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Words of Wisdom Wednesday...

I am a HUGE believer in this.  One of the things that I'll always remember is my friend, Robyn, telling me when her kids were younger that they enjoyed hanging out with me because I talked to them like people, not kids.  That has always stuck with me & it makes me feel all warm & fuzzy on the inside.  I always have conversations with the kids surrounding me.
I have even told Goose that even though some of the stuff that flies out of the girls mouths is so ridiculous to him, listening to them will go miles.  He does have a difficult time with that & that's why at the end of the day, I probably know more about his kids than he does.  I talk/listen to them about the little stuff, the big stuff & everything in between.  
I know that Goose has an especially hard time when Trouble talks about getting this tattooed & this pierced.  It drives him nuts.  I've told him that he just needs to just let her talk about all the things that she WANTS to do.  Just becau…

A Peek Inside My Galaxy...

Well, I have stolen yet another one that I've done before when I had my old phone.  New phone, new setup.  Thanks for the idea, Frannie!  :)


My lock screen.  Like Frannie, my lock screen & my home screen have to match.  My OCD will not allow it to be any other way.  & this week's selection is a picture of Tara from True Blood.  Ever since the new season has started, I've had a new character every week.  I started with Sookie, then Alcide, Eric, Pam, Sam & now Tara.  To give me a new outlook for the coming week, I always change my wallpaper, font & alarm clock music.  Call me weird but that what I've done for a long time.

My home screen.  I have one lonely app on my home screen & that's the most important one - Spotify.  There is no other app that I use as much as that one.  I love my Spotify more that most people.  Tee hee!

I hate having a bunch of screens so I only have one other screen & this screen has my other "important apps" …

Photobombers: Animal Style...

Okay, so I was over reading Whitney's latest post & it started off about some animal photobombing & I could not resist the urge to go searching for some good ones & here are some of the gems:






Tee hee!



To Be Honest Tuesday...

To be honest, I can be a real bitch.  I'm not even kidding.  Like I've told Trouble & her friends, I can be the coolest person in the world but the second they don't follow the rules/break my trust, I'm gonna be the biggest bitch they've ever met.  I don't take kindly to being stabbed in the back & I do hold grudges.  I won't deny that, I do.  You piss me off, you'll see how far that gets you cuz I'm a grudge holding bitch!

I'm actually going through a situation right now with a co-worker.  Long story, short, she ended up sleeping with a real sleazeball that everyone warned her about & she didn't listen.  Well, he being the sleaze that he is, got what he wanted & proceeded to treat her like shit.  Well, we were all out one night & she was letting him get to her & in an attempt to make her feel better, I did the girl thing & told her "he's an asshole, he's a loser, just ignore him & this stupidity…

My Weekend Was Great...

...Let Me Count The Ways.


Although, I love my family, they left on Friday afternoon & I'm loving my time alone.I had a date with my "crazy aunt", Julie, on Friday night.  We hit up a restaurant that I've been wanting to go to but Goose didn't like the sound of it cuz it's tapas.  It was an amazing little place with fresh produce growing right out in a little garden around the outside eating area.  Wonderful.I got up early on Saturday morning & went treasure searching with Chelsie.  We hit up Goodwill and some garage/estate sales. I did find some good stuff.  :)Grabbed "K" for lunch, a birthday party & then some shopping.  The party was in a town about an hour away & we sang Disney songs ALL the way up there.  She is now obsessed with Getcha Head in the Game from High School Musical.  Ha!I got up early again (with no aid of the alarm clock - weird) & did some organizing & cleaning & then did some crafty projects, sat down i…

Makes Me Happy Pics: Part VI...

Since I have these pics piling up, I thought it was a good time to post another blog with some.  Enjoy!  :)

Caramel Gelato.  Yum.
Lunch on my front porch.
Listening to some Beatles tunes with Sunshine.
Sweet Frog.
Tortoises.  I love them! 
Clothes from Maurice's.
Beating my mom in Dr. Mario/Tetris...she always used to beat me!
Ipsy bag!
Introducing MO to Noodles & Co.
Tyrion.  He was all cute there but he's been pretty annoying lately...anyone want a kitten?!  Ha!

Musical Monday...

My Doorbell by The White Stripes.
I didn't realize how old this song actually was until I searched for this video but I just heard this song for the first time the other day & it's currently my favorite.  I love it.  It's so much fun!  
So, happy Monday, everyone!  Lets get through this day rather quicklike!  :)

Funny Friday...

If you don't think that's funny, then you need to get the Hell outta here cuz that shit right there is hilarious!!!!  Tee hee!  It's the simple things of a sassy child & a swear word that make my world go round.  Ha, ha!
So, what kind of plans do yall have for the weekend? I'm pretty excited as I'll begin my ten days of having the house to myself tonight!  I start it off with a dinner date with my crazy aunt tonight.  Tomorrow, I'm taking "K" & we're going to CE's second birthday party (I didn't want to go by my lonesome so I'm borrowing a kid - ha!).  & Sunday, I think that I'm gonna do some crafting/organizing/cleaning.  I'm pretty excited!  Awhoo hoo!

Thankful Thursday...

Another Thursday is about halfway done...it's really crazy how these days fly by!  Eeek!

Here are some things that I am thankful for today:

  1.  My group of friends.  I have so many great friends & people to go to when I need to.  I'm so grateful for all these amazing people in my life.

Jill.  Her kids are my nieces & nephew.  I love her to death.  Plus, she's my neighbor!
Gladys.  My lil crazy Phillpiine beauty!  She's always so much fun to be around. 
Courtney.  One of my longest friends, we've known each other since high school.
Holly.  My crazy hippie girl.
Kim.  My Bestie, my MOH, my lovely.  I miss her as I don't see her as much as I would like.
Melinda.  My "siser".  She's a pain in my butt but I love her all the same.
Jennifer.  My beautiful cousin who always keeps me on my toes.
Ashley.  My southern bestie...I want/need you up here in 'Sconnie!
  2.  The You Are Beautiful stickers I got in the mail yesterday.  Diana has really…

Words of Wisdom Wednesday...

Oh, Liz, how right you are.  Some times we just have to put our big girl panties on & roll with the punches.  I know, harder said than done but there is only one thing you can control & that is yourself & how you feel.  If you put all your emotions into someone else, you're not going to be happy.  So, ladies, get your heads out of your asses, live YOUR life the way that YOU need to & just be thankful for the positive things in your life or you're going to miserable messes.  Amen, bitches!

Mandie...OUT!

To Be Honest Tuesday...

To be honest, I love my family, I really do but I cannot wait for them to be gone for ten days.  Yea, you read that right TEN DAYS.  They are going to the EAA Fly-In in Oshkosh, not my cup of tea.  Plus, I don't really have that much vacation time.  So, bye family, hello time for Mandie!  I'm pretty excited.  However, I already have plans made for this night & this day so I'm gonna really have to make an effort to spend some time by myself at home...well, myself & the cats.  Ha!  I do have some fun things planned while they are away.  I'm gonna have a "date night" with crazy aunt this Friday.  I'm gonna take "K" to CE's birthday celebration on Saturday & we may do a little shopping before that.  Next Wednesday, I'll be going to my cousin's to work on some outfits.  Next Friday, I'm gonna go to the Fly-In for the day (just to make Goose happy).  & next Saturday, I'm gonna do the Muddy Girl Run at Miller Park in…

The Reading Habits Tag...

Another reading survey stolen from the lovely Jenni.  Thanks, girl!  :)


1.  Do you have a certain place for reading at home? In bed or on the front porch.
2.  Bookmark or random piece of paper? Bookmark all the way!
3.  Can you just stop reading or do you stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages? I used to go chapter to chapter now, I just read until I'm too tired to read anymore & that I start at a new paragraph.
4.  Do you eat or drink while reading? Lately, it's been cheese whips, Swedish Fish & water.
5.  Do you watch TV or listen to music while reading? Typically, the hubby has the TV on while I'm reading but I do like to listen to score music when reading.
6.  One book at a time or several at once? One at a time.  If I try to read more, I get them all mixed up with each other.  Cannot have that!  Ha!
7.  Reading at home or everywhere? I read everywhere.  If my reading material isn't on my Kindle, I've been bringing the physical book with me everywhe…

Musical Monday...

Slowly Freaking Out by Skylar Grey
I wasn't a big fan of this book & even a less of a fan of the movie but the soundtrack is amazing.  I love it & this song is just one of the good ones from it.  Enjoy!  :)

Lets Get The Hell Outta Here...

Joey, my friend, I could not agree with you more!  I want to get the Hell outta work & get my shop on with my lil Sunshine.  I decided that I wanna head over to Appleton & do some shopping.  I actually just checked my balances on my Justice & Victoria Secret cards & they both have raised limits!  Oh, I'm going all out!  I cannot wait!  However, I will not buy anymore underwear from VS/Pink, I have enough...but Trouble asked me to pick her up some & I'll do that & maybe get myself some sweats or something.  Yippee!

Sunshine is gonna hit up Justice for some new stuff for school & I have to get my lovely niece, K, an outfit for her birthday per her request cuz "Aunt Mandie picks out cool clothes".  Oh yea, she said that.  I cannot wait.  Can someone please make it 4:00 central time already?!?!


Quiz of the Blogmopolitans...

I finally was able to figure out to how to do this little quiz & do it!  Awhoo hoo!  Biggest accomplishment of the day!  I love it!


Funny Friday...

I've been quite the loser lately & playing myself some Mario Kart Wii.  I love that game & I as I sit here right now, I just wanna be at home sitting on the floor of my living room playing.  Sigh.  In the meantime, here are some Mario Kart funnies.  :)









Thankful Thursday...

It's that time of the week again to be thankful so here we go!

  1.  Reese's Pieces.  I love them, they are so delicious.  If I need a little PB in my mouth - boom - RPs.  Yummy!



  2.  One less stress in my life.  Goose, Trouble & I had this app called Life 360 which is a locator app.  When we all got it, I was checking it all the time & getting upset when Goose or Trouble hadn't updated their location.  It has just lead to some unneeded/unwanted stress.  So, this morning, I got rid of it & told Goose & Trouble that if they wanted to keep it, they could but I was out.  When Trouble says she's gonna stay somewhere, Goose or I will just talk to that parental unit & figure that all will be fine & that those parents will let us know if there is a problem.

  3.  Sunshine.  She is such an amazing little person.  She knew I was having a tough go of things because of Trouble so to make me feel better, she came & got me when I arrived home last night…