Wednesday, April 27, 2011

They have arrived!

Last night I had a lovely surprise at my door.....

Our Tickets to Foxfields!
Can't wait for Saturday - hmmm now what to wear?!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter in Richmond

This was our first Easter in Richmond and what a blast it was. We had amazing weather and great friends to celebrate with. Easter morning I surprises RBD and Bayley with some Easter goodies.....


Then we met the Wilson's and Peat's for the Monument Easter Parade - Dogs and all!

(Dogs - Lucile, Leonard and Bayley)

The Monument Avenue Easter on Parade event is an excuse for Richmonders to stroll up and down Monument Avenue on Easter Sunday dressed in Easter bonnets, funny hats, and their finest attire. We walked by homes with all sorts of things in there yard - check it out!
This reminded me of Florida - so I had to take a picture

We also had to take some pit stops to hydrate!
KKW and her ROADIE
She gave bourbon up for lent -so it was the perfect day to welcome it back into her life :)

After a long, hot day of parading around Richmond we all headed home to enjoy the rest of the day

Especially Bayley - she was exhausted!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Take a Peep at this!

What an adorable arrangement / Easter centerpiece
for your table using tulips, peeps, and jelly beans
Here’s what you’ll need: 1. Two similarly shaped vases, one 3″ narrower
than the other 2. Peeps and Jelly beans 3. Flowers
Directions: Insert the smaller vase inside the large. Layer jelly beans in the space
between the two. Arrange Peeps on top of the jelly beans.
Arrange your flowers and voila!
Let's see how mine turns out this weekend

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spruce up your IPad

This past Christmas RBD got me the IPad. I absolutely love it but I tend to put it down in random places around the house, so I need something to protect it. Well, what better way to spruce up your IPad then a LILLY PULIZTER IPad cover....

Hmmmm which style should I get?!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Let's Eat...

Last night I ate at this great restaurant called Kuba Kuba. It reminded me of some restaurant out of the East Village in New York City  - which really made me love this place more. There is always something that catches your eye, whether it be the imported foods in brightly colored packages or vibrant wall decorations. The menu includes authentic Cuban but you can order practically anything and fall in love with the flavors. This is hands down a GO TO restaurant in Richmond.

I just love the laid back feel of this place

The Cuban Sandwich
My friend ACF had this last night and she swears by it.
Looks de-lish

1601 Park Ave
Richmond, VA 23220

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Masters Weekend at the Wilsons

This past weekend KKW and her hubby Mac hosted a Masters Party which was such a blast. Mac had his "man cave" all decked out for the party - Green Blazer (Masters Jacket look-a-like), Mint Juleps and BBQ'ing galore. KKW out did herself as well with the spread of food and the amazing white wine with fruit - ahh very refreshing!

RBD and I had so much fun and can't wait for next years festivities!

Girls Shot

The White Wine with Fruit - SO GOOD!

Inspired by the Masters - all the guys went outside to practice their swings

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Seersucker Season

These are a must have for the summer.
LLBean Signature collection has a cute pair for a great price!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Summer Savings Plan

This weekend got me thinking about my expenses. After looking at wedding expenses coming up and hopefully buying a house next year, I realized that I need to start putting some serious money aside. Friends that know me, know that I'm a good saver but I have a tendency to shop....and sometimes it can't be tamed! Well, starting today (well yesterday really) I'm going to vow to SAVE. I'm allowing myself to purchase one clothing item a month and how ever much it is I need to match it to my savings. So, if decide to buy an $80 top it would really be $160 (since I would have to match). Hopefully, the outcome would be for me to see if that top was really worth $160 - and maybe I will opt out of buying it at all. I'm on a mission to find more ways for me to save money and will hopefully post helpful tips along the way. My first bit of savings started yesterday when RBD and I were walking into town and I saw that my salon was having a Cut-A-Thon for $25...

Well, I went in and got a cut!
I have a hair appointment tomorrow (cut and highlight - minus the cut now) 
so I actually saved money since my cuts are usually $60!

Savings here I come!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A colorful Note....

I've been on a a pretty solid streak these past few nights writing Thank You notes to family and friends sending us wedding gifts. Last night got me thinking that I need to spruce up my stationary and put a little bit of  color into the world and head to the stationary store to pick out something fun and fabulous!

I would love to throw a monogram in there but I might need to wait till August for that

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Camo Car - REALLY?!

OK, this just made me laugh when I saw this outside my house the other day.

Can you see it?
ha ha

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Big Race..

This past Saturday I completed my first 10K and was so proud! I finished the race in 1hr and 5min (which is good considering the crowd of people in my heat). Who knows, I might be signing myself for a half marathon pretty soon...

 KKW, ALY and RBD bright and early before the big race

 The insane amount of people ready to run

 KKW and ALY - After the race
So proud of us!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Ready. Set. Run!

Tomorrow is the big day...The Monument Avenue 10K!
I picked up all my goodies yesterday for the big race so there's no turning back.

Wish me luck :)