Welcome to 2012

2011 was pretty fabulous and I am excited to say I really believe 2012 will be equally fabulous if not more so!

… a sad Hog bowl game, Amanda’s Birthday Bash on a Bus, Paint the Town Red, a little bit of snow and ended with my first trip to Disney World! a lot more snow and temperatures of negative 15 at times! It also brought Wine and Chocolate and Kiss a Pig events, always fun to play dress up! 24 inches of snow, a THSC pub crawl, the loss of a Fayetteville icon and a wonderful trip to NYC! Lady Gaga, the M&N Augustine Easter Feed, and a royal wedding, a very scary week of tornadoes, a Little Rock crawfish boil another fabulous trip to NYC and Mike’s birthday Red White and Baby Blue, too many days over 100 degrees and not enough days on the patio at Theo’s, we became lifetime members of Crystal Bridges, Lela’s book launch of “Blacklisted from the PTA”, a quick trip to Gulf Shores for some beach time, and Presley’s birthday, WE GOT ENGAGED at Tiffany in NYC, Staci’s bachelorette party weekend in Florida and my birthday, a stock the bar party for S&P, football season and wedding planning, more football, a Zei family wedding, more wedding planning, Staci and Preston’s wedding, Thanksgiving and more wedding planning, Christmas and (you got it) more wedding planning

Yep – 2011 wasn’t all that bad!

the Humble Brag

Humble Brag: n. – A form of self promotion where the promoter thinks they are, almost subliminally, bragging about themselves in the context of a humble statement or complaint. (via Urban Dictionary)

Unfortunately this has become quite the trend on most forms of social media, facebook is at the top of that list. So let’s break it down – what are examples of the humble brag …

  • you have to pack for your island vacation
  • you are forced to wait in line for your car service to pick you up
  • you are shocked at how much it costs to fill up your massive car with gas prices as high as they are
It goes on and on. And unfortunately, I am not “un-guilty” of this. It also becomes confusing to decipher the humble brag from sarcasm.
So check yourself (yes – before you wreck yourself) and I beg  you – know when to say when …
Only YOU can stop humble bragging.

Summer Recap

I was going through my draft posts and found this titled “where did the summer go” … well summer and fall have long come and gone, but I figured I’d post this anyway.

Kicked off the first week of May in NYC and haven’t really stopped going since!

Here’s what else has been going on:

  • an absolute flop of a garage sale
  • MZ’s birthday
  • Sex and the City 2 midnight premiere
  • Couples Bunco
  • Memorial Day
  • bought a new car
  • VEGAS!
  • Lots of Jr. League meetings
  • spa day
  • a Toga Party
  • … oh yeah and work…
  • Denver to meet baby Nate
  • turned 30 in Mexico


I can say in advance it was a FABULOUS summer!

2010 in review … via Worpress

I’m working on an overall fabulous year in review – but here’s what WordPress said about my blog. Look for fabulous things to come in 2011 – I know I will!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,400 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 16 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 290 posts. There were 6 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 509kb.

The busiest day of the year was January 27th with 148 views. The most popular post that day was Preparing for Ice Storm 2010.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, stellaskarsten.blogspot.com, melner.blogspot.com, and graciefabulous.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cupcake, baseball baby shower, happy hour baby shower, pig cake, and cupcake cakes.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Preparing for Ice Storm 2010 January 2010


Baby Shower Happy Hour June 2008


Baseball Baby shower July 2009
1 comment


Tall Boys… September 2008


everything you wanted to know… April 2009