Thursday, March 31, 2011

Who is Robert Bunsen?

Yes, Yes, I'M ALIVE!! I have been SO CRAZY busy and today is no different!  But before I talk about that for 2 seconds, who is Robert Bunsen?  I saw a thing today on The Nate Burkus Show about how to grow your blog.  One recommendation was to search google trends and see what was trending.  How out of it are you when you only recognize 3 of the 10 items?! These are the ones I know: #6 Opening day (I believe that's something to do with baseball), #9 The Bible and #10 Ohio... really, Ohio is trending? Is something big happening in the Buckeye state??  I don't have time to check... ANYWHOOOO.... So busy shopping for things to wear on the cruise.  It takes me FOREVER because I have to go to 564 stores to find 2 things to fit... I can hear you all crying for me- shut up!  Anyway, I'm off again today but right in the middle of the day I have a young authors thing to go to at Darlings school.  They've been doing research books (this is 2nd grade people!!) and my sweeties is about "Hamsters", I saw a sneak peek, it is adorable!!
Hang in there Random Friday is coming and I promise a full post tomorrow!!  Off like a prom dress....
I leave you with this cause she is SO stinking cute.  This is from 2007, she was 4 and she was fancy back then, obviously!!
just so ya know... I have missed blogging/you guys SO much this week...

Friday, March 25, 2011

10 Random Things Friday...

1. I went shopping yesterday, it was a success-I don't often say that.  If I were 7 inches taller it would do a world of help, I am not holding my breath...
 Dear Macy's thank you for takin' a chunk-a-change from me!
I use to shop at Macy's when it was Hudsons, I don't know why I hadn't been back, but I will, and that is a promise!

2. I got this jacket in grey, but...they have to ship my size from NYC!  
(Macy's would not allow me to take the bigger picture from their site, but this is the actual size of the jacket i ordered.)
I had the exact same thing happen with a sweater at Christmas.  Whoever that little woman in my city is, she has EXCELLANT taste and keeps stealin' my size!

3. Do you ever get something that is totally NOT you?  You see it, you think "why not?", take it in the dressing room and yell "Fashizzel" and you gotsta, gotsta have it?  Well that happened with this:
I know, I looks a little like your Grandma's scarf, but I'm telling you, it's cute on! I wouldn't have believed it either.


5. Watch out Charlie Sheen's Goddesses! 
I <3 this dress!  
(and it's NOT as peachy as it appears in the picture)
and... there is a gem missing under my right arm so I got 15% off AND my shopping pal, BRAT (Beautiful Rich and Thin mom of 3) had Macy's coupons!! $41 for this dress, not bad, hun?!

6.   Size 5?!?!?!!!!! 
Aldo, I now know YOU are my real friend, but if you ever get rid of size 5 shoes i'll punch you in the face.  Oh yes, the joys of having tiny bound Chinese feet... Do you know that even my boyfriend Target is starting their sizes at a 5-1/2?  Shameful Target, shameful!!!

7. We will be spending our Saturday afternoon at the school Carnival...
Darling is soooooooo excited, The Mister and I...well, let's just say we're going to enjoy every minute of her youth, cause it's not gonna last for long :(
I know...this picture is GOOD! Can you believe I took it?!  See how it's all in focus, but blurry in the background?!  Oh, who thinks she's giving Ansel Adams a run for his $$?
This is for sale in my 2nd etsy shop here:

9. This photo is beyond disappointing after the ticket photo I realize, but I have GOT to get in the shower! I ran this morning (4.71 miles, thank you!) and I'm starting to smell myself...
This is the stack of pages I've got "done" during my recent scrapbooking frenzy!  Ok, I say "done" because my one friend (Scrappy Hitler) says they aren't done because I didn't put a title or journaling on each page.  I say I've got 8 photo boxes FULL and if I just get 'em on paper I'm calling them DONE!

Peeps in the HOUSE 'yo!
Smell ya later cats, have a GREAT weekend!!!
OH, bonus randomness, go check my pal's blog for a GREAT giveaway!!
This girl is gonna crack you up!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Independent Fashion designers on etsy.

We're getting ready to go on our annual cruise soon (don't try to come steal my collection of Q-tips used by celebrity's, my parents are house sitting!).  This girl needs something to wear, because of course, I have NOTHING to wear and I HATE everything I do own!
So last night I was grazing on etsy and look at all these CUTE custom pieces!!
The shop name is below each item and will take you to their shop.  Go see... I am amazed that people can actually SEW like this....I can't imagine being able to make something like this!
RiverOfRomansk (I could have put every one of her designs on here...the way I dream of dressing!)
Penni Pops Designs (you had me at pink!)
Flutter (I know one of the designers at this shop, she is a doll! Go check their ruffled collars!!!)
ThongbalTaTong (this mix match style is my FAVE, totally me!!)
and then some store bought goodies (although just not as much character and style as the handmade!):

So I'm headed out today to shop, it's always a challenge when you're 4' 11 3/4" short.  Wish I could buy some leg length!!!
Where do you shop the most?  I'll admit, TJ Maxx gets a lot of my clothing $, they have an odd assortment of items and I can sometimes find weird sizes.  Do you ever buy custom clothing on etsy (or anywhere else)?  Favorite items this season??  Least favorite items this season?  I'll tell you one thing i am NOT excited about...those little floral prints that were so big in the 80's, I was over those in 1989!
Happy Thursday!  We have a 2 hour ice delay this morning... 
Welcome to Michigan Spring!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Scrapbooking Nerd-fest

I don't scrapbooking dorkie?  You know how you get to a certain age and you're all like "is that still cool?"  Why is everyone looking at me weird?  Is it because I'm wearing 1 sparkly glove?
or why does everyone keep staring at my awesome boyfriends mullet?

My brother always calls us crappers, I then have to explain "we're scrappers that crop, not crappers that scrop" (although, I am NOT saying I'm a scrapper that doesn't crap...I don't need Jamie Lee and her yogurt, if you know what I'm sayin').  Well, regardless of what the world (or brothers) think, I LIKE it!  I like getting together with my goofball friends, I like gettin' crafty and I like looking at all my pictures!  This weekend we cropped Friday night from 6-midnight and Saturday from 9 AM - 9:30 PM, dorkalicious fun!
Friday night Cheeky green and I ran over to Qdoba and I ate a baby.
So this is the only picture I took this weekend-shocking that it's a self portrait, I know! We also got together a couple Friday nights ago and I had a salad...
(Cheeky taking a picture of it...)
that I totally flipped onto the floor...
and here are the dorks taking pictures of it...
Yeah, that's my work space...a little chaotic, yes?!
Today is laundry day so I'm hanging out in the kitchen working on MORE pages, I've only got about 8 more of these boxes FULL of photos....
So, do you still scrapbook? Did you ever? How do you display the pictures you take (and actually print!)? I don't even want to think of the amount of photos my friend "momof5" has...
Ok, off to get nerdy!

Friday, March 18, 2011

10 Random Things Friday...

Seriously, it's Friday already?  Well, let's get moving, I've got stuff to do! (not really, but I like to sound important!).
1. Last night I made this for supper:  green peas, green rice, chicken with green sauce, green milk- YUMMY!  I skipped the chicken, chicken kinda grosses me out...
 You know I don't post a ton of my darling girl, but, seriously... is she the most delicious little thing or what? LOVE that sweet face! (and such a sweet little girl too!).
2. Michigan kids get pretty desperate for SPRING!!  The last snow bank in our muddy yard.  It was 50 out Wednesday, that's a heat wave in March!!  Don't worry, it didn't trick us, we know spring isn't REALLY here!

3. See how thin this book is?  Gee, I wonder why?

4. Yesterday a friend and I went "junkin" (more on that later).  I use to work at a Carpet shop (oh gosh, don't even get me started on that personal hell...), anyway, it's now a mission store so we stopped in and everything was 1/2 off, too bad there wasn't very much good stuff.  This is the bathroom
Yes, I took the picture while sitting on the toilet, I'm classy like that!  I put the picture on my old bosses facebook because we remodeled the bathroom while I worked there and I wanted to see if he remembered it.  FYI: they had 2 DIRTY bars of soap and NO hand towels in there, Ewwwww!
I don't know what that blue thing (in the mirror reflection) is for, it was a piece of painters tape just hangin' off  a piece of poster board stuck on the wall-FANCY!

5.  This was the GREAT find of the day, I had to wrestle it away from my friend, Cheeky Green!
Do I even need to say more about this album?  Remember when we didn't have to be all politically correct?  Don't worry, chinamommy still isn't!

6.  I found this too, a Japanese pose doll with cankles!  Someone please tell me she's worth $1,500!
She'll be in the shop soon!  I got the album and the doll at the same shop plus some other gold frames (that until I do my magic are pretty ugly/creepy).  The guy checking us out said "boy, that's kind of a creepy assortment you've got there!"  Haha, they usually don't make any comment about your purchases!  I think he was intrigued!  I should have given him a business card!

7.  I'm gonna nerd out all weekend and scrapbook with my friends!  On my training schedule (for the 10K I'm doing in May) it says I'm suppose to run 9 miles Saturday...Oops!

8. I've found a new friend now that I've (reluctantly) given up my coconut creamer (insert sad face)
Vanilla Coconut Milk! Mmmmm!
Who needs 2 personal coffee makers?!
Who can't get enough of herself?  Who's keepin' it real with NO make up?  Yes, those ARE designer bags under my eyes, thanks for asking! and lastly...who needs some prescription strength lotion for her HANDS!!  Can you say "Crypt Keeper?"

9. I ran 4.4 miles today.  Yeah, I pretty much rock!
Cause I know you wanna know:
hat: BULA (LOVE it!)
Orange shirt: Nike (TJ Maxx)
Running bra: Champion (Target) 'cause we don't want those size "A's" floppin around!
Pink vest/Black running pants: Champion (Target) 
Shoes: Nike
Action shot, or Statue of Liberty Wanna-Be? You decide!
 The Mister says "So what do you do, just go around taking pictures of yourself?  Yeah, pretty much Mister!  Hey, maybe I'll close my  mouth next time, but since I just got done with 9 billion $$'s worth of dental work, I like to show off!
(If you're into crazy self portraits, check out my crazy pal here: shewearscrazywell.blogspot She's so funny and the sweetest girl under the sun!)
~anyone want to suggest a NEW, NON-venetian plaster color for my front entry??~
and even though I should have saved the Singing Midget for the grand finale, I didn't...
Coming soon to chinamommy on etsy
No, not Mister Glory Hound.... the jewelry frame!
Note the chicken WIRE!  Yep, the same chicken wire that when requested last week (by txting my Mister), got me this
Hey, don't ask... I'm not sure I understand either!
Ok, I'm off like a prom know, to do that important stuff I've got to do (AKA: spray paint stuff!  Let me tell you, it's not as easy as those city kids "tagging" buildings make it look!)
**also: ALL jewelry in my etsy shop is 1/2, YES, HALF off!!**

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Top O' the Mornin' to Ya'

So, I'm totally going to copy Angela ( picklesonpizza ) on yesterdays green post because: she is awesome, I am a slacker, today I am spending the day junking.  Thanks Angela for the awesome idea and if I ever have one, you have a free pass to snag it :)

Keep your fingers crossed that I get LUCKY today with my Junk-Hunt!!
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