Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday {Letters}


I love this link up party, so I thought I would do it a couple more times!! If you want to join in on the fun just click the link above!

Dear my little angel and devil dog....remind me that I will never praise you two again. Not only have you only been sleeping for one hour a night, you have become even more ridiculous than normal. Its my mission next week to walk your little booties off to get rid of that extra energy!

Dear Alyssa and Chase....thank you guys for being our friends and making us get out of our normal routine and actually do things! We had so much fun being river rats with y'all last night!

Dear Z, Boo, Babe, Hubby and everything else that I call excited about your surprise I have planned for you tomorrow!! And if you already know what it is just act surprised!

Dear Self....remember when you did the Tone It Up 5 Day Slim Down and felt amazing??? And then you back tracked all week due to laziness?? Yeah not the best idea we have had yet....better luck next week!

Dear Tone it up trainers and you guys and all of the helpful workout/nutrition tips. I have really not felt this good in a long time! And PS I just want to look like you guys!

Dear sorry for the one a week, weekend post! I promise to get better!

Dear Magic Mike....don't let me down tomorrow!

What are you weekend letters?? Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday!!!!



Monday, June 25, 2012

Where Did The {Weekend} Go?!

Friday night Z and I went to his co-workers wedding! It was such an amazing venue and the bride of course was georgous!!

They had Josh Weathers play! I think I have a new music crush....seriously I could have danced my booty off to him all night long!

He may not be the best looking thing but check out his Whitney Houston rendition here and you will see what I am talking about.

Saturday I had a wedding shower to attend for Jana....she is sitting in the middle! She was actually one of my bridesmaids, so it was fun to be at her wedding shower!

Saturday night we bribed Chase and Alyssa over with steaks and a good time. (Z and I have been being bad friends so we had to make it up to them!)

Me and my sweet little Ace!

Everyone having fun playing The Game of Things...the more inappropriate the funnier the game.

Don't let this sweet face fool you...he is the devil trapped in a little puppies body.

Louie is obviously Z's dog.....

Sunday after church I decided to get a bit artistic....everyone don't run up all at once wanting one of my amazing drawings.

I made poppers for our pool party and about died in the process. While cleaning and making these bad boys, the hotness was swimming in the air and got up my nose. Y'all I thought I was going to have to go to the doctor.

My left nostril was burning so bad from the oil from the jalapenos....moral of the time I will make these outside.

(**side note: that tray was given to us by my parents from World Market. It is the best thing ever invented for grilling! Obviously we use it a lot!)

This is all of us girls from our pool party! We were celebrating friendship, Shayna's engagement, Hiedi's new home purchase and Chelle's 25th!

Love these girls!

I hope you guys had a great weekend! I am officially sunburned because I forgot to put sunscreen on...shame on me!



Thursday, June 21, 2012

Random {Factoids}

Last Saturday when I was enjoying our pool all to myself I read the March issue of Cosmopolitan. Before you go judging me, it was part of a gift from Alyssa for my Birthday.

Since it's now June and I am just reading the March issue, you can see where it was on my priorities. Every month they feature a super famous celeb, March was Salena Gomez.

I kinda like Salena...I mean who doesn't love "love you like a love song" and I may or may not be a little jeals she gets to "hang" with the Biebs.

Any who, they always slip into their spread random little factoids you may not have known regarding the celeb....insert blog inspiration/summer is here/I have writers block

Things You Didn't Know About "E"

***Once, when I was elementary age I got my head slammed into a trunk of a car. This is a legit story, my mom told me to move because she was going to shut the trunk and I guess I didn't believe her. I moved back and then popped my head back in the trunk to see if any of my Christmas presents were in there just as she was shutting the trunk. Needless to say, she said a bad word and I ended up with a busted lip.

***Once when I was in the 2nd grade I stepped on a toothpick that had rolled off of my grandparents counter. It was from my after school snack....a bacon cheeseburger...yes I ate bacon cheeseburgers for snacks.

***In the 6th grade on my first day of vacation in Cancun with my family, I slipped and fell in an outside shower and busted my knee open. Not only could I not swim the whole summer, I got stitches from a "nurse" that barely spoke English.

***Also when I was little, on a Sunday morning getting ready for church my mom was curling my hair when the phone rang. She ran real quick to answer the phone and in that short time I thought it would be a good idea to curl my top lip. If it can curl your hair it can surely curl your lip right?!?! Not quit...I got the nickname hot lips for that move.

(anyone catching on a theme here that I was a very accident prone child?? Luckily I grew out of it)

***My Freshman year in college I gained 20+ pounds from Jack in the Box Double Bacon Cheeseburgers (yes they returned) and Mimosas. Then I got weight watchers.....

***I really want to be an Orange County Housewife...I used to want to be Alexis but now I want to be Heather...she is classier and has a WAAAYYY nicer house/life.

***I have always dreamed of owning my very own cute boutique...clothes, house ware and of course jewels! Alyssa and I are shooting for the age of 30!

***And lastly...I used to want 4 children. Have 2 of my own and adopt 2. Now that we have a yappy dog named Louie running havoc in our home...I am not sure I could handle one child.

Hope you enjoyed/got a kick out of just some random facts about me.....



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hot {Pink} Was The Color

Catchy title huh??!?!

I wore hot pink all day Saturday and Sunday so I felt it was very fitting!

Friday Z and I actually did something on Friday night!!!

We had dinner and frozen yogurt with some of Z's friends! It was so good to catch up with them!

Saturday after running errands and laying out (finally I got to lay out by our pool)

We went to see this guy.....

This is actually Jason Boland, not a man on fire. The lights with my iphone did not work out too well.

Notice I figured out how to do multiple pictures finally...thanks to Hannie! From Left to Right: Me and Z, Me and Hannie, and my mom, Hannah and I.

Z and I left too early to get our pics with Jason Boland but Hannah did! He is not that cute but he can sing for sure!

Sunday, after an amazing church service about godly men and fathers, we headed to The Woodshed in Fort Worth with my family!

(again notice the picture skills!)

Hannie, Kelly and I after eating for Father's Day!

Hope you all had a great weekend! It's officially not Monday anymore!!!



Sunday, June 17, 2012

{Happy} Father's Day

Kelly - Thank you for being such an amazing dad to Hannah and me. We are both such lucky girls! Thank you for loving my mother unconditionally and showing me what to look for in a husband!

I am so grateful that you were the dad you didn't have to be....

Happy Father's Day!



Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday's Letters


Dear Fur-Babies: aka Ace and Louie, thank you so so so much for sleeping later than 3 am this whole week! I knew you guys had it in you!

Dear Husband:  Thank you for finishing the laundry this week, even though when I walked in and notice the dryer going the first words out of my mouth were "what did you put in the dryer?!?!?!" instead of "thank you" with a kiss!

Dear Mommy: Thank you for listening to me cry and cuss and use that awful horrible "f" word mulitple times we both dispise last week.

Dear J.Crew: I love and HATE I LOVE you because your clothes are AMAZING but I absolutely HATE you because you price them so HIGH! (can we fix this?)

Dear "Cool" Bloggers: I just want to be in your "cool" group - Pink Lou Lou, Raven, All in My Twenites and Bargin Blonde!

Dear Shayna: Thank you so much for being my TIU partner!!! I am so excited about starting the 5 day slim down next week together!!!

Dear Readers: Thank you Thank you Thank you! For reading all of my ridiculousness!

and lastly...this one is very serious....

Dear E L James: So help me God if you let them cast Scarlett Johansson as Anatasia Steele I could possibly boycott the whole Shades of Grey all together!!! (who are we kidding I love Mr. Grey too much, but seriously....Scarlett can do better than that)

Happy Friday Lovelies!!!



Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekend {Update}

Friday night Z and I ... you guessed it, stayed home and enjoyed Chili Cheese Dogs and watched Act of Valor.

My Chili Cheese Dogs are pretty amazing, they are also kid and Z approved which is always welcomed in our house!

Act of Valor was a very different movie but Z and I both really liked it.

One of Z's friends had prepped us before hand and told us not to expect it to be "movie" like but more like a documentary. This movie really makes me wonder how many plots against America there are every day that we probably know nothing about.

Saturday morning after mine and Louie's morning walk I made Z and I Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancake Baked Oatmeal (try saying that 3 times fast) - you can find the original recipe here on this super cool food blog I stumbled upon on....pinterest, shocking I would find ANYTHING on pinterest, I know!

Here is my rendition:

You will need:
1/3 C old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp unrefined granulated sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 C low fat buttermilk
1 egg white
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
2tbsp chocolate chips
pure maple syrup (or just regular syrup since even the off brand maple syrup is a bit pricey)

Stir together:
baking powder

In a separate bowl stir together:
egg white
vanilla extract

Then combine:
wet and dry mixtures, then stir in chocolate chips (Next time I may just do 1 tbsp of chocolate chips because two was very rich)

Place mixture in lightly greased ovenproof bowls

And VIOLA! Yummy filling breakfast for only 243.1 calories!!!
This recipe is for one so you will have to double it if you want to make more!

Saturday I also ran 15 million errands which included THE WALMART (which sad to report no crazies this time), our grocery bill was a whopping $24.24 and this was not due to couponing people (which I am really wanting to get into BY the way!)

I also got fitted for the first time for a bra - ladies if you have not done this before ya got to be goin' to Ms. VS and gettin' measured!

I never realized I didn't know how to wear a bra properly - at 25 years old that is a little sad....

Sunday Z and I went to church and then parted ways....he went to play golf and I went to see my grandmother and went to a friend's baby shower!

This again was such a nice relaxing weekend, which helps since we have been crazy busy during the week!


Since I love cooking and plan out mine and Z's dinners, I thought I would start sharing with everyone else! (I stole this idea from my friend Shayna's blog, if you don't follow her you are missing out)

Monday - Taco Salad
Tuesday - Leftovers
Thursday - Ranger's game = Ballpark Hot dogs! Yum!
Friday - Date Night (Italian)


Also, speaking of my friend Shayna.........

(Shayna I stole this picture off of your facebook too - sorry for stealing so much today)

Shayna just got engaged this past week to her love Matthew!!!

Well that is all for today on my long winded blog post! Hope you lovelies have a fabulous week!



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I'm No {Fool}

So as you guys and gals know since I am still recovering from my little surgery I have started walking to get some type of exercise in.

Last week I walked 3 times - I know go me! (fyi me walking outside in the 396 degree Texas weather is a big deal...who I am working out is a big deal)

The past 2 Monday's I have walked with some of my co-workers. Yesterday there were only two of us because our office manager who normally walks with us was off.

Anywho, I was seriously dragging from our fun night at my parents house and just me being a lazy slug in general.

As my co-worker and I are getting to our half way point, we have to walk under this sketchy bridge that reeks of fish and nasty water.

Me being the crazy person that I am notice 2 people to our left out, one is completely laid out on a bench and the other is just sitting there starring at the passed out person.

As I see them I just start randomly talking about trains to my co-worker so that we can seem like we are in one SERIOUS conversation and not be to messed with.

As we pass them I tell her I am soo sorry for just pulling trains to talk about out of my butt, BUT those two people gave me a weird feeling and I did not feel like laying anyone out after walking in the heat for so long.

As we get to our half way point and turn around to walk ALL THE WAY back to where we came from, I notice that the person who was sitting starring at the passed out person was gone.

I tell my co-worker...."just put a face on like I will "F" you and "F" your life up" on and I think we will be okay. Also while we are passing I notice the person who is laid out on the bench is not breathing, which in my mind makes me think they want us to come over and check on them and then the other is going to jump out of no where and kid nap us!

At this point my heart is racing so fast so I decide that we need to run....people, I DO NOT RUN FOR ANYTHING!!! Not even if you are chasing me to kill me...I just don't run.

Needless to say the twins got a bounce session they were not ready for and we are still alive....

Moral of the story....
Always have a walking partner in sketchy parts of Fort Worth
Possibly need to invest in mace
and always always remember your best sports bra in case God forbid you have to run!

**disclaimer - the person who was laid out on the bench was not dead....she starting talking to someone after we passed by (probably letting them know we got away too quickly)**

**additional disclaimer - my mother used to scare the crap out of me telling me someone would take me if I didn't stay by her side....needless to say thanks to her and too many lifetime movies I am still scared to death someone is going to kid nap me...yes even at 25**



Monday, June 4, 2012

Weekend {WEEKEND} Weekend

Z and I were very eventful this weekend....the past 2 Fridays we have just hung out at home and I think we will start doing that from now on.

Being able to come home and relax and not have to rush to dinner or anywhere else is sooooo nice!

For dinner Friday I made Manicotti!

It was super yummy! Here is my recipe that I threw together:

E's Manicotti!

Boil manicotti shells per directions on box
Mix entire bowl of ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons of basil pesto, 2 eggs, salt and pepper
Once shells are cooled from boiling stuff with ricotta mixture and top with spaghetti sauce
Bake at 350 for 30 with mozzarella cheese and bake for an additional 10 mins.

(I completely forgot to to take a pic of the final product!)

Saturday morning after Louie and I went on a walk, I made Z and I biscuits with gravy (gravy from a packet of course, I have not mastered homemade gravy yet)

I should seriously be voted "Wife of the Year"....just saying.

After cleaning our house and running errands we decided to drive over to our weekend home aka my parents house....

Look at their pool..who wouldn't want to spend time here?? My parents also feed us really well when we are there! 

While lounging by the pool Z and I bought the new Bud Light Lime, Lime-a-Rita. It is really good - definitely needs to be served over ice!

We also played 3 games of Corn hole....

 my mom and I definitely lost all 3 games.

Acer enjoyed our "weekend" home as well....he loves lounging by the pool working on his tan

Louie was a little wild man the whole time we were there....

and even decided to jump on the pool float and float around the pool on his own.

after a full night of fun and church on Sunday we all pretty much looked like Ace....

I hope you all had a great weekend!!!