Monday, October 31, 2011

Fun With Our Phones Monday!

Erin and I are back for... 

Link up to show us what's on your phone this week! 

 {They love sitting on the stairs in the sun}

 {I have no idea what colors this is but it's Sephora OPI}

 {birthday cake at work!}

 {momma colored my hair}

 {mani/pedi's with mom & Celie Friday - Essie Bobbing for Baubles}

 {My new hair!}

 {me and Michelle at the #htownblogger meet up}

 {my favorite fall candle}

{finally broke down and bought this with my  ULTA 20% off coupon}

What's on your phone this week? Link up to show us! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eff, Marry, Kill

 Linking up with Michelle and Heather today for this one time rendition of...


Today my boys are coming from...

Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

And my choices are...

 Kurt Hummel

Finn Hudson


Source: via maritza on Pinterest

Please note that my eff, marry, kill choices are coming straight from the show's characters, not them in real life :) 


Eff - Puck all the way. Look at that hotness. He's a player though so not marriage material, although it wouldn't hurt to look at that face and body every day. 

Marry - Finn Hudson. Still good looking and the relationship type = marriage material :) 

Kill - Sorry Kurt, I can't stand you. Something about his character and the way he sings just really urks me and I could totally do with him being gone off the show! 

Who you would you eff, marry and kill out of these boys? 

The Big 2-8!

Today's my birthday!

As much as I love birthday celebrations, I'm a little depressed about being 28 this year :( 

1 year closer to 30...

Source: None via Savanah on Pinterest

No huge plans, but John is taking me out to dinner tonight, my mom is flying in town tomorrow, mani's/pedi's with her tomorrow and dinner again tomorrow night. Saturday everyone is coming over to watch the Tech game so we're celebrating mine and a good friend Dan's birthday then. We have the same birthday :) John is making fajitas and I've hinted that I want sprinkles cupcakes instead of a cake ;-P Then Sunday I get to celebrate with some of my newest friends at the Htown Blogger Meetup!

Source: via Tina on Pinterest

So, anyway, happy birthday to me! I can't wait to see my momma and celebrate with my love and closest friends!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

These Streets Will Make You Feel Brand New...

{and you can thank me again for having the song stuck in your head ;)}

If you haven't read my post from yesterday, go read it, now! 


So only spending 2 days in one of the most amazing cities is for sure not enough. That's why I have my huge list of stuff I need to try to accomplish this time. 

On my list of things to see, do, eat...

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

This is something I wanted to do last time but with the rain taking up one whole day, it didn't happen. Hopefully it won't be too cold this time and we can enjoy a nice stroll! 

Ice Skate 

Breanne gave me the idea to try ice skating in Bryant Park or Central Park instead of Rockefeller Center. I know it will be crowded because of the holidays, but hopefully not near as bad as Rockefeller Center. 

Radio City Rockettes

We are for sure seeing this show and will probably buy tickets this week. Lion King and Wicked are playing on Broadway as well, but how many times do you get to see the Radio City Rockettes at Christmas in NYC? As much as I'd love to see Wicked and Lion King on Broadway, those are shows I can see in Houston in our Theatre district.

Statue of Liberty

We saw the Statue of Liberty last time from a distance and spent time in Battery Park, but I've never actually ridden the boat and went out to the Island. I'd love to get to do this once.

Top of the Rock

Yes, we did this last time and we will do it again. AMAZING!!

Now let's talk about the food... One of the best things about New York! HA!

Eat NY Pizza

I want to eat at Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge. I've heard great things and we can knock it out when we do our walk ;)

Eat Rainbow and Black and White Cookies

We'll probably go back to the bakery I mentioned yesterday in Little Italy for rainbow cookies, but still need to find me a good black and white cookie :-P

Visit Crumbs

Source: via Savanah on Pinterest

Thanks to Meg and the giveaway I won, I MUST stop at Crumbs for one (or 2) cupcakes!

UMM, can you tell I'm excited about FOOD!!??

And of course I can't forget to add that I would love to see these fabulous New Yorker bloggers while I'm there as well!

Michelle and Vicki!

So, now it's your turn.

Tell me, what are the must sees while I'm there? Where can I get the best NY Pizza? Where can I find the best black and white cookie? Where should we eat?

Basically, tell me everything you know about New York.

Can't wait to hear your suggestions!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Let's Hear it for New York...

{Now that you have Alicia Keys and Jay-Z stuck in your head... }

John and I just found out we are going back to New York for Christmas! 

John's family is in New York so 2 years ago we went to visit. This was my first time to visit NY at Christmas and to meet his whole family. Talk about an overwhelming trip! ;)

Since this trip was before I started blogging I thought I would do a little recap of our trip! 

Y'all NY at Christmas is absolutely insane. I even told myself I'd never go back. There are people EVERYWHERE! But, even with all the madness, it will still so much fun and I think everyone needs to experience NY at Christmas at least once. Talk about a perfect way to bring Christmas cheer :) 

So, anyway, we were there Christmas of 2009. We flew in Christmas Eve morning and went to John's aunts and uncles house (i have no idea where this was but it wasn't in the city). We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day there and had tons of snow!

The day after Christmas John's dad took us into the city and we checked into a hotel in the financial district. It was pouring down rain and freezing cold so we didn't get to do a lot. We ended up walking down 5th avenue, nearly getting our eyes poked out with umbrellas and taking a look at what was started of the Ground Zero Memorial. The Christmas tree in front of NYSE (seen below) is *almost* as pretty as the one in Rockefeller Center too. 

That night we made our way to Chinatown in the rain and ate at THE best chinese food restaurant I've ever eaten at, 17 Wo Hop. You must try it! After dinner we walked to Little Italy and got desserts at a little bakery, La Bella Ferrara. We had some dang good rainbow cookies. These rainbow cookies are my FAVE!!

We only had 2 full days in the city and one of them was spent in the rain so we did what any tourist would do and took the city tour bus :) I'm so glad we did this because we got to see so much of the city we would have never seen. The next day we saw all the major sites... 

Something I highly recommend for any NY trip is visiting the Top of the Rock. John's cousin told us we should do this instead of the Empire State Building and I'm glad we did! You have an absolutely incredible view of the city from the top. I love that you can see Central Park and the Empire State Building. 

We of course loved seeing all of the Christmas decorations out and about in the city and of course John had to stop in front of the Mets store! I had it in my head that I WOULD ice skate. I walked up to the ice skating rink and I quickly changed my mind! There were people everywhere. I had to take that picture holding my camera up over peoples heads! 

That night we did a Holiday Lights tour and it took us down 5th avenue where we got to see all the shops all decorated for Christmas. And of course the last stop was going by the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center. That picture of us with the tree in the background is absolutely priceless! 

After the light tour we ate at Carnegie Deli. OMG. If you like NY deli sandwiches, you must visit this place. The portions were huge, you got a bowl of pickles, and we had the best cheesecake we had ever put in our mouths! 

The next morning we didn't have long we so we did another quick city tour where we got to see NYU, the museums and Harlem. 

This trip we are flying in before Christmas and spending a few days in the city before we head to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with John's family... 

Coming up tomorrow: What I want to see and do this time in NY! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fun With Our Phones Monday!

Erin and I are back for... 


Grab the button and show us the pictures you took this week!

 {waiting on water}

 {my pretty girl}

 {OOTD Wednesday, finally wearing my boots!}

 {only the best invention ever!}

 {got my giveaway box from Vicki! post coming soon :)}

 {"Hi Y'all!"}

 {my favorite little treat!}

{Wreck 'Em!!!}

 {kitty snuggles}

{Pixie's bed}

 {apparently the kitties had fun while we were sleeping!}

{John started my birthday week with sprinkled donuts :-P}

What's on your phone this week? Link up to show us!! 

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