Friday, August 31, 2012

Dear {Friday}

Dear Z - I love love love you (ky)
Dear Friday - You could not have come soon enough and thank you for starting off a much needed 3 day weekend!
Dear Self - Always remember it could be WAY worse....this could be your family
Whenever I'm having a bad day, I stop and give thanks that this is not my family.
Dear Fall - I need you to get here asap!! I am looking forward to all of this
I really can't wait!
Dear Followers and Fellow Bloggers - Love all of you gals!! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tour Our Home {Tuesday}


This is another one of my FAVORITE places in the house! I love to cook so I do spend a lot of my time here!
A couple things that are my favorite in my kitchen are my MASSIVE sink! This thing could fit 2 Ace's in it !(And that's a lot) Another is the china cabinet by our kitchen table, my aunt gave this to me and it is perfect to store our super cute dishes! And last but not least my apron holder! I love love aprons and my grandparents surprised me one evening at my house with the holder! I usually rotate my aprons depending on the season and which one I want to wear!
Of course my Paula Deen apron is on display right now!
You can see the past two tour of our home here and here!
So what do you think about the kitchen?? We have come a long way from the horrible cabinets and 1980 appliances!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Can't Is The Real {C} Word

I have officially become a single lady until football season is over and I get my husband back....
Friday while Z and Alyssa's boyfriend Chase were at their fantasy football draft, Alyssa and I had a night in full of Central Market food, wine and dessert!

We were obviously so excited about our bread pudding, creme brulee and wine!! It was an adult junk food party!!
I also made her watch an old movie (she will never watch my all time favorite, Urban Cowboy)
This is a good old thriller - if you have not seen it, you should rent it asap!
Saturday I had a super fun filled morning planned for Z and I!
We marked another breakfast spot off of my "Breakfast Bucket List" in Fort Worth. We tried the Paris Coffee Shop over off of Magnolia! It was really good and they must be a go to breakfast place because you have to stand in line to get a seat!
I then drug Z to the farmer's market in Fort Worth, it was our first time to go to one and they have really good stuff that is super cheap!
This is all of the goodies we got! I think I am going to start making this a weekly thing!
After the farmer's market we went to see Campaign
This movie is soooo funny, my favorite part is Marty Huggins family dinner in the beginning!
Saturday night Z had ANOTHER fantasy football draft, so I decided to spend my Saturday night at Walmart....normally Walmart is not very exciting BUT I ran into a reality TV star!!
None of y'all have probably heard of him because who really watches reality TV that comes on CMT??
I ran into "Tex" from Sweet Home Alabama...
So this is how it all went down....
I am trying to find something off of my grocery list that dumb Walmart does not have and I look up to see this guy looking down the aisle I am in...
I think to myself "Self he sure does look familiar", and because curiosity killed the cat....
 I decide to do like 007 and pretend like I have to get something from the back of the store where he is....
Then it finally hits's that Tool Bag from Sweet Home Alabama...I should have stopped there.
As I am in the produce section him, this old man and this little girl (which I am assuming was his daughter that he always cried about on the show) walk past me...
"Tex" and I lock eyes and before I can even realize what is coming out of my mouth, I say "Are you "Tex" from Sweet Home Alabama??" - yeah I went there.
He in mid stride says "yes I am"....then very loudly in Walmart on a Saturday night that is filled with maybe 20 other losers who have nothing else better to do, "Tex" yells....
"Make sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook"
I can only imagine the look across my face....
"Tex" was it??? I would not follow you out of a burning building if my life depended on it....
Moral of the story - if on reality TV they are a side-hat-baggy-jeans-affliction-wearing tool bag....they are going to be that in person. Shocking I know!
And our Sunday just consisted of church, lunch, me napping for 2 hours, cleaning and me cooking fried chicken for my man!
How was y'alls weekend? Have you ever run into a real celeb or reality TV star??
I don't handle awkward situations very well.....and normally I am the one who makes them awkward!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tour Our Home {Tuesday}


Other than our bedroom, the living room is my favorite part of the house! I am in love with the colors we chose and it is where I have a lot of our wedding pictures displayed.

From the pictures last week you could see that every single wall was white (the prior owner had "apartment" white painted a/k/a painted everything in the house white).

Every wall in our home now is painted a color! I LOVE color!

So what do you gals think?? Looks a lot better than what you saw last week right?

How are you in your homes?? Do you like a lot of color or do you stay neutral?



PS. This post is late because Z and I woke up this morning with food poisoning....from the dinner I made last night! Wife of the year!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Our {Weekend}

Friday night we had a triple date with Alyssa, Chase and Alyssa's co-work and her boyfriend!

We went to Del Frisco's steak house and it was soooooooo yummy!!!

After stuffing our faces but before going to a local bar we decided to have a photo shoot.

(Emmie, Alyssa and me)

(nbd...I look like the friend who was not invited into the pic)

(Alyssa and Emmie doing the "Bridesmaid" pose)

(Z and me!)

(Chase and Alyssa)

(Jeff and Emmie)

(We both have the same "good" side)

(I won and we ended up with a good pic)

Saturday after sleeping in, I decided to take on the Tax Fee Weekend shopping....

Not my smartest idea yet, however I got two really cute tops from Kohls and got Zach's mom this super cute charm bracelet from Brighton!

Did you gals know that Rock & Republic is now at Kohls??

Rock and Republic Embellished Drop-Tail Tank

Rock and Republic Embellished Crepe Blouse

I got these two super cute tops for under $40 make you holla!!!

AND....did y'all know that Brighton has super cute charm bracelets now???

 I can't tell you the last time I walked into a Brighton store but the charm bracelet I made for Zach's mom was so much fun and a good gift for someone who is picky/simple in your life.

Sunday after sleeping in again....(this may be my new thing on the weekends) we headed to Springtown to see my parents and grandparents!

How was your weekend?? Anything fun and exciting? I think I am officially tapped out from the shopping I have done the past 2 weekends...I guess I will just have to wait until September...



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tour Our Home {Tuesdays}

I am so excited to start this new blog series with you gals!

We will own our home 3 years in January 2013 and we are listing it to sell in December of this year! We of course finally have everything where we want it and how we want it right before we sell it!

It is definitely something that is bittersweet selling our first home (even though Z doesn't consider it his first home). This was my first big purchase out of college all on my own!

I bought this house in Janurary 2010 and completely remodeled it.

So for you to fully understand and appreciate what our house currently looks like you have to see what it looked like when I bought it!

(both my parents are in real estate and my dad is a builder, so I definitely had an advantage on remodeling)

Now that y'all are all thinking what Z thought the first time he saw this "thing"...."Why would you buy this?? And how is it going to look good at all?"

I definitely found a little diamond in the rough....well more like diamond that had not been taken care of and had been pulled out of the dumpster!! Mind you, I had to live in our house looking like this for a couple of months!!

Stay tuned next week and I will show you what it looks like remodeled! I promise our house does not look ghetto like it does in these pics!!

Have any of you gals remodeled a house??? Or even built one??