Monthly Archives: November 2007

In need of a haircut??

In need of a haircut and live in St. Louis?

My cousin at 3inunder3 is now working at a brand new salon called Tangles N Curls. She is giving away a free haircut everyday in December until the 24th. Here is the link: 3inunder3 contest. Just check out her blog and leave a comment under the contest post. Good luck to all of you.

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150 Things I’ve Done

My cousin O at 3inunder3 did this on her blog a while back and I just found my answers to it… here they are. Here are her answers if you are curious. 

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped (kind of, shot up in a ball thing on a bungee cord)
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper (um duh…)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had/Have amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales

45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo (yeah I have 6)
81. Rafted the snake river
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in a Rocky Horror Picture Show
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone (my toe on the night of my bachelorette party)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery (what’s major?? I have had laproscopy surgery)
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept 30 hours in a 48 hour time frame
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read “The Iliad”
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair (please…)
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head (the back)
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

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Perfect dip recipe

Right now this is my favorite recipe… I could eat this every night for dinner or it’s perfect for your holiday parties. I got this recipe from my Aunt and then my cousin O.

Corn Dip

2 Philly Cream Cheese 8oz blocks

1 can of corn (drained)

1 small can of black olives (chopped up to whatever degree you want)

1 packet of ranch dry dip mix

red pepper optional

Mix together & serve with fritos or any other chip you like

*tip – make sure the cream cheese is room temperature or it will not mix together very well; also if you don’t like black olives – who cares, you won’t even taste them, I don’t like olives and I can’t get enough of this dip.

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Favorite Things

At least this week these are my favorite things… 🙂

favorite-lotion-2.jpg Curel – Natural Healing, honey, vanilla and shea butter – I usually hate lotion, all things lotion, the smell, the feel, EVERYTHING. But, my grandmother gave this to me not too long ago because my hands were dry and hurt. I tried it reluctantly. It smells fantastic and it doesn’t leave my hands to greasy. So, I use it on my hands every night now… smooth hands? Not yet but we’re getting there.

My other favorite thing right now is:

disney-bingo.jpgDisney DVD Bingo – This is what JT and the kids play while I have a little “me” time every night. They have so much fun and J actually plays too. It keeps their attention the entire time. Love it!! This would be a great present for your kids… maybe???!!!

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Dedicated to BigBinder

This goes out to a great woman at a great blog… bigbinder, she had a tough mom day yesterday and we all have them so I made this… I know, I know, LAME!!! But, I just thought it would make her smile.

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It says – (because it’s hard to read) “Congratulations! You are human and make mistakes.” Not that SHE made the mistake but I didn’t know what else to put…

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Who’s Your Inner European?

I found a really cool blog for those of you that like to take fun quizzes. http://www.blogthings.com/whosyourinnereuropeanquiz/ it looks like they have a bunch of other quizzes too but this one was kind of fun, titled “Who’s Your Inner European Quiz?” Here are my results:


Your Inner European is Dutch!


Open minded and tolerant.You’re up for just about anything.

Who’s Your Inner European?

Very cool. I would be interested in finding out what some of you are… send me a comment, let me know who your inner european is.

Okay wait… I just started taking a whole bunch of quizzes and this is pretty funny.


Your Elf Name Is…


Happy Mc Mini

What’s Your Elf Name?

 What the??? Really!!! Um, okay! What’s your elf name… send me a comment… let me know.

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LINKS – check em out!

Check out some of these super cool blogs or news stories I found while surfing.

Allsorts Her webpage is: http://www.jennybharris.com/funstuff/funstuff.htm (way cute stuff for your kids to do on the pc or for you to print out)

Rocks in My Dryer – This poor mom… this is one of those stories that we just feel for her because we all have stories like this. I can say I would have done the exact same thing.

OMG – has anyone seen this – GOD BLESS THE USA!!!! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071128/ap_on_re_mi_ea/sudan_british_teacher poor woman. She was just doing what every other teacher I know does here in the USA!

Not That I Don’t Love My Kids – she is so funny from what I’ve read so far.

*ALSO*IMPORTANT*

Have you checked out the Holiday Scavenger Hunt – I have a button down under the tab – check these sites out. I am entering as we speak.

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Black Friday

I can’t believe that I have yet to comment on Black Friday. I myself do NOT partake in this after Thanksgiving ritual and for anyone that knows me well would be able to tell you why I don’t partake but since they can’t speak on my behalf I will just tell you.

I AM THE LEAST PATIENT PERSON IN THE WORLD!!! I know a couple of my family and friends (Mom, Michele, JT) know this about me. So, the idea of going to a crowded store around people that push and shove for a deal and then stand in line for an hour is NOT my idea of fun. I get really crabby. Plus, I am not so good with the saving money for shopping on one specific day, I just buy it when I see it.

Now that you know a little more information about me, let me tell you what I did on Friday. I went shopping with my mom. We needed to get some outdoor lights (hardware store, check – not crowded) then we wanted to get some white fleece fabric for underneath my village and some batting to use for snow (Joann’s here we come). My naive self thought it wouldn’t be that bad, run in and run back out, but just in case, we took JT along to help with the kids. So, we got there and it was PACKED!!! We walked to the back of the store got the batting and then found a whole bolt of white fleece fabric for $23 (SCORE) and then stood in line for an hour. I know many of you are wondering why?! They couldn’t get the dang 20% off coupons to work in the register and I was only 4 people away from checkout…. seriously too close to put down the purchases but far enough away to be really pissed off. (Again, THANK GOD I thought to bring JT to wait in the car with the kids and a movie.) I was getting HOT and bothered, literally!!! So, we finally got up to the checkout and the lady says “how much is this” (referring to the bolt of fabric – mind you there were carts with these bolts everywhere and it was huge special they were having), I told her the price, I said “It’s one of your specials today”, she said “I know that! You’ll have to go back to the fabric cutting area to get a receipt”, I looked at her and said “If I have to leave this line, I am going to lose it”, she said “Let me just punch in this number and see if it works”! It worked! Lucky for her. We walked out into the cool air and breathed a sigh of relief to be released from our own personal hell.

This is EXCATLY why I do not shop on Black Friday. Internet shopping, here I come!!!

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The Disney Vault

cinderella-ii.jpgBig News – for those with little girls who dream of being princesses – Cinderella II is being released from the vault on December 18th. WooHoo!!!! No more listening to L ask for this movie, I can actually purchase it at a normal price instead of paying the ebay inflated price. I’ll be able to get it here in the US instead of Taiwan. With all that big news, I just have to say…

I HATE the Disney Vault! Could the Disney Corporation be more selfish with their movie releases. They drive me insane, because just as L or J get into a movie you can’t find it anywhere, you can’t even rent them because Blockbuster pulls them from their shelves too. Can you say PAIN IN THE ***!!! Anyway, just had to rant because you can’t find the freaking Beauty & the Beast DVD anywhere for an affordable price.

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Barbie “Wanna Be”

I love the dollar store. I love that I can go and get wrapping paper for a $1 or just a cheap toy for the kids or candy and they will be excited and happy for the rest of the day, then when the item breaks in a month or so it’s no big deal we’ve gotten more use out of the item then we paid for it.

Well, that was until Saturday. We all went to the dollar store because L has a small Christmas tree in her room and she needed some lights. $1 store here we come… she found some and they only cost $5, not bad. So then we let each kid choose a toy, L picked out a barbie wanna be doll and was so excited because it had a red dress on and “she was dressed up for Christmas” according to L. We got home and she was introducing her to the rest of her Barbie’s and the new wanna be just completely crumbled apart. Her earrings fell out, Her butt exploded and her legs fell off. DISASTER!!! L was devastated, we definitely did not get our money’s worth this time.

I know I shouldn’t be surprised but the doll was only in our home for 15 minutes. Pretty sad. So, from now on we will be buying the real Barbies for $4.99 at Target (or whatever they cost). Not a big deal in my book since the thing was ugly anyway!!

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