Monday, February 28, 2011

Box Office Weekend

Hey, y'all!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We did!

We kicked it off with a nice, quiet date night at Pei Wei Asian Diner on Friday. And then followed up with catching up on some stuff on our DVR.

On Saturday, we ran errands and met our friends, Sam and Leslie, for dinner, froyo and a movie. We went to see "Just Go with It" and let me tell you, this movie is HILARIOUS!!!! We absolutely loved it!!! This is a MUST SEE!

In keeping with the theme of a movie weekend, Fred and I attended the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis' "Oscar Night America". It was a great event for a great cause. We had fun dressing up and enjoying food and drinks from local restaurants. Here are some pictures:

Fred & I Gotta love the cut outs...
ADPi's in attendance
The Smithwick's

We didn't get to see the Oscars, but I did hear who won. I've got to catch up on my awards show fashion. Ha!!!

So, what did you do this weekend?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Trailer Talk

This has been one crazy, stressful week and I can't say that I'm sad to see it go. We don't have a lot planned this weekend, but I'm sure we'll squeeze in a movie or two.

We rarely go to the theater to watch a movie, but there are two movies coming soon that have me chomping at the bit to see...

The first comes from one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors

Something Borrowed

I really hope the movie is as good as the book and I think this is the right cast of characters for these roles.

The Hangover 2

Gotta love these guys. Now, I want to see The Hangover again...

Are you as excited as I am? Happy Weekend!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow & Giveaway Winner Announced

As y'all already know, I got my hair cut last week. Well, I guess I wasn't the only one who was ready to shed some hair...

Here's Jennifer Anniston's new, cute 'do... I just love it. She's always had great hair! Man, I want her arms!

And here's cutie, patootie Justin Bieber's new 'do. I'm sure hundreds of girls around the world woke up horrified when they saw this...I think he looks a whole lot better but I'm not digging the crazy eyes.

What do y'all think?

And the winner of my CSN giveaway is...

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...
I think I would either get some wine glasses or a new suitcase/Duffle Bag
February 16, 2011 8:26 PM

Congratulations, girl. You have 24 hours to contact me at to claim your prize! Thank you to all who entered.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving this Doxie Pillow. Item found here.
I'm loving these prints I just ordered for our master bedroom. I got them here. Don't you just love Etsy?! Tesslya was easy to work with and super fast.
I'm loving that Britney Spears is back (she looks great in the video, but I think she forgot how to dance). The teenage girl comes out in me when a new song or video of her's premieres.

I'm loving that Redbox is giving away a FREE rental to customers by simply "like-ing" them on Facebook.

I'm loving that Memphis in May will be here before we know it. I hope that means good chocolate, beer and waffles!

I'm loving that I had a terrible day yesterday and I had so many wonderful people praying for me. Thank you for your love and support!

What are you loving? Visit Jamie and tell us!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday: Things You've Learned from Your Parents or Grandparents

Top 2 Things You've Learned from Your Parents or Grandparents

1. Marriage DOES Work: My parents have been married for 34 years and my grandparents were married for 52 years before my grandmother passed. Fred's parents have been married for almost 40 years. We are so blessed to have parents and grandparents who've stayed together this long. It's an encouragement to Fred and myself.

2. Honesty: I believe in honesty 100%. My parents have always taught me that it's better to be honest on the front end and take the consequences from there. Sometimes, I think I'm a little too honest. Nothing good ever comes from lying (and I am a terrible liar)!

{my parents}

{Fred's parents}

What have you learned from your parents or grandparents? Visit The Undomestic Momma and tell us.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blondes Have More Fun

Happy Monday! I am so jealous of all of you who have today off of work. We had a great weekend with some great weather. I can't beleive I had on shorts and a t-shirt yesterday. We spent time outside, taking long drives and even going to a local boat show. On Friday, we had dinner with some of our friends. We went out for pizza and frozen yogurt. Here are some pics:

The girls: Leslie, me & Emily

the husbands: Fred, Ben & Sam Smithwick's
group shot

I also managed to do a little cooking over the weekend. I made some Strawberry Bread and Spicy Latin Chicken. It was so nice outside that we grilled the chicken rather than bake it.

Did you notice I got my hair cut and colored? I love being blonder!!! Blondes really do have more fun! Here was my inspiration:

So, what did y'all do this weekend?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Write It Down

I saw this over on Jessica's blog and had to play along...

It's to showcase your handwriting (good or bad). There are eight questions and instead of just typing your answers, you hand-write them so everyone can see your handwriting. So here goes, the questions are:

1. What's your name / blogger name?
2. What's your blog's URL?
3. Write "The quick fox jumps over the lazy dog."
4. Favorite quote?
5. Your favorite song?
6. Your favorite band / singers?
7. Anything else you want to say?
8. Tag 3 - 5 other people.

So, here we go...

You should play along and show off your penmanship, screw ups that you had to use white out on (did ya see that one?), and to just have some Friday fun!

Now, I want to do a vlog, but I have to figure out how to set up my camera on my computer first. Oops! Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dressing the Part

Since I've started going to Pure Barre a little more, I've noticed a fashion trend throughout the class. Several women are sporting Lululemon sports wear. While I find the clothes super cute, I just can't justify spending $98 on workout pants and $52 for tops. Here are some of the outfits I really loving:

Astro Pant
Inner Awareness Tank
Groove Pant
Scoop Neck Tank

Aren't they cute? I really want to look the part, but they're a little out of my budget now. Maybe one day, right?! Do you guys own any Lululemon clothing? If so, is it worth the money?

To participate in "Thoughtless Thursday", visit Life in the Fulmer Lane.

Also, don't forget to enter my CSN giveaway here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Giveaway: CSN Stores

CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need whether it be:

Swingsets to keep your kids entertained this Spring and Summer

fitness equipment for keeping up with those New Year's resolutions

or even cute cookware!

CSN Stores is the perfect online shop for anything and everything. I've bought several items through CSN and I've always been pleased. They are friendly, fast, budget savvy, and a great place for online shopping. CSN has graciously offered to sponsor a $45 giveaway; so, here's what I need from you:

All you need to do is visit their website and leave me a comment with what item you'd love to add to your home. The giveaway ends a week from today, Wednesday, February 23rd, and I'll announce a winner the following day!

Giveaway: Social Icons

There's a giveaway that I think all of you should know about...

My dear blog friend, Jamie, is hosting a Social Icons Giveaway.

She redesigned my blog layout for Cookbook Jungle and she designed my layout for Simply Smithwick! Do you like??

Jamie is super sweet and very talented. She doesn't waste anytime either.

One lucky follower will win a set of Social Icons.


You have until Thursday, February 17 at midnight to enter! Good luck!

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving that Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" video is premiering in ONE day!!! The video will premiere Thursday, February 17, at 9:56 p.m. ET on MTV and Here's a little teaser for you:

I'm loving these Too Faced "Comfort Plump" lip glosses. A special thanks to Allison for introducing them to me!

I'm loving that just by "like- ing" Lenny's Sub Shop on Facebook, I received a FREE sub. Click here to like them and get your sub. My favorite is the chicken philly!

I'm loving that the Memphis Blog Girls and their significant others are going out for a fun "Valentine's" dinner on Friday!

I'm loving that my dear friend, Leslie, won my Stella & Dot giveaway! Congratulations!

I'm loving that today is my best friend's birthday and we're going to eat Mexican for lunch and dinner!!! :)

What are you loving??

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tonight (I'm Loving You)

I hope all of you had a very Happy Valentine's Day yesterday! Fred surprised me with dinner at Fleming's. It was delicious and we got a $25 gift card just for coming. We're pretty low-key when it comes to Valentine's Day, but that's just the way we like it. We had a great night and I am so blessed to be married to such a wonderful man.

Here are some pictures from last night:

My husband knows what I like...
and I know what he likes! My little Valentine
My card which features Edward and Jacob as Fred and Knox.
Fred got a sappy card.
Smithwick's on Valentine's 2011
Isn't he precious?
And I love this card my parents got us for Valentine's. It looks like Knoxie.
So, what did you do?