Monday, August 31, 2009
Today is the kiddies first day BACK TO SCHOOL! This morning started off a little after 5am( why it takes my Diva teenage daughter an hour and a half to get ready for school is ridiculous)!! Shortly after she departed, it was time to wake up my second grade son. He took an hour himself to get dressed and ready for school. He was so excited about meeting his new teacher and making new friends!
I am so proud of my children and the people they are becoming. They are respectful, smart, friendly and both looked fashionably fabulous for their first day at school!! I held them tight, hugged them and kissed them before they left, I then proceeded to take pictures (lots of them). This annoyed them. I know, because they told me so, but whatever; I 'm da mamma!!
I was oh so emotionally sappy this morning, it took all I had not to cry. Sending my babies out into the world after months of having them under my wing and close to me was gut wrenching. I am not sure what hurts more the fact that they are growing up or that we can not do anything about it.
Shortly after the kiddies left, my hubby also left for work and I was home alone. I am left to wonder what ever will I do, with the day all to myself??? Since last week was a bit chaotic, I have plenty to keep me busy. I have real exciting stuff planned; I even made a list...laundry, dishes, dusting, vacuuming and more laundry.
I can't complain and won't complain about my domestic duties. After becoming a DomesticEngineer a year ago, I have been granted the opportunity to enjoy so much of my children's life. It is a total change of pace from the glamorous sales job I had, but this is what life is all about..FAMILY and I thank God for my healthy FABULOUS family!!!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Not only are crazy people attracted to me, but I also claim some of the craziest mishaps.
A few months ago, I stopped in at one of my favorite stores. Shortly after walking in, I couldn't help but to notice, from the corner of my eye a woman staring at me. My initial thought was this woman has good taste; she was wearing a gorgeous pair of sling back heels and had the cutest matching handbag.
Coincidentally, we kept running into each other. Like every other aisle. When we reached the back end of the store, I felt this awkward stalkerish vibe, as though she may have been following me. So I subtly, yet sarcastically turned and asked in a playful voice "are you following me"? Her answer just about rocked my world, when she answered, Yes!
I stopped and asked if we knew each other. Her reply was, NO. She followed up by saying "you have great hair, can I touch it"? I shook my head and looked at her like she had a third eye, while asking back "YOU want to touch my hair"?
Being a Latina woman and semi superstitious I didn't want her to give me evil eye (story for another day), so I agreed and let this wacko touch my hair. Within a split second I pulled away and she launched a million questions. She asked what shampoo I used, where I got my hair did and how long it had taken to grow my hair out?
I replied with a bit of sarcasm, that I do nothing special to my hair....except beat the hell out of it with a hair dryer, flat iron and cheap hairspray. I also sarcastically said, Good hair was my gift from God...I would have preferred a fast metabolism, but no such luck.
Totally creeped out at this point, I was saved by the bell when my cellphone rang. It was the universe saving me, or so I thought. I then headed to the check out aisle, making sure Crazy was not in line; however when I looked back guess who was behind me??? Yep, Crazy was back! I quickly reached for my cellphone and made a bogus call to my own house, I know ridiculous!!
Later that evening I shared my stalker story with my girlfriends and we had a good laugh.
What would you have done???
Friday, August 28, 2009
~To keep your clothes fresh, while stored in your dresser drawers; place fragranced dryer sheets or wrapped potpourri in drawer.
Enjoy this Fabulous Friday!!!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.Peacock feathers, leather and lace...this is what kept catching my eye, while shopping yesterday! It was a lovely afternoon; my mother came out to visit and we took the kiddies to lunch and shopping. This was the final run before school starts.
Everywhere I turned there were new fashions and accessories, just screaming...BUY ME, so I did! I found this beautiful headband with small and delicate peacock feathers, it is not obtrusive, the feathers have been rounded to subtly lie on your head. This was my dare to be different. I found the piece to be darling and fabulous! The perfect accessory for me to wear this Saturday to a Bridal Shower.
I am so in love with the vintage accessories that have made a comeback. I was so excited about my peacock find, yet a bit skeptic on if I could pull it off. So I called my sister and she encouraged me to wear it. She said that a peacock feather symbolizes; beauty, knowledge, power and some say it symbolizes immortality. The beautiful array of colors and shades in a peacock feather range from brown, green, blue and purple, which makes this piece extremely versatile.
Now onto the leather and lace, OOH-La-La, this fall seasons trends are risque...love'em. But yesterday was not about me, so to avoid cranky kids, I did not try on any new fashions, but I do have a date with myself to go back and browse in the weeks to come.
What Fabulous Finds have you found for Fall?
Quote above, borrowed from CoCo Chanel
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
They both ducked out of sight and peeked through the window enough to send catcalling whistles to my neighbor. She told the boys, I can still see you, they both ducked and giggled.
This morning at breakfast, I asked my son, what the comment and whistling was all about??
Mom: Were you whistling at Cassie last week?
Son: I can't remember...
Mom: Did you yell out your window, your cousin thinks she is hot?
Son(with a shit eat'n grin) Yes....
Mom: What do you know about being hot??
Son: (no response, look of a deer in headlights...busted!)
And so it begins, my son's admiration for women. Well, actually I think it began few years ago, when my son was five. He was outside playing with the girl from next door, when she bent over to grab a toy, my son took it upon himself to spank her booty! The mother caught him and said "We don't hit". My son's quick response was "She had a bug on her butt"!
For the record, these are not behaviors he learns at home, his father is a gentleman and does not catcall whistle for me or smack my butt (well, not in front of the kids).
I think my son has a thing for blondes, both the girls in this story are blonde hotties who's names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I was very proactive this year and spared myself the mental break down; however there is still some clothes shopping to do. I love to shop, I can spend hours browsing and strolling around the mall, but when I take my Diva teenage daughter and seven year old son clothes shopping it is always a grueling and exhausting experience!
My fashion forward seven year old son is quite the Fashionisto. He knows what trends are in and loves anything name brand. His style is a mix of Rocker meets Skater. I try to do his clothes shopping alone, because if the hubster comes along, then my son ends up with ridiculous items like a "Fedora". Yes, a Fedora!! He set his eyes on this beauty while shopping for spring clothes; my hubby caved and bought it. It is safe to say that my hubby lives vicariously through our son?
Diva on the other hand is a totally different story, even though she is not into name brands, her motto is as long as it fits and looks good, she will wear it. She inherited my body, curvy and busty; not the easiest to dress! She gets frustrated very quickly and it's all down hill from there. The saving grace this year is we started early and are almost done with her clothes shopping. But now she wants a new phone...does it ever end?
Before leaving for work this morning, my hubby did say for me to keep my eye out for anything I needed for my trip to VEGAS in October, so I guess it won't be so bad to take the kiddies shopping after all; Momma needs a new pair of shoes!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I have been waiting ever so patiently to see the movie Julie & Julia, as well as one of my girlfriends who is in from out of town. The Sassy Chica's are gathering to enjoy this Saturday, "Sassy Style"
Friday, August 21, 2009
After what seemed like the most liberating week and a half, I stepped on the scale this morning and Hot Damn, I had lost 1.5 pounds. I will take it; after all a loss is a loss, right?
I was besides myself, really at awe. I have been working hard for months to lose 25by35. I am tickled pink and a wee bit closer to my goal. I am ready to try new things, like half the calorie Cocktails.
After reflecting on how I managed push past my plateau, I remembered that due to the medication I was taking from my ridiculous Sinusitis. I was not suppose to drink while on meds, so I refrained from drinking these past two weeks, which I think may have led to the loss.
Let's face it giving up cocktails or even happy hour is no fun, so I searched the Internet and this is what I found...."SkinnyTinis, All The Fun For Half The Calories", by Teresa Marie Howes.
Hello Gorgeous, where have you been all my life??
I will take one for the team (sarcasm of course) and try a half calorie cocktail this weekend. I will be sure to report back. Have a Fabulous Friday!!!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Question 1: Who do you think is the hottest movie star? Selma Hayek...Bow-chika-bow-wow, this Chica is smok'in and exudes Sassy'ness!
Question 2 : Apart from your house and your car, what is the most expensive thing you've ever bought? That would have to be my education at ONU....Go Fighting Tigers!!
My most treasured memory, would have to be one of the last conversations I had with my father. He told me how much he loved me, respected me, and that he was proud of me as a mother, woman and daughter. He also encouraged me to enjoy life, love and be loved!
Question 4: What is the best gift you ever received as a child?
This may not be the best gift, but it sure was one of the funniest. When I was nine, I asked Santa for a kitty. I remember receiving a beautifully wrapped box with the words Kitty inside. When I opened the box, there was a kitty, but not the kind you keep as a pet. It was a Hello Kitty piggy bank. My heart sank and I asked my parents, what is this? My father responded, "you asked for a kitty, so I bought you Hello Kitty"! My mother looked at me, shrugged her shoulders and laughed. Good times!
Question 5: What is the biggest mistake you've ever made? I can not recall the biggest, but here is one of the most recent, OfficiallyACougar
Question 6: Give four words to describe yourself.
Ambitious, Lively, Stylish and Saucy
Question 7: What was your highlight or low light in 2008?
I lost my job(lowlight). Highlight, I became a DomesticEngineer and am having the time of my life.
Question 8: What is your favorite film?
There are so many...if I had to narrow it down, it would be: Steel Magnolias & Godfather. I am complex Chica with many facets, like a diamond.
Question 9: Tell something not generally known about yourself.
My biggest fear is failure!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
" A girl should be two things, Classy and Fabulous". ~Coco ChanelI had the pleasure of working with the "Queen of Awesome" this week. Crissy, from Crissy's Blog Design, is the mastermind behind my fabulous new blog and twitter design! It is everything I hoped for and more.
Anyone who knows me, understands that I am an extremely particular Chica, with high expectations and a my own sense of style. After reviewing my old blog, Crissy had an abundance of suggestions and pictures to start with. We brainstormed a few ideas and she independently rolled with it the rest of the design. To my amazement, in a matter of hours, she had a test blog design ready for me to view. I was in love and by the very next day, she had my new design uploaded and ready to go. Along with instructions on how to navigate my way around, which to me is priceless!!
A little more about Crissy; she is a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautiful children, who has been designing blogs for a few years. Recently, she decided to start her own business. To view her site and portfolio click on her button in my left column.
It is with great appreciation of her fabulous work and keen eye for detail, that I highly recommend Crissy to design your blog.
Marvelous job Chica, my blog is both classy and fabulous!!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I am a Latina woman with naturally tanned skin, which pales out in the winter months. I use to avoid the sun at all cost, up until a few years ago, when I found much relaxation and fun basking in the sun! My mother who is fabulously gorgeous with a perfectly proportioned body(which I did not inherit), gave me a complex about being in the sun, while I was growing up.
I have light angel kisses(freckles) on my cheeks, that multiply and slightly darken when I am in the sun. My mom use to say "stay out of the sun or your freckles will multiply and connect". She would also say that she knew someone this happened to. Which in all reality had nothing to do with the freckles, but a skin disorder that caused brown blotches. Oh, my mother and her kookey ways...
I am by no means George Hamilton tanned, but I am fiercely tanned and refuse to let the statement that I am too tanned, keep me out of the sun!! Living in Midwest has it's perks...I love it here; however summer is so short lived. In just a few weeks the pools and beaches will close, the temperatures will drop, seasons will change and there will be no more frolicking in the sun!
So I am going to whoop it up while I can and enjoy these Fabulous Summer Days!!!
Monday, August 17, 2009
I rarely write about my Diva teenage daughter on my blog. Not really sure why?? I think it may be that some of the things she does are not funny, but frustrating. Or maybe because she reads this blog and I don't want to offend.
Except for today, gloves are off. I am sharing with the world just how ridiculous she is, serves her right!
Yesterday, Diva asked me for permission to spend the day at her friends house. Like the cool mom I am, I gave her permission and was specific on what time I wanted her home. I also asked her to call me, when she got to her friends house. Hours passed by and no phone call. The time I had set for her to be home also came and went. A few hours later, Diva arrived home! She nonchalantly walks in, ready to blurt out what ever ridiculous excuse she had conjured up. I was not having it and sent her to her room, after I scolded her for being late and grounded her until she turned at least 30.
A little while after she had been home, I guess she thought I was a bit more calm and she could talk to me.
Diva: Mom, I have something to show you!
Me:(in a snide response,still pissed): I don't want to see it!
Diva then stood directly in front of me, turned around and showed me that she bleached the tips of her hair
Me: UN-F'ing-BELIEVABLE, what did you do?!?!?!?!
Diva: I think it looks Amazing!
Me: Yea, well I think you look like an idiot!
Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad if it had been a professional job; however her friend who is always bleaching and coloring her own hair: purple, red, blue, etc did a horrible job! Let me also state that Diva's hair is black, with now reddish/blondish(not really sure what color it is) uneven tips. It looks like the tail of a Cat!
The only word worth repeating that came to mind and out of my mouth repeatedly was, UNBELIEVABLE!!! School starts in less than two weeks and Diva's hair looks ridiculous, serves her right.
These are the joys of being a mother to a teenager daughter, CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!!!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Guess which Chica is getting Saucy at SITScation 2009??? This Chica, is getting Sassy and Saucy at SITScation 2009!!
I use to be a renegade follower of SITS, not really sure why I never joined??? I would log on daily, enjoy the featured blogger and learn about new blogs. Until a few weeks ago, I had an epiphany, that by joining sits I would be part of a fabulous community...so I registered and left my rebel ways behind me.
Two Friday's ago, after a night out with our neighbors, I came home (2AM'ish) logged on to SITS and learned that there were two tickets to SITScation available. Like the somewhat superstitious Chica I am, I immediately thought "it's a sign" and sent an email to every address provided on the site, asking for a ticket. A few days later, I received word that I was one of the lucky Chica's to get a ticket, hollaaaaaa!!!
This week I booked my room and can officially say "I will be getting Saucy at SITScation 2009"!! Look out Vegas, here I come!!! I have never been to 'SinCity', and can't imagine why they would call it that(sarcasm, of course), but I am determined to find out!!
The hubster is on the fence about whether or not he will travel with me. I mean he will have to amuse himself all day Saturday, while I am at the conference. Which I am certain, he will have no problems finding something to do! So my next assignment is to continue to shop for flights and hope to find a fabulous deal. After all, when "it's a sign", everthing puts itself into place!
VEGAS OR BUST, BABY!!
Friday, August 14, 2009
My favorite day of the week is Friday! Don't get me wrong I also love Saturday and Sundays, but there is just something about the energy and excitement of Fridays, that tickles my fancy!
Tonight I will be joining my fellow neighborhood Chica's for our Monthly 'Ladies Night'. Our group started out as 4neighbors who wanted to get to know each other better over a glass of wine and some food.
After the first few months our circle grew from 4Chica's to 15 and now, well I don't know the count. Not all of our attendees live in our neighborhood, it is an open invitation to anyone who wants a night out...the more the merrier!!
I stand by my statement that "I live in on the best block in the world" and have the best neighbors! Its amusing that we even do Ladies Night since most of us hang out every weekend anyway..but that's just how we roll. Our parties are never shy of food or drink, each attendee brings an appetizer or dessert and a drink to share. Lots of food, lots of drinks and lots of fun.
Most, if not all of the neighbors we hang out with are coupled or married so the male significant others use to get jealous that just the Chica's would gather, so they formed their own guys night to play poker. The twist is we always end up together at the end of the night! Either they end up at our party or we will crash theirs (with food in hand of course)!
What will you be doing on this Fabulous Friday Night??
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Summer and warm weather are short lived in our neck of the woods. We had a late start to summer this year, with unseasonably cool temperatures. The hubster and I are determined to make the most of the rest of summer!! Today we are going to shake things up, Grill some surf and turf for dinner and enjoy Frozen Margarita's. "After all Thursday Is The New Friday"!!
When it comes to Margarita's, I have had many fabulous renditions, however I prefer the ready to serve 'Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita, with Grand Marnier'. You can find this premixed concoction in the Liquor aisle, usually next to the Jose Cuervo Tequila.
This premixed Margarita can be served on ice, shaken with ice and served in a chilled glass, or poured into a blender with ice to make a Fabulous Frozen Margarita!
Here is what you will need to prepare your glass for this liquid fun:
- Cocktail Glass
- Coarse Salt
- Lime Wedge
- Slice of lime
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I have been working with my seven year old to prepare him the best I can for the second grade. I was impressed that over the summer he retained much of what he had learned in first grade, until we got to counting coins.
We made it through the denominations, size and which president was on the dime, nickel and penny; here is what happened when we got to the quarter....
Mom asks: Which coin is the Quarter
Son replies: The big one
Mom asks: What is the denomination?
Son replies: twenty five cents
Mom asks: Who is on the Quarter
Son, a bit puzzled, but replies: George Clooney
It took all I had not to laugh out loud!! I looked at my son and explained that he had done very well, but George Clooney is not on the quarter nor on any U.S currency.
Hats off George Clooney even my seven year old knows you!!! And just for the record, I think you are a FOX!!
Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I've learned that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
I've learned that it takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it.
I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes, after that, you'd better know something.
I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you'll see them.
I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grieve.
I've learned that writing, As well as talking, Can ease emotional pains.
I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.
I've learned to love and be loved.
I first read this poem (which is much longer) at the young age of sixteen. Over the years I have often remembered the words, as it impacted the way I view life. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Today's Sassy Chica bookshelf entry is not for the weak at heart or the easily offended....if your going to keep reading, please know you have been forewarned!
"His Little Black Book", by Thea Devine.
An intro from the authors website:
In a swanky café in midtown Manhattan, three twenty something gals convene to discuss how to achieve their ultimate fantasy: becoming lusciously sexy, irresistibly seductive mistresses to supremely wealthy older men. Founders of their very own Mistress Club—Brooke, a confident brunette; Delia, a feisty blond sexpot; and MJ, an ambitious, red-haired siren—have sworn off unsatisfying one-night stands, vowing to take control of their sex lives. And thanks to Brooke, they have a set of guidelines for becoming elegant mistresses of sin
The intro says it all!
I enjoyed this book, by the pool side with a stiff....cocktail!
Friday, August 7, 2009
I have an ability to attract some crazy people...don't believe me check this out.
A few weeks back I ran into some Sassy Chica's at the pool. Both of these Chica's were Sexy, Young(35'ish), Single and ready for change. On this particular day I had gone to the pool with some neighbors (which is always a good time).
While enjoying the day, I was also enjoying a good book(a steamy romance, bow-chicka-bow-wow), which kept me entertained. All the while these two Chica's sitting next to me, kept looking over smiling and would talk loud enough, as though they wanted to include me in their conversation, here is a tidbit:
Chica #1: "I am so ready to move out of this F'ing state".
Chica #2: "Really why is that"?
Chica #1: I have F'd up enough in this state; seen it all, done them all and ready for change! And all the good guys are married.
Chica #2: I hear ya sista, where do you want to move to?
Chica #1: Indiana, I have a hot man waiting for me there...after I break up with this loser I'm dating!
Chica #2: Do you need a roommate?? I will move to Indiana with ya?
An hour later these Chica's broke the ice and offered me some of their boot legged cocktails, they snuk into the pool. Stored in adult size sippy cups and some low-cal chips. I did what any good natured Chica would do and accepted. Cocktails and chips, on a hot summer day, I'm in!!
I befriended them quickly, because for the next few hours they talked about anything and everything under the sun(literally). These Chica's could talk the horns off a BillyGoat! And let me just say they had no boundaries and no topic was off limits!
Just one more story to add to my crazy chica list...."like crazy stalker lady", except these girls were no stalkers and if they were they could follow me anytime!!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
After self diagnosing and self medicating for months of sinus pressure, allergies and an extreme summer cold; I finally went to see a Doctor. During this visit, I came to terms with the fact that this Sassy Chica is not medically trained.
I mentioned to the Dr. that my symptoms started in February, she was not at all impressed with me. I broke the camels back (per'se) when I told her that I took six days of left over penicillin to cure my summer cold(whoopsie).
At first the DR. looked at me like I was insane, then she realized her mouth was open in amazement! She composed herself, thanked me for being honest and gave me a good ol' talking to about taking old medication.
Before I had met with the Dr, I met with her nurse; told her I was guilty of self diagnosing & medicating. I just couldn't help but to ask her if they had a name for patients like me (since I would be blogging about it). She looked at me like I was crazy and said "No", there is no name for patient like you. I call Bullshit, I know back at their nurses station they(the nurses) brief the Doctors with something like...we have one of thooosse again.
Well regardless, I am now on the road to recovery with the appropriate medicine and a good ol' talking to.
Side-note: The hubster, drove me to my Dr appointment; I thought it was for support, it was not! He wanted to hear first hand what the Doctor had to say. This also gave him a chance to say things like, "I told you so" and "See what you've done"...what a trader!! On the flip side he is being extremely comforting, I just may milk this a little longer!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
My hubby has asked me to refrain from using the word 'Crazy'(loosely) unless I was referring to being Crazy in love....
It all started over ten years ago when the hubster and I started dating. One night, while he was courting me over fabulous dinner and I happen to make a comment about being crazy. He smiled at me and nodded, not really sure what to say.
Ten years later he jokes that after hearing I was crazy, he should have run for the hills. I stand my ground and say, "I warned you pal". From the get go I told you I was crazy and you married me anyways! He stands his ground and says he could not run since he was 'crazy in love' with me and thought it was a figure of speech.
Yesterday, my hubby calls me (like he usually does from work) to check in and and ask, how my day was going? I answered in an extremely annoyed voice that I was going crazy!!! The kids were in full swing, it was hot as hell outside and I still had not posted anything on my blog.
Later that evening, my hubby asked me ever so politely, "Honey can you please refrain from using the word CRAZY...it makes me nervous". I instantly busted out in uncontrollable laughter and thought to myself...are you F'ing kidding me???
After I had my laugh, I agreed not to use the word CRAZY, loosely...(as much).
The funniest part of this story is he asked me not to blog about it....good thing he does not read my blog.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This knuckle head bird is hilarious! Pete, (the name I gave him) is a cute yellow bird with black wings. He has valiantly tried to peck his way into my living room, via three different windows...on multiple occasions. I think he smells my good cooking or is simply just a pecker head!
At first I thought, maybe this bird flew into my window on accident, until he started to visit regularly!! I have taken pictures of this oh so cute little fella to make him famous and post him on my blog (sarcasm of course).
Actually, I took the pictures because other wise I don't think my hubby would have believed me. And I need him to check all the vents on the exterior of our home to make sure Pecker Head Pete has not built a nest.
I went to the best resource I know to find answers (the Internet), to see if I could find out what kind of bird Pecker Head Pete is, but no such luck. Either his beak is the wrong color or he doesn't have the right stripes on his back....what ev, I think my little Renegade friend is Fabulous!!
Monday, August 3, 2009
This has got to be the worst plateau, I have ever met. My fellow Chica's say "Maybe your building muscle, which weighs more that fat"...I say "Fat chance". I am eating right, getting enough rest, exercising at least an hour a day, and I even went as far as decreasing my alcohol intake(this is huge), and still nada, nothing, zilch!
Seriously, WHAT'S A GIRL GOTTA DO, to lose some weight???
I am currently reading "Master your Metabolism", by Jillian Michaels (I like it so far) and think I may try to go organic....I will keep you posted and let you know how that goes!