August 19, 2014

Just writing to say I love you...

Attention: This is NOT a test, I repeat do not adjust your monitors.  You're reading this correctly, I have returned from the elephant graveyard right to your blog reading device once again… Oh hey there!  How have you been the past three months?  My, oh my, I have been great.  Summertime is always better spent lounging by the pool, sipping cool drinks on patios, and spending some QT with your besties.  Sure, I still get dressed and go shopping and such, but for some reason I have never been much a good blogger during the summer months.  Honestly, I don't think I've cracked open this here laptop since I got my iPad in March! Eek!  I realllllly dropped the ball this summer.
I missed you chickens, I did indeed.  I would totally do a catch-up post, but if you even give a hoot about what I've been up to… you already follow along in my Instagram.  But because I love picture collages (and you probably do too) here is a collection of some of my favorite things I did in the past three months, for your eyeball's enjoyment.  
Imagine this in my best TV voice: Previously on Matters of Merrymaking…

Long story short (too late)... I spent two weeks in paradise, enjoyed a summer of tourist-ing in my own town, spent too many days by the pool (I'm one big freckle,) and there are many margaritas and craft beers not pictured.  
I hope to return to merrymaking more regularly here soon!
PS Thanks for all of the emails & notes telling me you missed me, be sure to leave a comment or shoot me a message to let me know how you've been.  Sweet words have not gone unnoticed and I seriously have some of the best readers ever ever! XO, Bekah
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  1. Let's just say I'm glad you've been updating Instagram lately so I could keep up with all of your fabulous outfits!

  2. If it weren't for instagram I might have thought you stayed in paradise. I have missed you, but love stalking, err um, following your instagram!

  3. I've been following along on IG. I always love your fun pics. :)

  4. Glad you're back! I was wondering what you'd gotten yourself up to!

  5. Bute Disarankan Cari Lawan Sepadan
    Agen Bola Terpercaya melaporkan, Promotor Lucian Bute, Jean Bedard dari InterBox menegaskan bahwa pihaknya kembali menimang-menimang kualitas lawan untuk dihadapkan kepada mantan juara kelas menengah super IBF itu di penampilan selanjutnya.

    Bute, petinju kelas berat ringan asal Rumania yang lama bermukin di Kanada, berencana berlaga lagi di dalam ring pada 7 Desember nanti di Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Kanada. Petinju 34 tahun itu menderita kekalahan angka mutlak dalam penampilan terakhirnya, melawan Jean Pascal di Bell Centre, 19 Januari lalu.

    "Lucian ingin membuat comeback di jalan besar. Dia selalu menarik banyak penonton dengan bagus, bahkan sebelum dia menjadi seorang juara dunia," tandas Bedard.

    "Dari saat tim terbentuk, kami akan mempercepat pemilihan lawan."

    Menurut Bedard, Bute perlu untuk mencari-cari lawan yang sepadan, terlebih sebelum dikalahkan Pascal di awal tahun ini, Le Tombeur sudah sekitar 14 bulan absen dari ring.

  6. Lamela Ingin Sumbang Gol Untuk Spurs
    Agen Bola Terpercaya melaporkan, Erik Lamela bertekad ingin menyumbang banyak gol untuk timnya Tottenham Hotspur di musim ini. Lamela baru saja tampil cemerlang saat membela Spurs di ajang Premier League akhir pekan lalu.

    Menjamu QPR di White Hart Lane, Spurs berhasil menang telak dengan skor 4-0. Meskipun tak berhasil menyumbang gol, namun Lamela menjadi salah satu bintang lapangan dengan mengemas dua assist.

    "Asisst itu bukan keseluruhan permainan saya. Itu hanya sebagian kecil saja," ucapnya.

    "Saya gagal mencetak gol tapi semoga di pertandingan selanjutnya bisa. Saya bekerja keras untuk tim dan bisa menyumbang assist merupakan pertanda bagus."

    Selanjutnya Tottenham akan menjamu Liverpool dalam lanjutan kompetisi Premier League.

  7. Halep Bertemu dengan Cepelova di Babak Kedua
    Agen Bola Terpercaya melaporkan, Unggulan kedua grand slam AS Terbuka 2014, Simona Halep, akan melakukan pertemuan pertamanya melawan petenis Slovakia, Jana Cepelova ketika mereka bertanding di babak kedua AS Terbuka. Dalam karirnya, kedua pemain itu belum pernah berhadapan sama sekali selama tur WTA.

    Halep, yang berpaspor Rumania, dipaksa memeras keringat saat mengalahkan Danielle Rose Collins 6-7(2-7), 6-1, 6-2 untuk menjejakkan kakinya di babak kedua, Selasa (26/8). Sementara, Cepelova juga harus bersusah payah untuk meraih kemenangan 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 pada laga pertama melawan Maria Teresa Torro Flor dari Spanyol.

    Keberhasilan Cepelova menembus semifinal Bastad dan menjadi runner-up di Charleston, mendapat perhatian tersendiri dari Halep. Bahkan, petenis nomor dua dunia itu tidak segan memberi pujian kepada petenis 21 tahun tersebut.

    "Dia memiliki tahun yang bagus," tegas Halep.

    "Saya melihatnya mencetak final di Charleston. Dia pemain yang bagus, sehingga akan menjadi pertandingan yang sulit lagi. Saya akan mempersiapkan diri untuk pertandingan itu, dan semoga bisa menang," tuturnya.


  8. Javier Hernandez will excel at Real Madrid, says De Gea

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported - Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is confident that Javier Hernandez will be a hit at Real Madrid.
    The Mexico international has swapped Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu on a season-long loan and now faces competition for places against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
    Despite this lofty company, De Gea is confident that his colleague will make himself useful to head coach Carlo Ancelotti.
    "He is a great person – one of the best people I have met in football," the goalkeeper told Marca of Hernandez.
    "He will do very good things in Madrid. He doesn't play very often but he scores a lot of goals."


  9. Reus ruled out for a month

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported - Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Marco Reus will miss approximately four weeks of action after picking up another ankle injury in Germany's 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Scotland on Sunday night.
    The attacker missed the World Cup due to an injury to his right ankle and following a challenge from Charlie Mulgrew at Signal Iduna Park there were fears that the joint had suffered another serious problem.
    Dortmund have, however, indicated that his injury is not as serious as the 25-year-old’s previous issue.
    BVB team doctor Markus Braun has suggested that Reus has strained his ligaments and will require four weeks rehabilitation to allow the injury to heal fully.


  10. I should be banned for 40 games for Alaba elbow, jokes Ibrahimovic

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has joked that he should receive a 40-match ban for his alleged elbow on David Alaba during Sweden's Euro 2016 qualifier with Austria in Vienna on Monday night.
    The home players were furious when the Paris Saint-Germain striker escaped a red card for catching the versatile Bayern Munich midfielder in the face with his right arm.
    However, Zlatan, who stands 1.95 metres tall, insisted that it was an accidental collision caused by the difference in height between two players.
    “He [Alaba] goes into me twice and the third time I try to shield the ball and he [Alaba] is 1.50m or 1.60m tall and then it's clear that he's struck by my elbow," he told reporters after the game.
    "But the referee blew for a free-kick so of course he has got the situation under control.
    "But if not, I should get a 40-match ban!"


  11. Manchester United to tie McNair to contract worth 10 times current weekly wage

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported - Manchester United youngster Paddy McNair is set to agree terms on a new contract with the club which will see him earn 10 times his current weekly wage, Goal understands.
    The centre-back has just under 12 months remaining on his current contract which is worth €2,500-a-week - and his new deal will see him earn a significantly larger sum.
    McNair has earned rave reviews from Van Gaal since earning his place in the first team squad.
    "He [McNair] is modest and calm also," the Dutchman told MUTV prior to the win over Everton.
    "What is more important is he knows what he is doing and why he is doing it. He has trained with us for a full week for the first time and he is doing great. I'm very pleased with him."


  12. Gotze: I would love it if Reus joined Bayern

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported - Mario Gotze says he would be "really happy" if former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Marco Reus were to join him at Bayern Munich.
    Gotze made the €37 million move from BVB to their rivals in summer 2013, with the deal controversially being announced on the eve of Dortmund's Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid.
    Reus has since been the subject of a great deal of reported interest from Europe's major clubs with the Bavarian giants one of the parties looking to sign him and Gotze says he would be delighted if the 25-year-old joined him at the Allianz Arena.
    "I get along really great with Marco," he told Bild.
    "That's his decision, he must know himself. But I would be really happy if he would come here."


  13. Manchester United move came too soon for Zaha – Warnock

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported - Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock believes Wilfried Zaha's move to Manchester United came too soon and stunted his progression.
    The winger moved to Old Trafford last summer from Palace, but made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League before a loan move to Cardiff City in January.
    Zaha has now re-joined the Eagles on a similar temporary spell, pitching in with a goal and an assist in three games, and Warnock feels the increased levels of coaching now available to him are reaping rewards.
    "Wilfried has got to learn one or two things," he told reporters.
    "He's gone to a massive club early in his career where you don't get a lot of coaching and I think that's what he needs."

  14. Scholes Writes Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City off Champions League Chance
    Manchester United great Paul Scholes believes Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea are the only English side genuinely capable of lifting the Champions League trophy this season.
    “Wednesday’s defeat for Liverpool at the hands of Real Madrid told us one thing above all,” said Scholes, as quoted by reliable Agen Bola
    "That of all four English teams in the Champions League there is only one side with a realistic chance of winning it and that is Chelsea. Liverpool were outclassed by Real. Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal demonstrated why he is the best footballer in the world. It was a breathtaking finish."

  15. Scholes Thrilled to See Fellaini Score His First Goal for Man Utd
    Retired Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says he is delighted seeing Belgian ace Marouane Fellaini net his first goal for the Red Devils in their 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion days previously.
    “I was pleased for Monday’s first goalscorer Marouane Fellaini, whom I got to know a little working as one of Ryan’s coaches at United last season,” said Scholes, as quoted by reliable Agen Bola
    “I think there is a good chance that he will start against Chelsea, not least because he looks like the man to take care of Cesc Fabregas if Louis van Gaal decides to assign that job.”
    “Fellaini is a good player. Is he an obvious choice to play in midfield for United? No. Would he be the first man you would look to as a second striker off Robin van Persie? No. But he is a great option for Van Gaal and he has hit some form.”

  16. Newcastle Duo Darlow, Lascelles Not to Be Recalled in January
    Newcastle United have confirmed they will not recall Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow to St James’ Park during the upcoming winter transfer window.
    The duo is currently trading on loan at Nottingham Forest and will not be asked to return to the club in the next few months.
    “The club are delighted to have secured both Jamaal and Karl Darlow,” Newcastle stated, as quoted by reliable Agen Bola
    “While they will be big assets to the squad in future, it was not true that they could be recalled from their current loan deals until the end of the season.”


  17. Mertesacker Bujuk Khedira Gabung Ke Arsenal

    Berita Olah Raga Terbaru dari Agen Bola Cityholidaybet –Per Mertesacker mengungkapkan bahwa dirinya dan Mesut Ozil telah meminta pemain Real Madrid Sami Khedira untuk bergabung dengan dirinya di Arsenal.

    “Saya hanya ingin kualitas pemain Jerman bertambah diklub ini.Ozil dan saya sudah berbicara beberapa kali dengan Khedira guna membujuknya ke Arsenal karena kontraknya akan habis pada musim panas mendatang,”ujar Mertesacker.

    Pada musim panas kemarin,The Gunners memang sudah berencana memboyong Khedira namun kandas ditengah jalan karena tuntutan gaji tinggi dari pemain Jerman tersebut.


  18. Juve Resmi Perpanjang Kontrak Buffon Dan Chiellini

    Berita Olah Raga Terbaru dari Agen Bola Cityholidaybet –Klub Elit Seri A Juventus akhirnya mengkonfirmasi bahwa dua punggawa utama mereka,Giamluigi Buffon dan Giorgio Chiellini resmi perpanjang kontrak.

    “Ini adalah hari istimewa bagi klub.Kapten dan wakil Kapten mengumumkan perpanjangan kontrak mereka,”ujar Presiden Klub Andrea Agnelli.

    “Buffon akan berada disini hingga 2017,dan Chiellini sampai 2018.Angka tersebut cukup untuk memahami apa arti mereka untuk Juventus,”tandasnya.

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  20. Target Moreno Lima Gol Dan Lima Assist Bersama Liverpool

    Berita Olah Raga Terbaru dari Agen Bola Cityholidaybet –Dimusim ini Alberto Moreno adalah musim pertama memperkuat Liverpool setelah ia direkrut dari Sevilla,bulan Agustus lalu.

    Dan ia ingin memberi kontribusi yang lebih dalam menyerang,Moreno mempunyai target untuk mencetak lima gol dan lima assist pada musim debutnya bersama The Reds.

    “Saat ini saya sudah mencetak satu gold an satu assist dalam 12 pertandingan.jadi saya rasa saya memiliki target lima gol dan lima assist,”pungkasnya pada


  21. Louis Van Gaal Tosses Praise on David De Gea After Manchester United's Victory over Liverpool on Sunday (14/12)

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported - Louis van Gaal tosses praise on David de Gea after Manchester United's victory over Liverpool on Sunday (14/12).
    Van Gaal said "I think we've scored a great goal. We also keep the game very well. In addition to these goals, we also attacked several times. It happened when we were doing the wrong bait, seeing this; we still have to evolve,"
    "You could say that there are some of the most influential players in a game, and of course David De Gea had a great influence. He played very well," he concluded.
    United currently sit third in the Premier League after bagging six-game winning streak.


  22. Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge Asks Teammate to Keep Thinking Positive

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported - Sturridge has been sidelined since August due to injury able to respond to a 3-0 defeat of Manchester United on Sunday (14/12).
    Sturridge said "Also sad for everything, wake up and watch the game and I feel sick. But I remain optimistic and I hope everything is also doing the same thing".
    "I worked hard ager quickly recovered, I miss everything. I cannot wait to bring my team a success,"
    Now the Reds stranded ranked 10th in the Premier League, seven points behind West Ham who was ranked fourth.


  23. Robben Bayern Avoids Claiming Relief after Three Consecutive Seasons Meet Arsenal in the Champions League Last 16

    Agen Bola Terpercaya Cityholidaybet Reported - Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben to spit his relief after his team was reunited with Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League this season.
    As is known, Bayern and Arsenal are always met at the same stage in the season 2012/13 and 2013/14. In the two seasons in a row, The Bavarins always successfully eliminate Arsene Wenger and advanced to the quarter-finals.
    And in the 2014/15 season, according to the draw on Monday (15/12), Bayern will certainly meet with other opponents, namely Shakthar Donetsk. Robben did not want to underestimate the Ukrainian representatives.

  24. Rossi Ingin Raih Hasil Balapan di Atas Lorenzo Untuk Kuatkan Posisinya
    Agen Bola Terpercaya melaporkan, Rider Movistar Yamaha Valentino Rossi kurang puas dengan posisi start keenam yang didapat di MotoGP Jerman. Dia pun fokus untuk finis lebih baik dari rekan setimnya, Jorge Lorenzo, yang start di posisi tiga.
    Rossi harus puas dari baris kedua setelah hanya mampu mencatatkan waktu terbaik satu menit 21,220 detik, atau 0,884 detik di belakang Marc Marquez yang merebut pole di trek Sachsenring. Hasil ini diakui Rossi tak terlepas dari kesalahannya.
    Salah satunya adalah, dalam percobaan terakhirnya, Rossi mengalami sliding pada ban belakangnya sehingga gagal mencatatkan putaran terbaik. Kini pebalap 36 tahun itu berharap bisa memberikan sentuhan terakhir pada setelan YZR-M1 miliknya, agar bisa melaju lebih optimal di balapan.
    Start dari baris kedua, Rossi jelas dihadapkan pada tantangan besar untuk kembali meraih kemenangan. Apalagi mengingat sirkuit Sachsenring cenderung menguntungkan Honda dan tim-tim dengan karakter motor yang lebih bertenaga seperti Ducati.
    Faktanya di posisi start lima besar, Honda menempati pos satu-dua dan Ducati di empat-lima. Lorenzo jadi satu-satunya wakil Yamaha di rentang tersebut.
    Oleh karena itu, target pertama Rossi di balapan nanti adalah finis di depan Lorenzo yang jadi saingan terdekat di papan klasemen. Keduanya saat ini hanya terpisahkan 10 poin, di mana Rossi memimpin dengan 163 angka.

  25. Arsenal Ikut Pantau Status Jonny Evans
    Agen Bola Terpercaya melaporkan, Arsenal dilaporkan terus mengikuti perkembangan pemain Manchester United, Jonny Evans. Pemain bertahan 27 tahun tersebut dikatakan akan dilego pada bursa transfer musim panas ini.
    Berdasarkan laporan, Arsenal masih akan mencari pemain belakang. Oleh karena itu, The Gunners akan bersaing dengan Everton dan West Brom untuk memboyong Jonny Evans dari Old Trafford.
    Louis van Gaal sepertinya sudah tak menginginkan bek asal Irlandia tersebut. Buktinya, MU terus mengejar Sergio Ramos dan Nicolas Otamendi yang digadang akan menjadi bek utama Setan Merah musim depan. Sehingga, Evans harus dilepas ke klub lain.
    Namun demikian, United tak ingin melepas pemain yang masih memiliki kontrak hingga tahun 2016 tersebut dengan harga murah. Arsenal harus mengeluarkan dana sebesar 10 juta poundsterling jika menginginkan Jonny Evans.


  26. Diego Costa Berharap Tak Alami Cedera Musim Depan
    Agen Bola Terpercaya melaporkan, Diego Costa berharap dirinya bisa bebas dari cedera musim depan agar bisa maksimal membela Chelsea.
    Musim lalu, Costa sempat tampil garang bagi Chelsea sejak awal musim. Gol demi gol ia cetak bagi tim barunya itu. Akan tetapi, pada akhirnya ia tak bisa membela The Blues secara penuh dalam semusim karena ia menderita cedera hamstring.
    Penyerang asal Spanyol itu lantas berharap, musim depan dirinya bisa bebas dari cedera dan membantu Chelsea bersaing merebut gelar di semua ajang yang diikutinya.
    "Satu-satunya tuntutan yang saya bebankan pada diri saya sendiri untuk musim yang baru ini adalah agar bisa tak bermasalah dengan cedera. Pengalaman yang saya alami musim lalu tak bagus," keluhnya.
    "Dan sementara saya tak pernah berpikir untuk memberikan target jumlah gol, tantangan untuk diri saya sendiri adalah terus mencetak gol. Hal itu akan memberikan garansi kesuksesan dan kemenangan bagi Chelsea dan itulah target saya sebenarnya," tegasnya.

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