Monday, November 17, 2008
Back to work tommorrow to finish everything up before the holiday. I work up until this Saturday and then am off for 9 days!!! I can't wait to go see my mom and stepdad in Chicago next week. And we are seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!!!
I want to have my house in perfect order before I leave so that as soon as we get home we can start decorating. I will be doing laundry and organizing all week and then my fabulous Molly Maids come next Monday before we leave so that the house is ready for the Holiday overhaul the second our plane hits the ground back in Austin on Saturday! (Yeah right, we may be a little tired for that, but at least we can start Sunday morning...)
Sunday, November 2, 2008
So it all starts with Halloween. For some reason I did NOT get in to it this year. I usually do because I love dressing up but this year I just never got too excited about it. So we just bought some candy to hand out and we stayed home. Ordinarily, I think I would be disapponted in myself and regret not going out but for some reason I am okay with my boring behavior....
On Saturday I had to work at the store from only 1:30-5:00. Me and Michelle, the store owner, have decided to start tag-teaming it on some Saturdays, so she worked in the morning and I came in to finished the day. I actually really liked it because I got to sleep in and then once I got there it went so fast because I was only there 3.5 hours.
After work I went to my friends birthday dinner at 219 West. This is one of my favorite places to go because they have 6 different menus based off of drinks. For example, they have the wine menu and one of the appitizers that goes with it is the cheese plate. Or on the tequilla menu they have telpaia nachos...it is really fun! There was 6 of us so we ordered 6 different things and all shared, so delicious! The food and drinks were great, but the game that was going on simultaniously was not. UT lost to Texas Tech. After dinner, we went to meet up with my boyfriend and his friends to watch the end of the game and of course everyone was so sad. I am staying positive though...Everyone said next year would be our season so this year is just practice, and they actually did pretty well! My whole family went to Tech so I don't even want to hear what they have to say...I always go for Tech except when they are playing Texas so I was pretty disapponted :(
Today I did what I have not done in years... I pretty much stayed in bed all day watching tv. I watched an amazing amount of Clean House and Who's Wedding is it Anyway? and was just lazy and lethargic in general. G watched football, we got takeout from Galaxy Cafe and I drank some wine tonight but I have been completely lazy all day. wonderful.
I do not work Mondays so tommorrow is house cleaning day. I did do one load of laundry today but I have alot more to do tommrrow plus just getting the whole house in order for the week. yay (can you sense my excitment...)
I am going to be better this week about FUN posts...On google reader I keep starring all of these fun things I want to cook/make/try so this week is going to be "Implement Fun Ideas from Blog Friends Week" . I will post the schedule tommorrow!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
to share in the celebration of
our new product line!
Sataionery & Gifts
Lifeguard Press is thrilled to announce our much anticipated partnership with the iconic Lilly Pulitzer brand! We've rolled out the pink carpet by creating and extensive line of Stationery and Gift items available January 2009. Lilly Pulitzer's bright patterns, sophisticated fashion and fun-loving attitude will certainly be the talk of the town in many social circles!
With renowned quality and the disticntive style you have come to expect from Lifeguard Press, the line will include catagories you already know and love along with some fun new catagories including Tableware & Party, Gift Wrap and Bags, and Custom Invitations. "
It goes on but here is the website you can go to to sign up for updates:
I CAN'T wait!!! We are already clearing out space in the store to bring Lilly in!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is UP
Sunday, October 19, 2008
So I found this on kb's blog and it looks like fun so here goes...Girls, if you have time fill it out and pass it around!
A. Attached or Single? attached
B. Best Friend? Emily and Keli
C. Cake or pie? Not a huge seet eater but I do love pumpkin pie
D. Day of choice? Sunday
E. Essential item? camera
F. Favorite color? pink
G. Gummy bears or worms? bears, but only when they are a couple days old and hard...am I alone here?
H. Home town? San Angelo, Texas
I. Favorite indulgence? Lilly and a good glass of wine
J. January or July? July! it is my birthday month and the birthday of our country, July 4th is my favorite holiday.
K. Kids? not yet but I want 2 or 3.
L. Life isn’t complete without? God
M. Marriage date? Hopefully May of 2010
N. Number of brothers and sisters? I am an only child. But I have 3 step sisters 25/22/17
O. Oranges or Apples? apples
P. Phobias? car accidents
Q. Quotes? don't even get me started...here is one for today though: "Powerful is like being a lady, if you have to say you are, you're not."
R. Reasons to smile? Life is hard, we all have hard days, but at the end of the day I have an amazing family, great friends, and the Jesus with me every step of the way. I am truly blessed.
S. Season of choice? I cant choose just one! Fall- football, pumpkins and thanksgiving, Winter- Christmas and the rare cold weather in Texas, Spring- flowers, beatiful days and Easter, Summer - If I had to choose this is my favorite...I can go on and on but I think you all know the magic of summer.
T. Team of Choice? Hook 'em Horns!!
U. Unknown fact about me? It took me 6 years to graduate from college! I guess I was just having too much fun! In fact, I happily would have spent another couple of years there.
V. Vegetable? I love any raw veggies with dip.
W. Worst habit? twisting my hair
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? I am confused on this one...I guess whatver the dr. recommends...
Y. Your favorite food? seafood!
Z. Zodiac sign? cancer
(Another) Z. Which zoo animal is your favorite? I love all animals, so I can't pick. But I was watching Samantha Brown at Disney World earlier and saw a giraffe at Animal Kingdom and said "I have not seen a girrafe in a while, I really want to see one" So for today, it is the giraffe.
Part 2 to come as soon as I recieve some more pictures!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Today I got a wrap-a-latte from It's a Wrap. We sell them in the store that I manage and I had just never gotten one. I guess all the pumpkin spice lattes lately finally motivated me to grab one for myself! This is the exact pettern I got - it is not my favorite, I really love the one that is green and white zebra with a pink monogram, but we did not have that one with an L on it, so I thought this one was really cute too!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
K now I will start bosting everyday!
Update: I meant Posting everyday, not bosting (or boasting). I am not be here to talk highly of myself daily! No such luck yet to posting everyday, although I think it is a habit I will be easing my way into.
Friday, October 10, 2008
heart notes: sugared almond and white peony.
dry down notes: amber, mahoganywood, tonka beans and vanilla
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I decided that it will be a deer themed Chirstmas this year. for many reasons...One being the Chirstmas card and another being this funky pink deer statue I found a couple months ago. You can find it at CSPost:
I guess I have a thing for deer sense my Chihuahua is named Prancer after Santa's reindeer. Prancer was a Chirstmas gift when I was in 4th grade and he kind of looks like a baby deer.
I am having trouble finding deer address lables, so I think I will order this stamp from Three Designing Women (the deer one obviously, not the train):
I can't wait for the cards to come in - I am off to work on my address list for the cards and then I will focus on the present - I am going to winner with G and his dad tonight and then coming home and putting out more fall decorations!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
To celebrate G's birthday we went and had dinner at his favorite Italian restaraunt and then went downtown with a couple friends for drinks. It was great to see some old friends I had not seen in a while. We went to 3 different places over the course of the night and had a great time. My friend CH introduced us to his girlfrind who just moved here from Chicago. She is just a doll and I loved visiting with her. I hope I can see more of her and CH in the near future. I think I will invite them for brunch in a couple weeks. (the next 2 weekends are filled with a friends wedding, my mother coming in from Chicago and my Grandparents 50th Anniversary Party). I also ran in to 2 old high school friends that I have not seen in years. I love that I live in a relativly large city but have lived all over it for 10 years. I have lived North, South and Downtown, so any given night I can go out and run into random people from different places in my life.
On a sadder note, my dad's dad (Gramps) was diagnosed with lung cancer just 2 weeks ago. He has his first round of chemo last week but it was just to buy him a little more time (my Dad did not let on to the severety of this but he told my mom who let me know). Gramps never smoked a day in his life which just scares me so badly. Cancer is such a terrible disease that unfortunatly we all deal with in some way or fashion at some point in our lives. I was still in denial about the seriousness of his condition until my mom called yesterday and offered to take me out to West Texas to visit him as soon as she gets here on Monday. (My mom is flying to Texas from Chicago on Thursday and will be in Houston for my stepsisters confirmation all weekend and then is driving to Austin on Monday.) At first I told her I did not want to go because we have alot to do here before the party and it is a 4 hour drive from here to San Angelo (after she is already driving 2.5 hours from Houston), but as soon as I hung up the phone it hit me...if she is offering to do this, it must be really bad. So I talked to G and he told me about when his grandmother was sick and how important it was that he got to see her before she passed. So I am going to see Gramps for what might be the last time. I have not lost a grandparent yet and do not really know how to deal with it. I dont know what to say to my Grandma and especially to him. Of course it comforts me to know that no matter what happens, the Good Lord is there. He is there for Gramps and he is there for our family as we move forward.