Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Most Epic of Birthdays

Today is my nephews birthday, and a most epic one at that!


Today is 12/12/12! The last repeated date in any of our lifetimes, and it just happens to be my lil' man's special day!

I still remember the day he was born, I was so excited I could barely work all day! He is my first nephew, and my only nephew and I love him dearly!

Happy 4th Birthday Gabriel! You impress me every day, and I hope to see you more!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday 10s with Lena B, Actually!

I have been excited about this post for a very long time! Today I am joining Lena B, Actually for her weekly Tuesday 10's post!
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This week's theme is favorite Christmas songs! Christmas is my favorite FAVORITE holiday, and I love LOVE Christmas music!

My top 10 songs are as follows:

10. What Christmas Means to Me - Hanson. Such a fun loving cheery cozy song!

9. Merry Christmas Baby - particularly the one by Hanson: I just love the whole Snowed In album!

8. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus: Brings back so many memories

7. Santa Baby: love it.

6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - I can't wait to sing this with my girl & hear her sing "like a lightbulb!" and all the other funny quirks!

5. All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey. Who DOESN'T love this song?

4. Oh Holy Night: L.O.V.E.

3. Silent Night: My absolute favorite classic carol. Reminds me of Christmas eve candlelight ceremonies.

2. 12 Pains of Christmas - Twisted Christmas Carols: Ha! Cracks me up every time! "Fine! You're so smart YOU rig up the lights!"

1. At Christmas - Hanson: This is by far my favorite of all time. It isn't well known but just listen, I bet it will bring a tear to your eye. "No matter who you are, or how far you've come. This is where you belong, at Christmas" PERFECTION.

There you have it! Come link up and tell us YOUR FAVORITES!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Beauty Voxbox

So, I have been a member of the website Influenster for a while, and I recently qualified for the beauty blogger voxbox. How? I have no idea because the closest I come to being a beauty blogger are my once in a while nail polish posts. But, here goes nothing!

In my voxbox I recieved:

An eyeshadow set in silver from New York Color

Not Your Mother's curl defining hair creme

Bath and Body Works candle

A set of artificial eyelashes from Kiss

Goody simple styles spin pin

A sample of Eboost (which I plan on trying this week)

And Vitabath fragrance mist

My opinions? The fragrance is a full size sample, but I have so much already I will probably never use it. The spin pin sounds like a great idea, but my hair is fine and straight and it wont stay in my hair, and that goes for the hair creme as well: I have straight hair so have no use for a curly hair creme. I have no reason to wear false eyelashes, but I will probably wear them at least once more. The candle is ok, but I probably wont buy it.

My favorite by far was the eyeshadow from New York Color. I definately want to try more shades!

Disclaimer: Influenster sends me these products in exchange for my honest opinions. I am not compensated monetarily, but all opinions in this post are completely my own.

I highly recommendNYC New York Color eyeshadow! It's great.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

No luck...

So, I am still here, even though I feel like I can't post anything of worth without my computer.

I am falling behind in things I was working on for my blog, I have half-assed posts floating out there, I have been itching to re-do my header for months, and there are so many ideas for posts in my head I am starting to go crazy. I keep thinking "this would make a great blog po.....oh." Im starting to get sad about it.

I miss my nail polish posts. I haven't painted my nails in over a month and I used to do it weekly. My nails are suffering.

I miss my waist watcher posts. I totally fell off the wagon and my Hubby is starting to get ticked again that we are paying for a gym membership that I don't use.

I miss my updates on Natalie and sharing her with you. I miss my Instagrammies. I miss editing photos and looking at pictures of my girl.

I miss blogging.

And it doesn't look like the computer is EVER going to get fixed. If Hubby had his way, it wouldn't. My birthday and Christmas is coming up......

A girl can hope.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Moment of Silence....

For my computer. The good news: I got all my files and photos and music off the hard drive. Bad news: doing so voided my warranty.

Verdict: Rachael is out a lot of money for a crappy laptop that bit the dust literally two months after we paid it off. God only knows if it will be worth it to fix it.

Second verdict: I am out a computer until we can afford to fix it/buy a new one. Which means no blogging.

Can we please mourn all the goals I had for this blog this year?

Can we please have a moment of silence for the death of my stupid-head computer?

Ugh. And stuff.

Friday, September 7, 2012

52 in 52: A Recap & A Fresh Start

I've been meaning to write about my first 52 in 52 experiment, but just haven't had the time, and with my computer being down it makes it even harder to get things done.

But, I am going to do it anyway! The final day on my Project was May 15, 2012. I have to say I am not impressed with my turnout, (15 out of 52 complete) however I think the main reason is because a lot of the goals I just couldn't accomplish last year with a newborn taking up most of my time. So, I have taken that into account and have adjusted accordingly.



I'm going to be starting a new list soon. I've had some things happen in life that changed my original list, so as soon as I have it completed and ready to go I will post about it!



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Sunday, September 2, 2012

I Never Should Have Tried

Ive been trying to run my blog from my phone. But as you have probably seen from the past few posts (and then the deletion of said half-finished posts) it is easier said than done for me. So, I am officially "shutting down" until I get my computer back, which could possibly be another month. All of the sponsors/giveaway winners that I have, your time will be extended. It is the least I can do. There will be one more post which I have completed and scheduled for the 7th. I hope to be back to this soon, because I really miss it and think I have finally found a "blogging formula" that works for me.

Take care friends, and I hope to be back soon!

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Nail Files: XVI



 
 
This week on The Nail Files:

This past week I did something out of the ordinary and decorated my nails! I had a blast. Picture is at the bottom of this post (sorry back to posting on my phone and it SUCKS) Essie Turquois and Caicos Sally Hansen gold color (cant remember the name right now)
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Return of: My Husband Rocks!

So, I have noticed something since being turned on to Google Reader, and reading all of my favorite blog through there:

ALMOST NO ONE POSTS ON SUNDAYS.

Which to me, kinda sucks, because that's my day to catch up on things, lay around, and be lazy, and I like having posts to read! And well, there is hardly ever any to be found.

I have also noticed something else:

ALMOST NO ONE POSTS ABOUT THEIR HUBBYs.

Which to me, kinda sucks, because I love hearing about the sweet things that guys do for us women!

So....

I thought that it would be fun, to get a link up started on Sundays, and what better subject than the men in our life! Now, it doesn't have to necessarily be your HUBBY...it can be your future-hubby, or your boyfriend, or just your best guy friend, or girl friend if that's what you prefer! Any way you look at it, post about it, talk about it, and then link it up with me! This is going to be FUN =)

First link up is next Sunday at 12:00 PM sharp! I hope to see you all there!


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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Natalie: Month 12!

Dear Natalie,

You are now one year old! You had so much fun on your birthday, and at your party, and you're actually 13 months old right now, but we're stopping the monthly updates, so it will be less often now.




Your doctors appointment was the Wednesday after your birthday, and you did so well!

Stats:

Weight -

Birth: 4 lbs 0 oz
1 mo: 5 lbs 13 oz
2 mo: 8 lbs 3.5 oz
3 mo: 10 lbs
4 mo: 13 lbs
5 mo: 12 lbs 13 oz
6 mo: 14 lbs 4 oz
7 mo: 15 lbs 2 oz
8 mo: 15 lbs 3 oz
9 mo: 16 lbs
10 mo: 16 lbs 5 oz
11mo: 17 lbs
12 mo: 18 lbs 3 oz

Length -

Birth: 18 1/4 in
2 mo: 20 1/2 in
3 mo: 21 in
4 mo: 22 1/2 in
5 mo: 24 1/2 in
6 mo: 24 1/2 in
7 mo: 25 in
8 mo: 25 3/4 in
9 mo: 25 3/4 in
10 mo: 26 3/4 in
11 mo: 27 in
12 mo: 29 1/4 in


Nothing has changed in your eating routine! You still have fruits and oatmeal mix for breakfast around noon, veggies for lunch around 5 pm, and a meat/veggie combo or macaroni and cheese (your favorite!) for dinner around 9 pm. You are drinking three 8 oz bottles a day, one with each nap now.
You are starting with finger foods this month! So far we have tried:

Chicken pieces
Cheerios
Carrot cubes
BIRTHDAY CAKE!

Your favorites are still:

Macaroni and cheese
Peas
Green Beans
Pears
Bananas
Apples

You are now a pro at holding your bottle. I used to have to hold it for you after a while, but now you don't need me at all, and I only sit with you to make sure you don't get up! And you also are starting to get in the habit of needing a bottle to go to sleep. Momma doesn't mind right now, as it helps you go to sleep SO QUICK and without a fuss, which is awe-some.




You are doing so much better with sleeping now that you have your bottle with you! No problems getting you to go to sleep at all anymore, as long as you have "Bob-bob" and monkey.


You are officially teething! You got three teeth within a week after your birthday party and they're still coming in, but you are doing great! You did get a little fever, and because of that a cold and small ear infection, but you didn't let it stop you at all!!



You are adding new words! So far you have said:

HI
HAHA
Maaaaaaaa
Good Girl
Dad
Hey
Eat
Eddie
Mom
Up
Hat
Daddy

New words:

Bob-bob (which is definately bottle)






You are now in size 3 diapers! Still in 6-9 month clothes and some 12 month clothes, and size 3 shoes!


You will be walking any day now! You're still working on standing independently but you are getting braver!







You had so much fun at your birthday party! You got tons of fun things to play with, and an AWESOME high chair that is like the Cadillac of all high chairs!

The highlight of the day was when you decided that you liked your cake, and you just grabbed it with BOTH hands, pulled it OFF the plate towards you, and literally faceplanted into your cake and started NOMMING on it! Every once in a while we would see you go back in for more!


I'm so excited to see what next month brings!



Momma and Daddy love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tuesday 10s: #2 Favorite TV Boyfriends

I'm linking up again to Lena @ Mom2MemphisandRuby for:

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This week's theme is:

Favorite TV Boyfriends! Now, to me you could take this two ways, either (A) actors on tv shows who you WANT to be your boyfriend or (B) characters on tv shows who make the BEST boyfriends. I chose to go with (B).

10. Coach Erik Taylor - Friday Night Lights


He is a good husband. Supportive, kind, loving, and against all odds faithful and loyal to Tammy. Love him.


9. Lt. Matthew Scott - Stargate Universe


He is head over heels for Chloe, and even though they are millions of lightyears from home with no way of getting back, they still manage to find hope in each other, even when she contracts alien DNA.


8. Commander William T. Riker - Star Trek: The Next Generation


Riker and Deanna Troi are destined to be together and he is an amazing man worthy of her affection.

7. Raylan Givens - Justified


Raylan and Winona are so wrong for each other and yet so right. You can just completely tell that he never stopped loving her.

6. Dr. Daniel Jackson - Stargate SG-1


Oh, Daniel Jackson. First you witness him fall helplessly in love with Sha're, to the point of leaving his world behind in order to be with her. Then you have to watch him lose her. And then heal through his interaction with Vala Maldoran. He's nerdy yet sexy, smart as hell and passionate to a fault.


5. John Crichton - Farscape


John and Aeryn's sexual banter and denial of their feelings make for fantastic tv. And his love for her is so great that he she actually falls in love with him twice - after watching him die. It is fantastic.

4. Richard Castle - Castle

Castle is a playboy and a sap. A devoted father and a relentless "researcher". He likes to get what he wants. And, in the season coming up we finally get to see it!

3. Pacey Whitter - Dawson's Creek


Pacey is a troublemaker. Until he meets Andie. Then you see him change to please her, and what girl wouldn't want that?



2. Uncle Jesse - Full House


I had such a crush. Not only was he cool with his best friend's kids and his own, but he was a loving devoted husband and a hottie to boot!

1. Cory Matthews - Boy Meets World


I based most of my expectations of relationships on Cory and Topanga. Love his devotion and that they've known each other forever.

And there you have it! Come link up with me!


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