Friday, October 18, 2013

Chili Cookoff 2013 - Day 1

The first weekend in March every year is the St. George Island Chili Cookoff. It raises money for the volunteer fire department there.

Basically it's a great excuse to rent a beach house and party with a bunch of friends while getting to have some of the areas best chili. Now I'll be honest I'm not the biggest fan of chili but I like to go for the entertainment. 

A group of us rented a beach house and had a great time. In years past the weather has been decent...this time though...it was down right FREEZING!!! We are all Florida people and freeze when it gets below 70! The windchill was crazy, something like 45 degrees!!! We were all bundled up and still freezing! 

We packed the important things, the margarita machine and the shrimp boiler! We had the Rolla loaded down!





The drive down along the coast is one of my favorite drives because you get to see water almost the entire way! The day we drove down was windy and overcast but that didn't stop me from taking pictures out of the car window.



You can see the SGI bridge in this one:


When we got on the island we saw signs advertising ELI the band, we've missed them 2 years in a row!



We decided to see if we could check in to our beach house early. We had a code that supposedly only worked after a certain time. We found the house and saw that the bug man was there so we walked down to the beach and froze our butts off! :)


We waited awhile and then decided to not be chickens and go try our code. The bug man was still there...but we went in any way. Turns out he was just doing paperwork and went on his merry way.

Our house was awesome. It's name is "Beachnique". I don't have the pictures with me right now but will add some later if I remember! 

We unloaded our car load of stuff and climbed the stairs about three thousand times!! We got to have the master and it was beautiful. 

Everyone else started to arrive about an hour later after we had unpacked our things. I do not like living out of suitcases so I was thankful that we had an amazing closet to put everything away in.

That night we went to BJ's, local pizza place that is so yummy. After BJ's we went to a friend of ours beach house and hung out for a little bit.

Since this was over 6 months ago I am kind of fuzzy on the details! LoL

Day Two coming up next...






Mali - The Guinea Pig

For the LONGEST time I have been wanting a Guinea Pig!! I have begged and begged for one for as long as I can remember.

Well on February 3rd (the day after my birthday) Boo surprised me by taking me to the pet store to FINALLY get a Guinea Pig!! :)

Meet Mali:



She was soooooo tiny when we got her!

We ended up getting her a rabbit cage (aka her timeshare) because she is spoiled and I didn't want her to be cramped! 



(We just had her "timeshare" in the living room so we could watch her and see how she was handling everything!)


(She never was able to climb the ramp so that is no longer in there.)

Just hanging out on my desk with me!



Her favorite place to be:



(She is now almost to big to fit in here, she has grown a lot since February!)

This is her second favorite place to be, burrowed in my hair!



Her first carrot!



I had to protect my ears LoL she loved to nibble everything!!



So sweet!!!





Despite the terrified look from Mali, Tacoma is terrified of her!



I die from the cuteness!!


She is way bigger now though, I miss her being so tiny!!



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Handy Husband

I have to brag a bit on my husband today. He is AWESOME!!!!

We have been talking for a few months about getting a king size bed, we have been sleeping on a queen for four years. We finally went mattress shopping and holy moly can I just say that mattress shopping is more stressful than car shopping!! All of that laying down on mattresses in stores is just TOOOOOOO much for this germ-a-phob...like seriously all I could think about was creepy crawly bugs and germs crawling all over me! ICK! Tangent over... 

Anyways after stopping at a few stores and 54,367 mattresses later we found one that we liked and ordered it.

Then came the moment of oh no what in the world are we going to do about bedroom furniture?!? We have a nice bedroom suite from Ashley that we got two years ago that was expensive and I knew that there was no way I wanted to spend that kind of money on bedroom furniture so soon. Enter Ana White and my awesome Husband. We both loved the Farmhouse bed so Boo built it for me!!!! It is BEAUTIFUL and so amazing!! I don't think I will ever buy furniture again lol he can just build it for me from now on!! :)

Here are some pictures of his handy work: 





We are going for a beachy theme so he white washed them:


Please excuse the BAD lighting!!

Here is what he did for the pulls on the drawer:


Just to keep it real, this post was drafted back in February (it is now October!!!) and I am just now getting around to post it. :) Oh and the bed still isn't white washed! We are waiting for it to cool down before we do that.

I love love love it and will never buy bedroom furniture again!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Good Intentions

I had great intentions of posting everyday this year. As you can tell I FAILED!!!!

I have been super busy after work, working on a project for someone. I haven’t even had time to catch up on my DVR. :) That’s how I know that I am running myself into the ground!!

This past weekend Boo and I made a new desk for my office…I am in LOVE with it!! Hopefully I can get some pictures up of it sometime this weekend.

I hooked up my husbands PC tonight to see about using Live Writer, I am a Mac person but I have heard good things about Live Writer and how easy it is to use and set up posts. Hopefully it being easier than using Blogger will help me keep up with the blog.

I know I say that I will keep blogging in every post LOL one day it will be the truth!

My Birthday is in two weeks, I am getting OLD! BUT not older than Boo!! He will always be 6 years older than me. I like to give him a hard time that he is my OLD man!! :)

I hope you all have a great weekend and pray for some time for me to be able to update here. Happy Friday!

 

Here is a preview of my new desk with our crazy cat Tacoma!

tacoma

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Day 1 - Introduce, Recent Picture, & 15 Facts

I am already a day late on the 30 Days topic posts...oh well! Pleae forgive me!!

Introduce

My name is Megan. I am married to Boo and have been since May of 2010! My family is so important to me, they are the best family and I am so happy to live so close to them.

Recent Picture

This is the most recent picture of Boo and I. It was taken New Year's Eve and is a bad cell phone picture.

Happy New Years 2013 - Boo and Megan

15 Facts

  1. We got married at the courthouse, one day we will have a "reception" but for us getting married at the courthouse was the best thing that we could have done and it fit us just perfectly.
  2. I have three brothers! Cameron, Chad, and Mack!
  3. Boo has two cats...they are his because I do not like them! :)
  4. I have a commute to work...45 minutes one way on a good day, somedays it takes longer and somedays if school is not in then I can make it in 35!!!
  5. I love nail polish!
  6. Disney anything is my obsession!! I wish I could live in Disney World!
  7. I am an Apple Head! Macs and iPads for the win!!
  8. With that being said I just got rid of my iPhone...I wasn't impressed anymore.
  9. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is my new phone and I love it!!
  10. I hate putting away the dishes LOL it's like TORTURE!
  11. Crafting is my crack!
  12. Raisins are from the devil. Is it too much to ask for an oatmeal cookie without the raisins?!?!
  13. I have a led foot...sometimes I dream of driving in Nascar just so I could go as fast as I wanted and not get in trouble!
  14. I love getting a pedicure. If I could afford to I would get one every day! :)
  15. Christmas is my favorite time of year. I literally could eat sleep and breathe Christmas every day for eternity!


Hope you enjoyed my randomness! :)

30 Days of Posts

Happy New Year again! :) I hope everyone's had a great day!

I am stealing this from a few other bloggers, this is a list of posts to do so that yall can get to know me better! Hope you enjoy and let me know if yall decide to join in so that I can come follow along and get to know you better.

Some of them I may change depending on what I feel like writing about that day.

  • Day 1 - Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts
  • Day 2 - Meaning behind your blog name
  • Day 3 - Your first love
  • Day 4 - Your parents
  • Day 5 - Your siblings
  • Day 6 - A picture of something that makes you happy
  • Day 7 - Favorite movies
  • Day 8 - A place you've traveled to
  • Day 9 - A picture of your friends
  • Day 10 - Something you're afraid of
  • Day 11 - Favorite tv shows
  • Day 12 - What you believe
  • Day 13 - Goals
  • Day 14 - A picture you love
  • Day 15 - Bible verse
  • Day 16 - Dream house
  • Day 17 - Something you're looking forward to
  • Day 18 - Something you regret
  • Day 19 - Something you miss
  • Day 20 - Nicknames
  • Day 21 - Picture of yourself
  • Day 22 - Favorite city
  • Day 23 - Favorite vacation
  • Day 24 - Something you've learned
  • Day 25 - Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
  • Day 26 - Picture of your family
  • Day 27 - Pets
  • Day 28 - Something that stresses you out
  • Day 29 - Wishes
  • Day 30 - A picture

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!

I want to wish everyone a very Happy 2013! I hope that this year is great for all of us!!! :)