Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hump Day!

I know I've been majorly slacking lately.. but it's summer, and I've been busy with projects, enjoying time outside, and of course obsessing over Euro 2012. (Germany is so going all the way!) I'm actually watching a game as I type, at work, yeah that's how I roll.

Anyway. I have been pretty busy working on some projcts and hitting up garage sales scavenging for new finds to continue the projects. I should have some new pics up over on the Ruffles and Lace Facebook page after this weekend. I'll try to post some here too, but you should definitely head over there and check them out! Bel and I have been looking at some upcoming shows for a while now and will be posting about those in the near future as well. There are some possible major changes ahead and I'm very excited about the possibilites the future holds for us.

On a different note, next week is the 4th of July! I hope everyone has something fun planned that involves the outdoors. I know it's BRUTALLY hot around here, but the evenings really aren't too bad. I'll be heading to the pool with my pal Candy and then having a bbq/get together at her house that evening. I can't wait, it's going to be super fun! If only we had more than one day off, then it would be majorly awesome. I made some homemade, well semi-homemade (Sandra Lee anyone?) sangria last weekend and it was pretty yummy, but I'm thinking I might go all the way and make a completely homemade batch for the 4th. We'll see though. I need to find a good recipe to make as well. I'll have to figure that out between painting projects this weekend.

Does anyone use Photoshop? I'm thinking about getting a pen tablet that will connect to my laptop and be able to do a lot of fun stuff with and possibily a photoshop program to go with it. However, they're all so freaking expensive! I need some input on the big versions versus the elements version and such. Obviously, I'm going to research it, but if anyone has any knowledge on any of the programs it would be greatly appreciated. :)

Ok, I have to concentrate on this game. Portugal and Spain are going into over time and could possibly going into PK's. So exciting!!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How is it only Tuesday?

I've had to remind myself countless times that today is in fact Tuesday.  How can it only be Tuesday?! It seems like this week has been forever long, and we're only 2 days into it. So not cool.

I've been trying to catch up on normal things lately since Trade Days is over. I spent so many days/nights leading up to it working on projects and then getting everything ready for it that I really didn't do anything besides that. So this past weekend was great. I watched my boys, the USMNT, (or the U.S. Men's National Team for those not in the know) Friday night. They kicked some major ass, it was great! Saturday morning I went to the gym and then headed to the new outdoor shooting range here in the ville. It is a pretty awesome place. I spent about an hour out there with my dad just shooting, it was a lot of fun! Next time we're hitting up the rifles :)

Since I was already in my workout clothes and had just spent an hour hanging out in the middle of gun powder, I dicided it would be a fine time to clean my house. Let me just say, I know most people don't like cleaning, but I HATE cleaning. I have horrible allergies and when it's hot and I can't open the windows it makes them twenty times worse. But, I could live with that. What I really cannot stand is cleaning the bathroom. So yeah, I spent some time Saturday afternoon feeling oh so lovely cleaning. But, after that I was able to relax some and then meet Bel for dinner and drinks. Then both of us met up with another friend at this new little bar called Epic. For the ville, it's actually really cute and trendy. I definitely dont feel like I'm "sititng at a bar in the ville" when I'm in there, so that's always a good sign. We ended up doing a little 'bar hopping' and went to a few different places. One of the most entertaining was probably Doc's (I can't remember the new name for it now that it's changed). Let me just say, karaoke bar. We obvs didn't sing, just listened to some tone def drunkards singing. Extrememly entertaining if you've never done it.

Sunday I had to be in the Woodlands for an appointment so my mom and I decided to try the new Pinkberry that just opened up at the mall. So Delish! I go to Pinkberry every time I'm in Dallas visiting Dev and can't believe it has taken this long for one to come to the Woodlands, but I'm so freaking excited! If you have never been to Pinkberry, do yourself a favor and go. Today. It's the best yogurt, ever.

After yummy yogurt time, we headed back home and I met Candy at the pool for a few hours and just relaxed it was great. Oh, until old creeper arrived. Yeah, 40-50 year old man with a flat top haircut circa 1992, high waisted swim trunks, and a Harley. I see him at the gym all the time. And did I mention that he had previously tried to hit on my at the karaoke bar? Anyway, we didn't let creepy old dude ruin our pool time!

Sunday night was the premier of True Blood! I almost gave it up a couple seasons back when it got a little too weird and crazy for me, but I'm very happy to report it's back on track and I'm glad I didn't give it up.

I know I wrote about loving summer time in the last post, but aren't you just so glad it's here?! I'd love it even more if I could enjoy the days out and about instead of being in an office, but someone's gotta pay the bills! I'm loving my Baggu bags! They're perfect for any summer activity! Going to the beach or pool. Baggus come in a cute little pouch (like the picture) so they fold up nicely if you wanted to take it the market or mall also. I have 4 of these regular sized bags and 1 baby Baggu that I use for my lunch. They're machine washable (just no dryer) and with the funky colors who wouldn't want to bring one of these to the beach?!

I don't know about y'all, but these long afternoons at work are really dragging these days. Pandora has become my very best friend. Especially on days when the guys are out of the office- it's dead quiet in here! I usually just listen to "Today's Country" since it's generally the most pleasing/least offenive if someone walks in and hears it before I can turn it down. One of the songs I'm really digging is Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You". There are quite a few songs out right now that I'm loving, but this one just really makes me smile and think about summer days and happy times. :)

Something else I'm totally loving right now is my Conair curling stick. I absolutely swear by this thing! It's only $30 at Target and works wonders. My hair is super straight and fine. I mean seriously, I go to bed with it wet and it's straight as a board in the morning, without even brushing it first. This magnificent little guy actually makes curls stay in my hair and can even do beachy waves or curly curls. He's fantastic! 

Hope the week is starting out great for you, even though it's only Tuesday. ;)