Wednesday, June 29, 2011

You Never Know...

What will be in a boy's pocket! Laundry has officially taken over my house. Between pj's, exercise clothes, swim trunks & everyday clothing I can't seem to get the laundry caught up. My goal for the summer is to one day see the floor!

Does laundry rule your house too?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Calgon Take Me Away...PLEASE!!!!

This is the first summer that we haven't had a pool and the boys are driving me crazy! I think that their ages (12 & 10) are contributing to my insanity, they fight constantly about everything!!! They follow me around like little lost puppies, I literally can't turn around without stepping on one of them!

If I hear one more person in this family tell me what they want or that something hurts I'm going to officially lose my mind, this includes my loving husband ;)

I read a post on FB this week that said, "for the husband & kids it's a vacation, for the Mom it's a business trip", no truer words have ever been spoken!

I need a vacation from summer break!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Price of Beauty

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

I have always loved beauty products. I think the reason is they always fit and you look good in them no matter what your size. I try to order my products during the Neiman Marcus beauty events, I save the samples to use when I run out of my favorite product or for travelling. I was needing moisturizer this week so I pulled out my stash of samples and tried Sisley's Sisleya Global Anti-Age, I couldn't believe how my skin looked in just three short days, WOW, what a difference! Tonight I sat down to place an order at Neiman's and thought I would add a jar of this wonder cream, I should have known that something so lush would cost an arm and a leg but $460 is crazy! I don't mind paying top dollar for a great product but we just remodeled our new house and are getting ready to build an extra garage & pool so I did what any red-blooded American woman would do, I searched eBay until I found affordable Sisley samples for $30.

What are some of your tricks for saving money on beauty products?

Would you pay $460 for a jar of "wonder cream"? I'm beginning to think that I might if it saves me from having a face-lift!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Favorite Quick Meal

Busy summer days often lead us to ordering pizza. On days when I feel we have eaten way too much junk this is my favorite go-to meal: steamed broccoli, microwavable sweet potatoes, frozen grilled fish and Sister Schubert parker house rolls, this can be on the table in about 20 minutes & it's a very healthy meal. What are some of your favorite quick meals?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fabulous Blog Alert

OMG, I stumbled upon Miss Janice and I'm in love!! I want to be this lady when I grow up, she is fabulous!! If you love all things preppy & southern hop on over to her blog.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Weekend

We spent Saturday celebrating this handsome little guy's 5th birthday! Jonathan is a very special little person in our lives, not only is he my first cousin he is also our godson and we love him dearly. His party was an explosion of fun, literally! I'll post photos once his Mom sees them, in the mean time go checkout his party on her blog.

Happy Father's Day to the most amazing Dad in the world!!! He is always there for our sons and I'm thankful that they have him and I hope that they are as good of a father to their children as he is to them. We had planned on going to RedLobster for lunch but Daddy was hungry and we ate BK instead, you gotta know Tom he would rather have a hamburger & fries any day, LOL!

After we came home from our "nice" lunch he moved every one's yard in our neighborhood on his Father's Day present!

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's Been Along Time...

Conley Bottom Marina on Lake Cumberland at Sunset

The last month of my life is like a blur, I can't begin to describe to you what our family calender has been like! Finally, school is out (YEAH), we are moved (DOUBLE YEAH), and everyone is happy!!!

Our new home and neighborhood are truly a blessing! We love it here, the views of the mountains are beautiful, the wildlife is amazing and our neighbors are the best! I feel settled for the first time in years, I hope we don't have to move for years to come.

Life is good and all is right with our little family!!