Thursday, December 9, 2010
This will be the second year in a row that Jesse and I don't have a tree topper on our Christmas tree. This may be no big deal to some, but to me the tree looks incomplete and we can't agree on what it should be. I want something traditional like a star and of course Jesse disagrees but he can never give me an idea of what to put on there.
Here's what we have so far:
I like: star
Jesse likes: ? ( I am guessing something a little more modern)
Reject ideas: We both agreed to not do what our parents did, a stocking cap or bow. Also no angels, they creep me out.
So any suggestions?
Posted by Heather Feather at 10:33 AM
Here's the making of Christmas in the McKee household...
Finding just the right Christmas tree.
Decorating the tree
The finished look
Just a thought: For so many people Christmas will come and go without decorations, lights, a tree or presents. Think about about it...No, do something about it and give to someone who may not have any of these things this Christmas.
Posted by Heather Feather at 10:14 AM
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This year we were at my parents for the holiday. There was lots to keep us busy while hanging out with our niece and nephews.
Spending quality time with his aunt.
Jesse also snuggled up this little guy (for those of you who don't know Jesse, this is a very rare thing).
Posted by Heather Feather at 5:29 PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
All-and-all it was a great weekend getaway.
In other news: My nephews birthday was yesterday, he turned 2! I can't believe how fast time flys.
According to my poll the majority (of all 2 people) would NOT pay big bucks to see a favorite celebrity, sorry Ben/Brad and all of you others. That event I was talking about was last week and I heard that Ree Drummond was there (the Pioneer Woman) and that several people attended which is great for all the non-profit organizations the event benefited.
Posted by Heather Feather at 1:54 PM
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I know you may think this is childish of me and that I should just think he is just another human being, and he is, but it is totally different when you are in a small town in OK and celebrities are hanging out at the places where you hang out.
Here's a question for you...The film crew is having a fundraiser for Bartlesville which will benefit certain organizations and they are doing a celebrity poker game. By invite only, you can pay $250 to attend the social event for the poker game OR you can pay $1,000 to actually play poker with Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams or Olga Kurylenko. The question is, would you pay, for any celebrity for that matter? Now I did not get an invite (my boss did) so I don't have to actually make that decision. Now I don't think I would, but if it were Brad Pitt I think I might scrap up the $250. Anyway vote yes or no on my side panel.
Posted by Heather Feather at 6:35 PM
Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Pillow 1: Burnt Orange, The Problem: Jesse thought it looked too much like Texas orange.
Pillow 2: Lime green and brown. The Problem: I know what you are thinking, the colors actually looked good together, and I loved the pattern, but it had fringe on it and that made it look old lady(ish).
The lesson I took away from this pillow hunting experience: I should be thankful that our only marital problems are what our living room pillows should be. And I should be thankful that Dillard's, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Pier 1 all have excellent return policies.
Posted by Heather Feather at 7:44 PM
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday we went to Woolaroc ( I have blogged about this before). I guess this is the place we have been taking most of our guests. It is a really neat place and the weather was beautiful on Saturday.
Posted by Heather Feather at 4:47 PM
Thursday, October 14, 2010
So Bartlesville has turned Hollywood, sort of. The Rose Bud film production is filming a movie here in Bartlesville and it is staring....BEN AFFLECK! And yes that did deserve all caps and an exclamation mark. Other names in the movie are (supposedly) Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurlenko (the girl off of one of the newer James Bond movies, Quantum of Solace), Javier Bardem and Rachel Weisz. The only ones I for sure know are in the movie are Ben and Olga. I have met several people who have seen Ben and his lovely wife (Jennifer Garner!!) but I have yet to "bump" into anyone famous. That ALMOST changed today, I was so close to Ben but I could not see him. They were filming in my building today and he was just floor above me! I was so excited, I was just hoping they would stop by the United Way office to say hello...yeah right, but I can dream.
I have had the opportunity to meet the community relations person for the film crew on several occasions, but that is as close as I have gotten to the film crew.
I have heard that the name of the movie is "Day's of Heaven," but that could be all talk. I do know that is it a Romantic Drama.
They will be filming until November, so there is still hope for me to run into Ben and if I do, the blogging world will be among the first to know.
Posted by Heather Feather at 6:34 PM
Monday, October 4, 2010
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Friday, September 24, 2010
The good thing is I love it! It's fun work. I am not pushing papers at six a.m., I am setting up for a golf tournament or a breakfast for volunteers and my evening work consists of having a street party, socializing, eating yummy foods and listening to music. But somehow it is still exhausting. There is a lot of behind the scenes work to prepare for these fun events and at the end of the day I am beat.
To sum it all up, I am tired! I have never felt so tired in my life. I have developed an eye twitch which I have always heard it due to lack of sleep and stress and my poor right eye can't even open for a few minutes while I have a "twitch episode."
This weekend it no work but Jesse and I are volunteering for an organization called Family Health Care Clinic in order to raise money for women who can't afford yearly mammograms. And then in the evening we are attending a YMCA event. Should be fun, but no rest. I plan on catching up in December when work calms down, until then I will have an eye twitch.
-Heather (aka The Working Girl)
Posted by Heather Feather at 11:59 AM
Saturday, September 11, 2010
We got to his uncles house late Friday night (no thanks to traffic), so we pretty much said our hellos and then crashed. Saturday was fun and eventful. We went to Ikea, ate at 5 guys burgers and fries (which Jesse loves), watched football, walked/drove around their beautiful neighborhood and went to a neighbor hood block party. Sunday we went to church with them and went downtown to eat and visit the place where president Kennedy was killed. We left Sunday afternoon to head back to Oklahoma and Monday we just relaxed, cleaned and got caught up before work started again.
Posted by Heather Feather at 2:41 PM
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Happy birthday to all!
Posted by Heather Feather at 10:40 AM
Friday, August 20, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
1) Cut off Netflix
2) Take packed lunches to work instead of going out to eat
3) Only eat out one time a week ( I still refuse to cook after church on Sundays)
4) Turn the air condition up to 80 while we are gone during the day
5) Cut coupons for groceries
This last one has been a challenge. I have to be really careful what coupons I use because half of the time it is stuff I would not usually buy, so in the end I spend more! I mean come on, do I really need to try that new type of ice cream that is 10 cents off its regular price? I don't think so.
So I started looking into other options and that's when someone suggested I shop at Aldi.
I was curious so I checked it out. First of all they provide almost all of the same groceries you would find at any small grocery store but at lower prices.
If you plan on going, there are a few things you might want to know:
1) Take a quarter. You need a quarter to get a shopping cart, but you get it back when you are finished with it. Sounds crazy, I know, but part of them offering lower prices is by cutting back on staff. The customers are in charge of maintaining the carts rather than having a cart boy.
2) Bring your own shopping sacks (they can be from Wal-Mart). You have to bag your own groceries and believe me its not that bad. This is another way they can offer their customers lower food prices.
3) They almost always carry off-brand stuff.
The best part, other then the lower prices, is that there is hardly ever a crowd! I hate the crowds at Wal-Mart, I always feel rushed and frustrated and end up forgetting things on my list. Am I the only one that feels that way about Wal-Mart?
Anyway, here is what I have started doing even though it is a bit more time consuming. I first go to Aldi with my grocery list and get what I can there. Since they are small, they don't always carry everything on my list. Then I go to Wal-Mart and get the rest. This last time, I decided to do some research. Listed below are the foods I bought at Aldi and their prices versus what I found at Wal-Mart (Great Value or any off-brand):
Bag of Salad
5 lb sack of potatoes
Loaf of Bread
½ gallon of Milk
These are just a few comparisons. You can make the decision if you think its worth it.
Check out their website: www.aldifoods.com. They have a one week food shopping challenge and a meal planner that I think are cool.
I am still looking for ways to cut down on costs so if anyone has any ideas that don't include cutting off the air condition completely, let me know!
Posted by Heather Feather at 10:52 AM
Sunday, August 1, 2010
First let me say, that right now I would really like to complain, but my husband sweetly reminded me that I was "one of the happiest people he knows and I should not complain on my blog and make myself seem like an unhappy person." So sweet, and sometimes completely not true, but I do like to think of myself as a happy person for the most part.
So I have completely rewritten my blog to not sound as complaining as it was.
Anyway, our bedroom furniture is here! To those of you who don't know the whole story you may think I am crazy and that this is nothing to get excited about, but it has been quite the ordeal. We ordered our furniture back at the end of April, we were told it would be here at the end of May and it arrived the end of July! So I have had to think happy thoughts about our furniture for a long time.
Here it is:
Now, I know the newest thing is to not have matchy furniture, but I guess I am not creative enough to pull together things that don't match and yet still go together.
In the end, Jesse and I love our new furniture and we are very happy to have settled into our completed bedroom.
Posted by Heather Feather at 12:53 PM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Mississippi- No idea where we were, we just crossed over the border to get our picture.
Kentucky- Nothing like cows for a back drop!
Ohio-In the corn fields.
West Virgina- In a small town called Wheeling.
Pennsylvania-In front of Lake Erie.
New York-At the Horseshoe Falls.
Ontario, Canada- At the family reunion.
Michigan- We wanted a picture of old cars for this state but the graffiti had to do.
Indiana- Again, no clue where we are at.
Posted by Heather Feather at 2:27 PM