Friday, June 21, 2013

Sunnies and Accessories Link Up


1. My #1 summer must have is sunglasses! I don't have a picture of my sunglasses handy.  I have two pair because I always seem to lose one.  I buy the cheap sunglasses for the same reason.  I am partial to the ones with embellishments on the side because 95% of the time I wear them on top of my head like a headband.  My current ones are black and purple with rhinestones along the sides.  I also have a pair of brown ones with swirls and rhinestones on the side.  What can I say, I like a little bling!  My brown ones are very similar to these:
2. Fun nail polish.  I am currently rocking OPI Ladies and Megenta-men on my toes.  I'll spare you the picture of my feet.

3. Flip Flops are also a must have.  I usually buy flips flops that have some bling or are bright happy colors!

4. Light summery beachy scent.  I love Jennifer Aniston's perfume.  It smells wonderful and not over powering.  The scent doesn't last as long as I would like but it smells so good I don't mind re-spraying. 

5. My hair is long and is pulled up in a ponytail or bun a lot during the summer.  I live in Texas, it gets crazy hot here!  I use the Healthy Sexy Hair Aragon Oil to keep my hair smooth and healthy.  It also smells good too!  Seriously, how cute is that bottle?
6. On my days off I wear minimal makeup unless we are doing something special.  Loreal BB Cream is a lifesaver.  It makes my skin look super healthy and gives me a nice summer glow while evening out my skin tone.  I love this stuff so much that I got my mom, sister-in-law, and niece all hooked on it too!
7. Fun accessories in happy summer colors! Compass Trading Post has so many cute items and the prices are very reasonable.  The store is set up by color so if you need something to match a certain outfit it is super easy to find.  I love this necklace/earring set and may be heading there to bring it home. All for the low price of $9.99 for the set!

8. Baseball hats.  I wear baseball hats anytime of year and am lucky that my husband loves the way I look in them.  Here we are hanging out with Super Frog.  I am wearing my favorite TCU hat.  Purple plaid, what's not to love!

9. Sunscreen - I wear it year round.  This is one of my favorites.  It doesn't feel oily and leaves my face very soft.

10. Bright happy summer beach totes.  I love big bags for carrying things to the pool when I actually get to go.  I adore the colors in this one by Kate Spade and think it needs to come home to live with me!

So, what are your summer essentials??

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wedding Link Up


San Juan proposed September 9th, 2006, after we had been dating 6 years.  He popped the question at a TCU Football game with my family all around.  It was so awesome.  We were married December 1, 2007.  I loved wedding planning and am kinda sad that Pinterest was not around for it.  I can only imagine what my wedding board would have looked like!

We got married at the White Chapel Estate and Gardens in North Richland Hills, Texas.  It was beautiful and they were so easy to work with!! We had our reception there as well. 

Colors: Our colors were purple, black and silver.  Purple is my favorite color and my groom was sweet enough to let me incorporate it!  I also snuck in some Horned Frogs since I graduated from TCU.

Bridal Party:I had a wonderful bridal party.  My best f riend Kristi was my maid of honor.  We have been friends since 1st grade.  My bridesmaids were Jennifer (college roommate), Jennifer (friend since 6th grade), Keri (friend since 1st grade) and Molly (my niece).  I asked them to wear a black dress and black shoes but let them choose whatever style they wanted.  My girls are full of personality so one dress style would not have suited all of them.  I also had 3 flower girls because I had three nieces and I couldn't pick just one! 

 Some people carry bouquets, not us we carried flasks!  Just kidding.  We had bouquets for the wedding.  The flasks were for the reception!

I loved my location because it had a beautiful winding staircase.  I was so nervous that I would fall down the stairs.  I practiced those stairs at every appointment I had with my venue!  My wedding coordinator surprised me by adding greenery and lights.  Very pretty to look out but now I am even more nervous about making my way down the stairs as my handrail has been compromised.  I am now worried about falling down the stairs and taking the lights and greenery with me!  Apparently I let out a huge sigh of relief at the bottom of the stairs!  Can you see my relief?

So happy to see my groom.  Notice I am not crying.  I can not say the same for San Juan.  He showed the emotions for both of us!                          

Lighting of the Unity Candle.  This is where I realized my veil was still over my face.  Hmm veil -vs- fire.  Not a good combination.  Luckily no one caught fire! We may look all sweet and loving during the Unity Candle song.  Truth is, San Juan was so nervous or excited that he wouldn't quit talking.  I mean non stop jabbering.  I actually had to shush him!  He even apologized for talking so much but then continued talking!  I was trying not to bust out laughing.  He still laughs at the fact that I shushed him at the alter!

We did it!! We are officially married and this is where I earned 1 million cool wife points.  San Juan loves Superman!  I arranged with my coordinator to play the Superman theme song as we walked out of the chapel.  He was so surprised and happy! 

The cake.  White cake with buttercream icing.  Delicious! 
      The bridesmaids put their bouquets down to dance and one of my favorite pictures from the reception.  The whole night was full of laughter and fun!


First dance as husband and wife.  We chose Need I Say More by George Strait.  We wanted something unique and didn't want to share the song with every other couple getting married that year.  The man standing there watching us is actually the photographer. 

Our best friends wrote some sweet toasts and San Juan took a drink before he toasted with me.  You can actually see me saying "Hey!" and his look of "oops!"

Last Dance.  I did not cry all day... except for during this song.  I was sad to see the night end.  I was having so much fun and was surrounded by so many family and friends that I wanted to stay all night!

Ohh pretty bubbles! 


Honeymoon: We went to the El Dorado Royal in the Riviera Maya Mexico.  It was beautiful and we had a blast!  We lounged here most of the honeymoon!  It was so relaxing and beautiful.

What would you do different?: The only regret I have is that I didn't lose weight before the wedding.  Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing!  I loved every minute of the day!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekly Goals Link Party

Operation Skinny Jeans

It's that time again.  Time to link up with Jess at Operation Skinny Jeans for our weekly goals.  I was a slacker last week and didn't get around to posting goals so I will have to review my goals from two weeks ago.

1. Log my food for the week -  I did this including the day I went 2000 calories over my limit... yes that says 2000.  I owned and logged it though.  I have to say every calorie was delicious. 

2. Workout 3 days - I only managed to get in 2 days.  

3. Try a new recipe and blog about it - I didn't try a new recipe but rather cooked a recipe I hadn't made in awhile.  It was tasty and I will blog about it later this week.  

I think I will keep the same goals for this week.  These seem to be the three things I struggle with the most.  Tracking, cooking, and working out. 

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jake and Holly's Finish the Sentence Link Up


Unlike my sibling(s) (that I love very much)... I am a girl.  I have two older brothers and a younger step-brother.  Being the only girl has its advantages!  My husband appreciates my love of sports and ESPN.

My best friend says... we don't spend enough time together, and she is completely right!  We went to the zoo with her boys last week and we had a blast!  We also got to celebrate her husband's birthday so we were excited to get to see each other two times last week.  We both work shift work so finding bestie time is a challenge! 

People call me... Wendy or Wendymo

I most often dream... in my 9 minute snoozes.  They are very vivid and way out there but make perfect since when I am having them.

The best part of my day...  is anytime I get to be in my pajamas.  I am all about comfort!

I really don't understand... quantum physics

I get really annoyed... when people drive with their blinker on and never turn. 

There's nothing like a... a clean house and a completed to do list!

Lately, I can't get enough... Blue Bell Italian Cream Cake ice cream.  Seriously that stuff is the bomb.  It is worth the extra workouts you will have to do when you consume it. 

One thing I am NOT is... high maintenance.  I am a ball cap, pony tail, jeans and t-shirt kind of girl.  Lukcy for me my husband likes me in a ball cap.
I spent too much money on... trips to Target.  I super puffy heart that place!
I want to learn.... How to do a smokey eye without looking like a raccoon.  Yes, I look like this but not as cute.
 If I ever met Dolvett Quince in real life, I would...  actually go to the gym just so I could stare at him.
I can't stop... singing in my car.  I put on car concerts much to my husbands dismay.  I love to sing but was not blessed with a singing voice.

Never have I ever... been arrested. 

Reese Witherspoon... is a bad ass and is on my husbands "list"

Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekly Goals Link Up

Operation Skinny Jeans

I am linking up with Jess at I have already joined her 10 week challenge so some goals would be good:)

1. Log my food.  I am getting back into the habit of logging my meals and snacks before I actually eat them.  There have been a couple of oh crap moments where I waited until after I ate something to log it only to realize I was out of calories and should have backed away from the food! 

2. Work out 3 times this week.  I have only been doing Zumba on Wednesdays.  I need to step this up.  There are a couple of classes at my gym that look interesting but I haven't gotten brave enough to actually go yet.  If I don't get the courage to try a new class I will at least walk or do a workout video. 

3. Try a new recipe.  I have a ton of recipes pinned on Pinterest I guess it's about time I actually try one out.

Check back next Monday to see how I did, hopefully I will have a new recipe to post and a new workout to tell you about!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Pit and Peak Link Up


My husband was sick last week and now has a cough that he can't seem to get over.  I feel bad because it is keeping him up at night and driving him crazy.  He feels ok, just can't quit coughing. 

Joining the 10 week challenge hosted by Jess at Operation Skinny Jeans  I am feeling so motivated to drop some pounds! My best friend is also doing the challenge.  I love the extra support!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

25 Things about me..

Since I am trying to get the blog up and running I thought I would do a 25 things about me post.  I love to hear random facts about people so here ya go.....  

1. I have had the same cell phone number since college. I started college in 1994. :)  

2. I once cut my hair 13 inches because my boyfriend at the time told me I couldn't cut my hair. I am stubborn and don't like being told what to do!   

3. My favorite pizza is Mama's Pizza - sausage and mushroom please. mamas  

4. San Juan (my husband) surprised me by proposing at a TCU football game. It was the first time in my life that I was speechless.  

5. I love Friends and have seen every episode multiple times.   

6. I love white cake with butter cream frosting.  

7. My wedding dress was not in my top 3 dresses to choose from, it was a random dress I grabbed when trying to narrow down the top three and it blew the other 3 away.   

8. When all hell breaks loose at the PD the first thing I do is pull my hair into a ponytail, usually while answering 911. ( I am a Police/Fire/EMS 911 dispatcher)  

9. I have known my best friend for 30 years. Major points, she married my husband's best friend!
 me and Kristi  

10. I don't like artificially flavored orange things but love oranges.  

11. My favorite drink is a Crown and Coke  

12. I have had the nickname Wendymo since my freshman year of high school.  I even get mail from my college with the name on it.

13. I love sports, especially football.  My husband loves this about me.  He also likes that I watch ESPN with him.  I love the top plays and not top plays.  

14. A grocery cart once saved my life by taking the force of a stack of shelves that fell on me. Firefighters/Paramedics said if the cart wouldn't have been there I would have been crushed to death.  

15. I once did 167 cartwheels in a row in my living room.  My poor mom had to count for me. I was 9 years old.  I am not sure if I could do 1 cartwheel right now.  This a now a goal, to do a perfect cartwheel again.  I can still do the splits, but who wants to see a fat girl do the splits?  

16. I once was spanked with a wooden shoe by my mom on the side of the interstate on the way to a football game. (It's funny now!) That is one of the only times my mom has "lost it" Don't worry, my brother got it too.  We laugh so much about it now but my mom is still embarrassed by it.   

17. My favorite number is 17.  

18. I did my senior year Criminal Justice Internship at a men's Federal Prison.  

19. My favorite Mexican food is cheese enchiladas and my husband's are the best.  

20. When I was little my dad would warm my sheets with a hairdryer before I went to bed if it was super cold. (Yes I know I was spoiled).  My husband decided to buy me a heated mattress pad which is fabulous and so much better than an electric blanket.  I hate to have cold feet!  

21. I love nail polish and own a ton of it but rarely paint my nails.  I suck at it.   

22. I went through 5 majors in college before picking Criminal Justice.  

23. My first real job (besides babysitting) was serving ice cream at Braum's.  

24. I love sweet iced tea but can't stand any kind of hot tea.  It just doesn't taste like anything to me.  I keep trying it though in hopes that I will one day like it.

25. I work better under pressure. In college I read an assignment wrong and thought I had a 2 page paper due the next day but when I went back to look at it, it was in fact a 20 page paper. I did all the research and wrote the paper in one night. I received an A+ on it and was told it was one of the most well researched papers he had read. 95% of the paper was written at Old South Pancake House.