Thursday, May 31, 2012

My First Youtube Upload. Be Proud!


She is just too cute for words. This is her video of her throwing food at the dogs and cracking up. The dogs can just give her a kiss and she thinks it's hilarious.

Oh, The Joys Of Life

Couple of things today...

Xylah has her vampire teeth coming in right now and I can't remember what they're called for the life of me. So, last night we checked out X's teeth to see if the top ones had come through yet and noticed that one of them on top had but so had the two on the bottom! We're always so busy checking on the top ones that we miss the bottoms coming in. I'm not mad though, there's only one left then we're free until the last molars come in. I heard these 4 that are coming in now are the most painful for them and the biggest pain in the butt. She's doing well with it if you ask me!

Today was our court date for the dogs. :( Almost $1500 this is going to end up costing... between court fines and fees, lawyer fees, damages, and insurance. Apparently there was damage to the cart the horse was pulling and that will cost about $300 to fix. The horse is fine, thank god! Karma's fine for hopping the fence was $100 and the pit bulls cost $41 a piece because their case got thrown out since we proved that they were insured. I'm still bitter about the whole thing. People keep trying to force me to get rid of Karma because they're pissed at her. I don't know what to do. That Dog Warden really makes me mad. Three more weeks and we wouldn't have had to worry about the Pit Bulls because of the laws changing in Ohio. They just want money, if you ask me.

So anyway, I contacted the Mastiff Rescue in Wisconsin to see if they had any input about Karma and if they find her dangerous because she chased down a horse. We'll see what they say...

Guess I better get to cleaning this house for our cook-out on Saturday. Hopefully it will go well!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pretty In Pink Cupcakes

This is my favorite cupcake recipe. I usually use a basic white vanilla buttercream for the frosting and they just turn out amazing! Yummy!!!

 Pretty In Pink Cupcakes
  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) package plain white cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup strawberry, finely chopped with juice
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. Blend cake mix, gelatin, chopped strawberries, milk, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spoon batter into each cup, filling it 3/4 of the way full.
  4. Bake in the middle of the oven until cupcakes are lightly golden and spring back when gently pressed - about 20-25 minute.


Bzzagent Review for Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition

First let me start off by telling you a little about my hair. Before I was diagnosed with Hashimoto Thyroiditis (Hypothyroid), my hair was very healthy and I took pride in it. I never blow-dried my hair, I deep conditioned it on a regular basis, and always switched up my conditioner. A few months before I was diagnosed, my hair started to feel brittle and dry, it started breaking, and eventually it started falling out by the hand fulls. I tried everything to get my hair back to normal, and nothing worked. Not even the thyroid medicine helped! About 2 1/2 years ago I found out I was pregnant with my now 17 month old child. I took prenatal vitamins until she was about 1 month old. The prenatal vitamins did wonders for my hair, but shortly after stopping them my hair started it's drama all over again. Everyone told me that it was normal after pregnancy, but it's been almost 1 1/2 years already. Once again, I went back to trying every thing under the sun to obtain healthy hair and once again, nothing helped. Until now...

I received the opportunity to test Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition through Bzzagent. I was at first sceptical about trying the new Triple Nutrition for fear it might just be another bunk claim.  I was pleasantly surprised, however. Within the first couple days of using it, I noticed a difference. My hair had more body and bounce, it had shine, not as much breakage, and it smelled fantastic! I couldn't believe what a difference it made in just a few short days. Three weeks later, I'm still using Triple Nutrition and my hair looks amazing compared to what it has been in the past few years.

Nourishes hair to the core. Hair shines from the core.
FORTIFIED FRUIT SCIENCE
3 Nutritive Fruit Weightless Oils:
Olive, Avocado and Shea.

Not only does Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition work but their bottles are claimed to be more "GREEN" by more sustainable manufacturing and an Eco friendly bottle (or Eco Fructis). I honestly didn't notice much of a difference in the bottles appearance or the easier to open cap but they are now 10% lighter, made with PET plastic, and contain over 30% of recycled plastics. Anything to help the planet, right?

All in all, I would recommend Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition to people who are looking for healthier hair. It worked for me, it may work for you. I will be switching over to this product permanently once my bottles are gone.

Thank you Bzzagent for giving me this opportunity!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Private Selection Bzzkit

Woohoo! I got my Private Selection Bzzkit last week for being a bzzagent and I just couldn't wait to break everything open! We tried the chips already and the burger meat so we'll have to buy more before our party. Review will follow after once everything has been tasted.

Summer Time!!!

So today was an awesome day! It started out kinda poopy because of a migraine but once it was gone, the day got started. Made a great dinner out on the grill with cauliflower and shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches. I broke open my bottle of McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon early for the shredded chicken and it was delicious! Guess I better go buy another bottle before the party. :/ The only issue with dinner was the pretzel burger buns I bought a couple days ago. They looked so good but once we got them out and put our sandwiches together we realized there was mold all over the buns. Are you kidding me? We only had them a couple days! We bought them from Whole Foods in Ann Arbor and I was looking forward to testing them out. What a waste of $4.00! I emailed the company that makes them (Pretzilla) know how disappointed we were.
So anyway, after dinner we loaded up Xylah, Guyol (Ed's nephew), and Cisco and headed for the park. It was the first time Cisco had been out on a leash in the real world. He surprisingly did great! He didn't really harass anyone or any dogs and everyone just gushed over him. I was kind of surprised by all the attention he got for being a Pit Bull in a little ritzy town. We took him and the kiddo's over to the park after our walk and they had a blast. The park in Whitehouse has a little toddler part that is completely fenced in, which is awesome! Ed, Xylah, and Cisco had a ball going down the slides together. Every time Ed went down the slide, Cisco had to follow.



What a silly family we are! After the park we went to General's ice cream (the BEST soft serve in the area, by far) which is conveniently right next door. Cisco had his first doggie sundae for being so good, and of course he loved it! Next we just took a little stroll through Whitehouse to walk off our ice cream then headed back for home. We really had a blast today! I just wish the rest of the weekend's weather would be a nice as today but the next two days calls for 95-105 degree weather. YUCK! You won't catch my fatty a** outside until the sun starts to go down. Maybe I'll put Xylah's pool up in a shady spot and let her have a little fun before mommy sweats away to a pile of grease.

Well I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! Don't forget to say Thanks to all the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for us to have our freedom! :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Stupid Blog Stuff!

Ok, so I've been trying to get this blog up and running but it's so annoyingly difficult. I can't seem to find anything under the settings to help me figure this out. I'm starting to think that a blog was a bad idea. It gives me a headache. Once I figure it out, maybe it will be fun. If anyone has any tips, feel free to help a girl out!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cleaning

Hello all,

Today my grandparents are visiting so you won't see much of me on facebook. We have been trying to get this house super clean so we can start making it more of a home. Moving really stinks but I guess with time, it will all come together.

While I was cleaning a question came to mind. I have this really weird tendency to peek into other peoples showers when I have to use the facilities. I'm not sure why, maybe a habit, curiousity, or some other off the wall reason. My question for you is, do you peek at something in paticular at every house you visit? I was thinking this because if someone peeked into my shower right now, they may be disgusted. Ed is black when he comes home from work and every time he takes a shower, all that black clings to the sides of the tub. It's so gross!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Welcome to my world.

Hello all! This is my first experience blogging so bare with me. I will do my best to keep up to date on all things Xylah and any cool freebies I find. I'm pretty good and ranting and raving so I'm sure you'll see some of that, as well. Hope you enjoy!