Thursday, July 31, 2008
And what do I find, but a new Hershey Kiss variety....
And it's "filled with Marshmallow", which just happens to be one of my most favorite sweet things evah.
Guess I'll have to stop by Wags tomorrow and pick some up. Will you all come over and help me eat them so I can get back on the road to healthy living faster?
Would you look at that? (click on the pic to enlarge it and check out that dreamy b&w of the kiddos.... so sweet!)
We've lived in Casa de Sasha since fall of 2000, and I'm just now getting around to doing a little decorating.
I'm no Nester, but I'll give it a go. No since in living like we still live in college. We have jobs, by George, that pay us real money, and we need to live like real adults! Put stuff on the wall and shit. Act like we plan on staying put for a bit.
Let me know what you think. Do I have mad skillz or what?
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Every year, the last weekend in July is reserved for "Girls Weekend" with a group of my sorority sisters from college. I always have fun with these girls- they really know how to have a good time! We're all working moms with a lot in common and our friendship is the kind that is comfortable even if you haven't seen each other in a while.
Sadly, only 4 of our group of 6 were able to make it this year. Steph and Kris, we missed you! (And you missed a good time!)
After laying by Cory's pool all day, we headed for dinner/drinks at a local bar on the lake.
- There seemed to be a local convention for the hearing impaired. And they all came to the same bar we did. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Just an interesting choice for them- a bar that always has a good band on Saturday nights.
- The band looked heavy metal, but turned out to be totally fun dance music. Random.
Heather claims she drank 20 beers. The number grew exponentially throughout the day. I drank quite a few myself, but chose to stay shot-free as a preventative measure. Cory took "the medicine called Chasers" as her preventative measure.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Kid Rock "All Summer Long"
Totally a beer drinkin' song.
Since I'm in a state with better beer than my home state, I spent $42 on beer last night. Don't you judge me. Most of it will be going home with me tomorrow and I'll even share with Mr. Sasha.
Hell yeah to The Summer of Beer.
Friday, July 25, 2008
You must check this out. My friend Amanda shared it.
Wisely, I might add. We share the same sense of humor it seems.
P is doing much better, by the way. Dietary changes and a little Axid ought to do the trick until his tummy is back to normal.
Off to Girls Weekend 2008! See you Sunday!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
But poor Politician... still not feeling well. Going to put yet another call in to our ped's office when they reopen after lunch- 9 days is too long for a skinny little guy who barely weighs 35 pounds to be sick. His ribs are sticking out.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Mr. Sasha and I used one about 6 months ago and I set up a little money to go there each payroll as a direct deposit and it worked! We got our $125 just a few weeks later!
I've been sharing these coupons with co-workers who have had great luck with them too!
But I just noticed that it can also be used to set up an account online, so I'll be glad to share this month's code with the first person to leave me a comment with their email address!
Please comment only if you will truly use this code- I'd hate for it to go to waste!
- First direct deposit must be made within 60 days
- Account must stay open for 6 months
- Must deposit $100 of new money (money not currently held up Chase of its affiliates)
- Limit one personal checking account-related reward/premium per customer per year
- $125 will be deposited in your account 6-8 weeks after initial direct deposit is made
- Reward is considered interest and will be reported to the IRS on IRS Form 1099-INT
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Vincent Longo Pearlessence Gel Stains in Dolceaqua
Lip stains are absolutely my favorite type of products. For some reason I tend to focus on my lips when I am on a hunt for new products.
This stain is pearly (obvs) and so pretty and goes on really evenly and dries fast. It's a great summer color too.
But after I put in on today I remembered why I don't reach for it that often- a gloss topcoat just ruins it. On it's own, this stain has great staying power and is marketed as waterproof, but once you put on a gloss, it's over.
But my favorite part of a stain is being able to put a shimmery gloss on top.....
This stain dries to a basically undetectable finish, but I typically find that when I purse my lips, they stick together just a bit.
I do think I will wear this more since I re-discovered it, but am not sure that I'd buy again. It's just hard for me to not have on a glossy topcoat.
Edited to add: Well, I have lost my mind. I remembered that 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic did a review on this product, so I went back to read it, and she puts gloss on top! So I put a shimmery Lancome gloss on top about an hour ago, and it's fine! In that case, this lippie is totally back in the rotation!
So I settled on going in to the Bare Escentuals shop on 16th Street.
Now, I think I've told you before that I just can't wear BE foundation. I couldn't find a perfect shade match, it was a bit too oily for me, and worst of all, it made it itch.
But I love all their other products.
I saw their Get Started: Eyes, Cheeks, and Lips kit in Fair to Light ($49) and couldn't resist.
- Winter White Eyecolor
- Smoke Eyecolor
- Nurture Liner Shadow
- Kiss Blush
- Dolly Mini Buxom Lips
- Double-Ended Quick Color & Crease Brush
- Heavenly Liner Brush
- Tapered Blush Brush
So far, I love the eyecolors and the blush. And I am obsessed with the crease brush- I get perfect application of my darker color in the crease when I use this. Perfect.
I have not gotten brave enough to try the liner shadow and liner brush yet. The lippie I am "meh" about. I typically like more pigment for a lipcolor, but this is a nice neutral that I can slop on to run into Target or something. It does smell fabulous.
On a side note, the poor Politician is still battling his stomach woes. We went to church Sunday and he went to school Monday, but woke up this morning not feeling well. His class has a big field trip on Thursday, so I hope he feels better by then. He's really excited and I'd hate for him to have to miss that too, since he's already missed his Tball party and a birthday party.
Monday, July 21, 2008
From Target, these Xhilaration Terra Sandals are just $17.99. They are actually quite comfortable and such a bargain. Be careful, though, since the print is a multi-color floral, the first pair I picked up totally didn't go together- the left one was aqua/green and the right one was pink/grey..... I had to hunt around to find a pair that looked like it was a proper pair of shoes.
They also appear to come in blue/red/beige, possibly the same fabric as the ballet flats I love and get so many comments on...... Hmm.... considering an online order.....
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
What do you think?
Note: These sets all come in individual pieces too. I don't want you thinking I'd spend $115 on plates and cups.
I'd spend it on gummy coke bottles or beer, but not cups and plates.
Oh, how I love being a BzzAgent.
I think that recognition of Worth of Mouth marketing is absolutely the most genius thing ever. If someone I know has tried a product and loved it, and tells me all about it, you bet your sweet biffy that I'm going to try it. (Now, I've also been know to try products no one has ever heard of, but a recommendation from someone else seals the deal for sure.)
Currently I'm enrolled in a campaign for Teddy Grahams Trail Mix. The folks at BzzAgent were fabulous enough to send me a package of each variety for the kiddos to try. And who am I kidding, you know I ate some too.
WC loved it so much that when it came time to take in monthly snacks to daycare, I bought a box of each for her to take in.
- It's a trail mix designed specifically with kids in mind
- Available in two varieties -
Bears & Bees with Chocolate teddies, Bees, Pretzels and Yogurt Flavored Raisins
Bears & Cheese Crackers with Honey teddies, Pretzels, Raisins and Cheese Nips
- Sold nationwide, at local grocery stores, Wal-Mart and Target
- Have a suggested retail price of $2.99 for an 8oz. box
- Contain no cholesterol and are low in saturated fat
Let me know what you think in the comments!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I do not, however, miss wearing pleated shorts with belts. What the hell was that all about?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I forgot how much I hate flying. I am the worst passenger evah.
The second I walk through the doors at the airport, I say, "I feel sick." Mr. Sasha does not think this is funny, but I certainly am not trying to be funny- I'm totally serious.
During take off and landing, my face turns beet red and I start sweating and I feel like I might explode. I have to toss my reading material into Mr. Sasha's lap and put my head between my knees. I also have to moan a bit and grab on to his arm and whimper and do the whole cycle again, until the feeling is gone.
It's quite a sight. And it's not that I am scared of flying, cause I'm not, it just makes me sick.
The lady next to me today offered me a Dramamine.
I would have preferred a Phenergan, but I didn't have any on me, plus I'm no good for hours after I take one.
Anybody else a terrible flyer, and if so, what do you do about it?
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Only 64 calories! That means I can drink more and still stay within my WW points, which I am totally going to start counting again when we get back from CO.
Hope they have it at the brewery today. Looks like it rolls out nationwide in October.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
In an attempt to salvage the trip, we will (of course) be touring the Coors Brewery in Golden. Now, we have done this before while on our 1st anniv trip in 2000. It was then that I first tasted (and became a big fan of) Blue Moon.
Also, after this tour, Mr. Sasha and I were pulled aside and chosen to be Official Beer Tasters. This involved going into a special room and tasting samples of various beer and giving our opinion. We were chosen because of the amount of beer that we reported we drank weekly. Embarrassing, but super-fun.
And when we left our Official Beer Taster certificates in our rental car, Hertz was nice enough to mail them to us at home.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Now my blog is linked to from their front page! (StatCounter rocks by the way)
These bandages instantly seal the wound and stop the bleeding- with The Wild Child around, I am pretty certain I will need these at some time.... They are $15 for 3, but it sounds like they are worth it if you have small children around. I'm definitely going to get some to have on hand.
Has anyone tried them?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Oh, Ashley, how I love thee.
But do you know how many nightmares I have had about putting together birthday parties since your birthday post of August 2007? Your party-planning skills are amazing and I am so impressed with what you put together.
But I just can't do that.
In fact, I was so overwhelmed with birthday-party planning anxiety that poor WC didn't even really have a 2nd birthday party in January. I just decided that I sucked so bad I'd just call a few people and see if they wanted to come over and eat some cupcakes.
But Since P is old enough to be aware of these kind of things, I decided I better work on planning him a party since his bday is in less than 6 weeks.
We had a Sasha Family Roundtable Discussion last night about All Things Birthday, and here's the plan:
Menu: $5 Pizzas and cupcakes from whatever store does Diego cupcakes (Sam's? Walmartz? SuperTarget? Homeland? chime in if you know and save me some dreaded phone calls)
Things to Buy at Party Galaxy: All Diego items: tablecloth, napkins, plates, invitations, goodie bags
I'm just not feeling you. In fact, Laura and Sophie, your music stylings remind me of someone......
That's right, every time I hear you I think of The Culps on SNL. I'm just saying.
(By the way, this video is just a parody of The Culps- I can't believe I couldn't find an actual Culp clip on youtube)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
**Make sure you pay attention to the letter “T” cause I may be tagging you!**
A. Attached or Single? Attached (happily married!)
B. Best Friend? Lots of good friends
C. Cake or pie? Cake
D. Day of choice? Saturday
E. Essential item? 1 can of full-sugar Coke for breakfast every morning
F. Favorite color? Navy
G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummy coke bottles
H. Home town? A very small town in the Southwest
I. Favorite indulgence? Tiramisu
J. January or July? July (well, it's The Summer of Beer!)
K. Kids? Two and we are done!
L. Life isn’t complete without? Tivo
M. Marriage date? August 1999
N. Number of brothers and sisters? I'm an "only"
O. Oranges or Apples? Clementines
P. Phobias? revolving doors and also the car wash that moves you down the track by itself
Q. Quotes? The way the world underestimates me will be my greatest weapon. People pat me on the head, and I go to myself, "oh, and aren't they going to be surprised." - Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal)
R. Reasons to smile? Mr. Sasha and the kiddos
S. Season of choice? Fall- I love the cooler weather
T. Tag 5 people: Julie, Stephanie, Carrie, Holly, Traci Anne
U. Unknown fact about me? I can tap dance
V. Vegetable? Do potatoes count?!
W. Worst habit? biting my nails
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Pregnancy ultrasounds!!
Y. Your favorite food? shrimp en brochette
Z. Zodiac sign? Capricorn
Z. Which zoo animal is your favorite? Gobi monkeys
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Seems that Mr. Sasha's parents just installed a new in-ground pool (fancy!). And for some reason, it attract a bazillion little frogs who swim around with you. Strange. And creepy.
So WC manage to get her little paws on one and was just so taken by it's cuteness that she was carrying it around. You could just see a lone little frog leg sticking out. And just when you'd try to pry her hand apart to get the poor little prisoner out, she'd squeeze harder.
So I had to bury two of these little guys yesterday.
But other than that, a good time was had by all humans. I made some un-wise decisions regarding alcohol intake, but it's all good. We did realize at 9 pm when the kids were scarfing down birthday cake that we are pretty sure no one fed the kids dinner, but hey, they never said they were hungry! I would have totally put my beer down and made them a sandwich or a burger- all they had to do was ask. Don't you judge me!
We are off in a bit to a party that is sure to be fun- the words "Margarita Madness" were in the invitation! Hope you are having a great weekend.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Then stop by your local Wal-Mart and pick up a 6 pack of Smirnoff Raw Tea (I recommend the Raspberry).
I noticed the 6 packs were priced at $3.67 last month, and I figured it was being discontinued, so I bought all they had (four 6 packs- don't you judge me!).
But Tuesday night I noticed they were still on the shelves and still at that fantastic price!
You'll love it- promise!
I think I'll clean up the Bandwagon Blogroll a bit- take those off that fell off the wagon, and add a few who have jumped on!
Leave me a comment about your progress!
Edited to add: Even if you fell off, and you let me know you'd like to get back on, you can stay on the blogroll! (That's for you, Traci Anne!)
A special shout-out to my friend Amanda who is on Week 6! She was a non-runner like I used to be, and after she came to watch me at the finish line of a 5K, she decided to join in. I'm super-proud of her and excited she has caught the running bug. She hopes to run her first 5K at the end of August. Although it is still pretty damn hot then this time of year, I'll be joining her to show my support. (Someone better have a beer ready for me the finish line)
"We went there last night."
"We did that last night."
"I ate that last night."
"I took off my diaper and slid down the slide last night."
"I took my clothes off and ran around the front yard like a nekkid jaybird last night." (yes you did)
But she got me with a new one yesterday.
I got her milk out of the refrigerator and handed it to her and it must have been an old cup (don't you judge me!) because she said....
"Yuck! That milk is from tomorrow!"
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sure Kelly Bee! I've got a lot going today, so I'll post a few steps at a time. (By the way, I tried to check out your blog, but your profile isn't enabled....)
1. You are going to need to secure your desired domain. Mr. Sasha reserved http://www.sashasays.com/ for me a few years ago because he swore someday that I could somehow use as it as place to post reviews of all my product/makeup/food finds. Who knew this blog would develop and he'd be right!
There are lots of hosting sites, but we use http://www.1and1.com/ and Mr. Sasha says it's $6.99 a year to buy a domain name. Yahoo is $9.95 and GoDaddy is $9.99- so if you are bargain shopper like me, go for 1and1.
2. The next step is to create a CNAME record for it to point to ghs.google.com.
Here is the bloger help document with specific instructions for each hosting site on how to do this. I followed these instructions for 1and1 and GoDaddy with no problems.
3. Next, you need to update your blogger settings to reflect the change.
You'll do this on the Settings Publishing tab for your blog in Blogger. Click the link at the top that says "Switch to Custom Domain" towards the top. Fill in the domain you registered, and then save your settings.
It may take a bit for all the DNS servers to update. If it doesn't work at first, try again later.
Your original Blog*Spot address will automatically forward to your new domain. That way, any existing links or bookmarks to your site will still work.
And of course, I'm glad to help anyone that is having trouble. Provided, of course, that you name me as the "Hero of the Year" for your blog.