Friday, May 29, 2009


I've been dying to redecorate my bedroom for some time. The walls are sage green, my carpet is cream and my furniture is mahogany--pretty much a blank pallet. The biggest decision is the new bedding. Well, (drum roll please) we finally made a decision. We got this new duvet and shams:

It makes such a big difference in the room. We're still putting everything together but hopefully we will post pictures soon. Ciao for now!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lady Lucite Returns

I know you missed our friend Shauna Sand. Like you, I have been in desperate need of some ice pink lipstick and lucite heels. classy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Precious Cargo

In case you can't make it out clearly in the picture, the only cargo on that flat bed trailer is a case of Miller High Life. Come on folks, it's the champagne of beer! It definitely deserves its own trailer. right on.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Matching Mullets at Home Depot

So much awesomeness in the photo, I'm not sure what to point out here. I definitely need to spend more time in the Home Depot. That's where the party's at!

Thanks for the awesome pic SDM!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Can't Ignore the Obvious

I have a confession to make. Some of you may not know that my husband and I have been trying unsuccessfully to have a baby for years. For the longest time, I was really embarassed and never mentioned anything to anyone. Over the last year, I have slowly opened up to other people and have found that some of my friends have faced some infertility issues of their own.

It's just tough facing facts: something is wrong. I have been slowly getting the tests I need, always hoping that the last test or hormone supplement will be the last. Unfortunately, nothing has worked. I've found out at this point that I have a blocked Fallopian tube--so at least I have a physical reason for my problems. Did you know that some couples don't have any physical problems but still can't get pregnant? It's caled "unexplained infertility."

Well, I took a deep breath and called an infertility specialist and made an appointment for June 5. I have to admit that it's been harder than I thought to admit to myself that I have a problem that won't resolve itself. I'm nervous and a little sad but trying to keep my spirits up.

To make matters worse, I found out that because my OB/GYN prescribed me Clomid, I am disqualified for about $2000 in testing at the infertility clinic. We're going to have to pay cash for everything, and believe me, it will add up fast. Luckily we have some savings which will hopefully take care of it.

It's been pretty tough for me to write this, but I am doing it in the hopes of helping some other girl out there realize that you're not alone. I have faith that everything will work out, but if I'm ever a little sad and don't want to talk about it, you'll know the reason why.

I think it will help me to write about my trials and tribulations so I hope you'll indulge me. Thanks reader(s), you're the best!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Winder Farms is Great

A few weeks ago I blogged about signing up for home deliveries with Winder Farms. We got our first delivery this past Monday. Although they came at 1 am and woke my husband up (I slept through it thanks to 7 beers), we have been pleased with the products.

If you are a fan of milk or eggs, you must sign up. Some of you may not know that my mom's family are farmers. I spent every summer and vacation on my grandparents' farm (which was a dairy farm until I was in high school). We were totally spoiled with great fruit and vegetables from their huge garden and lots of beef and milk. This milk is so much better tasting than the milk in the grocery store. Even though it's 1% fat, it tastes more like fresh, whole milk. The eggs are bigger, rounder and have better shells than the ones in the grocery store too.

The minimum order is really low so you won't be stuck ordering a lot of stuff every week. You do have to get a cooler, but the products are really good and at decent proces. If you end up signing up, make sure you said that I referred you because I get $30 off. Get to work, people!

Are You Happy? Kite Runner will fix that.

I was out sick from work yesterday with tummy troubles. sigh. By the afternoon, I was feeling better but still tired from the festivities. I decided to keep reading my latest book, Kite Runner.

It's a very well-written book but it's seriously a parade of gut-wrenching tragedies. It's the kind of book you can't put down because you are so drawn into the story but I felt awful the whole time I was reading it.

I usually read right before bed but I have to admit that a couple of the chapters gave me nightmares so I had to resort to reading it during the day on weekends. Trust me, if you start taking hormone supplements you will have extremely vivid dreams. What can I say? I'm a wuss.

Since the story takes place in large part in Afghanistan, it's an interesting look into an area that I have only seen in the news. It is well-written and morbidly entertaining. It has extremely good reviews so you guys are free to borrow my copy if you would like to read it.

Monday, May 4, 2009

I Finished Water for Elephants

The first book for our book club is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. The basic plot is that the narrator is a 90 year old man who has flashbacks of his time with a travelling circus in the 1930s. I have to say I enjoyed it.

I'm not always a fan of flashbacks in a book since it is often rough for the reader to get into the story and then be jerked around. Many of the flashbacks ripped you out of the story just when you felt like it was getting good--which is hella frustrating.

At the end it comes together nicely so I'll forgive all the time jumps. If you are looking for an easy summer read, I would recommend this book. It is a very fast read and easy to put down and pick up again.

I think I'm going to offer to host book club in July. My first inclination was to suggest Kite Runner, which I just started to read. I'm not very far into it, but it's gut wrenching and I want something a little more upbeat. It is very well written but I'm pretty much tramatized by the first 8 chapters.

So, I am going to suggest something a little more fun and Vegas-y: How to Make Love Like a Porn Star by Jenna Jameson. She's a Vegas girl and I can definitely put together a fun book club party. Anybody else want to join the club?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I Love Beer

I have been trying to fight my white trash heritage by drinking of-so-fancy mixed drinks and learning all about wine. You know what? I keep being dragged into the tractor beam that is the tastiness of beer. Oh, sweet beer, I love you.

Why did I ever try to resist? Unlike some people, I loooove the taste of alcohol. All of the other effects are just icing on the cake. I must confess, I love me some beer. Tequila, we'll always be friends. Red wine, you've helped me out in many a social occasion. I must say that my one true love is beer. Pale ale, belgian, microwbrew, I love you! Just give me that frosty bottle.

I feel much better now that I've gotten that off my chest. Does anyone have a favorite beverage or snack food that they hide from the world? I need to know. I'm tipping my Blue Moon to you right now. Cheers!