Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway from Jackpot Designs. The winner is Jennifer who says she likes the teal labels best.

Thanks again to Morgan for sponsoring the giveaway. Check out her etsy store here. She  has tons of cute labels and they are very affordable.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Weekend Recap

We had a great weekend in Sandbridge, Virginia. We got home this afternoon with two exhausted children who had the best time playing in the pool and sand with their grandparents and cousins! Highlights of the weekend included a trip to the Pungo Strawberry Festival and a boat cruise to the Baja!

We have a busy week ahead of us that involves my company picnic and a girls night so I am not doing a formal menu planner. I did run out to Trader Joe's today to get some of their dinner items. I purchased fresh (not frozen) Southwestern Stuffed Chicken Breasts that we ate for dinner tonight. They were delicious. I also purchased  fresh pesto tortellini and frozen mandarin orange chicken to be  served over rice. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!

Last Day to Register for Giveaway!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! So excited for the start of summer.

Don't forget to register to my giveaway. Today is  the last day to sign up. Click here for a chance to win!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

A guest post from Frankie :)

Such a big weekend, I had to break up the bloggy posts into a couple different ones haha
This, however, totally deserves it's own post anyhow :) A guest post from... Frankie!

Yesterday, I woke up and wanted to go on a Field Trip...

"Mommm take me somewhere today Puhhleasee!"

So what is a good mother to do? Take her baby with her on errands of course! Love my mom!

This time instead of my usual spot in the carseat, I decided to sit in the back window like a cat hahaha??

Off to Lowes we go... I love it there, I always see someone I know!
 Plus my two fave uncles work there, lol  :)

What a good boy, right in the buggy guarding my mom's purse! :)
 (Yes I say buggy, chris makes fun of me, what else is it called? a cart? doesn't sound as cute!?)

After almost 3 hours at Lowes buying goods for the flip house... I am dying of a thirst when we get back in the car, so what else is there to do besides drink my mom's ice water .. duh!!
So Spoiled!

We get back home... and I believe I got the best present of the day!!! Perfect for Summer!

Bahahahaha A Baby Frankie Pool :)
Love it!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
XO - Frankie
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Engagey Party!

On Friday night we had an engagement party to go to... one of my best friends, Stephanie, will wed her love this October on a cruise! Our friend Kelly's parents were gracious enough to host an engagement party for Stephanie and Levi and it was beautiful! Great food, people, location! We all had a blast!

Girlfriends since the ... 5th grade...? I believe?? Wow, I feel old kind of? Haha. <3 you ladies!

Kelly's parents have the most awesome outdoor area you have ever seen... you literally feel like you are at Drake's (non Lex friends, Drake's is our favorite fun place to eat and hang out!) Let me show you a little of what we enjoyed that evening...

 Is that the most amazing outdoor area you have ever seen? Obsessed. I would never go inside the house!

 Loved the flowers in the pool... perfect touch Sharon! :)

Ok if you like Cucumbers... and alcohol...you need to know about this! I am not a huge drinker, like maybe a beer every now and then... I am not a fan of Vodka or anything grossy like that...but this drink was UNBELIEVABLE! "Effen" Cucumber... AMAZE! Next time you are at Drakes you HAVE.TO.TRY.ONE! Not an option. They are sooo yummy!!! It is safe to say it was the hit of the night! I don't know what's in it (and I wouldn't give it away anyway Mark haha) but all I know is you need one. Soon. :)

Stephanie and Kelly, with Sharon (Kelly's mom) who was the perfect hostess!

A few more pics from the evening...

Jenna and her oh-so-cute baby bump! It's a girl! :)

Lindsey & Mason

Leah & Jed (who may have cracked me up the most that night, Jed was OOC haha)

Eric & Chrissy (cutest Godson, Connor's, mommy and daddy)

BFF :)

Mark & I (Kelly's dad, love him, great night, thanks again!)

Love my girls!

Chris & I (not sure what happened to my hair by this point, vom! ignore ha!)

By the end of the night, Chrissy was OOC, and here are two pics to prove it... ;)

And then in the car... hahahahaha she got attacked by a lint roller....
A perfect end to a perfect night!
Congrats Steph and Levi! We love you!
Can't wait for the Couple's Shower... I better get to planning ;)

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Friday, 27 May 2011

It's the little things....

Last weekend, we purchased this nozzle for our hose. I LOVE it! Previously, we had one that leaked water all over the place so we really  could  only go up from there but this sprayer is the best! It has 7 patterns and  works so well. What a steal for $6.97. Click here to purchase one for yourself.

I have been doing a lot of watering. Look at our garden now! We have our first tomato!

Here is our garden in April when we started.

And now at the end  of  May! It looks a mess but there is nothing I can do about it. The tomato plants are so tall.

Our first tomato!

We have been doing a ton of work in our yard and there is still so much to be done. Here is my flower garden near that patio that I re-planted this spring. Everything is growing so well this year.

Flower Garden Early Spring

Flower Garden Now

Don't forget to register for the giveaway from JACKpot Designs. Click here for more details. Have a great holiday weekend!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Re: RHWNJ from last blog :)

Looks like I saw this feud coming haha... look what I stumbled upon at the grocery this morning....

Excuse the yuck pic, my phone camera is not the best :(

The skinny on it is pretty much what I said yesterday... Teresa let the fame of the show go to her head, when her sister-in-law, Melissa, was asked to be on the show, she got mad and jealous and didn't want the spotlight to be on anyone else but her. So it has started a fight with their family and friends. Just thought it was kind of funny ... and that for those of you who are watching the show, you might have to run out and grab you the new Life & Style issue :)

PS. For those of you who watched the Bachelor and obsessed with Miss Emily like I did, I'm not so sure what to believe on this article...? I think I am still in denial of who she really is as a person lol she has me snowed! Poor Brad! :(

Happy Thursday!

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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Long time no talk!

Geez I feel like it is has been FOREVER since I have paid attention to my little bloggy (reality is only 6 days but danggg feels like a lifetime!)... Work has kept me insanely busy!! (Not complaining, love that houses are selling and people are buying!)

This will be a bunch of randomness, apologizing now for it. I have so much stuff to cram in :)

First and foremost, a funny real estate story that unfortunately for me is a true one...
I was in desperate need of new summer wedges, like major! So I went to Aldo in the mall (first time I've been in there I guess I have been under a rock apparently but they have super cute wedges). I found a really cute pair... don't you agree?
I thought to myself, these are kinda tall, but I can handle them. I go meet BFF to show her and her husband houses, as soon as she gets out of the car, she judges them ha (thanks Chrissy) and I know she thinks they look like stripper shoes but I thought they looked summer'ish AND I had them on with skinny jeans, not a skanktified short skirt or anything. To make it even better, she doens't like them but her husband did hahaha (which means obviously they looked a little stripperish I guess). THEN I go to my next scheduled showing to another friend and her boyfriend (Ellen I hope you are reading this). I have now had these shoes on for over 9 hours and it's starting to get a little hard to walk, feet are hurting, but I am trooper and need to break them in. As soon as we walk outside to the back patio of the house (mind you it is bricked and I am going to say a little unleveled to make myself feel better), I totally bite the dust and fall flat on my face! Lovely! Does that instill confidence that your Realtor is professional? Probably not hahahaha thank goodness they laughed it off and lucky for me today he made an offer on the house!!!! Yay Kevin! :)
Moral to the story, cute shoes but... must.learn.to.walk.first ;)
Next topic of discussion... we had a garage sale last weekend! It was insane, I got 3 hours of sleep the night before in preparation for this thing. Neighbors probably thought we were hoarders but I just had so many clothes and toys and nonsense to get rid of and I can't stand all this crap everywhere so I decided if it hadn't been touched in 4 months, it was GONE! We did pretty good, sold a pretty good amount of stuff (even though I sold things for $1 that probably cost me $50, oh well guess thats what a garage sale is all about.) The rest I am taking to consignment and then what does not sell there is going to the Southland Helping Through Him shelters I think :) I went all out with tables (thanks Carla for letting me borrow, and Chris for going to get them at midnight the night before ha!) and had everything organized by size, etc. I know my garage sale visitors loved my OCD!
Pretty neat and folded :) Helps them sell I think.
Before the garage sale I decided to go cash in all my change I had been saving in a jar for the last few months. OK people, if you have never used Coinstar at Kroger you are missing out!!!!! At first I was a little embarrased I won't lie. I thought people would judge and think "oh she's carrying a Louis but, broke and cashing in her change, what a freak" hahaha but truth of the matter was, I was kind of excited. Once I started pouring the change in there, I felt like I was at the gambling boat and on a slot machine! (Cathi you would have been in heaven lol) All my change (which Chris said would be $20-$30 ended up being...
Yep, that's right... $100. So excited! That is even after Kroger only took $9 I think for the "convenience" charge of not having to roll your coins and take them to the bank! Love it! Will totally obsess over saving more change so I can go back again! lol

Lastly, I am two weeks late on this but... the crazy biotches are BACK!

Which team are you on??

                            Team Teresa & Joe?                           OR                Team Melissa & Joe?
This one is really a toss up for me. Before this season I really liked Teresa. I felt like she had more than enough reasons to flip the table, be crazy, cuss Danielle, etc. But this year, I am just not sure about her. I think Melissa is a little provoking and has a lot to do with tearing apart the siblings...BUT I do feel that Teresa probably did ignore them when she was high flutin' with her new cookbook and reality show last year. I think I need to watch more before I can choose a team... How about you all??
Well I think that's it for this now... oh one last thing... in case you were wondering....
He's still as sweet as ever ;) <3
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