Monday, February 28, 2011

MIA............

I have no good reason you guys! I have just been busy working out 5 times a week, and honestly it makes me tired and I have a hard time thinking! I will get better, I promise :) I am an all or nothing kinda girl and right now this is where my focus is so it's taking my all ha! On a good note I hit 123 on my scales yesterday, and Carson is loving his time at the gym! OK tomorrow something more exciting I promise!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shorts.........




Honestly I have never been a big fan of these things! But have you guys seen all the cute ones  that are out right now?? As I am slimming up, so are my thunder thighs, so I may just have to grab a few pair this summer. I really am much more of a dress girl, but hey I have a two year old baby boy...enough said :) 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

This is where we were last Sunday! Carson had such a great time, and was such a rock star when it came to feeding all the animals! Carson and I also rode the huge camel, he wasn't to sure at first but ended up asking for more camel after it was over ;) I am not sure what he loved more the animals, or getting to eat Doritos for lunch at Firehouse. I know I say this a lot, but I just love living in Charleston SC, the city never disappoints!





 
Note: Please do not feel you need to watch this long camel ride, I just wanted you to see how big this thing was!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Party Party Party!!!!

 That is what our weekend consisted of my friends!Lots of sweet precious babies turning a year older! Two of them actually celebrating their very first year, so exciting! Our parties started early Saturday morning at 10:00 with sweet Griffin turning two. Griffin is Carson Buddie at MMO, those two have become great friends as has me and his mother! The weather you guys was beyond gorgeous like 75 and sunny kind of gorgeous! Here are a few pictures from by phone, sorry the quality is not great I left my camera at home! 




After a 3 hour nap, we headed to the next Birthday party!!!! Sterling was turning One, and we couldn't wait! Miss Natalie did not disappoint my friends, and neither did the birthday boy diving into his cake ;) The food looked amazing, and the wine tasted amazing!(I am on another one of my "if I drink I am not eating" diets) So I drank ;) Carson had a ball kissing and playing with all the ladies, they are so funny at this age. OK enough with the talking lets get to the beautiful birthday boy eating his cake!!!



 Love their faces!





After all that parting I still had one Birthday I needed to drop by. Carson was way to tired to join me , but I couldn't miss Mia turning One! Luckily she lives right across the street, so I dropped the boys off and Sarah and I headed over for a glass of wine, and a peek at the Birthday girl!! She was way too cute!! I told you we had lots of parties ;)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 1 photo Challenge

Many of my favorite bloggy friends have started this fun challenge, and I decided to jump on the bandwagon!

Here is how it works!

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with ten facts
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 04 - A picture of your night
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most ****** up things with
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate
Day 12 - A picture of something you love
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19 - A picture and a letter
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 - A picture of your day
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss
 
Day 01
1) I have a crazy obsession with the color white, every room in my home would be white if I had it my way.
2) I have to have coffee every morning! I don't feel right if I don't.

3) I have always secretly wanted to be a singer, the only problem is I cant sing ;(

4) I hate being alone, I think that is why it works so well with Todd working from home, I am never alone;)

5) I have super curly hair, and straiten it all the time, I haven't worn it curly in about 4 years.

6) I love babies, but am not quite sure if I can be convinced to have another.

7) Photography fascinates me, and I love to see what people can do with pictures, I also love to have family pictures taken.

8) My favorite time of the year is summer, I love everything about it! The heat does not bother me at all!

9) I hate when people wear running shoes with jeans, to me they should only be worn when running or working out.

10) I love my boys, and secretly like being the only women in their lives!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lets talk Bikinis


Summer is not to far away, and I am already searching high and low for the perfect swimsuits! You've  already seen my picks for one pieces, now here are my picks for bikinis! I think that it fabulous when moms rock out bikinis! Honestly when taking Carson to the pool I usually throw on a one piece, but if I hitting the beach with the hubs or friends it's a bikini all the way! Just because we are moms doesn't mean we cant still be sexy!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Look!!!

You may have noticed things look a little different around here! I am in the process of getting a little blog face lift! Leslie has been an absolute doll to work with, and is super talented!!! If you are in need of a little makeover, she is the girl to see!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy V- Day


Happy Valentines Day my Loves!!!! The Hubs had beautiful flowers for to me this morning, and we have a babysitter coming at 5:00 and we are heading to our favorite Basil tonight for dinner! I feel kinda of guilty honestly after having such an amazing child free weekend, to leave him again! But hey, it's Valentines and he loves hanging with our babysitter :) Hope all you beautiful ladies have a fabulous day! I know I will I get to look at this sweet smile today!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Show Us your Life Beauty Tips....

I am not sure I would be one to ask on beauty tips, but I thought hey this sounds fun, so I thought I would share mine! I am so jealous of you ladies that can roll out of bed throw your hair in a pony with no makeup and still look beautiful! Not this girl, the hair takes lots of taming, and the face well lets just say it's a process too!

1) The Hair- I have very naturally curly hair, not that you would ever know this because it's always straight! I promise it looks much better this way! For Shampoo and Conditioner I use The Awapuhi Lathering shampoo and the cream rinse! This stuff is amazing, makes my dry hair so soft! For the flatiron I have the GHD and this sucker is the real deal!!! (So much better than the Chi)

2) For skincare- I use The Clinique Three Step  I have for years and love it!


3) Makeup-  I use a Hodgepodge of things my favorites being my Bare Escentuals powder, High Impact Mascara, and my Buxom Big Lip gloss!!!!


Cant wait to see all of your tips!!!!

It's going to be a good one!

Carson is heading to my parents for the weekend, and the husband and I have a few nice things planned! I am so excited to have Todd all to myself this weekend! We plan on eating out for every meal, sleeping late, watching movies, and getting a couples massage Downtown! To say I am excited is an understatement! And Carson is pretty excited too, he will have Mimi and Papa to spoil him rotten all weekend! Hope you all have a Fabulous weekend as well!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I said I was done but........

I know that I said I was mostly done with decorating, but really are we ever done?!?! So the breakfast area it needs a little sprucing up, and I think I found just the things? A little fabric change and a new mirror perhaps?? This is where you all come in, you know my blogger loves  friends! What do you think do you love it, or do you have other suggestions? 
 The Now!!

The What it could look like???
( New fabric on the chairs)
 I would obviously 
  just do one mirror in place of the flower print!
So is it  going to be as fabulous as I think, or am I totally off?

A Taste of Heaven

I am not sure what heaven taste like, but if I had to guess I would say it's pretty close to this Pie!  I totally jacked this recipe from The Pioneer Women, and let me tell you her recipes do not disappoint! I am taking this to my small group tonight and cant wait to see what they think about this heavenly pie ;) If you like peanut butter and chocolate say no more make this ASAP!!! Here a few pictures of how it all went down in my kitchen while Carson was napping!

Note: I did not get all fancy and make my crust! Thought about it, but decided to take the easy road! I am sure it would be even more delicious if you did though :)


Ingredients

  • FOR CRUST
  • 25 whole Oreos
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • _____
  • PEANUT BUTTER FILLING:
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 package (8 Ounce) Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1-¼ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 package (8 Ounce) Cool Whip, Thawed

Preparation Instructions

Crust:
Crush the Oreos until they’re fine crumbs. Pour melted butter over the top and stir with a fork to combine. Press into pie pan and bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes, or until set.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Filling:
Beat the peanut butter with the cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add in the thawed Cool Whip and beat mixture until smooth, scraping the sides as needed.
Pour filling into crust, evening out the top with a knife or spatula. Chill for at least an hour before serving.
Warning: This is ultra, ultra-rich. Cut small slivers—your guests will thank you!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tiny Prints...........







I know many of you already know, and have even ordered many times from Tiny Prints, but if not you should! They have some of the cutest invitations, birth announcements, holiday cards, and anything else paper you can think of! Their prices are pretty reasonable compared to most, and their quality is outstanding! Here a few things I have ordered from them and a few that I thought were just too cute not to share!! Unfortunately they are not paying me to write this, I just really love their stuff!!!

Catching Up

Here is what I will be doing today!!!! No fun at all, I caught the stomach bug over the weekend:( I was in bed all Saturday and most of Sunday, and could not keep a thing down! I will spare you all the details! On a good note I lost 4 lbs ha!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pottery Barn Love..............

Here are a few things that I am loving right now at Pottery Barn! I think I could find the perfect place for those frames and rug, to bad I am not spending any money right now :(




Happy Friday Everyone!! I will be at the Pixie Lily warehouse today helping the fabulous Leda sale lots of Pixie lily!! So if you live in Charleston, and know someone that needs sweet the sweetest baby clothes come in and get some!!!!(and see me)!! I loaded up on lots of sweet soft layette for the next Pixie that comes alone! It is by far the most gorgeous, softest, baby goodness Ever!!!