Friday, December 13, 2013

Happy Friday!

It's Friday the 13th... dun dun duuuuuun...

Kidding. I'm not superstitious. If I were superstitious I wouldn't have dropped Boo Boo off for surgery this morning. He's having his cancer removed... for the second time. He was pretty pissed when I took him to the vet but he will get over it. As long as he gets his wet food when he gets home he will like me again.

I'm sipping coffee right now as it rains. It's about 35 degrees outside so no snow... just rain. I have a lot on my schedule today so I need to go shower and get ready but I wanted to leave you with some pictures I have taken with my Black Friday steal. My Nikon D7000. Enjoy!

Mr. Sam-Shine

He makes a great test subject!


He was very interested in the tree that evening...

One of our employees grinding a fixture.

Mayor's Chistmas Tree Lighting in Carthage, MO

Boo Boo being a majestic kitty.

Natural lighting living room shot.

My jewelry stack.

And meee!

I hope you like! I can't wait to use this camera more. It's been so much fun playing with it.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Let's Play Catch Up!

I feel like I've totally deserted ya'll. It's been nearly a month since I've written anything, so let's catch up!

  • Right after I got back from Key West we celebrated Sam's 2nd birthday. It was a monster theme which I thoroughly enjoyed!

  • Then the following weekend Tyson's family and I went to Branson. We stayed at the Suites at Falls Creek which was lovely and we saw the Dixie Stampede!

We also did a lot of shopping and on the last day we had brunch at the Worman House. This restaurant is amazing and has a huge brunch buffet. This is what I had for breakfast...
Yes that's a bloody mary, coffee, champagne, oysters, and pastries.
  • The next week was Thanksgiving which was great! My mom came down to Joplin and we had dinner at Neely's. This was the first time my mom had met anyone in Tyson's family. Everyone got along so well and my mom was very sad to leave!

  • After enjoying the entire day with family, I saw everyone on Facebook was out shopping for Black Friday. Although I had been eyeing a great deal on a DSLR camera at Best Buy, I opted out of going out after Thanksgiving dinner or waking up early to hit the stores. I slept in on Friday and got up and decided Tyson and I would go to Best Buy to see "what was left". Fortunately, the camera I wanted was still in stock! I scored this bundle for a great price and have been taking beautiful pictures with it daily!

  • I visited an allergy doctor to see if we could pin-point what exactly it is I'm allergic to. I have terrible "seasonal" allergies but come to find out I'm allergic to just about everything... pollen, trees, grass, cats, dust, mold... you get the idea.

This is the allergy skin test they did. It was probably the strangest experience I've ever had at a doctor's office.

  • I also found a fabulous red lipstick! You likey? I've never worn red lipstick. I bought a red Rimmel lipstick last winter and it was wretched. It made me believe I couldn't pull off a red lip. Come to find out, it was just a terrible color that didn't go with my skin tone. This color is by Revlon called "Certainly Red".

Well that pretty much catches us up! I sure missed ya'll. Talk to you soon!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Miami and Key West

Hi friends! I just got back from a trip to Miami and Key West and thought I should share some fun moments!

Walking around South Beach. It was very windy so the beach was pretty quiet.

I love Miami because I get to wear all of the outfits that I can't wear at home.

There was a guy at Mango's who had two birdies that I just haaaaad to get a picture with. I love birds!

We rode down to Key West on our friends cruiser. We left at 7am so we got to see the sunrise. This shot is of Miami as we head south.

Some friends of mine work on this yacht called "Mia". Such a beautiful boat.

The weather was perfect! It was warm and sunny with a little breeze. Perfect boating weather!

We don't mess around with our boat drinks!

My favorite part of this trip is when all of the powerboaters go to this deserted island called "Boca Grande". We pack sandwiches and lots of booze beverages and party on the island for three or four hours. It's a blast!

This year over 200 boats came!

The trip was so much fun! I was gone for one week and when I got home I was EXHAUSTED. Have been doing laundry, sleeping, and attempting to catch up on office work since Tuesday.

Oh and one more thing. This little handsome man turned two today! He's fabulous. I mean who else rides a tricycle while eating a biscotti?

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Invisalign Update

Hello Everyone! I haven't posted about my Invialign lately and I want to update you guys on how my treatment is going. It's going GREAT! I can't believe the progress that's been made since I started back in February. Check it out!

It's hard to see just how crooked my teeth were by looking at a frontal photo. The pictures below show the before and afters much better.

I am currently on tray #34 of 53. I'm sure once I am done with my initial treatment I will have refinements so if I had to guess I would say I'm about half way done with my total treatment time.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

NYX Eyeshadow Haul

Hi ladies! I know this isn't exactly a "makeup blog" and I am by no means a "makeup artist" but I am a girl who loves makeup! I wanted to share with you all that right now at Ulta all NYX products are 40% off. This makes their single eyeshadows $2.69! I love the NYX single eyeshadows. They are easily comparable to high-end brands and their color selection is very fun!

Here are the shades I got.
Sahara, FlamingoDeep Bronze, Purple, and Lagoon Sparkle
I attempted to take some pictures of the color swatches.

All five of the shadows are shimmery. Lagoon Sparkle does have some glitter in it, but not overboard. I use primer underneath my eyeshadow and these colors last me all day. There is no fall out and the pigmentation is great. Also, they don't crease and they are not chalky.

I had a $3.50 off coupon to Ulta so technically I got one and a half of these shadows for free! GO check out the colors and let me know what you think.
This was not sponsored. All opinions are my own.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up

What a great weekend! Thursday afternoon I left Joplin and went home to the lake. When I got home I settled in and relaxed for the rest of the evening.

Friday morning I woke up and my mom made me breakfast... an eggy-cheese sandwich to be exact. After a quick nap I went to Versailles. I had to go to the court house to get some paper work to get a new vehicle licensed. I have been trying to get my dad's personalized license plates that say "BOATIN" since he passed away in January. It has been nothing short of hell to get them. I had to have someone "gift" me a vehicle so I can get a title with only my name on it in order to get these personalized license plates. It has been a huge ordeal but this license plate really means a lot to me.

After I left the court house I went to the license bureau and prepared for the worst... I figured I had forgot something like a signature or a piece of paperwork but NOPE! I remembered everything and got the truck licensed and it was so EASY! A huge weight was lifted off my chest! I only have a few more steps until I can say that the license plate is officially and legally mine. Wish me luck!

Afterwards, I got my hair done and got to spend time with Dixie, her daughter Caity, and her beautiful twin baby girls who are already one year old now. Time sure flies!

When I realized how fast I got all of my errands done I text messaged Mallory to see if she was busy at work. She wasn't so she invited me to come to the clinic to visit with her. I am so glad I got to spend some time with my bestie! We don't see each other very often so I will take what I can get. We hung out at the clinic for a few hours and then I went home to have dinner with my mom. I relaxed for the rest of the evening and enjoyed my mom and our doggies company.

Saturday I got up and went to Columbia for the Mizzou game. My friend Melissa invited me to the game with her and Richard. Richard has a suite and technically, the best view of the entire field. It was the press box before they revamped the entire stadium. It has tons of seating, free drinks, food, and a dessert cart comes by and spoils you rotten. I had an absolutely amazing time hanging out with friends and watching the game in the suite. I even got to meet TJ Moe! He was our wide receiver last year and now plays for the New England Patriots. He tore his Achilles tendon four months ago so he has been in rehab in St. Louis. Mizzou hired him to be a greeter for the suite guests during home games. Oh and I forgot the most important part... we won!

The amazing dessert cart...

Richard, TJ, and I
 After the game we went to Shiloh and Room 38. We stayed up waaaay too late (3:30am) but we had a great time!

Sunday laid around until 12:30pm and then went to lunch and over to a friends to hang by the pool on the last great day of the year. (Winter will be here soon, my friends.) I was so exhausted from our festivities that I drove back to the lake and went to bed... at 7:30pm. I needed that sleep!

How was your weekend? Have a great week, friends!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What I've Been Doing and a Birthday Recap

I feel like I've neglected you guys. Let's catch up!

At the beginning of August I was recovering from having two dental implants. On top of having surgery, I was nursing one of our two cats back to health. He was not in good shape... he had diabetes and heart disease. I syringe fed him three times a day for nearly eight weeks and checked on him multiple times throughout the course of the day/night but his disease ended up taking over. He passed a blood clot so we had to put him down on August 8th.
August was also a very busy month for us at work. We were working at a remote location so I was driving back-and-forth to our shop multiple times a day to retrieve parts and tools. We also had numerous meetings with our customer and we had to move one of our locations. It was absolute CHAOS.

Then smack dab in the middle of all of this, Tyson decided to go to New York to reclaim his title for the Bermuda Challenge. The weather was clear for them to go on August 21st... this weather window is very tight and they can not go until they get approval from the Coast Guard. August 21st just so happened to be the day that we had to have our friend's boat delivered to Lake of the Ozarks for the Shootout. This would normally be no-big-deal but this boat is not easy to haul. A good friend of mine ended up hauling it for us and everything worked out even though I was sweating bullets the whole 6 hour drive.
But in the end, Tyson and Chris got our record back! Woo hoo!
This kicked off my birthday celebration and the Shootout!

We had a blast at the lake and I can't wait until next year!

Tuesday the 27th was my actual birthday. We had dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant, El Vallarta. It was low key and perfect!

The following weekend was Labor Day. My old boss from the gas dock asked me if I could fill in a few shifts for the holiday weekend. I couldn't say no! I missed the gas dock so much and loved every second of being back. It was so much fun!
And then the next weekend (I feel like a broken record) was Rachel's bachelorette party! Rachel and I were very good friends all throughout middle and high school and we have stayed in touch very well over the last seven years.
Friday night was our Girl's Night. We went to a winery and then to Shady Gators while the guys went to Frankie and Louie's. Later that night we all came together at Rachel's parents house where we set up camp! It was so much fun having everyone packed in to the house with their air mattresses and staying up late like high school again.
Saturday we went out on the boat. (Both guys and girls.)
The whole weekend was so much fun until I got news that some guys we know from Joplin died in a boat accident. I could not believe it. My heart stopped for what felt like the whole day.
The last few weeks have been a little more low-key. We went to Michigan to tour the Skater Powerboats factory which was very neat.
(That place is full of secrets so I couldn't take any other pictures.)

Then last weekend we celebrated Tyson's late father's 70th birthday party.
So that's what I've been doing for the last eight weeks. A lot of ups-and-downs but that's life... and I have to live it. Hopefully I will get back in to the groove with my blogging. I sure miss you all!