Archive | September, 2011

Home again, home again

27 Sep

Made it back safe and sound from my last wedding weekend of the year (pictures to come soon). I have a nice long break before my next one next year. It was a beautiful service, reception and the couple couldn’t be happier so it was all worth it. It was my first time being a maid of honor, so I had my fair share of butterflies as I was walking down the isle and when it came time for my speech. But it went off without a hitch. But it sure did feel great to get home.

It was a great mini vacation, but it feels good to be back with family, sleep in my own bed and get back to a routine. And who wouldn’t want to be bombarded by dogs so excited to see you because they missed you so much?! Speaking of which, I found some really cute corgi pictures and thought I’d share. They are just so sweet!

Keep smilin’ and have a great week! :)

{All photos courtesy of pinterest}


The “white white girl”

23 Sep

I got the nickname “white white girl” in my first week in the Bahamas. I had just started second grade in a new tropical paradise completely unlike my previous home, Philadelphia. The first friend I made was also new to the school and her dad was also my doctor. On my first appointment with him he said, “oh yeah! My daughter mentioned you;  you must be the ‘white, white girl.” And the name stuck.

I have a strong Irish heritage. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized has given me several things; a proud history, appreciation for a good beer, and remarkably pale skin. Honestly, being pale hasn’t bothered me. I’ve even been known to endorse it, like this:

But this week was particularly hard. My acne has been acting up lately, and I’m super tired of it. I have  another wedding weekend, I was hoping I could do a better job of covering it up. It took about 3 hours, 2 department stores and 5 different brands later but I finally found a good match and just had to share. It’s good ‘ole Estee Lauder in Bone. For those fellow acne sufferers, i highly reccomend checkin’ it out.  ‘Cause I am one happy, foundation covered camper!

What to do…

15 Sep

What to do today?


Let’s make chocolate!


Brilliant plan, if I do say myself.



Chocolate covered strawberries are delicious. Messy. But delicious.


And I made sure to take a short break to take a look outside at this:

Isn’t it cool?

Is it just me, or does it kinda look like the smoke monster from Lost?

Birthday Treats!

13 Sep

I made some delicious sunflower cupcakes for my Dad’s birthday. With a little luck and some help from Betty Crocker, I was able to make these:


A dainty dessert to complement our “manly” main dish of a roast and potatoes.  A great day for a great Dad! :)

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

11 Sep

I recently lost my previous blog name, but I hope you enjoy this name and URL just as much. I also received an email from WordPress that got me thinking.

It posed the question:  Assemble your dream dinner guest list. Think of all the famous, or infamous, people living or dead, or even fictional, and pick 6 to share a fine meal with. Who do you pick? Why? What do you expect to happen? I actually had kinda hard time with it. Not so much with the people I want to meet but limiting it to 6, but I did and here it is.

1) Jesus. I think this one is kind of a given. If allowed the chance I think every Christian would take the opportunity to get that one answer that they’re looking for. I understand the need for divine intervention and timing, but sometimes we do just want a direct answer.

2) My Grandmother- Nana. Everyone says we always had a special connection and I know it’s true. Even though she passed when I was only 7, I think about her almost every day. Sometimes it’s fragmented memories like her teaching me to play cards or wrapping a present. (She had a magical ability to use every piece of scrap paper). But I would definitely like the chance to talk to her as an adult. Since she was an important part of my childhood, I’d like her opinion on how I turned out.

3) Harry Potter. Who wouldn’t want to meet Harry Potter?

4) Dalai Lama. I’ve always been fascinated with Buddhism. The principles are so simple and yet very complicated to accomplish. Having the Dalai Lama as a guest could really help me understand some things better.

5) Allison Janney. I’ve been a huge fan since West Wing and think she is just a hoot. I have a feeling she’s kinda like that cool aunt who will bring wine and tells fantastic stories.

6) Brenda Leigh Johnson. Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson to be exact. She’s the smart, witty Southern Belle of law enforcement on The Closer. Chances are that Brenda could never make it to dinner because she’d be too busy with an important case. But just as long as she doesn’t say, “thank you, thank you so much”, I’ll be happy. Maybe she’d stop by if I served some Ho-Ho’s or Ding Dongs.

I would hope to have it in my back yard. And I would want it to look something like this :

I would want everyone would get along and talk long into the night. With so many varied people and personalities I’m sure there would be much to discuss.

This reminds me of a question my friend Carrie once asked me. She asked me who “my five” were. You know, from the episode of Friends where they all have a list of 5 celebrities they could sleep with and have no consequences with their significant other. It was a while ago, but I  vaguely remember my list looking something like this.

1) Johnny Depp

2) James McAvoy

3) Ryan Reynolds

4) Orlando Bloom

5) James Franco

Haha, isn’t it funny the things I remember? I remember this list and probably forgot an important book quotation for an exam. Ah, priorities…

Do you have a list? Anyone you’d like to meet, see again or bring to life out of a fictional setting? Or how ’bout “your five”? Please share :)