Saturday, February 28, 2009

Interviews with Vivi and Em

I saw this over at Angi's blog, Making Memories and I thought that I would give it a try.

These are verbatim, I only typed what they said. There was no coaching on my part.

First, Vivi got in to hot seat.

1. What is something mom always says to you? Vivi: "Tell Emmy sorry"
2. What makes mom happy? Vivi: "When I give stuff to her"
3. What makes mom sad? Vivi: "When me and Emmy are sick"
4. How does your mom make you laugh? Tickles me
5. What was your mom like as a child? Vivi: "Liked reading books"
6. How old is your mom? "3...I'm 4 now." Me: "So, you're older than me?" Vivi: "Yep"
7. How tall is your mom? Vivi : "Like a Giant!"
8. What is her favorite thing to do? Vivi: "Drinking pop"
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Vivi: "Go to work"
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Vivi: "Paint"
11. What is your mom really good at? Vivi: "When I get an owie, you kiss it and put a bandaid on it"
12. What is your mom not very good at? Vivi: "Playing soccer with nobody"
13. What does your mom do for a job? Vivi: "Going on the computer at your work"
14.What is your mom's favorite food? Vivi: "Broccoli"
15.What makes you proud of your mom? Vivi: "Hugging"
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Vivi: "Minnie"
17. What do you and your mom do together? Vivi: "Playing games"
18. How are you and your mom the same? Vivi: "We got same eyes"
19. How are you and your mom different? Vivi: "We drink different pops."
20. How do you know your mom loves you?M: "She holds me."
21. What does your mom like most about your dad? "When he brings mommy and me and emmy and the cats food"
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? Vivi: " work?"

Then it was Emerson's turn.

1. What is something mom always says to you? Emerson: "Did you talk to Luke today?"
2. What makes mom happy? Emerson: "Your cookies that you eat each night."
3. What makes mom sad? Emerson: "When she has to yell at me."
4. How does your mom make you laugh? Emerson: "By squeezing my butt and saying "PEACH CHEEKS!""
5. What was your mom like as a child? Emerson: "Meema said that she had straight hair and blue eyes and did everything she was told" (Thanks Mom!)
6. How old is your mom? Emerson: "36, but she says she's 27"
7. How tall is your mom?M: "5 foot 5"
8. What is her favorite thing to do? Emerson: "Spend time with us"
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Emerson: "I don't know, I'm not around!"
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? "Bowling"
11. What is your mom really good at? Emerson: "Reading"
12. What is your mom not very good at? Emerson: "Running"
13. What does your mom do for a job? Emerson: "All I know is that she types fast"
14.What is your mom's favorite food? Emerson: "Fettuccini Alfredo"
15.What makes you proud of your mom? Emerson: "She's my mom, why wouldn't I be proud?"
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Emerson: "Kim Possible"
17. What do you and your mom do together? Emerson: "We go to the movies on Friday afternoons"
18. How are you and your mom the same? Emerson: "We have the same eyes"
19. How are you and your mom different? Emerson: "She's a better bowler than me."
20. How do you know your mom loves you? Emerson: "She would do anything for me, even die."
21. What does your mom like most about your dad? Emerson: "He makes her laugh"
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? Emerson: "Caribou Coffee"

Friday, February 27, 2009

I Got Myself A New Gig!!

OK, all you secret sex kittens, (and you know who you are) I got something coming up that is right up your alley!

Today as I was perusing my emails, I came across one from a website. They emailed me because I left a comment on another blog where they were hosting a giveaway. It's a sight you say...matrial aids...or personal toys, if you will.

They asked me to review a few of their products and tell you all how I like them. How fun is that? There might even be a giveaway after I get done with the reviews! (Something to add to your goody drawer, or closet, or room or whatever... no judgement)

So, tonight Matt and I get to go on the site and pick out 3 things that we find...interesting.

Just in case you're squeamish about this kind of stuff or you're Amish, this is your warning. If you see a post that says Review, you know what I'm reviewing. But really folks, who couldn't use a little spice? I also don't have one of those counters that tells you who visits your site, just in case you want to visit incognito.

This is your chance to learn something new and I will do all the dirty work for you. (That's just the kind of friend I am)

You know my motto; "Sin early, Sin often."

Acid Flashback Friday

Today's Flasback is brought to you by Emerson who is the biggest ABBA fan ever!

Waterloo - ABBA 1974

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday Birthday Haiku To You!

Favorite Beatle
Not John, Not Paul, or Ringo
But George Harrison.

Happy Birthday George Harrison, you are missed dearly.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

All For You - A Fun Little Game Revisited.

Vivienne had a pretty rough night last night and wasn't feeling well this morning. I stayed home from work and have basically held her all day. She finally just fell asleep. I have a laundry list of things to do and I'm hoping that I can get them done soon. But right now, I'm tired.

I decided to play the MP3 game again. Some of you may remember when I played it a couple of months ago. I have put quite a bit more music on the Zune (MP3) so let's see what the answers are this time.

1. Put your music on shuffle

2. For each question - press the next button to get your answer


You don't Have to Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield But it would be nice if you did.

Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel I'm not trying to seduce you, would you like me to seduce you?

I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi I suppose he should be around every once in a while.

Somewhere Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin That right there between exhaustion and delerium.

Painting the Roses Red - Alice in Wonderland Always making the Queen happy

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter That's about right

Disturbia - Rhianna Right on the nose, I'd say.

The Glamorous Life - Sheila E I wouldn't say often, but enough

Somebody Bring Me Some Water - Melissa Etheridge As long as they're up.

She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5 Oh Yes...she will be.

Siren - Tori Amos I want to lure sailors into the rocks.

You're Only Human - Billy Joel As much as you want to think that you are some sort of God...

Take It To The Limit - Eagles I've done that once or twice in my childhood

Independant Woman - Destiny's Child Just so there are no misunderstandings in what is to be expected.

Good Things - The Bodeans I hope they are able to say some good things too.

Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - Tavaras Office worker by day, Angel by night.

Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John It was almost "Death by Noggin" until I was able to reach the remote.

Rehab - Rhianna and Justin Timberlake Yeah, I'm going to borrow a line from Amy Winehouse and Matt. And I say No No No!

Just A Girl - No Doubt No plans for the sex change just yet.

Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles Mine wasn't real silver.

People Watching - Jack Johnson And photographing them without their knowledge

Desperado - Eagles "...the sky won't snow and the sun won't shine...."

Babylon - David Gray Never really gave it much thought, but ok.

Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith So for a few seconds before we reach our floors, yes... yes they have.

Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson The recipe MUST be perfected!!!

Shake Your Tailfeathers - Ray Charles I've been sitting on them too long.

All For You - Sister Hazel

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bra Fitting Results and More Change

I went for a bra fitting on Saturday. I have never done that before, and I was pretty sure I was wearing the wrong size. I spend most of my day wrestling the girls into place just for them to go back to where they where. I constantly have my hands up my shirt and I think people were starting to notice.

The first store I went to was Lane Bryant. I figured I would go there because they were used to the larger scale of breast and they sell Cacique lingerie.

The woman was very nice, and measured me at at 36DDD. WHAT??!!! Do they even make them that size?

I was currently spilling out of a 38DD, and at the same time pulling down the band because it was too big, so this did make sense. The only problem? This particular Lane Bryant doesn't carry 36 band size.

Off to the dreaded Victoria Secrets I went. I asked the twig girl who was dressed more for the VIP room in a club then selling underwear on a Saturday afternoon if they carried DDD.

She looked up at me and sort of gave me a snort and said no. I was about to leave and she asked me if I needed to be measured. I told her that I just got measured at Lane Bryant and she basically called them hacks.

She measured me again and said that I was definitely a 36 but I could get away with a 38 or 40 for the cup size. She gave me a couple of bras and put me in a dressing room to try them on. As I was trying those on she was catapulting more bras over the door for me to try. At one point it was raining nylon and Lycra.

I found 2 that fit well and felt good. One is the Dream Angel Demi with Lace sides in a 38DD. ( I look exactly like this model!)

The other one is the BioFit Uplift in 40DD. ( I look just like her too)

Here is my concern, both these bras fit and feel really good, but am I only these sizes in Victoria Secrets? Where does one go to get a DDD bra, Omar the tent maker? As it is, Emerson can wear each of these bras on her head if it's raining and never get wet.


I decided to change the Twilight purse. Now, don't get your panties in a bunch, I told you how I change all the time and it's not like I set it on fire.

Remember when I first showed you the purse and I told you that it can be changed by unsnapping the plastic overlay? That's what I did. I printed some pictures off the Internet and taped them on the backside of the Twilight pictures. This is how it came out.

Side A

Side B

I bought the martini paper at Michael's today for .39 each.

I'm hoping to use this purse for a while and I wonder how many transformations it will go through before I'm done with it.

Johnny Depp Monday!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

There is a Giveaway Afoot!

Kimber over at I Know, Right? is having a giveaway for her 100th post.

Kimber is an amazing, amazing person and it is only fitting that her giveaway be pretty amazing too.

The prize includes; (description borrowed from her blog)

1 unopened, still in it's original shrinkwrap bottle of So Rachel 'So Natural' Body wash in "Fresh" scent
1 unopened, still in it's original shrinkwrap bottle of So Rachel 'So Natural' Body Lotion in "Fresh" scent
1 brand new, never been opened deck of Uno cards (so random, yes..but that's just me!)
1 Small Butternut Longaberger pottery bowl in the traditional weave pattern
1 first quality, Longaberger Medium Market Basket with a Sage Green bias-cut cloth liner and plastic basket protector
and something you DON'T see, because it's in the basket, is an extra surprise!

She would like me to post what I would do with the basket, I don't know yet. I have tons of things around here that need a place. But be sure that whatever I put in there is a prized possession.

So go over to see here and give her some bloggy love and enter to win.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Because That's How I Roll

I like to mix things up alot. I have already changed my hair color, my hair cut, my make-up, and some of my wardrobe.

I have signed up for knitting classes and yoga classes for after bowling is over in the spring.

I have literally changed everything that I can without getting surgeons involved.

So, as you can see, I have changed my layout in anticipation of Spring.

What do you think?

Six Word Saturday!

Going for a bra fitting today.
If you would like to join 6 word Saturday go see Cate.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fabulous Foto Friday!

This week for FFF, I am submitting a picture that we took this week when we drove past the bar CubbyBear which is right across the street from Wrigley Field. We saw it when we were at the stoplight and then Matt pulled into the parking lot to wait for it to come around again to take a picture of it. He thinks he's just SOOOOO funny!!

Wow, I haven't seen that since High School. It was written big in the boy's washroom, but never this big!
If you would like to join Fabulous Foto Friday, go over to Kimmy's blog at Our Life's Journey.

Acid Flashback Friday

Last week was something from the 70's, today is a classic from the 80's.

Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler 1983
What's with the Village of the Damned choir boys???!!! Xanax definitely needs to use this song as their theme song, don't ya think?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tag... I'm It!

Becky over at In The Trenches tagged me to show my purse.

These are the rules:

1) Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you cannot go up to your closet and pull out that cute little purse you used back before you had kids. I want to know what you carried today or the last time you left the house.

2) I want to know how much it cost:) And this is not to judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I’d love to hear it.

3) Tag some chicks. And link back to this post so people know why the heck you’re showing everyone your diaper bag/non-diaper bag.

Well, I already showed you my purse on this post. So, this time I figured I would show you what's in my purse.

The Twilight purse and the carry all bag that I put things in that don't fit in the Twilight purse.

As you can see, it's pretty full. I have a hard time zipping it up.

1) Sunglasses (they were only $1.50 at the BOGO sale at Payless Shoes)

2) My awesome cigarette case wallet.

3) The great and poweful Zune (mp3 player)

4) A Valentine that Emerson gave me.

5) Blue Tooth (It's illegal to drive in the Chicago city limits and talk on the phone without a hands-free device)

6) Cell phone (aka Life)

7) Diet Pills (a prescription by a real doctor, not just a guy with the first name doctor)

8) Ace of Spades eraser (What? You don't have one?)

9) Keys ( with the uber-awesome skull keychain)

10) Directions for the Blue Tooth (still haven't quite figured it out)

11) Emergency stash of candy

12) Business Card holder (I hardly ever give out my business card, but at least they have a pretty holder so I look important)

13) oops, no 13. Sorry

14) Emergency wine glass (You wouldn't believe how many times I've had to break this out!)

15) Emergency Barbie ( she has gotten me out of many a jam)

16) Work keys

17) One zillion lipsticks (you never know what mood I'm in)

18) pens (although I'm never able to find one)

19) mascara

20) Checkbook (notice that I just write the number and the amount on the back, and in no particular order, much to Matt's dismay)

21) Edward bodyspray ( I have to keep it with me, to give me a boost during the day. It's not a problem, I can quit anytime!!!)

22) Blue Tooth charger (Not that I can figure out how to use it)

OK, on to the carry all!

It's one of those recycle bags that you get at the grocery store so you don't use the paper or plastic bags. Matt got me this one at Walgreens because I'm a HUGE Cubs fan! (Pitchers and Catchers reported to camp last Friday!!!!!) He paid .99 for it.

1) My Super Duper Mom Calendar/Organizer (so I know where I am on any given day)

2) Huge bottle of Pepsi (It truly is my weakness)

3) Spare Pepsi (I might run out!!!)

4) Waffles (Breakfast is the most important meal of the day)

Usually I bring my lunch in this too, but we didn't have anything good in the house this morning.

Now to tag:

I want to see your purse Nana from Nana's Kitchen.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wednesday's Haiku to You

Haikus aren't easy

Sometimes I get really stumped


Monday, February 16, 2009

Nope...Won't Do It!

I have come to a decision about life...a life decision, if you will.

I will not see another Sylvester Stallone movie until he makes Rhinestone II!!!!

Thank you. *Curtsy*
Be sure to go to Matt's blog on Tuesday to see our family day this past weekend.

Johnny Depp Monday!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Six Word Saturday - A Valentine's Edition

May This Be All You Wear!!
If you would like to join in on 6 Word Saturday go visit Cate.
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fabulous Foto Friday!!!

For the last couple of weeks, if Emerson did well all week at school, she got to go to the movies after school on Friday.

It's a great incentive for her, and I get to go to the movies. It's a win win!

Last Friday and tonight, we got a special treat, Matt got to go with us.

This week, Emerson came out of school without any late slips, so off we went to see "Confessions of a Shopaholic"

I was really leery of this one. I had read and LOVED the books and to be perfectly honest, I was scared they were going to ruin it.

Well. I don't know if it was because it has been many years since I picked up those books, or that adorable Isla Fisher, but we all walked out of the movie with smiles on our faces.

So for my FFF this week, Matt took a picture of Em and I at the movies.

OOOOOOOHHHH......I forgot to tell you the best story of the day!!!!

When I picked up Emerson today after school, she told me a little tidbit.

Em: "Today, Celeste asked me something that Luke asked her to ask me."

(SCORECARDS... SCORECARDS HERE!!!! Can't tell the players without'em!!!)

Me: "What did he ask?"

Em: "I can't tell you until the end. So, Celeste asks me and without even thinking I said yes"

Me: "Well, what did he ask?"

Em: "Hold on! Then I thought about it and I decided that I came to the right decision."

Me: "You're killing me, Em!"

Em: "OK, Luke asked Celeste to ask me if I would be his Valentine and I said yes."

Me: "That is so sweet!!!"

Em: "Celeste told me that he's had a crush on me since the first grade!"

Me: "Well, you used to call Luke your boyfriend in Kindergarten."

Em: "Are you crying, Mommy?"

Me: "I was just thinking about how lovely that story is going to be at your wedding. Do you think you'll want to go with a band or a DJ?"

Em: "MOMMY!!!!"

Me: "Well, you could do much worse, you know, his mom is really nice!"

Acid Flashback Friday

Being a child of the seventies, I got most of my exposure to popular music from The Muppet Show.
Every Saturday night, we would be glued to the TV to see who the guest star was that week.
Elton John has always been my very favorite entertainer and I think this episode of The Muppet Show is the reason why.

Crocodile Rock - Elton John sung on The Muppet Show February 6, 1978

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The "HUH?" Moment at Walmart

For Emerson's concert she was going to wear saddle shoes. Because the concert was being held in the gym/cafeteria, the teachers wanted the kids to wear white gym shoes.

Not being one for conventional footwear (wonder where she get that from?) Emerson doesn't own white gym shoes.

Currently, these are what she's sporting on her ever pampered tootsies.

Not very 50'sish, right? That's what we thought too.

So, off to Walmart we went to pick up a pair of white, but not lame, '50 style shoes.

We were in luck, they had a whole shelf jammed packed with a style of white shoe that was deemed acceptable. We got Em's size, she tried them on and off to check out we went.

After waiting in line, the checkout lady grabbed the shoes and scanned them. All of a sudden the register started beeping and a little piece of paper popped out.

Did I win something? Was I the 1 zillionth customer?

The checkout lady grabs the shoes and the piece of paper and this is how it went.

Lady: "I can't sell you these shoes."

Me: "What?"

Lady: " I'm sorry, the register told me I can't sell you these shoes."

Me (looking around): "Am I on Candid Camera?"

Lady: "Let me see if I can get the Manager for you."
She fruitlessly waves her arms at the Manager who is on the phone and doing her best to ignore us.

Me: "Look, Did my husband talk to you? Because let me tell you, he's a huge liar from way back! I don't care what he says, I don't have a problem with buying shoes! I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT!!!!!!"

The poor checkout lady's eyes get really big and she starts speaking slowly as if she's talking to a toddler.

Lady: "No Ma'am, there is something wrong with the shoes, they are recalled and I can't sell them to you."

Me: "Oh, well why didn't you say that in the first place? I don't want defective shoes, we'll just be on our way then."

I grab Emerson by the hand and we practically ran out the door and across the street to Target. They, of course, don't have white, not lame, 50's style shoes. But we got this pair instead. I think they're a little more 60's style, but we're talking about 4th grade here. No one is auditioning for Hairspray or Grease.

When we got to the checkout at Target, you can call me gun shy, but this is how the conversation went.

Checkout Lady: "That will be $13.26."

Me: "So, you're going to sell me the shoes?"

Lady: "Ummm... yeah, do you still want them?"

Me: "Oh, yes!"

Lady: "Then it will be $13.26."

Me: "Thank you so much!!!"

Lady: "Ummm....Have a good day?"

I'm not sure but I think I managed to get my picture up in both Walmart and Target yesterday. A most impressive feat!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This Would Make Even Tim Gunn Stand Up and Take Notice!!

Last night, Emerson had a school concert in which she sang with her class. The theme was 50's Sock Hop. She was required to wear items of clothing from the era; poodle skirts, sunglasses, wide headbands, scarves, etc.

According to Emerson, it was imperative that she wore a poodle skirt.

A poodle skirt...SERIOUSLY??!??!

I don't know if I have ever mentioned this, but I work full time outside the home. I also have a husband who works ungodly hours and another child who's a little...we'll call it...needy.

Emerson: "Please mommy, I don't want to be the only kid who's not dressed up!"

Me: "OK, we'll figure something out."

Have I mentioned that I cannot sew to save my life? Nope, not a stitch. But I have MAD SKILLZ when it comes to Velcro.

So, Tuesday night after I picked up Vivi, went to the Chiropractor, I stopped at Hobby Lobby. I got some lilac satin material, Velcro, something called Liquid Stitch, and an iron-on poodle.

I got home about 8pm and started working.

I also have a MONSTER cold that has left me with no voice, an ear ache, a headache, and a fever never under 101.1 for 3 days now. ( I know, I need to go to the doctor, I will in my spare time)

So last night, this is what she looked like at her concert. (I back combed her hair)

And here is a little video of her speech that she had to say.

She was a HUGE HIT and I was a little disappointed when I saw that some of the parent's interpretation of the "50's look" was something to be desired. But I won't show you the pictures.

None the less, Emerson was her usual fabulous self and I can drink my NyQuil with White Russian chaser feeling a little bit superior.

Tonight, remind me to tell you the "Shoes at Walmart" story. You'll get a kick out of that one.

Wednesday Haiku For You

Spring is in the air

Turtles are getting frisky

Alas, they're both males.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Johnny Depp Monday

I am so excited about this movie, July 1st couldn't come soon enough for me!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Haircut Day!!!!

I'm really happy with it, what do you think?

Six Word Saturday!

Haircut today, hope it doesn't resemble Trudy!

If you want to join in the fun go over to Cate's.

(See Trudy pictures below)

Friday, February 6, 2009


I'm a little late for Fabulous Foto Friday, but I got a good one for you today. First I have a suggestion. Are any of you interested in a little inexpensive masochism? If so, you should really try eyebrow threading. It's fast, it hurts like hell, and it's only $5!!!!


After (trust me, there's a difference)

After I was brutally tortured by an eighteen year old Eastern Indian woman for 3 1/2 minutes, we took Emerson to see "He's Just Not That In To You", I really enjoyed it. For dinner after the movie we went over to Old Country Buffet.

I've never fully understood Old Country Buffet, I just don't get stuffing yourself until you explode. But, they have a small salad bar, so who am I to complain.

Usually the best part of going to Old Country Buffet is the people watching. You can just sit back and enjoy all walks of life in there.

But tonight, I have seen MY future and let me tell you it's not pretty.

Look how fierce she is with her leopard headband, she has a matching coat too.

The real story is how we obtained these pictures.
We were sitting across the restaurant from...ummm....let's call her...Trudy.

We were sitting across the restaurant from Trudy and we were trying our hardest to get a nonchalant picture of her. It didn't work, the flash wouldn't go that far, so they were really dark.

Matt was bound and determined to get me a picture for FFF, so he and Emerson went and sat at the table right in front of her. Em pretended to pose and then jumped out of the way and Matt got the picture of...what was her name? Oh yeah, Trudy!!

That was our Friday night, on the fast track to Hell. But mostly Matt's going cause he actually took the pictures.

P.S. I get the haircut tomorrow and I am so excited! I promise there will be pictures and you can then compare them to Trudy.

Acid Flashback Friday

Ladies, Gentlemen, Children and Parrotheads all over...

Dates have been announced...
Tickets are going on sale...
Plans are in motion...

Southern Cross - covered by Jimmy Buffett originally sung by Crosby, Stills & Nash - 1982

This one is my favorite, Emerson loves One Particular Harbor.

If any of you are at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin on August 29th, look for me. I will probably be in a grass skirt and Matt's coconut bra. (and no kids!!!)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I Suck!!

I am totally that actor who is up for an award and doesn't show up to collect it! You can't just take one day off of shooting to get your statue??? Come on, if Catherine Zeta Jones can waddle up there a zillion months pregnant and get her award, you can take the red eye to get there too!! I'm just sayin'.

So, Nana over at Nana's Kitchen gave me two award quite a few days ago and I am finally getting around to posting them (shameful, I know)

I apologize to you Nana and to the lucky recipients to these awards. I had Emerson pick the names out of the awesome prize purse this time. The 5 lucky bloggers are...

You guys get 2...count them 2 awards for the price of one!!
That's not all!!!! What would you say if I told you I had another award to give out? I know, it CRAZY WIFEY'S AWARD CLOSEOUT SALE!!!!! We're just giving it away!

I got this next award from Susanna over at Sticky Stuff on the Floor. It has rules. List 5 reasons why Life is Grand and pass it on to 5 friends. Here are 5 things I am thankful for in my life.

1) I am thankful that my mother is 7 years breast cancer free and has a sense of humor when I call her breasts Frankenboobies.

2) I am thankful that my kids are healthy and happy. I have read too many things in other blogs and seen too many things on the news recently that makes me feel incredibly lucky.

3) I am thankful that I live in the booming metropolis that is Chicago and be able to drive just a few short hours away and be in the middle of country life.

4) I am thankful for all of my friends, bloggies or otherwise who know what to say to make me smile or even laugh out loud.

5) I am thankful for text messaging, otherwise I would actually have to speak to Matt a trillion times a day instead of just typing a quick message to him.

Now on to the recipients!

Enjoy your awards everyone and I promise I will no longer bogart the bloggy love.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Is That Edward I Smell? Why Yes, Yes It Is!

I got my package today!!!!

I have to tell you that I couldn't be happier than if Edward himself came to my house and rubbed his body all over me to give me his scent! (Well, maybe that would be better.)

I got the body spray, lotion and lip balm in Edward. I love it, love it, LOVE IT!!! I have to say, that I am not a big perfume or cologne wearer. Usually I find that fragrances are way too strong for me. Most of the time I will try something and then want to rip my clothes off so I don't have to smell it anymore.

This scent, which is a combination of honey, lilac and sun, is absolutely perfect for me! If I would have found it in the store and it didn't have Edward's name on it, I would wear it. And because it does have his name on it and it is his scent, that makes it even better. It is what I picture him smelling like. To me it smells like a beautiful summer day. All of the products are hand made and the lotion and body spray have a little bit of shimmer to them so you sparkle a little in the sun. (How cool is that?)

I seriously couldn't love anything more! I'm afraid I'm going to use it all in a week, it's smells that good. I got a ton of compliments on it too.

It makes me feel happy and hopeful and pretty!

Now I got mine at, but I just went over to the actual website and I was stunned to find that you can get room/linen spray that smells like Forks or LaPush.

They are also talking about making actual perfume and shower gel in the scents they already have.

Edward - honey, lilac and sun

Bella - Freesia and Lavender

Alice - citrus and orchid

Jacob - wood and earth

They also sent me a small sample of a new scent called Promises. It was inspired by the wedding and all the flowers. It really smells good!

So RUN don't walk over to or essenceoftwilight and order your favorite character or scent. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

Now, I have to find Twilight Valentines, because that's what Emerson wants to give out. I think I am going to have to make them. I will let you know how they turn out

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Wednesday Haiku to You

Beating the winter blahs
Colored hair platinum
Cutting it like Pink's

Colored it tonight, getting it cut on Saturday. I will definitely post pictures when it's done.

Monday, February 2, 2009

My Twilight Purse

Some of you were asking where I got my purse. Some even ventured to think that I made it *snort* I wish I had that kind of creativity and talent.

This is the one side.

This is the other side, the inside is black and white striped.

I got the purse for Christmas from my mother. Back in December they had a weekend sale at the Merchandise Mart. Usually, most of the Merchandise Mart isn't open to the public. You have to be a buyer or a designer to be able to purchase anything.

The sale was called "One of a Kind" sale and was open to the public.

After I opened it on Christmas Eve, my mother told me that it was between this one and a Johnny Depp one. She was having a really hard time deciding until the lady selling the purses let her in on a secret. The purse has snaps on the side and when you unsnap them, it opens up the clear plastic overlay. You can switch pictures anytime you want. My mother even suggested that I put pictures of my kids in if.

I have never been accosted by so many teenage girls in my life than over this purse. Wait until that body spray comes in and they smell me!!!

That's how I got my Twilight purse.
If I decide to go to the Twilight convention this weekend, I will be all set. I have my "Team Edward" shirt, my purse, and hopefully my scent. I will be the biggest (happiest) loser in the place, there might have to be restraining orders put in place.

Johnny Depp Monday

You guys asked for it, here ya go!

Scruffy, sexy Johnny!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Photos of our Date!!

As I told you before, Matt and I had a date today. We went and saw Spamalot while the girls stayed at my mom's house.

Here are some pictures of our day.

All dressed up (sort of) and ready to go!

Waiting for the bus with my Twilight purse.

Goofballs on the bus.

The view of the Sears Tower from the bus.

The new Trump Towers.

These signs just cracked us up. They were all over the city and someone put extra letters on the ones on Wabash Ave.


Ready to go in.

Enjoying a cup of hot mulled wine while we wait for the doors to open.

There you have it, our date to see Spamalot.

Hope you all had a wonderful Superbowl Sunday!