Hair

For the last 15 or so years I’ve had pretty short hair, it’s pin straight and baby fine. I’ve never been real handy with a curling iron, or a blow dryer for that matter. I had Mom, hair. Wash and wear…. chase kid… drive kid….. you know the drill, (or will one day). So now I’m growing out my hair, and have learned different things to do with it, mostly thanks to Kate over at The Small Things Blog. Yes she is a hairdresser, Umm, beauty consultant,( I don’t know what to call her, except if she lived in Texas, I’d do anything to have her do my hair.) The really cool thing about Kate is, that she does her own hair…. in a mirror, with her camera going! It’s easy to do someone elses hair, (for most people) but to do your own, and tell what you’re doing in words I understand!! Amazing. So now I’m getting braver and braver. So today is not what I wore (lime green sleeveless shirt, boot cut jeans and ropers)  but how did I  my hair…..

                                                      

It’s Today

It is today… Today is shaping up to be a great day!! The ARD meeting when amazingly well, (you can read all about it on Our Little Guys, page.). Looks like my new shoes are gonna be delivered today! What’s not to love about new shoes that come in the mail right to your door…. I just love Shoe Dazzle. Not to mention it was buy one get one, Score!

The most important thing about today is….. it’s Mr. Crazy’s birthday!  So Happy Happy Birthday to my best friend, my rock, my partner in good times and bad, I love you more today than I did yesterday.

Evolution

 I had a just peachy morning this morning. I got up got Our Little Guy up, all was going well, on time for once, if not a few minutes early, (never happens….. Never!) We get shoes on…. stroll out to the car, climb in,  buckle up….. turn the key…… click, click,click. Then nothing, I get back out hook up the battery charger dealy, can’t find the jump engine  button. Have to call Mr Crazy, I hate having to call him for stuff I know I know how to do. But he tells me which button to hit. So then comes the waiting….. I get Our Little Guy back outta the car, (so much for being on time) Go back in the house to wait. Finally the car starts and it’s hit the road Jack, off we go. I get Our Little Guy to school just a touch late, but nothing that he’ll notice. (hehehe, yep, right!) Decided I’m prolly not going to the gym, (the whole car thing) Did take the long way home, Stopped to help somebody with a flat tire, got her going and let her follow me ( to all those who know me…. I can hear you laughing) to where it was she was going!! (yes, good karma will come) Came home to get dressed, visit today….. So evolution of an outfit…… started with my fav Orange, wound up my with my new fav gray…. with my Orange heels, for a pop. What’d y’all think?

1st with the orange

 

2nd with the gray
Just the right pop

           

Double Chocolate Biscotti

Double Chocolate Biscotti
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in cocoa and baking powder. Beat for 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in flour by hand. Mix in white chocolate and chocolate chips. Cover dough, and chill for about 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Divide dough into two parts, and roll each part into a 9 inch long log. Place logs on lightly greased cookie sheet, about 4 inches apart. Flatten slightly.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool for one hour.
Cut each loaf into 1/2 inch wide diagonal slices. Place slices flat or standing upright on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. If laying flat turn cookies over after 5 minutes. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

Really….

We went shopping yesterday… at the outlet mall! I love the outlet malls, so many stores, never enough time. This time however we had in tow Our Little Guy, and it’s been years, and years since we’ve had a Little Guy to shop with. Mr. Crazy said, Honey, you can go in any store you want…. So off like a jack rabbit I go, straight to Ann Taylor, one of my fav shops!! Nothing…. and I do mean nothing floated my boat. And yes, I did try on a few things… blech. Not good. So outta there I go, and off to The Loft, when, yep, you guess it, my phone rang. The boys are hungry, boohoo, I say can we stop at The Loft, on the way out (ever hopeful) I get much eye rolling and long suffering sighs, needless to say no Loft for me. But the Little Guy scored, new kicks…. which still light up but fit much better, a few more outfits from my favorite kid store O’sh Kosh. Then on the way out we detoured to the Disney store for a Halloween costume. Our Little Guy will be treating as Capt Hook!! It’s soooo cute.  And we pre-ordered Brave!! So all in all a fun day was had by all!

Confidence

I can’t say I’ve ever been the most confidant woman in the world, mostly I bluff my way through. However, I was talking to a very nice lady at the gym yesterday about high heels…. I love them, really really love them. But since moving to central Texas, I have found myself not wearing them very often, I don’t see women here wearing heels like they did in Louisiana. Well, the really nice lady, said to me…. Are you dressing for everybody else… or are you dressing for you?” (light dawns) Of course I said, No, I was dressing for me. But she did make me think about it…. I love my heels so today getting dressed, I based my outfit on my shoes… Gotta love…love…love leopard print heels. Not to mention they make me feel sassy!! Which in turn gives me more confidence. Funny how that works out.

Sassy Shoes!

                                                                       

Slacking…

Ok, ok, I know I’ve been slacking. But have been at the gym for what seems like alllllll day, every day.( go me!! hahahaha) But not really mostly just 2 classes, one at 8:15 and one at like 9:45, so it pretty well eats the morning. But since round is NOT a shape I want to be…  The Gym it is.

I’ve also been sewing…. wooohooo, I’m making a tote bag, purse I guess. I thought it was going to be a lot bigger that it’s gonna be. That’s what happens what you just look at the pretty pictures, and not the real measurements. But it’s good practice, and I’ll post some pictures when it’s done.  So I guess that’s all I got on the general home front

Other Daughter, I swear I’m gonna get more recipes up on the food page, just for you….. maybe tomorrow….

Getting Dressed

I just have one very small question…. How on earth did I ever get dressed in the mornings without my computer, or Sheaffer over at Pinterest Told Me To, who puts herself together with the help of pinterest. I didn’t know how or what to do with my hair until I Stumbled on to Kate over at The Small Things Blog. It’s amazing…. I kinda remember….. jeans and a tee…..or try to come up with somethin’ cute, take a picture send it one of the girls. Who would promptly say… Mmmooomm. So today I get up, get Our Little Guy off to school, spend a couple hours at the gym…. (and boy am I paying for it now, but I do have tons more energy, hahahaha,) come home and say to myself….”Self, lets see what Sheaffer has to say about what I’m gonna wear today.” Sheaffer spent the day shopping, (lucky girl!) so off to Pinterest I go…. Ummmm, so Here I am dressed, and looking pretty good…. I hope!!

                                                                       
Inspiration..
Reality..

                                                        

Rambling Saturday

Rambling Saturday ,we all spent the morning in town, we wandered the little farmers market. Full of some pretty cool stuff, but nearing the end of the season. So also pretty small. Then walked around downtown, I love that they have decorated for fall but putting out bales of hay with fall leaves and ribbon on them. It’s pretty and cheerful. We went into a couple of different stores one an antiquey,(that I want to go back to …. without my men) and the other a home decor store, tons of fun and really good prices. Also gave me so more ideas on the crafting front, (I can make that…) I also found a store that carries my purse!! Yippee, I just love Miche Bags. But I need some more covers, I’m prolly gonna have to break down and see if I can make some…. hmmm….. now theres a thought.  I love rambling Saturdays….

                                                                      

Lost Time,

I have a million and one thing to do today, it is Friday and that is the clean house, do laundry day as I have previously posted. But I sat down to check out a couple of things on the blogs I follow, then Pinerest caught me….. I have a love, hate relationship with Pinterest, I love the ideas and such and hate that I can lose hours jumping from pin to pin. It’s a lot like Stumble in that respect, I love stumble…. I can Stumble for hours, and I get so many ideas, (and pins), from Stumbling, grrrr. Why are there only 24 hours in a day…..