Thursday, May 31, 2012

Blogs I'm Loving

So I thought I would share some of my favorite blogs with my fabulous readers.  There are over 100 blogs that I read fairly consistently, although it is TOUGH to keep up sometimes! 
Take a day off and man, I get so far behind.

 Some blogs are on home improvement, and decorating, some are on food, some are on sewing and crafting, some are on weight loss and that journey, and some are on life in general. 

I don't know how bloggers find the time to post as often as some do...maybe I'm doing something wrong...who knows? 

Anywho, here are a few of my favorites!  Go visit and tell them I sent you!

Weight Loss:
This blogger has lost a ton of weight - without belonging to a gym or doing some fancy weight loss plan.  She is freaking hilarious and I want to be her BFF (a little too stalker-like? Nah), she is
A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!  I look for her posts first, they are so funny, not to mention inspiring...since I have gobs to lose myself!

Home Decor, Life & Children:
Crazy Wonderful
OK, I have to admit that this is the blog of a very good friend of mine.  I stalk her blog like a single white female.  She can make anything, can sew anything, can wear anything and if I didn't love her I would want to punch her in the face! (I kid, I kid...) Shelley is crazy talented and is a crazy wonderful person.

Personal Style, Thrifting, Family and What Not:Green Eggs and Hamm
This blog is semi-related to Crazy Wonderful, just in that these two lovely ladies are cousins.  I met Amy, the author of Green, Eggs & Hamm when I gave a baby shower for Shelley.  She is seriously like 6'1 and freaking gorgeous.  She thrifts, talks kids, and funky favorites.  I love her crazy, eclectic style and the fact that she can rock some crazy turquoise grandma pants like nobodies business.
(See now you have to do a fashion show!! ;)

Home Decor & Fabulous Knock Offs:
from Gardners to Bergers
I don't know this blogger personally, she just makes really awesome things that I want to copy.  I love when someone else copies something uber expensive and shows me how...that's what I call love!! 
Go see what Becca's up to...

Katrina and Jolie Taylor

Sota' is Sexy
I don't know this blogger personally either, and right now I can't even tell you how I came across her blog...but she is freaking HILARIOUS!!!  She moved from Seattle to Small Town, Minnesota and shares all of her quirky adventures.  She laments about her chihuahua and the hubs, and shares all of the gory details...  I aspire to be like Katrina when I grow up!

That's all for to save some for another day...


Disclaimer: The blog content listed above is from my perspective, don't get mad if it's not exactly accurate!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Things you should know about me if we're gonna be Best Friends Forever!!

First, I have to give credit to Little Miss Momma for this post.  I struggle with ideas for blog posts and she recently posted some ideas for which I am grateful.

best friends

1. I cuss ALOT.  I really think about, and talk about how I should try to stop, especially for my kids sake, but I fail miserably.  I use the F word as a statement, an adjective, a noun and verb.  It tends to be my favorite word.  If you are my friend, you know it's true...I'm afraid you have to take the bad with the good.  My ex sister-in-law once told me that she thought it was there!!

2. I love to have fun, but tend to be boring.  The hubs and I have decided that we can't go to Vegas, or out of town in general by ourselves...we are too boring. lol  We'd be back in our room by 10:00 p.m. sleeping.  Give me a fun person, or couple and I'm right there with you, I can keep up like the best of them...
I'm just not the party starter... 

3. I love to entertain and have friends over.  My hubs on the other hand doesn't, he would rather it just be us.  I have had to come to terms with the fact that while I love having friends over, other people don't always feel the same way... Does that make sense?  I guess what it comes down to, is that I have people over because I want to not so that they will have us over in return. 

4. I love to shop, and I'm totally an enabler.  If you go shopping with me, I will encourage you to get stuff.  Its fun to see someone else get new stuff...

5. I love to get dressed up!  I dress up everyday for work, but it's not the same. 
I like to get dressed up to go out, like heels (before my toe surgery), and dresses, and makeup and fake eyelashes... I like to feel pretty.  (Don't we all?)

6. I pretty much say what I think, all of the time.

7. I love my kids, but have major insecurity about my ability as a mom. 
I have to preface this by saying that I adore my beautiful girls!! They are independent and strong willed and smart... but they also drive me bat-shit crazy!!  You wait your whole life to hear your child say 'mom', not realizing that one day you just want to yell 'stop saying mom'...when all day long they follow you around saying 'mom', 'mom', 'mom', 'mom'...

Best Friends

8. I try to be a good friend.  I care about what's going on in my friend's lives.  I'm here for my friends when they need me...  It's interesting having friends as adults, we all have so much going on in our certainly makes it hard to get together, but it shouldn't be hard to stay in touch...being a friend is work,
but I don't mind. 

I don't know how this sounds to other people!?  Reading through the above makes me feel's weird admitting these things about myself...maybe you won't really want to be my BFF... 

If you're interested, the door is open...come hang by the pool with me and have a margarita (don't look at my chub)...but make sure you're gone by 10:00, cause I have to go to sleep... hahaha!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

I'm in trouble...

My blog is obviously named for Harper & Ollie, my sweet little girls. 
Harper is 6 1/2 and Ollie is 4 1/2,
 and I already know I'm in trouble... 

Look at these two hamsters!!

Ollie has been begging me, literally begging me to buy her a hat and a long blue dress...Well, the stars aligned last weekend because Harper was at a play date, so I took Ollie to Target...what a mistake!  First stop was the dollar aisle where they had these beautiful wide brimmed hats for $2.50 (dollar my ass), so of course we needed to get one for both Ollie and Harper. Then we wandered over to the girls department, because my precious 4 year old is wearing a 6x or a girls Small,
both my girls are 95th percentile tall....where there was this lovely blue maxi dress...well of course we had to have that...and then in the shoe department there was an adorable pair of pink flats...well a little DIVA was born. You should see her prancing around the house...too funny!  Oh, she also wants a short blue wig...I think she's gonna be a trendsetter!

Though not quite as dramatic, Harper got a hat too and is as sassy as ever!!

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Where did the time go?  How do they grow up so fast?

Can I stop time...because I feel like they are 4 & 6 going on 24...

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Voice - Finals are Tonight!!!

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I hope you will watch The Voice tonight, because it's the FINALS. 
There are four very talented people competing for the top spot and hometown boy, Chris Mann is one of them. 

I don't normally watch reality shows like this, but it has been so fun to see Chris competing on The Voice.  The ride is coming to an end, and the last night to vote is tonight!! 
The winner will be announced tomorrow night...I hope you will tune in and vote!

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