Thursday, September 25, 2008

Woop!

My husband is finally home as of last night!! We will be visiting family and friends in the next couple of weeks so I wont have many posts for you right off...but i will certainly be on the look-out for funny/interesting stories to tell you my readers!

Love out~ :)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Military Style

I am new to the military in the fact that I got married into it a little more than a year ago.

Trust me...the embarrassing part of the story is coming...

First let me say this; I have never known till tonight what the protocol for anyone is when the national anthem is played randomly on a military base (or at least never thought about it or that it was so mandatory).

Well, common sense right? you stand up with your hand over your heart facing a flag or the direction of the loudspeaker...

now to the embarrassing part...

I was outside watering my lawn...just sitting on our front porch, listening to my MP4 Player (basically an ipod). Anyways, so there i was, listening to music, watering my lawn, staring blankly at the lawn that wouldn't grow. I looked up randomly and saw our neighbors who i do not know, across the street, with their hands over their heart. Even the little kids.

Now, one might imagine that i would immediately stand up, place my hand over my heart, and face a flag or the direction of the loudspeaker....no such luck.

Since i was listening to my music, i couldn't hear anything else...

I sat there looking over at my neighbors thinking "what the heck are they doing? practicing for a play or something?" In my head i was laughing at this absurd idea when it hit me, OH CRAP! I pulled my ear buds out and realized i had just sat through the whole national anthem...

I wondered why the neighbors' kids had looked at me weird..."shes a bad lady" I can just hear them say.

I felt my whole face turn bright red and hot....

at this point in the story, i turned off the water, walked inside, shut the door, and felt the weight of embarrassment...

Then my husband called and explained to me that it was all kinda mandatory to do the common sense "DUH" thing.

Well, one more thing learned...one more embarrassment over...and one more story for you all.

Please laugh at me...i now find this story rather funny myself:) lol

Thursday, September 18, 2008

So, I leave you with my backyard...

I'm tired, have a headache, and have watched way too much "Office"... :D I'm off to finish watching some more "Pushing Daisies" as i speak:) Good night world...till tomorrow:)

PS: I just bought a halter for my dog...maybe that will make him easier to walk ha ha

Amazing...

Brought tears to my eyes literally when i first saw it...Jessica Price is really good!

And Eli Mattson...wow the piano playing...amazing!




Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Talent...in America:)

So I have been watching America's Got Talent since like maybe a month ago. Anyways its so much fun to watch! All the different acts and talents people have is really entertaining to watch!

Well, this week the top ten have preformed, and I have to say I love 5 of them so much. they are all good, but 5 of them have captured my heart lol

My fav/top 2 I would have to say are Queen Emily and Donald Braswell. When either of them sing i just get chills! They are really good and if you would like to watch some of their performances go to NBC.com and watch them.

MY fav five are: Queen Emily, Donald Braswell, Jessica Price, Nuttin' But Stringz, and Eli Mattson.

Do you watch America's Got Talent? If so, who are your favs?





Monday, September 15, 2008

Watering the Lawn

I was watering my lawn tonight and just realized how much I like the streetlights. I love the way they shine down on the wet grass and concrete. Making the little drops of water glisten and I love the reflection of the streetlight on the wet concrete.

Ahhh.

Fall (which is my fav season) is coming soon, guess I'll enjoy the watered grass while i can:)

Live GPS Tracking System


So you know how in the movies when a car gets stolen they can see where it is because they put a tracking device in or on it? Well now you can have your own portable GPS tracker! Track employees to make sure they are taking the correct routes, or track your teen or elderly loved one to make sure they are safe. If you are looking into GPS Tracking products, then this product may be the one for you!

I love Etsy

I love browsing Etsy.com cause you can find so much wonderful handmade stuff! Just thought i would show off these earrings...pretty cute if you ask me! I might just have to get them....:)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Amazing Hoagie Rolls




Ok, so the other day I really wanted some hoagie rolls but didnt want to go to the store. Well, I use Recipezaar.com all the time for recipies because they actually have comments and ratings on the recipies. So, I tried these hoagie rolls I found on Recipezaar and omg EVERYONE loves them! They are so easy to make and taste so good! Anyways, I just wanted to share this recipie with everyone cause I know i will be making them alot once my husband is home (hes on his way!)


Hope you all enjoy!!
P.S. My mother in law gave me those flowers:)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Afghanny

Hubby called at 4am to tell me that they had just left Afghanistan!!! I wasnt expecting him to leave till the 22nd but I guess it was a last minute thing! Im so so excited. In other news, mi madre is up here for the weekend! We went to this Spiritual Hunger conference...pretty fun stuff:)

And as of right now my puppy Draco is glaring at me to get off the computer and play with him lol so off I go!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wackness

ok so I just got done watching Law and Order SVU (my fav of all time lol). This law and order was a special one though, the one with Robin Williams...anyways he plays this creepy, old, wierd, sick, demented, guy lol and I have to say....he makes the creepiest old guy ever....ok not EVER but close.....well in my mind anyways lol

So if you ever get the chance, watch the Law and Order SVU with Robin Williams in it. fun stuff.

Lap Band

Are you looking for a way to lose weight and yet not have to go through weightloss surgery to remove pieces of you? Well, lap band surgery also known as Bariatric Surgery might just be the thing for you! Basically what happens is, through surgery, a band is placed around your stomach which will then aid in weight loss. There are surgery centers for the Lap Band in Cincinnati, Houston, Tampa, and LA. Visit lap band doctor for more information on the lap-band surgery.

Monday, September 8, 2008

YAYness!

So I just found out that my husband leaves to come home from Afghanistan on the 18th instead of the 20th! OMG its next week!!!! I am so stoked! He's been gone for four months and let me tell you, that is a LONG time lol (ok well not as long as the last time...he was gone for a year then..)

AH so happy:)

Blog Awards!

Thank you to Razz who passed this award along to me! And to all I have chosen, you deserve it!

Here are the instructions for the following Brillante Weblog Premio award recipients:
1. Place the logo on your blog.
2. Link to the person who awarded you.
3. You can nominate up to 5 blogs.
4. You can then add their links to your blog
5. Leave a message in the comment section to each nominee on their blog

Here are 5 awesome blogs that I've chosen:

Friday, September 5, 2008

Money, the Great Mischief Maker.

Money, money, money. It seems now days we are all obsessed with it.
Yes, I agree you need money to survive now days, and money can be a good thing, but it can also be an annoying little mischief maker.

I personally think that yes you can depend on money, in fact we all do. What I don't think is wise, is to totally rely on it and make it your top priority. Make it your top priority, and you will be sure to see the mischief it makes.
For instance, I don't think that money should become a priority over family, friends, or feelings.
If it does, people will get hurt, and if it comes to an extreme, all you have left is money. And I'm sure money wont keep you good company, it wont always be there for you, it is an earthly possession and surely wont be with you after your gone, and you most certainly cant rely on money to make you eternally happy.

Just my thoughts for today and what I have just been through....lol

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cute Little Pepper

Isn't this the cutest little Dr.Pepper ever?! And thats next to a regular size strawberry! lol I went shopping today and came across them and just had to get a six-pack! I'm know they have been around forever, but today I just really really noticed them:)
And yes I bought strawberries too haha ...didn't consume them together though, but I might just try that someday now that I have thought of it haha

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Not Tired

For the past two weeks, I have basically been nocturnal. It all started when I drank a caffinated drink before i went to bed....yea bad idea. As a result of this daring yet stupid action, I have been (for the past two weeks), going to bed around 3-4am and waking up 3-4pm. Yea this sucks big time.

Anyways, this morning i randomly woke up at 8am! I am so happy because i really want to get back to a regular sleeping schedule before my husband gets home from Afghanistan!!! (only 17 days!).

I guess, in a way, this is one of my childhood dreams come true. I used to always wonder what it would be like to be nocturnal and, well, i guess i sorta found out haha:)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Funny Pictures

HAHA ok I have way too much time on my hands lol. I just went to GnomeYourself and YearbookYourself and had way too much fun I thought that I would share these links with y'all cause they are just too fun!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Autumn and Winter Heat Pack

Winter is coming on quick and sometimes its nice to have something warm. Whether its for sore muscles or just for comfort, heatpacks can be very nice to have:) This heatpack that I made, is lightweight and has a removable sleeve so I can wash it if I want to.


The fabric I used for my heatpack is cotton(both the sleeve and heatpack). You dont want to use anything that could melt or spark in your microwave while heating it.


Here is a picture of the heatpack outside of the sleeve. I basically measured out how big I wanted my heatpack, then I measured an inch larger(1/2 inch on all sides) for the sleeve.



Heatpack dimensions: 17" x 6 and 1/2" (unfinished with seam allowances included).


16" x 6" (finished)


Sleeve dimensions: 19" x 7 and 1/2" (unfinshed with seam allowances included).


18" x 7" (finished)



The Sleeve (as you can probably tell) has one end that I turned under so that it would not fray. (The prospect of random threads from the material didnt sound too good haha).

This is a grid of how I did my heatpack. All the black lines are where I sewed between the rice(filler) so that it was lightweight and the rice didnt move all around. The dark red is where I folded the material under and finished it off.

I used Brown Rice as the filler and it works really well, there are many other fillers out there you can use, but i like the smell of rice and it holds the heat really well. If you choose to use rice as your filler in a heatpack DO NOT use white or minute rice as it will possibly start a fire in your microwave....not fun times lol

For more info on heatpacks (where i got all my info haha) please go to: Rice Heat Pack
If you have any questions for me on this post, just let me know and I will try to answer it!