Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Sister's Engaged!

Words cannot express how happy I am for this incredible couple above! My sister met a man in Charlotte, he's wonderful, and brilliant and now they're getting married (a little father of the bride for you amateurs). I have always wanted a brother, but I never dreamed of being so lucky to land a blue eyed, fun-loving, goon like the one above. He fits our family like a glove.

Cheers to KC and Jon and all there is to come!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

That is all.

(via, but who really knows the original source when it comes to tumblr. Is it just me or does anyone else get completely lost when it comes to tracking down the original source in the blogosphere? I am trying hard to give credit to those who deserve it, but it has become a difficult task and a push to stop reblogging. But for the time being who cares? All that matters is that life is beautiful!)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Manners

Tardiness is Tacky. Although I truly believe politeness is promptness, you can call me impolite when it comes to being on time. Five to ten minutes late to just about anything. I guess it's better than twenty, right? Setting all clocks and watches five minutes fast, fail. Setting three alarms every morning, another fail. 11:29 pm on a Monday and here I am presenting to you my Monday Manners. Better go. I must start minding my manners.

(via downtownfrombehind)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Simple Staples

I am going on my fourth week of avoiding the grocery store and I couldn't be more proud! Prior to these four weeks I was on a fairly routine schedule of going to the grocery every other week and making a monthly trip to costco (which is still key). Within these four weeks of grocery deprivation, I have by no means been kept hungry, I have simply learned how to live on my "must-have supply of simple staples." I have saved money, gas, time, and calories; money being key! Knowing I can save money and still fill my belly has me sharing my secrets with my broke college sister. Willing to share my long list with whomever ever wants in, but for now I will stick to the staples (in no order of importance).
  1. bread
  2. potatoes
  3. pasta/quinoa
  4. cheese (sliced and crumbled)
  5. peanut butter
  6. salt and pepper
  7. hot sauce
  8. olive oil/salad dressing
  9. chicken and turkey (sparely) 
  10. eggs
  11. cereal
  12. pretzels
  13. nuts
  14. popcorn
  15. water
Big keys: buy in bulk. costco or sams club membership is well worth it. non-perishable. easy prep.

Reading through the recipes in my roommates real simple magazines typically seems far from a reality, especially when groceries are far and few between and when meat has become a delicacy. However, if you look hard enough... dreams do come true. Amazing when you are only short one or two ingredients!

Sorry to bore, but lately I can't say enough about my simple staples.

(via real simple)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Working at the Buckets I saw some pretty awesome color combos, as colors are one of my mama's specialities (possibly her best and what she is well known for). After years of work for my mama and possibly some inherited traits, I like to think I have picked up on her knack for colors. Whether or not that is the case, I am in love with the above bouquet. The combination of colors really does it for me (and  the anemones may have a little to do with it).

(via style me pretty)

P.S. thanks Kas for the inspiration!

Friday, August 5, 2011


Bud, I am sure you are well aware, but I wanted to remind you that you are really good at what you do. Although I am a true Saint Louis Anheuser-Busch fan/supporter/lover, Budweiser may be my least favorite beer - next to Miller Light of course. But those new cans you got going on have been seducing me like a mad temptress. I want you for one thing and one thing only, your looks! Hot dog, diggity damn!

Read about the redesign of bud cans here. Interesting article.

(via & via)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Plain Jane

Call me Plain Jane or Lamo Lucy, but I am madly in love with this chick's simple style. Not much going on, but most of the time, that's just the way I like it. Black long tee dress and some sexy specs and that's a wrap, folks!

(via madewell)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Heat Wave

90 degree temperatures is all I can remember. For those who know me well, you can imagine the sweat. Yikes. All I dream of are large fans. I've had my eye on these bad boys for quite some time now and just as the cash is running low, these puppies dropped in price. My room could really use a new piece, especially one that would keep me from waking up drenched.

(restoration hardware)