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I am a 20 something Florida girl who loves the Lord, planning parties, traveling, and most importantly spending time with my wonderful husband and two little girls, Georgia & Ivy.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July

I love the festivities that come along with 4th of July. It also makes me remember my grandfather who passed away as that is his birthday and my dad's birthday is July 5th so there are lots of things to celebrate. We have a busy weekend and I will be sure to take pictures. Our friends dad is turning 50 and they are having a huge 4th of July/birthday celebration on Saturday at their house. It will be a great time and I will take some pictures of our weekend with friends and family. I hope everyone has a safe and blessed 4th of July.

Here are some of my favorite 4th of July desserts and party ideas I have been saving on my computer as I see them.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oklahoma Recap

It's sad to admit, but we did not take one picture while we were out in Oklahoma. My sister and I both forgot our cameras and my brother did not have one!

Thursday we arrived and my brother took us to a great restaurant called The Ranch, it is very similar to Ruth's Chris if your familiar with that. It was absolutely delicious! Then we went to a local bar to watch a concert, Stoney Larue. My brother really likes them. It was so interesting as hot as it was out in Oklahoma this place did not have any air condition barely. We stood in front of the fan the entire night, but had a good time.

Friday we woke up and went to this BBQ place called Leo's by the look of the outside of the building it looked pretty scary, but my brother reassured me as this was on the show Diners Drive Ins and Dives on the food network channel. They had an interesting assortment of food and I am not much to venture out like my sister does, so I just had a beef brisket sandwich which was great. Every meal was served with some sort of cake with strawberries on top which was out of this world.
I told my brother since I was out in Oklahoma that I wanted to get some authentic boots. I do have some boots at home but they are from target and aren't the real deal. So off to the store we went and it was amazing the rows and rows of boots they had in all different designs and colors. I should have took a picture of that because down in Jacksonville we don't have to many places like that other than Western World, but it didn't even compare. But my sister and I both found some boots and I love them!

Saturday my brother and his girlfriend had a party at their house for my sister and I. We got to meet 30 or 40 of their friends and co workers so it was nice. We just hung by the pool and enjoyed delicious food. We had a great time in Oklahoma. It was a lot more than I expected and it was great to see my brother!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oklahoma Bound

Hubs and I had a great little day together. Jeff took a half day off from work because I am heading out of town for the weekend with my sister to visit our brother in Oklahoma. He moved out there last year as he got a job with the oil industry. He seems to have quite a few fun things planned for us to do this weekend so we are excited. So Jeff and I went to the town center for some lunch and looking around and then we went to watch Hangover 2. I have to say that I was not that impressed with the movie. Yes, there definitely are some funny parts but it wasn't anything special to me. We then stopped by home depot to pick up some goodies for Jeff.

I am so proud of my husband. He kicks butt at work and works so hard and it has paid off! He got a bonus today for selling so much so I am super proud of him. He called me to tell me this first and I was super excited and then said hey let's by Jaguar season tickets. It's nice since Jeff does work for the company that bought naming rights to the stadium they get a small discount. We were debating it but I was sort of up in the air as I am not sure I will be making it to all the games,but I said what the heck since I know Jeff is such a die hard fan (not sure why since we never win, but he would kill me if he knew i wrote that) and I admit I tend to have fun tailgating and eating stadium hot dogs! So our Sundays during the fall will be fun of tailgates and football.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Off to Oklahoma I go.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Something's Gotta Give

Men should not be allowed to go the grocery store! I was not feeling to great tonight, so I had Jeff run up to the store to get me some water as I drank the rest of our bottled water. One thing on his list you would think he would be able to handle it. He comes home with countless bottles of gatorade and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. There is a reason I do not have chips, ice creams, cookies or any other deliciousness in my house as I have 0 self control. Note to self never ask Jeff to go run an errand for me!

There are so many houses in movies/tv shows that I just fall in love with like Father of the Bride, Mr and Mrs. Smith, The Notebook, Proposal, Secretariat, The Parent Trap, Brother & Sisters, Gilmore Girls and many many more.

I have to say one house that I just absolutely love so many things about is from the moving Somethings Gotta Give. Erica's bedroom with the bay windows where her desk is probably one of my favorite things, but check out some of these photos.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Vue Wedding

Love the lounge area. Pictures taken by Vue Photography.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Weekend!

I have to say I have one of the greatest dad's around. can't wait to spend Father's Day with him!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What to do?

Upside of being a teacher you get summer off, downside of being a teacher is you get the summer off! I have so much free time and I get bored pretty quickly. There are only so many times one person can work out a day. So what I do best is go shopping, which my husband wants to strangle me when I do.

I have got all sorts of goods for my friends couple shower online. Here is a little part of one things I really looking forward to getting that I just love. I will post pictures after the shower of it as it's going to be pretty awesome.

I also picked up a new bathing suit and cover up for our cruise on Victoria Secret's website today as everything is on sale.

I am ready for some of our vacations to get here! Next week I am off to see my brother and then we are on the go constantly after that, so I can't wait!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday!

Jeff and I had a fun filled weekend and I finally recovered from my lack of sleep today! It is our friend Leslie's birthday today, but we celebrated it on Saturday. So a few girls went out to the beach just to relax in the sun and then we celebrated all night long into the wee hours of the night. This is extremely not the norm for Jeff and I to stay out like our good old college days, so man did I sleep at least half of the day on Sunday and still was exhausted. But we had a lot of fun and I hope you have a wonderful birthday Les!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Skinny Girl Margarita

I love me some margaritas, but when I started weight watchers a couple months back i realized that margaritas were no longer going to be apart of my life as they are 9 points. That is close to half of my day worth of points on one drink. I love watching Bethenny's shows so i heard of skinny girl margaritas and figured it would be something I would like, but never have gone out and bought it. Well I did and I think its absolutely delicious and get this for 8 oz it is only 2 points! I think I am in love!!

Great drink for the summertime!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


It if officially Summer for me! woo hoo! I have to admit it was hard to say bye to my kids yesterday. It was my first year of teaching with my own class, so the kids made me this cute scrapbook with pictures and they each decorated a page with a poem, or pictures etc. My room mom wrote this poem...

I had a great year but I am definitely super excited that summer is here. I am going to enjoy sleeping in, laying out, working out and hanging with friends. My sister and I are flying out to see my brother in three weeks which is the start of a couple trips for me, so I have set a goal to loose some weight by then so I will be working out non stop and I am giving up drinking for the next three weeks as that tends to be a huge issue for me on the weekends.

I am off to 8th grade graduation at our school! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Organic Bloom Frames

Look what Jeff picked up for me today!! My organic bloom frames finally came in!! We are still without the pictures to go in them, but the photographer I ordered the frames from is working on it. For the big frame we got a picture of Jeff and I at the wedding and then for the smaller one is the picture of me walking up the steps in front of the church. I didn't pick out the frame color to match well with the walls in the house we are renting from my parents. I picked what I like and will like to be in my own house one day, but for now it will just have to work on the yellow walls. But they are quite amazing and I will definitely be ordering some more in the future.

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