Friday, July 25, 2014

So this is a "link up" that a few girls whose blogs I read are doing this Friday - Since I'm new to the blog world, I figure I'd attempt the link up and see if I do it correctly! So here it goes...

The girls are Shay from Mix and Match Family as well as her awesome foodie blog Mix and Match Mama. She has two amazing blogs and it's so much fun to read!

Then there is Erika from A Little Bit of Everything. Her family seems so sweet and I just love to read about her Texas adventures, since it is one of my favorite places to visit!

Here are my Friday Favorites!


I am seriously obsessing over This Bag
It's the St. Anne Tote by Barrington ~ I mean, have you ever seen such a beautiful thing?!
I'm trying to get my fiancé to gift it to me! So far, he's not quite on board. The price tag isn't exactly something we should be spending money on a few weeks before our wedding!


FRIDAYS OFF! Ideally I'd like to be off ALL summer and spend my days at the beach,

or the pool or simply in my moms front yard...

But since that's not the case right now and I have to keep working (at least through this coming school year or until we have a baby!) I will continue to enjoy my quiet Fridays that I spend cleaning and planning our wedding!


My Beautiful Ring
The significance of this amazing piece of jewelry. It signifies love. It reminds me every day that in just 57 days, I get to marry the most amazing man I've ever met. It reminds me of the perfect day in which he proposed to me, at our favorite spot on the beach. And whenever I look at it sparkling in the sun, I get butterflies and smile like it's the very first time I've seen it.
Best Day Ever


This amazing little piece of inspiration from Mr. Marley! Isn't it just wonderful!

Happy Friday Everyone !

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

" ing..."

A girl who's blog I follow did this today and I thought it was super fun, so I decided to give it a try! 
Here we go...

Cooking:  Nothing! Amanda is visiting from Texas for the next couple of days so we will be dining out!
Drinking:  Pure Leaf unsweetened tea.
Eating:  Just ate a buttered roll for breakfast
Wanting:  The next 2 hours of work to FLY!
Looking:  Forward to Amanda's visit & my shower on Saturday!
Playing:  with my nephews is my favorite!
Wasting:  TIME at work! I can't wait to get out of here!
Sewing:  I wish I could sew! But I suppose I should get my wedding dress hemmed some time soon!
Wishing:  My amazing fiancé a very Happy Birthday!
Listening:  A mix on Pandora ~ Currently the song "What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts
Waiting: *Patiently* for Amanda's arrival!
Liking:  My new Erin Condren Life Planner
Wondering:  What Aruba will be like, the anticipation is killing me!
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Loving:  Taking night time bike rides! Now that we have lights on the front and back of our bikes, it's much safer! The weather is just perfect and it's so calming!
Hoping:  I can get some work done today! (Not likely)
Marvelling:  At the fact that it takes me 35 minutes to get to work now rather than 15... I guess it has something to do with living in a beach town in the summer ;)

Needing:  An iced coffee! BUT I'm trying to give them up, again.
Smelling:  Unpleasant smells that come from a school in the summer
Wearing:  Denim shorts & a red t-shirt & my yoga flips!
Praying:  For a safe flight for my best friend
Noticing:  That I need to control my patience better and not lose them as often
Giggling:  About how silly T & I were Sunday night with the word "bison"
Feeling:  Tired, I've been running around lately and haven't been sleeping well
Remembering: Summers when I was a kid.... So much fun & so carefree !

Have a GREAT day !  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The 4th and My Birthday...

This past July 4th Weekend was no more quiet than any other weekend around here these days. Since I don't work Fridays in the summer, I was of course off regardless of the holiday. The weather was pretty crappy all morning from what was left of Hurricane Arthur. T and I took a ride down to the bay and then over to the beach to check out the waves and see if it was bad over there...

The Bay

The beach wasn't too bad, the waves were pretty big which was exciting for T. He loves to surf and when hurricanes roll through, that brings us some pretty decent waves. I on the other hand hold my breath every second he is out in that water! I didn't have a camera up on the beach because there was a huge sandstorm going on but the waves were HUGE! We took a quick walk on the boardwalk and got some candy from my favorite sweet shop and smelled the amazing smell of Midway - seriously, this is the best cheesesteak/sausage sandwich place EVER! So glad Sandy spared this place!!

I'm drooling thinking about it!

We headed back home after that and took a little bike ride... The fireworks were cancelled for the 4th and postponed to the 5th due to the high winds, but that didn't stop people in the neighborhood from putting on a show!

Saturday & Sunday were pretty quiet. Saturday we hung out at my moms during the afternoon, did a few things for her and relaxed a bit, had some dinner and headed home.

 My oldest nephew turned 5 on Sunday so we hung out at my brothers for a bit. We headed home and took a little nap before heading out to our favorite Sunday spot Latitudes. What is better than live music (favorite band I might add) the smell of the bay, sand between your toes and a cold beer?



Monday was my birthday. The big 3-2 ! I dunno - birthdays just aren't exciting anymore, but that's ok. I worked half a day which was pretty boring, but headed out at around 11:45. I went home and had some pizza from my favorite pizza place, watched a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel and hit up Kohls' for some ideas on what to wear to my Bridal Shower this coming weekend. Needless to say I wasn't too successful, however I did manage to get this adorable skirt.

T surprised me and came home early from work - so we hung out a little bit and headed up to see his parents and my mom before going out to dinner. I decided I wanted to go to Houlihan's, primarily for their mushroom appetizer. It is just so delicious!

Stuffed 'Shrooms
The yummy melty cream cheese and garlicky deliciousness that oozes out of these little delights is just perfection!  I had a mini entrée filet mignon to follow it. All in all, not a bad birthday dinner if you ask me. After that T and I went for a bike ride with my mom around her neighborhood, then headed home. Tonight my mom is making dinner and having birthday cake for T & I since his birthday is tomorrow. Yup - 2 days apart (and one year, which he always reminds me of) for two days each year, he is "2 years" younger than me.
The next few days should be crazy! My future hubs turns 31 tomorrow, and I can't wait to see his excitement when he gets his gift! My absolute best friend in the world arrives from Texas tomorrow night and we have plans all day every day until she leaves and my Bridal Shower in Saturday! Ahh!
Lots of fun things coming up....

I'll leave you with the perfect view I had from the passenger side of T's truck coming over the bridge from the island the other day.... Life doesn't get any prettier than this..............