Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beautiful Sunset!

You can't tell in this picture, but it's pink and purple. Gorgeous!!!!

Top 2 Tuesday...Favorite Perfume!

1. Pink by Victoria's Secret

This has been a staple scent for a LONG time! I just love the way it smells...so feminine and delicate.

2. Island Bermuda by Michael Kors

I read in one of my bajillion bridal magazines to get a special scent to always remember your wedding day/honeymoon. I picked out this fragrance and it was PERFECT! Even to this day I think about our amazing vacation whenever I wear this. Isn't it amazing how different smells bring back the best memories?

Honorable Mentions...

Maybe Baby by Benefit...

Aqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani...for Mr. Awesome

What are your favorites?

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

I finally got the urge to make these delicious sounding cupcakes on Friday night. I blogged about it awhile ago, but have been so busy I didn't have the time to make them.

I will say they didn't turn out the way I'd hoped. The cupcake recipe itself was to DIE for. So yummy, and I think it was the addition of Olive Oil instead of butter. Could be wrong, but these were really moist and rose perfectly. 

The glaze is another story. I think I made it to early, and added too much Champagne. Whoopsie. Instead of being a glaze, it kind of just soaked the top and made it spongy. Next time I'll add less Champagne and wait until the very last second to make the glaze.

Maybe a whipped cream frosting would be delicious too???? Too many ideas, too little time.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Five Question Friday...

I've never participated in Five Question Friday, so I thought

I'd try it out!

1. What were your school colors? High School: Green/Silver/White College: Green/Gold...I love green I guess!

2. What's the best compliment you ever received? This is a hard question. We always focus on the negative and not the positive. Well, I do at least. Probably that I am a genuine person.

3. Do you buy cheap or expensive toilet paper? Charmin ALL the way! We did the Costco cheap version and I complained until I got my way. :)

4. Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you? Nope! Or have you had one for someone else? And a no. :)

5. What is one material possession that you "can't live without"? Definitely my cell phone. Or a Coach purse. Is that shallow? Haha

Favorite Fridays...Healthy Snack!

Favorite Fridays

Favorite Fridays...Healthy Snack!

I wouldn't say it was a snack, but more of a meal replacement...Pure Protein bars! They are delicious, have 20g of protein and keep me full for a long time. I drink them with 16oz of water and it makes a HUGE difference.

I've been eating these for lunch lately, and it helps keep my calories and weight in check. They were recommended by a trainer who "eats clean" so you know they have to be good for you.

I really like the chocolate chip ones, and they have a peanut butter one too. You can get them here!

Share the Awesomeness

Awesomeness is not given.  It is the inherent ability to be awesome.  Some of us have it, some of us don't.  Those that try to attain awesomeness through works and deeds will never be as awesome as those who are born with it.  I truly feel you were born to be awesome and that is why your awesomeness is so truly profound.  I would know, because I am awesome too.  This is not bragging, I am simply stating the truth. Ever heard the expression, "Takes one to know one"?  This was made explicitly for awesome people to find those with true awesomeness. Unfortunately, there are more morons in this world than those that are truly awesome; so its true meaning has been lost through time.    

Go forth and let others bask in the glory of your awesomeness.  They will truly be better people by just looking at you in your complete awesomeness.  Let your awesomeness let others know how truly awesome they are not, and take pity on them and make them your servants, for this will bring true meaning to their lives.  I have wasted my lunch writing this email, and that is totally awesome. 

Please feel free to share this awesome email chain with anyone who is truly awesome.  Those that are not awesome have no business reading these glorious passages.  Their eyes would completely burn out of their heads from the truly beautiful and awesome words that are written on these pages.  They would blaze forth in such awesome glory that the un-awesome would be reduced to ash. 

Be awesome to each other, and your awesomeness will flow forth like rivers of awesome beverage to the mouths of the truly thirsty for the incredible power of awesomeness.  Those that bathe in the flow of awesomeness that are truly awesome will be revived in awesome glory; the un-awesome will perish in the flames of their own self-loathing.

From one person who bathes in awesomeness to another, let no un-awesome being ever steal your awesomeness from you.  Kick them in the kneecap instead.  This would be truly awesome.

"Laughter is like medicine that is loaded with sugar.  It takes the pain away and makes your stomach hurt."
- Anonymous Awesome Person

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Engagement Pictures

So, we just got the rights to all of our pictures, including our engagement ones! There were a lot of good ones actually so it was hard to decide. I can't believe it was a year since we took these!

We ended up choosing two...one for the framed picture and one for the programs. Here are some of my favorites! Also, if you need a wedding photographer in the Northern California area, call Chris Kight. you won't be disappointed!

Thoughtless Thursday...Shake Weight?


 This is my first time posting for Thoughtless Thursday...so here we go.

What is up with all of these As Seen on TV products? I mean, are these things really necessary to life? Now, don't get me wrong, I do have the Magic Bullet, Bump-It and Mr. Awesome just got the Power Washer thing. So clearly some of these items are awesome.

But this....THIS is just not necessary. The Shake Weight. Everytime the commercial comes on, I think it's fake. Too hilarious for words.

This is a parody by SNL. I like this one better. :)

This is the actual ad:

Do any of you have this? And does it work? Be honest!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blog Makeover!


I love it when I get presents for other people's birthday's! It's just like Christmas!

I just entered to win a blog makeover by Jen at Munchkinland Designs. She is giving away 4 complete makeovers for HER birthday! My blog could definitely use a little TLC!

You can visit Jen here!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

4th of July!!!

I can't believe I haven't posted about 4th of July!!!!

What an amazing weekend to say the least....here goes!

We celebrated my Niece Jade's 2nd birthday on Saturday the 3rd.. She is getting so big and cuter by the minute! She kept saying she wanted "cake and presents" for her birthday. She loved playing in the park and the swing was by far her favorite.

Here are some highlights:

Then on Sunday morning we headed up to Mr. Awesome's home town for the Annual Parade. It's quite an event and the whole town goes. Pretty cute actually.

Then later that afternoon we had about 30 of our most awesome and fun friendies come over for a BBQ. We had a double slip and slide, an entire crock pot of nacho cheese, a keg, sangria, 85 jello shots and star tattoos. Let's just say it was pretty epic. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the event!

Hope you had a great 4th as well!

Top 2 Tuesday...Items to Purchase!

 Top 2 Items to Purchase

This is definitely a hard one! There are so many things I would LOVE to have, so I guess I will narrow it down to two things...

1. A Boat!
I grew up with a boat, so I know how much fun they are to have. I was also a kid so I didn't know how much work they entailed. Apparently A LOT and they are expensive to keep up. A girl can dream, right? Maybe they have boat rentals, so we could RENT a boat for the day/weekend? Or maybe I need to become friends with boat owners...any takers? I'm pretty fun.

Malibu, CA

Lake Tahoe, CA


2. Vacation Home
Why not shoot for the stars? I would LOVE to have a beach house to jet off to...maybe a cabin in Tahoe, or a beachfront house in Hawaii. Any and all of these are welcome! Again, need to find friends that own these!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Favorite Fridays...Cocktail!

Favorite Fridays

I was out of town last week, but I still want to join in the fun!

This week's topic...Favorite Cocktail!

Don't get me wrong, I love most alcohol. My other drinks of choice are Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Vodka & Cranberry and Berry Cider at breweries.

You just can't go wrong with the delicious Cosmo. The perfect blend of vodka, splash of cranberry and a little lime juice to bring it all together. Ok, let's be honest...it's also PINK! Mmmmm, I want one now!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dirty Bird

Kris Kringle, our bartender is amazing. He bought a shot for Mitch, and gave him a free t-shirt. The Sandpiper used to be his stomping grounds so they literally are BFF.

Apparently a must-see destination while in Laguna Beach.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Text from Co-Worker

Nachos and 1/2 eaten sandwich left in my mini bar. Gross or.... Jackpot?

Conference Time!

Checked in and ready for a week of schmoozing. Not gonna lie...looking forward to my very own plush Hyatt bed.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Favorite Fridays...Summer Attire

Favorite Fridays

Favorite Summer Attire!

I would have to say flip flops and flowy dresses...

I may have been known to sport flip flops, even in the rain. I wear them regardless of the temperature, but summer is when it's definitely acceptable. I bask in my summer fave...even when I visit clients I have a pair to change into after I'm done. I know, borderline obsessive.

My newest pair that I LOVE, my new Steve Maddens! You can never go wrong with Steve.
 You can get them here! Steve Madden Sannibel

My second fave are flowy dresses. This favorite has been much appreciated this summer season. Flowy dresses are very *cough* forgiving. Not to mention totally cute, festive and easy to throw on.

I wish I had ALL of these in my closet!

What are your favorite summer pieces?

To join in the fun, visit Jenn's Blog at A Girl With Pearls and a Boy With Toys

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Leave Jessica Simpson Alone...

One of my favorite songs "With You" came on the iPod the other day and I couldn't help but sing it at the top of my lungs. I definitely think she gets picked on way too much...she's just like every other girl in the world. Silly, goofy and kinda ditzy. Ok, maybe just me and my friends. She also has weight fluctuations like normal girls too. Who can live on Diet Pepsi, cigarettes and one raw almond. Right friends?

The latest is that she is dating a former NFL player, Eric Johnson (Go 49ers!) and his divorce isn't official yet. If papers are filed and they aren't living together anymore, I say fair game. Right?

My advice? Stay away from "Mom Jeans" and keep your hair blonde. And stay awesome.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Orange Mocha Fappucino's!

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Top 2 Tuesday...Favorite Purchases!

Top 2 Purchases...

1. Shark Steam Mop...
This thing is amazing! It uses no chemicals, just water (well, steam) to clean your floors. Our kitchen has a light brownish tile and shows EVERYTHING. The steam mop cleans super fast and gets up everything in the first try. The best part is you throw the mop pads in the washing machine, and you don't have to worry about a huge bucket of nasty soapy water. You can get one here: Shark Electric Steam Mop, S3101

2. My Canon Rebel camera...
It takes the most beautiful pictures! We got it right before our wedding festivities last year, and I haven't looked back. You honestly can't take a bad picture with it. It has so many fun features and makes everyone look amazing. I can't wait to try it out in Europe this September! You can get one here: Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens + 8GB Deluxe Accessory Kit

Monday, July 5, 2010

Reno 9-1-1

This video is so awesome, I felt it deserved it's own post. I shot this as we were walking back to the hotel to get my bag. Simply awesome. Enjoy!

**CAUTION. Profanity is used A LOT.**

Reno Re-Cap

Last weekend we headed up to Reno to see my favorite comedian, Chelsea Handler. It just so happens Mr. Awesome's best friend lives there too! On Saturday, they were also having a BBQ, Blues and Brews Fest so we made sure to hit that up as well.

Bre and I started out the day lounging by the pool with our smuggled in vodka/SF Monster, then we had "Adult Sno Cones" with 2 shots of vodka each. Good combination, right?

After pool time, we headed downtown to check out the Brew festival. For $20 you got a mug and 13 chips to use at the 100 or so different beer booths. Each chip was worth 1 beer. Since we were pretty full drunk off our pool drinking, we all gave our chips to Flynn and Mr. Awesome. Here is what they decided would be a good idea to do with them...

Sorry, John!

After this debacle, we prettied up and headed to the Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang show. It was hilarious to say the least. At one point I was crying laughing. Definitely recommended if you get the chance to see her!

Remember when I said we gave our beer chips (about 35) to Mr. Awesome? Let's just say he had an early night. I took a cab home that smelled like an illegal substance, got lost and then he forgot my bag. Luckily friendy took a pic of his license plate just in case he decided to kidnap me. Thanks, B! All in all, a great time!