Tuesday, April 29, 2014

tasty tuesday.... well not really but it is kind of food related

I think my sweet tooth is broken.

hugo broke it.

ever since I got pregnant I had the weirdest healthy cravings for vegetables. dark green vegetables. preferably grilled.
how was that fair.
other pregnant women were craving cake and goodies...
not me.

I thought that it would go back to normal after he was evicted from his womb... ha


he is 2.5
I miss the occasional binge on chocolate or something ridiculously sweet and gooey.

I somehow think this is my new normal.

thank god I still like savory snacks or I think my late night munching would be ruined.

every now and then I try and get into something sweet...
I have a bit and am done.
so not the old me.

I think this is probably not the worst thing in the world, but it is just so weird.
I have lost a lot of my favorite comfort foods! I need to find new ones.

Monday, April 28, 2014

ME monday

I like writing with pretty colored pens.
unless I really have to I generally don't use black or dark blue pens.

pink, purple and light blue are my favorties :)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

spring things....

i am not entirely certain that it will not snow again, but i'm trying to be optimistic and not think about it.

spring brings a "to do" list a MILE long

i sat down and started to make that list yesterday.


how am i going to actually accomplish all of these things??

well i'm not sure but i think there are at least 10 painting projects on the list so that should be an interesting and potentially super messy experience with my junior assistant.
there will likely be photos to document these shenannigans starting to show up here shortly.

crazy amount of raking... if the grass is ever dry again...
if it would just stop raining and snowing for more than a day at a time that would be LOVELY.

raspberry pruning.... DEAR LORD. they're escaping their bed and popping up everywhere. i'm pretty sure my neighbors have raspberries now.

those are just a few of the things i'm hoping to accomplish in the next little while... the list is WAAAAAY too long to post the whole thing.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

i think i am raising the male version of a crazy cat lady...

Hugo LOVES cats.
like I'm pretty sure we will always have cats.
poor Fernando

I do enjoy this though.
I am currently typing this post as hugo is trying to teach chico to play catch.

quite funny.

he's playing catch with cat treats so I think its a win win for chico.

Monday, April 21, 2014

ME monday

did you know....

my favorite candy bar...


the salty peanut and caramelly goodness.


regular sized is the way to go.

king sized... larger
in theory better (of course)
but the peanut to caramel.... NOT THE SAME!

that is all :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

thankful thursday...

this may sound stupid.


here it is....

i am thankful for my iphone.


my phone.


because it allows me to have a half decent camera nearby at almost any given time and i can capture pictures of hugo that i would almost always miss if i had to scramble for my actual camera.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

its almost time.... and a shameless plug.

hey everyone!

remember kabukikreations?
i'm still doing that stuff... just not as many local sales as i used to due to my lovely assistant (hugo) and a slightly hectic schedule.
i'm still taking custom orders though so if you're looking for something just let me know.

back to what i was really posting about...

i have planned a giveaway for my page fans once i hit 450 likes

right now it's sitting at 435

getting closer!

the giveaway prize will be a lovely lap blanket.
and just because i want the winner to LOVE it...
you will get to choose the colors!
fun, right?

so if you haven't liked my page yet... go right now and you might be the lucky winner!
invite your friends too! the more the merrier :)


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

just a thought...

I find that there is a pretty large double standard when it comes to fat vs skinny.

would you walk up to someone you haven't seen for a while and blurt out

"OMG you've gotten so fat... what happened?"

probably not.
well maybe if you're a big jerk.
but most people would not be so bold.
you know you're thinking it... but that is with the "inside voice"
saying it to their face?
that is generally frowned upon.

why is it ok to do the exact same thing to someone who is skinny?

I don't get out a lot.
I am home with hugo most nights so there are a lot of people that I haven't seen a lot the past couple years.

I randomly run into people here and there.
first thing out of their mouths more often than not....
"OMG you've gotten skinny.... what happened?"
followed by...
OMG your hair is so long.

literally word for word.

the bitch in me longs to say "thank you. I didn't notice"
generally I refrain. occasionally I have replied in that fashion... oops

come on.
if I had gained weight nobody would say anything...
why does a person's weight/size have to be the first thing you notice??

I generally want to know how things have been for a person I haven't seen for a while... not what size pants they're wearing.

am I crazy for this?

does anyone else have this happen to them?

Monday, April 14, 2014

ME monday.... my new feature.

in an effort to get back into this blogging thing...

every Monday I will be posting something random about myself that you might or might not know.

today is my first one.

drum roll please...........................................

ok enough drum roll

random Amanda fact of the day is.....

packets of gum that are the pop out foil ones.... I need to make a checkerboard. the gum must be taken out in the right pattern!

I don't know why... but it must.

I actually don't buy gum that comes in those packets very often because someone (Fernando) likes to mess them up.
then I end up giving him the package of gum because it is wrecked.
and I have no gum.


so I get the wrapped ones.
or mints.

problem solved

Saturday, April 12, 2014

na na na na nananana BATMAN

hugo loves batman shirts.
more than any other shirt.
he has more batman shirts than I think is probably normal...
the funniest thing about this... I don't think he actually likes batman.

just the shirts.


there are not many days when he doesn't wear SOMETHING batman.
 so if you ever see a great deal on batman shirts.. let me know!

Friday, April 11, 2014

spring has sprung? maybe? please?

I don't know why but the past couple weeks have been BLAH.
I usually am ok with winter... don't love it, but tolerate it.
I'm done with it.
I want to wear shorts
cut the grass
get a tan
all the things that summer is my favorite for.

we had a crappy and snowy enough winter I believe we should have a free pass to go directly to summer this year.
this faux spring that we are having.... nope not cutting it.

well that one day that was 18.... I'll keep that one.