Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My last blogger post!

This is my last blogger post....
But have no fear!

I will be back in a few days, with a new, improved blog 2.0...with Wordpress!

I am making the switch tonight with the help of my dear friend Courtney and her awesome hubby Matt.  I have a temporary theme all set up and will be using that until I design my "dream theme" in a few weeks.
I am excited for this switch for many reasons, but mostly the fact that this means my little blog is getting bigger!  I will be having my own website as well:  Yay!
Blogger has been good to me and was an excellent platform to begin with, but I am anxious for bigger and better things!
My goal is to get everything switched over tonight and then tweaked tomorrow, ready to go live for Friday!  So bookmark my site's going to be epic :)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Never ever ever {link up}

I orginally wrote this post a week or so ago, but knew it was perfect for this one-time link up with one of my favorite blogs, A Complete Waste of Make-up.
The theme is things you would say "never ever ever"...and this is my "mommy" version.
 And now for your reading enjoyment...things no mother would ever, ever say!
We've all seen this type of e-card...the ones that end on "said no one ever...". I can be easily amused so these crack me up. Most e-cards do. In fact, if you check me out on Pinterest my ha ha funny! board is chock full of these!

See? Funny.

As a mom, there are about a million of these I could write....

"Sure! I LOVE cleaning all that pee around the potty every day!" said no mother ever.

"The best part of my day is when my kids are suppose to be tucked in bed and sleeping, but instead I am repeatedly telling you to get back in bed." said no mother ever.

"Waking up before the sun rises is the best. ESPECIALLY when it's on a weekend!" said no mother ever.

"I just can't wait to sweep after every.single.meal because a meal isn't complete until I've had to spend 30 minutes cleaning up after it" said no mother ever.

"I love talking to myself. Please, continue to ignore me." said no mother ever.

"Yea, I totally want to wipe your bum after you've pooped. It's the best." said no mother ever.

"Please spill that juice on the carpet I just cleaned. It looks better stained." said no mother ever.

"Don't forget to squeeze half the toothpaste on the counter while you are brushing your teeth!" said no mother ever.

"Would you stop being so quiet?" said no mother ever.

"Why aren't you fighting with your siblings?" said no mother ever.

"Yea I wasn't watching that show, I'd much rather watch Mickey Mouse." said no mother ever.

"I love having no social life." said no mother ever.

Yes, continue to leave a giant mess in every room because I live to clean." said no mother ever.

"No, no, don't have to eat that meal I prepared and cooked for over an hour. Why would I care?" said no mother ever.

I could go on and on...I should write a book; but that would allow me to focus on me, and why would I want that? said no mother ever...

Mission: Be a Better Mommy {part 2} CHORE CHARTS

A few days ago, I ranted on about how my kids can be a$$holes and that it was my fault.  Part one of my mission was the Toy Jail, to try and teach the peas the concept of responsibility and to eliminate the stress of me constantly having to ask, beg and plead them to pick up there toys. 
**UPDATE: So far, not a single toy has been sent to Toy Jail.  They have been picking up their items promptly.  I have seen some sabotage though!  Hannah had purposely tried to leave one of her sibling's toys out for them to go into toy jail!  What a brat!  I didn't fall for that trick! Hopefully, they will continue to pick up their crud on their own.

For many months, I had been wanting to make the kids chore charts.  FINALLY I finished them.  I was going to do a long tutorial on them, but they didn't quite turn out as nice as I would've liked, which is fine by me, but I don't want to share a long tutorial on something that doesn't look perfect!  I will give a quick synopsis on how I made them, though.

I wanted them to be magnetic, so I bought three thin sheets of magnetic metal (not all metal is magnetized so be sure to check!) and mod podged scrapbook paper on top,  I allowed the kids to pick what ever kind of paper they wanted.  I then bought three cheap frames and placed the metal inside of it, sans the glass.
I then glued the kids names and "to-do" and "all done" on them.  Afterwards, I made the chore magnets.  I used a thick foam board and glued the chore on the front and the magnet on the back.  I also mod podged the front of the chore "buttons" so they didn't get dirty.
The part that didn't quite turn out the way I wanted was that the paper kind of wrinkled some when the mod podge went on.  You can see it on Hannah's more because of the color.  The kids don't mind and I don't either.  I hung them in the hall way by the kid's rooms.
I made the chores be fairly basic, for now.  Some of them are the same for all three kids and then I have some other special chores that I rotate between the kids so they all take turns having a chance to do them.
The chores I chose for all three were:
make bed
clean room
put toys away
put clothes in dirty basket
homework & reading (just reading for Hannah)
The "special" chores are:
feed Biscuit
water inside plants
water outside plants
vacuum couch
get mail
sort laundry
dust living room
dust bedrooms
wipe down cabinets
So far, so GREAT with the chores.  The kids really like doing them and have been makng their beds without me even asking!  If they finish all their chores in a day, then they get to pick a reward for the next day, like stay up a few (and by a "few" I mean like 5) minutes later, a quarter for their piggy bank, extra tv/computer/phone time, or dessert after lunch. 
The end goal is for them to move their chores all on their own, with little intervention for me.  On our busier days, I haven't pushed them, but they are really taken to wanting to help out.  Hopefully I can keep up with it, so they will continue to be successful with them!
I want my kids to understand the meaning of "helping out" and to grow up to be well-rounded, kind people....and not selfish jerks.  This is a good step! :)  Don't want your kids to grow up to be jerks??  Make them help you around the house, it builds character.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sunday Social #4 {link up}

Sunday Social
It's Sunday again and that means its time for Sunday Social!
This week's theme appears to be about rebellious childhood behaviors so this one may not be too interesting, haha, because I was not a rebellious child. I was a good girl :)  But we can give this a whirl, because it's fun to take a stroll down memory lane.
Did you sleepwalk as a child?
No, but my brother did!  It was funny.  Thankfully i did not and my kids don't appear to much, but on occasion have come out of their beds and been walking around like weirdos.

Did you ever try to run away or sneak out of your house?
Again, no.  I never snuck out once.  My mom was fairly lenient with us, and I hung out with a good crowd so that was that!  Bored yet??
My son did try and leave us once.  He wanted to go on a plane and go to Massachusetts and see his cousins so he packed all his crap and walked out the front door...then promptly turned around and came back in crying. Poor kid!

Did you have any imaginary friends?
No...I was cool and had REAL friends. haha

Did you ever go toilet papering?
Wait for!  Why the heck would I want to do that??  BUT I do remember a time that my high school friends and I had eaten at The Outback (I think?) and had leftover steaks.  On the drive home in my friends awesome van, the boys decided to pull over, open the door and throw their steak at someone walking down the street- what dicks we were!  But, let the record show: I did not throw the steak.

Did you ever sneak tv shows you weren’t allowed to watch?
Ummm...who wasn't allowed to watch Save By The Bell and Dawson's Creek??  No, I never had to sneak a show in. 
Ok...yes, I was a good girl but here were some things I DID do:
- skip my last class in high school to go get dairy queen (I was already 18 so I could just sign myself out AND my last period physics teacher didn't really care, as long as I brought him back a blizzard too- yes, you read that correct: I skipped class, got DQ and then went BACK to school!)
- Throw the best-to-date New Year's Eve party sophomore year.  My mom came home to some one throwing up in the snow on the front porch and all's she said was to have it cleaned up before she got home a few hours later-!)
Annnddd...I can't think of anything else! Hopefully all that great behavior will be passed on to my kids.  For sure with Abby...probably for Jake, but Hannah will probably answer "yes" to all above questions.
Were you a well behaved child??  Hopefully because Karma is a b*tch!

Mission: Be a Better Mommy series {part 1} TOY JAIL

Here's something you don't always here a mother say (but I'm sure most think from one time or another): My kids can be such a$$holes.  Seriously!  I mean, I love them to death, but honestly, they can be such little shits some times.  Their teacher's would say I was crazy since they are perfect little angels all day with them, but at home with me it's a different story.  They used to be so much nicer a few years ago: they listened more, almost always cleaned up after themselves, ate most of their food.  Now, they argue with me about everything, barely eat their dinner, demand dessert after every meal, and I have to practically scream at them to get them to pick up their crap. 

Don't get me wrong, I know kids who are WAAAAYYYYY worse than my kids, so I'm not complaining too much, but their behaviors have been less than desirable lately and it's time for me to fix it.  And by fit IT, I mean fix MYSELF.  Any parent that is having behavioral issues with their kids, whether it be major or minor, needs to look in the mirror because it is NOT the kid's fault; it's OURS.  Our kids are born ready to learn and soak up the world like a little sponge and how we parent directly correlates to their behavior and attitudes towards society.  There are a million types of discipline methods and I am not here to say what is best for your family.  I do know that I am not happy with how my kids have been acting so I am on a mission to try and fix it!

I have been trying to think about why my kid's behavior has changed and I have discovered two changes: one (and the more major one) is my lack of patience.  Blame it on being stuck at home with three kids day in and day out with very little time away, or just the daunting repetitiveness of all their demands.  Maybe it's the lack of adult time or all the driving and rusing around we have been doing.  Perhaps it's a combo of it all.  I love being a stay at home mama but it certainly isn't easy, but that's not a good reason for me to be slacking on my job.  I need to find more patience and find it NOW.  The second thing is my oldest daughter has been more trying than usual, and I know that comes with her getting older.  She is an amazingly smart and wonderful girl.  She is an awesome big sister and so helpful to me. She can also be a whiny brat and major pain in the you-know-what when she wants.  That's another issue for another time though.

Back to the mission at hand: being a better mommy.  Being a better mommy means not raising little shits that are going to be assholes when they grow up: not demand things from society, not understand that hard work pays off, not be spoiled brats and not just to "expect" things to be done for them.  This concept (and Pinterest, of course) is what sparked my first step on my mission.

I decided to finally make that awesome "toy ransom" box that I pinned AGES ago.  The concept behind the box is to stop all the asking, pleading, and in my house, yelling that comes along with trying to get your kids to pick up their things and put them away. 

The rules are simple:
- Mom sees a mess, gives the kids a warning to please pick them up and put them away.
- After a period of time, one that mom sees fit, if said toy(s) are still out, mom places toy in Toy Jail.
- In order for child to get their toy back, mom will chose a chore from the list for child to do.
- There are no re-picks, you get what you get.
- If it is a cleaning job with "spray" (like cleaning the front of the fridge) MOM sprays, because it's fun to spray and this chore isn't suppose to be fun!
- Once the chore is complete, child gets toy back.
- If there are unclaimed toys in the box after a week, they get donated.

Here is my box.  I found this cute little poem at Just Another Day in Paradise
My list of chores are:

Clean the tub
Pick up the dog poop
Rub Dad's feet for 5 minutes
Clean the potty
Clean the kitchen floor with a cloth

Wipe down the front of the fridge

Wipe down the garage door in the kitchen

Pick weeds in the backyard

Pay mom a quarter from your piggy bank

Brush Biscuit for 5 minutes

Clean the kitchen chairs

Do 25 jumping jacks

Clean your sibling’s room

Shake out the kitchen rugs

Shake out the kid’s bathroom rugs

Clean all the doorknobs

Wipe baseboards in kitchen

Wipe baseboards in living room

Wipe baseboards in hallway

The genius of this box is it's simplicity.  One warning, no yelling, begging, nagging. They don't clean it up? Into the box it goes!  Sure they may throw a temper tantrum but that doesn't bother me.  I am hoping that this box helps to bring back some of my patience because my blood wont boil so much when no one listens to me. Also, they were learn the all-important lessons of RESPONSIBILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY.
To go along with this "responsibility" lesson is the chore charts I made for my kids. I'll share those in my Mommy Mission, part 2 on Monday.
I don't know about you, but I cannot WAIT for the first kid to leave a toy out and I hope the chore is "pick up dog poop": that'll show them I mean business!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happies and Crappies #8 {link up}

Scissors and a Whisk: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Is it Friday already?
That week went by fast!!

This week was busy as usual....I don't know why I always say YES to everything!


- I have been up to my eyeballs in helping to plan my kid's school carnival put on by the PTSA...thankfully this event is TONIGHT!  It will be fun but I won't lie that I'll be glad when it's over! Then I will have a week reprieve before it's onto teacher appreciation week and then a helping with the preschool ice cream social for their annual art it summer yet??

- Yesterday was "Take your child to work day" and the kiddies go to spend the morning with Daddy at work.  They did noodle art, toured the kitchen and storage areas and got to have a yummy lunch.  It was fun and they really enjoyed themselves!

Cute huh?

- I have managed to run almost a week straight on the treadmill...which is quite a feat!  Mind you, none of these runs are more than 3.5 miles but that's because it's pretty much the most I can do without losing my mind.  This is also a huge accomplishment since I haven't had a day without the kids.

- We went to the Pima County Fair this week, and despite spending a flipping fortune, the kids had a blast and are starting to get braver on the rides.  It will be good practice for Disney in the fall.

- In preparation for my big switch to Wordpress this next week, I have been searching high and low for a theme I want.  Finally after consulting with some friends last night I have decided to settle on an "ok" theme for now and then in the summer really plan one that I want.  This way I can take my time and not be rushed :)

- Yesterday I did a guest blogging for Totsy and I am so excited for it!  It seems that people really liked my writing and I am hoping they ask me back again and that this opens more doors for me in the future. You can read my post here.


- Still no date night...hopefully some day before I have gray hair, Mr. Pea and I can have a nice night out together...with no kids!

- A very good friend of mine is going through a not-so-easy time in her life right now and I wish I could do more to help!!!  Unfortunately, in this situation, there is literally nothing I can do, except be a good friend and listen.  I am praying for her daily and hope that she gets the good news soon that she deserves <3

How was your week??  Hopefully you had more happies than crappies!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's ok Thursday! #3 {link up}

Its Ok Thursdays
Remember this Thursday...
It's ok...
- to eat half your kids pasta at take your child to work know they aren't going to finish it anyways!
- to run over a random kids foot with the stroller by accident at the fair because you were mesmerized with the chick at the fair wearing FUZZY PURPLE SOCKS AND MATCHING SLIPPERS. Wtf?
- to eat a mini fried dough alone at the above stated fair and not share with your kids because:
- to be so excited for your writing to be "published" on a big-named blog!!!
- to make everyone you know comment on the blog so it looks popular!
- to do shorter runs on the treadmill because you can't bare doing a longer one! (4 miles is my MAX)
- to feel completely overwhelmed with my upcoming move to Wordpress!
- to not be satisfied with ANY theme you have found thus far :/
- to long for a vacation...even though there are none in the near future.
- to be obsessed with strawberry-banana-yogurt-chia seed smoothies
What's ok with you today??


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

{wordless wednesday} field trip fun

Last week I had the pleasure of attending two of my kid's field trips.  I love being a stay-at-home mama for many reasons, the ability to attend events like this is one of them!  It's worth all the penny pinching to have these opportunities with my peas.

Jacob took his final field trip as a preschooler to Tucson Village Farm.  This is an urban farm that hosts field trips for kids to teach them the importance of whole foods and the value of farming.  The kids got to milk a fake cow, learn about grinding wheat, learn about how worms are an important part of agriculture and plant a sunflower seed! Hannah tagged along and acted like a true preschooler.

Here are a few highlights from our trip

Later in the week, I was able to attend Abby's trip to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.  For all my out of state friends, this is sort of like an outdoor zoo featuring all desert animals in their natural habitats.  It is such a great place to go and if it were closer to me, we'd go much more often!
I was in charge of four little 1st grade peas, with obviously felt very natural to me. :)
Here are some pictures of what we did


Top Ten Tuesday: Things I miss

This Tuesday, I decided to write about some things I miss...and not to bring everyone down this fine day, not all are sad ;)

Oh wait, it's not Tuesday?!?  Okay, just disreguard the "Tuesday" part.

Things I miss:

1. My mom: Obviously. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her.  She was such a HUGE part of my life and it's still an adjustment going day-to-day without here, even a year later...but I'm figuring it out.

2. My brother-in-law: Losing him very suddenly this March was tough on everyone, especially my husband.  Also losing two family members in two years has started to make Abby think about death and being sick more, which I don't like.  You want to shelter your kids from this very adult topic, and it's impossible to after you lose two close people.  I've been busy assuring her that "being sick" does not equate itself to "dying".

3. My metabolism: I sure do miss her...she was great.  Allowing me to eat whever I wanted, whenever I wanted any always looking slim and trim.  Now I eat dinner and gain a pound and have to run for a week straight to lose that one pound.  Why did you have to leave me??

4. My Peaches-in-cream barbie: She was beautiful and I loved her.  Her peach sparkly dress and 80's hair...she could do no wrong.
Love her.  All glamour with a side of sass. Gorg
5. My bestie Ali: She lives in California and I don't get to see her too often now a days.  We met 100 years ago in college when I came to AZ and we both worked at starbucks.  After she forgave me for working on crutches after falling off of a stage while drunk, we became fast friends.  She has the cutest little boy too.  I am looking forward to it being summer so we can see eachother! (oh and BTW, she too had the peaches-in-cream barbie!  Friends forever!)
We just took this picture yesterday.....ok, I'm obviously lying, I'll never be that skinny again :(
6. My family: All my family is in Boston and I miss them dearly!  My brother, sister, sis-in-law and two neices and two nephews are the them all to pieces!  Hopefully someday, fate will allow us to move closer, or for one of us to win the lotto so we can at least visit!
This was Nov. 2011, the last time all the cousins were together.
7. My state: need I say more??  Everyone that knows me from AZ knows how I feel about this state, so I don't think I need to share any details.  I'm a yankee till I die!
8. My three high school besties: Kate, Melissa and Tara.  All are happily married now to three amazing guys, Kate has one baby and one on the way, Melissa is preggo with her first and Tara and her man just bought their first house!!  I pray, again, that I am able to come home soon and meet these two new-to-be-born baby beans and see Tara's new home, which I am sure is nothing short of gorgeous.  Has it REALLY been 14 years since we were driving around all night aimlessly and jumping off the bridge singing "Free Falling"?  How can that be?? We are old.
This from Senior year...aren't we all so cute?  from left to right: me, Kate, Kim, Melissa and Tara.  I still have that shirt and occasionally wear it to bed, don't judge me.
9. My patience.  I seem to used to have more patience with my first born...I don't know where it went.
10. Date nights:  It seems like for the past few months Mr. Pea and I haven't been able to go out at all.  I miss grown up time, I miss being social outside the house, I miss ordering drinks off the adult menu.  Come back, date night!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mommy Confessions: Why I am a terrible mom {link up}

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This is my first time linking up with two amazing bloggers Heather and Megan!
This weekly link up allows moms to make a confession...and I have one!!
Sometimes I can be a terrible mom...not all of the time, just occasionally.
Ok, ready?  Don't judge me!!
I am the WORST mother with sick kids!  Now, not the worst like I don't take care of them, or love them, or make them soup or ice cream; obviously I do all of that, BUT my kids just aggravate the CRAP out of me when they are sick!  I have zero patience. I know!  Terrible, right?  It's not even their fault!  It's just SO annoying when they are SO needy!  My oldest is the worst.  When she is sick, it's like a man-cold times ten.  Everything hurts and she can't so anything.  And don't even THINK about mentioning throw up.  If anyone even breathes the words near her she automatically thinks she is going to, which sends her off into a melt down.  It's crazy.  Maybe it's because I'm the opposite of needy so when everyone is around me it really gets on my nerves.  Also, with three kids close in age, when one gets sick they ALL get sick, and not usually all at once, but back-to-back-to-back.  So it's like a month or more of sickness.  All the snot, all the laying, all the tissues, sanitizer, Lysol, disinfecting wipes, Vick's, multiple medicines and the repeats of Mickey, Curious George, Thomas the Train and Spider's starts to make a mama go batty after awhile.  Of course I hate to see my kids run down, tired and feeling yucky.  Especially when they are VERY sick, which thankfully is few and far between.  But I am sorry other moms on Facebook:  the last thing I want to do is lay around all day with my sick kids.  I'm really not the laying around type.  I am not "enjoying" those "special moment" with my "special guy".  Maybe when I had ONE kid, we would lay around together, but now I have THREE, which may as well be ten.
Do you think I am a terrible mom now?  I feel better getting that confession off my chest.  If you know me at all, you already know that I really don't care about your answer anyways ;)
I sure do love my peas and would throw myself in front of a bus for them...but that still doesn't mean they don't aggravate me every now and again.  That's ok, isn't it?
Thank heavens for wine!
What's your mommy confession??  Come on and share and make me feel like less of a dirt bag!
Just because now I feel guilty, I'll share a cute picture to make me feel better :)
See?  I don't look like a terrible mom!  They still love me.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Easy ways not to be a jerk this Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

Today is a day to remember how important it is to take care of our planet since, according to most recent history, there are no other planets suitable for life.

I consider myself to be a "semi-green" mama.  I breastfed, made all my own baby food, use natural cleaners.  I buy lots of organic foods and like to shop at the farmer's market.  I say "semi" because there are things I do that may not be considered the most "green".  I used disposable diapers, I use paper towels and don't compost (but I'd like to!).  To me, I think it's all about balance.  If everyone was "semi-green" then the world would be in much better shape.  It's all about being conscious and doing our share.

Have you ever seen Wall-e??  Well, if you haven't you should!  It's one of the few movies that my kids LOVE, and I mean LOVE, that I don't mind watching over and over.  The premise of the movie is that the people of Earth trashed the planet so much that it became unsuitable for life so they had to build large space ships so the people could leave the planet while it would be cleaned up by little robots called Wall-e's.  700 years later, now everyone is fat and lazy on the ship and eats all their food via straws.  All plant life has been eradicated on Earth, but they still send robots, called EVE's to search for life.  The plot thickens when EVE and Wall-e meet and Wall-e has found a plant!  I won't give away the ending, just in case you want to be surprised. The moral of the story is: too much trash = a crappy Earth. Simple, right?
What about The Lorax?  Amazing book and movie.  Another simple "duh" lesson: take care of the Earth.  One of the best quotes ever comes from The Lorax:
Think it's too much of a "hassle" to recycle?  Is it a "pain" to always remember your reusable bags at the store??  Well I have some advice for you: STOP BEING A JERK!  It's our job to take care of our planet and leave it in better shape for our kiddies. 
In case you don't know where to begin, I'll share some simple ideas for you.  Let's try to set a good example for our kids, okay???
- REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE! Don't forget to put those blue barrels out every week.  Is it REALLY that much harder to put sh*t in one barrel vs. the other?  Don't be a jerk!!! Recycle your sh*t!
- Use reusable bags at the store.  Not only are they cuter but lots of stores will give you a discount.  If you forget your bags in the car, which I have done a number of times, then use paper NOT plastic.  Paper biodegrades better and you can cut it up and have your kids draw on it (that's called REUSING)
- Speaking of reusing...reuse plastic bread bags to pick up dog poop, use both sides of the paper,  and reuse the glass food jars you are going to throw away for crafts or to store food in the fridge or freezer. Simple!
- Buy nice water bottles for everyone in the fam and use filtered water, not plastic water bottles.
- Wash your clothes on just as well, saves you money and saves the earth the electricity to heat the water.
- Try and use natural cleaners and soaps when you can, they are better for the earth and for you!
- Have your kids rewear their pj's and bathroom towels 2-3 times: less laundry, less water and less soap.
- Save money, gas and spare the Earth some pollution by consolidating your trips out and get as many errands done when you can.
- Teach your kids to turn off the water when they are brushing their teeth.
- Tear up old baby blankets and towels and use them for rags for cleaning.  This also helps save money because you'll use less paper towels.
- Turn off lights when you aren't in the room and replace those lame out-dated light bulbs with those fancy curly ones.
- Read or watch The Lorax and Wall-e with your kids and fill them the knowledge of just how important it is to take care of our planet. We don't want to live on a space ship and drink from a straw or have to buy our air. So make sure you aren't being a jerk or raising your kids to be jerks: reduce, reuse and recycle!
Happy Earth Day!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Social #3 {link up}

Sunday Social
Is it Sunday already?? 
Ever since I've stopped working, "weekends" are really no different to me than "week days" especially with having a hubby that works every weekend, but with the kids hectic schedules with school and sports I've started looking forward to the weekend again since they are a bit more mellow.
Since it's Sunday, that means it's time for the Sunday Social link up!
Here are this weeks questions:
What is your shopping weakness?
Ahhhh...this is a difficult question.  I'm going to assume that it's safe to say that if I answer this question about what I want and not my kids, I won't be shunned, right??  Yes?  Ok, good.  Well then for me, lately it's been necklaces :)  If I had a million dollars I'd certainly want a new wardrobe and a fancy purse to match each.  I love new bags, and in my non-kid days, I used to buy a new Kate Spade or Coach bag at least twice a year, but now I have to think smaller.....and cheaper.  Necklaces have been my new obsession.  They dress up casual outfits...even black yoga pants!!! I have been loving getting bubble necklaces from Urban Peach Boutique,  I have about 5 now in different colors.  Here's a few styles that I love:

 Image of Coral Briolette Necklace

Image of Mint Mini Bubble Necklace

Image of Navy Bubble Necklace
Image of Fuchsia Cascade Bubble Necklace

What is your food weakness?
Mashed potatoes...hands down.  Even better with gravy...yummers.

What is your go to movie to watch when nothing is on?
Well I live in the modern age and have a DVR sooooo rarely I have nothing to watch, BUT my favorite movie to watch over and over again is She's Having a Baby with Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern.  Love!

What is your go to breakfast food?
Normally I eat an english muffin with peanut butter...quick, easy, healthy and quick...did I say quick?

Do you drink coffee? If so how do you take it?
I'm not a super fan of coffee...more of a tea gal.  My favorite tea is Chai, hot and iced.  Every morning I have a cup of english breakfast tea, skim milk and two sugars. :)

I hope everyone has an amazing Sunday!!