Thursday, March 29, 2012

I gave in . . .

...and I read Hunger Games 3 days.  (Thanks mom and dad for giving me your fast reading gene)  

Fact:  If you read any of these books into the wee morning hours and then go to sleep, you will have really messed up dreams.  Pretty sure I made out with Peeta.  (don't tell my husband) 

*Question:  Can I be on Team Peeta & Team Gale? I like them both! *
(found this by accident on the internet and i just thought it was funny)

Anyways, I was hooked right away.  They are very entertaining books that keep you wanting more.  I'm really sad I'm done with them but glad I can have my life go back to normal.  

My husband has vacation next week so Monday I am going to a Matinee all by myself to see the movie.  (While also knocking off something on my 101 in 1001 list)

Also tonight the new blog design goes up!  I'm so excited.  You have the weekend to be dazzled by the design alone and then Monday we'll be ridin' dirty.  Whatever that means.

And finally....I have to tell you something.  A few nights ago I had a dream.  (don't stop's not going to take that long)  Apparently in this dream Halle Berry was my cousin (awesome, right?).  Well the whole dream I am telling people "I need to tell the people who read my blog!  They have to know Halle Berry is my cousin!".  So hear I am telling you....Halle Berry was my dream cousin.  And now she isn't.  Oh well.

Have a great weekend lovies!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Here's The Deal . . .

Hi.  You might not remember me but I'm Miranda.  I blog here.  

Well I guess I did post Monday & Tuesday.  But I have been pretty quiet around here.

Even though I haven't been commenting on other blogs as much, I have still been reading them (I'm sneaky like that).

So - here's the deal.  I actually have A LOT to blog about.  You may think I am just saying that, but I tell no lies.  (Unless you ask me how much I weigh).  I even have like 5 posts in my drafts folder.  

But I am in the process of getting a blog redesign.  Now I love my current one that the fabulous Kasey did for me.  And I will forever be in debt for all she helped me with when I first started blogging and putting in the work for me.  But I want things a bit lighter.  I feel like the current design was okay for fall and winter, but I want something fresh for spring.  Also I feel like I want more space for my posts, so I am only going to have one sidebar.

Little Miss Nerd Girl is currently working on it and I'm hoping it will be done soon.  

Now you may ask why that means I can't blog now.   Well, because I don't want to.  :)  I want to share my posts on my new design...kind of like starting fresh.  I'm not going to neglect my blog for now, just spending a little less time.  Preparing for the Grand Opening!  Except there isn't anything cool, like free stuff or coupons when I have it.  Boo.

So there you have it.  Hope you stick around...I am still here.  I promise.  :) 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Sweets

Happy Happy Tuesday!  
Did ya'll watch Dancing With The Stars last night?  I was super impressed!  Usually there is a few who stick out as really sucking but everyone was actually somewhat good!  Of course my fave was Donald Driver!  And who I don't like?  That tennis lady.  I am not even going to attempt to spell her name.  She isn't bad but I just don't think she is that exciting.   
Your faves?  Your least fave?


 Spring Sweets Swap

So yah, I know.  I did another swap.  But they are so fun!  And this is the last one for awhile.  So this one was Spring Sweets hosted by Casey & Shellsea.  (check them out!)

I was paired with Kimberly and she sent me some awesome and festive Spring Things.  I love the Spring hand towels because I have starting to decorate a bit more for each season/holiday and of course I can always use post-its...I'm obsessed.  And of course you need to check out Kimberly's blog. :)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

And just a few quick pics of my favorite Sweet.  

He really likes to sit on her.
Well there you are. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

I May Have Shopped . . .

Hello Friends!!!  How ya doing?

Me?  Ok.  Well pretty good now.  I realize (or you may have) that I haven't been around much.  Sorry 'bout that.  But I'm sooo back.  

Anyways:  How was your weekend?  Mine actually was great.  It was the first full weekend Guss has had off where no one was sick, and we didn't go anywhere.  And the weather was beautiful.  My mother-in-law came up and we went to Kohl's - where you know you can get some awesome deals.  (see below for what I bought!) Other things I bought that aren't pictured:  Summer PJ's for the Mason man and all of his b-day gifts (I may be a bit freaked out i will have a 2 year old in a few short weeks)  

Other awesome things about this weekend:  I finally updated my iPad so I have all the cool new features and Guss & I are in deep discussions of me getting an iPhone.  I miss having a phone with Internet.  

On to the goods...

PJ's for Mason

Wanted some cheap decor and it smells like summer.
 I gave in and I bought "The Hunger Games".  But I've heard some great things about it, so I'll give it a try.  I have like 10 books I need to read before this one though.  

And finally we bought this little thingy.  I don't know the name of it but I do know that we can get the Internet on our TV.  Most importantly Netflix.  So now we don't have to watch "How I Met Your Mother" (or Mason's newest show "Barney" ugh) on a laptop/ipad screen.  Now we can enjoy it on our 46 incher!!! What, What???!!!

You buy anything awesome lately?
Later lovies!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

* Nails & The Weekend *

Today I am back and linking up for the second time with 

Tara and Vicki.  

This week I tried these colors:

Essie "Bobbing for Baubles"
OPI "Servin' Up Sparkle"

So...i love the colors.  (was just going to do an accent nail with the sparkle but it was a little boring).  Anyways as you can tell by my bang-up paint job I am awesome at applying nail polish. (sarcasm) Actually I still consider myself a newbie, and if you saw my left hand you would think i asked my almost 2 year old to apply it.  It's sad.  Really sad.   

So real quick, do you any of you have any tips for taking pictures of your nails?  My camera I guess sucks.  It is either unfocused or blinding.  I finally got some 'eh' pics in the bathroom.  

Well I'm off for the weekend (because I haven't been slacking enough around here) and hope you all have a super-duper-great-fantastic weekend.  And  a great St. Patrick's day. (because I am proudly Irish)  I think my husband and I will actually go out for dinner...the last time we went out for St. Patrick's day, I was pregnant but still offered green beer and saw a college student throw up said beer on a bar floor.  (yes I was in a bar while pregnant).   Ok....that's enough.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3 . 14 Swap . . .

Today I am featuring my gifts from the 3.14 Swap.  

This swap was hosted KrystalErin, and Jennifer!
So the deal was to send this:

3: Paper items. 1: Accessory. 4: Pastel items.

And post on March 14th (3/14).  Well my partner was Carly.  I love this girl.  We actually have been playing Words With Friends together.  She told me a story last night,  that while chatting with me on WWF, her boyfriend thought she was talking to Miranda Lambert.  And he didn't understand why she was living in Wisconsin.  Haha.  Anyways, she did an awesome job!  

My goods?  
* Stationary/Cards
* Notepad (which I have been using)
* Mini-lanterns (Mason loves playing with these)
* Tea lights
* Cute page marker clips
* Nail polish "Sally Hansen Whisper".  Before I got this, I was actually debating getting a pastel purple nail polish...good thing i didn't :)
* Peanut Butter filled Bunnies :)

I love swaps!  And I plan to do many, many more...especially if I have partners like Carly!  Have a great Wednesday (Modern Family is new ya'll!) and chat with me tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Broom * Warm * Food

Weird title right?   I couldn't come up with anything more clever.  

Anyways....there was this thing all around facebook about Brooms standing straight up because of some Solar Storm.  At first it didn't work, bu then it did...and it really freaked the husband out.  I thought it was pretty cool.

Like I mentioned before, we have had some nice weather.  Mason has loved playing outside with sticks and a basketball and soccer ball.  

He looks like an evil stick hoarder...I promise he isn't :)

Ahhh, fresh air.
And these past few weeks I tried some new recipes.  Here are two of them.

Recipe found here.
My Notes:  I have a weird aversion to bread crumbs so i didn't use them...and I didn't have Parmesan so I only used cheddar cheese.
Click picture for recipe.
My Notes:  I only used a teaspoon crushed red pepper and it was still too hot for my husband.  If you like spicy, then I would go with that...if you don't...I wouldn't even try it.
And finally, I don't think everyone will agree but  I am loving Jessica Simpson being pregnant.  I felt gigantic while pregnant, and it seems like all celebs are super cute and tiny while with child.  They were not gigantic (except Kate Hudson the first time around and Jennifer Garner).  But that is what I love.  That they looked just like me when I was pregnant.  Large and in charge. :)  I just hate all the criticism J. Simpson is getting. 

 Your body changes when you are  have no control...  Anways...I'm done.  Have a great Tueday!  Catch you on the flip side!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Movie Weekend

Hello!  Hope your weekend is going good.  Mine is not too shabby.  The weather is warm (63 degrees!!!), so I actually took Mason outside to play...of course it is  still a bit muddy and he likes to pretend to fall down so, it got a little messy. But still so much better than sitting around the house.  

Well my husband is at work today, and I figured I kind of wanted a lazy weekend so I rented 4 movies I have been wanting to see.

These two I watched last night.

I really had high hopes for this one.  I think when I know it (or some of the actors) are Oscar nominated, I have high expectations.  I don't think this one was that great.  It wasn't boring...just not that good.  
I also had heard so many good things about this movie.  Again, it was eh.  I thought the 2nd half of the movie was the best and of course I cried.  

Tonight I will be watching these (along with Saturday Night Live)

My husband heard it sucks, I heard it was really good.  Guess we will see.  I'm really excited to watch it though.
I'm super excited about this because I am a sucker for tragic love stories.  So I hope this is a good one.

So, have you seen any of these movies?  do you disagree with my opinions of the first two?  (*note* these opinions are coming from a girl who thinks "Tommy Boy" is one of the best movies ever made")

After those hard days I had, I am starting to feel a lot better.  Lighter, even.  (unfortunately not physically)  But I'm looking forward to tomorrow and then a brand new week.   Love Lovies!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Ok...Not that AA...But hope i got your attention.  

Actually I meant Awkward and Awesome.  This is my first time trying this out... (oh, I don't think this is a link up but one of my favorite bloggy friends Alana does it every Thursday)


Going to my eye appointment and them asking if I have had any surgeries since my last visit.
Me:  I had a c-section
Tech:  *weird face*  Uh, I meant any eye surgeries.
Me: (embarrassed and thinking 'duh')

Also at my eye appointment - sitting in the tiny waiting room, right next to an Optometrists office, where I can hear (very loudly) the Dr and another worker's conversation.  Words that were said?  Eggs, Harvest, get the idea.

The plane scene on the last episode on Pretty Little Liars.  It was so weird, and so fake, and so unrealistic.  

My  husband asking me why I'm watching the TV with no sound.  But I was actually watching Switched at Birth.

My brother-in-law after too many beers.  (see evidence below)


My husband surprising me with flowers after having a bad few days.  This is really surprising because I think the last time I got flowers was almost 2 years ago.

The 'DrawSomething' App.  It's addicting and so much fun.  Below is my drawing - pretty impressive for an Art Major right.  (*sarcasm*)

Getting my swap goodies.  I will linking up next week to show what I got but it brightened my day getting the package.

Ellen "on" The Bachelor.  Ellen Degeneres made a clip of herself "on" the Bachelor a few weeks ago and after they had "The Women Tell All"  she did it again.  My favorite lines?  "I was not here for Ben, I mean let's face it, I was here for the girls" and "Well I can tell you Portia is a little upset, because she thought I was going to be on The Amazing Race'"  

Have a great Thursday y'all!  :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mixed Bag

Hi.  How you doin'?  (Joey style).   This post is a whole lot of randomness.
I have been a bit frustrated lately with myself and blogging.  I have so many ideas and thoughts but I am having difficulty making sense of them.   Or putting them into words.  I'm going through a little thing personally and it is kind of taken over all of my thinking and clouding my thoughts.  So  I hope you all bear with me.  (and yes I did google to see if i needed to use bear/bare).  But here are a few things that made me happy recently.   

My son's eccentricities.  I love how he does this.
Sorry it is sideways.  I rotated it in Picnik and Windows but apparently it doesn't want to work.  However it says "Welcome to COUGAR TOWN. Your name isn't that great either."  I don't know if any of you watch this show but every new episode they have a comment about the name of the show.

  Originally the show was supposed to be about Courtney Cox's character being a "cougar" in the dating world.  But it turned into something completely different and now are stuck with the name.  I hear they have contemplated changing it but for some reasons have not.  I look forward to reading what the tag line says every week.  And this weeks definitely made me laugh.

So I was super giddy last night when I got this email.  Sherry from Young House Love added me to one of her circles!   If you don't read this super famous blog I would.  It is mostly DIY/Home Renovation but Sherry and her husband are so freaken funny.  And now we are BFF's.  (In my mind at least)
These guys aren't too bad looking.  Well at least if you come from Wisconsin they aren't.  I am so excited for baseball and happy Ryan Braun (right) will not be suspended.  Left is Aaron Rodgers (GB Packers QB).  And I just love him.
Anyone watch GCB?  I thought it was better than I was anticipating.  But it wasn't blow my mind good.  However I love this ecard.  
But just a note to say I love you guys, you make me happy, *more mushy stuff*, and have a great day!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Here weeee are!

Nikki!!!   Sorry for all who did not win (i actually feel guilty)  but I will have another giveaway in a bit.
(Nikki please email me your choices again and your shipping info mlco5775 (at) gmail (dot) com) :)

I will maybe be back tomorrow or Wednesday.  Mason had a cold last week and he (being a very sharing boy) gave it to me.  So we will see how I am feeling.  But until then...have a great day and don't forget to ask me questions for my ask me anything!  You can leave your questions in the comments on any post until I answer them (probably Monday next week).

Friday, March 2, 2012

Aaannnddd . . . Kick !

So I was going to link-up again for The Nail Files again today...but who I am kidding?  I'm my nails are naked...but not for long.  I'll be back next Friday.

But I do have some pictures and mini-story for you today.  

So I was in dance for about 8 or 9 years and then I was a cheerleader.  Sometimes (I can't believe I am admitting this) I do random things around the house.  A few days ago I thought to myself "I wonder if I can still kick high?"  So I kicked, and Mason watched his mama be crazy.  But then he started "kicking" himself.  I put kicking in quotation marks because this child of mine "kicks" and he looks like a male dog marking his territory.  It's pretty hilarious.  Now when I say Kick he grabs something for balance and "kicks" (while saying 'kih! kih!)

But I think my favorite thing?  Is that randomly he will walk to a piece of furniture and lift his leg.  If he was my dog, we would be having some chats...but I like that he just wants to be like his mama. :)

Actually holding his leg to "kih"
If my son is anything - he's entertaining...and he hates wearing pants.
Apparently the coolest place to play is in the cupboards.  
So that's it.  I hope you lovies have a fabulous weekend.  I will recap and announce the winner of my giveaway next week!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Really ? ! (With Miranda and...)

...Miranda.  So yeah it's just me.  But I am taking my own twist of "Really? With Seth & Amy" on SNL Weekend Update.

Really Revenge?  You aren't coming back until April?!  How can you do this to me?

Really TV in General?  why do you do this?  Why do you take breaks like this?  Or have one new episode then two weeks off?  That is what the summer is for!!! if you think this will get more viewers you are just piss us off (however you do win in the fact i won't stop watching.)  I mean really?!

Really Mason?  Your idea of getting better from a cold is to be a Tornado of Destruction?  You are lucky you are the cutest kid in the world.

Really Girls on American Idol?  Compared to the guys you are looking pretty weak.  You need to represent!!!

Really? "Modern Family"?  Oh, wait...your episode was pretty damn awesome last night.  You are free to go.

Really Brain?!   Do you think you could ever win at "Friends With Words" ?  THINK!

And speaking of Saturday Night Live

Really? Lindsey Lohan as your next host? How about you quit having Justin Timberlake be a special guest in just a few skits and just have him host the damn thing 7 times a season?

And that has been "Really!?!  With...Just Me"....what made you say Really recently?
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...