Thursday, November 1, 2012

we have big news...

Mr. H and I will be home owners in less than a week!!!!!!!!!  It all happened so quickly and it's been a whirlwind so far, but we close on a house next Wednesday.  We are beyond excited!  It will be a huge change from apartment living and the thing we are both looking forward to the most is having a garage.  Being able to drive up and be guaranteed a parking spot is thrilling to us.  Ha.  It's the little things that count...ya know.

Isn't it the cutest house you've ever seen?  Now, I'm not crazy about the yellow...I mean I for sure wouldn't pick it out, but it will do for now and we can always repaint in the future.  It's got lots of bedrooms for when our family grows and it has a nice open layout on the main floor.

Between closing on a house and the crazy busy season with work, we'll be headed to DC next weekend for a friend's wedding.  Needless to say, it's been crazy for us recently and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. Ugggg.  I hate that I've abandoned my blog, but I also hate that I've not been able to keep up with my blog followers and blog friends.  Our life is crazy, but once it slows down I'll have lots of fun projects to start and share with you.

I just wanted to share our exciting news with you.  We'll officially have the keys in less than a week and it's totally surreal.  I didn't expect the 30 day closing to go as quickly as it has.  Our life is about to get really exciting!!!!

p.s. We're going from a one bedroom apartment to a four bedroom/two living room house.  I'll be doing a lot of decorating!!  I'm pumped/nervous/excited.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

fashion's party time

Happy 100th birthday Friday's Fancies!  I've put together two party outfits to celebrate the occasion.

leopard chic
I know this dress is pretty bold, but I think it's super fun!  I paired it with classic accessories to make it elegant and chic.  

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little black dress
I took the little back dress and went fun and funky.  If you don't know already I love the color combo black and hot pink-what girl doesn't right?.  I paired this dress with a multi-colored glitter clutch that I'm dying to own.  I would totally wear this to a fun party or dressy occasion...New Year's Eve maybe?? 

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Let me say I'm sorry for the lack of blog posts recently.  I've gotten really busy lately then Mr. H and I got a terrible stomach bug this week.  It's not been good!  I'm so happy it's Friday, but I'll be working most of the weekend.  I get to photograph three awesome families.

I do have a few exciting announcements to share AND I still need to show you my new brown boots.  I haven't taken them out of the box since I bought them two weeks ago.  Ha.  I am still trying to decide if I want to keep them.  Have a fun weekend and let's party!


Monday, October 22, 2012

happy birthday dad!!

It's Monday it me or do the weekends go by extremely fast?!?!?!?  Mr. H and I love the weekends.  We usually have lots of time to spend together.

Friday night in our family is pizza night.  I think if it's not your tradition too-it should be!  It's awesome. We mix it up every weekend: sometimes it's take out, sometimes we go out and other times we'll get a frozen pizza.  Friday night we went to one of our favorite pizza places, Grimaldi's.  It's so yummy.  Fire brick oven pizza is the best.  It was a cool evening so we thought we'd go and sit outside...well everyone else had the same idea.  So unfortunately, we had to sit inside.  When the pizza this good, who cares where you sit, right!

On the way home, Mr. H took a little detour to Sonic.  I was thrilled he thought of stopping to get a yummy MINI Sonic blast.  It's a idea I would have had for sure, but didn't know if he'd be up for it.  Well surprise...he was!  It was a fun date night together!

Saturday night my family got together to celebrate my dad's birthday (which is actually TODAY).  Now that my brother moved back home, it's fun to all be together.  My grandpa even came in town for my dad's birthday.  

I'm so lucky to have all my immediate family close by.  It makes these sort of celebrations so much more fun when we can all be together to celebrate.  

Dad, thanks for being such a big part of my life.  We're so lucky to have a wonderful dad who cares so much about us.  Your positive attitude about all situations is contagious and I am thankful to have you as an example.  I'm so happy to have you as my dad.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!  I love you!

Happy Monday!!


Friday, October 19, 2012

fashion friday...costume prep

It's FRIDAY!  I know what you're's not Halloween yet.  Of course I know that; however, I thought I'd share with you some Halloween inspiration since it's just around the corner.  

I've actually never been much into celebrating Halloween.  As a kid, my family would go to a church carnival type of event.  It was fun and honestly all I cared about was the candy.  Ha.  To this day that's the best part for me.  For me, I'd rather skip Halloween and go straight to Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!  

Sassy Cat Woman
In the even I would go to a Costume Party, I would totally love to be CAT WOMAN.  I mean who wouldn't want to at some point.  If I felt I could rock these faux leather leggings, I'd totally be Cat woman just because!    

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Chic Black and Orange
If you aren't into dressing up for Halloween (like me), you can still dress for the occasion in black and orange.  Black and orange can be a scary combination any other time of year because you'll instantly think of it's the perfect time of year to be bold.  Then after Halloween you can wear this outfit with different pants/earrings.      

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I'm linking up with the lovely {av} over at long distance loving for my Friday's Fancies.  Check out some of the other great outfits fellow bloggers have put together.  It's one of my favorite parts of the link up.

If you'll be dressing up for Halloween, what will YOU be?

Monday, October 15, 2012

a little r&r

Lake weekends are truly the best!  Mr. H and I took a friend to the lake and had such a fun and restful time.  Sometimes after being so busy it's nice to get away from it and be still.

While I did have to edit pictures most of Saturday I still had a great time.  It's just what I needed.  I have been getting stressed with's our busy time of year so it's normal. 

Here's a little recap of what we did...
  • -slept in (at least I did.  Mr. H wakes up at before 7 am most mornings!!)
  • -ate yummy food
  • -played skip bo
  • -cooked out
  • -made s'mores
  • -sat outside
  • -went out to breakfast
  • -made homemade vanilla ice cream
  • -lounged inside
  • -enjoyed the view
  • -had fun with Mr. H, our friend Mel and Mr.H's brother and his girlfriend

We're so blessed to be able to drive 3.5 hours to escape at the lake house and enjoy time with family and friends.  I'm going to try to hold onto this idea of being relaxed so I don't stress myself out.  

I hope YOU had a relaxing weekend too!

p.s. I never showed you my purchases from last weekend.  I still want to show you my great deals and my new brown boots to see if you approve.


Friday, October 12, 2012

fashion friday...leaf love

It's been another LONG week.  I'm soooooo happy to have Mr. H home with me this week!!!!!!!!  I wish it hasn't been such a busy week though because I don't feel like we've had too much us time.

This week, Friday's Fancies is all about dressing in fall leaf colors.  I typically like brighter colors so this was a little challenging for me; however, I still managed to put together two fun outfits in fall leaf colors.

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I'm linking up with the lovely {av} over at long distance loving for my Friday's Fancies.  Check out some of the other great outfits fellow bloggers have put together.  It's one of my favorite parts of the link up.

Are YOU loving leaf colors this fall?

Mr. H and I are headed to the lake for the weekend with our friend Mel.  I wish I could say I'm off to the lake for a relaxing weekend, but I'll actually be editing pictures most of it.  At least I'll be in a peaceful place.  Hopefully it will be a little chilly so we can sit outside by the fire pit and make s'mores.  Yummy!  It will still be a fun time...can't wait!

What are YOUR plans this weekend?  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

i got...

BANGS!  I only had bangs one other time, but didn't wear them right so they looked terrible.  I was determined to try them again and I thought the fall would be the perfect time.  I found several awesome bangs on pinterest and loved the look.

Check out my inspiration pictures: here and here, which I found on pinterest!  It was a little risky, but I'm really happy with how they turned out.  It's for sure going to take some getting used to...for me and also Mr. H.  Now I just hope I can style them as cute as they did at the salon.     

What do YOU think?