Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fabulous Friday's... 5 days late and on a Wednesday!

I have been a bad blogger lately... I feel bad about it too. It isn't that I don't have enough to write about, (I have enough drama and craziness going on in my life to write about 5x a day), or that this blog isn't important to me, (I look so forward to my little 'all about me' sessions), it is just that... well nothing, I don't have a good excuse. So sorry, I promise I will be better!

I am loving blog world! It is taking a little while to get the hang of it and after a quick 15 followers (my mom and closest friends) I found myself in a 'follower fall-off' state of depression. ha - silly I know, but if you don't already or think you know someone who would, send a little follower love my way.... only so I have something to look forward to each day :)

Well, back to my post...

I am totally aware that today is Wednesday. I also am totally aware that this blog is named "Fabulous Friday's." My plan last week was to start a weekly shout-out to something specific on Friday's that is super FABulous in my life. However, Friday came and went and I am just now getting around to it. That's me... take it or leave it!

So this Fri/Wednesday is my first FABULOUS FRIDAY and the shout out goes to: my DIVA COMPETITION TEAM!

As some of you may know my family owns a dance studio. My mom and I spend nearly every waking moment working, thinking, doing cleaning, teaching, rehearsing, (you get the picture)ing for the studio. Which of course, I wouldn't have any other way because I am amazed at the fact that my "job" is to dance around with kids all day and the appropriate dress is sweats. And as a little cherry on the top, I love what I do; how many other 20-somethings can say that about their jobs.

A lot of what consumes my time, energy, and rhinestoning habit is our Diva Competition Team. The DCJ DIVAS are a group of 30 girls ranging in age from 6-18 that competes locally and nationally against other dance studios. Last year our studio was ranked the #1 Dance Studio in Texas and #29 in the Nation thanks in part to their high scores at competition. These girls put in a lot of extra hours and money just to get out there and strut their stuff.

We just finished our second competition of the season this last weekend and our girls walked away with extremely high marks both times they competed. This weekend alone we took 7 of the top 10 overall spots in junior solos! During our first showing of the year we swept the 1st overall spot in EVERY group category, yes, every one!!! We won top Mini Group, Top Junior Group, Top Senior Group and Top Production! Our senior girls competed 4 dances and had 4 dances in the top 10....crazy right... I could go on listing accolades or I could just say how FABULOUS my DCJ DIVAS are and how absolutely proud I am of all they have accomplished already. You are all such a bright life in light in my life and I am so thankful for all of you.

Check out our 2x Top Junior Group and OVERALL High Score of the ENTIRE COMPETITION here!

Oh and DIVA LOVE – y’all are truly FABULOUS!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

Well it's official, spring is here! My trees are budding, the sun is shining and thank goodness for temps in the 70s. Spring has sprung and I couldn't be happier!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Crafty Moment

For those of you that don't know I am in the process of planning my March 12, 2011 wedding. We have nearly a year to go and I have a feeling that this blog will have updates and tidbits about my wedding, because after all, that is that is going on in my life.

Well this past weekend we had our Engagement Party. It was so much fun and more perfect then I could have imagined! My mom & Ricky's mom really outdid themselves to create a wonderful party in every way!

I didn't really have anything to do with the weekend, except that my mom wanted me to create something 'wedding themed' for the front door and maybe to use at future showers to identify the home. I now realize that I should have taken how-to, in the process pictures - beginner blogger mistake! (next time, I swear)! And I am well aware that these two 'colors' are a little wild in terms of wedding colors, LEOPARD & PEACOCK - whoo-hoo, THANKS, that's what I was going for. I love this color combo and love this fab new wreath I made - complete with a "K" for my new last name!

Feathers, glitter, rhinestones and a leopard bow, that's my kind of wreath :)

Any wedding crafts you can share with me?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hiking Done Right!

As some of you may know, Ricky and I went on a mini-vacay this past weekend. It was a gift from his parents, so of course we were grateful for any offer of a free vacation. But you know the saying "if it looks too good to be true then it probably is," well these were my thoughts exactly when he told me where we were going.... CAMPING!!!

Now those of you who know me well would probably never use the words 'Jordan' and 'Camping' in the same sentence, except to say "Jordan would never go camping." But I put on my big-girl-I’m-a-trooper pants and packed up the car to head to Turner Falls, Oklahoma.

Now let me be clear that this blog post is less about our trip and more about our HIKE, that’s right, I went on a hike!!! Whoo-hoo, look at me, outdoorsy girl!!!

Now, while I had a surprisingly wonderful time on our "camp out" which was really in a cabin with TV and running water :) and Ricky did make me an amazing breakfast in bed of french toast... all and all a wonderful trip!

But the highlight was one afternoon when we went on a wonderful hike. It was so beautiful and quite challenging - but after three long hours, an "injury" via a cacti needle and a few tears (for fear of dying by falling off a cliff) we made it to the top. Now as much as I am not a camping person I am probably even less of a hiking type of person. And let me be clear, this was a hard core, could have died a few times, lots of dirt and bugs and twigs type of hike, but rest assure I wore diamonds, a hot pink fleece, and OF COURSE a rhinestoned leopard t-shirt!

Hiking done my way!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Well Hello Everyone!

It's official - I have jumped on the blog bandwagon! It isn't that I particularly have anything important to say or that I feel like anyone will even read this, but it seems fun! Thanks to my BFF Allison and her blog, Smart & Sassy I have become slightly obsessed with reading other people's blogs and just thought, what the heck, why not start my own!?

I look forward to a fun outlet of writing for myself as well as a way to stay in touch with friends and family along the way!

Eek! How fun and exciting!

All I have to say is WELCOME TO MY WORLD! It is filled with lots of love and talk about my great new fiance and our upcoming wedding (363 days in counting), our 2 beautiful doggies, dance studio drama and of course lots of LEOPARD and RHINESTONES!!!