Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Birthday!

I love...

  • That you tell everyone I painted your fingernails, even if I didn't,
  • How you try to sing louder than the radio,
  • When you cuddle,
  • When your first question on a Saturday morning is 'When are we going shoppin?',
  • Watching you grow.
I hope you...
  • Always know you are loved,
  • Stand tall even if it means at times you are standing alone,
  • Stay healthy and safe,
  • Know that we love your more than anything in the world,
  • Don't grow up too fast.
believe you... 
  • Have the most beautiful smile in the world,
  • Light up a room,
  • Can do anything you put your mind to,
  • Will eventually sleep in your own bed,
  • Are amazing!
Happy Birthday Peanut Butter Jelly Pie!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Drop Out


My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
an incomplete for my ironing,
a B plus in bed.
My son says I am average,
an average mother, but if
I put my mind to it
I could improve.
My daughter believes
in Pass/Fail and tells me
I pass. Wait 'til they learn
I'm dropping out.

- Linda Pastan

Friday, June 22, 2012

What's the Grey Big Deal?

In case you have been living under a rock for the last six months you have probably heard some of your lady friends talk about the book Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James.

It seems as though everyone's sister's cousin's co-worker's hairstylist is talking about this book! After reading an article on public libraries banning the book due to its' ah hem… graphic nature… curiosity got the best of me and I bought it. I knew nothing about the author, little about the plot or the characters, all I knew was that everyone was reading it. I love to read, granted I don’t get to do it often, but when I do I tend to reach for a John Grisham/ Dan Brown type books, so needless to say this was a bit of a 180 to what I am used to…

The book starts off a little slow, but when it gets going, it really gets going (ladies you know what I am typin’ about). To put it mildly there is a whole lotta:

Some people I know flipped through the book in less than 24 hours while it took me about three weeks. I liked the book, but am not IN LOVE with the book like others. To me, the whole plot is far fetched and Grey seems to be a bit stalkerish. I mean yes he reads to be a total beef cake, yes I went out and bought my husband a white linen shirt, but I am not jumping out of bed (hehe) to go buy the next two books. What do you think? Have you read the book(s)? Why do you think so many women are ga-ga about this series? If you are too embarrassed to put your name with your comment, be anonymous.

While you are thinking about what you are going to leave for a comment, enjoy some of Grey related ‘pins’ I have seen on Pinterest.

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Someone even made a batch of Grey cookies!!

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Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

1st Day of Summah!

Happy 1st day of Summer!!! If you are like me, you have waited nine long months for this day to come and boy she is coming in with a large HELLL-O! I accentuated the helll in hello because that is how hot it is going to be around here for the next few days.

Take a look for yourself.

So like a true Mainer, I am complaining because I haven’t sweat outside in over 150 days and now I am complaining because I am sweating outside…

Anywho, there a quite a few things I am looking forward to this summer; Miss. E’s third birthday party, a road trip the Mystic Aquarium, the 4th of July, friends visiting from Colorado, completing two more classes toward my M.B.A., and most importantly I am embracing the fact that I don’t have to search for matching pairs of socks every morning!!

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, June 18, 2012


Here is a little project I completed a couple months ago, I don't know what it has taken me so long to blog about it, but the time has come. It is a simple project anyone can do, cost under $20, and can be completed in 23 hours or less.

It all started with a paint tray and an eager little helper.

Three little wooden letters.

Ummm... tea is okay and all, but this girl would rather:

A little sponge brush and once again, a little helper.

Some metallic paint followed by ... the wallow of disappointment.

Look at that coverage. I am sure after 14 more coats I would have received the results I wanted, but let's face it people, it took me almost two months to make it to the craft store to buy the supplies, do you really think this girl is going to apply 13 more coats? So I sat and thought about it for a second, then I remembered I won a bunch of tole paint from DecoArt back in December!! I sprang to my feet, dug out the box and applied the paint on a different letter and look at the difference!

That's what I am typin' about!! 

The following day we hung my little letters over the stove in my kitchen. Pretty darn cute if I say so myself.

Love it!

Someone made a smart comment and asked if I was going to put the letters "P E E" over my toilet next, I said no, but I may consider  "F L U S H" or "S E A T  D O W N". 

Happy Monday!

Friday, June 15, 2012

What to get the Old Man

If you are like me you dread any event that involves buying the men in your life a gift. It’s not that I don’t love and appreciate them; it’s because I never know what to buy. As we all know Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday and I have been spending the good part of this week racking my brain on what to get the Dad's in my life. Seriously party people, what do you get for these men who have EVERYTHING!? And don’t even try to ask them what they want, because you will receive nothing, not even a morsel of information. I had the conversation with my husband last night:

Me: Is there anything special you would like for Father’s Day?
Him: No.
Me: Nothing? Can you at least give me an idea; do you want to go somewhere for the day, go out to eat? Anything.
Him: Nope.
Him: Errrr how about some new socks.

See, those conversations are about as useful as an SPF 4; the effort was applied, but in the end I still got burned.

So, here are a few gift ideas I found while poking on the web that the Old Man will sure to love.


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all crafts 32 Best Homemade Fathers Day Gifts
(Soda Pop (IBC Rootbeer), Popcorn, Pop-tarts, and a Blow Pop lollipop)

Get creative with your camera!

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Make a Sweet Gift Basket!


Here is the link to this project, it includes FREE PRINTABLES!! AWESOME!

I found this super cool web-site with a bunch of neat gift basket ideas.

What ever you decide to do for the Dad's in your life this weekend, nothing will mean more to him than knowing that you love and appreciate him, so take time this weekend to let him know both!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hey Mr. DJ!!

Play my motha ___ song!! (You need to channel your inner JLo to understand that).

Here are five songs I can NOT get out of my head:

1) Flo Rida feat. Sia – Wild Ones

2) Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know

3) Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

4) Carrie Underwood – Good Girl

5) Blake Shelton – Drink on it

What you are listening to??

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Now I know...

How my mother felt when I wore black hi-top sneakers complete with flashy gold laces with all my dresses.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

It is safe to say...

1. It’s time to lay off the potato salad if you have to pull your shorts up over your gut in order to sit comfortably in your lawn chair,

2. Wearing a string bikini is strongly discouraged if you have to do the above,

3. Running away from a three year old armed with a loaded water hose will not guarantee you stay dry,

4. Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce is the best BBQ sauce on the market,

5. If you hang two loads of laundry on the line, someone next door will spark up a campfire,

6. Tearing off the top of a 12 pack and pouring ice on top is one of the best ideas of our time,

7. If the last time you wore that sun dress, you had a matching banana clip in your hair, it’s time to go sundress shopping,

8. The hair line on your forehead requires sunscreen, especially if your hair is pulled back and you plan on bronzing in the sun for 8+ hours,

9. I am already over the Presidential election,

10. I am addicted to Scentsy.

Happy Sunday!