About Me

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

April 26, 2011

I Love Us

13 years ago a boy and a girl went on a date.

10 years ago the boy asked the girl to marry him.

8 years ago today, the girl married the boy.

To my first love and only love.  We have been through so much and have so much more to look forward to and I cannot wait!  I love us!

Happy Anniversary!

April 19, 2011

Heck Ya!

A while ago, I told you all of the super cute apron I made for my super cute niece and her new American Girl doll.

Well, get ready folks.  Here they are!

I know right!

I had so much fun making these!!!

April 18, 2011

Weekend Recap!

Happy Monday!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I know I did!

Started off with a great birthday get together with the best momil and sis in law, and the cutest niece and nephews in the world!

Husband and nephew playing Guitar Hero.  So cute!
  I also received the best birthday cards ever!

Had some cake.  Some yummy in my tummy super delish Market French Chocolate Cream Cake.  Mmmm...Cake.

Yes, this was really my cake.

Tried a new pizza joint and fell in love with it!

Did a little shopping, ran the 23rd annual Trolley Run (in my new running shirt)!  Gorgeous weather!  Finally a relaxing Sunday nap, with the snuggliest napping buddy in the world! 

Great weekend!

April 15, 2011

Wonderful Weekend Start!

Happy Friday my loves! My weekend is already off to a great start!

Great work event Thursday night.  It made for a looong work day(15 hours), but it was well worth it!  So today I worked my butt off and left a bit early.

Thunderstorms for two days in a row makes me happy.  With the colder weather, I grabbed some delish turkey, mushroom and wild rice bisque.  Wait, it gets better, in a sourdough bread bowl. Yumm! 

Had a nice and easy run/elliptical workout.  Getting set for a 4-mile run I signed up for on Sunday.

 Now, looking forward toward a fun filled weekend! 

Late B-Day celebration with some of the fam. 
Finally get to eat some yummy birthday cake! 
The annual Trolley run on Sunday. 
Shopping/making fun gifts for some special people in my life.
Amazing Weekend!

See you Monday!

April 13, 2011


(Yes, I did reference Crazy Sheen in my blog title.)

The Biggest Loser contest is over and the winner is (drum roll please):


That's right folks, I won and am now $350 smackaroo's richer!  Plan on treating myself to a few new pairs of shoes and put the rest in the bank.

It's been a hard 3 months, but 22lbs and 10.5 inches later I am so glad I did it.  Even if I hadn't won, I feel that I am finally back on track with my eating habits and workouts.  I haven't felt this good in a while and I love it!

I am so excited that I won!  It is a great feeling that something I worked so hard for has paid off.  I am not finished yet, my next goal is another 20lb loss by June 12.  Sexy summer dresses here I come!

This one is on my radar!

I will keep you all updated on my progess!!!

I Have A Dream...

I have a dream.  I dream that cleaning my carpet/hardwood/tile floors will be a fun chore. I dream that one day I won't have to worry if the cord is long enough to reach.  I dream that one day, I won't have to lug around a huge vacuum that works me harder than my weights class.  I have a dream that one day, one glorious day, I will own this:

They Dyson DC35 Digital Slim.

*Pause for collective oohhh's and aaahhh's. 

Yes, beautiful isn't it?  Cordless, convertible and well, let's face it, cool. 

This is how bad I want one and how sad that I don't have one.

Yet spending $300 for a vacuum (when we have that does work) just doesn't fit right now.  Maybe one day. 

*Sigh, I can only dream.

April 11, 2011

A Day In The Life

Here is a small insight to a day in the life of my Snoopy.


Sleeping - Yes, he really was sleeping like this, it was not staged.


Well, I would put a picture of him eating, but he eats so fast that it just doesn't happen.

Begging for food.


Begging to go outside and bury his bone.


Begging for food.

Playing outside.

Just chillin'.

Begging for food.


Must be hard.

April 06, 2011

Happy Thoughts

Here are a few small things that make me happy.

Finding the perfect pen.  You know what I'm talking about, the pen that seems to make your handwriting beautiful.  (FYI, I heart Sharpie Pens.)

Realizing that a simple activity you love to do burns more calories than you ever thought.  Example: sewing, burns almost 40 calories an hour, and considering I can get lost sewing for a few hours it makes me smile.

Not having a very good healthy food weekend and still losing 2 pounds.  (I ate a LOT of cake.)

Finding out that Coffee Mate is making their Peppermint Mocha creamer all year long!!!!  So I can have that holiday feel whenever I want!

Smelling and seeing the flower trees beginning to bloom.

 Getting excited that the weather is nice enough to start doing my weekly City Market run.  Fresh fruits and veggies, here I come!

Happy Days!!!

April 05, 2011

Just What I Needed

I must say, this weekend was one of the best weekends I have had in a long long time.  It was just what I needed after a crazy few weeks!

Started Friday with a "Spring Fling" party at work.  (Have I mentioned how much I love where I work?) Egg dying, egg hunt and egg relay, OH MY!

Yummy Food & Cake.

Finishing  the cutest apron for the cutest niece, and I also made a mini apron for her American Girl doll. I will post more about that later. Yes, I am the greatest Aunt ever, thank you for asking!

Then birthday party for the cutest niece in the world.  Yes, sorry people, but she takes the cake.  Then she smears it all over her face.  Had to put this pic up!  Sorry everyone else, these are the cutest niece and nephews ever! (Have I said that enough already?)

Great Saturday morning run.  5 miles, thank you very much.

Yummy Food & Cake.

Surprise early b-day gift from sister and mother in law. So blessed!  It's a pretty awesome purse right? I think so!

Oh, did I mention yummy food & cake?

Surprise visit from the fam for an early birthday celebration.  Ate at my favorite Korean restaurant (Yumm!) and did some TJ Maxx'ing with the moms and found a very cute (very cheap) blouse.

Relaxing Sunday catching up on some of my "stories".  Yes, I am a Korean drama addict.  But, I can stop watching whenever I want, really I can!

To top it off, a small thunderstorm Sunday evening to rock me to sleep.