• blogging,  confession

    Confessions of an Introverted Blogger

    As you may or may not have noticed, I made the decision very recently to dive into this whole blogging thing with gusto and stop being so….half-assed about it, for lack of a better phrase.  I’ve been working hard to post regularly, to participate in link-ups, comments, etc with other bloggers more established than myself and to shamelessly promote my little baby of a blog.       I decided that if I love this, which I really do, I should put my whole heart into it and see what happens.  My goals are not to gain thousands of followers, to score a book deal, and to make a living with…

  • fashion,  H54F,  shopping,  thrifting

    High Five for Friday-Turtles and Thrifting and Shopping, Oh My!

    It’s that time of the week again….HIGH FIVE for FRIDAY!  Love that.  Per usual, I’m linking up with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk Blog  1. We are knee deep in soccer season around here….Mr. Man (the orange #7) is doing an awesome job.  I love that he picked #7 for his jersey cause he’s 7.  He likes things to make sense and for the universe to tie together neatly.  Just like his mama.   2. I snagged this adorable Star Print Cotton Trench from Ann Taylor Loft last month and it’s finally gotten cool enough to wear it.  I adore it!  It’s so cute and fits so nicely.  It looks way more…

  • I Believe

    I Believe

          {This post is making it’s way around the blog world today and I just had to join in…I love this idea!}   I BELIEVE…..   ….That the grass may be greener but that green grass doesn’t come for free.  Everyone bears their own crosses no matter how rosy their life looks from the outside……That 50 Shades of Grey is a disgrace to literature.  I also believe that the fact that I read all three books this summer doesn’t make me a bad person and that if Ryan Gosling does not get the role of Christian Grey I will die a thousand deaths.   …That birthday’s are a…

  • Book Recommendation,  photography,  Wonderful Wednesday

    A Fabulous Photography Book for Moms

    Happy Wednesday, my friends! Just a quick post since this week is already kicking my ass.  I’m so tired right now I could fall asleep with my eyes open and it’s only 7pm.  I still have to do the dishes, make cupcakes (more on that another day), get Miss A in her jammies, (I’m not even dealing with bathing her.  She’ll just be the stinky kid at school tomorrow and I’m completely okay with that) check Mr. Man’s homework after he and his dad get home from religious education class in an hour and a half,  and the lists goes on…. But, lest I bore you with my whining and…

  • Polish Swap,  YOLO MONDAY

    Polish Swap and The Big FUMC Make Over Reveal

    Welcome to the new Filling Up My Cup! Isn’t it beautiful?  I’m so excited to finally have my own fancy schmancy place in the blogosphere! I owe it all to the design talents of Kristen from From Kristen, With Love. If you are in need of a blog make over be sure to head over there and check out her work! She’s fabulous! This little make over also forced me to hook up FUMC with my social media accounts like a legit blogger.  I’ve had a Twitter account for forever but have yet to dispel my first tweet.  To be totally honest, Twitter confuses and frightens me. But I’m going to…

  • H54F,  Recipe

    Catching Up With High Five for Friday

    I haven’t linked up with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk Blog in a while for High Five For Friday so let’s do that, shall we? 1.  Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores-To Die For Have you seen this recipe floating around Pinterest?  I made them a couple weekends ago when we went up to yet another friend’s lake house for the weekend and they were a HUGE hit.  There were actually random people from around the lake coming over to try them.  Okay, fine.  They were random to me because I was a guest there and I’m sure said people were actual friends of our hosts- but still.  They were there…

  • YOLO MONDAY

    Our New Normal

    So, FUMC has been a bit quiet for the last week or so…I think I can actually hear crickets chirping. Sorry about that. Don’t feel bad, it’s me not you. We’ve been in a bit of a transition the last couple weeks what with the kids going back to school and me back to work and I’m just starting to settle into our new normal. This time of year always tends to throw me for a loop. It’s not like I don’t know it’s coming but somehow the end of summer always seems to shock the hell out me. It’s like someone literally pulls the slip n slide right out…

  • back to school,  DIY,  home decor,  YOLO MONDAY

    Back to School and DIY Decorating

    Today is my first day back to work after a fabulous summer off.  While I will miss our lazy summer days, I can’t say I’m not a little bit excited to transition back to the structure of the school year.   What I’m trying to say is this: all the lack of responsibility has turned my kids into lunatics and I’m pretty sure they are conspiring some evil plot against me just to amuse themselves. For reals.   While I’m easing back into the swing of things this week, the kiddos have one more week off before the bat shit hits the fan, so to speak.   In order to prepare…

  • H54F

    High Five For Friday

    I’m trying something new this week and posting my High Five for Friday! Below you will find five highlights from my week (as told through Instagram) Enjoy! New Birthday Shoes!! I’ve been lusting after a pair of red patent leather heels for months to go with a few black and white outfits I’ve gotten recently. I finally snagged this pair from Steve Madden with the Amazon gift card I got from my mom for my birthday. Every girl needs a pair of red heels! 2. Nostalgic Trip to the Zoo Earlier this week the kids and I spent the day at our local big city zoo for probably the hundredth…