Monday, September 12, 2011

What To Do When You Are Sick

Tomorrow will be officially a week I have been in bed sick with a cold/I don't know what else.  After we got back from TOTH in Cloudcroft,NM I started feeling a little congestion, fever, achy, etc.  I spent all Monday evening sleeping on the sofa.  At least I was not sick for TOTH!  I did manage to go to work Tuesday-Friday.  :)  Yeah to me for being Typhoid Mary!

After spending a week on the sofa and sleeping on the sofa bed (Hubby has almost no immune system) I have learned:
1.  My dog is just as lazy as I am
2.  Jerry Springer has not gotten better or more classy in the years.
3.  Everything tastes like water or mucus.
4.  Whoever invented fleece PJ pants deserves a peace prize!
5.  DirectTV is just as boring as network TV during the day.
6.  Don't try to sound intelligent on the phone while your ears are plugged and you need to blow your nose.
7.  I really need to clean my ceiling fan.
8.  Ebay has great deals at 2 AM when everyone is asleep but you are up coughing and sneezing.
9.  Peas wrapped in a towel are an AWESOME way to cool down!!
10.  Wheel A Fortune cheats on my phone!
11.  Toilet Paper is NOT the same as a kleenex.
12.  Do not can tomatoes while sick.  Air bubbles will make you cry :(

Accomplishments while laying on the sofa:
1.  Watched the whole season of Design Star
2.  Watched EVERY NCIS episode known to man << not complaining.  Mark Harmon is super dreamy!
3.  My fav NCIS episode is when the team goes back to Stillwater, PA and meet Gibbs Dad.
4.  Planned my Fall decor and colors
5.  Started planning my Halloween party, i.e... wrote Halloween Party in planning notebook.  That is as far as I got :( But its a start
6.  Drooled over the new IKEA catalog.  Im kinda serious there.....
7.  Decided to start taking interior design classes
8.  Picked every piece of lint off the sofa

Yup... thats about it....  Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Still Sick!

Just wanted to report that I am STILL SICK!  I have a terrible cold!  I have been doing nothing but sleeping and trying to feel better.  I tried to suffer through and start working on my fall wreath today.  No go :(  Once I get started on something I end up becoming to exhausted to finish it after about 10 minutes.  This is no fun!!!  As soon as I get my energy back expect some really cool posts!  Before we went to TOTH and during the month of August I have been working on some cool and thrifty fall projects.  :)

Hopefully I got my 2011 cold out of the way early :)

Mandy

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thrill On The Hill Pictures 2011

As I posted Mr and I went to Thrill on the Hill this last weekend in Cloudcroft, NM.  TOTH is a FJ Cruiser rally put on by Desert Sun Motors in Alamogordo, NM.  This was the first rally we have been to with Abby (our FJ) and we met some AMAZING people!  The trips were great, everyone was super friendly, the runs were killer and the BBQ was Delicious!!  

Here are some pictures from a couple of our runs.  Enjoy!  If you have an FJ Cruiser or Toyota I suggest you try to make TOTH next year!  It is more fun than you can imagine!  It is such a bang for your buck!  This year the registration fee was $95 but that included 2 meals, free camping, bag full of goodies, and TONS OF FUN!  


On our way to Cloudcroft, following Bob and Rick.  Bob was our fearless leader!

New Mexico can be stunning!

AWESOME Voodoo Blue FJ Cruiser!  This FJ is owned by our trail leader from Saturday, Chris Adams. 

On our historical Saturday run with Chris Adam.  I think we had 10 or 11 Fj Cruisers.


All the FJ Cruisers got together on Friday evening for a group picture.  

Getting ready to head out on the historical run.

Our first stop.  Such an interesting trip!  I learned more about New Mexico history in 7 hours from Chris Adams than I EVER learned in school.  

Heading to John Tunstalls murder site. This was probably my favorite part of the whole trip.  Not many people have seen where he was actually killed! Expect another post about this!  SSOOO INTERESTING!!

Rainy Ruidoso

Day #2- Valve Stem Trip- What mud????

FJ40- Getting ready to go through



Not as bad as it looks!  He made it through the whole thing!

Ed cracked me up!  He is on 3 tires trying to navigate the rocks and he looks at his son and says "Don't tell your mother about this" 


On our way home :(  So sad to leave.  We had such a blast and can't wait for next year! 






Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Mexico- The Land of Enchantment

Some of my favorite pictures of New Mexico.  :) I had intentions of posting a picture a day but with the crazy labor day weekend it did not happen as planned.

4 Wheeling in the Puerco is always fun!

Balloon Fiesta time in Albuqueque!  

Most of the churches in New Mexico has history. This church is in Jemez. 

The things you'll find on an afternoon road-trip.  This "cabin" is near Madrid. 
Driving down the Sandias to Placitas. GORGEOUS DRIVE!

Taos Gorge and the Rio Grande

Taos Gorge again

New Mexico history is fascinating!  More about the historical markers later :) 



Beige World-SEPT CATCH UP!

I can not believe it is September 8th already!  This has been a busy month.  For labor day we went to THRILL ON THE HILL and after getting back I came down with a horrible cold!  I know... excuses excuses......

Taken from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

SEPTEMBER 1ST- "MAKE A FRESH START TO BEAUTY BY EMPTYING YOUR MAKEUP DRAWER, TOSSING THE EXPIRED PRODUCTS, AND ORGANIZING WHAT'S STILL WORTHY OF MEETING YOUR FACE"

I actually do this in August and January as part of my cleaning schedules.  I read an article about the bacteria on make up and it scares me!

SEPTEMBER 2ND- "WEAR YOUR WHITE CLOTHES AND CONTINUE TO DO SO STRAIGHT THROUGH TO NEXT LABOR DAY!"

Some of my favorite winter whites from pinterest.com


SEPTEMBER 3RD- "TAKE AN EXPERT STYLE CUE FROM MANI NORWOOD, A TOP NEW YORK STYLE=MAKER AND EDITOR IN CHIEF OF SHOP ETC"
What is your best kept personal style secret?
     Have a closet full of white shirts!

What are 3 fashion essentials every well-dressed woman should own?
  1. A crisp white shirt
  2. Pair of navy pants
  3. Trench coat
SEPTEMBER 4TH- "IN THE FITTING ROOM, IF IT'S HARD TO TAKE OFF, LEAVE IT.

SEPTEMBER 5TH- "KEEP YOUR MAKE UP WHERE IT BELONGS--- ON YOUR FACE!"

SEPTEMBER 6TH- "LOOK BACK AT WOMEN'S HISTORY AND USE THE STRENGTH AND STYLE OF YOUR FORE MOTHERS TO INSPIRE TOTAL CONFIDENCE IN YOUR CLOTHES--AND IN YOUR CHARACTER"

SEPTEMBER 7TH- "DON'T MATCH YOUR CLOTHING WITH YOUR MAKE UP"

SEPTEMBER 8TH-"HIT A DESIGNER OUTLET STORE AND FIND HIDDEN TREASURES"





Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Quick Update

Just wanted to let everyone know we made it back from Thrill on the Hill safe and sound but I have a HORRIBLE COLD!  I am finally starting to feel alittle better and hopefully I can post some pics tomorrow.

If anyone around you has this end of summer cold AVOID THEM!!  This is horrible!

A few pics from this weekend





Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thrill on the Hill 2011!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr and I are packing up our FJ and leaving tomorrow morning for the 5th Thrill on the Hill in Cloudcroft, NM!!!  We are very excited. We heard there is between 50-75 FJ Cruisers!!

Meet our FJ Cruiser Abby.


We will be back sometime on Monday.  To view our trip adventures visits Abby's blog: The Adventures of Abby the FJ

For more information about Thrill on the Hill please visit the website :)  Take care and look forward to seeing everyone's holiday projects on Monday :)

Beige World #33 & 34

aaahhh.... the end of August.  August has been the hottest month EVER in NM.  SEE YOU LATER!!!!  I am so over this heat and I am ready for fall!

Taken from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

AUGUST 30TH- IF YOUR A SIZE 8 WHO REALLY FITS BEST IN A 10-- CHOOSE THE SIZE 10
Fit is whats important!  All clothes are made differently.  Choose what fits!

AUGUST 31- CREATE YOUR OWN VERSION OF THIS SUREFIRE, STYLISH OUTFIT COMBO AND RUN WITH IT!
Top: An ethnic print top
Bottom: Sexiest dark, fitted skirt
Shoes:  Classic high-heeled sandal in a bright color
Accessories: Diamond studs
Flex piece- Extra long thin scarf

NM Fall Colors

I am so ready for fall!  This week I have been alittle MIA as Mr and I are getting ready for an FJ Cruiser 4WD Rally in Cloudcroft, NM called THRILL ON THE HILL!  So excited!  Pics to follow.

NM does get some fall colors.  Usually in Oct the Sandia Mountains will look like this:




GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Mexico 4 Wheeling

One of our favorite things to do is take the FJ Cruiser out 4 wheeling.  The NM pic of the day is from the Rio Puerco about 10 miles or so west of our house.  When we had a jeep we would go out all the time with our jeep club.  Now that we have the FJ its a little more difficult to get in but we still go.  :)  Also we are trying to meet more FJ Cruiser people.

Anywho... here is Mr. and Rubi (my jeep) going down a killer hill in the Rio Puerco.  I walked down to take the pic. Lesson learned that was a HORRIBLE idea!

 

Beige World-Day #32

taken from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

AUGUST 29TH- TAKE A MOMENT TO LUXURIATE IN A "POWER BATH"

Ooooo Mr. Boston DONE!  I love baths.  I love taking a long soak with my favorite magazine, bath salts, and shutting the door.  My phone gets turned off and hubby knows not to disturb me unless he has cut something off, the dog is dying, the house is on fire or there is something going on that could cause death.  Somethings Ill risk for a good bath :)  Choose your battles girls...

Here are some of my favorite spa bathrooms from pinterest.com