Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I am Loving Wednesday....

It is Wednesday......I can't believe that one of my busiest weeks is 1/2 way over! I have 1 Scentsy party down, 1 to go, 1 Scentsy Holiday show to work and a Christmas party (whew)! I woke up this morning and realized my house is a wreck so I am going to have to squeeze in some cleaning! But enough of that because I am loving some fun and random stuff this week............

Here are my 2 favorite Black Friday commercials, they crack me up!!!! Did you have favorites?




* I LOVE this funny little "card" this is me on some days.............isn't it all of us from time to time?
 * I am SOO glad that the NBA is finalizing their "deal" and the season is set to start on Christmas Day! I have missed my Thunder boys.....I was getting scared that I was going to have to get into college basketball (yuck)! LOL
 * I can NOT believe that tomorrow is December 1 and Christmas is literally RIGHT around the corner! After having a bit of a panic attack since I have no presents bought and I don't even a list started.....I calmed down and I have started buying presents! Happy Holidays friends!
* Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Every year I LOVE this show and funny thing is all my girlfriends are the ones who watch this...not their hubbies! These girls are just stunning, I hope that in my next life I come back as an Angel!

What are you loving today?????

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HO HO HO

On Saturday morning before I got extremely sick Matt and I were out and about and I saw something I loved. At a decor store there was this painting on canvas of Santa and get this......they were selling it for $195. Yikes and no way! Matt said to me "I can do this" which I believed but even I didn't know the extent of his talent or his determination.
While I was sick on the couch Saturday afternoon Matt left to run an errand and he came back with a canvas, paint, brushes and pencils.............he then spent the next 3 hours doing this........You like our "make shift" easel?
Matt started by sketching the Santa ALL free hand! I knew that Matt was talented, in the past he even sketched one of his tattoos.
After the sketch was thru he started with the paint and I was starting to be amazed............
And here you go, can you BELIEVE that Matt did this all by himself, no pattern>??? Matt's talents continue to amaze me, and this blew me away.........I mean this looks professional to me!
We hung his new painting in our kitchen for the Holidays and when he was done all he said was "that was fun"! It is funny how it seems that an artist is trapped inside his former college baseball player and current Insurance man body!
I would say that this painting is worth way more than the $195 we originally saw it for because this was made with love!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Black Friday Shopping

So guys....did you do any Black Friday Holiday Shopping? Matt and I had no plans to do any shopping but then again you never know what can happen! Let me tell you a story about my Trailblazer........

I had my Trailblazer for 9 YEARS! I have never had anything that long, I have had a longer relationship with this SUV than I currently have with Matt (6 years)! 9 years ago I was leaving Bricktown (our entertainment district) late one night when as soon as I merged onto the highway to head home and I was hit by a drunk driver who then fled the scene! My little chevy car was totaled and I found myself in the ER. After that my grandparents helped me get a new car, my Trailblazer! I LOVED this car..........But Friday I said goodbye! Here I am cleaning out my baby and saying goodbye........
Saying goodbye was hard I am not going to lie but it was out with the OLD and in with the BRAND new................
I got a brand new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit! I never thought I would be a Jeep gal but after seeing the new commercial for this limited edition model Matt and I went in to test drive and we fell in love! I love that it is a luxury SUV but it is sporty and American made!
Look at this sunroof! One of my favorite things about this SUV, it covers the front and backseat! SO cool!! I will say this SUV has some serious power......my new engine is a Hemi! Watch out! lol
I fell in love with the interior, the seats are Overland Napa Saddle leather!! I was so excited to get Navigation and everything on my wish list! Something cool......my steering wheel heats up! I know, right?
Here is mine!!! Compared to my Trailblazer this is space age to me.......I have no idea how to work anything yet! Funny thing is....since I was sick all weekend I think Matt put on a ton of miles......he loves it and he drove around all weekend!
We bought this at Norman Chrysler Jeep and Dodge and we had the BEST experience! It was incredibly easy and can you imagine we have not one complaint! They didn't haggle us and we only spent like 15minutes in Financing! If you are in the market for a new car.....I recommend this dealership 110%!!! Here is our awesome sales guy Benedict showing Matt how to work the Nav! Get this.....whenever I put in a CD my car asks me if I want to save the CD to the hard drive! So cool!
The color is actually "Brilliant" it is black with multi-color glitter that sparkles in the sun!
Sorry to go on and on but I am so excited! I haven't had a new car in 9 years and this is so smart it even has "smart cruise control" where my car basically drives itself! Yippee! And yes, we got a Black Friday deal!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sniffles.....

Well I hope you all are enjoying your Holiday weekend...........because I have NOT.......I am SICK! I think I have a sinus infection and I feel as though I have a Kleenex permanently attached to my nose! Worse of all? I can't sleep.......I lie awake until like 2am to then wake at 7am! I HATE that today is Sunday and tomorrow starts a CRAZY busy week for me, I hate that ALL I have done is lay on the couch, what a Holiday! Let's hope I can kick this thing today!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Happy Hour

Hi friends! I am inviting everyone to a Holiday Shopping Happy Hour I am co-hosting with a friend!!! It is THIS Tuesday!!! You can drop by after work for some food, wine and Holiday shopping in ONE place! You can order.................


We will also have several door prizes!!!! So please stop by I would love to meet you!!!
Here is the info................
Tuesday November 29
6-8pm
JH Office
9002 N May Ave Okc, Ok

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sarah's Key

I reviewed this book already and you can read it by clicking HERE!  I loved it and I was so excited to hear that this book was going to become a movie! Sadly this movie went straight to DVD (Redbox, On demand, etc) and I have no idea why!?? But I am so glad I did not miss this.
The movie adaptation of this book is amazing, emotional, beautifully shot and touching. I think this is something you should watch/read or both because this book is based in fact, a fact that I did not know about the Holocaust. This movie left me wanting more and this movie/book has been on my mind for over 24 hours and I knew I couldn't wait any longer to share it with you all. I highly recommend this movie even if you have not read the book and you should pass the movie on to a friend.
Here is the trailer, enjoy............



Thankful....


Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

I hope everyone is able to spend today with friends and family, here are a few of the things I am Thankful for......
* That we heard from my brother and that they are in port for Thanksgiving. He said he is finally adjusting to the carrier and the sea-sickness is getting better!
* I am thankful for all our troops who are over seas right now including my Brother-in-law to be!
* I am thankful for Matt and for our bright future!
* I am SO thankful for my animals, I love each of them more than you could imagine!
* I am thankful for all of my family and friends!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What I am Loving Wednesday....

So I am not being boastful but I am a good gift-giver (most of the time)! It is something I love and the joy I experience as someone opens a gift from me far out ways what the recipient feels! I have had many people ask where I get my ideas?? So today for What I am Loving......I am going to give away a few of my secrets! I will have to be vague because I wouldn't want to spoil my Christmas presents this year!!!
Lets dive in........


1. www.gifts.com
This site is amazing you can search by family member, personality, holiday and price point! This will give you so many ideas from a ton of different websites! I may not purchase from these suggestions but this gives me ideas and gets my wheels in motion!

2. www.redenvelope.com
This is my most used website! I have bought Matt at least 1 or 2 of his "big" gifts every year from this site! Yes, some stuff is pricey but you can find all price points here! I LOVE love this site and you can almost ALWAYS search the internet for a "promo code" to get a discount! I can't tell you but a portion of my Christmas cash will be spent here!

3. www.uncommongoods.com
I LOVE this site! I love love getting their catalog in the mail! They have the most amazing and thoughtful gifts! And I always say this- what a gift is.....something you give someone that they didn't even know they wanted! And that is exactly what this site has! I also have things picked out from here for this year!!!

4. www.spoonsisters.com
This site has everything from quirky, functional, cooking to stocking stuffers! I also love getting this catalog in the mail! You will find so many things that you didn't know you wanted! ha

5. www.restorationhardware.com
This site which is known for expensive home decor actually has the BEST selection of Holiday stocking stuffers! I always get Matts stocking gifts from this site! So you should check it out!

6. Willow House (click HERE)
First off NO I am not trying to get you to buy from my Willow House site but Christmas is the EXACT reason I started selling this. Willow House has the most amazing selection of home and kitchen gifts! I have many picked out to give this year! You should check it out, everything is unique!

So guys! There you go! My secrets are out! I also LOVE Williams-Sonoma and NY&Company for the women in the family! I hope you will find some of these sites useful and let me know if you do....I would LOVE to hear what you found that you loved!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Swoon.........

Ok, we all know my unhealthy obsession with Channing Tatum but combine him + Rachel McAdams + Romantic Movie + Taylor Swift song on Trailer = HOLY crap.............
Maybe you will enjoy this as much as I did, I can not wait to see this movie..... romantic does not cover what this is...............



Tasty Tuesday

I posted last nights dinner on Facebook and got a few requests for the recipe! I was watching Rachael Ray on Saturday and this is a side dish she made but for me it was the perfect Meatless Monday meal!
Honeyed Pumpkin Polenta with Pumpkin
** I will show you the modified version I made........I changed it up a bit but for the original click HERE!
Ingredients
Assorted mushrooms thinly sliced (I used criminis and shitaki)
EVOO for drizzling
1 head garlic, cloves crushed
Small handful sage, chopped or thinly sliced
S & P
1 cup cooked pumpkin puree thinned out with chicken stock
Freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup quick-cooking polenta
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey

Here are my grits (which I cooked according to the package) and my pumpkin/chicken stock......beware polenta splashes....my cooktop looked like a war zone!
Here are my mushrooms for 1.......toss in EVOO, S & P, sage and garlic and roast at 425'. I roasted mine for 15minutes since there wasn't that much they cooked quick but just keep checking yours!
And after your polenta is done.....stir in your pumpkin, butter and honey!!! Then top with your shrooms......this was SO good! Really it was the perfect meat free Monday meal and I hope you like it as much as I did!
SO lets talk dessert.....I let Matt go thru my "Sweet Tooth" board on Pinterest to pick any dessert and I would make it for him and he picked a Pumpkin Cake! It was TOO die for! So good that Matt literally went on and on! (I sent the rest with him today to share at work)
You can find the recipe for this delish Pumpkin Crunch Cake by clicking HERE! And it would be perfect to make for Thanksgiving and it serves a lot more than a pie would!
Happy Tuesday! Today I am thankful for good food, the good food I am going to eat and the food I am going to bake the rest of the week!
(I am in charge of 4 pies, 1 pumpkin cheesecake and homemade rolls for Thanksgiving festivities all week)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Avalanche!

I guess next time you are having a bad day think of this video......"OMG" is right, I love it when she says she is going to throw up!
Exit A: Why we have no kids.................... (hehe) Enjoy........


Breaking Dawn

 Finally after 1 1/2 years of waiting Saturday night we got to see Breaking Dawn and if you read the books you know how LONG you have been waiting for that wedding and honeymoon! Thank GOODNESS we wait no more (well unless you count the next YEAR for part 2)! The movie did not disappoint! Is it going to win any Oscars? No way, but it was exactly what I expected and there is nothing not to love about this book coming to life on the big screen. It made me love Edward all over again and I wished I was Bella in that stunning wedding dress! I think they were true to the book and I was like a giddy teenager in more than one scene! I love loved it!

We do have a story though........during the last 15minutes (which are kinda important) of the movie in the balcony where we paid $18 per ticket a drunk women slipped on a menu and knocked herself out. (Stupid) So chaos ensued and we missed the last of the movie while being distracted by people running around.........and then they turned the lights up on us before the "secret scene" at the end of the credits! Needless to say we were pissed but our gal Becky K had our back and got us all vouchers for a free balcony night!!!!!!! I know, someone was knocked out but maybe if she wasn't a crazy drunk that would not have happened?
 Thank goodness for Halloween, Target and their $9 shirts! This is the first time I dressed up for a movie and it was fun....I mean when else would I do this???????
 My amazing group of gals who have bonded over werewolves and vampires!!!! We had the best time......we met for dinner before the movie and we left as happy campers ALL of us staying up way past our bedtime!! Love you gals!
 Two of my lovely JH gals.............Kelsie and Crystal..............It's a Nicole Sandwich! Good luck today....my friend Crystal closes on her new home! Congrats!
 So........I did not get home until close to 1am and when I pulled onto my street this is what I saw, my jaw dropped.........(sorry it is a blurry IPhone pic)
 And inside this is what I saw........ the tree up and ready to celebrate Christmas............
 Our banister was wrapped, lit and shining.............
 Matt had even decorated the Mantle and hung our stockings.............
 And would you believe that he even changed out ALL 3 of my Scenty's to Christmas ones and put in a new Christmas scent! (Cinnamon Bear)  I mean talk about a HUGE and lovely surprise! He said it took him from the moment I left at 6pm until almost midnight! I was so excited and thankful.......he earned some MEGA brownie points I would say huh? I think I might keep him (wink wink)
Over all my Saturday was amazing......I can not wait to see the movie again and I came home to a home ready for the Holidays filled with my favorite person and animals!
So did you see the movie??? And? If you disliked it.....don't ruin my fun so don't comment! (ha)

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