Thursday, October 29, 2009

Favorite Halloween Candy

Hands down my favorite Halloween Candy is Chocolate but to be more specific, I absolutely love TWIX candy bars and then I think my next favorite would be 100 Grand candy bars. I'm a chocoholic that's for sure! What's your favorite Halloween Candy?

Friday, October 23, 2009

What is your Autumn Sense?

Your Autumn Sense is Sight

You are a keen appreciator of beauty, and you believe there is no more beautiful season than the fall.

Like everyone else, you love the sight of changing leaves. However, unlike everyone else, you notice every color, shape, and pattern.

You love people watching in the fall. Whether you're checking out fall fashions or Halloween costumes, you like to see people dressing for the season.

Whether you're in the city or the country, this time of year gives you plenty to look at.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Time to think about Christmas

And this is LATE for me. I'm normally a year-round Christmas shopper and pick up one thing here and there. Well, it's now the end of October and I'm starting to panic because I haven't picked up anything yet. Being broke was a big reason this happened this year. Actually, this year I'm also clueless as to what to get the kids. Every year I go shopping on Black Friday and try to get some good deals. So this year I will really be counting on Black Friday to help me out!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What Pumpkin Treat are You?

You Are Pumpkin Soup

You are warm and happy. You feel truly blessed, and you are content with all the little things in your life.

You live slowly and deliberately. You take the time to notice every joy and be grateful for every small bit of happiness.

You never let an autumn pass without sitting back and reflecting on how amazing the changing of the seasons is.

Every smell, sight, and taste makes you thankful to be alive another year. Life is pretty darn amazing.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I <3 Fall

Although it snuck up on us pretty quickly this year, my favorite season is Fall! I love the colors of the leaves and all the fall festivals that go on. I love taking the kids to pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch and going on hay rides and....just all the fall festivities!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I finally found an aerobics class that I really enjoy going to and have fun doing. It's Zumba. I have tried so many other classes and I get too bored with them but Zumba has totally kept me going. I started going about a year ago. This summer was really busy though and I haven't been there much at all. Actually, I think I went only twice this summer...yikes. But now that summer has come to an end, it is time for me to get back on my routine of going at least 3 times a week. I'm Ready!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Favorite Summer Pics!

I love taking pictures in the summertime! These little point and shoot digi cams need as much light as possible so the summer sun is their friend! There are several summer pictures that I just love and always go back to though. I thought I would share one of my favorites:
Nothing says summer better than a Slip-n-Slide!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Where have I been the past month?

Well for this Blog challenge at SSD we have to share a picture of somewhere we have been this past month and get ready, because I'm ready to share it with ya, here goes...
I live such an exciting life, right? There ya have it folks! But hey, I have a new puppy as an excuse!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

What Kinda Names Do You Like??

You Like Names That Are Unique and Trendy

You tend to prefer names that are up and coming.

You wouldn't dare name your kid or pet last year's hot name.

You think names should be stylish, modern, and interesting...

But not so unique that they're hard to pronounce!

Some female names you might like: Alexa, Brooklyn, Cheyenne, Danica, Elle, Kennedy, Maya, and Raven

Some male names you might like: Aidan, Hunter, Marco, Preston, Quentin, Riley, and Tate

Another Lauren to Love (and she has a great blog prize)

I'm super excited because now, at Sweet Shoppe Designs, there is not just one Lauren for me to love there is TWO! Yup, joining the fabulous team of designers is Lauren Reid! I just love her designs and now I'm not going to know what to do with myself because I will have Lauren Reid's designs to buy up along with Lauren Grier's goodies and then when the two of them get paired up, I'm going to have the L2 2 Scoops to DEVOUR (check out their very first 2 Scoops HERE)!!! Seriously, this is going to be bad [for the bank account, that is]! And because money is tight for many now-a-days who would want to pass up a GIVEAWAY? So head over to Lauren Reid's Blog where she is having an awesome giveaway of a gift card to Scrapping Simply (printing). I know with the gazillion layouts I have sitting in a folder on my hard drive I could totally use this coupon up...and then some! A big THANKS to Lauren for the chance to win!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Where Should You Spend Your Summer?

You Should Spend Your Summer at the Beach

You're a free spirit who is always thinking of new ways to have fun.

And you don't just love summer... you live for it.

So, you really should blow off your responsibilities and head to the beach!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Weather

The weather so far this summer has been so strange! Usually it is super hot by now but it has been nice and I'm not complaining! But I am expecting the hot temps to kick in real soon. We've had a lot of rain the past couple months too and what really sucks about it is it comes on THE WEEKEND! UGH! Why can't it rain during the week and give us nice weekends? So this weekend, again, is supposed to be full of thunderstorms. My hubby might actually be off this weekend, which is a shocker, and he mentioned how he would really like to go camping/fishing for a couple days but that will probably not happen if it's going to rain. Maybe we can have a game night at a friends house or something? Maybe even go to the movies. Who knows? Anyways, if you happen to be reading this - have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I LOVE SMOOTHIES!! What kind are you?

You Are a Banana Smoothie

You are friendly and popular without even trying to be. People just like you.

You are easy to be around and never offend everyone. You're quite mild.

You have a warm demeanor, and many people find you to be inviting.

You are sympathetic and kind. You have a soft spot in your heart for everyone.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer is Almost Here!

WOW! Where did the time go? I can't believe it is going to be summer pretty soon. So, what's going on with me this summer?? Lets see...

June is going to start off a little rocky for me since I will be going for some testing and a biopsy. I'm very nervous about it but can't wait for it to be over. June is full of birthdays. My cousin's husband, Ian's is first and she is planning a surprise party for him at a local restaurant then to go bowling afterward. I need to find a babysitter for that night! Then we have my hubby's birthday is on June 11th and we will probably do something that he wants to do over the weekend, if he doesn't have to work. My friend Dawn's birthday is the day after my hubby's but unfortunately she lives in Utah so we live too far away to celebrate together. After that my birthday is coming up on the 27th and it falls on a weekend but I have no clue what we will do for it. Then at the end of the month I have an eye appointment and will probably be picking out new glasses and sunglasses! Also, the last weekend of the month we will be going out to a big park in Erie, PA for my husbands work picnic. We will be taking the kids and spending the night there.

July is going to start off with a doctors appointment also but this one not for me. It will be the kids 5-year check-up with immunizations (which I totally fret about getting). I can't believe they are five now. Sigh... Then also the first week of July is the week my hubby is taking vacation from work. YAY! We don't see him often so I'm looking forward to it. We don't have any big plans but this will be the first 4th of July that he will be off of work and be able to celebrate with his family. We normally get a lot of invites on that day and we can finally go to something this year! The rest of July we will probably just try to stay cool and not get sunburnt! LOL!

August is going to be tough on me as a mommy. The kids will be starting KINDERGARTEN. :( OMG, I'm in denial. How could they not be babies anymore???? Please someone slow them down and keep them small for me! I'm going to be a mess sending them to school. But I will be taking them school clothes shopping probably at the beginning of the month. And in the middle of the month they both have eye appointments.

That's about all we have planned all summer. Who knows what else will be snuck in between.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May was ROUGH!!!

May 2009 was a month I will probably never forget. The first of the month started out with my 88-year-old aunt, who had been staying with me for a few days, having to go to the Emergency Room. I had noticed for a long time that she wasn't herself and I told so many people but kept getting blown off. Well it finally came down to the point where she was SO bad she even said I need to go to the ER. After hours upon hours there we found out she had blood clots in her lungs. So, with me being the main contact person she had to stay in the hospital for almost 2 weeks then after her blood got thinner she had to be transferred to an extended care facility so that she could go through physical therapy. She is currently still there but thankfully doing very well with her PT.

We had the kids birthday party which was probably the only really good part of this month! We had a combined party with our neighbors little girl who was born just a couple days before my kids. It turned out to be a very nice party and everyone had a great time!

Then I started getting problems of my own and had to have a vaginal ultrasound done because of abnormal bleeding. Got the results back that weren't very good - it showed very thick lining and they got me scheduled to go in for a hysteroscopy and biopsy. I'm nervous to have this done and nervous about getting bad results from that.

And finally my little girl got hurt at her dance school. She was pushed/bumped by an older boy and a nearby water fountain sliced her forehead open. So another trip to the ER. They used Dermabond instead of stitches. It was a very deep slice so they used a lot of layers of the Dermabond. So now she has to be careful not to bust that open and hopefully it will heal with little scarring.

I wonder what else shall happen this month??

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Star Wars Name

First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE LUCAS!! And here is my very own Star Wars Name!

Your Star Wars Name Is Megsh Capit

Your Star Wars Title Is Ronman of Rehtom

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Oh, How I LOVE Spring!!!

You Are Blooming Flowers

You are an optimistic person by nature. In even the darkest times, you are hopeful about the future.

You feel truly blessed in life and can sometimes be overwhelmed with emotions.

You have an artist's eye. You are always looking for beauty in the mundane.

You have a good sense of aesthetics, especially when it comes to shapes and color.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Top 5 TV Shows

So for this week's FOBTY I gotta blog about 5 TV shows that I have seen every episode of! Here's my list:

1. American Idol
2. So You Think You Can Dance
3. 24
4. The Office
5. iCarly (thanks to my daughter) LOL!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Facebook, Myspace or Twitter?

You Are Facebook

You are social, outgoing, and excited to connect to your friends.

You are interested in your friends' lives, and you enjoy adding your opinion to the mix.

While you enjoy sharing online, you don't want everyone to know your business.

You value your privacy. Your life is an open book to those you know but not to strangers.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chocolate or Vanilla?

You Are Vanilla

You are a delightful, friendly person. You are optimistic about life and people.

You are enthusiastic and energetic. You enjoy everything you do.

You are cooperative and flexible. You get along with people from many walks of life.

You're not a show off. Instead, you're more likely to help other people shine.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies

I have a couple favorite girl scout cookies. My all-time favorite is THIN MINTS!! But long after this cookie was my favorite I have a new love...SAMOAS!! I don't know why I love this cookie because I have never been a fan of coconut, but I do love it! In fact this year I bought a box (just one or else I'd gain a million pounds) and that box was gone that first day I received it. Now I also ordered a box of Thin Mints since they are also a favorite but with the thin mints I have to have them frozen. So, I stuck them in the freezer and left them for the next day! And surprisingly I have about 5 cookies left in there...hmmm, maybe I will go eat those now! LOL! I do have an issue with girl scout cookies though and this may be my last year to buy them. I really don't like that they contain partially hydrogenated oils.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I'd pick THESE flowers...

Tulips Say You're Very Positive

You are very popular and universally admired.

You are often hopelessly in love, and you connect to other people easily.

You are a naturally cheerful and upbeat person. You have an amazing smile.

You have a fresh perspective on things. You have a different way of looking at the world.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Candles on a Cake

I was curious why it was candles! Here's what I found:

Candles on the Cake

There are a few possible explanations as to why we have candles on birthday cakes, nobody is completely sure how the tradition started.

One possible reason is because the ancient Greeks used to take cakes (round to represent the full moon) to the temple of their goddess of the moon, Artemis. The Greeks are said to have placed candles on the cake to make it look as if it was glowing like the moon.

It has also been claimed that the Germans invented birthday cakes, and celebrated birthdays with a cake called "Geburtstagorten". The Germans were known to have been skilled candlemakers and may have put small candles on their cakes, possibly for religious reasons.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What does my Birthday say about ME?

You Are a Sage

You are a spiritual soul - a person who tries to find meaning in everything.

You spend a good amount of time meditating, trying to figure out life.

Helping others is also important to you. You enjoy social activities with that goal.

You are very generous and giving. Yet you expect very little in return.

Your strength: Getting along with anyone and everyone

Your weakness: Needing a good amount of downtime to recharge

Your power color: Cobalt blue

Your power symbol: Dove

Your power month: September

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wanna know what "MY WORD" is!!

Your Word is "Love"

You see life as possibility to form deep connections with a few people.

Relationships are the center of your world, and you always take time to bond with those you love.

You are caring and giving. You enjoy helping those you love.

And when it comes to romantic love, you feel passionately ... even in a very long term relationship.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The BESTEST Birthday

Now that I'm older we don't do too much for my birthday but my mom has never failed to make my birthday special somehow. When I was younger she was so creative in making any type of cake that I wanted (a favorite was a Pac Man Party I had). And now she will make favorites of mine. A couple years ago she made me homemade TIRAMISU! OMG! That's like my FAVORITE dessert!! So, yeah, my mom is always making my birthdays memorable in some way!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Year Resolution Quiz

You Will Keep Your New Year's Resolution

You planning on making a resolution that's smart, attainable, and perfect for where your life is.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cupcake Connoisseur

I wub me some cupcakes! :) I have many favorites from different cupcake places but my favorite ones that I have made so far are TIRAMISU CUPCAKES! MMmmmm!!! You must try this recipe sometime! You will LOVE it!

Monday, January 19, 2009

What Kind of Shopper Am I???

You Are a Discount Shopper

You love to get things as cheaply as possible. You live for sales.

It's partially because you like to save money, but it's also because you like the thrill of finding a fabulous deal.

Of all the types, you tend to shop frequently but rarely by. You keep an eye on prices.

Brand names are not that important to you. You know how to have style without collecting designer tags.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Snow Test

Your Snow Test Says You're Independent

You feel like something good will happen to you in the next few weeks.

You have an amazingly strong work ethic. You are likely to be very successful in life.

You are an independent, individualistic person. You thrive when you're doing your own thing.

Your biggest worry in life is your family. You stay up at night thinking about them.

When it comes time to relax, you have no problem letting go. You are already pretty relaxed as is!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

With a New Year

Comes those dreaded resolutions! Well, I've made this resolution before but never stuck to it but this time I really want to try and work harder at it so I'm going to give myself more realistic goals in order to get it done without feeling TOO overwhelmed. My resolution is to get healthy and lose weight. I'm setting a goal to go and exercise at the gym at least 3 days a week. Start monitoring my portion sizes and only drink soda as a treat every once in a while instead of once a week like I have been. I think with smaller goals then I will be able to do better than just saying I am going to lose [this many] pounds by next year and blah blah blah. This year I truely hope to stick to it, not only for my sake, but for my kids & hubby's sake. I want to be healthy for them.