“…pure randomness.”

9 Sep

Remember that time I said I would be better about posting this year and it turns out I am a total liar?  I do.  And I am so ashamed.  It is like I blinked and literally half of the year is gone!! Where did it go?

Let’s see….there was:

I had Another Abnormal Pre-Skin Cancer Spot Removed


Horrible to have stitches in the crease of your hip…not ideal for sitting…

Gina’s Bachelorette Party in Cancun, Mexico


Gina’s Bridal Shower


Hosted this at my house with the other Bridesmaids and Gina’s Mom

Flooding in Houston


This is in our neighborhood one evening then the next morning

Gina & Kevin’s Wedding


Such a beautiful wedding.  Love Gina and Kevin to pieces!

Our Trip to Africa


Absolutely the best trip ever.  I want to go back right now! (I will post a more detailed blog, possibly multiple blogs, about our amazing experiences in Africa.)

We Bought a Boat

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Our new boat (Joseph seems to think it’s just his boat) and the fish we’ve caught on it.  Notice Joseph’s and Gina’s large Red Fish and Mom’s massive trout…Yes my fish is tiny but it was the first trout ever caught on the boat so it had to be documented…and no, I didn’t keep it.  It would’ve been bait before it was a keeper….

My 10-Year High School Reunion


Go Wildkats! C/O 2006!

Trips to the Lake House


Spitting Watermelon seeds and fishing with Uncle Joseph

Work Trip + CrossFit Games in California


Had to take a work trip to California so Korey, Neva, and Gina decided to go with me so we could go to the Crossfit Games and support #TeamDensity and Crossfit Overtake!

The Olympics


We had 2 sets of Beer Olympics this year.  One at Zachapalooza (Zach’s birthday weekend) with Teams Texit, South Africa, Jamaica, and Native Americans and One at Neva and Korey’s with Teams Germany, South Africa (year we reused, don’t judge me), Brazil, and Jamaica and we can’t forget the USA Ref who took his role very seriously…

Flooding in Louisiana


One of my co-workers and I drove 50 storage bins to three members of our team that had their homes destroyed by the flooding in Louisiana. The devastation was so sad.  If you can donate something, anything, many people are still in need of a lot of items.  

Sooooo many birthdays


Big Kat, Neva, Kaitlyn, Paige, Joseph, Me, Chloe, Jessica, and Gina….and these are just the ones I caught on camera…

and all kinds of random things in between.


Mom adopted a dog that found her and named her Lady, we did a Walk for Autism Awareness, Bald Eagles apparently visit our neighborhood, our friend Tanner Kloven got a radio station gig and you can listen to him on 103.7 KVIL if you live in Dallas or on the Radio.com app, Chloe had a dance recital and sooo many more events that I just don’t have pictures of…

I know I say this alllll the time but I really am going to try to be better about posting more often.  I used to post during my lunch break but now that I work through lunch, I can’t do that anymore.  I will figure something out and get better!  Thanks for sticking with me! Love you guys!

Wedding Wednesday

4 Nov

If you are like a lot of brides I know, you may be having trouble deciding on colors for your wedding.  I mean, essentially it sets the them for the entire event so it is a pretty big deal to most brides.

Luckily, my friends at Wedding Paper Divas have just the tool to help make your decision fun and stress-free!

Wedding color inspiration can come from anywhere – your favorite colors, the season, the venue’s backdrop, or just browsing the web.  For the latter, look no further than this helpful Wedding Colors Finder from Wedding Paper Divas.  They’ve compiled more than 150 custom color schemes with helpful filters based on color and season so you can easily browse and find your best match! Check out these favorites from their Fall Wedding Color Palettes!

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So, where did you find your color scheme inspiration?

“…pure randomness.”

15 Sep

First things first.  Do you Skimm?

No, I am not talking about the little, thin board you use on the beach.  I am talking about THE SKIMM.  It’s wonderful.  If you are like me and have no time to read long articles about everything going on in the world or get to work too early for the morning news and enjoy nice, light-hearted chuckles, then the Skimm is for you.

If you want to get a daily weekday newsletter sent to your email to keep you up to date on the world around you, click –> Link to Share the Skimm.


Have you experienced the perfection that is YETI?  Joseph and I have a couple of their coolers which are great – heavy as hell even when they are empty but keep ice for days.  Well they also have cups and koozies.  AND THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!  I went to the mall the other day, during midday, aka the hottest time of the day.  I was in there for two hours and came back out to this…

Yeti Cup

Yes, that is ice that hasn’t even begun to melt in Texas summer heat for 2 hours!

How have I lived my life without one of these cups?  I guess with nasty, hot water – BUT NOT ANYMORE!  They are expensive for cups and koozies ($29.99 each for the koozie and 20oz cup and $39.99 for the 30 oz cup) but they are seriously worth every penny.  I can honestly say there are few things that I enjoy more in the world than waking up in the middle of the night or early in the morning and reaching over to my water and it being ice-cold.  So much satisfaction in the little things, am I right?

Has anyone else taken the plunge into investing in this great invention?  I bet you don’t regret it, do you?


Speaking of being at the mall for two hours….

I was getting my hair cut.

Before and After Million Dollar Hair Cut

Before and After Million Dollar Hair Cut

Please excuse the before picture.  My hair was so long it was hard to get it all into a selfie and I was concentrating so hard I forgot to smile.  I hadn’t gotten my hair cut in over a year (insert panicky horror noises from all you beauty queens) and I quickly remembered why.  Including my tip, the shampoo, cut, and style was over $100. $100!!! Do you know how many Yeti cups I could buy with that?!  Really only 2-3 depending on the size but that’s more than ONE hair cut! – not to mention the Yeti cups would last me literally FOREVER because they are Yeti.  Don’t get me wrong, I liked my cut (which is hard to tell from all the country curling she did so I wasn’t sure if I liked it until after I washed it and styled it on my own at home) but that price is just ridiculous.  I know not everywhere is that expensive but at least she didn’t ridicule me for not having been to get it cut in a while which I literally get everywhere, every year…when I get my annual hair cut…


Is it a problem that my dog gets more hair cuts than me?  Nah.  He is way cuter.




Well, I am keeping it short and sweet this time because I have lots of things going on but I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!  Is it Thursday yet??

The first 5 days after the weekend are usually the hardest…

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