Monday, July 30, 2012

My friends pointed this out to me

A few weeks ago, while at my friends house (some of our "Boat Family") they pointed out to me that my almost 10 year old does not speak like a 10 year old. He uses big words and the way he speaks sounds older. I never really thought about it, until it was pointed out. Now I pay more attention and it's not only him, the other 2, of the older 3 boys also speak much like he does.

Yesterday I got a little giggle when my 10 year old's sentence began with "While I was doing some research..."

One thing that stuck out to me today was the fact that my 6 year old calls saliva... saliva. He does not call it spit or drool. My 4 year old was talking to him and he spit while talking. My 6 year old said to him "Zayne! You need to be more careful while you're speaking. You got your saliva on my face!"

I think it's kind of neat that they use more mature words.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

What a beautiful day!

Today was an absolutely beautiful day in this part of Connecticut. My husband and I took the kids to Bluff Point State Park and went on really pleasant walk on the trail. I just really love days like this. Gorgeous weather and quality time with the people I love the most. I can't ask for more than that. I don't know how I got so lucky, but I'm sure not complaining.

I took the camera along to snap a few pictures.


Yeah... My husband is pretty silly :).


 Just beautiful!










Friday, July 20, 2012

eShakti.com Review and COUPON code!

I originally planned to hold out on the review until I could have my husband photograph me in the dress I received from them (I photograph everything, but MYSELF is a challenge lol), however they sent me a coupon code for my readers this morning and I wanted to get that out there right away, so I figured it should go along with my review! I'll have to add a photo in at another time.


I'll start off by saying, I am very impressed with eShakti. The custom order process is very easy, their turn around time is exceptional, especially considering they are offering a custom product and they have a great selection.

The whole focus on custom sizing is genius. For someone like myself, getting a dress off the rack to fit properly, even just a casual dress, is nearly impossible because I am very short at just over 5ft tall, chubby after having 6 children and have larger breasts. You have the choice of choosing from conventional sizes (S, M, L etc.) or you can actually put in your own measurements (It asks specifically for what they need. Very simple). You also put in your height so that dresses hit where they are supposed to. Many dresses have sleeve options and you can even choose for a dress style to be longer or shorter than it was designed to be! It really is very custom. Some of the dresses have a vintage feel, which I love.

The mistake I made when ordering my sample from eshakti was I chose from a conventional size rather than putting in my measurements, so it's a little snug on the bust. That just further proves how awesome the custom measurement option is. Next time, I will be doing my measurements for sure (there WILL be a next time!). The dress IS what I ordered though. I chose a style that was sleeveless, but I wanted it to have short sleeves and I entered my height, so it wasn't too long. The dress arrived just as I ordered it. I want to say that from the time I ordered, until the time I received my dress was only about a week. That is amazing for a custom item! Besides dresses, they carry skirts, tops, scarves, fashion jewelry and bags!

Another thing I would like to mention is they are very inclusive! They go from sizes 0 - 26W. I think that's really great.

Admittedly, I had never heard of eShakti until I was approached to do a review and I was a little skeptical. Now they absolutely have me as a customer! I can get a dress or shirt that is custom sized, right to my door, without having to go to a tailor? Yes please! They are genius.



Here is their little gift to you, my readers. A 10% off coupon code that can be used in addition to their 40% off sale right now! It's good until July 31st, 2012. The code is below and does not have a limited number of uses.


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Oh, it's just one of those days

It's just one of those days where the pest control person sees your butt cheek. That happens to everyone, right?

I asked Navy housing to send pest control out to take care of the beetle and spider issue we've been having. They didn't give me any kind of time frame, of course. Well played, Balfour Beatty. Well played.

Just as I'm stepping out of the shower this morning the doorbell rings. I run butt naked and wet across my bedroom to look out the window and of course, it's pest control! I rush to pull on one of my husband's t-shirts and a pair of yoga pants, sans underclothes, because I'm in a hurry. If you've ever put clothes on while you're wet, I'm sure you can understand that it can be difficult. Well, because my yoga pants were sticking to my wet legs, I managed to tear a hole through what I thought was the thigh, with my foot. I just continued to get them on and I'd assess the hole later. I run downstairs nearly killing myself to get to the door before they leave. I apologized to the woman at the door, discussed where needed to be sprayed and turned around to walk toward the livingroom. I know she was looking at me when I turned around. I KNOW she was.

When she went back outside to get her equipment I suddenly felt a... breeze? I went and looked in the mirror. Oh. My. Word. The tear I thought was in the thigh, actually went from the crotch and thigh to more than halfway up my butt cheek. I very well may have caused vision damage to this poor woman with my bright, glowing white butt cheek just hanging out there to greet her [hello there!]. As I was running upstairs to change my pants, my 7 year old caught a glimpse of me and said "Um, Mom! What the... Why.... Why is your butt showing!?" *hangs head*

The woman never said anything, but I know she saw it. I could just tell. She looked like someone who had witnessed something disturbing... you know... you just know that look.


After typing this, I realized that I had turned around 2 or 3 other times while speaking to her, to calm the dogs down. Oh Boy.