Sunday, July 31, 2011

BFF's

I went in to give Princess a goodnight kiss and this is what I walked in to see


How freakin' cute are they?!




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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Goodwill Treasures

I decided to make a trip to Goodwill today, it was 50% off day and I usually find some great deals at my local Goodwill stores. Today was definitely no different. As soon as we walked in we saw the racks of jewelry and I found these three and snapped them right up.

First, these silver dangle earrings. I absolutely love these earrings. They sparkle and shine beautifully and are really comfortable. They don't make any annoying jingle sounds so that is a bonus.

Secondly, I found this strand of beads. They range from small to super big and chunky beads. When they are not looped twice, they reach to almost my belly button!

Lastly, I saw this necklace and loved it immediately. It has beads, chain, gems all together. This one too comes pretty close to my belly button when its not looped twice.

Fortunately I was also able to find some great clothes for Princess and the upcoming school year. Dresses, skirts and a few pairs of shorts all in great condition!

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Hail To The V

I saw this commercial the other day, you know the one...the Summer's Eve - Hail to the V. In Case you haven't seen it yet here it is for your viewing pleasure.



Every time I see this commercial I crack up. Partly because it's just funny but also partly because I've asked around and there are some men who totally agree about the all powerful V!


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Friday, July 29, 2011

My Hair

This post is of the utmost importance..its about my hair. Seriously, I go through phases like once a year about wanting to chop off all my hair. Then as soon as it's gone, I want it long again. So I set to growing it out. The last time I cut my hair was early last fall and now its finally long enough for me to wear a side braid - super exciting times for me!



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I'm THAT Girl

I was reading over at A Complete Waste of Makeup the other day, this post about what kind of girl Neely is and it inspired me to come up with my own list about what kind of girl I am. So here goes...

I'm totally THAT girl who has the best of intentions in regards to mailing out Christmas cards...I will get them all ready and then realize I never mailed them until like June.

I'm totally THAT girl who buys my daughter all the Barbie movies so I can watch them.

I'm totally THAT girl who buys gorgeous high heels but very rarely wears them because they kill my feet. I just can.not.help myself!

I'm totally THAT girl who blasts the radio to my favorite Xtina, Britney, Pink or Bieber songs and then sings at the top of my lungs.

I'm totally THAT girl who wants to be all things Martha Stewart but fails miserably at most of them.

I'm totally THAT girl who has champagne taste on a really cheap beer budget ;)

What about you, what kind of girl are you?

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

What I'm Playing Thursday!

I have been finding all sorts of new blogs lately and I am in love! All things girly, feminine, pink, sparkly and shiny; that is what I am finding! One of my new finds is We're Just Like You Only Prettier, anyway, she does a feature called What I'm Playing Thursday and I wanna play along!

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Adele - Rollin' in the deep


Selena Gomez - Love you like a love song


Demi Lovato - Skyscraper


Christina Aguilera - Candyman


Are you playing? Go grab the link and link up at We're just like you only prettier

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I just found this new blog that is so great...Little Daisy May and she does a feature every Wednesday called What I Love Wednesday! I am going to be linking up today and hopefully every Wednesday. So check it out and join me!


Some things I'm loving today...




And as always...my amazing Hubby and fantastic Princess


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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer THE Dog

I just realized that I have never introduced you to our puppy, Summer.


The story of how Summer came to be part of the family goes like this...

Our family had been talking about getting a dog for a really long time. We had even tried out a couple of dogs over the years. When Hubby and I first got married, he had 2 daschunds (wiener dogs) named Barron and Tashia. They were good dogs, if a little ahh...crazy. See they had a Napoleon complex. They would go after the biggest baddest dogs they could find to prove they were badass dogs even though they barely reached your kneecaps when they stood on their hind legs. Anyway, when we found out we were pregnant we decided to have my 1 year old nephew over to see how the dogs would do with small kids. They failed. Big time. So after much thought and trying to find the right rescue, we took them to a daschund rescue. Hubby was so upset about it, he is a huge dog lover...me, not so much. I prefer fish. Fish are easy to take care of, you don't have to clean up poop or puke or hair. I digress..anywho. We got our first dog a few years ago, Jack a black lab. He was 7 and not fixed and was a NIGHTMARE. Not a good family dog. So we had to rehome him. A few months later we tried a female beagle, Daisy. She was a good dog, but she was older and set in her ways. And I was allergic to her. Every time I was in the same room with her I couldn't breathe, was sneezing up a storm and my eyes would water horribly. So we gave her back to the family we had gotten her from. After that I was pretty hesitant to try any other dogs. But Hubby and the little princess decided they just couldn't live without a dog. Hubby decided to start doing some research on dogs that are good for people with allergies and that are great family dogs. The one breed that met those requirements was a Boxer. So, I didn't make any promises, but I said ok we can start looking at Boxers and if we find the right one, we can talk.

A few weeks before Christmas, a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she needed to rehome her 9 month old female Boxer. So I emailed her and asked her to tell me about the dog. We decided to have them bring the dog over to our house so they could see where she would be living and how we all got along with her. Now, I should tell you, as soon as I saw her picture I fell in love with her. I just wanted to snuggle her face. She is a brindle boxer with the black mug and huge brown eyes. She has the sweetest disposition. We had them bring her over when princess was at school so that it could be a big surprise if we ended up getting her. Hubby and I fell in love with her and after spending about an hour with her, the family took her home and we told them we would talk about it and let them know. The next day we decided we would adopt her. We made arrangements for them to bring her back over a couple of days before Christmas. Princess was speechless she was so surprised.



Summer has fit in with our family so well right from the start. She is the sweetest puppy and is so loving and gentle with all of us. She has her hyper moments, but she is a puppy after all. She loves to chase laser lights and if there is a ball anywhere around you can believe she will chase that sucker down and make sure she kills it. She loves to go to the dog park and run like the wind. It's fun to watch her take off like a shot as soon as she gets in the gate and all the other dogs chase her trying to catch up. We ♥ our Summer dog.


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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Up In The Air

Things are a little up in the air again around here. Hubby has decided he really wants to change careers. So we have been working on his resume and looking at opportunities. We are looking at moving to Iowa, yes, still. Luckily hubby has friends who have some contacts at a company he is applying to. I just hit the submit button to send his resume/cover letter in for the position he really wants. Cross your fingers that he at least gets an interview!
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Nail Color of the Week

My daughter and I try to do our nails together once a week. This week, for the first time ever I let her do her own nails. She didn't do too bad (for a 6.5 year old she did great!).

My color of the week is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails - White Out. It's one of my favorites for this time of year!


What is your favorite color of the moment?
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FitBloggin' Local

I have decided to get back to blogging regularly...again. I always seem to have the best of intentions and life gets crazy and the blog is the first thing to drop off my 'to-do list'.

Over the last year I have made a lot of changes in my life and one of the big ones is that I started Weight Watchers and started doing yoga daily. I dropped 52 lbs! Over the last 2 months though, even that has taken a backseat to 'life'. So I am getting back into the swing of things with WW and yoga as well. As part of that I have started a FitBloggin' Local Community on Meetup. I am looking forward to making some new friends who are on the same road of creating a healthier version of ourselves.

What about you? Are you in the same boat as so many of us?
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