And We Have Winners

And We Have Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in last weeks flirt challenge.

While you are all winners, her are the people I’m sending stuff to (because told me to…)

Monday The Me Project Jennifer S. May 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm
Tuesday DVD of The Husband Project Judy Parker May 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm
Wednesday The Marriage Project Catherine May 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm
Thursday Starbucks Card Rachel May 26, 2011 at 5:46 am
Friday Candle Chelsea at May 27, 2011 at 9:25 am•

email my assistant sunnie at with what you won and your mailing address and we will get it right out!

Finally , I love that so many of you too on the Post-it Note day. I wanted to leave you with a different kind of note. This is from one of my favorite websites, Enjoy!

How to Keep Your Purse Clean and Make Your Butt Look Smaller at the Same Time

How to Keep Your Purse Clean and Make Your Butt Look Smaller at the Same Time

I have a giant purse. Huge.

I was even given the cocktail napkins at a retreat after people heard me talk about my undying devotion for oversized bags.

I remember one time telling Roger that I needed a purse with wheels to lug around all my stuff.

Roger told me, “That’s called a suitcase and you have a problem.”

I will always have a giant purse (because I love them and see the napkin above…) but I don’t need to have the back and shoulder pain that go with an overstuffed purse.

So once a week I do my three step method (I use this all over the house, but here it will apply to handbags,) to keeping my bag from overflowing.

1.       CLEAR IT OUT I simple take my purse and dump it out in a grocery bag.

  • Anything I want to keep (but doesn’t belong in my purse) gets put away. (This is when I go through receipts in my wallet – or the ones that have been thrown in my purse, pieces of paper, etc.)
  • Anything that is garbage stays in the bag and gets thrown away.

2.       PUT IT BACK Anything that belongs in the purse, stays in the purse. This includes

Wallet (I like the kind that has a place for a checkbook because I still have to write a couple of checks a month, plus, it keeps my business receipts better organized.

Make-up bag

  • Lipstick and gloss
  • Eye liner
  • Powder
  • Sunscreen stick
  • Blush and brush
  • Eyeglass cleaner wipes
  • Hand sanitize


Sunglasses case

Cell phone
Emergency kit

  • Hollywood Tape
  • $20
  • Needle and thread
  • Nail glue

3.       KEEP IT UP If I do it once a week, it really is easy to stay on top of it.

Also, have a small bag for makeup, and an emergency bag, it makes it easy to transfer the contents of the purse into my computer bag.

So tell me – do you have any fab tips for keeping your bag clean and light?

Me and Max

Me and Max

Sorry – it’s been a very Kathi-centric week. But this is just too good not to share.

You see that guy there, next to me, in the poster?

That would be Max Lucado.

Yeah. That Max Lucado. (How many Max Lucados do you know?)

So if you have ever been one of those moms in a MOPS group that has heard me speak, or bought one of my books, thank you.

It’s because of you that I get to do something that I never would have dreamed about.

I love me some MOPS – and I love the groups. I feel so blessed…

Disney Update and Mommy Guilt

Disney Update and Mommy Guilt

First off, I have had so much fun reading your comments from Tuesday’s blog post – I have had to restrain myself from hopping on to Ebay and ordering everything that you recommended… More on some of your obsessions next week.

Now for today. When my blog posts dwindle down to just a couple a week, you know that one of two things is happening:

  1. I have a book due in days, not months
  2. I’m traveling

And right now? It’s both.

 I am in rewrites of THE “WHAT’S FOR DINNER?” SOLUTION and on the road. 

OK – don’t feel too sorry for me. We are at Disneyland right now. At the Disneyland Hotel. In their renovated suites. Pictured below…

Yes – the headboard lights up.

And plays the song, “A dream is a wish your heart makes.”

If it wasn’t so cool, it would make me gag a little.

So Roger is happy to be in Disneyland, and our daughter Amanda is here too. We are meeting our girl Kimber for a wedding on Saturday. Everyone is happy.

Except me.

Because in order to take this little road trip, we had to board our puggle, Jake. And that just makes me all kind of sad.

It’s like taking your kid to preschool. Will he get along with the other kids? Will he eat his food? Does he miss me?

So my wonderful husband, knowing the puppy anxiety I have around leaving Jake, did something that only a rock star of a husband would do. He paid the extra five dollars a night to have the webcam activated in his sleeping room.

Overnight puppy care? Expensive.

Nighttime webcam? $5

Mommy’s peace of mind? Priceless

3 Things You Must Know About to Make Your Life Better

3 Things You Must Know About to Make Your Life Better

This is my shallow list – but when I find something I love, I have to share it with the world.

Roux ‘Tween Time Touch Up Sticks

When people ask me “Is that your natural hair color?” I always tell them the truth – “Yes, but now I have to pay for it.”

You see, I’ve always been a redhead – as a child I cursed it, (in THE ME PROJECT I have a whole chapter dedicated to my red-hot hate of my red-hot curls,) and now I pay big bucks for it.

There’s only one problem – my gray hair demands that I get it colored every two weeks – my budget says once a month.

That’s two weeks of frightening small children and woodland creatures…

But now, my hair guy, Franc, (yes, really) introduced me to this “Tween Times stick. All you have to do is find a willing husband to color inside the lines on your head and you’re good to go.


And yes – they have different colors to blend with yours. I stockpiled the red stick just in case.

My dad has been a collector of all things junk my entire life. Now I finally see the mentality of this put to good use.

This show is like validation for everyone who should be on Hoarders – two guys – Mike and Frank – stop by random houses and go “picking” through people’s stuff. The have an antique business and resell this stuff to dealers, collectors and decorators.

It is my most anticipated hour of TV.

Jamba Juice’s Peach Blackberry Smash Frozen Bar

70 Calories

100% addictive

Must. Go. Get. Now.

Now it’s your turn – anything you would like to share with the rest of the class?