Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Soirée

Boy has it been a crazy busy week! Whew! I sure am glad it's the weekend and things have slowed down! I had a lot going on at work this week because we had an event for the magazine called Southern Bride's Summer Soiree! It was last night and it turned out amazing!! The theme was "beach chic" and the decor was incredible and set the tone for a relaxed summer party! We had a photographer there who got some great shots, but I did snap a few with my phone - this photo shows you what type of party it was, but does not do it justice as to how fabulous it looked in person!!

This was me on the way to the party. I wore a coral dress and earrings from my new FAVORITE store, W by Azwell! I loved it!!

Me before getting on the elevator to the 33rd floor where the party was held . . .

Along with the fab atmosphere, there was also fabulous food, music, entertainment (we had fire dancers there) and just pure fun! The most fun was with the photobooth: Hot Shots Photobooth! Everyone had a blast with it, including me! I got lots of pics!

Overall it was a great night . . . but now I'm ready for a little r&r!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sweets for my sweetie!

Yesterday was a long day! I worked late but did manage to run home and leave a little something "sweet" for my sweetie when he got home from work! Since it was National Chocolate Chip Day yesterday and I didn't have time to bake anything myself, I ran up to the local bakery and got some chocolate chip cookies. Then came home and had it all waiting for my hubby before I went back to work.

It wasn't much, but it's the simple things that make life "sweet!"

Happy weekend to you all!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stylin Mommy 2 Be

I ran across this photo of the beautiful Jessica Alba and I am LOVING her dress! Maternity or not - it's adorable!! Such a great style for almost all of us ladies and especially while expecting! I'm always a huge fan of black and white too!!

{photo via}

I'm not certain - but I think I saw something on E! about how this outfit was not a hit but a miss. Which I just don't get at all!?!? I think she looks great. The dress is fabulous for her mommy to be figure!

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!

Today is National Chocolate Chip Day!! I don't know about you, but a straight out of the oven, chocolate chip cookie and a tall glass of milk sounds divine this afternoon!! mmm!!!

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Makes 48 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 cup walnuts or 1 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Next stir in the eggs one at a time and then vanilla extract. Scrape the sides of the mixing bowl.
  3. In a small bowl dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to dough mixture and then add in salt and cream of tartar. Next, slowly add in flour until well mixed. Add in chocolate chips and walnuts or butterscotch until mixed in evenly.
  4. On a large non-stick baking sheet, place heaping spoonfuls of cookie dough evenly spaced. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Back & Blogging

I have been out of town for almost 2 weeks and have barely been blogging. Actually, I haven't been doing much blogging for the past couple of months. Just so busy, plus I do the blog for my job at Southern Bride Magazine, which means my personal blog gets put on the back burner! I know I haven't been a very good blogger friend - so sorry! I hope to get better soon - but I'm also not going to beat myself up about if I don't. Life is busy and I do what I can!

Anywho - hope to be back soon with LOTS of pics from my Chicago AND Texas trips! Until then, happy hump day everyone!!

P.S. I'm still trying to unpack! ugh! Does anyone else loathe unpacking like I do?? {sigh}

And for the record - these are bags from 2 weeks of being out of town AND my hubby's, {plus a couple shopping bags!} Not all mine in case you are wondering, however . . . . I will admit I took one bag for shoes only! ;)