Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hat Tip

Hello Lovelies! Hope you had a great weekend!

It's royal wedding, horse races, and beach season so I've been in need of a hat. But I didn't have a fun hat. :( What is a girl to do?

I went on a search. Sadly I got outbid on eBay for the hat I really wanted...


Probably for the best. I don't think I have the teeth to pull it off.... Just kidding Princess Beatrice! (Y'all know she reads my blog right?)

Anyhoo...

So I decided to do a little DIY.

Here is my step by step instructions on how to make a fancy DIY hat for cheap!

1.) Buy a plain jane hat. It was easy to find one of those. (Especially when it only costs $12 bucks! Woo woo!)


2.) Have some ribbon around your house? Tie it around! Pin or glue it on the end. (I pinned mine, I couldn't make the commitment!)


3.) Buy a few large cheap fabric flowers (these were $4 at Claires or somewhere like that).
4.) Stick them close together and cover up where you pinned or glued on your ribbon.



5.) Ta-da! Easy DIY hat. :)

Great for a race or sunny day at the beach! Can't wait to wear it in Key West this summer!

Have you ever made a DIY hat?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!


I love you to the moon & back Mom! You're the most beautiful woman inside & out.

xoxo,
Mal

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Bee's Knees

When I heard this song on the radio I thought the words would look great in a frame on my bedroom wall. Such fun sweet lyrics.

So today I finally put it on PowerPoint and made some DIY art. I'll be printing it off as soon as I find a frame!

Do you know that song? I thought the lyrics were really cute.

I lurve me some free art! :)

ps- if you want to print this I'll can email it to you

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Travel Tuesdays: Nashville, TN

We had SO much fun in Nashville! Thanks to all of y'all who gave me tips on where to go in Music City! Blogger Deneen has lived in TN for a while and had some great suggestions! Thank you!

Look who I met right when I got into Tennessee? She must of known I was coming to town.


We stopped a long the way at Buddy's Bar-B-Que and it was pretty good! We try to stop at places we've never heard of or we can't go to around DC when we are on trips.


As soon as we got into town we walked all over downtown and got ice cream. I know, so unlike us. ;)

Got a table at Pie in the Sky! We didn't have to wait at all because we sat at a table in the bar area!

Then we had a day filled with fun tourist-y things!

We went to Studio B where tons of country artists have recorded their hits. Pretty much amazing stuff has happened in this room.

Elvis played these pianos. *swoon*

Then we walked around the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tons of cool stuff!!

Why yes those are pistol door handles.

NashVegas!! Lots more walking around town...

Got a little crazy... had a Gene Kelly moment.


Ate at BB King's restaurant. And no, that isn't him. (ps- they charge you a cover even if you go for dinner. Wasn't thrilled about that.)

We got up early the next day to eat some World Famous Biscuits at Loveless Cafe.


Mmmm.... biscuits.

Then we checked out downtown Franklin. It is SUPER CUTE! GO THERE! Sadly, no pics. Too busy walking around the festival downtown.

We went to the Franklin Factory.

There must be giants in Franklin.

I learned a little Tennessee home cookin'

Then we went to... THE GRAND OLE OPRY!!!!!!!

AND they let me sing on the stage. For real. That's not a fake picture. I sounded just awful but I got to do it!!

Did you know the Grand Ole Opry has a post office? Because they do and you can mail your favorite artist there.

Dressing rooms...



I'm announcing Brad Paisley onto the stage... OK only in my dreams.


Then we stopped at Opryland Hotel. It reminded me of a hotel in Vegas.

Then, I got a new hat. What do you think?

Leaving the hotel...

So those were some highlights of Nashville! We definitely want to go back one day. A great way to spend our 4 year anniversary. Such a fun town even if you don't like country music. But you probably wouldn't wanna say that out loud there...

"If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words." Ms. Dolly Parton :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Marathon

Guess where I finally went this weekend?

Nashville!


We went this weekend because my hubby decided to run in the Rock n' Roll half marathon! For some reason - I don't understand - people actually pay to run. Blows-my-mind. I don't know about you but you can't pay me enough to run! I'd pay someone so I didn't have to run! Hello, it's called a car... but I digress.

Here he is about to finish!


All of us spectators...

Yay! Done!
This isn't his first marathon, so here are some tips. If you've never watched or ran a marathon and are planning on going. It's actually kinda fun to watch.

Here's what to expect at a marathon... as a spectator:
  • Be sure to make your runner a fun sign/poster! I also like to make a sign that all the other runners will enjoy and give them a chuckle since they look sooooooo exhasted.
  • You will see people passing out. People drop like flies towards the end of the race.
  • You'll be walking... a lot. Every race I've watched, we (as spectators) have had to walk a ways to where ever you'll be watching the race. It's like a parade.
  • If you can't stand for a long while, bring a chair. You'll be standing for a while. Again, like a parade.
  • Bring a snack and drink.
  • Make sure you have a place to meet up at the end. The runners are like cattle and are herded around and there a million people around. If they aren't running with their cell phone, you'll need to have a spot to meet up!
Oh and yes, I'll be writing ALL about my Nashville trip! It was AWESOME! ;)

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