Tuesday, April 13, 2010


so after seven. entire. months. [literally. we left in mid september] of this:
i got to see my amazing and adorable family, who met me in Hawaii for less than forty-eight hours of shopping (of course, right?  i'll show you pics when i wear them, y'all will die...strapless, ruffles, mini, nautical...i got them all!! I EVEN GOT A ROMPER!), dining and drinking.  
amaze, right?  ya...except that, tomorrow morning, i get to see THIS:
 san diego!

i know, y'all are just as excited as i am!  finally, no more boring posts about deployment, right?
and hopefully no more embarassing online shopping posts.  speaking of which, my debit card and i may or may not have had a last hurrah on the vickie's website...i will soon be the proud owner of this adorable dress:
in navy, bright melon, beach blue, diamond blue, tropical turquoise, white, black and tropical pink!
they were only $29 each...so economical, right?  and inevitably i'll return a couple if they're too close in color (those blues all looked pretty similar)...haha those colors look hideous in the text format!  

and i wanted to thank sweet College Prepster...i won her Kiel James Patrick giveaway, and y'all know how i love me some KJP!

and thank you to Desperately Seeking Seersucker, who gave me the awesome love your blog award:
Rules: post 10 things you love and share with 10 people!
i love...
1. sparkles
2. dresses (all types, although i'm totes partial to sundresses)
3. flirting
4. shimmer (as opposed to sparkles, obviously)
5. meeting new people
6. cocktails!
7. heels
8. being happy
9. compliments (giving and getting)
10. giveaways!! [especially winning them, but that's neither here nor there]
ten of my MANY happy blog girlies:
in this wonderful life, her southern charm, college prepster, smart and sassy with sprinkles, dreams do come true, fashion meets food, mrs. in training, shopaholic in alabama, summer in newport, and think classy

...sooo, speaking of giveaways, you HAVE to check out shopaholic in alabama...she's doing ten days of mother's day giveaways, featuring: 

i'm sorry i've been such a poor commenter recently - as i always complain, right before we pull into a port is one of my busiest times! i can't wait to catch up with y'all, and don't forget to enter those giveaways!  i can't wait to update you guys with the embaaaaarassing debauchery i manage to put myself through during my first few days back in San Diego!


Taren said...

seven months on that boat? wow, you go girl!!!

hot pink leopard and pearls!! said...

OMG..soo happy for you that you are on leave! I Hope you have the best vacation ever!! I bet it is amazing!! Enjoy love!

Patriotic Princess said...

Ahhh that is awesome :) I am so excited for you! I bet it felt GREAT to see your fam, and I am glad to know you did some shopping :) That is always great!

LOVE that VS sundress...you may have just talked me into getting one!

Have fun in San Diego! xoxo.

Dollface said...

Im soooo excited for you!!! miss u tons, xxxoo

Beth Dunn said...

Welcome home and thank you for all that you do, you deserve that award and many more!

California Wife said...

Yay, welcome home! Can't wait to see all of your cute shopping finds!

Juliana said...

YAY!!! I am so proud of you!!!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Welcome home!!! So glad you're safely back in the good old US of A and that you got to see your family. Can't wait to see your cute purchases!

Mrs in Training said...

SUPER cute sundress. I will definitely have to check out VS's site today. And so impressed that you've been on a boat for 7 months! Thats amazing! And thanks for the award :)

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

so glad you're off the boat now!! also, looks like you've had a lot of fun shopping - i'm jealous! :)

Marian said...

A girl can never have too many dresses!!!

And can't wait to hear about San Diego....I enjoy living vicariously through your stories:)

Tiffany said...

Thank you so much for my award. I just got done posting it. I linked it back to you and I also post the award image on my sidebar and linked it back to you


Fashion Meets Food said...

Thanks for the award love! You are so sweet!!! So glad you are off the boat... you are amazing! That sundress is gorg!

have a fabulous day!


Shelby Bukhenik said...

Welcome home!!

Love the dress and cant believe you bought it in all those colors haha!

Pink Champagne said...

WELCOME HOME! And welcome back to blogland - we've missed you! Have a wonderful time in San Diego - you definitely deserve it, darling!
PS - I gave you an award on my blog! :)

Chelsea said...

Woohoo welcome back!

PS I left you another award over on my blog too!

C.G. the Foodie said...

Welcome back!

DSS said...

Welcome Home!!! Now I'm really scard :-o As much shopping as you have been doing on deployment (and I've been buying 1/2 of the stuff you have), and now you are back in the states. EGADS! I think my Visa is not going to be pleased.

Example #1..I am now the owner (or will be when they arrive) of 3 of those sundresses. Sigh. Thanks :)

The Southern Housewife said...

Yay! So happy for you! :) Beautiful pictures, too!

Oh, and thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog. They meant the world to me. :)


Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I am from San Diego :) woot woot, it is amazing!

Previously Plump... in progress said...

WAHOO - home at last! God, I would love to live somewhere like San Diego... that would be sweet :)

I can't wait to hear all about your like at home :)

I emialed you back allllll about your question - I'm on day 7 and still going strong :) I am kinda dying for a drink thoug (alcoholic drink that is...)

Have a drink for me, ok?


Abbie said...

Happy home from deployment!! I can't imagine being on a boat for 7 months!

Mc Allen said...

woooo hoo, I would have shopped my heart out too!! Love the yellow, I might like the blue too! How great that you got to see your family!! Cute post :) xoxo LA

Datin'Kait said...

You're ballsy. I like it.

What made you want to join the military?