Monday, February 22, 2010

Weekly Guilty Pleasure

What's my weekly guilty pleasure?

This.... ABC's The Bacholer. And tonight is the Women Tell All episode! I can't wait to see what kind of cat-fights and claws come out tonight. Yes it is dramatic, and partially staged, but I am still addicted to watching this reality show. Will anyone else be watching?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!

"Someday I may find my prince charming, but my daddy will always be my King."
Yesterday was a very special man's birthday...My Daddy! Happy Birthday Dad, I love you the MOST! When Dad got home from work, he was greeted with Girl scout cookies I had picked up at Kroger. Little did I know, he had brought home a bag with 6 boxes, that had been delivered to him at his office. Great minds think alike!

Mom and I decided that we would let him open his presents first.
Daddy was curious which presents, and added a bag of his own to the pile. If you know him, this bag should not surprise you.

Looks like "Edwin Watts Golf Shop" gave him a new pair of shoes for his birthday!!! (haha)
His present from all three of his girls: Under-armor workout clothes (pants, shorts, etc.).
I knew he would be super surprised by the next few presents. Luckily nothing was breakable!
hmmmm.....studying hard about his new flowers!He has 253 bulbs to his name : ) And they will be added to our backyard in Dad's colorful garden! He was very excited! And I am wondering if maybe we will have some great flowers for the August Bridal Show. haha
After presents, we ate his favorite meal: steaks, potatoes, salad and bread. Then all hung out by the fire and watched the Olympics and Golf network. : )

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sip and Shop

Spring has sprung in Little Rock! (Or at least I hope so.) Thursday was a beautiful day and the sun was shinin'. It was the perfect day for the first 2010 Happy Hour in the Heights and Limehouse's Sip and Shop! Here are a few pictures that I took....

Lot's of Easter goodies have arrived! And I especially love the bird egg/nest in this picture.
Notice the mirrored lamp...Love it!
My favorite item we bought at Market this year...The Hog towel holder. We got Red (whoo pigs) and dark brown.
We have lots of new items coming in from market, so if you haven't been to Limehouse in the Heights yet, come by! (Or if you want to come say hello to me!)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

LoVe is in the Air across the country today! I won't bore you of my daily activities. It includes laundry, unpacking, and cleaning my room! HA I sincerely hope that each and everyone of you are doing what you love, whatever that may be. Hope you have a wonderful day with love ones.

Ohh and check out Young Design's Blog here for a few Valentine's Day Arrangements, I made recently for Limehouse's storefront!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

This Weekend

Friday night, my college roommate Natalie and I met up for dinner and a movie. After eating at Olive Garden, we headed to see the newly released chick flick: Valentine's Day!! It has a full cast of actors and actresses. I was looking forward to seeing it. I loved it (mostly because the LA scenery & SoCal Flower Market)! It was different from what I was expecting, but I have learned through the years not to get too excited about movies. I actually enjoy the movie more that way.

Saturday, I worked at my part time job, Limehouse all day. When I got off, I met up with Aunt Becki and Uncle Tim. They were in town from Jonesboro. What was going to be a "quick" hello, turned into 5 hours of eating and laughing. We had the best time! Tim, is a country boy. Plain and Simple. Therefore he is always prepared for anything that comes his way. Example: cleaning his handy-dandy pocket knife in order to cut his rib-eye.
I met them, and Tim's sister Beth, at the flying saucer to finish watching the Razorback basketball game. We ended up at Wasabi, and guess what was going on across the street? The Ronald McDonald's Chocolate Fantasy Ball. My parents were attending. Becki found them waiting at the valet area, so guess who joined our party...Mona and Michael John! This picture was the highlight of my night. Becki showing off her "workout" outfit and Mom showing Becki her hose trying to make her feel better (fyi: her dress was floor length, AND check out her shoes : ) )
What a wonderful night on the town, and a Valentine's Eve to remember!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Wish for Each of You

I hope each and every reader is having a wonderful day. No matter what mood you are in, or day you are having, this song has been requested just for YOU. It is one of my favorite songs by Rascal Flatts. I just heard it on the radio and wanted to share it with you. Wishing you a wonderful week and the best day ever.
Love, Shawna
My Wish:
Songwriters: Steele, Jeffrey; Robson, Steve;

I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow
And each road leads you where you want to go
And if you're faced with the choice and you have to choose
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you
And if one door opens to another door closed
I hope you keep on walkin' til you find the window
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile
But more than anything, more than anything
My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold
And while you're out there gettin' where you're gettin' to
I hope you know somebody loves you
And wants the same things too
Yeah, this is my wish
I hope you never look back but you never forget
All the ones who love you and the place you left
I hope you always forgive and you never regret
And you help somebody every chance you get
Oh, you'd find God's grace in every mistake
And always give more than you take
But more than anything, yeah more than anything
My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold
And while you're out there gettin' where you're gettin' to
I hope you know somebody loves you
And wants the same things too
Yeah, this is my wish, yeah yeah
Yeah, this is my wish (My wish for you)
This is my wish (My wish for you)
I hope you know somebody loves you (My wish for you)
May all your dreams stay big (My wish for you)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Sister!

February 8, Ameilia turned 26 years old! I am so glad that I got to spend her birthday with her. We had so much fun. We headed to Burbank for lunch and it was nice enough to sit outside. This definitely was a no brainer. In the picture above, if you look closely, you can see the WB tower. We choose to eat at Bob's.
And Aimee's first meal being a 26 year old was....?
FABULOUS! Burgers, Fries, and Onion Rings : )
We headed over to the WB Studios to line up for the Ellen Show!

And we were on row 2, which happened to be the row that Ellen danced through! While we were there, we got to see Bradley Cooper (ahhhh) and Emily Blunt. We even made it on the big screen during the airing! If you missed it, her you go:
(our 2 seconds of fame)

We had reservations at Citizen's Smiths for dinner at 8pm. Megan and Jill joined us. Rubin gave me the recommendation, and a few of my AOO co-workers happened to be at another birthday party there. So they were able to "party-hop"! Our appetizers and dinners were amazing but could not compare to these three desserts! Cream Brulee, Red Velvet Cake, and Brownie A-la-mode.

Sis and Jill....
Sis and Me.... Happy Birthday! Love you!
Two of my favorite guys!! Brandon is on the left and Rubin is on the right. I am so glad I was able to see them. It was such a quick trip and I am sorry I didn't get to meet up with all of my LA gang. Next time I am there, I promise we will all get together!
Tuesday morning, it was time to head back South for me and East for Aimee. But what were we suppose to do with this?
We won a year supply of Vitamin Water Zero! We donated our two cases that we got at the show to the Advantage Car Rental employees. Have no fear, Ellen is mailing three cases to our homes! : ) We got the car dropped off, and headed to the airport.

Love you sister! So glad we got to have a weekend trip to LA! Miss you already and hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday started out at the Santa Monica Farmers Market! The sun was out and shining BRIGHT!
Here is Megan with her goodies!
Aimee went running to the pier, while Megan and I shopped. I picked up some items for the Super Bowl party that Ray and Curt were throwing for a few friends. Aimee and I were in charge of making cheese dip! It was a big hit with our California friends! They had never had it before. Here is a picture of Ray and us before the guests, Mark, Barry, and Dee arrived. (We had already refilled the cheese dip bowl, but shhhhh don't tell anyone).
My dear friend Mark Sheldon, read about him here from my "Starting the Climb" post, came over for the party. He was helping supervise the brisket cooking on the grill. Here is Ray, Mark, and Curt (left to right) cooking away. They are three of the best people I know, and they prepared a feast for us. We had dips, salad, brisket sandwiches, turkey chili, and popcorn for the super bowl.
Who was I rooting for? I was undecided. I am a Manning fan, but I also wanted New Orleans to win. So I was just hoping for a good ball game, which I got! I was very happy for the city of New Orleans, they deserved this win!
Super Bowl Sunday favorites:
We especially loved the lighting show that occurred while The WHO was playing.
My Favorite Commercial was the Dorito's one with the little boy! 1)Don't touch my Momma 2)Don't touch my Dorito's

The game started at 3pm in California which felt a little odd to me. But we all had a wonderful time, even the dogs. Here I am with Rocket.

Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints on a great win and great season!

East Coast to the West Coast

When I was interning in LA, I went to the Ellen Show to watch the Dave Matthew's Band preform. I was given 2 tickets for the actual Ellen Show for February 8, 2010 (my sister's birthday). So prior to my NYC trip, my sister and I had a trip to LA planned for her birthday weekend. It just so happened that we were able to be on the same 6 hour flight to LA! We arrived in California Friday night. Instead of Aimee seeing "sunny California" it was a downpour when we arrived.
Luckily, all of our bags made it. We were starving, so we headed to my favorite place in Venice, URTH CAFE. My co-workers at TFS got me addicted to Urth Cafe when I was in California. I was so happy to order my Curry Chicken Sandwich, Granita, and Iced Tea!
Then headed to my good friends and Images By Lighting owners house to stay for the weekend. We were greeted by these two boys: Rocket and Bandit : )
Aimee had a rough week at work, so her main request on Saturday was to be able to relax. It was raining in LA, so we went to breakfast at Amelia's on Main St. Then we headed to Culver City, where I use to live, to get our nails done. Manicures and Pedicures have "relaxation" written all over them! The ladies at the nail place were surprised to see me. One even asked "Didn't you move to some other state?" I am not sure if that is a good or bad thing that they knew who I was!

After we got our nails done, we headed to the Beverly Wilshire. Ray and the staff of Images By Lighting were setting up for a wedding there, so we stopped by! Here is a peak inside set-up:
I had never been to the Beverly Wilshire before, so Ray gave us a tour. You would probably recognize it from the movie, Pretty Woman.

Since it was raining in LA, we headed south for the afternoon to Laguna Beach. Megan came with us and we had such a fun car ride. We even saw this rainbow driving down the PCH!
And Finally....Laguna Beach.

We walked and shopped, got lost in the hills, and then ate dinner overlooking the ocean. Can't get much better than that. At dinner, the waiter noticed Aimee's birth date and brought her a chocolate mousse treat! Let the Birthday weekend begin!