Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
My cousin, Jennifer (she also wins an award for most loyal blog reader AND poster), sells the cutest collection of children's outfits that every southern baby must own. I mean what says southern more than hand smocked outfits? Um, nothing.
Here are some of my fave's from the summer and fall collection:
Is this not precious for a little boy?
How could I not love a dress with a cupcake???
Sunday, June 28, 2009
These first two I found on Sweet Cuddle Cakes' blog.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
So, from my European travels - I saw this vehicle and the company name gave me a good laugh. Perhaps a Lost in Translation FAIL?
I was at Macy's this past weekend (oh, I got the cutest new comforter that can only come out when company comes over since Carter thinks he owns the bed) and I was shopping with my sister-in-law (did I tell you Tommy's other sister is with child?) and I cracked up when I saw the below:
1- Tag placement fail - Hello, why would you put that woof tag coming out where it is coming from? Just sayin'.
2- And, that being said I don't think this is the best First Impression (see brand tag - it is really unfunny when you have to explain it, huh?)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
So, ladies, here is a poll for you:
I am dying to know.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Now, I think we need to have bbq and drinks, Al!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Catherine was nice enough to have me (the only non-celeb judge ; ), Tasha, from Tasha Does Tulsa and Betty Casey, editor of Tulsa Kids Magazine judge the teams. The winning team received 4 cooking classes from Sage!
The kids were judged on appearance, taste, plating and creativity. I was so impressed with all of the kids and their confidence. I would NEVER have been confident enough at that age to talk to a bunch of adults and explain to them the meal I prepared. They were all so awesome.
Below are some samples of the food we ate:
Look at the plating! So impressive and unique. This was curried chicken on a bed of apples and onions. It was a great combination.
I would have totally ordered this salad out at a restaurant. It was chicken on a bed of greens with pecans and apple slices with vinaigrette dusted with parmesan.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
And, this one comes in fun colors.
Leave it up to someone in Arizona to invent this first.
Monday, June 15, 2009
First, find a cute container. This is one Ann had registered for at Target.
Fill it with diapers to give the basket height.
Okay, now back to the tutu. Is that not just the most precious thing you have ever seen? Totally impractical. Yes. But, I mean how could you not want one after seeing this picture???
Sunday, June 14, 2009
And, since new inventory is always coming in Habitat has been trying to find an easy and efficient way to get the news out to their followers, so a blog was a great solution! Right now the only stuff on the blog are sample posts from training but I am going to add it to my blog roll and encourage you to check it out. Also, the ReStore accepts donations from those in construction to those renovating their homes, so if you are ever wondering where to send those still nice but unwanted items, you have your place! They will even pick it up from you!
Also, I want to invite you guys to 200th home dedication. This is a huge deal for Habitat and the City of Tulsa. Through the donations of time and money from thousands of volunteers Habitat has been able to place over 200 families in simple, affordable housing. I had the opportunity to work (well that is debatable...) on this house yesterday and the family of four is thrilled to move into their first home.
Lastly, I am also raising money for Habitat's 20 years, 200 houses celebration. Please consider making a donation to this wonderful cause.
Friday, June 12, 2009
I love this Etsy Mobile. It is so cute! I think you decorate it yourself with scrapbook paper...so....that might be a challenge. But, the final product looks super cute.
This mobile, also from Etsy, is so cute and you can customize the little fabrics.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
And, you guys, when I got home today I got the cutest thing from etsy delivered today for a shower this weekend. I took pics and cannot wait to post. You will die from cute overload. I know the suspense is killing you.
Also, I have Zumba tonight and it always puts me in a better mood. It also makes me crave Mexican food. (Hey, have you guys used the new search feature on my blog? Wow, that made my life so much easier than having to search through the archives for the link. Try it!)
Tomorrow/this weekend since the bird theme is such a hit I will post some more "finds" for you guys. While I am at it, have I ever directed you guys to www.thefind.com? If not, you must go there. Type in whatever you need and sort by price and you can get some really great deals from stores you would have otherwise not heard of. Have I already shared that little gem? I cannot for the life of me remember what I type on here. But, repeating stories is what I do, so I am just keepin it real.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:52 PM
So, here are my rants for the day.
1- Ordered some signage for an event. Was to have it delivered today. Got an email at 5 yesterday...a part for the printer is missing but we should get it tomorrow. Phone call today...so sorry but we cannot print your graphics. Um, yeah. Figure out a way to get them printed--we have NO recommendations for you!!!!!
I need them tomorrow and you are a printing company. Do not leave it up to the customer to call around AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE to find someone else to do the work. And, have it be told it will be double because it is a RUSH. I am so frustrated I could cry.
I owned my own business for three years. I cannot imagine calling a bride the day before her wedding only to say a flower didn't come in. That happened. More times than I can count. But, my sorry ass called every damn florist in town, stalked Sams, took money of my own pocket to make sure the bride was pleased and was never the wiser.
Apparently I have some kind of super Customer Service gene that is not being used by the rest of the population. How can I find a way to make money off this?
2- Two Today Show issues got on my nerves this morning. I don't consider myself overly opinionated but today I will be.
Issue A - David Letterman's joke about Sarah Palin's daughter.
Tacky, not appropriate and I cannot stand someone who won't apologize and just admit they made a mistake. (Can you see a recurring theme??)
Issue B - Miss California being asked to resign/kicked out/whatever.
Why is it okay to have an opinion only if it matches popular opinion? Unfair, imo. I personally believe in equal rights for everyone but she was caught in a question that was wayyyy controversial and everyone got questions about world peace.
Okay, rant over. Hopefully next time you talk to me my world will be sunnier. UGH!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 12:11 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
You guys...those are bloomers!!! For $20 and free shipping, seriously a steal.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:49 PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
And, in other psued0-celebrity/reality tv show news (and because The Lost Ogle is my new favorite blog) there will be auditions for the Real World 22 (OMG - I still remember Julie and Eric from season 1 and I swear I have watched every season since then...I am so lame. And old. I don't think I am even in the demographics for this show) in OKC.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
1 = ☺
So, for those of you who have been living in the dark age's with me, you can now pretend you knew this forever...like I will from here on out.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
8 things I am looking forward to (in no particular order):
1- Going to Chicago in July!
a. It is my favorite US city
b. I get to see my friend Mindy
2- Seeing my nephew Max this weekend
3- My sister moving to Tulsa
4- My sister having her baby!!!
5- Throwing showers for my sister and million friends that are pregnant. (I so love a good party.)
6- Going to dinner at Michael Fusco's tomorrow night with Tommy.
7- Seeing puppies. I have no idea when that will happen but I always look forward to the day I see a puppy.
8- The Griffin cookout on Saturday - laying by the pool, sun, good food and little Max will be there!
8 things I did yesterday:
1- Went to work
2- Girl's night at Leon's!
3- Lunch with my former boss and coworker at Chili's - so fun!
4- Seriously my day yesterday was so lame I am having trouble coming up with something even remotely interesting to fill you in.
5- Oh - Mindy knows Ed on the Bachelorette and I missed the beginning Monday so I watched it online.
6- I think I watched some House Hunters episodes.
7- Brushed my teeth. Twice.
8- Um, yeah. I got nothing.
8 things I wish I could do:
1- Take a Zumba class more than once a week.
2- Take a trip to Italia! I am soooo on a Europe kick. I swear I look up plane tickets daily.
3- Take a nap.
4- Cook. And enjoy it.
5- Find a housekeeper.
6- Work on a TV show. I think I would be good at behind the scene interviews. Except for asking the personal awkward questions. I can already hear the crickets chirping.
7- Go to the set of The Office and be Pam for a day. Well, administrative professional Pam. Not new salesperson Pam. I just want to know what they are really working on behind their computer screen and really, I think it would just be fun.
8- Meet Donny Deustch, the Today Show cast and Joel McHale.
Shows I watch:
1- The Soup
2- The Today Show
3- House Hunters
4- House Hunters International
5- The Bachelor/Bachelorette
6- My First Place
7- Property Virgins
8- Ace of Cakes
And, there are so many more. I love tv.
5- Honey Dew
8 Places I would like to travel:
2- All 50 states...I think I have about 20 to go.
7- St. Lucia
8 place I have lived:
1- Shreveport, LA
2- Tulsa, OK
3- Stillwater, OK
That is awfully boring....
Since I only have about 3 friends who regularly read this, you guys are the lucky winners:
You are tagged!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 7:01 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I love, love, love a party with details. Oddly, I do not entertain much. My house only comfortably holds about 5 people, so finding seating and watching my 27" tv is not that fun. But, I still love a good party. One of my favorite books is Real Simple Celebrations. There are so many simple and inexpensive ideas for your home or event.
From the Real Simple website, here are some really fun tips: