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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Girl's Night!

Well I was going to give you the 2nd half post of my fabulous weekend at the lake last week, but then I had a FABULOUS girl's night last night!
I can't wait to show you the pics of us being ridiculous! :)

Our Theme: Old Hollywood Glam Showgirls
The Movie: Gentleman Prefer Blondes
Location: My house
Scene Setup: A crazy group of girls that love to dress up, and make everything a theme!


 I made Sparkling Nuvo Cosmos for all the girls! They are always a hit! 
(Sparkling Nuvo, Gran Marnier, & a splash of lime!)
We can't watch Marilyn without getting all dolled up...
 We wrote Marilyn quotes on mirrors with kisses to add to the theme!
 Check out all these beautiful dolled up ladies!


  (We had a moment of childhood fun hitting balloons in the air!)
 Teaching my chicas how to "booty tooch"! 
(If you watch America's Next Top Model you would know what I am talking about!)

We had so much fun!  There is never a dull moment with these girls!
 Ummm...we are ever so classy....!
The Three Amigas!

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peak into my girl's night! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wonderful Weekend Getaway ~ Part 1

This past weekend my husband and I were able to get away with a couple of friends. 
It was a much needed vacation...although we did not do much relaxing!  I will explain why later.

Our little weekend trip started in San Antonio with margaritas on the Riverwalk!

We then proceeded to a friends house were we had a FANTASTIC homemade dinner!
Come morning we scurried up to Canyon Lake, TX where we rented a boat for the afternoon!
It was such a blast! Tubing, skiing, wipeouts, sunburns, etc!
Here are some photos of our afternoon.

Canyon Lake Marina

Here we are ready for a day full of water fun!

Look at the water in this lake!!

My crazy husband is like a little kid in water! It is the only time I ever catch his true smile!

And it was his first time water skiing!  He did really well.

 Take a look at those muscles!  :)   I'm a little partial!

 Ok...he is not going to be happy I am showing you all this one, but I had too...!  Hehehe

My friend Beth El was a natural at water skiing!

 Soaking up some sun on the boat!

 Haha....there was nothing funnier than watching my husband bob around on that tube!

 This is our exhausted/dead look after being on the boat all afternoon!  Beautiful, huh?  :)

 More photos to follow tomorrow!

~ Elle

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Rain Rain Go Away

Rain, rain go away...come again another day!
It has been raining non-stop in Houston for over a week now. And when I say rain I mean torrential downpours!  There for I've decided to make 
my pinterested word of the week!
Quite fitting considering I haven't seen the sun for more than 30 minutes for days now!
Here are my top 10 favorite pics on Pinterest that come up for Rain!

1. This is a great scene, and a funny movie!

 2. This is such a great quote...
Sometimes we need a few tough times to see the beauty in what we have.

3. Well I do love sunshine, and find joy in it. 
But I do have to admit I have never danced in the rain either...maybe I should give it a try!

 4. Obviously they are finding pure happiness dancing in the rain!

5. Does anyone else love the sound of rain or is it just me? 
I love to sit out on my patio and just listen to it. That is what I did today!

6.  I can't really explain why, but I love this photo. The colors of the water, the feeling of a peaceful calm mixed with rain drops and a little darkness...something that just grabs me.

7. Now this is the kind of porch I really want to be sitting on while enjoying the rain! 
The view is wonderful!

 8. Why do I never look this cute while walking to my car in the rain??

9. This pic is so cute!  This little guy reminds me of my little toad friends in my back garden!  After the rain I hear them chirping away!  I hope they are able to find shelter to stay dry under too!

 10. Despite all these beautiful pictures,  I still yearn for the sun after the storm....

I hope you see the sunshine at the end of every storm in life!
~ Elle

Friday, July 6, 2012

Elie Saab: Paris Fall 2012

How does Elie Saab do it every time?  I am in love with these gowns!  They are all so stunning and elegant that it was hard to pick just a few to share with you!




I love the feminine elegant vibe of an old era these dresses give.
I get so tired of the bold crazy mismatch prints in the store right now. These gowns are like a breath of fresh air!

~ Elle