Friday, October 31, 2008
Two of the hotter items are the Lauren and Austen wallets. They can be put in your purse, or carried on their own in all of their darling glory! The Lauren is honestly the perfect wallet and comes in tons of great colors. It can hold everything! It is regularly $108, but order before next Friday at firstname.lastname@example.org and it's yours for only $81.00 plus tax. That INCLUDES shipping!Now, let's say you're in love with the Lauren but just want a little bit of something special....you will love the Austen! It's exactly like the Lauren, but has darling embroidery. Regularly $118, you will get this baby for $89 plus tax! Again, shipping is included.
Feel free to browse the entire Hobo website! Anything can be yours at 25% savings. Just e-mail email@example.com by NEXT Friday, November 7th to receive your discount. It will be the perfect stocking stuffer, the perfect give for that hard to by sister-in-law, or maybe just the perfect something for little old YOU! XOXO
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
We started the weekend with dinner on Friday night and a little Wii-Fit marathon with James and Allison. I had never played it before and it.was.hilarious! I especially loved the fact that we all just played with James' Mi and when I stepped on to hula hoop it definitely said, "James, your weight has changed." I most likely out-weigh him, so that's no fun. I did manage to overcome the verbal throw-down by the Wii guy and hula hoop myself into hysterics. Dave hula hooping was visually awesome! I couldn't get my camera out in time, but let's just say hip coordination isn't his strong suit... he gave those Hawaiian hula girls a run for their money!
On Saturday, I enjoyed a good heart palpitation when the Horns decided to go down to the wire with Oklahoma State. I mean, what is it with the Cowboys (Dallas) and the Longhorns wanting to put their fans into orbit in the last 30 seconds of the game? Good thing I didn't watch much of the Dallas game or I probably would have gone crazy! Especially since Witten got hurt. My Fantasy Football team is pretty much in the toilet. Romo WAS my QB, Witten is my tight end who left the game with an injury, and my running back....whose name escapes me now is donedies as well. It was fun while it lasted Fantasy Football.
Last night was the real enchilada! So a few weeks ago, mom calls me at work and I could tell she was so excited she was about to burst. She said, "Did you hear me on the River??" Instantly...I knew.....mom had been on the radio. Oh.My.Gosh.
Me: "NO! You were not on the radio!!"
So, that's how it went down, and last night was the big meet and greet and concert. IT.WAS.AWESOME! Ok, I love Mercy Me. I have had a big connection with them dating back to college. I know...a whole 7 years....but roll with me. The Christian life is so full of ups and downs. Sometimes you feel you're on the mountain top and you just couldn't be closer to God, and then sometimes you look back and realize you've been doing things on your own without consulting God because, "I got this one!" Or maybe that's just stubborn me that does that...
It just seems that I always manage to connect through song and randomly, there have been so many Mercy Me songs speak to me no matter where I am in my walk. Last night, I got to meet them (and Bebo Norman who is totally adorbs!!) and then in listening to their songs and their hearts I realized why I connect with their music so much...they are so real. Things aren't always great, things aren't always easy, but Jesus is always there with us and he tells us "For my Yolk is easy and my burden is light"- Matthew 11: 30. It was a fabulous night. This was one of the highlight for me...they sang their song Bring the Rain and it absolutely moved me to tears. I took this video with my camera and I hope you can get a glimpse of what it was like to hear God's people worshiping and telling Him He is holy!
I'm not sure why all my pics came out so dark. I think since I'm blogging I might need to splurge for a better camera. :) It was an awesome experience and I give major props to mom for winning our tickets!! OH, and I was completely shameless and had the band sign everything I had with me. :) Mom and I also became BFF with Matt, Roxanne and Gary from the River. There's no shame in our game!
Mom and I in line...we are hyped! Dad and Dave went to save our seats, so they didn't get to meet the band. Thanks guys!
Mom and I with precious Bebo
Photo Op with the Band and our new BFF Matt from the River!
They were truly wonderful performers. They sound EXACTLY like they do on their CDs.
My loot :)
Friday, October 24, 2008
I absolutely love this line of candles from Anthropologie and have a hard time choosing my favorite. I will go with Fleurs De Fete for the summer months.
Another personal favorite is part of the Capri Blue line. Anthropologie carries these as well, but I have seen them many other places. These are amazing! I love Aloha, but they are all wonderful.
Our houses SMELL cleaner already! :)
PS...I'm so excited because I was asked to be a guest blogger over at Today's Housewife blog. Check out my guest blogging debut, and you might just find a few more fabulous gift ideas! TGIF!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Roxie with her cute frame...I should have taken an "after" picture with the bow. Cute!
Me, kickin' it with Miss Maddie
Terri and I showing off our craft projects
The finished product...Ta-Da!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I'm thinking forward my friends and getting excited for the things I love about fall! Some of my top favorites are:
1. TURTLENECKS!! If you know me at all, you know I love turtlenecks. I have no idea why. I need to branch out. I feel so safe and Jackie O in them. I know Jackie wouldn't wear it every day in different colors though. I'm going to "mix-it-up" this year.
2. Football...yeah buddy! Honestly, college football Saturdays and NFL Sundays make me happy! It feels relaxing and fun. Football makes people want to get together and fellowship over some good old fashioned competition. It's good for the soul.
Double whammy...the pea coat AND the turtleneck
4. Pumpkin patches. They are everywhere and I LOVE it!! It is so fun to see families out picking their perfect family pumpkin, or parents taking pics of their kids in their little fall outfits. I also LOVE carving pumpkins. We always did this as a family and it brings back very fun memories! I'm posting a pic of Miss Maddie since her fall photo shoot was just too cute!!
Rook was THRILLED to play the roll of Santa...can't you tell?
The best is making a s'more from a homemade fire!
Have a fabulous Fall!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Who would have thought that after 18 years I would still remember every word, every note, every point of voice inflection just as I had years ago rockin' and rollin' with my cassette tape? The 90's were a wonderful time complete with The Fresh Prince, New Kids on the Block, couple's skates and Saved by the Bell.
The song that brought back many memories, as well as my total inner diva rock star, was their 1990 hit Hold On. I have included the video below so you too can rock out. I know you know all the words! Maybe you can impress your husband too. :)
PS...my favorite part runs from about the 2:20-2:50 mark...enjoy!
Friday, October 17, 2008
This cardigan will keep you warm and stylish for those Friday night football games!
"Remember you're never fully dressed, Though you may wear the best, You're never fully dressed without a Smile!" ~ Annie
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The book I read is Same Kind of Different as Me. I'm not even close to the first person who has read it and I am so glad I won't be the last. I think it changes hearts and stubborn minds. I was introduced to this book from my mom, who was introduced to it by my sister. I'm not sure how I hadn't heard of it before. Maybe because my heart wasn't ready until now. Maybe because God put this book in my life when it was His perfect timing. He had something to teach me and He waited until I was ready to hear it. I'm so very thankful that the time has come.
It is very hard for me to admit my flaws. No one likes to admit the things they don't like about themselves, but I'm not talking bad hair days and 10 lbs of excess weight....I'm talking characteristics so opposite from the God I love and serve. Flaws like not loving all those around me, but only those that are easy to love. Flaws like seeing the worst in people rather than looking for the very best and seeing that person as a child of God. Why am I any better than the person next to me that just hasn't been told the story of God's amazing grace? I'm not. I'm absolutely not. I've just been shown mercy.
While reading the book, I found myself being cynical and pointing my finger at (what initially looked like) laziness, selfishness, rudeness...only to read in the very next sentence how my perception was SO WRONG! I don't want to spoil the book for you because I pray that you'll read it, but I was absolutely brought to my knees and wept in disgust at myself as I realized how my perceptions formed so fast and so negatively. I read about Denver (the main character) sleeping during the day and I felt so letdown that when not being watched, he would revert to his lazy ways. In the very next sentence, God showed me the heart of someone so far beyond my tiny mind and I realized that it really isn't always what it seems. How ashamed I felt.
I have prayed for my mind to be transformed and my heart to be softened. Somewhere along the way I lost the fact that we are all God's children and deserve to be loved, respected, appreciated, important and forgiven. Not just me and not just you. It goes from the guy that cuts me off on I-35 to the woman checking me out at Wal-Mart to my next door neighbor who I haven't taken the time to meet and truly care about.
God has some work to do on me, and I pray that my heart will become so in line with His that I see people the way he sees people...as worthy.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Nana started it!
I have grown up with the characters and had a few laughs at the fact that Victor and Nikki have been married about 10 times. And it seems like there are only 20 people in the world because they all marry each other. Sharon has been married to Jack and Nick, Phyllis has been married to Jack and Nick and Danny, Nikki has been married to Victor and Jack and David, Victor has been married to Nikki, Hope, Sabrina, Ashley....you get the picture. Oh, and until Neil opened his bar, the only place in town to go eat or have a drink was Gina's.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Jake wanted in on the action :) Oh, and the game day beer says "Oklahoma Suks" and can be found at HEB.
The game starts at 11:00am tomorrow, so remember...
"Come EARLY, be LOUD, stay LATE, wear ORANGE!" Amen.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Before: Our bedroom with the open wall above our bed.
After: Our bedroom with the new wall decor
I printed our initials out on regular printer paper and got 3 frames from Garden Ridge. It took me about 15 minutes to hang them...done and done. On to the next adventure!
Friday, October 3, 2008
"Excuse me, but I love your Coach watch. Could you tell me what time it is?" "Sure! It's time to find a cure!" :)
Have hair as great as J-Lo with Bumble and Bumble's classic hairspray
Here's an idea for your next dinner party....who doesn't love brownies!
Paula Dean is throwin' in her favorite recipes for the cure
And of course, KitchenAid and all of their adorable products!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Today, we celebrate you, Dad! I thank God that he chose you to be my daddy. Here's to wonderful memories and here's to you! I love you!