I must reference cute little drink packets which are added to water bottles at every chocolate tasting party I have, since we offer a product that works kind of like that. I'd only really noticed them before in the aisle by the kool-aid when I shop for drinks for my daughter, but now I know you can click for crystal lite.
They've got tons of flavors, and buying a bottle of water on the go to add your own flavor has got to be cheaper and somewhat healthier than another 20 oz bottle of soda, right? I wonder if they've thought about making them flat packets instead of tubes...I think they'd fit better in men's pockets or wallets that way...
Yay! I already warned you there would be more than a bit of personal apparel here, right? Today while looking for new shoes that would be cute, but still flats so I don't kill any comfort left in my back, I found these adorable "Fit in Clouds" foldable flats! I honestly can't see them lasting forever, being foldable and all, but a few pairs at a reasonable price might be fun!
I was most drawn to these adorable retro style ones, but the different colors of snakeskin ones would be nicely funky too. Based on their sizing information, it looks like I'd be wearing a Large.
Honestly, I never expect to feel really 'motivated' on the weekend. I'm usually just too busy! I need to keep doing the specific stuff that needs to get done - I don't need to be inspired to add more to the already nearly impossible list!
Matt Booth may be able to add more in. He seems to be walking about a bit more 'adult-oriented' weekend, though. Today, we've got a birthday party for a five-year-old, followed by a (sort of) date night - hubby's coming with me to a quartermania fundraiser I'm doing with my Dove business. Have you been to an event like this? Should be fun to actually try and win some things instead of just slaving away tonight ;)
Tomorrow I've got a chocolate tasting party about an hour from home, but I need to fit in a delivery of the flowers Maggie sold for her baton fundraiser too. I don't think there's any exceptionally convenient way to do it; I just need to dive in and get it all done!
Busy day! I forgot I said I'd ride along on hubby's road trip to a junk yard a couple hours away. But it was fun. And I'll make the calls I meant to make today on Monday.
Good thing this is supposed to be random...I keep getting distracted by Facebook and forgetting I'm trying to post at all!
Taco salad for dinner tonight - yummo!
I should totally be stamping order forms right now, but that works best at the big table downstairs, and the boy gets fussier when he can see me. So I'm hiding out and posting instead.
Candy Crush continues to drive me nuts. Now it's level 109... Someone posted a secret to unlimited lives, but I very carefully didn't read it. The limited lives keep me engaged with real life. Which is necessary.
What other things should I ask for as gifts for my birthday?
It looks like Maggie will be getting her Monster High comforter to match her new Monster High sheets. Happy girl, happy girl. And happy mommy that we...um...share interests ;) Go zombies!
I would love to add three more team members to my Dove business this month. The kit is on sale (which very seldom happens!) for just $85 including shipping! You don't have to live near me to join my team - just be anywhere in the 48 contiguous states. We can totally train via email, phone calls and internet.
I think I left my pain pills in the car. Gotta go get those.
I completely have let us all enjoy a cupcake before dinner, but now there's still three more left of our half dozen. I want more!!
So in thinking about my post earlier today, I'm really worried I sounded a bit...well...demanding. Although I suppose hubby never just asks for the best air compressor without a list of specifications either. Is it really just what we're used to?
Because honestly? I have an easier time shopping for my mom than my dad. Because I feel more confident that I 'get' what she wants. I don't suppose anyone will ever be fully enough into the head of someone of the opposite gender to really get how they think.
I'm not exactly sold on the title for these posts yet, but I figured that can't stop me from writing them! Otherwise how will everyone know what to get me?? :P
There's definitely going to be some clothes on this list. I've been sort of drawn to some patterned bottoms lately (maybe because bottoms tend to fit me better than tops?). Anyway, if you look at something like this gorgeous maxi-skirt for me, please consider getting me a solid-color top to match. Because I don't have many tops, and I'd hate to have a new skirt and not be able to wear it because I had no decent shirt to pair it with. Just sayin... Oh, and probably a size Medium. I think. My newest jeans are a 7, which falls exactly between a small and a medium on the sizing chart. Ugh. Just cruel, you know?
Jack's not having the best week. And that probably started some time last week. Hubby thinks he's fighting some illness (because he's sick himself, I think), but I really think it's just age and a stage - maybe with a bit of teething or something. See, the boy isn't really acting uncomfortable, he's just really, really, very clingy lately. As in, I'm getting little to nothing done since he wants me with him All. The. Time.
But I'm really mostly okay with this. Sure, it's frustrating, but I'm very lucky I'm not a business lawyer raleigh nc or something. I can be here, at his beck and call, until he's comfortable again. Today that meant an episode of Sesame Street when I could have been making a couple phone calls, nursing him to sleep in my lap instead of writing out the grocery list, and unfortunately breaking his heart while I took the fastest shower in history.
I'm a stay-at-home mom. I want my kids healthy and happy above all else. And 'all else' frequently involves my comfort at this point, but that's okay too. They're only babies once, and I don't want to miss a good - or even not-so-good - moment of it.
Less than one month til my birthday!! I'm thinking about starting in just a couple days with suggestions for my birthday - you know, sort of how I do my Christmas holiday countdown? I know the Christmas one I go with the 12 days...what random number should I pick for my birthday? And it can't be my age, because it's too late to fit all of those in before the big day!
And what would you ask for if it was your birthday?? I've had to do research for other blog posts before, but this is totally one of my favorites ;)
I have a confession. One of my feel-good, motivational things I purposely leave lying around is a boring old quarter. But if you remember all the state quarters that were really popular a few years ago, you'll appreciate this is the Missouri quarter. It has a picture of the St Louis arch, and it reminds me that in just a couple months I will be in St Louis with one of my dearest friends (okay, actually a whole lot of my friends, but one exceptionally special person I usually see once a year) at the Dove Chocolate Discoveries' National Conference. I can't wait!!
Are coins something special or lucky for you? Maybe you browse through golden eagle coins the way some people spend hours at a fabric store, or browsing through scrapbook supplies. I have an old Tootsie Roll bank around here somewhere with a bunch of coins which are special to me, but I don't know if they actually have any real value besides the one printed on them. They're either wheat pennies, or buffalo nickels, or dollar or half-dollar coins. Not necessarily collector's items, but unique and special to me.