I feel like this is an online ribbon cutting ceremony!
After many, many hours of work (because I am completely incompetent at wordpress) I have finally finished our new blog! There are still some dead links, that won't make any sense until the blog gets going - but for now, in my book, it is perfect.
Camille and I have talked about starting an online presence together for about a year now. The details have changed over and over again, as we think about different ways to do it. I really feel like this is the right formula for us, and there are so many more fun things to come, that I don't want to announce quite yet.
As I said before, there will be 7 different ladies posting each day of the week *always* Isn't that fun? you can always count on something new, an impossible occurrence on Pink Moss. I am just too busy for that. I see Pink Moss as carrying on, with my story telling and random thoughts - but view "The Solstice Sisters" as my creative outlet for design, decorating, tutorials, style ideas and more.
So what are we waiting for??!! Check it out! Please like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and add us to your feed burner! We will be using these entries for our give aways, and believe me, you don't want to miss them!
I've been working on something. Something BIG!
It's taking up all of my "extra" time to write, but believe me - in the long run, you will happy that you haven't heard much of me.
Think - Blog
Think - Seven Amazing Ladies sharing tips, one each day of the week
Think - Crafts, Beauty Tips, Travel, Decorating, and Story Time
Think about not having to hear me rambling on about nothing, whenever I decide to post. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE rambling, about nothing particular BUT add my new blog to my rambling, and I think we have a major win. I can't stay focused on any one subject for too long, but with the help of my friends to keep me on track...? Well, anything is possible.
I have been designing a Wordpress blog...ugh.... for the past several endless days. It has been lots of fun, and really frustrating - but I am happy with the results so far. I really enjoy creating in photoshop, and online. Whether it's photos, stories, or web design. Anyway - WE WILL BE STARGING no STARTING (got a little too excited there) on
Each lady will introduce herself, one day at a time.
My sister Camille (the one that came up with the idea) will be Monday
Yours Truly, is Tuesday
Wednesday is Melissa, my cousin
Thursday is Hannah, one of Camilles SUPER EXTREMELY funny friends from childhood, that I now claim as my own...
Friday is Meagan, another of Camille's darling neighborhood friends, that I also call mine now.
Saturday is Bobbie, another of Camille's childhood friends that you will LOVE
and Sunday, is Cassia - another of Camille's friends that I have adopted.
As you can see, I've been adopted into their circle. I will explain more about how this all came about on the new blog, because for now I am neck deep in code, pictures, and links! We will be having give aways the first several weeks, to get our readership going...so
Yesterday, I was laying in bed, like I had done the entire day, feeling sick - when I hear that laughter coming from my husband. It's the kind of gut busting giggle that bursts from the soul, and everyone wants to hear the origin.
Especially because it's rare to hear Jon laugh that loud. He chuckles, he grins, but when it's really good, he has a belly bust that is infection to everyone around him.
I sit up.
Look over to the soft grey, wrap around couch in our bedroom.
Cock my head to the side, and fire...
no answer, just hoops and hollerin'
Again, no intelligible response.
He walked over to my side of the sleigh bed, and says
"Earlier tonight, one of our children (who will remain anonymous - this is why I never write stories about my older kids) came in and explained that they must be having an allergic reaction to something, because she was itching all over her body, and asked for some anti itch cream. I pointed to the closet with all the medicines in totes, and they she took care of it."
I still didn't find the humor in his message, until he held up this:
Then I got it.
You see, I keep an extra stash of everything you could ever possibly need in a certain closet in our room. It is filled with medicines, shampoos, deodorants, band aides, hair spray, pads, tampons, shaving cream, and many other things that are all organized into about 20 totes.
I ran out of label makers, before totes.
I still haven't had the heart to ask if it worked.
I couldn't help but notice how well the Vagisil packet matched with the flowers I bought to plant in my front yard on Saturday.
They turned out beautifully, but my favorite part was when we were ready to go home, and Handsome announced that he had to go to the bathroom (again), and he couldn't wait until we got home. I walked him into the nursery's bathroom, and he exclaimed with sheer delight,
I am completely convinced, that the new best hit T.V. show would be Mommy Vs Wild.
If I were dropped off in a jungle somewhere, I have no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't have problems making it out alive, with the skills I have learned right here in my home. I have become an expert tracker, able to hunt down any particular child, by the trail they leave through the house.
Door left open, soccer cleats and socks on the floor, grilled cheese sandwich remains at the George Foreman Grill? Brighton. I could even predict within a short window of time exactly when that animal's tracks were made.
Suit case packed with trucks by the front door, half of an apple core on by the TV, and stuffed animals by books about dinosaurs? Jordan, for sure.
I also have no doubt that I could rummage and find sustenance. It is pretty amazing what we throw together around here to eat, with no apparent food in the kitchen. Only ketchup in the fridge, and oatmeal in the cupboard? Not a problem.
One of my very favorite things about being a mother, is reading my kids journal. I know, I know... That may be considered snooping in some parents book, but in my house it's expected - so does that count?
I found this entry yesterday, while cleaning backpacks left hanging in the garage, from when school got out. I thought I had purged all of them, obviously, I hadn't.
I found a month and a half old sandwich in one of Brighton's secret pockets - with a big ear wig hangin' 10 that fell on my chest.
*Get a load of this email I received, via linked in*
I noticed your profile and you sparked an interest in me. If you have a
chance, look at my profile and let me know if you would like to continue
I am here online to look for my true love, a woman that has a big
heart, ready for a serious and honest long term relationship, a woman that
believes in a one man-one woman kind of relationship, a woman that has
true moral, cultural and family values. I saw your profile and it caught
my attention, and I'd like to know more about you.
Please send me your email address and phone number so I can add you to
my messenger for better communication, and let me know the best time I
can meet you online for a chat. You can reach me directly on my email at ....... (I'll leave it anonymous)
Hope to hear from you soon.
REALLY dude? You are
going to proposition me after seeing my many children and husband on my
profile, and explain that you are interested in me because you want a
"moral long term relationship"? I am still laughing. Good luck finding
that kind of woman that would respond to this email.
Remember how I (Pink Moss) helped throw a blogging party?
Mingle, it was called - held at Soel Boutique at Shops at the Riverwoods.
All of the ladies in beautiful colors, were so fun to see.
The treats were divine.
The temperature was hot HOT H.O.T.
The photo booth was a party in a box (my right thumb is still numb from punching my own confetti).
I loved mingling with other gals that enjoy blogging. I guess now I understand why there is a Star Wars convention, hunting expo, jewelry expo...and on and on.
Birds of a feather, flock together.
Just take a look-see!
See what I mean?
Next time, you should come say HI!
(It was so fun to meet some of my readers. Thanks for stopping by!)
I know I talk about this every year on the fourth of July, and I will again.
Alpine Wyoming has the best parade in the world. We watch the hot dog eating contest at the cabin from 1:00 to 1:55, (well, everyone else does. I start dey heaving about 15 minutes in, and have to leave), drive down to the parade, set up chairs, and wait a few minutes until the parade starts.
No crowds of people, no saving seats for hours before hand, in fact I'm quite sure that half the town IS in the parade. The people in their hand made floats, throw the candy straight to your kids, (because they are the only ones) and if the happen to run out to grab the candy, the whole procession stops for them.
It's refreshing to see floats made out of things found in the town, such as tractors, old cars, or four wheelers. And the best part, is that the whole thing lasts about 15 minutes! Bingo! I'll never attend another parade again, unless I have to.