Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ebates and RetailMeNot

Ok ladies - I just have to share...

Anytime you shop online USE Ebates and RetailMeNot - do it!

Ebates gives you cash back on your purchases (some up to 26% I believe) and RetailMeNot has TONS of coupons... if I buy something online, there's never a time I don't check one of these first.

Better yet, use them BOTH! Click to your store from Ebates and then find a coupon code at RetailMeNot before you checkout :)

Especially for all you DIY online shopping brides :) or just online shopping ANYONE'S :)


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Most Beautiful Wedding...


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Why oh Why...

when I take on Weight Watchers and start trying to work out more (more on that later) do the girl scouts come to me with COOKIES!!?!? yummy ones... like Thin Mints! WHY!?

I am not doing WW for MAJOR weight loss - I want to hopefully (*hopefully*) loose 10-15 lbs. That would make me very happy :) but 10 would be just fine... mostly just want to gain muscle and tone...

I visited the doctor for my yearly check up in August - and he said for my next appt (um hello, 8 months) he wants to see me with more lean muscle. Since becoming a newlywed I have probably gained a good 5-10 lbs. but I've lost 5 or so here and there.

I started WW and did it for like 1-2 months this time last year... it definitely helped, I probably lost 5 lbs. within the first month... BUT (big BUT) I need to incorporate working out like I did last year... I've been going to the chiropractor a lot these last couple of weeks and those days - I just don't feel like working out - know what I mean?

Will you be there to encourage me? I'm not starting out so hot on the working out part...

But no excuses - including yummy thin mints from cute little girls...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

...More Than You Could Ever Possibly Want To Know About Me

I saw this over on another blog and thought it'd be fun - thanks Jen! :)

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
I'm EXHAUSTED! haha!

2. How much cash do you have on you? let's see... $2 dollars and lots of change :) not much ha!

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR? More

4. Favorite planet? Saturn - cause it has rings :)

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? A Number I didn't know, so I didn't answer (I believe it's the same person from India that thinks I'm his Brother-in-Law... annoying!)

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone? the song "Chasing Pavements" by Adele

7. What shirt are you wearing? A Red long sleeved shirt

8. Do you label yourself? ummm sure... I don't know... I think I'm pretty boring most of the time - ha! I need to be more adventurous!

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing? Bearpaw - sweater boots :) SO comfy feel like slippers

10. Bright or Dark Room? Dark... I always have the lights out with one lamp on at the house - we never turn on our big light hardly ever

11. What do you think about the person who is to your left? no one is on my left... I'm writing this at work (on Friday)

12. What does your watch look like? I don't really wear a watch ever... really ever...

13. What were you doing at midnight last night? sleeping/reading before bed

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say? from hubby saying "Love u. How was dinner?" :)

15. Where is your nearest 7-11? I think they're called Valero now - and it's about 8-10 mins away or so

16. What's something that you say a lot? "ummm..." probably ha

17. Who told you he/she loved you last? Derik :)

18. Last furry thing you touched? my sweater hoodie - it has fur in the hood - haha!

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? Mucinex, and finishing up my infection medicine for when I was sick for about 3 weeks with a sinus infection, also that of Yaz :)

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? no film here - all digital

21. Favorite age you have been so far? 24-25... got married started living with a boy, and got a house :)

22. Your worst enemy? sleep - I always want it but I should not have it as much as I want it... also same goes for working out... want it, but can't seem to do it :)

23. What is your current desktop picture? snow and horses and a sunset - I'm at work... at home, my wedding bouquet :)

24. What was the last thing you said to someone? k bye...

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be? A million bucks... we need to pay off some loans and get a new car :)

26. Do you like someone? My husband :) he's pretty cool... as I said to my dad when I was like 5 "I like you and you like me..." haha - no really my mom found a letter from me to my dad that said that - ha!

27. The last song you listened to? I don't even remember... probably Lady Gaga's "Romance" ugh hate that song... plays all the time!

28. What time of day were you born? 11:48pm - almost was born in August :) but, July 31st is so me :)

29. What’s your favorite number? well it used to be 7 - but now I'm loving 23... our wedding date! I see it everywhere all the time! It was how old I was when I was proposed to and how old Derik was when we married :)

30. Where did you live in 1987? Austin, TX

31. Are you jealous of anyone? jealous of people that have day-shifts... I work until 10pm EV-ER-Y-DAY!

32. Is anyone jealous of you? umm I wouldn't see why...?

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened? Senior in High School - in my PALs (Peer Assisted Leadership) class... we were watching when the 2nd plane hit live!

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money? go to our Accountant's assistant and fill out a form and get my money back :)

35. Do you consider yourself kind? Yes

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be? I would have to say ankle or top of my foot... but I don't want one...

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be? I am not "fluent" in Spanish per say - but I can definitely carry a simple conversation - so it'd be cool to know more... I think it'd be cool to know French :)

38. Would you move for the person you loved? MOST definitely! I'd go anywhere!

39. Are you touchy feely? sometimes yes and sometimes no - depending on my mood :)

40. What’s your life motto? I hate clutter... I really have no idea - it's the only thing I could think of...

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times? Wedding/Engagement Ring, Pearl ring that my husband gave me on our wedding day... and my iphone :)

42. What’s your favorite town/city? that's tough - I want to go to A LOT of places... but I guess I'll say Cancun - where we had our honeymoon :)

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash? I think a sweet tea from Chikfila - yum!

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? To my friend Courtney on her birthday :)

45. Can you change the oil on a car? I do not think I could do that - there is always my husband or Jiffy Lube :)

46. What's one thing that you will never talk about on your blog? Video Games - my husband talks enough about it for me - although there will be the occasional mention of HIM playing them :)

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry? I think I have a little bit of Indian and a bit of English... that's all I really know - not a lot!

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy? I got all cute-sified (yes a real word) when I took Derik on a surprise date to see Chris Daughtry in Concert at the beginning of December :)

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now? I CANNOT walk - my inner thighs are killing me... that's what I get for not working out in 653985 days! :)

50. What are you going to do now? finish up work (this is being posted on Sat but I'm writing it on Fri) and then going to see "Book of Eli" with hubby after work :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Inspiration Board "Dos"


#1... I'm bored at work
#2... I saw this done a WHILE back on BSB and thought it'd be fun
#3... I love any excuse to look at my wedding pictures again :)

So here it is...

my inspiration board that I mocked up way back in July 08

and here it is...

come to life at my wedding a SHORT 8 months ago :)

ahhh - sigh... love :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Lisa Leonard Giveaway :)

Check out this awesome giveaway...

I LOVE her jewelry!!!
go have a look :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Long Night...

Last night, we did not have had fun :) no really - we didn't...

We went to bed and were woken a few long short hours later (2:30am) by our fire alarm. At first we were a little groggy to realize what it was... and I said "Derik, are you awake enough?" meaning... "do you hear what I'm hearing? or am I crazy?"

YES - he said

After "touring" our home (there was no fire or smoke or anything that would make it go off that we could see/think of...) and the alarms were still repeatedly going off... we thought, "well maybe it's our heater kicking on and off that's causing them to go off, maybe it's too hot?" - we really had no idea.

So, we turned down the heater (on the coldest day in Austin in more than a decade), and blasted all the fans in the house... the alarm stopped.

Good... back to bed.

20 (or so) mins later... it goes off again! So, seeing as how it's the COLDEST day in Austin in more than a decade (did I already say this?)... we did not want to go in our garage to get a ladder. So, Derik got one of our dining room chairs... stood on that. Still, he could not reach it. So, he used the chair as a step up onto our DRESSER! He kept pressing the button and it stopped.

Whew - back to bed.

20 (or so)mins later... it goes off again! Derik (being very mad happy about this) once again makes the leap onto the dresser... takes the BATTERY out... pushes the button, the alarm stops.

ok... back to bed?

20 (or so) mins later... it goes off again! (see a trend?)... I'm exhausted. I feel bad for Derik because it is now close to 4:00 in the morning... he has to be at work at 8 (I don't have to until 1:30p) - we're very tired... he gets a random shirt and starts "fanning" the alarm... (while jumping up and down - quite hilarious now) it goes off...

Derik says - "Do you think we should we go back to bed?".... :( haha I don't know?

so, we go back to bed...

20 (or so) mins later........... yep............ so I said - "WHAT is the brand of our fire alarm... I'm looking this up on how to turn it off!" (of course I said this in a loving way...) I look it up - it says to press and hold the button (with the battery out) for 10-15 seconds... it will reset. Put battery back in... and it should stop. IT DOES!!! YES!..... BUT... it starts chirping every few minutes twice... like BEEP BEEP.... pause pause pause.... BEEP BEEP...

I say - "I don't want to, but we might have to go to the store and replace the battery - it's probably dead." ugh... ok... I slip on some sweat pants, hoodie and slippers (I know, bed head glasses and all - lovely) and we go to warm the car and leave.

It's now 4:30 IN the morning! We go to Wally World - well because Wally is open 24 hours... We get out in the cold (did I mention it was cold?) I walk into wal-mart (looking DEFINITELY like a Wal-Mart customer with my slippers and all - haha). NO one is there... it's dead... I say - "ok, there's the battery center - GO!" We are on a MISSION here people!!! Find a pkg of 9 volts... make our way to Checkout #5 - the lonely little check out lane light on in all of Wal-mart... and NO one is there! We waited for a few minutes before our lovely lady decided to show up.

"Sorry, I thought I was paying attention - haha" (in southern twang)
I was thinking in my head "Well you weren't - haha"

Anyways... we tell her why we're in Wal-Mart in the ungodly hour of 4am buying BATTERIES of all things... and she tells us HER fire alarm story (I didn't really need to know, but then again, maybe she didn't need to know ours...)

Make our way BACK out into the cold - it was one of those hurt colds that chills your bones you know!? And I was TIRED... we make it back home (our fire alarm didn't go off the whole time we were gone - ugh!) Replace the batteries... and we get back in our WARM bed...

at 6:15am - it goes off AGAIN! and no I'm not kidding... Derik is waving that little shirt like crazy to get that thing to turn off... All I kept thinking of was Pheobe on friends during her night with her fire alarm... hahaha! and I also kept thinking... "when Derik leaves in the morning (in just 1 short hour) how am I going to get up on that dresser if it goes off again!?" hahaha! oh my gosh!

Thankfully it stopped... and THANKFULLY - I never had to step foot on our dresser... it never went off again... but oh my GOODNESS am I exhausted... poor Derik, I hope he takes a nap when he gets off work!