Monday, July 25, 2011


Lately I've been reading quite a bit. I blame it all on my ipad and how ridiculously easy it is to just buy books on there. I take the tiny thing with me where ever I go. I know there are pros and cons for having electronic books. For instance, with actual books, I like to have a book in my hands to feel and see just how far I've read and how much further I have to go. And then maybe one day I'd like to have those books to put on shelves or something. BUT for now, this is a very simple and convenient way for me to read, and who am I kidding, those books will eventually collect dust that I probably won't dust off anyways. Not to mention I'm saving trees :)
But here's a few of the books that I've read lately that I HIGHLY recommend: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. They just recently made a movie about this that you may have seen. I haven't seen it yet, but they always say the book is better than the movie right? Anyways, after this one, there is Something Blue that is very hard to put down. Then just because I got stuck on Emily Giffin, I read Baby Proof. All great books, and she has a few more out that I plan on buying on my ipad, but I decided to take a break from her and read The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This book is coming out in theaters in August I believe, and the trailer for this movie looks amazing. I hope it's half as good as the book is. For now that's all I got, but if anyone has some good books they'd like to share, please let me know what to read next!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

North Carolina Luau's

That's right, luau's aren't just for Hawaii. Well maybe the ACTUAL luau's with the hot Hawaiian men are for Hawaii, but North Carolina can still throw a pretty awesome luau, just ask the residents of Clapp's Mountaintop.
On Saturday, after a few weeks of planning, Debi Carlisle and I threw a luau party for the residents. And not to brag on ourselves but, I think we threw one heck of a party. They all got lei'd (with lei's of course!) when they came into the dining room and the food was complete with coconut chicken skewers, Hawaiian meatballs, ham and pineapple kabobs, and other snack foods. The residents felt like they were actually in Hawaii, oh and we even had little umbrellas for the punch! I actually have to give most of the credit to Debi, I just showed up and played along, but I had a good time as well! The Whelchel's, one of the residents daughter and son-in-law, whom I actually met for the first time in Hawaii (I blogged about them a few months back) came as well. The residents were told to dress for the beach, and most did, some even wore grass skirts! Here's a few pictures from Saturday.

Some of the decorations.
Aren't these cute!
Enjoying the nice weather on the patio. Believe it or not it was only 85 degrees. PERFECT weather!
Fully dressed in her grass skirt.

This was me at my first ever laua in 2007 (I can't believe I was able to find this picture by the way). I want you to take a second and check out the girl on the far left.... the one with the coconut bra. Now scroll down...

She's got NOTHING on Debi!
Debi if you happen to read this, please don't kill me.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Guys with Guitars

The other night I got invited to go hang out with a few friends at Uptown Charlie's in Asheboro. My friends had heard that the Chris Lane Band was going to be performing outside that night. I had never heard of them, but was down for a good time with some friends while enjoying some music. We had a blast, and I fell in love with the fellows playing. There were just two of them from the band, considering the stage they had to perform on could only hold two people. Anywho, I really enjoyed them, even the fact that they played old school backstreet boys that everyone sang along to. Check out the link to their website above if you want to. Their cd is on itunes and they have a new music video out too. Check it out below, but don't forget to turn off the music player at the bottom of the page.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Vegas Diva

I just wanted to share this with you guys real quick. Every time I see this photo, I get a good laugh. We went to Vegas a few weeks ago, and I'll try to find some time to elaborate more on that later, but for now just know we had a blast. One of our stops while we were in Vegas was the famous Las Vegas sign. A popular touristy attraction. So of course there were lots of people out there having their picture taken at the sign, naturally I wanted one too. Being with the men I was with, after someone had finished their picture, pops said to me, "Hurry on up there and I'll snap your picture." So off I went running. Well, so did this other female, who was close to my age or maybe older. While I'm mid-pose for my photo-shoot, she snidely comments "The line was back there!," to which told her "sorry" and just kept posing. A few more snide remarks were said to which I ignored. I hurried back to view the results of my shoot, only to find that pops had either cut off the sign in the picture, or that he had captured the stupid girl next to me in them. So I had to wait and go back. While waiting for the next person, I examined the area around the sign, only to find that there was no actual line. It was sort of every man for themselves, first come-first serve deals. After running back and getting a better shot, and then taking a photo of pops and his friend, we returned to the vehicle. Upon closer examining of my photos, this is what I found:
Just incase you can't see her clearly, here it is zoomed in... she's sticking her tongue out at me! hahaha
And finally without any interferences!

Monday, July 4, 2011

New Attractions

So I've been super busy here lately, or I guess you could just say away from a computer to do any blogging, but I've had A LOT going on! Traveling, working, graduations, etc. But I want to share with you guys real quick two of Asheboro's newest and (what I believe to be) awesome things.

Di'lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar
That's right. Asheboro has added a frozen yogurt bar and my is it yummy! Just in time for the hot weather too! The place is booming and I hope it continues to do well during the cooler months. You walk in, go through and pick out your flavor(s) and then add the toppings that you prefer. And let me tell you, there are ALL sorts of toppings; fresh fruits, cereal, gummy bears, chocolates, granola, literally EVERYTHING. Then you simply pay by the ounce and enjoy! Oh and I forgot to mention that everything they do is ECO-friendly, which is always a point booster in my book. It's located in the same shopping center as the Liberty Tax office, on Dixie Drive.
These are chocolate rocks. They look just like little pebbles, but are actually little tid bits of chocolate!
My overall product. A strawberry-macadamia white chocolate mix with strawberries, kiwi, graham cracker, and strawberry bits. YUMMY!

Wine Down
This idea is becoming very popular everywhere, and I was honestly shocked to find out that Asheboro was catching on to the trent. on to the trend. What it is, is simply a quick painting course. You pay a certain fee, bring your own wine, and you get to sit down and paint a picture. There's an instructor there kinda telling you basic shapes to paint and what-not, but basically you do it all yourself. It's neat to watch how everyones painting turns out the same, but at the same time, oh-sodifferent. It's a really fun atmosphere and I had a blast just throwing paint onto the canvas. It's located in downtown Asheboro at the Circa Gallery. $35 gets you the blank canvas, the paint, and all the fun and entertainment that comes with putting the paint on the canvas. Plus you get to keep your painting when you're finished. Mine is proudly being displayed in the Living Room at home.