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March 2012

I'm Vloggy and I Know It!

Inspired by an incredible interlude with my long lost mojo, this morning...I hope it lasts...I blame Tara :) © 2003 - 2012 This Full House Freshly-Brewed Elsewhere: Robin Wilson Home - Hypoallergenic Bedding Collection & Down Alternative Luxury Bed Pillow Giveaway [takes deep breath] because allergies suck wet poodle! Read more →

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This was only a test; if this had been a real emergency, I'd be wearing matching underwear!

My oldest daughter started her FIRST part-time job last week (THANKYOUBABYJESUS!) so, I've been driving her to and from work, after school. Her job is about 20-30 minutes further south, depending on traffic (which is how we measure driving distance here in Jersey) and, considering we live along the busiest highways leading to the Jersey Shore, it is a bit of a hairy commute. Which is pretty much the reason why I drive my oldest daughter to/home from work. Yes, she has her driver's license (SOB!) however, we only have the one car to share between us and, well, you know. She is saving up for a down payment on a non-minivan and, at this rate, she'll be lucky enough to be able to afford gas for the gosh-darned thing; not to mention car insurance and clean underwear. We live in Jersey, enough said. It's really not all that bad... Read more →

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Did We Not Learn Anything With Footloose?

My son came home from school the other day, threw his backpack into the dining room, I asked him how his day went (fine) if he had any homework (no) and if he was sure he did not have any homework (uh, wait a minute, I dunno, maybe) he's 13, enough said. "Oh, and hugging is now against the rules in the middle school." Seriously, I thought he was kidding. "No, seriously mom, they made an announcement and everything." Aaaand, two questions immediately came to mind: Who got caught doing what? Aaaand, seriously? I usually don't write about controversial sort of stuff AND at the risk of bringing on the torches and pitchforks: honestly, I get it. My kids are older. They attend 4 different schools. 3 of them are teens. I am way past knee-jerk reactions when it comes to this sort of stuff. Mostly, because it takes me... Read more →

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3/21 #BBRadio Interview With Liz Thompson @ThisFullHouse (Hey, yeah and WOW! That's me!)

I had the EXTREME pleasure of being invited, along with Rita Pacenta (a.k.a. Look It's Megryansmom) and Kat Tierney (a.k.a. Sassy Irish Lassie), to speak with the amazing Beth Rosen on the #BBRadio show -- a SocialRevUp brands blogger show -- that aired LIVE last night...like...NO, you won't have access to a delete button...you BIG dork...GULP! Just in case you missed it, here it is: Listen to internet radio with SocialRevUp on Blog Talk Radio Frankly, I was a little nervous. Okay, I was >this< close to wigging out. Honestly, this is not an every day sort of thing for me, you know, exposing myself on an internet radio show (figuratively speaking, of course)! So, after I got home from softball practice with my youngest, my husband sent me to my room with a glass of wine and two telephone handsets, you know, just in case: SCORE!!! So, yeah, it's... Read more →

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: You Know You're a Blogger, When...

While visiting with another dear bloggy-type friend (Hey, Sue!) before heading home (SOB!) she drives you to one of her favorite photo walks, turns the corner and you cover your mouth with your hand...trying REAL HARD not to swallow your gum. While on your way home and at the risk of being called out as an Out-of-Stater (or, Stay-tah if you're from New England) you randomly pull over, take a few minutes to balance yourself on the driver's side seat, hoping you remembered to pull the parking break (ahem) then hold your breath and try to capture that very moment...in one heartbeat or less. Okay, maybe two...I blame Sue. © 2003 - 2012 This Full House Read more →

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Good Prom Dress Hunting

I promised my oldest that we would go prom dress hunting this weekend (SOB!) and just so there was no question on whether or not she would keep me to that promise, see pic above. So, when my husband Garth (not his real name) and I got back from taking Doofus-Dawg to the dog park yesterday afternoon (whole other blog post, will save it for another time, you're welcome!) the girls and I headed out to the mall. Actually, it was Holly's idea to invite her sisters along (NOT MINE!) and, well, if you have EVER had the pleasure of shopping with teenagers (bonus points if they happened to be girls) then, you know. Even my youngest was all, like, "You mean you WANT me to go prom dress shopping with you, on purpose?!?" At 10 years-old she knows: going to senior prom is a REALLY BIG DEAL. She's a... Read more →

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Flirtexting: While Under the Influence of Children

My husband, Garth (not his real name) had a local Chamber of Commerce thingy to attend last night and, considering it was held at one of our favorite pubs, I'm thinking perhaps it's high time I joined the Chamber of Commerce. Clearly, those Chamber of Commerce folks know how to, you know, thingy. Aaaaanyway, Garth (NHRN) and I have been feeling a little estranged, lately (okay, for the last 18 years) but not on purpose, or anything. We have 4 kids. 3 of whom are teens. Enough said. Aaaaanyhow, I thought it would be fun to send him a few flirtatious texts to, you know, shake his thingy up a bit. So, I sent him this: ME: Hey hot stuff! Buy me a drink? GARTH (NHRN): Hi Hi? Really? That's it? Aaaand, I used my best flirty-grin and everything. Then, I thought maybe he's just in mixed company and/or overwhelmed... Read more →

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