Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Another Wine Wednesday!!!!

It is Wine Wednesday!!!!  I swear my co-worker has been noticing that every Wednesday I wear a cute outfit and also bring my make-up to work.  I told her it is because it is Wine Wednesday.  I do believe it is how almost 30-somethings (Sorry Danielle and Smash but we are:) cope with the week!  I am very excited about tonight because the 3 Musketeers will  be together again! It has been too long and we use to see each other every week.  

I wanted to kinda talk about these two special people in my life!  First Smash, (her real name is Ashley but she will always be my Smash) I met her when she was living with my brother's girlfriend (now ex YAY! that is for another post for another day) She came to my last party and my townhouse before I moved into my fabulous apartment now :) and when I met her I felt a cosmic, kindred connection to her.  After she said hello and I hugged her which I do to almost everyone, she asked me if I liked Britney!!! INSTANT BEST FRIEND!!!  We have gone through so much in the past few years!  I have to say Smash is one of those friends (well and Danielle too but I do talk to her everyday) that I could not see for months and we could pick up right where we left off.  I was so happy when she asked me to help her plan the biggest day of her life :) She is a special person in my life!  I love that we have become so close and we are so much alike except she is from Boston and if you watched Danielle's VLOG yall know I am from right here in South Carolina.

Then there is Danielle!  I met her a few times before we started to really be close and we didn't really talk that much.  Believe it or not Danielle can be a little quiet when you first meet her.  But one day out of the blue she called me and asked if I wanted to go with her to get a tattoo.  I have never been in a tattoo parlor and never really had the urge to get a tattoo but it was a Tuesday night and I had nothing better to do so I went.  I asked lots of questions to the tattoo artist, Buck, and felt like my 74 year old Mema because of the questions I asked.  Like what got you into this position and the craziest thing you done, etc.  When I get nervous I talk and talk but I think that made Danielle laugh.  I even asked her once if it hurt when she was squirming and curling her toes and she gave me that, are you freaking kidding me of course this hurts bitch look.  But in a sweet way :) After that we would go to lunch at least once a week, talk on yahoo messenger and over the course of almost 5 years we have become like sisters!  

I could not even begin to tell how much the two of these ladies mean to me.  About a year ago my boyfriend, Allen, his cousin/roommate/brother (because they were so close) passed away.  I hated seeing the man I love more than anything in the world so hurt like he was.  Brent was apart of the close-knit group and without any hesitation both Danielle and Smash were there for the both of us.  I have never in my life had friends be there for Allen and me like they were.  Without going into much detail it was something and is something we are dealing with but those two ladies were always there and listened and hugged me and allen when we needed it.  I didn't ask them to come to the funeral they came on their own.  When Allen and I where driving to the graveside he said it was so nice for your friends to come and I told him no honey they are your friends too.  He just held my hand and said he loved them.  About 3 months after this happened Allen was deployed to Kuwait.  They have been there for me whenever I get sad or lonely.  It has been a hard year but with these two ladies, who will never know how much I love, respect and care for them, I have been ok.  

I would have been lucky to just have one friend like that in my life but to have two I am overly-blessed :) I cannot for when Allen comes home so we can go on our couple vacation to the Mountains and go to wineries :) I love them very much!

I hope everyone can be as blessed as me to have such wonderful friends:) 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Long Weekend Update!

Hello everyone out there!!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Mine was pretty good until I got that nasty stomach virus that put me on the couch for 2 days.  

But this is a little update :) Since my father is an awesome boss.  We only had to work a half day on Wednesday so I got to spend the afternoon with this sweet child.
This is Allen's (and my niece) isn't she just adorable :) Her name is Abby and she is going to be 4 in March.  Please ignore the awful picture of me.  :)

We walked Pepper she watched Cars 2 while I cleaned my apartment and then we watched Mikey Mouse Club House and I painted her nails.
She let them "dry" for over 30 minutes she didn't want to mess up my awesome job :) 

Thursday morning my brother and I have had this tradition of me making breakfast and then watching the Macy's Day Parade.  I wasn't too impressed with it this year the best part was probably Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. 

And yes we did have some bubbly :) 

Friday I had a shrimp boil with my cousins it was so much fun.  I forgot to take time.

The next two days I was on the couch sick as a dog.  But my sweet furry little one stayed right with me.
I watched the movie "The Watch" although it wasn't the best movie I had ever seen but it wasn't too bad. I did watch some awfully awesome Lifetime movies :) 

All in All it wasn't an awful Thanksgiving.  

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Friday :) I am hanging out with my super cute puppy tonight!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! This has turned out to be one of my favorite work days :)  Tonight after work, I am meeting Danielle and we are going to our local wine bar.  We haven't been there in months.  I am very excited to catch up and sip :) This has been one stressful week and I am looking for some relaxation!  

After I meet Danielle I am going home to make a very yummy flank steak salad and watch the new Spiderman movie :) I have to say I am excited.  Although, depending on how much wine I consume will determine if I make it through the movie.  

This weekend I am very excited I am going to be crafty :)   I think my first project is going to a the wine coasters that seem very easy to make.  

 Then I am going to make either:  

I hate my half bathroom it has no sparkle or pizzazz so I thought I would make a A & J to put in there I am leaning a little to the framed letters because I worry the other might be a little difficult.  Also, the framed letters would take up more space which is what I need. Which do you like?

This is going to be my last project of the weekend.  I think I am going to do a red and I haven't decided if I want to do an initial or just a design.  It is hard because I know I won't be a JCB for too much longer but I don't want to put JBM until I am married.  That is just saying hello I am crazy!

I am very excited about this weekend already 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Trash Talking = Unattractive

I lost a lot of friends last night...on Facebook.  I hate to rant but I am absolutely disgusted on people voicing their opinions as though they are facts.  I was disgusted by both Democrats and Republicans.  I do not believe that Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram is a place for political debates and passage aggressive remarks.  I have my opinion about whom I thought should be President and my close friends know that but I wouldn't belittle people who did not feel the same as me.  Everyone has the right to choose and choose is what they did.  People who berate others for not having the same opinion is just wrong.  I am an individual just like everyone else!  Honestly it is the same thing as people with football teams.  It is no surprise that I love the South Carolina Gamecocks...I am alumni there, most of my family are alumni from there and also I love the colors :)  But I also know the game of football a lot of people will post absolutely ridiculous posts on their social media outlets about their teams and trash talking others.  It is just getting to a point where I hate to be on any outlet at that time.  Don't get me wrong FRIENDLY competition is fine but saying extremely asinine remarks is not something that should be done.  Women need to act like LADIES and men need to act like GENTLEMEN!  That is what is wrong with this world it doesn't matter who you want for president or who your favorite team is or who you want as your American Idol...What is wrong is how people act when they don't or do get their way.  

I do apologize for this rant and I want to keep my blog light and fun but this is something that has just been weighing on me for awhile.  


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Weekend Re-cap!

Yesterday was a very long day.  I was emotionally drained so I didn't have the energy to post about my weekend but I am well rested and 3 pounds lighter today (woohoo) so I am ready :) 

I tend to start my weekends on Thursday even if I have to work on Friday because I only work until 2 :) so I saw this on Facebook and it made me so very happy.  
Thursday night I had gone to dinner with my brother when we had our very empowering talk about me conquering my backyard but while I was waiting on him.  I poured a glass of wine lit my walmart pumpkin candle and looked/lusted over all the beautiful Pottery Barn things.  One day I will have a Pottery Barn Christmas!

Go Gamecocks!  Marcus Lattimore!!!!!

My Brother and I at our favorite bar for a late lunch and beers.

Our teams.  :) My coozie is the camo one for Allen :) and Adams is the Saints one.  

On Friday after work Adam and I went to the Nu-Way for a late lunch and beers :) It was fun because we haven't done that in at least a year when Adam was still in school.  There is something about this dive bar I just love. And it is close to my office and my apartment.  Being the loser that I am I was fast asleep at 8:30 on a Friday!  But Friday's are always like that for me I like my sleep. 

Saturday I cleaned, cooked some dinner, drank some wine, and watched Rock of Ages twice.  I just love that movie.  I love having Jennifer days like that.  I did not do anything much but it was ok.  I actually tried a few new recipes.  Did not succeed but at least I tried :) 

Sunday is my favorite day because I get to spend it with this sweet boy:
We went to church (which was an awesome message), then lunch at Wade's with my sweet friend Ashley and her child Jacob that Jackson is just crazy about.  Then Jackson and I watch Monsters and Aliens.  And we had a surprise phone call from Allen :) perfect Sunday!! He went home and I cooked chicken and rice. Which was perfect for a chilly day.

To make this weekend even better this handsome man will be back with me in exactly 8 weeks!!!! 
Cannot WAIT to see him again :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Conquer Your Own Backyard

I was having dinner with my brother last night at my favorite Mexican restaurant and we were having a serious (as serious as you can have with big beers) about our futures.  I am so proud of my brother for going back to school to become a chiropractor.  But then he turned the conversation to me and asked me what I want out of life.  I started to talk about a few things like marriage and kids with Allen but he stopped me and said not personal things your career.  I drew a blank! I know I don't want to be selling insurance for the rest of my life but when I think about what I want to do I can't really put my finger on it.  I love ADORE fashion and I use to think owning my own store is what I wanted but I don't think that is what I want.  

What I really want is to own my very own planning company.  I want to plan events from seminars to weddings.  I then started talking about how Allen and I would need to move so that I can start this business...Adam disagreed! He said I need to conquer my own backyard! I need to start small then get bigger.  So I am going to do it! I am going to start taking cooking classes and baking classes.  I am also going to take some sewing classes so I can be a one stop shop for my clients.  I am going to formulate my plan and hopefully I won't fail.  But if I do at least I am taking a gamble on myself! 

Cannot wait to see what happens!!!!