And you had no faith in me...

Remember this guy?

We were taking bets to see how long it would take me to kill him...
but I am PLEASED to announce that Tito the Tomato Plant is still alive and kicking!

Not to mention that he produced my very first ever home grown tomatoes!

And they were delicious!
And there are more coming... cant wait to make some salsa!



Happy Monday-
I was awoken (14 minutes before my alarm was going to go off, which by the way is before 6 am) by barking... and not happy barking but annoying get out of my face barking...jkfd;lasdkflkj!

I woke up to find that puppy went crazy during the 6 hours that I was sleeping. Literally every toy he owns were strewn around my bed room along with his empty, overturned, abused food and water bowls. There were ripped up tissues and over turned rugs and empty DDP bottles (from the recycle bin) and Im pretty sure a kitchen sink...

Who knew what happened or why he went crazy. I should have taken a picture but I was too pissed and half asleep (I may or may not have taken a sleeping pill last night... Ill never tell!) As soon as I tore myself out of bed, Kobe slunk under the bed right to the very middle where I cant reach him... oh he knows the wrath... I went in the bathroom and did not talk to him the rest of the morning.

When I was leaving he tried to come apologize (climb up my leg and lick my knee with that oh so cute puppy look) and I went straight out the door without any acknowledgement. Happy surprise when I turn on my car and some incoherent trashy CD was blaring right into my groggy ears, woke me right up and pissed me right off... Note to self, dont let boys drive car ever again...

 And now Im feeling guilty about Kobe sitting home all alone thinking Im still mad at him... which I am, but I feel guilty about it...

Oh Monday, I hate you.


Oscar NMW

I have been super over the top Oscar the Grouch lately, no one knows why... do you?

Heneyway, I was laying in my bed sulking last night and thinking about how annoyed I am at the world and I decided to put on my lime green tee shirt and paint my nails green

just cause I'm such a green grouch

Then I decided that I don't love that new sea foam green color that I bought at Target for $1 cause it looks like my fingernails are moldy...
So i took it off, put on a purple tee shirt and painted my nails  the lilac $1 polish from Target...

Much more happy and not so Grouchy... unfortunately I could not find any paint for happying up my mood, so I am still a Grouch, just with purple nails.

(p.s. why I felt the need to change my shirt to match my nails, I have no idea)


Since You Asked

One of my loyal readers, that doesnt know me, emailed me and asked to know more about my background. I started to write my life story, but decided that was boring. So I decided to make some lists about me instead

1. Dad- Rex and his wife Lisa live in St. George

2. Mom- Allison and her husband Scott live in Bonney Lake WA- moving to Phoenix area

3. Sister- Christie, husband Daniel and daughter Lucy (second girl on the way) just moved from Texas to Mesa AZ

4. Me and husband Richard, dog Kobe- live in La Mesa CA
5. Sister- Melissa, husband Chris, dog Hooshie- live in Gilbert AZ

6. Brother- Scottee- lives in Bonney Lake WA, moving to Tacoma

7. Sister- Kailey- lives in Bonney Lake, moving to St. George

Places I've Lived:
  1. Del Rio Texas (where I was born)
  2. Sacramento California (1-6 yrs.)
  3. Bremerton Washington (6-9 yrs.)
  4. Fort Worth Texas (9-18 yrs.)
  5. Rexburg Idaho (2002)
  6. Vancouver Washington (summer 2002)
  7. Rexburg Idaho (2002-2004)
  8. Fircrest Washington (Summer 2003)
  9. Back to Rexburg (2003-2006)
  10. Sparks Nevada (summer after College 2006)
  11. San Diego California (2006-2008)
  12. Sumner, Bonney Lake, and Kent Washington (2008-2009)
  13. Saint George Utah (2009)
  14. Back to San Diego! (2010- current)

Places I've Worked:
  1. Chicken Express (1999-2000)
  2. Marble Slab Creamery (2000)
  3. Razzoo's Cajun Cafe (2000-2001)
  4. First Command Financial Planning (summer 2001)
  5. Pier 1 Imports (2001)
  6. Garden Ridge (quit after 1 day! 2001)
  7. Rexburg Opinion Center (2002)
  8. Hanks Sports Cards (summer 2003)
  9. Target (Fall 2003)
  10. Quiznos (2004)
  11. Spud Harvest (Fall 2004)
  12. Subway (2005-2006)
  13. Juvenile Detention Center (2005-2006)
  14. Victoria's Secret (Summer 2006)
  15. Charlotte Russe (Summer 2006)
  16. Broad Horizons (youth treatment- 2006-2007)
  17. N&M Marketing (for 2 weeks in 2007)
  18. SAY San Diego (2007-2008)
  19. Benson Vision Source (2008-2009)
  20. ATA Consulting (2009-2010)
  21. Target (Holiday 2010)
  22. back to SAY San Diego! (2011- current)
  23. Texas
States I've Been to:
  1. New Mexico
  2. Arizona
  3. Arkansas
  4. California
  5. Colorado
  6. Delaware
  7. Hawaii
  8. Idaho
  9. Illinois
  10. Indiana
  11. Iowa
  12. Kansas
  13. Maryland
  14. Missouri
  15. Montana
  16. Nebraska
  17. Nevada
  18. New Mexico
  19. Ohio
  20. Oklahoma
  21. Oregon
  22. Utah
  23. Virginia
  24. Washington DC
  25. Washington
  26. West Virginia
  27. Wyoming

    Reality Shows (Biggest Loser, American Idol, Bachelorette, etc.)
    Nail Polish
    Head Rubs
    chips and salsa, top ramen, and fajitas
    Twix and Snickers
    Chilis (the restaurant)
    The Beach
    Spending time with my family
    Loud Music
    Tuna, eggs, ham, cheese, apple pie, and popcorn
    Butterfingers, dark chocolate
    Trashy reality shows (i.e. Jersey shore, Mob wives, Real World, etc.)
    Long nails
    Bad attitudes for no reason Kids with no shoes or pants on at the store


The Joy of Cupcakes!

How cute are these cupcakes?

My niece Aubrie had a teddy bear picnic 5th birthday last month, and her mom Jessica made these by hand!
I was so impressed! Apparantly the flowers are marshmellows cut at an angle... cute idea!
And I love the ants with the picnic theme...

I am decidedly on a theme party kick ever since Melissa and I did the Minnie Mouse birthday for Lucy (see here).

Now Im into baby shower themes... what is a cute one that you have been to?


Tidbit of PRIDE!

Tuesday's Tidbit


Love Love Love my HOME TEAM!


Tidbit of Radio

Tuesday's Tidbit

Top 4 Favorite Songs of the Moment:

1. If I die Young- The Band Perry
2. Gravity- Sara Barellis
3. The Lazy Song- Bruno Mars
4.I Won't Let Go- Rascal Flatts

Top 4 LEAST Favorite Songs of the Moment:

1. The Edge of Glory- Lady Gaga
2. ET- Katy Perry
3. S&M- Rhianna
4. Down on Me- Jermemih

(how trashy is radio music these days? yuck!)


Another Day

How boring is my life lately?
Nothing is going on, and I don't even have any clever stories to write... my sister Melissa can make any story sound funny and amazing, and I wish I was her cause her blog is hilarious, check it out.
This week with no pictures: I went to the beach on Coronado for Memorial day, beautiful!
On Tuesday I ran out of gas on the side of the road... again... apparently the gage is broken and then stopped by my friend Aaron's b-day party
Thursday I went on a field trip with the 8th graders to Knott's Berry Farm... super fun, but 13 hours is too long of a day in the sun and on a bus for 4 hours round trip with 150 teenagers. 

Anyway, today I stopped by the swap meet for a bit, that was a bust... by the time I got there it was all just people junk left over and a roach coach, no thank you...
Then I came home and floated around in the pool while I did my laundry... got sunburned... then decided I wanted to gain 5 pounds so I made some OREO BALLS...

If you haven't had these then your life is not complete... basically its just chocolate, oreos and cream cheese... AMAZE!
 I don't know what blog I got this recipe from, but its good so,

Here's the recipe... print it and make them and you can die happy

Hope your life is more exciting than mine... come visit me so we can take pictures and post them!