Remembering Dixie Carter

I was so sad to hear the news that Dixie Carter passed away over the weekend. I have always been a huge fan of Designing Women, and I watched it every day on Lifetime in college as I got ready for class. I loved Dixie’s character, Julia Sugarbaker.


One of my favorite things about the character Julia was how she would always speak her mind and tell someone exactly what she thought about them. My favorite Julia moment was her "night the lights went out in Georgia" speech.

It is always sad when a show like that ends, but I was very excited when Dixie showed up on Wisteria Lane, playing Orson’s mother for several episodes of Desperate Housewives. I just read that she got an Emmy nomination for that role!

Dixie_CarterShe was a great actress, and she will definitely be missed!

Friday 5-Things That Make You Giggle, Smile…

Today on Beth’s Friday 5-Things that make you smile or giggle. It was hard to narrow this down to only five things, but here ya go!

1. Texting with my Momma! Our family has only been texting a couple of years, and we are definitely still learning. We text all day, and she randomly sends me goofy stuff. Example: “Number 11, chicken”. That is the menu number of my favorite meal at my favorite restaurant back home. This message was her way of letting me know she is eating there.

My Momma also has predictive text on her phone; however, she chooses to just use the first word that pops up. She also never uses capital letters, except for the first word, or punctuation. Examples:

  • “Pioneer woman grunn the view”. Translation: Pioneer Woman is on The View (I think)
  • “Anxious to ted dancing with the stars”. Translation: Anxious to see Dancing with the Stars
  • “Youre doing great with your clogging”. Translation: You’re doing great with your blogging
  • “None of them have been great stand nuts.” Translation: None of them have been great stand outs

Sometimes, I can’t translate them at all and have to ask her to repeat herself. We also text each other goofy quotes from whatever tv show we are watching, usually Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and American Idol.

  • “My diaper is awesome”
  • “I am a beautiful man flower”
  • “Take off my gauze paws”
  • “You want me to pretend like I’m not amazing? Because we both know that I am”

There are times when we hear a funny quote and are racing each other to be the one to send a message first! So much fun!

2. My bff’s boys! They are so precious and do and say the funniest stuff. In the pic below, we were taking pic for my birthday, and they wanted to wear our Mardis Gras masks! Adorable!

3. Finding my kitty in random places all over my apartment. This little guy can find the most random places to lay. I’ve even found him laying under the covers on my bed, his head on my pillow like he’s a human! Crazy! But he’s sweet!

4. Melissa Peterman. She is probably best know for playing Barbara Jean on “Reba”. She is one of the funniest people ever! I also follow her on Twitter, and she says some great stuff, like “Just had some amazing ribs! Awesome dry rub! I rubbed some on my arms it smelled so good!”. Love her!

5. Castle. I started watching Castle by accident. I was watching The Bachelor, and just left the tv on when it went off. Castle came on, and I have been hooked ever since! The character of Castle is always getting into things he shouldn’t and saying the funniest stuff. If you don’t watch it, you should!
These are a few of the things that make me giggle. What about you?

LTC Weekend Recap

This past weekend, my brother and I went with our “adoptive family” from church and a group of about 120 3rd-12th graders and their families to Dallas for the Leadership Training for Christ convention. At the convention, the kids participate in activities like drama, chorus, puppets, sign language, bible bowl, bible quiz, speech, and song leading. Pre-convention activites include short film, daily bible reading, art projects, service projects, and other activites. This year, I coached a 3rd & 4th grade drama team and helped with bible quiz. We had such a great time!

My drama team. We got a silver medal! I’m so proud of them!

They wanted to do silly faces! They’re so cute!

Me & Colby with our “adoptive family”

Me & Colby with the creepy statue in most of the hotel rooms! The years that I have gotten a room that had one, I’ve either put it on the floor or covered it up when I went to bed. Don’t want her watching me when I sleep!

Me & Colby. He took some interesting pictures over the weekend, so as soon as he emails them to me, I’ll post them.

LTC weekend is always so much fun! It’s so amazing to see a hotel full of 3000+ kids all gathered together to show what they’ve learned about God. Can’t wait for next year!

Disney Mean Girls

Today, while reading one of the blogs I follow, I found this video. It is a Mean Girls trailer using clips from Disney movies. Love it!

Top 2 Tuesday-Favorite Magazines!

Today’s Top 2 Tuesday over at The Undomestic Momma is favorite magazines! I looooove reading magazines, so it was a bit hard narrowing it down to only two. I could seriously give a long list! Here are my top two favorites (today)!

1. People Magazine

I love love love People Magazine! I have been reading for YEARS. Gotta love that celebrity gossip! In college I bought the magazine from the store every single week, so when I graduated, I broke down and got a subscription. Now, two years later, I still run to the mailbox every Thursday evening to see what’s going to be on the cover this week! I also check the website several times a day!

2. Glamour

I just started reading Glamour a couple of years ago, and I love it! I enjoy the celeb interviews, cute hair and clothes, and other girly stuff.
What are your favorites?

That Kind Of Day

“Stayed out about two hours too late
And now it’s hard getting out of this bed.
Man, my boyfriend was a pain in the butt last night
Now he’s an ache in my head
I stubbed my toe on the dresser
And I guess it’s too late to shower and do my hair

Throw a ballcap on
Half the day is gone
Nothin’ else can go wrong, whoa
Fifty bucks is all I got
When times are tough, it’s time to shop
And your credit card will buy a lot, whoa
What’s another bill to pay?
It’s that kind of day
Hey, hey, hey

Got twenty-six messages on my voicemail
And I’ve only called my best friend back
And I told her when it comes to my life these days
I’m somewhere between a cry and a laugh
She said my mom just called her
And said I look like I’ve gained five pounds

Slip into my fat jeans
Overdose on mint ice cream
Treat the day just like a dream, whoa
Hope I see someone I know
I’ll smile and put on a show
Say I’ve got somewhere to go, whoa
Everyone’s got something to say
It’s that kind of day
Hey, hey, hey

Standing still on the interstate
And I swear some old lady
Just flipped me the bird
Did she just flip me the bird?

It’s gotta go up from here
Today is gonna disappear
Nothin’s gonna interfere, whoa
Gonna buy myself some flowers
Then spend a couple hours
Talking to my higher power, whoa
And ask him why life’s this way
I’m gonna ask him why my life’s this way
There’s just no telling what he’s gonna say
It’s that kind of day”

“That Kind of Day”-Sarah Buxton

Anyone else had one of these days today?

Friday Night Fun

Last night, I went to Cuppies & Joe to watch my friend Talitha sing. She recorded a CD a couple of years ago, and she’s awesome. She’s got a fantastic voice, and she writes songs and plays guitar. Our friend Tracy and her husband Matt were also there. We are so excited that Talitha is getting her music out.

Me, Talitha, & Tracy-Love these girls!
We had so much fun getting to watch her sing, hang out, and catch up. It was a great night! Can’t wait for Talitha’s next show!

Friday 5-Guilty Pleasures

Friday Fives

Today’s Friday 5 over at Beth’s blog is Guilty Pleasures. Here are a few of mine!

1. Pop music

I love pop music! All I listened to from 7th through probably 10th grade was teenybopper pop music, what I refer to now as “The Good Stuff”. Y’all remember, right? Back when…

Justin had the fro…

Britney was that innocent…

Jessica & Nick weren’t Newlyweds and were the perfect couple…
And Lance dated girls.

*NSYNC was our obsession, but we also listened to stuff like Britney, Jessica, Mandy Moore, S Club 7, 98 Degrees, B*Witched (seriously), and Christina Aguilera. Those songs bring back so many memories of making up dances on Jessica’s trampoline and riding around in Jessica’s jeep with the top off holding the stereo (because she didn’t have a car CD player) singing *NSYNC at the top of our lungs. Yep, we thought we were cool. I have all of this stuff on my iPod, and I actually have a playlist of my favorites of these songs.

2. Soap Operas

I love ‘em! I’ve been watching The Young and The Restless since I was born, thanks to my Momma! It doesn’t get much better than watching Victor Newman destroy one of his enemies! My other favorite was cancelled ten years ago (*sniff sniff*), Sunset Beach. I absolutely loved it! I still miss it! I also watch The Bold and The Beautiful on my lunch breaks, and Days of our Lives when I can. Good stuff!

3. Mint chocolate chip ice cream

I looove mint chocolate chip ice cream! I actually ate it last week while watching the snow! :)

4. Magazines
I read a lot of magazines! People is my favorite, but I also read Glamour and Elle, and sometimes Allure, Vogue, In Style, and Country Weekly.

5. Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I am not a coffee drinker, but I was introduced to Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate by a roommate in college, and it’s amazing! I drink lots of it in the fall/winter, and occasionally in the spring! If you haven’t tried it, you must!

10 Tracks I’m Loving Now

Here are a few of the songs playing on my iPod right now!

“Little White Church”-Little Big Town
These guys are so awesome! They have been one of my favorites for a long time, and I’m so excited that they have new music out! The song is so fun, and I can’t wait for the album to drop this summer!
“Speechless”-Lady Gaga
I really hate to admit it, but I really like this girl’s music! I heard this song for the first time when she performed it at the Grammy’s with Elton John (love him!). I downloaded the song a couple of weeks ago, and I love love love it! The live Grammy version is awesome too! That one will have you randomly yelling “Take my picture, Hollywood. I wanna be a star!” :)
Album: The Fame Monster
“American Honey”-Lady Antebellum
I just love these guys! This song is cute and fun and summery, and I love it!
Album: Need You Now
“Outside My Window”-Sarah Buxton
I just made this song my ringtone on my phone this week. It’s so fun and happy! Sarah is a great writer, and I’m so excited her album is finally out!
Album: Sarah Buxton
“Little House”-Amanda Seyfried
I loved Amanda in Mamma Mia, and I think she has a fantastic voice! She sang this in the movie Dear John, and even though I wasn’t crazy about the movie, I really liked the song!
Album: Dear John Soundtrack
“Giddy On Up”-Laura Bell Bundy
Love this song! One of my favorites to sing in the car! Laura originated the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde on Broadway, and I love the soundtrack from the show. She’s gone country now, and I can’t wait for her album to drop in a few weeks!
“Today Was a Fairytale”-Taylor Swift
It’s Taylor. It’s a fairytale song. What more can I say? Love it!
Album: Valentine’s Day Soundtrack
“I Need You”-Steel Magnolia
On my last Top 10 Tracks blog, I talked about their single “Keep On Lovin’ You” and about how much I wanted new music from them. Just a couple weeks ago, they released a few songs online. This song is their live cover of Tim & Faith’s “I Need You” that I’m assuming they performed on Can You Duet. The more I hear from them, the more I wish I’d seen them on the show. This song is so good. They changed up the arrangement just enough that it didn’t sound like a copycat performance. I just love them!
“The World Is Ours Tonight”-Gloriana
This song was featured on the sountrack for the Olympics. I’m loving it!
“This Is My Son”-Cherryholmes
My mom , my Mom-mom, and I saw these guys perform at the Grand Ole Opry when we were in Nashville over the summer. I’d never heard of them, but I loved this song. It’s from the point of view of a mother whose son has gone off to war. She is singing about sending her son off to fight for people who don’t know him, and about how she understands God’s sacrifice by sending His only son to die for us. Definitely have a box of kleenexes handy when listening to this for the first time.
As always, I hope you check out the songs that you haven’t heard, and I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments!