Saturday, November 28, 2009

Battle for the Boot

The Razorbacks are playing tonight at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge trying to bring the boot back to Arkansas for the third year in a row! I am so excited about the game, Whoo Pig! My hubby and I will be cheering the Razorbacks to a victory against LSU from the comfort of our living room, ha! I am hoping for a much deserved win against the Tigers...come on Hogs beat LSU and bring back the boot!

Go Hogs Go!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Loving the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I told you about my Thanksgiving menu in my previous post and I am happy to report that it was a huge success, yay! I did what I could last night so that I wouldn't have to run around like a crazy lady this morning to pull it all together...that proved to be the secret to my success.

Now that the kitchen is clean and Thanksgiving Day is coming to a close, I am dreaming of Christmas. The season is upon us and I am so excited, Christmas is my favorite holiday. I have decided that I want to do something a little different on my tree this year, so I am going to do a little online investigation this evening to check out some new ideas.

I always have red and gold accents on my tree full of white lights and I absolutely LOVE it, but I just feel like this year I need a little something else {a little spice} to add to the usual mix. I'm not sure yet, but I am thinking that the addition of some animal print might be exactly what I need on my tree!

With so many things to be thankful for, I have had a wonderful day! I hope that your Thanksgiving was great too!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving at the Newlyweds

Billy and I are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year for the first time and I couldn't be more excited about it!

Here is a list of all the yummy goodness that I will be preparing for the big day...
  • Turkey. We always buy just the turkey breasts and cook them since we don't have any fans of dark meat in the fam. Did you know that you can just buy the breast at the store...this was at one time news to me and brilliant I might add. Billy will be smoking the turkey this year which I am sure will prove to be fabulous!

  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Need I say more? Each Thanksgiving I am convinced that I could potentially have mashed potatoes running out my ears because I have consumed so many, ha!

  • Seven Layer Salad. My mom is going to make this one, it's one of her specialties is definitely a Southern family favorite!

  • Cornbread Salad. I've told you about this one in a previous post...another one of my Southern family's favorites and a must have for any family gathering.

  • Green Bean Bundles. If you don't know about these delicious little bundles of love, then you are truly missing out. I will pass on the recipe to anyone that needs it, just let me know.

  • Mimi's Dressing. I will be attempting this one for the first time this year so wish me luck! Thanksgiving just isn't complete without some yummy dressing {a.k.a stuffing}to go with your turkey and potatoes.

  • Rolls. What better to compliment an entire plate of goodness? I am just not sure that there's a better one, ha!

  • Pies. My mom is making some pies to bring and I am not sure which ones she will choose to make, but they will for sure be delicious! I am sure that after dinner when the pie time is prime I will be too full to even think about eating a single piece, ha!

I have so many things to be thankful for...I am thankful that I have a wonderful husband to share my life with and love unconditionally, I just can't imagine my life without him. I am thankful for our families, who mean the absolute world to me. I am also so thankful for our wonderful friends who we enjoy supporting and sharing our lives with. We are so blessed and most of all I am so thankful to God for all the love and blessings that he has given us!

I have a busy evening ahead of me...I am going to get as much as I can prepped for tomorrow. I am so excited about hosting our first Thanksgiving! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

Happy Turkey Day everyone!


Friday, November 20, 2009

I Love Sweet Tea and Biscuits...

Insert my scary sweet singing voice...♫♫I'm so excited and I just can't hide it...♫♫

Guess what I was surprised with today...this Fabulous Award!

I was given this adorable award by a sweet blogger friend at Sweet Tea and Biscuits, yay!
You have to check out her super cute's super southern and simply darling. She's starting a spotlight award that will showcase a new Sassy Southern blogger each week! Can you just imagine how super fun this will be? I am so excited, you have to join in on the fun...don't miss it!

I am so thankful to have received this award! Check out the Sweet Tea and Biscuits blog to see the other Sassy Southern blogs that were chosen and then check out the blogs of these sweet southern ladies. Tomorrow I will be passing this award on to some of my favorite Southern blogger girls.
What a great way to start the weekend off, I love it!

Blind Side

How bad do you want to see this movie?

I think that I cried the first time I saw just the preview for this movie, ha! It was definitely one of those previews that leaves you thinking, I have to see that movie!

The movie is based on the true story of Michael Oher. Michael is a kid from a broken home and is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do family who help him fulfill his potential. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and with the help of his coaches and adopted family he becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.

The movie stars these two...

Sandra looks pretty fancy...don't you think? Then there's Tim...does anyone besides me think that Tim McGraw doesn't really quite look like himself without a cowboy hat?

I cannot wait to see this movie, I think that it will be so super good! I think that my hubby and I might go see it on Sunday...that is if we aren't putting up our Christmas lights on the house, yay!

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have a great weekend!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Serious Struggle for Nat...

Have you ever had a crick in your neck before?If you have experienced this pain before let me just say, "Bless your heart!"

I have spent the last 4 days on my death bed in bed almost constantly feeling absolutely dreaded. It all started out on Friday, but I woke up that morning with everything feeling fine and normal. Once I got up and started getting ready for work, my neck seemed to get stiffer and stiffer as time went by. I went to work and by mid morning I could not move my head to the side without crying. If you have ever had a crick before, I am sure that you can empathize! The smallest movements (like walking) can trigger the worst possible pain and it's is the kind of pain that just makes you want to cry your little eyes out.

I was able to take a muscle relaxer (which didn't really work at all) and some Ibuprofen to make it to my best friend Tennyson's birthday dinner Friday night at the Melting Pot...this fondue style dinner was totally worth all the pain and anguish because it was so super fun and delicious! Little did I know that this trip to the Melting Pot would be the last departure I made from my house all weekend!

I spent Saturday and Sunday in bed with alternating hot and cold was so horrible! I am the type of girl that likes to be on the move so I felt so bad that I was stuck in the bed. I kept telling Billy that I was sorry that I couldn't do this and that, but he was understanding and was a super great nurse!

My sweet Mom came over yesterday and rubbed my neck for 2 hours...I am so thankful for her. After she was done with the rub down, I seriously felt a little better which was a huge milestone compared to the way I had felt 24 hours before! I was amazed that I could actually lift my head up from my pillow without severe pains shooting down my neck, ha!

As I layed in bed all weekend I prayed that God would take this horrible pain away. I was thankful that this little incident happened over the weekend so that I had time to rest without having to miss any work, that was a blessing for sure. I found comfort in Jeremiah 30:17 "I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord."

I awoke to a sniff neck this morning and thought that I was back where I started again with little improvements, but I made myself get up and get ready for work. I took all the necessary gear with me to work...this included the hand held massager and the heating pad. As the day progressed my neck started feeling less stiff...Praise the Lord!

I am happy to report that as I sit here at 4pm, all I can think about is all the stuff that I want to do when I get home. I couldn't even blog over the weekend I felt so bad...I could just not get comfortable no matter how I positioned myself! I am feeling back to my old self again and couldn't be more thankful!
I hope that you everyone had a great weekend! I can't wait to catch up with my favorite blogger girls!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Seriously Wynonna?

I guess that Wynonna is sad that her career is all but over seeing that she made such a negative comment about sweet Taylor Swift.

Taylor won Entertainer of the Year last night at the Country Music Awards. Wynonna said in an interview with USA Today, "You want my honest comment? It’s too much too soon."

I personally think that there shouldn't be a time frame put on the achievement of success. Who cares that she is only 19 years old, she works very hard and she deserves it!

I watched the CMA's last night just hoping that I would catch a glimpse or performance by you know who...

Needless to say, I was not disappointed! Did you watch the CMA's last night? If you did, who was your favorite?


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's Official...

I wanted to write a quick post to fill you in on the good news...


I am officially a Lash Stylist and could not be more excited about it, yay! I will have more details later {since I am at work now} because I definitely want you to know about all the grueling training fun!
Hope you're having a great day!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A New Career

Tomorrow and Monday I will be in Oklahoma City for training to become an Xtreme Lash Stylist!

Do you know about this new and fabulous procedure?
Eyelash extensions add length and volume to your natural lashes and look simply fabulous! Can you imagine waking up each morning and having lashes that look like this? I love long beautiful lashes and can't wait to master the technique.
I did hair for a couple of years, but left the salon for a more "stable" career. When you first start doing hair it is SO hard financially since you are trying to build and establish a clientele. As a single girl I had to move on to plan B and leave the salon. I was blessed with a great job and a wonderful boss/office family. After 3 years at my current job I was blessed with an opportunity that I could not pass up.

I know that anytime you make a career change it is most always hard, but I am so excited about the opportunity I have to do eyelash extensions at the same salon that I left just 3 years ago. This job will enable me to have the same income and a more flexible schedule...perfect for a mommy! I know what you are thinking now and no I am NOT least not yet! I can't wait to be back with all the girls at the salon having so much fun!

We have turned it all over to God because he has a plan for us and we trust in Him with all of our hearts! I can't wait to see what the future holds for us...I am super excited!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! My day was wonderful especially because my Razorbacks beat South Carolina!

Go Hogs Go!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Agree to Disagree...

If you caught this post, you already know that I absolutely adore this man...I could you not love him?While my handsome hubby DOES like George Strait {not as much as me of course}, he DOES NOT like this FANCY lady...
In fact, he would have you think that he'd rather hear you scratch your fingernails down a chalk board than hear her voice! You might ask yourself, "how is this possible?" I know that I have asked myself that question at least a hundred times...I often wonder how this could be possible as I sing "Fancy don't let me down" at the top of my lungs, ha! How can a boy born and raised in Oklahoma not like Reba? She is from Oklahoma as far as I am concerned she should be the pride of Oklahoma in his eyes...not happening, ha!
My HH calls me at work earlier this week and we had the following conversation ...

{insert HH's excited to break the news voice}
HH: Guess who is coming to the BOK center in February?
Me: Who?
HH: I'll give you a's someone that you've always said you HAD to see in concert.
{insert my giddy, super excited voice}
Me: George Strait?
HH: Yep, he's coming on February 20th. Do you want to go?
Me: Are you really asking me that? Of course I want to fact, I would give my left leg to go! I am so excited, we'll have so much fun!
HH: I was thinking that you could go with your sister or Tennyson (my BFF.)
Me: Why?
HH: Well, guess who's coming with him?
Me: I don't know, who?
{insert HH's not excited voice}
{insert me dying laughing}
Me: Oh, you are totally going and I will sing "Fancy don't let me down" to you until I no longer have a voice! You're not getting out of this one...we'll have so much fun!
HH: Okay...

So, here is where we'll be on February 20th

I am so excited and I can't wait! I am sure that we will have a super fun time...we'll be together after all and we always seem to have a fabulous good time!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Is this a Joke?

I usually take a glance at Fox News every morning just to make sure I didn't miss any big news from overnight, ha! This morning I saw this headline and was completely blown away!

Colorado Man Stabs Himself to Miss Work

Straight of the presses from Fox News online, the article said that the man stabbed himself in the leg and made other cuts on his body as well...all as a ploy to miss work that day! While the article does not confirm this, I am sure that this "ploy" was a success and the man did in fact miss work that he could spend some quality time at the police station. He now faces charges for obstructing justice...surely this man won't pull a stunt like this ever again. Further more, I wonder if he still has a job at Blockbuster?

News like this just boggles my mind...the fact that someone would go to such great lengths just to call into work?? His boss must be seriously mean!