Wednesday, October 12, 2011 has been such a long time since I have last posted. Well, a quick update is in order I suppose. In the months that I have not update: we moved twice, had no internet, gained a grandson, and a bunch of other not so much fun stuff happened. Crazy...I know.

Soo...I finally have internet again and will hopefully be able to continue posting on a regular basis. It's hard when you have a crazy 4 year old and also have a baby on the way, due in December. But I am sure every mom blogger knows this reality....yet they all seem to make it work somehow! I really want to get back to doing reviews and possibly giveaways. But I am definitely going to have to take it slowly.

Anyway, it feels good to be back. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things and really make something of this blog.


Friday, May 13, 2011

The Fabulous Friday 5

Well, another Friday has come and I want to post a few giveaways that I found around the blogosphere. Here goes. 

@ So Easy Being Green : Buddy Fruits  Ends 5/20  {my kiddo loves these things!!}

@ Mom Start: $50 Barnes and Noble gift card   Ends 5/19  {I LOVE B&N...}

@ Meandering Matt: Freschetta Simply Inspired   Ends 5/21
{winner gets a free coupon for pizza and a cutting board and cheese knives!!} 

@ Baby Loving Mama: KitchenAid 4 Slot One Touch Toaster  Ends 5/27  {Gorgeous!!}

@ Cloth Diaper Blog: Feed Your Stash Friday: Thirsties Sampler Pack   Ends 5/18  { I love Thirsties!!}

There you are. 5 FABULOUS giveaways to enter. Hope you have fun entering the ones you like. Enjoy!!


Baby News

Well, Baby #2 is not going to be due in November. We have a new due date: December 11th. Still, I am happy with that. The baby should still be here for Christmas. Yay! 

Like I said, my periods are wonky and I have never been one to be consistent with them. I had a period in February. I missed my March period not because I was pregnant though...just because my body decided that I was gonna miss that one. I normally have a period on the 10th through the 15th {well, normally means when I do have them} and I took a test on the 17th of March and it came out negative. Took another one and that too was negative. Missed again in April.  I started having tenderness in my breasts and felt like stuff was happening in my uterus...which is not something I had ever experienced before. So when I missed April's period I took a test and sure enough it was positive. So that means that my body just loved me and didn't want to provide me with a March period and then let me get pregnant after that period would have ended. LMAO.  Somehow I was really surprised that I was pregnant, yet I just knew that I was at the same time. After a blood test to confirm, it started to really sink in. 

It didn't really sink in though until yesterday. I had an OB appointment to measure the fetus to get a more accurate due date. The little bugger was only about 1 inch long or so, which is consistent with a March conception {9 weeks 4 days...well, 9 weeks 5 days now}...not consistent with their original projected date of November 18th {conception in February and would have been 13 weeks today}. 

Either way, I was so excited to see that little fetus. It made my heart happy. I got to share the moment with my fiancée and our 3 year old. He didn't want to go in with us, but once he was in there he was so excited to see that little fetus on the big screen. We were actually able to hear a heartbeat which was unexpected. 171. Fast! I have heard all the old wives tales...which say with a heartbeat that fast it could be a girl. But I don't really know what to think at this point. 

I don't really believe in all those old wives tales but they are certainly fun to entertain even for just a short while
This is the Chinese Lunar Calendar Gender Prediction:
Chinese Lunar Calendar

I am 25, and I concevied in March {just after I turned 25 too!!}, so by this I
am having another little boy. When I had Lawson, I was 20 at the time of
conception and I conceived in September...and it was correct. I had us a
little boy.

This is the Western Gregorian Calendar Gender Prediction:
Woman's Birth Year  Month  Day   Time Zone    
    Conception Year  Month  Day   Time Zone   
  It's a girl!  (Chinese Age 26 at Lunar month 2)  

This one says a girl is what I am in store for. I don't know the exact day 
of conception, so I just went back 9 weeks and 4 days. And I went with 
the 13th...but my period would not have been over at that point. I redid it 
a few more times and all the March dates I put in came up with who 

What do you think?? Boy or Girl?? I would be happy with either. As long as it 
is healthy and happy. 


Friday, May 6, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday!

This week I am participating in Lauren's Fill in the Blank Friday. Head over there to participate too. Here goes.

1.   What I love most about my home is       the sunlight it lets it. I love spring and summer light from the sun. Gorgeous. The way it reflects off the wall. The shadows it casts on certain areas. Love it.

2.  I'm excited because,    I just discovered a Montessori Summer Camp program. I really want to send my little guy to it in July. They offer it for 4 weeks and you can sign up for 2, 3, or 4 weeks. I am thinking 2 weeks would be good for Lawson. Just gotta come up with $360 now!!

3.  My preferred method for blowing  off steam when I'm frustrated is    to eat. But I try to yell and scream into my pillow or talk to myself when no ones else is around. Usually, I can talk myself through something, so that I am not yelling at the next person I see {usually that would be my 3.5 year old or my fiancée}.

4.  Currently I am craving  fruit, yogurt, chicken wings, chicken wing pizza, antipasto name it, I want it! I am pregnant so...that could be the cause for these cravings!! 

5.  The thing I love most about my mom is   that she is unique. She speaks her mind when you ask, but not when you don't. She tries to tell the truth in all situations unless someone has asked her not to divulge something. She loves my sister and I very  much and would pretty much do anything to make sure we are okay, healthy, and happy. She loves he grandson so much too. 

6.  If I was going to write a book about my life, the title would be     Everything In Between. All the little things that go on in my life. My sons life. 

7.  If I were to eat one thing for the rest of eternity it would be     hmm...crostini's. French bread slices with butter, pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese.So yummy fresh out of the over. And truthfully, I think I like them even better when they are cold from being in the fridge overnight. Delicious. 


The Fabulous Friday 5

Summer is creeping up on us folks. It's not here yet...but soon. I found some great giveaways already today that are summer-perfect. Head over to each blog for your chance to enter. You might just win!

{review AND giveaway!} Ends 5/30

@ From PX WITH LOVE:  Magic Cabin Spinning Seesaw 
{Review AND $50 gift card giveaway!Ends 5/21

@ Born 2 Impress: UMI Shoes {review AND giveaway!} Ends 5/13

@ A Mom's Balancing Act: Celebrating Mom's ATG Stores 
{Review AND $100 Gift Card Giveaway!} Ends 5/13

{Review AND Giveaway} Ends 5/14

COOLA Suncare


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy News!

Happy news for my fiancée and I!  I am pregnant! Yaaaaayyyyy!! We are really excited. Lawson is 3.5 years old and he is so excited to be getting another brother or sister. He has 3 siblings that are much older then him {from my fiancées previous marriage} whom he adores. But since none of them are living with us {at this given time} it would be awesome for him to have a sibling at home with him everyday to play with.

We would be happy with a boy or a girl. Either way, it doesn't matter to use. As long as the baby is healthy and I have an easy pregnancy. I had a very easy and uneventful pregnancy with Lawson 4 years I don't expect too much to be different. The only thing that might be different is my blood pressure was pretty high the other day and it looks like I might need meds for that...not cool when you are only 25. And I am overweight (not just a few pounds either}...and while the doctor has not said this to me yet, I already know that weight gain during this pregnancy is NOT an option. I actually need to gradually shed some pounds as the pregnancy progresses. So it looks like I will be doing lots of walking this summer.

So far it looks like we are due November 18th. But, I am wonky with my periods, so it actually could be December as well. I have an ultrasound next week on the 12th which will include a crown to rump measurement and it will give us a much better idea of the due date in conjunction with my last period. I am hoping for November, but December would be great too. Either way, the baby should be here in time for Christmas. Awesome!!

Anyway, that's my exciting news for the day! Have a good one.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Fabulous Friday 5

Here are some great giveaways for the kiddos you may have in your life:

@Mom Spotted: Jeep Cherokee Sport Stroller  Ends 5/1

@Mommy Living the Life of Riley!: Boon Bug Pod Bath Toy Scoop  Ends 5/1

@ Thanks, Mail Carrier: Guidecraft Hideaway Country Kitchen  Ends 5/20 

@ Two of a Kind Working on a Full House: Hearth Song $50 Gift Card  Ends 5/23 

@ My Four Monkeys: Play-Doh Flip 'n Serve Breakfast Kit  Ends 5/11

Get to entering! I am. 


Friday, April 15, 2011

The Fabulous Friday 5

In my eyes, getting ready for Spring and Summer weather is always a ton of fun! I get to choose some new toys  for my little guy to play with. I get to bring out the water toys. He gets to ride on his kid size 4-wheeler and his tricycle. My son loves to be outdoors during the warm months and having stuff out there to keep him entertained is key. Unfortunately some of the bigger things {play houses, play sets, 4-wheelers, etc} are kind of expensive and not always in everyones budget. Including my own. It's always fun to win a giveaway...and it's even more fun {and budget~friendly} to win a big~ticket item that will provide your child(ren) with hours of endless fun and excitement. 

Luckily for me {and you!}I found some great giveaways today that are geared for the warm months. Summer would so much fun with some of these awesome products. I hope to win something fun for my little guy...and I want you to enter too...your child will thank me {and you of course!} if you win!

@ Mom Spotted: Step2 Gather and Grille Playhouse
Ends May 17th
Gather & Grille Playhouse™

@ Trying to Stay Calm!: $50 HearthSong Gift Card
Ends May 10th
Great Big Outdoor Playball

@ The Shopping Mama: Step 2 Sand & Water Fun Farm
Ends April 25th 
Sand & Water Fun Farm

@ A Nation of Moms: $50 Gift Card to Heirloom Wooden Toys
Ends April 27th
Great Plains Teepee

@ Gustosa Giveaways: $45 CSN Stores Gift Code
Ends  April 24th
Banzai - Happy Time Activity Bouncer

***Note: some pictures shown are examples of what you could get if you win a gift card and/or what you will get if you won. Pictures are from the websites of each respective giveaway sponsor {Step2, HearthSong, Heirloom Wooden Toys, and CSN Stores}. ***


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I am really interested in getting into photography a bit more...other than my point and shoot digital camera. I would love to have a stunning DSLR...Nikon or Canon...I am not picky at this point.  But for now, a few fun older 35 mm would be great to have.

I really like these ones at Urban Outfitters:

Holga 35mm Camera  Lomography Diana+ Aviator Camera 

Holga 35mm Camera: $48 


Lomography Diana+ Aviator Camera: $65

 Lego Camera  Instax Mini 7S Instant Camera

Lego Camera: $68

I seriously heart these. Someone needs to buy them for me. 


Disclosure: Not a paid post. I just really like these cameras...and Urban Outfitters. :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Summer Review and Giveaway Event: @ 3 Kids and Us and Our Ordinary Life!


I am so excited for the Sizzlin' Summer Giveaways event that is coming in June over at 3 Kids and Us and Our Ordinary Life! Cat and Kristin have awesome blogs that I follow and you should too. They are teaming up to provide "some of the best products to beat the heat and have a little fun"

Here is just a taste of some of the upcoming sponsors:  

little tikes logo

flip video logo

You should definitely head over to Cats blog, 3 Kids and Us and grab the event button to place on your blog for extra giveaway entries and to help support the event!! Every little bit helps! I can't wait!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Fabulous Friday 5 {a day late}

I found some really amazing and very generous giveaways today. I am so excited to enter them!

Here is todays The Fabulous Friday 5:

@ What's That Smell:  Big Ol Bouncer Bounce House from Blast zone!
Ends May 9th at Noon CST

     *** 3 year old would have a ball if I won this! We all would!***

@ Two Of A Kind Working On A Full House:  Magellan Vehicle Navigation GPS
Ends May 9th at 11:59 pm EST

@ Mom Spotted: SodaStream Soda Maker
Ends May 1st at 11:59 PM    

     ***Note: I already own a SodaStream Soda Maker {that I won in another giveaway several months ago}...but I am entering to win this for my sister! I just wanted to let people know in case they see this and know that I already won one and wonder why I want another. Granted, I would love another....but I think that my sister would love to have one even more!***

@ SoleilSelene: Tassimo T20 Brewer
Ends April 23rd at 8:59 pm PST

@ Leslie Loves Veggies: Sanuk Flip Flops, Surf Sandals, and Beach Sandals
Ends April 27th 

     ***I have a pair...and they are so light and comfortable. Probably the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. I NEED more!***

Good luck...


I Heart These Sandals

I love sandals. I crave them during summer time. I miss them during the winter.

These are simple. They remind me of something a grandma would wear...but they are still so appealing. 
You can buy them here. $148. 


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Little Boy

Here is my awesome little guy @ age 2 :

And now @ age 3:

Wow...the difference a year and a half makes {he is almost 4 now and he had just turned 2 in the first photo}


Friday, April 1, 2011

Fabulous Friday 5

Here are my favorite top 5 giveaways I found today!

****Mama B {Hayneedle / Guidecraft Spindle Toy Chest Giveaway} 
 {ends 4/15}

****Feisty Frugal & Fabulous {Go Diego Go! Diego Saves the World! DVD} {3 winners!}
{ends 4/19}
****Mommy to a lil lady[bug] {The Vintage Pearl $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway}
{ends 4/15}

****Luxury Living Frugal Style {Safety 1st Complete Air Convertible Car Seat}
{ends 4/22}

****{Natural} Mommie  { Kranky Krab Personalized Prints/Artwork $50 gift certificate}
{ends 4/25}

Get to entering!!! 


Friday, March 18, 2011


Sorry for the delay in choosing the CSN Stores $60 gift code winner. Things have been a tad hectic. :)

Without further ado...

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2011-03-18 20:45:27 UTC

Sharon said...

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

So....yeah, that didn't happen!

So, obviously, The Fabulous Friday 5 didn't happen yesterday. Sorry. I am currenlty staying with my dad and step-mom for a few days to help out with my little sister {my dad had surgery}...and I have not been on the computer until now {totally weired for me btw!}.

But, since I have a few minutes, I quickley went through my reader and found a few {6!} awesome CSN Stores giveaways that you all might want to enter...and that I will be entering when I have a spare moments! Good luck!

Blog: Go Get S.M.A.S.H.E.D
Prize: $75 to CSN Stores
Ends: 3/20

Blog: Hypnotic Blend
Prize: $35 to CSN Stores
Ends: 3/9

Blog: The Lucas Zoo
Prize: $45 to CSN Stores
Ends: 3/13 @ 11:59 PM

Blog: EKat's Kitchen
Prize: $35 to CSN Stores
Ends: 3/15

Blog: icefairy's Treasure Chest
Prize: $75 to CSN Stores
Ends: 3/15 @ 11:59 PM Central Time

Blog: From PDX With Love
Prize: $110 to CSN Stores
Ends: 3/10 @ midnight PST

Have fun entering!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

$60 CSN Stores Giveaway {as promised!!}

I spend a decent amount of time on the computer. So I really need some office furniture that is going to stand the test of time {and extensive use!!}. Well, CSN Stores has you covered! 

I love these: 

Woodbridge Home Designs Corner Office Series Series Desk Set in White

                  $684. 60 with Free Shipping

Ameriwood Altra Bookcase with Sliding Glass Doors in High Gloss White

$199. 00 with Free Shipping

I have a metal desk that works for now...but eventually, I am going to need to upgrade. And my tiny 3 shelf bookcase is just not cutting it for books and computer supplies. With great variety, prices, and tons of products that have free shipping {Place an order over $70 and you get free shipping} you can't go wrong with CSN Stores! 

Now, for the good part! A GIVEAWAY! For...a $60 CSN STORES Gift Certificate!

Mandatory Entry: Head over to Office Furniture and tell me one product you would love to buy if you won {you do not have to buy what you say here, you will be able to order anything you want with the gift code!}. This must be done or you will not be eligible to win. 

Extra Entires: {worth 1 extra unless otherwise stated}

1. Follow my blog publicly via GFC or Blogger  
2. Subscribe to my blog via reader/rss feed
3. Put my button on your blog and leave me the link to your blog
4. Friend me on Facebook
5. Follow me on Twitter 
6. Tweet the contest {feel free to use the one below}
RT @ {$60 CSN Stores } @CSNStores Ends 3/16 *US and Canada only*
{please DO NOT leave a comment on their wall pertaining to this giveaway}

This giveaway will end March 16th at 8 pm EST. Open to US and Canada only please.  Winner will be posted on the blog in a separate post and emailed. Winner will have 72 hours to respond to email or another winner will be chosen.  

Disclosure: All opinions in this post are mine and not influenced by the sponsor in any way. I was not compensated for this post in any way other then to be happy to offer my readers a giveaway.