Memorial Day 2014: The FABsisters Visit with papaFAB

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Today is a day of remembrance. It’s a day for honoring those men and women who died protecting our country as a member of the armed forces. And while we honor those who have fallen and given the ultimate sacrifice, I also thank everyone who has served.

This year was different for me. My late Father’s birthday is May 28th. Often times, his birthday actually fell on Memorial Day. When I was little, the holiday was all about his birthday. As I got older, of course my focus shifted to the real reason for Memorial Day. But in the back of my mind, daddy’s birthday was coming!

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This is the first Memorial Day without dad. It’s weird. My sister and I went to his grave today at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. That is a picture of the main flag that flew at half staff this morning. They had a huge ceremony honoring the fallen. Families were everywhere. Children were randomly putting flowers on graves. Military personnel was all over the place. It made me feel proud that my dad was in the Army and the activities were a form of comfort to me. I thought I would be drowning in a bucket of my own tears. Instead it felt like a celebration of life.

It’s so funny that it was cloudy and slightly gray today. My sister and I hate the sun, so it was like daddy made the perfect weather just for us. It was a very nice morning and I could not imagine going to visit dad without sissy being there.

In dad’s honor, we are going to have good quality gourmet burger for his birthday on Wednesday the 28th. In dad’s older days, he LOVED a good burger and black walnut ice cream. So Wednesday, it’s all about you, papaFAB! We will throw down with thoughts of you in our hearts. We love you and we miss you.

Completely Random…

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-There is some city in the Dallas, Texas area that just passed a no texting while driving law. I had no problem with that until I read where the law also applies to the use of your navigational system while driving. Isn’t that what navigational systems in your car or on your smartphone are for? I’m not from Texas and I use my navigational system all of the time. This is crazy. What about travelers or people simply not being familiar with a particular area of town? DFW has a gazillion “toy towns” as I call them. Since I don’t frequent the “hood” parts (don’t be offended… just being real here) I NEED to have an escape route!

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-I need to check out Iman’s new Global Chic Summer collection. I love her. I think I want everything in that picture. Her collection can be found at HSN.

-I’m nervous about starting the Beachbody “21 Day Fix” diet plan after Memorial Day. The fear of failing has me anxious. I don’t want to let down myself nor my sissy, NurseFAB, who will be coaching me. *sighs*

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I Did It AGAIN With Flip Flop Graphics!

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I’m back with another post about something in my kitchen. Have I turned my blog into a cooking blog? No, but my blog is about what is FABulous to me at any given moment. Right now, I’m into homemade goods and controlling the ingredients that are in the food that I eat. With my recent weight gain (I will lose it, darn it!), my focus is on getting back into shape while still being able to enjoy good quality food. Even though I have my dad’s sweet tooth, the hubby scarfs down most of my sweet treats so I don’t have a chance to over indulge. It works out.

With that being said, my love for a grand kitchen and having all of the gadgets that I THINK I NEED, is in full effect. I shared with you my tricked out hot pink KitchenAid mixer. I absolutely love it and the fact that I have a gorgeously decorated mixer for a fraction of the cost of a custom paint job ($20 versus $500). But what about my hand mixer? It’s a lovely green, but looks odd next to the loveliness that is my hot pink stand mixer. What on Earth shall I do? This…

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Isn’t it pretty? I contacted Christy at Flip Flop Graphics and she sent me decals to adorn my hand mixer. Now my mixers look great together in my kitchen.

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Did you notice this?

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Christy made custom name decals for me. How cute is that? But it does not end there… Continue reading

Let the Fireworks Begin!

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I am a shopping channel junkie. My discovery of Temp-tations by Tara bakeware has not helped matters. I have been a Temp-tations ordering fool since last October!

Today is the “Cooking on Q” day on QVC. Many of the FABnistas have been waiting on a 16 piece baking set in the hot summer holiday color called Fireworkfetti. Everyone was excited about the special of the day that launched at midnight and in addition, this item was pretty much on everyone’s “must have” list.

Well after staying up wayyyy past my bead time, two hours came an went and there was no site of the Fireworkfetti set. The host mentioned that it sold out, but us FABnistas knew that was pure foolery. It was never an option for us to purchase. The Nistas were NOT having that!

Several FABnistas were on the live chat this morning during the Temp-tations presentation. It was hosted by Lisa, Temp-tations Tara’s right hand. Everyone was asking over and over (Did I mention over again?) about the Fireworkfetti set. We were told that the Fireworkfetti did not make inventory in time, and that they will let us know when they know. Bummer!

Then about halfway through the chat, Lisa announced that the Fireworkfetti set would be availalbe during that 10 am show. I could feel the excitement through my iPad screen. That was wonderful… rejoice!
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