Wednesday, August 31, 2011

guest post: Courtney from Eric and Courtney.


Hello dolls! 

I'm soooooo excited to have one of my favorite bloggers, Courtney, 
taking over my blog today! She is so cute and one of the sweetest people I know! I absolutely love reading all about her love life. Oh lala ;)
Her blog is one of my favorite reads so please hop over and check it out! 

Without further ado, Courtney . . .

Beautiful Courtney and her husband Eric.

Hi there! I'm so excited to be taking over for Ashley's blog; while she's moving!

Let's be honest, I'd much rather be blogging than moving.... or am I the only one who 
hates moving? Haha :)


So the plan was to share some dating tips, but after reading; my story I'm thinking 
you won't want to take any advice from me. I'm going to share the first date that lead to 
the rest of my life, and you'll see that I did it all wrong...

Boy texts girl and asks her on a date.


Girl can't think of a good reason to say no, so she texts back telling him she has time
for dinner but MUST be home before it's dark so that she can go running.


Boy gets lost on his way to pick girl up, and girl calls him and teases him about it. 

Boy is a little flustered and embarrassed.


Boy asks girl if she wants Cafe Rio for dinner. Girl says no. Boy gets more flustered.


Boy asks girl what she'd like to do. Girl tells him he better figure this out since he's the
 one that wanted to go out.


Boy asks girl if she'd like to go eat at Olive Garden. Girl says no.


Flustered boy runs a red light. Girl tells him that she is scared for her life because
 his driving sucks.


Boy exclaims that he's too busy focusing on her.... and freaks girl out.


Boy asks if she'd like to get chinese take out and go eat at a park. 

Girls says yes. Boy is relieved.

Once boy and girl have food in their bellies, they end up talking for hours past dark.


10 months later.... girl who never wanted to go out with boy in the first place, and boy 
who thought girl was the biggest snob on earth, were married and will spend eternity
 with each other.

The dating advice I would've shared goes something like this: If you're going to lie, 
don't get caught. I was definitely not planning on running after dinner, that was just
my "out" to end the lame date. Talking hours past dark kinda blew my cover. 
He knew exactly what kind of excuse that was :)

Don't under mind your date. Let him feel like a man, he needs that confidence for a first date.
Teasing him for getting lost, and telling him his driving sucks was not the smartest thing 
I've ever done.


If you're date chooses a delicious restaurant for dinner, there is no need to turn him down
Honestly, who says no to Cafe Rio?? What a pain I was!

Save the attitude and sass that we (ladies) all have for later dates. 
I have nothing to say about this except.. I failed again.


See what I mean? I did it all wrong. 

Luckily, it all worked out for me in the end :) 
Eric and I have been married for over 3 years, and can't wait to see what our future holds!


If you'd like to read more about us, come visit the http://barbieandkenbrinkerhoff.blogspot.com/">blog anytime.
We love making new friends :)


Thank you sooooooo much, Courtney! 

Hope you guys enjoyed Miss Courtney's guest post today! I sure did! 

Monday, August 29, 2011

true friends.


dinner and ice cream with two of my favorite girls.

boy, i'm gonna miss these two...

Friday, August 26, 2011

suggestions.




 21 Suggestions for Success
By H. Jackson Brown


1. Marry the right person.
This one decision will determine
90% of your happiness or misery.

2. Work at something you enjoy and
that's worthy of your time and talent.

3. Give people more than they
expect and do it cheerfully.

4. Become the most positive and
enthusiastic person you know.

5. Be forgiving of
yourself and others.

6. Be generous.

7. Have a grateful heart.

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.

9. Discipline yourself to save money
on even the most modest salary.

10. Treat everyone you meet
like you want to be treated.

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.

12. Commit yourself to quality.

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

14. Be loyal.

15. Be honest.

16. Be a self-starter.

17. Be decisive even if it means
you'll sometimes be wrong.

18. Stop blaming others.
Take responsibility for every area of your life.

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.

20. Take good care of those you love.

21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your mom proud.


good advice, huh?
i'd say so :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

PONDERISMS.


a co-worker sent me this email.
gotta love forwards at work (:

the "thangs" that make you go...hmmmmmm, right?


" I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.


" There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

" Life is sexually transmitted.

" Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

" The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

" Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

" Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

" Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

" All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

" In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.


" How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

" Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out'?

“ If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

" Why does your OB-GYN leave the room while you get undressed as if they are not going to look up there anyway?

" If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

" If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

" Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

" Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster? - haha, we all do this!

" Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

" Do you ever wonder why you gave me your email address?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

you've got a friend in me.


this past weekend my best friend and mom hosted a farewell gathering for me. 
family, friends, food and laughter...what else can a girl ask for? ;)

Friday, August 12, 2011

thank God it's Friday night and I just-just-just-just-juuuuuuust got paid....


its friday...
its pay day...
and i'm happy :)

enjoy the weekend, dolls!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

farewell party #1.


here are a few pictures from my first farewell party.

these lovely ladies are just too much! love them to pieces :)






Wednesday, August 3, 2011