Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Twenty Six


Ohhhh I've been missing out on Leigh VS Laundary - A GREAT blog, by the way...
Roll on over to her blog and participate in her happiness project.

THis week, there have been a MILLION + things that have made me HapPy!!!! [Check my others blogs to see why] But, doing this happiness project with Leigh, I've realized there is ONE thing that has REALLY made me SUPER excited and I have yet to RAVE about! It deserves a pat on the shoulders! More should I say, Ya'll deserve me patting you on your shoulders!

Right under two weeks ago, I only had 6 followers! Wow! 20 followers just under two weeks!!! Thanks Everybody!!!!
Have a GREAT tuesday && Don't Forget to Check Leigh Vs Laundry's Happiness Project out!
miss jla

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Monday, June 28, 2010

My Apology to you ALL!

PLLLLLLEASE excuse me not responding to your lovely comments!  Geez, how in the WORLD did I now know I had my comments blocked? Weird! Forgive me! I was WONDERING how I could read them in my email, but would not show up on my blog!!!! I'm a little slow. I know, you're thinking, she's a blonde, right?

Would be believe me if I told you I was a natural red head?  You just learned something new about me!

Tomorrow is catch up day! I will be writing back!
Thanks for understanding! Again, I'm terribly sorry!

miss jla

A weekend with the LADIES

Welcome to a NEW week... My Birthday Week! [Although the celebration has already started]
If you don't know, I'm a HUGH birthday celebrator. I try to make sure SOMETHING is happening in all the lovely people in my lives on their birthday! I also believe it's not just one day... it's a week all about you.
Anyone else with me?

Last week my girlfriend threw me & my bestie a Cupcakes & Cocktails gathering to start celebrating our 24th & 25th birthdays. Keep reading and you will find recaps of the party!!!!

Click HERE to see MORE photos of Cupcakes & Cocktails
Friday Evening, after clocking out... I went grocery shopping for  a party I was hosting Saturday NIght.
After getting home, my amazing girlfriends, Rachel & Holly came over to help me prepare!  We got a lot accomplished!!! Thank you girls!
Saturday = Busy! I clocked in at 10am. Yes, that's right... I had to work! Ugh! It wasn't bad. ONly four hours. As SOON as 2pm hit the clock, I was out the door to attend my cousin's 2nd birthday party. 
Mady Shurling
Isn't she Adorable?

She has the BEST personailty of a two year old!
Aaron & I didn't get to stay long, due to having to get home to set it.
Rushing home to start baking the dishes we prepared the night before!
[REWIND] when I left that morning for work.. I gave Mr. Wonderful a Honey Do! NEVER thinking or expecting the bigs ones to be done...
The Honey Do consisted of:

  • Trash [was expected to do]

  • Fix the Man Room Door [Maybe a little expected to do]

  • Remove the wheelchair ramp attached to our front porch

  • Bring Chairs Up [ was expected to do]

  • Hang up my kitchen Cornish Board [really wanted it, but didn't think it'd happen THAT day]

  • Get our tables from my parents house...[My Dad is a glass man & put glass table tops on our side & coffee tables && it was expected to do]

  • MAYBE BABY, would you refresh my flowers???
It was ALL done! Everybit of it...
Okay, Sorry... I had to brag && give him LOTS of credit!

Thanks to Rachel coming over early, I was able to get out of my PJ's and look half way put together.
Thanks Rach! You're Awesome!

6:00pm came FAST! My guest were arriving && EVERYTHING was ready!
 My first time hosting in our new home! It was a wonderful turn out. I had 18 woman + the Consultant! It was great. Although, I didn't even get a chance to participate in the presentation... I was chatting, filling up drinks, making plates & of course giving tours!
I didn't even get a chance to snap many pictures.. However, I did manage to take a couple snap shots with my Camera Phone during the action && ONE after the food had been devoured!
I served::

  • Grammye's Strawberry Dessert with Fresh Strawberries

  • Spinach Dip [Amazing, Click HERE for Recipe]

  • Veggie Pizza [Click HERE for Recipe]

  • Bacon Wraps

  • Pigs N a Blanket

  • Cheese Cake from the Cheese Cake Factory

  • Boiled Peanuts

  • and then had bowls of chex mix on all the tables where the presentation was being held.
Sweet Tea, Coke, Sprite,  Diet Coke & Bottles Water were also available.

SUNDAY... I was up at 7am. Started the dishwasher, && cleaned the house a bit, before heading to my MOther in Law's house to make her, My sister N law, Bridget, & my Brother in Law, Patrick's Beautiful. Meaning their Hair. Once upon a time, I was a Hair Stylist. I also cut my Dog's hair.. Jackson. After a few hours of color & cuts, I came back home to Mr. Wondeful! I love him so much. He's truely the greatest thing, & I'm blessed to have him.
Every year, I have a mini birthday celebration with my girlfriends. I know I know, I had that Thursday right? Well Cocktails & Cupcakes was kinda last minute, & Sundays Dinner was already planned.
PLUS, Not everyone could make it to Cupcakes & Cocktails & Not everyone to come to Sundays Dinner. Last year, We met up & went to a  Mugs & Movies to watch The Proposal! [GREAT movie]
So...We packed up & drove downtown Savannah Georgia, 30 minutes from where I live to eat at a FANTASTIC restaurant, Vinnie Van Go-Go's. It's an Italian restaurant, and if you've eaten New York Pizza, this is as close as it gets! Yuuummmmmy!
Take a second to look at our Sunday Fun!

Ohhhh, and how could I forget... it was smoakn' HOTT & we were melting by the minute. YUCK!TT!

    I had Pepperoni & Spicy Italian Sausage
    Bridget, Ashly, Me, Rachel, & Holly
    Heather, Bridget, Rachel, Me, Holly, & Ashley
    We decided we were going to try a JUMPING picture.. My first ever...
    Rachel jumped up & not down...I die laughing EVERYtime I look at this picture!
    THis was the best there was... We laughed so hard!
    It wasn't graceful like the pictures I've seen before...
    Made the perfect memory.
    Being we were all melting to death... we didn't stay long.
    Once we arrived home... I snapped a few more pictures!
    You Met Rachel at my Cupcakes & Cocktails party...
    Meet Holly,
    Another Bestie of mine..
    Went went to High School together, Cheered, & have remained friends, yet grown SO much closer through the years!
    This is Ashely, Holly Sister in Law.
    I haven't been privledged enough to hand out with her a lot
    Although, we've done the girls thing a few times. She's Great & Needs to come around more often!
    When I walked in my door, from the crazy heat... this is what I found!
    MY FAN!!!!
    I've been dying for this!!
    Happy Early Birthday
    From my Sister In Law, Bridget, Brother in Law, Patrick &
    cute little Nephew, Reid...
After starring at my ceiling fan for 20 minutes, Aaron arrived && we were out the door to play some Tennis with Friends! It was great. We both played in High School, and used to play all the time.. but it's been a while. I still have an Amazing Back Swing! But.. I'll admit, I do have a hard time running the court when playing Singles. Due to a lightning storm, our tennis time didn't last long.
We came home for some OT on the couch!
So, my weekend was absoultely TERRRRIFIC! I sit back && feel so grateful, honored, & completely out of this world happy! I'm the happiest I've ever been in my life... Everything is just going great & I LOVE being grown up!  Life is truely the best gift & God is graciously amazing to me!
I couldn't ask for a better life than this!
I'm just SUPER happy & want the world to know!

♥ miss jla

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Good Morning!!!
I',m up eaaarly JUUUST in time to participate in GTKY. I have a busy day making people beauitful [Doing their hair] && Cleaning house from my Ladies Night last night [FABULOUS turn out] && I have my annual Birthday Get together w/ my Ladies... AGAIN this afternoon downtown Savannah! Busy Busy! Now to the good stuff....To play, Copy Questions, Post them, and link up here.

Getting to know YOU

1.If you had 5000.00 to spend on plastic surgery what would you have done?
Hmmm, I don't know. No way on Boob Job. I think I have great boobs, && to be honest if I did use it there... I'd go smaller. [Not that they are Gi-Nor-Mous] ... I'd get butt implants! I have a tiny whinny butt. It needs some help & maybe some meat sucked out of my thighs... Or MAYBE I could just get my lazy BUTT up and run!

2. Do you watch Soap operas and if so what is your favorite and why?
No. I don't.

3. Favorite clothing brand?
I don't have a favorite brand. I wear what I like.. If I want it I get it... Although, My ENTIRE closet[s]... You will find 95% of my attire is bought from Maurice's. It's crazy... 6 days out of the week, I wear full complete outfits from there. Mainly because there's a store always near me..

4. An afternoon shopping spree at your favorite store or maid service for a year?
Shopping Spree!

5. would you ever vajazzle?
Nahhh. Although, When I first found out what it was over with Mommy Loves Stilettos I thought it was a niffy, but I think I'll pass on the VaJazzling.

6. Favorite Disney Princess?
Ariel ALL THE WAY! I love her!

7. Last movie that made you bawl your eyes out?
I'm a BABY at movies. The Blind Side was definitely the movie I went all out for and cry like a baby. BEST MOVIE.

8. Have you ever broken any bones and if so what?

Well, that's all! Back to business! Hope EVERYONE is having a terrific weekend! Tootles!

♥ miss jla

Friday, June 25, 2010

Five Question Friday && Cocktails & Cupcakes

Five Questions Friday!!!

That's right... It's Friday Ladies!!! Whoop Whoop!!!
Nah.. I'm no where NEAR excited??? Can'tcha tell!
To Play.. Copy the questions, post them, & Link up with Mama M
here they are:

1. Do you know how to play a musical instrument?
I do NOT know how to play an instrument. Years ago, I taught myself how to play my grandmothers Organ.. but's since she's gone to heaven... I've never picked it up again! :( BORING!

 2.What's your pet peeve while driving?
A slow driver in the fast lane! THEN you go to pass them on the right lane [illegal] && they speed up!

3. Would you rather have a housekeeper or unlimited spa services?I NEVER want a housekeeper. No, I do not think anything is wrong with it. But, it's so rewarding to me when my house is clean && I got it that way. I LOVE the spa.. Once upon a time I worked at a Spa... Oh boy did I take advantage. Pedicure every week & an HOUR massage at LEAST once a month.... I miss those days!

4. Is there a song that you hear that will take you back to the moment, like a junior high or high school dance?

Oh there are many, but one that will bring me right back to the night all my classmates were in Orlando, celebrating Grad Nite... USHER ALL THE WAY! Pretty much all of his songs were BIG HITS in 2004 - But the one that stands out most is...

5. What song best represents your life right now?

Okay.. So I've been with Aaron for 9.5 years. We share a home, share money, take care of each other like Husband & Wife, talk about our life together, have bigs plans together.... I'm ready. && yes... it's taken everybit of 9.5 years to get to this point. If i had a choice to change things and marry him years ago... NO WAY! We've changed SO much through the years, struggled MANY of days, && today our relationship is beyond incredible. I'm just ready to be a Wife... [He knows this]

OKAY - So.. I'm adding a little sump-sump to this blog... If you read my blog yesterday.. You would know that my 25th birthday is in two weeks... My girlfriend, Brycelyn threw me [& my best friend, Danielle (24)] a small cocktail party to celebrate. I'm a birthday queen && think it's SERIOUS to celebrate ALL ages and ALL birthdays. It should NEVER be just one day. My man disagrees. So, take a second to look at my first celebration of age 25. It was great!
Aren't they Adorable???

*First Time Jewerly Trunk Show..*
Have you ever been?
These are my AmAzInG girl friends [minus a handful]!
Here... Let me introduce-
Meet Danielle-
We graduated High School together, became BESTIES in College...
Meet the Hostess, Brycelyn-
She's getting MARRIED to Jeremy... A friend Aaron grew up with from grade school.
Meet Kristie-
She's our Kindergarten Teacher!
Kristie & I too, graduated High School together, & Her Hubby, Michael also grew up with Aaron.
Meet Candice-
Again, I went to High School with Candice & she too is Married to one of Aaron's friends, Daniel.
Meet Amanda -
Yep! You got it... Met in High School & She is married to Paul, who grew up with Aaron.
&& Last, but NO where near least...
Meet Rachel - [Aaron likes to call her Rae-Rae]
I went to High School & Cheered with Rachel. Rach is my side kick, my hair stylist, & my I'll help you do anything.

Now that you know my friends...
Here's MORE pictures of the night....
The Cupcakes were out of this world, delicious!

Brycelyn Opening her Thank You gift from me!

The Night was Wonderful, Incredibly, Awesome...
I love my girlfriends && couldn't ask for better woman in my life.
What a way to start a birthday off...

Thanks All Folks.
Hope you enjoyed!
Have a FUN weekend!

♥ miss jla