Friday, July 8, 2011

Discovering Pinterest

if you haven't discovered pinterest yet... go do it.

according to the pinterest website...

pinterest is a virtual pinboard. it lets you organize and share all of the beautiful things you find on the web. people use pinterest to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

it requires an invite to join, so if you're interested just let me know!

so far, i've organized my boards into the following categories:

my needs
my prince
my beliefs
my home
my big day
my random finds
my fashion
my travel needs
my holidays

enjoy some of my fashion finds from this week below (i neeeeeddd them all!). everyone have a great weekend!!

all images via pinterest

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr President

to you: george w. bush
happy birthday, mr. president
happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday, mr. president
happy birthday to you
"i miss being pampered." - george w. bush
reflecting on his presidency at the university of texas at tyler in october of 2010
well, sit back and relax w. it's your day!
happy 65th big guy
and thank you for your service to our country!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

God Bless America

July 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays. I have childhood memories of cooking out, pool days, and shooting fireworks off of Mamaw and Papaw's porch on South Boulevard.
Yes, that is me with a swim camp. Dang tubes in my ears.
 This year, I was able to celebrate America in our nation's capital. What an experience!  
A few highlight from the weekend: Nationals vs. Cubs and fireworks on the National Mall...
If this doesn't say America, I don't know what does. Baseball, hotdog, beer, and sadly (and not trying to be mean), extreme obesity.
My friend and co-worker, Erica, joined me for fireworks on the National Mall. The pictures below are from our seats. Over 500,000 joined us in celebrating America's 235th birthday. I'll admit, I was slightly disappointed we couldn't hear music from our seats. However, we were able to liven things up a little bit... I pulled up Pandora on my iPhone and turned on Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" and then Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue." We got a few cheers for that! Next year, we may try to plan better to either be in the Capitol on a balcony when the fireworks go off, or on a roof top somewhere. But, this year we thought it would be appropriate for us to experience all the celebration on the National Mall had to offer.
It was an amazing experience to be in Washington D.C. for the 4th of July! Regardless of where you spent the holiday, I hope you were able to take time out to think about why our country is so very special. Every day I talk to people who are angry at their fellow Americas... republicans, democrats, elderly, teenagers, wealthy, poor... yes, we don't agree on everything, and we never will. But, it's important to sit back and remember we all have one thing in common...we are all Americans and we are all blessed to live in this country - the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Happy 235th America and I hope all of you had a blessed weekend!