Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Memory Motivation... Disney

For my first Monday Memory Motivation, I am going to start with a memory from just last month. The diva and I journeyed to the Mouse’s House and we had such a great time. We attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It was a fun time just for us. No Kevin and no one else. Complete girl time. We ate garbage… (junk food) and got up early or late, depending on our mood. Stayed in the Parks till they ran us out and generally had a fabulous time.

As you all know, we certainly love that Mouse. It’s more than that though. It’s time away together from the everyday hustle and bustle of hectic life. Now you don’t need to go to Disney World to do that, you can recreate it anywhere that appeals to you. Some people enjoy camping (shudder), hiking (more shuddering), the beach (everyday life for us) or just sitting on their sofa at home. Everyone should find their own happiness to make their own memories.

So here are a few picture of our girls on trip to WDW.

The Diva and Minnie

Matching Judy Tanks


Something new…

Okay friends and fans I am going to try something new on the blog. Themes! You all know I love a theme! Themes are the best.

So far I have the following:
Monday Memory Motivation
Wednesday Weekend Recommendations
Friday Free For All

I will spread other thing throughout the week, but I think those three will be something that I can manage to keep up to date. 


Saturday, October 19, 2013

life has a funny way of getting in the way...

I have all these wonderful (at least to me) ideas or plans to update the blog and then BAM! Life smacks you right in the kisser and you run out of time. Or is that just me??

Well in the last little bit since I was last here so  much has transpired.

A trip to Decatur, Ga to the Decatur Book Festival completely threw me for a loop... FYI... if you are going to Decatur and your GPS routes you to Mooreland Ave, it's drunk. DO NOT LISTEN. I repeat do not listen. Find a new route, ask it to avoid ghetto... something. That is a scary place.
Posing for a picture... something I do well!

The Team! 
From there back to home and before I knew it, it was my birthday and we were celebrating.
My FAB Minnie cupcakes, Carley made. 

my sweet cake Kevin & Ali bought from Publix
The next thing I know, it's off to Southern Progress (Home of Southern Living, Coastal Living and Cooking Light) in Birmingham for A Showcase of Style by South Walton. More photos to come. :)

Sunday, August 18, 2013


So, we are sitting around the house watching it rain, just like every one else in northwest Florida and this commercial pops up.

It's Snoop Dogg or is he Snoop Lion now? I can't keep up with these things. But, anyway at the end when the wife walks in, he refers to her as BossLady. So guess what... this Princess has a new nickname around the house. Yep, it's BossLady. Kevin thinks he is hilarious calling me that. I think he is obnoxious. Then again, he does like to follow BossLady up with Fo-Shizzle. For the record Snoop Dogg, he is NOT.

So with a weekend filled with rain and no end in sight, these are the kind of things that take our mind off the lake we have surrounding the house. The diva suggested we get a drawbridge, a dragon and maybe a crocodile. I told her we might consider such.

Until next time, do your best to stay dry. I am going to continue the search for cute rain boots. At this point I just think they are a wise investment.

xoxoxoxo... Kel

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Here at the Carter Castle we have discovered the Marvel Universe. Over the last few weeks we have been glued to the wii and the DVD player watching Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk do some serious bad guy butt whipping.

We have a few observations...
The HULK is HOT!

Yes, even the Diva thinks they are waaaay cute.

Beyond that Black Widow totally has some wicked moves. The Diva would like to learn more about how she learned them. I told her she studied hard to become the kick butt weapon she is.

The Avengers was amazing and we loved it. Now we can not wait to see The Avenger II.

xoxoxoxo Kel

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sorry... about being away... :(

I am such a terrible blogger. I think of all these great things that would make interesting blog posts and then I never find the time to actually post them. Sad, huh? So, here I am again when I have been away for quite a while. So much has happened or not happened depending on how you look at things.

Work is well, work. If it was not work then we would call it something else. It’s not bad at all to be honest and getting better every day.

The Diva is well THE DIVA, she will never change. And, secretly that makes me happy. She may have her wild antics but I love her just the way she is.

Kevin is still Kevin. He still tells me I spend too much money on shoes and too long in the bathroom getting ready. Although he loves me just the way I am, so that counts for something.

Independence Day came and went. We had all these grand plans to play at the beach and watch fireworks. Well, Mother Nature is a (b)itch and she had other plans. About 20 inches of rain, so no beach for this royal family.

And now it’s the end of July and we are gearing up for August and back to school. Sunday we made our pilgrimage to Target and gave them their payment for school supplies. For the record school supplies are ridiculously expensive and they do not make half the stuff on the list in the quantities required. So either you buy way more than you need or you don’t buy enough.

I am still reeling with the fact that the Diva is starting her second year of Middle School. I can’t possibly be old enough to have a middle schooler. Seriously, not too long ago myself I was hanging out at Walton Middle School, trying to decide what boys were cute and whether I should tight roll my jeans. I am blocking out the big hair and the balloon suits with sam and libby flat bow shoes…  Terrible fashion of the early 90’s. Terrible.
I leave on Sunday for a conference in Tampa, so I am sure I will have a few new things to report. Until then… kiss kiss, hug hug. XOXOXOXO

Oh! I also cut all my hair off... in wild fit. Whatev- it's hair it grows back.
Shorter hair.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Digital Graffiti

Well it seems like the weekend just flew by. They (whoever they are …) always say “Time flies when you are having fun.” And, that it did.

Friday night was reserved for family. The Diva demanded we have pizza for dinner and I certainly was not going to argue with her. No cooking for me… umm WIN! However, I have discovered Angry Orchard Beer and much to the demise of my diet, I adore it. I mean, it’s basically adult apple juice. Apple juice, my friend is so good; apple juice containing alcohol even better. It does have a downside, though. In no time flat you have drank six. So not good for the waist line or the fact that I am so a light-weight, when it comes to drinking. If you see it and you are not the biggest beer fan, you should try it. I like the blue and the green. And, if you buy it and don’t care for it, it makes a great marinade for cooking a pork roast in the crock pot.

As I said in an earlier post, Saturday was Digital Graffiti time and we all know a good time is to be had while there.

Off and running the Diva was excited to stay for the 1st time with Uncle Ricky and Aunt Wendy. They are building a house and living in a small camper, so she said she was camping with all the necessities of MeMe’s house next door. But since Baby C was staying there as well she knew she would have a good time. I really wanted to have straight hair but the humidity level outside was “worse than hell” and torturing my hair into submission was not high on my list of things to do, so natural waves it was.

Kevin who stayed on my ass… I mean reminded me that we were to meet Jason (a total cutie who happens to be my cousin and a successful attorney… YO) at 4pm, managed to get me out of the house on time. Yes, this is one of the things I struggle with. Grabbing him, our next stop was Seaside, where we grabbed Baby C’s parents AKA Ches and Makenzie. It’s their 2 year anniversary and they wanted to have some dinner somewhere… We chose The Roof at 723 Whiskey Bravo. Dinner was so good. I ate entirely too much.
The View from The Roof at 723 Whiskey Bravo
Our seats, sweet!
Kevin's Dinner
My dinner
Finally making our way to Alys Beach, it was red carpet time. What Princess does not adore walking the red carpet?

Looking Good Carley!!
2 redheaded Kelli's ... scary huh. Yes we are both Princess'
Ches, Mak, Jason, Kelli, Kevin
Then off to the show. As usual it was fun. I love seeing all the different art shows on the white walls.

Red Palm Trees are all the rage, ya know. 
Then we got into the act... Shantelle Martin had an interactive display that was astonishing! Here we are being part of the art.

The boys watching us being silly! 
Stanley, Jason, Ches, Kevin
Finally we make our way to the pool and the VIP lounge. Cause every Princess belongs in VIP. 
Caliza Pool
Caliza Pool
Caliza Pool
And no party would be complete without a trip to the Facetime Photobooth... Although Kevin was a little concerned that I may party entirely to much when the Photobooth guy knows you by name. Yes, he does know me and yes he said "Hey Kelli, how's it going it's been a week since I saw you." What! This Princess is FAMOUS. LOL
The Princess and the Handsome Attorney
The Princess and her Prince
The best 2 dates any girl could have.
That's Cricket with the beer... Yes I said Cricket!
The gangs all here. 
All in all it was a pretty amazing night! Good friends, cold drinks, amazing art and fun times. XOXOXOXO