Thursday, August 27, 2009

Camping? In a tent? Never again.

So, I have been trying to figure out ways to lie to you make this camping trip recap a little less 'horrible.' But, I don't think that's possible. So instead my friends, you get to read the good, the bad, and the ugly.

This weekend I have discovered that camping is like a 2-hour Classical Music Concert, or the “Complimentary Continental breakfast.” It just sounds better than it really is. To me, "roughing it" on vacation means no cable TV or one-ply toilet paper in my fully-functioning bathroom or maybe the shower water is only luke warm or the sheets weren't washed with enough fabric softener. However-- Tents? Sleeping bags? Wild animals roam free around me? Icky bugs? Cooking food over the fire? Being handed a roll of toilet paper and pointed to the woods? No, thank you.

Who wants to live like a hobo for vacation?! NOT ME! And not even the almighty power of the Smore can change my mind! Didn't man create houses so we didn't have to stay in tent-like things and caves? And I refuse to believe that preferring a roof over my head in a home limited to the human species and domesticated animals is a bad thing.

So basically, this weekend wasacompleteanduttertrainwreck stunk. Majorly...but you see, I wasn't going to let it show - I was determined to be an awe-some wife and tough it out. Even if that meant having to knock myself out with a flashlight to never wake up again fall asleep. :)

That was until we did the only other thing in my life that I also now refuse to do - we went canoeing. Canoeing=hell.

We got in our canoes and headed out. We weren't 10 yards out of the gate when my husband started testing my swimming ability. We floated down the river the wrong way, were hit by other canoers, got stuck on every major thing possible including mud (where i lost my shoes), logs, trees, branches, currents. And what started off as a gorgeous day soon turned into literally a cold, rain pelting, high wind nightmare (and this was the actual weather - not just my attitude) and we were in the middle of it all in metal canoes floating down a river. Awesome.

And then just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, the ultimate highlight of my weekend happened- my husband got out of the canoe to help other people and I ended up floating down the river by myself. At this point I am sure that I didn't care if I ever saw him again about anything else but getting out of the freakin water torture container. I am not built for this and I know this.

Eventually, we got back to land but this trip will forever be stamped in my brain as the camping trip from hell. Literally, when purgatory won't work - I think they make you camp and canoe.

So once again, I came to the same conclusion: camping and I are not going to be friends. EVER, unless of course, we decided to get one of these. :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

To the most amazing guy.

Happy birthday, handsome!

I love you more than you could ever know.

Look out for me today, I’ll be attacking you with movie kisses.

All my love,
Your adoring wife :)

Camping recap to come shortly.. stay tuned!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Our Birthday Weekend Adventure!

It's that time of year. The time when my husband decides where he wants to go for his birthday.

And this year he has to decided to kill me go camping.

I know I can be a lot of things, but "outdoorsy/woodsy" would not be one of them. (Stop laughing :)

I am a plumbing using, electric loving girl! And I can see no point in driving somewhere and pretending to be a homeless person for a weekend 'ruoughing it'. I don’t find half an inch of nylon that much of a thrill as protection. I despise creepy crawlers and I have been known to freak out at a sight of teeny weeny spiders. I also love sleeping, and when I don't get enough of it I end up looking like a tragic heroin chic wannabe.

All of that is okay, though, because I am bringing several bottles of wine we will be TOGETHER! And that's what matters. Right? I sure hope so!

In the meantime, I am trying to stay focused on the good things, like roasted marshmallows, hot dogs on a stick and sitting around the campfire with good friends, enjoying the night sky. {Although I still keep trying to tell hubs that we could have done all of these things in our backyard and he won't listen.. men!}

So we will be back tonight should be back Sunday morning. Please pray that I make it home alive, and if not, it was nice knowing you all.

Edited to Add: I l♥ you babe and if risking my life for you doesn't prove that, I don't know what does! see you under the tent :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The 12 most annoying types of Facebookers

according to CNN... Please read.

This is pretty funny!

The Let-Me-Tell-You-Every-Detail-of-My-Day Bore.
"I'm waking up." "I had Wheaties for breakfast." "I'm bored at work." "I'm stuck in traffic." You're kidding! How fascinating! No moment is too mundane for some people to broadcast unsolicited to the world. Just because you have 432 Facebook friends doesn't mean we all want to know when you're waiting for the bus.

The Self-Promoter.
OK, so we've probably all posted at least once about some achievement. And sure, maybe your friends really do want to read the fascinating article you wrote about beet farming. But when almost EVERY update is a link to your blog, your poetry reading, your 10k results or your art show, you sound like a bragger or a self-centered careerist.

The Town Crier.
"Michael Jackson is dead!!!" You heard it from me first! Me, and the 213,000 other people who all saw it on TMZ. These Matt Drudge wannabes are the reason many of us learn of breaking news not from TV or news sites but from online social networks. In their rush to trumpet the news, these people also spread rumors, half-truths and innuendo. No, Jeff Goldblum did not plunge to his death from a New Zealand cliff.

The TMIer.
"Brad is heading to Walgreens to buy something for these pesky hemorrhoids." Boundaries of privacy and decorum don't seem to exist for these too-much-information updaters, who unabashedly offer up details about their sex lives, marital troubles and bodily functions. Thanks for sharing.

The Bad Grammarian.
"So sad about Fara Fauset but Im so gladd its friday yippe". Yes, I know the punctuation rules are different in the digital world. And, no, no one likes a spelling-Nazi schoolmarm. But you sound like a moron.

The Sympathy-Baiter.
"Barbara is feeling sad today." "Man, am I glad that's over." "Jim could really use some good news about now." Like anglers hunting for fish, these sad sacks cast out their hooks -- baited with vague tales of woe -- in the hopes of landing concerned responses. Genuine bad news is one thing, but these manipulative posts are just pleas for attention.

The Lurker.
The Peeping Toms of Facebook, these voyeurs are too cautious, or maybe too lazy, to update their status or write on your wall. But once in a while, you'll be talking to them and they'll mention something you posted, so you know they're on your page, hiding in the shadows. It's just a little creepy.

The Crank.
These curmudgeons, like the trolls who spew hate in blog comments, never met something they couldn't complain about. "Carl isn't really that impressed with idiots who don't realize how idiotic they are." [Actual status update.] Keep spreading the love.

The Paparazzo.
Ever visit your Facebook page and discover that someone's posted a photo of you from last weekend's party -- a photo you didn't authorize and haven't even seen? You'd really rather not have to explain to your mom why you were leering like a drunken hyena and French-kissing a bottle of Jagermeister.

The Maddening Obscurist.
"If not now then when?" "You'll see..." "Grist for the mill." "John is, small world." "Dave thought he was immune, but no. No, he is not." [Actual status updates, all.] Sorry, but you're not being mysterious -- just nonsensical.

The Chronic Inviter.
"Support my cause. Sign my petition. Play Mafia Wars with me. Which 'Star Trek' character are you? Here are the 'Top 5 cars I have personally owned.' Here are '25 Things About Me.' Here's a drink. What drink are you? We're related! I took the 'What President Are You?' quiz and found out I'm Millard Fillmore! What president are you?" I will have to say that these are my biggest pet peeve. No offense, but seriously, really could live without knowing what Michael Jackson song you are or what Finding Nemo characer describes you best.


So, admit it, are you any of these?! : )

I guess I would probably classify myself as the Papparazzo as evident by the bazillions of pictures I take on a daily basis. But I guess considering my other choices, this isn't that bad. haha

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm a Lush!


I am obsessed with Lush products. I mean, thoroughly obsessed. Lush products make me so happy inside, and out. Four years ago, I was lured into a Lush Cosmetics boutique inside Orlando's airport and I have been a Lush convert ever since.

Lush stores are filled with delicious and natural soaps, bath bombs, hair products and facial masks galore. Every single one of their products is handmade. Don’t believe me? You’ll see when you buy anything that there’s a date and a cartoon of the person who made your stuff!Lush is definitely taking the beauty world by storm by offering products that are simply, lush, decadent and most importantly, fun. (i think i have a career in infomercials!)

If you’re not familiar with Lush Cosmetics, I strongly suggest you climb out of the rock you’ve been living under, put a ski mask on your poor mistreated skin, and find the nearest store to you. :) You will ♥ it!

Here are some of my favorite products.

Made with fresh lemons and lime juice, Daddy-O shampoo makes my hair shiny! If you are a blonde and have not tried this yet, you are missing out on the best thing ever! The shampoo has such a gorgeous fragrance of violets, bergamot and roses and it leaves my hair incredibly full and shiny. I get compliments on my hair all the time! People ask me what kind of shine spray I use, and the truth is, you don't need any after you use this product.

Lush has a plethora of great soaps, but my favorite is the Bohemian Soap. It smells like delicious lemons and the scent lingers all day long and blends great with my perfume. It also has a luxe lather and makes my skin super clean. I love it!

I am a huge fan of scrubs. And this is my favorite LUSH product and one I will buy again and again. This is nicknamed a tub of heaven taken straight from the ocean. I could not agree more.

The scrub smells delicious and it buffs off dead skin and gives me a great glow. This product will definitely leave you looking gorgeous!

What is your favorite Lush product?!?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy monday!

Heeeey, how you doin'??

Hope all of my bloggy besties had a fun weekend. I'm exhausted today. We were busy busy Saturday and Sunday.

Kristi and Andy's wedding was so much fun. The day couldn't of been more beautiful. Kristi looked AMAZINGLY gorgeous. She could have easily snagged the cover of Bridal Magazine. She looked absolutely stunning. And Andy didn't look so bad himself, haha. I was busy being the dancing queen at the wedding that I didn't hardly take any pictures!!


But I did steal borrow a few pics from her fb page. Here are a few.

I am already looking forward to this coming up weekend!

And continuing on with our crazy/busy summer, we have a camping trip planned with a bunch of our friends to celebrate hubby's birthday! (which is next monday). I will divulge more details about the trip sometime this week.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tonight is my friend+sorority sister Kristi's wedding. Her and Andy are the best couple. This wedding is special to me because Kristi is my sorority 'big sister' and we're very close. (sorry for all the sorority babble, haha.) I am so happy to see her marrying her soulmate! So happy for them. And as I look outside the weather is just gorgeous! It will be a great day.

Also, we're having lunch with my momma, sissy, dad and grandma tomorrow before heading back home. Looking forward to spending time with everyone. Yippie.


What are you doing?? Anything fun? Share.

Friday, August 14, 2009

I am not mean, BUT...

Some people just ask for it...

{sorry so blurry, taken from my phone.}

This is a picture of the note I left on some random persons car last night. This jerk person parked soooooo close to my car, I had to literally climb through the passenger door to get in my car. Ugh! Learn to park your car!

Have you ever left a note on someone's car? Fill me in. Why'd you leave it? Have you ever returned to your car to find a note on your window? Details...

p.s. Happy Friday! :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hair, hair everywhere!

Happy Wednesday ladies!

I have a hair proposal for you today. Would you be interested in a step-by-step hair post? If so, leave me a comment and let me know!

I could be your own personal 'hair consultant' for a day. I will share with you my favorite styling products, hair tips and tricks I use for my tresses.

So leave me a comment and let me know. Also, if you have any specific questions (about styling products I use, shampoo etc.) feel free to send them my way and I will answer in my post.

Speak now or forever hold your peace (:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Who had an awesome weekend? I did! I did!

It's Monday night and I'm still wondering where our three day weekend went? But I guess time flies when you are having fun. And we had a blast in Michigan!

I really had the best time :) As a little boy, hubs used to spend most of his summers there, so it was so special to see all the places he used to go to as a child, and listen to him as he told me about his favorite memories. And I loved spending time with his family, especially his grandparents. They are such amazing people, and I enjoyed getting to know them better.

And let me just tell you, that the scenery in Michigan is breathtaking. It is a wonderland of beautiful lakes, pretty beaches and lush, stunning landscapes! And I still cannot believe that my whole life I have lived a relatively short drive from this state and have never been.

But what I can say is that we definitely will be going back!

{on beautiful Lake Michigan}

{front row on the Mac Truck getting ready for the dune ride}


{my handsome hubby}

{pretending to drive the truck!}

{this was definitely a very cool experience! i highly recommend}



{on the way to the reunion}

{my new friend:) }

{hubby with his Grandpa}

{me with my Mama and Grandma-in-Law.}

{kisses from the mrs!}

{asparagous head}

{hubby with his Great Uncle in front of his 1931 antique car}

{up on the Silver Lake sand dunes}

{Charlie was ready to go home, haha. He is a diva}

{our little family}

Hope everyone else had a great weekend as well! I’ve missed you all - please fill me in on what happened in your worlds while I way away.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hello, Michigan.

This is where I will be spending the next 4 days. Not too shabby, huh?!

Michigan, here we come! Hubs, Charlie and I are heading to beautiful Silver Lake, MI this weekend for a family reunion and I could not be more excited.

We are staying three days with hubs grandparents, who I just love. And I know Grandma T reads my blog occasionally, so I want to give her a quick shout out! She is a great little lady, and is also pretty stylish and a great dancer. She definitely has moves we have never seen and her wardrobe is pretty fabby! And I know that since I love her and Grandpa T so much, I am bound to love the rest of the extended family I have yet to meet. One of the many cool things about marriage is that you gain a whole new family. And I definitely got lucky in this department :)

So since the reunion isn't until Saturday morning, hubs and I will basically have all day Friday and most of the day Saturday to hang out and explore. I have heard great things about the beautiful lake, and also the sand dunes! Although regardless of what my husbands says, I will not be riding 4-wheelers up and down mountain high sand dunes. Hello? Has he met me? I am pretty sure that I am the clumsiest, most accident-prone human being currently alive. {the rest are 8-feet under, and I refuse to join them.}

So, in the meantime while he is off partaking in dangerous activity, Charlie and I will be sticking to what we know how to do best: shopping and eating. (obvi) I have investigated and found some pretty cute restaurants and local shops I am dying to see. But one thing I know I definitely won't be buying is Michigan crap. Haha. Sorry, you don't stand a chance with this Buckeye fan.

So, needless to say we are revved up and ready to go! Even Charlie has his little doggie suitcase packed. I am really looking forward to a nice and relaxing weekend getaway with my boys and the fam.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

i L.O.V.E August

Hello lovelies and hello August! (yes, i know it's been August for 4 days now, but I just wanted to say that, so play along :)

Ahh, well I am back in the swing of things and feeling fantastic! This weekend was fun. Hubs and I had a whirlwind of a weekend with our friends and it was great!

Friday we had Cassy and Jason's wedding! I really love seeing two people who love each other uncoditionally commit to spend the rest of their lives together. I am that girl who snuggles up next to her husband at wedding ceremonies, holds his hand and cries tears of joy. I am a hopeless romantic, and I love weddings. A part of me will be sad when the wedding season comes to an end. But there is always next summer, and I am already harassing subtly encouraging a few friends to start having babies ;)

Saturday hubs and I had date night! We ate at an amazing little restaurant called Little Athena. We had the best gyros. Not sure what the meat was seasoned with, but they were freakin' good. The whole meal was fab. We'd definitely go back again.

Sunday- we did absolutely nothing (for a change). The rain made it impossible to get out of bed. I watched Lifetime and played with Charlie, that's about it. Around 6 I was getting antsy, so we did three hours a little bit of shopping.

That was our weekend. How was yours???