Friday, April 1, 2011

party on

this is a great time for me to say hello! and for my newest readers to get to know me. we can call this our getting to know moi party; wine anybody?

i'm stacey and i'm twenty-five years young. i am a single mom whom stays home with my two young children (kohen and quin). i have crohns/ulcerative coleitis and an array of other issues going on with my, what it seems to think, 90 year old body; but i still live my life as if i'm the healthiest person in the world and nothings going to get me down. the nuggs and i live our lives from day to day like rock stars we like to act like we have no cares in the world and the world is our stage. (hahahaa, poor roadies is more like it). i love to jot down my ideas, share our adventures, and put my classy cynicism to use. what better way to document all of this and have it all in one spot for you to peruse; ensue this little corner, i call mine, on the world wide web.

we live in the great white tundra most know as canada, eh (insert canadian jokes here). i must say, minus the less than stellar shopping i do love it here(the u.s has better shopping - don't hate my fellow canadian friends). so fresh n so clean, clean. however, i do have a secret obsession with the state of california, and if you know any single men that live there. i will lower my standards to become a mail-order-bride. my e-mails at the side, just drop me an e-mail - i'm in. (we will make this happen - just sayin')

this handsome little man is kohen. he's pretty super-fantastic. i'd say the bees knees of four year olds. his nickname is, generally, monkey for all intensive purposes. he likes to lead people to believe he's a four year old superhero out to fight crime, and sometimes he teeters on being the bad guy himself. let me tell you, i'd trust him to save me from a burning building -- he's pretty strong and when he has an idea, he goes for it regardless if i agree or not. (haha... oh myyy. i'm in trouble with this one.)

kohen is one of those children that is basically allergic to everything; food related anyways. he's pretty good now at picking things out and asking if he can have it, however it still scares the ever-lovin' bajeezus out of me when i send him anywhere without including his food. the child needs some sort of baggy attached to him at all times for those "just in case"' moments (or a bubble). he's a tender soul and theeee best cuddler. i'm sure he could give some cuddling lessons to anyone that is lacking in this area. he's an angel (i'll share that story one day) and i'm very lucky to have him as my son.

this little firecracker right here is quin "quinlan" lulu lubelle...the list goes on. she is my three year old going on thirteen. she is a spitfire (down to the very last word in every definition in the dictionary). if you hear a little one talking vigorously doing their very best not to forget every thought at that very moment that passes through their brain,  times it by 100 and you have this little piece of work right here. sometimes i wonder if she knows more than i do, then i  quickly realize that short of being a prodigy, there is no way, she's three. but she gives me one hell of a run for my money.

the problem is purely this: if you haven't noticed already she's ador.a.ble. (no biased, i swear), but she knows this. self-proclaimed princess here thinks she's exceptionally snazzy when it comes to doing everything but what she's asked to do, and with a little roll of her eyes will proceed to tell you why and give you a million reasons as to why she did what she did. she has a genuine heart and although mouthy, she will never lie to you. the truth is always spoken out of her mouth regardless if i ask her to keep her truths to herself or not (great quality for the future exhausting while she's learning the ropes to life itself. yes, she's THAT kid. she has sparkling eyes and an infectious laugh (seriously, her laugh sounds like those eerily cute giggling baby dolls in the store). her smile goes on for days and she's the first person there to give you a hug and a kiss and ask you if you're okay.

together, the three of us, are learning about life together. every move any of us makes, is together. we are a pretty cool package if i don't say so myself. what's even cooler is that even though we have many trials and tribulations i feel extremely blessed to have the wonderful children that i do. and i know with gestures and comments that they think i'm a pretty awesome mummy. (even though i don't always feel that way -enter small playing violin in the background)

here's a list of unique things about us that you probably didn't know before:

  • we love ordering pizza with lots of veggies.
  • kohen and quin are 364 days apart (that's right, quin made her debut the day before kohens first birthday and i missed his first birthday party - poor planning on my part.)
  • our favourite snack is carrots and dip or a freshly baked treat we made together.
  • we love taking long walks even if we venture the same road a million times in a week.
  • we like playing super heroes and dragon slayers while running around with pretend swords and lets not forget jumping on the bed is pretty fun.
  • when we grocery shop, we take our sweet time; we love grocery shopping.
  • i have a talking problem, i ramble uncontrollably and half the time i don't make any sense (and i wonder where quin got her talking problem from).
  • we like cuddling in bed watching movies; but we generally never eat popcorn.
  • colouring is one of our favourite past times (yes i colour with them).
  • my children are obsessed with walmart- no joke, they ask me 2343423 times a day to go to walmart.
  • we are all extremely spoiled.
  • we generally break out in song or dance randomly through out the day.
  • i have an obsession with picture taking.

Ultimate Blog Party 2011


  1. yanno, I have a perpetually single bro AND I live in California...just sayin! Love ya chica!!

  2. No popcorn!? Inconceivable! LOL Found ya through UBP, nice to meet ya!

  3. It's really nice to "meet" ya! Your kids are adorable and you are too cute. I hope you have a great week and meet lots of new friends!

  4. Hi! I'm following you from the UBP11! I look forward to reading more! I would love it if you would follow back at one or all three of my blogs :)

  5. I'm stopping by from the Blog Party & I am having a great giveaway you could use with your kiddos. They are so cute.

  6. I loved your post, Stacey. Nice to get to know ya....again!!! LOL. But you can't move to California....then we won't be fellow Canadians anymore and you can't move to Ottawa and live with me :( I'll be so sad!

  7. Love your blog!!! I ALSO have an affinity for great nail polish!!! My whole family's Canadian (except me) Your kids are gorgeous BTW, but you already knew that! I'm a new GFC Follower! Please stop by for my UBP and a chance to win a Disney Dooney & Bourke Wristlet! Have fun Partying with UBP11!

  8. Great to meet you! I live in Calgary tho I'm actually from the US. Stopping by from UBP. Your kids are adorable. I have one little guy, Evan, that is almost 4.

    Merry from

  9. Came from the UBP, it's nice to meet you! You and I have a lot in common, including GI issues (I have IBS) and a son with food allergies. Fun! (Yeah, not fun, but nice to meet someone in a similar boat.) Cute kiddos

  10. Hi! You have a cute blog! I am stopping by from the UBP and am a new fan via twitter and facebook! I hope you have the time to follow back, check out my blog at and enter in my giveaway!
    Have a great day!

  11. Well, my twin brother is single and yes, we live in CA. Just in case...

    My hubby is Canadian, we try to visit every year and I love your homeland :)

    Your kids are super cute! And, I have an aunt who has Crohn's, so I understand a little bit about your struggles.

    I'm so glad to have met you, I hope you can stop by and say hello sometime!

  12. Hi from a fellow Canadian! Found you through the UBP!

  13. Stopping by from the UBP. Cute family. I take bunches of pictures, too. :) My kids are growing sick and tired of me and my camera, actually. Oh, well, I always say that's the price they pay for having me as their mommy.

  14. Great to meet someone in Canada. Following from MBC Follow Club.

  15. Hi! Stopping by from the UBP. I couldn't resist your blog title. And your kids are adorable.

  16. Hi Stacey just partying it up with UBP11 :) Your babies are adorable<3 adore your blog name. <3

  17. You sound like an awesome Mom...except no popcorn????

    I'm visiting from UBP'11...

    I have a few blogs....see if one or two appeal to you:

    Come on home - mom blog

    The Blogging Biz Mom

    While there, feel free to subscribe to my newsletter and join the Blogging Buddies group

    Working at home advice

    Have a fun week!

    P.S. Both kids are adorable!

  18. Howdy!

    I also can ramble sometimes. LOL

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  19. Fellow Canuck!!!
    Dropping by to say "Hi"!
    Beautiful blog.
    Take care,
    Char from UBP #372

  20. I'm here from the blog party nice to meet ya! I have 4 giveaways running you could enter if you'd like. barb g. directorylanesuperstore(at)

  21. Hello!! I am here partying with you from the Ultimate Blog Party! I love what I've seen so far and look forward to blogging with you!!

  22. Your kids are super cute!! I wish I loved grocery shopping! What's your secret? lol

  23. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP! I love meeting new bloggers so stop by and visit to see how I am creating a healthy home for my family if you get the chance. I am your newest follower!

  24. I am now following your from the UBP 2011. I hope you will take the time to like me back. If you could also head to my site and enter to win my contest I would appreciate it !

  25. Happy Friday! I'm your newest follower from Ultimate Blog Party 2011! Looking forward to reading your blog. Hope you will come follow me too:

  26. Hi Stacey! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)