March 23, 2012

Friday: favorites, random musings and confessions 3.23.12

I can't believe it's Friday already. This week flew by for me. I'm sorry if yours took forever, I'm apologizing because sometimes when I have a rough week, that takes forever, I truly want to smack the smile off a person's face that says it zipped by. I'm that annoying girl right now. I'm blaming my sudden sunny disposition on one thing {other than having a great hubby and little to complain about}, I think my happies are due to working out again. It's been 3 weeks in and I'm feeling better every day. I haven't noticed a single drop in weight but my lungs already feel more powerful, I'm waking up chipper and even though I'm sore and aching, I know it's for a greater good. Wanna learn more, stop over at From the Sidelines where I dished about it yesterday. 

Here and now it's time for Friday Favorites. And keep reading for my Random Musings link up and my Confessional Friday link up!


I am completely in love with both of these looks {via my pinterest}. Summer in the South is ROUGH. Hot, sticky, sweaty, and I'm still to this day not sure how these Southern Belles keep their cool, or their shit together so to speak. I've been told over and over the key to keeping cool here is dresses and skirts. I'm a total pant/jean/shorts kind of girl, but in an effort to keep cool and be fashionable I have decided I need to purchase at least 2 maxi dresses to add to my arsenal of summer gear and possibly a skirt. I really love the look in the image of the mother and her daughter. Keeping the skirt up that high will help mask the stomach I'm trying so hard to decrease with my workouts, as well as highlight the guns {aka arms} I'm currently working to sculpt as well.

The denim jacket, well let's just say this is a love that comes from a long time ago. Remember when denim jackets became all the rage, or at least we thought they were new and hip and our parents just looked at us like we were insane because HELLOOOO they've been around for as long as denim was probably invented. Well I'm sad to say I still have two jackets in my closet, neither fit me properly. One is entirely too large, and the other is too small. One is faded and the other is dark denim. I really want to find one that fits me to a T but I'm not 100% sure about how to go about finding that. HELP! I have always purchased them in the past to wear them so they would button up correctly, but being blessed up top leaves the jacket HUGE when I wear it open. So I ask you readers, do I purchase a jacket that just looks great open, since honestly I rarely wear them closed? Help a sister out.

Nothing is better to me sometimes than a great Spring time rain. I suffer from allergies, big time. None of my allergies are as bad as the one I have to pollen {or penicillin, dealthly allergic ya'll}, and a good rain wipes out the pollen that keeps me down. We had one of those rain storms yesterday and not only did the town smell amazing afterwards but the air cooled and it was perfect. I look forward to these storms, just not thunderstorms that may bring tornadoes. Long gone are my days of enjoying a blissful country thunderstorm. P.S. One of my favorite smells of all time is the smell of hot asphalt after it's rained, amazing.

via google
I never jumped on the bandwagon when TOMS first came out a few years ago, but I'm currently coveting getting a pair for myself this summer. Now that they have introduced their ballet flat line I'm torn between the two but I think I'll probably stick with the classics, considering I plan on wearing them to work most days {casual dress all the time} and for errands on the weekend. Now I just have to find the right pair, I'm thinking gray, or tan. Call them hippie shoes or ugly or what you want but they look pretty darn comfy and are for a great cause so there's that. {P.S. I wear Birkenstocks from time to time so I'm fully integrated into hippie shoes already. I call them my birth control shoes}.

As always I like to hook up with my girls for some dishing on a Friday, especially when it's Happy Hour. *Sigh* I miss those days. It's too bad I can only hook up with Shana and Leslie via the internet and not for real. I'd truly love to share a cocktail and some gossip with these girls!

  • Hines Ward retired this week and while I was sort of depressed to hear of this, I was also really happy. I'm glad he's retiring as a Steeler and look forward to what he's going to do with the rest of his life. Can you imagine retiring from your field at age 34-36, insane!
  • Flossing: I am truly obsessed with flossing. It all started because about 8 years ago I went to a new dentist that had discovered my gums were reseeding. I had no clue, and no idea because my former dentist clearly didn't know his butt from a whole in the wall. I was then told I could have avoided this issue {and the deep tissue cleaning, that sounds worse than it actually was} if I had just been flossing everyday. I flossed growing up, but only when I needed too I didn't realize {and my dentist didn't tell me} it was an EVERY DAY thing. So now I am religious about flossing every morning and any time something gets stuck in my teeth. My gums are in great shape now, thank goodness but my biggest beef with flossing is that I truly feel like it only makes it twice as easy for food to get jammed in there. #firstworldproblems
  • I was watching TV the other day and my jaw hit the floor, did you see that they are bringing back DALLAS??? With some of the original cast? I was pretty obsessed with this show, but rather odd when I watched it. I am still not sure why my friends mother let us watch it with her but she did. I am sort of drawn to watching it again even if JR is older than the hills at this point. I am willing to bet it won't live up to my memories and instead be a train wreck to me the way the new 90210 is. I'm just floored they are bringing it back. Nothing like evening soaps to get you excited.
  • St. Paddy's Day was awesome - but the aftermath was ROUGH. I'm not 20 years old anymore and I really need to remind myself of that. In other news on St. Paddy's Day while Mike and I enjoyed a front porch happy hour that afternoon we witnessed someone being arrested at a neighbors house. We still are sure what it was all about, probably domestic dispute but it just furthers our need to get out of our neighborhood, stat.

Last but NEVER least it's....

  • I purchased some new deodorant this week and it smells amazing. So amazing in fact that I've caught myself totally sneaking whiffs of it during the day. Sick right?
  • I am here to say I don't give two rips about The Hunger Games. I haven't read the books yet, and maybe that's a huge part of it but they've played it up so much that I almost don't want to read them. I'm one of those classic goes against the grain kind of people. If most people are flocking to something I tend to go the other way. This trait came in really handy in high school for keeping me out of trouble with drugs or drinking. By the time I turned 21 I was fully ready to witness drinking for myself. Not much wiser, or more mature but maybe a bit more than I would have been at age 14. So how many of you are obsessed with this new Hunger Game craze?
  • I keep finding that the only thing I'm totally craving now that I'm eating better is CHEESE. I want cheese on everything! Biggest downfall Mac n' Cheese. I am probably going to figure a way to incorporated it into every treat meal I can. 
  • I also confess to my husband... it wasn't the dog, it was me.
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Lora said...

I buy denim jackets to look good open, and if it's cold I wear a scarf. Stupid big boobs...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your recommendation.I want to tell you True Religion Outlet is also a good choice.

Hutch said...

READ THE BOOKS WOMAN! This craze is actually justified and while I haven't seen the movie yet I hear they actually do the book justice. And unlike Twilight, the main character is an ass-kicking girl, not some snively, whiny snot :)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

@ Hutch you just totally sold me! ;)

Kathryn said...

Have you ever watched "My Strange Addiction" on TLC? That's what I thought of when you said you were taking sniffs of your deodorant throughout the day! And I know what you mean about chicks who can keep their cool in the summer. I literally am a ball of red-faced sweat, my hair is pulled into a ponytail, and I look like death. I get so mad when perfectly made-up girls are walking around and don't seem to be affected by the temperature at all! And St. Paddy's day isn't St. Paddy's day without witnessing an arrest! I didn't witness one, but I heard my drunk-ass neighbors screaming at each other. The girl was yelling "You embarrassed me at the grocery store! Get out of here! Just get out!" Classy.

Anonymous said...

I've been telling you to read the damn books, woman. I also told you that they're nothing like Twilight. I swear to God you'll thank me later. :)

The new Dallas promos look pretty good. I watched it as a kid with my mom. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

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