Monday, February 28, 2011

It's Monday

  • I'm tired
  • I had to work until 11 PM on Friday night
  • I really need a haircut
  • Speaking of hair, I'm bored with mine so I bought some velcro rollers to see if that would do the trick...I haven't tried them yet so we'll see
  • Is it just me or does it seem like everything you read or hear about has to do with someone having a baby or being pregnant, or just babies in general? Not that I'm complaining, just an observation
  • I filled up my car with gas today and it was over $50! not cool
  • It was so pretty outside yesterday, I decided to sit on the back patio in shorts to try and get some sun on my pasty white legs...ick!
That's all I have for now,
Jess

Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Question Friday!

It's Friiiiday!!! I'm so glad that it's Friday! I do have to work tonight, but we are putting on a Vegas Night so hopefully the time will go by fast. ha! I am planning on doing some work in my flower beds this weekend...the weather is supposed to be sooo good...and I want to find some fabric to make new throw pillows for our bed. On to 5QF!!

1. Can you drive a stick shift?
Ummmm...that's a negative. A friend tried to teach me once and I was ordered to get out of the car after about 5 seconds. I haven't tried again since then.

2. What are two foods you just can't eat?
I'm not picky at all. I will try anything. I WILL NOT eat beets or oysters.

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?
Yes!! I just got mine yesterday! Of course I love the thin mints. My second favorite is the lemon cream ones, I forgot what they are called.

4. How do you pamper yourself?
I really love to get pedicures and massages, although I don't get either on a regular basis. I think if we are talking about daily pampering, I would go with my hot bubble baths at night. I. must. have. my. bath.

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?
In high school my nickname was Cookie. It's simple really...my last name was Cook. ha!

Have a great weekend!
Jess

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I like big butts...

And I cannot lie. How do you know that your butt is getting too big for your pants, or is it the other way around?

Awesome. I was getting ready for work a few weeks ago when I pulled these babies off the hanger fresh from the cleaners. You know when there all cardboard like and not really stretched out from wearing yet? So when I put them on they were a little snug and I did the little stretch number to loosen them up a bit. All of you ladies know what stretch thing I'm talking about. Right when I went to squat I heard the ripping noise and felt a cool breeze. ha! Needless to say, these pants died a natural death. Gone with the wind.

Much Love,
Jess

Friday, February 18, 2011

Show Us Your Life- Alma Mater

I haven't posted a SHOW US YOUR LIFE in a long time! Thanks to Kelly for hosting! This week's SUYL is Show Us Your Alma Mater!

Mine is: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS!
GO MEAN GREEN!



I always enjoyed the UNT campus. It's pretty to look at and weirdly quiet. I also loved that it was not big at all. It only took me 10 minutes to walk for one side to the other.

Although there was not much school spirit in the way of football, one of our favorite activities was tailgating. ha! When I was there the stadium was kind of a joke. There were high school stadiums that were better than ours. Come on this is Texas right? I guess that's what I get for going to a school that has outstanding Art and Music programs. ha! Well I guess UNT got the memo because they have been building a new stadium that is out of this world!

I can't wait to go to the games once the new stadium opens!

Have a great Friday!
Much Love,
Jess

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Can I get a "hell yeah"?


Ok, so by now you should all know that I completely and utterly adore Britney Spears. Don't get me wrong, she is not my hero, and it is questionable if I will ever let me kids in on this with me. But homegirl really knows how to knock my socks off every time. Click HERE to see my girl throw it down.
Can I get a "hell yeah" for Brit's new video?


Thank you.

Now on to Five Question Friday! Thank you to Mama M. for hosting!

1. Have you worn the same outfit more than one day in a row?
If we are all being honest here, then the answer is yes. Who hasn't? I think that anyone who answers no to this question might be telling a little tale.

2. If you had to choose any LARGE city to live in, which would it be?
Well there are a few large cities that I have yet to see, like NY and LA. If I had to pick based on my experiences I think I would pick Dallas. I really love it here ;)

3. Fly or drive with the kids on vacation?
No kids. I hate riding in the car. I'm not even kidding when I tell you that I will fall asleep during a 30 minute car ride. I hate riding in the car so much that I just go to sleep. On the other hand I really like to fly. Hunter is totally opposite, he loves to drive places and "see the country". ha!

4. What is your idea of "spring cleaning"?
Well I am crazy when it comes to keeping a clean house so "spring cleaning" to me is going through closets and organizing everything.

5. What is the best book you have ever read?
I would have to say that the Twilight series books are the only books that I have ever read over and over again. Surprise, I know.

Much love,
Jess

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Night Owl

I'm not really a night person, actually I'm usually in bed by 9:00 PM. ha! I normally blog first thing in the morning, but I'm going to try this night blogging thing for a while. I just always feel kind of rushed in the mornings so we'll see if this works better for me.
So far this week has flown by! Yesterday and today were crazy busy at work. I feel like I am being pulled in 50 different directions and it's starting to get hard to keep everything in line. But I guess I will just have to push through and do the best I can right? right. I feel bad for even complaining a little about my job since there are so many people out there that don't have job. I'm sorry for those people and I really do love my job, but it frustrates me sometimes just like any other job out there.
Anyways, we had a good weekend, even though I'm a few days late posting. Friday night we went to Kirby's Steakhouse with Hunter's parents. It was sooo good. Kirby's is definitely one of my favorites. Saturday night we went to a birthday party and Sunday my parents took us to see the cirque du soleil show Ovo. It was awesome and a little freaky at the same time. There were some little acts that made me a little queasy. They way that those people bend themselves is c.r.a.z.y. ha!
Speaking of crazy. Did y'all see this?
Homegirl has lost her mind.

Much Love,
Jess

Friday, February 11, 2011

Five Question Friday!

I've been waiting for this day my whole life...well not really...but I have been waiting for this day since Monday! On to the fabulous 5QF questions brought to you by the one and only Mama M.!

1. Would you rather be on ABC's Extreme Home MakeOver or TLC's What not to Wear?
That's a tough one. I would love to be one either one. If you held a gun to my head and made me pick today, I would have to go with What Not to Wear since our house is currently on the market! ha!

2. Do you have any tattoos?
Sure do. I'm from the generation. You know, the one who views our bodies as blank canvases. Yeah, that one.

3. Do you tell your kids about things you did growing up?
Seeing as I have no kids at the moment, the simple answer is no. Will I tell my kids things about my life before them? hmmm...maybe when they are older. On second thought, I really don't like hearing about my Mama before she was Mama. Just kidding Mom, love you!

4. If the traffic signal turns yellow, do you stop or speed up?
I burn rubber baby! Bad.

5. What's your preference: chocolate or chips?
I have a totally uncontrollable sweet tooth. I can sniff out sweets within a mile radius. seriously, it's a problem.

Have a great weekend!
Jess

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Motivation

The fact that today is Thursday and I am one day away from Friday is pure motivation to not bang my head against my desk all day. The end

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snow Much Fun


Not really...it was not that fun at all. Stuck in the house for4 days with nothing to do! We had wind chills of 14 BELOW zero! What the What? I know that probably sounds warm to some of you in the North, but I live in Texas for a reason, and it's not to play in the snow! ha! And out of the three times that I did leave the house, I fell twice. The second time got me pretty good. ha! On Friday the sun showed up and the roads were looking a lot better. Hunter had to actually get out our broom and sweep the 6 inches of snow off of his car before we could leave. crazy.


While we were out we came across this...

There were about 20 cars pulled over on the side of the road letting their kids sled down this ginormous hill! It was hilarious to watch them. Of course we use the term "sled" very loosely here in the great state of Texas. There was everything from trash can lids all the way to inflatable pool toys. ha!

We spent the rest of the weekend out and about after our four days of being stuck inside. We were suffering from some major cabin fever. Yesterday I went to the gun range with my mom and dad...
it was so much fun! Have a great week!
Much Love,
Jess



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I won!

Yesterday I was awarded my very first blogger award and I couldn't be more excited!

Thank you A million times over to Shareena at Sherry Merry Go Round!
I feel so honored and I am smiling from ear to ear right now! Thanks for reading!
There are 4 duties to perform when you receive this award:


1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award!

2. Share 7 things about yourself:
I love just-from-the-dryer sheets
I was on the drill team in high school
I enjoy being around kids, they keep me feeling young ;)
I love getting my hair done, and pedicures, and massages! ha!
I dislike yard work
I love getting my car washed
I secretly wish I was the outdoorsy type


3. Award 15 recently discovered (by me anyway) great bloggers!

1. Mandy- Three Makes Five
6. Betsy- Betsy Maddox
9. Jaclyn- Sparkle Birds
11. Becky- The Branches
12. Melissa- This Life With You
13. Michelle- Wifey In Training
14. Jill- Woodsy Ivy
15. Rebecca- Only A Mama Knows

Thanks again for all the love!
Jess


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

HAPPY SNOW DAY!

STAY WARM!
MUCH LOVE,
JESS