Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The secrets out...

I'm am so excited to finally share my secret. 


I can't wait to see my business grow and start the other phases I want to put in place in the future. 
I've taken all the pictures that are being used! I've taken pictures in Charleston, SC, Nashville, TN, Franklin, TN, Thompson's Station, TN. Here are some samples and I hope to host a giveaway to launch my shop soon! 
I am going to have some stock words like: Love, Hope, Faith, Family, and Blessed. I will also be making custom names with your last name. You will also have the option to have first names and a wedding date around the border. Check out my shop and let me know what you think!!

I also wanted to let you know about one of my very good friends just opening an etsy shop as well. She is hosting a giveaway on her blog: Kelsey Inspired
Check her out too!

P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win MyMemories software! It's so great! I'm going to be sharing some more projects soon!

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!

Friday, January 27, 2012

My Memories Software Giveaway

Hi Y'all! I am so excited to have the experience of reviewing a product and hosting a giveaway! Liz, from My Memories digital scrapbook software contacted me about reviewing the product and hosting this giveaway.

As a special for all of my readers, here is your very own Share the Memories code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store (click the picture below for the first $10 off) - $20 value!)Please go to this link for your Share the Memories code: My Memories $10 off code

I have always been a scrapbooker wannabe. I've made several scrapbooks in the past but I am always so busy that I haven't had time to get all the stuff out to actually scrapbook. When I downloaded this software, I just opened up the program and it was easy to use and very cute! There are so many things you can do with this software! Here's a page I've started for my wedding scrapbook:

  So here's the deal: One of you will be winning a copy of My Memories Digital Suite! 

To enter, leave separate comments for each entry. 

Mandatory: Be or become a follower of my blog (1 entry)

Extra entries:
1 entry: Visit mymemories.com and tell me what template you like best.
1 entry: follow me on twitter @tiffanyclark87
1 entry: follow My Memories on facebook
1 entry: follow My Memories on Twitter

I will choose a winner next Saturday February 4, around 9 am (central time).

(I was given this product to review but all the comments about this product were my own)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

11 random things..

Heather over at Greer's Gossip tagged me in this survey and I'm excited to play along and pass it along! If you haven't visited her blog, she is a fellow teacher and southern sweetie so go check her out!

1. Post these rules
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
5. Go to their blog and tell them you've tagged them
6. Tag 11 people

1. I really LOVE kettle corn from a fair. I'll settle for microwave kettle corn (or any kind of popcorn for that matter :) but I love homemade or fair kettle corn!

2. I love getting things in the mail. Like snail mail. Letters, cards, packages, etc. I get so excited when I get a package that I ordered from Amazon or a card from my nana.
3. I am addicted to Netflix. I love watching shows and movies on there. The recent (almost full) series I watched was 8 seasons of One Tree Hill. I wish they would add newer movies to the instant watch.
4. I am currently reading The Hunger Games.
5. I want to add another goal to my yearly goals: One date a month with hubby. Each of us will plan a date an alternate every month. We will probably do a low key date this month since January is ALMOST OVER...where did the time go?

6. I am trying my best to get in shape, exercise and eat healthier, but I have such a sweet tooth, a hubby who doesn't like veggies (so it's hard for me to remember to fix some for myself) and I lack some motivation...

7. I was obsessed with Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen when I was a little girl. I had all their movies and watched all their shows. What happened to them? Geez..

8. I am an early to bed, early to riser...my husband is opposite.

9. I love a good run. I need to get back into it especially since I need to start training for my next half marathon #5.

10. I am almost ready to reveal my BIG SECRET!!!

11. I love getting to know all my blog friends and peek into their lives by following their blogs. I feel like I've known some of you girls all my life even though we've never met. I'm so blessed to be in this community of sweet people!

Heather's questions for me:

1. What is your favorite meal? Ohhh.. that's a tough one. I really love Pizza, Hawaiian Pizza in fact, but for a meal, I love steak, green beans, baked potato or sweet potato, rolls, etc.

2. What do you like best about blogging? Sharing my experiences and feelings. I love meeting people as well!

3. What is your favorite movie of all time? The Holiday and Diary of a Mad Black Woman

4. What would a perfect day look like for you? Sleeping in until 9 (unusual for me even on the weekends), yummy breakfast, quiet time and coffee, spending the day outside with my hubby biking, convertible riding with the top down, picnic-ing, then a big cookout with family and friends that evening full of laughs, conversations, and games.

5. What is the best book you've read? Any book by Karen Kingsbury!

6. If someone had asked you ten years ago what you would be doing in ten years, would you have answered correctly? 10 years ago I was 14. I probably would've said married and working. I was still wanting to be a nurse back then and didn't change my mind that I wanted to be a teacher until I was 16.

7. What's your guilty pleasure? chocolate, ice cream, sweets..

8. Have you ever broken any bones? Nope!

9. What time do you go to bed each night? Well if hubby and I are watching a movie downstairs, I fall asleep between 9-10 most of the time. If I'm blogging or doing something, then I try to go to bed around 10:30.

10. What time do you have to get up in the mornings? 6:15 if I have to take a shower.

11. Do you have a go to outfit? If so, what is it? I have several favorite outfits but I would have to say I love wearing any outfit that goes with my new cowboy boots I got for Christmas!

 My questions for you:
1. What is your favorite TV show?
2. Why do you blog?
3. If you could go on any vacation, where would you go?
4.Would you rather be at home in sweatpants or out on the town looking snazzy?

5.What is the best meal/recipe you've ever made?
6.What's the best thing that happened to you in 2011?
7. What's your dream job?
8. What is one goal you have for 2012?
9. Favorite pair of shoes:
10. What kind of make-up do you use?
11. What is your favorite workout song or a song that gets you motivated/happy/excited about life?

TAG, You're it!!!
 Tara @ Dashing in Pearls
Natasha @ Hello! Happiness
Christin@ A Classy, Southern Wife
Heather @ Life's Little Stories
Kelsey @ Kelsey Inspired
Erin @ From Miss B to Mrs. M
Stephanie @ theAlmostRunner
Amanda @Simple Girl, Simple Pleasures (I know you've been tagged but I wanted to tag you anyways :)
Brittney @ Teach. Pray.Love
Ashley @ Redonkulous Runner
Allison @ Nestful of Love (I know you've been tagged, too but I couldn't resist!)

Happy Thursday, Y'all! It's ALMOST Friday!!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

12 goals in 2012

My goals for the year:

1. Lose 30 pounds/tone my body (ideally  by June).
Ways to make this goal become reality: Jillian Michael's 30 day shred, Your shape fitness evolved, biking, training for another half marathon, trying to eat healthier.

2.Go on an Alaskan Cruise with hubby. (Hopefully going this June)

3. Have daily prayer-prayer journal and devotion time for myself and together with Derek.

4.Read through the New Testament this year.

5. Reach 100 followers on my blog by March.

6.Have the experience of someone sponsoring  a review/giveaway for my blog.

7.Organize and clean out my school filing cabinet.

8. Keep on our budget, saving for land and a house.

9. Start my own business. (Look out ETSY!)

10. Look into becoming a pampered chef consultant.

11. Learn to drive a stick shift.

12. Be more dedicated to my blog and take more pictures.

If you don't write or type your goals down, they will only be wishes. I really hope I complete all these goals this year!

What are some of your goals/resolutions for 2012?

Monday, January 23, 2012


2011 was a big year for us. As hubby and I were driving over to his sis and brother in law's house on New Years day, we decided to talk about our year of 2011 and go through month by month and talk about big events that happened. I want to recap those events and the events I blogged about through a bullet list and some pictures (mainly links to posts from last year). Let's get started!
*I changed up my blog to Teach.Run.Love.
*We had 4 consecutive snow days which rarely happens in TN.
* I started my recipe challenge:
You can see all my recipes on one of the tabs at the top of my blog!

*I started blogging about mine and my college room mates weddings.

*I continued with my recipe challenge and my wedding posts.
*My hubby decided he wanted to quit his job and start his own business but didn't know when he wanted to do that.
* I started training again for my 3rd half marathon.

*Derek turned 26
*We went on a short spring break trip to Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Phoenix, AZ. 

*I got to have a College girls weekend in Columbus! It was so awesome to get to spend time with my college girls! It was like old times!
*Derek decided to quit his job sooner than later and released EZ Budget app for the iphone.

*I finished my 2nd year of teaching.
*Derek quit his job the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. We headed to WV for a week and then to OH for a week.
*We got our fabulous bed in May.

 The summer was kicking off by heading to WV for a week. Mainly for my littlest brothers high school graduation. I got to spend a day shopping with one of my college roommates, Kelsey!

While home, I got to go visit MY first grade teacher. The one who inspired me to become a teacher and now I'm a first grade teacher!
We headed to OH to spend a week with Derek's parents. We got to relax, have fun and enjoy the week!

We had some golf lessons by my one and only awesome hubby!
Mom-in-law and I got to take some walks around the reservoir.
When we got home, we had some fun times at the ball park for church league softball, pool times with friends, meeting brand new babies, 1st birthday party, meeting my favorite author Karen Kingsbury and then that leads us to the end of June when we went on vacation with our friends TJ and Heather to a cabin on Boone lake in East Tennessee.

Karen Kingsbury :) My favorite Author!

I got my amazing camera early for my birthday/anniversary!!
Now to the pictures from our vacation!

*Our annual 4th of July cookout.

*My 24th birthday.
 Hubby and I went road biking on my birthday.
We celebrated with friends at Margaritaville for my birthday dinner!

*Our 2nd anniversary- We just made a nice dinner at home and went on a picnic convertible ride to Arrington!

*Our favorite 2 year old little boy's Elmo birthday party.

*My first giveaway on my blog.

*Master bedroom makeover (with paint and curtains)

*Day road trip with Heather, Emily and Lindsey to Atlanta IKEA and fun times!

*Paul McCartney Concert
Click above link for more pictures!

*Derek finished the MAC app for EZ Budget
*Derek was gone for 3 weeks roofing his parents house-rain delays
*Derek started working with a graphic designer for his business.

*Derek released the MAC app for EZ Budget
*We went home for my cousin's memorial service.
*While at home, I got to surprise my best friend at our High School's homecoming game.

*Game night at britt and AJ's new house
*Ran .5 miles without stopping with Kenzi
*Got a Garmin 410cx for Christmas

If you made it though the whole year, I congratulate you! I have a 2012 goal post to write, a secret to post about and a fun giveaway to review and post. Be on the lookout!