Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hello Again!

It’s been a couple weeks. I've missed blogging on a regular basis. I'm going to try and get back to posting a couple times a week. I'll start with a little catch-up. Here’s a photomontage that explains where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to the last couple of weeks. Be prepared for some wedding talk.

First off, we have made a couple trips down to NC to visit with my parents and do some wedding planning. Apparently, planning a wedding involves making a lot of decisions. The more time I spend in NC, the more I miss my home state. It really is a wonderful place!
This is how our wedding planning started. Sitting at the dining room table, making a note card for everything that has to be done, and then putting that into a timeline with due dates, assignments, and dividing up the tasks between everyone involved.
 My Dad is a great organizer (thank goodness).
And after careful deliberation and a few close calls, I found my wedding dress. This process was not easy for me. I really liked so many dresses and all of them were so different. I have never been one those of girls who was always dreaming about my dress so that made it difficult when I was presented with one beautiful dress after another. But I finally found the one, and I look forward to every time I get to put that dress on.
Football season has also started. Which means I hear the sounds of commentators, fans cheering, and Jay yelling at the TV a lot more in our house. Is it me, or is there always football on TV?
And last weekend we got some professional photographs taken by Willa J Photography. The photographer, Emily was so great to work with and I absolutely love her work! She was able to get some really nice shots of me and Jay. Our hope was to get a nice photo to put in our home town newspapers and I think: mission accomplished.
And this weekend we’re heading up to Chicago. My college roommate, Dorothy is getting married!!! I can’t wait to be with my Salem Sisters and meet Dorothy’s hubby to be! Aren't they cute?!?! This wedding is going to be so fun! Love you, Dorothy!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another reason to love Target

Just found out Missoni is sponsoring a line of clothes and home items at Target Sept. 13 – Oct. 22!!! Must go to Target and check it out. And apparently, this is such a hit the Target website has crashed! So I’ll be hitting Target up sometime this week to see what’s available. Woo to the hoo.
Must check out deals. Can’t wait and really wishing the Target website was functioning! Missoni has always been a bit wild for me, but I think having one piece would go a long way. Maybe a fun bag, pair of shoes, or scarf!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Busy Bee

Been busy lately. Pardon my absence. But I’ve been missing my blog. I promise to back be soon with a post!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Prepping for the weekend

This has been another one of “those” weeks at work. Ya’ll know what I’m talking about right? But it got a little better yesterday when my boss gave my 4, 2nd row tix to a Red Skins game tonight with free parking! Sweet. That makes this week a little better and I’ll be totally ready for the weekend by tomorrow after a good time tonight at a football game! Whoop.

A few of my favorite things

I was inspired by another blogger who listed some of her favorite things. Here are a few things I have been using for years. Literally. Years. I’m going back to middle school/high school for some of these things. Hey, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Right?

First, I've been using Clinique’s eye make-up remover forever.  I love how it works. I feel like it removes all my make-up while also moisturizing my eyes. It's also never irritated me eyes. Bonus, I love the color and the bottle. I just love the way it looks! 
I can’t remember the last time I did not have nail polish on my toes. Not kidding, I always have polish on my toes. Not sure why or how this developed, but I just like painted toes. I’m not fanatic about it or anything, I just always seem to get pedicures once a month; although sometimes I’ll go six weeks between. This is a little luxury that makes me feel relaxed. I generally get colors in the pink-to-burgundy range. I do switch it up sometimes, but not often.
This stuff is just awesome. Carmex. I use this every night before bed. Keeps lips super soft!
Best. Snack. Food. Ever. BBQ Baked Lays. If a bag of these are in our house, I cannot be stopped. Which is why we don’t get these often. Jay loves these too, so these bags really only last a couple days if we get them. My favorite are the single serving bags. That way, I can’t eat too many.
Halogen cardigans from Nordstrom. I have 5 of these in multiple colors. And I plan on getting a few more for the fall in some lovely jewel tones perhaps! They are durable, go great over cute tops for work, and aren’t too expensive. Love them. And I throw them in the washer and the dryer and they still seem like new. They’re great.

And last but not least, the Longchamp “Les Pliage” large tote bag. I’m on my second one in 3 years. First I had the “bilberry” one. I replaced that one last week with this new "deep red" one and love it! The new color fall colors they have out are great.