Saturday, December 3, 2011

Giving Over The Holidays....

I started a Meetup mommy group for L. I'm not as active as I'd like to be BUT I do my best to attend events and have fun.

Tomorrow I've opened our home to my mommy group and not only are we going to celebrate this holiday season but we are going to be collecting donations between us to give to Harvest Home a shelter for pregnant homeless women.

Here's a link to what they are looking for:

My point isn't to donate to them but my point is if you want to feel really good about yourself make some kind of donation this year. Last year our family had each kid select a charity and we all made a donation in their names. K wants to donate her hair to Locks of Love and has two more inches to grow and she's cutting her hair.

We all should remember how blessed we are. I mean really there all things we want but for needs we are all doing pretty good. If you can't donate this year maybe volunteer your time. I find when I'm having a rough time volunteering my time gets me out of myself and thinking about others.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Do It Myself Photo-booth


I want my child to enjoy the best party ideas like anyone else but I don't want to spend the money. I decided she could have a Photo-booth but that I'd do it for her and I did.

This is how to do your own totally awesome photo-booth for a fraction of the cost of renting one or having someone come to your house.....

1. In Microsoft Word or any other program create a template that you will add the photo-strip to once you've taken the pictures.

2. For the booth find an area with a plain background and Walla and instant photo-booth and when you have a house filled with tweens or teens and make it exciting they won't care if they're in a booth they will rather be having a great time posing for pictures!

3. Pick up from Claire's, Icing, 99 Cent Only Stores, Etc. different items to use for props. I didn't spend much money doing this myself and see what you have around your house as well. My wedding veil ended up being used. Crazy I know.

4. Pick up nice Card Stock paper. This way you aren't using photo paper and you can print out like my example and send home with everyone. They get a keepsake and their picture.

5. Have fun & enjoy doing it.

I had a great time with these kids. The area I used has stairs leading to it and it's in a room of our home. The kids would run up the stairs, pose, and run back down to get in line again. Success I tell ya!

I'm enjoying doing these projects and figuring out how to save money but have fun. What things have you done for parties to save some money??

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Today's Pampering is Brought.....


to you by....A budget.

Living in a home, a real home with lots of space and me not working equals being on a budget and doing pampering the old fashioned way by myself.

Tonight I colored my hair darker, gave myself a pedicure including the lovely coloring of my nails, a mini manicure, and a relaxing mud mask facial.

I know I saved over $100 tonight doing this all myself. The best part too was K came in and joined me and she gave herself a mini pedicure. I had 1.5 hours of moi time tonight and feel almost brand new lol.

I'm learning as long as I take care of moi (yes, I'd love a day at the spa) that all is well in my little world. This includes not only spiritually but getting in touch with my inner girly self.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

2nd Hand Clothing NO it's Green Clothing

I'm big on recycled clothing, giving away clothing, receiving clothing, buying used clothing, frequenting thrift shops. I also have a love for certain brands of clothing that I may not be able to get "Used" but I know how to find a deal. For instance there is a Warehouse sale coming the weekend of the 18th for Splendid & Ella Moss. I enjoy their warehouse sales and not only find things for my family but gifts for the upcoming Chrismukkah season.

I was recently asked for some good consignment places for kids or cheaper stores and you'd be surprised how I work. My friend noted I always find great deals and I sure do!

  • Burbank, CA has a little gem of a thrift store on the corner of Magnolia & California. Every Tuesday & Thursday before noon everything but the new tag is 50% off. Not only am I always able to find something for the family and myself I find stuff to sell on eBay as well. I make good money off this store by attending their half off mornings. Prada (not Frada) and Burberry are just a couple of designers I've found there.
  • eBay is my friend. I know the ins and outs of eBay and how to research if a seller is good or not so I know at least 95% whether new or used I'm getting a good deal. I've learned to also cross reference to different sites like major department stores to see if there is a better deal.
  • Fallas Paredes is a store I'd never think I'd find Joe's jeans in but I did. I've also found Guess & other items that I can sell on eBay. You have to have patience and a lot can be considered crap but I even got K's school uniform tops there for $1.99 & $2.99 each. All new items and just greatly discounted.
  • Consignment stores are an adventure in themselves. I used them when K was smaller to sell her items. Back then I really HAD to have the best of everything for her and the consignment stores were really growing and paying a good amount for used kid clothes. Now I haven't been too happy with the stores. I find more stains, receive more damaged goods then things that are in excellent condition. The lighting in the stores isn't usually great and why I miss the stains and I get in and out too quickly to really check the item, my bad so I really try and avoid them but I did get a great Skip Hop diaper bag for $26 that I found online for $64 and it looks new so that was a score I have to say.
  • Clothing Swaps with friends is a great way to get together and exchange clothing. Not all kids are the same age and some may need what others are done with. It's great to invite moms to be or new moms too so they can receive items even if they are not giving and this way they'll attend the next time and bring items as well. I used to be part of a book & bag swap as well that a bunch of us women did and there would be dessert, conversation, and swapping.
  • Just give clothing away. I think like Karma clothing or items will come back to you. I'm always known to give things away and from time to time my friend gives me clothing for K that was given to her daughter and there was too much or my son for instance now has a pair of converse for sizes 5, 5.5, 6, and 6.5 from another friend and a good amount of size 2-3 Gap clothing perfect that was just received. I believe what you give out there comes back to you.
  • Totsy, Rue La La, etc. websites provide great deals from time to time. I bought my Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag for L for $80 through Rue La La and on the website right now it goes for $175 so when I want something really nice or pricey I try and stick with these websites that also have iPhone apps so I can look while the boy is asleep on me.
Here are some of the ways I try and stay green and again I love new items too but sometimes think spending so much on a child is a waste because of how quick they grow. I do other things but I'm also curious if anyone has any ideas on what they do to stay "Green" per say or to "Save Money". Having a house now saving money is a top priority for me.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm Not a Perfect Mom BUT Neither are You!

There are some moms I know who feel they are perfect. However; none of us are. Yesterday morning my 16 month old got a hold of his fathers shaving razor and well, the picture to the right was the end result. Yes, blood was everywhere and yes we had to figure out it was the boy bleeding BUT did I honestly think that he would find his fathers razor in a drawer I didn't think he'd get into....NO.

Why beat myself up? Telling other women/mothers about the incident can be all the beating up I need or is it? I assume you hear that I've let (NOT REALLY) my 16 month old play with shaving razors and he's cut his poor finger pretty good and boy I'm pretty incompetent because who would allow their 16 month old to play with razors? I doubt that is what most are thinking and quite frankly if they are they can just not speak to me....period.

I read a lot about children getting hurt and it happens. Did I learn something from this?? Yes, that my boy really does find and get into everything. I also learned that same boy loves to put things down the furnace shoot. I can't be on his tail every second because of the whole you know fact that he has a 11 year old sister too that needs me. I do have my home childproof (to the best of my knowledge) and close off doors and keep L to the best of my knowledge SAFE.

Yesterday he got hurt, I made his boo boo better, moved a razor, and knew I wasn't a bad mom and at the end of the day that is really what matters. Not what others may think about me.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I threw a what?????

I threw a Baby Shower for my dear friend Eliza yesterday and thought I'd get crafting and domestic. I think I did a great job and thought I'd share some of what I did in the event it jumps at anyone for ideas of what to do & though these probably are all not new ideas for someone so not domestic (well getting there) this was a great accomplishment lol.

Enjoy....


This took me the most amount of time to do. I found some vintage wallpaper and cut out the whole alphabet. I then took clothes pins and added vintage fabric to them and attached everything to a blue clothesline. I think it was a cute idea and the mommy to be did too. I really wanted to make this feel like a Do It Yourself event. I didn't want the feel of it being all store bought. Personal felt so much better and using what I found & had made it a bit green too.


I love love loved making these little cupcakes. I took the white frosting and made it blue and added the little white sugar balls to the frosting. I saw these online and just recreated them myself. I think they came out great!


Trying to create cookies that spell out BABY and with some stars was fun at least. Sure this is all that was workable and still not the way I wanted them but from this experience I learned that using wax paper when you're rolling out dough makes life so much easier. I also was happy to know how much these were liked (and the broken ones) and they were Gluten Free. No one knew (except for mommy to be and her mommy)


Finally I made the take home gift for everyone using a Mason Jar, Vintage Fabric, a Tea Light Candle, Chamomile Bath Salts, and little thank you note. The note said to now enjoy, light the candle, and enjoy a nice bath with the salts. It also included that the jar can be used as vase which is what I did for the table with all the food on it. The jars looked so nice on the changing table with her presents all around it and wouldn't you know it's the one thing I didn't get a picture of so above is one lonely jar.

For someone not so domestic and learning to be who was in the middle of moving and caring for a toddler all day long I think I did some great crafting & baking and look forward to doing more as time goes on. Who knows what my domestic future brings.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sleeping & Mommy Separation

It seems one little boy may not be wanting to be held anymore to go to bed but to fall into dreamland on his own.

Great! your thinking. Bedtime will be a much easier time and less time having to hold L until he's fallen asleep BUT it actually makes me sad.

I'm thrilled that L can self soothe himself to sleep but at the same time I enjoy being needed by him. Taking a 9 year break between kids is almost like having your first kid for the first time all over again.

I enjoy giving him kisses while he sleeps, rubbing his curls, and gently patting his behind as he drifts off.

I wonder if the sadness I'm feeling is because with the 9 year gap between kids I will no longer be having any children and so he's the last baby I will be holding at bedtime.

With that said it is time for me to go to bed. It's time to sleep next to L in his co-sleeper which will also end in a couple of days when L moves into his own room in our new house.

Until next time.....




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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Craft Time or Let's Eat Crayons...You Choose


I've wanted to do a Halloween craft with L but couldn't decide what. I'm currently doing a journal with what I'm trying is daily little notes/pictures for K that when I'm done she can read and see all these memories saved for her so I kind of went the same way with L.

I bought him a Halloween Activity book and we completed our first picture together. It was what seemed to be a lot of me explaining to a 16 month old that we do not eat crayons but at the same time he was able to get super excited about the crayons coloring on the book. I figure we can date each time and year we do an entry and do this until he's like five and starting school or after his first year of school, hold onto the book, and give it to him to share with his family one day.

I've found so many crafting items since packing K's room for the move and I'm looking forward to doing more creative things with both kids using said items. I'm so grateful for this move because it will give us so much space to do things indoors and outdoors, be messy, and just have a lot of fun in a place of our own. The best part is I want to get one of those indoor chalk board decals for L's huge walk in closet so he can color on his walls (not really).

So this turned into more than just about the Halloween crafting idea but there is so much to do when you have a 11 year old and sixteen month old.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sleep Lessons & Changes

L has been a nap on my mommy or in the car seat/stroller kind of boy. Now it never occurred to me that if I wanted him to nap in his bed that I could cover him up with some blankets and make him nice and warm and in all accounts "Swaddle" him. This could be the fact that as a small baby L didn't like to be swaddled. He would somehow get his arms and legs out while sleeping.

Things change as do little boys who seem to now prefer spending naps snuggled and warm. The funny thing about the past two days is that at night he still prefers to sleep with no blankets and they actually wake him up and he kicks them off.

This is beginning our adventures in sleep changes for Mr. Kisser who has been sleeping in the co-sleeper next to me since day one or in our bed. With the new house I'd like to have my room back. Just me and the Mr. and don't think that is too much to ask for.

I have friends who've done the "Cry it Out" method and though it was really hard it worked for them. I have other friends who prefer the family bed and others still where their little one is fine in a crib of their own. So many options but to find the one that is right for us is our personal choice and will be a learning process.

To not torture this little guy I think starting with naps in his bed where it's a routine for a while will be the key in the new home. He's going from a bed right next to mommy who is guilty of always pulling him into bed to having a room of his own. A big room if you think about it as a 16 month old.

My goal is by the end of the year to have a nighttime routine where Mr. Kisser is in his own room in his own bed.

This is my newest adventure in being a Stay at Home Mom with a 2nd child who is almost 10 years younger than his sister. I had help for our first and was a Work-a-Holic and wasn't able to experience all the fun toddler adventures whether fun or frustrating. No matter what the days bring I don't want to miss these experiences and know that I was home with him to watch him grow.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Food is NOT my friend

Why is it that when life gets busy healthy eating just kind of disappears? During the past couple of weeks packing and preparing for the big move next week along with the baby shower I'm throwing I've found it much easier to eat crap.

I so can't be the only one who falls victim to the crappy eating. I'm tempted to take the 10 day food challenge....so tempted. However; I don't want to fail. So this being said I will be more aware of what I'm eating and pre-plan snacks until the move.

I really think I will be doing the 10 day food challenge and having the family do it on November 1st as well. It can be done. Here's the link to the challenge: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/take-the-10-day-pledge/

So if you want to motivate me or join me on this challenge I welcome you! It's not too hard. I think giving up the Diet Coke will be the hardest part. I don't want to feel like food isn't my friend anymore and I have to get some balance but lets be real, starting before Halloween and the move is just cruel to those who would have to be around me. Until then I will begin the countdown challenge and do some research on food planning so there isn't crap filled weeks when I get busy.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Green Gifting

So in the process of packing K's room I was able to put together a great birthday gift for her cousin and to top it off put it all in a never used Halloween Trick or Treat bag.

My sister-in-law has been recycling gifts to L and I think it's a great idea. We are going to do this more and more. I mean I'm always giving things away or reselling for cheap but it's nice to know some gently used items are getting a new home where it will be something exciting to who just got it. I mean half of what was given today was never used before.

Another great idea is buying used for gifts if the item still looks really good. You're helping to go a bit more green each time.

So this is something new I'm doing and will think up more ways to stay on this green path of living.




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Sunday, October 9, 2011

It's not that hard....Is it?

I know I'm not the only mom out there who doesn't know how to pause and take care of herself. You know between all there is with my two kids, husband, and home I enjoy my late night and early morning time but really I don't enough to really take care of me. Emails, Blogs, Side Work, and Facebook don't equal quality time for myself.

I was talking to a friend today and she too is having this same issue. I used to work and imagine how crazy I'd be if I were still working. I'm super busy as is and can't seem to catch up and add this move to the mix and wouzers! It's great that we can offer advice to our friends..."Turn off your phone, take a nap", "enjoy a nice bath", or even "go get a massage" but the reality is and I know I'm so not the only one who offers the advice we never do or have the time to do.

Yet, this week I decided enough was enough and I had to do some things to take care of me. So start easy right? I malnourish, have low blood pressure, and my long term iron is at 2. So I started my vitamins again and took that husband of mine's advice and bought a pill holder to make it easier. I got some liquid iron and my pill container and day three was completed today of actually taking said vitamins...

I also don't know if it's the powers that be but my left ear and throat hurt yesterday and well, got worse today so I ended up napping....advice I always give and yet never do and though I didn't feel better as I woke I napped with that little cute boy (who is worn out from being a stunt boy) and that lump on the floor is a sweet (most of the time) girl who always covers her whole body to sleep something I did when I was younger too.


My husband took the picture above. I guess there was a calm in the house not normally there. Will I do more to take care of me? Who knows but I know that I should and really that's the first step, right?

Friday, October 7, 2011

What???

I've had all these feelings and then thoughts run through my head like "I need to be doing more", "I don't make any sense", and "If I only worked..." plus lots of other things run through my mind.

I realize after hearing two women speak tonight that I was in the right place at the right time.

1. I know that I am constantly I guess you'd call it bragging about my life. I do this to feel accepted by you and to show my family how great my life is and to say "Notice Me" but really it stems from growing up the oldest of three in a broken home with a single mom and distant father who I wanted to impress. By seventh grade, which is pretty sad I realized there was no impressing either of them and tried the opposite....be as bad as can be and well that didn't work either and I got sucked into a crappy black hole until the ripe young age of 21. At this point I decided to again impress all and well, it must seem like I'm very into me and a bit of a show off but really I just want you to accept me and to make me feel OK. So guess what....it's too much work and has to stop.

2. I talk too much and well, I ramble. I do this because (a) I'm nervous and (b) I'm nervous and (c) I think you'll think I'm an idiot and the more I talk the more I think you'll feel this way and still I keep talking. This is an ongoing issue but I'm going to stop this too. Let's see how this goes. I'm nervous around everyone, even if I know you and feel I don't make any sense. I don't feel at your level no matter who you are.

3. I used to bring in an income. Used To being the key words. I know am a Stay at Home mom trying to embrace this. The reality is that even though I can't shop the way I want, eat out when I don't want to cook, and do things whenever I still have a roof over my head and soon to be a home for my kids to have more room in. I have food at every meal and can enjoy Starbucks on Fridays. I live in a great neighborhood and don't have to worry about my safety. So I had to make some changes. Big deal. I'm so grateful for what I have and I have to remember that when my husband says I don't need to work that I should embrace being a mom and know they won't always want me around.

4. Diets suck. Eat right, exercise, and make life changes.

So that's it. As my blog expands into my life raising kids with a huge age gap I think I'll add in the changes to my life to make life so much easier. I'm so grateful I'm not the Katherine from 1997 on deaths door but the Katherine of today with quality problems.

Off to bed because who knows if we will have a late night party!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's always something...

He can always find a way to make me nervous. Rearranged furniture and he found a new item to climb on. That's my boy.




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Little Moi Goals

In the midst of my crazy gratitude filled life I have to keep a few goals to keep me on track food wise. I'm doing this again because I needed to remember that losing weight and taking care of me doesn't have to be hard.

Food:

1. No snacking after dinner
2. Non fruit dessert for special events only (birthdays, showers, weddings, etc.)
3. One "Free" meal per week (Yeah Farmers Market Thursdays)

Portion:

1. Must have a fruit/veggie at every meal. Maybe multiple. Abundant fruits/veggies isn't bad
2. 2 Diet Cokes per day (if you know me you know this is a miracle in itself and hopefully will become 0 per day)
3. Drink at least 40 oz of water per day

Favorites:

1. Major Holidays (Chrismukkah etc.) off as long as jogged 1 mile per day or more for the 5 days prior to holiday
2. Churro's are for Disneyland only
3. Treat at movies if before 8pm and exercise was done for the day

Exercise:

1. Walk or jog at least 1 mile per day
2. Walk to locations close to home and park at furthest spot (if possible with little guy)
3. Do stretches or ballet warm ups daily

Rewards:

1. $5. toward something I want for each week I complete this
2. Sleep in on Saturdays/Sundays since I'm always on the go
3. At first weight goal (my secret) two pieces of clothing bought or pass to Disneyland

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

No & No

Ever have those days where it seems if it were Sesame Street that the word of the day would be "No"? I seem to be having more and more of them each day.

L is really growing up and enjoying the world of exploration BUT he doesn't get that climbing on objects that could harm him is not OK. For example his climb onto the little side table while I tried to cook dinner was epic.

This brings me to my lack of getting anything done and being in the process of moving. There are times I think he'd benefit from a full day of baby jail (the playpen) but I actually don't want him in it too much because things like showers are a must and he needs to hang out in baby jail while I'm in the shower which now has become a bit of a cold shower since having to have the door open to be in his view is a must as well.

Needless to say for the most part I'm sane and get things done but some days having someone help would be excellent.

I'm looking forward to the new home and the amount of space we will have so I won't have to worry about keeping objects he climb easily on near him.

Off to see what more adventures today brings with Super Secret Stunt Boy L.....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's Starting

My 11 year old had me Nair her blonde leg hairs today and you would have thought she were in heaven. I'm not ready for this whole "Tween" business.

It seems like yesterday she was wearing those cheap plastic princess heals and walking around like a little princess.

Now half the time she has this attitude I just don't get and the other half the time she's as sweet as can be. I'm unsure I can with sanity complete the next seven years with her.

I can say without a doubt I'm grateful she isn't like how I was at 11. I was just beginning my wild and crazy Kat days.

As we continue this journey I look forward to what is in store and though there's a lot of adjusting going on it's nice to see her grow up.


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Snobby Moms & Moi

You know there are some moms that are just too snobby and feel they are too perfect for say people like me. You know us moms who don't have perfect bodies, have those special dogs (the kind I can't stand), perfect homes, and those amazing kids who do no wrong.

The reality is I can personally give a shit if they're in my life but for some odd reason at times I want their approval or not approval but I want to feel they're not looking down on me. They act like they and their children can do no wrong but the reality with that is you can so plainly see that the stick shoved up their rear does probably cause issues on the home front as well.

Luckily it is getting better for me not to care but I do believe I am not the only mom who feels this way and running into those amazing snobs from time to time remind me how I so would never ever want to be like them!!


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Nothing will stop...

this boy. No changing furniture etc. can get this boy to understand danger.






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Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's almost 4....

AM that is and there is this slight possibility I may get to go back to sleep soon.

In my wild and crazy youth I'd stay up all hours and do nothing. It really hit me that as those night hours past I didn't accomplish anything but Crossword puzzles. I can at least say L does a great job at keeping himself and Alice entertained for his late night parties.

What is it that keeps this boy going? Is it a desire to have me grey at quicker rate? Should I buy stock in hair dye?

When it's the middle of the night and L feels bad for my lack of sleep & guilt over all he wouldn't allow me to do during the day he serenades me. It's sweet. It's no John Cusack moment of being woken up to loud music outside my window but it works.




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Friday, September 16, 2011

Crazy Mom Seeks Sanity....

My blog is going in a different direction and we will see what happens.

For starters I have this 15 month old at home we will call L and he is officially making it hard for me to get anything done without turning to see something like this....









This being said I have Super Secret L Super Hero Stunt boy & lets not forget his lovely trusty sister we will call K and our new adventures in Tween Attitudes.....








Don't let me forget we are moving in about a month to a home.

Oh my look what just happened in seconds....






So get ready for my crazy adventures in raising kids with a large age gap and my thoughts while I prepare and move into a home. Oh how my mind works.

L Surfing...







I love these two BUT boy do I look forward to the quiet we call bedtime.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 1

And we start again...

My view of the sun rising after my morning jog.




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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Twenty Three

My new haircut.




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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Twenty Two

My hair is getting too long I can actually do pigtails again and it's too hot out. Maybe a trip to The Secret Beach is in order??




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Friday, August 26, 2011

Twenty One

Shabbat Dinner attire when it's hotter than hell in The Valley.






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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Twenty

I HEART MY FEET!!



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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nineteen

My trooper before testing. Because of her testing other girls will be helped who may have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.


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Monday, August 22, 2011

Eighteen

Enjoy while you can. Won't happen again anytime soon. Me wearing heels is a once every five years event.




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Seventeen

Yes, the photo is dark but K and I had a lot of fun taking pictures together.



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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sixteen

Our new family on June 13, 2010. Love my little family!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fifteen

Even at almost 11 she is still my angel!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thirteen

Today deserves a video.... video Someone tried to escape his class today.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Twelve

Good Morning! Gotta love my view from Castle Heights on my morning walk/jog with L!!


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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eleven

My friends baby and Sheriff Andy of True Blood. I see a resemblance don't you??



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Monday, August 15, 2011

Ten

Someone needs to explain to L there are no stunt man positions for 14 month old boys.




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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Nine

Climbing into the recycling is always fun.



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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Eight

A foot for each kid I adore!!



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Friday, August 12, 2011

Random Thought of The Day....

Before I judge the homeowners on Rexford who I saw a lot of their "Help" on their way home today I have to remember that I want someone 1-2 times a week to watch L in my home so I can get work done for E's business & my side work. The difference is I'm willing to still change his diapers and feed the sitter while they're with L. I just need a playmate so I can get work done lol. I guess people all need help for one reason or another. Even those who need their Nanny to run the lemonade stand so the kids can relax and enjoy the profit.

Seven


One week down. Moi & my girl.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Six

The gluten free and dairy free goodness I enjoyed Tuesday. Thanks to The Farm of Beverly Hills for helping me pick a great meal!!


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Whole Foods, Who would have thought....

I was browsing different things I like to find out about and found out that Whole Foods offers coupons and there was one today for $1 off ZBars by Cliff Bar and my family love those. I know now that I need to start looking at the stores I frequent websites to get even more coupons. Think of what my savings could be over a year??? Now, I know I'm a bit behind on the whole coupon thing but at least there is a beginning for me HA!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Five

I can see a smile even if she's trying to avoid me!!



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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Four




Dragon Boy


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Monday, August 8, 2011

Three

At the Brookdale Lodge. It's haunted. We however saw no ghosts. Maybe next time.


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Two

Sometimes you just need to laugh

Saturday, August 6, 2011

One

Words of wisdom.



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Friday, August 5, 2011

92 Days and it was over....

Life was in session and I so spaced on doing my daily update. HOWEVER....I'm starting again right now. Get ready, I can and will do this for 365 days and if the spirit moves me longer. 2nd attempt here we go!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 92 Heart Her

I can't believe she's 10 and almost 11. My girl is growing up!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 91 Date Night

Sometimes a date night turns into getting junk at the grocery store. It happens.


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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 90 And she's off...

K's first flight away and alone. I did very well letting her go lol.



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Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 89 Auntie Monique

We love visits with our Monique!!




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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 88 Pool Fun

Karate fun in the pool.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 87 Pedicures are Heaven

Ahhhh



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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 86 Skydive Trip Part 2




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Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 85 Local Beaches

Nice living 15 minutes from the beach.


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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 84 Teething Sucks!

Baby boy finally asleep while having cut three teeth and almost 4 this past week. Poor L.


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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day 83 Swings Are Fun!!




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