Thursday, August 25, 2011


Here's your daily dose of retro pop-culture:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Radiohead Release New King Of Limbs Basement Session On Youtube

Yay!  It's finally up, apparently for a limited time!  I still haven't watched it, but I will sometime today when I have some free time.

Here's the link to Radiohead's youtube page:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Compartmentalization & IPod Song

So now that I have my homemaker blog up, I will probably focus this one on more of my pop-culture preferences.  I did away with the Radiohead blog, only because I only have things to post on there periodically.  Now, if I have anything to post about Radiohead, it will be on this page.  In case you are confused, I have 4 separate blogs: Misty-isms, Broomsticks and Banana Splits, Misty's Family Pics N More (which also serves as my "Gallery" page off the Broomsticks blog), and Remodeling My Life For Christ.  All the links are just below the headers of each page for simple navigation.  *smiles with ding sound*


Now for some pop-culture fun!  Here is one of the songs on my ipod from yesterday's workout:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sell Out! (UPDATE: I quit swagbucks!)

UPDATE!!!!  I will keep the rest of this post up, but I need to add the update.  I QUIT swagbucks already!  I was very dissatisfied.  Read about it here:

Yep, I'm selling out.  I found this from a lead from another blog and decided to try it.  It's a site called Swagbucks, and it's a reward points system for doing things on the internet like searching the web, playing games, watching videos, taking polls, etc.

Anyway, supposedly if you join this week and use the registration code "AUGUSTBONUS," you will get 50 free swagbucks on top of the ones they give you just for signing up.  I started yesterday and already have 106 swagbucks.  There are lots of things that you can get when you redeem these swagbucks.  For example, it only takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon gift card.

When you visit this site from my link, I get the points to match whatever you get when you start.

So yeah, I'm selling out a bit.  But hey!  I'm living in a time of economic crisis!  I gotta do what I gotta do to get free stuff.  Let's see how this works out.

...Well obviously, it didn't work out.  Booo swagbucks!!

Now here's a great music video (*artist does not endorse swagbucks as far as I know):

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Highly Inspired

This week my brain has been going at warp speed.  I have been very inspired to do more blogging.  So, I am working on a putting up a new blog with the main focus on my life as homemaker.  I am experimenting with some new web tools for promotion and layout.  I have even enlisted a family member who does photography to help me out.  I am hoping to make this new blog function at a semi-professional level.

I have had many ideas for posts and decor, and I am even adding a facebook fan page.  That's right, I will be back on facebook, sort of.  I will only be running the fan page, though.  As of now, I don't plan on getting my personal page back.

I hope the inspiration lasts a while.  I actually have 2 posts written and ready to be posted when I officially get the site set up.  You can check out the bare-bones site here, if you are curious (it is certainly not at all finished, but this is the location anyway):

Broomsticks and Banana Splits

Monday, August 08, 2011

Self-Sacrifice & What's New For August 2011

Well, I have come to realize that constant self-sacrifice is a major issue when you take on certain responsibilities.  Kyle and I have made significant lifestyle changes in order to accommodate our growing family.  We have given up many things.  A few days ago, I did something that was really tough for me to do...

I gave up my salon hair-coloring habit.  (Dun dun duuuuuuun!)  For many people, this wouldn't be a big deal, but for me it was.  You see, I have been having my hair professionally dyed for about 14 years.  I honestly haven't been able to properly afford the up-keep, so many times I will have embarrassing roots showing.  But, I would just wait until I had the money for a proper root job, and that was that.

The other factor in this is that, I love my hairdresser!  Her name is Milli and she is a personal friend of mine.  I met her through a friend of Kyle's in a time in my life when I actually needed a new hair dresser and she needed some childcare.  I helped her out, and she began doing my hair.  We became close friends through the years.  She has a good heart, and I will highly recommend her for anyone who needs a new do.  In fact, I will take some time to give her a plug now.  Here's what to search for to find her on facebook:  Mildreisis Urdaz Cross.  Message her, and she will set you up for an appointment.  Be sure and tell her that you were referred by Misty's Blog.  (Who knows, maybe I'll get a free haircut out of the deal someday.  Hee-Hee.)

Anyway, I had to come to the realization that I really can't afford to have it professionally done anymore.  By setting aside that money for myself when it needs to stay in the general pool of family funds, I am actually being selfish.  I can't let my foolish pride over salon hair control me.  It's just kinda silly when I stop and think about it.  But, that doesn't mean I have to just let myself go, either.  That's why there is store-bought box color.

I think I have only used a box color once, and that was when I first turned 18.  I dyed just the front part of my hair (my grown-out bangs.)  So I had two blond face-framing streaks, and the rest of my hair I had left alone.  I am not sure what my main inspiration was.  I think it was a late-90s thing.  Anyway, I hope I don't screw it up too bad this time around.  (If I do, I'll be calling Milli for a corrective color.)


In other news, JM's birthday is at the end of this month.  We decided to do a family party in Texas and he picked going to Chuck E. Cheese over having a big party here.  I think it's gonna be so much fun for JM and S.  It will be their first time.

UL starts this month, and I'm enrolled in one class (due to lack of funds and time.)  Anyway, I will be taking it online, which was a good experience last semester.  Hopefully, this one will be the same.

Well, that's about it for now.  Happy Monday!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Free Haircuts For Kids! (Thanks Lydia!)

Today, we loaded the boys up and headed to Remington College for "cuts for kids."  They are doing a 2-week period of free haircuts for ages17 and under.  I got an email from my friend, Lydia about it.  Here's a link:
Cuts For Kids.  It's a back-to-school thing.

One of the perks of being an at-home mom is that you can just up-and-go without too much notice.  It was a good experience.  The kids got an outing, and I got free haircuts.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

For The Amazing Story Of My Baby Girl...

For "The Amazing Story Of My Baby Girl," jump to: Remodeling My Life For Christ.  It's my story of the trials and prayer that brought me my baby girl.  That is all for now.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A Quiet Afternoon

Today, Maw came to take the boys for an over-nighter.  So, it's been just me and R (until Kyle gets off.)  What a wonderful day of relaxation it has been for me.  R is getting some one-on-one time, too.  I still have a few things to get done around here.  But, it's nice to be able to have time to refresh myself first.