Monday, January 31, 2011

NOT Me Monday

*I did not just start shopping for Kenley's birthday party over the weekend.... NO, Not Me!
*I am not stressing out about this little party for my Princess... NO, Not Me!
*I did not leave behind any pink in any of the stores over the weekend... NO, Not Me!
*I did not start to tear up while shopping for birthday accessories for the party... No, Not Me!

*I am not super excited for tonight's episode of "Pretty Little Liars" ... NO, Not Me!


Weekend WrapUp!

So mine & Kenley's weekend consisted of... 
we went shopping for fun on Friday with Nonna... 
shopping for BIRTHDAY stuff the rest of the weekend!

I can not believe my little baby is turning one in less than 2 weeks!
Throughout all the shopping I kept catching myself 
being in disbelief that I was shopping for her birthday!
It's such a weird feeling...
because I feel she is growing up too fast
BUT yet I LOVE this stage!
((although I say this every month!))

She is growing up right before my eyes...
but it's still the best thing in this world to be a part of!

enough of all that mushy mushy stuff!

everyone is having a great start to the week!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Scripture Sunday ♥


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13


Saturday, January 29, 2011


Miss Priss' 

stress! stress! stress!

I have a HUGE stack of papers of 
things to do,
to make, 
to decorate!

and it's going to be a very very small party...
so I can't even imagine how worse it's going to get 
with the years to come!

the joys of being a Mommy
a planner!



so I'm giving myself the 'BAD Blogger" award!

Yes... the bad blogger award... 
I don't think this award really exists but,
I think I've won it!

if only it came with a tiara!

okay so I'm going to try to be better at this!

everyone is having a wonderful weekend!


SHOP with ME! ♥

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I HATE to do this, 
since I've just started on being such the "good blogger"
I am having to take the rest of this week off from HH's & HB's!

When I return I'll play 'catch up'!

until then...
everyone has a fabulous rest of the week!


*SHOES-day* Tuesday!

My FIRST *SHOES-day* ... 
well on my blog at least!

today's pair pick
{{via ChicTalk}}

LOVE these!

((they don't so cute on here- but in person they are FABULOUS!))

these fabulous sparkly heels I found yesterday during Nonna & mine's shopping spree...
and get this.... these are $90 shoes
that's not the price tag that came attached to the same ones I found
I found mine for $17!



Monday, January 24, 2011

"NOT ME" Monday!

My FIRST "NOT ME" post!
I'm so super uber excited about this... 
NOT! :)
here I go anyways....

(a little story before my NOT ME's)
Today Kenley & I went shopping with Nonna!
Now, this can be a bit dangerous because
we can do some serious damage 
(to the credit debit cards)
damage we did!
I think, we broke a record today!
(a shopping record that is)
We stopped at one of mine & Nonna's favorite stores...
I'm just crazy about this store!
(Thanks Momma) :)

We went in for just a pair of shoes ...
  hours, yes HOURS 
later came out with an insane number of bags and more than just a pair of shoes!
We went a bit crazy, 
BUT the deals were unbelievable!
Dresses for $3!!!!
Yes you read right, THREE dollars!
I felt bad for the fitting room lady when she saw our buggies!
I should have taken a picture.
(yes I call carts buggies... it's a Southern thing)
But needless to say we had so much fun!

OH and I had a proud Mommy moment...
I let Kenley down, to walk... and guess where she went?
straight to the SHOES!
Yup, she is definitely my daughter!!! :)
on the way there... riding with Nonna... we were of course listening to some Jovi...
and my little Prissy pants was rocking out in her carseat! 
TWO of the BEST moments today!
(plus the deals we got!)

okay now, finally, to my NOT ME's ....

I did not go shopping in my favorite store for FOUR hours, no, NOT ME!
I did not give up on trying things on ( b/c my child got bored in the dressing room ).. and just hold the clothes up to me instead & tried imagining if they would fit, no, NOT ME!
I did not need help with the 6+ bags ((& carrying my child)), no, NOT ME!
I did not get so exhausted & actually shopped til I dropped, no, NOT ME!

HOPE everyone's Monday was as good as ours!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Scripture Sunday ♥

Proverbs 4:23-27 - Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. 
 Do not turn to the right or left; keep your foot from evil.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cook, Clean, & Static Cling?

24 Great Household Tips!

Whether you're a domestic diva or domestically challenged (like me) 
these are some great tips for any of you ladies 
living on your own (or even if you're a housewife)
having to cook, clean, and live on a budget.

1.) Bananas Done Right: 
Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. 
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster
2.) Cheese Please:  
Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.  
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

3.) Pick Your Pepper: 
Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. 
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
4.) Beef Minus Grease: 
Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. 
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

5.) Egg-cellent: 
To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls 
of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

6.) Not Your Ordinary Brownie: 
For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed.
Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies.
Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

7.)  For the Garlic Lover: 
Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic 
at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

8.) Dreamy Dessert: 
Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. 
Simply chop them up with the food chopper. 
Peel, core and slice a few apples. 
Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. 
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream.

9.) The Morning After Pizza: 
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, 
set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza.
10.) Easy Deviled Eggs: 
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag.
Seal, mash till they are all broken up. 
Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, 
cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.  Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

11.) A Little Frosting Goes A Long Way:
 When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. 
You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. 
You also eat less sugar and calories per serving!

12.) Reheating refrigerated bread: 
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, 
place them in a microwave with a cup of water. 
The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

13.) Weed Whacker with Newspapers: 
Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants 
overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. 
Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

14.) Broken Glass: 
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see  easily.

15.) No More Mosquitoes:
 Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.  It will keep the mosquitoes away.

16.) Squirrel Away! 
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. 
The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

17.) Flexible vacuum:
 To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge 
add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift-wrap roll to your vacuum.
It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

18.) Reducing Static Cling:
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. 
Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing pantyhose. 
Place pin in seam of slacks and static is gone!

19.) Measuring Cups: 
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. 
Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. 
Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

20.) Foggy Windshield? Hate foggy windshields? 
Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car 
When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

21.) Reopening envelopes:
 If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, 
just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two.

22.) Conditioner: 
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. 
It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. 
It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

23.) Goodbye Fruit Flies: 
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar
and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. 
You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

24.) Get Rid of Ants: 
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. 
They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them.
It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, 
but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Weekly Blog Posts... ♥

a list of the weekly posts I'll do...

((starting on Sunday))

"Not Me Monday" -
a post where I'll share embarrassing things that I have not been doing 
(it's a hit post in the blog world apparently-
& I had no other ideas for Monday)
'To Do List Tuesday'
every Tuesday & Thursday
is my 'catch up' day of the week!
'SHOES-day Tuesday' (via 'Chic Talk')
'Wordless Wednesday'
a NO words post, just a picture!
'To Do List Thursday'
((things that didn't get done on Tuesday))
'FASHION Friday' 
I'll share my little fashionita's style of the week! :)
'Shop with Me Saturday'
I'll share good finds and sales
I'll just share pictures of mine & Miss Prissy pants shopping spree's!
'Scripture Sunday'
I'll share a favorite scripture of mine!

Along with these 'scheduled'  posts- 
I'll  still do just regular posts too!
I just like the idea of these catchy posts
it will help me to not neglect HH's & HB's again!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Coffee, Catch Up,& more COFFEE!

I'm a bad, bad blogger!

If there were an award for the worst blogger, I'd win!

I've been SO crazy busy lately...

*planning Kenley's Birthday
*setting up & designing a blog for Nonna (my Mom)
(she's a Bon Jovi LOVER,
hence the address & name of her blog 'It's My Life')
*starting the process of creating a business!
((I'll be posting more once it's all done!))
*trying to keep up with my child & everything that she gets into!
(which leads me to my next)
((24-7 it feels like!))

So with all of this going on, I've neglected HH's & HB's a bit!
with  2 cups of coffee & 1 iced-coffee 
I'm going to play "Catch Up" today
try my best to not neglect anymore!

HOPE everyone is having FABULOUS Thursday!
I know yesterday was WINES-day...
but I think today/tonight should be too!
((at least for me))


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday's TO DO List

ahhh... SO much to do...

I so wish I could do that whole “Bewitched” wrinkle-wiggle of my nose thing
have it all be done!

if only, until then I'll have to do it the old fashioned way!

... 1 ...

exactly ONE month from today
my baby girl will be

oh my gosh!
when did this happen?
it feels like it was just yesterday whenever I was checking into the hospital!
((in SO much pain))

and so today begins the official starting of planning the perfect 1st birthday for my little Princess!
ohh the pressure is ON, & you would think with me having the planning in my background
I wouldn't be so stressed about it, but oh so not the truth!

I just want it to be perfect
((ohh and with lots of PINK too!))

*11* Months ♥

in just about 40 minutes from now you will officially be 11 months old!
((on 1-11-11!))
I can not believe that next month will be your birthday,
you will be ONE!
I wish I could slow this whole 'growing up right before my eyes' thing down a bit!

BUT since I can't...

                                               Here's a little bit of what you've been up to...

*You usually start your days at 7 A.M.
-although yesterday morning you were up and ready to go at 5:30 A.M.!
Mommy does not like those mornings- and really really misses when you weren't a morning girl!
*You still are taking 2 naps throughout the day
(first at 11 & second at 3-4)
lastly from 1 to 2 hours!
*Bedtime is 8 P.M.
*Bottles: 3 to 4 a day
*Clothes: mostly 6-9, & some 9-12
*Diapers: 3
*Shoes: 3 & a 4 in boots!
*Teeth: 2 on bottom 
and just yesterday your first tooth on top FINALLY came through!
any day or hour your second will be through too!
*You pretty much eat what Mommy does...
You LOVE Chicken- you could have it every day & night, if I let you!
favorite snacks: cucumber (dipped in ranch dressing), goldfish,  
you still love puffs & 'lil' crunchies (Gerber snack) in flavors: 
cheese, garden tomato, & maple syrup
*You are walking and sometimes running, Yes, running! 
*You still get into EVERYTHING!
*You LOVE to destroy
have issues with the pillows staying on the couches
it apparently drives you CRAZY & you must and always throw them off onto the floor!
*You LOVE purses!
taking EVERYTHING out of them!
*You 'give love' and kisses and wave "bye bye"
*You say: "by by" - bye bye  "ba ba" - bottle
"ba ba ba", 
"Poppa", & "Momma" (only when crying or cranky though)
*You touch your ears, head, & mouth when I ask you where they are!
(you do your mouth trick instead of touching your lips)
we are working on your nose & toes!
*You LOVE your babies
give them kisses!
*You are still dancing anytime you hear music- even when we are in stores! ;)
*You HATE: having socks on... 
the day has come where you have learned to take off your headbands!!! :(
I still put them on you!
*You have all kinds of faces you make now... & I LOVE them all!
*You love when Mommy brushes your teeth before bedtime
you hold your toothbrush and try to do it yourself!
*You love PHONES... the house phone, & cell phones...
anytime it rings you get SO excited!
and you've even called Nonna a few times when I've let you play with it! ha
*You LOVE the dishwasher... 
I'm not really sure why, but whenever I am loading or unloading you are always right there!
you love the pantry... 
mostly when you are taking things out... 
you always go straight for the chocolate...
that's my girl! :)

another monthly post has come and gone
for next months you'll be ONE!

You have made my life complete!
I can't even remember my life before you...
((although I do think I had more sleep & less dark circles)) :)
it's all worth it at the end of the day when I lay you down and watch you sleep
you have my heart,  
I love you more than any words could ever say...
yesterday, today, & tomorrow too!

{{it's IMPOSSIBLE to get a decent picture of my Miss Prissy pants these days}}
{{so this is what all I got...}}

Saturday, January 1, 2011


goodbye 2010 
HELLO 2011!

ahh... MY first post in 2011!
( & it's 1-1-11)

HAPPY 2011!

SO my 2011 consisted of...
 realizing how old I am!
I'm not going to lie, it was hard staying up till midnight to watch that ball drop!
Miss Priss tried her hardest to stay up too...
she made it until 11:00!

at least I got my 'New Years' kiss earlier in the night...

(or well NYE Kiss)

Mine & Miss Priss' New Years in pictures...

our New Years tiara's!

our silver SHOES...
YES, I dressed us alike!

Miss Priss lovin' Momma's heels!

our matching black-silver glittery leggings

 Miss Priss & Me!

Mommy's & Kenley's!

HAPPY Twenty-11 to all my bloggy friends!
it's a fabulous year!