Friday, June 29, 2012

June 2012 Mini Goals Round Up!

I can't thank Carley from Suburban Sweets for stopping by yesterday and guest blogging for me! I hope y'all enjoyed her as well!!!

Welp tomorrow is the last day of  June which means only one thing for today's post... I have to give y'all an update of how my Mini Goals went! Ugh! Do I really have to?!?! Well, technically no I don't, since it is my blog, but because I made them I need to try hard to stick with them, even when I fail miserably! I thought May was a pretty disastrous month... June beat it by a landslide!

1. Write one handwritten note to someone once a week. FAIL. Zip, Zero, Nadda! However, I did send out loads of cards for anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, and new babies as well as a few thank you cards mixed in. Technically they can count, right?!

2. Use Myfitness Pal app everyday to keep track of calories. FAIL. This lasted until we went to Charleston and I ate to my heart and tummy's content. We were full on glutenous and calories were the furthest thing from my mind! My excuse {y'all know I hate excuses ha} since we've been home pure laziness. There I said it. I'm too lazy to measure my food or make smart choices.

3. Purchase bed frame and bedskirt for new bed. FAIL. Yea it's still nicely sitting on the floor. I've gotten used to it and considering the mess that our bedroom has been in I can't even tell it's on the floor. Yea I suck!

4. Figure out what to do with old queen mattress and bed frame. FAIL. It's still taking up space in one of the guest's rooms which is preventing me from getting in there and hanging new blinds that I have yet to buy. This is just a joke now right?

5. Apply to at least 5 new career positions for the month. This one is a bit weird. So at the beginning of the month, right before we left for our trip I applied to a really cool job. The very next day I was called into my boss's office and offered a promotion! I very well could have declined it, but I had not been having much luck with hearing from any of the jobs I had applied to and I at this point if I'm going to be working there for a while, might as well take the pay raise with it!

6. Have an AMAZING anniversary trip to Charleston! WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WINNING!!!! This goal was obviously met and even exceeded! One of our best vacations yet!!! You've seen one of the updates here, so you know!

7. Send wedding set off to be redipped and soldered together. FAIL. I just can't part with it. Can't. Don't want to. Seriously need to! It needs a good cleaning, not to mention I'm tried of my bands sliding around.

8. Power walk EVERY morning with Reef. FAIL. I am a disaster of a furbaby mom! Since we've been back from Charleston, {to which Baby Reef was spoiled by his puppy-sitter who RAN with him every day} I haven't woken up to do anything but get myself out the door as fast as possible without forgetting to feed the sweet boy!

9. Save more money - $50.00 - $100.00 per paycheck. FAIL. Who am I kidding?! Me? Save? ha okay! Although I know I need to take this more seriously we just had too much fun this month and may have spent more than we should! There is always July right?!

As y'all can see, this month was one for the books, one for the "don't do what this girl does" books! I really thought by sharing these goals with y'all, I'd be more inclined to reach them. Apparently I prefer to sleep in, get fat, and be broke! Oh me, Oh my! As my hubby jokingly says when things are cray cray, "My life is in shambles"! Ah, I'll have to record him saying it one day! It's hysterical and I'm laughing to myself just thinking about it right now. No, for real though, in shambles!

On a lighter note today is Friday, not just any Friday, but a Fanfreakintastic Friday. Why?! Well DUH!!! I've got a hot date tonight with 5 of the hottest men alive! haha kidding kidding, but I do have a movie date with some gal pals to see Magic Mike! Mmmmmm yummy! If you are going tonight HAVE A BLAST!!! And if you aren't going... well maybe your hubbies, boyfriends, or fiances will strip for ya this evening!

Love y'all to pieces and have an AWESOME weekend!! See y'all Monday for a new list of July Mini Goals that I will fail at again!

XoXo,

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Carley - Suburban Sweets - Guest Post!

I am beyond excited to introduce yall to Miss Carley! She is new to the bloggin' world as you will soon read and is one absolutely beautiful gal!!! I hope ya'll enjoy getting to know her today! Be sure to check out her daily reads over at Suburban Sweets and leave her lots of love!!  




Hey y’all...Ok, actually we don’t say y’all where I’m from. Let’s start over. Hey all you real housewives’ out there! I am so excited to be guest bloggy bloggin’ for Lauran today! I basically wish I had Lauran’s life- I want to be a Southern Belle! Instead, I am just a girl living in the ‘Crossroads of America’ aka the Hoosier State aka Indiana! When Lauran agreed to have me as a guest blogger I will admit I was a little bit way nervous. Why?

1. I have never been a guest blogger. I am fairly new to this blogging scene and why she would want a rookie on her awesome blog is beyond me!
2. I am not a housewife. I’ve been dating the same guy for 3 years, but that still doesn’t mean I know one ounce of information about being a housewife. While, I am am not a housewife as of yet, I am so excited for when that day comes.




With all that being said, please excuse my nervousness. 
As my introductory post to you all, I have decided to share with you a few of my favorite things about summatime.
And hey, if you like them come around my blog every so often and you’ll be sure to see more of them.
Let’s begin shall we?
1. The beautiful weather! During these summer months you can always find me lounging in my little green raft either in a pool or in a lake.   


2. Summer cocktails. Love me some fruity drinks that are great for cooling off in this summer heat.


3. Cute sandals and wedges. I love a great pair of shoes, but summery colored shoes... out of this world! 
4. Popsicles. There are kind of my guilty pleasure :) 
5. Did someone say summer trends? Weather it be booze, clothes, colors, or just plain ol’ girly things I can’t get enough of them!!
And last, but not least 6. Fun summer trips. Even though I am not in school anymore it still feels like I have to take a trip in the summer. Teal (my boyfriend) and I have been on many, many trips already this summer and I am sure there are more to come!


...Well kids, that’s all I’ve got for now. Thank you for being such a lovely audience. I had so much fun and hope you did too.
If you want to know more about me and my crazy life dating a med student feel free to head over to my blog, email, or tweet me!
And Please stop by A Complete Waste of Makeup to enter my giveaway that is taking place!
Thank you Lauran for allowing me to share myself with your readers! I am forever grateful! 



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Hi lovebugs!!! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Mine has been extremely busy at work since I am training and getting to know the ropes of my new position! I think I've got my work cut out for me but I am extremely excited about this new opportunity {More on this later I promise}!


1. Going to see Magic Mike with my awesome neighbor and her friend on Friday! Bought our tickets this morning!!! We've been posting photos of those gorgeous men on each other's Facebook pages in anticipation!! Not to mention most females on my news feed have been posting photos too! They make me giggle! I seriously can not wait to see Matt Bomer in all his glory! Channing and Matthew, I am sure, won't disappoint us either!


2. Figuring out and fixing our washing machine issue. It really is the little things! Right before we left for our Annimoon I discovered there was some kind of leak with the washing machine! Thankfully it wasnt the actual machine just a backed up drain hose! The plumbers came out yesterday {only 3 hours after I called them} and fixed it within an hour! Wooohoooo! Looking forward to washing clothes and not seeing water on my utility floor or backed up water coming out of the kitchen sink!

3. My dear friend Tatiana {go visit her at Lipstick and Sippy Cups, she is doing amazing things}. She sent me the sweetest card in snail mail yesterday and it literally put me to tears! Happy tears of course! It was so heartfelt and something I needed this week! I can't quite put into words how much it actually meant, there just aren't any.

4. New blog designs! I am currently getting ready to start on a whole new blog design!! I am teaming up with Ashlyn over at Let it be Beautiful! She has such a simplistic girly design look that I am dying to implement on my blog! I can't wait to work with her and see what she comes up with!  The even better part is Ashlyn lives in my area and I am very much looking forward to a little meet and greet with her, hopefully over some delicious cocktails and with lots of girl talk!

5. The ideas floating around in my head. I have yet to have ANY of our wedding photos printed out and placed around our home. Don't ask why I haven't done this because I am really not sure! However, I've been thinking and contemplating lots of ideas on how to display them in our home along with our family photos we took for our Christmas cards last year and our Annimoon photo session from Charleston! I am definitely leaning to the, oh so popular, gallery wall, I just need to finalize all the details! Crazy excited and I will obviously do a blog post on it once I start and complete it!

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Have a wonderful rest of "Hump Day" and thank you, as always, for stopping by!! I am still gaining followers, so I feel I am doing something right around here!!! Lots of love and hugs to all of you!

XoXo,

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My First Blogger's Award!

I know that I told you yesterday to stop by because I would be recapping more of our Annimoon trip... well I told a little white lie! I think breaking it up may be more fun and it will give me plenty of time to write more about our get-a-way! Sorry to have disappointed anyone {wink wink}.

One of the main reasons I decided to break up the recaps was because last Thursday I was awarded with my very first Blogger's Award, The Laine Blogger Award! Mrs. Meghan over at More from Meg nominated me and I feel incredibly honored! She is such a fun loving sweet gal and we've already discussed how we know we'd be the best of friends if we lived close to one another! My thoughts? We could still be besties regardless of the distance!! I can't thank her enough for thinking so highly of me and I am excited to answer the questions attached to the award!!! Before I get started though, I just want to thank all of my readers for reading my daily life rambles and for your sweet, supportive, and inspirational comments! Y'all make up a huge reason of why I keep coming back everyday to write!! I wish I could give each of you BIG hugs and smooches!!



Without further adieu, here are the questions and answers...


1. What is your current beauty obsession?
I think I am going to have to go with Nude lipstick and glosses! I have never been a huge lip color gal and as much as I love the new trend of a red lip I just don't think I pull it off well! My go to and absolute fave is a Nude lip! I use Palladio Lip Color in Nude and I am a huge fan of Bare Minerals lip gloss in Sugar Cookie!

2. What is one beauty item you wished you owned?
Really good hair extensions! I have long hair yes but I think adding extensions and making it longer would be a blast! I've never bought any because I change my hair color too often and feel like it would be a huge waste of money if I bought them in one color and a month later changed my own to something else!


3. What kind of posts are your favorite to read and write?
My favorite posts to read are honest posts. Posts where you know the writer put their heart and soul into it, almost like they were writing in their own personal journal! I also like to read posts where you learn more about the writer and their personality! It gives the reader something to connect to which I love. I don't have a favorite type of post that I like to write. I like sharing my highs and lows with my readers and maybe bragging about my sweet puppy, Baby Reef!


4. What inspired you to become a blogger? 
Honestly, my friend AND old roomie Kelly over at Mrs. In Training. She started blogging at least 3 years ago and I did in fact hop on the blogging train back then because of her, but never invested time into doing it frequently. Several months ago I started reading more blogs and just thought so many of them I came across were so fun and I wanted to be a part of that fun! So I started back up and haven't stopped and I've met some incredible ladies along the way!

5. What color nail polish are you wearing right now?
I am still rocking my French Shellac Manicure that I got when we were in Charleston two weeks ago! Looks a little heinous up close but I'm still impressed with how long it has lasted and how good it does still look, from a distance at least!

Now I get to choose 5 really stellar ladies to nominate for the Laine Blogger Award! This is crazy hard and I hate having to choose but here goes...

And the Nominee's Are...

Kelly @ Mrs. In Training 
Tyah @ Humble Haro Abode
Shannon @ Sincerely Shannon
Lori @ A Crazy Walk on the Safe Side
Rachael @ All Things Beautiful 

Hope you lovely ladies are having a lovely Tuesday!!! Now that I am in my new position at work I can't blog stalk as often! I am trying to a free moments in my day but I hate trying to comment on a post on my phone! I promise to stop by and visit everyone when I can! If it seems I'm not loving y'all much don't take it personally! I think my first post new job celebratory gift will be an IPad so I can blog stalk all night in bed and still be spending time with the hubby!!

XoXo,

Monday, June 25, 2012

Anni-moon Pt. 1!

Happy Monday y'all!!! Can't believe we have blown through another weekend yet again! I hope everyone had a beautiful one! I know Britt over at The Magnolia Pair was busy packing for a big move and I pray it goes well for her and her hubby this week! Then, Sarah over at A Lovely Little Life had her precious baby girl on Saturday! Shannon at Page Twenty Two became a Mrs. this weekend!!! And lastly, Tatiana over at Lipstick and Sippy Cups was busy doing her Random Acts of Kindness this weekend and bringing smiles to strangers faces! Lot's of exciting things happening in our bloggy world!!! Be sure to stop by their pages and leave them some love!

Now that I have uploaded SOME photos to the computer from our amazing trip to Charleston, I figured I would start posting about our sweet little Annimoon!!! I think I may just do a complete photo dump from my phone on this post!

To start the trip off we decided to rent a car! We are in the process of looking for a new set of wheels for me and didn't want to put the extra miles on my car since we are going to {hopefully} be selling it soon! Todd's Jeep isn't the "most" reliable on long trips so we just figured it would be less stressful to rent some new wheels!

On the way! 

You always have to stop at South of the Border! But we noticed the big purple dinosaur is no longer there! 

I'm pretty sure I shared with y'all that our in-laws allowed us to use their hotel points for our stay! Therefore we didn't have to drop a dime on our accommodations which was really nice! A huge money saver and we were able to spend that money on things we really really wanted to do or eat! We can't thank them enough for doing that for us!

We are here!! 

The Embassy Suites

This hotel used to be part of the Citadel and is apparently haunted! Yea I didn't sleep so well the first night lol! 
 A week before the trip we just happened to be watching Man vs. Food and where did Adam just happen to be?! Charleston of course! I grabbed a post it note and made sure to write down all the restaurants he visited! The most yummy looking one being the Hominy Grill! We hit this little gem up for dinner the first night there! One of the coolest parts was we WALKED there. It was actually a bit of a hike but it was so fun to walk the streets hand and hand and feel safe! There were so many people out walking and bike riding and EVERYONE said hello! My heart was over joyed with all the sweet southern hospitality.
As Seen On TV! 


We order exactly what Adam recommended on the show! I got the infamous shrimp and grits and the hubby got, what is called "The Big Nasty" and there is NOTHING nasty about it! It consists of a buttermilk biscuit, fried boneless chicken breast, sausage gravy, and fresh shredded pepper jack cheese and oh my word it was heaven in my mouth! Seriously I have to find a way to make this at home!!

The Fire Station photo I took and sent to my Dad. He printed it out and framed it for his office at the Fire Station lol! 

This was the Calhoun Mansion! It is the largest private residence in Charleston and they give tours of it on a daily basis! Other than the obvious historical information they fill you in on when you walk through I also learned that this HUGE house is pretty famous in Hollywood! So, I know all of you have seen the Notebook! Well, some of the interior of Allie's family's summer home was filmed in the Calhoun Mansion! It was really really neat walking around in there knowing that Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling roamed the rooms and hallways as well! 

IPhone Photos don't do this place justice! 


This house was across the street and basically... I want it! 
After having walked the historic downtown area twice in one day, as we had our Anniversary Photo Session that Sunday morning, our legs and feet were done for! I really wish I had turned my pedometer app on for the time that we were there so I could have seen how far we actually walked! To take a little break and get back to the hotel in one piece we called a Pedi Cab to come pick us up! It's a fun fun way to get a tour of the city but relax!

Pedi Cab ride! 
Sunday night, at the recommendation of our hotel bartender {who just happened to be from VA and went to Virginia Tech}, we had dinner at Hall's Chophouse! From the moment we walked in we were greeted with the most genuine hospitality I have ever experienced! It is a family owned restaurant and the entire family was there! One of the sons greeted us at the door and just made us feel right at home! We were then directed to our table for two and welcomed by one fabulous server named, Zach! He was extremely personable and we loved him from the get go! Our meal was, hands down, the best meal we ate while there {and it had some serious competition as Charleston is definitely a foodie town}. We ordered filets, mine topped with creamy blue cheese, a loaded baked potato and lobster mac and cheese! And of course wine and beer to drink! Our filets literally melted in our mouths! The best part of Hall's was what arrived in the mail a few days after we came back home! We had filled out a comment card explaining that Zach was superb and that we enjoyed our time and of course put our address and contact information on it. I'm sure they do this for everyone who fills out a comment card, BUT our server sent us a HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU card in the mail!!!! Seriously!!! We were floored! They literally went above and beyond to make our visit that much more incredible! If you are ever in Charleston, YOU HAVE TO eat there or at least grab a cocktail in the downstairs bar, and be sure to fill out a comment card!!!
Hubby at dinner!
Our amazing meal, which I forgot to take a picture of BEFORE we dug in!

Full on filets, mac and cheese, and love! All of my favorite things! 

After dinner we continued walking down King street into the Shopping district! Stores were closed at this point but I still enjoyed window shopping, especially when I saw these beauties in a store window! I've never seen a pair of Christian Louboutins in person as the closest store to us that sells them is in Richmond. None the less they were gorgeous so naturally I had to snap a photo! I think I literally died on that sidewalk for a moment!

One day I will have a pair of red sole CL's in my closet! 

Of course I had to snapped a photo of the Louis store! We did pay a visit to them the next day and sadly left with no new goodies!
On Monday we decided to take a horse drawn carriage tour throughout the city! I took photos of the tour with my actual camera and will post those tomorrow! It was a great opportunity to see more and hear all of the historic details! These donkeys were hanging out in the barn of the carriage company! Momma and baby! 

Momma and baby!
 The President of my company who I actually used to personally assist travels to Charleston often as we have a branch in North Charleston AND he owns a restaurant down there. Before leaving for vacation I shared with him that I would be traveling there for the first time and he recommended FIG which apparently is one of his favorite restaurants. We decided to make reservations there for our Anniversary night dinner! The menu was...interesting to say the least. We are not huge foodie people. I don't watch the Food Network and I am not the most creative person in the kitchen, therefore looking at the menu was extremely intimidating as I really had NO IDEA what the majority of the items were! Because of that I stuck with what we knew! Softshell crabs and Fish Stew! We also went on a recommendation from the server for our appetizer which actually ended up being delish! All of it was yummy and we enjoyed our evening together with good food and beverages!


The Hubby's fish stew

My softshell crabs! 

After dinner photo! 
 Once we got back to the hotel after dinner we poured wine into our wedding champagne flutes, popped our wedding dvd into the portable dvd player, and lounged on the bed watching our entire wedding day unfold again! It was so fun being able to relive that day! To laugh at all the craziness of the day and to get teary eyed as we were saying our vows! It really was a special night and we enjoyed every moment of it! I really am so glad we hired a videographer for our wedding day! It made our anniversary celebration that much more memorable!

Wore our wedding shoes to dinner, drank out of our wedding flutes, and watched our wedding DVD. 
 On Tuesday we explored King Street some more and popped into a cupcake shop to grab some sweet treats, avoid a little rain storm, and try to find a Spa so we could partake in a couples massage!

Lemon Blueberry cupcake and Yellow cake with Chocolate! 
We weren't liking some of the price tags that were attached to a few couple's massages so we just continued on our way to see what we could find! Low and behold 2 blocks further we found a Spa that offered massages for a great deal! I actually ended up changing my mind and got a pedicure and shellac manicure while the hubby received an hour long massage! I was the only customer in there {I'm assuming because of the rain and it being a Tuesday} and it was glorious! I felt so pampered and my tootsies really needed the love after all the walking! The hubby really enjoyed his massage too and looked so relaxed when it was done! Definitely money well spent!

Heavenly!
 A friend from here in VA who now lives in Charleston sent me another restaurant recommendation which we visited on our last evening in town! Macintosh Restaurant! They had great cocktails, food, and yet another wonderful server! The hubby ordered the Grilled Deckle and I had the Glazed Confit Pork Shoulder with a side of Bone Marrow Bread Pudding {a glorified grilled cheese} and Truffle Frites! Absolutely wonderful and we left so full I thought we would burst!

The bartender won an award for this cocktail - The  Mex-Ital Fizz
House Made Ricotta Gnudi aka Pillows of Love!
 After dinner we decided to participate in one last tour! The Haunted Ghost and Graveyard Tour! This was really fun but not as scary as I had hope, mainly because we didn't realize we had signed up for the "family friendly tour"...RATS! Anywho, we were taken through the historic area of the city at night, including the oldest graveyard that apparently has over 5,000 dead bodies buried under it, and given historic stories and accounts of ghost sightings in each area!

The Original Powder Magazine


Poogin's Porch Restaurant

This place is apparently haunted by an older woman who used to live there a long time ago AND Poogin', the current owners dog who passed away years ago. 
  Our last meal was at the Noisy Oyster in the Market area of Downtown! I enjoyed a Fried Green Tomato BLT and the hubs had Mahi Tacos! The most interesting part of the meal was the FRIED GATOR we tried! Taste just like chicken!!

Looks like chicken too! 
Pretty flippin good! 
One thing I know is that Charleston has some of the best food I have ever had in my life! Everything I have eaten since we have been home has tasted like cardboard! If you are ever down there, pay these restaurants a visit!! They are well worth it and we really had no complaints about any of the places we ate at! The service is impeccable and everyone is ridiculously helpful and kind! Very genuine! The epitome of Southern Hospitality! The tours are amazing as well! Just make sure if you want the scary ghost tour ya make sure you don't go on the family friendly one! Ha ooops!!! 

Be sure to come back tomorrow as Ill be posting photos of the carriage ride tour and all the the amazing homes in downtown!! Have an awesome rest of the day!!! 

XoXo, 

Friday, June 22, 2012

It's Friday Friday, Gotta Get Down on Friday!

Now y'all have that Rebecca Black song in your heads don't you?! haha You are very welcome! Actually I now have it repeating in my head and I may want to or not want to blow my brains out now!

I want to say thank you for all the sweet supportive comments y'all left me on yesterday's post!!! It's comforting knowing I am not the only one who suffers from these kinds of fears! Y'all made me feel so much better about my own insecurities! I promise it is something I will continuously be working on and through!

Anywho I have to share this amazingly awesome news with y'all!!! One of my very own real life best buddies has decided to join the blogging community! I read her first post last night and literally thought "Tat you are brilliant"!  She, hands down, has one of the sweetest souls ever! You will definitely see this in her posts as her whole blogging purpose is to share her experience with thirty days of performing random acts of kindness! I swear you are not going to want to miss a day of it, so hop on over to Lipstick and Sippy Cups and leave Tatiana some love!!!

Yesterday I was tagged by Miss Kenj over at Silkybowties to answer {quite a few} questions about myself and share some things y'all may not know about me! I'll keep the fears at bay today and share happy thoughts!

11 Things You May Not Know About Me
 {I already can tell this is going to be harder than I thought}

1. I graduated from high school 33rd in a class of about three hundred and seventy some people, but I wasn't accepted to Virginia Tech! 

2. I am completely and utterly computer challenged! You've seen my blog page right!? Maybe if I hadn't paid a guy on my floor freshmen year with a case of beer to do my IT 101 HTML website, I may know more on how to fix my god awful page! Ooops! 

3. I am allergic to mosquitoes. Yes, I know everyone is, but what I mean is when they bite, five minutes later I have welps the size of silver dollars where they bit me! I literally swell up! And you best believe if I am in a group of people I WILL BE THE ONLY person to get attacked by those bloodsuckers! 

4. I perform my face wash routine EVERY morning and night. No matter how severely inebriated I have been at night or how rushed I am in the morning, I wash, tone, and moisturize, even if I am sitting on the bathroom floor! 

5. I may or may not have made out with my husband the first night we ever met at a high school party almost 10 years ago! {Sorry Mom and Mother in law!}

6. I rode and jumped horses competitively for almost 11 years. I miss it terribly!

7. You may have read this on my guest post at Blabbering Thoughts, but my first waitressing job, I was in fact, a Hooter's Girl.

8. Mrs. In Training and I not only went to GMU together, we worked together at Buffalo Wing University, AND best of all, we used to be roommates! I still remember when she first got lil Miss Holly who is now a big sister to Chi and Kelly's sweet daughter, Guinevere.

9.  I love the water but I really am not the strongest of swimmers.

10. I have never broken a bone in my body! Does this mean I don't live an adventurous enough life?! I beg to differ!

11. I seriously DO NOT LIKE beer. I never have and as hard as I have tried I never will. Bring on the bourbon!

Now - 11 Questions

1. What is your profession?
Funny you should ask! I'm spending all day today moving into my new office with my Manager and Assistant manager! {An office with a window, mind you} I am now the Post Closing Executive Assistant for the Mortgage Company I work for. I still don't know ALL of what I will be doing but the majority will be relieving both managers of their work load so they can do more managing and leading than the busy tedious work that has been taking up countless hours of their time! I do know I will be endorsing Loan Notes which is a huge deal! I have like 17 REALLY important stamps and a giant ink pad that give me a WHOLE lot of power! Apparently... that is what they told me yesterday! 


2. How would you describe your style?
FRUMPY! Haha that's how I feel when I don't have a lot of new items being added to my closet. HOWEVER when they are added it is a mix between Preppy/Trendy/Classic. I tend to wear lots of black but have been trying to get colorful with jewelry and fun tops. I like pearls, lace, ribbon, bows and the color pink! I love pointy toe pumps even though the new fad of "hooker heels" {as I like to call them} has found its way into my shoe wardrobe. 

3. What one make-up product can you not live without? 
Ummmm this is a trick question, because I CAN NOT LIVE with just ONE! Nope Nope! Not happening! However, if you want to see ALL of what I can not live with out, check it out here

4. If you could be besties with one celebrity, who would it be?
Easy. Matt Bomer. He is the hottest of hot, BUT he is the gayest of gay! Total best of both worlds! Be friends with the most hottest man on the planet, {next to my sexy hubby of course}, have an ultimate shopping pal and share major bitch sessions, all the while knowing NO OTHER WOMAN can have him? Sign me up! 

5. What is your dream vacation? 
What isn't my dream vacation? Definitely anywhere cold! I'm not down with lots of snow or ice or freezing temps. I can deal with an occasional snowboarding trip, but nothing more. Gimmie a beach, crystal clear water, and a cocktail with a straw and I'm golden! 


6. What magazines do you subscribe to?
None. Well unless you count the Essence magazine that comes to my mailbox monthly. Not even sure how that happened. I just take it to work the next day for my co-workers to read who can relate a bit more to it! 

7. If you could have any special talent {that you don't currently have}, what would it be?
I really wish I could sing! I'd love to be able to sing lullabies and sweet songs to my babies/children {if I ever get over the fear of having kids}. Hell, I wouldn't mind just blowing people away with an amazing voice at Karaoke. 

8. What is your favorite breakfast food?
Biscuits and Gravy, hands down. I'm a southern girl! Add some grits in there and I'm set! 


9. If you could do anything, what is your dream job?
Seriously? Erin Andrews job! If you need the back story check it out here as to WHY I don't have her job!

10. What is your guilty pleasure?
Ice cream. I love it. I can't even keep it in the house because it would be gone in one sitting. Not to mention making a decision at the grocery store on what kind to even buy stresses me out. I can't make decisions like that under such pressure! 

Onto Tagging 11 people! 
{You ladies better do this or else... or else nothing, who am I kidding?}

Callie @ The Good Life
Stephanie @ Bourbon & Glitter
Ellen @ This Hive. 
Brie @ Sophistifunk
Meghan @ More from Meg
Shannon @ Anchors Aweigh
Carley @ Suburban Sweets


Hope everyone has a fabulous FRIDAY!!! It's basically a free day for me at work considering the office move, lunch with some co workers, and a Sweet Treat Office Party this afternoon! Maybe this place isn't that bad afterall ~ until next month of course ha!

XoXo,