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Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009...Hey Hey Hey Goodbye...

A 2009 review is coming but before I do that I thought I would share with you the song that I think captures our 2009, a year or highs and lows...

2009 the Jetplanes are happy to see you go... Bring on a new decade!!

PEACE OUT 2009...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

When the cat's away...

So Mr. Jetplane left early yesterday morning for Illinois. He hasn't been home since last year. I unfortunately couldn't go with him for the week because my recent 2 weeks off to be with my mother.
So needless to say I miss him... I miss him for all the standard reasons...its lonely in bed at night, I like someone there that can reach top shelf of cabinets, someone to unload the dishwasher, take out the trash, pick up the dog poop in the yard...you know the usual.

But its always nice to get a little alone time, don't you agree?? That's when your Secret Single Behavior comes out...

What's mine... well some of it is not all that exciting

1. I make all the food that Mr. Jetplane hates like Tuna Casserole (which I LOVE)

2. I will watch endless hours of Bravo and MTV and lay on the couch...ALOT

3. I will eat junk food...Mr. Jetplane prefers we don't have junk in the house

4. I will sleep on Mr. Jetplane's side of the bed

5. I will let Milo sleep with me in the bed (like the good ol days)

6. I may even let Charlie lay on the bed

7. I will go shopping and buy home decor items that Mr Jetplane thinks we don't need and will tell him we already had those.

8. I will go shopping and purchase wallpaper for the master bathroom and then talk him into putting it up when he gets back.

9. I will take long baths and blare music throughout the house. 10. I will drink copious amounts of champagne...out of red wine glasses.

11. I will work on crafting projects that Mr thinks are crazy (that's until he sees them all done).
What do you plan on doing when your significant other is MIA for a few days...
Monday, December 28, 2009

Its so hard to say goodbye...

Mr. Jetplane left this morning to visit family in Illinois for a week. Another NYE without him...we've only spent 2 of them together :(

I couldn't take time off from work, since I took 2 weeks off around my mother's surgery.

I miss him already and I may (or may not) being eating Oreos this morning while working..yes I have to work this week...BOO.

I'll be back later on with the Jetplanes Holiday...

*FYI This is one of my favorite pictures of my hubby. Doesn't he look hot in suspenders and a bow tie...
Thursday, December 24, 2009

From Our House to Yours!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Jetplanes. And to all the military families spending this holiday away from each other, THANK YOU for what you do and know that you are in our hearts and minds during this holiday season.

I know that the Jetplanes will spend at least one holiday apart in the coming years and I gain courage from your strength and dedication. You are a true inspiration to me and my journey through my newly found military life.


One of the the most wonderful and fabulous (yes I know I repeated it) girls in the entire world is engaged!!

Jill, are you reading?!? Wave to the readers Jill!! Readers wave back to Jill!!

She is engaged!! I'm so over the moon excited for her and Billy (I'm sorry Bill now that we graduated college...apologies Bill).

Congrats to them and may this make their holiday alittle more brighter.

Love you girl and miss you like a crazy person!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Soundtrack to my day

Well Happy Eve of Christmas Eve to all you lovely readers of mine..if I still have some, since I've been quite the crappy lil blogger lately.

I do apologize, the Jetplanes' lives have been a little crazy lately and my workload, well...my cup runneth over to the nth degree.

So what to blog about today on a day such a this...well music of course. I love music and have a pretty eclectic taste. But this song evens me out and I go into a very relaxed mode...hoping it will do the same to you.

I believe the 1st time I heard it was on 500 Days of Summer but I'm not sure. (FYI-Really liked that movie)

But then last night I heard it again on a Rhapsody commercial when the guy said "This reminds me of the song"...and it really did.

I love how music can change your mood, take you back in time, or just get your party started.

So for the lackluster posts lately, I promise I'll get better.

Enjoy this lil diddy for your morning jump start!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Alittle something about Mrs. Jetplane

I unfortunately am not a fan of Christmas music. I do love classic, church Christmas music, but I can't stand all the rest of it. Sorry to disappoint you all. But I do have 2 favorites...

#1. All I Want for Christmas by the one and only Mariah

I love this song and it automatically makes me want to watch Love Actually.

#2 The Christmas Song by Alvin and the Chipmunks

This song reminds me of my Grandmother's house. We would like to listen to this on her huge record player/sound system. I also sing this song to get on Mr. Jetplane's nerves... hahaha

The Jetplanes are all about Compromise

The Jetplanes have had several heated discussions on something that is very near and dear to us...


When a new movie comes out the Jetplanes hunkered down on their sides and start to make deals about what movie they will see...

Both sides have conferred with our own independent counsels and have came to a nice compromise...

I am willing to watch this - (only in 3D)

if he will go with me to watch THIS!!

Lord help us when we have to pick baby names (which isn't happening right now)...
Monday, December 21, 2009

All our PRETTY presents under the tree..

Well not exactly! Since the Jetplanes are staying home in NC this year, we'll be away from all our family...:( But that means the UPS man (and postwoman) and I are getting acquainted again..oh how I have missed him..and he me I'm sure.

So these are some of the presents that we have receive thus far...Yes I know that is a box with an office chair, its for Mr. Jetplane from my parents. He has a horrible one upstairs in his man cave. I won't let him open any of them, even the ones from his mother, which he picked out.

I'm pretty sure one or more of the boxes have doggie treats in them the way Milo was interested in them...

Can't believe Christmas is Friday!! I wish we had our gas hooked up so we could have a fire in the fireplace on Christmas Eve...Yeah for our 1st Christmas in our first home... Last year Mr. Jetplane had knee surgery in Texas on 12/23 and I spent the next week taking care of him...this Christmas will be much better.

Its the Monday before Christmas & all through the house...

Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.... HAHAHAHA

The mouse is back y'all...and its fat as hell. Someone may have had an encounter with it this weekend. I screamed and yelled, attempted to beat it with a broom, and scared the crap out of my dogs...

I was yelling at the dogs..."Its a mouse...Its a mouse damn it... get it!"

They looked at mama like she had lost her damn mind, swinging a broom, and jumping around and in and out of the pantry like a crazy person.

I don't get it...these dogs will chase bugs, birds, whatever...where are animal instincts when you need them...

Well you can find there lazy butts on the couch...that is when dad's not home!!!

For those of you keeping score - Mrs. Jetplane 0 Mouse 2.

To be completely honest, I think this is a new mouse, we were mouse free for 2 months or so. We live out in the country and its not uncommon for mice around here we've been told. I cleaned out pantry and didn't find any holes where he could be coming in. I think he might be coming in from the laundry room, but still haven't figured out where...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Pug Friday - Ode to Mr. Jetplane

Well Good Pug Friday to You ALL!!

I'm alittle tired today since someone had to stay up and watch the Colts win last night! I'll be honest, I got alittle worried. We're light on defense right now, and well...we don't have much in run defense, so I knew it would be a good game. It always is against JAX. But we won and remain undefeated.

That being said, today's Pug Friday is in honor of Mr. Jetplane.

See the lil pug is a pilot?

This is a poster which comes from www.obeythepurebreed.com which is a hilarious site full of great Pug and other breed paraphernalia. Be sure to check it out, whether your a pug lover or not, its funny and they sell great gifts for your pug or any fellow pug lovers out there.

Happy Pug Friday!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Hey its me...Mrs. Jetplane. The bad lil blogger that's been too busy to blog. Well it appears we will be going to another couple's house for Christmas Eve and I need to bring 2 dishes to their house. We're having 'heavy' appetizers.

I need suggestions...what am I talking about...I need help!

No Brie please!

Please leave me a comment or send me an email at leavingandloving@gmail.com with your suggestions and recipes!!!

Thank you in advance for your help.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sorry guys...

But this is what my days are looking like since I got back from the Midwest. I promise to be a better blogger soon...
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Crazy Lives of the Jetplanes

Well today we'll both be on a jetplane at the same time....

I'll be flying to Pcola this afternoon and Mr. will be on his solo flight in something alittle more exciting....

Its been a rough week for us... I just got back on Sunday afternoon and he's been crazy busy with flying every day this week. Flying in a jet, for those that don't know, is extremely tough on your body, especially when you aren't used to pulling that many g's, on a regular basis. He hadn't actually flown in almost a year.

So as a side effect, he's been dealing with some sickness issues. He's on the patch now for this, but some of the guys are giving him a hard time... asking him if he's grown boobs yet....with his hormone patch... I couldn't help but die laughing when he tell me that...

He said, "Shut Up! Its not funny!"

I said "Oh yes it is...and you know it!"

Then he said..."Yeah it is really funny!"

I assured him..."Don't worry I'm sure that guy says that to every single person that gets one...Just put that one in your back pocket and you can use it in a couple of years to someone else."

Wish him luck today!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Life in Pictures....

Hello all...I am still crazy busy so I thought I would give you a very quick (like a nanosecond) review of the 2 weeks I spent in the Midwest.
ALOT occurred in those 2 weeks, if you follow me on twitter (which you don't have to but if you want to, its totally fine with me...because in all honesty, I'm on twitter way more than the blog...and I tell you way more...probably too much, on my twitter...anyway I digress)

For those of you that don't know, my mother had her reconstructive surgery about 3 weeks ago now. This is what Siteman looks like at night... NO ONE ANYWHERE, actually that's what it looked like when we got there at 5:30 in the morning too... Her surgery was 16 hours long. More to come on that...

While I was in the STL I got to meet up with this 2 wonderful ladies from Mrs. Everlasting and fellow mil wife, Running in Stilettos. Love them... I felt bad because I was really sick during this time... But we had a great time, and 2 glasses of wine always make me a happy girl...especially when I'm highly medicating... I hope to see them again next time I'm in STL.
While in STL I stayed with my cousin a couple of nights. This is her dog Simon...he hates me. He growled at me the entire time. I attempted to win his affection with food...it kinda worked but not really... The entire time there I sang to him... "My name is Simon...and I like to do drawings..." Bonus points if you know what that is from...he was named after that character...While out grocery shopping with my cousin we stopped off at the petstore since they were having adoptions. I met this lil guy, he was missing a toe on one of his paws. He was the calmest doggie ever. I fell in love with him. I texted the Mr... he said NO WAY... I almost cried when we had to leave...

After almost a week in the hospital, Mama Jetplane was released and we headed home to Southern Illinois where my family resides.

I was subjected to taking out my Mom's dog Hank in the rain... he has to wear a raincoat...no worries, he enjoys his raincoat but not the rain.

Since I was around, I got to attend my college roomie's baby shower. It was so great to see her and my other roomie from college. Miss those girls so much.

And attended an Ugly Sweater Party at a friend's house... I was really upset because my sweater was not ugly enough. I didn't know about the party and had to run to the Dollar General for a sweatshirt. But hey I still had a great time...

I became even sadder when my antler broke...

While at home I also got to meet up with 2 other wonderful bloggers... We had a great time together, and figured out that we literally know TONS of the same people...it is such a small world after all. Is that good or bad???
Nina and Mandy are just as sweet as you would except them to be...

So there is a quick snapshot of the 2 weeks back at home. I promise to give you more info on Mama Jetplane later this week...
I'm off to Pcola tomorrow afternoon for a work trip...sad that Mr. Jetplane can't come with me, everyone else is bringing their spouses, correction bringing their wives..BOO...darn flight school... oh well... At least I'll get to sport my new Tory Burch dress to the holiday party!!
Monday, December 7, 2009

What A Long Strange Trip Its Been..

Good Morning all...

I'm home in North Carolina..FINALLY.

I promise to give you a full recap of the past 2 weeks but right now, I'm digging...digging myself out of the huge ass hole I've dug myself in at work.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers over the past 2 weeks, they've been felt and appreciated more than you'll ever know. And to the lovely bloggers that I finally got to meet in person...all 4 of them, yes 4, I got to meet 4...are you jealous??? Thank you. You all are just a fabulous as I had imagined you would be.

Bigger NEWS! Mr. Jetplane's first flight in the jet will be today, actually he might be in it as I type right now! He left at 5am this morning.

Honestly...you all are going to need to pray for my sanity more than his safety! Who wants to gamble about whether or not he's going to throw up...Ha Ha... He hasn't pulled that many g's for almost a year now... I have a feeling he's going to be dry heaving like...well, its too early to be discussing it.

Have a great Monday...
Friday, December 4, 2009

My <3 Belongs to a Man in a Flight Suit

I miss Mr. Jetplane so much. We've been apart for 2 weeks now, and I've missed alot. He started in a new squadron and I wasn't around for all the welcome festivities. BOO!!
Doesn't he look cute? Do you feel safe that this man is going to be protecting your country? He's such a cheeseball...but I adore him.
Can't wait until Sunday when he is picking me up at the airport....

*FYI the jet in the pictures is the F15e, aka his future office. Yeah, its kinda hot, I'm not even going try to lie about that...

Pug Friday - Missing my Baby Edition

So I have been away from my hubby and boys almost 2 weeks now. I'm missing them like a crazy person. So for today's Pug Friday, my lil baby boy Milo...

I know this is a recycled picture, but its one of my favorites... miss my lil monkey...
Monday, November 30, 2009

Hang in there...

Its been a crazy week...my mother is good, I am still sick.

Sorry for my lack of updates, please don't give up on me....I'm just in a thick drug induced fog and now I'm trying to work from my parents on my lap top and cell phone...this won't be good...plus my "T" key on my laptop doesn't want to work anymore...FML.

Thank you all again for all your love and support...you all are the bestest!! (yes I know that's not a word, but I use it anyway!)
Friday, November 27, 2009

Pug Friday - Sick and Tired Edition

Hello ALL... and Happy Pug Friday.

1st off, THANK U all for your love and support this week. You all have been wonderful, I'll post an update soon...hopefully.

But Mama Jetplane is doing well, we had hoped she'd get out today but that's not going to happen. Yesterday was a bad day for her. I'm still sick and on top of it someone developed a migraine last night and may have lost her whole Thanksgiving meal due to an onset of sudden nausea...yes it has been a glorious week.

In honor of this...I bring you this week's pug picture.. enjoy!!

Picture found here...
Monday, November 23, 2009

Long Ass Day

I'm currently sitting at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. My mother is having her reconstructive surgery from her double mastectomy. The surgery will last 12 - 14 hours. She will be having her top 2 abdominal muscles removed and those will replace the breast tissue that was removed. All positive thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Before we left the hospital this morning, my mom gave me her wedding ring, its currently on my middle finger of my right hand. Its a very weird feeling to be wearing my mom's ring. It strange to look down and see it on my hand.

Oh and to top it all I am sick as a dog. I started getting sick yesterday evening and woke up this morning at 5am and couldn't breathe and could hardly swallow. I've taken some meds and drank 3 cups of hot tea...I'm finally starting to feel alittle better but still look like a hot mess...

But enough about me....

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers for my mother and family.... I deeply appreciate each and everyone of you. The kindness of strangers is amazing... love you all.
Friday, November 20, 2009

Pug Friday - Home Sweet Home Edition

Happy Pug Friday to you all... I hope this Friday morning is treating everyone well, especially all you Twi-Hards that stayed up late last night (this morning) to watch New Moon.
I'll admit even though I enjoy being well rested, I am alittle jealous. The Jetplanes are going to a 9pm viewing tonight!! (FYI- I got Mr to read all of the books. He was at T38 training at the time, so he was a little bored. Its good because we can talk about everything, even though he didn't 'love' the books). I'll be totally honest though, New Moon was my LEAST favorite, I actually had to force myself to read it. Bella whined WAY TOO MUCH. But I need to see the movie either way.

Anyway...moving on....

Today's Pug Friday is dedicated to my own lil hunk of pug Milo. You see, I'm leaving (on a jet plane) tomorrow morning to be with my family. My mother is having her reconstructive surgery on Monday and will be in the hospital the entire week of Thanksgiving. The following week I will be staying at my parents' house, helping her recover. Unfortunately, Mr. Jetplane has class and can't take leave. So he'll stay with the boys...and I miss them greatly!!!

So here's to my lil hunk of loving Milo...I'll miss my cuddle buddy...
And here are the boys playing with their dad.

Unfortunately they both like to lay on the couch with me... Here we are enjoying the Vampire Diaries. And here's lil Milo playing video games with Dad. Happy Pug Friday!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What do YOU think?

About these new guidelines for mammograms?

I'm in the high risk group so I believe that these 'new' guidelines don't apply to me. That being said, my mother was proactive and found her our breast cancer from a self exam. She located a very small growth (Stage 1) and is now cancer free. She is only 49 and falls into the age group they are focusing in on.

My mother is having her reconstructive surgery from her double mastectomy* next Monday in St. Louis at the Siteman Center. I'm going to make it a point to ask for their opinions on these new guidelines and I'll let you all know.

*That may seem like a bold step due to Stage 1 however, breast cancer runs in our family and the type of cancer she has an extremely strong chance of reoccurring in the other breast. After the operation and the pathology on the tissue, they did find that cells in the other breast where starting to form, so it was the best option for her.

So what our your thoughts on the new guidelines??
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Actual Jetplanes' Conversations....

Scene - Kitchen Sunday Night After Dinner

Mr. Jetplane is studying at the table for his test on Monday morning. We had dinner which I only ate half of because I was totally stuffed. I come into the kitchen about 45 minutes after dinner is over and go in the freezer. I get out what's left of my Sugar Free Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

Mr: "I thought you were full?"

Me: "Yeah I was. I have my period."

Mr: "Yeah so..."

Me: "So? So? I have an uncontrollable urge to eat something sweet. I need something sweet!"

Mr: "OK... Don't let me come between you and your ice cream!"

Smart move Mr. Jetplane!!!

Thursday morning last week... Mr. is sitting on the couch in the living room sending someone a text message and I am in my home office working.

Mr: "Hey sweetie!"

Me: "Yeah!"

Mr: "Hey who sings... " I wish I was alittle bit taller...I wish I was a baller..."

Me: "Ummmm... Ummm... Hold on I got this!"

Mr: "Never mind its TooShort!"

Me: "No its not!"

Mr: "Yes it is, its TooShort!"

Me: "No it most definitely isn't TooShort."

Mr: "Whatever its totally TooShort."

Me: "No Its SkeeLo!"

Mr: "No way...who the hell is SkeeLo"

Me: "It is, I know it is."

Mr: "You are so wrong, its totally TooShort!"

Me: "Fine I'll google it...."


Me: "Its SkeeLo! I just googled it, you want to come see?"

Mr: "NO! Whatever...."

We get into conversations like this at least 2x a week...it always ends with..."Fine I'm going to google it!"

Does anyone else use Google as their fight ender, or just us?
Monday, November 16, 2009

Its annoying getting old...

Someone developed a major sinus headache last night and took medicine during the beginning of the Colts/Patriots game. By halftime I was in a drug induced coma and could hardly keep my eyes open... which totally pissed me off. This was the "game of the decade", to quote NBC.

If you know anything about me...I am a HUGE COLTS fan and a HUGE Hater of all things associated with New England...that obviously includes Bill B and even the hottie Tom Brady. As a True Blue Colts fan... I refuse to like him, no matter how sexy he may look at the cover of Details, GQ, or Esquire.... REFUSE!!!

Mr. Jetplane also had to get up at 5am for a test this morning so we decided after half time to watch the rest of the game in bed. Well I passed out in no time and Mr. went to sleep at the end of the 3rd quarter.

When he left this morning, he came in to give me another kiss and said.."Colts won 35 -34!" I sat up... you are f'in kidding me... and we missed it... damn it....

Well fear not..I have watched Sports Center and I am still wearing my Colts shirt that I fell asleep in... GO COLTS!!!

Final thought... going for it on 4th and 2 at your own 28??? Thank you Bill!
Friday, November 13, 2009

Pug Friday

Hello all!! Its Friday can you believe it? Where did this week go?

Well this Pug Friday Feature I find quite funny and fitting for anyone that knows or has a pug, particularly a male pug...

Some may say they have a Napoleon complex....

Happy Pug Friday!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Latest Inspirations

First things first...sorry I have been a bad blogger lately. I don't really have much of an excuse. I don't feel like I have all that much to say...well that has any entertainment value... I promise I'll try to be better...I'll try.

That being said I wanted to show you a couple of things that have inspired me lately. I saw this piece of art on a blog about a month or so ago, I apologize I cannot figure out which home decor blog it was, so I deeply apologize. (if you know, please tell me) It appears to be felt pieces stitched together. I am been day dreaming about doing something simliar for weeks now. I hope to do some shopping this week to get supplies.

Secondly this was posted on Twig & Thistle earlier this month. I am thinking about doing something similar to give as gifts to our local (couples) friends. I have some great twine that I have been wanting to use and I will create holiday tags for them. Can't wait!! I know Mr. Jetplane will think I'm an idiot but oh well.

Have you all started thinking about Holiday cards??? I've been scouring the internet for cards... I want to use a picture from our family shoot this past spring with the dogs...

Decisions...Decisions... I like a lot of the cards on http://www.tinyprints.com/ and http://www.minted.com/. For cheaper options don't forget to look at Snapfish and Vistaprint. They have some great options for your as well that are cheaper.

I created and purchased our wedding rehearsal invites and Thank You cards from Snapfish. I used a photo and created postcards...they were nice quality and we received alot of positive feedback. You never have to spend a lot of money to create and send something to family and friends.
Enjoy the rest of your week...and look forward to Pug Friday tomorrow!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hug a Veteran

I think the poster below says it all....
Friday, November 6, 2009

Pug Friday

Good Morning Everyone!
First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the horrible tragedy at Ft. Hood yesterday. As the wife of a military man, it hits close to home. Mr. was in class until 5:30 yesterday and his commander ended the class with a quick briefing.

My heartbreaks for all of the families of those lost and those recovering. Our men and women should be safe on our bases. I'm actually happy to hear the gunman is still alive. Perhaps we can get some answers and he can stand accountable for his actions. Personally, I feel getting shot and killed was what he wanted and I'm glad he didn't receive that.

So in light of recent events today's Pug Friday represents how I feel like morning...

Photo found here
Thursday, November 5, 2009


Do you have songs that take you right back to a certain time in your life? I listen to these songs and go me right back to hanging out with my girls or a certain someone in college... Here's a little trip down Memory Lane with Mrs. Jetplane this morning...

Burn one Down - Ben Harper

My ex in college introduced me to him back in 1998. He was his favorite person in the entire world and had met him several times. He was borderline obsessed with the man. He is now my go to long-distance driving music and has phenomenal live shows.

Body is a Wonderland by John Mayer
I distinctly remember junior year of college the first time my (same) ex (Mr. Baseball) played this for me in his is apartment. He said it made him think of me. Yeah...that's all this girl needed. My ex also wrote poetry...yeah I know. He once referred to me in his poem as his girl with coffee and 2 creams complexion (I was tanorexic back in the day). I don't know why but that has always stuck with me.

One More Time - Daft Punk
Oh yeah... Mrs. Jetplane was hardcore lover of techno music. I would rock out with the best of them at my college's dance clubs.... no doubt. I still enjoy listening to it while working out... mr and I might be driving home from a night out...we might pop it in and shake our groove things on the way.....Oh who likes to party...we like to party!!!

Some of the music may have even been busted out at our wedding.... see here is proof!!

Glowsticks and all... I bought them at the Dollar Store. The best $3.00 I ever spent.

It got crazy up on the dance floor... and yes that's my maid of honor...don't worry... she's a Doctor.

Gravel - Ani Defranco

One of if not my favorite singer/performer is Ani Defranco. This song reminds me of my friend K and I rocking out to it in her green Cavalier and screaming out the words..."You may keep me from ever being happy but you're not going to stop me from having FUN!!!" No truer words were ever spoken..or so we thought.

If I had a million dollars - Barenaked Ladies

This song automatically takes me to living in the sorority house driving around campus, perhaps skipping class, in Lou's red Acura, sun roof open and singing our hearts out... you want to stare at us...go right ahead!!

To quote my sorority's song...

"These are the days you'll remember. Never before and never since, I promise, will the whole world be warm as this. And as you feel it, you'll know it's true that you are blessed and lucky. It's true that you are touched by something that will grow and bloom in you."

That song is a perfect way to explain my college experience.... oh how I miss you...
Monday, November 2, 2009

And the Winner is....

Thank you all soooo much for entering and supporting my giveaway. And without further ado the winner is........

Miss Pretty !!!! Please email be your contact info at leavingandloving@gmail. Congrats!!

Now onto the Jetplanes Halloween... Our original (well my original) plan was Mad Men themed, I'd be Joan and Mr would be Roger, my own personal silverfox. Well Mr. jumped ship on me with some of his friends and decided to be this...

Yeah he's the one with the long dark wig. Yeah...that's my husband. I'm quite the lucky girl, aren't I? This is our friend Dom, creepy looking isn't he? He's wearing a mask and padded the stomach. He creeped people out all night long.

Here are the Jetplanes getting ready at our friends house. I decided to be Rachel Zoe and threw together my outfit. I had pretty much everything except the fur vest. We purchase a yard of faux fur fabric and cut it into a vest. Then I belted it. I paired it with a dress from BR and pulled it up alittle to look more like a tunic.

Starbucks gave me the cup for free and I had to carry my big MJ bag...since Zoe and MJ are total fashion BFFs.

Only problem...most guys and alot of girls out here didn't know who RZoe is... can you believe it... I DIE! Seriously... I DIE!
We had a great time and the boys (if we can call them that) did win the costume contest $50! It paid for some of our drinks. The win was decided by crowd participation and maybe some of us screamed really loud... we may have swung the vote... oh well.
Friday, October 30, 2009

Pug Friday - All Dressed Up Edition 4

Happy Pug Friday All! And a Happy Halloween! Now onto the important stuff...pugs.

First off we have Ms. Lydia. She has gotten herself all dressed up and ready to attend the "Pug Sock Hop" Lydia's proud owner and fellow pug lover is Dawn at Lydia & Pugs .
2nd we have Chief from D.A.R. at Just Another Day in Paradise.
You may recognize this cute lil face from Pugapalooza, Chief was a finalist.

Chief (or Mama) loves Halloween so much we got 2 pictures.

Thank you all so much for playing along and sending in your puggie pics. If we have anyone else that would like to figure their pug in their Halloween finest, I'd be happy to do another post next week to honor your lil puggie. We all know they are in desperate need of attention.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Discount Diva

Hello all! First things first... My giveaway ends tonight! Get in while you still can. I'll reveal the winner this weekend.

Now back to regularly scheduled programming....I have recently made some very cute (if I do say so myself) purchases at Tar-jay... my mecca of home goods and needed closet additions... since we've moved, the nearest real mall is 45 minutes away, its as close as I'm getting.

So what have I bought you ask.... well first off, these adorable lil shoes. I have paired them with a shift and tights, as well as a dress with leggings. They add a nice pop of color to a black/white and/or gray combo that I seem to wear a lot these days.

I also purchased the following two dresses. But be forewarned these dresses are short and I'm saying that as a girl that is 5'2". I have worn them with tights and leggings. I have paired them with a black and a grey boyfriend type cardigan from Old Navy.
Finally, what is a Target run without hitting up the jewelry department. I purchased this fabulous necklace for under $20. I dream about pairing it with everything this fall and winter, a crisp, white button down and jeans or adding it to a shift dress. It automatically jumps the simple, plain outfit to the next level. Love it and for $19.99, seriously I can't resist. I had hoped to make an Old Navy run last night before Mr. Jetplane's volleyball game in this outfit (FYI this is the 1st time I was to wear leggings in public without a dress over them...It was to be monumental for me). I desperately wanted to pick up a sweater to 2 that were not available in my size on the net.Unfortunately for me (or was it a sign) my car was dead. Its still dead...sitting in the garage. Mr didn't get home until 9:30 and he has class all day today. Good thing I work from home :(

Outfit above is black legging from BR purchased on sale, white v-neck Hanes tshirt, grey boyfriend cardigan from Old Navy, grey/silver scarf Target, and Nine West Riding Boots bought at the outlet 2 years ago.

I'll be the first to admit leggings have scared me. I'm short and I was cursed with some thighs... How is everyone feeling about leggings?

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