Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Photo Shoot. Maybe.

I loved planning my wedding. I loved every minute of my wedding. I wouldn't change a thing about my wedding, my gown, my brides maids' gowns, the tuxedos, the flowers, the colors...not a single thing. BUT, when thinking and thinking and seeing and seeing our engagment pictures and wedding pictures I soon change my mind on the not-changing-one-single-thing. I can't stand the pictures. I can't stand my photographer. I wish I could get my money back, but since it was 5 years ago...I doubt that can happen. The whole problem with the pictures is they aren't and still aren't digital. This little guy took pics with yea-like old school film. The pictures aren't bright and cheery...much more like...drab and boring. So, I am thinking...I want E and I to have a photoshoot with bright colors. E could wear a bright Orange Lacoste shirt and plaid shorts. For moi, I could wear a fun BRIGHT Spring\Summer dress (or gown, ha). I want pictures to hang on the wall of our home that people stop and say "Oh wow,those are fabulous." It's just a thought, but a thought that constantly comes to mind.

Friday, January 22, 2010

One step at a time.

All is well in the ATX -minus- the crazy Cedar Fever...the allergies here are just 100% annoying & terrible; I wish I could cut down every single Cedar tree within 250 miles!
Some fun stuff has happened in the past few weeks:
~My company chose our new facility...dum, dum, dum...it's now going to be about 9 miles from my house vice the 20 miles it is now, can I get an AMEN! There will be no traffic jams in the morning or the evening. Since I am the Facility Manager, I will be on call 100% of the time when we move in, so it's great I will be a short distance from the building...ya know, if a non catastrophic event occurs like a fire or something.
~Eric went to Rita's University for a week long training in Pennsylvania. He LOVED IT, which solidifies the decision we made for him to leave his building career. He learned a lot, ate a lot, drove a lot, met a lot, walked a lot, talked a lot and drank a lot of his uncle's scotch.
~Lastly AND THE MOST FUN & IMPORTANT, the buildout plan for Rita's was approved by the City of ATX. Originally, they nixed the plan because the occupancy level was too high which made more bathrooms necessary, pfft on you COA. However, reworking the plan the occupancy level was dropped and it was approved! Bids will be going out to contractors beginning next week...bids will come back in 2 weeks...and the buildout should begin by the 2nd week of FEB! Looks like it is on schedule to open around March 20. :)

PS. Eric's Jeep now has Rita's magnets...it's quite comical, but a really good marketing idea! At least he isn't going to paint his Jeep like a Rita's store (eh-hem, like the Shipley's guy who painted his Hummer like a doughnut!).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Best Product, EVER.

I have had a mustache my WHOLE entire life. I have dealt with bleaching it once a week my WHOLE entire life. To be quite honest, it sucks. I could never wax my 'stache because my skin is too sensitive and would break out in hive like fashion. My mom happened upon this

It's AMAZING and has changed my 'stache life! I didn't believe her when she told me about it because it sounded way too easy and simple. I was reluctant to purchase it at $10 because what if it didn't work for me? I took the plunge and I don't regret it. Most people I know don't have an issue with waxing, but at $7-10 a wax you could cut out time and money by using this gadget. (The pink beauty works on your legs too...can't beat that!)

Monday, January 4, 2010


It's 2010, a new decade...where has the time gone? I am not sure, but I am not going to question it.
In 2009 I will remember...
i received a promotion at my j-o-b which in turn has been a perfect fit for me
i jumped back into the pool and began swimming again
i continued going to my beloved gym throughout 09
i lost 35 pounds
i haven't gained a pound back
we went to another island for vacation
i switched my beer of choice to Bud Light cause my brother swears it doesn't give as bad a hangover
i learned to love steak and all things red meat
i have officially become a Starbuck's coffee junkie (at least I make it at home)
i have become better friends with a few gals and have lost a few at the same time
i pulled out of my first wedding and it will be my last
i never paid the mortgage late
i have become a fabulous cook and baker
i have learned that shopping IS my thing
i have become a better wife
i have bought multiple quilts through 2010 and finally found one i love
i bought a bigger tv for my husband cause it was my fault we bought a small one first

In 2010...
i will be a better wife
i will be a better friend
i will be a better daughter
i will be a better sister
i have to NOT make shopping my thing
i will have to learn to live on a tight budget
i will have to compromise and make sacrifices to make my marriage work around opening a new business
i will not nag at E near as much
i will swim often
i will visit the gym often
i will maintain or lose more weight
i will be the biggest and proudest supporter of Rita's
i will get a tan
i will get a cheaper car
i will organize every nook-and-cranny in our house
i will paint the guest bathroom
i will paint the master bathroom
i will get tile in the kitchen
i will hang curtains in our formal dining room
i will learn how to weed-eat
i will take walks with Marley
i will work out at 530am rather than 530pm
i will visit my parents more often
i will blog more
i will photograph more
i will frame my photographs I love
lastly, i will love new journeys, new challenges, my husband and myself ALL THROUGH 2010!