Monday, November 23, 2015

Baby Shower Fun

I had the privilege of helping plan my sister-in-law's baby shower here in Kansas City. She lives in Houston, so this was a fun filled family weekend. Her hubs came to town with her and family that lived out of town stayed over at my in-laws, so after the shower there was a shrimp boil and shenanigans.

The baby shower was held at Seasons 52, a very upscale restaurant on the Plaza. We decorated in a "classy" fashion, which was reminiscent of prom.

There were photos of the soon to be mom & dad from childhood and some of their wedding/engagement photos. We also had Nothing Bundt Cakes in white chocolate raspberry and lemon. If you have never had this cake before, you have to try! Sooo good! 

Little goody bags for each guest were filled with hershey kisses, nail polish, lip gloss, a candle, and other small yummies. 
One of my favorite things to do is have guests write their name and address on envelopes, so that the thank you cards are a breeze for the guest of honor. Especially since she was leaving for Houston the next day. We also had mini bottles of champagne and nonalcoholic sparkling water to pop bottles when the baby is born! Instead of a guest book, picture frame, etc to sign we had guests sign a copy of "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" and leave a note to the baby. 

The tags on the champagne bottles. Once I figured out my printer settings, these were a breeze to make! I found the little It's a Boy tags at Michaels, a craft store. 

One of the best gifts that the mama to be got! It appears that little Baby Boy was procreated at the Cancun destination wedding of mama and daddy. I gave copies of Gabriel and I's favorite books as a child and we each wrote a note in our favorites. Mine included "Where the Wild Things Are" and the Little Critter's books "Just Me and My Dad/Mom" and Gabriel's were "Harry the Dirty Dog" and "Berenstein Bears Spooky Old Tree"

 The gaggle of women and the GBFF.
Momma to be and Grandma to be! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Guy Behind the Blog {{Birthday Edition}}

I thought I'd give you all a glimpse into the life of my mister since it's his birthday! For a few weeks he is officially 10 years older than me, so he is officially gray balls.
He likes to think of himself as a man of fashion. 
He has had a lifetime to perfect his I hate photos face. 
Unless he is the one taking the photo. Nope. Still there. 
He is a professional drunken beaver wrangler. 
He is an amazing big brother. Soon to be an amazing Uncle. 
He LOVES to scuba dive. He spent 10 years as a dive instructor and dive master. 
He is actually from St. Louis, but learned to love the Royals. First, because the wife loved them. Next, because they are great. 
He is one of the goofiest, kind, giving, caring people. He is the best Hubs. 

Happy Birthday, Boothang! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Humpday Confessions

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I have to get this off my chest right now, I have no clue who the guy is in the link up picture. No f-ing clue. Sweet baby jesus I feel so much better having admitted that. 

Am I the only one that doesn't care that Charlie Sheen's crazy ass is HIV Positive? Or that his ex-wives and kids are not? Like, I truly don't care. You are not Magic Johnson and this is not 1991.

I've been watching the Voice this season, which is a new show for me, and I actually find most of the vocalists to be mediocre. The country singers (i.e. Blake's team) are all whiny sounding and don't have good voices at all! I am shocked and now know why I've not watched music based competitions before.  I guess I'll just stick to watching Adele videos on vevo to get music.

I've been trying new recipes and Gabriel hates them. I kinda make him cook once per week just so he knows how it feels. And make sure the dishwasher needs emptied & re-loaded on that day. That way he'll truly appreciate the magic that happens in the kitchen.

Pinterest isn't doing it for me anymore. Is anyone else thinking this too? It seems to be the same shit all the time, which is awesome if I'm looking for how to make my own cream of crud soup. I used to love pinterest. Now, bleh.

What are some of your confessions?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cold Weather Buys and Lusts

Since it's almost Christmas time (and my birthday!), I thought I'd share some of my faves lately and a few items that I am super lusting over. I recently purchased these Skinny Jeans, which are an everyday steal from Old Navy! They are totally worth every penny, they don't feel thin and skimpy and hold their shape extremely well. I pair them with these Simply Vera Boots from Kohls, I actually got these last season on clearance. They are a little taller than the average ankle bootie, which I love! I'm actually wearing the jeans cuffed with those boots and this Cashmere {Like} Tunic Sweater, which is BEYOND soft, right now.  The sweater is really way longer than the picture shows and the small almost covers my bootie all the way.

I have to get on the basic white girl bandwagon and say I am lusting over  a Herring Bone Vest of some kind. I have even seen them at Wal-Mart, but without the black piping which is a detail I love. I also really, really want a  Faux Fur Vest, but maybe one slightly bushier than this? Or furrier? Speaking of choosing, which boot do you guys like better the taller Arctic Duck Boot- Chocolate or Duck Boot- Buff which is closer to ankle height? I am leaning towards the taller, chocolate colored ones. I think come this snow season I will be glad to have them when I am moving between schools and hoofing it to my car.

What are some things you are loving right now? 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Humpday Confessions is back!

Alright, ya'll now that I'm back into the swing of things it's time to catch up confessions style. Which basically means a rando life dump.

I supposedly mentoring a girl who is a college senior at my alma mater and she doesn't ever reach out. I gave it a go for a few weeks and tried setting stuff up a few times... to which she replied she was very busy & would get back to me. Girl, you think you're super busy? Try my schedule of working a full time job, then going home and taking off my bra & pants to watch DVR. My schedule is full too. Also, I will not be writing you a letter of reference where I lie and say you are a good multi-tasked and time manage well.

On a totally unrelated note, I truly have to confess that I have been wearing legging as pants. Granted, they are with tunics, but I still feel like a true hypocrite as I am a firm believer that leggings are NOT pants. 

I frequently don't answer the phone just because I don't want to. At both home and work. I usually just let it go to voicemail and call back when I feel like I can actually be a civil human being to others.

People at work (almost every person I work with is a woman) have noticed my lush lashes... so I had to give up the jig that they're mine. I wear fake lashes. There I said it, I have fake lashes and go once a month for a fill. Judge me all you want, but I look good as fuck in my fake lashes #ByeFelicia

There's this one girl at work who always calls in sick and/or leaves early... she's my work friend, but I don't want to be associated with that, so when people talk shit on her doing that I don't say a word. I just sit there feeling like an asshole.

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Linking up with Kathy and Nadine! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

End of Year Goals

To be totally transparent, I did back to work goals and didn't follow through with any of them. Lie. I saved money. More than my goal in fact. I meal prepped, then didn't take half my food. I use going to get lunch as a way to get away from work for a break, as I eat while I work. It's a horrible habit, but I don't go to the teachers lounge, so I eat at my desk while working.

I know that I do better when I set goals. I know that I am more accountable when I post the goals. Therefore, I'm going to get past my recent ugh moment and set goals for now trough the end of the year.

Blog at least 2 times per week. I enjoy sharing rando stuff and creeping around the blog world. It's my me time during the day and I want to get back at it and continue to build the relationships I enjoy so much!

Workout at least 3 times per week. This has fallen by the wayside, again it's the me time that I haven't been doing and I feel better when I set aside time for me.

Go on at least 2 intentional dates with my boo. I'm not talking about cheapo Friday night (mexican and home by 5:30), but rather the two of us looking nice and going somewhere to spend quality us time.

Continue to pay down my debt, even with the holiday season and both my birthday and Gabriel's. I have my savings account padded and have paid off a credit card, but Sally Mae still owns my ass. Paying off debt has been #1 since I graduated grad school, but after buying the house 2 years ago, it has slowed down and I want it to be my priority again.

Take lunch 4 days per week. I've said this one before and I do well for a few then go back to using lunch as an excuse to leave work. I get a 25 minute lunch which makes it the perfect amount of time to get fast food and a large diet soda then sit at my desk and eat. Which is gross and fattening and I make better food... well except maybe some salads!

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to catch up with everyone again!