Sunday, January 30, 2011

Somebody freakin shoot me!

GRRRRR!!! Somehow my FB page got deleted while I was trying to create my welcome tab :( Totally not cool.
Since I know y'all really do love me, will all of you go back and *LIKE* the new page I had to create? PLEASE! With cool whip and a cherry on top! I promise to leave anything "designing" to the professionals.

So I came across a new community last week and wanted to share the deets with y'all. Its called BlogLove.

*taken directly from the site*
The initial idea behind blog love was I often click on people's profiles and they don't have their blog listed in their profile so I can't then find their blog to follow them back.

Also everyone is always looking for new blogs to follow.

So by everyone in the community getting involved and sharing their blog url's and a brief description of their blog in one place and then sharing the link to this blog by having a button on their sidebar means we can all share the blogging love!

Easy Peasy right? Another great way to connect with other bloggers. So totally check them out. Your future followers (me included) are waiting for you :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

I want a snow day filled with drama and margaritas

1. If you had $1,000 to donate to a charity, which would you choose?
 It would totally have to be the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Mikshake (my soon-to-be 13 yr old) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes right before his 3rd birthday. He is insulin dependent. He had to take 4 shots a day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and right before bedtime. He is now on an insulin pump. (Thank goodness!) He has been hospitalized 3 times and in PICU twice all for dehydration due to the flu and stomach flu. What I wouldn't give to take his diabetes away.

2. Snow days: Do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in your butt?
Every state that I have ever lived in (Hawaii, Nevada, Louisiana, and Texas) NEVER has snow days. Only delayed days. And in essence it's still not a snow day. So I would welcome a snow day. Especially if it means I don't have to sit in traffic and go to and from work. But you can keep the snow :)

3. What talent did you wish you had and why?
I totally wish that I could whistle. Serious.

4. Are you a news, politics or celebrity gossip junkie?
I wouldn't say I was a celebrity gossip junkie. I mean hey its cool to hear but I don't go out of my way to find out all the latest juice. I guess I have an addiction to the Real Housewives series. They're fun. I mean mindless, meaningless, rich, celebrity wanna be drama is always good entertainment. News and politics are NOT entertaining.

5. What is your favorite "cocktail"? (Are you a beer person, a kiddie cocktail junkie, or perhaps your more the "Cosmo" kind?! Anything flies...doesn't hafta be alcoholic!)
Margaritas and pina coladas. I dream of life on a white sand beach wearing nothing but a bikini sucking face with Big Daddy drinking my "island" drinks. Thats what Big Daddy calls my fave drinks = island drinks :)
 Link up y'all! 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

OMG right?!

How do you like it? I LOVE it! My first post with the new layout. There are some things that got tweaked and now its total awesome-sauce! OO-OO-OOOOOO...Did you see? Didja?! I have a button!! GRAB IT! GRAB IT NOW!! (Well when you're done reading that is)
Ok so one of my FAVE bloggers, the GORGEOUS Envii from Perfectly Imperfect posted this vid last week and I LOVE it. This girls voice is ah-freakin-may-zing! It is kind of loud so you may want to turn down the volume a bit. And she kinda rambles in the beginning too...just FYI.

I am totally in love with Jessie J. So while I was on YouTube I of course had to search for other stuff she has put out when I came across a cover of the above song "Mamma Knows Best." What the hezzy?! This girl can wail too.

OH! BTW...did you see my new signature below? Awesome-sauce. Remember to grab my new button and "LIKE" my FB page too :) (Self promo baby!)

Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm so excited!

So Jacqui over at Wacky Jacqui's Designs has been working on my NEW BLOG LAYOUT!!! Totally excited can you tell?! Well she just informed me that she may be starting on installing the layout SOON!!!! WOOT WOOT! So be on the look out y'all.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oh my ovaries!

How adorable is this little girl and her daddy?!!!! Cuter than rainbow colored ponies that's for sure!

And here is the original...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Passion & Conviction

At one point everyone has gone through one of these types of relationships. Some of us still maybe in them. This song totally screams teenage love romance. Oh the emotions we go through as a teen. The passion, the conviction. This year I vowed secretly to myself, and now y'all will know, that I will live life with that same type of passion and conviction. will you do the same? Life is short...make it count. :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

(some) of my FAVE movies

Here I am watching "Where the Heart Is" on tv for like the millionth time and I got to thinking...damn there are a lot of movies that I just absolutely LOVE. And even though I own the DVDs to all these movies, I will always watch them if they come on tv. I have a few movies that I can totally watch over and over and over...and well you get the point. I guess that's where the monsters get it LOL.
My all time FAY-VOH-RET movie just has to be
This movie is just the icing on the cake and then some for me. A beautiful love story :) and the meaning of serendipity: desirable discovery by accident. A DESIRABLE discovery by accident. Makes me smile just thinking about it.
So here are a bunch of other movies that fall into the LOVE category that I can watch over and over (in no particular order either)...

*all images were searched for and obtained through*

Basically...I like all types of movies...especially if Vin Diesel is in them...even the crappy ones :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I'm here, I'm here (day 3-late, but eh)

So not having a working computer and not having internet at home because of some ridiculous outage really sucks! But I'm at work and on a break, so I decided to stop by and say hey :). Oh and to post some things from earlier this week.
I have decided to take on the Blog Dare hosted by Bloggy Moms. And I was doing so good until my computer crapped out on me and then our internet outage. Way to start off the new year huh? Well I say better now in the beginning than towards the end. Speaking of beginnings, I work with this douche canoe guy that is such a PAIN IN THE ASS EVERY MORNING. I mean what the hell dude?! He says he's totally not a morning person and can't function without coffee. Yo, I know a lot of people like that. Have your coffee before you come in and well damn. He should just have his coffee before coming in. But NOOOOO. He waits until he gets HERE to drink coffee. BOOOO.
Me? I never used to be a morning person. But I got into a routine and well I guess the rest is history (LOL so lame and corny lol). But its the truth. No matter if its a work day or not, I HAVE to do the same things every morning or else I feel like I've screwed my day. Like I wake up, either by alarm or just on my own (mostly by alarm or child) and sit up in bed. I just get up and walk to the bathroom. I used to get up and take a shower but I don't work out in the morning anymore, so I take a shower before I go to sleep. I wash my face...because I am obsessed with washing my face...and because I feel like you can't put make up on just your regular face. It has to be just washed. This is what I use...its perfect in the morning because it leaves this nice little tingle on your face after...
*click on image for photo credit*
I then brush my teeth. Now I'm awake  :) and ready to pretty myself up for the day. No lie I tell you. EVERY DAY this is how I start my day. During the work week I follow up with moisturizer, sunscreen, make up. Even on christmas day. I got up and washed my face FIRST before opening presents.
So somebody needs to tell Mr. douche canoe to stop being an ass and drink his coffee at home BEFORE coming into work and terrorizing the rest of us. Or wash his face.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Zip-a-dee-do-da-ing and kayaking down the river

I take pride in the fact that the Locker Room is VERY active. Big Daddy used to play football in school and of course he's now playing rugby. When I was in school I was a cheerleader. We both also love to work out. Juju LOVES watching football and of course playing t ball. He says he's going to be a baseball player. And Stanky...well we're not sure what his sport is yet but its probably gonna be football. Or rugby. We're an outdoor family. We love going to the park and just playing outside. I can't wait until the monsters are a little bit older so we can all ride bikes together or go rollerblading.
So this year Big Daddy and I have some awesome outdoor things planned. We totally are getting a kayak AND a canoe. I swear everyone kayaks in Austin lol. Talk about an awesome work out right?! Its also gonna be good time that we spend together...ALONE. He wants to take the monsters out on the canoe and go fishing. UMMM...not sure how well that's gonna work out just yet lol. The big thing I want, no I NEED to do is go zip lining!! I read about it in one of my Oxygen magazines and now I'm hooked!
One thing that I want to do this year is to start dancing hula and tahitian again. I miss it. I'm hoping to even get some of my friends to join me too.
So what kind of fun things do you want to do this year or plan to this year?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Resolutions, BLEHsolution...

**NOTE: Yes I know I have been gone for like a week. Sue me. I was on vacay from work**

So by the title you can totally see that I am not into the whole resolutions for the new year thing this year. Ya...I'm over it. Way to start the year huh lol. I will tell you this though. I have big plans. BIG PLANS I tell you! Change is in the air. The first major thing you will see is that in a couple weeks, or month or so, the Locker Room will be getting a face lift. WOOHOO! WOOT WOOT! I of course will let you all know when the process starts and tell you who will be doing the face lift (she's great).
Um let's see...what else...Oh ya! A friend and I started a book club here in Austin called Books & Beers.This is so NOT your average book club either. We're totally doing great reads of course, but also fun books and cooking books too. And oh the BEER. Ok so for our first book we are reading "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. He's a Swedish author so we're going to be drinking Swedish beer and Swedish themed cocktails! FUN!! So excited about this project. I'll be posting here about what books we are discussing and giving you my "review" of them, and also doing like a beer/cocktail kind of review too. So I'm definitely inviting all of you to join us from afar.
I am also making my FB page more interactive. Discussions, contests, picture war...I want to here from YOU! I wanna SEE YOU :) and if you haven't already...please like my new FB page so you can be a part of the fun things to come.
Some of you already know that I have 2 other blogs besides this one. I will be promoting one of them A LOT this month. Trust me'll want to look out for that one. The other, my strictly picture blog, I am thinking of making it private...just for my family. They really are the reason why I even created that one. But I'm still on the fence about it because instead of doing the 365 project on their site, I may just do it on my photo blog. We shall see.

Change is good! Change is progressive. Don't PLAN to change. Just do it!