Monday, October 31, 2011

Man Candy Monday: The Scary Movie Men

Happy Halloween! To celebrate the holiday I'm changing it up a bit and selecting three men. All of these guys were in my teen scary movies - Freddie Prinze, Jr. in I Know What You Did Last Summer and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Skeet Ulrich in Scream and The Craft, and Josh Hartnett in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and The Faculty.

Yup, I'm making this a triple threat post! Fest your eyes on these horror movie hotties!

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Freddie James Prinze, Jr.

March 8, 1976

Relationship Status
Married to Sarah Michelle Gellar (they had a daughter together in 2009)

Interesting Facts
-His father, Freddie Prinze, was a comedian/actor who committed suicide when Freddie was only 1.
-Speaks fluent Spanish and Italian.

Notable Roles
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
She's All That

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Skeet Ulrich (real name: Bryan Ray Trout)

January 20, 1970

Relationship Status
Married to an English actress (they have twins, a boy and girl)

Interesting Facts
-He had open heart surgery at the age of 10.
-Was nicknames Skeet by a Little League coach who said he was like a mosquito.

Notable Roles
Law & Order: Los Angeles
As Good As It Gets
The Craft

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Joshua Daniel Hartnett

July 21, 1978

Relationship Status
Most recently linked to model, Sophia Lie. Dated Scarlett Johansson for two years. Also linked to Rihanna.

Interesting Facts
-Caught robbing a Dairy Queen when he was 16. Turned out he and his friends were making a film.
-Is a vegetarian.

Notable Roles
The Faculty (another teen "scary" movie!)
Pearl Harbor
40 Days and 40 Nights
The Black Dahila

Which one of these actors did you think was cute back in the day? Maybe none are your taste - that's OK. Link up and share who your pick is!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Glam Halloween Costume

Today's Fashion Friday / Friday's Fancies is Halloween themed! If I were able to dress up as anything and have no budget to worry about, I think a princess costume would be the way to go. I mean, who didn't want to be a princess at one time in their life?

And Seriously, check out this INCREDIBLE dress. Pretty sure if I owned that beauty I'd wear it daily.
Pretty Princess

Since this costume is dripping with diamonds, the sparking beauties are on my mind. I'm excited to be ordering an item from Kranichs real soon. They are a site that reached out to me and they have lots of beautiful items such as princess cut diamond engagement rings (to go with the above theme ;) and pearls.

What would your dream costume be? And what is your costume this year? Because I've been so sick there was no way I could go buy a costume so I'll be recycling two looks: Snooki and a flapper...separately, of course. Not Snooki as a flapper ;)

Blogging about fashion today? Be sure to play along with Kori of Blonde Episodes and AV of Long Distance Loving. You're sure to meet some great, new friends!

Nashville, Round 2

And my Tennessee tale continues...

Tailgating! Woo hoo! I wanted so badly to get the real college football tailgating experience and I sure did. Saturday morning we headed to Knoxville to catch a University of Tennessee game with my friend Stephanie's boyfriend and his friends. On this day I got to fully understand the meaning of southern hospitality. These people were so genuinely nice and welcoming that I was in awe. Hugs, drinks, and food were immediately offered to me and I felt like I was a part of their group instantly. Although UT lost to LSU, it was awesome to see be there.

Sunday we woke up early to stop by a Waffle House (my first time!) so I could have some hash browns covered, smothered, and capped - which means they were made with onions, cheese, and mushrooms. Yum! And can I pause for a second to mention that all of the food in Tennessee is cheap? You can get a legitimate meal for well under $10. Amazing.

Because I was so sick, and managed to get poor Steph sick as well, we headed back to Nashville and lounged for the rest of the day. Originally we were going to go to Gatlinberg to see the Smokey Mountains and Dollywood, but we were so exhausted we skipped it and rested up for a tour that night.

I highly recommend the Nashville Ghost Tour to anyone in the area. It's held year-round and so much fun! It's a great way to learn about Nashville history, see cool places, and gather for scary stories. From the state capital building, to Printer's Alley, to the Ryman, we walked all over Downtown Nashville and had a blast! It was the perfect end to my Tennessee trip.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Haunts

I've been wanting to pin everything Halloween related since about September 1 but I've refrained. Sadly, due to my vacation and being sick I haven't even enjoyed that amazingness that it Halloween this year. No pumpkin patches, haunted houses, or even costume buying. Boo!

Now that my favorite holiday is just a few days away, I think it's appropriate to bust out the orange and black!

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Today I'm linking up with two awesome ladies, Michelle of The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesdays and Christianna of The Girl With the Blue Bow for What the Hell Wednesday. My what the hell moment, of course, being that I have yet to enjoy any Halloween festivities. Be sure to visit these ladies and play along with these wonderful blog hops!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Nashville Recap

My trip to Tennessee was amazing/disastrous at the same time. I got to do and see so many things that I am still in awe of; however, the night I landed I got sick and still remain sick today. Worst cold ever! Let's focus on the wonderful aspects though.

My great friend Stephanie recently moved to Nashville and welcomed me with open arms to experience her new city. And because Steph is the best, I got to take it all in first class style. Here's a breakdown of how the first two days of the trip went:

Breakfast at Arnold's - an unassuming Nashville staple featuring meat and 3. Great, country food.

After breakfast I headed to Franklin, a suburb, with one of Steph's best friends, Cassie. Franklin is the quintessential small town with a historic town square that we spent lots of time exploring antique shops. I even picked up a cute antique key charm that I plan on finding a necklace chain for.

Fun fact: Justin Bieber recently filmed a Christmas music video in Franklin.

Thursday night we headed to the Americana Music Awards at the famous Ryman Auditorium. It was my first awards show and way cool to be in the presence of so many talented people - some of which included Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers, and the Civil Wars. And at such a respected venue that's housed countless talented acts. To end the night we grabbed some food and drinks at a fun bar with friends.

I did more in this day than I have ever done in my entire life! Before anything I got myself some biscuits and gravy and savored every minute of the meal. First real stop of the day, The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home and burial place. I have an American Studies degree so I eat this kind of stuff up. Next was Belle Meade Plantation, an incredible estate that was home to the most successful horse breeding/racing family in American history. Every major race horse that you have ever heard of descends from the horses that were once at Belle Meade. There's even a winery on the estate so I indulged in some really tasty vino.

After the tourist events we cleaned up and prepared for the most exciting part of my trip - a night at the Grand Ole Opry. Because Stephanie is ahmaaaazing and has a kick ass job, she got us backstage passes so we got to take in the concerts on stage. Yup, we were those cool people. The reason we were there was to see Josh Turner and he did not disappoint. He has a fantastic voice, is HOT, and super nice. After he performed we went to his dressing room and I got a picture with Josh.

No night in Nashville is complete without hitting up the honky tonks on Lower Broadway. Door to door bars, live music, dancing, and a great time. Because I was so sick, we only hung out for a few hours and in that time I partook in my first whiskey shots (I'm more of a clear alcohol kinda gal) and managed to lose my driver's license. Nice way to end the night right? :(

Sorry for such a long recap, I actually tried keeping it short. And please excuse the pictures - I know i look like death.

Come back Thursday to hear about the rest of my trip!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Man Candy Monday: Josh Turner

Today's Man Candy Monday is inspired by my trip to Nashville last week. I was fortunate enough to meet country music singer, Josh Turner, and can testify that he's even more attractive in person. Plus he's a family oriented man which makes him that much more awesome! Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry I witnessed him hanging out with his wife and three sons before going on. It was pretty awesome. From what I understand, he's a good Christian man. That's refreshing since it's usually all about sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Or at least the stereotype is that.

Check out those eyes...and that smile!

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Source: via Leeann on Pinterest

Come back tomorrow to see a pic of me with this country music hunk!

Josh Otis Turner

November 20, 1977

Hannah, South Carolina

Relationship Status
Married to Jennifer Ford who also sings backup for him and has appeared in one of his music videos.

Deep voice

Fun Fact
Scotty McCreaty (last year's American Idol winner) repeatedly sang Josh's song "Your Man" on the show.

Long Black Train
Your Man
Everything is Fine

Hot right? Now it's your turn to try and pick someone hotter - go on, I dare ya ;) Grab the button, post about your man of the week, and link up!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Think Pink!

Hello, friends! I'm back from my trip to Tennessee. Unfortunately, the night I landed in Nashville I got sick and I am still dealing with a nasty cold over a week later. Next Tuesday I'll have a recap. Until then, let's talk fashion.

Today it's all about thinking pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I work for an event planning company that produces fundraising events that raise money for cancer care and research. Every day I am touched by the dedication people have to conquering cancer.

In honor of this special month dedicated to pink, I put together an outfit comprised of items I found on NET-A-PORTER and I'm kinda loving it. Pretty sure the Kershaw Jimmy Choos below are the most beautiful pumps I have ever seen.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Notte by Marchesa ruffle dress
$695 -

Paul Joe jacket
$615 -

Jimmy Choo suede high heels
$1,695 -

Miu Miu leather clutch
$470 -

Monica Vinader stackable ring
$470 -

Monica Vinader stone jewelry
$550 -

Monica Vinader facets jewelry
$900 -

Today I'm linking up for Friday's Fancies with Long Distance Loving and Fashion Fridays over at Blonde Episodes, two fun, fashion related blog hops that take place. Be sure to head over to these link ups and play along!