Merry Christmas!

I'm going to be signing off until next week.

Packages to wrap, food to cook, parties to attend, books to read, laundry,

pedi/mani (teh hee)and all other essentials.

A massage would be nice, as would a facial. NO TIME.

So, Merry Christmas to all the Peeps. I hope you have a great one.

I will be back for a New Year's giveaway that also celebrates my 300th post.

Check back next week!

Is Everyone Ready?

OOOOOH. If you are I'm jealous.

Actually, I'm ready as I'll ever be. All I have left is purchasing food.

Because of the continuing root canal saga, I'm having to put my food in the blender.

Mr. Wonderful thinks this is a fabulous way to stick a few vegetables in so I will eat them and not know it.

I'm on to his ploys.

We will have all our children, grandchildren and The Parental Unit together
for the holidays.

I couldn't ask for a better gift.

Love my Peeps.

Soup Is On!!

Okay, I'm over my jeans episode. Mostly.

The Queen B gave me the most delicious soup recipe, and I just had to share it with you.

We are all going to The Parental Unit's house for a soup and snack Christmas thingy.

I don't know why I told you that.

Anyway, MAKE THIS SOUP. You will love me
The Queen B.


1 pkg. refrigerated 3 cheese tortellini (I had to get frozen and thaw it)

2 14oz boxes of low sodium chicken broth

1 10 oz container refrigerated Alfredo Sauce. I had to get the one on the

shredded deli-rotisserie chicken (the whole thing, trust me)

herbes de provence (1/2 T) This is optional. My grocery store never heard of this, so I did a couple shakes of basil instead.

parmesan cheese

Dump all the ingredients EXCEPT the parmesan in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tortellini is soft.

Serve with parmesan cheese on top.


Stay In Your On Age Bracket (or not)

How I get myself in messes! Does anyone else ever do that?

For the L o n g e s t time I have wanted jeans with holes in them. I know they are for younger girls, twenty-somethings and thirty-cuties with good figures.

I am none of these.

I still have wanted some. I've gone up to complete strangers to ask them
"Who does your hair? and Where did you get your jeans?"

Most say, "I got them at Gap two years ago, etc. etc."

Last week, I had lunch with Queen B and forced asked nicely if she would take me in a teen-age store to look for some jeans.

They thought I was looking for The Princess until I told them a size.
The guy waiting on me--blinked once, and recovered nicely and said, "I'll see what we have in the back."

I think he went back there to laugh himself silly.

He eventually came back with a couple for me to try on. They were WAY too long but since this store does alterations, I felt like they would be great.

I wanted to leave them to be fixed, but the guy said they would shrink in the length and I might want to wash them first.


Next scene. Beachy Mimi washing jeans immediately.

OMGosh. They shrunk. ALL OVER.

I put them on and the waistband didn't even cover the essentials. I'm not talking about the back essentials...THE FRONT ESSENTIALS.

I just collapsed in a heap.

I was trying to crawl under the bed to suck my thumb when Mr. Semi-Wonderful (not quite over the non-sympathy of the tooth. Just a few more days and I will be) walked in the bedroom and said, "What's wrong?"

I stood up.

He tried. He really did. But the laughter just burst forth!

Note to self: GIVE IT UP.

Okay. I confessed. I feel SO much better.

Love my Peeps.


Let me tell you, Peeps.

I am in MISERY.

Got the root canal. Had to go back on Saturday to get more done.

I've been moaning ever since and I'm still thinking the dentist is not finished. AGONY.

Mr. Wonderful said very innocently, "Wow. If a tooth hurts this much, I would hate to see if you had some Real Serious Pain."

WHAT? Don't mess with Beachy Mimi in AGONY.

I sent Mr. Semi-Wonderful to get his teeth cleaned that very day (God was smiling because he got an appointment right away).

He came home moaning about his sore gums. Heh Heh

heh heh heh heh

No more comments about about my whining
tooth pain.

I tell you all that to explain that this tragedy happened the same time as the REVEAL and has totally made me selfish consumed me for a few days.

I hope to be back to my blogging self in a few days.

I know you are holding your breath. heh heh

Love My Peeps!

It IS Coming!!

Cyber-cookies to all! 

The Reveal will be any moment.

The person installing the new look has a power outage and therefore is at the mercy of the ELECTRIC COMPANY!

As soon as...the power returns she will
1.   feed her children and/or pets
2.   Vacuum--we all know how we hate it when we lose power and can't vac.
3.   do laundry--it's ALIVE and GROWS
4.   put up the Christmas tree--she has been busy working on my blog,
5.   go get a mani/pedi
6.  add a massage to that.   The shoulders just ACHE from too much computer time
7   drink lots of hot coffee or (in my case) cokes
8.  eat a cookie
9.  nap
10.  The Big Reveal!!

Karen@simplyamusingdesigns and the team there did the whole thing and I can't wait.   They are so creative

So, you Peeps may see it before I do.  They did a fabulous job and are very professional.

Later, Peeps.


I think all the winners have sent contact info, and should be getting your cards in the mail by next week.

I do appreciate all 10 of you that read,...that counts lurkers..., Beachy Mimi.

YOU HAVE 16 DAYS.    Sorry someone had to yell it for you last minute shoppers.

Some of the good deals I'm seeing make waiting worth it.   But, if you are looking for a specific item...good luck.

At the Beachy house, gifts always have a theme.   This year?    Not so much.   I guess my theme is silliness and fun.   Plus it has to fit in a gift bag.  I'll show you some pictures later.

Some Peeps might see what they were getting!

I have done this much:

mailperson:   got cookies
UPS guy:  got cookies
hair person:  got cookies
See my theme?

Trash men?   can't catch them but trying
Paperman?   too early for me
neighbors?  keeping the shades down and lights off...ran out of cookies










Time Is Up!!

Winners as soon as I can get Mr. Random Generator to come by.

I COULDN'T STAY AWAY (a giveaway!!)

...from my Peeps.

I'm missing all my Peeps.

Been waiting for the reveal but I just can't wait any longer.

I think I'll just have a giveaway now.

Just tell me if you have finished your shopping for the holidays, or where you are going for the holidays, or better still... tell me the favorite gift you have found for someone.

This giveaway will be 4,  YES FOUR giftcards for my store of choice  TARJAY.  They are $25 each and Mr. Random will do the selecting.

All you have to do is answer the questions and leave a way for me to get in touch with you.

Sign up ends Monday at 6 pm central.   Winners will be announced later Monday evening.   Unless it snows and then my  nose will be stuck to the window.

Best wishes to all and good luck.

Love my Peeps,

 Beachy Mimi


First, it is not Sandra moving next to us, it's Natalie.

Beachy Mimi blog is going under the knife to get a facelift and overall new do.

It's gonna be cute.

Not only that, we are going to host a giveaway  to celebrate.   Check back here around the 8th for more info.

Beachy Mimi


Peeps, in my  neighborhood NOTHING happens. 

Mr. Wonderful and I sit on the porch a lot (when weather permits) and watch absolutely nothing happening.

Occasionally, my neighbor walks their 2 beautiful standard poodles, and we ooh and ahh and their beauty.

Once, alot of cars were at one house down the street and people were bringing in covered dishes and I was so miffed we weren't invited to the party.

They had died.

I'm a really up to date neighbor.

Apparently there is a grapevine of news but I am out of the loop.   Very frequently I get tidbits of things going on.

The latest is...we are getting a NEW neighbor.   One even surprising for our neighborhood.   She's under 50!

I won't say her name at this point, but she was the winner of Survivor last year.

Can you imagine?

I can't wait to grill her  welcome her to the neighborhood!

PeepOne, PeepTwo and I will be her new BFF's.


A few weeks ago, we began to notice a strange odor every time we open the door of the refrigerator.

So out on the counter went everything, tossing anything "suspicious" and wiping down the inside with vinegar and water.

Next day..still there.  Next I put in a bowl of charcoal.


Next...empty the frig again plus the freezer.  


Next...lots of boxes of soda.


In fact, it was worse.

I told Mr. Wonderful that the frig had to die if I were going to live here.  He agreed.

This weekend, one last attenpt to save the life of the frig.  

Mr. Wonderful took everything out of frig and freezer, piled everything on the counter and started cleaning.

I was on the couch (plucking) when I decided to go online to see if I could find an answer to the problem or someone who needed a frig that didn't care about the odor.

I found a fix it website and typed "help" and behold...someone actually knew what to do.

It required Refrigerator Surgery.

We got out the tool box, and Mr. W  began removing the back panel on the bottom of the frig.  The size is about 12"X24".   It was fastened to the back with seven  SEVEN screws.

Wow.  If we had a burgler he/she would NOT steal the back of that frig!

After removing the panel, out came the tubing (think intestines) that went on and on.   This had to be bleached.  (Frig is three years old)

Bob the builder on the internet typed, "You might want to stick a wooden spoon handle with a paper towel down the tubing."    I asked, "...why?"    He said, "To remove gunk."     I fainted.   Just kidding.  Ick.

One would think if I could handle foot detox residue I could handle frig tubing gunk...but, no.   Whole different level of gunk for me.

Thankfully, no gunk in the tubing. 

It got a thorough bleaching so there will never be gunk in there.  EVER.

We vacuumed, washed, wiped down anything we could find.

I even found green peas Under the frig...we don't even eat green peas.   Go figure.

I wish I had taken pictures.

Love ya, Peeps!


Hey, Peeps!

We're going to be getting some new duds around here.

That is, Beachy Mimi is getting an update. Woo Hoo.

I love updates.

One of my favorite things to do is go to a department store makeup section on Saturday (Neiman Marcus)
and getting a makeover.   They will fix you up even if you aren't going to purchase a thing.  It's a great way to see the new makeup trends on your little 'ole face.

Soon I will have my 300th post.  I'm thinking about a giveaway.   More about that later.

Update on detox:  The water is getting less yucky.   I think it is working.

Question.   Do the Peeps take vitamins and if so what?

Love ya more than Bananas Foster ice cream from Haagan Daz.


This has been a crazy week.

I can't even recall the exact order of events.   I have been so traumatized.

My computer crashed.   It is only 6 months old.  A baby.

When I made the purchase, I got every bit of coverage the store offered.

What wasn't covered?  The one thing that was wrong with the computer.   Several days and $142.00's baaack!

Then the printer, copier, photo thingy, scanner and fax machine just...died.   No one can fix it.

Mr.  Wonderful so graciously replaced that for me.

I had to change my cell phone.  I loved that phone.  Two years and a few days after I bought it I FINALLY learned how to use it.   It was perfect.

My replacement is a Droid.   I can't seem to get the hang of it.   I had to really cut down my nails to be able to touch the screen.   It won't stay on for more than five minutes.   The Princess has offered to teach me how to use it over the Christmas break.  Beachy Mimi is not happy with the phone.

I lost my keys.  ALL my keys.

I had them.   I put them up somewhere.   I don't remember where.

I went to the dentist today because I had a toothache.   Next week..double root canal.  Yuck.

I had two breakouts on my face this morning.   What's up with that?

Then, if things weren't already going south,  I made the stupid decision to do this:

Those are bruises, Peeps!  I thought I would get injections to remove my elevens and parenthesis.

Busted!  I had those for a week.   So much for trying to sneak that by everyone.

Bad hair day, too.

I hope your week has been much better.

Love ya, Peeps!


If my Peeps notice, I took a picture of the gulf below as we took off from the airport.   If you also notice closely...The wing of the plane looks to be on backward...OR COULD IT BE THEY MADE BEACHY MIMI RIDE ON THE PLANE FACING THE REAR!!!

Double upchuck.

They..THEY thought it was funny.
Me?  Not so much.

Then we got to talking about our pedicures, which we badly needed after the detoxing footbath.

The salon gives you a real...ah..special chair for the pedicure.

You see that seat on/off button?    We didn't.   By the time the pedi was over.   I felt violated and the chair owed me dinner at least.   Or maybe we should have it arrested.   Quite an experience. I've never had south central Beachy Mimi...massaged with such intensity.

It didn't stop us though!   Being so dedicated to our toes, we hung in there.

I had no idea where PeepOne was going with this...

I should have known.   ZEBRA.   Isn't that cute.

Proof they made me ride backwards.   Those are pilots over my shoulder.

So, I decided they had to put up with my feet since I didn't have anyplace to rest them.

Which only started a feet fight.

We have been inspired by Toenailer, whose website is so stinking cute.   We love to copy so we were trying to find the best shot to showcase our feet.

I think I'm going to add toes to all the pictures I take from now on through my travels.

I don't think The Parental was too impressed.   She says we can't ride with her anymore. heh heh


As I mentioned in another post, The Parental had a birthday and PeepOne and I went to Florida to sit on the beach help her celebrate.

This was her birthday present.   Yes, that is Beachy Mimi enjoying the present.

This was at her birthday dinner.   Doesn't she look super for 88!

This is what she chose to eat.  Me?   Not so much.

PeepOne enjoyed the festivities, too.

This is the menu item she chose.  Me?  Not so much.

This was PeepOne's fork after attemping to dig out the meat on the said menu item.   Does anyone know the name of the legs of a fork?    Tines.

These are our friends that celebrated with us.

This is what the man, H., chose to eat.  Me?   Not so much.

This is the incredibly cute son of H. and L.  I know someone who thinks he is REALLY cute and would like to meet him.

He chose this to eat.   Lots and lots of this.   Me?  Not so much.

Then we all went home and lived happily ever after.

Happy Birthday, PU!

Love you more than bananas!

November Is Here!

Can you believe it!

I have traveled so much I am totally unprepared for Fall, Winter and all the festivities involved.  Totally.

My mind is still with this
And this

And I could do with a little more of this

But sadly, it came to an end.   It is cold where I live.   This is only a memory now.

Goodnight Sun.   Goodnight beach.

More later, Peeps.

Happy Fall, Peeps!

Many of you will be going to Fall Festivals, Halloween Dress Up Parties, etc.  and I hope you have a great weekend,

I've got more pictures for next week, but for now...I have to do laundry and go through my mail before the electricity is CUT OFF.

Enjoy your weekend!!

The Detox: Part Three

Okay, Peeps.

I am not affiliated in any way with the foot detox people.

When I got home from my lovely beach trip...

That's PeepOne and Beachy Mimi sunning...heh heh

Mr. Wonderful had ordered his own foot detox machine for our home!

He researched the whole process for about 6 hours...Mr. W is all about research...and found a machine that he felt was the best for us.

It came in the mail on Tues. and we immediately set it up when Mr. W got home from work.

I set it up in the bathroom with my leopard print closet chair (so cute) in front of the tv (yes, I have a tv in my bathroom.   I can't help it.   I have tv issues).

Mr. W went first because I couldn't wait to make fun of him for the nasty detox water.   I will insert here that they sent a chart to help you decide what the colors in the water mean.   Like, heavy metals, liver, gall bladder, etc.  Also, someone mentioned that the water would turn colors without your feet in the water.   That's true.   However, that water is not oily/greasy (sorry, just being truthful) like your detox water is.

After Mr. W did his detox, I did mine.   Our water was completely different.  We spent the whole time staring at the tub saying, "Wow.  Look at that!   Gross!"

We have limited entertainment venues in our town.   We have to make our own fun.

Now, I'm not saying do this treatment or anything.  I'm just reporting.   At the Beachy House, we have much more energy.

This will probably be my last in depth report on the nasty.  But I will say that Mr. W has noticed  a significant difference in me.   He says I am "brighter".   However, that could be attributed to my hair color...just being truthful...  I'm not as sluggish and droopy in the afternoon and evening as I have been for the last ten years little bit.

And here PeepOne and Beachy Mimi are walking down the beach...bwahahahahahaha

I just tickle myself.   Thanks to the girls who unknowingly had their picture taken. heh heh

My bad.


Since we felt so much better after our first foot detox, we made appointments to go back for a second treatment.   You can do it every three days for 14 sessions.

Unfortunately we won't be here for 14 sessions, but anything is better than nothing.

This is the water as we began

Nice and clean.  I'm feeling pretty good at this point.

PeepOne's water is clear, too.  She's feeling pretty cocky.

This is after 5  minutes.   My joint issues are showing up in the color of the water, plus PeepOne's joint issues are showing plus yeast.

Am I getting too personal?  

Just being truthful.  I'm all about truth and fairness.  Heh Heh

After 15 minutes we both are showing deeper joint problems (which we have) and yeast.

As an aside, aren't those towels under the basins cute?

The results.   The diagnosis.  The gross.
PeepOne...the joints.
Beachy Mimi...near death.   What is that nasty?   Liver, gallbladder, and every coca cola I have had in the past fiftyyears few days.

I need to go to bed and be waited on.   I feel sick...

I feel we must get Monistat immediately.

More later, Peeps.

That Was Too Gross

So sorry, Peeps.   That was just gross.   However, I try to keep you informed about all things spa, beauty and the world around.

Mr. Wonderful was so impressed with the iky(boys) he has already ordered a machine and will have it when I return home.

He can't wait to see what comes out of him...just keeping it real.

So, now, something pretty...

The beach is so beautiful at sunset.   I guess the sunrise is too.  I wouldn't know.  heh heh

And show you something else ugly.  I need a pedi!   BAD.  I can hear Queen B saying M-O-T-H-E-R!!

Just keeping it real here at Beachy Mimi.

I think I may do a beach toe search.  Have you ever noticed that some people wear sandals and their toes hang off?   It has become a mimi-obsession with PeepOne and me. 

I think we are going to start a tally and report back to you.

Not that I would EVER take unauthorized toe shots of anyone.  Heh Heh.

I love my Peeps.


I've mentioned before on this very blog that PeepOne and I are Spawho..s.

We found a Wellness Center, which we didn't even know existed, looking for a place to rub our feet and necks and make us feel special better.

Well this place does give massages..teaching massages when the masseuse yaks  instructs the whole time and you aren't able to go to sleep.

Then the facial lady, whom I wanted to tell me how pretty my skin was and how I was in good shape for my age, spent most of the time with "extractions".   I was so embarassed.

Then...drum roll... we thought we were getting a foot soak and rub and instead got FOOT DETOX.

After 35 minutes I was so totally grossed out by my pan of sludge.

PeepOne needs a hospital...quick.   Air

I believe I am dying from Coca Cola injestation. Is there such a thing?

The PU has some serious joint issues going on.

We have been all over the internet researching ionic foot baths and have found many different opinons.

I will say that we all felt great  GREAT afterwards.    My first time sludge was different from the one in this picture.  We are going again just to see if it is real.

Have the Peeps had this done?   Got any recommendations?


I'm so very surprised no one has suggested a photography class for Beachy Mimi.

I guess you are just being too kind.

While Mr Wonderful toils away at the shop, The Parental Unit, PeepOne and Beachy Mimi are messing around on the beach enjoying this magnificent weather.

As I told you, The PU just turned 88 and we are helping her celebrate.

I am being so helpful to her by holding down this little piece of sandy beach so it won't blow away.

The waves are such a therapeutic time for me.

Speaking of toes...which we weren't...What color are your toes this Fall?    I am still on my standard pinky-pink but I have noticed alot of purple.

Tell me what you are wearing, Peeps!

Last of Alaska Pictures

Peeps, I wish you all could have been with us on our trip.

Alaska is just so...vast.   So much is undeveloped and the air smelled so clean, crisp and fresh.   I just loved it.

Notice that stream up above?  A man was fishing and ran upon one of the above.   He got away, but was  injured by the bear.

Of course I didn't know this until dinner that night.  I would NEVER have gotten out of the car.

If I had come upon a scream could have been heard all the way to Anchorage.  Maybe beyond.
And I would have been eaten.

I was obviously facinated by water.

The day we left there was a little snow on the ground!

That's it, Peeps.   I hope you enjoyed taking my Alaskan journey!