Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Be On the Lookout For

If you are out and about, and see these things, let me know!

I am about mid-way through a crocheted blanket for P, and of course Wal-mart no longer carries the color I've been using, Red Heart French Country. I just found it online for around $8-9, but I just can't pay that when I've only been paying $3 or so to Sam. We just got a Joann Fabric store, so maybe I should check there?

And being a good Chi O, it's imperative that I have the skull and crossbones nail polish strips for Halloween this year! And the ghosts are so cute too! I've checked my Wags and CVS, but they are so slow to put new things out, so I'm not all that hopefully. Maybe I'll check Ulta?


After The Hottest Summer in History (really), a cool front is coming in this weekend, pushing our high temps down in the low 90s, and do you see that 88????? Yay!!!!!!

I am so ready for cool weather! I'm already painting my nails fall colors, just for good measure. Sort of like a rain dance. Right now I'm wearing Orly Fowl Play, shown in the pic above, and it's gorg.

Since I plan on losing all this extra weight doing the Jumping Jack Challenge, I'm busy planning all the cool things I want to wear this fall.

What are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jumping Jack Challenge

I know, I know. I have a terrible track record for completing "programs". But I am totally going to finish this one! It's fun!

Obv I didn't get started on August 1, so I am just marking off the days as I do them one by one. I started Sunday and did Day 2 yesterday. I can totally feel it in my arms and it was quite a cardio boost.

Note that you don't need to do 300 in a row.... you can spread them out during the day. I have been doing 50 at a time.

Who's with me?????

Monday, August 29, 2011


My favorite TV show right now is Good Luck Charlie (yes, it's on Disney, but I'm not above kids shows). It's totally the mom character.... she is a hoot and I just love her! We actually watch this show as a family and even DH loves it.

Have you seen it?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Fragrance Find

We just celebrated our 12th anniversary, and the Mr. surprised me with the newest Coach fragrance.

Coach Poppy Flower ($65 for 1.7 ounces)

Chic. Vibrant. Whimsical. Poppy Flower mixes bright fruits with soft florals to capture the romantic side of the Coach Poppy attitude. Sparkling notes of citrus, lychee and cassis blend with water lily and jasmine petals to create an airy, lighthearted fragrance.

I love it! So light and pretty! I am super-sensitive to smells, so I am always excited when I find one I can wear without getting a headache.

What fragrance are you wearing?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Day of School

Recently, people have been asking me if WC was ready for Kindergarten... I've been replying that yes, I think she is, but we're not sure if Kindergarten is ready for WC!

Really, today went fabulously! I had the opportunity to meet with her new teacher on Monday morning and was reassured that the school would in fact choose the right placement for our girl.

And after getting the chance to meet with P's teacher on Tuesday night, I know he is in the right place as well. Strangely, his teacher had eye issues and surgery similar to P's! When I told him that he was amazed.... he said, "She'll understand what I see!"

So we're off to a fab start! I'm enjoying see all my local friends post their first day pics today as well... these kids are growing up so fast.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hemangioma Update

I have been getting a lot of hits and emails lately in regards to WC's hemangioma journey. I realized it's probably been over a year since I took a pic so I grabbed my camera yesterday and took a quick shot.

I am amazed at how good it's looking! I left this picture full-sized, so you are welcome to click on it to see it larger.

August 2011 - 5 1/2 years old, after two scar revision surgeries

Here's the progression of her hemangioma:

5 weeks

8 weeks

9 weeks

13 weeks

14 weeks

17 weeks

18 weeks

19 weeks

20 weeks

22 weeks

almost 7 months

10 1/2 months

1 year

15 months

18 months

2 years

Before first surgery in Oct 08 - 2 years and 9 months old

March 2009 - This was taken before her second surgery

June 09 - two surgeries complete

June 09 close-up

To read more about our hemangioma journey, click here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

What's Going On?

We are working on training Miss Bella, who currently runs the Sasha house. One thing I have been doing totally wrong is letting her walk me. I have been giving her the full length of the leash. After reading the above link, I now know I need to be the boss and keep her at my side on a short leash.

Excuse: I have never had a dog before! Any other tips I need to know about dogs?

I am super-excited about the Glee movie that comes out today and have plans to go see if next week. Let me know if you see it today and what you think!

I am looking forward to a glass of Barefoot Moscato after a long day today. Yes, I know it's only 11 am, I just already know it is going to be a long wine-worthy day!

I am loving Big Brother this season, but can't get over how amazingly stupid it was for Dani and Kalia to keep Rachel in the house last night. And Brendan is back? Cue yucky couple stuff. I am going to miss Lawan.... he was adorb!

And.... I'm on a classic female country kick. How about a little Charly McClain? Barbara Mandrell? Maybe some Sylvia? Ah, yes!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Jack Daniel's Honey

Has anyone tried Jack Daniel's Honey yet? I saw a recipe mixing it with lemonade and it looks like it might just quench my thirst......

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Facial Product Find

Today Shasta Ann blogged about some of her favorite products from mark, and that reminded me that I've been meaning to tell you all week about my new favorite product, also from mark.

Over the last year, I've been having trouble with breakouts on my chin and I've tried just about everything! I received a sample of mark's Break Out Plan Anti-Acne Gel Lotion with a recent order and I was immediately hooked. It was light, soaked in immediately, and left no oily residue. And it cured my breakout problem in just a few days.

With apple and cinnamon extracts, this lightweight gel formula helps reduce the appearance of redness associated with acne and keeps pores clean and clear. Salicylic acid (1.5%), a proven acne fighter

At $18 for 1.7 ounces, it's not exactly drugstore price, but to me it's well worth it. As an aside, I typically prefer a pump applicator for facial products (to keep the germies out of the rest of the product), but even though I was disappointed that this was a jar, I ordered it anyway.

And to my surprise..... it's actually a pump after all! You simply depress the plastic disk on top of the jar, and just the right amount of product comes out a small hole in the middle. If you at all have a breakout problem, I urge you to give this a try- it worked for me!

Disclosure: Although I received a small packet sample of the product to try, I purchased the full-sized product myself.