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end of the year randomness

end of the year randomness

So this is my official announcement- CUE THE TRUMPETS! AND THE MARCHING BAND! WHERE ARE THE GIRLS WITH THE BATONS?- about my new site: Dress My Blog. I finally FINALLY got it all finished today, in between Maggie napping and eating goldfish crackers off the floor and making me laugh at her pronunciation of ‘penguin’… KEEP READING »


reason #872 why I love the Internet

reason #872 why I love the Internet

Today I got a package in the mail from my lovely friend Melissa. My first thought was ‘aw, she had Oliver (her 2yo son) send Maggie a Christmas gift, how sweet!‘ Then I opened it and found that yes, she had sent Maggie a present. But she also sent me TWO presents!! Someone has been… KEEP READING »


is there such a thing as too much Christmas?

is there such a thing as too much Christmas?

Holy moly. What a Christmas. Wednesday: Christmas Eve dinner at my sister’s house. She made us all turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing… all of it, so good. Maggie got a few presents (my mom just couldn’t resist!) and then we headed home to wait for Santa. Thursday, Christmas morning: Up at 7, breakfast, and then gifts!… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans report #4

shrinking jeans report #4

So. It’s been about a month since I decided ‘Hey, let’s re-up that Weight Watchers Online membership from last year THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING.‘ And you all looked at me like I was nuts. (well, okay, maybe I was just a little bit nuts.) Since then, I have lost 8.6 pounds. I’m calling it 8… KEEP READING »


I cannot believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve.

I cannot believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve.

(hey! That title rhymes! I totally didn’t do that on purpose.) Whew! The past few days have been a whirlwind of stuff. Saturday we stayed at home and did nothing much and Lordy, it was fabulous. After last weekend’s Puke-a-palooza, it was nice to have some downtime in our pajamas that DIDN’T involve trips to… KEEP READING »


random Friday

random Friday

Holy fast week, Batman. I guess that’s what happens when you start the week recovering from a fun weekend of puke and puke and hey! more puke. Plus fevers. But now we’re finally all better and very much looking forward to Christmas next week. But first! Some random things. Because I have been a bad… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans report #3

shrinking jeans report #3

Well, I’m happy to report that my jeans are NOT shrinking- but I am! I lost another pound since last week. Although, I have to say, I kind of feel like I cheated this week, given the fact that I puked up my ridiculously-huge dinner on Saturday night and then didn’t really eat anything real… KEEP READING »


parenting lesson #892

parenting lesson #892

Never EVER turn your back on a toddler who has a crayon. EVER. Thank goodness they are washable crayons.


and the butt-kicking continues…

and the butt-kicking continues…

On Friday, I said that last week kicked my butt. And it’s true, it pretty much did, for both Dan and me. By Friday night, we were exhausted and very much looking forward to our weekend. Well, The Weekend must have heard all the talk about The Week’s Butt-kicking abilities and got jealous, because he… KEEP READING »


a butt-kicking good time

a butt-kicking good time

I had plans to actually write a real, honest-to-goodness post tonight about how this week for some reason just KICKED MY BUTT, but instead of doing that, I’ll demonstrate the degree to which my BUTT HAS BEEN KICKED by just being lazy and posting pictures instead. It’s easier, takes less brain power, and is probably… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans report #2

shrinking jeans report #2

(You can read #1 from last week here.) So today was weighing-in day for the Challenge, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I lost another 2 pounds, making my weight this morning 125. I have lost a total of 6 pounds since the day before Thanksgiving, which makes me want to do a… KEEP READING »


cookie swap recipes

cookie swap recipes

I mentioned yesterday that I had a cookie swap at my house this past weekend. A bunch of friends, a couple of cousins, my mom and my sister… it was a great group and TONS of kids and lots of food and obviously, cookies. I thought I’d share a few of the recipes here for… KEEP READING »


odds & ends

odds & ends

Wow so the last 4 days just kind of got away from me. Filled with work and drama and a sick kid and a party at my house and more sick kid and laying around the house in our pajamas yesterday… quite a busy schedule, ya know? So instead of trying to plan and write… KEEP READING »


she totally ruined my plan

she totally ruined my plan

Best laid plans: my big idea to have Maggie pull the winner from a hat (a Santa hat, no less!) failed when I realized that duh, her bedtime is before the 9pm deadline for my little contest. And I tried doing it a bit early, taking my chances that nobody else would comment between 8:30… KEEP READING »


shrinking jeans report

shrinking jeans report

Last week, I mentioned that I was diving back into the Weight Watchers thing, as well as joining up with the folks over at The Shrinking Jeans for their December Challenge. I’m still not sure if this was a smart idea, or an insane one. But, you know what? It’s going okay so far. I’m… KEEP READING »


the cure for a NaBloPoMo hangover

the cure for a NaBloPoMo hangover

So NaBloPoMo is officially over. For the third year in a row, I posted every day in November. Whoopdee-doo and all that jazz. Now that it’s over, what will I do for an encore? hm… I know! Another blog design contest! The same rules apply: Leave a comment on this post in response to the… KEEP READING »