Thursday, January 17, 2013

Its see you later.....not goodbye

When people say that death isn't easy, they are right. It is the hardest thing that you can deal with a cope with. Last month we said goodbye to the most wonderful man, my Poppaw. I knew that he was not doing well, but I had no idea we would loose him so quickly. When I received the news I didn't know what to think. I was mad, hurt, sad, happy, relived all in one. I knew that he would finally be with his one true love, my grandma, celebrating in heaven. However, this meant he would not be here anymore. I was so mad that I didn't get to say goodbye and give him one last hug and kiss. Even though I didn't get to say goodbye, I knew in my heart all of the time we spent together will never be forgotten. 

I made sure to FaceTime with him weekly while I was away, or call him to tell him that I loved him. We had so many wonderful memories together that I cherish in my heart. This past summer Poppaw would ask me every Tuesday morning, " Hey do you want to go salin' this weekend?" Of course my answer was always yes. Every Friday and Saturday morning we would get up hop in the Trooper, and drive for what seemed like hours going from garage sale to garage sale. We would get out and he would know right away if it was going to be a good sale or not, and every single time he was right! We would walk around the sale probably 5 times and always find something new. He was always looking for new treasures for the wedding, and come up with new ideas for me. The treasures that he found me seem like a million dollars in my eyes.

The stories we exchanged and the memories that we created from these mornings will be something I will never forget. Poppaw had become a man who I could talk to about anything, and he would have advice or something to say back. I will miss our garage salin' mornings, but I know he will always be with me. I know that when I walk down that isle, when I start a family one day he will be there. I love you Poppaw, this isn't goodbye its just see you later
{Poppaw & I at age 7 Christmas time}
{Poppaw & I @ my college graduation}
{Mommaw & Poppaw}

{Poppaw & his girls @ the ball field}

New semester

Well back to school I go! After a wonderful break at home with family & friends I am back in TN. My holiday break was wonderful, getting to be with my family and being home. There is no place like it! I had many dates with momma, and girl nights with the besties. It went fast but I enjoyed every minute of it. 
This semester I started a new job, which get this....PAYS FOR SCHOOL! WOW! I am so blessed in so many ways, but to have my Masters paid for was a blessing in disguise.  I am excited for the start of a new semester and new year! 
This year brings many fun and exciting things for my fiance' and I. Wedding planning is still coming along, but its fun taking our time and enjoying being engaged. We are still keeping a open mind because of the unknown ahead for both of us. I am looking forward to sharing the wedding planning progress with y'all. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hey Y'all!

Well its been a while since my last post and there is a good reason for that, I MOVED! I am now living in Tennessee going to school to receive my Masters. Its been a crazy few months trying to get adjusted to my new life down here, but I am loving every minute of it! I am down here not only to go to school, but to finally be closer to Craig. We have been dating distance since High School and I am so thankful that we can finally enjoy this time of our lives together. I will share with you a few of the exciting things that have been going on in my life since I have been down in the south!
Visited the amazing view of Tennessee Titans Football Stadium 
Was hired at the Paper Mill which has been an absolute blessing

Joined AOII and was initiated, and now have the best big in the whole wide world! 

Finally able to share amazing moments with my best friend in the whole world after being 3000 miles for to many years to count, now only 2 hours apart!

I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be down here continuing my education, meeting new friends, and bonding with old friends. I am looking forward for what is to come. Look out for the thanksgiving post, of what I am thankful for in my life. Thanks y'all! 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Busy Busy

Hey Y'all!

I am so sorry I have not been on my blog lately! I went to cheer camp as a counselor/coach and have had zero time since I have been back! Big happenings around the house here, little sis is getting ready to move out for the first time! Such a weird thought and a big change ahead but were all really excited for her. Soon after I move out again to head to Tennessee! Looking forward to this exciting chapter ahead! I will be posted things soon just been very very busy and helping around the house! Thank ya!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SweetTeaLovin' Etsy Shop Coming Soon!

Hey Y'all!

Here are just a few of my beauties going into the Etsy shop soon! I am very excited about them and also have already sold a few and there on their way to.....FRANCE! I am so thrilled and speechless. Pictures of these will be featured today, but also once they arrive they will be featured in FRANCE!! Ya! Enjoy these and as well I do custom orders and there is so much more to come this is just a preview! 

This is what I call a barefoot bluejean night! This is a pin that can go anywhere you want to add some sweetness!

Baseball pin that can go on a bag, computer case, shirt, pants, wherever you want to add a little sweetness!

Have this one going into the Etsy Shop!
This is one of the ones that are on its way to France!
 This one is on it's way to France as well!! 

Hello bloggers!

This is a post dedicated to

I am so excited about my blog it is finished and beautiful as ever!!! I am so incredibly thankful for Chrissy Boerman at Boerman Ramblings who helped me created this beautiful blog! She does amazing work, and you should defiantly contact her for a blog makeover! As well she has a great Etsy shop and a fun blog so make sure you follow her! I am so excited about this new adventure ahead! My Etsy shop will be up and running soon! I will be featuring some of my items on my blog for now until I can get my shop up and running! Thank you again Chrissy for a beautiful blog that is going to create a wonderful start for me! Make sure you check out Chrissy's Blog and also her shop Chrissy's Shop!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hello Bloggers!

Well this is just a short first post, but I am finally in the blogging world! My name is Tabby and I am so excited to be in the blogging world! It is so fun playing around with all the different things you can do on a blog! There will probably be a lot of changes in the next couple of days on my blog so bare with me as things keep changing! I am so excited to start posting different tutorials and just life in general! Spread the word Sweet Tea Lovin' is in full swing. Make sure you follow along for this fun journey ahead! Thank you for the support! : )