This week started off as kind of a drag…so I went shopping. I’ve been battling a head cold since Monday that’s left me simultaneously stuffed up and dripping and absolutely bone tired and craving a 4 p.m. nap (okay, that last part might be the norm for me, but this week I’m blaming the cold).Thing […]

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  • *LO* - i’m really liking your office make over. that new desk just works out so well for the space. lucy is cute: ) my cats tend to like my chairs like that too! and how do you have all that cutesy fall stuff out? dont your kitties try eating them or knocking them over???ReplyCancel

  • Kalie - Love your office makeover, it looks great! And pumpkin Eggos, I may have to try those… Stopping by from H54F!ReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - LOVE the office makeover – will you come and decorate my house, please?ReplyCancel

  • this hive. - ah it looks sooooo good! ive looked at the pics like 20x today. where did you get the upholstered chair? and the plant with the stand thingy? sorry in advance for literally copying this entire room LOL it’s just so cute!!! ps – copying the fall decor also.ReplyCancel

  • this hive. - pps – i drove my saguaro today and thought of you!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - I love the office make-over. I don’t hate our office set-up, but mostly I want a new desk and I love the one you got! I think I need a little more storage space though (we have a lot of shiz).

    I could absolutely pick you out of the photo!

    And that stupid cold – I have had it allllll week too. I’m determined to get rid of it this weekend. Ugh, I hate being sick – hope you feel better!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - Wow… the office looks amazing. I’m impressed!ReplyCancel

  • Amy @ Not Your Average Baby Blog - OK, so that chair is freaking perfect. LOVE. Found this on Ellen’s blog because she’s always awesome like that and gives her besties the nicest shout-outs! To me, offices are the most fun to decorate for some reason. I think maybe because they don’t get dirty easily like kitchens and bathrooms and they stay awesome and new.ReplyCancel

For those of you who have been following along HERE and HERE, you can imagine how thrilled I am that the god-damned squirrels are now attacking the house. They’re coming for me.

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I don’t have time for this. I’m in the middle of making dinner, but this cannot go untouched on this blog. Just came in to do a quick email check while the cornbread is cooking and (of course) opened up UsWeekly.com. Thus, today’s {quick} installment of Hot Hollywood Hell. This is Jamie Lynn Spears’ 4 […]

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  • Amy Matsumoto - so this post made me laugh. Unfortunately it was somewhat awkward, uneasy laughter. It’s hard for me to believe what some parents are okay with allowing their daughters to wear. Even if it is dress up. I just complained to a coworker of mine that girls are quickly running out of decent role models. T. Swift may be the only one left as of now. sad sad days ahead.
    preach it!ReplyCancel

  • Kimmyyy83 - This post definitely made me laugh this morning. But you are right, girl role models these days are far and few between!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer fromFUMC - Holy crap! I’ve never seen the Hooker Toddler image before. I’m no prude either but could almost be considered child abuse, in my opinion. That is so, so wrong…on several levels. But, is it weird that now I want to dress up as Hooker Vivian for Halloween? I guess that would also be wrong on several entirely different levels… with the most problematic being the whole my love handles in plain view level…ReplyCancel

  • *LO* - wow i have to sign up for those emails! this is hilarious yet disturbing at the same time. It’s sad almost. That 4 y/o’s skirt is a little too short… it would have been “acceptable” if it was at a normal length!ReplyCancel

  • Hot Hollywood Hell (6) - pull up your damn pants. - Youre My Favorite Today - […] (3) – Miley’s ridiculous hair, How Jessica Simpson attempted to strangle her baby, etc.Hot Hollywood Hell (4) – Jamie Lynn Spears’ little hoHot Hollywood Hell (5) – She’s gonna […]ReplyCancel

Nope, I’m not talking about these 3 – Good.   Ugly.   Bad.Good times.  Good times. I’m talking about my weekend. Linking up with Kati and Kate to fill you in… Friday night we had a fun family dinner at Red Robin (GOOD – very GOOD).  It’s one of our favorite places to go for […]

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  • Sally - Good to read about your weekend… Apparently Bad that I’ve never been to Red Robin (yummmm)… and I think it is going to get UGLY with those damn squirrels.

    Good luck.ReplyCancel

  • JJ - I need to hit up Red Robin very soon. I miss that place.

    That martini look great. I need to try making that.

    Bummer about the bed/furniture looks like you got a few cute things.ReplyCancel

  • Kati - Incorporating Color - So excited that you linked up with us! I, like my mother, have also never been to RR. I feel like the bottomless fries are something I should stay away from! :)ReplyCancel

  • Danavee - I want that lake sign and that green lampy thing! LOVE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Classy Living - Okay, all of those food items sounds AMAZING! I think I need to find a Red Robin ASAP! And a grape martini :) I’m just imagining some frozen grapes sitting decoratively in the bottom to keep the drink cold…yumm!ReplyCancel

  • *LO* - i actually really like your fish bench collection!! they are cute and quirky. i think the picture with Jackson and that squirrel is hysterical!! i swear that squirrels do that to torment them! i have a simliar pic on my blog with my boy cat but with birds !ReplyCancel

  • Beach Momma - I just read through a ton of your posts and I love your blog! Finally a blog I actually like to read! Haha seems like so many blogs are all writing about the same things over and offer. New follower!ReplyCancel

I’m a list maker.A list lover.And I’m not just talking groceries and to-do items and Christmas gifts and things I need to make the Things do so that I do not have to – I’m talking favorites lists and Top 10s and people you’d like a hall-pass from your husband/significant other for (Stamos). A couple […]

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  • Kati - Incorporating Color - PUMPED. I already wrote my posts for this week (my bad…), but I’m definitely linking up with this biz next week. YES.ReplyCancel

  • JKT - SO fun! Such a great idea :) I’m going to see if I can get my act together to get post like this written up :) If not- count me in for next month! Going on the calender now 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kimmyyy83 - YEs! Count me in for next month! I am the list making queen! J hates and loves it! haha!ReplyCancel

Apologies for the blurry photos. This post was written before I switched sites and the pictures didn’t transfer well. If you want to see them clearly, you’ll have to stop by sometime.  This week’s favorites list is short. And blond. With killer legs and a powerful voice. And last night she Blew. Us. Away. If […]

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  • Millie - Thank you for sharing! Carrie is one country artist I still haven’t seen live! I loved your Randy Travis commentary…too funny! Oh, and Hunter Hayes…I have a huge crush and would totally track him down if he weren’t a wee bit too young for me!ReplyCancel

  • this hive. - oooh i love her! i think she is coming back to phx next month so i def need to go! and omg – you guys had some great seats!!!ReplyCancel

  • sandie - Looks like it was a fantastic show! Great pics, by the way, and thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - ohhhh i just love this! i saw her last year in st. louis and she did the floating over the crowd thing. i was like i just love her!!ReplyCancel

  • Niken - the show look so cool!
    Carrie is a great singer. and One Direction? surprisingly i listened to their songs and loved them. ha!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - Before I read the explanation… I was gonna ask you if he was groping her…ReplyCancel

  • Amy Matsumoto - I saw Carrie last year on labor day weekend at Mystic Lake Casino. Not sure if that’s around your where abouts. She did mention on stage that she wasn’t expecting it to be quite so cold and she was glad she happened to have ONE sweater on her bus. Maybe the cold scared her to phoenix.ReplyCancel

  • Friday Favorites - Having a Great Time...Wish You Were Here. - Youre My Favorite Today - […] stupid magazine that I only bought because it had Carrie Underwood on the cover (and you know how I feel about HER).But I did manage to read one book and start […]ReplyCancel

I’ve always thought of myself as a nice person.As a general rule, I don’t wish ill-will on others, I smile and speak kindly to receptionists and airport security and the mentally challenged adults who bag my groceries, and I even give telemarketers a minute or two to start their spiel before hanging up on them […]

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  • Mrs. Newlywed Giggles - I live in area where are they fifty billin squirrels too. I have a tally for myself
    Mrs.Newlywed Giggles = 5; Squireels = 0
    Yep, I have killed five squirrels with my car. Just give me a call and I’ll drive over. I”m pretty sure I will at least kill some of them for you. LOLReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - BAHAHAHAHAHA! This post is hilarious. I feel for you and your half eaten pumpkins, but it’s still pretty funny. Wanna borrow Cooper and Grace? They LOVE chasing squirrels. :)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I cannot stop laughing! My neighbor shoots them from his kitchen window…it’s creepy, but effective…almost feel sorry for the little guys.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - hahahha…sorry, this is so not funny, {but, it is a little bit!} My dad sits on our deck and shoots them with a BB gun. It doesn’t even kill them, but scares them out of the yard.ReplyCancel

  • Kimmyyy83 - LMAO!!!!! Your hatred for squirrels equals mine of birds. DANG they TORE UP that pumpkin. I say you have a slingshot party, invite others, and go to town!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Buy an air soft rifle at Dicks and let Brian go to town. We have a squirrel graveyard (except we don’t bother to bury them – they are flung in with a shovel) in the woods behind our house. I bought my son one the day after a damn acorn dropped into my gin and tonic on the deck. War was declared then at our house. Don’t mess with my drink!! PeggyReplyCancel

    • Michelle - hahaha Peggy – The air soft rifle has been discussed in the past, but now I definitely think it will be purchased this weekend! So maybe they’re all running scared from your house straight into my backyard! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - Oh, my GOD!!! Are you my neighbor? I am having the same battle!!!! http://www.momaical.com/2012/10/the-running-of-squirrels.html

    I’m so glad Ms. Snarkfest sent me to your page!

    Tracy @ MomaicalReplyCancel

I spend a lot of time on this little blog talking about my favorites, but something that I haven’t had the pleasure to write about in the past six and a half months (because it’s been the dry season) is something that comes pretty close to topping the list. Award Shows. I love Award Shows. […]

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  • Sally - Yep, that one dress totally looks like curtains… I had thought of that as I looked at the picture… before I even read your comment.. and those aren’t curtains I want in my house!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } - Clare Danes killed it in that yellow dress!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - ahah! Your comments are hilarious!!ReplyCancel

This week the air turned crisp, the apples turned beautiful and the strawberries in the store turned ugly, the fuzzy socks were located (from the depths of the sock drawer…and under the bed) and on Tuesday I smelled something kind of burning in my house and then realized the heater had come on (I quickly […]

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  • Sally - Pretty sure you should be recording a few football games as part of your weekday napping strategy!

    Those were my Sunday afternoons growing up… along with Fireside apples… kind of like old school Honeycrisp. So good. Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Newlywed Giggles - I am now going to rush to Costco to get me some bags of the brownie. Genius whoever thought of that!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - Love this! Seriously… fall is my favorite time of year, and I hope that Minnie knows to make it last longer for us this year. :) Football is the best thing ever to take a nap too! LOVE IT! I need to go buy some of those candles… YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Grantham - Hi Michelle! I’m your newest follower. I found you via A Prince and Prozac. You had me at “Self-awareness is sexy” and your love of football and naps. Well played.
    Jen @ CraftyMisAdventures.comReplyCancel

  • Jennifer fromFUMC - So funny, per usual! My life is not going to feel complete until I get one of those leave candles…ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Totally on with you on napping during football games! Why IS it the perfect lullaby?? I also agree on the Caribou vs. Starbucks pumpkin spice latte battle. But I have to say the BEST pumpkin spice latte I’ve ever had is from a vendor at the Mill City Farmer’s Market. It tasted so REAL and not like fkaey syrup. But you better believe I drink my fair share of Starbuck’s version and love them.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Love this fall post! I don’t know if I should hit up Costco and get the brownie things…I really really want them but what if I can’t stop eating them?! The difficult decisions I face in day to day life :)

    Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • this hive. - loooove this post! i need to head to b&b works asap for some fall goodies. still 106 here in phoenix. lovely.ReplyCancel

  • kyna... - OMG, Brownie Brittle????!!!!???? I NEED to try it!
    ♥ KynaReplyCancel

My blogroll today was full of posts titled, “I Believe”.When I saw the first one, I figured it was a post about Santa and the magic of Christmas (a little early, but as someone who may or may not have already picked out her Christmas cards, it didn’t faze me).But then I rolled past a […]

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  • The Management - Not only do I BELIEVE in not ever cooking or cleaning the kitchen…. I actually never cook or clean the kitchen.

    Why else would I have adopted a random ginger guy into my life, amirite?!ReplyCancel

  • JKT - YES, YES, YES. I believe in staying in bed until the very last minute, napping as often as possible, an hour in target is the best and by all means when you get a coupon for 50% off it means spend that much more.ReplyCancel

  • Kari - I believe this is the best list I’ve seen. :)
    xoxoReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Oh wow…I’ve never thought of a 50% off coupon as meaning that you can spend more…I was just always happy to be spending less than I thought I’d have to. I’m not sure my husband would thank you for revealing this information to me. ;PReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - I believe this is the best I believe list I’ve ever seen…and I believe I agree on everything you say! heheReplyCancel

  • Sally - I believe… you are a very wise woman. Very wise, indeed.ReplyCancel

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