Wednesday, May 30, 2012

*a challenge*

hi! just stopping in to say i hope you're having a great week so far. yay for summer!!
i hosted a super fun princess party for sadie and her little friends last friday that turned out so adorable! (for some reason i can't get the pics to upload--i'll keep working on that)

starting today i'm doing a 30 day challenge (along with my sis) to not buy anything for myself for the entire month of june!  i shop entirely too much, sometimes just for entertainment, and i have way more clothes than one person would ever need, so no shopping for me! for a month at least ;)
but we are going to florida in june, so susanne said shopping on vacation doesn't count. ha ha!
i will let you know how it goes..

the blog will probably be a little quiet this summer, because we've got so many fun things planned, and i don't want to spend time blogging about them, just want to enjoy the summer with my girl (and mike of course!)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

a few new favorite things

just thought i would pop in with a few new things that i'm loving right now!

i wash my hands so many times a day that my manicures never last very long, but this diamond shine base/top coat by sally hansen is really helping to make my mani last longer.  and i love that it's a two in one product too :)  and this polish color by milani (i think it's tropical punch) is so cheerful and summery! and it looks really coral in the pic, but it's more of a hot pink..

and i did the buy two get one free deal at bath & body works this week and decided to try out the new malibu heat scent.  i really love it, although anything too overtly coconut is not my thing.  but the coconut scent isn't overpowering, so i'm really liking it.  i use the glowing body scrub in the shower for a refreshing and yummy smelling exfoliator, and the surf hair spray to get "beachy waves."
hope you're having a great weekend! i'm off to take care of my sweet sadie belle, who has an ear infection (again ;)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

goldie and some shoe drama

we have a new member of the family. his name is goldie. yes, he's a betta and not a goldfish, and yes it's a he not a she.

nana and sadie went to petco today and got him, and sadie is over the moon thrilled with her new pet!
here are the two friends together tonight. she kind of enjoys tapping his bowl and watching him swim around frantically, and she thought he needed a graham cracker for a snack this afternoon, but he seems to a resilient fish, so i'm sure were fine ;)
 and in other news,  i had a mortifying shoe experience today.  i had finished tanning (yes i know it's bad for my skin but i'm leaving for florida in 4 weeks and refuse to be pale), and was putting my clothes and shoes on when my shoe broke. it was a pair of wedges with just one strap across the toes.  i tried and tried to stick the strap back into the sole of the shoe, but it was NOT working, so i had to walk out of the tanning place with ONE SHOE ON! how embarrassing, but not only that, i had other errands to run, so i had to walk across traffic to the nearest shoe store with one wedge on and the other foot bare.  besides the fact that i was so embarrassed about walking around with only one shoe, the pavement was burning the sole of my foot.  and i was talking to myself saying "this is so mortifying. my feet are burning." and turned around to see a girl walking behind me. so not only was i the crazy lady with one shoe, but i was the one shoe-d crazy lady who talks to herself!!

thankfully, i found a pair of metallic madden girl adorable sandals on clearance for $15.99, so it turned out to be a happy ending!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

susanne and chris' anniversary

last night susanne, chris, and mckinlee came to mom's house so we could celebrate their 18th anniversary!  we had a taco dinner (chicken and beef), with beans, mexican rice, salsa, guacamole, fresh fruit, and cupcakes! it was absolutely delicious.

here are mck and i before dinner
 susanne and mom
 uncle nate and sadie belle-love this one!
 3 of us
 and 4 generations, so glad we got this picture, so special
 the anniversary family-they get more beautiful and handsome every year!
they got some great gifts which i didn't get pics of with my camera because i was taking pictures for susanne ;) but they got gift cards for their backyard, money, gc to dillard's for chris, and the gift horse for susanne (for pandora charms), and mck got some great stuff...meow perfume, gifts cards to beauty brands and target, a vera bradley beach towel, and other fun stuff!
 this was in our front yard this morning before our meeting...
don't they all look beautful?! mckinlee is growing up way too fast, she'll be 13 in a couple of weeks!
 this afternoon while sadie was napping, i went into michael's to get some things for the princess pool party i'm throwing later this month. fun!!
and i went to barnes & noble in search of a book about the paleo diet. i'm really interested in starting to eat this way, but wanted to do a little more research.  anybody out there familiar with it?
and i'm always in the mood for a summer book about the beach! have you read ten beach road? looks interesting!
happy sunday!