Friday, April 30, 2010

Hannahs part four



Today while I was visiting Carissas blog as I do often, I saw that she was participating in a blog party hosted by Hanna at Aspire. I went to her page, checked her out, saw that her blog was awesome and decided to join!


So in order to be eligible, I need to tell you 4 things about myself in this post....oh boy, im totally running out of things!


1. I stink at planting things, every time I do, they die and my girls are upset.


2. Im obsessed with cleaning my girls ears. I do it daily and I know its bad but I cant help it. Developing the same habit with their belly buttons. Im totally weird and gross!


3. I like to do irish jigs on st. patricks day.


4. I really dislike watching kid movies. Im so tired of them already! Ahhhhhh.....


Well thats it! You should check her out and link up too!!






Yay its my first review! Ive never done one of these before so here goes:



I was asked to review the site for McKenzie books. They are an online book buyer and seller. They have this tool called BRAIN, Books Recently Added Inventory Notice. I think its the best idea ever!



What BRAIN does is it allows you to create a "want list" of books and they automatically notify you the minute they get in the book in matching your title, author, ISBN, or keyword search. You can set preferences such as the minimum book condition, how often & when to get alerted, maximum number of books to include in each alert & more.



As a mom, this can save you TONS of time and money from having to search all over the place for that one book. They usually sell books for about 80% off the list price so you are saving a ton of money! My husband, who is a grad student will really like this so he can get his textbooks for cheap. I get pissed when he has to spend like $400 dollars on one book!



I do, on occasion, get a chance to read and its great that I can get them for so cheap instead of paying 20 bucks a book! Thats crazy!

Ch-Ch-Check it out!



Fabulous Friday!


Hello everyone from Friday Follow!!!


I feel so bad writing this post today because I really dont have too much to say! Things have been crazy for me and Im trying to make some changes to my blogey blog and Ive been overwhelmed with that!!

So anyways, heres what happened this week to make my week fabulous!

nothing~! Thats right, I a big old ball of nothing!

I do have one exciting piece of info to announce!!

Im going to be a macaroni kid publisher!!! Yay! Ill keep you posted as I get my shit together!




Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My first wordless wednesday

Ive never done wordless wednesday so I thought id share my girls spring pics today!

Enjoy and dont be jealous because they are so cute!













Monday, April 26, 2010

business in the front, party in the back

The mullet: a true haircut phenomonon. People who sport mullets are a rare breed. An awesome breed. Not to be messed with. Some drive cameros, some rock acdc shirts, and some just rock some sweet sunglasses at night.

I mentioned in my last post that my weekend entertainment consisted of a band called Bon Journey, a cover band that does Bon Jovi and Journey. I am so sorry to announce that I saw NO mullets in the crowd! NOT ONE! I did see some lepoard spandex pants but they hold no interest for me.
Instead I am doing a post dedicated to those rare folks who are few and far between....

Here are a few of my favorite mullets that I found on mulletjunky.com:




The "Biz" Mullet


A Classic example of "Business on top, Party out back." The short part says, "Look at me, I can conform to the man.", while the back says, "Suckers!" Biz mullet works in the shadiest of corporations and often likes to add a pretend zero to the end of his salary. * Look for him on the commute home, blaring Bob Seger, with the top down in his early 90's canary yellow Mazda Miata.











The Permullet





TIME and MONEY is what's needed for the upkeep and maintenance of the Permullet:
TIME in front of the mirror, and MONEY on hair care products, that is. But if the end result is this...then it's definitely worth it.
* There is only 1 drawback to the permullet: A moist surface drowned in chemicals tends to irritate the skin... which leads to neck acne. Girls are NOT into neck acne.












The Famullly Man

It's not common, but every so often a mullet will take the "other" road. The straight and narrow path, focusing on becoming an honest, responsible and productive member of society. They are as dedicated to building a good, solid family unit as they are to preserving their well-kept mullet.
Keeping the mullet reminds them of their youth and delusions of their individuality. It's crucial that these two traits are constantly reassurred in order for the Famully Man to sustain his new, responsible role in society.
In some more poverty stricken families, the mullet actually functions as a toy. (Comparable to a rattle, blocks, etc.) The child grabs/tugs at it, and it is fun...fun for the whole family. As we know, mullets are easily amused.






The Family Mulltrait


"Hell no mom, we're not dressin' up for the family mulltrait. We're wearin' our matching powder-blue and yellow tank tops!" These were the same tank tops they wore when they "necked" the Barbossa twins in the dugout on the baseball field. "High-five bro! Huh huh huh!"






Rapping Frolet


Let's get this party started! Bringin' in 2000-fo like its 1980-fo, yo!
Check-it, I'm Devastatin' Dave, The Turntable Slave and I'm here to make you wave. Come on, come on, put your hands in the aiiiiiir, wave 'em like you just don't caaaare. You like my hair? Break it down: Jerry curl juice runnin down my mullet, oops i gots curls, they call dat a Frollet.






General Contractor Mullet




Construction worker, plumber, electrician & painter are the occupations and classic rock is the inspiration. Non-work days are always spent at ANY sporting event. Mullets that haven't quite reached the high level of the "GCM" (General Contractor Mullet) tend to be "handymen". Taking out overpriced ads in the Pennysaver, the justification is, "It's an honest living." This GCM in particular is ranked high within the mullet community due to many reasons: The length of his mull, the contrast of his mull, and the bleached tips. His occupation has secured him a strong position in the mulligarchy which is reflected by his sure, confident demeanor.
* He just gave his son "Tobey" a tool belt for his 6th birthday.
* Possible delusions of Mel Gibson from Braveheart.








"I am the Mull"




Every once in while a truly great mull comes along like this. It IS a 'Diamond in the ruff', every detail is completely intentional and accounted for. Look at the aero-dynamacy, the colors, the length of this mull. A true craftsman. Now check out the accessories; The 44oz. Big Gulp, the wife beater, the beaded necklace, the aviator sunglasses and finally the baseball hat attached to the belt loop of faded denim shorts. The attitude, the confidence in his stride are also key, undeniable elements that make this mull stand above the rest. 'I - AM - THE - MAN' emanates from within and is projected to all. Good luck dude.













Karoke Mull


As she gazes affectionately at his passionate romantic mull, she actually surpasses her original "bait" role and becomes captivated by this species. The Mull stays focused on the song while keeping his cool. When he finishes, he will smoke his cig, finish his drink, and "nail" the girl...






Femullet



"Get away from me with that camera, punk. Ya, i've got a mullet, so what! What, because i'm a women I can't have a mullet?! Whatever, you're just a MAN you would'nt understand."















As a disclaimer...I truely think mullets are awful, but they are hilarious!
What is your favorite?





































Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Stuff

So I wanted to write a quick little post today since I didnt get a chance to write yesterday but I have too much going on to write a whole post so I decided to write a few little segments!

~ I bought new patio furniture yesterday and am now thinking I should go get a job so that I can go buy more things that I like. I always get like this when my kids turn 2. I need a work from home job...

~ I hate the word patio

~ Love my new furniture and can now listen to my bob marley and enjoy my wine in comfort!

~ We rented the blind side last night. Why the f does Kathy Bates randomly pop up in everything lately!

~ Daughter #1 has a soccer game this morning. Im wondering why it always rains here on saturdays! Now I have to sit in this freezing ass cold rain! Boooo but YAY! I get to watch her run around and be happy!

~ Tonight we are going to see a band call Bon Journey. Yes you read that right. A band that plays covers of Bon Jovi AND Journey! Im totally wearing my mullet wig and plan to take awesome pics of real mullets. I will do a mullet post just to honor those business in the front, party in the back exclusive club members! I will be in heaven!

Hope you are all having a great weekend! I will thinking of you all when I rocking my air guitar tonight!!!

Dont stop believin! Dont you stop!




Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for my kids...I know I know...cliche right?



Well this week at my Apples of Gold meeting, it was about loving your kids. I truly needed it this week. Some days I feel like the worst mother. I either feel bad about :


-yelling to much, I really really need to work on this. I really have a big, loud mouth!


- not playing with them enough. I really try to make their day fun and interesting but I can only play tag so much or read a story so many times, or play a game so many times.


-sometimes I feel guily because I stay at home. I mean, maybe they want to play with other kids rather than me and I already told you about her horrible "friend" next door, so maybe they would have fun at a day care? Also, then we would have a lot more money to spend on nonsense stuff.


- the time we do spend playing, I end up feeling guily because its not educational enough.


- as I mentioned, Im ALWAYS tired, I feel guilty about this too.



All these things add up and I feel emotionally and physically exhausted at the end of the day. I realized that my kids have NEVER had a babysitter! Other than grandparents, theyve only ever been with me! Thats crazy! I think my parents would have left us with a homeless bum back when my sister and I were their age.


Ive also never been away from them for more than 2 days. I feel aways that sometimes I just want to not see them for at least a week. 2 days sometimes hardly feels like enough.


This is why I wanted to be thankful for my girls today. Because I realize that motherhood is one big ball of guilt, I am so thankful that I have this to feel guilty about!


Im thankful for their little voices, their little smiles, their little hands, their little eyelashes, the way the say "I love you mommy," the way they cry for me when I leave, the way they laugh, the way they dance, they way the care about others....I could go on and on!

What are you thankful for today?





Monday, April 19, 2010

Its a link fest...

So I about peed in my pants when I realized that I was awarded 3 awards yesterday! THREE!!!

I just still cant believe it! I jumped on my table and did a dance cyote ugly style! Not really but I totally wanted to!

Anyways, Im about to list them all so this post will include A TON of links and I really strongly encourage you to check each and every one of them out because they are ALL worth it. Would I lie to you? I think not....

The first one comes from my blogging mentor. If it wasnt for her, I probably wouldnt be blogging. I love her...




and you should too! Stop by and check her out!

Stop by and show her some love too!





For this award I must tell you 10 things that make me happy and ill pick 10 sites that make me happy!

Things that make me happy are as follows:


1. My girls! The single most important thing in my life!

2. My husband...I love him sooooo much!

3. Massages...my husband gives good ones which is part of the reason he's #2.

4. Laughing...I love a good laugh :)

5. My family and friends....

-My sister....I love her....I wish she didnt live in Nashville and lived closer to me!
-My in-laws...Im am so blessed with great ones...I have 2 brothers in-law and 1 sister in- law, all of which I adore!
- My friends....Im making some great friends here in Pittsburgh but my closest ones live far
away, boooo...Im starting a campaign to get them all to move here!

6. My dog, Mr T. I guess just dogs in general. I think they are hilarious and they all make me
happy.

7.Days to myself.

8. vacuming...is that weird?

9. my church...I dont think ive ever actually looked forward to going to church before I started going to my current one.

10.working out...I havent been doing it lately and I think ive gained like 10 lbs. It does make me a happier person though.

and one last thing: COFFEE!


Blogs that make me happy are as follows:

1. Nikki....shes my bloggy bff/sister/same person....its weird but we are the same.
2. Rachel....shes got great taste, shes funny, shes beautiful, and I think shes just the bees knees.

3. Laura Jane....just looking at her blog makes me happy.

4. Carrie....shes new but I already love her blog.

5. Messy Mommy....I just love her blog! Its so cute and she dances like its going out of style!

6. Maria....I found her when I first started blogging and she is an AMAZING writer!

7. H.....Also found her when I started blogging and loved her ever since.

8. Stacia...Her blog is pretty

9. Katie....shes new so Im showing my support!

10. Jennifer.....shes new too! And she sells sentsy..I love sentsy



Then I got the Honest Scrap award from








and







These two blogs are my favs...I actually get excited when they have new posts and I cant wait to read what they have to say! I dont think I could say enough about them as far as how great I think the two of them are!

For this award I have to tell you ten honest things about myself that nobody knows, hence the honest award, and then pick 10 honest blogs.



Honest things are:

1. Im tired ALL the F'in time...I dont know why and I have gone to the dr for it to no avail.

2. Im a really happy person but I have times where I just randomly fall into deep depressions, it started after the birth of daughter #1.

3. I laugh at a lot of stuff that no one else thinks is funny.

4. I NEVER thought I would be a stay-at-home mom, I was always very career focused until #1

5. I do not get along with my mom, my grandma is my mother figure and best friend.

6. I gained 70 lbs with both my girls and lost it both times! Now my fat ass is gaining weight again....time to get off the computer I guess.

7. Ive never smoked in my life but after my second daughter I was craving cigs...EWWWW

8. My husband and I want to go to ireland someday.
9. I have to dye my hair now because my sister, who does hair, found grey hairs. Nnnooooooo!

10. My favorite thing to do it sit on my deck with a glass of wine and listen to bob marley.

Honest blogs, not to mention GREAT blogs! These blogs also make me happy!


2. Daisygirl @ adailyscoopofchaos

3. Pamela @ 2 much testerone

4. Mama Lungo @ The Lungos

5. Mom of Three @ needmorecoffeeplease

6. Shannon @ googiemomma

7. Momma Kiss @ mommakiss


9. Alyssa @ BloggintoNoggin

10.Lambaround @ Lambaround

I was also mentioned on a few blogs this weekend so I thought I would mention a few blogs here!

These are some of my favorites but I dont think they get into the whole award thing...

Jane @ mylifeasjane and Jamie @ Daydream Believer


Ok so this post took me three days to get out so I hope you take the time to check em all out!

Thanks everyone and I hope you are all having a great day!

Whhheeewww now I can get back to regular blogging!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Help a sista out?

So now that I have 100 followers(I hate the term followeres by the way), Ive decided its time for a blog change, but first, I have a few questions I was hoping someone out there might have the answers to?



1. where is a good spot to find some new layouts?

2. I need some ideas for a button.

3. I really really am trying to find a way to reply to comments. Ive tried discus but its not working (maybe it would if I got a new layout) and everything else im finding is for wordpress so I need something for blogspot.

4. How are you guys all finding these great giveaways to do on your blog? I want to do one?

Hope everyone had a great weekend...Im off to catch up!





I'd be...



So my girl Rachel @ littlegirlshinyworld, had the cutest little post that I thought Id steal for a quick little post of my own.. Its just a little list to tell you a bit more about myself...

If I was a month, I’d be October. I just love the leaves changing and the weather starting to get cooler after a hot, hot summer!

If I was a day of the week, I’d be Friday.

If I was a time of day, I’d be the night time. MMuhhhahahaha

If I was a planet, I’d be Uranus. Im immature like that!

If I was a sea animal, I’d be an octopus.

If I was a direction, I’d be south. Warm weather and vacation!

If I was a piece of furniture, I'd be patio furniture.

If I was a liquid, I’d be wine. Oh how I love thee!


If I was a gemstone, I’d be a diamond. Girls best friend right!

If I was a tree, I'd be a Christmas tree!

If I was a tool, I’d be a knife. Ill cut you...

If I was a flower, I’d be rose. Traditional and I love them!

If I was a kind of weather, I’d be a storm. Dont mess with me bitches!

If I was a musical instrument, I’d be a drum.

If I was a color, I’d be black. Like the night....

If I was an emotion, I’d be happiness because I strive for it everyday!
If I was a fruit, I’d be star fruit because it sounds cooler than grapes!

If I was a sound, I'd be laughter!

If I was an element, I'd be air.

If I was a car, I'd be an el camino...they make me laugh



If I was a food, I'd be a taco...mmmmm

If I was a place, I'd be the beach. I cant think of a better place to be!

If I was a material, I’d be polyester.

If I was a taste, I’d be sweet of course.

If I was a scent, I’d be B.O. after a good workout!



Friday, April 16, 2010

Bully Schmully

What do you do if the little girl next door is a wench? My daughter is the sweetest, most sensitive little girl ive ever known and this little girl is total bbeeyyootcch to her! It makes me sad!

K literally sits and waits for her to get off her bus at 4 so that she can play with her. The other day, neighbor girl got of and K really excitedly said "Hey friend, do you want to come over and play?" and girl yelled for all other neighbors to hear, "No, I hate you and im never playing with you again," to which her brother replied, " Dont worry, Ill make her play with you."

My little girl responded, " Ok thanks!" just like it was no big thing! What do you do when this happens? Do you jump in and throw some elbows? Talk to her parents? Smack a bitch down? I dont know but it just breaks my heart to see her get treated this way....




Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bloggy Block

Im really have bloggers block lately! I keep writing all these different posts but cant seem to get my thoughts together enough to compose something worth reading or something that sounds remotely coherent for that matter! I feel like Ive been having all these different thoughts and ideas about what I was to say but when I go to write, it all sounds like a bunch of crap so I delete them.

Sometimes when I go to write these posts, I think about what my readers will think about me? For example, Ill say to myself, I cant say that because

- it will offend someone
- I will sound like a total idiot
- who cares about reading that
- oh no, what if someone thinks Im a bad mom, wife, sister, daughter, etc...
- I will have to edit the shit out of that one


just to name a few!

I feel like ive been myself when I write this blog so far but I dont think Ive been myself enough.
So now I think its time to write this blog FOR ME! No more if this nonsense self-editing!

Maybe......


Sunday, April 11, 2010

100 beautiful followers on the wall, 100 beautiful followers, take one down, pass it around 108 beautiful followers on the wall!!

I did it! I did it! I did it!!! Yeah not only do I have 100 followers now, but I have 108!! I just cant even believe it. The pressure to write good posts is starting to really scare me! I am in the process of looking for a fabulous giveaway in honor of all of you beautiful followers! Rachel I am still considering your idea. I loved it!

I also think its time to make some changes and add some things to this site. I would love any input or ideas you all might have.

Thanks to all of you for following and hopefully liking my blog! Ill be back tomorrow with a new and better post!


Friday, April 9, 2010

Mecca Lecca High Mecca Hiney Ho


Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

So today is friday. What are your weekend plans? I am going to a party tonight at a friends house. Should be fun get some time away from the girls and just with Mr. Man. Not to mention the blog party that im attending this afternoon too! Im so excited to do this and cant wait to see what new blogs I come across!!

Anyways, I am also doing the friday follow and am so excited because I am hope this will bring me the 4 more followers, I totally counted that on my fingers by the way, I need to get 100!!!!!!!!!!

I want to do a fancy schmancy giveaway in honor of that but cant think of anything fun. Do you have any ideas?

Cross your fingers!!!! 100 followers and I will totally be doing a happy dance, drinking a bottle of wine, and chowing down on Easter candy! Then I will be mad at myself for eating the candy so I will drink more wine and then my whole weekend will pass me by because I will be hungover! Its a vicious cycle.....



Thursday, April 8, 2010

are you kind?

I always thought I was a kind person. I genuinely care about other people and really really try to watch what I say to try and not offend anyone. I volunteer at the local womens mission and the humane society and my church. Then I realized I can also be very unkind. Getting mad at the little old lady driving slow, yelling at my daughters when they get on my nerves, flipping myself off in the mirror when I try on clothes.



Well this past tuesday at my apples of gold meeting, kindness was our discusison. We were asked to give examples of acts of kindness that we had done RECENTLY and it was actually hard for me to think of anything! I was absolutely appalled! I guess there were little things that I had done but not anything that I felt worth mentioning. I could hardly even give what my definition of kindness would be!



Anyways it got me thinking. Wow! I really need to step it up! These women that are part of this group are SO amazing! They really reminded me how GREAT it feels to be kind and give without even thinking about it. I want that! I want to be a kinder more compassionate person.



And I want you to be too!



Tell me your definition of kindness and what acts of kindness have you comitted lately?





Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What the hAck!



Havent done what the heck wednesday in awhile so here goes:


Why am I eating all my girls easter candy. WHAT THE HECK! Its not like I already dont feel my ass jiggle when I get up from the couch!

Why do my girls keep growing so fast? WHAT THE HECK! I am going to have to stop feeding them in order get them to stop growing therfore saving me money on buying whole new wardrobes every 2 days and saving me money on food!

Why does my dog always have to roll around in some dead animal right after I give him a bath. WHAT THE HECK! Does he really like to smell like dead bird all the time!

Why does my cat have to bring home the above mentioned dead bird as a "prize."WHAT THE HECK! Gross!

Why do I keep writing what the hAck. WHAT THE HECK! Im the worst speller ever!

Im totally letting my daughter wear her pjs to the bus stop to take my oldest to school. WHAT THE HECK! Am I really that lazy?

What the heck Wednesdays was started by Mary over at her wonderful, wonderful blog! http://www.mommyologist.com/


Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter girls and monday mentions!



I hope everyone had a wonderful easter and is enjoying the weather that we were so fourtunate to have! We had a great Easter! My girls are still coming down off their sugar high!









It is so renewing and refreshing to get to spend time with my grandparents! They do own a campgrounds so it is really fun to get to have golf cart races and just run crazy all over the place while it is still closed.










Arent they the cutest things you have ever seen in your life!!!









Today I wanted to have a monday mention, since I havent done that in awhile, this is my favorite website that Ive found in awhile. Nikki you are awesome! Go check her out!!!
Now im off to get caught up on ALL of your posts! Bare with me!
How was your Easter? What did you do?


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

So yesterday I told you I was thankful for Jesus dying for me and so today I wanted to take it a little lighter and talk about the Easter Bunny!!! Every year we go my visit my grandma and I make these little bunny shaped notes for the girls to find in the morning. The notes have clues as to wear there basket was placed by the Easter bunny.



They typically goes something like this:



"Happy Easter K! I put your basket in here but was afraid the dog would get it so I moved it into the bathroom. "



Then they go look for the next note and that would say " Im so sorry! I thought it might get wet in here so I moved it into the closet."



Then when they get there it would say " PE YEW! Your daddys shoes were too smelly to keep in here so I moved it to the car."



You get the point! Anways, that is one of our little traditions! They absolutely LOVE hunting them down and then redoing the hunt later. Also, my grandparents own a campgrounds so we get to hide easter eggs all over and it is just really fun for the girls!



I would love to hear some of your traditions!!!








Revival of Thankful Thursday!

Happy Easter everyone!

Today I wanted to say that I am so thankful that Jesus died on the cross for me and was raised from the dead! Because of this, I can be forgiven of all my sins and let me tell you, I have a lot of sins! Because of this, I can unburden myself of ALL the things I do wrong.

I know ive said before that I sometimes dont feel like the typical Christian woman but because of this day (weekend) I can remind myself that all of that doesnt matter! He loves me the way I am! My cursing, my drinking, my yelling, my judging, my overindulging, my sometimes short temper, ALL of that! He just loves me the way I am!

And he loves you too! Weather you believe or not!

Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful Easter weekend~