Sunday, October 31, 2010

Just one thing for tonight...

Well, actually, two.


So, I'm not going to do quotes or words tonight because Boyfriend is wanting my attention

I just want to say one thing:

I changed my mind...

I kept the shoes

I know, I know...I emailed some of you and told you that I was going to take them back because of financial obligations...but after looking, I decided that I was okay.

I couldn't just take these beauties back!!

Okay folks, I gots to go.

I hope you had a good Sunday!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Butts and giveaways

Friends, my butt HURTS!!

Every time I sit down it says to me "Hello?? Do you not remember what you did to me yesterday???? STOP SITTING DOWN!!"

Just thought you'd like to know :)

I have to share a funny conversation Boyfriend and I had with Mama Smurf yesterday, but I have to set the scene first

Every night Boyfriend and I say prayers...we kneel on the couch cause it doesn't hurt as bad, we hold hands, and, as Boyfriend is very...cuddly? I guess is a good word, he likes to kneel pretty close to me...oh, and we face each other

So last night we got all ready to pray and, as it was my turn, I began the prayer and had only got into the very beginning lines when we here from upstairs:

"Hey Manda? Aaron?"

I opened my eyes a little and Boyfriend and I sat looking at each other, trying to figure out what we should do

I said "Yes, mom?"

She came downstairs and started to ask us a question when she looked at us and stopped

"What are you doing?"

"We're just getting ready to pray"

(I didn't want to make her feel bad by telling her she had interrupted)

"Okay...why do you look like you just got your hand caught in the cookie jar then? Were you being inappropriate???? Making out????"

I just laughed and said "No, it's cause we had already started our prayer"

"OH!! I'm so sorry!! I didn't know!!"

And then she proceeded to ask us her question and we answered and as she went upstairs she said "Okay, you can go ahead with your long as you don't make out"

Haha. Oh that woman makes me laugh :)

So are you ready for the exciting news I told you I had for you today?? :)

I am hosting my very first official giveaway!! :D

Isn't that exciting??

The wonderful people over at CSN Stores asked me to host a giveaway, so host I shall!! The lucky winner will receive a $35 gift code that you can use on ANYTHING...and believe me, they have a lot to offer with their 200+ websites

So, I went looking myself to see what you were all going to get, and I found this section of barstools that caught my eye

And look what I found:

Isn't that so cute?!?! They also have them in red, orange, green, blue, brown, yellow, and pink!! (but come on, who wouldn't want it in purple??)

CSN could be a very dangerous thing for me...I've already found a bunch of purple stuff that I want...


So, here are the rules for the giveaway:

1. Be a follower :)

2. Visit their stores and tell me what YOU would get...I'm very curious :)

3. Just leave a comment on this blog

That's all. I won't make it too difficult

The contest will run for 2 weeks. I'll keep a tally of all those enter and then find a fair way of picking the winner :)

So, November 13th at midnight (my time...aka MST) will end it and then I'll pick a winner

Sound good??


Last, but not least, I have to show you what I bought today while looking for Halloween stuff!!

I'm still deciding on whether or not to take them back...I don't want to, but we'll see:

Aren't they lovely Daze?? They're purple!!

AREN'T THEY SO FUN???? Well, I guess "it" would be better in that sense cause you can only see one, but just go with it.

Okay, I must go continue to work on mine and Boyfriend's Halloween costumes (no worries, pictures will be shown) 


Hope you all had a good Friday!!


So much to do, not enough brain to hold it

I feel like I have to talk at about a million words a minute so that I can get it alllllll out without forgetting

So, I've had a really bad headache since yesterday...late morningish

Now, normally when I have a headache I start out with something small like Aleve, which is my preferred drug of choice

I also try to stay away from a lot of sweets, and drink more cherry pepsi water (I'm trying to be healthier...)

If the Aleve doesn't work, I switch to something else. What I take after that depends on the intensity of the headache

But always always always always always ALWAYS I take 2 of whatever it is I'm taking

2 Aleve, 2 Tyelnol, sometimes 2 Advil AND 2 Tylenol

On occasion when it reaches the "I need to chop off my head now" point, I will take AN (just it?) Excedrin Migraine...but not very often

So this morning I woke up after a not very long night's sleep and my head was KILLING me and I wasn't really thinking straight and I knew it was going to be a very long day at work.

So instead of starting out with the small drugs, I figured I'd just kill it off straight away

But, remember how I said I ALWAYS take 2 of everything? because I couldn't really think straight, I took 2 Excedrin Migraine...

It left me shaking all day and it wasn't until mid-afternoon that I finally figured out why

Oops!! :D

I seriously had to focus when I was holding Peach's new phone to not drop it...and I threw tags in Mama Smurf's face because I couldn't steady my hands...

It also caused me to bump into my cousin's motorcycle (shhh!! don't tell!!) (which really doesn't belong where it is anyway, so it's definitely not my fault) and it knocked me over and sent me flying to the ground

My bum and I were NOT friends for awhile...

But don't worry!! The motorcycle is fine!! It got bumped too, but it's a tough, mean need to to worry about that!!

On to other news...

So I have a link-up that I'm participating in

My friend over at Ain't She Crazy! has a fun link-up every Thursday and I NEVER participate because I have never had anything to show off...

But this week we (my partner and I) were in charge of treats for Scouts and I saw these cool silicone Halloween shaped mat I bought them to try. :)

Go me for being festive!!

You're going to laugh...well, I laughed...

After looking at some of these people's ideas, mine seem so babyish...but that's okay. I thought they turned out cute!!

The picture isn't great cause I had to get to work and I was taking them with me to be eaten (I didn't take them to Scouts cause they were too hot) but they're ghosts and pumpkins!!

I'm going to try again tomorrow when I have more time. Aren't they cute?!?!

Now because I've never done this before and I'm too tired to mess with it and figure it out, I'm just going to post the picture and then the link to the lovely blog that started it all. Capiche?!

Now, with that I will end for the evening

 Be prepared for some exciting stuff tomorrow!! :D


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

(mostly because I'm tired and my head has been pounding for the last 6 hours so I need to go to bed...)

My world, my life, my rock, my favorite things ever:

(The fact that 4 of the pictures are not sepia is killing me...but they didn't come that way and I really need to go to I'll fix it later)


Monday, October 25, 2010

Movie Monday

Today, for Movie Monday, I am doing a movie that has a slightly different tone

It's a movie that I saw on Facebook that made me think really hard about my life and the attitude I have towards it

I think I take a lot for granted too much, and I don't stop and enjoy the really important things

I don't think about what is truly important in my life sometimes...I really need to work on that.

With that, I leave you the movie:
Well, I was actually going to post it...but since Blogger always hates when I do that (how dare I forget!!) I'll just leave you the link

I hope you all had a fabulous Monday. :)


p.s. Thanks to Vanja Peulso for posting it and sending it to me. :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Back to normal life...

Boyfriend's sister left this morning...

At 7:50...

Are you aware of what that means?

Well, you have to get there an hour early...

So that puts it at 6:45 to be safe...

And we live about an hour from the airport...

So we had to leave at 5:30...

Which means I kind of had to wake up at like...5:20

But I had to set my alarm for 4:50 just to be safe and snooze it for a few times

Luckily I didn't have to get ready at all before I got to Boyfriend's apartment

Did you know that on a typical Sunday in Utah at 5:30 in the morning the streets are pretty much empty? Even at 6:30 in the morning...and it's pretty much awesome. We didn't have to break or slow down or yell at kindly tell someone to move once? It was so nice. We made awesome was great!!

So we got to the airport, got her checked in, and we were back home by 7:30ish?

I dropped Boyfriend off, and then went home and CRASHED into bed

And I'm still completely exhausted

Utterly exhausted

Needless to say...I won't really be posting tonight

I will share stories and such later

Just not tonight

And I'm using Mama Smurf's laptop, so I won't be doing quotes...

Just the word of the day

Which is:

slugabed: one who stays in bed until a late hour; a sluggard

"I found Oriana, as usual, up before me, for I always was a sad sluggard."

You my other life, I would love to always be able to sleep in

There are benefits to sleeping in AND getting up early...

The earlier you get up and get work done, the earlier you ARE done. But then you have to go to bed early so you can wake up early

But, the later you sleep in, the more sleep you get which is always a blessed thing

It's a toss up

Anyway, I'm off for the night.

Hope you all had a good Sunday!!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

You should know...

Boyfriend's sister is visiting from Texas

She got here today and will be here until Sunday morning

That being said, I won't really be around that much

So I just wanted you to be aware

I hope you all have a great rest of the week!!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Blogger won't let me post ANY images...

I don't know why, except maybe it's evil and decided to start the maintenance early...but just for me probably

That being said, I can't do post-its tonight...

Which could be good anyway, because I was at Scouts early and didn't get home till later...

So there wasn't a lot of time to do a posty post

So instead I started another post...

But I got a little bit TOO wordy on that one...more than I was plaining on, anyway

So it'll have to wait because it's a wee bit late and I has to go to sleep

So, I hope you ALL had a great day and I shall talk to you later


*please excuse any spelling and grammatical errors as of late. my head hasn't really been thinking clearly

Monday, October 18, 2010

Movie Monday

Hello everyone. I trust you are having a good Monday?

Besides not wanting to move this morning, mine has been fine. :)

Today for Movie Monday is a movie that I absolutely fell in love with the first time I saw it.

The people in the movie are SO DANG TALENTED!! I was so impressed!!

So, yeah I hope you enjoy. :)

For those who can't see it, click here

Hope you enjoy and I hope you had a fabulous Monday!! 


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quotes and words

"I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork."

- Peter De Vries

"There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one."

- Laurence J. Peter

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

- Albert Einstein

And the word of the day is:
fulsome - offensive to the taste or sensibilities, insincere or excessively lavish; especially offensive from excess of praise.

"Concealed disgust under the appearance of fulsome endearment."

Hope you all had a good Sunday. Night!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Considering the theme of the oreos...I thought the lighting was very appropriate. :)

These Oreos...are pure evil.

They will never leave you alone unless you consume them all

So beware.

I have fallen victim...I don't want the same thing to happen to you...

And now, I must go spend time with Boyfriend.



Hey...psssttt...come here...

But you gotta be quiet about it okay??

When my mom asks you if I ate a whole box of Mike & Ike's yesterday tell her no!!


Have we got a deal??

Tell her about the celery I snacked on instead

Because I did that too...

Just...could you leave out the whole Mike & Ike's bit?

Thanks. :) I knew I could count on you guys!!

I'll do something real tonight...

Off to work now..

But remember, shhhh....

Bye!! :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Burning questions

When people say to you "Hey, what's up?" in passing...

How do you respond?



"What's up?"

I never know what to it changes constantly

How come ones face can look normal in a mirror...

But the second you get a picture taken of look like you've gained 70 lbs?

How come the one night you get family pictures taken...

The grass is wet and you get wet patches all over your pants?

How come the stars affect me as they do?

They're so pretty....

Why does chocolate have to be SO amazingly wonderful?

It's so evil like that...

What is it about computers that I love so much?

If I could have 5 computers...I still don't know that I would be satisfied

Why oh why do I have to take SO many vitamins every day?

One of these stomach is going to revolt. I'm sure of it

Why did God have to put spiders on the earth? Are they really necessary? I mean...come on...

One jumped on my leg today at work...I freaked...just slightly...(that may or may not be an exaggeration...)

Why is it that I have a stack of SO many books I want to read...and yet I never seem to have time?

Stupid work always gets in the way...

 Why is it that the dark is SO scary?

I hate going outside where there aren't lights...

Why is purple SUCH a pretty color??

I just love it so much!!

Why is there never enough time in the day?

I always have so many things I want to do and not enough time...

Why is my conditioner making my head burn like it has a rash?

It's not like I've never used this kind before...

Now that I've loaded you all with the burning questions...I'm going to bed. :)