Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Our new couch!!!
But this is not that great of a picture, I took it with my cell phone cause our camera docking station isn't working right. This pic doesn't do it any justice and the one pillow was up al the way, lol.. I know I know, I'm a weirdo!! This weekend if the camera is working I'm going to snap some pictures of our new place.. It is finnaly coming together.. We are just waiting for our new bed which we are going to get in June along with our new bedding!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Last Chance To Enter

This is your last chance to enter my awesome Skoy Cloth Giveaway!!!!
The giveaway ends at midnight tonight... So get your entries in!!!
What are you waiting for? GO!!!! Time is running out!

Monday, April 27, 2009

A Decision

We finally made a final decision over the weekend regarding our dog plans.

We have decided to get an English Bulldog pup.. I did tons of research this weekend and I researched a bunch of breeders up the coast. I found one real breeder about 3 hours from us who has 2 dogs that are going to deliever their litters in the end of May which would allow us to bring our new pup home in the end of July... And you might have seen my new pup to be's Dad... He's the dog on the Bounty papertowel commerical. He has also been in J.Crew ads, and he is the Disney DX dog.. He is a movie star dog, lol!!!

So now it's just a waiting game.....
Though I want one right now!!!! I think its best to wait til the summer. We have a ton of crap going on now anyway!!
And we are either going to name her Lola or Harley!! I have ALWAYS wanted to bulldog named Lola, but I also like Harley for Brian and his motorcycle riding, lol!!! But we'll see...
I'll keep yoiu posted!

Friday, April 24, 2009

And the answer is.....

So after some long talks and discussions...... And some more long talks and discussions we have come the conclusion that we want to get a little pup!! However, we do have different ideas on the breed! I would love to get a bull dog or a boxer but I feel that we may just not have enough room... And Brian really, really wants to get a Beagle... I think Bealges are cute, but am just afraid they howl too much. Anyone have experience with Beagles? Brian had a beagle when he was little and he looooved it and that's why he wants to get another one.. But my mom's petsitter said they can be a ton of work and like to run away and get out.

So the next couple of weeks I'm going to spend doing my homework.. We are going to begin to look, take a few trips to the shelters and visit some breeders. But we probably won't look to get one until June. Once the summer comes my work schedule completely slows down (gotta love being a teacher) and I will be able to spend time with the new puppy, get it acclamated and trained.. I figure the summer is a perfect time for getting a puppy, especially now that we are living on the beach. I can take it for walks and runs all along the boardwalk.. And Brian and I are truly homebodies, we love being home and like I said before, now that we have a beautiful new house it's more of a reason to be around. And besides, I'm sure none of my friends would mind if we brought it over for a visit if we went to hang out. And my mom said she would watch it for me if we went away, Im sure a bunch of people would.

But I will keep you posted and let you know what we come across.. But most of all thanks for all of your thoughts, ideas, and info from my post yersterday! You all really helped me and I truly appreicate it!!!!!!

And remember.....


Thursday, April 23, 2009

A New Pup? Yay or Nay?

So for the past year or so I have wanted to get a dog but Brian kept shooting me down.. And he was right... We were living in a smaller place and we were all over the place with work. But now that we have moved and are pretty much settled in I am revisiting this idea! I'm a little torn because I know it is a HUGE responsibility and you have to be home a lot!!! I've had dogs in the past, 1 of which my mom and I got together before I wwent to college and she is still alive and lives with my Mom... She really became her dog.
Moving on.... Brian told me that if I really, really wanted one that it would be ok but that I need to relaize what we would be getting in to. I'm torn! I want one but am trying to weigh the pros and cons ya know!
What do you think? Should we get a pup? What are some of your experiences? Do you have any regrets? Or are you happy as can be with your furry friend? Let me know and be honest, Im looking for all the feedback I can get!! What kind of dog do you have? I'm taking all suggestions and recommendations even though we have a few breeds in mind!!!!

PS - Don't forget to enter my

Skoy Cloth Giveaway!!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

what Do You Think?

Have you heard about all this controversary regarding Miss California and her question from Perez Hilton about Gay Marriage?
Watch and tell me your thoughts.

The competition did come down between Miss North Carolina and Miss California. Some people are saying her answer is what cost her the Miss USA title.. What do you think?



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Review and A GIVEAWAY

So I was recently in touch with the lovely Michelle from Skoy and she gave me some of the Skoy Cloths to review. And let me tell you i love, love, L.O.V.E. them. They are soooooo my new favorite household item. If you're like me and trying to be conservative and "go green" then these fabulous products are for you! The Skoy cloth can pick up liquids fifteen times its own weight which is certainly better than those thin paper towels.

The SKOY cloth is a fabulous, absorbent, biodegradable and natural multi-use cloth. The Skoy Cloth is perfect in your kitchen, bathroom, and on most surface areas in your home or office. The SKOY cloth can be used in place of your sponge, wash cloth or paper towels. And what I love most is that 1 Skoy Cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels. Brian and I were using sooooo many papertowels, but know that I've been using the Skoy Cloth I had cut back considerably.

The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight. As a result, producing the most superior cloth product available. Imagine using 15 sheets of good-quality paper towels at once… This is how a wet SKOY cloth will feel in your hand.

The SKOY cloth is long-lasting because of the wash ability feature. It dries quickly, so it is not a breeding ground for bacteria. Have you ever used your sponge, then smelled your hand and it reeked of horrible bacteria? That will never happen again if you microwave your SKOY cloth regularly. It is also dishwasher and washer/dryer safe. Cleaning your SKOY cloth will keep it healthy and germ-free.

Wet your SKOY cloth before using. Be sure to squeeze out the excess water for optimal absorption.

I've used it with some of my favorite Cleaners but also found that it worked awesome when wiping down with just water.

Also, when I used Dish Soap on mine or a Cleaning Solution, I made sure to rinse it very well so it wouldn't leave a residue while I was cleaning!!
These Skoy Cloths are great to start off with in the kitchen and then after awhile you can move them on to the bathroom or other household uses.

The SKOY can be cleaned in your dishwasher and is washer and dryer safe . I've used both the dishwasher and washing machine but found that I liked the Washing Machaine much better... I prefered the spin cycle.

Another option to keep your SKOY cloth germ-free is to microwave it daily when damp for 1-2 minutes. And at $5.99 for a 4 Pack you can't beat that, especially with how expensive paper towels are these days.... And if you're thinking "i could never give up papertowels" I thought the EXACT SAME THING!! But with these Skoy cloths it makes it super easy!!


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Friday, April 17, 2009

I Cried...... A Little! TWICE

My mom called me last night asking if I had seen this video yet and I had no clue what she was talking about! So i googled Susan Boil and this is what I saw.... It is an amazing clip from Britian's Got Talent and something that I don't think anyone expected.... It teaches you that you should never judge someone by their appearance.. I try and instill that in my kids all of the time! I think Simon Cowell got a little taste of this the other night.

So... What did you think?

The first time i watched it by myself and i cried.. then i showed it to Brian and I cried again.... I don't even know why, lol!?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My New Favorite Show

Call me crazy, lol.... But I am lovin this new Show on Showtime

The United States of Tara!! Since Brian and I have moved we now how all of the awesome channels Comcast Cable has to offer... And with all of those great channels comes On Demand. I had really, really wanted to start watching this show when it first came out but we didn't have Showtime then. So recently I have been catchin up with the shows and I'm loving it. Part of me was very interested since I have started working in the Psych Unit of the hospital with children. If you didn't know The US of Tara is a show about Tara Gregson a wife and mother with multiple personalities. After deciding to take a break from her medication to discover the real cause of her disorder, her alternate personalties re-emerge: wild and flirty teenager T; old-fashioned housewife Alice; and male, loud, beer-drinking Vietnam Buck. Tara is supported by her calm and level-headed husband Max, her somewhat troubled teenage daughter Kate and quirky, good-hearted son Marshall. Her sister, Charmaine, is not so supportive, often expressing her doubt about the validity of Tara's disorder. The show is soo funny and I love it! It is also produced by Steven Spielberg so you know it's a quality show!!!! If you haven't checked it out yet you should!! And lucky for me Showtime renewed it for a second season! So there will be much to look forward.. I can't wait to see what one of the multiples will do next!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


OK... so i came home yesterday and turned on my laptop to see a white line down the middle of my screen. I rebooted the computer just thinking it was a glitched in something... But no!! It's not... Now I've got this white line through the exact middle of the screen and I don't know what to do.. My warranty has run out so I don't even know where to bring it? Any ideas or suggestions of what to do or what it could be?
PS- the new coffee maker is amazing!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

My New Purchase

I am so excited.... Today after work I am going to BBB (Bed Bath Beyond) to buy our new coffee maker... It's actually a House Warming Gift from Brian's parents. Isn't moving to a new place so great, loved ones give you such nice things to make your house cozier. And I wills at we have amazing parents that love us!!!

So check it out... we are getting the Keurig® Platinum Single Serve Brewer/Coffee Maker. I am so excited because not only does it make Hot Coffee and Tea, it makes Iced Beverages as well.... He parents have the regular one and I LOVE it!!!!

In less than 60 seconds you can have a great cup of coffee or tea with this unique single serve brewing system. You can Choose from four brew sizes: 6 ounces, 8 ounces, 10 ounces and 12 ounces. Features a side-mounted removable 60-ounce water reservoir and removable drip tray that holds a full "accidental brew". LCD message center features a programmable (which I am sooo excited for, I love waking up to my cup of joe in the morning) 24-hour clock.

I am really excited because I love flavored coffees like vanilla and Brian is a regular kind of coffee man. So now we can have both. We can also offer our guest regular or decaf, tea or hot chocolate, iced or hot!! YAY!!!!! They also make Organic Coffees too... I am going to go coffee crazy!

I'll let you know how it goes!!

Happy Monday All!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Super Size Me

So last night I previewed Super Size Me because I'm showing it in school today. I'm having the kids create their own menus for the days as if they were able to buy or eat anything from anywhere for 1 entire day. I'm curious to see how they would plan their meals.
Then I'm going to give them a list of Foods and the Calories and I'm going to have them add up their possible total calorie "intake" for the meals they planned for the day.
And then after that we are going to watch the Super Size Me Documentary so they can truly see the effects that Fast Food will and can have on your body.
I'm not saying that I NEVER eat french fries or an occasional McDonalds cheeseburger (once a year , I rarely every have fast food). I figured it could be something fun and interesting for the kids to watch...

Here is a brief overview of the movie:

What happens when you eat McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day, super-sized when asked, widely sampling selections from the entire menu from Big Macs meals to yogurt parfaits, salads and fish filets? With a team of highly qualified doctors monitoring his health every step of the way, director Morgan Spurlock answers this question: your body falls apart.
Spurlock also has the perfect narrative hook: himself. Following in the tradition of Michael Moore, Spurlock is the narrative hero of his own film – and this is just fine. An articulate speaker, he is also a compassionate listener and a wonderful guide.

Super Size Me" is a terrific film that takes the seemingly not-so-sexy subjects of health, nutrition, and corporate greed and turns them into informative entertainment. Crisply edited, Spurlock's steady stream of meals at McDonalds are cut with interviews with his vegan chef girlfriend, his concerned nutritionists and doctors, fast food consumers, and corporate lobbyists.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My New Buys

So yesterday Brian and I ordered our new coffee table! It was actually a house warming present from my Mom... She is such a sweetie!! I love her! She wanted to get us something that we needed and really wanted. And we had picked this one out a while ago so she thought it was perfect to give us money for it.. THANKS MOMMY!!
The unigue thing about this piece ( Pinzon Renwick - Logan Lift Top Coffee Table) is that the top of it actually lifts up 30 inches, making it more of like a eat in kitchen table, but in the living room. Brian and I figured we could really use something like this and we loved the look. I wanted something better then a boring glasstop coffee table.. AND now Ive got it..Or should I say "it's in the mail!"

Then, we saw this cute little Pub Table & Chair Set that would go great in our little eat in kitchen! The sucky thing is that it only comes with 2 chairs, but we can order 2 more separately. We waited for that, because for now it's just us and we have other things that we wanted to buy. But I'll probably look to order them after we buy our new couch and rug!! And i'm very proud of myself because we originally saw this piece on sale for $505.00.. With all of my internet searching & online coupon searching we bought the table for $340.00 with No Tax and free shipping! Am I good or what?

If you haven't already noticed brian and I are doing the real beachy theme at our new place.. We are sticking to very neutral colors...Browns, tans, a nd whites...Very beachy I think! We're getting our color from art work and household accesories.. I promise to take pictures real soon!!! Thanks for listening to me talk about the new apartment so much lately.. I'm sure I have a few more posts to do about it.. I'm just very happy and living it up and I really wanted to share it with all of you! Thanks!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Our New View

We are still in the process of decorating so I'm not going to post pics just yet of the new pad. But I did want to show you our new view from the living room! Isn't it great? I loved the fact that when I woke up Saturday morning and looked out the window I saw 9 surfers catching waves....It was a great first weekend in the new place and I look forward to many more great weekends, especially since the weather is getting nicer!
How was your weekend?

Friday, April 3, 2009

Settling In and A Slip of the Knife

Hello All!! I will say that the move is going well, and Brian and I are settling in nice. Today I had to go to work so my lovely boyfriend stayed home to finish unpacking more stuff and to wait for the Cable People and the Gas People. I will say that I am so totally excited that we now have DVR! Come on people, this is a HUGE deal for me. It's the 1st time I've ever had DVR and I can't wait to tape all of the shows I wanted to stay up for but was too tired. Or tape all of the shows that I wanted to watch but we had to go out. Or tape all of the good talk shows like ellen and Oprah that I want to watch but miss cause I'm working. Or tape all of the girlie shows I love and Brian dislikes!! Woo-Hoo for DVR!! Let me know so good shows I should add on, lol!!
We did have a little accident while moving. Or let me say I had a little accident. Little ole impatient me! Brian decided a while back to vurn a candle and to use one of my good plates to put the candle on. So when we were cleaning up our old place yesterday afternoon I was a little upset thinking the plate was ruined. He told me to run hot water on the candle and plate and it would peel right off.. So I ran the water on the plate and candle for a good 5 minutes when I noticed the wax starting to peel right up and off.. I grabbed the candle to see that the entire base was still stuck. So what do I do? I reached for the largest knife we have, which happened to be the only knife left in our old place, and I started digging the knife underneath the candle to try and pry it up when SLIP, the knife cut right through the tip of my thumb and right through the crease of my index finger... And all I have to say is OUCH!!!!! I cried, like I've never cried and felt so woosie at the sight of all the blood!! And to boot, we had NO bandaids, that's right NO bandaids cause I had already
packed everything up... Good job Dana!!!
I'm a little better today, though my finger is so completely swollen and my entire left hand is sore. One of the doctors at work looked at it today and told me it didin't look good and that if the swelling doesn't go down to get it looked at! So we'll see... I'll keep you posted..
This weekend Brian and I are going to make a few trips to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and to Home Depot, and to buy curtains/sheers for the windows so I will start to take pictures to show you our new place... You will for sure L.O.V.E. the view... I can hardly believe that while I'm sitting on the couch I can turn around and see the crashing waves of the and when I'm sleeping I feel the cool ocean breeze.. I will say that I am one lucky girl.... And my commute to work is only 30 seconds by car... I'm a really lucky girl!!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Moving Day

This is my last post in my apartment where I started this Blog. As I sit here on my tan leather couch I reflect back on the last year and a half... This has been a great home for Brian and I... we have shared some laughs, some cries, some good times and bad!! But it's time to move on to our new place.. Our new place on the Beach!!
Today is moving day so this isn't going to be a long post. I will have no internet until tomorrow, hopefully tomorrow!! So think of me today as I move boxes and bags and take multiple trips in the car from my old place to my new!
Next time I blog I will be in my new place! I'll take pictures so you can see the new digs!!
Til then......................................