Thursday, July 29, 2010

A crazy little thing called...

. Thursday, July 29, 2010 .

a blog!

the next post was supposed to be about what's in my purse!  you really don't want to
besides my phone, there is a diaper, crumbs, lots of crumbs oh and a wallet
the best part is the outside says 
'not all bad girls wear black'
next post
the next post was/is plans for the next week...
I worked and worked for 2 weeks straight and now I just want to veg with the kiddos.
my big (baby) boy has gone camping where there is no cell coverage--I think it is harder on me than him...
I'm going to hang with some friends tomorrow---sah-weet
but really I need some solid sleep, a lot of it
next post
my most surprising moment?
I'd have to go with being preggers!  All three of mine were shockers!
don't they look surprised that I'm their mom?!
next post
what am I good at?
{this is the way to journal--all at once-muahahaha}

making bee-you-tee-fulllll little sandwiches
I'm the blessed at being their mama.

I want to be good at:
generosity of spirit and forgiveness
learning groovy tricks at photography, crafting, sewing
finding time to create!

oh and I like to crack a joke or three pretty regularly ;)
that's enough for tonight dear blogosphere, I've missed you

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Jammin through

. Saturday, July 24, 2010 .

the journal! I am kinda sorta behind on this challenge I've tried to put on my self and who likes that?  Not me!

What would I do with millions?  Let's say it's 10 mil after taxes mmkay!?

  • Give 1 million to church
  • pay off our house and buy a vacation house or two or three :P -total 1 million
  • put 1 million away for the little sandwich kids schooling
  • take my entire family to the Galapagos and 10 other groovy trips-1 million
  • invest-2 million
  • adopt or sponsor some children from 3rd world countries-1 million
  • invest some more-2 million
  • Buy a car, house decor, sports stuff for the hubs, junk for the kids-$500k 
  • anonymously send 50 peeps I like cashiers checks for $10k--total $500k
so there you go...

It's fun to dream isn't it!?

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Featured! Yowza!

. Friday, July 23, 2010 .

I can't even tell you the lack of sleep I'm typing on, but I just have to tell you this!
This sandwich kitchen was featured on not one but two really awesomesauce blogs!

Here on Better After-yeehaw!

This is a great blog for lots of creativity and neat-o projects


Here on one of my fav-or-eeet daily reads


Kimba's bloggity blog was one of my first daily reads!  Crazy to see my lil corner of the blogosphere on her page!

These two features brightened my blog wayyyyy more than I can describe and I am so thankful for all the peeps that came to visit!  Shout outs all around!
Happy weekend, I'm hoping to find a moment to catch up in the next week,
 when I'm not quite so busy!


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Celebrity Cah-rush!

. Wednesday, July 21, 2010 .

My tha-ree crushes!  Ya reeeealleeeee wanna know???
ok ok ok...
Steve Nash! Swoon!

Matthew McConaughey

I have to say that I've never been the celebrity crush type!  I love the Suns and the person Steve Nash is off the court.  The hubs suggested Mr. McConaughey--who is not too bad...
Really though, I need my celebrity crush to mean something more to me, I have to like them for some kind of depth maybe?  I don't know, I'm mostly typing while I try to think of  another person...

he's a righteous dude :)

by the way--random thought--if you're not watching Modern Family, you should be!  We're watching an old one right now


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16 tons and what do you get?


another day older and deeper in debt!

Today's challenge is your biggest hurdle...

{sidebar: yes, I'm behind--please forgive--I had to actually this week and last--yikes! I realize a lot of you work all the time--I'm so impressed that you juggle bloggity fun and work and whatnot!  My job comes with sensitive personalities and long, exhausting hours--hello no time to blog or blog stalk at work--harrumph!}

Onto the task at hand,
I'm puzzled by this and how to deal with it.  Doesn't every event seem catastrophic when it's there staring you in the face?  I think of some challenges...

being a single parent at a young age, which ended up being a great
 bonding and maturing experience

losing family members, which made it easier to empathize with other's losses

having a child with a developmental delay, which made me feel helpless and more determined to learn and help her grow

Here's a really good one--having my 14 yr old be 2 inches taller than I--already-yikes!

(the last pic where I'm taller--dontchoo ask about my heels!)

In all seriousness, I think this year has been a valley for me--I have struggled internally with different things, our family has struggled financially, and I find myself emotional over the silliest things.  Luckily, I have faith and friends to get me through
Yeehaw!  Here's to bigger, better, brighter blogging!

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The Mission in making memories today is a list of 20 things I like...

20--yippee!  That's a great length!  Here goes--in random order:

1. my Family that was completed with help from

2.  this guy 
3.  clean sheets

4.  even though these lovelies like to play on them
5.  which is why i drink lots of coffee
6.  and eat chocolate, with

7.  old friends
8.  who know your dirt and heart you anyway and
9.  new friends-you are so fun
10.  traveling to cool places

11.  like this happy place or
12.  a quiet place where I can think about
13.  puppets, particularly the muppets! They were in some great

14. movies!  My entertainment passion also 
15.  extends to musicals
16.  and paint! random I know :P
17.  I also seem to be addicted to random blogs
18.  especially crafty/home decor ones

19.  Celebrating this Holiday is awesomesauce
20.  especially when you remember HE is the reason...

What's your favorite thing right now?!

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    Sunday, July 18, 2010

    The Case of Collections

    . Sunday, July 18, 2010 .

    As I think of today direction in diary writing, I am befuddled...where to see I come from a healthy family of stuff lovers...many a collection has graced my bookshelves and dressers through the years...

    I used to collect pez dispensers, well technically I still have them--though mine don't look so coolio as they are all packed in boxes (how long does it take to feel settled on a new house?)

    (apartment therapy)

     I've also collected many a movie poster, once again something that is just in the box--boo.

    My family would say I collect junky furniture, but I consider it all antiques-in-training...that and fun stuff to have around the house!

    I'd have to say they main thing I collect right now seems to blogs!  So many great ideas out there, so many delovely and delightful pictures!  I need more hours in the day or I need to learn to not sleep...
    I have to be up early though, so off to sleep I go
    cya tomorrow blogland

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    The first thing about Pet Peeves...


    Is you don't commit your own peeve--sheesh!

    My numero uno peeveable is being late.  Ugh, makes me batty!  Yet, here I am late with this post! Forgive me peeps, I have been a worker bee all week--which prevents me from letting the ol' bank account from growing cobwebs--which, I totally think should count as a peeve--not nobody, not no how wants cobwebs where the money should be!

    Other things that drive me nuts:

    • slloooowww walkers--I have to hold myself back from bopping slow walkers in the back of the head...
    • noisy noisy toys--my mamasita bought my kiddos a remote controlled car this week (I'd show you but that would mean I'd have to reveal my...)
    • messy messy house--boy howdy is is skeeeerreeee in here (hence the reason for no pics in this post and I bet blogs with no pics peeves all of ya!--yikes)
    Oh and it should be noted that the remote car is super duper fun, I just figured out how to drive it in a circle! The hubs was so helpful by naming 20 things that bug me, but if I typed all those out, y'all would run screaming in fear out of blogger--and we can't have that can we?

    More peeves to peruse at prenda le stelle

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    Friday, July 16, 2010

    Who me?!

    . Friday, July 16, 2010 .

    A bad habit?! I have a baaa-aaad habit?!  Oh my!  Not me! 
    Today's post is all about denial bad habits...

    Now, we practice drama transparency here at the BLT house, we lay all our stuff out on the table, so I consulted with my fay-vor-eeet boys and asked them my bad habits things to work on...

    the votes are in, the results are calculated, the time has arrived, the big reveal is here...

    the superficial--staying up toooooo late
    the down-n-dirty--being too hard on myself--being a perfectionist about wayyy to much
    oh and procrastinating, like putting off this post until the nth hour...(the voting from the hubs weighed in heavily on this one)

    Who can have a post with no pictures!  Not me, that's who!
    These are my best 'habits'
    don't forget to habitually check prenda le stelle for more bad habits

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    Thursday, July 15, 2010

    Bucket List

    . Thursday, July 15, 2010 .

    Today's challenge in the chatty chain of posts is the top five things on your 'bucket list.'

    1.  Travel!  Namely take my parents on an awesomesauce vacation and see
     the Great Wall

    2.  See all my babies grow up, get married, and make me grandbabies

    3.  Turn doing what I love into my own business

    4.  Raise my children to love

    5.  Learn something new every year--I better light a twenty-ten fire! Ouuuuch!

    Dontchooo forget the other lovely bloggers at prenda le stelle--go see how they're filling their buckets!

    ps--I must be super hormonal, I got choked up today looking at these and at this!
    If you don't read those two blogs, you are seriously missing out!

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    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Where I (a)muse myself

    . Wednesday, July 14, 2010 .

    Todays post in the month long daily record is all about where I blog, as in location, because my mind races around with ideas as I play taxi to the Gman and build fisher price cities with the little ladies...

    (I apologize that I don't have pics of me actually sitting here--I am working this week and short on time)

    I usually sit here at the counter...

    right across from me, I see this vintage framed pic that makes me laugh's a good muse.  Almost as good as my favorite parts peeps of this sandwich family :)

    I also blog on the couch, while I'm supposed to be watching a movie with the hubster--much to his frustration, when I look up and continually ask--what happened?  :)
    prenda le stelle has all sorts of blogging locales today!

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    Tuesday, July 13, 2010

    idyllic ageism?

    . Tuesday, July 13, 2010 .

    Today's writing assignment is 'What is the ideal age?'

    I have no insight for this really, I think so many ages have value

    School starts at 5?  Driving starts at 16?  Voting at 18?  Adult beverages at 21?

    Reduced insurance rates and rental cars at 25--maybe I should go with 25, it's kind of a big deal :)

    My girls are at such fun ages right now--3 and 1.  My son is rockin' the teen thing.  hmmmm.
    I'm in my thirties, which are quite groovy!  I think every age is the best you can make it.  Yes in fact, this is a cop out post...
    (we both, the emster and me, wore this dress when we were 3)

    feel free to check out prenda le stelle for more ageist advice :)

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    Monday, July 12, 2010

    Photo Phun

    . Monday, July 12, 2010 .

    My friend Vanessa just won a contest at In a Yellow House!  For an awesomesauce photo she took on one of her groovy trips!  In a Yellow House is having a little contest for your best shot.  I thought I'd enter on a whim, even though I haven't had my camera very long...
    this is my entry--I let the boy blts pick...

    Here are the runner's up 
    (just for kicks)

    BWS tips button

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    Sports and Such


    We did T-ball at the Y this weekend, it was pretty entertaining...
    Do these look like the faces of focused athletes?

    she kept the ball by her ear almost the whole time

    Emster was back to soccer...

    LB brought a favorite teammate to play short stop

    I can't decide if this pic is very funny or very sad--you decide

    how does this thing work?

    forget the bases, it's the newest headwear

    she didn't want to run (or even play for that matter), until daddy lent a hand...

    then she loved it!

    LB was concerned about ball placement...

    eventually, she was ready to take her ball and go home
    not sure if they are getting much out of the class, but the photo-ops are fun!

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    give my regrets to broadway


    I regret not being a Broadway star.  Hello lack of singing ability (though I'm a rock star in the car :P)

    Yessirreeee, today's journal post is all about regrets.  hhmmmmm...

    I don't think of myself as having many regrets--doesn't really seem to have any benefit, right?  I suppose I try to pre-regret things--like, I tell myself, if you don't do this or that, you'll regret it later--what a great motivator, right?
     Really doesn't everything happen for a reason?  I mean some of my past decisions were not exactly wise ones and I had some great lessons to learn from certain actions I took, but  that really doesn't translate to 'regret' for me.  Seems like too negative of a word.
     It was a really long weekend, I almost turned into a pumpkin Saturday night, so I am feeling a wee bit tired.  Until tomorrow peeps, I am excited to show you pics of the little ladies at their itty bitty sports and Saturday swim...

    Don't forget to check out prenda le stelle for other regrets :)

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    Sunday, July 11, 2010

    humble abode & a mural

    . Sunday, July 11, 2010 .

    today's daily diary dish is all about where this sandwich family lives...

    this is kinda a funny post to me, as I'm all over lots of posts about our house.  Go ahead and click around on that sidebar, I'll wait...

    I think I need to work up some kind of tour--ya know with a big umbrella that peeps can follow around?  I'm trying to think if I have something cool (and more importantly, finished to show you?)  I have a million and a half unfinished projects around these parts...

    how about this instead--I talked about the things I miss from my old house (the pool is a big one right now), but here is one thing I have yet to bloggity blog up!
    I painted this mural--totally free hand--at the old house.  One of my kiddos (who wishes to remain nameless) was a huge fan of spongebob!

    so I painted this huge mural

    Gary the snail has a special place in my heart :)

    all those characters are so funny, even to an adult--they made me laugh

    so there you have it!  something from my house for this post.  I loved painting it, except if I did it again, I think I'd get a projector and skip the 'free-hand' part.  Much simpler.  Whatcha think?  
    Hope your weekend is groovalicious!

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