Thursday, April 24, 2014


Thinking, how am I going to pack, do laundry, get the garage sale stuff organized and make it to happy hour before half priced wine ends? Procrastination Station…all aboard

Wearing, super cute, super comfy maxi skirt with a polo T-shirt. Today is my dress down Friday.

Watching, my little pony. H’s new obsession. I miss T.V with adult content and cuss words.

Liking, every single house that we look at. There is so much pressure in buying a house. I’m talking important decisions Folks: will my walk in closet be big enough? Will the basement be far enough from the living room so I can’t hear M watch the history channel on volume level 94? Will H be in a good school district? How far is the liquor store? You see what I mean?

Wanting, a Nutribullet. I mean every house needs one. This is why I need to stay off the internet. I mean if Natalie from the Today Show needs do I.

Loving, hearing H say her night time prayers.
H: Dear Jesus, I wish for a unicorn
Me: Sugar, we don’t wish for things when we pray
H: oops sorry, Dear Jesus, Thank you for unicorns, Thank you for macaroni and cheese, Thank you for papa, Twinkle Twinkle little star… I love you Jesus Amen.

Testing M’s patients. I’m all.. Let’s get rid of all of our furniture and buy new in STL. DENIED I think I shouldn’t have to work when we move. DENIED. I think we need a pool.. you know for exercise DENIED. Uh.. Men.

Laughing at the fact that I’m running a half marathon this weekend, all while my left ankle could be mistaken for Shrek’s ankle

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Which Way is Up

I don't know if I'm coming or going. Things are a bit crazy in the L house.



Finding a house that we both can agree on

Running my first half mary this weekend

Sadness about leaving friends

Not drinking wine during the week

Saying goodbye to my husband. He's heading to STL before the rest of us.. PARTY CITY... Whose going to kill the spiders? Whose clothes will I pick up?... Who am I kidding, I'll be chugging vino with my bestie..

I promise to do better next week

We did have a great Easter, I shall leave you with my sweet angel

Friday, April 18, 2014



This week has been a whirlwind, to say the very least. Exciting things are happening in the L home but I’ll touch on that later.


Sweet Tea. I can’t get enough of this liquid gold lately. Maybe if I drink enough of it summer will come. Nothing says summer like Sweet Tea.

Mom and I have been scouring antique store to find the perfect piece of furniture for this boring wall that I have in my kitchen. We nailed it with this piece!

Did anyone else see the “BLOOD MOON” I was up bright eyed and bushy tail lurking at the moon. I tried to get M up because I’m scared of the dark so we could be all romantical but he wouldn’t budge. I’m so glad I got up to see it. The moon fascinates me.


I can’t wait to plant our jelly beans tonight. H gets such a big kick out of this.

I’m ready to hide the grey hair give my hair some life…
I'm liking this...


I have to share this little gem with you guys. I was browsing THIS blog and fell in love with this silhouette.

I swear time is going so fast with little H. She is no longer a toddler but a threenager little girl. #breaksmyheart.

What a perfect way to capture her as a little girl.

I got so excited and ordered one for a special girl who just turned two. It seriously brought tears to her mamma’s eyes.

It's supper easy, you just snap a side profile picture of your little one and email it off to Lindsay. Boom. She'll even send you a proof.

Head on over to Love, Bug & Peanut and check her shop out. She has tons of great stuff. Lindsay was super sweet and her products shipped fast.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Musings

1.Trying to figure out how THIS can be my new kitchen

2.Let the MADNESS begin

3.Glad SHE posted THIS

4.Love hearing about the GOOD that came out of this tragedy.

5.Only in AMERICA

6.How to be the BEST

7. This facinates me.

Head on over to THIS chica's blog and link up

Happy Monday!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Musings

Monday Musing

Is anyone else super excited the THIS girl has started this link?

1.I’m pretty sure my child needs THIS shirt. Adorable much?

2.THIS has been printed and will be used.

3.Loving THIS new smell of mine.

4.I’m not sure how I feel about this STORY

Life lesson's

I came across this article and absolute love it. Sometimes we need a little reminder about what is really important in life.


People often tell Regina Brett how great she looks for her age. Turns out, she is actually 54 years old — not 90. She wrote down these life lessons the night before her 45th birthday after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Over that past decade, these lessons have gone viral on the Internet amid claims that she is 90 years old. Luckily, she finds humor in this misrepresentation, knowing how many lives she has touched.

Whatever her age might be, these universal lessons are relatable to anyone who needs a little reminder of what’s important in life.

1.Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2.When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3.Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4.Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5.Pay off your credit cards every month.
6.You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7.Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8.Save for retirement, starting with your first paycheck.
9.When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
10.Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
11.It's OK to let your children see you cry.
12.Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
13.If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
14.Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
15.You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
16.A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
17.It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
18.When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
19.Burn the candles; use the nice sheets; wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
20.Overprepare, then go with the flow.
21.Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
22.The most important sex organ is the brain.
23.No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
24.Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
25.Forgive everyone everything.
26.What other people think of you is none of your business.
27.Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
28.However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
29.Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
30.Believe in miracles.
31.Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
32.Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
33.Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
34.Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
35.If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
36.Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
37.Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
38.All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39.Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
40.The best is yet to come.
41.No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
42.Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
43.If you don't ask, you don't get.
45.Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Say Cheese

Last month a friend of mine told me about a local photographer looking for models, age’s 3-4 right up my alley, Right? I guess I temporally lost my mind and submitted H’ info. I get a call that they want to use H. perfect. This will be fun. H loves getting her picture taken and she can be a ham when it comes to the camera.

Boy was I wrong. I guess I forgot how picky H was with her clothes.

Let me set the scene.

The photo shoot was 30 minutes away, no biggie, only one minor detail it was at 9:30am on Saturday morning. Um, H loves her sleep and usually sleeps in on Saturday mornings. When H wakes up on her own, she is all sunshine and butterflies. When we have to wake H up she is full of piss and vinegar. You follow me?

We get to the shoot… Hair still wet, and when I went to change her into her first outfit… guess what H forgot to put on….YEP… Girlfriend was going commando. I about died… mother of the year folks….

They pull out H’s first dress… I’m not kidding it was similar to this…

I knew H would throw a fit so I tried to throw it on as quickly as possible without H realizing that this dress was going to be itchier than a bad case of the chicken pox. And without any of the other mom’s seeing that my child didn’t have panties on. I threw the dress on H and took her out to area where the pictures were being taken…

Queue the tears, queue the tantrum queue H trying to take the dress off and queue all the side eye rolls from the mothers.

I wanted to die.

Next, outfit. The designer asks H what she wanted to wear. H and this lady who clearly did not have children but thankfully thought H was cute enough NOT to send us home walked H around and let her pick out her outfit. The 2nd outfit was a hit. H looked adorable. The tears dried up and her smile was on point.

However, the rest of the pictures were taken outside. It was 56 and windy. H wasn’t having it. I mean, H models one outfit and thinks she is about to be on the cover for Marie Claire magazine. Can we say high maintenance? She wanted to pick out her own outfits, her own hair accessories and H insisted that her tags be cut off, the other children…oh they were totally ok with tucking the tags in. Not my child

I about died. I had to keep telling myself that she was only 3. It was one of those moments where everyone was super sweet (totally faking it I’m sure) and I was on high alert.

All in all they got some cute pictures but I think H was too young. It was a good experience but H really didn’t enjoy it. I think we will put modeling on the back burner for a bit and just let H be a kid.

You live and you learn right?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday

Tomorrow H has a photo shoot. Doesn’t that sound fancy? Let’s hope they don’t send us home after they notice she’s missing a large chunk of hair because Miss Thang decided to cut her hair last week.

This girl has been my partner in crime lately. I knew she got me when she said these two sentences to me last night: 1.Grab the bottle of wine and let’s go chat. 2. I’ve got to tell you something and I want you to keep your “Big Mouth Shut”until I’m done#sheknowsmetoowell

Since M is out of town. I’m driving his ginormous truck. I may or may not have almost taken out a pole… in the drive thru…at the liquor store. I’m talking employee hanging out the window trying to direct me… I missed the pole BUT I gave them a nice yard job. #can’ttakemeanywhere

Marathon training take two.

Thank God for Baseball

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday's Confessions

Dateless in Dallas

Today I'm linking up with Dateless in Dallas, with Wednesday's Confessions

I mean confessions are good for the soul right… no judging…

I confess, I skip out on my calories READ Meals if I know I am drinking wine later that evening with friends. It’s all about balance right. It’s working because the number on the scale is going down.. Hallelujah

M is headed out of town this weekend, How will I sleep at night… oh wait... I’ll sleep like a baby with that king size bed all to myself (plus my 3yr old and boxer) I digress.
I hate when he leaves. I think he hates leaving us just as much. You would think he’s leaving for war. Tonight you will find us attached to each other’s hip while watching the cardinal’s game.

My house looks like a freaking tornado went through it. Shit is everywhere. Do I care? Nope, weather has been too nice to be stuck inside. We’ve been outside.

I am obsessed with Phillip Phillips. (Still) he is coming to STL in June. I will be there. And I fully plan on touching that boy’s body… I'm going to go ahead and start saving for my bail.


This is why you don’t leave scissors unattended.

Yep, Miss H gave herself a hair cut. Thankfully she has a head full of curls and you can't tell.


As some of you know, my mother has lived with us for the past year and a half.

Short explanation. The department she worked for was bought out; she was able to transfer to AR with the same company to keep her retirement plan and her sanity. While she hated leaving her husband, home, dog and her life behind in STL for two years, she did what she had to do.

Mom now has less than 100 days before she retires aka moves back to STL. She is on the count down. Trust me. While she drives me bat shit crazy sometimes, I know I am going to miss her.

With that said, I/we have challenged ourselves to enjoy the time that she has left here in Arkansas. So on Saturdays we play “how can we spend money? Let’s try something new in Arkansas”

This past Saturday morning we hit up a local restaurant called Loca Luna for brunch.
I mean you can’t go wrong with a name like that.

The atmosphere was somewhat a mixture of your grandma’s basement and a college dorm room. None the less the food was delicious and the mimosas were on key.

If you are ever in the LR area, Loca Luna is a must.

That's my kind of night

Let me set the scene:

Bronco, cooler of ice cold beers,wine, two cackling girls, two guys in the front seat and sounds of George Strait, Luke Bryan and Michael Jackson blaring through the speakers.

That’s my kind of night… name that country song. #I’vebeeninthesouthtoolong

That was our Saturday night. M and I met some friends, who are freshly dating, for dinner and drinks followed by a night driving the back country roads in a bronco. I hate to admit but it was a perfect night.

There was something soothing about complete darkness and seeing the stars as we drove through the gravel roads. Minus spilling my wine over my shirt as we hit the bumps…

What wasn’t so soothing was driving over the same rail road tracks where THIS happened… My Safety kid rules were in full force…

We also drove by the house that was used in Forrest Gump. Who knew Arkansas has such history?

Do you ever drive back roads?