Halloween Costume News!

October 27, 2011 - Posted by Queen&King Lear at 10:54 AM

Wanted to share this interesting article with you - It's about a group of college students in Ohio trying to end racially insensitive Halloween costumes this year. Pretty interesting take on Halloween! And a great Slogan - "We are a culture, not a costume."

You can view their website STARS*. And check out the articles ABC News, & CBC NEWS.

I don't know what I want o be for Halloween... prob nothing since we will not be going to a party this year!!! We are booked SOLID this upcoming weekend.We shall see.

-Queen Lear

Inspiration needed.

October 17, 2011 - Posted by Queen&King Lear at 2:26 PM
Not so long ago... I mentioned in a post that I would post some pictures for inspiration.

This is ONE of the side tables I'm working with. (I have 2) I'm fishing for some creative color choices, and/or ideas for these. Isn't it cute?! I see such potential. Even cuter for $45 bucks for the pair. (auction) We really need to find an auction here in Oklahoma... I can't wait to once again wave my little white flag (or paddle) in solid NON SURRENDER!

Any cute photos you have found online or from diggin deep in your creative minds would be nice too. I'm planning to start in January with the refinish. Looking forward to hearing your ideas. :) I also snagged these four lovelies (below) a couple weekends ago at a garage sale in my neighborhood. AWESOME. A little leather conditioner is all they need.  :) They are now in my kitchen.


Speaking of family....

October 11, 2011 - Posted by Queen&King Lear at 8:10 AM
We had a busy September...lots of visitors!

Labor day weekend - Aunt Deb came to visit from St. Louis. We had bunches of fun. Girl time, relaxing, shoppin' a little, eatin' a lot, (and by a lot, I mean its highly probable that I never went a minute without chewing something) and I took her to see Shakespeare in the park! (I think I had mentioned this before, but Michael met one of the actors from the show at church the day after we had gone on our stay-cation... and I met him at Starbucks! He happily served me my chai latte-extra chai) 

Weekend of my b-day [SEPT 19] - My parents, sister and her man came to visit from St. Louis. Not to mention the adorable face of my nephew, Warner. I had sidewalk chalk, glow stick bracelets, sparklers, and the Oklahoma State Fair waiting for him. We had such a great time! On Sunday I had to go to a meeting at work, and I was gone about 2 hours, and when I came home I was greeted with pink balloons ALL over my living room floor, a princess pinata, a birthday cake, presents, and a lovely dinner! (birthdays are a big deal at the Burns & Leary houses) SURPRISE!!! Twas awesome. What was NOT awesome was that my memory card got fried and I lost almost all pics from the weekend. At least I have some on Michael's phone :(


On Monday night (my actual birthday) We went to the Sanctus Real Concert at the Fair! I was surprised with friends and funnel cake complete with candles! :) It read 21.4 (each year after 21 is an anniversary of my 21st. hehe) Such a great time with friend-zies! 

Last weekend / 1st days of October - In-Laws came to visit from OHIO! They drove, which is quite a feat, and brought me my end tables (that I bought for dirt cheap at an auction there in March) They will go perfectly in the guest room, I will be posting a picture for inspiration soon. :) We did some shopping, ate lots o'food, explored downtown, and showed them around other parts of OKC! Such a great time with the in-laws. I'm looking forward to seeing them again in a few weeks for Michael's sisters wedding!

I love September. Its not hot, its got my birthday, and of course I have always loved the first day of school. Maybe its the smell of pencil shavings or new friends, (not the smell of new friends, but HAVING the potential of new friends) new tennishoes, or jackets.... I'm not sure. But I love it. I cant wait til my future kiddos have a school supply list and I get to buy notebooks and binders and pencil boxes.

Signed, busy busy bees.

a long long time ago.

October 7, 2011 - Posted by Queen&King Lear at 2:34 PM
we have magazines in our bathroom.
one day, while i was doing my business I was browsing.
i was flipping through a hallmark magazine.
i found this:

it says,
"Ten Things We Love About Fall"
  1. It's the perfect time to celebrate the end of swimsuit season with a big cookie.
  2. Oh look...the hills got all dressed up.
  3. It's OK to shave your legs every other day.
  4. Snugglier pants then corduroys have yet to be invented.
  5. Pumpkin is some sort of vegetable, right? So, that makes pumpkin pie health food, right?
  6. Listen. Do you hear that? That's the sound of quiet after the kids go back to school.
  7. Touch football makes everyone feel like an athlete.
  8. The Christmas catalogs are here! Time for the credit cards to come out of hibernation.
  9. Half of a powdered donut is just the right size to dunk in a mug of coffee. Science triumphs again!
  10. Only you know that your toenails are polished in your very favorite color." -Bill Gray
isn't it great?
this magazine was from 2004.
that was before i graduated HS.
apparently there was something in this magazine i wanted to save.
i will keep it still.
and we need to update the magazines in the basket.
ah, fall.
this weather makes me want to take up a hobby.
or do more crafty things. #thankyoupintrest
maybe i will take up underwater basket weaving.
or something else. 

Dining Out

October 6, 2011 - Posted by Queen&King Lear at 11:39 AM
No, this is not a post about going out to eat... although we do that a lot.

Michael and I had to go to a Military event the other Saturday night, CALLED the "Dining Out." Got to see a lot of the other wives that I hadn't seen in a while (even though I'm on the board - i still feel out of the loop sometimes) and I got to get all dressed up again. It was at the Petroleum Club in OKC, apperently its pretty exclusive. Who knew. None the less .  .  . Good salad, good meat, good dessert, good coffee, and good friends. yaay. :) Here are some photos.

-Queen&King Lear


October 4, 2011 - Posted by Queen&King Lear at 6:59 AM
In recent days, I found yet another sumthin sumthin on Pintrest that I was dying to try! Homemade Dog Treats. I figured this would save us some money, so I did the math. Here it is:

One bag o' beggin strips or another type of treat with comparable amounts of treats, approx $4. And you get about half a bag of air, sometimes we tear the strips and get a lot more out of the bag, but for the posts sake, lets say, we have about 25 treats for 4 buckaroos. Yes?

Homemade dog treats: Total cost: $12.50
Applesauce $1.50
Olive Oil (already on hand) less then 50 cents, so $.50
Milk (already on hand) less than 50 cents, so $.50
Coconut $3
Oats $3
Organic Peanut Butter $4
Flour & Baking Powder (already on hand) - less then 50 cents, so $.50

Turns out my recipe, makes 90 treats. 90. I can make treats 3 more times with the stuff already bought, I will have to replenish say the PB but nothing else (small quantities of the ingredients, see). Thats 360 treats for approx: $16.50 (having replenished the PB)

360 treats at 4 bucks for 25.... $57.60 really? and the dogs love the PB! I'm never going back.

Signed, Savin.
-Queen&King Lear