Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Change of address

Hi.  It's me, Stacie.

I know I haven't been around in awhile, but things got pretty busy over here.

I had this craft show, and I felt it was necessary this year to, you know, have some goods to bring with me.  So that's what I did.  I scrapped the blog thing to do the jewelry thing.

And now I'm back doing the blog thing, but over at another site: www.sjloriginal.blogspot.com.

Don't worry.  It's totally legit.  And there will be plenty of the same ol' schtuff because I'm still married to the source of most of my material.  In fact, just a few days ago I was summonsed to investigate a strange bump on Oliver-dog's stomach, which turned out to be a nipple.  Corey didn't have a dog growing up so he wasn't aware O would have several.  Needless to say he was relieved these "weird white bumps" weren't something more serious.

Oh Corey.  You make me laugh.

And he can make you laugh too.  Somewhere else.  So go there.

We'll be waiting :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Confessions

1.  I cut off a gentleman Tuesday morning who was not planning on letting me onto the highway.  My first instinct when receiving the "what the..?!" hands was to give him spirit fingers.

2.  Sometimes I question my instincts.

3.  And my driving abilities.

4.  Guilty pleasure, movie edition: Don Juan DeMarco.  Cheesy, oh yes.  But the hunk-factor of Johnny Depp in this movie is off the charts.

A close second: A Walk in the Clouds.

Color me hopeless romantic.

5.  I've been super busy getting ready for the LARAC craft festival one week from tomorrow, but as of right now I do not have a single necklace assembled.

I sell jewelry, if you didn't already know.


6.  I use "your mom" in more arguments than I should.

7.  I can only drink half a cup of coffee.

8.  Pet peeve of the moment: every single thing certain people do. 

You won't know if it's you, but just in case, stop doing what you're doing.  It might be driving me crazy.

9.  Sometimes Corey wants me to sit in the living room and watch TV with him.  So he turns on a game and I watch sitcom reruns on the laptop.


10.  Here's a little too much background for something that might be amusing to only myself: I ran across an old Missy Elliot song last night, you know, the badonkadonk one.  Despite feeling icky about the lyrics I used to know (girlfriend is nasty!) I still sang along with the parts I remembered, which led me to the chorus and my favorite nonsensical lyric:

"....I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it.  Is your feminipiflam yet?"

"Is your feminipiflam yet?!"

I have no idea what the actual words are that she's saying; I like this version better.


Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My thoughts, exactly: Quaker 'n snacks

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Mmmmmm.  Now doesn't that just tickle your fancy?

And make your stomach growl?

And possibly remind you you forgot to unplug the curling iron?!


I digress.

This is the new Quaker Soft Baked Bar made with real fruits and nuts.  Go ahead.  Take a look.  A good, long look at your new breakfast snack because between the fusion of flavors and 5g of fiber, 6g of protein, and B-vitamins you've got yourself something you'll actually feel good about eating.

Why, yes I did just say fusion of flavors.  I don't even regret it because that's what happens: they take cinnamon and pecans and fuse them into something beautiful.  Then they made the same magic with bananas.

But they had me at pecan.

And 6g protein.

But mostly pecan.

Hey mom, did you see this?

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She drinks those Carnation Instant Breakfast shakes in the mornings; easy to make and take.  But oh the possibilities with a Soft Baked Bar! 

Hey mom, pop this sucker in the microwave and tell me it doesn't knock your pantyhose right off.

But that's an experiment for another time.

Enjoy, people...wholesome food you can take with you!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

This DID just happen

Corey decided we had too much milk last night.

His solution: cake mix.  Both chocolate and yellow.

Corey: "Do you think the eggs are still good?"

Me: "Probably..."

C:  "I mean, when the power went out we didn't take them out, so they should be ok, right?"

Me: "Put water in a bowl and see if they float.  If they don't then they're fine."

Corey fills bowl.  Inserts egg.  Sinker.

C:  "The egg is at the bottom."

Me:  "Then they're fine."

C:  "Are you sure??"

Me:  "Yep."

C:  "??"

Me:  "I read it in several places."

Corey adds eggs.  Stirs.

C:  "Are you going to eat this?"

Me.  "Yeah, why?"

C:  "I'm not.  It just seems funny."

Me.  "Gimme a break!  The thing sunk, the eggs are fine.  Call your mom if you don't believe me!"

C:  "Hey mom...(chatter in the other room)....ok thanks. Don't worry beetle.  The eggs are good."

Friday, May 25, 2012

The results are in....

Congrats to E and Betsy!*

You each won one of these beauts to wear for days at a time because they're so light you literally forget you're wearing it.

And Thank You to everyone who donated to my Relay For Life team...I reached my goal and we all did something pret-ty good.

Go ahead.  Pat yourself on the back.

And if you call yourself E and you chronicle your daily happenings in Portland, email me your address: staciejlucas(at)gmail(dot)com.

(Bets, I think I know where to find you!)

Keep on keepin' on!


*there were some commenting issues so I included everyone who donated.  period.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Solving the world's problems one felt ball at a time

Off-topic: have you seen this dude, Flula, on Youtube yet?  I spent a good 25 minutes watching his videos and now everything I think has a German accent.

Google Flula and rock, paper, scissors.

Or Flula and Jennifer is a party pooper.

"Jennifer poops at parties?!"

But I digress.

People, you have just three days to donate to Relay For Life to find a cure for cancer!!

Oh, and to win one of these!

Click here and follow the directions to win one of two of these handmade, 100% merino wool necklaces from your's truly.  It's easy: after you click on the thing you go to a previous post, click on another link that takes you to my Relay page, donate some money, I'll scream "THANK YOU" all the way from upstate New York, then come back and leave a comment.

I guess you can leave the comment before you make the donation.  That would save us some time, wouldn't it?

Low entries so far, so there is a pret-ty good chance you're going to win.

And if I man say so, these necklaces are cool.

And, of course, cancer is really bad.

So go do your thing.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Friends, this is a day for the history books!

One that I will remember until I forget!!

A day that brings Corey & Stacie to the masses!!!


No really, this is huge.

Well, I mean it's huge for a certain population.

Like, um, those who are concerned about the appearance of their upper arm area.

But I'm sure that is soooo many people.

Try this (don't worry, it's 85% safe), Google "arm fat crease."  Who do you see??

Hmmm?  I'll give you a minute.



Who is it that pops up right under a probably very reputable and informational site on the subject of arm fat?!

It's this girl!!  So exciting.  On the subject of arm fat creases I have found my way up the ladder to the number two position of authority on the condition.  It's not something to take lightly, folks.  People look to me before they look to someone else after realizing that I am, in no way, a professional, and that is the highest form of flattery.

So today I'm going to give myself a little pat on the back, let myself know the journey to the top isn't over, and then set off to work on bringing "brownie turd" up to it's rightful number two spot.