Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday Movie Meme - 2/1/10

Today's Monday Movie Meme is about The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

One of my favorite actors is Adam Sandler. Not only is he very funny but all of his Happy Madison films are classics.

The Good:
Billy Madison

The Bad:
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

The Ugly:
You Don't Mess with The Zohan

Who is your favorite actor/actress and what are their good, bad and uglies?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - 1/27/10

For this weeks Wordless Wednesday, Dianne from Something Snappy sent me a beautiful photo. Thanks Dianne!

For more WW fun check out Something Snappy and Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 25, 2010

Member Monday - 1/25/10

A weekly post we will be doing here on The Lily Pad blog is a thing we're going to call Member Monday. We will introduce you to a different member of our message board every Monday.

If you would like to join in the fun, please head on over to our community and join us.


Our member this week is Gina. Gina also runs the blog A Wrestling Addicted Mommy. Be sure to check her blog out.

Here are a some questions to help you get to know Gina:

1. What time did you go to bed last night and were you alone?
- I went to bed at 2am last night, and no it wasn't alone

2. If you could be given ANY gift what would it be?
- Any gift.... Plastic surgery! I'm talkin about some tummy tucking, botox and some big ol' boobies!!!!

3. What was the last film that really moved/disturbed/thrilled you and why?
- The last film that moved me was probably Marley and Me, I don't really get to emotionally involved in movies but that one did it to me big time! A movie that disturbed me, can't really say cause we'll I don't watch movies that will do that if I can help it, but if I had to choose anything, probably any of the SAW movies.

4. What is your favorite TV show of all time?
- Gosh, this is a hard one. Of all time?! I'd have to say The Cosby Show, or George Lopez I can watch re-runs of both of those shows over and over and over again!

5. Whats your favorite way to wake up and whats the first thing you do?
- My favorite way to wake up is to SILENCE! That rarely happens as I'm usually woken up by either multiple alarms or screaming children! The first thing I do when I wake up is pee.

6. What would you call yourself if you could choose your own name?
- Gina, lol seriously cause I have no idea what else I would call myself lol I'm pretty much Gina lol

7. If you had to do challenge and you have to eat insects/grubs etc, what would be the worst thing you had to eat?
- ANY of it! I hate bugs, ALL BUGS I don't care how big or small they all freak me out and are disgusting.

8. Whats the worst/most embarrassing CD/Album you've ever owned and do you still have it?
- I'd probably have to say Vanilla Ice, do I still have it, NOPE! It was on a cassette tape and it's long gone.

9. what would be your dream vehicle?
A Black and Chrome 2010 Hummer H2

10. Whats your favorite fantasy people sandwhich?
Hmmmmm.... Austin Creed, Batista, Kanye West and Randy Orton!

11. What characteristics do you dislike in yourself?
- I get nervous too easily and sometimes I really doubt myself.

12. Your favorite item of clothing and why?
- Yoga pants, they're so darn comfy!

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it be and who would it be with?
- A desserted Island with my hubby and all my fantasy sandwhich celebs
lol Seriously though, I'd probably have to say to Italy with my family.

14. If you could have any animal/creature, What would be your ultimate pet be?
- A Tiger or Leopard!

15. What did you want to be when you were little?
- I wanted to be a record producer/artist manager

16. Whats the next planned event you're looking to in your life?
- My youngest going to school

17. What were you doing before you started this?
- Talking to my BFF on the phone

18. What was the last thing you ate that you really shouldn't of ?
- A piece of cupcake.

19. If you were an ice cream/haagen daz/ben and jerrys flavor what would you be?
- Chunky Chocolate Vanilla swirl!

20. Who was the last person you spoke to that you didnt want to talk to?
- My doctor!

21. What was your favourite toy as a child . . .and now?
- My favorite toy as a child, probably my barbies, and now hehehehe... It's my Big Ben

22. When was the last time you cried laughing and why?
- No idea it's been a long while.

23. What is stashed under your bed/mattress?
The floor.

24. What did you dream about last night?
No idea I don't remember

25. What are you really afraid of?

Guest blogger - Eco-friendly products

Our second guest blogger will be Dianne. Not only is she a great blogger, she runs Something Snappy, but she is also one of our community members.

The trend of being eco-friendly is booming in the United States. Whether you choose to "go green" to keep up with the Jones' or because you truly want to make a commitment to help sustain the Earth; going green is an awesome thing. However, many companies are taking advantage of this and charge an arm and a leg for their Eco-friendly products. This is ridiculous and doesn't have to be. You can make your own household cleaning products for pennies:

General Cleaner and Disinfectant

Dissolve 1 cup borax in a gallon of warm water

Scouring Powder

Sprinkle borax, baking powder or dry table salt on a damp sponge; scour and rinse. Or rub the area to be cleaned with half a lemon dipped in borax. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.

Dishwasher Soap

Most automatic dishwashing detergents contain phosphates that pollute waterways. An environmentally preferred alternative is one part borax and one part washing soda. If you live in a hard-water area, you may have to adjust the proportions to avoid scum forming on dishes.

Laundry Soap

Detergents were designed to clean synthetic fibers. Natural fibers can be adequately cleaned with natural substances. Use a mixture of half borax and half washing soda (the same mixture can be used in the dishwasher). To keep colors from fading, add a drop or two of vinegar in the laundry water.

Drain Opener

Dissolve 1 cup baking soda and one cup vinegar in boiling water and pour down the drain. Continue to flush with hot tap water until the clog breaks.

Oven Cleaner

Let the oven cool, then sprinkle salt on the spill right away. Let it cool for a few minutes, then scrape the spill away and wash the area clean. Use baking soda for scouring.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Use a solution of baking soda and water or vinegar for the bowl. Sprinkle baking soda around the rim. Scrub with toilet brush as needed. This solution will clean and deodorize.

Furniture Polish

Mix two parts cooking oil with one part lemon juice. Apply to furniture with a soft cloth and wipe it dry.

Ceramic Tile Cleaner

Use a mixture of 1/4-cup vinegar to one gallon of water removes most dirt without scrubbing and doesn't leave a film.

Not only will these save you money, but it keeps harmful chemicals out of your home, out of water systems and away from your family!

Something Snappy

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Straight Out of The Camera - 1/24/10

Hi! This is Ryann from The Lily Pad and blog owner of A Working Blogging Mommy. I am super excited to help get this blog going for my ladies at The Lily Pad. I decided to participate in a Sunday meme called Straight out of the camera Sunday. This picture was taken in San Antonio, Texas when I was at my husbands BMT graduation. The sky was beautiful that day but I was so amazed at the color blue in this shot. Just beautiful!


Be sure to head ever to Murietta 365 and participate in the Straight out of the camera Sunday meme.

The life of a schooling mama

Hi all, My name is Trisha and I'm one of the owners/admins of The Lily Pad. I will be writing a weekly post about being a full time mom, wife, and college student. As if being the mother of four children weren't challenging enough, I'm just sick and twisted enough to decide that I wanted to go back to school full time to get my nursing degree. Not only is it challenging juggling the kids and their activities, keeping the house clean (yeah, right!), dinner cooked, and all of my school work completed, but I have found that it is extremely challenging attending school with people who are mostly 15 years younger. You'd think we're all adults and it wouldn't be that different, but there is definitely a developmental difference between the teen/early 20s and early/mid 30s! My blog posts will chronicle those challenges, and the humorous tidbits that happen throughout my week.

So, a little about myself first so you know who's writing to you. As I said, my name is Trisha. I've been married to my wonderful, if not occasionally infuriating, husband Tom for almost 9 years. We have four children, two from my first very disastrous marriage. They are Taylor - 13 (nearly 14, Kelsey - 11.5, Nathan - 7, and Sammy - nearly 6. To add to the challenges in my household, we have boys at their most hyper, and girls at their most moody stages in life. It certainly keeps life interesting!

I am a state certified EMT-B, and I work as a volunteer with my local rescue squad. I know, crazy right? Who in their right mind has as much going on as I do, and still insists on volunteering their time? Well, I've never claimed to be in my right mind.

Well, homework is calling. Nothing to make a woman feel overwhelmed like Developmental Psych and Anatomy and Physiology! See you next time!

Tila Tequila "goes INN" on Kelly Osbourne on Twitter

This is my first blog post ever, so bare with me while I learn the ropes.

This morning I woke up and checked my usual accounts. TLP, Facebook, email, Twitter. While I was peacefully sleeping, Tila Tequila was "going inn" as she says on Kelly Osbourne. Last week, Kelly wrote in her weekly article that Tila needs to stfu about Casey Johnson. If you know anything about Kelly, she's got her mother's eloquence.

“Tila has been writing the most inappropriate and bizarre things on her Twitter page. She needs to shut up – I know she must be grieving, but ranting on Twitter seems really off.”

“I first met Casey when I was about 15 and used to see her around,” she added. “She clearly had problems. and it’s so sad she died so young, especially as she had an adopted daughter.”

Tila finally got wind of this and started in on Twitter about Kelly. Tila must have been feeling especially stoopid last night because she "went inn" on Kelly all over Twitter. When she was finished, she kindly blogged the tweets in order for easier viewing.

What a FAT LOSER JEALOUS OF EVERY GIRL PRETTIER THAN HER CUNT! You're just lucky ur born into a rich & famous family Kelly! Otherwise you're just another fatass bitch talking shit about skiny girls!

Tila goes on and on and on about how fat Kelly is, about her cankles, saying she smells, making fun of her name, and makes a dig or two at Kelly's rehab stints.

Then the ever-so eloquent, 4'11", 90 pound Tila threatens Kelly.

Shut the fuck up. I will slap u hoe! BTW i know some JUICYYYYYYYYY Secrets about YOU AND YOUR BROTHER. Please dont piss me off to the point where I will tell everyone what it is! Goodnight you depends wearing, marshmellow man from ghostbusters cartoon looking ass biaaaatch! Yes I will slap u next time I see u. I PROMISE!

Tila lost well over 1,000 followers from last night until this morning. I wonder why? It couldn't be because of the 25 tweets about how Kelly Osbourne is fat, or the picture above that Tila posted on her blog. I can't wait for @MrsSOsbourne to go INN on Tila and shut that bitch up for good.

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