Thursday, August 25, 2011

A cool, refreshing treat!

The following was taken from Texas Vox:

Whoa baby! It makes me kinda glad that I work inside an office building and not outside. Even though I like being outside. Heck I ride with the windows down everyday. Besides having lots of water to hydrate, me and the dudes love cold/cool snacks. I mean popsicles are great and all but this is easy! There are 3 steps  for the most perfect cool snack:

Step 1: go to the store and buy green seedless grapes.
Step 2: wash them when you get home and then put them in the freezer for a couple hours.
Step 3: take them out of the freezer and enjoy!

See?! Easy peasy. The grapes never get frozen solid like ice cubes. Instead they get kinda slushie. SOOOO yummy! I've tried red/purple grapes but they just don't taste as great to me. But you may like it :) My dudes like to cut them in half and suck the slush out lol.

Hope you give it a try!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Nicole's ABCs

If you've been a follower for awhile, you know how much I like doing these ABC type of things. I got this from Jacqui over at Wacky Jacqui's Designs. (Yup, the designer who designed the beautiful blog that you're looking at right now). I haven't done one in awhile so here we go...

A. Age: 31

B. Bed size: queen. though we really need a king.

C. Chore you dislike: it would be a tie between washing dishes and doing/putting away laundry. I have been known to go out and buy underwear because its been weeks since I've done laundry. The longest I've probably gone is 3 weeks.

D. Dogs: 1 named Diesel who will be celebrating his 5th birthday this coming November.
 (isn't he so handsome?)
E. Essential start to your day: Words with friends :)

F. Favorite color: Black. Everything I own is black, shoes, pants, purses...everything

G. Gold or silver: I like gold. It goes well with my tan :)

H. Height: I'm a little itty bitty one...4'7"

I. Instruments you play(ed): I played the ukulele as a kid and played piano for a couple years in elementary school.

J. Junk food: mmmmm ANYTHING sweet :) But my ultimate would either be a caramel frap from Starbucks or a caramel frappe from McDonald's

K. Kids: 4 boys...Skinny (15), Milkshake (13), Juju (5), BamBam (3)

L. Live: I guess this is supposed to be where do I live. AUSTIN TEXAS BABY!

M. Mom's name: Lynn (yup just gave it away LOL)

N. Nicknames: All through school (K-12) I was called Baby.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Several...when I had my boys.

P. Pet peeves: when people chew with their mouths open like they are f$%#@in cows grazing!! Yes, its that bad.

Q. Quote from a movie:

"Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands." - Elle Woods - Legally Blonde

R. Righty or lefty: Righty

S. Siblings: 2 sisters...29 & 18

T. Time you wake up: On most days 6:15am. On days that I get to "sleep in" which is mostly the weekends then I wake up around 8-8:30am.

U. Underwear: shoooooot! Thong thong thong thong thong! tee hee

V. Vegetables you don't like: Ugh cauliflower. BLAH!

W. What makes you run late: Brushing my teeth. I will be dressed and ready to go, walking out the door and then its like oh shit! I forgot to brush my teeth. Then I go back in and do that and realize oh shit I forgot to put on deodorant. And then I gotta remember where I put my keys down when I remembered I didn't brush my teeth and then next thing you know its been like 10 min.

X. X-rays you've had: Head, neck, back, both shoulders, both knees, both ankles, stomach. (I was a cheerleader for 12+ years)

Y. Yummy food you make: Stuffed shells!!!

Z. Zoo animal favorites: Peacocks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Function table?!

In 6 days I will have a kindergartener! Super excited and a tad bit sad at the same time.
So this morning in the car we were talking about backpack:

ME: Juju, we're going to get your new backpack this weekend.
JUJU: Oh yeah? Cool. It has to have function. you know, like pockets for my stuff.
ME: You mean it has to be functionable?
JUJU: FUNCTION TABLE?! You so silly. Functions are not tables. Functions are like pockets to put my new stuff. Like pencils, my water bottle.
ME: Pockets make your backpack functionable by having pockets that you can put stuff in.
JUJU: Well ok. *mutters quietly: a function table is not even real.*
ME: No Juju, its funk-tion-able (stressing each syllable)
JUJU: Ok, ok I get it. Backpacks have function. They called pockets.

I decided to not go all dictionary on him. Smart kid, got the basic concept. Whatev...I made "that" and I'm proud to send that to kindergarten (by THAT, I of course mean him).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

showah showah how you roll

Everyday since last week Thursday, this has been going on in my head...and its still as good as the first time...

Monday, August 8, 2011


RECORD HIGHS last week. RECORD HIGHS. Not complaining too much. Spent a lot of time at work (BOO!), at the pool, and at splash pads. I love that we can be outside until 9pm and still be in the water without feeling cold. I got nice and golden last week and plan to be even bronzer this week.

So how has everyone been? How are y'all handling the heat?
The dudes have been enjoying their summer vacay and Big Daddy started training for the upcoming rugby season. He's currently playing in a touch league to keep up with his cardio too. And speaking of Big Daddy, operation surprise birthday party had to get changed up. Why you ask? Because...HE FOUND OUT! Yes folks he did. Long story short, I was texting back forth with a friend of ours about plans for the party and he saw the texts. BOOO-HISSS! Don;t worry. we changed up the plans so hopefully he'll still be surprised.
I have been looking for something to 'do on the side' and am happy that I finally found something. I have friends that do Mary Kay who have been hounding me to sign up. I just don't feel like I should have to 'work' that hard for a side gig. So I searched around...for fun stuff of course and finally made my decision. A couple months back I actually won some Jamberry nail shields from Stephanie over at Babes Rockin Mami. FABULOUS! What a great concept. They are nail shields, so they don't chip. I recently tried the Sally Hansen nail polish strips. I was impressed by those but they still chipped like nail polish. I put in a request online on the Jamberry nails website and someone contacted me the very next day. After emailing back and forth, I decided that I would get in on this ground floor opportunity. :)

Yes that would be me! I am a Jamberry nails consultant and I'm actually very excited about it. I joined on Friday and placed my order for my consultant kit. I am sooooo excited. Wait, did I say that already? LOL.
I am planning on throwing an online launch party with a mystery hostess once I receive my kit in the mail. So get ready! If you want to check everything out you can look at my site by clicking the image above or clicking here. I would love to offer anyone out there a chance to maybe even review some. So if you are interested in that, let me know. I would also love to do a 'party swap' with another consultant too. Like Scentsy or something.
The flamingo contest was a flop. I can't believe no grown ups wanted to participate ;). Well I am changing the contest up. I want to see your planks, your owls, and/or your flamingos. Kids are the best and will do anything. So kids your kids to do it. The prize will be a $20 gift card to Target and a set of nail shields of your choice from Jamberry nails. The contest will run until the end of the month, August 31st 8pm CST. You can do a blog post and come back here and leave me your link or you can upload directly to my facebook page. The winner will be chosen on September 1st.
Wow that was long huh? Sorry bout that. See what happens when I don't blog for awhile LOL? Well you can blame BamBam for the sickness he brought into our house 2 weeks ago.