Friday, July 29, 2011


I am thrilled it is Friday.  A little tired today, but with the weekend right around the corner I think I will be able to make it through:)

I came across this blog from another blogger.  Hilarious!  Must check it out.

I saw this on Pintrest. Thoughts?

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Oh Thursday...

Thought for the day.

Tonight my bestie, C, is coming over for girls night.  I can’t wait!  It has been 2 weeks since we have hung out last and I miss her.  We will be catching up on The Bachelorette and planning her gender reveal party for Saturday.  She has so graciously asked me to help and I love a good party. Done deal.

I stepped on the scale this AM and lost 2 lbs…score!  And someone at my office asked if I have been losing weight…double score.  

I am obsessed with Hanging with Friends.  Everyday at lunch the girls and I play.  It’s a fun way to pass the time and not think about work.

MG is going to look at a Jeep tonight.  The first one didn’t work out so on to the next one.  My fingers are crossed.

Last weekend we went to the Glendon, in Westwood.  They have the best drinks and deserts.  We ordered the warm cookies with fresh bourbon whip cream.  I have been craving it all week.

July is almost over.  This year is flying by…crazy!

We started Christmas shopping this week.  Random I know.  Nordstrom reeled us in with their sale.  I also decided what I wanted from MG this year for Xmas-a vintage LV.  They sell them at the Rose Bowl Flea Market and every time we go I always obsess over them.  This year one of them will be mine-can’t wait!

A month until Cabo…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

San Diego

I was looking through my summer FB album and realized I forgot you recap my trip to San Diego for my birthday.  My parents were in town and honestly, LA gets a little boring after you have visited enough times.  My dad grew up here, my mom visited a lot growing up so they have done the touristy stuff already.  MG and I decided that we should trek down to SD for the weekend.  We took Friday off {my actually birthday}.  I woke up and headed to Dry Bar.  I loved it!  It was so girly and fun.

At lunch time my came over and we headed south on the 405.  It took about 2 hours or so to get down there which isn't bad.  Our first stop was The Yard House.  They have hundreds of beers on tap and great food.  We hung out for a little bit and then headed to our hotel to check in.

We stayed in Old Towne SD.  It was awesome and I would recommend staying there if you visit, at least for one night.  My only request for the weekend was we spend Friday night at The Shout House-a dueling piano bar.  This is my favorite place in the Gas Lamp District.  Let's just say the night did not disappoint.  We had the best time.  One of their famous local sayings is, "You Bitch! You Slut! You Whore!" after someone has been serenaded for their birthday or bachlorette party.  This became the phrase of the weekend with my mom.  She loved it-shockingly-and now wants to use it for our family birthday parties.  Too cute!  we got back to the hotel around 1 AM, ate pizza and went to bed.  It was pretty fun parting with my parents.

Saturday morning we woke up and walked to Old Towne.  It is like you are in Mexico so I instantly loved it.  We grabbed breakfast and then walked around all the shops.  I stocked up on tile and pottery.  Later that afternoon M and I grabbed a couple margaritas, sat on the patio and enjoyed life while my parents were resting.

Early evening we headed down to Coronado-my favorite.  My mom used to vacation here so it was like a walk back in time for her.  We parked in one of the neighborhoods and walked along the boardwalk to Hotel Del dreaming about what it would be like to live across the street.  For dinner we headed to Miguel's which is now my FAVORITE Mexican restaurant in CA solely because they serve queso!  I have been looking for 3 years for queso and haven't found it until now.  This was the cherry on top of a great birthday weekend!

Sunday morning we stopped in La Jolla for brunch at this cute little place with a view of the ocean.  We were all pretty wiped out from a fantastic weekend away.  It was the perfect way to celebrate 27!

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What I am Loving

I'm LOVING where I am at this point in life.  I see a lot of people who get/have everything now.  How fun is it when you don't have something you are striving for?  When MG and I decided to move to LA we knew it would be a struggle.  We wouldn't have the life we could have in Georgia.  A lot of it is material things, but unfortunately that is the way life works.  These things are important {house, car-not the clothes, jewelry, DVDs, the newest TV, whatever} .  We may not own a house until we are 40 or start a family until things become more stable and I am finally okay with it.  In my heart I have to have faith on why we are out here, trying to make this dream come true, and it this is so much bigger than us.  I have to have this attitude or else I would not be the most pleasant person to live with.  {You might see this become a reoccurring theme on my blog. MG is in the budgeting stage for his movie.  As of now he is wearing all hats of this project.}

Last night M and I talked for hours about movies, TV, Hollywood, actors/actresses, everything.  Even though we aren't in the very tight circle yet, I know there will be a time in our life where he will be able to voice his opinion.  Last week, Jeffery Katzenberg said movies suck right now.  I couldn't agree more.  They are awful.  Hollywood needs to be open to new talent and different ways to tell a story.  95 sequels in the works right now-seriously! Whatever happened to movies like American Beauty, Lost In Translation, Fargo?

Sorry for my rant.  I have faith in MG and know that he has the skills, talent and passion to make an amazing movie.  I just wish someone would give him the chance.  It will happen:)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bar Method

I don't have anything too exciting to report on today.  Nothing life changing happened over night.  {Sarcasm}

I did go to Bar Method class last night and fell in love.  This was my second class {I took an introductory class in February}.  I was the newest attendee in my class and you could tell.  The teacher was correcting me at every move, but I didn't care.  If I am there I want to do it correctly so call me out anytime.  Some of the other women were pros.  It was exciting to see where I could be in a month.  When I woke up this morning I felt like a million bucks!  My whole body is sore and I love it!  

This little move above is pure torture in the best way possible!
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy and Getting Healthy

Happy Monday Folks, if there is such a thing.  

Is it bad that I wanted one more day to just do nothing?  This week is going to be intense at work so I am going to try to make the best of it.  We leave for Cabo in about a month and I couldn’t be more excited.  It seems like almost everyday I go on trip advisor to look at the reviews of our hotel.  It is going to be awesome and just what we need.  We haven’t been on a big vacation like this since our honeymoon almost 3 years ago!

Tonight I am starting the Bar Method!  I am nervous, but excited at the same time.  I bought an unlimited 30-day package.  My plan is to alternate between BM and running 5 to 6 days per week.  Maybe this is wishful thinking, but I have to have a plan.  MG is becoming a gym rat, which I never thought I would see the day!  He is working out, eating healthy, drinking lots of water.  I couldn’t be more proud of him.  Last night at the gym I shaved a minute off my mile.  I was pretty stoked and finished the rest of my run with a smile on my face.  I am determined now more than I have ever been before to be healthy and stay healthy.  Yes, I will indulge every now and again {wine is my favorite beverage after all}, but working out makes me feel so good.  I feel like it is completely counterproductive to not eat healthy too.  I am so excited to see my body change for the better.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Junior College

One thing you might not know about me is I went to Junior College my first 2 years and lived at home.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life, degree in Business/Hospitality, but I didn't want to spend a fortune getting there {I had to pay for all of my own schooling.}  All of my friends went to big universities and loved it.  I lived vicariously through them visiting any free weekend I could.  

My first semester of college I took World Religion.  I walk in and saw a familiar face from HS, but didn't personally know her.  There was an empty seat next to her, I sat and we started chatting.  Linds graduated a year before me, went off to college in Colorado, hated it, moved back and attended JC for a year.  We became instant friends.  We spent all our free time together, worked out, waited tables, went on random road trips, indulged in margaritas frequently, we were inseparable   Looking back now we both realized how happy we were.  We didn't have a care in the world.

She is in town for work this week and last night we were able to grab dinner.  We spent the night laughing, catching up on life, her wedding, her new hubby {I was the matchmaker kind of, sort of}, gossiping and just having a great time.  Even though we don't talk as often and rarely see each other I feel so lucky that she is apart of my life.
Linds and I at dinner. I wish it wasn't so dark:(

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Perfect Pillows

I might be the most indecisive person I know.  Most days I can't make up my mind to save my life.  Yesterday MG asked me if this is how is it going to be for the rest of our lives.  Thanks Babe :)

For about a year I have been trying to find the perfect pillows for our couch.  You think that this would be an easy task except what I originally wanted, navy blue zig zag pillows. These are extremely hard to come by and when I did the price was a little out of control.  So then I thought about these pillows, but I couldn't commit to a color scheme.  

I have spent countless hours looking for pillows, but I could never find the perfect print, until yesterday.  It had been a few weeks since I scoured Etsy and what did I find?  The perfect print.  

I would like to introduce you to my new pillows 
{a little dramatic, yes, but I am over the moon happy!}

Beautiful 20 x 20 Richloom Santana Ikat Throw Pillow Cover

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I am Loving

 Happy Hump Day Ya'll!  I am thrilled we are half way through the week and what a crazy week it has been.

I'm LOVING today is SEC Media Day!  I have been following updates via Twitter about my Gators.  I am pretty excited for what Muschamp has in store this season.  Hopefully we will be able to follow through. Go Gators!!
Go Gators

I'm LOVING my car.  MG and I have been talking quite a bit about him getting a Jeep Cherokee.  He used to have one, but it was in a car accident and completely totaled.  {The car was parked in a parking lot, a woman lost control of her car and it flew on top of his.  Craziness I know!}  He never got over that car.  So now we are debating on which one of our cars to sell.  I vote his:)

I'm LOVING the email from an old friend this morning.  Her and her hubby, MG's best friend from HS, are thinking about coming out here this fall.  I am keeping my fingers that it all works out.  I can't wait to show them around.
you've got mail
I'm LOVING bathing suits.  I am so strange.  I love bathing suits, but am not the biggest fan on how I look in them.  I am headed out this weekend to see if I can find any I like for Cabo!
cute suits

I'm LOVING having something to look forward to.  It makes the work days so much more enjoyable:)

What are you loving today?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Summer with Nola

Spend a summer with my second cousin, Nola.  She is an absolute doll!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

I Survived Carmageddon Weekend!

What an anti-climatic weekend to say the least! 

I thought it would take me 2+ hours to get home. 
It took me less than 20 minutes.  

I thought the westside traffic would be awful all weekend. 
It was a ghost town.
Someone planking the 405 between Sunset and Wilshire. 
Stupid and awesome at the same time.

I am pretty proud of LA for just staying close to home this weekend to avoid a potential cluster*.  MG and I walked 10+ miles this weekend around our neighborhood.  It was so nice to not have to use a car.  My legs are killing me today, but it was totally worth it.

Friday night we walked to Cafe 50's for dinner.  Unfortunately we don't have the most amazing restaurants where we live, but it wasn't so bad.  After dinner we headed home to watch Love and Other Drugs.  Jake G is hot!  The movie was okay.

Saturday AM MG went to see HP7 with some friends.  I stayed home and caught up on the Bachelorette and cleaned out our junk drawers.  Thrilling, I know.  Later that afternoon we ran to the gym.  This was the first time we had done something like this and I loved it.  Round trip it was about 4 miles which is what we normally do.  We discovered a new park and maybe a new apartment?!  That night our favorite LA couple came over for dinner.  We chatted about babies {theirs}, careers, friends, work, it was just like old times and I loved every moment of it.

Sunday we hit the gym again, watched the Women's World Cup, took naps, ate CPK for dinner and relaxed.  Overall it was a great weekend!  I can't wait to do it all over again in 4.5 days:)  Oh and just because I am super excited, less than 6 weeks until our Cabo vacation!!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just Do It!

I have hit a plateau.
Today I weighted in-like every Thursday for the past 3 weeks-at 145. 
Yes, my eating habits could be better.
Yes, I need to add weights into my routine.
Yes, I can push myself harder when I run.

In less than 2 months MG and I leave for Cabo.  
I want to look great.
Is that bad?
I want to feel great too.
My new goal for the rest of July and August is to lose 6 pounds.

How am I going to do it?
Bar Method 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What I am Loving: Birthday Edition

My family and friends were so generous for my birthday this year.  I am so blessed and spoiled to have them in my life.  

MG was such a great husband and got me two items on my list.  
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I can't wait to put this guy up in our entry way.  Love her!  Now I just have to think of a name for him...

Danielle Earring in Turquoise
I have been obsessed with these earrings for about a year now.  I guess someone was listening every time I would ooo and ahh over them.  Thanks Babe:)

The in-laws bought me a KINDLE!  One of my new year resolutions this year was to start reading more.  Until now it hasn't exactly happened.  Since getting this last week the only thing I have wanted to do is read.  Right now I am reading The Help and am taking future suggestions:)

I have a small obsession with Mexican tile and pottery.  I am my mothers daughter and  married a 1/2 Spanish man ;)  In Old Town, San Diego they have it everywhere.  It kind of reminded me of Mexico.  My parents bought be some items for our house which I can't wait to share with you once they are hung and the plants are potted.  

My two besties know me so well, they got me J.Crew gift cards just in time for me to pick out something awesome for my Cabo trip!  Gift cards are the best. It is like shopping with free money:)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Last night I went to load the pictures from this weekend to my camera and I took maybe 5 {insert sad face here} so I will have to wait until my mom gets back in town to show you the pictures.

I am not sure if you are aware or not, but this weekend is CAR-MAGEDDON in LA when the 405 shuts down for 10+ miles.

Anyone who lives in LA or has visited LA knows the 405 is always a disaster therefore traffic this weekend is going to be awful, beyond awful.

MG and I already have plans to head to the grocery store on Thursday night and stock up on anything we could need this weekend.  Sound dramatic?  Maybe a little bit, but one of the major detours, Bundy, is about 1 mile away from our apartment so traffic is going to be bad.  One of my co-workers this morning said when the OJ chase happened in 1995 they closed the 405.  She was stuck in traffic for 5 hours! From Brentwood to Manhattan Beach, about 20 or so miles. The highway begins closing at 7 PM on Friday so I am crossing my fingers that work lets us go early on Friday.  It is going to be a nightmare getting home.  Oh the perks to living in LA {please note sarcasm here!}
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Oh Coronado...

It was hard to wake up this morning.  

I was in birthday weekend coma which I can't wait to share with you tomorrow.  

Until then enjoy a couple pictures of where MG and I are debating on moving once we can afford to move away from LA.  

Oh to dream is such a wonderful thing! 

Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island, California

1500 Orange Ave # 5, Coronado, CA.
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