Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Best Thing I Have Ever Done In My Shower

Haha that sounds dirty...

Need more shower storage?

Go buy this crap...

it's awesome.

This mesh-like-hanger-thingy is from Dollar General and it's only $2.50. This bad boy adds instant storage to any random wall in your shower. I hung it up on a 3M hook that was about $2.00.

The mirror is a fog-free 3M Shower Mirror I found at Wal-Mart for about $8.00.
I friggin' love it.

There is another hook on the adjacent wall that is also 3M and was about $2.00.

The mesh organizer freed up so much space on the seat and floor of my shower.  Now I can actually shave without an avalanche of shampoo tumbling to the floor.

Total shower makeover for less than $20.00!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Graphic Image Desk Diary Unboxing

About a week ago I received the Desk Diary I won over at Style Me Swanky!!

I was out of town so when Tyson called and told me I got something in the mail I honestly couldn't think of what it could be.

Then he said
"It's from Graphic Image"

and I said

When I got home this beautiful cream box was setting on the dining room table waiting for me.
 When I opened the box I found my new desk diary inside, wrapped in cellophane. 
 It says "2013" on the top right and "TPC" on the top left in gold... it's absolutely beautiful with the bright pink  crocodile embossed calfskin leather.
 I was really surprised how large it was. Almost as large as this PB Teen catalog.
 The gold page edges are stunning.
 The desk diary has a lot of great information inside like this Weight and Measure Conversion chart. Very handy!
 It has Monthly Views...
 and Weekly Views.

I absolutely love it! It is GREAT quality and so luscious I didn't even want to write in it for fear of spelling something wrong or writing sloppy. I feel like this is what the Queen would use to keep her schedule straight... but we all know she has people that do that for her!

Rosella at Graphic Image was very easy to work with to get my desk diary sent out to me quickly. Thank you so much!

And thank you Megan for this amazing giveaway! I love this datebook and have already put her to great use!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

me: A to Z

I found this fun tag over at The Dream Tree.
A. age: 25

B. bed size: king

C. chore you hate: dusting. my allergies go nuts and the dust never seems to go away!

D. dogs: bonzai, halo, max, winston, bailey, and spike (bonzai lives at home with my parents... the other five are their dogs)

E. essential start to your day: coffee with coffeemate hazelnut creamer. must. have. daily.

F. favorite color: yellow, blue, aqua

G. gold or silver: both

H. height: 5'10"

I. instruments you play: none... unless you count sam's xylophone

J. job title: stay at home girlfriend/book keeper/tax accountant/shop organizer/boat hauler/boat washer/personal shopper (it depends on what day it is)

K. kids: none

L. live: missouri- joplin and the lake

M. married: nope

N. nicknames: pistol, tripac, tippy

O. overnight hospital stays: nope

P. pet peeve: people who interupt, not putting things back where they go

Q. quote: "a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor"

R. righty or lefty: righty

S. siblings: just my fur-sisters/brothers

T. time you wake up: 8am

U. university attended: university of central missouri

V. vegetables you dislike: i have never met a veggie i didn't like

W. what makes you run late: other people. i am queen of "on time"

X. x-rays you’ve had: leg, mouth, skull

Y. yummy food: chips and salsa, seaweed salad, stir fry

Z. zoo animal favorite: dolphins

*join in the fun and if you do, let me know so i can read about you!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Haha that's just plain funny!

Did everyone get belly's full of yummy turkey?
I know I did!
My mom made Thanksgiving dinner.
It was fabulous!
Her pumpkin pies are so darn cute!
we like to call her Martha... haha

After we ate dinner at my parent's house, I drove to Joplin to spend a little time with Tyson and his family.
We relaxed for a little while and then Tyson and I took a nice voyage to No Man's Land aka The Mall... to see all the Black Friday shoppers...

This was Best Buy...
These people are lucky that it is 65 degrees outside and not 30 like it has been other years!
And since it's almost the 23rd...

Day 23: I am thankful that I am not standing in line, fighting someone for a TV.

The only thing that would have made today better would be if my dad could have eaten Thanksgiving dinner with us. He is still on a feeding tube and today he didn't feel very well. He spent most of the day sleeping. I wish there was something I could do to make him better. I would be most thankful for that...

I hope your Thanksgiving was great!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

30 Days of Thanks {Catch Up}

I told you I would royally screw this up.

Haha... so here's a recap of what I have already posted...

Day 1: I am thankful for my strength. I have learned over the last few months that my family readily relies on my assertiveness and strength of mind. I am also the voice of reason to my loved ones.
Day 2: I am thankful for fried egg sandwiches. My mom makes a mean egg sandy. After a cup of coffee a fried egg sandy starts my day!
Day 3: I am thankful for my dad. He has taught me so much about life. He helps guide me through new experiences so I don't make the same mistakes he has made. The passed few months he has been fighting cancer and I continue to thank God for everyday he is with us!

(and right now he is sitting in his recliner, taking a nap, and snorrrrrring away! Lol!) 

  Day 4: Today I am thankful for my mom. She is very intelligent, loving, and always worried about me... like a normal ma! She has been taking amazing care of my dad... feeding tubs, dressing changes, IV bags... all of which are things a nurse would usually take care of. She took the initiative and learned how to do everything so my dad could be comfortable at home. Thanks mom! Love you!
Day 5: I am thankful for Tyson and all of the great adventures he takes me on. He loves to show me new things and places.
Day 6: I am thankful for Jim, and all the great things he does for Tyson and I. Not just anybody will invite someone to Miami and Key West to spend 10 days on a yacht and powerboating in the ocean. We work very hard to make sure the speed boats are ready when Jim is ready but in return he is very grateful and the most humble man I know.
Now it's time to catch up on the last two weeks I missed.
Day 7: I am thankful for my girlfriends! The lovely ladies that I went to high school with, college with, and the ladies I have met after. I love that I can say-
"We've been friends for 15 years!"

Day 8: I am thankful for Bonzai. He's my little bundle of joy! Love my lil' boy!

Day 9: I am thankful for my health. I am so blessed to have a strong body that has yet to fail me.
Day 10: I am thankful for my faith. The good Lord does some amazing things and I trust him with my life!
Day 11: I am thankful to have a lovely home to live in. Keeps me warm and dry and safe!
Day 12: I am thankful for the difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I don't want to be.

and on a lighter note
Day 13: I am thankful for cheap champagne. Nothin' quite like a tasty mimosa!
Day 14: I am thankful for Uggs. They allow me to be so freaking comfortable and yet "fashionable" all at the same time. Uggs... you are a lifesaver.
  Day 15: I'm thankful for washers and dryers. I freaking love doing laundry.
(no that's not my washer/dryer... I wish!)
Day 16: I am thankful for boats. I love boats.
 Day 17: I am thankful for hair dye. Without it I would have mousey brown hair and that just doesn't look good on me.
Day 18: I am thankful for LOL CATS.
Day 19: I am thankful for Target. Target is my zen... I go in there, wander around aimlessly, find cool stuff, and two and a half hours later I go home and look at it all.
Day 20: I am thankful for Pinterest. What would we do without Pinterest? We wouldn't find hilarious things to do to our children/nephews to embarass them when they become adults.

Day 21: I am thankful for chips and salsa. Preferably extremely-hot-light-my-mouth-on-fire salsa.
(oh and tequila... tequila is pretty good, too.)

Day 22: I am thankful for my iPhone camera. How else could I capture moments like this?
(sweet duds, dude)
and this

So what are you thankful for? You can find my link-up here. Have a great holiday!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Liebster Award

How sweet!
I was nominated by two lovely ladies for the Liebster Award!

Now if you are anything like me, I said to myself

"What is a Liebster award?"

haha yeah. i'm clueless.

The Liebster award is given by fellow bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

Less than 200 followers? Yup that's me!
There should be an award for people with less than 30 followers because that's me, too.

The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The Rules
1. List 11 random facts about yourself.
2. Answer your nominator’s 11 questions.
22 in my case...
3. Choose up to 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and ask them your own questions.
4. Inform your nominees of their award nominations.


11 Random Facts About Tristan
1. I cannot stand it when the volume level or temperature in my car/house is on an odd number other than increments of 5. Confused? Here's an example. The temperature in my car must be something like 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, or 80. It absolutely can not be 71, 73, 77, or 79. I will freak out.

2. I really love my morning television...
Good Morning America, Kelly & Michael, The View...
But if I had a good shot I would totally kick Elizabeth Hasselbeck in the biscuit.

3. I love Honey Boo Boo Child.

4. I don't like feet. Other than my own, of course.

5. I have been on TV. Powerboating in Paradise to be exact.

6. I was a "Budweiser Girl".

7. When I was little, I thought the number for 911 was 991.

8. I never know what to write in a birthday/thank you/wedding/get well card.

9. I make my bed EVERY morning.

10. I really don't care for BBQ... unless its BBQ nachos. Then I'm sold.

11. I've driven a boat faster than I've driven a car... 122mph!

So here are the 11 questions from Brooke:
1. Would you rather see a movie at the theater or at home on DVD? Why?
I would rather watch a movie at home on DVD because I will fall asleep in the movie theater! It's way too dark in the theater and dark = Tristan falls asleep. At home I can have all my lights on or at least see some daylight to keep me awake!

2. If someone wrote a book about your life, what would they title it?
Crazy Annoying Girl That Won't Shut Up

3. What was the worst thing that has happened to you in the last week?
Hmmm... I'd have to say just overall stress. Holidays, parties, work, my dad being sick, my mom being stressed out... all of it is just a lot to handle!

4. What are you most looking forward to in the next year?
Goodness I have no clue! I usually only think about two or three days in advance so the next year is just really not on my mind right now.

5. What person in history would you most like to meet?
Gosh I don't care much for history (I slept during that class in high school) but I guess I would say Marilyn Monroe.

6. Do you dream in color?
Yes. Vivid color. I have a few dreams that I remember them like they really happened.

7. What was your favorite book as a child?
I have to choose just one!? Nope can't do it!
Love You Forever
Where The Wild Things Are
A Light In The Attic
The Giving Tree

8. What was the best thing that has happened to you in the last week?
Waking up. Thank you, Baby Jesus.

9. If your life was a song, what would the title be?
See #2 lol

10. What is happiness to you?
Happiness to me is accepting the hand you have been given and making the best of it.

11. What was the last gift you gave someone?
I gave Tyson's nephew some bath toys last night for his birthday! Some boats, bath fizzies, bath foam, a floating zylophone...

 11 Questions from Sarah:
1. What is your favorite daily blog read?
Oh heck. I have a few favorites but I have to choose Pink Lou Lou. She was the one who inspired me to start blogging!

2. Do you like your handwriting?
If I try REALLY REALLY hard, I can make my handwriting "pretty". Otherwise it looks like hell.

3. If you could only use lipgloss, mascara or foundation, which would it be?

4. What is your dream job? Are you doing it now?
Dream job... heck I'm probably doing it just not getting paid enough! Traveling and boating!

5. Do you use sarcasm alot?

6. What is your favorite quote?
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -- John Lennon

7. Scary movies or funny movies? Favorite?
Both. I like scary movies for an adrenaline rush. I like funny movies for a good laugh!
Favorite scary movie- Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Favorite funny movie- Elf

8. What book are you reading now?
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

9. What is your favorite "cheat" meal?
I don't have one. I eat whatever I want which just so happens to be healthy food because my momma raised me on veggies!

10. Where were you born?
Osage Beach, Missouri

11. What is your favorite feature about yourself?
My height. 5'10" baby!

Now for who I am tagging:
Lesley at The Dream Tree
Natalie at Team Tristan
Sara at The Moon and Me
 Ashley at According to Ashley

and here are your 11 questions:
 1. What is at the top of your Christmas Wishlist?
2. What are five products that you continually repurchase?
3. Where is your favorite place to vacation?
4. What is the most thrilling thing you have ever done?
5. What is the best gift you ever received?
6. What is at the top of your bucket list?
7. What is one feature about yourself you wish you could change?
8. What do you listen to in your car? Radio/CD/Book on Tape/Movie?
9. Tacos or Burgers?
10. Brand Name or Store Brand?
11. What are you wearing? (haha I had to)

Friday, November 16, 2012

I'm back!

Has it really been 10 days since my last post? Whew! Time flies when you are having fun boating.

Here are some more pics of our adventure in Miami and Key West!

This is the yacht some friends of mine from Oklahoma chartered... her name is "Mia" and she is GORGEOUS!

We party.

13 people in Freedom headed to the island!

We made it! Boca!

Best island party EVER!

I love my girls!

So much fun!

Blondes have more fun!

Bye Key West... until next time!

We actually got home on the 11th but my head has been spinning ever since.

I have been to Wal-Mart twice in the passed two days which gives me a headache in itself.

I had to go birthday present shopping for Mr. Sam's first birthday.
kid is spoiled

Don't worry... I got us adults some presents for his birthday, too

I've been cleaning the house which means I have been cleaning cat litter boxes.

I finally bought QuickBooks Pro for the business. This in itself is about to make me go nutso. I am no accountant and I'm about freaking tired of looking at receipts all the time. Gotta get this biz organized.

Oh and we have been working on our fish tank. We did a little maintenance on it yesterday which involved extreme amounts of dust which of course I am allergic to so I got sick as a dog and I currently feel like total crap. Yay me.
What you don't see any fish in our 1600 gallon fish tank? That's because there are only two in there. We are currently working on that problem.

Alright that is all I have for today. I'll catch up on my 30 Days of Thanks later on when my head isn't pounding from all of this fun sinus pressure.