Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday: Chalkboard Paint

This week I just have a small wish. It is to make the chalkboard that I have wanted in my house since they day I moved in this place. I just need a bit of regular paint and this special chalk board paint. Hopefully, you will be seeing the finished project on this blog soon. But for now here is my wishlist item of the week.



Monday, March 28, 2011

Quote(s) of the Day: 3.28.11

Today has been one of those days where you look at circumstances in your life and say' "enough is ENOUGH!" For me, this feeling has been a long time coming. It "came to point" last night in my dreams. In the dream I was supervising children at my old high school. I told the children to go get on a large mat. One of the "tweenage" goth girls told me no. I was angry that she disobeyed but I thought, "well, she's not bothering anything so I decided to just leave her there and go help the other kids. As soon as I woke up I knew this dream had spiritual signifigance. Her black-lipped smirk was repulsive. I knew it was time to really press harder into God to remove some of the things that are blocking my destiny. It is time to really clean the sin out of my life even if it isn't seemingly hurting anything right now. It has to go so that the love of Christ can come and take it's place. Then a fight rose up inside of me to quit hoping and waiting that certain situations would line up with God's will for my life. I have decided that I am going to take back those parts of my life so that I can present them to God as gifts for Him to use as He needs. As I was formulating a plan to do this a song popped in my head: Don't Rain On My Parade from the Broadway musical Funny Girl. So, I decided I would share a few qoutes from the lyrics with you. I hope they lifts your spirits as much as they did mine.

"Don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter. Life's candy and the Sun's of ball of butter. Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade!"

"Don't tell me not to fly-- I've simply got to. If someone takes a spill, it's me and not you. Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade?"

"Nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on my parade!"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday Wishlist: These Boots Were Made For Walking... er...Probably Not, But They Are Still Fabulous.

Are these not the cutest? I have the shorter shafted ones in "grey" and in that case when the Fossil company says "grey" they mean taupe but they are still awesome and I now I want the taller ones in black.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"I Don't Know Much About Being A Millonaire, But I Bet I'd Be Darling At It": The Blog About My Purse

Today Whitney from The Glamorous Life of a Housewife challenged her readers to answer the question; "What's in your purse?" Challenge accepted.

The Purse

The Contents

Pulling the stuff out of this purse was like watching the clowns exit the clown car. It just kept coming out and coming out.

First, we have the evidence of my undying love for Fossil products: my wallet, my pill case, and my... I'm not really sure what that other thing needs to be called. At first it was for my medicine but then it became like a second wallet/coupon holder hybrid. Whatever it is, I love it.

Second, we have a selection of different mini documents: A receipt from Whole Foods (or as Matthews calls it "Whole Paycheck"), a receipt from Akins, two business cards, a receipt from my bank, flower shaped post-its, and a list of directions of stuff to buy and stuff to do per Whole Foods Employee.

Third, eye shadows that were supposed to get put in my make-up bag in the car but never made it.

Fourth, my favorite pencil.

Fifth, my cell phone.

Sixth, the necklace I wore to church Sunday. I put it in my purse when I spent the night with mom so I wouldn't lose it.

Seventh, the three items I bought today that I stashed in my purse to save bags- conditioner, pro-biotics, and a supplement. Never mind the fact I have 75 reusable bags in my car. Actually, I have no idea how the conditioner got in my purse because it WAS in a reusable bag when I left Aveda, oh well.

Eighth, the most adorable coupon holder EVER!

Ninth, a random crusty penny. Have a ever mentioned I hate pennies, well now you know, pennies and Wal-Mart.

Last and least, three unmentionable products that will remain unmentioned.

The Smile "Guarantee-er"

I wanted to use this moment as a shameless plug for the only item in my purse that makes smile EVERY TIME I read it. There is no cuter coupon holder in the world than one that talks about being a millionaire. I have decided that every coupon holder that I will ever carry after this one will have this quote written on/inside it until the day my bank statement has at least 6 zeros falling in line after the first number. (Well... at least the bank receipt above is a deposit slip. That is a step in the right direction.)

Monday, March 21, 2011

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday: Twist and Shout For Fitness

I love the idea working out while doing something I love. In the ten years I worked in childcare I jumped at every single chance I got to "out hoop" the kids. We would have hooping contests that would last until there was only one champion standing. I won some and lost some but I loved every minute of it.
This week I saw this article with Marisa Tomei sharing one of her fitness secrets, Hula Hooping. The secret is a weighted hoop to add resistance. The article also gave helpful tips to maximize your Hula Hoop workout. It looks like so much fun. I just have to try one.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Best Song Ever!

I know that people, including myself, always say: "This is the best [blank] ever". I have had 340* best days ever. There have been 879* moments that I have told my best friend, "That is the funniest thing I have ever heard you say". I have declared that 121* foods and 743* candies were my "favorite". But I believe that this song Pressing On by Relient K is the best song ever. No matter how old I get or where I go in life this song speaks to my spirit. My favorite lyrics are everchanging. God has used this song 508* different ways to speak to me. In both good and bad times it gives my mind the realignment it needs. It reminds me that things come and go and that life has highs and lows but at the end of the day it's God that is walking with me. It's message is timeless: Just keep "Pressing On".

*Actual numerical values may vary.

Dining With Friends

Every Sunday after church I go to lunch with some of my church friends. I never know which friends it will be but almost every Sunday I can find at least one person just as hungry as me. It is usually a group of 4 or more. We often go to nice restaurants, my favorite is a Chinese place called Sunrise. However, this Sunday was a tad different. We went to McDonald's. I hate McDonald's. Correction, I wish I hated McDonald's. I wish I didn't want to eat 20 chicken nuggets in a single setting. I wish my taste buds did not know the pleasure of their freshly salted fries. I wish that the McChicken sandwich was $1,000 dollars instead of 1. I wish they didn't have adorable little toys inside a smiling box. I wish my desire to devour these delicacies was as low as my energy level after I eat them.

However, I have to give it to McDonald's in the fun department. What other place can you eat your food and then teach your Superman to "cut a rug"? Not Sunrise, that's for sure.
The Superman twins sure do like to "MOVE IT, MOVE IT".

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The ABC's of Me.

I stole this from Whitney at The Glamorous Life of a Housewife who stole it from from her bestie Amber at Three Meals & a Baby. Both blogs are excellent reads. Check them out.

Ok, now back to moi.

A. Age: Twenty-Nine.

B. Bed size: Twin, but I only use about 3/4 of it.

C. Chore you dislike: Both dishes and laundry are the bain of my existence. However, I don't think I would hate laundry so much if I could do it at my house so I guess dishes take the crown.

D. Dogs: ...should be watched while at public parks so that they do not poop where kids play.

E. Essential start to your day: Cute outfit.

F. Favorite color: Strangely enough I think it's gray even though technically it's a shade.

G. Gold or silver: Silver, everyday and every way.

H. Height: 5' 3 1/2"

I. Instruments you play(ed): I'm doing good to play the radio. However, in my life I have learned two songs: Mary Had a Little Lamb on the flutophone and Row, Row, Row Your Boat on a piano type playground toy at McDonald's.

J. Job title: Counselor

K. Kids: I know a few. :-)

L. Live: In a quaint little house between the two "awesomest" feature in Tulsa, Brookside and The River Trail.

M. Mom’s name: Momma

N. Nicknames: Peeples Court, Sha-Sha, T.V. Guide, and Total Embarrassment.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Went I was born and I slept there once when my Pa was in the hospital.

P. Pet peeves: Baby strollers in Victoria Secret(it's not big enough), moving my stuff, and pointless noise.

Q. Quote from a movie: "She don't what she's doing." "She knows exactly what she's doing."

S. Siblings: 5 younger sisters and 1 widdle brudder.

T. Time you wake up: Forty-five min. before I need to leave if I have to wash my hair 30 if not.

U. Underwear: A certain company always sends coupons for free pairs. I get those.

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Any one that has been put in a can.

W. What makes you run late: Mostly misplacing something or loosing track of time

X. X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, spine, clavicle.

Y. Yummy food you make: Tacos.

Z. Zoo animal favorites: The giant tortoise at the zoo. I love him.

Quote of the Day: 3.12.11

"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
W. Somerset Maugham
English dramatist & novelist (1874 - 1965)

Friday, March 11, 2011

So You're Telling Me There's a Chance

I am a "hope-er". Cancel that, I am an "expect-er". I expect that if there is a job or opportunity can happen to only one person that it might as well be me. I know that this is a very unique way of looking at things. It doesn't make sense statistically but luckily I never did well in math anyways. Think about it. Moses was one guy. God didn't hold a "captives release-er try-out". There was no "Hebrew Idol" for him to showcase his water parting skills. Nope, just one guy, one Holy plan. Abraham, Mary, David, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Hannah, Daniel, Isaiah... the list goes on and on: One person, one Holy plan. Just in case you aren't encouraged yet let's look at Saul/Paul. He was SUPER BAD when he was chosen by God. But God asked, he said yes and his life has been an example of God's EXTREME transforming power for generations.
It really doesn't matter what subject in my life is in question I figure that if God wants me to have something I'll get it. More importantly, if God wants me to do something He will supply me with the tools for us(me and Him) to complete it. There have been many times in my life in which my situations happened like that, "BOOM!" something just fell into my life. I didn't earn it or even deserve it but it just so happened that God knew I would do what He wanted done with it.
I am in a time of transformation in my life It all started with a desperate need for a Fresh Start. I wanted to clear the sin out of my life so that He could dwell with me again. Getting sin and it's "employees" out of my life has been a bit of a challenge but fortunately God can hear my desperate little voice even in the holes I have dug for myself. I am so thankful that He showed up even when the only words I could think to pray were, "GET IN HERE".
The main point here is, "God has a plan for EVERYONE. Even if the chances look slim. I expect to be used by God not because I am super awesome but because He is super awesome.

"What are my chances?"
"Not good."
"You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?"
"I'd say more like one out of a million."
"So you're telling me there's a chance... *YEAH!*"
-Dumb and Dumber

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday: Load 'Em Up

The first ever Wishlist Wednesday item is a Electric Washer and Dryer Combo.

Since I have moved to my current residence I have not been able to do laundry at home. I pine after the days I can do one load of laundry at a time. My current laundering process happens one of three ways: I take way too much to my mom's house, I take way too much laundry to my BFF's house, or I take way to0 much laundry to a place I call the Laundro Bar. (See the common denominator.) The latter is a place I found by accident. It was a laundromat that advertised free wi-fi. They forgot to mention the stereo-typical Honky-Tonk scene on the other side of the room. If you know me you know that I am not going to let things like beer, pool, and a jukebox full of oldies get in my way. I was not about to load 6 loads of laundry BACK into the car only to be reloaded into another disgusting communal wash house later. I found this place to be no more or no less disgusting than the others except for the fact that one dude was smoking nearby as I removed my Sunday Best from the washer and another guy was offended that I took his clothes out of the washer: "I'm sorry but those of us who are remaining sober don't have time for you to finish that beer, Sir. Actually that's not true. This place is cleaner than my old laundromat even adding smoke to the equation.

Just in case you cannot visualize the horror of doing laundry 6 loads at a time this should clear it up for you.