Monday, October 31, 2011


Juliette Gordon Low was born on October 31, 1860.
The founder of Girl Scouts
She was known as "Daisy" by friends and family
She started the first troop here in the states in 1912
She was very athletic

Girl Scouts touches the lives of many girls each and every year.

In honor of her birthday

Sunday, October 30, 2011


I spent last week in St Louis for training in my new position.
Unfortunately I DID NOT get to go to the World Series but I did watch every minute of games 6 & 7.
Wow game 6 was full of DRAMA. I have not really been a watcher of baseball on tv but now I am hooked and disappointed that it is the end of the season. I have already told Scott that we have to go up to a Cardinals game next year.
While there I had the most amazing dinner ever. We went to Wild Horse Grill and I ordered Butternut Squash Ravioli in a ricotta brown sugar nutmeg sauce. I am still dreaming about it. I have never eaten Butternut squash especially in a ravioli. It was the BOMB! I have looked for a recipe but haven't found on with the same ingredients for the sauce. When I get time I am going to play with it til I get it right.

I love sky photos and I took this one for Coco. She wasn't a bit interested.

On the drive home from the Tulsa airport Friday afternoon the first thing I noticed was the trees had really turned colors over the week. I took these going 80 mph, shame on me but they turned out pretty good. I was even using my small point and shoot.

I think this was in Siloam Springs. The pictures don't capture the abundance of color that was on display.


I made it home early enough to take Coco and A to their first dance. It was a Halloween dance and they were so excited and nervous. It was adorable. Coco couldn't decide on what costume to wear so she wore the snow princess from last year.
We also had softball tournament beginning at 8:30am on Saturday. She played at 9am, 5pm and 11am on Sunday. We were so busy that the weekend has flown by. I am ready for things to slow down a bit. I don't see that happening just yet. The new job is going to keep me busy busy for several more weeks.

Everyone have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


On the way home on Sunday I pulled the car into this field and told Coco we were having a photo shoot.
She was totally not prepared but I love the ones we shot.
She was worried that we were trespassing, I told it wasn't marked and we
didn't do anything to this field.

Giggles got ahold of her

This one was we gotta go now because I gotta go MOM!!!

Love my girl

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Today marks 12 years of marriage for Scott and I. The first best day of my life. Scott is loving, compassionate, dependable, and handsome to boot.
I couldn't ask for a better mate. The past 12 years have flown by and I look forward to many more years with my honey.

We look so young and SKINNY.

One of my favorite photos of the day

Big smiles and excited to begin our life together as Man and wife.
A wonderous day for sure!

I loved my wedding day. I wish it didn't happen so fast that day. I didn't have time to stop and really enjoy all the moments. I wish I could have worn my dress longer. There were people I didn't get to spend time with. Looking back it seemed so rushed.  Scott probably wouldn't agree, he was ready to get on with the honeymoon in Cancun. Ha

Thats the thing about weddings, you learn so much from the day but it can't be reproduced. I will make sure Coco's day is unhurried and it might be a long day but she will get to take time to enjoy every person and every moment.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Girl Scout Halloween Party

I have survived the GS Halloween party. I was starting to get a migraine earlier today, thank goodness my medicine worked.

We had 2 robin hoods, 80's girl, Cyndi Lauper, a Nerd, cheerleader, sorceror, and a dead person.
They did great with their costumes.

Group Shot

I tried to do a few gross foods.
Pumpkin puking the dip

Cockroaches around the food.
Those grapes look weird, I think it was the condensation on them
after I washed them.

Cool bunch of girlies

Cyndi doing Just Dance "Girls just wanna have fun"
They kept score and I am proud to say that I came in 4th on this song
Yeah Pam

I had cobwebs everywhere with little spiders

Joe's mustache lasts forevah!!!

Deep into the dance

I got this cool window cling at Walmart.
It really looked cool from outside

They had a great time and didn't want to leave when their parents came.
That is always a good sign that they were enjoying themselves

Now to take down all the webs and ghoulish decor.

Tomorrow is packing up for a week of work travel.
I haven't flown since 2001 and will be flying for the next 2 weeks.
Pray that it all goes smoothly for me.

Friday, October 21, 2011


1   Visit all 50 states
2   Learn to speak a foreign language
3   Go to New England in the fall
4   Run a marathon
5   Write a book
6   Renew our vows
7   Become debt free
8   Spend a week on a dude ranch
9   Play a musical instrument (well)
10 Have a pixie hair cut
11 Act in a play
12 Take Coco to New York for graduation trip
13 Own a RV and travel in retirement
14 Visit the Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout home in Savanna Georgia
15 Vacation in Paris

Thank ful for the prompt from Today's Mama and Just Ask for the inspiration to get me thinking about what I truly want to do in the future. I will continue to add to my list of things to experience.

This is my entry in the Just Ask Bucket List Getaway Giveaway. Just Ask offers a breast and ovarian cancer screening and is encouraging people to share 15 things that I want to enjoy in my lifetime as a reminder to be aware of my health. Want to enter? Head over to to get the details.

Have a great day

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


1. I started a new job on Monday

2. I rode 4 gillion miles in a car today

3. I am currently 10 minutes from Illinois

4. I live in Arkansas

5. I actually got in the car to go 4 gillion miles with 3 people I DO NOT KNOW

6. I should have given Scott their names and phone numbers

7. I should get their phone numbers

8. I had my first taste of Foie Gras and Pate today

9. I had my last taste of Foie Gras and Pate today

10. I have my choice of 2 beds to sleep in tonight

11. I am sleeping smack dab in the middle of one of them tonight

12. I might jump up and down on the other one

13. I have to ride 4 gillion miles back home tomorrow

14. I get to sleep in tomorrow til 7:30 if I want to

15. We are planning on eating at Lamberts tomorrow on the way home

16. I have to travel for the next 2 weeks

17. I will travel 4 gillion miles by plane though

18. Thank the good LORD

19. Some people are strange

20. Maybe it is me

21. I really miss Scott and my girl

22. I will be married 12 years on Sunday

23. My groom will be in the deer woods on Sunday

24. I won't see him for a week

25. :(

26. I don't know how to work this tv in the hotel room

27. It was 49 degrees where I am today

28. I think the Cardinals just beat the Rangers

29. I miss Scott and my girl, did I already say that?

30. My mama sent me a message on FB so cool GO MOM

31. I forgot my fan and I always sleep with a fan

32. I need to go take my melatonin to help me sleep

33. I am trying to make it to 35 on my list

34. Coco made 5 A's and 1 B for first semester, I am so proud of her!!!

35. Going to pick out my bed now! Goodnight

Wow I didn't know I could make such a long list.
Fodder for my Smash book
Wonder what I can find in this hotel room for my smash book
I forgot my camera
not a good move

Have a great Thursday and pray for safe travels for us.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011



I found a package of them at the new Ross store.
They are perfect.
Complete coverage
Easy to attach to your bra

Now I just need every color

They are not paying me to tell you this.
I just love to share when I find something that really works.
I would highly recommend these.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Warning photo overload.
We held our awards ceremony for Girl Scouts today.
We bridged from Juniors to Cadettes
Our local Price Cutter made this cake for us.
It turned out so cute

For their badges and patches I hot glued them onto a piece of ribbon. Some of the girls do not get the vest or sash and this way they can hang it in their room or whatever

We started with the Pledge, Promise and Law
They all know them by heart. It has only taken a few years

Girl Scout Promise and Law

I chose the Silver Ceremony where they each lite a candle and read a statement about key to new challenges, character, leadership, etc. They then crossed the bridge to get their key and pins.
This is Coco reading her statement

New Cadette Troop (missing 4 girls)

My co-leaders Erica and Tia
I made them each a bag with a few goodies and a bouquet of flowers.
I couldn't do it without them

I planned some games after the cake portion.
Egg on a spoon was way to easy, the eggs weren't even breaking on the grass

Egg toss
This was fun and luckily only 1 girl broke it in her hand and they were really far apart

This one they were trying to pass a orange to each other under the chin.
maggie kept getting to tickled to make it work.
They kinda thought this one was to weird. They weren't comfortable getting so close.
Girls being girls

We now begin learning as Cadettes and the many opportunities available.
Lots of fun adventures to be had.
I love being a Girl Scout Leader


I am so disappointed in the movies I've seen recently
So I thought I would do a review of a few

It has been awhile since I saw Bridesmaids. Scott and I went to the movies and he saw another movie while I saw this one. If I had the keys to the truck I would have left the theatre. It was so nasty! I should have left earlier than I did to sit in the lobby. From the previews I thought it would be so funny. I was severely disappointed!

I saw Footloose yesterday. I was disappointed in the language. I thought it had more bad language than the original and more sexual inuendos. Last nite I rented the original and it had lots of bad language too, I just didn't remember it that way. Overall I liked the new version better.

Horrible bosses I rented on demand the other day thinking it would be a comedy. I guess it is a comedy but I think the first word spoken in the film was a bad word.Then every other word was a 4 letter word.  I couldn't watch it, it was so bad. Wasted my 4.99.

There was another one that Scott and I rented that was the same way. I can't remember the name of it but we turned it off within 15 minutes.

I know that a lot of people don't think a thing about this and I should watch the ratings before going. All the bad language and inappropriate scenes could be left out and it would still be a good movie. Several years ago I did a fast from what I call trashy novels and soap operas. I started reading only christian fiction. Guess what, I didn't miss the trash. I was a avid reader of Danielle Steel and All my Children. I recorded All my Children for probably 10 years. I would watch it every night after work. I haven't ever went back to the soaps but I do read Steel everynow and then.

We live in a broken world I know but I sure wish things were different.
Like when we were kids and we could watch tv without our parents worrying about every channel. We can barely watch the local news without having to censor what Coco sees and hears.

The other night the new show Suborgatory came on. Scott was on the computer and I was working on some paperwork so we weren't really paying attention. It didn't take us long to realize we needed to change the channel. This was what 8pm on a week night. It shocks me what is on ABC, NBC, and CBS. What happened to family tv in the evenings? That is what MTV and VH1 is for or so I thought.

I will get off my soap box. We have talked about disconnecting our cable several times. Maybe it is time!!

How do you deal with this issue or do you?
Would love to hear your thoughts.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I am addicted to Pinterest. Are you?

I have like 26 boards, so many things to love and things to try.

I have wanted to do some freezer cooking for EVER!

After pinning a zillion pins about freezer cooking I finally took the leap.

Yesterday afternoon I ran into the store and bought beef and chicken.

I came home browned the ground beef into 1 italian for spaghetti and 2 taco meats.

I boiled a bag of skinless / boneless chicken breasts with onions and green peppers.

We had tacos for dinner and then I froze all the rest.

I now have 4 meats ready to go in the freezer and 3 cups of chicken stock to add to soups or stews.

This was done in a very short time. It will really help in the next few weeks when I start my new job.

Next on my list is to actually make up some full meals to freeze.

I am thinking if I can do 3-4 each weekend I can stock up our freezer for the winter.

The fall craft fairs are in town so I am off to do a little crafting today.

Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Do you shop at Williams-Sonoma?
I usually don't because I can't afford anything in there.
But Coco and I were wondering around the Mall recently and decided to browse.
They had samples of this pumpkin bread and pumpkin butter

They were so good we just had to have some.
I haven't made the bread yet but the butter is so good on toast or even just on a slice of bread

I have some time off this week.
I am starting a new job next week with a large bank
and I am so excited

Saturday, October 8, 2011


I forgot this cute Halloween pillow that I got at Ross's too

I did a little shopping today.
We FINALLY got a Ross store in our town.
It opened yesterday

Even though alot of the shelves were empty I found some awesome treasures

I got all this for $56
The pillow in the back is part of my inspiration piece for the living room.

Loved this and it fit in with my color scheme

This photo does not show the colors correctly. It has mustardy yellow, turquiose, red and green on a linen background.

Loved this bird house too and for $9.99 I couldn't pass it up

I have wanted to try this purse organizer to so at 4.99 i thought if I don't like it I won't have lost much.
We were needing more silverware and they were a steal too.

I usually only get to go to Ross when we are in Destin so I am over the moon that we have one right here!!
Scott is not so happy !! ha ha ha