Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sick Computer and Back to School

It has been a long week for me. So this will be a random post.

-My computer got some virus Monday night and has been very sick. Gabe got everything fixed last night for me. (It's good to live with someone who works for a computer company!)

-School started this morning for me. I still get first day of school nerves for some reason. I guess it's just the unknown of walking into a new class.

-We are having some wonderfully cooler weather here in central AR. I love walking across campus when the temps are in the low 70s. I'm hoping the days of 105 degree weather is finally over here.

-We are finally diving into wedding planning. I hope I can actually start doing some wedding posts soon!

- Walking across campus today, I am amazed how many young girls don't understand the difference between daytime/night time dressing. A sequin halter top and hooker heels are NOT ok at 9 am. Save that for Saturday night sweetie. (or preferably not at all) And on the other end of the spectrum, pajama pants are  not acceptable to wear out in public. Especially with fuzzy house shoes. Enough of my ranting...

-Ok one more rant, I can't stand people who smack when they eat. It's gross. Or people who talk with their mouth full. Ew. 

- I only have class on Tuesday and Thursday so my weekend starts at 4 :) Okay this is only for this week because next week I start working on Mon, Wed, and some Friday's.

- Can ya'll believe it's the end of August? Where does time go?

That's it for today. Sorry for the lack of substance. My brain was overly stimulated this week so I feel like I'm walking around in a fog.

Have a good Thursday!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Weekend re-cap + Design Inspiration

Oh Monday... you come to soon :( How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good. Relaxing and slow, just how I like it. Friday night Gabe and I did our usual cook dinner and watch tv thing. We have really become an old married couple lately. I blame the heat. Saturday morning we had a breakfast date at Panera, then we drove around for an hour or so looking at houses. This is one of our favorite activities because we honestly can't wait to buy a house. We love scoping out different neighborhoods and looking at different architecture. The rest of our Saturday was filled with catching up on some books and magazines for me and him looking at perspective duck hunting locations for this year. We rented The Last Song that night. It was ok. Not my favorite Nicholas Sparks movie. Sunday I went to a bridal show in Little Rock with my mom. That was a lot of fun and I finally feel like I'm getting in wedding planning mode. We have a few venues in mind that we are planning on checking out in person very soon. I'll keep ya'll posted on that!!
Today I have been running around like crazy once again getting stuff in order for the first day of school on Thursday. My LAST first day of school. One thing I will not miss about college is how many hoops you have to jump through at the beginning of each year to make sure you're in the right classes, make sure tuition is payed, and most recently for me, getting my internship secured. It's madness. And it doesn't help that it's 100 degrees outside so I'm dying of heat while walking across campus. Anyway enough of me complaining :)

I stumbled across this room online a few months ago. I love looking at it. Black and white is my favorite color scheme. How cute would this be for a guest room?

Hope ya'll are having a good Monday! We are having Gabe's little sister over for dinner tonight. She just moved in to her dorm last week at Hendrix College (a private school here in Conway) and we haven't gotten to see her yet. I think Gabe is still in shock that his youngest sister is starting college this year. :)
Have a good afternoon!

Friday, August 20, 2010


Happy Friday ladies! This week flew by for me since I was super busy. Gabe made it home from Boston last night and I have spent my day running around like crazy trying to get some things done before school starts next week. So for my internship this fall I will be substitute teaching. I'm nervous!! Luckily I will be at my step-mom's school (she is the Principal at one of the 5th and 6th grade schools) so that makes me feel a little more comfortable.

The UPS man paid me another visit this week. This time he brought me my recent order of clothes from Victoria Secret! Last week they had free shipping for a day and I had a few reward cards I needed to use before they expired so I stocked up on some back to school items.

Silk and Cashmere Dot Cardigan. $78. Cant wait to pair this with jeans and heels or my black pencil skirt.

V-neck Tunic. 2/$30. I bought this cotton tunic in purple shock and cobblestone. They are perfect paired with black leggings and ballet flats for my long days spent in class. I like to be comfortable and still look cute on school days.

Ruffle front shirt $38. I bought this in black to wear for work. It's so cute, I think I need it in every color!

I thought I did pretty well for myself! :) No major plans here this weekend. I think I'm going to a bridal show with my mom on Sunday to scope out venues and watch the fashion show. I'm pretty excited about that! I'm also hoping to see Eat Pray Love this weekend. I read to book last year and LOVED it. Any big plans for ya'll this weekend? Have fun!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cheap Thrills

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a fabulous hump day. I just left the hair salon with fresh highlights so I'm in a wonderful mood and feeling a little more like myself. The darker hair was nice for a few months, but I always go back to blonde. It just feels right.

Not much going on here today. I'm just going to leave you with these two cute items I found at today:

LOVE this one shoulder dress. $42.99 Not many sizes left!

I really need this brown ruffle skirt. Especially since it's only $38.99 It's currently sold out though which makes this girl very sad :(
Have a great afternoon!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Thank You Mr. UPS Man!

You can all breath a sigh of relief... my Razorback football tickets were delivered today :)

Like any good southern girl, I love football. SEC football preferably. And as all good southern girls know, we dress for games. Now that my tickets are here it's time to start concentrating on my game day wardrobe. I shall save that post for another day though. (sorry!)

This week I'm a working girl. I haven't had a job in two years because my school workload has been so tough. I'm working for my mom's friend (a travel agent) covering her office while she is out of town this week. I have actually really missed working so this week is fun for me. Having my own office and feeling important :) I really can't wait for graduation now! My last first day of school is next week!! That seems crazy to me.

Anyway, I hope ya'll had a good Monday!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Dishes!

I am absolutely LOVING these new dishes that Gabe's parents got me for my birthday from Pier One. They're from the Sanctuary collection and so beautiful! I just keep opening my cabinets and looking at them :) Isn't it funny how when you get older things like dishes become exciting birthday gifts? Haha
I'm dying to have this mirror from Pier One for my living room right now. In person it has more of a bronze color. I think it would look great in my living room. I'm working next week while Gabe is on a business trip in Boston so I might use some of my paycheck for this!
Hope ya'll are having a good Wednesday! I have two more tests to go until I get a whole week and half off school! :) Oh and I get my ring back tomorrow afternoon! I had a dream last night I lost it and when I woke up and didn't see it on my finger I started to panic! It took me a few minutes to realize that it was just at the jeweler's and not lost. I felt pretty silly after that. :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you so much for all the congrats on our engagement! My head is still spinning from all of the post engagement excitement. I had to part with my ring yesterday to get it re-sized :( I cried after we left the jewelry store. I can pick it up Thursday afternoon and I can't wait. I also bought my first wedding magazine yesterday!! I've had so much fun looking at all of the different ideas. We haven't set a date or anything yet and it will probably be another month or so before we do. (I had a few questions on what the cut of my ring is and it's a cushion cut.)

I've had a wonderful past couple of days. Not only did I get a gorgeous ring for my birthday, I got some other wonderful things. An Ipad, Razorback football tickets, and new dishes!! I have some great parents and future in-laws! I've now become obsessed with my Ipad. I can't put it down. And now that I've downloaded some books on to it, I have started carrying it everywhere. I swear everyone should have one of these!

Summer II finals are this week. I actually have my Sports Nutrition test in about an hour. You can tell how concerned I must be if I'm sitting here blogging. I am concerned, though, about my Microbiology test and lab final on Thursday and Friday. I have been so distracted lately that I haven't really been devoted to school. I'm just burnt out. Also still not sure what I'm doing for my internship this fall. And the fall semester starts Aug. 26th! Yikes! I don't have class tomorrow so I'm devoting my entire day to making sure everything is in order for the new school year.

Hope ya'll are having a good week! Rachel Zoe Project tonight!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

So I Have Some Important News...

I'm engaged!! Gabe proposed yesterday morning on my birthday! He woke me up really early that morning and had made me my favorite breakfast. (chocolate chip pancakes and mimosas!) Then he told me to get dressed for being outdoors and off we went! I had no clue where we were driving and it was making me crazy. He took a different way to Heber (his hometown) to throw me off. When we got there he told me he was taking me to some of his favorite trails. It was hot and the trail was kind of overgrown so I was actually complaining quite a bit.

Me on the way up! I had no clue what was coming!

At one point he told me to go ahead of him...
We got to the top and I was taking pictures of the view from the overlook. He came up behind me and put his arms around me and told me how much he loved me. I laughed and told him I loved him too. Then I looked down and in his hand was the ring box! I start crying and he starts saying all of this sweet stuff. He turns me around and gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him. I said yes of course!!

After I said yes!

Showing off my ring!

We stayed up there talking for about 15 minutes. We were lucky when some other hikers got up there and were able to take a picture of us.

We kept hiking for about an hour to have some alone time before the chaos of calling and telling everybody began...

I am so excited!!! That night, we had dinner with my dad, step-mom, memo, aunt, and uncle. We had a little more than my birthday to celebrate and they were all very excited for us. We had an amazing dinner and a few bottles of champagne. My dad toasted Gabe and me and I seriously almost lost it!

Showing off the ring some more!

my Memo, me, my step-mom, and aunt Leslie

For some reason we couldn't get a normal picture of the family that night.
Me, Gabe, my brother, step-mom, and dad
Today we went to my mom's house in Searcy for lunch and to tell them all about it. I'm exhausted now! We're home finally getting some peace and quiet and it's all starting to sink in now. I'm so happy!!! There just aren't words to describe it.
Anyway I hope everyone else had a fabulous weekend!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

23 Candles

So tomorrow is my 23rd birthday. 23 years old. It sounds weird to say. It seems like just yesterday I was waiting to turn 16,18, and 21. Birthday's are now more low key and filled with more self evaluation. It's the time of year that I take a good hard look at my life. This year I'm pretty excited about 23. There are so many things to look forward to this year. Graduation, finding a big girl job, maybe buying a new car... I'm genuinely excited. But there have also been a few setbacks with this up coming birthday. I had to renew my drivers license and get a new picture taken. Goodbye 18 year old picture and hello 23! It was kind of painful for me to give up that picture. I know that sounds silly but I've always loved that drivers license pic.

Anyway, today I got out of class early and treated myself to a pre birthday mani/pedi. Tonight Gabe is taking me out for a nice, quiet dinner at Capers. Tomorrow he has some secret plans for me during the day and then we're meeting my dad and step mom for dinner. So I'm thinking this will shape up to be a pretty good weekend!

I hope ya'll have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Today it is absolutely grossly hot outside. The actual temp in Conway right now at 2:50 pm is 106 degrees. (for the non-Arkansans, Conway is a little north of Little Rock.)

The heat index is much worse. The sign at the bank on my way home from class said 112 degrees. Ugh!

I can't handle this. I'm melting. Literally.
On a brighter note, Rachel Zoe Project starts back up tonight!! I will be at home drinking a glass of champagne while I watch.
Hope Tuesday is treating ya'll well!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend re-cap

So I'm still recovering from the weekend. Let's re-cap shall we... Friday afternoon Gabe took off work early and we hit the road. We pulled into Memphis and checked in to our hotel downtown.
After the rest of our group arrived we went down to Beale St. to eat dinner at BB Kings and go to our favorite bar, Silky O'Sulivans. We had a very fun night and I only took a few pics. Please excuse the terrible IPhone quality pictures.

It was HOT out, even late at night. We didn't look our best needless to say. And can someone tell me why I wore jeans? I haven't worn jeans in months but for some reason I felt the need to wear them Friday night.
Saturday, we went to Tunica MS to go to the casinos and eat at Paula Deens. Very successful day at the casino for Gabe and me :) Then we went booked it back to Arkansas for my friends one year anniversary celebration. Good times with old friends.
Sunday we were exhausted and layed around all day. And today it was back to the real world. Why do weekends go by so fast? :(
In other news, it's my birthday week!! Yes, I celebrate for an entire week :) Gabe has some surprise activities planned for me this weekend and I'm very curious to find out what they are. Not knowing what is going on drives me crazy!
Anyway I hope ya'll had a good Monday!