Wednesday, September 29, 2010

only the greatest football weekend of the year.

In just 24 hours, I'm hittin' the road for Dallas for what is usually one of the most fun weekends of the year. Yep, OU/texas!

Although Texas lost last week {what is their deal with UCLA??}, this game hasn't lost its luster. No matter what happens the week before or the week after, we Sooners know that the Longwhorns are going to play their best.

Now, somewhat less important than the game itself, is the clothes and the food.

If you've never been to the Texas State Fair, then you've never had a Fletcher's Corny Dog, or any of the amazing fried concoctions. Since the game is at 2:30 this year {thank you, football scheduling gods, for giving us a little extra time before the game}, we'll have plenty of time to hang out by Big Tex and sample just about anything our little hearts desire.

I got a dress at a boutique in Norman a couple weeks ago that I was saving for OU/texas. Although I don't have a pic of it, you can rest assured it's the perfect shade of crimson and it's, of course, cute. The big question is whether or not to jump on the bandwagon and wear boots with it? What do you think?

What are you doing this weekend?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

it's never too early.

It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. And, since we're exactly 3 months away today, maybe it really is time to get a jump on my list!

Here's one thing I've had my eye on for the last couple of months.

At just $60, this cardigan looks so versatile. I love how the color melts from camel into a speckled grayish/black color. As the weather starts to turn {we're expecting actual fall-like weather this week!}, this sweater would be perfect for those mildly chilly evenings. 

Who's with me?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

another girl crush.

We all know I have a thing for Lauren Conrad. She'll always be my first girl crush, but there's a new lady making my eyes go awanderin'.

Bethenny Frankel.

We first met on the first season of Real Housewives of NYC. I liked her then, but my real favorite was Ramona "Crazy Eyes" Singer {she was just too crazy not to love}. Each season, I like Bethenny more and more, and it was especially true this season. She was in love and pregnant and not taking anyone's sh*t. She pretty much called everyone out at one point or another, and yet, they all respected her in the end for doing so {some more than others. ahem, Jill... and Kelly, but that's a completely different story}.

Then, her fabulous show, Bethenny Getting Married? started, and I finally got an hour of just Bethenny. Sure, she's a lot to handle and, sure, she's a little more sarcastic sometimes than I think is necessary. But, that's who she is, and that's who she'll always be.

So, not only is she a hardass, but she's funny, emotional, super gorgeous {she rocks that square jaw of hers} and she seems like she'll be a good wife and mom {is that a stretch? maybe...}. Oh, and she kinda whores out her Skinnygirl products {hello Skinnygirl VW bug}, but that just makes me want to try them more!

And, because I love her so, here is her Bluefly commercial? Loves!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

i'm alllive!

I'm sure you guys have been not at all worried wondering where I disappeared to, huh?

I can assure you, I'm fine, just busy and not at all finding time in the evenings to blog. Sorry!

Last weekend we had tons of family in town for a big football game against Florida State {thankfully we looked tons better than our season opener}. My brother {in Denver}, his father in law, his brother in law, my parents, my other brother {in Austin}, my aunt and uncle and cousin were all in Norman for a mini reunion of sorts. Although they were pretty much all here from Thursday to Sunday, I still didn't feel like we had enough time together!

Not only did we have tons of family in town, we also had a couple of friends staying out our house for the game. Needless to say, we were torn in many different directions -- always stressful, but it was beyond nice to have everyone together for something other than a holiday.

Then, my brother {in Austin} and my dad came back up for the Air Force game this weekend {too bad we looked more like the team that played Utah State, than the one that showed up against Florida State...}.

So, life has been super busy, but definitely good.

Hopefully I'll be back more frequently this week!

Hope you guys all had a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

this weekend.

{I started this last night, but J hogged the computer before I could finish and post...}

This is exactly what's been on my mind all weekend in regard to the coming week. But, in the spirit of the holiday weekend, I took full advantage and relaxed as much as I could.

Wow. From Friday night until this moment, I've been enjoying the long weekend.

I was lazy on Friday night while John took pictures at the high school football game. I woke up late on Saturday and lazed around until I needed to get ready for the first OU football game of the 2010 season {more on that later}. I don't think I left the house at all yesterday. And, today has been equally lazy -- I caught up on tv shows {Vampire Diaries from last season} and snoozed. I tried to be good and get some work done today, but the universe was not in my favor -- no internet at the office. So I came home and called it good.

Needless to say, I had a great, lazy weekend, and I was not excited about the start of another  {long and stressful} work week.

On the bright side: I have lots of family coming in on Thursday night for Saturday's game. And, everyone, if you have a spare second while saying your prayers, throw one in for the Sooners. No one wants an embarassing loss at home after an embarassing win at home.

Later lovelies! Enjoy your week!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

my first.

The other day a blog award was passed on to me! And, just like Whitney, it's my first, too!

So, without further ado ...

1.) Thank the blogger who awarded it to you.
2.) Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words.
3.) Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.

Many thanks go out to Whitney for passing this award on to me {and really, for thinking my blog as a semblance of substance}! 

I'd say my blogging philosophy is: fun, informative, insightful, funny and inspiring {lots of Fs and Is -- and that took me way too long to decide on...}

And, the 10 other blogs that I'm passing this on to are:

Emily Posts
Just My Imagination
Leclercq Family
In This Wonderful Life
Peanut Butter Fingers
Home Sweet Home
Football vs. Girlfriend
Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes
fabulous k
Hello Splendor

Wednesday, September 1, 2010