Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Mer!

Happy Bithday Merritt!!! May your birthday be as amazing as you are! Thanks for being such a wonderful friend! Looking forward to celebrating with you when I get back from the beach! Love love love you!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday.

I'm loving...

-that I'll be heading to the beach in the morning until Monday!

-the fact that this girl is coming to visit until Monday and we have lots of fun things planned!

-the good friends and family that have been here for me the past few months...and the fact that I'll be spending this coming weekend with them...ready for a clean slate.

-the email that I got from Kate Spade about the Kate Spade outlets having 40% off your entire purchase this weekend. It just so happens that I will be going to a Kate Spade Outlet while at the beach.

-Miranda Lambert's album "Revolution". I just purchased it yesterday and its ah.mazing.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My weekend.

Such a good weekend, wish it didn't go by so fast! Before I get to my weekend I have to mention that this week was pretty much a FAIL for WW. I went out quite a bit and got off track. I got back on today but this week is going to be tough as I'm heading to the beach for a few days.

Friday night I had dinner with my parents and then went out for a bit. My dad is home for a week for the first time since Christmas!

Saturday, I did some shopping and then went with two friends to Top of the Hops, a beer festival. For $40 you could walk around for 4 hours and sample over 150 beers from around the world! It was awesome!

Crouch and Whitney with the sample mugs!

We helped paint this and it will be placed in a local bar!

Whitney and me!

This was my favorite of the day!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Marley Lilly

I saw on Clemson Girl about a Marley Lilly giveaway that they are doing. This led me to the Marley Lilly site...which is ah.dorable! They have so many cute items and if you like monogrammed items like I do, then this is definitely a website you will LOVE.

I picked up a bday present for my sister (her bday isn't until the end of June...I can't believe I'm planning this far in advance!!!) and a few items for moi! I'm thinking about ordering a few other things that caught my eye after I submitted my order!

I picked up...

I've recently been going out...a lot. I'm getting tired of carrying around a big purse and am starting to like wristlet purses a lot.. I prefer them over clutches because I'm afraid I will set a clutch down and forget about it. I got this in orange with my monogram in purple. It will be great for Clemson games this coming fall!

This is the cap I originally saw on the Clemson Girl website. I ordered it in navy with a hot pink monogram!!! I can't wait to wear it this summer!

Things I want...

I drink a lot of water now and have a tervis tumbler that I love, but I think this is cute as well! It will be great for the summer!

I think this would make a great gift!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Amos Lee

As I said yesterday, I went to the Amos Lee concert on Tuesday. Can you say ah.may.zing. He was engaging with the audience (which I love) and he was awesome live…LOVE. We were close to the stage and he played for over 2 hours. LOVE. Obviously I LOVED this concert. I went with a few friends and we had a great time! I will definitely go see Amos Lee in concert again! While I was at the concert my friend and I made a goal to see 20 concerts between now and Oct 1. Oct 1 may seem like a random date but originally we were going to try to see 20 during the “summer” months but added an extra month since our summers are already quickly filling up! We’ve been searching for concerts that we want to go to the past two days!

My favorite Amos Lee songs are…

“Southern Girl”
“Careless”…new found love for this after the concert
“Windows Are Rolled Down”
“Learned a Lot”

Go see Amos Lee in concert! You will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving...

-Twitter. I recently started "tweeting" and following people! I have to admit that I knocked it for a long time but now I'm hooked and love it!

-These Trouser Pants from Anthropologie! I love Anthropologie and I think that these are reasonably priced!

-This guy, Amos Lee. I saw him in concert last night and he was incredible. I'm going to do a separate post about it later.

-Edamame. Healthy and delicious.

-the fact that this time next week Kal will be here!!!

-all of the charms on the Dogeared site! I want to get the apple, cowboy boot and wishbone!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy 25th Kal!

Today is the 25th birthday of one of my most favorite people ever, Kallie! Kallie and I met when we were 8 years old. We played on the same basketball team as kids, that her dad coached and then went to the same high school. It wasn't until our Junior year that we became such good friends. At the time the guys that we were dating were good friends so we ended up hanging out a lot. We ended up becoming best friends and after our Junior year my family and I moved to SC. I went back that fall for my Senior year, but Kallie was the first person to visit me here :) It meant so much to me. She's coming to see me next weekend and I cannot wait! We have been best friends since! In honor of her bday I thought I would share some pictures of us!

Kallie's 18th birthday! Her mom got a bunch of us together at their house to
surprise her! I remember it like yesterday!!

Kallie and I eating downtown during her first SC visit!

Kallie and I on her wedding day! She got married summer of 2009!

Kallie and I during one of my trips to Wisco to see her!

Kal and I during my last visit to Wisco in April!

I can't wait to celebrate our birthdays in person memorial day weekend! We haven't been able to celebrate together in years.

Happy 25 Kal! Hope it's wonderful! Love you!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kenny Chesney and my Saturday.

Friday night I went to the Kenny Chesney concert with my co-worker and friend Melissa. Uncle Kracker and Billy Currington opened for him. We didn't see much of Uncle Kracker but we did see Billy Currington and he was awesome...and not bad to look at either ;). Then Kenny came on and he was awesome. He played all of his hits and was really engaging with the crowd. He played one new song and said that he doesn't like to promote new music on tour but really wanted to play this one. I like that he plays the stuff we know. I know that they need to promote their new albums but I think that the radio stations, music videos, etc do enough of that for them. Overall, I will definitely see Kenny Chesney in concert again, same with Billy Currington!

Melissa and I at the concert!

As soon as I got home from the concert I went to sleep and slept in until 10 yesterday! I have not slept that late in I don't know when! Apparently I needed the sleep and it felt great! I then went shopping with my mom and headed to Clemson with my friend Crouch for a graduation party! They had rented a huge inflatable blow up water slide. We hung out for a while and headed back to Greenville.

Some of the girls!

Crouch and I

I ended the evening with some more shopping! I got a new swimsuit from Victoria's Secret and some clothes from Aerie! It was nice not having a million things that I "had" to get done!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Recap

Mother's Day was pretty low key for my family. I have not been feeling good so we started off the morning with brunch. The food was so good. It was a gorgeous day out too!

My mom with her sangria

My mom, sister and I

Gorgeous day outside!

After brunch, my sister and I went and saw "Something Borrowed". We both had been excited to see it and loved it! There were definitely differences from the book but I thought it was fairly close to the book, which made me happy! I also think they set it up perfectly if they ever wanted to make a movie out of "Something Blue". Go see it!! I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday.

I'm loving...

-This quote. How true it is.

- This swimsuit...but in a different color.

- DMB on Pandora

-MorningStar Farms® Tomato & Basil Pizza Burgers. These are so good and only 3 pts!

-the fact that we now have a Papa Murphy's close by. Its take 'n' bake pizza and its amazing.

-that tonight I'm going to happy hour after work!

Weight Goals and Rewards!

Ok so I came to the conclusion today that losing weight, getting skinnier, and the like are motivating but if I'm going to really stick with this I need some other motivators. One of my most favorite things to do is shop. I know that sounds so girly...but it literally is something I love to do. Ever since I moved home I've been on quite the shopping spree and its time to put it on a bit of a hiatus. I need to keep working on saving money. Therefore, I thought of things that I will buy myself when I meet each goal. These are things that I have wanted fooorever and would not let myself spend the money on. For now I'm going to post what I will "reward" myself for at my first goal...the 20 pounds mark.

**I am rewarding myself with "things" because in the past I would have chosen food and that is not the answer :)

Twenty Pounds-(getting close to this mark, yessah!)

A gold MK watch...not sure which one I want, yet. I bought myself a gold and silver one and loooove in I've forgotten I have other watches and wear it

Looking forward to the day of being down 20 lbs!

Monday, May 2, 2011

My first "runner" purchase

Today I signed up for my second run. I'm going to do a 3.5 mile run with two of my co-workers. I'm not sure I'm entirely ready for 3.5 miles but I'm going to give it a shot!

Anyways, as I've posted recently I have started to enjoy running...still can't believe I'm staying that. I'm finding that running is a good way for me to clear my head.

For my new "loke" (like and love...not gonna say "love" just yet) of running I'm ordering myself the Garmin Forerunner 305 to keep track of time, distance and calories. I'm not as concerned right now about the time I'm just trying to increase my distance. I've seen this watch on a lot of fellow-bloggers sites and they seem to like it!

Here's to my first "runner" purchase. This weekend I'm going to stop in a local running store and have them help me pick out running shoes! I've also created a running playlist which I will share later in the week!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kickin' off birthday week!

Last night at my friend Crouch's, we had a birthday party for Emily, Crouch and myself! Their birthdays were earlier in April and mine is this upcoming Saturday! It was a blast! Thanks to everyone that came! I have a bunch of fun stuff this week that I'm looking forward to!

My friend Amy and I!