Thursday, 28 June 2012

It's a pool

Last night, I took the kids for a night swim at our neighborhood pool.  A man came up to me and pointing to Eli who was sitting on the steps of the pool, said "Is that your son?"  I said, "Yes, and oh my gosh, what has he done, or what did he say?"  He said he went up to Eli and said, "Hey buddy, how's the water feel?"  Eli replied, "Dis is not a water feel, it's a pool."

Monday, 25 June 2012

Lady A Concert...Good times!

I totally hijacked these pics from Donna's blog.  I took pics too, but life is too loco to get them off my camera right now.  Donna so kindly invited Kayce and I to the Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Thompson Square concert!  It was so much fun.  We met up with Shana and Matt and Donna's mama (a.k.a. Miz Becky!) for dinner before the concert.  

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Can we discuss how red and sweaty I get?  It's gross.  I remember being a cheerleader in high school and all the other girls looked cute with perfect makeup and hair, and I was a sweaty hot mess.  This pic...just sitting there in the Alabama heat.  Kayce, perfect hair and make-up...me, Hot sweaty mess.

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Drinking heavily (Diet Coke that is)!  No red and sweaty faces.

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Darius Rucker singing.  He sang some Hootie songs too.  I'm so glad he did.  Takes me back to high school.  Good stuff.

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Lady A!!!  Last time I saw them, they opened up for Tim McGraw.  They were so much better this time with their own stage.  They are big time now!


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Lady A brought Darius and Thompson Square back out and they all sand "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers.  I am going to have to say this was my favorite part of the concert.  It was awesome, and the crowd was really into it too.  
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I run to you, baby!
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Donna's hubby Marc was supposed to go with us, but last minute gave his ticket to Miz Becky.  She was so much fun and I'm so glad she was with us.  There were lots of ladies there that were NOT acting there age, but BB, she's a class act.  At one point she looked over, just as straight-faced as you could be and said to me and Kayce, "Do either of you girls have a pair of scissors?"  We were baffled and I said, "What do you want scissors for?"  She said that she felt like she needed to cut her pants off and have some super short cut off shorts like the other ladies.  We died out laughing.  She is a mess, and we can always count on her for comic relief.  Thanks ladies for a super fun night!   Next country night out is going to be in Nashville, and I'm gonna show these girls a good time with plenty of Diet Coke and lots of dancing!  



Thursday, 14 June 2012

I'm Not Reading "50 Shades of Grey"

Not judging if you did, but I'm not reading it.  Here is a beautifully written blog post that explains why we should think twice before reading this series, it it in a way I never could.  

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Jewelry Project

All the girls in Birmingham (and Mobile) are wearing these cute bracelets made out of a hammered metal cross and ribbon.  I wish I had a picture of what the real ones look like (anyone who has one, take a pic for me and send it my way).  ***I found a pic of the ones you can buy.  This one is at Brown Eyed Girl in Mobile/Daphne if you want to just go buy one!  They are $35.***




I was at my mom's and found ONE old Ultralite earring (if you are a child of the 90s, you know what these are.  The bigger the better.  I couldn't even find a picture of them online to show you what they are) in the bathroom drawer.  My mind started racing.  I came to my mother-in-law's house and told my sis and law my idea.  She took the earring and ran out to the tool box.  She finished the project...I only told her what I wanted and she did it!  Here are the pics.  And description of how we did it.
 Take the earring post and loop off, leaving one hole in one side of the cross.  Using a hammer and nail, make a hole in other side of the cross.  We also hammered the cross a little so it wasn't so shiny.  Then pick your favorite ribbon (I used about 2 ft of ribbon, but use as much as you want) and run it through each hole with ribbon on the back.  
Wrap the ribbon around your wrist over and over again until you have the two ends together to tie in a little knot.  Voila!  You can swap out different ribbons for different looks and outfits.  Anybody got their old Ultralight earrings lying around?  Turn them into some cool new jewelry!