Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CSN Stores is at it again....

By now, everyone should know all about the CSN Stores, right?  Unless you have been living under a rock....and I love those that live under rocks too....but if you don't know how awesome the CSN Stores are by now, well here is your official wake-up call!!!

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The CSN Stores have over 200+ stores to choose from

They truly have it all.  Anything from Dutch Ovens to waterbeds to welders to porch swings and shoes...you can easily narrow down your search just by clicking on the 200+ store tab. 

I highly suggest the CSN Stores to any and all!!!  I will be doing a review shortly to let you all know how easy, or hard, of a time I had with the entire process.  What a great, or terrible, selection they have to choose from.  How fast, or slow, the shipping is, etc. 

Stay tuned.  I am here to inform.  Empower.  And shop.....

Layla + Gymnastics = L.O.V.E.

Layla started Gymnastics last Tuesday, 08.24.10!!!  It was an exciting day for both of us....I LOVED gymnastics as a kid.  And well, the apple and the tree.  Yep, that's us!

{walking up}

{pleasing mommy}

{and stretching}

{That is Coach Fransisco!  And he don't play, if ya catch my drift!!!}

Check out my baby girl!?!  This is her first class and she walked that beam like a pro, I tell ya!  I was and still am so proud of her.  They grow up too fast folks. 

She had a little bauble with Coach Vivianna on the taller beam, but I think she ROCKED it...

...and so did Coach!  High Fives all around!!!

{Trampoline Time!  Fun Time!}

Just check out her form?  Such a proud momma here.

This is where is kinda went down hill.  Fast.  Kidding, it wasn't that bad.  Layla did not care for the bars.  She started to cry.  Coach Fransisco consoled her and had her sit to the side.  She wanted momma, of course.  I saw her crying, but looked away as if I did not.  She stopped.  Coach got her again, they tried again.  And succeeded!!!  Life lesson #????  I loved it!!!!  EMPOWERMENT!!!!!  I love Coach F!!!

{I laugh out loud when I look at this.}

Layla kept "pickin' her wedgie!"  I guess that may mean we need a bigger size "b-tard" as Layla would say.  Momma says we need a larger size LEO-tard!  Priceless.

{Exhibit A - wedgie pull!}

{Such attentive little pupils!  And what's that?  Another red head!}

I loved that Coach walked Layla over to me after class was over to explain what happened at the bars.  And also explained that he was able to console her.  And that he wants NO fear in his classes and that is why he insisted she stayed near.  Stopped crying.  And tried again.  I love his style and his no non-sense attitude!  What a great coach?!?

And lil miss was happy that she got two, yes TWO, stamps for her hands!  Good job, baby girl! 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Emmy's - The Best and The Worst

My review of the women only fashion - Emmy Awards - in my humble opinion.  I just don't judge tuxedos because that is just what they are!  A tux is a tux....basically.  And I don't care what the tie looks like...so.  Moving on...

Top award, without question - goes to Miss Claire Danes!!!!

{can I get an AMEN?!?!} 

Other Best Dressed Mention-ables

{Maria Menounos}
{was a VERY close second runner up - I love the bum cut...grrrrrr...}

{Jayma Mays}

{Julia Louis Dreyfus}

{Lea Michele}
{although she looks way too POSED here...}

{Kelly Osbourne 2.0}
{look at her new fab figure?!?  Werk it...}

{Sophia Vergara}
{Love me some Modern Family!!!}

I am pretty on the fence with the next one.  While I do not feel that she deserves to be put in the WORST dressed category...I don't believe it was very appropriate dresswear for the event.  But, I do LOVE the ensemble.  Besides, I think Heidi gets a free pass....right?

{Heidi - I have had FOUR children, eat your heart out - Klum}

Worst Dressed List

{Lauren Graham}

{Toni Collette}
{um, excuse me, Miss whoever you are?  Thank you for helping with the Gulf Oil Clean Up, but you forgot to change for the Emmy's!?!} 

And the absolutely WORST DRESSED for the evening goes to a lady I love.  It hurts my heart to put you out there like this.  It really does.  But, you have been in Hollywood for far too long lady.  You should know better than to try - "a trend" or whatever you wanna call this disaster - on the red carpet!!!!!  You should, Rita.  You should know better.  Shame on you Rita Wilson!!!  What IS that????  We need an explaination.  Now. 

Look?!?  Even Tom is looking like he is holding back a big ole belly aching laugh!!!  Look at your feet, Rita!?!  Tom's face is screaming WTF?!?  I see the horrific dress too.  But, the shoes?  Who told you to do that? 

Manic Monday - 08.30.10

There is one thing one has to have:

either a soul that is cheerful by nature,

or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Kimmy and My 1st Flashback Friday!

Today is my little sisters B-Day!!!  Happy Birthday Kimberly.  We love you bunches.  We miss you dearly and we hope your day is filled with all things cheery!

The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.

~ Oscar Wilde

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Kimberly is still in the latter category!  Ha!  But, we love her anyway. 

So.  I have had this fun thought in the back of my head for awhile.  Along with all those other rumblings....and today is the day that I will put it to use! 

A FLASHBACK FRIDAY!!!!  Today we are going to flashback to 1981...the year my lil' sis was born!  I am going to encompass everything all 1981!!!  Fashion, music, trends, etc....

Top Number 1 Billboard Hits in 1981

1. Celebration Kool & The Gang
2. 9 to 5 Dolly Parton
3. I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
4. Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
5. Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
6. Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
7. Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
8. Private Eyes - Hall & Oates
9. Physical - Olivia Newton-John
10. Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton

Fashion in 1981

Under normal circumstances I would do more photos.....but, would you guys be interested in playing along?  Maybe I can start my own lil' blog hop if enough of you wanna play along with me....I choose the year....you do your own blog post about it!  Leave me a comment if you think you would be interested.  Happy weekend ya'll!

At any rate - HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIMMY!!!!

Weekend Renewal for your Soul

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Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.

~ Gayatri Jalal ad-Din Rumi

I just signed up!

Look at what I just signed up for????

Will you join with me, puh-lease?  I love company.  Please don't make me do this alone....Mayra?!?  Or Summer!?!  Julie!?!  GiGi!?!  Everyone....

Come one!!!!  CLICK HERE to read up on it.....it sounds fun!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

to put things into perspective

Pray for Summer </P>
<P>Summer's Story

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

~Hugh Downs

Can I get an AMEN on that one?  Amen!  Keep up your fight sweet Summer.  We are all pulling for you....

Pink and Green Thursday - 08.26.10

I love all of these images by Crystal.  They will make up my Pink and Green post for this Thursday.  Pop on over and visit Trishy and join in with all the fun we have every Thursday! 



Did you have a favorite?  Please do share...I think the last one is my favorite, although the lil girl + lil birdie + bird cage in tree = a melted heart.  And then a very close runner up has got to be that pink tryke!!!!  Hope you enjoyed.
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