Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I am really loving this one:
fendi bag, and the dimensions seem to be exactly what I am looking for. I love the little tassel thing on the front, and the fact that it comes with two different straps. The short one (seen in the picture) is the same length as the strap on the purse I carry now, and it works well for me. This purse also comes with a longer strap so that you can carry the bag across your body. I am not sure I would ever do that, but I know that is a popular feature these days.
I also love this bag:
The only thing keeping me from buying one of these fendi handbags is the price. They are unbelievably expensive. One purse would be the same amount of money as two months rent. But, if I ever win the lottery and money is no object, both of these purses will be mine.
Monday, January 17, 2011
My favorite thing was the toilet tank monster. Is it odd that I want one?
Bob has become kind of addicted to online shopping, and I wouldn't put it past him to check out Net Car Dealers. I mean, car shopping online has to be less stressful. There are no pushy salespeople to deal with, and you can take your time while looking around. The downside of online Car Dealers UK would be not being able to test drive the cars, but I guess when you find the right vehicle, you can always go and test drive it before making a final decision.
For now, I guess I'll just have to let Bob spend the money to get our van running right. It's got to be cheaper than investing in another vehicle.
Friday, January 14, 2011
That day was 21 years ago.
Now that I'm a mom, I like to focus on the kids' birthdays, and not mine. We'll probably go out to eat, and have cake, but that's about it. It's not like I am going to send out luau themed invitations. Maybe next year, for the big 4-0, I'll have a party. This year, I am going to let it slip on by quietly.
But, that doesn't mean I don't want presents. I love presents. There are a couple of books I want, and I really need some silicone tipped tongs. Oh, and you can never go wrong buying me an elephant. I love those!
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We are not big sports fans in this house, but we do like a good party, especially if there is great food being served. I know that Super Bowl Sunday is coming up, and a lot of people have company over to watch the game. If you are hosting a party this year, you should check out TABASCO's Game-Day Party Menu. You will find all sorts of recipes for finger foods and pizza. I love all the tips they share about making frozen and delivery pizza taste better. They call it their Pizza Perfected tips. Basically, all you have to do is use your imagination and add whatever your favorite topping is, along with a dash of TABASCO® Original Red. It not only adds a little heat, it also helps to enhance the flavor of the other ingredients. My favorite pizza would be one with mushrooms, garlic, and spinach, as well as a white sauce. A little dash of TABASCO on top for some heat would make it perfect. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
You should think about making pizza with Tabasco Original Red a part of your game day traditions. As they say, it is "So Much More Than Hot".
Thursday, January 13, 2011
One of my favorite hobbies is definitely knitting. I've been knitting since I was about about five years old and I've gotten progressively better as the years pass. I knit just about anything, from hats and scarves to booties and socks. I recently tried knitting a sweater but I wasn't happy with the way it came out. I guess I'm not a knitted sweater type of girl. I use an assortment of different yarns to create my crafts. One of my favorite yarns to work with is that fuzzy type that really gives off a modern and retro appeal. Once in awhile, I'll even knit things for my family members.
It's actually become a tradition in my family to get together during the holiday season and sit and watch BestChoiceTV while knitting. My mother, grandmother, and I all gather around the living room and just begin knitting our hearts out. My grandmother is fantastic at the hobby. She has been doing it for over sixty years and you can really tell that she's good at it because of the crafts she comes up with. If you want something knitted, she can knit it. It doesn't matter what it is. Maybe someday in the future I can be just as good as her or maybe even better. It's amazing how relaxing knitting can really be.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
At this point, getting a real massage may not be a bad idea. I have never had one before, but I have heard good things from people who have. We have a massage school right around the corner from where I live. I wonder if a part of their massage program is practicing on actual people? I wouldn't mind being someone's guinea pig if it means saving some money.
When I was a younger girl, I used to sit on the sofa watching television and was amazed to see my grandma sitting beside me for hours knitting. She would knit stocking caps, socks, and adorable baby blankets for friends or relatives that were having newborn babies. I watched in amazement because I always noticed that as meticulous as my grandmother was with her knitting, she would be rocking and humming happily as she was knitting. She told me this was her peaceful time, a time that she just enjoyed relaxing and doing something fun for her and from that point on, I wanted to learn how to knit!
I sat down when I was 10 years old and began learning from my grandmother how to knit. I always enjoyed her taking me to the store and picking out my favorite colors from the large selection before me and I would dream of my finished product before I even started! My first project was a knitted stocking cap for my cousin's baby girl and I will never forget the soft pink yarn that I selected.
It didn't take very long before I was doing the same as my grandma was, sitting for hours and hours knitting anxiously watching my projects get closer to completion and anticipating what it would look like when I was done.
Little by little I grew to love my knitting projects just like my grandmother did. I can sit for hours rocking and totally enjoy watching satellite TV from www.cannonsatellite.com/ while knitting away at blankets, sweaters, and all sorts of projects for people I enjoy knitting for. I can now knit without even looking down at my project too often, catching a nice show or movie and moving right along as knitting has become an art for me.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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I was at the store today looking for yarn to make a baby blanket for my new nephew. I had a really hard time deciding what to get, so i didn't get anything. I found a yarn I kind of liked, but I didn't love it, so I decided against it. It was a blue/green/white multi-colored baby yarn, but it wasn't as soft as I wanted. Plus, they only had one, and I am sure I will need more than that.
I wish my sister had found out before delivery what she was having, so I could have had the blanket made and ready for my new nephew to use. This is her third child, and she already has one of each, so she was covered no matter what the sex of this baby was. Of course, you can never have enough diapers and wipes, or baby formula. All parent know to keep a stock of all of those things in the house. The only drawback is that baby supplies can be really expensive. I know you can buy on diapers.com most of the things you can get in your local store. They even offer Bright Beginnings Formula, which is cheaper than the name brands but just as nutritious for your baby. You can find out more about Bright Beginnings on Facebook.
I guess tomorrow I need to check out a few more stores to try and find some yarn. Any suggestions? Where do you get yours?
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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Baby formula is expensive. Seriously expensive. Not as expensive as feeding a teenaged boy, though. That food bill every month is going to kill me.
I remember the days of buying formula, and even nine years ago when my youngest was a baby, it was expensive. We were on WIC back then, which was a huge blessing. The months we did run out of formula, we always bought the store brand formula. For us, the price difference was a big factor in that decision. Back then, you could save several dollars by buying the store brands, and they were just as good as the name brands. They had to be.
These days, you could save up to $600 a year simply by making the switch to generic formula. All infant formulas are regulated by the FDA, who makes sure that all formulas meet the same nutritional guidelines. For instance, Similac Advance and Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formulas both have:
- Prebiotics to help support baby’s immune system
- Milk-based nutrition containing all nutrients, vitamins and minerals for growth and development
DHA & ARA, which may support brain and eye development
- Available in 23.2 oz and 12.4 oz sizes
The only significant difference is the price. I know all parents want what is best for their babies, but why pay more for a "name" when you don't have to? My kids were raised on the store brands, and they turned out just fine.