The Dalai Lama is Coming to Memphis!!

Next Wednesday, September 23, my fiance Jonathan and I are going to the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts here in Memphis to hear the Dalai Lama speak about developing peace and harmony. I am so excited about this once in a lifetime chance!!! It is going to be such an enlightening experience for all who get the chance to attend.


Blast from the Past!

Ha ha ha ha! This is my baby picture when I was 3 months :) And that hairdo is au naturel! I looked like this the day I entered the world. If my dad didn't known any better my mother had had an affair with an Eskimo! Nothing she did kept my hair down so I wore a LOT of bonnets!! Don't you just love it??


“Today, we gather to be reassured that God hears the lamenting and bitter weeping of Mother America because so many of her children are no more."

Remembering 9/11 & those that have given their lives for our country's freedom...

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “
- President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....
-The Beatles

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
-Psalm 23
God bless America!


My Dream Dress

After meeting with Montey, a wedding dress seamtress, I decided that she would be able to make my dream wedding gown. I couldn't be more excited to have a custom dress that is made to fit me and would be like none other. This is the sketch I drew of what the final product will look like. Absolutely beautiful :)


DIY: How to Make Your Own Terrarium

My first How To blog! :)

Ever since I saw an article in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine about 3 years ago, I've been wanting to make a terrarium. & I finally did! Here are a few steps that I went by to create my living environment...
Supplies you'll need:
A glass container
Some kind of plant, small or medium, depending on the size of your container.
*Soil (only if the plant needs it)
Small pebbles or rocks
Floral moss & anything else from nature (twigs, acorns, etc.)
& of course water and sunlight

Step #1: Choose a glass container of some sort. A popular choice is to use a vase upside down with an added base, such as a plate or piece of wood. Mason jars work well too. I used what was actually a picture frame shaped like a cube that sperates into two pieces.
Step #2: Choose a plant that is small enough to fit into your container. Trim off any leaves or stems that are discolored or that will touch the container to keep bacteria and fungus from growing and harming your entire terrarium! *I chose an aquatic plant so I didn't need any soil. Also, depending on your container you may need another even smaller planter to put the plant in. Since my container had a flat bottom I opted to place my aquatic plant in a shot glass. I kept the plant anchored using small pebbles and then filled it with water. If you choose a plant that requires soil, be sure to keep the soil evenly moistened.
Step #3: Next, wet some floral moss and place it at the base around the plant. The moss will serve as hydration, keeping moisture in the air, & adds to the effect.
Step #4: Be sure and add some other items from nature for decoration. You could use twigs, acorns, or maybe even a small frog or lizard! I decided to decorate my terrarium with a few tiny starfish :)
Step #5: Seal off your terrarium so the magic can begin!
Remember, not all plants need the same amount of water and sunlight, so keep this in mind. Depending on the plant you choose, you may not have to water again for months. Just be sure the soil or moss stays evenly moistened. Place the terrarium in diffused light (mini conservatories usually heat up too much in bright light). While many plants love the humidity in a terrarium, others will develop problems if they don't have good air circulation. It's a good idea to remove the glass for a few hours every few days or so to prevent fungal or mold problems, especially with flowering plants. Now sit back, & enjoy!


Delta Love

This afternoon I will be visiting a couple of my sorority sisters who just moved to the Memphis area. They are both from Muscle Shoals, Al and such sweethearts. The reason for my visit is to drop off a t-shirt I designed and had made for my pledge class this past semester. The t-shirt commemorates the senior Tri Deltas advancement from collegiate members to alumni through the Circle Degree and our Pansy Breakfast celebration we have with our parents afterward. This is just one of a few t-shirt designs I did while at Mississippi State and something I miss A LOT! I loved doing it and enjoyed the experience so much! Maybe when the time comes that Jonathan and I move back to the Starkville area I can design t-shirts for the sorority again! That would be great :)