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I am...a Christian, a wife, a "mother" to one Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix dog, a wine lover, a high heel enthusiast and a raging BAMA fan!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


"Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." ~ Ferris Bueller

That's how I feel right now...life is moving at warp speed and I can't slow it down!  Don't get me wrong...I have always loved a fast-paced life.  I wouldn't know what to do if there wasn't always something going on.  But the month of July has been particularly crazy!

Writing this blog is my motivation to pick back up on my weight loss.  That and the fact that my mom has lost 20 pounds and looks AMAZING!!!  I had done such a fantastic job and I've put some weight back on with all our traveling and events going on.  No one to blame but myself here!  But I'm getting back on track this week...and the 2-week cravings have started already.  If I can get through the initial two weeks where cravings attack me, then I do GREAT going forward!  Wish me luck here, people!  Life is moving fast and I just hope my will-power can keep up!

Friday, July 8, 2011

I Could Get Used to This...

I could totally get used to a 4-day work week.  I still managed to get all my work done, so where's the harm?  Guess I would miss that extra day of pay, though...

It's already July 8?  What??  Where has my summer gone???  We've only played 30 or 40 games of corn hole in the driveway this year.  What's our deal?  Oh yeah...100+ degree days/evenings/nights.  Perhaps we'll get more use out of them in the Fall when the temps dip down into the 80's.

We have a lot going on in the Webb family this month...

This weekend we have a (rescheduled) Tool & Gadget shower for Mr. & Mrs. Bennett.  Rescheduled because it was supposed to be April 30, but you know, when the whole top third of the state doesn't have power, you can't really have a wedding shower.  And since they got married June 18, they've had something to look forward to after the wedding high!!!  Can't wait to shower them with love and gifts!  And eat some yummy shrimp & grits, too!

The following weekend my mom, two aunts and myself are hosting a Bridesmaid Luncheon at my house for a dear family friend's daughter.  Get ready to drool over the menu...  homemade chicken & pecan salad with grapes, homemade pea salad, homemade pretzel salad, sweet potato biscuits (not homemade by us, but by a lady in Ft. Payne), and perhaps a grits bar...I'm trying to talk my mom into this one...and petit fours from Peggy Ann bakery - the big ones, of course!

The weekend after that is the aforementioned bride's wedding!  And I get to be in charge of setting up and decorating the entire bar area!  FUN!!!  And force Jay to awkwardly dance with me so mom can get an even more awkward photo of it.  I'll be sure to post that. 

The weekend after that we are hosting our Supper Club at our house.  Get ready to REALLY drool over this menu...Pineapple Swiss Cheeseburgers, Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Strawberry Spinach Salad, and Kentucky Derby Pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert.  And some homemade sangria!  YUM!

I'm planning on being better about taking photos so stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My New Obsession...

I totally don't need to spend my money on this, but I can't help it!  I have a new obsession...the gel manicure!  What??  You haven't tried it???  Book an appointment at your nearest salon STAT! 

What it is:
A gel product that is applied to your bare nails as 1) a base coat, 2) two coats of color, 3) a super shiny top coat.  All the steps are cured under a UV light in between coats so it dries instantly.  You read that right...instantly!  So when you're digging in your purse to get your credit card to pay you get no smudges, no chips, nothing!  It really is amazing. 

The best part (at least for me and my super-thin flimsy nails) is it lasts up to 2 weeks.  Mine actually went 15 days before I had it re-done Friday.  We had a beach trip in there and we cleaned out the garage.  I got one tiny little chip from cleaning the garage, but honestly, at that point we were on day 14 and I knew they were getting fixed the next day.

The salon I went to had the brand Gelish (we had to match the OPI Cajun Shrimp on my toes as best as possible and honestly, you can't tell the difference...they are that close in color!).  But I have heard amazing things about OPI Axxium, which is also a gel product.  There is also Shellac, but from calling a few places, it is definitely the most expensive (about $35-$40).  Mine was only $27!

Not only does it stay on and stay hard as a rock and super shiny for 2 weeks, but it only took them about 30 minutes to do the whole thing (including a hand/arm massage!).  This is all because it cures instantly under the UV lights.

All-in-all, it's made this working girl very very happy!  And I will likely continue to have them done whenever we have things coming up...vacation, parties, holidays, anniversaries, baptisms, a Wednesday...you get the drift!

Here's a photo of mine on Day 15 (the day I got them done)!  Other than new nail growth, I can't complain!