Friday, January 21, 2011



this is how my kitty son sits, pretty much every night.



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Thursday, January 20, 2011

mm mm good!

have you read this blog?

every time I read Shannan’s blog, I either sob bittersweet tears or laugh so hard I almost wet my pants.  she is just that wonderful.  I want to go to wherever it is she’s from, hang out with her and her babies (all adopted from different countries), and be her bff.  absolutely almost-creepy-stalker-like love her.

she posted a recipe for chicken artichoke pizza a while back.  hubs and I ate it tonight and duh!  it was completely delish.

here is a link to the recipe: Chicken Artichoke Pizza!

we substituted one package of Knorr vegetable soup mix for the Tastefully Simple one she used because that one is discontinued. but it was still totally easy to make and sooooo yummy!!

go visit Shannan’s blog and fall in lurve with her and her cutie-babies!

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Monday, January 17, 2011


I've posted before about how much I want a Silhouette.
I want one of these so much that I am even willing to blog about the giveaways that are happening, even though I won't blog about other giveaways.

There are three different giveaways going on right now:
(Shelley makes some of the most awesome vinyl things in the universe)

(This is a super cute blog that I just started following.)


Click on the blog header links to go to each giveaway and enter!!  Good luck (but I really hope I win ;) )

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

where do we go from here

My real New Year’s Resolution is to blog more.  Husband’s is to wear more sweatpants… the love of my life, ladies and gentlemen.  sheesh.

I am in a place in my life that I’m not sure I’m prepared for.  When you’re a single girl, you have a ton in common with a lot of people; the pool of single people is pretty large.  Then, when you’re in a committed relationship, that pool shrinks just a little.  You lose a little bit of what you had in common with your single friends.  Then you get engaged and married and your pool gets even tinier (particularly when you’re as young as I am).  My priorities are completely different from my single friends’ priorities. 

Right now, I’m in the married, no kids pool.  It’s a pretty great pool, I guess.  It’s not a very easy pool for me to be in though.  Husband is seven years older than me.  Most of his friends have already been married for five or six years.  They also have children.

Children are a complete game changer, in many ways.  One of the big ways it changes your life comes in how you interact and relate to other people.  It becomes a major topic of conversation and the common denominator between you and your friends.

If you don’t have kids, you don’t have that common denominator- meaning, I don’t have that common denominator.  I feel like I have a really hard time connecting and relating to people who have kids because I’m not “in the club.”

Anyone else who is “married, no kids” have these same feelings?  How do you deal with feeling as though you can’t relate or you’re not a part of the fun?

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

“winter break”

It seems like I took an inadvertent winter break from blogging.  I was working more, enjoying my first married Christmas, and watching entire seasons of “30 Rock” on Netflix.  I had dinner and a movie night with a good friend, went after-Christmas shopping, and enjoyed my (paid) winter vacation. 

But I am ready to return to the world of blogging and hope to do so in a BIG way!  This is one of my New Year’s resolutions: to make my blog a priority and work to grow it in a respectable way.  I say respectable because I certainly don’t want an advertising-riddled blog that no longer serves its original purpose.  I want to continue blogging the way I have been, but add the occasional product or website review into the mix.

I was given that opportunity this morning.  I received an email from a fairly new company called Chunky Bling, created by a husband and wife duo.  Totally cool, right?  I actually received an email from the husband, as the PR side of the company.  The wife is the creative side.  They have a killer quality guarantee and great customer reviews.

If you’ll look in my sidebar, you’ll see an ad for Chunky Bling’s jewelry.  They specialize in build-your-own-watches.  You can start with either a watch face or the beading you prefer.  They also have beautiful beaded rings, bracelets, and necklaces- you could design a matching set!  They have a huge selection and the prices are extremely reasonable.

I am loving the dark chocolate jewelry set, with matching watch, necklace, and bracelet.

Since this is the longest blog post in the history of the world, I’ll end with this: if you’re interested in being a blog affiliate, go to this URL and find out more information: Chunky Bling Affiliate Program.

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