In Defense of the Skinny Humblebrag

This lovely lady is right on target with her blog post! A woman after my own heart!! You go, girl!

dara t. mathis

I’m putting my thick skin on for this one.

I recently realized I am guilty of the skinny humblebrag. It’s despicable, I know. (If you don’t know what a humblebrag is, look here or here, and there’s even a book!) For you snarky types, this post can also be summarized as “waah, waah, waah, boo hoo hoo.”

Here’s what happened. The other day, I posted this on my Facebook page:

Never been a fan, but I won’t even lie: The Black Eyed Peas make perfect workout music.i bounce ALLADIS weight off me! LOL ‪#‎cardio‬

My friends and family posted “What weight?!” and protested that they had more weight than I did, or that I had no weight struggle to speak of (the latter was in response to my joke, “YOU DON’T KNOW MY STRUGGLE!”). I love them; it was all in good fun. 

I have been small my entire…

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I’d Rather Be Thrifting…..



If you read yesterday’s post, you know I had a huge pile of laundry on top of my to do list! Here, let me remind you…….


….And it is STILL THERE this morning! The laundry fairy never came! Shucks!!

Our day yesterday turned hectic quickly! I was doing some marketing of my ebay store online, kissing boo-boo’s, getting the kids fed, etc…….then all of a sudden, it was 3:00 in the afternoon!!

What? Oh my, almost time to go to open house at school and the kids are still in pajamas! Run, quick, throw on some decent clothes and head out the door!!

So, my friends, today is FRIDAY! Hot dang and TGIF! I have that thrift store itch, I want to go Thrifting so bad! But for today, I’ll be donning my housework attire and dancing with a mop but I’d rather be Thrifting!


Crying over spilled….Laundry?!?!


Crying over spilled....Laundry?!?!

Laundry…it’s my LEAST favorite household task! Can I get an AMEN! I am almost embarrassed to show you guys this huge pile of clean clothes. WHERE did it come from? Of course, I know half of it was clean clothes thrown on the floor and STEPPED on. It just leaves me crying WWWHHHHHHHYYYYY? Now, I could get my 6 and 7 year olds to fold clothes, but let me ask you…have you ever seen a 6 and 7 year old fold clothes? I rest my case. Will I get ANY eBay listings posted today? I doubt it. My goal is 5 listings but you see the pile of clothes, you can imagine what the rest of the house looks like. Did I mention I’m ready for back to school? Our kids start back on Monday…as of today, the half bummed about it attitude has left the building! Now….the next person who asks me “oh, you’re a stay at home mom and your house is a mess? WHAT did you do all day?”…..will get a piece of my mind. Ladies and gentlemen of small children, you know what I’m talking about here! I’m like a hamster on a wheel! Clean something, it gets messed up, fuss the kids to clean their mess, and stand over them like a drill Sargent until it’s done. Ah, the good life! I wouldn’t trade this for anything in the world, and one day I’ll wonder what happened to my babies? When did they grow up? And why am I no longer grumbling about laundry?

It’s Back To School Time!

Hooray! It’s that time of year again! Back to school for the kids! On one hand, I’m doing the happy dance jig, on the other hand, I’m a little bummed. Back to school means we are all back on a schedule, my house will be clean, my business schedule will run smoothly. BUUUTTTTTTT, on the flip side, my house will be empty from 7 am until 3 pm. No mommy snuggles for lunch, no spontaneous fun trips to the library in the morning. On another positive note, back to school also traditionally marks the end of the annual eBay summer slump and the beginning of the selling season, and Lord knows I’m looking forward to the end of the slump! So, Hello August! I welcome you, your 100 degree heat, and high humidity with open arms!