yellow, polka-dot bikini


I just realized that I didn’t post anything yesterday. Ooops. Where are my manners?

Yesterday was a pretty typical Sunday.


– Slept in
– Devoured a Breakfast Quesadilla
– Watched a movie: The A Team (very funny btw)
– Picked up a few items at the grocery store
– Cleaned the apartment
– Designed a flyer for the upcoming Clay Shoot

“we work hard for the money….hard for the money!”

– Took the Explorer to a Dealer for a price estimate
– Had dinner with Amy Jo and Eric who were in town from Aspen
– Continued working on the Clay Shoot flyer until the wee hours


How was your Sunday?

Okay, let’s talk about this week….mmkay?

It’s gonna be short. And when I say short, I’m talking centimeters. Today is the only day I will work this week because tomorrow evening, we are headed to KC, and then to Table Rock!


happy place!

I can’t even begin to explain how freaking excited I am to be going to the lake this week. As a family, we have been going down to Shell Knob, MO since I was a baby. Actually, my parents had been going there way before they had kids. They have some effing hilarious stories that I might have to ask them to share.

Needless to say, Table Rock Lake holds a very special place in our hearts.

I remember as a little girl sleeping in my yellow, polka-dot bathing suit because I was super excited and didn’t want to miss a beat! Even though it’s a six hour drive to get there from Wichita, I wasn’t going to miss the chance to jump from the brown mini van into the water when we arrived. Hmmm….I wonder why I am always over prepared?

Anyways, since we leave tomorrow I can hardly contain my excitement. Instead of a yellow bathing suit to express my excitement, I now rely on my JAZZ hands.

Today’s outfit brought to you my JAZZ Hands Inc: “Where we make hand motions dazzling!”

“no, these are spirit fingers.”

Work was busy today. Doesn’t that always happen when you leave for vacation? It’s like everyone reads a secret memo about your upcoming absence and then tries to make your life difficult. Geesh. 

After work, I headed to Wash Park to blow off some steam and get my mind prepped for vacation. It was hot, but partly cloudy so I really couldn’t complain. 3 quick miles, and I was back to happy, let’s do some beer bong’s Lauren.

“a beer bong for my lady?” “yes, please.” (just go with me here)

Once home,  I got to work on dinner. I was freaking starving.

Tonight’s menu, WIENERS!!

Yeah, I’m a five year old sometimes.

cheddar is better. 
This meal was actually super quick. Since the bratwurst were already cooked, all I had to do was grill them for 5 minutes on each side. 
Yummy wieners in ten minutes! 

wieners look good on a grill.

Of course no brat is completely without a side and toppings. 
Toppings: sauerkraut, red peppers, onions and mustard.
Side: salad with tomatoes, avocado, and the best dressing on the planet! 
say hello.


get in my belly.

warning: do not try this at home. 

Off to watch Weeds and The Big C. Showtime has been killing it with these series. 
Have a great night!