Monday, December 21, 2009

Sidelined...

Five days before Christmas and I get hit by the freight train also know as "The Flu".

It sucks and I can do nothing without needing a nap first!

So just in case I completely go mad this week from fever and back pain and three over excited kids...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you ALL!!!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It has happened...

Tonight I forced  took the family get their pictures made. It is the 10th of December and I was yet to have the perfect card pic!

I was prepared for screaming and crying and tantrums from Titan Boy the kids.

But this is what I got instead....


Seriously! No Tears or Screaming or Tantrums!

Aren't we cute???


This is not the card pic though, that one is another post for another day!

Happy Photo Day!
Tahoe Girl

Blocked...

With all the holiday chaos going on I have had alittle bloggers block lately. I have always admired how easy it seemed for others to come up with great ideas and tell the perfect story. I read blogs and think, "I am that funny and witty".

Notsomuch lately!

So I googled "blog ideas". I just knew there would be great ideas out there to jump start my creativity.

Y'all, if I blog about their ideas each one of you is going to run screaming away or just fall asleep with boredom.

Here is an example of some topics they suggested....

1. Read the front page of the newspaper and comment about a current event. (Read the newspaper? Yeah, like I have time for that! Unless it is reported in the Hollywood Buzz report in the radio I dont know a thing about current events.)

2. Discuss the fact that the economy is going to turn around any day now! (Really, if me blogging about the economy getting better might actually help then damn straight I will blog about it everyday. No one will read it but I will do it!)

3. Start a debate. (yeah debates are a daily thing at my house, I dont need to start a debate with anyone else thankyouverymuch!)

Do y'all really want to read about that junk? I dont! I turn to my blog friends for a glimpse into other chaotic lives to remind me how normal I am. To help make me feel a little less crazy. If i wanted a nap I would watch the History Channel.

So instead I will just suffer in silence with bloggers block. Hopefully y'all will still be around when I am funny and witty again!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Balance...

Somehow I have got to find the balance between work and home. Right now everything is off balance which causes mass chaos around here.

For example...
The bads are not made, dishwasher needs emptying, laundry needs to be done/put away, floors swept, christmas card made/sent, presents need to be wrapped, etc etc etc

But honestly the only thing I want to balance at the moment is a pint of Haagen Daz whilst lounging on the sofa watching daytime tv...

So like me, what are putting off?
Tahoe Girl

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Winners are announced!

Go check The Monogrammed Marketplace to see if you won the
12 Days of Christmas Gifts Giveaway!

There are LOTS of winners!!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Let the Madness Begin!

I cannot believe there are only 20 days of Christmas shopping left.
Guess I should start shopping!

Funny thing about it is, I DO NOT want to buy these kids anything. Now don't jump all over me and say it is Christmas and they deserve, need, want a bunch of crap. I know that, but seriously that crap is still all over my house from last year!

Titan Boy and I had a present discussion last night and he wants me to buy them all clothes. His theory is they will get pissed and start taking care of their stuff. Somehow, I seriously doubt it.

So what do you get kids who already  have too much and dont pick it up?

Here are some of the ideas I have.....Gift Certificates to the Container Store, a box of BIG BLAck trash bags, Yard Sale signs, Off Site Storage Containers......

What are your thoughts? Can you think of anything I need to add to the list?
Happy Friday!
Tahoe Girl

PS The kids always get the goodstuff so I am thinking I will get that stuff for Titan boy and myself this year, whatcha think honey (he reads my blog and even comments!) wanna high powered nerf rifle with a million bullets? I want the Barbie Dream House with matching ferrari....hint hint

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Shopping Giveaway


There are only 4 more days to enter the
"12 Days of Christmas Shopping Giveaway!"
All 12 products have been added and there are some great items on there.
I am giving away one of each of the items!
That is 12 freebies!

Become a Follower of The Monogrammed Marketplace to enter!
Leave me a comment to let me know you are entered in the drawing.

The giveaway ends Sunday night promptly at 6pm.
Drawing Monday Morning.

Good Luck and Happy Shopping!
Tahoe Girl

Just NOT my day!

Tonight I am having a Holiday Open House.

I have sent approx 600 email invites.

My house is trashed.

I have product yet to make.

I overslept.

I have a sick kid and a sick hubby!

This is just not gonna be my day!

Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I am thankful....

With Thanksgiving in just a couple of days I wanted to share somethings I am thankful for!

I am thankful for...
...my happy healthy children (even if they drive me crazy)
...my husband who loves me unconditionally
...the opportunity to be creative every day!
...the friends who know me and are still my friends
...my mom and the fact that she is just down the street
...my sister who still makes me so mad I hang up on her half the time
...that piping hot cup of coffee Starbucks serves up!

Ok the last one is petty but damn you gotta love a good cup of coffee.

What are you thankful for? Please leave a comment and let me know!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Products Added!

The 12 days of Christmas Shopping are well under way! I have added many great products including stocking stuffers for $5!

Much more to come! Dont forget to come and follow The Monogram Marketplace for a chance to win one of the 12 products I am giving away!

Tahoe Girl

Monday, November 16, 2009

Its a Grand Opening Giveaway!

In honor of the Grand Opening of...



I am hosting a Giveaway of Grand Proportions!


The Monogrammed Marketplace is starting the holiday season off right with the 12 days of Christmas shopping! We will feature a new product everyday for 12 days with special pricing! Become a follower of The Monogrammed Marketplace and get a special discounted price on every item featured.


I am giving away ONE OF EACH ITEM FEATURED at The Monogrammed Marketplace!

Yes, you read that right! I am giving away 12 gift items in time to get your holiday shopping started the right way! (The Free Way!!!)


To be entered in the giveaway please do one or ALL of the following, the more you do the more you are entered!

1. Become a Follower of The Monogrammed Marketplace (2 entries)

2.Blog about The Monogrammed Marketplace (5 entries)

3. Feature The Monogrammed Marketplace on your sidebar. (10 entries)


Please leave me a comment letting me know all the ways you have entered our Grand Opening Giveaway!
The First Item Featured at The Monogrammed Marketplace
The Monogrammed Memo Board
Available in 8 fabric choices!
$48
Wouldn't this look great hanging right there next to your computer?
Happy Shopping!
Tahoe Girl


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Finally..

Most the boxes have been unpacked and the new studio is looking pretty good! You never realize how much stuff you have until it is stacked up in every part of your house!

You know what the weirdest part is? I dont know what to do with myself in this empty house! I have never been alone this much in the house and I walk around lost half the time. The dogs just stare at me...and then when I have things I need to run out and do I dont want to leave! It's hilarious. By the time I get my act together the kids are home again???

I am sure I will figure it out eventually...

The best part??? On Monday I will be launching my NEW MONOGRAMMED GIFT BLOG! Complete with a great giveaway! YEp, FREE STUFF! Just in time for the holidays!

Check back on Monday! It will be worth it!
Tahoe Girl

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Polka Dotted Bathrobe

That is the article of clothing I will be wearing all week!

The store is closed, packed up and moved to my new studio and I am going to wear my bathrobe all week while I unpack and get organized! I am so excited!

Ok maybe I will throw clothes on to take the little one to school.

Maybe.
Tahoe Girl

Monday, October 26, 2009

Closing a Chapter...

I just deleted everything I typed the first time cause it was lame and boring.

Here is the jist in true form..
I am closing my store.
It sucks but has to happen.
I will continue doing what I do from home.
I will have great new stuff and a great new website!
I will be spending a few days in my pj's once the store is closed!
I might even eat some bon-bons!

That is a much better way to put it!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nip in the Air..

Everything has been completely crazy around here! Between returning from vacation and getting ready for a holiday show my weeks have flown by! And before I know it Christmas will be here!

Yes, I said it, CHRISTMAS!

Can you believe it? Where did the warm summer days when I was going to get all sorts of stuff caught up go?

I am making so many changes around here over the next few weeks and you will be soo excited once they all come in to play! Lots of great holiday gifts for teachers and friends. Lots and lots of fun too!

Got to get back to work,
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, October 8, 2009

We have returned...

The vacation is over.

Sassy Tahoe and I cried all the way out of the Magic Kingdom last night. We really did not want to leave...

I am exhausted and depressed. Real life starts again tomorrow...

I will post lots of pics and all the details over the weekend but I do want to know what you think of my upcoming Christmas card pic?????
Raising a Little Cane, Merry Christmas, Love The Tahoe Family
HAHAHAHAHA!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Last Minute Lucy...

We leave for Disney in less than 48 hours...

I am just now working on making the kids tees and "party favors" for the members of our group.

I have known about this trip since February.

Am I ever gonna stop being "Last Minute Lucy"?

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Easy Button

I get so mad every time I see a Staples commercial with that damn "Easy Button". I even went in the store and asked to buy one, they all just looked at me funny...

Wouldnt life be grande if we all had an easy button, heck I just wish I could "control/Alt/delete" on occasion and reboot!

Damn, being a grown up just sucks sometimes!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, September 14, 2009

SOS to Mothers of Grown Boys

ok ladies (and gents if there are any)...I need your help.

I am the proud mom of two boys, and one sassy princess...that said I am stumped at a "boy issue" I am currently having...

Mini #1 just turned nine, he is still a little boy but in a big boys body. My dilemna you ask?

HE STINKS!

Yes, you read that correctly. We have hit the age of B.O. BIGTIME. The problem is it doesnt go away! Soap, deodorant..NOTHING WORKS!

What do I do? I don't want to have the stinky kid in school, he is cute and funny and even still wears monogrammed insignia tees. But he smells like a locker room.

Please wise moms of boys who are grown, enlighten this girly girl on what to so with her stinky boy? I can handle PMS and acne and everything girly (it was only me and my sister so I am completely lost here!) but this boy has me stumped! Does puberty really start this early? What is next? Oh my I have so many questions....

Who wants to be my mentor?
Tahoe Girl

Sunday, September 13, 2009

...

OK I know I have been WAY behind in blogging lately and well, between baseball games, birthday parties, school, PTA, work, friends, and a babillion more things, I have been working feverishly to update the website!
Tonight I have added a TON of new products! There are still more to come so check back often but as an incentive to check out our newest products I am offering my readers a 20% off coupon!
Yes, a coupon! Just in time to start your holiday shopping!
So check out the updates at The Monogrammed Gift and enter TahoeGirl in the coupon code box to get your 20% off! It is that easy!
Here are a couple of new things I added tonight....




Not to mention all the great Monogrammed Decal options, the monogrammed frames, bib and burp sets...Oh and there is soo much more to come! The holidays will be here before you know it!
Tahoe Girl




















Friday, September 4, 2009

PURGE!

Ok, so I have been putting off the daunting task of the kids closets since summer started. Since I can smell fall quickly approaching I decided I CANNOT put it off any longer. I mean I gotta know what they are gonna wear when the air turns crisp and leaves start to fall (Read, need to determine the amount of shopping I get to do).

So I started with Mini #1's closet. EVERY SINGLE PAIR OF PANTS IS THREE INCHES TOO SHORT! He looks like Steve Irkle in jeans! He is also SUPER skinny (Imagine a toothpick with a head) and he has to jump up to double digit sizes. He is gonna look like he is playing dress up in dad's clothes! I told him to be prepared to be that kid that wears shorts year round or I was just gonna add a ruffle to his jeans...

Once I dug further into the closet I found among TONS of dirty clothes....the chain to our broken swing, a full (But MOLDY) water bottle in last years backpack, a broken telescope and Jimmy Hoffa! (OK, he isn't really in there but there is sooo much crap in there he definitly could be!)

I am now scared to venture past his closet into the others.....
Digging Deeper,
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Crosses For Carson....



Is that not one of the cutest faces you have ever seen? This sweet little boy is my nephew-in-law and his name is Carson. During the month of April (2009), Carson was diagnosed with Idiopathic Infantile Spasms at just 9 months old.

This news has just been devastating to his family and mine. He is the cutest, happiest baby ever and this news is just heartbreaking to say the least! At this point we do not have a lot of answers, mostly questions but we have learned that one thing that will help Carson and his family is a seizure alert dog! They have applied and been approved to get one of these sweet unique puppies but it cost $13,000.00!!!!

Many people have stepped in and done fundraisers, from car washes to raffles and everything in between (some neighbor children had a lemonade stand and raised $75.00 all by themselves!) and as of today we are ONLY $1400 from our goal!!! YEAH TEAM!

One fundraiser we have been doing is Crosses For Carson! These adorable glass bead and wire crosses are beautiful and make a great gift. They also help to remind us of the blessings in our lives everyday!

Please check out their website (Click on the picture) and order crosses today! Only $1400 more and Carson will get this puppy that help his parents sleep at night! (Most of his seizures are at night!)

Also, Carson's mom has started a blog about day to day life with two kids and all the craziness that includes, not too mention when your baby is sick! I cannot imagine. I have three beautiful healthy children and it could have just as easily been me or you or your neighor! Visit her blog SUNSHINEANDSNOOPY.BLOGSPOT.COM

ALSO, I would really appreciate it if you shared this info with anyone and everyone you know! Post it in your blogroll or dedicate a post to it! It really is a worthy cause!

Please Help Carson get His Puppy!
Many thanks and blessings!
Tahoe Girl

Saturday, August 15, 2009

True...Very True....

Recently a very close friend told me the best way to handle your problems is to face them head on and be honest and up front about it. That is exactly what I have done...I trusted her and felt the weight being lifted just by those facts alone.

The second part, which is my favorite part, she told me if I did this new opportunities would come my way...and she was right! New doors are opening for me and I am very excited!

So, I guess the moral of my story is....have faith in all aspects of your life but ecspecially yourself!

Truly Inspired,
Tahoe Girl

Monday, August 10, 2009

5-0

Why is that anytime you are around a police man or woman you automatically start thinking about all the stuff you have ever done that could get you in trouble? And you are positive they know each and every detail? Or if they are behind you in traffic you start checking to make sure there is nothing "fishy" in the car that could get you in trouble, even though that has not been a possibility since the early nineties?

Or, if your standing in line at the gas station with three mini's in tow next to the cutest cop since Police Acedemy 1, you are praying they don't do or say anything incriminating...or that the oldest one accuses you of trying to starve him to death because you wont buy him the big bag of cheetos and a mountain dew?

Oh yeah, he watched me load them all into the car and buckle each and every seat belt. I am surprised he didnt double check that they had brushed their teeth this morning!

Thanks Mini #1, I will get you back in the not so distant future when you bring a girl home...I see baby picture wallpaper being ordered RIGHT! NOW!

Tahoe Girl

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Toooo Much Info...

As we are getting ready for the first day of school at the Tahoe Household I need to catch you up on our progress...

With POTTY TRAINING!!!

We have had a great week with some serious progress! Only a few accidents and I feel confident that I can send him to school tomorrow in elmo undies and he won't completely embarass me!

BUT....

As with my other two children Mini #3 has had some trouble with the whole "poop" on the potty thing. Today we thought we were about to achieve victory until as he is sitting on the potty crying and obviously holding it in....

His Reason?...

"NO I cannot do that, if I do dragons will come out of my butt!"

We are now in search of a "dragon slayer" so we can achieve FULL potty training success. Any ideas? I am game for anything at this point!

Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For Immediate Hire...

Wanted: Full Time House Mom
Start Date: IMMEDIATELY
Job Duties Include: grocery shopping, meal planning, meal preparation, meal cleanup, general house cleaning, laundry (lots of this), closet cleanouts, bus duty (both am and pm), daycare dropoff, pta meetings, commitee chair, school plays and events, soccer games, baseball games, team mom for both, practice carpool, homework, book reports, science projects, make drs appts, attend drs appt, potty training, arrange playdates, arrange childcare, birthday parties (both attend and plan), birthday presents (wrapped and tagged), teachers gifts, coaches gifts, family gifts, animal care, vet appts, car maintanence, house maintanence,pay bills, clip coupons, referee, warden, childrens scrapbooks, nurse the sick and the wounded and most important, still be in a good mood at the end of each and every day!

Pay: This position does not pay in actual money, and does not include any overtime or hazard pay. There is no vacation package or 401K, but there are benefits including hugs from three adorabke kids!

Average Work Day: 24 hours/7 days a week

If you know of anyone interested in this opening please contact management immediatley!

(Maybe those people out in Utah have a good idea, more than one wife could really be handy sometimes.....hmmmm, I might have to look into that!)
Tahoe Girl

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sending Out An S.O.S....

While the cutest thing on the planet, Sassy Tahoe is an untidy packrat!

While the minis and Titan Boy are gone today I am reorganizing her room. Trust me this is a HUGE JOB!

This is where I need your help...
Sassy Tahoe LOVES ART! All types of art (wonder where she gets the creative streak from?)

Anyway, I am at a loss for organizing all her supplies. There are crayons and markers etc etc etc ALL OVER THE HOUSE! This is beginning to drive me crazy!

Please send me your best organizing ideas for this type of stuff.

My budget isn't big enough to raid the Container Store so I am hoping all my blog friends can help!

I'm desperate and drowning in all this stuff!

HELP!
Tahoe Girl

PS Mini#1's room is next and his downfall is video games so if you have those ideas I will take them!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

whirlwind...

I am sure you all thought I got on a boat and sailed away forever but I didn't!

I survived the beach trip with the mini's and only had two meltdowns the whole week! Yay me!
I will pots pics of our trip very soon. Pinky Swear!


Since I have returned from vacation it has been a whirlwind of chaos and I am just weeks behind in everything.

Promise to catch you all up real soon!
Tahoe Girl

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Destination Vacation

The monogrammed Tahoe is overpacked and waiting for me to drive off!

Not sure if I will have internet while I am away but I am sure there will be lots of stories to tell when we get back!

See you in a week!
Tahoe Girl

Friday, July 10, 2009

I checked....

and I am glad I did!

There was not ONE PAIR OF UNDERWEAR between the three!

Seriously?

Oh, and no toothbrushes either....

Guess this was going to be a fuzzy teeth and commando vacation!

Still packing and prepping,
Tahoe Girl

I feel for Kate.....

While I think Kate Gosselin is quite whiney I wish she was here right now.

I have no idea how she packs 8 kids for a trip to the beach every year without going postal and throwing kids out the windows. I am close to that point myself.

Titan Boy thought it would be a great idea to send them upstairs and tell them to pack their stuff for the beach themselves. I now have three rolling backpacks by the back door and have been instructed that they have everything, didnt forget one thing and I am not allowed to touch the bags to check.

These are school sized backpacks and we are leaving town for a week. What are the chances there is even a pair of underwear in the bag?

If I survive packing this trip will be a breeze!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, July 9, 2009

T-36...

Hours and counting till I load up the monogrammed tahoe and head south!

There is so much still to do and I am headed to the mart to buy for the store and the website tomorrow! I will keep you posted on all the new things I find...

If anyone wants to come over and pack these kiddos up for the beach I will take all the help I can get!

TG

Monday, July 6, 2009

Should Have Learned by now....

When you live in GA you should be used to pop up thunderstorms.

They happen all the time without warning (or a cloud in the sky).

So that means I should NEVER leave my sunroof open when I run in somewhere cause when I return it just might have a console full of water.

It also might happen twice in the same month.

You would think I would have learned my lesson the first time!

a Soggy Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Committed...

I just committed to taking the mini tahoes to the beach for a week.

Alone.

I did it under the pretense that the free condo I have borrowed from a friend was a one bedroom. I though no problem, they can have the room and I will sleep in the couch and watch tv and read books all night. (My own version of vacation).

I was wrong...

It's not a one bedroom condo, it's a ONE ROOM CONDO!

Like ALL OF US IN ONE ROOM FOR SEVEN DAYS!

They are SOOOOO excited!

I am SCARED TO DEATH!

Tahoe Girl

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Faux Pas......

Turns out, the skirt I was wearing yesterday was a little shorter than I thought.

Turns out, when I bend over in said skirt you can view what is under the skirt.

Turns out, a very good customer thinks I have "cute cheeks".

I am soo embarassed!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Obsessions...

Everything has not been sunshine and rainbows around here lately but I have still found away to keep my self giggling and realizing there are people worse off then me...

Check out my new favorite haunts...

Texts From Last Night......you will laugh so you hard that you will get yelled at by your coworkers to shut up and get back to work

FMYLIFE.......yep, people have worse stuff happening to them than me....

No, these are not G-Rated and some of it is downright obscene but funny nonetheless....

Have fun....
Tahoe Girl

Friday, June 19, 2009

Applause Now Sign

Do you ever wish that you could have a studio audience when your having an argument with someone? You know, one like they have on talk shows so that when you prove your point they cheer you on and make you feel right.

I would love to have one.

It would be soo much fun!

And I could have used it today more than once!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Making A Scene

This may or may not have been what happened at my Starbucks this morning.....

SB Employee: Good Morning Welcome to Starbucks what can I get started for you today?

Tahoe Girl: Yes, I will have a Grande White Mocha with two shots of vodka please!

(extended silence)

SB Employee: Scuse Me?

TG: Grande White Mocha add two shots of vodka

SBE: Ma'am, we dont serve vodka

TG: You should

SBE: Ma'am its ten fifteen in the morning.

TG: Do you not hear the three kids fighting in the backseat?

SBE: Please pull around.

As I drive around Starbucks employee is awaiting my arrival with a very puzzled look in his face. He then explains that they don't serve alcohol but maybe he will put it in the suggestion box for me. I reply that a White Mocha with Vodka would be nothing but a hot white russian which would be the perfect breakfast drink. Again, puzzled look.

The best part, he tells me where the closest liquor store is that sells mini bottles!

Not a bad idea, I am thinking of keeping the console stocked with airplane mini bottles of various liquors just in case!

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Function Junction

If you could make your house as functional as possible what would you change?

Think about it, we work real hard to make our houses (or living spaces) pretty and attractive to others but is it really functional?

Mine's not.

Here are some things I would do to make the Casa da Tahoe muchmore functional...

1. First, I would have to change the shape to round. With these key things in the middle...ginormous laundry chute that send everything into the laundry room divided by color, person etc. Nect to the laundry chute would be a ginormous trash chute that sent anything I dropped in it straight to the dump! (ok and maybe a donation chute wouldn't be a bad idea either)
2. In the center of all bathrooms and the kitchen would be a pop up tile and hidden underneath would be a hose spicket and a drain. Then you could pop the tile, hook up the hose and wash away the mess at anytime!
3. I would have the LARGEST PANTRY STORAGE ROOM EVER! And it would look something like the last catalog I got from the container store. Everything would be color coded and labeled by Tahoe Family member and the storage space would NEVER run out no matter how much crap we have!
4. And just for me....a padded room.( Also known as a Panic Room) No one would be able to enter but me and it would be the most relaxing place on the planet, built just for me (Since this is a fantasy post we can say that I might kidnap ROBPAT and hide him in there but I digress)
5. Last but not least, on the outside of my house I would install a handle. What would this handle do you ask....when it just gets to be too much I can then go outside and FLUSH! Yep, like a toilet, flush the house and whomever is inside! Then like magic everything would be put away and smell like Pinesol!

That just might be the perfect house....

What would you add?

Tahoe Girl

PS...oh I forgot one thing...a trap door at my front door, the DARN SIGN in our neighborhood says NO SOLICITING!!!!! Maybe a trap door would encourage those pesky salespeople to actually read it cause the large black dog sure don't scare them away!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Change of Plans...

I thought I would be showing you great pics of dinner at Clemsongirl's house last night but instead I am telling you about the surprise birthday party she threw for me!

Last night I arrived at her house and when I walked in people jumped out of everywhere to wish me Happy Birthday! Turns out Titan Boy is a rock star and called Clemsongirl and asked her to help him surprise me for my birthday (which is next week!) They got me, I had NO IDEA AT ALL what they were up to!

It was loads of fun and I am still trying to recover from the event. (Read drank too much tequila here)

Tomorrow I will post pics so you can see how much fun we had!

Titan Boy...thank you so much for doing this for me! You have no idea how much it means to me that you went to such length to surprise me! I know I am not easy to pull one over on but you got me! I love you!

Tahoe Girl

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Evidence...

I promise you tomorrow's post will be so worth reading....

Maybe it's because there may or maynot be evidence that Clemsongirl's Coach does exist!

There may or maynot be pictures of me with Coach posted here tomorrow.

Just you wait...
Tahoe Girl

Friday, June 5, 2009

atleast a beer...

or twelve will round out this week...

Oh My! This week alone I have ......

completed two swimteams spiritwear...(which include a drive around my elbow to get to my thumb)
completed 120 hats and 150 shirts in one night
completed two baseball teams uniforms and spiritwear
had record breaking numbers in the store...

The best part..I only got cussed out twice!

Cant wait to see what next week brings.......
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

BUSTED!!!!!

I am sooooo embarassed right now!

Two guys from the office across the hall just come over to see who I was yelling at...

I was not yelling...I was SINGING!

I am the only one here so i added my ipod to my wardrobe and started belting tunes at the tops of my lungs! I do this at home and Titan Boy laughs and says I need to stop making all the neighborhoods dogs howl!

I guess I can't sing!

I guess I need to realize that everyone else cannot hear my tunes and really doesn't want to hear my version of them either...

Oh, Well...
Tahoe Girl

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Uh-oh!

As I have mentioned we have entered into deathcon 4 around here, in many households it's just called potty training but not in the Tahoe household. It's just plain bad!

Bad because he is the third child and I kinda don't care if he goes to Kindergarten in a diaper in two years. He will only do it once.

Bad because I don't want to visit every bathroom in every place we go.

Bad because I forget to go myself how am I going to remind him every ten minutes?

I do know he's ready and smart enough. He is just messing with me at this point and here is how I know this....

Picture It....GiGi's Kitchen....Friday 7:30pm....Cutie Tahoe has managed to arrive in a dry diaper, wear a bathing suit for almost an hour, never enter the pool and is still all dry.....He is standing in front of her pantry and I hear......UH-OH (which is never good).......I turn around and all I see is a river on the floor....so I run grab him and say "Stop and let's go sit on the potty"...to which he replies...."No, I done now, can I have new pants?"

My silver lining in this story...atleast he said Uh-oh!

Tahoe Girl

Thursday, May 28, 2009

What if?

What if I talked to people the way they talked to me?

What if I lied to people the way they lie to me?

What if I let people down the way people let me down?

What if I hurt people's feelings like people hurt mine?

What if I thought I was a better person, parent, friend, business woman, wife than other people?

What if I was as judge mental as other people?

What if...?

But here's the thing....I'm not! I am NONE of those things and because of that fact I am always the person who gets mistreated, lied to, let down, my feelings hurt, questions myself and gets judged. Because I LOVE with my WHOLE heart and want to see the good in every human being I get trampled on and taken advantage of! I get lied to and walked all over!

The truth? As much as it hurts and upsets me, I don't want to be anything different. I am me and I love who I am! I am an obnoxiously optimistic person and know that there is always a silver lining to every cloud! There will always be sunshine around the corner if I look hard enough! I am just like my grandfather, if he had twenty dollars and only needed ten he would give away the other ten just cause someone else needed it more than him. He was a ray of sunshine on every cloudy day! I am proud to be that kind of person. As much as I don't want them to get hurt, I want my children to be like me.

Because what I have that those people don't, is to know what it is like to love with your whole heart! And as much as it hurts when it gets broken, it's worth every minute just to have felt it!

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Banana-daids

I love summer vacation!

I love the fact that I can throw the older two kids outside with the neighbor kids and tell them to play until it's too dark to see!

The reason I needed them outside?....Mother In Law coming over in T-12 hours and I have to clean this S**THOLE up! There is CRAP everywhere! Remember I have been busy at work which means I have not been busy at home!

Funny thing though, she will now be coming every Thursday so I guess every Wednesday night I will be doing the flight of the bumble bee cleaning routine. Which includes dusting, spraying febreeze everywhere and picking up various piles of crap. If your bored and want to come help I'll send you directions!

My evening was topped off with this little cutie from Sassy Tahoe (who was all sweaty from playing outside)....

"Let's see who can get upstairs faster, you or me...and don't forget..you gotta get a Hello Kitty banana-daid for my little toe cause I made it bleed playing baseball with the boys!"

Oh how I love summer!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, May 21, 2009

i see the light...

at the end of the graduation/teacher gift whatever whatever whatever tunnel.

I am almost done being belittled by people who think they are the reason I get up in the morning.

I am almost through the sea of towels and blankets waiting for a name added to them.

I am almost done with swimteams and baseball teams.

Then you get your Tahoe Girl back.

You don't want this one.

She is tired and irritable and her favorite word is "NO!"

It will be soon and then Stressed Out Tahoe Girl will go back in the closet til October when she will re-emerge with her tinsel in a tangle for the holiday season.....

Can't wait can ya?
STG

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Miss Me?

I know you are wondering where did Tahoe Girl go? Well its graduation and end of the year and I am working like a crazy woman these days! But there is tons of stuff going on around the Tahoe household so I will update you shortly! May is actually crazier than Christmas around here so I might be in and out for the next few weeks but I will drop in with a giggle or two when I can...

Your first giggle........

Tahoe Girl

Saturday, April 25, 2009

And the winners are....

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!



I am soo excited to have so many comments and new followers that I have decided to make giveaways a regular thing! The next one is going to be so cute I cannot wait to show you!



But, on to the matter at hand....



The winners are....
Orange Bucket......Debra
Yellow Bucket.....MMM
Red Bucket...Henley on the Horn
Green Bucket...Teacher Girl
Pink Bucket...Elizabeth, The Strate Family
and the grand prize blue bucket and matching beach towel winner is.....
Mrs. Newlywed

Winners were chosen at random by a customer in my store! She had a blast drawing the names!

Please email me cwilliams@monogramseg.com for the name, font and color to put on your bucket and I will get them out to you by the middle of the week!

Thanks again everyone! Can't wait to do it again!
Tahoe Girl

Friday, April 24, 2009

Down to the Wire!

Only 24 hours left for the Beach Bucket Giveaway!

Read the Post below and follow the entry instructions!

And I may or not have decided to giveaway a bucket in EACH color!

Drawing at NOON Tomorrow!

Tahoe Girl

Monday, April 20, 2009

Beach Bucket Giveaway!

Summer is almost here!
No one can go to the beach without their bucket!

I have just added these adorable beach buckets in 6 colors to our website! Each one is personalized with a name or monogram in the color of your choice.
$8.00 each
Get one for everyone in your family!

But you can get one for FREE!

All you have to do is...
1 entry..leave a comment
3 entries...become a follower
5 entries...Post my giveaway on your blog!

That is it and one of these cute buckets is yours!

On Saturday at high noon I will draw a name from the bucket and post the winner on Saturday Evening! Good Luck!

And you never know, a matching towel might be a bonus!

Tahoe Girl

Rant!!!!!

Ok, as I sit here and eat my Wendy's bacon cheeseburger I am surfing the net for fun and cute things! And I have finally had it! This is gonna get long winded here but I gotta vent!

On almost every website for monogramming (including Etsy and Ebay) there are embroidered items that feature College names or logos and Sorority/Fraternity letters. Did you people know this is illegal if you are not licensed by those organizations? Did you know that you are hurting those of us who actually went thru the painstaking process to get licensed and paid all the fees? Did you know you are hurting the organizations them selves by creating merchandise that they ahve no control or input in? Each organization has rules about what you can and cannot sell, embroider, etc. They protect their images with everything they have and if it was ok for everyone to just do whatever they pleased who knows what would happen!

I hope you realize that IF (should be WHEN) you get caught the fines are astronimcal! For major universities it can be thousands of dollars. It also is my responsibilty as a licensed vendor to turn you in! Yep, I am supposed to, according to my contract, to turn you in. Do you realize that if I started doing that I would spend ALL my time doing that. That is how many illegal vendors there are out there!

So to end my RANT, please do two things for me....don't buy from unlicensed vendors! Make sure they have the appropriate logo showing their accredidation to that organization and if you are an illegal vendor...STOP MAKING THESE PRODUCTS OR GET LICENSED! Saying "I didn't know I had to be licensed" does not excuse you from the penalties when they catch you. Oh and they audit your books worse than the IRS. They will get all their money from you!

Feeling alittle better!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Introducing Mini Tahoe #1.....

Tonight Mini Tahoe #1 mentioned he had made some videos with the camera. My thoughts? I didn't know the camera did that, but after he went to bed I downloaded them to my computer.

And now for your viewing pleasure......



video

Now, I am not real pleased with what he singing about but I am impressed that he wrote his own lyrics. I think all little boys think that stuff is funny..

Lucky for you there are 6 more videos for you to see! I will add them one at a time and they will keep you in stitches! Pinky Swear!

He needs an agent, anyone wanna pick him up as a client?
I'll be the "Momager", cause he owes me atleast 10% for putting up with him!

Tahoe Girl

PS...sorry about the nose picking thing....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cake Walk...

So after a very long day, Titan Boy comes home and says...

"If you start making three times what you make now, I will stay home with the kids full time. It will be a cake walk compared to the way it is now...you know, working full time, taking care of the kids and the house. It would be so much easier!"

Would you like to know what I did today that he thinks would be "so much easier"???

It all starts at 8:30am... leave house to go by #1's school to drop something off, while there he comes into the office needing something for his raging poison ivy, leave school with him in tow...head to #3's school to drop him off but have to drop stuff at a friends on the way, she hooks me up with benadryl for poison ivy boy and we head to preschool, drop #3 at school (late of course) and head to drop #1 at my mom's so I can try and get a little work done, after calling her 5 times I wake her up (we also rang the doorbell like 30 times and it was 9:35ish) drop #1 and run to work, pull into parking lot at work and Titan Boy calls me to tell me #2's school called and she doesn't feel good and is laying down til I get there, head to her school pick her up, realize #3's school is across the street and by the time I pick up #1 from my mom and head home with two sick kids it will be time to pick him, so i swing back thru his school and pick him up an hour after i drop him off, run back to my moms and determine in route that poison ivy is serious when its close to your eye so call the pediatrician, they can see us in 20 mins, throw all 3 kids in the car and head to the dr, see dr, get meds, head to pharmacy, head to a drive thru, finally go home...its only 12:10pm

But that is soo much easier! Sounds like a cake walk to me!

Thank the lord that the nanny comes back tomorrow so I can get some work done! What was I thinking cutting her back to three days a week? Oh yeah, it's much cheaper, but how much is my sanity worth?

Still working well after midnight!
Tahoe Girl

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Break????

It wouldn't be a week in April in Georgia if we didn't experience...

Freezing Rain and Snow, 80 degree scorches and Possible Tornadoes!

Yep, all in one week! Gotta love the south.

Going to get Uncle Henry, Auntie Em and Toto and head for the storm cellar. See ya tomorrow, Over the Rainbow!

Tahoe Girl

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saved Again...

Not sure what is funnier...

Titan Boy out in the backyard wearing a surgical mask to protect him from the massive amounts of pollen we are currently dealing with...

or...

Watching Mini #1 save him from the 12 inch snake that jumped out of the grass....

I wish I had the video camera ready so you could witness the hysterics for yourself, an 8 year old weilding a shovel to hack up and remove a 12 inch snake from our backyard while Titan Boy stands way far back dancing around with the heebeejeebees...

(I of course was not anywhere near that little snake either)

Too Funny, remind me to tell you the story of the "dead" bunny later...it will make you pee in your pants!

Tahoe Girl

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Line Starts Here...

After getting into trouble for blowing his book fair budget, Mini #1 started to give me a serious attitude problem! When I reminded him that he need to "Check his attitude at the door" his reply was....

"I couldn't, the line was too long!"

Yep, thats my boy!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More Stuff...

Please check out THE MONOGRAMMED GIFT's Blog for more great clearance items. We are talking garage sale pricing here and there are some seriously great deals to be had! Shop quick before all the good stuff is gone!

Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Urban Legends...

In this modern day of the internet it is very easy to prove something into an urban legend. All you have to do is check out snopes.com and you will learn that Bill Gates is not sending you money for forwarding an email or that you won't be held hostage cause someone left a piece of paper on your back window. To my luck I have been trying to find out the answer to an urban legend and snopes.com is no help....

The Urban Legend I am trying to prove true or false?

Clemsongirl's Coach

I have been friends with Clemsongirl for almost a year now and I am beginning to believe that Coach is nothing but a cardboard cutout she inserts in to the Christmas Card Pic every year. I have heard of people meeting him but I have yet to have a true sighting of my own.

Here are a few examples of my "near misses" with Coach...

1. Last 4th of July...we attended the parade with her, he came to the fireworks....
2. Holiday Party....He was away at a Coaches Convention
3. Every picture is only of his INCREDIBLE abs...no face
4. The best one...last Sat we attended a baseball game with Clemsongirl and her minis. Coach was in the dugout with his players. The boys kept saying "Look Daddy's waving at us". All I saw was a man leaning over but his face was blocked by the pole of the fence. Then when she took them to the bathroom and I stayed in the stands, HE WAS IN THE BATHROOM! Of course he was...

She swears I can come ring her doorbell anytime and meet him but I am sure the moment I did, he would have just run to the store.....

Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Insecurity

Last week I changed the layout on the blog. (What do you think?)

Anyway, in the process I deleted Google Analytic. (OOPS!)

So everyday I have been checking to see how many of my fabulous friends have been checking up on me and the number is a BIG.FAT.ZERO!

It's so depressing. I feel like I am all alone! (Until I figure out how to put it back! HELP CLEMSONGIRL!)

Now that you are getting to see my insecurity in full swing leave me a comment and let me know your here! You don't need to write anything fancy, a smiley face works for me. Just something! I want to know your visiting and until I get the analytic up and running again I have no idea whose stopping by.

Now you know the real me...
Tahoe Girl

Monday, March 16, 2009

It's not gone...just moved...

What was I thinking? This blog is about my crazy family not work. That's the other blog...

So I moved the clearance stuff to my other blog...


Swing by and check it out...there is some great stuff over there on clearance. I will also keep it updated with new products and happenings. So check back often!

Tahoe Girl

His nose is growing...

Littlest Tahoe CANNOT Lie! He is about to turn three and he seems to have discovered how much fun it is to be mischievous. Lately his favorite thing to do is rip out the "pop-ups" in books. This is normally not a big deal, just a mess, until he found Mini#1's new $35 Star Wars pop up book. (side note if you have a star wars fan in your house this book is SOOOO cool!)

He has ripped the top of the ship and separated the Beasts head. Great! Lovely, the best part is he cannot lie about it. When I sat him down to discuss this I asked him if he tore up the book. He immediately says no and then closes his eyes. HE WONT EVEN ATTEMPT TO LOOK ME IN THE FACE! He cannot roll his eyes but he tries really hard and looks everywhere but at me. At the same time he has puckered his lips..half fish face/half pout. He is so cute when he does this that I cannot even attempt to get mad. I just want to grab him up and love all over him.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to get mad at this child! He gets away with EVERYTHING!

Do you think he knows this? Has he mastered the art of getting out of trouble already? If so I am SO.SCREWED!

I mean, could YOU get mad at this face?
I just want to kiss that face!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Inspired...

The Lawyer's Wife has inspired me! She has been cleaning out and posting items for sale on her blog at some GREAT Prices....so I started looking around and decided why not. It's time for a spring cleaning in the store.

The best part, you will get some GREAT stuff at INCREDIBLE discounts!

I will start posting items tonight and it will be first come, first serve.

Be right back!~
Tahoe Girl

Monday, March 9, 2009

If your looking for me...

I will be the one barely moving probably still sitting in this chair. Why do you ask? Because I thought it would be cool to show a bunch of 8 year old's just how good a baseball player I used to be. What I forgot...I'm not 14 anymore and my body does not move like that either. Ugh! What was I thinking? I will probably cry when I wake up tomorrow morning cause I am pretty sure I have detached some muscles and twisted some joints in ways they shouldn't be but now twelve 8 year old boys think I am awesome cause I can throw you out from center field as your sliding into home!

Next week I am going to teach them all how to slide like a pro...who wants to go ahead and send me some icy hott?

Sore and Smiling!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Its Damn Hard!

I never thought it would be easy to be a parent. I know they don't come with instructions but I didn't think it would break my heart and make me fuming mad at the same time!

This time of year everyone is getting spring fever and the activity level around hear soars! And of course, I get busier at work. This means this full time working mom starts to feel like she can't handle it anymore. Trying to juggle all of this makes me feel like I am not doing my job as a mom. Homework doesnt get done til the last minute, snacks get left at home, lunch money accounts go negative, it's just plain crazy! And when the kids melt down cause they are tired or hungry I just want to cry. My heart hurts and I feel like I am doing my kids a disservice by working. But not working is NOT an option. They do like to eat and wear clothes so I have to work. It's that simple.

And I am a completely attentive mom! I never miss a school party, a practice a baseball game. I am always team mom for one kid or another and I get to know their friends etc etc!!!

What I am hoping is I know some of you are past this point in life and maybe you can reassure me that your kids turned out normal! That they didn't end up hating you for working or feel deprived cause their mom didn't "stay at home".

I hope when they are older they will respect the fact that I worked and understand why I did it. Many kids I see have no work ethic anymore and if nothing else, they will see that they have to work hard for what you get!

with a heavy heart,
Tahoe Girl

PS I promise tomorrow I will post something funny, cause there have been some funny things going on around here......

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Atlanta is much safer now!

Top story on our news tonight...

Even though Atlanta City Police has experienced many layoffs and have had to cut back on personnel they are keeping alerts up to date with Twitter!

Twitter is now the way to keep the city on alert.

I guess warrants and arrests will all be done via text message now.

And all mugshots will be shot with a camera phone.

Glad our safety is at the TOP of the list....
Tahoe Girl

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Party Pooper

I went back and deleted my original post for today because it was lame. Really lame.

When it comes to snow I am a party pooper. I don't like it. Its wet and messy and screws everything up. Most people love the snow, they get all excited when it snows! Me, not so much. Probably because the day in the Tahoe House goes haywire.

Currently there is a pile of hats, gloves and other whatnots for cold weather dumped on my kitchen table. By the end of the day, every single piece will be wet and have run through the dryer at least once. Keep in mind that there is not a matching set in this pile. It's all random.

I have already once today spent 45 minutes getting everyone bundled up so they can go outside and play. They lasted 10 mins each. Then they come in and strip back down, put on different clothes and go find something to do. In about 20 mins they will request bundling again cause they really want to go back outside! My dryer has started it's day long run and there are random peices of clothing hanging everywhere to dry.

Now I know why my mom always drank heavily on snow days....I think I hear the vodka calling...or tequila...maybe I'll get crazy and mix em all together!!!

Buried in a Snowy Pile of Laundry,
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Drumroll Please...



Go straight to website here!

After many sleepless nights, the website is ready for shoppers!!!

There will be new products added everyday!

The Monogrammed Gift is full of great gifts for every occasion!

Take a sec and check it out!

And because I love each and every one of you, you get 10% off your first order!

Just enter "tahoegirl" in the coupon code box!

I would love to hear what you think and also any product ideas you would like to see would be GREATLY appreciated! I will draw from the comments and send you a special gift from The Monogrammed Gift!



Happy Shopping!
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The reasons why my legs are not shaved...

1. Even though I have been doing it since the 5th grade I still suck at it. I either cut myself or miss giant patches of hair.
2. I work at least 80 hours a week.
3. I would take ten more minutes of sleep over shaving my legs any day.
4. With three mini's I never get an uninterrupted shower.
5. I have barely figured out that Intuition razor thing I have. (Why does the bottom lotion run out WAY before the top)
6. I have been married for more than 10 years.
7. I am wearing jeans or pants until May so whose gonna see em?

I do promise that if you see me all dressed up I have shaved my legs, good thing is that only happens on rare occasions.

Tahoe Girl

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bert's Big Adventure 2009

I am still on cloud nine after the sendoff party yesterday!

We have a morning radio show here in Atlanta that puts together a trip every year for 14 children with disabilities or illnesses to go to Disney World. They include everyone in the family, mom, dad, the siblings, EVERYONE gets to go! It is such an amazing thing and Monograms wanted to get involved!

I have wanted to get involved for the past two years but was not quite sure how. This year the opportunity walked right into the store! I was so excited to get the chance to work with this group and provide some fun but functional items for the families.

So this year, Monograms made family tote bags and t shirts for the families of Bert's Big Adventure! Check out our handy work!





We also, as a thank you, made waterbottles for the on air personalities...check out Jenn and Melissa with their super cute waterbottles...



They gave Vicki and I staff T Shirts from the event!



Please check out their website www.Bertsbigadventure.org You can see all they are doing to help these families escape from real life and be spoiled for four days! It is an amazing event each year and they can take all the help they can get! Maybe you know a family who needs their help or can help in other ways!

It warmed my heart to see all the kids and their parents smiling and having a great time at the sendoff party yesterday! I hope we can continue to work with them in the future! I am already working on next year's version!

Pay it Forward!!!!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm a Dumba$$....

So last night my fabulous assistant and I headed downtown to stay at a hotel because we had an early event and thought it would just be easier (read sleep later). So after her small group meeting she swung by to pick me up. We head down to the hotel around 10pm. Excited to hang out an work on the website! We get there (30 minutes later) and I look in the backseat for my bag. It's not there!

I left it on the dining room table! So I call and wake up Titan Boy to ask him to put it outside so I can come back and get it and not wake up the household. He laughs, but does it!

So we get checked in, get our key, and head back to the suburbs for my stuff!

I have lived in Atlanta my entire life, I have been driving these roads for 19 years. I went the wrong way on 285!!!! Yes, the wrong way!! And I did not realize it until I had been going the wrong way for 20 minutes!!! Ugh!!!!!

So needless to say, what should have taken 45 minutes took just under 2 hours!

When we finally got back to the hotel it was all we could do not to pas out on ourselves!

Some days I am just a dumba$$!!!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It is...

possible to eat one too many bites of a dark chocolate raspberry candy bar.

But it was soo good! Might have to go get more :)

Tahoe Girl

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Obstacle Course

As as self proclaimed "super hero", I realized something today...every task a mom has to do is pretty much the same as running a military obstacle course. There is a hurdle at every possible spot and many times you miss something so you have to go back and try again...this theory applied to me trying to get Sassy Tahoe to a birthday party today. Here is a little sample of how this course went for me...

-Chase Sassy Tahoe upstairs to get in the shower...obstacle #1 introduced: the bathroom that is a total disaster cause Littlest Tahoe wanted to play bubbles in there
-After the shower getting Sassy Tahoe dressed...obstacle #2: everything I pick she hates so I have to continue to dig throw laundry piles to find something she is willing to wear
-She is dressed but we still have to brush hair...obstacle #3: all hair brushes have disapeared
-Searching for hairbrush...obstacle #4: Littlest Tahoe crying on the stairs cause he cannot go to the birthday party..PWEEZ MOMMY!!!!
-Hairbrush found, hairbrushed and the race begins for me to get dressed...obstacle #5 Oldest Tahoe now wants to talk to me about what he and his friends did on Friday afternoon. Really now?
-I'm dressed and heading to wrap the present...obstacle #6: wrapping supplies are in 15 different places! Run up and down two sets of stairs three times before I finally settle on a cellophane bag and cute bow!
-Finally headed to the door with Sassy Tahoe, Me dressed in something almost matching, present in hand, on time...obstacle#7 The address of the birthday party? I think I know where it is but have to google it just to be sure...

No wonder I am exhausted. Everyday is like boot camp around here.

I think I am going to contact all those video game makers about making a "supermom" video game, starring me, of course!

Tahoe Girl

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Stay Tuned...

I promise I am not trying to be a tease but I am running behind on my BIG reveal!
Almost ready....just a little while longer...

just to keep you guessing...


heehee...
Tahoe Girl

Monday, February 9, 2009

It's gonna be big....

Something big is coming this way!

Stay Tuned!

Details will follow!

Tahoe Girl

Friday, February 6, 2009

My turn! My turn!

It's my turn for the 6th Folder, 6th picture tag....


Sorry for leaving ya hanging...my computer froze part of the way thru this post and I guess the title was all that made it....

this is my 6th folder 6th picture. This is the Mini's on Christmas morning at Gigi's house.

Your just lucky you didn't get the 7th pic....Titan Boy in his jammies opening presents!

So I am supposed to tag six bloggers but ya know what? I am tagging ALL of you who read this! Post the 6th Folder, 6th Picture and share with us...that way we can learn just a little more about ya....

Back to cleaning out the basement...
Tahoe Girl

Monday, February 2, 2009

just curious...

Why do the hairs that stick up and stand out on top of my head have to be gray?

Why can't they be brown or highlighted blond?

I mean really, it's as if they are screaming "I NEED TO DYE MY ROOTS!" from across the room.

It's not like I don't know that I need to visit the bottle of lady clairol.

and I would pluck them out but then I really would have thin hair cause they are starting to out number the others...

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

On My Soap Box

My BFF from childhood is a teacher. I have spent the past couple of days catching up with her and have learned so much I didn't want to know about being a teacher. I guess I knew it was going on but never wanted to admit it....

So here's the scoop, she is a high school teacher in another state. She teaches communication and speech and stuff. Should be pretty straight forward as it is an elective and not a core class right? Wrong! She doesn't give straight out tests, she gives speeches and projects. She gives them plenty of time to prepare and sounds to me like she is pretty laid back about the process.

Last week she assigned a speech due at the end of the week. Everyone was present at the time of assignment. One misses a day of school in the middle due to illness and then shows up unprepared for their speech. She gives them the opportunity to do it but the student refuses cause they were sick. Student gets a zero on speech.End of Story you ask? That would be a big NO!

What do you think happens these days when a student doesn't get their way? You guessed it Mommy and Daddy to the rescue! The students parents call the school and bless out my friend and the principal! My friend stands her ground (as she should) and gets reported to the superintendent for being a bad teacher! UGHHHH I am so mad! Now she will be forced to let the student makeup the assignment. The student wins!

There is no accountability anymore! No one is forced to deal with their actions. This is making me crazy. Why should kids even try when they don't have to cause Daddy can make it all better? Failing is a part of life, not everyone wins the game! It's called reality! And sometimes it sucks! The mini tahoes will not be bailed out when they don't do their homework or turn in a project. I will not harass their teachers into giving them slack when they don't deserve it!

No wonder our world is so screwed up, there is no cause and effect anymore!

Now I feel better,
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Complete Chaos...

In a different life I was completely, anally, retentively organized! Everything was color coded and clean and if you asked me for something I could put my finger on it in a second. These days...NOT.SO.MUCH!

I threaten to get organized everyday. I say I will make everything better. Do you think I have even started? Um. NO! I can shop for organizational supplies, I can plan for organizational weekends, I have a list of things to do that is 15 pages long (and that is just for the house!) I still make no progress!

I think I need the five guys to get the band back together and come help me. You know the ones...The Fab Five from Queer Eye. I know I don't qualify because I am a girl but I think they are the only ones who could help me.

Here is how I think the conversation would go upon their arrival...

Carson: Um Tahoe Girl, you know faded jeans have been out for like years now? And you seem to have an aversion to accessories....are those your only earrings? Oh my, is that a Twilight T-Shirt?
Ted: You feed how many Tahoes in here everyday? I mean I guess anyone can survive on frozen waffles and spaghetti but some want variety. Also, did you know spices and things expire? Honey is not supposed to be solid..
Thom: Ok, the color scheme is good and I love the collages with your family photots (Thanks Lawyers Wife) but let's talk about this sofa. I know leather needs to breathe but 30 stab wounds? And there are enough fruit loops in here to feed a small country!
Jai: I like your choices in books, they seem to be very diverse so let's check your music...Wow! This is gonna need some work...All I could find is Poisons Greatest Hits and Celine Dion..
Kyan: I need your stylists number! Your hair rocks! (Thanks Hair Girl)There is nothing more I can do for you, your fabulous!

Then like magic, my whole world would be transformed by Five Fabulous Guys and I would live happily ever organized, accessoried, after!

I know, I know but a girl can dream!
Tahoe Girl
So I am putting it out there Fab Five, come rescue me!

Monday, January 26, 2009

FYI...

Thanks to Google Analytics I now know the most popular search words that bring people to my blog. And now that I know this I am passing this tidbit on to you so you don't make the same mistake I did...

The most popular word that brings people to my blog is...(insert drumroll here)

HERPES!

Great, this is just lovely! I blog about this one time and it will stay with me forever! So don't make the same mistake I did, never, ever, blog about herpes in any fashion cause it turns out lots of people google "herpes".

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fishies in Heaven

This past weekend Titan Boy noticed our fish was floating. It was about time as Mini#1 received him for his birthday in 2007. But as usual, we went on about our day and forgot about floating fishie....

Fast forward three days....

I get a text from FabNanny "Did you know the fish is dead?"
UHOH, now that means the kids know. CRAP! I know death is normal and all that but its easier to explain when they are not watching him bob up and down in the aquarium.

I immediately text Titan Boy "Kids know fish is dead. Must deal with NOW!"

So when he gets home from work he gets Mini#1 and they go in the bathroom for the ceremony. At this point he doesn't seem phased by the fish dying so I think this chapter is over. UM. NO.

Mini#1 and I sit down to do his homework. Fractions. He has to draw pictures of whatever the word is and then color part and write what fraction that is. No big deal right? WRONG! First thing to draw. FISH! He immediately bursts into tears! "I Miss My Fish" I of course start laughing! I know that is wrong but I couldn't help it! I mean seriously he hasn't even done anything for that damn fish since he got him!

Tahoe Girl
One Less Pet:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

3 at 3

Ok I'm going to lose it one of these days! Having three kids in three schools is going to push me over the edge. Here's my life every morning...and keep in mind I am not a morning person at all! Never have been, never will be...

6:15am first alarm goes off for Mini#1 (I groan)
Titan Boy gets up and gets him started
6:30am Titan boy gets in shower (where he stays for atleast twenty minutes)
7:05am Mini#1's Bus comes (He's normally running to catch it)
7:10am I get Mini#2 up or attempt to which is normally followed by tears
7:20am Try to get Mini#2 downstairs to start eating or whatever (still crying)
Run back up stairs to get Mini #3 up so he can ride with me to take her
7:35am Finally convinced Mini#3 to let me put him down and Mini#2 has normally stopped crying by now, I run up stairs to throw on the closest thing (the parents at her school must think I am the most unattractive human on the planet)
7:40am If we don't leave right now she will be late to school but this is normally the point where she can't find one shoe or her backpack or her clothes itch. UGH!!!
7:59am Finally get Mini#2 to school where she turns into the happiest child ever! (OF course her teachers think she is an angel!)
8:10am Back home and running for the shower. Throw Mini3# in his clothes and put him in front of TV
8:20am Out of shower and digging through laundry baskets trying to find something to wear (more on my fashion issues later)
8:30am Move Mini#3 to downstairs TV so I can dry hair and find my shoes (many days I leave in my slippers)
8:40am til 8:50am Try to convince Mini#3 it's cold so he has to wear a jacket, put dogs away, try and make kitchen look like a bomb DID NOT go off in it! Get in car hopefully with Mini#3 and his backpack with diapers in it
9:15am Mini#3's carpool (normally last)

No wonder I am so tired everyday! It takes 3 HOURS to get 3 Kids to school! No wonder I am such a mess. Please add your two cents on anything that could help with this madness! (Just remember I am not a morning person!)

Tahoe Girl

Monday, January 19, 2009

OK OK OK Already!

I know I am way behind in posting. I am sure 4000 funny and amusing things have happened to me since I last posted but for the life of me I cannot remember any. I have been burying myself in work (maybe that's cause I sent most of my people on "vacation" till this economy turns around)and there is nothing funny there. I have a list of things to do 4000 pages long and don't even know where to begin.

SO help me get out of my slump...tell me something to make me laugh or even just crack a smile! I need some sunshine to brighten my gray winter days and I am sure you have something you can share!!!!

Please!!!!
Tahoe Girl

Oh, I remember something....the other night while I was arguing with Mini #1 he called his sister a "jerk" for something she did (or said or lip synced) and the next thing you know Mini#3 runs up to him and punches him and the back and says "No, you da JEWRK". Then he runs down the hall laughing in his rocket ship zip up fleece jammies. Ahh, its so much fun to have little critters running around your house!