Monday, February 28, 2011

It's In The Bag, Baby!

Genn blogged recently about "what's in her bag".  I think it's a cute idea, so I'm stealing it from her!  So here we go.  And just so you know I didn't take a picture of ALL the trash that was in there.  I figured it wouldn't be to appealing to ya!

Purse:  Kenneth Cole Reaction via TJ Maxx

Wallet:  Converse via Target
Checkbook:  Coach
Notebook for my lack of memory!  I am constantly making notes.  Plus it's something for the kids to scribble in when we are stuck somewhere.
Planner is once again for my lack of memory!  It helps to keep track of appointments, dates, things of that nature.
Blue paper is from the wine tasting.  I kept it so I can remember which ones were good and which ones tasted like vomit! ha!

Sanitizer to de-cootie our hands.
Korres Lip Butter in Mango.  This stuff has a hint of color but is smooth as butta!
Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment...BEST STUFF EVER!  Jax's lips are constantly pealing and cracking.  One day of using this and they are perfect again!  I use it alot too, especially in these dry winter months!
Victoria Secret's Very Voluptuous Lip Plumper to get those Angelina lips!
Maybelline Shine Sensation Lip Gloss in cherry kiss.  This is my "go to"  I've been through enough of these that I pretty much OWN Maybelline!
Udderly Smooth Udder Cream  Love this stuff!  My hands are so dry in the winter they crack.  I'm constantly washing and using sanitizer (that's what happens when you work in health care!), so this lotion helps to moisturize my hands without leaving them all slimy!
Ralph Lauren sunglasses I really even need to explain this or what's in it?!?!
Calculator that I'm suppose to use at the grocery to make sure I stay in budget, but most of the time Laney ends up with it because it keeps her occupied!
Orbit Gum in Sweet Mint-FAV!!
pens, cough drops (didn't even know these were down in there!), and random paper clip, who knows where that came from!

So there you have it!  The random junk of my purse, minus the trash!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I'm All Grown Up

Last night we had a "girl's night out"!  It was tons of fun.  It's so nice to go out, catch up, trash talk the husbands,  and just have an all around good time.

We started out at a winery.  I've never been a wine drinker.  I've tried different kinds here and there, but they always taste horrible to me.  I'm a beer girl, plain and trashy. ha!  Kelly has told me that there is a wine out there for me I just have to find it.  Well she was right! After tasting several last night I picked my poison....

French Lick Red.  I swear they just bottled up Concord Grape Juice!  Maybe that's why I like it so well.  I felt so grown up purchasing a bottle of wine.  It was like I've evolved to this mature woman!  Of course then we left there, hit up a bar, and guess what I got BEER!  haha  Even after all that I went back to my tried and true friend!

Here's a little snap shot of what it's like for me when I'm trying to take pictures of something other than my kids...

They can't stand it!!  If I take 10 pictures the heathens are usually in at least 8 of them!  I usually end up having to go lock myself in a room to get them out of the picture...sad I know! 

Also, I'm working on my picture taking skills.  I have a nice camera, but I want to upgrade to a fancy schmancy one (Canon Rebel please!).  My friend, and AWESOME photographer, Erica is giving me pointers on the manual settings and such, but I'm asking for any other advice you guys might have.  Please remember though I'm no where near a pro (hence the practice!), so please "dumb it down" for me.  Any advice, or websites would be greatly appreciated!  The camera I have now is a Canon Power Shot S2 1S (if that's something you need to know).

And one more thing, click the follow button!  I know you're out there reading, so don't be shy.  I would love to find other blogs, and this is a easy way for me to do it!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

After taking a looong break I'm back at it.  I didn't participate in Lindsey's WIWW over the winter simply because I HATE winter.  To me it's so hard to get dressed in the winter.  Summer clothes are much cuter :)  So for the agenda of WIWW check out The Pleated Poppy for the deets!

Disclaimer:  I knew the mirror was dirty, but didn't realize it was THAT dirty till I uploaded the photos!  Promise to clean it before pictures next week!

Friday: Park with the kids

Sweater: no idea (I think I've had this since college!)
Striped Tank:  American Eagle via TJ Maxx
Jeggings:  Levi's via Kohl's
Socks:  American Eagle
Boots: Kohl's

Saturday: Boat Shopping

Cardigan: Target
Shirt: Old Navy
Skinny Jeans: American Eagle
Flats: Target

Sunday: Lazy Day

Shirt: Hanes via Wal-Mart
Sweats: Kentucky Korner
(just being real here...this is what Sunday's are like in our house....LAZY!!)

Monday: Home

Shirt: Victoria's Secret Pink
Skinny Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: nada when I'm home all day :)

Tuesday: Basketball Game

Scarf: Boutique in Texas
Shirt: Old Navy (actually a tunic, but I cut it off)
Trouser Jeans: American Eagle (need some MAJOR hemming!)
"Witch" Boots: Target

Well, there you have it.  I didn't get every day, but hey it's my first week back, so give me a break!!  Spring is so close I can taste it, so that means flip flops!!  YAY!!!  I'll be linking up with Lindsey, so jump over and check out what the others are's VERY inspiring :)

the pleated poppy blog

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fashion Show

I attended my first fashion show the other night.  It was quite spectacular, if I do say so myself!  It had the cutest model EVER!!  I was also lucky enough to go backstage, and see the "prep" that goes into it.  I took a few pictures, but this one is my fav.  I think the fella getting the model ready is also pretty stunning...

I mean it probably takes them hours to prepare.  Just look at that pile of "utensils" and such!  I'm so glad I was lucky enough to see a HIGH fashion show like this....hope to see another one some day!

p.s.  Jax will probably kill me for this one day :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Did you see that...they are OUTSIDE!!  Woo hoo!!  Finally, the sun was shining yesterday and the temps topped out at 70!  Glory hallelujah!  They were able to go out and burn some serious energy, and give my some peace.

It's so good for them (and me!) to get out and run, and play!

Thank the Lord SPRING IS COMING!!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Laney Lou

Just a quick pic of Laney showing off her new shades...seriously can she be any cuter?!?!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I'm That Person

Have you seen the website  If you haven't please leave my blog IMMEDIATELY, and go check it out.  No wait, first go to the bathroom, then go there...I'd hate for someone to pee their pants!  Yes, it's that funny!  All of the pictures on that site are taken by people like me and you...except I take pictures like that EVERYWHERE, not just walmart.  So here's the point of this post...I can't take these said pictures any more.  My blackberry has been dropped gently laid down one to many times.  For awhile I could just take the battery out, put it back in, and waa lah camera ready.  Well, that no longer works....nothing does.  It was a sad day for me :(  Seriously I take pictures of all kinds of stuff, good and bad.  My friends enjoy when I send them these random pictures, of weirdos and things.  Daily I grab my phone to take a picture, then I's really quite sad isn't it?  Like today for example I saw these two teenage girls walking out of Target in little shorty shorts...its 50 degrees!!!  I know this is warm compared to the weather we've had, but really?  So I reached for my phone to take a picture, and send to some lucky person,...then it hit me...#@$% blackberry!!!!  Denny is due for an upgrade, so I'm trying to get him to order the iPhone, and then kindly give it to me.  So far he looks at me like I have 5 heads.  At this rate there will be no weirdo pictures till May when I can upgrade...I say BOO to that!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lead Me

I saw this video tonight on My Pink Life.  I instantly fell in love with it.  It's CRAZY good, well at least in my opinion :)  It's one of those songs that I instantly related to...just listen you'll see why!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Possible Strange Addiction

Tonight Denny and I were putting sheets Laney's bed, and this is what Denny found...

Here's a closer one...

I had seen bits and pieces of "stuffing" around the house for the last couple days, but just thought it had fell out of this elephant Jax has...

If you look closer you can see the hole in his trunk...

I had Jax bring his elephant to me when Den found the PILE, but the trunk wasn't flat.  So that leads to Miss "innocent" Laney.  I asked her where all that had come from under her bed.  Her response "Titan".  Of course blame it on one of the "loaner" kids.  I mean that seems logical since he's not here to defend himself.  When I told her to tell the truth, where did it come from.  She responds "Titan!  He had a hole."  Then it hits me...She has a stuffed bear that she named Titan.  He's a cute bear see...

 Well, he WAS a cute bear....

Now he has a HUGE hole in his head!  When we asked her why she did that she said "it kept sticking out, so I kept pulling."  We couldn't help but laugh at her.  I mean it makes sense, keep pulling till you can't pull any more!  She's so funny!  I have to admit I was a little relieved.  I saw a preview for the show Strange Addictions the other day, and the woman had an addiction to eating the foam out of couch cushions!  There for a minute I thought Laney had an addiction to pulling stuffing! ha!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

All Aboard...

the CRAZY train!  I'm the engineer of this train, so hop on!  (just for the record it took me 15 minutes to think of the word engineer.  I kept thinking it was "captain")  I'm losing my mind, or maybe have already lost it.  Just last night I was heating up some water for hot chocolate, or thought I was.  When I opened the microwave, stuck my finger in the water to check the temp, there was NOTHING there.  That's right I put an empty cup in microwave.   I can't help but laugh at myself.  I do things like this all the time.  Just last week I searched for the remote for a good five minutes before I realized it was IN MY HAND!!!  I'm going to blame this lack of brain cells on my kids.  When I was pregnant with Jax we joked I was getting more stupid by the month.  The same thing happen with Laney, and sadly my brain cells didn't come back!  I'm thinking I gave them all to my kids, so they are going to be freakin' smarty tarty's!!!  Please tell me you guys do this too?!?!  I need to be able to tell Denny that it's not just me on the "crazy train"!