Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Go Hide

I can't tell you how funny I find this card. Because really, how true is it?! Go hide and mommy will find you after this show. I wouldn't do that, though! My mother in law sent this to me and I've been reading it over and over for a good laugh. I would say she knows me well!

and then, she {snapped}

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This Is Unacceptable!

I just have to point out that it is very unacceptable for Davis to be getting this big. It's just not right. How can I keep him my (sometimes) sweet little baby? Oh, it's wishful thinking anyhow. This is from last Easter. Look how precious and little he was.

He still looks like a little baby!
And then this year! Nooooo!!!

Of course I still think he is the cutest child ever, but the baby is leaving him fast. Mama does not like this. At all. Can I rewind a little bit?

Now he makes these honery faces that absolutely crack me up! He looks as if he's up to something. Hmm.....I will eat all of these eggs to myself. Thanks, guys!

Davis also clung on for dear life whenever the bunny came around. I have never heard him scream the way he did. He was trying to get away so fast he flung himself on the ground. Sad thing was, the Easter bunny was my sister!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Gene Pool Skipped Me

Growing up, school wasn't always the easiest thing for me. In fact, it was one of the hardest things in the world to me. I wasn't the brightest, but I for sure wasn't the dead bulb sitting in the back of the classroom. My teachers tried little things to help me learn, but I was like a snail trying to catch up to the rest of the class. My biggest problem? Math! Once I got it, we were moving onto the next lesson. Can you just slow down for a little minute? The snail is trying to catch up. Like clockwork, my stomach aches would come like a ticking time bomb. Every day when my teacher said to pull out our math books, my little hand went up in the air and said I needed to go to the nurses office. I'm not quite sure anyone caught on, because no one ever mentioned this to me. The nurse had to wonder why I came to see her everyday at the exact same time. I didn't even realize what was actually going on until later on in life. For the longest time I thought I had bad stomach issues, not massive math issues! Maybe, just maybe, instead of riding my bike outside everyday with my friends, I should have seen a math tutor I can just see it now! Prized pupil by the age of 10 and owning my own company by 17.

Still I have problems with everyday math. If I'm baking especially, I have to ask Michael certain fractions on how much to measure. Or check my bank accounts and ask about certain percentages. But, if I'm going shopping and something is on sale, you bet I can figure that one out!

My poor child is in for it when he's older. If daddy isn't home to help with his math homework, then I sure hope the kid figures it out on him own. Maybe him and I should go see the same math tutor together! No home school for us.

At least there is plenty of time for me to brush up on my math skills before Davis is in school!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Our Children's Education

Wordless Wednesday, but with words

and then, she {snapped}

Is this what our children's education is coming to?

Because frankly, why would I want to kick a skunk in the first place? I don't have a stinky, skunky, death wish. Even if this is the name of a book, or referring to a children's lesson, how is everyone supposed to know this? "Never Kick A Skunk"....ooohhh....they seem like they are the prodigal, exemplary school for my child to attend and learn to his full potential. I think I shall enroll him today!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Is The Stella Bunny Coming To Your House?

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

What I Lack...

What I Lack?!

Patience. To some of you that know me, this will not come as any big shock. Patience is a virtue, and one that I obviously do not posses. A car doesn't immediately go after a red light and I want to honk at him. Davis screams, and frankly, sometimes I want to scream back. Don't worry, I contain myself.

Boundaries & Space! How is it that Davis can play by himself, but once I sneak off to use the restroom, he is mysteriously there. Really? Can I pee in peace? Nope, not going to happen.

A Laundry Genie. With all of the inventions out there today, I would love to rub a little lamp and laundry be done. Finished. Ca put! Davis is getting in that phase where he wants to help all the time. While I embrace this, it doesn't help so much when the laundry is folded and he comes running across the house with all of my clothes. So maybe the Genie should put it away, too.

Motivation after 7pm Around Davis' bath time and bedtime, the lazy bug comes over me at full force. There could be a pile of laundry or something to do for work, but do I want to do it? NO! I have the lazy bug and all I want to do is relax and sit my butt on the couch and be worthless. I know, this sounds so enticing. But trust me, it is!

The want for Davis to grow up. I am not by any means a Cher fan. Here lately, I keep replaying 'If I could turn back time' over and over in my head. Despite the fits and tantrums, he is so darn cute and I want to bottle this age up and keep it in my pocket forever. He is so much fun to play with and interacts so well right now. With everything he is learning and watching him grow, he is still my little baby. So please, just stay little for a little longer. That's all I ask!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...But With Words!

and then, she {snapped}

Mom took me to feed the ducks at the pond!

I love watching the ducks and saying quack, quack! But why do I have to feed them?! I love bread, so shouldn't I just keep it for myself? I think those ducks are just fine without it. Besides, as we all know, mom doesn't feed me too much anyway!

Don't worry everyone! I figured out a simple solution to this madness. While mom is trying to be cute and feed the ducks, I'll just pretend. Oh, look! bread is all gone! I think I need more!

Awwww, dangit!! Do you think she saw me?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keep Your Wallet AND Your Waist Thin!

Today I have a guest post from John-Michael Haines of They have some very helpful and useful tips on how to eat healthy without blowing the budget. Who couldn't use that.
5 Ways to Have a Healthy Diet While Keeping a Healthy Budget
Filling up your grocery buggy means emptying the checking account for most Americans these days. Food prices have been on the rise for the past few years, and trends suggest that will continue. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot to maintain a healthy diet for you and your loved ones, though. Many healthy options are still affordable, as long as you look carefully for them.
1. Try a Vegan Diet Meat is expensive in dollars, calories, and often in future health bills. Taking meat and dairy out of your diet will make meals cheaper, easier to prepare, and healthier for you and your family. This will save money on grocery bills and medical costs as it’s estimated that the average family saves $4,000 a year buying vegetables instead of meat. Diets laden with meat and dairy are also full of animal fat, and are linked to cardiovascular disease: the number one killer in the nation. Nutritionists advise that the healthiest source of protein is vegetables, as diets that are higher in vegetable proteins are much lower in fat and calories. These diets result in a lower likelihood of weight-related disorders like heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

2. Cook with Seasonal Produce Fruits and vegetables ripen at different times of the year, depending on where you live. Buy them only when they are at the peak of their freshness, which also tends to be when they are at their cheapest price. Plan a menu using seasonal produce, and you’re sure to have flavorful food at a fraction of the cost. If you’re not sure which produce items are in season, just look at the prices and quantities. If there’s an overabundance of something and it’s on sale, odds are it’s in season. Try to use small amounts of seasonal seafood in a dish to add a tasty contrast in the appearance, flavor, and texture. The bulk of your meal should be made up of healthy, whole grains and vegetables. Some great examples include stir Chinese foods that use brown rice, Italian whole grain pasta, pizzas with whole-wheat crust, and of course the go-to healthy dish-- salads.

3. Buy in Bulk When dried, canned, and freezer goods go on sale, that’s the time to stock up on them in bulk. Shop once a month at a warehouse store like Sam’s Club or CostCo where bulk prices are low. They sell frozen fruits and vegetables, which are picked at the peak of freshness and have no sugar, salt or preservatives added.

4. Take a Homemade Lunch to Work You may not be surprised about the money this will save, but it might surprise you how much this will improve your health, attitude, and general productivity at work. Pack leftovers from the night before with a fresh piece of fruit.

5. Drink Tap Water This one is obvious, yet rarely practiced. If you don’t like the taste of your water, or aren’t satisfied with it’s purity, don’t cave in and buy bottled water! Instead, get a cheap water filter or purifier. This will save lots of money and help you avoid empty calories that don’t fill you up.

I hope these tips have helped you out and made you rethink eating healthy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My New Love

and then, she {snapped}

I have a dream closet and had to share Michael's handy work with everyone. When I say I love it, that doesn't begin to describe how much I LOVE it! Now, these pictures don't do it the justice it deserves, but you get the idea. I think someone else likes it in here, too. I find him in the closet laying on the rug all the time. It's so stinking cute. So, I grab some books and take advantage of him actually being still!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Modern Vintage Boutique Winner!!

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