Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just Thoughts...

We haven't had a lot going on lately. Matt started his last year of law school yesterday, and I am still on the job hunt. With all this free time, I have watched lots of movies and tv, cleaned, and napped. :) I have also been getting ready for Razorback football and my birthday! (Even though it isn't until October!) My dad is coming up in October to see us and go to a Browns game... yay!! Speaking of the Browns, look who's on the Madden 12 cover...
Yes, It's Peyton Hillis.
Razorback Football starts Saturday... We were planning on going to the kick off game, but we haven't been home for any length of time, so we're gonna hang out at the house and have tailgate food!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jason Statham

We have been on a movie kick recently. Matt hasn't started back to school, and I am still looking for a job, so we have been enjoying our Apple TV... a lot. Last night, we watched Blitz and today we watched The Mechanic. Both movies are pretty violent, but I LOVED them! Jason Statham is the star of both, and let me tell you, he brings it. He is one of my favorite badass actors!

He sparked my attention when I was in Philadelphia for ASHA in November, and he was there filming a movie that should be out next year. I think it's called Safe or The Safe... not sure, but I'll be looking for it! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Life Planner

Okay. I don't think I have been this excited about something in forever. But, this is AWESOME! I LOVE to plan and be organized, so when I found this on another blog I follow.... blueeyedbride.com ... I knew I had to have it! I ordered it several weeks ago, but Erin Condren's site was hacked, so I had to re-order and wait longer... but let me tell you, it was worth the wait!
I chose this design because I LOVE pictures! I wanted my planner to remind me of me, so my cover is pictures of me and Matt. I also ordered the notepads to match my planner scheme. And I have new ultra fine point sharpies... my favorite :)
Because I had to re-order when her site was hacked, I was surprised with a few personalized gift tags! Too cute! I have gone over every inch of my new planner... It came with stickers for special events and a zip pouch for coupons or notes. 
I love the design and am so excited about being organized in style! You have to visit her site for some goodies! :) Erin Condren 

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Niagara Falls

Zak was driving back to school and stopped to see us for a few days. Because I have wanted to go to the Falls since we moved to Cleveland, I figured this was my best shot. So, when Zak was heading out of town, we followed... all the way to Ontario! We got there late, so we had dinner, drinks, and then our usual routine: I went to the room and the boys went to the casino! 
I was up bright and early the next morning, and raring to go! :) We had breakfast and headed back to the American side to go out on (and get soaked on) the Maid of the Mist and tour around the park. It was breathtaking. 
Zak and I had a great time. Matt, well. Not so much. He wasn't impressed with the whole adventure, and kept telling me, "it's just a waterfall". After watching the videos and learning the history of the falls, I really wanted to see someone try the barrel ride... hahaha! 
At night, the lights of the rainbow shine on the falls, and they are just as beautiful. I would really LOVE to go back during the winter and see them with snow and ice. I'm working on that. :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

There's No Place Like Home...

After spending the summer in Arkansas, I am so happy to be home! I love my family, but there's truly no place like home. I missed my bed, my car, my grocery store, my couch, my Apple TV, everything. It's really hard to be away from home for almost 3 months! I have cleaned for days, gone to Giant Eagle twice, gassed up both vehicles, and done laundry nonstop. BUT. I am so glad to be home.
I have started the job search, once again. Hopefully I will luck right in to one soon. Sooner than later. I have missed my job, and I am more than ready to be back at it!
I have a little more cleaning and a few more loads of laundry, then I will feel all caught up and ready to go!
I am sooo ready for Razorback Football. We have trips planned to make it back to Fayetteville several time this fall for games!

Summer Reading

I have spent a lot of time reading this summer! I LOVE to read and since I was able to take the summer off, that's exactly what I did! I started with the Bride Quartet... Fabulous books!

A set of 4 books about 4 best friends who own a wedding business. I really liked each book; they were easy reads and definately for a girly-girl!
I also really like Emily Giffin, and she has some great books out... Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Baby Proof. 

All of these are fabulous! I haven't seen Something Borrowed, but if the movie is anything like the book, I NEED to see it! I especially loved Baby Proof. At first I was a little skeptical, but it is a must read. 
I just finished Twenties Girl.

It was a little strange, but I enjoyed the read. I'm not a big fan of ghosts/ghost stories, but this book had a much deeper meaning... maybe even brought a little tear...
Up next is The Help. I have heard nothing but great things about this one, and I can't wait to get started. I am going to read it this weekend and be ready to see the movie in a few weeks!