Monday, December 16, 2013

christmas mug swap

I promise to post a Vegas recap soon. 
I brought back a fun souvenir from Vegas ... 
the flu! 
So, I am playing catch up this week. 

A few weeks ago, 
I signed up for a fun Christmas Mug Swap 
with the lovely G.I. Joe's Wife
I mean, who doesn't love a good coffee cup?! 
You can never have too many in my opinion. 

I was partnered up with Jo. 
{Her blog was not linked to her profile, I would love to share if I could} 
And she sent me the cutest mug. 

I have used it constantly since receiving it! 
Thanks so much Jo! 
And thanks Sarah for hosting such a great swap! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

vegas, baby!

Okay, friends 
I need your help. 
I will be going to Vegas for a work conference next week. 
I will be in sessions from about 8-4 everyday, 
but I have the evenings free. 
I have never been to Vegas. 
So, I need your tips and suggestions. 

The conference will be held 
and I will be staying 
at Mandalay Bay. 

Where are the best places to eat? 
Things I must do? 
Any free/cheap suggestions? 
Thanks a bunch!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

the dark world

Can I just say ... 
I love Marvel movies?!

D and I went to the movies last night and saw 
Thor: The Dark World. 
In short, it was simply amazing! 

I liked this one much more 
than the first Thor movie; 
and I really like the first one. 
But in this one, 
we did not have to wade through 
all of the set up and world-building stuff. 

I also loved the stuff between Thor and Loki. 
Can Tom Hiddleston be in all the movies? 
Pretty please! 
And Darcy is still my favorite bit of comic relief. 
Oh yeah, let's not forget ... 
Christopher Eccleston. 
Perfect casting as the Dark Elf.   

Have you seen the movie yet? 
If so, what was your favorite part? 

Monday, November 11, 2013

weekend recap

Last Week: 
Before we get to the weekend, 
let's recap last week. 
One of the fun things about working at a university 
is all of the fun events I get to participate in. 
This past Saturday was the 
Homecoming game. 
So, of course, the week before Homecoming is Spirit Week. 
Our office participates every year by 
having different dress up days. 
Top Left: Magical (Disney) Monday; Top Right: Twin Tuesday; Center: Superhero Wednesday; Bottom Left: Throwback Thursday; Bottom Right: True Blue Friday
Now on to the weekend!
D ran sound for a gig Friday night. 
The opener was a solo act. 
The main band was a mix between rock and rap. 
Not really my cup of tea, 
but the musicianship was amazing. 

D's soundboard 
D and I went hunting with his family. 
We actually slept in a little Saturday morning, 
because we got home rather late Friday night. 
So, we missed most of the hunting 
but did get a little bit in. 
No one got a deer Saturday. 
We saw a couple but they were out of our range. 

Then, that afternoon, we sat around a fire. 
It was so relaxing. 
Nothing can really beat sitting around a fire 
with absolutely nothing to do but enjoy it! 

I hope y'all had a great weekend! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

weekend shenanigans

The past two weekends have been fairly busy. 
Fun, but busy! 

The fair was in town a couple of weeks ago. 
D and I went on Friday night. 
Of course, we had a funnel cake 
and we rode the ferris wheel. 
The fair also had a really cool area that 
had a blacksmith, an old-time general store, 
and some antique farm equipment. 

Like I have said before, 
the fair means the arrival of fall. 
Living in South Georgia 
the weather can be a bit unpredictable, 
so, it cannot be counted on to 
determine the seasons. ;)

The next night 
D and I, along with his family, 
went to a nearby haunted attraction... 
Haunted Montrose. 
It was a ton of fun! 

The gang
The gang trying to take a selfie! 
Last Friday, 
my office had it's annual fall festival. 
We had games and candy galore. 
It was so much fun! 
My favorite game was the glow stick bowling. 
It looked super cool. 
A small sampling of the candy. 
Glow Stick Bowling
Last Saturday, 
D and I went to Savannah. 
Savannah finally has a Chipotle!!!!! 
I cannot express how excited I am about this fact. 
I no longer have to drive 3+ hours to get my Chipotle fix. 
Granted, D may not be as happy about this development. 
I highly doubt he wants to eat at the same restaurant every time we go to Savannah. 

Chipotle is right beside a Bruster's (not yet open) ... 
ice cream is probably my second favorite food, 
right behind Chipotle. 
This is food heaven for me. 
There is also a Whole Foods in the same shopping center. 
So, we browsed around the store some. 
They had Biscoff ice cream 
and it was divine! 
D totally racked up the brownie points Saturday night! 

Biscoff ice cream ... Amazing!
After dinner and dessert, 
we drove down to River Street and 
walked around. 
Then we stopped in a restaurant to watch 
the second half of the FSU/Miami game. 
In which, the Noles dominated! 
It was pretty much a perfect night! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

mani monday

A few weeks ago, 
I purchased OPI's new 
San Francisco Collection. 
And, so far, I have not been disappointed 
by any of the colors. 
I am still loving the Liquid Sand! 
Here are a few of my most recent manicures using the new collection. 

Alcatraz...Rocks, Haven't the Foggiest,
& Purple with a Purpose(not part of the SanFran collection)

Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!, Keeping Suzi at Bay,
& Haven't the Foggiest
It's All San Andreas's Fault
This has become my new favorite neutral!
It is a really pretty taupe ...
and not as brown as it appears in this pic. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

the one where the bestie turns 30

Today is my best friends 30th birthday! 
To celebrate this milestone birthday, 
I threw her a backyard birthday bash this past Saturday. 
The theme was blue & green chevron. 

The bestie's favorite dessert is red velvet. 
The star of the party was the dessert table. 
It, of course, had a red velvet theme. 
I baked a red velvet cheesecake cake, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese filling, red velvet brownies with white chocolate buttercream, red velvet cake donuts, and red velvet white chocolate chip cookies. 

It ended up being a fabulous party! 
Great food, great music, and, most importantly, great friends! 

Get ready for a picture overload. 
Unfortunately, in all the madness Saturday, I forgot to charge my camera. 
So, all of the pics are from cell phones and the quality is not that great. 

Invitations by Little Law Prints
Kristen was so great to work with!
If you are planning a party, you definitely need to check out her site. 

The Setup

The Dessert Table
Love this table! 

Birthday Cake

Yes, that is 30 candles. 

Red Velvet Donuts

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Top & bottom: Red Velvet Brownies
Center: Red Velvet Cookies 

The Food 

Please pardon the fly...
it is South Georgia

The Drinks

The Entertainment