When my stomach gets a little flatter I think I'll sign up for lessons! Sit ups, here I come!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Unfortunately, most of the shops were closed, but lost of restaurants were open, so I decided on Hunky's- a delicious little diner with chrome upholstered seats and turquoise laminate counter tops!
On my way back to the hotel, I drove past this funky auto shop and snapped a quick picture!
Even though I got lost a few times and even drove the wrong way down a few one way streets, I have really enjoyed my time in Dallas. My hosts have been incredible and I've come away with some fun, new friends! If you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend it!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
It's okay Bar, accidents happen!
Barry isn't one to let things get him down though, and he always sees the positive in any situation, so right after this happened, to lighten things up he said (in an Irish accent), "Oh no! I've wet me-self! Aye, now me balls be zesty fresh like lemons!" LOL!
It was totally random and it cracked us up! Thanks for the laugh Bar!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
One problem a lot of brides run into is budgeting for favors. Unless you have a lot of money to spend on them, they can be a little pricey, and they're usually one of the last things the bride thinks of budgeting for. So to remedy that problem, I found a few ideas that can be done at a fairly inexpensive price! (As long as you're willing to put a little elbow grease into it!)These lovely boxes are from Martha Stewart. I think you can get the template for the little green box on her website, and I know she has directions to make the little mum that sits on top. Another great idea are these test tube favors. The ones pictured above are for Halloween, but I still think they'd make a unique favor! You can find clear, plastic tubes here for about $0.28 each and the cork stoppers are only about $0.14 each! (If you buy in bulk, they're even cheaper!) Design a monogram or a thank you on sticky labels and finish it off with a ribbon!
I loved the idea of putting herbs in the bottle (below), because it's not something you see everyday and your guests can use it multiple times!I also love the idea of making little seed packets for your guests. You can find these envelopes at local craft and paper stores, and they are fairly inexpensive! A pound of sunflower seeds is just $6.63 here! Just print a cute label, and voila! You've got a lovely favor your guests will never forget!(photos from Pear and Peony)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Here we are giving our best impressions of The Hills characters.
McCall, Ali, Teri, Me, & Tara (I think all of us except McCall are doing Whitney's surprised face!)
Thanks for such a fun night ladies! Let's do it again soon!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
It's that time of year again, when I get to indulge my guilty pleasure!
The Hills Season 4 is premiering Aug. 18th, and I'm throwing a kick off party!
Where: My house (email for directions)
When: Monday Aug. 18th
Who: Anyone who wants to come!
Bring: Your favorite appetizer or treat to share!
Oooh, I can hardly wait!
So, after seeing a little livestock (no pun intended), we decided it was time for some rides. The first one we saw was the Gravitron. I know what you're thinking. "Hey, isn't that the one that looks like a spaceship where you stand against the walls inside and it spins like, a billion miles an hour and flattens you against the wall making it nearly impossible to move or breath?!"
Yes, that's the one. Sounds fun doesn't it?
The minute Ty and I saw it, we looked at each other as giddy kids do when they're ready to throw all sense and reason out the window, and begged Andrew to go on it with us. Since Andrew isn't really a "roller coaster, twirly ride" kinda guy, I begged even harder. (I know, I'm such a good wife!) It didn't take much convincing, and he reluctantly agreed.
As we stepped inside the Gravitron, we kept telling Andrew how much he was going to love it. When we got into position with out backs against the padded wall, the door closed and we waited for the fun to begin. Then it started spinning. At first it was fun. We were laughing. We were enjoying ourselves. I looked at Andrew. "See, honey? Not so bad, right?" Then the ride controller took it up a few notches. Kids started screaming. It started getting harder to breathe. Ty started laughing frantically as one does when they know something is terribly wrong, but what's happening is supposed to be fun, and it kind of still is, so you have this nervous, crazy laugh. You know the one. Andrew didn't make a sound. It took all the energy I had to hold the camera out in front of us to capture the moment.
This is Ty laughing frantically. I think he enjoyed himself.
This picture is worth a thousand words. I promise I didn't ask him to pose that way.
When we the ride stopped, it was pouring so we stayed inside the Gravitron. Ty thought the ride was a blast, as did I. Andrew on the other hand, was about to puke. He didn't say much, but he looked green and mad! Unbeknown to me, he announced how motion sick he gets after riding spinney rides. Seriously, if I would have known that, I wouldn't have begged him to go on the ride! Poor guy! I felt sooo bad!
I think this picture captures our emotions perfectly.