Thursday, August 30, 2012

It's Okay.

Its Ok Thursdays

It's Okay That:

No one thought yesterday's video was funny, cause I sure did.
There are Fruit Loops all over my bedroom, because A likes it that way.
I empty my vacuum like once a day because it fills up so quickly. 
I'm sad that we finished all of the seasons of 30 Rock on Netflix.
I'm super excited to finally be doing a giveaway on my blog next week!
I haven't really written any blog posts this week, most were just drafts I finally posted.
I really feel like changing my hair & am trying to avoid cutting it since I'm trying to grow it out.
I'm a little upset about my baby being 18 months next week! Ah!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nap Time Video.

My brother saw this video on Facebook yesterday, 
I just had to share it. 

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Writing about IRL people.

Over the course of the past couple years that I've been writing this blog, anytime I've said something about family or my in-laws, people seem to be shocked that I'd say that on my blog. 

Well I do what I want! :)
Is it really that simple? 
Well yes & no.

Here are some of the ways I'm able to write about IRL People.

"Writing about IRL people on your blog."

1. Make sure no one IRL knows about your blog. 
Meaning I don't connect it to my Facebook or let even one person in on it. 

I have a Facebook under my blog email address 
specifically for a Facebook Fan Page for my blog. 

2. Have the support of your husband if you're blogging about your in-laws.
My husband understands that I need a place to vent when things get bad. He knows
that sometimes I figure out my problems by writing it out & hearing what others think.

3. Don't lie.
Seriously, lying isn't cool.
 If someone IRL were to find out that I  wrote lies about them,
 more drama would only come.

4. Remember they have their side of the story.
I try to make sure I let my  readers know that this was my take on the situation.
I also try to remember what I see/feel might be different than the other person involved.

5. Choose your battles.
I use my  blog to find support, to vent & to better myself.
Don't use it to cause drama. 
Use it to fix it.

6.Make sure you are prepared for that person to read your post.
One thing I learned, is that if you say something about someone, 
you'd better be prepared for that person to hear it. 
Ask yourself these things before posting:

Do I support what I wrote?
Is there anything I can change to cover myself?
Should I post this?

So pretty much, be smart people! 

I'm not saying go & post crap about your family or in-laws on here. 
So don't do that.
I'm just saying sometimes we need to vent & figure things out.
That's okay. Just remember my "tips".

Monday, August 27, 2012

Show & Tell Monday.

Wedding Bells Ringing 

 Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding?
Yup, I'm married! Been married to my wonderful husband for 4 years! We got married Aug 16, 2008. I wanted a really small wedding so we just got married in my parent's backyard. I honestly wish we would have just got to the courthouse. Though I know that our families wouldn't have been too happy with that.

 Show us some wedding pictures. 

First time we got to sit and relax after the ceremony. 

Cutting the cake after the money dance!

How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal?
On my 19th birthday, my sweetie took me to dinner & then to a park. He had his mom set up a picnic table there with candles & roses. I was still taking it all in when he popped the question. I hadn't even turned around yet & he was on one knee, so I turned around a little confused & he asked again. Ha. Wish his mom would have brought a camera. 

Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.

Don't ask why it's such an awful picture, I'm going to try & change it out later. 

Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last ?
You know, I don't think people are willing to put in the work. Our marriage wasn't perfect in the beginning. We knew it and did something about it. I also think a lot of people don't side with their spouse. I know that was big problem for us, my hubby's family would lie & say awful things about me & my family and my husband would take their side, that's a big problem. I know they say you marry your spouse's family but I really think the families need to learn how to back off & that we need to learn how to tell our families to relax.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

All About the Internet

Sunday Social

This weeks Questions: All About the Internet

1. What is the first website you log on to each day?
Hotmail from my phone, but online, blogger.

2. Give us some funny websites you visit that we need to know about
I don't have any. Eek. Need to find some.

3. Pinterest or Facebook? Why? 
Pinterest! Facebook is too much drama for me. 

4. Twitter or Instagram? 

5. Favorite youtube it!

I honestly only learn new crochet stitches on youtube. I sound old. So anyway I'm super excited to see what you guys come up with!

My brother showed me this one the other day. 

My husband thinks this one is hilarious. It drives me crazy.

But that is what happens when a group of guys work together in an office & watch YouTube .

I can't believe I shared that last video. Oh well!

6. Biggest online pet peeve?
Facebook drama, & the same picture being shared over and over and over again. I could go on forever, so I'll stop there!

Happy Sunday! 

P.S. Remember I'm still looking for bloggers to contribute to a giveaway I'm having Sept 3rd - 6th. If you're interested just shoot me an email!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Hope everyone has a great Saturday!
 I'll be spending the day with these 2 munchkins, my mom & sister!

Be ready, on Monday, I'm announcing a giveaway that starts Sept 3rd!
If anyone else wants to put something up in the giveaway (ad space, something you've made) anything, just let me know!!

Make sure you check out this Giveaway! I'm loving the Aubrey shirt!

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Nail Files!

Sally Hansen complete Salon Manicure in Dorian Grey

I've loved this color the past week I've been wearing it but I'm so ready to get a new color on. 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Showers, Diet Coke & Pizza

Its Ok ThursdaysIt's Okay

That today had the earliest time I've showered in probably months, & that early time was 8:40. 

That I automatically thought "I need a Diet Coke", when I woke up with a headache.

That I'm finally getting around to my Fall wreath today, that I've had sitting around for a couple weeks.

That I know the theme song to The Backyardigans.

That I've had pizza twice this week already & am planning on having it again tomorrow. 

So glad it's Thursday. I'm ready for the weekend. I'm starting to do some fall shopping for A, & I love it! It's so hard to find her clothes that fit her right though, she's tall but super skinny 18 month clothes are saggy but short on her. Oh well, gives us more time to shop together!

Oh & a quick hello to all my new followers! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting: Recipes.


Today I felt like sharing some of the recipes I've been pinning lately! 
Can't wait to start making them!
Source: via Shelby on Pinterest 

Source: via Jessica on Pinterest 

Source: via Anna on Pinterest 

Source: via Kelly on Pinterest 

P.S. Have you linked up your Facebook page for the Return The Favor Hop!?
If not go here!

Learning More.

You know, sometimes I feel like I just don't know that much about things I should probably know about. There are definitely things that I think I know way too much about & should probably stop researching, like TTC stuff. 

Lately with all that has been going with our house, I've been researching things more and more. We're currently learning about Homeowner's insurance & claims. It's been rough. Our house is causing too much trouble. Though I know once it's all fixed, we'll love it again. 

Not knowing so much about our Homeowner's Insurance made me want to start looking at other types of insurance & kind of understanding them better. I'm pretty good with our health insurance. I've spent way too much time trying to understand our bills, ha. 

I've also started to look into life insurance. I don't know if I know too much about it. I feel awful. I do know there are 10 year, 15 year, 20 year and 30 years, term life insurance. Thanks to all the lovely commercials they have. 

Sometimes it just feels like I don't know quite what I should. Ever feel like you're missing out on something you should probably know? 

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Return The Favor Hop!

Last Wednesday was the second week of the Return The Favor hop, and it went great! Thanks so much for all of your support and help spreading the word about this new hop. I hope to see you all link-up again this week!

If you would like to be a co-host in the future, please send an email to and let me know what type of hop {Twitter, Facebook, Hellocotton, etc} you'd most like to co-host!

Follow your host & co-hosts
Share the hop with others, whether it be via Twitter, Facebook, your blog, etc!
Come link up with @chelseaoliviaxo and other awesome people to find new Facebook fans!
Feel free to copy the code for the button from my sidebar and put it up on your blog.
Take a couple minutes to visit some other people who have linked up and let them know you stopped by from the Return The Favor hop - and hopefully they will return the favor!

Chelsea from Yours Truly
Melissa from Forever and A Day
Tiffany from Blabbering Thoughts
Sara from Mommy Summers
Mandee from Cloud Nine Designz
Tori from Lil Mrs Tori
Jackie from The Chronicles of Momnia

Me, Myself & I Part 2

1) What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?  

I would attempt anything! I'd definitely get out there more, take more chances. I'm pretty shy & I always second guess myself, and figure it won't work so most of the time I back out of my ideas. Knowing that I couldn't fail would be amazing.

2) If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?
I'd honestly spend my time with my family. My husband, my daughter, my parents, siblings & their kids. We could honestly just sit around watching shows together, but I'd make sure we were all at the table for dinner each night, that has got to be one of my favorite things about my family, Family dinners. They are always wonderful & exciting.

3) If a front page news article was written on you, what would the headline be?
Woman loses her mind an attacks in-laws. 

4) What is your biggest pet peeve?
Liars, I won't even start on an explanation it'd be too long ha. 

5) What is your favorite chick flick movie?

Make sure to stop by tomorrow & link up for the Return The Favor Blog Hop!
 This week is all about Facebook!

Monday, August 20, 2012

If you....

Now I've seen this all over, and on so many different blogs & I decided let's do it! 

If you really knew me Part 1:
(that's right, part 1, I will be doing this again)

You'd know I don't like cleaning my bathroom if I've showered. 
That room is dirty. I want to be clean after it's clean.

You'd know I don't leave the house without my hair & make up done.
Unless, I'm headed to the salon to get my hair cut, but make up is done.

You'd know I have WAY too many shoes.
Seriously around 200 pairs, mostly heels, I love them. Just haven't worn them much lately. 

You'd know I have a tattoo!
I got it right before I met my husband, it's small & no one ever sees it.

You'd know I'm a worrier.
I worry about everyone & everything. 

You'd know I have to make lists.
If I don't I always forget something.

You'd know I have an older brother, SIL, nephew & niece that I barely know anything about.
They live 20 mins away but for whatever reason my brother doesn't care to come around my family. 

You'd know my 2 older brothers are adopted.
Well one was legally adopted, when he was 16 & I was 12, the other was just shy of 18, so my parent's just missed adopting him, he's one of my best friends & a wonderful older brother.

You'd know I see my mom every day Mon-Fri.
We live 3 minutes away from each other!

You'd know this blog started out much much different.
It was fairly negative & more of a place for me to vent. 

And there you have it, 10 things you'd know if you really knew me. 


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Notes.

Happy Sunday!

If you're new to my blog here are some About Me Posts for you to check out,

Me, Myself & I
Blogger 411
Versatile Blogger
 also make sure to say hi!

I have a pretty busy day of cleaning & then a couple hours at church later, so I figured I'd do a weekend wrap up type post & link up  with Destiny the Rockin' Mama (also my newest button swap!) for 


- Appliances that die when you don't have the money to buy new ones.
- Car batteries that decide it would be the perfect time to die right as your fridge does.
-Everyone in my family being sick at the same time.
-Neighbors coming over at 9 pm to see if we want veggies.
-Pretty painted nails getting messed up while cleaning the house.
-Cleaning the house, ha!

So as you can tell, my weekend has been a pain! We did have a movie night last night & watched The Hunger Games, it was pretty good. I loved the books.We also somehow got 10 hours of sleep last night, it was amazing & much needed.
I'm ready for this week. It will not be crappy like last week, well minus my anniversary this past Thursday, that was pretty awesome. 

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Guest Post: A Fresh Start On A Budget

Hi everybody!
 I'm Karissa from A Fresh Start On A Budget. I'm a newbie to blogging. 

I've only been blogging a couple of months though I have been reading blogs for awhile. I am loving the process of learning how to blog. There really is so much to learn about. My blog is called A Fresh Start On A Budget. 
I am trying to get my life organized and live a better life but don't have a lot of money to do so. I do the occasional DIY project or home organization but mostly my blog is about me and my life. 

I am a wife and a mother to a hyper, crazy, funny and beautiful five year old little girl named Isabella. I am a student trying to earn her degree in communications. My husband, daughter and I along with our dog and two cats live in California. 

Stop on over at my blog A Fresh Start On A Budget!
  I'm really loving building my blog community 
and would love to get to know you.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that A has a cold & decided to share it with me this week, so I've been taking care of her, & slowly dying myself. Ha. And with yesterday being my anniversary, I haven't been on too much this week! Meaning I haven't gotten to introduce you guys to a couple new sponsors up on my blog!

Friends, make sure you stop by & tell these ladies hi!

Abbey from The Makings of a Mess

Elise from The Jersey Flower
The Jersey Flower

Also show some love to my "Toddler Sponsor" for August

Danielle from the life of an "Ordinary" housewife

You know you want to Sponsor Mommy Summers.

Just head on over to my sponsor page!


Thursday, August 16, 2012


Four years ago today, I married my best friend. 

Early Days of dating.

The night before our wedding.
Happy Anniversary Skyler!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oh, how Pinteresting: Fall.

Are you following me on Pinterest yet?

I've gotten my mom addicted to Pinterest. 
We've been looking at fall stuff, so we can start doing crafts & decorating our houses! 
These are some of the fun things we've found!

Image from Claudette on Pinterest 

Image  from Martha on Pinterest
Image from Claudette on Pinterest

Image from Claudette on Pinterest

Image  from Mallory on Pinterest
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