Monday, June 11, 2012

Fear the Beard

It's been a crazy week and a half!

We found out last week that our OKC Thunder is going to the NBA Finals! Such an exciting time for our city!

To say that this city truly unites around this basketball team is an understatement. I feel lucky enough to have been a part of a meeting to discuss what we'd do in the downtown area to attract national media coverage - or give the national media, that will already be here, something to talk about.

You might remember this post about my obsession with the buffalo statues in OKC. Well, mid-meeting I said, "How cool would it be to put James Harden bears on all the buffalo downtown?!"

For those of you that don't know my main man, Harden, allow me to introduce you...

Sure enough, the idea was a hit and it became my weekend project!

Luckily, I have a bf who loves these kinds of projects and was a great assistant. We made eight beards and drove around downtown OKC adorning the statues with Harden beards.

The response from the fans has been overwhelming! I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't giddy every time I check the stats and see the number of "likes" and "shares" on Facebook!

I fully intend on wearing a beard and a "Fear the Beard" button at work tomorrow. Don't worry, I'll share a pic!

On a less hairy note, I am counting down the hours until 5pm on Wednesday - that is when the fun begins!! Doublemint is becoming a Mrs. Doublemint this weekend!! I've spent the last couple weeks working on the Bachelorette party and other fun festivities! I seriously cannot wait to celebrate my best friend as she begins her new life with SZ. Hurry up Wednesday!! I'm ready to drive to Dallas!

Happy NBA Finals Week!

xoxo, E

p.s. My too cute cousin graduated from high school this last weekend!! Isn't he just the most handsome?! I'm so proud of him, and he gave an awesome welcome speech as Class President! I love you WTG!

p.p.s. Check out that smokin' hot lady next to him - that's my Momma, y'all!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Reality Check

Just when I think I'm living the glam life of an event planner - in the land of linens, catering and centerpieces - I get slapped with a reality check.

First up: I'm strutting down the streets of downtown and the strap of my lovely wedge shoes snaps. #Awesome

And if that wasn't bad enough... cue the hilarity of my mid-morning errand. I was equipped with the task of purchasing 3 coolers at my favorite Target (pronounced Tar-jeay). Just picture how silly I looked pushing this cart, one - handed, and pulling the third behind me.

I'd by lying if I said I didn't pray a little prayer as my cart glided down the ramp to the parking lot. Can  you imagine the spectacle of coolers flying about? Oy vey.

Happy Monday!

xoxo, E

Sunday, June 3, 2012


I feel like a little girl with her head in the clouds and dreaming of cotton candy trees and lollipop lanes.

Man, I love alliteration!

I've been trying to "dream" a lot lately. Somewhere along the way - in the middle of college classes and job searches - I lost my ability to dream of what my life could be. I thought I needed to be realistic and responsible. But why??

No more!

Want to know my dream?

One day, I hope to own my own event planning enterprise! I want to be able to provide every event necessity to my clients in-house. I want a planning studio, a floral shop, photographers, graphic designers and dress boutiques, oh my!

I want a wildly popular blog, speaking engagement offers and book deals! I want to be a trendsetter in the world of events and a highly sought after expert.

I want it all!

How about that for dreaming?

It's nice to have a dream and be on the path to making it a reality.

What dreams are you working towards? Or maybe you're like me and need to take a look inside yourself and rediscover your passion and take action towards some big plans. I'd love to hear about it!

As cheesy as it is, I'm shooting for the moon and hoping to land among the stars.

Happy Sunday! Let's take this week by storm! Who's with me?!

Xoxo, E

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weekend Wonderful

It's been such a lazy Saturday - and you won't hear a single apology for it from me!

I started - and got completely caught up on - Season 5 of Mad Men. I tell ya, it never ceases to surprise me with just how scandalous the storyline can get!

I also watched Friday night's episode of "Fairly Legal." With most of my shows on summer hiatus right now, I couldn't be more thankful that this little treat is still airing new episodes. I find myself smiling throughout the episode and wishing I could live a few days as Kate Reed!

Side note: I can't wait for Suits to start back on June 14th!!

Right now, I'm cheering for my Thunder as they play Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals! Eek!!! 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter and the score is a little too close for comfort. Come on guys!

This cutie and I also spent the day together - I think she's telling me that there is still room in her bed for more toys - she's got me wrapped around her little paw!

She did a number on Ducky. I think it's time to call Time of Death on this toy!

Ok... I'm off to finish watching this game!! My boys need me to cheer loudly at the TV - shhhh, just let me think it helps, ok?! #ThunderUP

xoxo, E