Monday, March 30, 2009

Juliana took some pics over the weekend with her very own camera....


Lookin cute!

Say Cheese Everyone!!!

Cutie Patootie with her bike....

Grandpa and Gramma...

Auntie Barb....

Missy... aka ME ME ME .....

Uncle John...

Gramma took this one for Juliana to show off her new bike Grandpa got her.....

Look at Mama's Baby Boy relaxing in the sun.....

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's baby girl...


Nicole's little girl Sunday Rose

My Work Picture... Don't laugh!

Hello peeps... so we had to go get our pics taken at Sears for this new site we will be using for my work... when I send out a contract / agreement to people, this pic will show up...

Gorgeous bedding from Target...


I have two beautiful bed sets already but I saw this on Targets website and thought it was so beautiful so I had to post it...

There's a GIANT caterpillar on the loose!


HA HA HA ... GOTCHA!

OLD FART...


look at how shitty this killer looks now... he can rot in jail forever as far as i'm concerned... but i saw this online and had to post it... it's the most recent pic of charles manson... what a sick sick "person" he is... How does it feel to know you will NEVER get out of prison buddy?

Ashlee Simpson and her baby boy...


This is the first pic I have come across of this little guy... looks alot like his daddy i think.... his name is Bronx Mowgli...

Look at this living room mural I came across...


I came across this on the internet somewhere... Someone put this mural on their living room wall... what do you think? Do you think it's too much for this space?

How freaking adorable are these organza dresses?






Which one is YOUR favorite? I love them all... it is too hard to chose for me...

Friday, March 27, 2009

So here goes... I finally started painting...

boy oh boy... this is gonna take me QUITE SOME TIME....


do not mind all the crap all over the floors.. I have been shifting stuff from one side to another... I do not have anywhere to put all my stuff until I finish painting so I can organize everything...

Well lookie lookie who is being nosey....

Doing all the trim with the tinted primer...

You have no clue how much anxiety it gives me for this stuff to be all over...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Please read!!!

If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a 'dangerous breed' category and you also have a small child please take this as a warning. Don't leave your dog with the child unattended under any circumstances.

Only a little moment was enough for the following to happen. See the photo attached .....



How friggen adorable is this photo????

Understanding Omega-3 Fats.....



Your body can’t make them, so the only way to get omega-3 fats is to eat them. Here’s why they are so important and how to make sure you are getting enough.

Health Benefits
Omega 3s (as they’re known for short) are “good” polyunsaturated fats. They are important for growth and brain function as well as heart health because they help lower triglycerides and total cholesterol. A diet full of omega 3s also has been linked to improved immunity and a reduced risk of high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis. That all sounds good, no?

There are three types of omega-3 fats. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are most commonly found in cold-water fish (more on food sources below). ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) is the omega-3 fat found in plants. The tricky part is, your body must convert ALA to EPA and DHA in order to get the fats’ health benefits. Unfortunately, this is an inefficient process, and you’d have to eat unrealistic amounts of ALA food sources. Whichever type, omega-3 fats come from nutritious, whole foods that bring a variety of other nutrients — protein, vitamins and minerals — to your daily nutrition landscape.

Sources of Omega 3
Good sources of EPA and DHA are cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines (salmon and sardines are typically low in mercury as well). ALA is found in canola oil, soy products such as soybean oil and tofu, flaxseeds, walnuts and in some leafy green veggies (for example, kale). Food companies have been adding extra omega 3 to some foods too — juices and buttery spreads to name a couple. Check labels to see which kind of omega 3 they contain.

Omega-3 supplements are also an option; they are made from fish oil, flaxseed or marine algae oil. When considering a supplement, remember these guidelines:

* Take with food to avoid a fishy aftertaste or digestive problems (read: fishy burping – yuck!)
* Avoid large mega-doses unless prescribed by a doctor — you risk smelling like fish and others WILL notice!
* Supplements will not provide you with the other nutrients found in omega-3 rich foods.

Getting Enough
Eat a diet rich in all 3 types of omega-3 fats. Experiment with healthy salmon recipes and try to get two servings of omega 3-rich fish per week. An example of a serving would be 6 ounces raw or 4 to 5 ounces of canned or cooked salmon. Check out the American Heart Association’s list of omega-3 fish. To get some ALA, cook with canola oil, top oatmeal with ground flaxseed, add tofu to stir-fries or sprinkle walnuts on yogurt or salads.

A Quote for my Husband....

"One of the very first things I figured out about life...is that it's better to be a hopeful person than a cynical, grumpy one, because you have to live in the same world either way, and if you're hopeful, you have more fun." —Barbara Kingsolver



Even though THE HUSBAND does not read my blog, I am hoping he gets this message through my telepathic thoughts... ya think? maybe? huh? huh? I hope so!

Best PMS Question Ever.....

Sorta naughty language but too good to not post!!!!!!

Best PMS Question Ever
...

Q: How many women with PMS does it take to change a light bulb?

Woman's Answer: One! ONLY ONE!!!! And do you know WHY? because no one else in this f'n house knows HOW to change a f'n light bulb! They don't even know that the f'n bulb is BURNED OUT!! They would sit in the dark for THREE f'n DAYS before they figured it out. And, once they figured it out, they wouldn't be able to find the d a m n e d light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CABINET for the past 17 YEARS! But if they did, by some miracle of God, actually find them, 2 DAYS LATER, the f'n chair they dragged to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME f'n SPOT!!!!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE WRAPPER THE F 'N LIGHT BULBS CAME IN!!! BECAUSE NO F U C K E R EVER PICKS UP OR CARRIES OUT THE GARBAGE!!!! IT'S A WONDER WE HAVEN'T ALL SUFFOCATED FROM THE F'N PILES OF GARBAGE THAT ARE A FOOT DEEP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE F'N HOUSE!! IT WOULD TAKE AN ARMY TO CLEAN THIS PLACE! AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON WHO CHANGES THE F' N TOILET PAPER ROLL!!

I'm sorry..
What was the question?

How to Eat your Vitamins....


Pills might seem like an easy fix, but food provides an abundance of nutrients, as well as fiber, that pills lack, says Mary Ryan, a registered dietitian in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

These nutrients are what keep your body functioning at its best―building strong bones; improving brainpower, mood, and memory; and possibly helping the immune system ward off ailments both small (a cold) and large (cancer).

"Vitamins should be used only as supplements to the diet, not substitutes for healthy food," says Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., director of the antioxidant research lab at Tufts University, in Boston.

While there are hundreds of nutrients, the following information explains the ones you need to consume every day, what they do, and how to get them from your diet.

Vitamins B6 and B12
What it does for you: The B complex of vitamins (especially B6 and B12) keep blood, nerves, and the immune system functioning properly. A deficiency may be a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

How much you need daily: The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 1.3 milligrams for B6 and 2.4 micrograms for B12.

Best food sources: B6 is plentiful in whole grains, bananas, beans, nuts, wheat germ, chicken, and fish. B12 is found in beef, pork, poultry, eggs, fish, and dairy.

How to eat enough of it: One cup of plain yogurt and a banana, one ounce of sunflower seeds, and three ounces of roast beef will fill your B12 and B6 quotas. B12 is found only in animal products, so vegans should take a supplement.

Vitamin C
What it does for you: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that has been shown to fight DNA-damaging free radicals. It may help to maintain a healthy immune system and boost HDL, the so-called "good" cholesterol.

How much you need daily: Seventy-five milligrams, but some experts recommend getting at least 200 milligrams. As for megadoses of C to prevent colds, there's no scientific evidence that they accomplish anything.

Best food sources: Citrus fruits and juices, strawberries, red and green peppers, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, spinach, kale, and collard greens.

How to eat enough of it: Just one orange almost gets you to the RDA. Eat your recommended five servings a day of fruits and vegetables and you shouldn't be lacking in C.

Calcium
What it does for you: It is essential for bone health and plays an important role in preventing osteoporosis.

How much you need daily: Up to age 50, women should get at least 1,000 milligrams daily; those over 50 should get at least 1,200. The body can't absorb more than 500 milligrams of calcium at a time, so small doses are best.

Best food sources: Dairy products are the most calcium-dense foods, but smaller amounts can be found in legumes and dark green, leafy vegetables.

How to eat enough of it: An eight-ounce glass of skim milk, one cup of yogurt, one cup of cooked spinach, and one fig will get you to your calcium goal. If you don't eat dairy, look for calcium-fortified soy milk or orange juice.

Vitamin D
What it does for you: It enhances calcium absorption. A vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteoporosis and has been linked to certain cancers, as well as to multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and other chronic illnesses.

How much you need daily: Two hundred IUs for women up to age 50, and 400 to 600 IUs for those over 50.*
Best food sources: Although some is found in fatty fishes, like tuna and salmon, most of our vitamin D comes from fortified foods, like milk and cereal. The body also produces its own vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

How to eat enough of it: If you're under 50, one 3 1/2-ounce serving of salmon or two cups of fortified milk will give you the RDA. Ten to 15 minutes of sunlight (with no sunscreen) two to three times a week is usually sufficient, too.

*Fat-soluble vitamins, such as D and E, are typically measured in IUs, or international units, instead of milligrams or micrograms.

Vitamin E
What it does for you: This vitamin's major function is as an antioxidant. Recent studies point to positive effects on eye health and the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
How much you need daily: Generally, 22.5 IUs. There is controversy about safe upper limits, but most agree that adding 150 to 200 IUs shouldn’t hurt and might help.

Best food sources: Avocados, vegetable oil (such as safflower, sunflower, cottonseed, canola, and olive), wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, and most other nuts.
How to eat enough of it: It's easy to meet the RDA with food―one cup of raw broccoli plus two ounces of either almonds or sunflower seeds will do it.

Folic Acid (Folate)
What it does for you: Low intake during pregnancy causes a higher-than-normal risk of neural-tube birth defects, such as spina bifida. Deficiencies may be a risk factor for some cancers, heart disease, and stroke.

How much you need daily: Generally, 400 micrograms.

Best food sources: Leafy vegetables, strawberries, wheat germ, broccoli, asparagus, whole grains, beans, and foods that have been fortified with folic acid, such as cereals and breads.

How to eat enough of it: A 3/4-cup serving of fortified breakfast cereal contains 100 percent of what you need. A cup of peas, a cup of cooked spinach, and about five spears of asparagus also add up to the RDA.

Iron
What it does for you: It prevents iron-deficiency anemia. There's also evidence that it helps support a healthy immune system. A deficiency may be linked to impaired memory and an inability to focus.

How much you need daily: Generally, 18 milligrams. Excess levels of iron are rare but may damage organs, so never supplement iron beyond the amount found in most multivitamins without a doctor's prescription.

Best food sources: Iron is most plentiful in and best absorbed from red meat, clams, and, in lesser amounts, egg yolks, chicken, and fish. It’s also found in legumes, fortified grains, and cereals.

How to eat enough of it: A large spinach salad, a cup of lentil soup, and a small (three-ounce) serving of red meat will give you adequate iron.

Vitamin K
What it does for you: It helps maintain healthy blood clotting and promotes bone density and strength.
How much you need daily: No RDA has been set. The adequate intake (AI) for women is 90 micrograms.
Best food sources: Dark green, leafy vegetables and vegetable oils, such as olive, canola, and soybean.

How to eat enough of it: One cup of raw broccoli or a spinach salad will provide about all you need.

Magnesium
What it does for you: It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, regulate blood sugar levels, and keep bones strong. A lack of it in your diet may contribute to heart disease or high blood pressure.

How much you need daily: Generally, 320 milligrams.
Best food sources: Whole-grain breads and cereals, legumes, spinach, broccoli, dates, raisins, bananas, almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, and pecans.

How to eat enough of it: Have two slices of whole-wheat toast for breakfast, snack on three ounces of almonds and raisins in the afternoon, and for dinner try three ounces of grilled halibut with a baked potato.

Zinc
What it does for you: It plays an important role in supporting a healthy immune system. Sucking on zinc lozenges several times a day during the first few days of a cold may shorten its duration and lessen the severity of symptoms.
How much you need daily: The RDA for women is eight milligrams.
Best food sources: Animal products, like beef shank and pork tenderloin, as well as oysters and nuts.

How to eat enough of it: A cheeseburger on a whole-wheat bun will get you to the RDA.

Daily thought....

"Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life." —Leo Buscaglia

Roasting Fruits and Veggies....


Roasting Fruits and Vegetables
Don't limit yourself to meat, potatoes, and the occasional apple. The oven renders a wide range of fruits and vegetables tender and delicious.

How To Do It
Toss any of the following with a little bit of salt, pepper, and olive oil. Spread on a baking sheet and cook at 400° F until golden.


* Trimmed asparagus
* Cauliflower florets
* Grapes
* Cherry tomatoes
* Trimmed green beans
* Lemon and orange wedges
* Mushrooms, whole or halved
* Onion wedges
* Chopped Swiss chard
* Sliced zucchini

Great friggen quote.....

"Falling in love comes through an illogical but real glimpse of a future possible perfection." —David Whyte

Monday, March 16, 2009

i look like i was punched in the face.....

so i am home wicked ill with the flu... and i am torturing myself by watching a movie i have seen before... and when i watched this movie the last time, i used almost a whole box of tissues.... all i can say is HOLY SHIT.... if you want to see a movie that really defines what i think LOVE IS... or LOVE SHOULD BE... you have to see this movie.... P.S. I Love You with Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler.... trust me.. you will need tissues... but you will also smile and laugh A LOT... and you might even want to go out and get yourself an irishman.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I am almost peeing my pants...

I got this forwarded to me today for a good laugh.. and boy did I laugh... this is FANTASTIC.. a little racy but funny as hell... check it out!


Friday, March 06, 2009

Notice to ALL employees!!!

NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES that had pay cuts!

All personnel will now be required to look happy while working. Company-approved supplies will be provided to each employee at little or no cost.

Here is the new low-cost, company-approved solution to cope with multiple priorities and assignments!

Each employee will be supplied 2 paper clips and rubber bands. (See Fig 1.)

Fig 1.


Assemble items as shown in Fig 2.
Fig 2.


Apply as shown in Fig 3.
Fig 3.


Enjoy your day. This new office equipment will help you to reach the end of a productive work day with a smile on your face!

The Management

Sounds like a GREAT idea!!!!

PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT


Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this:

It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar rapist won't stick around.. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there ....... This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

Hello Mr. Lovely...

I would HATE for this to be true...



I am copying and pasting the following blurb from my favorite gossip site... PEREZ HILTON...
I am hoping this is NOT true... read below:

"In case you haven't head of Jon and Kate Gosselin, they're the stars of TLC's most popular "reality" show, Jon & Kate Plus 8. The couple has one set of twins and one set of sextuplets.

John is the laid-back, quiet, pushover husband, while Kate is the bitchy, controlling, pain-in-the-ass wife. And that's putting it nicely.

Although the couple seem to have a "loving" relationship on the show, that might not really be the case when the cameras are off.

Jon said about filming the show that, “We’re having a good time — a blast," however it looks like he might have been embellishing a bit.

In Touch Weekly is reporting that Jon is spending increasing amounts of time in Huntingdon, Pa., near where his mom lives, three hours away from the home he shares with Kate and their eight children.

And, on February 6th, Jon showed up to a Juniata College house party.

WTF??????

“He walked in with two girls he met at Mimi’s bar,” senior Evan Heisman tells In Touch. “It was so cool.” According to witnesses, Jon played beer pong with some girls on the volleyball team and then joined a group of students who headed to Memories bar for a nightcap. “We were talking and chilling,” reveals Heisman. Jon returned to Memories the next evening. “He was obliterated,” says Pott. “Juniata girls were flirting with him and he was loving it and having a great time.” “We might be getting a divorce,” Chloe Pott, a junior at Juniata College, heard Jon tell her friend at Memories bar on February 7.

Kate is gonna lose her shit!

Wonder if they'll mention any of this on their "reality" show, soon to be titled Jon Plus 8 Minus Kate."

A quick video of little Lily...

Little Lillian Angeline... 4 lbs. 8.8 ounces...

Here she is... little Lily... OF COURSE I had to go see her last night... she is in this incubator for now... mostly cause she is so tiny they want her to be warm... but also they have to monitor her for a while to make sure all your organs etc. are functioning properly cause she is about 5 to 6 weeks early... her mommy is sad cause she will have to go home without her for now... Lily will be home within the next 2 weeks or so we are hoping... but at this point, the little trooper is doing great... i got to touch her little pinky but my hands were cold so i only touched her hand for a second... but these pics are of her and her mommy is holding her hand... of course, i started to cry when i saw her... what an overwhelmed feeling when you see someone so small... and to be friends with their parents and family... you feel so freaking happy for them... and i am happy I will get to be in her life too.. what fun times are ahead... she has to be the cutest thing ever!!!! Congratulations Mommy Kristen and Daddy Dan... and all their family... and that means YOU TOO DEBBIE... Congratulations Gramma! I cannot wait to see you and HUG YOU TO PIECES!!!!!! I am sure there will be a few tears too!













Mommy's Gifts so far... I brought that little green frog cause her bedding is frogs and cute animals...

The room she was born it.... I have more pics but her last name is on it so i will save those pics for her parents and their private pics... i don't like posting last names.....

Deleted scene from TWILIGHT!!!!


Yummy Rob Pattinson aka Edward Cullen in the movie...

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Welcome to the World Baby Girl!!!!


I am out of my mind with excitement right now!
My good friend Kristen just had her baby girl!
WELCOME TO THE WORLD BABY GIRL!
She is four and a half pounds... and born at 1:30pm this afternoon... she is 6 weeks early but doing really well!
I cannot even type anymore I am shaking with excitement!
Her name is Lillian Angeline... I will not put her last name of course... but they are gonna call her LILY!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

10 Healing Essential Oils...


How does aromatherapy work?
Aromatherapy sounds like something an 18th-century apothecary might administer, but it’s actually a powerful technique for battling conditions like stress or an upset stomach, as well as for lifting your mood and easing you to sleep. Aromatherapy uses essential oils (liquids distilled from plants, leaves, flowers, seeds and bark), which science shows enter the nervous system when you inhale them, thereby affecting your physical health and emotional state, says Beth Bluth, a North Carolina–based expert on essential oils. While essential oils can be found in most health-food stores, Bluth warns that there are no industry standards, so it can be difficult to know whether you are getting the best and purest product. She recommends the Young Living essential oils brand. Since oils may irritate some people’s skin, place a drop on a small area (like the inside of your bicep) and wait five to 10 minutes. No reaction? You’re good to go. Here, the best aromatherapy oils and methods to heal what ails you.




Rx for: Fatigue

Essential oil: Rosemary

How to: Mix two drops of rosemary with two drops of olive oil (called a “carrier” oil) in the palm of your hand. Using the fingers of your opposite hand, rub the oils in your palm in a clockwise motion (like swirling a glass of wine to open the flavor, this releases the aroma). Close your eyes. Using the index fingers, rub the oil combination in a circular motion onto your temples, along the hairline and at the nape of your neck until it is absorbed. Sit with your eyes closed for three to five minutes, taking deep breaths.



Rx for: Stress

Essential oil: Cedarwood

How to: Place two to four drops in the palm of your hand. Cup your hand over your nose, close your eyes and breathe deeply for two minutes.




Rx for: Anxiety

Essential oil: Ylang-ylang

How to: Combine two to four drops of ylang-ylang with two to four drops of olive oil in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together, and then rub your palms over your chest and heart center. Breathe for three to five minutes




Rx for: Bad mood

Essential oil: Tangerine

How to: Need a pick-me-up? Combine two to four drops of tangerine oil with two to four drops of olive oil in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and massage the oils onto the bottoms of your feet. “When you place essential oil onto the feet — and you can do this with any of them — it enters every cell in the body within 21 minutes,” Bluth says.




Rx for: Headache

Essential oil: Peppermint

How to: Place two to four drops of the oil on the index fingers. Being careful to stay away from the eyes, rub your fingertips along the hairline, forehead, temples and nape of the neck. Take three to five minutes to inhale it with your eyes closed. “Peppermint is a powerful headache remedy because it blocks the pain receptors,” Bluth says.




Rx for: Trouble sleeping

Essential oil: Roman chamomile

How to: Put three drops of the oil on a cotton ball, and place it next to your pillow before you hit the hay. You can also combine two to four drops of the oil with olive oil and rub it on your shoulders, stomach and the bottoms of your feet before bed.




Rx for: Muscle soreness

Essential oil: Basil and peppermint combination

How to: Combine 1/4 cup of Epsom Salt with two drops of basil oil and two drops of peppermint oil. Let it sit for two to five minutes while you prepare a warm bath. Pour the salt and oil combination into the water and take a soothing soak.




Rx for: Sadness

Essential oil: Geranium

How to: Fill a pot with water and bring it to just about boiling on the stove. Either take the pot directly to a table or pour the water into a glass bowl. Place one or two drops of geranium oil into the water. Using a bath towel, cover your head over the bowl with your face at least six inches away from the water, creating a tent effect that traps the aromatic steam. Breathe deeply until the water stops steaming.




Rx for: Trouble relaxing

Essential oil: Lavender

How to: Create a warm compress by placing two to four drops of the oil on a washcloth soaked with warm water. Lie on the ground with your legs up the wall, and drape the washcloth over your forehead. Stay in this position with your eyes closed for three to five minutes.




Rx for: Upset stomach

Essential oil: Ginger

How to: Combine two to four drops of ginger oil with olive oil in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together, then gently massage your belly. Another technique: Place two to four drops of ginger oil on a warm washcloth. Create a sandwich effect by placing a dry towel over your stomach, the warm washcloth over that, and another dry towel on top. Lie comfortably for three to five minutes.

I ADORE this Facebook page!

Dogs and the UPS Drivers that Love Them! How stinking cute is this page???  LOVE IT!