Drum Roll Please…

I know, I know…you’re expecting flip offs, right? Well, I am not flipping stuff off this week! You know why? I have a too much to be happy about!

I’m feeling better. My eyes aren’t itching and so I’ve stopped debating whether or not to just rip them out of my head (thanks to a steroid shot to help my allergies and Zythromax to get rid of my sinus infection). And since it’s allergy related and not pink eye? I get to keep my Lash Food mascara…I don’t have to toss it! YAY!

Tomorrow is the big birthday party for the kids! It will be lots of fun and I’m looking forward to it! I have a lot of prep work still to do, so if you don’t see me around much, that’s the reason why.

And – are you ready for this? – drum roll please…

I’m Shell’s BFF today over at Things I Can’t Say!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am! So please, go read my post about trying to put groceries away with the twins in the kitchen. Sounds easy, but it’s not! And if you haven’t visited there before, make sure to look around and visit awhile; Things I Can’t Say is on my “Blogs I Don’t Miss. Ever.” list on my sidebar. Thanks Shell, for having me over, and for featuring my blog!

If you’re here from Shell’s place…hello! I’m Natalie, and I’m a SAHM of three little ones, but you probably got that from my post over there. Tater’s the monster referred to in my title. Although one of the twins (Ms. L) is giving him…and me…a run for our money! Please kick off your shoes, grab a glass of wine (or coffee – depending on when  you’re reading this!), throw your feet up and look around!

And one more reason I’m so happy…just take a look at this:
Our “hotbiscus” are blooming and they are beautiful!
And I’m beyond happy that hubby finally got our front yard planters done (with help from Auntie S)…just in time for the big party:
See not one thing to flip off! Except laundry…but that’s a given, right?!
And so it goes…


  1. Congrats on your BFF feature! I loved the post! Nothing makes me happier than a nice yard when we are having company. Glad you were able to get that done. :)
  2. Awe - congrats on the features, on the meds, on the clear eyes, and the HOTbiscus (cute!) and the happy planters! Here's wishing you a WONDERFUL weekend, Natalie!!! Happy Party!
  3. Love the hibiscus!!! Found you through BFF...I also have twins, so I'm looking forward to hearing more about yours!
  4. Mommying On The Fly says:
    Woot Woot... Always good when you truly have a TGIF moment.. lol.. Enjoy the weekend..
  5. The Princess of Sarcasm says:
    I came over from Shell's. *waves real big* I left you a comment over there, though I'm sure you would have preferred if I had left you a babysitter and a pretty dress. Sorry...
  6. Merri Ann says:
    That was a funny post over there. I left a comment there too. Congrats on the guest post.
  7. The Idiot Speaketh says:
    By what I have read so far, you do a great job with your kids! Whenever our kids were young and they would be acting possessed, we would always remark "be thankful he/she is not a twin".... If any of my three had indeed been twins, I would probably be in an institution by now... :)
  8. Hope the kids have an awesome birthday party!

    That flower is so beautiful.
  9. Of course the laundry is in a constant state of being flipped....I'm SO glad you are feeling better AND get to keep the Lash Food! Have fun at your party, and I am on my way over to your guest post!
  10. Yay! Congrats on being FB today (I'm one myself at Theta Mom!). so happy you don't have to throw your Lash Food away. Have a wonderful time tomorrow at the kiddos' party! Your yard is beautiful, BTW!
  11. MommaKiss says:
    A BFF!!! Yay!!!!!
    So glad you're feeling better. Woot!
  12. NATALIE! OH MY GOD!!! I know her! I know her!

    If you're happy, I'm happy. And if I'm happy, that means it's 5:00 somewhere. Good thing I keep a stash in my murse!
  13. I so badly need a hotbiscus. So badly.
  14. Michelle Pixie says:
    Stopping by from Shell's and am now a follower! Loving it here!

    I've never heard of a hotbiscus? I have a hibiscus tree that is in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous.

    Hope the birthday party goes perfectly and that the kiddos have all their wishes come true! :)
  15. Mrs.Mayhem says:
    Glad you're feeling better! Congrats on the feature!
  16. JDaniel4's Mom says:
    I loved your post on Things I Can't Say. You sure have your hands full.
  17. Wow, that flower is breathtaking and congrats on getting the planters done.
  18. Heather's In The Land Of Crazy says:
    Stopping by from Shell's and now a new follower. I can't wait to read more. Have a great weekend.
  19. that is soooo awesome! congrats on being shell's BFF!!
  20. Sharlene T. says:
    Great post! Maybe you could have hubby build a kitchen cage for grocery putting away times?... I have to go back and check out the rest of her site... thanks for the introduction... speaking of lawns, I heard a big commotion outside my office and found the boy across the street and his friend were mowing my lawn! Just decided to help that little old lady living across from them! Wasn't that nice?... enjoy the party and don't even think about the laundry... come visit when you can with some cake and ice cream...

    Twitter: SolarChief
  21. New follower from Shell's today! I am a fellow BFF too! Shell is such a doll, isn't she...she is my lil sis!

    So...I loved your post today. I was yelling at my 10 and 7 year old today because they kept interupting me from reading my blog roll...lol! You pretty much put me in my place since I am not dealing with little ones like you...so I should not be complaining because I need to make breakfast for my kiddo's...lol!

    Have a great weekend!
  22. Just Another Mom of 2 says:
    Hello, I'm visiting from Shell! I can completely relate to the eyes itching, I have terrible allergies, and have been fighting a cold (but fear sinus infection) the past week and a half- ugh. Loved your intro at Shell's, looking forward to browsing around!
  23. Hi there! I clicked over from Shell's!

    Congrats on being a BFF! Happy Birthday to your two little(st) ones! Have a great party tomorrow:)
  24. moveovermarypoppins says:
    Those "hotbiscus" are gorgeous! Here in the frosty northeast, we have none.
  25. Love the "hotbiscus" - very beautiful and so are your planters. Very nice! Hope the birthday party is a blast!
  26. congrats on your Bff.. Im following you now because of Shell!!!
  27. I didnt mean because I met through....LOL!!!!
  28. How to Shop for FREE at Amazon.com says:
    We've got white and red "hotbiscus" but would love to have a yellow one too! Gorgeous pic! Too bad they only bloom for one day...at least that's what happens to ours...is that normal? : )
  29. Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds says:
    I'm still wondering how you managed to BUY the groceries. Nice meeting you over at Shell's place!
  30. Congrats on being the BFF. I enjoyed reading your post. I can't imagine how busy you are