Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dear Pinterest,

Has anyone else noticed that you have had a lot of strangers on your "following" page? In the last few days my main page has been polluted with people with weird names and even worse..... pins that I have no interest in! (i.e. hairy leg socks or pirate kitty pillow)  

I click on "unfollow all" over and over again, but these suckers are resilient! Every time I log in.... they're back and with a vengeance (we've built our way up to the hairy leg socks) 

All in all..... Dear Pinterest, please change. I would hate to have to break up over this.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

say hello to my new friend!

My sister recently upgraded her Canon which meant I got her hand me down! I was so excited to get it in the mail and I spent a little of the weekend playing trying to learn how to use it. Here are a few that turned out like they were supposed to!

Tired baby after a play date with his friend, Hollis

Pretty Flower

Delicious cake I made on Saturday!         

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and we all took a moment to thank those who fight for our freedom each and everyday.

Friday, May 25, 2012

First Photo Shoot

Last night we ventured "into" our house for the first time. Here are pictures from the inside!
Inside our new master suite!
view of the front door and garage

Living Room


one more for good measure

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

and the winner goes to.....

 I have to admit I was not as diligent with American Idol this year I think they have added a lot of "fluff" and you'll never catch me watching it live... way too many commercials.

However, this man. Sealed the deal with this song. I am even more of a fan. 

And then his last song. Holy right up my alley.

I have to hand it to my dad on this one. He called it... from his audition my dad said he was "going all the way" Well deserved Phil and well played Dad the new Simon Cowell.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Loot

I headed to the jewelry show this weekend with one of my best friends and her family. We shopped till we dropped and then headed to Bourbon Street to drink away the buyers remorse celebrate. There were so many vendors there but just like any shopping trip you have to pick through the less desirable things in order to find the true treasures. 

 A picture of the loot.... the green and pink item on the left is a swimsuit cover up. SO excited to sport that on the beaches of Belize!!

after I laid everything out I realized that I have a small obsession right now  turquoise and coral. Every piece of jewelry was gold, turquoise, coral or both.

None of the pictures on Bourbon Street seemed appropriate to share but we capped off the night with dinner at Desire.  It was absolutely delicious and just what we all needed.

Changing subjects completely, I have to take a moment to wish my very dear friend, Aliece and her husband, a Happy Anniversary! I cant believe its already been a year since all of the parties and preparations. 

Cheers to many more years.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Hump Day!

Happy Wednesday! I am just now feeling 100% from the weekend it seems. Saturday we decided to boil crawfish and with crawfish comes a party. an all day party. But it was blast and the headache the next day was well worth it.

The house we were at had the new Bud Light Lime -A- Rita. Official review: awful. Not a margarita. cough syrup. save your liver.

In other news.... more progress was made on the house! The frames are up and the foundation is ready to be poured! We have made just about all of the final selections too... the only thing left is the paint colors (which has been the hardest part yet)

This little man turned 6 months old over the weekend.... when and how on earth did this happen. Just yesterday it seems he was making his debut! That smile just kills me. 

Happy Wednesday- halfway to the weekend. We can do this folks. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

my mom, my friend

Thank you for being my support system through all of these years 

Thank you for teaching me to always be fearless and to never give up

Thank you for teaching me how to be a lady, regardless of what society wants me to be. 

Thank you for teaching me to always be grateful and to treasure every day.

Thank you for teaching me to always be prepared. (I am still working on the on time thing)  
 Thank you for your sense of humor and thank you for passing it to your children.... you gave me 3 close friends out of the deal.


Most of all, thank you for being my best friend. I couldn't ask for a better lady to be my mom!

Happy Mothers Day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Living Room Inspiration

I plan to decorate the rooms bit by bit when it comes time to move in but my first plan off attack is the living room. 

My family is extremely close and we have been known to cram all 6 + 3 "marry-ins" + 2 babies into my parents living room. We just sit for hours... talk, laugh, bicker and do it all over again the next day. I hope to have that same type of space in my house for my future little ones and for when Dan and I's families come in town.

I love perusing through Pinterest and for some inspiration and here are a few that I am swooning over. 

I love love love that couch, the molding and the fact that they painted the ceiling a different color. 

Modern Classic Family room contemporary family room
                    contemporary family room design by atlanta interior designer Valerie DeRoy Interiors, LLC

 I love the "statement" drapes.  

LaVista Park Renovation & Interiors traditional living room
Contemporary Beach Living Room traditional living room
                                  traditional living room design by charleston photographer Julia Ryan

 I love the idea of a neutral couch and few patterned chairs.  

I'm sure you are catching on the the theme.... soft neutral colors with a lot of seating. Hopefully I can fit all of these ideas into 1 room!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


A good friend of mine has invited me to tag along with her and her mom to market here in New Orleans. From what I understand, its shopping heaven. And the best part- everything is at wholesale prices. For all who know me- I am by far the cheapest thriftiest person you have ever met. This is like bringing a child to Chuck E Cheese.

My top priorities are to find things for the new abode and of course the wedding. I am sure I will pick up some new jewelry along the way.

Even better than the shopping, a girls "get a way" with dinner and delicious cocktails!
The boys will be competing in a crawfish boil-off so it couldn't have worked out on a better weekend!

Pray for my wallet May 19th- shes gonna need it.

Monday, May 7, 2012


So, I told myself I was not going to do this but here we are just about 20 weeks away from the big day and I am just not where I wanted to be in the bridal bootcamp area. Here's the thing.... 

January - diet going strong. Regular workouts, healthy eating habits. 
February- Mardi Gras came. so did King Cakes. and parades. and beer. and I fell off the wagon. and then the wagon ran me over. 
March- I took turns on and off the wagon. It seems like every pound I lost, I gained it right away. 
April- much like March but I would say for every pound I lost, I gained 2. patio weather came. dangerous time of year.
May- my latest battle with the bulge. Cinco De Mayo. I officially ate my body weight in chips and salsa. (who am I?)

I feel like I am starting over. I need that January, just got engaged, need to get in shape for my wedding, kind of mindset. When I think of everything I need to do- it stresses me out. So I am going to set mini goals each week. 

1.) Drink 64 oz of water
2.) Workout 5x over the next 7 days
3.) Incorporate a vegetable into every dinner.

Here goes nothing....  T-minus until the big day!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Confessionals

1. I have not worked out once this week. Haven't even walked the dog. And I dont even have an excuse.  


2. Dan and I went and grabbed a drive through daq on Monday. I got a large. Good news: I didn't drink it all. Bad news: it sat and my freezer and taunted me every night. Worst news: I drank it e.v.e.r.y night this week.

3. Humidity has officially landed.  Which means it is officially pool/beach season. I may or may not have worked from the pool a few days this week. 
(A few of us are planning a mini beach vacation in the next few months. Can.not.wait.)

4. I got my first Microdermabrasion this week. holy addiction. I have never done anything like that but my skin looks and feel absolutely amazing. They are pricey but if you know me, you know the woes I have had with my skin... it seems worth every penny.

Happy weekend :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Playing Fetch

hit ball

sprint to get ball

Try and eat ball