Monday, February 28, 2011

It's just been one of those days....

It has NOT been my day today......

(It's Read Across America week at school - I'll relate my post to an old childhood favorite!!)

Of course it started off with an INTENSE thunderstorm this morning around 5:15 am. I love rain when I'm sleeping, but I hate thunder. Hate, hate, hate. And the lightening was so bright! Ugh, what a way to start off Monday morning.... 

Work was all kinds of crazy today. I'm sure the kids were all off because of the tornado sirens that started going off at 5:00 am this morning. 2:35 could not come soon enough!!!

All I could think about all day was if Perry was scared of the thunderstorms. We moved his crate into the hallway so that A) the rain wouldn't be as loud as by the door and B) just IN CASE there was a tornado he wouldn't be by any windows or doors. Yes, you can call me the crazy dog lady, ha!

Perry has been a GREAT puppy. We took him to Ben's parents over the weekend and we were in the car for 4 1/2 hours yesterday and Perry did great. Just chewed his bones and slept all day. We have been so lucky so have such a calm and relaxed dog. 

Until tonight.....

I was getting some work papers organized into a binder and went to get on my laptop and noticed a little something... 

Perry got a hold of my charger. And he was laying RIGHT NEXT TO BEN chewing it. Nice....

It's plugged in now but the lights not on. Or it stays on even when you unplug it. After being plugged in for a few minutes it will say its charging. Guess we will see what happens.

Little guy is sleeping by the door now. I think he knows his mama is a little upset right now. Poor puppy :(

AND, not to mention that my check engine light came on. In my 7 month old car.... SERIOUSLY?!? They said it was most likely just the light malfunction, but to drop it off tonight so they could look at it and make sure everything's ok. So I'm without a car for tomorrow. Awesome... 

I'm ready for this day to be over. Let's just hope tomorrow will be better!! It's a new month AND almost SPRING!!!

I'm off to go cuddle with Perry so he knows I'm not mad at him forever... Little guy can frustrate me but I still love him :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday

What I'm thankful for today....

1. It's almost the WEEKEND! I have a jam-packed weekend and I can't wait!! Friday night, I'm going to Table 310 with some girlfriends for drinks and appetizers! I can't wait to try this place!! 

 (via google images) 

2. My much needed hair appointment on Saturday morning!!! Can't wait to see my hair dresser, who is pregnant and just found out she's having a boy AND a girl! So excited for her. Think I may stop and get her a little gift before my appointment :)

3. The weather is supposed to be semi-nice this weekend. I think last weekend was just a tease with the warmer temps and sunshine! 

We currently are under a flash flood watch until Friday. I'm already over all this rain and it's just beginning. It is not helping me potty train Perry!

But I think it has convinced me I want NEED some Hunter Wellies! I just need to figure out what color would be best.... 
 Pink.... Or Black?

4. I'm thankful for my little Perry. He is always so happy to see me when I get him out of his crate in the afternoon. He really has been such an easy puppy so far. He's just started biting everything in sight. Which has resulted in buying more puppy toys and bones to try and keep him entertained instead of gnawing on my hand!

5. Pedicure time!!! It's almost March 1st, which means I can get my nails down again. I try and only go once a month because I feel like I waste  spend so much on nails when I really should just do them myself. But I do love the new "gelish" nails. Those manicures don't play around. My last one went over 3 1/2 weeks before it started to chip!! 

I'm hoping for one of these new OPI colors for my pedi! Maybe the Guy meets Galveston...

6. Pure Barre. I LOVE pure barre. I know I mention this a lot, but I LOVE the 55 minutes you are in there tucking and toning your arms, thighs, seat and abs! It really is a great workout. I have been going once a week and can already tell a difference in how my clothes fit. Plus I love how I feel after I leave a pure barre class. Even if I'm so sore I can barely move the next day!! 

What are you thankful for?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It Feels Like Spring in the Bluegrass!!

We had some GREAT weather late last week leading up to Saturday. It was so nice to be able to leave the house and not have to grab a coat for a few days. I love driving down the road with the sunroof open and the sun shining down with your music up. Makes me think of warm weather and the summer! 

 Perry was loving the fresh air with the backdoor open!

Friday night, Ben and I went all out for dinner and drove to Parkette Drive In.

 It was sooo good, yet sooo unhealthy! Their milkshakes are amazing!

On Saturday, my friend and I went to Pure Cardio at the Pure Barre studio. Class kicked my butt and I loved every minute of it!! It was different then the typical Pure Barre class and got your heart rate going! Perfect way to start off my Saturday morning :) 

I think I'm going to take the plunge and finally buy some Lululemon clothes. I have been trying to talk myself out of it because I think they are pricey, but I'm hoping to just buy a few pieces.

Like pants and a tank to start out with.

But I reallllly like this tank!

Do you any of you own Lululemon clothes? Are they worth the price?!

Saturday afternoon, Mr. Perry and I headed to the park to meet Tracy and Kaylee for a little Puppy Playdate!!

Perry was shy at first. But then was all over Kaylee, Tracy's chocolate lab. 

They were so cute together!

I think I have a lazy puppy on my hands... All he wants to do is be held, lay at your feet or hide between your legs! 

It was great weather, and I'm glad we were able to enjoy it while it lasted. It was rainy and cooler today. 

Today, I went to a few antique and consignment shops with some girlfriends. 

I didn't really see anything that I needed, but did find a little basket to put Perry's toys in! 

They also had some Lilly bedding and sheet sets. 
Whenever I buy a house, I will be hitting up these little shops for some goodies! Thanks Kath for showing me these stores!

After Antique-ing, I went to Marshalls, Target and Garden Ridge. I could go in each of these stores every weekend and find somethings else I WANT, but don't NEED. I think that's the beauty of shopping there though :)

Wish I could stay home tomorrow and play with this little guy!

BUT, we have school tomorrow :( Gotta make up for the 13894830 snow days we had. Hopefully I will be thankful come June!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Meet Mr. Perry

I have someone special to introduce everybody to....
Meet PERRY!!! 

My adorable 11 week old Goldendoodle!!

I am so in love with him. He was a valentine's day gift from my boyfriend and he has been the best gift ever!!!

We picked him up Sunday night. He slept through the night (in his crate) and has done GREAT with potty training. He has only had one little accident in the morning when we were busy getting ready.

Not only did I get the best dog for my valentine's gift, but I also was surprised with these beautiful flowers at work!!! I am definetly spoiled by having Ben work close to my school. I have been surprised with delivered chick-fil-a milkshakes, forgotten lunches and now flowers!!!

And thanks for playing and loving on little Perry!!
He lovesss to be held like a baby. I read that most goldendoodles, regardless of size, still like being held like this when they are older!!
I have been doing some reading and learning how to care for my little one!

Perry goes to the vet tomorrow afternoon, and then hopefully we start puppy obedience training this weekend! If anyone has any recommendations on puppy classes in Lexington, please let me know!!!!!!

I'm also considering sending Perry to Doggy Daycare 1 or 2 times a month. Am I crazy or is this a good idea?! I think it would be good for puppy socialization.

So I realize I haven't blogged in over a week... I hate it! I haven't even been able to read blogs either, ugh. Work has been busy, plus no snow days to just be able to relax and catch up on blogs makes it hard! It's hard when you have a puppy to give your undivided attention to every night. I haven't made it to the gym this week either. Luckily I am going to Pure Cardio class Saturday morning! So scared for this class, but it will be a good workout!

I can't wait for the weekend... ONE MORE DAY!!! I get to spend the whole day with my little guy. Hoping for nice weather so we can go to the puppy park :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What's Your Favorite Color Baby?!?!

I needed a snow day today, it has been amazing! I got to spend time in bed, lounge around, watch tv, catch up on some blogs! I finally got out of bed around 11:30am so that I could meet Tracy for lunch!

We had another great lunch at Buddy's. Probably the third time we have been to Buddy's on a snow day! Ha, I promise next time we can go somewhere else, Tracy!!! I love being able to just sit at lunch for an hour and half and talk and catch up and not have to worry about what time it is!

After lunch, we headed to my new fav place -- Nati Creme

So good! I have definitely stocked up on frozen yogurt and ice cream since I've been sick!!! Mmmm

Now on to the best part of my snow day, today!!!

Tonight I will be heading here....
(via google images)

For the big UK-TENN game! I decided to sort of surprise Ben with tickets to tonight's game. We had talked about going to the game next Tuesday against Mississippi State, but I thought tonight's game would be more fun. 

(via google images)
He has taken such good care of me since being sick. I've had countless bowls of chicken noodle soup and several strawberry banana milkshakes brought to me in bed. He is amazing, and I am very thankful he took care of me! So I thought this would be a good way to pay him back :)

 (via google images)
Like most Kentucky fans, Ben HATES Tennessee. He loves UK vs. Tennessee games, especially when it's basketball and we are more likely to beat the heck out of them. AND it's Bruce Pearls first game back from his 8-game suspension, so it will be a good one to attend.
  (via google images)
GROSSSSSS! It kills me to even put this picture on here, but I wanted to find the WORST picture of him and I refused to have him in that ugly orange blazer!!!

Rumor has it John Wall will be in attendance at the game tonight! He hasn't said anything on twitter about it, so I guess we will see tonight! My bet is on him doing the Y when they spell out Kentucky!

(via google images)

I'm off to get ready for the game! Ben will most likely be sporting his v-day present I gave him last year... His P Patt jersey, ha!

  (via google images)

Weekend Recap

I've pretty much been MIA from the internet world for the past 4 days because of this....

(via google images)

I woke up Saturday morning with a terrible sore throat. I thought maybe I just slept wrong and my throat hurt from having the fan on. Didn't think too much of it. So I went to Hot Yoga early in the morning and survived! We had panera for lunch, and a soup and salad sounded perfect. I should have realized I didn't feel well when I didn't even eat my food. Just had 1/2 of my salad. But, I didn't even notice my throat was hurting anymore. I layed down and took a nap around 12:30, thinking I was just tired from Hot Yoga.

Well I woke up almost 4 hours later with a fever and sore throat again. I HATE being sick. I had plans Saturday with friends who were in town and really didn't want to miss going out. I was so mad when I had to accept the fact that I needed to take medicine and lay low for the night. Ugh!

I've been out of commission and laying in bed for what seems like an eternity now. No going out Saturday. No Super Bowl parties on Sunday. NOTHING. I hate being cooped up in bed all day. Drives me nuts!

Thankfully, I made it to work yesterday because we had several meetings that I didn't want to miss. The day flew by and I didn't even have to time to think about my throat bothering me. Thankfully, I have been on antibiotics since Sunday morning. 

I was so thankful when I got the text this morning saying we had a snow day! I just needed one more day of nothing but being lazy to kick out this strep throat! I swear I haven't had strep since I was in Kindergarten, right before I had my tonsils taken out. I never remember strep throat hurting this badly. IT SUCKS!!!!

So I've been loading up on lots of this:
(via google images)

and taking my antibiotics around the clock! I'm ready to be over this!!!!

Now I'm off to a lunch date with Miss Tracy to celebrate our snow day.

Hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday and stays healthy! There's lots of things going around right now--flu, colds, strep--so stay load up on airborne or Emergen-C!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lots of Giveaways!!

Lots of giveaways are going on right now, and they are good ones!!!

Go check out Preppy Lane for an awesome giveaway!! I would love love love to win this super cute Kate Spade wallet. 

So be sure to head over to Preppy Lane and become a follower and enter her giveaway before February 7th!!!!

Another great giveaway is from Shasta Anne.

It's for a Clarisonic Mia skincare brush. I got one for Christmas and I LOVE it! I use it everyday and it's amazing. 

Go to Shasta's Giveaway and enter before February 11th!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's Almost The Weekend!

 (via google images)

This week has been a longgggg week. We haven't had school for a full 5-day week since winter break. While I hate that we will have to make up all of our snow days in the summer, I do kind of miss waking up to a text message saying there's no school today.  A day off is a nice break and an excuse to sleep in run errands and shop! But, I'm appreciative of any day off we have regardless of winter or summer.

Saturday morning, I plan on attending Hot Yoga and sweating my butt off. I haven't been to Hot Yoga in 2 years, so I'm sure it's going to suck. But I bought a month pass on Groupon and need to use it ASAP! I have my pink yoga mat and camelbak ready for class!

(via google images)

My body is still trying to recover from Pure Barre on Wednesday. I took today off, but hopefully I'll be back on the treadmill tomorrow. I made an intense workout schedule for the month of February and I'm trying really hard to stick to it! My sister, Carrianne and I, are hoping to run 5 different 5K's throughout the year, so I can't let myself slack! It's so hard for me to get back into running after taking a several months  weeks off!

And of course, the Super Bowl is on Sunday. 
(via google images)

I am going to my friend's house for a little Super Bowl pot luck. I think I'm going to take my classic Buffalo Chicken Dip and maybe a dessert. I have been craving Monster Cookies and found Paula's recipe online! Mmmm 
(via foodnetwork)

 And finally, one of my good friends just started a blog tonight! We had tons of classes together during our undergrad and now we work together!! I am so happy she is starting a blog as well. She just got married in July and started teaching in August. Whew, what a busy summer. Follow her here!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Finds

Happy February! 

Although today was the first day of February, it felt nothing like it outside. We had temps in the upper 50's today! Thankfully, the big storm that's hitting most of the US didn't hit Lexington. BUT we did get rain. ALL DAY. I can't imagine how much snow we would have had if the temps were cooler!

February is one of my favorite months. I love it because you get to wear lots of pink!!! And because it's a short month and usually flies by fast. My inbox was full of some February finds that I am currently loving. 

First, this new lilly background. LOVE!


More pink lilly backgrounds at A Colorful Blog

And another great find from Pure Barre Lexington! Definitely taking advantage of this deal! 

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!!
Lift , Tone & Burn with 3 classes for $30 
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It's a "Sweat"heart of a deal!!

Our Special February Price:
$30 for 3 class package
(Regular Price: $60)

I highly recommend taking a pure barre class. I was hesitant at first because I heard they were pretty intense and I thought I would feel way out of place taking a class with all of the pb experts in there. I was WAY WRONG. At my first class, the instructor came over and helped my friend I through every move and even talked to us afterward! She was so sweet and made the experience so much better. We even got a postcard in the mail from her a few days later. I have only taken several classes since my first class in November, but all the workers at PB are so nice and willing to help you before, during and after class.

Another great email list to be on is from Ashley Brooke Designs. She sends an email out at the beginning of each month with a free download for your iPhone or Blackberry. I always download these and use them as my screen saver. So cute and very useful!

A local favorite - The Front Porch. I love this store because they always hand out a coupon each time you shop there. They just started sending out emails with links for coupons! I can always find something at this store, even if it's just a tervis tumbler with my intital, I will buy it. You can never have enough monogrammed glasses!
I will defintely be going in the next few weeks to use this coupon! 

And finally, some Valentine's Day gift ideas for guys. Thank goodness for emails from Brooks Brothers! I will most likely be visiting BB for some v-day gifts for Ben!

What February finds are you loving this year? Any email lists I should sign up for?!