August 26, 2015

Happy National Dog Day!

I'm not sure who declared today National Dog Day, but I never want to miss an opportunity to show off my main squish, Moose.


He still looks like a puppy to me, even though his once black face has long turned white.


I especially love when it's bath time version of Moose. He gets a mean case of crazy eyes but then once he's done he runs around the house and goes wild. 


Though I could do without the occasions where we (or..EH) has to break out the rubber gloves. That we could definitely skip!


Moose can be a little stereotypical - he barks at the doorbell, barks when my iPad dings, barks at strangers. But most of the time he's cuddled up like this.


Or on the back of the couch, which has a permanent indention in the cushion. 

He's the little fluffy light of my life and I'm so happy I'm his Human. I love hearing DH make up songs for him (Whose Bed Has the Moose Been Under and Fluff in the Wind are my favorites), love his midnight howling sessions where I can only figure he's dreaming of his wolf ancestors, and love coming home to this little squish face every day.

Happy National Dog Day to you and your fluffy ones!


August 11, 2015

Kiss The Girl Bridal Shower

It's officially wedding week for my best friend K! Here's a look back at the bridal shower we hosted for her!

Her Kiss the Girl Bridal shower was so much fun to participate in. 

K has always loved The Little Mermaid so it made perfect sense to style her shower after that. No clam bikini tops were involved!

Photo Courtesy of KB


These happy starfish treats were waiting for us by the front door. Almost too cute to eat!


Photo Courtesy of KB

The dining room table was filled with underwater themed snacks paired with more subtle underwater references. 


You can't tell in the pictures, but even the forks were reminiscent of dinglehoppers!

Photo Courtesy of KB


The starfish looked so happy to be at the party. 


Photo Courtesy of KB

Even Sebastian the Crab made an appearance..albeit in sandwich form.



But my favorite were the playful dolphins! Look how happy they are.

Photo Courtesy of KB


The cake matched her shower invitations and even had a graham cracker beach. 




After lunch it was time for gifts!


Pig decorated dinnerware is a must for any Razorback fan.





Then all too soon it was time to group hug and depart! Not without taking some group photos first.




Loves these girls and cannot wait to continue the celebrations this weekend with K!

August 10, 2015

Conquering Four Ball 2015

Every summer near the end of August and after several months of practice and outfit planning, we head down to EH's hometown for the Four Ball Golf Tournament. It's a great time - three full days and four nights of golf and debauchery. Last year I felt we barely survived. 

This year we came out much better, though we still had PLENTY of fun. 

Thursday night while the guys have a Casino night, the Ladies all gather and have heavy appetizers, drinks, and usually some form of dance party.


This year obviously involved tequila shots, which I am very grateful I only sipped before handing it off to whoever happened to be sitting next to me at the time. Terrible enabler!

Which meant Friday morning starts with Bloody Mary's and lots of carbs. The guys played in the morning so by late afternoon this is how we found them.



Which cracks me up because I actually took eerily similar pictures last year. But the heat and crazy humidity + I'm sure lots of beer will do this to the best of  'em!

After naps and showers, we cleaned up and got back to it!



Then it was off to the party! Friday night is always my favorite - nobody is worn out yet, the band is fun and everyone dances their little pants off.




Saturday is the big golf day. EH and S have a tradition of dressing up. This took weeks of planning, y'all.



It was so humid this day that EH's glasses kept fogging up - poor guy!





Saturday also means hanging out at the 13th hole and taunting the golfers. Immature? Absolutely. Hilarious tradition? Yes.

This was mid-day, at the day's peak the golf carts were wrapped around ten or so further to the right. Maybe even more than than if memory serves. 


Every year somebody brings something to try and completely distract the golfers - I'm going to let this picture paint the story. And for reference, last year a..similar item was attached to a fishing pole and strung up through the trees and conveniently dropped down at the right time.

Don't judge. 



Luckily for EH and S they came through once the majority of the crowd had parted ways. 


Saturday night is much more low-key and Sunday is another round of golf. By that time we're worn out and ready to go home and rest our livers. But we survived another year!