Friday, July 31, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dirty Girl

Don't these cupcakes look delicious?

Ok, so a while ago I discovered these tasty treats on Etsy, but to my dismay, realized that they were made out of soap! Has anyone else made this mistake? These are amazing, but I'd probably get hungry every time I washed my hands.

Monday, July 27, 2009

In Hot Water

This weekend we went to my friend's house on Lake Anna. The lake is used to cool a nuclear power plant so the water's temperature was about 80 degrees. Weird huh? Don't worry, nobody came out with a third eye or anything like that. It's safe.

We had a great time swimming, tubing and wake boarding. Mike attempted the wake boarding while I relaxed on the boat. *Side note: It's highly unlikely that you'll see me in a bathing suit picture, so I hope you don't mind the toes.

Overall it was a great weekend of water activities and hanging out with friends.

How was your weekend?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! We're going to Lake Anna this weekend.
What are your weekend plans?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Frozen Goodness

Bathing suits, now popsicles. Summer is here. I found these frozen delights on TasteSpotting, a smorgasbord pleasing to the eye and palate. Also, I recently made Choco Tacos for the husband's birthday. They were a fail. Frozen crepes don't work very well as taco shells.

Here is a recipe for Mango Blackberry Yogurt Pops, yum!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bathing Suit Blues

Unfortunately, the summer temperatures are rising and the cool waves at the beach are calling my name. Meaning...time to put on the dreaded bathing suit. I have never liked myself in a bathing suit, except for the hot pink one that matched my barbie doll when I was six.
Here are a few from Anthropologie that I actually like and a great quote from Mae West. I tend to gravitate towards the bathing suits from the 40's. A curvaceous body was more appreciated then.

Cultivate your curves -they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.

Mae West

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Adventures of a 30-year-old Girl: Part 2


Today I planned to go swimming at my sister's house and then have dinner with family. I threw on some clothes, sloppily brushed my hair, ran some errands and drove over to my sister's for a quick swim. As we drove up to the house I saw a blow-up totem pole creeping up over their fence. Odd, I thought. Then as we walked into the backyard, friends and family screamed from the deck "SURPRISE!!!!" The first thing I thought was, "OMG, I didn't take a shower today."

My husband and my sister threw me a surprise birthday pool party/lua to celebrate my 30th. They're the greatest!

What a great way to kick off a new decade, with the people you love the most!

p.s. never leave the house looking like crap, you never know who you might see

Monday, July 13, 2009

Adventures of a 30-year-old Girl: Part 1


Today we visited Coventry Village, OH. While waiting for a table at Tommy's Restaurant, we played in this retro toy store (more like a toy museum) called Big Fun. They have grand collections of every kind of toy you can think of. My personal favorites: Care Bears, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, He-Man...


On the 4th of July we walked down to the neighborhood parade, played croquet and watched fireworks on the lake.


Visited another little town called Peninsula. Gorgeous views and a darling antique shop (see owl pin below).


Today I said farewell to my 20's. This delicious snickers ice cream cake cheered me up.

Side Note: My mother-in-law has a collection of vintage hats that her grandmother made in the 30's and 40's. How cool is that! Of course I had to try them all on (not sharing those photos).

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Favorites

Why can't all commercials be this cute?

Thanks for sharing Wendy!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband, Michael. I love you!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Favorites

My Shining Star

This is my nephew Elijah Dean. Isn't he the cutest!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Half-Blood Prince

If you're a Harry Potter geek like I am, you're probably counting down the days until the Half-Blood Prince comes out in theaters. I'll admit, this book was not my favorite of the series, but the movie looks amazing! I'm sure you've seen the trailer, but wow does it look dark. I'm a little scared. We're going to see it in IMAX at midnight!

Remember the good old days...