Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Tradition

It's not Christmas around my house or my Mom's unless this delicious treat is being made: what we like to call Turtles. Unlike those you can buy in the store, ours don't include caramel. Here's a step by step recipe:

12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
12 oz. butterscotch morsels
4 oz. (approx.) finely chopped pecans
3 oz. (approx.) chow mein noodles

(Please ignore the melted chocolate around the edge; I had already made one batch before taking pictures)
1. Prepare your double boiler by bringing water in the bottom pot to a low boil and then turn down to keep warm

2. Pour your chocolate and butterscotch morsels into a double boiler 
3. Mix the morsels together and continue stirring until melted

4. You want your morsels to melt until they look like this

5. Then add in your pecans and chow mein noodles

 6. Give them a good stir so everything is mixed well and looks lumpy like this

7. Then, using a teaspoon, pour onto an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet. The mixture will make about 3 dozen

8. Once you have them all poured onto the cookie sheet, place in the freezer to quick freeze for about 20-30 minutes. Then, you're DONE so you can enjoy the yummy rich chocolate dessert!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Life in the Fast Lane

I thought I would update everyone on what's been going on and why I haven't been keeping up with my personal blog and why I probably won't have a lot of time to.

Most of you know that as a part time job I work for a local Savannah wedding planner who is the owner of Anne Hagin Events. I assist her in coordinating the rehearsals and the day of all of the weddings that she books. We just worked a HUGE wedding this past weekend and have two more this month. Also, right now she has 8 weddings booked in 2012! I also manage all of her social media accounts (Facebook & her blog The Sophisticated Bride). I will soon be starting a Twitter account for her, as well. Then, when necessary I update the website with new information, if possible.

Recently she has had people contacting her on how great her Facebook, website, and blog look, which makes me feel great because I am honestly learning as I go since I haven't ever managed anyone's social media before. So, through the work for Anne I have begun doing the social media for Catering by Trish (Trish McLeod) and the assocation of Savannah Wedding Professionals. This is the one I am most proud of because it is an association to which people are voted into & pay dues to be a member of so it is somewhat of an elite group of local wedding vendors and their president came to me to request that I do their social media work. After tonight's SWP meeting, I've also had requests from one or two other vendors to possibly start doing the same type of work for them, too! (Ok, so maybe I'm bragging a bit, but I'm just surprised that people are coming to me for this type of work)

All this in addition to working full time at SCAD and being a graduate student. So, all this to say I'm becoming a lot busier down here in Savannah than I have been and finally feel in my element. Before starting to Auburn I was involved in lots of activities and clubs, which slowly dwindled down to not being involved in anything. I'm realizing again how much I thrive on having to balance and juggle a lot of different things because I feel I manage my time better. Although, I have to say, dinner isn't getting cooked as regularly as it used to and housework is falling to the side.

Until next time!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Leavin' my roots

So, I think I've made the decision to say buh-bye to my brunette roots and become a "blonde" again. Not too blonde, though; just a golden/honey blonde. Here's a pic of me with that my hair that color from about 3 years ago and I'm diggin' that look and may return to it...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wedding Work

I thought I'd share the work I've been doing with Anne Hagin Events, a wedding planning/consulting company here in Savannah. I've been working with Anne as her Lead Assistant since last November, so about 10 months. Since then, she's launched the website and we've had 3 weddings. We've launched the Facebook page. I've enjoyed working on it a lot by making a couple of posts a week! Coming up I'll be starting a blog for the company and we have 7 weddings on the books between now & next June. Check out the pages & help to spread the word because we'd love to have more!

Here are pictures of the posts I've made to the Facebook page the past several weeks:

I also posted style boards I created prior to working with Anne, which I've posted on my blog before for ya'll here and here :)

And, here's a sneak peek of a couple of style boards I'll be posting to Anne Hagin Events in the next two week or so!

Until next time!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday + 6 days!


My blog is officially 2 years old + 6 days. I didn't think I'd keep it up, but I have. Even if it has been on an inconsistent basis, at least I'm still posting occasionally!

It's been a good day - wonderful weather, Auburn football, homework, and about to go out to eat with the hubs & to the mall to do some shopping!

Hopefully we'll have some of the same tomorrow - Uncle Bubba's is hosting a free low country boil dinner for those who hold a Loyalty Card. Well, guess who holds a Loyalty Card? WE DO!! So, we'll definitely be heading across the street for some good ole low country food!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Has it really been that long?

I cannot believe that I haven't posted in over 5 months! Let's recap what has been going on with some pictures:
April -
Visited PTC for Easter

And, attended South University's Spring Banquet

My birthday & Kenny had a break before his pharmacy summer rotations started, so he visited PTC some.

Day trip to HHI
Disney with family! (Mom was there, but wouldn't get in the picture!)

Kenny worked a rotation at Chatham CARES, the Chatham County Aids Clinic and enjoyed being out of school!

3rd Annual Manland Boomfest BBQ for the 4th of July. We had 70+ people attend this year!

Anne-Marie & Russell spent their summer family vacay on Tybee so we got to have a MUCH overdue visit!

We semi-celebrated 2 years of marriage (I say semi because the real celebration was just last week)
And, Kenny worked at his 2nd summer rotation with Walgreens.

Kenny's birthday
Kenny's summer break began before classes on Sept. 12
Visit to PTC & a party for our friend Ty to celebrate his first teaching job!
I had my wisdom teeth pulled so Mom came for a visit!


Then, back to work & classes for Kenny & me :(

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Artist Statement

I am taking an online Business & Professional Writing class for my masters in Arts Administration. Our assignment due tonight was to submit our artist/designer/administrator statement, personal statement, and resume. It's no secret that once Kenny & I are finally done with school in two years that I want to leave the world of financial aid to work in/on events. So, I thought I would share my artist statement that I created for class. This is something I could see myself editing and elaborating on to incorporate into my company's website one day.

Art has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My earliest and fondest memory is sitting at my grandfather’s kitchen table drawing for countless hours. His patience with my childish skills allowed me to build an artistic foundation that still lives within me today. Growing up, I not only took art class every year in school until graduation, but also participated in visual and performance art classes and camps throughout this time, as well.

Today, my creativity has flourished into a passion for all things involved in event design. My goal in all projects I undertake is to evoke that sense of warmth, love, and patience that my grandfather showed me so many years ago. Events, to me, are, first, patiently listening to a client’s vision and, then, utilizing my skills and experience to make that vision come to life. Events are a means of celebration, whether it is celebrating a non-profit organization’s success, to raise funds and awareness, or celebrating the union of two in love at their wedding, among countless others. It is important while portraying the client’s vision to also infuse entertainment through movement and conversation pieces, as well as through all sensory outlets of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell in order to promote the celebration for which all are gathered for.

I will bring just as much sensitivity and passion to your event as you do, as I know how important each event is to their host or hostess. I look forward to bringing your event to life!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Price of Vacation

I had a great trip to Carrollton and Chattanooga over the past 4 days. It's nice to be in the comfort of home, though.

I arrived in Carrollton Wednesday evening just in time for dinner. My Carrollton Momma, Audrey, & I went out to eat and watched American Idol. We enjoyed a good dinner with more Idol on Thursday night, too.

Thursday I was able to visit with every person I've been missing from UWG. I spent almost 7 hours visiting and catching up with old friends and it was so wonderful! In a way it was like going home because Carrollton was my first job and has a sentimental place and always will. I miss everyone there, but have been lucky enough to find a fun group of girls at SCAD, too!

Can't wait for these wonderful ladies from the Grad School to plan a trip to Savannah for a girls weekend!

In Chattanooga, I was able to have lunch with my sister & niece, which was nice to catch up after my neice's wedding in October! I also got to have a long overdue reunion with a good friend from high school, Emily (Edmonson) Swanson. Mom & I had lunch with her & her mom. I can honestly say I haven't laughed that hard in years. It was so great to catch up and visit with them over lunch for a couple of hours!!

But, being gone for 4 days has its consequences, especially when it overflows into a weekend. Weekends are my time to pick up, organize, clean, and do laundry. I almost feel overwhelmed coming home because I need to dust, sweep/vaccuum, organize things, and do countless loads of laundry. Not to mention my school starts tomorrow with 2-4 assignments due each week, the first being day after tomorrow.

Oh well, it's worth it because it's rare I get to have a trip on my own and visit with friends!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

4 Month Hiatus

I can't believe that it's been 4 months since I last posted. To be honest, though, not much has been going on.

November 2010:
We went to Peachtree City for Thanksgiving and had some family pictures made:

December 2010:
Mom came down to Savannah for Christmas and spent 4 days with us!

Kenny & I tried to ring in the New Year downtown with the fireworks over the river, but the fog was too thick so we came on home and watched the Times Square celebration on T.V.

February 2011:
We enjoyed a Valentine's celebration to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and dinner at Uncle Bubba's

Got to make a long-awaited trip home to Peachtree City

And, went out to celebrate Charlie's birthday at the Crab Shack

Which brings us up to date to March 2011:

Winter quarter came to a close for Kenny & I so I took a week off from work to spend time with him. He took a golf trip with his college boys the end of the week while my old roomie Jess, from Auburn, came into town for Savannah's St. Patty's day celebration w/ her Cornell friends. 

Tomorrow afternoon I'm off to Carrollton for 2 nights to visit UWG friends & then onto Chattanooga to see family and reunite with an old H.S. friend-woohoo!!

More posts to come on my trip and more blogs to come for those who have missed me :)