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Giveaway Winner + Life Updates!!

Happy Monday everyone!!

Let's just say, I am one proud wifey!! Brandon started his new job today, and I couldn't be more excited for him. He has worked so hard to get where he is today. He has been a self-employed farmer for two years, and now he's taking on a new feat in technical division of farm equipment! Oh the joys of farming. ;) As a farmer's wife, I get to learn all the technical terms for farm equipment, primarily tractors!

Yesterday we went shopping to update Brandon's wardrobe for his new job, and we found some awesome deals. However, while the day ended fairly well with those killer sales, waking up early on Sunday and realizing that the mall and other retail stores alike don't open until noon is very frustrating. So much for trying to be a step ahead of the game.

So, we tried to make the best of our early arrivals and went to Starbucks to pass some time. Yum! Yum! My latte was heavenly! Then we scoped out our lunch destination and found an awesome sushi restaurant. :)

After taking on the daunting task of dodging people and tolerating obnoxious customers, we've come to the conclusion that shopping is not for the lighthearted. You've gotta be at the top of your game at all times because people are cray cray! Rude cashiers, customers in line ahead of you that take forever or people who gripe about not being able to return something because it's past 30 days. Ahhhh!!! And

From now on, Brandon and I will stick to online shopping. :)

Photo by me! :)

The CSN Stores giveaway winner of the $25 gift certificate is....

Jenni @ Story of My Life

Congrats girl! :) I'll be emailing you shortly with all the info!
Thank you to all of you who entered! Stay tuned. I'm working on getting another giveaway together...


  1. WOOHOO!! I've never won anything before!!!! Thanks Alisha!! :) And yaaay for hubby's new job!! But booo for the craziness that is the mall on weekends!!! I try not to ever go out on Saturday or Sunday, if I can help it!!

    Love this picture today. LOVE!!! :)

  2. Hooray for the new job for the hubby! I always love big changes like that for folks, it can always be such a blessing!

    I can hardly taking shopping any more these days for the SAME reasons! And I'm in Alabama, where EVERYONE is supposed to be nice! It gets under my skin and drives me nuts!

  3. Congrats to Jenni!!

    I totally these days is crazy! No matter what day it is! I'd much rather shop on my couch, in pajamas, watching tv!!

    Fabulous picture, love!!

  4. Congrats Jenni-- I bet she's just bouncing off the walls...she's so adorable.

    That picture is amazing. Like always, you have SERIOUS talent, my friend. And yay for Brandon starting his new job!

  5. congrats to your hubby! ugh..rude shoppers stink! i could go for a starbucks vanilla latte right about now! :)

  6. Congrats to your husband on the new job! That's fantastic! & your photography is beautiful, as always!!

  7. Congrats to your hubby, Brandon!! You must be so proud :) And that last photo is just gorgeous. The colours are so fantastic!! xo


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