August 30, 2013

Football Fever


Football is like religion in the south. It's pretty big in my town too. The whole family will be out to watch my son's first game in the morning. We're all so excited to watch Dain's team. He plays running back and corner, like a boss. Then Kentucky plays tomorrow night and Florida State on Monday. Between football, family and girl's night out, I think this is going to be a successful holiday weekend. And the start of football season means fall is right around the corner. I. CAN'T. WAIT.


GO TIGERS!


GO CATS!


GO NOLES!


Venus Trapped in Mars

Have a great holiday weekend.

See you on the flip side.

August 28, 2013

But that's just how the story unfolds


It's been a while since I've blogged about every day life. If we're Facebook friends or you follow along on Twitter or Instagram, you probably know what I've been up to. The rest of you may not. Did you know I spend most evenings on a practice field? Did you know my current favorite pastime is painting my nails while watching Dexter? And I bet you didn't know I lost my job two weeks ago... Let's start there, shall we?


I've been working in mortgage for almost three years. I left a stable job back in February. It was an easy decision to make because the pros far outweighed the cons. Now, here it is six months later, and I find myself unemployed. It's frustrating to say the least. I don't want to get into specifics. Sometimes, even when people are great employees, they get laid off. Thankfully, I have some great people in my corner trying to help me find another job. If it weren't for close friends and their messages of encouragement, I'd probably be day drinking.


I spent my first few days of unemployment sending out resumes in bed. Once I got out of my funk, I cleaned my house from top to bottom, including blinds and baseboards. For the first time in a long time, I'm caught up on laundry. While the kids are in school, I've been looking at fall fashion mags and catching up on Breaking Bad. It's such a great show. I love Jesse Pinkman! The kids have practice almost every night. Dain is playing football for the first time. Rory's in her second year of soccer. I love being a sports mom, but it sucks knowing I'll be up early every Saturday for at least the next three months.


And sometimes, even when you aren't bringing in any money, you need to buy a pretty dress and hit the town. Our friends recently got married in Jamaica. They had a big reception over the weekend. I bought this super cute dress from a local boutique, spray tanned and got myself all gussied up.


dress // heels

Since two other couples attending the reception live on the same street as us, we decided to get a taxi for the evening. So I got good and drunk and danced my ass off. It was much needed.


And now, I'm sitting at the kitchen table with my blog notebook and a glass of Coke. Got any ideas for a post? Anything specific you'd like to see? Any questions from the peanut gallery? Let me know. I'm feeling lost.



But that's just how the story unfolds
You get another hand soon after you fold
And when your plans unravel in the sand
What would you wish for if you had one chance?

--Airplanes, B.O.B.

August 26, 2013

2013 MTV Video Music Awards Fashion


And now the clothes.. the hair.. the makeup.. the shoes..

THE GOOD STUFF!


ALLISON WILLIAM
Eh, it's alright.


SHAILENE WOODLEY
Nailed it. ♥


TAYLOR SWIFT
I don't hate this, but I think the overall look ages her.


SELENA GOMEZ
I really love this. I kind of wish the dress were short though.
Her hair, makeup and earrings look great too.


JENNIFER HUDSON
I like what she wore on stage better.


NAYA RIVERA
Her hair's too dark to wear all black.


ELLIE GOULDING
I love her, but I don't love this.
I think I'd like the dress more if it were a mini.


CIARA
She's gorgeous, but this is just a bit much.


ADAM LAMBERT
He looks like a glam vampire.


DRAKE
Is the shirt a message? A song title?
Either way, I don't care.


ROBIN THICKE & PAULA PATTON
He so fine.


WILLOW & JADEN SMITH
They're Will Smith's kids. It is what it is.


ARIANA GRANDE
It's age appropriate, but a little too girly for me.


KATY PERRY
I never like anything she wears.
Also, she needs to go up a half size in shoes.


MILEY CYRUS
I just can't with this Bedazzled mess.
And the shoes are HIDEOUS!


SNOOKI
Her boobs lack proper support.


LADY GAGA
I expected her to be in something flashier and brighter.
She saved it for the stage.


SARAH HYLAND
The dress and shoes are hideous.
They're both super unflattering to a pretty young girl.


HOLLAND RODEN
Surprisingly, this somehow works on her.
I just think it's the wrong event for it.


JORDIN SPARKS
I'm in no way bashing her figure or weight, but this outfit isn't flattering.
Maybe if it weren't two pieces... I don't think the way she's standing helps either.


LIL KIM
All I can say is kudos to Kim for laying off the plastic surgery.
Her face looks A LOT better.


ED SHEERAN
His hair is distracting me.
A haircut? A wash? It needs something.


2 Chainz
For a rapper, this isn't so bad.
Plus, I really like 2 Chainz.


RITA ORA
It's big. That's all I've got.

Miley Cyrus done lost her damn mind.


I'll get to the fashion from last night's VMAs, but first... Let's talk about Miley Cyrus. I'm all for controversy and pushing limits as an artist, but Miley's performance was garbage. She is trying so hard to be so hard. Her performance wasn't artistic or mind blowing. It was stupid, immature and showed how desperate for attention she is. Miley's not just being Miley anymore. I don't even think she knows who Miley is. You can't be a hip hop artist with a country twang singing voice. I could go on and on, but everything about her performance was too over the top for me. And this is coming from someone who loves Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj even though they're both a little whackadoo on stage.

I might could have gotten past her performance if she hadn't ruined Robin Thicke's as well. He was a good sport about it, but I'm still bitter. Miley instead of Pharrell? No, MTV. No.

Just in case you missed the VMAs...


She arrived on stage looking like this.


She played with her invisible weave.


She danced with giant bears.


She motorboated and spanked a giant ass.


She had a quick wardrobe change.


She molested herself with a foam finger.


She then humped the foam finger while Robin Thicke sang.


While Rihanna looked on like this...


images via BuzzFeed

August 20, 2013

GIFs + Girl Crushes


I love a good GIF. I also love pretty girls.

Wait, I thought you were straight?

Oh, I totally am.


#sorrynotsorry


Shay Mitchell


Angie Harmon


Emma Stone


Jennifer Lawrence


Jessica Biel


Got any girl crushes?