The Sunday Social, Week 116

Social Sunday

Hey y’all!

Today’s questions are a random mix of fun!

1. What are you most looking forward to about fall?
Neely’s wedding! There are only a few weeks left, and I can’t wait to be with her when she marries the love of her life! It’s going to be such a wonderful time, and I can’t wait!
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2. What is your favorite sports team?
I have a few :) I love the OU Sooners, Dallas Cowboys, and OKC Thunder!

3. If you could go back to college, is there one thing you would change?
I don’t think so. College was such a great time in my life that I don’t think there’s anything I would do differently. I had great classes, great teachers, and I made some great friends!
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4. What was your favorite class you ever took? HS or college.
My college major was child development, so I had a lot of fun classes! My favorite was called “play, curriculum, and program development”. Basically it was about how children learn through play. Over the course of the semester, we had to each create our own curriculum unit that was SO MUCH FUN. Also, every day our teacher read us a fun kids’ book, and one day we went outside and played games :)

5. Reach into your purse. What is the first thing you grab?
A pen. I have about 27 pens in the bottom of my purse. Haha!

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions

1. What is one thing you hate doing?
2. What is one thing you hate shopping for?
3. What is one thing you love doing?
4. What is one place you love going?
5. What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily?

Have a fabulous Sunday!

TVP Night with Chili’s at Home

*Thank you to Bellisio Foods for sponsoring this post and keeping my meals tasty and bold!*

Hey y’all!

One of the things I love most about working at The Vintage Pearl is the great friendship me and my coworkers have developed. Even though we work together all day long, we enjoy spending time together outside of work. These girls are awesome, and I love having them in my life! A few months ago, Ashton started hosting TVP girls’ nights at her house! We’ve watched movies, played games, and caught up on some fun TV shows!

For dinner, sometimes we order pizza, and sometimes we each just bring our own food. This week, I wanted to cook dinner for everyone so I picked up some Chili’s! Chili’s has created a new line of frozen meals you can cook at home! Chili’s At Home meals have the same bold flavor that Chili’s is known for, and we loved our meal!

Chili’s At Home can be found in major retailers like Walmart, Kroger, HEB, and many more. There are some great options, like Bacon Mac-n-Cheese, Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl, Cheesy Chicken Pasta Florentine, and Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo, the meal we chose!

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I wasn’t sure how much food one bag would make, so I grabbed two just to be safe. I’m not the greatest cook, so I was a little nervous to be cooking for a group!
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Here goes nothing!
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After about ten minutes, we were ready to go! We crossed our fingers and grabbed some plates!
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It was surprisingly really good! For me, frozen food normally has a little bit of a weird taste and texture, especially chicken, but this chicken was tender with lots of flavor. The sauce and peppers gave it a very bold, spicy taste that was really good!
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Cathy and Ashton liked it too!
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Overall, our Chili’s At Home meal was great! It cooked very quickly, which is great for people like us who get off work later in the evening and need a yummy, quick, at-home meal. The taste was bold and spicy, not bland like other frozen meals. It was definitely one of the best frozen meals I’ve ever eaten.

Have you tried a Chili’s At Home meal? Visit the Chili’s At Home site to see the other meal options and get a $1 off coupon. Which one would you try for a night with the girls?

The Sunday Social, Week 115

Social Sunday

Hey y’all!
I’m in Dallas this weekend for Neely’s bridal shower! We had a wonderful day celebrating their upcoming wedding! It was so much fun!
1. What is one item you wish you could splurge on right now?
I would really love another Louis Vuitton bag! I have a small one, but I would love a bigger bag. They are sooooo pretty!
2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?
It’s so rare that it happens that I would probably lay around my apartment watching Netflix. Keeping it real :)
3. What is the next place you are visiting outside of your current city?
Dallas in October for Neely’s wedding! It’s so soon!
4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?
I’m a clutterbug. I really don’t like cleaning. Like at all…
5. What is your favorite summer purchase?
I got a really cute kimono top from Hazel and Olive that I just LOVE! It’s hard not to wear it every day because I love it so much!
Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me
Next week’s questions
1. What are you most looking forward to about Fall?
2. What is your favorite sports team?
3. If you could go back to college is there one thing you would change?
4. What was your favorite class you ever took? HS or College

5. Reach into your purse what is the first thing you grab?

Have a great Sunday!

The Sunday Social, Week 114

Social Sunday

Hey y’all!

Today’s questions are all about tv, songs, and movies!

1. One show you would love to see on Netflix that isn’t there?
Boy Meets World for sure! For years I’ve wanted to go back and watch the whole thing over from the beginning, and binge-watching it on Netflix sounds like a perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday, doesn’t it?

2. One song you wish they would play more on the radio?
I actually don’t listen to the radio very often, but when I do, I never hear enough Garth Brooks music!

3. Your favorite song to sing loudly in the car?
Oh my goodness, there’s so many. Right now, it would definitely be “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, because I’m so fancy. You already know :)

4. What movie/tv show do you quote the most?
TV show: Grey’s Anatomy. No joke, I quote it almost every day. Movie: Mean Girls or Miss Congeniality.
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5. One silly thing you do daily
Oh dear, there’s so many :) I get a route 44 ice water from Sonic every single day. Yes, I could just get water out of the tap at home, but Sonic ice is basically one of the greatest things ever, and even if I’m not having a Dr. Pepper, I have to have the ice. It’s kind of a problem…

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions

1. What is one item you wish you could splurge on right now
2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?
3. What is the next place you are visiting outside of your current city?
4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?
5. What is your favorite summer purchase?
Have a great day!

Frozen in Summer

Hey y’all!

Friday night, my local Barnes and Noble store had a Frozen event! Ever since our little Princess Party a few weeks ago, I’ve wanted to take Little Girl out for a girls’ night, and this was the perfect event!

I picked her up from Joyce and took her to her house to get dressed. When I told her we were going to do something really fun, she asked, “Are we getting tattoos?” Um…not quite. :)
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She was so excited to wear her Elsa dress and have me put her hair in an Elsa braid!

We stopped for a quick dinner at McDonald’s, her choice.

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On our way there, she kept talking about what she would do or say when she saw Elsa and Anna (“I’ll probably cry.”), but I hadn’t heard if they were going to be there, so I tried to not get her hopes up too much. Thank goodness they were there!

When we got to the doors, there was a snocone truck giving away free snocones! She loved her strawberry one!

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We were sent to the kids section because Elsa and Anna were posing for pictures with the kids! When we turned the corner by them, I got down next to Little Girl and pointing at the girls said, “Do you see who that is?” Her eyes got huge and she said, “Anna.” She was in awe. As we got closer, I heard her softly say, “Elsa’s here too.” She was completely starstruck. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever!

We got in the Anna line first. When it was her turn, she froze, so I pushed her up to Anna.

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Anna was great with her, asking her questions about her name and her dress. Little Girl was so in awe that she didn’t know what to do. Anna finally turned her toward me so I could take a picture of them.

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So so cute!

After Anna was Elsa, her favorite. I could hear Elsa asking her questions, but I couldn’t hear her responses. I’m not sure if she was even able to form words because she was so starstruck. I could see her touching her braid, so I know she was trying to tell her about her braid, but she just couldn’t speak :)

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So much excitement. It was so much fun to see her like this!

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When she was finished, she walked back to me with this goofy grin on her face! She was so happy!

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OH MY GOODNESS WE JUST MET ELSA AND ANNA!

Next, we got her face painted and colored a picture of Elsa. We sat and read a couple of books while waiting for the event to start. When it was time, we all gathered in one section of the store for Elsa, Anna, and Olaf to read to us and lead a sing along!

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We sang “Let It Go” and “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman”. It was so cute to see so many little girls singing along to these fun songs!

What a fun night! I’m so happy I got to share it with my sweet Little Girl. After a really rough week, it was great to have some fun girl time. I sure do love her!

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Firmoo Glasses Review

*This product was sent to me to review, but all opinions are my own.*

Hey y’all!

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Firmoo and asked to review a pair of eyeglasses!

I’ve struggled with my eyesight for most of my life. I got contacts when I was in fourth or fifth grade because my eyes were so bad. Back then it wasn’t very cool to wear glasses, so I begged for contacts instead. Because I also suffer from seasonal allergies, sometimes my eyes are red and itchy, so I can’t wear my contacts. When I was in eighth grade, I got glasses to wear on days my eyes were too bad to wear the contacts. My prescription has changed several times since then, but I’ve never gotten new lenses.

I was really excited to try a pair of glasses from Firmoo! The website was easy to use, and I was able to upload a picture of myself so I could “try on” all of the different lenses. With a little help from Tessa, these are the lenses I chose!
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They’ve been a lot of fun! It took awhile for me to adjust to new frames and a stronger prescription, so I could only wear them for a couple of hours at a time. Now that my eyes have adjusted, I really enjoy wearing them!

IMG_3293Are you interested in trying some new glasses? Firmoo has a special First Pair Free Program where you can try a new pair of glasses for free! Check it out here!

*This product was sent to me to review, but all opinions are my own.*

The Sunday Social, Week 113

Social Sunday

Hey y’all!
Today’s questions are some fun either/or questions!
1. Gum or mints?
I’m more of a mint person. I like gum too, but mints are better :)
2. Tea or Coffee?
Neither. I’ll go with Dr. Pepper!
3. Fruits or Veggies?
Fruits for sure! Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes…so so good!
4. TV or Movies?
I like both a lot, but I definitely watch a lot more tv than movies. Now with Netflix and Hulu, I have a lot more options for tv!
5. Candles or Diffusers?
Candles! My momma has a candle business called Okie Scents, and I love burning her yummy candles!
Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!
Next week’s questions
1. One Show you would love to see on netflix that isn’t there
2. One song you wish they would play more on the radio
3. Your favorite song to sing loudly to in the car
4. What Movie/TV show do you quote the most?
5. One silly thing you do daily
Have a great Sunday!

The Sunday Social, Week 112

Social Sunday

Hey y’all!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’m in Austin with Neely and our friends Michele and Ally for Neely’s bachelorette weekend! We are having a fabulous girls weekend!

Today’s questions are all about 3s!

1. 3 favorite songs right now
“Somethin’ Bad” by Miranda Lambert featuring Carrie Underwood, “A Life That’s Good” by the cast of Nashville, and “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea

2. 3 favorite movies that remind you of summer
Three movies that I always love to watch in the summer are Mamma Mia, She’s All That, and A Walk to Remember! They are all so good, and I don’t know what it is about them, but I always feel the need to watch them during summer.

3. 3 favorite articles of clothing you own
My black yoga pants and basically everything I own from Hazel and Olive :)

4. 3 items on your wish list
A new iPhone (mine is close to death), a good pair of wedges, and…that’s really all I can think of!

5. 3 books you would recommend to someone
Redemption, A Time to Dance, and A Time to Embrace, all by Karen Kingsbury. They are all amazing books!

Your turn! Answer the question, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions

1. Gum or mints?
2. Tea or Coffee?
3. Fruits or Veggies?
4. TV or Movies?
5. Candles or Diffusers?
Have a wonderful weekend, y’all!

A Weekend with the Girls

Hey y’all!

I have a lot of things on my mind that I need to write about, but there just hasn’t been any time lately! I promise to get back to some regular blogging soon, but for now, I’m off to Austin with this girl…
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and this girl…
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and this girl…
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…for Neely’s bachelorette weekend!

We have a fun but relaxing weekend planned, and I can’t wait to have a few days away from Oklahoma with three of my favorite girls!

Have a great weekend, y’all!

The Sunday Social, Week 111

Social Sunday

Hey y’all!

Before I get started, I have to add something from last week. When we talked about important people in our lives, I left out a really special precious friend, and I just feel terrible about it! So Meghan, I love you and I miss you and I’m sorry!
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Today’s questions are a bunch of fun randoms :)

1. What is the most difficult thing you have been through?
When I was a kid, I was diagnosed with scoliosis, which is curvature of the spine. I wore a back brace at night for about a year, and when that didn’t work, I ended up having two spinal fusion surgeries. It was not a fun experience and I had to make some life changes, but it was the best thing for my health, so I worked through it. Aside from a few physical limitations, I’ve been able to live a pretty normal life!

2. What was your best birthday?
My family has always made sure my birthdays are special, so I don’t know that I can single one birthday out! A fun party I can remember from childhood was my 50′s party. We all wore poodle skirts, listened to 50′s music, and my cake was decorated to look like a record! It was lots of fun!

3. What has been your favorite thing you’ve done in your own city?
One of the things I love most about Oklahoma is how we come together to support each other during difficult times. Last year when the awful tornadoes ripped through Moore, Blake Shelton an Toby Keith each planned huge benefit concerts to support the families affected by the storms. I went to both of them, and in addition to hearing some great music, it was great to be able to come together as a community and a state to support each other. A close second-attending an OKC Thunder game during the NBA playoffs this year :)

4. What is your idea of the perfect date night?
Tough question :)

5. Have you ever been to a blogging conference? If so which one(s)? If not, do you want to?
I went to the last two Blissdoms and one Bloggy Boot Camp! Through all three conferences, I gained some great knowledge about blogging and life, and I made some amazing friends! If you’ve never been to a blog conference, I highly encourage you to try one!
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Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week’s questions

These are all about 3s!

1. 3 favorite songs right now
2. 3 favorite movies that remind you of summer
3. 3 favorite articles of clothing you own
4. 3 items on your wish list
5. 3 books you would recommend to someone

Have a great Sunday!