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February 28, 2011

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

In a world of pregnant people, I stand alone. Of the 5 girls in my family I'm the only one without a child. 3 are in process and 1 has been lovingly terrorizing my life for 5 years. I truly love each of my sisters in different ways.

Do I feel left out? I'd be lying if I said no.
Is my life constantly filled with talk about babies and children? Yes.
Do I mind? No. I like talking about baby stuff.
Do I wish I could be in that club? Yes, and no.

My husband is uncomfortable about the situation. He feels like he has nothing in common with the world of babies. He is in no way shape or form ready for a little one to grace our lives. He has too many ambitions that he sees as needing to be done with out the pressure of a child. And in all honesty, I agree with him.

Now, I'm not uncomfortable with anything that's going on. I'm happy for those people in my life who are expecting their own children. I can relate because I plan on being a mother some day. I can talk to them because I have so many people pregnant in my life that are going through the same thing. I just relay stories from one person to another. I don't mind that I don't have my own stories to tell....

It's not my time. I know that. And I know that it's not going to happen until the perfect moment. It'll be God saying, 'Alright Erin, I'm throwing this at you'. And that's OK with me.

Some people in my life are highly sensitive to my un-pregnant state. Actually, they may be more attune to this than I am. I'm constantly being apologized to for others bringing baby clothes, toys or such as a gift to the pregos in my life. I'm sometimes singled out or given special attention due to my baby-less state. And no matter how many times I tell people that I'm going last to make sure I learn from their mistakes, they don't believe me. (I kid)

I'm completely behind my husbands desire to make sure that we are in a stable, secure environment before bringing a child into our lives. He is the head of our household and I thrive on his structure and adherence to the plan for our lives. He says Med school is something that he has to do in order to feel as if he has done the best for our family that he possibly can. He is adamant that he wants to be out of the Army before our first child is born to ensure that nothing would ever separate him from his growing family except death itself. He needs to feel secure in the promise of a future that would maybe be hard on us in the beginning, but ultimately help us to live with out the fear of our children wanting for anything.

I think that this stems from the lack of leadership and stability from his father. It's no secret that Jake feels that his dad has never been there for him. That the respect for his father is almost non-existent. And because of the upheaval over the years, he has made a promise to himself to never be like that. And I respect and admire that.

Jake needs us to wait. He needs us to wait to have children far more than I need to have a child. My internal clock is turned off completely by his aspirations and drive for our lives. And while that is a huge, huge turn on for me, it assures me that our time will come. And when it does, God will bless us with children. When it's the right time. When it's our time. When it's HIS time, Jake and I will be blessed with our hearts desire and more.

And that's all right with me. I have a puppy on the way and I have a feeling that's about all that I'll be able to handle for a while.

Screen Adaptations

that's right. I' give you my list of screen Adaptations from books.

The Good:
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice BBC
The Lord of The Rings
The Chronicles of Narnia
Harry Potter

Want to see:
Any and all Jane Austen movies.

Look promising:
Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
The Help
Mr. Poppper's Penguins
Water for Elephants
Jane Eyre

The Dresses of Anne

Red Carpet. The Brown Duck. OpeningMusical Performance.Questionable. 'I just got a text form Charlie Sheen' Hahaha!My Fav.You would have done it too.Me Like.Better picture.Kinda weird.THE BEST!So chic!
Which was your favorite?

The Academy Awards

The bads

I love that she dropped the F-bomb in her acceptance speech. I can't stand her dress.
Oy vey!
The goods

Simple, chic, nicely done.
I actually really like this dress. She just had twins.
Sexy dame. I had better look like this when I'm in my 60's.
i adore her. This dress was good. The top is a little weird for me after seeing her in all the flowey and vintage inspired looks this season.
This is such a rock star dress. She's well on her way there.
The Stunnings

Simply georgous. What a dress!!!
I admit I was distracted by her boobs and the little appliques there when she slouched in the least bit, but the effect of the dress is amazing and to die for.
Can do NO wrong. The color, the drape, the hair, the jewelery, the shoes.
I actually LOVE this dress. I love love love it.
She knows how to dress her age and still be breath taking!
Takes the cake!!! My fav!

February 26, 2011

Esperanza Spalding

WHY O WHY wasn't I turned on to her sooner. O the talent!!!!!! I've seen the error of my ways. Please I'm gonna start downloading songs in a fury.

The amazing Esperanza Spalding.

Tell me what you think. Do you now respect her and love her as much as me?

Dear Girls,

Dears Girls of this age,
I understand that you think that short skirts are sexy. And I'll agree that, to a man, there is nothing better than showing some skin. (key word, SOME) However, are you really on the hunt for that kind of man? You truly want a man who would prefer you in a skin tight, mini skirt and boob flashing shirt? Really? You want a man that will show you off at face value?

Let me tell you a little bit about boys. They like the effort you put into impressing them. They like to be the reason you show off. However, once you are theirs, and I use the ownership of that phrase in the most positive butterfly feeling kind of way, they want to keep some mystery. If they see you flashing more skin than clothes, they're going to be turned off by your seemingly brazen and skin central style. Once you're theirs, they want that to be their own personal treat. Not a free show for anyone willing to take a gander at your gams and such.

I say this because while trying to impress men by shortening the skirts and showing skin, you are at the same time turning off the type of man who will look behind the facade of sex appeal to the true woman inside of you. The one who you will be able to laugh and cry with through the best and worst of times. It's those types of men who will love you no matter what you wear or how much makeup you have on. It's those types of men who will honor you for the rest of their lives and not even think twice about staying true to you...

I know that the desire to feel desired is there. It's a woman thing. We all want to stop men in their tracks with just one look.... But is that really the type of guy that you want? One that will see a woman in a mini and start drooling?

Appreciation from men starts first with self appreciation. Love yourself and the men will follow suit. Go for the look that leaves some to the imagination. The man in your life will feel more secure in your relationship and you will enjoy a relationship that goes more than skin deep.

Much love,
A married woman who wishes skirts were about an inch longer.

February 25, 2011

Glee Original Song

Glee's debut of their two original songs came out today, 'Loser like me' and 'Get it right'.

Listening to the Loser like me track I was pretty OK, I'm not a big fan of making Lea Michelle sound like every other teeny-bop songstress out there, until I heard the middle part where they start shouting/rapping.... YUCK. That part ruined the song for me. I'll sing along, Glee, but I won't ever adore that song.

Get it right sounds more like the Lea Michelle that we have been hearing throughout the show. I like the more acoustic sound (It's more my style). I like the theme of the song. It's a very popular topic. I like hearing more of what Lea is capable of doing with her voice. (Other than her typical blast your ears off belting out one note until you can picture her squinting her eyes because she's overcome by her powerful voice) It's a good one. i actually really like it.

To hear it for your self, head to ryansecrest.com and have a listen!

Victoria Beckam Street

I know her shoes have spikes on them, but I figures black stones would be a good replacement.
You could essentially get the same effect of the outfit substituting anything in the outfit with something of a similar color and cut.
I would just do black skinny jeans, white tee, black sweater, black heels and a gray scarf. Ta-da. Pretty much the same.
Gotta love the basics!

February 24, 2011

Farewell BalletMet

Yeah, my internship has come to a close. It was really interesting and such a great learning experience working there as an intern for so long.

I was going to try to stay on for 6 months, but Jake got offered a full time position as a Rad tech. The pay difference between a contingent and a full time Rad Tech is somethign like $6... In the wrong direction. So since we're going to working on $6 less an hour from Jake's job, I'm now unable to stay on as a non-paid intern at BalletMet when I could be getting paid to work at OSU. It sucks. I'm not happy. But that's life.

So maybe one day I'll get the chance to be in an inovative, caring, creative enviorment like that one again. Until then, hours of mind numbing busy work here I come.

February 23, 2011

So What Wednesday

This week I'm saying SO WHAT if...
  1. I ate WHOLE bag of carmel corn in 4 hours one day.
  2. I play Zuma Blitz on facebook more than I do anything else... especially facebook stalk other people I hardly know.
  3. I use the office duster compressed air can more often to ward off my co-workers than to ducst my computer. (Did you know that if you turn it upside down it freezes things.... The guys in the shop greatly appreciate this.)
  4. I talk to my sister's unborn child more than I do her in public.
  5. I am not really all that inspired by Pottery Barn and their expensive decor.

On the Horizon

Jake, SIL, her hubs and I all took a trip to the Ohio University area. Jake and I dropped off the love bird parent-to-be's to relive their college days on campus while we drove the 30 minutes to Coolville, OH to visit with our breeder.

We left the got up early, I went over to my parents house to let Toria (my mom's dog) out for the day, then showered and high-tailed it over to SIL's house so we could leave.

It was a good easy drive. SIL's hubs drove because he 'could do the drive in his sleep.' And quite frankly I was ok with that. It was much nicer not having to man the GPS and stay concious the whole tome... But I did anyway since SIL and I talked about everything under the sun. The boys were contently quiet. I'm sure we provided a nice droning noise as we went along.

Upon reaching OU campus we parked and went to find a place to eat. We ended up eating at O'Betty's Red Hot Dogs & Sausages. It was REALLY good and there was a little hotdog museum inside. It was pretty funny.

After lunch Jake and I left for Coolville and I was forced to man the GPS. Not my favorite job, but one I accept with grace. At least my hubs finds me useful in the car for something.

JP, Our breeder, was ready for us and eager to have us meet our little man.

HE WAS SO ADORABLE!!!!(doesn't Jake look like a proud papa?)

We stayed for an hour plus some. He was too precious to leave. But somehow we managed to do it.

Only 4-5 more weeks until he's home with us! And there will be much celebrating.

February 21, 2011

January Jones Very Plaid

I love the wide leg.
I guessed on the shoes.
What do you think?
I love how affordable everything is. I'm amazed at what I'm able to find. 2 points to me!!! Hahaha

A History Lesson

The costumes, The hair, the rich retelling of stories we know and events that happened.

The Historical movies that top them all:
  • Marie Antoinette
  • The 12 Commandments
  • Schindler's List
  • Titanic
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Brave heart
  • The Patriot
  • Black Hawk Down
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • The Last Samurai
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • The Duchess
  • Elizabeth
  • Man in the Iron Mask
  • Joan of Arc
  • Anna and the King
  • Inherit the Wind
  • 300

Ones I want to see:
  • The Kings Speech
  • Invictus
  • Gangs of New York
  • Cleopatra
  • Alexander
  • Agora
  • The New World
  • Vincere
  • Her Majesty, Mrs Brown
  • The Messenger
  • Pathfinder
  • Becket
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • Spartacus
  • The Passion of Christ
  • Tsar
  • Atonement

Not Out yet that might be interesting:
  • Mary Mother of Christ
  • Red Tails
  • The Kingdom of Solomon
  • Cleopatra (with Angelina Jolie)

February 20, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Congratulations to --------

Jen over at A Girl With Pearls & A Boy With Toys!!!

She has wont he CNS giveaway!


(I'll be emailing you shortly with the information. Once you get your item I'd love to hear a review!)

I hope I'll get to do something like this again soon!!!

February 19, 2011

Demi Lovato Street

Total cost for outfit: $163.80

Essentials to get the effect of the outfit: Sweater, boots, pendant necklace and scarf: $72.20

So cute and a good outfit for early spring!

February 18, 2011

Julianne Moore BAFTA's

This is the coctail dress version.

Something I've Noticed

Have you noticed that when some sites take celeb looks and find similar items for way lower prices..... But the lower prices are still kinda expensive? I adore these sites and love window shopping. But sometimes $98 for one piece of the outfit is still expensive... Maybe this is just the poor college graduate talking.

I think I'm going to turn their less expensive takes on outfits into something of my own. Truly affordable. Like no item over $50.

I'm going to take the outfits of some celebs and try to find the equivalent in the real world. There is no reason I can't find similar items from stores like Target, Forever 21, Charlotte Rouse, Payless, JC Penney, H&M, Wet Seal. And then Express, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, etc... when aplicable. The list goes on and on. These affordable stores have a lot to offer and I'm going to go searching.

So sometimes I'll do whole outfits from one store. Sometimes I'll mix and match stores.

If you know of affordable stores with online shopping, let me know. I'll add them to my list.

If you have specific outfits you want to see or challenge me with, bring it! You can email me at erin.patrice@yahoo.com.

I'm excited!

My Heart Calls Me to....

It's on my Bucket List....

February 17, 2011

Dont Forget to Enter!!!

The Giveaway ends Feb 20th. So you had better get in on this.

You could get things like these (all under $15):
East Side Collections dog collarsWeight balls
Stainless steel pin wheels for your garden
Samsonite Sammies kid's umbrellaLuggage tagsBud Rubber Ducks and piggy banksHome accents

All these items were found in under 30 minutes and are all under $15. Imagine the gems you could find!