Monday, January 30, 2012

Fun Weekend--Finally!!

I have discovered the greatest candy ever. These little Valentine sour candy hearts are so so so so good!!! They're tart, and tangy, and sour and delicious. I've never seen these before but they have them at the candy store at the mall and I randomly picked them to put in my sack and YUM-O. I'm going to stock up so I never run out. I love candy!!Girls night on Friday was so much fun. Like always. We gathered together at Jaclyns and all of us brought appetizers for dinner. I was in the mood to go with a skewer theme so I did kebabs of all kinds. I had some leftovers which have made for super yummy snacks over the weekend! We spent the evening chatting, wining, dining, and watching many YouTube videos.
Per usual, Scott and I slept in Saturday and lounged in our PJ's through lunch. I convinced Scott to not work and spend the day with me instead! We decided to go to Fayetteville. I really wanted to visit Savoir Faire so that was our first stop. I got two super cute little dresses. It always makes me laugh when I go to a womens boutique on a Saturday. There were tons of ladies shopping in Savoir Faire along with the boyfriends/husbands all huddled in the same spot keeping themselves entertained with their iPhone. I don't know why that makes me chuckle but it always does.

After making our typical Fayetteville rounds we headed back up to quickly get ready to spend an evening out with friends. Scotts friend, Trey, invited us to go bowling with him and his fiancee, Elyse, and a few other couples. We grabbed some pizza then went to Fast Lanes and had a blast!! I love going there. We rode go-carts and bowled and it was so much fun! I met a few new couples and they were so great and nice and I would love to get together with them again. It was just so nice to be out of the house and in the company of friends all weekend long. Seriously, best weekend I've had in I don't know how long. Scott kept going on and on about how much fun he was having. Yeah life's really cool when you don't have to work 24/7!! Of course I felt really sorry for my little doodlebug because she was basically home by herself all day long on Saturday. I always feel so guilty when I do that which is why I never do that. Saturday was a bit of exception although I was a nervous wreck all day. I'm just always so worried, given her age, to leave her by herself for too long. I made it up to her by giving her a Mini Busy Bone while we watched the SAG Awards. This was Holly's 5th Mini Busy Bone (her all-time favorite treat) and she is totally a pro now. It normally takes her 2 hours to tackle it but she over excitedly grabbed it out of my hand and went after that thing and finished it in an hour!!! She can be so rude while chewing it though. I can't even say "Holly is that tasting SOOOO good to you???!!!!" without her responding with a growl that says "Stay away it's mine and I'm not sharing." So rude. She got in trouble for that behavior one time. I grounded her from the Mini Busy Bone for 15 minutes. I don't care how old she is, it's not acceptable to growl at someone for simply asking if they're enjoying their food. She was super sad to be grounded and very, very sorry. The Mini Busy Bone must taste ridiculously good.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Awards & BFF's

My little buddy won the Outstanding Citizenship award at school today!! I'm so proud of him even though I'm not quite sure what it means. Haha!

Tonight I'm gathering with these girls...
....and we're going to have a grand ol' time. Just like we always do. Girls nights are a necessity and I'm so grateful I have such an amazing group of ladies to call my best friends! Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Do you think SaraLee would mind if I took Scott's computer and threw it as far as I could? I'm so stinking tired of looking at that stupid thing. We're going on 4 straight months of 80 hour work weeks and I am totally over it. Scott sits in the same dining room chair every night while working. The other night a little bit of our floor broke where that chair is and I'm totally not kidding. I love this little one so much. I find myself very emotional these days about her. I have a moment every day where I look at her and think "gosh I'm going to miss not getting to look at that cute face one day." I'll miss giving her kisses and getting her kisses. The way she looks at me when she wants a treat. Her "I love carpet" dance after getting a bath. The way she perfectly curls up in my curve at night. All the water dripping from her face after she gets a drink. How she runs away and hides from me when I tell her she stinks. Taking naps together. Hearing her little feet on the hardwood. Licking her lips when I say a yummy treat word she knows. How she stands in the kitchen the entire time I'm cooking. That she sneezes to get my attention instead of barking like most dogs would. How excited she gets to get the mail. The way she pays so closely attention to me when I'm talking to her. And how she always knows she gets a treat when we go to the bank. Or simply watching her take a snooze. Plus a zillion other things!! My time with her is so limited and it breaks my heart. If I let myself think about it too much I'll just ball my eyes out. I try to tell myself that I can't control it and to just savor every moment I have with her and not worry about the (near) future. Holly has captured my heart in a way that nobody else has or ever could. I will be absolutely heartbroken when my life doesn't have her in it anymore. Okay let's stop talking about it before I make a mess of myself.
Holly got a Mini Busy Bone yesterday and just take a look at how messy she made herself while eating it!! All over her paws, her face, and the blanket which is precisely why I made sure I put one down before giving it to her. She just LOVES the Busy Bone.
What she doesn't love? Getting her picture taken 46 times a day. Look at her giving me 'the look.' She's like, Kara I am SO over having my picture taken today!! She's so funny. Sometimes she doesn't mind but sometimes I pull my phone out and hold it up to take a photo and she'll totally turn her head and won't even look when I ask her if she wants a treat! She's crazy!! I love it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Our Three Year Anniversay Date

Scott and I celebrated our three year wedding anniversary yesterday with a nice bottle of champagne and a lovely dinner. We always drink Vueve on our anniversary. Scott had a bottle waiting for us in our wedding night suite and every since we've just made it a tradition to splurge on it! We only have it once a year so I always really enjoy drinking it.
We decided to try out a new (for us) restaurant in Bentonville called the Petit Bistro. I've 'liked' them on Facebook for quite some time and the photos they post of their cuisine always look divine. Since it was our anniversary we wanted to go somewhere we hadn't been before to help make the evening feel really special. I'm so glad we choose to go there because we loved it! The atmosphere was so neat (very Napa like) and the food was incredible. We got Grilled Brie for an appetizer and I believe I could eat it every day for the rest of my life and never grow tired of it. I got a filet and Scott got a ribeye. I left stuffed but satisfied! We will definitely go back and I encourage everyone to try it out! I've heard their outdoor space is so amazing so when we get great weather I can't wait to try it out! The food is just as good as it looks! I'm so excited we've found a new place to eat especially since it's in Bentonville. It seems like all of the good restaurants go to Fayetteville. Petit Bistro is definitely a new favorite!
After dinner I was so tired. I attempted to stay awake for a little bit but couldn't keep my eyes open so I got in bed at 10 and slept like a little baby! It was so amazing since, as you all know, I suffer from insomnia. However, the good nights rest caused me to wake up super early today. After laying in bed about 45 minutes I made the decision to put on my workout gear and hit the 6am. After a good workout on the elliptical and a few pushups and situps, I grabbed a breakfast sandwich at Panera for Scott (since Panera is in my gym's parking lot) ran by Walmart quickly to grab a few groceries then made it home in plenty of time to enjoy the morning with my sweet husband before he left for work.

I LOVED waking up that early (energized) and getting stuff accomplished. I wish I always felt that good in the morning and that became my daily routine. It made me feel so good about myself today. I actually talked to my doctor about my insomnia and he's given me some medicine to take for two weeks and he said my body should get on a good sleep pattern after that. I also learned after talking to him that insomnia is hereditary. Thanks Mom and Grammy!! I haven't taken the medicine yet but hopefully it works.
Holly is begging me for a treat (what's new) and I need to catch up on Dance Mom's. Until then...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Three Years

Three years ago today I married my best friend and soul mate. The day was perfect in every way. It was emotional and surreal and full of fun and laughter. I hope that the day will always stay as fresh in my mind as it is now. I want to always remember as many details and moments about it as possible. The ceremony was sweet and beautiful and the reception was one big party!! If I could go back and relieve the entire day all over again I would many, many times! It truly was one of the best days of my entire life.I love Scott just as much today as I did three years ago. It's really interesting to watch our relationship grow over time. I feel like we're very grown up. We depend on each other more than anyone else. We're best friends. He takes care of me, and I take care of him. We're exactly where I thought we would be after 3 years of marriage. I love this time in our lives where it's just us and we can come and go and do as we please. While I can't wait to have babies and watch Scott be an amazing father, getting to have this time where our family is just us two is so special to me.
I am so lucky that God blessed me with such an amazing husband. He's got such a sweet and kind heart. That's what I love the most about him....his sweet spirit. He's so patient. He makes me laugh and I can tell just by the way he looks at much how much he loves me. I don't know what I would do without him. Even if we have our ups and downs, I never look at him and wish he wasn't mine. We've grown so much in just these three years and I can't wait to see what the next three bring us.
No matter how many years have gone by I don't think I'll ever get tired of watching my wedding video. I definitely plan on watching the whole thing tonight with my husband, of three years, and a nice glass of champagne. Here's the highlights for any of you who may not have seen them before!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Something strange has been happening to me with my contacts the last few months. My eyes get really irritated if I leave them in too long. I've been wearing contacts for about 10 years now. I've always been really bad about never taking them out and waiting way longer than the 2 weeks allotted before changing them. I'm always very honest about that with my doctor and I always get a little scolded but my eyesight hasn't changed the whole decade I've been wearing contacts so I've always been pretty blasé about it. Plus, contacts are expensive! I started noticing my eyes getting irritated in the summer and I asked my doctor about it. He said it doesn't look like anything is wrong. I figured out a solution though. My eyes don't itch and water if I take my contacts out every night and I try to have 1 day a week where I only wear my glasses. It's annoying but I guess it's for the best. I've always felt guilty that I neglected my eyes. Now I'm forced to be good to them!!

Now that I'm finished with that exciting story I'll move on to another. Our weekend was really great! It was so nice to have Scott all to myself. We stayed in Friday night and watched a movie. We had a super lazy day Saturday then had a nice meal out at Basils. When we got home at 9:30 Scott went to bed. He has been in major need of sleep and I hope he got caught up this weekend. Sunday morning was one of those where everything was crazy. We left our house for church 4 minutes after the service had already started!! By the time we made it, it was 25 after. I decided we should maybe skip out. I felt bad but we were just so late. We didn't go to church last week either. I set my alarm but decided Scott really needed the sleep so I didn't wake him up. Maybe next week we can actually make it!! I always feel so bad when I don't go.

Finally, Holly never wants to go outside but she stood by the front door looking at me for a really long time. I took the hint so we enjoyed some fresh air together! It was nice.
That's about the extinct of my life this weekend. See you here tomorrow!

Friday, January 20, 2012


I have a feeling this weekend is going to be a good one. Why is that? Because Scott doesn't have to work! Yay!! You have no idea how much that thrills me.

This weekend I'll relax, watch some movies, eat some good meals, and hopefully I'll get a chance to read these!

This little one's weekend will most likely be the exact same as mine with a little more snoozing.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fajita Pie

Hello friends! Thanks for coming back! I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes with you guys today! It's really easy to do and one of the first things I learned to cook. Actually, when I was Miss Teen Arkansas I went on Good Morning Arkansas and cooked this so it will always be a fun and special recipe for me simply because of that!

My Mom is the brain behind this meal which she named Fajita Pie! It came about when she was cooking our family fajitas then realized she didn't have any tortillas but she did have pie crust. So she decided to try using the pie crust instead and what came from that was a Luttrell family classic. Let's get started!

Step 1: Put a pie crust in your pie pan, trim the edges, and bake it in the oven 5-7 minutes or just long enough to get a touch brown.
Step 2: While that's baking, prepare your fajitas in a skillet just like you would normally do.
Step 3: Ones your fajitas are fully cooked, place them in your pie dish.
Step 4: Top it with cheese. You can use however much cheese you prefer. I prefer a lot!
Step 5: Place another pie crust on top and trim the edges. Bake using the same temperature and time the pie crust says. It's usually 450* for about 15 minutes.
Step 6: Cut yourself a large slice and thoroughly enjoy every bite! Add sour cream or salsa if you prefer!

It's that simple! I promise you'll love this fun twist to your regular old fajitas and I think it tastes even better the next day! If you leave enough for leftovers that is. One time we didn't. And by we I don't mean my Luttrell family I mean my Johnson family. As in just Scott and I. I know, there's no excuse for that type of eating behavior. Except for the fact that this is so delicious you sometimes can't bring yourself to stop!

Even Holly got to enjoy a little slice of it last night! I wasn't sure what she would think, but as you can tell from the pictures, she finds it incredibly yummy as well. She didn't even leave the peppers and onions and gave me 'the look' that insisted she devour another small slice. So she did! Because you know I don't know how to say no to that face.
So that's it! The famous Fajita Pie. I hope you all try it out! It's a great family recipe and like I said, so simple to make. Please email me to let me know if you make it! I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Releasing Tension.

You know how you have those things in life that are super irritating? I thought I'd share mine with you today because I'm having one of those days where they're almost intolerable.

---My shower. Oh My Goodness ya'll I can't take it anymore. We don't have anywhere to put our shampoo, body wash, etc because there aren't shelves in our shower. The over the shower head things don't work because they won't fit on our shower head right. So we have to use these suction cup shelves and they fall all. the. time. ALL THE TIME. The worst is when they come crashing down in the middle of the night. They fell today and the Dove body wash that I just bought on Sunday crashed down with it and busted. Soap was everywhere. EVERYWHERE I TELL YA. These suction cup shelves with be the death of me. I'm going to Bed Bath and Beyond today to try and figure out something else to do. I literally can't take it anymore.
---Voicemails. What are those about? Hang up and send me a text.
---Cleaning up Holly's poop and pee. She goes on puppy pads and while I definitely prefer that to her going outside for convenience purposes, it gets old changing it 6 times a day. Imagine changing your baby's diaper except you have to do it for 15 years. It's just like that.
---Laundry. How can two people create so much of it? Better yet, how come Scott creates so much? He'll wear something for an hour and throw it in the dirty clothes. 80% of the laundry belongs to him. When I was single I probably washed my clothes once a week. Now I do at least two loads a day. Ugh.
---This weather. I don't like this going back and forth between winter and summer stuff. It's January. Bring me a few inches of snow and let me take advantage of my wool pants.
---Email. I have three. One for personal, one for this blog, and one for spam (aka J.Crew, Tory Burch, Shutterfly deals etc.) When people email me they send to 2/3 of my emails and it bugs me SOOOOOOOOOO bad. What's the worst is when they send to multiple people and everyone 'replys all' and I get like, a gogillion of the same email over and over with everyone's new response. Why would you send me two of the same email? How do you politely say "pick one email address for me and stick with it please?" I guess I just did. Hopefully they get the (not so subtle) hint.

And a few more things.....
---Scott was asked to attend a work dinner on our anniversary. When he informed them it was his wedding anniversary that day they suggested I just come along. Mmm hmm. Cause that's exactly what I want to do on my wedding anniversary.
---My neighbor across the street gets her mail at the same time every day and she always brings her two yorkies with her. The strange thing is, she holds them the whole time. Walks out the front door holding the two yorkies, gets the mail, goes back inside while still holding the yorkies. Why bother bringing them? I just don't understand...
---My other neighbor. Trash day is Monday. Could you please take your trash can back to it's designated spot once your trash gets picked up or do you just like leaving the can on the side of the street until Friday?
---A new story surfaced about Mitt Romney. In the 80's his family took a vacation and drove the 12 hours to get there. They took their dog. He rode in a kennel on top of the car for that 12 hour drive. First of all, I'm against kennels to begin with. Combine that with the dog being stuck in it for 12 hours on top of your car! Cruel and unusual punishment. You officially lost my vote in the primaries. Not that you necessarily had it to begin with.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today's Opinion

I may be a few days late but I still thought I'd share my favorite Golden Globe looks. It's always so hard for me to pick my absolute favorite because there are so many gorgeous gowns but I think I have to go with....Sofia Vergara. I wish she would have done something different with her hair but I thought this dress was beautiful.
This award show I wanted to mix it up and talk about some amazing looks that I feel like probably got overlooked. I thought Octavia Spencer looked absolutely stunning. The dress, hair, earrings, bag......everything about this look is perfect. I was so happy to see the E! Fashion Police nominated her as one of the best dressed because I think she just looks outstanding.

I also thought Ariel Winter from Modern Family looked perfect! She's 14 years old and I don't think any 14 year old has done a better job on a red carpet. This dress is Oscar de la Renta. Hello! She looks adorable and so age appropriate and I think she should get some major props for this fantastic Golden Globe look.

A few people have asked me to weigh in on Miss America as well. I mean, what is there to say? Are we ever excited about the winner? No. We always want the 1st or 2nd runner up. The winner is never the cute, spunky, beautiful, talented, fan favorite. She obviously wins the judges over in interview and that's all well and good. Her job is as a public speaker after all. I'm sure the girls are always super sweet and do a really great job. But let's skip the uber smart and serious girl for once and go for a Kelly Ripa type one of these days. That might liven the system up a bit.
And that's all I have to say about that.

Monday, January 16, 2012

All Work, No Play

I almost let Monday go by without blogging! Today I had a client come over for a haircut. She ended up staying at my house talking for 2 whole hours! It was nice visiting with her. She's in her 40's and so sweet. We've always gotten along really well.
Other than her coming over and getting in a really hard workout, my day didn't really involve much else. I probably wasted working out today with what I cooked for dinner. Fried chicken tenders from the Schwans Man, Au Gratin potatoes and Leseur Peas. I don't regret it. Plus, I'm trying to get rid of some food that's been in my house for forever. Mom bought me & Scott like, 10 boxes of Au Gratin Potatoes that were on sale super cheap over a year ago! I still have two more left. I also finished up those fried chicken tenders too. Im glad. That was totally an impulse purchase. Who has friend chicken just laying around their house?! Haha.

In exactly a month I get my husband back. He's been slaving away at work for....well I can't even remember how many months it's been. He worked 20 hours this weekend. You know, most peoples Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday hours worth of work. Ugh. So ready for this to be over. This has been the worst relay we've had so far and it's been really, really hard. Sadly it runs into our wedding anniversary which is one week from tomorrow. We'd always planned to celebrate our 3rd anniversary in Jamaica. Obviously that wont be happening. Maybe we can squeeze in a quick dinner at Sonic. Ha! See how I made a joke there? It's my attempt to pretend like I'm not bitter about it. Just another month. If he can do it I can too.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

If It Makes You Happy

Earlier this week I mentioned how much Holly loves to chew a Busy Chewnola. Well, that can now take a back seat to the Mini Busy Bone. I gave her one for the first time last night and the little booger wouldn't part ways with it all night long. She chewed on that thing for so many hours and would not let go--even when I picked her up! A little after midnight I told her we had to go to bed and she could get a new one in the morning. Bright and early at 6am today she woke me up asking for a bone. I obviously ignored her (it was 6am!!) so instead she used her sniffer all over the entire house to try to find her bone (which I had thrown in the trash--oops!). Silly girl!
A few other things making me happy this weekend...

Five dollar flowers from Walmart! I usually get two different types to mix together and they always look so pretty! Not too shabby at all for a $10 bouquet of flowers huh? I always tell Scott if there's ever an occasion where he wants to get me flowers to please just go get some of these from Walmart instead of spending $100 at a floral shop. I can arrange them just as pretty, it saves a bundle, and I enjoy them just as much.

My new found love for Waterfall Braids! I mastered this look last week and I love it! Maybe it's time for another tutorial? It's much easier to do than it looks. I'll see what I can do about getting a video together soon!
Holly's love for a heating pad always makes me chuckle. I pull it out every now and then for her to lay on. I feel like it's good for an old dog's joints. I usually put a blanket over it but it was just laying out on the sofa today and Holly went and plopped herself right on top of it! I took that as a hint so I turned it on and she's currently snoozing on a very nice and warm surface!
Finally, this beauty arrived on my doorstep yesterday! I am super picky when it comes to handbags. I never buy them because I rarely find one that I just really love therefore I tend to carry the same one every day for months and months and months. However, when I saw this in Vegas I knew it should be mine. It's huge (a requirement) and even though I wouldn't typically carry a bag that's a bright color, this raspberry shade was just too pretty to ignore.

Miss America comes on in just a few seconds. Better get going!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Chinese Secrets

Boy am I glad this week is over. It was a toughie but it's done and I have a feeling next week is going to be much better. My weekend will be spent relaxing, lots of movies, the Miss America pageant, and a little bit of Tebow football. Let's face it, we're all obsessed with him.
I'm excited for Miss America tomorrow night! I like the judges this year. Lara Spencer (one of the judges) did a little behind the scenes piece today on GMA and she said Miss America is "the queen of class." LOVE that! Very well said Lara! This years judges are helping the pageant get a lot of promotion which, let's face it, it needs it. You know what I wish would happen? The new Miss America would go on Dancing With The Stars! It's perfect timing since Mark Ballas is a judge AND the pageant is on ABC now. Miss America used to be a celebrity and every girl wanted to be her. It's lost it's relevance a bit. I think a stint on DWTS could help bring back what Miss America used to be. Okay Scott and I are going to watch Moneyball now. We're having a very lazy night which included Chinese Take-Out from Panda Express. Yes you heard that right. We've never had it before and Scott wanted to try it?? So we did. The drive through line was so long which made Scott declare "Oh my goodness if there are this many people here it must be REALLY good." I LOL really hard on the inside. And just so you know, it tasted just like any Chinese food you'd find in the mall--however your taste buds feel about that. BY THE WAY, I have a little Chinese food in the mall secret. If you're ever shopping and you want a little snack you can just go to the food court, walk slowly in front of the Chinese stands and pretend to look interested in their food and they'll offer up the free taste testings like it's no ones business. I taught Scott that trick and he always wants to do it when we go to the mall now. He's amazed at how easy it works. Seriously, try it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Keep Calm & Write A Blog

It's been hard for me to come up with anything to write about lately. Life the last week or two to be honest, has kinda sucked. And when you feel bummed about life it's hard to write about anything fun and carefree. Not that I want to cry and complain here now. That's never fun for anyone to read. But in case you're thinking to yourself that that this blog is getting pretty snorefest just stick with me and I'll try to make it better!
The Schwans Man just stopped by. I got some chicken pot pies and tomato soup. I thought those would be good wintery foods to have in the house. I always like to keep a lot of food in my freezer for just in case purposes. Especially now that I've seen the movie Contagion. If a crazy outbreak like that happens here I won't have to leave my house for at least 2-3 weeks.
I've been really into working out lately. I go through intense phases and I'm in one right now. I'm wanting to lose about 5 pounds so I've been spending a lot of time in the gym. I don't know if I've lost yet or not. Scales scare me so I stay away until I know for sure the number will be low. Haha.
I've also been addicted to Pinterest these last few weeks too. I've loved Pinterest for a really long time now but I find myself spending hours browsing for anything and everything. I used to get on there purposefully looking for something. Now I look at anything from people's weddings to homes to babies birthday parties and funny quotes. It's been keeping me incredibly entertained.
Finally, are ya'll watching Dance Moms? The second season premiered Tuesday and all weekend before that they were having a marathon and I totally got sucked in for hours and hours and hours. Dancing now is so different than it was even when I was doing it. These girls are incredible! I've always said I would put my daughter in dance classes, of course. That was all I knew my whole life growing up. But I won't be a crazy dance mom and hopefully the instructors and entire dancing experience will be different than that show. I could not handle my daughter getting verbally abused like that. I'm all about pushing someone to do their best but Abby Lee is a little extreme for me. How do those girls not cry more?

Monday, January 9, 2012


Today was just my average day. Same as yesterday, same as the day before that....and the day before that. I did stop by PetSmart to stock up on goodies for Holly. She hasn't been devouring her Kibbles like I prefer her to. She thinks she can only eat people food right now. SO I'm hoping to solve that with some Little Caesers meals. They fill her tummy up and even though I'm sure they're incredibly unhealthy I feel like it has to be better than people food. She's 15, whatevs. I also got her lots and lots of bones. When I got home I set everything on the floor and we had a serious sniff fest. I asked her which one she wanted and after careful deliberation she attempted to open the Chewnola (her favorite new treat). No surprise there! If you haven't given your dog a Busy Chewnola then you must drop what you're doing right now and go get one. Every dog I've given one to has been obsessed!

Since I was right by Lifeway I picked up a new devotional book to read. It came highly recommended by everyone who worked there. It's called Experiencing God Day by Day. Im looking forward to diving in! Finally, this will be the first and last time I say this but---Roll Tide! Watching them beat LSU so incredibly bad was a very beautiful thing to watch.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Slept in. Had lunch. Got back in bed for an hour. Got dressed. Went to Barnes & Noble. Worked out. Came home.

Watched House Hunters International. Did Pilates. Got dressed. Date night at Bordinos.

Went wine shopping at Macadoodles. Jammed to Super Bass on the drive back. Came home.

Snuggled on the sofa with my favs about to watch Contagion. My day exactly. It was a pretty good one.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Morning Dreams

Today I had to take Holly back to the doctor to see if her ears are better after a month of medicine. The left one is perfect, the right one needs ANOTHER two weeks. Shes really, really starting to hate getting these drops in her ears. Holly acts like such a crazy dog when we go to the vet. It's so embarrassing. They always say "she's just full of energy!" What they're really trying to say is "you have one hyper dog." I've never even tried to attempt to tell them that she's beyond chill and anyone who's ever around her always comments on how calm and well behaved she is. They would never believe me. I don't know why she acts like she does when we go there but she ALWAYS has. Shes never experienced anything traumatizing at the doctor--just normal check-ups. Silly girl.

I got a lot accomplished today even though I slept in pretty late. I've done that the last few days. I must need a lot of recovery sleep from Vegas. I didn't get much while I was there. I always feel so lazy when I sleep in. I never set an alarm because I usually wake up when Scott does. A doctor on Oprah once said you shouldn't feel guilty or lazy if you sleep in really late. It's your body's way of letting you know you need sleep. I thought that made plenty of sense so I try not to feel guilty if, once a month or so, I sleep in. I'm off to bed now! Hopefully I can get good sleep and wake up early. One of these days I hope to think Scott and I will be so grown up that we wake up around 6:30, sit at our kitchen table in our matching robes and slippers, reading the paper, sipping coffee, and nibbling on a homemade omelet and piece of toast with a side of fruit. Doesn't that sound like a lovely morning? Maybe that can be our 2020 resolution. Please don't tell me if your life is already like that. I would feel pretty bummed about myself if you did. We sleep until the absolute last second until we have to get up then scramble and get into each others way while we rush to get ready. Most people my age are that way right?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wide. Awake

I'm wide awake so I'll blog quickly! Today I had a super hard workout which made me so hungry so Scott and I had dinner at 4:50. Yup. Then at 7:45 I crawled in bed and fell asleep. It's nearly midnight and now, of course, I'm wide awake. Why can't you just stay asleep when you go to bed that early? I wasn't trying to take a nap! I for real wanted to go to bed. Boo!! Looks like I may be depending on my friend, Ambien, tonight.

Holly has been a mess tonight. For the first time ever I've had a hard time getting her to sleep. She kept asking for treats and couldn't make up her mind where in the bed she wanted to sleep. She's all settled now and her and Scott are sleeping very soundly. Hopefully I'll be joining in on that soon!!

Monday, January 2, 2012


Who's been watching the bowl games all day? Its all the Johnson household television has seen today and I've really enjoyed it! Scott did let me squeeze in a 2 hour sesh of The Bachelor. Looking forward to seeing you on Bachelor Pad Jenna! So far I like horse girl, Texas yellow dress, and brunette sparkly mini. Pageant girl seems cute too. Lose the sash though honey. That is way embarrassing! I believe the model is the new Michelle. Looking forward to this one! It amazes me how much I LOL while watching that show.
I took down all of my Christmas today. It's a little sad seeing my snow village gone because I enjoy it so much but it feels good to be back to normal. I also took the opportunity to clean out my two guest bedroom closets while I was going up and down the attic. Now my guests can actually stick their suitcase and hang their clothes in there! Ahh. So much better. Good thing only Mom, Dad, and Grammy have stayed with me lately. I would've been embarrassed if anyone but them saw my closets in their previous conditions. I don't like clutter so it's impressive I allowed so much of it in there!
We've had a rough day with Holly. She had an accident in my bed, her bed, AND she threw up on the sofa. She always thinks she's going to be in so much trouble when that happens. She never is nor has been so I don't know why she cowers away like she does. Once she sees she's not in trouble she just wants you to hold her for an hour. Poor baby. I don't think anything is wrong with her because she's acting totally okay. These things just happen all of us. That's what I tell her. Because its true.
I'm heading to bed. Night!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year! Let's Do This 2012!

Well Happy New Year everyone! I don't know about you but I had a great 2011. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2012 will bring me! I have a feeling it's going to be a neat year with some fun changes.So have you made New Years resolutions? I used to, then I stopped, then I picked them back up last year. I've decided I like making them! Usually I just make one or two but I made a few this year.
1.) Do Yoga or Pilates at least 3 times a week.
2.) Get more involved in my community and church. I always want to and just never actually get out there and volunteer my time. Since I have plenty of it available, I should do some good with it.
3.) Spend a significant amount of time in daily conversation with the Lord. It's easy to let that slide and that's so sad. He's my Father and I should spend more time with him.
4.) A little cliche but just to try to work on myself and try to be the best person I can be. I say that every year but I think it's a good one! I made the traditional New Years meal for dinner. I'm a little superstitious about it actually! Plus I think it's just fun to eat: Collard Greens for money, Tomatoes for health, Black Eyed Peas for luck and Corn Bread for gold. I love the tradition of eating it! I will always have it on NYD.
Here's to a happy, lucky, and wonderful 2012 from myself and Holly. Who has, for some reason, decided that it's really fun to hide under my skirts these days.
Oh and Happy Birthday to my Grammy! She is 72 today but doesn't look a day under 55!! :) I LOVE my Grammy! She's one of my best friends.