Saturday, May 30, 2009

Extremely Upset....

So I took it upon myself to start messing around with my blog layout and I promise that I backed up my template, but blogspot has changed everything!!! Has anyone else had these problems? I can't pick a main font or my blog colors or anything. I don't know what to do. I'm about to just start a new blog and see if that will work.

Help....Blogger in distress :(

Questions, Inquiries, Advice....

I need help! I've had a few people tell me the font on my blog is hard to read. So I need you all to let me know. I've been told the "blue" font is hard to read....but I had no clue my font was blue.

I'm in the mood to maybe switch up my layout and I would love to have a personal design, but being unemployed doesn't allow for those luxuries :( Do you have any suggestions on how to give my blog an update? I found my current blog layout at and they have some great free layouts.

Blog in distress....

Good News. Good News!

No, I haven't found out about my test grade but I did find out that two of my friends have found out some wonderful news of their own!

First, on of my closest friends from high school that I miss terribly is having her first baby. She found out its a GIRL!! I'm so excited for her and her husband.

She happens to be one of the cutest pregnant girls ever!! Thin as a rail with just a little bump :)

Second, one of the girls I danced with in college just found out she made the Colts dance team!

My little Sam's all grown up!! Congrats girlie, I'm so proud of you!

Does anyone have any good news to share?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Waiting in Limbo!

G'day, girlies and ghouls! How is everyone feeling? Its Friday morning and the weekend is almost here! Such a great feeling, except for the fact that now I'm waiting in limbo. Has this ever happened to any of you....don't know how to feel....whether to be happy and excited or nervous and sceptical? Well I'm there. My test is over and I felt like things went pretty well, but that is always bad news. Any time I think I've done well on a test I totally screw it up.

So now I'm just waiting. Don't know when I'm going to find out my scores, but hopefully soon. Oh well...

Now on to good news....

I'm trying to make some weekend plans....don't really know what I should do. Do you all have any suggestions? I was thinking a beach trip....we actually have a day that is forecasted to be sunny...for the first time in weeks!!!

Well have a great afternoon as you watch the clock slowly count down the time remaining until the start of the weekend! Be safe, be kind, and please rewind!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Test, Exam, HEADACHE!

Good morning my fabulous friends!! Just a little request.....I have my first A & P exam today for the summer semester and I'm freaking out! I need to get back to studying, but if you could keep me in your thoughts....I'm such a nerd, having test anxiety! HA! Have a happy day. I'll be back :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm the Queen...I wish!

Hello, my eloquent editors! I have a few things to catch up on...

Stephanie over at "I Do" at the Zoo has kindly passed on the lovely Queen award to little ole me :) I love it when I get awards. Its too sweet and it just puts a smile on my face for days! Thank you Ms. Stephanie!!

Here are my duties as the Queen of ALL Things AWE-SUMMM....

1) List 7 things that make me Awe-Summm!!
2) Pass this award onto 7 Awe-Summm bloggers!!
3) Tag the 7 bloggers and let them know they are Queens also!!
4) Link back to the one who tagged me!!

So here we go:
  1. I'm living it up in the sunshine state! I am blessed with sunny weather and beautiful beaches.
  2. I have the best girlfriends ever! Even though I don"t live close to them, they are still the most kind, caring, thoughtful friends a girl could have.
  3. I get to see my love's face every day :)
  4. My family means the world to me....without them I would be no one.
  5. I love learning....that's why I'm back in school! HA!
  6. Dancing is the best past-time ever! It lightens the heart and uplifts the lips into a wonderful crescent shape :)
  7. Just like Ms. Stephanie, I have a guilty pleasure for my shows. I actually write down in my planner which shows come on which days.....Bachelorette, Jon and Kate, So You Think You Can Dance?......
Now to pass it on.....because I'm usually the last one to receive an award, most people already have this recognition. So.....I'm passing it on to all my readers! Let me know why you're awesome!!

La De Da!

Howdy do, dudes and dudettes!

Hope you've had a wonderful start to the week and an even better Memorial Day weekend!! My weekend was fabulous. J made it back safely in the midst of 10,000 storms and we played all weekend. I surprised him with cupcakes!! I was so excited to make them, but it took forever! HA! I made the mistake of assuming there were cupcake tins in the house to use, but all we had were muffin tins. The muffin tins were a little bit larger than a regular cupcake tin, so my baker's delights turned out a little more like a mini-cake than a cupcake! There were only 4 holes in the tin so I could only make 4 mini-cakes at a time. So it took about three hours to bake all the tasty treats.

I was anxious to try a new almond poppyseed cupcake recipe, but I didn't have the money to spend on all the ingredients, so I just got a funfetti cake mix and added almond extract.

It had the same taste and they were wonderful....if I do say so myself! I'm pretty sure I ate more of them than J did. That's why I go through such dry spells between baking.....I'm the one who inhales the desserts and then feel guilty for eating them all! But they were so good!

Here's the recipe for almond poppyseed cake mix:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cupse granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your cake pans or add liners to cupcake tins.
2. Bake times vary. For a larger cake pan estimate cooking time around 40 minutes. Cupcakes take less time. Make sure to keep an eye on the cakes and when they look to be golden brown, do the toothpick test. Insert toothpick into centers until it comes out clean.
3. Remove cakes from heat and allow to cool no less than 10 minutes before decorating.

There are plenty of options when it comes to icing, but I like a buttercream icing that is whipped. It makes for a lighter icing that's not over the top sweet!
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
Combine all ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed to mix. Beat at high speed until smooth and fluffy, approximately 5-10 minutes. If too stiff, beat in a few drops of water.

4. Icing the tops of the cakes and enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Friday Friday!

Hello my colorful cupcakes!

I'm so glad its Friday! That means J will be here tomorrow afternoon!! This past week has been so lonely without him. The sun has started shining and its a beautiful day. Have a multitude of things on the to-do list:

-clean bathroom
-study for A & P
-call insurance company

There's lots more, but I definitely drawing a blank right now. I have to prepare a surprise for the boy's return, but I'll have to tell you about it after he gets back....he's a reader. :)

So ladies and gents, enjoy the last day of your week!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

rain rain go away....

By golly, how are ya!? It is a rainy mess today in FL. I haven't seen the sun shine since Saturday. YUCK! Since its been raining, I've spent my bored days inside the walls of a local shopping patagonia! It was lovely. I got to spend some time with J's sister and her little girl and also tagged along with the "play group." Let me just tell ya, mom's are amazing....especially these moms. I kept thinking to myself....I would go nuts with all this chaos and these lovelies just took it with a grain of salt. I have to tell you, if I would have spent any more time with the little ones, I would have wanted one of my own. In due time, Meagan. Just not now! ha!

Have a wonderful evening!

My feelers are hurt!

I lost a follower....I'm sad. Any of you lovelies out there ever lost followers? I hope I haven't bored someone to death or offended them :( Boo.

**Update....I must have scared another one away. That's 2 in 24 hours. I'm deadly. :(

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bachelorette....weird guys!

Watching the show right now.....very excited its on...but is anyone else weirded out by the awkward introductions??? Guys are so much worse that girls when it comes to acquainting themselves with someone new! From my count, our Bachelorette is really excited and will be floating to the moon from all the drinks she having made for her. Come on guys....COME UP WITH SOMETHING NEW AND ORIGINAL!!!

Make-Up Tip Monday!

Aloha!! Happy Monday to you all! Hope every one had a great weekend. I made it to my movie last night and let me tell you....I LOVED IT! I can't wait to buy it and watch it again. It was actually really nice to go to the movie alone :)

I want to apologize for not throwing any tips your way last week. I promise this week I'm making up for it. So in review, we've gone over preparing the skin, choosing a foundation, which brushes to use, and concealer. We are now on to the fun stuff!!! COLOR!!

Today we will start with adding contour and highlights to the face!

Any of you ever have issues with not having high enough cheekbones or a double-chin or a large forehead? Did you know that you could fix all that with make-up? All you have to do is use different shades of color to accent the shadows and high planes of the face. When choosing the correct colors to use, keep in mind the finish as well. Your contouring color should be two to three shades darker than your base foundation color and have a matte finish. Your highlighting color should be two to three shades lighter than your base foundation color and should have a finish of anything but matte. For both highlighting and contouring, you have the option of using powder, cream, or liquid. I like to recommend powder for beginners and then once you get comfortable with the placement and blending, you can try liquid and creams.

This picture is kind of a template for where the different colors should go to shape the face.

This picture is definitely the on the extreme end of highlighting and contouring, but it maps out the perfect placement of color.

When contouring, I like to use an angled powder brush. It helps with getting in all the little nooks you need to accent.

I like to use a smaller brush when highlighting the face. Something that is fluffy and able to gently brush on the product.

Some of the best tips that helped me when I first started contouring and highlighting were these:

1. When contouring, have your light source coming from behind. This will help project shadows on your face and help you locate the areas of the face that are to be darkened.

2. When highlighting, imagine yourself walking through a piece of cling wrap. The parts of the face that hit the cling wrap first are going to be the areas that you will highlight.

3. Add a touch of your highlighting color to the inner corner of the eyes to brighten up the face!

This takes practice, but is very beneficial when you get the technique perfected. It makes such a difference, especially in photographs. Good luck and let me know if you have any question!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Illusions of the eye...

Bonjour! How are all you lovelies??? I, myself, have been bored out of my mind! lol. J is playing super hero in Tornado Alley helping his aunt and uncle clean up their destroyed yard. He's gone for a few days and I'm here trying to figure out how to keep myself entertained.

Yesterday I went out and piddled around town. I hit up TJ Maxx....twice, Target, Publix, Charolette Russe, Forever 21 and Finish Line. Sad part is....when you don't have a job, you can't buy much. I ended up with a cute little jersey knit dress and a few rings and I added lots to my lengthening "wishlist". It was nice to just get out of the house and get a little exercise.

Today, I've done the nails, tried to soak up some sun (the sun wasn't being cooperative), and I'm thinking about heading to Picture Show to partake in some solo screenplay action. Have any of you seen Confessions of a Shopaholic? That's what I'm headed to see and I'm hoping its not terrible!

So enough about my pity party I'm planning.....wanna see some interesting things I encountered while visiting my parents? Come on, I promise it will be fun!!

Have you ever been deceived by packaging? Maybe purchased a bag of chips to open it and find only a few crumbs in the bottom? Well this happened to me twice in TX.

My mom and I are bubble gum freaks. We love to chew bubble gum and sew, chew bubble gum and cook....pretty much anytime we're together, we're always crackin' on some bubble gum. Weird I know, but we were walking through Target and saw some Double Bubble gum.

We were expecting to get the little gumballs that come out of the kiddie gumball machines. You know, the kind you have to have three or four pieces to get a good chew? Well what we were expecting is not what we got!

These puppies were whoppers! A pleasant surprise for the bubble gum lover.

Next, while shopping in Target, we also picked up some Popsicles. I have a problem, I love sweet stuff. Well, when it comes to Popsicles, I always hate how half the popsicley goodness is all the way down the stick and it is extremely hard to eat. So, I found these...

Popsicle MIGHTY MINIS! The box showed to be the perfect size and check it out, they are SLOW MELT! I was thinking the mini-pops would be half the size of a normal Popsicle and they would be a wonderful cool, sweet treat for out by the swimming pool....

HA!! These things were tiny. A Popsicle for newborn! Slow melting?? That's because they don't have any time to can eat these thing in one chomp! Disappointing....well not for everyone....

My puppy loved the icy treat! Perfect size for her :)

And to put a little smile on your face....where else would you see something like this??

I might have to get this mailbox for my new house...when I get one! ahahahahaha!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Time flies....Just like I did on an Airplane! sue me! I've gone on another non-posting spell...I apologize. I don't. It was all for a good cause. I am safely back in the big sunshine state and had a blast with my parents back in TX. I will have a post up soon of some of the interesting stuff that happened while out of town.

But for now, I must get back to writing my first essay of my second round of college! Oh how fun...NOT! Talk to you soon, Lovelies!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I just love being home!

Look what I did.....with a little help from Mommasita! Its a work in progress, but its the quilt I've been working on with my mom. My family is big into Christmas and ever since we were little we've had homemade Christmas pjs....well this quilt is made from all of our old jammies, plus some Christmas fabric from my Nannie's collection. I love this quilt so much and I can't wait for it to be finished!!

What are your favorite family traditions during the holidays?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wine Basket....Giveaway!!

Look at this beauty! More Wine Please is giving this bad boy away for her blogaversary!! What a great way to celebrate :) Hop on over to her site and sign up for the giveaway. If you let her know that you saw it on my site and I sent you, we'll both get an extra entry! One for me and one for you, just the way I like to share my wine!

Good luck Winos!

Yeah to my 50th follower!!!

Half-way to my goal!! My 50th follower is Prep in the Big Apple!! So glad you're a reader!

I'm all smiles!

Wednesday Workings

Howdy do! Just another wonderful day in longhorn country....except for the weather. I was hoping for sunshine and tanning oil, but it has been raining and storming the whole time. I'm not going to be too happy if a tornado spawns up in the front yard! EEK!

So today is a very happy day, and would be much better if J was with me. It is our 11 month anniversary !! I know, sounds kind of high schoolish to still count the months, but I love it! After the 1 year mark, then things are counted by half months.....until we get married and then it's down to years! I think....what do you think? But if J is reading....LOVE YOU BABERS!

I have a funny story for you....for some reason, I've had puppies on the brain. I want one....really. stinkin. bad. But right now is not the time and place. But I can still window shop, right? So when I have spare time, I search for dogs on this lovely thing we call the Internet! I'm very picky when it comes to dogs that I want and feel I can take care of. Small to medium in size, no aggressive behavior or history, hypoallergenic, and cute as a button!! Well after some research this week....I know what I want:


A schnoodle is a Schnauzer and a poodle mix. And it is sooo stinkin' cute!

Insert funny story when I found this dog, I felt the need to tell everyone I'd found it. I sent emails, made phone calls, and chatted online. Well, have any of you heard of skype? Its kinda like AIM but you can make phone calls with it through your computer. My family uses it to stay in touch with my brother. So, sometimes while my dad is at work, I will chat with him, so I decided to tell my dad about this new puppy find!!

This was the message: Dad! I want a schoodle!!!

End quote!

I waited and waited for a response, but nothing. I chalked it up to him being busy and figured I would talk to him about it later. He came home and I proceed to quiz him about this new found love.....he said let me want a schoodle!?

Holy cow, he must have gotten my message! Uh-oh....somethings not right. My dad had a weird look on his face :( Apparently my dad was giving a big presentation at work, using his laptop and a projection screen with a power point project as a visual aid. Ummm...can you guess?

Right in the middle of his presentation, my message (see previous quote) popped up on his computer!!!! Mind you, the statement said nothing about a schoodle being a dog and I'm sure no one knew what it meant. Now they just think I'm a whacko! Thank goodness I don't live in TX and these people will never meet me!

Embarrassed?? That would be this girl. Oh well.

Well I must go get ready! I have another day of errands with the Moms! Have a great one :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Fifth of May...I don't speak spanish

Ha! My lovely J sent me that this morning in a text. What a sense of humor that boy has!! :) I hope everyone has enjoyed their day as much as I have. I don't know about you all, but it doesn't get better than hanging out with your Mom all day laughing, shopping, and not having a care in the world.

Today was another busy day with mi madre! We shopped and shopped and shopped some more. We were on a mission to try and get a few things for an upcoming trip my parents are taking. I got a few things for myself. I'll post them tomorrow!!

The outing was concluded with a lovely meal at On The Border! I've never eaten there, but it was wonderful and a great way to celebrate the day. I had the taco melt, chips and salsa, and a spectacular glass of sangria!


Buenos Noches!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Make-Up Tip Monday!

Top of the week to ya, ladies and gents! I hope your weekends were wonderful and relaxing. I am sitting in Texas, loving the weather, but missing my other half. My mom and I have been on a mad creating frenzy and it has been so much fun! I will have tons of pictures to put up soon.

But for now, on with the tips!

I want to thank you ladies for submitting your questions on the last make-up tip post. I want to answer some of those now. Last week we talked about foundation application. My lovely followers expressed that they didn't like the squishy make-up sponges, which is a great thing! But they had questions on if using your fingers is acceptable. You have to think of it this wouldn't paint a nice picture with your fingers, so you wouldn't want to do your make-up that way either. Using your fingers doesn't allow for an even application and can make things streaky. Other than the streakiness, using the fingers on the facial skin, whether clean or dirty, adds unwanted bacteria and it increases the oil production on the face. So if you're having issues with oil, this could be a reason.

Now for the new stuff....we've talked about prepping the skin, picking a foundation, the proper brushes to use, now we need foundation's best friend....concealer! There are many misconceptions I'd like to clear up about concealer, because it can be your best friend too!!

Concealer's purpose is to cover up any unwanted spots or discoloration. Concealer can be used with or with out a foundation and should be applied with a brush. Because of the area you would be placing the product (under the eyes) is very sensitive, using a brush will not cause as much damage to the outer skin and underlying tissue. Also, if you are using the concealer to cover up a pesky pimple, you don't want to add more bacteria to and infected pore by using your fingers. Using a brush that is smaller with condensed bristles will allow you to cover up almost anything!!!

When choosing your concealer color, I always like to go one shade lighter than your foundation color. This will bring a highlight to the under-eye area and will decrease the look of of a blemish. Gently pat the color on the needed areas and blend out.

Most people think that concealer goes on before foundation, but after a few trials and errors, I've found that you can achieve a much smoother look with better coverage if you put the concealer on after the foundation. You won't get those darkened spots on your face that won't buff out! So try that out and see what you think!

When it comes to color of concealer, I like to recommend something that is in the rose family as apposed to the golden. This is great for covering the purpleness under the eyes and redness of blemishes.

So there you have it! Another Make-Up Tip Monday! Please let me know your questions and if there's anything specific I need to talk about! I'm doing this for you!

Good evening, goodnight, and goodbye!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Playing catch up!

I've been postponing doing this post, but here it goes! I've been tagged in a few blogs and I wanted to pass on the love :)

First, Mrs. Katie at Such a Loverly Life... sent me the Kreativ Blogger Award!

The award rules are to list 7 things that you love and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you LOVE! Be sure to tag them and let them know that they have won. You can copy the picture of the award and paste it on your sideboard or in your blog to let the whole world know... you are Kreativ!

1. I love God and my faith!
2. I love my love :) Mr. J
3. I love my family....the best people in the world!
4. I love my friends...the ones that are close and the ones that are far!
5. I love music....all kinds!
6. I love being creative!
7. I love blogging!

So now I get to tag 7 of you lovelies! Don't forget to post your love!

1. Shannon @ Mr. and Mrs. in Training
2. Pink Julep
3. Not Just a Pretty Face
4. Anna @ Accidentally on Purpose
5. Lucy Marie @ Lucy's Life
6. Taryn @ The Colorado Desert
7. Ashley @ The Happy Little Home

Next, one of my new bloggie obsessions, The Luckiest Mrs. tagged me to do a question survey.

1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog: replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own
2. Tag other un-tagged people.

What is your current obsession?
Getting into nursing school and finding a CRNA program!

What do you think your name says about you?
My blog name and my real name are one in the same. My name means strong one, and I think I'm just that!

Who was the last person you hugged?

My momma :)

What is your favorite dinner?

I love love love breakfast for dinner....biscuits and gravy, hash browns, eggs, and sausage with syrup!

What was the last thing you bought?

A race ticket for the Derby!

What are you listening to right now?

The news about the Dallas Cowboy's Practice Facility collapse. So sad, please pray for the victims and their families.

What is your favorite weather?

That's a tough one....I love warm sunny weather perfect for a beach day, but I also love fall when the leaves start to turn all kinds of colors and there is a crisp coolness on the air. But wait, I love the winter too, when it starts to snow and its cold enough for it to stick! I pretty much love all season without extreme weather conditions!!

What is your least favorite season?

Tornado season!!! I hate storms. I might have a different answer after my first hurricane season. :(

What is in your bathroom cabinet?

toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion, and J's contact goodies!

Say something to the person who tagged you.

The Luckiest Mrs. is one of my new bloggie favorites! Such a sweet girl and a great read!

What is your favorite tea flavor?

As long as its sweet, it doesn't matter! I like my tea like syrup....yum :)

What did you want to become as a child?

I wanted to be a veterinarian, but the I realized I couldn't deal with dying animals :( Now I'm going to work with dying people instead! Ha!

What do you miss?

My J when I'm gone, my family when I'm in FL, and my friends, lots and lots!

What's your favorite brand of jeans?

American Eagle for lazy days and MEK or Arden B for dressing up and lookin' cute!

What's your favorite dessert?

I love all things sweet. I love cakes, cookies, pies, and the list goes on and on...I'm lovin' some cupcakes right now too....Almond Poppy Seed with Buttercream Icing!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

To the MOON!

What's your favorite movie?

That would have to be The Wedding Date...I'm such a sucker for a good love story!

What is your most challenging goal right now?

Learning to live life without an income, finding a job that works with my school schedule and figuring out how to stay positive and keep my grades where they need to be.

What's your 5 year plan?

Get into nursing school, finish nursing school, get married, get into a CRNA program, and mabye have a little one!!

Why is today special?

Because I get to spend it with my parents. My mom and I are out getting into trouble.

What is your favorite sport to watch?

Football!! I'm lucky enough to be in love with the best lookin, quarterback sackin' football player around :)

To play?

You can say its not a sport, but I still think it is. Cheerleading is my favorite sport to play. I know dancing isn't really a sport, but I'm pretty good at that too.

What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own?

All the jewelry that my grandfather has given me and the ring that my mom had made for me from my grandmother's old ring.

Post your current favorite picture:

I know I just posted this picture a few days ago, but I love it. It makes me smile!

Alrighty....I tag:
Katherine - Just Lovely
Ashley - Drew and Ashley

Next, Anna at Accidentally on Purpose gave me the Lovely Blog Award....

*Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 5 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they've been chosen for this award

My recent finds and new loves:
Kristin @ The Future Mrs. McCormick
Sweetpea @ Horse, Hound, and Home
D.A.R. @ Just Another Day in Paradise
Stephanie @ "I Do" at the Zoo
Chelsea Marie @ This & That

Last but not least....I'm closing up with some Crazy 8's! My lovely Watermelon Tree tagged me for a game!

8 things I look forward to:
*Flying home to see my family.
*Flying back to see my J
*Date Night

8 things I did yesterday:
*Fly to TX
*Wear faux eyelashes
*Play in the rain
*Buy a race ticket
*Take a 4 hour nap
*Get dressed up
*Listen to hail hitting the sky light
*Eat McDonald's...don't judge!

8 things I wish I could do:
*Bring J to TX to meet the rest of the family
*Get a new digital camera
*Buy a house
*Get a puppy
*Go skydiving
*Visit my friends in KY
*Visit my sister from another mister in ST. THOMAS, USVI
*Visit my brother in France

8 Shows I watch:
*Biggest Loser
*Brothers & Sister
*Grey's Anatomy
*Ultimate Fighter
*United States of Tara
*Hannah Montana....I know people, one of these days I'll give up the Disney Channel.
*Law & Order: SVU
*Who's Wedding is it Anyway?

So did I win?

Now I get to tag are the rules.

1) Mention the name of the person who tagged you.
2) Do the lists of 8.
3) Tag 8 bloggers of your choice.
4) Let them know that they have been tagged!

I don't know if I can pull out 8, but I'm going to do my best....

The Bona Fide Preppy Bride
Southern Bride
The Monogrammed Nest
Domestic Divas Fancy
Just a Girl
Peppermint Bee
Post Smith
The Pink Tutu

Whew....I did it. Sorry if any of you have already received these awards! If not, enjoy! I look forward to reading your replies. Time for me to jet....I'll be back with some answers to make-up questions and to pass on some more tips! Until then....

A day at the tracks!

And their off!!

Well they were yesterday! I made it to Texas in one piece, without a medical mask, and headed straight to the race tracks!! I was so excited to be celebrating the Derby with my parents and other UK alum. The track was beautiful and they actually had horses running there. So we ate, drank and watched horses all day! Our group had been set up under a great outdoor tent that provided shade and shelter through out the day. There was live music, great food and raffles for this Kentucky girl!

Throughout the day there were contests, but the only one I paid attention to was the Hat Contest. The turnout wasn't the best, I guess these women don't understand the importance of the Derby Hat. My favorite was this little girl...she's getting started early!!

This picture doesn't express the grandness of this hat...coming out of the red flowers on the right side of the hat were large black and white feathers adding some pizazz and style. This girl had it going on!!

You might be wondering why the pictures are foggy....well in Texas weather, if you take hot hot temperatures and add a complete torrential downpour, you get visible humidity. The fog was just lingering in the air an fogging up my camera lens!

The fam snapped a quick photo and made a quick dash for the car when the rain finally held up...

But before we mad it to the car, I saw this.....

Does anyone want to explain what a tater tangle is? I'm lost! HA!

Happy Sunday :)


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