5.29.2011

GTKYS!


1. would you rather go on a picnic or to a bbq?
To a BBQ, for sure. It's more social, I like people :)

2. would you rather go bra-less or panty-less?
Bra-less. So freeing! I would seriously give up my boobs if I could just not wear a bra.. Not sure how Nate would feel about that decision though, HA!

3. would you rather go on a $5000 shopping spree at your favorite store or go on a $5000 vacation?
$5000 vacay, please! I would like a tropical getaway.

4. would you rather eat escargot or sauteed crickets?
Oh gross! I guess sauteed crickets. Vom.

5. would you rather go on survivor or the amazing race?
The Amazing Race. Because they travel, right?

6. would you rather be hot or cold?
Hot. I can't stand to be cold. It pisses me off.

7. would you rather go to the beach or lake?
The beach!! :) I'll go to the lake, but it feels dirtier to me for whatever reason.

8. would you rather not shave your legs for a month in the summer or your armpits?
My legs. I feel like a man if I miss my armpits.

Wanna play? Go link up with Keely!

5.27.2011

Wanna get caught passing notes?

All the cool kids these days are handwriting their blog posts, and then they're linking up with my gorgeous friend, Meg.

Don't forget to link up and post the button on your blog!

(I don't know why it always looks so small & blurry.. just click on the pic if you really want to read it!)

Happy weekend, my friends! :)

5.26.2011

Put Some South in Your Mouth, Y'all!

**Edit: This post was meant to be scheduled for 7:30 AM, and if you follow me on twitter, you saw that I had too many glasses of wine last night.. which led me to schedule this for PM instead. OOPS!

If you missed my first recap of our Savannah trip, you can go HERE! :)

On Monday, our last day in Savannah, our flight was leaving at 6 pm and we had a taxi schedule to pick us up at the hotel at 4, so we had plenty of time that day to do what we wanted.

We checked out of our hotel and headed down the street to Paula Deen's restaurant, Lady & Sons (which was only 2 blocks away!) around 11 am.

We put down our name and asked for a table for 2. They said they didn't have a table available until 2 pm. Yes, I'm talking about 3 hours later. That's how much of a tourist attraction this place is.

Nate knew that I wasn't leaving GA until I ate here, so we agreed, and off we went to walk around town and kill some more time.

We saw lots more things on our journey that we weren't able to get pictures of or see the days before..
Tomo-Chi-Chi was supposedly a 7foot tall Indian whose remains were found here.

A questionable homeless man may or may not have taken this photo.

The telephone booth that Julia Roberts was in from "Something to Talk About"

The town has a St. Patty's Day headquarters! Everyone was telling us that we have gotta come back in March. Next to Chicago, they have the largest celebration.

Reppin' the Girl Scouts! ;) (She's the founder) Fun fact: At her wedding, when the guests were throwing rice at the end, a grain went into her ear and she was deaf from then on in that ear. Yeaaah, no rice at my wedding!

Some creepy pictures that we found oddly interesting in a gift shop :)

Okay, now it's been about 2 1/2 hours or so, we headed to the gift shop in the restaurant..


Life size Paula to take pictures with. :)

We get some souvenirs and before we know it, our name is called and we our taken to our table. I loved our waiter and asked him a bajillion questions about whether or not he had met Paula and how often she comes to the restaurant. He said she comes every couple of months and her sons come couple of weeks. He said she is EXACTLY like she is on TV, so warm, friendly & welcoming to everyone she meets. I am not surprised at all.

I was overly excited & Nate kept calling me the "typical tourist"

He always starts talking before the flash stops.

The appetizer they brought out - hoecakes and cheese biscuits, sooo good!

After a lot of anxiety, I finally decided on the buffet and Nate decided on the pulled pork sandwich.
Started off with a yummy salad. There was butter ON the salad bar, of course! ;)


Our heavenly meals. Seriously, best stuff EVER!


And you gotta get pictures of you trying it too! :)

Then came dessert! I had 4 kinds to choose from. I wanted all 4 left on the table.. but I chose banana puddin' ;) I was kind enough to share with Nate; I'm such a good girlfriend!


After we were all good & miserably full, it was time to head back home to Dallas!

We had SUCH a fun trip, and I'm so happy that I am able to say that I got to visit Paula Deen's restaurant. I'll definitely go back for some of that southern goodness! :)

5.25.2011

It's Wednesday Y'all!

Confession: Ever since we went to Paula Deen's I've been obsessed with saying "y'all" moreso than usual and using more of a southern drawl when I say it. It's just FUN! :)

Now on to, WILW!

I'm LOVING...

-that although the storms that ripped through the DFW metroplex were awful last night and pretty scary - myself, my family & my friends were safe.

-that this coming weekend is a 3 day weekend, HOLLA!


-that I may or may not have a giveaway coming up in a couple of weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for that. ;)

-spending time with my old roomie/best friend and her sweet baby girl.


-what a shower in the morning does for me. I'm more of a shower in the night kind of girl so I can get a few more minutes to sleep in, but it really woke me up this AM. (LAME!)

What are you LOVING today?

5.19.2011

Savannah, GA Trip Recap!

***VERY LENGHTY POST WITH LOTS OF PICTURES*** You were warned ;)

As most of you already know, last weekend Nate and I went to Savannah, GA to see 2 of our friends get married.

Neither of us had ever been, so we were both very excited to go. Me, mostly because I love weddings and traveling, and Nate because Savannah is very rich in history, and let's face it, he's kind of a nerd. ;)

Friday, I only worked a half day and after I got off, we were headed to the airport. We had printed our itineraries online, and it said we were flying out of terminal D. Cool. So, his roomie dropped us off. We get to check in and print our boarding passes only to find out that we need to be at terminal B. There's always some sort of mix-up at the airport, isn't there?!

Off on a shuttle we go!

We make it to terminal B, and get through security, which has changed since I flew last year. They do this full body scan, and Nate had to remind me that they just "saw me naked" - awkward!

We had plenty of time before our flight took off, and the groom's parents were there because they had missed their flight that morning (long story! they were on standby and luckily made it on our flight) so we had dinner and drinks with them.

The flight was smooth, and we made it to Savannah only to be greeted with HUMIDITY! We're definitely not in Dallas anymore.

We're looking for our shuttle driver to take us to the hotel, and we see a man holding a sign that has a name that COULD be Nate's last night, but it's so horribly misspelled that we wonder.. we asked if he's our driver, and he doesn't know. So we ask where he's taking his passengers.. he doesn't know. Good lord. We took him anyway, haha!

We make it to our fabulous hotel!










After unpacking, we went down to the hotel bar to meet everyone (family & friends) we had a couple drinks and headed up to bed for an early morning!

Saturday morning, we woke up early enough for continental breakfast (which we never do on weekends!) and decided we were going to take a historic trolley tour of the town. Why not? We didn't know where to go, or what to do, so this way we'd know where everything was. Perfect idea.

Below are some pics we took while on the trolley tour..

I was fascinated by the Spanish moss that was attached to the Oaks trees throughout the town.



These buildings were GORGEOUS!

You see that blue color on the house? It's called "haint blue" - people would paint this color on their houses back in the 1700 & 1800s to keep away the ghosts. Pretty cool, right?

After we got off of the trolley, we went down to the river walk where it started to rain a bit, which was good because it totally took away the humidity. First we stopped at a ship that was docked that was more like a "museum" you could walk around and check out.






Next we were off to an authentic Irish pub off the river walk for a couple of beers. Mind you, it's only 11:30 in the morning or so. Maybe too early for alcohol.. who am I kidding? It's never too early for an Irish cider! (and a Guinness in Nate's case) ;)



After lots more walking around, buying souvenirs and candy - we went into a saltwater taffy shop and Nate and I went crazy. We basically got 1 of each kind. We got half a pound and it cost $5. They sure are proud of that taffy!

We stopped for lunch. Nate's mom told us we had to find this place off the river walk with a garage door, but she couldn't remember the name, well we found it. She said they had the best beer. She wasn't lying.


This place was a cool little dive, but VERY busy. There was 1 cook, and 1 girl who was playing waitress and bartender. Needless to say, we eventually just went up to the cook and placed our order with him!

Check out this deliciousness!

As we were heading out, there was one of those punching bag machines that a bunch of guys were standing around that I yelled at that I wanted to play (I'm a little tipsy at this point) so some guy started chatting us up and put in a dollar for me, and was telling me how to do it correctly.


I tried to hit it with my wrist bent, and he said he didn't want to have to take me to the ER, so he's showing me how to actually do it (hey, I'm not a fighter!) ;)

ACTION SHOT!

Oh yeah, that happened.. Nate didn't think I'd even get 200..

After this we had to head back to the hotel to get ready for the rehearsal dinner which was held at the Moon River Brewing Company. It was really awesome, and apparently haunted (as were most places in Savannah)




Afterwards, we were headed back to the River Walk with everyone for more drinks & partying. Can you tell we drank entirely too much while on this trip? Yeah I totally had to detox when I came back!

Me, Lindsey & Alison (the bride)

We became fast friends! What can I say? I'm friendly!



After closing down the bars at 3 AM - ridiculous! We had to get some sleep. The next day we were doing some more sightseeing and it was wedding day!

I woke up VERY hungover on Sunday. As in, you would've thought I partied like it was my birthday or something. I didn't want to do anything but lay in bed all day, but we were on vacation, so I sucked it up, and got ready to go out.

While walking around town, here's some things we got to see..

Old school police cars.

Oldest & largest cemetery.


The church that President Wilson was married at.


The park that Forrest Gump sat in while telling his story.. "Life is like a box of chocolates.." ;)


Stopped for lunch at B&D Burgers (SOOO delish!) before the wedding.

Time to get ready for the wedding!

Me & my handsome man!


Sweet bride & groom :)





It was a small, but very gorgeous wedding with fabulous food and great music that we all enjoyed.

Afterward, we went upstairs to change and went on a haunted ghost tour. I won't bore you with those pictures though. ;)

The next day, we went to PAULA DEEN'S restaurant, AHHH! Recap on that to follow!

Stay tuned!

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