Friday, April 29, 2011

A Perfect Friday Night In

I'm spending my Friday night just how I wanted to....

With take-out from my favorite restaurant, Drakes.

a little wine... 

Maybe even a GiGi's cupcake

All in front of the tv, so I can watch THE ROYAL WEDDING!!!

I was watching a little of it this morning while getting ready for work, but I can't wait to go back and watch ALL of it on DVR. Favorite part was after Kate walked down the aisle and William looked at her and said "you look beautiful" ahhhh they are so precious!! 

Lots of Royal Wedding pictures and recap from the big event are here! Been stalking this website all day, haha!

A perfect Friday night in :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Monogrammed Monkey Giveaway at Miss Southern Prep!!

Miss Southern Prep is hosting yet another awesome giveaway!!!

The Monogrammed Monkey has such cute things in her Etsy store!!!

The winner of the giveaway gets to personalize their own license plate. How cute are these?!

I am a sucker for anything with a monogram on it. 

Go over to the giveaway here and be sure to enter!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I am linking with Jamie again for WILW!!

This week, I'm loving:

1-The fact there are only 29 more days left of school!!!! 

2- My new coffee tumbler. I was going to wait and see if the Easter Bunny was going to deliver this Sunday morning.... BUT I couldn't resist, it was so pretty and perfect for my early mornings

3- My new lunch bag! I finally gave in and ordered a Thirty One lunch bag like all the other teachers have at school. I love the zebra print with hot pink!!

4-Perry went to the groomers last week and looks oh so fluffy. Love him.

5- While Perry was at the groomers, I snuck off to the nail salon to get a gel manicure again. I gave my nails a month break, and I'm so happy to have them polished again. If you haven't tried a gel manicure with gelish (or shellac or OPI axxium) polish, you are missing out! They really do last 2 weeks. 

6-The 40% sale at LOFT right now. I stocked up on a few goodies yesterday.

7-The weekend is only 2 days away!!! I'm hoping the rain will hold off for Easter morning :)

What are you loving this Wednesday?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lilly Fail...

I am not a happy customer right now!!! Your new iPhone 4 case does not fit phones properly....

I bought this weeks ago and I was so excited because I love this cute print!!

I was just waiting to finally switch over my cases. I am so sad this doesn't fit!!! 

I don't know if I should take it back to the store I bought it at or send it straight to Lilly.... Any suggestions?

Has anyone else had this problem with the iPhone 4 Lilly cases? 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Big Blue Party Bus

On Saturday, we planned a big tailgate for Keeneland. 

And we rented this bad boy for the day... 

This little guy almost cost us a pretty penny when TEN people canceled last minute... Luckily Ben made some calls early Saturday morning and got lots of friends to join us!

We were SO happy to have this bus because it rained as soon as we got out there. And I was not about to stand out in the rain and tailgate for the races.... So we stayed and partied inside the bus. 

 Back of the bus...

Front of the bus... 

There was lots of dancing...
Carrie breaking it down!!!

Trying to pose for a group picture, but only Lauren was ready. So angelic!!

Attempted group shot... 

Girls on the ride home

Late in the day... Obviously on the drive home!

It was such a fun weekend, but it definitely took a toll on me. I was EXHAUSTED all day Sunday.

Loved seeing everyone that came in town for the weekend!! Hopefully, next time we have better weather. At least we didn't have to worry about Sun Burns while tailgating!!

Have you all ever rented a party bus for any occasion??

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Charleston Recap!!

{Brace yourselves.... Picture overload ahead....}

We had a GREAT time in Charleston last week. Great weather, great food, great shopping!! I couldn't have asked for a better week to go. I love having a later spring break now, because that means warmer weather!

We decided to drive down so that little Perry could meet my mom and go to the beach for the first time. 

He did so well in the car! 

He hung out in the backseat (notice his new puppy bed!)...

He nestled his little head on Ben's shoulder just watching the road... 

For an 8 hour car ride with a 4 month old puppy, it was pretty non-adventurous. Besides the sudden hail storm in Tennessee on our way back.... Ugh

On Thursday, we went downtown for some shopping and lunch. 

Found a new boutique, Willy Jay's, with some cute dresses!

Went to lunch at the Market Pavilion. It was on the rooftop of the hotel and had amazing views of Charleston! 

Mom ordered the pizza, it was soooo good!

I love spending the day downtown just shopping and enjoying the atmosphere down there. 

We went to dinner Thursday night at The Boathouse on Isle of Palms. AMAZING. I ordered the Spicy Shrimp and Grits. If you ever go here, you MUST order this. I didn't get a chance to take a picture because I was ready to try it as soon as it came out!! It was soooo sooo good! 

Pictures at the beach after dinner... 

Friday was much more relaxing. We went out to the beach early and took Perry!!

He loved playing in the sand, but was not so sure about the water and waves coming up on the beach. He would back up really fast to avoid the water. I was shocked because he loves jumping in the puddles when it rains!!

The rest of the day was filled with laying by the pool, and some more shopping in Mount Pleasant. 

We went to a local favorite for dinner -- Crave. It never disappoints. Perry got to come along for this dinner outing as well. 

We enjoyed a few of these... 

and these...

Saturday was another relaxful day spent at the pool and just enjoying the weather!!

I am still catching up on laundry, my early bedtime during the week, and getting back to a routine. It was a short little trip, but a much needed one!! I love that you can hop in the car and drive 8 hours and end up at the beach. I can't wait to go back again sometime this summer. 

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


What I'm Loving Wednesday - Spring Break!
We're packed and....


I'm loving that....
-I'll be on King St shopping tomorrow 
-Taking little Perry to play on the beach 
-Going out to eat at all of my Charleston favorites
-I get to see my mom!! I haven't seen her since Christmas!

See you all next week :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekend Recap and 5K!!

This weekend flew by! I am so glad I have a full week off to recover! HELLO SB 2011!!!

On Saturday afternoon, we went to a favorite bar on campus to prepare for the UK game (don't even get me started on the game Saturday night... That wasn't the UK team that had been playing the past few weeks. Maybe next year....)

We just went for lunch and to see everybody who came in town. Perry joined us, and loved being with us outside the whole afternoon. 

He was pretty much held the whole time and then laid by our feet while we ate lunch. Such a good little pup.

Saturday afternoon, my sister, Karie and her boyfriend, Andrew came into town for the weekend!! We had made plans to run a 5K back in January and decided to run one at the Kentucky horse park in April. It was a great weekend for visitors, hanging out outside, and a 5K!

Saturday night, we went out to dinner to Saul Good. I love everything their menu offers and whenever I order something new, I am never disappointed!

We ordered Thai Chicken pizza and Veggie Pizza. Both were amazing! I ordered a veggie pita, but ended up taking most of it home so I could devour the pizza instead, haha. Seriously, so good. If you live in Lexington and go to Saul Good, order the Thai Chicken pizza, I promise you won't be disappointed!!

Then we went to another favorite, ORANGE LEAF! Karie and Andrew had never been, so I wanted to take them.

 I think we are starting to become Orange Leaf regulars. We go about once a week. Pretty soon, our bowl is going to be as big as the one in the picture behind us with all the toppings we keep adding!!

After dinner, we came home and hung out with Perry while we waited for the game to start. Perry loved his new toys from Aunt KK!

Thanks KK for all of the gifts for little Perry!

We even put Perry's bball jersey on for the UK game, and it still didn't bring any luck to our boys in blue... We quickly went to bed after the sad UK loss.

Sunday morning, we woke up bright and early and went over to Kentucky Horse park for the race. 6:15am came wayyy early!

I didn't take any pictures at the race. I wish I would have brought my phone because the Horse Park looked gorgeous that early in the morning! I need to get an armband so I can run with my phone. Any brand recommendations?

Run the Bluegrass was a GREAT race. Everything was very organized, we had no problems with traffic or parking. Karie and I are thinking about committing to the Half Marathon next year! I think we are going to build up and do a 5 miler, then 10K, then 10 miler, and eventually the Half Marathon next April. 

I used the Couch to 5K program on iTunes to train. I highly recommend this if you are beginning to run!!

We finished the 5K in 33:11 minutes. I am really happy with that time, considering I hadn't run a race in 3 years!!

We had GREAT weather both days this week. After the race, we took a nap and Karie and Andrew started the drive back north. Thanks for driving down for the weekend!! We loved having you, and Perry loved meeting you :)

We took Perry to the puppy park in the afternoon. I love taking him there so he burns lots of energy and can enjoy running around. Everyone always compliments on him and his temperament. I'm glad other people love my puppy as much as I do!!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the nice weather!! I need another nap to catch up from this busy weekend!! Thankfully, I have the whole week to :)