The Crazy Suburban Mom: 2011-04-10

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Week-end round up full of purses.... who knew?

1.  I finally picked a paint color for my bathroom.

Ballet Slipper Pink by Martha Stewart.  I've mentioned it a time or two before it's just that until I got the gray floor it didn't seem to be possible.  Believe it or not with the gray floor that color looks the best - Objectively.  And I'm not kidding.

The runner up was Sunken Pool also by Martha Stewart which I loved but the pink looked better with the floor.

2.  On the way to Home Depot for paint samples I saw a House Sale sign and it looked promising  but it was raining like a mother so I figured if I still wanted to go I'd  stop on the way back. 

Ladies, if you were wondering what's at the end of rainbows...  I totally just found out.  It's house sales with purses!     I got two  Coach Bags, one Dooney & Bourke, and one Brahmin Bag for Thirty Dollars! 

All of them are in Aaaaa-mazing condition, ranging from, did she even use this to she used this a little.

 3.  This horrible thing...


Is gone and replaced with the next picture and yes, even though I did. Not. Want. Stainless.


Man alive, it's pretty.

And clean and shiny.  And hygienic looking - As a sink should look.  My old sink looked like it was a breeding ground for all sorts of germs and fa la la.  .... Mushrooms at the very least.

The sink and faucet - By the way that faucet is love - are by Kohler and wow! does having something that works ( and doesn't look like crap and flood underneath twice a week) make a difference.

Thanks for that sink Dad, it does my germaphobe heart good.


Friday, April 15, 2011

The Sicilian Bergamot Bomb

Back in 2009 I wrote a post titled  My feet are as ugly as Cruella DeVille's Face  and there's a couple of interesting things about that post.   I routinely get hits from people searching "feet ugly as Cruella deVille face" which I find --- Peculiar.

I can't explain why my daily cruella-feet-face hits  unnerve me so  because I certainly thought of it but I was using it as an off-the-wall allegory for how bad my feet looked.  Perhaps it's more that I get hits off that combo week after week, and have for two years.

That's a pretty penny of people seeking out diabolical feet, y'all....

In the post I said:

My feet are as ugly as Cruella DeVille's Face if her face were calloused, cracked and looked like she could put cigarettes out with it. 

...And I also said....

My feet are pure evil because they look like they want to make a fur coat out of puppies, can put cigarettes out with their feety faces, and have crevices that would make the Grand Canyon weep with jealousy.

The jist: De-Shreking my feet. 

I remembered the post recently because last month Rebecca from Naturopathica wrote and asked if I wanted to try Sicilian Bergamot Body Lotion  .  She said "This light yet deeply moisturizing lotion is brand new to our collection and uses Aloe to nourish and soothe the skin. Our founder, Barbara Close, created it to replicate the experience of wandering through a Tuscan garden. "

And she got me at the EXACT right time - I'd just come back from Cape May, NJ where I'd spent a few days.  A few windy, freezing days to be exact - after the longest, snowiest NJ winter ever - and my skin was dry and chapped and if there was a time to ask, Do you want to try a great lotion? It was then.

This stuff...

Is the Bomb, the Sicilian Bergamot Bomb.  Becky was right; it's light yet deeply moisturizing.  It goes on like a lotion but works (lasts) like a thicker cream.  The best way to describe it is to say from the first time I used it on my hands I could tell it was different because the next day - THE NEXT DAY - my hands felt softer, velvetier is the word that keeps coming to mind.  

I've been using it ever since and my other lotions are pining away.  I've been moving this around the house; it's now by my new sink.  (Yes, I finally got a new one and the cobalt blue bottle is lovely against stainless).

I have started chasing people around the house squirting their hands, You have to try this stuff, kinda thing.  And I tell them, I swear tomorrow your hands will be softer, Call me.  

And they don't believe me because they wash their hands a lot or whatever and then I talk to them and they say,You know, that hand cream stuff?  

And I go, Yeah?  

And they go, My hands WERE softer the next day! 

And I go, I know, right?

As to what the beginning of this post was about.... I think I will give this Supercalifragilisticexpialidelicious  lotion from  Naturopathica  a shot on my feet next because it just might have the right combination of something-something for those awful feety things.  Plus it has a great fresh citrus scent and that never hurts when your dealing with feet.

...just sayin'.

*Naturopathica sent me a free bottle of  Sicilian Bergamot Body Lotion to try.  There was no compensation for this review nor did they ask me to do it.  ....Just trying  to do my part to rid the world of dry skin.*


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hoping I never have to clean doodie out of a Longchamp

I took Ginger to the vet for blood work this week; nothing's up so no worries.  It was just me and Ginger riding shotgun - And I really don't like taking her by myself in that behemoth van because every three seconds I see her head pop up in another place.  It's like watching Whac-a-Mole play out in the rear view with a dog head.

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It's not even that she's upset.  I've had dogs that threw up the minute the car door shut. I know upset.

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Ginger's just...  I dunno.  Interested in what everything looks like from...

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Every angle.  And there are so many places to explore in that big van. Ginger is a niblet in comparison.  So she starts all the way in the rear (third) seat and works her way...

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back to...

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 I won't let her sit on my lap while I'm driving.  I don't want her to get hit with an air bag .... 

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But  oh no she's not getting in the passenger seat either.  Air bag issue aside.  She's not sitting on my Longchamp purse no way. No how. Some time ago she doodied in a gym bag and I'm not putting myself in the position of writing a post about Ginger making doodie in my Longchamp.

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I scooted her tushie right the heck off. That was way too close for comfort.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Estroven Mommypausal Blogging

I don't know if anyone remembers when I posted the Peri-Mommy-pausal  Blog Post but it was about my years overdue Is-it-hot-in-here-to-you- GYN-appointment. Since then not much has happened beyond the normal (term loosely used) changes because as my doctor pointed out - This is normal, Tracy - and I've really tried to take that word NORMAL to heart.

 Granted I have had periods of time where to say I felt NORMAL was stretching it.

*I will admit to some hot flashes that were so visible people actually asked me if I was alright, did I need to sit down.

*And also being so tired at times; there are no words.

*And this odd humming/buzzing feeling that travels around; let's just say some places it stops are more distracting then others.

 During that appointment besides saying, No, it's not hot in here to me, eight or nine times my doctor told me a few things to try  if I got fed up with the new and improved version of normal.  All up to me.

 I have't posted about it since then because there hasn't been all that much to say.  Same day, different hot flash pretty much or....Hm.  Make that Same hot flash, different day....But when Mom Central asked if I wanted to be part of the Estroven Blog Tour I looked it up and  the ingredients listed were the things my gynecologist mentioned me trying.  

And in the back of my mind I'm thinking we are getting into the warmer months now which is the worst time for Hot Flashes.  I can have none in the winter and then have them every five minutes for hours in the summer.

Charming, I know.  

So I thought, you know - I am ready.  After I signed up I went out and bought Estroven Plus Vitimans and Minerals which by the way has 1000 mg of vitamin D and that was a big YAHOO! bonus for me because I rock the Vitamin D thing.  But check them all out here.   Or on Facebook!

There is a lot of information  to be found on the sites such as symptoms (here)  but for real about symptoms - Not every person gets all of them so don't get your panties all bunched up reading them.  Knowledge is power, right?  So just gather knowledge  and be powerful.

I've been using the Estroven for a week now and it's so weird.  I've had a few (noticeably)  good nights sleep which is so odd because I didn't think I was sleeping badly to begin with.  Which means, hm.  Either I wasn't sleeping as good as I thought or now I'm just sleeping way, way gooder.

 I am way cool with either of those scenarios. 

 “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Estroven and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.”


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