Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy National Tequila Day

I love random holidays: National Hot Dog Day (which was yesterday), National Slushie Day (a few weeks ago), and National Doughnut Day (back in June). Who doesn't like celebrating their favorite foods and treats?

Today is National Tequila Day and you better believe I will be celebrating with a margarita or two on the plane to Texas tonight. If you are wanting to indulge as well check out my Go-To Margarita Recipe Here
Delicious, easy, and minus all that sugary syrup you find in a mix.
My mom and I always make a few when I am home. 

But, if you don't feel like playing mixologist you can always indulge in my favorite quick version :
Gosh, I love these things!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Portraits, Nails & Checking Things Off The List

Today it is officially 1 Month until Josh and I get hitched. Can I hear a Hallelujah? Can I hear an Amen? Although planning process has been fun (but at times stressful), I am so ready to do it. Seal the deal. Tie the knot. Rip the Band Aid (not the best visual) and become Man and Wife. Speaking of Man and Wife. Why does the man get to stay man and the woman becomes wife? I just realized that now. Hmmmm. Without even looking it up I am going to go with it must have a Biblical origin.

This week is flying by. That is what happens when you return from one Wedding Trip on Sunday and turn around and fly right back to Texas for another 4 days later. The Texas trip I leave for tomorrow will be my last one until the we will be cramming in as much as possible! One of the highlights of the trip will be taking my Bridal Portraits. I thought taking your bridal pictures before the wedding was something everyone did. But, after talking to people in my office and some of my blogger friends, I realized that is not the case. (This is similar to when I learned Mums were a Texas thing.)

Per the website Southern Weddings

I am excited to have two opportunities to wear my dress, get all dressed up, and have a practice run for everything. We will then display one of the pictures at the reception near the guest book, and later it will gather some dust in my parent's house ;)

With my portraits on Friday, I need to get my man hands under check and get a manicure. I love getting manicures, but I rarely get them because of CrossFit. I don't like to think "eek, they are going to chip" every time I throw the barbell on the ground. So instead, I just save my money and let the callouses build up and rip off. Graphic image, but the truth. However, since these pictures will only happen once and I am the bride, I thought it was time they got a little TLC. I am thinking I will get a soft pink or some type of neutral. 
Wedding Nails

With one month left we have almost everything major checked off the to-do list, but it is amazing how many little things are still left to do. 
Printable Checklist Available Here

YES, I can't wait until this whole sheet is full of check marks. YES, I can't wait to seal the deal on August 23rd. Yet, I am also making a point to stop and savor every moment from here on out. I know the main event and all that it entails will only happen once, and I truly want enjoy every second.

Did you take/are you taking Bridal Portraits?

What color did you paint your nails?

Don't you love checking things off the To-Do List?

Wedding Wednesday

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

About Me

Kx Photos

I’m Olivia...
 a South Texas girl living in our Nation's Capital working in the halls of Congress. "Mother May I" is lifestyle blog with a heavy emphasis on health and fitness, specifically CrossFit. I also love to write about my life in DC, my fiancĂ© Josh, my incredible friends, food, and a lot of randomness. 

"Mother May I" got her start and name back in 2010 when my Mommasita and I watched Julie and Julia. She would not stop hounding me about starting a Mother-Daughter blog. Finally I made a blogger account to appease her and Mother May I was born. Things have changed drastically since that first post, but I could never have guessed I would end up enjoying blogging as much as I do.

Some other tid-bits: I have a great love for all things Aggie, Camp Mystic, and ZTA. I am a trained mariachi singer and, as a hobby, a studied actress.  I have pageant and singing contests to my credits. I was the star of a small town furniture store commercial and had a stint as an extra in House of Cards. Even though Josh has served as my “pageant mom” for the last 5 year I have yet to be discovered. However, with his determination I know that it will happen soon ;)
Back in high school, I signed my Drivers License signature with hearts over the Is. I still have the same ID and get called out for those little hearts all the time. Thought I would embrace it by keeping the trend going.

I hope you enjoy your visit and thank you for stopping by!