Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hold onto your knickers, readers, this is a scrap layout!

*disclaimer: My scanner is not hooked up & I can't hook it up so all pics are from my darn camera!*

'Tis true.
I scrapped.
It was just this one layout
It's from Thanksgiving 2007
Everything is from my stash.
Go me.

So what have you scrapped or created lately?


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

Oh that's right my dear loyal readers.
Christmas is right around the corner.
Like 11 weeks away.

Well, last year I discovered this blog/community:
100 Days to Christmas
What a fabu site!!!
Jennifer, the owner, posts something everyday to do to get ready for the Holidays.
And she includes everything in the holidays.
Like Halloween activities & Thanksgiving checklists etc.
Talk about a motivator.
This year she even started a community where you can go & chat it up with other people trying to get their "holiday on" (I'm so street, it's scarey, no?)

Anyway, go check it out!
100 Days to Christmas
Sign up!
Tell her I sent you
Just go.

You will not be disappointed.

First, tell me how are you preparing for all your activites for between now & the Christmas/Hannukah season?


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bzzz, Bzzzz, Buzzzz, Bzzzz

This is my life.
About 5 weeks ago or so I started finding bees in Cheeks room.
One here.
One there.

Just thinking they were getting in when we opened doors or windows.
Then about 2 weeks ago I was in his room & was killing bees left & right.
Bobster had already been in his room & killed about 5 or so.
While I was in there, I lifted his shade & lo & behold there are about 10 of them in the corner of his window.
I locked up his room & Cheeks has been sleeping in our bedroom since.

I called the office of where I live.
Explained the problem.
Now I did notify them 3 weeks prior & all I got & my neighbor got was a letter asking us not use the front door.

So I bitched to the answering service, didn't get anywhere, bitched to the maint. guy, didn't get anywhere. The office mgr here didn't seem to want to be bothered or help me out so I called the corp. office in North Jersey.

Finally, the office mgr had an exterminator come out.
The exterminator tried to kill the suckers off but to no avail the bees lived on.

So the office mgr got a bee expert who came out yesterday.
Come to find out...the bees had built their hive in the floorboards of Cheeks room.
There is now a 12x12 hole in my child's bedroom floor.

Everything should be resolved by this weekend.
And the bees are gone.
You can see Cheeks window in relation to my front door in this pic:

What's that?
What are those papers over my front door?
Oh those are like fly paper except they attrack bees.

You can get a good look at the amount of bees that were living in my floor in the following pics:

The office mgr didn't think we had a problem.
Guess those bees proved his ass wrong.
Then again the office mgr walked in when the bee expert was removing the hive & the bees attacked him, stinging him on the neck & face.
Well, buddy, KARMA IS A BITCH! Isn't it?
Sorry I am a bit bitter.

Oh & the hive?
The expert had to put in in a 5 gallon bucket to get it out of the house.

So what unexpected house guests have you had lately?


Thursday Thankfuls

I am thankful for the following people who are always in my life (guess they would be, they are my family)

1st up: The Grandpop.....Look @ that concentration. Hmm, wonder what's in there? Notice the farmers tan on his can see where his watch was. Stylish, no?

The Nana....she had no idea this pic was being taken. She will tell me to take it down b/c she looks terrible...don't listen to her. She will tell you all kinds of things about me to make me take down the pic, again down listen to her. She lies. It's very sad.

And the aunt Erie. She will not tell me to take this down. She will say "hmm...Fabu pic of me" She will be right!
I want my family to know that I love them all & appreciate them for all they do.
Even if I don't show it a lot.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WW ~ You lookin @ me???

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

3 year check up

The Cheekers went to the ped yesterday.
I don't think he enjoyed his visit but it's over now til his 4th year (or if he gets sick before that....let's hope not!)

Anyway, my little man is ranking in the 95th percentile for height & weight.
Ht: 40 1/4"
Wt: 40lbs

And he just turned 3 in August.

I guess he's gonna be big.
The doc thought he was older than he was b/c he's big.

He's such a love!
Cheeks, not the doc.

What kind of updates are oing on in your life?


Monday, September 21, 2009

How much is this? One dollar. How much is this? One dollar.

You gotta love Dollar Tree.
I mean, really, it's all a dollar!
Just one dollar.

I got those goodies up there the other day.
The ribbon I used on my door arrangement & still have plenty left...just to figure out what to do with it.

The acorns I just used as decor...will post pic later of what I did with them.

What do you like to buy @ the Dollar store?
Are you decorated yet for fall?


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Costume Swap!!!!!!!!! Green Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!

Green Halloween®
Costume Swap

October 3rd, 2009
Haddon Twp Public Library
10:00am – 11:30am

Great way to stay green and save green this Halloween.

Come swap a costume out. Leave one, take one. No money out of your pocket and best of all you are helping the environment by reusing!!

Hope to see you there!

For further info please email Meghan @ mkw70 (@) comcast (.) net

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ A Pirates Life for Me!

Went Old School this week.
My son when he was a baby baby.
He's now 3.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Broke out the Fall door decor

First & foremost I would like to say that Chet is gone. I don't know where he went but he's gone.
Sure, he left his web.
Didn't even have the common decency to clean up after himself. Left his home & all.
I hope he doesn't come back.
Very poor pet/houseguest.

Now since the fall like weather has hit South Jersey (for the most part), I thought I would break out the fall door decor.

I simply love my fall arrangement.
I got the tin thing through Southern them!

The hydrangeas are from Michaels.
The beady dohickeys are from Michaels as well.

The ribbon is courtesy of the Dollar Tree.
You can find some cheap decor stuff there, along with pregnancy tests.
Yea, sure, b/c I would trust the accuracy of a Dollar Tree preggy test.
And NO! I am not least I don't think I am.
I probably just caused the Nana to have a slight stroke that there is a possibility.
Appratently I am the spawn of Satan when I am pregnant.
Geesh...I just get a little irritable.

I digress.
Anyway I will prob. break out the rest of the fall decor this coming weekend.

How about you?
Are you decorated for the season yet?
Got your Halloween treats up?


Monday, September 14, 2009

Nature gave me a new pet ~ I am not amused.

So this morning, I casually sit in my computer chair to check email, update the blog, zone out, etc.
Well out of the corner of my eye I see something crawling.
What could it be?

What's that?

It just looks like a brown lump?

Right, right.

Look a bit closer.............

Still a brown lump?
It's a furry lump ya know.
All closed up.

Here gander at this one.

Oh that's right.
It's a FREAKIN TARANTULA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This pet is the size of a quarter.
Sure the pic isn't the best but I was working with what I got.

If there is one thing in the world I am terrified of it's FREAKIN SPIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Needless to say I almost pooped my pants but composed myself enough to take pics.
I called Cheeks over & he promptly tried to poke it (thru the screen).
I had to tell him "No! Mommy is scared of them."
Thank God Cheeks is the Cricket Killer, I am going to sic him on this one if he's not gone by the time I get home from work.

If he isn't, then I will call him Chet & admire him thru the safety of glass.

So what kind of pet has nature given you?


Sunday, September 13, 2009

A little Autumn/Halloween inspiration

I totally <3 size="2">(for some reason blogger isn't allowing me to link this link...grr)
Just look @ the eye candy I have found for the upcoming Autumn season.

This hat is from
I would prob. look like a smacked ass wearing this but I just think it is too cha cha for words! Definitely for those eclectic/rockabilly/pinup girls out there.

Jennysbakeshop had the cutest, most adorable prints. She just doesn't do holidays but definitely stuff you can hang all year round.

I so want this print!

Look at this eye candy! Total fun. All from Crepe Confectionary on Etsy.

Finally for those fall weddings this is absolutely stunning. April Hiler Designs knows how to rock a fall wedding.
Do you shop Etsy?
Do you have any fav shops on Etsy?
Tell me!

Are you ready for Autumn?
What is your inspiration?


Saturday, September 12, 2009

I'm a Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Today was my lucky day.
I was reading the blogs that I follow & saw my name on
The Blushing Hostess. If you haven't visted, you must.

I entered her giveaway for Ina Garten's Back to Basic Cookbook & I won!

Ya baby! I will be whipping up all kinds of good stuff.

Then mid week Chef Mark from
The Tortilla Press was having a little contest on Twitter (I am mkw70 on twitter btw). He asked that you retweet a msg he had posted.
I did.
And I won.
A gift card for $25!
I have been dying to try this restaurant since it opened!!!
Now I will get there...wooo!
And Chef Mark is a locavore so it's nice to know that he supports local farmers etc.
Check out his site!
So tell me, have you won anything lately?

Friday, September 11, 2009

They Say It's Your Birthday! The big 38!

Happy Birthday Bobster!
We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

How I love ya Boy!

Pillsbury Dough Boy that is!
That boy can bake!!!

Of course, I have signed up for every newsletter imaginable from him b/c lets face it...he rocks.

So, go, sign up for the newsletter.
It's free & easy, just like me! Ha!

Wordless Wednesday ~ It's All Air!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Happy Labor Day or in the house "Happy Potty Training Day"

See that clown up there?
Not the one with the pasty white skin & red hair
The tan one...well as tan as one of my children would ever get.

I finally decided yesterday to go balls to wall & potty train Mr. Man.
So far, just one accident.
I am very happy with his progress.

Right now, he's napping.
In just underwear.
We shall see if he wakes wet or not.

Guess I'll be doing the laundry a lot more this week.
Everytime he goes on the potty I give him a treat.
Daycare should be interesting with that little positive reinforcement!

So that's where I have been.
Potty training
Just enjoying some much needed time off.
I actually found time to change my shower curtain liner.....almost a year after I bought the replacement.
Just be grateful you don't shower at my house!

The weather has me itchin to change the decor over to fall
I just can't bring myself to do it when I know it's still "officially" summer.
Soon, tho, very soon.

So, what are you all doing for Labor Day?
How did your kiddies fare in the potty training?
Let me know.


Saturday, September 05, 2009

Giveaway Winner

Not many entered so the odds were good. picked #1.

So cblanchard you win!!!!!!!!!!

Send me your address so I can get the card to you asap.


Thursday, September 03, 2009

It's a Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!! Woo!

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ Such a Physique

I love this shape.
He thinks he's the Incredibe Hulk!Check out

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