Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Years Resolutions!

What are your New Years Resolutions??

Mine are pretty simple this year.....

I want to be more organized with my blogs

I want to clean up my language some LOL

I want to eat healthier and try to get feeling better then I have been this past year....

Less sugar
Less caffeine

What are yours??

 Leave me a link if you made a similar post on your blog!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Winter Blog Challenge #8

If you were given three wishes, what would they be?

1. For my boys to live long healthy and happy lives

2. To grow old and happy with my husband

3. For our move to Florida this summer to go smoothly with no hiccups lol

If you could have any 3 wishes what would they be?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Luv My Box Review


Not sure where to start when perusing the aisles? Lost a bit of luster between the sheets or want to explore something new? Luvmybox has the solution! We send you different products monthly that are meant to stimulate as well as kick up the romance. The best part is every month is a surprise! Lubricants, games, condoms, costumes, panties, kamasutra ideas, bustiers and so much more! Luvmybox is different from beauty box subscriptions and memberships like Birchbox, Beauty Box, and Glossybox. You’ll find much more than make up and beauty samples in your luvbox! We created Luvmybox because, like you, we think it’s important to keep your relationships, with yourself and your partner, fresh and invigorating. Luvmybox is like a monthly gift for yourself that’s delivered right to your door! Adding a little flavor between the sheets will keep you happy, healthy and wanting more!


My Review

I'm not an overly adventurous person. But I do like to try new things every once in awhile. Luv My Box allows you to try new things in your relationship while being discreet at the same time. Luv My Box comes in a plain black box that hides some really great products. We received the Oral Sex Dice, Frisk Mints, Wet Together Couples Lubricant and a few other items. I loved the Do Not Disturb sign that came in the box. Very cute. We have a unique living situation right now. We only have one bedroom and have given that to my boys. Myself and the hubby sleep in the living room on a pull out couch. Luckily that is changing this coming June. For now though our private time tends to be kind of limited lol. We have used a few of the products already. They are all very high quality and have been very fun to use lol. The box is a tad expensive for my tastes, $34.95, so I probably wouldn't get one every month. I will however purchase future boxes when the mood strikes me :) I was happy with the amount and types of product I got in this box and I would recommend this to my friends, married and single alike!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Don't Ask

Living with Fibromyalgia is hard enough without adding stupid people to the equation. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people ask me how I am and don't bother to really listen when I respond. Why did you even ask in the first place if you really don't give a shit?? 9 time out of 10 these same people are simply starting a conversation so that they can complain to me about their problems.  Now don't get me wrong, if you have me as a friend I am the best friend you will have. I will take time any time day or night to listen and talk and commiserate if that's what you need. But I would love to know why it is that I don't seem to deserve the same in return??

I know a lot of people don't quite understand the full scope of what it means to have Fibromyalgia so I try not to take offense when someone says "I know what you mean" or "I know how you feel". If you don't have Fibro, then believe me and hear me clearly when I say you most definitely do NOT know what I mean or know how I feel.

I have not had a pain free day in 15 years. Stop and think about that for a minute. I have "better" days and I have "worse" days. I do not have completely pain free days. Just because you see me doing something for my kids, or keeping my house clean, or GOD FORBID doing something for MYSELF does not mean I'm "better" or that I'm faking this whole thing to get attention. It means I have to continue to live my life and be a mom and an active member of my family.

AND just because my house work doesn't get done for a day or 2 doesn't mean i'm lazy or a bad mom either. It means I'm having a bad day and still trying to do the best I can.

So the next time you want to sit and have a conversation with me, or with anyone who has Fibro or another chronic pain condition, stop and think a second before sending that first message or opening your mouth to speak. Just saying.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

WBC Prompt 3

So the weather outside is frightful. What are doing to enjoy being inside?

It gets very cold here in PA in the winter. We've been snowed in quite a few times in the past. We always make sure we have plenty of DVD's, books to read, coloring books for the kids, snacks and hot chocolate!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

WBC Post 2

My Favorite Book

This has always been the easiest question for me to answer. I Hmm and Haaww if you ask me favorite color, scent, animal, any of that stuff. Ask me what my favorite book is and I have the answer fast and easy. This was one of the first chapter books I read and I just remember being so fascinated by this story. the Murry and O' Keefe families became like my second families, I read this book so many times. The sci fi aspect was so out of my "norm".  Now I read a lot of sci fi and fantasy and I truly feel it's this book that inspired that for me.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Getting Into The Christmas Spirit!

Well in 24 days Christmas will be upon us.  Alan and I are big kids, so we couldn’t wait for Thanksgiving to arrive so that we could decorate our home for the holidays.  We even finished Christmas shopping by Halloween!  I don’t like the crazy crowds or fighting them on Black Friday.  So while the world shops, we decorate!  The only ones that waited were for charity, I’m really big on doing for others, so when I heard about this little boy losing his mother two months ago I decided I’d be his Santa this year.  His mom passed away giving birth to his twin sisters.  My heard broke when I heard this and just wanted him to see he’s not alone in this world, even strangers care.

We have an entire Christmas Village that fills up a 48” card table.  Thirteen houses, two of which are bookstores, and of course no village would be complete without Santa’s Workshop :-D  Then of course a wreath and every window in the apartment has lights.  I collect snowmen, I have 4 new ones this year.  Alan collects nutcrackers, so to even the playing field we now by equal amounts.  He also LOVES the Miami Dolphins and so far we’ve been able to get one Miami Dolphin ornament each year.  This year I got him a Miami Dolphins Nutcracker ornament!  I love fairies and angels, so I have a new stained glass angel ornament, she’s playing a violin.  No matter what angels win, I’m on the treetop!  So here are my two questions:
1.             Do you collect anything Christmas?  If so, what?
2.          What’s you’re favorite Christmas song/carol?

Winter Blog Challenge Post 1

What is your favorite way to welcome in the winter/holiday season?

Our holiday spirit officially kicks in when we put our tree up! Our tree doesn't look that gorgeous though lol. But our boys love to decorate and pick stuff out to put on the tree. They get excited about Christmas music and write letters to Santa =] We pull out all the sweaters and boots and stuff that goes along with the cold weather and snow. And then it does snow and we start whining and saying when will summer be here LOL.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

1 Million Dollars

You've just won 1 Million Dollars

Top 5 FUN things you would buy??

A beach front dream house
A brand new car
I'd buy my husband the 100 some inch TV he wants lol
A Sleep Number Bed lol
A lifetime supply of Mountain Dew

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


Yeah yeah...I know this is supposed to be WORDLESS Wednesday but I just have to say...

Have you ever seen 2 cuter faces than these?! LOL

These 2 are the loves of my life <3

Monday, November 26, 2012


Winter is upon us which means plenty of pain and crankiness for me and sickies and colds for the kids ugh. I let this blog fall behind because I got so busy with my review blog, but now I want to get this back on track! I need a place where I can be more personal and be my real mean and bitchy self LOL.

I'm going to be doing a Winter Blog challenge starting in December. I also have some slightly more adult themed reviews coming up that I'm going to use this blog for. So beware. Read at your own risk lol.

I hope you will stick it out with me to see what's ahead though!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Music Monday

I came across this group quite by accident but was so intrigued by their sound that I had to share!

From their FB page:

The Birthday Massacre is from Toronto, Canada. Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the band has successfully accumulated an impressive international fan base, press accolades, and defied categorization with their unique sound and visuals.

The band was formed in 1999 and independently produced and recorded their first two albums, Nothing and Nowhere and Violet. Throug
h both of these high-demand releases, as well as their highly acclaimed and beautifully atmospheric website, the band obtained a large and loyal fan base throughout the world. Due to their independent success, in 2005 they were approached and signed by Metropolis Records and the band began its steady climb to reaching a much wider audience with the 2007 release of the acclaimed and wildly popular Walking With Strangers.

In the last few years, the band has been performing internationally, traveling extensively across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and Europe. They have become renowned for their high-energy live performances, drawing large, mixed crowds through their appeal to fans of a surprisingly wide range of genres. Equally comfortable playing intimate venues as they are on a festival stage, the band's highly-praised performances will continue into the next year as they continue touring.

Their fourth full length album "Pins And Needles", released September of 2010, landed on the Billboard Top 200 chart and in the top 10 of Billboard's Heatseekers chart.
Currently, the band is writing and recording new music and preparing for shows in 2011.

Would love comments on what you think =]

Friday, September 14, 2012

When has being right been wrong?

Ever noticed when you freely use your right to express yourself, suddenly it becomes no longer your right as others jump down your throat for expressing yourself?   

That has been the case with my family.  They ask advice, you give it and suffer for it. It doesn’t even matter that you’re right.  You’ll always be wrong and pay dearly.  For example, my parents weren’t getting along and Mom asked what she should do.  I was honest and told her the truth…If you’re so miserable, maybe it’s time to end it and move on.  A few months later, they made up, but my mother made sure my father knew I’d told her to leave him.  She neglected to tell him why I’d said it, only that I did.  That was twelve years ago and the relationship with either of my parents has never ever been  the same.  My mother twisted what I'd said to her advantage and Dad was too pissed to hear my side.  Sometimes doing the right thing can be SO wrong!



Thursday, September 13, 2012

Carpal Tunnel Sucks


Yep..that's my wrist up there =[ My arm has been killing me for about 2 weeks now and I don't go back to the dr until Oct 29th. So that brace is a temporary cheapy while I wait for the one I ordered on Ebay to get here. I got a nice one with a gel insert that you can make hot or cold. I'm hoping it helps hold me over until the dreaded dr apt. 

So if you see skipped days for posts for the challenge this would be why *sigh* Thankfully I'm fairly caught up with my review blog for the next little bit, I have everything staged so I only have to type more than a few minutes every couple of days lol.

If your curious here's my other blog

Anyone have any good ideas or things that they do for CT to pass on to me that might help?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Favorite Subject/Music Monday

Today's prompt is What was your favorite subject in school?
I also really wanted to do Music Monday...
So lucky for me I found a way to combine them lol

My favorite subject in school was History...
I loved reading about and learning about the past and seeing pictures of how different things were "back in the day" lol One of my favorite times to read about is the civil war...

One of my new FAVORITE songs is by a band called FUN...and their video for my favorite song right now falls in with the History theme =]

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Favorite Teacher

Today's question is who was your favorite teacher...

I hated math in school...any and all kinds of math lol. However my junior year math teacher was one of my favorite teachers...go figure lol. As much as I hated the math, he made the class fun and made it easy to understand. I actually managed to learn and understand a  lot that year.

Whey Beyond the Naked Truth

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Stove Top Mac and Cheese

The question of the day is what is your favorite go to recipe...

Ours is our stove top mac and cheese...we got it from a friend when we were down in FL. It's so cheap and easy and the boys love it. 

All you need...

Pound of pasta
1/2 Block of Velveeta or store brand cheese

All you do...

Boil the pasta in a large enough pan
Lower heat
Cut up and add cheese, milk and butter
Let cheese melt and stir


You can add anything you want to it like different cheeses, vegetables, even chicken or sausage

 Of course my boys have to be gross (to me anyways lol) and smother it with ketchup lol

whats your favorite go to recipe?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Books I'd Like to Read Next Year


Gosh there are so many magnificent authors around, and SO many books I’d love to read, my list would be never ending!  Let’s see, I’ll start with these:

  1.   Dean Koontz Odd Interludes (3 of them, I think)
  2.  Dean Koontz - Odd Apocalypse 
  3. Jodi Picoult - Lone Wolf 
  4.  Ken Follett - Winter of the World 
  5.  James Patterson Zoo 
  6.  James Stevens - Opening Moves 
  7.  George R. R. Martin - Song of Ice and Fire Series 
  8.  Jay Kristoff Stormdancer  
  9. Sandra Brown - Low Pressure. 

That’s if I can squeeze them in between book review requests!  What about you, what’s on your list?