Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hey Crafty!

Recently, I've had the urge to go full on Suzy Homemaker. I want to bake, cook, clean [yeah, just kidding about that one], decorate and do fun at home projects!

Example: My first project. I took a normal busted vanity stool and turned it into something that makes me absolutely giddy whenever I walk into the bathroom!

It's safe to say I'm obsessed with everything Chevron. 

I ordered the fabric from Amazon and I'm pretty sure it was originally from - there were so many awesome patterns, I had a hard time deciding which one to go with. I'm pretty happy with my choice. And it was so easy [just measure it, cut the fabric according to the measurements and put some push pins in there] I figure if I want to change the fabric later, I totally can.

What do you think?! What projects are you working on??

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Beginnings!

Today is my first day at the new job! 
This week, we're doing some home training and then we're going to be in Dallas for a week of training!

My best friend lives in Dallas so after training, I'm staying for the weekend. Oh, and GL is coming up too! Wooo whoooo!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Last Supper

Last night was my last official night in Hattiesburg! I have a new job and will no longer be the travel broad. Although, I'm sure I'll still travel quite a bit.. and probably to better places than Hattiesburg [sorry, Hburg!]

A to Z Pinot Gris. Love me some Portland wines!

Back at Cork, even though the service is terrible and they never have the right food.

I want this serveware!!! That's mainly why I took the picture.. it was mediocre salsa and hummus but I want that serveware for all the awesome parties I'm going to throw. Boom.

I've met some amazing people and visited some of the coolest places. I'm so thankful and lucky and I've learned so much from this experience. Most of my knowledge applies to airport ettiquette and that's something I'll need forever. So, don't go in front of me during the security screening. I will most likely be fully undressed behind you and tapping my foot because you're taking too long.

Adios Hattiesburg & ACC - it's been real!

Photo Day 15: Phone

This challenge is kind of strange but here is a picture of my phone. It's covered in receipts because I'm finishing up my expense report, and today is my last day of work! So this photo is taken with my work iPhone that I'm sending back today. It's going to be sad to only have one iPhone.

I'm very excited to start my new job. I've really enjoyed traveling and I've learned so much but it's time to settle down a bit and live a semi-normal life. Although I'm sure I won't slow down that much :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, People! I love this holiday, single or coupled up. One of my favorite Valentine's Day was with my friend Lauren. We were both single and we went out for cocktails, dinner, pedicures and a movie! It was seriously so much fun... so this holiday is what you make of it.

However, I feel lucky in love today [okay, and every day]. This past weekend, GL went above and beyond for Valentine's Day [since I'm not in town this week] and this upcoming weekend, we're going to my family's lake house [one of my favorite places in the world] for a Vday Retreat! [happy, happy!]

Photo Challenge Day 14: ♥

Went to dinner last night and there were hearts everywhere so today's challenge was not hard!

Hope everyone has a lovely day and make sure you tell someone you love them ♥ XOXO

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photos and Such!

Happy Valentine's Day week, party people! I had such an amazing weekend at home [still weird calling Florida home, but I'm getting used to it].

I really suck at posting pictures for the February Photo Challenge but I'm pretty good at taking the pictures! I just forget to post... so here we go:

Day 9: Front Door

Here's our front door of our new place in Florida! Palm trees in the front and back. I'll take it ;)

Day 10: Self Portrait

Oh hey, there I am! We had a parade last week and I wore the monkey head for a while. It smells terrible inside of that monkey head so I don't recommend doing that.

Day 11: Makes You Happy

Waking up to Curb Your Enthusiasm on TV and my sweet man putting together our nightstands. And just being at home really makes me happy :)

Day 12: Inside Your Closet

Here's a peek in the ole closet today. Let's make a toast to my last week of being a travel broad!

Day 13: Blue

Ahhhh the pretty blue at the property I'm visiting. I want to jump in reaaaal bad.

Have you ever been to Ruth's Chris? Gregg took me there on Friday and OMG it was so amazing and veryyy romantic. Do yourself a favor and drop hints to your man that you really want to go :)

Happy Valentine's Day!!! [tomorrow, but I'm just so excited!]

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Photo Challenge Day 8: Sun!

Today, I was challenged to take a picture of the sun! It's a beautiful day here in Hattiesburg, MS so I still feel a little blind from taking this pic...

I feel like I've completely missed winter by being in MS & FL and I am not complaining :)

Here's another shot I found last night... a shout out to ole Ali "T-bone" Tracy!

T, if you ever open a cafe/record store, just buy this franchise.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Photo Challenge Day 7

Photo Challenge Day 7: Button

Here's a couple of buttons on my coworker's shirt. The palmetto reminds me when I lived in Charleston, SC for a summer in 2008. Ahhh memories :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Photo Challenge: Day 6

Photo Challenge, Day 6: Dinner

Soup at hand, Mindy Kaling's hilarious book and a little twitter. I honestly can't complain :) okay, I can but I just have to make the best of my hotel lifestyle for a couple of weeks!

Photo Challenge: Days 4 & 5

Photo Day 4: Stranger

Denise, the ex-stripper, expert pole dancer and our mentor for 2 hours on Saturday was definitely a stranger at first. Lauren's bachelorette party took place at Vertical Expressions and we learned how to do some pole tricks! It was certainly fun and an amazing experience and I officially have serious respect for strippers. Get it girls.

Photo Day 5: 10am

Spooning with Dan! Loved seeing some of my best friends this weekend!

Photo 6 is dinner so stay tuned for that amazing picture. I'm sure you're on the edge of your seat waiting for a picture of my dinner.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Photo Challenge Day 3: Hands!

Photo Challenge Day 3: Hands

Here's my hand [and my disgusting, unpainted nails] reaching for another piece of edamame. But it's gone. Sad day.

And here's my dinner from last night.. Monkey Roll!

Here's another roll... Mango Tuna. It was like dessert! Yumm-o :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Photo Challenge Days 1 & 2

I'm a little late but I really want to do this photo challenge for February; I found it from Natasha's blog!

1. My View Today:

Glamorous, right?

2. Words:
Everyone knows I'm all about positive energy. Take time today to reverse any negative thoughts into positive energy! Thanks to Carrie for sending me this quote :)

A Toast to the Bride!

One of my beautiful best friends is getting MARRIED this month and we're celebrating that joyous occasion with an old fashioned bachelorette party! It's not your typical "penis pens, pin the penis on the man, light up penises" bachelorette party.

When Lauren talked about her bachelorette party, she said "I don't ever get to see my best friends. I don't want to catch up and talk to everyone over loud speakers at a club. Also, no penises!" So what do you do??


I am so excited to paint nails, gossip, pillow fight, photo shoot, dance, sing, laugh, and toast to the bride!

Here's a jazzy shot of Griffbabe & Farmtown at our Christmas party. I'm classy Cousin Eddie and she's the lamp from a Christmas Story. Looking forward to more memories, dear! So happy to be by your side on your big day! Love you xoxo. Also, shitter's full.