Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
So, that was last year and this year I told him I wanted TOMS so that's what I got. Ha! I'm going to be out of town on Mother's day so it works.
ANYWAY, what are you getting for YOUR moms?
I will actually be with my mom and grandma for Mother's day, so I think they're just excited 4 generations will be together!
We are on a budget, but I want to get both grandma's a little something for Mother's Day...SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!!!
AND GOOD NEWS FOR YOU...we have an incredible giveaway for those looking for the perfect gift. I'm not going to say much now, but the two links below are HINTS. Check back this weekend for details!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Don't worry I am not in this picture of folks doing yoga, but I have recently tried out hot yoga at our gym and I'm LOVING IT.
Hot Yoga=is yoga in a heated room. Controlled heat and humidity help those in the class to go deeper into their yoga pose.
Let me say that I have a LONG ways to go, but I really like the class. But I will worn you---you WILL leave a sweaty mess. And DON'T forget your water bottle. And while we're at it...if you go to the morning class at your gym...remember to put on deodorant. It wasn't smelling too great around me this morning. But if you've done Hot Yoga...let me know what you think about it.
i think Sandra Bullock deserves a standing O. How in the world did NO ONE know about her adopted baby! AMAZING. My heart breaks for her as she has a lot to deal with personally, but I'm glad she's got her little one to help her through! If you don't know what I'm talking about...here's the link to the story.
Oh my heavens! I finally bought a pair of TOMS and I love them. Thanks to all of you for your feedback. I went with red, but I don't think this will be my last pair.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
My grandma has made these cookies for as long as I can remember. PEOPLE, if made right, they MELT in your mouth. Seriously, melt! But I should warn you...I can't make them like my grandma. I just don't have her special touch. This is a great recipe and makes LOTS so try it for a summer cookout.
Let me know if they turn out and what you think!
Also, while we're talking sweets don't forget to VOTE.
And while you're voting for the TCBY giveaway --- don't forget about this giveaway.
I have a secret to share with you. I LOVE TCBY's White Chocolate Mousse. There used to be a TCBY in Fayetteville, but it closed. There was still one in a gas station in Bentonville, but then in CLOSED!
Yes, I eat otehr cold treats, but I MISS my TCBY with MandM's. Does anyone get what I'm saying!? in fact, Tom used to surprise me with trips to TCBY all the time when we were dating...it's a special place! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....
NWA could be getting a new TCBY shop, but it's up to us!
A local couple is in a competition to win a TCBY giveaway...an entire STORE. RIGHT HERE IN NWA! You can watch the story KNWA did on the couple here or visit the TCBY page for more information on the contest here.
BUT GO VOTE!
If you like TCBY like me, what is your favorite?
Monday, April 26, 2010
If you're like me pack up your "junk" and help out Womenade NWA. Click here for all the details.
If you don't have anything to sell stop by and check it out. I bet there will be great finds!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
KNWA's Neile Jones & Shannon Miller.
Like last year, there were incredible booths with goodies for runners set up at the end of the race!
Thanks for sharing!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
You are probably wondering what these shoes have to do with Earth day, well, let me tell you. These shoes are eco-friendly! I LOVE the sandals---LOVE them. You can click on the shoes to learn more. BUT the good news doesn't end there!!! You can find these shoes and other Simple Shoes at Good Things Boutique in Fayetteville.
So go check them out and see all their amazing inventory. Oh yeah, and click here to learn more about next week's giveaway. It's from GOOD THINGS BOUTIQUE.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
So this week's BLOG OF THE WEEK features a local hair stylist! Her name is Julee and YES, she is married to KNWA's Matt Turner, but I didn't pick her because of that. She has a great post up now about hair trends. Check it out.
Hope you have a good hair day.
DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER TO WIN $100 from Rush Running.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I recently made these for a brunch I was hosting at my house and since they were so good and easy I made them again for play group! I stole this incredible recipe from the Pioneer Woman. If you haven't read her blog you definately should check it out.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Well, here's a sneak peak . Don't worry I wont tease you much longer.
In honor of The Ozark Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this weekend Rush Running is giving away a great prize!
In addition to the t-shirt, water bottle and other athletic swag in this picture...the winner will get $100 gift certificate!!! Anyone want some new sneakers or new workout gear!?
So hold on just a little longer. The registration to win this giveaway will be posted Tuesday evening for all you bloggers.
Until then, shoot me a note and tell me what you'd buy with the gift certificate.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
It was cold, wet (only a few raindrops or if you went for a an unexpected dip), and BEAUTIFUL. Seriously people we floated 24 miles with some great friends and LOVED every minute. We camped overnight and had a blast. We started in Ponca and ended in Pruitt.
Our second day of floating was warmed...my knees even got a little sun burned. But I promise I will post pictures soon (I didn't take my digital camera--the waterproof disposable hasn't been developed yet), but I wish you could seen the outsides of my lower legs. I am one BIG bruise! I'm not kidding. You should know I bruises easily, but I walked around with some battle wounds!
SOOOO, my legs might look pretty beaten up right now but I want to float some more once it gets a little warmer---so where is your favorite spot to float? Do you have any good float stories?
Oh yeah, we saw snakes!
Friday, April 16, 2010
But NOW I think they are super cute and help a great cause. Did you know that for every pair of TOMS purchased the company gives a pair to a child in need. HELLO, I think that is awesome.
I don't own a pair of these yet because I can't make up my mind on what color/style I want, but I have worn a good friends and oh my goodness they are wonderful. It's my mission to buy a pair this upcoming week. I've seen them at Warrens in Fayetteville and Masons.
So that's the next fashion trend I'm going to follow, but I need YOUR HELP. What color should I go for? I'm leaning towards red (hence the picture on this blog), but I might want a more neutral color, any advice?
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I know this cake isn't pretty, but it's good and easy. BUT I only make it once a year because it's my husband's favorite. So every year on his birthday I pull out this tasty/tart recipe.
What is YOUR favorite kind of cake? Please share your recipes too!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Basically, the study says toddlers that are spanked are more aggressive. What do you think? I was spanked as a child and I don't consider myself very aggressive, but then again I wasn't spanked much.
So, I know there many studies out there, but I wanted you to read this one and tell me what you think?
I don't remember how I stumbled onto this blog, but it's awesome. I know there are many great coupon/saving blogs out there, but this blogger is from this area. Yep, she lives in northwest Arkansas. I've never met her, but I feel like she helps me cut back our spending every week. I would love to meet her and pick her brain on the best way to save a penny here and there.
I don't know about you, but saving anything these days is awesome. I love handing my coupons over to the cashier in the check out line. I feel like I accomplished a great mission---1. for finally grocery shopping, but 2. for saving a little money.
So if you haven't checked out Passion for Savings before now...do it!
But I also want to know how you save money? Do you have a secret weapon you use when you head out for those weekly groceries?
Hope you have a great week!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Ok, I know she is currently on Dancing with the Stars, but I hear she's pretty awful to watch. (sorry I'm just not into DWTS this season).
Anyway, this reality check is not about DWTS...it's about the upcoming TLC show Twist of Kate/Kate Plus 8. I DID love Jon and Kate Plus 8, but I think this story has run it's course. That's just my opinion and you might think I'm 100% wrong, but in my opinion I feel like these kids have already been through enough publicity (good and bad). I know this is probably their livelihood, but I also feel that this adventure they embarked on hurt their family. Check out this article about the upcoming show.
Don't get me wrong, I'll probably watch a couple episodes, but I really think I'm done with this show. The kids are cute, but I have enough reality TV to keep me busy so I think I'll skip on Twist of Kate.
What do you think? Will you watch?
Monday...Free For All (we'll write about whatever is going on...we pick here)
Tuesday...Tasty Tuesday (recipes and new yummy treats)
Wednesday...You Choose (what do you want here for the week)
Thursday...Reality Check (we discuss what's going on the in the world of reality tv)
Friday...Fashion Forward (latest trends, etc)
Of course, there will be all sorts random posts because, lets face it, there is a lot to blog about.
Anyway, check back later today for this week's Reality Check. I know what I want to talk about and I can't believe this person will have her own show again...CRAZY!!!
Send me some of your ideas!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Like my profile says I'm a news junkie at heart (reported/produced for almost 8 years), but after having sweet Stella I found my true passion...being with her. While I was on maternity leave (that obviously turned into permanent leave) I found my love for reading blogs. I enjoy reading other people's take on parenting, fashion, cooking, sports, etc. I'm also a sucker for blogs about how to save a penny here and there and so on.
I have a blog. It's basically pictures of Stella so that I can remember what she was doing at what age, but it's really my tool to share the thousands of pictures we have of Stella with our friends and family!
ALL that being said...KNWA has asked me to renew my journalism roots and help kick off this blog. This blog is not for me...it's for YOU!!!!
SOOOO, I've told you what I like to read/write about, now you tell me what you'd like to see on here. I will be similar to a host/facilitator getting information and stories on here that YOU want.
So lets stop wasting time and tell me why you blog and what you'd like to see on this blog!!!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Besides the usual resolutions of losing weight and getting more organized, I also challenged myself to get out more, meet knew people, and have fun with other women.
Well, I'm doing it. This picture is from a night out to the movies with some girls. I know a couple girls better than others, am getting to know a couple more and didn't even really introduce myself to the others (unlike me...I was tired).
Anyway, at the beginning of the year I promised myself I needed to start doing more. I've since joined a Bible study, playgroup, and a mommy group. SO needless to say we're busy AND I love it.
SOOOOO, all that being said, I want to meet more of you out there in the blogging world. I think for awhile after having my little girl I felt like I was connected to the world because I could jump on the computer and read up on people via blogs, facebook, twitter, etc. BUT now I'm having fun meeting those "blogging friends" and learning more about them in person.
What do you think?
Friday, April 2, 2010
I DO remember that I went with one of my dearest friends to our senior prom and he simply walked up to me in the senior commons and asked, "Syd will you go to prom with me." Easy enough.
So, why am I talking about prom? Don't worry, I'm not trying to force you to re-live my college days with me---I just saw that kids are still at it.
This video proves it. Guys are still trying to impress the ladies.
And I guess the creativity can pick back up when couples start talking marriage later in life. I've heard of some pretty incredible proposals, but we'll save that for another day.
So, do you have/know of any incredible "will you go to prom" stories?
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Let's face it, I'm not a girly girl (I lean more tom-boyish), but I DO love a good chick flick. And we all know that Nicholas Sparks writes some great books for future chick flicks. In case you're not familiar he wrote The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, and Walk to Remember.
Anyway, they're all good chick flicks.
The Last Song did not disappoint. Yes, there are cheesy parts and yes you might (I did) cry, but I liked it. Like most of Sparks' books/movies, it's sad and it will pull on your heart strings, but it was cute. I'll admit, I was a little hesitant that the main actress was Miley Cyrus, but I got passed that quickly into the movie.
I know I'm being vague, but I don't want to ruin it for anyone planning to see this movie. BUT this is definitely a chick flick. If you're like me and you have to beg your husband or significant other to see a chick flick save it for the next romantic comedy because this one is over the top.
I hope you like it. Let me know what you think!
Ok, I think I'll try to go fall asleep. Goodnight.