Monday, September 20, 2010

I'm in Love...

Playing Dress Up
Bubbas loves his Bubbas

Da Bubbas

Seriously, how cute is my dog? I just love him.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Follow one of my best friends, Ashley!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday...

Top 2 Things you want to accomplish before the end of the year

I really like this topic. Most of the time, we set goals in January and don't review them until December. (Ok, I do at least.) I really want to change this, and review my goals quarterly. I also read somewhere printing them out and looking at them on a daily basis helps. Done and done. Does that count as one?

1. Lose 25 Pounds...seriously
Even though I HATE math, I used my skills to figure this one out. There are 14 weeks (-2 that I will be on vacation...not counting that to be realistic) until the end of the year. That is approximately 1.79 pounds per week. Totally do-able if you really think about it. I just need to use those sweet math skills I just demonstrated and stay on my POINTS. Daily 1 hour cardio sessions will help also!!!! I just need to make myself a priority. 

I usually hate posting the exact amount of how much I want to lose, but I feel like it's necessary. I need my family and friends help. If I say no to having dinner with you, don't be offended. I can't be trusted with a menu of temptation. Glass of wine, yes. Dinner, notsomuch. Thanks in advance.

2. See #1
I don't want to get too over-zealous here. I'm making a commitment, and I think 25 pounds will incorporate a lot. Cooking healthy meals at home, working out and making myself a priority. Let's focus on that and re-evaluate in January. :)

Gossip Girl...Season 4

Gossip Girl starts tonight. Another reason to love Mondays. I can't wait to see B and S shopping in Paris, and the inevitable love story of Chuck and Blair.

Cheers Upper East Siders.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Orleans or Bust!

This November I will be going to New Orleans for the first time! The first 4 days will be for a work conference, then Mr. Awesome is flying in and we will spend Friday afternoon through Monday exploring the city.

We've actually been talking about going here for awhile now, and this is the perfect opportunity. Can't wait to join in the debauchery. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Strawberry Cupcakes...take 2!

After the first try of Strawberry Champagne cupcakes didn't turn out so well, I decided to give it another shot. I used the same cupcake recipe, but made a Strawberry Whip Cream frosting instead. They turned out WONDERFUL! Even Mr. Awesome said they were the best ones I've made. Hooray, a success!!!!

The frosting really added a wonderful summery element. I pureed fresh strawberries to add to the whip cream. Mmmmmm! We had a family BBQ on Sunday, so I wanted to treat them. :)

Fresh Chopped Strawberries go into the batter
Fresh Strawberry Puree for the frosting
Strawberry Whip Cream Frosting
Final Product!!!!

Mama got some New Shoes!!!

I always say, shoes are the most awesome thing to purchase, because I'm ALWAYS the same size. :)

Mr. Awesome and I are going to Europe for two weeks and I need something cute AND comfortable. I caught a glimpse of these beauties and have been needing/wanting/lusting over them since! They are Tom's Classic Corduroy in Orchid. And the best part? They feel like pillows on your feet. Plus, for every pair you purchase, they donate a pair to a child in need. So I feel awesome about my purchase!

Mr. Awesome decided he needed a pair too after I raved about how comfortable they are. He got the Green Canvas ones. Can't wait to wear them in very soon!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy September!

It means Fall is almost here! I can taste the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and smell the Cinnamon Spice candles. 

Can't wait!