Wednesday, June 30, 2010

silence for COHEN...

I am posting this to show my support and love for Megan and Brent on what is going to be a very difficult day for the both of them and all their close family and friends.
My heart is hurting for them and feeling quite heavy today.

Precious Cohen's memorial service is being held tomorrow (today), this is a scheduled post.
I wish I could make the trip to be there to show how much I care about them.
 Unfortunately I can't, such is the case for many of us.
I hope this event will provide us with an avenue for reaching out to Megan and Brent in a different way.

Below are the details I found at Send Love to Cohen blog.
(all of the following info was copied from Send Love to Cohen)

Jessica's original post ...

One of Megan's blog friends, Adie from Almost Perfect, contacted me with the wonderful idea of asking for a day of silence from all of the people who have been following Cohen's Story. I was touched! She teamed up with Blue Eyed Bride and there you have it... Thank you ladies for this opportunity! I hope EVERYONE participates!

What: Moment of Silence for Cohen

When: Thursday July 1st from midnight to 11:59 pm

How: Bloggers participating will post the Cohen banner or simply post Cohen’s name in large letters on their blog.

Why: July 1st Megan and Brent will be holding Cohen’s memorial service. The moment of silence is an opportunity for Megan’s blog community to stand behind her and support her on this difficult day. Linking up will give Megan a chance to see the support at a glance.

I will be putting up a post Thursday, July 1st at midnight with the Linky. Thank you in advance for showing M&B your support!

XO - Jessica

Thank you Jessica and the other ladies who thought of this to allow me and so many others an opportunity to show our love and support for this amazing, sweet family tomorrow.

Saying lots of prayers and sending much love for Cohen, Megan and Brent!

your blog friend,

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

it's all about me...

okay not really,
it's all about this dress i got the other day.
i wanted to show my blog friends ;)
i have no one else to show, haha.

i found the dress at a local boutique it's made by GRACIA.
i could only find it one place on the net ---> here.
it has pockets and ruffles ...i heart both!!
again, i'm really not good at taking self-pics, haha...
and i'm wearing my comfy beloved wedges from target...

yesterday i had this bright idea.
i was thinking about billy and the long day he had.
8 hours on ice skating.
then 2 team practices that evening.
i figured we wouldn't be seeing each other awake yesterday so i thought i'd send him a picture of me.
i'm not good at taking self-portraits.
i think i took like 50 pictures of myself.
not satisfied with any of them.
i still sent him one.
i had a clip-in flower in my hair yesterday and thought it was cute.
have any of you ladies ever worn flowers in your hair?
funny to me how i look different in each picture, ha!
he ended up with the one on the far right.
i received a text after saying...
you look so pretty, i love you!
awww :)

billy didn't end up having to go to the practices last night.
nice for us to spend a little time together.
i went to the gym and got in 3 miles on the treadmill.
took the pup for a walk.
made a quick stop at the grocery store.
got a load of laundry folded.
 painted my nails a coral color.
made chicken breasts, veggies and rice for din din.
actually billy grilled the chicken, it was de-lish.
then billy watched RHNJ with me! ;)
i ended the night with 4 cookies....hahaha.
so much for going to the gym and eating a healthy dinner.

i'm going to attempt to run outside tonight.
i like running outside i just don't like all the traffic.
 the weather here is beautiful here though so i want to enjoy it!

well, that post was random...
happy tuesday friends!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

bruised knees...

i've enjoyed some much needed girl time the past few days...

thursday night
i met my friend andrea who i've known for more than 15 years.
i just love catching up with her!
we went to chilis for 2 for 1 beverages and chips and salsa of course.
i was going to have a margarita but a beer sounded refreshing :)
friday night
i babysat 4 boys the entire night.

i spent the day with my sweet friend aimee.
we went to erberts and gerberts for lunch, delish!
then we spent the next few hours just hanging out at my house chatting.
billy ended up having a late hockey game so i spent the evening at home organizing and cleaning.

i spent the day with dominic, my friend laura and her little guy brody!
we played cars and danced to yo gabba gabba, haha!
then we went to mcdonalds for almost 2 hours!
 i ended up in the tunnels because dom was a bit nervous to run around himself.
my knees are bruised but it was fun!
it was nice to see my bestie laura and catch up with her as well!! :)
dom and i took a long nap once we got to my place.
billy and i had plans to go to a grad party but his hockey game was right at the same time as the party and then he had a meeting after.
since it was a hockey family friend i didn't want to go to the party alone so i took a pic of her card and gift and sent it to her via text ;)

i bought a plain pink bag and decorated it all pretty for her!
i told her she would get her card and gift soon!
i've never even met her but we've become good pals just through chatting.
she is such a sweet young girl!

billy got home around 8:30 last night.
his team got second place in their tourament!! :) 
we had taco salads and watched entourage and hung.
do any of you watch those shows?
we're addicted!
we wish entourage was an hour long, it's our fave!
hung is pretty good too...just doesn't need so many boob shoots! jeesh ;)

after getting off early the past 2 weeks i have a feeling it's going to be a long week at the office...
i'm hoping to catch up on many blogs though!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

time for a change?

i am in LOVE with turquoise these days.
i have an itch to redo mine and billy's bedroom, it's been the same for the past 2.5 years and that's a long time...
it might be a bit crazy but i would L.O.V.E. to have something very similar to this....
billy is not opposed to this which is the crazy part ;)
it would be a lot of work though.
in order to save money, i'd want to paint our bedroom furniture (that i've had for 8 years) black. i know that would be a huge project but it might be kind fun.
i have a million other ideas running through my head if this bedroom transformation were to happen, it's just a big decision so i'll just keep pondering the idea for now.

love all the details of the rooms below as well!!
i'd use them all for inspiration!
the white tree wall decal really pops on this blue...
i would have to have a mirror like this one...
zebra rug, i heart it...
loving the color of these walls!
this picture wall with the tree on the wall behind the pictures looks amazing.
color of this head board is fabulous
i would want this chandelier!
i wouldn't mind having this entire room either!!!

 i'll let ya'll know if i actually work up the courage to take on such a huge project!
unless one of you wants to come do it for me?! ;)

to change the subject....
i'm slightly bummed because i found out yesterday my ring can not have wedding bands. what kind of fancy designer creates a ring that can not have wedding bands matched up to it?!  what upsets me even more is the lady at the jewelry store showed me some bands lined up with my ring but it's only because the way she was holding the rings.  how it actually would look on my finger having the rings on looks really funny. i'll take a picture of what it would look like and post on it next week, hard to explain.  i have some options, not sure what i want to do but a decision needs to be made asap!

happy friday ladies!!

one of the hockey teams billy coaches is in a hockey tournament all weekend so wish them GOOD LUCK!!
i'll be having girl time all weekend with some girly friends :)

have a great weekend everyone!!

pictures found on BING IMAGES

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

all about one of my favorite things....

nom nom nom...

for billy's birthday he wanted to grill up some kabobs.
his birthday was sunday but him and i had his b-day dinner on monday...

i assembled them, the grill master grilled them...
we had some veggies and meat but no skewers left so i took these two...
mixed them in our grilling bowl with the meat and veggies and grill master grilled them.
they turned out delicious!
billy said they were his favorite part of the meal ;)
we also had some garlic buttered corn on the cob, i heart corn big time!
for dessert we had some cheesecake, the b-day boy loves cheesecake....

for dinner last night we had...
and chicken fajitas

you have to try this rice!
 it's so incredibly yummy, i promise!

obviously the pics above of the grilled fajita chicken and veggies were taken after billy and i had already helped ourselves ;)

my big fajita burrito with lots of cilantro lime rice, it was SO YUMMY!!

i had ALL the toppings...
cilantro lime rice
fajita veggies
fajita chicken
black olives
taco sauce
sour cream

we had no sides because the burritos were more than enough!!
i had two, ha! ;)

happy wednesday ladies!
the week is half over!!

some pictures are mine & some found on bing.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

sweet summer time around our home...

gussy laying to the left....
he is the guard dog whenever the front door is open.
he loves laying at the top of the steps and looking out the screen door.

close up of pattern on runner across the leather ottoman...

i am in LOVE with the scent of this yankee candle!!!

almost all the little accents, plates and candles are from pier one.
candles are ginger peach and first rain.
i'm loving candles lately! we always have a few burning.

yes, i use faux flowers...
i kill the real ones and they are expensive and only last a few days.
i do enjoy buying fresh bouquets from the farmer's market every now and then though ;)
well that's all for today....
happy tuesday friends!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

sometimes we act like rednecks...

i hope everyone had a great weekend!
i know we did :)
billy finally had nothing hockey related going on.

friday evening we went to my parents house to hang out with the fam, minus my momma who was on a road trip with her sis.
we played outside all night.
dom and lex on the mini quad.
it is dominic's favorite thing to do.

the pool is finally ready for swimming!
i didn't get in but d did for a little bit.
he just might be digging for treasure in this picture ;)
after all the playing my dad ordered pizza and wings for everyone.
we set up a buffet line on the bed of my sisters truck.
i also will admit i changed dom's diaper on the garge floor.
my parents have soft foam for flooring on the garage though ;)
sometimes we act like rednecks.

i didn't feel the best and i had a headache.
i ended up laying in bed and napping until 2:00!
then i went to babysit 4 little boys.
i got home close to midnight so it was almost billy's birthday!
we stayed up and had a couple drinks together and talked until 3 in the morning.

billy's birthday
father's day
we went to my parents house in the early afternoon for a cookout and to play games.
my dad grilled up lots of cheeseburgers and beer brats.
here are pictures from sunday fun day!
sis and i were hot messes, it was a really warm.
it was a perfect day though! :)
billy and i were stuffed from all the yummy food and beat from a long day in the sun.
we watched golf and just spent the rest of the evening on the couch.
good ending to a great weekend!!
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