Friday, January 29, 2010

You Know What I Can't Stand?

Well, since you clicked on this post I guess you really want to know what I can't stand.

Here Goes...


*Clearing my throat*

I totally cannot stand it when I take a bit of something I really shouldn't be eating...
& it doesn't really taste that great...
& it really wasn't the thing I was craving...
& yet I still eat the whole thing...

& then I tell myself after it is totally gone...
That was so not worth the calories.

Why do I always finish it then?
I can't stand when I do that.

Is there anything silly you do that you just can't stand?
Come on...
Spill it...
Confession is good for the soul...
Well, I think that is what they say, anyways.
I'm off to eat another one of those not so fresh, totally not worth the calories donuts.

Somebody STOP me!


BTW...on my last grocery shopping trip, I spent most of my time in the laundry aisle sniffing all the soaps & fabric softners you all said you used. Snuggles with the blue lid is yummy!
Thanks for the suggestions!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Well, it's 5:35 pm and I'm just now getting here to post. It seems like I've got nothing but a little invite for ya. My other little blog got all my bloggy attention today. Let me warn you! It's a LONG one!!! But I had to give thanks to some and praise to others. So please won't you come over? You might just make a new bloggy friend or two.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Finding the Postitive....

My family is the definition of Sports MANIA!
I mean my personal blog title is Eyeglasses & Endzones for a reason!

Yes, I live in Minnesota.
 Yes, we stole Brett Favre.
Yes my family is devastated by the loss.
I don't just mean devistated as in a little moapy.....
 I mean heart torn out, cry yourself to sleep, 8 year old thought HE was going to the Super Bowl sad!

So, I am trying to find the positive in this situation and ironically, there is a TON of positivity surrounding the VIKINGS NOT being in the Super Bowl.
Most of that positivity surrounds MY BANK ACCOUNT!
 Take a peak at exactly what would have happened at my house IF they made it to the Super Bowl.

Tickets to this little event would have been available to us for the bargain price of $1300.00 each ticket and since my 8 year old would have physically DIED if he did not attend, we would have spent $2600.00 on 2 tickets in a not so great area JUST to watch this guy:

Savings $2600.00 (CHA CHING)

Next on the list would have been all the things associated with the VIKINGS winning the Super Bowl
 (yes, I know this is lofty)

$38.00 Saved because I totally would have made my son wear this to the game.
 $76.00 saved, I would made BOTH of them sport this awesome garb...
(Yes, I know the Superbowl is in Miami..this is FUNNIER because of that!)

Next - I can almost guarantee that my husband would have spent his life savings to errect this beauty somewhere on our property...TOTAL SAVINGS $33,814

In addition to the Mother Ship we would be paying a lawn service
 to maintain his little art project in the back yard....Again with the savings $650.00

Moving onto the smaller things in life, like my families request to make everything dinner related with this ingredient

Yeah - A years supply of VIKINGS BBQ Sauce....
$388.00 (what a bargain)!

Did you think that there would not be a redecorating request from the boys?
Well, I am sure there would be:
@ $147.00 a pop this saves me $294.00 Smackers!

And I am sure that my husband would want to get me some GORGEOUS jewlery to commemorate the occassion, so of course I would be surprised and delighted when I opened these beauties up:

$847.00 - Nothing but the best for me (14K baby) !

Isn't it just what you always wanted? $230.00

So, I would just like to send out a THANK YOU to the MINNESOTA VIKINGS for not only devistating my family, but saving our wallet a total of $$$$  38,823.00 $$$$
Thanks to you one of my children can go to college for a year!

Till Next Week......

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Are You Sure You Really Want to Know This?

I wish someone would explain to me how my house can go from clean to disaster in two seconds fast. Seriously, how does that happen?

It's not like I have little kids wandering around. In fact, when the kids were little my house was neater than it is now. It was almost always immaculate back then, even when I had a four year old and a newborn, and even when they were ages two and six.

The main reason why it was so clean when they were little? The kids and I did three toy pickups a day: before lunch, before dinner, and before bed.

Hubby and I and the kids (when they were old enough to participate) also did a whole house pickup at 7:00 p.m. in which we all ran around for 15 minutes, picking up and straightening up as needed. Each night when I went to bed everything was back in it's place and ready for the morning. Now that's what I'm talking about! Aaaaaahhhhhhh! Peace and orderliness.

That was then and this is now. No more pickups three times a day and no more whole house 7:00 p.m. pick up. Sigh. Hmmmm, wonder if I should start that again? Who's with me?

The sad thing is that pretty much most of the things that are left out are mine.......sigh......Are you sure you really want to know this?

I have laundry that still needs to be folded. Why won't laundry mind its own business?

I have magazines that my mom gave me to read that are sitting on the floor, awaiting my response. Yeah, like I need to sit and read a stack of magazines and ignore everything else.

I have some stuff I bought at Goodwill that I need to find a place for. Just trying to help out the local economy, people.

I have some candles that my hubby bought me for Christmas that are still waiting for their permanent home.

I have a pair of snow boots that I bought at Goodwill (love them!) and are waiting for me to put them away and toss the worn out ones. Because we always get months and months of snow here.....not!

I have a couple of library books that need to be put back in the library box. For some reason I can't resist getting a stack of library books, even if I can't possibly read them all. Hope springs eternal and so do library books.

I have some coupons that I clipped that are still waiting for a miracle (i.e., the miracle would be that I clip them and actually use them).

I have some papers that need to be sorted through and filed or tossed. Papers are sneaky, sneaky little critters and they will multiply.

I have some stuff that a friend borrowed from a neighbor and I need to return them to the neighbor....five boxes!

I have a few Christmas decorations that don't fit the space we've allowed for them, so now I have to find room for them somewhere else.

My crockpot is sitting out because I am to lazy to put it away. After all, suppose I decided to use it again in a day or two (*rolls eyes*).

I could go on and on, but frankly, I'm exhausted.......

Now you know, I am a sad, pitiful little mass of messy humanity lately. However, there is a bright side, and as soon as I figure out what it is I'll let you know.

Monday, January 25, 2010

It Is Well...

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,

"It is well! It is well with my soul."

~Horatio G. Spafford

God has been doing some awesome and mighty things in my life, and I just wanted to take the time to PRAISE HIM!

He alone gets all of the honor and the glory!

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Little Help Please...

I am the worst person in the world when it comes to GROCERY SHOPPING.
I don't like it because it is not my idea of Shopping.
I dislike spending money on necessities like Toilet Paper, Toothpaste, Body Wash, Etc.
I mean there really is no fun in there? Shopping should be FUN!
Here is where you come in...
Share with me some of your Favorite Toiletries, Household Products, maybe even Snacks that you can't live without, totally recommend & would cry if they were going to be discontinued.

I am a huge Gain fan...

but want the best smelling clothes so if you use something different & your clothes smell amazing...SHARE!
WE like Crest toothpaste
but if you use something different & you think your breath smells delicious than SHARE!

You get the idea. I am sure everyone will benefit from our favorites today.
Leave a comment with your RECOMMENDATIONS!
It is always FUN to try new things...RIGHT?

Thanks in advance,

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Going on a Blog Jog

Today I thought I'd do a little exercising. It doesn't involve going to the gym or doing any crunches. The exercise I'm doing today doesn't even involve any sweating. Why, you ask? Well, because I'm going on a blog jog and the only trainer I'm gonna need today is YOU. That's right! Today I'm exercising my mind and soul. I'll be jogging from blog to blog in search of some energy - POSITIVE ENERGY. Wanna come along? Here, follow my lead.

Jogging ............... Jogging ................. Jogging


Jogging ........... Jogging ............ Jogging


I made a little trail for anyone who would like to join me. Here are a few things I picked up along the way that may put a positive spin on your life.

  • McCrakenx4...................Let snow bring out the kid in you. It's good for the soul.
  • 2003beachbunch............A Happy Family is but an Earlier Heaven. (great quote!)
  • A Daily Scoop.................Even when you're faced with the most unimaginable grief, have faith in God for he will see you through.
  • Mother's Mayhem..........When a child is sleeping, looking so sweet and innocent, you realize that a messy room isn't such a big deal.
  • Simple Days....................Let your personality shine. Your life will be much brighter.
  • Chitter Chatter................Blogging isn't a waist of time because you always seem to run across someone you can relate to.
  • The Farmgirl Life............Don't be lazy. Put the clean clothes on hangers and the dirty clothes in the hamper.
  • A Little of This and a Little of That.......It's never too late to set new goals.
  • Seriously, So Blessed........Giveaways are so much fun and there's nothing like great music to perk you up!
  • Dreams Lived..................."Let's not say we aren't going to even attempt at being better people; that we aren't even going to address making changes in our lives. For when we stop trying to be better, that is when we become worse. We never stay the same. We are either growing or shrinking, moving forward or back. And unless we continue to progress, our families, our communities, our nation, our world won't progress." Words straight from her blog. I couldn't have said it better myself.
Man, that was quite a workout!!! I feel like a new woman. A very successful day with trained professionals of lives, I must say. Thanks to all of you. May you all continue to live your lives strong, happily, and proud.

With ♥

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Odd 2010 News Stories...

Ahhh what to post about...some weeks I am on the verge of a blog block the size of
New York City. And what do I do when I just can't seem to "FOCUS" on the task at hand?
 I search Yahoo & Google for fillers!
 Here are a couple "FILLERS" to fill up your Wednesday...
(You can thank me in the comment section of this post)

An Israeli news station pleaded with Israeli's to search long and hard for an unclaimed lottery ticket worth an estimated $20 million dollars...(uh hem...I think I dropped my ticket at the airport on the way out...)
Any Takers on that one????

Bejing, China
Not only were they magnificent hosts of the most recent Olympics but now I am pretty sure that they have landed the MOST special place in Nan's heart as the 1st Country AND City to have an
(Did you guys hear that??? Nan just booked her ticket...1st class comes with all the CHOCOLATE you can eat)!

Google China

Yes, there is a Google China but perhaps not for much longer.
After having to make cuts Google decided to purchase 200 tickets to
the movie  AVATAR as a parting gift for its workers in China....
Hmmmm...Good thing they just opened up that theme park!!!
(PS...Nothing says we appreciate your work more than a movie ticket attached to your pink slip)!


Last but not least I could not leave the US out!
While vacationing in Hawaii with his family, the President and his family enjoyed
"SNOWBAMA'S" according to him they are a Hawaiian delicasy.
Nothing says vacation like Ray Ban's and a SNOWBAMA~
(PS..I want a vacation in Hawaii oh and while were at it, I'll take some Ray Bans too)

So what would you do with a $20 Million Dollar lottery ticket?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

*Cough* *Hack* *Wheeze* *Aaaachooo!*

I have been sick and haven't been blogging or commenting much lately. But today I want to talk about something that is very near and dear to all of our hearts.

Cough syrup.

Will someone please tell me why we can put a man on the moon but we can't make a cough syrup that tastes good?

I mean, come on. Seriously. Really? Ugh.

Does it really have to taste bad in order for us to believe it's working? I am willing to believe that it can taste good and still work.

Man, think of the market. You could have cough syrup in all sorts of yummy flavors. I am certainly old enough to keep the medicine out of the reach of children, so what're they waiting for?

There is no cure for the common cold, we know that. So let's take advantage of it. Let's make some snazzy cough syrup and everyone will want to buy it.

They could even make them in designer covers and then people with colds could carry them around with them and show them off.

I know why they do this. They don't want people buying it and using it unless they have a cold, right? So I, for one, am willing to have stringent policies in place in order to buy a great tasting cough medicine.

I am willing to go to the pharmacy and cough and sneeze and hack all over the person, just for the purpose of buying a yummy tasting cough syrup. Who's with me?

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'm Opening a Lemonade Stand!


OR America...

or wherever you are...

Maybe Canada? (Hi Sarah!)

or even England!! (Hi Carol!)

So what's new?
Did you miss me last week when I was AWOL?

I'm sorry, I was busy drinking a TON of lemonade...
you know, from the tons of lemons that I've recently been handed!

But I do enjoy lemonade, so it's okay.

In fact, I'm thinking about opening a stand!

I will say that I have had some GREAT things happening in the midst of the trials.
I've got things that there is NO explanation for other than GOD.
Simply God. Purely God. 100% God!

I know I haven't been around the blogworld much lately, and I'm really sorry.

I'm still alive n' kickin', I'm doing GOOD, but just been busy squeezin' lemons.

Soooo... if you get thirsty, feel free to stop on by for a glass!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Let's See Who's Going To TARGET...

The winner of the Target Gift Card is....
Drum roll...
It spit out the number...

I will contact you soon!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Free 4 All Friday!


Every Third Friday here at the Five Moms Blog I will be holding a small know...a Freebie. Since it is called Free 4 All Fridays, Erica, you can enter too!

This week the Freebie will be A $10 Gift Card to TARGET!
All the commenters SCREAM...WOO HOO!

If you want to be entered to win then just leave a comment!

If you are feeling really sweet you can pop over to my personal blog & wish my Oldest a Happy Birthday!

I will pick a winner via & post the winner on Saturday!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Win-Win Situation

That's right!!! Since I was such a slacker in December, I've decided to choose TWO WINNERS for January's giveaway here at the Five Moms. The TWO LOVELY WINNERS will be receiving a custom header made to order for their blogs. How cool is that?!?! (ok, I know it's not as awesome as winning a gift card or a {{{hug}}} from Erica, but it's still pretty cool, huh...?) So, who are the TWO LOVELY WINNERS??? (Glad you asked cause I'm pretty anxious to find out myself!) It's all up to one handsome little G.I. Joe. Let's see who he picks. Good Luck Ladies and thanks for participating!!!!

Christy Rose & Loren!!!

Can't wait to get started on your BRAND NEW HEADERS!
Just send me your email so that I can send a little questionnaire your way.

Thanks again to all,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

American Idol Addiction...

A guilty pleasure? Perhaps. A ratings monster? For sure. 
Something that a lot of us watch? Maybe.
Here are a couple things that I would change about American Idol if I were a judge:

1. Cut the poopy auditions....I mean do I honestly need to see a bunch of kids and ADULTS who can't sing try to push a 1 hour show into 2 hours? Lets get to the meaty part of the show...not this appitizer stuff!

2. No guest judges. Not that I don't like an occasional judge but I want ELLEN.
She is awesome so just put her on already!

3. A voice box for Simon. Something with funnier voices like
Bart Simpson, Adam Sandler and Conan O'Brian options. Spice it up a little BRIT! ;)

Alright, now I know I don't have the authority to change ANYTHING
but a girl can dream can't she????

Do you watch?

Till Next Week...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If I Were......This Would Happen....

If I were on I Love Lucy I would not be so quick to get myself into trouble.

If I were on The A-Team I would want to be Murdock, because he got to act crazy and goofy and have lots of fun.

If I were on The Brady Bunch I would want to be Marcia. She had long blond hair just like Jan but she didn't have to bother with wearing glasses, she got the best room until she gave it to Greg, and she got to go to the prom with Davy Jones.

If I were on The Cosby Show I would want to be Rudy, because all she had to do was smile and look cute.

If I were on MacGyver I would be dead by now because there's no way I could escape danger using a paper clip and belly button lint.

If I were on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman I'd be in a world of hurt as I am very squeamish.

If I were on Saved By The Bell I'd wonder if I was ever going to graduate from high school.

If I were on Star Trek I'd wonder if flying on starships would make me as sick as flying on airplanes does.

If you were on _______ what would happen?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Quick Question???

Do you ever open your Blog Dashboard...
Close your eyes...
Take a deep breath...
Cross your fingers...
*Sigh* A big sigh of relief...
Just because you still have all your Blog Friends?
Or squeal inside because you made a New Blog Friend?
Me neither, but I have totally heard of some bloggers that do this...
Crazy huh?

BTW...nice to meet all our new bloggy friends here at the 5 Moms!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Slacker Goes Slack-a-lackin'

Dearly Beloved Bl0oggers,

Well, it's a new year and I'm already feeling sluggish. With the help of my tenacious 3yr old, I've conveniently avoided the gym for MONTHS now. I've been so behind on my blogging that I'm just now finding out about 17 new followers here. WOOO HOOO!!! {{{{ HEY Y'ALL }}}} I've also managed to neglect not only my personal little blog, but also the header giveaway I was supposed to have in December. (how embarrassing) Believe me. It was not intentional. Oh and that's not all folks. My behind list doesn't end there. I'm 2 months behind sending out a prize giveaway for my bloggy friend, Cathy. (now THAT is embarrassing!!) {{{SORRY CATHY!!}}}

Anyway, today is a new day in a new year. And although I am feeling a little a LOT sluggish, I'm NOT gonna let my feet draggggg any longer! Nope! I'm taking a stand and putting my sluggish feet down.

Thankfully, I'm HAPPY and PROUD to say that my usually tenacious little sidekick was very out of character today and I managed to plant my feet down on a gym floor for a little Zumba. (Ahhhh, there IS a light at the end after all.....) I'm also happy to report that my friend Cathy should be receiving her little package in a day or two. Oh and I'm here blogging so that's a plus, right?! (probably more for me than for you.)
What else???? I know I'm missing something...... That's right, my header giveaways. Since I didn't choose a winner in December, I thought I would choose two in January. That will take care of the January giveaway here at the Five Moms. Man, being ahead of the game feels kinda good. I'll have to remember that.

Back to the header giveaway, if you wanna find out more about my custom header giveaway click HERE.

To enter:
- follow us here at the Five Moms and a Blog
- follow me there at Pieces of Me
- And let me know you're interested in a new header and matching button


If you're not interested, no biggie. I'd still like to hear from you, so please leave me a comment anyway. I look forward to catching up with all of y'all!

Your bloggy friend and Ex-slacker,

Consider yourself FACE MELTED......

I can't believe that it is Wednesday again.
Man- I am one busy lady thanks to my hubs new Apple Itouch.
This little machine is totally eating up all my spare time.
If you have not noticed, I can't even personally blog anymore because this gadget has my NUMBA...;)

So, if you own one and don't know what to load on it then here is my suggestion:
♪♪ (whoooo hoooo haaaa yeah yeah) ♪♪

This is NOT me...but this is what face melter is does tell me that this would not be HIGH- STERICAL!!

Awe...isn't this the cutest little bugged eyed baby you have ever seen?

Just stop laughing. I mean this would be soo funny if it came up when my
Mother In Law called...LOLOLOLOLO ;)

Who knew that Face Melter could also be Butt Melter...
I better write Apple and let them know this one is NOT OK!!!
On second thought, maybe I am OK with Butt Melter. I mean, it could MELT my Butt couldn't it????

Till Next Week!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

And The December Winner is......

Last week we did a giveaway contest for December. If you didn't enter, or you entered but didn't win, be sure and keep visiting us here, as we will have another giveaway for January!

The giveaway was a $15.00 gift certificate to either Starbucks, Best Buy, Target, Walmart or Michaels.

Now, without further ado, the winner is......................

Risma, congratulations and please leave me a comment letting me know an email address that I can contact you. I didn't see one on your blog, so just as soon as you contact me we'll get moving on this!

Since I didn't do a post here today, please feel free to pop over here to my personal blog and check out how 2010 is going for me so far......a hint: chocolate, diet pepsi and a small fire will be involved.

Thank you all for entering and don't forget that we'll be having another giveaway this month for January!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Yep, I Made 'Em

I don't know why I do it...

I most likely won't stick to 'em...

So why make 'em?

Yet I did.

Yep, I made some...well two... New Year's Resolutions.
Some years I don't bother, but when I don't bother... I don't bother.
So this year, I made a couple and figured even if I don't make it all year, or half the year, or even a month, at least I will bother to try.


First, I've resolved to 'tone up' this year. Focusing primarily on my abs, I'm committing to "crunches", "bicycles", "full body crunches", "side crunches", and "leg lifts". Just getting started is the hardest part for me. But I did it... on the 1st, I did 300. On the 2nd, I was hurting... but again I did 300. And on the 3rd, I did 300. I've begun. It's a start.
My most important New Year's Resolution is a great one -that I honestly do INTEND to keep. My church gave away free ONE YEAR Bibles. Although they were free, they were not without an obligation. We had to sign a commitment card saying that we take seriously the commitment to read It daily and to hold each other (in our family and in our church family) accountable. My pastor said it best, "If you won't commit to do it, you'll never do it. But if you do commit to do it, you might succeed."

Therefore, following Cameron's initial lead, and grabbing hold of Riley's enthusiasm, we are committing to read our Bible's daily. Hopefully by next year... on the first Monday of 2011, I will be able to say that thanks to a tiny yellow commitment card and our church family who held us accountable, we succeeded and read through the entire Bible together as a family this year.

& may you all have a WONDERFUL 2010!

*PS ~ Wanna see my latest project?
Stop by Scottsville!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Any Resolutions?

Mine Are Simple...

• Give More

• Want Less

• Share Jesus

• Love All


How about you?

If you leave a comment on this will get an extra entry into my Friday Freebie on my personal blog. BONUS!
You can check it out HERE!