Thursday, July 29, 2010

Classiness Returns to the cable box tonight

Ladies and Gents set your dvr and get ready to fist pump tonight because Jersey Shore is back!

Why the sheer middle?

What in the frik frack paddy wack is Blake Lively wearing?

World's Best Grilled Cheese

Hear ye hear ye this is the best grilled cheese in the world! Around 9 months ago this "gourmet" grilled cheese restaurant opened called Chedd's. I LOVE grilled cheese and was all excited but it really failed to live up to the hype. It just was not that great and I tried it on at least 3 different occasions to give it the benefit of the doubt. I got into a grilled cheese discussion with LE's fiance MG about grilled cheese and I soon learned he was a pro at making them. Sunday night they invited me over for Sunday Trueblood Grilled Cheese Funday, and yes the evening was as good as the title. That picture that you see above and here again below is the best grilled cheese I have ever had. MG has this whole system and I didn't pay attention but whatever he did worked. I am going to watch next time so I can learn the ways of his magic. I am also going to bring a granny smith apple to add to the sandwich. You may be wondering " But Taylor, was this grilled cheese sandwich really so good that you needed to show the same picture twice?" The answer is simple..YES!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

Last post of a cute animal this month I promise. This reminds me of my friends AH and DH's precious doggie Sampson! It's a hot one out there in the ATX.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cute Overload

Oh my goshness, is this not one of the most cute and precious things ever!!

I want a little pig that wears rain boots. Anyone want to get this for me for Xmas??

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oh Tory

Really a Tory aqua sock? They also come with this disclaimer “Please note because of the patent leather trim, this style is not water resistant. We recommend using the Aqua Ballet Flat as a city walking shoe, or sneaker.” The only place I want to wear those is floating the river looking all kinds of chic!

It’s a Slippery Slope

I knew this day would come and I am not too ashamed to admit it. As too old as I am for the shows on the CW, I am way too old for shows on ABC Family. But this summer I find myself stuck. With nothing much on tv I have been sucked into ABC Family. They currently have me interested in 3 shows. To be honest it all started with Pretty Little Liars, you know pretty high school girls who share a dirty secret while also dating men that are over the age of 18, but more on that in a bit. Then during that show I saw a preview for Huge, about teens, tweens whatever you want to call them, at fat camp. I believe one of the characters on this show is David Hasseholf’s daughter. And finally there is Secret Life of the American Teenager. Once babysitting/ supervising a 14 year old we watched this and I was intrigued. Since I was going DVR crazy with the ABC Family I figured why not add another show to the mix.
Most of my friends are fair to mature to watch the crap I watch but I did discover one friend AH has been tuning into Pretty Little Liar, or PLL as I want to call it and we had quite the discussion about it. I was happy to talk about it with someone near my age vs the 19ish year old I work with at the Crew. AH and I had a big convo on the age of the characters. Why would this be important, well because one of them is having an affair with her teacher and another is now seeing her older sister’s ex-fiance and that relationship was called off because the older sister say the fiancĂ© at the time kissing her baby sister. I am hoping they are seniors and 18 so it is a little less creepy but to be honest, it is still a little creepy. It’s not like it’s the summer before they go off to college either. They are very clearly still enrolled in high school. Oh ABC Family all kinds of creepy almost as creepy as me being 27 and tuning in.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Oh Sweet Jesus

Oh my goodness.

Team Vienna or Team Jake

How about team I don't care?

July 9th

July 9th is my little bro's bday so I gchatted him his birthday wishes.

me: happy birthday brother!
Bro: thanks sister for your digital confirmation of my existence on the day in which i left my mother's womb as her only begotten son

Men's Hair

Lately I feel like I have been noticing men’s hair more. Last night on True Blood I wanted to run my fingers through Jason Stackhouse’s hair.

Just now I opened up to Zac Efron in In Style magazine and wanted to touch his hair as well.

I mean it is a little creepy, right? But their hair is just so well styled while also looking soft!

Monday, July 12, 2010


This is so nasty but I can't turn my face away!

What the f is wrong with those arms!?!?!?

How I Met Your Mother

My DVR is very backed up and I have been watching this season of How I Met your Mother and was reminded how funny this show is and how much I love it. Seriously if you are not watching this show you must must must tune it. Neil Patrick Harris as well as the rest of the cast are hilarious. In my favorite episode I watched last night Neil Patrick Harris aka Barney was taking a break from his usual suit wearing. He was trying to hook up with the hot new female bartender but she dislikes men in suits. He brings her home to her room and she is going to the use the bathroom when she opens his closet and is confronted with all his suits. She says “Are these yours?” he responds “ No I am suit sitting for someone.” Classic and then the episode ends with him singing and dancing in the streets about suits. What more could you want? What more I wanted was Tim Gunn and yes he made a special appearance in the episode as well. It was legen…wait for it…dary.

Oh and I have a major crush on Jason Segel.

Today at Work I Saw

A woman wearing white hose with open toed black sandals. Horrendous!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I live in Austin Texas where UT football reigns supreme. I love me some UT football it is my favorite but I went to the University of Kansas, where basketball reigns supreme. I get really excited when basketball seasons rolls around. The main problem is that no one here really cares about college basketball. Then I met DS and she loves college basketball, too bad she goes for UT. During the NBA draft DS and I exchanged some texts
DS: Tell KU players to quite getting drafted so texas players can be picked up :0
Me: ahahaha. Tell the ut players they should have played as good at the end of the season as they did in the beginning
DS: T (aka her husband) says how are things in Northern Iowa? Lol
Me: Ohhh T that hurts. That truly hurts.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Holy Brisket Batman

Sunday aka Father’s Day I went to a BBQ place I have wanted to check out. I read about it a few weeks ago then my brother g-chatted me about it last week. I mentioned this BBQ place to my friend AH and she said her husband DH had wanted to try it as well. DH’s and I’s great minds think alike. Plans were made and we headed to Franklin’s BBQ on Sunday. Originally we were going to meet there at 11 when they opened but AH is preggers with little baby M and slept in a bit. We got there around 12:15ish and waited in line. By the time we got to the front the only meat available was brisket, so we all got the brisket and it was FRANFREAKINGTASTIC. Seriously, it will go down as some of the best brisket ever. I got a mixture of the moist and lean on my sandwich and was a happy camper. I forgot to take pictures of my sandwich before I devoured it but the owner came around and brought out little pieces of meat as we were finishing up. We were gone by a little after 1 and they were sold out for the day. You must must must try Franklin’s BBQ but get there early. It’s a small operation out of a trailer on the feeder road of I-35 but don’t let that confuse you. They mean business. I can’t wait to go back and try the ribs and sausage. I will be returning very soon!

Signature Hair Do’s

I am a pony tail person. It is my go to look because for the most part I don’t want to be bothered doing my hair. In the summer time I like to get real crazy and spice it up a bit with a braid or low side pony tail. I have perfected the art of braiding my hair. I can make it go across the front and then down in the back. I am practically a hair stylist, except for the fact that I can’t really recreate the looks on others and I can’t make the braid go from left to right. My skill set is limited to a right to left braid. I hope this doesn’t limit me in life!

Cupcake Bar

Saturday June 19th was my first real official wedding that I planned. I have helped friends in the past but this was the first time I was hired and a check was written for my services. It went great and I learned lots as well. The Cupcake Bar was there and they were delicious. Cupcakes are still all the rage but this is a slight twist on the fad. Pre-wedding or event you contact them and pick your base flavors of cupcakes, this wedding has vanilla, chocolate and red velvet. Then you pick your frosting, we had pink cream cheese, chocolate butter cream and vanilla butter cream and then your toppings. There were sprinkles, coconut, walnuts and a few others. You walk up to the cupcake bar and pick your combo. I am a classic girl so I picked vanilla with the pink cream cheese frosting. It was yummy and the kids seemed to really enjoy it as well. If money was no object in my life I would have the cupcake bar as well as photo booths at all of my events!