Hairstylist. Lover of all things creative. Pinterest and blog addict. Wanna-be photographer and wedding planner. Jesus follower. I love meeting new people and I'd love for you to stay a while, read a lot, and follow along. I love discovering new blogs so leave me a comment and I'm thrilled you're here!


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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Way Back Wednesday- Quincee and Allie Entz!

WARNING: This blog post contains a large number of photos. Meet Allie, my best friend from college. She will kill me for blackmailing her with the above picture, but it is such an incredibly awesome picture that I couldn't resist. Every time I see it I can't help but laugh. Allie and I met our freshman year of college. We were both members of the UAFS volleyball team. From the minute we met, we instantly became good friends. I think it was easy for us because we had so much in common. We were both setters, drove Jetta's, had double chins, and we pretty much had the same views on life. We spent countless hours together during volleyball and because we played the same position we were always put together during drills and warm-up. Allie was also my roommate for two years. Although we saw each other every day, there was rarely a time when we ever argued (minus our tiff during sophomore year). I'm so thankful for Allie's friendship.....she is such a wonderful, caring friend. We made some wonderful memories throughout college. Most of you won't pick up on these jokes, but Allie will. Team Yo Momma. Deep creeper voices. Bored video making. Pitching machines. Tarp sliding in the rain. _____ nugget. Slumber parties. My studying moodiness/nervous breakdowns. Worship CD on Norman trips. Chick-Fil-A trips. Mardi Gras....and the list goes on and on and on.

Freshman year, Spring Break in Padre.

Christmas 2006
Team Yo Momma...Allie made shirts for us and gave one to me as a Christmas gift.
Norman boys representing Fort Smith volleyball. We have on the same shirt in different colors, embarrassing!
Lone Star concert
Can you please tell me why I thought this outfit and headband were cute?
Good Times!

Junior Year
camping with Mr. Catfish

Disturbia night

Halloween 2009

Senior Year

My favorite picture!

New Orleans trip, Mardi Gras 2010

This picture was taken when Allie came to visit me in Norman after I graduated. It was so great to know that we could pick up exactly where we left off. I know that we will remain life long friends no matter where we are located on the map. I look forward to the many fun reunions that we will have over the years! I hope you know that I miss you like crazy, think of you often, and cherish our friendship dearly.

"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."
Love you friend,

Christmas with the Best Friends!

The night before Christmas Eve I celebrated Christmas with three of my closest friends! We exchanged gifts, ate food, talked, and watched Father of the Bride. It was a successful evening filled with lots of FUN! I thought I'd share a few pics from the night.... I was SO excited about all of my wonderful gifts...they know me all too well! I got some Bath & Body Works candles and hand soap, THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKBOOK (can't wait to learn how to cook, haha), a Hobby Lobby gift card, and a Christmas tree cookie cutter!
My friend Beth got a fun OU ornament, a bottle of wine, and a close pin picture board that I made her.

Rachel got a bedazzled coffee canister, a book, a candle, and pj's.

Alli is excited about her gifts, can't you tell? She got a Skinny Girl book that has health nut info and recipes, a candle, and Niven Morgan Gold hand lotion.

Love these girls!

I couldn't figure out what to get Beth for Christmas so I hit up a few thrift stores in search of a wooden picture frame that could be transformed into a close pin picture board. Here is what I found: It was a super ugly frame, but I could tell it had some potential!

Here is the final product:
It was a very easy process. I just took the plexiglass out, spray painted the frame, covered the matte in fabric, nailed some black wire to the back of the frame, and close pinned the pics to the wire. The hardest part was trying to get the three lines of wire evenly spread out which I didn't to such a hot job on, but I was happy with the end result. I like that it's a cheap and easy way to display pictures, rather than using a picture frame or bulletin board.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa's Reindeer Wants to Wish You....

Quincee & Samson

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Birthday MOM!!

Happy 52nd Birthday to the greatest mom in the entire world! I hope this year brings many blessings and wonderful memories your way! I'm so thankful that I have such an amazing mom. My friends used to always tell me that I was going to be just like my mom when I grew up. Of course, back when I was in high school and was a stubborn teenager, I always said "no I won't." If you were to say the same thing to me now I would tell you that I can only hope that I'm half the mom and wife that she is. My mom is truly one of my best friends.....I pretty much tell her everything and I LOVE spending quality time with her. My mom and dad have taught me so many great life lessons. One thing I learned from my mom is how to cherish and nurture friendships. My mom has a close knit group of great friends, whether it be from high school, college, Sunday school, etc. Seeing her maintain those friendships over the years has taught me that you have to nourish those relationships and have a part in their lives for them to survive. When I was younger, one of my favorite things to do with my mom was have slumber parties! When my dad would be gone for football games and track meets my mom and I would always have slumber parties. We would just hang out and watch movies and then I would get to sleep in her room and when my dad came home late at night from the games, he would be kicked out of his bed and have to sleep in mine. I LOVED having slumber parties with my mom, mainly because when I was younger I was scared to sleep by myself, haha. I'm thankful that my mom pushed me (forced me would be a better word) to try new things. She made me play soccer and sing/ring in the church choir. I absolutely hated soccer and I didn't love church choir, but I grew to enjoy church choir and I'm so glad that I was a part of it. All in all, I think my mom is pretty darn cool and I look up to her....after all, how many 52 year olds can say that in the last year they completed a half marathon and a triathlon and are training for their 2nd half marathon? Mom, I'm so proud of all that you have accomplished in the last year and I hope next year is just as great! I'm so thankful for your love and friendship....I LOVE YOU! Happy Birthday!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Welcome JaMarkus Avery!

JaMarkus Avery Powell
8 lbs
9 oz
21" long

Congratulations to my cousin Kaleigh and her husband Justin on the birth of their second baby boy! Isn't he cute? So glad to hear that everyone is doing well.....wish I lived closer so I could come meet him!

Going to the chapel and they're gonna get married.....

There must be something in the water because it seems like so many of my friends have gotten engaged recently. I'm so ecstatic for every single one of them and I can't wait for their wedding day and all the festivities that go along with it. I've always thought that one of the sweetest stages in life had to be when all your friends got married and started having babies. It's such a fun time to bring everyone together to celebrate an awesome thing called love!

I'm proud to say that I will be inheriting a sweet sister within the next year! Yes, you heard right, my brother popped the question to his girlfriend this weekend. I'm so stoked for them. They truly are a wonderful couple and have such a great bond. They were very close friends before they started dating. They attended the same high school and Ashley was Trevor's date to their junior prom. Everyone pretty much knew when they started dating that they would end up getting married. He took Ashley to Medicine Park to celebrate Christmas with just the two of them. When he gave her her Christmas present there were three boxes, one inside the other. The first box had a piece of paper in it that said "will".......the second box said "you".......and the third box said "marry me" and had the ring in it. Ashley said she thought it was a joke at first. She obviously knew what the other boxes contained, but she figured Trevor was playing a joke and was going to put something funny in the last box. The engagement ring that Trevor picked out all by himself. I was very impressed. Of course, I had to try it on and it is absolutely gorgeous! I warned Trevor and Ben that they better get ready to hear all things wedding because that's probably all Ashley and I will talk about......and trust me it's already started haha.

Congratulations to my sweet friend Gill on her engagement. Gill and I went to college together in Fort Smith for two years. Her fiance Jeremy is a very lucky guy. I know she is going to be such a wonderful wife and mother......and she will make a beautiful bride. I'm sad that I don't get to see Gill very often because we don't live in the same town, but I will always cherish her friendship. She is such sweet, caring friend and I couldn't be happier for her and Jeremy.

Next up on the list of newly engaged couples is Kyle & Jill. Kyle is one of Aaron's good friends. They played baseball together in Fort Smith and then they both moved to Tahlequah to attend NSU. Aaron has been Kyle & Jill's roommate for the last two years, therefore we see each other quite often. Aaron and I always enjoy hanging out with them. They are such a cute couple and I'm so excited for them! Congratulations Kyle and Jill, love you guys!

Congratulations to my cousin Brad and his new fiance Jaimi! They will be getting married in Jamaica this June. When I found out they were having a destination wedding in Jamaica I decided that I was going to find a way to go. My cousin called me tonight and asked if I'd be willing to take their wedding pictures. I am flattered that they asked and I definitely cannot turn that opportunity down. I will be practicing/studying up on my photography skills so I can capture their beautiful day. I absolutely cannot wait for the wedding and I'm super excited to get a new cousin!!

My good friend Lance proposed to his girlfriend back in October. His proposal was pretty sweet! They went skydiving together and as she was landing there was a sign on the ground that said "will you marry me?" and as she came to the ground he was down on one knee. I give Lance major props for that one! Congratulations Lance and Brandy, can't wait for your special day!

See what I mean when I say there must be something in the water?