"i'm a picker,i'm a grinner,i'm a lover and i'm a sinner,i play my music in the sun..."



recycle, recycle!

so, i'm not totally sure i would actually sport one of these...
but they are pretty cool,
non the less.
and for all of you die hard recyclers,
here are some cool
bags to tote around.
check them out here
{if anything it's a cool website ;}
*buffalo gal*


a moms best friend....

us moms are busy.
were tired.
we don't get to shave our legs as often as we'd like to.
we go days without washing our hair
{or showering...you know you do}
we are constantly doing:
you name it. we do it.
it's no wonder we look tired and wrinkly after about 5 years of this madness!
fellow mothers,
lets not let ourselves go!
*wear tights-if you can't shave
*sprinkle baby powder in your hair-if it's starting to look like it's wet {but it's not ;}
you know what i'm talking about ;}
and for heavens sakes,
*wear a little makeup!
just a little...
this wonderful, magical, mothers best friend
in a jar
is called supernatural.
you can apply it while you
do laundry
heck you can even put it on while you breast feed!!
{i've done it...in a pinch}
so once again
{here is my philosophy plug}
"philosophy! your the bomb!"
get some!
*buffalo gal*


teamboo readers...

{click above if you have not been introduced yet;}
to explain the lack of posts,
{and many more to...not come??}
my sweet sisters family
needs a lot of prayers from all of you.
her husband is in the hospital
and is looking at a very loooong recovery.
i will leave it up to her to give details
when she is ready.
also baby is on the way in less than a month!
it's a good thing i
{her sister}
am her neighbor ;}
thanks everyone!!
*buffalo gal*


what have i done....

to deserve this!
this morning i got to sleep in.
and i got breakfast in bed,
{i know...now i'm just rubbing it in ;}
i ate alone this time.
it was a little more relaxing
here about my last breakfast in bed ;}

today is 50% off day at
good ol'
i need to re-do my kitchen now
{to go with my new pantry
wish me luck!

{some of my inspiration pictures}


*buffalo gal*


new pantry!

like most of my projects
{besides them not ever getting finished}
they are usually started on a whim.
not planned.
while unloading the dishwasher, i got the urge to switch
the "cup" cabinet with the "plate" cabinet. and one thing lead to another!
then the mugs had to be switched,
then the junk cabinet had to be cleaned out,
then the tupperware cabinet needed to be thinned out with my
50 lids to my 10 containers!
so by the time i pulled everything out of every
and pantry
my perfectly clean kitchen that i woke up too
{thanks to my wonderful husband ;}
now looked like a tornado had gone through it!
it was a long time comin though...
every time i opened up the cupboards and/or pantry
i immediately wanted to shut it!
the dirty finger prints and foot prints in my pantry
from my "animals for kids"
climbing up the shelves to get the cereal boxes down,
with the dingy,
wall paint inside
{who uses flat wall paint?? sooo unpractical, especially with kids!}
made it look very....
un appetizing
and dingy!
i explain all of that so you can get a clear picture of what it looked like...
{and i forgot to take a "before picture"...sorry, won't happen again! but it was nasty}
i get to work.
*note-had no car, all three kids with me {husband at work}, so we all
stayed in our pajamas, to say the least.
*other note-"cute neighbor" decides to stop by with "cute friend" to show her
my "cute house"...
of course,
house is a mess,
kids are scummy,
i'm scummy,
haven't brushed teeth or hair,
no bra,
left over makeup on...
i answered the door.
and gave a "tour".
she will probably never come back.
poor girl.
needless to say!
12 hours later!
i finished the pantry and put the kitchen back
the way my husband left it...
see for yourself...

total cost: $0
sorry this was so long.

*buffalo gal*


little helper...

marlee helped me get ready today....
oh, and her baby!


be nice to...me!

us women are very hard on ourselves.
and what
is often said out loud,
"i look fat"
{most popular phrase}
"i'm ugly"
{a close second}
there is even more said in our minds!
a friend of mine once called it,
"mind chatter"
and us women do a lot of
"mind chattering"
{i know i do}

a while ago i read in
"consistently replacing negative thoughts with a positive one will alter
your outlook and make you feel happier"

here are the

1.envision you ideal life, then craft an encouraging phrase that makes it sound as if what you desire is already a reality. instead of "i hope tomorrow is better," try "my future is bright"

2. repeat your mantra whenever you start to bad-mouth yourself. "you retrain your brain to focus on the positive, not the negative *study author ann peden says.

3. try adopting one of these sayings, and give yourself a talking-to!

*i am strong and can handle whatever life throws my way.
*everything happens when it's meant to happen.
*i choose to love and appreciate myself.
*i am grateful for the good in my life.
*i can make healthy choices.
*happiness lies before me.
*i forgive my flaws and celebrate my strengths.

i have had this article on my fridge
for about a year now...
i think it's time to start!

my new:
{if you will}
is my poster above...

think of one for you!
*and please share*

buffalo gal*


Soul Sister...

our sweet girl turned 1
{well a couple weeks ago, i've just know got around to making the video}
boy did that year go by fast!

i swear,
the more kids you have, the faster time fly's by!
{wait....i'm i almost 30 now?....ahhh}

has been such a light and such a blessing to us.
the boys are obsessed with her.
i'm obsessed with her.
and watching this makes me want another one!!!
{i know...i'm crazy....it's just a thought....for now ;}

here is our little
"soul sister"

*i will apologize now for my horrible singing...just push play, you'll see

Soul Sister


buffalo gal

on Vimeo.

{music: "baby your my light" by richard howley and "hey soul sister" by train}


being thoughtful...

{in my book}

*when your husband cleans the whole house, and you didn't even have to ask
{would it be bragging to say this happens a lot in my home?}

*when someone says "bless you" when you sneeze

*when your sisters/brother always take your side...no matter what.

*when your told how much you are loved
{and saying "i love you too" back, instead of  "me too"}

*when your friend is at a thrift store, and picks you up the
poloroid camera you have been wanting!

*saying "please" and "thank you"

thank you cassidy!!!!
you are rad!
and very
thoughtful ;}


mirror obsession...

i have a problem...


i keep collecting them...

{i still have 6 more that i need to take pictures of....}


my finds

my 50% off saturday!
*at goodwill of course*
{go here, here, and here to see past finds}
on these particular days i usually like to go alone.
only because i get a little "distracted" if you will.
a little "panicky"
{thinking about what have i already missed}
a little "sweaty"
{rushing in and out of stores}
a little "on edge"
{from people getting in my way!}
nervous, stressed, excited, yet focused.
but on this day i brought along with me my friend.
who i'm sure may never want to go with me again :}
ohhh maybe because i might have:
aired out my sweaty armpits with my car air vents as we rushed off to the next store
haggled with the clerk in line over $2 with about 15 people behind us
tried on old dirty boots
{i guess that's "un-sanitary"??}
frantically rushed through each aisle
knocking over small children
{okay i didn't knock over any children, but did slam the cart into a few shelves...oops}
who knows!
maybe she willll go again?

i have to say though,
my favorite line of the day was when she said;
"and i can help you narrow it down too, before we check out"
which really means;
"your not really going to buy that old, crusty, wood, owl statue that still has bird poop on it! right?"
ha ha ha!
i love her!
she is brutally honest
which is key to goodwill shopping, especially with me, because mixed in with
a bunch of junk makes a nicer piece of junk look really
so on that note "thanks friend for keepin it real" ;}

i got the owl anyways :}

{click pic to see up close and personal}

*buffalo gal*

breakfast in bed....

the boys {hans} brought me breakfast in bed this morning
{after letting me sleep innn}
although not as relaxing as it used to be,
{before kids}
it is better than it used to be!
see for yourself!
me: "wow! thanks guys! your so sweet!'
travis: "ya mom we bwought you mashmallows"
{it was cottage cheese}
me: "oh, yumm"
ryder: "no travis. it's mash potatoes!"
{still the cottage cheese}
me: "well i think it might be cottage cheese"
the boys: "oooohh cottage cheese..."
travis: "i wanna try"
{sticks finger into heap of cottage cheese}
travis: "yuck! i don't wike dat!"
ryder: "i wanna try"
{finger in heap}
ryder: "ya that's yucky"
me: "okay, no more sticking your fingers in my food guys"
{they giggle}
travis: "what's dat black bottle"
ryder: "it's black salt!"
{it was pepper}
travis: beeeelllch!
ryder: buuurrrp!
{then the burping contest began}
ryder talked a little too close with his stinky morning breath.
{did not mix well with my bites of eggs...}
travis kept stealing my beacon.
both of them got there own drinks to bring in, to put on the tray.
{almost spilled them at least 3 times}
travis ate all my strawberries.
T: "what's dat!!!"
R: "honey! bees make honey!"
R: "mom, why did you marry dad? cause he makes you breakfast in bed?"
me: "kind of....because he is thoughtful and sweet, and i love him"
R: "oh! i want breakfast in bed too!"
T: "NO i do!"
R: "well i get to first!"
T: {in a whiny voice} "nooo i want to!!"
{i explained to them that they both will on their birthdays}
and one of them kept farting
so folks!
that is a mother's breakfast in bed!
{but i wouldn't change it for the world :}
NOW i'm off to goodwill ;}
good morning
*buffalo gal*


tuft luck!

was it luck
{please know i'm joking when i talk like that}
i like to think it was a little bit of both.
look at one of my most proud,
goodwilling moments.
"my tufted couch"
{click picture to read}

well i'm off to goodwill in the morning
{50% off day}
*p.s. if your loaded with $$ and would like to buy the real thing
go here...
and think of me when your laying on it...
or standing on it ;}
*buffalo gal*

long vs. short....

if you have had long hair for ever,
{like me}
and want a change,
or at least want to see what you would look like with short hair.
then follow these simple steps...

*get a shirt with a tight collar

*tuck your hair in your shirt

*roll head around until desired length

*place hair

*and snap some pics for your hairdresser!

so what do you think...?

should i???

should you???


*buffalo gal*

getting to know me...

here are some things that i luv,
{not including the obvious like my family of course, peace love and happiness etc. etc!}

1. breakfast in bed...who doesn't love that?
2. anything vintage...well...almost anything.
3. jewelry....vintage jewelry, even better!
4. doooove chocolate
{MOST chocolate!}
5. milk glass
6. peonies...
peonies in milk glass
7. the color fuchsia...
fuchsia peonies!...
fuchsia, peonies, in milk glass...!
8. domino magazine
{domino, if your reading...why did you cancel!?}
9. natural wood
10. doing hair
11. recycling...
recycled stuff...
recycled hand bags!
{how cute is this one!}
12. redwood trees
{aahhh northern cali...}
13. vintage couches!!!
{i have a LOT of them}
14. and my "funny girl" marlee
{would luv the poster}
{but it is a lot of $!}

there ya go.
me in a nutshell!