8/29/10

A Soccer Weekend and Make Me Laugh Monday

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Another weekend was spent centered around my little superhero.  Click play for a peek at his very first soccer practice.  He showed his athletic ability out on the field, but an hour of running and kicking in the hot sun proved to be very trying for him!  When we got in the car to go home he informed me that he would not be playing soccer "ever, ever, ever again," because "it tired him out,"  but he would definitely be attending the end of the season cupcake party the coach told the children about.  We had a talk about finishing what you start and after a few tears, one long tantrum, and a discussion about how his shin guards rubbed him the wrong way, he will be showing up for his first game in a few weeks!  Happy Monday and don't forget to link up something funny for Make Me Laugh Monday.
   


MAKE ME LAUGH MONDAY

I thought it would be fun to start a new weekly feature to get you through the Monday Blues by keeping you in side-splitting laughter. All you have to do is get ready to laugh and share something that will keep our frowns upside down!!!

If it's your first time linking up, here is what you will do:
1. Share a post on whatever you want, but make sure it will make us laugh!

2. It can be a picture, video, joke, something you came across on the Internet, or a funny thing happened when we......story. It does not have to be from today's post, but any post throughout the week can be linked up. You just have to come back here and link up at the bottom of my post from today. The Linky will be open through Saturday!

3. PLEASE keep it family friendly! Explicit sites or posts will be removed!

4. Add a link below where it says - You are next, Click here to enter-Just be sure you are adding a link to a specific blog post/not your main blog address.

5. No pressure to follow anyone just please leave ME a comment at the bottom of my Make Me Laugh Monday post and tell me which post you thought was the funniest! You will be able to see every post that was linked over the week, by clicking on the thumbnails that will appear at the bottom as they are linked in. I will feature the post that was most commented on next Monday!

6. Whenever you feel stressed or upset throughout the week, think back about that funny post that made you laugh!

7. This is also a blog hop (See below where it says-What is a blog hop?-click there for more info and then where it says get the code-be sure to click there so you can copy and paste it at the end of your post!

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8/25/10

What I Want Wednesday-Date Night

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My "What I Want Wednesday" this week is a night out in a fabulous red dress with my guy!  (The big one not the little one.)  The set above is just wishful thinking, but hey, there is always the chance of winning the lottery!  Sigh, a girl can dream!  (Mom and Dad, take note if you are reading this!)  Happy Wednesday and if you are lucky enough to have a date night and the funds to purchase any of the items in this set see below or scroll over the images for more information.




8/23/10

Railroad Tracks and Boots

The weekend was not much of a weekend for me as I spent most of it preparing for the new school year!  I did manage to steal a few enjoyable hours outside, even though it was spent collecting rocks for an upcoming project my students will be working on.  I remembered from a little day trip my family took over the summer, these railroad tracks flanked on either side with numerous rocks in various sizes.  Even though the temperature was in the high 90s, I threw on these boots because I am a huge chicken about snakes and the grass leading up to the tracks is knee deep.  I did not get much rest or relaxation but I was very prepared to inspire and challenge my kids on their first day of the new school year.  I also remembered one of my favorite things about cold weather-getting to wear boots!  I can't wait until winter!

Top-Sophie & Trey, Skirt-Forever 21, Boots-Vintage

MAKE ME LAUGH MONDAY


I thought it would be fun to start a new weekly feature to get you through the Monday Blues by keeping you in side-splitting laughter. All you have to do is get ready to laugh and share something that will keep our frowns upside down!!!


If it's your first time linking up, here is what you will do:


1. Share a post on whatever you want, but make sure it will make us laugh!


2. It can be a picture, video, joke, something you came across on the Internet, or a funny thing happened when we......story. It does not have to be from today's post, but any post throughout the week can be linked up. You just have to come back here and link up at the bottom of my post from today. The Linky will be open through Saturday!


3. PLEASE keep it family friendly! Explicit sites or posts will be removed!


4. Add a link below where it says - You are next, Click here to enter-Just be sure you are adding a link to a specific blog post/not your main blog address.


5. No pressure to follow anyone just please leave ME a comment at the bottom of my Make Me Laugh Monday post and tell me which post you thought was the funniest! You will be able to see every post that was linked over the week, by clicking on the thumbnails that will appear at the bottom as they are linked in. I will feature the post that was most commented on next Monday!


6. Whenever you feel stressed or upset throughout the week, think back about that funny post that made you laugh!


7. This is also a blog hop (See below where it says-What is a blog hop?-click there for more info and then where it says get the code-be sure to click there so you can copy and paste it at the end of your post!


To get in the spirit of my son's first soccer game in a few weeks, here is my entry for Make Me Laugh Monday. I hope it brings as much laughter to you as it did to our family!


Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

8/21/10

Dear Weekend





Dear Weekend,

Thank you so very much for getting here at last!  I have been waiting for you all week!  My first week back to work resulted in long hours, more meetings than I can count on 2 hands, and paperwork, paperwork, paperwork.  I hope I will be able to enjoy you in between catching up on laundry, a few missed ZZZZZZZZZ's, and a little work brought home to complete!  Would you please try to get here sooner next week?  I miss you so much when you are gone!  

I Love You Weekend!









8/16/10

Back To Nature and Make Me Laugh Monday

Skirt-BCBG, Top-Michael Kors, Shoes-Nicole Miller

My last weekend of my summer break proved to be a very relaxing one.  The theme could be called Getting Back To Nature as we spent a lot of time outdoors including taking a nature walk and searching for seashells along the shore.  It was just what I needed to reflect on the summer and to set some goals for the upcoming year!  I hope you had a very peaceful weekend and don't forget to link up something funny this week for Make Me Laugh Monday!  I need to shake those going back to work blues!!!   

MAKE ME LAUGH MONDAY



I thought it would be fun to start a new weekly feature to get you through the Monday Blues by keeping you in side-splitting laughter. All you have to do is get ready to laugh and share something that will keep our frowns upside down!!!

Thank You Marie from The Things We Find Inside for linking up last week and posting 3 very funny videos!  I especially enjoyed the Ellen Prank!  Check out her post from last week for several great laughs!


If it's your first time linking up, here is what you will do:


1. Share a post on whatever you want, but make sure it will make us laugh!


2. It can be a picture, video, joke, something you came across on the Internet, or a funny thing happened when we......story. It does not have to be from today's post, but any post throughout the week can be linked up. You just have to come back here and link up at the bottom of my post from today. The Linky will be open through Saturday!


3. PLEASE keep it family friendly! Explicit sites or posts will be removed!


4. Add a link below where it says - You are next, Click here to enter-Just be sure you are adding a link to a specific blog post/not your main blog address.


5. No pressure to follow anyone just please leave ME a comment at the bottom of my Make Me Laugh Monday post and tell me which post you thought was the funniest! You will be able to see every post that was linked over the week, by clicking on the thumbnails that will appear at the bottom as they are linked in. I will feature the post that was most commented on next Monday!


6. Whenever you feel stressed or upset throughout the week, think back about that funny post that made you laugh!


7. This is also a blog hop (See below where it says-What is a blog hop?-click there for more info and then where it says get the code-be sure to click there so you can copy and paste it at the end of your post!


Here is my entry for Make Me Laugh Monday. I hope it brings as much laughter to you as it did to our family!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!






8/13/10

Nothing To Wear


As the weekend is upon us, my summer break is coming to an end.  I will be heading back to work on Monday.  I have been going through my closet updating and preparing my work wardrobe most of the afternoon. 

My husband does not understand why women need to try on outfit after outfit when planning what to wear to work or any other function that comes up.  He thinks it is funny when I try on several different items of clothing before deciding on which one will end up making it out the door. 

While I was in the midst of my self styling session trying to decide what I will be wearing on my first day back to work, (If I could only have Rachel Zoe for a day! SIGH!) my husband decided I needed a visual of what he calls "unnecessary stress", so he started snapping pictures of me.  I have to admit, I probably could have stopped after the second outfit. 

I think I have something ready for my first day back, but I have a feeling I will be spending most of my weekend shopping for some updates to my wardrobe!  How many outfits do you try on before heading out the door for work or other functions?  Any stylists out there?  I welcome your tips and expertise!!  Happy Weekend!!

8/12/10

Lemon Tassies

I am always on the lookout for recipes that result in bite size portions.  This tassie cups with lemon curd filling recipe from Paula Dean fit the bill.  It is perfect for when you do not want the temptation of an entire pie enticing you every time you open the refrigerator.  Each mouthwatering mini tart soaks your tastebuds with sweet citrusy goodness.  I definitely can't eat just one, but at least it will be less than the serving from a whole pie that would have ended up on my plate!  I know what will be on my breakfast menu in the morning!
 




8/11/10

What I Want Wednesday-Isabel Marant's Fall Collection

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I recently came across this fashion designer, Isabel Marant, in my September edition of Lucky. I loved the one outfit that got a little snippet in the lower right corner of page 28. (if you happen to get the magazine)

I wanted to know a little more about her and after some Internet surfing, I fell in love with her entire fall collection.  It has the Parisian Chic look that she is known for, but I love the 1950's vibe her pieces have for fall. 

I love the skinny capris, pointy toe flats and pumps, scarfs, and tops.  It reminded me of the Pink Ladies from the movie Grease, without all of the pink.  The models even wore their hair in high pony tails, but the style was very modern with the longer swingy earrings!


For more about Isabel Marant, heist has some good info on her background, purchasing, and pricing!


This collection is on the top of my What I Want Wednesday!

8/9/10

Weekend Bits and Make Me Laugh Monday

Our weekend turned out to be a very rainy one.  We spent the entire time indoors.  After many movies and several games on the Wii, we looked for some alternative indoor fun.  I came across a very entertaining site online called JibJab where you can upload a picture of your self into some very funny videos!  This proved to be very entertaining for a rainy Saturday.  You can send ecards, make videos to send out just for laughs, or use for other celebrations and general merrymaking!  See the second video below as part of my Make Me Laugh Monday!  It is sure to get an out loud chuckle from you! I promise it will not disappoint!

We also spent some time trying to help my son decide which sport he would like to play this fall.  He can't decide between soccer, flag football, or t-ball.  Sunday morning he actually told me when he woke up that he had a dream about socks and balls.  Go figure?  He is only 4!  Of course, I had to make a video to show him what his dream possibly looked like.  When you are stuck indoors for 48 hours, you get a little wacky!!  Hope you enjoy!  Happy Monday.



MAKE ME LAUGH MONDAY
I thought it would be fun to start a new weekly feature to get you through the Monday Blues by keeping you in side-splitting laughter. All you have to do is get ready to laugh and share something that will keep our frowns upside down!!!

If it's your first time linking up, here is what you will do:

1. Share a post on whatever you want, but make sure it will make us laugh!


2. It can be a picture, video, joke, something you came across on the Internet, or a funny thing happened when we......story. It does not have to be from today's post, but any post throughout the week can be linked up. You just have to come back here and link up at the bottom of my post from today. The Linky will be open through Saturday!


3. PLEASE keep it family friendly! Explicit sites or posts will be removed!


4. Add a link below where it says - You are next, Click here to enter-Just be sure you are adding a link to a specific blog post/not your main blog address.


5. No pressure to follow anyone just please leave ME a comment at the bottom of my Make Me Laugh Monday post and tell me which post you thought was the funniest! You will be able to see every post that was linked over the week, by clicking on the thumbnails that will appear at the bottom as they are linked in. I will feature the post that was most commented on next Monday!


6. Whenever you feel stressed or upset throughout the week, think back about that funny post that made you laugh!


7. This is also a blog hop (See below where it says-What is a blog hop?-click there for more info and then where it says get the code-be sure to click there so you can copy and paste it at the end of your post!


Here is my entry for Make Me Laugh Monday.  I hope it brings as much laughter to you as it did to our family!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

8/6/10

Weekends Make Me Smile

I love weekends!  They always make me smile.  Here are a few other things that bring a smile to my face.
 Warm tea before bed in my French Market Cups.

Making scrapbook pages of my son.

Any pair of shoes with an animal print!

When my son makes something special for me!

When my husband tells me I smell good!

My son's artwork!



















Pictures of me, drawn by my little Picasso.

When my son writes his name all by himself!

I hope your weekend brings many smiles to your face!  Have a happy one!

8/5/10

My First Award

Thank you to Raven from Pacifiers, Pumps, The World  for my very first award!  She has a lovely blog full of well written and inspiring posts!  I love her weekly writing assignments!  Check her out when you can!
“The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogging world.” (Copy and Paste to share!)

Of course, awards come with rules…


1. Put the award on your blog and/or within your post.

2. Pass the award on to twelve bloggers.


3. Link to the nominees within your post.


4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.


5. Share the love and the link to the person from whom you received this award


I'm going to be giving this award out 2 at a time until I get to 12. Here are my first 2  in no particular order.

1.  Silly Little Sparrow

2.  ABC's Of My Life

Stay Tuned for the next 2 inspirational blogs that bring a little sunshine into my day each week!

8/4/10

What I Want Wednesday-A Beautiful Boudoir












































All images are from House Beautiful

Linking to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Bumpkin On A Swing





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