Tuesday, March 31, 2009
While procrastinating, I've been thinking about all the awesome birthday parties I've had over years. Some of my most memorable were-
50's sock hop- 10th birthday
New Kids On The Block Party- 8th birthday
Strawberry Shortcake Party- 1st Birthday
Thanks, Mom. You rock (for having me and for throwing killer parties)!
I had a Bachelorette/Birthday Party in New Orleans for my 23rd thanks to Keke and several of my other friends. It was almost more fun than I could handle. Almost.
So far, Little Red has had:
Cowboy Party- 1st Birthday
Elmo Party- 2nd Birthday
This year will most likely be a "Wocket" Party- (that would be rocket, of course) LR is more than obsessed with outer space.
I love planning parties and all things Birthday (obviously)! I'm always looking for good ideas. What are your most memorable Birthday celebrations?
I am super excited about sharing all of my favorite things with y'all tomorrow. I promise, you won't want to miss it!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Keke hooked a sista up with this J. Crew tee, sassy Swarovski bunny key fob & a couple of bottles of 2 Buck Chuck from Trader Joe's.
Can you say BLING BLING?
BTW my last name starts with H and is another word for rabbit. What a perfectly sassy gift!
Mr. Sass, Little Red and I had a fabulous day yesterday. We lounged and napped and watched movies. Have you seen Nim's Island? LOVED it. LR & Mr. Sass loved it, too. The scenery and animals were fantastic and Gerard Butler is the PERFECT eye candy. What a great family movie. We also watched Get Smart and Daddy Day Camp.
My Favorite Things Giveaway will start on April Fools Day (the day of my actual birth). Stay tuned!
Friday, March 27, 2009
What's better than man jokes?
Q. What did the elephant say to the naked man?
A. How on earth do you manage to breath through THAT?!!
How is Colonel Sanders like the typical male?
All he's concerned with is legs, breasts, and thighs.
What should you give a man who has everything?
A woman to show him how to work it.
I don't care who you are, that's funny (unless you are a man).
A good one from my bestie, Keke~
What did the fish say when he hit a brick wall?
And my personal favorite-
You are on the bus when you suddenly realize ... you need to pass gas. The music is really loud, so you time your gas with the beat. After a couple of songs, you start to feel better as you approach your stop. As you are leaving the bus, people are really staring you down, and that's when you realize, you have been listening to your ipod.
Gotta have some Little Red humor~
We were driving along yesterday when Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" came on the radio. Little Red got really excited and proclaimed, "Mommy, dat is MY song!" Seriously, does "his" song have to be about drinkin' whiskey outta the bottle and makin' love by the lake? Don't get me wrong, that sounds like a blast to me, but for my almost 3 year old, notsomuch.
Tonight my bestie, Keke, will arrive to help me celebrate. I'm beyond excited! Tomorrow will be jam packed with shopping fun. Looks like the rain will move out in time for my pedicured piggies to make their debut for dinner at The Melting Pot!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
From Pottery Barn Teen
From Restyled Home- She is giving one of these cuties (the chandelier, not the girls) away. Go check her out!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
It is raining like crazy here. There are wrecks all over the place, which can be chalked up to folks forgetting how to drive at the first sign of a rain drop. Totally typical. Flooding and severe weather are expected with this 6+ inches of rain coming our way over the next 4 days. Hopefully the weather will clear up just in time for dinner Saturday night. I'm going to be a not so happy camper if I am unable to wear open toed shoes- to show off my freshly pedicured tootsies, of course.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Festivities will kick off Friday night when Keke and Bush roll into town. Saturday will be awesome complete with girl time, garage sale hopping, bathing suit shopping & pedicures followed by fondue at the Melting Pot with 13 of my best buds. Dinner with other friends and some of my family is scheduled for Wednesday(my actual birthday- yep, I'm an April Fool) night. A total family celebration will occur at some point during the following weekend. We are also rejoining society and having our cable installed on Sunday as part of the celebration, which I couldn't be happier about. I also have some exciting things planned here including a post of my favorite things (Oprah style of course- complete with a giveaway). Stay tuned for "A Week of Me"- hey, it's my party and I can do whatever I want...
By the way, if any one talks to Mr. Sass, I must have a Wii. Not so subtle hints have been dropped, but I don't want there to be any confusion. Thanks!
Monday, March 23, 2009
After I got dressed this morning, Little Red and I had this convo-
LR: Mommy, I wuv your dress!
Me: Aw, thanks buddy. I like it, too.
LR: Yep, I wuv it cause it has tires on it.
Me: You are such a boy.
He likes my dress because it has auto parts on it? Seriously, how can he even be my kid? Wonder if this dress will have a similar effect on Mr. Sass... The man does love tires.
Friday, March 20, 2009
If we haven't met before, I'm Cassie. I am Mommy to a little red headed 2 1/2 year old cutie named Ramsey aka Little Red and wifey to the ever so handy and hunky Mr. Sass. You can follow the craziness of our lives here. Never a dull moment, I'll just tell ya.
If you haven't already, check out the par-tay at 5 Minutes For Mom. There are some rockin prizes that you have to check out. Some of my faves are:
Core Fitness for Mom DVD from Moms into FitnessProvided by: Busy MommyPrize details: If you are frustrated with your tummy bulge this Core DVD provides innovative techniques so you lose the mom tummy! Could be the answer to my ab issues :)
A personalized name dot variety pack of Stuck On You.Provided by: Stuck On YouPrize details: Get organized and stay worry-free with Stuck On You personalized labels for you and your kids. Available in a variety of designs and graphics, these labels can be used for everything from indicating allergies to labeling summer camp belongings. What an awesome idea! This would solve the jacket disappearing at daycare dilemma once and for all!
$50 Target Gift Card Who couldn't use this?
Toddler Apron from LoLo CraftProvided by: LoLo CraftPrize details: Get your kids into the kitchen with you! LoLo Craft would like to provide one winner with their choice of either a Toddler Girl apron or a Toddler Boy apron. Little Red does make BIG messes.
Your choice of our Simply Precious Photo Tile Necklace ($110), or our key clasp style Boston Locket ($185)Provide by: Elemental MemoriesPrize Details: Elemental Memories is giving you a choice this year! So cool!
Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD and The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook: Budget Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will LoveProvided by: Pudget: Losing Weight On A BudgetPrize details: These two great tools will help you during any phase of your weight loss journey. Once again- I'm workin on my fitness, here.
Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand MixerProvided by: Moms Who ThinkPrize details: From Amish Friendship Bread to Decadent Cheesecake and all the meals in between dessert, Moms Who Think has recipes you’ll love. We would like to donate a Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer to help make one lucky winner’s home cooking even easier. (winner’s choice of color, $349.99 retail value) Just maybe this would get my butt in gear om some home cookin'.
$100 gift card to HomeGoodsProvided by: HG OpenhousePrize details: Get Spring! Get Savings! Get Happy! HomeGoods would like to donate a $100 gift card for use in-store. I'm decorating a house here people.
personalized minkee toddler pillow from Dillyhearts Provided by: DillyheartsPrize details: Does your busy toddler need a little down time? Our top-selling personalized minkee toddler pillows are ultra-soft and hugable. Custom, handmade, and just the right size for your little one Anything that might help LR sleep a little better is an awesome prize in my book!
Any Blog makeover/design prize- Let's face it, my blog could use some sassifying
1 RockNRule Mom tee and 1 Grateful Mom tee and 1 Grateful Mom tank (3 winners total)Provided by: Promom CouturePrize details: Celebrate motherhood with style, sass and fabulous designs. The ORIGINAL lifestyle company dedicated to moms has been seen on Oprah and in numerous mags across the globe…join the celebration! This stuff is just plain cooooool and it does say sass up there...
Pair of shoes from Eleven Collection Spring/Summer 09′Provided by: Wishing PennyPrize Details: Pick any pair for your sweet feet! Eleven’s shoes are available in whole sizes 9-3, perfect for toddlers through early school age kids (ages 3-8). LR is needing some new shoes fo sho!
So head on over and check it out. I'm a sucker for a good party (and GREAT prizes)...To all my new friends, thanks for coming by!
LR: Do you have a surprise (snack, candy, toy, etc.) for me?
LR: Don't say maybe. Say yes.
He's a bossy little thang. Luckily I had a treat stashed away for him. I can't imagine how much trouble I'd have been in otherwise.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I MIGHT have graduated from a high school that has been made famous by MTV.
There MIGHT have been 644 peeps in my graduating class.
I MIGHT know about 50 of them.
I MIGHT actually go to the reunion.
I MIGHT have a birthday right around the corner, that will no longer allow me to say I am in my mid twenties.
My body MIGHT be aching from all the manual labor I have been doing.
I MIGHT be feeling rather old today.
This is all hypothetical, of course.
Me: Guess where we are going...
Me: We are going to Sam's to shop & eat! It will be sooooo fun.
LR: Oh, ok.
Me: Are you excited?(trying to pump him up)
LR: Yep, Sam is my fwiend.
So, the buggies at Sam's have spots for 2 kiddos to sit. Who is brave enough to take 2 kids to Sam's? Not me. Little Red insisted upon sitting on the right side. He proceeded to tell us that his fwiend Sam was going to sit in the other spot.
I didn't have the heart to tell him that Sam's was a place and not a person. He looked for his "fwiend" all over the store. He finally decided that Sam must not have been there. He made me promise that we would go back again. Am I a bad mom for not telling him that his "fwiend" Sam doesn't really exist and for using it to my advantage? He hasn't been that good while shopping, well ever.
Does anyone have a kid named Sam that I can borrow?
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I got the honor of mopping up the water to save our stuff. It was back breaking work and after about 15 minutes I was dog tired and ready to quit. After 30 minutes I wanted to cry. At one hour I started pretending that I was on Big Brother or Survivor or some other ridiculous reality show (that I love) and that if I filled the bucket fast enough I'd win a million buckaroos. 2 hours later I had sure 'nuff filled the bucket and saved all of our possessions, but I'm still waiting on that check. Best workout I've had in a while, though and Mr. Sass was seriously impressed since manual labor just isn't my thang. I can feel it in my back and my shoulders and my neck and my legs and my arms and my hands and my feet and my hair. No worries though, my purses and shoes are safe!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Last night when I presented his fab dinner of a hot dog and chips- don't judge me we are trying to get moved here- he said, with a totally disgusted look on his face, "Mommy I can not eat dat. I jest don't wike pink." Little Red, say what? I asked why and he responded with, "Pink is jest for gulls." I was taken aback and totally unprepared. I looked at him like he was crazy and then proceeded to roll the dog in ketchup. He promptly gobbled it up. Problem solved. Until he asked for juice. All I had was cran-apple. He picked milk instead. Score! Looks like I really am the pink in a house of blue. LR becomes more boyish every day.
Note to self:
To keep Little Red out of my stuff, all I have to do is buy it in pink or put it in a pink box or put a pink sticker on it. This will totally be used to my advantage. I see lots of pink stuff in my future.
Monday, March 16, 2009
- Paint kitchen cabinets
- Paint bedroom (or not)
- MAJOR landscaping- we will have to hire someone to do this
- Tile bathroom counters
- Tile kitchen counters
- Replace living room ceiling fan
- Build new deck
- Build shop
- Hardwood floors in kitchen & living room
- New bathroom sink hardware
- New door knobs throughout house
- Paint exterior & trim
- Finish basement room
Lofty goals, no? I really need to find some pictures of kitchens that I like as we will be painting cabinets this weekend. I can't decide between black & white. Our walls are latte from Sherwin Williams and the hardware is polished silver. Pointers and ideas are welcome. I will get some before pictures ASAP. We will be putting hardwood on the floors and tiling the counter tops. Eventually.
The guest room aka Lil Miss Sassypant's bedroom is a BRIGHT lilacish purple. The room was done in hot pink & black at the other house, which I loved with all my heart. I(Mr.Sass) either have to paint the bedroom or change the motif. I'm kinda liking this purple, black & white room. I'll just tell ya. it's really growing on me. What do you think? Our furniture is white. I'm pretty sure Mr. Sass would be stoked to mark this off the list without having to do it.
From Pottery Barn...The walls are almost exactly this color.
Over the weekend we changed out all the cabinet hardware in the bathrooms and kitchen, replaced vents throughout, changed out door knobs & deadbolts on the front, back and garage door, replaced the closet organizers and racks & pulled hideous trim off the top of the kitchen cabinets. I use the term "we" loosely since mostly I just watched Mr. Sass. I could have helped, but why would I want to slow him down? The man is handy to have around. I should be shot for not utilizing his mad skillz more often. My dad says there is nothing Mr. Sass can't fix. Dad, on the other hand, notsomuch the handyman type- Probably the understatement of the century.
I had wonderful help with Little Red. My big lil sis, Molly, took him for a day of fun Saturday and kept him out of the way for his safety and our sanity. On Sunday, when I took him to the new-old house, he looked around the basement and said, "Mommy, we need to cwean up!" Thanks for the moral support, buddy.
Friday, March 13, 2009
You Know You(or your kids) Grew Up In the 80's IF:
1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.
you know it!
2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do theCarlton
I can and I do.
3. You know that 'WOAH' comes from Joey on Blossom
I was so in love with Joey.
4. If you ever watched 'Fraggle Rock'
Watched it, but couldn't stand it- puppets freak me out.
5. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
Sorry, but even cartoons can't get me up early.
6. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
I rocked it!
7. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
Best game eveah! Have they made an updated version? There are a few peeps I'd like to see come down with Typhoid or Scarlet Fever.
8. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
We had tons of 'em. I even had one shaped like a flamingo.
9. You played the game 'MASH'(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
I was supposed to live in a mansion, marry Kirk Cameron, have 3 kids and drive a porsche. What happened?
10. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
Tight rolled of course-
11. You know the profound meaning of ' WAX ON , WAX OFF'
12. You wanted to be a Goonie.
Notsomuch, but Little Red loves this movie!
13. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (Some of us...head-to-toe)
You know it- fluorescent spandex was da bomb!
14. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off, his cheeks shifted and his nationality became questionable.
15. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
She was hot stuff!
16. You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pail Kids in the schoolyard.
I really don't remember doing this...
17. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
Like it was yesterday!
18. You still get the urge to say 'NOT' after every sentence.
19. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
I had thread in every color.
21. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.
I broke an egg on my jelly shoe in kindergarden while cooking. So gross!
22. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying 'I know what you are, but what am I?'
23. You remember 'I've fallen and I can't get up'
24. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
25. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
I was actually really good at skippin it.
26. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
I don't think I ever did that.
27. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.
They also freaked me out.
28. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
Neil Patrick Harris & Alyssa Milano still rock!
29. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown a lien from Melmac.
When I was in college a guy I knew dressed up like Alf for Halloween. Funniest thing ever.
30. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and don't even flinch when people refer to them as 'NKOTB'
Loved them more than life itself...
31. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on 'Saved By The Bell,' The ORIGINAL class..
Loved Zach, Kelly, Screech, Lisa, Jesse & Slater more than life itself, too.
32. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
and you're too late
33. You just sang those words to yourself.
you give love a bad name
34. You still sing 'We are the World'
we are the children...
35. You tight rolled or french cuffed your jeans. And still debate on which is the right term!
36. You owned a bannana clip.
I owned one in every color.
37. You remember 'Where's the Beef?'
Actually, I don't...
38. You used to (and probably still do) say 'What you talkin' 'bout Willis?'
39. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!
40. You rocked a permed 'fro for at least 1 school picture!
I rocked it in multiple school pics!
Sigh. It really is for the best. With the current state of the economy and the unknown of the future, this will be great for us financially. The house is on the smallish side, but we are planning an addition, a new deck & a shop out back, plus there will be much less house to clean (totally the best part). I'm trying to stay positive here people. I'll keep you updated on our progress!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thanks for the advice, girlies! Unfortunately, I can't take his nap away since he is at daycare, plus I really don't think that is the issue. He is very obviously tired in the evenings, he just fights like the dickens to stay awake. He sings, tickles, talks and cries all the while fighting to keep his little baby blues open...
Guess we shall see what tonight brings. And be careful what you wish for!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Lately, Little Red REFUSES to go to bed before 10 pm, therefore he is a cranky crab come morning time. I have tried everything from sweetness & bribes to my serious face, complete with time outs, CIO and, yes a few leg swats-don't you judge me. This kid is way too stubborn for his own good. Nothing works. He fights me until Mr. Sass (who has been working very looooooong hours) gets home and we turn every light in the house off and all lay down together. Even the dogs must be in their beds. I have to spend 20 minutes pretending to sleep while fighting with all my might to stay awake so that I can finish dishes, laundry and various other equally exciting tasks.
Then, when it's time to wake up he REFUSES to get up and the entire morning is a nightmare. He fights getting dressed, brushing his teeth and just wants me to hold him. I spend the entire morning rushing him while trying to get myself ready. This is not fun a' tall and I know he needs more sleep, but I can't figure out for the life of me how to get him to bed earlier. Am I so entertaining that he wants to stay up with me and not miss anything? Doubtful. I mean folding towels and unloading the dishwasher are super glam, but seriously he isn't gonna miss anything.
How do all of you 7pm bed timers do it? Even 8pm would be loverly. Do I need Super Nanny or an intervention or what?
KeKe- my bestie that I simply couldn't live without. I'm her favorite hoe after all!
Deidre- my sweet as pie cousin in law that has the cutest lil girlie with a baby boy on the way.
Brooke- she just gave birth to twins and has 3 under 3. Girl is Super Woman!
Anna- an old friend of mine that I have recently found in blog world. So glad our paths have crossed again!
I'm so blessed to know all of you. You have inspired me in different ways and I'm a better person because of you. Thanks, sistas!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
LR only actually has one injury that is for real. It was a garbage can incident that resulted in much crying and a little blood. Yesterday, he told his teacher that it was hurting so bad he was afraid it would fall off if he didn't get a band aid. She got him one stat and laughed hysterically as she told me the tale- it appears she is a sucker for the cute factor, too. He is only a tad dramatic. I just don't know where he gets it.
Lord help us if he discovers band aids with characters...I'm just thankful that I can cure his ailments with a box(or 2) of band aids and some lovin'. I dread the day that I can't make it all better with a kiss and a band aid.
Monday, March 9, 2009
First off, the weather is just perfect. I could spend all day sitting outside soaking up the rays, however my boss has other plans.
I was a busy lil bee all weekend. We hauled many loads of goods to the Goodwill and cleaned out multiple garages. We are moving back into a house we have had on the market (for way too long) over the next few weeks, so looks like I better get used to the busy-ness.
Little Red pooped on the potty last night. This was not me putting him on the potty half way through his business. Nope, this was him telling me he needed to go and him sitting there til he was all done. We read 4, yes f-o-u-r Jeep magazines while he was working it out. We have had lots of tummy issues, so I haven't pushed him into it, but he has been pee-peeing in the potty regularly since he started school.
The dragging economy has now impacted my company and apparently the boss man thinks I can just pick up the slack of those laid off while continuing my regular job. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to have a job and I am quite capable, but I do have limits. I work well under pressure, but not in a pressure cooker. We'll see how long it takes me to go nuts.
On the bright side, I will be so busy with moving, work & LR's pottying I won't have time to get back in the nasty funk I was in last week, however the blogworthiness of my material may suffer. Don't say I didn't warn ya.
I have been awarded again! I will be passing it along when I get a second to breathe.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I love games! This one has quite the Sesame Street feel to it. Impulsive Addict gave me the letter J. I have to compile a list of 10 things that I love that begin with the letter J.
This was harder than I thought!
1. Julie- That would be my amazing mama (aka GiGi). She is one fine lady.
2. J. Crew- That store is so full of cuteness!
3. Jasons- I have about 13 guy friends named Jason. They all go by nicknames/ last names so as not to confuse us too much. However, at my wedding they all introduced themselves as "Just Jason". My grandmothers were slightly confused.
4. Jessica Simpson- The person & the label. Curves and all girl is hawt combined with just the right amount of dumb blonde, plus she makes great shoes! Have you seen Private Valentine? Don't be hatin.
5. Jeep Riding- Duh!
6. Johnny Knoxville- Love him and all his hotness!
7. Jerry Maguire- One of my favorite movies of all time. He had me at hello.
8. Juicy Couture Perfume- I wear it every day. I always get compliments on how yummy I smell.
9. Jammies- I love nothing more than putting on my comfy duds when I get home. We call our comfy clothes jammies or jammers at the Sass house.
10. Juiced Berry Lipgloss- From the VS Beauty Rush Line. Can't leave home without it!
If you want a letter, leave a comment. I'll go easy on you. Maybe.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
She posted the following on her blog, Hoemade With Love today (proof that she totally deserves the Kreativ Award and that she's a rockin' friend)...
My Favorite Hoe...
She rarely flies off the handle,
and smells like a lovely candle.
Smart, head strong and wise,
she is pretty and the perfect size.
She stands by me year in and year out,
allowing me to laugh, cry and sometimes pout.
She is great at playing in the dirt,
but she also knows how to wear a skirt.
We know each others passions and strengths,
and will back each other up, no matter the length.
Children, parents, work and spouses,
we will both survive bad luck with stupid houses.
My Sassy Hoe is unique and one of a kind,
I love her dearly because she keeps me from loosing my mind.
1. Diet Dr. Pepper
2. The Beach -this is most certainly a proper noun
3. Hoteling it
4. My monogram on anything & everything
5. Shopping for bargains
6. Spending time with my 2 best men
7. Crimson Tide Football- Roooooooooooll Tide!
Please note that this list is in no particular order. I may or may not like Diet Dr. Pepper more than anything else in the world.
So, now I HAVE to pass this along. I'm trying not to repeat anyone one...Here goes-
April- cuz I lurve her style
Misadventeruous Mommy- cuz she can be kreativ on 3 blogs at once
Renee- cuz her blog is super cute and she's so daggum domestic
KeKe- for quality, not quantity
Monogramchick- her cute stuff speaks for itself
Babiesandbargains- she manages to post great info even when she feels like death
Pioneerwoman- cuz her blog just plain rocks
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I'm feeling much better. Thanks for all the love. At the moment I'm kicked back watching Beverly Hills Chiuaua, which could also explain my need for alternate entertainment. Yep its almost 10 oclock and Little Red is still up. Dont waste your time judging me, I'm all outta concern for today. He's fading fast though. Or maybe that's just me...