Friday, September 3, 2010

Stuff and a{nother} Giveaway, for the Girls

This week, I have been without my babies, and hubs has been working.  But not to worry.  I have been filling my days with excitement.

Cleaning closets, filling bags for donation {because I'm allergic to having a garage sale, at least for now}, and trash.  Oh, the trash those two sweet girls hide for mom to seek is just not a fun game.  I often tell them that it's a good thing they're so cute!  I've also been organizing school, and listening to a DVD on the importance of literature, while folding laundry, of course.

Really.  I'd love to spend this time shopping, getting massages, and a much needed facial.  Mama needs a facial.  Sigh.  It's a nice fantasy anyway.

When you homeschool and your hubs works a lot, your kids are with you all. the. time... making self-indulgent tasks nearly impossible.  As I remind myself how quickly seasons change, I'm am quite content with the season I am in. 

But a lil' pampering would be nice, too.  Just keepin' it real. 

I can't complain.  My evenings have been date-filled with hubs.  I think I'm having an Outback hangover.  Salmon all over the world are warning their friends and family about me.  Yes, 3 times in one week is a bit indulgent, wouldn't you say? {And if you haven't tried their bread with "honey-butter", you're missing out.  Ask for it.  They'll whip it up for ya.  Yummy-good!  You're welcome.}

It's kind of like going on a diet, then killing it at a buffet.  We haven't gone on as many dates as we used to, so when the girls are with Granny, we go date-crazy!  A mini-vacay for mom and dad, if you will. :)

We've {more than} caught up on movies, too...
*Inception.  Were they trying to leave us in limbo?  Hubs thought it ended in a dream.  I wasn't 100% sure.  I thought it looked like the metal was about to fall.  What did you think?
*The Expendables.  One of the worst movies I've seen.  We were pretty certain that this movie had more gunfire than all of the movies we've ever watched combined.  I think Sylvester Stallone needed to get a lil' Rambo out of his system, no?
*Salt.  While I'm not a big Angelina fan, I liked this move.  I like movies that keep you guessing.
*The Other Guys.  Eh.  It had its moments.  I suppose its about as good as it gets with Will Ferrell.  Not a fan.
And at home...
*The Back-up Plan.  Kinda cute and, like most 'chick-flicks', predictable.
*Why Did I Get Married Too?  A bit more serious. Tyler Perry does that.  Hubs fell asleep.

So, what does all of this have to do with a giveaway?  I'm glad you asked.  You see, I've had these new books in my closet {remember, I'm cleaning out my closet} for at least 4 years now.  I'm not sure why.  I mean, why do we hold on to most things?

The New Natural Hormone Revolution, by Dr. Teresa Roberson, N.D.  C.N.C
{I've met her. She's sweet, southern, and down to earth.} 

If you are a woman, are raising a little woman, or simply know a woman, and want a more natural approach to hormones... this would be a great book for you.  Cover to cover, it's 146 pages, and an easy read.  

How do you like that last one, eh?  Pregnant horse urine.  Nice.  {If you don't want to ingest that tempting ingredient, I hope you aren't already taking Premarin.  Just sayin'.}

It discusses the basics of estrogen dominance, calcium, and the use of natural progesterone cream.  Dr. Roberson has a great cream that I use and am waaaaaaay overdue in taking.  It's called Bellatude, which stands for 'beautiful attitude'.  Love that.  :)

Estrogen dominance would be described as having migraines, hot flashes, bloating/water weight gain, low sex drive, depression, foggy thinking, thyroid dysfunction, osteoporosis, PMS, weight gain around hips, thighs and stomach, facial hair, acne, fibroid tumors, etc.

I may or may not be able to relate to a few of those.  Oi.

Intrigued yet?

I have 3 of these books to giveaway to 3 lucky followers.

To enter the giveaway:
1.)  If you 'follow' me, just simply leave a comment telling me how great you think I am.  Bribery may not help your chances, but it sure is fun. :)    If you're not a follower, simply become one... and then tell me how much you love my blog.  :)
2.)  Mention the giveaway on your blog, and you're entered twice.  Be sure to let me know!  Don't you just love extra chances to win?!
3.)  Oh, and tweet.  That works, too.  Just lemme know, mkay?

I'll announce the winner next Friday, September 10th.  {Really?  September 10th already??!!}

Now... I have exciting things to finish before we go pick up our girls this weekend.  Organizing 3-ring binders for nearly 100 categories in classical education.  I may be exaggerating... by just a few categories.  I have a headache just thinking about it.

Now, where's that cream again???


  1. That is a lot lot to digest this early in the morning. Pregnant horse urine and natural yam cream...yikes!
    Glad you're getting a lot done and that you are enjoying some extra date time!! Maybe the facial will be next time. :)
    Have a super weekend!!

  2. I follow you!!! That book sounds very interesting. I may or not have a few of those symptoms also. ;)

  3. Ha! I haven't seen any of those movies. -- I could use a lil' pampering too. Wanna set up a spa date???

    Oh yes. Please sign me up for the book giveaway. Of course I follow your fabulous blog. That's how I knew about the giveaway. :)

    Have a great weekend. Blessings, SusanD

  4. I follow you because you are awesome ;)

  5. Woo-hoo for dates! I have not seen any of those night calling my name!
    That book sounds super intriguing and I think I have a "friend" with some of those things listed...hmmm...
    Of course, I'm a follower! Awesome photos, raising girly girls, what's not to love!

  6. I laughed SO hard when I watched The Back-up Plan. I thought all the pregnancy stuff was a riot!

    I watched Salt one night with some gfs. Oh my. Totally not a relaxing movie! It was good though.


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