Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fried Pies

Over the past few months, I have stopped drinking pop. Although, I have not been able to kick my Starbucks habit; I fear that it is here to stay.

All of this came to a screeching halt last Sunday when Jered and I met Benton (one of Jered's good friends) at Pop's for lunch. I caved in and had a Dublin Dr. Pepper. Also, we walked away with a six pack of bottled Dr. Pepper.


While on the subject on things eyes have been opened. I, Lindsey, have finally eaten a fried pie.  Wednesday I was at the farmers market presenting a cooking demo, I met a grandma and granddaughter duo who make and sell fried pies. How could I say no?  I purchased a peach and an apple flavored pie. I was even nice enough to split them with Jered.


My finally thought it's okay to occasionally have unhealthy an delicious treats-just in moderation.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bills, Bills, Bills

There is nothing that can compare to the power of a handwritten note. (If I have said it once, I have said it 1,000 times!) Coming home from a long day of work and finding a colorful envelope in your mail box addressed with your name on it. This little treat just makes your face light up! Knowing that someone took time out of their busy schedule to write you something special.


Speaking of notes, I have been filling out a lot of greeting cards for different occasions: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and just because notes.


Last night after a long day at work I had a mailbox full of stuff waiting for me! The usual post-grad life thing that we all hate: bills, a Starbucks reward postcard, magazine, and a note! Please note that the last one is the most exciting to me!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tops & Bottoms

I am a believer in knowing where your food comes from. Agricultural literacy is something that we should spread around, share your story! I am a shopper/supporter of Whole Foods Market but also local farmers markets.


We could all learn a lot just by reading this children's book "Tops and Bottoms". I have been teaching Jr. Master Gardeners curriculum over the past few weeks to a summer school class. In one lesson we read the book, along with discussion, ended with a game. It's a great feeling that I can show kids where their food comes from in a fun way!

This weekend I stopped by my local farmers market after a morning run for coffee and breakfast. Equipped with no shopping list or agenda. My task at hand, see what they had to offer and speak with producers.  After a couple conversations, I walked away with a few ears of sweet corn and a bunch of blackberries.

I just like the feeling that "you" are supporting agriculture in your community and that "you" are making a difference.

Monday, June 4, 2012

My Big Is Married

This weekend I felt like a road warrior. It all started Friday afternoon; I left work early to make my way to Enid, Oklahoma.  The rehearsal dinner for Carrie (my big) started promptly at 6:00.  After that we had dinner, watched Carrie and Austin play a game, and viewed a slideshow/video that would be playing during the ceremony it was time to get some rest.  Carrie’s parents found us a lovely bed and breakfast to stay at Friday night.

Just hanging out with Myriah, my amazing gbig!

While at the bed and breakfast we caught up on life happenings with one another, exchanged a few stories, and it was time for bed.  We got up early the next morning and to get ready for the big day.  We took a million pictures: some at the bed and breakfast, a few more at the park, and then the obvious—at the ceremony and reception.

Olivia (one of my pledge sisters) and I got to spend some time together this weekend!

Everything went so well, minus an almost wardrobe malfunction via the flower girl. I could not be more excited for her.  Carrie looked beautiful, just like a princess on her big day!  We all made it without having a breakdown, small victory!  I only teared up once.  My other favorite part, getting time to spend with Myriah, my amazing gbig!

There was some # postceremony tweeting going on

After the wedding, Jered and I made a trip to Anadarko.  Jered’s childhood country music idol, Joe Diffie was playing at a casino there.  Who doesn’t enjoy the classic: “John Deere Green” or “Pickup Man”?  We all know that I am more of a hip-hop/rap/pop music girl, but truth be told I really do enjoy 90’s country.  In my opinion, country today tries way too hard to be something it’s not…pop and it drives me crazy!  That concert was the most laid back and relax one I have ever attended.  It was a great time!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tidal School Winery

I have a special place in my heart for the month of June!  It brings me so many wonderful memories: packing up to go to different camps for weeks on end, swimming with friends and family to beat the summer heat, cookouts just because, my little sister’s birthday/mom and dad’s wedding anniversary, and homemade ice cream in numerous different flavors.  After saying all of that, I feel like I just had a mini commercial that should end with the words “God Bless America” flashing in red, white, and blue.


Anyways, a few weekends ago I had the chance to visit an Oklahoma winery.  Nothing like supporting the Agritourism industry!  If you don’t know what Agritourism, please Google it.  You should make the short drive to the Tidal School Winery, makes for the perfect day trip!  You almost feel like you are in California taking a stroll through wine country (this is as close as it gets in Oklahoma!)  It is very unique; it is in an old school house.  The people there are so kind and very funny.  Not to mention the great selection of wine!  Jered and I may or may not have walked away with a case.  Who wants to have a dinner party at the farmhouse?