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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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January 28, 2011

New Favorite!

With the new year one big resolution is to watch the budget.

So husband and I are tightening our purse strings and trying to pad the ol' savings account.

I have found a hair product that I LOVE and is a pretty good substitute for the more expensive brand.

I have always used and loved Redken's Glass.  If you have never tried it, it is uh-flippin mazing!  It smooths your hair and makes it shine like none other.  I really do love this product and if I have some extra dough, I might splurge.

To save about $10, I have found a new product that is a pretty close to the Redken brand.

Yes, the Garnier Sleek & Shine is a pretty good substitute for the real thing.  I highly recommend.

Your hair to go from this

to this

Ok, so the pictures are a bit dramatic and you might need just a bit more product to go from the frizz to straight. But I still highly recommend going out, depending on your budget, and grabbing either of those products!

Happy Styling!!!

January 17, 2011

Golden Globes Recap

Happy Monday Everyone!

Anyone catch the Golden Globes Sunday night?  I did and it did not disappoint.  From all the beautiful gowns to the crazy host, I was very pleased!

Ricky, oh Ricky.

Everyone is talking about Ricky Gervais and how he insulted everyone and ticked off the Hollywood Foreign Press.  How could you book Ricky and not expect this?  Really? You know who he is, you know the types of jokes he tells, so why are you so surprised and upset?

I also wanted to touch upon one particular presenter,  Tilda Swinton.

Now, I don't ever remember watching her in a movie, and I'm not saying that she is a bad actress or anything like that.  But this woman freaks me out!  Especially after watching her present, something about the way she looked and her voice just rubbed me the wrong way.  There was no smile or any semblance of happiness to be there.  Did anyone see this?  Am I the only one who feels this way?

Moving on the pretty and fun part of the evening.  Dresses!!!! 

Here are some of my favorites!

Olivia Wilde, um hello Evening Dress Barbie!  Love it!

Natalie Portman.  I love dresses that show a baby bump!!!  Now, I know a lot of the "Fashion Police" did not like this dress, but I thought it was so cute.

Emma Stone.  Uh-flippin-mazing!  She went back to her roots and went blonde and looked fabulous!!!  That dress is killer!

Mila Kunis.  Gorgeous!!!  This emerald green is just perfect on her.

Now, here are some of my not so favorites.  I seemed to notice a "vintage" theme.  Not all vintage should be worn.  There were a lot of sparkle, shoulder pads and Designer Women-esque dresses.

Angelina Jolie.  I'm sorry, yes she may be the golden goddess of Hollywood, but I did not like this dress.  I was waiting for her to morph into Joan Collins circa the Dynasty Era. 

Michelle Williams.  Really?  It's not a bad dress, maybe an afternoon tea dress, but not a Golden Globes dress.

January Jones.  Sigh.  It's like she was at a call back for the Fifth Element The Sequel.  Not a good look. 

Now, those aren't all the best and worst, but just the ones that stood out for me.  I am adding one more photo, Michael Douglas.  As he went out onto the stage he was greeted by a standing ovation.  He then said,"There's got to be an easier way."  Welcome back Michael! 

Love it!

January 15, 2011

What the French Toast????

I don't even know what to say people.  I saw this commercial and couldn't believe my eyes.  Anyone else think this is very disturbing?  

The only thing I could think of was, "What The French Toast?!?!?!?!".

I swear, I should become an advertising executive.  If these are the kind of ideas that get approved and people get paid for, then I am in the wrong profession.

January 14, 2011

Something In The Water...

What is going on people?!?!?!?

Within the last few weeks a plethora of celebrities have announced their pregnancies!  Is it the cool thing now?  It is strange how Hollywood seems to go in phases.  A few years ago it seemed everyone and their mom was adopting babies.  Then everyone was getting hitched.  Then a few years later, everyone was cheating or getting a divorce.

Here are some of the pregnancies announced recently:

Natalie Portman

Alicia Silverstone

Selma Blair

Kate Hudson

"Posh Spice" Victoria Beckham

Tia Mowry - from Sister Sister, yes I watched that show and I am proud of it!


I may have missed a few. 

Don't get me wrong, I am so excited ( I love my celebrities), and I can't wait to see some baby bump pictures! It just seemed so crazy that within a few weeks time all these women announced their pregnancies.

Must be something in the water.

January 12, 2011

Who Knew!?!?!

Ok, I know I just did a post on Clean House, so I thought I would keep the reality show theme going. 

Remember Vanilla Ice?  For any of you youngsters reading this, I have included a video for your enjoyment.  Ok, mostly for my enjoyment, this was my jam back in the day.

Well, I'm glad this is a blog and not a vlog, 'cause I just broke it down old school during the video and I'm pretty out of breath. 

Moving on. 

Vanilla Ice has a reality tv show!  No, it is not another Surreal Life.  (You will need to find a clip of that on your own, because my blog doesn't deserve to have that shown on it.)  This show is on the DIY network and is called the Vanilla Ice Project.

He flips houses and apparently he is pretty gosh darn good at it.  Looks like this "lyrical poet" knows some stuff about contracting.  I watched a whole episode and well, he actually knew what he talking about. 

Who knew? 

Who knew that this

Could do this?

Or knew how to work one of these?

I guess Ice Ice Baby wasn't going to keep him afloat forever right?

Word to your mother.

Time For A Change

Anyone out there watch "Clean House"?

It is yet another reality tv show that I am hooked on.  There are big changes coming!  Niecy Nash is leaving!!!  Yes, yes I was very surprised and upset as much as you all were.

No need to fear though, a new host has been named.  Are you ready for this?

Tempestt Bledsoe!!!!

Yes, a Cosby child is going to be the new host of Clean House!  I grew up on the Cosby Show, so I am so excited!

Although, Niecy has left some big shoes er, flower hair pins to fill, but I have full faith that Tempestt Bledsoe will be awesome! 

January 10, 2011

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Yes ladies and gentlemen, it has happened. A beautiful snow storm has blanketed the area and I couldn't be happier. Here are some other things that make me smile.

Waking up to this...and then finding out we have a snow day from work!


Having some extra time to make some yummy foods, I'm thinking Happy Cookies and homemade Bierocks.

Then here are some random snow pictures I found that just make me smile!

Hope you all have a great Monday!!! 


January 09, 2011

Sunday Morning Goodness

Please note I have included a song to play in the background as you read this post.  It makes it so much better don't you think?

One of the many things I love about Sunday morning is breakfast.  It's a big un' with bacon, eggs and biscuits with sausage gravy.  I'm not trying to brag, but husband seems to greatly appreciate my breakfast skillz.  I used to make this every Sunday morning until I realized I wanted husband to live long enough to see his 30th birthday.  I still try to make it often enough, but now it's more pancakes and eggs.

 This is definitely not a breakfast for those watching their figure.  This is a fat filled, carb loaded greasy goodness.  Even the eggs are fried in the left over bacon grease, see what I mean, awesomely good. Sigh, it will be awhile until I make this wonderfully fatty breakfast again, the Biggest Loser contest starts Tuesday at work. 

Now, the recipe for this breakfast is super easy.  Cook bacon, eggs and the biscuits like you normally would.  I use the premade Phillsbury buttermilk biscuits. The gravy depends on your taste, here is how I normally make it.  
Fry a package of country sausage, then sprinkle enough flour to soak up all the yummy sausage grease and the sausage is nicely coated.  Then add enough milk to your desired thickness.  I usually use no more than a half gallon of 2% milk.  Yes, it makes a lot of gravy.

The plate below is mine, I am not a big fan of bacon (gasp!), too salty for my taste.


January 08, 2011

Oh Happy Weekend!

I am so glad it's the weekend!

This was the first week back from an extended holiday vacation and it was haaaaaard!

It was non stop go from 8:30 Monday morning to 5:00 on Friday.  Usually being busy makes the week go by quickly, but nooooo.  Not this time.  It was so depressing when I woke up on Wednesday and I thought it was Friday.  I'll let Britney show you how I felt.

I am so pumped for the weekend.  Not because of any elaborate plans, but because I have no obligations and nothing to do.  That's right folks.  Not.  One.  Darn.  Thing.

I am gonna chill, veg out and relax.  Especially with an impending snow storm coming my way, which makes me all the more excited!  I might just do some baking, make some hot chocolate and unwind with a great book.


Holy Frijoles!!!

Have you seen Jennifer Hudson lately?!?!?!?

She is rockin' that new body!  We are starting a new Biggest Loser contest at work and I am so inspired by her! Check her out!!!

I think this before and after deserves a ,"Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam Girl!"

I've got a few goals I hope to accomplish by the end of the 90 days of the Biggest Loser:
*Please cue "We are The Champions" song here...
  • Go down 2 dress sizes.  Lofty goal, but when you have as much junk in your trunk (and hood) as I do, it's totally possible.  
  • Be ready for a 5k by March 17.  I am hoping for a time of 35 minutes.  (Don't make fun of my time, just starting to get back into running)
  • Ready and fit for my uber challending 10k in June.  It is called the "Hospital Hill Run", and is known for it's horrible hills.  If you don't see any blog posts from me after June 4, I am probably still laying on the pavement.
  • Get my body baby ready!  I am so ready to start cooking a bun in my oven.  I swear I think my body ovulates every time I hold a baby. 

I'll keep you guys updated as the contest starts.  Can't wait to start!!!

See, that's gonna be me after I win the whole she bang!