Archives for October 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Cards – How To Decide?!

Filed Under: Life, Reviews/Giveaways

We're not the holiday card type of people. I'd like to be but life always seems to have other ideas...that and the fact we haven't had professional pictures taken since Cara was six weeks old. TONS of pictures of the kids half clothed whilst smeared with various food products. That just screams Christmas to me. How ...

Wisk Carbohydrate Lab Tailgate Party Experiment

Filed Under: Life, Reviews/Giveaways

This is the third in my series of Wisk sponsored posts. You can find the first two here: Pre-Review of Wisk with Stain Spectrum Technology and Wisk Protein Science Experiment. The way this experiment/demonstration was supposed to go is we cookout, eat some burgers and then let Cara make a nice, neat swipe of ketchup down the ...

Halloween Hello Kitty Witch Cake Topper

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Life

Cara's birthday party is this weekend...her fourth birthday party...the one I'm trying to not think about too much since then I'll have to admit I'm about to have a four year old. And it's not that I have an issue with her getting older. I've said before I love all these different phases. I even loved ...

Tucker’s a Wet Blanket and the Park

Filed Under: Life

I'm not sure if this is a sign but the kids and I seem to have our best trips and adventures when Tucker's at drill. Sorry, Tucker. It's true. Though the camping thing was pretty cool. OK. So maybe my little theory of Tucker being a wet blanket doesn't stand up to scientific scrutiny but neither does ...

Three Giveways From Me You Should Enter

Filed Under: Reviews/Giveaways

I have three giveaways going on right now that you should enter. →  The first giveaway is here on Taste Like Crazy and is for a $100 Visa card from BlogHer. To enter, head over to the Ragu review I did and follow the rules at the bottom. The Ragu giveaway ends at 5:00 p.m. (PST) November ...

Blogging Isn’t Real Life

Filed Under: Life, Mental Health

What's funny about my post yesterday is it started out to be about how I was going to complain about looking at a really nice house today that we can afford and about how Tucker's been put in for two new jobs - both in NE Florida. Obviously those two events are diametrically opposed. So? See? That's ...

Acknowledge the Suckitude and Move On

Filed Under: Mental Health

A few years ago I was a member of a TTC forum. I don't do well with large groups of people - especially women - since there are way too many egos demanding to be stroked and too many alliances and lines in the sand to keep track of. Somehow I stayed a member of that group for years...still ...

You Choose What You Read

Filed Under: Book Related, Food and Drink, Life, Mental Health, Reviews/Giveaways, Tech/Videos/Video Games, Word of the Day

My mind is pretty much blank today but I figured if I started typing then maybe something would come of it. I guess a bit of house keeping or something is in order first. One of the first "new blogger" tips you always read is: Have one topic for your blog and stick to it. As you well ...

Fat Like You

Filed Under: Life

I've always been "bigger". I had boobs in fifth grade. I had guys checking out way sooner than they should have. I shudder to think about that now that I have a daughter. I can vividly remember an uncle of mine carrying me up the stairs of his house as I played opossum and him remarking to my ...

KT Tunstall How To Make a Tiger Suit Deluxe Edition Giveaway

Filed Under: Reviews/Giveaways

If you're anything like me, you know of KT Tunstall from her single "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." Even as I'm typing this, I have the song stuck in my head and figure it'll be there for the next few hours. At any rate, Tunstall's new album - Tiger Suit - hit the US market ...

A Camping We Will Go

Filed Under: Life

My father's mother's house sits up on a hill at the edge of some 200 acres of woods. Nights would get so dark I knew if anything was out there to get me, I sure wasn't going to see it before I got had. During grade school, my father adopted a tiny, white ball of fluff and I ...

Day of the Dead Inspired Espolón Tequila Cocktails

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Recipes

Halloween is just about two weeks away and that means Day of the Dead [Dia de la Muerte] isn't far behind. While the majority of Americans don't celebrate Day of the Dead, I would wager a good percentage have heard of the holiday and/or seen the iconic sugar skulls. So maybe you don't partake in the ...