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A Little Bit of Everything Post


A Little Bit of Everything Noodle Soup – from Mee Noodle Restaurant
I used to live by here and ate this a lot.  Ollie’s, too!

You know, that noodle soup you can find in Chinese restaurants?  A Little Bit of Everything Noodle Soup?  It’s this noodle soup with a thick soup with literally, a little bit of everything.  Some pork, chicken, seafood, shrimp, assorted veggies, tofu and it’s oh-so-good. I haven’t had it in a while but this post is a lot like that soup.  A little bit of everything.

Unfortunately, this post is not about food.  Hah, caught your eye, didn’t I?  Just a bunch of random things and I’m too lazy to post them all in their own separate posts.


I just purchased something from  This Steal Network has great items on sale, two times a day, at really discount prices.  There’s also a KidSteals, BabySteals and a ScrapbookSteals (for those who scrapbook – I want to learn and make those one day!) Evil websites!  This is only a few that I check almost every day.  I should stop doing that.  So the other day I jumped on a MicrodermaMitt body mitt.  These things are awesome if you have really dry skin or just want to exfoliate.  I find that using a simple loofah or a pouf isn’t as effective as I like it to be.


My skin tends to get dry in the winter (like everyone else) so this is perfect.  You don’t use any cleansers or soap with this.  The directions say to step in a hot shower for a few minutes without using any soap or cleansers on your body so during that time, I just wash my hair.  After I wash my hair, I turn the water off or away from me, and use this sucker to scrub up and down or left and right all over my body.  It’s fascinating to see how much dead skin falls off of you.  After I use it, I go under the shower again and then I wash with my shower gel. I find that my skin is really soft afterwards and I’ve only used it twice so far!

This may be TMI but I use this sucker to slough off the dead skin that’s been hanging out in my armpits.  Long time ago when I was a teenager, I developed an allergic reaction to a deodorant (Ban deodorant – does that exist today still?) and it darkened my armpits and it’s embarrassing!  And well, after 2 pregnancies, my armpit condition hasn’t gotten any better since that day.  I’ve switched to non-aluminum deodorants, thanks to sites like Influenster and subscription box services like Conscious Box that made me aware that such items do exist.  I learned about Crystal stick deodorant and GeoDeo deodorant and those have been working pretty well for me. I don’t stink, I don’t think?  I’m not sure how these would work in the summer but I’ve been OK so far.  I think?  No one’s told me I stink yet. LOL.

So hopefully now with the Microderma Body Mitt, I’ll have super soft skin and normal armpits again! Yay! 🙂

I always seem to come down with something serious after I get pregnant.  After my first pregnancy, I had a raging root canal that needed to be done right away and I had to stop nursing CB because I was on painkiller drugs for the pain.  So not fun.  This time around, I came down with….shingles.  Ugh.

Horrible!!!  It started out with a seemingly harmless rash and then it started to look worse and worse, until the extreme pain start.  OMG.  The pain from shingles is NO JOKE.  I was taking Advil like it was candy and I had to stay home from work because I was literally writhing from the pain.  The pain was almost like labor but in the area where the rash was.  I had a patch of rash underneath my belly button and it felt like I was giving birth to a baby again. So not fun.  Luckily, I had caught it relatively early and was prescribed some meds from my bro-in-law but I was in so much pain.  I’m considered luckier than some though.  I know of some people who have had shingles but they still deal with the pain today, even tho it’s over.  I just have some bad scars on me so hopefully the mitt will help me a lot in that part, too! They have mitts for the face, too. I definitely recommend these products. Love it!  Now I need to find more (preferably at the price I got it by) for future presents!

On kids news, CB will probably start Preschool next week!  There’s been a lot of steps trying to get him into Preschool and I just handed in all the papers yesterday so there’s a huge chance he’ll be starting next week.  I will do a separate post on that soon…

Yesterday right before I gave BB a bath, I was poking around in his mouth (I usually wipe his teeth before bath) and noticed that it hurt when he chomped down.  So I poked and peered around and discovered 2 more teeth coming from up on top!  My baby is growing so fast! He was hiding those from me!  These days he drinks less formula and eats more food which is good.  That’s where we want to be.  As for crawling, he can get to his point of destination but I wouldn’t call it crawling or army crawling or bulldozing.  It’s weird.  It starts with this inchworm form, then he sticks his butt totally up so he’s in Downward Dog position, then flop to one side and roll a little bit but somehow he’s moved up a little bit and then repeat.  It’s not very pretty.  LOL but it works for him.


On the very last note, I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Jennifer from My Life as a Single Mom.  Thanks Jennifer!  I’m new to this official blogger world so I’m not sure what this means.  🙂  I’ve been blogging on communities before such as Xanga and Live Journal so this is a whole new thing for me.  I am delighted and thankful for receiving this recognition though.  I think I’m supposed to list 7 things about me and then direct some well-deserved attention to 7 blogs I read.  So stay tuned!

Coach Factory – Updated

So I received a box yesterday and was excited to see it was from Coach!  I got my new replacement bag! Yay!  When I opened the box, I saw this:

What the hell?  This looks nothing like this!

Ok, ok, it is the SAME style/model number but the color??  It’s PINK!  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo!!!!!

I mean, it’s a very pretty pink color, a pale pink – but I AM SO NOT A PINK PERSON!!!!


Meanie saw my reaction while I was opening up my box.  I was like all YAY in the beginning and then absolute disappointment after I realized what color it was.  His reply?  “Wow, that color is SO you”  If you didn’t catch that, that was dripping with sarcasm.  They could have sent me any color – black, white, brown, purple (I was expecting purple!), blue (I would use it if it were blue!) but pink?   This totally came out of left field.  I so wasn’t expecting this.  I can’t carry a pink bag around!  Wahhhh!  It’s SO not me. 😦

I entertained the idea of calling Coach bag to get my old bag back – but what am I going to do with a damaged bag?  😦  The bag gave me a good run and I guess it’s time to change my bag.  I guess I’ll be selling this on eBay.  Unless there’s anyone out there who is interested in the bag?  I’ll sell it to you!  Here are more pictures of the bag:

Here are the details:

  • 24cm Signature Duffle bag
  • Style:  F15067
  • Color:  Silver/Pink
  • MSRP $328.00 + tax
  • New with tags
  • Convertible strap for double handle with 12″ drop or longer strap for shoulder or Crossbody wear
  • Signature fabric with leather trim
  • Inside zip, cell phone and multifunction pockets
  • Outside zip pocket
  • Zip-top closure, fabric lining
  • 13″ (L) x 11 1/2″ (H) x 4″ (W)

By the way, I searched all over the internet to see if there are other bags in this color but I wasn’t able to find any other ones.  I’m pretty sure this bag is authentic but the color for this style is rare.

Please email me if you’re interested –


Coach Factory

About a year to 2 years ago, I started getting emails from Coach Factory about these fabulous Coach sales.  I jumped on one of those sales, bought like 3-4 handbags and I thought I lucked out on awesome prices on these Coach bags.  And then I started getting plagued by emails every day about this sale and that and it just lost that special appeal it used to have.  It made me doubt if Coach Factory was the same thing as Coach or just a knockoff or something.  I definitely think Coach (like the one on Madison Avenue in Manhattan) is much more higher end and higher quality than Coach Factory (the Coach stores you find in shopping outlets, etc.) especially since my Coach Factory bag I bought last year was starting to fall apart – the zipper was coming loose from the fabric and the material on one side was all frayed and faded.

The Signature Duffle bag in Silver/Purple

I absolutely love purple. It’s been my favorite color ever since I was a wee child.  I went through all the teasing and everything but I still stuck by my favorite color (Eww, purple?  Gross!) and now it’s trendy!  Ha ha!  In yer faces, stupid little kids that made fun of me.  =P  Nyah! Ok, end immaturity. 🙂

This bag looks a lot bigger than it seems.  I can stuff my own stuff in there, an iPad and a bunch of baby stuff – burp cloths, juice boxes, wipes.  It’s not big enough to use as a diaper bag but it’s good enough to shove essential things you need in there (a diaper, wipes, etc) My friend had just recently commented that I must love this bag so much because I haven’t changed my bag yet – I used to do that every season.  I need change and variety.  I get sick of the same thing over and over again.  That pertains to clothes, handbags, jackets, food, everything, really.

But then it started to all fall apart from how much I used it.  Oh, woe is me!  Meanie had mentioned that Coach should be able to fix it, cuz after all, it’s Coach!  But then I had my doubts if my Coach was the same thing as real Coach.  LOL  So I went to the website and emailed them to see if they do do repairs.  I got a reply from customer service fairly quickly:

Thank you for your inquiry.

We are sorry to learn you are having a problem with your COACH product. It is our policy to stand behind our goods against manufacturing defects for the natural life of our merchandise, excluding normal wear.

Please take your item to your nearest COACH store for evaluation or you may mail it directly to the Repair Department referenced in the link below: 

We offer repairs, when possible, on items such as bindings, zippers and hardware. We will make any requested repairs we can. If the item is defective and we cannot repair it, we will replace it.

If you are dropping your product off at a COACH store, the store will assess your item and determine if the $20 fee applies on your recent purchase. If you are mailing it directly to our Repair Department we will evaluate the condition of your bag to determine if the fee applies. 

If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


COACH Online Consumer Service


Awesome!  I chose to mail mine in so all I had to do was pay for my own shipping to Coach (about $20 via UPS) and I had to enclose another $20 for shipping and handling for them to send it back to me. So $40 total.  Everything can’t be free.  So I was expecting them to fix the zipper and maybe do something to make the frayed and faded part look a little better but I just got a letter from Coach Factory this week that said this:

Wow!! I certainly wasn’t expecting this at all! This is terrific! A totally new bag!  I love places with great customer service (Patagonia is another one).  So if you think about it, I paid about $40 a totally new Coach bag.

I’m sorry for doubting you, Coach Factory.  You are just as wonderful as your counterpart.

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