Monday, January 28, 2013


Because everything that is meant to be will be...  Because the glass is always half full... Because there's a bright side to everything...  Because the Xanax helps me chill the fuck out.


I've had a large amount of bird poop in the middle of my windshield for weeks now.  I keep forgetting to clean it off when I go to the gas station... But then it rained this week and that took care of that.  WIN!

I asked the Husband to get me a zucchini from the store for the pasta I was making.  He came back with a cucumber... But then I had cucumber for my shake in the morning.  WIN!

I was about to take a shower when I realized I was out of body wash.  This was a problem because: 1) I didn't want to smell like the Mr's Old Spice.  2) The Chitlin's vanilla/ bubblegum/ strawberry stuff makes me think of strippers.  3) 1 and 2 were not good enough reasons to wake the Chitlin up from her nap and go to the store.... But it's ok! Because I have an obscene collection of toiletries I like to save from hotels.  DOUBLE WIN... because they're freeeeee!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Weekend Wishlist

Nothing like a rainy weekend to encourage fun indoor activities... mine would be online shopping OF COURSE.  The best website to surf is Etsy... all sorts of stuff I didn't know I needed on there.  AMAZING!

I just got these in the mail.  They're cute 5.5x5.5 postcards I plan on framing and putting up in the Chitlin's room.  The Mr.'s sarcastic take on them... "That was $20 well spent."  He just doesn't get it.

Set of 3 headbands for the Chitlin... ordered them and can't wait to see if she actually keeps them on her head.

Placemats... because the Mr. keeps using my nice napkins as placemats and it's starting to really bug.

Less than a week away from "No New Things February" ... I AM FREAKING OUT.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Kids love flashlights. ...For some reason the Chitlin calls it a buttlight... At least that's what it sounds like to me... but I don't always understand what she's saying and my mind tends to go the perverted road... So I may be wrong. Either way, she is fascinated by it. One day I turned it on and pointed it towards the ceiling. She laughed and clapped trying to catch the light.

The Mr. - Stop that.

Me - Why? She loves it... She thinks its funny. Why are you such a grump when other people are enjoying themselves?

The Mr. - Because. ...She's not a cat.

I paused to watch her dart about the room and chase the light as I moved it around from one side to the other.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


The Mr. had to work Saturday so we had a Mommy & Daughter day at the zoo. It was fun... Only a few anxiety attacks from single parenting it in a semi crowded area. What was I thinking

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Weekend Wishlist

The Mr. says I have a bad shopping habit... but I think I find some pretty good deals.  That has to count for something, right?
2. Anthropologie Pinwale Alphabet $7.95 They only have a few letters left online... but if you call a store they may be able to fine yours ;)

Friday, January 18, 2013


A few years ago I would see friends post pictures of their little ones on Facebook and what they made in the potty. "Freakin weirdos". I mean who wants to see your kids' body fluids in a mini toilet? Gross.

Flash forward to a few years later...

Now that we have finally started potty training I kind of understand the picture posting of human feces. Kind of. The first time the Chitlin went potty without any help, without us asking her if she needed to go - I swelled up with absolute pride. I thought this is a momentous occasion! One worth documenting! A milestone in this thing called life. But! I did NOT post pictures of her potty-rific self on Facebook.

That's what my blog is for.

I'm hoping this post resurfaces during her "Mom, Everything You Do is Embarrassing" faze.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Another day in the office....

Co-worker - Hi Ana! I like your neon sweater. It's really bright!

Me - Thanks! I got it "Buzzed Shopping".

Co-worker - Oh.. I've never heard of that. Is it a website?

Me - No... It's when I go shopping after a couple glasses of wine.

*TIP: Buzzed Shopping at Forever 21 = Reduced Buyers Remorse in the Morning... vs "Buzzed Shopping" at Anthropology

Monday, January 14, 2013


One night in the kitchen...

The Mr. - What are you making?

Me - A breakfast smoothie for tomorrow morning. I'm going to make healthy smoothies for breakfast every day now. It's my way of trying to save money by not buying breakfast at work all the time AND being healthy at the same time.

The Mr. - Sounds good. Can you make me one too?

Me - Sure! (As I smile to myself thinking about all the delicious healthy smoothies I will be enjoying all week at work)

It took about two days before I went back to buying breakfast quesadillas at the cafe... While at the same time still making smoothies. So now I am drinking smoothies AND eating egg, bacon, and cheese filled quesadillas.... FAIL

My Favorite Smoothie Ingredients

Almond Milk

Sunday, January 13, 2013


The Mr. vs My Online Shopping Habit... Again

The Mr. - Let's play a game in February.

Me - What kind of game?

The Mr. - It's called "No New Things February". We don't spend any money on anything new for the whole month (besides gas, groceries, etc.). It should be fun and easy. There's only 28 days in February so you should be able to do it.

Me - (Pause for thought) .... So what you're saying is I only have a few weeks to buy everything I want.

The Mr. - No... No, that's not what I'm saying AT ALL.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Net Thing

I caved in and got that net thing that holds a gazillion stuffed animals in the corner of the room.  I used to hate that thing. I remember seeing them in kids rooms pre Chitlin and thinking "Those are the ugliest things I've ever seen"... "I am NEVER getting one of those."  But here I am... thanking God these things were invented... sitting here... feeling slightly relieved to get a little bit of room space back.  No one explained to me exactly how much stuff kids accumulate.  How can someone so small have stuff that takes up SO MUCH SPACE!? Strollers, car seats, swings, high chair... Ugh!  Thank goodness for this toy net...

I wonder if they make something like this for my shoes...


Saturday, January 5, 2013


The Mr. vs My Online Shopping Habit

The Mr. - Now what did you get?

Me - It's a nut bowl. Isn't it the cutest thing ever?! (Happily places the bowl next to the cutest salt and pepper shakers ever)

The Mr. - What the hell are you going to use that for?

Me - Ummm... Your nuts.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Little Ladybug

The Chitlin loves ladybugs... She loves them SO much.. I know because she told me. She lovvves ladybugs... castles... pottys...lamps... pretty much everything she sees.  BUT, she reeealllyy loves ladybugs.  I got her one of the sponges for the bath with a giant ladybug on it in order to help coax her into the tub at night (she loves the bath once she's in there... just hard getting her to go in *sigh*).  Anyhoo... I used the ladybug to get her into the tub and in she went... and then she gave it a big hug and said, "I love you ladybug".  I smiled and then felt guilty... because my kid was sitting in a bathtub hugging a wet sponge. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


The Holidays were cray cray (I don't care if I'm in my 30's... I still want to use the expression "cray, cray").  We were all over the place... Orange County, L.A., the Desert, Vegas... We spent so much time in the car we were ready to kill each other.

While the Mr. drives and I stare drowsily at the road...

the Mr. - You are NOT allowed to fall asleep right now!

Me -  Why not?!  It's a 3 hour drive and you know I get narcolepsy while driving long distances.

the Mr. - NO SLEEPING!!!

Me - Fine. .....I have to pee.


All which resulted into having no problem with New Years Eve looking like this...
Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday... Bring it on 2013