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I am so excited to be co-hosting the Summer Of My Youth Link Up.

I am even more excited to relive my favorite summer songs, don’t mind me….I am just busting moves over here.  Bring on the neon. 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Isn’t funny how songs can take you right back to setting up your first lemonade stand, or hairbrush karaoke, or high school prom?

Do you remember those songs?
What were your favorite songs growing up?
Are you doing the Macarena now?

Written by Christina and Tim

Today we are kicking it old school….taking you back to our yesteryears.

Truth be told, I miss almost everything you can find below.  I miss the days where my biggest decision was if I should sport a side pony or a french braid.  I miss Zach & Kelly’s drama, and I really miss Vanilla Ice hairbrush karaoke.  I don’t miss my retainer, or indian burns, double dutch, or skipping portable cd players.

Brace yourself, I don’t need a time-travel-whiplash lawsuit on my hands. ninties kids rocked it from their heads to their toes ninties kids rock it all ninties kids rocked cool kicks Oh man those are some pretty sweet threads.

I really did own all of those things and I am really considering making my next party a “90s track suit” theme.  Whatever happened to all those old neon swishy concoctions?  Are they sitting in an attic somewhere waiting for their comeback?  But it gets better…. ninties kids rocked the accerssories Just for the sake of sweet-sweet nostalgia… ninties kids knew how to party What do you miss most from your youth?
Those color change shirts?  Fringe?
Paper fortune-teller game?  Dream Date?
Fake Barbie make-up?  Friendship bracelets?

Written by Christina and Tim

Everyone knows I am all about the blog lovin…

Big blogs, small blogs, pretty blogs, smart blogs…I love and read them all.
I love to share the love.

So when I found out I was nominated for the Liebster Award from the gorgeous Yasmin from Bangles and Bungalows AND I got to nominate other small blogs…I was basically flabbergasted.

You can buy those lovely farm trophies here if you hurry.

The Liebster Award means “dearest” in German and recognizes up and coming blogs with less than 3,000 followers. The rules state that I need to answer 11 questions from the nominator, provide 11 unknown facts about me, and choose another 11 nominees for this award to pay it forward. Get ready to learn a little about me, and find some amazing small blogs.

Here are the questions from Yasmin:

1. Who is your style icon?
My homie Kate Middleton is my style icon for sure, that girl is classic charm and preppy glamour.  I only wish I could pull of coral pants like her.

2. What is the grossest thing you have ever eaten?
The nastiest nast was when I chugged sour, rancid milk.  Seriously, who puts rotten milk back in the fridge.  I know that is not eating but it was pretty chunky so it counts (sorry for the visual).

3. What is your secret indulgence?
This will sound so strange, but I love to sit and eat Cheez-Its and mini Snickers.  It’s the sweet, salty, cheesy, holy caloric goodness that I crave.  What candy maker can I talk to about patenting a Snick-It?

4. Favorite all-time TV show?
Oh so many, but if I had to watch one on repeat it would be Three’s Company.  Friends is a close second.

5. What beauty product do you swear by?
I adore Stila cheek stain, even if you aren’t wearing any other makeup it gives you the perfect flush.

6. Who were you in a past life?
I know at some point I was an Indian princess, like with the full head dress and body paint.  It was great.

7. If you could live in any country (other than your current one), where would you live and why?
Do I have to choose just one, can’t I just be a vagabond?  I would probably want to live in New Zealand…I have never been there but I hear fantastic things.

8. What song is your anthem?
Cheesy as it is I always get choked up to the Star Spangled Banner, so I will stick with the tried and true.  Better than Ke$ha I suppose.

9. What’s your greatest fear?
Going crazy scares me more than anything.  You know all the movies where someone is trying to convince people that they can time travel or that they have ghosts and everyone says they are a total nutcase….I never want to be the person that people disregard as a loon.

10. Who is your celebrity look-a-like?
People tell me I look like Busy Phillip….yea I wish
11. If you could invest $10 million dollars in anything, what would it be?
I feel like this is super obvious, but saving the Great Barrier Reef.  Duh!


You want to know eleven things that you didn’t know about me….sit back and relax because they are comin atcha now:

1.  I played the violin for nine years, and quit just when I sounded bearable.
2.  I love raw dough.  Biscuit and cookie, I eat it till I’m sick.
3.  I am a really good line dancer, truth.  I love boot scootin all night long.
4.  I played soccer and tennis growing up, and I was terrible at both.
5.  I found out on my 23 birthday that I was allergic to cherries.
6.  I absolutely despise worms or anything that resembles a worm….trauma.
7.  I have never smoked a cigarette in my entire life, good kid here.
8.  I hit a deer once, I now shake while driving at night…no joke.
9.  Once I get something in my head, like White Castles, I can’t stop thinking about it until I go/do it/have it.
10.  I could eat spinach in anything, just call me Popeye.
11.  I bite my nails like all the dang time and I am stopping tomorrow.

Now for the good stuff….my nominees for awesome blogs that you might not know about yet:

Swish & Swoon
Floridays Mom
Scribbles & Notes
Belle & Beard
Just Two Crafty Sisters
Homemade Ginger
Little Paper Trees
Girly Obsessions
Mixed-Media Map Art
Kitch + Craft
She Makes A Home

Gosh, I know I am missing some of my favorites….I have so many!

I can’t wait to read all of your answers and scope out who you nominate.

Written by Christina and Tim

Hope everyone has a very safe and spooky Halloween tonight….don’t get in too much trouble.

We nicknamed the little dog “bugs” so it was only appropriate that we all dress up like insects.  She called dibs on being a spider.  I dressed up like a bumble bee for those in back.  And, well Taj ripped his ladywings off…but he started out as a ladybug.

 Tim decided to be an exterminator, and I want that on public record in case we all end up missing.  KIDDING!

Are you peeping my pumpkin…I am so obsessed that all I cared about in this picture was that my pumpkin make an appearance.  Do I care that me little spider is being poisoned right behind me, apparently not.  Big dog is streaking, ok but what about my pumpkin.

I chose the lumpiest, ugliest pumpkin I could find.  Then I vinyled my favorite blog’s name right onto the lady lumps and sprayed that sucker down.

Once I peeled the vinyl off, ok lets be serious…once Tim peeled the vinyl off because I had moved onto the next pumpkin…I had this masterpiece.

I got bored real quick on the second pumpkin and left poor T to do all the tedious parts.  Which I believe is why he turned my lobster into a scorpion.  Boys.

Seriously, that is a scorpion.

Is anyone else dressing up their dogs tonight?

It is a good thing she doesn’t bite….we’d be in trouble.

Have fun tonight y’all!

Written by Christina and Tim