Monday, December 14, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas....

It really is! Lately I have:
- Put up a Christmas tree with ornaments
-decorated stockings for the pets

-made holiday cookies for a work Christmas party
-made more holiday cookies for RC

-Put up festive lights on the outside of our house
-Filled the advent calendar with treats
-Wrapped many gifts
-Drank delicious cider made by my husband

I am still in the process of making certain Christmas gifts for certain friends and family. I will post a picture when they are complete!

I also watched a Martha Stewart Christmas Special and I really would love to make these ornaments (shown above) some time if I can find the time! Here is one of my favorite ornaments on our tree:

This isn't exactly an ornament, but we did find our Zoe napping in the Christmas tree one day...

December is half over- yikes! Have a great one :)
Here is the Anthro pick-of-the-day... ... ... the dotty apron.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Anthro Pick of the Day

Here is my favorite dress from Anthropologie today...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Kallee's Wedding

So, one of my wonderful friends got married yesterday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was beautiful! Austin and I went a little photo-happy with our new camera...

^ Kallee & Scott's unity sand ceremony

^ Alex, Austin, & Michael
^ Tracy, Erin & myself
^ Tracy & her fiance Alex
^ Erin & her husband Michael
^ The dance girls! Myself, Tracy, Kallee, Erin & Megan.

The wedding reminded me of our own wedding- oh how I wish I could relive that day over and over! It really was the best day of my life and I'm not just saying that because it is expected :) Everything went perfectly (no, really... I can't remember a single thing going wrong!)...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Chills

Finally! Winter!

Here are a few finds from Anthro that would be wonderfully warm for this winter season!

And here is what I felt like doing all day... but I worked instead. I love being at home with my husband and pets. Pets are so forgiving... I wish I could be that forgiving!

(This is Zoe)

Another neat find: Gourmet Gallery in Edmond! They sell lots of yummy foods that you can't find in regular grocery stores. The only major downside is that most of it is much more pricey than grocery stores. I love Canterbury Naturals foods- I bought apple cider mix today!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Birthday Joy

Today I turned 23 years old. 23 just sounds so much older than 22. I have felt like a true adult for quite some time now, but now I feel as though everyone that knows I am 23 will actually consider me an adult. This could be both good as well as a little sad. I plan to do great things this year, though! Such as:
* complete my wedding planning certification course
* donate all unnecessary items/clothing from our home to some one who can use them
* find an animal shelter (hopefully PetAngels) to volunteer for
* choreograph a dance for a small professional dance company
* make a pretty intense gift for my husband for a holiday (the time it takes to complete it will determine the holiday it can be given at)
* find 2 more members to play in a string quartet again
Those are just a few of the more major ones...

Today my husband, parents, brother, sister-in-law, cousin, & cousin's boyfriend all came together for some birthday fun! My sis-in-law, mom, and I went to the mall (I was treated to some new pants and tops for work!) and then we all dined at Cheesecake Factory. Boy do they have the best turkey burger ever made. And oh how I love honey mustard! Then we came home to eat some delicious home-made chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting my mom made. Yum!

This picture I took by accident, but I like it. I'm cozied up on my bed, with my house shoes, crochet basket, books, and exercise ball all in plain view.

Lately I've been obsessed with taking pictures of my adorable pets. I will post a few pics of my furry little babies for you to enjoy.

PONCE smelling the flowers:
DAN's beautiful eyes:
DAN basking in the sunlight (we never even attempt to clean nose-marks off windows...)
ZOE taking a cat nap:
DAN my man:
PONCE giving kisses:

If you happen to read this blog, live in Oklahoma, enjoy dance and other artistic things, and have nothing to do on Friday, November 13th, you should attend Perpetual Motion's fall dance concert "Retrospective" and silent auction beginning at 7:00pm at CityArts Center on the State Fairgrounds! I have been promoted to being in 2 dances this concert (rather than 1 from my first concert with the company) and all of the pieces are sure to entertain!

I am also in love with seahorses. They are magnificent creatures... did you know most seahorses are monogamous?! Anyway, the first photo is of the seahorses my mom bought me at her hometown OctoberFest. The second is a drinking glass I bought on sale at Pier1.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Falling Behind...

Things have been so busy lately! Work, Dance, Weddings, & Birthdays (my dad's is today and our dog's 1st birthday was the 13th). I need to load all of my pictures on here so I will have an update full of life pictures soon. I will have to set up the new software because Austin & his family got me a Nikon camera for my birthday (early)! I've been going crazy taking pictures of the pets and other objects. I read part of the instruction manual but parts of it are a little over my head... but I'll get it figured out! For now, I will leave you with some images of my dream home...
Elle Decor ^
Bertoia ^
Source Unknown^
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Attila Design ^

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Relaxing Day...

Tuesdays are a great day for me. I only work at one job and I don't have dance company rehearsal! The number of hours I work on Tuesdays varies- sometimes 8 hours, sometimes 6, but today it is only 4! My day consisted of:

Taking Dan to the vet- he has lost 1 pound (he was almost overweight last year) and is healthy!
Reading a new issue of "The Nest" magazine,
Depositing my first dance performance pay check at the bank,
Taking Ponce (the dog) on a walk/jog,
Making a delicious salad for lunch,
Talking to Austin about religion,
Completing 3 assignments of my wedding planning course,
and taking pictures of my new ceramic seahorse pieces my mom got me at an OctoberFest which I'm going to hang in the bathroom at some point (and eventually post the pictures here).

Now I am off to make a little bit of money to pay for the vet bill- maybe I'll play some piano when I get off of work tonight! I will leave you with today's Anthropologie obsession:

The Painted Desert cardigan by Partimi available at this address. And it is on sale now, but sadly sold out of my size :( Maybe that is for the better...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

as of late...

I started this great novel by Carolyn Wall: "Sweeping Up Glass". I'm only about 6 chapters in but it is hard to put down! Carolyn taught creative writing at the summer camp I taught dance at. She is a great lady and a great writer.

I have started watching a new TV show with Austin called "Glee". It is very funny and very entertaining. Awesome music :) My favorite moment has been when the high school football team performs Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' on the football field. Who doesn't love that song?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pretty little things...

These have been recently saved to my computer for future gawking purposes. They are pretty pretty, aren't they?

An Ali Ro top I found via Gilt Groupe. Gilt Groupe is addictive. I like to surf it for pretty things about every other day.
And here is a cover from an earlier Anthropologie catalog. Although it is no surprise for an Anthro-anything to be stunning.
And here is a pretty china plate by Alberto Pinto. I totally forgot how I found it. Oh wait, no I didn't. I found it in a bridal magazine and looked it up online.
And last but most certainly not least- a beautiful heart ring by Adina Reyter (also via Gilt Groupe).

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A long time

I have been very busy lately after my trip to New York. New York was amazing. I saw Keigwin + Company perform at the Joyce Theater which was probably my favorite part of the trip. We also saw South Pacific on Broadway and we saw ABT perform Sylvia. I took class at Merce Cunningham studios, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and my favorite: DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM! We also saw a ton of sights: MoMA, The Met, The Guggenheim, Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Centers Site, Gay Pride Parade, and much more! I also got to enjoy some quality time with my mom :) Here are some pictures:

The Lincoln Center where we saw "Sylvia" performed by the American Ballet Theatre. Gillian Murphy was wonderful.
Manhattan skyline from the top of the Empire State Building.
Myself standing beside a mummy's sarcophagus so you can see how LARGE it is.
The Joyce Theatre. The company's "Bolero" was awesome- but so were all of the dances!

After NYC, I worked some more, taught a few dance classes, taught Arts Adventure's creative dance class (always a blast for really great pay), and performed for the first time with a professional dance company in Perpetual Motion's Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival. I was only in one piece, "Inhalations," but it was a great, fun experience. I can't wait to start rehearsals next week for our fall concert. Then it was time to celebrate my first wedding anniversary with my husband on August 8th. We spent it in Estes Park, Colorado. It was so beautiful, interesting, and relaxing. It was a wonderful location to be able to sit and recall our wedding and honeymoon from a year ago, and to be able to bask a little (or a lot) in our mushy gushy love for each other. Here are a few pictures from that trip:

The view from the top of old Fall River Road. That lake is so beautiful in this picture!
A baby elk with her mama (the dad wasn't far off). This was by the gravel road to our cabin.
In the middle of our hike to Bierstadt Lake.
Trekking onward to Lake Haiyaha. Beautiful.
Beautiful views everywhere...
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