Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hayden-Hurt Wedding

I went home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Sept 19 weekend for my dear friends Leigh & Luke's wedding. This wedding was 8 1/2 yrs in the making! I know, crazy, but they have been dating since we were 21, and are just the happiest couple ever. I couldn't be happier for them.
The ceremony...
The cake...

Some of my very best friends and roommates, I just adore them.
Traci, Leigh, & Aubree (she is 7 months pregnant with baby Bunyard)


The bride and me.
What a GREAT weekend! Congrats friends, I love you guys!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bathroom MINI makeover

Rick thought I was nuts to want to waste any time on our bathroom since he has plans to completely remodel it soon, but I just HAD to pull that wallpaper down (I know you wanted to do it so bad Traci!!). Well I did, and it was easy as pie. It took me all of 5 min. It just pretty much fell off the wall, and when it did.....
I got a big laugh!! The ocean scene was so detailed, it was a trip. I got so tickled. So I got out the primer and attempted to cover it with one coat, then another, then the basic white paint, and you can still see a tiny bit of the aqua but only if you look real hard. I decided not to do a 4th coat of paint since it is only temporary. I hung a few of my Walter Anderson prints (a FABULOUS artist from my hometown, click HERE to see or purchase his art), and added a simple white rug from Target, and BAM! we have a new bathroom. I was so impressed at what a difference this all made, Rick.....not so much. Not bad for a day's work.

Old dog = NO new tricks

I was in the back of the house washing my face getting ready for bed, went to tell Rick and Lilly good night, and found this:
Rick TRYING to teach Lilly to shake. She is clearly uninterested. This lesson was very unsuccessful. I guess the old saying is true....You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I GOT A J-O-B!!!! FINALLY!!!! Most important it is a job I am excited about, and can't wait to start!!! I will be doing marketing for 4 locations, Destin, FL, Jackson, MS, and 2 in Birmingham. Mostly I will focus on increasing the catering business, so don't forget Mellow Mushroom for your catering needs. I start Monday, so everyone wish me luck!! Oh, and thanks to everyone that helped encourage me over the past months of unemployment, and let me know of any opportunities you heard of, I REALLY appreciate it all.

P.S. I think Rick and my mom are just as excited as I am, if not more!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Last lake weekend before football....

We headed to the McKibbin Lake house for what is known in the south as the last weekend of summer before FOOTBALL season and your weekends are consumed by the game. As usual we had a great time with great friends. As you can see from the pics, my little boyfriend Alex was the life of the party. Enjoy the pics.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thoughts on this painting?

It was Rick's great, great grandfather's, so he is pretty attached. Do you think that a new frame and matting would help?


The plaid couches are OUT!!!! I could not be more excited!!!! WOOHOOO!! I have been waiting on this for a long time. I had a really nice red couch and Rick wouldn't have it in our living room, so I sold it, and this is what we kept.
WOW, I know. Well finally we agreed on a new couch and love seat. I am THRILLED!!! There are still a lot of things that need to be done around the house, but this is a HUGE improvement. It is amazing how much furniture can change a house. Here is the love seat.
As you can see Lilly loves the new couch too!! Rick says it made her more lazy than she already was to begin with.

So what do you guys think????

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Surprise Kitty

Friday before last, was another birthday celebration. My old roommate Katherine turned 30, and her husband threw her a surprise gathering at Rogue Tavern here in Bham. We had a great time visiting, and seeing everyone we felt like we had not seen in forever since we have been so busy. Happy Birthday KITTY!