Sunday, June 26, 2011

Swap Party

Catching up on my blog reading today, I stumbled across As much as I love thrift shopping, I can’t believe I have never come across this before.  The girls over at Swapaholics hosted a Swap Party in Austin, Tx back in march. From my research, I didn’t find any information on any Swaps having been or to be held here in our area. 
The more I read today, I thought “Why couldn’t I host one for all of my friends here in Houston!?!” As much as all of my friends love fashion, I think it would be fun to host a swap party!!  Also, what a great way to save money and get some great new additions to your wardrobe. 
Would anyone be interested? 
If so, I will start working on organizing a swap Party. Not only would it be a great time to socialize but, you’d also get to leave with fabulous new clothes, shoes and accessories, without the cost of a day of shopping. 
Basic Concept: Bring a bag of clothing, shoes and/or accessories, leave with a bag of clothes, shoes and/or accessories. If you only bring 5 items, you still get to fill your bag as full as you can get it.  
Leave me a comment if you’re in the area and would be interested in attending. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hair-do Friday!

So Lauren Conrad has started a new beauty site.
It has some pretty awesome tutorials on hair styles, and all things beauty. 
I’m loving this hair-do! 
Think I’ll give it a try this weekend! 
Also check out this tutorial for an easy everyday wave! 

I’m looking forward to this weekend, We are having a shrimp boil saturday, and I’m going to try to re-finish my book-shelf (before and after to come). 
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My inspiration today!

For a year now, I have driven by this door step on my way to work and admired it! It is on the front of a beautiful brick building on Austin Street, Downtown Houston. Day after day, I say, "One day I am going to take a picture of that door!"
Today I was a little early, so I decided to stop and take a picture! Finally! It is so beautiful! I love how even something as simple as a beautiful door step makes you thankful for the many many blessings of God!!
Hope you find inspiration in the beautiful things today! Hope everyone has a blessed day!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Friday!

I love me a good cheeseburger and fries!!
Did you know this month is National Burger Month?!? AWESOME!!
You should definitely check out Hubcap Grill!!!!
It was named one of Houston's best Burger places!!
It is delicious!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Being a mom, wife and cook

My weekly menu
I never imagined trying to balance being a mom, a wife, full-time employee and housekeeper/cook would be so hard. I always imagine how things are going to go when I get home from work… I will cook this awesome meal, do five loads of laundry, play with the baby, give myself a manicure, unpack 10 boxes, and then go to bed. Ha-ha. Nice dream, huh?
By the time I drag myself in the door from work, around six, the only thought on my mind … laying down in my bed and sleeping for 24 hours. I start letting myself get overwhelmed and worked up when I think about everything that needs to be done and give myself a hard time, when I don’t accomplish everything I had planned to. I am realizing that it is ok, if I don’t do the 100 things that are on my list, in one night. My number one problem is this: if I sit down when I walk in the door, I WILL NOT, get up the rest of the evening. Since I had Macelyn, cooking has flown out the window. I just don’t have the energy. But in an effort to save money and be frugal, I am determined to get past this foggy feeling and get back into the habit of cooking.
Start small, I’m telling myself. So goal number 1, do not sit down when I get home. Goal number 2, only complete one or two tasks per evening, save the big stuff for the weekend.
My big goal for this week… planning out a menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, preparing breakfast and lunch the night before, and cooking dinner every night. I feel like if I can get organized in this area, it might help everything else fall into place. I made my list for the next two weeks, and went to H-E-B last night. I have lots of healthy and delicious meals planned and am excited to get back into the routine of cooking again.
I found a new app on my iPhone that has a ton of really good recipes. I’m excited to try some new combinations. I’ll keep you all posted on how they turn out.
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