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I am a wife and mom who has Martha Stewart aspirations and gets stuff done with the grace of Lucille Ball. I would love you to join me on my journey and maybe have some laughs along the way.

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The Hot Mess Life

November 30, 2010

A Moment on the Lips, Forever on the Hips...

Any FRIENDS fans out there? Remember the line, "A moment on the lips, forever on the hips."?

Reading an article about the worst coffee drinks today make me think of that quote.  Especially when it came down to the #1 choice which was the:

Cold Stone Creamery Lotta Caramel Latte, Gotta Have It Size
1,790 calories
99 g fat (62 g saturated, 2.5 g trans)
175 g sugars

Say wha.......?!?!?!?!?!?  

That is crizazy!!!  I mean, that is my allotted calories for the day plus some!  That better be darn good "latte" , I use the term latte very loosely here.  I think I just gained 5lbs reading about the darn drink.

I understand that Coldstone Creamery does have some gosh darn good ice cream, but wow, this is just maybe a tad bit much, don't you think?

Has anyone had this sugar monstrosity?  Was it worth it?

A Few of My Favorite Things...

I love Christmas!  Now, with Thanksgiving over, it's all about the decorations, food and music!

I love when artists release holiday albums and here are just a few of my all time favorites!

Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas (Released 1994)

Christina Aguilera's My Kind of Christmas - Released 2000

Harry Connick, Jr.'s Harry for The Holidays - Released 2003

Boys II Men - Christmas Interpretation - Release 1993 (Yes, I am going old school baby.)

What are some of your favorites?

November 20, 2010

What I Love About Winter

As the weather starts getting colder and with Thanksgiving coming up next week, I just wanted to share why I love winter. I really do love winter so, there maybe quite a few posts like these, just sayin'.

Love, love, love!

Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks.  Yum!

Sweaters.  Loverly, soft and oh so warm. 

Christmas decorations!!!

Christmas/Holiday Carolling!


Yummy treats!!!

Spending time with family and taking funny pictures of them while they nap.  
(Love you dad!)
Please note, this was taken pre-Favre hating.  :)

Do you have any favorite winter traditions?

November 17, 2010

Beautiful People

People's Sexiest Man Alive of 2010 is...

Ryann Reyolds.

I must say, wise choice People magazine, wise choice.

Ding Dong! Hellooooo Male Nurse!

So, not only is Ryan Reynolds  the sexiest man alive, but his gorgeous bride of two years Scarlett Johansson was named GQ's  "Babe of The Year", and well, can you blame them???

I mean come on!!! Is it really fair that these two amazingly beautiful people are together.

I cannot wait until the procreate.  Their children will be so beautiful that they will just be walking beams of light with the Hallelujah chorus playing constantly.

November 16, 2010

Things that Make Me Smile

Little back story...

When husband and I started dating and the all important parental introductions came around, dad asked,"What's his name?"
I replied, "Anthony."
"Ok, Anthony, I'll call him Tony."
"No dad, he doesn't like Tony, just Anthony."
The doorbell rings and future husband comes in the front door.
Dad then yells,"Hey!  It's Tony the Tiger!"
Fast forward to present day, enter "the shirt".

(It was only $1 at the GAP, how could I not get it???)

Ahhh, the things that makes me smile.  :)

Music Appreciation.

Hold on to yer britches folks, Adele's sophmore album is coming!!!

There are a few artists that make me all warm and fuzzy inside and I am so happy that the beautiful Adele is going to bless us with another album. 

(Um, can you tell I LOVE her music?)

Here is "Rolling in The Deep" from her upcoming album "21"

So, are your socks still on??? 'Cause mine were just blown off!

I believe the current release date of "21" is in February of 2011.  Can my heart wait that long?  I guess I will have to keep listening to "19" until then.  

November 15, 2010

Why Reading Directions is a Good Thing!

Yes, a basic concept, but reading directions CAREFULLY is a very important detail when baking/cooking. 

I made some pumpkin pies last night.  Well, I attempted to make pumpkin pies last night.  After baking the pies, I kept wondering why they weren't setting, the top of the pies were nice and firm, but once you cut it, it was still very mushy. The directions say to bake for 50 minutes at 375.  I did, then baked it for another 50 minutes and it would still not set.  (Insert frustration here.)

Here is why, when the directions say use 2 cups of pumpkin, use 2 cups, not 2 CANS!

 *sigh, such a Karen move.
Husband said they still tasted good, just mushy, he is so sweet isn't he???  I do plan on redeeming myself tomorrow night.  I will keep you all updated!!!

By the way, I am not a big fan of pumpkin pie, so maybe my subconscious was sabotaging my pie making skills.  Thing's that make you go hmmm....  SABOTAGE!!! (Ok, when you read that, how many of you heard it in the style of Beastie Boys????)

November 12, 2010

Flirty Friday

With the impending cold of winter approaching, I started pulling out all of my yummy sweaters and boots. 

After all that, I realized that I really don't need to go out and purchase anything new for my wardrobe, except for these:

 and these:

aaannnd these (you can take the main glove part off and they are fingerless gloves) LOVE!

I am in love.  :)

November 11, 2010

Forever Grateful

In honor of Veteran's Day, let us all take a moment to remember and honor those who have given their lives and to those who risk their lives everyday for us to enjoy the freedoms that we do.

November 10, 2010

Another UH-mazing Performance!

Have I told you all how much I love GLEE????

Well, I do.  It pretty much rocks my face off.

Last night was no exception.  The episode dealt with bullying of all kinds.  Kurt and Beast were both bullied in different ways.  I do think everyone should watch the episode just to see how much bullying can take a toll on a person.

The most amazing part for me was the version of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream.  Blaine, Kurt's new interest on the show, performed with his group and blew my mind.  The harmonies on this uh-flippin-mazing!!!  They are so good, there are times when I can't tell if there is background music playing or if they are still acapella.   Makes me just wanna start a group and bust out in song randomly throughout the day!!!  Does anyone else have that dream, or is it just me? 

Just watch for yourself.

How great was that???? Pure awesomeness!!!

P.S. You can find out more about the oh so yummy Blaine at Life of Meg.  

Is it only me????

As I was drinking my water this morning, I was reminded of a very strange thing that I do when I drink any type of beverage.

Why? Why do I do this? The raised pinky brings the stigma of being a fancy person, and well, I am just not fancy at all.  I even do it when I am drinking a beer, and beer out of a can is just really not that fancy.   

Is there anyone else in the world that does this too?  Am I to wander the world alone with my pinky sticking up???

After some research on this silly little topic, I have found that a lot of other people do this as well.  There is even a Facebook page devoted to this cause.  I still have to yet to find a credible source as to why this happens.  I have read everything from it being hereditary or from the old coffee/tea cups whose handles were too small. 

Anyone else have funny quirks like this?

November 09, 2010

New Favorite Show!!!

So, how could I not have been watching How I Met Your Mother?????  How did I not know that this show was this funny????

The Lifetime channel started showing reruns and I was hooked from the first episode I saw.  I spent a whole weekend getting caught up on the seasons.  If you are not watching this show, you are missing something amazing!

One of my favorite parts of the show is watching Neil Patrick Harris who plays Barnie Stinson, a womanizer, a role he plays so well that at times I forget that he really doesn't dig the women species.  Which then in turn makes me sad.  Sigh, I will always heart you Doogie.

Bottom line, you need to watch this show! 

November 08, 2010


I am so excited!!! Tonight is the return of COCO!!!!

That's right folks, Conan O'Brien is returning to late night and I couldn't be happier.  I thought he got shafted pretty bad by NBC and Jay Leno.  I never liked Jay Leno, and I like him even less now.  Just go retire and drive your cars Jay. 

I am soooo Team Coco!!!  I cannot wait until 10pm, I will be laying in bed and watching the red headed wonder bring laughter into my life!

Are you gonna watch????

It's a Karen Move.

I am not a, what you would call a graceful person.  I am clutzy and usually can't go a day without spilling something on myself.  I might even be a bit scatterbrained at times.

For instance, at work we were having a party and everyone was dressing up.  We even had a floor decorating contest.  ( I love my my work by the way, you will soon see why.) 

On a side note, Halloween is not my favorite holiday.  Nothing against it, but I think since I don't have any mini kimchee's running around, I guess I don't get as excited about Halloween as everyone else does.  I ended up deciding on a witch for work (how original).  Oh, also I don't do scary movies.  I don't even like watching a preview for a scary movie while I'm laying in bed, if I do I can't sleep. 

This is my favorite part of Halloween.

So party day came, and I tried to get everything ready the night before so I wasn't running around in the morning.  I get to work and start to get ready.  I also brought my wedding dress petticoat and was gonna hike it up to poof out the black dress.  It was gonna be awesome. 

I put on the striped tights the white long sleeved shirt that went under the black dress.  I put on the petticoat and as I reach for my black dress, nothing.  It's not there.  I forgot the most important part of my costume.  *sigh  All I can say, it's a Karen move.  Only I would grab everything but the main part of my costume. 

Anywhoo, the following video was made with me and a few co-workers that we showed at the party.  I hope you enjoy!!!