Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's OK Thursday

I'm linking up with Neely and Amber again for It's Okay Thursday! And doubling with Toby's Tails and Simple Southern Ways for Thursday Thoughts!

Its Ok Thursdays

Toby's Tails

So here goes...

It's okay that......

Our programmer put an update in the wrong folder, resulting in a ton of calls, angry customers, day after day.  I've had my ass beat at work for 2 days going on three....but it's job security right??

I didn't get up early enough for two days now, because I've been so mentally and physically exhausted from work, that I've used waterless shampoo on my hair.  Reduces on the damage from product and excessive blow drying and straightening...right? 

I miss my six foster kitties that I bottle fed, my heart hurts and I want to cry each time I think of them.  But they are off to get their vet work and then to be adopted.  I can't keep them all, but I can love each one individually, and will miss them everyday.

I was so excited to make seared scallops last night, but despite the fact the recipe was rated 5 stars, and it had detailed instructions, they flopped.  First they were raw, then we cooked them some more, and then it was like chewing rubber.  
I ate fruit loops after my scallops were a flop.
I cried at the end of  "Brother Bear," even though I've seen it a million times, and never have before, something was different this time when Kenai turns back into a bear.  Weird?

I watch "Teen Mom" because it makes me feel so much better about my life choices and parenting skills and I find it mind numbing after a crappy day at work.  Inspiration to keep going?

I am bored by this season of  "The Bachelor."
I'm having date night with my sister and her fiance this Saturday- Sushi and drinks- cannot wait after the week it's been.

I have done 8 Mary Kay makeovers in the past weeks, have one schedule for Friday, and my goal is do as many as I can until May 8th.

I have gained a new team member this week who will be fabulous, and I have had 3 great practice interviews with three women I really look up to and admire. Love sharing the best opportunity I have ever taken!

Aeri has needed her momma more, and has woken up in the middle of the night crying for me.  It's nice to be needed by such a strong willed little girl.  She's not as independent as she likes to act.  

I love today is Thursday!! It means tomorrow is Friday and I got through this week okay.  How was your week?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday Review: Extra Emollient Night Cream

So winter came, and this product was literally flying out of my hands.  I'll be honest, I hadn't tried it.  I got curious when I was ordering 10 to 12 tubes at a time, sending 2 and 3 tubes to each customer by their request.

So what's the big deal about this pink tube of goop? 

Here's what the company tells you, this pink substance will do:

Helps maintain the natural moisture of the skin and replenishes hydration in very dry areas.
  • Excellent for dry patches, especially on hands, elbows and feet.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.
  • Non-comedogenic (will not clog pores).
  • Hypoallergenic.

Here's what my customers tell me, this goo will do:

  • Put it on your feet and put socks on when you sleep= soft, soft feet
  • Use on your hands for frequent hand washers, especially at night
  • Great for your face in that dry winter air, a little goes a long ways!
  • Great for those rough, cracked, man hands that you don't want touching your soft skin- smooth those man hands ladies!
  • Chaffed baby cheeks (real babies here)- it is great because it's thick, soaks in, won't get in their eyes/mouth, and does the trick almost overnight!
  • In the summer time, one client puts it in her fridge.  After a long day outside in the heat, she puts it all over to cool and moisturize her skin.

Here's a couple things I found I love about it
  • Really chapped lips?  You got it!  I use a little bit of this, especially over night!  Works instantly, great for little ones too!
  • Dry scalp areas- use a tiny tiny bit and massage it in those areas where that dry winter air has caused irritation

It is a fabulous product and now I understand why people don't want to run out!  

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Wordless Wednesday: Caring- Never Too Young to Start

Say My Name: Why I'm 100 Pretty Broken Pieces

Brunch with Amber: Say My Name Link Up

I'm linking up with Amber, Amanda, and Stephanie for this fun link up explaining our blog names!

My blog name stems from my life experiences, choices, losses, wins, achievements, failures, which all brought me to who I am today. My original intentions with my blog were to share my poetry but I've found so much in the blogging community, I haven't done that yet...but I will be so stay tuned!

It doesn't matter how broken we are, what matters is how we piece those broken pieces together to make something beautiful.

Every experience has something to learn from it.  Our experiences are designed to make us stronger, better, and wiser.

Sometimes the lesson is hard to see, or it may be something we figure out later on down the road.  I am also a firm believer that sometimes what happens to others, isn't necessarily a lesson for them.  Their experience can teach someone else something.

A family who loses a child will teach us to hold our own more dearly.  When someone loses a job, it will teach us to be grateful that we have our's, no matter how frustrating it can be.  When a poor hardworking man wins the lotto, it teaches us that everyone can be blessed.

While sometimes we are pretty broken, those pieces may be beautifully broken and pieced back together into something more stunning, beautiful, inspiring, and stronger than before.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Remember When... #1

There are things I want to remember about my children, things they say or have done.  I'll be honest, I've slacked on the baby books, so I will use my blog to periodically record these moments.

Kaden when he was little to age three....

Swimming Soup - swimming soup

Kaffy Renney-  Kathy Renze

Kaden reading the whole "Bear At Breakfast"

"Me and Daddy are boys, and you and Aeri are princesses"

His 'HEY' during jingle bells!

Ask him to sing "Twinkle Twinkle" and he'll end it with 'Now I know my ABC's....'

When he first learned to count, he found a picture of him, Aeri, and his two cousins.  He counted each person, "one, two, three, four....four friends!"

Hearing him recite the local radio station tag line along with the radio broadcaster.

His favorite song right now is "Sky scraper"- he does lips, facial expressions, and everything

He also recites Lady Gaga and "I Feel Again"

Talking about the baby kittens and adult cats, "Those are big titties, and those are little titties."

The first time he saw Lake View, "WOW, look at that big swimming pool!"

Talking to me about a ball of his I put outside(and forgot about) because he was throwing it inside-
K) Mom, I need to water my flower garden.
M) What flower garden?
K) The one where my pig ball is at.
M) What pig ball?
K) The one you put outside so I couldn't play with it anymore, my green pig ball

How we used to tell him, if you're happy and you know it wiggle your knees!  A sight to see coming from an uncoordinated two year old.

How he has to dance on the big rocks outside of Target on 141 near Des Moines.

Kaden telling me he is going to get big, and I am going to get little, and then he can carry me and hold me.

Kaden telling me we are going to be snuggly bears and best friends forever.

Aerington little to age two......

Taden- Kaden

"I NOT a woman"

Eating dinner one night, "I not talkin to mom, I talkin to daddy"

"Thanks momma"

When Aeri bumped her toe and then sat down and pulled her foot up to kiss her own toe.

"God damn it my tummy's sick"

"Have a good damn day"

Aeri talking to the kittens and cats, "Hi kitty, hi kitty"

Aeri as a 1 year old standing in the cart, going through Target, waving both hands and smiling at people like she's in a parade.

Aeri telling me "You so pitty"- something I tell her each night.

When Aeri wakes up and gives me a kiss randomly in the middle of the night.

Aeri's little hands patting my back.

Aeri's first friend she talks about at home, John from daycare.

More memories to come!  

Mommy Confessions: We Don't Have Everything

The Memoirs of Megan

Linking up again for Mommy Confessions!

So here it is, my kids don't have everything and they probably won't growing up.  But we make the best of everything we do have.

My kids don't have their own swing set in their yard.  It is a goal of mine and my husband's.  But my kids do have a park in town, and plenty that we stop at on the way home.  

My kids don't have the latest toys or a ton of toys but the toys we do have are rarely played with.  Right now my children prefer puzzles, books, and play-doh over toys.  Let their imagination and creativity grow!  And they are so much more appreciative when there is the surprise of a toy, a new movie, at their birthday and at Christmas. 

We don't have a big house, or the best house, but it's a house that is lived in.  Do I want to live here another year?  No.  But while I'm here, we make the best of it.  It's full of love, comfort, and happiness.  

My kids don't have brand new name brand clothes, but what they do have are named brand clothes I got at a second hand store.  Second hand stores are amazing.  In the three years since Kaden has been alive, I have spent less than $100 total on 'new' clothes, and gotten a ton of great used clothes for way cheap.  

My kids won't be given their first car.  They will know work to earn that, just as I have.  It is far more appreciated if their is some personal elbow grease involved. 

My children will pay for some or all of their college...unless I win the lotto.  I worked hard to pay for my college and am paying for it now.  At one point I messed up, I would feel terrible if my parents were paying for that portion.  I am proud that I have paid for my college education.  

My children may not have it all when it comes to material things, but they have it all when it comes to love, respect, and learning how to make a great life out of what you are given, and to work for a better life through the talents and gift God has given you.  

Monday, February 25, 2013

Weekends Go TOO Fast!

I'm linking up with Sami for Weekend Shenanigan's!

Here's a quick recap of my weekend!

Friday night I hung out with the kids.  We watched movies, ate popcorn, and were just plain lazy.

Saturday my director came up from Kansas City and my teammates and I held an awesome smokey eye class!  We had 18 ladies attend and have some potential new teammates!  

We held our class at a local Mexican restaurant.  We all had a nice surprise at the end when all the drinks and food were free!  It was very generous of Fiesta Cancun and the service was amazing!!

Saturday night we went out to eat and went bowling with a friend's family!  It was an awesome night and did wreak too much havoc on my nails.

Sunday I took my usual weekend nap with the kids- I LOVE napping with my kids.  Then we played outside and the snow was perfect to make our snowman!

I loved my weekend, how was your's?  

Friday, February 22, 2013


"I always give a 100% at work- 10% Monday, 23% Tuesday, 40% Wednesday, 22% Thursday, 5% Friday"


Ahhhh....I'm sooo happy it's Friday!  It's been a beautiful week for me.  Some ups, some downs, but a positive week!

I'm linking up with                     for 'High Five For Friday!'

1. Found myself the perfect pair of black heels at JcPenney's!  Comfy, cute, and only $30- I'm so in love with these.  You can get your own pair here

2.I  ate a whole box of Do-si-dos Girl Scout cookies myself this week!  But don't worry, I know where I can get more!  Love these little cookies and the girls are working hard to sell them, so check out your local Girl Scouts.

3.  I got my commission check for the last month for Mary Kay.  I'm a Star Recruiter Independent Beauty Consultant so I'm just starting with my commission checks.  I'm pretty proud of this one- it helped pay for my car(broken), web site, Propay, Career Conference, and my Red Jacket!  

4. I am holding my first Smokey Eye class with fellow teammates this weekend!  We have about  15 guests tentatively.  I'm really pumped to see how great everyone looks!

5. I started doing Yoga this week and am absolutely in love with it!  I used to be a gymnast but one wouldn't guess that if you see me stretching.  Ain't no rubber in this rubberband--but soon I'll have that flexibility back!

Aloha Friday Blog Hop


Enjoy your weekend!  Love Friday!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Meeze the Squeeze

“My name is Skippito Friskito. (clap-clap)
I fear not a single bandito. (clap-clap)
My manners are mellow,
I'm sweet like the Jell-o,
I get the job done, yes indeed-o. (clap-clap)” 
― Judy SchachnerSkippyjon Jones

Lazy Thursday, so let's introduce Meezy McSqueezy my siamesey!  If you are familiar with the Skippyjon Jones children's book, I think the quote describes Mr. Meeze to a T.  

Meezy is another rescue of mine.  Mom and six siblings were surrendered and when I picked them up, they said, "Mom might I have fleas."  UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR!  All 7 were completely infested, so infested that when I dawn bathed them, the water was red from blood as why my shirt.  So infested that I sadly lost 4 out of 6 babies.  I was able to save two, Meezy and his brother I named Sketch.  Sketch was adopted to a wonderful family.

Meeze has got thumbs, another poly dactyl of mine.  He has the personality of a mother hen.  He is lover of all guests in the house.  From a new foster kitty or cat, to someone who just stopped by for a visit.  He loves to bless them by leaving his gorgeous fur all over their clothes.  He's a power shedder and a power lover, and when you are sitting, he welcomes you by lots of rubbing and somersaults in your lap.  

Below he's politely waiting for me to remove the box he tried to fit into....

One of my favorite stories I like to share of Meezy is when we got a new foster dog, Oscar.  He was a timid little schnauzer who had never been around cats.  I brought him home and he stood by the front door trembling and wouldn't move.  Meeze walked up, wrapped his legs around Oscar's front leg(think of a Koala or bear hugging a tree trunk), and acted like he was biting him and trying to get him to wrestle.  Oscar was baffled, then relaxed, and Meezy was his snuggle buddy and safe haven for the rest of his stay.

When I was pregnant, both times, Meezy would bring me things: hair ties, socks, t-shirts.  I could hear him chirping on his way to me.  He come dragging or carrying whatever my gift was and lay it at my feet.

Such a gentle soul, a caretaker, so open-hearted  and non-judgemental, not your typical Siamese personality at all. Love my Squeezers! 

Tell me about the cat that is the caretaker in your life!

It's OK Thursday!

Today I'm linking up with Neely from A Complete Waste of Makeup for It's OK Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK that....

~I just started blogging a little under two weeks ago and I've had over 400 views and have 11 new followers!  I was scared to do this, now I'm addicted!  Thank you everyone who is stopping by and following!

~it's supposed to snow 5 to 9 inches in the next 24 hours.  Snow day means time to play in our small town!  

~I've only seen the first episode of the Bachelor until the home town visits, and now I will watch it till the end.  I found the beginning to be really boring this season. 

~I'm holding a smokey eye class this weekend and have 7 people booked with the possibility of more!  It's going to be a fun class!

~We did our taxes last night and my Mary Kay business helped with our refund.

~Aeri threw up all over her bed last night.  I think she had one too many mints at our tax appointment.  It ended up meaning snuggle time with her mama.

~I think my deaf kitty has a 6th sense.  He seems to snuggle with us more when we are sick.  At 11 o'clock last night, he got up from a dead sleep and I heard him scratching at my daughter's door.  She started fussing a minute before that.  That's when I found she had thrown up everywhere.  How did he know?

~I can't wait for my sister and her fiance to get married!  Destination wedding in Mexico?  HELL YES!  It's been a couple years since I got to lay on a tropical beach and look at tan men I can't understand.  Can't wait for winter 2014!

~that it's Thursday and tomorrow is Friday, the weekend is right around the corner!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday- My Deaf Kitty

It's Wordless Wednesday, so it's only appropriate that I use my deaf kitty for this week.  He will never hear the birds or the chatter of his family.  In fact, he is very quiet himself and rarely speaks.  He is the most beautiful soul I have ever come across.  So unbelievably gentle, calm, loving, and laid back.  I'm insanely obsessed with the joy he has brought to our family from fur to people.

He needs a name!  Please leave your suggestions in the comments section, and then we will do a poll to vote for his name!

I'm a Lion- Hear Me Roar!

So yesterday, I posted two truths and a lie and there were a lot of good guesses but no one was right!

A) I used to check into classes, say I was going to the bathroom, and then go get breakfast with a friend who would do the same- we were never marked absent.
B) I was suspended from school for a high school prank on Homecoming, that I didn't participate in.
C) I missed my Spanish final because I was eating lunch with girls at a Mexican restaurant and time got away from us.  

A) Truth.  I had choir in the morning and a student did attendance as people were coming into the room and put the slip outside.  The teacher never re-verified and I satisfied my hunger, and other errands I wanted to do during that time.  I can't sing, never have been able to, and choir wasn't going to help my case.

B) TRUTH!   Originally when I posted I accidentally put 'expelled', but quickly changed it to suspended when I realized I mixed it up.  A couple of my guy friends egged a teacher's house (BAD I know), the teacher saw three figures, and caught one of them.  I had been with them that night, but did not participate in the egging.  Well, one of the guys only had one more strike and he would be out of sports for the rest of his high school career- we had two more years of high school left.  So the next morning, I showed up at school early and said I was the one they saw throwing the eggs.  We were suspended for three days, but could make up homework later.  Strange enough, my parents were fine with it after I explained why I did it. 

C) LIE.  Although I could have totally seen this happening to me. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'm a Lion...or Am I?

Here's another fabulous link up I found that I just had to do!

So let's do it!  Two truths and a lie:

A) I used to check into classes, say I was going to the bathroom, and then go get breakfast with a friend who would do the same- we were never marked absent.
B) I was suspended from school for a high school prank on Homecoming, that I didn't participate in.
C) I missed my Spanish final because I was eating lunch with girls at a Mexican restaurant and time got away from us.  

Okay, so which is it?  Tell me your guesses and I will let you know tomorrow! 

I'm the Kind of Girl Who...

“I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision.” 

What a great Tuesday link up and a fun way for people to get to know me better!

I'm the Kinda Girl Who....
  • doesn't have a lot of extra spending money always, so when I shop I'm extremely picky
  • prefers beer to wine or fruity drinks
  • would rather sit around a campfire than go to a romantic movie
  • writes poetry but can only write when I feel inspired about something 
  • despite growing up Catholic would like to explore other religions because I feel I am missing something in the Catholic mass and community
  • loves a good book and craves reading
  • loves being around friends and people, but I hate large crowds
  • sings at the top of my lungs in my car with my kids...and alone
  • has dance parties with my kids when we are alone, only so I can practice in hopes I won't look like a fool the next time I dance (p.s. it never works)
  • second guesses my choices all the time whether it's a simple decision like what to wear or what to order or it's a major decision like applying for a new job 
  • thinks the media is ridiculous in the things they report on.  Some things in life, no matter how famous we are, should be private or really, who cares?  Recent example- Pregnant Kate in her that really news?
  • doesn't have it all together at all. I fly by the seat of my pants most of the time, somehow it's mostly successful.  
  • is finally learning how to be comfortable in my skin.
  • feels I should have been a veterinarian and secretly wants to go back to school but I doubt myself 
  • feels that all life, no matter it's purpose, should be respected and give quality of life
What kind of girl are you? Leave a fun random fact about yourself!

Mommy Confession: She's So Intimidating!

The mother-daughter relationship is the most complex.  
~Wynonna Judd

The Memoirs of Megan

I am intimidated by a two year old! I hate confessing that!

I've always wanted a little girl and when I found out Aeri's gender via ultrasound, I was so excited for pink.  I loved all the pink tiny clothes in my dryer mixed in with Kaden's blue clothes. I couldn't wait to have that little princess, to do her hair, dress her up, paint her nails.

Princess is exactly what I got, or maybe she's just like her momma.  My daughter will be two in April and she intimidates me!  I feel like I am constantly banging heads with her! 

"Aeri please pick up your toys."  "No"

"Aeri let's brush your teeth."  "No"

"Aeri please eat your dinner."  "No"

"Aeri don't hit."  "No"

"Aeri be nice to Kaden."   "No"

"Aeri give Kaden his toy back."  "No"

"Aeri do you need to go to time out if you won't...pick up your toys, brush your teeth, eat your dinner, keep hitting...."   "No"

"Aeri go sit down until your ready to pick up your toys, brush your teeth, ....."  "No"

The worst is when she purses her lips in a half smile smirk, and goes and sits in time out instead of doing what we ask before even bringing up time out!

I am working hard to figure out ways to get along with her, an effective way of disciplining her, different ways of communicating.  Man, I have it easy with my son!  Aerington is truly teaching me more than I ever thought I would know about patience and parenting.  

Some days at the end of the day, I just want to cry or I do cry because I feel like I could have done it better, or differently, or I am just at a loss with what to do period.  

In the end, it's not about making my daughter do what I WANT her to do.  It's more that I want her to grow up knowing how to respect, listen, not be spoiled and I just want her to grow up and not feel like everything with mom was a power struggle.  I want her to know how much I love her and that she can always come to me.  

I love my daughter endlessly!  I would love to hear other Mommys' advice!  

Monday, February 18, 2013

What a Weekend!

"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless." 
~Bill Watterson

I love my weekends!  It is my time to unwind, catch up with the kids, friends, family and things I want to do for me.  Here's a recap of fun things I got to this weekend- I feel I celebrated it successfully!

Friday night I celebrated a close friend's birthday!  About a dozen of us went out to eat and then out for drinks, dancing, and lots of laughs! 

Saturday we went to Des Moines and stayed with my cousin Casey and his wife.  We are soul family and not related by blood at all.  Our families have grown up together for generations and it's so fun to introduce our children and have them know that bond and love too!

While we were there, Kinsey and I participated in a swap where people bring clothes, books, toys, etc and you look through what people have brought and snag things you like.  I got my nephew, kids, and me some fun little things.  I scored a Gap leather jacket similar to this one!

Sunday we visited Bill's brother and I got to satisfy my Taco Bell craving.  On the way home we saw two beautiful bald eagles in a field.  One of them blessed us with it's presence for quit awhile as it took off and flew next to our car for about a half mile.  I was able to snap a shot of the beautiful bird.

Sunday afternoon was spent cleaning, loving up the critters, and nap with the kids.  

Here's to Monday!  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Social- Valentine's Day

This Sunday I am linking up with Ashley and Neely again!  This week it is about Valentine's- not one of my favorite holidays.  Love your loved ones year round, randomly surprising someone is so much better than waiting for Hallmark to tell us when to celebrate.  But here goes!

Sunday Social

1. What is the best Valentine's Day you've ever had?
This year actually!  My children got to make Valentine's and have a party at daycare.  It is so fun watching their excitement.  I also received a very nice Pandora bracelet and a heartfelt letter from my husband.  Times get rough, and that was something I really needed.

2. What is the worst Valentine's Day you've ever had?
They've all been pretty insignificant until this year so I can't ever recall a bad one or a really good one.  One year I did get flowers delivered to my work twice- once from an ex who wanted me back, and about ten minutes later from someone who wanted to date me!  Never had that one happen before- made me chuckle.

3. What did you do for Valentine's this year?
Watched the movie "Flight", it's an awesome movie!  Ate dinner at home, nothing elaborate, and chilled out.  

4. What is your best Valentine's idea if you're single?
One of the bars where I live just held a "Shred Your Ex" event where you could come in and shred pictures of your ex and get $1.00 off your drink.  Another thing that made me chuckle, I don't think they have a shredder big enough for me!

5. What is your favorite Valentine's candy?
I'm going to have to say Dove.  Love the chocolates and love finding the little sayings in them!

6. Favorite Valentine's memory from your childhood?
My mom always has a party with the kids with pizza and cheesecake.  It's nothing extravagant but the memories are my favorite.  

Love your Sunday! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

H54F- Love Fridays

It's my first High Five For Friday!  Love this blog topic!  I am linking up with 'From My Grey Desk'

  1. I'm so grateful and blessed my family is healthy and living.  This week I had a friend lose her father, a friend lose his grandfather, and my sister in law lost her grandmother.  I pray for God's richest blessings to those beautiful souls.
  2. I have a passion for animal rescue and will be using my blog to share great organizations, stories, and fundraisers.  One of my favorite rescues is PETS out of Panora, IA.  Kristine, the president, is a very close friend of mine and a fellow cat lover.  This small rescue does absolutely amazing things!  They are currently working to assist with an out of state hoarding situation that involves cats and dogs. Year round they help with hoarding cases, kill shelters, other rescues, animals from other counties/states, and all while serving their own county. They do this humbly and are solely volunteered based.  100's and 100's of lives are changed for the better each year by them.  Check out their web page, follow them on Facebook, and if you are feeling generous, send them a donation
  3. My mother is a fun, creative, generous, and loving person! I am thankful to have her in my life. She held her annual Valentine's party on Monday where we eat pizza and cheesecake! I love it every year!
  4. Tonight I get to celebrate another beautiful woman who has joined me in the thirties!  I'm so blessed to have gotten to know Shannon better this year and to call her a close friend of mine.  She is such a strong person and I am so excited for this next chapter in her life!
  5. My husband made this the best Valentine's ever- he surprised me with a beautiful Pandora bracelet and a heartfelt letter.  For those of you who know us, you understand how much this means to me.  The letter was the most meaningful part.

Happy Friday everyone!  Love your weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I Love Flying Monkeys

Did that get your attention? I am totally not talking about this kind of monkey, although I am fond of them too.

I am completely in love and obsessed with Flying Monkey pants.  A friend of mine introduced me to them, and I am now the proud owner of four pairs and more to come! 

On Valentine's day, I like to throw some red or pink into a simple outfit.  Since I have found a  new love for these pants, today I am donning the Flying Monkey Cherry Corduroy Skinny.

I'll be honest, I ordered the corduroy on accident and when I got them last night I thought about sending them back.  After putting them on today, I found that I love them and the look and feel!  I'm still ordering the regular cherry red pant, but I think my simple Valentine's outfit turned out to be a cute simple outfit! (Ignore my awful hair!  I wear it curly when I'm lazy!)

You can get Flying Monkey pants at an awesome price online with Gliks right now!  And then I used RetailMeNot and found another promo code for 20% off!  That promo code is: DTL934

You can't be that!  Have a great Valentine's!