Monday, December 31, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
So it hasnt really felt like Christmas and lately its been a mess. We just now got our tree ornaments on. Its been up for a week with lights on it.
My extended family is a mess we arent having a get together and my grandma is going insane.
today it was super windy and I did shopping to try and finish everything. I didnt though. But when I was leaving the store. I was going in my car and the wind sorta kicked up and my door sorta went into the car next to me. It didnt leave any dent or scratch but the this super scary lady came out like knocked on my window and yelled at me. Talk about terrifying but I know nothing was there so I said sorry but I mean it was the wind. I couldn't do anything but it rattled me. And I get super paranoid about being sued or people out to get me or something. Im crazy.
Ugh just not a great day...
Friday, December 14, 2012
last but not least:
Thank you to influenster for this box of goodies to review. i was not compensated in any way.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
problem was i'm too fat for all my clothes. but even so i don't really own much in general. so i had to stress and i had been looking for something at goodwill everytime i went there. never found anything. and by some miracle i found something at target of all places. but then i needed a tank top to go under this dress cause it kinda showed a little too much for my liking (i don't like to have that show at all anyways). i wanted a red tank top since the dress is charcoal grey. but i couldn't find one. but then i got the bright idea to check other locations and there was maybe one at the downtown location so i asked the boy if he would go look and he did and he found the only one they had. so thats good.
here is the dress.
i'm just going to wear it with leggings cause i'm always cold and some flats. hopefully i won't be too cold.
EDIT: i totally forgot about the fact that i was freaking out about the price. i had looked online and found this for 34.99 and i was hoping that i could find something cheaper cause i don't like to spend too much money. when we got there, the dresses were on clearance! it was only 17 dollars. i had chosen another dress that was 26 but tried them on when i got home. cause i don't like the dressing rooms. anyways i'll be wearing these earrings too not sure about a necklace yet.:
Thursday, December 6, 2012
|Lauren Amy Jessica Tess Mayra|
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Celia Anderson wants nothing more than a few more boarding students for her boarding house, which are very difficult to come by in her small mining town. She isn't looking for a husband on that Christmas wishlist either. When a wandering carpenter finds lodging at her boarding house, she admits she would remarry if she found the right man, one that would bring her roses for Christmas. Though it would take a miracle to get roses during a harsh Wyoming winter. But Christmas is the season for miracles.
Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot is such a nice small read. It gives the perfect amount of christmas in a short book. It probably only took me an hour to read, but that doesn't mean it wasn't memorable. Amanda is a new author to me, i'd never heard of her before I received this for review. But she would definitely be one to keep watch out for, she has a great way with words and I wish this story was longer. It was just a cute book. Imagining the time period and the scene was the best part. Though one character really struck me wrong when he would keep after Celia trying to get her to marry him constantly. He just wouldn't let up and it irked me. But the carpenter was such a nice and genuine man, who was just searching for his father. Its just an awesome story you have to read it to see! I want to give away so much more than this but then i'd tell you the whole story. So pick it up soon!
Available September 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
thank you to Revell for providing a copy free of charge in exchange for my review. i was not compensated in any way.
Friday, November 23, 2012
You are church.
I am church.
We are church. “
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
“Little Ones Can Do Big Things Too!”
"Featuring favorite Veggie shows, including: Pistachio: The Little Boy Who Woodn't (A Lesson in Listening to Your Parents), Lyle the Kindly Viking (A Lesson in Kindness) and Dave & The Giant Pickle (A Lesson in Self-Esteem), all with a message of how you don't have to be big to be able to do great things! Plus all new footage from the adorable Veggie Kids!"
This one was super cute it has little videos of kid veggies with kid voices it kills me how cute that is. I just can't explain it. But WAY cute. All of these videos are great. The only one I hadn't seen before was Pistachio and that was a pretty good one.
“3-2-1 Penguins-The Complete Series”
"is the popular NBC TV series now available in one complete set for the first time! It includes 13 episodes and fun bonus features!"
Never having seeing 321 penguins before I was excited to see it for the first time on a disc with lots of episodes. But I just couldn't get into it and never went past the 1st episode. It just wasn't funny or clever and mostly just boring for me.
“Bob and Larry Go Country”
I do like country song some of the time. And I had an open mind for most of the cd. And it was amusing at some points. But I just couldn't listen anymore it was just too weird and too much for me. So I didn't really enjoy it that much. Which was such a bummer.
Stay tuned for more reviews for veggietales products!
thanks to Big Idea for providing these for review free of charge. my thoughts are my own and i was not compensated in anyway.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Big Idea has put out a new christmas collection! i was SO excited to get the opportunity to review this. I LOVE veggietales and I love veggitales christmas even more! its just so lovely! on this collection it has every VeggieTales Christmas DVD that is out. Plus there is a cd that has 25 christmas songs. here is the list of what is on the 2 disc collection.
- It's a Meaningful Life
- Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving
- The Little Drummer Boy
- The Toy that Saved Christmas
- The Star of Christmas
- Christmas Singalong DVD
- + 25 Song CD! Approx. 243 minutes
other than that its awesome. i just love that they made a collection like this.
And right now this is happening!
thank you to big idea for providing this for review all my thoughts are my own. and i was not compensated in any way.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
well i don't know anything about the IRS yet. so thats still stressful.
another stressful thing, was the boys phone situation, he had to call insurance and pay a deductible. blah. but not only that he had a loaner phone we had just basic one. so he had no contacts. and we were waiting for a call potentially from a person that might help with the IRS stuff. so while the boy was one the phone with insurance the other phone rang. and it had a texas area code which is where that person is from. so i had to answer it. i don't like talking on the phone in general. but i had to. so i answered it, but it wasn't that person. UGH it was the boys dad, now i'm not too fond of his parents they are super irritating and condescending and they put a religious spin on everything to make themselves look better. so it was awkward to talk to his dad. mostly the convo went like this...
him: so you guys are together pretty much every night?
him: well you guys must like each other.
me: just a little bit
him: well i hope its more than a little bit since you are planning or talking about getting married.
me: uh yeah.
SO AWKWARD. they don't know how to take sarcasm and now it was a big thing like they were trying to be nice when the boy called him back but they don't get me and my humor. they play it off as i'm funny but its so awkward cause now they are all who is this girl and why is she with my son. they already think we are unequally yolked because of the fact that i don't speak in tongues. according to them everyone has to have ALL gifts that the bible talks about. but whatever i live in seattle they live in texas. and thats how it shall stay. his parents are nuts. not a fan.
another person who i'm not a fan of is my grandma. shes so unrealistic. yesterday was her birthday she apparently was so sad that none of the grandkids called her or made a big deal cause it was her 75th birthday. well let me tell you this granny, you treat people like crap and you don't give anyone the benefit of the doubt and you expect everyone to fawn all over you on your birthday? yeah right. just last week she had called my cell and basically screamed at me asking where my mom was, cause she miscommunicated the whole outing. and i was like gee thanks i did nothing to you lady. its not like our family is close anyways. but really you cannot expect everyone to drop everything for you when you treat all of us so badly. she puts the dogs she takes care of first in everything. she uses them as an excuse and never spends time with us. and she also expects that when she doesn't do anything for us. like throwing money at us is a great thing and its in place of memories and that makes it all better. well you have treated my cousin and her family like crap and so has the rest of the family. i just don't see the point. she has said some really screwed up things lately and its just very infuriating to have a grandma who wasn't a grandma to me. shes the only one i've ever had and when i see others relationships with their grandparents its just depressing to me. i wish i knew what it was like to have a loving extended family. all i know is a family that doesn't communicate and most of them have extreme hot heads. no wonder why grandpa doesn't go anywhere or do anything she screams at him all the time and most of the time its for no reason. there aren't really any happy holidays going on around here. its sad.
in other happy news these are the crafty things i've done lately.
this is the poncho i made for my neighbor:
and this is the dog bed and the blanket i made for someone at church:
The Abbey Road Sessions features sixteen tracks, all radically reworked, spanning Kylie’s incredible twenty-five-year career. It was recorded in London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios with Kylie’s band and a full orchestra. The album features many of Kylie’s best-known hits and previously unreleased tracks. Over all sixteen tracks, one thing becomes very clear—stripped of her high-end pop production, the emotional resonance of Kylie’s songs has never been clearer, and her voice has never sounded better.
i only remember hearing one song of hers before and that was a long time ago. it wasn't horrible. but i just couldn't get into this cd. it bored me to death. i dunno what it was but i guess its cause i'm more into indie stuff these days. but you can't get into everything.
I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
As a finalist on the hit NBC television series “The Voice,” Chris Mann captured the hearts of millions while drawing the respect of platinum talents such as Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo. Following one of his many dynamic live performances on the show, Aguilera told him, “I
feel the heavens open up when you sing.” America agreed, and when the series ended, Chris had not one, but two songs on the iTunes Top 10 Pop Singles Chart.
Influenced by Pavarotti, Robbie Williams and vintage Sinatra, Chris’ blend of classically-trained tenor and contemporary pop vocals is a sound that’s rare in music today. Said Cee Lo, “He is by far one of the most incomparable vocalists I have ever heard.”
This classical crossover artist is set to release his Christmas EP on October 9 and his full-length major label debut album on October 30.
I wasn't familiar with this guy at all. i haven't watched the voice until this season. so i had no idea what to expect really. i went in with an open mind i do like a lot of different genres of music so i assumed i would like this too. unfortunately for me that wasn't the case. i listened to the whole album and i kept skipping to the next song to see if i was gonna like the next one. and it just didn't happen. the music was slow and sounded too operaish for me.
This is a review post from One2One Network. I was provided with a copy of the album and I am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated are my own
Friday, November 2, 2012
probably doesn't help that my period started yesterday so i was all irritated and emotional and in a lot of pain. i dunno i'm just depressed i guess i need things to be better. i need to force myself to do something and to pray about it. but i still am just freaking out inside. well thats about all for now. i have to work on reading all these christmas books for review. and i need to work out. so i will leave you with a picture.