Monday, April 30, 2012

My home for the week...

L'auberge du lac in Lake Charles, LA

I am in Lake Charles, LA for work this week and staying at one of the best casino resorts in the US, L'auberge du lac!   My evenings will be filled with slot machines, really yummy, cajun food, maybe a spa session and some shopping :)  Traveling for work isn't SO bad huh??

Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Friday!

I just LOVE these e-cards...they crack me up!
Happy Friday, friends!  Have a fun weekend :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

30 Before 30- Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know

Glamour magazine published this list several years ago and I recently came across it when The Huffington Post re-published it. Since I will be turning the big 3-0 in about 3 months I went thru the 30 "to-do's" below and I can honestly say I have and know ALMOST every one of the 30 points :)  I think this is such a fun and true article so I wanted to share!

By 30, you should have ...
1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
4. A purse, a suitcase, and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.
5. A youth you’re content to move beyond.
6. A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age -- and some money set aside to help fund it. 8. An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account -- all of which nobody has access to but you.
9. A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.
10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.
12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
13. The belief that you deserve it.
14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.
15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better.

By 30, you should know ...
1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.
2. How you feel about having kids.
3. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
4. When to try harder and when to walk away.
5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.
6. The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town.
7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.
8. Where to go -- be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat -- when your soul needs soothing.
9. That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.
10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.
12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.
13. Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.
14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.
15. Why they say life begins at 30

**Article found via Huffington Post & Glamour Magazine**

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

1. I am loving that we got to have a last minute lunch with with of my best friends and her little family in Dallas last weekend! We have not seen them since they had baby #2 so we were so excited when we both ended up in Dallas on the same weekend and we could see them and finally meet Baby Cooper!! Love him!

2. I am loving that Revenge is finally back with some new episodes. If you watch this show on Wednesday nights, you understand.

3. I am loving that this time next month hubby and I will be laying on the beach in Mexico. Time to start shopping for our trip and working out like a crazy person ;)

4. I am loving Frederic Fekkai's Summer Hair Beach Waves Spray. If you want that that "just came off the beach" hair look, you should get this! I have been using a small sample bottle of it but finally bought a full size yesterday. It is perfect for the Summer!

5. I am loving that Guiliana & Bill are finally having a baby!! I absolutely love them and love their show and have followed their story for the past couple years so when I heard the great news this week I was so excited for them! They definitely deserve it after all they have been thru the past 2 years.

6. I am loving my book club I went to last night! I have not been able to make it the past few months because of my work travel schedule so I was excited to finally get to go. Last night we discussed "50 Shades of Grey"....I read all 3 books in the trilogy in less than a week, a couple of weeks ago and LOVED them. All the other girls in the group are as obsessed as I am. We had so much fun talking about the book and the upcoming movie! Several of us agreed that Ian Somerhalder should most definitely play Christian Grey :)


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Yall may have seen this recipe floating around on Pinterest...that is how I found it! I worked from home last Thursday and Friday and felt the need to bake a little. I did not feel like going to the store so I tried to come up with a recipe with ingredients I already had and then I found this recipe! IT IS ONLY 3 (technically 4) INGREDIENTS! So easy! We were about to go out of town for the weekend and I had 5 bananas that I did not want to go to waste so this was perfect. Here is the recipe-

What you will need:
- 1 box of Classic Yellow cake mix
- 3-4 bananas, smashed
- 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips
- 2 eggs

What to do:
Mash up bananas in bowl.  Cobine all other ingredients with bananas and mix together.  Spray a bread pan/dish with cooking spray and pour in mixuture (about half way).  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

*After making one loaf I had a lot of mix left so I made a dozen muffins!

This recipe was so yummy and so easy, especially when it is warm!  :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

{Weekend Recap- The Louis Wedding in Ft. Worth}

We had a REALLY fun weekend celebrating some of our best friend's wedding in Ft. Worth! Hubby and I headed up on Friday around noon, checked in at The Omni and got ready to celebrate and party the weekend away. Chance & Laura got married on Saturday at the Marty Leonard Chapel in Ft. Worth and their Reception was at the Modern Art Museum. Their rehearsal dinner was at Reata in downtown Ft Worth on Friday night...if you are ever in Ft Worth, make sure you go here- It is amazing! It was such a fun and special weekend so I thought I would share some pictures from all the celebrations!

And now they are off to St. Lucia for their honeymoon! JEALOUS!!
Congratulations Chance & Laura LOUIS!! Love yall!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

- This is the view from my "office" today and tomorrow :) I have to work from home because of our first new home issue...our shower drain started leaking water into our master closet so workers have been here all day pretty much tearing apart our shower and closet to repair the leak and replace the carpet, sheet rock, tile and drain. And on another note- our pool is DONE!! We still have to get the waterfall working, landscape & sod done and our fire pit finished but the actual pool is finished! Yippy! Can't wait to spend many, many hours in it!

- Here is what our shower looks like right now. Thankfully since this is a brand new home we are still under the builder's warranty! This could have been VERY expensive.

- I made Lemon Poppysead Muffins for us and shared with our builders and some of the workers here. They sure made my house smell yummy!

- I am in love with my new wedges from Express!! I have the perfect sundresses to wear these with!

- We are heading to Ft. Worth tomorrow for the wedding festivites for some of our best friends, Chance & Laura!! We are so excited to help them celebrate their big day and spend the weekend with some of our favorite people!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pinterest Wednesday- Lemon & Blueberry Treats

I have been craving anything with lemons and blueberries lately! Something about the sunshine, warm weather and Summer right around the corner makes me want to bake every day, especially treats with lemons & blueberries!  Here are some delicious looking treats that I want to make!

Go link up with Michelle and share your favorite pins this week! :)