Monday, July 30, 2012


This week has been a whirlwind.  Sometimes I feel like I'm on a roller coaster, like I need to hang on tight, because before I know it, the ride will be over.  It goes by in an instant.  I mean really, August.  That is insane.  

The Barbecue for Boobies went great!  We raised $7000.  That's a whole lotta pig if you ask me.  We had a great turnout with a lot of local support.  

Zander, my little boy, also started kindergarden that day.  I can't believe it.  He walked into that school like he owned it.  I'm so proud of the little boy he has turned out to be.

Next up is Birthdays.  Lee's is August 5, Zander's August 25, and Piper is August 28.  
I'll keep you posted on what we are going to do. 

 Until then, I need sleep, lovelies.  

Friday, July 20, 2012

NHRMCF Pink Ribbon Project

This year I am chairing a local event for the Pink Ribbon Project.
This is a clip they did on my mother and how the project helped her during her treatment.  

This weekend I am presenting the game ball for the hammerheads soccer team!
I am so excited to have support from such a such a great organization!

Next week we have a BBQ that we are doing in honor of my mother!  

The menu looks divine!

Chef, Kirsten Mitchell

I want to give special thanks to the Herring Family of Hogslats for donating the pigs!
This is the lunch flyer!

I just received a picture of the painting that we are using for the signature art piece.
 There will be prints made of this and post cards!

Artist, Pam Toll

Our theme this year is legacy.  I'm so excited that my mom left one for me, with all of the things I do, with all of the things I say, the way I raise my babies, the way I make spaghetti, the way I put lotion on every night, the things I believe in, and the things I don't.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mommy, Are you Vintage?

Almost five years ago, I promised my unborn baby boy that I wouldn't work forever.  That it would just be for a little while.  Today was the first of many Monday's off since that promise.  He starts year round  kindergarden next week.  I am proud to have set an example for him, through perseverance hard work truly pays off, but that doesn't change the fact that he is growing up.  I must say he is precious.  Our very first Monday we spent looking for treasure.  
We found a bunch of great things.  
We also met a few special people. 
 The lady above gave Zander a homemade cookie.  It was love at first sight.  He asked her why she had so many old things, and she explained to him that one person's junk may be another's treasure.  He asked her if she was old.  She answered him yes, he said, "well, you sure are pretty, even if your old".  I'm not sure which on of us loved him more at that moment.
Zander loved this store because it had a lot of cowboy stuff.  The staging person from Jennifer Aniston's new movie was there shopping for horse stuff too.  Pissed him off, he didn't know Jennifer and the lady was taking all his western stuff.  This is when he asked me what was vintage.  I said it's when things are very old but still special.  
He said, "Mommy, are you vintage", 
everyone at the register got a laugh at that one.

I'm the type that likes to buy two for me, one for someone else, two for me, you get the idea.  I couldn't leave without this little baubles.  I spent a total of $32.00.  The green ones are my fave.  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Jonsin for some inspiration

Okay, it's time to tighten up.  My office space is clogging up my brain.  I think my manager may even lose her mind in there!!  Or may lose her mind from losing her keys, and her phone, in the trenches, but regardless, we are losing it!  A man designed it, and yes it is very functional, I will give him that.  But inspiring, no.  It's kind of like an office/storage building.  It's so funny though.  Clients are always interested in what is in there.  It's like the unknown.  Well guess what, it's a hole, with one little window.  Kind of like solitary confinement {like prison}, no I've never been to prison, but I'm sure it's less than mediocre just like my office.

The salon is ah...mazing, if I do say so myself.  I built that for everyone else though.  For their viewing pleasure.  With all the pressures now, of coming up with something profound at every waking second for all the world to see, I need to add some fab for my viewing pleasure! So here is what I had in mind.

luv a white room because of the endless things you can do to a blank canvas!

Lil' sugar, lots of spice!  I luv the black credenza and velvet pink sofa.  Scrumptious.

I usually favor things more wop-sided but I like the symmetry of this room.  


I will post some pictures of my office soon! Let me know what you think I should do!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Timing is Everything

This is a little tribute to my mom and all of my girlfriends out there!  Thank the lord for mamma showing us how it was done!  She always treated us on a case by case basis.  She showed me that dignity has no age limit or time frame.  Confidence was everything to her, and that she gave us!  She also taught me that even as an adult, we can be unsure.  The trick is knowing the right people to ask.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Smitten Saturday

Good-googa-mooga blushing beauties,  a week of mommy hood{no nanny} and the Fourth of July being in the middle of the week, I'm completely discombobulated!  We had a crazy few days at work, and I am elated it is Saturday already!  I can't wait to use my new found treasure!  These cute little wine stake holders make having a cocktail in a lounge chair in your front yard a little more fancy-shmancy!

It's so hot, it's a bit of a challenge holding it together.  
My brain is a little cloudy too, friends.  
I'm off to some R&R{rest & recharge}.  Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yup. We are those people.

God Bless America, my family, and good wine!
It kind of looks like we are at a N.C. State game, but we aren't,  we are celebrating the Fourth of July!  I totally planned on wearing navy blue and white, but on the way out the door I noticed my button was missing.  Well hot damn, we look good still.  I love a theme, people.  I just can not help myself!  We had a wonderful dinner, a little too much spirits, and a lot of fireworks.  

It's not Independence day without apple pie!

Happy Fourth, All!  

Monday, July 2, 2012

Party in Post: Independence Day

No pressure.  We are only throwing a party that is the reason for our freedom.  
No, really, no pressure.  I'm not sure about your house but my abode will be rocking on the fourth.  
For some reason not everyone shares my unreliquished need to celebrate 
every holiday but I don't give a rip.
Traditions are so much fun, 
and I am so excited I can't hardly stand it.  
So pompoms, burger baskets, and a parade it is.  Bike decorations,  
sparklers, lounge chairs on the golf course, and a jumpy house will do. 
What are your plans?  Are there any traditions that your family does each year?

I also love that tackiness is actually welcome on the Fourth of July!
Thank god, because I plan to fully participate.

Cute nautical/red, white, and blue nails!

zigzag dressgold flatssunglasses, leather satchel, anchor necklace

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!  Enjoy your families and cheers to you!