Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Take Time

Everyone is talented at different things.  Not everyone is good at the same things that you are.  It is important for us to take time and notice what others strengths are and take the time to admire them for what they are worth.  This is something that kind of gets neglected because it seems that everyone is bogged down with their own things.

Here is a picture of us together, just so you can put a face with the name.

Last night I got to spend some time with Kristin and she showed me her project that she has been working on for the past couple of months.  I always have looked at her projects and given her my input on them.  Something was different this time, I was really taken back by it all.  It was mind-blowing, breath-taking, just awesome.  I am so impressed with her and I admire her a lot.  I do not think enough people give her major credit.  They just think she picks out pillows for a living, false people!  Here is an example of what I was looking at.

That's looking over a room of cubicles in an office.

One day, Kristin will design my house, that is if I can get her to come back to Oklahoma. (I have a feeling she will be somewhere fabulous because she will be soo famous!) Take time to notice what someone else is doing and give them some praise! (who knows maybe someone will do it to you)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just Typical

Some things never change.  Monday is my least favorite day of the week.  In that respect, I like to think I am a lot like Garfield the cartoon cat.  We both: hate Mondays, enjoy having our hair played with, love food, and professionals at taking cat naps.  Guess I have more in common with him than what I would have thought.

You know me, I have been sitting at Starbucks trying to study for a small business management test while listening to the Glee Christmas Album. Even if you are not a Glee lover like myself, you should give this album a chance.  It might change your opinion on Glee.  Their Christmas songs are just amazing; you will catch yourself tapping your foot along while having a huge grin on your face!  What more could you want?

Look what they did to my latte!  They made it smile...That made my day a little brighter!

It's official, Thanksgiving is over and Christmas time is in full swing!  Bring on the tacky Christmas sweaters, Elf (one of my favorite movies regardless of the season), Christmas lights/trees, music, and crazy mall shoppers!  It is the most wonderful time of the year!  It is upon us, so like it or not, it is here!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Food Network Magazine

There seems to be a magazine for everything that you could ever want/need/desire.  If you think of a good idea, there is probably already a magazine about it.  Although, maybe it is just a girl thing.  I am sure that girls are the target audience for most magazines...except a few that I know of.


As we all know, I am a food junkie.  Today, when I was in the store one caught my eye and I had to pick it up!  It's kind of fitting seeing how yesterday I was raving about gingerbread cookies.  I am pretty sure if I was a gingerbread lady, I would be wearing that exact outfit.  She is glamorous in a gingerbread lady kind of way.

 How wonderful is that?  Doesn't that just make your eyes open wide with the joy of Christmas?  I know just looking at that makes me feel like a little girl again!  It really was just what I needed!  Sometimes it really is the small things in life that bring you the most joy.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Not My Gum Drop Buttons

I am getting in the Holiday spirit, it may be the gingerbread latte's talking.  I can't help but imagine myself cutting out gingerbread cookies with my mom, Lauren, and Jack.  Just the thought of it makes me want to jump up and down with excitement!

It is exciting that this week only has two days of class!  Then it is Thanksgiving, one day in the year to stuff yourself so full you fall asleep shortly after lunch then wake up just in time to watch football!   Then to wrap up the day, turkey sandwiches on homemade hot rolls accompanied with slice after slice of homemade pie all for dinner.  Other than Christmas, this is the best time of the year.  Anytime I get the excuse to eat as much as I want without being looked down upon, is a good day in my book.

Once again my old lady ways have gotten the best of me.  It seems like everyone is catching on to it.  Granted, I am a Martha Stewart fan...but the whole Martha goes to jail thing is not my favorite memory of her.  I got called out via twitter:

@brookeclay it's true confession time: I love organizing stuff. It makes me feel better.
@LindseyLL of course you do, Martha. You're basically a house-wife minus the husband and children. :-)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Brown Sugar and Apple Pork Chops

This weekend I felt adventurous and was handed a new recipe to try.  I am not the biggest pork chop fan, but since my family raises pigs we always have a surplus of pork.  So, I am always looking for ways to make pork more tasteful/fun.  This recipe is: not hard, it makes your whole house smell wonderful, and needs to be added to your collection.

Brown Sugar and Apple Pork Chops
2 pork chops (1" thick)
1 apple sliced or chopped into small pieces
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
dash of cinnamon


  1. Slice pork chops into small, thin slices. Cut apple into small pieces.
  2. In a large skillet, add 3/4 stick of butter and brown sugar. Cook the pork chop strips on medium heat until pork is cooked through (I ended up doing that for 10 mins)
  3. Once the pork chops start looking done, add the rest of the butter and the apples until slightly softened but not limp. (I did this for 5 mins)

Here is the finished product!

Prepare yourself because you are about to be in food heaven!

Today I have already had three lattes, taken an exam, and now at work.  I would call it a productive day.  However, I have a 10-page ag policy paper due Thursday that I have not even started on.  It should be an interesting few days.  I appreciate all prayers and hugs.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jack Turns Seven

I should currently be sitting in Ag Policy class but please notice I am blogging.  A certain someone (also known as me) decided to skip class because of a guest speaker.  This is how I see it, I had homework due today and I already had it done and turned in, so why go?  Today is such a pretty day I just want to play...I can not help it.  It is the little kid Lindsey coming out in me.

Speaking of my inner child, I miss my favorite little kid, Jack Long.  My youngest brother who is seven years old.  He might be the coolest seven-year-old on the whole planet.  At first, I was not his biggest fan, but over the years, he has really grown on me.  He is always happy to see me when I come home and always has to catch me up on his little life.  I don't know...I just see a little bit of myself in him and I can't help but to love him.

This is from football homecoming my Sr. year.  I taught him how to do a perfect kiss face.

We were playing on top of the round bales at the dairy farm.  "We are almost to the sky!"

Jack showing off his strength....he managed to pick me up.  Not sure how I feel about this.

It is just weird how he has grown up so fast, I feel bad because I am not around that much.  But when I am at home, there is never a dull moment, it is like we never skipped a beat.  I really hope that I can stay close to home for a little while longer so I can watch him grow into the handsome young man I know he will become.

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Baylor BFF

Today is FRIDAY!  You know what that means?  College football is only hours away, everything that is Orange and wonderful is just around the corner. I am currently wearing my new orange wool scarf that I got this past weekend and it just ties everything together so wonderfully.  I am quite excited for the weekend, like always.  What can I say, I love college just not the class part of college.

Me and the Baylor Bear @ last years football game

Looking at that picture makes me really miss two things 1)those sunglasses.  I am not really sure what happened to them, but they are nowhere to be found. I look like a Hollywood movie star. 2) My long-ish hair, I am currently working on growing it out... Anyways, tomorrow we play Baylor and that is one of the teams in the big twelve that I like.  I have made a lot of really good friends down there.  When I was recruitment chair for my sorority a couple of years ago, I went down to watch their recruitment.  I stayed at a sister's house (at that point was a complete stranger, we made arrangements over the phone) for that week and just watched it all happen.  Little did I know, I would become such good friends with Ellen Miller.  She is just a gem!  Ellen is smart, passionate, adorable, and fun.  She also made a road trip to the wonderful Okstate to watch our recruitment.  Then last year I went to the Baylor/OSU game.

Me, Brit and Ellen @ OSU Alpha Delta Pi Bid Day 2009

Yes I know, look at my pose--typical sorority girl sass right there.  That pose is every girls secret, oops secrets out.  I have never been that great at keeping secrets anyway...I have a few tricks up my sleeve but that's what makes life  interesting, a little surprise now and then!

I am looking forward to Christmas, I am so ready  for gingerbread cookies and lattes.  I know that Thanksgiving is wonderful and it gets overlooked but I can not help it.  Christmas is so wonderful.  Also, if you have any ideas for holiday cookies/cupcakes let me know.  Furthermore, I now have in my hands a gingerbread cupcake recipe.  If you would like to sample some, I will send some your way.  I am thinking about sending baked goods to my friends that live out-of-town with a Christmas card and maybe some Christmases blend coffee.  Who wouldn't love that?  I know I sure would.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Abacus In Dallas

Last week was a blur to me, it might have been the busiest I have ever been with school.  Three tests the week after homecoming and during my birthday week, not the best life choice for anyone, including me.  I survived and made it to Friday and really that is all that matters.  I am sorry for my lack of blogging...I promise not to do that again.  I just know that you missed reading my witty little outlooks on life.

This weekend was filled with first.  Friday I had my first massage, it was a thoughtful gift from a special someone.  It is nice to be pampered and also appreciated.  That is something I always wanted to do for myself, it just always has gotten overlooked.  Well after my 1-hour heavenly massage experience I have decided to become  regular.  I think that is something that everyone should have the chance to experience, just saying.  Then it was off for a birthday weekend celebration!  It started off with a night in, crab legs and shrimp were prepared just for me (only one of my all time favorites).  Needless to say, I was impressed.  Next it was off to Dallas for my super secret birthday weekend, I really did not have a clue what was planned or what was going on.  When we arrived I checked into the spa that was awaiting my arrival.  That's when the magic started to happen, I had: my first facial, massage, manicure and pedicure. Only one word can use to describe this wonderful situation: delightful I felt like a completely different person after it was all said and done.  *Note to self: anyone getting a deep tissue massage, drink lots of water before and after.  Learn from my mistake...because I have been sore for the past couple of days.

To wrap up my day of bliss, we ended at Abacus to have dinner.  This may be the best dining experience I have ever had in my twenty-two years of existence.  At one point "I literally might lick my plate" was stated.   If you live in the Dallas area or planning on visiting there anytime soon, you must put this on your to-do list.  You will not be sorry you did, trust me.  I will just let the pictures do the talking.  I felt as if I needed a wheelchair to get me out of the restaurant after the dining experience was concluded.  I could not move...I was in a food coma and it was totally worth it.

Sunday was filled with shopping and other goodies!  We mad a special stop at The Cupcakery!  I was pretty darn excited about this because let's be honest, I want to have a cupcake shop so bad I can hardly stand it!  This place was fantastic, I am a huge fan.  Everything about them was great, the texture,  color, flavor, and venue.  There was not more that I could really ask for.  Speaking of cupcakes, I also made a stop at Juicy Couture and snatched up a cupcake necklace that I have had my eye on for quite some time.  I have worn it every day since.  "When I look at your cupcake necklace, it is like I am looking at your soul."  That is just a sample of what people have been saying when they see it.

O.P.I nail polish can give you a completely different outlook on life.  Okay...that might be a little over dramatic, but not really if you are a girl you understand.   I went to the salon on Friday morning/afternoon right when I was checking out the newest O.P.I collection was sitting on the counter.  The Burlesque Holiday Collection is absolutely wonderful, it was love at first sight.  I ended up picking up two bottles, "The Show Must Go On" and "Let Me Entertain You."  Another thing I love about O.P.I. their clever names they come up with.  The lady giving me my manicure and pedicure wanted to buy this polish from me.  I held out, I couldn't give this nail polish up!  It was like it was made for me.  I have come to the conclusion that it is "like Dorthy shoes on my fingertips."  It's basically like instant happiness every time I look down and see my hands and feet.  It really is the small things in life that give you  joy.