Monday, January 31, 2011

Not a happy Camper

This is what I have to look forward to....

7Day Forecast

Notice it says 100% chance of snow, sleet, ice, everything else old man winter wants to bring us.

I am not at all happy about this. No sir. Mother nature-you are really starting to piss me off.

If you don't hear from me, its because I am snowed in. With my two dogs. I have no more oreos because I ate them all and there is no way that I am going to Wal-Mart where there is a million in one people stocking up on five years worth of milk and bread. I just want some oreos but I am not willing to risk my life fighting for a parking spot and a check out line.

Why do people go crazy when there is a blizzard coming?? 

Whew....glad that is over!!

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward

I am officially declaring today "National hug, kiss, slap the ass, or whatever to your local firefighter day" Can I just say that I have always liked me a fireman...what's not to like, they usually are tall, handsome, MUSCULAR, get the picture. Even George Strait sings a song about a fireman. Well, today and forever I will be more than grateful for these men.

Let me just start off by saying that this last Saturday was a BEAUTIFUL day in Oklahoma. We had near 80 degree January. How crazy is that? Needless to say, if you live in Oklahoma you were outside enjoying the weather. Which is exactly what my family was doing. My brother and Dad have been working at the ranch most weekends, and my mom and I wanted to get outside and do something to enjoy the beautiful day. So, we loaded up and headed out to do some Ranch work. I was channeling my inner Pioneer Woman, which I somewhat did...more on this topic later.

After a long hard day of work...yes, work. I actually did some ranch work other than just sitting around looking pretty. We received a phone call that there was a huge fire that started on HWY 4-12 ( which is a hwy that is about 10 miles from my parents house). If you know me, you know that I over react at everything. Needless to say I was already a mess, crying, worrying about the animals, all of our family pictures, baby pictures of my brother and I, memories....oh and not to mention my car that is in the driveway. All my family members were with me, my dogs were at my house, my parents dog was outside...the only animal we were worried about was my brothers horse, which was locked up the pin. Praying someone let him loose.

I have been through a some what fire before in college. My apartment complex caught on fire and buildings A and B had already burned down and my apartment was in  building C... which was next in line. I drove up to the scene, ran across the street, passed the OHP, Firefighters everything, no one was stopping me from getting stuff out of my apartment. First thing I "Friends" DVDs all 10 seasons, then my cap and gown, lap top, pictures, clothes, my roommates clothes and pictures. Then the fireman stopped the fire and all was right in the world.

Back to Saturday...we were about an hour or so took my mom and I 25 minutes to get to our house. The scene was like out of a movie. 20 or so fire trucks, huge black smoke directly over my parents mom and I were balling, we just knew the house and everything in it was gone. We were worried about the horse, my brothers horse, hoping that someone had let him loose and out of his lot.

We parked the truck and before my mom even stopped the truck I had already bailed out and took off running.

Someone had told us they had evacuated all the houses in that area and wasn't allowing anyone near their house...well, I had news for them. My mom and I were getting to that house and I dare any of them to have stopped us. My mom is a feisty one and you don't mess with her...I'd like to say put in the right situation that I am the same way. You don't mess with  either of us.

So, here we are the two of us, running to the house...its probably a mile run, my pants are falling off I am running and pulling my pants up...that's talent!! We reach the firefighters who tell us, they got the fire stopped right before it reached our house, that our house is ok. Well, that's great...amazing in fact....but we still need to get there to check on the horse. He wasn't letting me. I start yelling at him, because I like to argue and don't take no for an answer and at one point he tells me that if I don't calm down he might have to tackle me. Yeah, right. I just ran a mile, I am pretty sure your tubby ass can't catch me to tackle me mister! What happened to firemen being fit and hot by the way??

We finally calm down,knowing that the house is fine. We meet with the firefighter and his station that was responsible for keeping the fire from getting to my parents house. Just a brief description so you get an idea. The fire had rolling flames that were taller than the trees, Oklahoma wind was making it worse and they stopped it literally across the street. If they hadn't my parents house and all of our memories would have been gone. This little 5ft firefighter saved our memories...and I couldn't thank him enough. He walked us to the house and we found the horse, he was in the pasture. Safe but nervous and freaked out. All the animals were ok, everything was ok. Eventually they let us back up there and in the house, which the smoke from the fire just took over the house and my car, but so thankful that it is all we have to deal with. I would much rather be washing clothes for days than to be looking for memories in ashes.

No houses were burned and as far as I know there were no injuries human or animal. It literally took fire stations from all over to help put this 10 mile or longer fire out. At least 50 different stations helped out. I think this is why they call it a brotherhood. I completely understand it now. They risk their lives everyday to save people they don't even know. I will forever be grateful to them.

Thank you to all the men and woman who put on that suit and put out fires!

Friday, January 28, 2011



Happy Friday everyone!! I realized this morning that I didn't have a Friday blog up and ready to go...then I received an email from my bestie who also informed me, "Where's your Friday blog?" So with that I knew I had to do something quick and get a blog up to make her happy. Anything for my bestie : ) I don't know about y'all...but I am BEAT today. This week has been a long one, maybe its just because I have been getting up at 5:00 am to workout because apparently I am on crack or something...who does that, really?? So, I stumbled across this lovely blog and thought...Confessions? That sounds perfect. So here it is folks...all my dirty little secrets--for today at least : ) Everyone be sure to check out other blogger confessions!!

I Confess....

That even though I set my alarm for 5:00 this morning and had nothing but good intentions to get up and work out...I hit the off button, not the snooze for five more minutes button. OFF. My fat ass just wasn't haven't it this morning. Its Friday people, no one needs to get up that early just to sweat.

To go with the not working out this morning, I had oreos for breakfast. That's right. Oreos. Its the only cookie that I can eat that doesn't contain dairy. If it makes it better, they were the reduced fat Oreos. Again...its Friday, and I believe I am allowed.

I watch all the Real Housewives on Bravo. I love love them. Last night was the reunion for the Beverly Hills was intense, but no reunion will ever be as good as the New Jersey one's...those girls know how to fight. Love it!!

Once in college, I didn't have any groceries and was to lazy to go get some. I did however have a bag of cheese. I ate the whole bag of cheese. That was my dinner. Oh the good ol days of eating dairy.

I went to bed last night at 9:00. How cool am I?? Sometimes, I go to bed earlier than that. Man, I have such an exciting night life!

I talk to my dogs like they are people. Seriously. When I get home for work, I ask them how their day was, and I talk to them all the time. I know I am not the only one that does this. Or am I?? Oh man...I just might be on the verge of becoming one of those crazy old cat ladies.

I worry that I will become a crazy old cat lady.

Well...that's all folks. I have to save some confessions for next time.

Happy TGIF!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Remember the Ten

"We will never forget"
Remember The 10
10 years ago today on January 27, 2001, Oklahoma State University lost 10 members of our OSU family. The Oklahoma State Cowboy basketball team was flying home after playing a game in Colorado. One plane never made it home. Passengers on board were teammates, sons, fathers, brothers, grand-fathers, friends, husbands, all part of the OSU family. Ten years after the crash, OSU still mourns for their loss. With this we will always Remember the Ten and we will never forget.

I was just a junior in high school when the crash happened, off in my own little high school girl world, but I still felt the loss of the University. I have loved OSU since I was a little girl, so even though I wasn't yet a student there..I felt that loss. It wasn't until I stepped foot on campus as a student that I realized the true loyalty OSU has to those who lost their lives that day. Their memories live on, they truly are and never will be forgotten. OSU has changed a lot in these last 10 years, we have a new state of the art football stadium, new parking garage(that wasn't there when I was in school btw) new classrooms, you name it...its forever it should be. The one thing that won't ever change is tradition. One of those traditions is Remembering the Ten.

Later today at exactly 6:37 pm the time the plane when down that snowy day in Colorado; the OSU library bells will chime 10 times, to honor those 10 fallen OSU hero's, just like it has for the last nine years. 

OSU officials will return to the crash site in Colorado and lay flowers on the memorial...just like they have every year.

 Fans will observe a moment of silence at our home basketball game around the date of the crash...just like they have every year.

 Remembering the ten, has become a part of OSU culture...forever and always.

No matter if you are a freshman, graduated 4 years ago or 40 years will never forget. We are all connected and we all will bleed orange. I think our Alma Mater says it all...

Proud and Immortal
Bright shines your name
Oklahoma State
We herald your fame
Ever you'll find us
Loyal and True
To our Alma Mater

This is why I am proud to be a COWBOY and proud to bleed orange!!

Please have a moment of silence in remembrance of those who lost their lives that day.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday

Brought to you by Jamie

1. That it's Wednesday..duh!! Two more days until FRIDAY!!

2. I am loving these new songs that I downloaded this last weekend:
           Thompson Square- Are you gonna kiss me or not
            Sunny Sweeney- From a table away
            Blake Shelton- Who are you when I'm not looking
            Billy Currington- Let me down easy
            Steel Magnolia- The whole CD

3. I am loving the feeling after a good workout. I have been very good this week and have worked out everyday...I am extremely sore, and can't hardly move, but I love it. Isn't it funny how "soreness" feels good..I know that's weird,right? I think in my mind, if I am sore...then it means I am getting in shape faster...I don't know, probably doesn't mean that, but that's what I am going with

4. I am loving that I signed up for a fun little Valentines Day swap with Neely, Courtney and Sam, check out Neely's blog. As a single gal, this day is usually for "couples", so its nice to get some Valentines Day goodies and meet other bloggers : )  Check out her blog and sign up...who knows, we could end being Valentines : )

Happy Hump Day folks!!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Introducing Baby Brother

I am gonna take a minute to talk about my baby brother. Isn't he handsome. You will probably be seeing a few ton of posts about him. One-because I adore him, he is my baby brother after all. Two- this is a big year for us...well, him. He is turning the big 18 in April...( insert extremely sad face here) and he is graduating in May...(insert me crying hysterically like a baby here).

I love love this kid. We are nine years apart and are very close. You might wonder how we are so close being as we are that far apart. I think its because our relationship is different then your typical brother/sister relationship. Yes, he still annoys me like brothers do and I am sure I annoy him ( I don't know why, because I am awesome) but we just share a special bond. There isn't that fighting for attention or trying to out do each other like I see in most sibling relationships. In fact this kid, probably reaps more rewards than I do from us being so far apart. I buy this kid pretty much whatever he wants, do anything for him...he might be somewhat spoiled. He is the baby after all...but I am more than happy to do it. In all fairness he is quite sweet to his big sister too, which is why I am doing this blog today...just to give you an inside glimpse into our lives.

Let me just start out by saying that even though he is the little brother, he is taller than I am...he would want me to make that very clear. He likes to refer to me as his "little sister" and he is very protective when he wants to be, definitely takes on the role of my protector, which in itself is quite adorable. I went on a date a few weeks back, and baby bro called me the next morning.

Baby Bro: "Hey Sis, how was your date?"
Me: "It was great, I had a lot of fun."
Baby Bro: "So, does he like to hunt and fish?"
Me: "Ya, I am pretty sure he does."
Baby Bro: "Does he drive a truck?"
Me: "Ya, its really nice, its a white 4 door ford"
Baby Bro: "Its not a dodge? Well...that's ok. I like him. When are you going out again?"

I don't remember what else was said, but that's the just of it. He only cares that the guy I date or marry likes two things: Hunting/fishing and Dodge trucks. Haha...gotta love him!

Baby bro lives and breathes and sleeps and eats hunting (literally on the eating part)...preferably duck hunting. Like, seriously! If he could make a living out of it, he would be a billionaire. This last weekend he went duck hunting and I guess he got a really great duck. This duck apparently is a really big deal. This is how he describe it to my Lyndse terms if you will:
Baby Bro and his "One-of-a-kind Free Coach purse duck"

"Me getting this duck, would be like if sis got a one-of-a-kind, special made Coach purse, that nobody else had and she got it for FREE!!"

BAHAHA...this boy knows me so well : )

I could go on and on about how much I love this boy...but we will save that for other posts...because you know there will be more.


Top 2 Tuesday

Top two healthy recipes and snacks

I love this topic because having a degree in Nutrition and being the snacker that I am, I am always on the look out for new and fun ideas of healthy snacks. That being said, having recently been told that I quite possibly have a dairy allergy ( no bueno ) my snacks needed changing. Instead of my go to yogurt and nuts, string cheese, baby bell cheeses...I have to resort to something non-dairy and I haven't quite found anything as tasty : (
So, I will do my favorite snacks pre-dairy allergy

1. I love chocolate..who doesn't?? I also love granola so when I found these little guys I knew it had to be super tasty. Nature Valley Granola Thins Crispy Squares in Dark Chocolate. 1 pouch has 80 calories, 4g of Fat, and only 6g sugar. I like to crumble it and pour it into yogurt..I should say LIKED since both of these contain dairy. Bummer.

2. Another snack that is both yummy and dairy free is nuts. Preferably almonds. Almonds have more calcium than any other nut and are an excellent source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils...the good oils, which will help lower your LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and help raise your HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol), they are also an excellent source in protein, Iron, Zinc and Vitamin E. 
20-25 almonds contain as much calcium as 1/4 cup of milk...this is good for us non-dairy peeps. I like to buy huge bags of almonds and just eat handfuls at a time, but almonds can be pretty pricey, so I found this, Emerald 100 calorie pack almonds...its the perfect size for your on-the-go snack or your at-your-desk snack

Hope you enjoyed these healthy snack ideas as well as your useful knowledge of nutrition...gotta sneak in some facts every once in a while : )

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Just another Manic Monday...

Good Monday Morning!!

 Hope everyone had a great weekend. I know I did. I didn't do much...actually I didn't do hardly anything at all and I LOVED IT. Doesn't everyone just need a weekend to not have any plans what-so-ever, its nice to just have the option to take a nap if you choose too, lay around in your pj's all day and be lazy. Except, I didn't take a nap or lay around in my pj's. I played Just Dance 2...all weekend. Its like I'm a thirteen yr. old girl or something. I swear, I am addicted to that game. I think my mom and I did Just dance most of the day Saturday. We broke it up with a little shopping to Bath and Body Works, Hobby Lobby and Pier One...then we were back at it,lol. Let me tell you something, that game is for sure a workout. I woke up Sunday morning and seriously couldn't lift my right arm. The arm that has the controller gets most of the work, thats how you get points for your moves...I should have killer right arm muscles soon. HAHA!! I wish I had pictures to post, I will make sure to take some next time : ) Whats funny is watching your 17 yr. old brother do the booty shakin songs...he really gets in to it...he might kill me for saying that, but he doesn't read this, so I don't care  : )

Bath and Body works was having their Anti-Bacterial soap sale this that soap and love that sale. I bought 7 soaps for $20 bucks. Great deal. Apparently, I still had some left from the last sale and now I have like 14 soaps...I might I have a shopping problem and I think I am definitely good on the soaps for awhile.

I had my first dining experience ordering non-dairy food Friday night. It was for sure a test, because I was at an Italian restaurant. The smell alone about killed me. I could just smell all the yummy cheesiness. I was good and made sure that everything I ordered contained no cheese. I am very proud of myself and ended up choosing a pistachio pesto penne pasta...say that five times fast. It was delicious and the waitress made sure there was no dairy.

I made Chicken Tortilla Soup courtesy of the Pioneer Woman yummy!! I will post the recipe soon. That woman knows what she is talking about.

I am incredibly sore this morning, between Just Dance and starting up a new workout routine...I might not make it through the day. Wish me luck!

Hope everyone has a great Monday!


Friday, January 21, 2011

The good...the bad...and the ugly

Happy Friday Everyone...I hope wherever you may be that it is warm and sunny and you are on a beach with a margarita...because thats where I would rather be. It snowed here yesterday. I have come to find that as I get older, I don't care much for snow. Nope. Not at all. Its just an inconvenience more than it is pretty. That and I am not a cold weather person. Maybe I don't like snow, because as a grown-up, we don't get snow days...and really its just not fair. Can we please start a new law that it is now mandatory for all workplaces to have nap time and snow days. Please. Pretty please with a Cherry on Top.

I meant to do the Good, Bad and Ugly thing yesterday, but I am a lazy blogger and didn't get around to it, I know shame on me. Aly@ created this fun little here goes it.

The Good: Its FRIDAY and I am going out to eat with some girlfriends tonight
The Bad: We are going to an Italian restaurant

The Good: I got paid today
The Bad: I have bills to pay
The Ugly: I need groceries and have to pay bills : ( being an adult sucks.

The Good: I am finally caught up on my DVR
The Bad: I watch too much TV
The Ugly: I think this means I officially I have an old cat lady type of life...FML

The Good: My dogs are seriously adorable in the snow
The Bad: They track in snow
The Ugly: The snow is melting and now they track in muddy paw prints

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Here she is Miss America...

For as long as I can remember, I have always watched Miss America. I love beauty pageants. Its probably why I love big hair so much, and the fact that deep down I have always wanted to be a princess...I mean, who hasn't wanted to be one. I think its just a tiara thing, I have always wanted my own tiara.

Saturday night, Miss America was on, of course I watched I always do. Miss Oklahoma made it to the top five and went away with fourth runner up. Oklahoma has produced quite a few Miss America's...I think that says something about us Oklahoma girls. Just saying. We have big hair.

I was talking to one of the bff's, Miss Football, and giving her the play by play of who's who, who is in the top five, and who I think the winner is going to be. Of course, I picked the winner...17 year old, Miss Nebraska. I asked Miss Football if she had ever wanted to be Miss America, she was like, "I have literally never wanted to be Miss America, like ever." Then we both laughed because, I said something along the lines of I would have totally been in pageants if I had a talent...we were laughing at the fact that her and I are complete opposites when it comes to things, yet so alike at the same time and are the best of friends. If the two of us could be anything, she would be a football player for OSU or Notre Dame and I would be Miss America. I have the hair for it.

 See, we work because, I give her fashion advice, and do her eye make-up and she explains to me all the positions of the offensive line and defensive line, and the point system of the Big 12. We balance each other out. It's what good friends do.

Me, Miss Football, Besite

Phone conversation Saturday Night during Miss America:

Me: Nebraska won again, just like how they beat us this year and were big 12 champs.
Me: Don't you like how I referenced football in the Miss America pageant.
Miss Football: I have never been more proud

And this is why we are best friends!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I love this idea of "What I'm Loving Wednesday brought to you by Jamie @

1. I am loving that a new episode of Modern Family comes on tonight. I absolutely love that show, I die laughing every time I watch it. I saw the previews for tonight's episode...and it is going to be hilarious!!

2. Ooh...also, TOP CHEF all stars is RESTAURANT WARS favorite!!

3. I love that when I call my Nana and Papa, my Papa always answers, " Hello, my #1 granddaughter!" It makes me smile, because he is my #1 Papa. Also, I love that when I talk to my Nana, her and I will talk for hours about nothing, mostly our conversation is just the two of us laughing, whether at something Papa did or just because we are both goof balls. I just LOVE them.

4. I love that my mom bought Just Dance 2, and that this weekend we plan on having a marathon  of dancing. My mom, little bro and I....I am so excited. Talk about a work out. If you haven't gotten Just Dance for the Wii...DO SO NOW. Its so much fun. I need to get a Wii of my own, so I can just dance whenever I want and don't have to go to my parents house...isn't that sad...haha.

5. I love that I am loved. I have a new follower. YAY...thank you new follower. It means so much to me : )

I love this idea, look for more "What I am loving Wednesdays"


Hump day ramblings

Yay...for Wednesdays...I have always liked Wednesdays because you are two days in the work week and two days out. I have nothing in particular to talk about today, so I figured I would just do a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Regis Philbin is retiring, I can't believe it. I love Regis. He's the reason I like Notre Dame, that and a boy from sixth grade. Oprah is also retiring...I realize this is old news, but with these two major talk show hosts retiring, I think its the Universe's way of telling me that it's time I have my own talk show, don't you think?
I need to see how I could make this happen, or I could just join Kelly and it be Live with Lyndse and Kelly...has a nice ring to it.

The Pioneer Woman is starting her book tour for her "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels" love story. I am slightly obsessed with her and check her blog quite frequently through out the day...because you know, its not like I work or anything. My favorite thing about her is her love story between her and Marlboro Man, so when I first heard she was writing a book about it, I flipped out...I even pre-ordered it back in November. Even though we live in the same state...I have never seen her, I mean she does live on a ranch in the middle of nowhere and its quite big. The second stop on her book tour is in the "big city" she likes to call it and guess what?? I live right next to the big, who is going to be there, THIS GIRL...yep it starts at 6:30 I believe, I have taken the afternoon off work to go stand in line and meet her. I think 4 hours early is sufficient, right? I just hope I have my book by then so she can sign it!

I survived my first day without dairy!! Woo Woo. I seriously wanted to punch every person I saw eat cheese know what I realized, and yes you are probably thinking, "How did you not know this," is I can't have a grilled cheese sandwich

 I LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches!!

 Once again, this stupid no dairy thing pisses me off even more.

 While I am on the subject, my doctor who is telling me that I have to go off dairy for a month, is saying, " Oh, a month isn't that long, you can do won't be hard." and all I could think of is, "Why doesn't your fat ass go off of something for a month...because believe me honey, you need to." Not trying to be irritable or anything...but the dude was very overweight and he is telling me to go off something for a month and that it won't be hard, when clearly he hasn't EVER tried to go off of anything. I am sure if someone told him to lay off the donuts, he would be freaking out too. Just saying.

I googled dairy allergies. It said I would be irritable and grumpy...I think the previous paragraph proves that.

My dogs ate my chocolate chip cookies last night. Vegan (as in no dairy) chocolate chip cookies that my mom made, I could have eaten those. Damn dogs.

Happy Hump Day folks...may your day be filled with Grilled Cheeses, fried Cheese, Caffeine, Chocolate and everything else that I can not eat.

I will try and work on this irritable business...but I can't make any promises.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Just shoot me...

Say no to milk

Do you recall a post I did about how if only I could have an allergy to sugar, so I could stop eating it and how my mom...poor thing has a milk allergy and how I said and I quote

 " If I couldn't have ever, I would literally go insane!"

Well...welcome to my insane world. I just found out that I quite possibly have a milk allergy and have to stop having dairy for one month. One whole freakin month. Yes, I know that doesn't seem that long, and for people like my mom who can't ever have dairy, it doesn't seem like anything at all.

But this is me, and I LOVE CHEESE and dairy. I can't even have yogurt. I also can't have anything that even contains just the slightest trace of dairy in it. All I have to say, is that this is going to be one difficult month, starting today. I am very glad I started this blog to chronicle my journey of basically going vegan for one month.

As I try and find out new ways to cook and substitute dairy, luckily I already drink soy milk and am pretty used to eating non-dairy due to my mom, I will post recipes that I try and let you know how I like them. No more easy peasy lean cuisine's that you just pop in the microwave when I work late and don't feel like cooking.

No more feta cheese on my salads
No more pasta, unless I find a pasta that doesn't contain milk...anyone know of anything??
No more pizza
No more Ice Cream
No more Cookies
No more Cheese...did I mention cheese?
No more of anything that is ooey, gooey and yummy.

This sucks.

I go back for a follow up appointment on Feb. 17th. Hopefully it will turn out I am not allergic to dairy and can have cheese again...but I wouldn't hold my breath. This just may be my life from now on. A cheese free life. FML

Oh and P.S. I also have Reflux Esophagitis and I am "encouraged" not to consume any of the following:

Spicy foods
Fatty Foods
Tomato products
Citrus foods

Like I said...someone just shoot me.

Please think of me when you are eating a nice yummy bowl of Fettuchini Alfredo,  Cesear salad, and drinking a glass of vino...because I will be eating my stale crackers and drinking good ol H2O


Top 2 Tuesday

Top two outfits that you are loving for spring

1.  I am really loving this cute little pink blouse and short white shorts from Express...if this doesn't make me get to the gym...I don't know what will : )

2.Another outfit from Express...can you tell it is my favorite store, I am going to be needing a dress for little brothers graduation in May, and I love the color of this dress and its very affordable. 39.90

I CAN NOT WAIT FOR WARMER WEATHER....please please oh please Spring/Summer hurry up!!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Love it or Leave it

This weekend was full of beauty left and right, between the Miss America pageant and the Golden Globes, I have never wanted to go out and buy a ball gown more. I didn't watch the Golden Globes, but I do love me some red carpet events, now I am no Giuliana Rancic of Fashion Police, but I do like to offer my opinions. So here are my versions of Love it or Leave it:

Love it-Sofia Vergara from Modern Family, love the color and the fit...perfect for her!

Anne Hathaway--LOVE IT...Rachel Zoe dressed her, so of course she is going to look Fab, you can't see it from this angle but it has an open plunging back...couldn't you just it!

Leave it...Angelina Jolie, besides being a home are now a golden girl?? This looks like something you would see at a nursing home beauty pageant

Helena Bonham Carter...HATE IT...I think this lady has done lost her mind, check out the Christmas shoes...someone please tell her Christmas called and they want their shoes back and the birds also want their nest back...geez louis.

Leave it...Natalie Portman, I love her, love her little baby bump, but this dress with the big red flower is not doing it for me

Leave it...Michelle Williams, I love her, but this looks like my grandmas curtain.
Photo Gallery: Golden Globes Red Carpet Arrivals

I don't even have words, needless to say LEAVE IT
Photo Gallery: Golden Globes Red Carpet Arrivals

Absolutely LOVE IT...Claire Danes, love her...this color is beautiful, of course pink, salmon whatever it my favorite color, also she has amazing arms...I would kill for those arms.
Photo Gallery: Golden Globes Red Carpet Arrivals

Love it...Nichole Kidman...her hubs didn't look to shabby either
Photo Gallery: Golden Globes Red Carpet Arrivals

Lea Michele...I love the color, I love the turquoise accent ring...but I don't know if I am a fan of the actual dress
Photo Gallery: Golden Globes Red Carpet Arrivals

Love it-January Jones...this dress is so great with her rockin figure...I want this dress and that body. Please and Thank you
Photo Gallery: Golden Globes Red Carpet Arrivals

Love it...Eva Longora...Tony Parker eat your heart out
Photo Gallery: Golden Globes Red Carpet Arrivals

Love it- Jim Parson, not only is he hilarious, but its nice to see him in a suit and not his nerdy clothes on Big Bang
Photo Gallery: Golden Globes Red Carpet Arrivals

Now, that I have put my two sense in...what were your favorites??

Happy Monday loves!!


Here's to you, Here's to me

"Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with." Sex and the City 

Oprah has Gayle, Laverne has Shirley, Winne the Pooh has piglet, and I have...well I have my cashmere mafia. I am truly blessed to have an amazingly loving family and to top that off more than one best friend. I was recently watching "The Talk", another show that I dvr. On that episode, they were talking about how every woman needs to have a best friend. You need that one friend who completely understands you, laughs with you, cries with you, lets you act a complete fool, listens to you go on and on about a dumb boy and will be there for you no matter what. I am so fortunate that I can count on multiple best friends. How did I get so lucky?? Each one of us brings something different to the table.
Miss Football, is the "counselor" of the group...I always go to her when I need a reality check...I tend to over analyze EVERYTHING and she is always there, to slap me back into reality, if you will. Honey, puts everything into perspective, she always has the exact perfect answer for everything and if she doesn't...well, she is really good at making something up and Bestie, lets just say if I was to go to jail for any reason, she wouldn't be there to bail me out...she would be sitting right next to me. Every girl needs friends like these. We have all had our share of heartbreaks, losses, successes, the loss of a best friend, moves to another country...stupid China...we all came together from different places and became friends at college. They say, the friends you make in college will be your friends for life...I believe this to be true. You grow and change in college and these are the girls that are growing and changing right along with you. They love you for the good and the bad. I know I can call on anyone of these girls at any given time and if I needed them bad enough they would move mountains to get to where I was and I would do the same for them. As we get into our late twenties...I hate to say that, but its true. We are venturing into new experiences...marriages and babies will be in our future soon, before you know it we will be 4 forty something ladies reminiscing about the good ol days. We might not all live in the same place, but we all do our very best to stay in touch as much as possible, I can't say that for some of my other friends. Friendship is just like any other relationship and you have to work at it...luckily for us...we don't have to try very hard! I will leave you with this little toast Bestie likes to say every time we are together, "Here's to you, here's to me, best friends we will always be, but if you screw me, then @#$* you and here's to me!!
I love you, my cashmere's to many many more memories!!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful lady I know

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.
-- Author Unknown

Today is my Nana's 70th Birthday...and its ok that I am saying how old she is, because she doesn't have a facebook and I am sure sure doesn't know what a blog I am safe. I don't think I can express just how much love I have for this lady. Every loving childhood memory that I have, my Nana is a big part of it. 

Growing up, I would spend summers at my Nana and Papa's ranch, I never got to go to Disney World or on big family trips, but I wouldn't trade those summers  spent with my Nana over seeing Mickey Mouse any day.  I learned how to cook, fish, drive, mow the lawn to perfection, wash/dry dishes(Nana chose not to use her dishwasher), sew, how to become an excellent nap taker--Nana and Papa would take a nap every afternoon, therefore I did too--we would fit puzzles, go to the movies, watch our soap operas, go shopping, anything and everything...we did it. My Nana is a big part of who I am today, I learned so much about life from this lady. She is the most unselfish(next to my momma of course) person I know!! Nana and I can talk about anything under the sun and just sit and laugh for hours. It makes me sad to live so far away from them, but I soak up what time I do get to spend with them. I wish I could go back and be a little girl again, when life was so simple and spend my summers just hanging out with my favorite person in the whole entire world.

My lovely Nana and I
I love you NANA!!! Happy Birthday, I hope you have the best day...because believe me you deserve it : )

Lyndse Lou ( as my Nana calls me)

Friday, January 14, 2011

It's finally FRIDAY!

T.G.I.F....can I get an AMEN...I don't know about you, but I am so happy its Friday and the weekend. I always look forward to Saturday because I know I can sleep in, except I hardly ever can sleep in. Don't you just hate that even when you don't set an alarm and you don't have to be up at a certain time, you always wake up at the butt crack of dawn and you can't go back to sleep for the life of you...or your mom calls you and wakes you up at like 7:00 in the morning and then asks, "Why are you still asleep?" umm...because its only 7:00 on a Saturday and most normal people sleep in.

I don't really have any one topic today...just a whole lot of randomness.

 Has anyone else heard about the new zodiac signs? I am not one of those, "Hey, what's your sign?" kind of people, but I do like to read my horoscope every now and then and if its a good one, I like to believe it. I have always come to like the fact that I am a Virgo, because I feel that all the characteristics ring true to me...well now the stars are in line and there is some new sun in retrograde and a whole lot of other crazy wack stuff that I don't understand, but basically it all sums up to we are not the sign we thought we were. Isn't that rude! I don't want to be a Leo. I will stay a Virgo with my August 26 birthday and the stars can suck it. I am not changing. I believe its because Virgos are stubborn...see I can't be a Leo, I just can't. Its not in my nature or stars or something like that.

I think I have a TV problem, not so much a TV problem as it is a DVR problem. I record EVERYTHING. I have literally like 20 or 30 shows to watch in my DVR que. Hi, my name is Lyndse and I am a DVR fanatic, as well as a sugar addict. I may need an intervention.

I finally got new glasses the other day. Why? You ask...well, these little precious angels decided they needed to read one day and when the realized they can't read, apparently they took out their frustration and ate my glasses. Aren't they lovely...

In other news, I fell in my kitchen. This is the second time. First time I thought I broke my knee, luckily this fall I landed on my rear end...this is the one and only time having a fat ass is good.

Ok, lovelies...enough of my rambling. Happy Friday everyone and enjoy your weekend!!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Everyone loves a birthday party...

"We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something."  Mother Teresa

For the last three years, I have been participating in my local  Relay for Life.  Relay for Life is  the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event. It is an overnight event that teams raise money for leading up to and the night of supporting cancer research and programs with the American Cancer Society.

 Did you know that half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer in their lifetime? Its true. Cancer sucks!!

  Which is why, I am doing my part in shutting up cancer. I am tired of seeing it, hearing it, knowing of it...I am done with it. Today is the kick off event for my local Relay and we are kicking it off with a bang!! I am so excited, one could be I guess holding an outdoor event in 6 degree weather.  This years Relay I am the Survivorship committee chair, co-chair of activities and entertainment as well as co-captain of our team, Marga-Relayville. Needless to say, from now until April 15-16...I am a busy busy gal, that's ok...someone needs to do it, might as well be a slightly bossy, somewhat perfectionist, has to be in control at all times, lovely blonde Okie girl,  like me : ) I am sure...actually I KNOW you will be seeing more info on this event in the months weeks to be prepared! Until then, I will leave you with this little flyer and if you ( my like 5 followers ) would like to come to the event...please do so!!!

P.S. for those followers who do not live in OK, I have posted a link to my donation page, any and all donations are know you want too : )

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It because I want my own tour bus

 Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.Unknown

I love music. Plain and simple. Music soothes me, makes me happy, makes me sad, it definitely sparks emotion. My blog is even created by a line in one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite singers. The line "I was born a red dirt girl" is from Miranda Lambert's song, "Airstream Trailer." If you have not purchased her CD yet, you are for sure missing out. It's called Revolution.  Now, that I am done plugging...back to the point at hand. Music. Now, I have no music abilities whatsoever, I can not sing...even though I like to think I can, never learned how to play a musical instrument, however, I am sure I can play a mean tambourine, but music is a big part of my life.

I love all kinds of music, except for the funky techno stuff...that's just weird. I love everything from old classic country like George Jones, Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash all the way to Lady Gaga...ya, thats a wide variety of music. I love red dirt music, like Randy Rogers Band, Johnny Cooper, Jason Bolland, Stoney LaRue and I love your basic mainstream country, like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Carrie and Miranda. I didn't forget the main man...just wanted to save the best for last..King George Strait. My favorite thing to do is to go to concerts with good friends, and listen to some good ol music.

Luke Bryan and I : )

There is always that one song that takes you back in time and reminds you of someone, or something. Red dirt songs remind me of college and backroading with some of my best friends. "Baby Blue" by George Strait reminds me of my bestie, because she loves that song and it makes her think of her dad, "Wild Wild West" by the Escape Club reminds me of my bestie once again and how we would drive to that song, windows down, music blaring, singing and dancing in her old pick up truck. I love how a song just takes you back to that moment when you first heard it, or when a song comes on that you "just have to dance to" for me that song is always "The Chair" or "Amarillo by Morning" by George Strait.
Bestie and I

Its pretty obvious I could go on and on about my favorite songs and what they mean to me, but I don't have all day...I do...but I should do something productive. Like figure out how I can get my own tour bus, so I can "pretend" to be a country singer or figure out how I can marry a country singer...that would be perfect. So, next time you hear your favorite song...whatever it may be or wherever you may be...please get up and dance.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's that time again...

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
-- Maya Angelou

As I stated in my first posts on this little blog of mine, I am getting my bootie back in gear and getting in shape even if it kills me...which it very well could, because these days I get winded just talking about it. I do have a bachelors in Nutritional Sciences, so you would think eating right wouldn't be a problem...for the most part its not. However, this girl...loves her sweets. Chocolate, Ice Cream, cake, sugar, sugar and sugar....they are all my friends. Its time that I have a little heart to heart with said friends in fact I am thinking of breaking up with them. Cold Turkey. Maybe not cold turkey, I don't want to eliminate my actual friends with my crazy behavior having gone off the sweets. It truly is an addiction. I don't have any other vices, so having a major sweet tooth shouldn't be that big of a deal. Oh but it is. If only I could be allergic to the stuff like my mom...poor thing, she is allergic to everything that is good. Milk, eggs, peanuts...oh and the big one CHEESE!! Holy cow, if I couldn't have cheese, like ever...I would literally go insane. If only I could trick my mind into thinking I am allergic to everything that is bad for me, but we all know that wouldn't work.

So, in order to keep me on track in my pursuit of consuming less sugar...I have download this little handy dandy app to my phone. It is awesome. Its called  My Fitness Pal. This little gadget is seriously amazing. First off, you can enter all your stats, like how much you weigh, how much weight you want to loose, your height, how active you are, etc. Once you enter all that it calculates how many calories you need to eat during the day to reach your weight loss goal. It also allows you to search for your food and enter its an electronic food diary, as long as it has your food in its database, which it has a lot of different items, i,e. fast food/restaurant chains, foods you buy at the grocery store, pretty much everything. This keeps track of everything you are putting in your mouth and breaks it all down, fat, protein, carbs, fiber, sugar, vitamins. EVERYTHING!! You can also enter in your exercises and it calculates how many calories your burned. Surely with this little app...I will finally kick my sugar habit...or at least put a nice little dent in it : )


Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby its cold outside

A lot of people like snow.  I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.  ~Carl Reiner

Well, it finally happened. I was seriously crossing my fingers and hoping and praying that it wouldn't snow...but mother nature got the last laugh and here we are...covered in snow. Not a lot...thank goodness, but more than what I would like. See, I am not a "cold weather" person. I happen to like it hot, here in Oklahoma it gets pretty dang hot...I will take 120 in the shade over 27 degrees any day.

I am SO ready for summer...I am ready for a little of this
My dad tubing
and a few of these

I am starting the countdown until spring/summer...who's with me??


Out with the old...well kinda!

Like many of us, when the new year happens we all want to "rid the clutter", for me this means cleaning out my closet, and spare bedroom, spare bedroom closet, hall closet...I am starting to sense a pattern here. I may be somewhat of a "pack rat". Its really not my fault, I just have emotional connections to pretty much everything I own. For example, I have collected every single birthday card, miss you card, just wanted to say hi card, etc. from my family and friends. I just can't get rid of them, I love stumbling across them and reading them from whatever birthday it was because most generally every person wrote some kind of special message in the card and it makes me remember back to that birthday year or that time when the card was sent and it makes me smile. Therefore, I can't ever throw any of those cards away. They really are a piece of me.

I also can't seem to get rid of clothes. Yes, I have those jeans that might be too small for me right now, but I paid good hard earn money for those jeans, and by golly I am going to fit my fat ass into those jeans again. I will. Watch me. I can't believe I just said " by golly", who says that?? I also have two dresses that I have only worn once and will probably never wear again, but I won't get rid of them. I just can't. One of the dresses is a really cute black and white polka dot dress that I wore for my 22nd birthday. It was a great night, so much fun and I got to spend it with some of my favorite people. One friend in particular, little did we know that would be the last night she would celebrate with any of us before she got sick. I can't seem to bring myself to get rid of that dress. It holds such a special meaning. The other dress, is the dress that I wore at said friends funeral just 18 months later. I will never wear it again, but I can't get rid of it. Call me sentimental or crazy but I just can't bring myself to do it.

DonEtta and 22nd bday
 Am I the only crazy one out there that has a special reason for everything I own? It should be so simple to get rid of clothes that you haven't ever worn or haven't worn in years. I have a t-shirt from a boy who I thought I could love...probably did love, it's a t-shirt from our favorite I wear it? No. Do I want to get rid of it? No. I am seriously probably certifiable crazy. In case you are wondering if I made any progress in getting rid of the clutter, I did put "a few" things in piles for my friends to go through and to give to goodwill. Just a few.  Dearest friends and family please go ahead and turn me over to hoarders...I think I might need it.