Sunday, February 28, 2010


How would I do giveaways without HOW? HOW? HOW? I wouldn't because I would probably feel too guilty. :)

True Random Number Generator

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If you are playing along that means that CINDY gets my bar pan! Cindy is a friend from high school who found my blog via facebook and now reads it! Thanks CINDY!

Send me your mailing address and it will be on it's way soon!

Thanks so much for playing ALL OF YOU! I promise to do more!

Friday, February 26, 2010


I think. Ok, well, I can't really remember WHAT I said. But I know it is ending soon!

WIN MY BAR PAN (from Pampered Chef).

Really? It is soooooooooooooooooo easy. Just click on COMMENT.

Do it.

You might win it..



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If Loving You is Wrong. . . I don't Wanna be Right

We have a problem. Love is abounding in our home . . . AND at school. The problem is NOT having love abound at home. . .but at school. . . because at school love SHOULD have bounds. Seriously.


I guess it all started with Valentines day. . You know, all the talk of LOVE and VALENTINES and LOVE. It could turn anyone a little love crazy. But it doesn't take much to get Jaxon reved up about it. Not too long ago I got a note home from school it said something like this:

Jaxon is being "overly affectionate" to a member of his class and she is starting to be "uncomfortable" and her "mother is worried" about kissing and love notes as such. (Autism=socially inappropriate)

Give him an inch. . . and he takes THE WHOLE MILE.

When I inquired as to "his love" he said that a little while ago on the playground he "saved" her. Because someone was trying to push her. His hero complex was definitely started by me because he also saved Kalyie once.. and I am not kidding. He really did. He said she asked him to be her boyfriend... TEASE. Those girls. They always say YES YES YES then, NO NO NO!

Regardless, he was taking it too far. And it was time to intervene. We talked ourselves blue in the face. "Jaxon! NO KISSING GIRLS! NO GIRLFRIENDS! NO LOVE NOTES!"! It fell on deaf ears. Love is stronger than that. He swore he would stop. . and then, Peter caught him at church penning ANOTHER love note.

Young love. . . so hard to reign in.

More artistic stylings from Jaxon: Helicopter Ride

Jaxon wants to be an artist: Self Portrait
Nevermind the blue leggings and pink shoes... mkay?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bachelor Re-cap


My mouth is agape. Is that how you spell that? Basically, I am catching flies. The Bachelor went with new highs and new lows last night during last nights airing.. Did anyone else fast forward through most of the "Where are they now" segment? Because YAWN. I will tell you where they are now.. They are where they have ALWAYS been.. desperate and single.

When I saw Deanna, I was like... yep, there she is... still single, and she is gonna be for a . . . EVER! And who was excited to see Kipton. I WAS! He is so cute. But I tell you.. that was plumb boring. Thanks for giving back THE BACHELOR. (but we don't really care).

The truth is, they didn't have enough air time of girls ripping Jake apart to fill two hours.. and you wanna know why? Because of STRAIGHT SHOOTIN' JAKE. He never messed around and the girls had nothin' to say about it because he was always straight up.

But oh Michelle, could you see the crazy? Pushed down WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY deep? She had one chance to redeem herself and so she shoved that crazy down as far as she could go.. Too bad everyone COULD STILL SEE IT! Oh well.

And Ali, Aw. See?? I told you you should like Ali. She was snotty. She redeemed herself with Jake and THEN, she redeemed herself EVEN MORE last night. Now, that is a real, good, girl.. Someone who can admit to their mistakes and make a change... (MAN IN THE MIRROR!) Ok, sorry, MJ just popped into my head. But, she is obviously a mature person who can see when they look ugly and try to change.

THE CAGE MATCH: Seriously. No one is a match for Chris Harrison. No one. He is quick on his feet and knew exactly how to make Rozlyn look like a total and complete liar... even when she was attacking him personally. Wow. Seriously. I know I have professed my love for Chris Harrison SEVERAL times. Come on, you have to love him after singing "On the wings of Love" to Jake. Those outtakes are PRICELESS and I seriously wish instead of doing an hour of "The Bachelor gives back" I wish they would do a whole season of "BACHELOR OUTTAKES" or at least release them on DVD. I would buy.

In terms of our grand finale... I know what the spoiler is, and I am stickin' with my guns. I think it is WRONG. I don't think he chooses ANYONE! Did you see his response last night to Chris Harrison's favorite question? "Are you happy?" Is was a big sigh with not too much enthusiasm. . ."Yeah" Sorry Jake, but you are not a great actor and that WAS NOT CONVINCING. So, even if he DID pick you know who. (She who cannot be named) It seems like he may be having a bit of "buyer's remorse".

Until next week. . . . .

PS- I am having a GIVEAWAY! Please enter! FREE STUFF!

Monday, February 22, 2010

GIVEAWAY! Now You Can SHOP 24 Hours A DAY!!!

Most of you know that I just became a Pampered Chef Rep. I have done this sort of thing in the past with All Jeweled Up, but when they went out of business I didn't think to start up anything new because I had a small baby (Wade) AND was getting ready to "start our new life" in AZ and I was VERY newly pregnant with Kaylie.

With Kaylie just turning one, I found myself needing a little something extra. IN ALL areas.. Extra $$$, Extra time out of the house, Extra socializing.. and I am not gonna lie... Extra Pampered Chef stuff. Because if you know me, you know I LOVE TO COOK AND BAKE! So, it seemed like a no-brainer for me. I have always loved their product.. because... it is awesome.
And, who am I kidding. I love to sell stuff.

So, yes, from time to time I will promote my business here.. But mostly for YOUR benefit. :) Meaning there is a smokin' deal out there... So, today I am celebrating because I have MY OWN BUTTON!!!

Pampered Chef Consultant Lindsey


A big thanks to Mombabe Bingham for hookin' me up with my button. That girl is a serious html wizard I tell you. AND let it just be said, I would TOTALLY be going to her Casual Blogger Conference but, I cannot be in SLC right before my own kids 2 1/2 week spring break. No can do! Next year Mombabe, please confirm our Spring Break dates first mmmkay? (justkiddin')

The cool thing ABOUT my button is
  • You can put it on YOUR blog!!!
  • You can click on it and it will take you to my Pampered Chef Website
  • You can Order Pampered Chef Stuff from me 24 hours a DAY!!!!
  • You can have On-line Catalog Parties BY ME even though you might live hundreds of miles away from me like: Stephanie!
  • And it is just downright COOL.

Did you know that STONEWARE is 20% off this month? Oh yeah.. Yeah it is baby.. So guess what.. To celebrate MY NEW BUTTON I am giving away a LARGE BAR PAN.

Did you realize that you can cook grilled cheese with this pan perfectly in the oven WITHOUT FLIPPING? Fish sticks, your kids chicken nuggets? Pancakes in the oven? Chicken that you don't even have to flip! Roasted Veggies? Cookies? And you don't even have to spray the pan first? Or wash it with soap! In short, YOU NEED ONE and I am happy to hook you up.

You have until SATURDAY to comment and I will post my WINNER on SUNDAY! :)

If you want entries, you can:

  • Post a comment!
  • Put my new button on your blog!
  • Become a follower!
  • Promote my giveaway on your blog!

For every one of those things that you do... You can post ANOTHER comment to get an additional entry! Thanks so much for playing!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


jaxon stood motionless in the doorway.
his eyes locked on me.
"Do you want me to turn on the TV for you?" I said.
his eyes brightened.
"How did you know that mom?" he said.
"I am just smart that way." I said.
his eyes got brighter.
"OH! You must have MY brain!" he said.

Yeah, bub, something like that. . . . something like that.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Bachelor Re-cap

This plane is going to crash.

That is the distinct feeling that I get when watching the Bachelor with "no-messin' around" Jake. This man is alllllllllllllllllll businesss when it comes to dating his women... no re-ject returns either!

For all of you who just can't STAND the Bachelor and his choices, I think I need to remind you of how to manage expectations when watching the Bachelor.


Now, with that said let's talk about last nights episode which started with a date with Gia. To be honest, it was so stinkin' boring that I didn't even get through it. Jake had some good intentions with seeing if she could, "deal with the locals". What? Jake! Not a true test of her character! That girl has spent a LIFETIME shopping for her Boutins . . shopping does not equal . . true test of character!

Oh well, it seems like he sorted it all out anyway.

Tenley. It is soooooooooooooooo hard to say rotten things about Tenley because she is so sweet. I mean, sweet as stinkin' pie. But, that laugh.. Did anyone else get slightly un-nerved by that laugh as they were dancing? It was weird, uncomfortable and creepy. Tenley? Creepy? I know, it is a stretch, but the laughing was kinda creepy!

And Vienna. I swore I had nothing to say about Vienna.. except for: Eye shadow belongs on you EYE LID! Please! PUT IT ON YOUR EYE LID!!!!!

It finally made sense to me this morning when I was watching it (I am a lot quicker in the morning) Jake= awkward, sometimes socially rejected (come ON! You all rejected him!) man who doesn't always think too highly of himself. + Vienna= awkward, sometimes socially rejected woman who thinks too highly of herself = PERFECT REALITY SHOW COUPLE.

*I know that doesn't really add up right, especially with two = signs, but I was never good at math.

Come on, you saw it last night, and you KNOW it is true. They are meant for each other (that was for you Leah).

PS- Thanks for all of your submissions for MY BACHELOR, he is truly flattered and loves my "little bloggies" (true quote there). I hope something works out for him (and her, whoever she might be) and I hope I am invited to their wedding and they name their first child Lindsey. I mean, it is only fair! RIGHT??

I got some pretty impressive Bachlorettes BTW, and it makes me think, why can't it go both ways? Are there enough single men out there to e-mail me about my "Bachelorette?" Well, if so, please discuss.

PSS- How excited are you that ABC is going to throw Roslyn under the bus next week with additional footage?? Oh ME ME ME!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I am loving. . .

I love love week. I love that everyone is posting all about the things they LOVE. Committing myself to writing about things I love everyday is just too hard, because, I just know there is going to be a day in there that I DON'T love. So. . . why set myself up?


I LOVE GIRLS WHO WANT TO DATE MY BACHELOR! Seriously. There have only been a few who sent info [WHAT?] But I truly respect those who did, because they have some serious kahones, and sometimes, you just gotta step out of the box. Great job girls. May cupid be with you!


Blue Diamond Bold Almonds in WASABI and SOY SAUCE FLAVOR! Oh my... we all know about my obsession with sushi, right? Well, let me tell you. . .these are difficult for me to put down. VERY difficult. So. Yum. But it is a big kick, and if you don't like Wasabi... turn the other way. I had a few coupons for them so I thought I would try them out. SOOOOOOOOOO glad I did. Love.


Have you heard of Bare Escentuals? Well, I am a new-comer, but let me tell you, I AM SOLD! I LOVE their line mainly because it is all natural and really, I can't even go into it right now but there are soooooooooooooooooooo many bad chemicals in your make up... and it sits on your skin all day long... and your skin is your biggest organ of your body . . . and. . . oh never mind, I told you it is involved. But anyway, they don't use any chemicals, parabens, NO NUTHIN'! And I LOVE this lip-gloss. Makes your lips burn in a "my lips are so plump" way. Try it.


LG EnV Touch. Okay all of you Iphone peeps. I know you LUHV your iphones, and yeah, they are cool, but since Peter is on Verizon and my old phone had 3 buttons fall off and my husband hated that my t-mobile phone didn't have reception in our house, and I hated it too and because all of that I am now the proud owner of this phone. And. I. Love. It. (and it works when I am at home now! YAY!)

My Deep Covered Baker, by PAMPERED CHEF. For those of you who DON'T know, I am a newly crowned Pampered Chef Rep. . . and. . . I love it. I have always loved their stuff, but now that I can have EVERYTHING they put out it just thrills me to no end!! I ordered this Deep Covered Baker when I had a party in December, and let me tell you that this is the most versatile pan I have ever had in my kitchen. I made boneless ribs in it the other night and they were made to perfection. Tonight, I baked Salmon in it for 4 mins in my microwave, and voila. You can cook chicken in it in a few minutes. And guess what... the pan cleans like a SNAP. I can't believe all the pans I have scrubbed to death after a lovely meal. . . OVER. . . ENDED. . I love it.

Speaking of, Stoneware (the unglazed kind) it is 20% off right now. And guess what? I have a secret. There is a *NEW* PC catalog coming out next month and guess what? They have raised the price of stoneware... because it is awesome. So, guess what that means? Right now, you can buy the stoneware for the lowest price like ever... right now... because it is the lower price. . . and because it is ALSO on sale right now... So, I think that means you need some. Want it for free? Heck, I can even do a catalog party for you.. from thousands of miles away.

I direct ship right to your front door... Just ask Jill.

Call me.


E-mail me.

AND THAT IS WHAT I LOVE!!!! So, in honor of my LOVE LOVE LOVE LIST... Let's have another giveaway, shall we??

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Field Trip

Today, Abby went to Kartchner Caverns for a field trip. An incredible trip to be sure. Memorable, right? Peter had the pleasure of picking her up from the school.

Dad: How was the field trip Abby?

Abby: Great! Cindy had a DS2 and we were able to chat using picto-chat!

Dad: Well, Abby, you went to the CAVERNS! What did you do there??

Abby: OH!!!! It was AWESOME! We went to the gift shop!

Dad: Abby! I don't care about the gift shop or video games you were playing!!! DIDN'T YOU GO INSIDE????

Abby: YEAH!!! It was really cool!! Inside the caverns... they had POPCORN, BACON and SODA STRAWS!

Dad: Didn't you see any rocks?

Abby: Oh yeah, we did. THOSE ARE THE ROCKS!

Abby: Obsessed with texting, shopping and food.

Enough said.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Bachelor Re-Cap

Thanks Ali, you ruined EVERYTHING!!!!
That is my re-cap! Hope you enjoyed it... Now, if you want to get to know a REAL BACHELOR (that I am trying to hook-up) GO HERE!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


You know, I am obsessed with The Bachelor. And secretly, haven't you ALLLLLLLLL dreamt in your head that you wished there was an LDS Bachelor on BYU TV? Oh come on... I know you have... Here is the thing... I HAVE GOT HIM! A BACHELOR! And his name is Jimmy.

Ok, you can call him Jim, but to me, he is Jimmy. We go back about 10 years back to post graduation days in SLC. He hung with me and my girls at the condo all the time... Was a regular fixture and just recently, I found him on the FB and he was... SINGLE. Never married, and SINGLE.

I found it hard to believe, I mean, IT'S JIMMY! One of the most likable, lovable guys on the planet! I had to find out his scoop, so I messaged him. I told him I thought I could hook him up with some chicks.. because EVERYONE knows SOMEONE... So, I am coming to YOU people. YOU, my readers. And just in case you are skeptical, remember, I met my husband on-line 10 years ago.. So, it can work. TRUST ME.

Do you know a lady? A 30 something lady who is looking for a man? It's almost Valentines Day and I KNOW you are all in the mood to play match-maker, so, let's do it. Here is a few of Jimmy's dets:

From: Thousand Oaks, CA. (Ventura County) Grew up near by and after a stint at BYU and SLC moved back there and has been there for the past 9 years. [You do NOT have to live locally to apply! It never hurts to meet someone long-distance. Peter was in Seattle when I was in SLC! Let's face it, you can't always meet someone locally!]

Likes to: Travel to watch sports (i.e. go to a Dodgers game or travel to a bowl game), go out to eat, go to movies, host parties (no wonder I liked him!) and cook for a crowd.

Graduated: from BYU in '97 in Sociology with a Minor in Business and is currently working as a Manufacturing Sales Rep. Has been doing so for the past 5 years and owns his own house in the Thousand Oaks area. . . Has won sales awards for the past few years and sadly, has to take buddies to Hawaii with him...

If he does get married: He wants a few kids...

He thinks that humor, openness, and GENUINE kindness make a good relationship. And Jimmy just doesn't mean, "NICE", He means, someone who is genuinely KIND to others and seeks their welfare (aw--he is sweet). Being easy going (Jimmy is) and fun loving (Jimmy is) is also a major plus and he would prefer to stay away from any D.R.A.M.A. nice and steady does the trick.

On dates he likes to: Do lots! Go on a bit of a marathon date! Try something new like Whale watching, going to the pier and catching a bite to eat.

The kind of girl Jimmy is looking for is

  • Genuinely Kind

  • a little spice is GOOD

  • affectionate (catching up for lost time)

  • grounded in the gospel-- gotta know it girls!

  • attractive - (come on, we all know you HAVE to be attracted to someone)

  • good with money-- I used the word frugal, and he stayed away from that, but likes to follow a BUDGET.



Friday, February 5, 2010


I HAVE A WINNER FOR MY BANNER! YIPEE! Thanks for participating ya'll. I even scored a few new followers YAY!

Thanks to RANDOM.ORG for my "random number selection" and the random number generator picked LUCKY NUMBER 13! If you didn't think that number is lucky, you got proven wrong today! I counted down to the 13th comment, and lo-and behold... IT IS SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW PERSONALLY!

A de-lurked lurker... and I TOTALLY believe that a de-lurker SHOULD be a winner because I love it when people de-lurk. :)

So to "THE PLATT'S" Please e-mail me with your info and I will sent the banner to you forth-with! You can e-mail me at lindzstew(at)hotmail(dot)com. Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing... just for fun ms. platt, can you tell me how you found me? I would love to know. Thanks!

And just because I had so much fun, I am going to have ANOTHER giveaway... Stay tuned!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Someone Turns 1 TODAY!

Wow. What a crazy year. I can hardly believe it has been a whole year. When I woke up this morning, I tried to remember the day she was born. I couldn't. So, how is it possible that it seems like it was just yesterday, but I can't remember yesterday. Yeah. I know. My life.



The day wouldn't be complete without wishing Kaylin a


Life with Kaylie has not do I put this gently. *Easy* We still love her lots, and are surprised that she is even in our family, but pleasantly surprised, nonetheless.

She came into this world with a BANG! A BIG BANG.
She was monsterishly big... ans she still is. I mean, who wears a 2T at 12 months.. WHO? Kaylie, that is who.

She has had many adventures in looking like an "accident victim" although, she never was... thankfully. *See above, and below.

She doesn't like to sleep much... although, this picture coulda fooled me. . .


She doesn't smile much, but when she does, it can just about light up the whole room!

She likes to cry... that one we know FOR SURE.

She had a short stint as a model. (Just for my blog of course) She is VERY good at handling PEAS.

And she is OURS, and we love her LOTS!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

EVERYONE is feeling the love

Especially ME!

Thanks Honey, they are beautiful. :)

Don't forget.. I am doing a GIVEAWAY.. Not beautiful flowers, but something else just as PURTY!




** If you are already a follower, link me on your blog and I will count that too!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bachelor Re-Cap

Alright, since everyone's fav is The Bachelor re-caps.. here you go. [I am GIVING AWAY SOMETHING! GO SEE!]

I am in trouble. BIG TROUBLE.

I an not rooting for anyone. NO ONE.


Because everyone is starting to drive me CRAZY!!!

Let's start with Gia- I am just not a fan. I never have been, but I don't know! It doesn't seem to me like there is much to her personality. Ok, there is NOTHING to her personality! And it is starting to drive me crazy that her upper lip does not move. Did anyone else notice that? Sorry, it has just started to bug me and it is all I can think about when I see her.

Ali- Honestly, she has been my favorite from the beginning she seems "for real" and not "crazy" and she SEMI redeemed herself for backing off of Vienna and saying she was over it. *sigh* GOOD. But in the mean time, she is lookin' pretty um, well, let's just use the word snotty. Ok? I just wish she would wipe that smirk off her face because it makes it U.G.L.Y. and I don't mean just on the outside.

Tenley- I know there are a LOT of you Tenley fans out there. And look, I think she is sweet as pie too, but I am thinking: DOOR MAT. And sometimes, when she is talking... and her pitch goes a bit higher... and higher and then she throws a little baby talk in there and.........fffffffffsttttttttp. I am out. The second she starts to do that, I just can't cut it. I want to scratch her off the list.

Corrie: Who? Ok, I totally respect that you are a virgin, and so does Jake, but virgin doesn't have to mean, BORING. ok?

Jake. Oooooooooooooooooooooooh Jakey. What are we going to do with you. Really. I have read the spoilers Jake.. You know, the ones that say who you choose? I am am not pleased. And I FOR SURE hope that those spoilers are DEAD WRONG. But, I guess it doesn't matter super much because I don't like the girls anyway. I mean, they just all have their "issues", and I am not saying there is one that got away, because, there probably wasn't.. but I am going to stand by my original thought and HOPE that you don't choose any. That would make me the most happy I am thinking. (AND IT IS AAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL ABOUT MAKING ME HAPPY, RIGHT?) no, it isn't, because I would watch the show no matter WHAT happens. (*sucker*)

Can't wait to see who is trying to stir up DRAMA, but I bet it is old Vienna at the door. Oh wait, I didn't even mention her!! BECAUSE WHAT IS THERE TO SAY BUT AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

There... hope you liked it.

PS- I think I WILL add a little Pampered Chef goodie to my giveaway. I was thinkin' of makin' it a little sweeter anyway! :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

A GIVE . .(some love). AWAY

Hello? Anybody out there? *tink* tink* tink* Is this thing ON?

Anywho.. WHO is ready for a GIVEAWAY??? Oh! ME! ME! ME! ME!



Oh! ME! ME! ME! ME!

Not too long ago my mom called and said, "Hey! I want to make a banner for Valentines Day!" And me being a total follower (just kidding-I am so not..Ok, maybe I am) said, Ya! ME TOO! So, I found a cute little banner on-line that I could knock off (thank you etsy) and I DID! And it was cute! And then, I decided to make one for you!

And guess what?

Because I had already made one? And learned from my mistakes? THE one I made for you is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY cuter.

So, put your name down.. and say you want it, and tell me which of my posts you LOVE the most (you have almost three years of them to choose from!) And you might just win... My banner.

So, this is mine.... Up close,

and hanging, (Hopefully you have a very cute mantel to hang yours on... I do not)

It says, BE MINE... cuz, could you be mine, would you be mine, won't you be, MY BABY!

And THIS is YOURS! (Don't worry, I will be attaching cute ribbons to it too, but I was just so excited I couldn't wait until going to Michaels for more ribbon tomorrow!)

But it will have some, and it will be CUTE!

Come on... Your chances are GOOD! :) Enter until Friday, Feb 5th.

** JUST ADDED! A PAMPERED CHEF GOODIE!!! Now, get the banner AND a Pampered Chef tool!


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