Showing posts with label Great Websites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Great Websites. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Five Rambley Favorites

My only excuse for the garbled bunch of nonsense you are about to read is that I am a bit tired.  Not sure what my excuse is every other day...

I have wanted to write a Five Favorites post for a long time now but never quite got around to it.  Because I am a procrastinator to the extreme.  I procrastinate doing things I WANT to do.  Pretty bad I know.  Love reading everyone else's Five Favorites and keep thinking, "That would be an easy post to write.  I can come up with 5 things I like."

Wait can Five Favorites be one of my Five Favorites?  Or would that be taking it a bit too far?

Ok, here we go.  Five random things that I love at this very moment.

1.  Mom's Night Out.  The movie.  Haven't seen it yet but I love the trailer and am determined that it is going to be as wonderful as it looks.
Plus, it was co-written, co-directed, produced by a homeschooler.  Awesomeness!!

AND Patricia Heaton is in it.  Love her!

2.  Patricia Heaton.  She is so funny and talented and beautiful and awesome.  And Catholic.  Totally cool.  She always picks the best roles.  I think she gets that it's possible to not have everything totally together but for things to still be good.  (I know that doesn't make total sense.  Not totally together here.)  Though I suspect in real life she has things at least somewhat totally together.  She is also in one of my all time favorite TV shows.  The Middle.

3.  The Middle.  Seriously people.  Do the writers of the show spy on us or what?  A show about a totally "disfunctional" family that are maybe more functional than they give themselves credit for.  Frankie is my favorite TV mom ever.  She is always so tired and frazzled and defeated and chaotic yet she just loves her family and wears herself out doing things for them, all while berating herself for not doing enough.  (I know that was a run on sentence so I threw a comma in there.  You're welcome.)   It's just so real.  When they had to hold the dishwasher shut with the broom handle while it was running to keep it closed.  Yes!  And when they finally got a new dishwasher but it wouldn't fit in the space.  Nice!  And when Mike gave that awesome speech about how the house hates them.  Truth!  And when someone turned on the oven and burned the quilt that was stored inside because no one ever cooks.  HA!!!  The toenails in the chip bag.  Dying!  It also happens to be one of the very few shows on TV that I can let my kids watch.

4.  Mitzi's new blog.  Coquades Galore  Just discovered it today and I am super excited.  She is already making me laugh.  Especially when I read her description of me in her Blog Roll.  (And her introduction to the Blog Roll.)  I had totally forgotten the escalator until she mentioned it.  So I guess it didn't scar me for life after all.  Though I am still convinced it is somehow my destiny to die on an escalator and if I just avoid them I might live forever.  Um.  Right.  Back to Mitzi.  We were friends in college and then roommates after college (she was an awesome roommate) until she decided to move far away JUST to get married to her love.  Whatever.  I guess I either need to get over it or she needs to come to her senses and relocate her family right back to Texas where everyone belongs.  Unless they are mean.  Then they can live somewhere else.  But Mitzi isn't mean so she needs to be in Texas.  Mitzi also inspired yesterdays blog post.  And when I say inspired, what I really mean is "gave me an excuse to ramble on about Doctor Who to a captive audience."  That's almost a direct quote from my husband.  He's right.  I tried to add Coquades Galore to my Blog Roll but it is being mean to me and refusing to work.  Mean Blog Roll should just move away to somewhere that isn't Texas.  Or work.  Work would be better.

5.  This cuteness.

I just wrote an entire post without including any pictures.  So.  Here.
In their pajamas at 2pm.  Playing video games on a school day.  (School work was finished first.)  Pouting Princess.  No idea what she is upset about other than she got up too early this morning.  This is what they were doing while I was writing this.  Mother of the year!

Linking up my (very rambley) post with Five Favorites at Moxie Wife.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

A Sick Princess, Pinterest & the Tardis Blue Door

So, my daughter was sick last week, all stuffy nosed and fevery, which means she spent most of her time cuddled on my lap.  Which of course means that though I was confined to my chair, right next to my computer, I had only one hand free.  The other was tucked around the Princess cuddling and comforting.

What could I possibly do during all that time sitting next to the computer but only being able to click a button?  Play on Pinterest of course!!!

The problem is that Pinterest lends to my delusions of grandeur.  I can't tell you how often I think, "Oooohhh, I could do that!" or "My house could look like that."  When I can't and it won't.  But I can still pin it!!

Remember how I told you I wouldn't rest until my house looked like a box of crayons threw up on it??? :)

Well, I thought I would share my current/currently planned color scheme with you.  I promise this really isn't random at all!  It really does have something to do with Pinterest.  And Doctor Who.  Not random at all . . .

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Stuff I Want: Gypsy Chandelier

Yesterday I was planning on posting a Wordless Wednesday post with pictures from the Renaissance Festival but I realized all the good pictures were taken on my sis-in-law's camera so I will have to wait until I can get copies from her.

Until then you will have to make due with another edition of Stuff I Want !!!!

Previously I have picked practical items like a shelf or a $600 toilet so today I thought I would go totally and completely in the opposite direction.

This item is about as impractical as it gets.  And so so pretty too.
Silly Lamp Chandelier Gypsy Multicolour 6 Arms --
Gypsy Chandelier

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's My Blogiversary!

In honor of my Blogiversary today I broke my blog.

Ok, I didn't really break it.  I actually improved it.  It's just going to be broken for the day apparently.  Had I realized this I would probably have waited until this evening or even the weekend.

Regardless I thought I would let you know that something very exciting is coming.  For all those out there who are tired of googling NonDomestic Mama to find my blog because you have forgotten the address (don't feel bad I have done it myself a time or two when I first started a whole year ago!) I have done something that will make your lives so much easier.

I bought my domain name!!!!


Sorry.  English.  You can now find me at!  Cool right?  Don't worry. will still work too.  It will automatically redirect you to the new site.  Of course that is after a day or two of being broken.  Which means none of my links work and my comments seem to be broken as well.  Sigh.  What's that saying?  Can't make a cake without breaking some dishes?

Why did I wait until today to get my own domain name?

See when I first started blogging I didn't have all that much faith in myself to you know actually keep up with something I started.  Unfinished projects are kind of my thing.  So, I made a pact with myself.  I would not spend any money on my blog until I had been keeping up with it for a whole year.

Guess what today is?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Research Before You Buy

As I may have mentioned previously, I love to shop online.  I'll admit going out shopping seems like such a hassle to me.  I would rather avoid the crowds.  It's exhausting.  Shopping from home is so much more convenient.

Plus it has several advantages over shopping in a store.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Look Mom, I'm a Real Blog!

Well folks, it's been 31 days.  Today is the last day of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge.  This challenge has been amazing and I have learned so much.  I hate to see it end!

When the idea of starting a blog first popped into my head it had one drawback.  Someone might read it.  I had to really push past my comfort zone in order to put myself out there.  I knew I needed an outlet but fear held me back.  The only thing that finally allowed me to convince myself to take the risk was knowing that it would be unlikely for anyone to ever read my blog anyway.  I certainly wasn't going to tell anyone about it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Someone Who Has Been There

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post "giving advice" to single mothers.  One of the comments on my post came from Kimberly of Mama's Monologues.

This was her comment:
Love this! I myself was a single mom for almost 6 years before I met my husband & it was by far the HARDEST thing I've ever done. You don't have the other person to fall back on when you need relief. People constantly judge you. There's been a lot of polls and article floating around lately about how single moms are negatively impacting society and it makes me so angry!!! I love your humor in this's been some of the same exact thoughts I've been having myself! :)
I am not now, nor have I ever been, a single mom.  I honestly can't tell you what it really feels like.  Kimberly can.  She has written a couple of touching posts documenting her experience of being a single mom.  I encourage you to read them.  They will give you the chance to see through the eyes of someone who has been there.  While you are there make sure to subscribe because she will be continuing her story and you wouldn't want to miss it.

Seriously do yourself a favor and read her posts: My Biggest Struggles & Part 2

Thank you Kimberly for sharing this beautiful glimpse into the struggles you faced.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Blahs

Bissell PowerGlide Platinum Upright Vacuum, Bagged, Wine Red, 3545-2 Today is truly a Monday.  I am dragging.  I stayed up way too late last night and now I am exhausted and have a headache.  I did manage to clean my living room though.  Mostly with the help of my 4 year old son.  While carrying his toys to his room he tripped on the living room step.  "This is why I should not clean up my toys.  Because I would hurt myself."  Well he definitely takes after his mom!  I certainly can not argue with such logic.  We did manage to finish cleaning the room and I even vacuumed without any further injuries but it was touch and go there for a bit.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Online Window Shopping. It's Free!

Levolor Q7004212665 Roller Shade I love shopping online!  Now don't get me wrong.  I can spend a generous amount of time shopping in a physical store but my real passion is what I call online window shopping.