Miscellany Monday Five

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. Remember the baby shower I blogged about back in April?  Well, baby bear Brandon was born on June 11 and here’s a couple pictures for you to ooh and aah over!

I love his facial expression in the first one (teehee!) and you can tell he will be such a HANDSOME boy in the second one!

2. I got my first spray tan ever last Wednesday!  I love how it turned out, but was a little disappointed that I couldn’t work out that night (or shower)… yea I smelled for a day.  The color didn’t really come off on my clothes or sheets or anything but when I did shower, the water was a little orange and the color settled in some more and looked real natural and  good after that!

3. Hands down, summer is my favorite season ever… mostly because I can wear dresses and sandals to my hearts’ content!  However, mosquito bites are really quite a bummer, last week I got 7 bites in 2 days, ugh.  One time when I went to Taiwan over the summer, I had 40 mosquito bites at one time, I kid you not.  I also have a real problem of scratching them until they scar… What kinds of lotions/ointments do you use to get rid tame the itch??

4. We sold Marv’s 16 year old baby – the red Toyota Corolla – to someone whose car recently got flooded in the Tennessee floods.  Marv’s a little sad to let the car go, but it was a necessary move to pay for the carpet in our basement!  And plus… there wasn’t a need to have three cars and three car insurances.

5. We just flew back from San Francisco on a red eye flight because we didn’t want to use up any vacation days.  Although it was quite brutal, we’re trying to save up days for a possible Australian vacation next year!  🙂

6. My CSN Store $60 gift certificate giveaway ends today at 5:00PM CST!  Don’t forget to enter if you haven’t already done so!


  1. June 28, 2010 / 7:07 am

    love your misc mondays! i have to tell you…hands down you are one super-lady-blogger/twitter! i can’t believe how you can manage to do all of this plus work, have fun, travel! it’s great! you rock my socks girl! i’ve posted a little giveaway on my blog post today along with a bloggy friend (small burst) meet up come by and take a peek!

  2. June 28, 2010 / 8:34 am

    Awww baby Brandon is so cute!! I could just schmooosh him!!!

  3. June 28, 2010 / 8:56 am

    Oh baby Brandon is a cutie!! Such sweet photos 🙂

  4. Nani
    June 28, 2010 / 9:20 am

    Brandon is a cutie!! it seems like you have been busy this past weekend did you sleep well before your monday started?

  5. June 28, 2010 / 9:21 am

    Baby is a cutie pie!!

    Summer is my fav season too, I love when it gets really hot and MUGGY, lol 🙂

    Have a beautiful week, sweets.

  6. June 28, 2010 / 10:05 am

    Sandy, he is sooo precious!! What a sweetheart…
    Was wanting to try a spray tan over the winter. good to know you like it!
    Hope your weekend was wonderful:)

  7. June 28, 2010 / 11:22 am

    Brandon is a total cutie pie! Glad the spray tan worked out! I am super fair skinned and have never tried it. I have a fear of being orange!

  8. June 28, 2010 / 11:28 am

    aww the baby boy is so precious and handsome at such an early age!!! mosquitoes – I hate them, having the same problem with scratching, can’t find anything to help me avoid them. besides this, I love summer too! have a nice week! xoxox

  9. June 28, 2010 / 12:36 pm

    The baby looks so cute 😀

    I really love Summer for the same thing, but I’d love it anyway just for the good weather and the great mood I get. Plus, I don’t get mosquito bites since I was a kid, so it’s more than great.
    I’ve never tried one of those tan things.. I’ve always thought that it has to look fake (no idea tho)

    Congrats for sell the car! I think the same, having 3 cars is a little silly when you don’t need it.


  10. June 28, 2010 / 5:41 pm

    That bambino is BEYOND beautiful!

  11. June 28, 2010 / 6:14 pm

    i love newborn pics~brandon is such a cutie!!! wish you showed us your hot tan! summer is here and i am one happy camper! happy summer~

  12. June 28, 2010 / 6:34 pm

    tell me more about the spray tan!! i’m so tempted.

  13. Jess
    June 28, 2010 / 7:35 pm

    Oh, that baby is precious!

    As for mosquito bites–I had the same problem in Taiwan one summer. Get yourself some Chinese ointment–you know, the kind that’s green and smells kind of like menthol and something extra? It takes away the itch AND has the added bonus of healing the bites faster.

    If you can’t find it? Get something with menthol, whether it’s Tiger Balm or Icy Hot. Works like a charm, every time.

  14. June 28, 2010 / 7:43 pm

    Hehe what an absolute cutie! I love his facial expression 🙂

    I’ve never had a spray tan but then I’ve never really needed one since my skin is more olive toned and I tan quite easily. It’s good that it didn’t leave marks on your sheets though.

    And you’re thinking of coming to Australia for a holiday!!! Oh yay! If you do let me know 🙂

  15. June 28, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    I do remember that baby shower. OMG, what a cute baby! Awww. Congrats to the new parents. Mosquitos must like you. My daughter is the same way. She’ll get all the bites and her brother will have none. We’ve been using that off dry spray repellent and it’s working so far. Oh, and sorry about having to let the Toyota go. sniff, sniff.

  16. June 28, 2010 / 8:35 pm

    what a sweet doll baby! he is just so cute!!! i love love love spray tans! so glad you got the pleasure of enjoying one. : )

  17. June 28, 2010 / 8:52 pm

    Popping by from carisa’s….

    For mosquito bites, or any bites, you can use Amonia and it stops the itching straight away! They sell something called afterbite, but it’s really just an expensive tube of amonia.

  18. June 28, 2010 / 11:33 pm

    I spray tan every week for years…Ask if they have the scents to add to it and it will totally take away the smell,,,I use the tropical coconut and never smell the awful tan smell….

  19. June 28, 2010 / 11:34 pm

    opps my name did not finish

  20. June 28, 2010 / 11:43 pm

    That baby will be a handsome boy. I love your blog. I’m ready to settle in for the night and catch up on everything. I’m your newest follower!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  21. June 28, 2010 / 11:43 pm

    I remember I used to just smack my mosquito bites instead of itching them haha. But my blood is not “sweet” so I don’t get bitten very often at all. You must be extra sweet!

  22. June 29, 2010 / 12:29 am

    i’ve always wanted to get one.. but i’, so pale i’ve been so scared! hahaa.
    and how cute is that baby!! SO WONDERFUL!

  23. June 29, 2010 / 4:01 am

    ahhh baby brandon!! he’s so adorable ^_^

    i don’t know how you have time for everything! haha.
    i’m starting to think you secretly have a twin or something. ;D
    you’re always staying so busy!

    i like summer for that reason too! dresses + sandals. i just wish it wasn’t so hot here 🙁 40 mosquito bites?? ahh! i think that’s a record. i hate mosquitos (good thing we don’t have them around here). when i visit other places and they have them i get TONS of bites too. cortisone cream helps a little!

    that’d be cool to go to australia!! i’ve always wanted to go too 😀


  24. June 29, 2010 / 4:17 am

    Baby Brandon is sooo aodrable!! I love dresses and flip-flops during summer time! Havea lovely merry happy week and love to you!

  25. June 29, 2010 / 2:28 pm

    I’ve never tried spray tanning but want to – glad to hear it works. And I’m hoping the mosquitoes calm down too – they are bad this year!

  26. June 29, 2010 / 3:18 pm

    Australia?! Really!!! Awesome! Im glad you had a great weekend. Baby Brandon is toooo cute! He is def going to be a handsome man! <333

  27. Rebecca (Becky)
    June 29, 2010 / 5:53 pm

    what a cute boy — love both the pics, his brow line on both are so expressive. Separately, I hate bug bites. I think I’m less tolerant of them as I’ve gotten older, I literally have to sleep with ice on me sometimes to get to sleep at night. Hubby thinks I’m crazy, but they itch so much I can’t settle down to sleep!

  28. June 29, 2010 / 11:23 pm

    Oh, baby Brandon is so darn cute! 🙂 A 16 year old Corolla! Mine’s 11 and still going strong! 🙂

  29. June 30, 2010 / 5:18 pm

    Aw, Brandon is such an adorable little guy! What a great face he’s making in that first picture.

  30. July 1, 2010 / 10:15 am

    awe! a BIG congrats to your friends! what a cutie pie he is 🙂

  31. July 7, 2010 / 6:57 am

    bug bites suck! sorry – – i hope they get better & you find something that works!

    and baby Brandon is adorable 🙂

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