Tammy Filled Morning

It’s been a busy morning. 4 dogs at the butt crack of waking up … barks galore. *sigh* It also didn’t help upon leaving the house that our window repair guys came … therefore more barking. Oyyy veyy.

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Tammy and I got ready and got our nails done. You like? We promise the coral-y color is different. Mine is more pink. Tammy’s is more orange! But it obviously doesn’t look that way.

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We also got a Groupon for 59 Diner! And this is only one meal … Yikes! And Tammy’s plate was filled with food as well. Cheap. Delicious. Filling.

I finally got Vine. As of now, you can probably find me as Cripple15 since I didn’t put my name. Do you like it? It’s my first video! And if you don’t like it … well then. Friendship is over.

Our plans are to stay here so she could study for a few more then head back home and hang out with brother, Sissy, and BIL. Love these days.

Till we leave I’ll be reading up on bloggeroonies while watching Season 9 of Grey’s! Happy Friday y’all! Have a great weekend!

[2013] 015/365: Thankful Things Thursday: Blessings

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I couldn’t pass this opportunity up. Just look how beautiful the sky is. It was pretty much all over Houston and San Antonio (that I know of).

Each day we move so quickly trying to get through the day. To get by. We never just stop to see the beauty surrounding us. This reminded me of it.

It made me wonder why I try so hard to wake up so early every day before the sun comes up. Work. Never really take breaks. Go home. Do stuff that isn’t really a big importance (except the workout part) and miss the sundown. Why am I trying to just get by? Why am I not trying to find my worth? I need to find out why I’m put on this earth because lately I feel a bit lost.

When you lose something, you typically find something. I finally found someone at work I can relate to and talk to and laugh with … every day. It feels good to finally find that person. She’s not on my team but she is sister/cousin to two of my coworkers on my team. I met her one week before she started at this job and we just clicked! It’s been pretty great and we already have many shared laughter. Sadly, she’s not staying forever here (still in college) but it’s good to finally have met her. Hopefully when she goes to her new career path we still stay friends! Fingers crossed.

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It’s nice to have a friend I talk to even when it’s days we don’t see each other. Probably cuz we’re both single. I have no clue what we talk about … probably stupid things. But the conversation is never dull. I got to hang out with Samantha tonight. She got her nails redid and I got a cheap manicure ($10). I probably won’t do it again since they don’t last long but it was fun. We got food and watched more Doctor Who.

Chill nights are my favorite.

Time to plan out what to do tomorrow since it’s my day off!! I know for sure Rocky is going in for a deep dental clean so I won’t see him all day. What to do? What to do?

Me time.

Peace and love!

Last Week … Weekend Festivities

Tuesday:

I love my job. Why? Because I have TWO companies as of right now and one of them threw an amazing social at Dave and Busters! Can’t wait for the next social!

Friday:

Day off!

Went to brunch with the sissy then she went off to her mani/pedi and I went home and baked two type of things for the dinner party. It was held at The Powerpuff Clubhouse … aka Samantha’s place.

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Funfetti Cake Bars and Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Dinner is served. Cubed Potatoes, Pot Roast, Green Beans, and Salad.

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Bubbles, John, and Blossom.

We hung out the rest of the night and I had a lot of fun just being silly with them. It was Mal and I’s first real party ever since being out of high school. Makes me realize just how grown up we are.

Saturday:

I went to Whole Foods with Mum and June. It’s SO SO SO close to home now. I’m in love … with a store. Don’t judge.

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I found these pretty awesome cute pebbled potatoes. They were $4.99 so I sadly had to put them down.

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I picked these babies up instead. $2.99 for way more. I used some to make dinner!

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Picked up some Shrimp & Chicken Jambalaya. And used the potatoes and made a Sausage, Potato, Veggie Bake. It was a win.

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I even got dessert from Whole Foods for the fams.

Sunday:

I went to Madison’s house (Mallory’s sister) and watched the Super Bowl. I made cake balls but there are no pictures. We even went outside and threw the football around. The party pretty much ended when the stadium decided to have a power outage. Good going, guys.

Then Samantha and Mallory decided it would be a good idea to find my blog. Which, I’m not going to lie, if you know me well enough, you can find my blog easy peasily. And they did … Hi Guys. If you’re reading this and you find a picture or something you don’t like that pertains to you, let me know and I’ll take it down! 🙂

It’s been a pretty eventful weekend and this weekend will be even better! Chinese New Year!! Cannot wait!

Julia & Noel’s Wedding

This past weekend was filled with reunions. Whoop! And it’s nice to see that friendships haven’t died. I mean, yeah I’ve been gone for almost one year. But it’s nice that I’m able to talk to them like I use to. Like nothing’s changed. I know I say that a lot but I’m just so thankful for it all.

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I was lucky enough to stay at an old friend’s place. Thanks Jane, Chris, Long & Vy!

I bought them a cake to say thank you. That fruit was delectable.

I even got to see Liliana, Marisol, Andy, Jakob, and Nayeli. We went to Kona and had a fun time just talking and making new memories.

I even got to spend one on one time with Liliana. I miss those. They always make me so happy. I can always tell her SO much. It’s crazy.

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Sunday was Julia and Noel’s Wedding. Look how precious they are. The love is in their eyes.

I’ve known them since they started college. And they’ve both grown SO SO SO much. They learn from each other and no matter how far apart they are their love stays strong. They never give up when times get rough. They are the definition of love.

High school sweethearts win for this round. Wish them all the best!

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They had little snacks for cocktail hour. Yum!

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And an open bar … say what?! The little shot glass in the back was our souvenir. Love love love! This would be a Cinnamon Whiskey & Coke. So good!

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Tender Wild Greens Salad with Apples and Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls

Roasted Garlic Petite Tender Beef Filet

Artichoke and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast

Smashed Herbed Potatoes

French Green Beans with Butter and Herbs

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 Red Velvet

I drove home right after the wedding. I had a lot of fun. Dancing, photo booths, seeing the two love birds finally celebrating their tying of the knot. Congratulations you two!

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Since I came home super late … early Monday morning that is … I took the day off. Got manicures with Samantha and had a lunch date. We went to Ikea, got her a dining table with chairs, helped build one then went to happy hour with Mallory.

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We call ourselves The Powerpuff girls. Mallory is blonde … therefore Bubbles. Samantha is a redhead … therefore Blossom. And I have black hair … therefore Buttercup.

I’ve never seen the show but I found it funny that we were like that.

Love them. I get to see them again tomorrow night! Holla!

Alyssa & Greg: Rehearsal Dinner

My first day at work went pretty well. Went out to lunch with some of my team members and got to know some of them better. I only personally knew ONE  person on my floor but I’m lucky to have him because I would be so lost and all alone!

Anyway, the wedding was GORGEOUS. Beautiful. And super elegant and classy. But let’s rewind to Friday …

Mani/Pedi

I woke up bright and early and headed to CR Creative Nails and met up with Alyssa and her bridesmaids. I’m not a bridesmaid but I was very thankful I still got to be a part of the party and have so much fun. And I got to meet the rest of the bridesmaids and I’m glad to say, they are some of the nicest people ever. And gorgeous! One was our high school friend, Lauren F., and the rest were from Alyssa’s college. Oh and Alyssa’s sister, Cara.

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I had my first ever Pedi. I’m not a fan of feet but I wanted to be like everyone else and got it done. I am proud to report that I did not kick the lady in the face. Even when it tickled … a freaking lot. Alyssa caught my reactions and couldn’t help but laugh. Everyone was a natural but me. I am not use to relaxing and the lady doing my pedicure told me to relax and stop looking at her because every time I looked at her, I wanted to help … and I. Was. Not. Helping. Whoops.

But oh geebus, I’m happy Alyssa’s Mum picked this place. It’s the best service I ever had. Maybe it’s because we’re the bridal party but I am wanting to go back there again and get my nails done! Mum already says I have to once I get my first paycheck. Wonderful.

Three Olives Lunch

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After our mani/pedi, we had lunch a 3 Olives which was down the street. The last time I went here was for a friend’s bridal party and didn’t have such a great experience. I’m happy to tell you that after the remodeling, the food got tastier. The service still sucked balls though so only go here when you aren’t starving or on a tight schedule.

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I believe I got the Southwest Fettuccine. It was so good. Try it!

Rehearsal Dinner Party

Lauren and I made plans to get ready at her place so I went home and slummed around a little bit then headed to Lauren’s. Then we peeled out of the drive way and headed towards the hotel where everyone else was. After getting lost for a few minutes or so, we finally found it. I am ashamed to say I live in Katy. I do not know where anything is …

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The charter bus took us to the rehearsal place. So gorgeous. Them practicing. I cried and it wasn’t even the real thing. Ridiculous? …

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Then the charter bus took us all downtown to McCormick’s and Schmick’s. We had red wine and white. I chose the latter since I don’t really drink wine.

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Then we had some really great appetizers. Different cheeses with strawberries. Fried shrimp. Crab meat stuffed mushrooms. Cucumber with salmon and capers.

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We had a list of stuff we could chose from and I chose this: Dinner was bread with butter. New England Clam Chowder. Filet Mignon with green beans and mashed potatoes.

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We had champagne with our toasts which were lovely!

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And then our desserts came out. I picked the cheesecake … which became a blueberry cheesecake. Even better! It was delicious.

I sat next to Cara and all she could do was tell me “Go big, or go home!” when I couldn’t finish my food … I wanted to go home so bad.

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Alyssa then gave us presents. The bridesmaids got earrings that went gorgeously with their dress. That would be Lauren’s earrings. And I got a necklace (which I wore as a bracelet since it didn’t go well with my dress).

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Greg’s parents got these cups made! And then had little bags of Jordan Almonds in there. So cute!

I had a great time getting to know everyone in Alyssa’s life. It meant a lot that they included me. I felt very a part of the wedding party and it’s simple things like this. Getting to know some of the most important people in her life.

Up next … The wedding.

Stay tuned!