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22 Things I HAVE done...

I am linking up with Mamas Losin It today!

I selected number one to write about....

1. Last week we wrote about what we have never done…this week write a list of 22 things you HAVE done. (inspired by Sellabit Mom)

1. Twirled baton as a performer on a crusie ship
2. Sang on stage with Bobby Vinton
3. Met the performers of Cats years ago in NY
4. Got fired from my first job - McDonald's (by no fault of my own)
5. Married and divorced
6. Went to rehab-Stayed sober 15 years now and counting!!!!
7. Have my tongue pierced
8. Bought my first home alone with no help from "A Man"
9. Won Grand National Champions with my Twirling Corps
10. Used to complete every summer at Notre Dame
11. Was a majorette in High School
12. Cheated on a Spanish test and was caught
13. Got detention in Middle School for spraying air freshner on the school bus
14. LOVE rock climbing and repeling
15. Have two tatoos (very hidden)
16. Lost close to 100 pounds three years ago - kept MOST of it off :-)
17. Just got out of a …

Gifts coming soon!

I am really excited!!!

I was asked to do a GIVEWAY!!! By a real company!!! Little ole me!!!!!


I know it is something that you all will LOVE!!!!

I will give out the details verrrrrrrrrry soon!!!!!

Free and fun stuff - my favorite!!!!

Pumps and Chicks

Here are a few of my pumpkins lit up on the patio...

And alien!! SCarrrrrY!
And a few more!!! Ha!

Here is a photo at my parents house last weekend...I got up and was getting ready for church and looked out on the lake and saw this....bliss!!!!! Had to run out and get a photo - it was sooo beautiful and calm and the fog was awesome!!!

Then saw these little guys swimming into the photo...see then coming in from the bottom left...?

And here they are - a WHOLE LONG string of duckies showed up for my photo!! The lake was like glass!!! God is good!!!!!!!

Happy Hump Day to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you'd like to play along with this weeks We Want to Know Wednesday you can go by Mamarazzi's, Queso's or Crazymama's blogs and grab their button and the questions.

1. When was the last time you lost your temper?
About two months ago when I kicked my boyfriend of three years COMPLELY out of my life - at times I get a little lonely but in all reality, I am pretty darn happy and stress free now!!

2. What 3 words best describe you?
Happy, sober, genuine.

3. What movie could you watch over and over again and never get tired of?
Joe Dirt - my all time favorite for stupid humor!!!!!!! LOVE IT! Favorite quote from the movie "Life's a garden - dig it!"

4. If you could do something dangerous, just once, with no risk, what would you do?
Run off with a SEXY stranger to a foreign land...ha - just kidding....I think I would sky dive...and someday I might even though there is risk - HA!

5. Which is more important, intelligence or common sense?
Definitely COMMON SENSE...wit…

PUMPKINS carve-a-thon

Here is how I spent my Sunday night...

Many, many pumpkins to carve~!~! I was supposed to be going out of town for business next week and wanted to have them all done - now I have been postponed until Jan 2012 for the trip so I can enjoy my already carved punpkins for TWO whole weeks!!

Here is most of them after they were gutted and the seeds removed...I roast the seeds....YUM!!!

Here is my favorite of the night...

And my second favorite...Cool Alien!!!!!!!!!

Another cutiepie...

This was the most intriquite (I know, lame!! ) I never said I was any good!! HA HA

Another with teeth!!!!!!!!

I will get a picture of how cute they all look together tonight and also a picture of all the seeds in their roasted goodness!!!!!!!!!

Happy Tuesday!



Birchbox October

Yippee - I got my newest Birchbox!!!

I am sooo glad that I decided to subscribe to this - it is like a little gift for myself each month!!!

Here is the box.......

And the goodies!!!!!!!!

This month was facial mask, green tea mints, lip enhancer, hair glosser and blinc mascara - I have only tried the mascara so far and I love it!!!!!!! I goes on sooo smooth and NO clumps!!! It forms thhese little tubes around your lashes and then washes off with the tube intact!! Awesome product that I will definitely be buying!!!!

Try'll like it!!!!!!!!!!! Let them know I sent you and I will get a few extra shopping points - after trying these products and loving them each time...I need all the shopping points I can get! HA!!


I am sooo excited to write this post!!!
I know I am supposed to wait but cannot contain my excitement or my thanks!!!
I participated in Swapoween with Beth and Miss Angie!!!

I have to say I had an amazing time getting to know my swap buddy Becca through her posts on her blog Everyday Life - one thing was made very clear...she is a fun loving gal that is NOT a girly-girl!!! LOL!! I hope I shopped well for you and I hope you love everything I picked out!!! I loved everything you sent~~could not have shopped for myself any better!!! HA!

I have to say thank you again...I truly loved everything you sent me!!!!!! AWESOME Halloween gift selections!! I got more excited with each thing I pulled out of the box!!!!!!!!! I have to say also, we think A LOT alike as we bought each other the EXACT same candy dish and a lot of the same things (kitchen towels, decor, socks....HA!!!!)!

Here is the box - I could hardly wait to tear it open and then I remembered I should document this occasion!!! HA!


We Want to Know Wednesday

I thought it might be fun to lay along with We Want To Know Wednesday...hosted by Mamarazzi, Queso, and Crazymama!!

If you care to join in and link up ... DO IT - it is sooooooo much fun reading other peoples responses and getting to know NEW bloggers!!! YEAH!!!!

Here we go..................

With Fall upon us and seasonal allergies and colds going around...Crazymama wants to know:

When Illness Strikes.........

{1} What is your feel better remedy when you are sick? Depending on what it is I am sick with I will take lots of Bayer aspirin or any one of the Bayer AlkaSeltzer remedies (they have a cold one and a flu one and a stuffy one, etc.) and they work sooooooooooo fast!!!!! I work for Bayer but I truly do love the products and they really work fast - plus I get a slight discount as an employee - HA!!!

{2} When illness strikes, what is your policy on staying home from work, school or church with yourself and the family? I live alone and I definitely stay home if I could possibly infect othe…

Hodge Podge of Halloweeny Stuff and 1 Mean Driver

This is a post of my weekend stuff!!!

This is my outside decor as it currently stands...I may be adding a TON of lights at some point in time once I get shopping time!!!

This is an awesome Halloween gift that my neighbor brought me - she is soooooo sweet - thanks Krissy!! (And no, this is not the neighbor that is nasty...they are different and VERY mean people!!!) Krissy is a sweetheart!!!

And these two pumpkins were also from Krissy - they light up and change colors - AWESOME Halloweenyness!!!

This is the backside of a VERY VERY mean driver that CUT me off in traffic over the weekend!!! I get SO very frustrated with people that drive with no concern for others!!!! If you see this car - RUN or DRIVE the other way!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my sis's family pretending to be a gaggle of ghosts!! HA! Scary hugh??? We went to the pumpkin festival Saturday morning before they left the kids with me for the rest of the day while they went to a wedding...

Steve and the kids being pumpkins...

A honeybear…

A relaxing Sunday

I spent a relaxing Sunday in Columbus with family the morning after the wedding. We ran to Costco before the Steeler game and this is the carride there....

Here is Brody - my nephew...

And Madely my niece in the car...

Another Madelyn

And another - we were in the car for awhile - HA HA!!!

Back at my sisters for the gam eand the kids got a quick bike ride in...that is Ali my niece on the left...

And Ryan and Kyleigh here...

This is the one minute pose - she needed to go find her helmet

And this is my drive home....the sky looked awesome!!!!

Isn't the sky amazing - my cell phone camera did not do it was soooooo blue and fluffy and bright!!!

After DC and the wedding it was soooo nice to get home and relax Sunday night!!! A hang out with the fur babies!!!! Here is just one of the arrangements I made with the flowers I got from the wedding...there are three others at home....this is the one that I brought to work to enjoy!!! :-)

Hope you all have an amazing day!!!! It is, after all,…

And Two Become One

Someday I will get caught up on these posts and they will be current -HA!!! Too much going on lately...

On Saturday Michelle and Tyler became Mr.and Mrs. Amos!!!

This is my beautiful cousin that got married this past Saturday in Columbus...

Before the ceremony...

Mr. and Mrs. Amos

First dance at the reception

Lower centerpieces...

High centerpieces...either a high or a low was at every table - these flowers were amazing!!! I took a high one home and turned it into four separate centerpieces...beautiful!!!

The cake - YUM!!!! Spice cake!

My borther and sister in law posing...

Mom and Dad!!!

My Uncle Tim (birdes father) and two of his grandson's...

After their first dance....

Cutting the cake

Father/daughter dance

Another angle

Sister in law singing to my brother while they dance - scary hugh???? She was hilarious!

This is the brides cousin, Yamilet, dancing with the flower girl (the brides niece Ryleigh) - loved this picture!!!

This is my dad and mom dancing the anniversary dance...…