Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Big Plans...

Well not really, but Aunt and Uncle are stopping through on their way to North Carolina tonight. So we are having an impromptu family gathering! I love when they come to visit, because it usually means that I will get a good meal out of it. Tonight will not disappoint. We are heading to Chez Fon Fon one of my all time favorite Birmingham hot spots. Not to mention they have my favorite drink ever.

Behold the Orange Thing

It is amazing! And i suggest that you all go have one immediately! Happy Wednesday!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Things for Fall Part 2

Here are a few more things that I have recently purchased for fall!!!!
Neckalace--Anthropologie ( of course) Bangle( Anthropolgie Again)

Perfect fall dress!!!!

Happy Monday!

Friday, September 25, 2009

I know it's not halloween, but.....

My kids have been off the chain crazy this week. They have been running around like crazy people for the last few days. So yesterday i informed them i would not be at school tomorrow.... Viola Swamp would be coming in my place. Viola Swamp is a literary character that is known to children as the meanest substiute in all the world. You would have thought I had cussed at them, because they looked at me with mouths wide open. This morning i showed up in a full witch outfit and have been acting very STRICT with them. They have not spoken a word in 2 hours. HA HA HA

Happy Halloween

****For those of you who do not know who viola swamp is. She is a character from the book :Miss Nelson is Missing

I also have a child in tears any time i look at her. It is so funny.... I am definitley going to have to call her mom today and let her know what is going on! I don't want her to get the wrong idea.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


So my favorite bravo celebrity( minus NENE from the RHOA) has started a small fashion line devoted to her favorite thing! Don't Worry it isn't real fur! Rachel Zoe welcome to the runway.... Can't wait for my fur vest to arrive! You know i pre-ordered it! Don't Judge.
"I Die"

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Things I have purchased for fall part 1

Ok So i have a bit of a shopping addiction. This comes as NO surprise to anyone who has even only briefly met me. So i have compiled a list of things i have purchased for fall. This is Part I, I am doing this to primarily to hold myself accountable. So all of you know what i have bought and you also know i don't need anything else. OK ... Understand.... Got it.
First up we have this lovely sweater from Antrhopologie. It was on sale! Perfect fall color!
This sweater is also another Anthro find... not on sale... but by the time it goes on sale they won't have it anymore. That's how i justify it! Isn't great!
I have been wanting some gladiator heels, but not wanting to spend a fortune. I found these at kohl's they are simply vera wang brand and they are surprisingly comfortable.

Another Anthro purchase. It looks great layered and is an awesome color for year round wear.

And finally my minnie pants. Mine are not J Crew they are Michael Kors. They are seriously the most comfortable pants i have ever worn. I own them in brown, black ,and gray!

So this is part1, i hope you think i made good purchases. I will be back with part 2 later this week! Happy shopping! oh and officially Happy Fall ! Let's go buy some Pumpkins!

Monday, September 21, 2009

If he goes missing.....

You Know where he is Julie?
I mean how can you not smile looking at this child.
(this pic is stolen from my cousing julie's blog and this is her precious 8 month old)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

So here's what we came up with?

Ok, so this pic was taken from a phone because i forgot my camera. I had high hopes of documenting all steps to making this arrrangement, but then i decided to take a nap and had to throw this together in a matter of minutes. The arrangment is done in a copper pot. I used sunflowers, zinnias, lemon basil ( all bought at pepper place) and caladiums and rosemary cut out of my yard. The look i was going was for a casual table with hints of summer. This is my farewell to summer arrangement!!! I hope you like it! I think its a little different from my usual style!!! Hope you had a great weekend! WAR EAGLE

Friday, September 18, 2009

My Passion

So I am not in Charleston this weekend do to the death of my bestie's sweet Mimi! So instead i will be in attendance of a lovely dinner party tomorrow night at the home of my sweet friends Ellie and Charles. I love to entertain..... It is such a high to come up with a design plan and execute it. I love to have people in my house, but here is a secret. I rarely cook? I will spend hours arranging flowers and picking out the perfect table linens, but when it comes to cooking the meal well i just don't have what it takes. That's why Ellie and I are the perfect team. She is an amazing chef. She whips up the most fabulous, gourmet meals and she makes it look so easy.
So as i was asking Ellie what i could bring tomorrow night, I immediately thought, I will bring something I can do to the party. So tomorrow night I am bringing the centerpiece. Now I am in no way skilled or trained in flower arranging, it really is just a hobby that i pull out at showers, holidays, and birthdays. I started going though my pictures to decide what i should do for my arrangement tomorrow night and i started to realize something. I definitely have a certain style. Almost all of my arrangements look the same. So i am going to try something new tomorrow night and I will be back on Sunday with the details! Wish me luck! I am also going to try to use only flowers i have growing in my yard or that i can buy at the farmer's market. So that should be interesting.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Working for the Weekend!

Substitute Hired (check)

Lesson Plans Typed (check)

Copies Made( check)

Guess what i am looking forward to.......

A long weekend with great friends in an equally great city.

Oh Yeah and we are celebrating one of my oldest friends and childhood next door neighbor's 25th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Ash!
Charleston here we come!!!!

If anyone has great suggestions for places to eat or go I would love to know! We are always up for something new !

Thursday, September 10, 2009


To kick off Fall here are some of my favorite things for fall... some are not all that new or trendy! But i think they are MUST Haves!

Red shoes! I mean everyone should have a pair!

A statement necklace! Go to Forever 21 to find a great one for under $10

The pixie pant! It looks great with flats and heels and in Alabama it can be worn well into winter!

Linconln Park aftter Dark! My favorite fall nail polish!

Alright, I need to admit something to you. One of my tragic flaws is that i " rush the season". I have a huge problem waiting to wear a great new sweater or wonderful sundress( depending on the season) . So if you see me wandering around Birmingham in a wool sweater you will know why. Goodbye summer! HELLO Fall!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's no secret....

That I love Barack Obama( well all the Obama's)! I know a lot of people disagree with me,but hey it's my choice! Anyways! I am in love with his back to school speech from yesterday! Seeing as I work in the public school sector, I was asked to show the speech! I loved watching my kids hang on every word he said. It is amazing how much they listen to him. They really do believe what he says and they really to do want to make him proud. I just think it was an inspiring speech that really had the potential to change mindsets of children in poverty and what they are capable of. And you know i am always a fan of that! So to all of you who aren't so sure of him , I tell you to go listen to his speech! It might even inspire you!

I will quote one of my second graders who said " There is no excuse for not trying, remember Barack said that"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

You know you love me.....

Well next monday is the premeire of my official FAVORITE SHOW on Television! I get caught up in all the drama of chuck and blair. If i could I would come back as blair waldorf! So just for y'all i give you some of my favorite Blair Waldorf Fashion
Don't you just want to be covered in ruffles, flowers, and fabulous headbands?

Gossip Girl

Friday, September 4, 2009

Excuses Excuses.......

Well this is a real excuse one of my collegues recieved the other day

" Please excuse Amiyah from school this week, her grandmother died six months ago and i just found out"

My assistant principal read this note and her response was" Well i hope she wansn't living with them"

Happy Friday!

War Eagle