Call the Preppies In

Call the preppies in is a little throw back to something that we used to say where I grew up. It’s a deviation of Call the cows in since I grew up on a ranch in Midlo, TX, and yes that stands for “middle of nowhere”. Well, actually, that’s my BFF’s interpretation of my hometown. I have an amazing family, wonderful friends, and the most rewarding job in the world- I teach.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Every Vote Counts!!

Just got caught up with grading and now I'm off to VOTE.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I Miss NYC

I want to go back VERY SOON. "B" and I talked about me flying the last week of Christmas vacation. That means we would get to spend New Years together in NY. How exciting! :) Too bad it doesn't work out for us to be there on our BDay's- mine is on the 22nd and his is on the 27th. We'll both be 31! Doesn't seem real!!! I'll be skiing in Colorado w/ girlfriends and he'll be on a Caribbean island w/ his fam.

We watched the both of these movies this weekend.

They were both really good! :) Jessica Simpson was adorable playing the role of a small town girl in the Big City. I have to say, that I could relate to several of the things she experienced in the flick. :) If you have not seen it - add it to your Netflix of Blockbuster Queue. I added it this summer while in NY and just now got it. Oh, well, better late than never.
Catherine Zeta- Jones was great working as a chef in a restaurant in Manhattan.
"B" and I had a great "retreat" together! :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Give Away

This is my 1st time to post a give away. This is ADORABLE!

If I don't win I'm thinking about buying one for myself. Oh, and the monogrammed recipe cards are a must! :) So many cute ones to choose from. Here are a few that I like.

If you're not one of the 200+ people that have registered to win yet, then go now..only a few days left. Don't forget to mention that CTPI sent you. If you win, I win too!! ;)
Visit Monogram Chick

Go Mavs

The free tickets were much better than I was expecting. They were Platinum Level- face value $98..not too shabby.
Mavs played the Chicago Bulls in their first pre-season opener. They did lose, but it was still a ton of fun. :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

State Fair

My lil' bro getting his steer ready to show. He ended up placing 13th out of like 70 plus steers in his class. Only the top 10 in the class make the sale. Better luck next time. He did a really good job showing it. I always enjoy watching him :)

I got to take Baby Lola to the State Fair!! She is absolutely adorable- but a TON OF WORK. Gammi & I were pretty pooped after just a few hours! Best arm workout I've ever had!! No kidding! Go Moms..all you guys must have extremely toned arms. Mine were sore for days after carrying her around. It was all very worth it. I had a blast, so did she. She liked the pig's better than the Moo Moo's. Wish Mom could have joined. :(

I'm back...

In the swing of things....

Sorry to leave my fellow blog friends in the dark. Lot's has been going on and I've been dying to post. I'm feeling much better. Thanks for the sweet comments. :) I have a feeling this will be the first of several posts this weekend. I got out of school early today for Homecoming..i know , so sweet, right? Too bad and sad that the girls can not wear their mums to school. I know they're a huge distraction, but such a Texas thing.
So, after school today I went to get a car wash and was then southbound 35...Yep. I'm in Austin right now spending the weekend w/ an old friend.. We are having our own "little retreat". Kim- don't me mad at me plz!! :)
The trip down was very long and traffic was backed up for miles when i hit dwntwn traffic. I was just cruising along in the Beamer (that is no longer sick since I spent $1100 to get it fixed) and then what happens??!! Uh..huh. All of a sudden in rush hour traffic it completely dies and people start honking - so embarrassing- I was like PLZ God- I do not want to make Austin news right now. So, God heard me and my car started back up!! Thank goodness! We'll just say it was a "computer foul".

That's all for now...about to eat pot pie w/ "B" and catch up. :)

Oh..and BFF..I got your txt about the Tori B online 25% off sale. Just go ahead and pick out your bday gift. :) That's the VERY LEAST I CAN DO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Thank goodness it's Friday and I get to go home and go to bed. I knew last night when I left my JL meeting I was getting sick. Bad thing is that since I'm sick the school nurse says no to my free flu shot. Darn it! Should have not put it off. I was planning on running in the Race for the Cure tomorrow morning, but something tells me that I won't make that big of a difference- they are expecting like 19,000 people! I still need to go get a mani/pedi for date tomorrow night w/ "E". We have charity event to go to. :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend and Go Tech- Beat A&M!!!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It goes to show..

One person, one idea at a time can change the lives of many children.

I want to share this story with you about a bus driver in our district.
Pretty cool and inspirational. :)

Three years ago, (we'll just refer to him as "Mr. B") began a reading program on his bus. Students would read on the buses to and from school and he would give away a little prize (pencil/eraser, etc..) to the student who read the most each week. As the year progressed, several teachers began noticing that their students were improving in the area of reading. When the teachers asked their students about their progress, they told them that they were reading on the bus…

Now in year three of the program, the “Reading Riders” program has spread to seventeen of our district buses. The program was featured in the National Transportation Magazine this summer, our district started receiving phone calls from across the United States on how to get the program started. The program has received letters of congratulations from the Governor Rick Perry AND from the President of the United States, President Bush.

Amazing how one idea can go a long way :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday Ramblings..

Where does the time go???
Seriously. It just amazes me how quickly time flies! I just now got home and my day started @ 5am this morning w/ my morning jog. Got to school to find that my ac was not working so I was pretty much stuck in a hot and humid classroom full of teenagers that were sweaty and stinky- Ewwwwwww!! It's days like today that make me wonder what in the world I am doing teaching 7th grade? Especially when they ask me things like - Miss..Did you not get a chance to flat iron your hair this morning? It looks different- I mean heavens for bid it be a little more poofier (sp?) than normal..oh and the rumor is that I take my fingers run them across my chalkboard and that's how I get my eyeshadow!! Ugh?? What in the world? I started dying laughing. Guess I've been applying the Bobbi Brown highlighter stick a little too heavily!! LOL :) We did get to talk about rumors bc I asked if anyone had actually seen me do that and they all said no. Exactly, which is why that would be a rumor! :)

Do you ever feel like you should get more done at the end of the day? I've been feeling this more than I ever have lately. Is it bc more is expected from us?? I blame it on technology.

I did win tickets to the Mavericks game today. Go me! I won 6 of them for next Tuesday night Mavs vs. Bulls at the AA Center- plan on taking the Fam. Wish me luck w/ that. I was the first to answer a trivial question correctly and respond via email- thanks to google I was able to find it quickly. :)

Just got home from tutoring a girl w/ her Trig- (we went over an hour bc she has a test tomorrow and was not even close to being ready for it), plan to watch the 3rd and final debate (hoping that they will actually go back and forth w/ issues that I need to know answers to), make scrapbook page for JL directory, call friend "C" back that I have been putting off, and then go to bed to wake up and start all over again tomorrow.

Finally, I have some very exciting news to share hopefully by Monday! I'm thinking about traveling Europe this summer for 30 days w/ a friend..more details to come.

Hope everyone has a Terrific Thursday tomorrow :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008


To really know the face behind this mask??

Better yet this one......

Do you think people are actually going to wear these to Halloween costume parties??!! How funny!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I was Boo'ed today!

I received this precious little Halloween treat in my mailbox at school today full of candy and nuts. I wanted to share it bc it's a great way to get into the Trick-or-Treat spirit and it's work friendly. :) You could just copy the saying and start passing "BOO" along.
Have fun. :)

This treat is for you,
We hope you enjoy,
The idea is simple,
One we hope you employ.
You pass "BOO" along to 3 other neighbors,
Along with any kind of Halloween favors.
If we all do our part,
And spread the good cheer,
By Halloween night it will be very clear.
We're a friendly bunch,
We like to share fun
So please do your part
And keep "BOO" on the run!

I might try to find the time to make these tonight for my 3 neighbors.

Makes about 15
12 ounces white chocolate chips
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Lollipop sticks
Mini chocolate chips
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
Melt white chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over simmering water; stir occasionally. Remove bowl; mix in oil. Drop 1 tablespoon of mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Use the back of a teaspoon to quickly spread into a ghost. Place a lollipop stick at the base, spinning to coat. Add chocolate chip eyes. Refrigerate ghosts 5 minutes, then peel off.

Or...these- Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies

12 ounces of white candy coating, white chocolate or vanilla bark
(I use Candiquik vanilla flavored candy coating)

1 package of nutter butter peanut butter cookies

1 small package of miniature M&M's
(I usually buy a regular size package and set the extras out in a candy dish.)

Be prepared for this one. Everything happens pretty fast or the bark will harden before you are done.

Set out either a sheet of waxed paper or cooking parchment paper on the table.

Melt the bark according to the instructions on the package.

Dip the nutter butter cookies into the melted bark until the cookies are completely white.

Lay the dipped cookie on the paper.

Get two mini M&M's (I use two of the same color but you don't have to) and put them on one end of the cookie for eyes before the outer shell hardens.
This works best if you have someone to help. One can dip and the other can do the eyes.

Let the candy covered cookies harden.

Remove from paper and put into a bowl or arrange on a plate. Cover tightly until ready to serve.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Junior League

Holiday Magic!!!
If you were like me and not able to catch the Forth Worth JL Christmas craft fair then you should try to make this one! If you are in the Arlington/Dallas area and would like to have an invite mailed to you then email me and I can send you one. :) It has coupons in it and we have partnered up w/ 1,300 retailers who will donate a portion of their proceeds to JL. (Target, Macy's, Nordstroms- just to name a few)

click for more info....
Junior League of Arlington

My 2nd Award :)

Thank you Rickrack and Pom Poms for this award.

The Kreative Blogger Award requires that you list 6 things that make you happy

6 things that make me happy:

*Blogging :)- Does make me happy , BUT does it mean you have a prob when you wake up in the middle of the night bc you have a "blog idea" or think you heard the buzz from your blackberry letting you know that one of your favorite blogs posted something new???!!

*Pencils on my desk that are all sharpened to my liking.

*College Football

*Back Porch Time w/ the fam watching my brothers and friends shoot at the deer decoy, Dad cooking on the grill, Mom reading, and Grams just taking it all in :)

*When a student "gets it"- taught exponents today and i did see a few light bulbs turn on. :)


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Think Pink

Go directly to the Hanky Panky website and order!
Direct contribution to Komen for the Cure.

Plus they are having a sale.

I'm swinging by 7-11 on my way to church in the morning :) These are adorable and look really Yummy right now! Better get to bed or else I might hop in my car and see if they make early Sunday deliveries! LOL! :)

With 15 cents from each sale being donated to the Komen organization, 7-11 store hopes to raise between $25,000 and $50,000 for the national charity.

Go Tech

Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree (5) celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of a NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 in Manhattan, Kan.
Charlie Riedel - AP

Slept in today, went to the gym, and went over to "E"'s house to spend my Saturday on the couch watching college football.
So relaxing.

How did you score?


Congratulations! You’re the
next Cornelia Guest.


Honey, you’re not preppy—
you’re positively Puritanical.
Loosen up.


You are about as preppy as
Donatella Versace. But please
do invite us to your party. We
want to drink champagne in
your master bath. July/August 2007 • D HOME 111

Btw..i scored a 29 :)

Friday, October 3, 2008

What's your Preppy Quotient?

I happened to find this today while looking for a "preppy,cute math picture/icon" to use for our monthly classroom newsletter.

Take the quiz to find out if your more "Muffy" that stuffy

1. Thrift is:
a) A Protestant virtue. (3 points)
b) A synonym for “poor.” (1 point)
c) A sign of the devil. (2 points)

2. When a dear friend has a birthday, I
tend to give her:

a) A pillow with a personalized, needlepoint
message such as, “I’m not bossy. I
just have better ideas.” (3 points)
b) A Nambe ashtray. (1 point)
c) A Madame Alexander
collectible doll.
(2 points)

3. A calling card is:
a) A tool through AT&T that makes long
distance calling a breeze. (2 points)
b) A note that you may or may not leave
at the scene of an accident.
(1 point)
c) An embossed card with your personal
information on it. Left on social visits.
(3 points)

4. If money were no object, I would

a) An oil painting of my family. Or of a
mallard. Hard to say. (3 points)
b) Andres Serrano’s “Black Supper.”
(1 point)
c) Raphael’s “Madonna and Child.”
(2 points)

5. My couch can best be described
by these three words:

a) Black, leather, slippery. (1 point)
b) Slipcovered and washable.
(3 points)
c) Way too large. (2 points)

6. The word “summer” is a:

a) Verb. (3 points)
b) Noun. (2 points)
c) Noun and a verb. (1 point)

7. When entertaining party guests,
you allow them to roam:

a) Everywhere. It’s not a party until
everyone has seen the master bath.
(1 point)
b) The downstairs only. Unless a guest is
over-served, it’s not necessary for her to
venture into sleeping quarters. (3 points)
c) The length and width of the church
basement—the only place you entertain.
(2 points)

8. Cocktail hour begins:
a) At 5 p.m. on the dot. (3 points)
b) Whenever the urge hits. After all, it’s
always 5 p.m. somewhere. (1 point)
c) Never. (2 points)

9. Monograms are:

a) De rigueur. I learned the importance
of labeling when I went to camp in first
grade. (3 points)
b) Impossible. Nothing I own is a solid.
(2 points)
c) Silly. I know my initials. (1 point)

10. Take care not to knock over my:
a) Gold-plated Buddha. (1 point)
b) Ship models I inherited from my
grandfather. (3 points)
c) Hummels. (2 points)

11. My bookshelves feature the
complete works of:

a) John Cheever. (3 points)
b) Deepak Chopra. (1 point)
c) Bill O’Reilly. (2 points)

12. I refer to my window coverings as:
a) Drapes. (3 points)
b) Curtains. (2 points)
c) Fabulous. (1 point)

13. I can’t imagine the beach without my
a) Folding lawn chair. (2 points)
b) Fur chaise longue. (1 points)
c) Adirondack chair. (3 points)

14. My feelings about stripe usage in the

a) The more the merrier. (3 points)
b) No way. Reminds my husband of the
tax evasion allegations. (1 point)
c) Solids make more sense with the
Hummels. (2 points)

15. Seashells belong

a) On the beach.
(1 point)
b) In candy dishes.
(3 points)
c) Glued to
the nightlight.
(2 points)

Post your score and I'll reveal what the points mean tomorrow.
Have Fun! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I miss my BFF

I've been Tagged..

I was tagged by Preppy Pettit (sorry I still can't figure out how to hyperlink your site!)
So much for playing by the plz!

Here goes..
1. I keep all my future wedding plans- addresses, guest list, dress ideas, pics, favors, hotels, etc tucked inside a notebook and keep it under my bed. I love to read magazines in bed at night, so if I find something that I like I can just hop down from my bed and tuck it away. :)

2. I could eat Cheetos and drink Vodka everyday for the rest of my life and be completely happy.

3. During my work week first thing I do when I wake is up run to the kitchen to get my bowl of Cheerios and diet coke. Then I run back and crawl in bed, get back under covers and watch news. Oh..and I also like to make peanut butter and graham crackers houses on my plate while double dipping in the PB jar.

4. I don't feel a day over 20. I know I should but I don't.

5. I keep a journal in my purse and write down things that made me happy or sad that day. No, not my therapists idea- it was mine. Plus, I only get like 10Min's w/ him anyway!

6. I think at times that I do not have kids for a reason. I really do think I might be one of those "psycho" cheer Moms one day.

7. I'm counting down the

Now I tag

Hola Lola
Pretty in Pink
Preppy Pink Crocodile
Rantings of a Fashion Addict
Cupcakes and Cashmere
Preppy Princess
Southern Newlywed
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