Friday, October 30, 2009

My vision

Since we painted our bedroom in July {I think...}, it's super bare. We have nothing on the walls, and I still haven't finished painting that side table I started on in July {I think...again...}.

I know I posted about that new online-only magazine, Lonny. I was "thumbing" through it again just now and I saw a picture I remember liking from the first time I checked it out.

I really want to make my own headboard, and, before I saw this picture I wanted to use a neutral fabric and maybe spice it up with nailheads or something equally interesting. But, then I came across this picture again, and it makes me want to use a bolder fabric on the headboard {if I ever get it done...}. I love the red animals and flowers, and although a similar fabric wouldn't really work in our bedroom, I'm thinking black stripes or something bold and black, because said side table will eventually {read: soon} be painted black.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tasty Tradition

For the last 2 anniversaries, J and I have stayed home the night of our actual anniversary and cooked dinner. And, considering things have been working out, why mess up a good thing?

I got some filets, asparagus and potatoes and we planned to "hunker down" and have a nice dinner {a la TV trays} and watch the Yankees get beat. I had a special surprise for J up my sleeves, though.

J loooves mushrooms, and The Pioneer Woman had an awesome looking recipe for stuffed mushrooms on her blog a couple of months ago. Luckily something triggered my memory and I remembered that I  had emailed myself a link to the recipe, otherwise he would have never tasted these savory treats.

I set out to make the stuffed mushrooms, and though the recipe looked easy enough, I got a little flustered as I got through the steps. I definitely started browning the sausage a little too early, but all in all, the mushrooms turned out great {so J said...I'm not so much a mushroom fan}!

After the mushrooms were in the oven, we started prepping for dinner. Cut up the potatoes {J loves to fry them in our new cast-iron skillet}, oil/salt/pepper the asparagus and season the steaks.

{I could give you the play by play of the cooking of our meal, but I'd be bored just typing it...}

Here are a couple of pretty terrible pics of our food {sorry I was too busy stirring, tossing, etc. the food}.

stuffed mushrooms in the oven

mushrooms fresh from the oven

potatoes in our cast-iron skillet

steaks ready for the grill

asparagus, ready for the grill

Then, we watched the Yankees. Well, correction, I watched about 6 innings and gave up and watched Tuesday and Wednesday's episodes of Young and the Restless {if you aren't watching, you're missing out, btw}.

In defense of the Yanks, Cliff Lee pitched the game of his life, and grease-ball Chase Utley had two home runs. I have to wish the Bronx Bombers better luck tonight...let's tie up the series!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

THREE years!!

Three years ago today, J and I had the best night ever!

We were married in Austin {my hometown} at Hope Presbyterian and then our reception was at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

That day went by sooo fast. I wasn't really nervous to walk down the aisle, but when the doors opened and I started toward J, I definitely got a little emotional. I loved that I had my dad and grandfather, Popi, escort me. It's something I'll always cherish!

We did the usual ceremony stuff: vows, prayer, unity candle {that we light every year during the week of our anniversary, and is currently lit on our kitchen table}.

A quick sidenote about our unity candle: It's on some shelves with other candles and pictures, etc. Unfortunately, it's fallen off of there a few times and quite a bit has broken off of the top. We like to think of it as a bit of a reflection of a relationship: you stumble and fall but it's still in tact, which serves as  a reminder of the vows that we took.

After the ceremony, we were off to the reception. J and I had dinner upstairs before hitting the reception, and that was our best decision. There's no way we would have been able to sit down and eat anything since we were "working the room" and tearing up the dance floor.

Our honeymoon was in Maui and we were so ready to relax. When we were there, we kept hearing stories from the wedding/reception, so we had to call and find out all of the hilarious stories! For months people kept asking when we were getting married again...if that tells you anything.

Maui was the best. So beautiful. And, most people, while on their honeymoon, go on a sunset cruise or have a candlelit dinner on the beach...we did NONE of those things. We didn't do anything. Our days consisted of getting up {too early}, having some breakfast, hitting the beach, going to the little shopping village {and stocking up on provisions at the ABC store} and finding somewhere great to eat dinner.

So, I'm sure that you want to see pictures now, right. Well, we luckily unfortunately did not get digital pictures. Our photographer used film, and we have yet to get all of the pictures transferred to cds...but I'll work on scanning a few of my faves and post them when I can.

Either way, I want to wish J a VERY happy 3rd anniversary and I look forward to many more to come!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Breakfast of Champions

Have you guys seen those Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich commercials?

Oh my gosh, the one with the "solar system" is my favorite! I think the Moon is HILARIOUS!

At first {before having a substantial, i.e. Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich}, the Moon is half-heartedly rotating around the Earth. But, after a hearty meal, his spirits are perked and he's back to his normal orbiting self.

If you haven't seen it, seriously, you have to check it out!

Since I have no clue how to add video on here, watch the video here!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mustache Merry

I was perusing some of my fav-o-rite websites and happened upon this little gem:

{found here}

Recently there's been a lot of mustache hype. {If you happen to live in the Oklahoma area, you'll know that the trend had a bit of a revival with the OU backup QB, Landry Jones, getting playing time.} Now, as a girl who {thankfully} cannot grow facial hair, these are a hilarious way to join in on the fun.

Cut your leg while shaving?
Have a nasty blister on your foot?
Just have a love of quirky bandages?

All good reasons to sport the mustache {or moustache, whatever you prefer} bandage.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Not up to her normal standards

We all know I love Rachel Zoe {even though she's quite neurotic and all-together crazy}, and I just remembered that she debuted her RZ collection on QVC recently. Have you seen it?

I took a gander at her products this afternoon and I'm not sure I like what I see. There's one pretty cute faux fur vest and another cute handbag, but other than that, I kinda think it all just looks cheap.

Did Taylor really help out, or was this all Rodger's doing?? {I also not-so-secretly love Rodger too...}

You can find her stuff here.

What do you think?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fried Food & Football

It's Sunday, which means that the 2009 OU/Texas weekend is officially over. Overall, we had a great time. We all know the outcome of the game {if you don't, check ESPN...}.

We hit the road for Dallas on Thursday morning and made a stop in Plano to see John's grandparents. It was so good to see them, since we haven't seen them in probably a year {we can't go that long again, really}.

After that, we made our way to the Galleria for an amazing lunch at the Oceanaire. I've eaten there several times, but this time I got the fish tacos and they were awesome! Sooo good! I really recommend eating there, you will not be disappointed. After lunch, we shopped around the Galleria. I like that mall ok, but it doesn't compare to all.

Out with Katherine and Libby. The Loon was crazy that night!

John and Me

Me and ya lady!

On Friday we spent a marathon day at Northpark, and saw many other OU fans. No seriously, Northpark was crawling with OU fans...where do the Texas fans go? They were nowhere to be found!

Friday night was when the real OU/Texas festivities began. We, as usual, had dinner at Dick's Last Resort in the West End {sorta}. It's probably not my favorite place to go, but you can't deny that it's a tradition to go there on Friday of OU/Texas, and therefore we have to go!

Kristin with her reinforced margarita. She accidentally broke her first one!

The plan was to go out with Libby and Kelly after that, but with the game so early on Saturday and our plan to leave for the fair by 8 {yes, that's 8 in the morning} we called it an early night.

Our plan for getting to the fair was to try out the new lightrail line to get there. And, apparently, that was everyone's plan. We waited on the platform for about 15 mins and when a train finally came {some people had been waiting for more than an hour} it was full. So, we skipped the train and luckily found a single longhorn fan in a giant conversion van cab who was kind enough to share. And, to make the entire situation even better, the driver had the best route...we didn't sniff a bit of traffic!

We hung out at the fair for a while, hoping to see everyone we could {we never did meet up with my dad, uncles and cousin, which I definitely wish we'd been able to do...}.

Me and Jenny. Yes, I have friends that are longhorns...I can look past their questionable judgement {lol...kidding}.

Next up, the game. Our seats were pretty good. We might have been on TV, since the gameday set was just in front of us and one of the cameras was too. Also, Peyton Manning was at the game...standing on the longhorn sideline, chatting with Chris Fowler. {By the 3rd quarter, the poor guy's neck was sunburned. I offered him some sunscreen, but he refused and promptly you think it was me??}.

About the game: our defense was amazing and when we lost Sam, I thought we were done, but we played pretty darn good {for Texas being the #3 team...which they are officially not, sorry}. All in all, losing by 3 points {when we had missed a field goal earlier in the game} was kinda tough to swallow, but even harder to swallow is the fact that we're now 3-3.

Bring on the 2010 season! Ha!

The Game Day crew, including special guest, Mark Cuban {who I knew was going to be on there!}

Peyton Manning {pre-game and pre-red neck.}

Before the game, go Sooners!!

The Prrrrrride of Oklahoma!

We lost...sadface.

Until next time, OU/Texas and State Fair of Texas. 2010 is our year, I can feel it.

Friday, October 16, 2009


We got to Dallas yesterday. So nice to be able to sleep in today and be settled into our hotel room already.

This is weekend is officially in full swing and in keeping with our festive OU/Texas atmosphere, I wanted to share a little something I read this morning.

The Dallas Morning News printed an article in their front section today that is very reminiscent of a post I did a little over a month ago.

Here's the link:


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The high road

I understand how rivalries work.

I also understand that because I actually attended classes at OU, I have a good grasp of being a Sooner fan. I'm not saying that since you didn't go to OU, you aren't a fan. There are plenty of fans out there that didn't go to OU {my brother being one of them...he actually graduated from UT, and we don't hold it against him}.

More than anything I get irritated when people who didn't attend a single class at a certain university find it necessary to shove it down your {and anyone else who'll listen} throat how much you {specifically you're university} suck.

I grew up in Austin, so I know plenty of people who went to UT. I'm still friends with many of them and I'm definitely "friends" on facebook with a lot of people that went to my high school.

There are a lot of people on there who find it so hilarious to put an OU Sucks status up multiple times a day.

Now, I can handle someone saying OU hurts a little, yes, but it's not something I've never heard and I understand that it comes with the territory.

Just, please, remember that you look like a total d-bag when you can't focus on anything but how much someone else sucks.

That being said...I'm still very excited about this weekend. Even though our chances of actually winning the game are slim, I still plan to make the most of one of my favorite holidays {that's for you Vic}.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Name Change

**I just changed the you like it?? Get it? Montycosm, the Montgomery version of a microcosm {definition here}. I really think it makes more sense. Yay!**

Discussion turned to the name of our blog this weekend and my brother and I had a more involved chat about changing the name.

I wait...I know that in the very near future {probably later this evening, once I get the latest issue finished} I'll be changing the name of our blog.

I'm pretty excited because, as you know, ever since I started the blog, I've really felt like "Montgomery Moments" is way too cheesy for a young married couple with two dogs.

Whenever it happens, I hope you like the name change!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's finally here

If you've been lurking reading our blog at all in the last couple of months, you'll know that the Montgomery family is a bit obsessed with OU/Texas weekend.

After weeks of mediocre football {mostly on OU's part, dangit!}, OU/Texas week is finally here.

Things I am most looking forward to:


•Corn Dogs {and any other type of crazy-fried-goodness you can think of}

•Beer in wax cups {the game is, again, at 11 am this year, which really poses a bit of a moral before noon??}

•Big Tex {our annual meeting place, except last year, when the GameDay crew took it over for their own selfish needs, ugh!}

This year's game is played on my Mom's birthday {which might be a first...the game is at least a week later than ususal}. So, maybe, the football gods will give my mom the present she's always OU win!


Game Day

Yesterday was OU v. Baylor in Norman.

My Dad and brother came up on Friday. We ordered {too much} pizza and watched the Yankees beat the Twins in extra innings. Good game, and a nice little walk-off homerun by Teixiera. {Yep, my sports knowledge spans more than just football.}

On Saturday we were a bit discombobulated. J, his dad and brother had a Sigma Chi House Corp. meeting at 10:30 {I know...don't they know gamedays are for gameday activities??}, so my fam and I hit the bookstore on campus.

Rumor had the weather was going to be a little less than favorable, so Jason {the brother} and I found a nice, soft fleece that we tried to push our dad into wearing for the game. {My dad had only brought a pullover and a windbreaker and their seats are in the upper deck. With winds like they were predicting and the possibility that the sunshine wouldn't last, we thought he might need an extra layer}. He insisted that he was "FINE!", but we didn't take no for an answer and purchased the fleece. {He never needed it and Jason ended up carrying it around the entire day...ha!}

We then proceeded to Hideaway {or Hideaways, as my Mom always says...} and met up with my Uncle John.

A couple of hours and a fab enchilada lunch later, we made our way to the stadium. Sam Bradford returned after 4 weeks out with a shoulder injury. It was great to have him back! The weather really held up for the game. I didn't need my 4th layer at all!

By the time we left the stadium, however, the weather had gotten considerably more chilly. But, all in all, we had a great day. A win is still a win, even if we had to settle for 4 field goals and Sammy B only had one TD pass {in the 4th quarter}.

Next weekend is OU/Texas {I'm sure you're ready to stop hearing about it...}. Although I'm not keeping my hopes up for a Sooner win, we'll have a great time with friends we don't get to see often enough! Plus, you can't beat a day at the State Fair with Big Tex welcoming everyone!

I'll have a corny dog and a beer in a wax paper cup for you!

Jason trying to get out of taking a picture with me and my Dad. {There was a better picture, in my opion, but Jason refused to let me post it.}

Me and J at the game {you can't see them, but there were 2 annoying Baylor fans behind of them was wearing an OU shirt under a Baylor pullover and claimed to be a Texas fan...uhhh, what???}

John's parents {John D & Gracie}

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I love the rain

The last few days {honestly, I'm not sure how long it's been...} we've been getting tons of rain.

I'm the first one to tell you that fall weather is the best, and, rain or no rain, I'm loving October so far! This evening {into tonight} is no different. For most of today it was really humid and in the low 80s. Then, a cool front came through, and we got the 60s and at least an inch and a half of rain.

The only time I don't so much like the rain is when I have plans to do something my need to resume outside, morning workouts. I ran {3 miles!!} yesterday morning and was sooo glad that I'd finally sucked it up and gotten up {before the sun came up...}. But, that wasn't the case this morning.

I got up, put in my contacts {when that happens, there's no turning back} and put all my gear on. All suited up, I open the front door to total early morning nastiness. Soupy, misty, windy and cold. Not quite inviting.

I was unable to workout today, but I'll take the rain...anyday! {as long as it doesnt mess up my plans to watch tv!}

Oh, and speaking of running. If I really do plan on training for a half marathong {which I'd like to do, but want to be able to consistently run 3 miles first} I'm going to need a pair {or more...} of these. I have a few color combos in mind, feel free to ask! ha!

Get these {in many different color combinations} here

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday Funday

Yesterday was a pretty normal lazy Sunday. {Just the kind I love!}

J and I had passes to a concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre, but the weather was kinda nasty, so we made the decision to just skip the concert. Well, that's when Doug called... He and his gf were headed to the Zoo and he wanted to meet up with us.

We tried to just let them have our passes, so they didn't have to buy tickets, but security was a bit tighter than we imagined.

About 10 minutes later, J decides he does want to go, and we left the house at 5:30 for a 5:30 concert in North OKC.

Although it was chilly and kinda drizzly, we had a great time. We missed most of Eli Young Band, but caught the middle acts and most of Zac Brown band {but not the couple of songs we really wanted to hear} before we left.

Luckily, I remembered my here are a couple of pics from our sorta spontaneous Sunday Funday.

Hittin' the road.

Me, J, Doug and Kandis

J and Doug

Me and J {I look kinda awful and that's a raindrop on J's chin}

Doug and Kandis

I'm making this a sort of "double post," because on Friday night, we went to Ardmore for a friend's birthday dinner. We met at a restaurant that was near Lake Murray {wish it had had a view of the lake...}. There were these uhhh-mazing fried bread that were covered in parmesan cheese {I think that's what it was} and i could not get enough!

Dinner was pretty good, I got salmon and J got London Broil, but the company was way better! Here are just a couple of pics...we were having way too much fun to take too many!

Stephanie, Patrick and the birthday boy, Justin

The crazy {and super loud} dinner group!

The girls: Emily, Carolyn, me, Tara and Stephanie

Friday, October 2, 2009


In the last couple of days, I've had a growing obsession with all things sequined.

In the most recent episode of the Rachel Zoe Project, RZ, herself, says that she loves sequins and her love has since transferred to me.

I'm in the process of looking for at least one cute number for OU/Texas {I know I talk about this a lot, but it really is such a highlight of football season. If you've never been, then you just don't understand!}. I really think a cute little sequined tank and some jeans and hot shoes would be great.

Here are some of my faves:

{all of these are from here}

My main problem is that my faves are all wayyyy over $40-$50, the amount I'm really willing to shell out.

There are a lot of really cute sequined tops/dresses/skirts/tunics out there, but the ones I love are $250 {minimum!}. I've checked,,,,, Where else can I look???


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just as good

I found out tonight from here that there's a fabulous new online magazine. It's called Lonny {don't ask why, 'cause I don't know...} and I think you'll love it!

I've looked through it and, let me tell's pretty great. Pretty pictures, appealing graphic design, great objets d'arts {my grandmother loves that term...that's for you Mia!}. So, if you're a little miffed that both Blueprint and Domino closed up shop, this might just be a little something to fill the void.

Go check it out! I know I plan to get a "subscription"! ha!


It's officially my favorite month of the year {in addition to my birthday month, March}!!

I looove October {just like I LOOOVE Target, remember?}! October, to me, means football, OU/Texas {just 3 weeks away!}, fall weather, leaves changing, Halloween {although it's not my favorite holiday, it's the epitome of fall}. All the good things in life!