Wednesday, September 26, 2007

carolina chicks

A good friend of mine, Amy Sweatt, and I are opening a booth, Carolina Chicks, at Homestyles Gallery in downtown Mint Hill (at the intersection of Lawyers Road and Hwy 51) and wanted to let you know. Our Grand Opening is this Saturday, September 29; if you visit the booth within the first week, you can register to win a Carolina Chicks gift certificate. The drawing will take place on Saturday, October 6. Below is a flyer highlighting some of the products we will carry!

Happy Shopping!

Amy Grayson

Amy Sweatt

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

...for all His goodness to me

"How can I repay the LORD for all His goodness to me? " ~psalm 116:12
it's overwhelming, actually, when we stop and consider the goodness and the graciousness of the LORD our God. i've decided lately that i don't want to be distracted by the things that don't really matter which cause me to miss the goodness and graciousness of the Lord in my life. the call to be intentional with my time, my resources, with everything the Lord has given has been at the forefront of my life and my mind lately. so, that's where i'm camping out and i must say, when you ask the Lord to do something, you better be ready for Him to follow through. because He does and i must say, it is amazing.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Click to view my Personality Profile page

very interesting. here's my description: ENFPs are introspective, values-oriented, inspiring, social and extremely expressive. They actively send their thoughts and ideas out into the world as a way to bring attention to what they feel to be important, which often has to do with ethics and current events. ENFPs are natural advocates, attracting people to themselves and their cause with excellent people skills, warmth, energy and positivity. ENFPs are described as creative, resourceful, assertive, spontaneous, life-loving, charismatic, passionate and experimental.

Monday, September 10, 2007

where in the world is...

amy grayson? i'm sure some of you have wondered why the blog has been silent for umm...about 10 days now. well, i'm going to assume you have wondered AND that you might have missed me. that is my hope, anyway, as far-fetched as it may be. lots of things have been going on in my world and blogging has fallen to the bottom of the list of important things to do.

so, i just have to share that fall is absolutely my favorite time of year and i thought i'd take a second and highlight all the reasons i love fall :). for the record, the first official day of fall is september 23...only 13 more days!
  • the days will (eventually) start getting cooler which means it is time to switch out my summer clothes with my fall clothes and that makes me very happy. my fall clothes (and winter) are by far, my favorite. i will say, though, that i always reserve a moment of silence when the time comes to pack up the flip flops...that is the one sad day i always have amidst my fall celebrations. (although, with the current state of my big toe, i.e...major swellage...the flip flops may be allowed to stay out longer than normal this fall season. but, the big toe issue and closed-toe shoes is a whole other issue that frankly, depresses me so let's not talk about it.)

  • the end of re-runs. let's face it, when all of our favorite shows start coming back on and we see new episodes and story lines, it's very exciting.

  • trips to the mountains are, by far, the highlight of the fall season for me. i love the mountains, anyway, but i ESPECIALLY love them in the fall. i love the cooler weather (but not cold), changing leaves, driving on the parkway, walking around and just having fun.

  • FOOTBALL :). i have to admit that i was super excited and happy that yesterday was the first official day of football season (i'm talking nfl right football, in my opinion, is just a warm up to nfl football on sundays ;). now, i have to say that admitting i love football this much kind of makes me uneasy...seeing as how i am throwing it out there in blogland for anyone to read. for those of you who might think i'm a tomboy or that i'm like a guy or something, let me put your mind at ease. i am quite the girly girl...i just really like football. i, however, still don't quite understand the strategy or plays or anything like that. i know a lot but almost any boy could take me to school. seriously. i can ask some pretty dumb, girly questions ;). (and, i do care about the colors and state of their uniforms.)

  • the arrival of fall means that holiday season is not too far away (another part of the year that i LOVE) AND my family's birthday season celebration extravaganza (7 of the 8 people in my family have birthdays from november through january. it's craziness.)

okay, enough of my rambling about fall. it's good stuff, though. :) yay for fall. i'm crossing my fingers and hoping it arrives soon! until are two of my favorite pictures of some fall loveliness from last season.