Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dreaming of Sun and Sand

Well, we made it to sunny Florida! Tomorrow morning, I want nothing more than to lay out on the beach. I wonder if I can find a hammock. That would be nice.

T and I are here for just a couple of days. Literally, just a couple of days. T has to be back at work on the 2nd, and I'll be flying home then. But we thought we'd come spend a couple of days together and alone. :) XOXO

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

The weather around here has been pretty miserable. The mood around here has been pretty down too. Work for T and "The Guy" has been less than appealing. And believe me when I say this, this rain is not helping!

Today, they're working. And I hope things go well. If not, it could be T's job that's on the line. But something tells me, this rain is going to come and ruin the party. It's driving me nuts! You would think we are in the dead of winter. Big jackets and lots of layers have been on the list.

And the whole entertaining thing that my bestie is doing, that's going really well. But it's hard for them to perform outside when it's pouring! Literally it's raining "Cats and Dogs." And well, it just makes me want to stay at home in bed...

But we have a lot to do today. And work for T. So we better get up. Ya, T is refusing to wake up. At the moment, he's under the blankets. Asleep again. I've already tried to wake him up 4 times! But we need to get up and get ready for the day. I'm just praying the rain stays away. XOXO

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Southern Spoon Bread

We live in the south. Neither T or I are originally from here. He's from up north. I'm from the southwest. But this is where we live. And where we'll live during his entire career. And I'm more than OK with that. I moved here as a teen. I fought it then. But I love it now.

But one of the things about living in the south, everyone wants you to be able to cook. And cook the classic southern dishes. So I'm trying. Again, thanks to Betty, I found a good recipe for Southern Spoon Bread. Now, let's just see if I can make it. :) XOXO

Monday, May 18, 2009


Candles. I've never really been all into them. On occasion, I'd buy 1 at Wal-Mart. You know the ones. They have a cheesy smell. And I would put them in the bathroom. Something nice to liven up the room.

But I've never really been into them. Until my bestie came to our home. She was adding some little touches here and there. Putting up pictures, adding accessories, and...candles. Not a whole mess of them. She has a bunch of candles around her house. But they look amazing! Because she has them mixed in with all the other stuff in her house. On bookshelves, on table tops, in little nooks. It really looks amazing.

So when she started to put them around our house, I was getting a little nervous. But late last night, when we got home, T started to light them. And all these candles just made this beautiful light! Glowing. It was so beautiful. And there was no horrible smell. Just a light fragrance in the air.

I'm not sure where she got them. Or what kind of candle they are. But they really are amazing! I will definitely be lightening them more often. And just enjoying the magical light they give off. T really enjoyed them as well. I'm telling you, we experienced something completely new and different. Now I just need to know where my bestie got these amazing candles from. XOXO

Friday, May 15, 2009

Big Apple Red

We're home for the next 2 weeks. The guys are working not far from here. And my bestie is performing at her guy's club for the next 2 weeks. It's going to be just as busy as when we travel. And I'm actually putting in some time at "The Guy's" businesses. Ya, I'm going to be working.

But I'm really excited! Because I feel like this is going to be fun. And a nice change of pace. So my bestie and I got our nails done yesterday. Just a little treat in the middle of all of this chaos.

I really went out of the box. And I picked a red color. More specifically, OPI's Big Apple Red. And I'm in love with it! I don't think I've ever had my nails painted red. Ever! But it's beautiful and very classy. Now I'm going to have to go out and buy me a bottle of this nail polish. Yes, it's that yummy! XOXO

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sharing a Bit

I figured I'd share a few things about our home with you. To begin with, my hubby picked the paint color. It's a dark brown. And it reminds me of chocolate. Every time I walk into our bedroom, I get a sudden craving for chocolate. But it's beautiful!

We picked out the furniture together. Which was a task people! It took forever. I picked the style and he picked the finish. I couldn't find a picture of our furniture. And I still have no clue where our camera is. But the furniture has a "bit of a modern feel." At least that's how my bestie described it. But it's not really hard and harsh. It has some feminine touches too. So my hubby chose a black finish. And I have to say, it looks really nice.

So that left me with the decision about the bedding. I didn't want anything too girly. Or too manly. But I knew it had to be dark. I've learned that much about living with a man. I've always had blue and white bedding. But this time around, I was looking for something darker.

The picture above is what I chose. It looks kinda grey in the picture. But really, it's a blue color. And we also bought some dark brown pillows. It looks really nice. The blueish grey bedding and curtains, against the dark brown walls is so pretty! Especially with the black furniture. I'm really loving it! It's the perfect mix of feminine and masculine. XOXO

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! And to the women who are like moms. Women like my grandma. That make us feel loved, cared for, and safe. I miss my grandma so much. And just wish that I could spend today with her. To show her just how much I love her. Just to give her a big hug and say I love you.

I guess it really touched home, for me, last night. My hubby was working. And so many of the guys had their moms around. It's a tradition for them to do it. And they were all enjoying themselves. Giving their moms special gifts. Enjoying time with them. It was so special.

And all I could think of, was not having my grandma. I think I've come to terms with my mom. She has never really wanted to be my mom. And my mother-in-law, I've never met her. Which is really unfortunate. But my grandma, she is so special to me. I just wish that I could have a few minutes with her.

But I did want to wish all the women out there a very special day! Happy Mother's Day! And Thank You so much for being so amazing. Your love has deeply touched another human being. XOXO

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thank You Notes

Is it bad, that I just dropped off all of our "Thank You" cards, at the post office? I feel bad! It's been over 2 months since we got married. And almost 3 months since the girls had that girly day/party for me in CA.

But life has been a bit crazy. I hope our friends know how much we appreciate what they've done for us. And that we really are enjoying our gifts. It just took a while to get all those cards written out. I really wanted to Thank everyone individually. To send them a special note and a picture of T and I.

Did I take too long? I hope not. But a wedding, T's work schedule, our little trips, and moving...well I think I did a good job of getting them out this quick. Because honestly, we still haven't unpacked lots of our gifts. Heck, lots of our stuff is still in I need to go pack for this weekend. XOXO

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Whatta Man

I was like 9 when this song came out. My bestie would sing it all the time! And I thought she was so cool. When we got older and she had a boyfriend, she would joke around with him. She would sing part of the lyrics to him. Totally embarrass him. But every time they heard this song, they'd dance to it. Enzo used to laugh about it. And he thought she was hilarious. They were such a cute couple!

Me? I always wanted to find a man that would fit this song. I wanted a good man. A good man that loved me. A good family man. But a man. You know, that would take care of me. In every way. Someone that would tell me that he loved me. That would take the time to get to know me. Well, T is that man and so much more!

We were just hanging out the other night. And looking up old music on YouTube. I found this song, and it perfectly fits my hubby! T is everything I could have dreamt up. Yup!

I've finally got my mighty good man. And I'm loving every second of him! We are so in love. In every way, your typical Newlyweds. We're loving all of that too! This might just become my man's new song. :) XOXO

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bubble and Brown...and Happy Cinco de Mayo

We got these for a wedding present. They're the Rachael Ray "Bubble and Brown" set. I wasn't sure what I was going to use them for. But like I said before, we finally getting settled in our new house. And things are finding a home. Which means, I'm trying all sorts of new things out.

So I decided to try my hand at enchiladas today. I called my bestie and she gave me a list of food to buy. Then she walked me through the process. I LOVE her so much! She is so patient and helpful. :)

By the time T got home, I had the enchilada casserole in the oven. I even made some rice. T made us some guacamole. And we had dinner. It was so good! And this "Bubble and Brown" was so good to bake our dinner in! It made everything so crunchy and yummy. I'm definitely going to be using this a lot more. Because it was so easy to use, made our food dinner, and was super easy to clean up!

If you don't have one of these, I think you should go out and buy one. Because they are incredible! And you can fit so much food in them! It's a bit ridiculous. But you could easily make a big casserole and invite 8-10 people over. :) This is a great piece! Oh, and Happy Cinco de Mayo! That was my inspiration for dinner tonight. :) XOXO

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Style Watch

This magazine has been sitting at the bottom of my bag. The bag I bring with me when we travel. I finally dug it out. And this is the best magazine! I really like buying it. And I usually read through it right away. I'm not sure why I haven't done it yet. But I did this morning.

While T is working, I decided to catch up on my reading. :) There are so many cute ideas that I got. And now, more than ever, I'm ready to go shopping for a bikini. Well, I still need to tone and eat right. But I'm ready. I also marked some other pictures. I'll be looking for similar items the next time I go shopping. XOXO