You are seen as wild and even a little naughty. You enjoy breaking the rules.
You see Halloween as the day where you can be anything you want to be.
You don't think Halloween is a particularly scary holiday.
If anything, it's a little bit sexy - and you love it that way!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Can you spot the 2 fake news stories?
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad in first class.
Have fun and try and pick the fakes if you can!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I don't know if I ever mentioned this before I find it sooo funny when someone falls!! I guess it's out of nervousness!! But someone falls and I laugh! In high school one of my teachers sat on her chair and the chair broke - I think I laughed for the entire day! I laughed so much I had to excuse myself from class while she was on the floor in pain, lol.. and to boot she was a "Nun!" I know, I know not the classiest move, LOL...
But anyway I saw this video almost a year ago. I'm sure some of you have seen this.... But check it out - I'd be soooo mad if something like this happened to me! Wouldn't You???
Friday, October 24, 2008
They are located in fabulous little warehouse in the downtown L.A. area known as Skid Row. Not only can you find their Tee’s online, but you can also find them in “finer” retail stores around the world. I like this brand because they also offer limited edition designs that you cannot get anywhere else… And you all know I like to be unique!
You should really go over and check out their website and see what kind of cool stuff they have to offer! They also add new T-Shirts to the website every single Monday, they call it “Mo Fresh Monday.” And if you place an order that is over Fifty Dollars you get free shipping on your order. Don’t you just love when companies offer free shipping? It makes me so much more inclined to order from them; cause I hate paying shipping costs! But even if you don’t order over Fifty Dollars worth of items they offer extremely reasonable shipping costs. You should seriously go check ‘em out! You could be stylin like a Local Celebrity next week!!!!
And if you like green t-shirts you're in luck cause they've got 'em!!!!
2. Memorise your favourite poem.
3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
5. When you say 'I'm sorry', look the person in the eye.
6. Be engaged for at least 6 months before you get married.
7. Believe in love at first sight.
8. Never laugh at anyones dreams.
9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
10. In disagreements fight fairly, no name calling.
11. Don't judge people by their relatives.
12. Talk slowly but think quickly.
13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
14. Remember that great love and great acheivements involve great risk.
15. Call your mom.
16. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
17. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
18. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibilities for all your actions.
19. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
20. When you realise you've made a mistake take immediate steps to correct it.
21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
22. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
23. Spend some time alone.
24. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
25. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
26. Read more books and watch less TV.
27. Live a good honourable life. The when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
28. Trust in god but lock your car.
29. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
31. Read between the lines.
32. Share your knowledge, it's a way to acheive immortality.
33. Be gentle with the earth.
34. Pray. There's immeasureable power in it.
35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
36. Mind your own business.
37. Don't trust a man or woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss.
38. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
39. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
40. Learn the rules then break some.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I could use all the help I can get and my bloggy friends always have such wise words of wisdom for me!!
Velcro stretch-to-fit tabs make them as easy as disposables to close.
There are snaps in front that allow you to adjust the size of the diaper.
Fits babies 7 - 35lbs so you don't need new diapers as baby grows
Awesome color choices: Blossom, Butternut, Grasshopper,
I honestly can't think of any cons for this diaper. I am very happy with it so far. I guess I will have to wait and see how it hold up in the long run.
Cloth Diaper Grade: A+
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I'm sorry if some of you are confused by this post!! And if you really want to know what's going on then shoot me over an email! I have no problem communicating via email.. It's just something I would like to keep quiet over the blog (damn you google analytics), at least for now!
Monday, October 20, 2008
~I definately didn't not cook Brian dinner on saturday after he worked all day and I had off..What kind of a girlfriend would I be, I would never do that!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Ya know what else I love? The fact that Maks has a dance studio in Jersey!! And I have always wanted to learn how to ballrooom dance, it looks so fun! I keep asking Brian if he would get me Dance Lessons with Maks? And he gave me a big fat Hell No!!! hey - a girl can try can't she?
Kim West, LCSW-C, LLC
The Sleep Lady ®
Author of "Good Night, Sleep Tight"
And for your information I spoke to Kim and she also mentioned that she offers phone consults and gives classes if you are interested. Check out her website; it's great! The Sleep Lady
It must be comforting and predictable, may include books, songs, and their lovey. You need to switch their brain from alert to sleepy. If your child doesn't like part of the routine, such as putting on their pajamas or brushing teeth, do that first & get it over with.
Always put the baby down drowsy but awake. They need to learn how to fall asleep on their own.
Remember to take care of yourself. Review the information as many times as necessary and stick with it. Most children will take a few weeks to sleep train. Patience, consistency, and faith in your abilities to parent are the key!
Good night and sleep tight!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Wouldn’t that be just so cute? Maybe I'll convince my friend at work to throw a party that night! The costumes are that great! Better then any of the ones I've seen in stores. And they deliver right to your front step!
Oh yeah – P.S. – check out their website, they even have
Click here for your all of your Halloween needs:
I thought it would be fun to share a lil of my likes and dislikes with you!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The Sleep Lady's Gentle Guide To Helping Your Child Go To Sleep, Stay Asleep, And Wake Up Happy
By Kim West with Joanne Kenen
The need for sleep is biological; however the ability to sleep is a learned skill. Some children need a little more help than others.
The Sleep Lady's method is gentle and uses a step by step routine...Baby will sleep more soundly and for longer periods of time leading to well rested baby and parents. 1 in 4 children under 5 have sleep problems.
The most common advice parents receive is to let the baby cry it out and they will eventually fall asleep on their own. It will work eventually but most parents have a problem tolerating it.
Make sure both parents are involved and a united front. Consistency is the key. Don't give mixed messages. Do the same thing every night, not just most of the time. Decide on a plan and stick with it.
The whole family needs good sleep. Everyone deserves it and benefits from it. Good sleep habits are learned…you must teach your children.
Co-sleeping: Some choose it for easy breast feeding and some just end up with it. Think about it before the baby is born...will you want them in your bed at age 2, 4, or 6? What if you have another baby?
Bedtime Routine - must be comforting and predictable, may include books, songs, and their lovey. You need to switch their brain from alert to sleepy. If your child doesn't like part of the routine, such as putting on their pajamas or brushing teeth, do that first & get it over with.
Always put the baby down drowsy but awake. They need to learn how to fall asleep on their own.
1. Most sleep problems are behavioral, but check with your child's doctor to rule out any physical problems that may be disturbing their sleep.
2. Get room darkening shades if your child wakes up too early or has trouble napping when it is light outside.
3. Use a night light.
4. Use a white noise machine if your home is loud.
5. If the parents like to see and hear the baby, get a video monitor.
6. If your child uses a pacifier, give it to them for naps and bedtime only. Leave several in their crib so they can find one and don't need you to come in and get it for them.
7. Do not put a tv in their room.
8. Make sure the same sleep rules apply all the time - at home, day care, with a babysitter, etc.
9. For less overnight diaper changes, use larger diapers with an insert or overnight diapers.
10. If your child's crying leads to vomiting, avoid feeding right before bedtime.
11. Have a morning ritual - reinforce their waking up by opening the blinds and turning on the lights.
12. If you are trying to stop or reduce overnight breast feeding - have dad put the baby down so they don't expect to be nursed.
13. If you need the crib for a new baby, older child's transition to a bed should be at least 2 months before the birth to avoid feelings of displacement.
Always remember that well rested children find it easier to sleep while overtired children have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep.
Help your child soothe themselves by giving them some space...they often become dependent on the parents to rock, hold, snuggle, and nurse them.
Parents: remember that no one really sleeps through the night. Everyone has partial arousals from time to time. (This is waking up out of fairly light sleep to adjust your blanket or get a sip of water.) We can get right back to sleep because we know how to do that. Babies don't so we have to teach them. They will just wake up and cry for someone to put them back to sleep by nursing, rocking, pacifier, etc. We must help them give up this association so that when this happens they can soothe themselves with a blankie or stuffed animal, or suck their thumb and get themselves back to sleep.
After 6-8 weeks, babies will get their best sleep in a crib or bassinet...not a swing, stroller, or car seat. Motion may put them to sleep but their brain will never reach the level of complete restorative sleep if they are moving.
How to get the right start for newborns & infants: For the first 2 weeks, don't worry about rules and schedules. Focus on recovery from birth, feeding and getting to know your baby. Accept all of the help you can get from family & friends and don't worry about dirty dishes!
2. Encourage soothing techniques other than nursing. Babies will learn how to soothe themselves. After the first few months, you can try swaddling or swinging.
3. Offer a pacifier for soothing and sucking, but not as a sleep crutch. Get them used to falling asleep without something in their mouth. They can use for comfort or to calm down, but not to get to sleep. Start around 6 weeks; it will be a lot harder the longer you wait. If they spit it out, don't put back in right away. Your child may develop a habit of thumb or finger sucking which parents prefer because you can't lose or forget to bring it with you!
4. Sometimes feed your baby when he wakes up after a nap - not just when you are trying to get him to sleep. You do not want to develop a strong association between feeding and sleeping. Sometimes you should nurse when they get up. Try to do twice a day; the easiest times would be in the morning and their first nap. Don't try it at night first because they will be the most tired and fussy.
5. Put him down drowsy but awake at least once every 24 hours. After 4 weeks old, do this once a day. The morning nap should be the easiest to start with. At 6 weeks try with bedtime.
6. Introduce one bottle a day. Even if you are committed to nursing, introduce bottle by 2 or 3 weeks. This is just common sense preparation for unforeseen circumstances down the road. It's totally up to you if you want to use pumped milk or formula. This also gives dad a chance to feed the baby. Some people like to give formula at night to try and help the baby sleep longer (it takes longer to digest so it will be longer before they wake up hungry again).
7. Create a sleep friendly environment. Room darkening shades, soothing colors, no bright or stimulating mobiles. White noise or fan can help drown out other sounds. Music can be used to set the mood, but don't let it run while baby is falling asleep and don't turn it back on if the baby wakes up during the night. Even though babies up to 8 weeks old are very portable and sleep wherever they are, it shouldn't be done all the time. A nice quiet crib will give them a more restful sleep. A bedtime routine is essential by 6 weeks old. It is easier in the beginning - warm bath, dimly lit room, feed and swaddle. As they get older, add stories to the routine. The routine is very important because it cues their brain to slow down after a busy day.
8. Carefully think through the whole question of co-sleeping and the family bed. Evaluate if it's right for you. Know the co-sleeping safety rules. Short term co-sleeping is ok as long as you make the transition to the crib around 3 months...it will be much harder the longer you wait. If the baby is in a bassinet in your room, move to their own room around 3 months. You may sleep in their room with them for a few days while they get adjusted to the new environment. You can get a monitor to keep yourself from worrying about them being alone. If you co-sleep make sure baby naps in their crib alone. They can't get used to you being there all the time to get to sleep...obviously there will be times when they have a sitter, you have another baby, or you are taking a shower. You want their room to be a familiar place to them. The crib will teach them to put themselves to sleep and is also safer than being alone in a bed. Reactive co-sleeping is very bad! This is when you put the baby to sleep in their crib but bring into the parent's bed when they wake up at night. The child will not learn how to sleep on their own and this can last for years. There are other ways to get your child back to sleep without bringing them into your bed.
Lets you be a comforting presence to a child learning to put themselves to sleep in a crib. You start by his side and gradually move out of the room over a 2 week period.
Nights 1-3: Sit in a chair next to the crib. If he fusses, stroke or pat on & off, try not to pick him up unless extremely upset (does not apply to a baby who is sick or scared). Keep it brief and return to the crib awake. Don't do anything stimulating. Can make shh or other soothing sounds. Stay until he falls asleep.
Nights 4-6: Move chair halfway between the crib & door. Stay in chair if possible, don't pick him up unless he's hysterical. Use your voice to calm him down.
Nights 7-9: Move chair to the doorway but within his view. Intervene as little as possible.
Nights 10-12: Move chair into hallway within view if possible.
Night 13 and on: Most babies will fall asleep on their own by now. You can stay in the hall or a nearby room if he likes to hear your voice. If he cries, you can go to the bedroom door to soothe him but don't go into the room. Also don't rush right in, give him a chance to calm himself down.
Check back next week for part 2 of Heather's review
Good Night, Sleep Tight!