Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE scarves!!! I like thick winter ones, bright ones, patterned ones, polka dot ones, and especially spring scarves! I think they just add that extra little POP to an outfit and make you look polished and put together in a very "she doesn't even know how effortlessly cool she looks" kind of way. I have a couple of favorites - my mom gave me a LOOOOONG 100% cashmere purple scarf from Banana Republic years ago - still one of my most favorite "luxury" items in my closet, a grey and black one with precious fluer de lis on it from my sister Jae, and my newest addition - a punchy yellow one to add a little fun to all the black I wear!
Look how effortlessly chic these ladies above look! Don't they look great? Oh, and a scarf and sunglasses looks AMAZING together, especially on those days where your hair isn't cooperating and you feel a ponytail coming on! I LOVE the brights with the black!
So....I am beyond excited to have my first giveaway!!! Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite scarf, or what fun color you'd like to try, and you might just win your very own, and very effortlessly chic, punchy scarf!!!! I'll announce the winner next Sunday!
****I forgot to mention that I will choose the winner through random.org's true random number generator - in case you were wondering!;-) The contest will end Sunday, May 2nd at 5:00pm, so hurry and enter!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Oh, and this is funny after my post about my trainer, but I want ya'll to know I'm "REAL" too: if you haven't tried the banans foster with coconut ice cream for dessert at PF Chang's - the next time you are there...it is a MUST - SERIOUSLY...probably the BEST dessert I've EVER put in my mouth!!!!
Mom, I hope you had a spectacular birthday! You are as fabulous as ever! LOVE YOU TONS! LUV LUV!!!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Have you guys ever recycled anything to make something new that you enjoy? Let me know about it - I'd love to try other ideas!!!
I've really been LOVING Spring this year. We've spent a lot of time outside lately, our new house has a ton of landscaping that was thankfully, already here when we got here, and EVERYTHING has been blooming - we have trumpet plants, roses, pink flowered bushes, irises, Bradford Pear trees, etc. It's been gorgeous!
But...my favorite nights are those where we sit out on our patio, eat dinner, and talk! It doesn't hurt to have the most handsome POOL BOY ever too:)!!!
- I feel more confident about myself (at least I'm WORKING on my body, not just sitting around complaining that I could be this...or that, or used to be this...or that).
- I'm eating better since there's NO WAY I'm gonna spoil all my hard work, and I do mean HARD, by eating a bunch of junk.
- It's weird but like I said, I have noticed that I think clearer, I get more done during the day and stay on track - this could be because of the eating better too.
- It's kind of been an awakening into getting back to what is good for me in my life - a little less tv, a little more outdoors, and reading, organizing, etc.
- My energy level (besides right at 4pm) is MAGNIFICIENT!
- I'm encouraged by how I'm SLOWLY seeing my body start to change and "remember" (that's muscle memory) how it's supposed to look:)
- And...best of all, since I'm doing it at 5:45 in the am, I am DONE for the day by 7:00 - that's the best feeling ever!!!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
I am excited but also scared about the waking up part. I plan to be totally ready the night before so I won't have to think too much, and will be able to get up, put my workout clothes on, and get there! Getting there is half the battle you know!!!!
So...do you guys have any suggestions on where I can find cheap workout clothes - I DO NOT like to spend money in this area, and I WILL NOT pay $25.00 for a workout shirt or shorts! Call me cheap, or thrifty...whatever, I'd much rather wait and spend the money on my new clothes I will hopefully have to buy when its all said and done:) Anyway...wish me luck!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I went to a fabulous party at my church this weekend! It was called Bunco and Bonbons and I'm kicking myself that I didn't get any pics of the decor. Anyway, imagine pink, black, and white decor. There were huge dice made out of cardboard boxes wrapped with pink, black, and white paper, with dice dots painted on, pink paper good, Bunco score cards, table mats for rolling the dice on, etc! On the serving tables were chocolate fountains with all the fixings - angel food cake, marshmallows, strawberries, pretzels, etc. and TONS of other desserts - each lady was asked to bring a dessert. There were over 175 ladies there so you can imagine the choices of sweets. YUMOLA!!!
Here's Me, Jae (my sis), and my Mom
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Curtis and I - I love my handsome husband!
Saturday we attended our awesome church and an awesome service, complete with that song "I Will Rise" I talked about, a sermon on how if this was your last day, do you know where you would spend eternity?, and more INCREDIBLE music!!! While we were in service the kids enjoyed lessons on the resurrection with puppet skits, etc. and an Easter Egg Hunt. Since we went to our church Sat. we were able to visit the church we grew up in and surprised my mom and dad by going to their church, our "home church". After church on Sunday we went over to Mom and Dad's for lunch:
They had their first day in the pool last Saturday! The pool in our backyard! We made a big deal out of it being "their very own pool"! They were giddy - and had not a care in the world that it was FREEZING!!! Can't wait to spend many more days here:) I had to get it on camera, so I can one day compare this pic with those of them as preteens, teenagers, etc.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
May you be filled with Christ's amazing love this weekend! And may you realize all he did for you long ago on this very day to make a way for you to live life everlasting!
We will be going to church tonight, then to my mom and dad's tomorrow for Easter lunch. I am excited to reflect on all Christ did for me and enjoy being with my family! Our church praise team is singing the song I WILL RISE by Chris Tomlin - click on it on the right on my playlist and TURN IT UP, it'll make you cry!
*** but more importantly than all this, I'm so LOVING the fact that she's also been learning a ton this week about how Jesus died on the cross, was put in a tomb (with a BIG stone), then the angel said, "Jesus is Alive", and now He's in heaven! - her words, along with lots of questions about how he died on that cross, got into that tomb, how the rock got rolled away, and how he went up to heaven - and how she can get there:) I have LOVED having these conversations with her!
On Wednesday I registered my sweet baby girl for Kindergarten. I can't even describe to you all the emotions that surround me as I think about this. But, when we walked into that school, I was excited!!! Everyone was so sweet and I can't wait to go buy school supplies, smell a new box of crayons, etc. Until then, I'm gonna soak up each day that she is still my baby, well, she'll ALWAYS be my baby, but you moms out there know what I mean! She's getting so big!