I stumbled upon a new Bath & Body Works scent the other day while picking up some of their antibacterial soap that's on sale...coconut lime! Man, it is flippin' heaven in a bottle! Usually I'm not a big coconut fan, but the balance of sweet and tart in this soap is just amazing! I keep sniffing my hands! lol ;)

Anyway...just wanted to share. It's the little things!



I LOVE Thanksgiving! I love the food, I love getting together with family, I love being off from work/school/responsibilities for one full day! :) And I LOVE to bake/cook. So this year we're going to my Aunt's house for Thanksgiving. She's like THE Martha Stewart of Maryland, so you can bet that there will be quite a spread. I'm going to be making the spinach gratin recipe that I got from the Barefoot Contessa last year (SO good, btw) and my famous pecan pie to take with us.

In sticking with the Thanksgiving theme, here is a little "top 20" about turkey day! ;)

1. Do you cook all or part of the meal? Well, for the past two years my SIL and I have cooked the entire meal with the exception of a few appetizers and desserts. :)
2. How much do you spend buying groceries for the meal? Oh man. If I'm cooking the whole meal I'd say at least $200.
3. Do you eat at home or go to someone else’s? It kind of changes every year. This year we'll be going to my Aunt's house, but last year my SIL and I hosted.
4. Describe your perfect bite? Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing. Mmmmm!
5. White meat or dark? White.
6. Stuffing with giblets or without? Soooooo without! Ew.
7. Anything you won’t eat at the Thanksgiving meal? Cranberry sauce. Ew.
8. Carve Mr. Gobble at the table or serve on a platter? Platter. Dad-in-law usually carves before Mr. Gobble hits the table.
9. Favorite pie? Pecan!
10. Formal table or Chinet? Depends on where we're eating. At our place? Chinet. At my Aunt's? Formal table.
11. Your menu? If I'm cooking: turkey, stuffing, biscuits, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, succotash, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, olives, pickles, crackers, chutney. I *think* that's it. haha whoa.
12. Favorite leftover? Turkey! It makes the best leftover sandwiches!
13. Extended family, friends, both or just the immediate family for dinner? Yes.
14. After dinner, do you go to the latest movie or football on TV? Neither. We just hang out and chat.
15. Do you watch the Macy’s Parade? Sure do!
16. Christmas decorations up before or after? After!
17. Black Friday shopping or sleep in? Sooooo sleep in!
18. Any special Thanksgiving tradition? Well, when my SIL and I host we try and come up with a new, creative place setting for each family member.
19. Favorite thing about Thanksgiving? All of it! :) Really, I just love the whole experience.
20. Favorite Thanksgiving memory? Our first one with B. :)



Mornin' all! :) (All 3 of you who read my blog...if there are that many. lol) I had a fun idea for a scrapbook page and wanted to actually get it on here before I forgot because who KNOWS when I'll be able to scrap next! Probably after I graduate in 2008. heh.

Anyway, I wanted to post my favorite things at the moment so I don't forget. I'm thinking of asking Dave and B, too so I can make one for each of them. Oohhh, maybe I can turn it into a mini book and ask them what they're favorite things of '06 were!! What'd ya think? ;)

Anyway...for the time being, here are mine:

I just picked this up yesterday on several recommendations from a few peas and so far it's a fantastic resource! I may actually be able to take some decent pictures with my fab camera! ;)

2. Holiday cups at Starbucks.

3. Clinicals.

4. My sweet family. But that never changes. ;)

5. Gingerbread lattes.

6. Cold, crisp air.

7. Wreaths.

8. Magazine subscriptions.

9. Postsecret.blogspot.com

10. Pottery barn kids.

11. White, 11-cup Cuisinart food processor. ;) Which is what I want for Christmas...can ya tell?

12. Christmas music.

So I think later today I'll go ask the boys what their favorites are right now and maybe come up with a cool mini album idea. Any thoughts? Maybe book form, maybe lunchpail form...who knows.

Well, I suppose I should go study at some point. ;) My niece is here visiting today and I can hear her and Bradley having a blast downstairs. lol They're a riot! I think today they're pretending to be Harry Potter. Yesterday it was cowboys and pirates. Ya gotta love this age! Have a great Sunday!


A meme. At 11:46 pm.

I'm waiting until midnight so I can register for my nursing classes for next semester because if I go to sleep and wait until tomorrow morning every class I want will be full and I'll have to take the leftovers. And I soooooooooo don't want to go to class on a Friday afternoon, ya know? So...I make myself stay up the night of registration so I can actually get the good classes. ;)

So, to kill time here are my answers to a meme posted on the scrapbook board I frequent daily. They're pretty cool questions so if you want to snag the list and do it yourself feel free! But make sure you link me to your blog so I can see your list! :)

1. I am blessed, loved, exhausted.
2. Dave knows me best.
3. I feel anxious, stressed, sleepy.
4. The most important thing in my life is my family. Always.
5. I always carry my purse (original, huh?)
6. I think therefore my brain is jampacked. ;)
7. I’m at my happiest when my son is laughing, the sun is shining and I'm spending some much needed downtime with my sweet hubby and baby boy (who is technically no longer a baby, but I'm his mom and if I wanna call him that, I will...so pssshhhh).
8. On a Monday morning, you can find me clutching my blankets, trying my damndest to convince my son through two bedroom doors and a hallway that he has plenty of toys in his room to play with and that I'll be in his room in a minute (or 5, or 10, or an hour...whatever).
9. My favorite food ingredient is garlic.
10. My eyes are hazel.
11. My favorite material possession is a letter that Dave wrote me when I was in labor with our B.
12. To relax, I like to hang out with my fellas, scrap, read, sleep.
13. The town I live in is not where I want to live for the rest of my life.
14. My worst habit is binging.
15. My guilty pleasure is Starbucks.
16. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is their eyes or smile.
17. I think that this is a repeat...hmmmm.
18. I can live without gossip.
19. I wish I had more time.
20. My life is crazy wonderful.

So go ahead. Fill this out for yourself. Reflect. And then share with me! :)


Are YOU wearing the wrong sized bra?

I have NO doubt that I probably am. Heh. So...do you wanna find out? Go here.

Total random blog post, no doubt, but it's a helpful one! ;)


5:55 pm

Make a wish! ;) I love doing that. Heh.

Anyway. So, yesterday my sister, Mike, Dave, and I all dropped the kids off at my Mom's house so that we could go see a movie. Dave and I had gone to see Talladega Nights (GREAT movie, by the way) awhile back and had seen previews for this movie called Borat. The few snipets from the movie that they showed during the previews were frickin' hysterical! I mean, the preview itself is only what...maybe 3 minutes? And Dave and I were cracking up and had decided that we needed to see this movie. So when Mike mentioned that they wanted to go see it we were all over it. ;)

So we get to the theatre, buy our tickets (Mike thought they were going to be sold out and there were like MAYBE 10 people in the theatre...lol) and sit down. Once the movie started I could pretty much tell it was going to be one of those movies. Ya know the one where there are parts SO funny that you can't breathe because you're laughing so hard? The beginning was awesome. Memorable quotes, funny scenes, the works. Then about halfway into it things started getting weird. Seriously, I have an awesome sense of humor. I can laugh at the stupidest stuff for hours on end. Really. And I, shamefully, like a good stupid, uncomfortable, morally-questionable joke just as much as the next guy, but whoa. Without spoiling it for those of you who still want to see this movie, I was pretty much shocked, offended, annoyed, and laughing all at the same time. I mean, some parts were funny to the point of gut-busting, but others you could hear the whole audience gasp in that "I cannot believe they just played that" way that you would had we been at a dinner party and someone told a bad joke, ya know? Gah.

So pretty much, I'm going on the premise that about 10% of this movie was actually really funny and about 90% of it was so stupid, lame, crude, and disgusting that it wasn't even in the same category as funny. And seriously, I like lame, crude, disgusting movies, but this one didn't even compare. Meh. So anyway...take my opinion for what you will. And then decide if you want to spend the $36 that theatres are now charging for a regular priced ticket to go see it. ;)

Now, the one GOOD redeeming quality the movie had was Sacha Baron Cohen, the main character, Borat. The guy is a friggin' comedic genius. Seriously. If you haven't seen Talladega Nights, I am BEGGING you to go rent it. lol The guy is frickin' hysterical and even though Borat fell short of what I wanted it to, it would've been off-the-radar bad had Sacha not been the main actor. ;)