Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Keeping Active

Apparently I am supposed to keep posting to keep this blog active, but this year it's not happening!  I will try to get my act together in the Spring and share some more of my new uses for old things and throwbacks :)  TTFN!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Beach Photo Tour 2012

I haven't been blogging much lately, just super busy lately!!  Just wanted to share some pics I took to spell out Rehoboth from local businesses that make Rehoboth beach so special.  Do you know where the letters are from?
  Enjoy! I did :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Uses for Old Things #11 Baby Oil

My 2 year old daughter has recently entered the world of dolls. I suppose this comes with the territory, but I am used to cars and trucks and dinosaurs with my 5 year old boy!  She loves dolls, dolls with long hair.  Barbies and baby dolls with long, long hair.  Speaking of her dolls, yesterday while my husband and son were at T-Ball practice, I decided it would be a good idea to let her 'walk' her baby in her doll stroller while I walked the dog. 

She ended up falling because let's face it, while (some) Crocs are adorable, they are not functional for physical activity at times.  She tripped twice, exclaiming, "My poor knee!" (Dramatic much!?) and I carried her and the stroller on one arm and manhandled the dog with the other hand.   

Back to the topic at hand.  Long, long doll hair is tangly.  However after a co-worked shared a little secret with me, I have mastered tangly doll hair.  Baby oil.  Just as you or I would use a small dollop up hair serum for whatever hair woes you are trying to remedy, you do just the same with baby oil on doll hair.  Voila!  Silky hair ready for playing with...........I hope this helps you, it helped me!!  TTFN!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

That Mom

So yesterday I became that Mom.  Did your mom ever have to call another classmate's parent about something you did?  I think my mother did at least once.  It's pretty mortifying.  Yesterday my son got into the car and showed me a Scooby Doo Jibbitz that a friend had given him.  What is a Jibbitz? They are little 'accessories' for Crocs, everything is a racket these days!  Check them out here.  Anywho, I immediately thought I should contact her mother and ask her if  she knew the friend had given away this little gem.  Gosh, what am I turning into?  So I called her and left a message saying, 'Hi, this is 'O's mom, and he came home with something 'M' gave him, and I wanted to check with you and make sure it was okay.  Call me back when you get a chance! Thanks!!'

I JUST KNOW, that if my son came home without a Jibbitz on his Croc, I would notice.  I probably wouldn't care and be glad that he was being thoughtful to give one to a friend, but it would, no doubt, not go unnoticed.  And no, I wouldn't call every parent in the class to find out where it is.............
All in all, she called me back and explained that her daughter loves my son and talks about him all the time and it was okay with her :)  I was simply practicing 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

It's so strange to be a parent and go through these things that you never thought about.  When I had my kids, I never thought about the fact that I would need to call other parents and ask if they gave permission for their child to give my child something.  I am so screwed for the future.  I was quite the handful at times, and Karma is rearing is ugly head in so many ways :) I can't wait to see what's in store for me in the upcoming years and how I will handle the situations.  Will I react differently than my parents, or will I follow in their footsteps? I think I turned out decent considering some of the havoc I wreaked, so I will have to take into consideration their parenting strategies as time goes on.


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Disco

Who doesn't love the Episode of Sex and the City where Carrie falls on the runway.  Who doesn't love Sex and the City for that matter?  However the finale of this episode is tops in my book.  The main reason being the choice of soundtrack.  Cheryl Lynn's Got to Be Real is by far, my number one favorite Disco song.  I love disco, for the most part.  My sister and I rented Studio 54 in college and from there, there was no turning back.  This was right around the time that I worked at Abercrombie and Fitch on my college breaks, where they played  If You Could Read My Mind by Stars On 54, also on the Studio 54 soundtrack.  Needless to say, I was hooked.  
I sort of forgot about my affection for Disco until last night when I watched this week's episode of Glee, Saturday Night Glee-ver, and my longing for being up all night at Studio 54 crept right back into my soul :).  
Another disco favorite, Best of My Love, by the Emotions, just so happens to be a song that I played faithfully for my then boyfriend, now husband on the jukebox, at our local watering hole,  when we first graduated college and lived together.  It remains one of 'our' songs to this day, although he may adamantly deny it! :)
So there you have it, a throwback to 3 amazing disco songs.  Do you have a favorite?? Please share!


BTW, it feels great to be blogging again!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wickless Wednesday

Have you ever wondered how to clean your Scentsy Warmer lid?  Here's what works for me.  First, if you have had the same scent in for a while and just don't feel that it's fragrant anymore, it's ok to just throw it away.  What I do is turn on the warmer for a few minutes so the wax begin to soften.  I use my two thumbs to gently push the wax out and toss it in the trash.  If there is any residue left in the lid, simply wipe it out with a tissue or paper towel.  
If you are like me and change was often, before they lose their smell, I pour the melted was back into the Scentsy bar package.  Then I wipe out the residue with a tissue or paper towel.  

Then all I need to do is decide which Scent I want to fill my home with next! 

Hope this is helpful!  Feel free to contact me with any other Scentsy questions.......TTFN!

Saturday, April 14, 2012