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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

June 30, 2011

Milestone Giveaway Winner!!!!

I meant to post this yesterday, but alas blogger was not cooperating.  Or my laptop was not.  Either way it did not get done!

Thank you to everyone who follows my blog, I really do appreciate each of you!!!  With no further adieu (drum roll please) the winner of the Milestone Giveaway is...


{Please email me at kimcheechronicles@gmail.com}

Keep your eyes open, there are many more giveaways to come!

June 28, 2011

Love Love Love!!!

I have always loved Jennifer Anniston.

Every since FRIENDS (which I still watch religiously on DVD) I have loved everything she has done.  She is my American Idol.  Ha!  Yes, I would probably act like one of the millions of girls who throw themselves after RPatz, but it would be at Jennifer Anniston.  (Please don't stop reading my blog, I'm really not crazy.  Really...)

Anywhoo, I recently came across an article about her new movie "Horrible Bosses", which by the way I cannot wait to see, and she went brunette!

Love it!

I personally love when stars go darker, I especially love when blonde stars go brunette.  (I'm not 100% sure, but I do think Miranda Kerr is naturally brunette.)  See following examples:


Not saying there is anything wrong with blonde, although being a brunette myself, I am somewhat bias.  Going dark gives these women a more mysterious and sultry vibe.

So, if you are thinking of going dark, do it and show us pictures!!!

PS - One more day to win my Milestone Giveaway !!!  (You  must comment on that specific post to be eligible.)

June 27, 2011

Loverly Weekend

Hello my loves!!!

I must say I had a pretty good weekend.

Joined a great weekend blog hop and found some great new bloggy friends!

Woke up to a great stormy Saturday morning.  I looooove morning storms!  Then,  it was off to a very much needed Zumba class.

Followed by an amazing brunch with my amazing friend Megan.  It was pretty amazing!  FYI - I also had the BEST cafe latte.  Yummm...

Finally got caught up house work.  Have you ever been so behind on laundry that you start finding clothes you forgot you had?!?!  Also, I ended up doing some late spring cleaning, now all my windows are so fresh and so clean.

Finished working/editing a wedding video for husbands cousin.  (Well, almost finished, keep making changes!)

Watched two movies I had been wanting to watch for a while now.


Baked.  Oh yes, I baked.  I made a chocolate cake with, wait for it, Nutella buttercream frosting.  I'm just gonna let that sink in for a minute.  (Recipe to follow soon.)  It was uh-flippin-mazing!  It also meant that I got to use the brand new potholder I made!

Church, yard work and grocery shopping rounded out the weekend.

It wasn't a super exciting weekend, but sometimes being able to get caught up and not rushing around everywhere with a gajillion things to do is just perfect!

P.S.  Don't forget about the Milestone Giveaway!

June 23, 2011

Milestone Giveaway!!!

Woohoo!!!  Just hit 100 followers and to celebrate I am giving away one of my aprons!!!


Ruffle Trim

Back Tie

Here are the rules on entries:

1.  You must be a follower and leave a comment. - 1 Entry

2.  Do a short post about the giveaway and link back in
a comment. - 1 Entry

3.  If you "Esty" (yes, I used it as a verb), favorite my shop here
House of Sitzees and let me know in a comment. - 1 Entry.

I will pick a winner on Wednesday July 29th!

Can't wait to give this cute apron away to one of you lovelies!!!

Why Did I Take That Picture?

You ever take random picture with your cell phone and later wonder why? It was the funniest or coolest thing ever when you took it, but a few weeks later, you are not quite sure what the big deal was about.

(I also love finding pics I forgot I had taken, ahhhh memories.)

This was just hilarious at the time.  Husband blowing up a "Palm Tree Cooler" for my bro in laws bday party.

I love having breakfast at hotels, not just anything but the awesomely yellow, fluffy and delicious scrambled eggs.  I know most of them are the "fake eggs", but I still love them!  Maybe from all the traveling, moving and road trip vacations my family took.

This just makes me smile.  Husband showing his nephew how to play guitar hero. Husband will make a great dad, and our kids will probably come out of the womb playing computer games.

I think this is the best diet drink, I believe I was going to write a post about it, but forgot, and now I think that would just be silly.

Well, this one is just too cute.

Well, I just thought buying a "Crave Case" of 25 White Castle burgers is pretty funny.

Queen Missy surveying her land from high above on her throne.  AKA - Sitting on the top of our couch, staring out the window waiting for anything to bark at.

I just thought this looked strange, all the birds were eating the berries off our tree, which made it look like they massacred the poor thing.

We work hard but we play hard.

Good times.

June 20, 2011

Say Whaaaaa...

So we all know that the big trend in fair foods is to deep fry anything you can get your hands on.   Twinkies, Krispy Kreme burgers (that's right Krispy Kreme BURGERS) and my favorite deep fried butter.  (I feel greasy just writing this post.)

This season's hottest trend in deep fried state fair foods, deep fried Kool-Aid balls.

That's right folks, they have deep fried all the food so here come the deep fried drinks.

Ok, so they don't really just take a pitcher of Kool-Aid and drop it into a vat of oil.  I guess mix Kool-Aid powder, flour and water, into a batter and then drop dollops into the oil.


(Not really.)

Honestly though, considering that there is deep fried butter at state fairs, deep fried Kool-Aid may be on the "healthier" side.  Ha!  I guess you really can deep fry anything.

June 18, 2011


Nutella Coffee Creamer

That's right folks, I said it.  How crazy good would that be?!?!?!?!

I think we should all write to Nutella and urge them to create this amazing product!!!

Power to the Nutella Lovers!!!!

June 15, 2011

Karencinno Anyone?

Ah yes, coffee.  How do I love thee, let me count the ways.

First we start with this:

Which turns into this:

Then brews into:

Add some creamer:

and ice cubes:

(Ok, yes this is a photo of Ice Cube, but I forgot to take a picture, so he will have to do.)

Magic Blender until:


June 14, 2011

Things I Don't Understand

Really?  Is there anyone out there who is able to shed some light on these phenomenons?!?!?!

1.  Zombies - Am I the only one who doesn't get when or how the zombies fascination began?  Everywhere I look there are zombie games(Facebook Apps), articles on how to survive a zombie attack and zombie flash mobs. (I'm lumping Vampires into this as well.)

3.  Ed Hardy - Sigh...Why?  How did this brand become synonymous with aging men, who tan too much and use too much hair gel.  I also get the feeling they would smell like they bathed in some sort of nasty cologne. (See Jon Gosselin)  I understand that Ed Hardy used to be a great tattoo artist, but it should have stopped there.

FYI, I have awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award for Douchebaggery.


3. Passengers who feel the need to stick their feet out the window of a moving vehicle.  Again, why?  I just want to drive up and smack the feet back into the car.  Do you really need to be that comfortable in the car?  Sigh...
No, just no.

June 13, 2011

Puppy Love

Just a short post to show off my sister in laws new puppy!  Her name is Gerdy and she is a Labrador/standard poodle mix, or if you want to be fancy, labra-doodle. 

How flippin' cute right?!?!?! 

FYI, I almost stole her, I mean I was so close to just picking her up and walking out of their house.  We would haven been on the run, just me and ol' Gerdy.  Two crazy gals finding crazy adventures, we would have been like Thelma and Louise and...wait, getting off track.

Awwwww yes, the little puppy play bites, puppy breath and sharp puppy nails...

Puppy Love!!!

June 10, 2011

The Little Things

It is a very crazy end to a very crazy week!

I just needed a quick pick me up and this is perfect!  Have a great weekend!!!