Friday, July 31, 2009

Butterfly Delight!

Some of you might have seen the giveaway of the beautiful hair piece
on Naturally Nina blog a couple of weeks ago.
Well, come to find out I was the winner!

I am so excited to own a creation by the talented whichgoose.
Her designs are just stunning so be sure to check out her Etsy shop here.

Also, if you have not been over to Naturally Nina blog
I highly recommend that you do!
Her writing's of daily inspirations and simple pleasures of life
are so wonderful. It can seriously bring smiles to your face.

P.S. I am still taking recommendations for the "Cheery" disposition book club next month
so be sure to e-mail me at

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dear {Very Future} Baby,

Do any of you talk about your future babies?
If you are like most females I know... I am sure you do or did at one time if you already have kids.

Well, me and guitar hero talk about it from time to time
but more often now that my sister is pregnant.

We are no where near ready to have children
(so, please don't think I am dropping hints)
but after watching waitress (which I highly recommend)
I have decided to write to my future baby
every once in awhile
so, I can look back from when me and guitar hero use to talk about the idea.

Dear Future Baby,

It's lonely without your dad here. I look forward to the day you arrive so I wont be alone when he is gone. I also, like the fact that as you get older you will have summers off from school when his tours really pick up. I promise to do lots of fun things with you while he is away if you promise to keep me company. And just so you know, I have been buying all the Disney DVDs as they arrive in stores so that you can grow up watching the classics. I have a feeling Pinocchio will be your favorite since it reminds me so much of your dad (by the way he dislikes when I say that... so shh it's between us). Until next time... I love you more then I will know.

your future mom.

In honor of all our Christmas nerdiness!

I have to admit I am shocked to find all of you are Christmas nerds just like me
... and I mean that in the BEST way!

So, in honor of my Christmas nerdiness and Christmas in July of course
I am going to enjoy my weekend with more Christmas movies,
maybe bake some cookies (which makes me think of Christmas), drink some hot chocolate, and listen to some Christmas music!

Who is with me?
let's all have a Christmas weekend so come Monday we will still be cheery
from all the fun weekend activities.

P.S. I am watching home improvement right now and it is a Christmas episode
I am feeling so excited.. I need to calm down! I still got 6 more months to go
but at least My Birthday, Halloween, and Thanksgiving will keep me busy before then.

P.P.S. Doesn't the picture above make you wish for colder weather? Maybe not snow but I am in the mood for fall so I can bring out the the cute jackets, and boots.
(Image found here)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Confessions of a christmas nerd!

This is a little embarrassing but...
whenever guitar hero leaves I start to get really sad
and that usually means only one thing to do to cheer me up...
Christmas movies!!!

I have to confess I am obsessed with Christmas
to the point that I would apply for a job to be an Elf at the North Pole if possible
( I know, I am crazy but I warned you)

That being said I have already started the Christmas movies since guitar hero left this morning

Movies including: The family Stone and Elf
probably followed by many more lonely nights with
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Ref
Love Actually
Meet me in Saint Louis and so on.

Me and Guitar hero are trying to build our Christmas movie collection so
that I can stay happy while he is away...
sadly though stores do not feel the need to sell Christmas movies year round!

All I got to say is guitar hero better be happy it takes too much time
to decorate the house with Christmas lights and ornaments or
I would have the house looking like the North Pole every time he leaves.

What do you do that cheers you up?

Book Club: My Sister's keeper.

Today is the day!
Here is the discussion for the book club.
Please feel free to join in on any of the questions and add your opinion.
Warning: spoilers below.

The book was written from each characters view point. How did it make you look at the characters?

Here are a list of all the characters:
Sara: the mother of Kate, Anna, and Jesse
Brian: the father of Kate, Anna, and Jesse
Jesse: the son of Sara, and Brian
Kate: the daughter with cancer
Anna: sister to Kate; suing her parents for rights of her body
Campbell: Anna's lawyer
Julie: advocate assigned to Anna's case.

Do you think it was unfair for Sara (Anna's mother) to never ask Anna for help on Kate's medical needs?

Were you surprised when you found out that Kate was behind Anna's actions for suing her parents?

Why did you think Campbell aways lied about his service dog?

Did you ever feel sorry for Jesse even though he was rebelling?

Brian (Anna's dad) was willing to support Anna then went back on his word when he was asked by Campbell. Why do you think he did this?

Did you like the shocking ending of the book or would you have rather it ended another way: Please explain...

Note: Any of you who would like to add your opinion or ask questions on the book please do so in the comment section. Also, feel free to add your comments and opinions to those who leave their thoughts in the comments section.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

If me and Guitar hero had our own reality show...

I had a friend the other day who thought his life should be a reality show.
and sometimes I couldn't agree more.

With all the reality shows in the world
who wouldn't want to watch a show about music and love
It would be like combining American idol and the bachelor all in one.

My show would be about guitar hero and me and his life on the road
and how we make our love work with being miles apart for most of the year.
While millions of girls scream for him every night and
I am left here in music city
with all my other musician friends. Who by the way are very attractive and mostly single
(they would make great supporting actors)
and trust me there is nothing more entertaining then attractive, single, musicians!

Would you do a reality t.v. show?
What would your show be about?
What would you name your show?

Don't forget tomorrow is the day we go over
my sister's keeper for the book club.
If you have any topics you want me to post in the blog
be sure to e-mail me at

Monday, July 27, 2009

Update on book club: My sister's keeper.

I hope everyone has enjoyed this book club idea as I have.
I just wanted to let you all know that
we will be doing the book club this Wed July, 29

If any of you have any specific topics you would like
me cover in Wednesday's post then please e-mail me at

Also, I will be taking recommendations for next months book.

Hope you all had a fablous weekend...
Guitar hero got home yesterday so we are off to enjoy some time togther.

Friday, July 24, 2009

When all else fails... just buy cat food.

Some of you might already know that guitar hero has promised me not 1 but 2 kittens
but lately we have been so busy and dealing with other stuff
he thinks we should hold off...
I on the other hand did not take this news very well.

my whole life I have grown up with animals
and not having one makes me sad
plus the fact that he is gone all the time and I am alone doesn't help.

So, everyday I look on craigslist and send him links
of kittens that need homes or they will be sent to the pound
he feels bad but it still has not changed his mind.

Like I have said before we are both very stubborn.

but now I have come up with another idea.
after reading craigslist for months on kittens
I am noticing that most of these people who are giving them away
have found kittens in their backyard, garages, and sometimes front doors
I kept thinking to myself how come this wont happen to me?
I know once guitar hero sees the kittens
he wouldn't be able to give them up
but if I i just went out in got them he might be upset with me.

so, that being said if I buy cat food and lay it around the house
maybe I will get lucky and a few kittens will show up at our house
then he would have to let me keep them. right?

Wish me luck everyone!

(and just so you all know
I would never take someones outside cat
I am just looking for a stray
and believe me we have a lot around here)

(Image found here)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We love hats!

The pro's and con's to dating a REAL life guitar hero... Part 2.

Some of you might have already seen some
of the pros and con's
to dating a REAL life guitar hero from this previous post
but here are some more for my new readers...
Once again we will start with the pros... part 2

  • Having him gone means more time to get things done... like cleaning the house, time for reading (like for my book club), and so on.
  • I have time to be creative like making jewelry
  • The band members are like a 2ND family the guys on the road help and watch out for each other, just as the wife's/and girlfriends at home help each other.
  • When he is home it's always special and we always want to be near each other.
  • It's always great getting to hear new songs before they are released.
  • Never have to wait in lines for tickets or to get in shows.
  • When you go to shows there is always free food and free drinks
  • We had to learn to trust each other really fast which is the best thing a relationship can have.
  • We talk all day when he is gone. If he was home all the time we might take that time for granted but when he is gone we never go an hour without talking.

So, there are just some of the pros on to the con's... part 2

  • Having to cook dinner for one is never fun
  • when they don't get phone service where they are at (which happened yesterday)
  • being home alone during thunderstorms are not quite the same (they are scary, instead of romantic)
  • when he does arrive home he is usually busy with having to take care of other things like getting cars worked on, mowing grass, and taking care of bills.
  • when we are having bad days and we can't comfort one another.
  • Not having him here to join me for parties, or dinners.
  • him spending more time in his 2ND home (the bus) then his own home.
  • having to share exciting news over the phone (like my sister having a baby)
  • Blowing kisses thru the phone are never the same as his real kisses before bed.

and that my friends is what it's like to date a REAL life guitar hero.

Top picture came from the very talented photographer Misty Sims be sure to check out her blog here to see more wonderful photos from this show and other events.

2ND image was taken by a fan.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Help us... we need a vacation!

After realizing that me and guitar hero have not been alone since last Dec (by this I mean no roommates, no co-workers(band members), no music stuff) we have decided to get away from it all and take a trip somewhere. We just want some quit time to ourselves. Do you all have any suggestions of where we could go or what we could do. Something not to big or expensive... We live in Nashville so we would prefer something within driving distance... unless you all know of any cheap flight deals going on? Please help us we would be very grateful.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's coming...

So, as you can imagine I have a lot of time on my hands
with guitar hero being on the road
so whats a girl to do?
the answer....make jewelry!!!

I hope to be opening up my Etsy shop sometime next week
until then...
here are a few of the items you might find there.

Your questions, my answers...

How did you and guitar hero meet?
We met in a country music video. He was playing on stage with his boss and I was an extra in a bar scene with a bunch of other girls but out of all of them I was the only one who stood out to him. I had a boyfriend at the time and he was a little shy but we both still ended up getting to know each other and well lets just say I left my boyfriend of 3 years moved to Nashville and we have been happily together ever since.

How do you deal with knowing that other women are always checking out guitar hero?
I actually find it to be a turn on. It's nice knowing other women admire him but he still comes home to me. I never feel threatened because we both love each other very much and he is always honest with me if ever there is a girl hitting on him or trying to kiss him(which happens more then you could image). Besides he is so in love with playing music he tunes out anything and everything around him. I have to worry about him falling more in love with music then any other women.

Where did you get that delicious royal blue number?
I actually got in at JC Penny's believe it or not.

How old are you?
I am 23 but come September I will be 24

Has he written any songs for you?
Actually no he has not written any songs for me. I always give him a hard time for this being that he co-wrote Living our love song but we do plan to write a song together. Every now and then he will sit down with his guitar and play me all the pretty cords (that's what I call them) or he will play songs that remind him of me like Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, tomorrow I'll miss you (by the Beatles) but I guess one day I will get to play a song he wrote for me.

Do you see yourself marrying him?
Yes, yes and yes!!!! I could not image being with anyone else.. trust me the saying "when you know you know" is so true!!!

How long have you been dating?
That is a good question... we have been together for about a year and 3 or 4 months but we were not official till about 6months ago. Everyone said we were already dating but I did not want to jump right into a relationship after breaking up with the last guy and moving to Nashville but we did everything as if we were already couple.

What was your worst fight?
Another good question but not a very good answer... sorry. We argue a lot when he is gone but it's never really about anything other then us just missing each other. It only last about 5 minutes till we both feel bad and apologize. It's funny because we are both VERY stubborn people but when it comes to each other we are fast to make up. If there is one thing both of can't stand it's being mad at each other.

What is the best gift from him?
The best gift from him was probably when I was very sick after moving to Nashville. It still did not quit feel like home here and I had no family or long time friends around and he had to play downtown that night but he made it a point to pack up as fast as he could and get to me. He bought me two roses and snuck into my apartment to check on me. It was not a big or expensive gift but it was the first time he ever bought me flowers (come to think of it, it might be the first time he ever bought flowers for any girl). I think it shows a lot about a guy if they are willing to stay with you at your worst moments (I mean we had only known each other for 3 months maybe) and he was taking care of me, waking up through the night to put cold rags on my head, fixing me homemade drinks that are supposed to make me feel better and so much more. I think that was a gift itself.

Who does guitar hero play for?
He plays with the country artist named Jason Michael Carroll and he sometimes fills in for other artist like Luke Bryan, Billy Currington plus he plays with many other inspiring singer/songwriters such as Jaida Dreyer who I highly recommend you all checking out!

Where can you find Audio of him?
If you look up Jason Michael Carroll on YouTube there are tons, and tons of videos of guitar hero playing at shows.

How do you deal with guitar hero being gone?
This is probably the most popular question I get and I must say it is hard. I would be lying if I said it is easy... but there is nothing I can really do about it. We try to talk on the phone at least once a day and we probably text all day long which really helps. I just have to try to keep myself busy. Reading your comments everyday get me through a lot of it... me and guitar hero both love reading what you all have to say and it makes us happy to know you all love reading about us. I also spend a lot of time talking to my mom on the phone. She is my best friend and helps me a lot when I start to feel low that way I don't make guitar hero feel bad for leaving (which I am not always good at). I just have to remember that he will be home soon and it is just as hard on him as it is for me when he is away.

Hope that answers your questions.
If you all have anymore I will try to better in the future at answering them.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Your turn...

I have been getting a lot of questions lately on lots of different things (mostly about guitar hero and me) and I am really bad at responding back... sorry about that. So here is your chance to ask me what you want... ANYTHING you want and I will try to be as up front as I can.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dani Brubaker!

I am so amazed by Dani Brubaker's photography. I keep looking at all the little kids and thinking they are mini adults. You really MUST check her out here.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The little things...

While me and guitar hero were at dinner last night we got to talking about the little things that reminds us of each other and makes us unique. It was really fun figuring out what we both do that makes the other smile.

I love that guitar hero's plays drums on the steering wheel while driving, and the fact that his breath always smells of coffee, how he always comes to bed with his socks on, and his need to keep everything in perfect order.

He loves the fact that I always take my shoes off at dinner and fold my legs in Indian style, how I throw my shoulder up to my chin when I get shy, or when he comes to bed and I'm always curled up in a little ball, and how I light up like a little kid when I talk about holidays.

It's funny how the little things we do in everyday life start to stand out to the ones we love. There were so many that we named off but those were just a few and I can't wait to learn more about his little unique habits over our years together.

So, tell me what does your loved one do that makes them unique or makes you love them more and while your at ask your loved one what they love about you.

(Image found here)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I have to have this!

I am not much from taking from other peoples blogs... but this was a MUST... I saw this on Rockstar diaries and just fell in love. I have already told guitar hero that I have to have it... I am hoping he gets the hint for my birthday that is only 2 months away. It is a Polaroid and a Holga mixed in one... seriously how brilliant is that!!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Old Hollywood!

I love old Hollywood style. The women back in the day had such wonderful taste in fashion and I think it's great how these women are bringing it back. See more great styles here.

Who is your Hollywood Style Icon?

P.S. Sorry for the slow post lately. We have been having some internet issues and we are still trying to take care of them... I hope we can get it fixed soon.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Out and About!

This week has been very busy for us. Guitar hero returned home Sunday after being on the road for two weeks. I am so glad to have him home but that doesn't mean the work has stopped. Sunday he arrived at the airport at 8 a.m. and had to turn right back around to leave again at 10 a.m. for a show an hour outside Nashville... but that was OK because I got to go.

We also have been working on the yard all day (more like he has been working on the yard) because you can only imagine how bad it gets when he leaves for weeks at a time. Then later tonight he plays at the Grand Ole' Opry and afterwards he is taking me to a movie. It's just so good to have him home... even if he is still working.

I also wanted to let those of you know who have direct t.v. that you can watch guitar hero in concert this month. He will be playing on...

Channel 800 Channel 239 Channel 101

7/18 @ 9 a.m.

7/20 @ 10 p.m.

7/21 @ 1 a.m.

It will be found under Jason Michael Carroll

(p.s. It was before he had his beard... so it's been awhile)

The picture above was taken a few months back from when we were last at the Grand Ole' Opry

Monday, July 13, 2009

10 facts about guitar hero and me.

  1. We met in a music video
  2. He is a night owl and I am an early bird
  3. He is a Beatles fan I am an Elvis fan but we both just love oldies
  4. He eats just about anything and I am the pickiest eater alive
  5. He wrote a hit song and it's the only song I will listen to now when I miss him
  6. We rode a machine bull together before we even switched phone numbers
  7. We argue less when he is home and more when he is on the road ( It's only because we miss each other so much)
  8. The first time I ever cried in front of him was on the ferris wheel and that was the first time he ever sang to anyone (he calmed me down)
  9. We both have never stepped foot in front of the Grand Ole Opry but we have been backstage many times.
  10. We both said I love you before we even started dating.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

a backstage pass.

This is guitar hero from the other night.
It has become one of our nightly routines
to do a "how am I looking" check before he hits the stage.

Guitar hero "Hair good"?

me "Hair's good"!

Guitar hero "beard good"?

me "beards good"?

Guitar hero "outfit good"?

me "outfit's good"!

Isn't picture mail one of the greatest things ever invented?!
I love that he aways makes me
part of his life no matter how many miles apart we are.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

a love letter to you from my heart.

My dearest Guitar hero,

I may not have a exciting job, people may not remember my name once I am gone, I may not have a song that lives on forever, I might not even have a story worth telling but none of that matters...

At first my life was all about being somebody, being noticed, being liked and loved by all, having a million stories of me living on long after I am gone but now after meeting you my life has changed. It doesn't matter if any of those others things ever happened that I wish for because now I see that I didn't want to be somebody to just anybody I wanted/want to be somebody to you. I could care less if anyone ever knows who I am as long as you never go a day forgetting me. I don't care if the only love I ever receive is from you because your the only love I live for. I don't even care if any of my stories live on as long as I have a story of us.

You, have become my meaning of life. I used to be scared of thinking that life could be only about love but now after truly feeling what love is like I am scared for all those who will never have a life with love. You, bring me joy when I am sad. You, give me hope when I have none left. You, give me your trust when I need it most... Thank you.

I am so grateful for the time we have together. I cherish every night I get to go to bed with you and every morning I get to wake up next to you. I no longer pray for myself and my life I pray for yours as well because you have become more important to me then I am to myself. I would put you before me if that means giving up my life and not because you would ask me to or because I feel like I have to but because I want to it would give me happiness knowing I could give you everything.... even if I sometimes have a hard time showing my happiness (I promise to get better about this).

I have never been the type to want to put someone before me... yes, you could have called me selfish before but their was no one worth giving my life up to until I met you. I enjoy learning new recipes so, that I can cook for you. I love being able to have the laundry done when you get home. I even like having the house clean so you can feel relaxed. I want to show you that you mean the world to me even if it is cleaning up your shaven beard in the sink or putting away your dirty dishes so that when you get home you can spend it with me and not with other nonsense things.

I like our time together and even though it is never long being that there is always a bus call not far away it is still our time. I like falling asleep in your arms. I like watching you strut your stuff before you get in the shower. I like knowing after lunch you want to lay down for a bit next to me and come dinner time you always make sure I'm happily feed. I like that you listen to oldies in the car with me and never feel to manly to want to grab my hand while we are walking in public. I like that when you hug me you take me in your arms with such passion. I like your obsession with bikes. I like that you let me pick our dates and no matter what I pick (even if its a antique market) you always seem happy to take me. I like that you let me watch my silly reality shows and don't make too much fun of me. I like that you try to dance with me in our living room when no one is around. I like that you always let me sit on your lap when your doing work at your computer. I like that we have inside jokes (like my whitneyizms.. which actually arnt inside jokes anymore) I like that you would sing to me before you sang to anyone else. I like that within in the first few months of knowing me that you knew my maybes meant no ( it shows you pay attention). I like our prayers together before every meal. I like your silly habit's when it comes to packing (like making sure all your necklaces are fastened before you put them away in the bag). I like curling up to you knowing I'm about to put my cold feet next your socks. I love your craving for cheese and how you always grab a stick of it before we head out the door. I like looking over at you in the morning when you are sleeping and knowing that this is where I belong... I belong next to you. I love that you come in a check on me thru out the night when your working and give me kisses even when you think I am asleep (yes, I feel your kisses and they mean the world to me) I like knowing I have your love, trust, and faith in me. You are amazing in every way and nobody could be more perfect.

Even if I spent everyday telling you how amazing you are and how much I love you it would never be enough. My life with you is the greatest and it may just seem average and ordinary to everybody looking in from the outside but I know that our love is special... because we are not just lovers we are special Friends and that will never change. We were truly meant for each other.

Love always
your princess

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Step right up folks, come see the greastest show on earth...or at least the coolest pictures.

Are these not the coolest circus inspired photos ever?!

Pictures were taken about amazing photographer Ditte Isager
It makes me want to go to the circus.

(Images found here)

Monday, July 6, 2009


Yes, I have eaten 6 donuts in the past 42 hours, but sometimes a girl needs some sugar.

Yes, I secretly wish it was Christmas already (OK, maybe not secretly)

Yes, I drink coke a cola as if it is was going out of style

Yes, I am kinda thrilled at the idea of having to get glasses. Hey, nerdy glasses are cute!

Yes, I still get scared when there is a storm and I'm home alone

Yes, I cry too much, talk to much, and get road rage too much, but we all have our faults

Yes, I sometimes stay awake all night thinking of what I can do to make millions so guitar hero would not have to go on the road anymore.

Yes, I let guitar hero drive everywhere we go and then continue to yell at him for his bad driving... but hey he should know precious cargo!!!

Yes, I hate the sound of a vacuum, people chewing on ice, and the sound of silence when I'm alone.

Yes, I can become moody for no good reason other then I just want to be moody... so, just give me my space and I will get over it.

Yes, I laugh at really awkward moments but I can't help it... it's like a disease

Yes, I love guitar hero with all my heart and plan on spending the rest of my life with him!

so, just in case you were wondering the answer is... yes!

3 things...

1. I love Zooey Deschanel, you could say she is my girl crush.
2. I can't believe people say I look like her (thank you though, seriously what I compliment)
3. and last of all I want her Greek goddess hair.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July...

...from my inner pin-up girl.

Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

No matter how many times you leave, I will never get use to saying goodbye.

Every time you leave, I cry

It never gets easier but when you come home it is always sweeter.
We have done this a million times now...
You pack your bags
I watch from our bed
time is like quicksand
I never leave your side
you load the car
I drive you to the bus
you kiss my forehead
I tell you I love you
we hug as if we won't let go
then that moment comes
that moment I should be a pro at
but no matter how many times you leave, I will never get use to saying goodbye...
My heart won't let me say goodbye

Note: Guitar hero is on tour for 2 weeks starting tonight and it's going to be a long 2 weeks without him just like it is every time he leaves... but it might be a little harder being that it's 4th of July holiday and fireworks make me think of romance. At least I have my book club to keep me busy. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.

Pickett Road...

One of my favorite places to get away and relax.
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