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Get Out of Town

It's spring break time for our public schools and it seems like everyone is getting out of town. I'm dying to head to the beach or something. Do you ever get those crazy cravings?  My husband and I both get them for the beach really bad. We both grew up going to the beach and his parents actually retired to the beach they love it so much.

We do have a trip planned in about two weeks to Washington, DC that I'm excited about. I have to go up for a trade show and Mike and Walker are going to join towards the end of the week. I'll be staying at a brand new hotel outside of the city, but we are moving downtown for Friday and Saturday night to see the sights. Walker has been talking nonstop about seeing the Dinosaurs at the Smithsonian and I know he'll love the zoo. I made hotel reservations yesterday using Priceline.com for the first time ever and I was able to get the downtown Westin that usually goes for around $250 a night for only $75! How cool is that? Priceline i…

Pink Pacers Rock!

The Pink Pacers hosted the first ever "Get REAL & HEEL 5K Walk - Bridging the Gap From Treatment to Active Living" this past Saturday and it was an awesome event! We had over 200 people register for the walk, and although it was a bit nippy Saturday morning at 7:45 am, things warmed up significantly throughout the morning and it was a beautiful day for a walk through the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill!
Like the larger Avon walks, we had cheering stations throughout the 5K and my friend Jennifer and I were stationed at the first spot, and of course I brought my little guy along with me to help cheer on the walkers! His name is Walker, and when I told him we were going to cheer on the walkers, he said, "Everyone is going to be cheering for me?"

The Pink Pacers are trying to do more in our local community and through this walk, we were able to raise money for the Get REAL & HEEL program. Get REAL & HEEL is a unique program designed to serve breast cancer patien…

Birthday Number Five!

I can't believe Walker turns five in two weeks! I love planning a party, and last year we went to Disney instead of having a party, so I am ready this year!

His first party was a big deal, we had a circus theme:


Second year, Monsters Inc because we watched it almost every day!


Third year, superheros! Everyone had their own capes made out of plastic tablecloths.


Fourth year was Disney!




...and this year will be sports-themed! I couldn't find an invite I liked, so I just came up with this one! And this is the cake he wants mommie to make him! Stay tuned for more ideas and updates! And if you have any good ideas for a sports-themed party, bring it on!


Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

I'm so excited because Say Yes to the Dress is coming to the south!!!

I know, I've been married for almost nine years, but I still love anything that has to do with weddings! I love watching Say Yes to the Dress, but always get annoyed when they make the viewer feel sorry for the girl that couldn't afford the $8,000 wedding gown and had to settle for the $6,000 one.

It will be interesting to see if the new Say Yes to the Dress in Atlanta, which starts in July, will have a southern flair to it. It will certainly be interesting to see the southern girls that I'm sure will appear on the show. Dear TLC, please don't pick all dumb blonde girls with the hickest southern accents to feature on your show cause there's more to us southern women than that.

What's even more cool about this new show is it is the same bridal salon that my BFF bought her dress from about two years ago! It's called Bridals by Lori and if you're shopping for a dress, you can click …

Needing Mommie

My son Walker was invited to a party for his friend across the street who turned six this weekend. With a bouncy house and beautiful weather, it was a perfect day for a party.

It occured to me before the party that this may be my little guy's first drop off and leave event, but I wasn't sure. Once we arrived, it looked like some of the moms and dads were, in fact, leaving, so I figured I'd give it a whirl. My little guy still hasn't turned five yet, and most of the kids there were a little bit older but he was busy jumping in the bounce house, so I decided to walk back to the house to catch up on my to-do list.

About five minutes later, the mom across the street showed up on my front porch with Walker because he was looking for mommie. He wasn't in tears, but just wanted me there with him.

So, I guess he's not quite ready for drop-off-and-leave yet. Or maybe it's because I didn't tell him where I was going. Sometimes I have a hard time deciding if I s…

The Scarlet Letter

Poor Sandra B. I hope the rumors about old Jesse J. aren't true, but in the words of my BFF, "things aren't looking very good." Admitedly, it's all rumor and tabloid talk now, but lots of times when these things come out in Hollywood, there is some truth to it.

As the overall morality of our culture continues to decline, it seems more and more people are cheating - and getting away with it. It seems to happen so frequently that it doesn't even shock us anymore.

Take Tiger for example. I've always respected him for his golf abilities and thought he was a decent person. Yes, he's had a couple of rough months lately, but he'll get back to playing golf and all this cheating stuff will be forgotten.

You may recognize a couple of these famous cheaters, to name a few:
- Henry VIII
- Kobe Bryant
- Prince Charles
- JFK
- Rudy Giuliani

And it's not just famous people. It's happening all around us. The popularity of social media is just making it…

Something About Spring

Spring is finally here, thank goodness. It's been a long, hard winter for many of us and although I used to love snow as a child, I now realize why grown-ups never shared in the enthusiasm. I do enjoy experiencing all four seasons in North Carolina, but it always seems like right in the middle of one, we're wishing for the next to hurry up and get here.

This past weekend the weather was wonderful and allowed us to get out in the yard for work and play.

We cut the grass the first time this season. Isn't my yard guy (aka hubs) cute? I finally caved and ordered a lawn service this year to put fertilizer on the grass. Every year the houses across the street have the most beautiful grass because they get fertilized and I definitely don't want to be known as the house on the block with the dead grass.



I pulled weeds in the front flower bed. After being at our house for almost four years, my plants are finally starting to flourish! I get so excited when they come back each ye…

Mini Boden at Nordstrom

I went to get a haircut last Saturday night and couldn't walk past Nordstrom without going in to look at the little boy clothes. My son (like his father) is very particular about what he wears, so I'm always looking for something he would like. He mostly sticks with jeans, polos, t-shirts, khakis - but mostly in solid color only and he doesn't like heavy or thick material. Occasionally I will buy him a SpiderMan or a StarWars shirt only when he begs (because I really don't like character clothing - including pajamas). I actually broke down last week and bought him some SpongeBob PJs because he wanted them so bad.

I stopped dead in my tracks when I noticed the oh-so-famliar hoodies from the Mini Boden catalog that stalks my mailbox almost every week. I'm not kidding you - I started texting my friends, posted it on Facebook and tweeted about. I got so excited, I asked the ladies at the counter for more details. They said Nordstrom has started carrying Mini Boden for …

The Way They Think

"Mommie, you are the best cleaner in the world and daddy is the best golfer." Brief pause, then he asks,
"Mommie, are you and daddy married?"

"Yes we are." I answer.

He quickly responds,"Oh...that means you die at the same time, right?"

Stylist to the Stars

I love award season, yes I do. I felt like it was a holiday all Sunday afternoon because I was anticipating the Oscars Sunday night. I think I started watching the pre-show events around 5:00 and stayed up until the very last award had been handed out around midnight. It was really one of the more interesting Oscars I've seen lately. But enough about me, let's talk about the stars. I've taken the liberty yet again to give the stars a little of my Photoshop treatment, undoing what I perceive as fashion no-nos and showing how I would have done it had they asked me.

First up, SJP. I loved the color of the dress, typical SJP, vintage, yadda yadda. But get rid of the leash around your collar and let's take away the fake tan (which was a bit heavy around the face) and the look is much better.                                  
                                                 Before                                        After

Next up, Nicole Richie. I know she's all gro…

Sunny Days Are Here Again

I'm so happy spring has finally sprung! We had a great weekend playing outside and breathing in the fresh air. I could have done without the woodpecker waking me up this morning before my alarm (after I stayed up too late watching the Oscars) but I suppose that little guy is happy too.

Afternoon baseball is back in season, and our opening game was yesterday in my neighbor's yard. (Yes, we have all boys on our street. We wouldn't know what to do with a girl.)



New Favorite Song

Love Dave Matthews Band, love the new song. I've now heard it about 30 times and I've just started listening to the words and they make me smile. Thought I'd share on this sunny Friday!

Wanna pack your bags, Something small
Take what you need and we disappear
Without a trace we'll be gone, gone
The moon and the stars can follow the car
and then when we get to the ocean
We gonna take a boat to the end of the world
All the way to the end of the world

Oh, and when the kids are old enough
We're gonna teach them to fly

You and me together, we could do anything, Baby
You and me together yes, yes

You and I, we're not tied to the ground
Not falling but rising like rolling around
Eyes closed above the rooftops
Eyes closed, we're gonna spin through the stars
Our arms wide as the sky
We gonna ride the blue all the way to the end of the world
To the end of the world

Oh, and when the kids are old enough
We're gonna teach them to fly

You and me togeth…

Pink Pacers 5K Walk

If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you've heard about the Pink Pacers! Now,we've put together our very first 5K walk and it is just around the corner!

Please join us as we walk around our beautiful campus in Chapel Hill, NC. We are able to give 100% of the money raised from this walk directly to Get REAL & HEEL! Not only do we get to do that but we get to celebrate active living and be a part of something amazing!

The first 200 to register will get a free race shirt when they come to the walk!
You can sign up online here.

Please repost this if you're a local blogger and share with your friends! It's  for a great cause and will be a really fun day!





A Makeup Lesson

I had my first department store makeup lesson about how to apply makeup to make you look younger this weekend. I was basically looking for foundation, but you know how they talk you into the chair and then start trying things on and telling you how fabulous you look? I'm a sucker.

I did learn a couple of good tricks and ideas about how to look younger with makeup, and just in case you didn't already know them all, thought I'd share. This guy was some national makeup artist for Trish Mcevoy, by the way, so I figured he knew what he was talking about. Also, first time I've had a dude to do this, and I kinda liked it.
First, don't use blush. He said to use bronzer above the apples of the cheeks and also use as a quick eyeshadow. Always use upward strokes when applying color on the cheeks, never circles.Brighten the eyes as much as possible with eye brightener cream or light-colored shadow. Darker eyeshadow makes you look tired. Don't wear eyeliner on the bottom …