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6 word challenge

Miss Joann challenged me to a 6 word sum up of my life.

Here are the rules:

You need to describe your life in 6 words….link back to me and tag 5 other people (Leave them a comment to let them know you’ve tagged them)…It’s that easy! This was a fun one!

But you know me, I’m a talker. So it was tough to get down to just 6 words.

Here is mine:

Supported and loved, I’m prayerfully hopeful.

Happy marriage of over 7 years to a wonderful man – check

Fabulous and fun family and friends that I love and adore – check

Money in the bank – check

Comfy and cozy home – check

Thanks JoAnn! I am tagging YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU, and YOU and anyone else who wants to play, consider yourself tagged!

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Meme time

I was tagged by Lisa for this. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 4 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.

a) what was I doing 10 years ago?
Let’s see, I was 24 years old, working as a HR manager for a grocery store, and I had been dating this cute guy named Jon for a couple months.  You all now know him as CSP.

b) what are 5 things on my to-do list for today:

bake CSP a cake, laundry, call around for venues for the next Buncolicious, clean house, find receipt to send in for cell phone rebate

c) snacks I enjoy:

Key Lime Cheese Ball from Tastefully Simple,  my Tex Mex Mini Chicken Cups,  fruit, anything with a dip involved.

d) things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Adopt a ton of kids, build a new house ( a “green” one), buy us each a new car, go on a mega trip, make sure my family and BFFs never had to work again

e) places I have lived:

Lakeland, FL; Gilbert, SC; Charlotte, NC; Cayce, SC; Columbia, SC; Fort Mill, SC

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A dog numbers meme

I was tagged in this meme by Nevis, and I try to always do the mems I’m tagged for…! So without further ado…Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player than tags 4 or 5 people to also do the meme.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?   Hmmm…I was 24, working as a Human Resource Manager, dating a motley crew of boys.  CSP, he was in the management training program at his job.  The pugs, not even a twinkle in our eyes.

2. Five Things on my to-do list today. Me: clean house, make dinner, work on growth chart, make jewelry, wash sofa slip cover.  CSP: work til 7, go to Sam’s for milk & stuff, come home & play with pugs.  Molly & Kiki: nap, eat, nap.  Zoe: apparently drag each piece of dirty laundry from laundry room to her bed under the kitchen window.

3. Three snacks I enjoy. Me: Special K protein bars, white seedless grapes, shrimp cocktail  CSP:  Anything by UTZ, anything chocolate, pizza.  Pugs:  Anything they can get their paws on!

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Adopt 3 kids.  Pay off all bills, including credit cards.  Take lots of vacations.  Build fabulous “green” house.

5. Three of my bad habits. Me: procrastinating.  Starting too many projects at once.  Running late.

6. Five places I have lived. Me: Lakeland, FL; Cayce, SC; Fort Mill, SC; Charlotte, NC; Gilbert, SC.  CSP: Minnesota; Charlotte, NC;  Fort Mill, SC

7. Five jobs I have had. Me: cashier at grocery store, concessions stand girl at SkateWorld, Human Resource Manager, Registered Securities Rep for mutual funds company, bookkeeper.   CSP: stocker, produce clerk, manager for grocery store.  Pugs: professional sleepers & snugglers.

And I tag anyone who wants to do this.

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I’ve been tagged

By Bug’s Mama

  • Favorite Color:  aqua, purple, silver, pink
  • Favorite Food:  chicken bryan from carraba’s
  • Favorite Month: october
  • Favorite Song:  right now? want to by sugarland
  • Favorite Movie: grease 1 & 2
  • Favorite Sport: to watch: football
  • Favorite Season: Fall
  • Favorite Day of the week:  saturday
  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: strawberry, but only the all natural kind from bluebell (I think that’s the brand)
  • Favorite Time of Day: late afternoon


  • Current Mood:   headachey (caught the plague from CSP)
  • Current Taste:  string cheese
  • Current Clothes: white 3/4 sleeve t-shirt, pink capri pants
  • Current Desktop: pug puppy face
  • Current Toenail Color: exotica (it’s red)
  • Current Time: 1:45pm
  • Current Surroundings: my kitchen/family room
  • Current Thoughts: i need to go to the post office


  • First Best Friend: Andy Harmon
  • First Kiss: Andy Harmon
  • First Screen Name: i don’t remember?????
  • First Pet:  Snowflake the kitten
  • First Piercing: ears.  only piercing
  • First Crush: Andy Harmon
  • First CD: no freakin’ clue.  how do you people remember this stuff?


  • Last Cigarette: One when I was 13.  So gross.
  • Last Drink: sweet tea, right now.
  • Last Car Ride: Sunday
  • Last Kiss: CSP before he left for work
  • Last Movie Seen: Elizabeth The Golden Age on dvd yesterday
  • Last Phone Call: my friend Candace about 20 min ago
  • Last CD Played:  Can’t remember the last actual cd I played.  But last album listened to is Josh Kelly’s new one.


  • Have You Ever Dated One Of Your Best Guy/Girl Friends: yes
  • Have You Ever Broken the Law: yes
  • Have You Ever Been Arrested: No
  • Have You Ever Skinny Dipped: of course!
  • Have You Ever Been on TV: I was in a commercial for Salsarita’s Mexican Restaurant.
  • Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn’t Know: yep


  • Thing You’re Wearing: underwear!!!!
  • Thing You’ve Done Today: made jewelry
  • Thing You Can Hear Right Now: The Price is Right
  • Thing You Can’t Live Without: lip balm
  • Thing You Do When You’re Bored: I don’t have time to get bored


  1. in my kitchen
  2. my warm, cozy bed!
  3. on my couch
  4. here, in front of the computer


  1.  CSP
  2.  My Mama
  3.  Lisa


  1. Black or White: White
  2. Hot or Cold:  hot


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Top 10

Tagged by Gabs like a million years ago, and Lisa recently and my cousin via email.  They all wanted a different number of facts so I just rounded it out to an even 10.So here’s the thing. I’ve been writing this blog for over 6 years. I’m about out of things you don’t know about me. And the ones left in the vault might make you run screaming and/or call the law. But here goes!Top 10 Random Facts MeMeHere are the rules:1. Let others know who tagged you.2. Players start with 10 random facts about themselves.3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 10 random facts.4. Players should tag 10 other people and notify them they have been tagged.Ten totally random facts:1.  I have a freckle on the palm of my right hand.2.  I have had 7 surgeries in the last 3 years.3.  Toenails make me vomit.  Not the ones attached to people’s feet, but the cut ones.  I saw someone eat a stranger’s toenails on a show once and I threw up instantly.  Just talking about them makes me gag.  So we better move on.4.  I can’t stand the words moist, couch, supple, or irregardless.  The last one because it’s not a word!5.  I love the way buffalo wings taste, but don’t eat them much because I have to use a fork.  I can’t stand it if my teeth touch the bone.  Shudder.6.  Escalators and steep stairs make me nervous.7.  My favorite tv shows are the Price is Right and America’s Funniest Home Videos.  It’s always been a dream of mine to be a contestant on TPIR.  One day…8.  My legs are so short I can touch my toes while seated practically without bending over.9.  I carry my camera with me everywhere and can’t imagine my life without it.10. I rarely swear.  And if I do it’s the PG-13 kind. Instead of tagging people I’m just gonna let you decide if you’d like to play.  If so, please leave me a comment so I can come see your facts! 


It’s meme time again

Play along if you’d like. Leave me a comment so I can go read your answers.

1. What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now? Burt’s Bees ginger shower gel,  Caress (I think) Moroccan spice (I think) body wash, and bar soap- the same Moroccan spice stuff.2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? No, it’s November!

3. What would you change about your living room? Put up crown molding (hint hint CSP), add a vaulted ceiling, make it bigger, more windows, put in bamboo flooring, one of those flat MTV Cribs tvs.

4. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? Dirty, of course!

5. What is in your fridge? skim milk, sweet tea, orange juice, half & half, cottage cheese, leftover spaghetti sauce,  cheese, eggs, tons of sauce bottles.

6. White or wheat bread? neither, Pumpernickel or rye please.  Or one of those bakery bread boules.

7. What is on top of your refrigerator? basket full of napkins, couple of serving bowls/trays.

8. What color or design is on your shower curtain? The only shower curtain is the guest bath (we have a glass door) and it’s pale aqua with sea glass beads.

9. How many plants are in your home? 3- 2 half dead bamboo plants (started their untimely demises while I was away in Florida.  Coincidence?  I think not.), and a Crown Of Thorns I’ve miraculously kept alive for like 2 years.

10. Is your bed made right now? Heh, no, is yours?

11. Comet or Soft Scrub? Soft Scrub.  Although I buy Comet.  SS costs too much, but Comet doesn’t rinse away as easily.

12. Is your closet organized? if by organized you mean that most of my clothes and shoes are in piles in the bedroom, then yes.

13. Can you describe your flashlight? yes.  you turn it on, it gives light. Who makes up these questions??

14. Do you drink out of glass or plastic more at home? plastic

15. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? Yep. A gallon of vanilla chai.

16. If you have garage, is it cluttered? There is literally just enough room for me to pull my car in.  But if I have passengers they have to get out in the driveway.  We’ve got to get that thing organized.

17. Curtains or blinds? Ugh.  I hate blinds.  CURTAINS.

18. How many pillows do you sleep with? 2

19. Do you sleep with any lights on at night? No, the clock and my cpap give off more light than you’d expect.

20. How often do you vacuum? At least 2x a week but it’s still not enough when you have 2 pugs.

21. Standard toothbrush or electric? electric.  My dentist recommends it and I do what he says or he brings out the drill.

22. What color is your toothbrush? white and aqua.

23. Do you have welcome mat on your front porch? Yep.  And I have seasonal ones too.  It can become a storage issue.  Probably explains the garage situation.

24. What is in your oven right now? a cookie sheet.  Some burned on food on the oven floor. Better add that to the list!

25. Is there anything under your bed? No.  We don’t have an underbed.  The bed frame goes to the floor.

26. Chore you hate the most? putting things away- clean laundry, dishes, groceries.

27. What retro items are in your home? lots of decorative items

28. Do you have seperate room you use an an office? right now the computer is on the kitchen counter, but we’re going to move it upstairs once we get the guest rooms & bonus room organized.

29. How many mirrors are in your home? no idea.  each bathroom has 1 and we have a few decorative

30. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? Oh hey World Wide Web!  Come into my home and take my money!  No. I don’t carry cash in my wallet much less leave it around the house.  You might get lucky and find a quarter in the sofa.

31. What color are your walls? I’m in the kitchen right now and it’s lime green.

32. What does your home smell like right now? CSP  just fried up some chicken tenders.

33. Favorite candle scent? ooh tough one.  I love Hocus Pocus & Bela Luna by Party Lite, and I received an awesome smelling Crabtree & Evelyn candle for my birthday called Summer something that I love.

34. What kind of pickles are in your refrigerator right now? Dill little spears

35. Ever been on your roof? Um, no.  that’s high up and steep.  I’m not Santa.

36. Do you own a stereo? There’s one in my car.

37. How many TV’s do you have? 3

38. How many phones? 1 in the house with 2 handsets, and 1 mobile phone

39. Do you have a housekeeper? Yep, she’s out to lunch right now with the butler.  Yeah right.

40. What style do you decorate in? Modern, clean lines, fun colors, a little retro & a little funky

41. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? Depends.  I’ve not found a print I like lately.

42. Is there a smoke detector in your home? a ton of them. I live with Captain Safety Pants remember? There would be one permanently attached to my person if he could swing it.