Friday, October 9, 2009

yay fall!

even though it doesn't feel much like fall outside i am still so excited that it is here! i have all of decorations out in the house and new this year since we have a yard i get to decorate outside as well! i have the cutest fall wreath hanging on the door, little roundtop pumpkins in the yard and my candy bowl is full for our little trick or treaters from the neighborhood that will be knocking on our door come oct. 31st...can not wait! i am also going to attempt to make this beautiful pumpkin topiary i found in southern living this weekend...YAY FALL is here!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

love those deens

so i found this recipe a few weeks ago while reading the chron.

my friend LB and i tried it last monday and it was SOO good and easy! i was unaware that the deen's could make anything without a vat of butter, but this is actually quite a healthy meal! i highly recommend trying it out...i scratched the greens to put the mixture on top of as i can not stand a soggy green... ;) Enjoy!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

plant nanny

i have a total black thumb and i think i have found something that may help...these wine bottle nannies are not only much cuter than those horrible colored globe things on the infomercials but a great way to recycle all of those wine bottles after wine wednesday! all you have to do is fill up a wine bottle with water insert into the terra cotta stake and voila! your plants are constantly watered! i just ordered a set of 4 and can't wait to use them.

Friday, June 26, 2009

fathers day...


Mr. G on working the tiller...


after 2

we were so lucky that derek's dad and his wife were willing to come help make the side yard of our house look MUCH better on the super HOT saturday before we celebrated fathers day in their pool! :) above are some pics of before, during, and after! THANK YOU!!!! now if we could just get some rain!


So, I was just taking look at my favorite wedding photographer's blog and came across her post of my bridals!! :) thought I would share!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

the humble abode

yay! in just a few short weeks we will be moving into our new home! we can not wait...a yard, extra bedrooms, SPACE!! it will be sooo wonderful! now all we have to do is make it through the next few weeks in boxes! more pics of the inside to come! :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

cha cha slide

happy monday!!
this is my all time favorite commercial! it cracks me up everytime! hopefully it will cheer up your case of the mondays...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

paulie's cookies


these cookies are not only adorable, but delicious! you can call in your order and kathy and her staff will make her yummy shortbread cookies into an assortment of shapes they offer or you can have a custom order made with any shape/size/color you prefer! they also have a super cute cafe to grab a quick, just as delicious, lunch at as well!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

custom initial necklaces


my dad's wife cassandra made these beautiful necklaces for all of my bridesmaids and myself to wear for my wedding and now she is selling them to the public!! they are such wonderful gifts for mom, sister, or friend! she is up and running on ebay now or you can email me with any orders you'd like. they come in 14k gold or sterling silver and you can choose any font you would like hand engraved on them!

the find...

Pull for Kids Volunteers Needed!
17th Annual
Pull for Kids Classic

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Pull for Kids Classic - our biggest event of the year - is bringing "Studio 25" to Houston! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Are you looking for a great way to volunteer and still have a blast? We are in need of lots of volunteers for the Pull for Kids - specifically in the party set-up and auction. Please indicate which volunteer job and shift(s) you would like. Visit our volunteer page for more details and to sign-up, reply directly to

Visit the Pull for Kids page to get more information as well as see our latest auction items!

Monday, April 20, 2009

tara's senior pictures

so i can barely believe my little sister is graduating from high school in just over a month and heading to tech in the fall! i am so proud of her and have to show her off! take a look at her beautiful pictures here!

<= this is one of my faves!

honney moon!!!!

Here are the long awaited pics from our fabulous honeymoon in PV!! We had such a wonderful time and LOVED Casa Velas where we stayed! :) While we were there we did some site seeing, a night cruise, had fabulous dinners, played golf, "spa-dayed" it up and best of all we got some much needed rest and relaxation all by our lonesomes! At one of the dinners the staff made us a special dessert that said Happy Honeymoon on it and they spelled honey - honney - which made us laugh so hard and is officially what we will always refer to that special time in our life as! :)

our first micheladas

dinner on the beach during sunset


view from our terrace - our own plunge pool

le kliff

the beach club


on the nite cruise

wedding video!!

we recieved our wedding video over the weekend! its super cute of everyone and it was so great to see all the little things we missed! :) this is a snippit of it!
we are having the full version edited with a few of our tweaks, but stay tuned as we will have a viewing party soon...hopefully in our new house! :)

coconut greeting??

had to share this!...super neat invite my boss just recieved for a 40th birthday luau party! the pics on the site don't do it justice! they are soo cute!

Coconut Greeting

such a cute idea for a fun summer party/destination wedding!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

wedding pics!!

we cant wait to see ALL the pics, but stacy from sms photography has put a few GREAT ones here on her blog! enjoy! :)