Monday, August 30, 2010

Take 5

Despite all the blog-worthy things going on in our lives right now, not to mention the million and one thoughts bouncing around my head like a cheerleader on a Mountain Dew buzz, not even Miscellany Monday can provide me the inspiration necessary to get a post typed and published this morning.

With a crazy week ahead, the hubs out of town, and appointments up the wazoo, I think this is as perfect time as any to take a little break from blogging to focus on things around here at the ol' homestead!

And since it'll be a week before my next post, I have decided to leave y'all with an idea I've seen all over the interwebs---a Q & A session. You ask and I'll do my best to answer your questions in several post installments beginning next week once I return.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with five days' worth of pictures of Lil' Miss Priss, Gillian Grace. After all, she's why y'all became followers in the first place, right?! I'd feel just awful if anyone went into a Gillybean withdrawal before next Monday's post.


















{And, don't forget to leave a question.}

{Congratulations to Kristin, the winner of the Sweet Bella Cards giveaway. Email me for the details!}



Make it a great week, y'all! See you soon!



Miss Madison's Mommy said...

I love her little chub rolls! Aghh, she's so darling!!!
So my question is: Have you done anything as a Mom you said you would never do?

Melissa said...

I love the picture of her under the sink and the one at the playground with the other child.

Have a good week and break.

Jennifer said...

Ok....the pic with her hands crossed and the bathing suit are my favorites :) Good for you taking a bloggy vacation. We all need to do that every once in awhile. Seems this 'blogging' thing, as enjoyable as it is, takes about alot of time. Once things start to slack around the house, you know you need a break. Get lots of stuff done and we will be here when you return :)

liz said...

enjoy your week!

Susan said...

I swear everytime I see photos of GG I just want to kiss those cheeks. Of course then she wouldn't be smiling.
How did you come up with GGs name? Did you have any others picked out? I had a couple of names picked out for my youngest girl and when she was born, just one look and I knew she looked like a Paige. Her name fit her well. I also had Jenna, Holly and Lilly picked out. I was prepared to use whatever one fit her. Both od my girls have my middle name though. Michelle.

SassySillySpunky said...

Enjoy your time off!!

What is your and GG's favorite thing to do together?

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great computer free week. Sometimes we need that! I hope this week is not to stressful with your hubby out of town. Happy Monday!

mama k said...

Hope you have a good blog break... I will definitely be taking a break the week before Little Man's 1st birthday party! Already getting a little stressed :)

My question is: How many children do you want and why?

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

ok her belly in the green suit was a hoot! (needed to rhyme sorry)

have a good week...(whatcha doing?)

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

so cute! she has the cutest swimsuits!!!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Haha! The pic is from google images, but I just love it! :)

Angie said...

What a cute pie she is!!

I love it when babies point. They do it with such authority!!

Have a great week!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

I'm going to miss your posts Shannon but I totally understand the need to concentrate on other things!! GG always has the best outfits and I especially love that cupcake dress! ;)

Are y'all planning on having any more kids??

~Bekah said...

thanks for leavin such a sweet comment on my blog! your blog(s) are adorable as well!! I've got some design questions, how do i make a button? I made my blog button, which I'd appreciate you grabbing! I added yours to my Blogs I Follow page, both of your buttons! But, i forget how i did i wanna make my "Can I get a Woot Woot" graphic i made into a button. :) also, how did you get the "top mommy blogs" banner before your siggy on your posts??? I would like to add that to mine as well! I'm tryin to boost blog traffic since i'm a new SAHM and have the time to generate creations like i have wanted to for years now :) any help is appreciated! :)
~God bless,

Steve Finnell said...

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Mungee's Ma said...

Great pictures! There's definitely nothing wrong with taking a blogging break. It's been days since I turned on the computer and it felt good (of course I was reading blogs, checking my email and Facebook through my phone, but still).

A question, hmmmm .... in case GG had been a boy, did you have a name picked out?

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Love the Lilly suit and the baby belly! She's adorable!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

She is SO cute!! I love all of her little outfits, and her name is beautiful. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog - I'm excited to connect with you & follow along!

I love q&a posts. :) Here are a few questions, and sorry if you've recently talked about any of these - but I'm new here :)
How did you come up with your daughter's name? Do you want more kids? What are your favorite places to shop?

Johnnie said...

Hi! I am a new follower from Tuesday's blog hops. Glad I came across your blog. I will be back. Blessings...
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Meant to be a mom said...

Oh my goodness, the little bathing suit pics could not be any cuter. She is such a doll. Thanks for sharing :)

Questions??? What are a few of your favorite movies? Who is your favorite actress? And last.... What would you name your next child if you had to pick a boy and girls name today?

Brandy said...

Happy Tuesday! Love the blog and can't wait to see more of it!

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Anonymous said...

Hi there,

New follower here from Tuesday Tag Along by Twee Poppets. What a cute little girl...too sweet.
Would love it if you came by for a visit as well.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

The Things We Find Inside

Inspiring You To Save! said...

Visiting from the Blog Hops! I love your site. I can't wait to get to know you better. Stop by when you get the chance. I have a Meet Me Monday blog hop and I would love if you could join in. It lasts all week long. Hope to see you then!

New Mommy!!! said...

You are so sweet! My heart is smiling, thank you so much!

I LOVE that you posted a pic for each day for us, I LOVE that.

She is too cute. I have to say that I LOVE all her outfits. They look like they all came from "The Best Dressed Child" that literally is my Holy Grail of baby clothes. They are all so beautiful, and sooooo expensive.

Seriously, she is the ebst dressed Toddler I have ever seen! She is so happpy too. It must be all the clothes!! Ha, Ha!

My question would be where do you find all GG's clothes??

Have a great week!! XOXO

New Mommy!!! said...

Oh, and by the way, I frequently type very fast, and then submit, I do this on my blog as well. Just wanted you to know that I am not the world's worst speller, Literally, people ask me how to spell thinks all the time!!
I think I am just lazy, ha, ha!

Mama Dub said...

PRESH PRESH PRESH!!! LOVE IT! I'll be thinking of some questions!

Annette said...

Thank you for visiting and following my blog..I'm happily following yours too. Your little girl is just adorable! Hmmmm a question...What has been the most precious moment with your little girl to-date? Have a great week!

Amanda T said...

Hey There!

I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag Along! I hope you can stop by and follow me too!

And while your there please feel free to join in my new blog hop, Wobble Over Wednesday. It's a great way to meet new friends and get new blog followers :)

She is so adorable!

Hope to see you there!
-Amanda T

Brittany said...

Enjoy your week!

My question is: What is a typical day like for you and GG?

Susan said...

Hey Shannon
Just wanted to add that I made my blog private, so if you still want to follow my blog, just email me with your email address and I will add you to the list.

Emily said...

um she is just adorable:) i love all the pictures:) Also, you always have her dressed so cute:)

Xenia said...

What a cutie!

Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday, I hope you have a great weekend!

Sweet Simplicity said...

She is so stinkin adorable!!

Mrs. Southern said...

I LOVE the bathing suit picture!!!!!! :-D And I COMPLETELY empathize with taking a blogging break!!! :o)

Render Me Mama said...

Stopping by through Friendly Friday! Hope you can come by and follow back!

Amy @ Render Me Mama

Amber said...

Following from the Fun Follow Friday!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Shelley said...

I am your newest follower. Love the picture of the little one on the beach, too stinking cute!! I hope you can follow me back at
God Bless,

M.O.T.B said...

Man she is a cutie! Don't forget to come by and enter my giveaway!

funfunfun said...

Hi..following from bloghop...would love to have you follow back!
Have a look at my $35 CSN Giveaway while you are there.

3 Giggly Monsters said...

Hello I am a new follower from BMBF. I would love a follow back at

Anonymous said...

You've been tagged on my blog :)

Jen said...

My question...
Did you have any special traditions in your family growing up that you want to continue with your own family?