Wednesday, September 28, 2011

new kicks

like my new kicks? 
wanna know where they are from?
wait for it.
wait for it.
yep that's right! 
uh huh.
whew it feels good to get that out in the open.

hubs is so impressed by my resourcefulness!
and yet knows none of this is possible without the lovely pinterest

Thursday, September 22, 2011

sunday morning conversation

top {aeropostale}; skirt {thrifted liz claiborne}; belt {forever21}; tie belt {thrifted christian dior}; shoes {thrifted target}
past sunday pre church convo:

me: "hunny, i'm dressed"
husband: "is that my tie?"
me: "uh huh {very proud of myself}, i was inspired by this blog"
husband: "oh geez"
me: "you love it???"
husband: "i love you..."
me: "you know one of the best things about being married? your wardrobe expands. ok well my wardrobe expands. not yours, i'd prefer you not wearing my wardrobe. but i can wear yours cause menswear is big right now!"
husband: "yeeeaaaa i don't know about letting you on my side anymore"
me: "but look how resourceful i am!" {i say as i'm walking out the room...}
and you know what, this conversation isn't even out of the norm
and yes ladies and gentleman {are there gentleman reading this? if so give a shout out!} not one but two pieces of this outfit were a whopping $1: that christian dior red polka dot tie {correct christian dior} and the ruffled perfect heels

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Monday, September 19, 2011

prep work

so lately i've had honor of watchin these kiddos since we are now back in br . their parents, a&k, are good friends of husband and mine and since full time jobs have yet to see the gem in me {geez humbleness cait}, i'm able to come offer my help when needed. sometimes it's a crazy house...ok lots o' times its a crazy house {just check out her blog} but it's a ton of fun! it's that type of crazy fun. each one has such different personalities, but they are each so sweet and love jesus. plus it's good practice for when our chill' ren come along. but until then i'll love on theirs. 
i'm sure she convinced him that he looked better on the pink bike. by the end of the bike ride he was telling her the pink bike was his. yea she's that girl {genius}.
but every genius has their mistakes. 
yep a&k, he was on his way up. but i got him {after i snapped the picture}
yes they are twins and yes they look nothing alike.
{there's one more but she's in school}
thanks a&k for letting me love on your kids. so glad to be back!  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

forever lsu

this past weekend was our first lsu home game. oh how i've missed these nights! i've missed the eagerness these games held as a student. getting on campus at wee hours just to hang out with friends and eat good food throughout the day. then to stand at the student gate for an hour, get patted down typically twice or three times {ok that part was obnoxious} and sit in the student section for two hours prior to the game... the student section in death valley! come rain or shine we were sitting there {but then again it never rains in tiger stadium} while i miss being a student football fan, it was still so good being back in the stadium even if it is as an alumnus. plus the weather was fantastic!

it holds a different meaning being a tiger fan. but one i love so dearly.

thanks k&a for the tickets.
forever lsu.

pictures via instagram

Thursday, September 8, 2011

beach trip via instagram

yes friends, those coffee filters have been reestablished as party hats! many restaurant birthday celebrations happened!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

q&a friday

i'm back friends. the weather was rough but we made it through! pics to come soon!
now back to the q&a friday questions...
weight loss supplements. 
are there any that are healthy? are they safe? 

and here's the report... the issue with weight loss supplements is that they are not subjected to the same rigorous standards/procedures prescription drugs are subjected to. the food & drug administration {fda} does not have to do tests for these supplements. this means there is no standard body making sure these products are effective or that they even contain what they say they contain...and that's where the problem lies. we are unsure of the short-term and long-term effects and the research just isn't there to determine if they work. so basically anyone can put out a supplement out and state it's "magic" and while they may be showing research, remember they are selling a product and can skew it the way they see fit. however when supplements/weight loss pills are put on the market, the fda does monitor it's safety and can recall/ban something if necessary. so far, the only weight loss supplement {actually an over the counter medicine} that has been approved by the fda is alli, yet there have been records of liver damage and unpleasant side effects. 
here is a link to a mayo clinic article, they took a few supplements and wrote a small description regarding  the action and safety of each
and here is the fda link for future questions and as a source
basically, as not fun as this is to say, there is no quick fix for sustained weight loss. it will take a balance of smaller portion healthier meals plus exercise to achieve a healthy weight loss. and while it's not easy, it is achievable! 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

a few things

so first i wanna thank everyone on & off the blog for the sweet and encouraging comments about the job hunt. really, it meant a ton and i thank you all from the bottom of my heart. next, i wanna apologize...i missed out on q&a friday {i know, already!} but i have a somewhat decent excuse. on friday morning, i woke up sick i headed to urgent care. see here is the proof
ok so i wasn't dying or anything but this weekend we headed to a family vaca at the beach so i wanted to make sure i wasn't contagious. and actually that brings me to my next point. since i was sick and we had to pack {durn that procrastination, it's a killer} i lost time to write my q&a answer. but don't fear {i'm sure you're trembling} i'll get to it! and last point, i mentioned we are at the beach. yes, correct, we are at the beach during tropical storm lee. yep, uh huh! let that sink in. and if you are still confused, here is what i'm trying to relay to you. 
this means lots o rain and lots o family bonding. but that includes lots o comfort food and board games! i can handle that! vaca pics to be continued...
o and geaux tigers!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

pretty excited

not gonna lie...i'm pretty excited about this starting
for all my lsu fans, you get this. for all my non-southern fans, we love our college football around here!
we shall be at the beach this weekend. oh yea and so will the new tropical storm. at least we'll have something to watch!