What was in my Birchbox? Well let me tell you! Since September is almost over, it is the perfect time to highlight my Birchbox from this month. To me, this box was filled with goodies that have me thinking about fall. Now, if only the weather would cooperate!
Ruffian Nail Lacquer in Hedge Fund—This color is perfect for fall. With this color on your fingertips, you will have money on your mind! Check out how it looked on me (ps– I did that mani all by myself!)
Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream—I love this hand cream, it smells wonderful and makes your hand feel baby soft. If you put this on before you went to sleep and then put on gloves or socks (whatever you have) your hands would thank you!
Sarahpotempa The Half-Up—In theory, I love what this product is about. Since I have a few layers in my hair, it did not wrap up the way it should have. I think it’s a great product, but I just didn’t work for me.
Coastal Scents Neutral Mirage Palette Set—I am a huge fan of warm colors. These four colors are perfect coffee shades for fall.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Bon Genre—I love the way this smells! It has me thinking of warm night by the fireplace with a latte in hand.
Sometimes people call my place of work “Disney World.” It is hard for people to understand what we really do as social media managers. I can tell you one thing, we do more than “play on Facebook and Twitter all day.”
We have been hosting Twitter chats at work called #HashOuts. Today our topic: all about h&8th (a OKC night food market) and local food trucks! It was a huge hit and it was great to see the community talking with their favorite food trucks. Speaking of food trucks…
My favorite ice cream truck (Roxy’s Ice Cream) made a visit to our office! They sold ice cream from our parking lot for almost an hour. You know me; I loaded up with a double scoop cone of salted caramel. It was perfect, like always! So yeah, maybe I do work at the Oklahoma version of “Disney World.”
Over and out,
Here is the deal; I have been a fan of Brit Brit since way back when. Even when she shaved her head and went crazy, I still stood beside her like a loyal fan. To me, she can do no wrong. So last night, I was watching E! News and they had a short interview with her. I learned more about my favorite pop princess.
- She does not drink (Good for you Brit!)
- She does not gamble (Me neither…too scary)
- She would rather buy shoes instead (Ummmmm….Are we twins separated at birth?)
- How does she celebrate? Simply put, miss B likes to go shopping at Nordstrom (Girl I love you even more)
- Ohh and she loves pizza
With all of that being said here is my open letter to Miss Spears.
I think you are amazing! Anytime you want to go shopping at Nordstrom when you are in the south, girl you just let me know and I will be there! We will find the perfect pair of new shoes (or maybe just a “few”). From all of that shopping we will have worked up an appetite. I will find us the perfect place to eat and we can have a dance party in the car on the way there. We will arrive at the best pizza joint and chow down on some pizza.
Fall might be my favorite time of the year. Maybe it has something to do with college football, jeans, boots, and sweaters. On the other hand, I think it has more to do with the month of October or as I like to call it—Lindsey’s Birthday Month. Yes, birthday month, I celebrate all month long! Either way you look at it, fall is here! PS—Check out these awesome Kate Spade booties I scored at Nordstrom Rack!
Yesterday, I decided to get back into the kitchen and bake some cupcakes! Martha Stewart once again served as my inspiration. I found a pumpkin cupcake recipe that smells better than any pumpkin spice candle. When you take these babies out of the oven your house will be overwhelmed with pumpkin and spice smells. This batch makes 18 cupcakes, enough for you to enjoy and share with friends!
◦ 2 cups all-purpose flour
◦ 1 teaspoon baking soda
◦ 1 teaspoon baking powder
◦ 1 teaspoon coarse salt
◦ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
◦ 1 teaspoon ground ginger
◦ 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
◦ 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
◦ 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
◦ 1 cup granulated sugar
◦ 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
◦ 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
◦ 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, and eggs. Add dry ingredients, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in pumpkin puree.
3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about halfway. Bake until tops
spring back when touched, and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating pans once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
Top these with your favorite cream cheese frosting and you are good to go!
Hello there! I know it has been a while since we have last talked—I apologize for that. Here is a quick Lindsey life update for the things you need to know now:
#1) I have a husband!
That’s right ladies and gentlemen; Jered and I tied the knot Saturday, May 18th around 6:30 p.m. If you didn’t make it to the party, don’t worry—I will be sharing pictures with you very soon!
#2) I am no longer a 4-H Educator!
Yep, your eyes do not lie—I am no longer employed with Oklahoma State University in Pottawatomie County. I said goodbye to my tiny humans and hello to a new opportunity.
#3) Blogging is in my job title!
My friend Brooke packed her bags and moved to be closer to her soon to be husband. I thought she had the coolest job in the world, so I gathered up my courage and applied. I was lucky enough to be the person they hired! I am the travel writer and social media manager for Chickasaw Country. There are 13 counties in south central Oklahoma that I cover! You have to check it out and plan a visit–it would be fun!
That’s all for now,
Picking out wedding invitations can be a challenging process. There are so many things you have to consider. Here are some questions to talk about as a couple to make the decision – making process go over smoothly.
1. Do you want your invitation to match the Save the Date card? (Font styles and overall theme)
2. How formal is your wedding? (garden party or black tie)
3. Do you need direction cards?
4. Are you going to have RSVP cards?
5. What do you want your invitation to say? (Traditional or nontraditional)
Once you have these questions answered, it will be easier for you to look at designs because you now have an idea of what you want in mind. The next step is finding that perfect design that fits your special day. I was lucky to come across Minted.com. It is a website that has all kinds of invitations, stationary, and most importantly—unique designs. You can even order samples to make sure the designs look even better printed on paper!
If you are looking for save the dates, wedding invitations, thank you notes, moving announcements, or just new personal stationary, I highly recommend you check this online shop out. I promise you will not be disappointed. I also have a deal for you since you are my friend. Minted will give you $25 towards your purchase of $50 or more! Yes, you read that right $25 OFF!
This past weekend Jered’s office was transformed into a wedding workspace, or as I like to call it, a “wedding sweatshop”. We had an assembly line going putting together invitations like it was our life calling until we noticed we ran out of invitations. Let’s just say math is not my strongest skill, but never fear, the remaining invitations were ordered on Sunday and should be here by Friday. Below are a few of my wedding invitation tips for you:
1. Once you have your wedding invitation assembled, make sure to weigh it. It might take more postage than what you think. (Speaking from experience)
2. The return address usually goes on the back flap of the envelope.
Happy envelope stuffing,
Life as a 4-H Educator can be a crazy, especially during the spring thanks to the numerous livestock shows. For the last few weeks, my high heel shoes have taken a back seat to my cowboy boots, dresses exchanged for jeans and a button down polo, and fabulous hair to a simple and functional ponytail. Growing up I always joked that livestock shows are a beauty pageant for livestock. Truth be told, some animals get more attention and have better beauty regimens than some humans.
At the beginning of March, I made my way back to Osage County to watch my youngest brother, Jack. It was his very first Jr. Livestock Show as an exhibitor. The old barn that myself and generations before me have shown in holds a lot of memories and emotions. Jack, who is also a social butterfly, looks like he had no problem making new friends during that week.
The following week it was time for the Pottawatomie County Jr. Livestock Show. While working the ring taking cards or passing out ribbons, I made it my goal to tell every youth congratulations or good job. I know that they have worked year-round for these contests and their hard work does not go unnoticed by me.
Just winding down is the Oklahoma Youth Expo, the world’s largest Jr. Livestock show. Pretty impressive deal when you think about it. The 77 counties in Oklahoma all seem to have a presence at this event and it is something to see. My 4-H members have had a great time at OYE this year and I am so proud of each of them. It has been fun seeing all of the results via Twitter this year. Check out #OYE2013 to see some of the tweets from the past two weeks.
As a 4-H Educator I wear numerous different hats and juggle a constant calendar of events. Livestock shows are very high stress, however I am so glad that they exist. Livestock projects are an amazing way for youth to gain life skills and continue to grow with their project. I am so happy my parents saw it as a valuable investment in my future. There is something that you gain from participating in livestock projects that is hard to find anywhere else. For those experiences, I am truly thankful for the way they shaped me into the person I am today.
What did your livestock project teach you?