Friday, March 26, 2010

Nature Girl??? Nature FOTD!

Hi Y'all!!! It was absolutely gorgeous down here the other day! It was sunny and in the mid 70's  so I decided to take a little road trip to Jackson, GA to check out Highfalls State Park (about 45mins from Metro ATL). I went there this summer but it was hot as hell and I wanted to go back alone and relax by the water.

In the early 1800s, the site was a prosperous industrial town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe factory and hotel. High Falls became a ghost town in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it. Today, park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in middle Georgia is conveniently located near I-75 and makes a restful side trip for travelers. 

 The sound of the water falling was soo tranquil and relaxing... I'm a "water child"...  I grew up on Long Island.. Always 15mins from the beach....

The sign says KEEP OFF!! Which made me more curious! lol

This was the other side... People were fishing and in a few weeks you can rent a boat and float away........

 Like my Nature Face? It was kinda windy by the river...

Like my "Nature FOTD"?

High Falls State Park
      76 High Falls Park Dr
      Jackson , GA 30233
 There's a pool there to! If your like me and not into swimming in lakes!

Nice & Clean! No yucky river slime!

Mini Golf...

You can also camp there if that's your thing... You can camp in a RV or rent a Yurt. If I was to camp for some reason I'd rent a Yurt!!!

Want to spend the weekend in the woods but don't want to pitch a tent or haul an RV? Try camping in a yurt.
Think of a yurt as a tent that is already set up for you. The six yurts at High Falls State Park, one at Red Top Mountain and five at Fort Yargo State Park are like canvas and wood tents with decks, a picnic table and grill/fire ring. The interior includes electric heat and a ceiling fan, furniture to sleep six, electrical outlets, large windows and locking doors. A water spigot is located outside. All you need to bring are sleeping bags or linens, cooking utensils, a cooler, food and attitude for fun.
  • Bathhouse with hot showers is within walking distance.  
  • A fire ring/grill and picnic table are provided outside. Cooking is not allowed inside the wooden yurt.   
  • Maximum stay is 14 nights.  
  • Maximum occupancy is six people (five at High Falls). Bunk mattresses and convertible couches included.   
  • Pets are not allowed in or around yurts.   
  • A ceiling fan and screen windows are provided.  Please do not bring portable air conditioners.   
  • Quiet hours are enforced from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 Outside View

Inside View

 The sun was getting strong!! I only had SPF 15 on my face :) So it was time for me to go.... Once Kendall get's hot it's a wrap!!! So I left and spied a DOLLAR GENERAL!!! I go into Dollar Generals and hoard ELF stuff!!! I didn't go in because 4 pickup trucks in the parking lot had pretty little CONFEDERATE FLAG tags on them.... So I don't want to go where I'm not wanted. No ELF for me in Jackson, GA!
I wanted to stop by my cousins house in Barnesville, GA to see his "stripper horses" Caramel, Cinnamon & Salsa!! (The horses aren't strippers they just have stripper names for some reason.)

So I got back on I-75 and out of nowhere I see a BILLBOARD that said...


1000 Tanger Drive
Locust Grove, GA 30248
P: (770) 957-5310

Only I would have a "one with nature day" and end up at the damn outlets! :)   ........ I didn't shop crazy b/c I'm broke. I picked up a few Spring/Summer tops from Old Navy! 

All my Spring/Summer stuff is at my parents house in CT.. Which I'll be picking up next week!!! I'll be home for my bday!!! I'll be in CT from April 1st -12th!!! 

Luv Y'all
  Mean It!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Hi Y'all!! Since I'm lacking creative genius.... I'm doing Vanessa's tag!!!

Three names I go by:
1. Kendall
2. Ken
3. Kendall Paige <- Jaimie Lynn's fav name for me (Lynn isn't her real middle name I made it up to make her name sound country.

Three jobs I have had:
1. E-Commerce & Operations Coordinator
2. Receptionist
3. TCBY person.. (My cones had the perfect swirl)
Three places I have lived:
1. Long Island
2. New Paltz, NY
3. ATL

Three favorite drinks:
1. Sam's Choice Clear American Sparkling Water (I drink like 3 a day)
2. Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi (so hard to find in ATL.Coca Cola capital of the world..)
3. Bacardi Strawberry Dragon fruit Rum

Three TV shows I watch:
1. Gossip Girl
2. The Secret Life of the American Teenager
3. Reality Judge shows, lol

Three places I have been:
1. Paris
2. London
3. Bahamas

Three places I would like to visit:
2. L.A.
3. Japan

Three people who text me regularly:
1. CNN
2. Jaimie
3. Him, lol :)

Three favorite old TV shows:
1. Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire
2. Reba (I watch everyday at 1 & 1:30)
3. Gilmore Girls

Three favorite dishes:
1. Pancakes w/ butter & whipped cream
2. Pickles
3. Baked Mac & Cheese

Three makeup products I cannot live without:
1. Eyeliner
2. Lip Gloss
3.Eye Shadow

Three things I'm looking forward too:
1. Summer
2. Finding a FULL-TIME out of the house JOB!!!
3. Going home to see my Mommy & Daddy in 2 weeks for my B-DAY!!! (I'll be home 4/1-4/12, my Bday is April 5th ; )
Ok, that's it for now!!! I have some stuff in the the works!! I have a giveaway & flat iron to review!!! 

Miss Sassy Butt got a bath last night... Little furbaby is growing up..I'm guesstimating that she's 5ish-lbs...  I can't wash her in the bathroom sink anymore... I threw her dirty tail in the bathtub.. It was actually easier she didn't wriggle around as much... 

She looks funny 'naked', lol (duh she's always naked, I meant without a collar)... I tried teaching her how to swim, lol  she didn't want to get out the tub and now jumps in the tub expecting water.....
Having a white doggy in GA SUCKS!!!!  She likes to dig (it's part of her breed)... Here we don't have regular brown dirt... We have RED CLAY!!! So I'm always trying to keep her fur white and shiny and then she goes and messes it up in the impossible to remove dirt/clay >_<

She's learning more commands!!! She's smart when she wants to be.... 
Right now were working on:
Don't pull my pant legs when were walking to the door b/c we'll never get there and it's annoying...
Shake (paw) 
No bite now that it's warming up and toes are exposed she's a toe chasing biter >_<
Her name!! She still doesn't turn around or acknowledge when I call/say her name... Sometimes I think she's deaf b/c when I teach commands I use hand signals... She probably just has selective hearing...
Luv Y'all!!
  Mean It!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What Have I Been Doing?

Hi Y'all!! I'm soo sorry for being MIA! I've been in lurk mode.. There just hasn't been anything "exciting" or "new" for me to talk about... I've been a bit of a homebody so I haven't been breaking out my brushes... I've just been slapping on my neutral brown/gold eye and not being "fun"....
My beloved Blackberry Storm went into a coma last week...  So I did an early upgrade and dedicated 2 more years of my life to Verizon...  New Every Two doesn't work for me... I don't have the attention span for that... So instead of buying a new BB battery I got a new phone... I didn't do any research first.... I purchased on a whim.. I was only paid $79 for the phone after rebates and such. A new BB battery could run me up to $50 so it was a logical and economical move... I left with the HTC Eris DROID! I love it!!!


 Homescreen 1/6 (whoo-whoo)


 I'm a bit of a Gadget Geek! I just wish it ran on Android 2.0 instead of 1.5 like the Motorola DROID but to me there's nothing cute about the Moto Droid.  I even had the sales guy put a pink case on it.. It's just so square and I'm not a fan of the pull out keyboard. I haven't dealt with an actually QWERTY keyboard since like 2009...
It sucks that the phone doesn't have a FLASH!!! Come on HTC seriously?? Your gonna give 5 megapixels and no flash? How am I supposed to take pics of people in the club? FAIL...

I'm waiting to see if the Nexus One to hit Verizon hopefully on the 23rd of March since I have 30 days to return the HTC Eris...
I'm thinking about selling my Blackberry Storm. I haven't decided yet....It does work now. I just killed the battery so bad that I had to recharge it from another source (meaning not while it was in the phone). If I do I'm going to bundle all of my accessories I have about 4 different cases (mostly pink & purple) a car charger, USB cord, CD-Rom Desktop SYNC software, a home charger the international plug thingy and some other stuff. If you interested email me or leave a comment and we'll talk business.
Chloe is good! She's getting bigger and sassier everyday. I weighed her at the pet store the other day in the scale that they have to measure treats. My little baby is 4.5lbs

That's the best dog bed ever!!! I found it at Ross for $4.99, lol... I didn't want to spend a lot on her first bed because I figured she'd tear it up and pee on it.... Let me tell you I've washed that thing about 10 times and she flips it over and attacks it and it's survived!! The brand is Bow Wow Pet. I should probably grab another spare one.
She doesn't do any tricks yet.... I'm still working on sit... She'll only do it in my room or in front of the house.... Or if she knows I have a treat hidden.... She needs to go to Puppy Kindergarten.... I kinda creep around PetSmart on Tuesdays at 8pm with her and "over hear" the lessons, but this little biddy needs TRAINING!! Especially because she's a Jack Russell.... 

I kinda promise to be a better blogger and update more.  It's getting warmer out so I'm bound to stop hibernating soon.....
 Luv Y'all