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Viva Las Vegas!

Hiya!

Holy moly…I suck. I haven’t posted in quite a while! For that, I am sorry. I thought for my welcome back post I would cover my Vegas trip! Rory and I went to Las Vegas for a few days with our dear friends Megan and Tyler. Meg and Tyler are engaged so I encouraged them to elope over the weekend, but sadly that didn’t happen. We stayed at the Mirage which was amazing! The Mirage has a volcano in front of it that erupts every 30 minutes in the evenings.

Our first night there (Valentine’s Day) we went to Marquee nightclub at the Cosmopolitan hotel/casino. Benny Benassi played which was fantastic! The next night we went to a show called Absinth at Caesar’s Palace.  It was an intimate, Cirque type show that also had tons of crude humor (which is our favorite, haha). Other than that we walked around to take in the sights and ate our weight in delicious food! (including the unlimited mimosas at the buffet!) Rory took pictures but hasn’t sent them to me…maybe I will put them on another post!

I would encourage you all to go on a little vacation with good friends. Rory and I had the best time and it made me realize that I don’t go on enough vacations!

 

Okay, y’all…my assignment this week is to brainstorm some great blog post ideas and get back to this. See ya later this week!

Things That Make Me Happy

 

Hello, again!

With most of the country facing super cold weather I thought today’s post could be dedicated to a few things that made me happy today! First are these beautiful flowers I purchased. The bright color makes me really crave Spring weather!

flowersNext are some beautiful cupcakes I made today. My boss’ birthday is tomorrow and I have become the unofficial cake maker for work birthdays. They are white cake with white icing that I colored to a pretty light blue.

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So there you have it! Stay warm!

 

 

 

Barbeque for Monday Blues

 

newHey, y’all!

I heard on the radio that today is “Thank God It’s Monday” day since it is the first Monday ushering in the first full week of the new year. I had a pretty good day at work so I would agree with the sentiment for today’s holiday. Some of you may not agree and have a standing rage against Mondays simply for what they are (which is totally cool too). Rory and I often go out to eat on Mondays because I don’t feel like cooking after work. A barbeque place just down the street from us opened a few months ago and we are IN LOVE. I thought for today’s post I would share that love with y’all. The restaurant is called Meat U Anywhere. Andy, the owner, always greets us with a smile and we love the local feel that it has (since Meat U Anywhere is not part of a chain). The food is DELICIOUS and Rory and I will keep coming back many many times. The picture above is of my (half eaten) dinner of a sliced brisket sandwich with a side of jalapeno bacon mac n’ cheese. Another bonus about this place is they serve RC cola!

Hope you have a great week!

Setting New Year’s Resolutions

The time is here. Time to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015! With the new year arriving in just a few days, most of us are making New Year’s Resolutions….and most of us will abandon those resolutions by the end of January. Keeping a resolution can be difficult so today’s post is dedicated to maintaining them. Listed below are three tips for holding onto your resolutions for the whole year:

  1. Set smaller goals as steps of bigger ones: If you have an overall goal of “losing weight” set benchmarks of smaller pound amounts as part of your overall target weight goal. This will allow you to track your progress, and reaching the smaller goals will keep you motivated!
  2. Find a resolution buddy: Do you and your best friend have similar resolutions? Keeping each other in the loop about your progress not only feels great in sharing your successes but also keeps you accountable to make progress with your goals. If you both have a goal to travel, save money and take the trip together!
  3. Set goals that mean something to you: Aside from the typical goals of losing weight, making more money, etc.; set a goal that means something to you and could even make an impact beyond yourself. Set a goal to donate money each month to your favorite charity. Making the donations will make you feel great and will help others too. Can’t afford to donate money each month? Set a goal to volunteer one Saturday each month.

So there you have it. Good luck with maintaining your resolutions! I’m still fine tuning mine but I will keep you in the loop when they are finalized (remember the part about setting goals that mean something to you?). Happy New Year!

 

Bonus post: I have to make a shout out to my dad because today is his birthday! I have the best dad around and I’m so lucky that he is mine! Here is a candid shot of dad and I at my wedding! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD! Love you!

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Merry Christmas!

December 25th! One of my favorite days of the year. I love spending time with family members, especially since I don’t get to see them as often now that I live in Texas. Rory and I had a great time with the family and are happy to get to spend a few days in Oklahoma.

I have posted a few pics to share my Christmas with y’all! A special thanks to Susie Macon for taking so many great pictures! Merry Christmas!

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I’m back in the saddle again

Hello again!

It has been a while since my last post. I had some issues with the site overall and then just sort of fell off the face of the internet. But, have no fear because I am BACK with a whole new approach to my website. This new and improved site will feature everything from posts about fashion, beauty, home décor, DIY projects, cooking, eating, speech pathology, my husband, my dogs, my family, and whatever else pops up in this life of mine.

So welcome back and thanks for reading my inaugural post!