Friday, April 30, 2010

Going Plumb Crazy!!!/ End of the Rainy Day April Savings Challenge

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!!

I don't know about you but Whew! April was TOUGH! With the pollen being out of control and the weather not making up its mind I am sure ready for MAY!!!

So, How did everyone do with the Rainy Day April Shower's Challenge? I know it was really tough for me.  I had my son's 12th birthday this month and mine & hubby's 8 year anniversary. Kinda hard when you arent supposed to be spending money lol

I am going to go cash in my spare change bucket today. My reward to myself ... CABLE AND HIGH SPEED INTERNET!!! ( and the peasent's rejoice!!! )

As an effort to cut back on our monthly bills we gave that up almost 2 years ago. AND boy has it been missed! Wireless isnt all its cracked up to be when you are in a dead zone!

So, Since I was such a good girl I treated myself to some new highlights in my effort to go back to my Blonde self and we are reinstalling cable and interenet to the house!

Let me know how you did :)

Ok so as I said before I went back to being a blonde. My reasoning for this is as such: I am 34 years old and I am almost 85% gray. I know its sooooo sad! But its genetic thanks to my sperm donor( my bio dad, I couldnt get the tall skinny genes right ?  GRRR ) OK so Its easier for me to be blonde because it blends in with the gray alot better because they when colored or highlighted become lighter blonde. which is a win- win for me. So here are some pics !

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Kissy, Kissy

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Hey Everyone!

So sorry that I havn't been around much. It's been crazy around here. =o) BUT!!! I am back and I have WONDERFUL news!  Who does'nt love free stuff!? Right, NO ONE! So,  My BFF QueenDiva @ Diva In Deep Thought is having a Celebration GiveAway for reaching 50 followers on Google and 100 followers on Twitter!! YAYY!!!! The items you can win are a $50 Torrid Card or a $30 Sephora card. Please click here to enter to win!! Its definately worth it!

Have a wonderful day!!!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Butterflies, Ladybugs and Blossoms Oh My !

Hello Everyone!!!

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend! It was so gorgeous out this weekened that I was feeling a bit inspired today. I was taking down all my easter decorations. And realized that I had NOTHING to put on my front door. As it is bright white it can tend to look really drab so I usually hang a wreath or someting on it. But since its not a holiday anytime soon I really didn't have anything. SO, < enter lightbulb ding here> I decided that I would get one while out running errands.

I went to Walmart first. They ofcourse had nothing, as they have taken out their craft department. And no longer had any kind of spring decorations unless they were garden statues. So, I then trolloped over to our local Roses. Its kinda like a cheapy department store that is not really a Family Dollar but not a Dollar Tree either.

Well upon entering there, I was completely lost. They had changed everything around. So I finally found their floral/ decorations department and they had the ugliest pathetic wreath in there. It, I swear had 4 flowers on it. And it was $20.00 Seriously!?

SO, feeling discouraged I headed into Hallmark to check on some Yankee Candles and see if they had anyhting. Yea they did, however $39.50 for a 7" green wreath was not in my budget. Especially since I am on a No Spending Challenge this month. Feeling sad now that I have nothing for my door. I realize that I have a gift card for $10.00 for the Dollar Tree that I won. YIPPEE!!!!! Here I go! I will just Make My Own!!! Why didn't I think of this before!

With my new mission ahead of me. I set off to the Dollar Tree.  I was not disappointed. I immediately found a  10inch Wicker Wreath $1.oo YAY! Then I saw these adorable flower bunches with Little Butterflies in them! OMG TOO CUTE!!! MUST HAVES!!! I grabbed 4 bunches! Grabbed some daisies and some greenery and was on my way! Grand total $7.00 

Feeling inspired. I get home and start making my new front door decoration. Upon finishing it. I realized it was missing something... But what ?? Then I saw that I had some left over Ladybugs from another project and I thought CUTENESS!!!! So I glued one on.

But something was still amiss... MORE LADYBUGS!!! :) So here is my finished project. All I did really was but the blooms off the big stems and add a little school glue and just stick them around and add the butterflies in and glue the ladybugs to the leaves. Let me know what you think! :)

Have a great Day!!

Kissy, Kissy

Work In Progress

Still needs something ??

Finished Project

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Step Out: A Walk To Help Find A Cure For Diabetes

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Last May I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It has been a struggle learning how to live with this disease. Especially since I am completely Pepsi addicted! That was the hardest thing to get used to. Alot of people really don't understand alot about the disesase. And there really is alot of misconception about the types of diabetes there are and how you know if you have it or not.

So, today, I got an email from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). They are going to be having an event called Step Out: A Walk To Help Find A Cure For Diabetes. I immediately jumped on this bandwagon! They are having the walk around me in Ocean City, MD on November 6, 2010.

So, since I live with this disease ,I thought that it would be an excellent idea to organize a team to walk.

I usually am not one to preach to people about their choices in life. But, since my diagnosis I have definately seen the light in takeing care of yourself. I am not perfect by any means. I started out ready to take this disease head on. Then in June, 2009 I lost my Dad. I went into a huge depression which I still struggle with and I just let everything go. I stopped the diet, stopped my meds and went on a total bender for the last 9 months.

I have seen and felt myself go down rapidly, and have decided that its time to straighten my act up and get back in the wagon and regain contol of my life. I know that this is a little heavy for the blogs that I have been posting but, I wanted you all to know that I would really appreciate the support in this cause.

I have started back on all my meds ( yay me!) Completely given up my beloved Pepsi < sob, boo hooo hoo> But seeing my kids grow and have a fruitful life is more important than my Pepsi fix lol I would also suggest that if you havn't already and you have diabetes in your family that you get tested. It is completely worth it. Its better to know than to not. =o)

So, Here is where I am now. I am stuck, I need a name for my team. I have been at this all day and can't think of anything that does'nt sound like a kindergarden soccer team lol.  I have come up with Voodoo Dolls, and Diabetic Divas.But, as I have some guys on my team they may not feel so good about that lmao.

Any suggestions?

Ok so I am a girl on a mission. I have set my fundraising goal at $2500.00 I know thats high but hey I think i can do it!  I will post more info as I get it. There wasn't much more than the date in what they sent me. I will have a link as well to donate online. But I have got to get a name first! lol

Have a great day!
Kissy, Kissy

Monday, April 5, 2010

Online Window Shopping!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today has been kinda all over the place. I have been doing laundry for... EVER and decided that I would take a break and check mail. Upon which time I got an email from my BFF Queen Diva Yoli. She knows that we are on a spending freeze for the month of April, yet because she loves me in some sick twisted way she torments me with an Email Wish List from Torrid. < UGH THE PAIN!!> So, like a good friend I look. Oh the cuteness she has found. AND ON SALE!!! < Hurry someone hide my wallet> So, since I have read this email I now feel the need to go and do some Online Window Shopping ( OWS).

 So like Columbus I set out in search of new worlds in Big Girl Fashion. Because, < enter soap box here> I have long felt that society thinks that just because we are women AND men of size that we need to look like we came off a retirement farm in Florida where Omar the Tent Maker has so disgustingly draped us in whatever large piece of unflattering fabric he has laying around. WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS! ( raises fist in the air !) WE are BEAUTIFUL People and We should not have to be Trendy outcasts for the lack luster options that we are given by people who think that they are doing us a favor by putting that crap on racks for us to choose from when there is nothing else. ok, I'm done ( for the moment) < remove soap box here >

SO, Oh Happy Day! I found some wonderful sites for you all to check out. I so cannot WAIT til April is over! cause CHA CHING!!!! It's gonna be ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!! ( in moderation of course) but the first item up for my reward to myself is going to be this lovely number from :

OMG sooo cute!! and it comes in a 6X!!!!!! How awesome is that ! They had so much stuff I was ohhing and aahhhing all day! And Clearance ! Glorious Clearance! Check it out !

Next was They have Trendy " club" clothes for the Big Girl. Super Sexy! Makes ya wanna get all dolled up and go dancing! Oh and BONUS! Free Shipping on orders over $75!!!  Check them out too!

And last but not least The Adorable Outfits at They even have a boutique in long Island. So if you are ever up that way you can check them out !

Well Happy OWS! Let me know if you order anything and send me pics of you in our finds and I will post them on the blog !

 " You cannot have too many gowns any more than you can have too many invitations to parties to wear them." ~ Miss Piggy

Have a wonderful Monday!!
 Kissy, Kissy

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Hey Everyone!

Sorry that I havn't been posting much. It's been a crazy weekend! I hope that you all have had a wonderful Easter! I know that we did. Between all of the egg hunts, coloring eggs, a easter party and Easter Dinner with the family. It's been well .... INSAINE!! lol.

I hope that if you all are participating in the April Rainy Day Challenge that you are doing well. We are day 4 into the challenge and so far I hav'nt bought one single thing. But, I am starting to feel the burn in my wallet. I am hoping that I will be able to just enjoy the week with my kids since they are off school and I will be cleaning out my closet. That is gonna be a week long chore in itself! Who knows what treasures I might find !

Have a great week Everyon!!!

<3 Kissy,Kissy<3

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April! OMG!

Happy April Everyone!

So My BFF Diva Yoli over at DivaInDeepThought decided that for the month of April she would challenge her followers to not spend anything unnecessary. So, no Spring Shopping Spree's. I thought this would be an excellent idea since well I have been going a little crazy with the spending here lately. 

So, If you are interested, come join us. The rules are pretty simple. I am also issuing a side challenge for everyone to save all their change for the month of April. Every time you break a bill the change goes in a bucket. On April 30, count it up and let me know how much you save. It might be enough to get you something super cute !

Good Luck and let me know if you are gonna try it with us ! :)

Here are the rules again:
1.No unnecessary purchases... PERIOD.

2.No clothes, shoes, or makeup for myself (however can accept gifts from others).

3.No clothes or shoes for kids or Miguel unless it’s a necessity (i.e. – the only pair of shoes don't fit or are lost and a new pair is needed.). Not having clean clothes to wear is not an acceptable excuse to purchase new – laundry must be done.

4.Only clothes that explicitly state “Dry Clean Only” on the care tag should be taken to the dry cleaner. All other clothing should be done in regular washing machines.

5.Sales are not an acceptable reasons to buy, if I miss a sale... oh well. 6.Cannot go to any retailer alone – need a chaperone.

7.Nail fill (no designs), and one pedicure. (or limit your manicures)

8.Limit eating out with the family as much as possible.

Sounds pretty simple right? Oh and on May1st you are absolutely not allowed to have a Store-Gasm and spend all the money you have saved lol!