Thursday, December 31, 2009

Apple bottoms jeans..nope padded bottom shorts!

Forget the Apple bottoms jeans and the boots with the fur. Last night I rocked the padded bike shorts and the shoes strapped to the pedals!
It was spin class round 2! The first class I took I didnt wear padded shorts. HUGE, HUGE mistake. I was rendered useless for over a week because of the butt soreness. So, I made a pricey purchase of padded shorts. And not the cheap ones padded with foam. These bad boys have a gel seat. My butt does not look cute in them and they kind of make me waddle but I love them! Check the out the padding...its like sitting on a pillow!

I was very uncomfortable in them at first, I thought EVERYONE could tell I padded my butt as soon as I walked in to the gym. When I got into the spin room and sat on my bike I was so impressed. My bum did not scream out in pain like last time. I made it through the 50 min class with a smile on my face! The instructor came up to me and asked if I work out a lot because this class didnt look like it was phasing me.  I think my cheezy grin threw her off. It was phasing was a very good class. I was just smiling because my wonderful padded butt shorts! Best money I ever spent!
Uncomfortable Bike seat-1 (Stupid first class)
Melissa-1 (Thank you adidas shorts)
Belly class may always have one up on me but I have evened the score for spin, I will win this battle!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday's Tips....

Here we go..Round 2! Once again, if you are offended by these, I am sorry. But this are my tips that I feel the need to share!

1. White eyeliner....not ok! We are not in Junior High anymore!

2. Glitter. If you are not working a NOT, I repeat, do NOT wear glitter!

3. Animal prints. I love them! I really do. However, you have to be very careful when trying to wear animal prints. The rules are as followed.

You may only wear one article of clothing that is animal print!
Your pants, leggins, or tights should NEVER be animal prints.
(I saw animal print skinny jeans in Target and about died!)
Bright neon colored animal prints are generally a bad idea.
Its almost 2010 people...not 1983!

4. Once again I feel the need to talk about leggins. I do think they are cute when worn right. Your shirt needs to cover your butt when you wear leggins. Think tunic style shirt, or mini dress. I dont want to see your butt in leggins. Especially your underwear lines! Unless you are a size 2, no ones butt looks good in tight leggins. Cover that up!

5. Jeans tucked into your boots...I love it! If done right. You must buy skinny jeans to tuck into your boots. (Unless in the snow when you are just trying to keep your jeans dry) The bunch up denim look ruins the adorableness of the boots!

6. This is a HUGE pet peeve for me, so much so that I have chills just writing this eye eyeliner!! Oh Geeze...I want to take a q-tip to the outer corner of the eye and wipe that hideous crap off! I love me some eyeliner, I wear it everyday. But when you try to do that outer corner flip..i cringe. Here is a photo as an example. If your eyes look like this go to the bathroom right now and wash it off!!

7. Here is a tip for anyone who posts pictures on myspace/facebook/hi5/blogger...anywhere.
Please don't put a picture of yourself up with a caption saying "I look so horrible, fat, hideous, etc" Let's be honest here, if you thought you looked that bad you wouldn't post that picture!! HELLO!! I take bad pictures more times than not, I don't post them! My feeling on this is if you are posting those pictures, you actually think you look good and you want your ego stroked by anyone who see's it. I'm sorry I am not going to say, "Oh, so and so, you don't look fat you look amazing!" No, from now on I will say, "Oh I totally look horrible in this picture, you should take it down before you are charged with an act of terrorism. It's just wrong to terrorize us with that picture!"

8. Orange tans Jersey Shore style. Some spray tans look very natural...the spray bottled tan for Walgreens/CVS does not. Orange is only a good look on a cheeto. Leave it to the snack foods!

9. Arm band tattoos on women. Oh Pamela Anderson you started a disgusting trend. I love tattoos, I have a couple. I even like arm tattoos on women. But I think if your going to get an arm tattoo you need to fully commit and get at least a half sleeve. There is no such thing as a dainty arm band. The tattoo artist who told you it looks girly lied..he wanted your $75.00.

10. Clip on hair extensions. Just because Jessica Simpson put her name on cheap extensions doesn't make them ok. She doesn't use them so you shouldn't either! If you want extensions stop being cheap and go pay a professional to do them. Other wise you will look like JWoww on Jersey Shore!

Those are the tips today! Check back next week for some more brutally honest tips!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The crazy cold white stuff called snow....

We have a crap-ton of it! I'm a California Girl, born and raised. This stuff is cold, and I hate having wet muddy pants! We did have some fun playing in it this weekend. My parents have a huge backyard that backs up to a elementary school. The kids had a blast! (Minus Emerson, being cold is not her thing) It is the most snow I have ever seen in person!! Enjoy a few pictures of our snow filled weekend!

Our Family
Hiking the "Sliding Bowls" back up.

With Daddy's help....

....They made it over the little hill and into the school.


I was yelling at him to stop walking..I just KNEW he was up to something!
And down I go...Husband of the year award goes to Jason!
At least he helped me up!
Me and my little sister.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday's Tips.

I am going to start giving out my tips on Tuesdays. I will warn you...this may offend some. If one of my tips offends you, then what you are doing is probably wrong and you should stop doing it. Or put your big girl panties on and deal with it.

1. Once you hit your 20's, you can no longer have any crayon colored streaks in your hair.
2. Just because they make skinny jeans in all sizes, doesn't mean we should all wear them.
3. If you and your husband are fighting, changing your facebook/myspace status to divorced does not mean you are divorced.
4. Sunglasses are for your eyes when its bright outside. They are not a headband. They sell headbands at any store...even the grocery store. You will never be cool enough to wear sunglasses at night. Take them off of your head and put them where they belong.
5. Please stop taking 100 pictures of yourself in the dressing rooms at the store. If you didn't buy it, you dont need to post pictures of yourself wearing it.
6. Kissy face pictures are for 12 year olds. You are only allowed 1.
7. If you have the time to clean yourself up and look presentable...please at least do the same for your child.
8. None of us are on The Real Housewives of what ever random city they are in, stop dressing like them.
9. I dont care how much you paid for your boobs, i dont need to see them hanging out of your shirt.
10. If you are wearing a black shirt please dont wear white shoes.
11. Ankle socks with tennis shoes and capris are only ok at the gym. Please buy the wonderful invention called No-Show socks.
12. I understand boots and jean skirts are cute...snow boots and jean skirts are not. Just glance at a mirror before you leave the house.
13. You can not wear every "in" trendy item at once. For example, leggins, boots, belt around the waist,scarf and a hat can not all be worn together.
14. Girls, when you go out to eat with a Ordering a side salad with no dressing is not cute. He doesnt want to spend $10.00 on a bowl of plain lettuce. He knows you do eat, fart and poop. You arent fooling anyone.
15. If you can not name at least 1 player on the are not allowed to wear their jerseys.

Thanks for reading Tuesday's Tip round 1! Check back next week for some more brutally honest tips!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Belly Dancer.....not this lady!

Belly Dancing
Sounds exotic right?!
It is....
If your thin, beautiful and coordinated.
I tried it....I suck.
Here is how I came about trying to shake my jello rolls.
I hurt my knee so I cant do the elliptical.
I saw sign ups for Belly Dancing and I thought,
"OOOhhhh, Thats sounds like fun, I love to shake what my momma gave me"
I figured all you do is shake your stuff so my knee would be fine.
Crazy instructor lady with the bright red tacky flowers in her hair tried to kill me.
First, they hand you this sash with those horrid coins on them.
Yeah, I had to find one to fit my hips....nice ego bashing there.
We start off and I realize holding my hands above my head doing weird snake like moves KILLS.
I felt like i was bench pressing my husband.
Then the hips shaking started.
She had us turning in weird circles and line dancing.
There is something wrong with feeling the fat in your butt jiggle that bad DURING a workout.
Made me very thankful for the hideous coin covered sash to hide it.
No one deserved to see that.
After the 50 minute class was over, My body hurt and I realized I am not as coordinated as I thought.
Don't get me wrong I can drop it like its hot.
I can not look sexy trying to belly dance.
I know....because I had to do this in front of a mirror.
I have to say Belly Dancing-1
Poor Chunky uncoordinated mom of 3 with the bum knee-0

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let me introduce Last Call....

Last Call would be my Fan-flippin-tastic Jersey Shore Nick Name.
Thats right....Last call!
S-Pop over at My Life in 3D shared this website with me.
I suggest you all go get a Jersey Shore nickname!
By the way, Jason's nickname was Hard Hat!
I love it!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Religion and School?

Jaidyn my first grader came home this week with paperwork and artwork she did at school. Like always, I take it out of her awesome Jonas Brothers backpack and check it out. I was a little surprised by what I saw. She learned all about Kwanzaa. I asked her what she learned about it, heres our conversation,

Jaidyn, what is this? (Pointing to a kwanzaa art paper)
Mommy, thats all about Kwanzaa
(She said it more like, KAH- wan- ZEEAH)
What is Kwnazaa, Jaidyn?
Some weird holiday kind of like Christmas.
Oh really? Did you learn about Christmas?
No, but I already know mom!!
Oh, do you, why do we celebrate Christmas?
(Her hand on her hip, rolling her eyes at me)
Because Jesus was born!
They didn't teach you that at school sissy?
No, they talked about Santa...some people believe he brings gifts if your good,
but Justin was really bad so if Santa was real he wouldnt get ANY!!
Jaidyn, does santa bring you gifts?
No, Santa is pretend! Hes like a clown who helps celebrate Jesus.
Did you tell anyone at school he's pretend? (We talked about this)
NO Mommy! You told me I couldnt tell them their clothes don't match or that Santa isnt real!
Are you going to learn about the birth of Jesus at school?
Probably (She says it probaby) not. Sometimes they don't teach us important stuff.

So, my question is, if they are going to teach about one religion, shouldn't they teach about all? We are Christian, I am raising my children Christian but I do want them to have an understanding about other religions. Mainly because when they get questioned about their beliefs I want them to be able to intelligently talk about it. I don't want people to think they are Christian because that is all they know. Just like I don't want people to think I am republican because I don't know anything. I study both sides of Politics and I have studied many other religions. But, I don't think the schools should teach anything about it. At least not until the kids are older to have a discussion about their views. In first grade can we keep it to simple math and reading.

And to let you know why we don't teach them about Santa it's because one day they do learn he isn't real. I didn't want them to question if Jesus is real or if we made him up too. And yes, I have had to talk to Jaidyn about not telling other people they don't match. She is a little fashionista, there have been time I have come down the stairs and she points at me up and down and says, "Umm, no. You need to change." My 6 year old is a spitfire! A very nicely dressed spitfire!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesdays.....Almost as bad as Mondays.

Oh Tuesday, I hate you! Now on to my ramblings.

Saturday we went to the P&G Christmas party. It was fun, nice to get dressed up and open bar!  We got gift baskets with laundry soap, toilet paper, swifter, cleaner....Gotta love P&G products! Funny story from that night, we were in a ballroom next to a wedding. While I was in the restroom the bride came in with red wine all over her dress. The maid of honor spilled her glass down the bride. (I would have elbow dropped her right there.) I felt so bad for the bride so I ran and got my trusty bottle of tide and we got the red wine out. Jason said we should have grabbed the marketing team and told them about it. Maybe they can give him a little bonus for it. Haha! Here is a picture from that night.

I have been thinking a lot lately about appropriate gym attire. I sold my elliptical and I am spending that money on workout clothes. I had one pair of yoga pants and I hate washing them after every workout. I have noticed a lot of women at the gym in full makeup and their hair done. I think thats overkill. Yes, I have makeup on when I go, if its in the evening. Its just the makeup I had on during the day. I wont retouch and I sweat so much the makeup is pretty much gone at the end of my workout. I also take off some of my eye makeup if i wore a lot that day. What is too much for the gym? At what point do you look like a gym rat who is on the prowl for one of those very nice muscular men there? By the way...if you have lipstick on, for the love of all that is holy, wipe it off! Lipstick in a gym is way too much! I will make fun of you for that one. Just a its fair game! Opinions please......

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New products!

I didn't want to use my blog as a way to promote my business. So this will not happen often but I did get some new bows up for the holidays! I also just ordered Kstate, KU and MU ribbon for BBall! And I have to warn you..if I see a bow on someone's site that has been might get called out! (I'm tired of ignoring it)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday Thoughts on Tiger.

Tiger Woods.
30 days ago, if someone said Tiger Woods you thought, Amazing Golfer.
Someone says Tiger now you think, Cheating Bastard.
When the story first broke Tiger was quoted saying..
"Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions."

I totally agreed with this statement....until like 35 more women came out of the woodwork. Really Tiger?! You owe the world an explanation now! If you dont want to explain your wrong doings....then dont become famous. Sorry! And Kudos to his wife for handling it...beating a golfer with his own clubs! Love It!

And to all the celebrity men who want to cheat on their wives....really, a waitress in LA or Vegas? You think she is a waitress by choice. No, she is waiting for her big break. And guess what she just got via your pants!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Screaming, crying and puking!

A quick recap of the past few days. I did the kids pictures for our Christmas Card. It involved a lot of screaming and crying and Emerson running away from us! I could NOT get a decent picture for our card so I went with what I got. It is by far my favorite card we have ever done!!!!

I also have been busting my butt working out at home for the past couple months. I have gotten some results but needed more. We finally joined a gym and I am so excited. The gym we joined has so many things for the kids too that are free to members. Dance, Karate, Swim., etc. I also decided to do a spin class.....Holy Crap!!! It was hardcore, i wanted to die, i literally wanted to be struck dead right there. I ended up throwing up a little bit but it was so worth it. I made it..i finished the 50 minute class!! Next class I will be wearing padded shorts. The pain in my butt has been unreal. I will take healing from childbirth to bike seat pain any day!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, November 30, 2009

I can do it!

I made the tamales and they were wonderful!

Pork cooked in green sauce and shredded.

All the ingreidents needed.

 I had to search all over to find these!!

Corn Husks soaking in water.

Spread masa mixture on husks and add spoonful of meat.

Steam for 1 hour!
I was so happy with the way these turned out! They tasted like the ones from back home!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jumping in with both feet...

One of the things I miss from back home (Modesto, CA) is homemade tamales. It was normal for people to knock on your door selling tamales. We would always buy tons! There is nothing like a good tamale. Well, I miss those. We found someone out here who sold some and they were HORRIBLE! It was a devastating blow. The other day I decided I'm going to make my own tamales. This is going to be a daunting task. I have never worked with lard before and making the masa seems tricky. If its not the perfect consistancy your tamale will be like a rock. Its going to be trial and error today in my house. Wish Me Luck!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Not a wordless wednesday....

I can describe my wednesday in one word...or sound

(Screams while bangs head on wall)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

10 Things

I have read this post on a few blogs lately (My Life in 3D & Mama Donna Hey!)and of course I wanted to join in as well! These are 10 things I cannot live without!

1. My coffee. It's a big thing around my house. I love coffee in all forms!

2. My phone. Jason never answers his phone when I call him. But he will always answer a text.

3.  Chapstick. Now that I wear a partial on the bottom my lips always get chapped. I don't know why a partial would cause that but it does. I will have a panic attack if I don't have chapstick with me.

4. The baby gate. Our front room is up stairs (Split level house) Without this gate Emme would have taken a tumble at some point. I only wish we would have purchased another one for the stairs going up to our master. We can't keep her off of those!

5.  The high chair!!! We would not be able to feed her without it. She's always on the go!

6.  Biosilk Silk Therapy. I have frizzy hair and this makes my hair feel wonderful. It also works great on my legs after I shave.

7. My glasses. I am pretty much blind without them. I have prescription sunglasses as well. I'd like to thank my Aunt Patti for supplying me with name brand frames! So far I have Juicy, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, and Valentino. I'm hoping for some more for Christmas...when you HAVE to wear glasses, you should at least make a statement with them!

8. My Laptop. I won't even use our desktop anymore.

9. The elliptical. I have it in the dining room. And yes, I know that it looks tacky there..but you try sitting at the table eating junk with that right in front of you! Once we put it there I have used it so much more!! I'm on that thing at least 5 times a week! (Thanks to my No excuses girls on MMT)

10. I saved the best for last! My Kids!! I cannot imagine life without them!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Not quite on the picture to make it bigger!

I think I am ready!

I'm back! I'm ready to start blogging again. I know you are sitting there clapping your hands and doing a happy dance. What inspired me to make my re-entry to the blogging world was reading someones blog yesterday, (My life in 3D) she was talking about the kinds of friends there are in life. I sat down and wondered what kind of friend am I? I came to the conclusion that I am the friend of convenience. And what does this mean? Well, I am a hairstylist who no longer works in a salon, so it amazes me who wants to be my friend when their roots are bad. I run a online boutique, people always want to be my friend when they need a bow and would like a discount. People want to be my friend when they need someone to watch their kids. People want to be my friend when there is no one else better to call. I'm reliable and convenient. This was a hard pill to swallow. I really noticed that lack of friendships I have when Emerson was in the hospital. (more on that next post) I was supposed to bring plates for Jaidyns hallowwen party. Jaidyn didnt go to school that day because we were at the hospital with Emerson. So I was going to have my sister drop of the plates for me but I culdnt get ahold of her. It hit me then, I dont have anyone I can call and ask them to bring paper plats to the school for me. Talk about a wakeup call, your baby is in a hospital bed with ivs in her arm in an isolation room and you just realized you dont have anyone you can call for a simple favor. Life sucked at that moment.

Monday, February 16, 2009

On my way to a rockin' bod!

Alright, I feel like I have spent my 20's pregnant or feeling ugly because I was pregnant. (Ok, granted I am only 25..but I FEEL old) I have made the commitment to get rid of the extra weight. I have cut out all sodas (This is soo hard for me, I HATE water) I cut back my portions.(Also sucks) I LOVE my foods so I am not really eating diet foods, just MUCH MUCH smaller portions. Is it bad when my 4 month old butterball starts to resemble a juicy ham? My goal is to lose 25-30 lbs. (I'd also like the stretch marks to magically disappear) Jason and I want to do something nice for our wedding anniversary this year. (We have never spent one alone together...this will be number 8) I want to be at my ideal weight by then. (Sorry, im not sharing the actual numbers) If I can get to my goal by summer I WILL wear a 2 piece!!! I will just have to sit here and look at food porn while munching on a carrot stick and chanting...I will look good, I will look good......

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Where have I been?!

I started my own business...woo hoo! I now have a online boutique. However my website blows. I've been doing all my business through My Mommy Time, facebook, and myspace. I am making bows. Checkout my myspace for picture of Miss Emerson wearing alot of them!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Little Chunk

Saturday, January 10, 2009

10 inches....gone!

I did it!! I cut my hair! I did it on New Years Eve. I wanted to start the new year feeling good! I'm so happy I did it. I cut off 10 inches!!! And I colored it! Heres a picture!!