Sunday, January 30, 2011

i fancy the bass player.

lemon blueberry bread.

i made this.
but it was for someone else. 
so i didn't taste it.
though it smelled super yummy.

exciting stuff.

lets do a happy dance for this:
heck yea. (dont forget that happy i feel they deserve it)
oh i am so ready.
bring it, boys.


Sunday Song.

i think your tractor is sexy.

i have some news to share.
i don't have a clue what category this falls under.
but here goes.....
this weekend....

wait for it..................................... 
wait for it.....................................

i learned how to plow a field.
on a big green tractor. 
{or in my own words, give a field of grass a haircut.}
sure, you monkeys that know me probably dont believe it but I PROMISE what I just said typed REALLY DID HAPPEN. i drove a tractor. i admit, i had help. okay, i admit.... i wasn't even remotely close to doing anything on my very own. but i did take charge of the wheel a few times (for a few seconds) and felt like a ninja cowgirl or something.

i was not lying when i said all things new this year. 
midnight {tractor} rider.... check! 


today was for....

because i'm fancy like that.

oh, ala-bam.

this is embarrassing, i'm afraid.

i honestly do not even have a clue what kind of animal this was....
i just witnessed it at the red light.
and it was stiff.
that's all.


pink polka dot belly.

scenes from a lazy sunday.

a prefectly good heart


i may or may not want this more because taylor swift looks adorable wearing it.
it would be quite the splurge.... but hey, isn't that heart holiday this coming month?


Thursday, January 27, 2011

squirrel watching.

hey guys! it's me, Z.
cheers to a thirsty thursday. hope it's super.

pretty colored bricks.

 hey, pole.... how about you move next time i'm coming through. jerk face.


ready to say goodbye.

yes, i do adore my scarf collection.
however.... i am ready to put them away for awhile.

i need you now more than you will ever know.
my closet needs you.
my skin needs you.
my hair needs you.
my attitude needs you.
my everything needs you.
i need you.
my friends need you. {they told me so}
the ocean needs me.
the sand needs me.
the sun needs to bath me with a bronze color.

Come on already, Summer.
I want to give you a big ole' kiss on the cheek!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


drop it like its hot.


fabric freak.

{this is a mess}

sun bathing.

this is ziggy.
catching the tuesday afternoon rays.
wishing she had some new sunnies to cover her eyes.

nifty thrifty.

shucks, i am upset at the opportunity i had (and chose not) to get this. 
hello, hearts day will be here soon and i need to welcome the month of february wearing this. 
ummm, bummer.
{my} story of the day:
monkey see. monkey do.
wear your hair messy a time or two.
do it your way, rock-n-roll or the blues.
by the end of the night dance without your shoes.


gah. brings back memories that make me laugh. { out loud }

Ten years ago today heaven welcomed a dear friend, a beautiful soul, and my other half on the basketball court. Lauren and I were always told that while playing guard together it was like a left and right arm..... it wasn't complete without both of us on the court at the same time. We were a great pair, on and off the basketball court. Memories of Lauren so often swirl through my head.

Ten years ago today.... ten years ago. {sigh} Such an unbelievably tough day for a whole bunch of people who knew (and really, really loved) Lauren.  That is a hug I cant wait to receive when I get to heaven.

Whew.... now I have to wipe the tears from my cheeks. I was just telling my grandmother the other day that ten years was coming up (of course, she remembered.) and how hard it was to believe. So instead of being gloomy on this yucky day lets all dance in the rain for Lauren. Wipe away the tears, turn up the happy jams, ( Lauren requests, with a laugh, some old school Westside Connection) and share a memory with someone special from ten years ago. Even if you don't know Lauren.... think about what was going on in your life ten years ago and remember a happy memory and share it with someone, anyone.

To Lauren, I love and Miss you.
And just for you - It's westside connection all day!

it's a great day to be a pooch.
raise your hand if you aren't judging me....
all the rest need to exit the building.
because i have too much fun to keep the judgmental ones around.


Monday, January 24, 2011

"Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair."
mumford & sons

today i am thankful for:
kind hearts. and the people who care.

a very special person in my life was on a train heading to chicago just a few days ago and while reading a book she came across a bible verse she thought was a must to share with me.... thanks, shell. now i am sharing it with whoever is reading this. because i wanna.

"consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials because you know that twisting your faith develops perseverance. perseverence must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything"
-james 1:2-4


For real, Allure?
I love Jennifer.
But this... is just not her.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

La Rumba still holds the number one spot for me when rating mexican restaurants in Destin.
[Especially] when I am allowed to order off the kids menu while also drinking two for one margs. Score!
That deserves a kiddy-like thumbs up.... blue nail polish and all.



John Mayer - Who Says(Tokyo Acoustic Version)

"i don't remember you looking any better.... but then again i don't remember you"

scenes from {my} saturday.

Friday, January 21, 2011

because hanging out is what we do.

i wouldn't mind looking stylish in all black tonight. 
and the only splash of color be the red sole of my shoes.

CL tinazatas here

happy friday, stalkers!
i hope you guys have a weekend filled with laughter and good music.

capturing moments from early morning adventures....

and quite possibly i am going to continue capturing some from the late night scene.
this weekend i plan on making memories. some to share and some to stay secret.
life is good. to first time visitors.... welcome to my spot where i share a small portion of my thoughts. honestly is a policy here. sometimes too blunt for others to handle without the filtering but i've been living this life since 85 and i like my style. so i will keep it up and not just pass through but actually live in it. 

life is short so get it while you can.... 
make the things you want in life come to reality. surround yourself with sparkles if that tickles your fancy. make a toast with the best friends you have, extra bubbly if you please.... sure, I live recklessly and take some hell----ooo chances. Bring it....
make this weekend exactly what you want. if you are served an unexpected disappointment.... take a time out to write down a long list of the things you are thankful for. {little or huge} because being thankful for what you DO have is brutally important.

dear stella bella,

i hope you feel much better very soon.
i am so sorry you are sick.
the pharmacy did give me two treats in the drive thru. i told mom i would share one with you since you were sick but she said you probably wouldn't be interested in a milk bone. just wanted you to know i was thinking about you and have been working really hard on the gift of sharing. get well. i love you a whole bunch.


confetti. confetti. oh my crazy love for confetti. ongoing love for confetti. 
went to wally-world last night with full intentions on purchasing some and NO THEY DIDN'T let me down like they did.... they DID. Wal-Mart didn't have any confetti. Seriously, you will pay the price for that kind of let down. You know that, right Wally World? 
You're going down for that mistake.

"it's funny how things don't work out."
 -sweet home alabama-
yes..i watched it a couple times throughout the week. 
because i do whatever i want to these days.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

hey, sugarplums.
it's me.... ZIGGY!
this is how i feel about my insane mom right now....

i mean really.... what's a pooch like me gotta' do to get some sleep around here?
hello.... it's like one thirty in the morning! 
i've already tried the whole "throwing high heel shoes really hard in the closet" for some stress relief. i heard that's supposed to make you feel better? well, it's not working tonight. these nuts here are driving me bonkers. i need more beauty rest than they realize. ugh. oh well, i snatched the laptop away to vent to you guys. 


don't even try to lie and say it wouldn't make your night complete also.
join the party, fancy pants.
and do something wild.

I don't think my night will be complete until I demand politely request the dj to play....
come on eileen.

oh boy. i need out of this town.
goodbye troy.
i have had enough of your tiny face i do believe.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Xavier Rudd - Let Me Be Music Video

click to play. duh.


this is the best place to eat sushi in florida.
so if you are ever in destin.... go to camilles.
it is to die for.

although camera phone pictures just dont do justice.....
this is a sunset in destin florida.


this is a boat. 

happy hump day.
 just got back to the boring little town where i was raised.
i need to work out. 
i am waiting on some hottie to join me.

I may or may not have just tried to walk out of a thrift store four different times but couldn't due to them playing back to back to back to back good tunes. You can't walk out on people like Janis Joplin and Elton John, come on! Now I'm thinking about all the things I didn't get but really should have.

Monday, January 17, 2011

oh, martha.
i sometimes give you a hard time about trying to be a "do everything, know everything" kind of gal.... and not saving room for anyone else to come up with ideas and get credit.

yummy. i do believe i need to know how to make these. and i will already did give you credit as if you needed any more, martha. martha. martha.

not a craft..... but a recipe....
me? me! i did that. that just happened.
i so just linked up a recipe instead of a craft.
this year continues to pleasantly surprise me

one if the biggest compliments you can give someones house (to me) is that it feels homey. 
granted.... i like modern. a whole bunch. 
but i also like warm and cozy. 
i have a friend who hates lamps. always has. i love lamps. well today, i witnessed her buy a lamp in 
tj maxx. must have been my presence there because i swear i never saw this day coming.
made me happy. and maybe giggle a little. 

hello, florida.
i am ready for you all day tuesday. 
so get ready for me! 
because i plan on painting the town red.

guess who's back?? 
and she feels lovely about whats in store.

be still, heart.
 good hair. some kind of sexy eyes. and yup, he can play the guitar like a mother...... [you know the rest]
take me away john, take me away.


Norah Jones Shoot the Moon

here's to a wonderful week.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

guess who??!!
it's ziggy, duh! well.... mama let me stay up until midnight to tell you all a story. she said i had to make it quick because she has to catch up on some beauty rest.... so here goes.

mom and i went on a nice adventure today. we ran some, we walked some. and of course, we talked. i saw some other big dogs.... turned my nose up at them quite like a snob. but not on purpose, i promise.... i just got annoyed at them for barking (i mean, crazy barking too) at me. seriously, whats a dog like me gotta do to keep the cardio on the dl. they got the whole neighborhood looking out the windows. mom wasnt wanting to be in the spotlight either while running i dont think. something about not having a sports bra on and only a regular bra?? who knows what thats all about. she is a nut sometimes. anyway.... i am going to miss mom tomorrow because she is going all the way to a different state i think. i dont want to talk about it because it makes me so sad. but i do know she is up to something good. and usually i get special treats when she returns back to boring alabama so that is always nice. well, thats all folks. i am going to snuggle back up close to mom for some beauty rest and sweet dreams.
oh.... dont worry. if i am too lazy and dont take my eye liner off, its okay. it totally never breaks my face out or anything. in fact.... it doesn't really even smear throughout the night. so i just add to it the next morning if need be.
goodnight, nuggets.
have a great week.


true that.
when chatting with my aunt harriett earlier in the night she mentioned baking cupcakes tomorrow.
im not normally one to have a sweet tooth.... i usually will gently elbow my way through to the salty.
tonight is a different story. all i can think about after the cupcake discussion is this....these.... yum.
a couple of them for myself and the remainder to share with a friend.
warm and extra chewy.
with a glass of milk.
(add four ice cubes if you want to know a secret way to impress me much)

oh and one more thing.... the only time i prefer drinking out of a glass cup is when drinking milk.
that is...if you are interested in writing that little note down. 
as for any other drink.... i prefer acrylic and hate glass.
call me weird. its alright with me.

two things that have really shaped me as the individual i am today:
 -being with the wrong person.
 -allowing someone completely into my life only to knock me down with lies.

{stating the obvious}
immediately afterward i was devastated.
but i got up off the ground i was knocked down upon.
wiped the dust off my booty and scrambled through my make-up collection for the ole' trusty tube of red lipstick.... for brighter days lips, of course.

time has passed and i have came to realize this:
i was honest. always.
and never fell short of complete honesty, on my part.
i loved like i knew how to love.
i was kind. (i mean, i'd hate to make a "grown man" cry)
did i mention being honest? and the importance of being honest?

well all of the above is all that matters.
because i learned A LOT. 

so.... consider me a smarter person now.

i will be the long haired blonde, wearing red cowgirl boots, a smirky little smile and with my green eyes looking up towards the sky.... 
 thanking the big man above for guiding me in a new direction....
the right direction.

one that is better for the soul. 
for i am ready to shine....



ryan adams

i love his voice.
i love this song.
i (especially) love his sunnies he is wearing.
i love the lyrics to this jam.
i love him.
i love the harmonica. my goodness, do i.

i will wear a similar outfit this week. 
{it is on my to-do list}
what's on your to-do list this week? anything exciting?

last night i had a dream about confetti. it was a beautiful dream. i also felt like the sound of slot machines were ringing throughout the night.

and then i woke up....
with no confetti stuck in my hair. 
clarifying it was only a dream.


but i did have a good weekend.... confetti or not, here i come monday! 
i am ready to face you with a rather large to-do list.


love to you on this sunday.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

a wink and a smile. 
she melts my heart.



“Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you...I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand...”
(Isaiah 41:10, AMP)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

We all face situations in life that feel out of control. During times like these, it’s easy to get discouraged and allow fear to creep in; but instead, why don’t you focus on the fact that God is holding you in the palm of His hand! There is nothing too difficult for Him; nothing’s impossible; nothing is beyond His ability. When God holds you in His hand, you are safe; you are cared for. In His hand, there is victory. In His hand, there is strength. In His hand, there is provision. In His hand is everything you need.
No matter what you may be going through today, you can trust that God is for you. Instead of getting down and depressed over your circumstances, look up and get a vision of God turning that situation around. Let faith arise in your heart and focus on His favor, promotion and blessing. As you keep your heart and mind focused on Him and choose to obey His Word, you’ll see those supernatural breaks that will launch you further ahead than you ever thought possible because He holds you with His victorious right hand!


Father in heaven, thank You for helping me and holding me in Your victorious right hand. I choose to trust You even when things don’t make sense, even when things seem beyond my control. I release my cares to You knowing that You work all things together for my good. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

a friend of mine emailed me this yesterday.
she must have somehow known that i really, really needed to read that. happy thursday, pop-tarts.


i have got to see country strong. 
this little duet makes it official. 


ps. remember how i said i was going to do all things new this year? well.... take note that last year and the twenty something before that ive never been a movie person. i might have once mentioned a movie on this blog in the past year + a few weeks. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

what's a pooch like me gotta' do to stay warm around here?
just wrap a burberry barkberry scarf around your neck, sillies. that's all.

rise and grind, baby!!
it's cardio time.

my monday is going to be hard core. 
because i feel like that's the way to start my week.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

spontaneous makeup.

i'm at my best when i'm fifteen minutes late, she said.
even my makeup looks more spontaneous.

-the story people

{mcm} scrabble and a good great book.

 do you see that facebook badge over there?
well..... i think you should click on it and "like" the {mcm} my crazy mess facebook page.
because i said so, nuggets! :)