Friday, May 31, 2013

Hi There Friday and where did May go??

How come Friday is so far away from Monday yet Monday is so close to Friday???

Its been a typical short week - cramming 5 days into 4.  Next week will be short as well I am leaving work Thursday at 12:30 to start the weekend..  I am looking forward to some downtime.  Next week is also when D goes on his annual guys fishing trip. Which means the DVR, a bottle of wine, my kindle and me in sweats on the couch for 4 days!!!  Living large y'all living large ;). I might fit in a workout or two.

Yesterday I went and chopped off the rest of my hair. I am loving the short sassy cut.







Huge plans for the weekend? Not here - I am hoping to just chill, straighten up the house a bit and read.




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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Midweek info overload and photo dump

Yeah I admit the title is a fancy way of saying I got a lot of rambling going on ;)

I'm starting to really cuss Google for taking away Google Reader - I fricken LIKE the fact all the blogs I read are on my dashboard and I don't have to go to another site to see who's updated I log into Blogger I read I update I refresh the page and read some more.. I have been in denial that its going away then for a few days I was like meh who cares now its the 29th and I CARE I CARE.. So eff you Google.

Yeah that's my cup this morning 


Over on the edge by the boarder, see the baby bird?? He came hopping by me yesterday.

Sick of losing and gaining the same 3lbs each week, I bought a helper to break the cycle I have been in for 5 weeks now. Yes that is my mp3 player charging in the background for after work. (No I don't need 15 emails calling me a sell out so shoosh!)

Tip of the day don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..







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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Its Ok Thursday (Last One)

Its Ok Thursdays


to be sad the Thursday link up is over

to look at Holly's 300/30 AB challenge looks like pure torture - yet contemplate doing it anyway. Then eat a lemon cupcake.

to look at pics of your face from 3 years go and pics taken recently and wonder why the hell it doesn't look like your face is thinner.

to have quit the squat challenge half way through because my knees hurt to effin bad every single day.

to price out a new ass after the above and say eff it boobs and botex are money better spent LOL.

to schedule out back to back long weekends.

to think about shaving off your hair and purchase wigs instead.





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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Spring Fever, Sugar and Spice Influencer VoxBox



I received my first VoxBox and tore it open like a 5 year old at Christmas..

Packed inside was Schwartzkopf hair product from the Osis+ line - I had the Rough Rubber texture paste in strong control.

NYC lipgloss in Red Apple

Secret Outlast Completely Clean 48 hour deodorant

Impress press on nails with in a nude color with a black lace detail

TastyKake Peanut butter cake.

I'm not gonna lie the first thing I did was rip open the Tastykake and inhale it.  280 calories later, while it was good I was left wishing there was more of the peanut butter I had been expecting - it truly only tasted like a hint of peanut butter. Not to say I didn't enjoy it - I had just wished that the flavor had been more present.

The Rough Rubber Paste is a little ball of awesome. I have thick wavy hair that is hard to deal with - pretty much the reason why you will always see it flat ironed.  I flat ironed it as usual then used the paste to piece it out.

A little of the paste goes a long way. Start with a pea sized amount in the palm of your hand and let it get warm - then work it with your fingers a bit to get the paste malleable. I found using a little on my fingers then piecing certain sections of my hair worked the best. Then I worked what was left of the product through the back of my hair to give it texture.  The paste held all day which with my hair is a miracle.

I had reservations when came to the clear deodorant - i have never been thrilled with any of the clear products - they feel strange going on, they don't last and they always feel sorta sticky. I'm sorry to say this one is the same as the rest. I may just not be a clear deodorant person.  Secret promises 48 hour protection, I found after a few hours in Midwest heat and humidity I was reaching for my standard deodorant.


NYC lipgloss in Red Apple - This looks like a lipstick with a lip gloss feel. There is a complimentary color "ball" in the middle of the product this one happens to be a pink in the shape of an apple. I really did like this product I just wished it was in a color that was wearable for my skin tone. I am not normally a lip color person but I will be looking for this in the stores in a color I am able to wear.


Impress press on nails - I did not test these as I wear acrylic.  I will be passing them on however for someone else to try.






I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Happy First Birthday Lil Man!!

I just can't believe you are a year old already - I am not sure where the time has gone. Its been a joy to watch you discover new things and new skills.  I can't wait to see where the next year takes you.

Noni and Papaw love you so much!!




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Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans and my 200th Post


Wow 200 posts - to me that seemed to happen quick - though if you look through my archives you would be left with the thought of "Quick WTF does she mean quick, she has posts going back years!" I didn't blog for a few years and when I did blog months would go by between posts; its just been the last 6 months or so I have blogged on any consistent basis.


Hello Monday - why do you come around so much quicker than Friday??

My weekend was fairly busy Saturday I had planned to sleep in a little bit but for some reason my eyes popped open right at 6:30, how come that does NOT happen Monday - Friday?? Weekdays I practically have to be forced to get up.

I chilled for the morning then hit the nail salon for a fill and a pedicure.  Kohl's had emailed me a 20% off coupon so after weeks of avoiding them and shopping in general I hit Kohl's after my pedi.. I had to Mother's Day shop!

I got gifts for each of our Mothers and thoughtfully helped D out by picking out my gift, I'm so helpful that way ;-) - honestly we have been pretty low key about gifts both for our Anniversary and Mothers Day this year I figured he didn't mind especially since I needed new shirts and I have to be there for that anyhow. So I picked up several tops, a pair of shorts that I just HAD to have after I tried them on and 2 pairs of earrings.

Sunday I puttered around the house for awhile, cleaned the kitchen and found the kitchen table.. Why that is such a crap catcher I don't know but on any given day you will find several magazines, a pile of mail, my purse and until yesterday the purse I carried before I switched them out. My laptop, software, a crap ton of receipts from out of my purse, my lunch bag and assorted other things - its safe to say we don't dine there.  We eat on the couch in front of the TV.

We USED to eat there and a few nights a week we would either play scrabble or cards. We need to get back to that instead of zoning out in front of the tv both of us with laptops on our laps AND our phones. As a whole society is way to involved with their gadgets and not connected enough with the 3d world around them. Unconnecting  with gadgets and connecting with people and being in the moment - being fully present will be my focus this summer.

Sunday afternoon I started cooking chicken and green chili enchiladas, which are not difficult to make just time consuming. Peep and Lil Man came over so I played with him inbetween assembling dinner. My mom came over a few hours after Peep showed up and we all just chilled watched some TV played with Lil Man and ate dinner - relaxing Mother's day (ok except the 4 hours prep and cooking time lol, but I had my grandbaby there giving me sugar and high 5's in between it all - so I am a happy Noni).

How was your weekend??








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Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Letters and stuff..

Hello Friday!!! How ya been, its nice to see you again!

Dear Mother Nature, thank you for the kick ass weather we had this week - I don't mind the rain so much when its warmer out and the next day is sunny and 70 out.

Dear Jillian, you are ruthless and I cuss you out often, but thank you for the quick results - for that you rock hard!

Dear Lil Man, please stop looking like such a big boy so fast.  I can't get over how much you look like a toddler in such a short time. Noni loves you so much.

Dear Cleaning Fairy - there the hell are you bitch?


So I pulled into the Starbucks drive thru this morning early - on Fridays if you don't get there earlier than normal you are either NOT getting your coffee or you are NOT getting to work on time so 6:45 this morning I was in line (yes, there was already a line) to get my coffee and in pulls this older lady. Thank goodness no one was in her way I think she would have shoved them out of her way to get in the door..



No, shes not SUPPOSED to be parked diagonally...  This is just cracked me up - and y'all thought I was bad when it comes to my coffee..




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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Wednesday Check-in

WOW Wednesday already - not sure where Monday and Tuesday went.. Time sure does fly by after a while.

So a few weeks ago I broke up the scale - she's a lying hooker anyway! How clothes fit and how you feel is a better indication of progress.  I will confess however I got curious and stepped on it yesterday morning... I lost 2 lbs in the week I climbed back on the wagon and started tracking what I putting in my mouth and getting active again.


2 of these!! YAY..

Feb 2013 - May 2013


The May squat challenge is going pretty well - I can't wait to see the results of that on May 31st.  The end of May also brings Operation Red Bikini to a close. I am still trying to find a killer pair of skinny cargo pants that are not a few hundred bucks a pop! 

I did however find this blazer that I have wanted for years!! I have lusted over the pink tweed for several fall/winter season now and finally found one that I liked AND would fork over the money. Today is the first day I have worn it and I have already gotten several "nice jacket" comments. 

(I am not sure why it looks like I am scowling all the time, its always in the cell phones pics!)


How is your week progressing?? 




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Monday, May 06, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up



I had planned a fairly quiet weekend at home closet cleaning, but in the spirit of being spontaneous and coming from a place of yes when I got the text from my sister in law about lunch and hitting the flea market I texted back YES.. Besides everyone knows cleaning closets SUCKS!! Yes I know it HAS to be done but why do today what I can put off until the end of time?  

So we met up and went down to the New York Dawg Pound - where I indulged in a wonderfully chili cheese dog with fries.. YUMMMM awesome hot dog. We then got back in the car and headed bargain hunting with my oldest nephew along. In between stops he gave Auntie an education (hes almost 6 and I now need to go get my highlights redone to cover the grey) kids pay more attention to whats on TV than you think, lets leave it at that because drinking straight vodka at 11:54 am isn't cool LOL.

I was expecting more of a swap meet type environment, when did flea markets become so boutiquey?  I liked some of the things there but it was like walking on to a 3d Etsy store.  I guess I am used to the flea markets that are set up on a parking lot somewhere under a bunch of tents. I saw some really cute things but nothing I couldn't live without so I left it all there - plus I still have closets that need overhauled LOL.

After that we headed to the Cold Stone Creamery where I not only proceeded to order the Founders Favorite I ate that sucker in a chocolate dipped waffle bowl!! I ate the whole fricken thing with the exception of half the waffle bowl. After that I went home and napped for awhile.

After my nap D and I met my sister in law and both nephews at our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner where I again proceeded to eat like the concepts of calorie counts did not exist .. Oy Vey it was good..

Sunday came and I work up about 4:45 with a migraine (sodium overload anyone??) So I pretty much took it easy until the afternoon when D and I hit the store to stock up for the week.

D went to a friends house to video game it up for a few hours and leave me to the quite house and a throbbing head. I watched some TV then decided hurting or not I HAD/NEEDED to get a work out in. I started with the squats I needed for the challenge 70 of them by the way then headed into Shred.  About 10 mins into the shred the fog lifted and I started feeling better (also when I layed down for the abs my back popped in every way possible ahhhh relief!) Gotta love endorphin's - natures pain pill!


Today its back on track and a big ass salad for lunch - there's no counter attack for the way I ate this weekend BUT there is getting back on the wagon and not slashing  the other tires simply because I got a flat.. Cheers!!!





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Friday, May 03, 2013

Mayuary- also known as Mother Nature is severly unbalanced & flashback




So this was yesterday .. May 2nd


Yes that is the start of SNOW... we got more but the Internets ate the picture I had of it.  Snow flakes have only fallen 4 times in May in Kansas City - this is only the 2nd time in history its been measurable - the last time was May 3, 1907 with 1.7 inches - we got a little bit over that yesterday.  It was almost totally gone by this morning - but the rumor is its going to be cold into the middle of next week with maybe a little more wet white stuff... 

Frankly I am sick of being cold, wearing 50 layers and still shivering. I want to pull out my flip flops for more than 48 hours!!! 

Yesterday was also Throwback Thursday - and I posted this little gem on Instagram... Holy glamour shits Batman - circa 1994 - 1996 ish .. I can't remember when I took this.. My mom put it in this gold frame and gave it to my husband (I had given it to her back in day).  D can't figure out how he got it - he doesn't think it looks anything like me - so its still not been hung up - its living in our bedroom beside the wall and nightstand for the moment..  



The other 2 were take in the past few days.  Big difference well and 18 years LOL   - Sorry about the wonky alignment - blogger hates side by side pictures...

This weekend since it is still going to be cold and nasty out we are going to do the big clean out/Goodwill organization project.. Both D and I have clothes we won't ever wear again and just stuff we don't use that needs to not live in our space anymore..

What is on your schedule for this weekend?


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Thursday, May 02, 2013

How did you get here ... A link up




                                        Helene in Between

I stumbled across this on Beth's blog (http://www.hangonhoney.com)  and just had to jump in.. I get some seriously funny search terms. Since I share the first name of an adult film star people Google her (don't attempt this at work ... trust me!) and end up here - betcha they are shocked as hell LOL.

I have gotten search terms such as KayLynn eating pizza naked, KayLynn shower scene, KayLynn's bare feet etc..

One of my first blog posts was How to Spot a Bad Girl.. I don't know who originally wrote it, but I loved it so I tossed it up here one day.. I still get traffic from that post with terms like how to see a bad girls spot, and bad girls touching spots.

I think my favorite is from the fitbit posts I have done... How not to bite when getting fit..

What are YOUR best search terms



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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

So What Wednesday & Lil Man's Birthday Month!!





So What Wednesday


If you think you're charming ...  that only gets you by for 15 minutes after that you better know something.

If you were the 'it' thing in high school - its now the real world and they don't care.

If the weather guy is just reporting what the computer models say - when he tells me its going to snow May 3rd I get to flip him off... Today its 80 ... The end of the week its this...... May freaking 3rd - yes i'm seriously unhappy about it!!



If I have been saying I was going to Spring clean the last 2 weeks in a row, Springs not over - heck based on this weeks forecast Mother Nature's keeping it hostage!

If I am a grown women - a Darth Vader potato head still needed to be on my desk in my office!!



Its May 1st witch brings up to lil man's birthday month - I can't believe how fast this last year has gone by - seems like just yesterday his mama was still pregnant.

Today when the city tested the tornado sirens I was reminded of last year when I had taken Peep (lil man's mama - I have called her Peep for years) to Walmart and a tornado had been spotted - we were stuck in the bathroom for over an hour. All I could think of was please don't go into labor in here with a tornado landing.  She was 9 months pregnant at the time and every time they would get ready to call all clear the sirens would go off again.


Lil Man an hour old - he stole my heart immediately


Little Man at 10 months - taken 3/30/13






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