Friday, July 29, 2011

How To: cut & thin your hair

Hello! So, I am a lazy cheapo.... even though I don't even brush my hair, I'm picky about who cuts it. SO, I've been cutting my own hair for about 4 years now. It's a weird oxymoron. I never get my hair cut, and then I'm too picky to let anyone else to do it?!? anyways, the last time I cut my hair I said I would make a video the next time I do it... uhm, that was almost a year ago!! waaah!! So here goes:

What you will need:

Thinning Shears, Scissors, Comb, Flat Iron, Hair Ties or Clamps

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DIY: wall design

Here is a quick and easy way to add a little spunk to your walls. I did this room in about 3 hours. hope everyone is well!



Sunday, July 24, 2011

What's in your hospital bag?

so a friend asked me to do a quick list of what to take the hospital when you go into labor. here is a list and a video! good luck all you preggo mama's!

hoodie. sweats. socks. slippers. nursing bra. eyedrops. chapstick. mints. moisturizer. facial wipes. toothbrush. wisps. extra contacts or glasses. lens solution. dry shampoo. dermaplast. mineral powder. concealer. eyebrow powder. mascara. eyelash tie. bobby pins. bag of quarters. energy bars. trail mix. cany. extra clothes for hubby. camera. camera and phone charger. prizes for your other kids... and OH! don't forget the carseat, outfit for baby and blanket :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

over the range grill & kabobs

I'm addicted to the show Chopped.

I've always wanted a grill...

I noticed on the show they use an over the range grill... it covers 2 burners and you just set it on your stove and use it as a grill. I've been on the lookout and hunting for a good one I could get on sale, use my Kohl's or Bed Bath and Beyon coupon or find one on sale. They are expensive! all the ones I've seen are atleast $50. So the other day I discovered some 'fun money' I got from a garage sale we did a while back and was gonna bite the bullet buy the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor grill... (my mother in law has it and its amazing!) Trekked to Bed Bath and Beyond with my coupon, only to find out they don't sell them in stores anymore! anyways. I'm blabbing. Was at Kohl's, carried around an over the range one... and couldn't do it. I'm such a cheapo! So I found one at Target, not cast iron like the real ones... much lighter, non stick and a fraction of the price. So I thought I'd give it a try. Worked pretty amazing! I don't remember the brand name, but the logo had a viking on it.

anyways, made some super easy kabobs with rice pilaf the other day for the hubby and the boys... here's the recipe!


1/4 vegetable oil

1/3 cup of honey

1/3 soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

6-8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes

2 cloves of garlic

1-2 onion (I used a red onion)

3 bell peppers cut into cubes

1 pack of mushrooms (I use the whole and cut, so they are thicker)



1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, honey, soy sauce, and pepepr. Before adding chicken, reserve a small amont of marinade to brush onto kabobs while cooking. Place the chicken, garlic, onions, peppers and mushrooms into bowl and marinate in the fridge for atleast 2 hours... the longer the better

2. Preheat grill for high heat

3. Drain marinade and discard. Thread chicken and veggies onto skewers

4. Lightly oil grill. Place skewers on grill. Cook for 12-15 minutes until chicken is no longer pink. Turn kabobs frequently..

enjoy! YUMMMMM

Friday, July 1, 2011

23 weeks

So we decided to go to the beach the other day, I haven't gone in like a year! which is suprprising as we love the beach and its not that far. Initially I was horrified at the thought of exposing my belly.. but then I realized nothing fit... so ce la vie!
I feel like my body has doubled in size. I waddle when I walk, grunt when I try to get up... and occasionally my butt and legs go numb. oh joy!
watching my kids play in the water was so nice. they are good kids...and so beautiful. they really light up my life. Love them so much.

been feeling kind of down lately, so i am trying to focus on the things that are good and that matter. people that matter. life is too good to spend it being in a bad mood!
on another note, i got my first real i feel for my husband so much more and am gonna do a better job with his sunscreen next time!