Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday 11.16.11

Okay, so far so good this week... I've blogged every day! And here are my loves lately:

1. Family Time. This is really that I am loving the anticipation of family time. We are headed to Little Rock on Friday for Ray's 30th birthday party, the UofA vs. Miss State game, Peeples' Thanksgiving and Haley's baby shower. I am SO excited about all of those things that my head might explode thinking of all of them in one weekend. Excitement. Overload. So, then I head back to Nashville for three days of work (insert Debbie Downer sound effect) and then it's back to the Rock for Thanksgiving weekend extravaganza. Church with Pop & Carol (I love our tradition of going to church on Thanksgiving!), supper and fireside in Sheridan, Friday night dinner with Grandmamma and then Sarah Williams' wedding on Saturday. Whew! I cannot wait for the next week and a half of intense family time!

2. Still an Awkward Turtle. If anyone is worried that I have gotten my act together since my Awkward Turtle Post from several months ago then take a deep breath. I have not. I continue to be a super awkward turtle. I was tagged in this photo on Facebook today:


 3. The Weather. You can all complain as much as you want to that it's 70+ degrees in November. I will take EVERY warm day that is thrown at me. Every. Single. One. 

4. Find My Animal. This is my dad's company. It's a super cool concept and the even better part is that it works! You register your pet online, get a tag and an ID number and if your dog or cat or horse or whatever runs away then you report it as lost and they automatically send flyers with your pet's info to all local shelters, kennels, vets, etc. There is even an iPhone app so that you can report your pet missing from wherever you are. This week someone in Arkansas had five horses stolen from their land. So far four of them have already been located! For more info on the company go here. To sign your pet up (it's only $10 per YEAR for crying out loud) go here

Dexter's flyer and the tag you get from the FMA website!

 That's all for this week. Go register your pet. Happy Wednesday! 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

To Tell The Truth Tuesday 11.15.11

So... we're going to try this out. I saw on another blog (yes, I'm a major blog stalker) something similar to this and since the theme of my blog is "random word vomit" picking one day to tell random truths seemed like an obvious choice. So, without further ado... here we go. 

1. I hate drying my hair. Usually in some capacity I map out my week trying to figure out when my hair needs to look good and when I can get away without washing it. Lately I've been going with the washing it at night model and loving it. Sometimes I'll let it dry on its own, sometimes I seriously put it in a wet bun and dry it the next morning. Yes, my hair hates to dry so much that I can wash it at night and dry it in the morning. Fascinating stuff, right?

2. I am WAY too excited about Breaking Dawn. First of all, I know that I am 25 and that Twilight is completely ridiculous. I know that phrases like "vampire baby" and "werewolf imprinting" are beyond absurd. Here's the thing... I don't care. Wizards and Storm Troupers and Hobbits are all silly and fake, too. But sometimes, it's just really fun to get all worked up and excited about fictional people (or non-people) for the sake of entertainment. And I am super pumped to go see Breaking Dawn on Thursday at midnight. Judge away.

3. If I could eliminate two things from Earth they would be mosquitoes and pimples. I am aware that I should say nuclear bombs and world hunger. But I'm just not an overachiever like that. I believe that the quality of life for a LOT of people would be increased if we could just get rid of mosquitoes and pimples. 

4. It's not even Thanksgiving yet. You have zero excuse for already decorating for Christmas. I don't care who you are.

5. No name alliteration for my kids. This is beyond random so prepare yourselves. I think that names with alliteration are really cool. I also read somewhere that people whose first and last name start with the same letter are more successful because their names are easier to remember. This sounds crazy but it also kind of makes sense. Maybe Gordon Gekko made all his money because people remembered him - not because he was greedy. Well, my kids are just going to have to be successful off merit alone because there are no names that start with P and go with Peeples. No kidding. Peter Peeples? Paul Peeples? Penelope Peeples?!?! No, no, big no. Also, this is not a hint that there is a Peter Peeples on the way. Just wanted that to be clear. ;-)

These are my incredibly random truths this week. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Memory Monday 11.14.11

Let's play dress up! Ever since I was a little girl I have LOVED to play dress up. I had dresses and gloves and faux fur shawls (true story) and wigs, the whole nine yards. And I loved it. Growing up I loved Halloween and I always wanted to take my costumes to the extreme. Then I got to college... being in a sorority in college is like the Mecca of getting to dress up. We had 5+ costume functions (we called them functions at AR, some people call them mixers or parties or whatever - we called them functions) every year. Heaven. 

This past Friday night my friends and I in Nashville decided to bring back the costume "function" and threw a surprise birthday party for our friend Edie... 80's style. Dressing up like the 80's is probably my FAVORITE costume theme, too. I usually go with the Flashdance/Let's Get Physical look but this time I went Madonna Lucky Star and it was awesome.

So, in honor of dressing up this past weekend here is a walk down memory lane and some of my favorite costumes...

I started at a young age - this was my favorite "glam dress" growing up. And the drawn on beauty mark was a MUST. It was the era of Cindy Crawford, after all.

Alice in Wonderland - Sophomore Year. BTW, Haley (tool girl from Home Improvement in the front) is having a baby in a month. Love it.

I was the bad witch for Kappa Rush Junior year.

I was an Indian (not PC at all) senior year. Also, you can tell its college because Brit and I are rocking crop tops. Ah... the good ole' days.
Fred and Wilma - first Halloween as a married couple. So we decided to dress up like one from the stone ages. Har har.
Cat scan. Get it? Cat scan. And the wig has nothing to do with it. Promise.
This is from Edie's party this past weekend. Ignore my face.
*I had intentions of going back to look for older costume pictures but forgot. This post is now a day late and a dollar (read: a few photos) short. Oh well. At least it's here.

Happy Monday (er, Tuesday)!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


It's time to play catch-up. I typed out "Catch Up" as the title of the post and it didn't seem very interesting. So I changed it to "Ketchup." Let's just chalk it up to being rusty in the blogosphere and being in a weird mood. So... I don't have any valid or exciting excuses for being MIA for three weeks. Every time I thought "I should definitely blog today" I just didn't. Simple as that. But here's what's been going on in the life of Caroline Bridges Peeples since we last chatted:

  • Mom came to town. We went and saw an awesome 70's and 80's cover band. Check them out here. And, if they come to a town near you then definitely check them out. They were amazing. We had a blast. And then we did a LOT of laying around on Saturday. I had a list of about three-days-worth of things that I wanted to do that Saturday with her and we did exactly zero of them. It was a great day, though - just hanging out with my mom is one of the most fun things I can think of doing. We had a great weekend all around.
Fuzzy pic. But you can still tell that my mom is such a babe.
  • The next weekend was the AR vs. Vandy game.  Our house was at capacity+ (11 people slept there including Will and me) and it could not have been more fun having the house that full! We had a blast showing off our fabulous city and spending some QT with friends. The Hogs' performance on the other hand... 

  • Last weekend we did almost nothing and it was the PERFECT weekend. Friday night Will cooked steaks and we hung out at the house. Saturday morning Will coached his 8 year old Ensworth basketball team. I have to say, watching him coach is surreal and really fulfilling. I am so proud of him. Then I raked our back yard (ugh) and finished some house projects. We watched the football games and built a shelf for the house that night. Church and lunch and lazing about (for me - not Will - he studied) and Sunday was over. Time for another week to begin. 

    He looks like he's yelling at this kid but I promise he's not.
    After. Only good part of yard work - seeing the results.

And here we are. We've had friends get engaged, Will's mom in town and Will has set off for Durham - all so far this week. It has been busy but fun. So, if you have ESPNU and no plans tomorrow night - watch Belmont take on the Duke Blue Devils. If you have plans, good for you but you should be watching the Duke/Belmont game instead. Just saying. 

In blog news - I have over 7500 views now so I should probably step my game up. Here's a breakdown of my day-by-day plan that I will TRY to adhere to going forward:
Memory Monday
To Tell The Truth Tuesday (this is new and will be random things that I feel like I need to "come clean about" - like not feeling guilty for loving Twilight, HATING drying my hair, being really good at six degrees of Kevin Bacon because I have no life, you know... things like that)
What I'm Loving Wednesday
Theater Thursday 
TGIF (just randoms of what's going on in life)
Here's hoping I actually do any of this next week.
Happy Thursday!