married life

March Madness

March Madness in my house equals my husband standing 2 feet from the tv yelling very creative combinations of expletives for the entirety of the tournament.  He gets so involved in games that showcase schools he’s never even heard of.  I don’t understand it.  How can you get so mad at people you’ll never meet?  And the yelling.  Oh, the yelling.  It’s like the dad from A Christmas Story moves into my house for a month.  Pray for me.

married life

Little person

I was cooking dinner the other night while CSP was surfing the web.  All the sudden he says to me ” Do you have any dwarfism in your family?”


“Well, it would explain so much.  Like your short little legs and arms.”

I told my mom about it the next day and as soon as I said “he asked if there was any dwarfism in our family” she said “Because of your legs!”

I’m 5’7″ by the way!



Twirly whirly scarves

I recently had a Pampered Chef party.  My consultant, Leslie, was wearing a gorgeous twirly scarf.  I asked her about it and she said she knitted it!  She showed me how she knit it up and I knew I wanted to make some for gifts.  I found the yarn at AC Moore and knit myself a practice scarf to be sure I could do it.  I’m hooked!  Here’s what the yarn looks like when you buy it:   That’s Paton’s Pirouette.  There are other brands that make similar yarns with similar results.  One skein makes one scarf.  Here’s what it looks like when you’re knitting it:    And here’s my first scarf- the finished product.    They are really bouncy and lightweight.  Perfect for chilly Spring/Fall evenings.   When I get really good at making them I may even sell some!

beauty ho, pop culture, shopping

Hunger Games Nail Polish

I am a HUGE fan of the Hunger Games books and I am SO excited about the movie!  Usually I don’t get too excited about promotional tie ins but I saw the Hunger Games nail polishes by China Glaze and fell in love!  They have a ton of gorgeous colors.    I controlled myself though and chose 2.   I chose Riveting and Luxe and Lush.  LOVE them!   I also really like Fast Track, Stone Cold, Hook and Line, and Smoke and Ashes but a girl’s on a budget.  Electrify was pretty amazing looking too.  Luxe and Lush goes on clear with big chunks of pearlized glitter.  I like it over Riveting for my fingers and Riveting alone on my toes.  I’ll be all decked out for the premiere!   By the way, another reason I can’t wait to see the movie is that it was filmed right here in NC!  They filmed in Charlotte, Concord (just North of CLT), and outside of Asheville.  Funny, I don’t remember Lenny Kravitz asking me to hobknob with him!