"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows" James 1:17

Friday, February 26, 2010

Love me some SHOPPING!!

I've got to tell you ladies about some awesome websites that I really looove! I'm not ashamed to say that I shop the clearance racks and that I very rarely buy anything for full price. Sometimes it pains me to purchase something not on sale. I go back-n-forth asking myself, "Do I really need this?" (My mom can't stand it, HAHA.)

With these websites I can purchase top quality clothes for up to 75% off! Yes, you read that right! Isn't it awesome?? The first three are Rue-La-La, Billion Dollar Babes and HauteLook. These are cutting edge fashion "clubs" that sell top designer clothes at CRAZY discounted prices. It's basically an online sample sale. The sales are for a limited time only and once it's over you're out of luck basically. They are free to join too!

The next website is the fabulous LuLus.com. Their things are super cute and very affordable. They've got some beautiful dresses out for spring and summer. I can't wait to wear some of them! If the weather decides to warm up before CHRISTMAS!!! 


Happy shopping ladies!! I hope you can score some cute and cheap goodies!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bucs tryouts update!

In less than a month I will be auditioning for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders!! Ahhhh!! I'm so nervous already and I know that my nerves will continue to grow.

This has been a huuuuge dream of mine for a long time and I know if it's the Lord's will then He will open all of the doors for me during this process. He's already opened one awesome door for me. One of my good friends, Karen, is a fabulous hair stylist and makeup artist. I really think she's the best there is : ) Well, she has offered to drive to Tampa on the day of tryouts and do my hair and makeup for me. WHAT?!! Yes, I'm serious! Did I mention she was a great friend and she did my hair and makeup for my wedding?
 Hair and makeup that lasted over 12 hours even through my dancing and everything!!!
Did I mention we went to a nightclub after our reception and then to Steak n Shake?? Yeah, we're awesome.
Okay, back to the subject. Now, I need to find an outfit to wear. Something that help me stand out, something that compliments my figure, and something no one else will be wearing! I've had the privilege of working with a wonderful dancer and choreographer. She is a former dancer for the Atlanta Hawks and she has given me so much wonderful advice and insider tips.

(okay so this website won't let me save the image, BOOHOO. Here's the link to my favorite shorts)

They are the only thing I've found that I like so far.Most girls wear black so I'm trying to stay away from it. If any of you dance-a-holics come across something cute, send it my way! I'll take all of the ideas I can get :)

P.S. Anyone in the Tampa area want to tryout with me?? I would love a tryout buddy! 



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Summer Lovin

One of my favorite things about living in Florida and it being summer about 95% of the time (except for our unusually cold weather this winter) is showing off my Barbie pink toenail polish in some SUPER CUTE sandals!!

I've been looking for the perfect pair of nude sandals and haven't had much luck. Soooo I did some online searching and found plenty of shoes to add to my shoe wardrobe. Here are some of my finds.
Thank goodness the hubby hid my American Express : ) 

Nine West $89.00                                                                Gianni Bini $79.00

Bisou Bisou $70.00 SALE $48.99!                                              Steve Madden $99.00 

I WILL find the perfect nude sandals before the end of summer!!! 


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New hair products

I've been using a few new hair products and I'm really enjoying them so I thought I would share.

I was recently at my parents house one weekend and decided to not pack my shampoo/conditioner. I ended up falling in looove with the conditioner my mom had. It's called SeaExtend Silkening Conditioner by Aquage.
I have coarse, thick hair and most silkening/hydrating products weigh my hair down and make it seem very oily.  Not this stuff!! I let my hair air dry and then used my straightener and couldn't believe how AWESOME my hair felt. It was smooth, silky, shiny annnd had more volume than normal. I was super excited when my mom told me I could have it. She also gave me this healing conditioner...

This one is pretty awesome too! I was my hair every other day and I just alternate between the silkening and healing conditioners. 

Awesome tip: Pick one night of the week to give your hair a deep conditioning (I do this on Sunday nights) After you put your conditioner in, put your hair in a shower cap and leave it for about 5 minutes. Rinse right before you get out of the shower. If you can take it, rinse with cold water for a few seconds.

I can't wait to find a salon in my area that sells this so I can stock up!! Here is the website if you would like to check out more of their products (there are a TON) Aquage Hair Products

Sunday, February 21, 2010

It got me!!

Yup! The nasty flu bug finally caught up to me. I started feeling it Thursday evening and it's just gotten worse since then. It hasn't slowed me down though!...until today, HAHA.

The hubby has been so wonderful this weekend. Yesterday he woke me up with breakfast in bed and then surprised me by taking me over the the Brandon Mall! You all know how much I looove shopping. We had a blast and then headed to Buffalo Wild Wings to meet some of his work buddies. I was sniffling and sneezing the entire day but, I was having so much fun!! Plus, I got some awesome deals from the beautiful place...
And these super comfy slippers from Brookstone

Today, I got breakfast in bed AGAIN! Then pretty much stayed in bed the whole day trying to recoup. Now, I'm up watching the Olympics because I am aaaaditcted!

Here's what I've had to eat the past two days.

Fishsticks w/ rice
Beef and broccoli 
Cheese sticks/nachos/onion rings
The BWW dinner super messed up my day haha

Eggs and turkey
Chicken Soup
And I'm about to make a pizza for dinner

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

Friday, February 19, 2010

I love tax return season!!

Isn't it funny how every time I ask myself, "How am I going to pay for this?" the Lord provides? I should be used to his daily little miracles but, they never cease to amaze me. He is definitely MY provider :)

So...HOORAY for getting my tax return check!! I was able to pay off a credit card, get some groceries and buy few cauute things for myself. Hubby's will be coming in a few months. Since we just got married we filed our returns seperately. Anyone have any suggestions for next year? Should we file jointly?

Now on to something new I've decided to do. At the beginning of the year I mentioned that I was trying out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders! Just look how awesome these ladies look...
 In my preparation for tryouts I've been working out like a MANIAC and trying to eat healthier. I've decided to cut out all fast food and chocolate. Of course I will have cheat days every once in a while. No one is perfect : ) So, everyday I'm going to post what I've eaten for the day. That way, my 5 followers can hold me accountable, LOL.

Today's Food
Brown Sugar Oatmeal
Nutra Grain Bar
Rice, Honey Mustard Chicken
Healthy Choice Soup

My first test came when my hubby got McDonalds on the way home tonight...and a McFlurry!!! Pure torture!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 Fashion Trends

I am a HUGE fashion junkie!! I can shop for hours in stores AND online. My best girl friends are fashionistas too and I always have a blast shopping and hanging with them. While I like to keep up with the trends, I'm really big on only wearing things that I like and that flatter me. If you don't feel comfortable in what you are wearing then there is no way you're going to "rock the outfit."

Pantone has come out with there Top 10 Spring 2010 Colors for Women and #1 is GORGEOUS!

Pantone  15-5519

Tomato Puree
Pantone 18-1661

Fusion Coral
Pantone 16-1543

Pantone 16-3320

Pantone 16-1219

You can check out the other 5 Pantone colors here

Here are a few things that Elle.com says are super HOT right now. And they are super CUTE! Check these out...                                                    

I am totally digging the nautical look and girly dresses this season. Oh how I can't wait for it to be warm in Florida again! The cold weather is giving me extra time to get my legs ready for summer and shorts : ) 
I could seriously blog about this all day but, I better get off the couch and clean those dishes that I left from dinner lastnight...UGH!