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Yesterday marked the 26th time I’ve tried to put a side braid in my hair.  OK, I may be exaggerating, but I tried and and tried & after twisting the last part of the rubber band around my hair, I sported that braid all day long. 

Roman was instantly in love with my “princess hair” and kept telling me how pretty I look.  Goodness, he’s just awesome ~ I should start lending him out for women who need a little boost!  He will kiss you, tell you how pretty you are, compliment your every move, tell you he missed you when you leave the room… I’m beyond blessed to have him in my life.  I could wake up with 5 new zits, run to his room to get him in the morning and he’d still say, “Mommy, you’re so pretty.”  I know he’s going to be the best husband when he grows up.  Anyway, my braid became Roman’s security handle for the day and he just loved tugging on it.  Not to leave Rocco out but he didn’t seem to care much about the braid – He gives compliments out when someone is dressed up!  They are both just sooo sweet (& yes, bad at times too).

I left the guys behind to grocery shop (aka. my weekend time that I run into TJ Maxx and complain about how long the grocery store line was)!  They were stocked!  One of the things people always say to me is, “How do you always find such awesome pieces and good buys at TJ Maxx and every time I go there, I don’t find anything!?!”  Well, here’s the key.  You need to ask the manager or someone who works there full time, when AND what time their shipments come each week.  Then, you need to go within a few hours of the shipment to get the very best things.  They are really good about stocking the shelves when a shipment arrives & women who know their shipment schedule will go and snatch up all the best items first!  Become one of those women (like me)!  I will admit, I do live about 2 minutes from the store and if I absolutely had to, I could walk.  On Saturday, I found a pair of white, skinny leg jeans for $19 that look so much better than the $175 pair I recently saw online.  I’m thrilled.  Keep your eyes open for my post on: How To Hem your own Jeans.  My seamstress charges around $15 for hemmed jeans & being that I paid $19 for new whites… We CAN do this!

Saturday afternoon was spent at an amazing 2nd birthday party.  Rocco threw a royal fit because I woke him up and then he wanted to wear his bike pajamas while I was changing him.  The car-ride to the party was AWFUL & Roman just looked at him as if he was the most psychotic boy he knew.  He kept saying, “Rocco, why you cryin’? Stop crying!”  Then, it was like someone flipped his switch.  We entered the plan of homes where the party was, Rocco saw a cat in a nearby yard and snapped out of it.  Immediately stopped throwing his fit and said, “Look at that cat over there!”  Brian and I looked at each other giving eyes that said, ‘Seriously, what just happened?’ ~ We decided to talk about the fit after the party & the afternoon couldn’t have gone better.  Great party, great food, great friends, great celebration!

Before I leave you, I am so excited to share our new site with you!  I’m putting last minute touches on it and updating and editing the material.  I’ve figured out what I want to share & talk about with you and it really is about my favorite things: Family, Faith, Food, Fashion & all the in betweens!  Its pink & gold, girly & screams ME!  As soon as I saw the layout, colors, design – I knew it had to be mine.  Keep your eyes open!





For the past 3 1/2 years, I’ve woken up to the sound of a little boy calling, “MOOOOMMMMYYY!!!!! I’M UP!”  Don’t get me wrong, I love it-Much better than an annoying beep in my left ear.  This was a different morning.  I hear a sweet voice whisper, “Hi…” I open my eyes and there’s hubby! Glance around, not a toddler boy in sight… Check the clock behind Brian’s head- 8:20am WHAT!?!  Wonder if something’s wrong?  2 boys. 8:20am. Quiet House. Hubby & I now awake on a Saturday morning all by ourselves?  Now THAT’S how to start a weekend!

I made Egg Sandwiches for everyone today.  Roman’s Prayer- “Ank You Jesus. Amen. Clap. Clap.”  Brian and I share a laugh 😉  The 4 of us sat and ate breakfast and soon after, Brian had a Starbucks Craving.  He opened the basement door… “GROSS!”  It wreaked like a dead animal.  Hubby asks if I left a dirty diaper down there.  *eye roll* (I may be ‘known’ for many things, but leaving poopy diapers sitting out around the house isn’t one of them)  While Brian got Starbucks, I dressed the boys and myself and noticed my hair was wavy from going to bed with wet hair last night.  Not often my poke straight hair has a little wave in it.  Brian must have liked it – He snapped a pic after handing me my Mocha.  Ahhh… Slept in, Hubby brought SBux, I have wavy hair (which just feels weird) Its gonna be a good day, I can feel it!

I left the house so Brian could figure out the stink in the basement (playroom).  I was supposed to be grocery shopping but somehow my Piggy Toes took me right into Target!  OOPS… As soon as I walked in: MISSONI FOR TARGET! OH MY!  This could seriously be dangerous.  and we may have to eat pasta all week for me to have a mini Target splurge.  I could cut the grocery bill for this.  Didn’t all this stuff sell out in 1 day?  That was the hype!  I tried to squeeze my foot into a pair of fabulous pumps that were a sz. to small.  No go.  I picked up a new pair of rain boots instead.  DON’T YOU LOVE RAIN BOOTS?  I DO!  I started a little Christmas shopping before I came to my senses and realized I HAD TO GET TO THE GROCERY STORE.  Went to Walmart for all the Organics I buy there (Cascadian Farm, Earthbound Goodness, Kashi, Horizon, Stonyfield…)  I saw one too many crazy’s and couldn’t take it anymore.  See ya Walmart!  Seriously, is it rude to ask, “WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM?”  I have to go to Giant Eagle now.

I got home & walked into this… 2 Doctor’s Kits spread out onto the floor, tool bench and tools on the other side of the room, music instruments and balls everywhere, 20 books in the corner of the room and behind me…cars & cut up paper.

The boys were in the front yard thatching…

I’m tired & its mid-day.  All that shopping did me in.

HOPE YOUR SATURDAY HAS FANTASTIC, SO FAR!  If I may make a suggestion to you, Sneak Out of the House, Grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte from SBux, Stop into Target and buy something Missoni and after you read this, Post a little Comment Below telling me about YOUR trip!  If you don’t do that, tell me about your day anyway 😉