Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dream a Little Dream

Growing up, my first dream was to be a Supermodel! LOL! I know, a very typical young girl dream. I took modeling classes, etiquette classes, runway classes, etc. When I was 19, I accepted the reality that I would never be a Supermodel. No biggie, I had other dreams. Bigger and better ones.

Still, every now and then I get into my "Supermodel Mood" and whip out my camera and take self-photo's in the bathroom mirror. This is what you get when that happens...

As a SAHM, a Business Owner, a Wife and a Women suffering from occasional frequent laziness, it's not too often that I feel pretty. So the one time a week (if I'm lucky) that I'm able to "paint my face", I document the occasion.

Strange? Yes. And now I share my weirdness with you.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Update - Dermatologist Appt

Bean got the A-OK from the Dermatologist. He said that from looking at her, it doesn't seem like there are any problems on his end (dermatology) of things. He said that blood tests could tell us more but as far as the exterior of the skin, she looks good.

He gave us a prescription for Hydrocortisone in case the redness turns dry and starts to resemble the beginning stages of ezcema. I don't think we're going to fill it though. She's had the redness and sensitive skin since she was a baby, I don't think it'll turn into that after this long. Or maybe to be safe, we'll fill it just so we have it on hand.

I called the Doc who referred Bean to a Dermatologist in the first place and told him what happened. He said he was going to request the paperwork from the appointment with the Dermatologist and he would call me back.

If you ask me, I think he's on the fence with this one. He said (again) that he remembered the case clearly but then again he wasn't sure if it was necessary for us to go to a Hematologist. I can see where he's coming from, wanting to be safe but at the same time not wanting to cause any unnecessary pain to our sweet little 19 month old, or concern on our end. It's comforting to us to see how much he cares about this and our daughter. And when it comes to our children and their health, we'd rather be safe then sorry.

She's a perfectly healthy toddler who has only had a cold twice, no ear infections and no other illnesses or injuries. We'll just wait and see what the Doc thinks after reading the report.

A Trip to the Dermatologist

Today at 2:15pm we're going to an appointment to see a Dermatologist for Bean. Since I could remember, she has had very sensitive skin. Whenever we hold her for a little while and then put her down, you can lift up her shirt and see red marks from our hands on her chest and/or back.

When she scratches the back of her leg, neck or wherever, she turns fire red from just a little rubbing. We've brought up her sensitive skin issue to every doctor she's had. 4 Doc's in 19 months, that's what the military & moving does for ya. No one has said much about it until the Doc that we saw this past Tuesday.

He couldn't remember the name of the condition so he whipped out his medical book and started thumbing through it like a mad man. He said, "I've seen one case of this and it was when I was in medical school, training at a Pediatric Hematologist office." Not exactly what a Mom wants to hear. The child had a blood disease that whenever heat from someone's hands, fingers, rubbing or scratching went up against his skin, he turned very red. From what I could understand, it was the heat bringing the blood up to the surface.

Bean's "condition" sounded familiar but he didn't want to jump the gun and send us to a Hematologist. I'm pretty sure all will go well but I just wanted to put a little bug in your ear.

And if you're wondering, it doesn't become a rash, there are no pumps and no swelling. During her Well Baby Check-ups, we rulled out many common things that it could be like eczema, allergies or dry skin.

Wish us luck and I'll be back with an update asap!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Crazy Curls

It's 9:40am and I've just taken my hair out of hot rollers. Bean's been up since 7:00am and is rockin' her "baby fro". She's a cutie huh!

It take's me a good 10-15 minutes to brush out her hair & style, if she's in a good mood. Me, I throw my hair in curlers a few hours before we're going out. That way they'll have time to fall & look natural. Or that's the idea.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Win a Rocking Horse in 5 Minutes for Mom's “Horsing Around” Photo Contest

I'm entering the photo below into the contest. It's Bean "horsing around" in her brother's school shirt, slippers, a hat from The "O" Show in Las Vegas, while stealing carrying Mommy's water bottle around. As you can see, big brother in the background was having a good time too.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Fish Who Play's Dead, Seriously!

We have 2 fish. D got a fish tank for his Birthday, so of course we had to get some fish to go with it. The tropical fish background just wasn't cutting it, unfortunately. So we went over to Wal-Mart & purchased 2 3 fish, one died a week later, and apparently we picked some out of the looney tank.

This is Coal and in the picture above, he is playing dead. This first time I saw this I was upset and thought, "not again". But then the little booger flipped over and started swimming around like normal. Don't believe me?

Here he is just seconds later, should've set the time stamp on the camera. But as you can see, he's perfectly fine, besides being crazy.

And if that's not bad enough, I think our other fish is blind! At least in one eye.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tubing at Big Bear

The family and I headed to Big Bear Mountain for our first tubing experience. It's easy to tell that we're newbie's, we did not have the proper snow gear. It was beautiful and freezing but we had a lot of fun.

Just a glimpse of the view from up here, it's like a whole other world. A bit cloudy on this day.

I'm the pale, boyish looking one in the back. I had makeup on but it was so freakin' cold that the makeup froze up, cracked, and chipped off!

Snow Princess! She didn't say a word the whole time we were there. She went tubing too and seemed to like it. Sean and I think that she didn't speak because she didn't want to let any cold air into her mouth. Once we got into the car, we couldn't keep her quiet.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bone Update

24 Hours In

It's almost the size of our other dog, Max.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

How Long Will It Last?

For Kouma! I put the Candy Cane beside it so you can grasp how large this thing is.

Side View

Unwrapped and ready to go!

Good enough to eat but the package specifically say's "Not Intended for Human Consumption". Oh well!

German Sheperd Approved!

You should've seen the drool coming out of his mouth. Seriously!

He's Happy!


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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Analyzing Me

It’s the CPSIA’s fault. Ever since hearing about the new law that is sure to change my “career“, I’ve been looking deep into Me and trying to figure out what I am and what I want to be. I’m clear on a few things, I’m a Mom, a Wife and I am extremely lucky. But I’m unfulfilled when it come’s to my career, the professional me.

Remembering my “When I Grow Up I Want To Be…” stories from school, there are 3 career path’s that really stick out. Two of those three, I was extremely passionate about.

1. Architect - This is the one that didn’t stick around for very long. After learning how much math was involved in architecture, I quickly passed.
2. Fashion Designer - At a young age, I had a portfolio full of drawings and cut-outs from magazines. I remember designing my own wedding dress and many other gowns for future fairytale dates.
3. Interior Designer - Something that is still with me today.

Obviously, I love design. And I know from experience that I would prefer to be the boss, and not bossed around. I’m lucky enough to have a husband that supports me in everything I do. Unfortunately, I don’t have the funds to keep trying out new career’s. I’m hoping by writing this, something will click.

Right now, I am completely stumped on where I want to go with my professional life. There are a few things that I think I would really enjoy doing until I‘m able (hopefully) to retire. Those are (in no particular order)…

1. Own a Candy Store - It just seems like a really fun job and best of all, all my customers will be happy. Who doesn’t like candy?
2. Write a Column for a Newspaper/Magazine - Nothing fancy, maybe a “Tell It Like It Is” kind of thing or an “Uncensored Advice” column. Something entertaining that all people can relate to.
3. Own a Successful Home Décor Business - Whether it be web based where I travel to people’s homes and liven up their living room, or create custom décor for the picky penny pincher, I’d be happy.

As you can see, running a Baby Boutique isn’t listed. I enjoy what I do but I think I’m running scared. I believe in many of my products, one of which is Patent Pending and I will continue to run with until I hit a dead end.

Suddenly, I feel my old designer self coming through and it can’t stop at baby gear. I truly enjoy decorating and designing and feel like I’ve been holding back. Why? I’m not sure, but the layers of indecisiveness are slowly falling away and I’m finding myself again.

This post is a break down, more for me, to help me decide where the hell I want to go from here.

I’m still not sure but I think I’m getting closer.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Pinch of Wall Art

This is our boring back wall behind our bed. Needs something, right? I thought so too, so I decided to get a little crafty and bust out my artistic skills at the same time.

It started with an extra window panel from our bedroom set. I love this bedroom set, we got it from Macy's as a gift from my Mom. Thanks Mom!

I laid it over a canvas panel and got out my nifty staple gun and went to town. I brought in a throw pillow to match the design, only on a larger scale.

Before painting, I lightly sketched my design on the canvas. This was taken about 3-4 days in. It's not easy to paint when you have an 18 month old running around.

The finished product! Hand painted by me, thought of by me, hung by me and admired by many. :-) What do you think?

A close up!

Mission Completion!

I'm thinking about offering these on my website but on a smaller scale, like 12'' x 12''. Since this new law came up, I've been exploring ways to stay above water. We'll see what happens.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


What is it with women's shoes? Are any of them comfortable? I went out shopping on Friday and did quite a bit of walking around. Within 20 minutes my feet were killing me, and these were my comfortable (cute) shoes! At the end of the day, when I slowly peeled my brown wedge sandals off my feet, this is what I saw...

Ouch! I wouldn't normally post a photo of my feet, especially after not having a pedicure in over a year (I know, I'm due for one). But, the amount of torture that was caused from maybe a full hour of walking was unbelieveable. Atleast 5 marks on each foot!

But really, I have a question. Can cute, fashionable and maybe even sexy shoes be comfortable? And affordable? I see the Christian Louboutin's and the Manolo Blahnik's and they're beautiful but very expensive. I think, "These shoes must be comfy since their so expensive, they have to have chenille or something laid out in them, right?"

Or is it a style thing? Can I get the $40.00 Baker's or Steve Madden's and still be comfortable? At this point, I don't think so. I've become a shoe whore since my ankle heeled and I'm on a mission to find a comfortable pair of heels that I can walk miles in and still be comfortable.

Please tell me they exist.

Friday, January 2, 2009

What To Do...What To Do?

I'm wondering, what do you want to read about on this blog? There are days when I just need to VENT and I really have no where to turn. Of course, I can vent to the Hubs and family but sometimes the venting needs major attention. Blogger attention!

I can easily jump on and rant and rave about what ever issue may be effecting my life at that moment, but then I think, "What will my readers think? Will they think I'm crazy? Will I scare them off?" I am running a business here, ya know! And I'm not sure is some of my wonderful customers will understand the occasional "F" bomb or sob story.

On the other hand, I am real. I bleed, I cry, I cuss, I laugh, I yell, I dance, I sing, and I complain! More then you probably think. So I guess I'm looking for an outlet. I want you, my friends, my family, my customers, to truly know me. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

So what do you think, can you handle it? Or should I start another blog for the "crazy" in me? It does say "UNCENSORED" up there, I just haven't been doing it. I've been tossing this around for months now so I'd really love your opinion.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and your family all the best in 2009!