Friday, March 24, 2017

Too Much Going On

I really need to cut down on things. I have too much going on & feel like I take on too much & spend too much $. Doing swaps, mailing packages, monthly boxes etc..

The boxes I've tried so far are Budhibox, Fabfitfun & Lipmonthly. Budhibox is like a yoga box. I got it once & then canceled. Fabfitfun, I will be getting my 4th box (seasonal) next week & then I am canceling. $50 per season is just way too much when I am a stay at home Mom. I just got the Lipmonthly box a few days ago. It has 5 products, kind of thought that it would be 5 lip products, but it was a bag, 3 lip products & then a face mask. I will also be canceling that 1. I most likely will do a blog post on it.

1 of the groups that I am in on FB, they do giveaways on Fridays. If you win something you have to pick a secret sister to send something to. I won 2 giveaways last Friday, so I have to send packages to 2 people. I have no idea what to get for them. I'm hoping to find stuff & get them mailed out on Tuesday. But I think I will only enter if there is something that I really like & maybe I can have a few things put aside in case I do win & then send them off to people.

 So that is the plan. Get my life organized. Get stuff that I get from swaps like craft stuff organized before I start swapping & have stuff ready if I enter the giveaway. Find a subscription box that I love & can afford. I will try some new reasonable priced boxes & see if I like them.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Stuff & Things

~I've been getting new pen pals lately & trying to keep up with swaps etc... I've gotten a lot of Happy mail & I love it. My pen pal from MA is in CA right now & sent me this post card. I miss CA. I haven't been there since 1996 maybe, not even sure.

~I've also won a few things. This package came today. The bracelet is big for both Tara & I.

Waiting for another package of stuff that I won & some other happy mail.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nail Files. Week #294

Last week I changed my nails twice. 1st I had on an OPI mini (the red), no name because it is a mini, but I think it's from the Coca-cola collection., the gray is Sally Hansen miracle gel~Rock on & Sinful Colors Kylie~North Star.

I did green nails for St. Patrick's Day. I had on Sinful colors~Mint Apple & Sinful Colors limited edition~That's Elfed Up.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mommy & Me Monday

Yesterday before the Daddy/Daughter dance we went to our friend's house, so the girls could get ready together & take some pics. I got Anthony to take 1 of Tara & I. She looked so pretty.

Linking up with Krystyn from Really Are You Serious?

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Busy Day

Today was a busy day. We went to a consignment sale for kids clothes. We spent $56, so we got a lot of stuff. Mostly Summer stuff. Then we went to vote for town stuff. Then we went to Anthony's friends Parents 50th anniversary party. I ate way too much. My parents 50th anni is Oct 13, so I'm not sure what we are going to do. My Dad is also turning 80 in July. I'd like to have some type of party. We have awhile to figure it out.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stuff & Things

--Lately- I've been feeling a little weird going into stores like Forever 21. So I run in real quick & look around & then leave. Maybe I should start shopping online?
--Winter Blues-I've had the Winter blues the past week or 2. It's been in the 20's the past few days. We are so close to Spring, but yet so far. We might get another storm this weekend. Tara & Anthony have their Daddy/Daughter dance on Sunday & it's only going to be 38 degrees out.
--Losing it-I'm always losing things. I lost my postage stamps. I've been looking all over for them. I might need to go buy some new 1s.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hey, It's Okay

Hey, It's Okay...

...To hate snow & not want to build a snowman, shovel, make snow angels, have a snow ball fight etc... We had a blizzard today.

...To be looking forward to The Fergie twins new show on Freeform. It starts next Monday.

... To have bought 4 new nail polishes in the past 3 days. #nailpolishaddict.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

How are you Brave?

There are so many ways to be brave. We all have so many things going on in our life. Struggles with being a Mom or a wife. Balancing things. To add to that having fibro & chronic fatigue. I have to be brave every day when my whole body is aching & I get a lot of headaches. But you have to push on & make lunches, cook dinner, go food shopping & then sometimes just stay in bed. I take 2 naps most days. But I feel that I am brave because I keep going, pushing forward. Waiting for the next challenge that I have to take on. How are you brave?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 293

This polish is Orly~Royal Navy. I got this nail polish last weekend. In the bottle it looks like it has a shimmer, but when you put it on & it dries you really can't see the shimmer. I was hoping it would stay like that. I have lots of blues this shade, so I probably wouldn't have gotten it.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Stuff & Things

* We got our new cat last Saturday. Our old cat isn't happy at all. She keeps growling. Bianca, the new cat is staying in our bedroom & bathroom. The door in the middle opens to the bathroom. I'm looking forward to letting her out, but we are trying to take is slow.

* I won a wine glass from the animal shelter that we got our new cat, Bianca at. They were doing 8 days of giveaways & I won on day 7. I haven't won anything in a long while.

*I'm impatiently waiting for my 1st Lip Monthly box & the Fabfitfun Spring box. At least I know I'll be getting some happy things in the mail.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tasty Tuesday-Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie

Impossibly Easy Vegetable pie

Photo & recipe from Betty

20 min prep
1 hr 5 min total time
6 servings


2 cups chopped broccoli or sliced fresh cauliflowerets
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)'
1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs


1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate.
Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling in medium saucepan. Add broccoli; cover and heat to boiling. Cook about 5 minutes or until almost tender; drain thoroughly. Stir together cooked broccoli, onion, bell pepper and cheese in pie plate.
2. Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.
3. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mommy & Me Monday

So school vaction week is over. She went back to school today. I have so much to catch up on. Lots of cleaning. She made lots of slime & it's all over the house.
Linking up with Krystyn from "Really Are you Serious?"

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Our New Cat, Bianca

So we were looking into getting a guinea pig or 2, we think they are so adorable, but they need hay & I'm allergic to grass/hay. So we decided to not get them. Anthony said if you really want another pet why don't we just get another cat. So that's what we decided. We went to Salem Animal rescue league in Salem, NH & we picked out a cat named Crumpet. She is 1 years old & seems really sweet. She came up from SC. They have a bunch of high kill shelters there & in other places in the south, GA & TN. It makes me so sad that they are like that & this actually happens in our country. People from NH & MA go down there & get as many animals as they can & bring them back here. I'm so glad that they do that. I think it would be really cool to go with them & rescue the animals. It's a long trip for the pets. They said that Crumpet was in a truck for 16 hours. So about her name, we didn't totally love it & Anthony was whining because he never gets to name anything (lol), so we let him pick an Italian name & we chose Bianca. It means white in Italian. We might keep Crumpet as her middle name, but they said that they just named her that before they sent her up here, so it hasn't always been her name.

This was in the shelter when we 1st met her, so I thought that was pretty special that she was sniffing/kissing Tara.

This was this morning when we were adopting her. She was laying on some papers on the desk.

She hasn't met Kizmet yet, we have to introduce them slowly, so it might be a few days. We have Bianca in our bedroom & there's a door that goes to the bathroom where we are keeping her cat box.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 292

This polish this week is really light. It's a pale sparkly pink. It is an OPI Hello Kitty~Charmmy & sugar.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March Goals

It's a new month & I made it through all of the months I hate, September-February. So hopefully my mood will feel better & I can get more done.

* To get out & walk or do the eliptical.
* Buy some plants & flowers for the house.
* Have my hair trimmed. It's been 5 months since I've had it trimmed & it needs it.
* Get together with some crafty friends & be creative.
* Maybe have a date night?