Thursday, May 31, 2012

::Fun:: Let's Go HEAT!

Most of you know I am a die hard Miami Heat fan. Monday night we got tickets (row 19---ahhh!) to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics. Miami won and the game was so exciting. Worse part was driving home from Miami at 11pm, getting home at 2:30 in the morning and having to be at work at 8 the next day----miserable Tuesday but totally worth it!



These late night games are wearing me out. Watching the Spurs and Thunder now, probably won't stay up the whole time.

Any basketball fans out there?!?!

:-) Mere

...oh and GO HEAT!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

::Family:: All Grown Up!

I have quite a big family, which I love most of the time (hehe), and my youngest sibling graduated high school! I cannot believe he is all grown up---it baffles me that someone born in 1993 is old enough to be out of high school! Yikes---I'm getting old!!

We went to the ceremony last weekend then went to a sushi\hibachi restaurant afterwards. Here are some pictures from the day:
All of us kids!

Grant graduating!

My siblings and I with my mom

My siblings and I with my dad

Congrats Grant---we are so proud!

:-) Mere

Sunday, May 6, 2012

::Sun:: Beach and Boat Time

Last weekend we went boating and went to Cayo Costa with my hubs and sister. It was a beautiful day, mostly. My sister and I met my husband at the ramp who had been fishing in the morning with his dad. We decided to go and anchor at Cayo Costa. It's a really gorgeous island only accessible by boat and has a great gulf view.

We had a little lunch and were just relaxing...
(this is how you eat macaroni salad from Publix withou a spoon---just use the lid)

My sister got some cute pictures of the hubs and I in the water...

After a few hours, my hubs turned around and the sky behind us was so dark. We decided to start packing up the boat to try and beat the rain. The minute we picked up the chairs the rain started pouring down. We all three huddled under the umbrella and waited the rain out---it was pretty hilarious!

(we are all about being silly!)

Hope you are having a great weekend!

:-) Mere

Thursday, May 3, 2012

::Hair:: My First Attempt @ Chalking

 If you have been on Pinterest for any length of time, you have probably seen hair chalking. I was instantly intrigued and thought it was a perfect way to change things up a bit. I went to Jo-Ann's and bought these soft pastels. All you need is chalk, hairspray, rubber gloves, and a water bottle. You'll need the gloves if you don't want your fingers stained.

My hair was already curled when I did the chalking so I took a few strands and sprayed them with a water bottle to get them pretty wet. I twisted the hair and took the chalk, rubbing it all over my hair until I got the desired color saturation, I only did the ends as I like that look. When first applied, it looks darker than it will end up since the chalk is wet.

I took a blow dryer to it to get it mostly dry and then I lightly combed through it. Chalk went every where at this point, beware! Once it was semi-combed through, I curled it and sprayed it to keep the color from going on everything. I wasn't going out anywhere and I was just playing with this to see how it works. T colors came out so vibrant. I can't wait to try this for a night out!

Final look:

Have you guys tried it?? Good news---tomorrow is FRIDAY!

:-) Mere

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

::Fun:: Line Dancing

You read that correctly---Line Dancing! A new club/bar opened in town about 8 months ago and they play mostly Country Music, their focus is Line Dancing. I have been dying to go but haven't really had the chance so a couple weeks ago, we finally made it.

My sister and her friends go pretty regularly, so they were able to meet before we went to teach me a couple awesome dances. Everyone pretty much wears boots and shorts so of course I followed suit. Here are some pictures from the night.

This was such a good time that we are planning on going again soon. Any line dancers out there?? Trust me, it's way more fun than it sounds.

:-) Mere