12 December 2011

WHOA! I Am BACK with a blate!

I am so excited to be back to blog world. To say I missed you guys is an understatement.

Let's take a moment to hug. 

Ah, that felt good. 
Seriously, I missed ya
and we have so much to catch up on!

I think I have to go back to last Friday where I had the most epic blog date ever.
You know I stopped in Atlanta, my old stompin' grounds, on the way to Alabama to see my grandma?
Well I also got to meet up with the sweetest girls ever, Ashley KChelsea and Ami
totally swiped this pic from ashley k! and I know I am making a weird face in this but whatevs.
and those are cinnamon whiskey shots in our hands.  yes, they were as disgusting as they sound.
Tin Lizzy's Cantina on Urbanspoon

Let's talk Tin Lizzy's---- we went to the one in Buckhead and it was so loud I could barely think.  It's a bar atmosphere, and a very young crowd.  We started with the Three Amigos-- which is chips, salsa, gaucamole and queso dip.  It was the perfect size for four hungry girls.  I loved that you could choose several types of tacos to make your own meal.  The tacos were all pretty cheap (under 4 bucks).  I got a southwest taco and a fajita shrimp and it didn't disappoint.  I also had a house margarita and BOY was it strong!  WOW!  Overall, I gave this place an 8/10.  I wouldn't go there for an intimate date, but hanging out with friends it is the perfect spot! 

I have pretty much been stalking chelsea since the beginning of time,
JUST found ashley's blog a few weeks before and was totally new to ami's.
however, I loved all of these girls. 

here are some more pictures I took from these girls blogs because I only have two from my phone!

the beautiful chelsea.... and me, looking rough. 

so, I had just driven 7 hours.  with baby bella. I was tired, what can I say? 

ashley and ashley! 
here is a little video of us right after we met!

so, it was a blate success.  My only regret is that I didn't have more time to spend with these girls.
Seriously, I want to move back to atlanta and be their best friends.  
chelsea and I could watch alabama football, and cheer our little hearts out,
and then I could go running and get buff with ashley k. 
I can dream, right?

Now, for a few more updates...
husband's job FINALLy gave in and we are getting to go home for Christmas!
Unfortunately I have to make the drive North with bella, and 
husband flies in christmas eve.  We get to spend Christmas day with family,
and then we wake up and the crack of dawn the next morning and drive back to SC together.
It is going to be a short and fast trip, but it will be well worth it to be home for Christmas!
and we won't have to end the job here early, 
so thanks to all of you who kept us in your thoughts about that! 

bella has been doing great for those of you wondering.
she only has to make it TWELVE more days and then she can run free and wild!
I can't believe it will have been six weeks since her surgery on Christmas.
and that Christmas is only twelve days away. 

can't wait to catch up even MORE tomorrow, 
and also start the 12 days of giveaways over at the bargain blonde!
what did you all do last week? catch me up!!


  1. So glad you're back, I missed ya! Glad you had a good blate and that you get to go home for Christmas! Woot!

  2. such a fun blog date!!! brunette girls unite!

  3. Looks like an awesome blate! It's crazy but the four of you look like sisters in those pics...

    And cinnamon + whiskey sounds like a terrible idea. Or maybe I'm just a wuss.

  4. still so jealous about that quad blate!!! all of you girls are gorgeous

    im so glad bella boo is doing good! YIPPEE!! if i wasnt able to run free for a few weeks, i'd probably go run naked through a park. Kinda like Bella will! haha MUAH!!

    yay for christmas time! ok now time to go text you :)


  5. YAY! love you blog date, love how beautiful you are...love your clothing :D

  6. this makes me sad that i flaked on you. :( you look gorge by the way after traveling from MB to Atlanta.

  7. You are so beautiful! Your blog date looks like it was a ton of fun...you four look like you could be sisters! Good to hear Bella is doing good :) xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  8. Aw that looks like fun! And if I looked like that after 7 hours of driving I'd be happy. Haha. Glad Bella is doing well! Welcome home.

  9. A blate sounds fun! Unfortunately, I haven't met any bloggers in my neck of the woods - booo! But I'm glad that you had a lovely time! Yay for being able to go home for Christmas!


  10. Looks like the best time!!! So fun. Love meeting other bloggers :)

  11. I love your blog date. I am glad that you get to go home for Christmas. Enjoy it!

  12. Omg, I absolutely love your blog. so upset i am just now finding this! looks like you had a great "blate"!
    New follower :)

  13. you could totally all be sisters! this looks like fun and makes me jealous that you have bloggy friends in the area :( lol
    xox dana

  14. ummm... you all look like SISTERS!

  15. looks like a fun blate to me!!


  16. Great pictures! Looks like it was so much fun!


  17. i'm secretly glad you stole that pic of my blog because I picnik'd it perfectly so we'd all be perfectly tan with a hint of a glow....as you can tell in the STARK comparion to my Bella Cullen skin in the last pic ;)

    this post makes me wish you lived HERE again!!!! I had so much fun!

    BUT i'm so glad you and yo main squeeze get to spend christmas with some family!

    yay - "talk" to ya tomorrow i am sure!!


  18. That is so exciting! I just had my first blate this past Sunday and it was so much fun!!!! It's so awesome to make such good friends through the bloggy world!

    Yay for Christmas and YAY for your pooch feeling better! Hope you had a great Monday! XOXO

  19. SO happy your back- you were missed!

  20. im obsessed with you. that video made me smile!! you are GORGEOUS ms Ashley! and i just KNOW in my heart of hearts that we would be the bestest of friends (you know, not that we arent already are, but in "real" life too!) i truly had the nicest things to say about yall. and that makes me happy :) ATLANTA misses YOU!!

    and ps i am STILL giggling every time i think of the tattoo story and how you told your dad "well you better pray harder" hahaha i love it!

  21. you girls look so cute! hope you had a great night

  22. Ahh so jealous of the blate! Looks so fun :) You girls look gorgeous!

  23. The blate looks so fun! And you look great after a day of traveling!

  24. Looks like you had a blast! You're so pretty! Glad things are working on with your husband's job! I was seriously thinking about it last night & was going to ask! It's like you read my mind or something, ha! :)

  25. The Blate looks like it would be so FUN! Glad you are back - LOVED the pictures, you're such a beauty.

    Come join in on the accessory Swap

  26. Looks like you girls had a blast! So glad to hear Bella is doing well and SO close to freedom!

  27. looks like you all had a blast!

    i wish i had bloggers close
    to where i live!


  28. That looks like so much fun. I can't wait until I get to go on my first blate.


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