Listen. Do you hear that? You don’t? Me either!!My house is quiet! Free of showtunes and Taylor Swift and One Direction and sister-bickering and the poke-me-in-the-eardrums-with-chopsticks-now-please insanely obnoxious voices of every singing star that now has their own Disney Channel or Nickelodeon show! Pour mama a mimosa and ready the napping couch! Nah, not really […]

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  • Mommy Lisa - I am gonna go cry now. I had just gone to get my copies off the machine at work and realized that my baby’s first day of first grade just started, then read this post. sigh.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - I love the pancake idea! SO CUTE! :)ReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - Cute pancakes! Thank goodness I have a full day of work to distract me from the fact that my kids are yet again off starting a new school year…otherwise, I’d be wallowing on my bathtub of bubbles and drinking mimosas right along with you!ReplyCancel

  • kyna... - Adorable pancakes! And enjoy the peace and quiet!
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  • Nikki - Oh, I”m excited to go read through your blog (and back to your fist post..happy 6 months btw!). Just came over here from Taylor’s (Tayor hehe) blog and I just love your me schedule. I’m a teacher (not a Mom..yet) and I loved my me days during the summer when my hubby was at work and I got to stay home. I just wish I could watch Live with Kelly over here! (I’m living in Croatia now)…I miss her!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - At least you had a few wonderful hours of peace. It kind of sounds like it was the perfect day. I’m a huge fan of your workout too! Bachelor Pad + squats = it should feel like you burned more than you did just from laughing! If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest posts!

    peacelovedecor.comReplyCancel

  • The Management - I really, really enjoyed this post. You’re funny.

    It’s sooo cute that you make your girls number pancakes and first day of school cupcakes. And I envy your napping couch, AND I’m totally in favour of just a few squats and then calling it good.

    Go you.

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  • JKT - You are so funny- loved reading this :) I’m not even going to lie that I’m SUPER jealous of your afternoon nap…sign me up!ReplyCancel

6 months and 3 days ago I was bored. 6 months and 2 days ago I was doing laundry and mopping the floors cruising Pinterest and discovered a link to a blog where the author had posted step-by-step video instructions on how she curled her hair plus literally hundreds of photos of herself in Forever 21 […]

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  • JKT - LOVED reading this :) Happy 6 months! I’m a new-ish follower but yours has quickly become one of my ‘daily reads’- LOVE IT.

    It’s been about 3 months for me and I absolutely am enjoying every minute of it.

    Thanks for blogging!! :)ReplyCancel

  • meet.make.laugh. - Yay!! Happy 6 months! We started around the same time…. and though we view it more as a hobby it would definitely be fun to have the capacity to have it as a business.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie - Happy 6 months! I’ve been ’round these parts for 2 years with I think 5-600 posts under my belt…it still isn’t old. :)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - happy 6 months!! :)ReplyCancel

It was bound to happen. I tried, but I couldn’t stop it. It’s the last Friday of the summer. So to honor it and celebrate it (instead of screaming and kicking and throwing a wine-induced tantrum like I’d like to do), I’ve decided to devote this week’s edition of the Friday Faves to a collection […]

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  • Kayla Lynn - awesome photos of an incredible summer! cheers to new adventures in fall :)ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra - Dance recitals, NYC, the lake… ah I don’t want the summer to end. Looks like you had a great one :)ReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - Another fun summer of memories in the books – – looks like you all had a great time and now it’s…..back to school!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - What a GREEEEEAT summer you had!! This makes me oh so sad to be saying “goodbye” to summer!!! :’-( Do we hafta??!ReplyCancel

So I found this ecard on (where else) Pinterest last week, and it reminded me, yet again, about how idiotic grammar (and spelling) mistakes are one of my life’s biggest pet peeves. Now, I don’t profess to be anywhere near perfect when it comes to grammar, spelling, sentence construction and punctuation (Husband would like to […]

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  • Kayla Lynn - Hahaha I LOVE THIS!! Amen sister :)ReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - I laugh hysterically at this because my husband is by far the WORST at spelling and grammer. I think he has violated every single one of your grammer/spelling pet peeves.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - For some reason, I’m not too annoyed by the error-filled English, though I notice it, for sure! And last year, when I had a job grading papers for college seniors, I was a bit horrified and how much they didn’t know about grammar and spelling. Still, I had fun with red ink, and I thought grading was the best job in the world! Because in that situation I was allowed to point out everything that’s wrong with the way people write. But in normal life I just mentally correct them or ignore them–for most of my life, most of my friends haven’t been native English speakers (even my husband isn’t a native English speaker!) so I guess my attitude towards them kind of extends to native, but ignorant, English speakers. 😛ReplyCancel

  • Kari - your to funny. defanitely a good post you wrote over their!
    J/K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m with you sister. Teaching 8th grade has been amazing…and by “amazing”, I mean scary. Wish me luck!
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  • moosenoose.com - The word that really makes me angry at the moment with the ‘youth of today’ (arrgghhh I’m old,) is the constant use of ‘ov’ in replace of the word ‘of’. Why? It doesn’t make sense. It is not spelt correctly, it does not abbreviate the word in any way. All it achieves is the confirmation that you are failing English. Big time.ReplyCancel

You know that game people play &/or the classic question that probably everybody that has ever written a college application essay has had to answer? “If you could have dinner with 3 people – living or dead – who would it be?” The other day as I was driving around running my very important errands […]

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  • Sarah - Okay, 3 is much too small a number… haha, but I would invite:
    1. Jim Parsons- from the Big Bang Theory. I love him. the end.
    2. James Lafferty- from One Tree Hill. He’s hot. haha :)
    3. Adam Brody- if he’s anything in real life like he was on the O.C., I will love him forever.

    and if I had to throw a girl in there, it’d be Rachel Bilson. I love her. and her style. and her tv shows.

    this was such a cute idea for a post!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - OH MAN! Can I please oh please oh please come to this dinner?!?!?! I don’t even need to sit at the table. I’ll hover in the corner and giggle. Can you imagine how much laughing would happen!?!??!?!? Jeeze. :) Good choices!!ReplyCancel

  • Bridget - I am in the same boat that I would be torn between celebreties!! ELLEN..#1 choice!!! Who wouldn’t want Ellen @ their dinner. OMG…I would love to come to this dinner also…
    I’m totally adding this to my list of blog topics…thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • kyna... - Oh boy…I’ll have to give some thought to that!! I have so many! Ellen would be amazing, but I think I would want some eye candy there too! lol!
    ♥ KynaReplyCancel

  • Becca - That sounds like an amazing dinner to be at! Ellen is seriously one of my favorite people on this planet! Great choices!

    I nominated you for an award if you would like to check it out!
    http://beginningwithbecca.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-liebster-award.htmlReplyCancel

  • Laura Darling - Hmm, I don’t know who my full list would include, but Ellen would surely be on it! And Carrie Underwood for sure!

    I also love that your errand list both starts and ends with Target. I do the same thing!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - I just stumbled across your blog and I’m so glad I did! I love it! You kind of remind me of…well, me. (Is that freakishly, narcissistic?) Anyway, love your picks for dinner…I agree with all of them. I’d also add Emma Stone. I have a weird girl crush on her lately, love her sense of humor.

    Stop by http://fillingupmycup.com sometime! I’m a pretty new blogger and love getting visitors besides my mom. :)ReplyCancel

  • birchandlace - i just found your blog a few weeks ago and am SO glad that i did. i love reading your hysterical posts and think your voice is so refreshing! not to be hugely creepy, but last week i read all of your posts late into the evening and giggled to myself. (ok, i’ll admit, that’s pretty creepy). also, i love ellen, so this post is one of my faves…
    onto my dinner guests:
    ellen, obviously.
    beyonce & jay-z (because in my world, they come as a pair. and ok, they can bring blue ivy if they want.)
    jenna marbles (youtube queen. if you haven’t heard of her, i highly suggest tuning in. she can be a bit crude and vulgar, but is mostly just very very funny.)

    thanks for keeping my highly entertained,

    k-leeReplyCancel

Let me be clear about something right off the bat.Exercising – running, walking briskly, pretty much any form of sport and anything that makes you sweat – is definitely not my favorite.But because I want to keep the blood moving through this old bod, so I don’t have to lie to my doctor when he […]

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  • Niken - ha, i’d love to do regular exercise on daily basis. running or just walking. but i never make a real effort for it.

    that’s great of you to do it eventhough you hate itReplyCancel

  • jeanne cummings - …too good….& hey you had some real dance moves in the 80s!!ReplyCancel

  • The Management - haha, your motivation pictures crack me up. Love the honesty!

    Seriously, though? muskrats are terrifying. RUN AWAY.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - Love this!! :) Your motivation and my motivation look alike. Just add a cheeseburger to mine. HAHAReplyCancel

  • Sally - Take On Me? I think I beat my 14 and 22 year olds on that one… sometime I will tell you which song from Just Dance II that my daughters are going to perform at my funeral… we have a plan!ReplyCancel

It’s here. The end-of-summer-I’m-depressed post. I warned you. I spend 5 months every year literally counting down the days until June and then I blink and it’s the end of August and I can see the demonic eyes of winter staring at me menacingly through the subtly changing leaves which he’s using to try to […]

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  • Carolyn - Oh man. HAHA You pretty much hit the nail on the head with this one. :) I am born and raised in Minnesota, and I still get like this every winter!! Last year wasn’t bad, but when you have to think a winter wasn’t “too bad”, there’s something wrong! HAHA here’s hoping we both make it!! :)ReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - LOL I’m another born and raised Minnesotan and agree with Carolyn – you hit the nail on the head. I am savoring the rest of summer and praying to GOD that we have another mild winter like we did last year!ReplyCancel

  • The Queen Bee - “and then my soul turns black”……<3 it.
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  • The Management - haaah, yeah, alcohol sure helps when the weather is crapola…ReplyCancel

  • Kati - Incorporating Color - Haha, LOOOVE it. In 2008 at my senior prom in early May, it definitely snowed. I had to wear a winter coat over my prom dress. :/ReplyCancel

  • Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com - i’m not even in a state that gets that cold but i still totally agree with these seasons. i wish i could hibernate through the winter…ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra - I live in Maine and the cycle of seasons/moods is exactly the same. I can handle the winter before Christmas when there is all that sparkle and cheer to distract me. I laughed at “my soul goes black”, because its so true. After the 25th its just bitter cold and I want to hid in my apartment under the covers. The first sign of spring is always a giant sigh of relief. I feel ya girl!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - Now I’m depressed… because, that is exactly how it is… and it is on its way. Damn.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Blazey - Check out “books and bars”, it picks up in the winter just for people like us…that need drinks and a reason to get out of the house. :)ReplyCancel

  • Friday Favorites – Kickin’ it old school » You're My Favorite Today - […] I stop drinking Chardonnay, it just means I stop drinking so much of it in the winter when I start mainlining red wine to help get me through the pain and suffering…and because it goes so much better with […]ReplyCancel

The other night Husband and I watched the movie, “Friends with Kids”. Have you seen it?Cute movie – predictable – it won’t ever be on my favorites list, but definitely a solid movie with a fabulous cast and more than a few “huh” moments. The premise is how having kids changes your relationships – with […]

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  • Kristen - Hahaha this is classic! New follower of your blog and loving it!

    kristen@accidentalcountrygirl.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Nikki - Haha I love this! I also love that you call them Thing 1 & Thing 2, my mom calls me & my brother that too, or “A” & “B” because we’re twins.ReplyCancel

  • Amber - Whew, parenting sounds exhausting, haha!

    Thanks for linking up!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - OH MY GOSH! I love this post! :) It makes me feel so much better to know that the crap will happen, but the kids will still turn out! HAHAReplyCancel

  • ~Dawn~ - hahaha…hilarious. I may or may not have had more than one of those things happen to me before, too. Eeek…at least I know I’m not alone. :)ReplyCancel

  • Becky - haha, I love this post! Mama-to-be in November for the first time and I can’t wait to some day look back on stories like these and know that everything does turn out ok.ReplyCancel

  • kyna... - OMG Michelle, I am LAUGHING so hard!!! AND feeling so much better about myself and the times I have “lost it” with Ellie too…I mean…yes, I have definitely tried to out scream her in my desperate frustration!

    I have been meaning to ask you (or maybe I did ask you and I totally forgot)…how did you like the 5.5 year age difference in your kids when they were younger? We are definitely waiting a little bit longer and people are always just appalled, telling me that I will absolutely regret such a big age gap…(and yes, I am aware the second half of my comment has NOTHING to do with your post. Sorry!)

    ♥ Kyna
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  • Alisa Marie - I’ve been wanting to see Friends with Kids, but my husband refuses to let me watch it! I guess I will have to watch it when he’s not around :) New Follower!ReplyCancel

  • Meagan - This is hilarious! My favorite is the Lucky Charms shakedown. I will totally be that mama!ReplyCancel

  • Niken - i just found your blog and i’m glad i did.
    you make my day! that’s all i wanna say for nowReplyCancel

  • Teri - Wow you can’t even tell her arm was anywhere but where it should be! And look no scar from you bashing your darling in the head with a heavy wooden angel! BONUS!!! You’ve got my vote fer shure.ReplyCancel

  • Sparkling - I can’t believe you brought the wooden angel with you!!! And it’s totally ok that you popped out her elbow and stopped for fries when she was asleep- except that BK wouldn’t ever be able to make fries like McDonald’s. What were you thinking???? I love the Lucky Charms stand off.ReplyCancel

  • Funny Is Family - I loved this post so much. Which of you had the balls to suggest the BK detour, you or your husband? So funny!
    -AmyReplyCancel

  • Nicole Blazey - Lol, one of my dad’s finest moment revolved around sex eduction- literally when I was in high school, every time I left the house he would scream “just think of genital warts” hey it worked- i feared sex for a long time.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Blazey - Lol, one of my dad’s finest moment revolved around sex eduction- literally when I was in high school, every time I left the house he would scream “just think of genital warts” hey it worked- i feared sex for a long time.ReplyCancel

Oh, thank god. Jennifer Aniston finally got engaged on Friday and now America can finally stop feeling sorry for her every time Brad and Angelina adopt another kid or buy another villa or just generally exist together.And frankly, I think she wins.That Justin Theroux isn’t too hard on the ol’ peepers. You gotta admit, though, […]

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Another week of August gone? Another week closer to school starting? Hooray! Crraaaap. I know I know…there’s still 3 good weeks left, but I also know they’ll fly by faster than the swimmers who have to swim with Lochte now that they know that he pees in the Olympic Pool.  In all honesty, though, it’s about this […]

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  • Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos - Oh my goodness! This post made me laugh. I hate to tell you this, but your pictures make me want to visit MOA all the more! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kati - Incorporating Color - HAHAHA, my mom and I have pictures from Glamour Shots back from like 1994. Excellent. Also gotta love MOA. My claim to fame is that I was there on opening day in 1992. I may have been in a stroller, but I was THERE! :)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - Oh the MOA. :) Gotta love it.

    Cherry Berry is SO YUMMY!

    That deck picture looks like heaven. Love!ReplyCancel

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