Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July Recipes!

Since the 4th of July is coming up I thought I'd share a few fun recipes I've found via Pinterest! We'll be at the lake all day Saturday, but I'll probably whip something up for Monday night's fireworks.

I wonder how hard it will be to find strawberries this weekend... they seem to be a popular 4th of July ingredient. 

And of course I'll be making a jug of Club Specials to take to the lake! This girl can't drink beer alllll day when wearing a swimsuit. yikes.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hilarious Video!

I'm sure a few of you have seen this but I just had to share! I've probably watched it 50 times and still laugh! Hilarious!

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Very Happy Anniversary!

Today we celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary!

To my husband, Dave - Thank you for being such a wonderful and amazing partner, I am so grateful to have you in my life. Here's to many more anniversaries to come! I love you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cute Way To Display Vacation Photos

Before Dave's birthday party I wanted to update some of our frames and I realized we had no pictures up from our recent vacations. Since we've been lucky to travel quite a few places in the past couple years, I quickly ran out of frames to put them in, so I came up with a new idea!

I had seen this frame at Pier1 a while back and it was perfect for my idea!

So I picked it up and then I edited a few of the best vacation photos in Picnik to make them look like Polaroids. Then I added text to the bottom of the Polaroid saying when and where the photo was taken.

I loooove the way it turned out!
Here are a few close ups for you stalkers :)

I hung this in our kitchen above the trashcan, so pretty much everyone saw it and I got tons of compliments and how'd you do that?'s ! The possibilities are really endless with this little project, how cute would ultrasound pics look?! or monthly baby pics! So much fun and easy to swap them out whenever you want! If you have any questions, let me know!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

OWOP - Summertime Edition

I've put together a few more outfits for you devoted followers! I'd like to point out that all of the items in these sets are places I've been to, shop at regularly, and can afford. There's no crazy $2,000 pieces that you'll love but won't be able to afford. I wouldn't want to tease you all.

I own this sweater and love it! It goes with tons of outfits! And I think I'm going to have to check out those Banana Republic sandals, they look comfy!

Neutral Run Around Town

Forever21 lightweight sweater, $19
GAP skinny fit jeans, $60
Banana Republic soft leather shoes, $79
Banana Republic platform wedge shoes, $79
J Crew satchel handbag, $238
Tory Burch stackable bracelet, $67
Coach nautical jewelry, $68
ikea KANIST, $7.99

I went a little nuts at Target last weekend and bought 4 dresses... in my defense I live in dresses on the weekends and they were all only $15 a piece! I styled 2 of them below:

Drinks on a Patio

Black cocktail dress
Tory Burch wedge heels, $227
Zara shoes, $50
Juicy Couture straw clutch, $98
Michael Stars leather clutch, $80
Marc by Marc Jacobs stud earrings, $48
Betsey Johnson drop earrings, $40
American Eagle Outfitters printed scarve, $15
American Eagle Outfitters striped scarve, $9.95

Some days all I can manage in this heat is go to the pool... Here's my necessities:

Let's go to the pool!

J Crew bandeau bikini, $44
J Crew bikini swimwear, $42
Tory burch shoes, $45
Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses
Beach Blanket Coverup - Roxy, $46
Roxy Clothing, Roxy Clothes, Roxy Apparel at, $40
The Big One Geometric Beach Towel, $9.99
Coppertone Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 : Target, $0.75

What are some of your pool necessities? (not going to lie, we usually bring a cooler of cold beers also, but I couldn't find a chic enough cooler pic on polyvore)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Couple of Weekend Recaps!

2 weekend's ago we went to a couple of cookouts! We've become great friends with Bridget and Tim, Dave and Tim are in Dental School together and it's always a good time when we get together! (with Krystal too!)
Check out the awesome garden they've got back there - I asked what they were growing and Bridget must have listed 10 different vegetables!
They just got a puppy, so we had to bring over the dogs to meet!
They cooked up some delicious Ka-bobs and I contributed a salad and dessert!
I got the idea for dessert from Pinterist (of course) but I wasn't interested in making my own shortbread cookies or cream cheese icing... so I went the easy route and bought shortbread cookies and used CoolWhip they were a huge hit!
Then we hit up the pool Saturday and enjoyed some good people watching (the apartment pool we crash is full of people who seem to think it's a Cancun pool) Quite entertaining. We cleaned ourselves up and headed to another Dental school friend's cookout!
We all enjoyed some yummy pulled pork sandwiches and an array of sides, then finished the night off with a lot of beer pong!

This past weekend we went to Tulsa Friday night...
Me: Aw you look like such a Dad right now!
Dave: I know I just need a fanny pack and a belt clip for my phone and I'm set.

We went to Tulsa this weekend and took Cooper to visit some of his old friends!
 He showed off for Ellie... and played like he was Mona's size at Ryan and Lindy's.
iPhone cameras make dogs look possessed...
We were so glad Lindy and Ryan took a break from watching Law Review videos to catch up with us! 
Then my sister and her friends convinced us to go out with them, we ended up having a blast! 
Although I wish we went to bed prior to 4:30 am....
I'm pretty sure Dave thought I was crazy when I made him load 4 leftover tree trunk's into the car before we left Tulsa... I have vision... you'll have to wait and see :)

We came back to OKC Saturday and went out to the best dinner at Deep Fork Grill for Dave's birthday!
Sunday we finished up the Wine bottle torches project!
Everyone say, "Good job Dave!" It was blazing hot out when he hung them up... I couldn't take the heat. Literally.

We've got a lot planned for this upcoming weekend! I can't wait to have everyone over to our house for some sliders, beers and backyard games!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sprucing Up!

In preparation for Dave's Big Birthday Bash next weekend, we've been sprucing up the backyard/deck.
I of course started with flowers, I'd fallen in love with these wine barrel planters I saw all over Napa and San Fran then I remembered seeing them at TJ Maxx and was SO happy they were still there weeks later when I finally pulled the trigger!

I also got the cute little candle lantern at TJ for a whopping $6!

Check out the inspiration pics:

Not to toot my own horn, but I like mine better! Hell yeah! Self-High-Five!

Anyways, we also painted the garage, the same color it was before... but now it doesn't look as ghetto.
I also added a few flowers and a Pink Hibiscus to the front porch planter! I LOVE Hibiscus flowers! I was so happy when this baby was only $7 at Lowes! Sold!

Going in for the close up:

And we're working on this little diy to add more light to the backyard.

I'll show finished pics when they're all hung up, I'm working on drinking 2 more bottles so we can have enough... it's a rough life I live.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cali by the Numbers

4 - (am) the time my alarm clock went off in order to get to the airport on time...
4 - (pm) the time we arrived in San Fran to get our rental van
3 - minutes it took to climb into the backseat over all the bags (slight exaggeration possible)
5 - (pm) the time we had our first sip of wine - we didn't waste any time, they're called priorities people

4 - glasses of wine we stealthily consumed for free on the Wine Train
18 - mph the wine train sped through wine country

6 - number of Thunder shirts Rex wore on the trip
18 - number of people who commented on Thunder shirts
10 - (AM) the earliest wine tasting we attended
2 - the number of peacocks we saw trying to get some action
1 - statue animal we treated as though he was our dogs, "Bye Stuart! We'll be right back!"

35 - bottles of wine were consumed (this is a rough estimate, it could have easily been 350)
3 - separate trips were made to get cupcakes in 1 week
1 - giant pour from the guy at The Franciscan at the end of the day which led to...
1 - hilarious game of Cranium with the whole fam!
1st - place Dave and I won in Cranium :)
5 - average number of wine tastes given at a tasting
4 - average number of wine tastings we did a day
65 - number of interesting photos that were taken at the end of each day...
1 - tours of my Castle were given on the trip

2 - times I almost fainted from claustrophobia in the Winchester House
5 - miles it felt like we climbed uphill to get cupcakes one night
2 - I heart SF hoodies that were purchased to stay warm at Alcatraz
3 - verses of I'm On A Boat we could remember while on the boat to The Rock

45 - calamari rings were consumed at Fisherman's Wharf
7 - times we thought about asking "You got monkey?" in Chinatown
2 - number of times our bus driver tried to sing over the PA
10 - dollars it takes to buy 1 beer at the Giants Stadium
1 - awesome picture of Opal taken at the Giants game

3 - pairs of awesome sunglasses were purchased in Haight Ashbury

85 - approximately how many people were at the A's game with us
14 - number of children the nachos Dave and I shared could have fed
286 - times Kristin went to the bathroom, girl could start a public restroom review app a la George Costanza
495 - number of times "Balls" was said
992 - photos were taken

3 - glasses of wine consumed before our flight home so as not to waste good wine

All the numbers add up to 1 Amazing Trip!!! Thanks SO much to Rex and Opal for everything, and Congrats to Dr. Kristin Mantell for finishing residency!!!