Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bitch is the best you've got?

Over the years I have had many names thrown out at me... I used to let them get me all worked up and my feelings would be hurt.  Not anymore though.  I now embrace my most frequent title... BITCH.  

Lets face it, I am never going to be (nor would I like to be) that sugar sweet personality type.  I value bluntness as a virtue, and sometimes I come across blunt to the point of harsh.  Now don't get me wrong, I have lots of love and compassion and will gladly help anyone.  I just don't have time to sugar coat shit or cosign bad behavior.  

If that makes me a bitch... then go ahead and up my title to QUEEN BITCH 
and I will make sure I earn the title.  LOL...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Little Miss Independent

Well, it's official... my itty bitty baby girl is growing up!  It started with rolling over (and off the bed a couple of times), then on to sitting up... now she is crawling and pulling up to EVERYTHING she can reach.  Yesterday she just about let go of what she had pulled up to and stood alone.  Its going by too fast!  

I struggle within myself between wanting to put her in a protective bubble and wanting her to learn that it is okay to to explore.  How do you find that perfect balance as a parent?  My little queen is definitely of the independent variety... she insists on feeding herself now and has decided that she is too big to eat baby food most of the time.  Guess that means I will be cooking now...

I enjoy every moment... every giggle and smile... 

I do need prayers as she grows up though... I am still considering the two of us joining the convent before she turns four.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Lost Art of Kissing

I've been promising this post for a while now... but I honestly couldn't find the inspiration to write it.  Well, I've become inspired... so here we go.  I've had this conversation a million times with friends and everyone always agrees - kissing has become a lost art.  

I've noticed over the years (and especially in relationships) how true this really is.  I'm not even sure if most couples realize it, but people just stop kissing.  It goes from passion to little pecks on the lips in passing.  Instead of kissing someone being exciting, it becomes a mundane task done without even thinking or feeling it.  To me this is such a loss... 

Do you ever long for that perfect kiss???  You know the one I'm talking about... the one that leaves you breathless, knees weak, head spinning.  Some wonder if it even exists or if its just another legend.  
Let me tell you - it does exist.

Why is it that the art of kissing has become lost?  Is it that we are too busy... too caught up in the hustle and bustle of life?  Or maybe it is thought that it just needs to be done as part of foreplay before sex... kind of like a prerequisite or something.  If people are of this mindset, the kiss is usually hurried and not even enjoyed.  Kissing someone is such a personal and intimate experience... maybe we are just not willing to get that vulnerable.

Why not take the time to TRULY kiss someone?  
Make it sensual... making love with only your mouths.  Give of yourself... its so worth it.

My hope is that each of you will take the time to rediscover the lost art of kissing... 

Friday, September 2, 2011

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Every Woman...


enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to...
something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants
to see her in an hour...


a youth she's content to leave behind....
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her
old age....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...
one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...


a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored...


a feeling of control over her destiny.....
how to fall in love without losing herself..


how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without ruining the friendship....


when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


that she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips,
or the nature of her parents..
that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...


what she would and wouldn't do for love or to live
alone... even if she doesn't like it...


whom she can trust, whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...


where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a charming Inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...


What she can and can't accomplish in a day...a month...and a year...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Prayer Requests

If you have prayer requests that you would like to submit... or if you would like to pray for those submitted, then head over to SlickHousewives.  You can choose to display your name or be anonymous.  

What a beautiful idea!

Friday, August 19, 2011

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They are the official sunscreen provider for Stroller Strides... and their products are newborn-safe!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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I love Aveda products!


I have to remind myself often that I am powerless over people, places, things, and situations in my life.  I ultimately only am in control of my actions.  This has been a very humbling lesson to learn in life.  Even knowing this, I still find myself trying to control life and make situations fit what I think they should be.  I strive very hard to live by spiritual principals today and that means looking at my part in every situation and trying not to judge it.  Sounds easy right?  Well, its not.  That instinctual part of me wants to get defensive, go numb, and lash out.  The thing is, none of those behaviors are productive in my life.  Today is one of those days... tense, stressful, bitter, and angry.  Therefore, I will be doing lots of praying... the Serenity Prayer is my favorite.  

Sunday, August 14, 2011

PrizeNote: A New Way to Win Prizes

I just joined PrizeNote... they give away free prizes every Monday through Friday.  There is no limit to how many times you can win!  It only takes a second to register and its completely FREE!  
Click HERE to sign up... and let me know what you win!

Free Printable Family Organizers, Calendars, To-Do Lists

Do you and your family have a chaotic schedule?  Click HERE to download and print lots of great tools to help you get organized.  They include party planning worksheets, family calendars, to do lists, eat sheets, carpool sheets, baby schedule, and many more.  

I'm a list person myself, so I'm super excited to find this site!  And the best part... its all FREE!

Free Native American Flute Lullabies

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Free eCookbook: 29 Tasty, Easy Breakfast Recipes

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Thanks Sweet2Save!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop

Between the Lines

I'm participating in the Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop hosted by Between the Lines & Survey Junkie.

Gratitude for the Day

Do you ever find yourself focusing on the bad in life?  It is so easy to get caught up in the traffic jams, missed appointments, bad attitudes, and past due bills.  When I get in this mind frame, I like to make a gratitude list.  This is a great way for me to shift my perspective and take a more positive view on life.  So here is my list for the day...

1)  My healthy, happy baby girl
2)  Sunshine
3)  All the butterflies I keep seeing
4)  Good health
5)  Supportive friends
6)  Stilettos :-)
7)  Coffee & cigarettes
8)  Deep conversations that last for hours
9)  My family
10)  Fresh flowers

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Quote for the day...

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Mother's Love...

I'm joining in a weekend blog hop hosted by At Home Moma... 

The topic is about whatever inspires you in your life... its being called "This Is What It's All About".  So what is it that inspires me?  Simple... my daughter!

I have always wanted to be a mother... and I have always known that I would love my children.  What I didn't know was how all consuming that love would be.  My daughter is my heart, my world, and my biggest blessing.  A mother's love is an amazing thing... an I am so grateful to be mommy to the most perfect little girl in the world, my Gia Raine.


A mother's love is instinctual, unconditional, and forever.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

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