Sunday, September 30, 2012

I Have A Button.....Finally

 
After many many many many many hours and me wanting to put a bullet through my computer I finally figured out how to do a button....luckily for me it doesn't show the link below my "button" for you guys to "grab it"!!
 
My brain is OFFICIALLY fried so if anyone would like to enlighten me on why MY button is being so difficult that would be awesome!!
 
I am sure the best respone will be "user error"
 
 
ANYWAYS...."grab" my button ladies!!!
 
 
 



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Xoxo,
"E"


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bucket List {Travel} Edition

 
 
 
travel sayings - word art
 
One thing that Z and I have in common (among other things or this whole marriage thing would be boring) is the love to travel and we both want to go to the same places.
 
This is definitely a growing list as I am finding more places that I want to travel from the blogs I follow and of course from the pins I pin on Pinterest!
 
My Travel Wish list
 
San Francisco
 
San Diego
 
Napa Valley
 
 
Napa Valley
 
Seattle
 
Washington D.C.
 
Washington DC - Washington DC Tourism
 
Rhode Island
 
Maine
 
Boston
 
Chicago
 
Chicago, Chicago!
 
Nashville
 
Graceland
 
Aruba
 
Aruba
 
Tahiti
 
Paris
 
paris paris paris
 
Italy
 
Germany
 
Ireland
 
Ireland, Ireland, Ireland..........
 
Scotland
 
England
 
England
 
Maui
 
Maui
 
Canada
 
Australia
 
and last but not least Disney World....seriously I have never been there....my bio dad tried to take me there when I was in the 5th grade and it was "Gay Day" and all of these protesters were outside....lets just say we kept driving and that is how close I got.
 
Disney World, Disney World, Disney World!
 
 
Obviously this is a BIG list BUT I know we will keep adding to it! Where are some amazing places you have been?
 
What is your travel bucket list?
 
Xoxo,
 
"E"
 
 


Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekend {Recap}

 
Friday night Z, Alyssa, Chase and I headed out for dinner at a new spot in Fort Worth
 
 
And no I did not get any pictures of us because we had to wait FOREVER for everything we ordered. We had to ask 5 times in an hour for napkins and never received them.
 
Needless to say, I complained and we got a round of free margaritas...Their food is good, so we will give them another try.
 
Saturday I took my Grandma to brunch (our favorite meal of the day) and did a little shopping....just a little...at Forever21...only 3 things under $60...I did good!
 
Saturday night we hosted a Fiesta Game Night at our house with some of Z's couple friends!
 
We made fajitas from Central Market and Sopapilla Cheesecake! Yum!
 
Sunday we tried to go to church with Z's friends, Adam and Denise and their daughter Lana....however it was family weekend for TCU and literally NO ROOM to sit at church.
 
So since we could not find a seat we tried another new restaurant in Fort Worth called Park Hill Cafe!
 
 
 
Their brunch was really yummy AND their coffee Snickeroo is very delicious!
 
After starting to clean house, Z twisted my arm hard enough and I can now say we are IPAD owners...
 
 
Z "supposedly" got it for me so that I could read on it, however he found a fantasy football app that is suppose to be "AMAZING" (his words not mine) and we may have to fight over who gets the IPAD when! lol
 
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Sorry for the lack of pictures...I will promise to get better at that!
 
Happy Monday!
 
Xoxo,
 
"E"
 
 
 
PS. Don't forget about my BLOG SALE!
 
 
 


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blog SALE!!!!!!!

It's Spring Fall cleaning time at the Gillean House...
I would love to add some of my beloved clothes to your closet!!
 
Email me regarding any pieces at {e.zoellick}{@}{yahoo}{.com}
 

 
**Express Editor Denim Slacks size 6 - $15**
 

 
**Express Editor Denim Slack Capri's size 6 - $10**
 

 
**Express Editor Gray Slacks size 6 - $15**
 

 
**Forever 21 Dress size Medium - $15**
(worn once )
 

 
**MNG by Mango Black Denim Jeans size 8 - $15**
 

 
**H&M Dress size 6 - $10**
 

 
**Old Navy Gray 3/4 Sleeve Sweater size XS - $5**
(runs big)
 


 
**Authentic Juicy Couture Purse - $40**
 
______________________________________
 
Email me if you are interested in purchasing anything - I will add $5 for shipping and will email invoice through Paypal.
 
Xoxo,
 
"E"


I Believe.....

 
believe in yourself
 
 
I believe in God and that he sent his only Son to die for my signs
 
I believe that I am saved my a merciful and gracious God
 
I believe that God made Zach just for me....he is incredibly grounded and I am incredibly ridiculous
 
I believe your Mom being your best friend is a needed
 
I believe love is thicker than blood...that's why my sister is MY SISTER and not my step sister
 
 
 
I believe in giving second chances but not third, forth or fifteenths
 
I believe my best napping time is on a Sunday after church or during any sporting event Z is watching
 
I believe that sweat pants are the worst thing ever created
 
I believe in putting yourself somewhat together, even if you are just going to the grocery store
 
I believe these two ridiculous guys are a foreshadow of mine and Z's children
 
 
I believe that sometimes you just need that whole bottle of wine and a good cry before you can put your big girl panties on and deal with it
 
I believe in all inclusive beach vacations where your only worry is what side of the pool you are going to lay on
 
I believe in being nice until provoked otherwise
 
I believe in being responsible for your own actions and not pinning it on others
 
I believe in date nights with your husband
 
I believe my BFF Alyssa is part of why I have some style
 

 
I believe a girls night with Shayna, Lindsey, Hiedi, Chelle and Krystal with Margaritas promises lots of laughs and too much to drink
 
I believe in questioning why and not just going with the flow
 
I believe being a bit bitchy is not always a bad thing
 
I believe home cooked meals sitting at our kitchen table watching our many reality TV shows with Z is the highlight of my day
 
I believe in sunroof back, glasses on and Alanis Morsette on the radio
 

 
What do you believe in?? Did you link up with Living in Yellow for I Believe??
 

Xoxo,
 
"E"


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Smorgasbord....

 
Some pics from this past weekend......
 
 (My Sister Hannah and my Step Dad Kelly at the BBQ Cook off!)
 
(Z and I at our Alma Mater Tailgate on Saturday)
 
(My sorority sister Amanda aka Kit Kat and I at the Tailgate)
 
(Some of the Active DZ's and I! They are too cute)
 
Recipes I made recently.....
 
Pinned Image
Weight Watchers Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta from Here
 
olive oil, garlic, chives, and romano cheese mashed cauliflower
Mashed Cauliflower from Here
 
stuffed tilapia fillets look so good
Stuffed Fish from Here
 
Weight Watchers Salsa Roll ups! Yum! And so simple
Weight Watchers Salsa Roll Ups from Here
 
I have had the hardest time trying to finish this....
 
 
It seems to be picking up in the last 100 pages after dragging
 
And because of Shayna I will be being crafty this weekend with these...
 
love
 
DIY chevron pumpkins
 
and BOOM most random blog post of my/your life
 
Happy Hump Day!!!
 
Xoxo,
 
"E"
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

{Wednesday} Confessional....

 
 
I CONFESS....
 
...That I am SO THANKFUL for all my blog followers and the support I get from you gals
 
....That I love it when Z talks about our up coming "honeymoon" even though I always correct him and say "its our anniversary dork!" - I think its so cute he thinks of it like that!
 
.....That last night Z told me he would try to start making our house work more 50/50 because he now sees how much a really do around the house, I almost fell out of bed, being home for a couple of weeks have done him good!
 
.....That I thought I was really good with change until a big changed happened to us, I have figured out I do not handle change very well at all...mostly with a bottle of wine.
 
....That I have worked out 2 days in a row and really tried watching what I eat, surprisingly, I feel better about myself!
 
....That I bought some cute workout clothes from VS and I really think they help me work out harder, I mean if you are going to have to sweat and do burpees you might as well look cute doing it!
 
....That I am about to delete anyone else on Facebook that likes something that says God will save you, save this dog, save this baby, cure cancer, win $1 million from just by liking a post...seriously people??
 
.....That I maaaaay delete people I follow on twitter if they keep tweeting about Obama...sorry but I'm not sorry
 
.....Having lunch with my bff Alyssa yesterday and dinner with my other "bitchy" friend last night made my day! I love my girl time
 
....I can call my other friend "bitchy" because she sometimes gives me that push I need to have a back bone and honestly (God forbid) if something happens to my mother my friend will be the one that I take with me to buy cars....
 
 
Anything you gals would like to confess??
Share here! I love hearing!
 
Xoxo,
 
"E"
 


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tour Our Home {Tuesday}

 
 
~ Our Bedroom ~
 
I feel like there should be a drum roll....I love love love my bedroom! My inspiration was a Tiffany's box and I wanted everything to be shabby chic and girly!
 
I am very lucky that Z does not mind how girly our bedroom is, I am sure I will have to tone it down once we move!
 
This is the view walking up the stairs to our room...I love this wall art because I feel like it sets the tone to our bedroom! (that I am a princess of course!)
 
 
 
This is one of the first things you see coming in...I love this bird picture!

 
Here is our bedroom!!! I was very adamant that I would have a chandelier in my bedroom! Z hates it because of course our bedroom is upstairs and heat rises! He says all the time we need a ceiling fan!






I display some of the jewelry that I wear all the time! I like to think its an easy decoration to your room! (and of course, this is how I justify my jewelry spending)


 
And lastly our ruffle shower curtain! I looked for one everywhere and finally found this one at Bed Bath and Beyond! I love that it pulls all of our colors together.
 
 
I am so glad I got to share our house with all of you! I know that I am guilty of just living day to day in my home and not being appreciative of what I have!
 
I love when I have new people come over and compliment me on my home! It makes me remember how much I love it!
 
Z and I have decided with some recent change of events, we will be staying in our home for another year, so I will definitely be making some adjustments to what we already have!
 
I can't wait to start redecorating!!
 
You can see all of the other tour our home here, here, here and here!
 
Hope you enjoyed!
 
 
Xoxo,
 
"E"