ABOUT

Welcome To Lindsay's Sweet World

Hi friends, I’m Lindsay… welcome to my blog!  After numerous nudgings from family, friends, and Instagram followers I decided to start a blog, and that’s how Lindsay’s Sweet World came to be.  If I’m being honest, I have NO clue what I’m doing, but I’m so excited to document life with my sweet little family.  And I’m even more excited to have a creative outlet to express the millions upon millions of ideas that are always swirling around in my head.  I am by no means a professional writer, but hopefully I can be eloquent enough to get the job done.  And I suppose even if I have end up having no outside audience, at least it will be a nice memento for my kids.

Lindsay In The World

In a nutshell, I am a wifey, mommy, organizer, crafter, DIYer, and I love fashion.  I work full-time in sales and marketing for a global company, so I’m constantly struggling to find a balance between home and work, home, of course, always being the priority. 

If I could describe myself in one word it would definitely be organized.  Other people may describe it as OCD, but I prefer organized. I like tidiness, I like everything to be in its own place, I like being on time, and I’m a control freak.  (At least I’m willing to admit it, right? <Insert winky face emoticon here>).  I’m a planner – I always have an idea of how I want things to go, and I will admit that if they don’t go just right sometimes I turn into a bit of a whiner.  (I'm really selling myself here, huh?)  I’m pretty much the exact opposite of spontaneous, but if I could change one thing about myself, that would be it.  I would LOVE to be a free spirit, but by nature I am not.  am really working on it, though.


Being a free spirit in Malibu ;o) 2014

I’m a very visual person (I still carry a paper planner – I just can’t get on board with going digital for some things) and I love pretty things.  I’m always, and I mean ALWAYS, busy doing something.  I may have five or six different projects going on at any given time.  As a matter of fact, there are many other things I should be working on right now instead of working on this blog!

I’m a little bit sweet, a little bit hilarious (at least I think so), and a LOT sarcastic.  I’m also somewhat socially awkward.  I’m very shy in person when I’m around people I don’t know, and I’m better behind a computer screen.  Maybe that’s why I thought I might make a good blogger?! 

I was raised in Georgia, and as you can probably expect, I am a die-hard University of Georgia fan (GO DAWGS!) so I love all things red and black. 


In Athens after whooping Auburn at the Georgia vs. Auburn Blackout Game, 2007

My very favorite color is pink (buy all the pink things!) and has been my whole life, and I love hearts.  I’m basically a twelve year old girl. 

I love reading, painting, scrapbooking, wine, and Friends.  Yes, the TV show.  I don’t think a day goes by in my life that I don’t quote at least one line from the show.  Oh, and also movies.  If you know me, you know I quote a lot of old classics like Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Sandlot on the daily.  I love holidays and doing festive things for the holidays, Christmas being my absolute fave.  I start listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween, and I listen to it non-stop until Christmas.  My co-workers love it.  (Can I get a sarcasm font?) 

And speaking of music, I love a plethora of other genres besides Christmas music, old standards and jazz being high on the list.  And for my very favorite genre of music, I present to you, Dave Matthews Band.  Yes, they are so great that I consider them to be their own genre.  I actually had the pleasure of meeting Boyd, the violinist, back in 2013 and it was the best day!  They are actually part of the inspiration for my blog name.  I wanted a blog name that was all encompassing so I could post about my kids, fashion, crafting, everyday life, and whatever else strikes my fancy.  One of my favorite DMB songs is “One Sweet World,” so I thought that was fitting for my blog name, because life is mostly sweet, right? 

Meeting Boyd in Pelham, AL, 2013

The Man In My World

Brian (or Hubs, Bandy, Bink and many other ridiculous nicknames I may refer to him as along the way) and I met in early 2002 through a mutual friend.  I was still in college and he had just graduated from UGA (score!) a couple of years prior.  In late 2003 we began dating.

Babies!! 2003
In April 2007 (On April Fools' Day, actually - HA!) Brian finally got down on one knee!!

One of our bazillions of engagement photos, 2007


My very favorite engagement picture, 2007

And in December 2007 we were married.  It was quite a throw-down – someday I’ll have to share it with you. 


We love to travel, our very favorite place being VEGAS, BABY!!  (And BTW, I totally coined that phrase back in ’03… I swear nobody said that until I started saying it before our first trip, and after that it was everywhere.)  We went 8 times between 2003 and 2010.  It’s the happiest place on earth…

First trip in 2003 before we had even started dating

Bellagio Fountains, 2004

Inside the lobby of MGM Grand, 2006

More Bellagio Fountains, 2007

Vegas sign!!!! 2007

Bellagio Conservatory, 2009

…with NYC during Christmastime coming in a close second.

 
Rockefeller Center, 2012


Serendipity, y'all!!!!  2012

My favorite view of the city, 2012

We also go to countless UGA football games.  COLLEGE FOOTBALL, BABY!  (See what I did there?)


2007

Georgia vs. Auburn Blackout Game, 2007


Don't remember who we were playing, but this is one of my all-time favorite pics at a game, 2008
Georgia vs. Alabama, 2008

Georgia vs. Florida, 2010
And concerts.  LOTS of concerts.  Remember how I love Dave Matthews Band?  I’ve seen them 18 times since 2002.  I just love them.  Sigh...

At Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta for Dave Matthews Band, 2014

At Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta for 311 (Hubs' fave), 2009

Brian and I have been on some amazing adventures together, and I'm so excited to go, and see, and do all the things with him in the future!


Grand Canyon Skywalk, 2009
Snowshoe, WV, 2005
He and I are perfect for each other – he’s the laid-back to my Type A, and I’m the organized to his messiness.  He puts up with my shenanigans and he makes me laugh every day and that’s the most important thing.  I never get tired of him... except maybe when he's being extra messy. ;o) 

Seriously, look at his cute face! 2013
I'm one lucky girl! 2013


The Littles In My World

In November 2010, we found out we were expecting and we were absolutely over the moon.

A nod to our train track engagement picture, 2011

Jacob Brian (AKA Munchkin, Munch, and The Munch), our eldest came into the world in July 2011 after 18 hours of labor, and it was love at first sight.  <Aaaall the heart eyes!>

Pondering life at one day old, 2011

I was totally smitten and still am to this day.


Jacob's first beach trip - Panama City Beach, 2012
He is our structured, Type A, and often shy child.  He is extremely intelligent and he would much rather sit and read a pile of books than play or watch TV. 


Oh, and he’s HILARIOUS!  He is at the perfect age to provide nonstop humor.  I swear some of the things that come out of his mouth are hysterical. 

Never a dull moment! 2014
He is also the sweetest, kindest boy, and words cannot express what he means to me.

Seriously, that face. 2014

Panama City Beach, 2013
During summer of 2013 we found out that we were expecting again - another little blessing!  

One more train track picture... we HAD to do it, 2014

Olivia Cate (AKA Nugget, Nug, and The Nug) was born in February 2014 and she completed our little family.

A few hours old, 2014

I dreamed of having a girl my entire life, and to this day I still can't believe that I have one.  




She is the loudest, spunkiest little thing, and she's not afraid of anything - the exact opposite of her brother.    

The happiest little nugget, 2014

She babbles non-stop, she's sassy, she's independent, and I couldn't love her anymore if I tried.  I could seriously just eat her up.

Just look at those toes! 2014

She is the perfect little addition to our little family and we are so blessed to have her.


My sweet girl in my favorite outfit, 2014
See?  So sassy! 2015

Last, but certainly not least, is our first baby, Maui.  We adopted her in January 2010 to be our practice child.

Itty bitty, just a few weeks old, 2010

She was the runt of the bunch, so of course I loved her the most.  We thought she would be around ten pounds but she has maxed out at four. 

A few weeks old, 2010

She's the sweetest, quietest girl (she NEVER barks.  Literally.  Like ever.) and we love her so much!  I especially love that she still pees on the floor in the house every now and then. (Seriously, where is my sarcasm font??) But with a face like that, who could stay mad?

Snuggling with Daddy, 2010

Messy girl, 2011

And that's the story of me so far... I'm just a regular girl.  I have hardships like everyone else.  I stress out and worry like everyone else.  My house is often messy and my laundry is always piled up.  But I'm healthy, I have a sweet family who loves me, my family is healthy, and God has truly blessed us beyond measure.  My world is pretty sweet.  

So now that you know a lot about me, I hope you'll stick around to follow the rest of my story.  





6 comments:

  1. This is a great "ABOUT" page! Now I feel like we're besties! LOL! It also makes me realize how horrible my "ABOUT" page is...hmm...I better go and fix that... LOL!

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    1. Thank you!! I was actually pretty worried I was going overboard because mine is soooo long. I tend to get lengthy when telling stories, so there's a possibility some of my blog posts may end up being novels. LOL. I loved your About Me page, but I'll be sure to check back to see if you update! :o)

      <3 Linds

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  2. My friends and family always tell me that I should start a blog.. I am a mother, a director of a day program for adults with disabilies, a police wife, an exercise nut, a clean freak, way too organized, love to cook and bake things and I believe I have borderline Obsessive compulsive personality-- look that up!! I was reading through your "about me" laughing because that's almost exactly how I would describe myself. I even find myself to be hilarious, too! SO hello Linds, I feel like we're nearly the same person! Maybe this will be the inspiration to start my own blog!

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    1. Hahahaha, it's good to know that there are other freaks out there like me, too! You should totally start a blog... I've been blogging for 3 months now, and I have become extremely passionate about it! I wish I could quit my full-time job and just blog for a living! Lol. If you do start a blog, be sure to let me know... I love finding new blogs to read!

      <3 Linds

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  3. Loved getting to know you on here! You have the sweetest family and I love all your pictures through the years!

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  4. I just found your blog & you're already my favorite! My husband & I are OBSESSED with Dave Matthews Band! We've seen him the past 4 years in Texas (going to all of his Texas shows). That picture with Boyd, so jealous!

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