Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's My Birthday!!

I really don't like being the center of attention with that bring said...Today is my  birthday. I will keep you guessing on the age! Each year it differs for how I feel about my birthday.  Some years I am all ready to celebrate. Others I am more like yeah maybe next year. It has nothing to do with turning another year older or anything like that, I just really don't like all the attention on me. This year I am in the let's just skip over the birthday because I am too busy and am just not feeling it.  I would much rather celebrate and make a big deal about other people's day birth than my own.  Just last week I was thrilled to help my Bestie celebrate her birthday, and earlier this month oh so happy to take Kid Clammy to Lego Land to have a blast for his birthday.  But my own - nah its highly over-rated.  Don't get my wrong I am not turning away presents being sent my way or anything of the sorts I just don't want to make a big to do about it.  So instead of celebrating my birthday let's go for a little throwback Thursday instead.  Here is yours truly as a wee little munchkin!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Treat Yoself Day...a Link Up

Well hello there and happy hump day to you!  Today I am linking up with Shay from So Shay for the treat yoself link up. Treat yoself day was last Friday and while I didn't do as much treating as she did nor did I make a way awesome video I did do a little treating. My treat was leaving a hour early from work (lately I am lucky to get out on time) and I bought myself a venti Starbucks and a cake pop!  I also treated a good friend to a Starbucks as well!  The picture is not that great of my cup ( I was driving and didn't want to crash).  Any how they weren't huge treats but baby steps it is. They were better than nothing and it was fun to think that others were treating themselves too!  

Monday, September 23, 2013

Recap of the Reveal!!

So I have mentioned a time or two that my hubby had the honor of building the raffle car for the ASA. This past weekend was the big show and reveal of the new car.  I am so very proud of my husband.  There are a lot of thanks to be given because no he didn't go it alone.  There were lots of extra helping hands that deserve a huge thank you as well.  From the friends and family that put in extra time to help get this project completed, the sponsors who donated parts and pieces, to all the extra support that was given - THANK YOU!!!  This project was a big accomplishment for all of them to finish this car in eight weeks. That being said I will now show the rest in pictures!!
This was a teaser picture that was posted the day before the unveiling. 

Waiting for the intro!

The hubs and Kid Clammy up on stage. He got choked up and of course made me cry (proud wifey right here - he totally made me cry!!)

The finished project!!
That is one good looking sand car if I do say so myself!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Big Day

Today is a big day around these parts. A while back I posted that my hubby was chosen to build a sand car to be raffled off at the Sand Sports Supershow. Well today is the day of the big reveal. They will be unveiling it this afternoon for the public to see and buy tickets for. After today it travels around the western United States to different events and for more tickets to be sold. Then next year at the 2014 Sand Sports Supershow it will be raffled off. This is huge advertisement and exposure for my hubby and his business. We can only hope that great things will come from this and his business will continue to grow and be successful!!  Here is a little sneak peak!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Letters

Dear Friday / Weekend - as always so happy to see you!!  You are going to be jam packed once again but you have some really good possibilities for some great opportunities.  Dear Hubby - I wish you all the best at your show this weekend.  I know that the raffle car that you have designed and built will be a hit and I hope that your display booth brings many new customers and business for you. Dear Kid Clammy and Sissy - I can't believe how fast this week went.  I look forward to spending the weekend with you and supporting Daddy to boot.  Dear Time - Once again I ask you to slow down!!!  Dear Bestie - enjoyed spending your birthday dinner with to help you celebrate!! You get better with age and I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays together!!  Sharing some pictures of what our weekend has in store for us.


Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!

Friday Letters

Thursday, September 19, 2013


I am a little frustrated about a few things at the moment so I thought I would take to the blog to get them off my chest.  First and foremost I think I am one of the few who haven’t jumped on the iOS7 update for the I phone yet.  I have heard good and bad things about it – and I even tried to do it –but my phone keeps saying not enough storage.  Stupid Phone!  I have tried deleting apps, photos etc to no success.  Guess the next thing to do is download all to my computer and erase mad amounts of pictures and hope for the best.  If not it’s off to the Apple store.  So for now my phone still looks like this…
The other thing I am frustrated about is this darn song that is stuck in my head.  This morning Kid Clammy and I were hanging out and he asked to watch one of his fav shows Special Agent Oso some of you may or may not know this show but let’s just say Oso is rather special “more or less”.  I am not his biggest fan but there are much worse things that he could be watching.  The worst part about it is having the theme song stuck in your head all freaking day!!
So for now if you have any hints / tips / tricks for the the Iphone update they would be much appreciated!!  And if you have a better song for me to sing – I will take it!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hump Day Blog Hop

Today I found a fun little blog hop to participate in.  I just love the "Hump Day" Camal - so how could I not participate!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Tuesday, September 17: A memory you would love to relive
 So I diverted a little from the question...but you will get the idea!!
What a fun yet hard topic this is today.  I have so many memories that would be amazing to relive.  From special times with family, fun times with Friends, our wedding day, the honeymoon with my hubby, the birth of both of our kiddos (well maybe not the actual cutting open of me – too much?) but the holding and meeting our bundles of joy for the first times.  I am not sure that I can pick just one.  Since I have pretty much just listed my top 5-10, if I were to pick one right now at this moment I would have to say a day with my Grandma Heald.  She passed away when I was rather young and while I have a few memories and snapshots in my head of the time I did get to spend with her – I would love to spend one more day with her so I can remember her more vividly and all over again.  She will always hold a special place in my heart and I hope that I make her proud every day!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dear Nat - A Love Letter To you!!

Blogtember topic for the day: Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)

Dear Nat – my Sista from another Mister – this love note is for you!!  You have been part of my life since we were wee little kiddos which is really long time since we are old and moms now!  Ha!  You are just a huge part of my life and although we live farther away than I would like I want you to know how much I appreciate and cherish you and our relationship.  I find myself missing you terribly more often than not, and I get a smile on my face when I see you call me, post on my FB wall, see your pics on Instagram, see your name pop up from a text.  You are a wonderful wife, an awesome sister, great friend and one of the best mom’s I know – aside from myself of course! LOL!! You have a strong faith that is admirable.  You follow my blog every so often (which you are the only person who I actually know who knows and follows it).  Your are supportive, caring, funny, and I am so lucky to call you my sister!! I don’t know what I would do without – so today I celebrate you and all the memories, fun, talks, tears anything and everything we have shared.  I love you to the moon and back!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Dear Friday

Dear Friday / Weekend
– So happy to see you!  Looking forward to camping this weekend with the Fam Bam!!  Dear Kid Clammy – My oh my you say the darndest things!!  Like the other day when you reminded me to eat one pretzel at a time so I wouldn’t choke.  Thank you for that suggestion!!  Dear House Shopping – you really are not fun at all – what-so-ever!!  You are stressful, extremely frustrating, overwhelming and just a big ol’ pain in my arse!!  Dear Sissy – thank you for being so stinking cute.  You and your brother constantly put smiles on my face and I love every minute with you (can I be a stay at home mom yet?).  Dear Time – can you please stand still or at least slow down.  It is crazy and sad how fast you go and I don’t really like it.  Dear Sleep – can we come to an agreement that I need to be able to function on less of you because I have too much stuff to do?  Dear Ellen – so happy that your show is back on – you have such a big heart and I love to watch your talk show when I get a chance.  Dear Hubby – Here’s to a great weekend!! Love you and the Kiddos so much!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Wednesday, September 11: Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.

Today's topic for Blogtember link up with Jenni from Story of My Life is all about something I know quite a bit about.  SHOPPING!! On a good day I love me some shopping.  I love shopping for my kiddos, other kiddos in our lives, family, friends, for donations, all kinds of good things.  I am not always good at shopping for myself - it is something that I skip on sometimes.  However a few things I have found that I love I am showing you below along with some of my favorite shops to buy from for not only me but the kiddos too. 

Camera Strap
Bumbo Cover

The Bumbo Cover came with Sissy's name embroidered on the front and I have gotten so many compliments on it.   The camera strap was for me and I love it.

Another place I have recently found that I love to shop at is Zulilly.  Have you checked this out yet?  Each day you get an email talking about different items that are on sale to buy.  I have recently bought and received this adorable hat.

And lets not forget this super cute jacket for Sissy

Also another site that you should check out it Screaming Owl.  This website is all about more super cute items that are at a great price!! 

Happy Shopping!!

Five Days

Yikes!! I can't believe it has been 5 whole days since my last post.  Where did the time go?  I had plans and intentions to blog maybe not everyday in the last five days but at least a few of them and boy did that go out the window.  The last five days as always have been super busy super crazy.  Just on Saturday alone we watched one niece play soccer, another cheer lead and attended a birthday party all before 1pm.  Hoping to get into a better rhythm and blogging more soon!!  Until them a few extremely random pictures to enjoy (or that the very least make you go hmmmm!)

Mini Vegas Sign from Legoland

Crazy Car driving down the freeway.  Yes it says "statutory grape"

My Silly Boy!!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Advice (Linking up for Blogtember)

One piece of advice that I could give would be “If you see a bucket of “”you know what”” don’t stir it”.  I know it sounds pretty basic right - but believe me sometimes it is really hard.  A little back story on the saying…I started working for a mom and pop shop about nine years ago.  It was and still is a family run business and the family has known me for literally my whole life.  So the “old man” that started the company that I work for – always had a joke, funny saying, one liner – you name it he had it.  You also knew where you stood with him – he did not mix words what so ever.  So around here in this office he would always tell us such things as “count your pennies and your dollars will count themselves”, “live and learn and die dumb”, “finer than a frog’s hair split ten ways”.  You name it he had.  My favorite though is “if you see a bucket of shit don’t stir it” (there I said it).  Any-who I don’t know how many times I have thought this thought to myself or said it to someone at work or to my hubby when he is asking my advice on a situation.  There are often times when a situation arises that one of two things can happen – you can let it sit or you can stir that bucket just to see what happens.  As we all know stirring that bucket can be really bad.  So I advise you that if you see that bucket of shit – just walk away – don’t stir it. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Three Years

My Dearest Kid Clammy - Today is your third birthday.  I can hardly believe that you are three years old.  Time sure does fly when you are having fun.  I feel like you should still be a little baby and you are growing way to fast for my liking.  I would really like time to slow down some.  At three years old you are quite the interesting little guy.  You are so adventurous and don't understand why you can't do what your older cousins can do.  Part of it is because I, your mommy is a little too nervous for certain things.  You most definitely don't realize that your cousins are older than you are and can do older things.  You have such a confidence about you - more so than even me sometimes.  That confidence goes right out the window though when it comes time to pick up your toys.  More than once I have heard "I can't there are so many"!  You have such a whit and humor about you and you don't even know it.  Sometimes you say things beyond your years but most of the time you have us giggling about one thing or another.  You have a big heart and love your family so much.  You love animals, monster trucks, off road, dune buggies, riding your bikes and scooters and playing outdoors - plus so much more.  I hope that you know how much your daddy and I love you.  You are and will always be my baby boy!! Happy Birthday!!