May 28, 2015

Our Summer Plans for 2015


School's out for summer. I will have a fourth grader and first grader next year. Every year I wonder the same thing. How did this happen? How are my kids 9 and 6? I just had them!


Rory's soccer season just wrapped up. Dain will play competitive baseball through the summer and into the fall. And cheer starts for Rory and I in mid-June. I'll be coaching 3 squads with a total of 63 girls. Being a former cheerleader myself, I'm super excited. Fun times are ahead.

We had a low key Memorial Day and cooked out at home. This past weekend may have been the last quiet one for a while. We've got baseball tournaments and cheerleading camp. We'll be attending our town's 3rd annual fireworks extravaganza. We're going to a huge Fourth of July bash. I renewed our family memberships to the Memphis Zoo and Pink Palace Museum. The kids are going to two local church camps where they'll have an absolute blast with their friends. We don't have any big trips scheduled, but plan to get away for a weekend or two in between events. Not to mention, we plan on painting the house. Clearly, I need my head examined.


Since we only have two months before school starts back up, we're going to cram in as much fun as we can. I'll rest in the fall with a good book. Nevermind, that's when football and cheer start full swing. I'll rest when I'm dead.


So, tell me, what do you have planned for the summer?

May 21, 2015

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May 18, 2015

2015 Billboard Music Awards Fashion


The Billboard Music Awards were last night. The celebrities finally got it right and dressed for the event. I actually like a lot of these looks.


RITA ORA
It looks like her dress got shredded on the way in.
It also looks like someone safety pinned the adornments to her dress.


IGGY IZALEA
I like the top.
I don't like the skirt.
I love the hair.


ZENDAYA
I actually love this!
The print is fun, and she makes it work.
Wait a minute...
She has the same adornments as Rita.
WTF!
Same designer.
Fausto Puglisi


MOLLY RINGWALD
There were several cute jumpsuits worn last night.
This isn't one of them.


KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN
I like the dress, but don't love it.
It's a great color though.


CHARLI XCX
This is tame for Charli.
I'm bored.
She looks pretty though.


HAILEE STEINFELD
This isn't cute.


KENDALL JENNER
I can appreciate that this is different.
I don't really like it though.


LAVERNE COX
I don't like the dress.
Her uneven boobs are a major distraction.


OLIVIA CULPO
This dressy romper is fun and cute.
But why are the shorts cuffed?


DANICA McKELLAR
This looks like a pageant dress.


CELINE DION
A leather dress with a huge slit?
On Celine?
No.


TAYLOR SWIFT
Killin' it, Taylor.
Killin' it.
But where are your feet, girl?


LILY ALDRIDGE
I like this a lot.
And she's wearing it like she means it.


MEGHAN TRAINOR
I can't say I'm a fan of this dark green in May.


CHRISSY TEIGEN
This is straight out of the 1970s and not in a fun retro way.


IDINA MENZEL
I could have picked this up at a local department store.


JENNIFER LOPEZ
Once again, JLo is half naked.
I'm not going to lie though.
I'm digging this one.
Slay.


MARIAH CAREY
She always looks like she's trying too hard.


KYLIE JENNER
I think the belt and heels are too much.


BRITNEY SPEARS
It's better than some, but certainly not at the top of my list.
The jumpsuit she wore during her performance was way better.


TARAJI P. HENSON
Too. Many. Cutouts.


JOURDAN DUNN
I love the belt and top.
I don't like the skirt at all.


KAREN FAIRCHILD
This is a hot mess and not age appropriate at all.


images via US Weekly

May 12, 2015

2015 Met Gala Fashion // Best Dressed



JENNIFER LAWRENCE
At first glance, I didn't like this dress at all.
I'll admit that it grew on me.
I am becoming more appreciative of dresses that stand out.
And I think this one stands out in a good way.
It's different without being too weird or too overdone.
And she's not half naked!


JANELLOE MONAE
I don't think this is perfect for the Met Gala, but I love it.
It's fun.
It's different.
It fits properly.
Her hair are makeup are on point too.


KATE BECKINSALE
There's nothing spectacular about this.
She just always get it right.
Her hair and makeup look great.
I also like that the top and bottom appear to be different textures.


KATE HUDSON
Love the dress.
Hate the hair.
But I love the dress enough on Kate to get past the hair.


AMAL + GEORGE CLOONEY
This dress looks perfect on her.
They look perfect together.
Vomit.


KENDALL JENNER
This dress is great.
The color is great.
The fit is great.
Her hair and makeup are great.
I can even get past the side boob.


BEYONCE
On any other day, I wouldn't have liked this.
On any other person, I wouldn't have liked this.
I'm still not certain I actually do like it.
It's just... Beyonce.
She walked in and dropped the mic.
If you're going to show up in something like this, you have to own it.
And she did.


ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELY
Head-to-toe show stopper.
'Nuff said.


images via People

2015 Met Gala Fashion // Fire All the Stylists



ZOE KRAVITZ // KATIE HOLMES
I might like Zoe's dress if the bottom half weren't sheer.
Will this ever go out of style?
ONE CAN HOPE!
I don't get Katie's dress or hair.
Neither are flattering.


DAKOTA JOHNSON // MIRANDA KERR
Both of these seem more MTV than Met Gala.
I quite like Miranda's, but for a different event.


NAOMI CAMPBELL // FAN BINGBING
The top half of Naomi's dress looks like algae.
The bottom half looks like shag carpet.
I love Fan's cape.
The dress is just so gold.


ANNE HATHAWAY // CANDICE SWANEPOEL
I think Anne Hathaway must be in the new Star Wars movie with Solange.
Candice's dress is pretty, but it isn't original.


LIZZY CAPLAN // JESSICA CHASTAIN
They both could have done so much better.


KRISTEN WIIG // RIHANNA
Kristen looks like the mother of the bride.
Rihanna just looks so fuzzy and yellow.
I don't get it.


JESSICA ALBA // CHER
Jessica's dress is wrong for the Met Gala.
Cher doesn't look half bad considering she's 68.


KERI RUSSELL // CLAIRE DANES
Kerri looks like a peacock.
I'd like Claire's dress if it were a different color.


CHLOE GRACE MORETZ // LILY COLLINS
Chloe's dress feels very junior high to me.
The choker isn't helping.
Lily's kind of works for her.


images via People