Monday, December 31, 2012
In true Monday Listicle style Stasha and her hoards of followers have come up with a couple of topics for this week. Evidently its a multiple choice day and frankly those give me the sweats. I always get confused and second, third and c guess myself. So I just closed my eyes and pointed.
Friday, December 28, 2012
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
We are rapidly propelling towards the end of 2012 much like when I attempted to cross the vast expanse of ice this week to reach the mailbox. I'm hoping to not enter 2013 with a "gherrrrahhhnoooosonofafuckingbiscuitmaker" splatthunk...crack..."whoosh" (the crack was my ass and the whoosh was the air leaving my lungs as I slammed into the ground. It's still hard in case anyone was wondering.)
Still seems way to futuristic to be writing 2013. Afterall, I am only 21 and I still look 15.
Also, I don't do resolutions unless its just to fulfill my need to make a list about something, crumple said list and bean someone in the head with it. Kudos to all you resolutions makers. I shall bake you some gluten free, sugar free, calorie free, die free, vegan, organic, flour-less cookies to celebrate your pending achievements.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
This post brought to you by No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine.
No nonsense tights and leggings are filling my stocking this year. Never mind the fact that I am filling my own stocking (one of the down sides to being on the naughty list), I am still excited. As a boot lover, tights and leggings are a girl's best friend. Dress them up or dress them down, versitile enough to move you from the work day into happy hour or the weekend!
Fashion AND comfort are high on my list. Anything that looks presentable, even fashionable, and allows me to feel as though I still have my pajamas on is a TOTAL WIN! Often I've found a good deal on a pair of leggings only to discover once on, that the material is super thin showing everything and then some to the world. The No nonsense leggings are a soft, thick material providing ample coverage so you're not branded the "peep show" girl at work.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
I get it.
Really. I do.
AND I have the solution!!!!
Almost from the inception of Batcrap Crazy I have visited, stalked, laughed til I peed and prayed for the mastermind from the blog Midgetmanofsteel to leave a comment on my posts.
So back to the helping you! Things Go Wrong For Me was launched just this week and already has rave reviews from Jenny Lawson who you may know as "The Bloggess" and the uber funny Jenny McCarthy! All the cool kids are reading and so should you! (hell, just gift it to yourself. You had to buy your own presents this year...add this to it!).
You can find a stellar interview of the author and all time funny guy Rodney Lacroix over at Carrie's Rambles, or just take MY word for it (in my best Reading Rainbow voice) and grab yourself a copy.
You'll find them at:
Amazon Kindle Version (currently $2.99)
Barnes & Noble
You can thank me later. I accept all forms of cash, vodka, coffee, Doritos, chocolate or Xanax
Friday, December 21, 2012
One you know that readers will share with friends and fellow readers simply because it is so damn awesome?
..And within half a bottle of bleach (because that's all that remained...le*sob)...
Like a fart
Yeah....that happened to me. While tackling the third bathroom with a tooth brush and bleach, a smashingly gigady gigady AHHHHHHHHsome post wrote itself in my head. The bleach suddenly ran out and the post was gone.
Faster than a sneeze and subsequent bath in kid snot...
So, other than this:
Thursday, December 20, 2012
So we're headin to the chapel. If you missed the whole "world's best proposal ever" you can read about it HERE. Its good. You'll love it. I promise.
So first comes love...
Then comes planning the marriage...err..rather the wedding. I'm not so sure a person can actually plan a marriage. Either way, this event we are wanting super SUPER laid back. We chose a small resort nestled in the Ozark mountains. They have an amazing mill/barn and that was our first get away destination together. Its just...beautiful...and laid back. However its in a town of like 8.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Can I take it shopping?
Is it organic?
Does it have a color?
Will it reflect my age?
Will the children attempt to steal it?
Can I wear it?
Will it stimulate my nipples?
Sunday, December 16, 2012
We often think of sending flowers at birthdays, Mother's Day, anniversaries or in sympathy for a death or illness. Have you considered sending flowers for Christmas? Just about everyone loves to open the front door to a beautiful floral arrangement!
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Some weeks are like that. Some months and even years are like that. Doritos, adult beverages and 5 o'clock can not come fast enough. It is once again confession time. Christmas is getting ever closer and the taunting in our house has begun. Everyone knows what I am getting from Irishman and it is SO NOT FAIR!
Confess it! Tell all, bare all...get naked. JUST DO IT! and then link up over with High Heeled Love.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I know that seems somewhat shocking given how outgoing I am and my reputation for being such a people person. My take on it is that until now, no one has been bold or confident enough to bring me along to one. Thankfully Irishman fits that bill. Also, I hear the government throws very "spirited" events. I'm pretty excited about this. I even considered arriving in costume. He hasn't said anything about it being a costume party but being introduced as his future wife, I think I should make a statement. Sound theory, no?
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ever since arrived, I have had it playing 24/7. Admittedly I will listen to Christmas music year around. I just love it that much. We are a music oriented family and everyone has their own tastes, however this one is a hit with everyone down to Lil Duck!
She loves the violin she says. I may be a tad proud that my 4 year old can pick out specific instruments from beautifully composed and sublimely played music. Christmas music!
Even if classical music isn't your first, second or even third choice for music, this holiday Manor House Strong Quartet IS the perfect choice for your background music regardless of the festivities. It is perfect for long drives (which is where I listen most), cooking, while decorating the house for the holidays, nap time in a sunbeam with the kitty...*ahem* or for your holiday party. It even works perfectly if you'd like to have an impromptu ballet with your four year old!
With beautiful versions of well known and much loved carols, such as O Holy Night, Jingle Bells and Hark the Herald Angels Sing, you will come to cherish this Manor House String Quartet's versions. Gift it to yourself or a fellow music/Christmas season lover. The album is available on iTunes, at Amazon as mp3 download or the CDBaby found here: hhttp://www.cdbaby.com/cd/itcameuponthemidnightcle
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
It hasn't been much of a secret
Right? I'll let you know where to send condolence cards.
Actually without being able to laugh at ourselves
When Irishman posted the following about the showering habits of men vs women on Facebook, I couldn't resist commenting with: Sounds about right except that I don't have a long robe and usually shave before the final rinse of my hair. Still pretty damn accurate
And now for your reading pleasure...feel free to draw comparisons of your own! Really... PLEASE do...
**HOW TO SHOWER LIKE A WOMAN:
Take off clothing and place it in sectioned laundry hamper according to lights and darks. Walk to bathroom wearing long robe. If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas. Look at your womanly physique in the mirror -- make mental note to do more sit-ups/leg-lifts, etc. Get ...in the shower. Use wash cloth , long loofah, wide loofah and pumice stone...
Wash your hair once with cucumber and sage shampoo with 43 added vitamins. Wash your hair again to make sure it's clean. Condition your hair with grapefruit mint conditioner. Wash your face with crushed apricot facial scrub for 10 minutes until red. Wash entire rest of body with ginger nut and jaffa cake body wash. Rinse conditioner off hair. Shave armpits and legs. Rinse off. Turn off shower. Squeegee off all wet surfaces in shower. Spray mold spots with Tilex.. Get out of shower. Dry with towel the size of a small country. Wrap hair in super absorbent towel. Return to bedroom wearing long robe and towel on head. If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas.
HOW TO SHOWER LIKE A MAN:
Take off clothes while sitting on the edge of the bed and leave them in a pile. Walk naked to the bathroom. If you see wife along the way, shake wiener at her making the woo-woo sound. Look at your manly physique in the mirror. Admire the size of your wiener and scratch your butt. Get in the shower. Wash your face. Wash your armpits. Blow your nose in your hands and let the water rinse them off. Fart and laugh at how loud it sounds in the shower. Spend majority of time washing privates and surrounding area. Wash your butt, leaving those coarse butt hairs stuck on the soap. Wash your hair. Make a Shampoo Mohawk. Pee. Rinse off and get out of shower. Partially dry off. Fail to notice the water on floor because curtain was hanging out of tub the whole time. Admire wiener size in mirror again. Leave shower curtain open, wet mat on floor, and light and fan on. Return to bedroom with towel around waist. If you pass wife, pull off towel, shake wiener at her and make the woo-woo sound again. Throw wet towel on bed.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Can't beat a team effort...especially one that requires minimal effort on your part! With Mrs. Smith's Signature Deep Dish pies now available, your holiday gatherings should be a bit more stress free. Not only is it as easy as preheating the oven, removing the pie from the box and then baking but NO ONE will know you didn't slave over this homemade tasting goodness. Unless of course you are well known for your kitchen disasters. *ahem* That may or may not be me.
When Amanda Smith baked her first pies in the kitchen of her Pottstown, Pennsylvania home, she used the finest ingredients and amazing attention to detail to create the finest pies available and it shows! Or rather, you will notice while shoveling fork full after fork full of this goodness into your mouth.
The ease and convienence of picking up any or all of the 4 pie options available at your local retailers, means that instead of hours in the kitchen working you can pop it in the oven and spend time helping your four year old "bake". Or take a nap. I vote for the nap!
To help ensure your holidays are postcard perfect, Mrs. Smith's is teaming up with William Sonoma offering one lucky winner a $50 gift card to William Sonoma and a coupon for a free Mrs. Smith Deep Dish Pie! Also be sure to check out both Facebook and Pinterest for the latest creations and current coupons!
Here are a couple creations that were happily gobbled up in our house..peach, apple and cherry pie! Get creative, add icing, ice cream, whipped cream or whatever sounds delectable to you! Try them all and find a favorite. Our was the cherry pie!
To enter the giveaway please leave a comment below sharing what pie you would like to try (or have tried). Feel free to include what from William Sonoma will be arriving to your door should you win!
For bonus entries, follow Mrs. Smith on Facebook and Pinterest. Leave a comment letting me know you've done both and under what name you followed on both sites. Good luck!
Entries accepted until 12/17 - winner drawn and contacted by email.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
While I do enjoy shopping, I tend to choose off peak times to avoid people. Its just better for all of us that way. And now I don't even have to go out for new undies!
A stupendously unique gifting idea for every woman down to the teen in your life (because lets face it, she is likely the reason I avoid places like Victoria's Secret).
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Ohh LaLa! I have a new favorite in bath and body products! Ladies....and gents who have ladies you'll be buying gifts for, Honeycat Cosmetics gets the 110% approval stamp! I am super picky when it comes to my pampering products. These pass to the point of risking draining my checking account so I can try one of everything.
It is so annoying that cold and flu season coincide with so many holiday celebrations. There are more fabulous things to be doing this time of year than stuffed in bed with a vaporizor and the leaning tower of tissues. And naturally this year's cold and flu season is predicted to be worse than last year.
Contac Cold + Flu Day & Night is the multisymptom cold medicine that provides powerful non drowsy relief so you can get back out to caroling, shopping, play attending and traveling over the river and through the woods. Designed with immediate release formula providing nasal decongestion (which is what I need most! OH the pressure), fever reducer and pain relief. It is super helpful to have the non drowsy option for the day (can't really sleep during carpool hours) and restful relief for night.
Friday, December 7, 2012
I thought last week was rough. It was. This week? Competing quite well with last....the bastard. Thankfully it's Friday which means while I type (and you read) we can all sit down with an adult beverage...martini (entire bottle of vodka), beer (6 pack) or wine (box...bottle - your choice) or aptly enhanced coffee and confess! Rid ourselves of the unneeded weight and random thoughts ping ponging in the unusually cavernous space above the shoulders and to hell with the bathroom scale
I painted the kids bathroom this week and managed to complete the job leaving behind only ONE imprint of my behind. Just so happens I bumped the wall directly across from the toilet...eye level. So while pooping for that insane amount of time boys do, they can stare at the strange swirlies and wonder if it is indeed a butt print. Imagine the horror when someone clues them in to it being their stepmother's ass! #SCORE
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
You know...the one place that
Yep... I did it. Lil Duck and I are getting married and the little diva absolutely HAD to have a dress!! Interestingly enough, she is the one wearing the veil. I opted for no veil. Instead, Lil Duck shall wear the tiara and veil as we sashay down the aisle.
Because I know you all share enthusiastically in my joy and are living vicariously through me, as well as being just plain nosy, Greta and MamaMash's iPPP phone photo phun link up is the perfect opportunity to share a bit.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Thankfully, most every Monday Stasha at The Good Life has a magnificent list topic to kick off the week. This week may just be exceptionally awesome compared to all the others....maybe even compared to the week where I chose the topic.
Yes...it's that good. Or rather, I am that
Thank you Bonny Bard for forcing me to reach into the rarely tapped file of "MY AWESOMENESS"
1. I am awesome at tripping in stupid which makes those around me laugh.
2. I expertly confuse those around me with my randomness
3. I am a great mom... (my kid tells me I rock)
4. I can talk in circles with the best of them
5. I vacuum like none you've encountered before
6. I am a terrible liar
7. I laugh a lot...like a lot a lot. Except when I'm not...and then I'm polishing my sarcasm skills.
8. I make THE BEST cookies in whole neighborhood. I've mastered the skill of removing them from the freezer and popping them into the oven. BOOM!
9. I mail booze to my friends (betcha wanna be my friend now, eh?)
10. I will tell you straight up if that outfit makes you look fat. (see #6)
I am positive I have missed many items that should have made the list. Feel free to add to my list in the comments. I suppose I should encourage you to write your own list of greatness but truthfully, I'd rather you spend your time adding to mine.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
What's your Ista?
Ever had the thought that your life, passions, obsessions or loves deserved their very own T-shirt? Have you run across a tee that is almost perfect if it only had a few tweaks?
Feast your t-shirt lovin self of "What's Your Ista". If you visit their website you'll find this little info blurb about the company:
Saturday, December 1, 2012
These are a shoe that even Cinderella would want dangling from her wrist. Yes...dangling...After Flats roll and store in an adorable clutch matching your flats color choice. Slip into them, your feet will thank you!
Aside from being the bearer of sweet relief, this fabulous clutch also stores other essentials such as your ID and or credit/debit cards. If you're anything like me (which let's be honest...its hard to match such fabulousness...heh...) you are wondering if you'll be left to carry the heels that were just moments before causing so much discomfort. Nope! The After Flats clutch opens into a carrying bag big enough to slip your uncomfortable (but adorable) shoes in once you've put on your After Flats.
Sizes range from Small (shoes size 5/6) to XLarge fitting shoe sizes 11-12, I chose the medium (7/8) as I wear a 7.5 in most all shoe styles. They fit like a glove! Carrying a price tag of $29.97 it shouldn't be too difficult to manage if you'd like one in every color (Christmas List, People! Dream big!). If you'd like to know when new colors are added to the collection or what current deals are running (35% off your order currently), be sure to stay connected through TWITTER or subscribe to their mailing list!