Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pounding The Pavement

Slanging my résumé has been my life for the past week. Last Friday I took my résumé, along with a bottle of Moët (because you know how I do) to my old fertility clinic. I spent about two hours there with them visiting and catching up with everyone. They honestly are like family to me. I spoke with Dr. J about a job opportunity in between clients and he is considering. He has to speak with his team because they are a medical group. I would be doing sales, marketing, PR for them.

Then Monday in stopped by another well known fertility clinic here in the valley for the same opportunity. The meeting went very well and they are also considering.

When I got home yesterday I started applying for more jobs online and emailing my résumé to various companies and last night while meeting a girlfriend for dinner and drinks I got a call back from one of them. I have an interview with them at noon today. They are a sales, marketing, PR firm that deals with health and wellness companies.

Anyways, it's looking very good for me on the job front and this momma should be employed very soon. The thing is I will only take a job that is going to be the most flexible and whoever pays the most.

Wish me luck!!!


Saturday, January 12, 2013


I just want to take a moment on this early Saturday morning to say I'm so glad I'm blogging again, and that you my readers have supported me through so many things. From infertility, to adoption, divorce and moving, and most of all watching my kids grow throughout the years.

I started this blog in 2008 and never for a second would've thought I would have gone on the journey I have. So I just want to THANK YOU ALL for going on this crazy ride with me and the best is yet to come! I am healthy and the happiest I've ever been, I have 2 beautiful sweet angels that god has blessed me with, and I'm forever grateful that I have been given the opportunity to be their mother. They will and always will be my number 1 priority in life.... No matter where this road leads me.

I love you all and hope you have a blessed and joyous weekend!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Check Me Out!!

A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine who knows I get Botox regularly called me said "Hey Lisa...when was the last time you had Botox?" I told her it had been 3/4 months. She said "great well how would you like some FREE?" I said SURE....but there was a have to be on the news.

Done and done.

There is no shame in my game, and I advocate for Botox so WHY NOT?!

So I went the next afternoon, meet with the PR girl, my friend, and Heather Moore from CBS 5 along with her camera crew! The deed was done and I think I did pretty good! I was not nervous at ALL and everyone said I was a complete natural on camera. No retakes here ;)

It finally aired 2 nights ago, so here it is! Your truly on the 10oclock news :)

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings

This is a picture of me holding the keys to MY new place. My husband and I are separating. Although this may come as a shock to you, its been a year in the making. We tried, went to counseling, but in the end we just are right for each other. The split is mutual and amicable so hopefully it will stay that way. We are committed to our children and doing whats best for them. Our new house is only 2 miles away from here, so we will be close and close to the kids schools, friends, etc.

Its whats best and although no one wants to get a divorce, I am really excited for what the future holds for me and having a fresh new start!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new place! Its a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1500sq. foot town home with a 2 car garage in a small lovely gated community. I feel safe there and it really is perfect!!!

So heres to kicking off 2013 off right and new beginnings!

Friday, December 21, 2012

My Christmas Wish List 2012

A new Michael Kors watch  Specifically the new Runway Rose Gold Stainless Steel watch...

A Keurig Elite 40 (which I happily already bought myself on Cyber Monday for an amazing $77.00!) 

A white iPad2 with WiFi (which I also already happily bought myself on Black Friday for a SMOKIN $325.00!)

New Clarisonic replacement brush heads. Specifically the deep pore cleansing brush.

And last but not least a day at the Spa! My amazing staff gave me a nice spa finder gift card, so the day after Christmas you know where to find me!! I've already booked myself a 90 min. massage and body scrub!

I hope you all get everything on your wish list this year!! 


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What Happened With Me

Over the summer I went through a really deep depression. One that I have never experienced before. I think L leaving was what really set it off. I didn't want to do anything, my normal activities were no longer fun, my marriage was suffering, I felt like a horrible mother, I felt guilty, and helpless. It was HORRIBLE and I would never want to wish that on anyone.

There were days I would take the girls to school, and then come home and climb back in bed. I stopped going to the gym, I gained 10lbs, I couldn't make decisions, I almost didn't know how to function. It was like I was a zombie walking around in a shell of my body. Funny thing is, is this all started while I was already taking my anti anxiety/anti depression drug.

All I wanted was to be "me" and I couldn't. After months of toying with new drugs, new doses, and so on, I finally started to feel better sticking with what I was on in the first place, just at a higher dose. But it took 6 months to figure it out, and I suffered every single day of those 6 months. I hope I never experience that again and if your reading this and experiencing real depression, hang in there. Keep the hope that tomorrow will be better, that tomorrow will be the day that you finally start enjoying life again, and know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!

If you need someone to talk to, or want advice, or have questions, you can email me at mrslisap at gmail dot com.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What Happened

I'm sure you all want to know what happened with my cousin L. Well she left our family the first week of June, not to go back to her mothers, but to go to her grandmothers. I hated that it didn't work out with us where she could have stayed here, but the truth of the matter is it was really very hard on my family. My husband had had enough, and I was starting to see an impact on my girls with their behaviors that they were picking up from her.

So we decided as a family that it would be best that she go to grandmas, because her mothers situation is not ANY better and I'm not sure if it ever will be. She did tell me once a few months after the baby was born that she should have gone with her gut and let me adopt the baby....but it was too late for that. My heart was already closed and I had moved on. I had too.

After L left it was really hard on me. I felt so incredibly guilty, and responsible and it was so hard for her to understand and my girls to understand, but I simply couldn't let my family fall apart just to help her. The truth is, I did all I could do to help her. I and know that many of the lessons I taught her will carry on with her.

It was and adjustment period to get used to life without her in the house...suddenly the house was so quite, even with 2 kids here. But we healed, and moved on, and things are good now! She's doing well, and my girls have settled back into their "normal" lives.

All in all it was a great experience  and even though it didn't work out the way I had planned, I'm glad we had those 7 months with her. Funny thing is, is she asks to come to our house all the time (not to her parents!) so that means I must have done something right.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Lets just pretend I didn't take the past 6+ months off from blogging, K? 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Toddler Bed Night 1

Its happening people. Tonight M is sleeping in her new toddler bed for the first time after a week of escaping her crib. I AM SO NOT READY FOR THIS on many different levels!!

As I write this blog (from my trusty iphone) I've watched her climb out of the bed a few times already on the video monitor. Which btw, how did we EVER survive as mothers with a video monitor??! I mean really?! Each time she's returned quickly as if she's about to get caught. I can only pray it's a smooth transition and I don't have a wondering toddler at all hours of the night.

But if I do, I'll be blocking her in by double stacking baby gates like I had to do with K. Sounds crazy, but if your kid can climb out of a crib with the mattress on the floor- a baby gate is nothing! But 2 is impossible! And yes, K slept the first 3 nights on the floor in front of her door, but she was safe.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

March Madness

Hi guys!! I'm alive!! I'm sorry if I've been MIA....March was completely crazy! Here's a little run down..

First there was my Los Angeles work trip...
{The Rooftop bar of The Standard Hotel}

Then 2 days later there was VEGAS with the BFF.... Which was a complete blast! Why don't I go there more often? Its only a 51 min. flight! Note to self...GO TO VEGAS MORE OFTEN! And we did it right let me tell you! 2 days...5 hours sleep...rolled around VIP style, partied with Lil Jon, Coolio, and Too Short, Saw Peep Show (which was fantastic BTW), drank and danced all night long!

Pretty much sums it up ;)

Came home, and enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. I love these ladies!

And also got back to these precious little things...

We did the 3rd annual Walk of Hope with RESOLVE!

and took a camping trip up north with some friends...

and I've been really working on my fitness...Bikini season is upon us!

In addition to the above, M now climbs out of her crib even though the mattress is on the floor (hello toddler bed)! Even worse is she brags about it. Walks out of her room and says "I climb out my bed". Someone hold me! K is turning 8 on the 19th and is having a sleepover party next weekend, and L has been giving me a run for my money! Life has been crazy to say the least!

BTW I hate going this long without blogging...I never know how to start back up again and how to catch up or to even try, and I miss you so I promise I will try and end my hiatus now!