Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Katie Lately...

... My hair is the longest it's been in my whole life.  I can easily reach around my back and grab a handful.  So, I decided to straighten it last weekend to see how long it really is, and holy cow.  I need a haircut... Lol

... My two big tasks for July were to buy Donny's wedding ring and his birthday presents, both of which I have to take to Dallas next week.  And I had them both accomplished before I even saw the reminder in my planner!  Haha  

I'm so excited about the stuff I got him!  I wish I could share it with y'all, but since he reads the blog, you'll have to wait until after his birthday next week just like him!  

... Friday, I left work a little early and went to see The Dark Knight Rises.  I have loved Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, but they're very dark.  So, I was a little apprehensive about going, especially by myself (which is odd-- I love going to the movies alone).  And the movie was definitely dark and hopeless at times.  But, there's something about a satisfying ending that makes a movie great.  And, that's how I felt about this one.  I did not love it while a lot of it was happening, but I left the theater thinking it was fantastic.  It's definitely one you should see in theaters!

... After the movie, I picked up Emily to help her with some errands since her car was dead, and she bought us Mexican for dinner.  Yum.  As soon as we sat down though, she leaned across the table to tell me that the guy in the booth behind her was someone she had been out with on a terribly awkward date.  So, she got a huge "medium" margarita.  Because, you know, tequila makes awkward situations better.  We all did a great job of pretending the other person wasn't there.  Except me-- I was laughing hysterically pretty much all through dinner.

... Sunday, my mom and I decided to attempt to make sugar cookies decorated with royal icing.  Annie has never steered me wrong, so I used her recipe for the cookies and tutorial for the icing.

They turned out okay. I didn't love the flavor of the cookies. And, they also took FOREVER to make. We had thought maybe these would be good ideas for wedding favors. But, the thought of baking, icing, and decorating up to 100 of these is insane. So, there will not be homemade decorated cookies for the wedding unless someone else wants to make them.

... Last night, I went to the mall in search of a pink cardigan.  And ended up with so much more...

Fortunately, almost all of it was on sale!  I knew I shouldn't have walked into Express, but I couldn't help it.  The dresses were calling to me...  And Old Navy next door?  I was done for.  We'll see what actually makes the cut, and what goes back.

... Y'all-- I love Chipotle.  A lot.  It's been a while since I've been there, but there's one right outside the entrance of the mall, so I stopped in.  And this one is so weird.  I've been there before when they've run out of guacamole, lettuce, meat, you name it.  It always seems to be after 8pm when they stop making food.  And last night AGAIN, they ran out of chicken.  The guy told me they were cooking some more, but it was going to be at least 10 minutes.  How hard is it to realize that you're running a little low on chicken, so you might want to throw some on a grill?  No, no-- it's better to wait until you're out completely, someone walks in and wants some, THEN grill up another batch.  Duh.  Anyway, I got steak instead.  And it was NOT the same.  I didn't love it.  Bring back the chicken!


  1. The cookies are adorable. I'm impressed. But I agree it would be way to much work for wedding favors!

  2. Such cute cookies! I love how going to the mall for one thing results in a new wardrobe :)

  3. Um, yeah. You wouldn't catch me making that many homemade, iced cookies. That would take forever!!!

    Oh, Chipotle... How I miss it. I've never had their steak before, but I guess I won't now that I've heard it isn't great. If I'm honest, though, I'm much more of a chicken person anyway.

  4. I can't wait to see what you got Donny. When is his bday?

    I always leave with the whole mall when I go for one thing. It's a curse!

    Chipotle is my faaaave! I treated myself the other day. I always get steak though ;)

  5. Is the ring you got him a surprise pickout or did he pick it out and you just bought what he liked?