Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm Famous!

Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit. Remember when I went to Nashville? Well, while I was there I got to go to a video music shoot. My friends husband helps his friend who produces videos when they need help. Erick called us Friday morning and told us we could stop by. While we were there they told us we could stand in the background and we might get in a shot. 
What music video were we at? It was Billy Currington's new song Pretty Good at Drinking Beer. It was so hot that day! If we would have brought our bathing suits with us we probably could have been in the video more, but I'll still take it!

Here is a pic I took on my phone on the sly:

Ready to see us in the video! I put the blue arrow over me (I'm behind the girl with dark hair) and the red over Heather:

Ha! Yes to fuzzy images in the background are us! We make our appearance at 2:30 into the video. We can be "seen" a few more seconds too! I thought it was kind of cool! 

Here is the video if you wish to watch it all. I like it!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Beach Dreaming

This summer A & I decided not go to on a big vacation. We are going on a few small trips (I went to Nashville in June and we are going to Chicago in October). But that hasn't stopped me from looking at all the places I want to go. It all started with look at some new luggage. With airlines charging for each piece you bring I started looking at a new carry-on bag. I, of course, would get something girly and cute.

International Traveller Shiny Dots Print Hardside 24'' Rolling Suitcase in Sangria with White Dots - 19969/
I would stuff it full and hop on a plane to this place

USVI (where we honeymooned)

or maybe here where my friend is getting married today
Punta Cana, DR

or somewhere really exotic 

Until our next beach trip I'll just have to stick to my community pool

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dear Urban Decay...

As a loyal customer I just wanted to throw this out there. Seriously, why do you put your Primer Potion in such an odd container. The other day I was sad because I thought my primer was all out. I remembered reading somewhere that if you cut open the bottle you will find more product.
So thats what I did..

I could not believe how much was left in the bottle! I thought it was empty!

It filled the container! I could use this for much longer now!

So in short UD, you need to rethink your packaging. I wonder how many people throw this away thinking its empty!? 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Mornings

One thing I love about mornings in the summer, I get to stay in bed! When the school year starts I am up at 5am. During the summer I get to stay in bed, drink my latte, catch up on some tv, and read some blogs. 
I think my cats really love this time too.
 Yes, my cats have their own blankets. They actually know whose is whose =)
Nala cuddled up.

Carson not amused. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sweet Summer Time

Is it just me or is it hard to believe the 4th of July has come and gone already?! Summer is flying by, maybe it's because I've been having too much fun! We had a fabulous weekend. We went down to Cumberland on Saturday to get some knee boarding and wake boarding fun in. 

We came home Sunday in time for the fireworks. We had VIP tickets so we had free food and beer! Which by the way I've found a new beer I love-Leinenkigel's Summer Shandy. Delish! The fireworks were awesome, as always!

Then on Monday, we went to one of my favorite things to do on the 4th-the parade! It was super hot, but Starbucks was right behind us so I enjoyed a iced vanilla latte while enjoying the parade!

A's cousin Holly and her son Gavin

and her other adorable son, Hayes


Afterwards we went to a grill out and hung out by the pool.
It was a great long weekend! 

Friday, July 2, 2010

To Be a Kid

Remember what it was like to be 8 years old? Summer's were all about being outside till late and not having a care in the world. On Thursday's Andy plays softball, so does my brother. Before the game, my nephew Logan and I went walking around the park to get some Ring Pops and for a little swing action. 

He is one of my favorite people in this whole world. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

6 full months

Well we are halfway through 2010. Can you believe it?! Neither can I. I decided I should do a check in on how I was doing on my 2010 goals. So lets get this started:

#1 Meal Planning. Every week I have had a menu, thanks to A for some help too! This was probably the easiest one to keep up on.

#2 Get Fit. Can a girl brag for a minute? I have been working out 5-6 days a week since January 4th. I have since ran 2 5ks and 1 trail run. I am signed up to do the Chicago Urbanathlon in October with friends that I have made at the gym. I believe I am in the best shape I have ever been. I didn't take pictures when I first started (I regret that!!)
This was taken the beginning of March
and here is today

Lets see what 5 more months will do! 

#3Learn to Sew. Yea not so much-But hey, I still have 5 months! HA!

#4 Pay off School Loans. Almost there!!!

#5 Read 50 Books. While I think I am a little behind I have 22 books under my belt! Any good summer reads? I am wait for the Chelsea Handler books at my library and I want to read The Help but I'm up for any suggestions! One of my favorite books this year-Unwind

#6 Make a 101 things in 1001 Days List. Ugh... I kinda forgot about this one. I think I have actually done some of the things I wrote down originally (like run a 5k, and volunteer) I will work on that list this week and will have it up one day this month!

Overall I am happy with my goals. What about you? If you set goals for 2010, have you been keeping up on them?