Monday, March 29, 2010


Tomorrow starts my new position.  I was promoted to Office Manager at my job and I'm pretty excited and nervous about it.  I hope all works out okay.  I'm sure it will all be fine. I have a few good people behind me to help out so, I'm sure nothing too bad can go wrong. Wish me luck! I'm going to try and keep up with posting but, please understand if I'm not around for a couple weeks.  It's a big adjustment!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Mayhem 3/22

Today's meme is based on the popular YES or No.
The focus on the internet. Answer yes or no for each question. 
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  1. Googled yourself? YES
  2. Googled your neighbor? YES
  3. Used Google maps to spy on someone? NO, How do I do that?
  4. Spied on someone via Facebook? YES (of course who hasn't)
  5. Friended someone on Facebook that you don't know? YES
  6. Tweeted gossip? NO
  7. Followed a celeb on Twitter? YES 
  8. Kissed any one of your Facebook friends? NO   
  9. Regretted an online relationship? NO       
  10. Dumped someone online? NO  
  11. Played a prank on someone online? NO
  12. Spied on a High School bully online? NO
  13. Written a nasty email? YES, (but in my defense, the one I received was nasty first. I know to wrongs don't make a right but, I was PO'd)
  14. Sent something X-rated via email? NO
  15. Searched your state's/locality's database for predators? YES AND OTHER STATES TOO
  16. Done an online search on someone's traffic offenses? YES
  17. Ordered dinner online? NO
  18. Purchased something over $250 online? YES (well, all together but purchased separately over a month)
  19. Left an anonymous comment? NOPE, I stand by my comments!
  20. Checked out someone else's email (as in spy on your s.o.)? NO, Again, How do I do that?


Motherhood Monday 3/22

Motherhood Monday's question posed by host

What have your kids done recently to amaze you?

Both my kids have amazed me every single day of their lives!

X-man is the smartest 4 year old I know! His most recent amazing accomplishment has been mastering the Lego's Star Wars game on the PS2 Santa brought for him this past Christmas.  I can't even manage to move my character in a straight line yet he completes each level with ease! He plays for about 2-4 hours a day in 2 different 1-2 hour blocks.  Both blocks of play are when his baby sister takes a nap and goes down for the night.  I have really been trying to limit his time because he is increasingly become "obsessed" with PS2 and may possibly need PS2A (Play Station2 Anonymous, incase you were wondering).

A-Booh's most recent amazing accomplishment is her ability to sing! She is 20 months old and can sing every word to every song in The Wizard of Oz, the theme to Mickey Mouse Club House, Barney, Imagination Movers and multiple songs by Rascal Flatts! Now the most amazing part is, she sings them without the music playing.  Some other amazing A-Booh things are she can balance on one foot without holding onto anything, she walks up stairs without holding on to the stairs or the handrails and she can count to fifteen. 


Big #2 This Summer!

Lately, I've been trying to figure out what theme A's 2nd birthday should be and I think I may have found the perfect one! I was searching Etsy for a Birthday Dress and found the outfit pictured right. It's made by One Two Three Shops

I got to thinking, Disney? No, Minnie! A. loves Mickey and Minnie Mouse so, why not.  It just makes sense and since I completely fell in love with the outfit, I have to get it. It's pretty reasonably priced but I will need to wait until it's a bit closer to A's birthday  

I'm going to have to search around some more on Etsy to find a matching outfit for X.  I'm going to see if I can find a t-shirt with a tie appliqué in Mickey and maybe find a couple of fabric appliqués to put on shirts for hubby and I.  That would be simply adorable!

At, I found the perfect party accessories.  Minnie Mouse plates, cups and invitations. Look how perfect the plates match the outfits. 

Best of all, the Minnie party supplies are all on sale for 1/2 off! I'm going to try and convince my hubby to purchase them this week. The invitations are regular price but we only need three packs.  Now to find a place for the shin-dig, maybe the backyard will be fixed by then? Oh, I can only hope. 


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Giveaway Finds Week 2

I have the listed links to postings on my blog, Mumma Tutu's Give Away Linky Spot.  If you click on a link, you will be brought to a small description of the giveaway find on my blog.  From there, you can follow the links to the "actual" giveaways if your interested in submitting entries.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Where to start?

My husband is a professional photographer, schooled and everything. While blog hopping at some blog designing sites, a light bulb went off.  We had been trying to figure out a way to promote my husband's business and I though, why not make him a blog?  I don't know why this has never come to my mind before tonight. Maybe it was the blog hopping.

I wanted to put together something that would be a sort of an informational selling page. A place we can post his price list, portfolio pictures, contact info, you know important stuff.  I love blog designing and I think I really could do a great job on it.  If you haven't noticed, I've changed my blog look a few times in the past few months.  I have loved learning html and I think that I could definitely do a blog for him and help him to maintain it.  

What I am wondering is, where would I go to "purchase" certain graphics? I know I can't use freeware, after all, it would be for commercial use.  Does anyone know a good site that is not too expensive.  I really just want to be able to show what he does, what his prices are and what each package would include.  Nothing too big but, I do want to have some pretty graphics on the site.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks everyone! Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog hop! :o)


Friday, March 19, 2010

Share Your Recipe Friday Link Up! 3/19

Since it's Lent, I am posting a recipe that I'm making for dinner. Feel free to link your recipe and grab my button on the right side. I'll be hosting the Share Your Recipe Friday every week so be sure to come back each week and share. Thanks! I adapted this recipe from Click the link for the actual recipe or if you need to alter the serving. The site will allow you to add more servings or less if needed.

Garlic and Lime Shrimp

Prep Time: 15-30 Min        Cook Time: 4-5 Min       Ready In: 20-35 Min

Serves: 4 

  • 1 1/4 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley (optional)
  1. Combine shrimp, lime juice, 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, garlic and salt in large bowl or place it all into a freezer bag. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Remove shrimp from marinade. Place shrimp in a steamer bag and add a small amount to the marinade back into the steamer bag with a few slices of lime. Steam in the microwave on high for 4 to 4 1/2 minutes. Shrimp should be pink.
  3. Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley.
  4. Serve over rice, Spanish or white


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday 03/17

I found this new website called Lamebook. My niece sent it to me! It's all the lame stuff form Facebook.  I saw this and couldn't resist using it for my first Wordless Wednesday picture! I laughed histerically!

This picture was taken a the local zoo this past summer. The had just opened up the new splash pad section and I let the kids try it out! They had fun. I can't wait until it opens this summer. 


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Post it Note Tuesday 3/16


Monday, March 15, 2010

Giveaway Finds Week 1


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Want a Katydid Cloth Diaper for Half Price? Check out this....


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  March 6, 2010  

You can get the diaper and (2) TWO inserts for

(tax and shipping applied at checkout)

I'm very excited to be receiving my very own Katydid cloth diapers.  Since reading all the great reviews online the past couple weeks, I know these are what I am looking for functional!  They remind me of FuzziBunz, one of my favorite snap pocket diapers. I'll surely be posting my own review as soon as I can get them to some good use!

If your looking for a great deal click though to and purchase some for yourself.  There is a limit of (2) two diapers per order and the priority mail shipping was very reasonable! Thanks to for such a great deal!!!


Friday, March 5, 2010

A New Follow Posting! Share Your Recipe Friday!

I have been on a weight loss plan since January 4th and have found some really wonderful recipes (most by accident).  So, I've been thinking, "Why not start a new follow posting for Fridays and share my recipes?"  I've decided to call the follow - Share Your Recipe Friday and created a button for it.

Share Your Recipe Friday!

Here is my first recipe posting, I hope you like it! Add your link in a comment!
  • No Points Vegetable Soup 
    • Ingredients:
      • 10 oz baby spinach leaves
      • 2 medium carrots chopped
      • 2 medium celery ribs chopped
      • 1 large onion chopped
      • 1 medium garlic clove minced (I use jar garlic - 1/2 tbsp) 
      • 4-8 cups vegetable stock (depending on how soupy you would like it)
      • 6 large tomatoes diced or (1) 28 oz canned diced tomatoes or 28 oz of canned tomatoes and chili's mixed (if you like spicy food)
      • 2 bay leaves
      • 1 tbsp dried basil
      • 1 tsp dried oregano
      • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    • Add prepared ingredients in large pot, bring to boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer, partly covered at least 10 minutes. I simmered it for about 30 minutes.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wordless (Speechless) Wednesday 03/02

Seriously? Everything? Seriously?

Does this happen at your house in ONE day?

Why do children feel the need to dump out EVERYTHING!?


Yes, I left it like this that night (bad Mumma)!
Maybe I should have let them help me cook!

PS this was taken August 2009