Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gap's Give and Get Program

Hello, out there!  LONG time no see!  I've been away for quite a while just living life to the fullest.  How blessed am I that I have the privilege of making that statement?!!  

Today, as I was reading a friend's blog, I learned that Gap has developed a program called the Give and Get Program, designed to raise funds for charities and, in return, rewarding it's consumers for their participation.   With just a click of a button, a charity of your choosing will receive 5% of the proceeds of your purchases while you get a discount of 30%.  That's pretty amazing!  It's a way of helping those in need while helping ourselves as well. 

Purchases can be made, November 11- November 14, 2010, at the following stores: 
Banana Republic
Old Navy
Banana Republic Factory Store
Gap Outlet in-store 

I chose The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 
 Click HERE to help a charity of your choosing :o)  

With ♥


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Umbrellas Are For Cowards

Did you all pass out in surprise when Erica posted yesterday? I'll bet you thought we Five Moms were lost in a pile of laundry somewhere, didn't you? Wasn't her idea adorable?

I would love to blog about something equally brilliant. Unfortunately you're just stuck with my ramblings, because I haven't been working on anything other than my tan, and that isn't going so well.

Today I fixed my hair all cute and then proceeded to watch all my stylin' wash away in the rain. And I do mean RAIN, we are talking Noah's Ark rain, people. My. Word.

Here's the problem: I don't like to wear a hat in the rain because it ruins my hairstyle. I don't like to wear a hood in the rain because it ruins my hairstyle. I don't like to wear my HAIR in the rain because it ruins my hairstyle. "Umbrellas are for cowards!" I cry as I run outside and totally throw caution (and my hair) to the winds.....and the rain.

I absolutely pretty much 100% categorically refuse to carry an umbrella.

Umbrellas are a nuisance. Who wants to carry an umbrella, look at all the fun you'd be missing? When you refuse to carry an umbrella:

  • You can have the crazy thrill of running through a parking lot as fast as you can, hoping that it's not raining as much as it looks.
  • You can experience that wonderful moment when a big drip cascades down your neck, down your back and between your shoulder blades
  • Your hair can be a quick change artist - from full to flat in 5.7 seconds.
  • You can experience what it would be like to take a shower with everything on.
  • You can experience the fun as your mascara burns your eyes and runs down your face.
  • You can look like a raccoon with your rings of mascara all around the eyes.
  • You can have an excuse to change your clothes several times a day, as no one would expect you to remain in wet clothes.
  • You can listen to the squeak, squeak, squeak of your shoes as you walk through the store and everyone turns to stare at you.
  • You can have the thrill of discovery as you realize that you have a hole in the bottom of your shoe.
  • You can cry in the rain and no one will ever know, unless you do the big ugly cry, in which case everyone will know.
  • You can come in all wet from outside and look at someone blankly when they brightly ask "Oh, is it raining outside?"
On the other hand, there could be lots of fun carrying an umbrella too:
  • You could smack people with it if they are walking too slow.
  • You could use it to pick up gum off the ground if you're feeling hungry.
  • You could wave it around and yell "I am Mary Poppins. Follow me if you want to learn how to fly!!!!" and start running away fast.
  • You could use it as a cane when your legs start to ache from all that running.
  • You could carry it upside down and use it to carry your groceries.
  • You could hide behind it and play peek-a-boo with total strangers.
  • You could buy one in every color to match your wardrobe.
The possibilities are endless, but I may rethink my umbrella policy, although I have yet to see 007 with an umbrella. So, tell me, do YOU use an umbrella when it's raining or do you like living dangerously?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Willow Tree Kids

I finally completed my project!
And I absolutely love it!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's Not Wallpaper, It's Hairpaper

Here are ten things you don't want your husband to hear you say when you are removing wallpaper and he is in the other room within earshot:

1. Uh oh!

2. ooooooops!

3. Wow, that scratch looks pretty deep.

4. Hmmm, I wonder if I can hide that behind a picture frame?

5. Wow, who knew you could put a hole in the sheetrock like that?

6. Good grief, another one?

7. I can't believe that sheetrock is so fragile. I mean, after all, it has ROCK in its name.

8. Ouch!

9. Why did I ever decide to remove this in the first place??????

10. I think I changed my mind.

I think I will be removing wallpaper for a very long time, sigh. Maybe we should just close the door and put "caution" tape across it. Distressed is "in" right now, but not sure that the walls would qualify.

Tonight I was watching a little t.v. and my husband pulled a piece of wallpaper out of my hair. Maybe I'll start a new trend. Care to join me? What will you be wearing in your hair?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Battle Of The Dog Hair

As the "parent" of a toy poodle, I must admit that there were times that I felt superior to a cat owner. My friends with cats had cat hair all over the clothes, and I could not relate. I wondered how they could leave the house with all that cat hair on them.

Until my day of reckoning came. I failed to reckon with our beagle who is about the size of a small elephant. That dog flings his hair everywhere without a care.

He loves to scratch his back all over my blue and white checked slipcovers. As he walks by my coffee table he leaves a little of his DNA on that too. I have found beagle hair on my kitchen counters, in my kitchen cupboards, on top of my dishes, and recently I noted on facebook that I found a dog hair in the fridge.

In the fridge, people! Now, either my dog is having a party every time we leave the house or his hair can fly. Or he can fly.

Do you know that dog hair floats? It floats!!!! (Please don't ask me how I know that.)

I no longer feel superior to cat owners. Instead, I just hope that they will avert their eyes in pity whenever I walk by them. However, I know that they are turning around and staring at all that dog hair on my back.

Let's just say that you ought to invest in a company that sells lint remover, because I think that their stock is about to go up.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Four Moms & A Grandma!!!

Actually, I'm a "Granny", not a "Grandma"...

Can you believe it? This amazing littla fella is ALL MINE!
I got to meet him for the first time yesterday, and he's absolutely PERFECT in EVERY way!

His mommy and daddy are pretty proud, too!

My new love!
"Jayson Cade Scott"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rainy Days And Tuesdays Just Doesn't Cut It

I think that Tuesday and Thursday get a raw deal.

I mean, think about it. Everybody talks about Monday, even if they dread it. They always know when Monday is because for many people it's the start of the work week. Nobody forgets about Monday. Monday even sounds better in a song. "Rainy days and Tuesdays...." just doesn't sound the same, does it? It just doesn't cut it.

Wednesday is the middle of the week, so it you work Monday-Friday you pat yourself on the back Wednesday morning and tell yourself that you have only two more days to go. You know you can hang in there. It's only two more days until you're freeeeeee!

Friday. Well, it's Friday!!!!!! Everybody loves Friday. How can you not? For most people it is the start of their weekend. People count the days until Friday. In fact, for some people their Friday comes on Monday!

Then there is Tuesday and Thursday. Nobody gets excited about Tuesday or Thursday and it kind of makes you feel bad for them, doesn't it?

They are kind of the orphan days of the week. It's just very sad.

When you think about it Thursday is closer to the beginning of the weekend than Tuesday is, so really Tuesday has to put on a happy face and pretend it doesn't matter. Because nobody likes a sore Tuesday.

I just want to stand up for all the Tuesdays and Thursdays out there and say you aren't alone! You matter.

Tuesdays and Thursdays have feelings too, people......