Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving ReCap

Thanksgiving was fabulous! I just love having four days off to enjoy friends, family and food!! We had a busy and relaxing weekend (if you can put the two together). Thursday afternoon, we headed out to the horse race track to bet on some pony's. We have done this the last few years, and always have a blast going. My parents, aunt and uncle, cousins and some family friends all went. Even though its exciting just to be there, it is really more fun when you win... well, I didnt win! Not one single race. G did end up winning one superfecta that put him a head, but no one else seemed to have the same luck! Oh well. Thursday night, we headed to G's family's for turkey dinner and it was delicious!
Friday was a pretty relaxing day. G had to work a little bit, so I went to my parents to hang out with them and do some walking on the treadmill with dad. That night we ended up at G's aunts house (they are friends with my parents) for the traditional "Friends Thanksgiving". And another great meal.
I cannot remember what we did saturday afternoon.. I think I got a bit of work done, walked again with dad maybe, who knows. UK (my team!) played Tennessee that night, so we went to the local pub to watch the game.. And such a good game it was (going in to OT), even though UK lost (for the 26th time against UT... ugh!). Maybe next time.
Sunday, we decided to go get our Xmas tree. It was the quickest trip to get a tree I have ever done. We have gone to cut it down in the past, but this year, we didnt feel like making the track, only to get a sad looking tree. So we headed down to the nearest tree place (they set them up all over the city every year) and picked out a wonderful tree in about 5 minutes. They cut it, wrapped it and put it in our car... done in 10! haha. So we spent the rest of the afternoon decorating and even made a trip to Garden Ridge for a new mirror for above our mantel. Very successful day!
This week is going to be a doozy though. I have so much to do, and really not enough time. Tonight we are heading to the UK basketball game with friends. Tomorrow night I am getting my hair cut (pics to come), wednesday night I have to go to Sam's for food for our "cabining" trip this weekend. Thursday, prepare for trip, friday we leave... ugh.. and that is all on top of my personal work that I have to do for clients, Xmas shopping and G and I want to take our pic for our Xmas card too!! UGH. Never enough hours in the day.
Hope your week is better than mine. :)

Check out this picture we almost bought (not really) at Garden Ridge.. Charlie's graduation pic.. I cant help but think this is hilarious!!!(I think it looks JUST like him!!)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I wish I had some great thing to blog about today.. but I dont. Been a little busy this week, but nothing of note.
So I'll just leave it by saying:

HAPPY TURKEY DAY! to you and yours :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Xmas Shopping


It's the time of year to start thinking about Xmas shopping. I really cant believe where the year has gone that we are already talking about Christmas. Ugh. It just flies. Especially this month of November. I feel like yesterday was Halloween!
But thankfully, I dont really have too big of a list to shop for: my parents, sister, husband (our 1st Xmas as a married couple!! lol) are the primary people. Then we do a gift exchange with both of my parents families, so that's anther 2 people. Then G's dad and stepmom, step dad and his aunts and uncles... which he's helping me with these people.. not my family ;) So I have gathered some ideas, but am still working on them. Luckily, me and the girlfriends are heading to the outlets tomorrow!! I am pumped. Not only to do some Xmas shopping, but also to find things for ME! That's so bad, I know. But I can also gather things for my own "want" list.
My mom wants us to supply her a list of what we want for Xmas. This list is usually hard to come up with, at least at first. Like, right now, I havent a clue as to what I want. Clothes are ALWAYS a must, since I am constant purger of clothes (and I hate everything I own at the moment). And I am in need of dress pants for work. But other than that, I dont know. It's so hard to come up with a list, and also considering we got so much stuff for the wedding, we dont really need any housewares either. Listen to me, complaining about not knowing what people should buy me.. terrible! (But I'll figure it out :)~ )
Are you ready for Xmas shopping? And do you have your list!?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sobering words?

We've all done it. Gone out for a night of drinking and having fun, and inevitably something embarrassing happens. Now it could be something physical, like your butt showing out of your short dress when you are doing some serious dance moves (you know who you are ;) ). Or, it could be something verbal, mental thoughts that you usually reserve just for your own mind, when suddenly they come spilling out. This is what happens to me. I tend to say things, out loud, that are only for my ears! Why, why, why?! And this in turn, makes the person whom you are speaking to, extremely embarrassed and uncomfortable.
One thing that makes me feel better about the whole process, is hopefully these embarrassing words are spoken to those whom I can trust and who are great friends. And, in hoping that, I also hope that they don't take what I say to heart and can let it be a funny experience.
But then again, isn't the saying "A drunk mans words are a sober mans thoughts"?! I don't like that, but maybe its true.... sometimes.. not all the time.
But seriously, this is why I don't go out drinking like I used to. Bars used to be a place to go find cute boys, and drink till you had enough courage to say something... but now, since I have a cute boy (and am married to a cute boy), bars have a whole new meaning. And I don't really know how to act. It's weird and frustrating. I don't want to make an ass out of myself by saying or doing something retarded or inappropriate. I am way more self conscious now than I ever was back in the "glory days". It's kind of an odd phenomena. You would think one would be more worried about what they looked like and how they acted when trying to find a mate, not when they already have one!
I need to get over this. I need to let go and have fun. My husband sure thinks I do.

I just don't want to say something stupid. :(

Monday, November 16, 2009

Yes Please!


I am such a nerd. But I totally just preordered my tickets to go see New Moon!!

Yes, I realize this is a teeny-bopper movie, but every girl I know that has read it is in LOVE. Actually, to be really honest, I love the first book. Twilight was amazing. I managed to finish the entire book on my 8 hour flight back from Italy last year. This was before I knew the craze that was happening around these books. And since I so loved the first, I had to buy the entire set. And I must say, the next three werent nearly as good as the first. BUT.... I am still going to see the new movie. I mean, hello!, It's Edward Cullen!

And in spirit of the new movie I am currently rereading Twilight.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Skinny vs. Healthy


I just read this quote from Kate Moss

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” on People

And at first, I was pretty disgusted with this kind of thinking. I mean, what is she trying to say? That she would starve herself to be skinny? (I mean, it is Kate Moss). But I think there are many ways to take this statement. I began reading some of the comments left on this article and a few I agreed with and a few I didnt.

I can see how people would be turned off by the comment. Claiming she is setting a bad example for others. I can also see, though, how those who have lost a lot of excess weight may want to use this as a motivation to keep the calories, portions and what not in control.

My issue comes when people make statements like "I would change it to read 'Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels". I get it. It is probably a better way to say this. But it's a problem when it comes from people that area really too skinny but dont want to be viewed that way. They want to say, I'm not too thin, I'm "healthy" BS! What I am trying to say is, there are people out in the world today, mainly 20-something girls, who like to say "I'm healthy". Right. At 5'7" and 105 lbs, that is not "healthy". There is a trend to replace the word skinny with healthy. These are NOT interchangeable!

Ugh. This thought process drives me up a wall. It doesnt even make sense. And plus the fact, that most girls I know, want to be SKINNY! not "healthy". Just state what you mean. Dont try to go around it by claiming something different. Sorry to rant, but geezus. Just say it, "I want to be skinny!" There I did. I feel better.

I dont even know if this post makes sense.. but my models in the photo are "healthy" ;)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Judd's need some serious help

Anyone else watch the CMAs last night?
I only watched part of it, because I had to catch up on my So You Think You Can Dance, but the parts that I caught were pretty good.
Except for the Judd's! Anyone see this craziness. Wynonna and Naomi are some crazy looking people. What is wrong with their faces? Someone please help these women. And Wynonna had a bad attitude last night while standing on stage with her mother... get over it lady.

check it

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Amenone


I LOVE this flower. I dont know why I didn't use it in my own bouquet for my wedding (probably because I didnt know the name of it, and my mind was all over the place). But I think it is an excellent flower for black and white weddings that are a little more modern. They come in a variety of colors but the white with the black centers are my favorite. I had to do a bit of research today to find out what they were called (and finding pictures of just the flower are hard to find too).

I thought I was kind of over all this wedding stuff, and really I am glad I dont have to plan my own any more, but some of it is still fun to look at. Plus, I am gathering design inspiration for 2 different invitations that I am going to be creating. So, as sad as it may sound, I did pre-order my copy of Southern Weddings Magazine yesterday. I just couldn't help my self. I love that site because of all the fabulous ideas everyone has. It definitely gave me inspiration for my own wedding.

But here is another picture of some beautiful amenone bouquets. I found them at this site: Wedding Planner Unveiled. And she even gives some more information on them.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy B-day CB!


I almost totally forgot my d-o-double G's birthday!
Happy Birthday Charles Baxter!!

Add..

In getting back to my love for all things design and art related, I am on a serious hunt for any and all inspiration. This including design blogs, creative supplies, great art articles, etc etc. Please forward them on to me. I am hoping to start a blog for my small business soon and want some great ideas to pull from.
One of my designer friends forwarded me on this blog
http://www.designspongeonline.com/
And I think its just fabulous! So check it out and send me on your design/creative inspirations!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Better blog

I have recently discovered that I need more "meat" to my blogs. There is a lot of stuff I could talk about that would interest my readers more than "what's on my mind today". So, I am going to try my best to have more interesting/relevant topics for my readers. And more pictures too.
I love the idea of blogging, but my life is so hectic these days, I dont have the time I would like to put into blogging. (or maybe I'm not really a blogger). But there are tons of things out there to be inspired by to read.
I need to make a list. Lists are my life these days. And lists are tangible. I can check things off of lists. Even though my list is never complete, I do feel a sense of accomplishment when things are checked off.
So here are some tips I found about better blogging that I will share, and try to follow:

Briefly, some tips:

  1. Write to be helpful.
  2. Be brief.
  3. Tell a story.
  4. Connect others, if appropriate.
  5. Share. Often.
  6. Don’t overthink it. (It’s a blog, not a dissertation.)
  7. But be thoughtful.
  8. Don’t be mean.
  9. Publish often enough to build a relationship.
  10. But be mindful of your audience’s time.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Things are rolling

My passions may have just been started. I have been asked to do, not one, but THREE! different wedding invitations for friends. I am ecstatic. And I am crossing my fingers that everything goes smoothly and works out. I have been on a hunt for a good local printer and I need to start a file of inspiration designs.
Today I have even contacted a letterpress company that isnt to far from me, so that hopefully I will have that as an option as well -- since we all know I LOVE letterpress! EEKS. I am just so thrilled.
This is what I want to do. I think I could really be passionate about all of this. I love it. And I like the idea of making pretty things, and having new clients all the time, and letting my creative juices flow.
I have been so inspired ever since I created my own and am so thrilled to hopefully be creating more for some wonderful people. I'll let you know how the process goes once things get more underway.
Oh happy day!