Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Spring is such a beautiful time of year. LOVE!
                                                        by: El Frito

                                                                        by: Mykl Roventine


                                                                        by: pat_ong

Monday, April 25, 2011

SMILE! It's a Monday morning Joke

Thoughts from 25-35 year olds

So many of these or horribly true, but I feel like the title should have been "Thoughts from 25-40 year olds."

-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.
-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
-I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?
-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?
-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.
-There is a great need for sarcasm font.
-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what was going on when I first saw it.
-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.
-How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
- I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.
- A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.
- LOL has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".
- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
- Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.
- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
- Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"
-What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?
- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and I instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
- I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
- Bad decisions make good stories
-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!
- Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?
-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.
-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....
-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
- "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.
-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'
-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
-When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.
-I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...
- As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
-Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
-It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.
-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I’d bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?
-It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and the link takes me to a video instead of text.
-I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Organized life, more SEX?!

Keeping organized can reduce stress and improve your sex life

where to begin?
The other day I cam across two articles that really inspired me to really think about what I do to manage my time. If your time is managed well stress is less and sex is more BONUS! Here are the two articles I came across 10 things to do every day to stay organized & 10 things.

There were some great ideas but I wanted to see what my 10 things were, on that note I was sure it was time for a little revamping of my 10 things. ENJOY! Be inspired!

My 10 things to stay organized {and happy}

1. Morning me-time: This was my favorite on one of the the other blogs, and probably my one thing I do that I feel is most important. Getting up early having my cup of tea in the peace and quite watching the news or reading my favorite blogs, even getting a little work done on my own blog. With two kids this extra hour or so in the morning of quite time is always welcome, I find my self more alert and ready for them when they do get up. 
2. Never leave a room empty handed:  This is a great time saving tip and one I try to live by. I even attempt to get my kids in on this one when I can. 
3. Just do it: Saw this on one of the other blogs and it hit home. Procrastination can be a bitch! When I slack in this motto I can just feel the stress creep in, doing things last minute just causes stress it's like a snow ball effect. The blog that I got this one from had a great peace of advice that I must share. "The 2 minute rule": if something will take less than 2 minutes to do, you should do it RIGHT as the task pops up because it would take longer to organize it/queue it up to tackle later. Ever since I started applying this rule to my life things have really gone smoother. Everything from confirming a play date, clearing dirty dishes out of the sink, or sorting through the mail.

4. Planning out meals in advance: Having the weeks dinners planned out as well as all the grocery shopping done is a life saver.  Before if i didn't do this, we would end up eating mac n cheese, or take out every night. Now I have less stress and a healthy meal for my family every night (don't forget eating at home is also a great money saving tip).

5. It's okay it doesn't have to be spotless: This use to be a big stress for me and I would be lieing if it wasn't still at times, but I've worked hard to find a level of clean that keeps that stress at bay. There are just way better things in life that I can dwell on. I keep a clean house but if the dishes don't get cleaned up right away or some of the kids toys get left out for a few days I'm not going to loose sleep anymore. I would much rather have some quality time with my family, rather then watch them have fun time while I clean up after them. The dust on that top shelf can wait tell tomorrow (it's tickle time)!

6. If it hasn't been used in 6months throw it out, donate it, or sell it: We have moved quite a bit in the last few years so this is a rule that is tried and true in my house! Don't get me wrong there a few things that I wouldn't dream about getting rid of even though I couldn't even tell you which box it's in but there are things that can be parted with. Less Stuff  keeps things more manageable with little effort, and that's what I'm all about give us all more time to play.

7. All you need is 5 minutes: Why stress on being late when all you need to do is leave 5 minutes earlier. It took me a while to master this rule after having kids. It's amazing how many things can go wrong when you are trying to get out of the house at a certain time. What I found works is that if I would need to leave at 5 to be at a appointment on time I plan on leaving at 4:55 (just add 5 minutes on to all drive times) it's amazing the stress that takes away. Because if all falls apart while trying to get out the door as it usally does it's fine because I gave myself that extra time.

8. Laundry: The dreaded and always building tower of laundry! I found that it's not getting the laundry in the wash that I dred it's folding the laundry that is so time consuming and boring. So.... I have turned that time into my me time. I just shut the door to the laundry room and fold, the peace and quite is always welcome. Back when I didn't have a laundry room I would take it to my room and enjoy that same peace. Note: I try to find something that I know will entertain my son for those 15 minutes or so that it takes for me to fold the laundry.

9. Smile & check you attitude: Keeping a smile on your face is the best medicine there is! Of course, life can through you a curve ball and make you just want to scream. But next time you feel that urge stop and just smile (it works). Every time I do it I usually just start laughing even better. Just think about it; your just about ready to blow you lid and start screaming but you stop first and smile, when I do this I feel like in some corny over acted comedy and I just start laughing at my self. I can then breath take in that moment and and react much more calmly. After practicing this for awhile you'll start to notice that even the people around you seem happier and more friendly happiness is contagious.

10. Forgiveness: Last but most importantly not least, don't be so hard yourself. My favorite line from the moving Chicken Little "Tomorrow is another day". Things don't and probably wont always go as planned so beating yourself up because the laundry didn't get done does nothing but make you feel worse. Just pick back up where you left off the next day everything finds a way of working it's self out. Besides choosing to sit down and play a board game with your family in the evening just feels better then that laundry me time.

I hope this leaves you inspired to keep you life relaxed and organized!  


It's the little things that will keep that headboard a rock'n

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Next time you see one sit and enjoy it with your someone special, nature is amazing and can bring out a smile in everybody!

                                            by: JustTooLazy
                                             by: Kirstea
                                           by: zoutedrop

                                            by: texas_mustang

Monday, April 18, 2011

SMILE! It's a Monday morning Joke

Advantages Of Being A Woman Why it's better to be a Woman!

1. We got off the Titanic first.

2. We get to flirt with systems support men who always return our calls, and are nice to us when we blow up our computers.

3. Our boyfriend's clothes make us look elfin & gorgeous. Guys look like complete idiots in ours.

4. We can be groupies. Male groupies are stalkers.

5. We can cry and get off speeding fines.

6. We've never lusted after a cartoon character or the central female figure in a computer game.

7. Taxis stop for us.

8. Men die earlier, so we get to cash in on the life insurance.

9. We don't look like a frog in a blender when dancing.

10. Free drinks, Free dinners, Free movies ... (you get the point).

11. We can hug our friends without wondering if she thinks we're gay.

12. We can hug our friends without wondering if WE'RE gay.

13. New lipstick gives us a whole new lease on life.

14. It's possible to live our whole lives without ever taking a group shower.

15. We don't have to fart to amuse ourselves.

16. If we forget to shave, no one has to know.

17. We can congratulate our team-mate without ever touching her butt.

18. If we have a zit, we know how to conceal it.

19. We never have to reach down every so often to make sure our privates are still there.

20. If we're dumb, some people will find it cute.

21. We don't have to memorize Caddyshack or Fletch to fit in.

22. We have the ability to dress ourselves.

23. We can talk to people of the opposite sex without having to picture them naked.

24. If we marry someone 20 years younger, we're aware that we look like an idiot.

25. Our friends won't think we're weird if we ask whether there's spinach in our teeth.

26. There are times when chocolate really can solve all your problems.

27. We'll never regret piercing our ears.

28. We can fully assess a person just by looking at their shoes.

29. We know which glass was ours by the lipstick mark.

30. We have enough sense to realize that the easiest way to get out of being lost is to ask for directions.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I woke up early this morning and it was just so peaceful in the house that it inspired me took look for pictures that just made me feel calm & peaceful. I feel like love just radiates off of us when we are relaxed, calm and peaceful.


                                                                     by: » Zitona «

                                           by: Allie_Caulfield
                                           by: CameraCrafts
                                                         by: Redeo

Monday, April 11, 2011

SMILE! It's a Monday morning Joke

Women Came First

One day in the Garden of Eden, Eve calls out to God, "Lord, I have a problem!"

"What's the problem, Eve?"
"Lord, I know you've created me and have provided this beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals, and that hilarious comedy snake, but I'm just not happy."

"Why is that, Eve?", comes the reply from above.

"Lord, I am lonely. And I'm sick to death of apples."

"Well, Eve, in that case I have a solution. I shall create a man for you."

"What's a 'man,' Lord?"

"This man will be a flawed creature, with aggressive tendencies, an enormous ego and an inability to empathize or listen to you properly. All in all he'll give you a hard time. But he'll be bigger and faster and more muscular than you, he'll be really good at fighting and kicking a ball
about and hunting fleet-footed ruminants, and not altogether bad in the sack."
"Sounds great," says Eve, with an ironically raised eyebrow.
"Yeah, well. He's better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick. But you can have him on one condition."

"What's that, Lord?"

"You'll have to let him believe that I made him first."

Friday, April 8, 2011

Our Love Story

Since today is our 10 year wedding anniversary I thought it would be fun to share our love story. It's not fancy but it's our story.

For those of you that don't know us, both my husband and I grew up camping and offroading at a place called Glamis. It's a big stretch of sand dunes down at the bottom of California, and there Thanksgiving week of 1997 is where our story begins. I had gone out there a week early with some friends and camped in a spot my family didn't like (just to many people). I would just meet up with them when they came out the day after Thanksgiving.
It had ended up being a not so fabulous week, definitely a little more boring then expected. My only high light was watching my dream truck at the time (dark blue Chevy Silverado) drive back and forth. So by the time Wednesday came along I was ready for my family to get there. Until....... that evening...... I was in the motor home making dinner when I noticed a bunch of people partying it up in the motor home next to us. As I said before there were allot of people were we were so when I mean next to us I mean our windows where about a foot or two apart, so I couldn't help but see everything. As the evening went on so did there drinking and confidence hahahahha. Next thing I knew one of them was knocking on our door. When I opened it all I could see was goggles and the sound of slurred words, but I did understand enough to get that I was being invited over. Why not, things weren't exactly epic at my camp. As soon as we made it over to there camp things got better. Everybody was super nice and took me in as there own, but I think the stuff that this story is all about happened in the first 5 min I was there. The moment I walked into the motor home we connected. We probably all spent about 4 hours or so just talking and hanging out until we decided it was time to head on over to The Hill (this is where everybody heads in Glamis at night). As we walked out of the motor home we decided I would ride with Mike in his truck (sure) little did I know that his truck was the one I said was my high light of the week! Now it would be what would change my life! After hangout at the Hill tell 1am or so, we came back to camp and I made my way back to where I was staying. A few more of our friends had shown up one of my best friends, other friends and an ex so needless to say things weren't very comfortable. So Thursday afternoon when Mike came over asking if I wanted to go on a ride I couldn't hope on my bike fast enough. We rode for about an hour or so tell sunset when we stopped for a break on top of a sand dune to watch. That is when we had our first kiss!!!!!! Next thing we knew it was dark and getting late so we headed back. Unfortunately when we got there we found out that half of his camp had left on a search thinking we had gotten hurt, since we were gone for so long. (Whoops they still wont let us live it down). After everybody settled down and headed to bed we sat by the fire talking more and really getting to know each other. Time just flew by that night, we didn't know that though tell we realised we were watching the sunrise together too. At this point we said our good bye's. I would be changing camps since my family would be out that day so he gave me his phone number and we made some plans for him to come pick us up and hang out the following night. After that night he was going to be heading home, but I still had another week out there with my family.
Once I got home I made the call to him. To my surprise he answered right away (funny! he had been on the other line telling his sister about me, she was saying I wasn't going to call and that he should have gotten my number). We talked and made plans to see each other that next weekend, since we lived about 100 miles apart.
The rest is HISTORY!!!!! We dated for a little over 3 years before getting married on 4/8/2001. We have two beautiful kids and love each other more then ever.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

With our 10 year wedding anniversary this Friday it has really giving me the love bug, so here are some pictures of couples to enjoy.

                                            by: Le Xav'

                                           by: -ratamahatta-

                                             by: ^@^ina

                                            by: amrufm