Monday, December 31, 2007

Jinky!!! Is that you Scooby?!?!

(Ok, I do apologize for the bad camera phone picture, Terry took it as we were traveling on the highway so it didn't turn out great.)

This made my day! T & I were driving to Toledo when we saw the coolest van EVER!!! The Mystery Machine! Yes, someone had painted their van to look JUST like the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo!!! SWEET!

Since our picture is a little dark and not the best, I posted the cartoon version. Seriously, besides having an old man in the front of the van you would have thought this came straight out of your TV! It was a bit of a mind trip when we first saw it, had to do a double take that really the mystery machine?!?!?!

HAHA! Thanks who ever you are, that totally made my weekend!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Movie Review

T & I went Christmas Eve to see Sweeney Todd and I have to say I LOVED the movie!!!

First, going to the movies at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve was very nice.....there was NO ONE there!

Second, this movie was just SO great! I don't typically like scary movies and I am kinda particular about how people adapt to put song into movies like this. (Rent - hated it; Annie & Little Shop Of Horrors...two of my favorite movies ever!)

Anywho....I was very happy with this movie! I thought it was great and had some of my favorite actors (Johnny, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman) And with the cast and Tim Burton could it be bad?!?!?! Funny, scary, beautiful color...AWESOME!

Done, Finished, No Mas, I am Over It, I Can’t Take Another……


Yep, I am 100% done with desserts of all kinds (for a bit at least)…especially in the cookie form! This happens every year around the holidays, it is just too much sweetness for one person to handle. The sweet tooth gets some extra action beginning in October with Halloween and doesn’t seem to officially stop until V-Day in February!!

But I know I have reached my limit when this morning at work I saw another plate of Christmas cookies and wanted to throw them into the trash. Not that the thought isn’t extremely kind and appreciated!

So I bid you a fond farewell you sweet treats, please don’t take it personally - but I can’t handle another chocolate chip, iced Christmas tree, ginger bread man, or even a sprinkle!

Until next year…

Yours truly,

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Year In Review

Last night as I was finishing up some Christmas stuff I started thinking about the new year. I got very excited about all that could or would be happening in 2008 and then I started thinking about everything that happened in 2007. I always try to look for the good, and though this past year hasn’t been the easiest – I started to think about all the wonderful things that came out of 2007! And shit, if life was easy all the time what would be the point of living it anyways. So after thinking about it I realized that with all the great things that happened and things not so great but that I learned from, 2007 turned out to be a really good year!

I am sure there are more, but these are a few “highlights” from the year. What are yours?

My Year In Review:

-T & I celebrated our 1-year anniversary!!!
-T & I have been in our house for one year.
-A bunch of babies were born!! Some new additions, but not all are: Macey Jo, Ivan Christopher, Colby Chad and Adelina (the newest…blog to come)
-We went to our friends awesome wedding in October and saw some friends we haven’t seen in awhile! ;)
-We got a Wii :) YAY
-I lost my job, got a 4 months “vacation”, and in the end got a new job with some wonderful and kind people
-I have some new friends in my life!
-My friend S. got married and there were a couple engagements!
-My sister finished her first year of college and is half way done with her second – we are SO proud of you K!!
-My brothers have made me feel way old b/c the first turned 18 and the second will be getting his driving permit soon! eek
-Got my hair chopped……remind me never to do this again!
-A few of my dear friends all got new and well deserved jobs this year.
-Went to my first ever Hallo-weekends at Cedar Point..It was AWSOME!
-Went to a casino for the first time ~ Interesting
-We hosted Thanksgiving Dinner for both T & my families
-Have some new blog readers – YAY!
-I have learned to stop and “smell the roses”.
-And I love more than I have every loved and appreciate those around more than I ever have before.

What are yours???

P.S. Is it Year IN Review or Year END Review? Or doesn't it matter??? :)

Monday, December 17, 2007

A new store to love! (And therefore had to write a lot about it!)

This weekend I checked out Sally’s Beauty Supply Store – and I have to say I love it!!

I wanted to put some reddish/brown low lights in my hair for the holidays but didn’t want to (A) Spend $100 to get my hair done at a salon – it typically costs that much with a tip b/c my hair is so thick they use extra stuff – and (B) I don’t want the uncertainty of using a box brand and ending up with who knows what color on my head – I have been everything from orange to black with that box stuff!!

So I went to the above-mentioned store, which I had never been to before. I have to say I love it! I was a bit overwhelmed at first b/c I didn’t know what stuff to get and didn’t know what would work for me, but I asked one of the ladies working there (who was also a beautician) and she helped me find the right color and explained how the coloring works! And it is SO easy!!!

And the prices are very reasonable! You don’t have to be a member or a beautician to use the store but I did buy the $5 year long membership and ended up saving $5. 20 on my first purchase! If you think you will keep going, like I know I will, that is the way to go! If you have the membership most of the products you get a certain percentage off. But even if you don’t take the membership the products are still very reasonable. I got a very good hair color product and it was $4.99 for the cream and the solution to mix with it was $2.99. I also bought all the start up stuff like the brush to apply the cream, the little mixer bowl, the measuring cup, the cap and gloves…and my total bill was about $17.00!!! And when I do this again, I will only have to buy the hair color and solution!

They also have tons of other stuff there, but didn’t get to see everything as I was all about the hair color!

Thanks to my mom and sister for doing this for me! It took about an hour and half total and was so easy! This will definitely be the new way I do my hair!

Side note, I am not at ALL thinking what beauticians do is easy. I could never do the stuff they do, and I needed help picking out the right color for my complexion. But I do think that if you can get the right color and have someone who wouldn’t mind helping you out for a couple hours, then the coloring process itself is easy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Love.....

I love clear sheet protectors!!! I had to do a project today and use sheet made me happy! I pretty much love any office supply, but there is something about having your papers organized in these that makes everything better!

I have to say that I wish every piece of paper I owned was in a sheet protector, in a binder and clearly labeled and organized. I tried a long time ago to do this, but never kept up b/c of the time and cost...but if I could, I would!!!

Sheet protectors: Making Geeks Geekier since 1937!

Friday, December 07, 2007

SNTC ~ Movie Teaser!

Here is the first teaser for the new Sex and the City Movie!!!

I am SO pumped about this movie! I can't wait till it comes out!!

May 2008!

Thursday, December 06, 2007


So last night I received this little gem at a gift exchange I participated in. It is a Napoleon Dynamite vibrating/music playing toothbrush! I was totally THRILLED and surprised to receive this! I had talked about it a few months ago, Click Here for original post....but I kinda just forgot about it and never went to get one.

I have to say I used this last night and it is totally fun! My husband could even hear it when he stood by me....we were so excited and played it so many times my teeth hurt a bit afterwards! Sometimes if I brushed too fast the song would speed up and when I stopped the music stopped. Also, the harder I brushed the louder it got! This is really such a cute idea!

Thanks A. for hours of brushing fun!

(P.S. Thank you TP for your explanation on how this toothbrush works! You have to check out her explanation if you have questions on how it works!)