Nitty Gritty

Today, we are going back to the basics. Getting down to the nitty gritty of it all, if you will. The reason I started this blog was to keep a scrapbook of sorts of all of the things, people and events that God has blessed and continues to bless me with in this journey of life. And today, I am so blessed. The good news from every which-a-way just has a smile plastered on my face. So let's begin, shall we?

First and foremost, I hit the two year mark on this here blog! All together now "YYYAAAYYY!!" What?? I can't believe it has been that long. It seems like just yesterday, I was stalking Simple Little Joys just wishing I had the nerve to blog myself. What a great two years it has been of y'all so graciously reading my nonsense. Y'all are crazy!

Secondly, I hit 200 followers on here yesterday! What!! 200 people want to read what I have to say? That is huge for me. You just hit 200 followers and you've been blogging for 2 years, you say? Yep, that is correct. And something I am proud of. I did not host 4,000 give-away's just to reach 1,000 followers in 3 months. I just write. And share my fashion loves. And my home decor loves. And keep you up to date on my life and all the lovely things going on down here in good ole Mississippi. And crazily enough, y'all actually want to read about that. It just makes my day.. So thank you, thank you, thank you for reading.

Next up, God has blessed me with a great new job as a Stella and Dot Stylist. You may say, big deal? But for me this is huge. I am no salesman and it's definitely wayyyy out of my personality to try something challenging like this. But I LOVE IT and to my delight, I have been quite successful!! It is such a fun way to earn some extra moolah and has been such a blessing. I am so glad that God gave me that little push that made me dive right into it! It's fabulous.... and not to mention I get to wear gorg jewelry everyday..

One more month of the 45 minute commutes to downtown... not that I am counting down our move at work or anything...

I have been working out like a mad woman lately and I'm loving it. I am FINALLY seeing progress after 2 1/2 years which makes me want to work harder. I have been running and running and running for forever it seems and my time is finally starting to improve. I looked down on Wednesday to see that I was running at a pace of 8:35... WHAT? Not sure how long that actually lasted, but it happened... and that's all that matters. I am an 11 minute mile kind of gal. Awesomeness.

Eleanor (baby sister) got head cheerleader!! Get it girl!! I just love this! (but then it makes me feel like a bit of a loser that I was the only sis not to have the honor... Gah) O, and she made All-American at camp last week... and as I type, she is at her very last day of Betty Aden Dance Camp Ever. Sad. Good thing Hayes will start going in just a few years. So wish I could be at the program this afternoon :( Best of luck Sista Girl!

And finally, yesterday I hit the jackpot at the Old Navy swim suit sale... You should most definitely hit that up!! Up to 60% off plus a 15% off coupon. I felt like I was robbing the place! Y'all didn't think this was all going to be serious did you?

And now I am off to celebrate all of the above and get my tan on with a gals trip to the beach with the Mom, Sisters and Niece.


He fills my life with good things. 
Psalm 103:5


  1. congrats on 2 years and 200! All wonderful blessing you have.

  2. Jealous of yall's beach trip! Have fun !! :)

  3. I need to hit up that Old Navy sale like ASAP! So happy for you and your all good things sweet girl!

  4. Soo jealous of the beach trip!! And just keep on writing girl. You are too awesome for more people not to find this little blog and fall in love!

  5. what a great re-cap of your blog & life! so nice to look back and just know how blessed you are. it's good to remember.

    have a lovely weekend & keep up all the awesome!

  6. You are too adorable!! Congrats on 2 years - that's a BIG deal!!

    Girlfriend, I love your blog so much... adding you to my sidebar blog love asap! xoxoxo

    PS - High five on working out! I see awesome progress on MFP!

  7. many many wonderful things to celebrate this Friday! congrats on 200 followers girlie, enjoy the beach this weekend and S&D stylist, you rock!!

  8. You deserve it all! The blogosphere is a crazy world - I admire you for just writing about what you love and not for the follower count. Happy Friday!!

  9. Shorts are on sale, too!! I am going tonight! And CONGRATS on Stella and Dot! I am so impressed with those of you who rock at sales. I sell Scentsy... but, I don't sell very much. Haha! I need help!

  10. Congrats on the new job and the followers! You are awesome!! Have a great weekend!

  11. congratulations on two years of blogging, Callie!

  12. I love this blog for many reasons, and the fact that you write and keep it real is one of them! So happy for you and your huge following... much deserved :) Hope you had a lovely weekend, my dear! xoxo