Friday, January 31, 2014

Follow Friday Four Fill-In 1.31.14

Feeling Beachie

The Statements:

1. Have you ____ yet?

2. ______ is my favorite _____ product.

3. I like _____ but prefer ______.

4. Social media ________.

My answers:

1. Have you broken your New Years resolutions yet?

2. Eye shadow is my favorite makeup product.

3. I like shoes but prefer flip flops.

4. Social media is addictive.

Friday 5 - Like Family, Part 1

Lest you think these questions are a bit on the negative side, fear not: next week's are very similar, but favor the positives. So, stick with me.

1. In what not-so-good way are you like your father?
Hmm... I'm not sure. 

2. In what not-so-good way are you like your mother?

3. In what not-so-good way are you like your siblings?

4. In what not-so-good way are you like a relative outside your immediate family?
I don't know...

5. If members of your family voted, what would they elect as the thing about you they'd most like to change?
Maybe, not holding things in?

Help me out family?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

30 Days of Me Challenge (Day 30)

Day 30: List 5 things you would hope to be remembered for.

1. I want to be remembered as a good wife and a good mother. I want everyone to know that we survived and pushed through all the hard times. 

2. I want to be remembered as someone who appreciated life. I enjoyed everyone and everything that I was around. 

3. That I never gave up on anything or anyone.

4. I want to be remembered for my personality.

5. In all honesty, I just want to be remembered.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge 1.29.14

1. It's been said that one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Do you think that's true? Do you find that an easy exercise most mornings? What's something positive you told yourself today? If you missed that boat, what's something positive you could tell yourself tomorrow?
I don't know if it's true or not. I guess it depends on the day. It's one day closer to the weekend.

2. There will be karaoke at the next party you attend...are you in? Or will you be faking a sore throat?
I'd probably go, but fake a sore throat if I was asked to sing.

3. January 29th is National Puzzle Day...what's something you've found puzzling recently?
My youngest has been extremely fussy lately. And I wish I knew what was wrong. :(

4. Jigsaw, crossword, acrostic, logic, sudoku, word search...what's your favorite kind of puzzle, and when did you last work one?
I like crossword, word search and sudoku. The last time I worked on one coming home from visiting family.

5. Recently a write by the name of Amy Glass ruffled feathers with a post she wrote saying she looks down on young women with husbands and kids and she's not sorry. Among other things, she says women will be equal with men when we stop saying house work and real work are equally important. You can read the whole piece by clicking here.

What say you? Do you think men and women are equal in the 21st century? Why or why not?

6. What's a product you've noticed in the grocery store that you'd like to try, but haven't yet?
Hmm... I'm not sure. 

7. The author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) was born this week in 1832 (January 27th). Which character from his celebrated novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, would you most like to meet, and why? Here's a link to a character list if you need help on this one.
I think I would like to meet the Cheshire Cat or Alice herself.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
We got 7-12 inches of snow overnight/this morning.

30 Days of Me Challenge (Day 29)

Day 29: What were your three favorite toys/games as a child?

When me and my siblings would stay at my Grama and Popa's house we would play hide and seek with our Uncle Ted. I think this is one of my absolute favorite games that I played.

My favorite toys were barbie dolls. We had a suitcase full of barbies and accessories to go with them. Me and my sisters played with them almost daily. 

Another game that I enjoyed as a child was playing UNO with my grama. I loved to play, and boy was I a cheater! She almost never caught on to when I would cheat. :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 1.28.14

Everyday Ruralty

1. Have you tried any DIY cleaning products or skin care products from the many recipes on the internet?
I recently made sugar scrubs.

2. Do you like to enter sweepstakes, giveaways, or prize drawings?
giveaways and prize drawings are what I like to enter.

3. How often do you visit your local library?  Do you have a local library?
We don't go to the library often enough. We do have a local library.

4. Do you have a simple mobile phone or one that does lots of things?
I have a smartphone. So, it does to quite a bit of things. :)

5. Tell me something new or interesting. Please :)
We are expecting anywhere from 2-12 inches of snow tonight/tomorrow.

30 Days of Me Challenge (Day 28)

Day 28: What is your love language?

I don't know what this question means...

Help me out?

Monday, January 27, 2014

30 Days of Me Challenge (Day 27)

Day 27: What is your favorite part of your body and why?

Where I had problems with the last prompt this one makes up for it. 

My favorite part of my body would have to be my breasts. I think that they are the perfect size and I wouldn't trade them for anything. That and my height. I am not too tall and I'm not that short either. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

30 Days of Me Challenge (Day 26)

Day 26: What popular notion do you think the world has wrong?


I don't know. I really don't know how to answer this question. Sorry. 

Sunday Social 1.26.14


1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
Probably 7th or 8th grade.

2. What are your top 3 favorite beauty products?
Mascara, eye liner, and eye shadow.

3. What is one makeup product you don't leave home without?
Lip gloss.

4. What is your daily beauty routine?
Brush my hair, Brush my teeth.

5. What is your favorite hair/makeup product you've discovered in the last year?
Cantu daily oil moisturizer. 

Sunday Stealing 1.26.14

Ask Me Meme

1. What was the last argument you had about?
I don't remember, probably something stupid.

2. How long is your longest relationship?
I'm going on five years with my hubby. :)

3. What is something not many people know about you?
Hmm... That I am really quiet?

4. Two truths and a lie. Go.

5. Do you believe in fate/destiny?
Yes, I do. :)

6. Where is somewhere you've always wanted to live?
Hawaii. :)

7. Has there ever been a song that made you cry?
Yes, there have been many. The one lately is Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift. My kiddos are growing up way to fast! I wish that I could slow it down.

8. Do you jump/scare easily?
No, I don't think so.

9. Which birthday has been your favorite?
Hmm... I think the one when my mom and dad made my birthday a scavenger hunt. I can't remember how old I was turning, I just remember having a scavenger hunt. 

10. Have you ever been pulled over? Arrested?
Nope and Nope.

11. Have you ever been to a fortune teller?
Does a palm reader count?

12. What's your favorite series of books?
Harry Potter and Twilight Saga

13. Who is someone that you think knows the most about you outside of family?
Chris, Christian, and Krysta.

14. What is the weirdest thing you've eaten?
Sushi and Frog Legs

15. List one of your quirks.

16. State one bad habit of yours.
Nail biting.

17. Has a scary movie ever given you nightmares?
Yes, many times.

18. When was the last time you got your hair done in a salon?
November for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. 

19. What was the last thing you did with your friends?
Watched the two football games that would determine the superbowl teams.

20. What's something that you like to do that others might see as weird?
Window shop. :)

21. What was the last trip you took?
When we flew back home last summer.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

30 Days of Me Challenge (Day 25)

Day 25: If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?

Hmm... If I could have dinner with anyone in history I think that I would want to have dinner with Helen Keller. I would want to have dinner with her because she was an inspiration to me when I was learning how to sign. I have always thought that it was neat how she signed into another persons hand. 

What I would have to eat would be a either a three course seafood meal or a five course fondue meal. Both of which I really like. :)

Shoe Lust Saturday 1.25.14


Tan short high heel boots

Caramel high heels boots.THESE ARE HOTT!

High Heeled Boots

cute high heel boots

Six Word Saturday 1.25.14

Where Did The Nice Weather Go?

Saturday 9 - I Will Always Love You

1. The Bodyguard is the best-selling movie soundtrack ever and this is the song most often associated with Whitney Houston. Is it on you iPod/mp3 player?
No, it isn't. But I love this song. :)

2. In the movie, Rachel (Whitney) sings "I Will Always You" after she realizes she can never see Frank (Kevin Costner) again. What song reminds you of a past love?
"Girls Don't Like Boys" by Good Charlotte reminds me of my very first love. 

3. Despite the movie's and the song's overwhelming popularity, Whitney Houston was awarded a Razzie Award as the worst actress of 1992. What's the most recent criticism you received?
Hmm.. The most recent criticism that I received? I can't remember. Must not have bothered me.

4. On the bright side, share the last compliment you received.
I think the last compliment that I received was something along the lines of Lyric behaving while out and about.

5. In the 1980's when Whitney first burst onto the scene, a trendy woman wore big hair, big bows and big shoulder pads. Can you think of anything you wore that was fashionable at the time, but looking back, makes you cringe? (An embarrassing photo to accompany your answer would be nice!)
I think it would be the time that I got a perm. I had long and thick hair. I thought at the time that I really liked it. But now, when I think back, I can't believe that I did it. Sorry, I don't have a picture.

6. When this song was popular, cell phones were uncommon and Facebook was unheard of. Which has had a bigger impact on your life -- smart phones or social networking ?
I think cell phones, as I was big into sports and extra curricular activities and needed to be able to get in contact with my mom. Not necessarily smart phones. I wasn't that into them for a long time along with social networking. The only reason I really got into social networking was to keep in touch with friends. And at the time that was MySpace. I still have it, but don't remember my login stuff. Now it's Facebook and Blogging and most of that is for my family and friends since I live across the country from them. 

7. Whitney's marriage to Bobby Brown left many people shaking their heads. Whitney and Bobby's daughter recently married the young man who was raised as her brother. Have you ever been in a relationship your friends/family didn't approve of?
Yes, there have been a few relationships that my family didn't approve of. 

8. Whitney Houston's grave marker reads, "I Will Always Love You," so obviously her family is very proud of the success of this recording. How would you like to be remembered?
I don't know how I want to be remembered. I just hope that my family and friends know that I love them.

9. Whitney was born in Newark, the largest city in New Jersey. It's a major air, rail, and shipping hub, and it's in the Eastern Time Zone. Have you ever been to Newark ... or any town in New Jersey?
Nope, never been. But I would love to go. I want to go to Carlo's bakery and get some of their delicious desserts. :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday 5 - Alternate Uses

1. A sticky note is supposed to be used for sticking notes temporarily to stuff. What's a different way you've used a sticky note?
I've used them as book marks

2. Plastic cutlery is supposed to be used for moving food from a plate to your mouth a few times before being discarded. What's a different way you've used plastic cutlery?
To serve.

3. Books are supposed to be for reading. What's a different way you've used a book?

4. A file folder is supposed to be used for holding and organizing important papers. What's a different way you've used a file folder?
I haven't used them for something else yet.

5. A shoe is an article of clothing meant for wearing on a foot. What's a different way you've used a shoe?
Bug killer. More like spider killer.

Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun 1.24.14

Feeling Beachie

The Statements:
1. ______ always makes me ______.
2. If one song represents how I feel right now it is _________.
3. In 2013 my biggest challenge was _______ and made me _______.
4. I feel ______ about making New Year's resolutions.

My Answers:
1. Watching the kiddos play always makes me happy.
2. If one song represents how I feel right now it is Love the Way You Lie.
3. In 2013 my biggest challenge was being a new mom to now two kiddos and made me happy.
4. I feel ehh about making New Year's Resolutions.

30 Days of Me Challenge (Day 24)

Day 24: Describe your first job.

My first job I was working in a Nursing Home. Actually it all started as volunteering. But my from my volunteering I got my first job. I worked as a receptionist at the nursing home that I volunteered at for years. I loved working there. I worked at times as a receptionist and then other times I worked in the activity department. I answered the phones, did computer work, paper work, and best of all conversed with the residents. I loved my residents. When I worked in the activity department I did paper work, called bingo, exercised with the residents, and served ice cream. I think that I had more fun in the activity department than anything that I have done. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Random Pictures From Our Day

We had a pretty good day today. Although, I woke up with a terrible headache. The kiddos woke up about 0730, Michael thought that he was still tired and wanted to sleep some more. So me and Lyric came out into the living room and cuddled while watching a movie. After a little while though, she was done cuddling and wanted to play a little bit. So, she played with her kitchen stuff and I laid on the sofa while watching her and a movie. I got rid of my headache! :) Michael decided that it was time to get up.

We went about our day. Nothing big happened. Stayed inside as it has been bitter cold out.

Here are some random pictures from this evening. :)

Lyric "Roaring"

Mikey carrying a sock on his shoulder. (he put it there)

Lyric snuggling in her blanket from her Godmother for Christmas.

Mikey ramming his car back and forth and back and forth into the toys.

Making faces at mommy while taking pictures. :)

Mikey was coming after my camera, so I got a picture of him. Love his face! Bright flashes were coming from my camera. 

I love getting to spend my days with these two kiddos. :)

Our First Tea Party

This evening we had our first tea party. Lyric and I started our tea party with just the two of us and her two baby dolls. Then Once we started to set out the plates and cups Mikey decided that he would join us. He just had a little bit of sibling rivalry going on. 

After Lyric took all that she could from Mikey messing with her tea party she messed it up to the max. She scattered everything on the floor too. 

After our rivalry session, we moved the tea party to the picnic table. 

Here are some pictures of just Mikey and what he was doing during the tea party.

And then there is Lyric... Boy, was she having fun!

30 Days of Me Challenge (Day 23)

Day 23: List your top 3 hobbies and why you love them.

I think my first top hobby that I enjoy is playing my flute and piccolo. Although, I haven't played it in a while. I love playing my flute. I can't explain the joy that I get from playing. It is something that I love. And something that I don't ever want to give up. 

Another hobby that I enjoy is baking. I love to bake. I just love it. There is no doubt about that. I think my favorite thing to bake are cookies. I think that I love to bake because it is fun and it is something that I can get Lyric to help with. She enjoys to help me bake and when I'm not looking she likes to steal the cookie dough. Like mother, like daughter. :)

A third hobby that I enjoy is coloring. I have always enjoyed it. And Lyric loves to color as well. Although, as I am coloring my page she decides that she would rather have my page and I her page. I think that I enjoy coloring because it is enjoyable. It is fun and soothing.

Snow Day!

We had a snow storm night before last. They were saying that we were going to get anywhere between one to three inches of snow. Well, when the snow started coming down it wasn't sticking to the ground. So, I had my doubts. I didn't think that we were going to wake up and have any snow. :(

Well, I was wrong...

We ended up getting about three inches of snow. :)

It was Lyric's second time out in the snow and Michael's first time.

Lyric is making foot tracks in the snow. :)

I don't know about this 'white stuff' yet.
Whatever it is, it is cold. 

Both of my babies standing by each other, wondering what to do. 

We only lasted about ten minutes the first time we went outside. Lyric decided that she didn't want to keep her gloves on and wanted to play in the snow bare handed. She would not keep the gloves on for nothing. Well, she fell in the snow and made a snowball all bare handed. Then got hysterical because her hands and fingers were frozen. She is a lot like her daddy on that part. He hates when his hands and fingers are cold, he gets cranky too. :) 

Then, when Mikey took his nap, me and Lyric went out and built ourselves a snowman. :) It was our first snowman that we built together. The only thing that could have made the experience better was having Chris there to help us.