Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cheap, Beauty-Full Hair Color

Welcome to my first edition of Thumbs Up Thursday.  If you haven't heard yet, Thursdays here on the Five Moms are now going to be dedicated to nothing but awesome goodness.  Scratch that!  awesome goodness.  Let's say AWESOME GREATNESS instead.  I think it'll be more fitting.  Eventually, I'd like to add a linky, but for now, I wanna just get the ball rolling.

Today, I'm starting off by giving two BIG THUMBS UP, one is for diy hair coloring and the other is for Garnier Nutrisse.  

Doing your own hair color is really not that hard and, in my book, the end result beats the high prices at the salon.  I know what you're thinking.  The professionals do it best and a whole lot fancier.  True, but I'm just keeping it real.  The cost of going Pro is just ridiculous to me.  And I figure if Sarah Jess is willing to put her hair behind it, well then it sure is good enough for me. 

But, LET ME TELL YA, this little box right here is a whole lot more than just "good enough".  

In my opinion, it's pretty great!  I tried it for the first time about 3 months ago and fell head-over-heels IN LOVE!  So, instead of putting a large chunk of money down the stylist's drain, I'm opting out for a $7 box of Nutrisse.  My color of choice is their darkest brown, Sweet Cola, and since I'm sportin' a fresh coat of it on my head, let me just put into words what this box can do for you.   It will be soft.  It will be luxurious.  And most importantly, the gray will be gone and gone quickly! 

Can you say VA.VA. VOOM??!!!  

You will, once you try it!  If my camera hadn't gone KAPUT the other day, I'd show you the evidence left behind.   But, if you can't take my word for it, just look at what it did for Sarah Jessica's do.  I'd like to say it's BEAUTY-FULL!  And, I must say, it feels just as fantastic as it looks. 

So congratulations Garnier!
This Thumb's for you!

Much ♥  Miti

{tell me, what AWESOME GREATNESS have you discovered lately?}

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sugar Is Sweet And Very Painful

Have you ever had your kids or hubby or someone startle you?

Last night I was "watching" t.v. and my hubby leaned over to kiss me goodnight and I jumped. I may even have let out a small screech.

My hands may or may not have connected with his face. I don't know. My eyes were closed.

Hubby then said something incredibly brilliant and enlightening. He said "Did you fall asleep?"

Another time, I had a small five pound ball of poodle fluff jump on my stomach. Now I know why cartoon characters say "ooof!" if they're playing football or punched in the stomach. And you always thought it was because the artist made them say it, didn't you?

Five pounds of ninja-dog may not seem like a lot to you. If it doesn't, please ask someone in your family to drop a five pound bag of sugar on your stomach the next time you're sleeping. You're welcome!

If I am concentrating on something, I can startle easily. I can really block things out sometimes, so if my hubby or someone comes up to me, I can jump about ten feet high. I can also come out swingin.'

Nice to know those years of karate weren't wasted, ya know?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pets R People Too

If you have a pet then you will totally understand this post.

Our Doggie is part of our family.
She is loved & spoiled.

This weekend we have to leave her at the Boarding Kennel.
This will be the first time she will be away from us for more than a few hours.
We are nervous...
We are going to miss her...
We hope that she will do OK without us.
We hope she still loves us when we get back.

We are concerned because she is great with people, but other dogs...not so much.

Have you ever had to Board your pet?

How did it go?

Please leave comments that will help ease my mind...
Or comments that can prepare me.

Thanks in advance,

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Thumb Idea

Hey Everyone!!!  It's been quite a while since I last posted.  I'm sure many of you can relate.  After all, it is summertime, time to enjoy the sun in your face.  Although, I have been a bit busy lately with a 4yr old and a house being built, my excuse for absences goes a little further than that. The problem is I've also been hit in the head with a dose of blogger's block.  I really want to get back in here and just share whatever it is I wanna share.  So, I've been searching for a little inspiration and I think I've come up with a little bit of a theme for me to get my creative juices flowing again on Thursdays. 

I'm calling it Thumbs Up Thursday.  It'll just be me locking my thumb in the upright position and giving recognition to some pretty awesome ideas and finds.  Some will come from me (I hope).  Some will come from others (maybe even you).  Some days it'll be recipes that are out of this world.  Other days it'll be about creativity at it's best.  I've even thought about making it a linky.  So, in true hitchhiker fashion (in no way, shape, or form am I encouraging that) pull out your thumbs, give it a lift, and praise something worth praising.

Of course nothing is more worth my praise than the Lord above, who has given me endless blessing.  Some came in the form of prayers answered, while others were not.  But, NEVERTHELESS, He is looking out for me and I praise Him ALWAYS ♥

With ♥ Miti

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Snack Attack

Do you snack at night? I don't mean getting up in the middle of the night, but do you like a bedtime snack?

We eat dinner around 5:30 p.m. and usually I don't have a snack before bed, but lately popcorn is calling my name.

If you listen carefully you'll hear it. N-aaaaa-nnnnn.......NAAAAANNNNN!!!!


Popcorn is very insistent.

At some point you have to ask yourself: Why do they call it POPcorn? Why don't they call it MOMcorn? Hmmmm? Moving on.

There is something incredibly wonderful (and incredibly full of calories) about having a bedtime snack. It harks back to the age of being a child and having to go to bed and just knowing that your parents were up throwing a party.

They were, I just know it. They were also eating all sorts of wonderful things I'll bet. And you couldn't have any because you were supposed to be in bed sleeping. Who could sleep with all that wonderful food out there?

When I eat breakfast, lunch or dinner I don't feel "sneaky." I don't feel like I'm getting away with something. However, when I have a small bowl of popcorn I feel like I am living it up, people.

I know many weight-loss tips say don't eat past 7:00 p.m. Well, having a small bedtime snack isn't really eating. It's sort of snacking, and snacking isn't eating because you're not really committed.

Committed eating is sitting down at the table with a napkin, a plate, glass, silverware, and maybe even some delightful dinner conversation.

Snacking is just you and the popcorn. So technically it's not a meal, and if it's not a meal then you're not eating. Right?


Sorry, did you say something? I couldn't hear you because my mouth was full.

Monday, July 19, 2010

God's Promises!

He never promised it'd be easy.
He never promised no storms in life.
But He did send me a rainbow last night...

...and it did remind me of His promises!
He is ever faithful.
His love is ever true.
He will never leave me!
and He'll always see me through.
If it weren't for the storms, we wouldn't have
God bless you all on this beautiful Monday!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lazy Days Of Summer...

I have to admit...
I am not a huge Fan of Summer itself.

I do not do HOT well & I am not a Fan of the great outdoors.

Here in the Midwest it is so HOT & HUMID!
I could so do without the Humidity!
I do not like to feel sticky
I do not like to be shiny
I do not like to feel as though I am walking around in a Sauna.
Double YUCK
*Unless I could shed a pound every time I walked out the door*

On the flip side...
I am a Fan of The Lazy DAYS of Summer!

• Sleeping in just a bit

• Lounging in my PJ's longer than I should

• Chilling by a pool

• Vacations

• Iced Coffee
*It just tastes better in the Summer*

What do you love about the Lazy days of Summer?

The lady with no A/C in her VAN...
Remember me in your prayers.
I kid

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I Can See Clearly Now

I have trouble committing to a windshield wiper speed in my car. Does anybody else?

When it's raining I will turn on the wipers. It's like Goldilocks. First, the wipers are waaaaay to fast. Then they are waaaaay to slow. Then they are supposed to be just right. Right?

However, I can never seem to get them "just right." I don't like a ton of rain on my windshield but I can't stand it when the wipers are going into convulsions on my windshield either. So I turn them way down or off.

Then I have trouble distinguishing a car from a passing rhino.

So I turn them back on again, only to get a headache as I watch those suckers fly back and forth on the windshield, trying to do their job.

They chase each other back and forth across the windshield until my eyes cross just trying to watch them. Then I get the headache, as I said. Then I practically wreck my car because I am supposed to be watching the road.

By the way, have you ever had a bird do its "business" on your windshield and tried to get it off using the wipers and some spray?


That's all I'm saying.

Unless you like it all over the windshield. If you do, by all means continue. Frankly, I prefer one small spot rather than one gigantic smear.

Of course, I can't help myself and turn on those wipers and make a huge mess on the windshield, making it harder to see and then starting the vicious cycle of turning the wipers on and off again. I just can't commit.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Is this an aPEELing post?

When kind of potato peeler are you? I am a wild one. When I have potatoes to peel, look out people.

Peelings are flying everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Although I don't usually watch cooking shows, I have seen a few in my time.

Let me tell you, those people peel potatoes as if they are performing surgery and every peeling counts.

"Now I am about to insert a cut into the potatormorpheous umbilicperditus. It's very tricky so please everyone, let's have silence. We have got to pull this poor potato through. Steady, steady now....keep those hands steady or you'll mash him. Watch out! What're you trying to do? Fry him?"

They peel potatoes as if they were meeting someone very important and wanted to be polite.

"Pardon me, Mr. Potato. Do you have any Grey-Poupon? No? Oh, so sorry to have bothered you. Why, thank you sir, nice chatting with you, too. Many kind regards to your wife."

That's. Not. Me.

No. I peel potatoes as if my life depended on it. I peel potatoes as if I were a mad scientist who is determined to take over the world.

"Today, the kitchen. Tomorrow, the world. Mwahahahahahahaha!"

When I peel, it's every potato for itself. Hands, feet, and potato parts are flying.

I am flinging potato pieces all over the kitchen and parts unknown. Sometimes I am amazed where those things wind up.

Oh sure, you can tell me to peel over the garbage or over the sink, but that is for amateurs. I, my friends, am an artist!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

We had a great
4th OF JULY!!!

We went to the parade on Saturday morning...

Went and watched fireworks with friends on Saturday night...

Riley and I spent forever painting our toenails...

We watched more fireworks and partied with old friends on Sunday night...

and we're still celebrating with yet MORE old friends this evening!

Oh how I love 3-day weekends!

Hope everyone else has had a great weekend and is STILL celebrating with family and friends. =0)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer Time Blues...Because I Have A Lack Of Green

Is it just me or does Summer Time drive any one else just a little crazy?

I mean when you have kids it is Bitter/Sweet.

Sweet Because:
• It is FUN doing things outside...
• You get to sleep in...Sometimes
• Lots of time spent with family...
• Vacations...

Bitter Because:
• Being on a Budget can interfere with all the Fun Summer Activities
• Later Bed Times because it is light until 9:30 PM
• The words "I'm Bored"...
Because you can't do something fun everyday...

I need your help to make my Summer Sweeter...

Leave me a comment with some FUN, FREE or SUPER CHEAP Summer Activities your family enjoys.

This broke Mommy thanks you in advance!

So spill...Share...PLEASE!

*But if you leave me some suggestions I will*