Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fantastic movie

Movie = amazing. Soundtrack = awesome.
Go rent it now.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Headband Headache

I love headbands but am so picky about the kind that I can wear. You know....the pounding headache that starts behind your ears because your fashionable head wear is pinching. I just can't do it anymore. I have found the above kind are great because they are jelly and flexible. Plus, it's metallic. I am a total sucker for anything with a little bling on it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My new stove

Maybe this is what I should make for dinner tonight on my new fancy stove!!!
Yum! Capers and chickpeas tossed in whole wheat pasta.

Since we are expecting snow this weekend. Here's a nice summer recipe for a
great variation of pesto. How I long to summer to arrive.

Citrus Pesto
1 bunch fresh basil - stemmed (about 3 cups)
1/2 pine nuts, toasted
1 clove garlic
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 orange, zested and juiced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup grated Parmesan

Blend all ingredients except EVOO and Parmesan. Then stream in the olive oil until creamy. Transfer to bowl and stir in Parmesan cheese.

Would be yummy slathered on a piece of fish or mixed in with some pasta and roasted veggies.
I am starving!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mr. and Mrs.

A photo of my bro and his soon to be wife. Snapshot from their wedding shower this past weekend. It was a fun night. They look so happy.....which makes me happy.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pretty things

My husband has always wanted a letter press. I never shared that passion until recently. I would love to have one. Why are they so hard to find and so expensive?

I love Anthropologie. Seriously. I could buy everything in that store. Good thing Oklahoma doesn't have one :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


This dress makes my heart flutter! I can't wait until 80 degree days are merely more than a once a week occurrence. This adorable dress just screams springtime. With freshly painted red toenails and some bright turquoise sandals. Too bad pretty much every shade of yellow looks terrible on me. Alanda, this would look great on you! You should go buy it :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Go Cowboys!

Yup. I did it. All you OU fans don't be mad. I promise this is the only time I will be obnoxious :) GO POKES!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

This ain't your 80's jumpsuit

I have always been attracted to this look. Much like a one piece swimsuit, I have never really been able to wear it. Some things are just not made for people with a long torso. I was reading InStyle last night and there were two whole pages devoted to the modern jumpsuit. I love it. I am all for anything that looks dressy, yet feels like pajamas. However, I think I would have my pants cropped off and pair them with a chunky wedge. Maybe, I need to go try on this ensemble. Would be perfect for dinner on the beach :) T-minus 69 days!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Goodbye crooked tie

My husband's tie is always crooked. Please see above. It drives me nuts. So, I got on the web and found the most amazing video that teaches you how to tie a Double Windsor knot. I am now his Julia Roberts. His Pretty Woman, if you will. I have mastered the art of tying a perfect looking knot. Both the hubby and his father's necks will don a straight tie from this day forward.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

1st Birthday

You just want to squeeze this legs. ADORABLE!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Pedicure weather is upon us........

Payless has the best shoes right now. $15 bucks....I had a coupon. I got these last night and I love them. They are a faux suede. The color in this particular photo is terrible. Mine are more of a bright turquoise. I am going to pair them with a black maxi dress and a chunky turquoise necklace. I can't wait for the weather to stay warm.

Just your typical Thursday evening

Last night I was leisurely shopping at Target on North May. I was in an isle looking at ways to become more organized and there she was......standing by the hangers. Mrs. Wayne Coyne. So naturally, I did what most would do in my situation and followed her! I needed to get a peek in her basket. What does the wife of a famous rock musician purchase at Target? I am not sure what I expected. It was totally normal everyday merchandise. I, on the other hand, was forced to examine what I was carrying (not pushing in a cart)....a lantern, Q-tips and a bathmat. Odd combination. We are alone in the "outdoor accessories" isle and my phone rings. Normal in any other instance. Husband calling (who has no idea where and what I am doing) and his ringtone happens to be "Do You Realize?" Mortified. I then have to set all my merchandise down in the middle of the isle to dig for my phone, which is becoming increasingly louder. It was one of the moments where you just want to die. She looks at me and smiles, but what she's really thinking is that I am a total stalker. I am whispering to Z that I need to call him back. He doesn't know what I am doing, therefore doesn't understand why I am whispering. The experience has gone downhill fast.....ABORT, ABORT! Star struck, yet again.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spring Cleaning

I cleaned out my closet last week. I got home from work and was in one of those moods. The throwing out/getting rid of/spring cleaning mood. I have been like this for weeks. My husband is about to go nuts. Every time he turns around I am organizing a different part of the house. A closet, a drawer or some nook or cranny that has mass amounts of stuff crammed in it. I love the feeling of accomplishment I get after getting rid of unnecessary junk. It is quite shocking how much we have accumulated in a little less than three years of marriage. We are far from the "bare essential" kind of people. I opened up a box last week that had a ventriloquist doll in it. Seriously? I was forbidden to throw it out. **Sidenote: this is why our house is busting at the seams. I am not allowed to throw out any of Mr. Nash's collection of crap.** The doll is just creepy. Like the ones that come alive and then kill you in your sleep.

My closet was in desperate need of some attention. It is so hard for me to get rid of clothes. I am the type of person that attaches memories to articles of clothing. I still remember what I wore on my first date with my husband. Consequently, I still have the shirt, jeans and shoes because I can't bring myself to let them go even thought I know I will never wear them again. I always think, "I might wear that when I go to........" But the reality is I never will. So, I ceased the moment and stopped overanalyzing and just got rid. Three piles. Garage sale, Goodwill and Consignment. I have a feeling three piles will quickly become two. Two years ago when we had our 1st garage sale, I was insulted when these women would come up and ask me if I would take 50 cents for a shirt I knew I have paid big bucks for. I would say.... "You know this is designer, right?" I am sure I sounded snobby to them and I know they could have cared less. I finally sold all my clothes to this young mother who took everything remaining and gave me $25. As I packed everything up for her, I seriously felt sick at my stomach. Then I realized, she needed these clothes far more than I did and I felt so much better. So, here is the finished product. Looks tons better and I still have plenty to wear :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

50th Anniversary

In honor of her golden anniversary, I decided to dig out my Barbies and reminisce. My mother gladly brought them as she has been trying to get me to take all my stuff for the past few years. Barbies were a huge part of my younger years. I could play with them for hours and hours. Dress them and fix their hair. So, here they are.....in all their glory. Several things I should mention. I kept them in the clothing I found them in. Basically, I decided not to change them because I thought it would be a more authentic depiction. I also found concert tickets and a check (that I had made) in one of the gold purses. My husband and I were dying laughing. Even back then I had to have the perfect clutch to match Barbies outfit. And lastly, the cowboy boots that are worn with what appears to be a seafoam green evening gown. Classy! Happy Birthday, Barbie!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Andrew Bird

I cannot stop listening to this album. It's so good. Last week my good friend sent me five of his albums. I have only made it through two so far, but Noble Beast has been my favorite. This guy is super talented. I love the combination of violin and whistling. Give him a listen or better yet.....he's coming to Cain's on March 17th!