Lovelies List – 7.13.2012

Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’ve missed y’all. I know I’ve been M.I.A. a lot the past week or so. Things are INSANE at work and in the evenings. I’m super happy it’s Friday and I’m excited to link up (again…finally) with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. Here are my top five faves from this week.

ONE ::  Earlier this week, my co-worker surprised me with this AWESEOME gift that his wife won at a silent auction. It’s a Chris Cooley handmade & autographed mug. HAIL! Don’t know Chris Cooley, well he’s a tight end for the Washington Redskins, and my favorite offensive player. Cooley owns The Chris Cooley Gallery in downtown Leesburg, VA. Pretty cool(ey). HA!  Sure made my day!

TWO ::  I had a pretty great week at my 9-2-5 (nine to five job)! I can’t give away a lot of details (sorry work peeps who read my blog), but I’m pretty psyched about it.

THREE :: I ate very well this week. You see my boss and some other co-workers were in town this week, and that meant lunches, dinners and drinks out all week. Each meal though I made a healthy choice and omitted some of the unhealthy items. I felt satisfied after each meal and never felt stuffed. I also tracked all of my points (I’m a Weight Watchers lifetime member) and am excited to step on the scale tomorrow morning to see how successful I was.

FOUR :: This morning I attempted a top knot bun. Might need a little fine tuning, but not bad, right? 

FIVE :: Spa day(s)! I’m headed to the acupuncturist today, which is almost as relaxing as the spa. Fingers crossed he can help knock out these headaches I’ve had all week. Then tomorrow I’ve booked myself a 90 minute massage. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

Hope y’all had a great week. Have an even better weekend!

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Lovelies List – 6.15.2012

Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’m linking up with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. I’m super ready for the weekend! Here are my top five faves from this week.

ONE ::  I found this adorable chevron iPhone wallpaper. I love it so much that I added to my iPad too.  Now they match.  FUN!

TWO ::  Yet again we’ve had great weather this week. I took a few minutes to sit outside, enjoy the sunshine and a little quiet time while at work this week.

THREE :: My headache finally went away. That in itself is a double high five!  No picture for this one, cause really who wants to see me looking crappy with my headache.

FOUR :: Our tile has arrived for our bathroom renovation!  J is going to pick it up today and our plan is to start next week!!

FIVE :: Saving the best for last. So on my way to work I pass this lovely, local farmer’s market, Cox Farm. They have a sign above the store that they change up daily with cute, clever phrases. Well the other day, I had the best laugh at this sign. Very funny and mildly inappropriate. You can bet that I submitted this to Ellen and The Tonight Show for their funny headlines segment.  Come on y’all…this is funny. It’s not the best photo, but I practically had to stop traffic at the 4-way stop sign to take this pic.

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Lovelies List – 6.8.2012

Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’m linking up with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. Here are my top five faves from this week.

ONE ::  I finally got my DIY post on my maxi dress sewing project up. This was a big undertaking for me with regards to the project because I know enough about sewing to be dangerous, and this is my first sewing project without a pattern. Did you read it and did you see the pictures?

TWO ::  I got my first retweet! For this Twitter newbie, this was VERY exciting! Thanks to Michelle @ The Vintage Apple for the shout out! I’d love to someday be retweeted by a celeb…that would be fun! Are you following me on Twitter yet @Amy_GeauxGirlie.

THREE :: I love to read and watch the hair tutorials by Kate @ The Small Things Blog. She recently posted a tutorial on the wrapped bun. This week I gave it a shot and it didn’t turn out too bad.

FOUR :: Our vessel sinks arrived and I think they are going to work!

FIVE :: Summer hours! At my office they have a summer hours program, where you work extra hours throughout the week and you can leave early on Friday! YEAH!

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Lovelies List – 6.1.2012

Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’m linking up with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. Here are my top five faves from this week.

ONE ::  It’s National Donut Day! So far I’ve not celebrated or indulged, but…Honey if you are reading this, I’d be okay if you came by the office and dropped off a donut for me to enjoy today. Perhaps one that is the size of my face will suffice.

TWO ::  Short work week = Friday comes one day sooner!

THREE :: Shopping with my FSIL (favorite sister-in-law) meant $72 spent on 3 dresses, 1 pair of pj pants and 1 pair of sunglasses. DEAL! She’s the best frugal shopping buddy any gal could ask for.

FOUR :: Until this week, I’ve not been a Twitter user. I’m just now getting my feet wet and I think I may like it. Follow me @Amy_GeauxGirlie.

FIVE :: This adorable mutt of mine. I mean she’s the cutest thing EVER!

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Lovelies List – 5.25.12

Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’m linking up with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. Here are my top five faves from this week.

ONE ::  I can’t get enough of this one…my new dresser, soon to be bathroom vanity. I know about I posted about this earlier in the week, but it truly is the highlight of my week!

TWO ::  Banana Cupcake Crowns with Honey Cinnamon Buttercream. I can’t stop eating them. YUM!

THREE :: We are almost done with the Beth Moore study of the Book of James. This week during one of the lessons, I was convicted when I read something Beth said and in summary it was that God can’t be pushed, shoved, moved, tugged or coaxed to move on my terms. He has a plan for me that is infinitely greater than I could imagine. I needed to hear that this week.

FOUR :: I FINALLY finished my maxi dress, which means a blog post is in the works. Here’s a sample pic of the fabric.

FIVE :: The day before any holiday,  my office closes early! Happy early Memorial Day weekend to me!

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Birthday Bonanza

Happy Friday the 13th and a VERY Happy Birthday to my INCREDIBLE honey and LOVELY sister! How great is it that on the same day I get to celebrate two of the most important people in my life?! Thanks be to God! Here are a few things that I love about each of them and why they are so important to me.

My sister, Suzanne is …

1. The most amazing mother to my two adorable nieces and nephew!

2. An incredible sister and daughter! She always has time for me and offers some pretty great, sisterly advice.

3.Married to a great man! They compliment each other so well, build each other up and love each other with all their hearts. My sister’s devotion to her family and husband are something to be admired.

My honey is …

1. A faithful and unending in his love! As commanded in Ephesians 5:25, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”

2.  My best friend, whom I trust more than all others to keep my secrets, wipe my tears of joy and sorrow and he provides me with the security, safety and warmth in his arms.

3.  The most giving, patient and self-less person that I know. I am forever changed having him in my life. He makes me want to be a better person.

Happy Birthday you crazy old people kids! I love you both as big as the world!

Lovelies List – 3.16.12

Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’m linking up for High Five for Fridays with Lauren from From My Grey Desk.

 1. Family Time – My family is coming to town today! Mom, Dad, sister, bro-in-law, 2 nieces and nephew. I! Can’t! Wait!

 2. BAKE Birthday –  BAKE=Best Aunt Kathy Ever! Which is a perfect nickname because she loves to bake. It’s BAKE’s birthday celebration this weekend.  Hence why my family is in town. I can’t wait to spend the day tomorrow celebrating BAKE!

 3. Bloglovin– This week I signed up for Bloglovin. I’m lovin’ that all my daily reads are in one spot. Follow my blog with Bloglovin!

 4.  T-Minus 6 Days – I freaking can’t wait until next week.  We are going to visit my best friend, her hubby and new baby in Houston!

 5. Dinner with Dad   My dad’s travel schedule brought him to NoVa this week and I was able to enjoy an improptu dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant. We enjoyed Swirl Margaritas and dinner on the patio. So nice to catch up and spend quality time with my daddy.