Wednesday, August 28, 2013

vegasss market.

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I was in the wonderful world of LAS VEGAS last week!

I go twice a year for "Magic", the largest wholesale market. 
I honestly cannot think of a better city for market to be. If I am going to travel somewhere multiple times, I love that I will never have done everything there is to do in Vegas.
ps. I am ALWAYS open to anyone/everyone joining us.
If you need an excuse to visit Vegas, call me.

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We got there Monday morning (yes... after the lil wayne concert. I felt not good lol)
we got a lot of shopping done, but since market closes at 6pm, there was still plenty of fun time left in the day.

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we enjoyed a yummy dinner & drinks while we waited for Mary to get into Vegas
later that night.

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and honestly I have never gotten just crrrraaaaazzzzyyy in Vegas.
Dinner & a show is usually how I like to end the 12+ hours of walking around.


Tuesday we got even more shopping done & it was a lot of fun to have two more ladies with us to bounce ideas off of. 

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after quite a bit of shopping, we headed out to do some sightseeing.

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Vegas is SO alive. I love that everyone there is visiting, it makes it more fun, like you aren't "intruding" on someone's city, you are just joining their party.

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we probably walked a good 8 miles that day... no exaggeration! 

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Wednesday... yep, we went shopping some more.

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market is SO fun, but y'all... it is EXHAUSTING.
walking for hours and hours!

ladies you know how tired you are after a long day of shopping...
so by day 3, we were done!

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we headed back to MGM Grand and made the best of our last day:
 lunch, pool time, & massages. 

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we stayed in the hotel the whole rest of the evening and went to
Brad Garrett's Comedy Club 

(where I might have gotten into a verbal altercation with a few snobby girls in the restroom...
we can't ALL be classy ALL of the time.) Sorry I'm not horribly sorry. 

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^ nice photo bomb in between our faces! ^

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All in all, it was such a fun couple day trip!
I am so glad my mom and I had these fun ladies to join us. 

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until next time...


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

lil wayne... again!

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 so as sweet and precious as I may seem...
I enjoy ridiculous rap music.

always have & probably always will-maybe it was growing up in Crosby, I don't know, but I know it is silly & the lyrics are offensive, but I enjoy it.

we all have our vices.


a couple weeks ago we went to the lil wayne concert.
this has become an annual event in our friend group.

liana still gets excited for him!
our 1st concert to our 4th concert:
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we stopped by Baker Street Pub before the show
for a super cheap happy hour.

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and then it was time for the show!
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there is something about being at a rap concert that makes you make a thug face.

a "white girl thug face" (not to be confused with duck lips)... 
I don't think I would have much street cred with it, but I try!

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meet blair. blair is amazing.
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I obviously only hang out with people who paint their toes a certain color and make ridiculous faces...
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again with the "thug" face... it is almost embarrassing, almost.

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we really had a great time.
Lil Wayne was as awesome as ever, def something you should experience once or twice in your lifetime.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

PLT turns 1.

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oh. the difference a year makes.

sometimes it feels like I have been at PLT forever and I can't remember life without it, other times I feel like we were just running around frantically trying to figure this thing out, hoping & praying we could do it...

and then a year passed! 

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and this is yet another post that I cannot put into words how
grateful, excited, dedicated, in love, crazy, worried, anxious, silly, and just plain happy this store has made me. 

It is my life, my other half, my heart and I cannot believe it is really real.

If there weren't enough emotions around our first birthday, it was also tax free weekend & two of my awesome employees last weekends to work before college!

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we jumped into the work week, getting out as many clothes as possible, setting out snacks & wine, and just enjoying all the love. 

it was such a busy, fun weekend and I couldn't have brought the first year to an end any better!

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as much work and worry the store has cost me, I am definitely not under the idea that it has been in my hands or successful because of me.

I actually feel the complete opposite. 

If, for one, God hadn't had his hand in this, there would be nothing to celebrate. I am so very blessed and never take his grace for granted.

I wanted everyone in my life who has prayed with me, been a friend to me, helped with the store, talked me through ideas, & even been a customer to know how much I appreciated them.

I had a little get together with some of my favorites to just celebrate, relax, and let them know I love them oh so much!

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I rented out the patio @ Puerto Taco & Cervezas.

They have the BEST patio!

We also had this awesome musician Austin play.
(he is amazing. for real.)

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couldn't do anything without this lady:
she is Wonder Woman, my sidekick, the organizer, the detail person, my biggest fan, and all that good stuff! 

she listens to me whine and complain and act ridiculous... and still wants to hang out with me?! lol

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we had SUCH a good time just hanging out!
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my girls:
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love them! they have been so much help, make me laugh, &  keep me young.
without them I wouldn't know about the Miley Cyrus video and important things like that :) 

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so here is to another year...and another, and as many birthdays as we have!

love all my friends and family so very much. 

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