Monday, August 30, 2010

Spray Paint

I have recently discovered Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. Swooooon. I am in love with it and am currently spray painting pretty much everything I own. (Husband is annoyed none too pleased with it)
So far I've spray painted Dollar Tree ceramic pumpkins. They were a yucky orange color. Now they are oil rubbed bronze.
Side note....have you BEEN to the Dollar Tree lately?? Did you know everything is ONE DOLLAR???!!!! I haven't been in one in foreva and just went recently. They have some cute things, which some are made more cute with some spray paint.
I'm also obsessed with cloches and apochathery jars. I don't know, actually I do know why.
Lately I've been visiting blogs that will have "share" days and other people will post links to their blogs with photos of cool things they've been making. There are literally like 8 million of these cool blogs out there. Tons of finds at Goodwill (I've only given to them up to I guess I need to shop there) Seriously....they will take some of the more scary of items, but give a little spray paint and you have some cuuuuute things.
So, when I finally find and make some of these things I will post photos!

Friday, August 27, 2010 fresh....

I love Subway. I do. I love all their veggies, except onions. (In my opinion, onions are evil) I do, however, LOVE green peppers. LOVE them.
Anyways, every single time I go to Subway I order one of two ways. I either list all the veggies I want and say, "and a TON of green peppers" or I say "and a MASSIVE amount of green peppers."
Doesn't really matter how I say it....all I know is that apparently green peppers are reeeaaallly expensive, or "TON" and "MASSIVE" to Subway workers means 3 pieces. Every. Single. Time.
I have to then say, "More please." and then they give me 3 more slices. wth?? i always order lettuce and they give you 5 cups of that, so why can I not get that much in green peppers?? Maybe I need to get a turkey and green pepper on wheat next time. (cheap bastards)

Friday, August 20, 2010


I love, love, love fall. I cannot wait to decorate for fall (which I wait until Sept. 1st, because I think that is long enough)
I love pumpkins, acorns, leaves, more pumpkins, pears, gourds, and more pumpkins.
I purchased some huge letters at Hobby Lobby (oh how I hate the Hobby Lobby) and i'm spray painting them black. I got letters to spell "eek" and "boo" and am going to hang them on the wall with orange ribbon. Yes, not fall, but close enough for me.
I was so close to go to Bath and Body Works today to get some halloween hand soap but I had the kids with me, and honestly....the bug me. A lot. "WOW!! A huge display of ornate and expensive glass items?!?!?!? Lets go stand uncomfotablly close to it!!!" (they don't SAY that but I just know they are thinking it)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hobby Lobby

Dear Hobby Lobby,
You suck. You really do. First of all, are you the last store in America to NOT use the scanner/upc system?? You depend on (mostly) old workers who really make up their own reasons on why a iron plate holder is NOT part of the 50% off iron items, because it was in a section with non-iron things. Sigh.
And, there is NO give. None. They are taught to stick to their guns. If you don't buy it, someone will. Maybe. And, when you decide you don't want an item anymore because it isn't on sale (according to the old cashier) then it is a HUGE deal and it requires LOTS and LOTS of sighing/eye rolling/work. WTH???
Do me a favor, just put everything on sale for 50% off because at some point in each month it is ALL FIFTY PERCENT OFF.
Thank you,


I just discovered Pandora on my iphone (yes, i'm slow) and I guess I don't completely understand how it works.
Dear Pandora Radio,
When I enter the "Dave Matthews" room, I resent the fact that you think I would also like Coldplay/smashing pumpkins/nirvana. Well, because I don't. I just like DMB. Kay? thnx.

Monday, August 16, 2010

New background

I'm trying to find a new background for my super exciting blog. I first did a calculator (for my love of numbers) and then I saw shows a pure laziness that only I can offer. looks like LOST (the best show EVA!!)

Anyways, if anyone knows how to change it more or has found cool backgrounds, please let me know.

I'm looking for either a woman/scene/background of nothing....or teapots.

Friday, August 13, 2010


So, I just ordered a pizza. I haven't done that in AGES. The kid shows up, total is $20.25. I give him 2 twenties and say, "Can I get $14 back?" He does NOT have change. All $20's and $50's. So, faced with either NOT tipping him or giving him a $20 tip, I just stop/stare and panic.

But who comes to my resue you are asking???? MY SEVEN YEAR OLD. Yes. He says, "How much you need, mom??" I say "$6". The boy goes running to his room and gives me 5 singles (all wrinkled, cause he's 7 and that's how they roll)

While waiting, I may have told the kid, " 7 year old has to support me." I think he thought I was serious.


Dear Douchebag Public Pool Guest,

If you are going to put your tote/towels/shoes 5 feet away from a chair, please don't assume anyone knows that you wanted said chair. AND, when someone (me) sits in said chair, please don't try to make me feel bad that I am sitting in "your" chair.
Just an FYI.... to save a space at a public pool, you must put your tote ON the chair.
K? thnx.

Guilty as charged

M. is still young enough to nap, but we don't let her because then we can't put her to bed at 7:30. She'll be up every. single. minute. with some reason why she can't sleep. It's just easier this way.

The other day she fell asleep on the couch at 5 pm. was a lot of getting out of bed and saying anything to stall bedtime.

The best one?? "Mom!! THERE ARE FREE (three) REASONS I WON'T GO TO BED!! One is I'm not tired. Two is you gave me the wrong sheets. And free is YOU GAVE ME THE WRONG SHEETS."

She would have preferred I gave her the flannel winter sheets to go along with her flannel pj's. Oh, and it's about a million degrees outside.

Friday, August 6, 2010

What's that again?

We went to the Morton Arboretum today. While there we walked by a HUGE weeping willow. I was telling the kids all about the huge weeping willow we had in our neighbors yard growing up. C's response? "Hey, that kind of rhymes with the 5th chapter of the 2nd Harry Potter book "whomping willow."
Did I mention that we are on chapter 9 of book 5?
How does one remember something like that???
This is also the boy that when picking him up from school, he cannot for the life of him remember what happened at math time because, "That was 3 hours ago, mom. I don't remember!"
Whatever little dude. Whatever.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Snuggle Time

I love to snuggle with my kids. LOVE it. I am aware that C. is getting to the age where it will probably be ending pretty soon, so I "force snuggle" him at any moment I get, usually without his consent.
Well, this morning I couldn't sleep with all this crazy rain, so I went into his room and said, "I can't sleep little dude, can I snuggle with you for a little bit?" He sat up, calm, and responded after a few seconds of thought, "As long as you don't toot."
A simple boy with simple requirements. Maybe snuggling won't be ending anytime soon.

Monday, August 2, 2010


I never seem to be able to get good photos of our family. I found this one on my SIL ipad recently. Notice how young the kids are?? I guess this was quite awhile ago. left eye isn't drooping (like it does lately) and my smile is sort of normal, and both kids are facing forward, kind of. And M. isn't pissed about something. And Jeff is in the photo, and smiling. This rarely ever happens, and within 1 second, AND when someone has a camera.

Slow Start

So, as every day begins for me lately, I have BIG plans. Clean, laundry, errands, clean/purge a cabinet/drawer/closet wash and vacum the car.....and here it is, almost 11 am and i am JUST dressed. The kids JUST got dressed. Why oh why am I so incredible slow and lazy????

Sunday, August 1, 2010

So incredibly politically incorrect....

Sooooo......I'm a former Jew (I converted a long time ago....long story, don't ask)

Last night I'm watching Family Guy, as any responsible adult does, right?!?!? And this clip showed and I almost peed my pants. I don't know why. It's so wrong on so many levels, but such foreshadowing of what was to come...