Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Super easy shower gift!

One of my closest friends, Gail, is getting married in October. For her August monogram shower I decided to do a larger gift with a smaller gift. For the smaller gift I made a monogram frame for the future couple. It was so easy!

First... find the cheapest frame possible (garage sale 50 cents!)

Second... choose some adorable fabric that coordinates with said

Third... cut out the initials after printing them on scrapbook paper

Fourth... glue down initials using spray adhesive


It is such precious and cheap!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Friend filled weekend

This weekend was one of those weekends you don't want to end. We had two couples, Brooke/Ryan and Beau/Christine, come stay for a weekend of hanging out. We love hanging out together as a group, there is never ending laughs with our crew.

When they came into town Friday we ate at one of our favorite Lexington restuarants, The Bistro. After dinner we watched the Braves game and relaxed. Saturday was a relaxing pool/lake day. The boys took out the Sea-Doos and played while we floated around the lake. We were then off to Casa Linda for dinner then Frankies Fun Park to Putt Putt and Laser Tag. I haven't palyed Laser Tag in YEARS and came in last place! Of course the hubby came in first...ugh!

I hope everyone's weekend was as exciting as ours! Here are a few pics from the weekend!

Matt and Ryan being silly at the end of Putt-Putt

Ryan wore my purse while playing the entire 18 holes...too many margaritas at dinner!

All the ladies!

Mary and I at dinner

The biggest margarita tower I have ever seen *128 ounces*

Must Read Chick lit!

I have become obsessed with reading books this summer. I don't have nearly enough time to read when school is in so I try and use all the free time I can get. I have been reading all types of books this summer, from fiction to autobiographies. One author I have been hooked on is Jill Mansell. Her books are WONDERFUL! I have read one of her books in two days!

All of her books take place in London (I would die to go there!) and have amazing interconnecting story lines. If you like books about finding love, losing love then getting it back again, these books are for you. I promise you will not regret reading her books!

I can't wait for October for her newest book to come out!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Where has summer gone?

I feel like this summer has flown by! I know it isn't over YET, but I know the end is coming soon. I bet most people would agree with at least a few of the following reasons (especially the teachers!)

1. Back to school sales at Target

2. Principal emailing us with meeting dates for August..already...

3. pounding, stressful feeling in your heart

4. you begin to see students from the school you work at in random places

5. people ask you, "Aren't you excited for school to start back!?!"

My answer is a big, fat HECK NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish summer could last forever!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Braves vs. Brewers

We made a very last minute trip to Atlanta on Sunday for the Braves game. Since our friends Kerri and Evan are such big Braves fans, we invited them to go with us! The four of us squeezed into the Kia (such awesome gas mileage!) and made the short journey. It did pour on us as we walked in the stadium...not so good for the hair!

The game was such a blast! Braves won and a grand slam ball even landed right near us! We were so close to catching it! Another favorite part of the game for me is the Home Depot tool race. I love cheering on those cute tools! :)

Here are some pics from the game....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MIA until Monday!

Blogger friends, I will be gone until next Monday! My family and I will be crusing from Charleston to the Bahamas. I can't wait to lay out while reading, eat gournmet food until I want to pop, and watch some awesome shows! I have been waiting for this vacation and now it is finally here! I will share pictures when we come back!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th fun

Saturday we went on the boat with my mom and dad to enjoy the beautiful weather. We rode over to Rusty Anchor and docked to eat, drink, and enjoy some wacky bands! The people watching was first class on Rusty Anchor. I wish I would have taken some pictures of the crazies out there!

After the drinks and people watching, we headed out to watch the fireworks. We anchored the boat and sat to enjoy. It was absolutely awesome! I got a few good pics before we headed home.

Today we went to my parents house for lay out, play on the SeaDoos, and eat BBQ! I even made my famous peanut butter and jelly pie... Matt is one lucky man!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as much as us!

Yes, those are my sexy feet! haha:)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

4th weekend!

I hope everyone in blogland has a great weekend! Take time to celebrate with good friends and family, delicious food, sun, and some type of water!

Also, a special congrats to my good friend Mckeever and Drake! They just found out that they are pregnant with their first baby! I can't wait to meet the sure to be precious, Cobia baby :)

Go visit/follow in the pregnancy fun at her blog The Cobia Family.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Team Jacob!

I finally saw Eclipse today (I didn't go opening night because of the College World Series! Goooo Cocks 2010 National Championship winners).

The movie was amazing and worth the wait. Even though I have read all the books I still can't believe Bella chooses Edward, team Jacob all the way! Make sure you don't miss this movie!

Puppy Treats!

I made some yummy, homemade doggie treats for Winston and Charlotte. We were out at home, so I decided to try my hand at making them. I will NEVER buy treats again! They were so easy and my babies loved them more than usual. At this second they are laying next to their treat can waiting for me to give them one...wow! Here is the super easy recipe...

Peanut Butter Yummy Treats
*1 cup milk
*1 cup peanut butter
*2 cups flour (either whole wheat or regular)
*2 good pinches of cinnamon
*1 tablespoon baking powder

-preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil (this way your treats won't burn on the bottom like mine!)
-combine the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, baking powder) in a bowl
-melt your peanut butter in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften. Stir in your cup of milk.
-Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl. Combine until a dough forms.

-make treats in any shape you like (I chose little balls)

-Bake for 10 mins. or until hard

Then enjoy! Your puppies will love you even more for these scrumptious goodies!
Here are Winston and Charlotte paitently waiting for their treats :)