Monday, August 20, 2012

Ranked #1!!!! :)

In case you DON'T look at the Yahoo homepage every day, you should probably stroll on over there and read the article about the Best Places to Live 2012.....

I'll wait until you do....

Have you looked yet?

No? Okay, fine, for all of you that are too lazy to do so, i'll let you in on a little secret....


Thats right, little old Carmel, Indiana is pretty much the bomb diggity. No lie. We rock!

In case you don't believe me, here's the article! :)

Best Places to Live 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

I love Houston Bloggers! August meetup!

Have I ever mentioned how much I love some of my favorite Houston bloggers? Because i'm sure i'm pretty obsessed with some of them (as I wrote that sentence, it seemed just a tad creepy... Hmm..)

I'll update you on the deets of the meetup, but, for now, i'll leave you with some pictures of how beautiful we all are.

So great to meet you Taylor!!

All the girls! 

Loove her! 

Obsessed with us... Missed you Linds! 
DELTA ZETA SISTERS!!!! I love the fact that we are sisters!

TWINS... She's pretty much one of my favorite people now!

Ta ta for now.... Check back later for the full update of our fabulous time at J Blacks in the Heights!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ummm... Did I *REALLY* need that brand new outfit?

In case you forgot, I have officially put myself on a budget.... tomorrow.

I went shopping this past weekend because I NEEDED WANTED new school clothes. I technically don't NEED ANYTHING... But, I HAVE WANT to go back to school in STYLE. In reality, I really have no fashion sense what so ever. I CONSTANTLY mix patterns & colors & most of the time I roll out of bed and realize half way through the day that I don't match AT ALL.

Please don't judge the next few pictures. I tried to have the hubs take "OUTFIT" pictures for me... But, please tell me I am not the ONLY ONE that thinks it's SUPER AWKWARD to pose & have their hubby/boyfriend/fiance/significant other/complete stranger take pictures? Because after two pictures, I had the hubs stop because I felt awkward & I could tell he thought I was ridiculous for taking pictures of myself in clothes for my blog.

Another tangent... I feel like EVERY conversation I have now-a-days with the hubby is about blogging... BLOG THIS, BLOG THAT. "Oh, new clothes, I HAVE to take pictures for my blog!" "Great dinner? Don't let me forget to put this on the blog!" "Honey Boo Boo shows up on TV... BABE, I NEEEEED TO BLOG ABOUT THIS!" "OMG, I GOT ANOTHER FOLLOWER!" (As V rolls his eyes.) "Did you read my new blog entry?" "I can't wait to see all the girls at the Blog get together this weekend!" I am sorry hubs for all the BLOG talk lately. And forgive me in advance because i'm sure it will just continue to get worse better.

Now, it was a bad hair day (hey, I actually had to GET UP this afternoon morning & attend staff development at 8am! I'm not used to this now, so I have to slowly ease my way in to real life again and actually look PRESENTABLE... What, sweatpants & unwashed hair isn't presentable? DARN!)

So much for a "SHORT" blog post (I blame it on my awwwwful ADD, haha)

Shirt: Forever 21
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT

Shirt: Banana Republic
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT
Jacket: Marshalls

Without the jacket

I originally LOVED this shirt so much that I also bought it in blue (didn't take pictures of that since it's the SAME EXACT shirt) but you can tell better in this picture how much it BUNCHES on the left side because that's where the zipper is. So it doesn't fit under all my skirts and when left out it's HUGE & baggy.

I don't usually shop at Banana Republic (kudos to all of you that do)... I can't believe how FREAKING EXPENSIVE THAT STORE IS! Golly!

Shirt: Jennifer Lopez from Kohls
Belt: Ross
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT

Shirt: Forever 21
Belt: Off a new'ish dress from Langford Market
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT

Shirt: Forever 21 (same shirt as first picture)
Belt: Ross
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT (This skirt is actually one size too big - although it doesn't look like it in the picture - and will need to be taken in - it gapped BAD in the back - but I couldn't resist it for $25!)

Bella would NOT let Mommy take outfit pictures
I love my teacher sweater from LOFT! 

I loved this shirt (from above & the 1st picture) but I didn't realize how LOW CUT in the back (and SEE THROUGH!) it is... So, it would definitely not be appropriate for work unless I had a jacket/sweater over it.

I am OBSESSED with LOFT! Mainly because I get a teacher discount & usually ONLY shop clearance! Forgive all the wrinkles in the skirts (I JUST took them out of the bag. Yeah, I suck!)

Teacher friends (and non-teacher friends!) What do you wear for your first day of school (or your first day of work?)

Also, anyone know where to get inexpensive (I'm CHEAP) flats? I can't wear heels at school (My feet would HATE me since i'm technically not allowed to sit ALL. DAY!) But, I need some new flats (and I need them CHEEEAPPPP!) Suggestions?

I WILL NOW CONCLUDE THIS NOVEL. I get an A for good intentions though, right?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Dear herd of elephants currently living above me

You seriously suck. I realize that you are training your SEVEN kiddos for the next 5k, but seriously, me and the hubs are about to go all Friends on your ass & buy multiple brooms and SLAM them into the ceiling if you don't cool it. (Please tell me you have all seen that episode).  I mean, seriously, why are you training at 3 am? Do you really find that necessary? In case you didn't know, there is a great set of stairs right outside your door.

On another note, i'm not sure if ya'll heard or not... But...

Snoop DO double freaking G changed his name to Snoop Lion. So long Snoop DO double freaking G and hello Snoop LI single O N. I can't wait to buy laugh at your new REGGAE album. Bahahahahhaahha!

If any of you have seen Toddlers and Tiaras not like I watch it constantly or anything you may have seen this little jewel. I mean come on HONEY BOO BOO, I know you all wish she was YOUR daughter, right? WRONG. Well, this little HOLLA FOR A DOLLA princess child has her own show coming to TLC. ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME? If she can get her own show, surely *I* can get my own show. My life is WAY more entertaining & I definitely think i'm funnier too. And duh, i'm a TOTAL beauty queen. That's it, i'm calling in and TLC HERE I COME!

YOU. MUST. WATCH. THIS. VIDEO. I guarantee it will be the best funniest 6 minutes & 5 seconds of your day.

Well, that's all folks. 

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

"It's Ok, Thursday" & Biebtastic mentions

Linking up with Neely @ A Complete Waste of Makeup

It's OK...

... to order three more bubble necklaces off of eBay (I blame you, Darby @ Life with the Hawleys for my obsession)

... to already be excited for the H-Town blog meet up on August 12 (and to already love so many of those girls!) 

... to want to hang up a HUGE (and I mean HUGE) poster of Justin Bieber in my classroom

... to be devastated over the K Stew & R Patz scandal (waaaah!)

... to not be all into the Olympics like most people

... to give myself a budget and break it (hey, I just needed those three two new pairs of shoes, I swear! I mean, i'll get back on track AFTER I buy new school clothes, okay? Don't judge me)  

... to be stressed out from work even though it hasn't REALLY started yet

... to go to bed at 3 am and sleep until the afternoon rolls around

... to buy another 100 books at Half Price Books yesterday (whoops. I told you I needed an intervention, where were you girls yesterday when I was shopping? If I throw the receipt away, does that mean it doesn't count?)

Biebs came out with a new video yesterday ;)

And of course I bought the CD the day it came out & I know all the words. Not pathetic at all.