Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ask me ANYTHING.

Im in the mood to answer some questions any of you may have...
Ive gotten many new followers here in the last couple months since I started blogging again and some of you may not really know me like all my OG blogger mommies do...
so heres your chance to 'ASK ME ANYTHING'

In other news I staple gunned my hand yesterday while trying to be a badass and hanging my own christmas lights, that didnt turn out so welll.
and today I ate shit on one of Peejs toys and really did a number on my foot...
I look like I got beat down....  :(

^^ cool story ^^

Monday, November 28, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE!

Its that time of year again... the day I have been waiting for MONTHS!
YO GABBA GABBA LIVE!!!
I took Pella last year when she was 9 months (call me crazy) I know , who takes a 9 month old to something like that? WELLP...ME! Pella has always been pretty intrigued with DJ Lance and all his buddies! Having taken her last year, I've seriously been DYING to take her this year, we went to Fridays show, and DUH... she had a freakin blast!! I went with my neighbor and her son whos 3 and another friend of mine with her 2 year son ironically sat behind us! At first she was terrified, a DARK huge room with thousands of screaming over stimulated kids, bright lights flashing on and off..I saw it coming! Then came its time to dance, and party in my tummy she was all over it.. dancing it up in the aisle.. like a Lil' BOSS! Now I can barely wait to take her NEXT year! Its so worth every penny !! That feeling that comes over you when you get to watch your child laugh, dance, and just enjoy being in that moment, I dont think you can put a price tag on that. Yo Gabba Gabba live will always be a fond cherished memory I will have with Peej!  







 GET DOWN ON IT, PEEJ!







IN A YO GABS TRANCE.



P.S. LAST DAY to be part of the CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE. List goes out tomorrow! :)
EMAIL ME your name/ mailing address HERE! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday 2011 shoot

Heres a little sampler of Pella, and I's Holiday photo shoot. AKA CHRISTMAS CARD PICS!












Wee space LOVE.

I stumbled upon this wee nursery space... and I have to share it! isnt it the cutest!?
gotta love Europe's Cot designs...so much better then Amercia's butt ugly sleigh cribs! 





Monday, November 21, 2011

My kid....she CRAY!

lets take a moment to admire my child... the many faces of, the weirdness of, and the CUTENESS of...
video







LAST CALL!

3 things that are coming to an end here..

*2011 CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE
please email me here with your name and mailing address.

*My November sponsor Give-away is ending  Friday!
If you havent entered the Stick Pony giveaway here is the LINK! 

Lastly,
*If any of you have an online store and will be offering a CYBER MONDAY sale
please email me HERE with your webstore address and promo.
I will be posting all of the sales on my blog! FREE ADVERTISING!! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sponsor A Child gift drive

If anyone is looking for a way to give this Christmas, my room mate works with an after school program and they are hoping to provide these 78 children who come from a "low income" demographic with a gift..  We are asking for anyone who is interested to please donate HERE or if you like to actually purchase a gift we are asking for Art/School supplies (Crayons, Pencils, Markers, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Stickers)  and or 2nd, 3rd grade Level books. Please email me 
MARANDPEEJ@GMAIL.COM for the mailing address.
asking for all gifts to be mailed by December 10th! 

Below are a couple wish lists from the kids, as you can see they asked for the simplest little things.... We would deeply appreciate your help to make their Christmas special! 



Things I love THURSDAY!

For the wanna-be skinny bitches, and the skinny bitches...Zucchini Pizza Bites!
Great appetizer idea for holiday parties, but I think its just a pretty damn good snack 


 Zucchini Pizza Bites
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 4 pieces Old Points: 2 pts Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 124.8 Fat: 5.7 g Protein: 8.2 g Carb: 10.4 g Fiber: 3.0 g   

Ingredients:
  • 4 slices large zucchini 1/4" thick (or 1 medium zucchini cut on diagnal)
  • Spray olive oil (I used my Misto)
  • 2 tbsp pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup part skim mozzarella
  • salt and pepper

Directions:
Cut zucchini about 1/4 inch thick. Spray both side lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil or grill for about 2 minute on each side. Top with sauce and cheese and broil for an additional minute or two. (Careful not to burn cheese)


This Leather rosette shoulder bag found here 

This ADORABLE kini found here.

This lovely skirt found here.

This cute ribbon found here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The BUZZ!

Check The Early Mama's lovely little write on me! She like myself is a young mom, 25 with a two old...her blog focuses on the world of "early mamas" AKA young moms. I admire her writing style, if your lookin for a new blog to add to your collection shes DEFINITELY one! 

heres a couple other blogs have I have been featured on in case you're interested!

Sometimes Sweet- MAMA SAID
Sometimes Sweet- Tattoo Tuesday v.19

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dear Santa,


1. Ferm Living FOX pillow
2.Toms Herringbone shoes
3. Skip Hop Fox zoo backpack
4. Alphabet Floor puzzle
5. American Girl Itty Bitty baby
6. Kidcraft Retro play kitchen
7. Ugly Doll
8. Kid friendly Nail Polish 
9. PLay-DoH
10. Wooden cutting play food
11. Wooden breakfast play food
12. bObles toddler silly seat
13. Harajuku Mini hoodie
14. Missoni Rain boots
15. Wooden Hammer pegs
16. Yo Gabba Gabba bath squirties


Monday, November 14, 2011

two peas in a pod

Obvi Im a psycho photo-taking mom. 
but this right here is why being a Single parent is nothing short of AMAZING.

Couple a CONS of SINGLE PARENTHOOD

As of lately I feel like my anxiety has been running my life. I havent been riddled with anxiety since my early teens, and I have noticed it creeping back in my life slowly but surely, and I think these are some reasons why....
A couple reasons why Single Parenting is the PITS.
  • Keeping up with my house. YES, I recently hired "HELP" to help me pick my slack, and do the things I either A. FUCKING HATE DOING, and B. There just isnt enough time in my day. Even with someone coming in once a week to help me I still find my house to look like a effin HURRICANE slammed through it. I find myself adding more and more clothes to that pile of laundry EVERY DAY, regardless of doing a load a day it NEVER GOES AWAY! TRASH!!! dont ask me HOW, but seriously I am taking out a garbage can FULL of trash EVERYDAY! I dont know where all this stupid trash comes from but every time I move around my house I am constantly picking up trash!!!!!!!
  • ME TIME! As of lately I have found myself having A LOT more free time then Ive ever had in the last 2 years, but when I get that time without Pella, I find myself having to take care of more important things, like cleaning up my house, going grocery shopping, running random errand that I put off every other day. There are days I just wish when my imaginary "husband" got home I could feed his belly, and tell him "OK, SEE YA!" and runaway to the Spa, or the mall, or even go sit on the beach and watch the sunset. ANYTHING that involves me, SOLO, doing nothing, and or having it done for me. OH AND DUH, what aboout working out!?!!! I dont even have the time to work out anymore! KISSING MY BOMB.COM post baby bod down the  TUBES. 
  • SLEEP! If my kid is sleep deprived, I am sleep deprived. there is no trading off, there is no "I get to sleep in today" days! Yeah I hear it alllll day long NAP WHEN PELLA NAPS.... Hey guess what, I dont know about you, but I usually have dishes to wash, a bed to make, clothes to hang up, bills to pay, dogs to feed, counters to clean off, laundry to wash, car to clean out, YOU NAME IT.... but I guess I'll sleep when Im DEAD, huh?
  • Odds and Ends.... and what I mean by that is all the stuff that falls in between my daily routine... I.E. errands, work, Dr's appointments...whatever. When having a baby by yourself these things you often find yourself having to do WITH your baby (sometimes). Having to lug a kid around with you to run to the bank, go to target, have my yearly female checkup, bla bla bla is like 2x MORE COMPLICATED, AND TAKES TWICE AS LONG TO DO.... not to say I dont enjoy runnin around with my kid, but there are times its be nice to go do this stuff solo! 
These few things I just went into depth complaining about may or MAY NOT be why I find myself being short of breathe, anxious, and....picking the skin around my fingernails till it bleeds! 
It may sound like Im totally being a selfish pig, but Im not! I LOVE every minute I spend with my daughter, she puts a smile on my face, she makes feel blessed, and we both LOVE each others company. But being a single parent has its challenges, and has its HARD days...if it wasnt for the satisfaction I get out of how it challenges my life daily, id probably be that lazy, mad at the world, drowning in self pitty, and living back at home with my parents to SAVE ME single mom. I guess Im finding it a little harder then normal to find balance in my days... there just isnt enough hours in my days....
with working 2 days a week, having to do therapy 2 days a week, having Pella go with BD 2/3 times a week, and all the other stuff that falls in between, its hard some days to be doing it all by myself.

Maybe tonight when Pella goes to bed I'll post the THINGS I LOVE about being a Single Mom...how bout that?! 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fail FRIDAY

Here are a few BIG TIME FAILS for this lovely friday! 
Enjoy.




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