Friday, November 30, 2012

Insta-Friday & iPhone Dump Day

Hi Ya'll!!

It's Insta-Friday also iPhone dump day. 

I hate the word "dump".  It's just gross. 

Oh well...on to a whole crap ton of pictures from my phone this week!

 Lemons. Why you ask?  Well, here's the story. 
Friday night me and several people went to Fort Worth for a friends 30th birthday. 
We had a blast.  
The next morning the first thing on our agenda was WATER.  Then FOOD. 
We went to Waffle House and asked for a pitcher of water...
they didn't have pitchers, so we each ordered 2 glasses of water w/ lemon. 
The waitress then proceeded to get out their whole bowl of lemons and put it on our table. 
We were slightly "dumb" at the time and just kind of stared at them thinking
It was really funny, especially at the time...I picked out my lemons and sat there salivating over the need for a big drink of water!
  It felt like it took her 20 minutes to get us our drinks!

 I may have shared this pic earlier this week. 
This is our newest Christmas tree.  I wanted a "vintage" look for this one.
I love it.
I still don't have my other tree decorated. :/ Slow moving this year.

 This is what my living room looks like while I put out Christmas decor.  Christmas throws up all over my house, every year.  This year I've done it slowly, not all in one night.  It's so much work!

 EEKS...I got my 2013 calendar at work this week and the first thing I did was find my

 How precious is this guy?  My nephew, Zane. 
He loves to jump on trampolines!

 One of my "finds" at Garden Ridge. 
Ya'll...Garden Ridge stepped it UP this year in their Christmas department.
I don't know if you have a Garden Ridge in your city but if you do, I say GO!
They have about twice the amount of stuff that Hobby Lobby has and great prices.
I'm a Hobby Lobby girl, don't get me wrong
but I was supes impressed with the Ridge this year!
And, since most people don't know about all the treasures they have, they're not picked over yet like HL gets before December even hits!

 Would you look at that? 
You can't really tell from the pic but this wreath is GLITTERY! 
Who doesn't love some sparkles?
My mom got this wreath to go over her mantle at GARDEN RIDGE. Only $20 ya'll!
When I went to Garden Ridge I found one and just carried it around in my cart because I just knew that I could think of a place to put it. 
I ended up putting it back because I just really didn't need it. 
I cried a little.

 The Fiance and Zane playing on Thanksgiving. 
Zane loves his
The Fiance's beard used to make Zane cry when he younger. ha!

 This picture makes me laugh out loud.
The Fiance fluffing the Christmas tree last night.
He loves it, can't you tell?
He says he hates Christmas but I'm pretty sure that's a facade because I saw him dancing to Christmas music and at one point when an older Christmas song was playing he said "I need my tap shoes" and was pretending to tap.  He's so funny.  Just one of the many reason I love him!

 My SIL made me these wine glasses w/ the "A" on them. 
She used some type of etching cream or something.
I also love these glasses because they're HUGE...keeps me from having to go back for so many refills!

My Christmas mantle. 
Pretty sure I already shared this on the blog this week but it's pretty so I'm showing it off again!

These next pictures are from "Throw Back Thursday" (TBT).  My computer was stolen at the airport a few years ago and I lost ALL my pictures.  It was devastating.  I couldn't get out of bed for days.  They almost had me committed.  All those memories just gone!  Then I remembered...MYSPACE!  I had almost all my pictures on MySpace and I was able to get up, shower and move on with my life! 
Every Thursday I love to get on MySpace and pull some good, old pictures. 
They're not that old but at least 3 years old!  That counts, right?

 This is The Fiance and I in 2008.  Our first Winter together.
I was skinnier. :/  Motivation?
Why do men make us fat?  It's their fault, right?

 Me and my SIL one spring in the Texas Bluebonnets. 
That's our state flower, did you know?
I'll never take pictures in Bluebonnets again, nor will I take my kids pictures in them. 
The Fiance ruined that for me by telling me that Copper Head snakes LOVE to hide in Bluebonnet fields.
Snakes=My biggest fear.
So when I say this, I mean it.
  You'll never catch me in the Bluebonnets.
And you people that are crazy enough to get in them...well, you're crazy! ok?
My uncle got bit by a copper head that was in his flower bed. 
Then on Thanksgiving they try to tell me to get in their flower bed to take some "pretty pictures".
Uhm, ya'll must be on that good crack because ya'll cray!  I am not getting in that flower bed.
OK, I did but I was scared shitless and I mainly stood on a rock.
I bet my face looks scared in those pictures.

Yeah...totally went off topic there.

 Summer 2006 or 2007 - Me and these beautiful ladies took a van to Destin Florida
 and had the time of our lives! 
 Seriously, one of the best vacations, EVER!
How could it not be? 
 6 single chicks who meet a bunch of Air Force guys to show them around?
Yeah.  Awesome.

The Fiance and I the first time he took me to ride 4-wheelers.
It was a blast and I've been hooked ever since!
We talked last night about going to ride again soon...before we sell the 4-Wheeler.
Babies and 4-wheelers don't mix. 
Oh man...we're getting too grown up. 
I need to do something immature and fast.
I'm sure I'll take care of that this weekend! ;)

That's all for today, ya'll!!

Have a great and immature weekend! (thinking it must involve wine!)

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY, yo!  Go here.
Enjoy...The Curvy Life.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

UPDATE:Shopaholic Problems + A GIVEAWAY from Frame It By Jill

Hi Ya'll!!

It's THURSDAY...which means a few things:

1) It's "college night" as my friends and I like to call it, which has nothing to do w/ college other than sometimes we feel like it's OK to have more than a few glasses of wine because it's almost Friday.  We tend to really regret it when Friday morning rolls around because, well, we're not in college anymore and our bodies remind us of that real quick!  Did you party on Thursdays when you were in college or did your local bars have "college night" on Thursdays?
2) It's almost Friday. 
3) I have an awesome giveaway to share with ya'll today and I'm supes excited about it!

First though, I have to admit something that happened to me yesterday.  It's just the price I pay for being a shopaholic.  So, I got home and was un-loading my bag of goodies I got at Ross yesterday and looking for hangers.  I noticed a bag hanging on my closet door (it's been there for a couple of weeks) and I was like "oh, hmm, I guess I should see what is in here!"  To my surprise, I had a new dress and a new cardi in there!  It was pretty exciting...not only did I have my new goodies that I bought yesterday but now I had two more "new" things!  I mean, who does that though?  Who buys stuff and just leaves it hanging in the bag for weeks?  It's very clear, I didn't need those things...but I WILL wear the heck out of them!

NOW...onto the really awesome thing on the blog today...I have a GIVEAWAY from my friend Jill at Frame It By Jill!  She makes the most amazingly beautiful frames and chalkboards!  They're definitely brighten up any room in your house, shower you're throwing or photos you're taking!!  Check out some of the awesome stuff at her Etsy store...

Jill is so graciously giving away a $25 gift card to her store to one lucky winner!! 

Rafflecopter is being stupid so I'm going to do this Giveaway the old fashioned way! 

Here's how you can enter - for each thing you do, you get one entry!

1) Follow me on Google Friend Connect (the follow button on my blog). (This is required)

2) Add Jill's store to your favorites on Etsy. Here's her link.

3) Leave me a comment telling me which frame you would choose if you win.

4) Follow me on Facebook, go here

5) Follow me on Twitter, click here.

6) Follow Jill on Instagram. Here's her link or you can search for her by her name frameitbyjill

7) Follow me on instagram, my user name is hmw0250. or click here

8) Leave a comment telling which of these options you did. --This one is VERY important, as it's how I'll know how many times to put your name in the "hat".  I think I'll have my nephew draw them name...or the Fiance if the nephew is too busy!

UPDATE:  You can leave ONE comment and just list what options you did.  I know leaving a bazillion comments is annoying! :)  I will enter your name in the drawing one time for each option you do...but just list them out in
ONE comment.

I will draw the lucky winners name 1 week from today, Thursday, December 6.

For those of you who just have to have one of these amazing frames NOW...
Use coupon code: CURVY15 to get 15% off your entire purchase at Frame It By Jill!!

Enjoy....the Curvy Life.

Linking up with Homemaker on a Dime, It's a Blog Party, & The Outlaw Mom 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Hi Ya'll!!

Happy Hump Day!  (does anyone else's mind go straight to the gutter when you say "hump"?  I'm so mature!)

I'm linking up with Jamie at This Kind of Love for "What I'm Loving Wednesday!"

 I love my PINK Christmas trees in my office at work!
It makes everything more fun, pink that is!

 I love my "vintage" Christmas tree I did in my TV Room. 
I haven't decided on ornaments or no ornaments yet. 
But I'm leaning toward ornaments.
I just need to get my other tree up first! :/
What do you think?  Ornaments or No?

I love my mantle.  It was a major selling point in our house.
And I love decorating it for Christmas! 

Loving my  nails.  I got acrylic and then had them do the shellac over the acrylic. 
The shellac won't stay on my real nails for some reason. 
 It just peels right off!
  But this is working out great! 

Seriously, this could not be more true!  Love it!

I love this cat. 
 He hates everything and it makes me laugh so hard!
I thought about doing a whole post, just on this cat! 
Cats make me laugh.

Well, that's what I'm loving today.  Go on over to Jamie's page and link up to tell everyone what YOU'RE loving!

Enjoy...the Curvy Life!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday's Threads

Hi Ya'll and Happy Tuesday!!

I have three outfits to share with ya'll today! 

So let's get started....

 Dress-Target, Cardi-TJ Maxx, Scarf-Sam Moon, Boots-Target, Tights Wal-Mart
You can't really tell but the tights are gray.  The dress isn't something I would have normally put a cardi over but it turned out pretty cute!

Close up of the scarf.

I did a "Before/After" of my eye brows on Instagram
(follow me! My link is over to the right at the top of my blog). 
This was the second try b/c the first time my eyebrows were WACK! 
(a good friend said "uhm are you being serious w/ your eye brows right now. ha!  Love my friends!)
I need to shape them like majorly!
I think I'm going to try it this week!  Does anyone else shape their own?
But holy heck...eye brows make a HUGE difference!  Right?

Shirt-Ross, Jeans-Old Navy Sweetheart Skinny, Boots-Payless, Scarf-Wal-Mart
I love pairing a printed scarf w/ a striped shirt!

Yes-You read that right, the scarf is from Wal-Mart...for $5, ya'll!  SCORE!

Shirt-Steinmart, Jeans-Steinmart, Boots-Old Navy, Necklace-Sam Moon

I'm showing this picture to show that I paired a different necklace with the same outfit that night. 
Jewels can totally make or break an outfit!
Necklace-Sam Moon
Oh and that's my friend Brittany...she's amaze!
Yes, I have red eyes...yes, I am at a bar....

I had a special request from my cousin + Made of Honor, Jennifer to put her on my blog.  She said she's been inspired to try new things because of my post...and Pinterest, too!

Blazer-Rue 21, Shirt-Walmart
(uhm, is that an owl?  I want this shirt!)
Jeans - She didn't say. I'm gonna guess they're  Miss Me?  I know she likes that brand.
She did say that the totaly outfit was under $30...
but I spy a Louis Vuitton on her arm and I'm calling BS! ;) ha!
How cute is she? 
She's my cousin but we grew up like sisters. 
She's the only person, besides The Fiance that I can live with and it be civil for over a year! :)
She teaches Kindergarten. 
I visited her class one day.  Holy moly, teachers are truly special gifts from God.

]Well, that's all for today!

**I would love to start a link up for Tuesday's Threads...
leave me a comment if you would want to link up with me!!**

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

Linking up with:
Ya'll go check out these link ups...they're amazing!

Monday, November 26, 2012

An Award? For Me? The Liebster Award!!

Hi Ya'll!! 

Did you miss me last week?  I missed blogging but I was literally going 90-nothing all week and just had no time to blog! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday and didn't get in too much trouble on Black Friday!

I got the best email when I was "on holiday", though....I was nominated for a Liebster Award.  Never heard of it?  Well, let me tell you all about it!

This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers! The award is then passed on to other bloggers in the same category to help spread their names around and support one another! I'm supes excited to be a part of this!!!

If you receive this award, there are a few rules that you must follow...
  •  Each blogger nominated must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Then answer the 11 questions the tagger has asked.
  • Blogger must then create 11 questions of their own to ask the bloggers they decide to nominate.
  • Then they must choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate and link them on their blog post.
  • Finally, the bloggers must be notified of their award! 
  • Oh, and there are no tag backs

    11 random things about me:
    1) I have heartburn right now and it's annoying me.
    2) I have naturally curly hair.
    3) I am the oldest sibling.  My brother is 1 year and 6 days younger than me.  Bless my  mom.
    4) Pink is my favorite color. (did you just sing that like the Aerosmith song?  I did.)
    5) I love Mexican food.
    6) I am only 5'1".
    7) I am getting married on September 14, 2013
    8) I'm a control freak.
    9) My dream is to own an Antebellum House one day.  It will never happen.
    10) I want to adopt 1000 different dogs but don't even have a fence right now. :/
    11) I didn't graduate from college.

    Questions from Sarah:
    1. What is your favorite movie?  Gone With The Wind.
    2. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas.
    3. Where were you born? Houston, Texas.
    4. If you could live in any city or country where would it be? This is a hard one...I love where I live because of who I live there with.  IF I were single, New York City, baby!!
    5. What's one thing you treasure in your house/apt that you could never get rid of? The antique clock I got from my Grandmother.
    6. What country do you really want to visit? Just one?  ha!  Italy.
    7. What was your favorite childhood book growing up? Weird but I loved the Shell Silverstein books but I really didn't "read" until I was older....only for school stuff when I was a kid.
    8. What was your first car? Mazda MX-3.
    9. Are you a coffee or tea girl?  Coffee in the AM and Sweet Tea in the afternoon.
    10. What's your favorite sport to watch? Is NONE an answer?  Blah, I hate sports.
    11. Chocolate M&M's or Peanut M&M's?  BOTH.

    MY Questions for my beautiful and lovely nominees:
    1) Dogs or Cats?
    2) Pink or Purple?
    3) Do you like pulp in your OJ?
    4) What is your favorite color?
    5) If you could eat only one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    6) What was your first concert?
    7) Do you own cowboy/girl boots?
    8) Dr. Pepper or Coke?
    9) What is your favorite city to visit?
    10) What is your biggest pet peeve?
    11) Do you prefer Summer or Winter? 

    ANDDDD....the NOMINEES ARE.........

    And...just for's a funny picture of The Fiance and I on Thanksgiving.  My daddy is hilarious...PHOTOBOMB! HA!  I actually just noticed that behind my dad Photobombing is my Uncle Gary Photobombing!  DOUBLE PHOTOBOMB!  Love it!

    Enjoy....The Curvy Life.

    Monday, November 19, 2012

    Christmas Card Giveaway

    Hey y'all a short post to tell you about a GREAT GIVEAWAY over at my SIL's blog!!
    Go check it out!!

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    I'm on HOLIDAY

    Hi Ya'll!!

    I'm going to be on "Holiday" all next week.  I love how the English call it "holiday"...why don't we do that in America?

    You probably won't hear from me much...I've got tons of plans, 2 of them are wedding meetings and I'm super stoked to get my wedding reception details hammered out!  Also, I'm meeting w/ an amazing gal that makes invitations and I can't wait to see what we come up with together!

    Since it's Thanksgiving next week I figured I'd share a few pics of my decorations around the house....also, I'm really hungover and I can't think of anything better to blog about.  I don't feel like being creative.  I decided last night that I should act like it's "College Night" but forgot that I am 30 and have to go to work on Fridays.  Ahhh, oh well...we're just enjoying it these next 2 years before we have kiddos!!

     haha...drunk scarecrow.  I'm mature.

    Ya'll have a Happy Thanksgiving!!  Don't gobble til you wobble....or do, just wear big pants!

    Don't forget to enter my giveaway!! Go here....

    Enjoy....The Curvy Life!