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Saturday, April 19, 2014

I'm full of secrets

Honestly, we are ALL pretty full of secrets. Of that I am convinced!
 
I know you are hoping I am going to tell you some super juicy secret that I have just been dying to blast all over the internet and blogosphere. That's not reeeeeeally the case ....today at least. I actually DID do that in this blog post, and I owe y'all a follow up.  especially since the title says part one, meaning there will be more! Anyway, not today.
 
The "secret" that I want to spill today is super silly but for some reason I want to just put it out there because it is kinda irritating me.
 
So, I am a member on this site, houseparty.com , and I occasionally apply to host parties for them.
** Basically they supply you with a product or products and supplies to throw a fun party with your friends, which in turn gets the name out etc. and you get to keep everything**  so... my dilemma is that I was finally selected to host a party. A KEURIG RIVO party, people. As in, the best party I have ever seen available. As in, the only party I ever applied for and really, REALLY wanted to get. I actually had no doubt that I would NOT get selected because I figured everyone else and their mom would have applied. But they picked me YAY!
 
I know.... you don't feel bad right? and this sounds more like bragging then spilling a secret right? Ok, bear with me because I promise it's not.
 
So, the issue is that the selected party hosts (me) were each sent TWO Rivos (awww poor Erin what a horrible predicament) and basically one is implied to be a gift for one randomly selected party goer ( aka my "friends") and here is where the problem lies. In order to be a good "hostess" for  Houseparty.com I want to have several people there. In fact, that is something they will look for when I submit the pictures. I invited around 20 people using the invites on the site and then texted my friends to let them know. Now, I live pretty far out of the way so a "brunch at my place" on a Saturday isn't everyone's cup of tea (or espresso) I get that. So several people are "busy" or just can't make it etc.  I know I could pack my house if I just tell them I am giving away a FREE espresso machine but I don't want to tell anyone (and I haven't) because I don't want people over who aren't genuinely coming to hang with me.
 
So, do you think that I should tell them so that I have a big, successful party and make the company happy? or do you think keeping it a secret (minus blogging haha) so that a true friend gets the machine is the right thing to do?
 
Here's a hint.... I don't think you will change my mind.
 
         
 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Well Crap....

It's that time again, oh what time you ask? The time to sit at this lovely computer we bought and actually blog. You know, the one that I told my hubby I HAD to have because I can't do anything productive on the tablet. The one that I was so excited to get so I could bust my butt and blog everyday. Oh, yeah, that one.
 
I think if you read back through past blog posts of mine you would find that at least 40% of them have something to do with the fact that I am horrible about blogging. Why is it so dang hard? I mean for reals, my LAST post was about being a blog slacker. I think a lot of it is my lack of planning, which is sorta funny because I have an addiction to planners and all things organization....say whaaat?! I actually just got a new planner from Whitney English and I am hoping that I get a post up in June (because my planner starts in May) about how I use the thing. I have looked all over and haven't found a tutorial or pictures that really hit the spot as far as how I want mine to work for me, so I'm going to make one!
 
I may have just chuckled to myself because again, I lack follow through so maybe don't hold me to that.... or maybe do and I will feel guilty enough to actually stick to it!
 
I also plan to blog soon about my Keurig Rivo party that I got chosen to host by Houseparty.com. You guys.... they are hooking me up with 2 Rivos and tons of espresso pods so some friends and I can make coffeehouse drinks at my place. Cannot wait.
 
hmmmmm, what else is new?!
 
I don't think there is much else going on in my life that seems blog worthy, so I'm goina head out....sorry about the lack of pictures I really am just to lazy right now to upload and edit for this post. Hows about I get on the for the next one... cool?
 
ok cool.....
 
 
        

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The view from here....

Oh..My..Word.
 
 
All of you bloggers that have real blogging schedules and actually maintain these things for our reading pleasure, y'all are my heroes, for real! I swear one day I'm all "oh tomorrow I will blog for sure cause I have nothing else to do" then the next day comes and I'm kickin my feet up eating ice cream and watching real housewives reruns all day. Reruns people, as in I have already seen them and yet they still come before being productive. Also, how can I even complain about not losing weight after typing that last sentence. It all makes so much sense now!
 
Anywho, I can't remember if I mentioned awhile back that we bought a surface RT (tablet with a keyboard) and replaced our laptop. Worst decision ever. Don't get me wrong, I love the tablet BUT it is not a laptop....not really a computer at all. I feel very limited. So after living in that tortured state for the last 6 months...running a business, blogging, etc from a dang tablet, we FINALLY bought a new laptop. and it bites. no really, it's super lame and is going back to the store asap. I'm hoping the hubs just decides on a desk top, after all I have done so much work to make our office an office again. No more "craft room" with my sewing machine and misc. scraps laying all over the floor. Sad but not sad all at the same time. I love to craft, but it is not productive, and at this stage in my life I just have other priorities.
 
Like blogging
 
and working out
 
oh and being a mom.....
 
So cross your fingers for me that later today we come home with a shiny new, FAST desktop computer and maybe...MAYBE.... I will finally get my crap together!
 
On a completely separate subject, it has been AMAZING in the weather dept. lately! Sunny and 60ish which is my fav because it means I can wear a sweatshirt and sunglasses. Which also means I don't really have to do my makeup because my face is half covered, and I don't have to put thought into a sweatshirt and leggings or jeans. so comfy. I took some sweet pics of the glorious weather for you to feast your eyes on since a blog post just isn't the same without pictures. am I right or am I right.

PS:
This is totally the view from my house! Am I blessed or what?!
 
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Gimme some space

I'm taking a break... A breather. Because my entire family was sick AGAIN. I haven't replied to emails or read any blogs. I have checked out for a bit. I will be back soon but until then don't have very high expectations for this blog space mmmkay?! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Why I loathe the science fair


AHHHH.    wlojesaldkcnwqleijnsc
 
Yep, because that is exactly how I feel.
 
I am so at the end of my rope today and it can all be summed up in two exhausting words.
SCIENCE.... PROJECT
 
So, Jordon is in 4th grade this year (should be fifth but I was putting off mandatory science project age I held him back in first grade due to his immaturity and him just not being ready!!) anyway, this is his first year that completing a science project to have entered into the school science fair is mandatory. Let me tell you people.... if you don't have children in the upper grades of elementary yet, just wait, it is pure torture.
 
My teacher friends are always talking about parents taking too much control of the kids' work. Parents not letting the kids just learn for themselves and learn through failures blah blah blah. SOOOO much easier said than done!! I never know if my son has ADHD like I do making it hard to focus in school, or if he is talking to much (like I also did) meaning he is not paying attention, or if he is just flat out not listening or caring what the teacher has to say. This whole science project fiasco is THE worst school homework assignment I have seen yet. At first I thought this would be fun and then tried to pawn it off on my parents reminding them that we did such cool projects when I was a kid and I could tell they missed it. um, no, they turned that down quick and now I see why! I want to burn this board as soon as he brings it home from school.
 
We have never fought more than we have during this project. For one thing I am super OCD with my handwriting and organization. My school projects were always beautiful works of art because I am a perfectionist. I procrastinated with the best of them but when my projects were completed in the wee hours the day they were due they looked amazing. My son, however, not even close. I actually had to walk away and not look at it while he was writing because I would have nit picked him to shreds!
 
In the end I know I did way too much. I took pictures everyday to document, I printed off the headers ( so he wouldn't write them in chicken scratch) I went to the store late last night to print off pictures for his board, I cut, and glued and invested way too much time on HIS science project and I am still not happy with HIS final outcome. But you know what? I took a deep breath and he is taking that sucker to school today and I never EVER have to see it again. Especially because we are skipping the science fair for fear it will give me nightmares. Kidding. We already had conflicting plans.
 
Thank goodness there is a whole year until the next science fair. Ugh.
 
 


                                   

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Barf... and pass the tissues.

Oooooof!

I'm still alive guys ... Barely. Sorry I have been so MIA but the cold/flu/pukes or hashtag "just shoot me now"(s) are in full swing over in my neck o' the woods. Thankfully I haven't had much more than a sniffly nose and sore throat but hear me roar people, this mama is TIRED! The poor girl child, aka the baby, has been so under the dang weather and I wish I could just make her feel well again because it's so sad! Honestly, all the laundry I have done these last couple days speaks for itself. Having a sick little is rough!!

So I'm going to leave you with some pictures and go wash my hair for the first time in days. Enjoy! 

Proof that I am a hot mess these days!!


The sick little girl... Sad face!


BOO YA! Look at me still bein all pinteresty and such. No weird strain of sick was puttin a stop to the boys valentine's day cards. Here I thought I'd be blogging all my Pinterest fails and yet these turned out alright so BOOM I win! Hope I'll be back to regular blogging (and showering) soon! 

Toodles!! 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy Superbowl {win for the Hawks} day

Woohoo!! It is Super Bowl Sunday people. More importantly, ok maybe not MORE important it's time for me to fill you in on how my weight-loss has been going.

In all reality, I'm sure there aren't many people stopping by to read today. BUT before I head out to eat everything in sight today I'll tell you the exciting news.

So, here's the thing.... I haven't actually weighed myself in 2 weeks because when I weighed myself then, I hadn't lost a single pound. Needless to say I stopped working out because of it. I figured if I was not going to be losing weight AND was missing out on all my favorite foods this wasn't the road I was about to travel. I know all of you that actually know a thing or two about losing weight or being healthy are probably shaking your head right now. I am too, trust me. Because I did some research and learned about water retention as your muscles are growing, and how about the fact that sure I may not have lost POUNDS but that because I was building muscle.

I didn't want to let you all down so I still put on my progress pic clothes on Friday night and took my front and side pics. Here they are:


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I was shocked.

I didn't realize how much less of a gut (aka preggo lookin belly) I had after literal only working out through half of the month! Here is last months pic to prove it!!


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So it's back on people...... uh, after today mmmmkay?!

Enjoy your game day eats and

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