Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Blogging Tips & Birthday




Please tell me that I'm not the only person who feels this way...

1. Do you ever read a blog and think that it's complete shhhh?
- HELLO: NO ONE BELIEVES YOU PARTY WITH JLO every weekend- Post Pics? 

2. I love Mommy blogs, I do REALLY, I think ahh I can't wait, BUT I swear just about every Momma blog is filled with licorice and unicorns??? I want to know the dirty  and not so pretty stuff... I mean parenthood isn't always pretty. Besides thats usually the funny stuff.

3. Just because you wear mismatched clothes and don't brush your hair DOES NOT mean youre fashionable...LAWWWWD!

4. Dont post as "anonymous" - I wear big girl panties, and if you have something negative to say- id love to hear it FROM YOU not Ms. Anonymous. This isn't a Bobby Valentino song. 

and lastly...

5. I read the most REDONK post about how you shouldn't blog about YOURSELF on YOUR blog??? Uhmmmm.... *insert cricket noise here* Then what do you blog about? 


IT'S DA BABY'S 2nd BIRFDAY!!! 



I've been blogging for a short 4 months, but I feel like I  have learned a little something! Do you have anything you'd like to add to the list? PLEASE ID LOVE TO HEAR IT! 


xo,



Work It Out Wednesdays

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While I was poking around the internet I came across this article. Cereal is an easy go to when you're running low on time in the mornings, and because it just milky goodness. The soggier the better in my book. I can't say that I was completely surprised to see who made the top 10, but I was happy to see none of my Cheerios made the list. 


The jist of it is to STAY FAR FAR away from ALL Cap'N Crunch and Froot Loops cereals. 


Worst Cereals:
10. Froot Loops
9. Cap'N Crunch Berries
8. Apple Jacks 
7.Smorz (duh)
6.Oh's
5.Cap'N Crunch
4.Cap'N Crunch ALL Berries
3.Froot Loops Marshmallows
2. Golden Crisp
1.Honey Smacks 


Next time you're grocery shopping just swish right on by these cereals, and think SKINNY! 

Now, go on witcha bad self and work it out.

xo,


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Belated Merry Christmas


I hope that y'all had an amazing Christmas full of laughter, family, and made memories for a lifetime. My family and I went to Pigeon Forge, TN! We rented a cabin and snuck Daisy and Charlie in (shhh.. Don't Tell!). I'll post pictures of our weekend this week. 


Here are a few pictures of the cabin:


How was your Christmas? Did Santa bring everything you've been lusting for?
xo,

Friday, December 23, 2011

All I Want for Christmas




All I want for Christmas is for ALL of my family to be together. I know that I am beyond blessed to have such a wonderful set of second parents ( I don't call them inlaws, my love for them is much more than that). I was blessed with brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles. I miss them all terribly, but April will be here soon enough. xoxoxoxo







Off to Tennessee we go! 


xo,








PS- Yelena- YOU WON MY FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY- Drab to Fab Blog Design!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

January Sponsors

January is quickly approaching and I'm working on my blog to make it the most visually pleasing. So, if you'd like to display your button on my page {FO FREE} let me know here in the comment section! For the gorgeous ladies that I have already swapped with please let me know if you want yours to continue to stay up, if I don't get a response it will come off December 31st. 


Super excited to meet and introduce new bloggers in Jan. 

{GRAB ONE}


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Super Excited, 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

To My Neighbor







So I made my pint sized pies for my neighbors. This time I made it all from scratch- Apple and mixed berry filling with gingerbread men on top. I also added chocolate dipped marshmallows with candy canes to the box. Like I've said in the past, I love homemade and thoughtful gifts. It means you spent time on ME and didn't just slap a bow on something- Kisses my heart

We're headed to Tennessee for Christmas this year. Are you going anywhere for the holidays?

xo,

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thank You!

Hello to all of my new followers kisses and hugs to each of you! Who knew that A BLOG could connect me to so many beautiful people inside and out. I learn so much from each and every ONE of YOU! I never could have imagined in a million years that A) I would have a blog and B) that I would become FRIENDS with complete strangers. So many of you have made me giggle out loud, my day brighter, get in the kitchen with new recipes, participate in awesome DIYs and even cry. Thank you for growing me as a person. 


So simply today I am just thankful for you. I hope you continue to come and share your lives with me! 


xoxoxoxox,

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Year, New You


The second part of the New Year, New You series comes from the gorgeous Melina at Only a Flight Away












Q:What are your resolutions for the New Year and is there anything you're looking forward to the most?

A:My new years resolution is to be together with Sebastian. In May I become a United States Citizen and I'll be able to get him the fiancĂ© Visa. I am seriously beyond excited for 2012. I can feel the good vibes for next year. I am super positive and look forward to making my dreams come true. 
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Melina, sweet sweet Melina! I am so excited for you and what 2012 has in store for you and your love. Cant wait to hear all about it. XO

Go give her love!
HAPPY FRIDAY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. 
xo,


GIVEAWAY & GIVEAWAY

Thursday, December 15, 2011

At Home Microdermabrasion

You all know how I love to Pinterest, right? I was reading the other day about an easy at home micro treatment, so of course, I had to try it out RIGHT then. I forgot to take a before picture, but I promise there is a difference. (SORRY FOR THE GRAINY CELL PHONE PICS

I was getting ready and had listerine in my mouth. 

3 teaspoons of Baking Soda
1 and a half teaspoons of Water

Stir until a paste forms. Apply to face in a circular motion, stay for 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

YOURE SEEING ME WITHOUT MAKEUP!

SHINY and SMOOTH!
Do you have any at home treatments that are amazeballs? Please do tell, don't be stingy! 


awesome giveaway

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Favorite Things Part Dos

If you haven't noticed- I've had some work done around here, looks prettyyyy fab right? Well let me introduce you to EmCain. She is gorgeous, we're just stating the obvious, but seriously she is. Em has the most ridiculously good looking family. Her son, Liam, (yes we're on a first name basis like that) is so stinkin' cute. She has the cutest crafts, stories, home interior, EVERYTHING! You won't be disappointed! Oh and did I mention....


  

I'm telling you this little lady is the real shhhh. She wants to make the best blog for you. She doesn't impose her ideas, she takes examples that you like and merge them into the perfect design FO YOU! She must have switched my blog three times and didn't seem to be bothered, where as some people would be LIKE AHH!!! No you deal with it. She is a charm. Which brings me to my next Favorite Thing... 

EMCAIN WILL DESIGN ONE LUCKY BLOGGER'S TEMPLATE HOWEVER YOU WANT!!!
 (Which is valued over $99+)


REQUIRED:
1. Follow via GFC of FAMOUS
2. Follow via GFC of EMCAIN

EXTRAS:
1. GRAB THE BUTTON & PUT IT ON YOUR BLOG
2. POST IT
3. FOLLOW VIA BLOGLOVIN'

ONCE YOUVE DONE THE ABOVE LEAVE A COMMENT UNDER HERE. Either one comment saying what all you did or ONE comment FOR EACH-its up to you! 

CONTEST ENDS DECEMBER 23, 2011


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Monday, December 12, 2011

New Year, New You



























The first installment of New Year, New You series come from Amanda over at For Love of a Cupcake. You can find her blog here:


Q:What are your resolutions for the New Year and is there anything you're looking forward to the most?

A: My New Years resolutions would be (in no particular order)...to not procrastinate so much and to get my booty to the gym more often than not!  With the new year...I am mostly looking forward to planning my wedding and getting married! Also, I can't wait for our new little addition to arrive in March! A bullmastiff pup we have already named Tank! 
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Ahh! Amanda I can't wait to see all the hotness from you and your wedding next year. I'm sure Tank will be all over your blog soon enough! Cant wait. xxx Happy New Year!

Go give her love! 


xo,



Kip's On His Way...

Remember how I told you about Brittani, my best friend. Well, She is in the hospital as I type this waiting on Kip to get here. Please keep her and her family in your healing thoughts about prayers today if you have spare time. I'm asking my Heavenly Father to calm her fears and worries and allow her to have the smoothest labor and a healthy beautiful baby boy at the end. I wish I were there holding her hand, but I'll be there tonight once he makes his appearance. Cant Wait. XOXO


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Friday, December 9, 2011

...The Winner Is...


Congrats girl! I will email you today to get your info.  Thanks to everyone who participated. Keep an eye out later today for my next Favorite Things Giveaway. (heyyyyy)


xo,



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reminder



Today is the last day to enter My Favorite Things Giveaway! So get your pretty little self over there and enter, blog, and post away! Stay tuned winner will be announced tomorrow and new giveaway announced. Hollaaa!


xo,






Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's Beginning to Look like Christmas..

I believe that Christmas trees should have color schemes! Mine is burgundy, gold, and hunter green. Here are just a few snips of my Christmas decorations. 









What kind of Christmas decorations are your favie? Do you have a color scheme?

xo,