Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Day of LOVE

February 14th, Valentine's Day, is upon us! This is hands down one of my FAVORITE holidays. Why most people hate it, I'll never know...Valentine's Day gives me a 24 hour excuse to eat as much chocolate as I want. :)

Since I love Valentine's Day so much, I figured I'd create a post with a few of my favorite, inexpensive Valentine's gifts.
(Mom, I hope you're paying attention.) :)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Yum.

Cupcakes. Yes, please!

Who doesn't love candles?

Victoria's Secret Gift Card. Perfect.

Pink, fuzzy slippers. Cute, comfortable, and PINK for Valentine's Day.

Can't forget chocolates! One of the MAIN benefits of Valentine's Day.

Now, if you're really looking to go ALL OUT for your Sweetheart on this special day of love, check out these next few items! :)

Michael Kors Grayson Jet Set Monogrammed Tote

Michael Kors Very Hollywood Eau De Parfum

Tory Burch Red Ballerina Flats

Betsey Johnson - Walford Shoes

Any my personal favorite, a customized ring from Pandora's Valentine's Day Collection.

Just remember, whatever it is you decide to get your
Sweetheart, Mom, Dad, Best Friend, etc.,
it's the thought the counts on this very special Day of Love. :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

NYC, I give you fair warning! Up there, in lights, I'll be!

The best part of my Christmas Break was my trip to New York City with my mom, my "sis" Jesse, and Mrs. Cindy. The four of us took New York by STORM and we had a blast! We stayed at the Edison Hotel, which is special to me since that is
where I stayed during rehearsals for Annie... many, many years ago. ;)

We did a LOT of shopping....

Saw a few shows...


And ate some more!

While we were in NYC, we celebrated my 21st Birthday! That was such a treat! We had dinner at the famous Italian restaurant, Carmine's. It was DELICIOUS! When it came time for dessert, we all wanted to taste the biggest dessert on the menu: The Titanic.

It. Was. HUGE!

After much sight-seeing, shopping, eating, laughing, and spending time together, we finally ended our trip by eating lunch (and dessert) at Serendipty 3.

Visiting NYC with my mom, and my "2nd Family" definitely goes on the top of my list of the best trips I've ever taken. I'm so blessed to have had the chance to visit favorite city in the world, and even MORE thankful that
I got to share the experience with three very special people in my life.

Happy Birthday, Casey!

So, I've been away for a few months...but I really want to start blogging again...and hopefully on a regular basis. :)

My best friend Casey Conrad turned 22 on January 28th! Whew! He's getting up there! ;)

We had originally planned to go to dinner on his actual birthday, but plans changed when he wasn't able to come home until really late that night. Instead, we went to dinner at The Rendezvous (which was a surprise to him) on Saturday night!

The Rendezvous was SO GOOD. I got a pulled-pork sandwich, and he got ribs and brisket! YUM!

Standing outside The Rendezvous. :)

When we got home, we hade some carrot cake (Casey's favorite) that I made.
Not to brag, but, it was delicious! :)

His birthday dinner was the BIG present. I also had a bag full of all of his favorite snacks & goodies ready to go for him to take back to Nashville! :)
I think he had a FUN weekend and a great birthday! I know I enjoyed it! ;)