Friday, April 30, 2010

Iphone App Review : My Registry

My registry is a site much like Kaboodle.com where you can make online wish lists or gift lists accessing inventory from anywhere all over the web. My registry has come out with an Iphone app that allows you to scan barcodes while out shopping to add items to your wish list. The only downside is they are charging $1.99 for the app. Apps like that should be free ( Imo)


Does anyone have this app that can speak on how well it works?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

31 Years Ago in HIstory...

Sorry for the bloggy break internets. To be quite honest I finally just surrendered to the hormones. Feeling much like a 13 yr old lately and after fighting for a week, I finally just surrendered and went into hiding. Good news though, feeling better this week and enjoying a nice Baby Moon in Orange Beach!
Before coming to the beach my mom got out lots of old pics and feast your eyes on this below ( what I will now refer to as my "Jabba the Hut years") REALLY unfortunate looking....


I did get a little cuter though when i learned to turn loose of the bottle... ( sweet couch huh)
and not one thing has changed from this pic. I still am NOT a morning person, but enjoy coffee and jelly toast in the morning... and still get the jelly all over my face which drives Erik nuts.
and a day of my dad babysitting resulted in this: We were pretending to have the chicken pox.
I got lots of great old skool pics for my photo wall of my dad's side of the family which I will be framing and showing later!
I have also been SPOILED for my birthday! My parents gave us a trip to the beach, and some $, my bubs gave me the ipad and some tix for Erykah Badu. ( I heart her) He also woke me up with a rose at 7am today which was very sweet and very BRAVE! Good sleep is hard to come by these days! My mom made us some snacks and chicken salad for the beach and My Aunt baked us a ton of delicious sweets and birthday pound cake for the beach and my cousins gave me a Turvis Tumbler with a peace sign in it. I LOVE turvis tumblers! We had a girls night celebration last night at stixx. CB made me a gift bag full of beach stuff, and Matteo and Scotteo gave me an itunes gift card!
Then today I woke up to like 2 bajillion emails texts and such from all of you my sweet friends and family telling me happy Birthday and I really appreciate it! SO sweet! Thank you very much!
Hope everyone is having a good day, and got some good laughs from Jabba the Hut!
xoxox

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Scent-Sational Bloggy GiveAway!


Head on over to my bloggy friend, and IRL friend Edwards Edition to sign up for this fantastic giveaway! Dang! I'm sitting here trying to figure out who she talked her hubby into such a big budget for a blog giveaway!
I Love love love things that smell good! THIS is my "Summer Scent" this year. What's yours?
Also while on the subject, I need to get my bubs a new cologne. Any ideas? In grizaland, all mens must wear cologne. Even Ralphie.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Iphone App Review : Real Simple

I love, love, LOVE the magazine Real Simple and they have finally come out with an iphone app ( I have finally found out about it :) , but from the reviews it seems they still have a bit of improving to do: too many ads, and better lists. It is a FREE download so check it out!


** Next week I will be reviewing some coupon apps for iphone**

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2 Ladies, 2 Bumps and One Kewl Onsie!

When Bubs and I were in Monroe town a few weeks ago, we went to hang with my high school friend Rach, and her photog husband Dave. He owns Ave One Studios so check him out!
Rachel is about a month ahead of me and we had a great time comparing bellies and notes! In fact, we have had a good time this whole pregnancy journey chatting over email about various things.





We also swapped some baby loot! Below are the things she and Dave got for Fenn. All of which I LOVE. The custom toy box is so neat, has 2 mint green sides with his initials, and the other 2 sides are chalkboard! A set of closet organizers ( she knows me too well) and the Apple reference onsie is hilarious, "iPood" instead of "iPod" ha .....fantastic!
Thanks Rachel & Dave for all the goodies and the fun pictures! It was great seeing you both! Today is also Rachel's birthday, so Happy Birthday Rach ! xoxox

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Keurig Winner Announced!


Just an FYI: for the mere 24 peeps who entered the Keurig giveway a winner was selected!
Congrats to @pikacupcake for her winnings! ( Melanie)

Chugging Along : 23 Weeks

This was the only picture I took all last week , while I was trying on clothes in Motherhood Maternity! This is what my mother calls the " modern maternity style" or "TOO TIGHT" ha.... she is not a fan. Just FYI: Their tank tops are BOGO 1/2 off (or 2 /$15). I kind of embarrassed myself insisting to that sales girl that I needed a small and when I finally found one it was TOO SMALL. So I have graduated sizes. It was a beautiful moment, and I hate you all were not there to rejoice in it with me ...
Third trimester starts in 3 weeks and I am sure things will be really interesting by then! The good news is I have figured out how to sleep again, and seem to be doing a lot of it. I go to bed about 8 or 9 pm and wake up at 5 or 6 am and then have a nice mid day nap at some point. I have also reached the point of no more painting my own toe nails.
Getting around the belly is quite challenging, and frustrating at times.
Fenners is an active little dude and I can feel him moving all the time, kicking, and such. Pretty crazy feeling, and sometimes feels like he is re-arranging all my guts.
Wednesday I will be 24 weeks... This was just a little late going up!

Bloggy Award : I Love Your Blog

I have been giving 2 bloggy awards, one from Edwards Edition and one from Macon a Mess. I will attempt to follow the rules, however I am terrible with blog tags ( sorry ladies) xoxo










10 things that make me happy:

1. The Bubbies

2. Ralphers and Flossers

3. Shopping

4. Projects

5. Magazines

6. Snocones

7. sushi

8. Mexico/The Beach

9. Our House

10. Trips & Concerts


This award goes to:

Meredith @ The Only Journey is the One within

Mallory @ The Congelton Family

Cas @ Cas's Crazy Thoughts

Andrea @ My Chihuahua Bites

@ Magnolias, Marriage & Manhattan

Natosha @ A Day In the Life

PS. I know all this linkage is a lot of work so I wont get my feelings hurt if my taggers dont want to participate

Monday, April 19, 2010

Weekend In Review : LOTS of Checks off the List

This was one heckle of a busy weekend! Below are just a few of the many accomplishments and activities!
I managed to finish off yet another pack or oreos! ( Nonie, I know what you are thinking but I ate well on all my regular meals)
Like here when we had some Vegetarian breakfast Tacos from Mas Tacos truck with Avocado & Quinoa.
A Vinyl sale from Groove Records:
The Nashville Herb Society Sale:
Erik and Bug finally fixed Fenn's armoir by adding 2 dowel rods so I could double the hanging space. Great job fellas. Uncle Bug has helped with every piece of nursery furniture and can account for about half of weight gain with all the sweets he bakes me.
I went to Bates Nursery with my Groupon and got lots of fun plants ( Hosta, Lantana, Creeping Phlox, 2 Hydrangeas, and some veggies). If you live in Nashville, and have not been here yet, you MUST go. This place is incredible! Afterwards we planted our 2010 Griza Garden.
Then I organized TONS of baby clothes and washed, hung, & organized Fenn's newborn items.
Planted the Hydrangeas
Put straw out in my flower beds, and weeded them. This about killed me. Reaching around a big belly and squatting are not easy like they used to be!
Then some MAJOR organizing in our basement. This is what it looked like before. In case it isn't obvious, this basement is not a place you wanna hang out. It's real creepy and old school.
But I organized, stacked, labeled and color coded all of my bins. Sometimes hoarding can be useful. :) I LUV boxes, all kinds of boxes and this is why. They are useful and look nice, and if you ever move, this cuts your packing down considerably! It also keeps all your closets and cabinets looking nice by not over crowding them. ( and it keeps the creepy basement funk away)


Erik did yard work at the Brentwood house all day Saturday, while I recovered from Fridays hard work. We missed Earth Day in the park but I hear it was fabulous!
What did you all do this weekend?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Food Revolution Flash Mob!

I think Flash Mobs are super cool and really enjoyed the one on Jaime Oliver's Food Revolution this week. Hope you guys are watching the show! Below is a You Tube clip of the flash mob dance. I loved that song and have added it to my work out playlist now! ( Jungle Flames by DNC)



Just A Little Bin Hoarding.....

I finally got around to getting some Bins and organizing all my lovely baby clothes borrowed from Will & Alex. Sterilite makes my fav bins and they don't always have colored ones available ( dull grey is the standard) but thankfully they have these pretty blue ones which are great for storing dude clothes! I like to keep my bins color co-ordinated.


Wal-mart carries these for about $4 a bin which is the cheapest price you will ever find for these plastic bins! Sterilite brand also stacks really well!



Friday, April 16, 2010

Have You Heard of Living Social?


I recently saw an ad for Living Social and decided to check it out. Turns out it is a lot like Groupons! Daily deals specialized to your specific area.
Even cooler they have an iphone app you can download HERE for free
AND if 3 people you recommend buy the same deal you do, yours is FREE. neat!
CLICK HERE to sign up



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

iPad App Review: Instapaper

Have you ever heard of the app called " Instapaper"? It works on both iphone and ipad and somehow I am just now learning about it. It is pretty rad I must admit!
Basically, it installs an add on in your browser and whenever you come across something online you want to read later, you click that browser button and it saves all of your articles so you can read anytime, when you are OFF LINE. This is nice for the wifi ipad and saves me some time, because I easily get distracted by reading this or that online all day.
App is $4.99 in the app store. Click here to read more or purchase

Here is a screen shot of the browser add on:
and even cooler is that it is also integrated with SEVERAL twitter apps. That is awesome for the one bajillion links that get posted in twitter! Below is a screen shot of my twitter app for iphone " Tweetie" you just hit that paper clip and it will bring up the menu, hit "read later" and it instantly syncs to your cloud of items to read later!
So I give this app 5 stars! Very easy and practical~!

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

I have not been that inspired in the kitchen lately, and then I read THIS over at My Chihuahua Bites and thought it was a neat idea. I liked how she referenced the original recipe and shows how she changed it up, and I decided to do the same thing! Below you will see the changes I made, which are mostly making a vegetarian dish and adding tomatoes! Erik gave it 5 out of 5 stars so that makes it a winner in Grizaland.


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Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Ingredients

  1. 4 portabella mushrooms, cleaned
  2. 1/4 cup butter
  3. 4 oz cream cheese
  4. Spices to taste (whatever floats your boat – I used italian spices and garlic powder)
  5. 1 onion
  6. 1 tsp minced garlic
  7. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  8. 1 Chopped fresh tomato
  9. 1/2 row of Townhouse crackers or Ritz ground up

Directions

  1. Start by removing the stems of the portabellas. Chop the stems and onion very finely. Add the onion, stems, and butter to the pan and sauté until soft and the onions are transparent.
  2. Add the cream and cream cheese and heat until the cream cheese melts and the mixture is bubbly. Turn to low and add chicken and spices. Let the mixture simmer until it thickens.
  3. Mix in tomatoes and scoop mixture into mushroom caps
  4. Sprinkle ground up crackers over filled mushrooms
  5. Put mushrooms in oven on Broil for 10 minutes
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

WIN THIS Keurig Coffee Maker!

Here is the Blog giveaway I mentioned earlier! It is a Keurig Elite Brewing System. You can read all about it here on the Target website! Please do not be alarmed when you received it, because I did run it once to make sure it worked since it was a discount purchase!
This model makes Coffee as well as Tea. Be sure to note that you can buy the Coffee Pods in many places, like Target, BBB, and online at ALICE.com!
So how do you enter the giveaway?
Commenting of coarse!
  • Leave a comment on this post ( 1 entry)
  • Tweet about this post and comment saying you did ( 1 entry)
  • blog about this post and comment saying you did it ( 1 entry)

I will use the random number generator to pick a winner next Monday morning!

New Loot from Dirt Cheap Shopping Trip!

While home last weekend I went to visit my favorite Dirt Cheap store with Momma, Nonie & Anna Catherine. Quite a group of excellent shoppers! Mom & Dad even gave me a shopping allowance! ( Thanks mom and dad)!


I could not believe my eyes when I found several Keurig Coffee makers there for $10!! I bought all of them! You can recall my Keurig love here.
My brother got one, The mini pictured here is for Juliel and that ELITE model is...... MY NEXT BLOGGY GIVEAWAY! Stay tuned!
Some other trinkets for 90% off...
  • Water pitchers for $2
  • Label maker for $1.40
  • HDMI cable for $3
  • Baby Cd's for 25 cents each and a Taylor Swift Christmas Album for 60 cents! ( DO shall I mail it to you?)
  • Wireless headphones for watching TV in bed while someone is sleeping (pregnancy has given me odd sleeping hours) $17.44 ( I got charged wrong for these and didn't realize it in time! They were supposed to be $12. Oh well
  • I also got several maternity tops for $1 from Kohls, Motherhood Maternity & Target

Monday, April 12, 2010

Willburs 2nd Birthday Party

His party was super cute with a Barnyard theme! He already at age 2, has tons of friends and they all came to play.

His cake:
Some baby chicks for show and tell:
The Birthday Boy:
Apparently when you are 2, blowing out the candles is a group event! Made for some good laughs!
Bubs, Me and Will's competition. I have had several people look at me lately and say " wow that is gonna be a big baby" wonder how they know that or if that is just code for , dang you are huge? Erik was a 9 lber (yikes) and Fenn does weigh more than he should at each visit so maybe they are right.....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Griza Garden & Lawn : April

Starting Birthday Month with a nice Celebration Garden Flag!

Several months ago me madre ordered a box of Tulip bulbs sent to us and Erik went right to work planting them. We have never seen them bloom before this week! By tomorrow they should all be in full bloom. I have never seen such precision in the planting! He also separated all those gorgeous Stargazer Lillies and replanted the bulbs more spread out. They are starting to come up and are about 4 inches tall. You can see what they looked like last year HERE
Other bed needs some work and mulch! Yikes! Not sure when they tree is gonna come back to life. I had landscaping in the 2010 budget before Fenners surprised me. Obviously landscaping is on the back burner now.
Garden left overs from the late fall /winter :
Garlic, Kale and Cabbage. I should not have let it flower but I was not paying attention! I need to get out there and plant some things STAT. This year I plan to have Okra, Tomatoes, Herbs, Kale, Onions and Watermelon!
Backyard Grass progress! This was all basically dirt when we bought this house, looked like a bunch of dog runners were back there at one point. Click here to see BEFORE pic We put out grass seed and now it looks like this:
Christmas Tree anyone? Erik just stored it back here by the shed.

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