Nothing But Purple: October 2008   

Friday, October 31, 2008

How much of you does your blog own?

Glad to know mine doesn't own me like I thought it did. :) LOL Take the quiz to see how much you are owned by your blog/weblog.

31.25 %

My weblog owns 31.25 % of me.
Does your weblog own you?



Aloha Friday 10.31

It's Friday again but it's a special Friday, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Today is question time! So here is my question:

If and when you were invited to a Halloween party, what did or would u go as?

I've not been invited to any period and would like to go to one, but with having kids I'm not sure if that will be feasible unless it's a family party.
Your turn.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Six Bloggers Thought of ME!

Jenna of For the Love of Baby and Erin of The Mom Buzz gave me this ROCKSTAR Award! Thanks Jenna. MMWWAAAAHHHH!

If you follow me on Twitter, you will notice a lot of my friends aren't just "cool" or "great" or "awesome", They are ROCKSTARS to me! So without further ado, I wish to give some of these individuals the first ever ROCKSTAR AWARD!
Those that receive the Rock Star award stand out. They work hard and you love knowing them. They are unique and one of a kind bloggers!
My First TEN Rockstars are!
1. Little Bits of Heaven
2. Two Boys and One Princess
3. Backpacking Dad
4. Quilao Triplets
5. Our Little Apartment
6. Attack of the Redneck Mommy
7. FeeFiFoto
8. Mrs. Fussypants
10. Hudsons Mom

I received this award from The Mom Buzz and I'm glad to have been awarded it. Thanks!
Now listen here all newly nominated awardees!

1. Slap this baby up on your blog. Don’t be shy.
2. Link to the giver - in this case the Mom Buzz!
3. Nominate up to seven other fab blogs.
4. Post links to those super fly blogs your nominating.
5. Leave messages for your recipients on their blogs…so they can feel as special as you.

Those Seven blogs are as follows:
1. Texas Quadruplets
2. Momma Mary
3. Mamma Dawg
4. Crazy Working Mom
5. If Mom Says Ok
6. Lady Lynn's Boutique
7. Live.Laugh.Love

Let's Play a Game!?!!
To begin, a quote from Finding Nemo.

Marlin: Dory, listen to me. We're going to play a game.

Dory: A game?

Marlin: Yeah, a game.

Dory: I love games! Pick me!

So let's play a game! The Mom Buzz was TAGGED by Irene at Happy Healthy Families! And she tagged me along with a few others.

Here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with eight random fact/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. A the end of your blogpost, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their name.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog.

Here are the eight bloggers I'm Tagging with this game.
1. Lulaville
2. Mama's Losin' It
3. Ian & Aidan
4. Outnumbered 2 to 1
5. Quincy's Journey
6. Sandra's Reviews
7. Sarcastic Mom
8. Simply AnonyMOM

Trish from Sweet n Sassy Girls gave me this little award. :)
Now I must pass this cute little number on to 6 other Kreativ Bloggers.
1. Skittles Place
2. SpokesNSpin
3. Stretch Marks
4. The Universe According to Agata
5. The Winbigler Family
6. The Write Gal

Mimi at Minxy Mimi Unplugged Tagged me with this little number.
Seven random facts about me.... hhhmmm well.....
1. I collect anything and everything Tweety, yes the cartoon character from Loony Tunes
2. I started blogging because other mommies were blogging so I wanted to join in.
3. I take showers in the morning everyday.
4. I am 21 years older than my first son.
5. I am 22 years older than my second son.
6. I've lived in Italy before but only b.c my dad was in the air force and was stationed there.
7. My BFF lives just down the street from me.

Now it's my turn to tag seven other people.
1. Accidental Mommies
2. Who Says 8 is Enough?
3. A Little Girl Talk
4. According to Kelly
5. Barefooted Me
6. Candid Carrie
7. Lil' Booger Bows

Thanks Ladies!! I know some of you may have already had these so I went through my reader looking for bloggers that I really enjoy reading. I know I don't comment often and it's only because I'm doing too many things as once and not concentrating on the one task at hand. I'm glad to announce all of my awards and games to everyone I've listed above.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008



Ok I know you don't really want to hear about but I really want to put my husband in school for something that he'll enjoy doing.

I really want do kick box someone right now. I'm so ticked I'm crying!! This is not cool.


And this is why I feel like I've totally screwed up my life a little too early. Those people he works for just don't care about those that have families! Just so irritating and yes I'm crying while typing this.

I'm just praying to GOD that he'll help us out here a bit in some good way that we will end up on top for at least a few good years.

I want to scream so bad!! On top of the school stuff he only get TWO VACATION days that HE gets to schedule for next year. His other days are already scheduled which is abunch of BS!

Working your from the bottom to the top is rough, I mean really rough!! Some of you man know what I'm talking about and others may not which is prefectly fine. I come here often telling my, our life stories but when something gets under my skin I need to say something somehow. Bloggin about it does that like someone has said it's cheap therapy.


WW 10.29 Edition

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You can visit the WW HQ, MomDot, and 5M4M for more participants.



Tuesday, October 28, 2008


No Really GUESS!

Oh What you don't want to!!??? COME ON!!

OH How Lovely is giving away.....

Wait for it

Wait for it

Come on GUESS! I'm sure you already know, especially if you've read them!!

noo... well that's a shame.... So am I just going to have to tell you. Uh!

Alright. TWILIGHT!! yep that's right Jamie is giving away Twilight and New Moon, then her friend Ben is throwing in Twilight and Breaking Dawn.

Head on over to get the details! Man I'd love to have this series so I can read it whenever I want to.



Monday, October 27, 2008

Candy Wrapped Like Pills

I was gonna do this as a guessing thing. Well it's late and I just don't have the time right now to edit it so I'll just tell ya the story.

While out at the HOSPITAL doing a trunk or treat they had these:

That they were giving out, well my husbnad thought they were pills like Xanex and lorataps, sorry if I mispell these, and few others that he mentioned. But seriously why would you give out candy that looks like it's wrapped up like a pill, I MEAN COME ON! I don't care that you are a hospital or not it just doesn't make sense to me. I'm just glad that they were M&M's because on the back it has the M&M's logo or whatever on it. Like this.I know it's a bit blurry but it was a Kodak Easy Share C533 camera, what do you expect. It takes better pictures than my camera/video recorder does, POS camera.



Wonderful Women

I was so happy to see the Five Minutes For Mom post yesturday with a link to my contest. It feels really good to get some linkage and so with out further ado I would like to thank them.

Along with some nice gift ideas for Christmas from the A Rocking Horse to Love Store. I've noticed lately that my youngest son is absolutely getting into horses, I'm not sure if it's just the stage of learning new words or the fansination of the animal. We live across from a farm and I'd love to get him a rocking horse and what better place than A Rocking Horse to Love Store. This horse would be awesome to get him.

Again Thank You 5M4M for adding me to your Around the Blogosphere yesturday. And you can visit some more mom sites here.




I've posted about it before but I have some new readers now.

Back in June I got selected for the District Court Jury at first I thought it was cool but now not so much because it just doesn't fit into my schedule. I get paid more doing my part time job as a paper pusher in an insurance tax office. Tweleve dollars and fifty cents A DAY, WTH. They take us out of our normal paying job 6.50 an hour or more and gives us that piddly 12.50 for one whole stinkin day.

The best part about it though, is getting paid just for saying here when they do roll call because they only need 6-12 jurors to stay and witness the trial. So I'll be leaving here in a bit after I put James to sleep/bed for his nap and then wake the hubs up.


Favorite Movie!

Is Open Season with Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher. Here's some video(s) as to why it is his favorite now. LOL


I love making him laugh. I'll have to go to the website and get some apparel and stuff toys of Boog and Elliot, although he still likes McQueen and Mater so all is still good with some of his bedding.


Cookie Time!

He helped me make Halloween Sugar Cookies w/ Butter Frosting. We started it Saturday afternoon about lunch time. Helped cut out the dough, which he has done before while at Gam Gam's house for Christmas. Next year will be fun with both boys helping make the cookies, but this recipe or they way I made it didn't taste real sugary. So the next I make these I'll be sure to add more sugar to it.
Then today we finished frosting them and putting sprinkles on them. He still has some trouble getting ENOUGH frosting on the knife to cover the cookie but in do time he'll get it.
This is him being goofy as always. I asked him to put his head down on the counter so I could actually get his face in the picture well he did that instead. Which was awesome! He always makes my day especially the older he gets.
The cookies are done but yet he wont eat them for some reason. He'll lick the frosting and that's it. If there's any of them left by Friday I'll be taking them into his school for his Halloween party.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Moday Round Up!

YYYEEEEEHHHHAAAAAWWWWWW!!! Here comes my weekly rounds through my reader just like last week. Those that catch my with a post or they are doing giveaway or shouting a giveaway I'll link to it.

Domestic Goddess is doing her Sunday Shout Outs with Leelou's Blog Party. GO check it out for more information on the Party. Here's a little tip that mentions Puffy Paint, now I born in the 80's but I don't remember Puffy Paint. LOL

Here's Five Minutes for Mom Around the Blogosphere, you might just find my giveaway there. LOL :) Thanks 5M4M. There's also a lot of other contests and giveaways there as well. Winners of the Week, check 'em out. This article gives credit to a mom who has made something for other moms bathing suits not snag on the edge of a swimming pool.

All About Kimberly is redesigning her blog, go check it out here.

An Island Review Swiffer Dust and Shine Giveaway. AWESOME SWIFFER is getting on the furniture side of cleaning instead of floors. WTG I have furniture that needs some nice cleaner. There is also a Kiddo Kards giveaway that An Island Review is doing.

Here's Bloggy Giveaways Monday Round up.

The Giveaway blog has an Olive Kids giveaway going on. Personalized name tag, bookmark, place mat, and clock of your choice. HOW COOL IS THAT to get four items for your child for their room and their personal stuff, to make one's own more their own than already makes the child more responsible. Good Luck!

Cool Mom Picks has a nice Halloween Costume tip.

FeeFiFoto Blog Goodie Goodies, for an ornament and/or tote bag!

Frugal Dad is giving away THREE Tote bags!

Half Past Kissing Time has a little history lesson.

John Deere Mom has the answers to the pictures here.

Crazy Working Mom has some NEAT Halloween Decorations up for Friday!

Secret Santa Shindig over at Loving Heart Mommy.

MomDot's trip to New Orleans Meet up.

Oh How Lovely, So very Chic's new design go check it out.

Some blogging tips that make COMPLETE sense. Apparently I'm an experienced blogger: A more experienced blogger (6-18 months) could possibly devote 30% of time to Content, 35% to Community, 30% to Social Networking, and 5% to Website Maintenance. Check it out and see where you stand and then figure out where you WANT to go with your blog.

Muzbee Crazy is giving away a Brita Water Filter, you doesn't love clean refreshing water.

Shake the Salt; Breast Cancer Awareness Products, love the effort.

The Inspired Room's new website called Moms Unite for those business moms.

Bridgette's Review of Chic Covers.

Halloween is Friday and Tip Junkie is lending a post to decorations, kids stuff, and FOOD!

Getting to know Toni's Family; Bella's Story.

Cheaper than Therapy's Halloween party, was a blast from all those pictures!

Rachel at Following in MY Shoes has a Blog Design Blog Called Blog Candy Designs so many designers, which on to choose well go with your gut.

Thanks to Sara she blogged about her interview with me!!! I feel awesome Thanks again Sara!

Something for the kids during this week.

The Mom Buzz has a post about Ohana Mama's Hot Tootsies Contest that's going on, get on over there and enter. Oh and don't forget to check out the tattoo post.. man I'm easy to get a laugh out of, Thanks.

HOLY SMOKES Another Bissell Vaccum contest over at SITS, get your entries in while it's fresh and new!

Alright I worked on this of and on all day Sunday!! And it's 12:37AM on monday! YIKES Family needed me though so I had to. Hope you enjoy these as much as I did.

I am off to bed!!


Camera Critters #29

Camera Critters is all about animals and photography. I haven't been religious about doing this meme but I saw it on a blog while I was EC Dropping and figured I should go ahead and do this week.

I'd like to introduce Oscar our oscar fish. LOL Connor named him that. Him and the other aggressive fish that we have were mean to the goldfish and tiger looking fish that we had in there last summer. So as of now there are only two fish and a fish that we call the sucker fish. I'll introduce him next week.