Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lets turn this Mutha out....

Hi Earl,

It's Carrie from the East Coast... (right there where the aqua arrow is to be exact). I just wanted to extend my hello's to you and to ask that you be nice to us people over here on the E.C. I know you are only suppose to "skim" us, but frankly I don't really trust our weather people, and hell lets face it, you can change you path at any given moment just because you want to be a bastard. And even though I love the thought of a good storm, I really don't feel like dealing with all the aftermath of everything. So please feel free to bring some rain... and little gusts of wind and nothing more. K!

Thanks bunches,


Our last "MAJOR" hurricane was in 2003. Her name was Isabel. And although she was a huge storm, she was only a Category 2 when she made land fall. We still ended up getting rocked.

We did make the best of it... swimming in the pool..... letting the wind carry us down the street on the skate boards... playing board games. All in all it was a good time. Even when my sister -n-law (at the time) and I thought it would be a good idea to take the Jeep out to see the damages in the neighborhood, and ended up getting stuck in the mud.
That's water all the way up to the boardwalk

(all pictures via google)

And even though our damages weren't nearly as extensive as Katrina's damage... we were without electricity for 6 days.. no water except the bottles that we had... and pretty much stuck inside the house due to roads being closed/blocked and curfews.

Keeping my fingers crossed the we keep on the projected path of just a skim.

So today after work, I will be joining all the CrAzIeS at the stores picking up supplies. Wish me luck!


Friday, August 27, 2010

when do..

Girls start acting like Women and grow up? Who has time for all the drama and cattiness in their lives? We are in our thirties... does it ever end?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

whole lotta fun.... and a whole lotta pictures

First things first. I FINALLY got my boudoir photo's back. I only posted the good ones.. I made sure no boobage... buttocks... gut.... or thighs were hanging out too much.
By far my favorite one

This one really doesn't look like this.. I don't know why the color is all crazy looking on here.


I would say all in all.. they all came out pretty good.
I was also suppose to go to the beach and get some photo's of Layla and I, but it started getting dark to quick, so it was a no go. I still need to reschedule that shoot.

This past weekend my girlfriend Cat and I went camping and tubing down the James River. We ended up actually going with a big group (about 115 people), and I must say it was a BLAST! We are already looking forward to the trip next year with the same group, as well as getting our group of friends together to go.

The view straight ahead

At one of our stop off points

Part of the group

The other part of the group

Floating with our adult beverages


Everyone smile

Note to self: When going camping make sure you...
A.) Leave at a decent time and not show up at 10:30 pm to set up camp.
B.) Check behind your stupid roommate to make sure he put the tent poles back in the bag.

If your wondering about "B" yes, we were those girls that, had NO tent poles for the condo tent that I had. Long story short. Chris' stupid roommate re-packed the tent back up from last time we went camping, and apparently he didn't feel the need to put the poles with the tent.

Thank goodness Cats friend was meeting us there, and I told him to bring a tent, just to be on the safe side.

I hope everyone is having a great week.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hi... Hello

That's all! Just wanted to say hello to you fabulous peeps out there.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's been....

83 days (12 weeks) since he has been gone. And only about 131 more days to go (18 weeks) as long as everything stays on track. Keep your fingers crossed.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Maybe I'm just stubborn....

Last week I had dinner with my dear friend from high school Sarah and her husband Mike. Sarah and Mike are expecting their first child (a son) in December and I couldn't be more excited for them! They are going to be wonderful parents to baby "Raul". Ever since the day everyone found out about baby "Raul", Mikes sister has been pressuring them about being the God Mother. Well, during dinner that night, they asked if I would like to be the God Mother. My first reaction was "ARE YOU TRYING TO GET ME MURDERED?"(because seriously... I don't think his sister is going to take it well AT ALL.) But then I said I would be honored! I adore Mike and Sarah to pieces.

So shortly after asking me to be the God Mother, Mike mentions that he has volunteered me, their friend Amy and Mikes Mother to do the baby shower. Which is totally cool with me, I love organizing parties and everything.

The next day you better believe that I was on Hostess with the Mostess to start looking up shower ideas. I send the links to Mike and Amy to get their opinions.

*Keep in mind, Sarah loves anything French related*

Idea #1 (LOVE THIS ONE): French BeBe Circus Theme
Mine: Invitation

Idea #2: Beach Baby

.. and immediately Mike responded back that he liked both.

However, I never heard anything back from Amy. (Mind you I sent these ideas out on the 2nd!)

Well... that was until today when I received a text from her this morning....

Amy: I emailed you a pic of an invite. I wanted (<--- first sign of wanting to control it all) to use a couple of French themed things (really because I had this idea 3 days ago!) . What do you think?

Me: I checked my email, and I haven't received anything yet, but I will keep it up so I can look at it when it comes through.

Amy: OK, well I was in a hurry so I may not have sent it.
Go to paperstyle.com and go to boy shower invites. It's a black buggy. Too cute!

So, I go and this is what she is looking at.... Hers.

(Okay, well that just came off kind of rude. I didn't mean "Ehh... HERS" but this is "Her" pick.)

I don't know, call me a bitch, but I just don't think that screams BABY SHOWER for a BOY.

Yay? Nay? Am I just being stubborn about liking my idea more for the French Bebe Circus?

I've hung out with Amy before... she lives in B.F.E North Carolina (seriously people the sticks) so I really don't see her that often. She is a really sweet girl, but I have a feeling that she is going to try to take over the whole shower process. Which I can tell you is going to annoy the shit out of me.

I haven't responded back to her text yet... and I don't really know if I want too. Is that mean?

Only for the these reasons

#1. Ummm... hello! I emailed her 3 days ago about a French themed shower and never heard back from her...

#2. I'm getting the feeling that she is going to try to take credit for the French themed idea... when all in all lets face it.. I mentioned it first soooooo... really it was my idea. (yes, I know that was bratty)

#3. Call me crazy.. but I have a feeling she is going to be really annoying and try to take charge of everything. And if that's the case, I am going to talk to Mike and let him know that I will be more then happy to help set up and get whatever is needed, but I am not going to help plan it if she isn't going to be open to anyone else' s ideas.

Am I being stubborn? I mean I am all in for working together with everyone, I just don't want it to become... well "I want this...." or "I don't think this...." or "I don't like this..." type crap.



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CSN review.....

The ever so thoughtful people over at the CSN stores contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing a product review for them. And me being the kind person that I am, decided not to hurt their feelings and accept.

I am sure by now everyone has heard of the CSN stores. Well if you haven't your missing out! Point blank! CSN has over 200 stores with everything you could ever imagine.

They have Corelle dish sets.... just take a look at some of these pretty sets I came across.

They have Hardwood, Laminate, Bamboo and Cork Flooring.
They have a great variety of Kitchen and Bathroom sinks.

And for all you PARENTS 2 Be out there, they even have nursery sets!

Or for you peeps out there, that are content with your furbabies.. they even have a section for your beloved animals!

And then we come to people like me..... who is in the process of revamping the boyfriends bachelor pad! So for my review I picked out these pretty little sconces, to hang up in my bathroom that's getting remodeled....... WAIT... let me correct that.... mean in Chris' bathroom I'm remodeling.

The picture of this sconce DOES NOT do it justice at all... they are even more gorgeous in person. And I love the brushed nickel, and the way the light reflects off the marbleized glass.

CSN always gets your items out to you fast and timely manner. Everything was nice and secure and very well packed when I received my shipment.
And as soon as I locate my USB cord for my camera..(that I have so conveniently misplaced AGAIN!) I will post pictures of them in full use. =)
~ciao bitches

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dear Mister....


You ruined my night, by deciding that you wanted to take temporary residence on my baby girl! I nearly vomited when the roomie found you and wanted me to look (ummm.. NO THANK YOU!).

You are now evicted from baby girl.... which intern caused me not to go to the gym.... probably taking a sick day from work tomorrow to take her to the vet, plus get her more meds.

I mean seriously what is the point of having you on this earth???

Don't come again,