Thursday, April 30, 2009

Prom Dress Part 2

When I googled prom dresses & I knew I would come up with some eclectic & unusual ones to say the least. The styles pictured here in part 2 are labled "Ghetto Prom Dresses". Vote for your favorite.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Prom Dresses Part 1

It is that time of the year. Prom season will be in full swing. I have been checking out the latest fashions in prom dresses. Hear are just a few that caught my eye. Nothing like the one I wore to my prom.



















Sunday, April 26, 2009

Doing Something I Hate


If you have read the 100 Random things about me, then you know I hate bra shopping. I like bra shopping as much as I like going to the gynecologist. It is very painful to go bra & swim suit shopping. I can’t just walk into Target or Walmart & buy a bra or bathing suit. I am a 36 DD. I hate it.

Some women wish they were this size, not me. After two beautiful babies & breast feeding, the girls have decided to move south. How dare them not to invite me. Now that spring is in full swing & we are wearing more revealing clothing, I finally decided that my girls need to move north once again.

So I went to Kohls. Let the torture begin.
Padded bras don’t work. I’m already big enough, I don’t need to look any bigger.
I can’t wear the pretty/sexy lacy bras; they don’t work with a tee shirt. They don’t look smooth, they leave bumps. Some make you look like Madonna, with the points. I don’t care to have torpedo boobs. Some don’t cover me on the side, others cut into your boobs.

What is a voluptuous girl to do? I refuse to over pay for a bra. Nobody but my husband sees it. Not that he’s not worth it.

Much to my surprise, the first bra I tried on fit me perfect. OMG! Am I dreaming? This can’t be happening to me. Never has this happened to me. Thank you, Playtex. I found the Playtex Secrets fit me very well. So a scrambling through every bra on the rack, no pun intended, to find more in my size. I knew that this dream must be becoming to an end, when I only found one more in my size. Damn it, I need more than just 2 new bras.






Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kirkland Signature By Borghese

medium size
Spring is in the air & I decided to splurge on myself. At Costco, I recently purchased makeup. I found a great foundation, 3 concealers & application brush in one packet for about $18. In addition to the foundation, I found a nice eye shadow kit with pencil eyeliner, sharpener (not pictured) & 2 application brushes. There are a variety of 8 shadows & each end of the brushes has a different type a brush for different types of application. The shadow kit cost about $21. I give this make up a thumbs up!





Sunday, April 5, 2009

Quick Cappuccino

Do you want that cappuccino at home but don't have a cappuccino maker? Well I have a quick solution for you.

Quick Cappuccino

Ingredients:

Fresh brewed coffee
Coffee Creamer (like Coffeemate or International Delight)

1. Brew your coffee the way you would usually do it. You may want to make it a little stronger.

2.Pour a generous amount of coffee creamer into your coffee cup.



3. Next, take a fork & whip the cream in the cup until nice & frothy. About a minute or two. (Sorry about the picture, I don't know why it turned out this way.)





4. Pour you hot coffee right into the cup immediately after whipping cream. You should have a nice little foam on the top of your coffee. Top with a little cinnamon & enjoy.







Saturday, April 4, 2009

Homemade French Onion Soup

Had dinner out a few weeks ago & the kids ordered French onion soup for the first time. It got 2 thumbs up from both kids. So of course I heard, " Mom can you make some at home." So here is my version of French Onion Soup.

French Onion Soup
Ingredients
  • 3 large onions
  • 1 tbs butter
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 3 14 1/2 oz. cans of beef broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of a dark beer (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 loaf of French bread

Preheat large Dutch oven on low heat. Melt butter in pot. Add olive oil, about 2 turns around the pot. Thinly slice all onions. Add onions to pot. Cook onions on medium heat until translucent, stirring frequently. Add Worcestershire. Stir onions again, making sure to mix in Worcestershire. Add salt & pepper to taste. Add beef broth, beer & water. Simmer for about 30 minutes.

Pre heat oven to broiler setting on low.

Slice bread into about about 1 1/2 inches in thickness. Place slices of bread into soup crocks. Make sure the crocks or bowls are oven proof. Add onions soup broth to crocks. Just pour over the bread. Make sure you get enough onions in the crock. Add shredded cheese on top of soup. Place crocks on jelly roll pan & place in oven until cheese melts & is lightly brown. Take out of oven & enjoy.



From CCD to Soccer

Up at 7am. Hop into the shower. Made coffee. Can't start the mornings without it. Check email.

Wake son up at 8 am. Put a flame under his butt to get ready for Stations of the Cross practice at 9 am. Drop him off.

Come home. Get the Diva ready for CCD & soccer. Take Diva to CCD all dressed for soccer.

Come home & pack every ones soccer equipment. Tired already. 10:50 am off to see CCD Stations of the Cross. Pull Diva from her CCD class so dad can take her for pictures.

Watch son's performance. Pick up son after Stations & help him get dressed in the car for soccer. Walk down to field. Son's turn for pictures.

Watch some of daughter's soccer game. Run to other side of field to watch son play. Run back to other side of field to catch daughter's game.

Daughter's game over. Back to other side of field to watch the rest of son's game.

Finally! Games over. Each child scored 2 goals. Daughter's team lost by 1. Son's team undefeated.


Whew!! Time for a cold beverage.

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