Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Found me some JEANS!



I am wearing them right now (with all tags intact, you know, as a trial run). We'll see if they pass the test of time. I am stoked about them at the moment though!  They sit a tad below the waist, which for me is great! They're actually long enough... another plus. And the best part is that I got them at ROSS for $25! (So I saved over $650, not too bad!) I am not a huge fan of Ross... the one nearest to us is pretty extremely ghetto, but I found two pairs of jeans, so I put up with the less-than-desirable ambiance.  I didn't find much else, but who cares, I got jeans! Woo hoo!

Here's a link to them if you wanna check them out!
http://www.calvinkleinjeans.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3465142&cp=3430137.3525304.3430160

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How much!?


I know that a good pair of jeans can be priceless.... but $685? Are these gold encrusted or something?! That's just NUTS!

I remember back in the "good ole days" a pair of designer jeans were about $25... yep I'm talking about Jordache! Remember these?
I'm currently on the hunt for a great fitting pair of jeans. They have to be stylish and simply cannot cost a hundred bucks!  I need a pair with longer than 1-inch zipper, but not something that looks like "mom jeans". Although, I am a mom ... so technically they'll be mom jeans regardless. I am totally aware that this won't  be easy, but I will find the perfect pair! I'll let you know when I do.

Got any suggestions? What are your favorite jeans?

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Birthday K3!


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Friday, October 1, 2010

Someone actually did it!

A couple of weeks ago, I joked about duct taping my son, so I could change his diaper. I never in a million years thought that someone would actually do it! I saw this last night on Inside Edition. Appalling!  This is so sad!  Apparently his 18 year old mom and her 19 year old boyfriend were high and thought this would be funny. Not so much!  (These pictures are of the poor little boy that they taped, NOT MY SON!)  They went on to tape his sippy cup to the wall, just out of his reach. Sad.



Click here to read full story!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Seriously, Why!?


KFC Original Double Down - 540 Calories - 32 Grams of Fat - 1380 mg of Sodium

I think my butt is getting bigger just looking at this monster. Jamie Oliver, have you seen this?

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spoiled milk and a sign from God

Yesterday I went to town. I went to get a gallon of milk, we were completely out.

While I was driving home I started praying to God. I was praying about something that has been weighing heavily on my heart and mind lately.  I was asking God whether or not I was doing the right thing. I was asking for a sign (not directly), but that's what I was looking for.

Then all of a sudden right in front of my eyes was the brightest falling star I'd ever seen. My mouth fell open and my lips quivered, I was brought to tears.

I mean I've seen falling stars before, but usually I just catch a glimpse of one out of the corner eye. I'm usually unsure if it was really a falling star or if could have been something else.

This time was different. It was an undeniably bright light, right there in front of me. It lasted a long time too. It was probably like 5 seconds, but it seemed like forever. It seemed to span 100 yards or more.  It went straight down, right in my path.

I was so moved by this falling star, this sign, and just couldn't wait to come inside to share my experience with Mr. Wonderful, which I did. I was so moved that I forgot about the milk I had in my car. The milk that K1 would have loved to have  had for his cereal this morning. The milk that I had gone to town to get.



I remembered the milk... around 10 this morning. Long after K1 and Mr. Wonderful had gone to school/work. It was now hot and spoiled milk.

Oh well, I'll take a sign from God over fresh milk any day!

Have you ever had a sign from God?

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Is it Fall y'all?

Well according to the calendar it's Fall. But, we're still hot as Hades here in Texas. I am so ready for some cooler weather. 

Since my mind is already into Fall, I decided to make some caramel apples. I love them!  I'm also going to fire up my Fall scents in my scentsy burner... bring on the spice!





The recipe was supposed to make 5 apples... but I ate too many caramels beforehand... so we got 4.

Super easy. Super delicious!





Are you ready for Fall?

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

We will never forget...

I took these photos at Ground Zero - 2 1/2 years after the attacks. It was still somber. It always will be. No one will ever forget where they were when they heard the news...





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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nope I didn't drop it in the toilet...

Tropical Store Hermine was in full effect in Texas on Tuesday.  Along with thousands of other folks, our power went out.  This is where it gets interesting. Before the power went out I planned on boiling some water to make iced tea. I had the burner on high. I kept wondering why the kettle wasn't whistling... so I moved it to a different burner. Then it dawned on me... duh, no power!

Well a couple of hours later it came back on! Woo hoo!

After a few minutes I smelled something burning and then I saw a bit of smoke.

What the....

Then I saw that large burner glowing in bright orange, with my Blackberry smack dab in the middle of it. Here is the end result.

The strange thing is that it still works!

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday reflection

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear ... "
1 John 4:18




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Friday, September 3, 2010

Do you do it once a week?! Eeek!


Oh my! I heard last week on the Today Show that makeup brushes should be washed once a week!!

I certainly don't wash mine weekly, do you?

I tried to remember the last time I did wash them... and realized it had probably been about 6 months. Eeek!

I think once a week is probably a bit excessive, but perhaps I better do it more than twice annually!


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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Epic Fail!


K1 loves cheesecake (okay honestly we ALL love it!). So we decided to make one a Back To School Cheesecake.  

It started out great. 

K1 used the rolling pin to crush the graham crackers. 

We worked together to get all the ingredients mixed up. 


Lookin' good, right?! 

We popped in the oven to bake for one hour.  And per the instructions we left in the oven for a few hours to cool, you know, so it won't crack... Well...


The sucker cracked, like the Grand Canyon! 
Oh well, it was delish any way! 
We ate every. single. bite. 

(We've made this same recipe several times... sometimes it cracks, sometimes it doesn't.) Hmpf.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hot Yogurt?!

I've noticed these things in the baby food isle lately. Not in the refrigerated section. There's just something about yogurt which is still edible even if it's gotten hot that freaks me out. What is in this stuff? It just ain't right.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My 2-year-old cusses... and I am so proud!

Yep, it's true. K2 says "ass", a lot. Well, he means "yes", but it sounds like "ass". It cracks us up. The reason we're so proud is because up until about 3 months ago, he didn't say much at all.  He was 22 months old before he said mama. So hearing "ass" is like music to my ears!  He also says "caca", which is a term of endearment for his little brother.

He's had pretty intense speech therapy for the last year or so. We'll take him saying "ass" is progress!!! Go K2! Who knows what will come out of his mouth next!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Is it legal to duct tape your kid?

Seriously is it? My 10 month old (K3) is such a wiggle worm! It's a challenge just to get his diaper changed. And putting on his pajamas?! Forget about it. It takes two of us. Well I'm exaggerating a tad, but seriously it's tough. He flips and rolls like no body's business. You have to change him with ninja-like quickness. It would be so much easier if I could just duct tape him to the changing table.

Of course I'd never really duct tape this little nugget, but the thought has crossed my mind!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Mr. Wonderful bought himself a purse!



Okay, okay before he kills me... he bought it for me!
He did it all on his own, just for me! I was so surprised and impressed!  I love it! Thanks babe.
I don't call him Mr. Wonderful for nothing. {grin}
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday reflection


Jesus told him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
~ John 14:6, NLT


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Potty Training Rocks Sucks!



K2 & K1 think it's pretty fun/funny though! This is the second time that my 2 year old has TRIED to pee on my 9 year old. Little punk. Now if he'd just pee in the toilet. Arggghhhh, BOYS!

Okay so he does actually make it in the potty... sometimes!
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Single, Anal & Childless


I'm convinced that the person who invented stainless steel appliances must be single, anal and childless!

Our fridge is gorgeous and semi-spotless about 1% of the time. The other 99% of the time it's covered in teeny tiny handprints and lovely smudges or smears. Unless I decided to stand by it 24/7 armed with a bottle of stainless steel cleaner in my hand, it ain't changing any time soon.

It looked so gorgeous in the store... but come to think of  it, it was covered in plastic!  Maybe that's what I need to do, cover that sucker in saran wrap. Never again!

Am I alone here?

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