April 28, 2008

took this right before realizing her lip was really swollen

About two hours before I took this little video of Baby Love, she had fallen outside on the deck. She had a bit of blood in her mouth, but we wiped it up and washed her hands and she was raring to go right back outside. She LOVES to be outside, as most toddlers do. After watching her have fun in the sandbox, I realized her lip was pretty swollen and upon further inspection, her front tooth was slightly wiggly. I started researching online and kept coming up with all sort of scary things like baby root canals and dead teeth. My friend called right after I discovered it and she suggested I call the emergency pediatric dentist phone number. Which I did. The very sweet gal on the other end, calmed my nerves. We set up an appointment for Baby Love's first visit to the dentist. Tomorrow. The swelling has gone down and she's been on a soft diet since Saturday. Last night when I brushing her teeth, things looked okay, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed all will be fine.

April 26, 2008

unaccompanied camera fun

Miss O discovered my unattended camera sitting on my desk and decided her kitty needed her picture taken. . . . . .

April 23, 2008

ring the bell

So upon our first visit to the veterinary office with Angus, the doctor told me about bell training him. He told me to get a bell and hang in on the door. Then we were to teach Angus to ring the bell every time he needs to out to pee. Crazy I thought!! But I bought some ribbon and a couple bells to hang on the door. Every time we took Angus out, we had him ring the bell before we stepped outside. Although, it took him six months to go down the stairs (damn those short legs) he picked up the whole bell thing fairly quickly. He now rings the bell on his own to tell us he wants to go outside. Smart puppy!! Well, the other day I was flipping through a Real Simple magazine and I found this. Although mine isn't as pretty, it only cost me roughly 4 bucks. If you are thinking about doing this with your dog . . . . it really works.

April 21, 2008

knock, knock

Whose there?
Juno who?
Juno who!!!
Juno it's me so stop asking!

I finally saw Juno last night. A few of us gals gathered in front of the tv in AD's living room and watched together. I was surprised at how funny it was. The dry sarcastic humor is totally my style and I giggled through the movie. It was a light hearted take on a teen pregnancy with a happy ending.

Other movies I recently watched in my living room:

1. The Painted Veil: somewhat slow but I couldn't take my eyes off it.
2. Sweeny Todd: not what I expected, but love Johnny Depp in just about everything.
3. I am Legend: again, totally not what I expected, it was okay.
4. Beowulf: blah, pass!
5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: the kids loved it.
6. Enchanted: Miss O was in Enchanted heaven.
7. Reign Over Me: yawn . . . .
8. Stardust: might just possibly be my new Princess Bride.
9. Atonement: glad I didn't go to the theater to see it, just okay.
10. The Brave One: predictable

Movies I've seen in the last few months not in my living room:

1. Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day: fast paced cuteness, fun.
2. Horton Hears a Who: didn't live up to my Dr. Seuss expectations but it was cute.

he thinks he's a watch dog

handy hubby

Everyone should get one!

The J-Man textured, primed and painted the bathroom walls this weekend. I love the color and I can't wait to see it without all the plastic. All the big messy jobs are officially done. Woohoo!!! Now it just all installation. J ordered the lights and I'm eager to see them up. Then we just have the shower door, toilet and mirrors to order/buy and install. Good job babe!!

April 19, 2008


HELP, I'm bored. Good for a giggle.

April 18, 2008

love your skin

I just recently discovered Boots botanics skincare products at Target and I am hooked.
My favorites are:

The face scrub is really great and I have been using it in the shower everyday . . . .

well, every day I take a shower that is.I used the clay mask for the first time this morning. The gray-green colored liquid is a little scary at first but it dries and is great for oily/combination skin. Once rinsed, your skin will feel so soft. I love it!

April 12, 2008

lost tooth . . . . literally

At three and half months away from his seventh birthday, Wonder Boy finally lost his first tooth. And by saying he lost his first tooth, I literally mean he lost it. Yesterday. At the park. Gone forever. Lost somewhere between the brightly colored play equipment and hog fuel that lies on the ground. Never to be found. Wonder Boy didn't seem too upset when he yelled "MOM!" and slid down the fireman pole with a lollipop in his mouth all in one moment. As he came running up to me with his two buddies in tow he told me lost his tooth. "Wow! Really? Where is it?" I asked. He replied, "NO, really I lost it and I can't find it." I told him to try to retrace his steps and see if he can locate it. With the excitement of playing with friends, he didn't try very hard to find it and was occupied running around. So I didn't worry about it too much. After we got home and things calmed down, Wonder Boy realized he didn't have an actual tooth to leave for the tooth fairy and broke down. Luckily, she left him a very nice note telling him the Tooth Fairy investigation team had found it and confirmed it was in fact his tooth.

April 11, 2008

for wendy

What a difference some furniture rearranging does . . . .



My friend Wendy, home stager extraordinaire, came over yesterday to give me some tips and advice. Our home is a tri-level and the downstairs is pretty much a waste land for "don't know what do withs" and a semi office for the J-man. I can't tell you how many times I have rearranged furniture and switched out furniture trying to get an arrangement that looked nice. Wendy took one look and voila, the result. It's still a work in progress. Misc. things need to put away and cleaned up. And I think we are going to lose the shelf and I don't think the pictures above the fireplace work. They are too big. But I love it. It really works! Thanks WHW!!

April 10, 2008

murphy's law

Why is it that you spend hours cleaning and organizing your house and no body is around to see it. But as soon as your home implodes on itself, three loads of laundry are piled on the couch, toys scattered everywhere, dirty dishes are in the sink, you haven't showered and not wearing a bra is when someone "pops" over. My friends must think my house is never clean and I live like a slob. Friends - I swear my house is clean sometimes, you just aren't ever around to see it. Hey, maybe that's the trick if you don't want anybody to ever visit, just keep your house spotless.

April 9, 2008

baby lily

Congratulations goes out to one my dearest friends.
She is simply sweet! I wish I was there.

April 8, 2008


Because I was getting tired of seeing my eyeball on top, I had to post something quickly even though we've not done anything terribly exciting to blog about. I came across these silly pictures of Wonder Boy and Baby Love. Last week, while The Divine Miss O wasn't on spring break, Wonder Boy and I took Baby Love out for a cinnamon roll at a little cafe. It was fun. This week Wonder Boy is back at school and Miss O is off. Some day soon they'll be on the same break schedule.

April 6, 2008

i has me some eyebrows

I finally spent my Christmas gift certificates for the spa yesterday. I enjoyed a luxurious facial along with some torturous eyebrow and lip waxing. Yowsa!! The gal suggested I get my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted, which I had always been curious about, so we went for it. Voila! Now I actually look like I have eyebrows. I look like I'm wearing mascara too which totally cracks me up because I never wear make up. My friend asked me how I had time to put make up on so early when I showed up at hot yoga this morning. It really makes a difference.

April 4, 2008

wet day and 5 random things

The weather here has been just plain bazaar! Snow, sunshine, warmth and rain. One thing you can never do around here is rely on the weather to be a constant. It keeps you on your toes and you have to get out to enjoy the sunshine when you can.

When the sun does peeks out it has an instant affect on me to clean and organize. Wednesday in the midst of sunshine filtering through my dirty windows, I went through a bunch of old college paperwork. I had been hanging onto these old projects because I just didn't know what to do with it. I shredded the things with my name on it and recycled the rest. And I have to say it felt super good! Didn't make a big impact on the state of my house, but it was something I needed to do for a long time. A little weight was lifted.

However, today's drippy, wet, gray weather has me feeling low energy and tired. All I want to do is curl up and sleep. Ho hum! So for fun and without sinking too deep into the doldrums here's five random things about me you may not know. . . . .

  1. I love the smell of bleach! Washing whites with it because the smell fills up the house is a favorite.
  2. I hate unloading the dishwasher and folding clothes, although I don't mind filling the dishwasher up and I love doing laundry.
  3. I'm a bit of a pack rat and I have a hard time throwing things away.
  4. I love road trips and long drives to no where.
  5. I love reality TV and facials . . . . not necessarily together but how sweet that would be.


My cute sister-in-law sent me this adorable stamp a while back.
I love it! Thanks Nancy!

April 3, 2008

April 3, 2008

Today is the day! Mr. Angus Chalmers Montgomery Andrews II gets his "you-know-what" surgery. I dropped him off this morning and he was scared, not wanting to go into the room and curling up as close as he could physically get to my body. He is a bit of a wimp when it comes to needles and other such probing items. He cries like I've never heard a dog cry before. The gals at the vet's office make fun of him, but I think it just means he is a sensitive boy. And although he looks like a grown up, mature doggie with that cute beard of his, he is just still a puppy only turning six months old a few days ago.
Think of Angus today and hope all goes well. He'll be a new man by the end of this day.
Angus is home and doing well.

April 2, 2008

studio mela

I wrote previously of instant love affair I had with a print titled "c'est la vie" (meaning that's life) from a darling artist at Studio Mela. After many weeks of checking etsy to see if it had sold, I decided to buy it. It arrived in a tube Monday afternoon and I have to say I am in love with it!! I can't wait to frame it. She included a little thank you note along with the print and today I noticed she had a blog. A new favorite! I love reading about creative people's lives. It's fascinating!