Saturday, January 23, 2010

Show us your life: My love and hate of Shopping

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

Show us your life: Shopping.  A wonderful blog carnival found at:

I have a love hate relationship with shopping.  I LOVE new clothes (Gap, Bannana Republic, Ann Taylor- I'm not picky!) and decorating my house and of course getting out of the house.  I go in streaks where I seem to do nothing but shop then I will go months with out stepping foot into a mall or Target with out whining about it first (which by the way I am very good at- just as my FF).   

If I were 5'7" I would shop online non-stop and never step foot in another mall.  But at 5'3" I have to try everything on because everything is too long. 

Boutiques are by far my favorite! Online and in-store.  I love the whole idea behind them- the not so ordinary- not the "me and my neighbors have the same thing from Target" I could do with out some of the price tags but I've learned you can Google a ton of stuff you find.  Sometime it's cheaper but not always.

ETSY! I was very uninterested (no clue why?) when I first discovered it... but the more I have snooped it is the greatest sales website ever!  Tons of very talented artists and hand crafted items to be discovered!  I wish I had an ounce of talent those people do!

I do love to shop in new cities when I travel.  I have found some fabulous shops we do not have in the (now rainy and very icy) GreatWinter Wonder Land.  One I recently discovered while "stuck" in San Diego was Z Galleries for all your home furnshing needs (well ok not quite all- but great ideas!)

I do have to admit I recently visited the local Ikea who for the longest time was completely against the whole concept. If I am going to pay for something I want it delivered in one piece! BUT there were a few cool things I liked... to include a new bed. 

HATE to grocery shop!! Hate, hate, hate... and there are not many things I can say I hate.  Ok, I really dislike to grocery shop.

Just a little about me and my not so hot shopping habits! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I have a signature!

Yes! I know- I am easily impressed but I now have a signature!! I would like to tell you it was all through my hard work and reading the extremely expensive book I bought. But as we all know if you Google anything- you can find it.

And found it I did. I found a very cool blog Beautiful Blog Designs:  here I found some awesome tutorials.

Now I have a signature- IN pink. I am very excited to learn more! At this same site there are many other great things as well. FREE templates and backgrounds to name a few.
I highly recommend checking it out!

Short and sweet tonight- me and my new signature say good night!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vegas Baby!

After a slight delay with a broken aircraft Co-pilots Altimeter (Yeah I know- huh? Don’t worry- I kinda said the same thing and I AM the mechanic) I made it to Vegas!

I'd love to tell you I thought it was fabulous and I had a wild time... but honestly I was in my room and ready for bed by 9:30! Yep. My kids don't even go to bed that early on a Saturday night.

This weekend was exhausting. Staying in 3 different time zones in 3 days will wear anyone down- quickly.

Not to say I didn't have fun- I had a good time- I saw the fountain out side of the Bilagio (now tuned to the Pink Panther) WAY cooler then I ever imagined.

But honestly I would say my favorite part of the (short) evening- the people watching! I don't want to think I am a judgmental person BUT I love to see people from all around the world congregate in one place and interact. What better place to see people from all walks of life but Sin City?

From the dancers to the card slappers to the typical tourist with a camera around their necks (Yes- me included) it is a whole different world in itself. One that I would say is fun to see once or twice but definitely not my new vacation spot.

Everyone has there own idea of a good time and more power to them – maybe as I am getting older (NOT that I am admitting to that) my idea of fun isn’t partying until 3am anymore.

Of course I couldn’t have been to two more opposite places in one weekend. Utah you can hardly have a drink and Vegas at $14 for a martini- who can afford too?! I don’t like alcohol that much- I can be just as hyper and goofy on Pepsi.

I did stay at the Luxor (the pyramid looking place) it was neat and the adjoining room to mine seemed to be enjoying themselves with an all night party.

I also went on a hunt through every souvenir shop and tourist trap looking for all things but a Rubber Ducky that said Las Vegas. (No-we never found one) but the entire time I had that song that Bert and Ernie sing... "Rubber Ducky you’re the one... something something bath time is so much fun... something else and a little more..." stuck in my head.  One of my loadmasters was on a mission to find his girlfriend’s daughter a Ducky that said Las Vegas on it... I finally convinced him she'd love a teddy bear just as much (I hope I was right!).

Needless to say it was quite the adventure.