From Our Blog 2 Yours

For today's From Our Blog 2 Yours at Sweet Shoppe...

1. How often do you get sick with a cold? once or twice a year The flu? the last 2 christmas's Something else? colds & flu pretty much cover it for me.

2. Are you the sort of person who goes to work or school no matter how sick you are or are you willing to stay at home when it gets bad? I stay home

3. How do you like to treat a cold? Rest & Spicy food What remedies do you like and why?  Zicam, it works for me. Do you go to the doctor willingly? No

4. What do you do to keep from getting sick in the winter? staying caught up on sleep and hand sanitizer

5. What is your favorite thing to do when you stay home from work or school? stay in bed


The Soundtrack of Your Life

Did this over at Sweet Shoppe, and wanted to put in on my blog too...

If your life were a movie, what would the soundtrack be?
Here's how it works:
1. open your library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod)
2. put it on shuffle
3. press play
4. for every question, type the song that's playing
5. new question-- press the next button
6. don't lie and try to pretend you're cool

opening credits: Whiskey Lullabye by Brad Paisley
waking up: You're gonna miss this by Trace Adkins
first day at school: Sinners like me by Eric Church
falling in love: I wish it was you by Trace Adkins
breaking up: Gone by Fuel (LOL!)
prom : That smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd
life's okay: Maybe it's me by Ingram Hill
mental breakdown: You don't have to go home by Gretchen Wilson (LOL, I like being at home!)
driving: Forever's as far as I'll go by Alabama
flashback: Should've known better by Cinder Road
getting back together: Better than me by Hinder
wedding: Stealing cinderella by Chuck Wicks
birth of child: Men & Mascara by Julie Roberts
final battle: Change your mind by Sister Hazel
death scene: Good lovin gone bad by 38 special (Uh oh!)
funeral song: Live like you were dying by Tim Mcgraw (little late...)
end credits: Girl like that by Matchbox 20


I belong in 1991...

I suppose this is quite accurate since I graduated in 1990 :)


You Belong in 1991
With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!

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Are you liberal or conservative

This is for Sweet Shoppe's from our blog to yours..

You Are a Moderate Mama
You're not overly political, and your views fall more with the American mainstream.
In fact, it may be difficult for you to decide who to vote for at times!
Your approach to politics is reasoned and well though out.

Husband FAQ

This was on Ariana's blog (which by the way has gorgeous photos of her girls!)

What is his name? Mike
How long have we been married? 17 years
How long did you date? 2 years
Who eats more sweets? That would definitely be me.
Who said I love you first? he did
Who is taller? he is by 5 inches
Who can sing better? Definitely him
Who is smarter? I think we are quite similar. I spell better. He is more technical and understands how things work.
Who does the laundry? I do. He has probably done about 50 loads in his lifetime... when I was out of town or nearly on bed rest during pregnancy.
Who pays the bills? I do.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do.
Who mows the lawn? He does.
Who cooks dinner? 99% me.
What's unique about him? He always (well almost) puts me & the girls ahead of himself.
Who drives? He does.
Who is more stubborn? Definitely me
Who kissed who first? He did
Who asked who out first? He did
Who proposed? He did (do you see a trend here LOL)
Who has more siblings? He does, as I have none
Who wears the pants? Totally depends who you ask :)


Some random quotes

"Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear."

"Don't miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold."

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. -Erich Fromm

" A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do." Bob Dylan

"Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it's just as important to sit down and ask my son how's he's feeling to talk to him about life." --Angeline Jolie

"Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it." Irving Berlin

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill

"A man's true character is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry."


Which Austen Heroine are you?

I saw this on Rachel Young's blog...

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!


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4 Things

I saw this on Tricia Goyer's Blog...

Four things about me that you may or may not know in no particular order.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. hotel night auditor
2. gas station cashier
3. typesetter at a printing company
4. graphics designer/web designer/programmer

B) Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. sweet home alabama
2. pure country
3. cars
4. walk the line

(C) 4 places I have lived:
1. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
2. Baraboo, Wisconsin
3. Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 
4. Libby, Montana

(D) Four TV Shows that I watch
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Desperate Housewives
3. October Road
4. Jericho

(E) Four places I have been:
1. San Diego, California
2. Reno, Nevada
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
4. Banff, British Columbia

(F) People who e-mail me (regularly)
1. Charlie
2. Stephanie
3. Amanda
4. Gail

(G) Four Favorite foods
1. Pizza
2. cheese
3. anything sweet
4. mexican

(H) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Las Vegas
2. The coast
3. San Diego
4. Reno

(I) Things I am looking forward to this year: (2008)
1. summer (its been a long winter!)
2. getting a puppy
3. my husbands vacation time
4. my parents moving closer


get to know me

This was on Tricia Goyer's Generation Next Parenting Blog and I thought I would play along...

1. What's your name and your favorite pizza? Julie. Pretty much any pizza! But given the choice... pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, onions & tomatoes.

2. When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why? Richie Rich... LOL, but I wasn't into super heros

3. If they made a movie of your life, who would you want to play you? Sandra Bullock

4. What’s your favorite thing to do in the summer? Hiking

5. What is one item in your house that you should really throw out but probably never will? have to think on that

6. How many brothers and sisters do you have? What are their ages? none

7. If you could visit any place in the world where would you go and why? Alaska - its beautiful

8. Are you a morning or night person? night, although my 2 year old gets up at 5 AM each day

9. When you were little, who were you most likely to imagine yourself as? a mom

10. What goofy or funny thing does anyone in your family do to make you laugh? tease me

11. After an argument, who in the family is most likely to apologize first – if at all? my husband

12. What does someone in your family do for you that helps you most? occupy the 2 year old so I can get something done

13. Name one of your favorite things about your mom or dad. They are both caring, in their own ways

14. Share a quirky habit you have. How long have you had it? I like to use lots of ... when writing

15. What's the worst thing you did as a little kid? (smeared cheese on the wall, accidentally called Japan, called one of your mom's friends' fat, inadvertently downloaded Pentagon files to your dad’s computer, etc.) Not sure as a little kid, but I wasn't so nice as a teen.

16. What is the greatest song ever written, and by whom? cowboy in me, Tim Mcgraw


Crazy Eights

Saw this on Julie's Journal...

8 Things I’m Passionate About

  1. My daughters
  2. My husband
  3. Scrapbooking
  4. Photography
  5. Caffeine
  6. Green Cleaning
  7. Eating less processed foods. I don't buy much organic because it is hard to find in my small town, and this is the next closest thing in my opinion. I especially avoid buying foods with HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)
  8. My sleep

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

  1. Go to Alaska
  2. See a mountain lion (from a safe distance)
  3. Meet my future grandchildren
  4. Spend more quality time with my husband
  5. Raise labrador puppies
  6. Get back to the weight I was before my youngest was born
  7. Visit Family
  8. Spend more time in British Columbia

8 Things I Say Often

  1. Whatcha doin?
  2. I love you
  3. Don't do that
  4. Do you need to go potty
  5. Get down from there
  6. Turn your music down
  7. You're going to be late
  8. Hi

8 Books I’ve Read Recently

  1. Scott Kelby's 7 point system for adobe photoshop CS3
  2. Its all about him - Denise Jackson
  3. Morning comes softly - Debbie Macomber
  4. Home for the Holidays - Debbie Macomber
  5. Make Believe Mom - Elaine Grant
  6. Changes of the Heart - Paige Lee Elliston
  7. Front page love - Paige Lee Elliston
  8. Chasing the dream - Paige Lee Elliston

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over

  1. The cowboy in me - Tim Mcgraw
  2. Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
  3. Sweet Home Alabama - Dave Mathews Band
  4. Closing Time - Matchbox 20
  5. Pictures - Sheryl Crow & Kid Rock
  6. Heard it in a Love Song - Mark Chesnutt
  7. Livin our love song - Jason Michael Carroll

Worth the read...

I saw this over at Living in Alaska's blog... is pretty cutedifferentdrug.bmp


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Netflix Queue

For this weeks from our blog to yours at Sweet Shoppe...

My Netflix queue
Georgia Rule
The Snow Walker
Good Luck Chuck
The Heartbreak Kid

I'm photo of the day at Pink Ink Studios!

Yay!! This picture of mine

is photo of the day over at Pink Ink Studios!!

While you are over at Pink Ink Studios, please take a moment to vote for me here. I made it to the top 5 in the Everyday Inspiration contest with this


How I spend my days...

For Sweet Shoppe's From Our Blog To Yours...

I have been a SAHM since my youngest was born 2 years ago. Before that I was a WAHM doing web design & programming. I miss the extra money, but not the stress. And daycare is not an option my husband or I agree with.


Normally when I post quotes I like I post several. This quote was worthy of its own post...

the purpose of life is to discover your gift. the meaning of life is giving it away

Image Survey

I saw this on Mormish Mom's blog:

Here is what you do:

FIRST - read the question
SECOND - type in the first answer that comes to mind in Google Image search
THIRD - post the first picture that comes up and write what you typed in (it’s hard sometimes to use the first image, but you must)

So fun…anyone who reads my blog is tagged!

1. Age I will be on my next birthday - 36

2. Favorite Food - pizza

3. Favorite Color - red

4. A place I would like to visit - Alaska

5. Where I live - North Idaho

6. Name of a past or present pet - Meadow

7. One of my favorite places - Las Vegas

8. Favorite holiday - Christmas

9. A bad habit - staying up too late

10. Favorite animal - moose

11. Favorite cartoon from childhood - Jetsons

12. My name (or nickname) - jewels

13. Sport I play (or my favorite) - hockey

14. Favortie extravagance (what I do or get when I have a little extra time and money) - get take out

15. A phrase I over use - in a minute


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