Tuesday, March 20, 2012

An update would be an understatement

Hey guys sorry I have MIA-- most of my free time has been spent sunning it up outside and taking in all this great weather! 

I hope y'all had a great St. Patty's day and are enjoying your first day of spring!

I don't want to bore you by recapping the past couple weeks as nothing too crazy has been going on! I did make it home this past weekend, which was awesome! There's just a sweet something about waking up at the beach with my family and puppies around!!!  This week will be another busy one but I will try my darnest to get back on the blogging wagon!

Hope y'all have a GREAT first day of SPRING!


Friday, March 2, 2012

4 Things . . .

Happpppppppaaay Friday!!!! This week I must admit went by pretttttty fast and I am definitely not complaining! Lots going on around these parts :)  Now for the 4 things I'm loving this week...

1. Spotted weiners! They are simply the best! Just looking at them makes my little heart ache to have one!! Look at this little cutie-patootiieeee!

2. PINTREST-- can't get enough! I seriously think I could pin all day long! My new favorite are the workouts they list-- I tried one the other night and BOY oh MY! It was crrrrazzzaaay goood!!!

3. My ALL- DAY sunnnnies! Thanks D!! You definitely can't miss them as they are bright yellow! The color itself instantly brings a smile to my face!!

4.  SALADS-- definitely taking a break from them for a while after today!! I have had them once sometimes twice a day this week!! As most of you know I do not like to let food go bad and/or throw things out, soooo needless to say I ate A LOT OF SALAD!!!

Hope y'all had a great week!!! What are y'all loving this week!!!????


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lil' Friday

.. or as most call it, Thursday! :) Im not sure where you guys are reading from, but here in DC the weather is GORGEOUS, downright GORGEOUS I tell you! What better way to celebrate this day than with a fresh brewed cup of joe and oatmeal.... in your cube-- whomp whomp! Im hoping today flies by so I can get out and soak it all in!!!

I'll leave you with this cute little quote for the day and hope that you have a window you can look out of and dream about being outside...


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

HUMPday and catch-up!

Hey y'all sorry for the lack of posting lately.  Im not 100% sure what has kept me detained but feel like I have been pretty busy around these parts! I figured I would update y'all in one LONG WINDED post :), I would suggest taking a deep ole breath before diving in to this one, it's mostly rambling ha! If you don't make it to the bottom let's just say I don't blame you :)

This past weekend Bib and I traveled down to Richmond for the night to meet up with some of my favorite ladies! As I mentioned Friday, we had lots to catch-up on and celebrations to be had! We met up at this cute little restaurant in Carytown!! We may or may not have over stayed our welcome but hey we were having a great ole time! It was so fun!

The rest of the weekend consisted of lots of visiting, brunch with my dc loves at my new favorite spot, Market Tavern!, watching the boys ball it up on the courts, Chinese take-out yummm, BOARD GAMES (that's right FINALLY!) and The Oscars! Sheww that was a lot ha! Here are some of my fav gowns:

Just a GREAT little weekend if I must say so myself! Nothing like an update on a Wednesday!

The week has been go go go as well! I mean a Monday wouldn't be complete without The Bachelor! Have y'all been watching!?  Who is your fav?! Who do you think will win! I have really big bets on Lindsey!

Yesterday, Ry and I ROCKED THE RED! We went to the Caps v. Islanders game!! It was soooo fun!!! We were down pretty much ALL of the game, BUT... within the last 30 seconds tied for OT! CRAZYYYY! And.. WE WON!!! Such a great game!!!

Sheww now you can breathe! I'm done atleast for now :) haha! What have y'all been up to? 

Hope y'all are having a great week!


Friday, February 24, 2012

4 Things . . .

FRIDAY!! Sheesh what took you so long this week?!?! Let's not let it happen again!

4 Things . . .

1. RICHMOND tonight!! Tonight I'm heading down to Richmond for lots of festivities! We have quite a bit of celebrating to do :) First, Lauren's BDAY!! She is the first one this year to turn the big 2-6 ahhhh! Can't wait to ring in another year! Secondly, the big engagement! Can't wait to see that ROCK! Lastly, the fact that we haven't all been together in a month or so :) SOOO EXCITED!

2. BAILEY!! Jenna and Brandon got a puppy this week and OH MY GOSH, she seriously melts my heart! She is down right precious!

3. THIS WEATHER!  Holy pete it feels like spring and I love it!

4. The New Girl! I have finally caught up and my oh my she is a hoot!  I find myself laughing out loud right by my little self! LOVE IT!

Happy Friday folks! Hope y'all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Margarita Day!

So the story has it, The Margarita was created in October 1941, at Hussong's Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico by Mister Don Carlos Orozco. Margarita Henkel, daughter to a German ambassador, was the first of many to taste the new cocktail on a sunny afternoon. In honor of Margarita being the first to try his concoction, he named the cocktail after her.

For the original cocktail one should use:
1 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz triple sec
2 oz tequila
Kosher salt

Tip one up in celebration :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

4 Things . . .

Happy Friday to ya! So glad it's here! 4 things I'm loving this week are:

1. One of my best frieeeaaannnddds received the BIG question (and BIG ROCK!) this week!  I could not be more excited and happy for them!! CONGRATS KELS AND DAVE!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU BOTH!


2. Baby back, baby back RIBSS!!! Ry and I treated ourselves to these bad boys for Valentines dinner! They were slap yo-mama good!

3. Homemade granola! Monday evening I did a little experimenting in the kitchen and much to my surprise it turned out GREAT! I combined a couple of recipes and woowee found the perfect match! Dark chocolate and almond is what I've been munching on all week! It's a great hearty snack that actually fills you up and tastes greeat!

4. 90's country! I just can't get enough! Reba, George Straight, Shanaya, Garth, Billy Ray, and Vince just to name a few can sing me all the way through my little week! WHOOP WHOOP!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

You're It!

My friend Jess tagged me in her latest post and asked me to answer some questions, so here you have it folks. I've mentioned her a time or two on my blog, you can check her out at justrainbowsandbutterflys!

1. What is your profession?
I work for a company that is contracted by non-profits to help raise the money honey for their organization! I wear many hats but my fav is planning of the events :)

2. How would you describe your style?
Ha- this is a good question, it really depends on the time of day and day of the week.  By nature I am a casual dresser.  I LOVE a good pair of jeans, obsess over flippy flops in the summer and snuggle down in a great pair of boots in the winter. I don't typically buy patterns rather stick with the solids more times than most. And what kind of southerner would I be if I didn't rock my cowboy boots every once in a while!

3. What is one make-up product you can't live without?
Im not huge on make-up.  If I thought people wouldn't run the other way I would opt to never wear it.  But if I had to choose I guess I would say, mascara.   My fav is Mary Kay's!!

4. If you could be best friends with one celebrity, who would it be?
This is a toss up! I LOVEEEE both Miranda Lambert and Reese Witherspoon! I think we would get along great! It could happen, right?!

5. What is your dream vacation?
BORA BORA babbbyyyy!!!!

6. What magazines do you subscribe to?
To start this one off, it may be a little weird but I'm not too fond of paper! I do pretty much anything and everything to avoid it! One of which is not subscribing to magazines, however that does not mean that I don't enjoy browsing online! I am a HUGE fan of Southern Living and Cosmo!

7. If you could have a special talent {that you don't currently have}, what would it be?
Hmmm...  I wish that I could slow down time and at times speed it up!  Sometimes it just seems to fly by! I mean think about it, Sunday afternoons when the thought hits you that in less than 24 hours you'll be back at work wooof!  I'd slow down time and would feel instantly relaxed :)

8. What is your favorite breakfast food?
This depends on my mood but for a couple weeks now I have been OBSESSED, straight OBSESSED with WAFFFLESSSSSSS!  I just ooooh and ahhh over them lately!

9. If you could do anything, what is your dream job?
My dream job would be to help people, no matter the specifics of the job!  To know that what I was doing was directly impacting someone else's life would be a REWARDING and GREAT feeling! 

10. What is your guilty pleasure?
POTATO CHIPS!! No matter the time of the day! I could eat them for breakfast lunch or dinner! It doesn't matter what kind either: plain, salt and vinegar, cheese, jalapeno!!! I'm telling you the list is ENDLESS!! I just love those little things!

11. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received, and who gave it to you?
 Above all else, love yourself!  My family instilled in me at a young age that before you can love anyone else you first have to love yourself and be content with who you are!  Great advice!

Ok here are the bloggers I am tagging:
- Amanda, @ DezzieDoes
- Megan @ FriedGreenPickles

- JennieAnn @ TexasGirlinPearls

The rules are:
- You must post the rules
- Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted 
- Tag 3 people and link them in your post
- Let them know you've tagged them

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The day for LOVAS!

Happy Valentine's Day folks!

I must admit I'm not the biggest fan of this holiday but I do love the little nick knacks that come along with it! Here are a couple of my favorite valentine items:

Sweet candy hearts-- these little guys do not offer much flavor but they are fun to pick through to find cute sayings. 

LOVE LOVE LOVE valentine's day cards! I don't know about y'all but I used to love putting these cards in my friends brown bags that were taped to the chalkboard!!!!

Valentine's decor! In college we would go ALL OUT! There was a red/pink glow that came from our apartment! It was a valentine's dream! :)  Miss those days!

Valentine's day would not be complete without CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES!  They just scream valentine's day for me! Perhaps accompanied with some bubbly! :) 

**What do y'all love about Valentine's Day, other than spending it with your love bug!??  Hope y'all have a great day!  Make sure to tell your loved ones just how much they are loved! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Oh Monday

Well folks it appears that another weekend has passed by yet again!  It is so surprising to me how fast they come and go! So sad!  Anywho, I treated myself to a nice little relaxing, get things done kind of weekend! I enjoyed some great Lifetime movies, an empty laundry bin (can't remember the last time that happened), great meals, the discovery of cotton candy ice cream!!! I know, I know unheard of in these parts but its a true fact!  Larry's Homemade Ice Cream in Clarendon has the key to my heart! I capped the weekend off with some of my favorites ladies and wait for it, The Vow! 

** I won't give any details away, but I will say I was a little disappointed at the ending. The movie as a whole I would give a 6.5/7.  Definitely thought I would walk out with teary eyes but much to my dismay they were fairly dry. Have any of you seen it?  What did y'all think of it!?

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

4 Things . . .

Happy Friday folks! Even though this has been a short week for me it sure has seemed to drag, I guess vaca has that effect on people! This week I'm loving...

MEXICAN NIGHT at the B-house!  Ry and I had quite the meal last night for supper! I treated myself to some fa-potle (for those of you first timmers this is CHIPOTLE made at home) now I must admit it doesn't have the same effect as the real deal but hey, I'll give myself an A for effort!  Ry on the other hand, had a mountain of quesadillas made from my handy dandy quesadilla maker (top-notch invention if you ask me)

This doubled in size

The Hunger Games! I know, I'm a little late joining this wagon, but nonetheless I am hooked!!

Interval work-outs! So when people tell you that you will consume copious amounts of food on a cruise they are 100% right! It was a constant food feast! Believe you me, I am in no way complaining because it was AWESOME! But let's be honest you can only do that every so often and once you do its back to the gym!  Ry and I read in the latest Men's Health that interval training is the best way to gain stamina in working out.  I tested it out last night and BOY oh BOY it is quite the work-out! Interval training includes high peaks of really tough work (I decided to sprint) followed by a low peak, now let's not get ahead of ourselves and think we're just kicking it.  You are only at a low peak for a minute to a minute in a half.  It's great but I must warn you, you will be SORE the next day!  Stretch it out after! 
**Side note is to make sure you warm up your muscles before beginning and also to alternate days of interval training. 

Lastly, CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM!!  I'm typically not a fan of peanut butter mixed in my precious ice-cream, I'm more of a plain ice cream with some nuts and/or chocolate chips kind of gal, but this week for some reason I can't get enough!  I'm loving the skinny cow version! You don't feel as guilty eating it :)

What are y'all loving this week?? Anyone have fun weekend plans??! Mine will consist of laundry and catching up from being gone, not going to lie, I'm pretty excited for it! 


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Back to the real world

Well friends we made it back safely from our vacation and a WONDERFUL, GREAT, OUT OF THIS WORLD vacation at that! I could not imagine a better time! We packed in every day with the most amount of fun one could have! From scooters, dance parties, bahamma mama's, water slides, BUFFETS, to mexican beaches, guacamole (hahahaha!!) and lots of bday celebrations it was sure one to remember!! Here are a couple of shots from the trip :)

 Mom's sooooo excited!!!

 First drinks of the trip!!!

 Dad couldn't see the menu so this nice lady lent him her glasses!

 So sweet!

 D and Big!

 Let the scooter games begin . . .

 The only pic I have of all 6 of us! Love you guys!

 The BEST key lime pie in KEY WEST!

 We went to the southermost pt. in the States! 90 miles from CUBA!  
**For some reason this pic flipped-- grr!

 Cooool runnings!  hahaha!!!!

 Banana cat!

 Happpy Bday MOM!!!!!! KISSY KISSY!

"bean-bag toss" winners :) Where's Carr?

Hey dad, how are the nachos?!

Mom and Ari salsa dancing!

Last night at dinner :)

Ahhhh, this makes me want to go back!! We had a BLAST!!! Love my little family! Who's in for next year?!?!