Monday, March 25, 2013

COLOR RUN VIDEO-My son with Autism having a BLAST!!

So this is my gorgeous, social, outgoing, CONFIDENT little baby with Autism
OK, so he's not a baby...he's the giant kid in this video. This is like, his FAVORITE song. Tanner went nuts at the color run when they played this. We were actually leaving and he heard it come on and was like..."MOM!" (in his super loud voice) "MOM, MOM....CAN I GO..CAN I?? IT'S GANGNUM MOM!!!!" and yes, he was that excited...hence all the caps!!
"GO, GO BABY" was my response because how could you ever deny a child with this much enthusiasm ANYTHING!!
I love watching him do something that makes him so happy! Of course, my Tanner is rarely ever not Happy!
(Please Forgive my shaky filming...I was on the ground and was scooting every time someone was getting in front of the camera)


It was a wonderful day....nice to come home and reflect over how good life is...with some chicken and a glass of wine......

Tanner did make the local news as well!! MY BABY IS FAMOUS!!!! lol


So this weekend we attended The 5K Color Run. Let me tell you, if you have a chance to do it anywhere near where you live, GO DO IT!!! I am not a small girl and I did not train for it because I have knee issues and I knew I wasn't going to be able to I had my small daughter who I knew couldn't run the whole time. (that was a good excuse for me anyway)
"Nope, can't run...don't need to train....bringing small children!"

We did jog some but mostly walked and finished in about an hour. It was the most fun I have every had doing any form of exercise EVER!! If there were a Color Run here everyday...I would be a skinny little B*%#$!!!!
I supposed I could station my children at .5 mile intervals and have them throw paint on me or something...that might work!
The thing about the Color Run is the energy. People are pumped up, the music is good and loud. Many dress in crazy costumes or outfits (we styled in our knee high rainbow socks!) It REALLY is the Happiest 5K on the Planet!! Kudos to whoever came up with the concept for this run.

My body ACHES, my muscles are sore and I was TIRED.....and I would do it again today. I am motivated to feel like this again! My body and my mind love the aching and the feeling that I WANT to do this again and do good things for my body!!!!
AGAIN-IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO DO THIS....DO IT!!!!! Young, Old, Fat, Skinny....DO IT!!! My son-in the picture has Autism, and I didn't know if the big crowd (14,000 people) would bother him or not...HE LOVED IT...immediately yesterday after coming home and showering he asked if we could do it again next year!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013


So it's been a busy spring break even though we didn't really go anywhere or do does that happen? We did have a couple of sleepovers, went to the park a couple of times, Mia swam at my dad's house, we went to Mr.Gattis which is a pizza/video game place here in Lubbock. I took the kids to Adrenaline City which was a Blast.

It is at Bodywork's here in Lubbock where we played Laser Tag, jumped in their trampoline room and Mia walked the ropes 12 feet up on their ropes course. It has been a really fun week. To end it all my husband and I left the kids for a relaxing night with our best friends (wine and crown) and our other best friends Kristin and Justin (hahahahaha). Got a tad hammered and had some good conversation!

I also have had a hankerin' for some baking. I don't want to eat it because I have been losing some weight, but I REALLY want to everyday! Maybe I should try my hand at baking and selling. I definitely need to get a little better at presentation though.
I decided to try my moms favorite cake, Italian Cream Cake. I found a great recipe on Pinterest but decided to try it in cupcake form so that I could give them away and not sit and eat an entire cake myself (though to date...I have had 3 cupecakes!!)
Everyone was raving about them so I thought I would share the blog for the recipe...enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Seriously....I know everyone will understand what I'm saying when I say "WHY CAN'T I POOP IN PEACE?" 
Here is my daughter who popped in on me about 3 times while I was just trying to do my business without an audience. To all of you that think this passes after they are 3 or 4.....nope!!! My daughter is 6.5 and she still wants to talk to me on the pooper!
Although, my husband yells at me all of the time because I talk to him while he is on the pooper....however, I don't open the door and do it, I just yell through the door!! HAHAHAHAHA
So maybe we NEVER outgrow it!


UPDATE: Mia's ear is all better. The natural remedy seemed to work. She hasn't complained at all today!!! Whoop, whoop!!! Mom success ( high fiving myself and doing a little dance). Saved myself $25 copay and RX costs!!! Must drink to myself tonight in celebration!!! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Check out my new etsy shop...Skin Shots , offering paraben free lotions in mini wine bottles! Perfect for drinking MOM-ents!! Scents come in margarita, sangria, martini...etc.

 also Skin Shots kids offering lotions and body wash/shampoos in chocolate milk, orange juice and milk & honey scents...also paraben free!!!!!!

REDIC PARENTS make a big deal out of nothing- AGAIN!!!

This is FLAT OUT REDIC!!!!!!
Sometimes these stupid parents make me want to drink!!!!!
Tell me what u think???????

Trying natural remedies

It seems like every time we are in vacay from school one of my kids gets some kind of sickness. From  approx. 30 min spent in our new hot tub the other day, Mia appears to have come down with swimmers ear or a bacterial ear infection. She has been complaining about ear pain for 2 days now and on my quest to have a healthier, less chemically dependent family, I have been searching for natural, home remedies to our spring break ear infection. Here's what I have come up with. Garlic has natural antiseptic and anti inflammatory qualities. When you use antibiotics for ear infection, they also get rid of good bacteria which is why you should never use antibiotics until absolutely nessesary in my opinion. After all of my googling, here's the natural remedy I chose to go with...really a mixture of several that I came across.
A little olive oil
A little garlic oil/juice
-mix together in a coffee cup and heat for a very short time. Just enough to make warm
-fill a clean wash cloth or sock with some salt (I used natural sea salt)
-poor a touch of the oil/garlic mix into the ear
-run the salt sock under hot water for a sec, just so it's damp (not too hot, you don't want to burn the child, but warm enough that the heat will provide some relief. )
-dip the wet sock in the rest if the oil/garlic mix then place over the ear. This will allow some of the warm mixture to slowly drop into the ear also. It was more of me not wanting to waste what was left and the salt trick was another remedy I had found. The warm salt apparently can ease the pain, it's an anti inflammatory and it can help draw out fluids!
Getting Mia  to do all of this voluntarily would be a nightmare (although I will have to do it with her awake tomorrow) so for now, I waited till the princess slept, and then violated her ear. We will see if it works!
Everything I read said to do this 3 times a day for 24-48 hours. If it doesn't help by then, I will have to call a doctor!
*please note that I am not telling anyone not to seek medical treatment or that they should try this themselves. Untreated ear infections can cause hearing loss so please seek advise from your doctor!!
***AND NOW FOR A DRINK (tonight I will sip on a glass of Moscato that my sister brought me the other day!) Cheers to all your drinking MOM-ents today!!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Break it is!!

Today is technically the first day of spring break, and though my daughter has already had a sleep-over, played video games with her brothers, played outside with neighbor kids,  rode bikes to the park with her brothers, had family movie night, been in the hot tub, AND been to the playground with Tanner (her brother) and I...after which we went to Dairy Queen for dinner and ice cream, she's bored!! How in the world will I entertain my 6 year old for another week on a very tight budget? Your guess is as good as mine! I'll let you know how it goes...