Tuesday, June 29

randoms & pretty paper

1. I seem to come up with the best blog ideas while I am working out. After I'm done I can't remember a single idea. Figures.

2. I'm reading The Help and it may be one of the best books I have ever read. I love it. If you haven't read it already, you need to run to your nearest bookstore. Not your library, though, because there will be a million holds on it.

3. I am thinking of my friend Megan and her husband, Brent, and praying for peace and comfort for them.

Isn't there something so special about getting a handwritten card in the mail? (Especially, when that card is on pretty paper.) I check the mail as soon as I get home from work. I'm always hoping there is going to a big box full of surprises sitting on my porch. haha.

It is a little sad that checking the mail is a highlight of my day. Perhaps, I need a hobby...

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Sunday, June 27

weekend recap

Ty's sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew came to visit this weekend. We had such a good time with them!

We couldn't resist buying these Toy Story towels for them.
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Lucas loves Toy Story!

We went to a fun park I had heard about by the river.

It was the best playground I have ever seen. It was a splash pad and had some really fun toys that I even played on.


The next day we went to the aquarium, but stopped for fun donuts first.
This donut shop sell donuts in all kinds of shapes. They are SO fun!




We also played a lot of Just Dance on the Wii.


Friday, June 25

currently swooning

I am currently swooning over fabric banners/bunting. I love them.






letter press+bunting=love

perfect for the 4th of July

love the whole package
mini cards


can't resist some polka dots

My nanny's name is Hazel. I thought she would enjoy this.

I am having to make myself stop. I think I could find pictures all day.

Thursday, June 24

pretty summer jewels

Please visit my giveaway blog for a great giveaway!!

giveaway earrings
{picture via friedasophie jewelry design}

......Happy Birthday to my sister! I hope it's a good one!......

Wednesday, June 23

You may be wondering...

...what Nuts was up to while we were in Atlanta. {I'm sure you were all about to e-mail me asking about him. haha.}

I was so grateful that Chesley and her bf, Lane kept him. Nuts loves Chesley and Chesley loves Nuts, so it worked out perfectly.

They took Nuts to Utica for Summer's Fifth Night, aka concert in the park.
nuts and ches

They even treated him to Frosty Paws, doggie ice cream.
nuts frostypawsjpg

frosty paws

I unpacked Nuts' bag when we got back and discovered a bag of treats they had picked up for him. Spoiled little dog.

We are going on vacation soon and Nuts will be staying with my parents. Poor guy is going to think we have abandoned him with all the traveling we are doing this summer.

Monday, June 21

Just Peachy

I spent the past week in Atlanta for a work trip. It was a long week and while a lot of things went wrong, it was a good trip. My boss and I were supposed to leave Tuesday morning at 7 and arrive in ATL at noon. Instead, our flight was canceled and we were put on the 11 a.m. flight, arriving in ATL at 5. Then there were a couple of big thunderstorms and we ended up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We sat on the plane for hours before we were allowed off and then drove to ATL and got to a hotel at midnight. Needless, to say this put quite a kink in things and dramatically shortened our side trip to Savannah.

At least we were still able to make a quick trip there. It was gorgeous! I would love to go back and visit Charleston as well.

Love that spanish moss


We had a yummy lunch at the Olde Pink House.
the olde pink house
I had oysters, a crab cake, and fried shrimp with homemade potato chips and fries.

We went on a 90 minute trolley tour and got to see so much of the historic district. Most of these pictures were taken from the trolley.

love these bright orange chairs

I wish I would have taken more pictures while I was on the trolley. I took a lot of pictures of the trees. I loved the romantic feel of the spanish moss hanging from them.

After the trolley tour, we headed to Broughton Street for some shopping. I love stores that I can walk into and just want to stay there forever. I wish I could remember the name of this store, something like CDM Designs.



We went to Tybee Island to dip our toes in the water.


My camera was on a weird setting, but I love the distortion of the water in this pic.IMG_4563

After the quick jaunt to Savannah, it was time for work in Atlanta. Well, it was time for work after a stop at Ballard's Backroom in Atlanta. I wished I lived within close driving distance of this place. They had some good deals on furniture. I just love getting their catalog in the mail.

Ty flew in Thursday evening. It is so nice to have him at recruitment events. He does such a good job and talked for four hours straight at the school fair.

There was a wine tasting reception at the conference and we had such a good time sampling.
We don't drink very often, so we love sampling different types of wine.
My favorite from the evening was Polka Dot. The best part is when I looked it up to find a picture it seems like it is around $10 a bottle.




On Friday Ty and I had enough time to explore Centennial Park and the World of Coke.IMG_4600




The best part about the tour was the tasting room. They had coke products from all over the world to sample.


My favorite was from Korea.


Second favorite--Crush Lemon


Coke bottles designed for fashion week 2009

Missoni coke bottle

We split a hot dog from a street vendor. The pickle was delish on the dog. :)

pretty building

Stopped by the CNN store to see Larry and Anderson.


My sweet husband makes traveling so much more fun. He gets excited about the littlest things and loves to explore airports. I'm so glad he is a good student ambassador and he had a chance to take a few days off of his rotation to come with me.
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