Thursday, June 25, 2009


FFW I miss you. You are the only person who gets why this picture is so funny... :)

Does anyone else have a best friend who lives far away? How do you cope with missing them?

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Is anyone else as excited as I am about the Nanette Lepore sale on Rue La La this morning?

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Looking for:
Stylish tote that is tougher than it looks. Must be uber-girly, with thoughtful detailing and reinforced handles. Bows, ruffles, interesting colors welcome. Canvas, mustard yellow, and vinyl need not apply.

Must be able to carry:
A planner, shop drawings, a notebook, blackberry, pens, business cards, possibly a laptop, an emergency can of Diet Coke my camera (to take pics of jobsites), and of course the obligatory 18 lipgloss tubes that always seem to end up in every bag I carry.



Oh, and does anyone have the number of a good chiropracter? I'm going to need it after schlepping around all that stuff.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Because It Feels Like A Monday...

fail owned pwned pictures
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Sleep Blogging.

If any of you had strange comments from me on your page this morning, I have a good excuse...

After dinner and 2 (or 3 :) glasses of wine last night, I decided to catch up on blogs while Newlywed Husband went to sleep. Apparently I was sleepy too, because Newlywed Husband woke up in the middle of the night because the light was still on and had to rescue the laptop from its precarious perch on my leg (Yes, I slept sitting up in bed for 1/2 the night - don't judge me).

Sigh. I'm ready to have my house back.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Monday!

Wow, it’s been a long time! Lots of things have been happening lately (re: impeding my ability to blog), so I figured it’s about time to catch ya’ll up on the events here at Adventures in Newlywed!

1. The new bloggy design/updates are still in process, due to the craziness of my life at the present time. If anyone knows of a great web designer who is VERY inexpensive, please let me know :)

2. Newlywed Husband’s sister, her two kids, and her boyfriend have been here for a week, and will be staying with us for another week. She and I have bonded over a shared obsession with Valentino and expensive perfume.

3. I started my new job and discovered that no one will ever be as cool as my last boss. He and I will work together again in the future, ya’ll can bet on that my friends!

4. Newlywed Husband worked an obscene amount of hours Monday – Saturday last week, and is possibly the most tired I have ever seen him. He turned down dinner in favor of going to bed Saturday night… and considering he has the metabolism of Speedy Gonzalez this is a little more than shocking!

5. FFW moved back to Missouri - sad:( , and since then, our three conversations have consisted of livestock updates (her) and biotching about being stressed out and needing to go shopping (me). Gosh, I miss her.

6. Newlywed Husband’s sister and I went out dancing the other night and although we were hit on multiple times, we discovered that apparently no one in Dallas has any game. (“Hello, my name is Ricardo, I am from Spain. Would you like the Spanish experience?” For real, someone said that to me.)

7. The new car has been christened Valentina, and I love her! (Thanks Jen, for the name suggestion, it’s perfect! I love you too, btw).

8. I need a vacation. How do I know this? Because the only music I’ve been listening to in the past 2 weeks is Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett. (Jamaica, anyone?)

9. That dude from Lady Antebellum is hot. Oh, and he sings pretty too. (This isn’t really an update, more of an observation).

10. I miss blogging! So I’m determined to fit it in, no matter how late I have to stay up!

Have a fab Monday and a super week!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Still Here!!!

Hi kids! I'm still alive... just super-duper busy! Be back soon (maybe this weekend?) with lots and lots of updates for you :)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pardon Our Mess... :)

I have this week off work before starting my new job (see here for details!), so I'm taking the time to do some MAJAH (thank you V. Becks for that fabulous word:) renovations to the blog.

I'll still be adding random posts throughout the week, but hope to have the whole thing done by Friday!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tres Chic!

  • Successful Career? Check!
  • Fabulously talented (and HOT) husband? Check!
  • Perfect figure + hair? Check!
  • Managing to look chicer than than any french woman WHILE in Paris? Check!

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Just Because It's The Weekend...

...and who doesn't like something to giggle about on a lazy Sunday afternoon?

Check ya'll later... I'm off to take a snooze :)
{images via flickr}

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Happy Saturday!

Hooray, it's the weekend! Do you have special plans? I'm going to try to get some errands done, and spend lots of time with Newlywed Husband... :)
{image via here}
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Friday, June 5, 2009


Dear Newlywed Wife,

Please do not think that shopping marathons at Northpark Mall {the mothership} qualify as true workouts that will keep you in shape.

I believed that you learned this today, when you attempted to rollerblade 5 miles.


Your legs & cardiovascular system.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wow. I'm a Total Mess.

I arrived home from work this afternoon with the best of intentions... to work out, to clean, to go to the grocery store...

But Forrest Gump was on HBO. And I've never seen it.

And I just spent the last 2 1/2 hours bawling my eyes out.

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Today is the Day!!!

It's baaaaaaaaaaaccccccccckkkkk!

Newlywed Husband has already been informed that we will be sitting in front of the t.v. promptly at 7:58pm this evening...and if he wants anything else from the kitchen he will have to get it himself :)

Is anyone else as excited about this as I am?

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm Pretty Much Convinced...

That Newlywed Husband and I need to move to Miami. I love hot weather, cuban food, bright colors, the beach, and getting a tan.

The airport kinda sucks, but hey - who cares when you're drinking a great mojito?


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Maybe Not.

Yesterday, Newlywed Husband decided to tell me that me and my friends are like the Golden Girls.... I think he meant Sex and the City, but whatever.

As I'm recounting this story to Future Farm Wife later, I remarked,"So if we're the Golden Girls, that means I'm probably the old mother (Sophie?), since she's a little loony. At least we have that in common. "

She lovingly replied without hesitation, "Nope, you'd for sure be Blanche.".

Ladies and gentlemen, there you have it. I have, for the first time in my life, been compared to an octogenarian gold digger serial dater.


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Epic Food Fail.

First things first: My father-in-law went through his surgery with flying colors, he is now safely home recuperating :) Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers, I am sure they made a huge difference in the ease and quickness of his surgery!

Now, back to business. Because of the craziness of the day, the food I consumed yesterday was rather *ahem* devoid of any nutritional value, I think.

Breakfast: The evil French Vanilla liquid chalk Slim Fast. Sadly, this was probably the healthiest thing I had all day. Although washing it down with a cup of coffee and 2 cans of Diet Coke may not have been uber-great.

Lunch: Eaten mid-afternoon at the hospital cafeteria (ew) 2 bites of a caesar salad that I swear had moldy croutons, and a few bites of lentil/veggie soup... until I found a piece of plastic floating in it. Chased down by a small bite of Newlywed Husband's red velvet cake and a diet Orange Crush (definitely the best part of the meal).

Snack: Glass of chardonnay upon arrival back to the house. Yes, wine counts as a snack.

Dinner: Was with my favorite girls ever :) Chips, salsa, queso, and ranch dressing. Oh, and later chased down by a malibu/diet coke.

Wonder why my stomach hurt this morning? Any thoughts?

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Really, Who Wouldn't Want a Pink Pencil Skirt?

I've been coveting this pink linen pencil skirt from J. Crew for weeks... and since I already own everything else in the set, maybe the first day at my new job is occasion enough to buy the skirt? Thoughts?


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Slim-Fast is Not a Meal. And Please Send Good Thoughts Our Way.

I'm typing this as I sit at my desk drinking a can of liquid chalk French Vanilla Slim Fast. As I have ranted before to long-suffering Newlywed Husband, drinking does not constitute a meal (unless it's wine, that has subbed for many a meal in the case of yours truly).

So why am I voluntarily drinking liquid chalk Slim Fast? Because Newlywed Husband dropped me off at work today, so I didn't stop to get anything for breakfast (and I'm not one of those 'skip breakfast kind of girls').

Why did he drop me off at work, you ask? Because Newlywed Husband's father is having some emergency (but fairly minor) surgery this afternoon, so we are both working until about 11:00, then NH will pick me up and we will go straight to the hospital.

Please be thinking about Newlywed Husband's dad this afternoon, and keep our family in your prayers!

If this post made no sense, I truly apologize, it's just that my body doesn't function as well when it is fueled by liquid chalk Slim Fast.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Funny Business...

Click here. I dare you.

Don't say I never made you laugh.

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A Question.

How did this poor girl get ALL of Bruce Willis' ugly genes and none of Demi Moore's (copious) pretty genes?

And will someone please call her a stylist, asap?!

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Any Picasa experts out there?

I've got some (a lot) of pics saved on my work laptop, and have synced all the albums to my Picasa account.

Will I lose the pictures once they are deleted off the work laptop, or will they stay in Picasa?

Thanks :)

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Don't Mind Me...

I'm just daydreaming about how I can come up with the funds to afford this outfit for my first day at the new job...


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