About the crazy.....

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Just a southern gal from Georgia who has a real problem with baking. And by problem I mean, I can't help myself! :D I am married to the love of my life, he puts up with me so well! I am mother to the most adorable, yet tough little boy. And mother to a most beautiful full of attitude, little girl. I can't forget about our 4-legged family members! Our terrier Lucy, Our Great Dane Milo, our mutty mutt Ellie and our cats Abbey and Sammy! I LOVE to bake and I am trying to start up my own cupcakery. I love vintage anything! My blog started out as a blog for my cupcakes, now it has turned into an everyday into the life of "ME" blog. Life is not perfect and wonderful all the time, you will hear me gripe, bahahaha, it isn't all cupcakes. Just a heads up per say. :D Hope your reading experience is enjoyable! And please be sure to comment, follow, and grab my button!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kidney Stones, Kuppies, & Puppies

  I have been laid up in the bed for 3 days! And if you knew me, this is almost impossible, for me to do. (And yes, the above picture is spot on, teddy and all, hahaha) Since I was 16, I have been graced with Kidney Stones. I have cut out caffeine and that helped tremendously, but here lately, after my heart surgery I have been drinking a smidge more. NOW I am regretting it! :) If you have ever had kidney stones, you know how they feel, and when one is there. For the past couple of days I have felt this way, so in the bed I stay, kinda nice & kinda not.

   My kids don't think it is so great, and my son comes in there with this sullen and creepy tone and asks, "Mommy, do you have "THE FEVER"?" hahaha. My little ladybug is feeling better, but now momma bear, not so hot. Let me tell you, when I am sick, normally I will do what needs to be done and keep going. But when I feel like I have a stone, NO WAY NO HOW. I am in the bed, crying of course, popping some ibuprofen and pain pills, waiting for the pain to subside. So, this is how I have spent my last 3 days. For some reason, I have also had a fever and my throat is killing me, WOW. :) 

  On to something more cheerful. CUPCAKES!! I hope to be feeling better by tomorrow, ha ha, and if so I am going to make different cupcakes. Not for anything special, just to get some cute and different "Designs" down. Even if they are just plain and simple, I refuse to spend another day laid up in the bed, whining like a baby. On the other hand, I have a fantastic hubby who does a great job at taking care of me! My poor husband has to practically force meds down my throat to make me feel better, I am not a big pill taker. 

  Although, he goes to KFC to buy me mashed potatoes, Chick-fil-a for their yummy soup, & gets out the homemade ice cream out of the freezer to soften. LOVE HIM. So sweet but I feel kind of bad, this is on top of bathing the kids, and being in his truck for 15 hours today from work and picking up rescues. But he loves us and I truly do have a wonderful husband, God has blessed me for sure!
        Our newest baby Sophie! ---------------------->
  Tonight my husband brought home our newest addition, Sophie! She is a gorgeous 8 week old Great Dane, who we received through our rescue organization, Dames for Danes! Sophie is a Mantle Dane and has the sweetest face ever! He also brought home one of her brothers too, his name is Boston. He has a family adopting him from Florida, so we are fostering him until they can get up here to pick him up. I have always wanted a Great Dane, and now we have two! I would love a couple more, but for now, 2 is good.                                   

  Well, I just wanted to write a quick entry. There is nothing worse than knowing and wanting to blog, but can't, because I have been sick and because I was too lazy to replace the batteries in my wireless mouse! :) Hope everyone has a good weekend!!                                 Boston Sleeping-->

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stroll Down Memory Lane

This is me with my Nana. Miss her.

Hey guys,

I just wanted to share a brief, "Stroll Down Memory Lane", of myself. :) I have a twin sister, fraternal, named Cherie. Let me start by saying, we are NOTHING alike, I'm not kidding. She is single (not married), no kids (except her dog, Dakota), great job, lives in AR, is just beautiful, and gets everything she wants. Me, married, 2 kids (and dogs and cats), owns my own home, stays home with kiddos, not too shabby looking, and my hubby works for everything we have. Now don't get me wrong, I love her with everything I have, even if we do argue A LOT. And I mean A LOT. I am trying to start my own cupcakery, and she is doing her thing with cookies.

  Odd, I know, yet neither one knew these things in advance. CREEPY. When I was pregnant with my son and I was having pains and issues, she would call and her body was mimicking my pain, IN HER- IN AR- NOT PREGO. HA HA. That is twins for ya. We get along for the most part, but shes very NY and I'm very GA. :) Any who, growing up we were together always, thanks for the attachment issues! When I was 16, I got into a very bad car accident and had to be life flighted. I broke my back, had road rash up my legs, and could not stay conscience.

  At this time in our lives, my sister felt she needed to move out to live with my dad. Of course I had to hear this laid up in the hospital. So she moved out the day she left my hospital room and she moved in with my dad. This was the day that things were different, very different. I felt betrayed because I felt I needed her the most then, and because the attention wasn't on her, she decided to turn it to her. Hence her moving out. We were those twins who would nearly kill each other in a fight, not screaming, we would go at it physically.

  And bad, my mom would just step back and yell at us to not kill each other or break anything, it was ridiculous. But at the same point, we always watched out for one another, even if we were arguing. I do miss my sister and her true self, and now she is still sweet, but just different. We talk when she has time or when I am not busy with the kids, and sometimes she visits. She still calls when shes sad or upset, and I still call when I am mad, mostly at her. I have been trying to get her to move back to GA, but so far, no luck. My kids, especially my son, love her to death! 'B' always says, "Mommy can we please go to Mimi's house today in AR?" Wish we could buddy, sorry. To be honest, I am not completely sure that she has even seen my blog, EVER. Not trying to go on and on, so here are some adorable pictures of the two of us. Back when we loved being around one another!
I am the blond, she is the brunette!

Me and my sister with our granddaddy. Me- Left Cherie- Right
Me eating jelly yum.

Us in the tub. Me-Right/ Her-Left

Getting our bottles! Im still looking, where is mine?

How beautiful! Even my sister with her eyes closed!

Such a stinker! Look at me compared to my daughter! I am on the left, Ladybug is on the right.

Go ahead and giggle, you know you want to, but I was the cutest dinosaur!

My sweet little sister!! How precious!
Good Times!
Our birthday! Me- Right/ Rie-Left/ Dad-top
Little sister! :)
We used to have such fun!
We look up to no good. Her- Left /Me-Right
Us with our cousins on our family farm. Me- Far right/Cherie- Far left

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Way Back Wednesday!

Welcome to the first ever Way Back Wednesday with The Adventures of Goober Grape and Monkey Man, The Life of a Sippy Cup Mom! and Our Life With Jake!

I hope you'll join in and have some fun!

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**This week's topic: What Are Your Favorite Memories From Your Wedding?**

My favorite memories from my wedding would definitely have to be the simplicity of it. Me and my hubs have been together for 9 years! We had our son, 'B', when I was 21, and NOT married. EEEKKK!! Through a ton of horrible memories and good ones later, Miss Ladybug, decided to grace my womb with her prescence. And again, NOT MARRIED, EEEEEEKKKK!! I was sure at this point, my grandparents were going to disown me, or have a heart attack.

  But December of 2009, me and my hunny, went down to the courthouse alone, and got hitched. Doesn't sound very romantic, and it truly wasn't in the esscence of the word, but it was to me. I was already married to that man in my heart for the past nine years. We just made it official in God's eyes, and so my poor grandparents could relax if we decided to have a 3rd child. Which I would love, and so would he, but my heart isn't so sure.

  Have to have one more surgery, then I MIGHT be able to. So there it is, not very exciting and not very romantic, but its mine. ALL MINE. And now so is he, ahahaha. Yes, that was an evil laugh. ;) Oh and don't worry, we are already saving money so that we can have a proper reception for everyone who wasn't at the "Wedding". I know, it is already done, but this is what I want. :) And whatever "Lola wants, Lola gets".

Where o' where has my little blog been?

  It has been a hot minute, or at least it feels like it, since I have last posted. So much has been going on in my little world these past few days. First off, my little ladybug is feeling 75% better, no more rash or fever! WOO-HEW! She still isn't sleeping well, which means, I'm not either. :) Secondly, I hope every ones Father's Day was great! We made cookies and a cake for my husband and we bought him some brand new golf clubs! It was pretty exciting. I am sad to say though, with as much going on with ladybug, I COMPLETELY forgot to call my Father on Monday, his birthday! Horrible daughter I am.

   Called him on Father's Day and we spoke about his birthday, and then didn't even call him on his actual birthday! I will make it up to him next year with his 50th-- this means black icing for sure! :) This blog entry is going to be kind of all over the place, so hang on! My hubs received a lovely parking ticket, which actually was a very expensive "moving violation", for being parked in front of our OWN HOUSE! Seriously?! Unbelievable. And for the biggest drama in my life right now, I am just infuriated with this whole situation. How can you be such close and great friends with someone and help them through a crisis, just to have it thrown back in your face, and told that your friendship is disposable??

  I have no idea about how anyone else is, but that to me is inexcusable, we southern women do not treat people like that! I am not equipped, mentally, for such betrayal. Yes, it happens, and it wasn't the first. And I probably could have handled it better than I had, but come on! Are you kidding me? After everything I have ever done for you and your kids, and this is how you show appreciation? UGH. Some people have no tact, and for her "husband" to text me saying that I was a crappy friend?!?! HELLO! I took care of her when you left?! How would you know how good of a friend I am?! Had to vent, hurts actually.
  On to the next thing. As a woman, a southern one at that, I feel like dresses are a part of every day living. (Or at least once a month) But this southern gal does NOT do dresses. Not until recently, I have been buying a different dress or two for the past 3 weeks, what is wrong with me?! And between you and I, I actually love them! People, especially the elderly, always tell me how I have such an old soul. I never quite understood what they meant until a few years ago. If I had a previous life, it definitely would have been in the 30's..... Although, with my rebellious ways and smart mouth, maybe I lived in the 60's as well, burned a couple bras and all. HA HA.

  But I think that people are surprised to know that when I worked at Kroger, I LOVED senior citizen day! Most of them knew me very well, and I was like a granddaughter to most, and I absolutely adore older people. Everything about them, the way they dress, their stories from long ago, their memories and keepsakes. LOVE. I can get lost in antique stores for HOURS. Oh and lets not forget my deep love with the music. Something about the music captures me. I love anything from Frankie, and Deano, and Miss Ella, as well as Billie Holiday and John Coltrane, and Rosemary Clooney, The Andrews Sisters, Michael Buble (not from back then, but love), Miles Davis, I could keep going, but I won't. Their music is just fantastic, I love it, and thank goodness it is rubbing off on my kids. Now don't get me wrong, I love new music as well. Love love Muse, Foals, Damien Rice, Maroon 5, Kesha, Chris Botti, Thom Yorke, Band of Skulls, Swell Season, Flyleaf, Toby Mac.... A TON MORE!

  We are a very musical family! My grandmother was having a yard sale one weekend and I drove over to help her. She had the most plain and simple, yet beautiful dress, so I took it home. Well, I tried it on and it fit so well, then I had to button up near my boobs, and HA! No way. I called her up and she told me that she wasn't as skinny as I was at that age, but her boobs were not as big as mine. So hopefully on my new found diet and exercise kick, I will lose an inch or two! I would love to pair it with some baby pink pumps and a baby pink belt... or red. Classic.

  The 4th of July is coming up and I am decorating my house for it. Yes, I am one of those women who strives to decorate for every holiday, makes the home homier. :D And today I am prepping some sugar cookie dough for cookies and making some cupcakes! Some of these cookies are going to be sprinkled with sugar and baked, and others frosted with frosting and royal icing. Cupcake are strictly just "for show", doing something plain and cute. If you guys are not familiar with my Flickr, I have posted it below, as well as my FB and Twitter. :) Well, I hope you guys have a wonderfully great day and I have to clean house and prep for the litter of rescues we are getting this weekend! Can you imagine, a house full of Great Dane puppies! I cannot wait! Milo, our Dane, he will not know what to think. :)
Spreading love and Cupcakes!

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Doctors who aren't doctors at all

  Do you or did you ever know someone who self diagnosed themselves or others? (That weren't actually doctors) People who go online and look up symptoms and tell themselves, along with others, that yes they have such and such. I myself am guilty of doing this once or twice, but not anymore. My poor little ladybug was getting sick. Here comes the runny nose, small cough, and irritability. OH JOY. I don't know if you have ever had a sick and irritable 2 year old, especially one with huge attitude, but it is not fun! :)

  OK, so for about a week, all she did was fuss and cry and melt down for no apparent reason. And what did this low patience mother do? I fussed back, and put her in timeout and just yelled. Yes, I too can lose my patience and sometimes yell, its life. Of course, now I feel bad, because she was sick. Did not know this really, just figured it was her allergies going haywire from this crazy Georgia weather. Saturday night she had this huge and nasty looking rash covering her thigh, it looked so bad and felt so hot, that I actually took her to the ER.

  Come to find out, they were not helpful and it was a waste of time. This kept happening, she would be burning up with a fever and this rash engulfed her entire body. She was red, puffy, and covered in white welts. Little ladybug looked like a red marshmallow. My husband found out that his sisters kids has "Fifths Disease", and of course ladybughad it because we had been around them. Of course, his niece and nephew were self diagnosed off of the computer, and this diagnosis claimed that this was untreatable.

  Really?!!? WOW. So, my husband was sure this is what she had, all the symptoms were the same. Pause. Clearly I am NOT a doctor, but I do know that there are a ton of different illnesses and diseases with the same symptoms, doesn't mean you have them all! OK, play. He was online reading about what she couldn't do and what we couldn't do. Of course this little momma was already prepped to call the doctor first thing Monday morning.

  Had a rough night with my baby girl, up til 5 with a fever and rash and fighting with her to take some meds. Finally got to sleep and woke up at 9 to care for my son, then called and made her an appointment. Yes, this is a long, drawn out story, hence the blog. :) I'm getting to the point, promise. Woke up the sleeping princess and put her in the car, and headed to the doctor.

  We were seen in about 5 minutes, if that, love her doctor. Come to find out, her doctor "Dr. E", was flabbergasted. hahaha. This "couldn't be treated", hahaha. I was just sitting there looking at her like I knew exactly how she felt and with this look on my face that screamed "I hate online self diagnosis from people who aren't doctors". HA. Well come to find out, everything was treatable, and everything includes: Pink eye, Strep throat, Tonsillitis, and and URI (Upper resp. infec).

  WOW. Poor girl, no wonder she has been so ill and ornery. This is why I take my children to the doctor. If I had listened, which I wouldn't have, she would have been at home miserable with high fevers, step throat, pink eye, URI, and tonsillitis. THAT would have been joyful. Not. So, now my baby is on Popsicle meals and watered down juicy juice and ice water. Oh yes, and all of the medications that don't "Treat" "this". :)