Friday, October 22, 2010

Five Question Friday

I am participating in Five Question Friday this week hosted by My Little Life. Please stop over and link up to participate! Super easy, super fun!

Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear on Friday morning!

1. Who is the better cook, you or your spouse?
My Husband, by far. But he has a slight advantage! He grew up in the catering business. His Mom & Older Brother ran a catering hall that had parties every weekend from weddings, to birthday parties, retirement parties, etc. He would help them prepare the food, which was all homemade so he learned the tricks of the trade!

2. How often do you talk to your mom?
Probably 3-4 times a week. It really depends on how much is going on that week & what plans are in store. Normally if nothing exciting is happening I will call to check with her & see if anything new is going on. She is known for dropping by on Friday though just to check in on the 2 little darlings and say Hello!

3. Are you adventurous in the kitchen or stick to the recipe?
I follow recipes very well. We will leave it at that.

4. Is your second toe longer than your big toe?
haha! This question makes me laugh. No, my toes are all aligned the way they should be? Wait, is the second toe suppose to be longer? Great, now I'm going to ponder this all day!

5. Do you dress up for Halloween? (Bonus question: What will you be this year?)
I usually do dress up for work because we have this big contest & you can win prizes so it's a ton of fun. Last year we were hippies, the year before that we were in poodle skirts & ponytails. This year, I'm not sure what we are doing & no one seems to want to decide so I might just stick on some jeans, a red shirt and devil horns & call it a day. I'm more into dressing my two little ones this year!

Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday is hosted by The Girl Next Door Grows Up.
Please visit her blog to get complete details & joy in the fun!

I have chosen to list 5 things that have made me happy this week. I could probably list more but these have to top the list:

1 - The Philadelphia Phillies are not out of the game yet! They won last night bringing the game back to Philly where they will hopefully clinch the title of the NLCS! Then it's on to the world series, baby! Watching baseball with my husband is actually one of my favorite things to do. We both grew up watching it and someday soon we will be taking our little girls to a game as well. Nothing beats being there in person.

2 - Jaelyn as the Flower Girl in my cousins wedding. She did an excellent job, made me smile several times and even posed for pictures without ANY meltdowns! I am so very proud of her still for being such a good little role model for flower girls everywhere. She completely enjoyed herself too which is a bonus!

3 - I got a teensy bonus in my paycheck. Yes, its small but its there and its all because I worked hard and earned it, what's better than that?

4 - I read an excellent book that I am still thinking about! Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick was the sequel to Hush, Hush which I thoroughly enjoyed so I could not wait to crack open this book and flip the pages. It did not disappoint me. It was gripping and I truly savored every page as I dove further & further into the story of Patch & Nora. Thank you, Becca!

5 - Abbie got 5 gold stars at daycare and is advancing to the 2-year old class. (She won't be 2 until December so yes, I can gloat a little bit ok?!). She is doing well with potty training, which she basically made to do herself following her big sister to the potty so I figured why not and bought the pull-ups. She is recognizing colors, sings her abc's from start to finish and can count to 12! She makes me very proud and brings big smiles.

Just writing this post made me FEEL GOOD, knowing that it is Friday on top of that is even sweeter!! Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SeamsMod Bags

I entered a contest to win a very cute "Diaper Clutch Bag". These adorable bags are handmade & super cute! I am in need of something very modern & cute to carry. Before kids I was a pocketbook freak but somehow that went out the window, along with some other things.

Here is a sample of some of the cute bags they feature:

Please feel free to check out their adorable store here.

And then go enter in the contest yourself over at Bouffe e Bambini here

Good Luck to you! Please feel free to let me know if you are the big winner!!


Wordless Wednesday

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Book Alert!

One of my favorite pastimes after bedtime for Princess-A & Princess-B is to sit curled up on the couch in my pj's with a good book. Although Hubby usually has something on the tv, if the book captures my attention enough, I usually have no idea what he is watching. He sometimes speaks to me and I should feel guilty but most of my responses are an 'uh huh', 'yep' or 'oh yeah'. Don't get me wrong... there are nights when my books get neglected as well to give him the attention he so desires (usually its just a back scratch/rub and some adult convo)!

Tomorrow we have court at 9am for an update on our case. I do not expect to be there long, nor do I expect much to change (however, I always have hope!) but I do have the day off from work. If the day doesn't get to hectic and if I get my way *snort*, I will be making a trip to the bookstore for a book I have been so excited to read my insides might burst! It is the sequel to Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. If you like YA reading & a little bit of fantasy, mixed with immortals, mixed with heavenly goodness... go get this book! And then, get the sequel: Crescendo. Which is out tomorrow!!!

Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick

I promise you will NOT be disappointed!!!