Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Bracelet and Tile Grout

I've got two totally random topics to talk about today - and you read the title right - a new bracelet and tile grout.

First, I've added yet another piece of Stella & Dot jewelry to my jewelry repertoire:
Second, I finally got to one of my to-do items that I'd been putting off for well over a the tile grout in my kitchen and living room. Well, today, I finally got on my hands and knees and cleaned all of the tile grout with a toothbrush. It was absolutely disgusting:
 The two previous pictures are befores...not the best shots but you get the point at how dingy it looks. 
 And the above is the after - see how much whiter the grout is! I swear it is the very, very simple things in life...
 One more time - BEFORE

So glad this annoying, menial little task is done! I'll go ahead and check this one off from the September 2010 to-do list. Disgraceful. 

Also, I got my Shabby Apple dress in and it is super cute on...stay tuned for pics!

Monday, August 29, 2011


Last week, I was the lucky winner of a giveaway on Freckles Chick's blog! This new Shabby Apple dress is now mine all mine:
So cute and it looks super comfortable! Can't wait to get it!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Say Thank You

Now that our one year wedding anniversary has come and gone, I feel the urgency to complete those wedding thank you notes that I said for MONTHS that I was going to do. Don't get me wrong, we were super appreciative of everything that everyone did for us, gave to us, etc., but I'm a 'work in a crunch' girl. The urgency was there before, but now it's really here...

SO...I'm half way through them! I actually mailed out almost 30 notes today and plan to have the rest out by tomorrow. See what I can do when faced with a deadline! (Well, in this case I missed it slightly, but still...)

And as an added bonus, I was going to take a photo of our thank you notes that Karly from SweetBeaker created for us. But as I was digging around online, I found her blog and she posted some images there! And she takes much better pictures than me so score!
And check out her sweet blog post about these here! (yes, it was from almost a year ago - but this was my first time seeing it!)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Anniversary Prezzie!

BAM! Love them!

Sidenote - Um, who knew my face was that furry? Welp, I'll just go ahead and add one more thing to be super paranoid about - sideburns.
 And I love this guy:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RIP Poopmobile

Now that I'm back in the blogging world, I'm realizing how many things have happened in the past month and a half! The most glorious being our wedding anniversary, the second being the retirement of Shane's old car - which I affectionately call the poopmobile.

Exterior paint? Barely. Rearview mirror? Nope, it fell off. We glued it (twice) - it fell off (twice). Functioning axles? I think one was working correctly. Passer of emissions? Sometimes.

When this bad boy rolled 235,000 and started randomly overheating - we decided it was time to get something new.

 Please note the lack of paint on the hood - classy.

And we are now owners of a new (to us) Toyota 4Runner!

Clearly, not an actual photo...I'm just getting back into the blogging thing - I don't have a photo of ours and I'm too lazy to go outside and snap one.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Florida, Aruba and One Year of Wedded Bliss

I’m not even going to address why I haven’t blogged in a MONTH AND A HALF – because it’s just pathetic.

We’ve definitely been on the go and doing a lot this summer…first up, Florida. We spent an entire week in Panama City Beach –the first few days just me, Shane and Jason and the last half with more friends – Mike, Mandy, Danielle, Branden, Chris and Lindsay. Key takeaways:
  • Panama City Beach hasn’t changed since the year 2000.
  • I accomplished my three book goal, finishing The Help, Still Missing and Are You There Vodka? – It’s Me Chelsea. Nothing better than reading on the beach. 
  • After the trip, I had my first bout with serious indigestion – like I’ve never had before. I guess that’s what you get after a week of eating like crap and drinking like a fish.
A few photos for your viewing pleasure:
The beach...der.  
     This is my 'I don't want my stomach in this picture!' pose
    This next series of pictures is quite curious...but hilarious!
     The only pic of me and Shane.
The next trip was to ARUBA! Danielle, Mandy and I went to celebrate Danielle’s 30th birthday and it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. The water was the bluest, clearest water I’ve ever seen…unlike any other Caribbean island I’ve ever been to. Danielle did a good job recapping our trip – check it out here, here, here, here and here.

Next up, and I can’t even believe how fast time has flown, was mine and Shane’s one year wedding anniversary! We began the day with a special shopping trip (pics to come of my gift!), a delicious steak dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House (including a Robert Mondavi Merlot bottle of wine – new fave), an improv show at Dad’s Garage and a night at the Melia Hotel downtown! Such a special night and I’m so proud of Shane for putting so much effort and thought into it…I’ve trained him well.:)

 At dinner...check that dessert.
Cheeseballs who apparently are fascinated with our hotel balcony and the fact that you could see a skyline. Total suburbanites.
 And, surprisingly, we have done a crap load of stuff around the house too! I promise to blog again and share said stuff before October. Swears.