Sunday, November 17, 2013

6 Month Break - I'm back!

I really can't believe I haven't blogged in about a half a year!!!!  Lots has happened in the last 6 months. Here is my attempt to update everyone! :) Ever since google got rid of google reader I stopped blogging and I stopped reading blogs as well. It used to be one of my fav things to do! :) Once I find something to replace "google reader" hopefully my love for blogging will come back!


Happy Father's Day Dad & Scott!! :) I always do blog posts for all these special days, and with my absence from blogging I missed giving the special shout-out!! :) I wished them both a Happy Father's Day ofcourse, just not on my blog like usual. 

We threw a bridal shower for my friend Shahanna. It was a brunch shower and it ended up great! :) We had mini pancakes, mimosas, a bagel bar along with many other things!

 (Me, Mo, Shahanna & Sarah)

 The Donut Hole Skewers I made (Pinterest Inspired)

I also contributed the favors to the shower as well. LOVE THESE! We all love wine, so why not have mini wine favors. I ordered the labels off etsy to match the invites that were mailed out. 


Scott and I celebrated out 3rd wedding anniversary! I can't believe it has already been 3 years already! My aunt & uncle have a gorgeous house in the Outer Banks and they were kind enough to let us stay at it again. It was sooo relaxing. I wish I could live at the beach! 

 The hubby and I

 My favorite coozie!

 Loved that we were able to see the horses on the beach, so neat!

The girls also made a trip to Ocean City, MD for Shahanna's Bachelorette Weekend! :) Lots of memories! (The ones we remember)

Parasailing! :)

On the boardwalk...

We had to have favors. I don't know what it is about me and favors, but I just love putting them together! :) The favors included: Mini liquor bottles, band-aids, gum, crystal light, aleve & after-sun gel 


I was able to be a part of Shahanna's Wedding. She did all the planning on her own and everything ended up perfect. So happy I was able to be part of her special day! :)  Here are some of my fav pics! :)

And...the emergency wedding kit I made for the bride:
A few of the things came in handy. It's always good to be prepared! :)


We spent Labor Day visiting my parents! Not too much longer until I can see them again. Christmas will be here before you know it! :) 

The world's largest fishing pole. The things you see, lol.

Impromptu trip to the Outer Banks w/ one of my close friends from college, Sarah. Her family got a house right on the water and I was able to spend a few days with them! :)

 Sunrise one morning, so pretty!

 In the hot tub (the ocean was too cold)

 We love our monograms! (even on solo cups)

Bike ride around the neighborhood


Fall is here! :) Shahanna planned a fall get-together.

My contribution: Acorn Donuts! :)
Super easy to make. Another pinterest inspired idea! :) All I used was donut holes, sprinkles, chocolate frosting & pretzels.


Yesterday my lil sis got engaged!!!!! So exciting!!! Looking forward to welcoming Kris into the family. Can't wait to help Carla with all the fun details!

WHEW! :) I think I caught you all up on everything. Now, if I only I can keep updating the blog now, haha. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Dad & Mom's 35th Wedding Anniversary and Mother's Day all in one weekend! :)

This past weekend Scott and I drove down to my parents for a weekend of celebration! My sis and her boyfriend Kris came down too! :) My parent's 35th Wedding Anniversary was on Saturday. We started off the day going out to brunch at a place called Draper Mercantile. We skipped lunch and later on that evening we treated my parents to dinner at a new place none of us had ever been to in Radford, VA. The place we went to was called "The River Company and Brewery". I was very pleased with the restaurant and glad we chose it!   I snapped this pic of my parents and I love it! :) 
Luckily Mother's Day landed on the Sunday after my parent's anniversary so I was able to spend part of the morning with my mama before we had to head back!! :) Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Mom! :)  
I always enjoy visits with my parents, I always wish they could be longer though!! :) Look at this pic I took before we left. I thought it was appropriate that I was able to take a pic like this on Mother's Day! Makes me smile....

My 30th!!

Back on April 1st I turned the big 3-0! My husband Scott and my sister Carla helped plan a birthday celebration with some of my closest friends! :) I am finally blogging about it, lol. We got birthday cupcakes from one of my fav grocery stores "Wegmans".  Scott got me some Tory Burch Reva Flats (my first pair) and a new Longchamp Purse. I also got some cash/gift cards and wine which are always enjoyable!!!! Can't wait to see what's in store for my next 30 years!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad!

Wishing my father a wonderful birthday! Wishing I could be there to celebrate! Have a great day Dad, I love you! Hope its warm enough outside, maybe you can enjoy yourself out on the river like in the below pic! :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A "Late" Birthday Wish

So this whole past month I was thinking I had already published a blog post wishing my wonderful hubby a "Happy 39th Birthday". Well.....yeah, I just realized I had never published the post like I thought I had. That's what happens when you don't blog as often as you used to I guess. We had a great day on his birthday, I surprised him with take-out from one of our fav restaurants "Firebirds Wood-Fired Grill" and we had a nice relaxing evening with each other.
Happy "Late" Birthday Scott! :) I love you!!!!
(Sorry for my forgetfulness on the blog....real life I didn't forget anything!!!)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Carla!! :)

Happy 28th Birthday to my lil sis Carla!! :):)
Love ya and miss ya! Hope your day was as wonderful as you are!

A few pinterest projects...

Just put some fun gifts together, all inspired by pinterest ofcourse! :)  
First one was an engagement gift....
Click here to see the pin that inspired me.
Second one was a housewarming gift. It was so easy and simple to put together, and I think it ended up looking great!
Click here to see what gave me this idea...
I was really happy with the finished products! :)