Friday, August 22, 2008

Friend Therapy

This month's girls night consisted of a little pampering for Amy thanks to my friend Jill. I went out, spent a bunch of money on house decorations, got an unexpected present, ate some yummy food and laughed with friends.

I picked Jill up on Saturday night and when she got in the car she had a present for me....so sweet...I LOVE presents! She wrote the nicest card about looking forward to things when you are down about something. And the girliest girl I know reminded me that college football is starting and that I should look forward to that. Now, this is a girl who couldn't care less about football....I am impressed that she even knew the season was about to start. Funny story about my friend Jill and football....she came to a bar with me to watch an Alabama game (amazing), she wore an Alabama hat (even more amazing) and yelled Roll Tide! I was so impressed. Jill wears a dress everyday, loves Hello Kitty and all things girly. Well, we are sitting there screaming and yelling (I of course am peeing in my pants...that's another story) and Jill looks at Joe and I and says, "Why don't they just call it what it is, starting before you are supposed to. Why do they call it a falling star?" Holy shit it was classic! Her big blue eye's looking all confused as we explained, "It's a FALSE START"! So cute!

Anyways, bless her heart, she got me dessert plates from Williams and Sonoma with pictures of vintage football players (and a cheerleader) on them! I LOVE them!!! She quickly pointed out that the color of the plates is Alabama's color and that I can eat on them while I watch a game! Thank you Jill...I absolutely adore them!!!

After opening my wonderful gift, we went to Home Goods and spent 3 hours shopping. Jill is an amazing decorator...I mean seriously, she is awesome! She spent the whole 3 hours helping me break free of my neutrals and symmetry only decorating style and picked things out to make some changes in my house.

We switched out my cream towels in my bathroom for navy blue. The walls are brown so of course I thought only cream would look good but the navy looks awesome! Then, we bought 3 huge apothecary jars for my counter. I filled one with specialty soap (I love unique soap), one with cotton balls and the other will be filled with sea sponges. I de-cluttered and added 1 large rug in the middle of the floor instead of the standard bath mats in front of the tub and shower...it looks freakin awesome!!

We bought a bargain of a lamp for the kitchen bar, some pillows and throws, and some beautiful books. I will post a few pictures of the makeover.....the bathroom pictures will come after I fill my last jar :-)

Wrapping up the night...we went out to dinner where 2 of Jill's friends, Randy and Mark, met up with us. We ate, had some drinks, ate more and basically got kicked out when the restaurant turned the fans off and it seems like the air as well. I had a great time. And, thanks again Dr. Mark for treating us to dinner!



My football plates



One of my giant jars...who knew 3 would look so good together!


Jill and I


Me with some eye candy...Randy and Mark :-)


My $34 lamp!


The decluttered mantel...it used to be packed with pictures


Pretty pillows


My bookshelf that Jill re arranged. She took the covers off of my photography books and it looks so much better!

10 Comments:

Blogger Jill said...

Amy~

I had so much fun on Saturday. I'm glad you like the "cheer up" plates.

I'm so thankful that you would rather shop for decorations than party. :)

Love,
Jill

August 22, 2008 at 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

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August 26, 2008 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

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August 26, 2008 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

What is up with the dis on Massachusetts? Whatever Bitch!

August 26, 2008 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

oops...I put that up 3 times by accident! Oh well...

August 26, 2008 at 7:01 PM  
Anonymous jason said...

See the comment I left on myspace.....oh and you can eat alot for a girl. Have a good thursday. Love you

August 27, 2008 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Hi Amy! Just stopping by to check on you! I think of you from time to time, and say a small prayer. Think positive!!
Much love, Jill

August 29, 2008 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Hi Amy-
I emailed you (again) so let me know if you don't get it. Hope you're doing well and have a great long weekend!

August 29, 2008 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Just read this again~ he he... kinda funny I wore an Alabama hat when I'm an LSU fan??? He He... I really don't care but I do think the Tigers kick butt.

What's the plan for September? What are y'all doing for Labor Day?

August 30, 2008 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger True Companions Plus One? said...

That sounds like an awesome day - and an awesome friend! Now send her my way - I could use some decorating help! lol

September 1, 2008 at 6:15 PM  

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