Saturday, February 28, 2009

Juniors department or Misses?

I have a confession, I'm 38 & shop in the Jrs dept. I just never find anything in the Misses dept. Once in a blue moon. I was in a store today looking at jrs clothes & there was a 15 year old girl looking at the clothes too. Eeek. I hope I'm not the only 1 who shops there. Some things look way too young for me & I wouldn't wear that stuff. But I feel like I'm not ready to wear old lady clothes either. Slacks & things. (Do they still say slacks)? So if you see me in the jrs dept don't laugh, just move along & pretend like you didn't see me.

Friday, February 27, 2009

New scrap blog

I just found this blog today. It starts tomorrow. They're going to have challenges & layouts etc. I found it on Cafemom. If you're not on there check it out. They have some really great Mom groups on there. With all interests. Let me know your link on C mom & I'll add you to my friend list.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I've been blogging for a year today. Yay. It's been fun & I didn't realize how much I'd really get into it. I had a blog on Livejournal back in 05, I think. But didn't post often & don't think people were doing it much back then. Now everyone has a blog & it's more fun. I've met some really cool bloggy friends & look forward to reading everyone's blogs everyday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I've been a fan of Lost for a long time. This season I've been more confused than ever. I also don't like the going back in time thing. The white light & all. I keep saying I'm going to stop watching it, but don't want to miss anything. So I'll probably watch it till the end. I heard that it's ending in 2010.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Found some software

I just found 4 cds of software, that I didn't know that I had. Well Tara found them. We have a lot of stuff in our bedroom from my office that I didn't put away yet. She found a box that came with my camera, that I got last July. 1 of them is scrapbooking software & 3 are photo editing cds. I'm so happy. I was just checking out the s'booking 1. It's My scrapbook 2.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Why can't you ever eat just 1? Lately I've been eating them at 9:00 at night. Probably not the best time to eat them.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New office

My new office (guest room) is set up finally. It's not done, but looks cute so far. My great hubby started at 11:30 setting up my new desk & finished setting it up & moving everything around at 9:30pm. I put up the pink curtains & I think they really add color. I can't wait to get in here & scrap. I'll add some pics to this post tomorrow. Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My girl made me proud

We went to a benefit today for a little boy. It was Tara's 1st concert. She had so much fun. She danced the whole night & even in front of the stage & the band. She loved the music & wasn't scared of the loud noise. As a huge rock chic & concert goer, it made me so proud to have a little mini rock chic. I went back to my seat & Anthony stayed up with her in back of the dance floor & he said the singer took her up on stage & sang to her. I unfortunatley missed it & he didn't have the camera with him. I'm hoping someone got a pic of it. I'll add it on here if I get 1. Also won a raffle, Bath & body works Velvet tuberose stuff (I wanted to add it at the bottom of this blog, but forgot, so it's at the top). They had the benefit for the little boy, Gavin last year too. His Mom, Christine was murdered by her hubby in Nov of 07. I only met her once, but my friend Marion was really good friends with her. Anthony also knew her somewhat & her hubby.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Station nightclub fire 6 year anni today

6 years ago today the terrible nightclub fire happened. I was in shock the next morning when I saw it on the news. Friends were calling me & e mailing me from all over (Hawaii, Australia etc...) to make sure that I wasn't there. Luckily I wasn't. I had been there 3 times with my old roomie (& 1 of my best friends Renee). It was 1 of our fave clubs. We always had fun when we went there. She moved back to MI in 2001. If she had still lived here we might have been there that night. Her b-day is today 2/20, so we might have gone cause it was her b-day that night. I don't think anyone can understand how we all feel unless you had been to the club, lost a loved 1 or were there & survived. I picture what it looked like inside & all the people trying to get out. We had only been there 3x, but there were always regulars. We didn't know them, just saw the same faces. I wonder if any of them were killed in the fire? We'll never know since we didn't know their names. So every year on this day I will always think of that dreadful day & wish Renee a Happy Birthday & know that she's also thinking of the fire. I think I'll give her a call today. I sent her a b-day package. These pics below were taking inside the Station. The top 1 is with Mark Slaughter from Slaughter & me & the bottom 1 is me with Dana Strum from Slaughter. I think these were taken in 2000.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sore throat

I've had a sore throat everyday for a month now. I think I'm going to make an appointment next week to get checked out (if it doesn't go away). I don't think it's normal. About 10 years ago I asked a doc if I could have my tonsils out. He really didn't say much. I've always had sore throats, but I'm getting really sick of them. Every September I get them for a month or 2 straight. I think from the change in weather. I've been taking Tylenol, Advil, Sucrets, tea with honey, sore throat tea (from Yogi tea) etc.. It just won't go away & stay away. Just wanted to vent about it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Free coconut body butter

I went to the mall today (Sephora). I know I said that I wasn't going to shop for a while, but I had something that I wanted to get from Clinique & used my tax $ (that we haven't gotten yet, by the way). So I bought the face powder & they said I could pick 1 item out of 3 samples. So I got the coconut body butter. It smells super yummy. So if you haven't signed up for the beauty insider yet, go sign up & you can get free samples too. I don't even work for Sephora. haha. I just want you all to get free samples & free b-day gift when your b-day comes around.

Anyone watch the Batchelor?

Who is your fave girl? Mine is Melissa.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A few things from today

Well I did a bunch of errands today. Shopping & other things. I went to AC Moore & spent way too much. I'm banning myself from shopping for a while. I got a Shamrock shake finally. It was Tara's 1st shake & she loved it. I gave her some of it. We were fighting over it. Also went to Walmart & had my hair trimmed an inch & 1/2 & it seems like she cut off way more than that. So I'm bummed out. It's just below my bra strap. I needed a trim. I haven't had it trimmed since Nov, but don't like the length. I'll add some pics this weekend. It looks a lot healthier. Also there was a plane crash near us & I missed it. I was just thinking last week that I'd like to see a plane crash. I know that sounds horrible. I'd want everyone to be okay of course. Oh, I almost forgot, Tara gave me a fat lip on Sunday night. It's really sore.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Look what I won

Yay. I won this mag from Layla @ I'm so excited. I know, just what I need more magazines to read. But I love reading mags.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine finds

This is the Heart garland (close up) that I made on Fri night. The directions are on Martha Stewart's site.

Today we went to Christmas tree shop. I wanted to get some marked down Valentine things. I did really good. I spent 50 cents-$2.50 each. I love the flag I got. Got some cookie cutters & cute wooden plaques & a wreath. Also got the pillow that says I love Shamrocks. I don't have any St Patrick's day things at all. I am gonna go back after St Pattie's day get marked down things & also after Easter too. It's a good deal. Got this book that is normally $15 & I got it for $2.99. Yay, I'm in a good mood.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Our wedding day

I had planned on doing a blog on Our proposal (& our wedding day), but it was so long ago that I can't remember all of the details. Terrible I know. So I'm doing just the Wedding post. I might do the proposal 1 for our anni & see if my husband can help me remember the details. It's a cute story. So for our wedding we ended up taking a cruise from NJ to Bermuda. It was a beautiful day, as you can see from the pics. The water was beautiful. It was the best day of my life. The bad thing is we didn't get to see much of Bermuda & we had family & friends with us, so we didn't really have a traditional honeymoon (Love you guys, but you know what I mean). We were only there for a day & 1/2. I'm hoping we can go back for our anni someday or maybe to renew our vows.

Friday, February 13, 2009

New cute boutique

We have a cute new boutique in our area. I finally went to check it out today. I love the shop. It's so cute, but is a bit pricey. I got some choc candies for A & got myself a Red velvet cupcake.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Early Valentine's day

We weren't planning on going out tonight. I cut out a coupon for Common man for tonight only, buy 1 entree get 1 free. Since we're all sick we were just going to go to Texas roadhouse on Sat & hope that we feel better. So A called at almost 6pm & said he'd be home in 10 minutes & asked if I wanted to go to C man. I said yes, but my throat has been killing me all day. I got into my Valentine's attire & did my make up. We got there & there was a 2 hr wait. Geez. We got there around 7. They said we could wait upstairs in the newly added on lounge/bar area & if a table was ready we could grab it. So we went up there & got a table in about 30 min. It was so packed that it took forever to get our meal & we filled up on crackers, cheese & bread (awesome bread I might add). I got the mac & cheese that was on the Phantom gourmet show(I got it last time too). Didn't get any wine since my throat is killing me. They gave us white choc that they give you at the end of every meal. If you're ever in NH check out Common man. It's awesome. There's more than 1 in NH. In our area we have lots of restaurants in old Barns. Very cool. We stopped at McDonald's after to get my Shamrock shake, but they said they haven't gotten them in yet. I was bummed.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sephora's Beauty Insiders club

Just in yesterday. The Sephora Spring catalog.

For those of you that aren't a member of the Beauty insider's club. If you sign up you'll get a free gift for your b-day. This year it's a lipgloss trio. See below for details. Just sign up in the store or on the Sephora website.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How we met

Way back in 2003 I decided to join My ex-fiance & I broke up in late 2002. So I was ready to meet someone new. I went out a date with 2 different guys. Didn't like either. Then in June this cute long haired guy sent me an e mail. I'm a rocker chic & love long haired guys. Well he had facial hair (which I hate) & the pics weren't too great, but we had a lot in common, so I wrote him back. I didn't even have a pic on my page. We talked on the phone & e mailed each other. It was Summer, so we both had things going on. We didn't meet till Aug 31st. We met at a Mexican restaurant. He was a few minutes late & I thought he was standing me up. I stood in the front hall of the restaurant waiting. Finally he came running in with flowers. That's why he was late cause he stopped to get flowers. By the end of the date I decided to end my membership to Match. So we'll be celebrating 6 years together this year & our 3 year wedding anni is in May.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Love week

I thought this week I would do some Love posts. I have a few things planned. 1 is a "How we met" blog. I would love to read other people's blogs on how they met their hubby/b-f etc...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Shamrock Shake

It's back. The hubs stopped at McDonald's the other night to get something to eat. He called me on the way home to let me know & see if I wanted anything. I asked him to see if they had the Shamrock shake yet. They said they'll have it tomorrow. Yay. I know I'm crazy, but I love them. I've been getting them since I was a kid. I usually get at least 1 a year.
Oh, for those of you that never had 1. It's a green shake that tastes like mint. Not all McDonald's have them, so you might have to search around your local area. They come out every year before St Patrick's day.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Fave blog

I have lots of blogs that I love, but my fave is Elizabeth Kartchner's blog

She's so cute & perfect & her kids are so cute & I love her work. For those of you who don't know, she won the 2007 Scrapbooker of the year contest in Creating Keepsakes mag. She now has a feature in CK Dear Lizzie. I guess you can say she's my idol & I've been obsessed with her lately. Not in a weird way or anything.

Friday, February 6, 2009

I love freecycle

I got all of these mags from a Woman on Freecycle last night. I guess I'll be busy for a while.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mom of the year award?

I was tagged with this award by my bloggy friend Chris @ http://www.whatsinsissyshead.blogspot/.
This award is about confessing your mommy sins and forgiving yourself for your fault and moving on. As with all bloggy awards there are rules:

1) Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!

2) To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!3)Send this to FIVE other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!I am trusting you my adoring bloggyland public with my dirty mommy confession. NO JUDGEMENT PLEASE!!

My confession:

Tara usually only gets 2 baths a week. I feel bad about it, but it's just hard to find time. I know that's horrible. But like I once posted before, she's not playing in mud or anything. I do wash her face, hands & bum everyday.

Here's the Love:

1) I love her smile & when she giggles

2) I love her hugs & kisses

3) I love when she says Mama

4) I love when she's silly

5) I love doing girlie things with her

6) I love that I have a girl to do girlie things with
7) I love just spending time with her

The Five:

Okay I can only think of 4 sorry. I have blogs I love, but they're not mamas.

A Dumb Mommy moment

I was taking a shower today & washed my hair & was wondering why my hair wasn't sudsing up. Then I went to put conditioner on & it was all soapy. I realized that I had conditioned my hair 1st & then shampooed it. I always move my shampoos, conditioners & my 5 shower gels out of the tub when I give Tara a bath. Otherwise she throws them all in the tub & uses them as toys. So when I put it all back, the conditioner was on the end instead of the shampoo. I hate those dumb Mommy moments.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

So many blogs, so little time

I think most of you know that I'm obsessed with blogs. I think I have about 200 saved in my faves on aol & it's really getting out of hand. I'm trying to go thru' them & delete some. I pretty much can't look at a blog without saving it or leaving a comment. I'm a serial comment leaver. I just can't help myself. But have a hard time always leaving comments for my friends. I need to work on that. It's just so hard to keep up with things.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

1 thing I like about Winter

I finally thought of 1 thing that I like about Winter. No bugs. I haven't seen a spider or any other bugs in about 3 months. Yay for Winter. Okay I won't go that far.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mascara review

I've been wanting to get this new mascara. A lot of stores didn't have it or were sold out. So I finally got some today for Green eyes. I don't really like it much. It's kind of lumpy & I don't notice much of a difference in making my eyes pop.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fave magazines

Since I'm a magaholic I thought I'd make a list of my top 10 fave mags. Not really in order. What are your faves?

1) Creating Keepsakes
2) Rachael Ray
3) Martha Stewart Living
4) Better Homes & Garden
5) Crafts n' Things
6) Woman's day
7) Glamour
8) The Nest
9) Cosmo
10) Lucky