Archive for August, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boudreaux's Butt Paste. All opinions are 100% mine.
Since my children are long since out of diapers, I do not have to worry about such things as diaper rash. I do have twin boy grandchildren and another grandson on the way. Therefore, my kids do have to think about diapers rashes and such.
I had never heard about Boudreaux's Butt Paste until I saw some advertising for it. At that time, I had the opportunity to receive a sample, but I got in after the samples were all gone. I thought I would give it to one of my kids to try. My daughter-in-law told me that she had tried Boudreaux's Butt Paste and was very satisfied with it. She likes how it does not stick to the baby’s skin and is easy to apply. She tells me it also has a pleasant smell unlike some other brands that make you want to leave the room.
I did some research and found out that it contains 16% Zinc Oxide. The top is an easy to open flip top, which is good when you have a wriggly baby. It comes in a handy travel size to keep in the diaper bag. There are also several sizes to choose from, 1oz,2oz,3oz and 4oz tubes along with a 16oz jar. Pediatricians also recommend it.
Boudreaux's Butt Paste has been featured on shows like Oprah, The Tonight Show, the Today Show, ESPN and While You Were Out. It also has appeared in magazines like People Magazine.
Go to Boudreaux's Butt Paste’s site and request your free sample today. I think I will go and get a sample for the new little boy that will join our family soon.
Tags: baby, Boudreaux's Butt Paste
I just found out that asparagus does not bear until the second or third year after it is planted. It starts out with a vine and then later bears a stalk. As you can see, here are the vines.
Here are a few peppers.
Here is a tiny Bell Pepper.
My beans are starting to recover from the evil sun. Send good karma their way.
Finally, the new corn seems to be coming along nicely.
I plan to take out the cucumber plants and plant spinach. Wish me luck. If you are wondering about Lucie, she choose to be lazy in the house. But she is sympathetic, no?
Tags: garden, Lucie, vegatables
This week I drove into and survived a microburst. I posted about that adventure here. So since this week’s You Capture was outside I decided to post a few photos of the storm. Trust me this experience was one of the scariest things I have ever went through. I experienced a microburst one other time, but I was in a house. My car still has a dent in the hood from a tree branch that fell on it during that storm.
This is rain falling on the mountains.
Here are some of the crazy looking clouds.
This is a photo of my Bird of Paradise in my front yard and the ominous clouds in the background.
I think this cloud looks like a cherub. What do you think?
This is flowers in my neighbor’s yard. Even though the camera moved, I liked the effect it created.
In between houses.
My big, red dog Lucie loves to lay outside in the sun. I tell her since she is a red head she might want to think about sunscreen. She never listens.
When I was outside taking photos, Lucie decided to snag a piece of a palm tree that blew in the yard. I humored her since she does not chew my furniture.
Well, this definitely was an exciting challenge for me. Just glad I lived to tell about it. Visit more outside adventures over at I Should Be Folding Laundry.
Tags: Lucie, microburst, storms
Living here in the Desert Southwest can prove to be hazardous at times. I left work yesterday and I had to make a stop. Five minutes after I left a major storm hit. The rain was coming down in sheets and my ability to see was completely impaired. The road immediately flooded and I could feel my car sliding on the road.
I sat at a street light as the nickle-sized hail pelted down on my car. I seriously feared my windshield breaking. Especially as the light turned green and I moved forward.
I put the car in first gear and tried to see what was up ahead. I was probably only going about 20 mph and can you believe it, some people were driving like it was a normal sunny day! IDIOTS! I started shaking and decided to pull over and wait out the storm. I was traveling in the left lane and I knew I could not move over two lanes to the right as I could not see anything in front of me or behind me. So, I made my way to an intersection that lead to a Walgreens parking lot. Trust me, I was not the only one taking refuge there.
It only took about five minutes before the roughest part of the storm was over. I put my car in reverse and made my way out of the parking lot. I made it to my destination only to see the proprietors of the store standing by the door and watching the aftermath of the mayhem.
I told them about my experience and they just stared at me in disbelief. The crappy part, not one of those raindrops fell on my house.
Figures, risk my life only to not have any rain on my garden. Just my luck.
Tags: hail, Monsoon, rain, storm
I am back guest posting on juliannah’s blog. I learned about guest posting by checking out the interwebs with juliannah’s red box that she always has on her lap. Well, maybe not always since she leaves in the morning and comes back hours later to free me and Buddy from the self imposed prison crates.
She still does not know I can get out. We will just keep that a secret ok? So if you want to read more adventures, please take it with you to your grave!
So Buddy and I were having a nice weekend, you know relaxing on the floor, begging for nachos and such. Then along came Sunday. I like Sundays, because I do not have to go in the prison crate. The only thing is juliannah stays in bed well after the sun has come up. Hey, I might have to pee or something! At least Buddy howls and we get a chance to relieve ourselves.
So this weekend, juliannah tried to cut my beautiful fingernails. I like my fingernails. I am a woman after all. Plus, they come in handy when I want to dig the occasional hole in the backyard. I am a dog too after all. I must apologize for the gash that I left in juliannah’s arm, but seeing that contraption clipping thing coming at my toes scared the crapola out of me. And, I do not care if Buddy is too little to revolt! Alas, I am not. I heard juliannah and Corvette talking about some one called groomer. And a muzzle. This does not sound pretty.
Well, that is it for now. I can be found hiding out under the bed. Toenails intact.
Tags: dog, Lucie Tails, toenails
Sometimes when I am on break at work I will see these two guys walking out of the building together. Nothing unusual about that except these two guys are always wearing flip-flops. And big baggie shorts.
They stroll out the door and disappear in the parking lot. I never see them get into a car as they just disappear. I never see them come back either. This is usually early in the day so it makes me wonder what they are doing in the building.
When they walk, they sort of do like a sashay, swinging their hips as they move. I find all this very strange. The walk, the disappearing but the most disturbing is the flip-flops.
Now it is not the actual flip-flops that bother me it is more that these guys are wearing them to a place of business. Sure where them to the beach or the park, but not to work guys. Especially when they need a good pedi.
Kind of reminds me of when some girls were wearing daisy duke shorts to work with their butt cheeks sticking out. But that is a story for another day. I cannot speak about butt cheeks and gnarly toes in the same post.
Tags: flip-flops, guys, work
I think I may have to revise that title to See How My Garden Does Not Grow. Actually, it is growing, but not bearing, excepts for cucumbers on steroids. Yea, whatever.
That being said, here are a few photos of my non-bearing veggies.
This is the steroid-laden cucumbers,
Another photo of freshly watered cucumbers.
This is supposed to be asparagus. Looks like vines gone wild to me.
My second attemped at corn. Notice the droplet of water sitting on the leaf.
The Sunflowers are doing fine despite the over 100 degree weather.
Pretty, pretty, pretty.
These are wild flowers that just popped up. They look like tiny daisies to me.
As usual, Lucie, my big red dog did her best to help.
By hanging out by the water bowl and smiling.
Tags: flowers, garden, Lucie
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Tags: blackberry, Boost Mobile, smartphone
I have to preface this a few words – I am tired of living in HELL. I spent countless hours trying to grow my garden and I barely get anything out of it. Numerous hours watering, tons of time planting and care taking and this is all I get
Two cucumbers and three tomatoes, that should be bigger. Those are supposed to be Beefstake people! Yes, the cucumbers are big, but why can’t the other veggies grow. I know, I live in HELL!!!
Sorry, just venting a bit. I usually do this post on Saturdays, but once again, life gets in the way.
Yea, sure it looks lush, but where is the veggies!
I decided to thin out the cucumber since they tried to take over.
The peppers have plenty of flowers and hopefully they will actually turn into peppers.
Here is a photo of one of the cucumber before harvesting. I think they are on steroids.
They sunflowers are very happy. But I can not eat them.
Hey, Lady Red, if you are reading this check out the aloe you gave me. It’s green. At least I am doing something right!
I spent a good amount of time hoeing weeds and riping out the dead corn. At least Lucie, my big red dog enjoyed the fruits of my labor. My back sure did not the next day. She even enjoyed part of a cucumber. What can I say? I am a pushover.
That is it for this week. I just checked the garden and I have three more steroid laden cucumbers growing. If you do not hear from me in a few days, I suggest checking the garden and more pointedly, the cucumber section.
Tags: cucumber, garden, Lucie
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Mission Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.
One of my favorite foods to eat is burritos. I am a big fan of Mexican food in general anyway, but burritos are my favorite. You can make a burrito out of just about anything. Have leftovers? Throw it in a tortilla and you have tomorrow’s lunch or a quick snack. They are great for an after school snack for the kids. You can whip up a Quesada within minutes and your kids will enjoy this healthy snack.
One brand that I use often is Mission Tortillas. They are cholesterol free and have 0 grams of trans fat per serving. They come in three different sizes, 6”, 8” and 10”, which can be use for many types of dishes.
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Tags: burritos, Mission Menus Challange, Mission Tortillas, recipe