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!
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.
Posted by Brandy at Friday, May 21, 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.
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 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!
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!!
I just think this is the cutest family!
This girl CRACKS me up!
Posted by Brandy at Thursday, May 20, 2010
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!
Posted by Brandy at Monday, May 17, 2010
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 :
(4). Cell phone:
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(email@example.com )
Barrister Jim Peter
Posted by Brandy at Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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!
-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!
Posted by Brandy at Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
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?
BECAUSE I AM!
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!
Posted by Brandy at Sunday, May 02, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
An ongoing issue I'm having with my marriage..
MY HUSBAND WON'T QUIT SMOKING OR DIPPING!
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?
Posted by Brandy at Saturday, May 01, 2010