Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Little J.Crew

The other day I decided it was time for me to buy my domain name. That's right! Lilliesandpinkchampagne is officially mine (for a year at least). No more blogspot in the name! I really want to give it a makeover and do all kinds of things to it but I am challenged in that department. I read these things on how to do stuff and it sounds so easy but then it's not (for me anyway). Hopefully I can find a way to beautify it myself before I have to pay up and have someone else do it.

Anyway, as often happens when The Husband is gone, I got bored and decided to do some online shopping. I saw this on Rachel Parcell's (from The Pink Peonies) blog a while ago on a post she did for a gift guide. It looked so cozy and warm but I never got along to buying it. So of course since I was buying it I decided to buy two! I'm kind of happy Colorado weather is bipolar and there's still a chance to wear them.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Oldie but Goodie

This week started off with about a foot of snow. Thankfully, Ruby has four wheel drive so it was a pretty smooth drive, even thought it took about an hour. I'm glad to report that everyone is right and it makes all the difference in the world.

Wednesday was Administrative Professional's Day, something I didn't know existed. My boss was amazing and got me these gorgeous flowers and took me to lunch. I am pleased to say my cubicle smells amazing. Now I just need to put up a few personal touches.

Yesterday was the perfect spring day. It was so nice to wear an eyelet dress with no tights or anything. I don't usually wear nail polish on my fingernails but For Audrey was screaming to get out and be seen. I bought it a few years ago and I still love it!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Going Green

I did something I never thought I would. I drank something that was guacamole green. Pinterest has a variety of green smoothies but I always figured a person would have to be nuts to drink them. However, I saw one and thought "with a few variations, this might be tasty."

I'm excited to say I was right. The smoothie was delicious. Even The Husband loved it and he was giving me the strangest looks as he watched me put spinach and a banana into the blender. It kept me full for hours. Rather than the snack I thought it was going to be, it became my dinner. This will be probably become a breakfast regular.

Amazingly Green Breakfast Smoothie
1 banana
1/2 cup of strawberries
1/3 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
2 cups of spinach
1/2 cup of orange juice (I used Simply Orange)
1 cup of ice

1. Put all ingredients in a blender. I put the ice at the bottom.

2. Blend. My blender has a smoothie button so I used that.

3. Pour and enjoy!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost

So much had been going on lately and I am so excited to finally be able to blog about it! Last weekend started off promising but ended with our only car breaking down. In two hours we had to make the decision to buy a new car. After a long week of processing everything, Ruby officially became ours on Wednesday.

After all this, The Husband and I decided we were going to explore Colorado a bit and head up to The Stanley Hotel. For those who don't know,  The Stanley was the inspiration for Stephen King's book The Shining. Our original plan was for it to be a day trip but we ended up staying the night. We signed up for ghost story time and found out the room we were staying in was one of the haunted ones!

When we first checked in, The Husband and I decided to take a nap. When we woke up he complained that the pillow was uncomfortable and he wanted a different one. We turned on the TV but it turned off by itself twice so we gave up. We went on with our day and showed up for story time. The woman running the show was named Scary Mary and would go floor by floor telling us about the hauntings that happen there. 

The people in the room next to us asked if their room was haunted but Scary Mary said, "no, but a room close to you is. Is anyone in room 311?" The Husband and I looked at each other and raised our hands. I guess what happens is the guests in this room complain about the uncomfortable pillows and then hear a knock in the middle of the night and someone announces themselves as a bellman. The guests get angry and see a bellman through the peephole holding pillows, but once they open there is nothing there.

The Stanley from the lake

Any Friends fan will appreciate this!

Notice the orb in the top left
We had a couple weird things happen in there but I don't know if it's ghosts or just coincidences. Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever had a paranormal experience?