I Struck Gold!

The title of this post should be "I Struck Gold!...And Other Random Musings" because this post is quite the random assortment of my weekend.  So brace yourself and bear with this all-over-the-place post!

Happy Monday everyone--did y'all have a good weekend?

Today is my first day watching Cuties A and B for the summer and I couldn't be more excited.  If you're new to the blog, click here to read about the Cuties.

Remember my Gold Digger Post from oh so long ago?  Well I'm glad to say that I am no longer a gold digger!  I struck gold when I bought a new pair of Jacks last weekend.

I love their shine!

I've had them for 8 days now and think I've worn them for 7 out of the 8!

Last night's outfit!

Aren't they lovely?

Now on to the rest of the randomness of this post!

Friday afternoon I was out with my dad running errands and he put on the following song asking me to guess who it was.  I had no clue, but thought it sounded kind of country/Shania-esque.

What do y'all think?  Are you as shocked as I am that this Lady Gaga?!  I actually love the song and am planning to add it to my iTunes!

Friday night we watched Just Go With It.  I have always loved Adam Sandler and also love Jennifer Aniston so the movie did not disappoint.  It was funny and cute, but I did think had a lot of sexual humor/references that could have been left out. 

Saturday morning my cousins, CAE and CJE, and I went to a Mary Kay event called Makeovers and Muffins.  My good friend sells Mary Kay and the event was fun!  I'll post about it later this week.

Saturday afternoon I went on the hunt for some Euro pillows.  My Garnet Hill shams (which I posted about here) came in.  The quilt was on back-order and should come in this week.  Here is a sneak peek of the pillows and I can't wait to reveal the final look once the quilt comes in.

When I get the quilt I plan to put it on the bed and put my current spread at the bottom of the bed and current shams in front of the two Euro shams.

Saturday night I babysat and the last hour or so I got the most horrible migraine and was just feeling really out of sorts.  When I got home I took a nice, hot bath in my parents HUGE jacuzzi (it could probably hold 4 adults easily) and munched on some of my Lilly animal crackers.  I'm only sharing this tidbit of the weekend with you, because I figured my fellow Lilly lovers would get a kick out of the thought of me eating Lilly animal crackers in the tub!  I came out feeling refreshed!

Lilly and a hot bath..what more could you want?

Sunday we decided to grill out.  My dad is a really good cook and always comes up with the most creative meals.  Last night we had hamburgers that he put chopped up onions in and seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.  He also cooked a zucchini, squash, and onion side.  I made baked macaroni and cheese.  I also baked the S'more Cookies Glitterista posted about here.  It turned out to be the perfect night to cook out--it was cool with a nice breeze!

Pink Lemonade I made

Baked Mac-N-Cheese
I will be posting the recipe Friday!

My plate!
CJE let us use the cutest bamboo straws she got when she went to Costa Rica for Spring Break last year!

My dad's burger was prettier so I snapped a pic of that too!

While we were eating, a lightning bug decided to join us and landed in my mom's hair!

Can you see him?

S'More cookie for dessert!

After dinner, I snapped a few pictures around our yard!

Lillies have always been one of my favorite flowers and these are gorgeous!

Isn't this little guy cute?

pretty pink and purple pansies!

Was that enough randomness for you?  How was your weekend?

If you've made it this far in the post, I have two last things!
  1. Remember last week I realized how close I was to 300 followers and also the 3 month mark?  As you all know, I made a little goal when I realized it, to get 300 followers in 3 months.  I'm so close, just 7 followers away!  Please, if you're new to the blog or a normal reader that hasn't yet decided to follow, please do!
  2. Also, remember last week I made a Sundresses & Smiles Facebook page.  Do you also remember the embarrassing pouty picture I posted on Friday?  Well that picture was just one of a little photo-shoot to find a pout worthy of the blog.  In order to entice you to check out the Facebook page, I added a much more embarrassing pout picture on Facebook.  So click here to check it out! 
Have a Happy Monday!


  1. I watched just go with it on saturday, so good!

  2. That pink lemonade looks incredibly refreshing, what a fun weekend!

    Love the new linens, too!

  3. Boy you covered the gamut here alright! Love your new shoes..you look beautiful in them (have the same and they are horribly abused because they look good with everything) NO I can't believe that is LG, she does sound like she has a slight country twang:) but her voice rocks.
    Your bbq looks yummy and so funny about posting the bug in your moms hair.....shes a good sport!
    Congrats on almost 300 followers..thats amazing!
    Stop by if you haven't already, doing a great giveaway for a gorgeous Kilim bench!

  4. actually really like most of Lady Gaga's new songs too.

    that mac n cheese looks soooo good right now! Havent had it in forever

  5. sounds like such a fun and relaxing weekend! Love your gold Jacks-I have gold ones too and they go with literally everything! Yum that hamburger looks delicious, I don't know what it is about Summer but I crave burgers all the time! And sitting in the tub eating Lilly crackers-too funny!

  6. I'm hungry now! Looks like you had a lot of fun this w/e! -e

  7. Yay for the gold Jacks!!! Those cookies are making my mouth water! xx

  8. I'm obsessed with my gold Jacks too. I wonder what I wore before I had them.

    Your pink lemonade looks delish! I love grilling out in the summer. In fact, I wrote about that today too!

  9. Migraines are the worst!!! :/

    And your dinner looks amazing. I want some hamburgers and pink lemonade now, too!

  10. I didn't know Lilly made those ~ How fun! It sounds like you had a good weekend - mac n' cheese always helps!

  11. oh my gosh, now I want those gold ones!!!! You are killing my wallet :)
    And I love, love, LOVE the shams!

  12. I love your new Jacks, I am thinking about getting the wedges but I am not sure about them just yet. Sounds like you had a great relaxing weekend!

  13. What a great weekend....I LOVE your new Jack's....and I cannot wait to see your recipe for the Mac and Cheese on Friday. Happy Monday honey!

  14. I can't believe that was Lady Gaga. She sounded kind of country! I do think she is a talented singer, maybe a little weard, but still a good singer. Sounds like you had a very nice weekend.


  15. Sounds like a fab weekend! I found the shampoo you suggested on Amazon- thanks again for the tip! That dinner looks delicious and I cannot wait for your recipe post last this week!!! Have fun with the Cuties!

  16. I've been wanting to see that movie too! LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes.

  17. I always get in my parents jacuzzi when I need to relax too! Wish I could bring it along with me to school!!

  18. Bonjour ! I stumbled upon your blog by chance and I'm happy I did ! I love it & I'm your newest follower :) That mac & cheese looks SO delicious - too bad it's not common at all in France (I'm a big mac & cheese fan, you can imagine my sorrow). Love the shoes ! So pretty, especially with that pink pedicure :)
    Bisous !!

  19. love me some jack rogers! i keep putting off buying another pair....my platinum ones have just about had it. cute blog! so glad you stopped by mine! :)

  20. mmm. that mac n cheese looks delectable!

  21. Congrats on almost 300! Yes, I read the entire post. Yes, I want that mac and cheese.Yes, I liked your Facebook page and forgot to come back here and comment... happy Monday golden girl! (I say that because of the gold shoes, not like calling you an old person.)

  22. Yay for new JRs! Such a great feeling to put that shiny metallic on your feet, haha

  23. Those gold jacks look great on your tan feet! I'm rocking my silver pair right now. :) That pink lemonade looks picture-perfect, too.

  24. Great post! A lot of fun. Love the new jacks.

    I agree. It does sound Shania-like.

    Wonderful weekend for you. My hubby painted our bedroom so I was on kiddo duty on weekend.

  25. that cookie looks so yummy! and so does the pink lemonade! :-) I love the new background btw.

  26. Fun weekend stuff...it was definitely a *FULL* weekend! I love the shams, btw, it is going to look amazing...and now that you pointed out that Lady Gaga song, I think I might have to add that one to the list as well, it doesn't sound much like her, but I like it!

    P.S. After your post about Clinique, I totally had to go to Nordstrom's and get in on that action, I was *SO* disappointed when they didn't have any of the Trina Turk bags left! I still got my bonus, I just gave that terrible bag to my two year-old, she loves it! But thanks for the tip because the goodies were FABULOUS!!! I'm completely in love with the lipstick...

  27. Yay! I'm so glad you made the s'mores cookies! They're just far too good. It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend, and I love your new shoes. ;) XOXOXO

  28. Haha, yes, random post but I loved it all! A. New jack rogers are so cute! B. I thought "Just Go With It" was a great movie, and I actually went to high school and cheered with Brooklyn Decker (Adam Sandler's love interest in the movie). She's so down-to-earth and sweet in person! C. The pillows are lovely, can't wait to see the quilt, and D. Looks like you had such a fun weekend! :)

  29. Sounds like such a great weekend. I love those shoes, perfect for summer. I loved Just Go With It, a very cute movie.

    Julie. littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com

  30. Glad you got your Jack's :) Love the new bedding! All the food looks yummy :) Cute pics! xoxo

  31. Love your new gold JR's - I live in mine too! Sounds like such a fun weekend... and I'm thinking I MUST try those s'more cookies! XOXO

  32. I loved the music in Just Go With it. Cute movie!

    That s'more cookie looks SO GOOD! And so does the mac and cheese. YUM!

  33. What a great post! I love my gold Jack Rogers too! And I really want to see Just Go With It!

  34. The smoore's cookies look really good. Is the recipe on here? Will definitely have to try this Mac N Cheese recipe, it looks amazing!


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