Saturday, July 31, 2010

Busy lately

We've been so busy lately. Tara is signed up for swim lessons @ her friend's pool. She's had 4 classes so far & 2 more to go. She's also taking lessons at the beach. She started on Tuesday, but I had a doc appointment that day, so my Dad came up & took her. I guess things didn't go so well. The next day we went for the lesson, but the ecoli was high, so there was no lesson on Wed or Thursday. I'm hoping the classes at the beach will happen this week & she can make up what she missed. Anthony has a virus. He's had it since Wednesday. Sore throat, headache fevers, chills, body aches. He called in sick yesterday & went to the doc. He got some rest today & we're hoping that we all don't get it. T & I went to a 1 year old's b-day party today. They live right on the lake & it was a beautiful day. Then tonight we went & had T's 3 year photos done. This is 1 of our faves below.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Hawk go away

We have some hawks living in our trees in our yard. There's at least 2 of them. I've been hearing them for a few months, but we finally saw 1 the other day. Yesterday morning 1 landed in our birdbath. It's hard to see, I took the pic through the window, but it didn't come out good because of the flash. I didn't want to open the front door, because I figured he would fly away. I'm from the Boston burbs, so I'm not use to seeing things like this. I thought I had a rare bird in my yard, but my Mom said she has seen them in my hometown. Anyway, when we 1st saw the hawk the other day it swooped down & caught a mouse. Then flew up into the tree. It was kind of disturbing for me since I love animals. But I was thinking about it yesterday & we had a family of chipmunks living in our yard for the past year & I realized that I haven't seen any of them for a while. I'm hoping the hawks didn't get them. They're so cute. It would make me really sad. Tara even named 1 Muck. My hubby said that he thinks that they only eat dead animals, but I'm not sure about that.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My 1st time in Ulta

I saw these eyeliners on Vampy Varnish's blog. I love the colors & they sound great. So I traveled all the way to Ulta in the Boston area (My 1st time ever in an Ulta store) to find it. 1st we went to my parent's house & A helped my Dad with his computer & his vcr. So he finally finished & we headed there. Of course there was tons of traffic. So I ended up getting there 10 minutes before it closed. That was so hard for me to be kicked out. I wanted to spend at least an hr or 3 looking around at everything. So they ended up being sold out of them. I bought 3 nailpolishes & a buttercream shower gel. So I ordered the eyeliners online & they ended up being on back-order. So they finally came 2 days ago. I really do love the colors, but they are a bit much for food shopping & playgroups. They stay on great. I went to the beach yesterday for T's swimming lessons & I had the dark purple 1 on. I felt a bit weird, so I just kept my sunglasses on. So I'm not sure how much I'll wear them.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

I found this drink recipe in Rachael Ray mag. I think I might make this next weekend.

Spiked Lemonade

photo by Levi Brown
By: Kristen Wolfe Beiler

Stir up this easy lemonade: a big-batch, big-fun summer cocktail with enough for a thirsty crowd.

1 bottle (750 ml) vodka or gin
5 cups lemonade
2 cups cranberry juice
3 cups ginger ale

Just stir and serve!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Godiva chocolate

I just got the new All You magazine today & it has a list of freebies. I didn't know this, but if you join the rewards club @, you can stop by a Godiva store once a month for a free piece of chocolate. I just signed up a few minutes ago.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

August Vacay

We booked this B&B for our trip to the North conway area. They said they don't usually allow kids & they have lots of antiques in the sitting areas & all. So it should be interesting.

This is the room that we are staying in.

Let me know if you know of any free or cheap things to do in this area. We're definitely doing Storyland & going to see some waterfalls.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Award time

I just got this award from Sprinkles @ Thanks so much.

The rules are to say where you'll be 10 years from now and to pass it along to 10 other bloggers.
It's so hard to think where I'll be 10 years from now. Hopefully I'll have cool online job, so I can work from home. Tara will be 13. I hope our house is updated a lot by then. Not sure what else. I hope Anthony & I are still happy together & my parents are still around (that's the hard part of having a child, older in life).
Now I pass it along to
I'll send all of you an e mail over the weekend to let you know that you got the award.
For everyone else, where would you like to be in 10 years?

Bloggy Moms site

I just found this site last night for fellow bloggy Moms. It's pretty cool. I haven't had a chance to really look @ it yet. But I set up a page.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Target's dollar section

I made these 4 cards yesterday. Aren't I talented?

I actually bought the card kits @ Target in the dollar section. It took me about 10 minutes to do all 4 of them. I did it while I was watching General hospital & checking out blogs. They had a different kit. I am going back to get that soon. I should have gotten it when I was there.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blueberry picking

We got a ton of blueberries. The raspberries are just about done. They didn't look that great.

Birthday pic.

Happy Birthday Tara Rayne

Today Tara is officially 3 years old. She's changed so much. She was born with a full head of black hair. Her hair has lightened a lot & has a bit of a reddish tint.

This is her @ about a month old.
This is her @ 1.

@ 2

A few days ago.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Recent wins

I won this B&B guide book. It has a 1 night free coupon inside (but you have to stay the 1st night @ regular price & most likely we won't be able to find something close enough to Storyland that you can use in July or Aug).

Also won this pink flower pillow cover. I have it over my comupter chair pillow. It's cute & adds color to the room.

Monday, July 19, 2010

It's just another Mommy & Me Monday

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn

A few weeks ago we went to Canobie lake park. T & I had on matching pink baseball caps. We didn't have them on the whole time. It was about 90 degrees out. I didn't dress us in stripes on purpose, it just kind of happened.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Coming soon: CSN stores review

- I was recently contacted by CSN stores to do another review & giveaway for them. I love their stores & thought it would be a great opportunity. They have 200 + websites & lots of different things to choose from. If you're looking for a bedroom vanity they have this really cute kids 1.

- My daughter is very girlie & loves to sit in front of the mirror. You can find that vanity & lots more at .
- Right before I did my last giveaway, I told my friend about the site. She needed to buy her daughter a toddler carseat & ended up finding the perfect 1. She said she got a great deal on it & it came really fast. Her daughter loves it.
- I've been wanting a pair of Bearpaw boots. I love these.

-They look so comfy & cozy. Fall will be here before you know it. I usually buy a new pair of boots each Fall.
- Check out & see what they have. I'm sure you'll find just what you are looking for.

I heart We heart it

I recently found the website There's just random photos on there. I love photos like these 1s below.

Yes, I love pink too.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Birthday pics

Sorry that I didn't get to post yesterday. I was getting ready for Tara's b-day party. I love the way the cake came out. I printed a pic off of the computer & brought it to the grocery store bakery & they did an awesome job.

The yard.
I won this shirt about 4 or 5 months ago. It says Tara 3.

Tara, Samantha & Kelly

It was very hot & humid today. Every year it is like 90 degrees out for her b-day, so we brought out the kiddie pool & the sprinkler.

Goodbye hugs. There are 3 of them here, but you can't see Samantha. They're so cute together. Sam said "My Family" right before she hugged them.

Her actual b-day isn't till Wed, the 21st. We're going blueberry picking that day.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Three for Thursday

My Faves right now:
1) Tote bags
2) The color coral
3) Pearl jewelry

I just ordered this pretty today from

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lakeside collection

Yesterday I got the new catalog from Lakeside collection. I love their store. Everytime I get a catalog I want so many things from it. I love these cute martini glasses. Especially Rocker chic & Hot Mama. Now that I have a hutch I have more room for cute margarita, martini & wine glasses.

Check out the website.

Wordless Wednesday~guy with a guitar

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

1st Baseball game

Anthony got some discount baseball tickets for a MA team, the Lowell Spinners through work. A bunch of us went.

Tara won a bunch of things in the game area. An orange heart necklace, a blow-up baseball beachball, some clappy hands, a duck. She actually got a ring on a stick. The 1st 2 times she missed, but the 3rd time she got it on. I think maybe she is going to have my luck.

She had so much fun, stomping her feet, clapping, waving her hands etc.. I on the other hand almost brought a book to read. I didn't find out which team was ours till right before we left.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mommy & Me Monday

This pic was taken the morning of my birthday. We were headed on our vacay without Tara. So I had to get a pic of us before we left. I thought it came out pretty cute.

Check out Krystyn's blog to join in on Mommy & Me Monday.

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Not liking 40 so far

Most of you know that I turned 40 last week. Today I went to the eye doc & she said that I need reading glasses. Already? I have a few friends who wear them already. I've been noticing for a year or more that I am having trouble reading tiny print. Eek. I'm just not ready for all of this yet.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Look what I won

I recently won a great giveaway from Deb @ This very cute Patriots bracelet. I will be wearing it every time they play. Maybe it will bring the team some good luck.

Also all of this awesome Prima stuff. Can't wait to use all of these pretties.

Check out her blog below. She is 1 of my fave scrapbookers. I love her work.