Feb 28, 2010

dippin' those toes in a nice & cool pool

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OK, maybe not right now but pool time is a-coming.
Oh.YEAH!
Currently, we do not have a pool to dip our toes in but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have one.
A few years ago, we had one of those pools that expand as you fill it up.
You know which ones I am talking about, right?
The kids thought it was fancy!
haha

However, the darn sides kept collapsing. We probably spent 3 months of water on that thing.
(re-filling it)

Every year I search and plan for a pool
I don't need anything extravagant like an in ground pool.
One of those above ground pools would be ideal for us.
However, my backyard is not level ANYWHERE.
We also have tons of trees and I would assume that those would have to be trimmed or removed, right?

hmmm....
I can only imagine the pool parties that would occur if ONLY we had a pool.
(hint hint)

I mean, COME ON!
My kids could have rubber duckie races.


I could put on my grass skirt and coconut bra for a LUAU.
Can you say ALOHA?

We could also eat some of this Snorkeler cake while catching a few rays.
Isn't it adorable?

Fun times...
Fun times...

Do you have a pool?
If so, what kind? inground, above ground pool, plastic one?
If you don't have a pool then how will you be cooling off this summer?

Feb 27, 2010

roses are red and then they're black

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roses

roses copy

I've been watching these roses change colors ever since Valentine's Day.
Why?
Well, some may say that I am intrigued.
Others...Well, they may just call me too lazy to toss them.

I'm gonna lean more towards intrigued although I am really LAZY : )

Today they are even smaller and nearly black.
I might toss them tomorrow.
"Might" being the keyword there.

Have a great weekend!

Feb 26, 2010

Look Honey, You are featured today

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Last weekend we took our kids to a birthday party and dinner at one of our favorite eating establishments (that's fancy talk for PLACE TO EAT).

While we were waiting on our food, Hunky Hubby decided to play around with his new phone.
He posted one of those status updates to my favorite (GAG) social networking sites.
Ya know the one, (GAG) Facebook.

The food came.
We ate it.
It was good.
We left.

Fast forward .....2 hours LATER
I am sitting on the couch and figure I would jump on the computer and see if anything important was going on within the facebook community.
Ya never know when someone's BARN needs raising or when someone figures out that their mothering style is that of Marge Simpson instead of June Cleaver.
IMPORTANT STUFF, people!

As I am scrolling through all the mafia hits and pillow fights, I notice Hunky Hubby's status.

It read:
Hurts for dinner and itch later.

I giggled.
I laughed.
I laughed until I cried.

He was sitting on the other couch CLUELESS.

I almost posted right underneath him...
"Just scratch it."

But I couldn't keep it in any longer.

I told him what he had posted and he looked puzzled.
He realized that his phone (the fancy NEW one) had put those words in there for him thinking the other words were wrong. (Spelling wise)

It was supposed to read:
Huey's for dinner and UFC later.

HA
HA
HA

He immediately went in and deleted it.
AFTER IT HAD BEEN UP THERE FOR 2 HOURS!

This reminds me of the time he posted "black" as his status update.
Remember when all the women were posting their bra color as status updates?
Yeahhh.....

He saw the colors and figured that he would add his FAVORITE COLOR too.

Uh Huh
He deleted that one too.
AFTER I TOLD HIM WHAT THE COLORS REALLY MEANT

I love him.

lindacraig


Feb 25, 2010

You "shape" me !

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Well, they say that something becomes a "HABIT" after about 20 days or so.
BUT
There is always an exception, right?
I am that exception.

The whole 365 photo challenge?
ehhhh
I did make it to day 40-something.
(pat on my back)

in other words....
It bombed.
I bombed.

I've only got so much time in a day.
Something had to give.
&
Y'all had to assume that I wouldn't give up laziness.
*That "habit" had been formed LONG ago.

I still take pics.
Somedays (ok MOST DAYS) they never make it off my memory card but HEY, I take pics!
*side note: I have pics on my memory card from Christmas.
Christmas of '08.....

ANYWAY, I have decided to take some pics today and actually err ya know....
upload them.

I was skimming blogs this morning and noticed that my bloggy pal Krista was participating in a fun photo meme.

(this one)

Photobucket

I'm game!

Here are my "SHAPES".

Square/Rectangle
(items seen beside me)
square

Circles
(items seen in front of me)
YES, I just happen to have a camera in the bathroom.

circle

YES, that is a full roll of toilet paper ON TOP and BESIDE empty rolls.
Isn't this how all homes display their toilet paper??

choco

Oh this?
Well, it's a piece of chocolate from Halloween.
ON TOP OF AN EMPTY ROLL OF TOILET PAPER!
Don't look at me like you've NEVER seen a piece of 4 month old chocolate sitting on top of an empty roll of toilet paper before.
UMM HELLO??


shapes

And this?
Well, I shall call this :
Little Mess....NOT Big Mess
My kids made this masterpiece!

Show me YOUR shapes.

Feb 24, 2010

I'll do cartwheels for toilet paper

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Please excuse me....I just can't contain my excitement.
Did you really just offer me OVEN CLEANER?

OH BOY! OH BOY! OH BOY!
This is like the best flippin' day EVER.

It puts all the other pitches to shame.
HA! I sure thought I was cool beans with that window cleaner.
AND
Those coupons for 25% off beef weiners?

hmmm....

THIS IS OVEN CLEANER, Y'ALL.
I can like CLEAN OVENS now.

yeahhhh.....

NO!



FYI: Not all moms get giddy over CLEANING SUPPLIES.
&
Using the word "exciting" in a cleaning product pitch?

smooches
Ehh, I dunno.
(that's my "What you talkin' bout Willis face", by the way)

What would make me giddy??
Brownies, Aspirin, Toilet Paper and Tampons.
NOW those are products REAL (well, at least THIS ONE) moms would like to endorse.

just sayin'

psst....You can refer to me as "Ms. My Trendy Tykes" too.
Just don't expect a reply back.

Feb 23, 2010

Paula, we've lost that loving feeling . . .

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paula111111

Paula22222

paula3333


Visit Supah for more Post it Note Tuesday!

Boner, Missing?

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boner

I just read that Boner Stabone (Andrew Koenig) has been missing since February 14th.

Y'all remember Boner, right?
He played Mike Seaver's best friend on Growing Pains back in the day.

I loved BONE-UH.

Did you guys know that he was also the son of Walter Koenig (Chekov from the original Star Trek).

I had no idea.



IHOP National Pancake Day

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Today (February 23rd) is National Pancake Day at IHOP.

Head over from 7am until 10pm and enjoy a stack of pancakes for FREE!

Donations to the Children's Miracle Network are being accepted also.


IHOP national pancake day

Feb 22, 2010

Stinky STANK

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She said her prayers and gave me a hug.
I went to shut the door.....

The Princess : "M----OOOOOMA!"

Me: "What?"

The Princess: "What if that stink comes in here?"
*concerned look on her face

Me: "Girl, go to bed and don't worry about that STINK!"

I shut the door.
:giggle:

((Lil Man was in the bathroom beside her room. He was in there for awhile......))
AHEM!


Cute babies needed

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American Baby Photo Contest

Would you like to see your baby on the cover of American Baby magazine?
Enter and WIN!

ages 3 months-24 months
deadline to enter: March 31st

Winner receives a photo shoot in New York City and the cover of the August 2010 issue.

For more information, click here.

I would love to see a blogging pal win!

Feb 20, 2010

RUN....HIDE.....It's the "M" word

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While sitting around eating conversation hearts the other day.....

Lil man jumps up from his seat and RUNS to the nearest garbage can.

I'm all: "What's wrong?"
and
He's all : "I had to hurry up and throw that one away."

me: "huh?"

him: "It said MARRY ME."
"I don't want to MARRY anyone.........EVER."

"Girls....EWWW!"

:smile:

Feb 18, 2010

the BIG head

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The assignment:
3.) Open your picture folders…find a random “February” picture from a past year and tell a story.

This pic if from February 11, 2009
If you don't believe me then you can click this link.

wolvie Connor copy

A story?
Well, this was his hair before....
See it sticking up?
That's one of the reasons we "buzz" it now.

The other reasons?
He has a BIG head....BIG as in B--I---G.
That hair below?
It made it even bigger.
I'm not joking.
There was this one time where I almost had to cut an OLD NAVY hoodie off of him.
YEP!

It got stuck and would NOT go over his BIG HEAD.
I pulled.
He cried.
I pulled some more.
We both cried.
Just as I told BIGGER GIRL to grab a pair of scissors.....IT CAME OFF.
He never wore that hoodie again.



Hey, I didn't curse him with that big head.
My head is small.

(looking around)

*****
This cool chick named MAMA KAT (who names their kid MAMA?) has some other writing assignments posted on her blog. Check them out and LINK UP!


Feb 17, 2010

New recruits

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lindacraig2

Ok, actually he was already a nerd....
But he is officially Team Vulcan now.
He definitely does the PUCKER-ROO/POUTY face better than me. I look like a quackin' Daffy Duck.


family2

See my other "TEAM VULCAN" recruit?

hmmm....
I bet y'all could pick my kids out of a lineup, huh?
always the goofy-lookin' ones

Overheard

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"Ya better move. This thing will suck your toe up."

Gosh, I love my Dyson!

"Quit running with those scissors!"
"You might just poke your eye out or something."
" I AM NOT in the mood to sit in the ER waiting room today."


Mother of the Year award?


"About how far back could I be (from subject) for the taser to work?"

hmmm....


Happy Hump Day!!

Feb 16, 2010

Post it Note Tuesday (No Feet allowed)

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Feb 15, 2010

The day after . . .

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So, I found last year's DAY AFTER VALENTINE'S DAY pic and decided to compare it with this years pic.

I think I did better this year.


Sure, there are less chocolates leftover this time around but my heart is smaller than last year's heart.

PLUS
I also had cold leftover pizza for breakfast the day after Valentine's day last year.

NONE of that this year.

Although we did have pizza last night.....

Anyhoo, I think I did better.
What do you think?

baby steps, ya know


Last year

last year's chocolates

This year

candy

Who needs a scale?
I measure in chocolate.

How did you do?

Mama Likes (Just Jen t-shirts)

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We received the sweetest shirts in the mail the other day.
Just Jen's Big Sister/Lil Sister t-shirts

Lil Sis was happy as can be in her new t-shirt.
Big sis, on the other hand, had to warm up to the idea.
That's ok!
She eventually gave in to me.
A bribe may or may not have been involved.
hee hee

I couldn't help it.
These shirts were adorable and they looked so sweet wearing them.
(Forced or not!)

I had big plans for photos.
BIG PLANS!
Plans get disrupted.....
by chocolate milk and ketchup
BUT THAT'S OK!
It is.
The t-shirts are still adorable.

Wanna get some BIG SISTER/LIL SISTER t-shirts just as adorable?
Check out Just Jen.com

just jen big sister shirt

just jen lil sister shirt

Each t-shirt is custom designed with your choice of rhinestones.
A girl's gotta sparkle!

Just Jen also offers other custom clothing options such as hoodies, aprons, hats and more.
Check 'em out!

*MAMA LIKES*

Just Jen sent us two t-shirts (Big Sister and Little Sister) for review purposes. No other form of compensation was received.

Bonus Box Tops @ Kroger (giveaway)

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This giveaway is now CLOSED.
Congrats to Genny

Genny said...
I'd load up on water and yogurt
February 15, 2010 8:49 PM

Do you guys save box tops for schools in your community?
If so, I thought you would want to know about this special offer.

From now until March 18th, Kroger is giving you a chance to earn BONUS BOXTOPS.

All you have to do is register at www.RewardYourSchool.com and select the personalized offers that you would like to receive.

You will receive 5 extra boxtops just for signing up.
Once you select your offers they will be uploaded to your Kroger shopper card and ready for redemption once you purchase the items.

*no clipping involved*

For more information please visit rewardyourschool.com.



*
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Need an excuse to get started?
~3 day giveaway~
I have (1) $25 Kroger gift card for someone.
All you have to do is leave me a comment below.
Let me know HOW you would spend this $25.

That's it!

Giveaway will end on Thursday, February 18th @12:00am CST.


Kroger $25 gift card, information and giveaway gift card were all provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Feb 14, 2010

puffy hearts and sloppy kisses

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Happy Valentine's Day ! !

My valentine had to work today : (

Working men are HAWT, huh?

hunky hubby1

hunky hubby3

What's that big round thing in my pic?

OHHH....that's lil man's head

Yeahhh men working = Hawt!
hmmm....

hunky hubby

oooh err ummm . . .
Oops?

I love me some HUNKY HUBBY!

candy


Feb 13, 2010

Gettin' down and NERDY

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nerd

(That's my gang sign)
Vulcan .....4 LIFE

nerd reagan

nerd connor

Mama Likes

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2nd edition this week

framed "rules" artwork from Making the World Cuter

framed rules

Snow ice-cream from Homemaking Fun

Camera strap/slipcover tutorial from Priddy Creations

camera strap slipcover

She also sells her designs in a shop on Etsy.

&
Here's another slipcover tutorial--this one's for a ruffled camera strap from Crap I've Made

I know that Valentine's Day is tomorrow but these were just too awesome NOT to post.
I am sure they could be used for any holiday though.

Altered gum pack valentine treats from Crystal and Akiko

&

Check out this beautiful "Make Believe Tweed Jacket" from sweater transformation via Tea Rose Home

tweed jacket

Have a great Saturday!

Feb 12, 2010

Littlest Pet Shop Parade tomorrow @ Wal-Mart

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Join the Littlest Pet Shop Parade tomorrow, February 13th, at participating Wal-Mart locations.

Time : 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Just meet up at the designated area (There should be a sign) and wait for the parade to begin.
A new parade will begin every 10-20 minutes. (No worries about being late!)

Even dress up as your favorite LPS character!

*NEW Exclusive Pets will be available to purchase
*Photo Opportunities
*Grab Bags
*Giveaways while supplies last

For a list of participating Wal-Marts click here.

in case you're wondering . . .

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Ya know, that YAWN thing?

When one person yawns, the other person catches it. (contagious)
I even yawn after seeing someone on t.v. do it.


Well, it doesn't work on cats.

I tried it.


Not sure if it works on dogs ....
Can someone test that one out for us?


*Just more stuff that you don't NEED to know but
it's always GOOD to know....


Cat's will sleep in baby bouncy seats though.
Ya know?

cat2

Feb 11, 2010

Mama Likes

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It's been awhile since I "liked" anything, huh?

Mama Likes UMI SHOES today!
(I actually liked them the day before too.)

Here's BIG GIRL'S newest pair :

Yes, we are dreaming of Spring around here.
BRR!

Anyone ever purchased from Umi Shoes?
They have some pretty trendy shoes for the kiddos.
The quality is superb.
I am not just blowing smoke up your . . . ..
Well, I'm NOT!

We own 3 pairs of Umi Shoes and each pair are still in amazing shape even after being on the feet of my WILD and CRAZY tykes.

No toes hanging out
No soles flippin' and a flappin'

They definitely get the "H" household's stamp of approval.

You can view some of their NEW Spring line via this video.
(Cute Stuff!)

Here's some of my favorites:


MAMA LIKES UMI SHOES!
Wanna Buy? Enter code MTT219 to receive an additional 10% off your order.

They're on Facebook too....

Click HERE for some free Valentine's Day card downloads.


Yes, Umi Shoes sent me that pair of sandals up there for this review.
NO, I was not compensated with any form of monetary payment to post my opinion.

This is SMOKIN'

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I better go ahead and get this for the kids . . .

game

That smoker's cough is keeping them up at night.

Now, if they could only come up with a STOP DRINKING GAME.....

Feb 10, 2010

1,000

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This is post 1,000.
WOAH . . .

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Post 1,000 feels . . . .
Well, it feels like post 999.
I've seen other bloggers hit milestones.
So, this is like a big deal or something.

I was going to give one of you $1000.00 since this is my 1000th post .
Because you all know how rich blogging has made me. I mean people are throwing money at me these days just to post.
BUT
I figured that was kind of HO HUM.
My readers don't need more money to blow.
Then it dawned on me.
GIVE THEM SOMETHING FROM THE HEART....
or my pantry/freezer

1000 things from Linda's heart
which really means stuff that I found in my freezer/pantry


Cheerios!

gift1

A real friend cares about your cholesterol....just sayin'
There's about 300 little "o's" left in the box.

gift2

BUT
THOSE ARE YOUR 300 little "o"s now!

Next, I give you 12 TACO SHELLS

gift5

These are my favorite.
or ya know... whatever was on sale at the time

25 little pumpkins
Uh, Pumpkins are like the newest thing this Valentine's season.
Really-They are!
I wouldn't give you anything that's been in my cabinet since October.
or would I?

gift3

Moving right along . . .
3 cans of BEANS!

gift4

There are like 100 beans in each can.
I COUNTED THEM.
ok, not really
So, that's 300 beans right there folks.
Beans Beans good for your heart . . .

24 Waffles
Well, actually there are only 22 in there but these are some GOOD waffles, y'all.

gift7

AND
Last but certainly not least . . .
7 Cookies
We can't have a 1000th post without COOKIES!

gift8

Now let's do the math.
Total # of items is around 6 hundred and something.

So, I will just toss in another bag of beans.
That should bring us to 1000 (give or take a few).

gift6

That's what I'm giving to one lucky person....
not really
BECAUSE THIS IS MY 1000th post!!!!


Just visit each one of my 1000 posts and leave me a comment.
HURRY UP!
This stuff want be around very long.
Well, except for the pumpkins....

HAPPY 1000th post TO ME!!!




Beans Beans good fruit...
the more ya eat...
the more ya . . .
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