Sunday, July 31, 2011

Not going to lie...


I'd give just about anything to move back to North Carolina and live in this lovely and extremely reasonably priced beauty of a house.

Oh, and if I lived there I would be building this back deck for my littlest love. That house, plus this deck/playhouse = perfection! At least it does in my book.

I am desperately missing the North Carolina weather and forests and beaches right now! Other places seem to hold such appeal when it is so miserably hot and dry here:)
Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Much needed Loves

Yikes! I looked back on my posts this month and they have been decidedly serious! Which I guess is appropriate with the circumstances but still! One can only take so much:) So on that note I thought a Loves post was in order!

First up is this outfit! I love it, especially the necklace! I am also in love with the Daybook, where the lovely lady above blogs:)

Next...feathers! I have a magenta one and I adore it! It shocks people in our conservative little town but it is SO fun! I actually like the natural ones a ton too! I might have to get another one when this one comes out. The natural look could be perfect for Fall...if it ever gets here!

These sunglasses kill me! I want them now! I think they're going on my Christmas list for the hubby (to buy me); although he might get some too! Or maybe, I'll buy him some and then borrow them! ;)

Lastly, this skirt from Forever21. I found it online and I think I am going to have to go to our store tomorrow and see if I can make it mine. For a little over thirteen dollars it is totally worth it! Love it! blog feels happier already with all that love going around!

One thing I am not loving is this heat! We are currently on day 20 (in a row) of over 100 degree weather. Texas is hot but this is just ridiculous! I always start the Summer out ready for the heavy heat and then by the time Fall comes I am ready for that. I try to enjoy all that summer brings us but this summer it is NOT working! All I want to do is stay inside in fear of melting:)
A plus's almost like a clarifying steam facial when you walk outside...almost!

One more random less than a week my baby will be four! How did that happen? I think a recap of her last four years is a must:)

Happy Wednesday! Only three more day until the weekend and whatever fun it brings you!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 14, 2005

Cpl. Mounce, Cpl. Winchester you will never be forgotten. Your brothers strive every day to prove that while the war that you all fought may not have made the difference that you had planned, your deaths and the reasons that you went and fought anyway did. You are heroes, you are the best kind of Americans and your deaths have had a profound influence not only on your brothers but their families as well. Today, on the fifth anniversary of your deaths I am struck by how far we have come and how much we have learned since that day. Our paths through life were irrevocably altered when you were killed.

You were friends,
you were brothers of the heart,
you were outstanding men,
and you were Marines!

Semper Fi Devil Dogs, may you never be forgotten!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tina Fey's Prayer for her Daughter

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.
May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.
When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer.
Guide her, protect her
When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.
Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels.
What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.
May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.
Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen. Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.
O Lord, break the Internet forever, That she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.
And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.
And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back.
“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.

Love it :)


Monday, July 4, 2011

Let Freedom Ring...

Happy Fourth everyone!
To my love: Thanks for standing up and continuing to fight for our freedom. My love for you keeps growing and growing and I couldn't ask for a bigger or more genuine hero:)
To his brothers: Where would we be without you? I love you all deeply...and you're real life supermen!
JAbs, Henderson, Sierras- Semper Fi heroes!

Mounce and Winchester- We will never, ever forget you and the ultimate sacrifice that you made! Thanks for guarding heaven's streets!

Friday, July 1, 2011


I've been wanting a coffee table like this one for what feels like forever! I love the contrast of a semi-industrial looking base with the wood and marble tops I have seen them with!
Problem is, I haven't found one that I like and that I can reasonably afford. Which brings me to this...

Could the coffee table above be diy'd like these bookshelves? Another favorite of mine and something that I have the long term goal of adding to our living room?

Laura at
Ascot Friday also made some of these shelves and I love both versions. But I digress!
I think it could be done. Same materials and possible pallet wood for the top? Or maybe if you're really lucky and can find a small remnant of marble, you could build the base to fit? I'm sold! Now I just have to convince my hubby that this is our next project:)
Happy weekend!