Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween Y'all!
I hope you have a spooktacular day.

No dressing up for me this year, but I will post pics of our work Halloween Happy Hour tomorrow.

I must admit that the thing I am most excited about is, after today, we can officially start decorating for Christmas!!! All Christmas decor is 50% off at Hobby Lobby this week - yes that means I'm going to stock up!

This is also a VERY big week for a VERY important man in my life. It's Homecoming Week at OCU - M has worked so hard, and I know all of the work will pay of this week. I am so proud of him -- Rock it out MSB!

A post without pictures makes me sad, so I apologize. But I'm going to make up for it later this week!

Live life glamorously,

Friday, October 28, 2011


All that glitters isn’t always gold – unless of course you have gold glitter.

And boy did we ever! A group of us stayed late at work on Tuesday night to shoot a new spot for a client, and glitter took on a starring role.

The concept was a puppet show to a Christmas song with the lyrics redone to fit the messaging for the client. It was a lot of fun to put on my “stage manager” hat and help the process run efficiently and smoothly – with a big dose of fun thrown in!

After a couple “dress rehearsals” we decided it was time for the “tech rehearsal” – aka it was time for the glitter rockets to fire…

As you can see, the three of us that were puppeteers got the worst of the fallout. After 5 or 6 rounds of glitter firing, we determined we had what we needed. After failing at my attempt to de-glitter-ify myself, I decided to embrace the shimmer and sparkle.

There is still glitter strewn about the office – and quite a bit in my bathroom at home. But I must admit, it was such a fun night. It’s always fun for me to have the opportunity to utilize the “entertainment” knowledge that I gained in college and have a blast with my colleagues.

So… the question buzzing in my head now is, “When’s the next shoot?”

Live life glamorously and with glitter,


Monday, October 24, 2011

Busy Week

What a weekend!

After work on Saturday, I got really sick with another stomach bug, so M came over and we watched "Red Riding Hood." It was SO good. The whole time we were trying to figure out who the wolf was - and we were shocked when we found out.

I slept-in yesterday and woke up feeling much better. I decided to run to Target to pick up a few necessities before it was time for our Sunday plans. Well, when I got out of the car, I heard a really loud hissing noise. Realizing it was one of the tires on the car, I decided I shouldn't go inside Target. When I turned the car back on, the air pressure monitor light was on. I drove straight to the tire place that I used in college. After I pulled in, I got out of the car to survey the tire to see if I was being overly-cautious- no way -the tire was almost flat.

The tire place didn't open until noon, so M came and picked me up and we went to get breakfast. We went back to the shop after we were done, and I chatted with the guys about the tire. M said I used my "cute voice." aka, I flirted a little bit to make sure that my car was taken care of and in a timely manner. I even dropped a louder-than-normal, "I really trust them here," while standing at the counter talking to M. The guy said, "Well, we sure do like to hear that!" Success.

After the paperwork was signed, we were off to explore the Parade of Homes. For the last ten days, over 100 homes in the OKC metro have been open for potential buyers to visit. It is a way to showcase various interior designers, builders, architects and other home service companies. We had our plan of action all mapped out. Boy oh boy, it was so much fun! And we saw quite a few houses - I'd say close to 25?

I need to upload some pictures for you to see. One house in particular was the total "dream house." M and I both thought so. It was so glamorous and over the top - just the way we like it! LOL

We finally rounded out our evening with grocery shopping. After saying goodnight, I came home to straighten up the apartment and watch part 2 of the Real Housewives of NJ Reunion. A good night of sleep followed, and I'm ready for the week ahead. It's going to be a busy one!

Tonight: Dinner with girl friends
Tuesday: "free night" - will be at the gym training for the Turkey Trot!
Wednesday: M's birthday and his mom's birthday! We'll be having a late dinner, and I can't wait to give them their gifts!
Thursday: Tennis
Friday: Going to Stillwater for OSU's homecoming "walk around" - definitely one of my favorite times of the year
Saturday: Going back to Stillwater for the football game
Sunday: The usual errands and a shower for a friend!

Whew, it'll be Monday morning again before I know it!

Live life glamorously,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My oh my!

Well, I do declare! I sure have been absent for a while - 11 days to be exact. I assure you, it's not for lack of material.

Last week, M's 75-year old cousin (truly his second-cousin) passed away. He had been sick for a while, but it was a surprise to the family that it happened when it did. Having lost my Uncle back in May, all of those emotions stirred up in me. I started crying when I heard the news and knew that I needed to be in Dallas with M and his family for the services.

After work on Saturday, I drove down and spent the remainder of the weekend doing my best to be the encourager that I knew he needed. That weekend, I realized that no matter how much we think we are "over" the emotions of loss, in an instant, those feelings are as fresh as they were in the beginning.

I only met Tom twice, but I have heard so many amazing stories from M and his mom. At the service, the poem "Footprints" was read. Have you heard it? I think it's truly amazing for anyone to hear as a reminder that God is always there, even if we don't feel him. I've included it at the bottom of this post and strongly recommend you take a minute to read it.

On Tuesday, I came down with a terrible stomach bug - it resembled food poisoning. At about 8pm, I texted a friend from work (whose hubby is a nurse) to find out if I needed to go to the hospital for fluids. I cried and cried because I was oh-so-thirsty.

M took wonderful care of me, even in the midst of me crying that I wanted my Mommacita - I wonder if I'll ever stop feeling that way? I hope not!

I am finally back to feeling like myself! Hooray! And I'm hopefully back to my blogging-self; I have missed it terribly. Hopefully you've missed me too - he he.

Live life glamorously - and don't forget to tell your family you love them,

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed He was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from His life. For each scene He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging to Him and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of His life flashed before Him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of His life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of His life.

This really bothered Him and He questioned the LORD about it. LORD you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.

The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!

Happy Anniversary Mommacita and Papas!!

I'm so glad that 25 years ago you both said "I do!"

I am seriously the luckiest girl EVER, with the most loving and encouraging parents. Here's to another 25 years - plus many more!

Live life - and be grateful for parents - glamorously,

I thought of another!

I thought of another thing that would never happen if I lived at home...

As I was preparing dinner last night, I was about to steam my broccoli and realized that I only have plastic lids. It might just be "hype" folks, but Mommacita has taught me to only use glass lids in the microwave.

So, this was my solution - oy - I'm almost too embarrassed to post this pic.

One of my Anthropologie salad plates made the perfect make-shift lid for my at-home steamer.

Note to self for next time, use an oven mit when removing the plate. Luckily, my fingers only began to sting right as I put the plate on the counter. Otherwise, I have no doubt it would have been dropped - and most likely shattered - on the floor.

In addition to the many other things that Momma does better, add "has better kitchen equipment" to the list.

Live life glamorously,

Monday, October 10, 2011

Guilty Pleasures...

My television shows are my guilty pleasure, and my favorites this fall are:

1. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (you have permission to judge)
2. Gossip Girl
3. 90210
4. Unforgettable (on CBS)
5. Modern Family
6. Revenge - my total, complete and unquestionable FAVORITE!
7. Project Runway

I do have to admit though, I usually make good use of my TV time - I download a few of my favorites to watch at the gym while I work out. Or I use the machines that let me plug in my headphones and watch.

Speaking of, must run to the gym! It's almost time for the new episode of RHOBH!!

Live life and indulge glamorously,

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Things that wouldn't happen...

On my drive to work Monday, a list started running through my head. Most days the list consists of what I need to do at work, what I need to do after work, what I want to do on the weekend, etc. But this time, the list was "Things that would never happen if I lived at home."

Now, there is a reason for this - well, two actually.

Reason #1 - I'm crazy homesick this week.
Not sure why exactly, other than this is the longest I've ever gone without a trip to NC.

Reason #2 - Prepare yourself to blush slightly, I have turned a shade of pink every time I thought about typing this...

The list started running through my head on Monday because I thought of what I had to buy at the grocery store that night. When we got home from Dallas Sunday night, I went into my bathroom and realized that the 3 squares of toilet paper left on the roll were all that I had left in my apartment. Great.

What's a girl to do? Luckily, I found a box of Kleenexes (that Momma bought for me back in April) in my laundry room - SUCCESS!

So, the first item on the list of "Things that would never happen if I lived at home" is:

I would never run out of Charmin.
Mommacita would never let that happen.

And I have an addendum to that one: If "home" (aka Mommacita) had not taken care of me in April with the purchase of Kleenex, well, let's just not think of the predicament I would have been in.

Ok, so here we go...

Things that would never happen if I lived at home:
1. I would never run out of toilet paper.
2. The dust bunnies around my apartment would not be the Energizer bunnies that they are. They would quickly be swept away.
3. I would never have to buy razor blades (I would just "borrow" from Mommacita). Last time I was at the grocery, I bought a pack of 5 blade disposable razors because they were cheaper than my Venus blade refills!
4. In the morning when I am running crazy-late, I would have someone there to ask if there was anything they could do to help me. Mommacita and Papas are the best at this.
5. Laundry would never be forgotten about in the dryer. I cannot tell you how many times I have found a pile of clean towels and socks in the dryer - still hanging out from the last time I did laundry. Whoops.
6. I would never wonder how long eggs can last in the fridge. Mommacita and I go through eggs really fast - now, I just buy Egg White Eggbeaters - there is an expiration date on the package.
7. It wouldn't be so sad when I'm sick, and I cry out, "I just want my Mooooommmm!!"
Poor M will say, "Well, what does she do? Put a cold cloth on your head? A warm cloth? I can try!"
To which I whine back, "Nooooo. She's just therrrrrre."
Oh, my poor sweet boy.

I'm sure there are many more on the list, but that is a good start. I love my life in OKC, but I love everything about being home. It's so comforting and it warms my heart. I cannot wait to burn up 1-40 from OK to NC to see my family at Thanksgiving. Oh how I miss them!

Live life, and make lists, glamorously,

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Quick Catch Up

Anytime I am gone from the blog for a few days, I always feel the need to explain my absence.

As of 5:30 p.m. last Wednesday, I feel like I didn't stop moving until about 8:30 p.m. last night. Whew, exhausting!

Here's a brief rundown:

Wednesday p.m.
Gym after work
Quick dinner
Home just in time to watch "Revenge"
Shower, then bed

Spray Tan
Mall to pick up something to wear for the weekend trip to Dallas
Picked up dinner because I had no food in the apartment, since I'd be leaving to go out of town the next day
Got home and ran around like crazy trying to pack and get some other things done

Up early to shower
Appointment to catch up with an old professor
Ran home for lunch - which was an english muffin with peanut butter - see explanation above
Finished laundry and packing for Dallas
Zipped off to another appointment
Finally made it through the days of craziness and it was time to leave for Big D!

And here is where the fun weekend (with pictures) begins...

To help the drive go a little quicker, I taught M how to braid hair - he is such a good sport!

Once we got checked in at the hotel, we went to the Arkansas tailgate to meet up with some of his parent's friends.

On Saturday, we got up bright and early and were off to Cowboy Stadium for the Arkansas vs. Texas A&M game.

We were fortunate enough to be able to sit up in the suites. It was SO nice - what a way for me to experience the stadium for the first time!

Following the Hog victory - Woooooo pig sooie!! It was such a good game - we went back to the tailgate for dinner. After, Marcus and I dropped his parents at the hotel, and we made our usually stops in Dallas. Such a fun night!

Sunday, we headed back to Cowboy Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions game. This game didn't go as hoped. Unfortunately, the Cowboys lost, but it was still a fun experience!

We made a few stops before starting the trek home to OKC, and as you can see here, this was the burst of goofy energy before the crash of sleepiness.

We finally made it home around 10:30 p.m. I changed clothes, washed my face and fell into bed - and a deep sleep immediately.

Yesterday was such a "Monday." We had such a wonderful weekend and pretty much moved nonstop, so it was hard to go back to work out of exhaustion and nostalgia for the fun that just ended.

After work I had to go to the grocery store and the gym. But after I showered and got ready for bed, it was the perfect, relaxing evening I longed for. I got caught up on 90210 and my Project 365 (I take a picture every day for a year to chronicle my first year post-college) - then got a great night sleep.

Now I'm ready to take on the week!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend as well. It's October, can you believe it?!

Live life glamorously,