Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Souper Salad?

Happy Hump Day! :)

Hope you've had a good week so far, it's been a long one in the Payne house......

Last night, Will and I had to go to Hobby Lobby (yes, had to) which is on the opposite side of Midland for us. I mentioned to Will that we had a new place to eat, Souper Salad! I remember going to one in Abilene with my mom.... so I convinced him that we had to go there for dinner. I must say, this one doesn't have as much as Abilene use to, but it is soooooooo much cleaner! :)

I had a small salad, 1 slice of pizza, 1 bread stick, and a baked potato. Will had the same as I did, except he had the Texas Chili and Potato Soup instead of a baked potato. We both really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, very calm and laid back. The price was okay, $21.00 for the both of us..... 

Do you ever just feel like getting out of the house for dinner?
We sure do! :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

My First Birchbox!

Yay for Saturday!

I know I've been on a blog spree lately, but I just can't help but blog about my first Birchbox!

I found out about Birchbox from Brittany, and just had to sign myself up!
If you're not familiar with Birchbox, you've got to check it out! You sign up, wait on a waiting list (which what seems like takes forever!), then finally get your first box! It's full of goodies, for $10 a month, that you can try before you buy!
What a great concept!

  1. boscia | B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++
    Powerhouse multitasker works as a primer, serum, foundation and SPF. The sheer formula adjusts to match your skin tone. - Full-size, $38
  2. twistband | Hair Tie
    Ponytail makeover with this colorful, snag-free elastic! - Set of 12, $18
  3. Color Club | Birchbox Custom Polish
    Color Club custom shade for Fall 2012 - Full-size, $8
  4. tili | Bag
    Super cute plastic bag perfectly sized for all your beauty essentials! - Pack of 9, $8.49
  5. Gift Card from Madewell!
  6. Juicy Couture | Viva la Juicy La Fleur
    Modern scent is a feminine blend of wild berries, mandarin, and waterlilly - Full-size, $70
  7. Sedu | Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment with Pure Argan Oil
    Get super shiny, super soft hair with this argan-infused serum, which also protects from heat styling and UV rays. Can be used on damp or dry hair. - Full-size, $16-$37
Have any of you used any of these items, or already a Birchbox subscriber? I'd love to hear your feedback! :)

Here's a small treat for my favorite photographer, Kit Womble (Photography).
Hope you like it, Kit!

Have a safe Saturday night!
Will and I are off to see Big and Rich....


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Photo shoot and more Christmas ornaments?!

Happy Thursday night y'all!

Hope you've had a great week. It's sure gone by quick in the Payne household... funny how Will's "off call" time goes by so much faster than when he is "on call"... :(

Not too long ago, Will, Cayley, Luna, and I had our annual photo session with the lovely Kit Womble (Photography). I just love Kit, she's so easy to work with and has a wonderful sense of humor! Can't wait for our next photo session :)
I just had to post a few of my favorites from our session... I won't bore you all too long, but I'm just dying to show these!

How cute are our children!?!

Thanks again Kit, I know I keep saying that but OH MY GOSH! :)

Tonight, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store (y'all might as well get use to seeing lots of Christmas posts from now on....the madness has started) one of the artists from Coton-Color Ornaments was doing a signing, which means I had to go! I could spend forever in there, thanks to Allison for keeping me in line and not buying anything more than what I went in for. (A first, indeed!)

Got these ornaments personalized, love it!

This one if my favorite..... For my best friend in the whole entire world, Layla Marie. Although I may spoil her kids with everything and anything they ask for, sorry Layla, you know you're my favorite when I get you something that's so near and dear to my heart. Love you Skray!

That's all for tonight, folks!
I've got 2 tired poodles waiting for me to take them to bed.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Christmas in September?

Is it too early to think about Christmas? 
Cause I've been thinking about it since July!

Although I buy most of my ornaments from Hobby Lobby when they're 40-50% off there's a store in Midland that has completely stolen my heart. If you're from the Midland-Odessa area, you probably already know what store I'm talking about......

This place has so much stuff, I could (and have) spend hours upon hours just looking at everything! They've got everything from Christmas to Halloween to Thanksgiving. Absolutely amazing decoration..... I saw a few that I just couldn't pass up and thought I'd share with y'all!

Sorry Ginger, I thought about your post while I was planning my Christmas decor.... since I already have Halloween and Thanksgiving planned out :)

Have you started thinking about the holidays, let alone Christmas?

Happy Monday!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

3 weeks past.... A week to go!

Hello :)

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.... The Payne famdam have been busy busy lately!
3 weekends ago (sheesh!), Will and I decided that we were going to redo our backyard.
We started off with a 3 hour trip to Lowes, which was so fun..... I know you can hear the excitement through my words. After finally buying half of the garden center and about a 1/4th of the lumber department, we were off to start our makeover! Will called a few friends (thanks again guys!) to come over and help while I went to the store to buy beer and snacks. 5 more trips to Lowes later, we were finally done!

We expanded out back patio by adding stepping stones, which gave us a place to put the grill. We also replaced and painted the patio posts, and built a small bar! I went to target and got some solar lights to place around the new stepping stones. Got a great deal on all of the lights, 50% off! One happy wife, for sure!

2 weekends ago, we threw a small party for Will! He turned 26, but the real reason to celebrate was the fact that this was his first birthday off from work in almost 4 years! So glad we got to celebrate it, finally! I cooked some ribs (thanks Stephen :) ) and pork tenderloins wrapped in bacon... sooo good that I didn't even get a chance to take pictures of them! Darn! But I did get the chance to snap a few pictures of my green beans wrapped in bacon. They're so easy to fix, and always a hit at get-togethers! All you do is take fresh, uncooked green beans, wrap them in bacon, smack em on the grill with foil underneath and bam! :) So easy and soooo good!
 I also ordered personalized koozies as "thanks for coming" gifts, figured they'd fit the occasion. Along with the koozies, I also made small Crown/Jack Daniels and Coke bags! Just a small something to grab on your way out, incase you weren't done drinking :)

This past weekend, Romi, Layla, and Jake came to visit us! I just love when they get to come, too bad Stephen couldn't make it.... although I don't think he would have had as much fun as we did.... Will's been on call this past week and hasn't been home all weekend! :(

Friday night, we took the kids to see Finding Nemo, 3D! I think Layla and I were more excited than the kids were! :) It was their first movie in a movie theater, as well as their first 3D movie! They did really good, I was surprised!

Saturday, we took the kids to Lubbock to do a little shopping for Romi's first year in school. I know we're a little late, but better late than never, right? We had such a good time in Lubbock, can't wait to go back! The only downfall was that not only was it a home game, but we later found out that it was also "Parent's Weekend"......... so of course everything was PACKED! We went to the mall, got tons of stuff for Romi and Jake, I just love spoiling them..... Sorry Layla! :)
After the mall, we took the kids to the Science Spectrum, and boy did they have a blast!

Sorry for such the long wait on an update, September has been crazy for the Payne family!
What are you doing to prepare for fall? It's coming soon, thank goodness. Will you be decorating for Halloween or going straight to pumpkins and turkeys?
Halloween is slowly making it's way into the Payne living room from the garage..... I'm sure Will is going to be thrilled when he gets home.

Going to have to end this post with my favorite picture of the weekend... enjoy!
(Sorry Stephen and Layla)
Happy Sunday, have a great week!


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