Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday {Favs} and A Hangover....

Happy Happy Happy Friday....Jack!
(I watch way to much Duck Dynasty)
Due to WAY TOO much fun seeing the Rockettes last night, ended in me not feeling to swell this morning....
It probably had to do with drinking wine out of a pimp cup....
Photo: Pimp cup full of wine... Don't mind if we do!! @allaboute
Straws and all...we know how to party!
And I did not get any pictures of the show because they were not allowed...of course we tried to take pictures and we were spotlighted...not fun.
Moving on to my Friday Favs link up...
First up the Rockettes!

my new favorite primer...that is cheap

My new favorite Lipstick - in Merlot

 My new favorite sweet tea

What are some of your favorites this week???



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Button/Blog {Swap}

Happy Thursday Ladies!!!
I am all sparkles and excitement today because I am going to see the Rockettes with my BFF Alyssa!!
They asked us to join the gals because our high kick is KILLER, but we told them we just wanted to watch the show....
I am so excited to announce that this next month I will be accepting sponsors FOR FREE!!!
Yep you read that right!
I'm offering an opportunity to promote your blog on It's All About "E" for FREE in December! If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to get your blog out into the blogger world more and I can help you with that by offering to sponsor your blog on my blog!

I will keep your button on my side bar for the entire month as well as do a spotlight post. All that I ask in return is a button swap... my button on your blog!
Grab my button on the side!
Email me at {} with your blog button by Sunday December 2nd
and I will post your button on my blog! I will rotate buttons daily so that everyone gets the maximum exposure!
Let's get swapping!!!
*All blog button swaps subject to blog approval. I reserve the right to remove your sponsorship if I determine that your blog content is unacceptable to me or if you do not fulfil your agreement to display my button.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Do {You} Think I'm pINTERESTING??

I have not linked up with Michelle from The Vintage Apple in a while and I have been pinning Christmas like crazy lately to get ready for my 2nd Annual Christmas Happy Hour!
Here are some ideas I am kicking around!
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I love these chalk boards and will definitely be stealing one to decorate our chalk board!
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This cheese ball is so stink'n cute!! It does not look too difficult but it may be too cute to eat!
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The most perfect play list to be on repeat!
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And yummy Christmas treats!!!
What are you pinning for this Christmas??
Do you have any fun things you do for your friends around the holidays??


Tuesday, November 27, 2012


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to serve a fearfully wonderful God
to have been saved by Grace
that God placed Z in my life at just the right time
for the amazing family I did not get to choose and I wouldn't trade any of them
for the jobs Z and I have that are more than something that just pays the bills
for the roof over our head and a place to lay our head every night
for always being taken care of even when we are undeserving
for our fun loving friends
for our two little fur babies and their unconditional love
for all of my blog followers and blog "friends" I have made
and now some funnies....
I am thankful for..
Paula Deen
The Pioneer Woman
Forever 21
OPI and Essie Nail Polish
Reality TV to make me feel better about myself
Red Wine
White Wine
Hell, Any Wine....
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What are you thankful for today?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Our {Thankful} Thanksgiving

Happy MONDAY!!!!
I have seriously not ever been so excited it is Monday because I had a very busy holiday weekend!
Thursday after stuffing our belly's 2 times, I sweet talked Z into taking on the crazies at Walmart at 8 pm on Thanksgiving night!
Needless to say I got everything I wanted!!!
Friday morning I headed out to get some of the good deals at other stores since dealing with the crazies on Thursday night was just not enough!
I found this little gem at Hobby Lobby for only $2.99!!!
What is a southern crafting girl without her leopard glue gun?!?!

My 3 Christmas crafts included these pretty bottles!
The very easy but very time consuming ornament wreath!
It looks so good on my front door!
AND this super cute Christmas card holder!
(I am going to keep it up all year long!)
how-to here....and no I didn't drink all of those bottles of wine in one night, it was two.
We even got all of our Christmas decorations up and I wrapped all of the presents!
Our two favorite ornaments - Ace and Louie!

Saturday night we met Alyssa and Chase in Downtown Fort Worth for the Parade of Lights!
Our favorite two floats were the motorcycle riding Elvis and Babe's Chicken House old bus!

On Sunday after church, we celebrated our babies 5th birthday!!!
Sweet Little Ace turned 5 years old yesterday!!!

How was y'alls Thanksgiving??
Did anyone else do any Christmas crafts or decorate your tree?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My {Favorite} Thanksgiving Sides!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because of all of the FOOD!!
I am so thankful to be apart of families that the women can cook so well!
Needless to say my waistline loves Thanksgiving as well!
In case anyone is wracking their pretty little head on something to bring for Thanksgiving below are two of my favorite sides!
Pumpkin Upside Down Cake
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs, beaten
3 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon sale
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1 pound yellow cake mix (1 standard box)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/4 cup butter melted
whipped topping (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, mix together sugar, eggs, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and milk. Pour mixture into a 9X13 baking pan and sprinkle dry cake mix on top, then sprinkle nuts. Pour melted butter evenly over the cake mix and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes.
This cake is normally better once it has time to sit and cool down. When you pull it out of the oven it is not going to be pretty but I promise you it is a HUGE hit! My family loves it and Z loves it as long as I do not put nuts! recipe can be found here.
Paula Deen's BLT Deviled Eggs
6 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, plus more for garnish if desired
2 cherry tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Halve the eggs lengthwise, remove the yolk and add them to a medium bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in the mayonnaise, bacon, tomatoes, and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste and blend well.  Fill in egg whites evenly with the yolk mixture and garnish with bacon is desired.
I made deviled eggs for the first time last Thanksgiving and they definitely are a lot easier than I always thought they were! I made this recipe for Easter and I seriously could have eaten every single egg by myself! They are sooooo good! But it is a Paula Deen recipe so I should have expected that at the least!
If anyone is in a bind I really hope this helps y'all out!
Do you have any go-to recipes for Thanksgiving??
Please share!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Shine {Bright} Like A Diamond

Happy Wednesday...I mean Monday!! Woo Hoo for a 3 day work week! I fully expect it to drag on longer than it takes Santa Clause to arrive!
I am officially obsessed with Rhianna's new song...insert random post name.
Friday we headed to Austin with Chase and Alyssa for our friend Amanda's wedding. We thoroughly took advantage of being in Austin and the beautiful weather!
Saturday morning we went brunch at Able's On The Lake..if you are ever in Austin try it out! So good!
Our view on the lake!
Any chance for a BFF photo shoot!
After brunch we headed to South Congress St or SoCo for some vintage shopping and to be outdoorsy by drinking on a patio...

After getting ready for the prom wedding...we had a photo shoot, once again.
Also, my first time to wear DVF and I felt beautiful!
Big Hair Don't Care aka Fort Worth Hair...
Alyssa, the beautiful bride Amanda, and me!
Me and my handsome man!
Singing our Delta Zeta wedding song

Me and the beautiful bride...we were pledge sisters!
this is where the fun started after the friend Brandi pictured below in the cream dress
Brought me my garter from our wedding almost one year later!
After wine and feeling like I needed to relive my wedding night decided this would be a good idea..
Obviously Z thought it was a good idea as well...his face says it all!
Sunday was full of Kirby Lane breakfast (can't go to Austin and not eat there), driving home, fighting the crowds at the grocery store, and cooking Shayna's Chicken n Dumplins...maybe if your real nice she will give you the recipe!
Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!!
 I am working on expanding my stomach this week to get ready for Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Anniversary {Weekend} Part 2

Saturday morning I came out of the shower to this (he may kill me for posting this)
He finished off our COLOSSAL cheesecake...(he claims I said I did not want any of it...)
then our hostess Brenda brought us some very yummy breakfast!
First thing Saturday we headed to Luckenbach - population 3!

After Luckenbach we enjoyed a day full of shopping, wine tasting and eating lots! I even tried a Jalapeno Margarita for the first time and it was soooooo good!

Two of my favorite conversations of the weekend:
Waitress "Do you need change?"
Me "Nope we sure don't"
Z "uh yeah we do, we need $10 back..."
Z "On a scale of 1-10 how drunk do you think you are?"
Me "Oh I am an 8 for sure!!"
Seriously the little 6 at a time wine tastings sneak up on ya!!
I know you gals are probably tired of hearing about my Anniversary, but it is such much fun just to celebrate us! Obviously I don't know everything about marriage but Z and I have been through 2 job changes, a lay off, family issues, etc this past year and I feel like if we can make it through those things in the first year than we can handle a couple more!!
He didn't even have to fight through burnt dinners!