Saturday, October 29, 2011

The sickies and our version of the 'pumpkin patch'

I've been fighting a cold for almost 2 weeks and now that I'm feeling better, the lil man is starting it.

Major Bummer...

I feel so hopeless and frustrated that I can't do more for him.
I'd stay sick for another 2 weeks if I could take it away.

Atleast we got some pumpkin time in before we were down for the count!


All my son wanted this Halloween was a pumpkin.
He doesnt want to dress up, he doesnt want to go trick or treating for candy, he just wanted a pumpkin.

He doesnt want to carve it though, just to have it.



Poor kid, this is the closest to a pumpkin patch were gonna get, a display at the grocery store!

He is as happy as can be!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

WTF Wednesday... LINKY PARTY

So last week I told you guys about my idea for a new linky party.
I am amazed at the cost of living especially when I hear of great deals and steals other people find.

I decided to start a new party called WTF Wednesdays.
The party will be every other week, please help keep me on schedule guys.

I want to see anything that you find for an outrageous price or even fab steals.

So last week I showed you a peek of a fab steal {here}
Now to show you the complete opposite...

Drum Roll please....

This week's special deal is SALE on Milk.


One gallon $6.49, but dont be fooled, if I peeked under the sale tag and what is regular price?

Drum roll again...



Ok, so, is it just me or is $9.49 a bit much for a gallon of milk?
Any comments? Thoughts?

And I just had to throw in the price of a half a gallon of milk as well.


So what did you guys find this week?
Link up below!




Tuesday, October 25, 2011

mama got a new do... oh and i was featured!




 
Yay! Cool beans! Marcie over at Don't Waste Your Homemaking featured my Alpha Block project.
 

It was such a simple project, and it was free and educational.
Go check out all the other great projects too.

So, its been WAY over a year since I got my last hair cut and color.
Picture one year of root growth.
It was bad.
Black roots, blonde tips... not a pretty picture.

Yes, I took the cheezy car photo. I was on my way to my hair appointment and just had to get a quick shot of the before.

Just look how long it has gotten, no wonder I live in a pony tail.

And here it is... well 2 days later.
I just love the look and feel right after you leave the salon.
But I got caught in the rain about 2 mins after!!! UGGHHH!!


So, actually its a bit flat.
I'm loving thats its so much shorter and easier and faster to get ready in the mornings.
Plus if I have to, I can still put it in a sassy little pony tail.

I'll give you guys the real look as soon as I get a good pix.

***DONT FORGET***

Tomorrow is the very first WTF Wednesday!
Get your Deal or Rip Off ready to post tomorrow!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Breakfast time! Egg in a hole


The weekends are the only days that I have time to have breakfast with my boys.
Monday through Friday I start work at 7:15 so I grab something to eat at my desk and the lil man eats at day care.
Breakfast is my FAVORITE meal to have any time of the day, as you may have guessed from previous posts like {THIS} one.

This past Saturday, I decided to try the Egg in a Hole.
Why I had not thought of doing this sooner is beyond me.


It is super easy, just like the name it's an Egg inside a Hole.
Simple as that.
I used the bottom of a small bowl to cut a hole in a pice of bread.
Melted some butter in a pan and cracked and egg in the hole.
Thats it, when it was nice and toasty on one side I flipped it over, making sure not to cook it too long so the yolk wasnt over done.


And here goes the taste test.... the results are in and....


He loved it!


So I made one for myself, and I enjoyed it too.

How was your weekend?


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Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Bday Flashback



Friday Photo Flashback

I havent participated in Friday Photo Flashback in quite some time, but I got this picture from my friend and I just had to share it.

In honor of my friend Pua's bday which was yesterday, I share this photo which was taken at her birthday party 20 years ago.


Did you hear me say that?

This was taken 20 years ago!

Never have I ever imagined that I would say that!

How did I get old enough to say this pix was taken 20 years ago? I swear that pix was JUST taken of us!

We often talk about having a weekend do over in this exact spot, except this time we'd have our kids with us. How fun would that be?
I promise after sharing this photo if we do this again, I'll have another one to share.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

WTF.... Linky Party?

Ok, I am still a family friendly blog, I promise.

Here's the deal,
I find myself shaking my head and saying this over and over again in my head when I look at the price of things nowadays.

Ok, Im not old enough to sit here and tell you all about back in the day milk used to cost only 5  cents and the milk man would bring it to your door.

I am old enough to remember when I could get a candy necklace for only 5 cents and they still had penny candy at the little grocery store on the way home from school.

I know the cost of living here is high, but sometimes I just dont know how we survive!
So I wanted to start a new meme just for that.

You can say WTF if something is rediculously priced or WTF when you scored or found an amazing deal that blows your mind.

What do you guys think?
Would you participate?

I would start the party next Wednesday, but just to get you started, here's one for 'yall.
This one made my eyes bulge out of my head.


(I stole this pix from a friend of mine who lives in AZ)

Next week, when I start the party, I'll show you what milk costs in our grocery stores here.

So come on guys, find what items makes you go "WTF?!"

Come back next Wednesday and join in on
WTF?! Wednesdays!

Hope to have lots of fun on this one.




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Alpha Blocks

I've been spending some time cleaning out my 'junk' and trying to simplify.
I admit I'm a bit of a hoarder, not toally just a little bit.

I found this fun picture frame I got YEARS ago.



It's fun and cool and the blocks spin and you have 12 photo openings all together.
These pictures are probably about 12 or more years old.
I took it apart and took all the photos out.


Then I cut of different colored paper to use as a background.
Then I took out my cricut and cut out the alphabet.


I glued the letters onto the different colored blocks.

Then I put them all back together again.
Now, we have something more than just flashcards to practice our alphabets with!



My lil man actually loved it and had so much fun.


I know it only holds the first 12 letters, but its a start and he's only 2.

I love this project not only cause my son really enjoys it, its educational and it was completely free using everything I already had!

I'll be linking to the parties at the bottom of my page.
Go check them out!



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hooo are you? 58





NightOwlCrafting
 
Its been a while... but I'm joining Hoo are you again today.
Click on the link above for more info or to join in.
 

Here are this week's questions! 
1. Do you sleep with the window open or the fan on no matter
what the weather is like?
the window is ALWAY open, unless its raining so hard that its coming in.
the fan goes on mostly during the summer. its super hot where we are and we have no ac
2. What is your favorite comfort food?
hmmm thats a hard one, i would love to say my gma's fried chix but I havent had it since she passed. I would say.... tea and rice with furikake.


source
 
3. Do you ever go to a chiropractor?
 
I have never gone to a chiropractor. I have been to a physical therapist with a massage license but if I have any ailments I go to my Sifu (martial arts teacher) he was trained with the ancient art of Chinese massage.
Boy is it painful, but let me tell ya, it works!
 
4.What is your most memorable Halloween costume growing up?
 
Hahaha! I love Halloween love love it! When I was growing up I wasnt allowed to participate. In Elementary school, they would have a dress up day and a costume parade in the courtyard with all the students Kindergarden to 6th grade. EVERY year my mom dressed me as an angel, this one particular year, she dressed me as Lydia in the bible and everyone thought I was a homeless bag lady. Needless to day, once again, I was an angel every year after that again... untill high school that is.
 
5.Do you prefer the sunrise or the sunset?
 
Ohhhh SOOOO NOT a morning person.
I love sunset. I am so lucky to live where I do, the sunsets are gorgeous right out my back window.
 
(sorry I was trying to find a pix but I dont have one!)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

FABRIC DEALS! ~ Ends today!

I am working on some baby shower gifts for my friend and of course I always head over to Fabric.com... Wholesale to the public!


They have gorgeous fabric and really great prices.
So these are the ones I'm getting for her.


Love them and it's SO her.


I love them so much infact that I'm getting these two for me, I'm really needing an apron.




Can you imagine how pretty an apron in this fabric would be hanging in the kitchen?

Fabric.com ALWAYS has free shipping with purchases of $35.00 or more, but today until midnight they have $10 of a $50 purchase. Score!

Head on over now!



Free Shipping on orders $35+

Priceless Artwork

Every child makes his mother a Picaso to hang on the fridge.
I love them, but I dont want to just hang them on the fridge.


I found an old picture frame that I already had.


Those cuties are our neice and nephews. Love them, but it was time to update the frame. The littlest boy is now in the first grade.


I just cut the lil man's work to fit in the frame and...


Tada!
Instant Picaso!
(LOL)

Looks so much better in a frame, and its so easy to change out!
Plus its free and personal artwork!

I'm linking to the parties at the bottom on my page!
and...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thank you my peeps I heart you!

I really wanna say thanks for sticking around during my hiatus.
Are you still out there??

Last week was a rather rough week.
Between recouperating from the Hoe Down for Hope and my hubby from helping the boys train and cornering we were a woman down in the office during a VERY busy week.

I got a chance to be lazy and do almost nothing and just spend time with my little man.

Monday I got to spend the morning with my son before going to work a half day and it made me sad. He's growing up so fast and I so wish I could be a SAHM.

Now, I'm just trying to get back into the swing of our routine.

Thanks for being patient and I'll be posting again I promise!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Craigslist find

I found this lil guy on craigslist for $5.00


I still have no idea what I'm gonna do with him or where I'm gonna use him.
For $5 I couldnt pass it up.

I thought about using it in the livingroom but it doesnt match the style.
I'm also planning a room redo for my son and I thought I could use it there.

One day, one day... of course I'll keep you guys posted.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Back from a Break

Hey everyone, I took some time off as I volunteer each year with the American Cancer Society's Hoe Down for Hope fundraising gala.

It was a stressful night, but everyone had a great time!
We had local celebrities and all!

Here's a quick video enjoy and I'll be back tomorrow!

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