I am my mother’s daughter Wednesday, Sep 18 2013 

I’m catching up on Joy the Baker podcasts  (I know, I know, late to the game). While listening to the Boozy Susan episode, they started talking about what they listen to the kitchen. Tracy said that her mom distracts her from the task at hand when she asks questions that have nothing to do with what going on. She brought up a good point about things that annoyed us when we were younger, we have started to do ourselves. Yup, it’s true.

Case in point, I have the annoying habit of following everyone around and picking up after them. I know this about myself. I’ve tried so hard to not do it, but I just can’t. PJ and I were in the kitchen last night, cleaning up after dinner, when he turns to me and says:

PJ: ‘Thank you for being awesome.’

Me: ‘I’m not awesome.’

PJ ‘Yes, you are. Look at this kitchen. Look at the house. It wouldn’t look like this if you didn’t come behind me and fix everything.’

Me: ‘I know that annoys you and I try not to do it, but my mom did it to me.’

We are more like our parents than we realize. I’ve started to come to terms with this, and I’m ok with it. I’m still me. Take all the good stuff and leave all the bad.

Wine and Love v67 Friday, Dec 21 2012 

wineo Wine and Love is a weekly series of the good “Love” and bad “Wine” for the week. Participating is simple. Post two lists – one with what’s making us w(h)ine and one all about the love. Link up on Suki’s blog!


* I’ve been thinking that it’s a day ahead all week. This made the fact that yesterday was Thursday, and not Friday, a little sad.

* Haven’t been great sleep lately. Have been having really weird dreams.

* We have a busy weekend ahead of us.


* I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow!!! So excited!!!

* Choir concert last night! It went great! Elaine and PJ came to listen.

* Company Christmas party last night, after the concert. It was really nice getting together outside of work and enjoying each others company. Plus, we got our bonuses! Yay!

* Baking Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies tonight for holiday parties this weekend!!

* We have wireless at work now! Makes playing games on my phone faster haha.

* I have Monday and Tuesday off 🙂

Wine and Love v66 Tuesday, Dec 18 2012 

wineoWine and Love is a weekly series of the good “Love” and bad “Wine” for the week. Participating is simple. Post two lists – one with what’s making us w(h)ine and one all about the love.


* Having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that we are going to buy a mobile home.


* I am working my last birthday parties of the year. Can’t wait to see what next year brings for us!


* Christmas shopping!

* I managed to keep my poinsettia at my office alive! I’m so proud of myself!

Wine and Love v65 Thursday, Dec 6 2012 

wineo Welcome Wine and Love, a weekly series of the good “Love” and bad “Wine” for the week. Participating is simple. Post two lists – one with what’s making us w(h)ine and one all about the love.


* I wish the weather would make up its mind. Just stupid.


* My friend Sandra is having a little giveaway on her blog. You should check it out. Ends tonight!

* Danielle LaPorte.

* Lighting of the National Christmas tree!

* Christmas cards!! I love sending and receiving mail!

Life’s a moving picture Wednesday, Nov 28 2012 

I love taking photos. I was even doing well with the FMSPhotoADay Challenge on Instagram. I’ve decided to really try and stick with it for the month of December. I even found another holiday-a-day photo challenge. I have made Google Calendars for both. Please feel free to join me. You can find at yesthatgirl on Instagram!

#fmsphotoaday December 2012:

#holidayaday December 2012:

The NEW Influenster Site Thursday, Nov 15 2012 

If you don’t know, I am a member of Influenster!! It’s a great program. Check out what it’s all about here! I love that there is no pressure for me to participate. If I don’t feel like it, I don’t. Most of the time, I do, though haha.

I just could not get the hang of the old site.  I have to say that I love the new site.It’s so much easier to use and sign in on. Clean layout. Just really simple and great. It’s really easy to unlock badges and review products now that you can go and find them.

Before the new site, I was unable to complete reviews and surveys without it crashing within a few minutes. I would have to try and again and start from the beginning. It was such a pain. Now it is so simple. Just go under your profile and it’s there!

You should really check it our for yourself! I really enjoy being a part of Influenster!



Wine and Love v63 Thursday, Nov 15 2012 

  Welcome to Wine and Love, a weekly series of the good “Love” and bad “Wine” for the week. Participating is simple. Post two lists – one with what’s making us w(h)ine and one all about the love. Add your link over on Suki’s blog!


* The weather is being all screwy. Cold them hot. I wish it would just one and stay there for a while.

* I decided to update my phone before work yesterday and lost all my music and apps on my phone. Spent all day at work downloading music back to iTunes for our show last night. By the way, anyone know a good app for maps?

* We had to get a new battery for the car yesterday. It wouldn’t start when we went to leave for work so we had to jump it. But, now we have a new battery and it’s starting just fine!


* Our solo show was last night and OMG….WE WERE AWESOME!! We had a packed house. It was awesome. I can’t wait to show you pictures!!!

* I’m putting my Christmas card list together!! If you would like a Christmas card from me, please fill the form out!!

* I’m getting more comfortable talking about finances.

* Thanksgiving is next week! That means PJ’s older brother and his family are coming down for 5 days!!! Lots happening next week!

Gotta move it, move it Friday, Nov 9 2012 

Eat less + move more = lose weight, right?

That’s what I’ve always thought and been told. It’s a simple concept to understand and follow.

What baffles me (and I am guilty of this) is that people think that they can eat less, NOT move more and still lose weight.

Guess what? IT DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY (Yes, even myself, it doesn’t work that way).

I hear people complain about how they haven’t lost weight, how they are using a calorie counting app and going way over their calorie limits, about how they aren’t exercising and not losing weight.

I am guilty of the last one. Yes, I will admit that I really need to lose weight. One, for health reason. Two, so I can feel better. Three, I don’t have money to buy new (a.k.a. bigger) clothes right now, or do I want to.

The word ‘diet’ really bothers me. I prefer to think of it as a lifestyle change. Diet, to me, says that you will only be on it for a short period of time then gain it all (and more) back. What good is that for you? You need to eat healthy, smaller portions and move more. I tell people that all the time and they look at me like I’m crazy. I’ve heard, ‘Walking up the stairs counts as exercise, right?’

NO, NO IT DOESN’T! If you want to lose weight, eat smart and MOVE MORE.

Get up earlier in the morning and go for a run or come home from work and go for a walk, if it’s  neither deathly hot and humid or freezing cold. If either, do it indoors. Just move more. Dance around your apartment, clean, have sex. All of those things burn calories. Whatever you do, make sure you are having fun doing it. Working out doesn’t work if you aren’t having fun and really want to do it.

Let’s move more!

Wine and Love v62 Thursday, Nov 8 2012 

Welcome to Wine and Love, a weekly series of the good “Love” and bad “Wine” for the week. Participating is simple. Post two lists – one with what’s making us w(h)ine and one all about the love. Add your link on Suki’s blog!


* The weather is being weird. Cold then warm. Really messing with my sinuses.

* Communication IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!!!

* Falling in love with podcasts! Currently listening to The VJ Club. Ashley mentioned it in a tweet so I checked it. So glad I did. Seriously, listen to it. Especially if you are a lady. Any other podcasts I should be listening to?

* Blue Bell Butternut Crunch ice cream. OMG…SO GOOD! Yes, I’ll keep writing about it until it stops being good, which I hope is NEVER!

* My Foodie penpal package finally arrived! I’ll post more on that in a separate post. Can’t wait to try the goodies!


Wine and Love v61 Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

It’s Wine and Love Thursday!!! Head on over to Suki’s blog and link up!! Tell us what’s on your Wine and Love list this week.


* I’m stressing about buy Christmas presents for everyone already. I have no idea what most people want (a.k.a my family). I’m also worried about if we can afford them ( I know we can. It’s just me freaking out for no reason).

* I didn’t have a Foodie Penpal goodie box to reveal yesterday; was a little bummed about it, but I know it happens (just didn’t think it was going to happen with the first box haha). It’s not going to stop me from participating again, though.


* The fact that budgeting is working. We were able to pay off one student loan last month and purchase a new computer today.

* Like I said, we purchased a new computer today. It’s a refurbished one but it’s still awesome. Ask PJ for all the details on it, though.

* I’m off this weekend. Still have stuff to do but not work!! (Don’t get me wrong, I love my weekend job, but it’s nice to have a weekend off every once in a while).

* Will be making these oh-so-yummy brownies this weekend. What kind of candy would you use? I think I’m going to use Reese’s!!! (After reading the reviews, I’m kind of scared to make it for fear of messing up. Any advice?)

* I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). Sign up and join us!!!

* I’m going to join Amy in her Thank You Note project!! I keep a daily gratitude tumblr, but I know it’s nice to let people know that you are thankful for them.


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