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Bathroom Decor

I'm still working on my bathroom.  This is what I had intended to blog about earlier this week before my schedule went all haywire. 

When I went to Canton Trade Days last month, I bought something to sit on the ledge by my bathtub.  I actually bought it at a store, not at the trade days.  Then I lived with it for almost a month and decided that it wasn't right.  I had to return within 30 days of the purchase, so I had to run to Canton last weekend.  I was super sad because the Trade Days weren't until this weekend, but what could I do. 

Here is a photo I took in store...
The little statue guy was what I was returning.  The lantern was what I purchased instead.
Here it is in my bathroom (it still needs more candles)...


I think that the very large scale is just what that spot needed to balance out a larger window and my huge tub.

I also bought a new basket (at Hobby Lobby).  I think that the gray tones look good with my newly painted  bathroom vanity. 

I'm hoping to get…

I'm Here!

I'm here!  Call off the search party.  I'm still alive! 

Gosh, it's been over a week since I blogged.  I intended to blog yesterday, but woke up to a pup with an eye infection.  I called our vet in Wichita Falls and asked if this was something he could call in a prescription for or if he needed to see her, and turns out he needed to see her.  We headed out after I was done with class and then...

271 miles...

3/4 a tank of gas...

and 6 hours later,

...we were back home with medicine to make my poor pup feel better.

I know that people thing I'm insane for hauling a dog all that way to see a vet, when there is a vet on every corner here in the metroplex, but there are compelling reasons for doing so.  Most of all, there is not a vet here who cares as much about Lola as our vet in Wichita Falls does.  He saw her at her worst, and he saved her from the brink of death.  Now, he wants to keep her from becoming insulin dependant, and that is my top priority too. 

I knew tha…

I can't help myself...

Yesterday, Jennifer and I set out to try and locate some 2012 calendars.  We've had basically the same kind of calendar since 2005.  They have varied in size & colors (based on what we could find), but have basically been the same.  No, we don't use electronic calendars.  We're the Flintstones around here, okay? 

Anyway, I just cannot bring myself to use a different type of calendar.  I cannot stand change.  I am the girl that has had the same checking account since 1988, in case you needed more proof of my dislike of change.  All of those problems were solved when I finally discovered that Barnes & Noble is carrying our calendars now (yea!), but not before we just happened to be over by Nordstrom Rack and decided to take a calendar-search detour and "pop" in. 

We both have some great finds.  I'm really starting to love the Nordstrom Rack, and it honestly seems like everything I like is $25 or less.  I think that being able to identify the brands yo…

Emmy Fashion

I know, I'm a day late and a dollar short.  I promised a fashion wrap-up of the Emmy's for yesterday...so this is my day late.  My dollar short is that I was disappointed about the fashion...wah, wah, waah.

I found some great dresses to hate...


Love her, hate her dress... yuck she is 13!
I like this one okay... pretty... like all the black sparkly... pretty...
I like this, but I think Christina Hendricks looks so pretty in anything...
Sadly, no dresses I LOVE!

TV Time!

A couple of shows returned last week, but this week is definitely premier week for most of my favorite shows.  Of course, this tv week kicks off tonight with the Emmy Awards.  You know how I love an award show!  Tonight I'm pulling for big wins for two of my favorite shows...Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey. 


I'm also pulling for some fabulous fashions (stay tuned, you know a recap of the fashion is coming).

But back to the TV Shows.  I think that for the first time this year, I'm not going to add one single new show.  Maybe I will, but I don't plan to.  I watch enough as it is, and I'm still mad over the cancellation of serveral shows I liked including Brothers & Sisters (though thankfully SoapNet is starting re-runs on Monday).

Here's what is on my DVR line-up...

Mondays:  House (Fox), Gossip Girl (CW) & Castle (ABC)

Tuesdays: NCIS (CBS), Parenthood (NBC) & 90210 (CW)

Wednesdays: Modern Family (ABC)

Thursdays: The Office (NBC), Grey's Anato…

I Love Curly Girl Designs

Have y'all seen Curly Girl Designs?  I love them.  I see them at little gift shops here and there.  Today, I saw a new "CGD saying" that I hadn't seen before.  It joined the list of ones that speak to me...

Here are some of the others that I love (with my narration on why I love them)...
I kinda think this is true, but definitely not without a cape (pink) and tiara.
I have the saying on a magnet that isn't attached to the "Happy Birthday" theme, but this was a napkin.  What a great thing to say to a person on their birthday!
I substitute pedicure in my head when I see this.  I have the magnet and I love this saying & picture.  Picture me as the curly haired girl and Lola as the white dog.
Wholeheartedly agree!
Watch out for a girl with knowledge, determination and cute pair of shoes!
So true!
Makes me cry every time I see this.

Yes!  Exactly!  I swear I even love Bahama Bucks snowcones better than everyone's because they put little umbrellas in your sno…

Happenings

I've had a pretty boring week.  Work-Got someone out of jail.  School-Gave a couple of lectures on Federalism, one on the Executive Branch & gave a couple of exams.  Exciting stuff, I tell you.  Our firm got randomly audited by the Texas Workforce Commission.  No many how many times they tell you it's only a random audit, you still panic a lot little. 

The real highlight of my week is today's hair appointment.  I needed it.  BAD.  My hair was just plain awful people.  As much as I love the end result, I hate the 3 hour appointment.  If only they could figure out how I could nap during the process...

I had decided that I wanted to change up my color a little.  I was a little bored.  I found this pic on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago and pinned it... Source: google.com via Kara on Pinterest
So today, when my hair lady said, "What do you want?", instead of hemming and hawing, I busted out the pinterest app on my phone and showed her this photo.  Another reason t…

10 years later

Can you believe that 9/11 was 10 years ago today?  I'm sure you remember right where you were when you heard the horrible news.

I had taken the BAR in July and was waiting until November on the results.  I was substitute teaching in Nocona during that time.  I had taken over for a teacher on maternity leave and was teaching 6th, 7th & 8th grade Math and P.E.  Lord help those kids that had me teaching them Math for 6 weeks, but that's another story for another day, and just note that I pray on a regular basis that I didn't impair their education too much. 

Anyway, I had no 1st period class, but I had to be there anyway.  So I would get to school at 8:00 and watch The Today Show.  I was watching and they cut from the normally time-delayed program to live feed and reported a plane had struck the first tower.  Of course, a few minutes later, I watched live on TV as the next plan struck the second tower.  I'll never forget how I couldn't believe what my eyes had se…