Virtual GNO - I'm Sunscreen Barbie!

I mentioned a week ago that my 11 yr. old was starting Sex Ed. at school. We talked, we looked at books, we talked, she blushed, (I drank... just kidding... kind of) and I thought that it was under control and all was understood. But, last night, she just felt that she knew too much. She changed her mind and didn't want to grow up. I don't want her to either!!! Oh, if only we could go back. But that's just not a part of Mother Nature's plan.

You know what I need? A Virtual Girls Night Out!!!

New to the party? Welcome! The original Virtual Girls Night Out is a blog-hopping party that began in the summer of 2008. I couldn't get a sitter and I was in desperate need for time away from my children. So, I did the next best thing and turned to my blog friends.

To join the blog-hopping fun, check out my VGNO post then, due to Mr. Linky not working for me (ARGH!) leave your blog link in the comment section. Visit fellow bloggers that have left their blog links. Go blog-hopping! *Don't let Mr. Linky bring us down.* I want everyone to connect.

Time For Some Tunes!

Kings of Leon - Use Somebody

I must listen to this song everyday. I just have to. In fact, I think I'll go listen to it again. Turn it up!

The weather has been oh-so-nice in my corner of the world so I've been getting my hands dirty in the garden. Guitar Guy has built two raised beds in our back yard to hold veggies and herbs.

They're great! He wants a chicken coop next. Hmmm....

Time For A Cocktail!

Oh, this drinks sounds perfect!

Citrus Lavender Martini
1 orange wedge
2 fresh lavender leaves, or 5-6 pieces dried lavender
1 ½ oz. vodka
½ oz. Cointreau
½ oz. sweet & sour mix
Muddle orange and lavender well in the bottom of a shaker. Add vodka, Cointreau, sweet and sour mix, and ice, and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Optional garnish – rim the glass with honey and dip the rim into raw sugar.

After a day in the garden I could definitely go for this!

Last week we had a great giveaway from Kernel Seasons. And this week I'd like to congratulate lucky winner... Debbie from Suburb Sanity! Enjoy your popcorn and all the fixings :->

Time For A Party Game!

As I look around my house I see a LOT of Barbie's. There's the Barbie in her scuba suit and the Barbie who's a Vet. These Barbie's are outside on the swing-set and in the garden too. But, these dolls don't represent the way I think they should. If I were a Barbie I would be "Sunscreen Barbie". Follow the chart below to see which Barbie you would be.

"Modern Barbie"
Use the chart to find which Barbie you are. Use the letter of your first name.

A - D = Sunscreen Barbie
E - H = Lactose Intolerate Barbie
I - L = Migraine Barbie
M - P = Blogger Barbie
Q - T = Mini Van Barbie
U - Z = Bi-Polar Barbie

Now, which Barbie are you? If you need to tweak this a bit, have fun!

OK now, go have fun! Since Mr. Linky is being an incredible drag please leave your blog link in the comments section below to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in. Go blog-hopping! That's what it's all about. Share this party with your blog friends, post A LINK to the Virtual GNO on your blog and have them join us. Send our party into Twitter world. (#VGNO) Leave your Twitter ID in the comments section. The more the merrier! I want everyone to connect. That's what it's all about.


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  1. Your little garden looks great! i am sure you will have some yummy veggies soon :)

    my name is Mini Van Barbie! Which is perfect because we are thinking of getting a mini van soon-maybe it's validation!

    Have a wonderful weekend! I am in between meetings an will my my VGNO when i get home


  2. Glad she wants to be a little girl again. Oh if only it were that simple.

    Lactose Intolerant Barbie - Argh!
    Think I'll use my "official" name this week and go with Migraine Barbie, not much better, but I was seeing a lot of "yucky" stuff "coming from" the other.

    Serene Moments



    Poor Mr. Linky!

    Happy VGNO!

  3. I loved barbies! But none at my house with a house full of boys. You moms of girls have FUN!
    I am having a Cinderella day at my blog today.

  4. I am officially Migraine barbie but tonight I will be Bi-Polar Barbie with a migraine who is also lactose intolerant. Poor Barbie... I think she needs another drink!!


    I wish Guitar Guy would build me some cute little garden boxes and I would LOVE to have a chicken coupe!!

  5. I really enjoy this VGNO madness! It is actually quite helpful at the end of a crazy week ! Thank you sooo much!

  6. FOrgot to leave my link...lol


    wow hope i did that right??? Im still new here...lol

  7. Poor Ann and Mr. Linky ;(


    See ya'll!

  8. Enjoy your weekend!


  9. And from my partner's site:


    Have a great weekend!

  10. I've turned on my Linky if anyone wants to add thier info too it.

  11. Hi Ann,

    Tell Guitar Guy those raised beds look perfect. I was trying to get a couple of those out of my Computer Guy but no dice.

    I'm bloggin Barbie! It's perfect for me.

    Oh, my daughter won't let me tell her anymore about, um, life. I got 1/3 of the way through the story and she told me she'd heard enough to last her a lifetime.

    See you over at http://mylifeonthexyzlist.blogspot.com/

  12. I'm Mini Van Barbie. Your garden looks great, cool idea with the raised beds. I'm scared about the "talk" my daughter's 9 so I haven't done anything on it - yet.

    My post:


  13. I am Lactose Intolerant Barbie - does that mean I am going to come with a carton of Soy Milk and some medication so I can eat ice cream? :) Happy VGNO.

    Stop by me and see how my week's been - http://www.ourlifeupstate.com/

  14. I am Migraine Barbie...pass the Excedrin!

    I haven't done a VGNO in a loooonnnnngggg time...am happy to be back!!!

  15. I needed this VGNO. What a week this has been. I am mini van Barbie but hopefully I will soon be pick up truck Barbie!


    Have a great weekend!

  16. He did a great job on the raised beds. I am so not looking forward to sex-ed. This Migraine Barbie needs a vgno! http://allinamomslife.blogspot.com/2009/05/vgno-migraine-barbie-needs-damn-drink.html

  17. Suntan Barbie here! (or would she be skin cancer Barbie--LOL)....

    Looking forward to stopping by the blogs...it's been one of those days!

    My twitter:

    My blog:

  18. Migrasine Barbie here...hmmm, that is not fun!

    Happy VGNO!



  19. no time for blog-hopping tonight :( but i still wanted to come by and visit the party! love the song, thanks for always keeping me in the know of great music :) have a great weekend, OH and i LOVE your flowerbeds!

  20. Oh no poor Mr. Linky
    I am the Sunscreen Barbie

  21. I'm migraine Barbie!! How appropriate with 4 kids rofl...Happy VGNO!! I love those raised beds...I'll have to post pics of our garden soon...lol...my poor honey tilled everything by hand and did all the rows, etc. by himself this time! I love that poor man!


  22. I have an 11 year-old daughter too and when we have our "talks" she says she wants to be 5 years old again. I don't blame her!

    Happy VGNO!


  23. Blogger Barbie Here.
    The garden looks great. If we could all freeze time and have the children young forever. I'm not looking forward to the sex education stage at all. Hope you have a great weekend.


  24. I am Migraine Barbie LOL
    and @crazymommie on twitter

  25. Your garden looks great. I am Migraine Barbie tonight. I hope you have a great weekend.


  26. Happy VGNO! We really like Kings of Leon over here!

    I am Migraine Barbie...fitting.


  27. Enjoy the weekend! Thanks for hosting.


  28. Mean old Mr. Linky. The garden looks great. My weeds are coming on strong!
    Thanks for the popcorn! I am so happy to have won:) Everyone have a great VGNO!

  29. She doesn't wanna grow up :(
    How cute is that!

    Happy VGNO!

  30. I used to have a garden at my last house. I really miss that! I may do some container gardens here. Anyway, I LOVE that song, too. Kings of Leon is kinda like U2, no?

    Happy VGNO Ann and everybody!

    --Mini Van Barbie

    (check out the funny photo I found of barbie by a mini van--I put it on my site)


  31. Oh yay for Debbie on her win! I love her... what a great, funny blogger!
    Apparently I'd be Mini Van Barbie which kinda doesn't fit me at all. How about a combo of bipolar blogger Barbie? Yeah, that would work!
    Happy Friday! Happy GNO!


  32. Happy VGNO! I missed you last week, soo busy! Hop on by my place for some fun too! have a great weekend!!



  33. TGIF, Happy VGNO and all that jazz!

    I am a VGNO virgin and am so excited to pop my cherry! Sorry I just couldn't resist...the whole sex education thing. Good Luck with your daughter. I can't blame her at all. Rambling, that is what I am good at...come check me out at http://adiaha.com

    Peace. Love. Light.

  34. Come check out Super Freak Out Mommy Barbie over hereHappy VGNO!

  35. Migrain Barbie is fitting for me tonight!! Looking forward to a fun VGNO!!


  36. Here's mine!!

    Happy VGNO from Mini Van--make that SUV Barbie!!


  37. Ah that cocktail sounds lovely. I could go for one right about now.

    Happy Friday.


  38. I'm a bit late for the party, but I'm here now.

    Happy VGNO!

    Kristie at


  39. Ann. .the party is so fun tonight!!!

    Jan :)

  40. I'm not going to be Migraine Barbie, unless I can be Martini Barbie first....

    Sorry I've been out of touch! Big g.sale today & tomorrow, can't believe I made $700 today, just shows how big my Gymboree addiction really is....

    Promise I'll be back to my blog next week, too tired & a little sunburned to do much except take a cold shower right now!

    Enjoy our awesome weather, I know I will be after the sale is finally over! :)

  41. OH ya almost forgot, love the raised beds, we're a little shaky in that dept, mine are made with rocks from the back yard...things still grow in them though, if I remember to water! Need this drink of yours now! :)

  42. as usual i am the night owl! happy vgno everyone! i remember when mom told me about the birds and the bees as clear as it was yesterday. i guess it was that shocking that it stayed with me all those years! too funny! that martini sounds yummy. going to blog hop tomorrow....good night!

  43. sunscreen barbie here ,too. AND it's fitting. :)

  44. Blogger Barbie! YAY! This was better than the FACEBOOK Barbie quiz I took...I was Trailer Trash Barbie! LOL!

    Happy GNO, Ladies!
    Come chat about Jon & Kate on my blog tonight!

  45. Hey y'all. I too noticed the cool garden. Nice job guitar guy. My kids call me garden guy, so that's funny. And my initials for Suburban Gardener are SG. And I have a Gibson SG, white. Wow... And my 11 year old boy is right there with y'all. Watch out for these boys. They know what it's all for. Let's keep them interested in gardening as much as possible. :) SG

  46. Oh too funny! I looked mine up and I'm Blogger Barbie, I meant to write this last night, and then if I use Kyooty I'm Migraine Barbie and that's kind of fitting for a VGNO, why yes I actually got to he binging part of the evening why ever do you ask? heheh today is Migraine Barbie is really Hangover Barbie. ha!

  47. I am a Mini Van Barbie and what a shock I really do drive a Van!

  48. Ack! I missed the party! My computer was terrible last night, Internet explorer has been acting up as much as Mister Linky lately!

    I almost always spend my Friday evenings catching up on blogs, having a couple cold ones and just having my own little girls night out. Thanks to one of the other Martha's here in blogville I've found you - a place to join others who are doing the same thing!

    I'll be back to join you next Friday! Unless of course you want to throw another GNO tonight! ;-)

  49. It goes all weekend Martha, so don't you worry! ;->

  50. I'm certain I am the ever unpopular NoBarbie. I just found my birthday martini; thank you.
    Like your daughter,I wanted to cherry pick the parts of adulthood I'd experience & cast the rest aside. Damn, that would be great. Oh well, have another martini. ~Mary


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