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Thoughts For Friday

Jul 6, 2012

Have ya’ll heard the rumors that Emily and Chris Harrison are dating?  I don’t know what to make of this.  Wondering if it is true or a publicity stunt.   Supposedly she ends up with none of the guys on the show this season and is currently with Chris.  And Chris did just separate from his wife of 18 years.  I could see Emily liking Chris because he is famous and wealthy.  Hmm, makes you think…… 

We had a stellar 4th of July.  We grilled out with some friends and watched the fireworks downtown.  Managed to snap one family picture.  I love that Matt is covering his privates because Sterling kept kicking him because he did not want to take a picture!

 I went all out and got very Patriotic with my outfit this year.  And of course I start off any holiday with my favorite drink,  a Lemon Martini.  You can see the pure excitement on Sterling’s face over my outfit. 

Gotta love a holiday sale.  I snagged this dress I have been eyeing forever, finally for 60% off!  Nothing makes me happier than leopard.

{A.P.C Leopard Smocked Dress}

I am officially obsessed with The Lumineers,  they are my new favorite band.  Similar to Mumford and Sons.  ITunes them, I promise you will love the song “Ho Hey.”  I downloaded the whole CD and it is all I want to listen to.  I highly recommend!

I made these pesto pizzas for dinner last night.  I substituted Mozzarella because the hubs does not love goat cheese and they were amazing!  I used pre-bought flat bread (ie. Naan) and just layered with Pesto, Tomatoes, and Cheese.  Bake and Enjoy.

I am so proud of my girl, Britney.  I feel like she is really trying hard and getting her life together.  She has been looking gorgeous lately!  I miss the “Slave for you” days.  Can’t wait to watch her on the X-Factor.

I have put alot of thought into this and if I could have dinner with a group of celebrities it would be: Anderson Cooper, Kelly Ripa, and Neil Patrick Harris.  Call me crazy but I think this would = the best night ever.   I have been obsessed with The Silver Fox forever and I love me some Kelly and Neil.


How adorable is this precious little boy?  It has me convinced I need a pair of Kelly Green boat shoes for Sterling!

 Have a great weekend!

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  1. KatiePerk says:

    The family picture cracked me up. I also love the Lumineers!! Glad you guys had a happy 4th.Nice score on the dress!!

  2. Need to check out the Lumineers! I love Mumford. And poor Matt, that family picture is amazing!

  3. Morgan S. says:

    I love Mumford, will check out Lumineers! Maybe you can crop the family pic – tee hee. šŸ™‚ I know how hard it is to get a good one…with 2 little boys! Emily, man, she is an excellent gold digger, gotta say! I love your coral dress, where did you get it? Your outfit for the 4th was fab. xoxo http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

  4. Where to start, where to start… I love me some Lumineers. I just posted that Hey Ho song on Brandon's Facebook a few weeks ago.

    Looks like y'all had a happy 4th! We watched the fireworks downtown, too. That family picture makes me laugh!

    Oh, and I also have been wondering about Emily and Chris! I could totally see that happening.

    I, too, love the silver fox. You heard he came out the other day, right? Not completely surprising.

    Happy weekend!

  5. Leah says:

    Love your 4th outfit and couldn't agree more about Britney. Happy Friday!

  6. I cannot believe Emily and Chris might be dating?! So scandalous. Loving that family picture!

  7. You look beautiful in your patriotic outfit and your family pic is hilarious!! Oh your poor husband. I'm so curious to find out if Emily and Chris are really dating….that would make me really sad and not like Chris as much…I liked thinking he was happily married with his wife of many years. This will change everything!!! hah

  8. do you read reality steve? he says absolutely no way those rumors are true. emily does end up with one of the guys at the end according to his sources. he's rarely ever wrong.

  9. Kara says:

    We just saw the Lumineers live in Denver last month. They are amazing! if you get the chance you must go see them!

  10. lizziefitz says:

    That dinner party would be the bomb! I am making that pizza ASAP . What is it with men and goat cheese? When are littles come into bed with us the MR always gets kicked at about 2 or 3 am in the the privates , good times;0

  11. Reality Steve has a bachelorette spoiler and it's not Chris!! šŸ™‚

  12. Kyle says:

    Your family picture has me cracking up! Sterling is too cute. I love the personality of that boy! My daughter Hadley just turned three, but loves younger men. Ha! : ) Mumford and Sons are playing a concert here in Hoboken August 1st at our pier. We are definitely going to attend.

  13. I am dying over your family portrait. That's a keeper, for sure šŸ™‚

  14. First of all you and our family are all equally adorable! Love the fits. Secondly I'm making that pizza this weekend!!!

  15. Your family picture is priceless! Love those green shoes – I think I need a pair for me! šŸ˜‰

  16. Lili says:

    that family pic is HILAR!

  17. I really hope that rumor about Emily and Chris is false! Fingers crossed! Go Team Sean šŸ™‚

  18. Bri says:

    So I gave in and read the spoilers for this season. (realitysteve.com….he gets it right every single season). I won't ruin it for everybody, but she is definitely still with one of the guys from the show, not Chris Harrison! šŸ˜‰

  19. Your fam looks so cute! Sterling is funny! Love your outfit!

  20. meg says:

    Emily is absolutely not together with Chris Harrison! I am friends with the guy she chooses, and they are planning a wedding. And it is not Chris! How awful would that have been! Beautiful 4th of July dress, and that Pizza looks amazing! Your blog is the best. xx

  21. Taylor says:

    add andy cohen to the mix and i'd definitely agree its the perfect dinner!! love the 4th of july outfit, and especially the covering the jewels picture! I really, really hope the thing with chris + emily is a rumor…. that would be a great scandal but I feel like it would just be so horrible too!? happy weekend!


  22. That family photo is the best! Totally made my day. šŸ™‚

  23. Lala says:

    Loves me some Brit Brit! I will have to check out The Lumineers, thanks for the recommendation. Happy weekend šŸ™‚

  24. Melissa Wags says:

    I love that Meg is from Scotsdale, Arizona and she says she "is friends with who Emily picks" and Aurie is from Scotsdale too :))) {giddy with excitement} šŸ™‚

  25. Val says:

    Your dress is beautiful and the necklace is gorg.

  26. Michaela says:

    From what I heard from my friend (who knows the producer of the bach!) They are most definitely not dating and she is 100% dating one of the guys on the show. (I won't spoil it, though! hehe) He could be fibbing, but I don't think so.

    Your family photos are so cute. Love your outfit!! xo

  27. I think I would have to add Andy Cohen to your dinner party in addition to the others! He is amaze! Did you see wwhl the night he had Kelly ripa and mark on?!? Pure genius! Glad you had a great 4th!!! xx.

  28. so much to comment on here! Love the family shot (lol on the garding from kicking), LOVE your dress! I need to try that pizza too! Hope you had an amazing 4th! xo


  29. I love that you said 'privates'! šŸ™‚ We use the word privacy…and my girl says b's instead of v's….so it's pribacy. Happy weekend sweets!

  30. I'm in love with the Lumineers too! Bookmarked it this week, downloading it this weekend šŸ˜‰
    Love your outfit!

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  32. You look gorgeous and happy. Pizza looks yummy, and those shoes are fabulous!! Oh and I think that would be an incredible date group too šŸ™‚

  33. Love the family picture! so cute!