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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Organization chaos!

Hi lovely people,
I have been missing in action lately due to a very important task I have involved myself in. One nice, comfortable, lazy afternoon I was getting a lot done (more like laying on the couch) when I looked around and saw that my (very tiny) home was starting to feel a wee bit crowded.
One of my biggest phobias is becoming one of the people featured on the tv show hoarders (no offense to the people in that tv show, I am just a bit afraid of drowning in my own stuff). I guess I should preface by stating that the husband and I live in a small townhome in a pretty big city. Our city does not have basements or attics. What you see... is what you get. This can be very unfortunate... especially when you live with a man who loves shoes.
I looked over at Mr. Pink (that is so not his name and he is so not gonna like this new nickname) and said to him... we have to do something. So we did. Mr. Pink put the tv on the wall, which freed a lot of space. We are now using our entertainment center to store movies and where the tv was laying we are able to display beautiful family photos. We also decided that we would get rid of "stuff" we have collected in the last decade.
Our second job was to get rid of a bunch of boxes that were lining the bottom of both our closets. Those boxes were filled with bills, papers, memories... just stuff we had hoarded throughout the years. Mr. Pink brought home his professional shredder and we went to town. We started saturday...

12 boxes later... We are STILL not done! It's funny though, because now that we started... ain't nothing gonna stop us (that's my fighter language!).
So now that you know what I have been up to... I must go... box number 13 awaits... hopefully I don't drown in all this paperwork!

Organizationally yours,
Mrs. Pink.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Disorganized Thoughts.

So here I am today. I prepped the my ideas for the blog at work so that I could actually get a post out and what has happened every other day this week would not happen again. I am DETERMINED to post as often as possible. (Having said that this post was supposed to go out Wednesday and I never got around to it so I am editing it today, Thursday, and posting it.)
This week has been really strange. I had to go into the office and that threw me out of my normal loop. My job consists of being on the road everyday except for Thursdays so the fact that I am inside our office building for a whole week feels weird. To top it all off I was randomly selected to do a drug-test. What a horrible feeling. It’s funny because, obviously, I don’t do drugs, in fact I have never ever touched a drug, yet somehow I still get nervous when I have to go for those random tests. I worry that the lab is going to mix up my results with someone else and that I might get in trouble for something I did not do (paranoid much??????). I’m hoping now that all of it is almost over I can begin to relax and not worry so much. But I won’t breathe a sigh of relief until I get the all clearance from my job. I know. I’m silly.
In others (completely UNRELATED) news, I met a bloggy friend yesterday. I think it’s so cool when you meet people you have been friends with for quite some time. I am such a shy person to begin with and even though I kept saying to myself “you know her already” it was still a little nerve-wracking. I know. I’m silly.
Anyway I hope my bloggy friend gets the job that she applied for!
Oh! The hubby and I booked a mini-vacation a few days ago that I CANNOT wait for. We are going to Disney World! Yes, we have been there before, yes it’s relatively close to where I live, yet somehow I always get super excited about our little road-trips to the Mouse House.
I guess this is it for today. How do you like my disorganized thought process? These types of things are what go on in my head all the time. I know. I’m silly. :-)
Fabulously Yours,
Mrs. Pink. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

A very tired blogger...

This weekend was suuuuuuuuppppppppppeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr busy. Hopefully I'll be able to blog with some pictures about our weekend tomorrow, when I have regained a bit of energy. I'm exhausted because yesterday was Father's day and we had to pull double duty. I have an amazing father in law so, naturally, we wanted to spend some time and honor him on his special day. Of course my fabulous daddy could not stay far behind. So we spent the day with my FIL and then had dinner with my parents once they got out of work. It was great to be with both families but today I am drained.
Pardon me if this post makes absolutely no sense.
In other news, I realized today that I need to do something about my memory and health. So I started taking all sorts of multi-vitamins and other supplements. If there is one thing you must know about me is that I do NOT do pills. I hate swallowing the little suckers. So I bought a bunch of gummy stuff and chewable tablets. I only have to swallow about 3 pills... which is a lot better than what the hubby takes (it took him a few minutes to count them!). His answer was 8-10 pills daily. I don't think I could do that... bleh.
Oh! and to work with my mind I've decided to start carrying a little notebook with me. This will allow me to jot down blog ideas, notes, any little thing that will help me make it through the week.
For now here is the breakdown of what we did this weekend.
Friday Night: The hubby and I went on a date to the mall. We had some father's day presents to purchase and took advantage of the situation to sneak in some quality time. We had a romantical dinner at a sporty wing's restaurant and attempted to watch a movie. We were not successful... the theater was packed and we hate to sit in the front and look up.
Saturday we were supposed to meet with some friends but they were unable to make it. We spent most of the day chilaxin' at home, then at night time we went out to have dinner at some food trucks (I blogged about this in my other blog but I'll tell you guys all about this... it's cool stuff!).
Sunday was spent with the daddies.
When you read it like that it seemed to be a pretty uneventful weekend but that with a combination of having to go into the office (I work in the field) extra early on a Monday morning... has me ready for bed.
So off to bed I go. Night Night!

Tired-ly Yours

Mrs. Pink

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekend Recaps!

Hi Imaginary Friends and Real Ones that read this blog,

I've decided that in this blog I will document our lives. My goal is to do a weekend recap post at the end of every weekend... you see, I have a HORRIBLE memory so most of the time I remember thinking "I think we've been there, or I think we've done that" but I don't remember the details. It's a sad part of my life. I wish I was one of those people with photographic memories or at least one of those people who remember things!

So I wish I could recap all of the weekends I have missed UP TO THIS POINT. But I can't. I will start with last weekend. June 11th and 12th, 2011.

My hubby and I have decided to make it a point to do different things TOGETHER. We have always done things together but are really making it a point do have as much fun as we can. We heard that a planetarium was having a free entrance and the hubby said "well that's definitely different, its OUT OF THIS WORLD." Eventhough I was super tired from working... how could I say no to that?

So we went...

I loooooooooooooooove when kind people ask us if we want our picture taken! We are often alone and don't always get to take full-body "normal" pictures. So THANK YOU kind stranger.

This wall was made out of magazines!!! I absolutely LOVED it!!!

Talk about big wheels! My sports-car-enthusiast hubby really liked this tire. Can you imagine having a car with FOUR of these?!

This is such a HORRIBLE picture of me... but I had to post it because that booth scared the living daylights out of me (is that how that saying goes?). Hurricaine force winds up to 80 miles per hour. I don't like confined spaces, I have no idea what the heck I thought would happen... I guess I wanted to be brave. Either way I would NEVER do that again. The hubby didn't like the experience either... So I guess I'm not that weird after all!

Then we saw these beautiful critters and all my anxiety went away! I want BOTH of them as pets! Hint Hint to all of you who LOVEEEEE me. :)))))) After not being able to take any more cuteness we went home, then had dinner with our sweet friends...

Sunday was spent at Ikea looking for little fun things for our home. We found a new comforter duvet, candle holders, brackets to put our TVs on the wall and of course the delicious chocolate bars.

That was our weekend. It's funny because I just turned to the hubs and asked him if I was missing anything and he kindly reminded me that at some point we watched Super 8 (This generation's ET for sure!) and went to an old-school food truck. Neither one of us can remember when that was... I'm guessing it was friday night?

Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to remember with fuller details. I think taking pictures totally helps, so now I have my camera on me at ALL times. Beware... I LOVE to take pictures!

Fabulously Yours,
Mrs. Pink.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Babies on my mind...

Yesterday I received beautiful, sweet, news. The kind that make you think of baby pink and baby blue outfits. One of my bestest friends is pregnant with her first little miracle. I was soooo genuinely happy for her that I went on facebook and posted a generic (because I would never divulge her secret) message about receiving fabulous news. Automatically my status began to get filled by people asking me if I was pregnant. Oh there is nothing that upsets me more than when people ask me if I am pregnant.

I understand that I am a 20-something year old married woman. I say 20-something because once you pass 25 you probably don't want to tell people which number you are in... because then it's all about how close to 30 or 40 or 50 or 60 you are... but I digress. So back to me being in my 20s and married. Does that automatically mean that I HAVE to get pregnant? ::I'll sit here and wait for you, my imaginary friends, to answer this million dollar question.:: ~~~All I'm hearing is the jeopardy song over and over... why? because not even imaginary friends would TOUCH that question with a ten foot pole.

Let me answer that for you. NO. Just because I'm on the UPPER hill of my 20s does NOT mean I have to run and get pregnant. Did you hear me? Yes... I possibly yelled out loud as I typed those capital NOs. People that ask people WHEN they are going to get pregnant need to take a chill pill. Does the state of my womb concern you? Are we sharing a biological time clock? Does it ever occur to you that I have a REASON as to why I do not have children yet?

Just to make this full-disclosure, FUN, no holds-barred blog even fun"er" I will give you a few reasons as to why people don't have children in their 20s. Some of us wanted to go to school. I decided that I wanted a college education prior to acquiring an ol' ball and chain and a million dollar investment (that's what they say it costs to raise a child). My husband decided he wanted to acquire certifications in order to advance in his career. We also decided to purchase our own home. Make sane decisions for our future as individuals and as a team. Other people don't have children because of their economic status. Others don't have family support. Others need to work at their relationship BEFORE bringing another human being into the pot. Others simple CANNOT get pregnant... no matter how badly they want it.

People say it's never the right time to have a child, "you'll never be ready" and to that I say "you are right." Parenting does not come with a manual. It does not come with a jackpot to cover the expense. All of my amazing friends who are parents have had to "rough" it. They have had to struggle and I look up to them. I think they are fantastic for being able to handle it. Having said that... when you would rather be partying than feeding your child his 3 am bottle... then it's not the right time to have a child. When you would rather get a thousand dollar tattoo (you know who you are) rather than save for your child's college education then you are not ready to be a parent. When you own more purses than you could wear in a year (I know who I WAS) you are not ready to be a parent.

So why do I get so upset when people ask me when I'm going to start popping out little "mini-mes." Well because I have one of the above mentioned reasons to not be in the child-popping stage. Does it ever occur to you that I may NOT be able to get pregnant? Are you that insensitive that you don't think there could be consequences to your words? What if my husband and I are not financially stable? What if I just got a promotion and would not be able to take maternity-leave until after I have been in the position for over a year? What if we want to get more tattoos or buy more purses? What if we think we may not have any help when the time comes around? What if we don't think we are ready to be parents just yet? What if we need to work at our relationship just a bit more? What if we need to grow up before we begin to raise a HUMAN BEING?

Whatever our reason is... it is OURS. It is very personal. I will be the first person to blog, tweet, update my status, text you, call you or visit you to tell you the amazing news, but for right now take this long rant as my official statement. I am not pregnant. I probably won't be pregnant for another few YEARS. So while your kids are amazingly beautiful and I enjoy every little bit of gushing that you do about them I don't have any for a reason... so stop telling me that my time is "running out." When it comes down to it... there is only one ALMIGHTY person that can dictate when my time will be... and I can guarantee you that person is not YOU... or me... for that matter.

Respectfully yours,
Mrs. Pink

Ps. I hope this post does not offend anybody. It was not geared towards those of you who whole-heartedly asked me out of good intentions if I was indeed pregnant. This post is a rant about those people who keep "rushing" me to get'er done.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Feather Trend!

Feathers! Feathers! Everywhere! Have you noticed that everywhere you turn there's someone sporting some sort of feather accessory?

I started wearing the feather trend quite some time ago. I sported a beautiful pink piece at my graduation. Then I wore a chocolate brown piece to my birthday party and I even wore feathers at a wedding. Most recently I have been sporting the above pictured look... with just the right  amount of feathers peaking out of my hair.

In order to show you the many different ways I have sported this trend I have to go back a few different hairstyles. Some where good looks for me... others... well... you live and you learn!

At first it was those beautiful clip-ons that went on top of your head like this one...

Many times the feather trend got a little over the top... like this time....

I celebrated my graduation with this gorgeous headpiece (my favorite!)

And I also completely lost my mind and sported THIS look.

While I had TONS of fun playing around with this NOW trendy look I am keeping it completely simple while the trend is going on. You see, I try not to follow trends too much. I kinda go around beating to the tune of my own drum. I wait for things to go out of style before I start wearing them. Or I sport crazy ideas before they even become popular and once they do (like feathers are now) I downplay their existence in my life. LOL. After all, being unique is what makes us who we are. :)

So, if you have never rocked the feather trend I would suggest that you do. It's fun. It's whimsical. It's different. Enjoy!

Fabulously Yours,

Mrs. Pink 

Welcome Home.

Hello New Reader!
Welcome to my new home! I have been blogging for about a year on another site, but have decided to switch on over to this nifty little site in order to start all over again. I noticed that my blogging diminished after some time and I want to make sure that does NOT happen here!
So how will I make that happen, you ask? Well for starters I will keep my identity as private as possible. In a superhero kind of way... so for the sake of introductions you may call me Mrs. Pink. But don't worry this secret identity will not take away from the fun I will post pictures of myself, of things I love, of my family, I will continue to have tons of fun blogging.
Now that we've covered that... let me tell you a little bit about myself. One of my favorite colors is PINK! (Could you have guessed that one?). Another of my favorite things is sweet ruffles. There is nothing sweeter than a pretty ruffly skirt, or a toddler bouncing around in a sassy dress full of ruffles. I am a girly girl and there is nothing that draws my attention more than a shirt with sweet, dainty ruffles. Therefore my blog name. Sweet Pink Ruffles because those are the things that bring a smile to my face. :)
There is also a FUN cast of characters in my life that you should know about. I have my very own Superman (He's great and you'll hear tons about him!). I have two amazing little puppies (they are full grown dogs, but in my heart they will always be puppies). Then there's our friends and family who play a huge part of our lives and provide tons of entertainment.
So please join me in this wonderful adventure that we call life. Feel free to grab a pink ruffled tutu at the door and dress up for the occassion. ;)

Fabulously Yours,
Mrs. Pink.