Friday, April 30, 2010

I. Die.

Y'allllllll!! There is a fab giveaway going on at Gussy Has a Lot to Say (and Sew) that you must enter! She's giving away a gorgeous necklace from Uniquely E Jewelry. The purple and gold beaded chain is soooo would be great for work, dinner dates, cocktails...really anything. Please head on over and enter to win. Also, look into Gussy's beautiful bags and blankets and buy bunches.

I am soooo sooo sooo coveting this ring from Uniquely E Jewelry. I just ran over and grabbed it!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

THE Shoes.

I love these shoes. I mean...I LOVVVVVVVVE these shoes!!! They were a gift from my uber-sweet boyfriend for my 30th birthday. It made being old just a smidge better. I think I have worn them maybe once after my birthday bash. And I don't really plan on wearing them again...

Wellllll, maybe one more time. Specifically whenever the BF and I decide to get hitched. I could care less if they match the colors we pick out or go with the vibe/theme. I WILL BE WEARING THESE SHOES!

They are currently sitting propped up in their box on my cluttered dresser. Every time I pass them I smile. They just make me happy. I really don't want to put so much of my happiness into something material....but they're red satin! And have little bows!!

I guess...the moral of the story is...the giddiness I feel when I look at the smooth lipstick-red satin is the same giddiness I feel when I look at my boyfriend. (Except, of course, when he's snoring...or working on his bear imitation...I'm still not convinced it's truly snoring.) And when we take some giant life changing plunge together I want to be reminded of that. So don't be surprised when we have children if I'm wearing them in the maternity ward.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Twitter Twatter can either pronounce that title twaht-ter or twaaaatter. Up to you. I prefer the first one because I have the humor of a 13 yr old boy. Hah. :)

Anyway...and yes, it is 'anyway' not 'anyways' with an s on the end. That drives me insane. I know I'm not a perfect writer and my grammar is questionable (I am from Texas...let's not kid ourselves!) but come on. There is no need for an s on 'anyway'. Also, if you're going to write me a bitchy email at work asking for your money back PLEASE make certain that muther-trucker has been edited by an English professor. PET PEEVE ALERT!

Sorry about the tangent...I'll get to the point now. I have a brand spanking new twitter account just for this here bloggity blog! Woot woot! Please follow me on Twitter. My new "handle" is @painteddaughter. goes with the blog! And I like to call it a "handle". Not a twitter name or whatever we're supposed to call it. I'm trying to keep my original "handle" of @Ma_Jess for me personally. If you're following me there please follow me as @painteddaughter, too! It'll be fun! I swear! :)


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Meet The Gent.

This is my sweet boy. He goes by Baxter Chico and is 3.5 yrs old. He's the best doggy everrrr. He knows when I'm happy, sad, and mad...he also knows how to change my mood from sad/mad back to happy. His tongue sticks out at all times. He's overweight. He has issues with other dogs...except our neighbor's pit bull, Roxy. He loves his sweet girl! They have staring contests with one another from their respective balcony. I thought I'd give a small intro to Chico Suave. He's a major player in my game of life so I hope to have more posts about him. I could write hilarious stories about him almost on the daily. Maybe I'll make Saturday mornings the time for Baxter stories...since I don't get to sleep past 8:30 on the weekends because someone thinks he needs to be up and at 'em! ;)

**Ohhhh....I just went through a bunch of Chico pics. Tyra would be so proud of his ability to smize. He's totally America's Next Top Model material.**

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I'll be honest...I'm not the most Earth friendly gal. I try. I really do. I make sure to turn the water off while I'm brushing my teeth and try to run the dishwasher with an absurd amount of dishes in it. And just recently I added an extra $4 to my energy bill (yikes...extra $$$ to that bill?) in order to join this Drive Neutral project with Green Mountain Energy. I've utilized Green Mountain for years...I pay a wee bit more per kW but it makes me feel a bit better. The BeGreen Texas Driver program plants 17 trees in a national reforestation project with each $4. Supposedly the 17 trees offsets five metric tons of CO2. I face a grueling 60 mile round trip commute five days a week. I hate it. I hate sitting in traffic. I hate what I'm doing to the Earth. I hate what I'm doing to my wallet. I hate that DFW has such shitty, expensive, limited mass transit. So. I do what I can. And if that means adding four extra smackers to my electric bill...I'm cool with it. Click the link below to visit the BeGreen Texas Driver program info page. And look into what little things you can do in your community to help out. I think if we all give just a smidge we will accomplish a lot! Never takes a village!