Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gosh...I Just Love Ruffles!

Updated to add: to see where any of these adorable things are from, just click on the image and it will take you to Polyvore... :)

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{Another} Letter to Newlywed Husband.

Dear Sweetheart,

I love you, as I told you here. Because I love you and don't want to go to jail for punching you in the face let me offer you some advice, proffered in the most loving and gentle way possible.

When she is already pissed at you for numerous reasons, pantsing your wife while she is cooking your dinner is a BAD idea.

Love always,

Your Wife

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Shower With Love.

Jenna from Eat, Live, Run just lost her 19 year old brother to a tragic accident. Please go reach out to her, and shower her with some sweet thoughts and bloggy love during this difficult time for her and her family!

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I think Newlywed Husband and I will have to make a trip to the movies this weekend to see WOLVERINE!!!

Newlywed Husband likes action movies...

...I like Ryan Reynolds.

Who said compromise was hard - it's fun :)

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What Newlywed Wife Is Wearing Wednesday...


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Letter to Newlywed Husband.

Dear Honey,

I love you, but you're pissing me off today. Knock it off.


Your Wife

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I'm a total sucker for old musicals - not just because I love singing and dancing around the house like an idiot, but because the truly great musicals were made during a time when movie stars were so amazingly glamourous that I just can't even stand it!

This is one of my favorites:

Can you even imagine standing between two of the most amazing singer/dancer/actors of all time? Not to mention they're both total dreamboats!!!

The lipstick! The hair! She even manages to pull off a dress with GIANT sunflowers plastered all over it and still look fabulous!

Where has all the glamour in Hollywood gone? (Lindsay Lohan please tell me you are taking notes...) Kathryn Grayson has the most perfect hair I've ever seen throughout the entirety of Anchors Aweigh, not to mention her over-the-top gorgeous outfits!

My attempt to re-create a bit of the glamour - on a budget :)


What movie-star style would (do) you like to borrow from?

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A Few More Things.

Some of you may have learned a bit more about me (and Newlywed Husband) if you read this post last week. Here are a few more fun facts...just because it's Tuesday, and I'm procrastinating starting to work on a report :)

I love reality tv. Not cute reality tv like John & Kate + 8. I'm talking like really trashy, horribly edited reality tv. Currently, my favorites are; Daisy of Love, & I Love Money 2. I'm desperate for Real Housewives of Orange County and Atlanta to come back, personally the cast of NYC is pretty darn boring, and I can't understand a dang thing that the Jersey cast is saying.

Personal style: I'm either Barbied out in a super-cute outfit, full-on makeup, with hair done, or in sweatpants that are at minimum 4x too big, (still) with full-on makeup, and a baseball hat. Casual clothes do not exist in my world, I'm either over-dressed or under-dressed 99% of the time.

I. Hate. Flat. Shoes. Only on me, other people look cute in them. You won't catch me in any flat shoes other than flip flops in the dead of summer or tennis shoes at the gym. (who am I kidding, I don't work out :)

My taste in music veers wildly from Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood, to Britney Spears, to Run DMC. I'm also a chronic channel surfer when we are in the car. Newlywed Husband has threatened to tape the radio dial down to keep me from switching it every two seconds.

I'm allergic to egg yolks, therefore I've never had the flu shot, which is made with egg yolks. Betcha didn't know that.

Jello makes me gag. Jello shots are unthinkable.

Am I the only person who thinks that Oprah sleeps in a cryogenic chamber? Her face NEVER ages. Either that, or they've figured out how to airbrush tv shows.

When I was little, I wanted to be the voice of a Disney princess. I still do.

I have seen every episode of Will and Grace at least 6 times, and still laugh uncontrollably every time at all the jokes. Especially when Karen hands Jack her American Express and tells him to "Go charge yourself a little happy".

Even though he is the complete anthises of my 'normal' type, has slightly effeminate qualities, and is just a little bit creepy/weird...I have a mad-crazy crush on Johnny Depp.

I don't run. Unless the building is on fire, or there is a huge sale at Neimans.


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Please Watch.

This sickens and saddens me. Remember how we just talked about the police officer who held a Houston Texan's player outside of a hospital for rolling through a red light (when NO ONE else was in the intersection) - while the man's mother-in-law was dying? If you haven't heard this story, you can read my take, and see the video here.

Sunday night, another incident of police on a power-trip occured - sadly this time they resorted not only to verbal abuse but actual physical brutality.

The Bamboozle Tour (Sickest Kids, Mercy Mercedes - I'm a country music girl, but have heard these bands are good) was wrapping up a show in Philadelphia at TLA, and one of the band members backed their van/trailer up to the loading dock - as instructed by the venue manager. 3 bike policemen came up, told him to move, ignoring his explanation that the venue had TOLD him to load/unload in that particular spot, and gave him 3 tickets!

The bands continued to load their stuff, and the officers came back a few minutes later. The band member (same guy), was backing the van out of the alley, and ran over a water bottle that was laying behind the van. The water squirted onto one of the officers, and all hell broke loose. They slammed the guy into the van, screaming at him, threw him on the ground where he bashed his head open on a glass bottle, and beat him with metal batons. The tour manager came out to try to help, and he was screamed at to get back (and I think they also hit him as well).

It is important to note that NONE of the band members/tour manager ever raised a hand to one of the officers, or made any type of threatening movements at all. Fans were all around, and several got the incident on videotape - one of which you can see below. Police officers were shining their lights in the cameras, trying to destroy the videos and obviously the evidence that may later incriminate them for police brutality. One of the other band members actually called 911 during the incident, telling them to send help because their officers were beating innocent people.

Please note that I think law enforcement is a necessity, and don't wish to stereotype by saying that all police officers are brutal and on a power trip. But I sincerely hope that this incident, as well as the Ryan Moats incident will make our law enforcement system sit up and realize that our system as it stands is seriously flawed. The police pledge to serve and protect... not brutalize and cause mass terror.

Sorry for such a serious post, but this story made me cry this morning as I was driving to work at the absolute lack of compassion and humanity. What do you think about this situation?

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Monday, April 27, 2009

An Award? Well Just Call Me Blessed!

The ever-so-sweet Sparkles of Serendipity bestowed this lovely award on my blog recently - a great big THANK YOU to her :)

Here are the rules: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Wow, this is hard, and I'm in a rush, so I'm just naming pick the other two!!!

Meet the McCrady's
The Pettijohns
In Love With a Farm Boy
Shabby Princess
Life Happens

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It's Raining, It's Pouring...

Yuck - what a Monday morning! It's pouring here in Dallas, thunder, lightning, the whole bit! But, I guess it is still April, so hopefully these showers will bring some beautiful May flowers!

One of the great things about rain? The opportunity to carry more cute accessories - namely, umbrellas!

{Perhaps a reminder of the coming May flowers?}

{It's always a beautiful day under this umbrella!}

{Make a bold statement - rain or not! How cute with pink boots?}

{Feeling feline? Try this umbrella - with a red raincoat!}

{The solution for never being able to get your sweetie to carry the umbrella!}

{It's gaudy, it's over-the-top, I love it.}

{all umbrellas found at Target (dot) com}

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

You WIN!!!

And the winner of the Jimmy Buffett Challenge is...


Please e-mail me your info so I can send you your prize :)

Have a great weekend!

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April Showers Bring May...

flowers!!! What's your favorite? (Mine is the adorable wedge with the giant flower on the toe :)


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Friday, April 24, 2009

Nautical - In or Out?

For some reason I've been really into nautical-themed stuff lately...are you a fan of the trend?


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A Few Things.

I'm in a super-random, slightly-more-than-excited mood today. Please pardon the randomness of the following.

I only like the weird flavor Jelly Beans. Like coconut, buttered popcorn, blueberry, black get the idea.

Newlywed Husband makes the bed every day. It took me at least a month to learn the "proper way to make the bed" (according to him), and it involves an inordinate amount of fluffing, tucking, hospital cornering...way too much effort before 7am. So he makes the bed. End of story.

Winston is a total mooch. When I cook dinner, he jams his face between my legs and the counter, desperate to catch any morsels that might fall from the countertop. He can also catch food that is thrown at him in his mouth...the record is 13 grapes in a row. It's pretty funny.

I read at warp speed - the last Harry Potter book took me 4 hours flat (all 756 pages). It's a curse, I never get to really enjoy what I read. Magazines take an average of 20 minutes, which makes plane rides nothing short of horrific.

I've been to 3 continents, 9 countries, and 12 states. Strange how they're all multiples of three. Huh.

Approximately 82% of all the people I have ever met have told me I remind them of Karen from Will and Grace. I have brown hair, very similar taste in wardrobe, believe that martini olives are a food group, and have never met a gay man that didn't tell me I looked fabulous. Surprisingly, another frequent comparison is Bridget from The Girls Next Door. I have never been and will never be a blonde, have never dated an octogenarian, and don't have my own tv show (but would totally take one), so this comparison is slightly more baffling.

Newlywed Husband has been informed that if we ever move from the great state of Texas, it will be to California, Miami, or Hawaii. No options for compromise exist for this topic.

I frequently use the word ya'll, and tend to launch into a southern accent rivaled only by those heard on "Dallas" after approximately 2.3 glasses of merlot.

Have a super weekend, I'll be posting rather infrequently...but for sure on Monday :)

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Happy Friday!

Hi girls! So sorry I've been absent, the past 2 days have been filled with a sinus infection, tons of work, and getting ready for a weekend away with Newlywed Husband. What do you have planned for this weekend?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Should Have Been Born in the 1950's...

I've always said I was born in the wrong decade...and should have been a movie star...such glamour! You were never overdressed, not even at the beach!


What decade would you have liked to live in?

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German Shorthair Love.

Newlywed Husband rescued Winston when he was just 1 year old (Winston, not NH :). Winston was skinny, scared, and had been abandoned with no food or water for weeks. He's now happy, healthy, and a mischeveous little rat!

I'm obsessed with German Shorthaired Pointer mixes (Winston is 1/2 GS and 1/2 Lab), and am convinced that someday we will get another one... so while I was looking at the ones available for adoption I found this heartwrenching story (don't worry, there's a happy ending!).

Don't blame me if you cry while reading that story...

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Winston...Still Life.

I just couldn't resist taking these pictures of our little hairy son. {Note: he may look adorable and cherubic, but he was snoring like a logger when I took these pictures!}

REMEMBER: Only 2 more days to enter the Jimmy Buffett Challenge!

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Summer Essentials...Target Style!


My summer essentials include {but are not limited to}
  • good spray sunblock
  • a cutie apron for outdoor grilling
  • a great drink dispenser for parties
  • tinted moisturizer (because who wants to wear foundation in the Texas weather?)
  • a mindless, fun girlie movie
  • comfy flats
  • a cowboy hat to wear...pretty much everywhere...especially with (see below :)
  • a go-to bathing suit

What are your summer must-haves?

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17 Again...

Who saw 17 Again this weekend? Was it good? I heard yes!!! (never mind that I would have to drug and hogtie Newlywed Husband to get him to see this movie with me :)

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Celebrity Apprentice...Real Time Update.

Newlywed Husband and I are currently obsessed with Celebrity Apprentice (We have to have something to DVR while we're waiting for the new season of Burn Notice, right?) obsessed that I'm actually blogging as we watch it tonight :)

Here are our two picks to win:

Jesse James - host of "Monster Garage", super-cool dude, stays out of the drama, and oh yeah, married to Sandra Bullock!

Joan Rivers - love her. She just called someone a B. She's had like 1,843 plastic surgeries, is at least 76 years old, curses like a sailor, and swills champagne. Did I mention I love her?

UPDATE: OMG. Jesse James just farted on national T.V. He must win. I'm laughing so hard I can't breathe.

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