Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sassafras Christmas Party

This past Monday the Sassafras got together at Pastor Arlene and Mr. Vernon's house for our Christmas party. This year everyone was able to attend, Whitney had the flu last year, plus our husbands/boyfriends. 
They have the most peaceful home! 

Me, Whitney, Karen
Cari, Bre, Deneen, Arlene, Sha, Robbie

I'm truly not exaggerating when I say we have THE most fun and we are always rolling in the floor at something that one of us has come up with. Our hashtags in our group text messages are absolutely hysterical. 

I was in charge of bringing a dessert.
Brownie Oreo Truffle friends.


Mama Arlene and Mr. Vern

Rueban, Robbie, Arlene
Jake, Cari, Deneen

Steven and Sha

Daniel, Whitney, Brynn

Love this picture Bre took!

Karen and Matt

Robbie and Shane talking after dinner.


So the salon drew names, we had a $20 limit, and each went one at a time opening our gifts, and we also played the white elephant game with gag gifts. We had SUCH a great time! I told y'all I couldn't wait to share the gag gift I came up with.. I was at Ingle's getting everything I needed and at the last minute I thought hhmmm I wonder if they have anything in this $1 kids section. 
Well....

Has anyone seen this??


It has become a joke in the salon.. everything is six hunnit n fiddy dollas.
SO.
I found this play money and I just couldn't resist. Somewhere the creative juices started flowing and this is what I came up with.


Everyone was cracking up and Whitney ended up stealing it for her white elephant gift that they do with her family at Christmas. 


Such a fun night of fellowship! Definitely lots of laughs and I'm so glad everyone and the spouses/boyfriends were able to be apart of it as well!
We truly have such a wonderful work family!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Weekending


OH heeeeyyyy...
It's just me..
Ashley..
I know I was only here once last week. Not much has been going on except busy at work making every one feel and look their best for Christmas! Busy Busy Busy!
Nothing exciting going on here except for lots of rest this weekend and cuddling with my Pups. 
I have loved just relaxing and admiring my tree that I have yet to share with you guys.. one of my favorites!

Here is my weekend in no particular order..

1.

It has been forever since I have made Chicken Alfredo. Probably because its an order of thunder thighs with a side of badonkadonk.. I did however find a low calorie sauce recipe that I can share with you guys. Shane LOVED it! Now for the fatty part.. I DID add cheese tortellini. Oh my goodness it was divine and we got our Italian fix.


2.

I FINALLY ordered our Christmas cards! Yet another year a tad bit late. The good news is it shipped the next day so I am expecting them any time now! Whoo hoo!


3.

Kyli turned 8 Saturday! 
She wanted me to let you guys know she is 8 years young.


4.

I probably follow way too many humane society and shelter pages on Facebook. I just love animals.
It kills a piece of my soul to know how many dogs and cats suffer out there because there are ignorant people who THINK they need a dog/cat, just to bring them home to neglect them and treat them like crap. 


 Another thing that could help with so many dogs and cats being in shelters is people getting their animal spayed/neutered! There are SO many places that offer discounts on this type of thing and you can get certificate discounts online and the vet will honor it! I did this with Mara when I decided it was best her forever home would be with us! It took all of 5 minutes to fill out. 
I realize this is my opinion and people may not see this topic the way I do, however I want to do everything I can to help save a life. If you have someone that is considering getting a cat/dog for Christmas step up and ask them have they FOR SURE thought of the long term road with them?? And encourage them to ADOPT NOT SHOP! There are SO many precious animals in shelters that deserve a LOVING, FOREVER home. I promise they know exactly where they come from and will give you unconditional love. 


5.

Our Salon Christmas party is tonight!
I'm so excited we are all bringing our spouses and also playing the white elephant game. 
Can't wait to share with y'all one of my white elephant gifts. It's pretty clever if I do say so myself. Even Shane was cracking up.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Annual Hopper Girls SAV Trip 2014

Saturday we set out early to make our way to Savannah for our annual trip!
You can read more about the previous years here.
After what seemed like a forever ride in the fog almost the whole way there, we finally made it to Tybee! After fighting the parade traffic that we just happened to make it in time for, we got checked into the hotel, changed and made our way to Sundae Cafe for their famous fish tacos. If you are EVER on Tybee I suggest you check them out. They have tons of goodies on the menu but these are irresistible! This was my only request on the trip. FYI they are closed on Sundays.


After that we ended up at one of our favorite stores, Seaside Sisters, and SURPRISE!!! Mary Kay Andrews was there signing books! She was super sweet and didn't give a second thought to take pictures with us. I have already started her newest book too and it is SOOOO good!



Sunset Saturday night headed to Savannah.


Now, the previous years we head down to Riverstreet because they have vendors set up along the street. They have the best stuff! And what I was really looking forward to was getting these amazing candles I found last year. However, due to the downtown parade traffic, we rode around for two hours fighting traffic and trying to find a parking place, only to get lost in another part of town and finding our way back to Tybee. 
It. Was. Crazy. 

Sunday we got up and had breakfast at this great breakfast place. I had what seemed like the best spinach and veggie omelet ever. 
We then took a walk out on the beach to look for some seashells. It was FREEZING and so windy it cut right thru you. I had my ears covered up and the wind was just cutting thru my scarf. Yikes.






After that we made our way back to Riverstreet... soooo much easier than the night before BUT none of the vendors were there. It's only Friday and Saturday. Boo we missed it! We shopped a couple of shops anyway and of course I had to stop and get Coach some sweet goodies.



Last minute fun with Santa!






And that's a wrap! 
Please excuse me, I have to get back to reading!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pampered Chef Shower

In honor of our anniversary a couple weeks ago, I was going to get this post out sooner than now. I realized I never blogged about my Pampered Chef shower hosted by my cousin and Matron of Honor, Wendy. 
It was SO much fun! While making a PC dish, we played a couple of fun games, I got to use some of their AWESOME cooking items, which we received several as gifts from my awesome family, and then of course, we ate a good meal!
I do remember it being DELICIOUS! 
I know the recipe came home with me so I need to try and make it again.
Stephanie was our PC hostess and she was so much fun!
Here is Pampered Chef in pictures!

































Thank you so much Wendy for such a wonderful shower!
What a great idea for one and I am still using so many of our kitchen tools today.. especially the pizza stone.. it's amazing!

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