Saturday, October 31, 2009

Boo!! It's Me! Happy Halloween y'all!


I found out of the Monster Mash movie thing from Adventures of Supermom! I'm not as tech savvy as her, I couldn't figure out how to embed the image into my blog--so please indulge me and go to the link! THANKS!!!


Friday, October 30, 2009

MY FIRST Blog party EVER!


Okay. I've been reading. And there are some really cool bloggers out there. Some of them even have blog parties or feature bloggers on their blog--If I named them all then this post would just be a bunch of links and WHO wants that?
Ok. Maybe. If you are good. I'll let you in on the secret.

YA-YA stuff AND Smell the coffee, Lisa recently participated in a blog party. Well I missed it. DARNIT! So since I missed it, I thought I would host my OWN blog party. I recently have gained a few NEW followers AND bloggers who would like to get to know more people AND people who just want to GET to KNOW everyone that is OUT there.
Ya-Ya and Smell the coffee Lisa got it from This is the story of a girl!
(Psst. I think that covers all the people...Just sharing the Linky Love. If I have forgotten anybody just let me know. I also stole some of the questions from her blog party too.)
So here's YOUR chance:

If YOU want to participate in my FIRST blog party, First, answer some questions for me so I can get-to-know-you TOO! (Just copy the questions and post them on your blog. The more entries I have, the more blogger friends I can pair up so y'all can get to know each other.)

This is ALSO a chance to drive some traffic to your blog so come on and participate! What are you waiting for??? :D


Either answer these questions (when I pair you up, you'll ask each other) OR pick three favorite posts from the gal I pair you up with and link them up in your own post. Introduce your blogger friend on YOUR own blog, make it grand 'cause people will be reading...)
Clear as mud? Thought so, so let's get started:I'll start this Big OL' BLOG party with a BLAM and answer these questions...

1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while you're blogging? Hot Spicy cheetos...I love the stuff!

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without? MY computer...J/K! Probably my honey and my children...:D

3. Beach, Mountains or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice? I LOVE the beach!!! I would totally want to live on the beach or at least NEAR a beach.

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty? Doing the dishes, Notice the stack of dishes in my kitchen...(AHEM! Yeah,yeah I'll get to them later.)

5. Prefer parties and socializing or staying at home with the fam? Both. I like going out with the family to parties and get-togethers too!

6.Favorite movie? "While you were Sleeping"

7. Do you sleep in your make up or remove it like a good girl every night? Depends on how tired I am--When I wear my contact, I ALWAYS take it out.(And I only wear one contact--only ONE of my eyes can't see...)

8. Where is your favorite place to shop? Hmmm. I don't really have any EXTRA money right now--I like Wal-mart and TARGET though.

9. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time? BLOG!!! LOL! HA!HA! (I do more than that already...) But really probably read. I LOVE to read romance and mysteries!!!

10. Are you a big spender or frugal? Probably frugal. I like my money people. Especially in THIS economy. Gotta SAVE EVERY penny...:D

OKAY. There ya have it folks!!! Did ya like it? If you want to know even more about me--50 THINGS ABOUT MOI!!!

Feel free to use some of the things I used in my 50 thing post too.
Whatever you feel like. I'm easy.

THIS BLOG PARTY ENDS NOV 5TH 2009 @ MIDNIGHT! SO PLEASE SIGN UP OK? :)I mean the sign-ups end then...ok?:)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

NaNiWriMo contestant, Yup that's me...

(This is my CRAZY ME. I registered for a Novel writing thing? WHAT? 30 days to write a novel?)
Well I did it folks. I registered for National novel writing month! I know, I am crazy. But I think I can do it you guys. I LOVE to write and have even outlined something to write about. 50,000 words is ALL I have to come up with. I think I figured just about 2,000 words a day. I can do that. EASY! (I hope so.) I'm excited. So cheer me on in November, ok? I promise NOT to neglect my blogging audience, 'cause I am a Blogaholic. Yes, I said it, I'm addicted. I'll keep you posted, with a word count and EVERYTHING.

So I've been thinking, If YOU were to leave a treasure of yours behind because you had to leave your home quickly, what would you hide? (Assuming you would be able to come back and recover your treasure.)

I'm not sure what I personally would hide. I don't really have any money to hide. I wear my wedding ring. Hmmm. What should I hide? Chocolate? That'd be good, except it melts. I'll think about it.


In other news, Halloween carnival was tonight. My girls dressed up. My "A" was a Baliwood dancer. "M" was an Indian princess. And the littlest? She is a sushi.
So cute, and they are ALL mine.
Here's some PICS...

I know, So cute, huh? I love the laughing and the drinking root beer! I swear my little "L" cracks me up every day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (Almost, as usual I can't seem to keep my mouth shut...LOL!)

I did some baking yesterday. Can you tell? My sweet "M" is having her class Halloween party tomorrow. I decided to try my hand in Homemade Oreos. I tasted one. Mmm! They are oh so scrumptious! And this time, I won't just leave a picture, I'll leave you a recipe too. Just go to OREOS RECIPE!! Lolli at Better in Bulk, posted a most excellent homemade recipe. The only thing I would add is that I refrigerated my cookies before I frosted them. (It kept them from falling apart.)

And for those of us who don't like to click everywhere for a recipe, here is the recipe for you, THANKS to Lolli!!
Homemade Halloween Oreo Cookies

Cookie ingredients:

1 box devil's food cake mix
1 stick of butter
2 eggs

Directions: Mix ingredients together. Roll into small balls (I would have made the cookies smaller than Necco did in the video). Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. After cookies have cooled completely, spread frosting on one cookie and sandwich with another.

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

2 Tbls of butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 t vanilla
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Directions: Beat ingredients together until smooth, and then spread between two cookies.

I hope everyone has a Delightful Halloween!

What kind of treats have you been making lately??:D

Monday, October 26, 2009

What's the LAST thing you do before going to bed? AND other Random stuff...

I wish I had something romantic to put here. But to be honest with you, I probably check my email and facebook. Pretty lame, huh? I just want to know I'm NOT missing out on anything before I go to sleep. Maybe one of you had a bad day, and that one comment will make you happy. And for Facebook, I like looking at pictures. So if any of you posted a new pic, I have to CHECK it out!

I thought I would try this FJ1W (For just one week.) thing from Erin. You see every so often she challenges herself for a week. I am going to try it this week. I want to change my bedtime routine. For just one week, I will kneel on the floor beside my bed and pray thanking my Father in heaven for getting me through another day. My prayer habits have been severely lacking, and I need to work on that.

Then I'll check FB and Blogger. LOL. Probably not. Then I have to work on my husband to come to bed with me at a decent time. Lately he comes to bed after midnight. We'll see how it goes this week. I'll report on my labors next Monday.

This Saturday is Halloween!!! YEAH!!! Time to stuff our faces with the chocolate man! YUM-O! This year we are going to a Trunk OR treat at the church this year. It should be just as good. Any place serving hamburgers AND hotdogs and CANDY has got to be good right??

Hope everyone has a better wake-up than me. (My smoke detector woke me up because its batteries died.) UGH!

What are YOU doing this year for Halloween?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Inspired by Another Blogger...

So I was going through my dashboard and reading all the updates, and I came across YAYA stuff and she always posts her favorite colors on Saturday. I found a blue and purple sunset on Google that was beautiful I had to share...

I know pretty huh?

And one more...

I love Google images don't you?
Oh and I almost forgot the quilt that I making is blue and purple too. (mostly purple anyway...:)

Friday, October 23, 2009

What was in my head last night during dinnertime...


Okay. Last night I was about to begin preparations for dinner a song came into my mind. First there was a lot of chorus then the song title...RUN AROUND SUE....

This is wierd because I did not grow in the 50's. My parents did but I didn't.
I think I shall blame this little song (which BTW STILL won't get out of my head) on my Dad. He also used to listen to music from his Era when we were in the car together when I was a teenager.

So this post is to all you bloggers out there who have a song STUCK in your head for a while...
Here's the link...Listen to it for me will ya?:D

Run Around Sue!

I hope everyone has a good weekend!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Who thinks their a Scary Mommy? *Cue Manical Laughter* ME, That's WHO! (LOL!)

FYI: Hey you all out there! I'm in! I'm linked up!!! YEAH! My Scary mommy post was NOT written in vain! Scary mommy just emailed me and apologized for the link problem. YEAH!!! Good news!

Dear Blogger Friends,
I need your help. You see,Scary Mommy is doing something awesome on her blog. She wants all of us mothers in honor of the new movie, Motherhood CLICK HERE FOR MOTHERHOOD TRAILER! that is coming out, to tell why we are scary mommies.

I have decided to tell you all what I think I am the scariest mommy of ALL bloggers.
But I need your help. Please leave a comment letting me know why you think I am a scary mommy. (And hey, if it leads you to write a scary mommy post of your own, Go right ahead, I'm really not that afraid.)

Without further ado, Here is my Scary mommy post! ENJOY!
AHEM! *Clearing voice*

I have been a mother for about ten years now. And let me tell you it doesn’t get any easier. I have made a lot of mistakes on the way. Here are some of my scariest moments.

I know I am a scary mommy when all I want to do is sleep in and ignore the crying and whining from the kid’s bedrooms.

I know I am a scary mommy when all I want to do is pull my hair out because those children of mine are fighting for the umpteenth time this evening.

I know I am a scary mommy when sweets is all I can prepare for dinner. “What about Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins for dinner kiddo? Mom’s tired, tonight.”

I know I am a scary mommy when hubby comes home from work and proceeds to kiss me and I say, “Will you just leave me alone? I have been mauled enough for one day!”

I know I am a scary mommy when it’s time to potty-train my two year old and I don’t want to ‘cause let’s face it, cleaning up poo and pee accidents is NOT fun!

I know I am a scary mommy when I let my children watch too much TV. (But I needed some time on Facebook and Blogger right?)

I know I am a scary mommy when I stay in my pajamas ALL day just because I am tired and I feel like it.

I know I am a scary mommy when I look in the mirror and wonder where my life went.

I know I am a scary mommy when I drive my kids to school in the morning in my pajamas and slippers.

I know I am a scary mommy when I find myself saying the same things my mom did.

I know I am a scary mommy when I find myself trying to reason with my ten year old over fashion! (She will never wear what I want her to wear!)

Last but not least I know I am a scary mommy because I *actually* think by writing a post about Scary Mommyhood I can win a Flip video camera. (I’m doing it for the kids right, ‘cause if I won the video camera I could record ALL their moments and preserve them for later. Like when their Prom dates come over.):):)

There you have it folks. Now head on over to and let her know who really is the scariest mommy...ME right?(I think you guys have to leave a comment over there too so I can win...OR whatever.It's just a blogging game right? But I can win a Flip video camera..So please be kind ok!:)) Thought so. You guys rock!!

The whole "Bella" & "Edward" thing is lost on Me.

We all went through high school, right? I'm sure we all lost a love or two in the process. What's that you say? You married your high school sweetheart?? Well, it could happen I suppose but not if your high school boyfriend is Edward from the Twlight books.
I mean don't get me wrong,I like the Twilight series. I eventually got passed the whining from Bella, the decisions she made that were DUMB, her cluelessness about life...But let's be fair here, she is a teenager. When we are honest with ourselves we can admit that we are A LOT smarter than our teenage selves. I often wonder what it would be like if I went back in time to my former teenage self and had a conversation with myself.

Older Me: So are you ever going to talk to M? I mean you have only been writing poetry to him forever.

Younger Me: If he finds out I like him, he will never like me EVER. It is safer like this.

Older Me: Then what about his friend, J? He seems to think you are beautiful. I mean that is his nickname for you.

Younger Me: J? You know what the popular people would say if I went out with J? you gotta be joking. Ha! Ha!

Older Me: And one more thing, You most certainly do NOT know everything! I know more than you ever will!

Just a thought. I was very insecure in high school. Back to Edward/Bella/Jacob.
Your love leaves you. He tells you he is doing it for you, he just can't be with you right now, and he will ALWAYS love you but that he is going away and that you should not worry, AND.... (You get my point.)

Enter your best friend, who just so happens to be a guy. (A very good looking guy I might add.) "I won't ever go away." You and your best friend continue to hang out together until you find yourself falling in love with him. At first it was strictly friendly, but soon you come to realize it is he that you love.
Your "love" comes back. He says he is sorry that he left and he wants to pick it up where you left off. You and this guy best friend are really close now. You think you might be falling for him. Do you just leave your guy best friend for the so-called love that left you? (I wouldn't. I would stand by the person who stuck by me through my tears, my lonelieness, my confusion.)

In essence, that is what Jacob did for Bella. And look at what he got for it. Bella chose Edward in the end. Who wants to cuddle up to something that is so cold anyway? I don't get it. I just don't get it.

All you Twilight fans out there, who did YOU choose and why?

All you NON-Twilight fans out there, I gave you the scenario. Would you choose the love that left you, or your friend you are starting to fall in love with?

I hope this picture won't persuade any of you to turn to Jacob. But here, take a look.

Did any of you change from Edward to Jacob now? :)
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bloggertunity, A Mom's Guide to Blogging...A review.

I recently had the chance to read this E-book Bloggertunity, A Mom's guide to Blogging by Stephanie Schaffer.

WOW! I finished reading this book and that is what I thought. WOW! She certainly know ALOT about blogging that's for sure. She has been doing it since 2007 so that is LONGER than me. (I have only been blogging since JAN 2009. Although my first post was in October of 2008, and it was oh so very lame. UGH.)
Anyway, the whole book basically goes through the process of getting started in the blogging world. She talks about basic layout of your blog, how to get reviews on your blog, how to make your blog interesting, the do's and don't's of blogging in a nutshell. It IS AWESOME!!! I mean when I started blogging back in January I wish this book was out. It totally explains the importance of blogging to me.

Why is blogging important?==>It extends your friendship circle.

She said she has even interviewed celebrities. She never mentioned who but that IS cool. (I wonder who she interviewed. I would interview Sandra Bullock on my blog. I have almost ALL her movies.) (Then Matthew McConaughey. But that interview would have to be in person, if you know what I mean...:))

So if you happened to be a NEW blogger I recommend this book to you. It's twenty dollars, ( not bad if it pretty much a step by step guide to blogging). Go to MetropolitanMama AND check out her blog! Her E-book is on her sidebar!

Here's a link of Stephanie outlining her book. (I forgot, she even will refund your money if you don't like it.) You will like her book, it's totally worth it for the beginning blogger and the seasoned blogger. Go get your copy today and tell me what you thought!CLICK HERE TO SEE STEPHANIE!

Monday, October 19, 2009


I guess it was not fair to post my Butternut Squash Bread AND my Pumpkin cheescake WITHOUT the recipes. (Banana Walnut bread can be found in ANY cookbook or online.)

Here is the Butternut Squash Bread recipe. (Instead of pumpkin I added Squash. Did you know that Squash is sweeter than pumpkin?)

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups solid pack pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup water
4 eggs

Grease and flour three 7 x 3 inch pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Measure flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices into a large bowl. Stir to blend. Add pumpkin, water, salad oil, eggs, and nuts. Beat until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake for approximately 1 hour.

Do YOU even know how to bake your Butternut Squash? Here's how:
Slice the Squash in half. Scoop out the seeds. Put some butter, salt, pepper and some brown sugar on both halves of squash. Place in a 350 degree oven and allow to cook for about an hour. Remove from oven. Then carefully with a knife remove cooked squash from shell. Now you are ready to use it to make Squash Bread!!! YEAH!

I have seem to have misplaced the Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. I'll post that when I find it. Happy Baking Monday! (I'm going to decorate Halloween Sugar cookies with the KIDDOS! :)

I've been BIT by the Baking Bug.....Take a look!

I went to Cedar City this weekend (Saturday) to help my MIL. (Yes, I happened to be in the minority because I LIKE my mother-in-law, AKA, MIL). She needed some help canning peaches and other household tasks. Well, I ended up on a Baking Spree Extragavanza! I noticed some brown bananas on my MIL'S counter. Enter Me. I made Banana Nut bread! Then she said she had some pumpkin that she wanted to make Pumpkin cheesecake with. Enter me! Here's my baker's list on Saturday:
1. Banana Bread
2. Three loaves of Butternut Squash bread. (Yes, baking with squash is delicious, YOU should try it.)
3. Pumpkin cheesecake.
Here are some pictures of my delectable goodies! (If you happened to live close to me, I probably will be giving out treats for Christmas.) :)

Banana Walnut Bread!

Butternut Squash Bread! (I gave one loaf away to a dear friend and another loaf is getting sent in a package this week to another dear friend who helped design my blog!)

Pumpkin Cheesecake(YUM!)

(It's NOT a restaurant slice of cheesecake but it IS a slice of sweet divinity! YUM, YUM! It is quite delicious!)

The bad news is that the FLU bug has attacked my dear sweet two year old with a fever! I hope she gets better soon. (Thank you Tylenol! She has a 102 grade fever.)

Hopefully she will return to her silly self later this week. She slept ALOT on Sunday.

I hope Monday brings you some sort of happiness today. I normally loathe Mondays, but I'm getting used to them. Their NOT so bad after all. (Especially when you have such yummy bread in the house to eat!)
I plan on making MONDAY more bearable by eating a slice of MY Butternut Squash bread. How do YOU plan on making your Monday more bearable? YES, reading MY blog is a good start...)

Friday, October 16, 2009

I Google Everything, Don't you?

Lisa, from Smell the Coffee, Lisa. did this Google thing the other day. It's EASY! All you do is go to Google images and write down the 10 things from MY list and post ONE of the first 10 images that show up. Clear? After you read my list, get started on your own. I promise you will really like mine.

1. FAVORITE DRINK: I LOVE Chocolate milk!! Can't drink it ALL the time though, or I would be really FAT.

2. MY HOMETOWN: Richmond, Virginia. Ahh the James River! I floated down it once with my Dad.

3. FAVORITE SHOW: HEROES! Need I say more?

4. OCCUPATION OR WHAT YOU ARE IN SCHOOL FOR: I am first and foremost a Mom. (When the kids are older, I'll see about Nursing school.Right now I have my writing and my Motherhood...:)

5. FIRST CAR: Chevrolet Nova. (Actually it was a 1988 Nova, I think. I had it until I ran in the back of somebody on my way to work....)

6. FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi. My husband LOVES Sushi. (It's a good thing I like the stuff too.)

7. CELEBRITY YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD YOU RESEMBLE: Kate Hudson. (Roll eyes. I wish someone would tell me I look like Kate Hudson. 'Cause then I could star in that movie "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" with Matthew MCconaughey. Which leads us to Number 8....)

8. CELEBRITY ON MY "TO DO" LIST: Matthew McConaughey. Yummy!

9. FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TOY: Barbie. (I think I played Barbie until I discovered boys at 14 or 15. I always had a crush on boys but they didn't really notice me until I was 14 or 15.)

10. ANY RANDOM PICTURE YOU CARE TO SHARE: The impossible picture! Men doing housework! (Although just yesterday my hubby loaded the dishwasher for me...I know, I know AMAZING!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

*AHEM* I'd like to make a toast...

This award is from Emma Louise!

I'd like to thank all the little people who helped make this blog a success.
(Who are these little people I speak of? Not sure, Probably my kids.)

Thank you for letting me have an hour or two in the morning to post wonderful stuff to my readers! I am honored and amazed at the support you guys have given me.*Sniff,sniff* For your endless comments and help (mainly because I still do NOT get HTML. (I just have really cool friends who do... likeThe MOM Nerd!

Now to come up with five blogs of my own that deserve this award. Just grab this award from my blog and post it in yours. Choose 5 bloggers worthy of this "Over the Top" award!

Here they are, in no particular order.

Through the Eyes of Insanity and Bliss!
This blog is beautiful, love the purple, and she is a great storyteller and VERY funny!

Mine our Spectacular!
This is the blog I got the cool cake pops from. (That post is upcoming. Stay tuned!)

Speaking from the Crib!
ROFL wet-your-pants blog! You will die laughing from this one. She is hiarious!!! And if you follow her she returns the favor. :)

The Word Nerd.
If you are a writer like me the author of this blog knows grammar like the back of her hand. Check her out if you are needing help with grammar.

Shark Bait!
Also Wet-your-pants funny! Check her blog out on Friday, With her post entitled, "Things I May or May not have said" AWESOMELY hilarious!

That's it. Now go check them out! If you have recieved this award before I apologize. You are so good, you must be recognized again!!!:))) Thanks for playing along!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (Almost), You really thought I could post a picture WITHOUT saying anything? HA!

This picture was taken by my cousin Megan. (She has an awesome camera and knows how to use the timer so she can catch herself in a self portait.)

AHEM. A few words please.

I really like the colors in this picture. I particularly the azure blue of the sky and the way the light seems to capture her face. She is day-dreaming. It is definitely a good dream by the expression on her face. You see my cousin, Megan is a mother of two children. A boy and a girl. As mothers we know that this peaceful state is usually not achievable. We are either too busy getting a meal on or changing a diaper to really enjoy a good daydream. I mean when was the last time you had a really good daydream? I can't think of any. (I better start watching Matthew McConaughey then. HE always gives me good thoughts.) :)

What are your thoughts on the picture?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Welcome to the SITsAhood!!!

Ok. Ok. I must admit something. I joined The Secret is in the Sauce a while ago. Maybe two or three months. I didn't really get it. (Sometimes it take a little while for me to get some things.) But it clicked. The key to sisterhood is support. You can support your fellow bloggers and friends through commenting. I wrote a post on blogging comments a while ago, if you want to read it CLICK HERE! (You don't really have to click there, I just read the post. It is an old post and quite lame. I have gotten better in my writing abilities....LOL!:)

Anyway where was I? Oh yeah. The key to sisterhood is support. It is. We might not live close to each other but we have our blogs. We check our dashboard to see if anything new posted. We get excited when we see our new funny friend post something. YEAH! I am glad I get it.

Thank you for your support in comments!!!Thank you for your lurking support!!! (I know you are out there.):) Thank you for the recent increase in followers. (Followers they don't really mean anything, it is kinda lame but hey it is ONE way you know people actually think you are cool.) Maybe? Ok. I already know I am cool. :)

If you haven't heard of The Secret is in the Sauce! check it out! There is a world full of amazing bloggers out there. And now those people are all on my dashboard. (Ok. Ok. Not ALL of you yet. So come and tell me about you. What? What was that? You don't know about me yet? You can CLICK HERE for things you might want to know about me.)

So that's it. That all I have for you today. Time for the laundry, dishes, blogging, FB, check two different email accounts, write more in my novel, get some baking done...WHEW! I am tired just looking at my list. Wish me luck getting it all done. Check. Post already published. YES! See you around later in the SITsAhood, Sister!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Laundry Days seem to NEVER end...

First of all I want to thank my amazing talented cousin for taking these pictures. Her name is Megan and she started taking photography classes about a month ago. She is really talented.

Is it just me or does everyone feel like this about laundry? I mean once you think you are caught up somebody brings down another hamper and you start all over again. When I originally saw this picture I thought to myself, maybe if I stuff myself in the dryer the laundry will go away. (Second thought, how does one stuff themselves into a dryer anyway?) And thirdly, That is a TON of clothes! I have probably had more around my washer if that is even possible. (Yes it is.) Laundry is the bane of my existence but I still have to wash clothes. (Well we all could go around naked but since I don't have the body of Cindy Crawford or Kelly Ripa I'll spare you that, ok?)

I have come up with a solution for keeping up with laundry. Stay on top of it. Don't neglect your dirty clothes. (I know this is easier said then done when everything else calls our attention...FB, Blogging, exercise, our children...etc...)

I have tried to keep up with laundry this past month. It is looking better. Now if I could stay on top of putting it all away...

The other picture is classic mother to me. We need a little peace in our life. We enter our bathroom (that is suppose to be a sanctuary, but instead is filled with our children's toys) for a bubble bath. We are too tired to take the toys out of the tub. We crawl into the hot water and breathe. Relaxing? Not really. I have a rubber duck floating on my toes, I am sitting on a little pony, and Barbie is staring at me as if to say, "Don't you think you could lose some weight?"
But as mothers we relish in our bubble baths WITHOUT the children. Hopefully we have locked the door because if we haven't in a minute there will be NO privacy. I personally like bubble baths. The toys are not a problem anymore because we have 3 bathrooms. :) Do yourself a favor all you mothers out there, go take a bubble bath. Tell your hubby you need some time alone for a bit and just relax. It opens up your mind and reminds us that we need to slow down every once in a while. Thanks Megan for the reminder.

I hope everyone has a Happy Monday!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pretty productive? You be the judge...

This week I have been pretty productive. I canned 18 pints of applesauce, 7 quarts of peaches, 5 half-pints of peach jam, AND 2 half-pints of Chocolate-Rasberry jam. Plus before the canning spree, I mopped the kitchen floor and cleaned my kitchen! The only thing I did not get done was a chance to write. Maybe I'll do some free-writing today and see how it turns out.

I've also commented on a few more blogs and found some more of you to follow. YEAH!

I totally nailed a Squash Soup recipe and made it for my family. I also made Taco Soup which turned out to be a hit also.

I made Zucchini brownies yesterday with frosting. (I hardly ever make frosting.)

I also finished my book review for the book I just read. (The review will coming out November 16th.

Halloween Costumes? My 7 year old wants to be a ballerina and my 10 year old? She doesn't want to dress up. (Maybe I can change her mind.) You guys have any ideas for her costume? I have NO idea what my 2 year old should be either. Ugh! Any ideas for her??

My 100th post is coming up. Yes I believe technically I am probably already past it but I am considering what to do.(I LOVE celebrating!) I am thinking of sending a few of my favorite things out to a lucky reader of my blog. (My favorite things are chocolate,body spray, lotion, AND magazines....I am a magazine junkie.) What do you guys think?

I think that wraps up my week. How was your week?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

(Lydia likes to dress herself with her OLDER sister's shoes and socks. LOL!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Don't really want to toot my own horn...

Listen, I didn't really want to do this, I don't know what is possessing me to tell you all about it. I just have to. (Could it be after I post this that I will be one more post closer to 100? Yes, This post is 99) MomNerd (Click here for the post.) did it! She posted a guest post by none other than yours truly. My first guest post. I actually kind of like this guest blogging thing. It is fun. You all should try it. :))

So I have told y'all about my new look on FB. Haven't really twittered it, but I have like 30 or so followers on Twitter. What's the BIG deal about twitter anyway?

Thanks to you all for dropping by and taking a look. :))

Just remember Post 100 is coming and I think I will be doing something special for my readers...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

AWESOME SCENTED (Not flavored) :)soap giveaway!!!

The above image is the watermelon SCENTED soap on this Etsy site Insanity and Bliss is giving away. (Well I think she is giving away another soap but still, so stinking sweet, isn't it? So Stinking Sweet is the name of the Etsy shop...)

OK people. Another great giveaway is going on at Insanity and Bliss! It is her one year Bloggerversary! At least wish her congratulations if anything....

If you don't want to enter the giveaway, just hop on over to thisETSY SHOP CLICK HERE! and check it out! I wish the internet had a scent page. I want to smell these soaps!!!( If you buy something from the Etsy shop it is an extra 5 entries from Insanity Kim for the giveaway....):))))

I am going to see what is in the budget and get some lip balm or soap. It is pretty reasonable so I should be able to get something.!

Thanks for checking everything out! Hope y'all have a fantabulous weekend!

THANKS FOR VISITING!!!! THIS JUST IN. Links are up and working now YEAH!!!! And thank you my friend for letting me know that soaps aren't flavored they are scented. *DUH* We don't eat soaps, I mean I don't eat soaps do you?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

How do you like my NEW look?

So my friend Themomnerd is helping me achieve a better blog. She designed my header and background. Isn't she quite the talented lady? She is also going to help me add some elements to my header hopefully, since HTML gives me and my husband a headache. I just wanted to tell MomNerd a BIG THANK YOU!!!! I really appreciate it!!!!

Hope you are all are having a fabulous weekend!!! I know I am--spending time with the family.

Also I have a question. So I updated the blogger editor to the new blogger editor and it has less stuff than the old one. What is up?? Anyone know?
Maybe my friend MomNerd knows. She KNOWS everything about blogging.

Toodle Loo!

Leave me a message if you know anything about the updated editor from blogger. THANKS in advance!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Maybe some of you can help me out?

Excrement=excitement!!!ROFL!!! Just thought a google image on excitement would give a good picture on the blog...And I ALWAYS like a little laugh....:))))

Why are so many bloggers switching their blogs from blogger to wordpress? I have been blogging since January and I am completely happy with Blogger still. Is it because you are unhappy or does Wordpress just have more to offer that Blogger?
I am just curious.

It is FRIDAY people!! Come on, DO the happy, happy, Joy Joy Dance with me!!!! YEAH!!!!

I have been chosen by another fellow blogger to regularly contribute to her blog. YEAH... You might know her, she is currently in the process of moving her blog from blogger to wordpress... Her blog Or you might know it

This is so exciting for me!!!I am making it big into the techo world we live in. Well maybe just getting my name out there more. YEAH!!!!

Also in November I will being doing a book review on my blog!!! YEAH!!!The book will be mailed to me in November and I read it and then tell my reactions on the book on my blog!! YEAH!!! (Does it sound like I am excited??!!!) If it does, It's because I

What I really need is a blog makeover. I mean I need help. It needs to be more professional...Maybe one of my friends will come to the rescue.... I know just where I'll start too:)))

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Another Thankful Thursday!

Thanks to Google images for the above image.
I just wanted to list 5 things that I am thankful for.

1- I am thankful for friends. Even though I move far away, we still find a way to keep in touch.
2- I am thankful for my family. Where would I be without the family I have right now?
3- I am thankful for my blog. It gives me a chance to express what I am feeling AND my blog has given me MORE friends!
4- I am thankful for the chance I had to attend LDS storymaker's conference back in March '09. I LOVED it!!! I am definitely going back again next year!
5- I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who loves me despite of what I do. I am also grateful for the knowledge that He loves me and that I am a daughter of God. (For more information on the above topic please go to
And most importantly THANK YOU for dropping my blog and saying hi. Hope you have a most excellent day!!!
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