Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Weekend

Happy Halloween Ya'll!   
I am not the biggest fan, but I do enjoy the candy!

This weekend was perfect!  Friday night we went to The Satellite in SilverLake to see Gill Landry and The Felice Brothers.  The show was AWESOME! Both MG and I left saying it was one of the best live shows we have ever seen.  The Felice Brothers were unreal.  There sound was so different.  It went from synthesizer to rap to country to Bob Dylan and back around again.  If you ever have the opportunity to see them live I would check them out.

Saturday was the Florida/Georgia game.  Most of our friends in LA are from GA.  This always makes it interesting when we get together.  The Gators didn't look great and GA won.  It's okay.  They win once every four years.  I can be cool with that {just a little dig}.  We were able to spend the day with the cutest Bulldog, MiaBella, our friend Alli's daughter.  She was a doll and so much fun to be around for the day.  Everyone kept asking us when we are going to start a family.  Being parents is a lot of hard work that I don't have time for right now.  I will enjoy my time being Auntie Brit!

As if we didn't spend all day Saturday watching College Football, I felt the need to continue this into Sunday.  I finished up with last season of Friday Night Lights.  I cried.  It is such a great show.  Why did it have to end? Tear.

Overall it was a great weekend and I am already for the next one.  I can't believe tomorrow is November 1st.  Time flies!
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Almost there...

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It's almost the weekend!  Woo-hoo friends!
After my awful afternoon yesterday {just an overall annoying day}, I am so ready for the weekend.  
It is Halloween weekend which can only mean one thing. 
The Georgia/Florida game!  
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Tomorrow we are meeting up at C&D's to watch the game.  Like always MG and I are the only Gator fans in the group.  My fingers are crossed so very tightly that we can pull this one off.  

Tonight we are heading over to Silverlake to see a show {The Felice Brothers, Gill Landry, Far Gone & Out Midnight Dance Party}.  I am sure I will be the only peppy one there since this is a very hipster part of town. Whatever:)  MG LOVES Gill Landry, so of course we have to go.  

MG just got off from a phone interview with our hometown paper promoting The Ocean Black.  The article will be out next week.  I can't wait to share it with you.  Even if we don't reach the 100K, which we know is a lofty goal but super cheap for a movie-seriously cheap, we know something great will come from this. 

Any fun plans for the weekend?!  Are you dressing up and going out? Do you have the perfect costume?  Please let me know, I might steal your idea for next year;)

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

If this is true...

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...then I should be doing one of the following...
-Work for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Perez Hilton
-Become a personal shopper
-Learn how to apply make-up and style hair like a professional
-Always be bright eyed and bushy tailed
-Be in tip top shape
-Have an amazing blog
-Be the perfect wife, friend, sister, daughter

When you are procrastinating what do you do?

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What I'm Loving

It's Wednesday!  Yay for hump day:) Let's just jump right to it shall we?

I'm LOVING...MG's movie was picked up by this website.  They have shown us a lot of support over this past year so we we truly thankful for them.  What I am annoyed with are the Internet trolls critiquing every little detail.  It is a movie people, when was the last time you saw a zombie/monster movie that was 100% accurate.  
Source: via Amy on Pinterest

I'm LOVING...GA/FL weekend!  When I was a freshman in college we ventured down with our UGA friends to enjoy the weekend.  There were about 20 of us and we were the only Florida fans.  We won that year:)

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I'm hair.  I finally got my highlights touched up this past weekend. It looks so much better with my short new do.

I'm LOVING...the text message I woke up to this morning from my mom.  Today 28 years ago she found out she was pregnant with me.  My parents had been trying for awhile and were unsuccessful.  The last time they tried before starting IVF they conceived me. Needless to say I am pretty thankful it worked.
I'm LOVING...ya'll!  In just a few short weeks I have almost doubled my followers.  So awesome:)

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For those of you, like myself, who are having a hard time jumping on the healthy eating/working out bandwagon here is some motivation!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mumble Jumble

Have I mentioned I am not a fan of Tuesdays?  I prefer Monday's much more.  There is something about starting off a new week.  Maybe it is new opportunities or the unknown for the week ahead.  To me Tuesday is just a day I can't get excited about.  Whatever.

Tonight I am attempting to make crock pot baked potatoes.  I have an absolutely awful record when it comes to making these, so much so that MG has told me to stop buying them at the grocery store.  It is just a waste of money.  Well thank you Pinterest, hopefully my streak of making under cooked potatoes will end tonight.

I started Weight Watchers 3 weeks ago and haven't lost a pound.  This is something I am not too proud of.  My goal is to loose 10 pounds by Christmas. I have 8 weigh-ins left.  I think this is something I can do, I just have to start working out more.  Two days at the gym and eating baked potatoes isn't going to show any results.
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Christmas is two months away.  YES! I can't wait to go home this year.  Most of the time I am like whatever when it comes to where we spend holidays, but this year I am really looking forward to spending time with my family.  I already got a Christmas party invite from my childhood best friend and her family.
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Obama is in town today therefore traffic has been AWFUL.  It doubled my commute this morning:(  One cool thing is that he went to Rosco's Chicken and Waffles, an LA staple.  We have been there once and it was perfection.  It definitely lives up to their reputation.

Barack Obama

I hope your Tuesday is off to a good start:)
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Give Blood

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The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they "want to help others."
One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.
A healthy donor may donate red blood cells every 56 days, or double red cells every 112 days
Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.
Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.
More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Today we had a blood drive at work.  
It was my first time giving blood.
It was such a painless process I was kind of mad at myself for not donating sooner.
If you can, give. You never know if one day you will need the favor returned?
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Friday, October 21, 2011


September 2009 MG and I were invited to go on a camping trip up to Yosemite with C & D and their couple friends.  
It was one of the best trips of my life.  
Camping? One of the best trips of your life? Are you for real?  
The answer is yes!  
There was just something about the people who we were with and the setting that I will never forget.  
It was perfect.

We have been talking for awhile now about planning our next camping trip.  I am eager to go again soon.  I want to sit by the camp fire, roast marshmallows and look up at the stars.
Are you a camper? Do you like the idea of camping, but it's not your cup of tea?  

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Big 30!

My motto for life is...

In your 20's you figure out what you want out of life 
In your 30's you put forth the effort and drive to get there
In your 40's you enjoy the life your have built

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Turning 30 doesn't scare me.
I actually like the idea of getting older.  
In less than a month MG turns the big 3-0!
We are going to San Francisco to celebrate. 
His parents got us an amazing hotel room for the weekend.
Flights are booked.
Emails have been sent to friends from SF on recommendations while we are there.

I know going to SF is a wonderful way to spend your 30th birthday, but I feel like I should be doing something more.  
I am typically really good at this kind of stuff, but I am drawing a blank.
What would be the perfect gift for turning 30?
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We're Making a Movie!

Today I am a very proud wife.
MG launched his kickstarter last night for The Ocean Black.  
Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.  

Words can't even begin to express how excited we are for this opportunity. 
Please check it out and pass it on.  
If you can donate I would be forever grateful. 

The next 60 days could drastically change our life forever.
When it happens I will be over the moon, until then I hope you can bare with me while I hop on this crazy roller-coaster ride.  

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blogger Meet-Up at Tanaka Farms

Last Wednesday I received an email from Julie.  She found my blog after I commented on someone's post.  It was this post.  Come to find out she is from Atlanta and just moved to Irvine.  Me being the little kid that I am squealed and got super excited.  I emailed her immediately.  She invited me to a blogger meet-up that Sunday.  Honestly at first I was a little nervous, but as the next few days went by I got more and more excited.

Sunday finally rolled around.  This was the highlight of my weekend.  {MG was working on his kickstarter all weekend long, so I was in bed by 10 PM both nights-call me 70!}  I woke up early, worked out, made breakfast, showered and then hit the road.  We met at Tanaka Farms in Irvine.  There is a pumpkin patch with petting zoo, corn field maze, arts & crafts and market.  We explored the corn maze, picked out pumpkins and enjoyed getting to know one another.

2011 Blogger Meet-Up at Tanaka Farms

One of the pumpkin patches!

Us with our pumpkins

Afterwards we headed to Julie's house of mimosas and cupcakes.  It was a fabulous afternoon.  I enjoyed getting to know everyone.  I can't wait for us to meet up again.  If you are a blogger in the LA/OC/Ventura area please let me know.  We would love for you to join us next time:)

One of my favorite treats

Carrot Cake or Chocolate Mocha
Both were to die for!

The smallest addition to our group, Samantha!

Photos c/o Joelle and Sarah

If you are on the hunt for new adorable blogs check out my new friends:)

Jacqueling of Diamond in the Dark

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall Favorite

My absolute FAVORITE thing about Fall is College Football.  
Ever since I was a little girl {7th grade} my Saturday's have revolved around the SEC football schedule.  
Even on my wedding day I woke up early with this girl so we could catch college game day.  
Yes, some may think I am weird, but if you are a female from the south and you don't do this then you are weird 
{I tease, not every woman does this, just the die hard fans}.
When co-workers ask me what my weekend plans are my answer is always the same, college football:)
I didn't go to a school with a football team.  That is one thing I will always look back on and wish I did differently.  
In my head this is the type of tailgating party I will be throwing this weekend for Florida/Auburn, LSU/Tennessee and Ole Miss/Alabama.

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At the game {2006} with MG's family!

In reality, we will be on the couch eating Chick-Fil-A and drinking wine.

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