Odds ‘N Ends

I’m so excited!! Tommorow morning, Paul and Kerry over at The Butler Way asked me to do a guest post! I met the two of them when I participated in one of those ‘follow-for-a-follow’ things…bad idea really. But not because I met them – that was the best part about the whole thing! Paul and Kerry are honest, raw, health fanatics in amazing shape, and LOVE pictures – of each other and of other people. And they post some pretty risque ones, too (wink, wink!). So anyways, go check me (and them) out over there…it’s amazing to me that people actually want…and like!…to hear what I have to say.

In case you missed it yesterday, I’m having my first giveaway! I’m giving away a Waterpik Easy Select showerhead. And let me just say, this thing ROCKS! So check it out!

Remember the other day I posted a follow up story about Tater’s trucker mouth? Well, before I posted it, I had this brilliant idea to introduce you guys to a mommy blogger that is super funny! She had read the original Tater trucker mouth post and told me I needed to check out a few posts about her run-ins with little potty mouths. She was right – the posts are hilarious and worth the read! We both agreed that if we lived anywhere near close to each other, we’d probably be BFF’s. So check out these posts from Allyson over at The MVP’s of Mesa Town cuz Allyson’s a hoot!

Next…thank you to Alisha from Dell.icious for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger’s award. Woo hoo!  I loves getting me some awards! Alisha, I know I told you that I’d come up with seven new facts about me, but I couldn’t come up with anything that is worth mentioning. I’m getting pretty boring in my old age! But if you are interested in learning random stuff about me, check out this post for seven semi-interesting things (and winners…check it out for the rules of receiving the award)…and if you are really bored or really interested, check out this other post for ten more Natalie facts!

And I’d like to pass this award on to three other bloggers that deserve it:
Paul and Kerry at The Butler Way…for all the cool reasons I’ve already mentioned.

Courtney at One Mom’s Perfect Imperfection because the girl can take some pictures!

and last but certainly not least, Joann at Laundry Hurts My Feelings because she makes me laugh every, single day. Period.

And if you’re still reading…an update on my hoping for an ally in Alli. I think I gained 2 pounds. I totally blew it this weekend at a family bbq. Too much food and beer. I did also get to experience Alli’s very disgusting side effects. I will not explain. But let me give you a short list of foods that are too high in fat to eat while taking Alli. Any moron could’ve figured these out; I however, did not.
-McD’s cheeseburger and small fries
-Buffalo chicken dip and tortilla chips
-Cupcakes (notice I said cupcakeS, not cupcake)
-Breakfast scramble with potatoes and extra cheese
Word to the wise…if you’re taking Alli, avoid those foods like the plague.

And so it goes…


  1. Can't wait to read your guest post...i will have to go and check them out.
    Sometimes it is hard to resist the cupcakes...that is one of my weaknesses!
  2. Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com says:
    Hey! Just came across your site from the SITs discussion RE: "why do you follow other blogs". Happy to come across your site, girlfriend!

    THat STINKS about gaining a few lbs. this past weekend. Guess how many I freakin' gained? 6 lbs!! NOT JOKING! I think I wrote about it yesterday (how pathetic that I can't even remember? It was Y>E>S>T>E>R>D>A>Y. Par for the course.

    Will be back for sure!
  3. Congrats on the award and the guest post... you're rockin it. And yeah, I've heard bad stuff about alli. Sorry.
  4. Paul and Kerry says:
    I told you that Alli is crazy! Thanks for the award! love your post...come see her!!
  5. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Hey, we just installed one of those guys. LOVE IT!

    And sorry about the two pounds. Amazing how such a tiny little number can be so danged irritating!
  6. Girl, you are just all over the place!!! Congrats on the guest post, that's so cool. I've seen The Butler Way; awesome blog and pics. I would LOVE to have that gal's legs! Running in front of my Wii console is, sadly, not yielding the same results that pounding the pavement would. Sigh.

    Sorry about the Alli mess. I'm guessing the weight gain is temporary. Hell, I can gain 5 pounds overnight just from a margarita (gotta have the salt!!!).
  7. I'm DYING at the fact you had the yucky side effects!! Poor thing!
  8. You totally crack me up!! You ate all that while on Ally?? Oily discharge..anyone???
  9. Allyson & Jere says:
    Well, I'd say that's a BUMMER about the Alli affect, but well, that would be ridiculous wouldn't it. Seriously though, you're hilarious, eating away on that. Sorry you had to experience the Mmm hmmm "side affects."

    Thanks ever so much for recognizing me here on your blog. I hope someone else could get a little laugh out of it.

    Here's to a better week, free from any and all greasy issues.
  10. Mrs.Mayhem says:
    Apparently, you are super popular! There's another award for you at my site.
  11. Is Alli a drug or something? That sounds scary!Ack!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
  12. NanaDiana says:
    Natalie- I was chuckling long BEFORE I got to the end of you post~but the Alli thing did make me laugh aloud. Hmmmm...Quick question, though, was the McD's burger worth it? Huh?
  13. OMG< yuck. Thanks for sharing, but not too much.
  14. Megan (Best of Fates) says:
    This is possibly not what you were going for but now I'm craving cupcakes!
  15. Aunt Becky says:
    Alli totally didn't work for me. I was BEYOND sad!
  16. Elizabeth says:
    Hi - I found you via Tip Junkie and I was INSTANTLY drawn to your blog because I too am a mommy to a monster...errr...3 year old. I can't wait to read more!
  17. Joann Mannix says:
    Thank you so very much for the award. I am truly honored and even more than that, I am so glad to make you laugh.

    I will totally go check out your guest post because number 1-You are super nice and you gave me an award and because I am loving your writing. And number 2-Hello? Risque pictures!!!

    I know about the side effects of Alli and I sure could have used that drug today. I am a very healty eater most of the time, but one of my daughters came home from the store today with pizza rolls AND taquitos. And I chowed down on all the fried crap. Alli would have had a digestive festival.

    Once again, thank you so much!
  18. Courtney says:
    First, thank you so much for the award. I truly appreciate it and your compliment.

    Second, TOTALLY cracks me up that you ate that stuff while taking Alli and had to experience the side effects. LOL!