Thursday, January 30, 2014

30 Day Challenge: COMPLETED!

I actually stuck with something!  Go me!  I never do well on these sort of things, I guess I'm turning over a new leaf in 2014.  Hopefully this little challenge is a foreshadowing of things to come this year.  Like bigger and better things getting accomplished.   Lets finish this challenge shall we?!

Day 28: Something that I miss.  I miss the days where I had no bills, no worries, could come and go as I please.  Don't get me wrong, I love my family and would die if I didn't have them anymore, but its nice to think back to those days when I didn't have to think of anyone but myself.  You know back when I wasn't exhausted all the time and would go out to eat at like 10 pm at night! Now, I'm in bed by 8, reading a book and zoning out for the night! hahaha

Day 29: Goals for the next 30 days.  Lets see, it would be February.  So, going to the gym at least three times a week would be good.  Drop at least ten pounds would be even better!  Do yoga 3 days a week. Clean out my guest bedroom so its presentable.  Make some new healthy recipes to share on here!  Oh, and get some crafting in!  I have 4 letters for kids I HAVE, HAVE to get done. Like they had to be done last week and I haven't started.......

Day 30: My highs and lows of the month.  Lows: Hours being cut at work. It was going good for a bit, was too good to be true, but at least I have a job and my bills are getting paid.  Starting speech class, I have dreaded that damn class since I started back in school!  Medical bills piling up and no way to pay them.....
Highs: Started back at the gym.  Got my reading mojo back. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley came out in print, yet the stores around me don't have it yet! Having weekends off.  We have had so many nice family days this month.  I cant contain how happy that makes me! 

Share some of your highs and lows with me!


Monday, January 27, 2014

30 Day Challenge: 24-27

Day 24: Whats my favorite movie and what is it about?  Lets see, I dont have a favorite per say. I do have some that I can watch over and over again.  Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, with Betty Davis.  Its a suspense mystery.  Betty Davis is being asked to move out of her plantation so they can build a road and she wont go, so her cousin comes in to help but things go crazy with the ghost of Bettys married ex-lover.  

I also love Pride & Prejudice with Kiera Knightly.  Its about a family of five girls and their mother wanting them to get married off.  Then comes Mr. Darcy and he is mean at first and Elizabeth doesnt like him, then she sees the error of her ways when she finds out all the sweet and wonderful things he does for her.

Dirty Dancing.  I made Richie go see this with me when they put it back in the movie theaters a few years ago for some anniversary. It was all middle aged woman, and it was GREAT seeing it on the big screen!  I love all dance movies really, even if they are corny.  Dancing and singing.  I love them! 

Day 25: Someone who fascinates me and why.  Really cant answer this one. I have not had enough coffee to articulate an intelligent response.   

Day 26: What kind of person attracts you?   I'm confused. Does that mean who am I attracted to, or who gravitates towards me?  Ill go with the second.  If I'm out in a store, there is always that one person that needs someone to talk to and I guess I have the kind of face (my mom as well) who attracts them.  Random people talk to me all the time or ask me for help all the time when I'm out shopping.   

Day 27: A problem that I have had.  Who hasn't had problems.  I cant think of a major problem. I deal with little problems every day. I guess my daily struggle as of late is trying to balance a household, school, family and work.  That defiantly is a daily struggle! Im' still trying to find the energy to deal with it all! 

Feel free to share your views! 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

30 Day Challenge 20-23

I'm kinda proud of myself for sticking with this project.  When ever I try to do the monthly photo challenge I fail miserably!  Lets start shall we.....

Day 20: How important do I think education is? Very.  Why?  When I was in school I knew what I wanted to do, therefore I slacked.  Big time.  Now, I am back in school and while I don't find it too hard, I wish I would have applied myself more in high school while learning these things.  Because now, I soak it up like a sponge and enjoy it so much! 

Day 21: One of my favorite shows.  Hmmm.....which one to pick.....I have a lot.  I guess I'll go with Once Upon a Time.  If you haven't seen this show, then you must!  It takes these fairy tales and intertwines them with each other and makes them interesting.  Hook is a hottie, prince charming is a hottie, cant go wrong! 

Day 22: How have I changed in the past two years.  Not much I don't think.  I am trying very hard to be a glass half full person. Its not as easy as it sounds.  I tend to be a negative person in a lot of aspects, so that is a constant struggle.  

Day 23: Now the fun part!!!!  Give pictures of 5 famous guys whom I find attractive......YIPPEE.  

Robert Pattinson, I mean come on.  He tops this list.  Although he looks like a hobo a lot of the time, the accent of his will prevail each and EVERY time.  I love this man. mmmmmmmm........those eyes!

Colin Firth, I love this man.  Again with the accent.  I have a thing for brits, what can I say?  Hes older, and such a good actor how can you not think he is delectable? 

Jesse Williams.  Words don't do this man justice.  Enough said.

Channing Tatum.  The man can DANCE.  I love a man that can dance!  Hes not so bad on the eyes either!

And last but not least.....

Mr. Swayze.  He was my first ever crush.  I watched Dirty Dancing with my mom every weekend almost.  I pretended to be baby, I wanted the coral dress and the high heels, I wanted to dance with Patrick.  I was heartbroken when this man died. See, what I mean about a man that can dance!?!? 

Now, this last one I actually had to google, because I couldnt come up with them on the top of my head.  Cept for Rpatz and Patrick.  Now, if you asked me fictional characters from books, then I could have those listed one, two, three.  Tack from Motorcycle Man, Hop from Fire Inside, Max from The Gamble, Apollo from Broken Dove, Lee from Rock Chicks 1, I could go on....Edward from Twilight, Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Romeo, Bill from Sookie Stackhouse series.   I guess I should stop now before I embarrass myself. 

Share with me your famous men :) 


Monday, January 20, 2014



I cant even remember the last time I did a current post!  So here goes.....

Reading: I just finished Broken Dove by Kristen Ashley. I LOVED it.  It was the 5th in the series I believe.  I read the others a looooong time ago, so when the other characters entered I was a tad bit confused, but the book was back to old school KA style of writing so that is what I loved most about it.  Once she got a publisher some of her newer books have been cut short and not as detailed as she usually is.  So this book had all that I love about her writing in it.  I was pleasantly pleased!

Laughing: Im always laughing about something.  Most of the time its from what the kiddo does or says.  

Listening to: I love Lorde right now, and timber by keisha and pit bull.  Oh, and The Neighbourhood.  Love Sweater Weather! 

Wearing: Jeans, jeans and more jeans.  Its been cold in florida.  Too bad I have no sweaters anymore!  So, I've been rocking my one and only glittery sweatshirt. 

Watching: I'm digging Super Fun Night with Rebel Wilson.  Any show where the lead is not super skinny, I am in.  The first episode didn't really grab me, its was the second that did.  I'm a sucker for a love story. 

Eating: I made a new crockpot recipe last night.  Cowboy something or other. It was yummy.  Of course I'll blog about it.  I need to get back into that.  My pictures have sucked lately.  I do them too quickly and it takes away from the pretty food I am consuming. 

Craving: Food, I am hungry non stop lately.  

Getting ready for: School.  I am taking a class that I put off and put off and I am really dreading it.  I dont understand it, its an 80/20 course and I'm just lost.  I go in tomorrow to do an impromtu speech, which sucks by the way.  Not happy. 

Working on: Cleaning my house.  What else is new.  I plan on decorating the bedrooms this year.  Zoe's room is a disaster and I am afraid to go into it.  Hopefully we can fix that this year! 

Whats current with you all??

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fresh Corn Salad

I have made this side dish several times and I absolutely love it!  The ingredients are raw and the citrus vinaigrette is delicious! 

You could probably use any veggies you would like.  I stick with the corn, zucchini and tomatoes.  I have cooked my corn and left it raw. Its really up to you.  I made this for my friends baby shower yesterday and actually took a picture of it to blog about!  

Its a great dish to bring to bbq's.   You know get those veggies in and the dressing I would use on a salad I love it that much! 

I originally got the recipe from  I slightly changed.  Just slight. 

Fresh Corn Salad:

4     ears of corn
2-3  Zucchini 
1 pt.Cherry tomatoes
handful of basil (chopped, chiffoned, whichever you prefer) 
4 T. rice wine vinegar
1 T. honey
1 T. fresh lime juice
salt and pepper

Cut off the kernels from the corn.  I learned from Rachel Ray to put a mini bowl upside down in a bigger bowl.  Place your cobb on top of that and cut the kernels off.  It makes it super easy to get the knife all the way down the cobb (then all your kernels are in the bowl you need to use!).  Dice up your zucchini, halve your tomatoes and chop your basil and throw all of that in a bowl.  

Mix all the wet ingredients together and throw on top of veggies.  Mix well, cover and let sit in the fridge for a few hours to blend the flavors.  Right before serving top with some salt and pepper (to taste).

All done!  Easy peasy!


A little bit late.......days 14-19

By the time day 16 came around I was so busy I completely forgot!  

Day 14: Your earliest memory.  I remember being a wee little one, watching probably football or baseball downstairs and my mom picking me up and putting me in my bedroom upstairs to go take a nap.  I remember it clear as day.  Isn't that crazy! Nothing special about it, just I vividly remember it. 

Day 15: Your favorite tumblrs.  If I knew what those were I would post them. But, alas I do not.  What are they?!  Someone explain them to me please!

Day 16: My views on mainstream music. Is it bad to have mainstream music?  I love all music.  Of course being on the radio I tend to lean towards those songs more.  Why? Because I simply don't have time to find underground, indie, unknown artists.  I am open to listening to them.  I have found some groups through friends before they made it mainstream like Of Monsters and Men and I absolutely love them.  When I was younger I loved discovering new groups or bands.  When I was younger we didn't have the internet the way we do now.  Now, you can youtube and find anything.  I just simply don't have the time but I love all music.  

Day 17: My highs and lows of the past year.  My high would be moving into a house (rent) that we will stay in for a few years to come.  My lows, probably work.  Its been a struggle getting the hours. Drained my savings supplementing my paychecks to so I could stay a float.  2014 is looking better for that so far.  Book bash would be a high.  That day was so much fun!  We went on a nice family vacation and are planning our next one for early 2015.  I would say the work problem being my only low oh and getting a C in one of my classes. I learned absolutely nothing in that class and the C really brought my GPA down.  More highs then lows! 

Day 18: My beliefs.  My beliefs in what exactly?  Hmmm...well I was not raised going to church, while I do believe in God, I don't live day to day by what the bible says.  Nor do I look down on those who do.  Only if you throw it in my face over and over again.  I live my life according to MY morals.  I learn from others mistakes and I think that is what has molded me into the person I am.  I am pro choice.  I don't think a group of people should decide for me what I can and cannot do with MY body.  I have a conscience, I don't condone those who say get an abortion. Its their right to decide that, not mine.  I personally don't think I could do that, but I think the choice for me should be up to me and say my partner, depending on the situation.  I could probably go on and on, but I will not.  

Day 19: Disrespecting your parents. Don't do it.  Its rude.  Some parents let their children get away with it.  When I was younger I watched my mom get talked to like crap and I vowed to her at a young age that I would NEVER say those unkind words to her.  And I have not.  I may snap here and there, but I apologize afterwards when I have seen the error of my ways.  You should respect all people that are older then you.  Its polite.  If you disagree with something then talk about it like the adult you are.  The older people (I'm talking older generation , like grandparents age) have lived longer then you, they have seen more then you, learn from that.  If you don't agree then move on.  No need to be rude to them or treat them like crap. I worked for this company a long time ago that employed a lot of older people that did not speak a lot of English.  They were hard workers and got the job done and they were very nice.  I watched the one person of authority rip into one because he did something wrong (this gentlemen was say your grandpa, thats how older he was). Talked to them like they were the dirt on the bottom of their shoes.  Yes, they messed up.  Address the issue, hey write them up even.  But, to talk to them like that was inexcusable.  It was disgusting and to this day I will not buy their products. I have no respect for them. So when it comes to disrespecting your parents don't. 

I'm all caught up!  Feel free to comment your opinions, whether you agree or not.  All is welcome! 


Monday, January 13, 2014

30 Day Challenge Days 11-13

Day 11: Put your ipod on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs. Well my ipod is completely dead so Ill be hitting shuffle on my itunes library. 

1. Remix- New Kids on the Block.  I saw them in concert and while I was not a fan of theirs when I was younger, believe it or not they were kinda before my time, I really enjoyed their concert!

2. Whatta Man- Salt-n-Pepa.  This song brings me back to the old days! 

3. London Bridge- Fergie.  I love this album. 

4. A Thousand Years, pt. 2.- Christina Perry.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song!  Thought it was perfect for Twilight!

5. Pardon Me- Incubus.  Make yourself album.  Best one ever!  I remember going to another high schools talent show because my friends were into this band and they sang this song for their talent.  Love it. 

6. The Forgotten- Green day.  This is from the twilight sage breaking dawn soundtrack.  Eh, not one of my faves from them.  

7. Sweet Nothing- Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch. I'm not big into techno.  But I love two Calvin Harris songs!  Sweet nothing because it has my girl Florence in it!

8. From Finner- Of Monsters and Men.  I love this group. 

9. Blown Away- Carrie Underwood.  I love the lyrics in this song.  Very poignant. 

10. Boyfriend- Justin Bieber.  Yes I have Bieber on my ipod.  I will now hide in shame.....

Day 12: Bullet your entire day.  This is gonna be boring. 

  • 7:46 am-wake up and let hubbie in the house. 
  • 8:30 am- finally get out of bed.  Coffee STAT
  • 9:00 am- sit and go on pinterest and blog
  • 9:30 am- make breakfast
  • 10 am- give kid a bath
  • 11:50 am- leave to bring kid to school
  • noon- start cleaning house
  • 1pm- the chew starts
  • 2pm- the talk on CBS
  • 3pm- ellen is on!
  • 3:10- pick up kid
  • 4pm- wake up hubbie
  • 4:30pm- start dinner
  • 5pm- leave for class
  • 6-9pm- business law class
  • 10pm- go to bed
Now all through out my day I will be cleaning my house (because it is a disaster) taking down xmas decorations (dont judge) and doing laundry, sorting, folding and putting away.  Today I plan on staying home in my pjs and doing all this.  Hopefully it pans out. 

Day 13: Somewhere you would like to move or visit. 

Well we would love to move back to Washington sate.  I dont see that happening.  Its too expensive there.  Maybe another state tho.  

There are a ton of places I want to visit tho, like Sun Valley, Idaho (hubbie grew up there), Oregon Coast, Colorado, Cali, too many places across the ocean I want to visit.  I want to go all through Europe one day!

What about you all? Where do you wan to visit??

Until next time!

Friday, January 10, 2014

30 Day Challenge 8-10

Lets get right into it, shall we? 

Day 8: Describe the moment in life where you were most satisfied.  Nothing is coming to mind.  To be honest.  I am very critical of myself, my life and the things around me.  It's something I am working on.  I could be totally happy about just about everything but then there will be that one thing I hate. Now, if I could find a way to make money and be happy while doing it, have ample time with my family and be debt free with a clean home.  Maybe then I'll be completely satisfied. Until then I'll always have a constant worry about something.  

Day 9: How do you hope your future will be like.  Doesn't this fall along the lines of where do you see yourself in ten years? Well, I hope in my future I am on my way to being debt free, more kids, married and own a house and a business.  That would be a nice future. 

Day 10: Describe your first love and your first kiss.  Well my first kiss was most definitely NOT my first love. Thank goodness for that.  The kiss was all teeth and he was drunk.  Just happy to get it over with.  Now my first love was my hubbie.  My one and only.  I'm okay with that.  I'm not his first love, but I am his last. 

That's all folks, feel free to comment and add your moments :) 


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

30 day challege days 5-7

Well, I guess I wont be doing this daily, but I'm sticking with it!  So that is good!

Day 5: Have I ever thought of ending my life.  NO.  That's all I need to write on that subject.  

Day 6: 30 interesting facts about me. Oh man, that's gonna be hard.  I'm boring. 
1. I have three tattoos
2. Never smoked pot
3. went to culinary school at age 17
4. didn't get my drivers license till age 17
5. I moved across country for a boy
6. I collect cookbooks
7. I also collect milk glass
8. I can only eat jam at a restaurant if I cut it up in squares
9. I am more organized at work then I am in my personal life
10. I wish I could be more boho like some of these people you see 
11. I'm mean in the kitchen
12. I only work well with my mom in the kitchen (she even thinks I'm a bitch)
13. I'm my worst critique
14. this is getting harder
15. I shouldnt have done this before I had any coffee
16. Right now my brain is telling me nothing
17. I was a stay at home mom for 1 and half years
18. I long to go back to being a SAHM
19. I want my own bakery/cafe/bookstore one day
20. I buy all these items for craft projects and then never do them
21. Are these really facts or just wishes??
22. I give up.  I'm pretty boring. 

Day 7: My zodiac sign.  I am a virgo and boy do I share a lot of traits with the virgo!  I am actually August 24th which is somewhat depending on what zodiac you go by, I am on the cusp.  So I share some traits with Leo as well. 

Lets see what are some of the traits I share........
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, to be exact, and that's the way Virgos like it: exacting. Those born under this sign are forever the butt of jokes for being so picky and critical (and they can be), but their 'attention to detail' is for a reason: to help others. Virgos, more than any other sign, were born to serve, and it gives them great joy. They are also tailor-made for the job, since they are industrious, methodical and efficient. The sense of duty borne by these folks is considerable, and it ensures that they will always work for the greater good. yep, thats me very critical!

Virgos tend to take on some of the qualities of a Virgin, things like modesty and humanity.  Thats me!

Virgos are also neat and clean save for the occasional sloppy Virgin (they do exist). Virgins are also reliable and practical and oh-so-useful to have around. Yeah that clean trait must have skipped me, unless I am at work.

The great strength of the Virgo-born is in their practicality, sharp mind and attention to detail. When merged with their willingness to serve, Virgos become essential helpmates. They can be picky -- so what?  I agree!

Now traits with Leo:
The great strengths of the Leo-born are their creativity, idealism and leadership.  I like to think I am more creative then others in my fam, and I def like to be the leader! 

All my facts I got from

Until next time!


Saturday, January 4, 2014

30 day Challenge

I am partaking in a 30 day challenge and no it has nothing to do with pictures!  I fail at that every damn time.  So, hopefully I can keep up with this.  Cept, now I have to do 4 days in one........

My friend Megan (check her blog out, I found her to be a hoot!) over at the chronicles ofa tea drinker invited me, along with our other twilight mom friends to participate.  Its something different, so why not.  

Day 1: What is my current relationship status?  Married/engaged, but on government documents I am single....does that make sense.  No, I am not legally married, yes, we have been engaged since November 2007, no I have no plans on getting married anytime soon.  Why?  Because, we already have the marriage.  We already vowed that we want to be with each other till the end of our days, we want to build a life together and have more kiddos.  I am waiting because I want a wedding, a big ol' party.  I want a day where it is all about me and my hubbie.  I constantly make days special for other people, and am never in the limelight and that's ok, I don't prefer to be.  But, I want my wedding day to be focused on us.  Oh yeah, it would be nice if I were skinnier in my "off" white wedding dress. That would be a plus too!  

Day2: Where would I like to be in 10 years.  O-M-G, lets not discuss my age.  But for damn sure, I better be owning my own house, owning my own business and skinnier with two more kids.  That's that! 

Day3: My views on drugs and Alcohol.  Just say NO! ?  Well, I did partake in the drinking aspect, but that was before I hit 21.  I made stupid decisions, I partied from 18-20 and then stopped.  It was out of my system.  All though my 21st birthday now that was an experience. Lets just say my sisters bar took care of me and really got me wasted and universal city walk security had to wheel chair me to the car, that's how bad I was.  I don't think I have been that bad since and I am now 29.  I have smoked cigarettes and cigars, but only while I was drunk and I can count on my hand how many times that was.  I have never partaken in illegal drugs and I am really, really ok with that.  I see no need for those things, if my life was that bad I would find other ways to improve it and not take a downer or upper to make things disappear for a bit.  When I want to escape my stressful reality, I read.  That would be my drug of choice.  I wont look down on you if you do, do drugs and experiment, I don't have people close to me that do that kind of things  I will say tho, if you are stupid enough to get into the car while drunk or high for that matter and kill someone else that you deserve every punishment the law throws at you and then some.  Those are my thoughts, if you don't agree that is fine.  I will never get into the car even if I have had one drink.  My hubbie and I always switch off.  I have someone very precious at home that needs her mama.  

Day4: My views on religion.  I think its nice to believe in something of a higher power.  I do believe in god, I have never read the bible, and I do not attend church at all.  I do live my life with morals and think other people should as well, I don't think I need a bible to tell me how to do that.  I do plan on reading the bible one day, why?  Because its one of the best stories ever written.  I have not baptized my daughter, why?  Because, when she gets older I want her to pick what she wants to believe in or not believe in.  I don't want to tell her what to believe in.  You do that and then they will grow up to despise it (again my opinion).  With that said, I find all religions fascinating.  I would like to learn others belief systems and continue to keep my mind open to other beliefs. 

Feel free to comment on anything!  


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