Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hair Trend: Sock Bun

I've been working on perfecting the top knot, or I guess I should just say bun.

The sock bun to be exact. There are lots of tutorials on Pintrest (click here to chose one).

My hair is long, but not thick so any time I toss it up it looks like a tiny little thin ball on top of my head. Not exactly the look I'm going for.

Once I realized with the use of a sock I could create the appearance of a thick bun I was all in.

Check my results:
From the front

From the back. Look how thick and full it looks. 
Now I just need to rock the sock bun out in public. It's the perfect look for summer-- Come in off a long lake day and just toss your locks up in a bun. Easy and stylish.

Monday, July 16, 2012

O.T.W. Rodeo Club and Lake Goodness

Over the weekend...

Ryan and I hit up The Rodeo Club and enjoyed some good ole lake time!

For those of you unfamiliar with the Rodeo Club allow me to explain this "classy" (read:sarcasm) establishment to you. The Rodeo Club has been around for years! It is a hole in the wall bar with live entertainment and billiards. It's a private club so they make their own rules (read: allow people to smoke inside and can serve alcohol later in to the night). One encounters all walks of life in this place.

Our local country music radio station was hosting a singing competition and we had two friends entered. So I tossed on my denim shorts and Ryan and I hit the club to cheer on our friends.
Clockwise from top left: DJ (competitor) and Justin; Ryan and me; The group of competitors that made it to round 2; Ali and me

Saturday morning we ventured back to DJ's for lake fun! We cruised on the pontoon boat and eventually settled in on a island, where the boys played horseshoes and the girls floated and chatted away.

From L-R: DJ and Eric; Kyle, Champ and Jack lounging on the island; group shot ; bro and me

Clockwise from: Bro posing; Ali, Ashley, Mallory, & Amanda; Dee smiling; Riding the boat; Ali and me.

Saturday night we all went to Niffer's on the Lake for dinner.

We got to spend a little bit of time with sweet, sweet Kaci. 

We even talked our pal, Wade, in to attempting the Niffasaurus (see description below-- 1 1/2 pounds of beef, a fried egg). 

Wade dominated the Niffasaurus and all he got was a bumper sticker! It was the funniest thing. We thought his meal would be free if he ate it all. Not the case.

Overall it was a good weekend. Really good weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Weekend After the 4th Fun

The weekend after the 4th of July (which was this past weekend), Ryan and I made plans to head to Wedowee, AL to celebrate with his family as well as my dad's side of the family.

My aunt and uncle recently bought a home on Lake Wedowee and Ryan's parent's happen to live on Lake Wedowee too! It was the perfect weekend to spend time on the lake with family and celebrate the 4th of July a little more.
Clockwise from top left: Leslie, Mom, Celinda just floating, Aunt Celia and Mom, Ryan and Me, Brad and Miss, Missy and Jeff

Saturday was filled with BBQing, swimming, and enjoying the lake! My Aunt Celia and Uncle Tommie's lake home has a great view!

L-R: Cousin Photo, Matt and Justin and scenic shot

Sunday, Ryan and I enjoyed lunch with his parents before heading home!

We made a quick pit stop by Ryan's family's land on our way home. It's so pretty. I can just picture Benny and Lu in house right here (preferably with a pool!) one day.

It was a great weekend. So much fun catching up with family.

An action packed weekend always makes for one tired pup!

Whew! Hopefully I've got everyone caught up on what's been going on here!

The 4th

On the actual 4th of July Ryan and I parted ways, as I spent the day with the girls on the lake!

We covered some major ground on the good ole pontoon! Just out there in the open, mmmmm, motor boatin'. (that's for you, Ryan)

Hayden was in town from New Orleans and Bess and Jenna scooted down from Birmingham for a day of fun. We decided not to be held back by having to work the next day. We celebrated our Independence regardless!

Clockwise from top left: Bess and Hayden getting ready to jump of Chicken Rock, the girls swimming back to the boat, Bess & Hayden, Chimney Rock in all it's glory

Our first stop was at Chimney Rock. Hayden, Bess and Jenna decided to jump off Chicken Rock, which is the lower jumping point but still scary. 

The rest of the day was spent cruising and catching up. God Bless America! 

Why Hello There, July!

I've been slacking on the blog posts. I know this to be true because Ryan told me yesterday.

With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday like it did this year planning became difficult (or at least inconvenient).

The weekend before the fourth I celebrated by attending a local arts and craft show, ArtiGras.

It was blazing hot, with temps in the 100's and humidity through the roof, but artists came out and set up booths regardless of the blazing hellish heat.. They had some awesome things. I splurged on tea towels and an american flag for the front porch! America BABY!

After the arts and craft show I enjoyed an afternoon at the pool with family. It was a great way to kick off the holiday.

The actual Fourth of July coming up later! 
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