Monday, April 12, 2010

Breakin' Out the Bubbly!

I'm a Veuve Clicquot gal on a Korbel budget but it's all good -- it's my SITS Day!!  **SPIRIT FINGERS**  
~~ WELCOME!!! ~~

You have no idea how happy Heather from SITS made me when she emailed me about being a SITS Featured Blogger.   Well, maybe you do.  ;-)  Good news is a precious thing indeed these days.

Like so many of you, my life is one big balancing act.  Some days it's really just an act... but I always try to make the best of it, learn something, then come back here and share it with y'all. 

For example, check out this helpful tip I posted about what to do if you're also feeling overwhelmed with all of life's "to do's."  As we say here in Bahstin Boston, it's wicked good advice. (If I do say so myself... but then again, I have been drinking cham-pag-nee.)

Let's see.... I'm proud mom to five-year old Spiderman (see pic) and ten-year old Miss M.   Also stepmom to 20-year old Army Dude who was recently deployed to Afghanistan.   

I met their dad, Big D, thirteen years ago.  We tied the knot in a spur-of-the moment beach wedding.  Wicked romantic.

I wanted to kill myself fell in love with Big D all over again at his recent 20th high school reunion.  Wicked funny.

So please pour a glass, have a look around, stay awhile.   Clickety click my links above (and/or in my archives and/or the label cloud on my sidebar).  I'm so grateful you're here!  Thanks!!!

I should also mention that I am working on a book about a personal assessment and life balance methodology I created called, "Personal Strategic Management."  If you ever need a speaker at a meeting or event, just let me know!

Also, if anyone has been living under a rock and doesn't know about the great SITStahood at The Secret is in the Sauce, be sure to check them out too!  Joining SITS has truly been the very best thing I have ever done in terms of building my own blog readership and finding many other great blogs to follow and read.

Thanks again and cheers!
Charlene
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Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Happy SITS day Charlene. Your blog looks so great and funny! I'll be clicking around!!!

lauren said...

happy SITS day!! enjoy it. I look forward to checking out your site...

browneyes_24b said...

Congrats on being featured blogger! Stopping by from SITS to say hello and to take a look around. The picture of your son on that bike is all kinds of awesome! Hope you have a fantastic day!

Just Me said...

Happy SITS day!!! I am about to go read your posts...soooo fun! =)

Sara Plays House said...

Happy SITS Day! Love your blog, I'm off to look around. I need a bit of balance in my little world!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a great place you've got here! I LOVE your proposal story, that's a great one.
Happy SITS day!

Mommy Moment said...

Glad you are the FB on SITS!

I enjoy reading you site! I always like it when I know the blog that is featured!

Have great day! Enjoy to the fullest!

Jody from Mommy Moment

Erin Bassett said...

Happy SITS day!! Enjoy!

Twincerely,Olga said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!!! I already love your blog!!!stop by~Olga

Christy said...

Yay! Happy SITS Day! :D

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Congratulations on your SITs day! And what a wonderful blog you have :)

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Happy SITS DAY!!! I'm so glad I came over to your blog! It's great.

New follower!

http://www.gerberdaysblog.com

alexis said...

so glad i get to be the first to say happy SITS day! your blog is great...self-deprecation and laughter is sometimes the only way i'm able to make sense out of life.

Laddie said...

Happy Monday! Stopping by from SITS.

growsomestonesladdie.blogspot.com

Angelica said...

Am I really the first one? I can't believe it! Happy SITS day! You deserve it!

Pregosaur said...

Awww I loved your proposal/wedding story! Your reply when your husband asked you to marry him cracked me up - my husband still teases me because instead of bursting into tears and gasping, "Yes!!!" I stared at him for a second and said, "Are you serious?" (In my defense, he'd been teasing me with proposals for weeks - like he'd go down on one knee and say, "Would you...hand me that can of coke?" and stuff like that, so when it actually happened I wasn't sure it was real!)

Darcel said...

Happy SITS Day!

Melissa Lea said...

Happy SITS day! :)

Rachel Cotterill said...

Happy SITS day! :) Have some virtual bubbly on me... I hope you enjoy your day.

Everyday Kathy said...

Nice to meet you! Happy SITS day. Looks like the gals have turned me on to another great blog! How am I ever going to read all of them??? I don't know, but yours made the cut! LOL

Have fun!
Kathy over at Everyday Bliss

BlackEyedDog said...

Happy SITS Day^^

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Happy SITS day - off to explore your blog. Have a good day!

Steph said...

Happy SITS Day to you! Your blog is so positive and encouraging. Glad to have found it! Congrats!

The Drama Mama said...

Happy SITS day!! I love your writing style. Looking forward to reading more.

Nocturnal Queen said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Chennifer said...

Happy SITS day!

my little brother was Spiderman at that age too. and batman, and gambit, and superman...

offto discover your blog some more

Quasi Serendipita said...

Enjoy your SITS day!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Off to snoop around your blog now.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy SITS Day Charlene!!!

Big hugs as I know this is a difficult time for you, and yet you show us how even you can keep balanced. BRAVO!!!!

And big hugs because it's never easy.

mamapoekie said...

Happy SITS day

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

It's so nice to meet you! I wish more folks kept their sense of humor like you do! Happy SITS Day!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Happy SITS day!

GlowinGirl said...

Happy SITS day! You and your blog seem full of energy and advice. I'll enjoy looking around a bit!

citymouse said...

Your blog is awesome! I think your take on life lines up with mine... it really is a balancing act. I love how bright and cheerful you blog looks, too! Yay for today!

Mary K Brennan said...

Congrats on your SITS Day! Enjoy every minute!

Kristi @ Creative Kristi said...

Happy SITS day! Can I say that seeing the word "wicked" (used correctly lol) makes me smile! I'm from Maine & I cringe when people not from around here (as in people from Florida or Kansas or somewhere other than New England lol) use it in the wrong context ;) Can't wait to poke around in your archives! Happy monday and CONGRATS on your SITS day again!!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! New to this whole blogging thing and SITS and stopping in to check you out!

singlemominthesouth@blogspot.com

KC Mom said...

Glad I stopped by from SITS today...enjoy the love, you have a great blog.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Happy Happy SITS Day!! Congrats on completing the Power 90 and your recent weight losse. Thats Awesome!

Christina Lee said...

Well, since that is my FAVE champagne, I think I WILL take a glass *wink*. Have a GREAT day!

Stephanie Faris said...

Congrats on your SITS day. You seem like a very happy person...full of life.

Erin said...

Happy SITS day!!!!!! I grew up in Rhode Island I say WICKED, too! Going to look around now...

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

Congrats, Charlene! I was so excited to see your blog on the SITS post today!

Sadie said...

Happy SITS day!!

P90X.....very impressive!!

Sadie at heyMamas

Alison said...

Happy SITS Day! Looking forward to nosing around your blog which looks.....wicked awesome!

Alison

confused homemaker said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!! I hope it's an awesome day with lots of fun :)

Cheryl said...

Happy SITS Day, Charlene. Enjoy the love.

Lady Jane said...

Happy SITS Day!

Holyoke Home said...

Happy SITS day!

Sara @ The Football WIfe said...

Happy SITS day! I'm nursing a mimosa just for you!

Blissful Babe said...

Here from SITS!

Congratulations on your Magical SITS Day!

I'm off to read some self-help...er... your blog!

Sheri Carpetenter said...

I love your blog. Love the look and feel. Stopping by from SITS. Happy Monday and have a great week!!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!!!

Simply Stacie said...

Happy SITS Day!

Jen said...

Happy SITS day! Enjoy!!!!

Katie said...

Happy SITS Day!!! Oh my, you are one funny girl - thanks for the early morning laughs!! :) And I hope your day is fabulous!

Elizabeth Patch said...

Congratulations on your SITS day, and love a woman who is working on a book! And guess what, us NH gals also say wicked! off to look around your sunny blog.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Happy SITS Day! So nice to 'meet' you! :)

Emmi said...

Happy SITS day!!! Love the Boston accent...LOL

I'm a good ole southern belle!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

happy sits day! enjoy your special day and if you have time, stop by my blog and enter my giveaway by clicking on the button on my sidebar!

LisaDay said...

Happy SITS day. Luckily I came from under the rock to learn about SITS and I am glad I did. I will be poking around.

LisaDay

Jodi said...

Happy SITS day. Nice blog!

xoxoKrysten said...

Yay, happy SITS day! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sarah @ OneStarryNight said...

Happy SITS day! I am going to check out your "overwhelmed" post right now!

Dear Sydney said...

Happy SITS Day to you! You have a great attitude and a great blog - I look forward to reading more :)

Jeannett said...

Happy Day! Hope you get a million comments today! :)

AndreaLeigh said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Mary P (Barnmaven) said...

Congratulations on your SITS day Charlene!

I wish I could afford a life coach. I could keep someone busy full time and then some.

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

Momma Stuff said...

Many congrats on your SITS day - I hope its amazing!
Amber :)

Aging Mommy said...

Happy SITS day! Sit back and just enjoy reading all the comments! Have a wonderful day!

Catherine B said...

Happy SITS day - I looked around your blog and I really like it. I am going to add you to my RSS - humor with good take-away messages about life is right up my alley. Great job on the P90X too!

Amanda said...

Happy SITS Day! I hope you enjoy your day in the spotlight!

I had twins 8 months ago and have been trying to get in to an exercise mode. Your P90X story has inspired me! I don't think I could do that program because it is brutal, but I want to start something. Congrats on completing that program. What an accomplishment!

I hope you will visit my blog: www.twin-talk.com

Margaret said...

Great blog!!! Happy SITS day!

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

Happy SITS Day. And thank goodness your life does not make my butt look big!

Frogs in my formula said...

Happy SITS day! Nice to meet you.

Kim said...

Hey Charlene, I can tell from your picture and blog that you are a beautiful woman, inside and out. I enjoyed your refreshing perspectives on life. I will take it with me for the day and hopefully even longer!
xoxo,
Kim

Trece said...

Chaarlene, I LOVE your background!! I would never have guessed how much optimism would flow just from a yellow page. You ARE awesome! Keep up the good work! Glad I sopped by on your SITS day!

Andrea said...

happy sits day! im already inspired by your p90x story... and i just got here!!

Library Cat said...

Happy SITS day! Can't wait to look around.

Young Wife said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Rebekah Costello said...

Enjoy your SITS day, you've certainly earned it!

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

Happy SITS day to you! Looking forward to click'n around!

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy SITS Day to you!!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Congrats on your big day. I haven't heard of this workout and eatting program but it sounds amazing!

Aimee said...

Happy SITS day! I live about 45 minutes from Boston!

Catherine said...

Yay for you on your SITS day!!!!!
Enjoy every minute!

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

Happy SITS Day! Congrats!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Congrats on your big day. I haven't heard of this workout and eatting program but it sounds amazing!

Andrea said...

hi there... im so inspired by your p90x results! way to go!! definitely will be checking in for "balance tips"!

Teresa said...

Happy SITS Day!!! Can't wait to read about the high school reunion!

MrsJenB said...

Happy SITS day! I'm so happy they featured you because I know I'll get a lot out of exploring here - in fact I already have!

I love the post titled "My Life Does Not Make Your Butt Look Big" - totally something I was discussing with my husband last night, re: my mom's unenthused reaction to his success with quitting smoking, while she's a pack-a-day-or-more smoker. Everyone else was raving over him, except her. I told him, it's not that she's not happy for you. She's judging herself because she knows she should stop but hasn't and probably really doesn't want to. I should pass your post on to him!

Lizzie said...

Happy SITS day! I am a few miles south of you, down on the Cape. Have a great day!

Maxie Gregg said...

I am having a great time with your blog! Happy SITS day!!

Kerry Neville Bakken said...

Happy SITS day! I look forward to browsing your blog.

Lisa @ This Mommy Works said...

Happy SITS Day!
Now following :-)

malia said...

What a great blog + attitude + sense of humor. Happy SITS!

Karin said...

What a fun blog! Happy SITS Day, enjoy!

anniebakes said...

happy sits day to you!! Congrats, anne

Katherine said...

Happy SITS Day.

Beth's Blog said...

Happy sits day! great blog :)

Tiffany said...

Happy SITS day!

Jenny said...

Happy SITS Day! I wonder how people survive life without humor? Or if life is really even worth surviving without being able to laugh?

Certainly nothing you will ever have to worry about!

Enjoy your glory, girl!

The Double Dipped Life said...

Happy SITS day!! You have a great blog!

Caitlin said...

Happy SITS Day! Love the Spiderman pic!

Rebekah @ Mom-In-A-Million said...

Happy SITS Day! Love you header! So fun!

Aurora said...

Happy SITS day to you! So sorry to hear about your dad, will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
On another note (from scanning your blog), i too am a big fan of beach body, i have just about all the chalene dvds -- have slacked off and need to get back on track. You look fabulous - congratulations on completing the p90X!

Dawn said...

Happy SITS day from another New Englander who grew up saying everything great was wicked!! My 2 yr old is going crazy over the picture of your son on the motorcycle :) Enjoy your day!!

BrnEyedGal said...

What a lovely blog you have...CONGRATS on your SITS day! Enjoy! ;)

Kita said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Im going to take some time to look around now. :)

BLOGitse said...

Happy SITS day from sunny Casablanca, Morocco!
I'm really happy for you...Enjoy!

BLOGitse

Cashier said...

Happy SITS Day! Off to read all about you now! :-)

Dalia (Generation X Mom) said...

Happy SITS day. Your blog is great! I have only read a few posts so far and I am hooked!

Maggi said...

Congrats on being the FB today! Enjoy your day in the spotlight! :D

tvachon said...

I love that you don't let your Emerson pedigree keep you from throwing a few good wickeds in there! (I heard myself say it yesterday and thought, what a throwback!)

Alison said...

Happy SITS DAY! Congrats! I'm going to check out your P90X posts! I'm a beachbody girl, too! I did my first round of P90 in 2004 and had awesome results. I started grad school 2 years ago, along with having a full-time job and kids, so my workouts are few and far between! I'm working on another round of P90 now along with the Master's Series. I also use Turbo Jam. Beachbody for life!!

Kriste said...

Happy SITS day! Lookin' forward to reading your blog.

Genevieve said...

Happy SITS Day! Super sweet blog!

Kristy said...

Congrats on your SITS day. I love the theme of your blog, very unique and inviting.

Alissa said...

Happy SITS day! You have a great sense of humor. Love it!

Shayna said...

Happy SITS Day! Cute blog name :-)

Valerie said...

Congrats on your big day!!!!!!

SassySillySpunky said...

Happy SITS day! I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

Salt said...

HAPPY SITS DAY! I was already a big fan of your blog...love when my faves get their big day!

AmberRay said...

Happy SITS Day! I enjoyed reading your post. Life is a balancing act for sure. I hope I don't fall of the tight rope ;)

Meg @ A Dash of Nutmeg said...

Happy SITS Day!!!

Tractor Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! I loved the April Fool's joke that got pulled on the hubby! Just tooooo classic!

I'm a believer in laughing at yourself--because there is nobody funnier! It makes everybody around you more comfortable and it just makes life more fun!!

Keep up the positive spins--just don't get too dizzy!

www.frugaltractormom.blogspot.com

Maddycakes said...

Hi fellow frugalista!! I totally understand the Korbel comment. Your blog is too funny!! Love!
Happy SITS day. Your blog is very unique...my blog is about tips and "muses" for parties and entertaining. Many of my post show frugal ways to make things fabulous!!
Michelle
www.maddycakesmuse.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Happy SITS Day!! Great post! I am off to clickety click your links!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Yay! You so deserve to be the featured blogger! Enjoy your wickedly special day!

:corinne: said...

Congrats Charlene on being a featured SITS blogger. Loving your site and looking forward to "snooping" around. :)

Krajcimama said...

Happy SITs Day! I already follow and read your blog (thanks to SITs!) and LOVE it!

Hope you have an awesome day!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I hope your sits day is "wicked" good. I am going to check out what you have to say about the p90x

Accustomed Chaos said...

Happy SITS DAY!!! I LOVE the colors of your blog - so happy! Looking forward to reading more - I hope you get lots of ♥ today!

Devan @ Accustomed Chaos
http://accustomedchaos.blogspot.com

Debra Joy said...

Happy Sits Day, I am off to check more out!!

bubbleboo said...

Happy SITS day!

scrapwordsmom said...

Happy SITS DAY!! What fun blog. I am off to read a few of your suggested posts!! Have a great day!!!!

Brenda said...

Happy SITS day! You ARE wicked funny! Must read, must read!!

Julie said...

Happy SITSday! Love the sunshine-y blog! Love, love love your story of engagement/wedding. :)

Blessings!

Diar A. said...

First of all, I must say that I LOVE your picture right at the sidebar of this blog. It is... how to say this... just beyond gorgeous, seriously! Your eyes radiate who you are :)

Second of all, congrats on being the SITS featured blogger! You deserve it, Charlene :)

Third of all, you're one lucky mom to have Spiderman as your kid ;)

Enjoy your SITS Day! :)

deiala said...

Stopping by from SITS!
Congrats on being FB... Have a wonderful day and a blessed week...

Caroline said...

What a lovely page, with a lovely tone, and a lovely hostess! Congratulations on your SITS day, Madam!

erica said...

Happy SITS day!

Cheryl said...

Can't wait to look around! This place looks wicked cool - I'm from New England so you're speaking my language. Happy SITS day!

Hunter said...

It's unfortunate that nobody is commenting on this. Congratulations! ;)

Megan said...

Happy SITS Day!! You have a very cheery blog and I look forward to checking it all out!! =)

itslisa said...

Happy SITS Day! You've an enjoyable blog. Cheers!

hotpants™ said...

Spidey on a bike... awesome!

I hope you enjoy your special SITS day.

Kmama said...

Congrats on your SITS day. I went back and read the post re: your husband's reunion. TOO FUNNY. I never thought about the supportive bra issue.

foxy said...

How exciting for you girl! Enjoy your day in the sun.... :)

Joanna said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!! Such a sunny, happy blog!

Raising Madison said...

Enjoy your day in the spotlight!!! Happy SITS day... off to check out your blog!

Joanna

MamaArcher said...

Happy SITS day lady! I hope you are enjoying your day!!

Paul and Kerry said...

First, when you type your Boston accent, it made me immeately adore you. You can talk Boston to me all day long. I also caught you on SITS the other day and meant to check you out. Then I got distracted. Story of my life. Off to snoop around now.

~Kerry

Rene W. said...

Happy SITS Day :) Hope it's a great one!!

Romy said...

I am a champagne girl myself, always nice to meet another :-) And love the Bahston accent/local speak in your post, very creative.

Enjoy your SITS DAY! :-)

Pricilla said...

Happy SITS day.
Enjoy that cham pag nee!

Aislinn said...

Happy SITS day. Great blog!!

Mayra, mommy to Pooh Bear said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!!

I absolutely love your blog.
I will be one of the first to read your book when it hits stores. =)

I'm all about inspiration,motivation, advice & balance.

I also have a Spiderman at home.


Have a great Day!!

Jen said...

Happy SITS day! I'm a Boston girl too! Looking forward to checking out your blog.

Nice to meet you!

Amy said...

Enjoy your SITS day. I love your Can Do attitude. It's inviting.

Embraced Chaos said...

Just stopping by from SITS. Cheers and congrats on your big day. Look forward to reading more.

randomblogette said...

Happy SITS day! I just check out your P90x pics and dand that is awesome!

Ramblin' Red said...

happy SITS day! Enjoyed your post about other people's reactions to improvements we try to make in our lives.

mama of 4 said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!!

Donna Perugini said...

What an adorable spiderman, looking so small on that huge bike! I just joined SITS and am amazed at the sisterhood. Enjoy your day..I know I would!

Jamie said...

Congrats on your big day. I checked out your P90x entry and WOWZA. You are a HOT Mama. :) Looking forward to exploring your site.

Cheryl D. said...

Hey, can I have a swig of the champagne? Happy SITS day! Great site!

Kate said...

Congratulations and happy SITS day! Enjoy :)

Zeemaid said...

congratulations on your SITS day! love your site design!

LivingInspired said...

A woman who promotes champagne drinking, LOVE IT.

Sonya said...

Happy SITS day!!

Leah Rubin said...

I like the blog a lot! Congrats on reaching your SITS day-- I'm still waiting for mine!

Good luck with the book, too! Sounds like a winner!

Jazzcat said...

Happy SITS day !!

Kim - In Search of Me in Mommy said...

Happy Day! Enjoy the SITS limelight! Your blog is SO awesome - I really appreciate all the self-development stuff and helpful tools for life! Your book looks intriguing! I am so going to be your next newest follower!

Shelley said...

Hey SITStah! Happy SITS day! You seem so peppy! Haha! I could use a little pep in my day! I'm a new follower!

Mayet said...

happy SITS day!!!

AP Mommy said...

Happy SITS Day! I hope you have a wonderful day of comment luv! Looking forward to reading some of your links! :)

Kasey said...

WOO HOO!! Happy SITS Day!!

Janine said...

Love the Boston funnies...I have some amazing friends here from somewhere in Mass. and the whole 'wicked' thing cracked me up! Love it! Congrats on being the FB on SITS! Great post!

Teresa @ Red Velvet Confections said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I love your energy and look forward to reading your blog.

Daisygirl said...

Happy SITS day! Your blog is very uplifting! Congrats on your day!

sarah said...

Happy SITS day! Great blog!!! :D

ScrappinMichele said...

Happy SITS Day! Interesting blog!

Debbi said...

Happy SITS day! Looking forward to reading your blog!

Barefoot Belle said...

Congrats! Fun Blog.

Shelley said...

Congratulations on being the featured blogger today. I'm off to lurk around your place for a while.

Gretchen said...

Congratulations on your special SITS day!! You have a wonderful blog and I am now a follower. Have a fabulous day!! :)

Emalee said...

Happy sits day!!! I can't wait for mine :)

Baby Sweetness said...

First happy SITS day! I love a girl with good taste in champagne!

I'm off to read about feeling overwhelmed, as that seems to be my MO some days... ;)

Heather said...

Congratulations!!! :)
Hope you have a fabulous day!

Mrsblogalot said...

Happy SITS Day!!!! Enjoy the love!

Mrsblogalot said...

Happy SITS Day!!!! Enjoy the love (-:

Erin Sabin said...

Congrats! Your blog is great fun! So glad to be amongst your followers! Erin
www.bodyforge.blogspot.com

Crystal Escobar said...

yeah for you!!!! It's your special day!!!! Congrats!

Mama Ardie said...

Happy SITS Day!!! Your blog is so warm and uplifting. I am having a better day just seeing all the sunshine on your blog. Love your sense of humor too!!

Double Wide Mom said...

Happy SITS! Can't wait to look around and I LOVE all sunshines! Makes me smile!

Deidre said...

Happy Sits day, can't wait to look around :)

Jayde said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Love Spidey's motorcycle! Have a great day.

Emma said...

Happy SITS day...hope that you enjoy it along with the Champagne!!!

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