Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beach Beauties!

Call me crazy but I don't believe most people should wear teeny tiny string bikinis.

All my people watching at the pool lately, has drawn more flies then I care to eat and sure reinforces my decision to stay fully clothed.

I'm all for walking around with confidence and in believing that beauty isn't just skin deep but all that skin, Dear Lord, can we please leave a little to the imagination!

Ok, so with that said, I do have 3 beauties that couldn't be cuter wearing their little polka dot bikinis and here they are.....

These beach babies are from Jen over at noodles and lou studio


I had found the large bowling pin at a garage sale years ago. My husband always thought I was crazy moving that darn thing around but I knew there was a reason for it! And was I right, or was I right?


I asked Jen if she would paint some fun sun goddesses and she loved the idea! Aren't their bathing caps darling?


Their rears have to be about the cutest ever. Can you see that the large one's crack shows a little bit, hee hee!


She wore an itsy bitsy teenie weenie, white polka dot bikini, that she wore for the first time today!


They even have belly buttons!


If you haven't been over to Jen's blog then you'll want to head over now!
Oh, don't forget to grab your cup of coffee because you might be there a while!

No pool today, the heat index is to be about 102, so no thanks! I'll be staying inside where its nice and cool and iced coffee is easily accessible!

Stay cool!





Monday, June 27, 2011

Caution....Falling People!


I've noticed my number of followers has dropped by 2 in the past week. Hmmm, should I be worried?

I never really paid too much attention to how many followers I had, I mean not consciencly! But the idea of my numbers falling makes me wonder why?


I understand I don't have control over whether you follow me or not. Seriously, just because it says I have 827 oops I mean 825 followers doesn't even mean most of you even check out my blog anymore. Maybe you decided to follow me because I was having a giveaway and you've never come back. That's ok. Even if you aren't here, I am. I guess my excuse is not that I don't have anything to write about, but rather the time to write it all down. Summer is a busy time with the kids and having them home everyday makes it harder and my posts few and far between!

Now if you would like I could always tie them up for an hour or two a day so I can get a post done and have time to comment on all you out there.


Either way it looks like I might be able to get some work done, ya think?


Or, I could just plop them in front of the electronic babysitter for a while.


Even if they do seem a little bored!



But you see, I can't and I won't do that! My kids came first before this blogging adventure and as much as I love blogging and hope to continue for a long time, I need to be a mother first and then a Blogger second!

Now, don't you worry your pretty little heads off! I'll be here and there. You see, my brain is always going. I'm like the Energizer Bunny. My brain speaks faster than I can usually type or get out with words. I'm amazed I get any sleep at night.

I have so many ideas constantly zinging around in my head that before you know it, the week is over and I can't say I've accomplished much of anything. But for some reason I'm pooped!

There are some blogs out there that are Follower Free blogs, but I don't think that option is for me. I personally like seeing your smiling faces under my follower button.


I've said all along that this blog is for me and about me. I'm like an open book. If you want to continue to read it then you'll grab your favorite book mark! It's my online journal of my life with kids, animals and my multiple personalities! Ha, just wanted to see if you were listening! I believe things happen for a reason and you just have to learn from them!


I hope I don't have any more followers that fall away but its ok, it happens and it's not the end all be all of my blogging!



Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm as Happy as a Bird with a French Fry!

I saw this saying on an Etsy site called dazeychic and it pretty much describes my mood yesterday and even today!


I found the best Craigslist buy and I'm in Heaven! Look at this beauty that I got for $115.00!


The detail is amazing!


And look at all those drawers!


The listing was described as a ladies vanity, but I think you could almost use it as a writing table!


I love the detail on the drawer and the handles are wonderful for the piece!



Look at these little little drawers!



I need to recover the stool but not sure of what fabric! How fun is that gold detail on the legs?


Right now it is sitting in my bedroom tucked by the window. It really doesn't go with anything in here. I think I must be trying to live out some fantasy of wanting a vanity as a young girl. So for now it's mine and eventually when Claire gets older I'm sure she will take it over as her vanity. I'm just not feeling she is old enough for it at the moment! I have this fear of spilled nail polish across the top, eeek!

I hope you all find that feeling of the bird above, today!




Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Tiki Lounge is Now Open!

It might be rainy outside but inside it's all coconuts and Mai Tai's! I thought it was only fitting after my "Sunny" post the other day, to officially open my Tiki Lounge and start serving some yummy drinks for the summer! Here is my Summer Fun upside down tree. I thought you would like to see some of my many favorite ornaments that show off my summer spirit!



Can't have a Tropical Tree without a Hula Frog!


And a Hula Flamingo!


The Beautiful Mermaid takes center stage!


She sells sea shells, by the seashore!


Deep Sea Diver!


A told b and b told c, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree!


Flamingos like to lounge in a hammock instead of sticking their heads in the sand! Ha, actually that is only a myth. They do not stick their heads in the sand and nor do Ostrich!


Have you ever wondered what Santa did on his time off? Well, it looks like he is brushing up on his wind surfing!


And here is Mrs. Claus soaking up the rays! I sure hope she remembered her SPF!


If only you could see it in person. The pictures really don't do it justice!


My kind of sun bather....one with a book!


Cowabunga dude!



Umbrellas make any drink better, don't ya think?



I flip you flip we all flip for flip flops!




Can't forget the Weber for all your grilling needs!


Now that's were my coconut bra went!



Everyone's getting in on the Mai Tai action!



It can get pretty crazy around here, you might need to pull up a chair!


I found a great recipe I'll be trying soon!

MAI TAI TIKI RUM POPS!

Coconut Colada Layer Ingredients:

  • 1 container (6 ounces) Yoplait Original 99 percent Fat Free piƱa colada or key lime pie yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk, well stirred (not cream of coconut)
  • 1 teaspoon dark rum

Mango Mai Tai Layer Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh mango, peeled, pitted and cubed (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup mango nectar, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon amaretto liqueur

1. In small bowl, beat coconut colada layer ingredients with whisk until smooth. Divide mixture among six 5-ounce paper cups. Cover with foil; insert craft stick (flat wooden stick with round ends) through foil into center of pop. Freeze two to three hours or until frozen.

2. Meanwhile, in blender, place mango mai tai layer ingredients. Cover; blend on medium speed about 45 seconds, stopping frequently to scrape sides, until smooth. Cover and refrigerate while waiting for first layer to freeze.

3. When first layer is frozen, remove foil from pops. Pour mango mixture over frozen layer. Return foil to pops to help support sticks. Freeze about eight hours or until frozen before serving. Store remaining pops covered in freezer.

Makes 6 tiki pops.

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Betty Crocker


Let me know if anyone makes these yummy treats!

Enjoy the day!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stick a Fork in Me....I'm done!

We spent the whole day at the pool and I think I'm done for the summer, maybe even for the next 3 summers! It's just too hot for my Irish/Italian skin! Don't you think?


I swear the sun looked like this and it felt about this close!



Ok, so that leathery skin "Woman" isn't me. Dear God no! I use SPF 100 and sit under the shade! But the sun did feel hot as Hades!

I get a kick out of people watching while I'm there, especially when they miss a spot or two of sun block or get fried and they end up looking like these people!

Poor kid didn't know what hit him, until he got home!


I think we've all done this before!


Ok you studly man!


So, you think they live in their hats? Love that the guy on the left wears his backwards, awesome!


Kim, Kim, Kim, did you forget that you can just pay for your tan?


I don't think I would have known this guy had a face except for his little white teeth and barely white eyes! This is seriously GROSS!


I'm sure this was a bet, right?


So, do you like to people watch at the pool too?

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