Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My (pre) Beach Soundtrack

I made myself a reminder months ago to create a CD to listen to during the ride to the beach.... Well we made in this weekend (only 1 week before vacation!)  Originally, I was make copies for everyone in the family, but we waited too late. 

We ended up with 34 songs / 2 cds & the mix is awesome.  We listened to them on the way to the concert Saturday night & it has really got me pumped for vacation.  (Sherry requested a copy before she heads out this weekend too!!!)  I hope it makes the 8 hour drive to the beach a little more pleasant!



"In the Summertime" - Mungo Jerry
"Endless Summer" - Aaron Lewis
"So What'cha Want" - Beastie Boys
"Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" - Kip Moore
"American Girl" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"Copacabana" - Barry Manilow
"More Than a Feeling" - Boston
"Listen to the Music" - The Doobie Brothers
"Hotel California" - Eagles
"Home" - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
"Tiny Dancer" - Elton John
"We Are Young" - Fun
"Carry On Wayward Son" - Kansas
"California Gurls" - Katy Perry
"Take It Easy" - Eagles
"Margaritaville" - Jimmy Buffett
"Summertime" - Kenny Chesney
"Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Summer Breeze" - Seals and Crofts
"Toes" - Zac Brown Band
"Ocean Avenue" - Yellowcard
"Amber" - 311
"Knee Deep" - Zac Brown Band
"Good Vibrations" - The Beach Boys
"When the Sun Goes Down" - Kenny Chesney
"Cheeseburger in Paradise" - Jimmy Buffett
"Back in Time" - Pitbull
"All Summer Long" - Kid Rock
"Summertime" - Will Smith/Fresh Prince
"Chattahoochee" - Alan Jackson
"Fantastic Voyage" - Coolio
"Jammin'" - Bob Marley
"The Boys of Summer" - The Ataris
"Island In the Sun" - Weezer

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Deal of the week


Signing up for emails from Francesca's may or may not have been my wisest decision....

This top is the current deal of the week & it's in the colors I've been gravitating to all summer!

Needless to say, I broke down & ordered the top.  Fedex said it'll be here tomorrow.  Just in time for vacation!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Brothers of the Sun 2012!

Living within 2 hours of the home of Country Music makes it really hard to resist all the awesome concerts!  Last month, Sherry & I went to see Miranda Lambert [btw she was amazing!!!] 

The Brothers of the Sun concert was a last minute decision.  How can you resist cheap tickets for a Saturday night out with your girl friends to watch 2 of the hottest country singers?!  We couldn't either!!! 

Here's me & my girls crossing the river to the stadium

Tim McGraw!!!

Tim again looking great in his white :)

Kenny Chesney!!!

It was HOT!!!

I even met up with my Sister in Law... they had better tickets than us!!!


Here's a couple writeups about the show!!!!
1 & 2


Friday, June 22, 2012

It's Friday!

While getting ready this morning, I had a discovery... My hair is almost as long as my longest necklace!!! It only took me three years! I love it but it definitely takes longer to completely blow dry it in the mornings. But I picked out my outfit last night, so I had the extra time today. There's something about wanting to dress up to welcome the weekend!


Top: the Loft
Skirt & Belt: Target
Necklace: Et Cetera

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bonnaroo!


So there is this huge music festival that takes place about 20 minutes from my house every June for the past 10+ years... and this was the 1st year I actually went & hung out with all the hippies!  Well, they weren't all hippies & I didn't actually have tickets... so we just walked around the campsites & checked everything out. 

It was pretty neat & I'm so glad I finally was able to see what all the fuss was about!  I went with a group of work friends & customers.  Most of us were first timers.  It made it that much more fun. 

We saw the slogan YOLO everywhere.  You Only Live Once.  I like the motto - This summer, I've made a deal with myself that I'm going to DO more & it started as going dateless to Bonnaroo!  (My husband has been before & wasn't nearly excited about going as I was!!!)

We all joked that what happens at Bonnaroo, stays at Bonnaroo - so I've only got 1 picture of the campsite to share ;)


Since this is "technically" a fashion blog - after I got home I snapped a picture of my new skirt I bought on hippie row!  (it's in Teal - the color that slowly taking over my closet!!!)  It's going to make an awesome swimsuit cover up at the beach :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sara's Little Man Baby Shower

I'll take a Girls Night anytime!  This time just happened to include a Baby Shower.  What's more fun that a group of girlfriends getting together on a Friday night to eat cake, open presents & take silly pictures?  Plus I'm a sucker for a themed party!!!  We copied the Crafty Texas Girls theme, because it was so adorable.  The shower went great & we all enjoyed the quality girl time before Little Oliver gets here!  I can't take credit for the decorations - Tara hosted & did all the hard work!

Baby Momma & the food table. 
The gift table.  Tara made the awesome diaper cake & the onesies clothes line!

I did make the cake!  It's a key lime with key lime flavored butter cream!


I made little mustache sticks - they were so fun!!!! 

Here's a few pictures from our mustache photobooth:


We had a bottle chugging contest, that was WAY to difficult for someone how has never had to bottle feed a baby! lol... but I'll save those for blackmail!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

I've been a slacker with posts lately, but I don't want to dwell on that ;) 

Memorial Day weekend was wonderful.  The kids were out of school & I was itching to kick off the summer.  So we made an impromptu visit to see my parents in Memphis.  There's always fun stuff to do in Memphis!  Our weekend included a girls shopping trip (KB had some birthday money to spend!), a minor league baseball game, BBQ nachos, fried catfish, kayaking the Ghost River, grilled steaks, & catching catfish at the park.

Me & Hubs


Mom & KB waiting in line for the baseball tickets at Will Call

FedEx was sponsering the game that night & I got to have my picture taken with my favorite Nascar driver's car :)  Sooooo cool. 
[Wearing: tank - JCPenney; shorts - Tommy Hilfiger; sandals: Target]

Meet Rockie the Redbird - they are the minor league team for the St Louis Cardinals

Me & KB (my boys are in the background "trying" to be funny.... Love Cam's face!!!)

my Boys!!!

Love this one :)

FIREWORKS after the game!

Sunday morning we woke up early & headed to Moscow, TN to kayak the Ghost River.  This sign was not a joke.... it was a very LONG 6 hours (especially for KB).  Beautiful landscape though.

Mom & Dad floating :)  Check out the Cypress trees!


Overall great weekend & a wonderful visit with my parents :)