Weekend Recap: Girls Doin' Good

Good Morning girls and guys, I hope everyone had a fab-tabulous weekend! For me, it went by WAY too fast, but then again, what weekend doesn't? I was on the move ALL weekend, as I usually am, but did manage to snap some pics of all the activity. Thank the lord for caffeine and under-eye concealer...these pics would be atrocious without both : )

Friday Night

Friday was a girls' night at the movie. We saw The Lovely Bones and I have to say, I was SO disappointed. I absolutely loved the book when I read it years ago, but this movie was awful. Parts were like a bad acid trip, parts were like a sappy after-school special. I expected way more from Peter Jackson, as I'm a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings movies...sigh...


As I mentioned in Friday's post, I spent Saturday morning volunteering at the Fayetteville Children's House with my girls from Junior League! Although getting up before the crack of dawn on a Saturday is SO not appealing, the reward of knowing I did something worthwhile makes me feel all warm and snuggly : )

(Left to right, clockwise)- Me, Amanda, Elizabeth, Shelly, Shannon, Amber, Lesley B., Megan and Stephenie

(Left to right, clockwise)- Elizabeth, Shelly, Amanda D., Christin, Amanda V., Shannon, Lesley B., Megan, Me, Stephenie and Amber

The Purple Group members vogue it up at Children's House. Work it, girls!

Ever seen my nerd glasses? I only bust em' out when it's incredibly early and my eyes cannot focus. Like, oh, I dunno, at 7 am on a Saturday : )

Lesley B. and Christin looking pretty for the camera!

Shannon and Amanda V.- SUCH sweet girls!

Children's House is a non-profit organization that specializes providing therapy for kids that have been displaced from their homes/families and are currently in the foster care system. I've always known that I was incredibly fortunate to have been raised in a loving and supportive family, but just visiting Children's House made me realize that I need to spend even more time counting my blessings.

The fabulous Red Group!

The Green Group LOVES to pose for pictures! Haha!

It was such a rewarding day and I cannot wait to go back again.

Saturday Night

I saw Book of Eli, that new action movie with the always-yummy Mr. Denzel Washington. The cinematography in this movie was really cool and there was never a dull moment during the 136 minute running time. Lots of blood, explosions, fighting, etc....not really a girly movie, but entertaining nonetheless. The ending was a little "eh", but overall, it was a great movie with an oustanding cast. Oh, and Gary Oldman plays the BEST bad guy I've seen in a long time.


Yesterday was a pretty productive day for this blonde! I finally got the rest of my Christmas decorations taken down, moved my furniture, vacummed AND cleaned out my closet. I even got finished in enough time to tune into Tough Love last night!

How was your weekend? Did you see any good movies? Let's dish!


  1. That's so awesome that you do things like that. I love volunteering, and trying to help those who need it. Kudos to you!

  2. Thanks, Tamara! I love it too, it really does make you feel great!

  3. I came across your blog through Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too! Cute blog! Oh and Im about half way through The Lovely Bones and Im just not really diggin' it. But Ive heard a lot of people say that they didnt like the movie...but its because they loved the book so much. Either way, I'm gonna finish reading it, and check out the movie too! I look forward to following your blog!

  4. Good for you! It is like a natural high!

  5. Hey, I saw Book of Eli too over the weekend. Good but I agree with you on the eh ending. The volunteer work you do is great. Kudos to you for getting out there and doing something.

  6. Cool on the movie reviews. Helps to know which ones are worth seeing. Book of Eli looks really good :o)

    Awesome that you volunteer at Children's House. It's very selfless of you all!

    Love all the photos! Go Green Group!

  7. Hey sweet girl! I saw Sherlock Holmes! It was AMAZING!!!

  8. I didn't make it to the theater this weekend, but I did see two Netflix movies - Up and The Hurt Locker. Up was so sad it was hard for me to enjoy it, but it was a very sweet story. The Hurt Locker was good - very intense.

  9. Sounds like a good weekend! I'm sorry to hear The Lovely Bones wasn't good. I haven't seen it yet, but I was hoping it did the book justice.


  10. Girlie, you look INCREDIBLE for 7 in the morning!! I am beyond impressed.

  11. That is a great thing that you did this weekend!! Oh and thanks for the review on the Lovely Bones.. I was debating whether to see it or not but I think I just may read the book and skip the movie!!

  12. That is so neat to help out the Children's House!

    I bet we will see the Book of Eli next.

  13. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Love the new blog look!

  14. I wanted to see The Lovely Bones so bad! I don't know if I'll see it in the theater now...I never read the book, but it got such good reviews I thought the movie HAD to be good! Also-those are NOT nerd glasses! They are cute!

  15. Cute pics. Your glasses are super cute!

  16. Leslie, I MISS you! Ahhh my life is SO crazy right now!! I wish I had more time to comment and I'm afraid to even look at my Google Reader. But as always you & blog are fab. Thank you so much for YOUR comment, it ALWAYS makes my day! I am secretly plotting a trip to AR for some serious shopping with you sweet friend!! Aannd- get a twitter? It would be so much easier to stay in touch and I have no doubt all the other girls would love to see you on there! xxm

  17. oh, you guys look adorable--if only i looked that good so early in the morning!

    i loved the lovely bones when i read it years ago, but i could never see the movie. the book had me freaked out for days.

  18. Your glasses aren't nerdy... I love them. I think you look great!!!

  19. Looks like you ladies had a blast...i took my mom and sister out for the day on Saturday at the Spa.

  20. That is so great that you volunteer! I like your glasses, not nerdy at all!
    Glad you had a great weekend!
    Hope you have an even better week!!


  21. oh i love volunteer work like this!!! LOVE IT! i need to find a way to get myself more involved because i miss it and you just feel better when you know you are doing something so wonderful for others!!!

    you're an inspiration lady!

  22. I finally saw Julie and Julia and if you haven't seen it, check it out! So cute! I wrote a little blog about it and think its a must see for any blogger out there!

  23. Busy girl - good for you for volunteering for a fab organization, you look cute in your "dweeby" glasses and I'm sad to hear about The Lovely Bones, I thought it would be good. I'm glad you were honest about it though. :)


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