Monday, June 22, 2009

My Office

Right now in my office. I kid you not. This is what I am looking at.

yes. I am also listening to the soundtrack on my ipod.
don't judge:)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father’s Day

I just wanted to take a moment to wish R a Happy Father’s Day.

P5280039 and of course to my own Dad – Happy Father’s Day.  I miss you and hope to see you soon.  Thanks for being such a great dad and PaPa to Sofia!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

In the last 24 hours….

this is what I have done:

started and finished this in a little under 6 hours


watched this for the 3rd time (I watched it twice on Thursday)

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watched this again


went to sleep. got up at 7:30 today and read this in about 6 hours

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watched this for the 4th time

twilight 2

watched this. well you can never get enough of this really..


then I actually got off the couch and made up Sofia’s bed

then I watched a move called Land of the Women.  pretty good.

well. I am pretty sure I can see my body and brain turning to mush. I have not even went outside today. Yes, I am still wearing pjs.

don’t hate me.  though i might need an intervention soon.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sofia's Summer Adventures

Sofia is in TX for most of the summer, visiting her Dad and Grandparents. She is having lots of fun from what I hear! I do know that she has acquired a rabbit and 2 turtles so far. I have decided those are TX pets and not allowed to exit the state!!! Since she is there for a while I looked for some summer activities for her to do and managed to find a few good things for her.

Next week she is going to "Under the Sea" camp at a local Children't museum. She will go Tues-Thurs for 3 hours each day. This will be a good chance for her to explore and spend some time with some other kids.

After that week, the next she will be doing this. Yep, Surf Camp! Hey, I figure if you are spending the summer near the beach you might as well make the most of it! I can't wait to see pictures!

Then after that it is back to the museum for "Fairy Princess" week.

Of course, she is already having a great time going to the movies, Chuck E Cheese, Build a Bear and of course riding the carosel at the mall several times! She is getting the royal treatment for sure this summer!

Flashback Friday

Not going back too far today. Halloween 2008. I was really happy with how Sofia's costume turned out. If you know me, you know I LOVE me some Halloween! You can check out the making of her costume here and here.
Have a great weekend. Oh and speaking of Halloween, I picked my self up something at a yard sale this morning. Think...."Fiddle-dee-dee! Ashley told me he likes to see a girl with a healthy appetite!"

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Show us Where You Live Friday – Playroom


It is almost Friday so it is time to play along with Kelly from Kelly’s Korner.  This week it is playrooms, laundry rooms or bonus rooms.  I am showing you our stable playroom.  Many of you know Sofia is a HUGE horse fan.  So look around and you will see not much else out here but horses.  Breyer Horses, American Girl Horses, small horses, big horses, barns, trucks with trailers, talking horses.  You name it we got it! 

The big barn was an awesome find in Las Vegas of all places!  There was a toy store between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay and all toys were 50% off so Santa had to scoop this up!  They even shipped it to us which was awesome!  I rearrange this room a lot. All of her dolls stay in her room along with books.  In this room, the white shelf holding the horses was a great Goodwill find as well as the wooden table you can see in the other picture.  It was my $3.99 Pottery Barn Kids table find at the Goodwill!  The table costs $150!  I like to use baskets for all her toys, well because I like baskets and they are just easy to move around. 

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I just noticed the green tassel hanging from the horses ear after I posted this!  Pretty sure on this day Butterscotch was dressed up for a parade!

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Those big guys in the middle are Butterscotch and Smores.  Thanks for touring the stable!  Make sure you head over to Kelly’s to check out all the great rooms!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Real Housewives of NJ

OMG, please tell me you watched this train wreck and catfight on tv tonight! I must admit I love all these RH shows but man, this NJ bunch are wild!

Monday, June 15, 2009

American Chopper

Ok - did any of you watch American Choppers that had John Gosselin on it? The snide remarks he makes throughout the whole show are just ridiculous. Constant jabs at Kate. I'm telling you I think I like her better now.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer Project

I decided to start a project today!  Now let me be honest.  I love to buy things with the intent to make them great.  Sometimes I do and well…sometimes I don’t!  I bought this ugly item back last December at my Goodwill for 50% off of the price tag on the bed so yep, $4.99 was my price.  Nice.  It is very heavy and I just loved the high headboard.  I am not sure of the age of it but it is very heavy and solid. It did not have the bed rails with it, so I will have to “rig” it up to the bed frame.  I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it!  Currently it is painted a very ugly and very bright yellow.  I am not sure what I will do with it when I am finished.

I started stripping it today and made a good bit of progress.  I ran out of stripper though and I let it dry too long the first time around so I really did not get off as much as I would have liked to.  Next weekend I will add another coat of stripper.

The headboard (backside of it) and the footboard.  I think the curved accent are very feminine and will look very girly when finished. 

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$9.99 was a bargain but hey, 50% off is even better!!

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The front of the headboard and the front of the footboard. 

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Paint Stripper doing the work

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What do you think?  Should I paint it white so that it it will match pretty much anything in Sofia’s room or stain it back to the original condition.  I think I might be leaning towards staining it but then I also think painting it and then maybe adding a monogram to the headboard might also be nice.  Let me know what you think – paint or stain.  If I paint it, what color?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Because they are too great to wait until Monday’s Thrifty Treasures


It is that time again!  Time to share all your wonderful yard sale and thrift store finds!  Make sure you head over to see Rhoda at Southern Hospitality to join in the party!

I stopped at 3 yard sales Friday morning – all right beside each other and I spent $19 on some really great things! Here is what I got:

Beautiful (LIKE NEW) Pottery Barn Kids twin size quilt, sham and decorative flower-shaped pillow - $5.00. I will use this to swap out Sofia’s bedding in the Spring. This was still in the PBK package!

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Set of 4 Melamine plates and matching cups 2 w/ lemons, 2 w/ limes - $2.00

Pink wooden frame with metal bunny and carrot - $1.00

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2 large metal standing vases / containers - $2.00 for both

large collage-type frame with mat (this color frames matches all in my bedroom / bathroom - $3.00

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2 huge baskets, very sturdy $5.00 for both

and you can’t tell very well in the picture but a got Sofia an unopened jar full of those fizzing bath ice cream things - .50

and not pictured 2 Spanish dictionaries that I gave to a friend at work - .50

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I would say not bad! The price of the picture frame was $25.99 originally!

Saturday I went to several sales, but not very much luck. Almost everything I bought came from 2 of the same sales I went to yesterday.  They had put out more stuff and I am glad that I stopped!  I spent $13.75 today and got:

Set of 3 tall metal outdoors candle holders - $4

Pewter or metal bunny and carrot tray - $4 for both

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3 black 5 x 7 frames - .75

Set of 6 white napkins with bluebirds - $1

2 large material remnants - $2

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New unopened package of pineapple soaps from Hallmark - $1

Baby Lulu dress and shoes - $1 (these I will give to a friend at work)

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Strangest item I saw for sale this weekend:



Hope ya’ll are having a great weekend! 

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Flashback Friday

Well I just had a Flashback post yesterday, so ya’ll are probably tired of that but what can I say, not much happening around here. 

Unless of course, you like reading about my scorpion hunting.  Picture this:  me outside in my pjs and pink crocs with bug spray, blue light flashlight and a small frying pan.  Yes that is what I did for a while last night.  I killed 3 HUGE scorpions in my backyard last night.  They are so ugly and scary and I just hate them!  So I will be doing this most every night for a while.  YUCK! 

Of course, before that my evening was very exciting as I fixed my dishwasher!  It was not draining so I had to take it apart a little bit and clean it out and then put it back together. Exciting right? 

Then just to add a little more fun to the evening I decided to flip and rotate my king-size pillow top mattress.  Well, I managed to do it but not without breaking a glass knic knac from my dresser. 

I also did 3 loads on laundry, took out the trash and gave myself a mini-pedicure before my fancy pedicure and manicure here tomorrow with a few of my friends from work.  We are using our prize money we won at our awards banquet in April.  So my feet need lots of help so I had to fix them up a little bit before letting the ladies at the spa fix them!!!

Now without further delay…my Flashback Friday!


Well clearly this is not my Sofia.  I decided since I posted a flashback of Fia yesterday, I would flashback to someone else today.  No, this isn’t just a random child!  This sweet baby is my wonderful friend Elizabeth’s son, Reid.  This picture was taken in 2000 at my parent’s house while I was babysitting Reid for Elizabeth.  He was just so darn cute and I was loving a new camera and loving all those flowers on our farm.  So there you go! 

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I am exhausted

Today was such a long day! We had our “Open House” event at my new office building and well, you all know me, I love to be on committees and help plan events so I was there all day working to get things ready. We had a great time and a great turn out. I was really surprised by how many people brought their family members or friends to see the new building. In case you all want to know who I work for, you can check us out here: But the company has lots of programs that I don’t work for. So more specifically, have you ever heard of SilverSneakers? Check it out here: Chances are if you have not heard of it, your parents or grandparents might have. It is the leading exercise program for seniors offered by many insurance companies to their Medicare members. It is an amazing program that can and does change the life of seniors every day! Alright,I will stop talking about work now!

Seeing all those kids made me miss my sweetheart tonight and I was happy to hear her voice on the phone this evening. She is having a great time in Laughlin and Las Vegas this week with her grandparents. But since I was missing her and since well, this is my blog I thought I would have a special edition on Flashback Wednesday. So enjoy (or don’t) the pictures! Hey the work week is more than half way over!

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This last picture is my favorite of ALL TIME of Sofia and I together. She is about 6 months old and we were visitng my wonderful friend Elizabeth and she is such a great photographer that I asked her to take pictures of Sofia and of us together. This picture still hands and will always hand on my wall in my house. I also have an oil painting made of Sofia from another picture she took at the same time. Make sure you go check out her blog so that she will start posting more!013_13

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I am trying out Windows Live Writer

Just thought I would give this a try to see if it is any easier.



well I do like how fast it uploads pics that is for sure!  and you can resize them in the blog.


UPDATE – Oh yeah, I like this Windows Live Writer!!!

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Today I may or may not have been slightly (or more than slightly) addicted to the following things:
I might also still be wearing is 5:20pm