Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Confession Day is upon us!

Good Morning Everyone! 

It's Wednesday! 

Vodka and Soda

Here are my confessions this week:

...I bite my nails. ALL. THE. TIME. The only time I don't is when I get them done professionally but man the minute that they chip or I break one....I am nibbling away. Part of it is stress and part of it is the obsessive need for them to feel smooth. Once again confirming my crazy. 

...I confess that yesterday after giving nine puppies a bath and cleaning out the kennel I was feeling all sorts of crumbly and nearly cried when my parents offered to take Kyra for a bit. You would think I would use the time wisely and do all the things that you don't get to do with a kiddo around but actually all I did was make some dinner and then say I was going to dry my hair when actually I fell asleep on my bed. It was too hot to do my hair anyway! 

...I confess that I HATE SUMMER. Seriously. I hate it. I LOATHE it. I hate summer clothes, I hate the bugs, but most of all I hate the heat. It was 100 degrees here yesterday and with the humidity it felt more like a million. Seriously I broke a sweat standing outside waiting for the dog to finish her business so we could go back in. I wasn't even walking! The heat sucks. Please bring back the snow so I can put on my sweater and leggings and not feel like my face is going to melt off! 

..I confess I've been really bad about blog reading this week. Also comments. I just haven't been able to get up the go to sit and read them. Part of it is because Kyra is now very mobile and into EVERYTHING, so I can't really take the time to log on and check things. But part of it is just...I am dreading opening my BlogLovin' or email. I know it is backed up and I know to be a good blogger I need to respond, but I just haven't felt it lately. Hopefully I get back in the groove soon. I feel like my BlogLovin' is just sitting there like....

...I confess that I will never tire of some books. Honestly I don't care if I have read it a million times or if I have a pile of books I have never read sitting next to me. If one of the old one is calling my name I will reread it. I can't help myself. 

...I confess that lately Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have felt more like a chore than entertainment. The thought of surfing through trying to find something to watch is exhausting. I have worn out all my series and the summer TV schedule bites. I'm bored with it all. I am now at the point that I just let my husband have the remote and tune out whatever rubbish he puts on. 

...I confess that as of late my blog posts have been getting written in the dark, on the floor, next to the bed while the baby sleeps. Either I have had no time to write during the day or I have had no inspiration for what to post. However you can ask any writer and they will tell you, your best ideas come right at bedtime the moment you find the most comfortable spot to sleep! 

That is all for me today! Hoping that it is less hot out and maybe I can get some other things done without turning into a sweaty puddle! Cheers to everyone and Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Writing Challenge: Days of the Week

Good Morning Everyone!

Today is my weekly writing challenge and this one seems like a fun one! 

Monday was always a bit to loud, to brash, and overly eager to get wherever it is that he was going. He had the tendency to be rude without meaning to, never thinking before he spoke. His tone was always slightly off putting as if you could never be sure if he was trying to offend you or not. Back handed compliments seemed to pour out of his mouth even as he smirked at you with what you wanted to believe was a sweet grin. You always knew he was going to show up to the party...even if no one invited him.

Tuesday was a bit of a mess. It seemed to everyone else that bad luck seemed to follow her wherever she went. Anything that could go wrong happened to Tuesday. She was the epitome of Murphy's Law. However she was a hard worker. Everything managed to get accomplished when Tuesday was around despite the constant state of worry she was in and the inevitable disaster that seemed to follow her. She always managed to persevere and pull the party together at the last minute. That was her real gift actually, the fact that she never failed to pull through whatever tragedy befell her. 

Wednesday was the joker. He was the most likely to bail early on the work day and head out for an early drink. However no one seemed to mind when he slacked off a bit. Usually after meeting Monday and Tuesday people were a bit relieved to see the ridiculous carefree way that Wednesday presented himself. He had a way about him that made people feel better. He would just show up all grins and jokes and everyone would breathe a little easier. It felt like everything was going to be okay when Wednesday showed up. 

Thursday was just high strung. Always looking as though she was on edge and about to blow a fuse. Where Wednesday might bail for a friendly drink, Thursday nursed her drink all through the party as though it was the only thing holding her together. She was always well dressed and ready for any challenge that might come her way, but you could see that she was one stiff wind away from falling apart like a house of cards.

Friday was the center of attention. The Belle of the Ball every time she walked into the room. Everyone was always so happy to see Friday and she greeted everyone with the most dazzling of smiles. She was always the center of attention, even if she was a bit loud and reckless. She was the youngest but somehow that made her even more endearing to the others. She was the tiny taste of wild freedom that the others tended to deny themselves. Even Wednesday had nothing on Friday. There was something about that girl that couldn't be tamed and they loved that about her. All things seemed possible with Friday around. She was like a shot of tequila...once you got going there was no telling where you would end up! 

Saturday was Friday's older brother. He was regarded as just as enjoyable as Friday but with the undertone of business. Saturday was usually making plans and rushing off to do something with someone. He always had his schedule out and was on his phone confirming dates and times. He would still greet everyone with a smile and make you feel welcome but somehow you always felt that you should have some great plan for your life when you were talking to Saturday.

Sunday was the oldest and the most gentle. She rarely spoke at the parties, preferring to sit quietly in a chair and observe with a quiet reverence. However the others all looked up to her. She didn't have to say anything to command attention or respect. She was never loud like Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. She was never nervous or high strung as Tuesday and Thursday and while she did have an undertone of something greater, you never felt less than the way you did while talking to Saturday. She gave the best hugs, warm and inviting. Her being in the room tended to calm down all the others. She brought peace to each of them, reminding them of who they were and why they were important.

So there is my submission for this week! If you would like to join in just leave your submission or a link to it below! 

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, July 21, 2014

My Gifs!

Wake up Call.



Kyra and Mommy Time a.k.a. Dance Party

Nap Time/Cleaning 
(yes I am this glamorous)

Utter Chaos Ensues during the afternoon in a household of 13 dogs and a 1  year old

Reading Time/Calm down Time

My face when husband comes home and asks what is for dinner....

Give baby a bath time

Baby bedtime

Mommy Time....haha!

Make sure to join up in the linkup! Have a great Monday everyone!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites~7/18

Good Morning Everyone!

It is time for the Friday Favorites! 

Here we go! 

Favorite Fashions

Some awesome workout tanks! Gotta Love Disney and Pixar! 

LOVE THIS!!! Would look too cute with a white sports bra underneath! Totally getting this for working out to get in shape for my dress!!! ;-) 

Want this!
This top is just too cute! Loving it! 

Crochet Floral Blouse - White. #crochet #white #denim
Favorite Recipes

These look Super Tasty! 

If you like the taste of cake batter, you will love these blondies! No mixer, 1 bowl, 30 minutes.

My baby pancakes! If you missed them yesterday here is the LINK

Favorite Polish

Purple nails

Favorite Nerdy Girl Stuff

Set of 4 Harry Potter Pillows... Gryffindor Slytherin Ravenclaw Hufflepuff... all Hogwarts House Crests! GRYFFINDOOOORRRR 

I'm pureblood and hate Dursleys.

Cauldron Mugs.William Sonoma.

Favorite Beauty Stuff
Trend Alert: Purple Lipstick MAC Heroine Mac Punk Couture Milani Maybelline Wet n' Wild Ravin' Raisin Inglot Revlon 
#ShareIG Details on previous post () #anastasiabeverlyhills #abh #eyes #pink #purple #lashes

That's all for me this week! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Baby Pancakes!

Good Morning Everyone,

This morning I thought I would share with you all a recipe that I use almost weekly for Kyra's breakfast! 

I call them Baby Pancakes! 

First we gather all our ingredients! 

Pancake batter
2/3 cups of water
cooking spray
your choice of fruit, blueberries were what I had on hand! 
 a muffin tin

Now it is time to make the Pancakes!

Preheat the oven to 350.

Mix up your batter as per your pancake instructions and fill up each space about 3/4 of the way full. 

Add your fruit. I did half fruit and half plain because blueberries are really messy and I don't always want to have to do a bath right after breakfast! 

Then add syrup to each little pancake, a drizzle is fine, I went a little overboard here! 

Now pop the pancakes in the oven for 12 minutes and then boom! DONE.

This recipe is SUPER SIMPLE and tastes really great. I love that these can be frozen or refrigerated so that they can last the whole week making it a very economical breakfast as well as a quick one! 

Hope you all enjoyed, I know that Kyra loves them!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Confession Day: Beauty, Bugs, and Blisters

Good Morning Everyone,

It is Wednesday!!

Vodka and Soda

And you know what that means! Happy Hump Day/ Confession Day!

I confess that I have a problem when it comes to lusting after makeup/ beauty products. Most specifically these things: (In Order: GlamGlow face Mask, Urban Decay Electric Pallet, Fitbit Flex, and Too Faced Melted Lipsticks)
GLAMGLOW - THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment 

Urban Decay - Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

 Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks 
Obviously I cannot buy all of the things because I am a grown up and realize that my money has to go to more important things like food and bills, you know the boring junk. However if I win the lotto....

I confess that there are no less than 5 light bulbs burnt out in my house...

I confess that when I am feeling lazy but still need to vacuum my couch I just put the whole vacuum on the couch and run it across. Yup lazy.

I confess that I totally stole my mom's area rug when she decided that she was going to get new ones. Gotta love Freebies.

I confess that I had a major freak out when I discovered THE BIGGEST BEETLE EVER on my shirt. I had to get my husband involved. I had the creepy crawlies for the rest of the night. ADDITIONAL FREAKOUT- I was walking down to the basement to get the dog out of the kennel and on the stairs was a really big spider. I take my shoe off to squish it and as I do a MILLION baby spiders go EVERYWHERE! I had to have my husband get the vacuum and suck the buggers up. GROSS.

I confess that I cut my three mile walk to two miles yesterday because I was wearing the wrong socks. Hello Blisters!

Okay that is it for me! I gotta get the little one ready so we can make it to Story Time! 

Have a great day everyone, can't wait to read you confessions!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday Write It! Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, 

Today I am doing the second Write It Challenge that I had set for myself this month. I didn't make this one a linkup since last week was a bit of a bust, however if you feel inspired feel free to leave your submission in the comments! 

Today's Challenge was the 6 word memoir.

Basically describe your life, yourself, whatever, in six words. No more, no less. 

I had seen this done in magazines and I always loved just how much story someone could reveal with only six words to work with. It was inspired by the most famous six word story written by Ernest Hemingway who was challenged to write the shortest sad story which you can Google because it always makes me sad and I'm not about being sad this early in the morning! 

I have three submissions today! 

On my husband/marriage: 
Love gripped tight, Love held on. 

On Kyra: 
Delightful chaos wrapped in a smile. 

On Life: 
Live Bravely, Love Fiercely, Kindness Always

Okay so that is it for me today! Hope you all are having a good day and we will see you back here tomorrow for Confession Wednesday!