Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Adios September!!!

Big news on this last day of the month - Dallas is officially the first city in the U.S. with a confirmed case of Ebola! Eek! But thankfully we talked about Ebola and Enterovirus this morning on Take Charge Parenting. Dr. Sue's advice - CHILL OUT! More people die from the flu but people aren't all up in arms about it. She certainly eased my fears. As soon as the episode is posted, I'll be sure to provide a link!

My outfit today is from Loft at Watters Creek. Super cute and comfy - I might have to buy this one!

Monday, September 29, 2014

A belated birthday wish....

This little guy turned 10 last week... I still can't believe it. Happy birthday Will!

Today on The Broadcast...

Beauty queens and singing kings... it doesn't get much better than that. Miss Texas Monique Evans and The Voice contestant Luke Wade joined us as co-hosts on The Broadcast today. There were LOTS of laughs. Check out my YouTube channel for some of today's clips or visit www.thebroadcasttv.com.

My dress today is by White House Black Market at Watters Creek. Click here

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

People Always Ask Who I'm Wearing...

And if it's a black tie event around town, chances are I'm wearing a dress by Watters. Yes, the company is known for it's amazing wedding dresses, but they have tons of options that are black tie-appropriate. I wore it to host the red carpet at this year's Night of Superstars at the Gaylord Texan Saturday night.

I call this is dressy selfie - it's all about the dress.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Mighty Bruins Came To Town

"Jerry? Who's Jerry?"

The man sitting next to me last Saturday night at "Jerry World" (aka AT&T Stadium - home of the Dallas Cowboys) kept screaming, "GO JERRY." So I asked him, "Who's Jerry?" He was referring to the Bruins second-string quarterback Jerry Neuheisel who came into the game after our starting quarterback was injured in the first half of the game. Things looked bleak, very bleak and we'd pretty much lost all hope that we were going to win this game. 

And you have to understand why this is such a big deal... We're Bruins... in Texas... playing the Texas Longhorns... in Texas... surrounded by our neighbors... in Texas... who love them some Longhorn football. Yes, it was just a football game, but the prize was being able to hold one's head high after the win. But things looked bad.  

The Longhorns were up with a couple minutes left in the game. Ryan and I wanted to beat traffic (and avoid the minions) so we made our way to the exit. But then it happened... the Bruins started marching down the field. Then sure enough, with little time to spare, Jerry Neuheisel scored the game-winning touchdown and we beat the Longhorns 20-17. I screamed so much and so loud that I couldn't talk for two days. But it was so worth it.

The best part was watching the Bruins raise young Jerry Neuheisel onto their shoulders and carry him off the field into the tunnel. It was an awesome day.

A bunch of Ryan's former teammates were in town... big dudes... really big dudes.

With friend and fellow attorney Jeremy

With UCLA's iconic yell leader - he's been leading the 8-clap for years!

After the win - so glad we didn't miss it!

Take Charge Parenting - Episode 7

On this week's Take Charge Parenting, Dr. Sue and I tackled some big issues, including how to talk to your kids about domestic violence. We also chatted with a doctor from Children's Medical Center of Dallas about what to do if your kids are short in stature. It's an issue I've never really thought about because our kiddos are so tall, but the conversation was so interesting.  

With The Broadcast now airing from 10-11 am each day, Take Charge Parenting will now be on from 11-11:30 am on Tuesdays.

Click here for this week's episode!

The Week in Review - The Broadcast Edition

I always say I'm going to do a better job updating my blog, but then life happens and next thing you know it's been almost a month since my last post. Well, get ready... I'm going to rapid fire a couple of updates.

First up - The Broadcast. It was an interesting week for us on the show as we started our new format. Instead of being on from 9 - 11 am every day, we're on from 10 - 11. Time-wise, I love the change - I get to sleep in a little bit later (although that means sitting in traffic on the way to work) and the show is over in a snap. But the content just keeps getting better - here's a quick wrap up of the week.

I've gotta be honest - the beginning of the week is a bit of a blur and seems so long ago (which reiterates the need to update this blog more frequently). But I did a great segment with Chef Richard Chamberlain talking about this weekend's Oktoberfest in Addison. He took me back to my German roots with some yummy cabbage and sausage. And don't forget the beer! 

Repost - Chef's Facebook Page

My favorite part of the show Wednesday was discovering the band Barcelona. This Seattle-based group just spent the summer opening up for the group The Fray. Lead singer Brian had me at "we're inspired by '90s R&B." I came home and downloaded a bunch of their music. You should check them out! 

White House Black Market provided my wardrobe for the latter part of the week. This is their Iconic Artist Moto Zip dress - so comfy and stylish. 

Yesterday I did a great segment with some folks from the DFW Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The annual walk is a little under a month away and will be held at Texas Motor Speedway again. We've signed up Team Will again - you can make a donation to our team by clicking here. The ladies and I also competed in our first annual homecoming mum contest. For those of you outside of Texas, mums are a tradition here - the girls wear huge ones around their necks while the guys where garters on their arms. It's tradition. Well, I'm happy to report that our friends at McShan Florist chose mine as the winner. I was so pumped!

I wore the tulip wrap dress yesterday from White House Black Market - LOVED IT!

I had a little oopsie moment yesterday. I have a love-hate relationship with the teleprompter - sometimes it's just not my friend. I had to tape an interview with former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb about a film he consulted on called "The Forgotten Four." After we wrapped up the interview, I was informed that I called him "Donovan McNam." Nice. I'm still beating myself up over that. DOH! Clearly I hadn't had enough coffee and was still half asleep.

And finally today - an absolute highlight was having comedian Godfrey in studio. I missed his visit last time he was on the show - and apparently there were fireworks!!!! I quickly realized today that Godfrey is not only funny but unbelievably intelligent. He'll tackle hot topics that can be controversial and uncomfortable but he makes you laugh while he's doing it. I knew we'd get along when I realized neither of us are fans of Kim Kardashian. I wrapped up the week chatting with the Weekend Insiders and enjoying a brew being featured at Oktoberfest. It was a good week.

This was my favorite outfit of the week. This lace print skirt was so fun and comfy and the faux leather sweater top were perfect! I actually purchased the skirt since I loved it so much!

Don't forget to check out my YouTube channel or Facebook page for all of the clips from this week's shows.