Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day

Wow I can't believe it's the end of October, Christmas will be here before we know it.  This month I signed up for Foodie Pen Pals over at The Lean Green Bean.  Basically how it works is that you sign up by the 5th of every month and you are assigned a Pen Pal.  I was so excited to receive my box from Vanessa over at midsouthmoma.  She sent me a box full of yummy goodness.  100% organic sunflower seeds; which i ate right away...  shhh don't judge.  Also, included was organic chocolate syrup, honey, mints, sport beans, pomegranate juice and funky monkey treats.  She also included Sweet Potato treats for our fur babies, Hank & Finn.  thanks Vanessa for the yummy goodies!!!!  You can also see what I sent to my pen pal over at CourtneyFos blog.

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lost in TX

So by no you probably know that we have moved ago TX.  My first time being away from the area I grew up;it took me 35 years, but we did it.  My first day driving to the Smoothie King, which I I thought I remembered how to get there but I got a little lost, just trying to get out of the apartment complex.  Needless to say, I am terrible with directions.  Living somewhere for 35 years you get use to the area and can get almost anywhere.  Now being in the state of Texas, hello this place is freakin huge not to mention a ton of more highways.  So I'm learning the ropes and getting around for now.  I have been using my handy dandy maps app on my phone to help.  I did make it all the way to downtown dallas from allen which is about 23 miles one-way.  Oh boy was that a scary first day to go to the office.  Bryce printed off directions and because of the traffic I had to leave at 6am.  i talked to him the whole way which made me feel much better.   I made it to work in 20 minutes that morning, I'll talk more in another post about traffic.  I got a little turned around trying to get out of the parking garage.  i would say it was a HUGE success for me in conquering a fear of being lost.  I've almost memorized my route to work, the street names not so much.  Lol.  I hope you enjoyed this post on my first day in dallas traffic and my fear of being lost.

Our 3 day journey to Texas

We made it!  Our 3 day journey across the country to our new temporary home; in an apartment.  We began our journey on a Friday night from Charlotte and stopped off in Atlanta at a LaQuinta.  The hotel was on the outer belt of the ATL.  It was a very nice hotel.  Modern in style and convenient to food and the highway.  We left the next morning to begin our second day of travel and as we traveled through the southern states (Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana) it actually went by pretty fast.  We had anticipated driving for 8 hours which turned into 10 because our first and second hotel choice was not the best in Louisiana, so we decided to drive to the Texas border and stopped at a LaQuinta in Murphy, TX.  Nice hotel; however our room smelled like fresh paint.  Our third day, was only 2.5 hours in the car.  By this time Finn was so aggravated with being in the car that he was pouting.  My sweet Hank, co pilot slept all 3 days in the car with me.  Quite the travel companion he was. We ended up arriving a few hours early so we headed to Target and grabbed a few essentials like, towels, sheets and snacks.  We also had to stop and buy a mattress.  We were lucky that the one we liked was available for delivery that afternoon.  We finally went to the apartment and signed the lease.  We took the dogs for a walk around and Bryce unpacked the car.  Our first night we ordered PeiWei for dinner which was at the end of the street.  I would say our first across the country move with two dogs and two cars was a success.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday, February 25, 2011

My ABC's

Okay, so I know I haven't posted in a while and I have been seeing this post floating around several other blogger pages.  Thought I would give it my best shot.  Happy Friday!!!!

Here it goes.  My ABC's!

A: Age: 34 (gosh I'm old)
B: Bed size: King.  Hubby and I love the King size.  With him being so tall (6'5)and all it is great.  Oh and can't forget about our fury child whom sleeps with us as well.
C. Chore you hate: Laundry.  Ok so, you thought I would say the toilet or mopping, right?  I know I will get some crap for this....BUT we finally found a maid that we trust and love.  Hit me up if you want her number
D. Dogs: Well if you don't know by now.  I am a HUGE Dog lover. 
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee!!!
F. Favorite color: When I was a young girl I would have said Lavender, but now I really don't have a favorite.
G. Gold or silver: I’m a Silver girl!!!
H: Height: 5′ 6
I: Instruments that you can play: The clarinet and piano. Ok, so I played these in grade school, does that still count?
J: Job title: Top Secret.
K: Kids: the big 0!!!
L: Live: Born and raised in Charlotte, NC and I'm still here. 
M: Mom’s name: Sorry don't want to share everything, so let's just call her Momma
N: Nicknames: Sweetpea (thanks Mom), Sunshine, Missy and Boo
O: Overnight hospital stays: none that I can recall.
P: Pet peeve: Slow drivers
Q: Quote from a movie:   "You had me at HELLO"
R: Righty or lefty: Righty
S: Siblings: None.  I'm an only child.
T:Time you wake up: Depends on the day.
U: Underwear:  really.  Ok, Any Vic Secrets!!!
V: Vegetables you dislike: Tomatoes
W: What makes you run late:  Deciding on what to wear.
X: X-rays: too many to list
Y: Yummy food you make: pasta sauce, zucchini lasagna, brownie pizza
Z: Zoo favorite animal: Elephants and Lions
What are your ABC's?
Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Wooohooo!!! It's FRIDAY!  I am so excited!  Can't tell you why yet, but soon and I'll post a few pictures!!

I did find a new really, really cool tool.  Polyvore.  It is so cool.

You can create unique outfits, pull in pieces from designers and websites.  Its really neat. Did I just say neat????  Ok dork!!  I have created a few out there this morning.

Now I don't think that I am a designer or even a creative person, but its fun and I think I will use it quite often.

Go out there and try it.

Friday, January 7, 2011

What I'm digging right now!

Or should I say drooling over....

City Flats - GAP

Gap City Flats - Oh how I would love a pair of these.  Too cute they even come with a bag so you can fold them and put them in your purse.  I should have purchased these when they had the 40% off sale.  :(  sad face......  I'm sure everyone out there has seen these...but I just had to list them here.


This is a cutie...huh girls!!  I saw this one this past weekend at the Coach store.  I luvvvvv it.  Its a pricey $298 bills.  I may be waiting a while on this one.

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Shell Trench Dress - White House Black Market
$148 at White House Black Market

This dress would be great to wear to the office.  I'm not a dress girl, but I would love to wear this with some cute heels.  I need to wait for a sale or a coupon in the mail. :)

Rowenta DR5020 Ultra Steam 800-Watt Handheld Steamer Brush

Rowenta - Amazon
$36 bucks on Amazon

Yes, I posted a picture of a handheld steamer.  I have the large one but its kinda awkward to use and I think this handheld one could help with small things and the big one for items such as drapery.

I'm sure there is a better way to list these on here, but I'm new and learning.  Please be patient with me.

TGIF!!!!  Have a great weekend!