Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
She's been doing this weird growly thing and it reminds me of Fizzgigg from the Dark Crystal
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
We had a fantastic Tuesday. Tuesday's are our new Sundays. Its the only day the Hubby and I have a day off together. Sadly hubby was feeling puny. So he doped himself up on allergy meds.
We've been talking about selling my car. Because we don't use it. Hubby carts me around mostly. (I have tickets I haven't paid yet....shhhh...I'm an outlaw) But it needed to be cleaned and I thought a new battery. So we haven't put a For Sale sign on it or anything. But randomly someone stopped by, was able to get the battery going and bought it. So we have extra money now. We were behind because of my unpaid maternity leave.
So we went out to eat at South Congress Cafe, our favoritest place to eat ever. If you ever visit, go there and eat. We also got me a couple of pairs of pants that actually fit me now. I got some really cute wide legs jeans.
And we stopped and got cupcakes at SugarMama's Bakeshop. They were fantastic. The Marilyn Monroe, is just vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting. But the vanilla frosting is heavenly. The owner was there with her husband and there two year old. So Sweet Pea had an impromptu play date. We started talking to the owner and she was really great. When we left she even hooked us up with about 20.00 worth of cupcakes! So again, if you're in Austin, go there. Gorge yourself.
Hubs bought some Blu-Ray and we rented some too, so we have a lot of movies to watch. We will find the time eventually.
It was just nice to have a day where we could just go do something without worrying about paying bills. I am a little sad about my car. It was the only thing in my name. So now I own absolutely nothing. But hubby promised that if we sell my car, in a year or two I can get a scooter. So I have something to look forward to.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I love to cook in general, but baking is where I shine. This is my first ever shaped cake, so excuse the cracks in the fondant. I feel a little guilty because I went to school but don't use it. Someday though..
Sunday mornings are the best ever. Sitting at the kitchen with hubby and breakfast is something I will always cherish. Then spending the rest of the day on the couch watching CNN and getting mad about politics together
Reading. I am a world class reader. I got in trouble for it in school, and sometimes I still do. My husband gets very frustrated that when I'm really in a book, I don't hear a word he says.
My favorite books are the kind, where, the writing is so good that you don't want to stop reading it. You want to know what happens, but your a little sad when the book is over.
I got an award! This means I am awesome. Do not argue with the Rule of the Blog award. I am awesome. Just accept it.
I got it from Chronically Vintage who is pretty awesome herself. She has a great vintage blog with fabulous recipes, Etsy finds and my favorite is her Saturday Snapshots. Every Saturday she puts up vintage photographs of regular people and muses on what might have been going on or how they felt at that exact moment captured in time.
The rules are to name 5 things you love to do. See above. And then name 10 blogs you want to pass it on too. I may not have 10 friends but I will try to scrounge them up. Nobody likes me, its because I'm too awesome.
So these aren't all friends per se but bloggers that I so want to be friends with. Tried not to do any repeats from the last award. (See how awesome I am)
Please go check them out and love them as I do. Otherwise known as "read them instead of doing actual things that need to get done, like dishes."
Its my Friday. Have to finish filing and wake girls up for school. Have a great week.
Awesome, awesomeness, awesomosity.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Road trips are hard! And imagine if one of you gets hurt in an unfamiliar town? What then!
Its a website (and IPhone app.) that "makes traveling a breeze." Its the brainchild of two former classmates of mine. I had to throw that in there because it makes me "cool by association." Like in Can't Buy Me Love. Don't hold that against them though. They have done a fantastic job. Its a place you can go to find clean bathrooms, whether it has a changing table, even if it has one in the men's restroom. If the airport your three hour layover is at, has a breastfeeding room. And whether or not it has a chair. You can look up Urgent Care or Hospitals in the area your in. Hopefully you won't need that service though.
They have a great blog, which offers advice, funny anecdotes, and great giveaways. The best thing to me is that you can offer feedback on places in your home town, like if a restaurant is kid-friendly, or so not kid friendly. Its technically for parents, but really everyone needs to know where a clean bathroom is when they're traveling! They also twitter and Facebook. So please go visit them and support some great woman doing their thing!
Speaking of Facebook! They have a contest to help launch their site. They're looking for a couple of cover girls for their website and to show off they're seriously cute shirts and onesies. I've entered my girls in the 0-2 and 2-7 categories. All you have to do is go here to become a fan on Facebook and then click on the pictures below and in the comments write your vote in. Thank you for supporting me in my dreams to become a scary pageant mom!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Dusk. It just holds promise of new days and savoring the ends of good days. And why not throw in a crap ton of balloons in there while your at it?
Yes. a very very old black cat named Midnight. (I know, we thought long and hard about that one, believe me) He is on his last legs and constantly has snot on his face. Gross. But we love him anyway.
A writer. I had dreams of living an ink spattered life writing unbelievably clever and insightful things. Look I'm living the dream!
What is your fondest childhood memory?
What is your favorite fast food?
Sunday, April 4, 2010
So spring is mostly here. But of course as you've probably heard from any Texan, "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute and it'll change" Different variations like "wait a day, an hour, a week." exist of course, but you get the idea. Hey did you hear that we're going to secede from the union. Uhhh yeah. Don't get me wrong I love being a Texan, born and bred. Living in other states made me even more proud. Living in other states and working at a summer camp in New Jersey cured me of saying "ya'll" 11 years olds chorusing "Say ya'll again." can get pretty damn old after a while. But the south will not rise again contrary to popular (and governor's) opinion.
Wow that was a random stream of consciousness, so not what I meant to write about. Just meant to tell you about my epiphany. That's right I had me a genuine light bulb moment. So as I have mentioned (whined about) I work nights. I get home and squeeze in sleep, when the girls are either occupied with movies or asleep as well. So I finally get the 3 year old and 2 month old napping at the same time. This deserves a moment of silence, it happens rarely. I pass out on my pillow amidst stuffed animals, books, binkies and wipes. I get woken up about 20 minutes later to the house vibrating. We don't live in an earthquake zone and it wasn't a hurricane so I was confused. I wipe the drool of my chin with the back of my hand, as I slowly realize that it is someone listening to music in their driveway. They are listening to Screw, a type of music popular in the mid-90's. Not only did they wake me up, but they're listening to terrible music! Seriously our windows were vibrating.
I try to ignore it. No dice. I think about calling the police to file a noise complaint. I am so going to be that old lady. Do not throw your balls in my yard. Why didn't I just immediately go ask them to turn it down? Good question. These are the very same neighbors who rear-ended our friends car parked next to our house and then parked their car backwards into their driveway. Then tried to pretend like they had no clue why her bumper was on the ground and their blue truck had white paint on it. The police were called that time and they fessed up. So not real good relations with these people.
On a side note, the old man who lived there before use to hang out on his front patio in his tightie whities. And his dog died in our yard. His white dog, named Cracker. We have had interesting neighbors.
Back to my point. I finally go over there because I can't take it. They don't say a word to me. I ask them very politely to at least turn down the bass. They turn it down and stare at me. I said thank you like 8 times, and all they did was stare at me. At least they turned it down. I of course agonized for the rest of the day if I had been rude. Because I am neurotic.
It made me realize that I should just ask. I tend to suffer through and keep my mouth shut on a lot of things. But I asked and got what I wanted, so why not try it more often. It can't hurt right?
Anyway have a good egg finding day. So excited about Sweet Pea hunting eggs this year, its her first year to really get the whole concept.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Don't get me wrong, I get that the awards are sometimes cheesy and sometimes self-serving, but I don't care! I got a huge grin on my face when I read the comment and called my husband to tell him. He made polite noises about it but in his head was thinking I was a huge nerd. But again, I don't care!
I got this one from Riysa. Thank you. Go check her out. The award is pretty obvious. The Sweet Blog award is for blogs that you think are sweet and want to read everyday. I don't know about me being sweet, in fact, I know a number of people who will disagree. Including people who love me.
So here are my 7 blogs to pass it on too. A lot of the blogs that I love to read do not accept awards or when they do they don't pass it on. But who cares, I want others to read them so they'll just have to suck it up. (see, I am sooo sweet)
I actually have no idea if she accepts awards or not, guess we'll find out. She is hilarious, she's a mom but the situations she finds herself in are funny to everyone. She also has a podcast.
A vintage hair and make-up maven. The reason why I can cut my own bangs and put on liquid liner.
A blog about a girl trying to acclimate to living back in the United States after years in Germany. Working on her self-improvement through blogging and self-deprecating humor
He has about 80 kids, and they are all alive and only a little worse for the wear. He's perspective is refreshing and hilarious.
How can I not like a blog about someone who is overseas, that loves Austin, TX! She's even visiting it right this second.
He doesn't post very often but when he does they are insightful and extremely well written.
Not because I selfishly want these fantastic prizes for myself! No sir, only from the goodness of my heart.
This giveaway is from ...it's simple love.... They are handmade Peruvian earrings. You have the option of the spotted & green feather earrings or the white earrings. The white earrings come in black, pink and hot pink as well! Oh, decisions! For you of course, not me because this is out of the goodness of my own heart, remember. (ahhhh yeah right)
The contest ends April 4, and she will announce the winners on the 5th. Her birthday! So go
visit her blog, go here to find the rules to enter her contest, and if nothing else stop by to wish her a Happy Birthday.
Hope everyone has a good Easter, (Bunny egg day!)