Monday, September 27, 2010

Sugarland Concert

Last Thursday, my Mom and I went to the Sugarland concert at the Nationwide Arena.


Sugarland is one of my very favorite bands. I love all of their songs, and I always joke that almost all of them are theme songs to my life. Some of my favorites are:

-- Baby Girl -- when I moved away from home
-- Something More and It Happens -- when I am having a bad day, especially at work
-- Already Gone -- my first love
-- Settlin' -- my love life, career, really anything

The concert was a-maz-ing! The set was awesome and the two of them are just great performers. They sang for about 2 hours, which I think was a pretty good amount of time. I have heard of other artists only performing for an hour or so. We were in the 2nd to last row, but it was great because they had this big round screen in the middle of their set which allowed us to see them up close. Here are some of my pictures from the concert. They didn't turn out too bad considering we were so far away, and of course because it was pretty dark in there it's sometimes hard to get a good picture.








If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend going to see their show!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Show Us Your Life -- Master Bedrooms

This week over at Kelly's Korner's Show Us Your Life, we are sharing our Master Bedrooms.


This is the view walking into my bedroom, and this is pretty much where Abby hangs out for most of the day. I typically have a blanket that I put on the bed for her to lay on. It helps to keep the hair off of my bedspread and keeps me from having to wash it all the time. I typically end up replacing my bedspread about once a year, and this one I got at Target. I loved this purple color, and love the color combination of purple and green together. Also, as you can see, the little chest is Abby's little step up into the bed.


Here is another view of the bed, and yes Abby hasn't moved one bit!


This is my dresser and little sitting area. A lot of times I sit in this chair if I am talking on the phone, or sometimes to put my gym shoes on. Abby sometimes likes to sit in this chair and look out the window. I think it's kind of funny to see her sitting there, just hanging out.


This is a view of the door and the view into the little hallway that leads to the master bathroom. The little hallway has closets on either side of it. It kind of reminds me of the hallway closet Carrie had in SATC (although hers was much bigger!). Makes me feel like I am channeling her sometimes.

Stop by later this weekend for an update on my 30 Day Clothes Challenge. I am still going strong, so I'll be post this week's outfits soon!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tips Tuesday: Paint Toes (or Nails) & Save Lives

I am dedicating this Tips Tuesday to a very special cause. I have seen this on a couple of blogs last week (Life of Meg and Handbag Obsessed) and thought it was very important and pretty cool. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and to help raise awareness, paint your toes (or in my case your nails) teal.


I have had a lot of people comment on my nails last week, and every time they do so, I state I am doing this to bring awareness about ovarian cancer.

OPI Ski Teal We Drop

If you aren't sure about painting your nails teal, paint your toenails. My feet are in some serious need of TLC, so they are currently in hiding (or as I have been saying, rehab...ha!!).

But in all seriousness, ovarian cancer has historically been called the "silent killer" because the symptoms were not thought to develop until the chance of being cured was poor. Recent studies have proven this to be untrue, and the following are some symptoms likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer:

-- Bloating
-- Pelvic or abdominal pain
-- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
-- Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)

Women with ovarian cancer report that symptoms are persistent and represent a change from normal for their bodies. The frequency and/or number of such symptoms are key factors in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Several studies show that even early stage ovarian cancer can produce these symptoms.

Women who have these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks should see their doctor, preferably a gynecologist. Prompt medical evaluation may lead to detection at the earliest possible stage of the disease. Early stage diagnosis is associated with an improved prognosis.

Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of death among U.S. women, but if diagnosed early there is a 93% chance of survival rate.

Visit http://www.tealtoes.org/ for more information and to find even more resources about ovarian cancer.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

30 Day Clothes Challenge (Days 10 - 17)

The challenge continues! I got behind posting my results to the challenge, and didn't get around to posting last week, but it was a short week so that's ok.

Also, I broke the no shopping rule, but that is only because I am now taking on an additional role at my job, and am now required to wear "client clothes" (aka: dress clothes), 2 or 3 days a week. I have been wearing jeans to work for almost 6 years now, so I needed some dress pants. I am not sure if I will be able to accomplish this challenge now, but I sure am going to still try and give it a try. So far I think I have enough dress tops to get by, but we will see! Next week I'll debut my new "client clothes."

Last week (short week due to Labor Day Holiday):

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Day 10: Wednesday -- Top and vest from The Limited, jeans are Sevens, ring is Lia Sophia

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Shoes are Steve Madden

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Day 11: Thursday -- T-shirt and cardigan from Loft, necklace is Lia Sophia, jeans from The Limited

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Day 12: Friday -- Shirt and sweater from Loft, necklace from Lia Sophia, jeans from The Limited

 

Day 13: Monday -- T-shirt, cardigan and belt from Loft, jeans are Sevens, necklace is Lia Sophia


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Day 14: Tuesday -- Shirt and sweater from Loft, jeans from The Limited, necklace from Lia Sophia,
bracelet from Silpada


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Shoes are Steve Madden


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Day 15: Wednesday -- Shirt and jeans from The Limited, cardigan from Loft, neclace and earrings are Lia Sophia


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Shoes are Naughty Monkey (love the name of this brand!)


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Day 16: Thursday -- T-shirt and jeans from The Limited, blazer I got at Kohls, earrings (which you can't see) from Loft


Day 17: Friday -- Its all Loft except the necklace and earrings and they are Lia Sophia

You may notice a trend here: Loft, The Limited and Lia Sophia!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Show Us Your Life -- Living Rooms

I am so excited that Kelly's Korner's Show Us Your Life is back. I totally didn't realize this until today, or else I would have participated sooner. This week we are showing our living rooms. I posted pics of my living room a while back, but wanted to share what it looks like as of this very moment (well after a little bit of straightening up...ha!).

I live in an apartment, so it's pretty small compared to a lot of living rooms on here, but it is a pretty decent sized living room for apartments.

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This is the love seat, coffee table and entertainment center (which my boyfriend thinks is huge, but I love being able to display the things I love). Wish I had a slightly bigger tv, but I will someday! The lamps I got at Pier 1. I think they add a little modern to my traditional style with their silver curvy bases. Plus I loved the red lamp shades...which is why I bought them.


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This is the sofa, and a peak into the kitchen (which I assume will be another week). I got the pillows at Marshalls. They are down-filled pillows, and I got them both for $20 total! You can also see the beginnings of my photo collage on the wall. I just started that project this weekend. I am not sure what other photos I will include, but so far at the top are handprints of my niece and nephew, photos of my 2 nieces and 1 nephew, and then a pic of my boyfriend and I and a pic of my pup Abby.
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This is my fireplace wall. I just loving having a fireplace, but I have never used it! I just like decorating a mantal. The little mini-stove is an electric heater. I do use that a lot in the winter, but I am not sure how to build a fire, and my boyfriend and dad don't want me trying, so it just looks pretty!


This is a DVD cabinet that my Grandfather built for me when I had my first home. As you can see, it's pretty filled up! I love having pictures of my family around. The pic on the left is of me and my boyfriend and the one on the right is of my entire family (including Grandparents!). This was taken at my niece's baptism at the church. I am so grateful that we could all get together for a picture.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed my home. I haven't had a chance to decorate for Fall yet, so I'll have to post an update once I get around to that (hopefully before Fall is over!)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Road Trip: Hillbilly Hotdogs (From Diners, Drive-ins & Dives)

Over Labor Day weekend, my parents and I went to visit my Grandparents (my Mom's parents) in W.Va. Every year, since about 1999, we have passed this place called Hillbilly Hotdogs on Rt. 2 in W.Va. We always thought the place was a dump, and every year when we drove by, joked about how we would never eat at that place, and how could this place still be in business!

Abby and I in front of the Hillbilly Hotdogs sign

Well a few weeks ago, Hillbilly Hotdogs was featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives on the Food Network. I called my Mom and Dad and told them to make sure to watch, and we were all amazed that this place was so popular! There were people from FL and CA that had stopped by to visit, all because of the show!

Dad ordering us some hot dogs

Well of course my Dad and I decided we just had to stop on the way to visit the Grandparents. I don't think my Mom was all too excited, but she was a good sport. We each had a hot dog, and they were only about $1.59 each (a pretty good bargin for a place so famous!).

Their indoor dining is in the school bus (this cracked me up!)

They are very well known for their Homewrecker which is a huge hotdog that sells for $14.99. If you can eat the whole thing you get it for free.

Here's Guy on the show enjoying the Homewrecker.

Ok, I'll admit the hotdogs were pretty good, and they were a bargin at only $1.59 each! Not sure if we will make this a regular stop, but it was fun to see what that place was all about. And now we can say we have been to a dive featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives!

This is my second Food Network restaurant (Paula Deen's The Lady & Son's was my first), and I am hoping to visit even more in the future. My next stop is hopefully Neely's BBQ restaurant in Nashville, TN (now if only I can convience my boyfriend to go on another road trip!)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tips Tuesday: Good Foods/Bad Foods for Dogs


About a year and a half ago, my pup Abby got really sick. She became anemic and still to this day they are not sure why. After about 6 months of tests and being on prednisone, she was finally declared ok, but there was no official diagnosis of the cause. She was just deemed a “Medical Mystery.”

During this time, Abby was very hungry and gained about 10 pounds (on a 30 pound dog that is a lot!) and this was all due to the prednisone. I actually sat down with my vet and we went over nutrition and a plan to help her 1. feel less hungry during the treatment, and 2. be able to lose the weight after treatment.

During this time we reviewed “People Food” that was both healthy and not healthy for dogs. Believe it or not, there are actually some foods that are good for dogs, and help fill them up, but are very low in calories. I am not sure if you are aware, but some dog treats can range up to 200 calories per treat. That can add up if you are giving your dog a few treats a day. So sometimes it is best to supplement with other foods that are good for them, and fill them up.

Let’s start with the BAD foods first since those are the most important. Do not let your dog eat any of these. Even a few can cause risks, especially in smaller dogs. Especially call your vet if your dog has eaten these in abundance.

BAD FOODS for Dogs:

• Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. As little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog.

• Onions: Onions destroy red blood cells and can cause anemia.

• Chocolate: Chocolate can cause seizures, coma and death. Baker’s chocolate is the most dangerous. A dog can consume milk chocolate and appear to be fine because it is not as concentrated, but it is still dangerous.

• Coffee, Coffee grounds, tea and tea bags: Drinks/foods containing caffeine cause many of the same symptoms chocolate causes.

• Macadamia Nuts and Walnuts: Macadamia nuts can cause weakness, muscle tremor and paralysis. Limit all other nuts as they are not good for dogs in general, their high phosphorous content is said to possibly lead to bladder stones. Exception to this rule seems to be PEANUT BUTTER. However- always use Salt/Sugar free ORGANIC Peanut butter (sugar encourages cancer growth) free . Use only ORGANIC peanut butter as regular peanut butter has lots of toxins and is full of pesticides!

• Animal fat and fried foods: Excessive fat can cause pancreatitis.

• Bones: Cooked bones can splinter and damage a dog’s internal organs. Raw Bone should always be supervised as a piece can always break off and cause problems. Try frozen oxtails or frozen knuckle bones then take the bone away before the dog can swallow a final small piece whole. It's a good natural way to clean teeth too.

• Tomatoes: Tomatoes can cause tremors and heart arrhythmias. Tomato plants and the most toxic, but tomatoes themselves are also unsafe.

• Avocados: The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart.

• Nutmeg: Nutmeg can cause tremors, seizures and death.

• Apples, Cherries, Peaches PITS and similar fruit are great for your dog - HOWEVER, the seeds of these fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans. Unlike humans, dogs do not know to stop eating at the core/pit and easily ingest them. It can also become lodged in the intestines and kill the dog in 24 hours with no warning.

• Raw eggs: Raw eggs can cause salmonella poisoning in dogs. Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans and are not as likely to suffer from food poisoning, but it is still possible. BEST to use ORGANIC EGGS if you do raw. Scrambled lightly is best!

• Salt: Excessive salt intake can cause kidney problems.

• Mushrooms: Can be deadly- never let your pets chew on mushrooms found in your yard. Only safe "food" mushrooms are shitaki, maitake and reishi.

• Xylitol (Sugarless Gum): even a small amount can cause liver failure and death. This can be found in sugarless gums which can be very deadly if a small dog gets a hold of a pack of sugarless gum.

• Sugar and Corn Syrups. EVEN ORGANIC IS BAD! (this does not include Honey or Molasses though they should only be in small amounts and never for cancer dogs)

Like I mentioned above, there are some foods that can be GOOD for your Dog. Obviously check with your vet before changing up your pet’s diet, and make sure they don’t overindulge on any food (pet or human).

GOOD FOODS for Dogs:

• Meats: Meats should be boneless and it’s best if the skin is removed. Some people like a RAW diet. Some people rather cook. If you cook meat do not over cook. Keep it 'rare' so you don't kill the enzymes. ESPECIALLY FOR SICK animals. However all Fish and Pork must be well cooked. Also note - totally Raw and cooked diets should never be mixed at the same meal as they digest differently. Examples include: Skinless, boneless chicken breast, Skinless, boneless turkey breast.

• Fish: do not feed TUNA as high mercury content - be careful of small bones.

• Do not feed 'cold cuts'. They are high in salt and nitrates. Can lead to kidney and digestive problems.

• Vegetables: They are GREAT for your dog and they should have them! Dogs have shorter digestive tracts than humans and cannot digest most vegetables whole or in large chunks. It’s best to put them through a food processor before giving them to your dog- best veggies for your dog are:

• Carrots (for healthy dogs) (not for cancer dogs though as high in sugar)

• Green Beans

• Lettuce

• Yams

• Grains: Grains should not be given in large amounts or make up a large part of a dog’s diet, but these foods are generally safe in small amounts: Rice, Bread (not white breads or anything sugar or that converts to sugar) remember the simple rule feed no WHITE colored foods!

• Dairy products: Use caution with dairy products as they are high in fat and can cause pancreatitis, gas and diarrhea. Usually, nonfat plain yogurt is safe in small amounts as is cottage cheese in small amounts

When Abby was sick I gave her lots of raw carrots and green beans. They have lots of fiber, so they filled her up, and a ½ cup of green beans is only 20 calories. She also loves green peppers (although really Abby would eat anything if I let her.)

I also started putting nonfat plain yogurt in her bones (they are like Kongs), and then put them in the freezer. I always give Abby a bone with frozen yogurt in it before I leave the house. It gives her something to do, helps with her separation anxiety, and she loves them!! I used to put peanut butter in her bones, but that has a lot of extra calories and fat, which I am sure helped with her weight gain, and the vet suggested the nonfat plain yogurt.

To find out more:

Bad Food/Good Food
Dog Treat Calorie Counting

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cupcakes

There seems to be an obsession around the country with cupcakes, and I think I am totally getting on the bandwagon. I see postings online all the time showing people trying out different cupcake recipes, eating cupcakes on vacation, and just posting cute pictures. And now I am finding that this obsession is moving to tv and books.


I am totally in love with the show Cupcake Girls on WE Tv. It's on Saturday nights at 9 and 9:30 pm. It's about these 2 girls, who have been best friends for 20 years, and live in Canada, who have opened up a successful cupcake franchise. It follows their lives as they open up new stores, deal with how the economy is affecting their business, and so much more! Their business is called Cupcakes and they have a website as well if you want to find out more about their business.

Their stores are so cute and it totally makes me want to open my own cupcake store (or at the very least, eat a bunch of yummy cupcakes!)


A few weeks ago I also came across this book at Target.


Not only is it a cute chick lit story about a girl who opens a cupcake store after her fiancé calls off her wedding, but it also has a cupcake recipe after each chapter. Of course I had to buy it! I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but will be sure to share my review once I have. For now, this is the description from the back of the book:

In Ansley Waller’s world of Southern belles and gentlemen, getting a diamond ring isn’t just important—it’s the ultimate goal. So when her fiancĂ©, Parish, unceremoniously kicks her to the curb and cancels their upcoming wedding, Ansley is so ashamed that she decides to leave Dallas and make a fresh start. In a surprise move, she heads to New York City to live with her recently widowed grandmother, Vivian, whom she’s never met. In turn, Vivian gives Ansley a no-nonsense ultimatum: Rather than wallow in misery, either get a job or go home.

The Waller women have a tradition of baking their way out of sorrow. So Ansley mixes batch after batch of creative cupcakes—Black Bottom Heartache, Moving Blues Banana Caramel, Tres Leches Made Small. Before long, she’s opening up her own cupcake shop and even trying her hand at dating. But the ways of Manhattan’s eligible bachelors are altogether different from their Southern counterparts, and Ansley’s nearly fail-safe tactics fall flat. And worse, someone’s got a half-baked scheme to sabotage Ansley’s new life. It’ll take a cup of courage and a dash of Southern charm, plus a few secret ingredients, if Ansley hopes to pull off her recipe for success."

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Book Club: The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes (Chapters 50 - 71)

So this is the last week for the book The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes over at Book Beginnings and Bookends. I wasn’t sure about this book at first since I had never heard of this author, but I ended up loving the book. I actually finished the book last Monday night right after I posted my responses because I couldn’t wait to see how it ended. I don’t want to completely ruin the book, so I think I’ll just stick to answering the questions this week. Hopefully they won’t ruin the ending.



1. At the end we find out Tim was sending Cory money because he thought she could be his daughter since he was having an affair with Genevieve. Did you see this coming?

I totally didn’t see this coming. I figured he was just feeling guilty. I couldn’t believe he was having an affair with Genevieve, and then had the nerve to kidnap her. I am assuming he knew she was pregnant from the start and she was apparently angry at him after the comment she made to CeeCee about him being a womanizer. He probably broke her heart as well.

2. By the end of the story, what were your feelings about Eve? How had they changed since the beginning?

I did feel bad for her. I kept thinking there is no way this woman is going to survive jail. Yes it is horrible that she took Cory, and Cory’s real family has missed all these years of being with her, but at the same time, Eve totally turned around her life and she did raise Cory the best she could given the circumstances.

3. Were you happy with the way President Russell treated Cory?

No, it wouldn’t have been how I would have preferred he treated her, but I don’t think he really knew better. He is one of those fathers that believe spending money on their children will buy their love, and I am sure he did this to his other daughter as well. It really didn’t surprise me.

4. If you were in Cory's shoes and had just found out all of this about the woman who raised you and who you believed to be your mother, how would you react? Would you forgive?

Oh my, I can’t imagine how I would feel. I am sure I would react the same way. It would be hard to forgive, but at the same time, Eve did give Cory a pretty good life. Cory had completely mixed emotions, and I totally understand why. I am glad the book ended the way it did though. I think Cory did the right thing.

5. In your mind, how does this story end? Do they all live happily ever after? Does Cory go on having relationships with her old family and her new family?

I hope they all live happily ever after. I am not sure if the two families will end up getting along or spending any time together. I am sure that Cory’s birth family has some pretty strong feelings about the family that raised her. I do hope that Cory gets to know her birth family and that her birth father starts to learn that money isn’t going to buy her love.

6. How do you think Cory has changed throughout the story? Have your feelings about her changed?

I totally think Cory has grown up a lot throughout the story. I was especially happy to see how she treated Eve at the end of the story. I think that throughout the whole process, which had to be tough, she did the right thing by forgiving Eve. It took a lot to do that, and really showed how much she has grown through all of this. I was also super happy she dumped Ken. He was a total jackass!

And if you are interested in joining the book club over at Book Beginnings and Bookends, we will be starting a new book soon. Right now there is a poll going on and the choices for the next book are:

-- Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

-- Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan

-- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Earring Frame

I saw an idea similar to this a few months ago on The Martha Stewart Show and totally wanted to try it out. It's a cute way to display your earrings on just a frame with some wire.

I have seen it done a few different ways on different blogs, but here are step by step directions on how I made my earring frame.

You will first need a frame (I found an inexpensive one at Walmart for $3), some photo hanging wire, thumbtacks, a hammer and some strong black tape (I used Gorilla Tape).

Take the backing and glass off the frame. Measure out where you want your tacks to go. I started 1/2" from the top opening, and then 2.5 inches apart. Press your tacks into the back of the frame, but not all the way in.

Take your wire and cut it to be slightly longer than the width of the frame. I actually doubled up the wire, so I used 2 pieces and then twisted them together.


Take your wire and place it across the frame, and wind it around the tacks. Then hammer the tacks into the frame until they are flush with the back of the frame.


Cut off the excess wire, and then I used heavy black tape to cover up the tacks to make it look more finished, and for added security. I then added a hanger to the back of the frame so I could hang on the wall.

It's a great place to display your fun and funky earrings and they are easy to access!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tips Tuesday: Scarves Display/Storage

So I came across this cute tip the other day on a blog that I have recently started following and wanted to share. I thought it was totally appropriate with Fall coming. I have recently started to love wearing scarves. I have purchased a few of them over the last year, and I have been keeping them stuffed into a bottom drawer of my nightstand. Not a great way to see what I have, and I tend to forget about them stuffed in the drawer.


Amanda over at Kevin & Amanda suggested hanging them on a hanger. I think it not only is useful to keep them all from getting tangled up, but it allows you to see what you have at a quick glance. And it's cute!! I can either hang in my closet next to my tops, or I could even hang it up in my bedroom as decor.

Also, check out Amanda's blog as she has a cute tutorial on 5 ways to wear a scarf. I am totally going to try them all out! You may see some scarves coming in the next few weeks of my 30 day clothes challenge!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Book Club: The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes (Chapters 36 - 50)

This week for the Book Beginnings and Bookends book club, we were assigned chapters 36 – 50. We have only 1 week left, and I can’t wait to finish this book. All kinds of things are starting to happen, and it was hard to put the book down and wait for another week. Some of the highlights from these chapters are:



Cory went away to college, and she actually ended up going to the college back in NC where CeeCee/Eve met Tim, which I think is pretty ironic. At first Eve is freaked out that Cory is going away, but at the same time they have found that the Governor has recently taken the position as the President of the University that Eve and her husband Jack work at in VA, which is even more ironic. Eve feels that although she doesn’t want Cory to go away to college, it is safest for her to be in NC.

While away at college, Cory meets a guy named Ken, and begins spending less time with her family. We find out that Ken starts brainwashing Cory into thinking her mother is bad for her and is too controlling. Of course Cory believes him and her relationship with her mother begins to fall apart.

During this time, Genevieve’s body is found in the woods by the cabin. They start an investigation, and eventually charge Tim with kidnapping and the murder of not only Genevieve, but also her unborn baby, although they cannot find any evidence of the fetus, so as of right now they aren’t even sure if the baby is dead or alive, but they are assuming it is dead.

Eve has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and the stress of the investigation is really starting to wear on her body. You can tell she is totally freaked out, and is missing work in order to stay home and watch the investigation and the trial which are televised every day. Jack just thinks she is just obsessed like the rest of the town, but I just keep wondering when he is going to start putting things together and figuring out what is really going on.

To make things even crazier, Cory’s boyfriend Ken is the lead news reporter on the murder story, so he is completely involved in the whole investigation and trial. Why no one has started to see a resemblance between Cory and Vivian (the Governor’s other daughter, and Cory’s sister), is beyond me. In addition to all of this craziness, Cory finds out she is pregnant, and Eve has been trying to give her hints that she needs to be careful about hemorrhaging when giving birth since that is how Genevieve, her mother, died.

Things are getting so good, and next week we will find out how the story really ends. If you haven’t already picked up this book, make sure you do so. I’ll try not and ruin it for everyone, so I might just stick to the discussion questions next week in case anyone does decide to read this book. I highly recommend it!

1. Have your feelings about Tim changed throughout this last section of chapters?

My feelings about Tim haven’t changed too much. I feel a little bad he is getting charged with murder, which he didn’t do, but he did get himself and CeeCee/Eve involved in this and let it get this far, so what should he expect. It amazes me he hasn’t thrown CeeCee/Eve under the bus, especially since I believe he knows where she is since he (or someone) kept sending her money.

2. Do you agree with Cory and her behavior as an adult and her life with Ken? Is she justified in cutting her mother and father out of her life?

I think it was good for her to move away and conquer some of her fears on her own, but cutting her mother and father out of her life was not necessary. Especially now that she is pregnant, it is not fair to keep Grandparents from experiencing their first Grandchild as well as a Grandchild from knowing their Grandparents.

3. At what point do you think Cory decided to spend less time with her mother?

I think things began when Cory started asking questions about her father. I am sure that when Eve start dodging these questions, Cory started to lose trust in her mother. I think that she totally lost all trust in her mother when she met Ken. I believe that Ken helped to brainwash her into thinking her mother wasn’t good for her.

4. What do you think is Eve's biggest fear?

I think right now Eve’s biggest fear is losing Cory. If Cory finds out she did this, I am sure their relationship will completely fall apart. I think she is also in fear of going to jail and disappointing Jack and Dru, but I think losing Cory would hurt her the most.

5. When the story about Genevieve's body came out, what would you have done if you were Eve? Just sat back and watched things unfold? Come forward? Would you tell Jack?

I can’t understand why she won’t at least tell Jack. It has to be so hard to keep all of this to herself and not tell anyone. You can tell she is quickly falling apart over this. And why doesn’t Jack start to pick up that something is wrong?

6. Do you think Eve should tell Jack and confess? Why?

She definitely needs to tell Jack. She can’t keep this inside and he could possibly help her come forward and clean up this mess.

Friday, September 3, 2010

30 Day Clothes Challenge (Days 6 - 9)

So for week 2 of the 30 Day Clothes Challenge I only worked 4 days this week, so I only have 4 days worth of postings. I had planned that the challenge would be for work only, so this week and next week will be short since I took this Friday off, and then will be off next Monday for Labor Day and Tuesday as my last vacation day before my year starts over on my work anniversary.

This week still wasn't too bad. I have a feeling the last couple of weeks will start to get harder, but I am assuming the weather should be starting to cool off a little in the next couple of weeks, so maybe I can start transitioning into Fall clothes.

This week was HOT! We had some 90 degree days, but of course our office is always chilly and probably in the 60's because of the AC. I always have to wear layers to work.

Hope everyone has had a great week, and an even more fabulous holiday weekend. I am headed off to my Grandparents house in WVa, and I am very excited to see them.

 
Day 6: Monday -- Top and cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft
I also wore my Great Grandmother's peal neckace


Day 7: Tuesday -- Top and cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft
I wore my silver Tiffany's heart necklace I got for Christmas from my boyfriend last year
 
 
Day 8: Wednesday -- Top and shorts from The Limited
Necklace is Lia Sophia


I also wore these shoes which are by Kenneth Cole Reaction
I love them and feel they are very SJP from the first SATC movie
 
 
Day 9: Thursday -- OSU Buckeye shirt from Buckeye Corner
This was the first OSU game of the year, so of course I had to rock my Buckeye Gear!
 
The Buckeye shirt is probably the only thing that will not follow the rules. I will probably wear this again on the weekends, but probably not to work for a while. It's my challenge, so I can make up the rules right?!?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Go Bucks!

Today kick's-off college football season, and Ohio State will be playing The Marshall Thundering Herd tonight. My Grandpa is a huge Marshall fan, so it will be fun to discuss the game with him. I will be watching the game tonight with my boyfriend and we are planning on making some fun appetizers to enjoy while watching the game. Good luck to all other college football teams...and Go Bucks!