I never thought I would be someone who got married...then divorced. And God knows everyone was betting that I would never marry again. Well God had a different plan and but a beautiful man in my path that I would again marry. When I met Scott, Brittany was 3 and Jackson was 2 years old. I guess divorcing fast paid off because the kids have never seen me with anyone but Scott. So he has had plenty of time getting to know them from an early age. I won't say every moment has been easy because we really are all learning from each other on a daily basis. But my husband has been such a big influence in Jacksons life. The other day Jackson asked me...
Hello everyone! I hope your having a good morning. I was kinda shocked awake when husby kept ringing my phone over and over. I don't think he realizes how much I hate being woke up before my alarm goes off. He just wanted to tell me that he saw a lot of police in town... and that I need to wear my seat belt when I took Jackson to school. Just what I wanted to hear first thing. NOT! And I didn't see 1 police car on the way to school so clearly it wasn't worth being woke up 10 minutes before the alarm went off. Today is pretty much Monday for Jackson and I. He had yesterday off and it totally spoiled me being able to sleep in. It wasn't so easy getting up today and every minute of sleep helps... see why I didn't want husby calling early this morning!? But we managed to get up and got out of the door on time. I don't have any big plans today except I have to run to the store later to pick up a few groceries but that's about it. So I am thinking it might be ok to lay here for a while and maybe doze back off for a couple of hours. Why not right!?
Happy Monday Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day. I want to take a few minutes to go over the new Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 CC Cream. I just saw the display for the first time in my local CVS and had to get one!
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Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! OThe start of the day was pretty easy going. It has rained all weekend long. I'm serious.. since Friday its just been pouring down. And guess what!? Its suppose to rain tomorrow too! Thank goodness Jackson doesn't have school tomorrow ( teacher planning day ) otherwise I would have to get out and drive in the storms.. and I almost went off the road the other day due to hydroplaning.. So I am happy to be sleeping in tomorrow! And that's good being its really late and I am working on a weekend blog post! (:
Our weekend started on Friday because it was husbys birthday! He turned 44 years old! (: He took the day off and was home with us all day!
Happy Sunday Friends! Time for another Sunday Social!
Hope you enjoy!
you sleepwalk as a child?
No.. Never. It was always hard falling asleep but I never got up and slept walked. I can't think of one person in our family that does that.
you ever try to run away or sneak out of your house?
Oh God yes! I use to sneak out all the time! Clearly I didn't like my curfew!!
I remember my friends mom took all of our shoes one time hoping to keep us in the house...but it didn't work.. it was summer so we sneaked out with bare feet and stayed that way all night! My grandfather also put these little bars on the windows to keep me in.. which didn't work either because I figured out how to take them off and on.. so I could get out and get back in with no one knowing.. BUT.. my mom got smart and got an alarm.. I really thought I was trapped.. however I had a great idea that I would leave the window open before she set the alarm that particular night and I would be good to go. Do you know that damn alarm told her my window was open!? My sneaking out days were ended thanks to ADT! It was the only thing that worked to keep me in at night!
* Its been raining here all day long. From the moment I opened my eyes till now, its been coming down.
* I was able to start out with the windows open but it quickly cooled down.
* My day wasn't so productive...I was totally lazy.
* I am really wanting to buy a new camera.. but maybe I can just have my mom send one to me! Pretty Please Mom!! xoxo
* Scotts birthday kicked my ass.. I have seriously have been hung over for 2 days. But we had a good time!
* The laundry is piled up everywhere. Why didn't I do any today? I am going to have to do it all day tomorrow. SHIT!!
* In the next few days I am moving the kitty blog over here.. I just can't keep up with it and would rather just have the info and application on my main blog. I am also seriously thinking about taking down Our Love Story too until I have it more updated but who knows with that one.
* We wanted to go see a movie tonight but we all were just too tired to get cleaned up. So it was a redbox night instead.
Its been pouring down here all day long. I would have never went out to do any shopping but my 10 year old desperaly wanted Mc Donald's. So I stopped at CVS on the way and came out with some good stuff!
Dear Scott, Happy Happy Happy Birthday to you! I love you very much. However, getting drunk with you last night has been hell on me today! I haven't been able to do anything and as you know... the house is a disaster! No Sangria for me tonight!
Dear Kittens, You know I love love love love you but having three 6 week old kittens in my bed at night is starting to cause problems. So its about time that you start sleeping on the first floor. Last your wake up attempts worked... You played in my hair, scratched my arms, bit my foot, knocked over a stack of cds, wrestled, and meowed.. Yea.. I can't sleep with you anymore!
Dear Jackson, I told you if you had to say a bad word, then go into the bathroom and curse away where no one could hear you. Don't let me find out again that you said a bad word. You have to be 21 in our house to use those kinds of words. And your too cute to say such nasty things. Don't do it again. I love you and don't want you using bad words.
Dear Yard Guys, Good job.... you came at the right time this week. I seriously was going to fire you if you showed up at 8am this morning. The yard looks nice. Thank you and you can come back next week.. but not early.
Dear Mom, Super happy you are getting the house ready to sell! As you know.. we are wanting to move, its too bad we are not in the same state! I love you.
Dear Brittany, Summer is almost here!!!! I miss you and can't wait to get you here!
Dear Trina, Thank you for always being there for us. Scott and I both love you very much. We are super happy about Brandon's new job too!
Dear Cooper, It might be time to shave you again. It will feel much better when all that hair is off.
Dear Stalker Girl, if you want your other questions answered, you will have to email me.. that's the only way they will get answerd. And I am never putting feedjit back on my blog so you should just stop trying.
Dear Matt Lauer, I know I might be a little late but I will never watch you again. What you did to Ann Curry was so disgraceful. Goodbye.
Dear Readers, I can't say thank you enough for being such kind friends. You guys have seriously sent me some of the most touching emails over Jordan.. I have read every single one and the comments too and I couldn't be more grateful for your love and support. I keep saying it over and over... I seriously have some of the best readers ever.
It was brought to my attention that someone had a question about my children. I wans't going to address it but I thought maybe more than 1 person had this question so I thought I would address it for anyone wondering. Here's the question/statement.
For years you have reported that you gave birth to two children. Now you report that you gave birth to three. YOU CLAIM TO HAVE A 17 year old. That is so funny. How could you forget how many children you have?
This is a very private topic but I will do my best to explain it so there are no more questions like this. I gave birth to my first son Jordan when I was 19 years old. He had some problems... from birth and honestly, I had no experience or wisdom to handle a child with such problems. During that time, my 24 year old brother had died and my family was destroyed. So my grandparents who were my main support system left and moved to Florida. I did my best for 3 years to care for him but it came to a point when I knew he would be better with his fathers parents. So he moved in with them and we all went on with our lives. They were able to get the care for him and they were also able to get him help for Aspergers Syndrome. However during his first 3 years of life with me, I was unable to get a Dr to confirm anything or get any help. Understand this was 15 years ago and there was a limited amount of resources for this particular problem. Out of respect for him and his privacy, I kept quit about everything. I went on to get married and have 2 more children who do not have any of the same issues as Jordan. It was a night and day difference between the kids. Now, Jordan is 17 years old... and I finally feel comfortable discussing him. I just didn't think it was appropriate to discuss his medical conditions with the world. I never " FORGOT " how many children I had. I just wanted him to get the help he needed and I didn't think it needed to be discussed in public for the sake of him. I have tried to incorporate him with Brittany and Jackson through out the years and there are still problems. While I love Jordan with all my heart, I have to protect the younger kids I have. We are working on trying to have a relationship but it takes time and again.. I don't feel its always something I should just share. I hope this answers the question.. and I will not be addressing it again. You might hear me mention Jordan or something he is up to but I am not going to go any further with his private medical problems. He is not kept secret in our family. He has had a very good relationship with my grandparents, my mom , my sister... we don't hide him. I just didn't want to address it out in the open. He deserves privacy and when he is ready, I am sure he will discuss it on his own.
Happy Thursday Friends! I hope you are having a great day! I am linking up with Randalin from over at Harvesting Kale for this fun linkup! Hope you enjoy!
Eating: I have been eating a little bit of everything lately.. However my sweet tooth has died down a little bit but its still there. For breakfast I had a very unhealthy donut.. for lunch I had some scrambled eggs and who knows what's for dinner tonight!
Drinking: Lots of sweet tea and coke. I don't drink water on any kind of regular basis.. which is not good, I know.. but I don't like it very much! I have also been loving some
Loving: I have been loving the weather, my family and the
beautiful kittens that are bouncing around our house every day!
Wishing: I was living in Florida right now! I know we can't move yet but that doesn't stop me from wishing.
Dreaming: I have been dreaming of a vacation. I just want to pack my bags and head out with Scott and the kids for a month or two.. thats more like a sabbatical isn't it!?
Ok..that I am still staying up way too late.. making it hard to get up in the morning.. Somethings never change!
Ok..that I am behind on just about everything. I have more shopping and cleaning to do.. hopefully by the weekend I will be all caught up! Fingers crossed!
Ok..that husby switched his day off from today till tomorrow. He had to go in for a meeting.. so he figures it would be best to just stay instead of going in and coming out.
Ok..that I seriously need to go for a mani and pedi..maybe this weekend I will do it!
Ok..that I have been tired all week. Thank goodness husby is taking Jackson to school on Friday and then Monday Jackson doesn't have school!So hopefully I will catch up on my sleep!
Ok..that I still can't get the movie Mary and Martha out of my head. Check out my review but I think you should just do yourself a favor and watch it. You can find it on HBO & HBO on demand. It was truly one of the best movies I have saw in a long time. I think everyone should watch it.
Ok..that I seriously need to clean the garage out.. and for months and months I have put it off. Its going to be time to move and we are still going to have a ton of shit out there to deal with. UGH.
Ok..that I have had trouble deciding what blogs to sponsor this month...I really need to make a decision and roll with it!
Hello Friends! Normally once a month I do a Ask The Housewife post to answer YOUR questions. Everything is fair game.. I don't hold back anything! Feel free to send in your questions anytime.. just use the contact me page in the top links! So here are this months questions!
#1 YOU KEEP SAYING YOU ARE MOVING, WHEN IS THAT HAPPENING AND WHERE ARE YOU GOING!? I LIVE IN NORTH CAROLINA AND WOULD LOVE TO MEET UP SOMETIME!
We don't know where we are moving yet.Perfect huh!? We will probably move closer to my husbands job ( still here in NC ) until we make the big move to Florida. Honestly, we would probably go right away but its going to cost a fourtne to get us totally moved there and set up. So we are sitting tight.. saving.. praying.. and hope in the next couple of years to get there. I don't really do a lot of meet ups just because with a family.. its not so easy getting away.. plus you do run the risk of running into some freaky internet people that you thought you knew but really don't. BUT.. send me an email.. we can start chatting and maybe one day we can meet up!
Happy Wednesday friends! I hope you are having a great Morning! Time for another So What Wednesdays with Shannon over at Life after I Dew!
Hope you enjoy!
So What I woke up 10 minutes before it was time to take Jackson to school. The bed just felt amazing this morning!
So What I told the yard guys yesterday if they come early one more time then I am going to find someone else to take care of the yard. The last thing I want is to be woke up early to weed eaters and lawn mowers.No thank you. For as much as we pay, they should come at a time WE want.
So What I keep changing this blog around! Like the new header?? I am seriously wanting to pay $300 for a new design but I am going to have to talk husby into it first!
So What my little boys favorite line right now is " I'm bored ". I don't listen half the time but I wish he would start to understand that he is afforded so many luxuries such as a bazillion tv channels, ipads , laptops, xobox, wii, and D.S's , a room full of toys and books... that the last thing he should be doing is complaining he is bored.
Today I am linking up with The Vintage Apple for Oh, how Pintresting Wednesday! If you don't know anything about Pinterest its an amazing site where you can find so much inspiration. If you don't already....
Hello! I hope you are having a good night! I should be asleep but here I am blogging... It was a much better day for us around here. I decided to come home and go back to sleep after dropping Jackson off at school. And honestly.. I needed it. The kittens and I slept in till lunch time. Speaking of kitties...isn't the little female in that picture adorable!? She loves snuggling up with me at night. Its going to be hard saying goodbye to her or the others but I might just keep one! Thankfully I have a husby who doesn't mind living with the crazy cat lady! I love the kittens just like they are my kids, actually the entire family feels the same way.
So tonight was easy.. I made some yummy
Spaghetti and meatballs. I was happy happy with it and actually Scott seemed to like it too..and he doesn't eat pasta. Today at work I told him what I was making and he said
" Spaghetti with meatballs along with some sangria sounds good... you might just make me into an Italian yet! "
And he came home and had a big plate! Wooooooo - hoooooo!! I don't know how it happened that I found the greatest love of my life.. but he doesn't eat pasta! I am a pasta girl.. so its been a challenge!
Speaking of husby.. he had to be at work today super early and didn't get home until after 9pm. He was so tired.. and was in bed really fast after dinner. If I can get through tomorrow without him, Thursday will be great because he is taking it off! I am hoping to do a little house hunting but we might just have a lazy day at home instead. Who knows! But I am super happy he will be home.
Jackson had a better day. He was still a bit emotional but he seemed a lot happier. I hate it when he's upset. But we didn't have any problems besides the occasional " I'm Bored " comments. I just let that go in one ear and out the other. My family use to tell me to go outside and find something to do.. and they didn't really care if I was bored or not. I care about Jackson's feelings however, he has to figure out things to do instead of complaining. He's got a room full of toys, video games, books.. he could find something to do if he really wanted.. I am sure of it. But I am happy we both were feeling better today. Fingers crossed tomorrow is another good day too.
Tomorrow I have some errands to run and more of this big ass house to clean. I doubt it will ever get easier until we find a smaller house but my husband don't want to go into something smaller. He in fact, suggested something bigger. WHAT!? But the day should be pretty easy. How did your day go!?
Hello! I hope you are having a beautiful day! I am joining up with a new linkup ( to me anyway ) with Hailey over at Penguins, Pasta and Polkadots for this fun link up!
Hope you enjoy!
First thing I would do/buy if you won the lottery
That's sure not an easy question but I guess it would depend on how much I won. So lets assume its a big amount.. I would hire a travel agent to help us set up our year - years of travel that I would want. There are so many places I would want to see.. such as Indonesia, Sweden, South Africa.. I'm serious.. I would get everything together to leave as soon as possible. I would take my husband, as many of our kids that would want to go and I would want my mom and sister with me too!
First person I call when I get amazing news
I have a top list of people I call..and it hasn't changed in a long time. I would always call/tell my husband first. Any good or bad news is always shared with him first. We made a promise to tell each other everything. I don't like to be blindsided by things and he doesn't either. Then I would call my mom for sure.. She is always at the top of the list with Scott. We pretty much tell each other everything too. I have to include Scott's sister Trina because I am close to her too and she always gets a call with what the news is.. and last but not least my friend Shanna and I talked nightly ( days too a lot of times ) and we pretty much share everything with each other too. That is my support system and I love each one of them and feel close enough to all of them to tell them anything.
First thing I do when I've had a bad day
Have a drink! Ha! Seriously.. I would pour a glass of wine.. run a hot bath and go to bed. Sometimes I don't always get that and during those times I would probably call one if not all of the people above to help me figure out how to get through it. Just today when my mom read this post she was calling me at 7am to find out if we were ok and let me know that she loved me. When having a bad day or hard time I lean on the same trusted and loved people close to me for support.
What a day...I woke up early and took Jackson to school, and came home and fell back to sleep. It took a while because the kittens were going crazy but eventually I was able to doze back off. Then I wake up to no internet, no tv.. and I was pissed. Time Warner is just not my favorite tv people anymore. It took from 1 -4 for them to fix it. WTF? I wonder if I could be compensated for that?? My sister in law Trina seems to think so! I tried to make the most of it.. but I had to make call after call. I didn't really mind the tv being gone.. but what I did mind was the internet not working! I was able to hook my phone up to my laptop for internet but it was slow.. I just gave up and went outside. It was actually nice.. I walked the dog.. took in the fresh air.. sat on the back porch and read.. and even hung out with my friendly neighbor. Honestly, I was pissed.. and I should have got busy around the house but instead I just let the stupid tv drama take over. I was grumpy.. and I wasn't so nice to anyone today.
Jackson came home with not such a good report from school and I think I might have over reacted. I feel bad about it.. and tonight when I was tucking him in.. he about broke my heart. He said.. " Dad couldn't handle me.. so I came here.. and where are you going to send me if you can't handle me either?? " OMG.. heartbreaking. He's only 10 years old. I reassured him that he isn't going anywhere.. and I also apologized for being a huge grump today. Again.. it was totally heart breaking. So tonight I need to get some rest and wake up in a much better mood tomorrow. I sometimes forget that my son can feel my energy.. and the last thing I want him feeling is scared that I am going to ship him off somewhere. Yea.. NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. I didn't know that was something he was scared of. But now I also understand what he feels about his dad too. So I have my work cut out for me. I want every minute of mine, every second to be as influential on him as possible in a good way. Today I feel I failed at it all.. Tonight I feel a little better and tomorrow is going to be a new day with some new changes. I am not a perfect parent. No matter how many books I read....or other parents I talk to.. there is no one formula that works for each child. You just have to learn from the experiences that are put in front of you and try to keep doing better. Oh, and btw.. Jackson choose to come here on his own..but he didn't get along well with his father. However apparently in his mind, he kicked him out .. It couldn't be further from the truth. My ex husband loves Jackson very much. They just had trouble getting along.
Tomorrow is already here.. and I have to be up a little earlier to make sure he is up on time.. husby is going into work early and can't do the morning shift. I have big plans on what I want the morning to be. And even if I have to fake it till I make it, I will put a smile on my face at 7am . I have some parenting things I need to work on and its starting in the morning.
Helloooo! For Monday Makeup I am showing you in the video below my top favorite drugstore mascaras!
There are so many different good mascaras at the drugstore.. I mean, why pay big money for something you will have to replace in a few months!? I do have some high end ones I love but I tend to get more from the drugstore than anywhere else.
Hope you enjoy!
Do you have a drugstore favorite mascara? I would love to know it!! Leave it in the comments below!
Happy Monday! So today in trying to decide which movie I was going to review.. it was a toss up between Mary and Martha and Django. While I have LOTS to say about Django...I am choosing to take a few minutes to go over Mary and Martha and next week we will go over Django!
I watched it for the first time late last night. I seriously stayed up till 330am to watch this. I found it incredibly touching and inspiring.
Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful day! I have been dealing with internet and tv problems today but everything is back to working! So I am here busy trying to get some posts done...and a video that should be up soon too. So how is your Earth Day going!? I guess my no internet and no tv just made it perfect for me to take a break and enjoy the weather today. Its not incredibly warm but its still sunny! I took Cooper for a walk and hung out with the neighbors some waiting on Time Warner to fix their issues. Otherwise I might have stayed inside all day long!
So I am going to sit around work on emails, blog post and youtube videos! I hope your having a great day.. if you are doing something special for Earth day.. leave me a comment and let me know what you are up to!
This weekend was pretty uneventful.. not much went on around here. Saturday the weather was pretty cool until late afternoon. So I stayed inside all most of the day and
did desk work.. and blog work! As you can see.. I think I finally got it right. I also had a ton of tracking websites.. you know that tells you who, when , and where.. when it comes to your blog stats.. well I got them down too and now just using one. I don't need all those trackers on here anymore.. I didn't need a lot of the crap that I use to have on this blog.. so I got rid of it all! Think of it as blog housekeeping!
This week went by in a flash. I forgot all about the A- Z Challenge.. so I am catching up again!
Hope you enjoy!
I really need to get back to getting more of the house organized. The last thing I did was the kitchen - You can check out that post here - There are still so many different things that I have to do before summer gets here! So I had better get a move on it!
I hope you all are enjoying this morning with your family and friends.
I am just waking up but I think I will feed the cats and then maybe just go right back to bed for a little more sleep. Why not right? I did bake some cinnamon rolls for Jackson and Scott. I can't eat them because for some strange reason cinnamon is too strong for me and gives me headaches. But I will just have some grapefruit and toast when I do get hungry.
Now that we can all rest a little easier knowing that the two guys who hurt so many people in Boston are gone...I hope we can all focus on good things. I know its hard but I do trust God. I don't always agree with him but I trust him. I don't understand why these things have to keep happening.. and frankly it makes me want to go hide. Since I can't, I am going to try to go into each day with a positive attitude. The last few months have been hard for me but things are getting better. And that's all that matters.
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