Feb 27

Awesome Etsy Finds // Random

Pineapple Illustrative Print // stand tall // Hip Hip Hooray Art Print // Striped Spiral Notebook // Muscle Man Paper Doll // Wood Laser Cut Mr & Mrs // Hand Painted Wooden Utensils

Feb 26

My Netflix Queue lately

Since I work from home I watch a lot of tv and movies and despite having cable tv I end up watching a lot of Netflix. Not just a lot but like a LOT. Actually once I told John that I completed Netflix, which I didn’t but came incredibly close!  Heres whats on my Netflix queue as of lately, some I have watched and some I plan on watching.

Stonehearst Asylum (WATCHED)

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“A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.”

I just finished watching this one and WOW the twists! I wasn’t sure if I would like this movie because it is set in 1899 and I am not typically a huge fan of movies set in the past but this movie kept my attention the whole time! If you like a movie with almost constant plot twists this movie is for you!



Z nation

“Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.”

In true SyFy style this show is really cheesy (as far as the graphics and acting go) yet I keep watching because I absolutely love zombies. If you’re looking for something to hold you over until this weekends episode of The Walking Dead you should give this one a try.


American Horror Story (HOPE TO WATCH)

American Horror Story


“An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show and a hotel.”

This is one of those shows that I WANT to watch but just cannot seem to get into. I have watched a few episodes but just cannot get into this show, but those dang commercials on tv make me want to watch it. Needless to say I have found it back in my Netflix queue in hopes that I will eventually watch it an enjoy it.


Catch Hell (WATCHED)

Catch Hell

“A once-successful actor must think for himself when he is abducted and tormented by his captors, hell-bent on destroying him in every possible way.”

I love these type of movies, its gory kind of like how Saw was. Decent storyline with lots of blood and such. Then again, there is Ryan Phillippe and I have always loved him since all of his teen movie days and he was pretty decent in this movie as well.


Hoarders (WATCHING)

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“This reality series reveals the lives of extreme hoarders, following their progress as they get help for their disorder and have their homes cleaned.”

I love this show better than its TLC counterpart because it shows the homes cleaned up and redecorated at the end of each episode. I typically watch this once I have cleared my Netflix queue or if I need something to watch while Im working that won’t require a lot of attention. Also this show is a great motivator to get me cleaning!


Sharknado 2: The Second One (UNWATCHED)
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“A freak weather system turns its fury on New York City, unleashing a deadly Sharknado on the Big Apple, and Fin and April are back to save the day.”

Ok, don’t judge me… Clearly I have a thing for cheesy SyFy stuff. I haven’t watched this one yet but only because Im waiting for a free moment to watch this one with the kids because they liked the first one so much.


On that note, what is the most embarrassing thing you have in your Netflix queue?

Feb 24

Careful what you wish for

I have been fussing literally all winter about how badly I wanted to see snow just one more time before we move to California (out goal is to move at some point this year). Yet, somehow here we are at almost the end of February with almost zero snowfall this winter.

Then out of no where we had a winter storm at the beginning of last week that put down over 8 inches of snow in just one day! Before you northerners roll your eyes keep in mind that apparently Louisville is not equipped to handle this type of snow so it brought our city to a stand still complete with a solid week of snow days for the kids.

Once the snow finally stopped we took the kids sledding and it was so much fun, however as always Jayde wasn’t a huge fan of the cold in general and ended up crying half of the time in the car. Honestly that was fine by me too because that meant I had to sit in the warm van with her.

We also had a ton of fun just shoveling the snow with a leaf blower and even just jumping into the snow. In the end however I was reminded me that snow is gorgeous to watch fall but as soon as you have to set foot outside it is brutal! Lets not mention that fact that the kids have missed 5 snow days from school closed in the house with me… driving me semi nuts. I would also like to mention that I am currently typing this while watching my Twitter feed to see if school has been cancelled for another day. Cross your fingers for me and my sanity please.

Feb 23

Menu Plan 2/23

M. Omelets & fruit
T. Chicken pot pies & salad
W. Salad & baked potatoes
T. Cheeseburger casserole & brussel sprouts
F. Pizza
S. Pineapple teriyaki pork chops & broccoli
S. Lemon pepper chicken & sweet potatoes

Feb 23

Moving out with kids

Manners, discipline, and etiquette are words you need to teach your kids before taking them along for a dinner.

This is because; kids love interrupting public events with little pranks that can be hilarious, but not for everyone. So, teach them about it.

Here are some tips that can help you achieve that goal with ease.

Set expectations

Talk to them about the event and how important it is for you. Tell them that they have to be respectful in there.

Whispering is an art

Talking to your kids at home is different. You can be mad and shout at them for their behavior. However, at an event, people are watching you. You need to be extra cautious. Don’t spoil your or your child’s image in front of others.

For this, it is important to master the art of whispering. You and your child should learn and master this art.

You need it so that you can calmly and quietly tell them that they should not be a part of any mischief.

Your kids need it because they can express their feelings without embarrassing you in front of others.

So, learn and teach this art.

Practice session

If you have an event date set for the next week or so, you should have a practice session with your kids.

At home, you can ask them to act like they are in the event. Judge and correct them, if needed.

Take them to a restaurant and keep an eye on their activities. This will help you understand their trouble buttons and accordingly, you can work on them.

Research the event

If there is a kids’ arena, you can be at peace. However, you need to tell your kids that even in the kids’ arena, they should not be rude, be patience, and any other trait that is important for your kid specifically.

Snack time oops

Most of the issues begin during the snacks hour. Kids love it, and it is difficult for them to not to get excited. Make a list of items that should be avoided and give it to your kids. Tell them that it should be avoided.

Lure them with gifts

Some kids are rigid and do not care for warning. In this case, you should use gifts to lure them. Tell them that if they manage to move out of the event without being a trouble monger, they will get a little prize. This prize can be bought online. Before buying it, look for matching coupons at chamaleonjohn.com.

Keep them busy

Bring along things that can keep them busy. This will help in keeping them busy throughout the session, and you will have a peaceful time communicating with other guests.

Take a break

Well, if you think that your kid is not listening to you, take a break and move outside the hall with your kids. Spend a couple of minutes with them and tell them that the event is important for you and they will not have to spend long hours in there.

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