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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sweet Peas

I smell like a cross between pureed carrots and sweet pears. Yum right?

Unfortunately, it's not the latest bath&body spray - it's baby throw up.

Which I'm covered in from my chest down to my knees.

Good thing she's cute.

I babysat my best friends little peanuts tonight, and they were amazingly sweet - but the youngest who is almost 6 mos., had some stomach issues going on & every time I fed her whether it was the above mentioned beautiful combo or a bottle of formula she got sick. Like projectile sick. Like I had to call my husband and ask him "Is this normal?" "Are babies supposed to throw up this much??"To which he replied "Yes, babies throw up & they pee, and they shit too - get used to it". Ummm hmm. Thanks.

Before I went over, I made pumpkins muffins! I made the mistake of stopping by Dunkin Donuts last Tuesday for some OJ and decided "hey, let me try these new pumpkin muffins" and my word were they amazing! So I tried to make them this weekend and you know, they were super easy! Thanks to a simple recipe from Michelle, which consisted of 1 box of Spice cake mix and one 15 oz. can of pumpkin. Seriously that's it, super easy and super yummy!

Here's the finished product:

Sprinkled a little brown sugar and regular sugar on top, and wal-a.......done. The perfect breakfast for this time of the year without breaking the bank. Your ass on the other hand....well I don't know.


Can I just say - woot for the phils last night?? Such a great game. 2-1 peeps, I think we just may take this home.

Anyhow, last night was my BFF's halloween party, and I bet your dying to know what I dressed up as aren't you? Well......dress up I didn't. I know, all this fuss over what to be, what to be....but after a horrible week which included one of the worse colds I think I've ever had I decided to go casual - no costume, no fuss. Which I'm actually pretty glad I decided against the whole dress up thing, turns out there were a million and one little ones there in a house that is seriously the size of my apartment (which is not a bad thing, at all - but when you have 25 kids running around, it can get a little tight!). So it was a fun night, saw some friends that I hadn't seen in awhile & got caught up on life and all that is happening, had a blast with the kids we played some fun games & had some great food. At one point, my BFF's MIL said to me "You always have a baby in your arms" and you know what - I do and I love it. I love the little beans, and it makes me so excited to think that one day? I'm gonna be a mom. Thought it would have been by now, but hey that's alright. It will happen, one of these days & when it does - good GOD - I am going to shout it from the rooftops, or ya know the blogesphere.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Simply the best

I'm not Oprah, although come to think of it, I wouldn't mind walking in her beautiful Louboutin's for a day. But in the tradition of her favorite things show and this post; here are a few of my favorite things (why, but that sentence there made me want to burst out in song a la Mary Poppins)!

C.O. Bigelow Orange Mentha Lip Shine (via bath and body works) - love the way this makes my lips shine! Plus I love the way the menthol feels & seriously girls - this stuff makes your breath smell minty fresh all day!

Chanel Precision Rectifiance Intense Serum - First let me just tell you - with the SIL being a counter manager a cosmetic company, I get to try out some pretty cool things. This little guy, being one of them. Can I just say - I love this stuff. Love maybe isn't a strong enough word but seriously - this stuff is amazing. But at $82 a bottle, it's a little steap but my oh I do love it.

Do you see a Chanel theme here? This is my go to fragrance, especially now that it's a little cooler - so pretty and feminine without being too girly and too strong.

Maybe it's Gossip Girl (thanks Blair Waldorf and your pretty little headbands) but I just picked up this beauty from Forever 21 - a store which can I tell you I can't squeeze my ankle in but they have adorable accessories - supa dupa cheap! This beauty $4 - I'm thinking of wearing this around the holidays with a simple black dress for a little zing.

Mac Zoom Lash - Now I have to say, I'm usually not a huge fan of mac makeup. Is it me or does it sometimes make you look a little porn starish?? Maybe that's not a good comparison - but ladies do you know what I mean? But this mascara, it gives you that fake eyelash look without looking overly obnoxious. For a night out - this is my go to pick.

OPI's "You Don't Know Jacques" nailcolor. I love OPI and their clever little nailpolish names. This isn't a color I would normally go for but it looks really pretty on, and in case you were wondering - these are not my real nails. Just so we're clear.

And to prove I'm not just a product whore - my most favoritist book of the year...Twilight. I just got done reading this, in 4 days. Yep four days!! My BF just picked this book for our book club & at first I was a little hesistant to read this. I'm not a fan of fantasy writing, I like a good chick read but I never really caught on to the whole Harry Potter phenomenon and thought this would be just like it. Well - it's not. It's unbelivably amazing. It's a love story at the core between a human and a vampire. Seriously if you haven't read it yet - go get it. I promise you will not be disapointed!!!

Last but not least.....a look at my bed. I think I could start my own newstand - because honestly there is nothing I love more than a magazine. Any kind, I'm not picky really: trashy, gossip, fashion, home, Oprah - really I love em all. So much so that I may need a support group.

So tell me what are some of your favorite things that you can't live without?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trick or Treat

So my BFF has decided to host her first ever Halloween Party. Costumes MANDATORY.

Here’s the problem – I’m not so much of a Halloween kinda girl. I mean don’t get me wrong…..I decorate, I go out and buy copious amounts of chocolate that I end up eating….I mean giving out to the three kids that live our building. But I’m not much of a dressing up kinda girl – maybe I never was.

As a kid – Halloween was definitely my LEAST favorite holiday. Anyway, I need help. Because this is the first year, in many, many a years that I will be forced to dress up. After scouring the internet for days – here are some cute options I found:

Option 1 - Red Riding Hood

Kinda cute, but not trying so hard to be sexy. This is definitely on the top of my list.

Option 2 Tavern Wench

This is different, I think I could go the swiss route and do the whole French braid thing on each side of my head and it has the potential to be cuter.

Option 3 - Sexy Pirate

I’m not sure how I feel about this one – I think it’s definitely my last choice, I have a feeling I would feel super self conscious all night.

Option 4 - Gypsy Rose

What exactly is a Gypsy Rose really? It’s cute – probably my second favorite if I had to pick.
So here’s where you come in, I am desperate need of your help. Which one is your favorite: Option 1 – Red Riding Hood Option 2 – Tavern Wench Option 3 – PirateOr Option 4 – Gypsy Rose? Please help a girl out.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Steady as we go

“When the storm comes,You shelter me.And I don't say a word,And you know exactly what I mean.In the darkest times,You shine on me.You set me free.And keep me steady as we go”

Calling from the train late tonight I asked my husband "whatcha doing?"
He replied with "nothing just waiting for my wife to come home".

After a long day, or hell even a long week (I know its only Tuesday) that's all I needed to hear.

He may not put his socks in the hamper or listen to me when I'm rambling about what a travesty it is that Misty May got hurt and now I won't get to watch Maks every Monday.
He may snore really loud and sometimes want to be extra snuggly when really all I want is my side of the bed all to myself.

But really at the end of the day he's pretty great and he thinks I'm pretty great - which in itself is pretty spectacular.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Belief is a beautiful armor

One of my best girl friends sent this to me today......I love it so I thought I'd share:

*I believe - just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

*I believe - we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

*I believe - no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

*I believe - true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

*I believe - you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

*I believe - you should always leave loved ones with loving words... It may be the last time you see them.

*I believe - you can keep going long after you think you can't.

*I believe - we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

*I believe - either you control your attitude or it controls you.

*I believe - heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

*I believe - money is a lousy way of keeping score.

*I believe - sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

*I believe - sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

*I believe - maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

*I believe - it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

*I believe - no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.

*I believe - our background/circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are certainly responsible for what we become.

*I believe - your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

*I believe - even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

*I believe - credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

*I believe - some of the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon. The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything…they just make the best of everything they have.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Reblogging Rosie

Or better titled, things I thought I'd never do.

While most people may not agree with her antics, I came across this today while checking in on my daily entertainment fix of the day. A blog posted by Rosie O’Donnel on Sarah Palin.

I think what she says is brilliant and right on – even while it may be a little extreme.

It’s very scary to think what could happen to us as people, and as women if McCain/Palin are elected. Read below and see for yourself. And if that’s not enough, tune in tonight to listen to the debates and decide for yourself.
(And btw, how brilliant are these Declare Yourself ads? If you haven't already registered - PLEASE GO REGISTER NOW).

“I believe that the McCain/Palin ticket is one of the most dangerous choices of my lifetime, and should this country chose those candidates the fall-out may be so great, the destruction so vast in so many areas that America may never recover. But what is equally disturbing is the impact that duo would have on the rest of the world. Unfortunately, this is not a joke. In my lifetime I have seen the clownish, the inept, the bizarre be elected to the presidency with regularity.
Sarah Palin does not believe in evolution. I take this as a metaphor. In her world and the world of Fundamentalists nothing changes or gets better or evolves. She does not believe in global warming. The melting of the arctic, the storms that are destroying our cities, the pollution and rise of cancers, are all part of God's plan. She is fighting to take the polar bears off the endangered species list. The earth, in Palin's view, is here to be taken and plundered. The wolves and the bears are here to be shot and plundered. The oil is here to be taken and plundered. Iraq is here to be taken and plundered. As she said herself of the Iraqi war, "It was a task from God."??
Sarah Palin does not believe in abortion. She does not believe women who are raped and incested and ripped open against their will should have a right to determine whether they have their rapist's baby or not??
She obviously does not believe in sex education or birth control. I imagine her daughter was practicing abstinence and we know how many babies that makes??
Sarah Palin does not much believe in thinking. From what I gather she has tried to ban books from the library, has a tendency to dispense with people who think independently. She cannot tolerate an environment of ambiguity and difference. This is a woman who could and might very well be the next president of the United States. She would govern one of the most diverse populations on the earth??
Sarah believes in guns. She has her own custom Austrian hunting rifle. She has been known to kill 40 caribou at a clip. She has shot hundreds of wolves from the air??
Sarah believes in God. That is of course her right, her private right. But when God and Guns come together in the public sector, when war is declared in God's name, when the rights of women are denied in his name, that is the end of separation of church and state and the undoing of everything America has ever tried to be??
I write to my sisters. I write because I believe we hold this election in our hands. This vote is a vote that will determine the future not just of the U.S., but of the planet. It will determine whether we create policies to save the earth or make it forever uninhabitable for humans. It will determine whether we move towards dialogue and diplomacy in the world or whether we escalate violence through invasion, undermining and attack. It will determine whether we go for oil, strip mining, coal burning or invest our money in alternatives that will free us from dependency and destruction. It will determine if money gets spent on education and healthcare or whether we build more and more methods of killing. It will determine whether America is a free open tolerant society or a closed place of fear, fundamentalism and aggression.
If the Polar Bears don't move you to go and do everything in your power to get Obama elected then consider the chant that filled the hall after Palin spoke at the RNC, "Drill Drill Drill." I think of teeth when I think of drills. I think of rape. I think of destruction. I think of domination. I think of military exercises that force mindless repetition, emptying the brain of analysis, doubt, ambiguity or dissent. I think of pain??
Do we want a future of drilling? More holes in the ozone, in the floor of the sea, more holes in our thinking, in the trust between nations and peoples, more holes in the fabric of this precious thing we call life?”
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