Thursday, April 19, 2012

Meeting LC

Hi Loves,

This past Wednesday I went to my very first book signing. I don't know if y'all have been to a book signing or not but I wasn't really sure what to expect. In order to be part of the book signing you had to get a wristband for the event. Luckily I didn't work the morning of the event so I was able to get my friend Courtney and I wristband numbers 57 & 58. YAY, we were going to be in the beginning of the line. The book signing was at one of our local Barnes & Noble and it was for none other than....

Lauren Conrad!

She is currently on a book tour for her new book The Fame Game. I haven't read all her other books but I've read a couple of them and I really enjoy them.

Lauren first became a known name in 2004 through MTV's Laguna Beach. I was in college in a sorority house when Laguna came on and all us girls defanitely watched it. Ever since I've been pretty enamered by LC and her style. She just seems so down to earth. Her career sure has taken off since Laguna & The Hills with her Kohl's clothing line and her books. I think she's done quite well for herself and stayed grounded.

Now to the book signing itself.
Lauren was supposed to be there by 7 and I think she finally showed up at 730ish. They had everyone (800+) lined up by number and then we would just follow along. Courtney and I had some really nice girls in front of us that we were chatting with that made the time go by quickly.

By the time we got up to see Lauren I was ready. I had been trying to think of something to say all day long. What I said was something along the line of "how are you enjoying our lovely weather?" I was being sarcastic because in Oregon it's always raining as it was tonight. Lauren said something along the lines of when she got off the plane her hair became huge and then I said mine does the same thing. She said if you ever see her with her hair up in a bun it's usually because of it not cooperating and being huge. I said same here but I had my hair down that night and she said it was very pretty. I thanked her. She is just as pretty, if not prettier in person and so sweet, so to get a compliment from her is like amazing!

I had two books signed by her. One that I had before, her Style book and then her new book The Fame Game.

It was quite exciting to have a celebrity come to Oregon because that happens few & far between. I think I'll defanitely be watching out for some more book signings because it was a fun experience all together. My only complaint about the event is that we couldn't take pictures with Lauren or even while we were up at the table getting our books signed. So this is the only picture I could get to prove that I really did see her...
I would defanitely recommend that if you get the chance to go to a book signing with her that you should. It was a great experience.


Meal Planning

Hi Loves,

Does anyone out there in blog land meal plan? I've always heard of people doing it and seen people doing it so I thought I should try.

I got inspired via Pinterest to make a meal planning "white" board.

I just loved the idea of being able to see what the week had in store. Here is the one that I made...

I'm not satisfied with it yet but it was a start with the materials I had at the moment I wanted to make it.

The idea of planning meals always starts out good in my household but then things always get in the way. I think we only got to Monday on this past weeks meals before the nights got switched and too chaotic for all these meals. I'm going to keep trying to plan out the meals so that I won't waste food during the week. It also helps keeps money down by not eating out all the time.

Do you guys meal plan? If so, what are some of your tips and tricks? How do you plan? I just love seeing new ideas :)


Oh BTW...Trisha Yearwood has a new cooking show on the Food Network called Trisha's Southern Kitchen . I watched it this past weekend and it's fabulous. You should defanitely DVR it or watch and check it out.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Swimsuit Season is Fastly Approaching

Hi Loves,

So as most of you know swimsuit season is either here in some states or is coming up quickly for others. Being in Oregon, it's not swimsuit season yet but I am going to Cabo soon and that's defanitely swimsuits. What are you going to do to get ready this year?

Well if you don't know, I've got a great option for you. Introducting Tone It Up's 2nd Annual Bikini Series.

I know that I defanitely need some work this year. Now I am far from wearing a bikini, ha, a tankini is as close as I'll get but I'm looking forward to getting better into shape. Are you gonna join me in 8 weeks of fun? I hope so. If you decide to do the Bikini Series let me know, we can encourage each other through the process :)


Sunday, April 15, 2012


Hi Loves,

Sorry my blogging has been so off lately. It was the first week back to work after two weeks and two days of spring break. Needless to say it was a long week. The kids were all wound up in the beginning but overall it was a good transition week back into class for all of us.

On Friday it was actually nice weather for once so we told the kids if they had calm bodies and good behavior through out the day that we would go outside and play Kickball.
Source: via Nancy on Pinterest

I tell you they did so good that we got to go out and play. The kids had a blast. At one point I was playing the 3rd baseman as well as the line coach at 3rd base because we lost some of the kids to speech at one point during the game. Not only did the kids have fun all of us teachers had fun as well. It reminded me of my softball days and it was so fun. Afterwards we took a victory lap around the field to get out even some more energy for the rest of the day.

Every year our classroom and another classroom have a kickball tournament and then pizza party afterwards. We went into their classroom after playing and had a little fun competition talk. All the kids enjoyed it and are really excited for the tournament.

It brings me so much joy to see the kids get excited and having fun. I was also very pleased that they knew the reward for doing well during the day. Sometimes working with special needs kids can be trying but I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything right now.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Wishing Everyone a Very Happy Easter filled with lots of love!!!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Go visit Crystal

Hi Loves,
The fabulous Crystal is having a Clarisonic giveaway over on her blog. Go check out her amazing blog :)