Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! And such...

Hi y'all!

I have some exciting things to tell! Well, they're exciting to me anyway.

This morning, Clay gave me the coolest V-Day gift ever. And it's perfect cause we are both nerds. I, like many others, am IN LOVE with the Hunger Games series. If you've read it, you can look at the gift and immediately know what the relation of my gift to the series is. If you haven't read it.. well... you really need to because it's amazing. And then you would totally get my gift.
Hunger Games necklace

I also went to Chick Fil A before work today to get a drink, and they gave me this beautiful carnation!

After work, Clay and I went to my apartment where I cooked him a meal.  He didn't know what it was until it came out of the oven! I made Chicken Rollatini with gnocchi. It was gooood. If you don't know what Chicken Rollatini is, I'd be happy to tell you! It's chicken breast and a combination of ricotta, mozzerella, and spinach all rolled together. It's coated in breadcrumbs, then topped with a yummy tomato sauce and melted mozzerella cheese. YUM!

For dessert, we went to the always delish Melting Pot. We got the Banana Foster chocolate to dip in. The Melting Pot never disappoints. And I have like three pictures of Clay and me because... I wanted my whole outfit shown hahah. And... a cute picture and a goofy one (on Clay's part at least).        

Now, we are ending the night doing homework. Reality is such a drag... but I'm escaping just a little longer to write this entry!

Okay, onto other exciting news. On Monday night, I finally found out who my big is! Correction: bigs. Yes, I was blessed with two! The lovely Cally and Elise are my big sisters, and they are fabulous. I'm so excited to be in this with them! Once I get the pics from one of them, I'll add them :)

AND GUESS WHAT ELSE, Y'ALL!!! Our formal is just a little over a month away, and it is at the amazing Nottoway Plantation!!!  I've never actually been, but I've fallen in love with the place just through pictures. Also, I have a reason to buy a new pretty dress. Yay!

Well, that about wraps up the excitement for the past few days.
Except, of course, that Clay and I leave for Disney/Universal/maybe Busch Gardens in JUST 3 DAYS!

Love you all!

P.S. You can click on each picture to make it bigger!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

Hey, y'all!

So, last Friday was my birthday. I didn't do anything super exciting, but I did have a great day!
My mom and Margaret came and met me in Baton Rouge for lunch and shopping. We ate at Bravo which is always delicious! I bought a dress but that was all... mainly because I had a gift card to Forever 21 and can't really spend much before Disney. I really enjoyed seeing both of them and it was fun!

That night, Clay and I drove into Slidell and had a late dinner at Copeland's with my parents. Of course, that was delicious too! And on top of that, Clay brought in a "Fresh Strawberry Cake" from Ambrosia bakery in Baton Rouge. IT. WAS. AWESOME. The icing had strawberries in it, and the cake itself was just so good. If you're ever in Baton Rouge, I'd suggest going to that bakery. Everything they have there is just fantastic.
I didn't really want to be in the picture...

As far as presents go, I asked my parents to pay for my Universal Studios ticket as my gift... and they are! That's such a big help. Clay got me this leather bag I fell in love with from Versona (new fave store), and painter's palette charm for my Pandora bracelet, and the TOMS I wanted! My first pair were worn to holes and my second pair was destroyed by Elwood. I was SO happy with everything! He always gets the best gifts.
Painter's Palette
The charm!

Bag and TOMS from Clay!

A few family members gave me money... which is amazing! I really needed some more for my trip :)

Earlier this week, I took a little stroll to see Mike the Tiger. I'm going to do this more often. Why not take advantage of having a pet tiger?! He's pretty lazy during the day. He usually sleeps in the same corner, like he was doing today. He's more active at night, so I'll have to drag my roommate with me to go see him one night!

Sleepy pants.

Monday, I had my Chapter meeting. All the pledges got surprise gifts from our "Bigs," but we don't know who they are yet! I got this cute little bulletin board and lamb pillow-pet (the lamb is our symbol). I'm anxious to know who my Big is! I have to wait until next Monday to find out.

Early in January, I won a prize pack from the awesome company Nylabone that contains $200 worth of their products for Elwood. I've been waiting for a few weeks for them to come in and, alas, they have arrived! Elwood is an insanely intense chewer, and they are one of few brands that makes toys durable enough for him (so they aren't cheap either...). We got 8 toys, two large boxes of Nutri-Dent treats, and a smaller bag of treats. That may not seem like a lot for $200, but Nylabone's prices have to be a little high for how durable they are.  Winning this was definitely a blessing. Look, he's so happy!

And, last but not least, I sold another Star Wars painting! This person only wanted Yoda... and I'm cool with that because I don't really have the time or energy at the moment to do all six. Yay, sales!