Weekend Wrap-up

This weekend was super, super busy! Friday evening, I went out to dinner with my brother. We had good food, and it was awesome to get to hang out and catch up!

Saturday afternoon, Teddie and I went to a Mary Kay party hosted by our friend Lacey. We hadn’t seen her in about two years, so we had such a great time playing with make-up and having girl talk. We intended to take pictures before we left, but totally forgot! :(

Sunday evening was Senior Night at church. Brandon, my “adoptive brother”, is graduating this year, and he got to participate in the senior night activities.

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100_2001  The LTC seniors signing the four parts of “The Greatest Commands”. I almost cried when they did it at LTC convention, and I almost cried again last night!

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I also got to wear my adorable new shoes last night! Love them! :)

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Channeling Pioneer Woman

I’m about to do three posts in one night, so brace yourselves! A couple of weeks ago, I tried a new recipe that I saw on tv. The Food Network has a show called Five Ingredient Fix, and there are some really yummy recipes on there. I tried the whole wheat penne with turkey and asparagus. I substituted chicken for the turkey. It was really good and pretty too!

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Jack came over and sweetly begged for a bite!

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I was feeling a bit like Pioneer Woman, so I decided to make some mini chocolate chip muffins!

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My brother decided he was hungry, so he came over. He didn’t like the pasta so much, but Jack enjoyed having him over!

100_1995 If you’re interested in the recipe, you can find it here.

Hope you’re all having a good week! Stay tuned for my weekend recap!

Friday 5-Favorite Restaurants!

It’s time for Friday 5! Today’s topic is favorite restaurants! My family has always enjoyed eating out, so it was kinda hard to narrow it down to only five!

1. Ta Molly’s Mexican Restaurant

I love love LOVE this place! It is definitely my all-time favorite restaurant! I love me some Mexican food, and this is the best! Every time I go home to my parents’ house, I try to head down to Paris, Texas to eat here. The have the best chicken quesadillas, queso, chips, and salsa in the world! I seriously could go on all day about how amazing this place is!

2. Molina’s Mexican Restaurant

I don’t have a picture of this one, but this is a restaurant in my hometown. Pretty much since it opened, my family has been going there for Sunday lunch after church EVERY Sunday! We’ve been going so much that our favorite waitress Amanda knows most of our food orders and usually has our drinks sitting on a table before we even get there! She takes good care of us and we love her!

3. Olive Garden
Love this place! The best Italian food ever! When Jessica comes up to visit, we always try to squeeze in a trip. I love the ravioli, fettuccine, lasagna, chicken parmigiana, and especially the chocolate lasagna! Good stuff!

4. McAlister’s Deli

Love this place too! It is very near my college, so we spent a lot of time there studying and hanging out. Their paninis and soups are amazing! They are very well known for their ice tea. I don’t drink tea, but everyone says it’s the best!

5. Magel’s Grill

This is another one of my Paris, Texas favorites! It started out as a teeny-tiny restaurant in the old downtown square area of Paris, but became so popular that they had to move to a bigger location! They have great sandwiches, salads, pastas, and lots of other good stuff! They have good desserts too! Jess would get me for mentioning Magel’s without talking about their Godiva chocolate cheesecake! It will change your life!

Head on over to Beth’s blog to play along! Also, my Momma is playing this week! Go check out her picks!

Wishful Wednesday!

Today’s Wishful Wednesday is “I wish I could be a Glee character for an episode and it would be…

I am fairly new to the ‘Glee world’ and have only watched a few episodes, but I LOOOOOVE it! I’ve always said that I wish life was like a musical with everyone bursting into song at the same time and everyone knows the words and everyone knows the choreography! Living in a world like that would be awesome. Based on the few episodes I’ve seen, if I could be a character, I would pick Rachel!

Yes, she is a perfectionist and a bit of a diva, but the girl can SING! I have zero talent in the singing department, so having a voice like that, even for a day, would be amazing! Plus, we all know that she and Finn are going to be together in the end!

If you could be a Glee character for a day, who would you choose? Head on over to Kelsey’s blog and play along!

Top 2 Tuesday!

Today’s Top 2 Tuesday is favorite items under $15!

1. Sonic Dr. Pepper

I very rarely go a day without one of these! Some days it’s plain, some day’s I’ll do vanilla, and some days I’ll do cherry vanilla! I have a vanilla one sitting on my desk right now! Good stuff!
2. Old Navy flip flops

I have a pair in nearly every color, and I wear them nearly every day from April to October! They are amazing and so cheap! I had a pair break over the weekend so I’m going to have to replace it this weekend! Can’t wait! :)

What are your favorite items under $15? Head over to The Undomestic Momma and play along!

2010 ACMs Best & Worst Dressed

I absolutely loooove awards shows, especially when it is for country music! The Academy of Country Music awards are always great, and last night pretty awesome. So excited for Carrie Underwood winning Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row! She is the only female ever to win twice!Along with great awards, there were also some great dresses! Here are a few of my favorites!

As always, gotta love my girl Carrie!

She wore this when she sang “Temporary Home”. I would looove to wear this dress!

Laura Bell Bundy

Lindsey Vonn

Miranda Lambert-She is usually not one of my favorites when it comes to dresses, but she looked really pretty last night!

Taylor Swift

All of these were great, but my pick for best dressed is…

Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum!

Loved this dress! The color is so pretty and she looked awesome! So excited for all of Lady A’s wins too!

Now, on to the worst dressed.

Gretchen Wilson

Seriously? She can’t even put on a dress for something like the ACMs?

Faith Hill

She is so gorgeous, so why would she pick something like this? Not great!

And, my choice for worst dressed is…

Nicole Kidman

Seriously, Nicole? Seriously? I just don’t get it. She is so gorgeous, but every time she attends an awards show with Keith, she looks hideous.

One last picture for all you ladies!
Eddie Cibrian

Yes, I know he’s a cheater and a homewrecker, but you can’t deny how gorgeous he his! I know Jessica agrees with me!

Anyone else watch the show last night? Who are your picks for best and worst dressed?

Favorite Fridays-Guilty Pleasure Snack

I am still trying to figure out a Friday 5 post, but I thought I would play along today on Jen’s Favorite Fridays! Today’s topic is guilty pleasure snack!


I love love LOVE dark chocolate M&Ms! They are my absolute favorite snack! I love eating them when I watch movies. My friend Joyce keeps a jar of them in her kitchen, and when we watch movies, we put the jar between us. It’s usually gone by the end of the movie!

What is your favorite snack food?

Five Dollar…Five Dollar Footlong

Now that you’ve all got that song stuck in your head, I have to tell you about what I witnessed today. On my way home for lunch, I stopped by Subway. I watched the most awkward and hilarious exchange between a Subway worker and a customer.


There were three people behind the counter, two people ahead of me, at least two people behind this particular customer, and 8-10 people sitting down eating, so quite a few people witnessed this incident.

We’ll call these two people Subway Guy and Crazy Woman. Subway Guy was probably college age. Crazy Woman was early 60s. Crazy Woman came in to order a sandwich for someone else, and had the order written on a piece of paper. The conversation went like this.

Subway Guy: “What can I get for you?”

Crazy Woman: “I’d like a five dollar footlong on Italian herb and cheese bread.”

Subway Guy gets the bread, cuts it, and waits for Crazy Woman to tell what she wants on it. Crazy Woman stares at Subway Guy.

Subway Guy: “What would you like on your sandwich?”

Crazy Woman: “I said I want a five dollar footlong.”

SG: “Which one do you want?”

CW (looking at him like he’s dumb): “What’s the difference?”

SG (trying not to laugh): “We have eight different kinds.”

CW: “Oh.”

She looked at the sign that had the different $5 footlongs for awhile.

CW: “I guess she wanted the spicy Italian one.”

SG: “Ok.”

He starts making the sandwich.

CW: “Well, she said she wanted tuna.”

SG stops.

SG: “So, you want a five dollar footlong tuna sandwich.”

CW: “Yeah, I guess that’s it.”

As he finished the sandwich, she continued to shake her head and look disgusted at him, like it was his fault that she had no idea what she was doing. I felt bad for the guy, but he seemed to think it was pretty funny. After that exchange, the next girl in line ordered a “meatball marina” sandwich! I think I need to go to Subway more often! :)

Top 2 Tuesday-Beauty Secrets

I am going out of town for work tomorrow, so I decided to go ahead and post my Top 2 Tuesday tonight! Top 2 Tuesday at the Undomestic Momma is Beauty Secrets. I am definitely not the person to be giving advice on beauty, but I do have two things that I really love.

1. Zero Frizz Corrective Hair Serum

My hair has always been a bit frizzy, and this stuff helps it soooo much! I’ve used several different brands, but this one seems to work the best!

2. Mary Kay Mascara

I love Mary Kay’s mascara! It doesn’t clump and makes your lashes look really good!

What are your beauty secrets?