Sunday, March 06, 2011

10 Pounds Down, Housewives, Painted Piggies and King Cake

Hello, bloggies! Hope yall had a good weekend. I spent most of mine in bed sick. Such is the fabulous life of having 2 kids in Preschool. We're in the yuck phase. Random mild fevers, runny noses and the like. If this mimics our experience with Carter, we should be good in about 12 months. Lord, give me strength.

Speaking of strength, I've been beach walking like mad and it's paying off. 10 pounds baby! Feeling great.

This week's focus is expert advice. Who do I go to? I've enjoyed Jillian Michaels's videos, but don't know a thing about her show. I guess I don't have any healthy living idols. Maybe one day.

Next up? Housewives.

I don't typically watch it on time, but since Bravo airs the episodes nearly night and day, I can typically catch up. And, I have a few questions.

What in the gawdy Steinmart hell are these women wearing? This was an afternoon party. What happened to a cute sundress or even a simple white linen shirt and khaki skirt?

And, these two. Lawd have mercy. Is Lynne's husband on horse tranquilizers? How do they make it through the day? I'm shocked they haven't burned their own house down by now. Or misplaced a car. Or kid. Is she on the show this year? I wonder if she got lost during the shoot.

Moving on.

Got these cute pieces for our dining room. The black part is actually a chalk board, but I'm way too uptight to write on them. I do want a chalkboard somewhere, though. Working on a creative solution.

We're living at the beach right now. Walking, eating, playing, reading, etc. We do it all.

Matching pedicures. We're "sisters", remember?!

Fat Tuesday is in a couple of days. Holly + fam came over last week to have dinner and make our King Cake.

Love her.

Love her daughter, too. Doesn't it look like Ainsley is wearing spanx?! :)

The finished product. It was so tasty!

Lainey hid the tiny plastic baby somewhere in her room upon opening the box, so we improvised with one of Carter's latest obsessions, the Squishie. Jack got it! Look at our happy boy.

Ainsley! Quit drooling over the beer. All in good time, bebe.

We're going to enjoy a quiet week prepping for our upcoming visitors.

On the agenda:

*Finish garage re-do. Blake did most of it today. The house no longer looks like a used car parking lot. Our 3rd car is finally inside. Yay! Now, it's my turn to gather all of our summer gear and put it in one place. Rearrange shelves. Etc, etc.

*Work on a few bebe gifts.

*Clean out my closet.

*Sign Lainey up for Toddler Hoarders.

*Pick up Caroline at the aeropuerto!

Back to the Housewives. Did anyone hear Alexis throw out "What would Jesus do" when talking about mothering her kids? Then, something about two nannies.



Momma to the A's said...

You go Casey!! 10 pounds...that is kick ass!!

Don't get the Housewives shows here. It is only on the premium cable option. Not up for paying that hefty price to keep up with these nutty women! I totally agree with you with the afternoon party outfits. Geez!

Love the new dining room pictures! I would be too up tight too to allow writing on those beauties!

Love that you all are enjoying the beach so much. Just goes to show you all are in the right place!

Kim said...

Congrats on the 10 lbs! You look great! Enjoy some sunshine on the beach for me and I wil enjoy another blizzard on the plains for you. Actually if you can send some of that sunshineour way it would be great, I am ready for Spring!

Pam Bowers said...

Congrats on the 10 lbs. Way to go!

The Soladay Family said...

Holy shit, Casey! Ten pounds! That's great! Love the fork and spoon. Perfect spot too.

On the Housewives...not much has changed with those ladies. I still love watching the trainwreck. I was glad to see that what's her name finally dumped her loser husband. I did notice Alexis' WWJD comment. Speechless.

If the shoe FITZ said...

Okay..seems like last week you posted that you lost 3 pounds and now 10!!! awesome! way to go!

can't wait to watch OC. It's the first one I watched. Lynn and her their rockers!

Dee Stephens said...

Yay on the weight!! awesome! I watched Housewives all day yesterday catching up for the premiere.
I'm with you on the outfits. Crazy! Lynn and her hubby should both be ashamed.
Getting facelifts and can't even pay for your house. Ridiculous.
The bickering last night was too much for me.

Sara said...

I haven't watched the Housewives yet, but can't wait to catch up. Trey loves it when I deplete my brain cells watching crap TV like that. :)

10 lbs - that's GREAT!!! Way to go!

Love that y'all made a Kind Cake. And love the fork and spoon. Perfect.

Cate O'Malley said...

Congrats on the 10 pounds - that's awesome!!

Brittny said...

Oh those silly housewives!!! Do they know how ridiculous they look and sound and dress and look? I'm no fashionista, but seriously, if what they are wearing is in, than I'd rather be out. I don't usually follow this show, but if I am incredibly bored, have nothing else to do or watch then I'll turn it on for giggles and then you get sucked in and have to watch all of them. They have no idea how much better they make me feel. So, for that, I thank you Bravo for reminding me that I AM a good mom!! I may yell at my kids, but at least they can look at my face and tell I'm mad because it actually moves and shows. Congrats on losing your first 10 pounds and I hope you get to feeling better!!!!

Quinn, Allison, Rylee and Cailyn McNamara said...

Way to go Casey - you know you're doing something right when your weight lost hits the double digits (: Glad you're feeling better, too.
Never watched the housewives...probably a good thing because looks like that would be one train wreck I would never be able to pull my eyes away from!
We need to make a beach day plane soon...we went on Saturday and my girls kept asking where your kids were.
BTW, office decor is another thing that I place too much weight on when evaluating a doctor! (Dr. Mumford was awesome in that department too...sigh.)
And I think you know this and were joking about the Cindy Rylee comment, but just to be sure since I can't always accurately detect sarcasm on the computer...CindeRylee was just my apparent flop at trying to be clever for Rylee's Cinderella party. "Cindy" has never been a part of her name (:

starnes family said...

Not a flop! I'm making fun of myself b/c Carter "got" the play on words and I did not. :)

Mama Deb said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I need a little inspiring, so keep telling me how much you lost and maybe I'll get off my ass and do the same :)
And the sickness...we've all been sick for the better part of three months. These children are germ factories. Eww.
P.S. My word verification below is 'wdesses.' (uh, wideasses??) There is inspiration for weight loss everywhere!

Kelly Beatty said...

I'm so pissed I missed RHW of OC. I was out of town for a Baptism. I am currently in the USO in Houston listening to my husband "grunt" because he has aches and pains. No muy bueno.

Wait a minute! Why do you have 3 cars? 10lbs is AWESOME!!!!! Happy Mardi Gras!

starnes family said...

We have 3 cars b/c Blake has a company car, too.

jennykate77 said...

Those Housewives are CA-razy! And so entertaining.

Sorry you've been sick. Hope you're better ASAP.

I'm jealous of your beach living. I want to read, eat, sleep, walk, run, etc. on the beach.

Congrats on the 10 pounds!! That's awesome!

The Lenzers said...

#1...great job on the weight thing! #2...can B come work on my garage? We look like a bike shop. & much to say on the HW I will have to post about it

merrilee said...

Way to go, Casey....10 pounds is impressive! I love the picture of you and Lainey. Love that u called Lainey a hoarder---awesome! Real housewives of OC.....the original and the best. Don' t u dress like that now that you live in southern California?

The Rand's said...

10 lbs! Awesome!!

Love RH of OC!! My favorite!!

Can't wait to see y'all soon!!!

Impulsive Addict said... I don't watch the HOUSEWIVES craptastic show, I've never had a King Crap...or crab, and I didn't know you're supposed to hide a baby inside. I am such a loser.

Way to go on the 10 pounds. Is it ok to be jealous and hate you right now?

I'm glad I've been a faithful follower for a couple of years. You may be ready to get rid of me but you can't. It's in the blogger rulebook.

Allyson and Dave said...

I have yet to watch any of these houswives shows. I am going to have to check it out. I love the matching pedicures!

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