Monday Mind Dump

Time to start thinking about Christmas gifts.

Here are a few ideas:

1. Jamberry!!! These nail wraps are one of a kind and super easy to apply. $15 a sheet or buy 3 get 1 free:

2. Zulily! Daily deals for kids, women, men and even housewares!! They already have Christmas deals going.

3. Birchbox! You can gift a monthly box (only $10 a month) to the make up lovers on your list, or explore the site and buy a great priced gift.

4. Ipsy! Another great monthly beauty box with great tips and rewards! Only $10 a month.


Thankful Thursday

1. Family: I am so thankful that my little girl is such a cuddle bug. I know sometimes it may annoy me now, but someday I will miss it! Mama loves you too Kyrie.


2. Work: I am very thankful that not only is Carey back from vacation, but my week of “GM” status went rather smoothly. =) It is nice to have a confidence booster every now and then.

3. Life: I am thankful for Zumba.It is such a fun environment and a great way to work out. Lalli is my instructor and she is so fun and energetic. I just wish I could go more.

Monday Mind Dump

  • Schedules for work are gonna be soooo much easier when I get to go to another store.
  • Jamberry, the start of a new adventure
  • I love that my kids like the educational Leap Frog movies
  • Totally addicted to the “Death In” series by “J.D. Robb” (a.k.a Nora Roberts)
  • I am getting WAY excited for Christmas!!!!!!!!
  • I am exhausted today….
  • I should really be starting laundry instead of writing this blog
  • I love when my kids sing and dance. Their love for music makes me smile.
  • Kyrie goes through SOOO  MANY diapers!
  • Really wish Josh didn’t work nights
  • I’m actually kinda enjoying work while Carey is on vacation
  • McRib is back, and still fantastic.
  • I miss Zumba, I think I’ll go tomorrow.
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10 Things I Do For Myself

  1. Take more pictures than I could ever possibly need. Even if it annoys my kids or my husband, so what. I love having the pictures to look back at. (Like this one of me and my hubby that he didn’t wanna take.)    IMG_2698
  2. Keep a Wreck This Journal. (Keri Smith) Nothing else could possibly keep my creative juices flowing so well.
  3. Drink coffee. Coffee is…. heaven on earth. Possibly my favorite thing ever.
  4. Keep a blog. Although I am now terrible at keeping up with this, I still enjoy it immensely.
  5. Write in a journal. Well for me it is a composition book. Has been since high school. This is my place to ramble, complain, whine, brag, plan and anything else I can think of.
  6. Enjoy monthly subscriptions to Birchbox and Ipsy. I never was a big fan of makeup but getting all these new things to try all the time has changed that. $10 a month is DEFINITELY worth it for both of these.
  7. Try my best at work. I may not always be THE best at work, but I will be MY best, and that is all that matters.
  8. Sing. Anywhere and everywhere. Music is my release, my therapy, my sanity.
  9. Cuddle with my cat. I just read that hearing a cat purr I actually good for you. Raises hormone levels, or something like that. Not that I need a reason. I just love cuddling with Razzle.
  10. Read to my kids. I love that I a raising them to be book lovers. I love that they cry when we leave the library, that one book at bedtime is never enough, that Zander tries to read back to me. I’ll say that is parenting done right and give myself a pat on the back.

What do you do for yourself?

10 on Tuesday

10 things about today:

  1. Really enjoyed sleeping in, I love it when my kids let that happen.
  2. Hate that today is my last day of vacation.
  3. Hate even more that I have to be to work at 6 am tomorrow.
  4. Loved taking the kids to the park with Crystal and the girls.
  5. Kyrie is a total monster! She was all over that playground, and loved the slides.
  6. Really wish Josh didn’t work nights, but glad I got to spend so much time with him this past week.
  7. Definitely taking some re getting used to with my gel tips.
  8. Luckily we may have found an answer to our babysitting problems for Wednesday mornings! Allason to the rescue.
  9. Today was payday!!! Always a good thing.
  10. Still having a hard time keeping up with these posts… is it possible I may have more of a life than I imagined?

Monday Mind Dump

  • it is just as hard typing with my gel tips as I remember.
  • I think the reason I was so good at keeping up on my blog was because I had no life.
  • really sad my vacation is almost over
  • so tired… but hate not having Josh in bed with me.
  • loved spending time with Mariesa today
  • really need to post some more pics soon
  • and figure out how to clear some room on my sd card
  • need a hair cut… and an eye appointment
  • need motivation, lol
  • looking forward to a park playdate with Crystal tomorrow
  • LOVE the new liquid eyeliner I bought at Sephora’s
  • still tired… Imma get some sleep.


Free Friday

Imma make 2 lists. 5 things I am excited about, and 5 things I am worried about.


List One: Excitement

  1. My vacation, in case you couldn’t tell from all my posts.
  2. Nana coming down to visit.
  3. The older kids to be outta school so we can see them more.
  4. Our first trip to Eagle Island, I hope Mariesa, Alex and Gannon are able to go.
  5. Tax returns. If they ever get here that is.

List Two: Worries

  1. My mom is in the hospital for the second time, cirrhosis of the liver. She is getting better… but still not good.
  2. Lexi, our lab, is acting pretty sick tonight. Not eating, listless… sad to see.
  3. Starting potty training for Zander. Thinking maybe during my vacation.
  4. Work tomorrow… here’s to hoping my talk with Caleb(my boss’ boss) goes smooth.
  5. My recent constant snacking and sitting around the house habit.