Matt - Brittney - Mary Tyler - Cooper - Annie

Friday, October 31, 2008

Cooper's Sister Update!!

ok, we're in talks with a breeder from Kershaw, SC who specialiazes in Mini Australian Shepherds. We actually it narrowed down to two different little girls. one has blue eyes and one has amber. they are both a lot alike color wise, but the blue eyed girl has a little more gray on her. (i like her best) i cant get the pictures of them to upload but ill try again once i post this. next tell us with "Australian" name you like!! We wont tell you our favorites yet....


Organization. Furniture. Supper. Puppies.

So many of my friends are organized people. I, on the other hand, have never been so fortunate. I am such a type B personality. Laid back, go with the flow, etc. It's not that I don't have the motivation to be organized, I just can't get there!! 

Right now there are still about 15 boxes (gifts) in both of our cars and our entire garage is FULL of boxes. Since most of our kitchen cabinets are already full,  I am trying to PATIENTLY wait for Mom to get here on Monday. (She, along with Beth Neely) is the queen of organization... to the point where it gets tedious.  It is driving me CRAZY to walk around a recliner that doesn't really belong between the living room and breakfast room, have (literally) a BORDER of suitcases and laundry hampers lining the edge of our room, use random old beach towels that ours moms sent with us when we first moved in, and have NOTHING on any walls!!!! AHHHH! I really have been praying for God to give me patience, and have been graciously reminded everyday that I am in no hurry. It's not like we have to have Thanksgiving Dinner at our house or something. Cathleen and Chris are visiting next Friday ( a week from today) but they are sweethearts and I know they won't judge what we have or haven't gotten accomplished. It's just getting to the point where I want it to be done, and feel like home ! :) 

On a happier note, we got our bedding!! UPS brought it today. It's from Anthropologie. I love it! I will post pictures of it soon, but not until we get our bedroom furniture. Which should happen around the week before thanksgiving (Depending on when Cindy .. my mother in law.. can get up here for a few days).  We also got our sofa!! It is AMAZING! However... it kinda, sorta, maybe, a little bit, makes for a tight entryway when you come in our front door. BUT once you're inside the house, you won't even remember that tight squeeze you had to make to come inside. If we owned this house, we would definitely be sending it back and trading it for the smaller piece. However, we're renting and hopefully, most likely moving in August and that house will (hopefully, most likely) have a bigger spot for it! :)  

I have been crock potting every day this week, except one. Today I'm making Cheesy Chicken. It's the easiest thing EVER! Rinse the chicken. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add to crockpot. Then cover with 2 cans cream of chicken soup and 1 can cheddar cheese soup. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Serve over rice or noodles. Hooray! Done! I am serving it over Rice-a-Roni Broccoli AuGratin. It's my favorite. 

For Halloween tonight. Matt is being Dracula and I am being a cat. Not full costumes, just little accessories for while we pass out candy to adorable little trick or treaters. I hope we get a lot! Ok. My left pinky finger is tired of typing now. So I am going to go back to my search for Cooper's sister. We are thinking either a border collie or a mini australian shepherd. Cooper is mixed with both breeds (and beagle) so we think they will be around the same size and get a long. Matt is obsessed with the idea of getting a puppy that looks a lot like Cooper so people will think they are REAL brother and sister. Haha. He's cute. Oh well. I will keep you posted!! 

here is a picture of an australian shepherd who is up for debate... any name ideas?? 

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

things im obsessing over right now. (a stolen blog idea from miss jamie ball)

- my new mac
- christmas everything (esp. music)
- my crockpot
- candles
- sweater dresses with leggings (maybe it SO last year, but i still love it)
- the holiday collection at Bath & Body Works... "Winter" candle and "Winter Candy Apple" soap
- my new j. crew dress
- college football (even though clemson is  terrible. im following Bama. roll tide!)
- getting my house set up for holiday visitors
- the smell of "fire" when i walk outside 
- my new Philosophy "Inner Grace" perfume, and "Amazing Grace" conditioner
- urban decay eyeshadow
- real simple magazine
- one tree hill and antm
- baby names. (don't get ahead of yourselves!!! at least 3 more years til i pop one out... but i love thinking of names, and you know you do it, too!)
- Stress Relief linen spray from bath & body works
- the Rotadent toothbrushes my cousin gave us a wedding gifts (she sells them and they are AMAZING!)
- Dove "calming night" body wash
- betty crocker warm delight bowls... esp peanut butter fudge brownie! HEAVEN in 45 seconds!
- calling matt "my husband" 
- my name officially being "Brittney Kingsmore Bolt"
- Cooper (our dog)
- finding a sister for Cooper for christmas (any breed suggestions are welcomed!)
- Sleet, Snow, and cold temperatures. KEEP 'EM COMIN'!

i could go on and on but i think im going to actually try and get some sleep now. matt woke up at 1:45 this morning really sick. he finally fell back asleep around 3:30 but I am still up. so i blogged. and now im going back to sleep and ill tell you more about it later! :) 

Monday, October 27, 2008

We're here!!

We're officially in Raleigh! I have two weeks to get the house somewhat organized and set up. Two weeks because Cathleen and Chris are coming to visit and we're going to go to the GA Tech vs. UNC game. (Which I am oh so excited about).

Today I spent a whopping $278 at Target. I left feeling pretty uneasy but was reassured because we had to get a list of "essentials" you need in a new house. (trash cans for bathrooms, hangers, cleaning supplies, toothpaste, etc.) I also bought a pumpkin, that matt and i are going to carve tomorrow or wednesday and I'll post pictures. 

Tomorrow I'm going to rooms to go to compare the greenville price of the sofa we want, to the price here. then im going to buy the cheaper one (if there's even a difference) they have same week delivery and i cannot wait to get our living room set up!!! im more excited about that then the master bedroom. 

Anyway. I'll be back posting those pics later this week :) 

Friday, October 24, 2008


I hate it. 

However I am so excited about getting our house set up! We found our bedroom furniture and an AWESOME sectional sofa, (I will definitely be posting a pic of it asap). I can't wait for people to come visit and cook dinners all the time and set up for the holidays!!! That is what I'm most excited about people. Christmas is only 2 MONTHS AWAY!!! Gloria! I'm so excited. So please, please come visit us, I promise you will get a couple of great homemade meals and our guest room is the 

Here's a picture of us in front of our house when we found it!!  We're only renting it until August but it's a start. By then we're hoping to know the "ropes" in Raleigh a little better so we can make a final decision on where we want to move. (Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Wake Forest, Knightdale, etc) Lots of communities in and around Raleigh.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


We're finally married ... and we can't believe how incredibly perfect the wedding was! thank you all for being a part of it, we really couldn't have asked for a better day! we loved everything about it, except how quickly it went by!!! our pictures from the WONDERFUL denny shortt photography should be up, possibly tonight, so i will let you know the link.  also if i can totally figure this thing out, i will post some honeymoon pictures. 

we're in greenville for only 3 more days. we stayed here so we could go to the always, ever so lovely, Allison Wise's wedding on Saturday in Asheville. i am so excited about it!! then on Sunday we're leaving for Raleigh. we hope each of you will come visit at some point. we have great concerts there and anytime you want to go to a UNC, Duke, or NC State basketball game, our house is the place to stay~!!