Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Date Night

Date nights are my favorite. I love getting out of the house and spending some time with my man. :) Last night, Matt had a hair appointment at Crocker Park's Charles Scott. Since Anthony Vince is right next door, I couldn't resist a pedi!

After all the primping.... we walked down to Brio. It is an amazing restaurant, and we haven't eaten there in forever! Matt had a fettucini something (oops) and I had sweet potato and chicken risotto. Heavenly. We also shared a bottle of Chianti... yummy :) And, of course, we had a chocolate molten cake with gelato. It was nice to get out during the week- no waiting or reservations needed.
We were enjoying ourselves so much, I didn't even think to take our picture! :(  Next time...

Monday, September 26, 2011

I heart Fall

Everything about it.
The weather. Football. The clothes. My hair. Boots. Sweaters. Hoodies. Candles. MY BIRTHDAY! 
Fall has always been my favorite. I love fall decorations for my house! Pumpkins and apples, cider and hot chocolate, routine, scarecrows, games every weekend, Halloween, Thanksgiving, food, mums, and my birthday. :) 
I love those mornings when there is a frost on the ground, but the temps get to 65 during the day; the days where flip flops are gone, but it isn't quite freezing yet.

I also love getting birthday surprises in the mail. Just today I received:
$20 off purchase at White House Black Market
$10 off purchase at Victoria's Secret
$15 off purchase at The Limited
$20 off purchase at Vera Bradley
ALL just because it's my birthday :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Birthday Wishes...

My birthday is right around the corner, and I have a long list of wishes :)
These Toms are AWESOME!!

Razorback Colors :)

And I am totally loving these sunglasses from BR...
(And I really do NEED a new pair.... ;))

I also LOVE this Fossil watch. Stylish and reasonable.

Fall candles are my favorite (and I haven't bought any this year)
(Looks like there's a coupon!!)

Victoria's Secret has some of the cutest Razorback (and Browns) lounge wear... and I LOVE VS gift cards. :)
I have been printing recipes out left and right, but they are just stacked on the coffee table. I found this recipe book that I would love to have. How cute is this?

If y'all can't tell, I LOVE my birthday! :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Go Razorbacks!

We are all decked out in our Razorback gear and ready to go! GO HOGS!!!

LOVE Saturdays in the fall :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Sometimes I am overwhelmed with people not minding their own business! Ha! Matt and I have been married for almost 2.5 years, and we are so happy with the way our lives are. So, when we are constantly asked, "when are y'all going to start a family?", my response is this: "We started our family on May 16, 2009, when we tied the knot". Okay. I know this sounds crazy to some of you, but we are in NO rush to have a baby. Of course we want children and a big house and yard for them to play in, but for now, we want us. We want to be able to travel and enjoy each other and be able to "fly by the seats of our pants". We both feel like the most important thing about having kids is being able to take care of them, so we want to save up and be able to provide for them the best we can. Once Matt finishes law school and we are settled back in Arkansas with a home and solid careers, I'm sure baby fever will hit. But until then, we are going to enjoy each other and take it all in! :)

In the mean time, we get to enjoy these precious faces when we are back home! Oh, the cuteness.
Photography by Jennifer Goodman

Sunday, September 18, 2011

TV Premiere Week

I am so excited! This week kicks off all the new (and old) TV shows, and Matt and I LOVE TV! We watch just about everything... haha! Here are some of our favorites:
2.5 Men... excited about Ashton!
How I Met Your Mother
Big Bang Theory
The Good Wife- LOVE Julianna Margulies
Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice
The Mentalist
Body of Proof
House- probably Matt's fave

We have more on our list, but these are the must-see shows for us!
There are a few new shows we are gonna try out...
A Gifted Man
Up All Night
The Playboy Club
New Girl
I know all of these shows won't get picked up, but it's always fun to see which ones make it! :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weekend Recap

We had a nice, relaxing weekend... Slept in Saturday and watched some football before catching a movie and dinner. We saw Contagion with Matt Damon (love.), and it was okay. I think I liked it more that Matt.

After the movie, we had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Menaro's. It's a family-owned Italian place, and it is amazing! Luckily, we discovered it soon after we moved here, so we have gotten to enjoy it and it has become a go-to. Yummy :)
Sunday, we stayed in and watched football and 9.11 specials all day!
I am continuing the job search this week... it's never-ending. Hopefully, I will find something soon!
Have a great week!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Nine Eleven

It was my first year in high school, and I was in Coach Bray's 2nd period health class when the buzz started. I listened to the teachers and administrators talk about these mysterious planes, but no one seemed to know any real details. I walked into my 3rd period French class, and the television was on the news, so I knew something big was going on. We watched the first plane crash into the tower and listened as they reported about terrorist attacks in our country. By the end of that class, WMHS was dismissed due to bomb threats on the school. Everyone was in a panic. I gathered my things and bolted out to the back parking lot. I called my mom and a bunch of my friends and moms went to lunch. At this point, no one really knew what had happened or what was to come...
I had only been to NYC once, and it was March 2001. I couldn't believe we had just been there and shopped and dined in the WTC. I couldn't believe terrorist were attacking us.

The rest of that day, I spent glued to the TV learning about the other crashes at the Pentagon and in the field in Pennsylvania.
I can't believe it has been 10 years since this happened. Since the attacks, I have visited NYC 3 times. Matt and I saw ground zero and toured the museum for the victims of 9.11, and it seemed so surreal.

These pictures were taken when we were there in 2008. I know a lot more progress has been made since then, and we plan to visit the new Freedom Towers when they are complete! 
Thousands of lives were taken that day, the whole country was affected, and so many heroes were made. We are so lucky to live in a place where, when tragedy strikes, differences are put aside and we are able to come together as a country and fight back. 
Thank you to all the firefighters, medics, and servicemen and women who work to protect our country every day. You are appreciated so much!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


This is the best time of the year in Cleveland. It is beautiful. The highs are low 70's and the lows are high 50's. It seems like we have had more rain this year, but it should be gone within the next week or so and the weather will be perfect.. until about the beginning of November, then it gets COLD! But for now, I love it! I have to wear a sweater if we go out at night and flip flop days are becoming few and far between, and the breeze off the lake makes it feel a bit cooler than it really is. Matt made our first batch of apple cider the other night... Yum :) 
This is what we use, and it is sooo good! Aspen Cider Spices... add apple juice and heat on stove! Nothing is better on a cold night than my blanket, apple cider, football on TV, and my Matt. ;) 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Loves

The Razorbacks
The South
Jeremy, Jax, and Emily
Sweet Tea
My Mac & iPhone
Red Sox
Red Wine
Banana Republic
Life Planner
The Young and the Restless
Diet Coke
Bobbi Brown

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My First VLOG

I am trying something new today... YAY! I have decided to do the Accent Vlog that's floating around blog land.  So... here it is!

The instructions are to say these words:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught
And answer these questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you use to change the TV channel?
We have changed our plans... AGAIN. Things have been calming down in our world, so we ARE going to Fayetteville to see the HOGS play football Saturday!