Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quote of the Day!

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being." -Goethe

I find this to be very true.

Kindergarten!

Yesterday, I signed my daughter up for Kindergarten. There's nothing like signing kids up for Kindergarten to make you feel old. She is so excited and ready to go. I'll probably cry on the first day of school. I did with my oldest. I've got the Kindergarten blues.
Walking them to class that very first day
Watching as they set off to go their own way
My eyes welling up as I watch them go
Backing up to leave, nice and slow
Then I see that they want to stay
I know then, everything will be okay
-Lisa
That's my version of the Kindergarten blues. Lol. I would like to hear some of your experiences, if you'd like to share them.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Quote of the Day!

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown


They do ask the most interesting questions, it's fascinating how their minds work!

Mattel to release Back to the Future hover board replica

I guess it's never too late. Too bad it didn't come out when the movie did, they would have had outstanding sales. I really wanted one when I was a kid. These days kids haven't seen the movie nor do they know about the hover board. I do think it will get a lot of sales because it's cool and new. Kids will love it.
Mattel announced their plans to release a version of the iconic hover board at the 2012 Toy Fair in New York but offered a few details. The board will be a 1:1 replica of the one shown in the movie, complete with little details like the hole from where Marty pulled out the handlebars when he first grabbed it. Of course the hover board won't actually float off the ground, but it will be able to glide over most surfaces - similar to FunSlides Carpet Skates - and make different movie-like "whooshing" sounds. And of course, like in the movie, this hover board doesn't work on water.
See full article: http://www.gizmag.com/mattel-back-to-the-future-hover-board/21481/

Friday, February 24, 2012

Quote of the Day!

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” - Judy Garland, said about love

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital...Celebrating 50 years

I donate to St. Jude every year. I also like to check out their gift shop, I can get some great stuff and donate at the same time. Last year, I bought some large snowman ornaments that I gave as gifts during the holidays. They were a huge hit! What a great way to help, shop and help a child. Check out their shop at: http://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/index.do
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Quote of the Day!

I like this one a lot...short and to the point.

"Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you." - Austin O'Malley

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quote of the Day!

This is one of my favorite quotes.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas Edison

Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

  1. Feminine looks...florals, lace and whimsical prints
  2.  Espadrilles... Think plaids, stripes, and nautical navy. (I love, love, love Espadrilles)
  3. The kitten heel is a good choice this spring. They are feminine, and classic, as well as comfortable.
  4. Creamy neutrals, all done up to give you a very feminine look
  5. Soft and feminine dresses, and blouses, to make you feel like a bit of an angel.
  6. Expect to see lots of stripe, not only on wonderful nautical knit tops, but dresses, handbags, and even shoes...
  7. This spring and summer you will see a big come back in red! (That's good, I love red)
  8. Many fashions this season will be sewed up with the up most intricately, touting pleats, folds, and draping. Giving references to ancient Greece and Rome. (I'm not fond of pleats but draping is so beautiful)
  9. The one shoulder look is also big for this summer. (I'm not a fan of asymmetrical shirts or dresses)
  10. The biggest trend in handbags this spring/summer - short strapped oversized handbags or totally over sized clutch's... Another big trend in handbags that was evident on this springs runways, lots of shiny hardware.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Quote

I thought I'd add a quote that I wrote.

"Surround yourself with people that love you and are good to you but also people that challenge you, they may hurt you but you will find a strength within yourself you didn't know existed." -Lisa (Me)

Quote of the Day!

I didn't write a quote yesterday because I thought there was enough to read with my list. Here is today's quote...

"Everyone wants happiness, nobody wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."-Unknown

Monday, February 20, 2012

15 Fun (and/or Disturbing) Facts!!!

  1.  Human eyes contain a blind spot. The brain fills in with surrounding detail and with information from the other eye, so the blind spot is not normally perceived.
  2. When tickled, rats laugh. (I don't plan on testing this out)
  3.  The "57" on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.
  4. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
  5.  If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck. (I now don't feel so bad that I don't look exactly like Barbie)
  6. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks. (That's one killer ass, Haha!)
  7. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of Lung Cancer... so did the first "Marlboro Man".
  8. The word 'set' has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
  9. The world's youngest parents lived in China in 1910... they were 8 and 9 years old. (That is sooo disturbing. My kids better not EVEN think about it)
  10. In our dreams we only see faces that we already know. Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.
  11.  Most lipstick contains fish scales. (That's a pleasant thought!)
  12. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. (That's nice...note the sarcasm!)
  13. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  14.  Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". It can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A. (I actually knew this, growing up in San Diego and making trips  to L.A., you tend to hear things.)
  15. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs melted into it. (Um, I just stopped eating chocolate bars)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.
Flavia Weedn

Friday, February 17, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
-William Arthur Ward

Great for new parents!!!

I would have loved this when my kids were babies. This is so cool. It amazes me what you can do with technology these days.
BabyPing recently announced the arrival of its new high security Wi-Fi baby monitoring system. The product will allow parents to hear and view their baby utilizing an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The system also features double-layer security that alerts parents if their baby cries, if the Wi-Fi connection drops out or if their iOS device is out of range. Read the article:
<a href="http://www.gizmag.com/baby-monitoring-ipad-iphone/20706/#JPBgzmYtWJ9AVVxk.15">Baby monitoring comes to the iPad and iPhone</a>

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Don’t waste today regretting yesterday instead of making a memory for tomorrow. - Laura Palmer

The Healing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

I have been taking organic apple cider vinegar (I purchased it from my local grocery store) when I start feeling sick and I have noticed a huge difference in the life of the cold and the severity of the cold. My colds have gone away very quickly and have been very mild.  I don't even take the suggested amount, I only take a little medicine cup and a tsp of honey (honey after the vinegar helps counter the taste). I've been taking it daily and have noticed that I have more energy than usual and generally feel good all around. These are my statements and not an endorsement of any kind.  I have added a link below so you can see all the benefits of apple cider vinegar.
http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/home-remedies.html

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quote of the Day!


I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
-Ken Venturi
This is cute. It made me smile!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Quote of the Day!

"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."  
-LaoTzu

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day...no thanks!

This is my opinion on Valentine's Day. I don't like it. I think it's all commercialism and consumerism. It's sickening. I believe if you love someone, you should show them everyday not just one day a year. Plus, buying something for someone DOES NOT show you care. These days people make all kinds of unnecessary purchases, what is one more to them? I feel sorry for the people in relationships that aren't quite sure where they're at in the relationship, those people are forced to acknowledge Valentine's Day. They may not feel lovey-dovey but feel guilty if they don't celebrate with their significant other. That's what I want...a guilt-ridden gift. Absolutely not!  For married couples, I just see it as a waste of money and false sincerity. If you want to show me you love me, consistently do little things for me. Those are the things that matter most to me. I don't want flowers, candy, jewelry or anything else that is typically Valentine's Day. I want your time and effort to show me you love me. So as you can see, my opinion on Valentine's Day is...no thanks, I'll pass.

Quote of the Day!

"People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you" ( Eat Pray Love – book)

Friday, February 10, 2012

What's Next?! Mind-boggling!

This is so crazy. I can't believe how far technology has come. It's scary to think how far it still has to go. What's next? This is great for stroke victims but I find it a bit disconcerting. If this gets into the wrong hands, it could be catastrophic. This is only my opinion, I'd love to hear your opinion on the subject.

Science creates computer that can decode your thoughts and put them into words.
  • Technology could offer lifeline for stroke victims and people hit by degenerative diseases .
  • In the study, a computer analyzed brain activity and reproduced words that people were hearing.
  • Weird science: Scientists believe the technique could also be used to read and report what they were thinking of saying next.
 Neuroscientists have of course long believed that the brain essentially works by translating aspects of the external world, such as spoken words, into patterns of electrical activity.

But proving that this is true by showing that it is possible to translate these activity patterns back into the original sound (or at least a fair approximation of it) is nevertheless a great step forward, and it paves the way to rapid progress toward biomedical applications.

British expert Professor Jan Schnupp, from Oxford University played down fears it could lead to range of ‘mind reading’ devices as the technique can only, at the moment, be done on patients willing to have surgery.

Read more of this article at:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2094671/Mind-boggling-Science-creates-decode-thoughts-words.html#ixzz1l9mqDXYy


  

Quote of the Day!

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quote of the Day!

You might regret what you do but you'll regret what you don't do SO much more.

Great News for People with Nerve Damage!!!

  U.S. researchers have developed a nonsurgical technique to repair severed nerves in minutes. This is outstanding news.
  I, myself, have had a surgery which required severing several nerves thus causing permanent numbness. I was lucky, my surgery was not in an extremity or an area that required use. I would not have any function in those areas today. This would really help a lot of people with nerve damage.
  While the procedure developed by the group will not apply to the central nervous system or spinal cord injuries, the procedure offers hope to people whose futures include accidents involving damaged nerves.
Read the full article:
http://www.gizmag.com/ut-fast-nerve-regeneration/21345/

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quote of the Day!

When nothing goes right...go left!

Lovely Cupcakes!


These cupcakes are so pretty I wouldn't want to eat them. To think the roses are made of fruit roll-ups/fruit leather, it's amazing how creative people are.
I can't wait to make my own. For recipe and instructions, see link below. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Character is what you are in the dark. - Dwight L. Moody

Shoe Fetish!!! New Shoes of 2012


I think these are pretty but could do without the bee!






I love, love, love shoes. I really like boots and booties during the winter but I can't wait until the weather warms up to wear the shoes I've been longing to wear. Ladies, make sure those feet are nicely pedicured before stepping into those beautiful shoes. I hope you like the preview of some of my favorite 2012 shoe trends.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Quote of the Day!

A life without love, is no life at all.

T-shirt scarf/necklace

I was at my son's Pine Wood Derby a few weeks back and saw a woman wearing a cute scarf/necklace, she then proceeded to sit down and make one of these t-shirt scarves/necklaces. I complimented her on her scarf and she showed me how to make them. She also showed me how to make a flower that was on her scarf. I didn't find instructions for the flower but here is the  youtube link for the scarf/necklace. I hope you like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dwITmX-C8A

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

10 things you didn't know about me....

1. In 1988, one of my paintings was displayed at the San Diego Museum of Art. I was 10 years old at the time.

2. I have had one of my poems published in a book.

3. I won a "Best Body" contest at a hot, Los Angeles club

4. I have never been waterskiing, but have always wanted to.

5. I have been skydiving.

6. I believe you can be friends with an ex. Just because you can not be in a relationship does not mean you can not be in a friendship.

7. I have never left the continental United States. I have been to Mexico and to Canada, that's it.

8. Before I had children, I had absolutely NO fears or phobias.

9. I NEVER wanted kids.....now I have 3 and can't imagine a life without them.

10. I cannot type.

Such a lady!!!

Audrey Hepburn had the reputation of being a humble, kind and charming person, who lived the philosophy of putting others before herself. She had a grace that has not been matched in my lifetime. She was feminine but strong. She was a fashion icon with her clean lines, simple yet bold accessories and minimalist palette. These are all attributes that I believe make a lady. I strive to follow in her footsteps and be the best woman I can.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mom 4 Real: DIY iPhone Case w/ Modge Podge!

Mom 4 Real: DIY iPhone Case w/ Modge Podge!: This is one of those projects that I have been dying to do for months, but I was a little scared! There was absolutely no possible ...

Healing Hearts

A friend of mine started this project and I think that it is a great program. I feel that it's a wonderful way to help people that have been emotionally scarred by some sort of violence.  National statistics show, that one in four women (25%) has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime. So imagine...as you walk around in a day and count off every 4th woman, young or old, that you pass by that she probably is one of our four.
A little about the program:
San Diego based photographer, Lori Brookes is sending out a worldwide call, for heart photo submissions, to anyone with a camera who desires to be part of the “Gathering Hearts” photography mosaic. While helping to heal human hearts of past and present wounds, both big and small, she is promoting a more peaceful way to be and live in the world with each other. The idea and purpose of making this an inclusive project is the great ripple effect and power of the shared consciousness of a like-minded global community.
http://www.gatheringheartsproject.com/