Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween Everyone! I hope you all had a fun and spooktacular day! Today was pretty uneventful, but last night I celebrated the holiday with a group of friends who invited me to their 80's Murder Mystery Party. Unfortunately, Michael couldn't be a part of the mystery because he traveled this weekend to Georgia for a Samford football game. So, I went solo as my character "Jessica Bunny!" I played the part of an 80's washed up Hollywood writer who changed her name to Jessica Bunny because she wanted everyone to know she was the woman behind the famous femme fatale in Who Framed Ralph Bunny!

My character was a spoof of Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and everyone else's character had their own interpretation of a famous 80's icon. There was Spunky Brewster, Pauly Abdul, Fadonna, Debbie Gribson, Lindy Lauper, and Alligator Dundee. I love the 80's, so it was fun to see everyone dressed up!

In round 3, Spunky Brewster and myself were the only characters who guessed the murderer! Lindy Lauper, an animal rights activist and animal lover killed Alligator Dundee because he saw her eating a Magwai burger. None of us really figured out what a Magwai was, but we all assumed it was an animal and it was meat! It was pretty corny....but so were the 80's!

I had a lot of fun at my first Murder Mystery Party, and I hope all of you had your own fun this weekend! Here are some pictures from the party.

Me as Jessica Bunny with "Muffy" the Valley Girl and Debbie Gribson!

Alligator Dundee and Muffy, who are expecting their first little alligator in real life!

Me, Muffy, and her little lap dog!

Alligator Dundee was murdered with a rubiks cube!

Scarlett was bored with the whole thing!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Work! Work! Work!

It's a little sad that my 100th post is about work, but that seems to be my life right now. But just because I am working a lot, it doesn't mean I'm not having a lot of fun! Since joining The Summit Club as their Member Relations Director, this month has been my busiest ever. Before the month is over, I will have planned 7 events, from Kids' and Adult Cooking Classes, to a Pearl Shopping Extravaganza and our Charity Classic Tour of the World Wine Tasting! I am learning so much, and I am so grateful to be able to work with a few great people (you know who you are) who make the private club industry a little bit better in this tough economy. It can be pretty difficult to encourage men and women to pay extra money to come to events when everyone is hyper-aware of their spending these days, but I like a challenge! As if I wasn't working enough right now, I have decided to take on a new "fun job!" It all started when I went home in September and found myself looking through my mom's beautiful stoneware and home decor her friend Dee, a Celebrating Home designer, gave my mom when she moved into her new house. I had attended a "Tastefully Simple" food party with my friend Jennifer a few weeks before and left the party thinking, "I could totally sell this stuff better than that lady!" So seeing my mom's things and researching Celebrating Home to see that getting started as a designer was pretty much no risk, I decided to give it a try to make some extra money and to be able to buy beautiful stoneware and home decor at 30% off! I had my official grand opening party last Friday, and it was a lot of fun! I wasn't even nervous, and I had seven friends come to our house to support me! I got my first party out of the way, and I booked two more parties for November 6 & 7, so I hope my business will kick off next month! So I may be working a lot, but I am enjoying it all! Here is a picture of my first display at my Grand Opening Celebrating Home Party!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


10-10-10 The most perfect of perfect days was today, according to the calendar. Three 10's perfectly aligned, and it will never happen again! So what did we do on the most perfect day of our lives? We watched church online with coffee in hand, ate pancakes and sausage for brunch, cleaned out and organized the guest bedroom closet, folded four loads of laundry, vacuumed, went grocery shopping at Wal-Mart (ugh), watched Teenage Paparazzo, ate homemade red beans and rice, I went to my small group meeting while Michael cleaned up after dinner, walked Scarlett after small group, caught the last bit Brothers and Sisters, and gave Scarlett a bath before watching the 10 o'clock news and heading to bed, which I plan to do after I finish this post. What a perfect day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Orleans and Baton Rouge

This weekend, Michael and I and our good friends Eric and Jamie took a trip to New Orleans to celebrate Eric's birthday by going to the UT at LSU football game. Eric's family is from New Orleans, and he is a LSU fan, but this was his first time in Tiger Stadium. Michael and I had wanted to go to New Orleans when we saw the 2010 UT football schedule, so it was perfect to spend time with our friends and make a weekend out of it and celebrate Eric's birthday! We arrived on Thursday night, and stayed with Eric's awesome aunt and uncle who live is such a beautiful place right on the water. They were so great to us, and it is always nice to stay in a home rather than a hotel! They took great care of us. On Friday, we headed to the French Quarter and walked through the french market, ate our shrimp po boys, and walked down Bourbon Street of course. I actually think Bourbon Street is the lowlight of the beautiful french quarter. But what do you do...when in Rome I guess! We did stop in a bar to get a drink while on Bourbon Street, and Eric and Michael got girly hurricanes, and I ended up with a big beer I didn't come close to finishing. We just thought it was funny that I had the big beer and they had the fruity drinks! Saturday, we woke up at 6 am and headed to Baton Rouge to do some morning tailgating. It was a beautiful day, and a great day for football! I was disappointed that we didn't get to see Mike the Tiger though, but the excitement was all about the game. This was the craziest game I have ever seen in my life. I'll spare you the details, and if you are reading this, you probably already know them, but we should have won this game! 7 seconds until the end, both teams were confused due to some crazy coaching, and at the end, we all thought Tennessee won...but a flag had been thrown after the game was over. LSU was granted one more mercy play, and they made it to the end zone! The heart of every UT fan sank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted UT to win so badly, and I feel so bad for those boys who played their hearts out! They should be proud of themselves! Though we didn't pull a W, this was a great weekend in NOLA!

In front of St. Peter's Cathedral
Beniets at Cafe du Monde! Tailgating at LSU!
We hoped to see Mike, but he wasn't feeling social!
In front of Tiger Stadium
This was right after we though UT won! :(