Sunday, December 20, 2009
So far the one day that I missed my P90X was the day of the ward Christmas party (I made it up on my rest day but I was sore everywhere until today. Today I did an hour of stretching for my "rest"). I am the activity's chair so I was running around like a crazy lady trying to get everything together. I have noticed when I have days like that I don't eat. To fix that problem I started up with livestong.com.
For food I am going to try to eat over 1200 calories and less than 1900 and burn off 150-500 calories. So far I have had day that my livestrong account says that I need to eat an extra 1800 calories (that means NO buffets because I can pack it away and eat 1000 calories in one sitting). That is a whole days worth of food. So I guess it's all balance.
Wish me luck♥
Monday, November 30, 2009
So we got into Salt Lake to see family Thursday morning. We did the whole thanksgiving thing with the Smith side of the family. They had it at a church because their family is so huge. we stuffed our faces, and were able to visit with family.
Every year my mother in law does the whole black Friday thing. She is impressive. She went from shopping from eleven to nine thirty the next day! I started falling asleep at six and thinking about my kids waking up motivated me to get some sleep. I will admit that I am never going to go to ToysRus during black Friday. They were so unorganised. It took us over five hours to get out of there. ShopKo was great. We waited in line to get in also, but we were in within the first minute. and the lines to check out where going fast, meaning it didn't take more than five minutes to check out. Over at ToysRus I am sure that they took more than five minutes for each customer... and they didn't have all of the check stands open! While we were waiting my sister in laws were able to hit Khols and Walmart for me. Both of those places they were in and out of there within a half of an hour. They said that both of the stores took less than twelve minutes a piece! Walmart Had a big ol' game plan because of last year, maybe ToysRus should do the same.
Speaking of ToysRus, I am so upset that I almost didn't get anything after waiting in the freezing cold for two and a half hours. Why is this, it is because they only ordered three of the bikes that I was looking to get for Texas and all of the electronics they gave vouchers for the day before. So if you wanted any electronics you needed to be there at 6am to get a piece of paper saying that have one waiting for you. So all of the people that were waiting in the cold for hours didn't get a camera because that sale didn't even start until five the next day! I am so irritated at ToysRus!
On a better note. we went on a double date with my little sister Amber and Spencer's friend and co-worker Chris. We had fun. We went bowling at Jack and Jill's. Both amber and I won five bucks from the bowling ally for bowling strikes. Chris is going to ask her on another date. We bowled until closing.
Saturday we did the picture thing with the family in AF. I looked like the chick from Willy Wonka that was in the blue jumpsuit in the pictures. That is the reason that I don't own any blue shirts. After pictures we went to my grandmas and had a little Birthday shindig. I gave all of the Christmas presents to my family. Gave a book to my two year old niece Brianna called Oopsie Daisy and people are requesting it because it's warped (it's about a girl that wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and has a bad day. Her day ends with her getting eaten by a shark). And Sariah would like a pair of candie sunglasses (like the ones that I got for two of my other sisters) so she can fit in, jk. I didn't think that she would of liked them because her taste of fashion is different than mine. Later on Little Miss Marilyn got to eat cake. and after all of the excitement we drove home, slept a little and then went to church. came home and realised that I had a flat tire on the car that we didn't take to church. Awe, the adventures you can have a WalMart!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
We were on the road so my kids clothes are dirty just like the house is a mess and Marilyn wore this dress last week so it looks like she only has one dress. I promise that she has more than that one dress.
Tomorrow little Miss Marilyn will be one. Time has really gone by fast. We got her baby doll in the mail and we decided to give it to her early. She loves it. She tries feeding it and dressing it up. I thought that all that she would want to do is hold it because when we would pass the baby dolls in the store and give her little excited and happy growl that she does when she is excited, and at the store it seems like all that she wanted to do is hold what ever doll was in the isle. Today I gave Marilyn a bottle of water and she tried to give her doll her own bottle. It was so cute that she wanted to share with her doll. Marilyn still isn't talking so when she is pretending to talk all that you hear is "Ah" or "Oh". Every so often she will drop a word. She doesn't say anything like "baba", or "sleep", but she knows where a hat goes on a doll and where to put a bottle when her baby is hungry.
When we are out in Utah we will be celebrating her Birthday with my family. I ordered the cake already.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This is a picture that Celesta took of Marilyn and me at the park before the Shop and Swap. It started at 6:00 but because there are some soccer fields and baseball fields with games going on it was light enough for Texas to play.
So last night was my first time to one of these things. I heard some lady talking about this event at the park when Texas was playing and I was waiting for Music Makers to start. Music makers is fun. Texas really likes it. They sing songs and read to the kids and have a little snack. I asked the lady if I could come and crash the party and she said yes and to bring friends because it's a fund raiser to buy a shade for the playground at the park. To bad that the road show was the same night because most of my friends were attending that.
Ok back to me talking about this Shop and Swap. I thought it was going to be ran a little differently in my head so I didn't bring cash because all that I wanted to do is donate to the event not buy raffle tickets. The way that the swap works is that you bring in gently used clothes and toys (I thought that it was just baby clothes and maternity clothes before I went) and when you get there you exchange the items that you have for things that you would use. I brought a couple pairs of baby cowboy boots, some outfits with the tags still on them and some shirts that I haven't worn in years that I think I only wore them once and they shrunk so they didn't fit any more. The boots didn't stay on, even though they were cute, the outfits weren't very cute or didn't match very well with any thing else. So they things that I got rid of are pretty much the things that hang out in the closet with the tag on them and are waiting for a good use but it hasn't happened for over a year.
My friend Celesta came with me. To get in you needed to bring a pack of diapers or some wipes. I stopped over at Big Lots and got a couple packs of diapers that cost three bucks a pack. They had the swap inside of the Plaza of the Orange Terrace Community Center. When you walked into the plaza they had tables set up with signs that said where each item went. Surrounding those tables were smaller tables with vendors like Mary Kay, Tupperware, Barefoot Books, Avon, and some others that I am not sure what the names were. The vendors had little baskets where you could put your tickets to win one of the items that they have at their table. At the front gate they took the diapers and counted all of the items that I brought. I though that you were only suppose to bring consignment quality items. So almost all of the items that I brought had tags still on them. I brought eleven items so I was able to take eleven items home with me. I was able to find some things. I got a little dress that I can save for a baby shower that is pink with little stars on it, some pink stride rite shoes, some headbands, a couple of toys that Texas picked out and a couple of shirts for me (I tried one on when I got home and it didn't fit. I think I am going to give it to my mom. The other one is a bright green and it fits. I washed it and wore it today). Because I had some extra tickets my friend that came with me was able to get a really cute jacket that I wanted but it was too small for me, some brown baby booties, and a baby sleeper because she is expecting in a couple of weeks.
When we were heading out the lady told us if we wanted anything extra it was just a dollar per each item. That is cheaper than DI and Goodwill. I paid four dollars over at DI for a shirt for Texas! I've been telling Spencer that I am too cheap to shop at DI and Goodwill because I find better deals for new things at the outlets. Now I know better. Twice a year they have this event. My friend said that she wants to come next time with me so I wont need to drag Spencer with me. I was excited that my stuff that I brought went so fast (that means that other people will hopefully use them) and that I was able to get rid of some of my junk. Nest time I am bringing more of my junk!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
So here I go venting again. Almost all of the holidays that we have had sense we were married we go out and visit with my mom. Even if it is my husbands sides turn for the holiday. So instead of it being half and half it's: my mom gets half of all of my husbands family time, and all of my dads time too. Hum, this doesn't add up. Oh ya, almost all of the times that we go out to see family we never go and see my dad's family. Don't get me wrong, I love my family, I just want the time spent to be equal.
On top of all of this, this summer I was out there for two weeks only spending time with my moms family at her own family reunion, then she pulled the card on me that she was working and she didn't get to spend enough time with me. I went OVER three weeks without seeing my husband because they made a big deal about how I needed to spend more time with family. I took all of that time for them and now they are pointing fingers at me saying that they were working and they couldn't make time, but apparently I can. Whatever!
I am just so offended how they act like what I do isn't important. They look at me like my life is disposable. The look at my life like I never had to work for what I have. I can just see my family chit-chatting about how I can drop everything and do whatever they want. I am keeping my dignity for once. I do not want to be stomped on. Stop picking on me and learn something useful.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I thought Hulu wasn't working and Texas was in the mood not to let me get anything done. My son is so spoiled. He said that he wanted to go to the "Mountain Slide", meaning the play aria at the mall. Guess what I did so the house wouldn't get trashed. Drove strait to the Mountain Slide. While we were there I was looking in my purse for a coupon for a free pretzel, but found a coupon for a free photo session. So we got Miss Marilyn some pictures taken.
It wasn't Hulu that wasn't working, our computer's hard drive was going out. It was about time that it died on us. Spencer got it right after he came home from Iraq. So our computer was about six years old. It kept on freezing up. I thought it might of been a virus. Norton said it was our hard drive. It finally died on us.
On top of that, our drier stopped working. My aunt gave it to us as a hand me down. It was good to us for a long time. The lint trap was always broken. The heat would go in and out on it, and now it no longer tumbles.
We bought a new tower the night that the computer crashed. It feels like we just spent all of our savings because it was just a couple weeks ago that we went out and bought a bunch of goats so we could become goat ranchers (I thought all of our pictures were transferred but I searched for the goat pictures and they were gone. I have some on FaceBook. I could copy them or take some more). I should be thankful that we do have some money in savings so we can pay bills. And I am thankful that we have food storage. For the next week we will be hanging up clothes because we are going to wait to buy the drier. We are waiting for next paycheck so we are sure that we can pay all of the bills. Spencer gets a 10% discount over at Lowes, so we hope that there is a scratch and dent over there next week.
Yesterday I was fixing all of the damage done, cleaning without getting laundry done... and went to the movies to get out of the house. We saw Couples Retreat, Where The Wild Things Are, and Surrogates. We went to the drive in.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
When I was looking I found the cutest toy pianos. They look kind of like the Charlie Brown piano. Marilyn loves banging on Texas' xylophone piano. I did think about getting it for her but I don't think she is old enough to have a fancy toy like that. I also see all of the cute little kitchens from Pottery Barn. They have one that kind of looks like their retro kitchen that they sell over at Costco. If Marilyn is going through the stage where she wants to cook then she might get the kitchen when she is older.
There is the link to the kitchens that I adore ^
Here is the link to the pianos that I think are adorable:
Texas is getting harder to shop for. He wants everything under the sun. With Marilyn I can get her anything that I think she would like. Does any one know anything about Plasma cars? They look like fun. I might have more fun than Texas though.
Time for my even more random ramblings about shopping. I did do some more shopping. I did it online. I have noticed that Gymboree and Crazy8 when they are not having a promotion like gymbucks or crazycash their prices are lower... like 30% lower. So you can spend twenty dollars on a jacket, or wait and spend eleven, then when the gymbucks are back because the jacket was on sale it will go up to about eighteen dollars. I wish I figured this out before. So, I bought some jackets for Texas. Two of them are the same. They have not shipped yet so I think I am going to save them for Thanksgiving time for when we go out to Utah. Texas and his cousin Nathaniel would love to have some matching jackets. One of my sisters found out that she is pregnant, I bought the baby a dress. I am wishing for a girl so Marilyn can have some more Friends. I also ordered a couple dresses that were on clearance for Marilyn to grow into. I figure that I need to stop going back to the pages over and over and looking at the same dang thing. I think the criteria for a great dress for her is: sleeves, cute, and under 25 for Sunday, or under 15 for every day. I figure that the dresses over at Target and Walmart are about the same price but not the same quality and not as cute.
Oh and what is up with The Childrens Place's little girls clothes? They are NOT cute! I do have some clothes for Marilyn that are from there that I got when I was expecting, but they are going down hill. The boy clothes are ok because they stick with classics for the boys. The girl clothes look like they are copying styles off of Walmart. Pozers!
I am getting to the point now that I think I am going to wait every year until spring time to get clothes at Carter's and OshKosh because they have a big $3.99 sale and on top of that they send me 20% off coupons. I have gotten onsies, dresses, pants, shirts, shorts, and shoes at that sale. It is the same quality and some of the same outfits that they sell over at Costco, but cost allot less mulah. People say that my kids dress cute. I am not sure if they are just saying that because I know that what my kid is wearing was cheap. If you see my babies, they are wearing some last season outfits. The most that I have spent on a dress was twenty five dollars and I posted the pictures on here of that dress because it is too cute to handle.
Oh reminder to self. I still need to order a booster seat for when we go out to New York. It cost more to check in a booster seat than to buy a new one.
And I keep on forgetting to blog about how I am a goat rancher. Right now we have 14 goats. One of these days I will post pictures.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I also thought about Water Babies. They don't look the same as when I was a kid. The bodies are the same; you still fill them up with water and they shake like Jello. The ones that they make now the faces look scary. Kind of like the scrunched up new born little face. I was getting closer though. The down side to this doll is that water gets trapped inside of the doll and it starts to mildew.
I think I finally found the right doll. It cost more, but it has everything that will make it last more than a year.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Oh I made some decorative blocks at womens weekend and they turned out awesome! Ok, I did take a picture of the back of the blocks because I was the only one that distressed my wood and all that they had was fine grit paper and I got the wood pretty smooth. I am proud of myself. Marilyn loved banging them together and playing with them so much that I thought that I should get her some of her own.
So everyone is right about me not being able to afford these blocks. The cheapest blocks that I found were at Target but they are the old school primary colored ones. These other blocks that I want are cute. I really want the mad scientist blocks from thinkgeek too but those are way overpriced. So I think I am going to do some work and make the blocks. They will look more like the picture on the top because I will sand and stain them myself. I asked one of my friends from church if I could use her saw. Because she is letting me use her saw I was thinking that I could also make some for her kids. I found some blocks that are suppose to help with development too. Each block has a different thing. For example, one will have a bell inside of it, and another will have beans, so when you shake them they will sound different. Some of the blocks have mirrors or holes in them. Down side with those blocks is that they only sell them out in the UK. I want to have a little of both of those blocks together. These will be some dang cute blocks!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Something else while I am being a pessimist. I hate our house. It no longer smells like pee like when we moved in and that is a good thing. The floor plan is horrid though. Who puts black carpet in a house? Who puts carpet in a kitchen? Who paints rooms neon colors? Well, the people that lived here before did. The house is slowly transforming. We only have one neon colored room left and we now have all of the bathrooms working. I keep on looking at the pottery barn catalog and envying all of the perfect windows and beautiful walls and doors that match. At this rate we will never move into our dream home and I keep on putting up with procrastinating. If I find a house that is in our price range and it has everything that Spencer wants and I want, I am going to put an offer on it. Just like I did on the Tooele house. Then I am going to nag our realistate agent to get all of the paperwork done in one day because our agent lags a bit. I like our agent that's out in Utah. I'll do all of the moving and cleaning and I'll find renters for this house that we are in right now so Spencer can't say squat.
Wow, I really need something better to do with my nights. It's late. I'll just get back to looking at this potterybarn catalog.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
So I got the toilet installed. We have lived in this house for a year now and I kept on pushing back Spencers deadline to have the toilet installed.. or the bathroom finished. First it was before we moved in, then it was five day, those five days turned into months, like before the baby's born, then before our anniversary (I did the floor on our anniversary). I guess this was the last straw because I gave him two more weeks and the deadline was before his fishing trip that he is on at this very moment with his buddies. So I called the only plumber that has done the job for us right the first time. So all three times that he had came he comes in between jobs because he lives out here in the same town. The first time our septic pipe was backing up into our house and our house was filling up with poo water. I called the landlord and they gave me a wait. They wanted us to wait three or four days to have it fixed, gosh, there is poo water in our living room and some of the bedrooms. So I called a few places. The cheapest place also said that he could be at my house in 15 minutes. AWESOME!
This time I called seeing on the guys card it says Monday to Friday. Called today and it is Saturday so I was expecting to have to make an appointment for Monday or Tuesday. Nope, he said that some other guy wanted to remodel when he was home and was going to pay the plumber more than he normally charges. So he took the Saturday job. Because of this he came over in less than two hours and set the toilet on his lunch break.
I hope Spencer doesn't get all upset that I paid someone to do it. It was less than what they charge on the radio (The one of the radio charges 99 for any clog or more if it's not a clog. They say 99 so you don't feel riped off. This guy charged us 25 for the septic clog because all that he had to do was snake it. The toilet was more, but it wasn't 99, it was less) Spencer said that he was waiting on someone to call back. That never happened so that other guy lost his job because I was sick of waiting.
I cleaned out the whole bathroom so Texas had his first bath in this house. He had so much fun splashing in the bathtub that is no longer storing a toilet. I love that we have a toilet that flushes!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Well I am sorry to say that I am not the one that can afford to get my nails done or get high end make up; most of my makeup cost less than three bucks. Just less than a year ago we found out that we had a ten dollar budget for food, gas, and clothes to live on each month. The first time that we lowered the bills it was only about 100 bucks so the grocery budget was 25 dollars a week. So far we have lowered our bills 240 dollars each month so we could go out of state to see family, to get groceries, to buy my kids shoes, gosh, we lowered them so we could do something!
So all and all I am just going to STOP! For real. I am just going to get gift for the people that would appreciate it. I am no longer going to get gifts for mooches that could save their money and get it them selves and just want me to buy them "things", I am not going to go out and get gifts for people that think that what I got them is just "junk". So if you are one the the two people that reads my blog and you notice that some of the kids are getting gifts and I "forgot" to get gifts for the parents this Christmas, you now know why.
And on top of all of this some of my family members play the emotion card on me. I hate the line, "Oh, you don't really want that, do you?", common now? Why would I chose it in the first place. Or the whole, "Oh no, here goes Jen" What the! Are they for real? Ok, look at me and my situation. Out of all of my sibling who has had a normal lifestyle? They are treating me like I am crazy and they are treating me like dirt and I really don't deserve this for what I do for them. When they do these crazy things I don't say anything because it's rude. I think that they are nuts. I don't understand what in the world that little hamster is doing in their heads. For this reason I am glad that I live thousands of miles away. I do miss them at times, I do love them, but I need space.
I am sick of this. This happens too often for me. So for now on, all of the energy that I spend pleasing other people I am going to spend that extra energy to pleasing Spencer, Texas and Marilyn. They need it. Yes, I am venting. Yes, it is late.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The fires were making me sick to the point where I wasn't able to function. My choices were to go to the beach everyday or go to Utah. So I made a spratic trip to Utah. everyone was saying that Utah was smokey but it is not as bad as California at all. When I was out there I was almost able to see everyone. I wasn't able to see any friends, my little sister Amber, and my aunt Karen's family, oh and my aunt Jill's family. I was only out there for four days so that figures. Ok so I wasn't able to see very many people.
One of the things that I was able to do was that I ate at Ikea when I was out there. For the price of all of the food that we got and the quality of it, the food wasn't bad, it was actually good. And for the price I will go to Ikea just for the food. I hate how Ikea is set up because you need to walk through the whole stinking store to check out. For some reason because the store is set up like that I always spend more than what I was expecting.
The drive home was long. It took shorter than expected; about nine hours. We got home safely.
Oh we looked at a house yesterday. I really like it. We are not going to put an offer on it yet. We are hoping that it will stay on the market for a while. The house is perfect. It might seem perfect because I don't like our house and I hold a big fat grudge for our ex land lords for not paying the mortgage and us moving fast so we wouldn't be homeless. The house that we looked at has three bedrooms on the main house and three bathrooms on the main house. It has a small guest house (if you want to call it that). The guess house is a studio apartment with a bathroom and a kitchen. The studio has nice things on the inside but the foundation and the walls were cheaply put together. Everything is on a little bit of property. Spencer was saying that he thought that they were boarding horses there and took down some of the barns. He pointed out where the barns were. The house does have a few sheds and a few garages. Connected to the house is a two car garage and then out behind the house is a four car garage that is not attached to the house. Pray that the market goes down more. Right now the price is low. 170K$. We are hoping that it will go down more just in case we are unable to rent out one of the houses we will be able to afford both of them. We can afford 145k$... lets hope that no one takes offers on it and the house doesn't sell and the market goes down... that would be nice :D
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Poor Marilyn is now nine months and she is in 6-9 month clothes. Her 12 month clothes are big on her. Why is this a little frustrating? It is frustrating because all of the clothes that I bought for Miss Marilyn on sale six months back are 18 month clothes. So when it starts getting cold she will have no clothes (scratch that, she will have a coat that we bought two months back that is from last winters collection). I have been shopping around and I have seen the clothes creep up in price slowly because the Christmas season really starts in August.
Places that I have seen go up in price, and the percent of how much they have gone up in the past month:
OshKosh outlet 70%
Carters outlet 50%
Ok, so the prices are on sale items that I leave in my cart, clearance items, and sale priced items at the store. I have been watching them go up. It's not just one item, I go and sift through the whole store and see that all of the prices have gone up. One place that I haven't seen diddle-dadling with their prices is Target. Bad news is that Target doesn't have fall or winter clothes on sale yet.
My solution for this year is to use all of the 12 month clothes that she has right now (almost all of them are summer clothes) and buy warm sweater tights that coordinate with the shorts and the dresses that she has, long sleeved onesies, a couple sets of pajamas and a couple jackets. I don't want to go out and spend all of our money on a whole new wardrobe for Marilyn. (If I get what is just on my list it should cost less than 70 bucks). Some of her clothes that she was suppose to fit in when she was a newborn still fit her; like her tights that are 0-6 months and a jacket that is suppose to be cuffed at the sleeves that is also for 6 month old girls. Both of them are getting tight on her and I am not sure if they will fit her in three months.
Good new is that if she keeps on growing at this rate she will fit in to the clothes that I got for her this winter, next winter.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
So everyone that has moved around a lot know that when you do this you buy pieces of furniture that fits in the home that you needed it for. So when we buy our dream home I have convinced Spencer to let me sell or get rid of everything that we have and start off new. All of the boxes and books that are in the garage that we never touch I am going to get rid of them. I figure that we will not be able to do this until the kids stop experimenting with our appliances (like putting Cotton balls in the dishwasher). Until then I need to tough it out.
What I want: I would like a one story, three bedroom, three full bathroom house. One of the bathrooms connected to a mudroom and the mudroom is connected to the laundry room. I want a office/den in the front of the house. I only want one living aria. I see so may places with two or three. I want a small house that is set up well. I want thick walls and big double pained windows. I want the food storage aria right off of the kitchen. I want a small kitchen so not everyone gathers in the messy aria and they are forced to go and socialise in another room.
That is what I want. A house that is less than 2000 square feet that is set up well and it being out in BFE is a bonus too. I am not sure if they build houses that size anymore. Maybe I will take a drafting class when the kids are all in school and make some blue prints for my dream home. (See, I have a five year plan).
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
When they first got to the house their reaction was great. The last two times that brother Potter was over we had food that he really didn't like (polenta one night and musubi the other).
Both of the missionaries packed that food away. Elder Smith said a few times, "this is really good". We also had cookies. They acted like that hadn't had cookies in weeks, or even years. The whole thing could of been that it was fast Sunday too.
We also found out that the Samoan ward doesn't feed them. I was in shock! For real! They said so far they have only had one meal over at a Samoan family's and they have been their missionaries for over a year now. Samoans aren't small people; they like food; I know because I have seen them eat. I guess they don't want some skinny white boys only eating baby sized portions.
Oh well. I am glad that our food didn't go to waist. They took some cookies, carne, and watermellon with them for the road.
So in my dream I won a new stereo. I don't really use stereos so this lady thought it would be ok to craig's list it and sell it for cheap without me knowing.
So the thing that irritates me is that this person that does this gets away with this kind of stuff in real life (not just in the dream) with it's illegal. When I was in college she would do this kind of stuff to me all the time with my art work. She would justify it by saying something like "well it was at my house" or "but it's so nice". I don't think that she realises that what she is doing is stealing and trying to manipulate me. I get so frustrated when she does this still. She tried to do this the other week and I just don't want to be taken avantage of. I do feel like people walk all over me. Like when I was in high school I was the only one that would help out by filling up the tank or forking up my little sisters doctors bills. I thought that it was so unfair that none of my other sisters did this, and my mom never paid me back but out of all of my sisters I think I am doing the best... for right now... knock on wood. Ugh, remind me that I told myself to have the same standards for all of my children.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
My sister Rebecca started a blog for her business too. I told her that I would make her some bath fizzies for her birthday. I am having a hard time finding the citric acid so I think I will need to order that stuff online. I made a couple of bath fizzies with vitamin-C. The smell and the color was off. Here is her link. She does little girl parties.
and her website:
So yesterday I said that I needed to get some flowers for headbands because Second Time Around will have my cute little headbands on display. Spencer and I hauled the kids to all of the stores that we needed to go to and then it was dusk. I pulled out all of the headband stuff I made about 30 or so. I ran out of skinny pink lace, white lace, black lace, red lace, and all of the medium with lace. I was just running out of lace left and right. So I need to go out to Corona to get more. The headbands came out cute. WAY CUTE. They are made to match Janie and Jack and Gymboree (M2MG). I know that they will be for sale out in Knab Utah for their fair in August.
Spencer and I also stayed up late making Carne Asada marinade. I think we have the longest recipe for Carne Asada but it comes out the best. We have two couples from church that are battling who has the best Carne Asada recipe. I don't want to get it the battle. So if we did get into the battle it would be a Loose-Loose situation: We would give up the best Carne Asada ever and they would get all upset because they lost the round :P The recipe had lots of fresh ingredients and takes about one hour of prep work and it is sooo worth it. I have given the recipe to one person. I don't thing I am going to give it away anymore.
Today is the day that Marilyn wears her new dress. Still no sign of my camera. I think Texas took it because I found some loose batteries in the office and that is normaly where I keep the camera. I just don't know where he could of put it. I think I am just going to take a picture with Spencers phone so I can get a picture of her in the dress with one of the headbands that I made last night. She looks just like a little doll♥
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I need to make some headbands today so I can send them out to Utah. My step-dad has a little shop.
Here are my headbands. You can buy them online or you can hunt out one of the stands at one of the fairs.
Here is the facebook page for Second time around... Oh I just made a little display for the headbands. I think it looks cool. You can see it on the facebook page.
Here is the site for second time around. My mom made the site. I guess it's advertising but I wish it were nicer. My dad does photography and his is nice, but my dad is a computer geek. He went into computer engineering back in the 70's when computers weighed a ton. Other than all of this boring stuff, I am going to get back to cleaning and pretending a blanket is a parachute for the kiddies.