Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to take the opportunity to wish all of my American friends a wonderful Thanksgiving.  As I endured this holiday back in October, I know what it can be like (as you may have read from my previous posts) so I thought I would share a funny video and hilarious, but relatable commercial to help get you through the holiday!  Enjoy!

 

 

Is There an App for That?

There’s-An-App-For-That-How-Mobile-Is-Changing-The-Face-Of-RetailIn this century there seems to be an app for almost everything…almost is the key word! I would like to see someone design an app for putting a baby to sleep…wait a minute there is actually an app that has different white noises for babies to listen to in order to help them fall asleep, including lullabies.  What about feeding schedules…yep there is one for that too.  Parents can actually keep track of how much a baby sleeps, eats and even poops!  Technology might slowly be taking over but it will never replace parenting.  I am not about to use the Magic Eight Ball app to make decisions for my little girl…even though it might be easier sometimes!  My generation relies on their cell phones and technology way too much and I am one of them but unfortunately it can’t do everything.  When there is an app for changing a diaper, then I will stand corrected!

Mother + Survivor = Hero

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I wanted to share a inspiration with you and her name is Heather Von St. James.

Just three months after giving birth to her little girl, Lilly Rose, Heather was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma and given only 15 months to live.  This was not acceptable to this fighter.  Heather and her husband sought out an amazing doctor, Dr. David Sugarbaker.

Don’t worry, this story has a happy ending….

Heather is now a seven-year mesothelioma cancer survivor who is sharing her story to inspire others and spread awareness.  As her diagnoses was in November, she likes to use this month to inspire others with her story and asks people to share what they are thankful for.  This is a challenging task of me because I don’t know what to pick!

I am thankful for my amazing husband, Brandon and our perfect little baby, Piper Jubilee.  I am thankful for my mother, family and my health.  Last, but not least, I am thankful for people like Heather who survive through the bad times and help inspire others to do the same.

Please help Heather out by sharing her story and what you are truly thankful for.  To learn more about Heather and her story, please visit mesothelioma.com/heather

All my best wishes to Heather and her family this holiday season.

-Nickie

Movember Fail!

t1fmQQz0bSo after I state in my previous post that my wonderful husband was not a loud to grow a moustache due to work, he came home from being gone for a couple of days and take a guess what furry thing was on his face….. no, it wasn’t a hamster (in case that was your guess) a moustache! Well, if you could call it one…it hasn’t reached majority yet since it takes him a bit to grow facial hair.  Now with his work restrictions, he still needs a clean seal for any face masks so you can probably guess what kind of moustache he seeded to grow…yep, ‘the box car‘ (refer to the picture in my previous post).  I guess it could have been worse.  After going all of these years without participating in Movember, I asked him why and his response was, “well everyone at my work is doing it“.  There you go, peer pressure at it’s finest!

With all jokes aside, I am glad that we can bring awareness to Prostate Cancer and hope that him looking ridiculous (sorry babe) will inspire another man to get checked out :)

Movember is Upon Us!

 
 
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Well ladies, the time is here when we have to sit back and allow our men to grow outragous moustaches, but at least it is for a good cause!  I have to say, I do find it amusing when other men do it and different moustaches make me day, especially on men that don’t normally have one (for good reason).  I really can’t complain because my hubby is not aloud to grow one due to his work restrictions.  Don’t get me wrong, I admire what Movember stands for and I will do my part to spread awareness for Prostate Cancer and donate to the cause, but thank goodness….. I can still take my husband seriously in November!
So gentleman, what ‘stache’ are you going to strive for?
I am sure your ladies will love the ‘gringo’! 😉

We Shall Never Forget

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For those who thought about others

We shall never forget

For those who fought for a future

We shall never forget

For those who left their families to provide a better world

We shall never forget

For those who gave their lives in exchange for freedom

We shall never forget

For those past, present and future who display bravery and selflessness

We shall never forget, as we shall always be grateful and hold you in our hearts.

 

Ohhhh November….

funny-as-fudgeNovember is here and I find it more busy and expensive than December!  Every weekend there are Christmas Bazaars or craft shows in the different communities around me.  I don’t know why, but I have an addiction to those!!! I can drop $100 or more in less than an hour and on items that I probably don’t need.  These shows always advertise that you can go and get all of your Christmas shopping done it one spot but let’s be honest here….how many people actually buy a lot for others?  This last weekend I spent over $20 on different kinds a fudge…who does that? Like my post pregnant ass needs a tiny box filled with thousands of calories but there is just something about fudge.  It is too sweet to actually finish it before it gets old, but people (mostly me) keep buying it.  When I see a table set up dedicated to selling fudge I suddenly turn into a kid who enters the toy store for the first time!  I guess it is just one of those things that I won’t ever understand.

 

Boo….Ahhhhhh!!!

Happy Halloween!

I know I am a little late but its only 11.30 PM my time so it’s still Halloween! In honour of this day, I decided to post a clip of Ellen Degeneres (dressed up as an ‘exposing’ Nicki Minaj) scaring Alison Sweeney who is dressed up like Christina Aguilera on The Voice!

Enjoy watching someone get the crap scared out of her…mu-ha-ha-ha-haaaaa (evil laugh..just in case you didn’t get it)