"Be yourself.... everyone else is already taken."

Saturday, May 30, 2009

McNellie's Legends..........

Downtown Tulsa is getting so cool and up and coming....the hot spot of Green Country! The famous McNellie's Irish Pub downtown has branched out with a great breakfast and lunch diner around the corner called.....Dilly Deli! We were delighted this morning to experience the fabulous "breakfast"! I ordered the "Meg" but I could have ordered the "Beau"???? Do the "McNellies" know about our outstanding children?

We Met With Our Lawyer!

His name is Blake Hayes, Esquire!

Blake and Beau are good friends! When Blake took his "bar exams" a few years ago...Grandma Taylor prayed for him all day long! Obviously he passed and is now an up and coming brilliant Attorney @ Law!

So why the pictures of the BEAR? You might ask? We met at Blakes office to discuss really, really, really important business! As he seated us in the conference room... what loomed in the corner? Yes, the stuffed BEAR! A taxidermy delight! I'd seen a stuffed dear head and a stuffed fish....but not a giant BEAR!
Blake and his beautiful wife, Tara have recently become proud parents of a little fellow named Carson! We wish them great luck and we know Blake will always take good care of us in legal matters! BEAR None!

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Best Friend Ties The Knot!

Lynne Edwards marries Dr. Lawrence Mansur!

The happy couple entered into blissful matrimony in the sanctuary of a quaint little Presbyterian church in Hot Springs, Arkansas! Lynne's two beautiful daughters, Kelsey & Kylie and their husbands were witnesses to the blessed event! Lynne and I dined together yesterday and I got all the lovely details first hand! So Romantic! Hopefully I will be posting "wedding" photos soon! Congratulations to the "Newly Weds"!!!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summers Fifth Night Concert Series....

The concerts kick off tonight with the famous "Mid-Life Crisis" band!

Every summer "Fashionable Utica Square" hosts concert music on Thursday evenings! Thousands of people, young and old show up with their picnic baskets & wine! We usually set up camp in front of Restoration Hardware! It's just so much fun!

Family Fun Magazine! June/July Issue!

Who's the adorable little girl on the right?

Yes...the sweet little blonde with the pigtails! That's Presley Garlock! She calls Megan "Auntie Tay Tay"....she's Megans bestfriend's daughter! All you young couples with kids should dash out and pick up this magazine...it's full of great ideas for summer fun!
P.S. I think the other little girl is cute too!

Some One Special Is Having A Birthday Soon!

Some special friends are throwing a special Bar-Be-Que for Megan's birthday!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


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My newest IPhone application!

Other apps that I love:
Shazam, Google Earth, iHandy level, AroundMe, Urbanspoon, Photogene, Zillow, ThePopcorn, HearPlanet, Sol Free, YellowPages!
This IPhone lover is never bored! Treat yourself to a IPhone soon!
What are YOUR favorite apps?

The Newest Member Of The Grandma Club!!!!

My good friend Kerri with her new granddaughter, Matine Howell!

Congratulations Kerri! Did you ever imagine it would be this wonderful?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Mattress Sale!

The Sealy Posturpedic True Form King Size Memory Foam Mattress! We own it! Delivery is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday May 27th, 2009! We will be married 36 years come this July...our first bed was a wedding present from Grandma and Grandpa Taylor...A California King size bed! Wow! In the early 90's we bought our 2nd mattress set...the whole process is just hilarious! The mattress guy (Dave #4) had us lay down on virtually every mattress in the store...quite embarrassing but quite necessary, don't you think? Roll to your side, lay on your back...which side do you normally sleep on, etc....Row after row of beds...firm, soft, pillow top...and then we tried the memory foam and thought maybe we could just take a nap before we handed over our money! When the bed gets here we were told to jump on the mattress for at least a half hour to open up the air pockets! Who thought buying a mattress could be such fun!

Conforming Memory Foam
Multiple layers of comfortable, cradling of memory foam
Responds to your body's weight and temperature
Reduces pressure points and minimizes motion transfer

Good Night, Sleep Tight!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Nana & Dill Pickle....So Sweet!

Kim's Mom is so adorable! This is Gina and the sweetest baby in all of our lives... Dillan!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Weekend Previews From The Taylors Of Fashionable Utica Square!

STAR TREK 1966 THROUGH 1969 I was an original viewer in my hippie teens!

Beam me up Scottie! SPACE: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's five year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!!!!!

Cafe Ole' Beckons....

When in Brookside...You are a part of the Restless Ribbon! Cafe Ole' Saturday Morning! Think Huevos Rancheros! Yum! Will we love the movie? Star Trek!

I Can't wait to see Star Trek... Have any of you seen it yet? Send comments my way! The fact that J.J. Abrams (creator of LOST) has taken on this project makes me really excited!

EL RIO VERDE....SOOOOOOOOO GOOD! El Rio Verde is FAMOUS for their wet burritos....choice of meat, with beans, rice, lettuce and cheese....Drenched in salsa, melted jack & cheddar, sour cream and guacamole! I'm looking forward to lunching with my dear sweet husband tomorrow!


Dillan started our fun filled weekend off with a two hour visit!

Yep, we're getting started early! Tonight (Thursday) we are kicking off the holidays with the Laker game and some bar-be-que chicken prepared by chef Stephen! Friday plans are for lunch at our favorite mexican place...the great hole in the wall...El Rio Verde! Then the new Star Trek movie! Wow! Can it get more exciting? Saturday morning we'll have breakfast with our dear friends, Bob & Rhonda @ Cafe Ole' down on the Restless Ribbon! What will we do the rest of the day? And on Sunday and Monday? Saturday morning one of my best girl friends is getting married in Hot Springs, Arkansas....she'll be in my thoughts and prayers all weekend long! I'm looking forward to creating some fun posts for my blog! How about all of you guys? Have a nice leisurely Memorial Day weekend! Fire up the grill and have some loved ones over!




My nephew, Jaimie, already has a gig lined up at the Sunset Grill! This is the cool poster that will probably be plastered all over town soon! He's traveling from sunny California to Tulsa for his high school reunion in early July.....talk about "blowing away" your old school mates! I think he should have booked the new BOK center downtown...the Sunset Bar & Grill can't possibly hold all of his fans!

Stella And Milo...My Great Niece & Nephew

This is Stella, the great published artist!


This is Milo, the San Diego Chargers & OU Sooners fan!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stella's Interpretation Of "The Weather"!!


Stella Muehlhausen age 6 Hope Elementary School Carlsbad California ....her drawing was published in the newspaper! Wow! I'm hoping to acquire a cute picture of Stella to add to this post! The good looking fellow below is Stella's father, Jaimie Muehlhausen, my nephew! Don't be surprised when you google Jaimie! He's the creative artist behind Tony Hawk, has published his own bestselling book and is a fabulous musician! All of Tulsa is really excited that Jaimie is coming here in July for his High School Reunion! We can't Wait!

Isn't Stella's drawing marvelously creative! The apple never falls far from the tree!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Meet Hillary Of Los Angeles Dog Company!

Hillary is the only person that could LOVE your dog as much as you do!
And your dogs will love her too! Hillary and my Megan are best of friends...and of course I adore her (was so sad I didn't get to see Hillary last week when I was in LA)!!!! She's an artist, an actress and the successful owner of a "nanny to the dogs" business! I am so happy for "Walter", Meg & Tim's new Scottie dog...he will soon be part of Hillary's entourage! Please check out her blog from mine for some great pictures of...DOGS, of course!
P.S. Hillary is from Dallas Texas...isn't she beautiful!!!!

Who Is Stephen Strasburg?

Stephen is headed to Dallas tomorrow in the Mini Cooper just to see Stephen Strasburg pitch! This is HUGE!!!! I gather he is THE greatest pitcher to come out of college baseball! He must be amazing for Stephen to head to Texas! Stephen is busy packing today...binoculars & stopwatch included! Firstnamejane will miss you! Click on the video above to get a first hand look!

Silverspoon Dog & Baby Event

Okay, let's start with www.LITTLECAPERS.COM!!! Non Violent Super Hero shirts w/detachable Capes!! A super duper gift!

Danielle (Meg's best friend from US Weekly) got us in to the Silverspoon Doggie & Baby event at the Century City Hilton last weekend! Lots and Lots of booths featuring the lastest and hippest things for dogs and babies! I came home with soooooo much fun stuff for Petuka and Baby Dillan! Here are some of my favorites...and you'll enjoy going to their websites!

The good people from stride rite shoes gave me these cute shoes for Dillan!

WWW.KULAKLIPS.COM They make the cutest hairclips for babies!!!!!

Petuka loves her new snoozles bandana! Check out Dog American Style!

I absolutely loved midori bamboo, I highly recommend their website!

These baby throws are so soft and cuddly! The clothing and everything is made from bamboo!

cj's Bitz "The Gourmet Chocolate Treat"!

"Snack of the Day" on the Rachael Ray Show!!!

Do what you love and love what you do! cj's Bitz & Stix, did just that! They are the perfect blend of salt & sweet, crunchy & velvety smooth, a one of a kind gourmet chocolate treat that is truly irresistible! I was given a box of the dark chocolate for Stephen and he just loved them! Think peanut butter, white chocolate...soooo good! Go to www.cjsstix.com to order a ONE-OF-A-KIND gourmet chocolate treat! Even better than girl scout cookies!

Petuka has really been "tugging" away with her new "Doggy Tug"!! Thanks to the nice people at the Silverspoon dog and baby event!

Take the "prep" out of food preparation! An easy way to add flavor, pizzazz and nutrition to your meals! You can easily incorporate these pureed veggies into everyday recipes....from spaghetti to chocolate cake! Visit their website: www.HipHip Puree.com....they will ship to you through Amazon.com....they also have some fabulous recipes...so healthy for yourself and the kids!

This luxury pet boutique had alot of fun stuff, alot of cute things for little dogs!
Megan was best buddies with Alli Jensen (now Baldocchi) when we lived in Manhattan Beach...they have remained friends all these years...Alli grew up to create this fabulous line of beach and swim wear for children.. They even make wet suits! So cool www.haidensurf.com Check this one out for sure!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I have recently been pulling the nape back at my cute little ear lobes! When you do...you can pull away the wrinkles on one's neck...How young would I look if I only had a "clip and tuck"? Oh, my...and this was the person that wanted so desperately to grow old gracefully! Then I encountered this mirror that Kerri had given me....and then I took a profile shot of our Dillan....maybe the lines on our necks are like the rings on a tree...they tell a story...and it begins at birth! I will look at my lovely neck in a new way now!! I will OWN it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Megan has started a blog just for her new little Scottie Dog, Walter! This is a picture from the Silverspoon Doggie & Baby event held @ The Hilton Hotel in Century City! Walter is being fed caviar on a superior dog cracker in this picture! Check out Meggie...she is thinking how crazy cool! Doggie Aficionado Magazine took pictures! Will Walter & Meg be in the next issure? She's being introduced to the world of Dog lovers! Tim and Megan were like new parents! Walter is so lucky to be with Meg & Tim...he has his own blog now! iheartwalter.blogspot.com !!!! The Westminster Dog Show Host always says, "The Scottish Terrier, Loyal To A Fault"!!!! A new blog to bounce to when you get bored with mine!

Kimberly & Dillan Grace....Embrace

The Apple IPhone Self Portrait?

Over the past weekend, Meg showed me how to take pictures of your self on the iPhone while driving in the car...this was the best I could do! The little red hint of a smile down in the corner says it all!

Stephen Knees Advice!

Tricia Hall and Stephen chit chat about knees...

Friends Lynne Edwards and Mitch Rhyne weigh in on the topic!

Now that your eyes have re-adjusted..Our friends got pretty BLURRED when Stephen's impending knee operation came up in the conversation! All kidding aside...Stephen met with his doctor and his knee replacement surgery is scheduled for June 29th! However he is having second thoughts and seems to be seeking every one's advice! Lynne had her knee replaced over a year ago and Tricia's husband, Jerry had both knees replaced four years ago! Lynne's fiance (Sir Dr. Lawrence Mansur) a famous bone and joint doctor said, "Make sure you really want this, because there's no going back!!!" To knee or not to knee, that is the question!

Oh Dillan.....We Missed You So!

Dillan was our afternoon delight!

Last Wednesday, Stephen came down with a cold and I left for Los Angeles...so we hadn't seen our sweet grandbaby for a full 7 days! It was a joyous reunion! I had a box of rice cereal & new rubber tipped little spoons ready for the day we could start spoon feeding!! And that's exactly what we did! Stephen held her and I fed her and then we switched and Stephen got to feed her while I held her!!! If any of you out there doubt that this was the funnest thing ever....you need to find a baby to feed!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dear Omaira, What's With The Mask? Are You The 1st Swine Flu Victim In Tulsa?

Omaira is our dear friend and happily comes to our home every two weeks to help me keep on top of things...she's been with us for four years or more! So imagine when she pulled out the mask recently when she started cleaning!!!! No swine flu here...just springtime allergies making her especially sensitive to dust! Omaira has the nicest little boy named Christian...I'll try and get a snap shot of him this summer! He has an inquiring mind and the happiest smile!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Matine Howell Arrives!

As you fellow bloggers,facebook & twitters now know...Brooke had her baby girl this morning! Matine...isn't that such a great name!! Congratulations to Peter and Brooke! A new Montana baby! Blessings that all went well! My best friend Kerri must be in heaven! Matine is perfect and weighed in just over seven pounds! Healthy and adorable! You can follow her blog through mine...it's going to get even more exciting with Matine!

The Lemonade Ladies!

Sara C & Sara K & Mia joined us for Lemonade delights!

Megan has the GREATEST group of friends and I was honored that they included me in a young ladies leisurely lunch! The healthiest & yummiest food ever!