Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What I'm loving

1. I'm loving this event coming up.
Blogging Barefoot3

On April 5th, 2011, people all over the world will be going barefoot to raise awareness of the impact that a pair of shoes can have on a child's life. There will be organized walks & events that day - all in an effort to spread the word.

Many bloggers work from home, so it can be hard to really raise awareness just by going barefoot when nobody sees your feet except your family. So instead I challenge you to blog barefoot.

What You Can Do On April 5th...
Post a picture of your bare feet on your blog, along with the a Blogging Barefoot button (codes found here). You can blog about whatever you want, just add a picture of your toesies & link up.
Blog about this event before April 5th so that your readers can participate too.
Tweet, Facebook, and Scream From The Rooftops about this event over the next several weeks.

2. I'm so excited for the spring fever challenge coming up.
Check it out and join in the fun!!

3. 101 in 1001.

I'm so excited about the progress I'm making on my 101 in 1001.
Yesterday, I joined the gym, got a library card, and started couch to 5k.

4. I am so happy about some upcoming visitors!!! The details haven't been finalized so I'm not getting too exited yet, but I'm hoping for the best!!!

5. I'm loving my recent purchase of ITunes.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
1. Bear is home sick so he is hanging with me and Posey today.

I am so excited because while Posey takes her nap, Bear and I are going to watch Harry Potter. We started it last week, but didn't finish it. We are starting with 1 and I might be obsessed!

2. I joined Netflix this weekend. It's only my hundredth time...I always go back.

I am such a movie buff and I love being able to watch them instantly for only $7.99 a month. That's 2 movie rentals on ITunes.
3. I made grits for breakfast.

Makes me feel at home. =)
4. I have had my new MacBook for a week and I love it. I skyped with one of my favorite girls, Shelby, last week and yesterday with my sister, Jenn, her husband, and their 2 girls. I loved seeing the kids and talking to them for a bit.

5. I started a new book last night.

I didn't get very far, but what I've read, I like!!
6. I'm thinking about running in this 5k next weekend.

It would just be for fun, but it might be too cold. Suggestions?

7. Happy Mingling!!
Mingle 240

Anyways, Happy Monday friends!

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pure Bliss

Last night, I got to join the family for dinner at The Melting Pot. It was my first time eating fondue. It was a really fun place.
Once I got off work, I cleaned up a bit around my cottage. I was trying to get rid of my sick germs from earlier this week.
No, I didn't clean in my high heels, but I used to in college and I think i might start again.

After cleaning, I relaxed in bed with a glass of this...
And watched this...
I loved it. I love Anne and Jake...they were perfect for this movie.

Today, I finally went to see this...
It was sooo good!! Not to mention I was in the theater with only one other lady, so we basically got our own private showing.

After the movie, I did a little retail therapy. I wanted to get some white jeans for Spring and I just got a coupon from Express in my email. Lucky me!!! So I officially possess these...

Now I am sitting in the pedicure chair at my new favorite salon...Grace Nails and Spa. I was sick of looking at my St. Patty's Day green nails so today, I went for a coral.
I'm having a girls night tonight that I had to primp myself for. So excited!!

Happy weekend!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

101 in 1001 Debut

Official Start Date: June 1, 2010 Official End Date: February 27, 2013Yes, I have had this list since June, but am just now actually finishing it and posting it on here. Sad, I know.
Bold ones are CompletedItalicized ones are in the process of being completed. 1. Send flowers for no reason. (0/6)
2. Sponsor a child. Completed Oct. 2010

3. Donate blood. (1/3)I recently donated blood for the first time. It was a success so I can't wait to do it again.March 7, 2011
4. Go on a cruise.
5. Conquer my fear of flying.This one wasn't necessarily completed on a specific date, but considering I have gotten on a plane 20 times since I started this 101 in 1001, my fear of flying is no longer a fear. Yah!!
6. Get a passport.Completed Dec. 2010
7. Travel by train.I traveled by train quite a bit on my two trips to Chicago, and a few more times since I have lived in NY.
8. Ride in a hot air balloon.
9. Travel outside of the United States.I traveled to the Bahamas on December 27, 2010.
10. Go parasailing.
11. Learn to drive a stick shift.
12. Get a place of my own.I moved in on December 8, 2010.
13. Visit friends that live in other states. (2/10)Shelby in Chicago 2x. August and November 2010
14. Visit NYC.December 2010, Jan 2011, and February 2011
15. Visit all the states (16/50)
16. Go to 10 concerts. (0/10)
17. Read 50 books. (15/50)
18. Learn Spanish.
19. Complete 50 questions that will free your mind.
20. Get a bike.
21. Get a massage.December 2010
22. Complete couch to 5k.
23. Get to my goal weight of ***lbs.
24. Stretch every day for a month. (0/12)
25. Drink 1 liter of water a day for 90 days. (0/90)
26. Get acupuncture.
27. Join a church.
28. Get involved with a small group.
29. Read Purpose Driven Life.
30. Read/listen to the entire Bible.
31. Take a couponing class.
32. Open a savings account.December 2010
33. Sell old items on Ebay.
34. Apply for a rewards credit card.February 2011
35. Pay off credit cards. (0/2)
36. Get a recycling bin.
37. Plant flowers.
38. Remember to use reusable shopping bags for a month.
39. Have a yard sale and donate all the proceeds. (0/3)
40. Sell old textbooks online.
41. Attend a wine tasting.
42. Go fishing. Learn to bate my own hook and release my fish. (1/2)
43. Go to Sips and Strokes.
44. Get a fish and keep it alive.
45. Learn to slalom.
46. Go surfing.
47. Go on a safari.
48. Go White Water Rafting.
49. Go zip lining.
50. Ride in a helicopter.
51. Swim with dolphins.
52. Shoot a gun.
53. Go camping and sleep in a tent.
54. Go see 5 Broadways shows. (0/5).
55. Ride a horse.
56. Go on the Bama Belle.
57. Go deep see fishing.
58. Get 100 blog followers.
59. Eat a piece of fruit everyday for a month. (0/6)
60. Give up meat for 2 weeks. (0/6)
61. Take a multivitamin everyday for a month. (0/6)
62. Try 50 new foods. (5/50)
63. Try Sushi.
64. Floss everyday for a month.
65. Write a letter to myself to read in 10 years.
66. Write a letter to each of my nieces and nephews to read in 10 years.
67. Print 50 pictures a month for 18 months. (0/18)
68. Write in my journal at least once a month. (0/33)
69. Have a girls night once a month. (8/33)
70. Buy a blog template.
71. Get a new laptop.Completed March 2011
72. Get a new cell phone.Completed August 2011
73. Buy a fishing pole.
74. Buy a professional camera.
75. Go to a Braves game.Completed August 2011
76. Go to an NFL game.
77. Go on a mission trip.
78. Go to Las Vegas
79. Raise money for a cause. (0/3)
80. Go to Canada.
81. Watch 50 of IMDB’s Top 500 movies (
82. Attend a ballet.
83. Run in a 5k. (0/5)
84. Run in a 10K.
85. Go to Mardi Gras.
86. Join the local library.
87. Join a gym.
88. Visit Atlantis.
89. Complete pro bloggers 31 days to a better blog challenge.
90. Buy an external hard drive and back up all computer stuff.
91. Ride on an elephant.
92. Write a post once a month updating my 101 in 1001.
93. Go to the top on the Empire State Building.
94. Go 3 months without online shopping.
95. Get a hair cut. (bc I haven't in about a year)
96. Plan a trip with my closest girlfriends.
97. Leave a 100% tip for someone. (0/6)
98. Complete the Spring Fever Challenge.
99. Have a picnic in Central Park.
100. Catch a sea horse.
101. Donate $5 for each goal I do not complete.

I have a ways to go, but I am proud of the progress I have made.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday

Tuscany, Italy

{one} what was your first job?

{two} have you ever seen a stand up comedian?
Yes, several times, at the comedy club in Birmingham.

{three} when was the last time you played mini golf?
November 2010 @ Tree Top Family Adventures

{four} what was the last picture you took?
{five} burnt food: yes or no?
I do like my pizza a little overcooked. I like it to be crispy.

{six} if you have a pocket full of change, what do you do with it?
I never keep change in my pocket. It is always just thrown down in my purse or in my change purse.

{seven} can you touch your tongue to your nose?
Yes, I know that this is cheating.

{eight} do you scrapbook?
I haven't had the time lately, but I used to and I absolutely love it.

{nine} do you buy lottery tickets?
Once in a blue moon.

{ten} do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind it?
I like both....hey, at least I am being honest.

On another note, I'm still sick and in bed. I have had my limit of soup in the past 2 days so I just ordered some pizza. I plan on stuffing my face and laying in bed. I am almost finished with my book "Baby Proof". I recently read about the book "Minding Ben" in People magazine. Have any of you lovely ladies heard of it? If so, what did you hear?

Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. I had a fabulous week with my family and friends in Alabama. Not to mention the amazing 70 degree weather.

2. I'm heading back to New York today. More snow is on the forecast. Yuck!

3. I planned to have lunch with my older brother and sister, my mom, and my nieces today before heading to the airport, but unfortunately woke up sick.

My mom and I still got to enjoy lunch and some alone time together, but I was sad not to get to see the others before I left.

4. I got a new laptop. I bought a used macbook from a friend and I am so excited. My old one is seriously falling apart.
5. I am starting this book on the plane today.
I have heard great reviews!!

6. Its kind of sad that The Bachelor is over. Now i just have to wait for Bachelor Pad to start.
7. I have almost 1 month exactly until I move to the Bahamas for 3 months. I am kicking into high gear to get into shape. I am determined to lose about 10 pounds. That's doable, right?

Happy Monday!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring

I am so happy that it's officially spring. I love that the weather in Alabama this past week has been so if only that will be the case when I get back to New York tomorrow.

In honor of the first day of spring, I decided to share my spring must haves:

1. Spring-colored nail polish
2. White skinny jeans, which I happen to be on the market for a new pair.

3. A new bathing suit. I am a fanatic about swimwear and typically buy 3 or 4 new swimsuits a summer, sometimes more. Victoria Secret is always my go-to place for fabulous suits.
On my shopping list as of now:
This one is gorgeous and reversible.

I loved this one when it came out last year, but it was a little pricey. Lucky for me, it happens to be on sale now. Still kind of pricey, but totally worth it.

This one is new this year and also on my list for The Bahamas.
I'm also kind of into the monokini's this year. I just might have to purchase this cute little number.

Not great for tan lines, but considering my 3 month stay in the Bahamas, I don't think I'll have to worry about that.

Other spring things that make me happy:
1. Easter
2. Flowers
3. Sandals/flip flops
4. Dresses!!
5. A tan

I hope you all enjoyed your first day of spring as much as I did.
It was spent mostly like this...


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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Think Green Blog Hop

OPI-Jade is the new black


MAC-Lucky Green
Jimmy Choo-Elsa Heavy Kid Tote

Going green: 5 easy steps
1. Reusable bags when shopping.
2. Save on electricity
-wash clothes in cold H20
-unplug unused electronics
-hang clothes to dry
3. Save on gas
-Every gallon of gasoline you burn produces 19 pounds of carbon dioxide.
4. Support your local farmers' market.
5. Drink water from the tap. Purchase a reusable water bottle.

Join in the blog hop and tell the ways that you think green in honor of St. Patricks' Day!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday

I'm loving these gold wedges!

I'm loving that Red Riding Hood is in theaters now!!

I'm loving these Kate spade phone cases!!

I'm loving the pedicure that I got today!!!

I'm loving that St. Patricks Day is tomorrow!!

Happy Wednesday!!
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