Euphoria Definition Pronunciation: \yü-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\ Function: noun Date: circa 1751
a feeling of well-being or elation

Friday, July 31, 2009

Coffee Table

As I was browsing in google images this morning for a peaceful picture of someone having coffee on a beach, a cafe in Paris - or just at home (because frankly, that is where I want to be right at this moment) I came across this BEAUTIFUL coffee table. I want it. Like now. However, I don't think my apartment is modern enough to hold a piece of furniture like this.


Frank Gehry Coffee

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beautiful Things

One of the most amazing feelings in the whole entire world is waking up next to a smiling baby.
My little Lucy decided she didnt' want to sleep early (4 a.m.) this morning, so I grabbed her, gave her a bottle, put her in between Wade and I and fell asleep once my head hit the pillow (as did she).
6:15 a.m. rolls around (way past the time I usually get up) and I have this beautiful angel sitting up next to me, head rested on my belly.

I just absolutely love mornings like this. It makes for a great day, even though I woke up 45 minutes late.

Thank you Miss Lucy Pat.


"Pour Out" Photo By Mindy

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Ring of Fire.

No, not the Johnny Cash song. This is another 'ring of fire' also known as, ring of death, Red Ring, Red Light, Three Red Lights. Well this 'ring of fire' appeared this early morning out from no where. This little virus we call the ring of death, is not a disease, not a fire warning - but a sad sad dreadful light that we all wish wouldn't appear on your xbox 360.

My boyfriend, Wade, is a stay at home Dad. His Xbox, along with his computer, is his life. Ok ok, its my life too because we watch netflix instant movies on it, regular DVD's on it and it also have fun female friendly games that I occasionally like to play.

As I was feeding our annoying cats this morning, I noticed this red light blinking out of the corner of my eye. That's never a good way to wake up my dear one. I turned off the xbox, got the baby her bottle, headed into our room and delivered the bad news. Good thing it was still 6 a.m. and Wade was still half asleep - because I said "Honey, I think you got the 'ring of fire' on your xbox" and he quietly rolled over and said "I turned it off last night" - - - I pause..."huh?" So I go on my merry way - doing my morning routine.

Finally Wader rolls out of bed, turns the xbox on....and guess what! GREEN LIGHT!!!

So for this Friday morning, I want to Thank the Xbox Gods for saving my morning. Not only did you save a grown man from crying his eyes out, but you also saved me, the mother, $500 on a new system.

Happy Friday!!


Click HereFor More Answers on the 'Ring of Fire'.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Polka Dot Party!

As I was browsing through my "crafty blogs" list this morning (while I was suppose to be working) I stumbled upon this CUTE CUTE CUTE idea for a party. Lucy will be one in November (yes, thats only 4 months away - eeek!) and I REALLY want to try this POLKA DOT party out. Such a cute idea to have everyone (ok maybe not the men, because lets face it, Men would just look stupid in polka dots) dressed in polka dots.

Click here for Polka Dot Ideas

I better get planning!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Cool Kitchens From The 1950's, 60's, 80's and Today.

I thought this article was so cool.

Check out this

Its almost like the kitchen's from the 1950's have come full circle to kitchen designs you see today. I love it!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Birthday Girls!

Happy Birthday to my favorite little sister, Jenna Louise. You're still 5 yrs old in my book. See you in a couple of weeks!


Also, I'm going to say an EARLY Happy Birthday to this little baby girl named Avery, who is sitting comfortably in her mama's belly. Avery, this is for you:

Dear Avery,

Please come out and meet the world! Today is your due date and your Mother & Father are waiting patiently. I know it is very comfy and quiet in there, but there are LOTS of people that are waiting to meet you and your cute little toes. Please take some time today, your due date, to think how much your Mother wants you to come out. If you don't come out today, thats ok - But just beware she may start to do jumping jacks....on a trampoline.

I know, I know...Our government is a mess, our President is from the far Left, but we need another Republican out in this world ASAP.

I promise your parents are the most wonderful people I've ever met. They will love you unconditonally, give you whatever you need, love, support, money, good food, a roof over your head...etc. And if they don't give you something you want really badly (like that candy bar or sucker) Come to Aunt Julie, she will find a way (without mommy knowing) to give you all the sweets you want.

Ok, I will see you shortly little baby Avery. Can't wait to meet you and either can Lucy.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Save Your Prego or Ragu Bottles!

What a CUTE idea for a backyard party or on your coffee table....


Save those bottles!

In Celebration of Our Last Baptism Class Tonight....

Here's a little funny email I received yesterday which made me laugh my butt off!


Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, 'Why is the bride dressed in white?''
The mother replied, 'Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life.'
The child thought about this for a moment then said, 'So why is the groom wearing black?'

A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class. As she ran she prayed, 'Dear Lord, please don't let me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let me be late!'
While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself o ff, and started running again! As she ran she once again began to pray, 'Dear Lord, please don't let me be late...But please don't shove me either!'

Three boys are in the school yard bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, 'My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they give him $50.'
The second boy says, 'That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100.'
The third boy says, 'I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon, and it takes eight people to collect all the money!'

An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, 'They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm dead.'

A police recruit was asked during the exam, 'What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?' He answered, 'Call for backup.'

A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem . A small child replied, 'They couldn't get a baby-sitter.'

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to 'Honor thy father and thy mother,' she asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?' Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, 'Thou shall not kill.'

At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs.
Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and she said, 'Johnny, what is the matter?' Little Johnny responded, 'I have pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife.'

Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong preaching on the devil. One said to the other, 'What do you think about all this Satan stuff?'
The other boy replied, 'Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. It's probably just your Dad.'
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing! Take heed and pass these along to people who need a laugh. I thought you would enjoy this.....times are tough right now...for all of we need something to make the day a happy place. "They" haven't found a way to tax you for laughing...... yet.

Monday, July 13, 2009

CUTE Jumpsuit

How cute is this? Now if only I could lose 15 lbs. - It'd look fantastic on me


Jumpsuit, Collective Concepts, $65; Sleeveless cardigan, Uniqlo, $20; 877-486-4756, for store info. "Tate" wedges, Sam Edelman, $169; Wooden necklace, Zad, $21; Mixed Media bracelets, $10 for set of 6, and satchel, $27, both Hollywood Intuition for Target;

Happy Monday

Once we buy a house, I will be doing a room in ALL pink - like this.

From State of Euphoria

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fisher Price Soothe - Bouncer - A.K.A A God Send.

Ever since we brought my now 8 month old daughter home from the hospital, she's always had trouble falling asleep. (Yes, I know what you're thinking, why don't you just let her "cry it out" and learn how to self soothe?) My answer to that is, she doesn't have a problem self soothing, she just likes motion - which doctors say is due to the constant motion of the Mother while baby is developing in the womb. Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm always on the go...Up early, running errands, cleaning, etc. So for now, I blame her restlessness on me.

I was so grateful to have had three showers when I was pregnant. I received so many wonderful gifts but I never got a "bouncy" seat. So after a week of having Lucy home, I rushed to Target and got a Fisher Price Soothe Bouncer. And now I want to thank my heavenly Father for such a magical invention.


The thing we like most about this seat is that you can be sitting on the couch, chair or kitchen table - plop that thing down, set baby in the chair put foot on medal leg and PRESTO! Start bouncing with your foot!

Lucy is usually asleep within 5 minutes from the time I start bouncing her. And as I type this blog, I'm bouncing her to sleep.

If you have a shower coming up and want to give something that will be used for the first year (over and over and over again), GET THIS. Not only it is affordable, the Mother - to - be will thank you over and over again.

Fisher Price Soothe Bouncer - Target - $26.99

Friday, July 10, 2009

I Spend WAY Too Much On Coffee

If I had all the money in the world, I would get a Iced Venti White Mocha, Lite Ice, No Whip from Starbucks EVERY morning.


But I do not, by any means, have all the money in the world so I settle for the Iced Mocha from 7-11 as a cheaper alternative.

Of course, as I'm sure all of you could agree with me, its not as good as Starbucks (because I honestly think they put something in their coffee that makes it so deliciously addicting that you want it every day, maybe even several times a day)

For all you southwesterners (ie, California, Arizona) that have 7-11's available, stop in a try one of these. If anything, you'll be getting the same caffeine and spending $2.00 less. YUM! Enjoy!

Happy Friday! Have a safe and relaxing weekend!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Calgon, take me away to THIS place:


The World's Most Amazing Hotel Pools
Hotel: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, IndiaWhy It's Cool: In a massive, 347-room palace overlooking the Blue City of Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, this serene, temperature-controlled swimming basin takes advantage of natural candlelight—with rose petals sometimes strewn on the surface. The hotel is run by the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, which shares the property with the palace's owner, the Maharaja of Jodhpur—who has been known to swim laps with the guests from time to time.

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Its been awhile since I've posted anything and as I get into reading a few friends blogs, I'm deciding I need to update this more.
However, I have no time to do so this morning as I sit here and procrastinate at work. I had three days off for the 4th of July and a half day yesterday. I better get this coffee in me and start to work .......Or watch Michael Jackson's memorial service? Procrastination at its finest.

Here is an updated picture of my little miss Lucy. Almost 8 months old. ....yep, I have an 8 month old. (EEEK!)