Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween in the burbs...

When you grow up in rural Louisiana, trick or treating usually means getting in your parents car, driving to both sets of grandparents' houses, sometimes rating a gift vs candy and then returning home just praying at least one person will ring your doorbell for candy.  Okay, so maybe this wasn't the case for everyone but this was my reality.

Fortunately for Jane this is not what her father, TBW, thinks of when he prepares for Halloween.  Tonight the talented Mr. TBW free handed some pretty frightful looking jack-o-lanterns and lit them up for all the neighborhood to see.

As for costumes, Jane has decided to go as Barbie.  This is simply code for getting to dress up in a hot pink dress that is frankly a hot mess and accessorizing like there's no tomorrow.  As for TBW, he'll be   going as Ken of course.  And while these two are out hitting the streets, I'll be entertaining back home all those that care to stop by for a treat.  

A trick would require far too much preparation.

Have a safe Halloween, all!

one last shot of the happy Halloween duo!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It was a great was a super waaaay

To spend some time together.  For those of you unfamiliar with the viewing preferences of 3 and 4 year olds, the title is reference to a song sang on one of Jane's favorite shows,  The Fresh Beats Band.  Just think Kids Incorporated from the 80's and you're getting there.

So this weekend was spent with family in a place close to my heart, Oxford, Mississippi.  It was great.  Weather beautiful, town abuzz with football fanfare and the Ole Miss campus was just stunning.  The campus has changed a lot since TBW and I attended 15 years ago but the spirit is all the same. Cliche I know but felt like coming home.

I will now proceed to bore you with pics. In addition to the fam, pictured is also one of my dearest friends, Kerry who if I hadn't shared my Ole Miss experience with, the time wouldn't have been filled with nearly as much fun or laughter.  Kerry is now what we call, faculty.  He's smart like that.

As for my Rebels, we're just chalking this up to a rebuilding year.  Let's just say I'm happy not to be the wife of Houston Nutt.  Being the coach is tough but being the wife that loves the coach, painful.  Routing for you Ole Miss football, Hotty Toddy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

To Footloose or not to Footloose, that is the question.

Original recipe:

or Extra Spicy......

Janet, I'll wait for your cue on this.  I'm sure the opening weekend will provide enough feedback to decide if this is a "must" or a "must not".

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Starbucks has got my back.....

We're a Starbucks family.

Part of TBW's routine is to stop by Starbucks in the evenings for his grande Americano in a vente cup, double cupped, 5 splendas, extra half and half and my tall Mocha Frappuchino light.  (Please note the complexity and simplicity of these orders.  I think this is telling.) Well, the last two nights I've requested a Chai Tea Latte  and apparently, Starbucks is becoming a little suspicious. Evidently no one's actually said anything but TBW has noted the hesitation with the order.  I'll probably do a drive thru latte order tomorrow just to reassure the SB crew that the Jacquins are fine. Seriously, no worries necessary until he stops ordering the second drink all together. That's a true sign of trouble.

Thanks Jason and crew for having my back but don't worry, that latte's for me.  : )

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I'm mixing things up.....

And by "things" I'm talking about the look of the blog.  I felt like I'd been gone so long that it was time to update things.  It's been about a year since I started this journal and truthfully even though I haven't posted in a while there's something about knowing it's still there that's comforting.  Is that weird?  Blog=Comfort?

Either way, I hope I can get back to this more regularly.  There are things going on around her that sometimes get me a little frazzled.  So many projects I want to accomplish and between time and budget, very few are getting done. I keep moving the same two rugs around the house hoping I'll get inspired to give them a permanent home only to move them again a week later.  That's a true story.

On a side note, is anyone else finding the J Lo/FIAT commercial a little hard to follow?   I mean, she looks great, don't get me wrong but I think the connection between the two is reaching.....AT BEST! Check it out here to decide for yourself.

Things coming in future blogs....we're getting a new cabinet made for our downstairs bathroom, I've gotten rid of the green sofa and wait till you see the replacement and I've made use of some natural goodies to spruce up the house for fall as well as an apple cake recipe I've now made twice and easily consumed 75% of between the TWO. I'm not proud of it, okay.

Have a great week everyone and by "everyone" I mean those I send these posts to automatically. No permission asked. Thanks...; )