Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gearing up for the Honeymoon

 I know MrM and I just Celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary on February 14th, so why am I talking about our honeymoon??? Well, we didn't take it yet. We are going to Paris in the Spring!! I have been scouring the web for Parisian Bloggers as well as some Fashion Bloggers so I can find out all the nifty neatsie places to go. And, I want to look good.
Some of my daily jaunts across the Atlantic Ocean Include:
Me in the Rainbow
Lost in Cheeseland
I heart Paris
My French Country Home
and Last but not least my absolute favorite Ex-pat blogger La mom.

Christophe Verdier

My favorite article so far was from HIP Paris What to do with one month in Paris.... Well, we are going for 10 days and I want to see and do lots. One thing I would love to talk MrM into doing is Dinner at an exp-pats home.

  • Jim Haynes’ Sunday dinners. Jim Haynes, an American ex-pat, has been holding Sunday dinner at his apartment in the 14th arrondissement for 30 years. You will meet plenty of Americans, but also people from France and other countries. Make your reservation early, as Jim’s apartment is small and can only hold about 50 people. If it’s a warm and clear night, he’ll accept more people as the crowd spills outside. After making a reservation, contact Jim on Sunday morning to get his building code and plan to arrive at 8 pm sharp. A donation is suggested, but you don’t need to bring anything else.

  • I am off to start  finish planning our Honeymoon!
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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Happy Anniversary To Mr.M

    One year ago today, I married a wonderful man. He is my best friend and biggest supporter. He is also my favorite person to argue with. Heck yeah we argue, no healthy couple doesn't. And very appropriately, he got me a rolling pin for Valentine's Day. The best part about us is we talk to each other and we listen to each other. Without out that form of communication most relationships wouldn't last. So I want to thank you for listening to my voice and making me feel special and important enough to you. Also, another one of your many talents that always makes me smile and not the one you are trying to teach our son.... your perfectly timed hugs are amazing.

    Now for all the ways I love you....

    Cooper River Bridge Run 2009
    I love the way you take part in all the things I like. Especially when we wait in line for 2.5 hours downtown just to get a race packet so we can get up REALLY early the next day and run 6+ miles together.
    I wear my sunglasses inside ~ the movies
    Clemson vs Carolina Game 2010 ~ Hot Wings

    I love how you get all goofy with the girls and don't care who is around to see you acting silly. Then do it all AGAIN just so I can get a picture of it.
    Lacrosse 2012
    I love how you encourage the girls to try new sports. Teach them how to play and make sure  they have the right gear so they don't get hurt. I love how you bought an extra stick for me so I could play too.

    I love how you are not afraid to get down and dirty and can play like a kid.

    Bill and Guilliana Ranic - Chicago 2010
    I love how you waited in line at a Borders just to meet my All Time Favorite Celebrity Couple and had them autograph my book ~ that I am still reading.

    I love that MonkeyMan looks just like you.

    You are my Lobster! I love you will Wikipedia this to see what that means.

    GQ Pose
    And Lastly, I am so grateful that you love me so much to take care of me and the girls. We are so lucky to have have you. You are a wonderful father to MonkeyMan, BigGirlH and LilMissJ.

    XoXo - I love you.
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    Happy Valentine's Day Family and Friends

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    Monday, February 13, 2012

    Leading up to No. 1

    Our 1st anniversary is coming up (Tomorrow)!! Lets look at where we got engaged.
    The Charleston Library Society!!

    Before I got married I was obsessed with The Wedding Row. This is actually how I got into Blogging. I recently came across a wedding at the Charleston Library Society and have to share the amazing pictures. Every time Mr.M and I are downtown on King St, we make a point  to stop here and Recreate the moment. Cheesy I know but I love it. It makes me all warm inside.
    Source The Wedding Row

    Charleston Library Society

    Source The Wedding Row

    Source The Wedding Row
     This is where he did it ... right at the top of these stairs!!
    Source The Wedding Row
    This is how we spent our wedding night -- walking down King St hand in hand. (this is not us in the picture)

    1 more day until Valentine's Day. I cannot wait to share my Bloggy Valentine's Day Swap pictures after Wednesday when the package arrives and all the homemade valentine's day gifts I made for the girls teachers and friends.
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    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Valentines Day Bloggy Swap

    Package is on its way to my Valentine Bloggy Pal!! I hope you like it. I will post picks of all my goodies after Valentine's Day!!

    HMH - Vday Swap
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    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

    Sarah Wilson
    Back in mid January, I was researching eating healthy. I was caught up in all the New Years Resolutions that I needed to uphold. Guess what it is almost mid February and I am not 100% perfect. I received an email today that may help me get back on track.

    Hi there Kelley!
    Congratulations on your 'winnings'! I've attached Sarah's ebook for you - all the best with quitting sugar.
    Have a great week,
    Sarah and Jo x

    OMG I completely forgot about this. And I never expected to win! I entered this giveaway over at Venusian Glow. So now I have this book on how to quit sugar. And I have Sarah's blog to help me on my journey.

    Let me get through the holiday. You know Valentine's Day and I will journal along here to let you know  how I am doing! I want to lose the last of this baby weight before the Cooper River Bridge Run in late March.

    Thanks for choosing me to win!!
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    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Valentine's Day Sneak Peak and Pinterest

    My version
    Found this  on Pinterest and had to copy it! How do you like my version.... Here is the sneak peak -- our little family valentine.
    Source: Google Via Kelley
    What do you think? Do we match? 6 more days I better get cracking....
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    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Photoaday ~ 6

    6. dinner #febphotoaday --- ok it  is really my breakfast. I need a break. Lots of sickos at our house and little to no sleep.
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    Virtual Valentine

    Via The Paris Blog
    Say “I love you” to a friend or lover with French-themed Valentine’s Day cards. This collection was created by The Paris Blog at Hipster Cards. We love that site because it doesn’t require registration in order to send fun and cheeky greetings to friends for FREE. Check out the rest of the collection here.

    7 more days ...
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    Monday, February 6, 2012

    Our Love is Like

    Retro Romance
    Thanks for always making me feel special and beautiful. 8 more days...
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    Sunday, February 5, 2012

    Photo a day ~ 5

    5. 10AM #febphotoaday by AdventureOfShaw
    5. 10AM #febphotoaday, a photo by AdventureOfShaw on Flickr.
    Everyday all day!!
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    Photo a day ~ 4

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    Superbowl Sunday

    I love this day! I love getting together with Friends, Watching the 2 best teams battle it out for the Championship, I love drinking beer - yes I said it, I love eating all the snacks, I love the Commercials!! I hate that they are getting leaked earlier and earlier each year.

    Here is what I am making for our Superbowl Party...
    Amaszing White Trash Puff Balls
    Mexican Black Bean Dip
    BLT Dip
    Enjoy! Hope your team wins. Go Giants.
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    Saturday, February 4, 2012

    Husbands Survival Guide

    This works for anyone who lives with working moms, new moms, old moms, etc....
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    Friday, February 3, 2012

    Photo a day ~ 3

    3. Hands #febphotoaday by AdventureOfShaw
    3. Hands #febphotoaday, a photo by AdventureOfShaw on Flickr.

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    Black is the New Red

    Source: Etsy

    Source: Etsy
    Being a Lover of Scarves, I couldn't resist

    Source: Etsy
    As a photographer I can appreciate this
    Source: Etsy
    And Lastly, this is how I feel about MrM
    Source: Etsy
    11 more days Ya'all!!! I need to get cracking on my Valentines Day Blogger Swappy Thingy too! Still looking for ideas.
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    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Baby Legs Tutorial

    Source: Chickpea
    Hello all!! I am a HUGE fan of Pinterest. My friends are all now friends of Pinterest thanks to Facebook. I now get emails all day long from my friends telling me the  next great  thing  I need to make for "our" babies. I have asked them all to make "Pins for Kelley to make". Here we go -- Pin # 1 complete. Will be showing them off tomorrow night with the girls. My stinkyface (that is his new bloggy nickname) (heck that is what I call him anyhoo) will be rocking these bad boys himself.

    For the Tutorial, you can find plenty of them online. OR you can buy them brand new from Babylegs for $12 each. I on the other hand can make my own for MUCH less and I don't mind doing it. I did watch the video here first before attempting mine.

    First you need a pair of knee high socks. Not to name drop here but Target has a great selection.

     Now you will cut to make 4 pieces. Cut at the toe and right below the heel. Then cut right above the heel on both pairs of socks to get your 4 pieces. You will not need the  Toes or the  Heel.
     Now the smaller (foot) part fold inside out then over again so all the "right" sides are showing and lined up evenly.
     Then put the "right" sides together again and match up and pin.

     Making sure  to catch all "3" layers here -- you will use a zig zag stitch to sew. 3 = the foot folded in half and the main part of the  sock.
     Here is your zig zag setting.
    Viola... babylegs. I can't wait for stinky face to wear them for all the ladies tomorrow night!
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