Babs In Blogland
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Babs In Blogland
Friends, I’ve been blogging at this address for nearly three years. I’ve shared a lot with you as I journeyed into motherhood. But as a friend once pointed out, I’m not a mommy blogger, I’m a mommy who blogs.
I feel slightly pigeon-holed in this space. I don’t want to just write about motherhood, I want to write about any and everything. And so, with that, I have decided to take up space at my old digs!
I would like to apologize to everyone that follows me and will have to update their feeds, but I promise this is the last time I’m making any changes. Even if I give up on life and join a nunnery, I’ll still be representing blogland over there.
So pop on over, take a look around and tell me you love it. No really, leave a comment and tell me how you think it is as dope as I think it is!
See you on the flipside!
I’m currently addicted to turkey rollups. Like, take a piece of turkey add a piece of cheese (currently using muenster) and roll it up. No bread. No mayo. No mustard. Just meat and cheese.
Weird, I know.
Did you see the OC Reunion Part 2 last night. It was very satisfying. Lots of gasps and clutching of pearls. Gretchen whippin out those emails! Tamara outing Vicki for vacation one-night stand! It was great.
I met a guy recently that I’m feeling very lukewarm about. I was going to go out with him, but I think I’ll pass. I’m gonna need to be really excited about someone to leave my house after dark.
My young cousin is coming to stay with me this week. I’ve been working hard to come up with fun and cheap things to do with him. So far so good. I think my biggest expense will be taking him to a professional soccer game, but it will be worth it. He’s never seen professionals play and he is really good. Regan is over the moon with excitement whenever I mention his name.
Speaking of Regan, she is still loving her weekly swim classes. I’ve noticed a huge improvement in her listening skills. She even can kinda sorta swim. I don’t think she realizes she is doing it, but it’s very exciting for me. I can’t wait until we get to the part where I don’t have to be in the pool with her. Me, all large and in charge in the pool, is not what’s hot.
I’ll leave you with a few pics from our most recent class. Enjoy!
Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to attend an event for the Yelp Elite. In case you do not know, Yelp Elite are members who write good, often, funny, and/or cool reviews. It’s an invite only kinda thing and I love being one of the chosen few. I receive invitations each month for elite events, but I’ve never been able to attend. All of the missed opportunities were well worth the wait because yesterday’s elite event was the coup de grace of elite events.
The Capital Grille (which happens to be one of my favorite restaurant experiences, and yes it is an experience) hosted the Yelp Elite for the Generous Pour wine tasting event. Imagine me and my momma in a room full of people sipping on generous pours of the most delicious wines. And imagine passed trays of mini crabcakes sandwiches, filet mignon and grilled vegetables. Now imagine how sad I was when I had to leave!
My mom was so happy to be there. She truly loves wine and got more out of the experience than most people there. She was asking so many questions and showing so much knowledge that they were pouring her doubles!
Before we left I had to snap a pic with Kathleen. She is our fearless leader and I am always seeing her name in my inbox. I was happy to finally put a face to the name!
Before we left we grabbed our gift bags. Inside contained two delightful chocolate confections. I wish I had a pic to show you, but I wolfed those bad boys down in the car.
After we had our fill of wines, we wanted to sit down and have a little nosh before heading the airport. Unfortunately, they were not open for service except for the elite event. So we headed over the Atlanta Fish Market where we continued our wine-spree and had a couple of delectable appetizers- oysters rockefeller and lump crab fritters.
All in all, it was a great way to end the weekend and a great way to send my mom off into the friendly skies.
Thanks to Yelp and The Capital Grille for hosting such an awesome event! The Generous Pour Wine event continues until September 2. Check it out!
I just wrote this whole post about yesterday’s match and it disappeared. I hate when that happens!!!
Anyway, I’m not rewriting all that crap just to tell you we lost. That’s really all you need to know.
Shouts out to CaliSlim for coming out to support a girl and snap a couple of pics.
I recently received the Mom Vox Box from Influenster. As you may recall, I received one last year and really appreciate the opportunity to try new things.
This box included the following: Stash Tea, Nektar Honey Crystals, Quaker Soft Baked Cookie, Ivory Soap, ImPress Nails, Dentek Flossing Picks and a Dish Drying Mat.
Immediately I was excited about the Dish Drying Mat. My grandmother has one and I’ve always liked it. I, on the otherhand, have always used a papertowel to sit things on that need to dry. Not a big deal since I really don’t wash things by hand, but I recently upgraded my knives and I have been instructed to hand wash them. The Dish Drying Mat is right on time. It’s big and can hold a lot of my knives, and it folds up easily when I don’t need it.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Stash Tea, and I’ve been drinking tea regularly ever since my summer cold a couple of months ago. The Superfruits Tea Sampler flavors, though not normally my preference, are quite delicious. I really like the Yumberry Blackcurrant.
Normally, I add honey to my tea, so when I saw the Nektar Honey Crystals, I was intrigued. I was also pleasantly surprised. One packet of the crystals was enough to sweeten my tea to my liking. And I didn’t have to worry about the mess of a bottle of honey. I will definitely be purchasing these in the future!
I’m not a fan of soft baked cookies. Never have been. I like packaged cookies with a little crisp. So I decided to let Regan enjoy the Quaker Soft Baked cookie as a snack. She, of course, loved it!
This morning, when I noticed my bar of soap was now a sliver, I grabbed my bar of Ivory Soap. As soon as I opened it I was hit with nostalgia. Ivory is what my grandmother has always used. I could remember taking baths as a little girl with a bar of Ivory Soap. It, of course, hasn’t changed at all. I was squeaky clean and smelling great after my shower!
One of my other favorite products in the box was the Dentek Floss Picks. These are great for keeping in my desk drawer at work or carrying in my cosmetics case in my purse. And that is exactly what I do!
I really appreciate the opportunity to sample these great brands. Thanks, Influenster for including me in this summer’s Mom Vox Box!
Necessary Legalities: As an Influenster, I was provided with samples of the aforementioned products. I was not compensated to write about them. All opinion expressed are my own.