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It's official!!

Monday, September 5, 2011
As of tomorrow I will officially be the mom of a kindergartner.  Can you believe it?  I can't. How fast does the time fly by?  It seems like just a few months ago I was getting her ready for her first day of preschool. (Actually 3 years ago!)  It is going to be such a differnt experience moving to the "big kid" side of school. She is going to have real homework, and real resposibilites, other than "Please don't eat glue!"  I don't know if that is an actual preschool rule, but if it's not it probably should be.

p.s. Still not 100% potty trained, but we are creeping up on 75% so hopefully it will click soon, or I fear my kid will be a social outcast, if not someschooled because they give her the boot.

Wish me luck!

Jenn

I need a bigger plate!

Sunday, July 31, 2011
Work from home?
Earn a part time income from your couch?
Be your own boss?
Make $100,000 in 5 minutes?
You’ve seen these claims, perhaps you’ve tried a few as well.
As a mom that LOVES staying home, I too have fallen prey to just about everything under the sun that will give me something to do while potentially earning money for doing it.
Some work, some don’t!
In my 6 year career as a stay at home I have tried
2 Part-Time Jobs ( and learned that bosses don’t care about sick kids!)
Blogging for sponsors (and learned that while fun, I’ll never get rich blogging!)
Direct Sales (and learned that I buy way more than any customer)
however; feel free to check out my websites and shop away
Scentsy
Avon
Online Surveys (little pay, slightly overwhelming amount of daily e-mails)
Secret Shopping (Super fun, better pay than sitting on the couch)
and finally
Self-Employment (Actually the best paying!)
What do you do for some extra earnings, or a hobby?
If you would like any extra info on the companies that I use for surveys or secret shopping let me know and I’ll hook you up with real, legitimate, no money out of pocket opportunities. Because yes, I HAVE paid some money for some that turned out to be no good.
Have a great Sunday,
Jenn

Dear Blog God – Part Deux

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Forgot how much fun that was. Let’s resume shall we?
Now, where were we?
Oh yes!  We have moved on to Obadiah!
Obadiah 1:
Uhh, Short. God is still angry.  You didn’t miss anything.
Moving on…ooh Jonah (I remember something about a whale!)
Jonah 1:
God told Jonah to go thisaway, but he didn’t, he went thataway (never good!) He was running away from god, or sailing away from god, as he got on a boat. 
God found him and sent a storm. Jonah didn’t notice because he was asleep.
They needed to blame someone for the storm so the crew chose Jonah. Or at least the short straw did!
So they threw him overboard to end the storm.
He gets eaten by a big fish. He stayed there for 3 days and 3 nights
( How could he tell?, Did he pop out every so often? Ask the fish?)
Jonah 2:
Jonah prays.
Fish throws up Jonah.
Jonah 3:
God still wants Jonah to go thisaway. This time he goes.
Jonah gets to the town and doom and glooms everyone. So they starve themselves (and animals) and wear burlap (animals too) for god.
God is appeased.
Jonah 4:
Jonah is now pissed because god is too nice.  Wishes to be smited. Doesn’t get smited.
 THE END
Oh now I don’t know about you but I thought there would be more to the whale thing. All I got was that Jonah was fish puke.

Where did the day go Wednesday?

Started at 6:15, when I was able to enjoy at least 3 cups of coffee with no real interruptions. It’s so nice on the days when the family sleeps in.
Oh wait, I had one interruption of the hubs phone ringing at 6:45, I ran into the bedroom to grab it but he was already yelling at the telemarketer for not having checked the time zone. Oops
Izabella woke up at 8:00ish and proceeded to tell me that she would, in fact, be having popsicles for breakfast. NO GO.  She had pizza instead!
Some other stuff happened here, but I can’t/won’t remember, so It doesn't matter.
Then we met my step dad
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at the harbor
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for fish and chips
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and beer! ( No photo!)
Then he informed us, he brought presents!  Everyone loves presents!
Except presents from him!
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Just what we needed!  PILLOWS! From his house that he no longer needs!
The best part???
My family walking around the harbor carrying aforementioned pillows!
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Tell The Truth Tuesday – Liar Edition

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

For tell the truth Tuesday I decided to talk about the other side of honesty. Lying.

Do you know any liars? People that are constantly telling you the opposite of truth.  People that have lied to you for so long that when they tell you ANYTHING you don’t believe them.  Even when you want to? Even when you should?

I recently realized that people don’t forget, ever!  The same people that got lied to, keep not believing them, no matter what they say to their face.

Lying gets you nowhere. Lying complicates your life and destroys relationships.

The lies they keep hidden from one group, comes out in another, and soon everyone knows it’s all a lie.

Not a great way to live life.

Better to be honest and have people know where you stand and who you are than have them find out the hard way.

Whose grass is greener?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Yours?

Mine?

The ever elusive Jones’?

The life I have was created not by emulating what I appreciated in others but always by determining what I didn’t want to be.  All of my life experiences thus far have shown me the traits and the people I don’t wish to be like.

I have eliminated many things I don’t want to be, just by watching it happen to other people.

I don’t want to be: A drug addict, white trash, fat, lazy, a spoiled entitled princess, a boomerang parent, a boomerang child, an old person eating Alpo or poor, among others.

When who you are gets called into question, you have to be able to stand up and say this is who I am, for me I feel like I can’t say that because instead I say this is who I’m not.

Same thing? Perhaps!

Diary of a bOOb job – 4 days Post-Op

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I thought I wrote a blog post 2 days ago, but apparently the Percocet messed that up!

Let’s play catch up: I’m sure it would have gone something like this.

Hello Everyone, I’m feeling pretty good! Still waiting for the pain!?!  The boobs are swollen, blah, blah, blah

Wait!

That’s pretty much what it would look like today as well.

The absolutely worst part of this is trying to force myself to relax, and just stay in bed.  Hardest thing EVER!  Especially because the pain level just isn't that bad. Short of being able to lift things I feel like I could still do most things.

Take that back…I can’t sweep, apparently that takes nothing but pectoral muscles. Good to know!

I have only been taking pain pills at night since Friday and that’s mostly just to help me sleep. These are not the most comfortable things to sleep with. They are pretty hard still.

I’ve been using Arnica and that seems to be doing a great part of the pain management.

OK, back to sitting,

Diary of a bOOb job – 24 Hours Post-Op

Thursday, June 9, 2011

OK, surgery went great, and I am really surprised by the lack of pain. I expected it to be so much worse, I would liken it to when your milk comes in for nursing. Just very full.

I had an appointment this morning to get the bandages removed, and what a relief that was!  I can take a full breath again! AMAZING.

The downside is that I didn’t sleep very well, but that was just because I couldn't get comfortable, I am a side sleeper and right now that just isn’t an option.  So I slept on the couch and watched movies all night.

My next post-op appointment is on Monday. I think it’s just for a check-in.

Diary of a bOOb job – T-Minus 3 days

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Good news!  My surgery was rescheduled 4 hours earlier, So now instead of having to deal with my day I just get to wake up, take an antibacterial shower, and get going.
How am I feeling? Nervous is an understatement!
Yesterday I had a migraine and unfortunately the only thing I can take is Tylenol! I apologize to the makers of Tylenol, but when it comes to migraines, it just doesn’t work! 
Wednesday can’t come soon enough, I just need to get this over with!

Project for the day

My cabinets were in desperate need of some mild organization. Maybe I need to consider not having all of the most used items in the kitchen in one cabinet!  But at least for the time being, it’s done!
BEFORE
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AFTER
074

Diary of a bOOb job – T-Minus 7 days

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Had my pre-op appointment today. What a crap-ton of information I received today. Drugs to take, drugs not to take, pills to insert where??!?!??!?!?  Apparently on Dr. 90210 and the like, they sure leave out just how glamorous this whole experience really is (oooozing sarcasm).
I think the best news I got was that recovery isn't as bad as I originally anticipated. I got the list of approved exercises and walking is on the list after 3 days, so yay, I take that to mean that after two days of feeling not so great there is a light at the end of the third.
I’m getting really excited, crazy nervous, but very excited. I can’t wait to see them!  How am I going to make it a whole week?

My new toy!

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Finally I got myself one of those fancy-schmancy single cup coffee machines. I decided on the Tassimo vs. the Keurig, mostly because it makes 7 different types of drinks whereas the Keurig made only 3.
Also because I thought it looked like this…
bot
But really the ads were misleading and it really looks like this…
pot
either way, it’s still awesome!
Especially this drink.
cupojoe
So good!

Stupid Movie Saturday

What to do on a Saturday?  I know…Watch a movie!

frozen

Three friends hit the slopes for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding. But when they convince the chairlift operator to let them take one last run before closing, Parker, Joe and Dan find themselves stranded in midair, alone and freezing!!

Amazing or what?

I know..So bad it’s great!

Diary of a bOOb job – T-Minus 10 days

In a little more than a week I will be having surgery. I thought that I would start a little pre-op/post-op diary for all of you. Why? As most of you have children you are all too aware of what these adorable little monsters can do to a body.
This may seem quick to some, but this is something I have always considered as a possibility when  I realized they were never coming.
After too much internet research and several, sometimes conflicting, consultations I have decided on a Dr (One of the best in the country) While he is not the cheapest I feel as if this is something that should not be shopped for by affordability.  His specialty is breasts, which is perfect, as that’s what I am getting worked on.  I think this was an important factor to consider, as he knew additional techniques that would give me better end results.  Things that the other Dr’s never mentioned.
Now, I did receive some questioning from friends and family as to whether or not the options he said were necessary really are, especially if none of the other docs had mentioned it.  I am going with my gut on this one, and am going to trust the “Master” surgeon. 
This is not something to be taken lightly or rushed into, and I felt as if i was going crazy for a few days. It seemed like every hour that went by I had a new emotion regarding this procedure, do it, don't do it, save the money, spend the money, To boob or not to boob, that was/is the question.  Fortunately the staff at his office let me know that if I didn't have these feelings, that he wouldn't even operate on me. This IS NOT something to be taken lightly.
So here I am 10 days away and I am feeling like I have made the correct choices. Implant style (silicone), size (C), incision type (crescent/peri-areolar), and most importantly my Doctor.
My pre-op appointment is on Tuesday morning so I likely won’t have any updates until then.
p.s. I won’t be posting photos, there are way to many pervy people out there, so well be keeping this PG.

April:Scent and Warmer of the Month

Friday, April 1, 2011

Flutter Scentsy Bar

Delicate orange blossoms and whipped almond cream float above a bed of bright lemon verbena.

Baby's Breath Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

A matte, powder blue finish and tulip-like shape, sweetly accented by a spray of pristine white flower buds.

Tell the Truth Tuesday - News Edition

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The truth:

I get my news from the following sources;

The Daily Show
Coast to Coast
The Onion
Sidebar and front page only of the Wall Street Journal
and this girl!

Is that bad?
Maybe I should start a news blog.
Simple, direct, and to the point

Today is:
March 29th, 2011

Unites States National Debt is:



Top News Stories:

Who knows?
Look over there ------------>

Friday Talk Time: Breastfeeding

Friday, March 25, 2011
So on Sunday I am going to see my very first flash mob!  I'm really excited because these are the things I only get to see on TV or YouTube.

I was invited by a friend to see one, but it's the Nurse-In. A flash mob for breast feeders!!!!
I support breastfeeding 100% but I don't know how I feel about seeing 100+ women flash the boob!

What do you think? Yay or nay?
p.s. I would really like to join a Michael Jackson flash mob, so please let me know where to sign up, I'm in!

What a weird day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011
So yesterday I found this out:

"Ring-a-ding-ding! You are a lineal descendent of T. H. Burgoyne (Thomas Henry Dalton), father of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, and the Church of Light!!!!"

Am I lucky or what?

Check it out, let me know!

It was the busiest, most interesting e-mail conversation EVER!


Whatever happened to No TV Tuesday?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Oh yeah! Raising Hope!  Which is BY FAR the best thing I've EVER seen (or at least in a long time!)

So Tuesday's from here on out are now officially known as...
Tell The Truth Tuesday

Feel free to unleash the truth!

Here's mine:
I LOVE this blog and it never fails to make me laugh hysterically!
I suggest reading from #1!


Menu Monday. What's for dinner?

Monday, March 21, 2011
OK, here it is! Mostly. Must complete step 2, going to the store, to see this one to fruition!

Monday - Something with Chicken (vague, but it will be good)
Tuesday - Something with pasta (also vague, still sounds good)
Wednesday - Something from a crock-pot (Who knows?)
Thurdsay - Something vegetarian
Friday - ??
Saturday - Pizza? Chinese? Most likely delivery!

Wow! Impressive or what.  Look at me starting the week off all amazing like!

and...here comes the ADD
I love my vegetarian cookbook.

It's not fussy at all, and the ingredients aren't weird, or hard to come by, or difficult.
You should get one! Or just read my blog and steal the recipes from me!  Is that illegal?

That's all.

Lazy ladies!

Sunday, March 20, 2011
I am very seriously considering switching my CSA to a bigger one that offers a ton of add-ons just so I have to leave the house even less!

Is that wrong?

Why me? A camping fiasco.

We went camping...way back in August.
and it was very pretty!
but I was sad
because I needed a root canal, right there!
and this...was the only thing I could do to make it stop hurting
and this too, I guess ( but it didn't really work!)
and we had no cell service so I had to beg for Ambesol via Facebook on my kindle
(please see future post, how a kindle saved my life!)

So I was a little bit miserable!
But we still had fun!
and SHE had more fun!
and I became a FISH KILLER!

THE END!

It's official!

Now that I only have one blog...Updates! Oh the updates!

Alert: Donation to Red Cross

Friday, March 11, 2011
From now until Monday March 14th, I will be donatign aparion of ALL sales, to the American Red Cross' Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. If you will be buying something anyway, shouldn't it go to a good cause?
Click Here to shop for a cause

Something for the kids.

Monday, March 7, 2011
Meet the Scentsy buddies!
Huggable, cuddly, stuffed animals that have an extra special element. They have a zippered pouch in their back, to hold a Scentsy Scent Pak. These bags are filled with non-toxic scented beads. The Scent Pak comes in your choice of 30 fragrances, and they last a minimum of 30 days. You can choose from the sweet scent of Baked Apple Pie or Mochadoodle, or even utilize the benefits of aromatherapy and put your little one to bed with an animal filled with the calm inducing scent of French Lavender.  These little guys also come with an access code to their own online world, full of games and activities for your children to have an interactive experience with their new animal toy.

Lenny The Lamb



Mollie the Monkey



Ollie the Elephant



Penny the Pig



Ribbert the Frog



Roarbert the Lion




It's a party! A basket party!

Friday, March 4, 2011
OK, so yes, Scentsy is a party planning company! 
Much like other sales parties you have been to, where there is a sales person there, telling you about all about their products and why you NEED them!

Or is it???

Scentsy offers something very special called a basket party.

What happens is this....

You want FREE stuff, right? (of course you do, who doesn't!)

Step one - Tell me you want FREE stuff!

Step two - I will hand deliver, or ship directly to you, a party in a box. This includes samples and testers!

Step three - You show these amazing products to your friends, acquaintances, co-workers, EVERYONE!

Step four - They fill out an order form, or order directly on the website for your party!

Step five - After two weeks, or so, you return the items and order forms. (Shipping on me!)

Step six - You choose your half priced items (up to 5), and free items (up to 15% of your party total)

Step seven - You receive all of your ordered items, including you FREE goodies! 

Step eight - There is not another step! It's that easy!

Interested??? Of course you are! 

So go ahead and get started with step one!

It's affordable! Price comparison

As an official ex-candle junkie, I was spending over $100.00 a year on Yankee Candles. At $25.00 a piece, and buying on average of one new Large Jar a quarter.
Let's compare...Shall we!?

4 Large Jar Candles - $100.00
One time purchase - Scentsy Full Size Warmer - $30.00
4 Scensty Bars, One per Quarter. These last approx 60-80 hours - $20.00.
Total - $50.00 - THAT'S HALF PRICE!

And that's full price, not taking advantage of any of the promotions that Scentsy offers!
Such as the Full Size System, which is only $40.00 and contains one Full Size Warmer and 3 Scentsy Bars.

That's almost a full year in comparison, for less than half the cost.
Plus the added bonus, that you can choose the warmer that would best suit your decor. Full Size, Mid Size or Plug In!

I don't know about you, but one of my favorite scents is grapefruit, and the candle version of this is PINK!  Nothing in my house is pink, it makes me CRAZY!  But, I love the smell.
NOW...I have a lovely red warmer that matches my kitchen and I get the smells I love

Its a win, win!

Hey there sports fans!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Full Court Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

With true-to-life texture and debossed seams, Full Court will make a slam dunk with your favorite sports fans.


Game Day Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

With true-to-life texture, embossed stitching, and a high-gloss finish, this pigskin will look great in your den or family room on game day.

World Cup Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

Featuring a high-gloss glaze in crisp black and white, World Cupwill impress soccer fans with classic detailing and debossed seams.

Play Ball Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

A high gloss, off-white glaze with debossed "seams" and embossed red "stitching" provide classic baseball details to this youthful and fun Scentsy warmer.

Warmer Collection - Art Deco

Apex Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

Apex’s embossed diamonds can be traced back to architectural designs of the 1920s. Olive green over rust, with a high-gloss reactive-glaze finish.

Lenox Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

Abstract design meets vintage glamour. Lenox features a high-gloss reactive-glaze finish in neutral tones of cream and taupe over brown and slate to create depth and beauty.

Onyx Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

Sophisticated and bold, Onyx is a sleek interpretation of Jazz Age design. Its high-gloss reactive-glaze finish in deepest ebony with chestnut undertones makes a statement anywhere.

Savoy Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

Featuring a high-gloss reactive glaze in vibrant burnt orange with flecks of black, Savoy exemplifies early twentieth century design.

March - Scent and Warmer of the Month!

Crisp pear and apple, zesty lemon, and sugar evoke sweet childhood memories.
 
Dotty’s sunny yellow glossy finish and white polka dots are bright and cheerful. The ruffled warmer dish adds a frilly accent like the trumpet on a daffodil.

Free Scentsy????

Sunday, February 20, 2011
3 Ways to Get Scentsy Free: 
BUY * HOST * JOIN

BUY - You will love our Authentic Scentsy Scented Waxes, Scentsy Room Sprays, Scentsy Hanging Fresheners, Scentsy Plug-in WarmersAntibacterial Hand Foam,, Scentsy Travel Tins  and my daughter's favorite – Scentsy Buddy's! Order $30 or more online and receive a FREE gift in the mail as a thank you. If you are ordering 3 or more scents – be sure to check out the multi-packs so that you can combine and save.

HOST - Host a home party or a catalog/basket party and earn FREE and ½ price Scentsy Wickless products while having fun in the comforts of your own home! In addition, Host a party that is $500 or more and I will GIVE you a FREE Scentsy System as a thank you. Even if you don’t live close to me you can still host a basket /catalog party. Just contact me via email and I will send you everything you need. I will pay for shipping the party testers to and from your home. It’s as easy as that!

JOIN - After trying Scentsy, it only makes SCENTS for you to join my team and earn extra income while sharing Scentsy with your family and friends. Join the Scentsation and become the CEO of your own Scentsy Wickless Candle home based business!  Not only will you make commissions on your sales, but you will also earn overrides and bonuses off the team that you recruit as well! Your kit will come right out of the box with everything you need to get started. 
Click here and complete the registration. I will contact you within 24 hours of your registration. Also, when you join my team you will receive FREE training and mentoring to help you be successful!

February - Scent and Warmer of The Month

Thursday, February 17, 2011

An embossed and distressed Celtic knot pops on an emerald green background, accented by Irish cable details around the warmer dish.

The quintessential scent of grass and clover--green, sunny, and happy.



Jenn's Obsession

OK, I admit it. I love candles. I love making my house not smell like, well, my house. With two dogs, two cats and two guinea pigs it doesn't always smell like heaven in here. So after trying EVERYTHING. I found my answer. SCENTSY wickless. Turns out that this super easy, delicious smelling wax justs melts and releases fragrance. No more soot marks on the wall, no more smoke alarms, and definetely no more wasted money on useless plug ins. I am a happy girl.
Oh and by the way I get to sell it too, so Iam sharing my obsession with all of you.
Interested?
CLICK HERE.

Jenn's got a new thing!

Yep, Another one!  I can't sit still, I can't be content with not only have a million things to do, I need a million and one. So I present to you....http://mamamoffat.scentsy.us/
I couldnt resist signing up to seel these products. I love them! 
Go support a friend!

Happy Shopping.