Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Life gave me lemons...and I got sour!!

Ok so here's the truth....I'm bitter about my foot. 

For those that don't know...I broke it. How stupid!! And...I don't even have a good story to go along with it. I stepped on the stairs wrong........BORING!! And I totally didn't expect it to be broken so when I went to the doctor I just thought he was going to tell me to stay off it for a little or keep doing what I'm doing. Then...BOOOOOOOOM!!!...broken. So he gave me a boot. And that geriatric looking sneaker/sandal, which clearly I won't wear. lol. 



It's so annoying!! This damn boot!! Mike is embarrassed to be seen with me. haha. Mike......is embarassed. Umm..hello?? What about me?? The person who has to WEAR THE BOOT???

And then my stupid dog thinks that blue pump on the front is a ball and trips me all the time trying to eat it. He's not the smartest dog in the kennel, but he sure is cute....



And...it's really putting a damper on the packing for the house. Really?!?! Walking up and down the stairs 700 times a day is just freakin awesome with a damn boot!! Not to mention when I'm trying to sit on the floor and organize crap. BOO!!

And the cruise?!?! Next week we leave for this cruise. You bet your sweet arse I won't be wearing this thing around the ship. So....let's hope I'm healed up by then. 

You know what you can do to cheer me up?!? Come on...you can figure this out!! That's right!!! Come link up for Thirsty Thursday tomorrow. God knows I need a little liquid therapy. And I need a new drink recipe because I'm bored with the ones I've been making. I need some inspiration!! 

Remember...tomorrow would be the first linkup of August, and if you link up every week I'll give you free ad space!!

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's Thirsty Thursday...Lord I need a drank!!

CHEERS!! IT'S THIRSTY THURSDAY!!
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My cohost this week is Ida. She's a Miami chick that blogs over at Second Chances Girl. She and her boy toy have the cutest little guy and step siblings. You've got to go check out their pics. She's also got a few recipes and printables on the blog as well. Freebies are always a plus!! So go check out her post for today and see what she's been drankin!!






So I'm taking a page from Chelsee's book and offering a little incentive for my linkers. I'm so excited to have you guys link up and I'd like to acknowledge all those bloggers who are here every week. :) So...anyone who links up for Thirsty Thursday for the entire month of August will get a free "Sip" ad space on my blog.

The guy who owns the liquor store we go to has been suggesting this Sorbet Smirnoff for months. He, of course, knows were vodka fans and said this is some of the best he's ever had. Soooo....we had to try it. And the best part is that this stuff is "lite"!! So it's guilt free!!


I did a little research online to find some mixers to go along with it. Finally, I found something I thought would taste delicious and then...naturally...I changed it!! 

The Black Mamba

INGREDIENTS:
2 parts Smirnoff Raspberry Pomegranate Sorbet Lite
3 parts Ginger Ale
3 Parts Cranberry Blackberry V8 V-Fusion

Mix together juice and vodka in a shaker. Add ginger ale. Enjoy!!

I do suggest, however, that you just stick to regular cranberry juice. The cranberry blackberry was on sale, so we bought that. But...the blackberry was a little more overpowering than I like. 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Giveaways Galore!!

It's my usual Wednesday reminder to get your posts ready for our Thirsty Thursday linkup tomorrow!!! I've seen a few new faces each week and I love that!! Right now, as I'm all gimped up, I could use a few alcohol suggestions. This home remedy stuff isn't working out too well so far. Don't forget to tweet me at @leggs532 so I can retweet your posts!!

It has been such a hectic week, already!! My summer school went sailing on Monday. We did our usual playground, swimming, indoor activities thing in the morning. My station is the playground. And in this heat...that is brutal. Then, as soon as we got back to camp we headed to sailing school. Luckily, I didn't have to do much but follow them around everywhere.


Monday night was Book Club. After walking around all day on my bum foot I debated staying home, but figured good wine and great company would be a better option. This month we're reading The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) I haven't started it yet, but it sounds pretty interesting. I never read any Harry Potter books please don't kill me so I'll be interested to hear if she has a different writing style for this one.

Then yesterday...dun, dun, dun...we walked around the Franklin Institute in Philly ALLLLLLLLL FREAKIN' DAAAAAAYYYYY!! It wouldn't have been that bad if it wasn't 3 stories separated by this huge staircase. AND...if half of the activities for kids weren't broken. Seriously?!?! WTH are museums so expensive but none of the shit ever works?? So anywho...by the time I got home last night my foot was throbbing, I was exhausted, and I needed a freakin' drank!!

So...here's a giveaway to cheer me up. :)



What's Up For Grabs:
Re•solve(Bekah)-Ad Space
JustJacq(Jacquelyn aka Princess Kate Middleton)- Ad Space & Pair of Earrings
Rhyme & Ribbons(Amanda)- Ad Space
At Home with the Hinkleys(Natalie)- Cash
The Party Girl's Guide(Erin)-Ad Space
Hopelessly Ever After(Kristin)- Cash
He Calls Me Grace(Katie)-Cash & Large Ad Space
Sunny Tales & Happy Mail(Brittany)- Ad Space
With a Side of Chocolate(Leslie)- $15 Gift Card to the Store of your Choice
Wonder What's Next(Jessica)-2 months of Ad Space & $10 Target Gift Card
Believe in the Sparks(Morgan)-$10 Gift Card to Starbucks
Rachel's Country Roots(Rachel)- 2 months of Ad Space
Southern Beauty Guide (Chelsee)- In Post Ad Space
a Rafflecopter giveaway


And...don't forget about the giveaway on Drink On It's blog, too!! More great gift cards and ad space!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Weekend Shenannies and a Giveaway!!

Mike was off this weekend but unfortunately I was sick. BLECK!! But...it didn't stop us from trying to have a little fun on Saturday!!

Sami's Shenanigans

We woke up early and headed to Home Depot in order to get some stuff to redo the bathroom in the house we currently live in. On the way this little gem came on the radio!! Seriously did not know there was an entire song.

We also managed to get a little time out on the boat. It was sooo hot but absolutely gorgeous.


I, however, managed to somehow break my foot walking up the stairs. OK so maybe I'm exaggerating. Crazy part is I was sober. But, I refuse to go to the doctor because if it does happen to be broken I'm not wearing a cast. We have a cruise in 2 weeks. Guess I'll home remedy myself until it heals.

Sorry I have ugly dancer toes. lol.

And now...a special little Monday treat for you!!



What's Up For Grabs:
Re•solve(Bekah)-Ad Space
JustJacq(Jacquelyn aka Princess Kate Middleton)- Ad Space & Pair of Earrings
Rhyme & Ribbons(Amanda)- Ad Space
At Home with the Hinkleys(Natalie)- Cash
The Party Girl's Guide(Erin)-Ad Space
Hopelessly Ever After(Kristin)- Cash
He Calls Me Grace(Katie)-Cash & Large Ad Space
Sunny Tales & Happy Mail(Brittany)- Ad Space
With a Side of Chocolate(Leslie)- $15 Gift Card to the Store of your Choice
Wonder What's Next(Jessica)-2 months of Ad Space & $10 Target Gift Card
Believe in the Sparks(Morgan)-$10 Gift Card to Starbucks
Rachel's Country Roots(Rachel)- 2 months of Ad Space
Southern Beauty Guide (Chelsee)- In Post Ad Space
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Fan Friday through Happies and Crappies

It's Fan Friday AND Happies and Crappies!!! So...what better way than to combine them!!



So today, I bring you to....

MY SPORTS HAPPIES AND CRAPPIES!!

Happies!!

1. The Baltimore Ravens. Just thinking about them makes me all giddy and what not.

2. I only have 2 words. Chris Davis. You're welcome.

3. You can drink, or create a drinking game, to just about any sport ever. (see: Venus Trapped in Mars)

4. Not only do you get to stare at hot men in football pants, but you get to stare at hot women in cheerleading uniforms. :) (Unless you're in Shittsburgh) Sorry Squeelers fans. Not really.

5. Tailgating....enough said.

6. Purple Friday!!



7. Summer nights at one of the best ballparks in the nation. #CamdenYards


9. Captain Defense.



Crappies :(

1. Football season is not year round. Boo!!

2. Beers at games are WAY too expensive. It's awfully hard to keep up this reputation when I have to limit myself to 2 beers. 

3. It's the All-Star break which means I can't even watch baseball.

4. It's so Got Damn hot during baseball season.

5. Ticket prices are so freakin expensive!!

6.We only get the opportunity to spank the Squeelers twice a season...since they can't seem to make the playoffs anymore. :) And one of those games we have to stare at this getup all night long...



Disclaimer: Dear Steelers fans...don't get your panties in a tangle. It's just jokes. :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thirsty Thursday #11!!!

Put your dranks up!!! It's Thirsty Thursday!!

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My cohost this week is Lisa from Butterflies and Hurricanes!! Just found out her hubby plays hockey on a BEER LEAGUE!! There's no league like a Beer League. :) Last time she participated in Thirsty Thursday she posted about this beer, lemonade, vodka concoction so I can't wait to see what she has in store for me this week!! So, grab a drank and head on over to check her out!!!




So, Mike and I found a brand new happy hour. Well, it's not really brand new but for some reason we never realized this place even had a happy hour. Pretty much we can go there and each have 2 beers and an Orange Crush plus like 16 wings for $20. AWESOME!!

Since everything is so cheap and they always have awesome beers on tap we decided to make it a biweekly thing. lol. And...if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this pic from when we went on Monday. 

Well...while we were there I tried a new beer!!! Surprise, surprise!!!
I didn't get a pic of it but I pulled this one off the internet so you could at least see what to look for at the store. 

New Belgium-Rolle Bolle

This beer is soooo good!! It's a blonde ale that's super light and perfect for the summertime. Now, I've never had it in the bottle but on tap it was AMAZEBALLS!!

Please go check it out!! 

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2. Grab a button from below or my sidebar and put it in your post.
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4. Come back here and link up!!!
5. Get some new recipes or drink ideas for the weekend and make a new friend!!
NEW UNOFFICIAL RULE!! 6. Send a tweet with #ThirstyThursday and include @leggs532 and @princess3730 so we can see it!!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My photographer was AMAZEBALLS!! (DC, MD, VA)

First off, don't forget about Thirsty Thursday tomorrow!! I would love to get some new linkers so spread the word!! And I promise I'll be better about recognizing all of you, too!! I've been such a slacker!! Anyone interested in cohosting email me at hopelessly_ever_after@yahoo.com.

OK, now back to Wedding Wednesday!! I know, I know...I'm already married, but I just have to recognize the photographers from my wedding.

I knew the one thing I was willing to really spend money on was my photographer. No, not my dress. That's something I knew I would only wear once. But, my photographer would be the person to capture those memories for the rest of our lives.

Mike and I did a lot of research and we finally ended up picking Paired Images. Jess and Jess that's right two Jess's :) were AWESOME!! They are both so easy going and amazing and their photos are incredible! And truthfully, they were super affordable!! We wanted to get a sense of their style with us so, as usual, we had our engagement shoot with them.


It was the coldest day of the whole winter. I have no idea how the four of us made it through for almost two hours. There was snow and ice everywhere!!


Not to mention we were right on the water. We had our pics done in Annapolis, right downtown.


But they were both troopers and we treaded through the snow to get some amazing shots!!


You can see their blog post about us and more awesome shots here!!




So naturally, we kept them on for our wedding. And they certainly did not dissappoint!! 

And this time, it certainly was not cold. In fact...it might have been one of the hottest days of the summer. :)

It's so important to have someone who you can count on to capture those memories.


Of course you remember parts of your wedding day...but visual reminders are always helpful.



So if anyone in the DCish area is in need of a photographer...please check out Jess and Jess. They are AMAZING!!!


And if you haven't had enough of us yet...visit their blog page about our wedding!!

Or go see them on Facebook!!

Disclaimer: All these opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way for this. Other than being a super happy client!!

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