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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

now on bloglovin...

Still trying to figure this all out!!
But you can now follow me on bloglovin!!

Happy Tuesday Folks!

Monday, July 30, 2012

One for the record books...

This weekend was amazing.
I am including Thursday in my weekend because it was so cool too.

Here is the recap:

We went to hear Aerosmith play. You can see a picture or two here.
They were GREAT!! Its pretty hard to be let down by "Americas Greatest Rock Band".
We had a blast!!

I had to work all day Friday, but that night Audrey and I were joined by Andy for an evening of crazy yummy pizza from Amici's and "The Dark Knight Rises".
Now I am not a big Batman fan or anything, but this movie is GREAT! It keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time and you really don't begin to even think that it will end the way it does.


Audrey and I decided to be slightly crafty and hippy and get our tie dye on! Be on the lookout for the results! They turned out pretty great!

This was my drink of choice for Saturday night, Mason Jar Margarita. So yummy and super easy! I will tell you about that soon too!

That night, we went to Town Park and listened to some Motown music. It was so nice to just sit on a blanket and enjoy the music. We even got a little dancing in.

We were up at the butt crack of dawn to get our SKYDIVE on!! We had to be there by 8am and it was about a 2.5 hour drive. Excuse the rough faces, but we decided we needed a picture before we risked our lives.

This is where it got real. Signing over our lives.


The jump itself was beyond amazing. I seriously can not even explain how it feels to jump out of an airplane. The free fall part was so crazy! You literally feel like you are flying and looking back now I really can't believe we did it! Free falling was so great and is something that I will always remember. I also had a great instructor to go with me and although Dave did make me a little nauseous after spinning me when we popped the parachute, I would not have traded this experience for anything.
I can not wait to go again!!!

Even after watching this video:

 She is a trooper for sure!!!

 After our morning adventure we headed back home and stopped at Little Five Points in Atlanta. This place is full of the coolest restaurants, shops and graffiti art.

  This weekend was definitely one for the record books, and one I will never forget. So happy to spend quality time with one of my sisters, and I can not wait for a weekend with the other!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!! Would you ever go skydiving??
I would say do it for sure!!!
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Its FINALLY Friday!!

I'm saying HIGH FIVE for the following:

1. My sister is in town for the weekend!! So excited for all we have planned!

2. I saw... AEROSMITH!!!!!!! last night!!
Amazing concert I won't ever forget!!

3.Been getting some amazing feedback on my makeup bags lately. Go here to see for yourself.


4. This quote makes me smile, it makes you remember that each and every person is important in one way or another, and we look over that, more often than not.


5. and FINALLY!!! I am going SKYDIVING this weekend!! I am beyond excited and can not wait to cross it off of my bucket list.

Linking up with Lauren today!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

meet Edna...

On this Thankful Thursday, I am going to tell you about one item in my life I recently have been very thankful for. So here she is.
Meet Edna.

Edna is my car, and yesterday I found out she is officially all mine. I made it through 5 years of payments on one vehicle and I am proud to say that it is over.

Edna is not a fancy car, but she does the job right. She is reliable and safe, she can carry lots of people and stuff. And although I might not keep her the cleanest, she is perfect for me.

Last night as I was driving home from dinner, I actually got a little choked up.
Me and Edna have been through a lot. I began purchasing her, with the help of some family members, about five years ago. My other car wasn't going to make it to Texas. She has been with me since then, always reliable, always down for a road trip. She has been on many trips to Texas, a few to Florida and many in between. She has been slept in, thrown up in, and bumped into. She has seen many late nights and early mornings.
She has heard my thoughts, my screams, my crying, and my crazy road rage. She has been packed to the brim, carrying only me and everything I owned. She has carried my saddle for days at a time, taken me to jobs I hated and to friends I loved. She has seen arguments and and make-ups.

So today I am THANKFUL for my car, for 5 years of payments which taught me the importance of being committed to making money, for the memories I have in Edna, and the things I have learned in the past 5 years.

and yes, I did just do an entire post about my car.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

swapidy do dah... swapidy day!

Looking to swap buttons with all those interested in my BLOG!!
I have loved being involved lately in the blogging world and I am looking to get to know more and more peeps!!

Shoot me an email if you are interested! 

montanasmith13 at gmail dot com


Oh How Pinteresting #2

Everything about today is slow. I just wish it would go by a little faster.
We are crazy slow at work and I have so many fun things planned for the weekend but it just won't seem to get here fast enough.
To pass the time..

For this dose of Oh How Pinteresting... I am going to share with you some of my current fashion cravings.

I really want to go on a shopping spree... here are some things I would buy.

a statement necklace
Source: plumo.com via Montana on Pinterest

layered bracelets

lace and denim shorts... might could DIY

saucy strapless dress

strappy summer sandals
Source: rstyle.me via Montana on Pinterest

These are all varieties of items I plan on getting very soon. 
If you don't already, follow me on Pinterest here.

Today i am linking up with The Vintage Apple.
Join us!!


Monday, July 23, 2012

oh sweet monday.

It's Monday again. Really? 
How can this day happen every week? Seriously. No fun.
However, today is gonna be made better by this amazing supper I plan on cooking for HA and I tonight.

This is a super easy recipe that I found on Pinterest. Yes, you could have guessed it.
Anyway, its pretty amazing and super easy.

You can go here to see it.
I usually use green peppers and pepperonis in mine, but the toppings are endless!
I plan on making a salad to go with it too, and I will be sure to post my pics soon!
Happy Monday!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thankful Thursday once again...

It is time again to be THANKFUL!

My 5 things come easy this week!

  1. I am thankful for the time I recently spent with my family, I love getting to see them and we always have the best time laughing and carrying on
  2. I am thankful that our tomato plant finally decided to produce. We now have one tomato!
  3. I am thankful for my creativity, everyday I learn more and more about myself and the things that I want to do with my life. I don't have it all figured out yet, but everyday one small thing becomes a little more clear. That is enough for now.
  4. I am thankful for past relationships, whether it was friends, boyfriends, family members, etc. I truly believe you learn something from each and every person that you meet, and I am thankful for those things I have learned.
  5. I am thankful that I decided to go away from home for school in Texas. Making the decision at the time seemed a little difficult, but I know now that I would not be the same person had I not left my small town. I miss my friends and all the memories from WTAMU daily.
What are you thankful for this Thursday??


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

keep on keepin on...

It seems that lately I can't get ahead. I work on things and get partly done and something else comes up. I'm guessing the best thing to do is just to "keep on keepin on." Things will get done in their own time, and I WILL make this side business work. Positive thinking is key. More hours in the day would be ideal, but last night I actually accomplished some things on my never-ending list of to do's. 
So without further adieu... 

Check out all the new items I just added to my Etsy Shop!

Pink, Yellow, Orange Patterned Make Up/Jewelry Pouch with Bright Yellow Lining

Pink, White, and Teal Retro Patterned Make Up/Jewelry Pouch with Bright Yellow Lining

Multi-Colored Patterned Make Up/Jewelry Pouch with Bright Yellow Lining

Bright Flannel Patterned Makeup/Jewelry Bag Fully Lined

These can all be used as makeup/jewelry bags or bags to hold smaller items within a larger purse.
They would be perfect to keep your sunglasses from getting scratched inside your bag. I can do custom orders and have a big variety of fabrics on hand.

Email me about custom orders or large quantities.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

instagrammin it...

yes, I realize I made up that word, instagrammin.
get over it.
especially you HA, I know you hate my incorrect grammar.
Here is a little recap of my day off work yesterday, we went to the Mart in Atlanta to look for wholesale items for my mom's business, and also do a little "cash and carry" buying!
I came home with some great deals and sore feet from all the walking! 
Perfect day!

Doing a little linking up with some instagram today...
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just peachy...

This past Sunday, I made dessert.
and we ate dessert. 
I am the biggest fan of peaches and all other fresh fruit right now, and this super easy recipe incorporates them all. Remember those peaches?? I decided to put them to use and make a cobbler!
This recipe literally takes 30 minutes from start to finish and then it is ready to eat!!
(this is a recipe courtesy of Mama Ginny, she calls it a "dump cobbler")

  • 2 cups peaches (or any other fresh fruit) sliced 
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • Preheat the oven to 350. Melt the stick of butter in a 9x9 baking dish until bubbly hot. 
  • Mix together flour, sugar, and milk in a separate bowl.
  • Take butter out of the oven carefully and add the flour, sugar, milk mixture. Then add the peaches on top.
  • Pop back into the oven for 15-20 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream, cool whip, or my fav (vanilla frozen yogurt)

Here is mine!! It was so GOOD!! and super easy!!
Yay for easy desserts, the only downside is that I eat to much of them...
i will worry about that tomorrow...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

to ombre or not to ombre...

I have been having a slight hair dilemma lately. 
I don't do much to my hair right now, its long and brown and easy to keep. But lately I have been wanting to try something new and I just can't get the ombre look out of my head. It looks so neat to me and I feel like it would still be easy upkeep.

Do any of you have opinions on ombre hair? I have been looking over pictures and here are a few I have 

What are your opinions??
Come on!! I need help people!!
This is probably the best "hair" pic I have.

Friday, July 13, 2012

I'm a little late...

I'm a little late today...
This post should have been made yesterday on my "Thankful Thursday", however, I made a promise to myself to say 5 things I am thankful for each week. So Friday it is.

  • I am thankful today is Friday. This week seems unbelievably long and work each day has felt like it never ends. I am not quite sure why this is, but maybe it's because...
  • My sister and mama are coming this weekend!!! I am so excited!! I love spending time with Audrey and Mama Ginny! We are going to the Mart in the ATL on Monday, so I get a day off work. HipHipHooray.
  • the RAIN!!! Goodness, we have needed it!! Working for a feed company, I hear everyday the amount of moisture in the ground, and lately its only been the lack of. This rain has helped us greatly. Keep it coming Lord, we are so grateful.
  • I am thankful for my small town this week. I got to see a deer on one of my afternoon runs, and one of my sweet customers brought me a bag of peaches. I love knowing at least a couple people everywhere you go and it never gets old being close to animals while out on a jog.

  • And finally, I am thankful for my daddy. Today is his birthday and I am thankful today for the things he has taught me, the horse lessons I have learned, and the life lessons I learned from those. He means so much to me and I am thankful for him each and everyday. 


That's my thankfulness... even if it is a day late.
Happy Friday everyone!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Oh how Pinteresting...

Pinterest had me from hello...
it is truly amazing all the DIY's, beautiful clothes, and inspirational quotes you can find.

and we all know how I am about an inspirational quote.
words are beautiful. 
here are a few of my favorites.

Source: flickr.com via Montana on Pinterest

Source: tweakiz.com via Montana on Pinterest

Source: tumblr.com via Montana on Pinterest

Pinterest draws you in... you pin things and then don't go back to them until days later.
It is all a little overwhelming.
But I love quotes... I want to write these on my board at home so that I will read them daily.
What are your favorite inspirational quotes?
and if you aren't already, follow me on Pinterest!
I will follow back.

I am linking up with The Vintage Apple today.
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