Friday, August 13, 2010

I recently posted about a few wet bags I purchased and I have to say I'm VERY impressed! I've been using them for 2 weeks now and they've held up very nicely through all the washing and stinky diapers!!! The patterns are absolutely adorable! The size is great, I got the 11x13, it's perfect to use at home and even more perfect for on the go! I actually got really excited the 1st time my son had a poopy diaper when we were in a meeting at the lawyers. After changing him in the super fancy bathroom I stuck that nasty in the wet bag, put in my diaper bag, sat for another 45 minutes (not fun with a 13 month old) in a closed room and NEVER smelled that nasty diaper! My diaper bag's also open and you'd never guess what that bag is, it's so cute you'd never guess what was inside :)

I love these wet bags and will be purchasing more from her in the NEAR future :)

If you "like" them on facebook you get $5 OFF!!! It's that easy! She also has some new fabrics coming out, so keep an eye out!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I just ordered these to hold my baby's nappy (yep, I used the word nappy) diapers! I've honestly been obsessed with trying to find cute, nice quality wet bags, so I was super excited when I found these at Small Beginning Shop on Etsy! I will be testing them out as soon as they arrive on my doorstep!

My sweet boy's ONE! Here's his 1 year scrapbook!

Letting go....
I don't know where to start with this post, or really how to write it. I was originally writing this on my personal blog but figured this might be a better place for it, I don't think my family or friends will understand what I'm going through.
As many of you know breastfeeding is VERY important to me, now that Tyler's 1 year old, it's time to let go, so you hear....
I've done a lot of research through the 1st year and found that breastfeeding is beneficial past the first 12 months. I've confidently told myself I will continue to do so until Tyler & I decide to stop, we're at 13 months today and I'm at a point that I honestly don't know what to do :( it kills me that there's no right or wrong answer out there, "they" say at LEAST the 1st year and after that it's whenever you and you're baby are ready....
I don't want to say I'm giving into peer pressure, but I don't know what else to call it....I'm gradually cutting out breastfeeding, but I have hope that with our next child it will be more acceptable and I'll feel more comfortable continuing and doing what I feel is right.
I feel so lucky to be where I am right now, to have the option to stop where many mom's out there never had the opportunity to start or continue past 6 weeks.
I can't believe how hard this is, I don't know how to let go :(

In other news, I just ordered my first set of CLOTH DIAPERS!!! I'm so super freakin excited!! Another thing I don't think f or f will get! Now I'm on this hunt for wet bags, never would have thought 3 yrs ago that today I'd be searching desperately for a bag to put my baby's poopy diapers in, lol!!

I'm BACK :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The winner of the Misikko Hair Straighter is.....

Marie P!!!

Please be on the look out for an e-mail from me, CONGRATS!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Review & Giveaway!!

What does every woman want..... Give up?
To feel pretty, dah!!!
I was super, duper, fuper excited when I received my new Hana Professional Flat iron from Misikko! I have been trying for yrs to grow my hair out, it's on going issue I have, I grow it 2 inches, cut it 3 inches. Crazy but it won't grow, lol!! So, after having my son I've decided it's NOW or NEVER!! I want long, beautiful hair to wear with my sweats, ha, ha! So, I'm doing it, I'm growing this stuff out (only to cut it in 2 yrs after all that hard work!)
What I hate about growing my hair out (and why I always end up cutting it) is the horrible "in between" hairstyles. They're horrible and my stuff usually ends up in a ponytail. Not to mention my one and ONLY hairstylist lives 10 hrs away, so it's every 4 months that I get my haircut, YUCK!
So, when this came in the mail, I was super excited to take this stuff out of a ponytail and give it some air! As soon as the box arrived I riped it open only to find this...

I didn't want to take it out, it was placed so nicely I didn't want to ruin the awesomely neat packaging. But my desperate need for beautiful hair took over and I dug in, plugged that bad boy in and went at it!

This is the best Flat Iron and it doesn't stop there....they have lots of other great products as well, not to mention their professional hair dryers. I personally love the look of this one, who doesn't want to support research for breast cancer!!!
Don't forget to protect that beautiful hair with Hana ShineShield Thermal Protectant, this stuff is great for my stuff!!

I'm very impressed with the turnout of my hair, I've been wearing it down 80% more than usual, still having a few ponytail days! I had a date night with hubby Sat. night and he couldn't stop complimenting my beautiful hair, thank you Misikko for making me feel pretty for hubby again!

One Lucky follower will be WINNING ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's how to enter...

Mandatory- become a follower, if you already are please leave a comment saying so!

Addtional Entries...

1. Follow Misikko on Twitter

2. Blog about the giveaway on a personal website.

3. Join Misikko Newsletter (3 extra entries!)

US or Canada Only.

I will be choosing a winner at random, Giveaway will end June 3rd, 2010.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I wanted to share some other blogs I LOVE reading, I'm kind of a obsessed with these woman and their journeys! Besides keeping our families up to date with Tyler I love blogging because I learn so much about what other people are going through on a daily basis. It's fun!

This one is my newest addiction, her name is Stephanie, her and her husband were in a horrible plane crash and survived. They have 4 kids and it's truly an amazing story.
Click here to view blog!

Kelle makes me cry almost on a daily basis, her words are beautiful! She has a 3yr old and recently had a baby girl born with Down syndrome. I strive to be as good of a photographer as her one day! I could just look at her blog ALL day (sometimes I do!)
Click here to view blog!
Click here to read her birth story.

Kate lost her son at 21 weeks pregnant and was told that she should never carry a child again. They adopted a beautiful baby boy Grayden, he's 1 month older than Tyler, I just love watching him grow!
Click here to view blog!

This one is GREAT for anyone that lives in Columbia, MO. She takes her son to different places ALL the time and post about them! I realize I don't live there but she makes me want to with all the fun you can have! She's also an awesome friend that I'm finally going to meet at Tyler's B-day!!
Click here to view blog!

I just think this is the cutest family!
Click here to view blog!

This girl CRACKS me up!
Click here to view blog!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I want to go home, I want to click my heels together and go home!
I miss my family, I miss my friends and I miss HOME!
I have this friend, best friend to be exact, we have so much fun together but ever since we moved away (5yrs ago) it just isn't the same. We don't talk EVER, but when we do see each other it's like I never left. We've been e-mailing back and forth today about the yr I did move back and all the good times we had. I miss her, I miss all my friends!
The one thing that does scare me about moving back is family. That sounds horrible, I miss them dearly but with BB I feel like we're going to have visitors (family) ALL the time! Guess I'll deal with that when the time comes. Until then I'm going to enjoy hogging my family to myself! I DO LOVE THAT! I love not feeling pressured by friends to go out because it's Friday night and just lounging around with MY boys :)
Hubby's in MO today for work but will be back tonight, can't wait to see him! Was up all night, terrified someone was going to break in and hurt me (PATHETIC) I hate it when he's gone and all the stupid games my mind plays on me :(
Nothing like the security of the person you love!
Speaking of MO they still haven't put grass down in the park where we're having my son's 1st b-day. That's not very nice of them! It's in 1 month people! Guess it's time to just face it and come to peace that his 1st b-day party will be in the mud! Should've wrote in the invitations to bring an extra pair of shoes and clothes!
Not ready to blog about this, but having some changes coming soon with my job. Makes me sad and I'm still not 100% sure what's going on but I DO KNOW that everything happens for a reason and thing's will work out!
Hope everyone's having a great Monday!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I would love to know who the idiot is that thinks I'm going to give him my bank account information, seriously, do people really fall for this crap!?!

Mr. Jim Peter the Legal Representative
No: 12, Satellite Town Lagos
Nigeria Tel: +234-803-691-3180


Get back to me immediately for necessary steps concerning your inheritance, Sequel to your none - reply of my earlier email to you dated 09/08/2008.On behalf of the Trustees and Executors to the Will of your deceased relation in 2002, I wish to notify you that your name appeared inthecodicil and last statement of the deceased and you entitled to his fund US$15,000,000.00 deposited with a Bank here and has made me know that the US$15,000,000.00 will be release to you through their payment officer with Citi bank of United States of America.

Let me introduce myself to you. I am Barrister Jim Peter, a solicitor at law. I am the personal Attorney to Mr. Larry, a native of your country, who based and work with the LNG (liquefied Natural Gas) company here in Nigeria. On the 2nd of March 2002, my client, his wife Andtheir two children were involved in a car accident along Sango Otta, Abeokuta expressway.

You are advised to reconfirm to me your details as required below to enable the release of your funds worth US$15,000,000.00 to you through the payment bank in U.S.A:- I also want to notify you that as soon as the bank release the fund to your account I will be coming to your country, for my own percentage because I will have 45% and you 45% the other 10% will be for any expenses that we make before the fund release to your account. It is important you get back to me as soon as possibly with the below information’s to enable me forward it to the paying bank.

(1). Your full names:
(2). contact address :
(3). Phone:
(4). Cell phone:
(5). Age:
(6). Occupation:
(7).I D

As soon as the above are provided the paying bank will contact you for wire transfer release. please get back to me with my private mail box( )

Barrister Jim Peter

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I love video monitors!

So stinkin cute!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I REALLY hope everyone had a great one, I DID!!!
I love, love, love my family and I love, love, love being a mommy!
I feel so blessed to have BB in my life!

I woke up Sunday morning to a beautiful baby boy, he needed to eat 1st thing so on my boob he went! All I could do was stare at him in amazement and pure joy that I'm his mother. That this Mother's Day I'm all his and he's ALL mine!

Then sweet daddy made me some blueberry pancakes, YUMMY and then he surprised me with some AWESOME presents!

I got....

-A Massage scheduled for noon (more about that later)
-a gift card to Shutterfly ( MY FAVORITE STORE IN THE WORLD
-A professional house cleaning set up for today!
-PRECIOUS hand prints of my little mans 10 month old hands!

Here's what I pictured for my heavenly massage...

Instead of this relaxing photo above, I received a massage from creepy guy.

Why was he creepy, let me list the ways

-on his 3rd marriage, 3 kids from different girls and he's 37
-met his current wife on myspace
-myspace junky, over 9000 friends
-intentions when he met his wife on myspace to get her naked..
-ways he tried to get her naked..I'll give you a massage (um, hello, your massaging me right now, creepy) and I'm a painter, I'll paint you, naked.
-Proceeded to tell me about their first date and how they did it!
-Got her pregnant, so had to marry her.
-could hear him smelling my hair as he rubbed my back, ugh!
-had that geeky/creepy chuckle that went on 3 minutes after he thought he said something funny.
*I then went home and showered for the 2nd time that morning.*

Other than that I had an amazing, relaxing day with my family!
I adore my boys and I love watching them together!

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Male A Capella Group performing Lady Gaga!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I crack myself up!
Back in the day last yr prego!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Crying it out...BLOWS!

I'm a hypocrite, a HUGE hypocrite!

I CAN'T take the crying!

Look at this face, it's too gentle, sweet, loving and just too CUTE to let get all distorted by loud screaming and painful tears (even though these cries don't really produce tears!)
BB has always been a good sleeper and great at putting himself to sleep for naps. Nighttime is a little different, I've always breastfeed to sleep for his bedtime routine and it's always worked. But last week he's started staying awake through his feeding and SCREAMS when I lay him down. I'm pretty weak and my hubby or I would cave and rock him 2 or 3 times until we successfully got him to sleep. Last night I decided NO MORE, he has to learn to put himself down at nighttime. OMG it sucked, it sucked more than I've ever thought something sucked!
I gave in at first.
PB was golfing all day...
I called him and made him come home to help me through it. I couldn't take the screaming.
It took an hr but he did it!
I really hope this gets easier :)

Sooo...why am I a hypocrite?

Every child I've watched that a parent complained about the CIO method I thought to myself get over it and just do it. Bla, bla, bla! WOW, was I wrong.

I apologize to every parent out there that I talked about behind their back. Deeply, deeply apologize!

Happy Monday, hope you guys have a great week ahead of you!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

An ongoing issue I'm having with my marriage..


AAAHHHH, It drives me crazy!

Here's the story (there's always a story) behind this problem.

When my hubby & I started dating we both smoked (so gross) but we BOTH did it.

I found out he dipped by accident a few weeks into dating by picking up what I thought was juice in his car...blaaa, ewwww, uck! SO GROSS!

When we moved to Texas 2 yrs ago in June we BOTH said we'd quit!

I DID ( I will be smoke free 2 yrs in June, so HAPPY)


I though PB did too, FALSE!

He hides it from me, I have to hound him to get the truth. He only smokes when he's out with friends and since we live so far from friends it's rare but it still happens and he hides it. I can handle the smoking (shhh, don't tell him that) once every few months but this dipping habit that's come back 90% of the time is making me a mad woman.
A few weeks ago he was dipping every morning, let me remind you I only get this info after hounding him to get the truth. He doesn't tell me otherwise and he always lies about it at first.
I think he's gotten better about dipping in the mornings (probably WRONG though) but I know he dips when he golfs, which is weekly now.
SO GROSS! (this is NOT my husband)

It makes me hate him, it honestly makes me wake up the morning after finding out just resenting him. I can't keep doing this every few weeks when I get the guts to ask what I honestly don't even want the answer too. He tells me to stay on his ass but I don't think he realizes how much this affects me, my mood and my feelings towards him. It PISSES me off that he won't quit. WHY can't he quit, WHY doesn't he want to be healthier for his son and WHY can I quit and but he can't????

Do I keep asking and hounding or do I just let it go?
Do I accept that he does this?
Do I give up on trying to make him healthier?
What would you do?


Thursday, April 29, 2010


We have a winner for Delicate Soles!!!

Please e-mail me!

You have 48 hrs to respond!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The winner of the MoBoleez Hat is...


Good thing you got in there last minute, lol!!

Check your e-mail!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Monday

Is it really Monday, where does the time go? My sweet baby boy turned 10 months yesterday, 2 more months and I'll be mother to a toddler!!!!!!!! AHH!!
I'm so ready for another one :) truthfully I was ready when he was 2 months! My husband thinks I'm crazy :) Amen to that, I'm crazy but not for wanting
5 kids!
Here's the thing about having more kids...

I finally approached this subject with my hubby at dinner Sat. night.
I've actually been afraid to touch this topic, but a few glasses of wine later I took the dive and brought it up!
I'm a nanny for a little boy 2 weeks older than BB. I was SO lucky to have found this job and I honestly get paid way too much for being able to bring my son with me.
As some of you know, my hubby's in a training program which has moved us around a ton. I stopped going to school yrs ago (slap to the forehead) so I don't have a degree in anything.
I have NO DESIRE what so ever for any of my children to ever see the inside of a daycare. I want with all of my heart to be with them until the day they walk into Kindergarten.
Here lies the problem...
When we have baby #2 no one's going to hire me as a nanny!
My husband makes decent money but we're both very selfish people (we still have separate bank accounts and have no desire to EVER change that.)
We separate the bills (he pays most)
Cars are paid off :)
When he's done with the training program (probably another yr)
we'll be moving back close to family and buying a house.
I hate the thought that I will be putting nothing towards the house, that I guess I'm suppose to just "expect" him to pay for everything.
That's not who I am, I can't stand not having my own money, not putting some kind of contribution in...especially to our future house.
I adore my hubby so so so much,
I know he's thought about this as well,
But his response was perfect..
"We'll cross that bridge when we get there."

Side note:

When I was pregnant it was very important for me to stay home with BB.
PB (hubby) always supported me but deep down didn't see why.
Once we had BB he told me how much he loved BB being with me all day and that he wouldn't have it any other way :)

That made me so happy!

Back on subject..

Another concern I have,
When we do get pass that point when the kiddos are off to School...
where does that leave me?
I don't have a career to fall back on.
I'm scared.
I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to breastfeeding and recently I've thought about becoming a lactational nurse or teacher for BF.
I love the idea of helping others breastfeed, I'm SO passionate about it and I love teaching others how important it is.
So that's where I am right now.
Anyone else in similar shoes?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

MoBoleez Review & Giveaway!

Looking for a fun alternative to a nursing cover?

Try a breastfeeding hat!

As you've read in previous post I LOVE breastfeeding and I LOVE that it's slowly becoming more acceptable in public! I was Super excited when I received this breastfeeding hat, at first I was a little hesitant since I have a hard time getting BB to wear a hat in general. But it's a great fit and even at first when he was tugging to get it off he couldn't get it off so he just gave up! I actually received quite a few compliments on it while we were in Florida and I was pretty much feeding BB anywhere I could get him to eat (you know how vacations are...crazy!) Lots of moms with older children saying how they wish they had this when they were breastfeeding!
There are several cute designs to choose from as well as 2 sizes!

I stole a few pics from MoBoleez website because I just couldn't believe how casual these moms look, this product is truly amazing!

Seriously how cute are they??

A breastfeeding hat is based on a simple, fun idea. The idea? Design a hat just for the
breastfeeding baby, with a tiny little head and great big brim. The wide brim offers a
little privacy for mom, and cuts out distractions for baby. The fun? Super soft, all
natural fabrics, baby-friendly colours, and delightful illustrations for the top of the
head (visible when breastfeeding of course!) And, when moms lift up the brim,
there’s a little message from baby!

What does "MoBoleez" mean?
The “MoBo” in “Moboleez” is short for “modern
bonnets” – “modern” to convey the idea that this is a new, up-to-date product for the modern mum, and the “bonnet” to convey the old fashioned values behind the traditional baby colours, the soft, natural fabrics and the healthy art of breastfeeding. NEAT!

Social/Health Trends: MoBoleez is committed to supporting the nursing mum. Why, when interest and
acceptance of nursing is at a high point in our culture, are so many women having problems establishing and
sustaining breastfeeding? MoBoleez hats are a cute way to promote breastfeeding, help mums feel proud of
what they are doing, help them to relax and have fun with the sometimes awkward process.

I'm so pleased with this breastfeeding hat, I plan on breastfeeding for at least another yr and having another child soon after that! So my tata's are going to need a lot of coverage for a long time! The MoBoleez has made me one happy momma, I'm covered for yrs!

One lucky follower is g
oing to receive a MoBoleez Hat for...

Here's How To

*Visit MoBoleez and tell me what your favorite fabric/design is.

*Become a follower, if you already are leave me a comment saying so :)


This giveaway is now closed!

Giveaway will end Tuesday, April 27/ 2010.
Winner will be chosen by