Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My thoughts on Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

I did NOT want to watch it. But it was on Hulu and I thought about it awhile then I figured that I would go ahead and just watch it. I am generally not one that enjoys watching shows where people lose massive amounts of weight in relatively short periods of time. Plus since I am going through my own weight loss experience I just don't want to see it. I don't know why but it just upsets me. Maybe it's because I am not losing 5-10 lbs a week and watching someone who does pisses me the heck off, but I freaking hate looking at it. Also, it's probably because I would rather stab myself in the eyes than work out and seeing that I am going to HAVE to do that pisses me off too. It also pisses me off to see fat people crying when they have a hard work out...but also I would be the first one bitching and sobbing and throwing up on the floor (what can I say, I am a box of contradictions)

That said, I quite liked Rachel, despite the whole "If you hadn't done this for me I would have HAD to have Lapband surgery" comment there at the beginning...uh no hooker, you would have been lucky since it's a blessing! But besides that I liked her and the end result is always fun to watch.

I LOVED that they had the family put on the extra weights and walk around in it! I don't think most people realize how HARD it is to even walk that mile. The goals were a bit hardcore, 80 lbs in 3 months would be toughie but hell if someone was giving me a trip to Greece there would be no problem folks.

So who wants to buy me a trip to Greece? Anyone? Anyone?

Come on! I'll lose 80 lbs for you!

No? Well okay...

The family support issue really resonated with me as all though my family supports me, we are eating out and eating not so great things a lot. And yes, I am aware that I am the one putting those things in my mouth, but it makes it much more difficult when you are surrounded by unhealthy things.

OK so BACK TO WHAT I WAS POSTING ABOUT! I liked the three month goals, I liked the year long experience.

I liked the show. It was okay.

That's it.

Did you watch? What did you think?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Obsessed: Coral Print!

I am and have been truly addicted to anything with a coral print. It feels so summery and beachy and anything that can trigger the thoughts of relaxing by the ocean is welcomed.

Printed Corales Pillow - $78

Delman Flats - no longer available (boo!)

Coral Rug from Pottery Barn - $169-$849

Coral Print Frame Set - $250

Coral Jacquard 650 Gram Weight Towels - $7-$23

Coral Appetizer Plates - $25

Coral Print Microluxe Coastal Throw - $25

David Meister Strapless Coral Print Charmeuse Dress - $230

Pottery Barn Coral Duvet - No longer available, but several are on Ebay!

...and matching shower curtain!

Coral Chairs

Lilly Pulitzer Coral Dress - no longer available

Lilly Pulitzer Coral Print Beach Tote

Jamie's Senior Shoot

Another post I've been meaning to write for a long time! I LOVE senior shoots, they are so fun and capture a great time in people's lives. Jamie is my fellow Meredith Alum, graduating a year behind me. She just graduated with her BSW and we became close friends during school and she even had the same senior internship that I did! We both love old people! It was a super fun afternoon hanging out and trooping around downtown and Meredith. Anyways, I was super pumped to do her senior pictures...here are my favorites!












After we did some shooting downtown we returned to Meredith College for the rest of the afternoon!










Now these are my absolute FAVORITE...they turned out so beautiful and soft..





Congratulations Jamie...Love you!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blanket ID Tags

I read about these on Pretty Fluffy Blog and ordered them for both my dogs. Yes they are microchipped and have ID tags, but I literally have nightmares about losing my dogs so why the heck not. It's a pretty cool idea!

How it works:

Here's a simple way to ensure that your pet can be reunited with you as soon as possible.

1. Register your tag.

Enter your unique blanketID number to activate your membership.

2. Enter your details

Create an online record of your contact details together with photos and details of your pet. You can change and update this information as often as you choose.

3. If your pet gets lost…

Report your pet missing and blanketID.com automatically sends a broadcast email to local SPCA, animal hospitals, shelters, other local blanketID members. The email links to your online information so that everybody has 24/7 access to a full description and photos to help identify your lost pet.

4. If your pet is found…

At any time of day or night, the finder simply needs to enter the blanketID tag number at blanketID.com to gain immediate access to all of the information they need to care for and safely return your pet.

blanketID tags give your lost pet the best chance of being identified and reunited with you as fast as possible. Your blanketID tag is possibly the only tag you’ll ever need to buy – if you move or change your details, you can simply change them at blanketID.com. You will never need to change your tag.

The best part is the super cute colors!

This is Reese's color:

And Lucy's:

Check it out @ BlanketId.com

UPDATE: Somehow Lucy's tag was lost somewhere and I ordered a replacement which was $12. The company sent me an e-mail saying they were including an extra clip (usually$5) for Reese and Lucy. They also extended lucy's coverage an extra year..for FREE.

The customer service is amazing, they saved me at least $30!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dr. David Michael Modlin Jr.

I meant to post these pictures awhile ago but never got around to it. A couple weekends ago our family gathered to celebrate my cousin's graduation from the UNC School of Dentistry. We had a cookout, a lunch and then graduation. It was a great weekend!

Here are some of my favorite pics from the weekend: