Thursday, March 31, 2011

Is it the weekend yet?



I don’t know about you.  But I am having one of those weeks where no matter how hard you try, you can never seem to catch up or even keep in line with your normal day to day duties.  With work and life after work, I don’t know how woman who work full time keep up with their home and then if you have children how you keep up with them too…. HOW DO YOU DO IT?! Here is a brief run down of how unorganized I am at this current moment.  This aint gonna be pretty.


  • Dishes on counter, in the sink and dirty
  • Stove top needs to be wiped down
  • Floor needs to be swept and moped
  • Mail bin is driving me insane need to get organized

Living room:

  • Mimi’s toys are everywhere, my coffee table is covered in magazines,mail and looks cluttered
  • My couch is a shlumpy, the pillows arent nice and I have 2 blankets laying across it all messy
  • I have Nintendo Wii stuff all over
  • I have bottlecaps all over the floor due to Mimi’s obsession with them.
  • Need to vacuum and dust

Master Bedroom:

  • Bed is not made
  • Need to catch up on all laundry – disaster
  • Need to vacuum and dust
  • Organize closet it is embarassing

Middle Bedroom (Office):

  • Get purses out of there
  • Organize desk
  • Get a freaking filing system in place and organize all paperwork


  • Clean tub, give it a good scrub down
  • Clean toliet (ew)
  • Clean floors
  • Scrub down counter

Third Bedroom (Spare):

  • Pick up all spare laundry


  • Vacuum out
  • Wipe down dashboard
  • Clean out any items you don’t need in there AKA books, papers, etc
  • Fill up gas tank


  • Get some cash for wallet
  • Clean out old receipts


  • When its warmer, clean out landscaping beds out front
  • Get grass seeds for front yard bare spots
  • Clean out branches in backyard
  • Finish reading March Book
  • Blog 4 times a week

So as you can see I am in disaster right now.  The last couple days after work I have been busy with Zumba class, having company over and spending QT time with the hubs.  Today luckily I don’t got squat going on after work so I am going to come home, do some laundry, catch up on my DVR, watch my Thursday TV lineup and hang.  I’ll leave this long list to this weekend.  Hope everyone has a great Thursday!


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Monday, March 28, 2011

Whinny McGee

I must preface this post by saying I love my little bundle of joy.  She brings me so much happiness and love that I didn’t realize existed with a dog.  But lately she is going through a PHASE…. and it breaks my heart she is going through this phase because when I tell you, it might come across that we are neglecting our little puppy.  But I assure you, we give her lots of loving and lots of hugs and kisses but for whatever reason this little issue we are having with her is here in our lives.  You see, out little love muffin is going through an incessant whinny phase.  Literally all the time.  I notice it’s a lot more when she is playing with her toys.  She wants us to play with her, and don’t get me wrong I want to play with her and we do, but it’s when she does the begging and whining when we stop that just becomes too much.  It’s none stop.  I am all for lovin’ her up even more when she is good, but when the whining starts I am more prone to ignoring her which I HATE TO DO! I want to cuddle with her and rub her belly and give her puppy kisses – but I am trying to give her some tough love.  I don’t want to take away her toys because she just loves playing with them, but its become such a freakin issue not to mention the toy gets all dirty and slobbery which in turn makes her breath rank.  Ew.  So what to do? How do you overcome the incessant whining without taking away her toys? How to calm out 9 month old puppy to chill the eff out? Im sure she will eventually grow out of it but I want to train this little peanut to be better.  What are some of your tricks to calm your puppy down?

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Writers Block… or Life block

Hello all! I know I have been missing lately, and really I don’t have a great excuse.  Thankfully (knock on wood) life hasn’t thrown me any curve balls that would prevent me from writing it’s just lately I haven't felt inspired.  I feel like lately I have been just going through the motions.  I have been getting up, I have been going to work, I have been watching a lot of TV, I have been extremely lethargic and boring.  Which is not like me.  Winter does however bring a more introverted version of myself out but now that the weather is getting nicer and it’s sunny I should be wanting to get out more and try the things I wanted  to do all winter but couldn’t because we were snowed in.  It’s frustrating to say the least. 

However, I do consider myself a very introspective person and I do tend to contemplate life whether it be past, present and future.  I think a possible reason for my lack of motivation in the life sector is because I am in this “in between” my whole life I have I belonged to a group.  Whether it be a: A student, a part time worker, a graduate, a full time worker, a girlfriend, a finance, a homeowner, a newlywed and most recently a wife.  wedding 3

I now have come to a place in my life where I am figuring out “Now what?” I am working or trying to work on figuring out this new me.  I am in this” in-between in my life where I am trying to figure it all out.  Who am I ? What do I want to be? What are my beliefs? How am I going to get there? I feel like I am in this transitional period in my life where I literally can go in any direction I want.  I just cant pull the trigger.  I have this new found freedom of being the most independent person I have ever been in my life.  I am just stuck in this rut.  Do I make the next steps to peruse my photography? Do I bust my ass to get my creative writing juices back? Do I travel like I always wanted? I just cant make a decision.  So instead I sit and wait for something to bonk me over the head and tell me what I should do.  Well my friends, this just wont do.  I am sick of constantly playing catch up and I am sick of waiting for things to happen for me, I am sick of feel sick and tired.  It’s time I think about the life I want to make it happen.  I know its not going to happen over night, I know that it’s going to take time to be the best version of myself I can be especially after allowing myself to get so far down this hell hole.  But it will be worth it.  To look in the mirror and think This is who you were meant to be.  And frankly, I cant wait for that day to get here.  I am ready for this journey I am ready to try new things and challenge myself in ways I didn’t think I could.  It’s about damn time to take this precious life of mine and make it my bitch. 

I am also going to stop censoring myself on here because I think it might offend someone or because someone might read it and get pissed.  I don’t mean to piss anyone off intentionally.  I am in the process of trying to figure everything out and if that means getting things down on here to help me work it out.  So be it. 

So it begins…

Monday, March 21, 2011

How to make your own Iced Chai Latte

Spring is offically here! This my friends makes me very very happy! One of my all time favorite spring and summer drinks is Starbucks Iced Chai Latte's. They are crisp and cool and refreshing but at close to $4.00 a pop my favorite little drink does some damage to my wallet. So I looked up a home version for you and I to enjoy at a fraction of the cost.

1.) Pick up some chai tea mix. You can pick them up at Starbucks but you can also get them at your local target store for $4.00-$5.00 for a 32 oz box

2.) Get some milk. Doesnt matter if its skim, whole, low fat. Whatever your prefance is.

3. ) Grab your own cup. Preferably something with a top that way you can grab it and run out the door.

4.) Mix it around and ENJOY!!!!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

On who I want to be

Lately I have been thinking a lot about me, on who I am at the moment, what I have accomplished, my morales, my beliefs, what I stand for.... the list goes on people. When I think about who I am, the majority of the time I give myself a nice pat on the back for being my most authentic self... Most of the time I am amazed at all that I have accomplished, what I still am accomplishing day to day and how I am able to keep moving forward, trugging along. It might sound weird and awful to say, but finally at the age of 25 I am slowly - but surely starting to realize.... this is it.... this is my one shot. This life of mine. I dont have yesterday or the last 9,276 days that have past me by. I begin to question, "AM I MAKING THE MOST OF IT?!" I dont know, I guess thats up to be to decide, no one else. I feel like yes, sometimes I do make the best of it, on a day to day basis MOST of the time I would say a hesitant yes.

I dont want to be hesitant. When I think about AM I MAKING THE MOST OF IT?! I want to give the rock on symbal in the air and say FUCK YES I AM MAKING THE MOST OF IT!! And when I say MAKE THE MOST OF IT I dont necessairly mean jumping into a mosh pit or bungee jumping or putting my head in a lions mouth. I mean making each day the best I can make it. Did I get up and make this day my bitch? Lately the answer is no. I'll come home from work tired, worn out, stressed thinking I am in over my head, that I am worthless and that no one in their GOD given mind would ever take me seriously. Screw that. I want to be that person who is confident and energetic that is constantly obsobring new information to make me better at my job who puts people in their place without making them feel inferior. Who commands respect. Who is respected. I want to be strong and knowledagble and if I dont know the answer to something know its OK to say I dont know but I'll look into it for you. I want to be that person who just freaking relaxes sometimes and doesnt get so wound up over the silliest shit. I want to not take myself, my job or this life so seriously. Because, baby, this life is amazing.

I dont want to wake up in the morning dragging my ass around, wasting time in front of the tv or my computer. What kind of life is that? I want to give myself some time to do those things (computer and tv) but then turn it off and get moving. I want to soak up the day and do the things I want to do. I want to try yoga and be bad at it, like really bad, but then I want to get good - really good and feel my body change. I want to fit into those damn skinnier jeans again without poking at my muffin top. I want to keep my house clean and welcoming all the time without letting it get so filthy. Why has it become such a freakin issue keeping up the day to day up-keep of my home? No more. This is my beautiful, warm home and I am going to work my ass off to keep it up not just for myself but for my husband and little puppy. I am going to work hard to keep up the outside as well. No more being lazy, is it what I want to be doing? NO NO and NO. I dont want to rack leaves or till the soil or fertilize the grass, but damn it - its important to me to have a clean, tidy landscape. It is a direct reflection on whats going on inside the home.

I want to experience more. I want to go to the museum and soak up some culture, I want to head to the book store and get lost in a good book for a while. I want to head to the park and take some pictures. I want to constantly learn something new. I want to be the best version of myself possible. I dont want to take a break, or slow down for too long because "im tired" or "I deserve a break" Thats what sleeping is for, hitting restart for the next day of kicking ass and taking names. I want to read and write and see new things. I want to make mistakes and learn from them and know that your age is not something to hate but to love and wear with a badge of honor. I am 25 and am where I am at. And yes, haters are gonna hate but screw em'. I want to be the fun, fearless, excited individual who doesnt have to be another carbon copy. I want to be me, and if people dont get - its OK!

I want to do and be better everyday because if there is one thing life is good at is constantly reminding us that yes, this one beautiful life you were given is very short. I want lay on my death bed when I am very old and grey and look back on this beautiful life and know that I did it. Everything I could and wanted too and I did it being me, not giving myself up to anyone or anything being the most authentic genuine version of myself. I can do anything I put my mind too, no one or nothing is going to stand in my way of making the best of this life. This is it. Every day is going to count. I'm ready. Let's do this.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Book Review: The Pioneer Woman - From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels

So originally I had planned on reading Nicholas Sparks "Safe Haven" as my February book, however, once I got my hands on this book - I just couldn't put it down. If you remember this post my mom and I met Pioneer woman at her book signing and since then I've been obsessed with the book. The story itself is on her website, but the book itself includes some extras like some of her favorite recipes and her first year of marriage.

I like Amazon's little blurb about it - Popular blogger and cookbook author Drummond shares the story of her courtship and marriage to her husband, whom she refers to as Marlboro Man. Though Drummond grew up in Oklahoma, she never imagined she'd end up there for good. After four years of college in Los Angeles, Drummond was only making a pit stop home before moving to Chicago. A chance encounter with a devastatingly masculine cowboy in a local bar changes everything. Though several months elapse before Marlboro Man calls her, the spark between them ignites as soon as they start dating. A rancher with deep roots in the land he works, Marlboro Man isn't going anywhere, which means Drummond has to decide whether, to be with him, she's willing to give up her dream of moving to Chicago. By the time Marlboro Man proposes, the decision is made, and Drummond prepares to marry the love of her life and discover what being a rancher's wife will entail. Charming and bright, Drummond's story will be an inspiration to those who despair of finding old-fashioned, lasting love.

I loved her writing style, her wit and how the poor thing despite her trying to remain calm and charming had such embarrassing things happen to her, which makes her even more relateable. It just proves to show that no matter what kind of life we envisioned for ourselves and our future it doesn't really matter because life already has its plan for us. And let's be real, how doesn't love a wonderfully amazing weepy love story?

Highly recommended *****