Islanders, I've got so much to share that I'm skippin' the typical Wordless Wednesday Post in an effort to get to it already!
On my way out of the door for a dear friend's birthday dinner this past weekend, I realized I was still carrying my mom purse. It wasn't going to work with my outfit so I hurried to my storage bin of purses to dig out a clutch and THAT'S when I reunited with that little pretty up there. Woven leather? Universal chain that offers many options for wear? That color? I LIVE (or die... or whatever is the COOL way to say it these days, lol). It's photos like this one that have brought on a lot of questions about thrift shopping... I'm planning some posts with tips but, for now, that little moment of frugal fabulosity serves as the perfect segue for today's conversation.
Can we talk about the fabulous frugal finds from our family fun in GA? You like that homemade tongue-twister? I knew you would.
I have a thing with Pinterest. I love it. I really do. I just feel there is an intimidation factor with it. For awhile, I was worried my projects wouldn't look like the finished products professional bloggers take with their professional cameras... it's as if the site's users have forgotten the purpose of Pinterst is to get inspired to try something on your own! Well, that picture inspired me to make some chicken... good chicken. I didn't follow their recipe exactly and I certainly didn't take my weeknight minutes to "skewer" the chicken... I added a little more of this than that and it helped to make this chicken APPROVED for weeknight (real) moms :)
I've always had a major clean-up after every event but, with the crazy late night, the impromptu sleepover, the mom-in-law staying the week following and life in general, I couldn't seem to catch-up.
I've cleaned the family room but, in the spirit of keeping it real, I still haven't picked up all of the party decor items in the basement. Goodness, maybe this weekend we'll take care of it but... eh, whatevs.
I was still playing catch-up when Mommy reminded me of the trip to Georgia in celebration of PawPaw's 80th birthday. We planned to leave Thursday night, arrive Friday morning and leave Sunday [early]afternoon to return Sunday night. We have a very ritualistic approach to our visit to Columbus, GA. It typically consists of sitting in each family member's home sharing a meal with some ladies-only shopping sprinkled between house visits. I wanted to shake it up by researching and trying some activities.
We've spent a lot of time covering the Rock Star Festivities and Back-to-School fun. Today and tomorrow, however, I just want to talk about how summer life was before and after the rockin' birthday party :)
The blog focused on so many other things during that I didn't have the opportunity post about celebrating our 10 year anniversary.
August 14, 2014
Our anniversary started with an exercise in compromise. Hubbs received a text that he was needed at a basketball game that evening (he plays in the work league). Sure, he told them he couldn't make it that day but the coach insisted they wouldn't have enough players and he needed to be there.
What the-?! On our anniversary?
He asked me.
I said yes. Then, between kisses and showering me with the whole "you're the best wife ever" compliments, he told me the game started at 5:00 p.m. and we needed to leave by 3:30 p.m. and I would have to dress for dinner and... can you hear how my timeline for the day was completely JACKED up?
We spent the day together just mousing around the house... breakfast together, some minor yard work together, ya know... just old married couple stuff.
After a stressful journey to his office located deep in DC, I made it:
... in my fancy shoes and booty dress (as Hubbs called it). Can you imagine how awkward it felt for everyone to be in work-appropriate clothes and I had on this... well, BOOTY dress?