Friday, October 31, 2008


So Happy Halloween everyone!

Isn't it kind of fun that it falls on a Friday this year! I have a low key night planned with some friends and my sister that will include, dips, pizza, candy,trick or treaters, witches brew(alcoholic drink) and best of all scary movies! I am really excited about it. I was never much for dressing up for Halloween, however I did bring my devil horns to work today.

So in honor of this spoooky day I have to tell you about my ongoing obsession with the vampire books. Yes I am still reading these books in the Twilight series and they are soooo good. I have managed to get several of my friends at work, my sister, and soon my mother to read these books! You cannot put them down once you start reading. These are the second and third books in the series.I am now on the fourth book and I am kind of sad that it is going to be over soon. BUT, I do have the movie to look forward to. It will premiere in theatres on November 21st and I cannot wait. I will be there with all the teenagers and maybe even be sporting a Team Jacob t-shirt. And yes for those of you who have red the books TEAM JACOB! I love him!

Everyone have a safe and fun Halloween!

P.S. I just realized that I sound like a huge nerd on this post!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


So last week when I was sick two of my fellow bloggers; No Worries Wynn In Love and Miss Monogram awarded me with the Kreativ Blogger award and asked me to list things 6 things that make me happy. So here goes!

Let's assume that everyone knows that my husband, friends, and family all make me extremely happy and go with some of the more superficial things.

1. Food. I know this is not deep. But I can't deny the fact that it is the first thing that comes to mind. I L-O-V-E food. I love to cook food for people and see people enjoy my hard work. I like to go out to eat. I like to eat simple mindless things like Lipton Teriyaki noodles. I love it all. Here are some things I enjoy: Lipton Teriyaki noodles, my mom's chicken enchiladas, my step mom's shrimp and grits (they are to die for!) re-stuffed potatoes, Queso dip, Chinese food, the list goes on and on and on!

2. Movies that make you cry. Yes this sounds like it would make you sad. But I think there is something to be said for having a good cry over something that is not real and that you will be get over once the movie is finished, Does anyone know what I mean. Like the Notebook for instance. It is so sad and it definitely induces tears, or maybe a bawl or two. But when it is over, you feel kind of refreshed.

3. New makeup. For the first week after you get new makeup you are always excited about getting up and doing your makeup in the morning. After that, it goes back to just being a chore.

4. Watching movies on a rainy day, especially if it is cold AND rainy. I love when it happens to be cold and rainy on a Sunday. Throw a load of laundry in the machine and snuggle down to watch Pretty Woman for the 1001 time. Yea!

5. Lena. I. She cheers me up if I had a bad day. She snuggles on my chest, all seventy pounds of her if I am crying at anything. She barks when she sleeps, which makes me smile. She guards the house when we are home alone. She makes me happy.

6. Going back to Starkville. What is it about going back to your college town that evokes so many strong positive memories. I feel like Starkville is in its own bubble and everything about that place feels cozy and inviting. I love all the restaurants. I love all the bars. I love how pretty the campus is. I love my old sorority house. Maybe it is because the majority of Kenny and I's relationship took place there. I don't know but Starkville is awesome.

I just realized I said "I love" a lot in this post. But well.....I do.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Okay so everyone knows I am huge fan of Gossip Girl. I love seeing the clothes and how provocative these supposed high school kids act. ( I would never let my children watch this show) But the show is awesome. But last night I was having a hard time getting past little Jenny Humphrey's new look.

DOES ANYONE ELSE THINK THAT THIS IS A MULLET! And not to mention her smoky eye was over the top. This girl is 14 for goodness sakes, playing a fifteen year old! Her story line is one of my favorites but I like sweet Jenny instead of this edgy smoky eye Jenny!

Okay....moving on! Sunday night we went to see Little Big Town and Carrie Underwood with Joe and Tracy. We had so much fun! Here are some pics!

And on a side note does anyone else have problems with their camera taking pictures in low light settings. They either come out really blurry, or totally dark. To get these which are not very good at all I had to turn my flash off and set it on blur reduction. So frustrating!Little Big Town

I have to thank Kenny for getting us fantastic seats. Carrie and a couple guys in her band came out and did a couple of acoustic songs and we were probably less than 30 feet away from them. It was neat. Carrie Underwood is TINY! And when she was sitting on the stool with her legs crossed she did not have a bit of cellulite. Just saying.

It was a great night and she put on a great show. It is so weird that American Idol brought her to the place she is now. I remember loving her on that season!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


So today is a special somebody's birthday. Kenny turns another year old today. We are celebrating by having a low key weekend with his parents that will include shopping, dining, and relaxing. Lots of fun!

So excuse me while I get all mushy gushy!

I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. Who would of thought more than six years ago at that fantastic Fireman's ball in Memphis that we went together just as friends that we would be where we are today.

Every day I learn something new about him and he never ceases to surprise me. He is so giving, and caring, and driven and he is laid back which balances out my need to control everything. He is funny, sensitive, considerate,(like worries about other people almost too much) and he makes me smile. And the best thing is I know he is going to be a amazing father one day. What more could a girl want?

Happy birthday to you, And many to be, With friends that are true, As you are to me

Happy Birthday Kenny! I love you!

P.S. Lena wishes you a happy birthday too!

Friday, October 24, 2008


So I am on the mend, just have a bit of a cough today. Much better! Here is a mindless post. I have had more of a sweet tooth lately so I was thinking about the different sweets I like to eat.

Creme Brulee, preferably vanilla is my absolute favorite desert. I love the crunchy top and the smooth cool center. 

An extremely close second would be Bread Pudding. I can't get enough of this stuff!

This is my after dinner sweet treat. My mother introduced me to Caramel Cone ice cream. It is her absolute favorite ice cream. It is very very delicious.
 (Yet another sign I am turning into my mother.)

My favorite movie candy. I get really peeved when movie theatres 
do not have this glorious candy.
This is the sweet I have been eating lately, only with orange icing and Halloween sprinkles! Everyone knows these cookies. They are a cookie but they taste like birthday cake. So good! 


P.S. Two of my lovely blog friends Miss Monogram and No Worries Wynn In Love awarded me with a Kreativ Blog Award. More on that next week. Don't worry girls, I haven't forgotten!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


The cold has taken over me. I am home. Sick. In bed.

Monday, October 20, 2008


So after a two phone calls from my mother worried that I was depressed, (I wasn't btw, just in a very blah mood) I am going to try and write a more upbeat post. Please keep in mind I am suffering from a really bad head cold so bear with me if this post makes no sense.

This weekend was fairly low key. Friday night Kenny and I met up with Joe and Tracy for dinner and a movie. We had not seen them in FOREVER. With the move, and vacations we had all been so busy. So it was really good to finally hang out with them. We went to a low key dinner at Belmont Grill and then went to see Eagle Eye, the new Shia LaBeouf movie. I really like Shia LaBeouf, he gets a lot of flack in the media but I really enjoy all of his movies. This particular movie was a little far fetched but action packed. We liked it.

Saturday morning, I got up early to do my second volunteer shift at the Repeat Boutique. It was hard work and I was glad when it was over because I could already feel my cold coming on by then. After Repeat Boutique I went to the grocery store and did a huge grocery trip. Exciting right?

That night Lauren, and Lowe fresh off their honeymoon in Jamaica came over to grill fish from the deep sea fishing excursion in Destin and watch the Red Sox game. The Red Sox pulled out another win which was exciting, however I am sad to say that I lost a couple of cookie bets (yes cookies) at work due to my poor Bulldogs losing to UT. It is hard to be a State fan. By the end of the night I went to bed early because I was not feeling good at all.

Sunday, pretty much stayed in bed all day. I caught up on my tivo and watched some really random movies like I Know Who Killed Me with Lindsey Lohan. It was so terrible it was comical.

So now its Monday, and I forced myself to go to work. I am hoping this cold does not last more than a couple days. Trying to save up my sick days. Mom was this post better?

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Drama follows me everywhere.

I am old. How did I use to go out all night and make it to a full day of classes and work the next day.

The weather is gross.

I want to go home.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I am in a very blah mood this past week. I guess maybe because things have calmed down a little bit. I don't know.

You know those mornings where you look in your closet and you think blah.....or in the mirror.....blah...

I get home from work and I don't feel like cooking anything, blah.

I have a hair appointment tomorrow which I am in desperate need of. Maybe that will help.

Sorry if this post is depressing. Reading back I think it is. Sorry. I am just very blah.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Yes, our weekend was loverly. Kenny mentioned a couple of times that he was bored. Such a change!

Friday night we had a quick dinner at Old Venice before we went to see Body of Lies. The new movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. Kenny liked it and I thought it was okay. It takes place in present times and is about terrorist cells and the Iraq war so the movie kind of stressed me out trying to figure out if any of this happens in real life.

Saturday, we watched football! All day we watched football. Kenny grilled out BBQ chicken and then we watched more football. We were so happy that our Bulldogs pulled out a win against an undefeated Vanderbilt team, and we were in disbelief at how bad LSU got their hineys kicked by Florida. We also enjoyed watching the very close Tennessee and Georgia game.

On Sunday, after church, you guessed it, we watched NFL football,well at least Kenny did. I was busy reading my new obsession. Yes, I am obsessed. This book was so good. Has anyone else noticed that vampires are HOT right now? They are everywhere it seems like. There is also a show on HBO that Kenny and I watch called True Blood that is about vampires.

Anyway, this book is of course about vampires and it is the first of four in a series that follows a human girl and her romance with a vampire. Sounds cheesy but it is sooo not! They have already made a movie from the first book that will be released in November and I cannot wait to see it! I went over to my friend Susan's and got the last three books of the series so that I could read them continuously. Yea!

I made a yummy fall dish for dinner last night. Penne Pasta with a Pumpkin Cream Sauce. Here is the recipe.It was perfect for a fall evening. Kenny liked it and I thought it was tasty and very simple to make. We also watched the movie Penelope last night with Christina Ricci. It was short and interesting.

So as you can probably tell our weekend was very slow and relaxing. Just the way we wanted it.

Friday, October 10, 2008


So last night I tuned in for what NBC was promoting as their comedy night lineup. With My Name is Earl, Kath and Kim, The Office and then a special edition of SNL, I thought it sounded like a good night of light hearted television. (Don't worry I tivoed Greys.)

Did anyone else watch Kath and Kim? I thought this show looked really funny. It is based on a show in Australia that was a big hit. My expectations were high.....and I am hoping that was the pilot and it will get better. I know it is supposed to be silly but I thought it was downright bad. I thought Selma Blair's acting was terrible and even Molly Shannon was not on point. I really hope this show gets better. I will give it a couple more episodes.

The Office as always was hilarious. I am really enjoying the new character and Michael's new love interest. I miss Pam though.

And then finally where was Tina Fey on SNL. I love her impression of Palin. No matter who you are voting for, you have to agree that Tina has her down to a tee.

On to our weekend plans......NOTHING! WE HAVE NOTHING PLANNED! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous and we are looking forward to watching football, grilling out, and just relaxing. It has been months since we have had such an easy going weekend. I can't wait!

I am also planning on making a pumpkin penne pasta on Sunday for dinner. I saw the recipe in my Everyday(with Rachel Ray) magazine and then Kappa Prep made a very similar recipe and said it was delish. So I think this will be perfect for the fall weekend. I will let you know how it turns out!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So with everything going on with the move I have not had a chance to talk about the fabulous show I went to see Thursday night, Avenue Q! This was the first play of the season since we have bought our season tickets. We were not disappointed.

My mom and my sister went with Kenny and I and we all loved it. Here is a little bit about the play:

The show is largely inspired by (and is in the style of) Sesame Street: Most of the characters in the show are puppets (operated by actors onstage), the set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in an "outer borough" of New York City, both the live characters and puppet characters sing, and short animated video clips are played as part of the story. Also, several characters are recognizably parodies of classic Sesame Street characters: for example, the roommates Rod and Nicky are versions of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie, and Trekkie Monster is based on both Grover and Cookie Monster. However, the characters are in their twenties and thirties and face adult problems instead of those faced by pre-schoolers, thus making the show more suited for the adults who grew up with Sesame Street. The characters use profanity, and the songs concern adult themes (except the opening number). A recurring theme is the central character's search for a "purpose."

The play was different than anything I have ever seen and some of the things that they do with those puppets is down right....well dirty. But the show is HILARIOUS and so clever. And for anyone who has graduated college and is not sure what to do next, this show is so relatable.

All in all I am so glad that I got to see it and would go see it again in a heartbeat. Next up is Mama Mia! Can't wait for that one either!

Monday, October 6, 2008


I mean when the model can't even make it look good nor does she look pleased to be wearing it.....

Is she slouching or is the coat that bad?


This coat is $1800 dollars! $1800!


That's right folks. I am happy to announce that Kenny and I have our lives back. It is something that we are over the moon about. We took Friday off and my mom and sister came up and everything is in the house, unpacked, pictures are hung. Its all done!!!!

I am officially in love with our new house. We have everything settled, of course we still want to re-do the bathroom and spruce up the kitchen and any home owner knows that the projects never end. We also are on the hunt for some formal living room furniture and the perfect desk for the office. I know that I am looking for a cute writing desk. Something simple and not too heavy. Kind of like this.......I can't decide what color though. I do like this style though.

Kenny did all the yard work yesterday and we stopped by a really fun pumpkin patch place and got us some wee pumpkins and a huge round pumpkin. I named him Boo as in Boo Radley. And he now sits on our front stoop with our pretty yellow mums. Maybe I will introduce you to him tomorrow. I like ol Boo!

Regardless of all the fun things that are still left to do, we are so happy to be living there now and to be able to relax just in time for the holidays!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


So.....are you reading this.....?  If you are please say hi!  I would love to add you to my blog roll and know who you are.  

I am also considering going private.  It is not a for sure thing yet.  But sometimes it can be kind of scary to put things out there for everyone to see and to judge.  If I do end up going private feel free to leave your email in the comments portion if want to continue reading!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


984 - Miles driven to and from Destin to Memphis
- disgusting gas station bathrooms we stopped at on the trip.
20+ - times I thought to myself I am so glad we came to the beach and I am not at work
0 - hours that I have watched television this week. Yep that is right. O! I have missed Gossip Girl, Heroes, 90210 old and new, Survivor, Amazing get my drift. I hate Comcast.
5 - phone calls to Comcast to complain that they cut our cable early.
50+ - amount of boxes that I have packed and moved to the new house.
2 - days until we move into the new house
- nights in a row that we watched Smart People because it was all we had to watch.  I hated it.
- times in a row that we watched Iron Man in one night.  It was better than Smart People.
- spiders we have killed in the new house at night.  It is not looking good for Kenny and his fear of spiders.
4 -dinners that will be fast food this week.  Gross. It is all we have time for.
1 - Broadway play that I will see this week when I really need to be moving.