Month: June 2013

{WIWS} Exhausted Is Always In Fashion Plus A Giveaway!

This weekend was stuffed like a grape leaf at a Greek festival. I’m paying Addie to support my head so I can type. The day started like this: Cleaning up at 8 a.m Sunday. after hosting 105 people (75 of whom were children) the day prior, leaves you looking like an understudy for that Ring chick. Read More

{LWF} Medical Supplies Are Like Rabbits

When you’re handed a diagnosis like Spinal Muscular Atrophy, you immediately think of doctors, and routine exams and blood draws and usually wheelchairs. You Google for answers and find all sorts of pictures and information and it kind of blows your mind. Luckily, I had some great therapists, doctors and social workers who helped me Read More

{WIWS} Good Looks You Can Take To The Bank

I know some of y’all love swinging by here on a Sunday to see what “crazy” idea I’ve hatched for my ‘What I Wore Sunday’ post. Nerf guns, a violent assault, a makeover, a sleeping bag; I’ve got a fashion sense you just can’t find anywhere….but probably with good reason. But this week, nothing. Just Read More

{SQT} I’m A Bad Mom, And You Probably Are Too

Feeling inadequate in your parenting duties this week? Wondering if you’re putting your children on the fast track to success or Slip and Slide to delinquency? Well hold onto your wine glass because I’ve discovered the secrets to successful child rearing buried deep within the pages of a 1940’s parenting book entitled, ‘In Your Hands’. Prop the baby up Read More

{FF} Therapeutic Groove Thang Shaking

I’ve always said (or at least since writing this post), when life hands you lemons, throw them at your rowdy kids and put on some dance music. Very few things in this world pick me up as quickly and surely as dance music. Try as I may to like less mainstream music, I keep coming Read More

Complacency, Comparisons and Ultimate Contentment

I had to take a step back from my usual link ups this weekend and get my priorities back in line. I’ve been feeling scattered for a bit now and in trying to get my life reorganized and back on track I stumbled further from the path and almost got myself completely lost. I’d been Read More

{p,h,f,r} And Theme Thursday: All About Fire

Joining all the ladies at Like Mother, Like Daughter and Cari for another exciting round of photos that capture the essence of the Mantoan household without any of the offensive odors. We held a belated bonfire for the Feast of the Sacred Heart. (Flames of the Sacred Heart, get it???) If you’ve spent any time around my Read More

{FF} The Unmentionable Collection

I’m going to be very upfront with you. This post will contain probably too much information about a recent date afternoon that consisted of me buying new bras for the first time in about five years. But since I like to keep you all abreast of any and all new developments around here, I had Read More

{WIWS} My Husband Hates Haute Couture

When my husband met me, I was dying my hair every color of the rainbow and regularly wearing over-sized men’s pants with XL black or tie-dyed t-shirts. You’d think that by now he’d understand my unique sense of style and adjust his expectations accordingly. You’d think he’d just be grateful I’m not still stuck in the 90’s Read More

{SQT}The Closest I’ll Get To Winning On A Game Show

From the depths of the Garden State, it’s Seven Quick Takes! It’s just as you suspected; now that we’ve got a sweet new ride I’m spending all my free time driving around the block slowly with my windows down, seat laid back and Jay-Z’s ‘Big Pimpin’ blasting from the stereo. Don’t worry the kids keep Read More

Sunday’s Best Pimped Out Ride

Linking up with Grace for her Sunday Best….late Monday night and chalking it up to the time zone difference. First  and foremost, we got a new handicap van! It’s perfect! And now let me back up and retell the rest of my day because otherwise you won’t be able to fully appreciate the epic awesomeness of it Read More

{SQT}A Van, A Hutch And A Husband’s Soothing Text

Bringing up the rear of Jen’s Quick Takes this week because 1.) reverse order link-ups are so May 2013 and 2.) I was busy watching a stretching DVD last night. (If the results prove as miraculous as I hope, I’ll let you know. And don’t worry, it doesn’t involve me in spandex.) Now off to Read More