Thursday, September 27, 2012

Scentsy Buddy Holiday 2012!!!

There's no better surprise than spying a Scentsy Buddy under the Christmas tree -- and this year, Scentsy Fragrance is here to help you make gift-giving double the fun! They can also make great tooth fairy pillows or you could purchase one and donate it to a sick child that wont be able to be with family on the holidays.. 

It all started yesterday and is going through Dec. 31, 2012 {or while supplies last}, buy one of our selected Buddies and receive a second Buddy for FREE

Choose any two of these popular Buddies:

Lenny the Lamb
Penny the Pig
Roarbert the Lion
Ribbert the Frog
Ollie the Elephant
Mollie the Monkey
Patch the Dog
Scratch the Cat
Barnabus the Bear
Wellington the Duck

Then, bring your new Scentsy Buddies to life with two Scent Paks -- one for each of your new friends:

Scent Pak #1: Choose any Scent Pak fragrance in the Scentsy Fragrance Fall/Winter 2012 Catalog!

Scent Pak #2: We'll choose a second Scent Pak for you!

How much fun is that?!?

Click here to get yours while supplies last!! 
They are selling fast and once they are gone,
they are GONE!!

I am also trying to reach my September Personal Goal! I am really close and would love for you to help me!!! Is there anything you need or have been wanting?! The Holiday Warmers and Scents are now out and they are absolutely adorable! Don't forget that Pumpkin is only $27 right now and is too cute for Halloween... Which happens to be in 34 Days!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Yesterday, Allen, Reagan and I were in an accident.. And it basically shook me to my core.

Allen is doing okay. He has a little mark on his neck/shoulder from his car seat straps. 

Reagan is very upset. She cried a lot and even had nightmares last night. 

Both kids have appts so the dr can check them out..

This is what happens when you t-bone a 90 year old man who basically ran a stop sing...

I on the other hand had to go to the er last night. After x-rays and lots of drugs, I was was released. I have a mild concussion and whiplash. My back is also bruised..

Thank you to all of my friends who have prayed and also helped us out.. 
We greatly appreciate it!!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sunday Social...

Linking up with Ashley today for Social Sunday!
Grab the ?'s and the Link and join in!!

Sunday Social

1. What is something you have wanted to do but are afraid of?
Sky Dive!!! I have always wanted to do this, but recently there has been a lot of accidents.. So that is kind of worrisome.

2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In our own home and loving life. All three kids will be in school and DJ will almost be in Jr High.. Holy Crap, I don't want to think that far... lol

3. What are you looking forward to before the end of 2012?
I am very anxious and hoping to have our Surrogacy Profile picked by a couple so we can start the Surrogacy Journey!! Praying and Praying!!

4. What are your hopes for your blog?
I love seeing my blog audience grow and meeting new people. 

5. Do you always see yourself living in your current town/city?
I do. I love the schools in our area and want our children to be raised here.

6. What is your morning routine?
Wake up around 5:30 {or whenever Allen wakes me up}
Get the kids their breakfast
Get DJ and Regs ready for school
Drop my husband off at work
Drop DJ off at school
Drop Regs off at school
Allen and I come home and relax until we have to pick everyone up again.. 



Well, I have started the process to be a Gestational Carrier {GC} / Surrogate!!! Dave and I have really talked about it for a year and we feel now is the best time to start this amazing journey! My family are supporting me 100% and that is such a great feeling. I truly love my family!

Yesterday I started researching agencies and put in a few applications. A few hours later, I got a phone call! I was so excited and nervous at the same time. I swear my heart was beating so fast! I called the agency back and I was asked a ton of questions.. I mean a ton! Then we talked about how the process will go and what is expected out of me. I should be receiving my packet of paperwork early next week. I know that this can be a very long process or a quick process. I am praying everything goes well and we get the ball rolling sooner than later!

I am beyond excited about this journey. I feel in my heart, this is the path god has chosen for me. I am ready to give a family the most precious gift ever and fill their arms with love... 

I will definitely be keeping updates about this! 


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Out of Season Photos for Your Holiday Cards!

It is summer, so why not go out and take some photos for your holiday cards?  If someone asked you that, would you think that they had too much sun?  In actuality, it is a great idea.  The kids are home from school, the weather is warm and there is time to reduce your holiday stress, months in advance.  It also offers an opportunity to be creative with your holiday message, such as building sand castles shaped like snowmen. Another summer themed idea for a holiday card is taking a photograph of a message, like “Merry Christmas” written in the sand and sending it out for your Christmas cards. Use your imagination and there will be no limits.

There are several ways you can create great holiday pictures out of season.  If you live in northern areas, that one beautiful snowstorm may not always happen before the holiday season.  It is good idea to be proactive and to take advantage of the season’s natural beauty in February or March and capture next year’s photo for your holiday cards.  Autumn offers beautiful photo backdrops of pine boughs, heavy laden with pine cones, and bright red holly berries in abundance before the birds enjoy eating them.  Dressing in heavy sweaters helps and hats help to portray that wintery feel. If you live in desert areas, spring rewards you with strikingly beautiful scenes that exist only for a few short weeks and are appreciated by friends and relatives in other regions more than another snow scene.

Vacations are the time when everyone takes photos and a there may be many that would be lovely or interesting to include on your holiday photo cards.  Ski trips, scenes from other countries, or famous landmarks, all offer great possibilities. How about the zoo?  Who would not enjoy a Hippo Holidays card?

Here are a few other places you might consider:
  • Recreational and sports – The ice rink or roller skating rink or the kids soccer game or T ball.
  • Camping trips – A marshmallow roast around the glowing campfire at night makes a warming scene for winter that you can capture in the summer.
  • Country scenes – You may be driving and spy that perfect photo opportunity of a mill wheel,  old well,  red barn or just a great sitting fence. Park the car and use it as a prop or backdrop. Maybe you will spot an old carriage and get permission for a family shot.  Keep an open eye and an open mind when you travel about.

Sometimes it may be hard to pick just one opportunity for a photo card. We all know how hard it is to get the family together at once; one child is away at school, or a parent was busy at work. Utilizing a stationery company that offers a variety of layouts for photo Christmas cards ensures you can capture unique images off all family members, despite the scheduling conflicts! A multi-photo holiday card from Tiny Prints has placeholders for group and individual photos to make sure no one is left out!

Whether it’s a horse and buggy or a beach buggy, the perfect spot for your holiday photo cards is always waiting, any time of year.  Get out with the family while you can all be together.  Ask the kids to help. The opportunities are seemingly endless and the results will be unique and appreciated by all.  It is also its one less thing off of your extensive Christmas check list.


Thank you Tiny Prints for this guest post! I can't wait to make my holiday cards now!!!

If you would like to start your holiday cards early, there is a Tiny Prints link on my sidebar! Have Fun!!

{This is a Guest Post, courtesy of Tiny Prints. I was not compensated in any way for posting this article..}


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Show & Tell Monday: High School Memories!!

Tell us what kind of student you were in high school {popular, nerd, sport obsessed, choir, etc}

I was an okay student. I was more interested in my socialization than actually doing anything else. I hung out with everyone and wasn't in any sort of clique. I graduated 3 months early.

Share with us some high school pictures. We know you have them somewhere.

I cant find any pictures other than my senior pics and a few random ones.. But this is what I looked like in high school...

Tell us about your school. Private? Public? How many in graduating class? Mascots? School colors?

I went to a public school. Our mascot was a Ram and our colors were Blue, Silver and White.

Casa did have a scandal 7 years after I graduated..

The Cheerleading Coach was fired after photos of her from playboy had surfaced.
"What apparently uncovered the coach was when some girls didn't make the cheerleading squad because they had a few unexcused absences from school. Their parents then made copies of  the coach and dropped the pictures on the principal's desk." {source}

{ I think the family was mad that their daughter got cut!!!}

Tell us about some of your favorite memories of high school. Or what stands out the most? Any teachers? Specific classes?

My favorite memories are Friends, Football Games and Parties!! I am still friends with a lot of my classmates! Dances were fun too! Oh and Rallies!!!

Tell us a piece of advice you would pass on to your children or any child entering high school.

Don't be scared to stand out and make friends with everyone.
If you want to play a sport, do it!
Love yourself.
It's okay to make mistakes.
Have fun learning...
Remember who your peers are..
I will always be here to listen and not judge.

Don't forget to link up with Becky!!!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Play Dates!!

♥ Miss. Reagan was officially asked out on a play date from Mr. Kolton ♥

"Kolton has requested a play date with Reagan. 
Kolton has suggested tomorrow at the Chicken Park after school."

They are so cute together!!!

They played at the park, chased the chickens and then had fancy cupcakes and chocolate/strawberry milk.. 
Kolton even opened Reagan's strawberry milk before his own ;)
So romantic!

I am dying with cuteness over here!!
Reagan also taught Kolton how to gargle his chocolate milk to make bubbles... 
Meant to be!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 


Monday, September 10, 2012

Show & Tell Monday - Baby Talk!

Tell us your favorite baby names? Aside from your own babies, if you have some :)

- Show me your "dream" nursery {can be your baby's nursery or one that you love}

I would love to have any of these rooms for the kids!! I can't wait until we get our own home!

How many children would you like to have? How far apart?

We have three and are done! {Not my choice...} I loved being pregnant and totally miss it! I would love to be a surrogate in a few years!

DJ & Reagan are 13 months 4 days apart 
DJ & Allen are 3 1/2 years apart
Reagan & Allen are 2 1/2 years apart

- Tell us what you think the importance of parenting is?

Leading by Example.
Be a Mindful Parent.

- Show us your favorite newborn photo {can be your children or random}

These are newborn pictures of Allen!! DJ & Reagan's are not on my laptop :(

- Tell us some things you promise to never do as a parent {and if you are a parent, did you stick to it}

Co-Sleep - I said that I would never have the kids in our bed.. They are in our bed a lot.. {Wish I would have stuck to no co-sleeping..}

Sweets - I'm pretty good with this.. They get goodies when they are good.

All in all, I think we have done a good job so far.. So ready to get out of the Diaper stage!!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Saturday Photo Bomb and Stella & Dot!

Hope you all are having a great weekend!!! 

I am having a Stella & Dot Party with Karli @ California Dreamin!! If you want some beautiful jewelry, just click here!!!

So, in the meantime, here are some fun pics of the kids during the week :)