Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Weekend Recap - The Bachelorette Party!

As I mentioned, last weekend (well, Wednesday to Sunday) was my friend, Mandy's, bachelorette party in Orlando. We all had a great time and I will add that we fit SO MUCH into our three full days:
  • Thursday - a full day at Islands of Adventures. For those who may be contemplating going here, check out the 'Single Riders' will cut your wait time by 75%.
  • Thursday night: Dancing the night away at some place that was labeled 'Dance Hall.' Apparently they weren't concerned with creativity when naming the joint. There were all of seven people here and we were pretty much the only ones on the dance floor. I won't even elaborate on how sweaty we I was at the end of the night.
  • Gotta' love the self timer...and we are all four in this picture although it looks like Mandy's back is connected to Michelle's butt...LOL!
  • Friday: Pool day and bachelorette night!
  • Saturday: Shopping and a movie (Scream 4 - and with it being the fourth installment, you know it was bad...I fell asleep). Also, Orlando has awesome outlet malls...proof? I snagged this puppy (in brown) for 25% of the ticket price:
  • Sunday: Our flight home...complete with unruly kids and handheld game devices NOT on mute.
Some things we did learn on this adventure, however, are:
  • That you are not allowed to drink your own alcohol on a plane. So, when you receive your non-alcoholic drink from the flight attendant, don't set up a makeshift bar (displaying your air plane liquor bottles with pride) on your tray table while you mix your drink. That is against federal regulations and you will be reprimanded.
  • Disney employees are watching you while you are on the rides...they can even talk to you over the loud speaker and completely freak you out.
  • Pita Pit. Enough said.
We all had a great time and are looking forward to the wedding in only a few short weeks!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Review of Latisse and Buy One Get One Free!

I’ve been using Latisse since December and am a huge fan. Here’s why:
  • Because it works…seriously – my lashes are not only a lot longer but much darker.
  • Because I haven’t experienced side effects. Not sure even what those are.
  • Because it is easy to apply – put some drops on a brush and apply to your lash line before bed. Done.
I don’t have any before and after pictures, because I didn’t really think that far ahead BUT here is a pic of my lashes now:

Trust me when I say that they weren’t like this before.

Buy One Get One Free!

I went to the Latisse website to grab an image (because my last few blogs have been picture-less and that upsets me) but saw something even better…a buy one get one free offer! All you have to do is the following:
  • Visit 
  • Sign up for LashPerks (you will see the box at the bottom left side of the screen)
  • Enter some information and you will get a voucher for a free pack of Latisse! Granted, this involves buying Latisse, having a doctor sign a form, mailing said form and waiting for your free pack to arrive…not bad.
All forms must be completed by June 30, 2011.

Happy lash growing everyone!

Friday, April 8, 2011

The ABC's of Me

Thanks, Danielle's Dish and Fictiously Delicious. :)

{a} age; 27
{b} bed size; King
{c} chore you hate; mopping
{d} dogs; 2: Beauregard and Brother – boxer/lab (maybe pit?) mixes
{e} essential start to your day; coffee and breakfast
{f} favorite color; black
{g} gold or silver; both!
{h} height; 5’3”
{i} instruments you play; none
{j} job title; Associate Manager, Communications
{k} kids; Not yet…but I want 5
{l} live; in Smyrna and love it.
{m} mom’s name; Wanda aka Wandawg
{n} nicknames; Babe, Stace
{o} overnight hospital stays; Nope
{p} pet peeve; When people smack their food, the sound of nails being clipped, heavy breathing…and I could go on and on…
{q} quote from a movie; “I’m not gonna call him Dad.” “Brennan, you’re 39 years old, I wouldn’t expect you to call him Dad.” “Well, I’m not going to – EVER! Even if there’s a fire!” – Step Brothers
{r} right- or left-handed; Right
{s} siblings; 2 younger brothers – Chris and Patrick
{t} time you wake up; No earlier than 7 a.m. (unless I’m trying to catch a flight to go on vacation) and never later than 1 p.m. That’s right, I’m a 27 year old who still sleeps past noon…sometimes.
{u} underwear; nope. :)
{v} vegetables you dislike; spinach
{w} what makes you run late; my personality? Or poor time management skills…I’m late for everything
{x} x-rays you’ve had; the ones at the dentist and some on my feet (to look at my delicious bunions…gross.)
{y} yummy food you make; baked ziti and chili
{z} zoo – favorite animal; do they have dogs there?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mine All Mine…

As of today, I am the proud of owner of the most domesticated item on the market…a steam mop. And I am pretty darn excited about it too!
Say hello to the Eureka 313A Hard-Surface Floor Steamer

I don’t know about ya’ll but I normally don’t shop for something online until I really want it. And then I just can’t handle shipping time so I call every store within a 20 mile radius to see if they have it…and if they do, can they hold it?…for how long?…where are you EXACTLY?...I’m on my way.

So, I stumbled across a review for my new steam mop over at All Things G&D and knew immediately that I must have it. She linked to Amazon and from there I was searching Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart, and many others to see where I could get one TONIGHT. I MUST STEAM MY FLOORS TONIGHT.

Sold out at all of those stores. So I relented and ordered it online through Amazon. Overnight shipping was $35 and although it was tempting, I didn’t do it. But, wait, what’s that? A free trial to Amazon Prime (a program with a $79 annual fee that comes with membership perks) that provides me with two-day free shipping? Yep, I’m in…and I’ll get it on Saturday! EEEEEE!

P.S. I immediately flagged May 7 on my calendar to cancel this membership. I’m an e-consumers dream, I know.

I get my steam mop on Saturday and I can’t wait to steam and sanitize some shiz.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Things To Do in the Next Two Years

I was perusing ‘My Documents’ on my computer, which is often packed full of nothing but half thoughts like a grocery list that only says ‘milk,’ or a house to do list that says ‘bedroom’, and came across the following list. Which of these things are not like the other?

101 Things to Do in 1, 001 Days (2.74 Years)
  1. Paint the front door black.
  2. Get married.
  3. Have a baby. 
  4. Grow grass in the back yard.

The best part is that there is an empty spot for a fifth item. Oh, I make myself laugh.