Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 4 and ASOS

Today's topic of the 

a habit that you wish you didn’t have

I am addicted to the snooze button. Seriously. I think I always have been since probably about age 4. I love to sleep, but I do not appreciate being woken up (even if it is by my iphone). I usually set the alarm for 15 minutes before I need to get up, but my "body clock" wakes me up 10 minutes before that. But why get up like a normal person? No. I need those extra 10 minutes. Duh. Unfortunately I have an insane ability to fall deep into sleep in 10 minutes making it ridiculously hard to wake up on time. Then I'm running late. Dry shampoo and a sock bun happens way too often. Maybe that'll be a new years resolution... I don't know if 20+ years of a habit can be broken... But it sure is a habit I wish I didn't have. 

Now... I pulled this post together, but apparently I'm behind in my blog reading, because one of my usual Tuesday Linkups (Loving Lately as seen here, here, and here) is no more. Well. No matter. This is my latest obsession. I've been doing some online hunting lately, and I am seriously obsessed with all things ASOS. Unfortunately their stuff doesn't fit me very well. For some reason it's cut for girls much taller than me... so I can't ever get the fit just right. No matter. A girl can still shop right? 

ASOS Obsessed

Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 3 and The Birthday Party

Happy Monday! Before I update y'all on my jam packed weekend let's get to know me better with day 3 of the....

a picture of you as a child

I know. I was so cool right? The hipster bangs. The sun glasses. The red boots. I mean. I couldn't be any cooler. 

There are some awesome ladies out there who are also doing the challenge, if you're participating will you please send me a link to your post and I'll make sure to give you a shout out!

Check out Emily and Sarah Elizabeth and Mree

Now, I wanted to thank you all again for your help last week. The party went well, and I think my minimalist decorations were a hit!

We did a full bar with some DIY signature cocktails. We had lots of fun making simple syrups and thinking of cute names for drinks! Then I made these, and omg y'all. they were SO good. 

We opted not to get a tree this year, but we hung up lots of lights in front of the window and it's so pretty. 

I also neglected to take a picture (I know-- blogger fail), but I made this super cute polka dot banner that we ran all over the house. It was SO easy and took maybe 30 minutes to put the whole thing together. I promise I'll post a picture tomorrow--- and take you through it. So fun.

Oh. Of course there were drinking games played. Beer Pong and Flip Cup at at 25 year old's Birthday Party is totally acceptable right?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Day 2

Okay, it's day two of the

the meaning behind your blog name

I'm so excited to finally talk about this, because I think there are a lot of people out there who don't "get" my blog's name. If you're not a political nerd you may not know what a blue dog is. According to their website...

"The Blue Dog Coalition was created in 1995 to represent the commonsense middle of the Democratic Party. Blue Dogs advocate for mainstream American values, a commitment to fiscal responsibility, and a strong national defense. 
The name “Blue Dog” originates from the long-time tradition of referring to a strong Democratic Party supporter as being a “Yellow Dog Democrat,” who would, “vote for a yellow dog if it was listed on the ballot as a Democrat.” Leading up to the 1994 election the founding members of the Blue Dogs felt that they had been “choked blue” by the extremes of both political parties." 

So essentially a "Blue Dog" is a moderate Democrat. Fiscally conservative, socially liberal is what I like to think.

The Belle portion comes from my desire to be a southern belle. Haha. Well, really I just wanted a name that would represent multiple aspects of my personality. You guys know this, but I'm a political junkie with an addiction to glitter and sparkles.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Day 1

Welcome to the inaugural day of the...

day 1 – recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

"Hi There!"
  1. I always sing along to the radio when I'm in the car. 
  2. I have a fear of cotton balls
  3. My eyes change color depending on what I'm wearing (they range from very light blue to deep green)
  4. I'm obsessed with everything on Bravo. 
  5. I cannot stand Kelly Clarkson.  
  6. I spent a summer in Tanzania teaching english to children affected by HIV/Aids. 
  7. I have four best friends. Three of whom I've known since before I was 12. 
  8. I am super picky about textures. Clothes, food, linens. Everything.
  9. I lived in Spain.
  10. I was a super competitive softball player. I played just about year round from age 12 to 18. 
  11. I have a unhealthy obsession with cilantro. 
  12. I probably watch CNN 60 hours a week. No lie. 
  13. I hate texting. I avoid it at all costs. Even more than that, I hate when people abbreviate their texts.  u no wat im sayin.  
  14. I am was once an N'SYNC super fan. Lance was my favorite.
  15. I'm not ashamed to say I have a serious crush on several elderly grey haired politicians. (If you really need to know: Joe Biden,  Chris Dodd, Max Baucus and Bill Clinton. 

and Happy Birthday to this girl!

Love you BW!

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