Friday, July 1, 2011

A few things before we part for the 4th

I don't know about y'all, but this week flew by for me and I'm not complaining one bit.  Want to know what else I'm not complaining about?  The 3 day weekend we have coming up, which I plan on spending at the pool while enjoying some frosty beverages with friends. 

Speaking of frosty beverages, I've wanted to share this with y'all since Robert text me about it earlier this week.  Did you know that Crystal Light now sells a limited edition MOCKTAIL mix?  
Contains just 5 calories and 0 carbohydrates per 8 fl. oz. serving / Sweetened with a blend of non-nutritive sweeteners
Since the word "MOCKTAIL" isn't in my vocabulary, what I plan on doing is mixing a pitcher of the Crystal Light Margarita and adding tequila and fresh squeezed lime.  Homemade Skinnygirl Margarita anyone?  Done way cheaper?  Done and done. 

I will have to let you ladies know how it turns out when I get back to blogging after the 4th. Let's hope it's as tasty as I envision. 

Also, I'm excited about debuting my 4th of July bikini (under a cover-up) that I got at WAL-MART.  Yes, Wal-Mart.  The bottoms are red tie and the top navy blue with white star halter.  Only $6 a piece. 

Who would have thought Wal-Mart had cute suits?  News to me, but their OP line is super affordable and very cute.  You should def give if it a look.
Could not find star top online, but string solid navy here / Red bottoms here
Guess who is headed to Old Navy after work for a cute white cover-up?  This girl.  Don't you think one of these would be cute over my Americana suit? 
1 / 2 / 3
So I've got the sweet nectar covered, a patriotic swimy suit, a cover-up to disguise my large and in charge thighs and look what I got on clearance for $12.48 at Target this week?  Yes, this little lady that I blogged about last Friday


Too bad I couldn't find my Tommy Hilfiger Taniki to dust off for the holiday weekend.  It would have been a real head turner.   Please meet me and my mushroom haircut at 15 years old modeling by a dumpster.  Normal. 

 Have a safe and fabulous 4th of July!  I will see you bargainistas back here on Tuesday!
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  1. If those crystal light mixes are as tasty as they sound I may have to stock up!
    And I love that picture! Those swim bottoms! Oh my! Thank goodness they don't make them like that anymore!

  2. def getting some of those crystal light mixers! and wow, I can remember some pretty awful swimsuits that I thought were bomb when i was younger! Lets just say mom shorts and a bikini top while playing in the neighborhood! I thought I was so sexy!

  3. Sounds like you've got a fun little three-day weekend planned out for you! I LOVE all these adorable (and tasty) bargains! Seriously, it's just too bad you couldn't find that tankini ;)

    Have an awesome 4th of July!!

  4. Hope you have a Happy 4th!! I'm totes jealz of the beverages you will be consuming. Let us know how they turn out! Most importantly, I'm glad you'll be celebrating in style and looking cute. That's what holidays are about, right? I kid (a little). :) Happy 4th!

  5. that "tommy girl" pic still cracks me up everytime. i wonder who was taking these photographic gems for you. and i'm pretty positive it was your idea to pose by the dumpster you trashy lady. jk. THAT would be me!

    and i vote for cover-up #3.

    and where can you find those mocktail mixes? i need to snatch some up for the pool tomorrow.

  6. Who is this Robert? He seems like an AWESOME guy! (and he is single, so ladies send all of your non-stalker gay husbands his way)!!!
    Let me know how the drinks turn out, I may have to leave Heartland early to do a taste test!
    One complaint, though! We really have to wait until after the 4th for a new blog entry?? :-)

  7. "modeling by a dumpster" lol. you crack me up :) i never knew crystal light had those things. mixing them with alcohol is a great idea. let us know how it turns out!


  8. haha mocktails is not in my vocab EITHER!!

    oh so I meant to tell you this...i know youre obsessed with skinny girl margs like me..well Bethenny just came out with skinny girl WHITE SANGRIA!!! Yum in the tum.

    im in love with your 4th of july b-suit. I've snagged some great deals at walmart..especially my miley cyrus "going out" shirt! i love it

    i hope you have an amazine 4th of july! WOOP!


  9. i had that same bikini back in the day.
    ha! great minds think alike. ;)

  10. Mocktails?!! For real? I never heard of these, but that is awesome!

    xo katie elizabeth

  11. BHAHAHA that pic of you is priceless! Totally something I was guilty of back in my prime.


  12. you are hilarious! I love reading your blog! have a happy 4th!

  13. I'll have to use those Crystal Light mixes. Wal-Mart brand has a Lime Margarita mix & it's yummy :) &&& of course cheaper than Crystal Light .

  14. You are hilarious and I may have to try those mocktails! I think the 1st cover-up is cute. Have a Happy 4th!!

  15. OMG. Ok, so many things are sooo not right about this post.

    Ummm .. how did I miss the CL mocktail mixes at Walmart?! I've only been there TWICE today.

    Annnnnd I missed that cute suit? Oh wait, I didn't browse the adult clothing, but I'm sho wishin' I did.

    Is that reeeeally you by the dumpster? Don't believe it. You look 40.

  16. Oooo I definitely can't wait to hear about the crystal light drink mixes! Love the bargain patriotic suit and cover up! Your straw tote is super cute too! Have a fabulous 4th of July weekend! <3

  17. yeah... def had that TH bathing suit. so friggin awesome.

  18. Yeah, I totally never even looked at those as "mocktails", my brain immediately said low cal mixer. lol. I gotta find me some Mojito mix and throw in some Bacardi! YUM!

    Cute 'kini! I have a Wal-Mart 'kini too. You can't beat it for $6! Have a great and safe 4th!!!!

  19. I totally think I had that tommy swimsuit & matched my mom! hehe

  20. I just read Megan's blog and I had to come and visit yours! I hope you have a wonderful 4h of July weekend. That swimming suit is a steal! ;)

  21. Yay! I am glad you got the bag! Woo hoo for clearance!!!

    Have a great 4th of July!

  22. I saw that number 2 old navy cover up the other day. It's adorable!!

  23. Omg! Im soooo trying those crystal light packets!! thanks for sharing boo!
    xoxo Inna :)
    My Bloggie!

  24. Ha ha, love the bathing beauty photo! Hope you had a great long weekend : )

  25. You did NOT post the tommy bathing suit. I love it.

    PS I heard about these this weekend too! They look AMAZING! do tell, were they oh so fab???

  26. NOOOO why did i not see this post before i left the US?! i would have stocked up on this crystal light! they are GENIUSES for making this kind of product!

    and....THANK you for letting the tommy girl picture be posted on here... :) too good not to share that awesomeness with everyone (ok...i use the word awesome too much and need a new me!)