Monday, June 16, 2014


My birthday is just around the corner and I am here to give all of you ladies a little tip. I'm not sure if it's because I bought something from them once or just hopped on their mailing list, but each year before my birthday, my good friend Tory Burch sends me an email code for $50 off anything online or in-store. Now, $50 can get you nowhere fast with TB, but I always choose to pick up a cute little something (from the sale section usually) and thanks to Tory's generosity, it usually only costs me about $10-$15 out of pocket.

Last year I "bought" myself this cute little card case, perfect for a pool or beach bag or tossed in a clutch for a night out:

and this year, I picked up this sporty little makeup bag, perfect for holding some odds and ends in my purse.

Happy birthday to me!

Friday, April 04, 2014


Things I Am Currently Obsessed With:

Polish Changes (did this for the first time last week; half the price of a manicure! Can't beat it)
Avocado (Eating healthy again so putting this on a salad is *almost* as good as having cheese)
A-Day (Making big plans to be on the Plains in a few weeks! Anyone else gonna be there?)
Working out in the AM (On a roll! 10 straight workdays!)
Tuesdays at Fresh Market (Have to thank the Bunko ladies for this tip: Fresh Market has a great sale on Tuesdays where a lot of their meat is marked down to 2.99/lb. Their organic chicken is so good I swear I can taste a difference. If you have a Fresh Market near you, sign up for their mailing list to get the deals via email)
George W. Bush and his art (Did you see the story on the Today Show this morning? Adorable)

What's cooking with you all? Any new fun discoveries to share with the class?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Two years ago, the Cajun in our office ordered an authentic king cake straight from her hometown and had it shipped to work so that we could celebrate Mardi Gras in high style. I was THRILLED that my piece of cake had the baby in it! That king cake baby was good luck: within 12 months, I was promoted, became an aunt, moved into my lovely little condo and starred in a play. It was a fantastic year!

Well the king cake baby has struck again. Last month my piece had the baby in it and what do you know? A days ago, I got promoted! Exciting times. I wonder what else that little king cake baby has up his sleeve! Any guesses?

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Guess whose first date was a year ago today? Woohoo! So much has happened in a year, with so much still to come. Cheers to us!

Saturday, February 08, 2014


"This is His Plan A for us."

This statement sums up my friend Jamie's attitude toward receiving some news about her baby less than halfway through her second pregnancy. Please visit her blog, Normal As We Know It, and witness their testimony unfold.

Friday, February 07, 2014


Every time I log onto Pinterest, I see that cute little blonde in her cute little outfits from Impressions Boutique in Arkansas and so I click over to their website. But I am leery, leery, leery of ordering clothes off the internet. Especially when you have 7 days to return them for credit, no refunds.

But, right before Christmas, in the middle of “Do Not Spend Any Money On Yourself Right Now” December (anyone else celebrate that holiday?), they put a bunch of their PIKO 1988 shirts on sale. Have you seen these? They look SO comfortable. I had been eyeing them for months, but again – so leery of ordering clothes online when I can't get a refund. But, the sale was enough to make me bite the bullet and so I ordered one.

Well I LOVE it. It was tight in the arms at first (has since stretched out a little) but VERY roomy in the torso, which is kind of the point I guess. No one has asked me if I’m pregnant (Yet! Winning!) so I don’t think it’s TOO blousy, but it’s definitely blousy enough. For braver, shorter souls, it would look great with leggings. Is it Matthew's favorite shirt that I own? Not by a long shot. OH WELL.

My advice if you order one: they are kind of thin, so I am not sure it would work for me in a lighter color. But the dark gray one I got is awesome. I will be watching their sales to order one in black and maybe burnt orange.

Oh look, here’s a super awkward picture of me* and my PIKO shirt with Shaquille O'Neal in Las Vegas! Does he look ridiculous or WHAT? Unfortunately Shaq was far too focused on M’s Auburn hat to notice anything else anyone else was wearing; otherwise, I'm sure he would have said "cool shirt!"

*Please cut me some slack, I had been up since 5 am.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014


I miss California. A month ago today, we were Pasadena-via-Vegas bound. I was SO SMUG that we had missed the worst weather of the winter. Surely it wouldn't get into single digits again! Oh how wrong I was.

Someone in this photo (not me) has watched the SEC championship game 6 times (5 on TV, once in person). A month later and neither of us have been able to watch the BCS game again.

I'm glad that I went, though. I swore up and down after Glendale that when the next one rolled around, I would not miss it if at all humanly possible. Plus, with the changes to the system taking place next year, getting into the title game will be a mad, expensive dash.

The loss stung but all in all, we had a fun trip! War Eagle!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014


Well. I just paid $12 to to renew this blog for another year. Where should we start?

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