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Monday, May 28, 2012

What I have been up to...

I hope everyone enjoyed their long Memorial Day weekend.  We were super busy with our first summer vacation and neighborhood block party.  

Today's post consists of a few of my Instagram photos from the past week.  You can find me @becauseshannasaidso. 


Loving my Bauble Bar giveaway win from Jessica at Here and Now.  I am not going to lie.  I have been a giveaway winning fool!  Maybe I should play the lottery. 

Okay, so this one is slightly blurry.  This is a belly dancer at Phara's Mediterranean Cuisine in Austin.  If you live in the area, I highly suggest this place.  You can bring in your own wine or beer and enjoy belly dancing  on Wednesdays! We had our monthly girls' night here and had too much fun!  The food was mediocre, but they have a fabulous outdoor atmosphere. And who can beat a BYOB?!?


All I have to say is this is my new cocktail of choice. Dee-lish!! Get your skinny on!! 


Another place to go if you live in Texas, Sushi Zushi.  Ross and I just can't get enough.  May I suggest the Cosimo and Domain rolls?  Simply heavenly!


Logan and I fed the stingrays at Sea World.  This was seriously one of the coolest feelings ever.  You hold a dead fish between your fingers and they swim up to you like flies on sh*t and suck the fish right out of your fingers.  It's like a vacuum.  We were a little nervous at first, but were pros by the end of the day.  I really could have stood there all day.  Maybe my true calling was to be a marine biologist.  Okay, maybe not. 


I finished the last book of Fifty Shades. I just don't know what to do with myself now. Christian Grey came into my life and then left so suddenly.  I know the writing isn't the best we have ever read, but the story, the love, the passion, the intensity, it always left me wanting more.  Now, what do I have to look forward to when everyone has gone to bed...Nothing but a sad, sad face.  I hope we will see a fourth one in the near future.

 
And these my friends, are my sweet, precious angels on Memorial Day.  They even picked their own swimsuits in honor of the day.  How lucky and blessed am I to have such beautiful and healthy little girls?  God Bless America!

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. Did you do anything exciting?  

Cheers to the best app in the entire world...Instagram!

 

29 comments:

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Glad you had a great weekend girl! If those books are that good, then I need to read them. I know what you mean about feeling sad and not knowing what to do with yourself after finishing a good book. What's a girl to do?!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Blue Dog Belle said...

1. I LOVE that necklace. and I need it now.

2. I'm still having fifty shades of grey withdrawals too :(

Danavee said...

The little ladies are just too cute in those suits.

And I'm halfway through book two. I feel like I should slow down!!!

Always Maylee said...

Seems like you had a pretty fabulous weekend! I love that necklace and the sushi looked delish!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Katie said...

love your necklace and jealous of your winning streak! your girls are adorable!!!!

Simply Sarah said...

love the necklace; you win giveaways all the time! looks like you had a great weekend; I too love the way stingrays feel. They're really creepy but their skin is so soft!!

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Jes said...

I love the necklace and I love the sushi and I love my BOS.

Marie Martell said...

Happy you had a great weekend! My weekend was nice, seen Dark Shadows. Good movie! Have a lovely day :)

xo Marie
http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

I've been dying to try that Skinnygirl Sangria! I just started reading Fifty Shades and I can't put it down. I'd much rather be reading it than here at work, haha. And don't be too sad about finishing the books, the movie is in the works!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Sarah said...

1. Glad to hear the sangria is good. I have a bottle of the peach margarita and its just okay. Though mixed with Sprite its pretty good.

2. Such withdraws with 50. I've heard that 'Bared to You' is good so I am going to try that but I have a feeling nothing is going to compare.

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

LOVE that necklace!!! Your girls look so cute on Memorial Day!!

Ashley K said...

I highly suggest playing the lotto if your on a winning streak you just never know! Your so brave to feed stingrays, they are so crazy looking I don't think I could do that lol Good to know they just feel like vacuums eating the fish. I was going to read Fifty shades but haven't had a chance to grab it I'll have to keep it in mind.

Glad you had such a good weekend :) Sunday was the Golden Gate 75th anniversary so there was a fireworks show but that's about all I did. Thank goodness for long weekends tho!

Michelle P said...

I love that necklace!

Kori Donahue said...

Loving your necklace! Hope you had a great weekend honey... if you get a chance come enter my giveaway for a vintage inspired Snow White necklace and earrings! http://www.blondeepisodes.com/2012/05/snow-white-and-huntsman-giveaway.html

Kori xoxo

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love the necklace! Your girls look precious in their red, white and blue suits!

I am nearing the end of the 3rd 50 Shades book and have been purposely reading slower so it won't end! Glad I'm not the only one that will be dreading the day I don't have Christian Grey in my life :( Let me know if you find something else that is good!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I've been loving your instagram pictures especially the one of your girls! So cute! And you know I love your necklace too of course :)

Xo,
Angela

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Skinny girl drinks, sushi, and time with your fam? Sounds like a perfect weekend to me!

XO,
Erin

Kristin said...

Instagram really is the best app ever!! I'm craving sushi so badly now! And I'll take the skinny girl sangria as well. :) Cute pics! Xoxo

ashlyn williams said...

love love LOVE your necklace + i just got done reading fifty shades darker & i am so excited about the 3rd one, but i dont want it to ennddddd! ha

glad you had a great weekend!
xx, ls

The Sweet Life said...

Have you read Divergent....it's not 50 Shades, but it's a great read. I highly recommend it. Also, I love that necklace in your first pic. Your little girls look so cute!! I hope you had a fabulous long weekend. XoXo

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You always post great IG pics, glad we're friends hehe :)

That necklace is gorgeous! And I totally posted pics of the Skinny Girl Sangria as well. So good!

Erica said...

I'm such a big fan of the Skinnygirl cocktails....so delish!

http://theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

OMG! I know I really love you now. Tell me how the skinny girl sangria was. I sent out a tweet last week asking about them and no response. I LOVE sangria. I want to try the Pina Colada too.

Ashley said...

Those swimsuits are adorable! What is your secret to winning giveaways?? So awesome.

HEIDI said...

lovely photos and love those patriotic swimsuits!

xx heidi
life full of loves

winetastegirl.com said...

Your girls are precious! I'm so glad you had a great weekend and I am also addicted to Instagram. Best invention since Diet Coke:) I'd love for you to check out my Summer Fashion Link Up and show your take on some of my favorite summer trends!
www.winetastegirl.com

Corina Nika said...

Aw great pictures!!

Coco
www.cocorrina.com

Annie said...

Such fun photos Shanna! That skinny girl sangria looks ahhmazing...and I hear ya on 50 Shades, I was SO sad when it was over....but I jumped into another book, and so far so good :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Meaghan said...

I need some Skinny Girl in my life. Asap.

xxM
districtsparkle.blogspot.com

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