Monday, February 28, 2011

And they called it puppy love...

Today these pup's turned 1 month! They're just too cute! I wish we could keep all SEVEN, but that's just impossible!

We're thinking of keeping this guy! For now names are: Charlie, Peep-O & Bruno (in memory of my first dog, who's name I got from a book I really loved, and the dog in that book just happened to be a Beagle!)
Since they started getting their teeth and nails, it's been pretty hard for Penny to nurse all of them. At one point she was really sore, so we decided it was best to integrate with formula and bottles!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Seriously, I'm hooked on it.... anyone who loves fashion as much as I do, knows what its about.

Love it!

xoxo Me.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thousands of protesters marched in more than 60 towns and cities nationwide.

Women braved the rain in Milan for the anti-Berlusconi rally

Thousands of protesters marched in more than 60 towns and cities nationwide.

Some women carried banners reading "Italy is not a brothel", and said Mr Berlusconi had demeaned women with his recent sex scandals.

The premier denies attending sex parties and consorting with prostitutes, labelling the claims "disgusting" and politically motivated.

Smaller protests were also held on Sunday in Brussels, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon and Toulouse in France, and as far afield as Tokyo.


Last week prosecutors in Milan applied to have Mr Berlusconi put on trial for allegedly paying for sex with an underage girl.

He denies paying for sex with a Moroccan nightclub dancer when she was 17, and abusing his power to get her released by police after she was detained in another case.

Anti-Berlusconi protest at the Sacre Coeur in Paris, France (13 Feb 2011)Protests have also been held in other countries, including one outside the Sacre Coeur in Paris

A magistrate will now decide if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial.

If convicted, Mr Berlusconi could face up to 15 years in prison.

Although frequenting prostitutes is not a crime in Italy, having sex with one under the age of 18 is an offence that carries a prison sentence.

Sunday's protests had a title - Se non ora, quando? (If not now, when?) - designed to express the frustration of those Italian women who are asking what it will take for Mr Berlusconi to resign, says the BBC's Duncan Kennedy in Rome.

Protests took place across Italy, including Rome, Naples, Palermo, Bari, Trieste and Venice.

'Italy says enough'

Rome's Piazza del Popolo - or People's Square - was crammed with tens of thousands of women and some men in an act of solidarity.

Silvio Berlusconi shows his teeth during a news conference in Rome, 9 February 2011

"We are asking all women to defend the value of our dignity, and we are asking men, if not now, when?" organisers said on the protest website.

Marching through Naples, the mayor of the southern Italian city, Rosa Russo Iervolino, said: "The importance of this rally is in the common participation of men and women, young and old, intellectuals and workers."

One woman at a protest in Milan said Italian women had "become a joke to the rest of the world" because of the allegations surrounding Mr Berlusconi.

Some 400 men and women gathered outside the Sacre Coeur cathedral in Paris, banging pans and calling for Mr Berlusconi to resign, while in Madrid, protesters carried banners reading: "Italy says enough" and "My dignity is not for sale".

Despite all the recent negative publicity, Mr Berlusconi's opinion poll ratings are still at around 35%.

The billionaire prime minister also retains the support of his ruling coalition allies the Northern League, who do not want to see him quit, adds our correspondent.

Silvio Berlusconi the focus of day of protests by Italian women

Thousands join marches for respect and values in country with gender gap worse than Kazakhstan's

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Massage Cupping

I am SO IN LOVE with this type of massage! In just 2 sessions, I've already seen results! Combined with a healthy diet and running 2 days a week for 30min, it really kicks butt!

Massage Cupping is known for its ability to break up localized stagnation. Cupping is reputed to:

• Drain excess fluids and toxins
• Loosen adhesions
• Lift connective tissue
• Enhance circulation in stagnant musculature and fascia
• Stimulate he peripheral nervous system

The suction created by cupping draws stagnant toxins, heat, energy or fluid out of where it has accumulated deep within the tissues, and brings it to the body’s surface. Once close to the skin off accumulated toxins can more easily be eliminated via the body’s lymph system.

The skin will redden with strong massage cupping, indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface. Application of liniments, analgesics, plant hydrosols or essential oils immediately following a cupping treatment will aid absorption deep into the tissue. The increased local blood supply will nourish the muscles and skin and allow toxins to be carried away.


Massage cupping is also effective in treating cellulite. A light suction provides drainage, while heavier application can be used to stimulate circulation and loosen adhesions or "dimpling."


Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Contest! Oh Boy Oh Boy!

I was checking up in the blogging world and saw this COOL contest on Heather's Blog!

She ordered these darling little labels from and they couldn't be any cuter!

Guess what? Heather emailed Erin and freaked out over the labels and she is graciously letting one of us win our own set! All you have to do is visit and than tell Heather which gift label is your favorite!
If you post this giveaway on your blog or Facebook telling peeps to come on over than that will be an extra vote! {Just let Heather know when you do!} She will than draw a name and the winner will receive their own set of gift labels for free {a $25 credit}

She will pick a winner by next Tuesday, so go now and get started!

My Favorite is the Peacock theme!

But look how cute this one is too!!! Lots more on the web site!