Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013


I am thinking of the seagulls in Finding Nemo...haha

Anyway I made the final payment on my Explorer this week.  Yip-eee.  That's one less payment every month now.  I have plans for some of the extra cash in the next few months but ultimately it will go to savings.  I feel like a grown up.  This is the first new car I ever purchased!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Weekend Fun ~ Houston style

I had a great long weekend with the Twin.  I left Friday and got home last night.  We did a lot of shopping and a lot of eating so I will spare you most of those pics! haha.  I finally went to the Drybar.  The one in Houston opened just in time for my visit. I will do a entire post just on that I loved it so much!

After Twin got home from her 10 mi run on Saturday morning we went to brunch at Max's Wine Dive.  The food was good - so good that I didn't notice my picture of my awesome Creme Brûlée French Toast didn't save until I was done eating.  <---fat girl!  We sat at the bar right in front of the giant ass containers of mimosas...heaven

The weather was kinda crappy (it hadn't rained in Houston in 3 months and of course there was big storm Friday and Saturday).  So we went shopping and had a nice relaxing night. She looks good in this chair at Crate and Barrel.  

 It was good to just hang in with her since we don't get to see each other all the time.  

Sunday was the biggest day of the weekend - I had my first breakfast taco but I guess this wasn't a good representation of the taco my sis loves so much.  I think she may have a bit of a problem but the place she normally goes had a 30 min wait for a $2 taco.  I said I thought we could go somewhere else. 

Oh and apparently breakfast tacos also mean breakfast beer tubs!  Whoo-hoo!

After that we walked around a bit until it was time for our appotinments at the Drybar!  I was so excited, I have read about it and seen pics of friends that have gone and couldn't wait to see what all the fuss was about.  More to come on this later in the week.  Yes, I will do a whole post on the experience there.  I was a happy girl :)

Once we had fabulous hair we went to the mall to do some shopping. We have a family wedding in a less then 2 weeks and we both need something to wear.  I got shoes and a t-shirt haha.  Not quite wedding attire but I will keep looking.  We had a photo session scheduled for 6:30 that night.  Some of the pics are for Mom and some just for us for no other reason then we wanted to!  Twin is almost on first name basis with the girl at the Bobbi Brown counter in Nordstrom so we got made up while we were there.  I don't wear a ton of makeup ever and Melanie nailed it for me.  Just enough to make my eyes stand out but not enough I didn't feel like me. 

We had our photos done in the park, Discovery Green, it was a great park.  The lady was a bit odd but hopefully she got some great shots.  We won't know until about 4 weeks.  I will let you know.  

Dinner on Sunday was at another one of the Twin's favorite Houston hotspots - Chuy's.  More Mexican!  She loves herself some Mexican and it is much better in Texas then it is in PA.  

The sun was out on Monday morning so we got our lazy butts off the couch and went to the pool so I can try and keep this tan for the wedding.  It was hot so I didn't last long.  I am not used to the Texas heat.  The state is mush closer to the Equator you know.  Plus they had added some extra chemicals to the pool because of all the rain so we weren't allowed to swim (cool off) at all.

A quick stop at Sprinkles on the way to the airport to bring home some sweet treats for the family and then it was time to say goodbye.   

 It was a great weekend and I'm glad she will be home in 2 weeks.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


I am heading to see the Twin for a long weekend!  I can't wait.  This mini vacation will be a much needed break from work.  I'm pretty sure she has a full weekend planned.  Can't wait to get there :)

This is my favorite photo of us. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I have decorating ADD, I am always looking and what can I change in my house.  This flower type mirror has lived in my bedroom for the last 5 years, both in this house and the one before.  Laying on the couch the other night I decided I wanted to try it over the mantel.  But it was after 10pm and I didn't think the neighbors would be happy with me hammering at that time.  So I waited until the morning and  hung this sucker up.  Even with the iPhone pic I am really liking this so far.  I need to play with the accessories a bit but so far so good.

PS as you can tell I started to get out some fall decorations.  This may be the silver lining of the end of summer.  It is the start of decorating season.  First fall and Halloween and then Christmas!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Grandmom King

Today would have been my Grandmom's 88th birthday.  She passed away more then 20 years ago.  But today we celebrated her anyway.  This is the tail end of what we have called "birthday week" for as long as I can remember.  It starts with my  mom on the 10th, my aunt is on the 12th, Gmom on 15th and my little sister on the 17th.  That's a lot in one week!  There have been some boyfriends in and out of the mix as well.  Crazy none the less.

We all went to my Gpop's house, about 32 people in all for a end of summer cookout.  All the necessities were there - hot dogs, buyers, potato salad, pasta salad, deviled eggs, corn on the cob, and of course cake and ice cream!  Sorry no food pics.  It was gone in a flash.

It was a great day and a fantastic way to wrap up the summer.  Though I am still in denial...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


And I never say that - unless I'm talking to my best girl bud. But I am obsessed with this banana ad and need this leather skirt!  It's a big trend this fall and I may have to pull the trigger.



Monday, September 2, 2013

Unofficial End of Summer

Hope you had a great "last day" of summer.