Monday, November 29, 2010

Great Gift Idea

One of my blog/website loves, Twigs & Honey just launched a new online store on Etsy called Twigs etc.  Currently the store is featuring a fun feather charm necklace in several colors, $25.00 (see below), but plans to add more to the store soon. 




Saturday, November 20, 2010

Favorite Commercial

I love the new Tommy Hilfiger TV commercials, "Feast Interruptus."  Probably because it features one of my favorite songs by fave band Vampire Weekend. 

Enjoy!
(of course I like the dog ending one the best)

30 Second: Dog Ending



60 Second: Chloe Ending

Friday, November 19, 2010

Today Show Goes Viral

This week the Today Show featured their own versions of videos that have "gone viral" online.  Today was my favorite!  The video featured the entire staff of the Today show singing a Black-Eyed Pea song.  Super simple, but great.  This made me smile so big and laugh and get teary eyed by how happy it was all at the same time.  I loved it...especially a cameo by Jenna Bush, Kathy Lee Gifford wtih her usual glass of wine, and serious Brian Williams attempting to dance.  Did anyone else catch it?  I tried to tell Jason about it's greatness over dinner tonight and he looked at me like I was a crazy person.  You've just got to watch it! 

P.S.  They did this in one take! 


Monday, November 15, 2010

I Won!


I won the Tacky Halloween Inflatable Contest on one of my favorite blogs, Make Mine a Mojito!  Thanks to everyone who voted! 

For contest lovers like me, get ready for her crazy Christmas Decoration contest coming in December. 

Hope you are surviving your Monday.  I have Junior League Tea Room training tonight and my first JL special event tomorrow...wish me luck!

Friday, November 12, 2010

This Weekend

Tonight I talked Jason into straying from our normal horror flick to a chick flick.  I love Rachel McAdams and hope this movie is cute.  I'm excited!


Saturday we are having brunch with Laura and Craig!  They are in town from Dallas for a wedding.  We haven't seen them since their wedding last March and now they are expecting so we have lots to talk about!  I am so excited to see them. 

After that, I plan on reading this (I haven't started reading it yet because I forced myself to finish Defensive Driving before I started it)...


And hopefully stopping by Houston's Annual Nutcracker Market at some point...


Have a great weekend! 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sugar Plum Market

I'm helping out my BFF Ashley and her mom Elaine this weekend at the annual Sugar Plum Market in the Fort Bend area.  Ash and Elaine have a great company that I've mentioned before called Ribbons & Rick Rack.  I'm sure we are going to have a blast, but hopefully we'll make some $$ too.  Wish us luck and stop by if you are in the area!   

Thursday, November 4, 2010

For Cupcake Lovers


Awesome wedding cake!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Weight Loss Game

Since I started with Weight Watchers I've lost a total of 12 pounds.  The past few weeks I've hit a major plateau so I need to eat even better and work out even harder...uggh!  I still have about 13 to go to hit my goal. 
One thing that has made my weight loss journey a bit more fun is a game that Jason and I made up.  I jokingly proposed it to Jason one day and he agreed! 

So here's the game:  I weigh myself every single morning and write it on a "score sheet" that we have posted on our bathroom mirror so it's the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see when I go to bed...literally the last thing I see because this is where I take out/put in my contacts everyday and I can't see anything without them.

In one week if I lose 1 pound Jason gets me a $15 gift card to anywhere I want.  If I lose 2 pounds I get a $25 gift card.  (Originally, he was asked if he could just give me cash, but I said no because then I will use it for groceries or boring stuff.  A gift card forces it to be a reward).  We capped it at 2 pounds a week because any more than that is unhealthy...so far I haven't had to worry about that.  There is NO rounding in this game.  Do you know how many times I've lost 0.8 or or 1.8 in a week? 

We also just had to put another rule on the game.  We have to use the lowest number that I've reached within the game.  Otherwise I just keep yo-yo'ing" and J will be buying me gift cards for the rest of my life.  Example: I gained a little bit after a wedding weekend we attended, but then technically lost 2 pounds the week after....which really just got me to where I was the previous week.  I still lost it, but Jason didn't see it that way!

Some weeks I don't lose any and my weight literally yo-yos everyday (THIS WEEK).  Other weeks have been great.  So far I've racked up 1 Old Navy and 2 Anthropologie gift cards!  Not only is it motivating to win gift cards, but shopping is much better when you actually like the way you look.  It's also a fun way to get Jason involved in my weight loss journey.  He gets excited in the morning to see if I lost or pumps me up if I've gained.  Plus, I love telling Jason that I have to go shopping because my pants are falling off me.   

Since I've reached a plateau recently, does anyone have any tips for me? 
Have you incorporated any type of reward system into your weight loss program? 
Please share! 

My Celebrity Look-a-Likes



Jason's Celebrity Look-a-likes:



Some of those are a stretch, but it's a fun website!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

11-2-10 is finally here!

I have been waiting for today to come for months!  Why, you ask...

Because the final book of Nora Roberts' Wedding Quartet is out today!!!


The premise behind this series is pretty simple.  Meet four childhood friends who were so in love with weddings growing up that they started a wedding company together called Vows.  One friend is the photographer (Book #1: Vision in White), one is a florist (Book #2: Bed of Roses ) , one a baker (Book #3: Savor the Moment), and finally there is the wedding coordinator...

Book #4: Happy Ever After


If you like weddings or just a good classic love story you should check this series out.  I'm not the only one in love with these, Ashley and my sister-in-law Jeanna are hooked too!  So predictable, so cheesy, but I love this little guilty pleasure and can't wait to go home and read the last one!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tacky Halloween Inflatable Contest

One of my favorite blogs, Make Mine a Mojito, had a Halloween contest last week for the tackiest Halloween inflatables and/or decorated yard. 

I entered of course!  Jason and I scoured the Houston streets looking for wild inflatables.  You can now see all of the crazy entries and vote for your 2 favorites up until this Thursday, November 4. 

View and Vote HERE! 

Just leave a comment with your 2 favorites by Wednesday evening.  Winners announced Thursday.  Enjoy!


<<  Hint, Hint, my entry is #6 (below)...
just in case you want to vote for it...hint, hint!  >>


Turtle Time

That's right...Tucker was a turtle for Halloween 2010!  He was so cute and hated every minute of it. 



 

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