Monday, September 28, 2009

Pampered Chef

I am now a consultant for The Pampered Chef! I am very excited about this and would love to have a show in your home!! If you would like to host a party please email me at I will eventually have a Pampered Chef website, but don't have everything put together yet. I am looking for two more October bookings if anyone is interested! This is a great way to have a "ladies night" "family night" or just to get friends together. Significant others and children are always welcome, but I will let you make the final call. I would love for you to host a theme party or just a simple cooking show! October is a great month for asking your friends to arrive in costume! November would be a great month for "comfort food"... and there is always the option of "death by chocolate"!

Also, if you are looking to earn some extra income, reduce your full time working hours, become a SAHM, or even get out of the house 1+ nights per week... please talk to me about become an independent sales consultant. This is a great way to make money and stay connected with your friends and family!

Happy Baking!
Kelly ;-)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dining room

Let the laughing and jokes begin... I am painting the dining room AGAIN. ;-) This time I am painting it red to match the kitchen. I love red! I will post pics on flickr when I am done.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ethan's Vocabulary

Shoe or shoes
Puppy or puppppeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyy
vroom (in a low and scary voice)
beep beep (he tries to drive everything)
rarrrrrrr (he thinks he's very scary)
WaWa (Mariah)
All Done
The End
Meow (cat)
Eyes (he says this very clearly)
Belly button (some times he points a little to low...)
Baby (he craddles his arms and rocks them when he says this and it sounds like Beebee)
Mwahh (loves to give kisses)
Mmmmm (usually means he's hungry)
NO (usually yelling at the dogs)
He also makes monkey and elephant noises.
He is learning new words and sounds every day and everything he says is getting clearer and easier to understand. It is amazing watching him grow and develop.

The Fish Tank Returns!

Cory and I used to love spending time setting up our fish tank, picking out new fish and just watching them swim around. It is a very relaxing hobby and is supposed to lower stress levels. Well, with that being said... the fish tank is back! We tend to run a very busy and fast paced household and simple things that reduce stress are greatly needed. Over the past couple nights we moved around the furniture in Cory's office and brought the 75 gallon fish tank up from the basement. We took the kids to the pet store and looked at some pretty colorful salt water fish. Mariah and Cory found some great fish (that we will buy soon) and Ethan enjoyed running up to the tanks and "rarring" at the fish. ;-) I will post some pictures on flickr once everything is set up.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Feeling Guilty

Okay, so I am in a "mood" today and I am feeling a little guilty. I am becoming a crabby stressed out person. I hate that Cory and I work all the time (work away from our regular paid jobs). Yes, I like to complete projects, but I am over them... completely over projects. I don't even like changing room colors any more because I don't want to paint. I just want to play with the kids. Instead though Cory and I spent Friday night at Carpetland. Then Saturday morning I went to Mariah's soccer game with Ethan while Cory stayed home and worked. Then all day Saturday Cory, Ethan and I were at home depot and menards picking out deck lights and getting more supplies (after dropping Mariah off at Isabels). Then Saturday afternoon / evening we worked on the deck while trying to keep Ethan entertained and out of trouble. Then we put Ethan to bed and kept working on the deck. Then Sunday morning we worked on the deck and then went to Carpetland and signed the paperwork and then went to my mom's for lunch. Then went home and worked on the deck until 3ish. Then I took a nap and then we watched the game and hung out. I really don't want to do any more projects. I want to hang out with friends and family and drink around a campfire and relax. We must seem extremely boring to our kids. We really need less projects and more play time with the kids, but how do you do that? How do you finish the house (year 4) and work full time and take care of daily things and play with the kids? The kids (family and friends) are my top priority in life, but it seems as though playing and spending time with them are what I end up doing the least.

I really need a reorganization of my life!

My mom is officially retired

My mom's last day of work was Friday, September 18, 2009. That lucky lady! She is now retired and enjoying the "good life". She claims that she is really busy this first week... at least she is busy doing fun things like visiting her pa and step-mom and going to Chicago to see Jersey Boys... ;-) Have fun mom!


Well, yesterday morning I went to Isabel's to pick up Mariah (because she stayed there Saturday night). I was in their back yard and Isabel says "you gaining weight... Kelly, you pregnant... you gaining weight" I said no. Isabel said " none of my business huh... you just look... " and she patted on her stomach. WTF?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!? The NERVE!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it. Ya know.... I know that I have gained weight over the past year, but... why do people have to say such rude things?!?!?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cortisone Shot take Two...

Cory's first cortisone shot definitely helped him, but he said it hurt like H-E-.....! You get the idea... Unfortunately he needs at least one more shot. So, today we are going for shot number two! After this shot he will be starting physical therapy.