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