Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Look Ma, No Death!

I just wanted to toot my own horn for a moment and squeal with joy over the fact I haven't killed the gorgeous mini rose bush that my dear Comanche gave me for Valentine's Day!

It was such a thoughtful gift and I am thrilled that my thumb has been unusually green lately!  How pretty!

Enjoy this pretty reminder that spring has sprung!

Until next time,
Miss Chicken Wing

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Okay, I'll Play - Blogger ABCs!

I heart blogs.  A lot.  Clearly, you're reading the one I heart the very most right now.  But I also heart other people's blogs.  I read a lot of them, and for many different reasons. 

Some are to make me laugh because the authors are hilarious.  Some are to make me feel better, because it's nice to know that someone else is going through the same situations you are (that relatability factor is HUGE in blogging).  Some are to glean inspiration and motivation (I am not even joking when I say that some of the bloggers I follow are the craftiest people ever born).

Every now and again, something will grace the pages of multiple blogs and I love reading the responses.  One that I've seen floating around for awhile now is the Blogger ABCs, in which you get to learn more about the blogger.  I've literally seen like 5 of my favorite bloggers participate THIS WEEK.  So, to the peer pressure I say, "Okay, I'll play!"

Here goes nothing:

A-Age:  26

B-Bed Size:  Queen

C-Chore You Hate:  Vacumming and dusting!

D-Dogs?  Um, heck to the yes!  Have you seen my adorable furry monsters?!?!  If not, you're severely missing out and need to click the "Meet the Furbabies" link above!

E-Essential Start To Your Day:  Taking the dogs outside.  You know, unless I'd like to clean up pee or the alternative.  (The answer is always 'no thanks' there).  As far as my day, though, it's either an ice cold Dr. Pepper or a hot cup of coffee from my Keurig.  (Just so you know, Keurig = love).

F-Favorite Color:  Fuschia, fo sho!

G-Gold Or Silver:  Both!!!!

H-Height:  5’6.5″

I-Instruments You Play:  The triangle or the tamborine.  Juuust kidding.  I usually prefer my God-given instrument.  When I sing, I have the voice of an angel. It's like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.  (Really kidding now. I've won multiple Grammys while alone in my car though, and that's on the real).

J-Job Title:  Research & Promotions Coordinator / Second Shooter Photographer / Event Planner / Blogger (Soooo, yeah.  I work.  A lot.)

K-Kids:  Not yet, but maybe someday.

L-Live:  Virginia, y'all!

M-Mom’s Name:  Dee (While most of you know me, a lot of you don't and I try to protect the innocent around here.  That's her nickname, and we'll just leave it at that!)

N-Nickname:  Oh geez, I've got nicknames for days.  Does that mean that people hate my real name?  Hmm, must ponder that.  Here we go:  Chicken Wing (duh!), Speedy, TV Barbie, Las Rapidas, KK (even though there are no "k's" in my name, Cate, Catie, Sugar, Shoog, Blondie, Cookie, Kitty, Kitten, Little One...that's all I can think of right now, but for crying out loud, that's a lot!

O-Overnight Hospital Stays:  I'm assuming I stayed overnight when I was born, but other than that, I've been really lucky! 

P-Pet Peeve:  Putting dirty dishes in the sink when the dishwasher is RIGHT THERE.  I also get majorly annoyed with people who interrupt you and talk over you in conversation.  Oh, and people who are mean just to be mean.  Get over yourselves and talk to Jesus.

Q-Quote From A Movie:  “You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.”  Awesome!  (Go see "Due Date" for some inappropriate fun!)  Also, "You know why!" (Please see my last post if you missed it - hilarious!)

R-Right Or Left-Handed?  Right!

S-Siblings:  One younger sister, and then one brother, who is the baby of the family

T-Time You Wake Up:  The alarm is set for 6:45am.  When I actually get up, the snooze button has been hit numerous times, and it's usually 7:00am or 7:10am.  Whoops.

U-Underwear:  I have to admit that I have yet to understand this question, but I can officially say:  Yes, I wear them.

V-Vegetable You Dislike:  Not a fan of beets, brussel sprouts, or squash (even though it's better than the other two).

W-What Makes You Run Late?  Haha, my DNA!  Seriously, a better question would be what doesn't make me run late?

X-X-Rays You’ve Had Done:  Dental X-Rays, of course, and then I also had X-Rays done on my back when I had a pretty bad cheerleading injury in high school.  Other than that, I've been exceptionally lucky!

Y-Yummy Food You Make:  I make a pretty good meatloaf, but I think my specialties are my homemade macaroni and cheese, spinach and artichoke dip, buffalo chicken dip, and cream cheese dip!  I get requests for those four!  I'm good with baking and with pasta!  LOL!

Z-Zoo, Favorite animal:  I would have to say the otters.  Those things are SO.DARN.CUTE.  If the zoo in question also has a water situation (like Sea World), I would also throw in dolphins and beluga whales!

I would LOVE to hear your answers to some of these, so comment me in some form!

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Just For Giggles!

I've shared this with you all before but I just couldn't resist the urge to share it again!  It never fails to make me laugh hysterically, between the action itself and the followup commentary!  Word of advice (especially to those of the male persuasion):  Don't make me mad, or you'll get the "YKW" treatment from me!


Happy Hump Day, Peeps (unless you're the guy in the video)!  :)

Until next time,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top o' the mornin' to you, Peeps!  Happy Green Day, aka Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope that everyone is having a fantastic morning and that you haven't been pinched too many times today.  Someone in my office has upgraded to, "If you're not wearing green, I will punch you in the face."

Really?  R e a l l y ? 

Either way, that is equal parts hilarious and scary, so I decided that I needed to take drastic measures since I 1) forgot to wear green and 2) have to protect the goods. 

True Life:  I Like My Face.

Green chip clip that I happened to have at my desk?  That'll do. Yes, I will be rocking this bad boy for the rest of the day. Face, you are welcome.
I know so many people who LURVE them some St. Patty's Day, so I wanted to deliver some goodness for those particular Peeps.  You can download some awesome FREE printables by clicking here, here, oh, and here.  SO cute for a St. Patrick's Day soiree!

I also have resolved this year to revel in every moment that I can make someone feel special.  For Comanche and his family, that meant homemade St. Patty's Day cards!  I've already mailed the ones to his family, so I can't show you those, but I can show you the cute little card that I made for my man last night.

Front.  I know you're jealous of my mad stapling skills.  (What?  I thought men liked handy women.)
Pardon the blur - I can't let you read the sweet part!
(Is it messed up that you all are seeing this before he has? Probably, but you should now know how much I love you.)  Oh, and I mean what I said in my card to him on the real - because I loooooove me some Lucky Charms!  Need photo evidence of this love affair?  I thought you might:

Cereal for dinner?  That miiiight have just happened.
Anyways, I hope you all relish in the memories of green beers gone by and maybe go experience that fantastic part of this great holiday again!  I hope you count your blessings - I know I'm feeling extra lucky this year!  Happy Day to you all, and here's to us all finding our treasure at the end of the rainbow!

Until next time,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gorgeous Song On A Thursday!

If by some off chance you've been living under a rock and haven't grown to appreciate the insane amount of talent possessed by singer Sara Bareilles, you can thank me later for educating you.

The song I'm going to share with you is one of my favorites of hers, even though I can't say that it has been one of her mainstream hits.  The thing about Sara is that she is unassuming in regards to her looks and she has the vocal chops to create a really dynamic musical moment.  She is a songwriter, she performed with an acapella group while in school, and she really is the real deal.

This song, Gravity, is one of her best, in my opinion.  From the poignant lyrics to the power note at the end, Sara does the world a favor with this gem, and so naturally, I wanted to share it with all of you.  It's not the happy-go-lucky sound that she's slowly but surely becoming famous for, but I think we all can agree that it is gorgeously executed.

So, here's Gravity on this Thursday...I hope each of you don't let gravity keep you down!


Until next time,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Want To Swim In Ruffles!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you an important Public Service Announcement.  I want to swim in ruffles.

No, really.  I love ruffles so much I literally want to swim in them. 

So cute!  Source

Love this Juicy top! Source

Oh, Kate Beckinsale....you look gorgeous no matter what color hair you have!  Source

Love the top...not sure about the bottoms.  Source
 Summer is coming people, and it will be here before we know it.  Soooo, basically what I'm saying is if anyone finds anything out there like any of these that is reasonably priced (and to me, that's $50 and under), hit a Chicken Wing up! 

This has been an important Public Service Announcement.  We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

Until next time,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Awesome Inspiration

I love that feeling when you experience something that makes you take a deep breath and you inhale all the goodness that your soul had been needing.  I have that experience fairly often (which I'm inclined to believe makes me lucky - I'm being present in my own life). 

Sometimes, I'll hear a song and I'll stop and really listen to the lyrics.  Occasionally, I come away feeling as though that song was written just for me.  Other times, I'll try a new food and I'll discover a deep joy from trying (and loving) something I'd never tried before.  Most times, though, I will come across inspiration in the written word. 

This bit of awesome inspiration comes in the written form - it's something that one of my awesome facebook friends posted that moved her.  (Seriously, you should go check out her website - it's amazing and she is an insane talent - check out her work and you'll see what I mean).

I present to you, important tips for life:


Until next time,
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