Wednesday, December 23, 2009

If you do nothing else, do this

My Jan 10' Glamour has a great page on three exercises to do (if you do nothing else).

1. Target the abs. To work those abs, get in a push up position, then jump your feet up to your chest and back. This is suppose to be more effective than push-ups. Your feet should go back the length of a yoga mat. Work up to three sets of 15. (this are hard, but that's why they work)

2. Work those buns. Stand up straight with feet shoulder width apart. Step out your right leg and drop your left knee almost to the group (in a lunge). Do 15 and repeat on the other side. I did 15 of these tonight and man my buns are burnin!

3. Shape up those arms. Get in a modified push up (girly style), but your knees should be on two pillows. This is suppose to make gravity work against you even more than a regular push up. Work up to three sets of 15.

I am going to try to do these three exercises everyday for at least a few weeks. I'll update you and let you know if they work (let's hope for a miracle).


Is it wrong to want one of these? I get so tired of my pants falling down, but don't want to wear a belt. All of my shirts come down below my belt line and who wants bluge from a belt buckle? This seems like great fix!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Comet loves Cupid

Opi color of the week: Comet loves Cupid

Reindeer Droppings

If you have not had are missing OUT!


Why is it that I cannot go Christmas shopping without coming home for something for myself. This is getting ridiculous. The sales every where are just too good. I can't resist. I vow to not buying anything else for myself from now until we hit the outlets in Venice! (pinky swear). 4 days till warmth and sunshine!

To 2010

The Christmas season is almost over (sad face)...that means it's time to start thinking about new years resolutions. Every year I say the same thing: excersize more, spend more time with my family, blah, blah, and blah. I am going to put spending more time with my family on the list and it should be easier because my little sister is home from Murray! These are a few of my other resolutions:

1. Brush at least two times a day and floss daily.

I got fitted for invisalign last week, and had a cleaning for the first time in 8 months thanks to my dentist who is so over booked they couldn't squeeze me in for another 6 months when I missed my august appointment. I found out I had four cavaities (again thanks to the old dentist who said it was just staining...). Two of which I got filled yesterday-OUCH!-One tooth was so bad almost half of my tooth was taken out. Invisalign is going to make some huge changes in my life. Because of the trays, I have to brush after I eat (which is 3 + times a day) and it is super important to floss to help prevent anymore cavaites and/or decay. I'm not a funky person who doesn't brush, but I am horrible about flossing. I can't have dark sodas or tea while the trays are in....this is sad considering all I drink is Dr. Pepper, Tea and crystal light fruit punch. I will savor each and every Dr. Pepper I drink from now till my little invisalign box arrives.

2. Pass Micro-Economics with an A!
I have completed Algebra and Calculus since summer 09'. Both with B's and I am bound and determined to get an A in this next class!

3. Do some sort of exercise three times a week. It's going to be all about being healthy in 2010. It is recommended to get exercise at least three times week for 30 mins. I'd like to get back in the gym, lifting some weights and spinning, and maybe some yoga. I really wanted to do Hot Yoga, but I am not paying $80 for a months membership-RIDICULOUS!

4. Continue cutting out credit card debit!

5. Quit picking at my nails. There's nothing classier than well manicured nails.

more to come I'm sure!

Monday, December 14, 2009

I love Christmas time, but I really wish I was spending it somewhere on an exotic island, wearing this:

Oh summer, please hurry back to KY!

Oh I wish

I have been eyeballing this beautiful cluster of pearls and pave balls from Ann Taylor. It was sold out but now it's back! I just can't bring myself to spend $60.00 when I sell a line a jewelry. Maybe Lia Sophia will give in the big statement pieces.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I need somewhere to go to buy this dress :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Glass Ornament Ball Wreath

I love the glass ornament ball wreaths. However I do not love the price tags that come along with one (usually $60 and up). I have made most of my Christmas decorations (wreaths, garland, etc.) so I figured I'd give this a try. It actually is a fairly simple and inexpensive project.

1. Head to your local Garden Ridge or Walmart and get a package of medium size balls. I did red, gold, and green. Garden Ridge has 24 packs of each for $5.99. (72 medium balls total). I think walmarts are a bit more expensive, but they have some really cute glitter ones! You also need small balls to fill in the holes, I got a 12 pack of each color (red, green, gold also from Garden Ridge).

2. Get the biggest Styrofoam wreath from Michael's (don't forget to print a %40 coupon from the web before you go) and red 2 inch ribbon (I got a big spool of velvet ribbon for about $3.00). You are going to need lots of glue sticks for your hot glue gun so buy a pack while you are at Michael's.

3. You are almost ready to go to work. Take the hook's off each ball so that the gold doesn't sparkle and distract from you wreath. Once all are removed you can start gluing your balls to the wreath.

4. Start on the outside with the wreath flat on the table and hot glue the balls to the side of the wreath with the openings facing down (that will be the back side). Do the same for the inside. Be sure to distribute the balls evenly around the wreath.

5. Start layering the balls around the front of the wreath. Try to keep the balls close together. I hot glued the balls on the bottom and then to the balls around it to keep it from clinking together.

6. Go back and fill in empty holes with the small balls. Again be sure to distribute the balls evenly by color. Let all the hot glue dry before picking up to make sure you don't shatter any of the glass ornaments.

Wa-la! Beautiful, fancy ornament wreath (I would advise against putting the glass balls on the outside as hot glue unsets in extremely cold weather).

Gobble till you Wobble

Hope everyone has had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I had a great time with my family catching up around the dinner table. I have been completey useless today, but isn't that part of the joy in being off for Thanksgiving? I watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in years and part of Home Alone. Now I am laying around being lazy watching Elf. Once I eat turkey, it's game over! I can't help in and I am totally blaming it on the tryptopham. In case you are wondering what that is, it's the a natural seditive or amino acid that the body cannot manufacture. Tryptopham produces the b-vitamin niacin, which increases seratonin levels(a remarkable calming agent in the brain and helps play a role in sleeping). Next time you feel like you just can't keep your eye balls open after eating turkey, take a nap, you can't help it! Blame it on the tryptopham :).

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black is the New Black

Black Friday is almost here! I used to dread this day because I had to work it, but now I get to join in all the festivites just like everyone else. I have learned from 1. working in retail and 2. shopping all the time, that most retail clothing stores have their deals up on Wednesday before they close down for Thanksgiving. What does that mean for you the shopper? Go shopping Wednesday and get all the great deals without all the hassle of the crazies out on Black Friday! I am on a mission for sweaters and Gap is having Buy 1 Get 1 FREE, yes I said FREE! The sale starts Wednesday and runs through Friday. I am really hoping that The Limited is going to post up something worth going out to the mall for. Express already has most of their stuff marked down as well. American Eagle usually has 20% off on Friday until noon and as of Tuesday their Sweaters and Hoodies are Buy 1, Get 1 1/2 off. A new bluerayer player may be in the cards for Friday :).

**This just in...Limited's entire store will be 40% off on Friday! (& online if you don't want to fight the crowd + free shipping).

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I love, love, love decorating for Christmas. Pottery Barn has by-far some of the best ideas for decorating. I have loathed over the glass ball ornament wreaths but they are just do dag-gone expensive. So I am going to attempt to make one myself. I have made my other wreaths in the past, so surely I can conquer this wreath. Heck I'll make two if I can get the hang of one. I really want one to hang over my fireplace and one for my front door.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Magic, Mirth, and Mischeif

HELLO MAC Holiday Kits! Welcome to every girls Christmas wish list. Georgeous as always. Perfect eye pallets, beautiful new lip glass', shimmering mineralized kits. If you haven't stopped by to check them out, then put it on your To-do list. Ranging in price from $22.50-$36.00.

"Let Me Sign" Twilight Soundtrack

I am really into this song by Rob Pattinson from the Twilight Soundtrack. Just a beautiful song.

Not Dazzeled

I am totally obsessed with the Twilight Saga. If you are around me on a normal basis then this is not something you DID NOT KNOW. I just wanted to share some pics that I came across that confirm what I have already said. Rob Pattinson looks HOT on screen and off. Kristen Stewart is adorable on screen but a HOT MESS in real life. Not sure what she is thinking with her attempts to pull off this mullet. Does she really think this looks good? Why would Rob want to be seen with that?

Here with her Co-star at a press conference in Mexico City:

Here with her co-star and BF Rob:

Now as Bella (Adorable):

Friday, October 30, 2009

Color me bad

Mani/Pedi this weekend and I have to have Lincoln Park after Dark!

Must Have of the Week

I am IN LOVE with ruffled cardiagns paired with chunky jewelry and tshirts.

(Whole outfit: Ann Taylor)

Inexpensive Alternative

Cardigan: NY and Co $49.95

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I think I am having a pity party night. Why do I feel I have more of those as I get older. I just found out that what I thought were amazing 8th row floor seats at Kings Of Leon are really general admission no seats on the floor. I worked so hard to get those stupid tickets...I bought them when ALL tickets were general admission tickets and now I have to try to get in where a million other people that have the same seats and have been waiting since 9am. I am not going to stand out in front of Rupp Arena from 9 am until 8pm to get in front of the stage and not move the whole night.

The bible study I just read for tomorrow is totally depressing. Just reminded me of how insignificant we are and how the stupid Kings of Leon concert doesn't even matter. to bed to sleep away my sorrows.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Loving Fall

These are somethings that I am loving for fall.

Sweater Dresses



Ankle Boots


Fall in Kentucky

Fall in Kentucky means many things, leaves turning beautiful shades of orange and red, weather that is unpredictable (one day you need the day you need the your heater), it's spring time, and of course Keeneland. Opening season is this Friday. My friends and I will be making our debut on Saturday for our spring/fall ritual gathering for a little bit of tailgating (yes, tailgating like you are at a football game). *Finger's crossed* for nice weather. I have my new dress. A cute plaid sheath dress from Ann Taylor Loft, made from wool (appropriate for the chilly season) and a new pair of ankle boots. This Saturday is also my 10 year High School reunion....WOW I feel old now...thanks. The class of 1999 will be meeting up at Keeneland...I might make an appearance....and then heading to Baker's 360 for an after party. The hubby and I will be at the Kings Of Leon concert. I'm not really close to too many people I went to high school with, so I'm not giving up my floor, 8th row seats at the concert. This October is sure to be a busy, busy one with three big work events, keeneland, kings of leon, calculus night class, and EKU homecoming. I plan to breathe in the cool air and enjoy every moment.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

LC Clothing Line

I was a little skeptical about what this would look like when I heard this on Kidd Kraddick yesterday, but Lauren Conrad's new clothing line at Kohl's is actually really cute and really affordable. I am curious to see what the material/quality of the clothing is. I will update you when I go inspect it.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It has rained for a week straigh here in good ol' KY. I am not sure how much more I can take. My feet are wet, my pant legs are soaked, and my hair is frizzy. Will we ever see the sun again? If not I am investing in a new pair of rain boots! That will bring some joy to my life. I'd LOVE a new pair of Hunter rain boots, but at $115 a pair, I think I'll keep searching. I did come across these really cute pair of Chinese Laundry boots that look identical to the Hunter ones, but at half the price.

Blog to follow

If you are into fashion, check out this blog. I love looking through it and checking to see what the Chic of the week is!

The Hunt for Jeans

Well as I was walking around NYC last weekend, my jeans that fit oh so snug before I left my hotel room are now a whole size too big in the waist but yet still skin tight on my thighs. I decided I am trying on new jeans and finding a pair that fit better than the 50 pairs I have in my closet that I HATE! I do have a pair of Gap Jeans that I somewhat like, but go figure, they discontinued those. At 28 years-old, I don't want my butt crack hanging out the back of my jeans nor do I want the waist up to my belly button. Neither has ever been a good luck but at 18 I was less conscious of my crack or undies hanging out the rear. Thank goodness I have learned something over the past ten years.

I headed back to my Alma-matter, American Eagle to try on jeans. I used to LOVE their jeans and owned nothing else. Blake Lively (from Gossip Girl, watch it if you don't already) was spotted in the all new, brought back, Artist Jean and it looked great on her. Sure I'll give it a try, why not. I can finally own a pair of jeans that a celebrity owns. I headed into AE, grabbed two sizes, just to be safe of the darkest Artist jean on the shelf. I was super stocked because old kinda-fav jeans, even though I hate all my jeans, are Artist from back in at least 2007 when I worked there. I had a shimmer of hope in the name. I tried on the larger size first, hoping that if they didn't fit I would feel better about myself when I go could to the smaller size. Well...that DID NOT happen. They were SKIN TIGHT in my butt, and thighs and I barely got them buttoned. Back to the shelf for the artist jean.

What I really wanted was a cute pair of dark skinny jeans (but not so skinny that I look like an emo-kid-wanna-be. I wanted a Jcrew skinny jean look, but Jcrew's pants do not fit me! Their lowest rise is the highest pair of jeans I have ever put on my body. A few days later, I headed back to AE to pick up a tunic and decided to give their "New" Skinny Boot jean a try since they no longer carry the straight leg jean in the store. Much to my surprise...I loved them! And they run big, so I am in the size that I wore, pre-sit-on-my-butt-all-day at a computer. This puts a smile on my face. They have a great fit, not too low, still a little tight in my booty, but with a white girl butt this big, it's bound to be a little snug, they leg has a nice opening for wearing straight or cuffing up. I am very pleased. I will probably even head back for a second pair.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Say my Name

Everyone reading this knows I love monograms! If it can be monogrammed, it should. I found this last night in Julie's Instyle magazine and I am in love. Now I just need to find one at "real people" price.

jennifer zeuner (as seen on Lauren from The Hills)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mod Cloth

This website has the cutest dresses! The prices are pretty reasonable too!

They go fast, so grab it when you see it!

Oh how I have missed you.

Wow life has been so extremely busy. I'm not even sure where my summer went. I know it was here...and now it's almost gone. The dark night is coming earlier and earlier every evening. This makes me sad. There is nothing I love more than when the sun goes down at 9 PM and rises at 6:30 AM. I started my journey to Pharmacy school this summer. I actually started a class and finished it! WOW right?! It was a intense 6-week Algebra course. I passed and I have never been so proud.

I started my own jewelry business with Lia Sophia and I started out with a BANG! My enthusiasm was through the roof...and now it's slowly dwindling as my exhaustion is catching up to me from trying to do TOO much at once. My purpose for Lia Sophia was to help supplement income when I start pharmacy school...that is, if I get in and finish the list of classes that I have to take before I can even I got a little excited and probably started a little sooner than I had originally wanted. Working a full time job, a part time job, and taking classes is starting to overwhelm me. I think I am going to try to cut back to 2-3 shows max a month. It is a great company and will be great income when I need it to be. Right now, I've blown every penny I have made :P...

For the fall sememester I have a pretty busy schedule. I started taking an online elementary calculus class and it is a HUGE MESS! The teacher was horrible and basically wants us to teach ourselves out of a text book. No tools or assistance really and he barely speaks english. I have asked the school to allow me to switch into a Fall II class that meets Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15-9:00 PM because this class is impossible to pass online. So Oct. 14-Dec. 12 is pretty much going to SUCK! It has to be done to reach my goal. If I stick with nothing else, I am sticking to my pharmacy plan! I think I can, I think I can. (update: They let me out!! Hip Hip Horray!)

I am finally going to New York City this fall with my hubby! I am head up from Cinci on the 18th and we are spending the weekend viewing the wonderful sites of the city! I absolutely cannot wait. I'll be sure to post up pictures of our adventure.

Friday, June 26, 2009

What a week!

OMG! Those are the only words I can come up with to sum up my week! It almost seems surreal. Michael Jackson dies at age 50, Farrah Faucet dies of cancer, Ed McMann dies....seriously Hollywood, you can stop now. Last night was insane! I went to a Lia Sophia party with my recruiter and it was NOT good! I hope I never have a show like that. Bless her heart! One order! One...yes that's right, one lonely order. How do you not have friends that want to buy jewelry and why would you not cancel that show rather than waste the hostess time. Then I come home and my husband is stuck in the Detroit airport, so I'm running around trying to get him a hotel room and rebooked to come home today...shew! When it rains, it pours!

I however am very excited to start my Lia Sophia shows. I wish my show wasn't still three weeks away! I have four shows lined up and hopefully *fingers crossed, two more people interested in shows for August. Everytime I see a new piece from the catalog on, I love it. The catalog does not do this jewelry line justice. I hope that I have a great turn out at my show. My menu is currently being planned and I am thinking Margarita's and Mexican appetizers. Gauc, chips and salsa are a must and maybe the fruit salsa with cinnamon chips. I really want lots of friends and family to come out and support me as I start up this business. If I reach my goal then I get $150 in free jewelry to add to my collection. I need as many free pieces as I can get so I don't spend more than I make to get this thing started. I at least want to make enough money to help pay for my classes.

Oh yeah, classes! I started my Algebra 109 class yesterday and by start I mean I watched the review section. LOST basically sums that up...LOL! I hope to get through lesson one on Sunday so I can be four days ahead of schedule. This online summer class is going to move fast and I do not want to get behind. Especially since I have four shows lined up the last two weeks of July. The more I can get done the better.

Saturday should be fun! My good friend Sarah is having a "going away" get together on a double decker bus! Good friends, good drinks, driving around Lexington...could it get any better...oh yea, maybe if we were still in Miami.

Miami was amazing! We (Amanda, Jewel and I) just got back from SoBe last Sunday. It was a sad flight home and I already feel pasty pale. The glow (sweat) look was really growing on me. Make sure you look at our pictures on Facebook if you already haven't. My favorite thing was the Bahama mama in a pineapple.

So many exciting things going on in my life. I am asking God to help me stay afloat and to help me succeed!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It's been a while since I have had a moment to blog and it may continue to be put on the back burner (I hope not as I love doing it). Just this past week I have taken on two new, huge challeneges.
1. I have enrolled at BCTC to starting work on my pre-reqs to pharmacy school.
2. I am becoming an Advisor for Lia Sophia.

Yes, I may be crazy for trying to do too much at once but these are both things that have been on my heart for a while and I have decided to get off my lazy butt and get moving.

I absolutely love Lia Sophia jewelry. I meet a girl at a Lia Sophia convention out in Scottsdale, AZ last year and have been interested in the brand ever since. Last week my friend had a party and I was so excited to see the jewelry in person. It was all georgeous. I'm kind of nervous about getting people to have parties. The jewelry almost sells it's self, but I am not as good as I used to be at conveincing people to do things. I have four shows lined up right now and hopefully God will provide and I will get two bookings at each of those shows. I really need to make some extra money to help pay for school to keep from taking out more student loans and to help us get out of left over college debt. Our goal would be to be out of debt before the end of the year. We have done really well so far....anyhow if you want to have a party or know of someone who does, let me know! I can tell them how to get all kinds of great jewelry cheap. I already have my wish list for my first show. My first piece should show up this week while I am on vacation.

Now...BCTC. I am taking Algebra 109. What the heck did I do when I was in college? obviously didn't take any useful math classes. I was so good at math in high school. I should have been smarter about my choices and less worried about being social. I'm really nervous! I hope I do well as this is going to be the start to something new and exciting!

Off to finish packing for Florida! Nite Nite.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

All about the Hair!

Ever since I was a little girl I have HATED my hair. It's course, wavy, frizzy, and unruly! I know many of you do not believe any of what I just said because my hair comes off stick straight, shiny, and smooth. Well guess what! Without product it would be a big poofy hot mess. These (along with a good hair cut and the infamous straightening iron) are things that I love for my hair:

Straight Sexy Hair Smooth and Seal:
This product can be used on wet or dry hair (I just tried the wet hair and it works even better than before). Spray it all over before you blow dry and it locks out humidty and keeps you hair shiney. You can spray again once you have straightened your hair for finishing.

BedHead: SuperStar Sulfate Free Shampoo/Conditioner
This stuff smells AMAZING! The shampoo is strawberries and the conditioner is mint. It leaves my hair feeling clean and free of build up.

Sedu Straightener:
Amazing as well, much better than a CHI. My CHI always lost heat over time. This flat iron stays the same temperature and has a dial to set it to the right temperature for your hair.

I just got a few new products from Ulta today: BedHead's "SuperStar Queen for a Day" root lifter and S factor's "Silky Smooth Moisture Serum." I need something to keep the humidity out on those super humid rainy days or when I am in Florida. I am hoping Silky Smooth is going to do the trick. The Straight Sexy Smooth and Seal works great for KY weather but not sure it's going to hold up for the Sunshine/Humidity State (plus I can't carry it on the plane since it's over 3.3 ounces). I'll keep you posted on how they work. What are some of you favorite products?

UPDATE: So I LOVE every single one of the products above. The "SuperStar Queen for a Day" has to be used lightly, less is definately more with this product, but it is a great root lifter. I also added Bed Head's Foxy Curls Contour cream to take to the beach...we will see how well it works on this messy mop!

UPDATE 6-30-09: I am not crazy about the Foxy Curls contour cream...I did invest in another smoothing serum, by Bedhead (my new favorite hair brand!). Dumb Blonde Smoothing Serum, which comes in a cute little container and smells AMAZING! The Foxy Curls smells good too, like smarties. YUM!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I ♥ Chicago

Last week I had two dinner programs in Chicago. The weather turned out to be absolutely georgeous. I had prepared for the cold because everytime I have been to chicago it has been brutely cold. I spent two days walking around the streets of chicago in the sunshine, shopping and just enjoying the city life. I am headed back again this week for another work event Thursday and Friday. My two best girl friends are coming up to join me Saturday and Sunday for some more shopping, Legally Blonde on Broadway, and some sight seeing. I can not wait! Here are some pics of last week and excitement for things to come this week.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hippie Chic

Okay let me first start off by saying that clear straps for bra's should no longer be made! I am not sure why people think clear straps a. look good and b. are really clear. They look horrible! Please if you own clear straps, throw them in the trash and promoise you will never buy them again! Invest in a nice strapless bra that fits well and you will not need clear straps.

Now onto the good stuff! I am in LOVE with cute sundresses. The best ones are those that are slightly hippie or boho chic. They were all over the Dave concert last night. Every girl needs to purchase at least one to add to her wardrobe. I'll probably be buying one for everyday.

I am also crazy about strappy flat sandals. Very comfortable, practical, and cute! Grab a couple of pairs for your summer wardrobe.

Dave Matthews Band

We are finally back from Nashville. The DMB concert was last night (Saturday) and we thought we got super lucky when we located a Hampton Inn closer to Vandy....I'll come back to why we were not so lucky in a minute. Jesse and I had such a great relaxing weekend. We went down Thursday, stopped in at one of Jesse's clients and then headed to the hotel for dinner and vegging out. Friday we spent some time shopping at the outlets, running around downtown, and eating at Rotiers (a little hole in the wall hamburger joint). We were suppose to change hotels on Saturday and we really wanted to be down by Vandy since that's where the concert was. I looked at Hampton and luckily there was one Hampton Inn open! It was fate. I cancelled the Fairfield Inn that was out by Opryland and booked the Hampton. Saturday morning we headed to Opry Mills, checked out the mall (I found a really cute polka dot skirt at the Loft that I had wanted but couldn't find my size in Lexington...go ME!) and then we headed downtown Nashville for the Hampton. Now, I have stayed at my fair share of Hamptons, as has Jesse (Mr. Gold status). This poor Hampton looked like the Motel 6 for 34.95 a night. I used my HHonors points, so I wasn't too concerned and it was only for one night so we could deal with the "run-down" ghetto Hampton. We went to dinner at this amazing little Italian place across the street (the brewery we wanted to eat at was an hour wait) and then headed down to the concert. We knew where the concert was driving but didn't really know how to get to the Stadium on foot, so we just followed the crowd. We made it as Jason Mraz was opening (who we also passed on Vandy's campus earlier that day). Snore...sorry that was me being put to sleep by his music. After much patient waiting Dave finally came on! We had tickets pretty much as far back and up as you could go, but the seats were not bad. We didn't have anyone in front of us so we could stretch out our legs, it was great. I ran into a girl I used to work with at AE, she was about 4 seats down from me (we had ran into each other at Opry mills in the Banana Outlet dressing room earlier that day). The concert was great! This morning we got up, started getting ready and the caous hit! While Jesse was in the shower, a room around us flushed their toliet...and their flushed nastiness came up in the shower. Luckily he was done and getting ready to get out, so he hopped out and shared the gift from our neighbors with me! YUCK! I called the front desk and they quickly sent someone to our room to fix it "good as new". I was kind of shocked that the manager did not call us or check on us. It is pretty disguisting to have someone else's sewage come up while you are showering. We finished getting ready and headed to check out. If you know me, then you know that I spoke with the manager and he refunded my points so we stayed at the NASTY Hampton for free. We are finally home after a great long weekend. It's always good to be home. XOXO

Thursday, April 23, 2009


We made it to Nashville...finally! I have decided that I hate car riding now or maybe just car riding through Western Kentucky! It has been a long week; I got home Tuesday from Jacksonville from a very successful work trip. I unpacked, washed clothes, cleaned house, washed bedding, packed and we headed back out this morning! Our friend Emily is keeping Nikki and Maddy (Beau went to my Mom's as he hates all people, except family) so this should be exciting. Our dogs are not aware that they are dogs...My cousin stayed with them last time we were gone and she found them pretty silly. We are gone so much I don't want to overwhelm one person, so I am trying to build up a little team of people we trust to keep our precious children. We may have to hire a live in Nanny if we keep overlapping travel. Jesse left this hilarious list for our doggie sitter for this weekend. The information sheet holds all important information regarding how to work our complicated remote, what not to be alarmed about (for instance if Nikki puts her head under the couch, butt in the air and makes a chu-baca type noise...this is normal, she is just trying to locate her red ball). If I get a chance, I'll post it because I was laughing so hard, I was crying! Our dogs are high maintence (which may not be surprising to some).

Jesse and I have wanted to see DAVE (yes I know it's in capital letters...he's that awesome!) in concert since we meet almost 8 years ago. Until now, we haven't really been able to afford tickets, hotel rooms, travel, food, etc. Luckily I got a free night stay on my points (one benefit to being on the road all the time) and Jesse has clients he needs to make visits to, so we came down early so he didn't have to come to Nashville twice in one week. This is totally cheesy but when Jesse and I met the "Everyday" CD had just come out and we would both chat on AIM and listen to the CD, making sure to start on the same song at the same time. DAVE was the first thing we had in commmon. If it hadn't been for my LIL Beth, then I probably would not have been a DAVE fan and then Jesse and I wouldn't have fallen in love. Thank you LIL for playing DAVE over and over and over and over =) I cannot wait to see DAVE saturday night. What does one where to see DAVE? Guess this means shopping! There are two great outlets here. I hope to snag up another Ralph Lauren Button down! I love the one I bought a month or so back. I can't believe how much cheaper the long sleeved button down is compared to the polo AND the polos fit horribly! Outlet shopping is always great and makes me smile, almost as much as the thought of finally seeing DMB in concert! XOXO

Friday, April 10, 2009

Green, Green Grass

I am obsessed with Grass today...yes grass, like the kind that grows in your yard. Like I mentioned an an earlier blog, I want to grow grass in glass containers for centerpieces for my new dining room table (like the table I saw in Pottery Barn). I did a little google researching today and found that the grass I want to grow is Wheat Grass. Very interesting, I didn't really know there are types of grass...Who knew? I found a perfect container at Michaels today and pebbles were on sale for $.99 from $2.29. What a great deal! I need to get two more containers, but will wait till I can use another Michael's coupon. I have never and will never pay full price for anything at Michaels. Now I just need to hunt down Wheat Grass seeds...where do you find that?

My other grass obsession is in the form of cupcakes, chocolate ones to represent the dirt, iced in grass for easter, and topped with some Jelly Beans for eggs! Guess this means I am headed back to Michaels for a new tip to pipe out grass. I love decorating cupcakes. I wish I had more time to decorate and learn how to use new tips. I'll let you know how the "Easter Egg Hunt" Cup Cakes go!

Well I got one and a half down of the grassy things I wanted to make. I have been searching for the wheat grass and luckily enough I found it today at Whole foods!! Can't wait to get the rest of my pots and get the grass-a-growing! The grass cupcakes turned out awesome considering it was my first time using that tip. Everyone thought they were adorable and delicious. I'm sure I will be making more.