Friday, May 29, 2009

Photo Friday: Flowers in my hair

You guys might remember this post from right before I went to India. I was debating on getting/making a few flowers for my hair to go with the sari's I was going to wear....I never got around to sharing with you what the final decisions were because that week was crazy but now I have some pictures to share! (I felt a little silly asking people to take pictures of the back of my head so I had to wait till other people sent me theirs and hope the caught my flowers!)

Day 1:
I wore this green and pink chania choli one of my absolute favorite outfits!

I tied my hair in a pony tail leaving some front pieces out. I used those fun pieces to create twisties that I pinned in place and then used the rest of the hair to wrap around my ponytail. I wore a green flower attached next to the ponytail.

The flower is from Target but I couldn't find a link to it...It's very similar to this one from Forever 21 but it didn't have a ponytail holder on it.

Day 2:
This gorgeous Blue and Silver sari for wedding number 1 where we danced in the streets :) SO Much fun! (Somehow my mom, grandmother, aunt, and I all ended up wearing blue)

I just pinned back my hair on one side and attached the flower, which was blue rose with a blue glitter on the edges of it. This was from Claire's and again no link :(

Day 4:
Wedding number two...I LOVE this sari and this picture totally doesn't do it justice.
My mom and I took a little creative liberty on this one and we picked out a flower from Micheals that worked, her floral department manager glued it to a hair pin for me and some shimmer gold mist on it, I was a little worried because this was a bigger flower but I think it looked fun! (I gave away my blue flower to this sweet little girl who was a permanent attachment to me from Day 1 I think she looks much cuter in it!)

I also had a peacock feather which was really pretty but I didn't get a picture of that one! Happy Friday to everyone :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday!

To two of my most favorite people in the world....My mom AND my brother! Yep that's right he was born on her birthday....and I totaly spent years telling him he was the worst birthday present ever!!! Love you both SO much!!!

Hide and Don't Seek

Ever feel like playing a game of Hide and Don't Seek where you are doing the hiding? That's me today....Oh well at least one more day till the weekend!

Photo via here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's Summer

That means all good TV is officialy done and it's time for cheesy reality shows!! I saw the Bachelorette on Monday (I haven't watched this show in forever) and I have to say it didn't seem that riveting....The show after it though Here come the Newlyweds was pretty funny! Maybe because I am a newlywed so when they have to do the tasks I wonder how ell we would do. We definitely would have failed Monday's! The husbands were blindfolded in their boxers and their wives had to direct them to their clothes in a messy room. It was pretty funny to watch and I know we would have gotten nowhere if it would have been us! Case in point:

Yesterday hubs took a wrong turn to come pick me up from work so he called to ask if I knew the way from there. I am hopeless at directions and I had no clue where he was but he mentioned he passed a high school. I quickly googled the high school address plugged it into google maps and got directions. Genius right? Nope not so much since he told me that I was just reading the directions and that wasn't helpful??? Then he proceeded to tell me he would figure it out and after driving around he finally showed up 45 minutes late... :) So I guess next time I should look up the directions but NOT read them! I guess that would be a better contribution!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It makes everything better

The weekend was super busy and not long enough! However it did involve one of these:

It had been awhile since I have had a grilled cheese and this one TOTALLY hit ths spot! I am so convinced that a good grilled cheese sandwich can make everything better! In fact I remember in college we used to map out what days they had a grilled cheese bar for lunch and we made sure we were there :) The one I made this weekend had sharp chedder, tomato, onion, and a few hot peppers it was AMAZING! What is your favorite grilled cheese combo? If you don't like grilled cheese then what is your ultimate comfort food?

P.S. The picture is from I scarfed mine down before I took a picture!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thoughts for today

In no particular order

*I am cranky today...big time.
*I got up this morning to do the Shred and my DVD remote wasn't working so I couldn't go down to pick the workout I wanted...
*I made the hubbys breakfast and lunch this morning :)
*I feel weird today because I am not wearing a husband thinks I should open up a scarf store! I came home with this one the other day and I LOVE it!

*Speaking of scarves the one I have been coveting at Express is now on sale from $40 to $15 this weekend if I promise it's the last one can I have it??

* I'm hoping to fit in some scrapbook time this weekend I think it'll help me
*I have writers block today clearly. Anyone have any post ideas? What would you like to know about?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This recipe over on The Pioneer Woman's site is definitely getting printed to try out this weekend....Looks amazing right?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


These two finally got their acts together last lets hope it lasts!

Image Via

Monday, May 18, 2009

It is Monday morning and I am exhausted due to a 1:30 AM bedtime last night
I'm also craving one of these RIGHT NOW!

and I have the Pit Bull song "I know you want me" stuck in my head...

It's going to be a fantastic day :)

Photo from here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Photo Friday

Anything you can do I can do better....

Also is my husband/significant other the only one that does stuff like this??

P.S. My little brother has prom tonight!! I am so excited to see him in his tux :)

P.P.S For my Grey's people...What did you guys think of the season finale? Who's going to survive? Izzie, George, or nobody?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Creative Juices

So when I originally started this blog it was supposed to be a good mix of rambling and creativity! Unfortunately I haven't been as good about keeping up with the creativity part. After seeing this post on Ali Edwards blog I have been itching to get those creative juices flowing again...Here are some of my favorite layouts from the album I seem to be stuck on! Our engagement party album from 2007 YIKES!

I don't know what it is about this page but I absolutely love it!

I've finished two other albums with pictures from other functuions we had and each one ends with a feeding picture of the two of us and the quote "True love stories never have endings".

I am thinking of maybe working on a few albums at a time instead of just trying to finish this one since I seem to be stuck!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


That Scarf Obsession?? NOT getting any better!


Jay and I have been getting back into gym mode lately...Since we normally go in the evenings I thought it would be a good idea to do the 30 Day Shred in the mornings before I shower and get ready for work. But as I have said a billion times I am NOT a morning person and when the alarm goes off I proceed to hit snooze three times and sleep the extra 30 minutes...Last night I pulled out the DVD and set up my free weights to keep me from wandering around looking for stuff and then using it as an excuse to go back to sleep. I hyped myself to get up and work out but once the alarm went off I most definitely snoozed it again. I need some motivation to get up in the mornings!!!! Anyone have any ideas?? It doesn't make sense to do it in the evening since we already spend at least 45 minutes to an hour at the gym...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gossip Girl

I wasn't really feeling last nights episode with the all the flashbacks promoting the new spin off...what about you guys? Chuck on the other hand well he and Blair just need to get together already!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Beauty Tips!

With summer around the corner everyone wants that fresh faced glowing look...I found this pretty helpful...Hope you do to!

Via Jessica McDougall and of course In Style.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To all the AMAZING mommy's out there!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Denny Duquette Who???

I loved Denny and thought the Season Finale for Season 2 was one of the best ever...But Karev just blew him out of the water...and yes I was most definitely crying last night!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


The forecast for the rest of the week looks like this!

I so can't wait till I get these:

But knowing my luck it probably won't rain anymore...I swear it has rained like EVERYDAY for the last month!

In Loving Memory

Kristin Stephanieanne Hendren-Beare
Mrs. Hendren-Beare, born on September 10, 1984 in Charlotte, NC, passed away on April 22, 2009 in San Francisco, CA at 24 years old. Kristin graduated from Harding High School in Charlotte in 2002. She proudly enlisted in the US Navy in June 9, 2004 as an Aviation Electronic Technician and was promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class. She served on the USS Kitty Hawk with the Strike Fighter Squadron 102.
Kristin was married on April 7, 2008 to Antonio Beare and they were blessed with a daughter, Elaina Lindsay Harris Beare, born on April 17, 2009. She is survived by her husband Antonio and daughter Elaina, her parents Charles and Teresa, and her brothers, Talion, Shane, and Chip.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 6th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harry and Bryant Co. Friends and family will also be received at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church on Steele Creek Road, Thursday, May 7th at 10 a.m. until the service, where the service will be at 11 a.m. Internment will be in the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Obituary From the Charlotte Observer.

Nine years ago last Friday this sweet girl and I were screaming our lungs out at a Backstreet Boys Concert. We didn't really keep in touch after high school but still the news made my heart stop. The fact that she's survived by not even a month old baby girl and had just barely seen her one year anniversary sends a trail of goosebumps up my arm. I've heard about the deaths of two other class mates both of whom committed suicide as well as a teacher who just recently passed away due to an illness and every time it's hard to absorb. I don't know what to say. Life is to short. Kristin may you rest in peace and may your little girl always feel your warmth around her.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Opinions Please :)

I know I have yet to do a birthday weekend recap....I was busy playing catch up yesterday at work and didn't get a chance! Anyhow my birthday present from Jay arrived yesterday Ta Da!!!

I love the fact that he put so much thought and research into picking out just the right one....I have a gorgeous Citizen that he bought me a few years back that I love but he wanted me to have something more fun. The only issue is that I have teeny tiny wrists and I think it looks a little bulky on them...I also know bigger watches are super trendy right now!

We looked at others but didn't really like anything else so what do you think? Is it all in my head that it looks too bulky for me or should I look for something more delicate?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Friday....

Today I'm officialy a quarter century old...So for all my lovely readers enjoy one of these yummy cupcakes today :)