Jan 31, 2010

It's just SMELLY MUD (diggin' day)

12 comments
Starting today, Sunday's will be known as "diggin' through the archives" day.

Feel free to join me.
I mean, I'm not gonna MAKE you or anything like that but it would be pretty cool.
Just sayin'

Do you have a favorite post from Way back Then?
Pull it up and Post it!!
Got a post still sitting as a DRAFT? Finish it.

*Just be sure to change the date so it will post at the top of your blog.*

(Leave a link in the comments section, MckLinky had issues w/my blog)
*
*
*
*
Originally posted July 10, 2009

My nose KNOWS.

Seriously, I have the nose of a blood hound. I can smell things from a mile away.
This can be a bad thing at times.

We were leaving grandma's one night and I smelled something.
SOMETHING that was NOT on my top 5 favorite smells list.
SOMETHING that is probably my number 1 most hated smell.

SOMETHING as in DOG POOP

I checked my shoes.....nothing
I checked both daughter's shoes.....nothing
I could not reach my son as he was in the very back of the vehicle but I made him check his own shoes.....nothing (so he said)

THE SMELL WOULD NOT LEAVE.
We finally pulled up to the house and got out.
As we were walking up to the door, I did another check on everyone's shoes.

UH OH!

I noticed something.
Something in the crevices of SOMEONE'S tennis shoes.

UH HUH

I say : "Lil Man, I thought you said there was nothing on your shoes."
Lil Man : "Oh, that's not poop.....It's just smelly mud."
No need to worry, Y'all.
It was JUST SMELLY MUD.
hmmm . . .

Jan 30, 2010

Sharing the love . . .

8 comments
Ok, No dissin' during the weekend. That's my new rule.
We will see how long that lasts.
HA!

Let's get ready for Valentine's Day.
YA DIG??

I have found all of these ideas in the blog-o-sphere (of course).
Click the links.
Show some love.
OK?

Decorating ideas:

Paper Heart Wreaths from 4 Crazy Kings

felt and button flowers from Nini Makes


Dum Dum Daisies from Full Circle

Handprint Valentines (LOVES IT!) from The Idea Room

Conversation Hearts Valentine's centerpiece from It's all in My Head

Candy lamp idea from Mitzvah-licious blog



Yummies:

chocolate pretzel buttons from Craftzine



Secret Message Decoder cookies from Gourmet Mom on the Go
(these are neat-o)

HUGE Chocolate KISS from Bakerella



Ok, that should keep ya busy for awhile.
I'll try to post some more of my favorites next Saturday.

Jan 29, 2010

I can diss THIS or I can diss THAT

22 comments
WOWIE!
There are some die hard facebook peeps out there.
WOAH!

I've received some great comments and one pretty interesting email regarding my recent facebook post.

Ya know the one....
The one where I kind.of.sort.of DISS it?
yeah that one

Funny Stuff!

I got facebook tips....(how to remove those pesky apps)
I got some facebook pros and some twitter cons.
&
Wait for it....
Wait ..

(from email)
I got the "If you hate it so much then why are you on there?"
WHY? Because everyone else is doing it. DUH!

followed with

"Just go tweet something useless on twitter but make sure you cram it in 140 characters or less."

Ohhhh You are gonna love this . . .
I also got called a "Twit".

*OUCH*
YOU really told ME.


Do 11 year old's read Mommy Blogs too?



All I have to say about that is :
I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I?
Yeahhh.....

You made me giggle, redrooster@---.com

You did.


Just wait until I diss Star Trek or Star Wars.
I'm sure I'll have nerds coming out of their parent's basements for that one.
*
*
*
Psst...I do not discriminate.
OH.NO.
I diss ALL!
Heck, I dissed on Dora just yesterday.
She's a brat.
She's an annoying brat.

I've even dissed my beloved twitter here recently.
To make you feel better RED, here is how I have been feeling about good ole twitter lately :

twitter_spam

SEE?
I've got enough DISS to go around.
Just come back next week.
You'll see.

signed,
THE "TWIT"

pssst pssst....follow me RED! I talk about all sorts of useless stuff.
It's kind of hard to cram it in under 140 characters but I'm creative!

Follow me and I'll become your friend on ((GAG)) facebook.
Deal?


Disclaimer: I heart nerds. (married one)

Jan 27, 2010

Can I make a few suggestions?

36 comments



tip#1
Get rid of Captcha

It's annoying.

I know....I know....
You don't likey the spammy spam spam.
I understand.
I do.
Why not just moderate the comments?
You can easily weed out all the spam that way too, ya know?

BUT BUT BUT . . .
I don't wanna make my readers WAIT on their comment to appear.

Psst...most of them probably won't mind to wait.

Ya know which of the "captchas" are the most annoying?
The ones that make ya add or subtract.

Too much work just to leave a comment.

just sayin'


****

tip #2
Have eleventy blogs? GREAT!! YOU GO GIRL (or BOY)

Uh, but the ones that you haven't updated....
or
the "tester" blogs ? ?

Why have them listed under your profile?
You can hide them by going into your profile under "edit" and unchecking the boxes next to the blogs that you don't want displayed.

The reason for this annoyance-
Say you visit my blog and leave a comment. When I want to return the LOVE, I click on your name and it takes me to your profile page. I then have to click on ALL those blogs just to find your most updated one so that I can comment.

*time consuming*

I'll be honest. Somedays are just not good for blog surfing around here and if I can't find you quick and easily . . .
Well, I give up.


****


tip #3
WHERE DO I PUT MY COMMENT?
There are a few templates out in bloggy land that make it difficult for readers to comment.
Please make sure your comments are visible.
(font size, placement)
In other words---Don't make us search!


****

tip #4

Just say NO to auto-music!!!!!
Music is great.
BUT
When it starts automatically
AND
When you are not expecting it
AND
You have your volume (like) ALL THE WAY UP

It's rather annoying and ....
Well, it scares to MESS outta me.
I will click off of those sites in a heartbeat and I know others that do the same.exact.thing.
.
.
.
.

Okie Dokie
That's my suggestions for the day.
I have more.
OH.YES.I.DO.

Psst....
Using . . . . 's all the time is sort of/kind of annoying too.
BUT
It's an addiction, people.
I am going to need one of those 12 step programs.

12 steps....
starting with baby steps first

dot dot dot


Leelou Blogs

Got tips?
Leave them below.

Jan 26, 2010

Dyson definitely ROCKS my ROLL !

29 comments






Don't believe me?

KA-POWWW

dyson

Believe THAT!

Now don't forget to pop in over @ Supah's place for more Post it Note Tuesday and stuff and stuff.

Jan 25, 2010

mortgage rates and unibrows

10 comments
I was on a website last night and couldn't help but see this series of advertisements on the sidebar.

hmmm

Check out the pictures.

Especially the two guys.

mortgage ad

I can't tell if that first guy is a caveman. What is REALLY going on with those teeth?
The glasses are pretty SWANKY too.

And the last one?
Well, I could definitely see him on some body hair removal ad.
But a refinancing/mortgage ad?
uhhh NO

GOT unibrow??
U NEED TO REFINANCE!

HURRY!

Jan 22, 2010

In the closet . . .

24 comments

I totally just hid in my closet to eat a Snickers Ice Cream bar.

snickers ice cream

I won't even lie and tell you that "I didn't want the kids to see me eating something so UNHEALTHY."
No, I won't

I hid because I didn't want them to see it.
I hid because I didn't want to share with them.

I was hungry.

SO WHAT?

hmm...
I better go get that wrapper out of the trash can.
(The trash can in my bathroom)

I wouldn't want anyone to think I was eating in the bathroom.
That would be kind of odd.

BUT THEN AGAIN

If I had to . . .

mumbling bumbling err RAMBLING

19 comments
I'm sitting here on my MINI break today skimming over the blog comments....
(Thanks for visiting, by the way)

I decide to pay each one of you a visit (Well, I TRY) and what do I find when I get to Brittany's site?

A big ole pic of ME!
It was kind of scary at first and I almost clicked off of the site.

Brittany featured me and the BLAWG today. Head on over there and check her out.
(Leave some love too!)
Your momma raised ya right, Didn't she?

*****
Questions Questions
I had planned to do this via VLOG but my flippin' FLIP needs batteries.
of course

*****
Ok, so I started this blog post earlier in the day. Now it is 5:25pm and I can not even remember

****
HA!
Now it's 7:39 am the next day and I am going to try to finish this post.
Like I was saying, I have already forgotten the questions that I was going to answer.
I will have to go back through the comments again.
:sigh:

I do remember Emmy asking about the template for this blog and the one for my 365 Photo Project.

Emmy, this template is called Arthemia Free v.2. (the wordpress one converted to blogger)
The one I have installed over on the Photo Blog is called sGallery Grunge Style.


Someone else asked where they could find a decent magazine style blogger template.
I have a ton of new sites to add to this "template addict" post.

Maybe I can do that over the weekend?

MAYBE??

I will also try to answer all of your other questions.
Right now....
KIDS

connor school1 copy

'NUFF SAID

Jan 19, 2010

Uh, I don't get it.

17 comments







Visit Supah for more Post it Note tuesday.
DO IT.

Jan 16, 2010

in a sharing-kind of mood

16 comments


I found this a couple of months ago while browsing.

Make your own Snowman Kit

Have I already posted it?

I can't even remember?

Actually, I was probably saving it for myself. Sometimes I do that. I will find something uber cool and NEVER share it with the rest of you.

I can be stingy at times.
I will try and work on that though.
(maybe)

Anyway, since we never get that REAL white stuff.
flippin' dusting
I thought I would share it with you guys.
I hope someone can use it.
It's so darn cute!

I didn't choke...

6 comments
I haven't given up on my 365 day photo challenge.

I did move them all to another spot though.

Just a Glimpse 365

Things were getting a little cluttered over here.

YA HEAR?

Also, I want to say Hi to my new followers!
&
Thanks for all the comments this week.
I am slowly but surely making my way to your blogs.

Jan 15, 2010

White, Nerdy and pretty HAWT

17 comments
Hunky Hubby's been playing an online game here lately.
Actually, it's a Beta for the new Star Trek online game (debuts in February, I believe?)

Anyhoo...
He was sitting there playing it and the kids were ooohing and ahhhing over the "space ships".

Little Princess: "Daddy"
Hunky Hubby: "What?"

Little Princess: "Are there nerds in this game?"

bwahahahaha!

Me: "LOTS OF NERDS, honey."

"LOTS OF THEM!"

*
*
*


Click HERE to view Weird Al's White and Nerdy video.
I love it!

(I had to remove it because it was slowing my site down.)

Friday Follow

26 comments
Friday Follow

^
.
.
.
(click it)

I will be back later with a real post, I promise.
Right now...Duty calls.

Jan 14, 2010

The fat is free....I promise

18 comments
Looking for a nutritious and oh so healthy snack idea?

Well, you AREN'T GONNA FIND ONE HERE.

IMG_3792 copy

We made these "homemade" donuts the other day.
Homemade as in : I opened a can of biscuits, pressed a few holes in the middle and fried those babies until they were golden brown.

Drop 'em in some powdered sugar
Slather some chocolate frosting on top
or make your own glaze with powdered sugar and a dab of milk

mmmm mmmm good

Day 14 of the 365 Day Photo Challenge

Are you on TEAM OVER or TEAM UNDER?

19 comments

Well...
Which team are you on?
Do you have to put your toilet paper OVER or UNDER?

Add your answer to the poll over at CottonelleRollPoll.com.




I'd say I am on Team OVER but honestly it doesn't matter too much to me AS LONG AS SOMEONE CHANGES THE FLIPPIN' ROLL!

UGH!
(Another story for a different day)

I'm trying to win some toilet paper (a month's supply) over @ Mom Bloggers Club.
With the way these kids wipe their "tails", I need this.
I REALLY REALLY NEED THIS!

Want to win some for your tushie too?
Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in the big giveaway to win 1 of 10 Cottonelle gift baskets randomly chosen on January 29.


Jan 13, 2010

Two Words : FOLD ME

9 comments
clothes1

clothes

'Nuff said

Day 13 of the 365 Day Photo Challenge

Jan 12, 2010

false advertising

7 comments
read the bib

natej

&
No, he's not mine.
I borrowed him for the pic.
That's totally ok and all, right?

Day 12 of the 365 Photo Challenge

I'll get you and your little goat

10 comments





Follow up post coming later....

(insert sarcasm here)

I'm gonna tell y'all how much I love those facebook apps and requests.
getting all giddy thinking about it

(end sarcasm)


P to the S : Don't forget to join Post It Note Tuesday over at Supah Mommy's place.

Jan 11, 2010

at least it's not matches or pocket knives

9 comments
What the kids are fighting over today

toys1

It will be something totally different tomorrow.

:Sigh:

Now you know why I am addicted to those BC POWDERS down there, right??

**A gold star to the first person that can tell me the name of the cartoon that these guys belong in.

Day 11 of the 365 Day Photo Challenge

me no likey the STINKY

6 comments
overheard



The Princess : "Momma, What's that?"
(pointing at my deodorant)

Me: "That's deodorant".

The Princess : "Does it make people happy?"

??!!??!!

Me: "Well, it all depends....IT ALL DEPENDS."

makes me happy to be standing next to someone that remembered to apply it

JUST SAYIN'

Jan 10, 2010

MY GOAL: TO GAIN and NOT LOSE this year

9 comments
(the view from my seat)

myview

myview1

I didn't make any New Year's resolutions this year.

Oh, except that "not swallowing as much bubble gum as last year" one.
I've already stumbled.
Ok, I failed.


However, I did make a goal.

to read through the entire bible before December 31, 2010

So far---So good!


Instead of LOSING this year....
I have decided to GAIN.

Day 10 of the 365 Day Photo Challenge

Jan 9, 2010

a "ZIP" of sarcasm

6 comments
My pal Em sent me this link last night.
I believe this is some sort of "honorable mention" list for the Top 50 Mommy Bloggers list?
or something like that

Well,
She said I was on it.

I skimmed through the list and sure enough THERE WAS MY BLOG NAME!
10 people like me, by the way
(I'll take that.)


The description just tickled my fancy . . .

She's funny with a zip of sarcasm and she likes to eat bon bons and watch soaps. What's not to love?

HAHA! A zip?
I dig that.

Anyhoo, I know that I am not one of the TOP MOMMY BLOGGERS.
there are like 70 kabillion out there anyway


But I do want to say thanks for adding lil ole me to that list.

Couldn't make it through the day without one

3 comments
Day 9 of the 365 Day Photo Challenge :

bc

I could be a spokesperson for BC.
VERY BIG SUPPORTER
BC, Call me!
Seriously . . .

A MOM
A MOM STUCK INSIDE A HOUSE ALL DAY
A MOM STUCK INSIDE A HOUSE ALL DAY WITH KIDS
THREE (or more)

I could endorse the HECK outta this product.

Jan 8, 2010

Don't cross the BOSS!

9 comments
Day 8 of the 365 Day Photo Challenge

Remember this pic?
Well, this is what happens when things go from good to bad :

kids mad

meaning someone (ahem The Princess) got mad because someone (Lil Man) wanted to stop helping with the game . . .

She's very demanding like that.
I have no idea where she gets it either.

(looking around)

technical difficulties

6 comments
Even blogger is suffering the "DEEP FREEZE of 2010".
Comment moderation is all wonky again.

I see them.
I just can't publish them.

Anyone else having issues?


Oh, and I have had to edit this post 5 times already.
When I post it, I find something wrong.
Maybe my brain is frozen?


Five Question Friday

5 comments
Yeah, I know.
I don't usually do these meme things but I saw this one over on another blog that I frequent and it looked harmless.

So . . .

My Little Life



1. What's your "comfort food"?
homemade mac and cheese
or
chicken and dressing
as long as someone else cooks them!

2. Do you send Thank You's (handwritten or email)?
through email

3. If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which show would you choose?
Big Brother
I'm too much of a chicken for Amazing Race.
I couldn't live without cheeseburgers to go on Survivor.
I can't cook and Gordon Ramsey scares me....so NO to Hell's Kitchen.

4. What is your favorite online recipe site?
I don't really have a favorite but the one I visit the most would be allrecipes.com

5. If you had to choose: "Friends" or "Seinfeld"?
Friends
The folks on Seinfeld annoy me.
but
I would love to have a dance-off with Elaine.
*
*


*Click the banner above and join this little meme.
You may even find a new blog to stalk!


Oh, and just for kicks....
How about we continue with the questions?
Maybe a little TRUTH or DARE?

Got a question for me?
*
Wanna double dog DARE me ?
*
Leave it in the comments below (or send them via email) and I will answer some of the questions and maybe even a dare or two in a post tomorrow.
even better? on video

Just as long as the dare isn't something absurd like eating low fat mayo or drinking a diet pepsi.
(gag)

A girl must have limits, ya know?

Jan 7, 2010

adorable stationery

2 comments


Check out this giveaway from one of my pals.
You could win some of her awesome stationery.
I'm still on a bird kick so the "birds on a vine" is definitely my favorite followed by that chandelier with blue birds.

She's also got a shop on Etsy.
Elona Creations

What am I going to do with all this bread and milk now?

12 comments
I've got some good news.
Hunky Hubby was able to find a loaf of bread last night.
(even if it was the WHEAT-IEST of the WHEAT BREADS)

but

You won't get to see me dancing like a lunatic.
(I practiced too.)

Here's our "SNOW".
Now go back and read my post.

uh.huh.

Actually, we didn't even have this much when I woke up this morning.
I kept waiting . . .
and waiting . .
snow

snow2

Wanna hear something funny?
They shut down the schools.
THEY SHUT DOWN THE SCHOOLS FOR THIS!
We were watching the news this morning and they were talking about "THE DEEP FREEZE of 2010" and showed the news reporter outside all bundled up.
She reached down to grab some of this DUST and tossed it up into the air.
I looked at the Hunky One and said "How embarrassing".

We get a little dust and people go crazy however up north they are probably shoveling off 2 ft just to get out of their driveway and . . .
ya know . . .
TAKE THE KIDS TO SCHOOL


psst: Day 7 pics for the 365 Day Photo Challenge


Jan 6, 2010

I shall call this one "CLOUDS"

11 comments
Day 6 of the 365 Day Photo Challenge


clouds1

A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all--he's walking on them.

whoa!
That sounds all smart and stuff, huh?
Y'all know that it didn't come from me then.
HA!

I can do a mean "Carlton"

14 comments


To Snow?
or
Not To Snow?

That is the question.

Ya see, we (FOLKS) down here hardly EVER get the white stuff known to many as SNOW.
Well, there was this one time back in 1994.
Oh wait...
That wasn't snow.
That was "THE ICE STORM OF 94".
yeahh...
The weather/news people around here are so fancy.
They name BIG HAPPENINGS.
Kind.of.like
"The Great Freeze of 03"
Except you have to say it in that DEEP MOVIE PREVIEW voice.
Oh, and there are lots of special effects and sounds.

ANYHOO
We do not get snow.
Every once in awhile they will hype the kids up and scare the pants off the "seasoned folks" out there with "SNOW IS IN THE FORECAST".
The kids start designing their snow forts (in their heads).
and
The "seasoned folks" head to the market to clear out the bread shelves and milk aisle.
I said "seasoned folks" this time and NOT granny or gramps goodtimes.
See, I am improving.
a . little .


Only to get home and hear :

"We got lucky this time."
"We barely missed the snow by THIS much."

hmm....

Now I have angry children and NO BREAD.
GEE THANKS, WEATHER MAN.
Thanks a lot.

Where am I going with all of this?
I AM GETTING THERE.

I was watching the news earlier this week and 2 out of 3 kids just happened to be in here to hear "SNOW IS A-COMIN". (or something kind of like that)
That's all they heard.
That's all they wanted to hear.
THAT'S ALL THEY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT.

Weather man said up to 3 inches!
but in weather man terms that really means a light dusting, right?

The next day....
Snow's still a-comin.
1-2 inches
great, we won't even get the dust....more like if ya blink ya may miss it

Today . . .
Ehhh (says the weather man) Snow is still in the forecast for SOME of us.
The cities DOWN BELOW HERE will receive the majority of the snow.
BUT
I still see us getting 1/2 inch to 1 inch.

uh huh
You already know what I am thinking, right?
no snow

But one thing he was MOST certain of :
It's gonna be cold.

B R R R

**************
Ok
Here's the deal.
I am challenging that SNOW.
(and weather man)
except he doesn't really know it

If it snows more than ONE INCH (which I don't see happening).
I will say "I WAS WRONG."


ON VIDEO

I will also run outside in my BRIGHT BLUE SNUGGIE and dance.
Since, I don't know any of the HIP dances of today.
I will have to break it down 90's style.
*Word to yo Mutha*
A little MC HAMMER
Running Man
Roger Rabbit

Ya know, the good stuff.
I may even toss in a "Carlton" for ya.
AND
I can do a REAL MEAN CARLTON!



Wanna take a poor girl bet?
ya know, the kind that doesn't involve $$

WILL WE GET SNOW??
Yes or No

Whatcha think?

Y'all come back tomorrow, ya hear?

Jan 5, 2010

Day 5...

9 comments
bry copy

I'm cheating today but I have a good reason.
See that pic above?
Well, I took it for Shellie Ross in honor of her little boy Bryson.
She lost him the week before Christmas and bloggers all throughout the blog-o-sphere wanted to support her.
(We lit candles and the photos were used in a tribute video.)

Like many, I have been praying for Shellie and her family.
&
I will continue to pray for them.
Not only is she still grieving but she is dealing with some very hateful people.
Between news stories and bashing via twitter and blog posts...
It's just sick.
The sad part?
Most of these "people" answer to the name "MOM" or "MOMMA" and "MOMMY".



Anyway...
This is my photo for day 5.
(365 day photo challenge)

Speaking of Snuggies....Post it Note Tues

14 comments









Post It Note Tuesday is hosted by Supah Mommy.
Head on over there and CH-CH-CHECK it out!
 

My Trendy Tykes Copyright © 2010 Designed by Ipietoon Blogger Template Sponsored by Emocutez