Friday, December 24, 2010

Where does the time go?

I cannot believe 2010 is already about to end. Christmas is tomorrow and while everything here in the Tahoe household is mass chaos I wanted to take a minute to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! It all happens so fast these days that it is so easy to blink and time has passed!

I hope all of you have a happy, healthy and blessed holiday season and that Santa brings you joy on Christmas morning! I also wish he magically makes my migraine go away~

Back to cooking the turkey~
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, October 28, 2010

That reminded me...

Last night when going to bed, Mini #3 was discussing Transformers with Titan Boy. He kept talking about "Octopus Crime" and Titan Boy was laughing hysterically. Being that I have never seen Transformers didn't realize what was so funny.

Turns out the characters name is "Optimus Prime" and Mini #3 SWEARS it's "Octopus Crime" cause he's a bad guy....but this story reminded me of something hysterical Mini#1 said to me last year.

One day while in the car (probably on the way to baseball cause that is about the only place I seem to go these days) Mini #1 started a conversation with me....

Mini #1: Hey Mom, we are studying Mama Holly at school and I think it they are so cool!

TG: Um, who?

Mini #1: MAMA HOLLY!

TG: Mini, I have no idea who you are talking about but you can sure tell me all about them.

Mini #1: What do you mean you have never heard of Mama Holly, you know "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee?"

TG: (Tyring not to wreck the car from laughing) You mean MUHAMMAD ALI? The boxer?

Mini #1: Yes, Mama Holly! Wait, what's his name again?

At this point I can do nothing but laugh, because he really thought his name was Mama Holly.

They may make me crazy but atleast they make me laugh!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Epic Fail...

We are on vacation this week, sunning ourselves on the Gulf Coast in Florida! So far we have played on the beach, swam in the pool, danced with the dolphins and of course, burnt ourselves to a crisp.

As a mother there is one thing that really makes you feel like a failure. Sunburned Kids! I swear I have slathered and sprayed and completely covered them from head to toe in the thick white veil of sunscreen. Doesn't matter cause the sun finds the one spot I seem to miss or the sunscreen seems to wear off ten minutes into playing in the sand.

Sassy Tahoe looks like she got into a bar fight cause her right eye is sunburnt and Mini#1 has a ring around his belly were his pants rode down. They complain about how bad it hurts and it makes me fell HORRIBLE! I feel I have failed as a mom. Sunburn is preventable and I cannot seem to prevent it this year.

Guess its good we only have one more day or it might look like I am taking home red alligators instead of children.

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My recent adventures...

I haven't run away screaming to the hills. Dreadfully I have spent most of my time recently in the dentists chair! Ugh, it has not been fun..

This week alone I have had a root canal, a crown and a filling. I have had numb lips more than not and I am over it! Don't get me wrong I adore my dentist but I am kinda tired of looking at him...

What have you been up to? Hope its been more fun than what I have been doing!
Tahoe Girl

Friday, August 6, 2010

Not what I planned..

This post was going to be about the fact that school started yesterday and summer was over and how proud I was of myself for surviving my first summer at home with the Mini's in 5 years...


instead it's about this....

Last night right before bed, Titan Boy noticed a chunk on hair in the sink and the little sideburn trimmer was on the bathroom counter. Thinking that Mini #1 was trimming his sideburns or just goofing off and just making a mess I ignored it and went to bed.

Fast forward to this morning when we were giving him a speech about not messing with stuff that wasn't his, that is when I noticed something a little different...


He "trimmed" his right eyebrow almost completely off! Not to mention the fact that the center of his left one is missing too! He is 10 years old for goodness sake! What the heck? He looks ridiculous!

I couldn't decide whether to laugh or cry! I didn't want to start a war with him right before he headed out the door for school but I wanted to drag him upstairs and draw them back on like my grandmother used too! He has red hair so it's not that is overly obvious but once you look at him you know something is off.

Atleast we don't have pictures scheduled anytime soon!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, July 26, 2010


You would think since I have three kids I would remember how hard some things are. I mean I have done most things twice already so by the time I get to the third one it should be easy?? Maybe?

The "Binky Fairy" came to our house last night. She came and got all Mini #3's binkies and gave him a prize! I thought since he is 4 1/2 this would be easy but I was wrong! Holy cow he is now super grumpy and keeps asking me where she lives so he can break into her house and rescue his binkies. He says he doesn't care if new babies don't get new binkies cause those are his and he has changed his mind!

He did sleep all night last night but I think this is gonna be a struggle for awhile!
Tahoe Girl

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hurricane Monkey

Instead of posting something fun and witty I will be heading upstairs to put all of Mini#3's clothes back in his closet! He decided yesterday he didn't like the way his closet looked so he removed everything from the hangers and shelves and threw it on the floor!

The only thing keeping me sane is that school starts in 12 days! Then I might be able to function again!

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Point it out...

Do any of y'all have a friend or family member that points things out to you at inappropriate times? You know the grandma that points out your roots need to be done in a crowded elevator or a kid who tells you your shirts on backwards while your kissing them goodbye after lunch at know, THAT PERSON!

Today, mine would be Titan Boy!

In the middle of the baseball game he pointed out I had a "goat hair" (You know long hair sticking out off your chin). Not on the way home, not while we were brushing our teeth heading to the middle of the DAMN BASEBALL GAME!

I was then so paranoid I knew everyone was staring at it, I even asked him if he had a bandaid in his truck so I could cover it! I could not believe he did that! I was mortified until I finally got ahold of it and yanked the sucker out!

Really, couldn't he have waited?
Off to wax my entire body as to never be embarrassed again!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, June 28, 2010

Where did it go?

Summer that is...six weeks from today is a school day...crazy isnt it?

As much as I can't wait for school to start I will miss the lazy summer days we have gotten used to!

I guess we better make the best of July and go do some fun stuff!
Tahoe Girl

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Happy Day!

Not only is today Father's Day but it is also my 12th Wedding Anniversary.

12 years ago today I married the best guy in the whole world!

SO Happy Father's Day and Happy Anniversary Titan Boy!

I Love You!
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Seems to be a New Issue..

So lately I have been fighting a losing battle with an inanimate object. And of all things, it's my bedside table.

I should have no issues with the darn thing since it has sat next to my bed for fourteen years! I mean seriously, what the heck is going on?

Two weeks ago I went to turn off my alarm clock and knocked my very large glass of water over. Said glass of water spilled everywhere and of course, KILLED THE ALARM CLOCK. I still haven't gotten a new one but that is besides the point.

Two nights ago when I put my book down to drift off to dream land I knocked an entire pile of gummi bears (yes, i know they are bad but no judging) on the floor. Or so I thought, I mean they were everywhere on the floor so that had to be all of them right?

Wrong, the next morning after I staggered out of bed and headed to the bathroom, Titan Boy has this look on his face like someone just slapped him. I just ignored him and kept going until he says "What's all over you?" I have been asleep how the heck do I know?

Yep, you guessed it! There were gummi bears stuck to my face and pajamas. I think they were even in my hair! And since I get closer to forty everyday, I sweat ALOT in my sleep so you can only imagine the little sticky blobs they had turned into! I was so ticked off I couldn't even laugh...what a waste of my smuggled German gummi bears! (More on that later)

I guess at this point it's Table 1, Tahoe Girl 0.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

One Crazy Summer....

Every summer I say I am going to get all this stuff done and then before I know it summer is over and I have not accomlished a damn thing!

This summer I vow to be different.

This summer I will get my list done!

So far I have completely redone Mini#1's room and cleaned it out! (Yuck!) My dining room looks like a dining room and has for more than a week. I completely cleared the backyard of five years worth of neglect! The screened in porch is clean and we have used it. Oh and my car can be parked in the garage!

That's a great start but I have pledged to purge this house of all the stuff in it we don't use. I will have a garage sale at some point but first.....I am cleaning out the studio and everything left in it HAS TO GO! Time to get ready for the Back to School and Holiday seasons so I am clearing out the shelves!

Shortly you will find some great deals on The Monogrammed Marketplace's blog! And I mean some great deals! Then after I get it all cleaned out around here you will see a blog makeover and a BRAND NEW WEBSITE! Oh, I cannot wait!


Off to get started!
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer is here...

...which means I am overrun with kids screaming "i'm hungry or thirsty or bored or TAKE ME TO THE POOL!"

Y'all this is my first summer as a work at home mom in five years! (Yes, i miss the full time nanny in case you were wondering) but I am sure I will survive...

I just may not be any fun again til August 5th when school starts!
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


No this isn't about the super hot vampires from Twilight! Not that I made a paper countdown chain until the next movie comes out or anything but....

This is about a different kind of bloodsucker..the really gross kind.

Yes, I am talking about ticks....ugh just typing the word grosses me out!

Last week I found one on the dog...then I stepped on one in the downstairs bathroom! That bathroom looked like a crime scene straight out of a CSI episode! OMG it was nasty!

Then the next day I was talking to a client and felt something on the back of my head. Whatever it was wouldn't move. So thinking the kids somehow got gum in my hair I reached under my hair and yanked. Damn if i didn't pull a tick out of MY OWN HEAD! My client just stood there and then started laughing cause I was sooo freaked out.

I am about ready to cut down all the trees around my house and replace the grass with astro turf! I am normally not freaked out by bugs but when they are on me I cannot stand it! YUCK!

I had almost forgotten about it until my client forwarded me an article this morning... on "Safe Tick Removal"...the email only had a short note that read...."Thinking of you..."

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Penciled in...

When you have three kids you can't "make plans". I mean, you can, but inevitably something will happen, and you won't be able to attend. What is funny to me is that people don't understand this. They get so pissy when you have to change a lunch date or not attend a baby shower because your kid is throwing up or needs stitches or has a last minute project due. Do they not realize that we would love to have lunch and catch up with a friend over waiting in the ER for hours for a plastic surgeon to put three stitches in the kids forehead? I mean seriously people? Think about it! I would love a pedicure but the three little critters I created always seem to have a crisis when I am heading out the door!

The worst is when your dressed and ready to head to an afternoon of shopping with a girlfriend and the school shows up on your caller ID! The kids all seem to have a "mom is about to have fun without us" radar and they all of a sudden have a stomachache!

So the next time a friend with kids calls to cancel or change your plans go with it and be understanding. Actually you should be grateful it's not you with puke on your shoes! Cause you could be next!

Tahoe Girl

Friday, May 7, 2010

Unexpected Miracles...

Four years ago tonight I did not know that my whole world would be turned upside down in twelve short hours.

Four years ago tonight I was still only the mother or 2.

Four years ago tonight I did not know the biggest miracles can come in the tiniest of packages.

Tomorrow at 11:19am my baby will turn four.

Four years ago tomorrow I was blessed with the biggest miracle. Maxton was born 12 weeks premature weighing only 2.5 lbs.He was tiny and we were so scared for him. How could something that little survive in such a big world? He was screaming his head off when he was born even though they told me he wouldn't be able to breathe. He fought back with everything he had when they tried to do things to him when they said he was too little to fight. They called him a "wimpy white boy".

Well, this is my "wimpy white boy" four years later!

He is perfect in every way!
He is my miracle and reminds me of that everyday!

Happy 4th Birthday Monkey Doodle!
I love you more than I knew I could!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

It happens...

You know the Sugarland Song "It Happens"? It talks about how sh*t just happens and you have to roll with it and keep a smile on your face. Yesterday was such a "it happens" sort of day I cannot help but laugh at myself.

Two thirds of the day went by just fine until I had to pick up Mini#1 and take him to baseball practice. I arrived at my mom's to pick him up practice clothes inhand....then I realized I forgot his cleats. No big deal he can practice in tennis shoes. Then I realized I forgot his bat bag and equipment. CRAP! Luckily Titan Boy was home and met us at practice with the bag. We were only five minutes late....until Mini#1 pointed out I also forgot his belt and everytime he runs his pants fall down. DOUBLE CRAP! Quick thinking reminded me I had a belt he runs off to practice ten minutes late wearing a pink and green alligator ribbon belt! (He rolled his eyes at me and said "I really hope my friends don't see this!")

As he runs off I yell, "I will pick you up at 7 pm."

Fast forward one hour...

My cell rings and it's the coach..."Are you coming to get Mini#1? Cause practice ends a 6:30. It was supposed to start at 5 not 5:30....."

I just start laughing and tell him I am on my way!

See I told you, somedays "It Happens"!

Enjoy your weekend,
Tahoe Girl

Monday, April 12, 2010

Adventures with Wildlife..

Last night as Titan Boy and I were closing up to head to bed we noticed a VERY LARGE furry critter in our garage! We have a couple of stray cats that eat in our garage but this WAS NOT a cat! It was a HUGE RACCOON! And it was not scared of us or anything we did to try and "shoo" it away! It just stood there looking at us.

This reminded me of an encounter Titan Boy had with another HUGE RACCOON a few years ago...

Same type situation, late at night, HUGE RACCOON in the garage...Titan Boy went out to feed the cats (the strays have been here awhile) and noticed our friend "Rocky" eating the cat and dog food right out of the bag. He tried "shooing" it away but nothing seemed to run it off. Then Titan Boy got a great idea! We had some leftover "snap pops" from a birthday know those little white things that "pop" when you throw them on the ground? SO he grabbed a box and decided to throw them at the raccoon.

The raccon just sat there, staring at him...then the funniest thing happened! As Titan Boy is throwing them at him the raccoon starts "batting" them back at Titan Boy!!!! After half the box, Titan Boy gives up and lets "Rocky" eat us out of house and home! I am sure he went and got all his raccoon friends and they ended up eating all the pet food in the garage, laughing at us the whole time!

I know by feeding the cats in the garage this is not that suprising ( random wildlife) but YUCK! I hate rodents of any kind and I consider a raccoon a rodent! I had the "heeveejeevees" all night thinking about that furry critter!!

Remind me later to tell you about Titan Boy and the "dead" bunny, that one is the best!

Wildlife loves me!
Tahoe Girl

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thank you pollen!

I have been taking allergy medicine and cold medicine and it is making me MEAN!

I have been trying (not successfully) to not take it out on my hubby and children, so instead I am taking it out on the crap in this house!

So far today I have cleaned out the laundry room and all the neglected kitchen cabinets. This place is soo gross! I wont even tell you what I found under the stove drawer...

Off to run the dishwasher again...
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's the little things...

Sometimes it is just the little things that mean the most...

...a hug from my oldest DURING a baseball game, he didn't even care that everyone saw it!

...a text from Titan Boy just checkin to see how my day was going.

...a quick lunch with a friend just to catch up for fifteen minutes (life can be soo busy!)

...the sunshine finally warming things up

Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Inquiring Minds....

With three kids there is rarely a question presented to me that I have not answered before in some know the ones...why is the sky blue, etc etc. That is until last night, the littlest Tahoe threw me a curve ball with this one...

TT: Where does poop live?

TG: Um, what? Do you mean before or after it comes out?

TT: After it comes out, where does it live?

TG: Well, we flush it down the potty and then it goes to a water treatment plant.

TT: Oh, then what do they do with it? Cause it has to live somewhere!

TG: Well, the clean the water and then use it for other things.

TT: Do they use soap to wash it?

TG: Yes, strong soap, VERY strong soap.

TT: Oh ok, can we go visit my poop after they wash it?

At this point I exited the bathroom. How do you tell a 3 yr old you cannot go visit his poop? He already has a hard enough time "letting it go" and I don't want to scar him for life!

This one is gonna be a challenge...
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Time to confess...

Ok, some of you are going to think I am crazy or a whiny b*itch but I have to confess nonetheless.

My entire life I have heard "Your so skinny" "If I was your size I would wear a bikini everyday" "You must have good genes" etc etc etc etc

SO i have spent the last few years taking advantage of that situation and ladies it has finally caught up with me.

Lately I have realized that my "comfy" jeans are tight and uncomfy. My muffin top has become a "Big Top Cupcake" top! and well there is no chance in hell I am even thinking about bathing suits anytime soon. The truth is I have gained SEVEN pounds in FIVE weeks! SERIOUSLY!

I am also extremely out of shape and am embarrassed to what extreme this has gotten to! I have finally looked my self in the mirror and decided....


So far I have given up Starbucks (1 week in) minimized the amount of Cokes I drink (their stock might drop due to this) started taking vitamins and dragged the treadmill out of storage! (Tonight I ran/walked two miles and didnt keel over, yeah me!)

Now don't go sending me comments with extreme ideas cause those are not gonna happen, I like carbs and sugar and I am still gonna eat them BUT not the same way I used to. I am not gonna swill 800 calories each morning in my coffee (yes I said 800 CALORIES IN MY COFFEE!!!!) and I am gonna get moving!

SO wish me luck and I hope I am not too grumpy while I begin this trek. I have always taken "skinny" for granted and just cause people are a size 6 doesn't mean they are healthy!

Soon to be fitter,
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just one more....

OK I got my 100 so just read the below post and vote for your choice of reward!!!!!

I just need ONE MORE FOLLOWER to reach 100!

So I am going to offer a bribe reward to get me there...

If  I reach 100 followers I will do one of the following...
1. write 100 quirky things about me that you don't know
2. Let Titan Boy be guest blogger for a day
3. Post an obnoxious picture from my youth in a tacky outfit that I am sure my mother picked out
4. Something y'all suggest!

Pick one of the above and leave it as a comment! Then, when I reach 100 followers, I will do whatever y'all choose.

So what's it gonna be?
Tahoe Girl

Monday, March 1, 2010


I wont tell you the SUPER GROSS thing I had to do tonight, but I will say, that if i didn't love my dogs (one dog inparticular) he would be hunched over in pain and draggin ass everywhere...

OMG people, these damn dogs make me do grosser s**t than my kids do!

oh and his brother has pulmonary ademia, which means i have to give him lacix everyday which will make him PEE MORE IN MY HOUSE!

Never did I think about these things 14 years ago when I adopted the two little puff balls.They were my first children and now they are my first senior citizens to care for! They are 85+ years old in people years and turns out there is not an old folks home for dogs....

Tahoe Girl

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Best if by....

I just returned from the horrible chore of grocery shopping. I really do despise grocery shopping.

It takes forever and then I have to unload it (yes, Titan Boy helps!), put it away, clean out fridge/pantry and then cook it, clean up after it etc etc etc etc..

But I obviously have been skipping some of the above steps lately, particularly cleaning out the pantry.

There was some seriously OLD stuff in there! Stuff I didn't even realize went bad!

I mean, who knew that the two cans of Beef Broth should have been used by 12/12/2005? (Not sure what I would even use beef broth for?) Or that crushed pineapple doesn't last forever (exp. 2008)?

One thing is for sure in the Tahoe Household, Mac and Cheese will NEVER expire!

Next up, the spice cabinet!
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Adventures with Mom, part 2

Let me pick up where I left off.....

The funeral is over so Mom and I hop back into the Electric Blue Beetle Convertible to head back home. We find our way out of the cemetery with no issue and I think we are home free...

Then the conversation became this...
Mom: "Is he pulling me over?"
Me: As I look in the side mirror and see the blue lights right on our tail, "Yes Mother, he wants you to pull over thats what the lights right on your ass mean"
Mom: "But I didnt do anything"
Me: "Doesnt matter, PULLOVER!"

Finally she pulls over and immediately starts flailing around looking for her purse...

Me: "Mom, be still and quiet or hes gonna think your crazy and SHOOT US!"
Mom: "But i cant find my purse!"
Me: :Just sit still and when he gets here we can find it!"

SO Mom rolls down ALL THE WINDOWS! Every one (I was surprised she didnt put the damn top down too!) Did I mention it's freezing outside?

So Mr City of Left Of Nowhere Policeman starts walking up to the window on my side of the car. Guess it was safer cause I was on the passenger side but whatever I put on my sweet and innocent smile and wait for him to arrive at my door....

Mr. Policeman: "Ma'am, do you know why I pulled you over this fine morning?" (To me but remember I am NOT driving!)
ME: "No sir I sure don't!"
Mr Policeman: "When you went past me you were not wearing your seat belt...."

I immediately look down to check and seatbelt was on and had been on the whole time, it was alittle under the lapel of my coat but it was on..

Me: "Sir, my seat belt is on and is always on and since I have three kids I always wear my seatbelt so I can set a good example for them" (Yes, I really said that! What a suckup I am!)
Mr. P: "Well, ummmmmm, I see that, ummmmm, can I see your id?"


SO I reach in my purse and mom finally locates hers and we both go to hand them to him, he takes mine and not hers, he actually refuses hers!

Mr. P: "So Miss Tahoe your from city south of here? (insert cheesy grin here) What are you doing all the way up here?"
ME: (not catching on the come on) "a funeral"
Mr. P: (still smiling) I missed that, come again?"
ME: a funeral....for a family member, at the national cemetery.........(at this point he is just smiling and staring)

Mr. P: "Oh, ok, ummmmmm, well have a nice afternoon! (Hands me my id and slowly turns and gets back in his car!)

At this point I am dumbfounded, what the heck was that all about, and then I realized, HE WAS HITTING ON ME! He pulled us over to check me out! OMG, I almost died laughing cause he was not exactly my type (I mean call me picky but I like my men to have all their bottom teeth, in order and NOT the color of chewing tobacco!) My mom is still stunned that he never looked at her ID or even acknowledged her existence! For all he knew a gorilla was driving that buggy cause he only had eyes for me!

Being that my mom drives a very obvious car and all our family was behind us getting on the highway, I called my sister to make sure she hadnt seen us and gotten worried! After telling her the whole story she says to me in her attorney voice: "When he asked you why you were all the way up there you should have told him that its a F*****G Free Country, and you can go anywhere you damn well please and he can't do a F*****G thing about it?"

Um yeah, that's exactly what I said to him.....
Told you it was an adventure!
Tahoe Girl

Friday, February 19, 2010

Adventures with Mom... Part 1

Anytime I go ANYWHERE with my mother it turns into an adventure of SERIOUS proportions....

Yesterday we had to attend a funeral for a family member. This should be a somber post talking about the beautiful Military Service with a Marine Honor Guard, 21 Gun Salute and Taps but that is not the part I'm talking about....

This is...

After Titan Boy and Mini #3 left yesterday morning it was too early for me to get ready so I decided to watch the Today show and catch up on some Olympic highlights...which also means I fell asleep. OUT COLD sitting up on my bed in my bathrobe. Woke up at 9:45am with Mom picking me up at 10am. YEs I had only fifteen minutes to shower, dry my hair etc etc etc.We only left ten minutes off schedule so I figured we couldnt be too far off the plan....I was wrong...

The cemetery was more than 40 minutes North of my house in the middle of nowhere, next to left of the end of the world. And or course the address we entered into the GPS was not correct..After trying to turn the wrong way on a one way street, driving straight into oncoming traffic we finally turnaround and get on the right road. We are not twenty feet down said road when the GPS chimes "You have arrived at your destination". We were between 2 trailer parks, no cemetery in sight!

Being as we are women we pulled over and asked for directions...we were on the right road just had not gone far enough (Duh!) We finally find it with only seconds to spare as they are starting the procession as we arrive...should be no problem but my sister is not there yet! I quickly call her on the phone where she starts screaming at me for not being able to tell her where to go as  I do not know her exact location! Seriously! She is lost and it is my fault, I mean I should always know her exact location and be able to guide her to safety.

We talk her through enough of it to get her there but while waiting for her the procession took off without Mom saw them driving off so my job was to watch where they went while Mom did donuts in her Electric Blue Convertible VW Beetle waiting on my sister to make it up the hill...and when sister finally makes it up the hill, Mom takes off after the others as if we are the lead car at the Daytona 500. She actually hit 60MPH in a cemetery! Her comment "Well I can't hurt anyone they are already dead!".....

I wish that was the end of the story.....but it's not....

More to come,
Tahoe Girl

Monday, February 15, 2010


Today was one of those days...the kind I wish I could erase from my memory cause that would then mean it didn't happen. Nothing monumental even happened it was just my day to be super pissed at the world! And when I say super pissed I mean "i could cry at any moment for no reason I am so pissed". Yep, that is what I do when I get mad, I cry, then I feel better or look stupid depending on who is watching me cry. (Cause once it was my boss cause HR screwed up my paycheck and then went on vacay and I couldnt get it fixed for a week and I was smarter than my boss so I was real pissed!)

Some contributing factors to my super pissed mood could have been the potential for "more snow" (didnt happen) the sick mini (105 fever and no other symptoms) but couldnt go to school), school was out (meaning kids treat adults like idiots for the day) the lack of insurance card so cant take said sick kid to the dr (Titan Boy's company swtiched insurance and we are STILL waiting for cards!) or the simple fact that I was not able to locate a Starbucks between me and the long distance I had to drive to pick up Sassy Tahoe from her friends house! Think that could have done it?

I am also trying to get TONS of new products on the blog/etsy and plan a spring show for a line that is still only in my head...oh and then there are the regular customers I have that I need to take care of (got tons done tonight!)

You would think that the beds I made, dishes I put away or five loads of laundry I did would make me feel better wouldn't ya?

I am still trying to figure out how I worked outside of the house for four years???? I can't even get out of the house these days....everyone always asked me "how do you do it all?" and honest to God, I have NO CLUE! But however I did it, It need to start happening again!

Tahoe Girl

Friday, February 12, 2010

Go HERE now!

Preppy Paper Girl is is giving away

Go there now and leave a comment saying "Tahoe Girl Sent Me". Than you will be entered and so will I.

The more we post about it and comment about it the MORE she will give away!

Hurry, Quick, GO SIGN UP!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Prepare Yourselves...

Today, the most fabulous thing arrived in the mail! No it wasn't my check from Publishers Clearing House, it was the New Spring Catalog from Lands End Kids!

Now normally I just bend down the corners of the page, forget about the catalog and buy crap at the end of the season when its on clearance but then I saw this...

OMG! I almost had a You KNow WHat in the Kitchen!
I SUPER PINK PUFFY HEART THESE SHOES! I used to wear them back in the day when I was young and cute and I LOVED THEM! And it gets even better cause now I can order them for the Mini Tahoes!!!
The biggest is gonna be mad cause the dont come in black (just pink and navy) and they dont have skulls on them and he will have to tie them instead of slip them on but I DONT CARE! I am ordering them NOW!

And I just might get pink and navy for myself!

New Bumper sticker going on the Tahoe in the am..."Will Monogram for Tretorns"....

Happy Preppy Dreams...
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Need a Boat...

If it doesnt stop raining soon I am going to need a boat to get out of my house.

This is getting old real fast!

My brain is starting to feel moldy and the lack of motivation around here is ridiculous!

Please make it stop raining or I am going to see if I can take an Oceanic Flight that will crash into a crazy tropical island somewhere...Whose with me?

Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The calm before the storm...

Yesterday I had the privilege of keeping my adorable niece ALL DAY! She is almost three and is the yummiest thing ever!

Only problem, she is super quiet! I am half deaf between ear damage as a kid and having three loud and rowdy kids! She has to think I am crazy cause every time she said something I made her repeat it like 15 times! Then I still pretty much had to guess at what she was saying!

She even spent two hours riding around in the car with me while i taxied kids here and there. Not once did she complain!The day was so peaceful...

Then I picked up Mini#3 from school. Insert tantrums, arguments, fighting here and call it payback for my peaceful quiet day...

Oh well, atleast I didn't have to ask him to repeat himself!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, February 1, 2010


Thank Goodness it's February!

And maybe the kids will actually go to school for more than five minutes!

January is or was the worst...holidays, snow days, sick days and conference week. I swear everytime I got started they were back home messing my day all up....

Time to get more projects done...
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Truisms...Please add yours...

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page letter that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

20. The ponytail I spend hours on in the morning never look2 nearly as good as the one I get when I throw my hair up at the end of they day.

21. You always have a good hair day on the day you're getting your hair cut/colored. (Thanks Jill!)

22. You are so thrilled you have ____ at home for dinner, but that's the day your husband decided to eat _____ for lunch, even though he's never ever eaten _____ in his entire life. (Thanks Jill!)

Can't wait to add to the list...

Tahoe Girl


If you were hanging out in my kitchen the other night, you might have over heard this...

Tahoe Girl: "Hey Sassy, I still have tons to do before I put you to bed, would you mind reading your brother a book for me?"

Sassy Tahoe: "Um mom, which brother?"

Tahoe Girl: "Your older brother...(VERY sarcastically)"

Sassy Tahoe then gets up and walks around the table to her nine year old brother and in her sweetest voice says "Mini #1 would you like me to read you a book?"

Without missing a beat or looking up from his video game, Mini #1 "No, I am good but thanks!"

Sassy Tahoe "Mom, you didn't really think he would let me read him a book did you? I am going to get Little Tahoe and read him one, he likes it when I read to him."

Girl might be the smartest kid in kindergarten but sometimes she baffles me.....
Either way, mission accomplished!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gym. Tan. Laundry.

I sat my happy behind on the sofa Thursday night watching a marathon...not of anything educational or historical...I watched FIVE HOURS of the MTV show Jersey Shore!

Yes, I am one of the 4.8 Million people that watched the season finale, I know it's embarrassing! But damn that show is entertaining! I have never seen more drunk hookups, fights and cheese in one place before! It is great!

I have to admit I am a total VH1/MTV reality junkie but this's already on my dvr list to record next year!

Maybe when I grow up I will hang out on the Jersey Shore. Then I can get really tan and rock a bumpit. Can't y'all see this Georgia Peach in my monogrammed tahoe cruisin the strip???
Hee Hee
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Public Service Announcement

I am sure many of you have the same problem I do and it is about time I do something about it!

Yes, I am talking about SPEED DEMONS!

This moring while watching the oldest two mini's walk to the bus stop in the dark at o'crack thirty I noticed how many of my neighbors HAUL ASS on their way to work!

Listen Up Here People of Tahoe Lane! SLOW DOWN!!!! It is dark and early and there are children out freezing their little behinds off waiting on the big cheese! They can see you but can you see them? Probably not as you are in a hurry cause you overslept or cause your coffee spilled, etc. etc. etc.

I really dont care what your reason is SLOW DOWN! This is a neighborhood, not a speedway! There is no where you need to go in  such a hurry that you are willing to risk my childrens lives to get there! I myself am late almost everywhere I go but I dont hit 60mph in a neighborhood to try and shave a minute or two off my commute time. This is NOT ACCEPTABLE!

So tomorrow speed demons, don't be surprised if you see a wild haired women in a polka dotted bathrobe with a flashlight and a notepad writing citations! That will be me! You WILL slow down! IF you choose to ignore this warning I just might leave sticky notes all over your car while your sleeping that tell everyone you don't care about anyone but yourself! I might post pictures of your car in the Tahoe Lane newsletter so EVERYONE knows your offenses! I wouldn't cross me if I were you!

Come on girls jump on the bandwagon, let's go kick some speed demon ass! This can't only happen in my neighborhood, are they speeding through yours also?

Tahoe Girl

Monday, January 18, 2010

She's back....

Susie Homemaker, that is!

There must be something in the air around here cause lately, I have been kicking ass! No not in the literal sense (even though after the week I had last week I would have been surprised!)

Here is a recap of this past weekend...
Saturday....up before 11 (yes that is 11am, I LOVE To SLEEP IN!) made beds, put laundry away, cleaned up and out playroom! (This has been an ongoing project for like 6 months~!) TWO Football games watched!
Sunday...up before 11 (TWICE in one weekend, thats a record!) beds made, living room cleaned out and organized, two more football games watched, grocery list conquered, dinner made, Big Top Cupcake made (more on that tomorrow) and breakfast muffins made. AND I was i bed BEFORE midnight!

I even made dinner tonight after knocking five customers projects off my list, even with two of of three kids at home!

I think I might have a fever or something cause this is NOT normal! (This is more Tahoe Girl PRE kids!)

Clemsongirl keeps asking who I am and what happened to her chaotic, unorganized, take-out ordering friend???

But dear blogger friends don't worry, this can't last long! (even thought Titan Boy PRAYS it does!) I will be crazy again before you know it! (Baseball season is coming, that will throw a wrench into Susie Homemakers plans, it always does!)

Tahoe Girl

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Mom, where's my..."

"Thank you note from Mrs. Teacher? You know the one I got when I went back to school (TWO WEEKS AGO!)? I left it (dumped it) on the counter next to that pile of paper cause I want to hang it on my bulletin board?" said Sassy Tahoe.

"Oh, I filed it (threw it away) with a bunch of my stuff last week, I will dig it out (hope you forget) and find it for you after you go to bed" said Tahoe Girl

"Ok great, cause I really want to hang it up there!" said Sassy Tahoe

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!

I just posted TONS of sale merchandise at
Get over there quick to get some GREAT deals!

Tahoe Girl

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On the Menu...

There are many saying for bad days...

my mom's saying is my favorite...

"Life is like a Sh*t sandwich,
some days you take a bite,
some days you eat the whole damn thing!"

So to give you an idea of my day...

Today I have had TWO SH*T Sandwhiches, and I have eaten every last crumb!!

(And it's only 1:30pm!!!)

Tahoe Girl

Thursday, January 7, 2010

That's Fancy for...

Ok, I am gonna cut the crap and tell it like it is...

I DESPISE the bedtime routine in our house! Yes it ends with kids in bed but I hate it with a passion!

Most nights it goes something like this....

Approximately 7pm we head the younger two upstairs to shower,brush teeth, etc. Then after teeth are brushed and hair is dryed (yes I dry Sassy Tahoe's hair cause if I don't its a rats nest in the morning) we start pushing them towards bed. The next fifteen minutes is when I start to get annoyed....

Normally at this point someone forgets something downstairs, or has to pick the perfect book which of course is in the playroom or at the library or hasnt been written yet. Once all the above is choosen or handled we get them in the bed. (We have to divide up and take them on one on one cause otherwise it would take all damn night!)

This is where the choose your own ending starts...
IF you choose Little Tahoe you lay on the bed and read one book, normally involving Buzz Lightyear and you probably already read it four times this week but no big deal. Then once the book is finished you turn off the light and "sing songs". Now with this mini this is where it goes down hill. He doesnt want traditional night night songs he wants you the sing the theme song from Bob the Builder, or some song you have never heard of (which you of course find out later is a song Titan Boy made up and forgot to tell you!) After songs you kiss him on the head and start heading for the door. That is as far as you will make it before he "needs you". This normally means he has to take a dump. Seriously? I saw my freedom just threw the doorway and now I have to get him out of bed, remove full body zip up pajamas and pull up and get him in the bathroom so I can sit on the floor for twenty minutes while he "tries" to poop. Then he will say he really didnt need to go and you have to get him dressed again and back in bed. As you try to walk out again he reminds you that his water is on the counter downstairs and he wants you to go get it. After water is fetched and he is kissed on the forehead again, I start my escape, only to get stopped by him to make sure I am going to come back and check on him in FIVE minutes! By this point I need a shot of vodka to get my blood pressure back down to a normal range...

IF you choose Sassy Tahoe you head to her room for her to read you a book. Now keep in mind I am very proud of my over acheiving reading kindergartner but it takes her FOREVER to read you a book. Cause she of course does not pick easy ones. Normally they are Fancy Nancy books and we have read them like thirty times each! These books all have crazy words in them and then a glossary of terms in the back explaing the crazy words. Once she starts the book I am not allowed to interject unless she asks me to! This makes the book take about 20 minutes to read. What am I doing at this time do you ask? Laying face first on her bed begging for the clock to speed up or planning tomorrow nights dinner or trying to talk myself out of a tantrum! By the time she is done reading the book and the glossary of terms I am almost out of my mind. After a "huggie" and a few kisses I turn off the light and head for the door. Freedom is just a few steps away when she remembers something she forgot to tell me or wants to know what keeps the sun from falling on us or tattle on something her brother did to her over the weekend. At this point I am about to lose it! But I of course smile and tell her good night again. Then I head for the stairs as fast as I can and make it down about four of them before she realizes her water is on the counter in the kitchen or she has to take a snack to school tomorrow or something else random and crazy! I grunt out "GOOD NIGHT" and run down the stairs...not really caring at this point!

Now at this point it is normally 8:30pm and I still have one left to put to bed...Mini#1 and here is how this part goes...."Hey, get off the computer and go to bed!"....."OK Good Night Mom!" and off he goes. That is it! Love That Kid for That!!!!!!

Normally by now I am ready to become one with the couch but still have dishes, laundry or work to do.

And of course this ritual is a quotidian. (Thats fancy for happens daily!)

I am sure many of you have it worse but really I HATE bedtime!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My NEW Favorite thing...

Post Its for the blog...

Enough Said...
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Black and Blue

This year is starting off just dandy!

While shopping for space heaters at The Red Dot Boutique, I hit myself in the eye with one of the boxes.

Now I have a blackeye!

This is almost as embarassing as my Wii Bowling related shoulder injury.

Yeah me!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back on Track

It is so hard to get everything back to normal after a two week break! Even I become super lazy and try to sleep til noon everyday!

Not after today! The mini's all head back to school tomorrow so I have to get my act together today!
I need to go grocery shopping, work on some clients projects, finish cleaning mini's rooms, put away laundry, etc etc etc.

I am also stuck at home cause it is 19 degrees outside and Titan Boy has to fix my heater fan. Currently the Tahoe is alittle chilly without the heat working!

Guess I better get started!

Happy First Monday of 2010!
Tahoe Girl