Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting to Know You Sunday



The questions..

1. Mens chests..hairy or hairless? Hairless…some hair is good but not full fur! ;)

2. How often do you run red lights? Never
3. If you could raid any celebrity's closet..whose would you raid? Um…that is a hard one! Reese Witherspoon!
4. Would you rather have more followers/friends on Facebook, Twitter, or your Blog? My blog
5. What makes you feel sexy? When I actually get time to dress up, go out and spend time with just my husband.
6. I get excited when...........? I get excited when I get new clothes, time with friends, vacation…
7. Are you the "outdoorsy" type or more "indoorsy"? Probably more indoorsy although I love to garden, camp, fish… 
8. Would you rather have your dream home or a million dollars? I would take the money! I could design my dream home for way less than a million! :)

Your turn! Head over to Mann Land for some more fun!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Built In Bookcases

I cannot believe I forgot to take before pictures of these shelves! These are the built in bookcases or shelves between our living room and kitchen.

They were painted all off white including the backs when we moved it. I have always thought about changing them but was not really sure what I wanted. Finally it hit me the other day. I painted the back of the bookcases the same color as our walls and stenciled the black design. I LOVE it! So much better than it was.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I did not intend to disappear for such a long time. Things have been crazy around here. My computer had to be wiped clean and now I am beginning to get back to “normal”. :)

Hope some of you are still here…

Monday, February 15, 2010

Knock off Wood

Have you seen this blog??? Knock off Wood 

Ana is amazing! The photos, the plans, the ideas...I LOVE it all. She takes ideas from Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Land of Nod and makes her own building plans. The best part of all is she gives you the plans for FREE! Yes, free!!! I have some wonderful things picked out for my husband to build for me... :)

Here are some things to peek at. I love this table!! I really would love one of these for my kitchen.


 And this for the kids...

And this for all their books and games...

This one I really love. I think the kids would have a blast with this in the playroom.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Mom in a Minivan

Dear Mom in the minivan with scratches and dents on your bumper who cut me off this morning,

If you could so kindly pay attention to the road you are driving on and stop looking in the mirror we would all appreciate it. Yes, I realize you needed to fix your mascara. Yes, I know you were brushing your hair while at the stop sign and of course could not drive with only half your head looking beautiful. Yes, I realize that your phone was ringing so of course you had to let go of the steering wheel and rumage through your pocket book to find it before the oh so important caller hung up. I understand you did not mean to cross over the yellow line more than twice while I was driving behind you. I am sure those frightened people on the other side had a clean pair of underwear handy to change into when they arrived at their destination. I am thinking (with all the scratches and dents in your car) that this was not your first time swerving all over the road. I am also thinking you should probably focus on driving more and multi-tasking less. You are not very good at it.

A Quiche Woman

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bedtime and Kids

My little princess has never been an easy going child. She is...stubborn, determined, strong willed and sensitive. She is very much like me so I understand her. That is until it is bedtime, I am tired and she will not go to sleep.

Every single night we play the "go to Sleep" game.

The routine runs smoothly with bath, pajamas, brush your teeth, we read books and then say good-night. I go down stairs and 5 mins later yell up for lights out.

Thirty seconds later I hear "Mommy"

"What Princess?"

"I can't sleep."

"You haven't tried yet. Lay down and close your eyes."



"My legs are itchy."

"Scatch them and go to sleep."



"My legs aren't itchy anymore but now my arms are itchy."

"Well, scratch them and GO TO SLEEP."

"I cannnnnn'ttttt! I'm not tired."

"You need to try. Lay down and close your eyes and sniff your blankets."

(My husband laughs. Yes, I just said sniff your blankets. She has two small blankets that she sleeps with at night and she puts them under her nose. Funny I know but this relaxes her.)

Every single night we go through the same thing. Sometimes her head hurts, she has to go to the bathroom, she hears a noise or her covers are twisted. Sometimes I can handle it fine but other times I end up yelling up the stairs..."GO....TO....SLEEP!!!!!"

I have tried to put her to bed later, earlier, all sorts of things but it is still the same scene. Every...single....night.

My son goes to sleep without a peep. Very rarely will he get up to go to the bathroom or he will have a bad dream. Two children, same parents and yet oh so different.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Getting to Know You 2010

Welcome to the new 2010 edition of getting to know your family and friends. Here is what you are supposed to do...copy and paste then change all the answers so that they apply to you. Have fun and be truthful! I want to see your answers!!

1. What is your occupation right now? Stay at Home Mom
2. What color are your socks right now? white
3. What are you listening to right now? The View and my children playing with their friends
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Yogurt
5. Can you drive a stick shift? yes, but it has been so long I do not know if I would be able to pick it right back up again
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone: Mom
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? yes!
8 . How old are you today? 38
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? ugh...I do not like to watch sports on television. I like going to the games much better.
10. What is your favorite drink? coffee in the morning and juice in the afternoon
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes
12. Favorite food? Italian
13. What is the last movie you watched? Slumdog Millionaire
14. Favorite day of the year? Christmas
15. How do you vent anger? talk to a friend
16. What was your favorite toy as a Child? Barbies
17. What is your favorite season? Spring or Fall
18. Cherries or Blueberries? Yum...both
19. Living arrangements? My husband , my kids, 3 cats and 3 dogs
20. When was the last time you cried? Last week
21. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes
22. What did you do last night? Put the kids to bed and relaxed on the couch!
23. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? cheese
24. What are you most afraid of? Spiders
25. What is your favorite kind of dog? Sheltie
26. Favorite day of the week Saturday
27. Diamonds or Pearls? Diamonds!!
28. What is your favorite flower? Gerber Daisies
29. What is your favorite blog to read and why? Oh I have SO many! I am addicted!

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