11 years ago at this time I was trying desperately to get another hour of sleep. My 4 month old had had a fussy night, and my husband had woken me up at 4:30 a.m. to say goodbye.   He was going to NYC for a business meeting and had to catch a 6 a.m. […]

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  • ~Dawn~ - I got chills reading this.

    I still recall where I was, my thoughts and feelings of 9/11, too.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - This post gave me goosebumps. I’m so grateful that it was a happy ending for your family.

    I’m sure we will all remember exactly where we were on that fateful day :/ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Wow, so glad your husband was not harmed on that day! Nobody will ever forget what they were doing and where they wereReplyCancel

  • kyna... - I am so glad your husband was okay….what a horrible day…we will never forget…
    ♥ KynaReplyCancel

Two things you should know right off the bat. 1. By “hanging out” I don’t mean eating popcorn and watching TV, and 2. By “Magic Mike” I (unfortunately) don’t mean Channing Tatum. Trust me, it will all make sense by the end. I have this friend, let’s call her ‘Dora’, that recently got divorced. (I’m […]

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  • jess - hahahahaha! This is absolutely hysterical. I love that you call her Dora. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Brie - I’m also on a few dating sites and I have some sad scary stories. I’m 25 and I had a 19 year old message me the other day to ask me if I like younger guys. I replied no, I usually like guys a few years older than me just becuase they are less likely to act like 10 year olds and more like 18 year olds. He replied with how I should get with his young ass and he would show me things that I’ve never imagined before. I kindly asked him if he was refuring to Pokemon because I know what those are. He didn’t get the joke.

    I wish your friend luck!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Haha, I can’t imagine what Dora is going through right now. I’m happy to hear that she’s having fun and not stuck in a marriage she’d regret forever. I am relatively young and am so happy that I don’t have to be in the dating scene right now since everything is so different now! And text messages of “junk” is sooo disgusting to me, yuck!ReplyCancel

  • Bridget - OMG!! This is hilarious!!ReplyCancel

  • kyna... - OMG, those texts are hilarious!!!! I hope she eventually finds what she is looking for!
    ♥ KynaReplyCancel

  • keepingupwithkristen - OMG this literally made my day, maybe even my week. I totally believe you when you say there are total creepers out there. Those texts were hilarious, yet disgusting, all at the same time! Tell Dora to keep her head up!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - This totally cracked me up! I am definitely in your club of marrying young and not playing the field much. And this solidifies my decision ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Hocevar - OMG…I think I just peed my pants a little! So funny! I too find stories like those intriguing and frightening. I’ve known my husband since 7th grade and have never really been on a real date. I can’t even imagine joining that world at this point in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - So funny… and yet frightening! I remember my dad’s saying from years ago… “There’s a Jack for every Jill… if you’re not too fussy!” Yep.ReplyCancel

  • moosenoose.com - Why do men think we want to see photos of their ‘bits’?!! They aren’t the exactly attractive!! It’s men like this that give dating sites very bad reps. Thank god I’m in a relationship – I couldn’t put up with these losers!! Although it would make a good blog…….ReplyCancel

  • Casie - Newest follower here… and OMG… you are hilarious!

    This is just great! GREAT! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea @ Love is... - Bahahaha! This is hilarious!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - OMG. I’ve often said that I would DIE, D-I-E if I had to be single right now!!! I’ve been with my husband since I was 15 so the thought of new age dating is enough to turn me bright red and hide forever. Gosh!! This is crazy; best of luck to Dora ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Sparkling - Ugh the thought of the pictures is enough to send me over the edge. Who does that??? I want to give you the bone. THat is so awesome.ReplyCancel

  • laugh-lines.net - This was HILARIOUS!ReplyCancel

Notice anything different around here?? Why, YMFT, you look mah-valous!! What do you think? In honor of me sticking with something for 6 months YMFT’s 6 month anniversary, I decided I needed to ditch the standard blogger template and give the little blog a well-deserved (and much needed) makeover! I feel so legit now. And […]

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The other day I sat down in front of the computer to do something of vital importance (that I can’t remember) like pay a bill or register one of the Things in a fall activity or check out the fall boots at Zappos, and 30 (75) minutes later had produced this – It’s the DVR […]

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  • Sarah Grace - that schedule is quite impressive! and i know i’m about to lose some cool points, but i really liked the playboy club! and pan-am, which got canceled too. o well,,,good thing i have a bunch of other new shows on my list to watch (thanks to your schedule!)

    happy thursday!

    xoxo, sarah graceReplyCancel

  • Victoria - totally something i would do!!!

    love it ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • birchandlace - don’t forget about the voice!! sept 10th starts the blind auditions, my favorite part.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - OMG! I totally need to work on my DVR list. You’re a pro! Jake and I actually had to get a second DVR because we fought over what to record too much. LOL I am excited for Nashville… looks good! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • JanM โ™ฅ - Oh, I’m the same way! I’m scared of Thursdays because from 8-9 there will be Vampire Diaries and from 9-10 Grey’s Anatomy. Looks like I need to make dinner for two nights on Wednesdays ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m having a giveaway on my blog if you’re interested ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • kyna... - LOL!!! My exact drug of choice as well…wine…it’s what keeps me sane! ๐Ÿ™‚
    ♥ KynaReplyCancel

  • Nicholl Vincent - omg i was just saying that I’m freaking out over revenge and dexter being on at the same time! girl after my own heart!

    Hope you’ve had a great day! Drop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hi!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - You have some pretty sweet charting skills! Impressive. (Did you ever get to order anything from Zappos?)ReplyCancel

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! ๐Ÿ™‚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!
    ♥ KynaReplyCancel

  • 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!


  • 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.


  • JKT - You are so funny- loved reading this ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚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. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - happy 6 months!! ๐Ÿ™‚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 ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra - Dance recitals, NYC, the lake… ah I don’t want the summer to end. Looks like you had a great one ๐Ÿ™‚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 ๐Ÿ™‚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. ๐Ÿ˜›ReplyCancel

  • Kari - your to funny. defanitely a good post you wrote over their!
    I’m with you sister. Teaching 8th grade has been amazing…and by “amazing”, I mean scary. Wish me luck!

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚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!

  • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚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,


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!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

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