Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day

...Family...
 ...Friends...
 ...Fishing...
 ...Cooking out...
 ...Time off work...
 ...Relaxation...
 ...Good weather...
...Hello Summer!...
 
 Miss Priss

 Just call her Margarita

 Will's 10th fish of the day

 "Look at all the fishes"

 "Amber...I'm going to catch a fishy"

"I think I got one...wait...no I didn't"

 SNAKE!



 Blowing bubbles

 The girls always have this for entertainment.

It lasts about 30 seconds because they pour out the whole box and jump on them

  I'm exhausted!
Olivia and Bentley

Kate "What is this for"
Me "To get your face really clean"
Kate "I want to clean my face"
Kate " Whoa this feels cool. I wish my mommy had one of these"

She loved it!

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Just another Bachelorette Recap



The first date goes to the oh so adorable William
His clue is “Want to make a splash in Vegas? Love, Ashley”


WILLIAM'S DATE
They take a private jet to Vegas
{So….on our first date….maybe we should plan a wedding? 
Yeah…that doesn’t normally scare guys off} 
anyways…back to the date.
Their date begins at a cake shop with wedding cakes. He thinks she just wanted cake, so he goes with it. They feed each other and finally pick a cake they both like.
They also go ring shopping and say they are hoping to get married next summer.
{Really? You don’t even know each other!} 
He keeps getting nervous and is wondering what the heck is going on.
Next stop is a chapel, where they talk to a minister. The minister promises William he can get through it. Ashley practices walking down the aisle and they say 'I Do.'  Well -  at least William does. They kiss at the altar and run up the aisle and out the door. She says that after half a date she is already falling for him.

After the wedding adventure, they go on a boat tour of Vegas and enjoy dinner over the water at the Bellagio.They talk about his job in sales and his dream of becoming a stand up comic. He also talks about his dad's death and how much the watch he has stopped at his dad's time of death reminds him to not take life for granted. She also shares how his story really hits home for her because of her dad's struggle with alcohol.
She gives him a rose 

AT THE HOUSE....
The other men are jealous as she whisks William away on the first one on one date. They want to spend time with Ashley as well….but continue to talk about how smoking hot she is. The men question the mysterious masked man and wonder if he is ever going to reveal himself.   

GROUP DATE
Constantine, Ryan M. Chris, Ben F, Nick, Bentley, West, Lucas, Stephen, Blake, Matt and Ames get a date with the clue
'In Sin City, boys will be boys. Love, Ashley.'

They fly off to Vegas, where Ashley is waiting for them. She has a surprise waiting for them....a dance crew called Jabbawockeez from America's Best Dance Crew. {They are fabulous.}
The men are divided into teams and told that they will come up with their own routine and have a dance off. The winning team will perform at the end of the night and the other six go back to the house. 

First up is “The Best Men.” They are cute and it is impressive what they came up with in such a short amount of time.

“No Rhythm Nation” has Ashley in the whole routine and they even dance with her rather than around her.

No Rhythm Nation wins.  Ashley wanted to spend more time with The Best Men, so she is a little sad. They head back to the mansion.

Her first one on one is with her fellow dentist Blake. She sees a lot of herself in him and hopes they won't butt heads.

West talks about his past marriage and how his wife died. He says he is ready to fall in love again.

Ashley tells Bentley to stick around, only if he feels something for her.
At the end of the night, Bentley gets the rose. 
{WHY?! THIS GUY IS A COMPLETE D-BAG}
{You're a dog! Maybe I think of him as a dog because Bentley is my dogs name but I really can't stand this guy} 
 

MICKEY OR JP?
They need to flip a coin to see who gets a date. The coin has a picture of one of them on each side. The oh so hunky Mickey wins. 


Mickey and Ashley meet in Vegas and go to a wine tasting. The entire date is a game of chance and they flip a coin to determine everything.
Over dinner, he talks about his mom's death and how she made him become a better person in life and in death. She says his outlook on life is what she is looking for in a husband.
She flips a coin to decide is she gets a rose. Heads rose, tails home. It is heads, but she says he would have gotten the rose regardless.
They go outside and she surprises him with a concert by Colbie Caillat. They stand in the water, dance and kiss.

AT THE HOUSE....
There is a lot of jealousy in the house already as all the men vie for Ashley’s attention.
The men are upset William gets more one on one time when he already has a rose.
Jeff says he is going to reveal himself to Ashley tonight. He talks about a brain hemorrhage he had at age 29, his divorce and how after 5 years he is finally happy. He says he moved on from his divorce and he no longer takes life for granted. As he is about to take his mask off,  but Matt interrupts him. He goes back to the room and everyone is surprised he is still in the mask.
Bentley carries her to the fireplace and they make out.
William brags about his date.
That is about the jist of the mingling.

ROSE CEREMONY
William, Mickey and Bentley all have roses. West, Constantine, Ryan P, Ben C, Nick, Ames, Lucas, Jeff, JP, Chris, Ben F and Blake all get roses.
I’m sad she said goodbye to Ryan M. He seems like a good guy.

Tune in next week for more dates, broken hearts and Bentley taking the opportunity to tell her how he really feels about her while  hoping his hair looks good in the process.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

These Are My Confessions


I Confess: I am not a morning person.
 
I Confess: It might be difficult to find things at times {such as the my keys in the bottom of my purse} but the snooze button is not one of them.

I Confess: I do not write in cursive. Even my signature is in print. 
 
I Confess: Learning cursive really was not necessary. I think everyone I know stopped doing that in the 5th grade when it was no longer a requirement. 

I Confess: I am not good with directions.

I Confess: Google maps really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. 

I Confess: I could watch shows about crime / forensics all night long no matter how tired I might be. 

I Confess: Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died. 

I Confess: That bad decisions make good stories. However, it is always better when it involves someone else. 

I Confess: I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

I Confess: There is no reason that all freezers should not have a light inside of them.

I Confess: The only time I look forward to stop lights is when I need to finish sending or reading a long text message.






Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Must See


If you haven't seen The Hangover Part Two yet....I definitely recommend it. 
 With all the crazy shenanigans the Wolfpack got into in the first movie, I thought it would be impossible to top it or even come close....but this was a great movie!

Be prepared to see:
A bachelor brunch for Phil 
The return of Mr. Chow
A Bad-A drug dealing monkey 
Wondering what the heck happened the night before
Even more male nudity
 Find out that Phil has a demon inside of him
and much more! 

Overall, I loved the movie.
I was definitely laughing nearly the entire time. 
Have you seen the Hangover Part Two yet?
What were your thoughts?

Other movies I want to see soon:
Something Borrowed 

Bridesmaids

Horrible Bosses

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

This and That


{Kim Kardashian is engaged!}

I couldn't be more excited for her!
I absolutely adore the Kardashians.
I can't wait to see this wedding!
 Here is a close up of the ring. Isn't it GORGEOUS?!


The ring is apparently 20.5 karats and features a 16.5-karat emerald-cut center stone flanked by 2-karat trapezoids and cost a whopping $2 Million.
STUNNING! 

{American Idol Finale}

I LOVED last nights show. The entertainment was incredible. 
There was such a wide range of musical guests from Jack Black to TLC to Lady Gaga. 
 
I would die to have Carrie's legs. OH MY GOSH! 

And the winner is....


Scotty 
I absolutely love the song "I love you this big" that will be his new single....and honestly I don't even listen to country music...so that is saying a lot. 

Congratulations Scotty. 

Oh and what is up with him and Lauren Alaina? They were looking mighty cute and affectionate during the finale. 


Lovin' this!


I got in my EBAY purchase yesterday....yeah...snagged this for 75% off retail value! Definitely my new favorite thing....along with these new wedges I also got in the mail yesterday!




Outfit of the day with new necklace and wedges. 
Learn how to get my hairstyle here. 


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's Wednesday :)

It's time to link up with Jaime again for WILW!
{I'm loving}
The fact that it is WEDNESDAY.
Why?
Well..because after tomorrow, I am off work for 5 days! 
That is unheard of. 
I guess my manager was in a good mood while making my schedule. I am loving my job, but I also love a break every now and then.  
Now I just need to make plans for Memorial Day / Weekend. 

{I'm loving}
I snagged an AMAZING deal on eBay last week that I hope to get in the mail later today. Pictures and details soon to follow.
All I can say is that it is an expensive piece of jewelry
{I know because we used to carry it at my store} 
and I got it for next to nothing. 
So excited!
{I'm loving}
The finale of American Idol is here.
Who do you think will win?
Lauren or Scotty?


{I'm loving}
That we are finally starting to get going on wedding planning. 
I'm not in a huge hurry to get married {you have the rest of your life to be married} but I want to get a date set. We are beginning to look at May next year.
I have been trying to set a date but every time I attempt to get a hold of the event coordinator for the location, she is unavailable. Why does this have to happen?! 
We decided on a date this fall but there ended up being a conflict. Which is okay because the photographer I want was also booked that day. I really hope I am able to use this photographer or I don't know what I am going to do. He is definitely the best {in my opinion} and to me, pictures are one of the most important things when it comes to a wedding. If you get a chance, check out his page here.


{I'm loving}

I finally ordered the wedges that have been on my wishlist!
Can't wait to get these in.
{& I'm always loving this guy}


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How to get a Soft and Romantic Hairstyle

Soft and romantic curls are perfect with or without a veil.
I absolutely love this look and wear my hair in a similar way often.

Step 1: 
Use a large-barrel curling iron to create loose curls all around your head, from the ears down.
Step 2:  
Part your hair in the middle, and use your fingers to loosen and separate the curls.

Step 3: 
Starting halfway down the part, begin spritzing your roots with hairspray. Continue to the crown.
Step 4: 
To create height and volume, tease the sprayed hair with a fine-tooth comb.


Step 5:
Use a brush to gently smooth the teased hair, and gather the sides up into a half ponytail.

Step 6: 
Secure the sides with pins, then use your fingers to gently shape the curls into place.

Step 7: 
End with shine spray

 via


Monday, May 23, 2011

Bachelorette Recap

Previously on The Bachelorette

Ashley Hebert begins her journey of finding love.

Those previews are intense. WOW! Bentley seems like a complete JERK! Obviously he is not attracted to Ashley and wishes the bachelorette was Emily. {However, most of this was only shown on previews for future episodes}

Chris and Ashley have a heart to heart her new journey at finding love as the bachelorette.
She goes outside to greet her men.

 The Men
-Ryan P is the first guy out of the limo. He says Brad's loss is his gain.

-Jon asks if they can go straight to the honeymoon and carries her around.

-Lucas hugs her since that is how it is done in Texas.

-William is left speechless and is excited it is her.

-Mickey tries to kiss her and says it is from every man in America..Ashley rejected him.

-Tim is also left speechless {Possibly because he is drunk}

-Ben C the lawyer talks to her in French, telling her she is beautiful. It was very sweet.

-Stephen has long hair that Ashley loves. {Yuck}

-Chris D. raps for her. {White boy style}

-West gives her a broken compass pointing west and says it will help her find her way to him. {Very Cute}

-Anthony rambles about blind dates and admits to being nervous.

-Rob, unlike Brad has no crowns.

-Ames knows she enjoys dancing and gives her ballet tickets.

-Matt teaches her the secret handshake he does with his uncle. {Lame}

-Jeff is in a mask so she can learn what is on the inside. {The mask does NOT go over well with the guys}

-Ben F. has a special wine he made for her and gives her a toast. {Ashley loved it}

-Frank kisses her hand, spins her and picks her up while waltzing with her. {So sweet}

-Mike says this is his first time being excited to see a dentist.

-Chris M. is from Canada and has a strong accent. 

-Ryan M. takes her picture and wants her to take a picture of him and Chris Harrison.

-JP only has his smile to share.

-Nick recites a poem he wrote to her. 

-Blake is also a dentist.  

-Constantine makes her a ring out of pink dental floss.

-Bentley acts like he is a little nervous or just really isn’t into her. 

Time to go inside and mingle
Matt brings up his mom and says that if people don't get along with mom, it is all over. {Love momma’s boys!} They even call her! She is excited to talk to her and gives her blessing. She says to remember their moms are watching the fantasy suite episodes and to remember to use protection. 

During more mingling, one of the guys pretends to serenade her and throws his guitar in the pool.

People think Jeff is odd, but he just wants to prove there is more to him than his looks. Tim thinks he is a creeper….and the drama begins.

Chris Harrison comes in with the first impression rose, which makes everything more tense.

Ben C. has cue cards while standing on the other side of a window as Ashley was talking to two other guys! This was ADORABLE! 

After more mingling, Ashley attempts to talk to Tim, who is so nervous he got drunk and can't communicate. He ends up falling asleep and snoring obnoxiously loud which has him removed from the show.

Jeff  has some one on one time with Ashley and she loves getting to know the real him first.

JP tells a story about being nicknamed Cupcake at work. She says she wants her man to call her Cupcake.

She talks to Bentley and is pleasantly surprised by him, despite being told he was there for the wrong reasons. She is very attracted to him. On the other hand....as Bentley is interviewed privately, he is bashing Ashley and is not happy she is the bachelorette. He is not even attracted to her.

The first impression rose goes to......Ryan P!

ROSE CEREMONY
Jeff, Constantine, Ben F., Lucas, Stephen, Matt, Nick, Chris D, Ryan M, Blake, Mickey, Ben C, West, William, JP, Ames and Bentley get roses.

The men who did not get roses say goodbye. 
Some of the men seemed very upset and nearly brought to tears.
The men on this season seem a bit off....or is that just my interpretation? 

Will there be a happy ending for Ashley?
Stay tuned!





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