Monday, June 30, 2008

It Starts Today

Tip Junkie turned 1 year old and to celebrate, Laurie (who is apparently a glutton for punishment) has put together 24 giveaways. You must go everyday to enter and you must have the giveaway button on your blog. Good luck - or bad luck, that means better chances for me. He he he (evil laugh).

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Having A Ball

Jim Rome says bowling is not a sport. Anything you get better at the drunker you are, is not a sport. So in the name of good fun, last night we got together with a group of friends for pizza and sober bowling. Good times!

The Hot Wives Club.

True sibling rivalry never dies!

The guys took their game very seriously.

The "L's" (Lisa, Leslie, Laurie & Lisa)

A tribute to my rockin' husband - who bowled a 212!!!

The closest I (or Craig) will ever get to Pamela Anderson.

And of course, we probably did more picture taking for our blogs, than actual bowling.

Really - no alcohol involved. We can actually get this loopy on Diet Coke. How rad are we?!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Craig - Look away NOW!

The past few days, I've had a serious itch for something new. And just my luck - Anthro emailed me a sale this morning. I really love online shopping. From the comfort of my computer, in my pajamas, I picked up these little beauties:

And Craig - since I know you read this even though I told you not to, I want you to know I exercised EXTREME restraint - as I had 5 items in my shopping cart originally. And I'll have dinner ready when you come home. :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Busy Bee

So I suck at blogging, but I have been busy. I've been working on a few projects, most of which are still in the works, but here are a few things I've finished.

I got an oh-so-fab bookmark from my friend's birthday party last year and have absolutely LOVED it. So I decided to spread the love and make one for a friend and one as part of a swap. And since I had plenty of leftover supplies, I made a few extras and threw them in my Etsy store. I figured, what the heck?!

And while I was browsing the bead section at the craft store, I felt inspired to make a necklace - this is what I came up with. I also listed this in my Etsy store, but unless it sells right away, I have a good mind to keep it for myself. It really goes nice with my bird fetish.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Say what?!

AJ has had quite a few "vocab mishaps" lately. I do have them written down on a paper, later to be transfered to her scrapbook (supposedly). But I know I will lose the paper before that happens, so now I am blogging them to make them permanent. I am a ROCKIN' mom!

Dizzy = Busy. As in "Whoa - I'm gettin' busy!"

Yesterday = Lasterday

Balloon = Umbloon

Sunscreen = Some scream

Drain = Dream

Goggles = Gobbles

And my most recent fav:

She brought this in the house the other day.

AJ: Mom, look wht I got!
Me: Wow, that's cool!
AJ: Feel how soft it is.
Me: That is soft. And it's taller than you! Do you know what it's called?
AJ: A wussy pillow.

She also insists on making her own mac n' cheese. Who is this kid?!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Tunesday: Don't Quit Your Day Job

Here is a playlist of actors turned "singers". With the exception of a couple, they are painfully bad.

Falling Down by Scarlett Johansson
Don't You Cry by Steven Seagal
One Good Year by Russel Crowe (his album is actually OK)
Broken by Robert Downy Jr.
Deeper Water by Minnie Driver (I like her voice)
She's Like The Wind by Patrick Swayze
Party All The Time by Eddie Murphy
Cruisin' by Gwyneth Paltrow
Youngblood by Bruce Willis
What If by Kate Winslet (like her voice too)
Angelina by Billy Bob Thornton (ha ha)
Wanted For Love by Scott Baio (He may take the cake. Plus, his album cover is a total knock-off of Thriller. Ha ha!)

Monday, June 16, 2008


Today is my one-year blog anniversary. Time flies. So I thought it was time for a fresh look. I'm going to make-over my blog. It may take a week or so to get everything updated.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


A while back, I got this great tip from Joy's Hope (a fabulous blog). Picnik is a totally free photoshop website, much easier (I think) to use than real photoshop. It's obviously a little more limited, but it's super easy to adjust the colors and such of your photos. And I love being able to add text to photos. So here's a little about me, using the fun from Picnik - thanks Joy, for the inspiration.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy Tunesday: Way Back When

This is what I was listening to on my walkman on the school bus:

The Sign by Ace of Base
I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men
I Swear by All 4 One
Just a Girl by No Doubt
Ironic by Alanis Morissette
You Were Meant For Me by Jewel
Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin
Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio (that's right - you heard me)
I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
Barbie Girl by Aqua
Wannabe by The Spice Girls

What was your favorite song in high school?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Favorite Things Swap


According to Kelly is having a fun Summer swap. Check it out here and join in the fun - I already have. Wahoo!

**UPDATE** I posted this the day AFTER the dealine for sign-ups. Obviously, I am EXTREMELY intelligent. Sorry.

The Other Boleyn Girl

I finally read it and I LOVED it. Even though you know how it's going to end, it was a total page turner. I specifically didn't see the movie because I wanted to read the book first. And the movie comes out next week - YAY! And I'm only #66 on the library wait list. Which means I should be able to check it out by this time next year. (Or I could not be such a ridiculous cheap-o and drop the whole $1 fee at Redbox.) Will I or won't I?...stay tuned.

Friday, June 6, 2008


Apparantly, I've got some 'splaining to do.

A reliable source tells me that some of my blog readers have taken some recent posts the wrong way and assumed I'm pregnant. I posted AJ's comments about her "brother" because I'm NOT pregnant and thought it was funny. As far as all the food cravings, I just have a food problem. Has nothing to do with pregnancy. Me likes my food - that's all. So again, just confirming - I'M NOT PREGNANT! If you'd like, you can confirm it with my good friend Midol. We've been spending some quality time together.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


This is my 100th post - wow! (I think these are totally dull and boring and I'm sure no one will read it, but I'm doing it anyway.) Here are 100 things that make me happy:

1. A.J.'s belly laugh
2. Planting Flowers
3. A date with Craig
4. Making lists and then crossing them off
5. A beautifully wrapped gift

6. The smell of rain
7. Sleeping in fresh sheets
8. Target

9. Driving with the windows down
10. New make-up
11. Waking up early and not feeling tired
12. Grocery shopping
13. Movies that make me cry

14. Fresh berries
15. Singing when I'm alone in the car
16. Reading a great book
17. Snow cones

18. The smell of new tires
19. Playing the piano
20. Anthropologie
21. Capturing a "perfect" picture
22. Fireflies
23. Reading to A.J.
24. Going out to breakfast
25. Eating a hot dog at a baseball game

26. Being sweat-soaked after a hard workout
27. Finding an old favorite CD and realizing you still love it
28. Late nights with girlfriends
29. Clearance sales
30. Fancy aprons
31. Shaving with a new razor

32. Looking through my scrapbooks
33. The smell of A.J.'s hair when she wakes up
34. Trying a new recipe
35. Relief Society
36. A great haircut
37. Hotel rooms where they have the air-conditioner on high when you open your room
38. Barnes and Noble

39. Massages
40. Having the kitchen windows open
41. My favorite jeans
42. A cool breeze when it's hot out
43. Libraries
44. Disneyland

45. Random hugs from A.J.
46. Fresh flower arrangements
47. A clean house
48. The smell of fresh-cut grass mixed with gasoline
49. Live music at restaurants
50. Bubble baths

51. Chapstick
52. Book club
53. LOUD music
54. Finishing a project
55. Eating healthy

56. Packing for a vacation
57. When Craig comes home from work
58. When I finish painting a room
59. Fancy perfume

60. Being able to pay the bills on time
61. Birds chirping in the morning
62. Shopping for Christmas gifts
63. "Alone time" with snacks and good TV
64. Campfires
65. Pajamas
66. Eating outside
67. Laying out at the pool with a good book

68. Holiday-weekend movies
69. Busy days
70. Stationary
71. When the dentist says "No cavities"

72. Organizing the pantry
73. Reminiscing with friends
74. Mani/Pedis
75. Being a stay-at-home mom
76. Fancy bookmarks
77. Talking over dinner
78. Vacuum marks
79. Baking bread
80. Scrapbook stores
81. Pink lemonade

82. Crisp, fall air
83. Beautiful mugs
84. A real tan
85. Porch swings

86. Ice water when you are SO thirsty
87. Fabulous shoes
88. Seeing butterflies
89. Starbucks
90. Buying a new candle
91. Fireworks

92. Watching Craig and A.J. play together
93. Wanting to buy something and making it instead
94. Surprising someone
95. Solving a puzzle

96. Good hair days
97. Yardwork
98. Home Decor
99. Reading a good magazine
100. Finishing this list