Monday, May 26, 2008

Safe and Sound

I just spoke to Hubby on the phone. He made it safely out of the Canyon. I wish I could say the same about his father's digital camera. I tried to tell him to take our's since it was already broken but oh no, he had to go off and break another one. Now I'm just that much farther from getting my dream camera.

Memorial Weekend

Happy Memorial Day! Meg and I got back late last night from the beach... the weather was beautiful! I'll try to post pics of Kassi's wedding before I go out of town for business this week.

Hubby arrived safely at the Canyon. The last time I spoke to him was at noon on Friday. I won't speak to him again until he completes the hike, hopefully early Tuesday morning. Please keep him and Greg in your prayers. It's been so hard not talking to him!

We're off to Beauty Shop for lunch and then I have to drop Megan off at the airport. So sad. I just wish she would move to the South!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Wedding Advisory

I'll be at the beach for Kassi & Mark's wedding all weekend. Cross your fingers that the camera works!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Trip Out

Geez, you'd think Hubby was joining the Marines. He got a buzz cut and he's put himself in boot camp with daily marathons and lunges. Tomorrow morning he's off to hike the #1 wonder of the West.

Pictures to come if he makes it! Maybe I can convince him to guest blog for the first time.

On another note, we helped uncover the family's pool on Sunday. Bailey was in Heaven! That girl loves the water. She even started fetching off of the diving board. It wasn't easy but I managed to capture a few shots of her.

Note: Cousin Sophie prefers to watch from the sidelines!

Out of the Blue

My postings are getting a little out of order here. The collage pictures were actually taken on the Thursday and Friday nights prior to Stacey and Ray's wedding.

Jade, Mollie Walker, Me, Stacey, and Kelly at my rehearsal dinner in November of 2006

So I've been catching a lot of slack for not posting lately. I must admit that I've been a bit bummed and "uninspired", if you will. I actually lost 99% of my pictures from Stacey's wedding. Something to do with the memory card. It must be this piece of junk that I'm using. Hubby, I still NEED a Canon Rebel or Nikon D40! Anywho, I was also a little blue about Kelly going back to DC, Stacey being on her honeymoon, and Jade, Mollie, and I returning to our different hometowns. I know it sounds ridiculous but I miss all of us being in one location. Why can't we all still live in the sorority house but with our Hubbys too? Okay, so now you know the reason for lack of blogging.

Phil, since I know you're my faithful reader in DC, this one's for you...

As planned, I picked Kelly and Phil up from the airport and we headed downtown to meet Russell for dinner at Rendezvous. The pictures tell it all. We weren't ready to go home after dinner so we headed to Silky's on Beale St. for a few drinks and laughs. I should note that Kelly Kirk is one of the most outgoing people I know. If you don't know my great friend, Kelly, you're missing out. She hasn't changed a bit since college. If anything, DC has given her energy. She is hilarious and still so much fun to be around! The whole weekend was filled with firsts for Phil- Rendezvous ribs, Beale Street, Silky's divers, and boiled crawfish to name a few. I think he's getting pretty good at the Mississippi weddings by now, after attending our's, Mollie & Gere's, and Stacey & Ray's!

It was so great to get to hang out with all of my college girlfriends during the weekend festivities. Pictures above are a combination of the Bridesmaid's Luncheon at IV's and the rehearsal dinner at Park Heights in Tupelo.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Ray Carter...

We were honored to be a part of Stacey and Ray's wedding over Mother's Day weekend. Stacey has been my best friend since our first days in college.

The whole wedding was sweet and incredibly sophisticated, just like Stacey. She was as beautiful as they come. Simply stunning, to be exact. Ray was so sweet during the ceremony. Just thinking about it makes me get teary-eyed and smile.

If you don't know Stacey, she's even more beautiful on the inside. She is the most genuine person I know. Hubby's the second. I mean, who else has sixteen bridesmaids that they truly keep in touch with?

Highlights of the reception include Colonel Reb crashing the party, Note: Stacey's side is a fan of bulldogs, and a tornado that shut down the band and left us partying in the ladies' locker room at the Country Club. Despite a few kinks in the schedule, the whole weekend was the perfect combination of fun.

Best wishes you two! I can't wait to see the pictures from Maui.

PS- I started your family blog for you. You're married, so it's vow or never!

Shampowder Giveaway Winner

A name was drawn for the Shampowder giveaway and it was.... drum roll please.... SOME LIKE IT SOUTHERN!!
Woo Hoo!! I figure she is a product loving gal like myself so she should be thrilled to have won.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hump Day

I'm off to pick up this book that came out yesterday. I can't wait to get my hands on it! I thought for sure that Hubby would have suprised me with a copy since it's been on the google calendar for months now. He claims he didn't see it.

Hmm, I guess I don't notice the dirty clothes in the hamper either.

Edited to add: Good thing I bought the book myself, 'cause Hubby sure didn't have it again this evening when he arrived home from work. This book better be worth the wait! I've delayed reading the book below since I had just started it two days ago.

Lastly, does anyone want to trade or swap for Remember Me? I really liked it, by the way. It's a hardback and in perfect condition. I'm not really one to keep books since I know I'll never read them again. Does anyone have a good chic lit that's fairly new that you want to trade? Just leave me a comment or shoot me an e-mail!

Shampowder by Buttercream Cosmetics Giveaway!

Guess what showed up in my mailbox this week?

The original Shampowder by Buttercream Cosmetics!

Jayne Polan, the creator of Shampowder, contacted me last week after reading my post about this other hair refresher. She asked me if I was interested in trying Shampowder. I said sure! But not without asking her for a complimentary hair powder for my readers. You all know that I'm a product junkie and it appears that several of you are too.

Well, I'm happy to say that Shampowder is every bit as good as the other dry shampoo I've tried. Additional benefits of the Shampowder include...

  • Convenient brush applicator- delivers the perfect amount of powder exactly where you want it

  • Pigmented mineral powder that blends naturally with a variety of hair colors

  • Compact, take-anywhere design fits into any makeup bag or purse

  • Best of all, it's less expensive. At $15.99, it's nearly half the price of other hair refreshers!

The vanilla-scented powder comes in two shades for dark/red hair and light hair and blends nicely into an array of hair colors. Other hair refreshers are only available in one shade- baby powder white! Which often leaves me looking gray.

Shampowder allows you to have freedom between hair washings. It's perfectly sized for travel or at-home use. Ideal for working moms! Freshen up for lunch meetings, after the gym- anytime you're crunched for time.

Still not convinced that Shampowder works? Check out Jayne Polan's TV spot on QVC just yesterday during their Beauty Beat.

You can buy Shampowder here at their site or through QVC.

Oh, and if you're interested in winning a Shampowder, then leave me a comment telling me your favorite hair product. Who knows, I may just have to try it!

Note: The giveaway includes a Shampowder for Dark Hair/Red Hair.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Altar'd State of Mind

I'm in wedding mode this week. No, Hubby and I aren't renewing our vows just yet!

For my best friend, Stacey...

She's marrying this cutie on Saturday!

So I'm off to Tupelo to help with some last minute wedding preparations.
I've been anticipating this weekend for a long time now. 'Just counting down the days until all of my college best friends will be back together again.

I'm picking up Kelly & Phil at the airport tomorrow and then we're headed downtown to eat at the Rendezvous. This will be Phil's first time to Memphis so we've got to show him around before we head to Tupelo on Friday.

I'll be back next week with plenty of pictures....

Margarita Monday

We had a great Cinco de Mayo with Will & Lee and Joey & Leah!

The guys played Bocce Ball while the girls gossiped.

Bailey loved the company but had a hard time staying when they threw the balls. She just wanted to play fetch!

We had too much food... margaritas, Coronas, seven layer dip, fresh guacamole, steak & chicken fajitas, margarita cheesecake, and sugar cookies that looked like tacos (and tasted like Double Doozies)!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Weird Weather

We're currently hiding out in the bedroom together watching the news. It doesn't look like Bailey's going to come out from under the bed to go get in the closet with me. It's hailing as I type this. Supposedly a tornado is coming through and heading downtown Memphis towards Hubby.

Check Us Out

We've added some specials and are hosting a giveaway here.

Friday's Find

I found this mirror and I'm trying to convince Hubby that we need it. I'd say it's about 7 feet tall.

I've been thinking, Mother's Day is coming up and I am a pretty good caretaker for Bailey Girl. I'm just not so sure that will fly with Hubby.

Maybe if y'all comment on here telling me how much I need it, he'll think it's a good deal!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Life's A Beach

It's 80 degrees and sunny today. Oh, how I wish I was at the beach right now.

Instead, we added the above beach house design in an attempt to hold us over until we can get there. I'm swamped with orders but I'll be back to posting soon!