Wednesday, November 12, 2014


For my first installment of Wacky Wednesday I thought we would celebrate the month of November or shall I say no shave November! Are any of you or or significant others participating in this wacky tradition this year? Yes, No, Maybe? Well to honor this significant month I thought we would turn our attention to this years 2014 World Beard and Mustache Championships..... I know what you are thinking, there is no such thing. Oh but there is my hairy friend. Where is this glorious even held you Mustache? (see what I did there, Mustache/ must ask, ok enough with the cheesy word play) Well I will tell you. This man of all manly competition was held in Portland, Oregon with around 300 participants. So without another second to lose lets check out some of those my favorite stashes!!!!

Photos by  Greg Anderson

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Falling for Fall

So it is almost time to start putting summer gear away and breaking out the jackets. I must say I am excited, I love Fall. In preperation of this decided it was time to make a new Fall wreath.

So off to the craft store I went.  I wanted to keep it pretty simple in design so I got a preformed vine wreath. The craft store had a good selection of fall garlin so I pick out one that I liked. I decided to go with one that already had some pumpkins and squash in it so I wouldn't need to add any more decoration besides a bow. For the bow I found some green burlap wire ribbon. The hardest part of this whole project was picking everything out at the store. Once I got home I put it all together using zip ties and I made the bow by looking at examples on Pinterest. Oh Pinterest how we love you. This project was so simple anyone could do it. 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

New Fav

This is one of my favorite songs right now. Mindy Gledhill is AMAZING!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bad lighting

Had an awesome time with my girls last Friday night. Nothing like goofing off with your friends to make the whole week better :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Hero!

A few weeks ago I fell trying to catch my son from running in a very busy parking lot. I hit a slick spot and down I went. I have been paying for that fall ever since. I wish I would have took picture of how bad I was bruised up. I was purple and blue from head to toe.  I used Lavender oil to heal the bruises along with detox baths. But the thing that I just couldn't get to heal was my wrist. When I fell I tried to catch myself and landed with most of my weight on my wrist. Needless to say it was out of commission for quite a few days. I did everything I could think of to help it heal. I wrapped it, I soaked it but as soon as I thought it was getting better I would over do it and re injure it by picking my son up or a box at work. Sick and tired of being at my wits in I got online and searched if there was and oil that I had already in my possession that would help speed this healing along and low and behold there was.

Lemongrass... lemongrass can help heal ligaments, Who knew!! So I mixed a drop of lemongrass oil with a carrier oil and massaged it onto my hand and wrist. For good measure I decided to add some valor afterwards to help aid lemongrass and to keep from re injuring it again. With in 24 hours there was a huge difference. I could lift my son with out cringing, I could actually get a few things done at work the next day that required heavy lifting. I was over the moon! I don't care what anyone says this stuff is magic in a bottle.

I am continuing to put lemongrass and valor on at least once a day till I feel my wrist is completely back to normal but I don't see that being more than just a few more days. I encourage anyone who has not tried this for an injury to do so.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Weather Confusion

First off so sorry to have been gone for two weeks. A terrible virus is sweeping though our town and you guessed it, my whole house got it. First it started with little man and lasted a week and then it hit both the hubs and me. But I am happy to say that we are now all back to normal aside from Whalen's allergies which have picked up with all the weather confusion going on around here.

 I know we are not the only place with weather confusion but man I wish that it would just pick a season and stick to it. I myself am not a fan of  "real" cold weather but I love Fall weather. Living in Louisiana fall usually lasts about a week in December and then full on winter minus the snow hits till about mid March. We have been lucky this year that we have had a few fall like days sprinkled here and there over the last two weeks which has been nice. Shameful to say but on those day I got all decked out in fall gear with boots, scarfs and all. Then the next day it was back to 80 degree weather in October. Oh well what are you going to do.

Halloween is coming up quick and I can't wait! The hubs and I are taking a little get away by ourselves the weekend before to New Orleans. RJ's family all live in and around New Orleans so it is not like we are going anywhere new or far away. It will be nice to get a little time to ourselves though you know. I plan on writing about our trip so stay tune for pictures and stories. Trust me you will want to see this, we are going to be dressing up and heading down to the quarter. Who knows what kind of mischief we will get into.

Oh and I found this fun new app for my phone this week called Studio. Look at this fun picture I made. (Studio has no idea I am writing about them, I just really thought it was a cool app and wanted to share with my friends.)


Friday, September 27, 2013

Blue 42

Ok I don't know how many other ladies have been tricked into this but my husband convinced me and several of my friends to have a couples Fantasy Football league... Sadly it looks as if I have started to take it quite seriously. Sunday football has become pivotal in what kind of mood I am in. If my team is doing great I am in a great mood but if my team is doing poorly watch out because I may become the queen of hearts. OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

My sister has pointed out to me that I am "far to in to this" as she would put it. I must admit she might be right. I play her this week and I have shamelessly stalked her team and what she has been doing with it. I have even called to confront her on collusion with her hubby. Which in fact was so true, He has helped her pick players.  FYI he has his own team. If you know anything about FF you know this is looked down upon and is almost like cheating. So it is my mission this week to win against her.  We are currently on the fourth week and only time will tell if I will make it to the play offs. But I am checking my players almost daily to make sure everyone is still up to par. The jury is still out on if I will do this again next year. I guess it will depend on if I do well or if I end of stinking it up.

For those of you who could use a laugh I have included this hilarious video about if the rolls were to reverse in football. AKA this is me right now.