Friday, May 29, 2009

It's GIVEAWAY Time!!!

Happy one year blog-o-versay to me!!! I can't believe it's been a year since I started blogging! It's really gone by fast!
So in honor of my 1 year anniversay, I'm hosting a giveaway!
And the beachy tote won the vote! So the winner of my giveaway will receive the following!
1) The adorable Pink Tote

2) This yummy Carribean Salsa candle in travel size so you can take it with you wherever you go this summer!
3) The June issue of InStyle magazine along with a year's subscription!!
4) The new mark Costa Rica perfume!

5) And a couple of F21 accessories! (I'll post pics of them later)
So there you go and here's what you need to do:
1) To get entered ONCE, leave a comment on this post
2) To get entered TWICE, become a follower and let me know in your comment
3) To get entered THREE times, blog about my giveaway and let me know in your comment
The giveaway ends JUNE 7th and the winner will be randomely selected then!!
Good Luck Friends! : )

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Okay I'm going to be hosting a giveaway for my one year blog-o-versay!! And I need you to help me decide!!!

I'm giving away a swag bag and I need you to help me deside the 'bag'!!!

Here are the options:
My first choice was.......

My new favorite Vera tote!!

But then I saw this post from Misadventures of a Newlywed and I started having second thoughts on my choice.....

So here's where you come in!!!

Tell me which one you like better!!!

The one with the most votes wins!!!

You have until the end of the day tomorrow and then I announce the rest of my giveaway!!!Seriously, I want to know which one you would like to win more!?!?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sneak Peak into my Giveaway!

I'm going to be doing a giveaway very soon!!! So don't forget to check back!!! : )
Here's a little sneak peak for you! ; )
(this scent smells so so so good ugh!!)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wedding Recap: Grooms Cake

So when it came to the groom's cake I knew two things......1) I wanted it to be a surprise and 2) I really wanted to do something soccer related because that is hubby's favorite thing
(besides me, hehe)

I asked my cake vendor about doing a soccer ball cake and they came back with an outrageous estimate that was actually more expensive than our actual wedding cake. They told me that it was because of the ball shape it would be really hard to do, that's why it was so expensive.
That's when I decided it was time to get creative. Now hubby also happens to have an alter ego that's kind of a super hero, yes you heard me right, a super hero. This super hero came about right after the movie Nacho Libre with Jack Black hit the theatres.
While I was trying to think of what I could do I had the thought of a doll cake, you know the doll cakes with the dome like skirt and the doll sticks out of the top? Well my sister in law happened to have one of those cake pans so I told her what I wanted and I provided her a doll and the pictures below are the end results!!!!!
This is a text pic that my SIL sent me while I was getting my hair done at the salon. It had turned out great! You can kind of make out the soccer ball.

I'm showing it to my MOH.....
And the end result............

I wanted it to look like the 'super hero' was jumping out of the soccer ball haha....He loved it and the guests got a kick out of it.
And if you don't believe that my hubby really thinks he has an alter ego super hero, down below is the proof......

Yes friends, I married that......for the rest of my life........let's just say there is never a dull moment when my super hero is around.......haha
(can you just imagine what our kids are going to be like with a daddy like that?!?!)

uh-huh, yup, forever and ever. amen.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

(image from google images)
On this Memorial Day when you're spending time with your friends and loved ones grilling and picnicking, or playing sports, at the beach, or wherever you might be. Take a minute to remember what the day is's to give thanks to all of the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that you and I can live in a country that is free, free to worship as we choose, free to say what we want, free to be who we want to be. We are so lucky and forever indebted to these brave people.
Hope you all enjoy your day!
I also wanted to share a recipe with you that I absolutely LOVE!!!
I'm a huge Paula Deen fan and this is one of her you know it's gonna be good! : )

(photo and recipe courtesy of foodnetwork)

They're so easy to make and so so so yummy!!!

Here the recipe:
18 1/2-ounce package yellow cake mix

3 1/2-ounce package instant lemon
pudding mix
4 large eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 cups confectioners'

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 lemon, zested
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray miniature muffin tins with vegetable oil cooking spray. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs and oil and blend well with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour a small amount of batter, filling each muffin tin half way. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn out onto a tea towel
To make the glaze, sift the sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, zest, oil, and 3 tablespoons water. Mix with a spoon until smooth.
With fingers, dip the cupcakes into the glaze while they're still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible, or spoon the glaze over the warm cupcakes, turning them to completely coat. Place on wire racks with waxed paper underneath to catch any drips. Let the glaze set thoroughly, about 1 hour, before storing in containers with tight-fitting lids.

They really are addicting and so good! Hope you all have a great Memorial Day!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Way overdo Awards catch up....

I apologize to my sweet bloggy friends who gave out these awards and it's taken me SSOOO long to post about! Sorry girls, I'll try to be better next time! ; )
The first award Cristina at Another Day in Paradise gave to all of her followers (which I happen to be one of them) and she said she would be checking to see if we posted about it so here you go!! : ) haha Love your blog Cristina and thanks for the award!

Okay I'm supposed to list 5 things that I think are sexy:

1) My hubby 2) Convertibles 3) Tans 4) Tropical Islands 5) Manners


The second award was given to me by the sweet Miss Un-Bride at Chronicles of an Unconventional Bride....go check her out and see why she's unconventional! :)

She has the cutest blog about her upcoming wedding and I love seeing all the great details unfold!

Now for this one I'm supposed to list 10 things that are un-cute about myself : (

1) I rarely ever answer my phone, I hate talking on the phone! 2) I have bad breath 3) I was a bed wetter when I was a kid 4) I have a bad temper, you don't want to cross me when I'm in a foul mood 5) My armpits are faucets 6) I have a phobia of public speaking 7) I get really really splotchy red on my chest and neck when I get nervous, mad, happy, etc. 8) Sometimes I get road rage 9) I tend to be a little on the jealous side 10) I have a hard time letting things go

Wow now I just feel bad listing all that un-cute stuff about me, shouldn't I feel better for getting all that off my chest??? oh well! I tag any of my sweet bloggy friends who haven't been tagged yet and would like to play along! : )


Please note that my one year blog anniversary is coming up May 29th and I might be planning an awesome giveaway....I'm just saying you might want to check back because I might be collecting some seriously awsome stuff....I'm just saying maybe ; )

All you sweet people out there have a safe and wonderful Memorial Weekend!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mid Week - Weekend Recap

Mother's Day at the Rivah was great!!! The weather couldn't have been more perfect as you can see by my nephew's and neice in the water! : )

I wanted to share some photos of my mom and dad's new place....they just moved in last week and very beach inspired! I love it!!
This is the kitchen, my favorite room in the place!

Here is the living room, the balcony looks out at the river and bay.

Hall bathroom.

Window in the master bedroom

My mama's little office nook, very cute!

French doors leading out of the office nook.

Dining area

Hall bathroom, I just love the blue, cream, and brown combo!

Looking out from the kitchen.

One more view of my favorite room.....

My little brother and his very ill-behaved lab, Charlie : )

Me and my family hanging out in the garage below my parents new abode....that's what a lot of southerners like to do when it's hot out....they sit in their garage with their friends and eat crab chips out of a red solo cup.....oh wait that's just me! ; ) Speaking of me.....I'm sporting my new maxi dress from Tar-jay!! I love it but unfortunately I read the reviews of it online and it shrinks something terrible when washed, I might try hand washing it......
Hope everyone else had a great weekend and I know I have been given some awards by some sweet blogging friends and I promise that's my next post, major catch up going on here!! : )

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I made my sweet mama a basket of Bakerella's Cake Pops and they turned out pretty good for my first attempt!! I used the Red Velvet cake mix with Butter Cream frosting!! YUM!!
I'll be spending the whole day with my mama and I'll be sure to take lots of pictures to share with you! : )

I hope all you sweet wonderful mother's and mother's-to-be out there have the best day ever!!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Team Bethany!!

Who else is going to be watching the season finaly of The Real Housewives of New York!!!????
I can't wait, I've been completely hooked this season, there's just been so much drama!!!
And I have to say that the fight and tension between Bethany and Kelly has kept me interested the most!!! I can't stand Kelly and how just flat out unbelievable she is, I've never wanted to go through the tv and slap someone across the face as much as I have this woman!!
I mean can you say 'psycho' because that would be Kelly ya'll!
I think Bethany is the best one out of all of them, she's brutally honest and funny and something big is going to happen on the finale between her and Ramona and I can't wait to see what it is!!!

I love drama, it's terrible I know, but at least I'm admitting it, you know?!?!? ; )

Friday, May 1, 2009

Weekend Purchase

I knew when I went to see this in the theatre with my girlfriend that it would be a purchase!! It was so cute and I love Kate Hudson!!! It's definitely one of those Chic Flicks that is great for rainy days (which just happens to be this weekend here) : )
If you haven't seen it yet you should definitely watch it, it hilarious!! Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway made a great team!

(all images from google images)
Happy Weekend Friends!!!!