Archive for July, 2008

New look and update!

Ok I don’t have much time yet to post much, but just wanted to let you know that I will be announcing the winner of my giveaway – the $20 in Mary Kay products within the next day or so…there are only 2 entries so it’s great odds for you both!!!

I also have my new “look” which I absolutely love and just speaks me in so many ways!!! I hope you like it and I would love your feedback…actually I love comments anytime!

So I am still working on getting caught back up on housework and such after being gone so I promise to get on here in the next day or so and let you know what all is going on.

We also have a 4th baby right now so that’s keeping me pretty busy also. She is such a sweetie. So our kid count right now is Carter (4), Little Boy (1), Baby Girl #1 (6 mo.) and Baby Girl #2 (10 mo.).


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My Poor Poor Husband

I am leaving him with all the kids for two days. Not only that, but we are getting a 3rd foster baby – 10 month old little girl- that will be coming the day I leave!!! Ok, so I really don’t feel that bad for him since I have someone coming to help him 90% of the time and most of the time I will be gone he will be at work. So why would I add such stress and discomfort to his life and dare infringe on his fantasy football obsession time????

Well, my little sister is moving to Minneapolis and her boyfriend cannot go with her to go apartment hunting. In my opinion….sorry Katie…she is way to young to go looking for places by herself…not that I don’t think she can find a place and all…I just don’t like the idea of her going alone from a safety point of view. So being the devoted, loving, most beautiful sister that I am…Katie if you’re reading this just go along *wink wink*…I am going to give up 2 days with my kids to go with her.

Ok so really I’m going…Katie don’t read this part… because we are going to go to Mall of America and I have never been there before and frankly who’s going to turn down a shopping trip to the largest mall in america???? Not I!!!! I’m really excited to just get away for a couple days too. Away from the craziness and just get some time to relax and have fun with my little sister especially before she moves.

Ugh, now I have to do some laundry though!!!

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or just a Calgon bath that will take me away. I told my husband that we were going to be cleaning the house while one of our kids was on a visit this evening, but I’m now sick as a dog between having a sore throat, fever, etc. along with my back that has been acting up… I know, I know…you’re think I need to stop whining, but hey, it’s my blog and my husband is not here so I have to whine to someone. I don’t think my messy house is helping things at all because I tend to get very anxious when it gets messy, but what’s a girl to do.

Thanks to the two of you who have participated in my contest so far. I see a lot of people stopping by, but not a lot of people participating yet. I’m hoping you all are just trying to come up with something clever. Seriously though help a sick sister blogger out and give me some linky/comment luv!!! I just know that it was have magical curing effects!!

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Well, I’m already not really digging my new design so I’m going to call in the professionals and have some design a custom header/banner for me. How does that relate to a giveaway, you ask??? Well, I’ll tell you (or maybe I won’t and you will just have to guess…I’ll give you a hint…it involves a pickle, a yellow sock, and a casserole of your choosing…ok just kidding). Anyways, in trying to come up with some sort of idea for what I want as a new design, I decided that I really want one of those catchy slogans that people can laugh at when they come to visit. Because I am quite possibly the least creative person in the universe, I feel the need to attract suggestions. So for the love of all that is holy…please comment for crying out loud and if you do I will make it worth your while.

Here’s how it will work…

All entries should be submitted by commenting on this entry. Be sure to include your email address so I can get ahold of you if you are one of the winners.

The first prize will go to the person who’s “slogan” I choose. *Remember that it should be short, sweet, and reflect my style/blog. First Prize is this book which is chock full of great advice and tips:

The purpose of the second contest is to make sure as many people as possible know about the contest because I want to have a lot of “slogans” to choose from. So here are the rules for this one…

First, post a link on your blog to let your readers know about my contest. Next, leave a comment here with a link to your blog post so I can check it out. Sound simple enough?? I thought so. As I said, I just want people to know about this so I can get a ton of entries. The prize for this one is a $20 gift certificate to my Mary Kay store to be used on whatever you choose (shipping is always free so you get $20 of free merchandise!)!!! The winner of this prize will be chosen by random drawing!

Thanks for all your help!!!

Oh, and I suppose you might want to know when this will end…well let’s say we will end it next Friday evening (July 25th) around 10pm. I say around, because I don’t want to be too much of a stickler. That will give you all a little time to come up with something really creative!

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Do you run errands in your pajamas? Are your husband’s sweats a staple in your wardrobe? If the answer is yes, you may be a shlumpadinka. -Oprah.Com

So unfortunately my answer is a resounding yes! I suppose it’s a good thing that I’m willing to admit it, even if I am doing so while sitting in a pair of my husband’s shorts and sweatshirt with no makeup and my hair going crazy from going to bed with wet hair last night.

Definition : Shlumpadinka – a woman who dresses like she has completely given up…and it shows.

I don’t always watch Oprah especially the ones about fashion, because well, (obviously since I’m in the above described outfit – if you can call it an outfit) I’m not one who’s really tuned into the fashion world. Yesterday’s episode intrigued me and as I sat down to watch, I found it slightly amusing (yet shocking and appalling at the same time) that one of the “shlumpdinkas” was wearing the same pajamas out that I myself have ventured out in public wearing-same EXACT thing!!!

So I’m going to make a pledge to start taking some extra time in the a.m. to actually make myself presentable because I not only look like a shlumpadinka, but I feel like one too! While watching the show, I carefully took notes on those “key” clothing pieces that should be in my closet and I’m going to make a pledge to only buy/wear clothing that makes me feel fabulous. I think I’m even going to work on getting some pretty jammies so God forbid, I do need to go out in them…maybe I won’t look so snarky.

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OK, I came across this site and just had to share. I don’t know about you, but I think most of you will be in the same boat as I when I say that popping bubble wrap was a childhood therapeutic pleasure. So wouldn’t you know (isn’t the internet great) that I would come across a site that allows hours and hours of virtual bubblewrap popping!?!?! So here it is…

Click Here To Pop

Click Here To Pop

I realize that it’s not quite the same, but heck close your eyes and use your imagination and you’ll be transported back to your childhood bubble popping days!!

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My Little Artist

Titled : “A Coconut Tree”

The Artist

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