Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cayman Brac here we come!

Just a quick post from the Grand Cayman airport... just incase you forgot we are spending New Year's on Cayman Brac Island at the Brac Reef Resort. I'm stoked about our trip and therefore bragging. I'm sorry, I'm no longer humble, I've had one fruity rum drink and I'm lost my damn mind!!! C was smart and just had a beer while we wait for our connecting flight... No, not me... I blame it on my Irish heritage. I can usually hold my liquor but apparently not eating much all day and only getting 4 hours of sleep the night before makes me a light weight. I'll catch up with you all next year!


@ noble

Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had an AMAZING Christmas!!

This Christmas was a lot of fun for me.  I, for the first time in my adult life have seen Christmas though a childs eyes.  I have three nieces, they are 17, 13 and 7 and it was great to see how each of them reacted to their presents.  By the time we were all done opening gifts there was a sea of wrapping paper, boxes and gift bags covering the living room floor.  My 7 year old niece then had to open every single new toy and try to play with all of them at once lol.  The 13 year old gave us a fashion show of all of her new clothes and the 17 year old went up into her room to txt her boyfriend, she finally came back a few hours later with one of her new books in hand.  Over all it was awesome to be able to spend Christmas with my family.

On a selfish note, I must brag about how awesome my husband is!! He actually got most all of the items on my wish list plus a few extras.  I was shocked at all of my Christmas gifts! The Hubs Rocks :-)

What were some of your favorite moments or gifts this year?

@ Noble

P.S. To all of the 1st responders and Service members: Thank You All for giving us safety & freedom, the best gifts of all!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twilight Much?

Sunday morning I was sipping my coffee, flipping though a magazines and cruising around on blogger when  I looked up at my TV and thought the color was going out on it.  We have some crazy HD/flat screen tv ( C picked it out and I don't know anything about it rather than how to turn it on).  We have only has this television for maybe 3 years so I didn't think the color would "break" on it this soon.  (side note, I don't even know technically if the color can fade or go out of a tv but for some reason I think it can lol)  I continued to watch the guy on Fox News in hopes it was something to do with their signal not broadcasting the colors correctly, then a new dude came on the screen and the color was fine... then it went back to the other guy and the color was jacked up again.  This when of for about 3 minutes or so, back & forth, back & forth, then finally both the guys were together on a split screen and it hit me... Holy Shiznit my tv is fine, that dude is just really really white... like translucent white... like Twilight white!!  Team Wallace or Team Ryan??

I wonder if he asked for Twilight makeup?

Chris Wallace Vs. Paul Ryan

This is pix is a bonus, just because I can lol

Are any of you into the Twilight series?  If so, did you read the books first or just watch the movies?  Which book/movie is your favorite?  And are you team Jacob or team Edward??  

@ Noble

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I moved to the South for a reason... it's warmer.  I would have moved even further south but A. my husband is here and B. I still like to see a little bit of spring, fall and winter.  I'm am always cold!  I (literally) get chilly on a tropical island when I'm in the shade on a 110 degree day.  So, the recent cold snap in Memphis is just mean.  I thought the South and I had an understanding... apparently NOT!  What the crap is up with the talk of freezing rain/sleet tomorrow?!?  Nothing is supposed to be falling from the sky in a solid form or freezing to anything until at least January, and then it should be melting a few days later.  When I saw ICE on the sidewalk yesterday, I almost cried.   I'm from Michigan and know all about winter.  Growing up where I did, I have become an expert in all things winter.  Also, when my brother was stationed in Fairbanks Alaska, we went to visit him in the fracking winter time.  The high most days was -36 with a low of -52.  I threw coffee outside and watched it freeze before it hit the ground... It may not be that cold in Memphis right now, but yesterday sure felt like it.

Sayonara Michigan Winter

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My love for toe socks. . .  

Transformed into shoes

These shoes are so comfortable!! I haven't worn them outside yet, because I want their inaugural usage to be in Cayman Brac.  I love these shoes so much, I think I might even buy another pair for casual wear.  Just incase somebody actually likes these shoes (which I'm pretty sure nobody does) you can find them HERE!   

Saturday, December 11, 2010

List of 4's

I just stole this super cute post from Jessi at The Juici Life!  

List of Fours

1. Four shows that you watch:
* The Bachelor/Bachelorette 
* Castle 
* The Office
* Anderson Copper 360

2. Four things you are passionate about:
* My Family & doggie Hershie
* Working Hard
* Blogging 
* Cooking 

3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:
* Sh*t
* Cheers
* Shalom B*tches 
* Ooohhh Frack 

4. Four things you've learned from the past:
* Karma is only a B*tch if you are.
* Honesty is always the best policy.
* Cancer is vicious. 
* The weatherman isn't always right. 

5. Four places you would like to go:
* Ireland 
* Hawaii 
* Vale Colorado 
* Napa Valley 

6. Four things you did yesterday:
* Worked
* Had my patients tested!! 
* Drank Wine
* Kissed my husband 

7. Four things you are looking forward to:
* Christmas with Brother & Family.  (I haven't had a christmas with him since he left for the Military when I was as 13 years old). 
* The trip to the Cayman Brac.
* Working ( I really love my job ) 
* Finishing reading a few of my books. 

8. Four things you love about Winter:
* All the Christmas Candy
* Christmas Music  
* Decorating 
* Winter Sports
* Playing in the snow (if we get any) and building a snowman. 

9. Tag 4 people to play along:
Nikki @ The Fashionable Wife
Amber @ Airing My Dirty Laundry, One Sock At A Time
Shannon @ Think Like Me
Lindsey @ The Amateur Wife
Chaz @ Koolade Mustache 

I really can count... I just wanted to add 5 people to my list :-) 

@ Noble 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Warm Winter Secret Swap!!

Today I went to work and saw that there was a package waiting for me on my desk.  (I work as a leasing agent at the apt community I live at).  I wasn't expecting anything to be delivered today so I was somewhat perplexed as to what it could be.  When I looked at the handwritten return address from Virginia I was even more stumped... then it finally hit me! It was from my secret santa from the Warm Winter Secret Swap!! Yahoo!!

My secret santa was Adrienne from Some of a Kind  She was the best Santa ever! I have attached a few photos of what she sent me and I can't wait to make her recipe.  Thank you Adrienne for the great care package and very kind words! Merry Christmas!

Apple Toddy

1qt Burbon
1qt Rum
1qt Apple Jack Bandy
1 large can of frozen lemonade
2 cans of water
1 lb of Gala Apples

Core apples and bake at 350 for 15 to 30 min.  
Allow apples to cool.
Mix lemonade and water.
Add liquors and apples
Marinate from Oct 1 until Thanksgiving
Reserve any leftovers for next years batch (refrigerate) 
I have a feeling I won't be having any leftover (this sounds so delish!!!) 

The amazing mug her friend made
This is to put the mug into perspective! 
Yummy Treats!!
Beautiful napkins too! 
Thanks again Adrienne! You Rock!  Everybody check out her blog Here!

@ Noble 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How many days until New Years?

This year I'm excited about Christmas but I'm more excited about New Years!  The reason for my uber excitement is that C and I will be sitting on an island south of Cuba sipping champagne while watching fireworks explode over the ocean at the strike of midnight!! We are going to the Cayman Islands and I'm totally stoked.  This is the first real trip C and I will be taking together.  We have been all over the United States together, but this is the first time we will use our passports together and even flying together (we love road trips).  I have been counting down ever since I purchased our airline tickets and now we are just 22 days away from our beach paradise (we are arriving on the 30th).  We are going to be staying at the Cayman Brac Reef Resort.  We chose Cayman Brac because of it's awesome scuba diving/snorkeling locations.  Also, this island is less commercial (read less expensive) than Grand Cayman.  There are tons of activities to do on the island and I can't wait to concur them all!

In my last post I mentioned I bought 2 pair of shoes... they were water shoes for this trip.  You must wear water shoes when out in the ocean because of all the hard coral.   C's shoes were easy to find, I pulled up a few pair online and he said "umm yea sure I like those..."  I was done shopping for him in under 10 min.  Now finding shoes for me is always a problem.  I don't know what the crap is wrong with me, most shoes just don't fit right.  My feet aren't weird or anything... they are both the same size (7.5) and all my toes are in the right place.  My mom always said it was b/c I had skinny chicken feet but I don't think that's it either lol. 

Anyhow, before I show you a picture of my new shoes I must also explain my love for toe socks... I have been wearing them ever since I could put them on.  I have an obsession with them!  So when I found a shoe that also shared my love for toe socks I knew I must have them.   

Nobody that I've showed these to have shared my love or even my like for them... but that's ok with me because I'm ok with being different!

@ Noble 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Take away my AmEx... Please

Every year about this time I start to wonder if I have Agoraphobia...  My mother says my problem is just a lack of patience.  In my defense my "lack of patience" is a genetic trait passed down from my father.  I hate with a passion being out in a large crowd of rude, pushy, noisy & inconsiderate people (which pretty much sums up the entire city of Memphis).  Like every year prior I always give shopping at the mall a try.  This year one outing was all it took; the screaming children, incompetent sales people, and crowds sent me running back home after just visiting one store. Which brings me to the point of this post... I have been doing all of my Christmas shopping online.  I'm finding myself a little too comfortable in my ability to whip out my AmEx card whenever I see something I like.  Today while sipping my coffee in my jammies I managed to purchase 2 pair of shoes (1 for me and 1 for C) and 3 other presents for a grand total of TOO DAMN MUCH $$$$!! Somebody, send me to Betty Ford to cure my addiction of online shopping and also stores, stop making it so easy to buy things, stop suggestion other items I might like and please for the love of God please stop offering Free Shipping...

Online Shopping, I wish I knew how to quit you.

@ Noble

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Wish List

All I want for Christmas is....

1. A healthy family.

2.  An Ipad

3.  Sex in the City 2 

4.  Anything from Victoria's Secret

5.  Books, lots and lots of books
including but not limited to:

Man in Black by Johnny Cash
Man in White by Johnny Cash
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin
Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
Save Haven by Nicholas Sparks
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
And Many Many Many More (lol)

6. Viva La Juicy perfume by Juicy Couture 

7. Jadore perfume by Christian Dior 

8.  Jewelry (especially if it has diamonds in it)
no blood diamonds welcome


9. A new Suite Case 

10.  Last but Not Least... My Dream House 

@ Noble