How I can tell if you’re pregnant

There’s been a rash of pregnancies among my friends, which is all well and good for them – really.
However, I don’t like surprises so when you show up at my door without warning and say you have something to say, I’ll probably stop you right there in the entry way and offer you a glass of wine.

So my fail safe test is, you guessed it, if you take the glass of wine, you are probably not pregnant. If you don’t take the glass of wine, no matter what – I will assume you are pregnant.

Feel free to go ahead and test me, even if you just want a glass of wine – I’m always game for a glass of wine!

You’ve been warned.

a quote…

“I believe in overdressing, primping at leisure and that loving is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” Audrey Hepburn

Since I haven’t blogged in a while, I figured I’ll just post a quote.
I WILL blog while I’m off work this week … I WILL blog while I’m off work this week …I WILL blog while I’m off work this week …I WILL blog while I’m off work this week … I WILL blog while I’m off work this week …I WILL blog while I’m off work this week …I WILL blog while I’m off work this week … I WILL blog while I’m off work this week …I WILL blog while I’m off work this week …

PS the oven is fixed – I paid “the Appliance Guy” $75 to come and screw it back on.

Happy Thanksgiving honey… I broke the oven

Yes, I broke the oven. I pulled on the handle to open the door to get out the bacon wrapped cherries and put in the stuffed mushrooms and the handle popped off a bit, so I just shoved it back on. Then when I opened it again, a side thingy just fell off and then the front glass shifted out of place … it was NOT GOOD.

This was on Thursday about an hour before we were supposed to be at Mikes parents with appetizers for the entire crowd. I should also mention that my hair was still up in a towel with no hope of getting properly dried! I turned the oven off and took everything out and went to finish getting ready.

We made it to dinner with enough time to finish heating everything up and it turned out to be a wonderful afternoon and evening eating WAY too much.

Glitter Free Zone

Our house has recently been deemed a “glitter free zone.”  It’s a sad day without glitter but I’ll probably survive. It’s mostly all my fault that this ruling came to pass. You see one day I was deep in a craft tornado and had lovely crafty things spread out everywhere. I needed another flat, clean place and the ironing board was out, so I put some glitter coated finished product on the ironing board – seemed harmless at the time… However, long after the clouds cleared from the craft tornado, MZ needed a shirt ironed. Unsuspectingly, he placed his shirt on the ironing board and began to iron. His shirt became glitter “infested” and thus the rule of NO GLITTER was made.
So now, if I do any crafting or decorating that has to do with glitter, it has to be done on the back patio and raced through the house and out the front door and off to it’s destination, because it’s not allowed to be in the house for more than 3 minutes over all.

Remember the rule of glitter when YOU are crafting – it could get dangerous so be very very careful and appreciate your indoor glitter items!

Free stationary from Traylor Papers!

Thanks to Lis Loves for the tip!!

Here’s the deal::

“Send us an email to with your name & address and we’ll send you a free customized card with your name. Tell us your favorite colors and/or style (i.e., whimsical, classic, girly…, etc.) and we’ll try to make you a match 😉 BONUS: post this offer on your blog or wall, send us a link and we’ll send you a few extra! Good thru 10/28/09!”

The site is great – check it out here:
I love how they have their items organized by color group! Such a smart idea!
traylorpapers_2074_93021088They also have some super cute Halloween invitations!
traylorpapers_2075_57374096So head on over to their site and check it out!!!

Enjoy and happy note writing!

Bikes Blues and BBQ 2009

This weekend is the 10th anniversary of Bikes Blues and BBQ in Fayetteville! I love it! I know there is actually quite a bit of opposition to the event, but it’s only 4 days a year and it brings in so much money to the local community and all the proceeds of the event go to local charities – can you really complain about that? There are about 200,000 people in the Washington-Benton county area on any given day, but during BBBBQ that jumps to about 700,000. I went out on Friday night for some great local live music. We started out with a fabulous seat on the balcony of Hog Haus and enjoyed happy hour beers and watched the bikers ride up and down Dickson Street. Then we went down to Jose’s to hear Leah and Mojo Doctors play – this was their 9th year to play at the rally! We made a quick stop at the Walton Arts Center for cheap beer and and clean bathrooms – it was definitely worth the $1 donation to have a clean bathroom. Then we headed over to the main event stage to watch Big Un’s play and eat some BBQ!!!
Big Un’s always has a great show, but last night may have been the best ever – they seriously rocked!!!

Can’t wait for next year!

Candy Experiment

I love Halloween candy; well I should really say I love candy of any kind no matter what holiday.
So, of course, I was sucked into the glorious candy aisle at Walmart the other day where the biggest bag of mixed candy bars, a bag of mini Reece’s cups, a bag of Candy Apple Kisses and a bag of Candy Corn Kisses mysteriously found their way into my basket that had previously just had cereal, apples and eyeliner in it. I couldn’t leave it in the car so I brought it in and dumped it into a large bowl and set it on my desk.candy

Of course it’s “meant” to be communal but I was totally ok knowing I’d probably eat the whole thing between now and Halloween. The candy bowl has become a MAGNET! There are people I don’t even know that come by and take from it – not ask if they may please have a piece of candy but take it by the handfuls and horde it at their desks. I actually watched someone take the bowl off the shelf, dig through it and then get a little miffed that I did not have any Baby Ruth’s in there just for them… Clearly, at this rate, the bowl WILL NOT last until Halloween!

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