Monday, November 30, 2009

Baby DIVA's first PARTY!!

This last Saturday Baby DIVA celebrated her birthday with a fabulous shin dig just for HER!! Balloons, streamers, cake, ice cream and lots of family and friends! It was absolutely perfect! Baby DIVA hammed it up and loved all the attention (imagine that). Thank you to our fabulous friends and family that joined us on this wonderful occasion. You helped make Baby DIVA's birthday a grand success!

We didn't host the largest bash of the century for our Baby DIVA's first birthday. I personally think that is silly. I planned her party as age appropriate for her. In between her naps. A very quick lunch (and ummm I introduced Baby DIVA to pizza and would you believe my petite thin child scarfed 2 whole pieces of cheese pizza all by herself?!? She has my skills!) followed by cake, gifts, a little play time and then down for a nap and party is over. I decorated the house with streamers that were at Baby DIVA's level and invited her sensory skills to kick in. I scattered balloons about the house on crawling level so that my Baby DIVA could engage in "chase the balloon". All in all it was a hit for Baby DIVA. And that is what is important. For HER to have fun at HER party.

And she did. And she had her first sugar followed by first sugar rush heathen child behavior. Awesome. No more sugar for her! LOL And she received a fabulous playhouse and tunnel as well as her very own couch from mom and dad. She digs it!


DIVA's Throne


Balloon pit


Big Birthday girl


H4L, Baby DIVA, Pink Haired Momma
Happy Birthday Baby girl!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lets talk Diapers

Hello there. Welcome to Pink Haired Momma's Exploding poop post!

Baby DIVA is an "on the go" kind of kid. The girl has so much energy it is exhausting just thinking about it. Her "on the go" behavior has recently brought us to a quandary about our choice of diapers. You see way back when my little Baby DIVA burst into the world, we were introduced to pampers. Mainly because that was the brand of diapers that most of our friends and family purchased for us before her grand arrival. We did have a brief stint with huggies preemie size diapers right there at the beginning, but that was short lived, as my precious Baby DIVA exploded right out of those bad boys. We quickly migrated back to Pampers. And that is where we stayed right up until a month or so ago. We were proud users of pampers cruisers, during the crawling stage. Now that we have moved on to the "climb on everything, leap frog, dangle from anything that is higher than the floor stage", we have are having some issues. It appears that those explosions from very early on have resumed their place in our life. Nice. Gross. Crap. Literally.

So I went on a mission of trying different diapers to see what might be able to contain these "explosions" during dangle sessions. I started with some Huggies. The diapers seemed to fit nice on Baby DIVA. She seemed comfortable. We had a pee and everything seemed great. Then it happened. EXPLOSION. Right out the leg holes down the legs and up the back. Isnt that nice. Clothes and baby DIVA needed an immediate dunk in bathtub. Gross. Crap. Moving on.

LUVS were purchased. Diaper number 2 proved to be an epic failure. A brief pee pee session resulted in a Niagara Falls effect upon a brand new fresh from the dryer cutesy outfit of Baby DIVA's and a fresh cleaned and dressed Pink Haired Momma. Failure. Trash. Crap. Didnt even wait to see how explosions handle this brand.

Parents choice from Wal-mart were bought in as drastic measures were being undertaken to resolve this diaper issue. This diaper is very lightweight. Fits very well. But does not house a full bladder of excretions or an EXPLOSION. Both incidents resulted in both momma and Baby DIVA needing a fresh change of clothes. Failure yet again.

So I am stuck. We are back with old faithful, Pampers. I am hoping that the "dangling" stage moves at a rapid pace and we can go back to no escaping EXPLOSIONS or leaky waterfalls. Perhaps This is just our destiny. Who knows. Please feel free to entertain my thoughts and my diaper game trials with your stories or suggestions! Is it just my kid that has the horrific explosions of mass proportion? Are there others out there going through my exact dilemma? Is this normal?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Goodies

It is true I am just about done with all my Christmas shopping for this year. It sure does pay off to budget and shop year round. Today as so many people scramble about and fight with one another over that goofy over priced whatever, I sit here at home with my H4L and Baby DIVA and enjoy a day of relaxation. Our shopping is almost complete. All the gifts are already wrapped courtesy of my fabulous H4L. It is wonderful. In honor of this wonderful day of relaxation, I thought I would share with you some of the great items I have found on the net this year. Each one is special to me because it brought about belly laughs or a brief pee on myself from laughing so hard (Yep still happening 1 year post birth, Nice). Let's get started!

I don't know why I keep pissing my self laughing when I look at this little gifty poo for just a mere $39.95. But I do. I just keep cracking up every time I see or think about it. Seriously? Do we really need to pay a whopping$39.95 for a half of a phone to plug into our cell phones that we use to get away from having giant land line headsets? Too funny. And it comes in a wide range of color varieties as well. Oh and it is radiation FREE!! Holy Crap! Got my running shoes on now and gonna score me one on Black Friday! How bout you? You want it? Click YUBZ.

Here is another little goodie! Carry on that traditional drink right from the lovely family gathering around the tree to the solitude of the shower. At least this variety is a cleansing kind and probably wont leave you with a terrible headache, or will it? This just tickles me so. Why on earth would you want to smell like the NOG? Or better why on earth would you want to bathe in it? I know there are some die hard spiked egg nog fans, but this is just taking it too dang far! Bath Nog

Okay this one really calls for some good running shoes this Friday. It actually is quite funny. I personally find myself enjoying a few pages of a good parenting or woman's magazine when I hide, I mean sit down from some crapper time. This could be a very humorous start or finish to the day though. This one invokes a good giggle in me as I have a great history in the crapper and with toilet paper. Those involved know what I am speaking of. Those who are lost will hear about it in a later post! Crapper jokes

Here is one that I expect to find H4L placing in my stocking...Reasons. We all know that the husbands are ready to go 365 days a year 24 hours a day. The wives, well you know.

This is pretty cool. Brought about a laughing moment because i myself have no self control when it comes to bubble wrap. If this fabulous calendar adorned my walls, I would totally end up popping all the dates before New Years was over. Yep I cant help myself. Bubble Pop

I hoped you enjoyed my fabulous giggly black Friday goodies. Going to go and laugh and giggle and pee with my H4L and Baby DIVA.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble Gobble

I would like to extend a warm and fabulous thank you to all my readers. Without you I would have no one to make laugh. I would have no one to share the trials and tribulations of being a Pink Haired Momma with. I appreciate each and every one of you and wish you a fabulous Thanksgiving! I hope you stuff your faces and have fabulous afternoon naps! Thank you for being my friend!

Time out for mom Thursday: Thanksgiving style

I find it ironic that this week Time out for Theta Mom Thursday falls on Thanksgiving. I find it so ironic because my time out this week is of a different variety. It is a time out that I am very thankful and privileged to have. This week I took a mommy time out with my daughter. And I have never been more Thankful for it. How is it that a time out you may ask. Well This week, Wednesday to be exact, My Baby DIVA turned 1 year old. I took the opportunity to turn off all of my duties except being fun momma to Baby DIVA. Everything ceased to exist except my daughter and me. No laundry. No dishes. Not cleaning. No organizing. No answering phones, emails, or anything else that distracts me from my daughter. I simply tuned the world out and focused just on her for a full 24 hours.

It started when she woke up. I smothered her in thousands of hugs and kisses, much like I did 1 year ago when she first entered my arms and my life. We then dined on a fabulous breakfast of fresh banana and yogurt. Her absolute favorite, well at least today. This breakfast feast was followed my Baby DIVA and Pink Haired Momma "dress up" time. I enjoyed every minute of dressing her and brushing the wee bit of hair she has on her head. It is just now at a length where a tiny bow can be placed comfortably on her head. After we finished playing dress up, we loaded up in the car and headed out to our local children's Museum. Our museum has a fabulous Tot Spot. Baby DIVA enjoyed this to the max. I again tuned out the world and basked in the beauty of watching my Birthday Girl Baby DIVA squeal with delight as she made new friends and discovered a whole new world she has never seen. This is truly the greatest time out ever. A moment where nothing else matters in the world except the wonderful sound of your child's laughter. Pure bliss.

Tunnel time at the TOT SPOT

I usually enjoy my "me" time very much. This week however I am incredibly thankful for the gift that I have been given. That gift being motherhood. There is nothing in the world better than being a mom!

Thank you Theta Mom for reminding us each week to take care of ourselves! I feel blessed and very thankful to have met you in the blogosphere! And most of all I am thankful for being Baby DIVA's momma. My life is complete! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Yummy! Edible Play dough!
Baby DIVA plays with her food and EATS her toys!
Gotta Love it!


I am in total awe of Baby DIVA.


Today my darling sweet angel turns 1 year old. I can not believe 1 year has gone by. I have watched for the past 365 days as this helpless creature came in to the world barely able to open her own eyes. I have watched as she learned about life and grew into a tiny little person under the guidance of myself and H4L. I have watched as her little personality has crept up on us all and we can see hidden pieces of ourselves embedded in her mind as well as a whole new branch of a person growing each day. (those little fits of frustration arms flailing and red faced when she doesn't get her way, totally from me). I watched as she found her hands and the joy that embraced her soul as this new "toy" entertained her. (And the look on her face when she realized she could grab daddy's phone and mommy's remote are totally priceless). I watched her face glow with shock and amazement when she rolled over the first time and then realized she could do it again and again. (all the way to the kitchen when mom wasn't looking or off the side of the bed during a wardrobe change). I watched with great anticipation as she took her first bite of pureed peas and thus opened a door to her future culinary loves. (and all the fabulous messes that could be made by the awesome game of "toss your lunch"). I watched as she found out there is a whole world around her to explore and I watched the excitement her body glowed with as she enveloped herself in this fabulous world. I watched as she quickly learned to climb and reach the remote that H4L and I thought we so strategically hid. I watched as she took her first few steps and blurted out "Mama" and "Dada". I watch with tears of joy as my darling baby DIVA becomes more and more independent and grows into a young woman. I am in awe of my perfect little girl. I am amazed. I am honored to be her mother. As I think about it, I cry. I realize there are no words that can describe the amazing, fabulous, joyful love of a mother to her Baby DIVA.

Today I will spend and entire day only devoted to my precious Baby DIVA. No cleaning. no errands. No mommy needs a time out. Just pure bliss watching, playing with, talking to and loving the wonderful I love so dearly! Today is truly a day to be thankful for her little hands, toes and sweet little voice. And the greatest of all her laughter!


Hello there World! I HAVE ARRIVED!!!


Proud Daddy!


So tiny! So perfect! My Baby DIVA!

Mommy daddy and amelia
And then there was 3!

The DIVA as of NOW!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pinto Bean Cake

Domesticated Pink Haired Momma has been fooling around in the kitchen, Yet again. Seems to be a lot of cooking going on in my house lately! As I have mentioned previously, H4L and I are really try to evict our flab rolls. They have been given official notice, and are thus packing their lives up and preparing to move on out! As much as we love their company they gotta go. Its kind of like relatives. you sure do love them, but after a while they begin to weigh you down! So anyway, I have been on the hunt for all kinds of fabulous recipes to stimulate our senses and sway us in the healthy direction of leanness. The other day while staggering through , again, I came across and interesting dessert.

Pinto Bean cake

Definitely ticked my fancy. I thought, "I sure do have to give that a whirl". So I grabbed me bag of dry pinto beans from the good old stocked pantry and got them to soaking. Gave them a good cooking in my trusty cast iron pot and then took this...

and turned it into this...

via this fabulous recipe!

1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
2 cups cooked pinto beans, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 cups diced apple without peel

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease one 9 or 10 inch bundt pan. (I used a pie pan as I seem to have lost my bundt pan)
Cream butter or margarine and sugar together. Add the beaten egg and mix well. Stir in the mashed cooked beans and the vanilla.
Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground allspice together. Add the chopped pecans, golden raisins, and the diced apples to the flour mixture. Stir to coat. Pour flour mixture into the creamed mixture and stir until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

*Recipe states you can dribble with confectioners sugar icing and serve with candied cherries and pecans. I didn't. We just sliced and ate it up! And it is FABULOUS!!! Protein packed dessert. Hello! It does not get any more perfect than that! Try it! Don't freak because its beans in a cake. It is sweet, light, and super delicious!! You can cook it, feed it to friends, then watch their reactions when you tell them what it is!! That is what I did to H4L! Hilarious I tell you! Hilarious!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I dont have a Jupiter size ass!!!

I have been craving lasagna like a mad woman the last few weeks. NO! I AM NOT PREGNANT! But you know lasagna just isn't the healthiest of foods. And lasagna is also one of those foods that makes you feel like your ass is the size of Jupiter after you eat it. Lasagna really needs to be consumed in the cooler months so that wearing of sweat pants to disguise your Jupiter size bootie seems perfectly normal.

Slaving away in the early morning hours!

Well that is all true, unless you make up this fabulous batch of lasagna that I cooked this weekend!

cooking spray
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
1/2 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
1/2 tablespoon dried Rosemary
1 (14 ounce) can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
1 (28 ounce) jar tomato pasta sauce
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Saute onion and garlic for 3 minutes, or until onion is tender-crisp. Stir in broth and rosemary; bring to a boil. Stir in artichoke hearts and spinach; reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce.
Spread 1/4 of the artichoke mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; top with 3 cooked noodles. Sprinkle 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese over noodles. Repeat layers 2 more times, ending with artichoke mixture and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle crumbled feta on top.
Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. Uncover, and bake 15 minutes more, or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Freshly removed from the Fridge and ready for some cook time!

Oh my it was absolutely fabulous. H4L even loved it. He said he would even let it slide that there was no meat because it tasted divine! And you know what was really awesome about this recipe? I actually made the lasagna and put it all in the pan early in the morning. Then about 40 minutes before meal time, I pulled the covered pan from the fridge and plopped it in the oven. 45 minutes later wee were sitting down to a nice hot home cooked meal without me having to slave away in the kitchen hours before dinner. Totally fabulous! I would like to try and freeze a batch and see how well it holds up for future use! When I make this variety of lasagna again, I think I may add some browned ground turkey and maybe a tad more cheese. Just to give it a change. However the basic simple recipe from above is simply delicious and does not need to be altered at all if you want to devour some lasagna and not have to worry about sporting your fat girl pants!

Enjoy! Happy Healthy eating!

PS! I got so excited when I pulled it out of the oven that I forgot to snap an "all done" pic. My Bad! Use your imagination!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hometown reception

First Drinks in our Pimp glasses!
Wow I am so slacking about our wedding details and hometown reception! I am BAD!! But man I was really tired and then really sick!

Hometown reception was a super fabulous blast! We had a wonderful time, but it was a hell of a lot of work. I think people forget sometimes, that even though you are the Bride and Groom, it is a lot of responsibility and time consuming efforts to pull off a fab shindig for all your pals! And just being the Bride and Groom does not allow you to sit tight and have people serve you, as much fun as that would be.

So Friday before the big event, H4L, Baby DIVA and I headed out to the family ranch in the wee early morning hours to get the ball rolling. We spent hours upon hours setting out all the furniture under the multitude of tents for our guest to rest their precious tushes upon. It didn't seem like it would take too long, but man it did. Meanwhile my pops and this other dude went all around town in a refrigerator truck and gathered up all our favorite foods from all our favorite restaurants and brought them out to the family ranch. After an exhausting day of set up, we all crashed out in great anticipation of the fabulous affair that would commence on Saturday morning!

Shawn modeling ZOLTAR!!

Saturday morning. Zoltar showed up, along with his friends. Bounce houses were set up for some bouncing fun. DJ was in place. Food was ready to be devoured. And H4L and I hit the bar! Then our fabulous friends and family begin to show up! We visited the BAR multiple times throughout the day, oh and of course chatted with friends and family. Chatted as best you can when you are the guests of honor and have adult beverages streaming through your body. Baby DIVA showed off her fabulous social skills and blinked her eyes at everyone in hopes of being held...again. And of course she was! The balloon launch was amazing. The tree planting ceremony was fun...the kids loved it! And at the end of the day H4L and I were exhausted, drunk and happy!

Cake eating
Beware: Drunk Bride with a knife!

Here is a litle glimpse of the Balloon launch!

Still shot of flying balloons
Like my balloon Hat?

Hungry, I mean Healthy eating

With the wedding far behind us and all the hustle and bustle starting to settle down (Yea right we are headed into the holiday season, who am I kidding?!?), I have finally implemented our "We need to eat healthier" plan. H4L and I have been "talking" about getting healthy for a long time now. But I found it was time to put my foot down and get us started. We have no more excuses. I joked before the wedding that I couldn't lose weight because I had my dress custom made to my exact size, well no more, the dress has been worn, so diet has commenced. H4L has borderline diabetes. He was a fabulous bike in the garage with a Baby DIVA seat in place and ready to roll, diet and exercise have commenced. We are well on our way. One big problem we have is that we both LOVE food. I LOVE to eat and cook delectable yummies. H4L loves to savor delicious yummies. So how do we couple a healthy lifestyle, emphasis on the healthy eating, with a passion for food?

Well let me introduce you to what has been happening in my kitchen:

Butternut Squash Soup and Cheese Ravioli

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup diced onions
2 1/2 cups peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash
5 cups chicken broth
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground ginger
1 pound cheese filled ravioli
3/4 cup light cream
salt and pepper to taste

Place the cumin seeds and nutmeg in a large saucepan over medium heat, and cook until lightly browned. Stir in the butter, and saute the onions until tender. Mix in squash and chicken broth. Season with cinnamon and ginger. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ravioli, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
With a hand mixer, puree the soup mixture. Blend in light cream, and season with salt and pepper.
Mix in the cooked ravioli just before serving.

Oh my goodness it was absolutely divine! And quite healthy too! I even cooked enough for H4L to take to his work's Thanksgiving Potluck and it was a hit! Now I did cheat a bit used store bought pre made cheese ravioli. I could have made some from scratch utilizing squash as the base instead of flour and making it that much more healthy, but I was a tad lazy and HEY we are just starting this whole diet and healthy life, so I cut myself some slack! It really is good though. Give it a try. It is a breeze to whip up and serves fabulous as well as warms the body on a cool fall night!

Happy Healthy eating!

*I originally found this recipe on I made some minor changes to it from the original recipe.*

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Agoo Apparel Leg Huggers

I have a very mobile Baby DIVA. Seriously she is "on the go" 24 hours a day. And this "on the go" involves crawling, walking, well of sorts, and climbing. All fine and great except that we live in an entirely tiled home. Poor Baby DIVA has hot pink legs all the time from her brushes with the tile. Not so cool.

Well that was until I was introduced to a fabulous product known around the globe as Leg Huggers. Agoo provided me with a fabulous pair of Leg Huggers to try on my stylin Baby DIVA. And so I did. I slipped these fabulous gigantic socks with no feet over Baby DIVA's long fluffy legs, and sent her off across the tile. The Fabric of the legs was soft to the touch and seemed very gentle to her skin. Despite its fabulous softness, it provided enough traction for her to still be able to maneuver with ease across the tile floor. Her little legs did not turn hot pink from tile scooting. I let her play all day in the fabulous legs and she seemed quite content and happy. Later that night I pulled them off with ease and tossed them in the washer for a quick spin. They came out of the wash and dry cycle soft as ever and ready for another day of tile scootin!


These cuties arrived in a fabulous cute package!

A great big thanks to Agoo for providing myself and Baby DIVA with these wonderful Leg Huggers. We really appreciate the opportunity to try a new product and want to share our excitement about how much we enjoy this product with all our friends and family. Agoo not only offers Leg Huggers but a full range of clothing for active kids. We have now seen that the product is of fabulous quality and can withstand the beating of a toddler, is fashionably adorable, and is great to the touch, so we will definitely be a long lasting customer. Please feel free to drop by Agoo and check out all they have to offer. But please don't forget to tell them Pink Haired Momma sent you and come back here and let me know your thoughts!


Baby DIVA likes them very much!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ebeanstalk Cutest kid contest

Ebeanstalk is a website dedicated to selecting great, safe toddler toys and toys for a 2 year old. They rely on the opinions and feedback of bloggers and moms around the country. Also their team of child experts help to pick out kids toys...but you be the judge! Ebeanstalk is a great source to utilize while doing your Christmas shopping this year. you can be rest assured that the toys provided on their website are mom and child approved, because they do in fact use real moms to test and review their products.I know because I am one of those real moms! And speaking of Christmas shopping, How would you like to win $50 to spend any way you like at ebeanstalk this year? I know I would. Baby DIVA was barely 4 weeks old last year at Christmas, she could have cared less about anything going on except where her bottle was. This year is so different and so exciting. We might be going a little nuts and I know an extra FREE $50 bucks could sure help make Baby DIVA's Christmas that much more exciting.

So how do you win this fabulous $50?Take a picture of your little one playing with a toy, and email the picture to It's just that easy. Seriously! Not only do you get $50, but you win it because you have the cutest kid! How easy! How awesome! How fun!

Be 1 of 10 lucky winners to win a $50 gift certificate at ebeanstalk this holiday. Entries will be chosen on their cuteness-level. Privacy ensured! Winners will be chosen on 12/01/09. Just in time for the holidays!
Entrants will not be spammed.
Do not send your address for privacy purposes - just email and the FIRST name of your child.

And a little extra treat while you are waiting to win, All blog readers will receive a 10% discount at ebeanstalk of any purchase. Enter the code ebeanstalk100 at the cart!

Thin like Moss

Normally I do not get all hot and bothered and mention here on my blog anything that is happening in the tabloids. Well today I am changing that. I was watching Good Morning America this morning during Baby DIVA's fabulous breakfast of gourmet sliced banana and yogurt, when I hear a "serious" controversy hitting the soundwaves.

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels", a quote from Kate Moss. Seriously? This is breaking news?!? What is wrong with that? Apparently the media world finds this simple statement appalling because it leads young girls in the wrong direction and might make them barf up their meals. Give me a break. Maybe their mommies and daddies should be teaching them confidence and to love their bodies instead of allowing them to be hopeless followers of media sensations.

Before you get all pissy with me do know I have been on both sides of the eating world. Many years ago I was the starving skinny hot chick. I went weeks without food in order to hold on to that fabulously sheek thin appearance. I was awesome on the outside and miserable on the inside. Now I am the over 30 momma with some flab that I love to shake at nightclub cardio. I might have some less that desirable curvy flabs but I love myself, my husband, my daughter, my life and all those around me.

Kate's statement is quite true. There is no food out there (and let me tell you I am food's number 1 fan) that tastes as fabulous as the feeling you have when you walk into a room in that fabulous dress you maxed your credit card out on and you know you look good, and the whole room knows you look good, as every head turns and look at you. It is a sensational feeling. Is it a feeling that makes me want to starve myself? Not really. Is it a feeling that might make me want to starve myself if I was 16 again? Not really.

Being thin has its perks. But being happy in your own skin has even better perks. If Kate Moss can tell herself that the brownie doesn't taste as good as being thin to keep herself from eating it who cares! It works for her. Its her mantra. It is her thing. If she is happy with herself and it works then let it be. Instead of harping on her for what works for her (let us remember that her JOB is to be thin), why don't we instead take media time to teach young girls the skills they need to love themselves in their own skin! Big, small, freckled, whatever! I am so tired of of everyone putting the blame for everything on Hollywood and the media! Parents step up and take care of your kids, physically, mentally and emotionally. And young adults learn to stand on your own two feet!!

UGH! GMA just got under my skin today with a full report on this matter! Thanks for listening!

Bare Bellies Review

Some time ago I won a fabulous gift certificate from The Penny Pinching Mama to a wonderful children's clothing store known as Bare Bellies. I received my Gift certificate from them and I went shopping. I found a fabulous shirt at the online store of Bare Bellies that I knew would look divine on Baby DIVA. I put it in my cart entered in the gift certificate at checkout and Voila, purchase made.

I was contacted by Bare Bellies almost immediately. They let me know my transaction went through and my item would be shipped. They were gracious and kind and a pleasure to do business with.

And then just a few days later, my prize arrived in the mail. I opened the package and found inside the softest material of a t-shirt that I have ever encountered. Seriously, this shirt is so soft and fabulous and has the most precious Pink Skull and crossbones on the front. Baby DIVA slipped right into this shirt and felt right at home. Not to mention how absolutely adorable she looked wearing it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Review: A

As many of you have noticed from the pictures I have posted of our wedding, we did in fact get to wear our fabulous masks during the wedding ceremony, despite the freak out we had only days before our nuptials. If you are not sure what I mean click HERE.

I would like to take a moment to thank A Masquerade for the fabulousness and their wonderful masks. This company provided my entire Bridal party, including myself and H4L, with hand made masks that were delivered straight from Italy. They are exceptional. I couldn't have been more happy with these beauties. From the very first contact until the final email saying thank you, I felt like the employees gave me 100% of their attention and were very in tune with my needs and desires. A Big thanks goes out to this team. I highly recommend A Masquerade for any of your masquerade needs!

Each mask arrived carefully wrapped in protective paper and bubble wrap. As I opened each piece, my heart warmed. The attention to detail, the time, the energy put forth to each mask, the beauty of each mask really dominated my sight. I liked the store and products when I discovered them online, but when I received the final pieces in my hands I fell in love with the items as well as the company and service behind them.

The groomsmens masks were hand painted and stunning. The red and gold sparkled with the essence of love. The bridesmaids masks were of bountiful beauty in the classic and ageless hue of black with gold embellishments. And of course my bridal mask and H4L's groom's mask radiated with perfection with the gorgeous sharpness of the platinum details and intricate beadwork.

The masks completed the theme of my perfect wedding. Without the lush beauty of these masks, I would just have been a boring Pink Haired Momma getting married in Las Vegas. LOL


Pink Haired Momma and H4L with their wedding party wearing A Masquerade masks!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Butt Face



Blowing nose.

Nose turns real Red.

Nose chaps.


A flu victim mommy improvises in desperation.

Butt paste on the face.

Works wonders.

Don't knock it till you try it!

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