March 29, 2013

Here's to a rainy, but cheery Easter!

It's Friday!

Good Friday!!

While most everyone has the day off, I do not.

However, a little birdie told me we'll be leaving early.

This bodes well for this mama who hasn't finished shopping for Easter.

I got the baskets.

I got the candy.

I just need more STUFF to go IN the baskets. 

Kids don't just want candy these days.

They want Baby Lips and Wreck-It-Ralph on DVD.

Yes, my 4-year-old daughter wants Baby Lips.

Like mother like daughter

I was hoping for a fun weekend outside, but it looks like it's going to rain.



I'm thinking we're just going to have to break out the rain boots

and splish, splash around.

So, what say you?

What do you chickens have planned for Easter?

Let Them Eat Cake

Today, I'm linking up with That Friday Blog Hop and #backthatazzup Friday.

Click either button to visit the hosts and link-up.


To quote Rihanna,

Cheers to the freakin' weekend

I drink to that, yeah yeah

March 28, 2013

Throwback Thursdays
Pleather Pants + Zima

Thursdays are my new favorite day thanks to... 

this fabulous Throwback Thursday link-up!

I'm co-hosting again.

If you'd like to join in on the fun, link up below.

your hosts:
Jennifer from Sweet Southern Wife

and co-hosts:
Lindsey from Life on Countryside
Aleshea from Glitz & Grits
Tanika from Growing Gracie

I shared this once before, but a picture like this is begging to be shared again and again.

The year is 1997.

One of my best friends turned 18.

We got drunk, rented a limo and went to the club.

Shhh, don't tell my mom.
Let's take a look at the arrows, shall we?

Bottom Left: Kelly is wearing an athletic jumper.

Bottom right: I am wearing pleather pants. My top is also see-through.

Top Left: Sun-In can really do some damage to your hair, y'all.

Top Middle: Yep, those are my tonsils.

Top Right: Zima.

Enough said.

March 27, 2013

Things I've Learned
While Watching Friends

Don't ask a guy out unless you're sure he likes you.

Joey: Alright Rach, the big question is, does he like you?
Right, because if he doesn't like you, this is all a moo point.
Rachel: A moo point?
Joey: Yeah, it's like a cow's opinion. It just doesn't matter. It's moo.

There are seven basic erogenous zones on a woman's body.

Monica: Now everybody knows the basic erogenous zones. You got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Chandler: There are seven?
Monica: The important thing is to take your time. You want to hit them all, and you want to mix them up. You gotta keep them on their toes.
Rachel: Ooh, toes!

When getting a Mystic Tan, it's imperative you follow directions.
If you don't, you'll end up AN EIGHT!

Chandler: Hold on. There's something different about you.
Ross: I went to that tanning place your wife suggested.
Chandler: Was that place... the sun?!

If you can't get your baby to laugh, rap Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back to them.
It works like a charm. Babies love big asses.

Rachel: What did you do to make her laugh?
Ross: I, um.. Well, I sang.. Actually, I rapped Baby Got Back.
Rachel: You what?!
You sang, to our baby daughter, a song about a guy who likes 
to have sex with women with big giant asses?

When your best girlfriend is having a bad day, you grab some beer, 
pop some popcorn and sit around in wedding dresses.

Rachel: You know, I gotta tell ya. This really does put me in a better mood.
Monica: I wish there was a job where I could wear this all the time.
Maybe someday there will be...

March 25, 2013

The Talk of Tinseltown
2013 Kids' Choice Awards Fashion

I usually record and skim Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. 

This year, I was too engrossed in basketball to care.

Here's a quick look at the show + what the stars wore on the purple carpet.

The adorable Josh Duhamel hosted.

Johnny Depp + Adam Sandler won blimps.

Sandra Bullock + Neil Patrick Harris got slimed really good.

Selena Gomez

Kristen Stewart

Victoria Justice

Katy Perry


Miranda Cosgrove

Khloe Kardashian

Jessica Alba

Bella Thorne


Kristen Wiig

Neil Patrick Harris

Jaden + Willow Smith

Selena Gomez + Bella Thorne are my faves.
Miranda Cosgrove looks really pretty + all grown up.
I just wish Katy Perry would stop. 
Ke$ha and her little bro dressed like Harry + Lloyd from Dumb & Dumber. Classic.
That Willow Smith looks just like her daddy.

The Talk of Tinseltown is brought to you today by...

David Beckham's sweet sweet hiney

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I kid! I kid!

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If it were one of you giving something away, I'd do it.


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March 22, 2013

March Sadness

I love sports. Always have. Always will.

I love football. I love baseball. 

But most of all, I love me some college hoops.

This year, my beloved Kentucky Wildcats didn't get invited to The Big Dance.

It's only the second time in 22 years, so although I'm sad, it's not the end of the world.

We are eight-time national champions.

Go Big Blue!

Does this mean I'm bitter and not going to watch?


I am going to be one loud ass chick yelling at her tv.

I will root for teams I do like. (Gonzaga)

I'll be pulling for some underdogs. (Harvard, what?!)

I'll be cheering on former Kentucky coaches. (Go Tubby, it's your birthday!)

And I'm going to boo teams I don't like. (Gators & Jayhawks, you stink!)

Alright, let's dance!

And since we're talking about dancing, I figured I'd link up with Whitney for

Back That Azz Up Friday.

Today's post is brought to you today by Nelly's Shake Ya Tailfeather.

If this song doesn't make you #backthatazzup, I don't know what will.

  Shake Ya Tailfeather (Featuring P. Diddy & Murphy Lee) by Nelly on Grooveshark

March 21, 2013

Throwback Thursdays
The Year of the Poofy Bang

Can you believe I'm late to my own party? I'm co-hosting Throwback Thursdays with some fabulous ladies today. I meant to get my post together last night, but cleaned the hell out of my kitchen instead. At least my kitchen is clean, right? Right. Ok, moving on...

the lovely hosts:
Ady from When in Doubt Just Add Glitter
Julia from A Blonde Walked into a Blog
Jennifer from Sweet Southern Wife

and my co-host, Lo from The Lo Down

I'm taking everyone back to 7th grade. It was the 1991-1992 school year. It was picture day. We got our individual pictures taken then they let us take pics with our friends. Here I am with my four best friends. I had bangs.. BIG POOFY BANGS! Ok, we all had big poofy bangs. Well, most of us had them. Karen was a trendsetter rocking the fringe. I'm showing off a white wife beater under my top. We've also got a floral sweater, polka dot sweater and straight up Cosby sweater. And Melissa is in a jumpsuit with a bib that's covered in flowers. I think she wins.

Front - me, Nikki
Back - Melanie, Karen, Melissa

This picture is on Facebook. Everyone's tagged. There are twenty-two comments because, well, it needed to be talked about. I still keep in touch with each one of these fabulous ladies. We try to get together at least once a year. If I've learned anything from this time in my life, it's to NEVER GROW OUT BANGS AGAIN!

Laugh all you want. I'm laughing too.

If you're looking to reminisce or have a good laugh, please visit some of the blogs below. If you too have an embarrassing photo, prom horror story or diary entry from when you were eleven, link up below and share it with the blog world. I promise I'll laugh WITH you and not AT you.

March 20, 2013

Spring. Sprang. Sprung.

It's the first day of spring. Can you feel it?

Sweet spring is your time 
is my time 
is our time
for springtime is lovetime 
and viva sweet love
--E.E. Cummings

all images via Pinterest

March 19, 2013

JT's bringing swagger back

You can't grow up in Memphis and not have an appreciation for good music.

I listen to every genre across the board.

Although I may not love everything that's out there, I can respect a talented musician.

My all-time favorites, who couldn't be more different, are Elvis and Kid Rock.

Then there's this fella...

• Memphian    • singer

• dancer    • actor

• philanthropist

• all-around hottie

Today, Justin Timberlake's new cd dropped. 

The 20/20 Experience is Justin's first album in seven years.

If he brought sexy back with the last album, he's bringing swagger back with this one.

The lyrics, the music, the vibe... It's all very old school.

Reminiscent of Motown, Al Green, Marvin Gaye

Bow chicka wow wow music

Like nine months from now, there will be babies -- lots and lots of babies.

And I love it!

I plan to listen to it on constant repeat until the second half of the experience 
comes out later this year. Yes, that's right. TEN MORE TRACKS LATER THIS YEAR!