Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Not sure where to start.
So much has happened since my last blog post.
I launched a business. I had a birthday.
Lee is home. He's safe, healthy and we're more in love than ever.
We had a national disaster 6 miles from our home yesterday afternoon and today that trumps all the details of anything else.
I've received several calls and texts asking for ways to help those effected by yesterday's tornado:
-Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross and/or Text FOOD to 32333 to immediately donate $10 to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. (funds withdrawn from phone bill)
-Blood Needed! Drives setup today at Riverwind, Lucky Star & Sugar Creek Casinos.
-Animal Resource Center in OKC is taking in misplaced pets. Donations needed.

Love you all. xo

Click HERE to follow my new blog for daily posts to see what I've been scheming while Lee has been away. I'll share more later but right now just prayers for my home state, sweet Oklahoma. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

graduation pix

Some pictures from my cousin's graduation last weekend. Finally got them uploaded!
    {Me, Mom, Brandi & Dad}

Have a great weekend, y'all! I'm leaving the office soon for a mtg and to get my hair done before heading to the lake house for Mother's Day weekend! Don't ya know I gotta get my hair-did before Lee comes home? xo

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

RH obsessed

I really want THIS table lamp from Restoration Hardware for our entry table but I'm kinda on the prowl for a look alike with a better price but somehow I doubt I find one that I love as much.
I basically don't want a lamp with a shade since the overhead pendant in the entry has a shade. I also don't want to commit to buying anything right now either since we're going to build and I'm likely to completely change my mind down the road. Ha! Now you know why I'm only kinda on the prowl.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

good news+

Last night I ran to Hobby Lobby and Pier 1 to get a couple things. I'm trying to finish styling a few spaces for pictures. I'm having a hard time finding a stopping place because I'm not finding exactly what I want.

I can hardly focus this week because we should be learning Lee's homecoming date any day now! Crazy, right?! There's a really good chance he might be home sometime next week but where and when I have no idea. However, that means a huge homecoming party is right around the corner too! I'm super excited to celebrate Lee, this past year's accomplishments and what's to come. AND my birthday is next week too! Holy smokes. Best birthday present ever.

And we're getting a HomeGoods. Yay! Construction is in progress now.

I'm going to the lake house for Mother's day and we're ordering shrimp from our favorite vacay spot to be overnighted for a yummy shrimp boil. How fun is that?!

Now let's chat about my favorite celebrity "dress up" event, the Met Ball. I want to go badly! Or at least attend the red carpet and gawk at the edgy designs. Ha! From what I have seen, Cara Delevingne and Ivanka Trump top my list this time. Surprise contenders, huh? There were a lot of knockouts but my wins are always decided based upon what I would wear only.

Cara's plunging neckline and studded detail had me at 1st glance. This Burberry dress is perfect for the night's punk to couture theme. She looks stunning. Makeup and hair are perfect and this dress even looks slinky like it would be comfty for a fun night with friends.
The supermodel looks to have had a blast in the dress too! Sienna Miller must have said something funny about their resembling ensembles.
I was somewhat surprised to see Mrs. Trump hit the nail on the head with a punk theme. I love the navy and green together. She too looks stunning but in a Juan Carlos Obando gown. She even did some color streaks in her hair for the evening. I feel like she gets prettier and prettier, no? 

Monday, May 6, 2013

poke graduate

My sweet cousin whom I love dearly and like a sister graduated college on Saturday. The whole family (minus Lee) caravanned to see her accept that expensive and hard-earned piece of paper.
We got there early to sit together and took up an entire row.
Isn't she precious?! Love her. I wore THIS floral skirt.
I brought cupcakes to the celebration. For a Cowboy Poke as a mascot, I thought the flavors were fitting. Campfire Goo, Vanilla Howdy and Caramel Two-Step:

I picked up the dessert the night before and being that OSU is my alama mater's rival I'm sure the cakes almost burned upon entrance into our home. Happy to report that they did not and they were delicious but...Boomer Sooner anyway.

Friday, May 3, 2013

ketchup friday

I attended my third yoga class last night and sweat so much. I was gross wet. I then went across the parking lot to my tanning place (Gotta get some sun for our upcoming vacay!) and soon realized that tanning and then putting wet clothes back on isn't a fun idea. I'm normally not a big "sweater" when I workout but warm yoga makes me sweat buckets because it's so hot in there! I still need to post about my final Insanity results! I had a great experience with it. I'm about to start Insanity again and do it on my yoga "off" days.

Still want a dang juju hat. I ran across a good source for them I want a blue or red one! I'm looking at you, Lee. HERE. Ha! Here's a little juju eye candy with out color of the year in mind.

Here's few images from Chelsie's bridal brunch!
 Take-home honey for guests.

The menu I was excited to have served:
Stuffed french toast
Sausage, cheese, onions, bell peppers and egg cupcakes
Rosemary potatoes
Fruit w/ a cream based sauce
Mimosa, tea and water station

And of course we had dessert:

 You may or may not have noticed that Chelsie's favorite color is purple.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

angel wings & USPS appeal

Remember THESE angel wings that I painted and glazed? I finally hung them! I know. Took me long enough, huh?
This is the pink guest room. I need to style and edit this room for pictures so I'll have better images to share soon.

Did I tell you I shipped an ipad to Lee's APO for Christmas? Even shipped it November 5th to ensure it could be received beforehand due to packages getting bottle-necked during busy season. Did I tell you it was never delivered, wasn't returned and they denied my insurance claim? I'll be sure to indulge more and even share my appeal letter with you after I receive feedback from it. I was just able to submit our appeal today. This has proven to be the most ridiculous process. Even more poor has been the customer service but with the exception of a few kind individuals along the way.  A military spouse doesn't need to stress about a package not getting to her Soldier. I'm hoping USPS makes good on this. To be cont'd.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

may day may day

In honor of May being my BIRTHDAY month, I have made a list of all things Erin.
It's not rocket science to know that the only thing I want is Lee.
Things I'd like to have or like and want more of: 
  1. Hermes Blanket (dark grey)
  2. Fiddle Fig Leaf Tree
  3. It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin, 10 fl oz
  4. Wide Angle Lens, THIS one
  5. Cupcake Carrier
  6. LV Eva Clutch (damier canvas)
  7. Pedicure