July 12, 2011

The Reason I Survive

Top, Shorts, Shoes, Bracelets: c/o Windsor Store; Purse, earrings and ring: Francesca's Collections; Belt: Nordstroms BP
Well, I am surviving this summer, the heat, the flames, the monsoons, the 4,000 feet tall hoboobs AKA dust storms, and all.  Arizona is kinda dirty right now.  If you take out the fact that everyone is sweating their fannies off, the weather has been a little insane.  Hubby says it's a full time job keeping our backyard clean.  I say it's a full time job watching him keep it clean.  Hey, I'm busy too.  Like, spray painting picture frames turquoise and figuring out the exact way our new throw blanket should be placed across our bed.  But seriously.  Husband is cah-razy around the house because he can do, and fix, anything and everything by himself.  Sometimes I don't know what worries me more, the tasks at hand, or hubby tackling the tasks at hand.  For example, we had a bee hive between the wood panels of our jacuzzi.  My instinct was to call the exterminator.  Husband's instinct was to grab a roll of paper towels and matches, and smoke those honey bees out.  No not like that.  Apparently there's science behind it.  Hubby said he saw it on one of those survival shows and that it is pretty much an ancient Aboriginal trick.  Not quite sure if the Aborigines had paper towels back then, but I'll go with it.  Anyways, to my disbelief, he successfully removed the hive without taking any stings to the epidermis. We even ate some of the delicious honey.  Then, the thirty foot palm trees needed to be desperately trimmed.  Again, my instinct was to call a professional.  But, to Hubby, again, no big deal.  In a t-shirt with the sleeves cut off, there he was, up on the ladder, ripping the branches down with, no, not a tree trimmer, a harness strap he uses for his dirt bike.  He's like my own little McGyver.  Now, there is a leak underneath the floors in the kitchen.  But I guess I won't worry about it because Husband's on it.  So do you see, how I can just sit back, worry relax and let the man do his magic?  Frankly, I don't know how I would survive without him.


Kelly said...

Hehe I love this post. It's great he's such a handy-man. It really makes this easier :).

And your hair is gorgeous! Perfect wages :)


Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Awesome post! Love the photos, the outfit.. everythng!


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Frannie Pantz said...

How adorable! My bf is the same way. He set up a sprinkler system in our yard earlier this year, made a desk in about 20 minutes for the garage, built my son a bunk bed in an afternoon and fixated a trash stopper for the dog. God love manly men!

Unknown said...

I love reading your posts! Your life seems awesome and so relaxing.. what a good hubby you have there!! And I totally get what you mean about throw blankets they don't always look right when you just "throw" them across something ;)


Unknown said...

OMG! Great photo of your hubby, men do the weirdest things, lol! Great outfit too! lovely! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Unknown said...

So funny. You have the perfect man. Hope you guys are surviving those sand storms, my grandma says they are horrible.

Sherry said...

Lol!! I love it!! How great to have a live-in handy man!! :)


Unknown said...

i love that frilly top :)

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Unknown said...

This post totally made my day! Thanks goodness for great hubbies :) Good to know he didn't get attacked by bees or fall off the tree. That would have been very bad.

Courtney B said...

You are gorgeous! Why can't I look like you?! :) Haha!
Ok I ALWAYS say the same thing! If something ever happened to the hubs I don't know how I'd survive! I don't know if I could watch him smoke out a beehive though! Aaah!

Chloe said...

Lovely lovely. Haha thanks for the beehive knowledge. Love the bag.

C x
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Unknown said...

This is too cute! Love the post and your outfit is adorable!

Nicole said...

Great post!

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Anonymous said...

As always, you look AMAZING!!! You seem to wear quite a bit of clothes from Windsor. Is that just one of your favorite retailers?are you a model for them?

Claire M. said...

Looks very affordable ;)

Alisha said...

Way to go hubby!! I'm thoroughly impressed about the smoke out trick. I'll have to tell B that one, then the next time we have a bee hive round our house he'll know exactly what to do :) (And the whole time, he'll think he came up with the idea all by himself!) Lol

You look great, my dear!

Ash said...

my best friend lives in scottsdale, so i've been talking to her daily about the weather over there- YIKES! she even sent pictures of that crazzzzzzy dust storm... but, at least you are managing to look cute still :) and kudos on the hubby! my hubby is the same way and it continues to BLOW my mind at everything he is capable of doing...nice to be married to a real, rugged man :)

Anonymous said...

You have such a lovely top and hubby, he's also very handy, that's great! Hope the crazy weather calms down a little bit!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Hollie Ann said...

mr fix it is the perfect kind of husband! i love your hair by the way dude!

Taylor Morgan said...

I like the length of the shorts. modest but stylish. looks good on you pretty lady! :)

Sara SHOEmaker said...

I love how your purse matches the window paha! love all your pictures as usual :) magazine!

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Rachel Ashely said...

Your beautiful and I enjoy reading your post! I can relate about the weather, I am here too!



Maria said...

Yay for honey! And a wonderful hunny-licious hubby for being so handy round the house.

Maria xx

Claire M. said...

Your outfit is so gorgeous ;)

Anonymous said...

Great stories. You must have a great relationship.

Anonymous said...

haha, that is so true :D
Such a lovely post!!

.Candy. said...

I'm sooo jealous! I love having a handyman with me! In A and my case, it's me whose more likely to be the MacGyver! Oh well, at least he spoils me with surprises and great dinners and trips! Guess I shouldn't be complaining so much...I know my place, and he knows his. ;D



Alison said...

Ha! This sounds EXACTLY like my husband. A few years ago I saw some bookcases at Crate & Barrel that I loved, and he was all like "I could build those." So he did. And they're awesome. Then, last month when our neibhborhood got hit with serious hail, and everybody else was calling professionals to replace their roofing/siding he said "there is no way we're paying for that. I could totally do it." And again- he did. Seriously, what is it with guys? Do they have some secret handy man knowledge that they're just born with?

The Michelle Show said...

You have GOT to love a handy man!

Leah said...

You're lucky to have such a handy husband! I think I'm going to be the one climbing trees with the harness strap when we're married!

xo L.

silvergirl said...

your husband sounds like mine
he will try to repair, build or fix anything first.
how he knows all of this i have no idea.
i just stand around and ooh and ahh for him!

Kelsey said...

I love love this top! It's so colorful!!

Rachael said...

Your husband is really superman is disguse.
Too bad about the heat though! And I thought here in the East coast is hot!

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

I bet that honey is too yummy!
You look gorgeous, as always. I'm still loving that bag!


Allie Emme said...

LOVE the top, the bag (and the color) and the heel on those shoes!
xx Allie

catkozuch said...

Love this outfit! So gorgeous!

Your hubby is the best...WOWZA!

Clio said...

i gotta make my boyfriend read this post ;) he could do all those things, but needs me to remind him of it. that's less relaxing for me :)

Anonymous said...

You are SO gorgeous :)

Your hunny getting honey made me smile this morning.


Shelby said...

This post is so sweet! Love that top, the colors are so pretty on you <3shelby


Amanda said...

Where oh where did you get your bag!! I love it! It would be perfect for campus!!

Faith said...

what a cute post! love your outfit!!! you are so gorgeous!!

Emily @ Journey to the Center of Manhattan said...

what would we do without husbands??? Also, I think we need an XCP bloggers blogroll going somehow on facebook!!

Unknown said...

I have the exact same bag in hot pink! I love Francesca's Collections so much and love seeing how your wear their items!

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