Thursday, November 1, 2012

pinch punch!

have any of you ever heard the expression
"pinch punch" first of the month!
my mom started saying this to me a LONG time ago (without giving ANY reference to my age)....
but i have started it with the princess' and
now it is a game as to who can 'get' the other FIRST.
i have failed at being first for the past
oh, i dont know.....7 months....
princess # 1, ALWAYS gets me first.
usually because she is working nights during the time that
this arrives and so she is able to send my
merry message, via text at 12:01.
today, she sent it at 7:30ish, AM....and still got me.
its just a fun little tradition.....
so from me to you:
i read my horoscope for the month of november and it says i will
be extremely organized. hhhmm.
i. hope. this. is. true.
like very true.
i have been trying to hard to get organized, but i always seem to struggle.
i have blogged about this before, but will throw it out there again.
suggestions welcomed for any ideas or plans you currently use.
i bought a pretty new planner and i am hoping this will help....
'hoping' being the key word here....
so along the lines of organization....
have you started christmas shopping yet?
i am cutting back this year slightly but i dont have lots to buy.
i have a list and i am checking it twice AND i know what i will
buy each princess. princess # 3 is the hardest. she changes her mind like the wind,
but i know we will not be going crazy this year  so that should help...
here are some rather cool gifties for your lovies:
Owls: The Knitter's Tool Tin with notions for your knitting bag
Hand Stamped Mommy Jewelry - Personalized Sterling Silver Necklace.... Dommed Trio with Swarovski Birthstones
Dark brown distressed leather cuff...made to order.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine print
so there ya have it lovies,
a few of my fav etsy places!
go shop!
enjoy your thursday!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

sandy....go away....

hey all! i hope your week is off to a grand ol start!
mine has been quite crazy.
we are battling the winds and rain of sandy the hurricane.
i just wanted to pop on and just say
i am thinking of everyone during this craziness.
i hope that all of you are safe and warm and free from
the wrath of this storm.
while listening to the news the past few days, i can not believe
what mother nature is capable of doing.
my heart truly goes out to everyone on the east coast who is without heat, a home,
or lost a friend, relative or even a pet in this madness.
i wish them all strength and blessings to see light at the end of this.
i awoke at 1:30 tuesday morn, to a HUGE tree branch down in my front yard,
my fall wreath missing from the front door, the gutters hanging off the house
AND my electrical box ripped off the house, oh and a LIVE
electrical wire in my front yard. my internet cable was out, and
luckily for us, we had heat and power. many people in the area are still without.
not fun on any day, or halloweenie either.
so here is to everyone being safe and sound and enjoying your last day of october.
and just a few pics for you...
i have never seen anything so crazy before...




i think we all get safe, warm and hug your loved ones and
be thankful for everything you have!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

rainy saturday!

hi friends!
yikes, it has been such a long time!!
i hope all is well in your neck of the woods!
we are all good here, thankfully!
just enjoying our little lives and trying to prepare for the upcoming holidays.
oye. after halloween passes, you know how quickly
the holidays approach.
i am a lover of all things holiday tho. i stinkin cant wait to decorate the house, the mantle, buy the
christmas tree. so much fun!
but before we get into all that, let's just say happy halloween!
is anyone dressing up as something fabulous this year?
i am not. i seriously love halloween, but i have been so busy with
everyday life that i have not even had time to think about it.
it is raining and cold here and all i want to do is cuddle on the couch with the
fireplace crackling, drink hot cider, and snuggle with the fur balls.....
life. is. good.
leading into this holiday season, i just want to share my sincere thank you to the universe and god for
making some of my dreams come true!
i quit my yucky old job.
i have some really great projects in the works.
my daughter and i have been EXTREMELY busy doing
i am truly just enjoying life. and the most important thing:
i am happy. like crazy happy.
so many times we get caught up in the hum drums of life, we forget
what true happiness means. or what it even
consists of....but it is such a GREAT feeling.
i guess, what i am saying, is dont sweat the small stuff.
everything happens for a reason (whether good or bad, unfortunately), enjoy life
to the fullest. every stinkin day.
tell your loved ones you love and care about them.
when you open your heart up to new things, ideas, etc. you will
see how everything just falls into place.
i also have to share a secret with you.
i have been listening to a positive affirmation cd. by
louise hay.
life changing.
and can i tell you when  you truly do this and practice this with heart and sould
it really DOES work.
find her here:
(you can also find a lot of her material on amazon or your local library. you wont be disappointed)
i know these affirmations have been many of the reasons for the positive changes
in my life :)
and just a few of the things we have been up to:
greetings from keeley of destruction :)
princess # 2 ,  keeley and dallas at the monster mutt dash 5k (and yes, keeley is wearing a prison shirt)
 card making and hocus pocus!
pumpkin pie eatin....
princess # 1 digging away!
caramel apples, home made.....yummo
pink party planning.....
and that lovies pretty much sums up the month of october.....
have a lovely saturday xoxoxo

Monday, August 6, 2012

sunday funday!

whoop whoop!
sunday funday.
ahhhh. its almost time to go back....
you know where.
that lovely place that leaves HUGE amounts of money in my checking acct.
(a little positive affirmation!)
so i hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. they go by super fast. i was off
again on friday and i am loving those long weekends.
when they are done, i will cry.
like. a. baby.
not lying.
i cry over everything.
sooo, how bout this. the latest story that made me cry.
i have a friend who has 4 sweet lil boys. yep 4 of them.
i honestly do not know how she keeps her sanity. but she does.
god. bless. her.
no really.
so they went to Cedar Point, which is the most amazing place on earth.
ok. maybe not THEEE most, but pretty close.
its one of the world's best amusement parks.
anywhosie, (sorry, i know i get off track)....
she said when her and peanut #2, were on the ginormous ferris wheel,
he told her he was going to look for his grandma in the sky.....
(she passed last january from cancer)
whatttt a lover bucket. like seriously. it made us literally cry when she told us.
how freaking sweet is that????

so weekend recap. i was off friday and i did fun stuff, like mow the lawn. clean the house.
laundry. i went and visited another friend who just
had a little princess about two weeks ago
and i went to THE WALMARTS. ugh. i hate THE WALMARTS.
wait. i really love THE WALMARTS, but i HATE the people who
frequent THE WALMARTS.

i love their prices and needed to get cleaning goodies so i HAD to go, but
i have never seen so many down right scary people. ugh. not even kidding.

i have commited to this spending fast.
read all about it here:

this blog is amazing. please. go and check it out. you will find
so many ways to cut corners,save, etc. i love reading the
stories of people who have actually done this.

so my intentions are to do this for as long as possible to get some bills paid and build
up my savings acct.
this is not an easy task for me. trust me. i love
to shop, dine out, buy 'good' groceries, go to starbucks, etc. etc. etc.
the list is longer then the misissippi, but i know in the long run i will be happier
and let's face it: financially better off! yippee skippy!

so let me know if any of you have ever tried this. did you succeed? was it difficult?

i can do ANYTHING i set my mind to. i have a strong personality. i am not going to lie though.
this. is. going. to. be. tough.
tougher then beef jerky.

i have been tested a few times already. everything is on sale....of course. now that i have committed.
butttt, i found a pair of sandals for 13 bones. 13 doll hairs. yep.
they were pink.
they are still at the store.
wooooo whooooo. i did it. not willingly. but i did.
and that is all that matters.

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how appropriate... xo

saturday: bachelorette party. how bout the only girls that wanted to actually go
out after dinner were the mother of the bride, the sister and me?? and honestly, i could have went
home to watch 48 hrs, cuz that's what old people do on saturday nights, but i didnt....i hung....2 beers later. oh boy. i am old.

sunday: volunteer event for the MS pedal to the point. we moved over 3000 pieces of
luggage for bike riders who pedaled over 120 miles in two days. yikes. it is always so
heart warming to do a volunteer event. i am going to try to help more. :)
have a nice week, blendsies.
let me know your tips on saving moola. i could share use a few.

have a happy week, filled with sunshine smiles and maybe some buttercream.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

vacay fun!

so i said i would share some vacay pics.
a few at a time.
lets not get too crazy folks.
so sweet lil theresa over at blooming on bainbridge said that they paint rocks every summer.
and then modge podge them!
hollar. bring on the paint the podge and lets get groovin.
yes. i said groovin cuz i am cool like that.

i already had some fun colors, like, PINK, of course....
but lime green, tiffany blue, purple, white, black and orange.
we filled up our little wine glasses and let the painting begin.

yes, i am corrupting my 19 year old daughter. (she only had a few sips~let it be known, i do NOT in
any way, shape or form, promote underage drinking).....just sayin.

so here my friends are the lovelies we created.
 can i just say that i have been a modge podge'n princess for well over 30 years? i used to modge podge EVERYTHING back in the day. bet all you sweet lil young nuggets
did not even know it existed that long ago?!

yes, i am showing my age....but lets keep it real. i do have 3 big girl kids. and yep. i am still
just a very young girl at heart. :)

ok, so here ya go, my lovies. let me know what you think.
are you all dying to go get some brushes and paint away?
do it.
it is truly stress free and FUN!

please take note of my 3 heart shape rocks i found on the beach! love them!

enjoy your day! xoxo

Saturday, July 28, 2012

happy summer

happy summer all.
oye. vay.
can y'all believe that it is already almost AUGUST 1? yikes.
like seriously where does the time go?
we have had a wonderfully uber hotttt summer. really hot.
and you know what?
i dont have central air. yep. none. nada.
needless to say, i sweat a lot. wish i could sweat off about 10 lbs of meaningless
i do have a window unit in my bedroom and that does truly help.
i have progressed to getting ready in there. there is nothing worse
then drying your hair when your house feels like
it is 100+ degrees inside.
awful. sticky. messy.

the girls and i just got back from a beautiful 4 day mini vacay 'up north'.
that's what the people in michigan call it.
just up north.
as a child, my parents owned a summer home on portage lake which is a small lake
off of lake superior.
my dad always called in 'god's country' and honestly until
now, i didnt 'get' it.

it is truly one of the most beautiful places in the US.
we traveled to the sleeping bear sand dunes. (amazing also, btw)
and there is this area called empire, where the water,
is turquoise blue. that is NO exaggeration.
it is stunning. i have been to the carribean, mexico, jamaica, etc and i can
tell you that this water is EVERY bit as clear and aqua blue as there.

we had the best time. just girls.
we climbed the dunes, kayaked, ran (thanks tif for making us work out),
we painted rocks, (thanks theresa from Blooming on Bainbridge for the wondeful idea),
we laid in the sun, had a bon fire and made s'mores, saw deer and a fox,
ate home made icecream, made yummy breakfast and dinners, did pedicures,
went to a little town called glen arbor and fish town and RELAXED.
oh and we drank wine. :)
we took our little mini labradoodle with us and she loved swimming in the lake
water and trying to catch minnow. she was an angel. (first time on a road trip)...
and the greatest....
no speeding tix this year. yayyyyyy!!!
princess # 2 and # 3:

fish town:

 just a few quick photos from our little vacay. i have yet to upload the rest.
yes. i am lazy. dont judge!

have a happy saturday lovies! more pics to come!

Monday, June 25, 2012

sunday fun!

hey there!
so did everyone do their letter like i said in my last post?

i did not.
i have thought about it.
i really have.
but i have been uber busy and have not had a chance to sit for more than 10 seconds, other then
sleep and bust it out. hopefully today.

so what's everyone doing on their sunday funday?

i have a baby shower at 1:00 and
then i have to fulfill an order for chocolate strawberries, truffles and
sugar cookies. yayy! (more info coming on this...big news actually!)
so my day is pretty much already spent doing busy stuff.
but all good stuff indeed.

so for those of you that love to eat healthy and work out, i wanted to share
some of the cool blog sites i found. so many have such great recipes,
running tips, dieting, life changing ideas, that i dont know about you all
but i love when someone shares their stories. most of these
girls have lost a lot of weight and i am so inspired after
reading about them.

so here we go:

can you stay for dinner?

seriously, this girl is gorrrrgeous. and so real. i have only read her about me story and i am
totally motivated. she shares that she walks, (after previously being a runner) and how
you do not have to kill yourself at the gym. uh, you dont????

next up:

dashing dish!

uh, i seriously think this little girl is A-DOR-ABLE.

she is cute as a button and her recipes will knock your socks off.

and next up we have another sweet lil thang....

eat yourself skinny!

so there my lovies are the three latest blogs i am pining over. seriously.
(swear i am NOT stalkerish material) i just love a great
thing when i find it!

and some little tips to share the wellness love :

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so there ya go my love bugs,
go get your health hat on and come back and share one healthy tip or
something you did to improve
happy sunday funday!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

happy work and a job for you!

 oh hello there! happy day/night.
yes. i made the mistake of ordering a grande iced skinny caramel macchiato at 6:30 this evening
say whaaa?

i had a free coupon that expired tomorrow for ANY size drink and i
felt the sudden urge to pull over at the next starbucks.
honestly, i was yawning and felt like i needed a pick me up. and that it did.
the fact that it is almost 11 and i am still going strong is not good.
5:15 as in AM, comes way too quickly when you cant fall asleep. damn it.

so yes, 3 posts in 3 days. what is going on here? cuhrazy. thats what its called.
truth be told this blog is really a venting ground for me.
i feel that it is a place i can go and share, complain, groan, belly ache etc
about everything that is not going my way.

i am not really complaining, but i am not happy at work. quite honestly, i am  miserable.
(in case any of you lovies work with me), it is not anyone in general.
there have been a whole series of events that have happened in the past year
that make me think i work with a bunch of 5 yr olds. yes.
you read that right. ok, maybe 12 year olds. jr. high.
sooo i am searching. for theeee perfect job. (do they exist?)
well one that makes me smile instead of crying.

k, side tracking i know. i feel that i am rambling. maybe cuz i am.
maybe it was the extremely strong / huge coffee i drank.

so let me ask everyone's opinion. what would your dream job be?

i dont think i have one single job per se. i think i would do a few part time to add up to a lot of money. yes. lots o money.
you know the kind you pick from trees. you all have a money tree right???

well, here is a little job for you. do this and then report back to me that you did it,
and then we will all check back in a few months and see where everyone is at!
k? k.

i receive the emails/blog happenings of this lovie:

this sweet girl, (whom i wish i could have coffee and just chat with), wrote this blog
post on writing a letter to herself.
now go read it. yes.all of it. its not long....

and then i want you to write a letter to yourself. (i am going to do this either tonight or tomorrow)
then seal it up. yep. lick it. seal it right up.

then we are all going to come back and chit chat in a few months.
this is all related to the law of attraction.
it works.
good energy/thoughts attract like wise.
do it.
you will not be sorry.
Found during our morning walk. A message from the universe for me and you.

if you want some inspiration please pop over to her blog.....and just read.
you will smile, i promise.
now get writing your letter to yourself. right stinkin now.


Monday, June 18, 2012

if i only could stay at home full time....

happy monday friendsies!

i have the day off and could not be more excited. i am working on some fun furniture projects, so
hopefully i will be able to post those pics soon!!!

i was up at 7 (about an hour later then i wanted), and ran 3 miles.
well, i did a run/walk. i am trying to nurse a knee/hip injury. still did an 11 min. mile, so for me,
that's not too bad. i run slow....i wish i could pick up the pace,
but right now, i have to take it slowly.

i am drinking my blueberry crumble coffee and just enjoying a leisure morning.
i am dreading going back to workie. ugh.

i want to do fun stuff every day.
if you are fortunate to be able to stay home, what do you do with your time?
if you could afford to be a full time stay at homey, what would you do all day?

i would CREATE. stuff. fun stuff.

i would have an immaculate house.
(does anyone else get tired of the dog hair (if you own a dog)? my non shedding fluffer nugget is
liars. (the people who say golden doodles do not shed)

i would prepare meals ahead of time that i could just pull out of the freezer on days that
i am lounging at the pool!

i would read ALL of the piles of magazines that i keep hoarding.
(yes, i have a problem. its call magazine addiction.)

i would read more books.
(i started 50 shades about a month ago and i am stuck at chap 7)

i would run daily....or at least fit in a GOOD workout.

i would be so organized that people would like be so jealous of me and my organization.

AND i would just make more me time. like pedis and manis and fun stuff....massages....


i would not get bored. i just know it.

oh, i would also make all of the things on pinterest that i keep pinning and never
seem to have enough time to start!

love this:

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k, lovie loves, i am off to finish sanding, painting, laying by the pool, cleaning, etc.
everything i need to accomplish in the next 12  hours before it is time
to go back to workie work.
(insert very sad face here)

may your day be blessed with sunshine and smiles!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

happy fathers day!

i am quite sure that most of you reading this blog are not fathers.....but you could very
well be a single mom, who sometimes plays the part of a dad and mom at times.

unfortunately, i lost my dear father 5.5 years ago to a disease called pulmonary fibrosis.
appearently, this was acquired from second hand smoke, or that is what most of
the physicians who treated him, seemed to think. he was an air traffic
controller, ( the men in the towers who guide your airplanes safely thru the air!),
but apparently, back in the day you were allowed to smoke inside these towers.
unfortunately, this seems to have been the demise of his life. :(

there are so many times that i wish my dad was still around so i could
share something special with him, or just talk to him about life decisions.
i think so many times we take for granted those little things. you think that your
parents will be around forever, or at least in your heart you wish this. not ever
wanting to think about the day that will come when you have
to say goodbye.

anywhosiedoodles. i hope that you were all able to spend some QT (quality time!) with
the special men in your life, whether it was with a father, a grandfather, or maybe just
someone who was a fatherly role model in your life.

cherish your time with your lovies, because you just never know what the future holds.
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happy sunday funday friends!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

hi friendsies!

yes. it's been months.
i wish i could get this blog thing down to a science. i cant. i think i should
just give up....but then something happens
and i reappear...
like magic. like lucky charms.....oh wait those are magically delicious.
just sayin...

so lets see what is new.
we added a new lover bucket to
our crazy house.

keeley joy.
she is not a joy. she is the devil.
kidding. or am i?

seriously. she is a joy. a joy of big brown fur who
can not seem to understand how to
yap (and i do say that with kindness) at
the door to
she can little girl bark for water.
i say little girl bark, cuz it is just that. the most annoying squeaky cry/bark you will ever hear.
she can little girl bark at her big furry brother. (more like growl)....
but for whatever reason, she would much rather prefer to poop in the front room.

or behind the couch. cuz she is sneaky like that. i mean if i was going
to be a sneaky pooper, i would surely go behind
the couch....would you not???

so are you dying to see the little devil dog?  i mean adorable brown fluffy nugget?

yep. thats the sweetest lil angel....i mean look at that face.
she is now a whopping 14 lbs. full of herself completely. she
is bossy.
she fits in around here quite well.

and here my friends is the beastie boy kolby jack.

aka. steven erkyl.
and why you ask?
cuz he is a dork.

he does not realize his size. he is a pu$$y at the dog park.
and he is a bully to keeley.
you know that fat kid who gets picked on, but then picks the smallest kid to pick on???

yep. that is my lover bucket. (i love him to pieces) and my life
was sooo much easier with just erkyl. now i have a brown betty
practically running my life.

that is the sweetest lil man you will ever meet....
who cares if he is a dork....right???

k. thats all i have for now.
a quick noteski to say hola amiga/os and i am on my way .....

happy memorial day .....better late then never....

and continuing my 500 things i am happy/grateful for:

389. the fur balls. (even tho i am constantly complaining about the 'fur' balls literally...meaning i have to vacumn sweep etc, a thousands times a week....) but i mean what else do i really have to do?

388. my lime green adirondack chairs.

387. the birds chirping in the mornings....truly a summer sign.

386. grilling out!

385. my upstairs patio off the back of the house.

love and hugs,

Monday, February 13, 2012

happy days.....

think back to those days when we had no ATM machines, we survived on maybe cash alone or one
credit card...

ahhh. maybe simple is best....

i was literally doing bank stuff for the first 3 hours of my morning and then left to visit the bank in

i have found, when you have a banking issue, its best to just show your smiley face.

when you try to do ANYTHING over the phone, it NEVER gets done RIGHT.

so after being told that my card was cancelled d/t the wonderful hackers that
invaded my space, i was told today, that they
never stopped it.

WHAT??? mo fo.

yep. so the fraud dept and the actual bank had said it was cancelled and guess what?

here nor there, the accounts have been closed and hopefully
i will have changed all accts that i am aware of that have auto payments, and
all will be well again in love and war.

speaking of war....
have y'all seen the movie
this means war???

yep. thats my word for adorable.
REESE witherspoon and i am not sure who the hotties were that chased after her,
but whewwww.
pretty damn hot. ok. smoking hot.

lucky beotch.

yes....there they are...3 cutie patooties.
go. see. it.
you will laugh.
very light hearted.

oh, and if you want to lose 2 hrs of your life that you will never be able to get back,
then go see,
the grey.
1 hr and 57 mins. only to have the stupidest ending EVER.

that my friends was the extent of my weekend. cleaning. working. writing another
lovely paper for school.

what are you all up to for valentines tomorrow?

if you could have one wish come true what would it be?

have a lovely week!!


happy list continues:

399. seeing my sweet 18 yr old's beautiful face, who is away at college....
398. getting a text in the middle of the day of my 'grand dog'...and his ever so cute face!
397. sun on a winter day
396. chipotle. (yep. for realz.)
395. the feeling of the white nugget jumping on the bed right before the alarm goes, off, to snuggle for a few minutes......

Sunday, February 12, 2012


soooo my bank just called....

apparently some lovely THIEVES hacked into my checking acct.
via my debit/credit card.

i am so beside myself right now i want to cry.

has anyone had this happen and if so what did you do?


ok, lets face it....its not like i have millions in my checking acct.
this is the acct that i use for EVERYTHING.
so as of now, i have no access to my cash....
(savings is tied to this acct as well)

i had to stop that card.
i have bills that automatically are assigned to that card.

i am a hot mess.

ok. thats all.
way to start my funday sunday.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

5 fun things!

why hello there!

what's up buttercups?

well, it is 21' here in the land of cleve town and snowing buckets.
we have had such a mild winter thus far that apparently mother nature
has felt the need to bless us with
6 inches of the white goodness....

i am working at the hospital and thought i could squeeze in a quick post. seeing how my
days/nights run together and i can never seem to find the time during the week.

princess # 2 and i drove up to see princess # 3 last night. we stopped on the way to
pick her up to get some sugar cookies and cuppies. (mama was too busy to bake them... :O(
but are you ready? for 6 teeny sugar cookies and 4 cupcakes....
say whaaa??
yes, my friends 30 bones.

i was like ok.....these better taste magically delicious. princess # 2 and i shared a sugar cookie
and i have to say they were good. just ok good.
i guess i am partial to my recipe....but i still love trying others.

anyway, princess # 3 thought P#2, could not make it up....but because we are tricky....
we decided to surprise her. ah ha. mischievious minds...

so when we were pulling in, P#2, climbed into the trunk through the back seat (yes, i have a super secret
door that opens to the kidding. i drive a nissan altima....its not super secret...

so i called P# 3 and said, I"M HERE, come on down....and oh, btw, your little treats are in the trunk, so
go ahead and grab them. i will pop the trunk....

so, i pop the trunk....and up pops PRINCESS # 2, screaming, surprise....I"M HERE!!!

princess # 3 almost died. like if you could have seen was freaking hysterical...
and i may or may not have almost peed my pants.

it's the priceless moments that you wish you could box up and on a bad day, replay all over.....

we laughed so hard we were all crying.
we had a delightful dinner and did some shopping and then princess # 3 had to make princess # 2, some CD's so i crashed in the dorm...on the top bunk. this mama is getting old. i mean it was after 10pm.
i took a little cat nap and then we made the drive home....

sweet little nuggets. i love those peanuts...

oh and i should mention that while we were dining, the fire department shows up....lights, full gear and just
casually stroll thru the restaurant....our server was like ok, do you ladies need
anything else.....and i was like, well, no....all is well, but is the restaurant on fire???

he said, well, no not really....just some towels in the kitchen caught on fire...
yep. just some little towels...alrighty. insert another fresh cut fry into my mouth and forget that
i asked.....and just saw a fireman, walking in front of me, with his gear and flashlight....

so what fun stuff have you planned for vday?

i am not a big fan. never have. probably never will. but i still like to make special
treats for the kiddos and usually take some to work.

here are few sweet things i found while surfing the internet, i mean,

yes, free stuff...i love free stuff...

and just look at these:

Valentine Conversation Hearts
credit: etsy!

so adorable, yet not difficult to make....or you can buy them if money is no object...
they are 39.00 / dozen.....ouch. kind of makes my 4 cuppies and 6 lil cookies sound CHEAP!

how bout this for your favorite lovie:

Love Print, Love Story Print, Valentine Print, 8x10 Print, Red, Heart, I Love You. The End.

a simple i love you. the end.

credit: etsy!

ok, this one just cracks me up. and the funny thing...i almost bought it.
for all our man know how they sometimes
have like 'chafing' issues...
down 'there'
(i never said that i would hold back anything on this blog. just sayin)...

Down There Repair Healing Cream, Gifts for Men, Lotion, Cream, Men, Gift for Man, Healing Lotion

credit: etsy!

the good news is that all of the natural products on this site, are sooo reasonable. i dig
natural and nothing excites me more than CHEAP.

well.....maybe a few things....might. maybe.

and the last fun thing that caught my eye:

we could not forget our furry friends on v-day...after all, they make heart pitter patter...

i had purchased a collar and leash for kolby from this etsy shop. i LOVE it.
the shop owner was so easy to deal with and the collar and leash were
so well k's collar is lime green and blue argyle...cuz he's metro like that...

and i think we will order miss keeley a matching one like this:

Dog Collar with Preppy Pink Plaid - 1" width - "Payton"

credit: etsy!

i hope you all have a super sweet valentine's day and i hope you spend it doing what
you love or with whom you love!


494. my warm house.
493. blueberry crumble coffee.
492. ability to work out.
491. my sister.
490. my soft sherpa blankie, especially on days like today.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

yippy skippy! funday sunday....again

oh, hello there!
greetings from cleve town!
it is another funday sunday!

superbowl plans anyone?
i have one lil party scheduled and i have made some yummy cuppies and sub sammies....
but it will be low key, as this chick does have two jobs to attend to bright and early
monday morning!

guess what?
i am getting a new nugget.
this time a lil chocolate MINI doodle.

to keep K-man company...yeesh. yeah, i feel that
as i have to be entertained 24-7, so does my freakishly energetic white fur ball.....

so this little sweet " KEELEY JOY" will be joining our happy home in about a week:

Mini Chocolate Labradoodle Puppies - Valentine's Day

(this is not her, but looks just like her!) this is one of her siblings
from a previous litter.
anywhosies, keeley only weighs 2.4 lbs as of last week and she can not
go to her furever home until she is 3.0 we may not be
able to get her on valentines day....

we are anxiously awaiting! i am a little nervous to do the puppy training
thingy again....and lets not forget, mr. k is still really a puppy himself....
he is only 9 months young.....

so wish me luck.
keeley is a labradoodle, F1 and kobly is an F1
basically same type of pup.

they are incredibly smart, energetic and loving creatures!

alrighty, i am off to enjoy my funday sunday....

i also wanted to share a list of 500 things that make me smile.....starting with sunshiney today!
(and yes, 500 is quite random....just wanted to because why??? well, cuz its MY blog and i can share
anything my little heart wants!!!!!)

love and hugs,

500. wet sloppy kisses from my love nugget ball of fur.
499. sweet emails during the day from princess # 2 while she is at her new job.
498. a text from princess # 3, just saying 'ello MUM'....(melts me)
499. a phone call every morning from princess # 1, driving home from her night shift at the hospital
495. the smell of chocolate chip cupcakes baking

Sunday, January 29, 2012

hi there!

hello blends
(blog friends) 

happy funday sunday.

i cant believe the week is starting AGAIN.
where does the time go? 
no. seriously. 
where the heck
it go?

i had a sad weekend. 
one of my very close friends, lost her dear, 'sassy' sweet beautiful 
mother to cancer.
another cancer victim
it broke my heart to see my friend and her family so sad 
and see such a gorgeous lady
give her life to 
this horrible illness. 
she was only 57 years young.

which brings me to another topic. 

i read a super uber dee duber blog 

the sweet creator of this blog is a sweet gal named ashley, who most recently was 
diagnosed with a form of cancer.

anyway, in addition to being diagnosed with cancer, ashley also 
lost her father very unexpectedly this past year as well.


ashley has an amazing blog and has been sharing her 
trials and tribulations  with the cancer. 

she even shares the video of her shaving her head. 
(do not watch if you are pms'ing or extremely hormonal, or unless you have buckets of kleenex near by)

if you get a second, please pop over and just read this girls journey. 
when you are having a bad day it really puts your life 
in perspective.

anywhosies, ashley made some 
choose joy 
bracelets that she sells on her site. 

if you head over
you can read all about why she chooses joy 
and if you want you can help her cause. 

i just ordered my set of 20! 

10 adult size and 
10 lil nugget size!

i just wanted to help ashleys cause and be reminded when i am 
wearing my lil purple bracelet:


k, thats all i have for you tonight....i am off to do what you ask????
why, write another paper! 

dont forget to choose joy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

smiley sunday!

a wee while back i used to post more regularly.
then this crazy thing called life, took a dive for the ground
and i stopped.
but i missed blogging.
its not that i dont want to.
i just dont have a lot of free time.
between going to school, and working two jobs, one being full time, i honestly
just do not have much ME time.
happy me time.
my weekends are often filled with running errands, working and just doing all the
usual things that everyone does. you know, like,
paying bills,
grocery shopping....(i actually love this one)....
but before you know it, my weekend is over
and it's back to
the dreaded work environment.
but anywho,
a while back, i started smiley sunday. it was
just simple things that make me smile
and with that, i try to embrace what little time is left of the weekend.
a girl in the work kitchen the other day, said, something like, oh, it's almost friday....
i was like, uhhh yayyy! hooorayy. yippeee skippeee!
and then she said 'isnt it awful how we just wish our life away'....'instead of just embracing today'....

hmmm. well there's a thought.

so my little bloggies, i want you to stop what you are doing...
well, dont stop reading this....
but when you are done....
think about it....

be HApPy for TOday.
EMBRACE what is going on in your life right now.......

the sad thing is that we never know if this is our last day why live it wishing for
tomorrow, or the weekend, or whatever....
and just be happy at the present!

so to make you smile, here's a few lovelies that made me smile today....
(while i am supposed to be working.....i was doing a little web surfing...hehe)....

hahahahaha. sorry for such a small pic.....
croc waterproof boots. my beating heart.
and the best part: 20 bones. out the shipping too! happy dance!

i bought a pair of wellies, (black ones with different color polka dots...and i {{{LOVE}}} them.
living in need them....
and then taking the white nugget outside to go potty....well, need i say more....?? lol...

ok, on to our next contestant:

Reuben Dip

um, seriously....does this not look fabulous?
reuben dip....

ohh emm gee.
i am running to the store to get the ingreds for this dip. not even kidding.
(it doesnt matter i have already been to 3 grocery stores in 2 days) :O)

Set of 4 Candy Colored Bobby Pins - 15 Colors to Choose From

credit: very jane!

if you do not know what very jane is, let me explain....they send daily emails with amazing deals
for handmade cuteness.
i have bought hand stamped necklaces, pins, pillow covers, the list is long...
i bought 3 sets of these to go with the 3 princess' valentine pressies!

and my last little lovely, is another v-day gift for the crazy princess' of mine:

credit: west elm

arent these mugs oh so cute?! i am imagining the girls guzzling down their hot bevvies drinking
from this heart mug!

and the best ?
6 dollar hollar AND

k, thats it my dear blends....i am off to enjoy some mediterranean fare with
princess # 2.

embrace the moment and
enjoy the rest of your sweet arse weekend!

love and hugs,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

fabulous brownies

hi y'all.....
(yep. i still wish i had that sweet southern belle accent!)

i am FUUUHHHRRREEEZING. not even kidding.
i am sitting in my office at work right now...and my fingers literally feel like they are
going to fall off.

i am queen of procrastination. i guess i should have added this to my list of resolutions!
i have a paper i have to write for school and i just do not want to do it.
and yes.
in about 8 hrs. 11:59 EMT. which would be one AM. here.

ahhhh...why do i do this to myself....hmmm. i guess because i am literally so busy
working two jobs and have no time to do anything.
fully legitimate. doesnt make me feel any better about not having it done.
i do not want to do it.

i am going to share this recipe for these delightfully delicious diet sabotaging (spellling?)

you need to run to the store and get the goods to make these.

they are gooey. chocolatey.
melt in your mouth maddening.

do i have your attention YET?!

i found them over

i had a work pot luck luncheon, which i should admit right now, the truth.
i {{{LOVE}}} pot lucks.

it's cuz i am seriously food obsessed.
i had this conversation with princess # 2. she said the same thing. i think this was her
direct quote

"like, i just love makes me so happy".
god i love that kid.

and the fact that yes, she is young a size two and can still eat like a pig says nothing.

like, i love food too. yet, i am no longer a size two and probably will not be. ever.

so what were we talking about?
oh yeah....

heavenly brownies.
i doubled the recipe.

i will also show you where i did a couple different things.
and honestly. they were easy peasy. you will never want to eat store box brownies again.
pinky. promise.

and the best part........

i had ALL of the ingredients in my pantry. :o)
bonus points for that fo sho.

so here ya go homies....and let me know if you try. the only complaint i had
from someone at the evil potluck, was that,
they were too rich.....wahhhhhh???
too rich? are you freaking kidding me?
arent they supposed to be?

best brownies ever

preheat oven to 325'
prepare a 9x13 pan. i lined with stick free you can just lift and cut them at the end!

2 sticks plus 4 tablespoons butter. ( i used 1/2 butter, 1/2 margarine)
1 cup chocolate chips. I used 1/2 dark and 1/2 semi sweet.
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 and 1/2 cups pure white sugar. yep. thats right.
1 1/3 cups flour
4 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
3 large eggs

mix dry ingredients together in large bowl. set aside.
melt over low heat the butter. add in the chocolate chips stirring to melt. my baking addiction recommends double boiler but i am lazy and just heated on low and worked perfecto.
when chips and butter have melted stir in sugar and vanilla. add eggs one at a time. stirring between each one.
pour chocolate mixture into bowl of dry ingredients and mix until blended.
pour into prepared pan and bake. i think i ended up baking mine for about 32 minutes. my baking addiction states DO NOT OVERBAKE. you want your toothpick to be moist and wet crumbs! so true.

i love gooey madness. seriously. i was in heaven. will you think poorly of me, if i devulge that yes, i brought the leftovers home from the pot luck and by sunday had consumed about 6 brownies? not kidding. i feel the butter stuck to my glutes as i type this. help. i have issues!

source: my baking addiction

bake up kiddos. i promise you wont regret.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

snowy saturday!

yes, it's saturday.
yes. it's snowing.
no, it's not snowing poo. it's just snowing!

i feel that we have been really blessed this winter because up until this point,
we really havent had a lot of the white stuff.
everytime i have to dust my car off, i pout. i mutter under my breath that i am moving
someplace warm and sunny. year round. period.
and yet, another year literally FLIES by and lo and behold, here i am AGAIN,
pouting when i have to pull out the boots, gloves, hats and or scarves. usually all of the above.
on a good note, i have a lot of new coats to dress warm.
i bought a pair of wellies that have been a savior when taking out the
white fur ball.
i received a beautiful pair of UGGS from the sweet princesses.
so i guess bottom line, if you have to put up with the icky, yucky, messy snow.
dress like a fashionista at least!

sooo a little late, but

happy new year!

care to share any of your new year resolutions?

i dont make a lot. i just feel that typically they are gone by the wayside in about 2.7 days anyway, so
why bother???
however, this year was just a tad different. i did make a few.
they are not really different then everyone elses, but i have resolved to keeping them.

save more money.
pay off some type of bill, or attempt to each paycheck.
maintain my healthy living standards, which means working out, eating healthy, enjoying my
treats here and there, (because after all my motto still stands: everything is good in moderation)....
and be thankful for WHAT i have in my LIFE at this very second.
i think  that is the key to obtaining more in life.

that about sums the extent of those resolutions!

everything else in my life is great right now. (remember, thankful..... :O)
princess # 3 made the deans list her first semester at school. sooo proud of that peanut.
princess # 2 just started a wonderful new job as a sales/marketing assistant. way to go pretty girl!
and princess # 1 continues to bust her arse working as a medical ICU RN....keep it up lil cupcake!

i honestly could not be more proud of them! xo

and of course my empty nester puppy, kolbydoodlebug......
he continues to MELT my stinkin heart. that boy is a handful.
he is a never ending supply of kisses and smiles to brighten me up even on the worst days.
he is now being called the monster of destruction, because he has graduated from
his crate at night to sleeping in my room. however, he starts out on the floor next to me, and i swear, once he
knows i am sleeping (cuz he is smart like that)....
he gets up and starts his path of destruction. it is typically his stuffed animals that he rips the guts (aka:stuffing)
and the squeakers out of EVERY single one....
and then he will 'sneak' back up to bed, this time, in my bed without me hearing a thing.
it's so freaking funny. i swear he's like a serial killer who sneaks out at night and then sneaks
back home after he has done his damage. oye vay.

however, he could probably destroy anything......(within reason....) and he would still melt me with those
big big big brown eyes. hes a heart breaker indeedy!

k, i am off to visit princess # 3 at college. woooo hooooo. no, i will not get all
wild and crazy. i know how to behave....yeesh...

stay warm if you are anywear near winter and if not then, well you stink! :O)