Thursday, October 28, 2010


Not sure what happened but Blogger decided it didn't like my header and background and it's gone!

 If anyone is "out there", be patient with me while I try to get a new design up.  Strange things happening in the blog world!  Maybe this is a sign....and I'll come back bigger and better!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


So, we've heard it rumored before but now, even the business section of the Dallas Morning News is confirming....  Northpark Mall here in Dallas is gettting an H&M!

I've had a couple brief experiences in H&M and can't wait for more!  According to reports, the store should be opening late 2011 - abouta  year!  I know some people are put off by the quality of H&M clothing, but for those of us who can't afford refuse to pay Neiman Marcus prices on a trendy piece that we may or may not wear more than a handful of times, this type of store suits me just fine!

That being said, I seriously already contemplated the fact that by the time the store opens, our lease will be up on our current house and we have every intention of moving back down that way.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  Or maybe it's fate.  HA!

Monday, October 25, 2010

A new do!

So, I'm pretty much lame a rebel.  You know how most people cut their hair short for the heat of the summer and wear it longer in the winter.  Not me!  Nosirrreeee...  I do just the opposite!  And it's pretty predictable.  I grow my hair out all summer long, get my highlights just the way I want them and then, with the hopes of cooler weather around the corner, I feel the need to winterize!  So here is a before:

and after:

Whatcha think?  Can you even tell from these pictures?  Should I have stayed long and light?  Or keep changing things up?

Friday, October 22, 2010

It'll be here before you know it

Last weekend, I had a dear friend tell me that I need to be medicated after explaining that I woke up at 8:00 on a Saturday and couldn't go back to bed because my mental list was driving me crazy.  WHAT, me medicated?!?!?!  Seriously, I wouldn't be the same person if I wasn't constantly planning, constantly figuring out what needed to be done when and how.  It almost defines me.  I love events.  I love planning. In fact the planning and anticipation of a vacation, party or even just a night out is sometimes more fun for me than the real deal.  So, with that as my disclaimer, I pose the following quesiton:  have you started planning, shopping, listing, etc. your Christmas presents?   I HAVE!  I'm so excited about my progress.  I think this year I'll be done before Thanksgiving gets here.  How great is that?  Then, that leaves the hustle and bustle of "the season" behind and I can relish in the moments.  Again, how great is that?  I obviously am pretty pumped up about it!

Maybe I'll give a sneak peak into some of the loot.... you just never know!

Have a good weekend!

Dear Friday

Dear Friday,

I know it hasn't been long since I last saw you, but I have so been waiting for your return.  Last week, you came and went without hardly any acknowledgment, taking Saturday and Sunday along with you.  Please don't be such a stranger.  Let's spend some quality time appreciating each other today, ok? 

With mucho respect,

C Turn

P.S.  Leave my Saturday and Sunday alone!  They for SURE need to hang around more.  Love, C Turn.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Is it Friday yet?

So, remember me saying that this week would be nice because I was going to get a little break from the chaos of work on Tuesday?  Well, that only made today even crazier!  BRING ON THE WEEKEND!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Link Worth Sharing...

As new as I am to blogging, I must confess that one of the reasons it took me so long to get started blogging besides sheer laziness is that I was worried about privacy issues.  I came across the link from a blog my sister in lawfollows called The Polka Dot Pig.  She had a great tip on protecting your photos that is definitely worth checking out if you're a blogger.  Plus, she does some really cute design work! 

Just thought it was worth sharing.  And if you want to pull pictures from my blog, just comment and I can email them on a case by case basis.  I hope to have more pictures up in the future so I thought I would protect myself now.

Oh, Mondays!

Oh, Mondays!  How I loathe you.  I mean, seriously.  My alarm must have gone off three or four times this morning before I was able to tear myself out of bed.  And the dogs?  Oh, don't even dream of trying to get the dogs up early on a Monday.  Those sweet babies need their sleep.  For real, they wouldn't get out of bed this morning.  At all.  Here's to hoping Dude's Dude let them out before he left for work.  Because when I left for work, they looked like this...

Could you please be quiet and turn the lights out? 

Anyways, that's about all I wanted to do was snuggle up with my favorite, Dude's Dude, and sleep the day away.  After our busy weekend in OKC (or not so busy but away from all our chores, etc), I could have used a day of catch up. 

At least this is kind of a short week.  Dude's Dude and I are both attending a speaker series tomorrow and are both pretty pumped up about a day out of the office, and hanging out together the amazing speakers....  Here's a sneak peak:
And my personal fav....former First Lady, Laura Bush!  Dont'cha just lover her?  Such a class act. 

That's all for now... Have a great week!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Well, here goes...

So after months of stalking reading blogs daily every once and a while, I've decided to give in jump on the bandwagon and start a blog.  To be fair, I'm not sure anyone will care about "follow me" and what I have to say but if nothing else, this gives me a place to keep a journal.  PLUS, since I consider myself a writer by hobby and my husband (who I will call "Dude's Dude" on here, simply because he is worried about "over sharing" in the blog world) has jokingly (I think?) said funny things and then told me to write it down for his stand up routine.  Seriously, ya'll... he's pretty funny.  But stand up?  Anyways, I digress.  This blog will serve our need to memorialize all the craziness of our lives and hopefully help us stay in touch with all our out of town family and friends.