Friday, May 28, 2010


Not sure if any of you people watched the tribute to Brooks and Dunn last week, if you did I'm sure you had a few goose bump moments like me, if not, you have no have no idea what you missed out on. BUT, that's why I'm here. :) This video is of Sugarland singing Red Dirt Road. Its probably one of the most amazing different versions of a song I have ever heard. When Christian plays and Jennifer sings it brings tears to my eye, no matter what they are singing. It could be happy birthday or just reading the phone book, I'll still cry. They are two of the most talented and genuine people in country music right now and I cant get enough of them.
The video is a little over 4 minutes and it's pure brilliance. I hope you will sit for the next 4 minutes, turn it up and listen and just enjoy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

Why does getting older feel to tough... before our birthday gets here we are SO stressed about going up a number, and then once it's here it all feels the same. I don't feel like a 30 something year old. But now I have to say I'm 33 instead of 32 and I just don't like the way it sounds. I feel like a really smart 28 year old. :) But that's in my head... I for sure have new weird random pains that make you go, "what the hell is THIS I'm feeling".. and you know its cause of that getting older thing.

This last weekend was jam packed! On Saturday we went to the Strawberry Festival with a few of my favorite people. One thing I was really hoping to see was the SUN, but it decided to hide for most of the time we were there, so we froze for most of the time and the air was damp (not my favorite and not good for the hair). It was a great time though. We strawberry beer and chocolate covered strawberries and got enough strawberries to pass around to everyone at home. :)

He was so excited to find this flag for some reason :)
Sunday was good too, I had all my important people (minus 1, my ofey) at my parents. We had pool time and just hung out and had drinks and bbq'd.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Things that should be illegal...

There have been quite a few things that have come to my attention that are just so tragic or annoying that they should be illegal. I have compiled a list for you...

* Gladiator shoes. They are not cute in any way shape or form. They look terrible with everything and all on their own. And as much as I love glitter and sparkles, not even that can doll these sandals up.

* No horns, screeching, or sirens in radio commercials. This scares the shit out of me every time, plain and simple.

* Plain metal license plate frames. These are beyond annoying because right around 5 o'clock they blind you if your driving behind someone who has one. If your a girl, throw some glitter or rhinestones on that thing and it will help to not blind us with the reflection. If your a guy, just remove the damn thing, you don't really need it.

* Tribal Tattoos. They kinda don't really mean anything and your not in a tribe, so think of something else so you don't look so silly forever. But IF you ARE in a tribe then you should probably let us know, cause that's kinda important stuff we need to know. (Courtesy of Tina)

* Leaving your dog in the car while you "run" into the store. I swear if I see you do this you will get the WORST note left on your car from me. Honestly, I wish they could give tickets for this....

* Wearing flip flops that aren't white anymore. This is gross. You should know that when you purchased these white shoes that they would have a short life, so if you spent a bunch of money on them that was a mistake. It's impossible to keep them clean for a lengthy period of time and they do not look cute AT ALL if they aren't still white. :)

*Standing in the middle of a grocery store isle while your looking at something and and when I say "excuse me" (in my sweet voice) and try to pass, you look at ME like I'M the one in YOUR way. Enough said. There should be grocery store "police"... i swear.

If you have one to add, let me know ;)

Happy Lovely Monday!!! ♥

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lovely Sunday/Monday For Mothers Day ♥

So, I have been planning this tattoo for a little while now. It's got a TON of meaning behind it and will always be super special to me. Lucky me, the spot I chose to put it is on my side/hip and is one of the most painful spots. I'm not even gonna lie, it hurt like hell. At one point I thought to myself "if I stop now I wonder how bad it will look" LOL The poor little papertowel I squeezed for 40 minutes straight was my savior.
I was breathless for a few hours after. (geezus, I sound like a weinie!)

In early 2000 my grandma was surprisingly struck with Colon Cancer. It was found randomly and it was too late to properly treat her to successfully recover. It was right around that time when we still "didn't get it" on what the hell Cancer REALLY does to you. What I do know is that she died a very tragic painful death, something I think about almost everyday, it still haunts me after 10 years. She was the sweetest, gentlest person I have ever known. She passed on
Aug 12, 2000.

In October 2007 it was discovered that my mom had the same Cancer. They express it was extremely important that they operate on her that next week. Luckily in those 7 years they had learned a little more about this evil monster. They operated on my mom that next week and everything had gone well. She had a little over a month to recover and her Chemo treatments begun. December 12, 2007 my nephew was born and was the same day of my mom's first Chemo session. The treatments were to last 6 months. It felt like a lifetime away... She had stacked treatments per week to hit it extra hard to make sure it killed the evil bastard. She went on Wednesdays for 6 hours receiving treatment, Thursdays were about 2 1/2 hours and Fridays were less then 30 minutes. I may have been on the inside of this story but I was still on the outside of how this could have possibly felt happening to her. I'm sparing you a bunch of details that weren't very sunny... like side effects and things, but the treatment basically kills you so it can save your life. On May 16, 2008, my birthday, she had her LAST Chemo treatment. It could not have been a better gift to me, and most importantly to her as well.
I'm thankful for the extra special SCAN's she got and still gets from UCLA. It's essentially a clear microscope into her body that continues to give her a green light of health to this day so we can rest a little better. My mom is one of the most strongest, amazing people I know, along with all the other Cancer survivors out there.
Cancer is an evil, evil monster, and Colon Cancer is scary. It's in the one place that men and women aren't really too excited about.
The only problem with everything you can learn about it is that there is a bunch of controversy about whether it's hereditary and if it's something you actually do in your daily life that causes it. So, there's still a ton more learning to be had...

I figure, my mom was so strong to endure all those Chemo treatments the least I could do was go thru 40 minutes of pain in her honor.

The N is for my grandma Norma and the K is for my mom Karen, the N holds the date that my grandma passed, 8.12.2000 and the K holds the date that my mom survived it 5.16.2008. The humming bird is something my grandma loved and is now cherished by my mom.

I love you mom ♥

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Love & Toast, a lil' Armor and more....

Since I missed my Lovely Monday, we'll call this Terrific Tuesday, cause I found some really cute stuff that we may not be able to live without! With Mother's day (and my birthday) right around the corner these might be helpful suggestions, if you act fast of course. ;)
(If I knew of these sooner so would you, sorry for the late notice)
Courtesy of my beloved Daily Candy, here are some cute, sweet treats and heavy metal.

Love & Toast has some of the cutest little hand cremes and perfume's. The scents look really yummy and the packaging is super catchy, (I like catchy :)). If you make a purchase from the enter DC30%OFF at check out and receive 30% off your order. :)

Armor has some of the coolest pieces I have seen in a while (since Little Rooms, scroll down the blog if you missed that one). Its jewelry for your body. Basically it's really awesome, draping yourself in metal just sounds sexy, doesn't it?
You gotta save your pennies for these pieces though, they aren't cheap, but I'm sure well worth it! My fav's are the rings and shoulder pieces... these may be on my birthday wish list. :)

I think its, Chocolate and Diamonds are a way to a girls heart, right? If your me, Diamonds for sure, the chocolate is good, but I take one bite and pass it to the left for someone else to eat cause one bit is all I can handle. BUT, these truffles from John Kelly Chocolates look amazing, I might splurge and take two bites. ;)