Famous in a small town.

It's Tuesday again, so you know what that means...Talk To Us Tuesday with Impulsive and Shawn!

I've been a little absent from the blog, but with fairly good reason. Here are a few things that have been going on in my life.

My friend Vinny Hickerson was a contestant on this season of The Biggest Loser. I tuned in all season to see his amazing progress and texted with him after each episode to tell him how proud I was of his dedication. He ended up making it to the final episode and was up for the $100,000 weigh-in. Sadly, he lost by 3 pounds, but he lost an incredible 184 pounds. Way to go! He also proposed to his girlfriend and is planning a wedding. He deserves every bit of happiness. I met Vinny back in college. His band Trailer Choir played at several frat houses on campus and we quickly became friends. Their band signed with Toby Keith and they quickly made themselves a name in the country music industry. Check them out here. You won't regret it!

Hanging out with Big Vinny.
My company was asked to build some furniture for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last month. We worked diligently on designs under the direction of Michael Moloney and we installed in the house on Friday. It was an incredible experience. I worked with a few other people in my office on the design and I think it will be great for the Friday family. We built a desk unit for the Study Room for the Friday children. The parents recently adopted the 5 siblings from foster care so that they wouldn't be separated. Isn't that incredible?! Unfortunately, they were strict with the no pictures policy on site and the episode will air as a Christmas special in 2012. (I got fussed at several times for trying to sneak pictures. Go figure.) But you can check out local news coverage here.

That's Ed in the red hard hat.

I've been crazy busy with orders for my jewelry business, Copper Alley. In an ideal world, I'd be able to stay home and make my jewelry all day, everyday. Now, if I could just get someone famous to wear my jewelry, I'd be set. Know any takers? Anyone want to do a blog review?

That's enough rambling for tonight!
Custom monogrammed necklace.


Bite me.

It's Tuesday again, so you know what that means...Talk To Us Tuesday with Impulsive and Shawn!

I have an addiction that is slowly encroaching in on all of my thoughts and free time.  When I'm not doing it, I'm thinking about doing it.  It's a little embarrassing for a 25-year-old to be so engrossed with it.

What is it?

The Twilight Saga.  I said it.  I was not a fan when the series first came out.  I refused to read the books because nothing could be better than Ann Rice's Vampire Chronicles of my beloved Buffy.  When the first movie came out in theaters, SEW (my roommate at the time) convinced me to go see it with her.  I went, begrudgingly.  I didn't get it.  The acting was terrible and Kristen Stewart is painfully awkward to watch.  When New Moon was released in theaters, my friend Pearl Girl (who is 2 years older than I am) bought be a ticket so she didn't have to go by herself.  It was even worse than the first one.  I hadn't paid attention to the story line, the wolves were not believable, and I still didn't understand the fuss.  I remember the 15-year-old girls in front of us crying when the credits rolled, proclaiming through their sobs, "This is the best move EVER!"

Flash forward to last month.  I was channel surfing and saw that Twilight was on FX so I caved.  I actually didn't hate it.  Fast forward some more to Thanksgiving week.  Twilight was on TV again.  I watched.  Again.  And I liked it.  A lot.  I totally get the brooding vampire thing.  After all, I spent a great deal of my youth lusting after David Boreanaz as Angel (and even after James Marsters as Spike...anyone else?).  I can identify will Bella's longing for her soul mate.  I get it.  I'm not proud of that, but whatever.  Plus, Robert Pattinson is a Hottie McBody, even if he never bathes.


I ended up buying the trilogy of DVDs on Black Friday for $3.99 each.  I couldn't stop there though.  I headed over to the library (for maybe the 10th time in my life) and checked out the audio books for Twilight and New Moon.  I'm close to being done with New Moon, and I can't contain myself.  I'm waiting until I finish the book before I re-watch the movie.

So there is my new guilty little pleasure.  I know, I'm a few years late to the party.  And if you're wondering, I'm Team Edward.  Bite me.

What are your guilty pleasures?

Gossip Girl  A


Humpty Hump

I'm dogsitting for a week for my friend RG again. (For a refresher on the last time I did this, read here.)  This time, I have all 4 dogs- Bob, Parker, Maddie, and Toot. The 3 little ones were wild when I got there last night. I'd been babysitting so I got in pretty late and just wanted to go straight to bed. Parker was wearing a fresh diaper (yes, he wears diapers...read here) and Maddie and Toot had just been outside so we were set to go to bed. I crawled in and expected the 3 little ones to follow. They didn't. I started to hear strange dog noises so I walked back into the living room and flipped on the light. I gasped in horror. Toot was humping Maddie (both girls) and Parker (boy) was watching and chewing on a squeaky toy. Ahhhhhhh! Humping and squeaking!!! I couldn't handle it. RG had warned me that they'd been in heat but assured me it was over. Clearly not. I yelled at them to stop having the lesbian puppy sex but they were not deterred. They continued humping noisily for an hour. I can't make this stuff up. I have a cat and she was fixed when she was 2 weeks old so I have no idea how to deal with animals humping. Tips? Therapy ideas? I need to go wash my brain with bleach now.

Maddie has a serious underbite.
That is just wrong.

No humping allowed, 


Oh, Wednesday.

It's Wednesday, so I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesdays.

This is extremely accurate about my life.

I die for these boots!


Can I have this? And an occasion to wear it?

I'll take this one, too.

Hell, add this one to the mix as well.  I'm obsessed.

Too funny!

This is genius.


Isn't this Pantone ornament clever?!

Printer's drawer cabinet--I'd kill to have one of these!

Everything about this photo makes me swoon.

What are you loving on Pinterest?  Be sure to follow me here.

Love and Rockets,


P is for...

It's Tuesday again, so you know what that means...Talk To Us Tuesday with Impulsive and Shawn!

I had a really awkward moment last night and it's my duty to share it with you. It's not pleasant, but it's incredibly awkward. You've been warned.

I had some errands to run after work and I really had to pee, but I didn't want to use a public restroom. I was convinced I could wait until I got to Mommy Dearest's house to meet her for dinner. I got to her house and rushed immediately to the bathroom. I hurriedly sat down on the toilet and commenced peeing like Austin Powers in his International Man of Mystery movie. You know the one? All of a sudden, I hear the sound of liquid splattering on the hardwood floor. I looked down in horror. Somehow, in my haste to urinate, I had done so with great force and unparalleled and accidental accuracy. I had managed to pee precisely through the tiny gap between the toilet bowl and the seat. Not only had I peed I the floor, but I'd peed all over my pants leg. I couldn't have managed that if I would have tried! How does that even happen?! Needless to say, I had some serious laundry to do.

What's the most awkward thing that's happened to you lately?

Sparkle hearts,


Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition

What do you think?  The fantastic April Showers helped me work out the kinks and gave me this fantastic new look.  I'm loving it.

And here's a picture of Princess Fiona, because...why not?



Help me!

I got a lovely new template from April Showers, but when I try to apply it to my blog, it wants to mesh with my old Shabby Blogs background.  It looks awful!  I need some serious help!  Anyone?  Bueller?

So please, pardon the mess.  Hopefully someone can help me straighten this out.

Sad face,

I like pretty things.

It's Wednesday, so I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesdays.


I absolutely love this.

Aren't these gorgeous?!

I love this watch.

This is so lovely and I'd love to have it hanging in my apartment.

All it takes is one.


Get in my belly.

This is a scientific fact.

Be sure to follow me on Pinterest!  Link up so I can see what makes you swoon.

Love and Rockets,


Let me paint you a picture...

It's Tuesday again, so you know what that means...Talk To Us Tuesday with Impulsive and Shawn!

I'm a little brain-dead after the Thanksgiving weekend, so I'm going to share a few thoughts and pictures.  I promise I'll do better next week.

Princess Fiona does not approve of rainy Mondays.

I love this sign outside of the bathroom at Moe's.

I decided to get fancy with a DIY manicure: OPI Dating a Royal with Nicole Snow-Man of My Dreams.

Here is an owl necklace that I made this weekend for a friend. [Check out my jewelry--Copper Alley--here.]

And here is a monogrammed Copper Alley necklace that I made for The Pink Monogram.

Another DIY manicure with Orly Shine and Orly Luxe (before I cleaned it up).
Talk to me and let me know what you've been up to!

Sparkle hearts,


Black Friday

Yes, I was one of those crazy people out shopping on Black Friday.  I went several places, but only ended up buying things at Target and Best Buy.

Here's what I scored at Target (I just bought DVDs):
Parenthood, Season 1 - $7.99
Dexter, Season 1 - $12.99
The Blind Side - $5.99
Inception - $5.99

Here's what I scored at Best Buy:
Twilight - $3.99
New Moon - $3.99
Eclipse - $3.99
Dexter, Season 2 - $12.99
Dexter, Season 3 - $12.99
Due Date - $3.99
And the best part...a Samsung 40" LCDTV for $429.99!

What did you lovelies buy?

Shopaholics Anonymous,


I'm thankful for Pinterest.

It's Wednesday, so I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesdays.


Alpacas make me giggle.

I have this on my bathroom wall in pink.

I need Kate Spade earrings in my life.

So pretty.

Gotta love it.

Who doesn't want a sparkly Kate Spade purse?

Oh, J.Crew...I love this.

These wooden rings are so great.

OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know
Be sure to follow me on Pinterest!  Link up so I can see what makes you swoon.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  Anyone else crazy enough to go shopping on Black Friday?  What are you shopping for?

Turkey kisses,


Stuck a feather in my cap and called it macaroni.

It's Tuesday, so you know what that means...Talk To Us Tuesday with Impulsive and Shawn!

I don't have anything too exciting to share today, but I do have a bit of awkwardness.  I got dressed for work this morning in black pants and a grey sweater--cheery, right?  As I was walking out the door, I threw on this cute new headband to add a pop of color:

My boss walked by my desk this morning and stopped and stared at my head.  Oh, great. 
Boss: So does that have some kind of tribal significance?
Moi: [stares, puzzled]
Boss: You know...for your heritage?
Moi: [stares, dumbfounded]
Boss: Or are those special turkey feathers for Thanksgiving?
Really?  Do I look remotely tribal to you?  I'm about as pale/Caucasian as they come, y'all.  And does it look like I'm wearing turkey feathers in my hair?  That's it...I give up.  No more being trendy in the office.

Is my boss right?  Do I look like a tribal turkey?  Or is this cute?

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