Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Beauty Trend: DO or DON'T?

I don't know about you but I keep noticing a growing trend. A trend that I find random.

 I keep seeing photos of people with patterned temporary lip tattoos by Violent Lips.

I thought to myself... Is this what is in? Am I falling behind on my beauty trends?


Is this an odd phenomenon of people doing weird things to attract attention?

The answer to the questions in which I asked myself is probably yes to the latter.

I decided to investigate further. I needed to know more. I needed to know what in the world would make someone want to put a temporary tat on their lips.

As it turns out it actually is a growing trend. The company Violent Lips has a slew of options to choose from... checkered, glitter, cheetah, polka-dot... you name it.

According to the tutorial I watched on the website, one simply fits the temp tat to your lip and applies with water just like a temporary tattoo. They last up to four hours and create a one of a kind look for you lips.

Khloe in the Silver Glitteratti

Kim K in the checkered

Random person in cheetah.
So what do you think? Fashion Do or Fashion, It's-so-Dumb, DONT?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Recognize this House?

The house from the movie HOME ALONE has recently been listed for sale for a cool 2.4 million dollars.

Check out this article for a cool write up and photos comparing the home now to what the house looked like during filming!

I would love to slap my face and then yell like crazy in the upstairs bathroom! Wouldn't you?

If only I had millions of dollars and wanted to relocate to the Chicago suburbs.

O.T.W. -- Wrapping Up Chirstmas Shopping

Friday night I met Deidra for wine and tapas in our little downtown area.

It was lovely!

Saturday I wrapped up my Christmas shopping. I might be random... who knows, but everyone has a Christmas prize and it's the thought that counts at the end of the day! Right?

I hate to ruin the surprise but Merry Christmas to Ryan!
After some serious shopping we decided that Mexican was in order as well as a good ole Margarita!

Shopping can really get you worked up!! Margarita's really take the edge off.

Saturday was also my Dad's birthday, but he had to work. Sad. However, we made up for it by feasting at a local BBQ restaurant in celebration on Sunday!!

When I say feast... I mean FEAST! Please note how much food came out!! No one left hungry.

Fun Times!!

Our Christmas tree!
Count down to Christmas is on at our house!! (which means Ryan had better work me out a Christmas gift because as of yesterday I had no presents under the tree).

Friday, December 16, 2011

Oh Hi, Friday! Good to See You!

Can you believe Christmas is in just nine days? I have got to get aggressive this weekend and finish up my shopping. I started out strong and then fizzled out.

On to more important matters....

Yesterday I was out of work, as I've been beat down by a serious cold. This is no fun, however, it did allow me to curl up on the couch for a day and half and indulge in Christmas movies and daytime television.

Yesterday morning the nominations for Golden Globes were announced. Nothing huge about that, however, what was awesome about it was Gerard Butler.

How handsome! Ryan was getting ready for work, and I found myself suggesting he grow his hair out like Mr. Butler's. And then that accent.... I watch P.S I Love You every time it's on because of this guy.

I think I have a thing for bearded men that look a little rough around the edges!!

Later in the day I realized I actually was quite ill when I watched an entire LIFETIME movie. I loathe Lifetime movies, yet in a drug induced haze I found myself engulfed in figuring out who the murder was, what his motives were, and why all those women were being killed?

It got weird.

After some serious TV watching I hit the web. This little snippet, "Shit Girls Say" cracks me up. I watched it earlier in the week and then again yesterday. It's so true. I say every single thing mentioned.

I mean, listen, can you do me a huge favor? Hilarious.

Then I found out that yet another Nicholas Sparks book, Lucky One, will be coming to theaters in the near future. The main star happens to be a celebrity crush of mine (one of many)!

It might be a good one... who knows.

That's all I've got for today...

...I hope you all are done shopping and can spend your weekend gazing at your Christmas Tree whilst sipping hot chocolate.  I will be fighting the holiday crowds to hook Daddy, The In-Laws and Ryan up with a Christmas gifts! No family member left behind!!!!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

OTW-- A Surprise Party, An Engagement Party, & Candy Day

Whew, I'm tired. This past weekend was a lot. We had a surprise party for our friend Blake in Roanoke, AL (Ryan's hometown... stay down) on Friday night. It was Western Themed so we tossed on our boots and hit the road.

It was outside, therefore pretty cold, but we feasted on good food and potentially a few folks hopped on this guy for a good old bull ride:

Yes, they rented a mechanical bull for the party!

Saturday night we had to head back to Roanoke for an Engagement Party for Ryan's pal Will and his fiance, Julie. We've had an engagement party for some one in the Roanoke Clan for the past three years. Here's the linky to the one Ryan and I shared with some a couple of other folks! They are always a lot of fun. 

Sunday was Candy Day. Click this link to see last year's Candy Day.

Every year some one makes the comment, "HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SO MANY SWEETS?" and the answer to that question is "WHY YES. YES WE HAVE.... AT LAST YEARS CANDY DAY!"

It's craziness. It's fun. It's baby's running around, people laughing,  taste-testing the fruits of our labor, and most importantly spending quality time with the people we love most.

It got a bit heated when Lane and Paula began making two different recipes of Sand Tarts at the same time. Lane was working with her grandmother's recipe and Mrs. Paula had her own variation of the treat.

Some how it turned into a "pretend" episode of IRON CHEF. Paula was the Iron Chef and Lane was the challenger.

In a blind taste test Lane's Sand Tart was declared the winner. (but it was really, really close) I've tasted both and they are equally good!

Ashton blindfolded and ready for the Sample A.

And the winner is.... LANE.

But all is well that ends well, as the competitors shake hands. There is always next year and Iron Chef Paula will be back for a rematch!!!

It was the perfect afternoon to wrap up a very busy weekend!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

OTW... Gearing Up For Christmas

Around this Sanford Household this past weekend we were gearing up for the Christmas Season!! Love it!

-I blasted Christmas music while Ryan and I decorated our tree. 

Look at that sheer excitement on my man's face.

-I purchased Kourtney Kardashian's "Kourt is RED-i for a Pedi" for cheerful nails.

-I watched The Holiday while wrapping gifts... because that always gets me in the spirit.

I'm normally not the kind of person who takes the time to wrap gifts pretty. Usually, I throw some wrapping paper on with a pre-made bow. However, this weekend I spent a little extra time and I'm so grateful I did. Isn't my gift wrapping beautiful?

-Lastly, I made Maggie rock her new Christmas sweater just because.

It was a laid back weekend, but just what the doctor ordered since it's about to be a jammed packed holiday season!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving is already gone? Sad.

Thanksgiving is such a great holiday because we get a few days off to simply eat, spend time with family and friends, and watch some football.

It's not stressful. It's just laid back.  Just throw on a sweater and jeans kind of holiday. Love it.

Ryan and I were on the go from Wednesday afternoon until Sunday.

Wednesday I hit up the doctor's office, as I'm fighting the good old common cold. Ask Ryan how much fun it is to sleep in the same bed with a coughing, propped up, medicated wifey... he no likey. But I digress.

Wednesday Night

It's a small town tradition that everyone heads to a local bar for a reunion of sorts. It gives everyone a chance to catch up and hang out. So that's just what we did... for a few hours anyway.

After heading to the local bar we all rode over to a friends house for a good ole house party.

Kyle.... he had just made a bad decision right here.

Travis told me he was in charge of the Thanksgiving Turkey for his family gathering. I was skeptical.

When I asked John what he was thankful for... he named several crazy things. Lacey then reminded him the answer to that question is HER!


Thursday Ryan and I hit up a few Thanksgiving lunches with both my side of the family and his. We ate good good and hugged good people.  Thursday night Deidra, Ashton, Bess and I hit up our local midnight madness for Black Friday. (Robin, if you're reading this look away. I gave in to the Man known as Wal-Mart)

If you want to see people act like idiots go to midnight madness on Black Friday. I had never stayed up late enough to partake in the craziness, but wow. A lady had to be taken out on a stretcher by paramedics over a good deal on towels. No joke. It was intense. I tried to give up once I saw the lines, but I called Ryan and he pepped talked me. He told me I wasn't a quitter. It was the encouragement I needed to stay the course.

Scary faces.

I had the sleepy face going. Also, please note I had gotten really comfy in Ryan's sweatshirt prior to the outing.

We found Aaron going for a Laptop


Ryan and I laid in the bed until 11 o'clock. It was blissful. We watched TV and chatted. Maggie slept peacefully. Aren't those the best kind of mornings... just being lazy with your best friend and pup?

Friday afternoon I met Lacey and her mom for wine at our local wine shop.

After a little wine, we decided heading to the hometown bar for live music and cocktails was just what we needed....


Saturday we tailgated with friends for the 2011 Iron Bowl (Alabama vs. Auburn). Alabama took the WIN this year.... but there's always next year!!!!! WAR EAGLE!

Oh look, all these guys grew a beard because of Ryan.

It was a great long Thanksgiving weekend.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Random Nonsense/Making up for Lost Time/A Reason to Google "Ryan Gosling Shirtless"

It's Random Nonsense Friday, crazies.

1. I made a Christmas List for my husband, family, and In-laws. I realize that makes me seem like an eight-year-old, but they asked me for it. I had a job to do and I did it.

Here are a few things I'm longing for this Christmas Season:

1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6
I'm going to be honest my list ended up being over 20 items which ranged in price.  I just love lots of things and all these blogs don't help matters. I justified the list by stating that I DO have a birthday and Christmas in the same month.

2. On a different note, I recently attended a movie night with friends and family. We ate chili and different types of dip, then settled in for the movie, CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. Believe it or not my Grandma attended the movie night and selected the movie.

Let's say first of all, that Ryan Gosling is one sexy man. He had me at Noah but I loved him when the Dirty Dancing song dropped the beat in Crazy Stupid Love and he was standing there shirtless. I mean, goodness gracious.

I am hoping that one day I come home to the radio playing "I"ve had the time of my life..... " and Ryan waiting for me to run into his arms so that  can lift me over his head for no reason at all other than to welcome me home. {ryan work on this}

And last but not least I have a few other things to cover...

3. As the colder weather sets in sometimes the only thing that can warm our souls is lots of food, and maybe a little bit of candy. So let's not watch the Victoria Secret Runway Show and become discouraged. I mean, yeah they have super hot bods, but after reading this little diddy over of Day Old News I thought myself... no wonder I don't have that hot body... I only worked out once today and actually ate three meals.

4. When I read this post over on Pink Lou Lu I laughed out loud. It's a list of drinks and what they 'say' about you.

For the most part I'm a beer drinking kind of gal. According to the list it means I'm a laid back gal who can hang with the guys. I will agree.

But I laughed out loud at the Vodka Gimlet, which stated You're a huge dork, but you hope sort of in a cool way?

Lacey got me started on those one night at Julianna Tokyo. I should have known she was leading me to love of a drink that portrays that I am a huge dork. ha.

And all this time I thought I was cool when ordering the ole Vodka Gimlet.

See you next week. Hope this random, all over the place post makes up for the lack of posting that's been going on here.

Word to your motha!

O.T.W (last weekend) Late Edition

Oh hi there. I've been busy, therefore the blog has taken a bit of a hit.

So here's the late edition of what we did over the weekend (last weekend).

Last Friday in honor of Veteran's Day I had the day off. Thank you Lord for the gracious folks who have served our country. For them I am grateful. I'm also grateful for a day off.

I headed to Birmingham to spend the day with my sweet friend LACEY. We just piddled together. We went to our friend Kristen's new house to check it out! It's amazing by the way. Afterwards, Lacey and I got Manicures and chatted away.

Friday night several of us got together to celebrate BESS's Birthday. She's a wild cat and we love her so it was only right to have a celebratory dinner in her honor.

Birthday Girl

Saturday afternoon Ryan and I went to a wedding of a friend. My brother happened to be a groomsman.

Saturday afternoon we ventured to the Fish Camp for the Auburn vs. Georgia game, which was hard to watch as an Auburn fan. But you win some, you lose some.

DJ and Champ took off on ala Huck Finn Style to snap a picture of the Fish Camp. T-shirts coming soon.

It was a good weekend. I'm looking forward to some family time this weekend as well as some relaxing time with my main man and sweet pup.

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