Friday, July 24, 2009

Here's a couple of things talked about on the Early Show....

You will get wrinkles however you move your face.
Let kids use their stomach as a guide to when they are full and don't teach them to use the plate as their judging system. As adults, it would do us some good to leave food on the plate when it is piled too high most of the time to begin with.
Slumping over is bad for you back and shoulders. Stay active and keep your core strength
You get a cold from a virus not the cold weather.

Have a fun day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Something To Think About

Here's what happens in less than a second when a car traveling 55 mph hits a stationary object:

* 0.1 second: The front bumper and grille of the car collapse. If the car has an air bag, it has already inflated.
* 0.2 second: The hood crumples, rises, and strikes the windshield as the rear wheels lift off the ground. The fender wraps around the struck object.
* 0.3 second: The driver's legs jam under the dashboard and break, while the steering wheel heads for the driver's chest.
* 0.4 second: The car's wrecked front end comes to a stop, but the car's rear is still rushing forward, and the driver's body is still traveling at 55 mph.
* 0.5 second: If the car is not equipped with an air bag, the driver is smashed against the steering wheel, crushing arteries and lungs.
* 0.6 second: The driver's feet are ripped out of their shoes. The brake pedal snaps off, and the car's frame buckles in the middle. Without an air bag, the driver's head smashes into the windshield.
* 0.7 second: The passenger door rips loose, and the rear doors fly open. The front seat rams forward, pinning the driver further against the steering wheel shaft and dashboard, as the car slams forward.
*0.8 second: The rest doesn't matter, the driver is no longer alive.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I keep a notebook of quotes I like. I try to write them down when I hear them and look at them from time to time. (Is that something normal people do?) Here are a few quotes out of my notebook:

And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. – JFK

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning," - Louis L'Amour

Honor God – Honor Each Other

I want to leave legacy. How will they remember me? Did I chose to love? Did I point to you enough? – Nichole C Mullen’s song

A man is about as happy as he sets his mind to be. – Abraham Lincoln

Choices have consequences. – Said by my mother-in-law

Friday, June 5, 2009


Who do these to think they are kidding? They are both spoiled babies who throw temper tantrums, and they are so incredibly annoying, and the irony is that they consider themselves Christian? Their behavior sure didn't look wholesome to me. In prayer one moment and then screaming at people for some crazy reason the next moment. Who in the world takes these two people serisously? They are giving Christians a bad name. So just stop already.
(I also read some where that they need to stop calling this couple Spidie because they are giving Spider man a bad name! Now that's funny!)

Dumb stuff Spencer says

  • “Madonna, eat your heart out, Britney Spears, eat your heart out. I would say we have diamond records coming – they’re gonna sell 10-million plus.” Talking about Heidi's music career.
  • "We realized we had lost our minds" Who cares why or where he said this..we all just agreed on something with Spencer.
  • "I'm too rich. I'm too famous. I'm outta here," said as he was leaving the jungle.
  • “I look at them as the Heidi and Spencer of politics,” speaking of Pattie & Rod Blagojevich
  • "I'd voted for your husband for president" speaking of Rod Blagojavich

Wouldn't it be nice...

I am having beach envy. Seems like a lot of people I know have been going to the beach lately. On facebook, every time I log on there are some new pictures of someone's beach vacation. I normally see that and say to myself "I wish I had a beach life." Oh well, for right now the closest I'm coming to a beach vacation is the picture on my desktop.
Peace Out Homies....I am now going to soak up my pretend sun.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

To my Little Lani

Happy Birthday!

Here's a list a of few WONDERFUL things about you:
  • You are a ball full of energy
  • You have a wonderful imagination
  • You a great big & little sister
  • You love Jesus
  • You hang on me like a monkey
  • You are good at teaching Trey new things
  • You make me laugh so much

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Anything can be Spraypainted (Well, almost anything)

I spray paint lots of things. Here's a short list of some things I personally have spray painted:
  • Pumpkins
  • Curtain Rod
  • Picture Frames
  • Canvas
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Mirror Frame
  • Sconces
  • Shelves

I'm sure I could add a few more items to the list but I said I would keep it short.

I like spray paint for the easy use of it all. I don't like having to mess with the brushes and and the clean up of them. It is a very durable product and covers really well. To use spray paint, it is really very simple. Be sure to read the can and make sure the material you want to paint is listed on the can. There are different kinds of spray paint out there and make sure you get the right one.

I also like spray paint for the color varieties out there. You can get white, pink, neon green, baby blue, purple, gold, silver, or any other kind of color that fits your fancy. It come in gloss, semi-gloss, and flat just like paint in a can does.

When you get ready to paint something, remember to make sure item is clean and free of any dust or any grime. Also make sure the surface is at you want it. Do you need to sand the wood down or fill in any in any cracks? Need to think of those kinds of things. Once your item is prepped and clean, you are ready to paint. Be sure and paint in a well ventilated area.

I believe it is best to do a few light coats on your items so you will be able to get a smooth surface. One of the best things to help you do a good job is the spray paint can handle attachment. I have purchased several of these over the years. I normally them at my local Hobby Lobby for $1.00. Really helps make the job easy, simple, and fast.

Happy painting and remember to have fun!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I really like this painting. I would like to try my hand at some artwork like this.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Question asked by HGTV: Who will win our gorgeous Spanish-style home in Port St. Lucie, Fla., plus a new 2009 GMC® Sierra Hybrid? It's a grand prize package worth $750,000.

Answer: Me! Me! Oh Pick Me!

Family Dis-connect

Everyone is talking about Jon & Kate plus 8. Now, I must admit I do not watch the show but have seen clips here and there. I did watch the full hour and fifteen minute season premier on Monday night. I only watched it because my sister was at the house and she is a faithful follower. (She loves that show as much as I love LOST.)

My advise to J&K+8 is to stop the show. For your family, your marriage, and your kids. But how hard would that be when the show is your cash cow. That's just my two cents but not that it matters.

No matter whether you think the show should go on or not, what do you think about Kate's brother and sister-in-law going on the Early Show and telling their opinion of the matter. Dear SIL seems to be emotional about the whole thing and Harry was sensitive to it. Nothing like family going on other shows to say how they feel about you. How tacky in my mind. I have to question if you are really concerned about the kids or the free trip to NY. I never like it when "concerned" family member play to the media.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


The season finally is the week! Wednesday night at 8:00 to be exact. I am a big fan of this show. I just love watching it every week. I don't get into all the hidden meanings that some other bloggers come up with but I do watch for the small details and just love the story line all together. Here are a few things I would like answered:
  • Who/What is Jacob?
  • How is it that Locke is alive if Dead is Dead?
  • Is Ben really evil or good?
  • Will James end up with Juliet or Kate? (I am on team Juliet)
  • Where did Claire go? Will she return?

I have other questions but those are the ones I'd like to know first. I will be sitting in front of my TV on Wednesday night with a glass of sweet tea and maybe something to snack on. I cannot wait!!!!!

Planning A Clothes Swap Party

What is a Clothes Swap?

A clothing swap is a type of swapmeet wherein participants donate their unwanted clothing and then are given the opportunity to go through the clothes of everyone else in attendance and can take whatever they want. Clothing swaps are considered a good way to both declutter and refill one's wardrobe according to wikipedia.

Who to invite to a clothes swap?

Invite friends who have good taste of course! Really, it is good to have minimum of 8-10 people there. More are always welcome. You can invite everyone of all sizes. Keep in mind the guest list and who wears what size. You don't want someone to show up with no one else their size and no one to swap with.

What kind of items do you swap?

It is a good idea to let everyone invited know the guidelines for bringing what clothes. All clothes should be neat, clean, and pressed. No undergarments please. Aside from clothing, bringing items such as purses, jewelry, belts, and other accessories is always a good idea.

Where do you hold a clothes swap?

If you have a basement or a large area that would be great. You can set up a store like atmosphere or you can just dump the clothes out and let everyone go through them. Keep in mind that people will need to try the clothes on. It is a good idea to have a couple of full length mirrors and places for women to try the clothes on.

What to put in your invite or flyer?

  • For Who: women, men, or children

  • Date and Time

  • Place

  • list it if you have a clothes minimum or maximum

Have a good time. Enjoy the time with your friends and the opportunity to get rid of some stuff and take home some new items for yourself. Serve some finger foods and drinks. Have a ball!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

To the Women in my life here are some of my best memories of you....

  • My Sister: Really just sharing a room with you. Thank you for always taking the bottom bunk. I knew the monsters would get you first since you were on the bottom and then I would be able to run for safety.
  • Mother Hubbard: How you would always let me sleep with you after I wet my bed or was too scared to sleep in my room. Thank you.
  • My Gran: I love how happy you were at your birthday parties. They were always a real surprise to you.
  • My Memaw: To the most loving and sweetest Grandparent. Thanks for all the trips to McDonald's after church on Sunday nights.
  • Mamaw: All of the card games and late nights of dominoes mixed with lots of laughter have got to be some of the funnest times.
  • To my NC SIL: Our conversations with each other that no one else gets to hear. We really do help keep each other sane.
  • My Mother: (last but definitely not least) My funnest memories are when you would swim with us and you would beg for us to leave you alone and not get your head wet.
So this Mother's Day, tell any woman in your life how much she means to you.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Where have all the Sippy Cups gone?

How is it that I normally have 50 different kinds of sippy cups in the cabinet and now for the last two weeks I have been lucky to find a single sippy cup? These things tend to grow feet and run off. I just hope that one of my children does not secretly have a stash of sippy cups somewhere growing mold at a rapid rate.

There are so many different types of sippy cups out there. There is the Nubby which is great for transition from the bottle to a cup. There are the kinds with straws which leak slowly if you leave the straw up. There are different kinds of lid with different kinds of stoppers. Knowing which lid, stopper, and cup all go together is really an art form. In my experience the cheaper the cup, the more likely they will leak. So while these cups may be spill proof, they are not what I call drip proof.

With the disappearance of all the sippy cups in the house, I believe it’s time for a new transition. While yes, my children still are toddlers and they are learning to drink from a big kids cup (that’s one without a lid) while sitting at the table for supper, I believe I will take it one step further. It’s time to cut off running around with a sippy cup. If they want a drink, they can have a big kid’s cup and leave it in the kitchen. This will be good for two things. It will cause less juice stains on the living room furniture and it will cut down on their juice and milk intake in between meals. It will be a good thing. Here’s to less juice stains all over the house!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What kind of parent are you? I don't mean if you are a good or bad parent kind of thing. I'm just simply asking, do you get up in the morning and fix your kids something hot for breakfast or are you more of the "here you go eat this" kind of parent.

I remember growing up and my Dad would always fix our breakfast for us and we all had to sit at the kitchen table together and eat it before we left for school. We would have cereal, eggs, cinnamon toast, waffles, or something of that nature that my Dad would sit in front of us. Sometimes we had oatmeal for breakfast and my two sisters did not care for oatmeal very much. They talked me into eating my bowl of oatmeal and theirs too. Now looking back, I don't know how they achieved this. Probably because I was the youngest and was dumb enough to listen to them. I'm not sure.

I believe no matter which kind of parent you are, as long as your kids get a good breakfast (and cold pizza does qualify) then you are doing okay. Just for the record, I am the pop tart kind of mom while my sister has become the biscuits and gravy kind of mom. (Good job Sis)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I don't know if anyone reads this silly blog...I'd have to guess not. So I will tell myself that I'm sorry that I have not posted in a while. Due to lack of internet connection and the whole frustration with all that I have been unable to check in. I hope that has now changed for good and I am online again. So look for more post to come.
Here's to another start at this!


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