Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's Been a Big Month

So, remember how I swore I was back to blogging and then I wasn't?!  Hahaha, fun times.

Luckily, I have a fun little story (that played out on twitter also, so sorry for the repeats) that happened yesterday, and I just couldn't not share it.

On Tuesday, I was headed to the salon for a little refresh on my highlights when I decided I needed a change.  Mostly because I wear a ponytail every.single.day and everybody was sick of seeing it.

 So I texted my husband - can I pull this off??


Obviously, I wasn't going to just ask him because his replies were basically - "who is this person?"  "Yeah, cut your hair if you feel like it.  I'm sure it'll be fine."    So, I tweeted about it.  All "I'm nervous, should I chop my hair?"

So, I listened to twitter, and chop chop chop.  It wasn't too drastic of a cut, but there's a definite difference.  The next morning, I put on my most-nude lipstick (it's not very nude) and attempted my best Caroline Stanbury selfie. 

And despite my pledge to be mostly-selfie-less on Instagram... I totally posted it.  I'm occasionally allowed to indulge, yes?


Despite the weird-ass look on my face (because I of course posted the outtake instead of the happier-looking photo), I was happy cause everyone was all "great hair" and that's not a compliment I get too often, so I take what I can get. 

A couple of hours later, Whitney tagged Caroline in the photo...  and lo and behold, 20 minutes later, Caroline herself posted a compliment on the photo.

A compliment from one of my favorite Ladies of London?!  Geesh, this whole social media thing just keeps getting better and better!

July 2014 - probably going to be the height of my social media career, yes?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My 15 Minutes

Just wanted to take a quick minute to document one of the highlights (or lowlights?) of my involvement in social media.  (Do I sound like a loser?  Don't answer that.)

On Wednesday, June 25th, I was just hanging out and watching the Today Show, as often happens in the morning when my husband is sleeping.

Lo and behold, 25 minutes into the show, my face pops up on the screen.  I'm not sure I even reacted because I was so confused.




Yep, I got my tweet read on the Today Show because I tweeted about the family who attempted to scam KFC for money for a little girl's medical expenses.

To be clear, I have nothing but pity for the sweet little girl.... however, I have nothing but disrespect for her family.

I can only imagine how much trouble all the employees were in that were accused of discriminating against the sweet girl.  I'm fairly sure that all of the minimum-wage workers who work in that location were probably in fear of losing their jobs over something that never even happened.  Raaaage.

Yep, my 15 minutes of fame.  Me and KFC.

Classic.

Monday, June 30, 2014

#SBwed: Month 9



Highs
  • Son of a monkey, this month went too dang fast.  Which is good and bad, I guess?  I'm starting to feel guilty because we have been SO terrible at documenting the days and months making up our first year of marriage.  The days are short, the years are long, and I don't have really any pictures of either.  #BloggerFail  
  • Mr. RH turned 25, once again reminding me that I robbed the cradle.  The next few months before my birthday in October are my favorite - because we are closer in age so therefore I feel young.  Right.  Exactly.  
  •  Eating a rainbow birthday cake like it's my job.

Lows
  •  The onset of warmer weather has brought the onset of hotter tempers in our house.  For about a week after it got warm, I think we argued about everything from how high the air conditioner should be cranked, what time each of us individually should be going to bed, what we were eating for any given meal... and on and on!  Luckily, our tempers seem to have adjusted to the warmer temps.  

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

5 Years Out

A couple of weeks ago, I had an absolute blast reminiscing during my five year college reunion.  FIVE. YEARS.

I seriously can remember graduation day like it was yesterday.... so I can't even begin to believe that it's been five years.

I'm not sure how you celebrate your college reunions... but at my alma mater, we celebrate by acting like freshman (or seniors?) again, moving into the dorms, and spend the whole weekend drinking, chatting, and eating.

It. was. wonderful.

We got to wander around campus, meet women who were attending their twentieth, thirtieth, and even a woman who was at her EIGHTY year college reunion.  WHAT.  (Yes, that would make her approximately 102 years old.)

Even 10 years after I first set foot on campus as a prospective student... I was blown away at how beautiful campus is.


We got to go up in that bell tower pictured (above)... and took the pic below.  You could see for miles all around!


I didn't take too many pictures because I was so busy laughing and chatting and drinking wine.  :)

We had time in the weekend to sneak in a bridal shower for the bride-to-be among us - she had NO idea it was happening, so that was a fun surprise!



I'm glad I got one pic of the former senior year roommates... I can still vividly remember laying on the floor late at night, pretending to do homework.


And I'm so glad we snapped a group shot after church on Sunday morning.  The time goes way, wayy too fast.


How has it been 5 years?


While I can't believe it's been FIVE years since I set foot on campus as a student... I have since met and married the love of my life... and lived SO much since then.

But when we're all together and laughing and hanging in an ancient dorm room - I think I would go back in a heartbeat. 

SMC Forever.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ikea or Bust.

It's not like I've got a backlog of posts or anything, but back in APRIL, my three BFF's and I packed up #BFFbaby and headed to Ohio on an IKEA pilgrimage.

We had a long list of items for family and friends... and in the end we probably should have rented a giant RV... but we made it work in a big big pickup truck.

But first... we made a pit stop in Jeffersonville, OH at a giant outlet mall.  We didn't arrive till late afternoon on a Sunday, so we had to supermarket-sweep through all our choice stores. 

And then our littlest shopper pooped out, so I was basically in heaven with a heavy baby in my arms.  WEEP.  She's so much bigger than this now!


We spent the night near IKEA, and packed up our truck in an absolute DOWNPOUR.  There were some construction folks at the hotel who were QUITE concerned that four girls in dresses (and a baby) were strapping a tarp to the back of a truck in the pouring rain.  Hot mess!

Luckily, the rain stopped right as we pulled in, and we were off to the races.  


We snapped a quick group photo - and yes, we're all a little rain-rough.. and it was off to the show room!


We let the little monkey sample the goods... she liked it.


I think the pic below might be one of my favorites of #BFFbaby.  I love how she's lounging! 


I found some really essential items that I wasn't really sure why they were selling...


And we created a cocoon in a cart when our littlest shopper pooped out... she napped in there for a couple hours.  I won't even tell you how many times we walked around an aisle and said, "wait, where's the cart?!?"  You know, the important one carrying a tiny human.


After approximately 6 hours of shopping till we drop - it was time for the ultimate task of loading up the car.  



Everybody thought we were nuts, but we managed to load up our ride and then cover it with a tarp because there were strong storms forecasted our entire drive home.  LUCKILY, we didn't get a drop of rain and made it home in one piece. 

And then it took me over a month to put all the IKEA stuff away and together.  Which, according to my husband is FOREVER ... I bet there are plenty of IKEA boxes in garages all over the country - un-assembled.

IKEA is always such a fun trip when I bring my BFFs... I'm trying to convince my husband to make a pilgrimage with me in July.... bad idea?

Happy Monday!

 
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