Friday, September 27, 2013

Tailgate - Hello Brunch

Since I'll be rubbing elbows at my first ever college tailgate this weekend, I wanted to be well prepared. What?! Yes, I've never been to a college tailgate. The Uni I went to did not have a football team, major sad times.

In my mind, the typical tailgate consists of things cooked on the grill. This is true, but then I found out we're doing a morning tailgate for a noon game. That makes the planning of my first ever even more...interesting.

I went to the ever trustworthy Pinterest. How did I live my life without such awesomeness? I'll never know.

Then I separated it into three categories.

Food, Drinks and Dessert. You know the sweets must have a category all their own, at least in my book. Also, disclaimer: I'm not a fan of breakfast. Super picky, so these are things I would definitely eat.

- Food -

The dilemma. What can you cook on a grill for breakfast, besides sausage patties?








- Drinks -

Typical mimosas and am I the only one that's never heard of a beer-mosa?!






- Dessert -





I'm baking cookies right now to get me through a couple of events this weekend. It's a several hour process apparently, but we're taking them to work tomorrow, the game on Saturday and then a potluck at church on Sunday. That's about 20 dozen cookies in total. Thanks mom for helping!!

What's your first or best tailgating memory? Any pointers you want to share with a newbie?!

I'm going to link up for my first ever Fan Friday!!

Venus Trapped in Mars





Monday, September 23, 2013

Last Weekend of Summer...Boo!

I did a little, not a lot this weekend. I did get a bit of sunshine in, and read a few books. Got some friendly mail that made me cry. I also got my teeth cleaned. Am I the only person that "likes" the dentist? A little Hobby Lobby action for the Fall!


I also finally got to watch the movie 42. It was just what I was expecting and I loved it. Started watching Breaking Bad this weekend. I'm on episode 4. I like it. I'm intrigued, but it's not a "showstopper" for me yet. I think I'm addicted to reading.

I liked this book.

I loved these books.

Now I'm trying to figure out what to read next. I have so many books to choose from, so little time.

This weekend we're going to a breakfast tailgate before a noon game in Central Florida. Kill me now. It's going to be hot and I'm going to BURN!

I'm compiling some brunch-y ideas for tailgating on Pinterest and am hoping to share those before the week is up. We'll see if time allows!

Monday, September 9, 2013

My KS Bachelorette Weekend

Howdy Ya'll!

Hahaha, I'm just kidding I don't really talk out loud like that very often. However, being back in the prairie state this weekend did start to bring back a little of my country girl side.

I hope this Monday finds you much more fabulous than me, because that's not very hard to do on a Monday! Am I right?

So this weekend I got to see my college girlfriends!! Last time I went home I talked to the bride-to-be who is getting married this month about coming back for the bachelorete party instead of the wedding. I think it was a total success! On that last trip I didn't get to see the two involved in the wedding except AT the wedding. :(

So Let's see what I got up to this weekend?!


1. I've never seen so many wind farms in my life! I remember when the first wind farm went in near my KS hometown. They just keep multiplying.
2. I'm a margarita girl...this was the first of about half a dozen this weekend!
3. My sister and her roommates have animals, they're cute and sweet.
4. Lunch with my favorite aunt and my sister at Beijing Bistro. Soooo good and worth every penny!
5. Pic at dinner Friday night with the Bride!
6. Tried MooYah a shake and burger joint. Shake was a little too creamy.
7. Wine tasting?! Yes please!!! I found some awesome sweet wines that I need to find locally!
8. My margarita at the Bach party had black salt. This was a first for me. I didn't lick it from my glass like I do reg salt, lol!
9. So, you know the games girls play at these kinds of parties. This was a great laughing shot, right?

I had such a great time and was so not ready to go back to work. Is it Friday yet?

How was your weekend? I'm ready for some Fall weather (not likely in FL) and Fall food!

I haven't linked up my Weekend Shenanigans in a while, so it's about time again.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I Heart Mail - Reveal: August Cara Box

Hey Gang!

It's time for my August Cara Box Reveal!!

Sorry for such a late post but due to some circumstances the timing was off for this month's exchange. Luckily, I got matched up with some great girls, Aleshea and Sammie!

If you want to see what I got the lovely Aleshea, you can check out her reveal here. It was so great getting to know Aleshea as we had a lot of the same interests *cough*Country Music*cough*

My other partner was Sammie and she really "got" me, you know?!


She put so many of my likes in there that it's hard to pick a fav! The bag or the salsa, or the journal? Sammie I couldn't have asked for a more "me" box than what you sent!

If you're interested in participating in the next round of Cara Box exchange you should definitely check it out!

I'm out of town this weekend for a college bestie's bachelorette festivities and will definitely be bringing you some pics on Monday!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Last Weekend - A Weekend of Firsts

Oh look, it's Tuesday and I still haven't posted about LAST weekend!!!

So I had my little photo collage all ready to go on Sunday night but was oh sooooo tired. Last weekend was something I had been looking forward to for weeks. Going out of town for a couple days, yes there was a 5K thrown in but what a great weekend!

Friday morning I woke up at 2:30 with my throat on FIRE. I could not remember the last time I had pain like that in my throat. Thinking I wanted to be healthy for the weekend, I went to the urgent clinic but they were going to charge me more than double what I was expecting to pay and I just wasn't willing to pay for that when I knew it would pass with time. Bodies are made to heal themselves, you know.

So, I left in a tizzy and ran out to my car...only to have it not start!? Of course, my awesome weekend had to start off crappy, right? That's just how things work. "Luckily" my dad was able to come jump me so I could get a new battery. *whew* I'm also glad it happened while I was still home and not in Orlando with A.

So, obviously that completely threw my Friday off and I missed Skyping with a friend. *sad face*

I could drone on and on but I think that's why it's taken me soooo long to post this, lol.

Picture time!!


1. Ugh! Car probs!
2. Yummy Summer salad from Panera!
3. Robot looking outdoor air conditioner, lol!
4. After my first 5K!!! Time 50:51. Pretty good for a girl that's never ran before.
5. It poured while we were outlet shopping, he's a trooper!
6. During the race, documenting my 2nd mile!!!
7. Gorgeous sunset as we headed over the bridge back home.
8. The Ghostbusters obviously weren't responding to a call!
9. I shopped for heels for the bachelorette party I go to in a couple weeks!!

Did you have a good weekend? Did you have any plans for the Holiday 3-day weekend?!