Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Friday Five

It's time again for another Friday Five - Today I want to share some videos that represent The Mom Mayhem pretty well -So, here we go:

1. These videos are hilarious -I'm going to share a few of these -1st -Why it's hard to make mom friends:

I think most of us moms fall somewhere in the middle of these -I know I do -But, it's hilarious!

2. Another one:

3. And another one that I like - this time I'll share the link from Mompetition's Channel -You can also join the Mompetition Blog!

4. Here's a classic Bill Cosby video about having kids:

5. This comedian is also funny -Talking about parenting:

Hope you enjoyed these! Have a happy friday and a good weekend!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -As usual not really wordless ;)

Now, that school has been in session for awhile - We've got a stack of school papers. Mostly from my son as seen in the picture -A school bus he decorated,a "tooth" he painted,various papers he's colored,and even a letter the teacher helped write and my son decorated. You might be able to tell what my son wants to do with the papers -put ALL of them on the fridge which he did the other day. Around here there's a few things that might get tossed -like the mouth with "teeth" made from marshmallows -after our dog ate a couple of the marshmallows-crazy dog! But,for the most part I keep a lot of it -The kids each have a school box -and my plan is at the end of the school year/summer we look through it and see what we really want to keep-That's the plan anyway. What's your system for school papers?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My family is crazy

See, I've been thinking about doing a whole series of posts about how my family is crazy -Since I could probably write a book. But, heaven forbid they read this sometime -and besides I don't want this blog to seem like I'm "bashing" my family or anything. And I'm sure all of our families are a bit crazy in some way or another -So, here's a glimpse into mine...

As I've probably mentioned before that growing up my dad got custody of me and my sister (a story in itself). So, anyways 2 girls growing up with their dad is a little bit out of the norm to begin with. And my dad he's kinda a quirky minimalist,conspiracy theory type of guy. He's had a few different jobs-from working in downtown Tulsa to a few odds and ends ones especially the past few years but, now he's retired. And now he lives here:
It's our family cabin -Plenty of family memories -Spent some summers camping there-etc. And when I say camping it was pretty much camping you see the cabin -is shelter and it does have electricity -But, no running water! Since the outhouse is falling apart he is looking to get a bath house built -with water though.
So that's about my dad -
My mom wasn't really involved while we were growing up -even if it was her weekend for us to visit her -she seemed - busy a lot of the time with this boyfriend or that boyfriend. But, now I think basically she's overcompensating - there's a rare day that goes by that she doesn't call and sometimes her mom (my gma) too -So, yeah sometimes I get a few calls a day from them. Also my mom facebook stalks me -No, really she does! Like the other day I happen to not catch the phone call -which she will call my home ph,then my cell phone - I called her right back but, she didn't answer - So, later when I was on Facebook she was all like -Where were you earlier?! I made sure to let her know that I had called her right back -etc. She also emails me about 10 times a day -A lot of them are different links to articles or videos or whatever -But, she also posts a lot of them on Facebook too -Ugh! It's just been driving me crazy lately!
So, yeah I get crazy from both sides and believe me there's more -But, I'll leave it at that for now -So, how's this stack up to your family? ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

MckLinky Monday -Pet Peeves

Today on the RHOK we're talking pet peeves and they want to know - What's your pet peeve?

A couple of expressions come to my mind on this subject - Communication is key and Say what you mean and mean what you say. Oh sure I understand there may be times that require a little sugar coating on a conversation -I also understand some things cannot be communicated right away- waiting awhile to reveal a pregnancy for example (and no I am not pregnant! ;) But, for the most part it really gets under my skin when there is a break down of communication -No one really likes the runaround!
I'm sure I have other pet peeves -but lack of communication is the source for so many problems! Maybe it's because I'm a planner -But, I don't want to hear Sunday night that there's a school project that needs to be done, I would like for everyone to work together and be on the same page for whatever upcoming PTA event, and if the spousal unit has a problem -Let's talk it out - Communication is key!

So, there you have it - How about you -What's your pet peeve? Be sure to join in on MckLinky Monday on the RHOK and let it out!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Friday Five

It's time for another Friday 5 - and I'm talking about memes again -except this time it's 1 meme in particular - It's so awesome it deserves a post by itself - I mean it's Double maybe even Triple Rainbow Awesome! ;)

1. In case you haven't heard of the Double Rainbow meme it all started with this video:

2. Then the most infamous part of this meme happened- the Gregory Brother's (who are famous for Auto-tuning various things) Auto-tuned the video and made it into a song -You can even purchase it on Itunes! -Here's the Double Rainbow Song:

3. Of course now there are lots of different versions of the original video out there like the OMG Cat 1:

4. And what's a rainbow without a Leprechaun?! -This video is even an Interactive- Choose your own adventure! :

5. This video is not necessarily a parody -It's more talking about a music tour -called - Wait for it ... Triple Rainbow Awesome!

I looked at the tour dates and was so excited that they're coming to Oklahoma- Looks like they took T-town off the tour and are just going to OKC now though. (I know my nerd side is totally showing right now ;)

Well, that's it for today's Friday 5 - Hope everyone has a good day and weekend!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -Fun family outings

The past few weekends have been great weather -perfect for getting out and about -So, that's just what we've done! And of course being as frugal as I am these outings didn't cost much either. In case you can't tell we... Went to a Shakespeare Festival,an Elephant Birthday,Philbrook's Free Family Day, and a Greek Holiday -Opa!

What fun outings have you done lately or are planning to do?

Oh and if you like museums be sure to check out my latest Examiner article -Free Museum days! And you can always check out my other articles by clicking the button over there --> or by looking me up on Facebook -Tulsa Frugal Family Examiner -Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

Cindy over at Cindy's Clipboard gave me -The Versatile Blogger Award -Thanks Cindy!

Here's the rules of the award:
-Reveal 7 truths about myself
-Select 7 blogs I would like to share this award with

Oh gosh 7 truths about myself -Here goes:

1. I have a major sweet tooth

2. I baked some cookies last night -ate a few then and so far have had 1 this morning

3. When I was younger my sister and I would fight a lot -But, now we are "mature" and don't fight

4. I have a bit of a temper -and I have red hair -I guess it's true what they say "Redheaded temper"

5. I am for the most part nice despite the temper-I don't really start fights But, I don't back down from them either (Totally stole that from Caroline Manzo -on the Real Housewives of NJ ;)

6. I love TV especially Reality TV

7. Like anyone else I'm not perfect -I have made some mistakes in life

And the 7 blogs I would like to share this with are:

Even if you don't pass along the award -would you please list 7 truths -It's always nice to get to know people better -Have a great day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

MckLinky Monday - Career Day

For today's MckLinky Monday with the RHOK Mrs. Hart wants to know -What if your kid had a career day at school - What would they say about you?!

That's a good question! I don't think there's ever been a career day at my kids' school . And sure they'd probably know what to say about my husband -Daddy works with computers. But, as for me it would probably be a little harder to explain -my daughter might remember the days when I had to take her to daycare before I rushed to my customer service job -wouldn't necessarily consider that my career though. I would hope my kids would say say something like - Now mommy stays home -gets us to school,takes care of things at home, takes care of us when we're sick,drives us to places we need to go, she's also a writer too! I hope they'd say something like that not - Mommy stays home and uh ... plays on the computer?! Seems I'm fighting this kind of assumption a lot - as most of you know -there's more to being a SAHM than that :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - like father like son

My husband -always doing something with computers and this time my son decided to "help" too :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

MckLinky Monday -Favorites

For today's MckLinky Monday -we're talking - Favorites - 1st I must say it's so hard for me to pick 1 favorite on anything -But, I'll try -I might only be able to narrow it down to 2 on somethings - Well, here we go...

Favorite Actor: I might've mentioned before since I was younger I've loved Tom Cruise -He's in some great movies -Jerry Maguire, Top Gun, Far & Away, The Outsiders (made here in Tulsa I might add) - Just to name a few -There's something else I like about him- Hmmm -What could it be? ;)

Favorite Actress: I'm kinda partial to redheads like myself -Maybe a great award winning actress- who is not necessarily a size 0 - like -Kate Winslet: So many great performances -like Titanic -even if she's gone more blonde -she's still ok in my book Oh and did I mention my fav actor/actress both seem like great parents too?!

Favorite Band: It's hard to say what my all-time favorite band would be -I'd say my current favorite right now is -Neon Trees -I really love this song/video:

I've watched that video like a billion times over the past few days. I've also watched some interviews they did and was impressed that for 1 - A female drummer- but, also that even though they're an alternative pop/rock band -they're "clean living" -No drinking, no drugs - They also just seem like a fun group see:

Favorite movie: There's really so many -But, I'll narrow it down to 2 -

Vanilla Sky -Takes you on a crazy ride-it might also have my fav. actor in it ;)

Office Space -Gotta have some comedy in your life too -Especially when it comes to things like work ;)

Favorite Musical: The Sound of Music

Favorite Novel:
Favorite Cuisine: Do desserts count? ;) Really I love most food-So, it's hard to narrow it down -I'll go with Italian though:
Favorite Store: I like a good discount store too -Whether that'd be Wal-mart, Target, the Dollar Store -It's so fun to see what you might find -for $1 !!

Favorite Vampire: Well, I could go old school

Nah ;) I'd have to say Edward from Twilight:

Favorite TV series: I'm also looking forward to season 2 of Parenthood:

-But also love some classics like Seinfeld:

Favorite Time Waster: Blogging, Facebook,Youtube -All that kind of stuff ;)

Favorite Chore: Don't really like any of them -But, will go with Vacuuming

Favorite Quote: So, many great ones -inspirational,funny -etc. A random/poetic 1 I like though is: "Drink to me only with thine eyes,And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine" ~Ben Jonson

Favorite Smell: A nice fresh,clean smell like -Clean linen

Favorite Vacation Spot: Gosh can't say that I've been on a lot of vacations to know what my fav. is -Somewhere tropical would be nice though :)

So, what are your favorites? Be sure to join in the MckLinky fun on the RHOK :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

8 Questions

Jenny from JennyKate's Spot tagged me to answer 8 questions and then I must tag 8 friends and have them answer 8 new questions -So, Here we go...

1. What are you most looking forward to about fall? A few things -For one the cooler weather; also fun fall things like Halloween and going to the pumpkin patch -Also as lame as it might sound my husband's fall company event - Hey I'm all about some free food and entertainment ;)

2. What are some current things on your to-do list? Mostly cleaning -like the bathrooms -Blech!

3. Do you go to Starbucks? If so,what's your favorite drink? You know I don't really go to Starbucks (Don't faint Jenny ;) -So, I'm not really sure what my fav. drink would be from there -I do like a good French Vanilla Cappucino or Latte though.
4. What's your favorite book right now? Oh gosh I've been bad I haven't read a lot lately! -I did get a book from a used bookstore recently -The Dante Club -I thought for sure I would like this mystery book -But, can't seem to get into it - I do like the ol' standbys like -The Lost Symbol /Da Vinci Code and the Twilight saga of course ;)
5. What was your favorite movie from the summer? Well, me and the family saw and loved -Toy Story 3 !
6. Do you take pictures? If so, what kind of camera do you use? Show us your recent favorite pic!
Oh yes -I LOVE to take pictures! (My family sometimes thinks I'm a little too camera crazy ;) The camera I use is a Canon PowerShot - It's really hard to pick just 1 of my fav. recent pictures so here's 3 -The monkey 1 makes me LOL ;)

7. Who is your favorite celebrity? Oh so many! Some people may think I'm a little crazy -But, must admit ever since I was little I've loved Tom Cruise -I know he may not be the most popular now but he's in a lot of great movies and he's still hot ;)
8. Why did you originally start your blog? I kind of answered this before -Here

Ok now the 8 blog friends I pick are:
Decisionally Challenged
And here's my 8 questions for ya'll
1. Are you looking forward to anything in particular right now?
2. Do you coupon?
3. How did you come up with your blog name?
4. What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
5. What do you look forward to at the end of the day?
6. What were you like as a kid?
7. What are you like now?
8. If you could be famous for 1 talent what woud it be?

Everyone have a happy friday and weekend!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Did I start something ?

Have you ever noticed that when you get a new vehicle -all the sudden you notice that particular vehicle seems to be everywhere?! Even though it's probably not any more or less than it was before - I'm sure there's some fancy word for this kind of observation ??
Anyways, I've been noticing this on the word -Mayhem -Used to be the only time I heard it was for a wrestling match or something -But, lately it seems to be everywhere -Take for instance this:

Allstate's new advertising campaign -They are funny commercials like this:

I've also recently heard it more in the context of this blog -But, for Parenthood in general -like this:

So, I'm just saying did I start something? ;) Oh and BTW I know these are both advertisements which if you would like to know I am not affiliated with or got anything from -Although I would recommend watching Parenthood -great show -does reflect -The Mom Mayhem well :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Coupon Swap

What better time to share my coupon swap pictures than during National Coupon Month! (even though these were taken a few weeks ago.) It's my photographic evidence that a lot of people came to the coupon swap therefore it's not as "lame" as some people may think *ahem-my daughter* ;)

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

MckLinky Monday on a Tuesday - SuperHero

Yesterday's MckLinky Monday on the RHOK was all about Superheros - They'd like to know -What kind of Superhero would you be ? What powers would you have?
Well, originally 1 of the 1st things I thought about was while growing up in the 80's/90's and how so many shows/characters I loved were in their own way Superheros -even the cute little Care Bears (Care Bear Stare!!) I also loved things like She-Ra-etc:
But, what kind of Superhero would I be? I took to the fancy make yourself into a superhero thing Mrs. Sinclair pointed out -and this is what I came up with:
I would be named something like -The Purple Angel! I would swoop down and help when needed -I'd kiss my kid's boo-boos and I could really make them go away! And just think if I could help other sick people too -How's that for some Healthcare reform! I would definetly be some Super Mom being able to get everything done so fast - ridding the world of the mom mayhem - And of course I'd do all of this in some fancy heels ;)

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Friday Five

Time for another Friday Five -and today is pretty random alright! - It's 5 odd observations I've had lately - Here we go:

1. Taylor Swift -Love her songs and everything! But, a lot of times I see her -I think she looks like someone-But, who? This actually happens to me a lot-But, I think I finally figured this 1 out! -She looks like - The original Barbie:

So, whadyathink -Quite a bit of resemblance -Eh?! I'm just saying maybe more than the actual Taylor Swift dolls:

2. Chips and Salsa:
It seems most Mexican restaurants have Chips and Salsa for you to eat while you order and wait on your meal -But, at other restaurants if they offer chips and salsa -You have to buy them separately as an appetizer -What's up with that?

3. Cracker Jacks: 1st -Mmm But, 2nd and onto my point -I'm pretty sure this is 1 of the 1st foods if not the 1st to offer a "toy prize" -But, you don't hear people saying it's a "bad food influence" on kids -No, you only hear about that on things like Happy Meals at McDonald's ...

4. And speaking of McDonalds ... - We got a box of stuff from my MIL some things were my husband's old belongings,some were just old toys-etc. she wanted to get rid -And 1 of the things in there was some McDonald's videos -specifically -Ronald McDonald's Wacky Adventures -Like this:

5. If that's not weird enough -we watched some and I noticed similarities to some of today's cartoons- like Grimace is like the sidekick of Spongebob aka -Patrick:

Huh? Huh? Whadyathink? Also not too mention similarities to the show Dora the explorer -Could the Hamburglar be the original Swiper? And the little chicken mcnuggets are like the little spanish music playing dudes?! Just saying -Have I revealed too much craziness today? ;)

Well, that's it for now -Have a good Labor Day weekend!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Last week we talked about 2 truths and a lie. A lot of people guessed my lie was that I won a $1,000 shopping spree to the mall -But, that was a truth-it did happen quite awhile back though- and I dug up the pictures to show ya'll ;)
Coincidentally enough since I've been talking writing a lot about Back to school - The shopping spree from the mall was a "Back to school" giveaway -I don't remember the exact age limit for that contest -But, I was excited that I (being in Jr. high -then) was old enough to enter -so enter I did- And I won! I remember that I got to tell them what stores I wanted a gift certificate for and how much-a lot of the $ went to Dillards to buy "cool" clothes that we otherwise couldn't afford and also to Sears to buy myself a TV :)

I've always loved to enter contests/giveaways and do win things here and there -But, still hoping for another big win *crossing fingers*

Well, Happy Wordless Wednesday!