Browsing Archive: April, 2010

5 Question Friday...Cough...Sneeze

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, April 30, 2010, In : 5 Question Friday 
Hey y'all!

I feel a bit better today but, alas, there is no vlog here. I'm not feeling that much better! Maybe in a few days!

Let's all send a little "feel better" energy my way though because, man, we have got one busy weekend ahead of us. Keeping my fingers crossed that my week of SVU watchin', chaise loungin', gallons of water drinkin', trying to rest will pay off and I'll be tip top for the multitude of birthday parties ahead of us this weekend.

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A pick me up...

Posted by Robin Haws on Thursday, April 29, 2010, In : Awards 
Yes, I'm still feeling a little crappy. I'm better but, not great. Thanks to all the well wishes!

The other day, I had quite a nice pick me up when Lori over at Lori's LOLz presented me with a really cool award.

Rules- 10 honest things about myself and give the award to 10 bloggers.

1. I'm addicted to Law and Order shows. SVU is my fave (partly because of Christopher Meloni). The truth is though, I have to limit my intake of these shows because they totally mess with my head. Seriously, I sta...
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That girl's a rockstar!

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, In : Vlogs 
I've been a little under the weather for the last couple of days. Instead of being lazy and not posting, I figured I'd be lazy and post a video.


Not just any video, my friends.

Oh no.

This is a video of my favorite singer in the world.


The one...

The only...

Ladies and Gentlemen, put your hands together for....


Well, that certainly makes me feel better!
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Getting to Know You - Vloggy Style

Posted by Robin Haws on Sunday, April 25, 2010, In : Vlogs 
I was looking back through some old posts and realized that I start almost every single post with "Hey y'all". I also realized that all of my vlogs start the same way.

But, I guess that's me. It's natural. So, I'll go with it.

Hey y'all!

Every Sunday, the super fly Keely over at MannLand5 hosts a kickin' meme called "Getting to Know You".

I mentioned to Keely that I might vlog it this weekend.

I'm tired.

I'm sunburned.

My neck hurts.

Um, insert excuse here.

Ok, so, no excuses.

I'm a gal of my word...
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Five Question Friday - Saved by the Vlog

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, April 23, 2010, In : Vlogs 
Hey y'all!

Everyone excited about the weekend?

I'm really hoping that the weather this weekend is exactly like it is right now. Ohmygosh, it's gorgeous outside! I just love these pre-Summer Texas days! We are sooooo heading outside as soon as I post this!

If you don't know about 5 Question Friday, be sure to head over to Mama M's blog and play along! Wanna answer in the comments? Have at it! If you did a 5QF post, leave me the link! I love blog hopping!!

Sister Hazel - Change Your Mind

I know th...
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Close that door!

Posted by Robin Haws on Thursday, April 22, 2010,
The days are getting warmer here in south Texas.

Summertime is definitely around the corner.

We really have about a week of "Spring" here before it starts turning into Summer. It's not that hot just yet and I'm totally loving it. Hot enough for shorts and tanks but, not so hot that your skin feels like it's melting...yet.

But, definitely hot enough to yell "Close that door!" anytime someone opens it.

Let me just say that I never knew people could be so inept at closing doors. It's like every s...

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Post It Note Tuesday in the hizzouse...

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, In : Post It Note Tuesday 
It's Tuesday!

You know what that means!

1. We find out if Kate is leaving or if America voted to continue watching her agonizing defeat another week.


4. Post It Note Tuesday with the superest (yep, it's a word) Supah Mommy!

So, let's get to it! (before I list things again)

Wanna play along? Scootch on over to Supah Mommy's bloggity blog and link up!

Click that last sticky and it'll take you to the Giveaway Page!
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Getting to Know You and you and you and you!

Posted by Robin Haws on Sunday, April 18, 2010, In : Getting to Know You 
Hey y'all!

As predicted, the rain has washed up my weekend. (haha, isn't that punny?)

Never fear though. I got some cleaning done and when I needed something to keep me from cleaning, I got some sewing done! Snappy now has three new dresses hanging in her closet! >wish I did<

She's ecstatic. I just adore my girly girl!
I do this all the time. I take shirts that might be getting a little short or worn and just add the fabric to the bottom to make a dress. She loves dresses! I really like using ...
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After Party

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, April 16, 2010, In : Blog Hops 
The streamers are falling down.

The chip bowls are empty.

Someone used all the toilet paper.

We're out of ice.

It was a great party though!

Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom! The were the ultimate hostesses for the Ultimate Blog Party! I had a blast browsing through new blogs and making some new bloggy friends!

Who did I meet? Some pretty rad bloggers. I stumbled upon these bliggity blogs right here and am l-o-v-i-n them...
The Snail's Trail
Silly Eagle Books
Stories of an Imperfect Mom
2 by 2
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Vlog it on down for 5 Question Friday

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, April 16, 2010, In : Vlogs 
Happy Friday!

I have lackluster plans for the weekend ahead but, the night is still young and I could easily overcome my procrastination and make a nice little list of things I won't get done! We shall see!

How about a little 5 Question Friday action?

I'm all over it.

If you stopped by from the Ultimate Blog Party, welcome! My Blog Party post is HERE.

Wanna know what it is? Head over to 5 Minutes for Mom!

Are you dyin' to play along with the uber fun 5 Question Friday?

I don't blame you!

It's wh...
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This and That Randomness...True Story

Posted by Robin Haws on Thursday, April 15, 2010,
If you're here for the 5 Minutes For Mom Ultimate Blog Party, welcome! My party post is HERE.

You know, when Friends and Seinfeld days ended, I wasn't sure there would ever be shows that were that funny. Does anyone watch Modern Family or Cougar Town? I seriously laugh out loud every single time we watch those shows! True story.

Renting from Blockbuster this past weekend was a huge lapse in rational thinking. True story.

My sunburn from all the outdoor painting last weekend is starting to peel....
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Ultimate Blog Party

Posted by Robin Haws on Wednesday, April 14, 2010,
Well, as usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short but, I'm finally getting around to joining the huge Blog Party over at Five Minutes for Mom!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

If you've stumbled on this post from the 5 Minutes for Mom site, Welcome! I'm so glad you're here! If you're here because you're a regular reader, Woot! I'm glad you're back!

I'm excited to start browsing through the gazillion posts over at the Ultimate Blog Party and meet some new bloggers!

First, let me introduce myself...(and now the Humpty Dance so...
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Post It Note Tuesday - The Revamped Edition

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, In : Post It Note Tuesday 
Hey y'all!

Ready for some Tuesday action?

If you wanna play along with Post It Note Tuesday, head over to Supah Mommy's blog!

Before and After

Close up of the distressing I did to the two tables.

I found some fabric that I had bought eons ago and had never done anything with. It just screamed "I'm perfect for the living room!"

So, I recovered some pillows with it's yellow, red and aqua cuteness.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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Sunday Meanderings

Posted by Robin Haws on Sunday, April 11, 2010, In : Getting to Know You 
I am so sunburned.

And sore.

But, it was totally worth it!

I spent the entire afternoon on Saturday painting in my backyard.

Listening to some great music. (Seether, Eric Hutchinson, Everclear, Jimmy Buffett and Train - thanks to all who introduced me to the song Hey, Soul Sister!)

I painted some of the living room furniture, picture frames and a few decor items. I'm in love with the results! I have a couple more accent pillows I'm in the middle of making and I'll post pics soon. Since I was stum...
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5 Question Friday Vloggin' It Up

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, April 9, 2010, In : Vlogs 
Happy Friday!!

First, I want to say THANK YOU to all the awesome peeps who are offering me some much needed advice for my kitchen redo! I'm getting more excited now that I'm hearing some great ideas!

Second, listen case you didn't know, I have a page of this blog where I host a ton of super amazing giveaways of some really awesome products! There are currently three different giveaways running. Do you see that little link at the top of this page? The one that says "Current Giveaways"?...
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Kitchen Help Part Deux

Posted by Robin Haws on Thursday, April 8, 2010,
Ok, lace came down.

I totally agreed with that one. I was happy I secured it with thumbtacks to see what it would look like instead of going all out.

I rearranged some dishes and left the doors off the upper cabinets. I'm left with this...

I like it. It needs paint.

So, one of my conundrums with all this is that my kitchen/dining room/living room are all open. No walls separating the three. To me, it seems like all three rooms must be the same (or at least coordinating) decor. It just seems lik...
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My Kitchen Needs Help!

Posted by Robin Haws on Thursday, April 8, 2010,
Dude, today really got away from me.

I was going to vlog my Lost post for the day. I really was. Yet, there's no vlog attaching going on here.

I was feeling in a rut today. Feeling unproductive. Unmotivated. Unable to be either.

So, I started out with Thrifty Decor Chick and then went to clicking on the blogs that had linked up to one of her things. I perused tons of blogs where people are doing all sorts of awesome redo's in their homes and it totally inspired me. Well, inspired and depresse...
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Post It Note Tuesday among other things

Posted by Robin Haws on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, In : Post It Note Tuesday 
Hey y'all!

It's Tuesday...again.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We did!

Despite Snappy's allergies totally kicking her butt this weekend, spirits were high as the kiddos got their egg huntin' on. She is still a little cruddy but, totally on the mend!

I'm hours away from the newest Lost episode and totally stoked about that! So, let's kick off this Tuesdayness with Supah Mommy's Post It Note Tuesday!

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Going Green

Posted by Robin Haws on Monday, April 5, 2010, In : Interviews 
You know, I spend a lot of time wondering ways that I can go "green", wondering if I'm "green enough" and if the products that I use for my family (from toys and clothes to food and cleaning supplies) are more harmful than helpful. It's important to me to teach my kids by showing them and I truly feel they can gain a sense of caring about our earth and the products that we use if they simply see me caring and hear me talking about those things.

As much as I want to be green, I'll admit that I...
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Happy Easter from Lolidots

Posted by Robin Haws on Sunday, April 4, 2010,
Happy Easter everyone!

Hope you all have a egg huntin', bbq eatin', family and friend gatherin' good ol' time today!!

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5 Question Friday - Vloggy Style!

Posted by Robin Haws on Friday, April 2, 2010, In : Vlogs 
Alright. I finally got this done!

I refused to be beaten by technology.

I won.

Technology schmechnology.

If you wanna play along with Mama. M's Five Question Friday, head over to her blog and link up. Be sure to hop around and check out the other bloggers while you are there!

So, here ya go!

So, after that first one, I felt this needed to be added.

Then, she wanted to do another. Last one today, promise!

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I'm a terrible Lostie...and more facts.

Posted by Robin Haws on Thursday, April 1, 2010,
Yeah, I know. I didn't do Lostapalooza today.

------------> I'm a terrible Lostie.

Lemme explain.

Last night was a good episode but, didn't really make me jump up and down or anything.

------------> Step it up, Lost writers.

And, I got almost no sleep last night.

I was tiiiii-rrrred today.

--------------> Insert whining here.

I watched one of 0007's nieces this morning.

--------------> Yeah, I'm sick of saying "hubby" or "hubs". From hence forward, let it be known that my husband's blog nickname ...
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