Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Had a blast!

Here are some fun pics of the kids. All via camera phone, because my oldest son Bee lost my camera somewhere....I am soooo mad, but I am not going to get into that...

Here are some pics...
It was cold as all get out, so we didn't take pics outside....


My favorite Halloween memory

One of my all time favorite Halloween memories, was when I was 10 years old. Instead of going trick or treating my God-mother threw the most awesome HALLOWEEN PARTY EVER. She had her house all creeped out, with webs, fog machine, creepy music, creepy treats, and we stayed at her house all night watching horror films. We didn't leave until noon the next day.

She had replica's of Freddy Kruegar, Michael Myers, Alien, Jason Vorhees, Carrie, Her walls were covered with REDRUM.....she even had a door that appeared to be chopped up by an axe with the words REDRUM on it....It was so creepy. We carved pumpkins, we made homemade candied apples.....It was so fun!!!!!!!

I am thinking about doing a Halloween party, instead of trick or treating next year, don't know if the kids are going to go for it, but it's worth the try....LOL


Happy Halloween!!!!

From our house to yours! Have a Happy and Safe Halloween.

Remember to either trick or treat with your kids or encourage that they go out in big groups.

Remember your flashlight!

Remember to check all candy before the kids consume it...

Remember to wear reflective clothing or carry a glowstick or flashlight!

Remember to have fun......

Remember to take plenty of pics and post them on your blog...I will do the same if I can find my damn camera.....LOL

Have fun and stay safe....


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

So I went to see this .....

.................. Saw 4 yesterday and all I gotta say is WOW. It was good. The ending kinda threw me off, but it was good. Alot of gore, in this one. I think it was better than 3, but not better than the first Saw. I was screaming like a stuck pig....LOL

We didn't get a chance to go to Borders, but we did go and pick up a cappuchino, on the way.

Today, not much planned, going to get some last minute stuff for Halloween, other than that, nothing much planned!!!!!

The kids are super excited Halloween is tommorrow, so that's all I have been hearing about.

I am going to my mom's!!!!! I will take plenty of pics....

Stay tuned!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy MOnday!

It's Monday.! Back on the grind! I can't even complain because I had a BALLLLLLLL! Friday, I wasn't feeling well, so I just chilled out. Saturday was a different story. I went over to our friends Derrick and Shantell's house for a game of Po-Keno and CLR. We had so much fun. WE ordered pizza, we got our drink on, I was so toasted, I don't know how I won! We play for dimes, and I whipped their butts! Tell me why, Derrick made me so many strawberry daquiris and pina colada's! I knew his plan. He was trying to get me drunk so I would lose. Next time at my house it's on and poppin'....LOL

Then we played CLR, it's a dice game, that has C L R on it and a dot. We played for quarters, so you have to have 3 quarters to start the game. If you roll C you give to the center, If you roll L you give your money to the left, If you roll R you give your money to the right, and if you roll a dot you keep your money. Tell me why my hubby took all our money......LOL Too funny!!!!

If looks could kill.....Shantell wanted to kill us. I mean come on now, we whooped their butts in their own house!!!! LOL

Sunday, Dh and I went to a private screening of AMERICAN GANGSTA, with Denzel Washington, Ruby Dee, TI, Common Sense, Elijor Chewetel?, Russell Crowe(I hated him in this movie), and many more. This movie was sooooooooooo good. I mean anything Denzel does is good. But this movie was da bomb. All I have to say is Denzel is the most loved Ruthless man in this movie.

Today Dh and I our going To Borders and HOllywood Blvd.(Dinner and a Movie) to see SAW 4. Can't wait! What are your plans for today????

Did I tell you how bad, my hangover was Sunday! Dh doesn't drink, and I usually don't either, will drink on occassion, but my neighbors are such bad influences....

Bad Shantell and

Until next time

Friday, October 26, 2007

Throw it on back!!!!

Okay, so me and Adrienne have turned this thing we call "Throwback Friday", into a friendly competition. Keyword Friendly....LOL Adrienne you know what that little sideline comment was about.....LOL

But I used to love this video. I wanted the catsuit and the jacket just like these girls.

I really wanted to come with something a little more powerful after seeing Adrienne's blog first, but I said no gotta go with my first mine and this was my plan.....

So without further ado...

i give you




Monday, October 22, 2007

I've been tagged!

1. Link to the person (or in my case person(s) that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here is the link to the person who tagged me....

7 Random Facts About Me

1. I love horror movies

2. My favorite color is purple

3. I love purses!!!!!! Have over 350 in my collection....

4. I love to dance

5. I am in love with LL Cool J

6. I am afraid of bee's

7. I hate green peas

I'm Tagging

1. Adrienne:
2. Bonnie Rose:
3. Heather-
4. Noelia-
5. Em-
6. Keisha-
7. Melanie-
That was fun...

it's Monday.....

...which means back on the grind time. This weekend was mellow. Didn't do too much! Saturday night we went over to our neigbors to play Kino and have dinner had a blast. After about three watermelon martini's I thought I was playing I think I might have even called bingo a few times. Friday was a bad day for me, really bad migraine, with nausea and dizziness.. REally bad! Sunday, I went to church with my parents. REally good service. Felt great when I left. So refreshing and renewed. I guess I needed a spiritual tune-up. LOL

Ok, so I went out this weekend and bought the infamous HALL OF FAME. Haven't read it yet, but plan to hit borders tommorrow, and sit and read for awhile, while the kids are at school. I also have to swing by Archivers and pick up Life Artist. But, getting back to the HOF, I am sure most of you have heard that Kristina Contes has been disqualified from the HALL OF FAME. Here are my thoughts: I feel so bad for Kristina Contes, I think she's the scapegoat for a lot of people. I feel that she was not the first person who has submitted someone else's pics to the Hall of Fame and won. Think about she never said "it was her pic" from jump. She credited the photo to Nisa Finn. She never took the credit. However, CK still allowed her in the contest. I think that she should have never allowed in the contest from jump, if they knew the pic was not her own. Now that everyone is in an uproar, the dq her. That sucks! Now they want people to go out and buy a special supplemental issue....are they nuts????? I won't be. I would much rather keep my issue with Kristina Contes in it! Because I love her work, I respect her as a fellow artist, and I think this all could have been handled much better and differently.

Interested in knowing how you all feel about this? Don't be shy. You don't have to agree with me, just want your input.

ChitChatDivaRn, I know you tagged me, will do it later today....OK

Until next tiime

Friday, October 19, 2007

It's that time again!


Ok, I can remeber watching this video over and over and over and over and over!
Trying to learn every single step! Not just me, my sibling, even MY MOMMA. This is one of the best VIDEOS ever made. Period.

I remember my best friend Monica and I, rushing home from school, so that we could practice our steps.

I was in love with Michael Jackson during this time. I thought he was fine. Jerry curl juice and all.

This is when Michael was black yall...LOL This is when he didn't look like a freak. This is when his career was at it's best.

This is my favorite video of all time and now I am sharing it with you all....

Without further ado...

I give you.



Thursday, October 18, 2007

A little new with the old....

Ok, so Adrienne, my long lost sister, started this friendly competition.... called Old School Friday. She just don't know! LOL I am the old school queen, plus I got her by 3 years.....LOL

But I wanted to let ya know what I am feeling right now.

I love this song right now...

Who doesn't love Jagged Edge right!

Rough night

We were hit with some heavy duty storms last night. Super high winds. Rain. Lightening. It was crazy. Alot of of my halloween decorations were blown down. I thought someone was trying to break in at one point, because the winds were pushing the door. Sounded like something right out of a horror movie!

We are supposed to be hit with some severe weather today as well. Highs in the upper 70, to low 80's.

The reason we are having this stupid weather in the first place is because of extremes of cold and hot weather.

Today, not much planned. But, my favorite show SUPERNATURAL is coming on today. Jensen Ackles is so freaking hot! I will definitely be in front of the television watching it.

So many good movies are coming out..... I wanna go see : 30 days of night, now this movie looks soooooooo scary. Then I have to see Saw 4, wonder if it's going to be any good without Jigsaw, since he's dead, and I wanna see American Gangster with Denzel, looks like it's going to be supergood. I am going Friday to see Why did I get married. My mom said its a definite must see.

What are your plans for today? Anything exciting....Do tell!

Until next time

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My spin on the whole HOF fiasco...

First of all let me say I love Kristina Contes. I think she is a phenomenal scrapper! I have followed her work for awhile now and she's one of the scrapbook greats in my book. That being said, I feel really bad for both CK and KC for the turn of events that took place..

However, in all fairness, I feel bad for the people who followed the rules and were overlooked..... I guess I would be a little upset too.

I think that CK definitely should revamp the rules, as this was one of the stupidest rules ever in my opinion.

Everyone is in an uproar in KC response found here. Some say she was rude, some say she's full of herself, some say she's arrogant, and I see none of those things.

Everyone handles things differently. I feel she gave an honest account of what happened. Nothing rude at all.

I do think this is a wakeup call for CK and adhereing to contest rules. I do believe they will go everything with a fine tooth comb in recent

Do I think its rigged, I think that CK has it favs, definitely, but some of the Hall of famers I have never heard of, so I think everyone gets their fair shot.

Everyone can't win....kwim?

I am very interested in knowing how you all feel about it?

I just think some people are blowing things out of proportion, boycotting Ck, even one lady, said she wasn't going to buy from Hambly anymore, because KC is on their design team. I think that's CRAZY........

Again, I love KC, her book the dares was totally kick ass...

I can't stop supporting CK, I am not going to pass up Ali Edwards, Life ARtist...LOL

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Things are getting ghoulishly fun at the Brooks house

I just love HALLOWEEN. It's my second best holiday, with Christmas coming first. We decorated our house and it's coming along really nice..... I have always decorated, but this is my first house. It didn't take long before I used all my goodies from my townhouse. I had to go out and buy more. More scary territory to fill......

The kids are so excited! I really get into the holidays. These are the times your children remember and cherish forever....... I am going to take some pics, once we are done! The last thing we have to do is finish our graveyard and build our scary man! Then we are done.......

Stay tuned for some ghoulishy good fun!!!!

I'll get you my pretty........


Monday, October 15, 2007

The fun is over.....

After a whirlwind weekend....It's back to the grind.

I had a blast this weekend. First Friday dh and I went out with friends for drinks and laughs. Total blast. Saturday, we went bowling with the family and Jaree did better than I did. Then we all went to TGIF for dinner. Sunday, my bil and his family came over and we watched movies and ordered in pizza. Now it's back to the normalcy, which is all good.

My nephew Ezra came along with my bil and his family. Ezra is really a tough pill to swallow, but he's a kid nonetheless. Well, my bil's wife does not like Ezra (dh's sister's son), and its so obvious. She kept yelling at him and arguing with him. Helllloooooo, you don't argue with an eight year old. I told dh about it and he noticed it too. I just told Ezra to stay away from her and stay with me. Because it was so not cool. How could someone dislike a child? I love children and could never bring myself to be that mean. I thought about telling my sil, but I don't want to start anything....kwim?

In other news, today is dh's last day of vacation....I am so sad. We are just going to relax and watch movies... oh and let's not forget DAncing with the Stars!!! I love Mel B. I hope she wins....

What's going on with you guys, anything fun planned today?


Friday, October 12, 2007

You already know....


Yes, it's Throwback Friday. This was the jam! I was 18 when this song came out and me and my dh got into a lot of mischief when this came out....LOL

Since my last blog, Jariel broke his hand. Wanna know how......Punching his brother in the head. He has what is know as a boxer's fracture. Boy did they get into trouble.

Anyways today I have to go to get his hand casted. I am so mad I can spit fire....

Any plans for the weekend? We have tons, zoo, bbq, and out to eat....Don't ya just love the weekend?

Until next time...

Turn the volume and enjoy H_Town


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Baby it's cold outside!

WEather: Cold as hell, cloudy, and windy.....LOL

What a drastic change. Just this past weekend we had 90 degree weather. It was so hot I was sweating bullets. AC was on....and now I need to turn the heat on. That's the wonderful life of living in Chi-town. Crazy weather. I am thinking of CHILI tonight...LOL

Jaree is sick and at home and in mommy's bed. She has a terrible cold and she came home from school sick yesterday. Didn't send her today, because she was coughing so badly and it was super duper cold. It was 43 degrees this morning.....YIKES.

The boys are at school and its just me and Miss Ray-Ray. She looks so pitiful and pale. Poor baby! I hate it when she's sick. She looks so sad!

Today I don't have much planned. PRetty much staying in since its sooooo freaking cold. I am going to the library, Panera Bread, and Borders today.....then coming home to make some chili.

Did anyone watch DWTS yesterday....I was so scared Floyd was going home. I kinda felt sorry for Wayne Newton, however he was the weakest of the bunch.

The kids and I have been enjoying all the good movies on Disney......yesterday we watched Halloweentown 2, I think. It was really good. We watch all the halloween movies on Disney until Halloween.

We are decorating the house this weekend for Halloween. The kids are stoked. Hopefully Jaree will be better by then. I hate to see her sick!!!!

WEll, I gotta go....

Until next time..

Monday, October 08, 2007

Introducing my new niece


Weighing in at 7 lbs 2 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long.
She made her Debut October 2, 2007 at 7:30 am.

Isn't she cute?

Happy Birthday to my big sis

Today My sister celebrates her 45th Birthday. Damn you look good girl. My sister Tracy is more like a mom than my sister. We are 12 years apart. She helped raise me. I have a lot of respect for my sister. I love her dearly. We fell out awile ago, but we are cool now. She is a wonderful mom and I love her dearly.


Friday, October 05, 2007

Throwback Friday and other things....

Hi all,

Adrienne doesn't know what she started....LOL Ok. This video was a groundbreaking video to stop the violence. Can you guess what it is????

My birthday was fun. Dh took me out to Red Lobster, ate myself into an oblivion, we didn't go to the movies, because the movie I wanna see doesn't come out until next Friday. It's Called Why did I get Married? by Tyler Perry (aka Madea).

I got a bouquet of lovely flowers, a card from dh and the kids, some money, a trip to bath and body works. My nephew Marion came over with a cute card that sang,a gift card to Chili's yummy, and a balloon. My mom is taking me out tommorrow.....such a sweetie.

Ok, old school girls. Did yall think D-Nice was cute? I did?


Thursday, October 04, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Today I am 33! Woo! Well, officially I am not 33 until 7:21P.M. that's what I keep telling everyone. Today, I am going to dinner and movie. Dh is taking me out! I love dates. He came in at midnight with a bouquet of flowers and a card, I was in a drunken stupor (not from being drunk, just sleepy as hell.....LOL) Looked at the flowers and said "That's nice" and went right back to sleep, dh had to put them in water for me, because I was

For me, birthdays don't have the same meaning as they did when I was younger... Don't get me wrong, I am thankful to God, for blessing me with another year on this earth, but I can remember as a child just being so GEEKED. I couldn't wait to my birthday! Now, its just another day to me. But, I do love all the attention I get and all the presents.....Keep em coming....LOL

Last year I got a car, wonder what dh has up his sleeve for this year.....

Until next time...

Monday, October 01, 2007


I guess you can tell what kind of weekend I had, lets just say I went thru two and half boxes of Kleenex is less than 24 hours.... runny nose, itchy watery runny eyes, itchy nose, sneezing until I almost pee my panties.....just horrible.

But, that didn't stop me from doing the dummy and going to the club last night, where my poor sinuses were INVADED by cigarette smoke. I so should have stayed home, but besides that I had a good time.

Aj, the little boy I babysit is soooooooo bad yall. I have never seen a boy so busy. He is here now and the little time it took me to post I had to say don't do that Aj, 5 times. Busy little boy....LOL

Pray for me!

How in the world do you get rid of fruit flies, we have been invaded by a gazillion, turns out someone put the potatoes in the cabinet instead of the fridge and I went to open it and I felt like I was plagued or something, they seem to keep multiplying, I mopped with vinegar, I cleaned the area where the rotted potatoes were with bleach and vinegar. I hate bugs Please help!

Today, we are going to the movies to see REsident EVil......can't wait. What are you doing today?