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Friday, October 30, 2009

The color GREEN - TAG I'm it!

Tamela over at A Brunette Making It One Day At a Time tagged me. YES ME, of all people! I'm feeling super special!

I read Tamela's blog pretty much everyday! I'm very excited to announce that she has just recently started selling Avon. I was a little hesitant at first, I use to sell Mary Kay, and Mary SCAM is a better word for it. However, the more Tamela posts about the different products and how reasonable they are in price the more I have become interested in Avon. I was not aware of the fact that they sold more than just make up and perfume. Did you know they have jewelry and clothes? Cute clothes, did you see that hat she posted on her blog? If you are interested then you need to visit Tamela's for more information.

NO SHE IS NOT PAYING ME TO PLUG HER BLOG. Take my word for it and just visit her. You won't regret it! I promise!

So anyway, she tagged me GREEN!

What does that mean? I need to find 7 things that are green around my house and share them here with you!

So here they are:

Yummy, Pickles! My favorite food, not to mention they are of course GREEN!

It's almost Halloween so I thought it only appropriate to post my son's Vampire teeth.

This is a real CRYSTAL vase The BF brought home. Isn't it adorable! I love it and it weighs a ton

I finished the last of my bottle Sherry Dry Wine today. I used the last of it up in tonight's dinner. Spinach, onions and mushrooms sauteed. YUM!! Add a little S&P to top it off.

Isn't this froggy so cute? I purchased this at the hospital gift shop when my Dad was in the hospital. My impulse buy, I know. It's supposed to hold a picture frame, however I think he's cute the way he is, without it!

The BF's fish tank. The fake plants are green. I love fake plants as they are all over my house. I like how they are low maintenance, need no water and never die. Unless Chloe pulls out all the fake leaves.

Finally my cute bird, ROMO! Yeah he's green even though he's named after the Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo.

I'm TAGGING EVERYONE! Your color is.................................................................................RED!

Don't forget to change your clocks this weekend. I think you change it Saturday night at 2AM. Don't hold me to it, google it to make sure. LOL

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Kristen over at Coo Coo's Ca Choo, This is a story of a girl is having a


Kristen is throwing this blog party in effort to bring more traffic to every one's blog. Although I'm not one for "fake" traffic or followers, I decided to join this party! I feel like there are so many blogs out there and I seriously could be missing out on some GREAT content!

So Kristen took everyone who joined the party and partnered them up with another blogger. We are to then feature that blogger on our blog. I think this is a "SMOKIN" idea! I was hoping and praying I'd get partnered up with a blog to which I would actually enjoy, AND I DID! I'm the luckiest girl in the world! LOL Does that make me SHALLOW? Oh well if it does, I mean who wants to feature a blog to which they are not even interested in. Certainly not me, I don't fake blog remember.

So I'm very EXCITED to say that I have just been matched with......

Wait for it!

Wait for it!

Wait for it!

Cassie over at My Life with Kids!

This is my first time visiting Cassie's blog! My first reaction, "OMG her blog is PINK! ROCK ON!" I mean, who doesn't like PINK? Not me, I love PINK! You have to respect a nice blog design. I think a great easy to read blog design brings people back to your site over and over again! If you blog design is hard to read it can detour people from re-visiting your blog. Cassie's blog hits the nail on the button. I'll Definitely visit her on a daily!

So who is Cassie? I've asked Cassie to write a brief description of who she is. So I'm now going to hand the keyboard over to Cassie.

Please give a SMELL THE COFFEE LISA round of applause for CASSIE!

"I am a 30 something stay at home mom with two small boys. I like reading and politics although this blog isn't about that at all. I write mostly about the day to day craziness of running after the kids and their activites."

I've asked Cassie to provide me with a link to her favorite post. However, before I get to her favorite post, I wanted to post a link or two, possibly three, you know me. To what I think is my favorite post on her site.

It was so hard to pick, just one. I mean I loved her post about "being that girl" You know the one who dances and sings in her car? Yeah that is Cassie and that is also me! I am so guilty of doing that more often then not. Come on now, you know you are just as guilty as we are!

Then there was her post about "Things kids Say" It appears to be her Thursday MEME. Who doesn't love the crazy things that come out their child's mouth.

I know my son can say some pretty crazy things. Like the time he told me he wanted a Tattoo on his butt and I asked him what it would say and he said, "Gage is cool, bakugan rules!" That my friend is why 9 yr olds are not allowed to get tattoos.

Here's a sample of the things that come out of Cassie's kids mouths. I was laughing so hard I had tears coming out of my eyeballs. I can so relate to her, I might have join in on this fun! You know my relationship with commitment though, so we will see.

6 year old: Mom, why didn't you name me something cool?
Me: What would be a cool name?
6 year old: Lightning Bolt

3 year old: Mom, can I have something to eat? (We were watching the older boy's football game.)
Me: Sure, how about a pretzel?
3 year old: But the pretzels all have white polka dots on them.
Me: Yep, its called salt.

So the post I chose as my favorite, though I think they all rock because I CAN RELATE to them all, was..................

Things Not to do at a Six Year old's Birthday Party!

First off, you are wave BRAVER and COOLER than I am to bring LIVE REPTILES into your home. Seriously I saw that picture of that BIG OLE snake. What were you thinking? Then there was the whole Chocolate Water fountain. Again, WHAT were you thinking? However, CAN I BE YOUR CHILD? I can totally relate to the whole cuts and bruises and the kids running around all over the place. Birthday parties are chaotic and crazy. Next year I'm bribing my son out of having a birthday party. You think he'd rather have $100 than a party? I hope so! I won't spoil the rest of the post, just go read it for yourself!

Now for Cassie's pick of her favorite post!

My favorite post is probably http://cassie-ylifewithkids.blogspot.com/2009/10/insomnia.html.

Although I have been enjoying writing the funny things my kids say on Thursdays like this one http://cassie-mylifewithkids.blogspot.com/2009/10/things-kids-say-thursday.html.

So that's Cassie in a nut shell. You're missing out on great content if you don't go visit her. She's definitely been added to my daily blog roll. I can't wait to read what she posts next!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What's the big deal, It's just a PIPE CLEANER!

I don't know what it is about pipe cleaners, but CHLOE is obsessed with them. They are ALL OVER the house. She keeps pulling them out of The Boy's art easel and when I think I've finally thrown away the last pipe cleaner, one more manages to pop up out of no where. See for yourself.

Don't mind the crappy Blackberry Photos!

I have to admit as annoying as it is finding these all over the house. Even behind the toilets, it's pretty amusing to watch her roll around and actually do flips in the air as she plays with them.

She's also obsessed with the laundry basket. I even found her trapped inside it, because she knocked it off the table and it landed upside down on her. Poor thing looked like she was in jail. I should have snapped a picture.

Of course, yes that's a pipe cleaner she is playing with in the laundry basket.

What the heck is that? Oh it's just another pipe cleaner in the bathroom and in the kitchen.

Chloe's worse than having a 2nd child. It's no wonder why I'm always exhausted.

How cute are these two lounging on the couch? You see that snake? Yup The Boy won that at the carnival for Chloe. Such a sweet boy! She loves sleeping with the snake.

Even The Boy is obsessed with pipe cleaners. Check out these cute pipe cleaner bracelets he made me this weekend. There are even "SPECIAL EDITION" striped bracelets in the bunch! He's craftier than me!

Told you she sleeps with the snake. LOL

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Look out! ASTRO BOY!

(Actual picture from the big screen in the movies)

Sorry everyone, I'm skipping the Tuesday Football tracker this week. I've had so much going on this weekend that I didn't even watch any football. If so much going on means, sleeping away the entire 2nd half of my Saturday, than yeah It's been crazy busy for me. I needed to catch up on my sleep so that when I started my new job I'd be on POINT!

So instead of spending my Sunday crafting as per usual and watching football, I decided to take The Boy and my Nephew PAPA to the movies. I did happen to bust out SIX halloween trick or treat bags in under ONE hour before we left though. YAY ME! I had planned on us seeing It's Raining Meatballs, however we had a slight change of plans and ended up seeing Astro Boy instead.

Movie theaters are crazy! I mean seriously, I'm not sure I'll be seeing another movie for a long time. $46 is what I spent for 2 kids and myself to attend the movie. The tickets, matinee, were $21 dollars and the food was $25. Seriously $25 for 2 hot dogs, a bag of popcorn and 3 sodas. $6 for a small bag of popcorn. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? It's insane how expensive the snack bar at the movie theater is.

All in all, it was totally worth it, especially since my sister gave me $20. The movie started out kinda rough. Not the actual movie, but our adventure in getting to the movies. We arrived right on time so it was super dark in the theater when we walked in and the previews were all ready playing. I was NOT AT ALL surprised we were the only ones in the theater. After the $46 price tag, I totally understood why.

So anyway Poor Papa spilled his orange soda all over his shoes as we were walking up the stairs to our seat. The Boy, actually had a sweet boy moment, and gave his drink to Papa. Thanks for sharing. The boy wanted to sit at the very top of the theater, so we did. It was so cute because Papa said, "Wow I've never sat up here before."

All in all it was an alright movie. I can't deny a tear might have been shed towards the end. I had to say it was alright because it was VERY VIOLENT. For a moment I thought I was watching a war film with all the explosions, gun fire and robots being destroyed. I wouldn't really consider this an appropriate movie for small children because of the violence.

So here are some pictures of our movie adventure. No persons were bothered by the flash of the camera. Like I said we were the only ones in the theater.

BTW I'm HATING my BLACKBERRY. It sucks for taking pictures and than even more so pulling them off onto my computer. I CAN'T WAIT TILL MY "MY TOUCH" ARRIVES THIS WEEK!

Seriously Auntie, I'm trying to watch the movie! It's just a hot dog!
I love me some popcorn!

Astro Boy, kicking some Robot BUTT!!

You've got to end the MOVIE adventure with a treat from the quarter machine. The Boy got a GIANT jawbreaker for $1. Yeah hello remember when these use to be a QUARTER. Papa got himself some $.50 M&M'S and I got some Lotsa Sours.

What was the last movie you saw?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Spooktacular Meme

I stole this off Stir-Fry's blog, who originally picked it up from Sunday Stealing, who stole this blog from someone else. Two degrees of separation is all you get on this one. I'm a busy bee, you know!

So lets get right down to the knitty Gritty, shall we!

1. What is your favorite written work of horror fiction?

The scream series, because all three movies blended well together and kept me wondering who the killer was. I love how it tied in all the old school scary movies and how they all followed similar rules!

2. What is your favorite work of science fiction/fantasy?

The Blob. Does that count as fantasy?

3. Who is your favorite monster?

Sulley from Monsters, Inc.

4. What is your favorite Horror movie?

Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Only because it's closely based off of a true story, which totally makes it FREAKY!

5. What horror movie gives you the most chills?

Halloween. I love horror movies, however this is one I can't even watch or hear the freaky music. It get the heebie jeebies just hearing it.

6. What character from any horror film would you most like to play?

The Virgin. They always live. The ones who have sex or do drugs always die. The rules of horror movies, hey I didn't make them.

7. Freddy or Jason?

Freddy of course. Jason's mother on the other hand, could totally beat down Freddy! BTW, I thought Freddy Vs Jason movie, totally sucked!

8. What is your favorite Halloween treat?

Lollipops. I love Lollipops.

9. Ghosts or goblins?

Ghosts! There is just something weird about goblins that freaks me out.

10. Friendly-faced jack-o'-lantern or scary one?

Scary. Um hello, isn't that what Halloween is all about? No, well I think it is. LOL

11. What is your scariest encounter with the paranormal?

When I sit on my couch I can see upstairs and I see what looks like people pacing sometimes. Sometimes are alarm beeps, and no one has opened any doors to make it beep.

12. Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not?

Yes! Energy is an unknown powerful thing!

13. Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho?

Psycho. They at least get a sequel!

14. Favorite Halloween costume?

The Gorilla costume.

15. Best thing about Halloween?

You can become anyone or anything you want and it's acceptable. No one judges you!

16. Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)?

My son. I mean what kid doesn't like free candy.

17. Are you superstitious?

Not at all

18. Share an unusual Halloween story.

Not sure if this is unusual but I once had over 150 trick treater's come to my house one year.

19. What did you do for Halloween as a kid?

Trick or Treated in groups.

20. What's the best Halloween party that you've attended?

None. Damn I'm lame and or I have no friends. LOL

Feel free to steal this meme! Thanks to everyone and their well wishes for my post on Friday. I'm totally nervous about tomorrow, however I think I'll be okay!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bitter Sweet

Today is my last day at my current company. I've been their Senior Accountant and Office Manger for over 2 years now and with the changes that are going on within the company, I felt it was in my best interest to move on.

Now that I'm an adult and with having a mortgage and all, I really need to work in a more stable industry.

Working for Venture Backed Technology start-up companies are just too risky.

Monday, I start a new Adventure. I'm moving on up in the world. I'm going to become the Accounting Manager of a Stable Company and hope to one day soon, become their Controller. It's been a while since I've had such a financially low risk job. I'm hoping it will be refreshing.

Although, I'm excited to start my new adventure, I really will miss my old job.

With this new adventure, I won't be able to be as active as I currently am with my blog. Once I settle in and gain my footing I imagine I'll be back here as active as ever!

So please be patient with me as it might take a day or two to get through all my emails and visit every one's blogs. I imagine, I'll be commenting at night instead of in the morning and throughout the day.

Wish me luck that I end up liking this job. I don't want to regret leaving my old one!

On a lighter more fun note. IT'S FRIDAY!! WHOOTY WHOOTY. I'll leave you with this great song. It's one om fav songs.

I mean who doesn't like Chicken Fried, Cold beer on a Friday night, a pair of jeans that fit just right and the radio up!

So have a drink with me and raise your glasses for a toast!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


OMG! I was totally thinking about these the other day and how I wished they still made them. These were the best, back in the day when I was a kid.

So you can imagine how excited I was when I saw them in Target! YES, so excited that I had to buy ALL 3! Luckily they were only $1.99 per box!

Do you remember these? YUM!!

What are you missing from your childhood, that you wish they would bring back?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spooktacular Pumpkins and Cakes!

This year I decided that I wanted to felt our pumpkins as opposed to carving them. I'm so over the little safety knives that always break and the mess that is carving pumpkins. Then I remembered that if we don't carve our pumpkins then we won't have any pumpkin seeds.

Hey LISA, Why can't you do both?

What a great idea! You are so SMART! So this weekend The Boy and I felted our pumpkins. The BF is going to spray paint his pumpkin once he draws up a "killer" stencil. We will see, if that happens. I think the pumpkins turned out pretty well. It was more time consuming then I was expecting it to be, however I think it was worth it.

Since Halloween is on a Saturday this year, we will carve and bake our pumpkin seeds on Halloween!

Materials needed to FELT your PUMPKINS.

$.37 felt squares (purchased at Walmart) I forgot to buy Yellow for the windows. Oh well.
Hot Glue Gun
Pencil and Paper

Draw out a stencil of what you would like your pumpkin design to become. Then place the stencil on the felt and cut. Hot glue the felt together if needed and then just hot glue the entire project to the pumpkin. Since we are carving our pumpkins on Halloween, I only glued the corners of the project to the pumpkin. This will make it easier to remove and hopefully we will be able to re-use the felt designs again next year.

The Boy's GREEN BLOB pumpkin. I think it turned out perfect! Reminds me of something out of Monsters, Inc.

My Spooky Ghost house. I really wish I had yellow felt to do the windows instead of white. I really wanted to have ghosts coming out of the windows. OH well, maybe next year!


I cheated in making these cupcakes. Hey it's been a long weekend and I can cheat whenever I want to cheat. Don't judge me. I cheated by using STORE BOUGHT ICING, instead of making my own. I'm disappointed in myself but I just didn't want to deal with the mess and time of making my own frosting.

I printed out these wonderful Halloween Cupcake Toppers. I found them on Two Hearts Together's blog. I then used my neighbors circle punch to punch them out. I taped the cutouts to toothpicks so I could stick them in the cupcakes.

The Boy helped me to decorate the cupcakes. I frosted while he put on all the sprinkles.

I packed them up in two separate tins. I'm taking some to work for my co-workers and so is the BF!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What's your key chain say about you?

This is my 2nd post today, scroll down for the Tuesday Football Tracker!

So as per usual I was responding to my hundreds of emails this morning and happened to come across Evonne's blog during Post-it note Tuesday. All You Need is Love . This is what she had posted as one of her post-it notes!

The first thing I thought was, OMG, that is so me! I totally need that as my key chain.


I use to have 2 key chains on my keys, but one somehow fell off. Yes I was very upset when I noticed that I had lost my key chain. Since it's been gone, I've had this feeling of emptiness in the pit of my stomach. I guess after 10 years of having the same key chains you grow an emotional attachment to them.

The current key chain I have says:

"I do what the voices inside my head tell me to"

The one that fell off said:

"I smile because I have no idea what is going on"

Both key chains suit me to a capital "T," and now I totally am on the hunt to find me a key chain that says:

"My mind wanders and sometimes it leaves completely!"

Is it sad that I feel that those 3 key chains best describes me? Oh well I don't give a rats booty, cause that's just me and you either like me or you don't! So what huh?

What's your key chain say about you?

Tuesday Football Tracker - Week SIX

It was a slow football weekend in our household. I think I was just too tired from our long busy weekend to really even care. That and there were a lot of BYE games. The Cowboys being one of them.

I'm not even going to talk about the Seahawks and how bad they played against the Cardinals. When your quarterback doesn't even touch the field in the first quarter, you know there's a problem.

Did you see the Minnesota / Baltimore game? GO FAVRE. They got lucky in the last seconds of the game when Baltimore missed that field goal! I believe Minnesota and Brett are undefeated!

It was snowing during the Tennessee and New England game. I thought that was so cool! It doesn't snow where I live.

SO DID YOU VOTE? We had more votes this week, then we had last week. Thanks to all who voted. It appears that the "WHO CARES THEY BOTH SUCK" received the tied with the Bronco's to win, 11 total. Are you all trying to tell me you don't like my Tuesday Football posts?

And the winner was............................

My choice again!! The BRONCOS!! Sorry Charger fans! I'm on a roll, with my guessing!

So who is going to win WEEK SEVEN?

Philadelphia VS Washington. Playing in Washington

I'm going with THE EAGLES! I don't know why, just am. LOL


This is a test of the BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. I couldn't find a good commercial to post. LAME!! So sorry maybe next week, when I'm not dead tired and lazy!

So how did your team do? How's your fantasy league going?

For those of you who don't watch football, how was your weekend?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Please ease the pains of blogging

I stole this word for word from Hormones, Headaches and Hotflashes. I totally agree with her and don't understand why it took me so long to fix these blogger annoyances.


You will save thousands of us bloggers, many, many, many hours of blogging time! Not to mention thousands in therapy bills!

Now for a word from Lee the hotflash queen.

**Disclosure. I am citing my own opinions and no other irritated bloggers encouraged or gave me sexual or monetary favors for the writing of this post. I am not responsible for any offended egos in the writing of this post.**


How I hate seeing this!! First of all, I can't tell you how many times I have responded to comments from my email, because truly, some of the comments make me laugh so hard I snort, and then hit send only to realize that my email will be floating in never never land for eternity.

Where do these emails go?? Seriously. Where do they go??

I am not the type of gal who is going to respond to a comment in the post. I'm just not. I like to streamline. I like to hit reply on my email and then respond and hit send. Instead, I go to the respective blog to comment...which I do anyway...and then comment on the post they have written, thus not giving me an opportunity to respond to the numerous fabulous and hysterical comments I receive.

PEOPLE THIS MUST STOP! I am sure the blogger fairies are tired of trying to catch all my emails that are sent out there with no home!! So, I am going to teach you all how to change this, and I am going to do it in a way that there will be no more excuses!!

1. Go to your Dashboard on Blogger dot com.

2. Hit your edit profile, right next to your picture, avatar or whatever else you have showing.

3. Scroll down to the line that says : Show my email address and CHECK THE BOX.

4. Hit save.

Now, for those of you who do not want a regular email address to show, go to Gmail, Yahoo or any other number of places and get a FREE, yes FREE, email account and set it up.

I would so like to respond to the funniness that is sent my way.


I have attempted to tute you all on how to change this, and apparently, although many of you said you would change it, some of you didn't listen the first time. I have enough issues spelling "verification", much less typing in those dang words after I leave a comment.

I have thought of boycotting those that refuse to change the word verification and have it turned off, but I love all of you too much and the guilt that my mother instilled in me at such a young tender age would eat me alive and I would no longer be able to function and blog, and that would not do, now would it??


1. Go to your Dashboard at blogger dot com.

2. Click on Settings, which is under the name of your blog.

3. Click on Comments, which is on the top of the page.

4. Scroll down until you see this: Show word verification for comments?

5. Click the box that says NO.

6. Click Save settings at the bottom of the page. Please do not leave this page until you have saved settings.

Now, just an FYI...you do NOT get more spam if you do not have word verification. Word verification is a torture device that some moron thought up to annoy and irritate all bloggers.

Thank you all for your immediate attention to both the above matters. And if this pisses you off, please note my disclaimer on top. For those of you that want to thank me, ass kissing works nicely.

Vampire on the loose!

It was another busy weekend in our household. We visited the pumpkin patch, felted our pumpkins, made yummy Spooktacular Cupcakes and watched the scary movie, Drag Me to Hell.

We visited the Smith Family Farm and for $9 you got to do the following:

1) Visit the Petting zoo. Only there were signs up that said, please do not pet the animals, they bite. HMMMMMM
2) Visit and learn about the Indians
3) Barnyard Ho Down (You sit in a barn and sing songs, we skipped this one. It was way to hot and muggy to be in a small crowded barn.)
4) Corn Maze (We skipped this one, It was way too muddy.) We did do the kiddy hay maze though.
5) Hay Ride out to the pumpkin patch
6) Pick a pumpkin of your choosing. It can be any size, but you have to carry it yourself

Our first stop after taking a picture at the entrance, was the so called petting zoo.

I wanna ride the pony!

There was a Vampire on the loose. He was first spotted running on top of the Hay Barrels used to make the kiddy hay maze.

He tried to scare me, but he was just to cute. So during the Hay ride out to the pumpkin patch I asked him to take a picture with me.

He Happily obliged.

There were rows upon rows, upon rows and rows of Pumpkins. We even saw some of these beauties!

Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted the Vampire. Looks like he found himself a big one!

It was a really great fun day at the Pumpkin Patch. The Vampire decided he wanted to go home with us, so The BF and I figured, sure, why not!