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Monday, July 2, 2012

Insta{LOVE} Weekend Recap

Howdy! I hope that nobody stroked out from the heat this past weekend. I think we officially broke a record here on Saturday and made it to 105. With 90% humidity that just feels like sweaty death. Luckily, I was at the lake so I kept myself in the water! 

First item of business for the day is that I'm guest posting today for Megan at Second Floor Living. Megan lives in South Africa - how awesome is that?? That's just one of the reasons I love her though. She's started this really neat series for the summer called Owning Your City. I'm over there today talking about how I own Knoxville. Well, not really, but I'm giving some cool insider tips about what you should check out if you visit here. My personal favs. Check out my post and be sure to support her series all summer long!

My weekend was awesome! Skye was off, and he has taken several weekends off this summer so we could spend more lake time together. I am going to be spoiled by this and probably will cry the next full weekend he has to work. We got to spend time with old friends who we don't get to see very often and watch fireworks to celebrate America. The 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday. I love the summer time, the cookouts, all the patriotic talk and of course the fireworks! We used to have a big 4th of July party at our house every year. We would shoot off our own fireworks (yes we are rednecks) and a friend of ours has even been known to stick bottle rockets in his butt cheeks and fire them off (if that doesn't say redneck then I don't know what does!). I wish I had a picture to show you of that, but sadly I don't. It was so much fun! This will be the 2nd year in a row that we have not had the party - makes me sad!

I digress... Ready for my weekend recap in pictures??? Of course you are! Who isn't ready to see more pictures of the lake that I am always blabbing about? If you follow me on Instagram {nikkib918} then you already saw most of these lovelies. If you don't follow me on Instagram then get with it! :)
My boo -Yes, I know his cop mustache is out of control. I have tried time and time again to rebel againist it, but I'm losing that battle.
My beautiful friend Casey - I think the appropriate caption here is "We're just like you, only prettier" Thank you Miranda Lambert for providing me with such a fitting caption.

Before the fireworks

I love the gold ones!


My best friend (& soon to be maid of honor) was in town from Nashville! LOVE her and miss her so much!

Bless my little red faced heart! The sun beat me up! And yes, those are drunk eyes.
I hope you all had a great weekend too! Is everyone off for the 4th on Wednesday? I'm off but Skye has to work so if you have a pool and would like to invite me over then go right ahead! (Also, for some reason my spell check isn't working in Blogger today so please forgive any horribly misspelled words.)

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34 comments:

emenchho said...

I am on Instagram, but had crappy cell phone reception all weekend, so couldn't even post my own pictures! Looks like you had a great time! :) haha...sorry you're losing the mustache battle. :p

recipeforabeautifullife said...

Looks like another fab weekend at the lake! The pics of the fireworks are great! That is quite the stache Skye is sporting!

I'm off on the 4th and hope to spend the day at my parent's country club laying by the pool! This girl needs a tan!

love jenny xoxo said...

lol love the mustache - too funny! And I love fireworks over the water! Looks like a super fun weekend!

XOXO
Love Jenny XOXO

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I fairly certain the stache classified as 70's porno. Just sayin. And this looks like a faboo time

JJ said...

What a fun post! I love the fireworks photos. We saw some this weekend and I took about a zillion photos. All for the blog of course.

Happy 4th of July!

poptartyogini said...

that is exactly what a pre 4th of july party (and really any 4th of july party) weekend should look like. i'm so jealous. it looks like so much fun! i haven't been to a lake in years. i have wednesday off and i can't wait!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

I am dying over the stache!! Love the drunk eyes red face pic!! Yay for summer!!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Hahaha I love the cop stache! Haha you guys are adorable. Thank god you were at the lake that heat sounds awful!!!

I am Megan said...

My boyfriend also pulls those stache moves every now and again. I normally lose it, and the stache goes.

Your sunburn makes me want to cry. Because I am sooo pale, it hurts like hell when I turn even the slightest pink. And this has also taught me the best remedy for sunburn.

Here goes:
Take about two/three eggs and separate the yolks from the whites.

Then beat the egg white, but not as hard as when you are making meringue. Just slightly.

Rub this all over the affected area. It pulls the burn and most of the redness right out. Hey, I just wrote a post for you. haha

Stephanie said...

Lovin' your Miranda quote. =)
And July 4th is probably my favorite holiday too! We always shoot our own fireworks, although no one has ever thought to shoot them out of their buttcracks. Ten bucks says that if I mentioned it, someone would try it. Hahah. So I won't do that!

smk053078 said...

Bhahaha, I agree with Dusty! That 'stache is straight from Debbie Does Dallas!! LOVE IT!! What a fun time, so jeals of the lake and fireworks!! And please try and get a picture of your friend with the bottle rocket up is butt!!!! Happy 4th!
xo,
Shanna

Tabitha Mahoney said...

I love fireworks. Hey moo-staches are sexy :)

xoxo

Eimear OReilly said...

Just found your blog. It's fab. You look gorgeous. If you get a sec I have a new post up about the SATC prequel. Would love to know what you think.

Your new follower, Eimear x

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Sunkissed and Southern said...

oh lakes and the 4th are the best! that mustache is too funny. i don't know why but you never show up in my feed!! blogger stinks!

Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

Oh My that Mustache! I have no words lol! You, on the other hand, pure doll!!! Looks like a fab and sunny weekend :)

Kelly said...

Until just two years ago I had not know of the AMAZINGNESS that is fireworks on the lake!! The reflection on the water is something that everyone should experience at some point or another, doncha thing?? Beautiful photos-- looks like your weekend was awesome :-)

Alisa Marie said...

Very cute blog! I especially love the name "The Pink Growl" such a unique name for a blog! I'm now following :)

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lori said...

i love following you on instagram now, i feel all caught up even if i cant read your blog all the time!

looks like a fun weekend... love it when besties visit :) and your poor sunburnt face!

ashlyn williams said...

yikes mama, look at that mustache! too fun! & love the fireworks. i am super excited to see fireworks on wednesday, i am such a little kid at heart! :]

xxA
www.letitbebeautiful.com

Makaila said...

you live my dream every weekend chicaroo.. and fireworks over the water!!?!! I'd have done something arrest worthy to have been there. :)

shooting fireworks out of his butt???! Serious!? OUCH!

Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek said...

Thanks for linking up with The Blogger Party!
Keep spreading the word on facebook and twitter, I really appreciate!
Thank you so much for the love & support!!
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Lauren
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Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

so cute - and you should link up with brooke over at liningthecloudswithsilver.blogspot.com she was doing a linkup about this today!

Kristin said...

dang your face got fried!! hope it doesnt hurt!

Fash Boulevard said...

Nikki, adore this. My spell check isn't working either. What the heck? Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

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lucia m said...

loving the pics!


xx

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TheTinyHeart said...

Looks like you had a great time! Seeing fireworks are so much fun :) My little hint for sunburn is to take advil, it helps reduce the redness. Your blog is really adorable and I'm a new follower!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Wine and Summer said...

Looks like you had an awesome weekend on the lake! The fireworks are awesome! and the mustache is out of control! Love it!

Jamie said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend! Hope you have a great 4th!

Meg {henninglove} said...

cute little sunburnt face! and enjoy your 4th, sorry your boo has to work

this hive. said...

love these pics! the drunk eyes pic was too funny haha :) made me laugh!
enjoy the 4th!!!
xox
ellen

Bonnie said...

Mr. A had a mustache for a while. It was awful. Truly awful.

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twiggy@thedirtlife said...

instead of a nice sun-kissed look from mr. sun, it looks like he right out slapped you!! i'm sure venus pissed him off or something.

i love fireworks from the boat...you just can't beat it!!!

laura fancythis said...

um...holy manoly! that kind of heat is just ridiculous!!!!! you still look fab though - i would never look that good in that kind of heat!

Janna Renee said...

That sunburn will turn golden in no time ;) It definitely looks like you had a ton of fun! Happy 4th!