April 18, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Again this week, I am linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Here's what I'm loving this week...

OPI's Miami Beet Nail Polish


I got a pedicure while at a work off-site team trip/meeting. I randomly picked this color from what they had available and I really love it! I am tempted to go pick up my own bottle.

Newnan's Doggy Daycare WebCam

Oh yes. We go to doggy daycare. Once a week, I drop him off around 8 AM and J picks him up at 5:15 or so. He's plum exhausted by then! He'll sleep for the next 36 hours! The daycare offers a webcam that I like to peek in on throughout the day and see if I can spot him. It is a little difficult to pick out a black dog in a poor-quality video, but I can usually spot him by the tail :) These pictures are from previous visits--right now the camera is off for naptime! From 11 AM-1PM every day, they pop up crates and give everyone a treat and some quiet time. The picture of him standing alone is so funny...I checked in one day and he was just hanging out in the outside area, smiling and looking around. He stayed out there for at least 10 minutes!

Last Man Standing
Have you watched this? It is Tim Allen's new show and is, basically, Home Improvement with daughters instead of sons. J and I DVR it. We think it is really cute and funny!

I'm also loving my anniversary gift, but I'll share that in another post!

What are you loving this week? Link up and share!

April 16, 2012

One Year Ago...

...I wore a pretty dress....
...we said vows....

...and had a kick-a** party.
The first year was amazing. I can't wait to see what the years to come bring!

April 4, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

What better way to break out of a writer's block than by joining in a link up?

I'm linking up with Jamie (This Kind of Love) for What I'm Loving Wednesday....

This week I'm loving:

Smoothies for breakfast
Image from Pinterest via

Since we've been hitting 80 degrees pretty regularly the last couple of weeks, smoothies are again becoming my morning staple. My current favorite recipe is 1 banana, 1 c. almond milk, 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 cup of frozen mixed berries and 2 TBS of natural peanut butter. Newnan loves this as well, since he gets to lick the PB spoon.


Everyone seems mixed on TOMS...some people hate them, some love them. I spotted these crocheted ones in Whole Foods last summer but never bought any. I finally did when they reappeared in stores a few weeks ago and I LOVE them. So comfy and they are my favorite go-to, non-Rainbow flip flop shoes :) Also, TOMS has teamed up with my sorority, Delta Gamma, for The Great Fight for Sight. DG's philanthropy is Service for Sight, benefiting the visually impaired. A perfect match for the TOMs eyewear mission. Because I tend to lose/break sunglasses, I never spend more than $10 but this is still awesome!

Easter Candy

...Specifically Cadburry Caramel Eggs. Of course, what is most exciting is the true meaning of Easter...but in terms of seasonal treats, these are my favorites. My parents came to visit last weekend and gave me and J both an Easter basket (hush.) and mine had 3 in it...two are already gone. I need to stock up before they disappear for another year! You can keep your Peeps (nasty).

That's what I'm loving this week. What about you? Link up over at This Kind of Love!

March 21, 2012

A Return?

I started this blog in May 2011 as an attempt to document our first year of marriage (and beyond!).

My last post was 6 months ago. Whoops.

All is still well. I was promoted at work so I've seen an increase in my workload. But now things are calming down and I think I have my lunchtime blogging hour back :) So hopefully I'm back in the game! I'm also going to not try and post everyday--maybe I won't run out of content this way :)

So, I'm back! I've been reading your blogs. I fail at commenting, but I'll do better. For now, I'll leave you with our family picture from Christmas:

September 26, 2011

Fall TV

This post will probably make me sound like someone who sits in front of the TV for hours on end...I promise I don't! I have(or J and I have) 1 or 2 shows a night we like to watch as a way to unwind. We usually DVR it all so we can watch when we have time and fast forward through commercials

Here's our Must See TV list!


How I Met Your Mother

We are a little late to the HIMYM party, but we love it! I think last season was the first season we watched. We own the first three seasons on DVD (we're about to start season 3) and love this show. I love Barney's one-liners and I've loved Allyson Hannigan since her Buffy days.

Dancing With The Stars

I've never been a fan of these voting talent shows(I don't do Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, etc). This is the first season I've watch DWTS and I'm only watching because I went to high school with JR Martinez and he's a bit of a hometown hero. He really impressed me last week and I hope he goes far! I called and voted once...people on my FB feed were posting that they voted 60-100 times using different phones & email addresses! I'm sorry, but that just seems a bit much. I usually watch until he dances and then change/delete.

Hart of Dixie

Clearly, I haven't watched this yet but it looks really cute. I love Rachel Bilson and was a big fan of "The O.C." back in its heyday. And Jason Street (aka Scott Porter) is in it! From now on, any actor from Friday Night Lights will be referred to as their FNL character.


The Biggest Loser

J and I watch this, though I've honestly been a little bored with it lately. I am interested to see how it is without Jillian. Dolvett looks like he could kick some ass, and I think Anna K. is not the best choice.


Criminal Minds

I got hooked on this show this spring when I caught a rerun/marathon on A&E. I can pretty much find reruns on every night, ha! I caught the last few episodes of last season and I'm excited to watch a full season.

Plus, Matthew Gray Gubler is cute, in my opinion. I told my BFF that and she totally called him as my "type".

See? Although I must say, the hairstyle he had going on in the premiere was not the best.


NBC owns us, pretty much!


Seriously one of the funniest shows on TV. If you haven't watched it, you need to!

The Office

I was curious to how this would be without Michael Scott/Steve Carrelll. I liked it! I like Andy as the manager. And Jim & Pam are back to being cute and sweet and not annoying.

Grey's Anatomy

This has been my show since college. Back when it was on on Sunday nights, my roommate and 2 neighbors would get together for Sunday Night TV and watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's and Desperate Housewives. I've stuck through the crappy story lines ( I AM SO GLAD IZZY IS GONE!) and am starting to accept Meredith & Derek will never have happiness.


J put this on the DVR out of curiosity. The first episode was okay...we'll see.


Ghost Adventures.

I can't help it.


Saturday Night Live

We like to DVR this and watch it Sunday afternoon or something. I have a huge crush on Seth Meyers and we both love when Stefan shows up on Weekend Update!


Pan Am

I actually haven't watched the premiere yet...and I forgot to set the DVR, so I missed the first 15 minutes. I may catch it online. I have high hopes for this to fill in my Mad Men void until it comes back!

So there you have it...what I didn't mention is my somewhat embarrassing addiction to The Real World. I almost always find myself watching it. I don't bother setting the DVR because MTV loves reruns!

What are you watching?

All pictures via Google or the show's Facebook.

September 19, 2011

Planning Fail

I had great plans to go to a lunchtime class at the YMCA downtown. I used to attend this class regularly and it kept me in GREAT shape. It is(or was, I think they changed instructors) almost a bootcamp style class that changed every day. I've gained 10 lbs since I stopped going.

I shut my office door to change, opened my gym bag....no shoes.


Looks like a puppy walk + Jillian Michaels DVD at home this evening for me!

What are your workout plans?

September 13, 2011

Making the House (Apartment?) a Home

I really want to decorate our apartment. Not painting or anything permanent, but I want to start collecting things that I would like to have in a home one day. I'm a bit ADD when it comes to decorating, so I think I'm going to start by focusing on one room at a time. I am starting with the living room, since that is where we spend the most time. While in Georgia this weekend, I cashed in some of the credit I had from returned wedding gifts at a local store and purchased this set of paintings to hang above our couch (sorry for the crappy iPhone picture)!

I got a good deal on these! $69 for the set! I also bought a cute little frame to hang in our 1/2 bath downstairs. That's pretty much the only fully-decorated room in the apartment :) I should post pictures!

I will post more pictures once we hang them. We will need to buy new throw pillows, I'm thinking maybe blue and brown. I also think I can tie-in a couple of the bright green accents I already have in the room.

I also want J to refinish the coffee table & side table we bought off craigslist now that it is cooler out. They have a slight cherry finish to them and I'd rather they be an espresso color. I also hate our Walmart, pressed-wood, black TV stand and would like to find a nicer one, along with a better couch and loveseat/ chair. I've always said "I don't want to waste money fixing up a temporary situation," but now I'm changing my tune. I've decided I'll start buying things I like now, regardless of how well they "go" in our apartment, knowing I'll love them in the future!

We have spot of wall between our two windows in the living room, above our (broken) loveseat, where I would like to hang a wood-framed mirror. All the mirrors I am finding online are $100+! Time to hit up Craigslist, TJMaxx and Tuesday Morning.

I look for ideas on Pinterest, but I get so over whelmed! Many of the ideas I like aren't applicable to our living situation (or budget!) right now.

Help me out! Where do you go for home decorating ideas?