Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast

On Friday, I went to Stella's school at lunch with my mom and sister for her Thanksgiving Feast. They sang some songs and showed off their Thanksgiving decorations. Then we went to the main area where they had banquet tables set up with place mats for each tiny and the people that came with them. It was some yummy, home-cooked food... and Stella was so proud to show off her school! Did you notice the rockin' tie dyed, beaded, feathered, and fringed Thanksgiving tee she made?? That's my girl.... always a trendsetter! Well, we are off to Hot Springs to continue the Thanksgivingus Festivus Rediculous! I don't even know what that is but I always start out thinking... "I could eat this food every day!" and by the end of it all, it's more like "I better not see another f***ing piece of turkey again for another year or i'll ...!!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New York City!

Posing with Orlando Pita!

Making a long haircut look short

A group of Prop. 9 protesters on the street... there were hundreds of them!

Some "queens" at a bar called Lips we stopped at for a drink... They performed for us even though there was no one in there. Hilarious!

Times Square

Hotel Gansevoort Rooftop bar

Dinner at the Spice Market

I just got back from New York City last night. I went with Misty, Lisa, Deborah, and Tanner for a once-in-a-lifetime Master Styling Class with Orlando Pita at Butterfly Studio on 5th Avenue. We couldn't believe we were invited! There were only 10 or so in the whole class... it was amazing. Orlando was very cool and he gave us a lot of his secrets. He cracked us up with stories of Gwenyth scared of getting her hair cut to styling Amy Winehouse for a Vogue shoot while she was... incapacitated! He said she had worn her hairpieces for three weeks straight and didn't wash her hair. Yuck! We got to do some hands-on with real models as well. The rest of our trip was lots of yummy food and shopping. The first night we went to Spice Market, then we went to the Hotel Gansevoort rooftop, Chloe 81 and another bar down the street. The next day we went sightseeing and shopping all day and ate at the Waverly Inn. The food was so wonderful, and the atmosphere was incredible. That night we went to a little hole in the wall bar and then a place called Room Service where we had bottle service. The next day was class, so afterward we went to Gramercy Tavern... my favorite meal of the trip. It was a five course menu and it was the best experience. No one could decide which restaurant was the best! I had the best time ever, but was so glad to come home. I missed my family!! Home, sweet Home!! xoxo

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fast Lanes

We went to Rogers on Sunday to check out the new Fast Lanes. We were thinking it would be for older kids but we ended up getting Stella some little bowling shoes and playing a game. Is that what it's called? Anyway, it was cute and she was over it after one round. We rounded out the day with a little Cold Stone.... YUM! I love family days :)

Sunday, November 9, 2008


We went out to the Mulberry River last weekend to check out Rocktoberfest, an annual (redneck) festival where everyone brings their rock crawling jeeps and trucks and shows them off. Naturally, I didn't want to go... flea markets were calling my name. But we went out there and ended up having a lot of fun! Stella LOVED the big trucks, and we got to do a little off-roading ourselves. Not too bad for a city girl!!!


Sunday, November 2, 2008


Taylor hand carved these pumpkins!
trick-or-treating and enjoying the treats

tutus don't fit well in carseats!

Anya and Stella at Tim's after trick-or treating on the square

"Bill and Sookie Stackhouse" haha


We had a really big day on Friday. We ended up wearing the bumblebee costume all day because Stella decided she didn't feel like being a cheerleader... and what the Queen wants, the Queen gets! I took her to school that morning for a Halloween party. All the kids and the teachers dressed up and they painted pumpkins, frosted cookies and played in a blow up jump zone thing. Then, after a nap, I took her to the square to trick or treat, where we met up with Addie and Anya (who was a flower girl after throwing a fit about the Princess Leia costume) and Loryn and Olivia (who was a pumpkin). It was so crowded so we skirted around the edges and then went to Tim's pizza. After that, we went to my parents' house in Rogers, where we met Taylor's parents. We trick-or-treated there and then had chili and answered the door to the other little ghouls and goblins in the neighborhood. It was so funny! Taylor and I were Bill (a vampire) and Sookie from the HBO show True Blood. We love the show, and it was all I could do to get Taylor in any type of costume at all. I think we turned out pretty good! Stella was exhausted from coming down off of her sugar rush and slept late the next day!