Saturday, March 17, 2012


Happy Saint Patrick's Day! We were a very festive family wearing green and spending the rainy day together. 

As promised, here are the winners from the giveaways!
(make sure you ladies email me at

#1 Baby Gizmo book is: Callie Nicole
#2 Owl Teapot from Her & The Boys is: Cindy 
#3 Scrapbook calendar is :  Lib at Truly His

 (thanks to all the lovely ladies that entered! Keep your eyes open, I there will be more fun giveaways in the future!)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Just some iphone pictures of my littlest love...

Chloe getting some play time in with Daddy
She really loves her drum.
having fun in some tires
I love this picture, it's my wallpaper on my phone
Chloe is obsessed with this corner. She loves to hide in the curtains
our youngest nephew, Trenton. He's almost 1!
Chloe has this weird thing about wearing a blanket over her head like this. I don't know where she gets it from, but she does this all the time and whines when it falls off. 
She loves her Baby Einstien "sign" and "move with me" movies!

oh ya... and the winners for the giveaways will be mentioned tomorrow!
Make sure to enter all 3 for a chance to win! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day at the Beach(es)

I realized I hadn't put some pictures of my big ol' belly up in a while... Here are some pics from Sunday. James, Chloe and I went to Coronado Beach to meet up with my family and some of my stepfather's cousins who came to visit from Dallas. It wasn't the beach day we were hoping for. It was cold and windy (hence the cardigans and wild hair) but it was filled with sunshine, pretty views and awesome people none the less.

Then we went to Mission Beach later in the afternoon to witness some people from our church get baptized. It's an awesome thing to witness and even just as awesome when you get to see them get baptized in God's own wonderful creation. Our church gathered on the beach, sang worship songs and praised the Lord. It was soooo amazing to be with church family and lovin' on the lord and having people declare that they want to live there lives for Jesus! I can't wait to see Chloe give her life to the Lord someday!

Make Sure to Enter the Give Aways!

Don't forget about the 3 giveaways ending on Friday, March 16th at Midnight. Winners will be announced on Sat. March 17th. Just click the giveaways below and enter. 

Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lunch Ideas?

Chloe is growing up so fast! Her daycare is now converting into a Montessori school as of next week! That means technically my little girl is in school already! eeek! She will be one of the youngest kids there. Luckily her aunt (James' older sister) is going to be the school director. She has been teaching/directing Montessori schools for a long time and we are so excited for Chloe to be able to go. 

We have to get her a lunch pale and write her name in it and write her name on all her jackets and hats and I feel like she is starting kindergarten or something. The biggest change for us (besides the location) is that we now have to have Chloe bring her lunch everyday. Before the transition Chloe's daycare was at a home with a big kitchen. The providers cooked full warm meals from veggies grown in there garden. They made things like chicken enchiladas, pastas and veggies, home made pizza, and lots of things like that. Chloe ate better lunches than James and I. Now, we have to provide a lunch for her everyday. I am at a loss as to what to bring. There is a fridge, but nothing to warm meals up at the new location. So I am struggling to come up with new, yummy and nutritional meals to make Chloe for her lunches. I don't want her just to eat a sandwich every day (she doesn't even like sandwiches all that much).... ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS OR RECIPES? I really could use some help getting ideas of what to make her. Chloe's biggest meal is her lunch, that is the only meal she completely eats every day and I am worried that she won't continue to eat as well. 

Thanks in advance for all your help and ideas!

God is not a white man...

I know it's not Monday, but I had to share...
I just recently discovered this band Gungor from Pandora (I am pretty sure that I missed the boat on this band and everyone and there mom knows about them already). Anyway, I found this really cute video they made about how God is not a man and how he loves everyone.  I am sure I will feature them on Music Monday soon.

The video is made entirely from felt. It is adorable. Plus it has a great message. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

last ten, horray!

So these are the final last 10 facts of the 100 random facts I was sharing about myself. I am sure many of you learned plenty more than you wanted to about me. haha. Thanks for sticking it through with me!

91. I hardly ever wear earrings. I prefer my ears gauged. I have gauged them twice up to size 2. The first time after about a year, I purchased plugs that were labeled wrong and it resulted in my ears to rip a bleed. I took them out and my ears healed up fine, even went back down to normal earring size. Then I did it again and everything was fine. I had them gauged for another year then got bored with it. I plan to do it again really soon. I even want to get Chloe those fake gauge earrings for her since hers are pierced. I would love to see the look on my mom's face!

Turtlenecks make me anxious. I can't handle wearing them because I feel like my shirt is trying to strangle me. When I see them on others, I start to get uncomfortable and sweat. It's a problem I need to work on. It just really really freaks me out.

93. Its hard for me to sleep when it's light out, no matter how tired I am. I am sure that will change once Emery gets here, but for now it's pretty impossible. I can lay there and rest for an hour or two but I can't fully get to sleep.

94. I love to knit. I am not the best at it and I definitely need more practice. I can't read a pattern for the life of me, but I really like the action of it. I actually prefer the outcome stitching of crocheting better, but the action of knitting is more fun for me. I learned how to do it through you tube, the best hands on teacher ever.

95. I love chest piece tattoos, but not sure if I will ever get one. I am worried about what it will look like when I am 50. That area is so delicate and it can get wrinkly and then the tattoo will look like a mess and you probably won't be able to tell what it is. Then I will be foreced to wear turtle necks... NOOOOOOO!

96. I would really love to learn photography an do it as a full time job. I would love to be able to capture people's special moments in life and experience that with them and make memories last a life time for them. I feel that James would be better at it then me, but it is fun just to take our camera out and play around with it. Sometime down the road I will take classes and learn to do some cool stuff with it.

97. I like Taylor Swift's music a lot. It is something I listen to only by myself because James can't stand her. But when I am home alone I put her on and Chloe and I dance around the house. I like to put her cd's on and clean and do random chores. In fact, I am listening to her right now. I like that she is a positive role model on kids these days as well. I know alot of people don't like her and that's cool too, just don't bash me because I do. I can't stand that.

98. I don't like to swim in deep water. It makes me feel uncomfortable to know that I can't touch the bottom without my head being submerged. What if something happens, what if I get a leg cramp? I also feel like it leaves opportunity for someone or something to come up under me and get me... i know, I am just paranoid.

99. I love cheesecake. love love love it. One of the best foods ever made. not much more to say about that.

100. I am really glad that I started blogging. I may not be great at it and lack ideas to blog about or time to even do it, but what makes it worth it is that I have met some amazing blog friends that I feel would be real friends if we only lived closer. You ladies are so great and inspirational and I love that we all can be so open and share our lives and give advice and inspiration to others!

Finally they are all done! whoo hoo. Again, if you are doing this, share the link so I can learn more about you too!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Music Monday - Regina Spektor

Now I am sure most of you have heard of Regina Spektor. She has got to be one of my fave female artist, hands down. I absolutely love her crazy lyrics and beautiful sound. James loves her too! I hope you all end up to love her just as much!

This second song is special to James and I

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Giveaway #3

For all you scrapbookers out there, you will like this next giveaway!
This is a Making Memories brand calendar kit. 
I love scrapbooking and wish I had more time to do it. 
There are so many fun and creative ways to display your precious pictures. 

 This kit comes in colors of light blue, yellows, pale pinks and browns. This 10" x 10" kit includes:
  • 10 x 10 Chipboard Calendar
  • 13 Pre-printed calendar pages
  • 234 alpha stickers
  • 43 icon stickers
  • 110 event stickers
  • 50 buttons
  • 8 blossoms
 How great is it to make/decorate your own calendar? If you win, please share some photos of your creations, I just love cute scrapbooking ideas!
(p.s. if you love scrapbooking and getting a good deal, make sure to check out

Giveaway closes at midnight on March 16th and a random winner will be announce on March 17th.
 Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

How to enter:
1. Be/Become a follower of my blog and let me know. 
2. Leave a comment on a different post from this week and let me know below
3. share some great scrapbook idea sites (I am always looking for new ideas)

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