Monday, July 26

You know those weekends that seem to last forever? No? Well, we had one of those weekends.
(Ty is studying for boards, so it probably isn't accurate of me to use "we" in the above sentence.)
No plans, no big projects, no rushing--just relaxation. I was bored and it was fabulous.

Ty and I have been paying for the lowest cable plan possible for the last two years, but have been receiving a better package. That ended a couple of weeks ago and I'm refusing to pay $60 more a month. Yes, I'm being cheap, but in order to be able to put any money into savings on our med school budget I'm refusing to pay for tv channels. :) Instead, we signed up for Netflix.

Things that made my weekend wonderful:

I have become obsessed with this show and can't wait for my next disc to arrive in the mail.
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We started watching The Tudors, because it is an instant watch through the internet. Ty & I don't agree on too many shows, but this is one we both enjoy.
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I'm loving the fruit and veggie stand by our house.
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Essie Turquoise & Caicos on my nails
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Bought something new for my office: Okie Grown
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Wednesday, July 21

I want, I want

Have you all seen these gorgeous books from penguin?
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Emma discovered them at anthropologie and blogged about them. I instantly fell in love.
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In March, we were visiting Ty's grandparents and us girls went shopping (Ty's mom, gma and I). We were at a furniture store and they had these old editions of Reader's Digest books. The covers were so pretty and had fun preppy designs on them. The store had them displayed, but they weren't for sale. :( Ty's grandma had several at home and gave me a couple. Yay!
I found a couple of pictures online to give you an example.
There are a lot of covers out there prettier than these pictured.
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The penguin books remind me of the Reader's Digest books. Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)

Little Women is one of my all time favorite books. I read this so many times as a young girl.
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I went to Amazon and they are of course a better price on there than Anthro. (Speaking of Anthropologie, I sure wish the store here would hurry up and open!) I pre-ordered Little Women and I can't wait to get it!!

Don't you just want them all??
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I love the Emma, Sense & Sensibility and the Great Expectations covers.
Actually, I love them all!

Tuesday, July 20

florals, florals, and more florals

I always debate about putting my recent blog designs on this blog. I post them on my design blog, but I want people in my life to see what I have done recently and I know they aren't checking my design blog. I guess I could always print a picture out and mail it to my parents so they could put it on the fridge. You know, that may not be a bad idea. :)

This summer has been all about flowers.

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As always, you can click on the picture to take you to the live site.

Monday, July 19

weekend recap

My weekend started off on the right foot by hosting these fabulous ladies at my house.
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It was my first time to meet Katie, Jessica, and Katie (not pictured, because she had to leave early). It was long overdue for Megan, Emily and Megan and I to get together. We all had such a great time catching up and getting to know each other. These are some amazing ladies.

On Saturday, my little sister and I went to the farmer's market. We went early in the morning before it got too terribly hot. (Although, I think it was 90 when we were there.) We sampled a lot of food, including some yummy salsa that I am kicking myself for not buying. Oh well, there is always next weekend.

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I couldn't resist these blueberries for the turquoise container and overall prettiness.

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Friday, July 16

under the sea

While we loved the amazing pool we didn't spend all of our time there. We did get in the ocean.
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We tried out the hoby cats. Once by ourselves and once with a guide.
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The kayaks were a lot more enjoyable than I thought they would be. It was really nice to float in the middle of the ocean.
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This picture proves I didn't make Ty do all the work. I did paddle some. :)
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Our favorite thing was our snorkeling trip.
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Our snorkeling guide
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We swam into a school of fish that looked similar to this little guy. It was one of the most amazing things. We were completely surrounded by fish.
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Ty was brave and swam without his life vest.
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We saw a lot of really pretty fish, but it was hard to snap pictures under the water.
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Our resort on the way back in. We made it back right before the rain.
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We still can't quite believe we had to come back to real life. We had the best time and could have stayed much longer than six days.

*several of you asked where I got the red print dress in the post below. I purchased it from lulus.com last year. They are selling it again this year. It can also be found at Alloy and it is on sale right now. I will warn you it is not the highest quality and its pretty thin, but I love it.

Thursday, July 15

vacation recap

We arrived at our resort around 6 in the evening. We were tired from traveling all day, but as soon as we walked into the resort they greeted us with water and champagne. On the way to our room we passed a table full of the best snacks ever. Who would have ever thought that a hot dog on a gourmet roll with tomatoes and mayo could be so delish??

The resort always had an evening activity planned. Our first night it was a fire show. It started off slow with cirque du soleil type dancers and then came the fire and break dancers. It was a fantastic show and the best part--it was free!
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We had a great view of the ocean at every meal we ate.
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We took a walk on the beach every morning. It was so peaceful out there.
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Mornings are my favorite time on the beach.
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We spent the rest of the morning hanging out at the pool either reading or floating in the pool.
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Great book, btw. It's really funny. Since we were at an adults only resort (you had to be 18 to stay there) there was no screaming or splashing. Everyone was in their own little worlds, but still very friendly.

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The resort had daily activities, one of them being rifle shooting, aka a bb gun. haha.
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Fourth of July celebration
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We spent an evening in Playa del Carmen.
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Our last night at the resort it was Casino Night. We had so much fun.
The resort had paper money and whatever you won at the end you were able to use at an auction later that evening. We played a lot of black jack.
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We wore a lot of sunblock and applied quite regularly, but I still got a sunburn. I alternated between spf 100 & 85. I know, I know, I was living on the edge.

Nursing my burnt legs. Only the front of them got red. I blame it on kayaking.
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Up next: pictures from our disposable waterproof camera. Get ready for some quality pictures.
And if you made it all the way through the post, I think I might have made Ty blush with my post yesterday. hee hee. He wanted me to make sure you all know that he did not pose for any of those pictures. I was a snap happy fool. :)
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