Monday, November 24, 2014


Hey all!  Does anyone still read this thing?  I can't believe that I just dropped off the face of the earth like that...

Let me know if anyone is here...I'd like to get back into this blogging "thing"!  :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mani Monday!!!

Anyone that knows me, knows about my unusual love for nail polish.  I own entirely too much of it, so much so, that I will probably never wear it all because I'm always buying more.  :)
So, since my blog is not only about my family, but about how I keep my sanity in this testosterone heavy house I'm going to take advantage of this platform to talk about my obsession!  I want to use Mani Monday to show you about the latest nail polish I'm wearing...maybe it'll help you decide whether or not to pick up that color you've been thinking about or inspire you to try something new.

I recently picked up Chanel Peridot.  It's part of the Illusions d'Ombres Fall 2011 Collection.  I got mine at Macy's, but it's available at any store that sells Chanel cosmetics.  It's limited edition, so you'd want to pick it up soon.  I normally don't buy Chanel polish because it's pretty expensive, plus I've always had a problem with it chipping quickly.  But, with that being said, once and awhile they come out with a color that I just can't resist.  Once I saw it on a Scrangie's blog (a nail polish blog that I sometimes read) I knew I had to have it.

Peridot is a duochrome, which means that it flashes different colors depending on the angle, lighting...etc.  It's base is green, but you also see gold and blue at times.  It's really beautiful.  I use Instant Artificial as a base coat China Glaze's Fast Forward fast dry top coat (you can pick both of these up at Sally's).

It's really pretty, isn't it?  Also, the ultimate's lasted 5 days so far with NO CHIPS.  This is a record for me with Chanel polish.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Relax & Surf Sunday Blog Hop!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

When Did THAT Happen?

I had this huge realization the other day.  Someone asked me how old my parents were.  I said that my mom was in her 40's and my dad was in his 50's.  They thought for a minute and then asked how that was possible (I'll be 35 in a couple of months).  So I had to sit down and actually do the math in my head.  I realized that my Dad turned 60 this year (which I then remembered that I DID know that on his birthday) and that my Mom will be 56 next month!  I have no idea when this happened!!

The sad thing is, this shouldn't surprise me.  About a month ago I was looking in the mirror and decided that I needed to add some anti-aging products to my skin routine.  The fine lines on my face aren't going away and I don't want them to get deeper.  My husband has a REALLY deep wrinkle that I haven't had the heart to tell him about (you know that one that appears between your eyes?).  Sure he see's it everyday when he looks in the mirror, but he probably doesn't realize that it's a wrinkle.  Just like he doesn't see the gray hairs on his head and doesn't see the area of thinning hair on his head increasing.

I think the reason getting older has crept up on me is because when I was a kid, this isn't how I imagined being an adult would feel like.  My friends and I used to play house all the time.  The girls would put balls up their shirts pretending they were breasts, because you know all adult females have huge, ball shaped breasts.  The boys were the husbands that faithfully went off to work and of course us girls were SAHM's, because that's what OUR moms were (don't I wish!).  The thing is, we always imagined that as adults, we had everything figured out and always knew the right answers and what the right thing to do was.  I never imagined that as an adult you could have as many problems as you did as a kid.

Obviously as you grow, you issues become more "grown up"...Over the past year I lost a friendship (actually realized that we REALLY haven't been friends for about 3 years), tried (unsuccessfully) to switch jobs, had some hard decisions to make regarding Buddy's schooling, dealt with depression/anxiety in both myself AND Dearest Hubby, had a very real health scare...the list goes on.  More recently, I realized that I have to make peace with the fact that I will probably never have another baby.  This has been the hardest...

And I know we all feel the same way.  If only our older selves could impart some wisdom to our younger selves, life would be so much easier, right?  Or maybe not...

Well, off I go now to figure out what to do with the kids today.  It's NOT 80 gagillion degrees, so we can actually do something outside without getting heat stroke.  Have a good one!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Mingle Blog Hop!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Caylee's Law...

I watched, like many of you, as Casey Anthony was acquitted in the murder of daughter Caylee Anthony.  I was in complete shock and cried...a lot.  It's not for me to say who is or isn't guilty, but I feel Caylee did not get the justice she deserved.
A couple of the days after the acquittal I was made aware of an online petition to create "Caylee's Law".  This law would make it a felony if parents don't report their children missing within 24 hours.  Unfortunately, Caylee's case is NOT just happened to gain the attention of the media.  Over the years, I have seen countless reports of body's of children being found, and police discovering that their parents never even reported that they were missing.

Over 1 million people have signed the petition to create Caylee's Law, and at the moment I write this, legislators in at least 18 states plan on introducing a version of this law.  The more people sign this petition, the more states we can get on board.

Please, if you haven't signed it yet, please click on the link and sign the petition for Caylee's Law.  Let's try to help make this all have SOME kind of meaning.