Thursday, October 30, 2008

{The worlds LARGEST Cocktail party?!?}

Tomorrow morning we leave to go cheer on the Dawgs in Jacksonville. For some reason the GA/FL game is played on a neutral field {how Jacksonville is neutral is beyond me, it is an hour and a half from Gainesville, FL!} and has been named the Worlds Largest Cocktail party. We don't go to Jacksonville and stay but rather St. Simons/Jekyll Island and let me tell you, it is a BLAST! There are only Bulldog fans and it is packed! We are going with my parents and will be staying on Jekyll Island this year. We don't even have to drive to the game, a bus will take us and drop us off right outside the stadium, mobile tailgating!!!

I hope the Dawgs do good, this will be a tough game!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

{Baby, Baby!!!}

{You can click on the picture above to get a better look...}

We had a baby filled weekend last weekend, it was so fun! We went over to our friends house to watch the Georgia/LSU game and there were 4 babies there! They were all so good and it was so fun to play with them all.

On Sunday morning I kept the 1 year old nursery at church. That was a different story...I broke out in a SWEAT! I was exausted, and there were only 4 little ones! I told Chad that I was now sure that I don't want quadruplest {as if there was ever a moment that I did!?!?!}. It was fun though and they were so sweet, I can't wait to do it again!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

{I wish I had a 2 month Advent calendar...}

{Photos from all over the place...}

I can't believe that Christmas is less than two months away! When I was younger I would get the Service Merchandise catalogue in October and start my Christmas list for Santa. looks like being 27 doesn't change anything, I have already started my list! I have much more expensive taste now, here are some items I am really wanting...{from top left and around...}

1. Vera Bradly Morgan purse and kiss lock wallet in Cafe Latte

2. Pink Blackberry Curve

3. Black pumps- preferable Christian Louboutin or Manolo Blahnik

4. Cute "A" earrings from Urban Outfitters

5. A fancy new camera

6. Gift cards to J. Crew and Sephora

7. Ford Cares Breast Cancer awareness scarf

8. This cute calendar from The Paper Cafe

9. Williams Sonoma monogrammed glasses

10. Citizen Watch

11. Grandin Road personalized print

12. Personalized photo frame from Palm Gifts

I also want a Keurig personal coffee maker, some magazine subscriptions, the Sex and the City DVD and the Lands End clothes I blogged about last week but those don't make pretty pictures. So Santa, take note of what I want- I have been a very good girl this year!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

{Its GAlinda, with a GA}

Oh my, I loved WICKED!!! It was so funny, I was not expecting that! We had a wonderful girls night out. We ate dinner at Baraonda and then headed over to the Fox for the show. I highly recommend seeing it if it comes to your town, I would now LOVE to see if on Broadway, hopefully next time I am in the city there won't be a strike!

Friday, October 24, 2008

{Workin' for the Weekend!}

It is a cold and dreary Friday here in the ATL, happy fall! I had a wonderful "bloggy lunch" with my good friend Jessica who writes the blog Life is What Happens When You are Busy Planning It, she is a wonderful writer and her little girl Malia is SOOOO cute. Go check her out!

I am so excited for this weekend. We are headed over to our friends' house tomorrow to cheer on the Bulldogs as they travel to Baton Rouge to take on LSU. We should have a good time, I get to play with TWO of my friends little girls, I will have to take TONS of pictures. And on Sunday I will be keeping the nursery at church for the first time, 1 year old walkers, this should be interesting!!!

And on Sunday night we have a girls night planed. My mom, sister-in-laws and myself are headed to the Fox Theater to see WICKED!! I can't wait, I have heard nothing but wonderful things.
Happy weekend!!!
Erika over at Urban Grace Designs {you all know how much I love this blog!} hosted a dog photo contest and I just HAD to enter my sweet Charlotte. You can take a look at the slide show of all of the contestants HERE. see if you can spot sweet Charlotte LaVergn. Charlotte has some tough competition but she is the cutest in my book!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

{Baby, its cold outside!}

Well, it is finally fall. We had the windows open last night and I froze! Charlotte won't even go out on the cold grass. And...we turned our heat on this morning! I love the smell of the first time the heat runs after the spring and summer.

Chad made dinner last night! He made the Cooking Light Meatloaf and some garlic mashed potatoes {they were the Publix brand instant Garlic mashed potatoes and they were DELICIOUS!!!!} It was such a treat to come home and have dinner made, and yummy comfort food at that. I think I will keep him around. :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

* Not sure where I pulled this from, I have seen this so many places. I love it, it sums up how I feel 95% of the time.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

{Happy Homecoming!}

We had a wonderful time cheering the Dawgs to victory as they beat the Vandy Commodores yesterday at Homecoming. My Uncle Charlie and cousin David came with us and it was a blast! Since it was an early game I made us a yummy, early morning snack, Pineapple Bacon Wraps, they were delicious with my Tuscan Tangerine and Grapefruit Michelob Ultra!

Pineapple Bacon Wraps

Loaf of White bread, crusts removed
Package of Bacon
Container of Pineapple Cream Cheese

  • Cut the crusts off of all of the bread
  • Spread cream cheese over the entire slice and then split into thirds
  • Roll up slice, wrap with half a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick
  • Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes, the bread needs to be toasty and the bacon cooked.
  • Enjoy!

Friday, October 17, 2008

{Friday Favorites}

I thought I would bring back the Friday Favorites, it has been a while! Here is what I am obessing over right now.

1. International Delight Pumpkin Spice Creamer

2. Supper Club and Book Club with my girlfriends- I had both this week and I had a blast! We read and "discussed" Eat Pray Love for book club, I love that book. You MUST read it if you haven't yet. And last night we had Supper Club. Our supper club is all girlfriends from high school and we went to Frontera last night, my favorite!! It was a blast!

3. Neutrogena Grapefruit Face wash

4. Michelob Ultra Tuscan Tangerine and Grapefruit I was introduced to this DELICIOUS beer at the Alabama {sad sad day in the Bulldog nation} and I have been hooked ever since. It will be perfect tomorrow for an early game. As my friends and I always say "Nothing wrong with biscuits and beers" Yes, I will crack open the first beer around 9:00 AM tomorrow...

5. Jason Muraz's song "I'm Yours" We listen to this song on repeat while we get ready in the morning, sometimes we do a little dance. It has such sweet lyrics!

6. Organix Shampoo- Coconut Milk This shampoo smells amazing. And, it is sulfate free with is a plus!

7. Sons of Anarchy on FX- Yes, this show is about a motorcycle gang. We can't really relate at our preppy house but we both LOVE this show. It reminds me of The Sopranos but on Harley's. Chad and I are thinking of starting a motorcycle gang- The Cockapoos, intimidating huh???

8. Brach's Autumn Mix

9. How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gills Gates- This book is so good, it is an easy read and I got through it pretty fast.

10. T-A-I-L-G-A-T-I-N-G!!! We will be in Athens tomorrow cheering on the Dawgs as they take on Vandy. It is homecoming so I always like to go and see the old cheerleaders! There will be a Bulldogs for McCain tailgate on the North Campus so I hope to go check that out too!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

{I hope this doesn't happen to Chad}

As you all know my lovely husband's line of work is what I like to call the "life transition business". I was perusing Fox News today at lunch and I came across this story. I hope this never happens to him!!!

Woman Declared Dead, Still Breathing in Morgue
Judith Johnson went to the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware for what she thought was a bad case of indigestion.

An hour after being admitted, the hospital told Johnson’s husband his wife was dead, Wilmington's News Journal reported Tuesday.
When someone at the morgue noticed Johnson’s “corpse” was still breathing, Louis Johnson learned his wife was very much alive.
The Johnsons are now suing the hospital and medical staff for compensatory and punitive damages.
“She is brain injured, but can walk and talk,” the Johnson’s attorney, Dr. Leon Aussprung told The News Journal.
Judith Johnson, 61, of Georgetown, Del., was actually having a heart attack when she arrived at the hospital in May 2007. Less than 45 minutes after she arrived, she went into cardiac arrest.
She was given "multiple medicines and synchronized shocks," according to emergency room records, which also indicate she was not given supplemental oxygen. The records also say she "never regained a pulse," and was declared dead at 8:34 p.m.
Johnson now suffers from liver damage, chest pain, memory loss, speech problems, and a change in personality, seizures, and permanent neurological injury as a result of the care she received at Beebe Medical Center, according to the lawsuit.

Beebe medical officials did not directly comment on the lawsuit.

“The situation that you described, while rare, is not unheard of,” said Wallace Hudson, Beebe’s vice president of corporate affairs. “It is called spontaneous return of circulation, otherwise known as ‘Lazarus syndrome. Medical literature points out that since 1982, there have been at least 25 reported cases of survival after failed resuscitation


"If you wanted to run against President Bush you should have run four years ago" John McCain

How you like them apples?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

{Where will we be lead?}

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."- Thomas Jefferson 1789

The times, they are a changin'. In the article What's "in" is now 'out" the author speaks to how much change we are about to see. I agree that this change will be coming soon and I don't think it will be such a bad thing, the greed and materialism in the country has spun out of control. {Just watch Bravo for one night} I know so many people who worked in the mortgage industry who made a KILLING! {I know we don't want to hear that example anymore, talk about beating a dead horse}

I am middle of the road, leaning slightly to the right, and I like to read as much as I can on all of the topics that are affecting us right now. I am a McCain supporter, I do not care that that is not "in". I am irritated {this is my personal opinion} that my generation tends to support Obama because Hollywood does and it is the "cool" thing to do, I am sure many people I know could not tell me WHY they support him. I do agree with Obama on several items, the environment, abortion, etc, what I consider "social" issues but those are not issues that I feel need to determine our next leader.

Our next leader needs to have experience. We are not well liked in the world and I respect John McCain's experience in the military and feel that we could greatly benefit from that. I do not feel that we should pull all our our troops from Iraq, I think that could be detrimental to all that we have accomplished.

I do not feel that my tax dollars should be used to benefit those who do not work. It is not my job to go to college, get a job, work 50-60 hours a week to help those "behind" me as Obama likes to put it. I work hard, pay my taxes, to support MY family.

I fear that what is being reported on is biased and we fail to realize it. There are so many impressionable citizens that do not understand that the media is SO VERY liberal and are slanted in their reporting. As my friend Erin puts it, "You should have to take a test to do 3 things in this country- drive, be a parent and vote".
I do not think that we should legalize all of the immigrants that are in the country right now. There are rules and laws, processes and procedures for a reason. I think we should patrol our boarders more.

I hope that the citizens of this country do educate themselves before they head to the polls on November 4th or folks, we are not going to be lead to anywhere I want to be...

{Lands End}

Look at all of this amazing stuff I found at Lands End, I want it all!

Ruffle Cardigan

Wouldn't this be so cute with a pale blue monogram???
Cute shoes!

This looks a little like J. Crew!

I love this whole look!
Cute Cashmere argyle cardigan!
So cute!

Cashmere Henley

Friday, October 10, 2008

{On our way to see the Dawgs play...}

This weekend we are headed to Athens to cheer on the Bulldogs as they play Tennessee. We haven't won in Athens since 2002. I remember that game, my cousin and her hubby were in town and I was a Senior {well, lets say 1/2 a senior since I didn't graduate until the next December}. The UGA fans that sat around us were HORRIBLE. They taunted my cousin and her husband, threw things and them and were just plain rude. And we were not in the student section but rather the ALUMNI section! It was so horrible that I wrote a letter to the Alumni Association about how incredibly embarrassed I was to be a student if these were the alumni. Yes, I did do that, I get my letter writing passion from my dad. The next game they made an announcement over the loud speaker to be polite to our guest and treat everyone with respect, I like to think I had something to do with that!

This weekend we will be tailgating with my parents {with a few trips to visit friends throughout the day} and the menu sounds divine! My mom will be frying up some chicken tenders and I am bringing Pimento Cheese. We will be eating good! I haven't tried this recipe before but it is from Bobby Deen so you know it has to be good!

Bobby’s Pimento Cheese from Paula Deen
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup grated sharp cheddar
1 cup grated Monterrey Jack
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
2 to 3 tablespoons pimentos, smashed
1 teaspoon grated onion
Cracked black pepper

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Add all of the remaining ingredients and beat until well blended. It can be used as a dip for crudites or as a sandwich filling.

Paula Deen's House Seasoning

1Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

{I won!!!}

I am so excited, I won a monogrammed keyfob from Preppy Monogrammed Gifts!! You should check her out, she has the cutest things!

Thanks Preppy Monogrammed Gifts!

{Everybody Wins!}

Tomorrow I start a new volunteer opportunity- Everybody Wins! I will be going to a school here in Atlanta and reading with a student during their lunch hour. I am really looking forward to this, my parents mentor students where they live and they love it! I must say that I am not looking forward to smelling cafeteria food though. I can't wait to meet my student, I hope she will like to read Ramona Quemby Age 8!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

{Buy for the Boobies}

Since today is October 1st I thought it would be appropriate to kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness month with a shopping spree {and by spree I mean wish list}...Breast Cancer touches us all, I have had several people in my family diagnosed {and beaten} this horrible disease- both grandmothers and my mom's sister, and I do everything I can to help find a cure. 

Why not shop for a cause?

Proflowers' Pink Ribbon Premium bouquet
I love this Pink Pony cashmere sweater from Polo, I would proudly splash a logo across my chest {how appropriate} for this cause.

We all know I LOVE Barberitos, when I went to get lunch today {unhealthy food ALWAYS makes you feel better when you are sad} they had PINK chips! How cute are these? I wish they had them everyday!

Pink Penn's for your preppy pastimes! {I also have pink golf balls to benefit Susan G. Komen}
Pink Cross Pen

Ford's Scarf for Susan G. Komen, so pretty!

I LOVE this pink Kitchen Aid mixer. They will donate 10% of the purchases to the cause, that's $30 per mixer!