Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Beautiful day!!!

Today was a gorgeous day. The sun was shining, the breeze was blowing, and I got to enjoy it. I went to the car wash today to clean out my pig sty. . . I mean car. The vacuum that I chose to use (of course) did not work worth poop. It started with a little suction and then proceeded to stop. There goes $1 down the drain. But then I got to come home and play with my two monsters angels. They are the light of my life. David and I practiced writing his name. He is doing extremely well I think. We also celebrated Mason's first birthday tonight. Rather we had cupcakes tonight for his birthday. We celebrated it back when it actually happened, we just didn't have cake. I won't tell you how long ago that was or you will think I am the worst mother ever. ;) Both of the boys are down now and daddy is at a friend's house so mommy gets to enjoy some quality alone time. I know this may not be interesting at all to any of you but I am going to try to do this everyday so I will start doing it the way I planned to all that time ago. So bear with me and hopefully it will get better. I am crafted out at the moment so not sure when I will do anymore crafts but hopefully soon. Right now we are working on our new house that we are renting. Trying to make it somewhat how we want it. Hope you all have a good night.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I know. . .it's been forever

I know it has been a long time since I wrote ANYTHING on here. I have no excuses except a 4 year old, a 1 year old and a new job. Is that enough? No? Well hopefully what I have to tell you today will help with receiving your forgiveness. First I must say a big THANK YOU to for giving me the kick in the bootie that I needed to get back on here. They have completely redone their website and it is AWESOME. If you haven't heard of it, you should have. It is a wonderful website that gives you the opportunity to try out new products and review them. They send them in packages called Voxboxes. So far I have received two of these. I have reviewed 3 of the items I have received on this blog. So if you are interested go to and request an invite. It's just that easy.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2011. . .a catharsis. . .warning, it's a bit long

2011 was a bittersweet year for me.  At the very beginning of the year. . .Jan 5th to be exact. . . I found out I was pregnant with our 2nd child.  We were so excited.  The next few months were a whirlwind of getting ready for the new baby, trying to explain to our (at that time)2 year old that he was getting a new brother or sister.  Still not sure he understood until M came home.  Then in April, my aunt unexpectedly passed away.  She had not been sick at all.  She lived in a nursing home but only because she really liked it there.  She and her husband moved there when she couldn't take care of him by herself anymore.  The nursing home called us on Sunday night and said they were sending her to the ER because she was unresponsive.  When we got there she didn't know any of us and she was swollen to about twice her normal size,  She eventually knew us again but the hospital decided to send her to another hospital because we live in a small town and don't have all the up-to-date equipment.  Tuesday, my sister and I went to see her.  When we got there she was in dialysis having excess fluid removed.  She was brought back to the room in about 2 hours.  Then, they took her down for a CAT scan and said she would be back soon.  About an hour later,  they called us and said they had lost her but had gotten her back and she was in the cardiac unit.  My sister and I went down and by the time we got there, they had lost her again.  This time was her time.  She went home to be with her husband, parents, and brother.  She had told me she wanted me to name the baby Ricky.  Now there's nothing wrong with the name Ricky, but it's just not what I had in mind so sorry Aunt M, but no go on that one.  After all this happened, life went on as normal. . .as normal as it can be when you're pregnant.  I was shocked in June when I got a job.  I didn't expect anyone to hire me knowing I was pregnant and due in September.  My niece KL, came and stayed with us to watch D while I went to work.  She was a life saver.  During this time, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes.  Luckily, I was able to control it with diet and oral meds.  I worked until August 19th.  D's birthday is August 21st and I just couldn't plan a big b-day party like normal so we celebrated at Micky D's.  The docs were telling me that M was almost 9 lbs and that we needed to induce.  I was nervous to say the least.  I was induced with David because of high blood pressure but not until my due date.  He was only 7 lbs 14 oz.  Well, on August 29th, we went to the hospital at 5am.  They started inducing around 6.  After a long day of labor (luckily with a epidural. . .I"m just not a natural girl)M was born at 7:51 pm.  As soon as I saw his little foot sticking up, I said "That is not a 9 lb baby"  He wasn't.  He was 6 lbs 14 oz.  Tiny little thing compared to what I was expecting.  Granted he was 2 weeks early seeing as I wasn't due until September 11th.  He is a blessing.  We wondered why they thought he was so much bigger than he was which is what led to the induction.  Two weeks later on my due date, we found out why.  Two of my nieces, a nephew, and my great nephew were in a car wreck on September 11th.  It was the hardest thing I have ever been through.  My niece that stayed with me this summer(KL) and my nephew J were killed in the wreck.  KL was 15 and J was 9.  We were all in shock.  My niece K, who is 18 was driving and she had a concussion and some bruises and cuts.  In the ER , she couldn't remember anything for more than 30 seconds and couldn't remember that J and KL were in the car.  She didn't remember until 2 in the morning.  Her son, C, who is 4 months younger than D was hurt badly in the wreck.  He was internally decapitated and broke his collarbone and leg.  He was airlifted to LeBonheur.  He surprised everyone though and was out of the hospital in 2 1/2 weeks.  They expected at least 6 weeks.  He is great now, running around and having so much fun.  We miss KL and J everyday but we know where they are and know it is a much better place than here.  The holidays this year were hard.  Nobody expects to lose 3 family members in a year.  Especially not 2 young ones.  So hopefully, next year will be happier and no tragedies.  God has us in His hands and that is the best place anyone can be. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Crazy life. . .

Sorry guys, it has been CRAZY around here.  Trying to pack for the move while a 3 year old runs around and a 4 month old needs attention.  Not fun!!!  I am trying to make sure I get on here on a somewhat  regular basis and so far I am failing miserably.  Soon, I am going to post the recipes for the Christmas candy I make every year.  Pretty sure they are standard recipes.  I didn't create them but I'm not sure where they came from originally, so, unfortunately, I will not be able to give credit where credit is due.  I got the recipes from my Mom and she got them from someone else and so on and so on.  I will try to post tomorrow or soon thereafter.  Wish me luck!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Montagne Jeunesse

One more again folks.  Also in my Holiday VoxBox from was a face mask from Montagne Jeunesse (  The "flavor" was fruit smoothie and it smelled wonderful.  It left my face so soft and smooth.  I put it on and went and soaked in the tub for awhile (come to think of it that sounds good now).  The masks by Montagne Jeunesse are never tested on animals (Yay!)  and for those of you vegetarians out there these are vegetarian approved.  They also have no parabens which are chemicals used by cosmetic companies as preservatives (had to look that up).  I sure am loving me some influenster.  :)

NYC New York Color

OK, I know I just told you about an item from my Holiday VoxBox from but I have to tell you about another one.  I have been looking for the perfect nude lipgloss.  Found!!!!  In my VoxBox, I received a complimentary lip gloss called NYC New York Color Liquid LipShine (  The color I received was Nude York City.  Cute name!!!  I LOVE the color.  It is the perfect nude.  Not too pink nor too brown.  They offer 10 different shades from nudes to fuschias.  It's a steal at $2.49.  They use pure pigmenst which help to create a 3-d
 effect.  It also has Vitamin E which helps make your lips feel mosturized.  Hey, if I lick my lips does it count as my vitamin for the day?  No. . .boo!  :)  But this stuff is still great.  It's not sticky and it feels good on.  You should def try it. 


imPRESS Press-On Manicure

So, right before the holidays I received a Holiday Voxbox from  It was full of so many fun things.  But today I am going to tell you about the imPRESS nails I received.  They are awesome.  You have to go to their website and look at all the patterns they have and you can get a $1 coupon.  Who doesn't love coupons?!?!?
Basically, all you do with these nails is pick out your sizes, wipe your nail down with a pad that comes with the nails.  Then peel the paper off the back of the imPRESS nail and press onto your nail.  That's it.  No glue, no filing, no odor.  When you are a busy mom like me that is so important.  I don't have time to put fake nails on nor to paint my nails and wait for them to dry.  Also, when you take these off they do not damage your natural nail at all.  Yay!!!  These are perfect.  These are just a couple of pics from the website of patterns they offer.  So give them a try.  They are really worth it.  The pics below are from the imPRESS website.