I'm headed to Charlotte, NC in November for a week! Have any of you been there before?? I would love to know any sweet spots or suggestions you may have on where to go and what to see. I am not from the east nor am I from the south--this will be a whole new experience! I will be renting a car so traveling out of state is definitely in the cards!
Every 70 seconds, someone will develop Alzheimer's.
I am determined to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
Currently more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and 78 million baby boomers are at risk – unless we find a way to change the course of the disease.
I want to do my part to fight this disease, but I need to ask for your support! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
On behalf of the millions of Americans who are living with this disease, thank you for supporting my efforts.
This fall, a nation is walking together to move us closer to a cure. Please help raise awareness and donate if you can.
In March of 2002, my friend's grandmother Jean died of complications due to Alzheimer's. I've seen first hand the devastating effects this disease has on a family. I walk in her memory.
Every little bit helps!
*More Information: What is Alzheimer's Disease?
A progressive and fatal brain disease. As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.
Do you remember me?! haha. I know, I know...if you didn't know any better you'd probably think I was abducted by aliens =) It's been *THAT* long. I'll admit it, I'm a terrible blogger (lately)!
I've been back since Tuesday and have been playing catch up ever since! Our trip was fabulous! BF and I had such a wonderful time! Relaxing, eating great food (I love trying out new restaurants), shopping, and playing at the beach!! Did I mention I'm having with drawls? So much so, that when we came home--I booked a flight out to LA! Yup, Bf and I are headed to Laguna Beach in 2 weeks! I can't wait! It's always nice to have something fun to look forward to =) We love staying in Laguna--its pretty close to being halfway between LA and San Diego, so we'll get to spend time in both cities! I've been frequenting weather.com and the weather has been perfect down there!! I hope it stays that way!
In other news....
One of my friends from college "E" is getting married this summer!! July 11th is the date she has picked for her special day!! (this seems to be such a popular date--2 other not.so.close friends' weddings are on this very same day). So Anyways..."E" has asked me to be one of her bridesmaids!! How exciting is that?! I'm so honored and it will be so much fun! Summer is the best time of year!
My dearest bloggers... I do have one request regarding this whole bridesmaid thing...I'd love to seek the opionion of your inner fashionista! Below is a picture of the dress "E" has chosen for her bridesmaids.
This is the exact dress--but the color will be watermelon. Its hard to see in the picture but there is a slight metalic beading detail across the chest.
Here is a good example of the color.
Though we will all be wearing the same dress, we have our own choice on shoes. The wedding will be outdoors so I'm really looking to go with flat. I'd consider a wedge but I'm on the tall side compared to the rest of the bridesmaids--I'd prefer to not stand out as the eight foot giant =) So if you have ANY suggestions on a flat shoe/sandal that you think would look great with this dress throw it my way! I'd appreciate it tons!! I'm thinking something silver? Maybe you have a better idea? Anything helps! And moderately priced as well. Can't wait to see your ideas!
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Oh. And if you have any favorite spots to go to in LA-Laguna-San Diego or anywhere in between, I'd be interested in that too =) We've been there once a year for the past 3 years so we have our own favorites--but would definitely welcome any suggestions! As far as tasty treats go, I can't wait to hit up Pinkberry, Sprinkles, and In and Out (not the classiest joint...but so good). Mmmm I can taste it already =)
Tomorrow bf and I are headed out of town to the BEACH!! We will be gone for 6 days! I just hope the weather holds up =) The weather this time of the year is always so iffy, I never know what to pack! I'm trying to keep it all in one suitcase--but it's looking like its turning into 2! Yup 2 for 6 days...I'm hopeless =)
Here is where we are going to stay:
And here is the beach:
A few other things we have planned are:
a.) A Lakers Game b.) A concert c.) Gooooood food! (ha. Is it weird that this is what I'm most excited about? Don't worry, the hotel provides a complimentary pass to the Country Club---we'll see if I can get motivated enough to go late night or early in the morning) d.) Last but not least...........Shopping!
I'm a Tar Heel born I'm a Tar Heel bred And when I die I'm a Tar Heel dead. So it's Rah, Rah, Car'lina-lina Rah, Rah, Car'lina-lina Rah, Rah, Car'lina-lina Rah! Rah! Rah!
Sorry Ladies but I needed to throw in some White and Blue amongst the White and Green posts I've seen today! People seem to either really love the tar heels or really hate them! I happen to love them and its for a reason more than just hopping on a bandwagon-- family ties.
Sorry Mich. St. there is just no way you can stop #5 or #50! The only thing you can do is hope it's not a blow out. Love my heels =)
A 20-something girl who's living life
in the pink lane! A travelholic,food
lover with a secret guilty pleasure:
reality tv-you know the ones!I love to shop, spend time with Mr. Romance and our cute (fur)baby Zoe. I also have a mild obsession with...you guessed it--all things PINK! Not necessarily in that order =)