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19 Feb

I’m sick. Today my voice is nearly completely gone.

Let’s get straight to it. The vlog for today. I should start by saying, I love the people I live with. They’re all necessary to complete my happiness and as you can see in the very ordinary day, where I don’t feel well, each one of them touches my heart and makes me laugh.

I found the funny yet again.


See you tomorrow.


Messy House Tour Tag

7 Oct

My house is a MESS and Saturday is the messiest day of all. After the running around and functioning of the week is over, our tidy rooms become piles, stacks, and evidence that five people call this place home.

After doing a quick walk through, I thought it wasn’t so bad. On second thought, I began to worry that I might be alone; that my husband and I might be living like college students, with our mix matched thrifty furniture and bare walls, buried beneath our three kids’ toys and worksheets. (Ooh another thing for my future employer to find out about).

And so, I created a tag. Fellow bloggers, please feel free to join me in posting your messy abodes. I beg you.


The Messy House Tag

My top 10 messy nooks and crannies

1. What your living room looks like right now, in it’s current state and time:

Messy Living Room

Our living in it’s current state: 3:17 pm

2. The laundry pile (don’t act like there isn’t a pile):

Laundry Room

Laundry room and bathroom as is.

3. Your full kitchen sink:

Full Kitchen Sink

My sink full of dishes. I really need a trough

4. Find the ledge with the thickest dust:

Thickest ledge of desk top of fridge in messy house tour tag

The top of my fridge! I’m only 5’2”. That’s my excuse.

5. An unfinished project:

Need to clean and finish repainting these stairs...and weed eat

Need to clean and finish repainting these stairs!


Betsy is Messy too!

Betsy is Messy too!

6. Outdoor mess that needs tending to:

Outdoor Mess Messy House Tour Tag garden

I have no idea what to do here. I am not a gardener. So I just keep pulling the weeds and look at rocks


7. Inside a closet. Pick a closet, any closet:

Closet in Messy House Tour

My closet. It’s not too bad.

8. Something that no one will ever notice, but it bothers you:

Blind wand is nearly in the center of the blinds and the window is smooched against the wall in the corner of the room....for no reason.

Blind wand is nearly in the center of the blinds and the window is smooched against the wall in the corner of the room….for no reason.

9. Someone else’s mess; you can’t be blamed for all of it:

Betsy needs to clean her kitchen too!

Betsy needs to clean her kitchen too!


10. The cleanest room in your house, because we all know it’s normally spotless:

My clean living room. Cleaned up the baby a little too!

My clean living room. Cleaned up the baby a little too!

Toddler eating a snack

I cleaned my baby up too

I need to know that I’m not alone in this. If you do this tag, please let me know. You can use the #DontStressTheMess


Since we’re friends now, I hope you’ll follow and come back soon. YOU are  invited to check out my full Messy House Tour! A fun collaboration I participated in, with the 411 mommas and created this Messy Home Tour for you. Come on inside for more of my Messy home.










My Very First Blog Post (circa 2005!)

3 Sep

I flipped through my rolodex this morning to the very back of the internet and there it was – my very first blog post.

That’s right, I managed to sign in without one failed attempt to Xanga! Before there was WordPress or Blogger or Tumblr or what have you, there was Xanga.

When I tracked down my old page, I found it no longer exists in original form. Xanga had moved along and I didn’t go with it. So in a pretty little zip file, I accessed this pretty embarrassing glimpse into my former life.

Former life may be a little generous, because much to my chagrin, I haven’t changed quite enough. So let me set the scene.

My screen name: Pinklexxxus52

My avitar: Me with baby Sam (in our pickup truck) What is happening? (*and yet more proof that I invented the selfiesam and i

HOLD the phone. What’s up with this name? Three x’s. Was I unawares? I just want to gently pat the top of my 24 year old head. Speaking of which, here is my photo


I wonder what I was whispering about?

PREMISE: So here’s what my Xanga was. I called myself RodeoMom (I’ve never once attended a rodeo). It was essentially an advice column to teenage girls. I friended all my little sisters’ friends (no one my age was on the internet and they were defiantly not blogging!).

So here you go. My first ever blog post!

Happy 2005. Just want to let you know that I am ready for business. Let me know if you need anything. ANYTHING. Well as far as me answering questions……I do not perform services. Unless as you know I do perform some life managing services, which include

Personalized Signitures*

The Ten Things To Think about before Tinkering with Teenage boys!!!

How to get your room cleaned. FOR REAL

Organization 101


Tricks of the Trade

Ask Away

*please note that the personalized signature comes with a lifetime guarantee of individuality accompanied by  a one time processing fee.

Well there you have it. Not much has changed. I still blog, I still offer Top 10’s (did I invent that too? I think I must have),  I still love teenagers and want to help them achieve awesome, I’m still a very strange mom offering services that don’t exist. If nothing else, at least I’m consistent. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go cowboy up…





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