Monday, September 26, 2011

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge - Day 6

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge

Linking up with Neely and Amber again!  Day 6 of the Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge is all about my favorite Fall TV shows!  I love Fall TV; and can't wait to enjoy all of the following shows this year:
Watched this show last week, and I thought it was pretty cute!

This show is so inspiring!

This show is classic, and will always be one of my favorites!

Pretty excited about adding a drama to my show list!

Possibly my favorite reality show!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show!

I think this show is perfect for people my age!  Can't wait to watch the 2nd episode!

Project 365 - Week 22

Sunday, September 18, 2011 -- Zoey Cheering on the Titans

Monday, September 19, 2011 -- Making Mom's Meatloaf

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 -- Making Nutella 'Smores

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 -- Loving My New Erin Condren Planner

Thursday, September 22, 2011 -- Finally Watched Something Borrowed 
Friday, September 23, 2011 -- Date Night with My Beau!

Saturday, September 24, 2011 -- Kat's Birthday Celebration!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge - Day 5

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge

Even though I am over 48 hours late in posting this, but I always live by the philosphy of Better Late Than Never...especially with blogging!

Today topic is things I am looking forward to about fall.  Here is my list:

1.  All the beautiful leaves!!!!!  I love driving to East Tennessee this time of year!

2.  EVERYTHING pumpkin flavored!  There is nothing better than that flavor, but it only tastes good during the months of September, October, and November.  =)

3.  The new Fall TV shows!  I know, I know, they've already started, but since I'm as far behind on my DVR as I am in blogging, it's as if they haven't even started for me!

4.  Life slowing down a little bit...I feel like Spring and Summer are such busy times of year for me, so it's always nice when things slow down a little bit this time of year.

What about you?  What are your favorite things about fall?  Head over to Neely's and Amber's blogs and link up!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's OK Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays

So, this is the first time I've ever linked up with Amber and Neely for this fun blog topic, but since I've been doing their Fall Blog Challenge, I thought I'd go ahead and give this a shot, too.  So, without further ado...It's OK...

...if I have been saving up all of my Weight Watcher Bonus Points this week because my beau is taking me to Ruth's Chris for a yummy dinner tomorrow night!

...if I got so angry this afternoon that my Garmin seems to be broken that I turned the car around, came home, and didn't run!

...if I took a half day off work today to get my hair did!  Trust me...waiting another week was NOT an option! have a love/hate relationship with my organizational skills!  It makes it really hard to relax EVER, but it's also amazing when everything is in it's place! wish that Zoey could sleep in the bed with me...I know it's a completely horrible idea to get this started, but she's such a cuddler. love the way I look with a spray tan more than I do with a natural tan! be so flippin' thankful that tomorrow is Friday!  I NEED a weekend in the WORST way!

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge - Day 4

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge

Day 4 of the Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge is all about decorating for fall and I'm a little embarrassed about this one...I have never been very good at decorating for any time of year other than Christmas.  I'm more of a "figure out what you like and leave it that way" kinda girl.  However, one thing I definitely want to decorate with this fall is Mums.  Here is a little inspiration that I found on none other than Pinterest.
These are definitely my favorite colored Mums!

Love all the different colors!

So Creative!

This looks a little like Spring to me, but that makes me happy, too!
What are your favorite fall decorations?  Head over to Amber and Neely's blogs to link up!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge - Days 2 and 3

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge

Since I missed yesterday's Blog Challenge, I decided to catch up with 2 days at once.  Hopefully, I can stay caught up the rest of the week, but I am making no promises.  =)

Day 2 was all about Fall Fashion and Trends...Well, here are a few of the things I am loving this fall...or at least things I would LOVE to have in my closet right now!
Love, love, love this Bomber Jacket!

Wearing skirts, boots, and no tights is one of my favorite looks for fall!

So glad these flowy sweaters are still in this fall!

LOVE all this green!
I would also be the happiest girl in Nashville if I were to get a pair of these:
Something tells me I may need to settle for the knock-off version that I'm sure Target will come out with!
Day 3 of the Blog Challenge is about your Halloween plans or Halloween memories.  I'll be honest, Halloween is my LEAST favorite holiday of the year (I know, I know, shoot me), so I don't really have any plans so far for Halloween.  I will say that I've had a couple of fun costumes in the past...including:
A few years ago my girl friends and I went as the Deal or No Deal girls!
My favorite costume of all time...Jon and Kate + 8!
Head over to Amber or Neely's blog and link up!

Fall's Favorite Finds Blog Swap

One of my favorite bloggers, Caroline at Simply Smithwick, along with Molly at The Fuschia News and Mateya at The Best is Yet to Come have decided to do a Fall Blog Swap!  I am so excited about this and can't wait to see who I get paired up with!

There's still time to register if you are interested in joining, so definitely head over to one of their blogs and sign up!

Weekend Updates!

Well, as you probably have already realized from my absence for the last week or so, it has DEFINITELY been a busy one!  However, because I like to keep this blog as a little chronicle for myself, I decided I'd like to go back and do a quick summary of the last 2 weekends!

Since Patrick's mom was coming to town a couple of Saturdays ago, my beau and I decided to have a little date night the Friday night before she arrived...problem is, I was EXHAUSTED, so our romantic little date quickly turned into a low key night at my favorite dirty Mexican restaurant, Las Palmas!  Yep, that's right, margaritas all around.  It was still really nice to spend some QT with my favorite person.

On Saturday, I was up pretty early to head to for that!  However, after work, I headed back over to Patrick's house to see his mom...she also decided to make one of my FAVORITE dishes that she makes - Pho! It was amazing!

Sunday morning was spent doing a few things around the house, having lunch with Patrick and his mom, and playing in our kickball tournament (we lost...sad).  After kickball, we ended the weekend with a low key night out for dinner, and then quickly got ready for work the next day...

On this past Friday night, I had some "Melissa Time."  I decided it was the perfect night for a pedicure.  I'm not sure if that was really the best pedicure I've ever had, or if I was just simply exhausted and therefore, decided to take full advantage, but it was wonderful!

On Saturday morning, my beau and I attended the wedding of our friends' Jeremy and Jeni.  It was a beautiful ceremony, and we had a great time.  Because this was Patrick's mom's final weekend in town, we decided to head back to his house to hang out with her and watch the UT/FL game.  THIS, by the way, is the way we feel about Florida:
Such a sad day for my UT Vols...that's okay though...we'll pull it back together!
On Sunday, Patrick decided to have a little get together for some of his good friends and his mom.  It was a fun time with some of my favorite food that his mom makes:  Fried Rice and Egg Rolls!  YUMMY!

All in all, these last 2 weekends have been nice and relaxing...It was definitely necessary with all the running around I have been doing lately!  What have you been up to?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge - Day 1

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge

Since it seems as though I haven't blogged in AGES, I decided to kick start the ole blog by linking up with Neely and Amber and their Fall Blog Challenge.  Day 1 is all about Fall Traditions.  Here are a few of mine:

UT Football Games -- Every year in the fall, I always love to go to a Tennessee Football game.  There is something about the atmosphere that just screams fall to me.  I mean, really...what is there not to love about all this orange?
Arrington Vineyards -- This beautiful vineyard is about 30 minutes outside of Nashville, and tons of fun every year.  A group of our friends always take a picnic, some wine, and stuff to make smores and just enjoy a beautiful fall evening!  Here are a couple of pics from last year:
Me with my Beau at the Entrance! 
The Whole Group at Alysia's Birthday!
Titans Football Games -- Just like I always like to go see a Vols game every year, I also like to attend at least one Titans game.  These games are also tons of fun, but a completely different atmosphere than college games.  Definitely one of my favorite Sunday activities!

Fantasy Football -- Yes, I thought I might as well keep up with the football theme!  A few years ago, I decided to start an All Girls Fantasy Football League so that I could follow along with Patrick as he watched all the games.  Well, it has quickly become a bit of an obsession...for example, right now I am keeping my eye on the Monday night game to see if I stand a chance at winning this week's matchup!  You should definitely check it out if you like football AT ALL!

And, finally, my favorite...Fall Trips -- If you haven't noticed, yet, my beau and I love to travel together.  We always like to take a small trip every fall and this year is no different!  In late October, we are heading to beautiful Jamaica!  I can't wait to just lay by the pool for a few days and enjoy some warmer weather right in the middle of fall!

Project 365 - Week 20 & 21

Sunday, September 4, 2011 -- Zoey and Peppermint Hanging Out

Monday, September 5, 2011 -- Franklin Classic 5K

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 -- Dinner Club at Watermark
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 -- Trying to Drink More Water
Thursday, September 8, 2011 -- Zoey Graduates from Pet Training
Friday, September 9, 2011 -- Love Mexican Night!

Saturday, September 10, 2011 -- Staying up Late Cleaning!

Sunday, September 11, 2011 -- Zoey Playing in the Sand
Monday, September 12, 2011 -- My View for the Week  =(

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 -- I LOVE Getting Packages at Work

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 -- All Packed for the Gym!

Thursday, September 15, 2011 -- Finally Watching the Big Brother Finale

Friday, September 16, 2011 -- Post 9/15 Pedicure

Saturday, September 17, 2011 -- Attending a Wedding with My Beau