Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On My Own

SO, I have been trying to keep up with all the deep cleaning tasks for the 31 days to clean, But it has been hard for me with everything I have going on. So I made a weekly cleaning sheet with daily chores on it, LIke today is Wednesday so its Wash Wednesday. I do all the laundry, and clean up a bedroom, and clean the main things like the kitchen and living room at the end of the day. I think I have been able to do these a little easier because 1) my husband was on days off and back from Houston so he went and took care of the horses for me (YIPPEE). 2) I get them done in the morning when I feel my best, if I wait to clean till the afternoon I just wont get it done. I feel more energized in the morning, and I lose all my steam in the afternoon.
I am hoping since the husband is back at work, and all the chores rest on my shoulders, I can still get everything done. Like I should be going to feed the horses right now, but I am blogging instead!! No, my son was still asleep so I wait for him to get up. Which he is now, and I started laundry! I just hope I don't run out of motivation before it's all done!
Things that I think will keep me going:
This book, a good giveaway if I say so!
I am hoping the hubby gets me this for Christmas!
A better housekeeping routine.
31 days to clean
Thinking about this.
All you moms out there, how do you keep your routine going when there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to get everything done.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Not Good Enough

Well, this week has been a roller coaster! It started out well and as the days came and went I lost all motivation. The husband is gone, and thankfully will be back tomorrow! I just have been feeling overloaded, I can't keep up! Between gardening/canning, horses(feeding,bathing, and cleaning stalls), homework, kids in general, housework, church activties...I feel so stressed out! I feel like I am drowning! I am hoping things get better with having my honey back. He will be able to help with the horses at least! I do not know how mothers can do it all!! I am trying to get a better schedule going but having a hard time. I just feel like I am not (haven't been) good enough in my mommy role. My question to you do you deal with your stress? How do you get it all done(do you stay up super late or get up super early) also how do you get out of your funk?? Any secrets?! Please share them! And you list makers out there, any tips on how to make a better schedule/list? Thanks!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


So I missed yesterdays challenge, I was super busy canning tomato soup (SOO yummy) and then had the neighbors over for a BBQ! SO I combined Day 4 and 5 together today!! I have to say my microwave and oven and kitchen window/sliding back door look amazing!!

 I even cleaned out the track piece, that was NASTY! I can not believe how much gunk I got out of there. The windows and blinds were cleaned as well.
Then you have the oven, which I HATE to clean. All the baked on goodies at the bottom of it!! FUN! I went and bought new drip pans, because after scrubbing the old ones and not getting clean like I wanted them to be, I gave up!

So now I have the wonderful task of making a list of priorities (hence the title of the post). So here it is!!!

1. God- I want to have a better relationship with him. I want to have daily personal prayer(morning and night) Also, family and meal prayer.
My work in progress- Read scriptures daily at least 15 minutes. And Pray daily, personal and family.

2. My Husband- I want to be a loving and caring wife. To be supportive of him and things that he does(wants to do). Be the best wife and friend to him.
My work in progress- Try not to be the nagging wife. And be loving and kind.

3. Children- I want to spend more time with them (together and one on one) I would like to have "date nights" with them ideally once a week, or however often time allows. Be the best mom, always be supportive.
My work in progress- Speak kindly, try not to "yell"/raise my voice at them. Work hard at getting my home in order so that I can be freed up to spend more time with them and not have to worry about all that needs to be done.

4. Home- I want a clean home-warm and welcoming. Somewhere you can put your feet up! A place my children feel love and feel safe. A haven for our family.
My work in progress- Put off my laziness(which I have a LOT of! :)) Putting family first by taking care of our home.

5. Personal- I want to have time to do things that I love reading, riding my horses, working out..etc.
My work in progress- Take the time to do things I enjoy.
And that's it, my list of priorities!

Monday, September 5, 2011

31 Days to Clean Challenge

So yesterday (Sept 1) was day 1 of the 31 Days to Clean! I hope I can keep going the whole time!
Day 2, had to clean the fridge and freezer..I knew it needed to be cleaned but GEEZ I couldnt believe how dirty it had gotten since the last time I had cleaned it! I think it is going well so far...ask me in a week or so!! LOL You should all check out the site!! Also this one! Jump on the bandwagon, come clean with us for a month!! This is going to be..FUN and interesting!! So stick around and follow the blog, or start your own!!!

 Day 3 in the 31 Days to Clean...and I do not feel like cleaning today...Dad left today and I am just feeling down. I hate when he has to go back home. I know I just need to get up and start my cleaning task for the day...I was reading 31 Days to Clean and it has a list written by Renee Behringer the title is 10 Ways to Give Life to Your Home and one has stood out to me today..#6 face our anger, anxeity, fear, and depression. Our homes reflect our mental/spiritual/ emothional health. Ask the Lord to replace these emotions with faith and hope.
So I think I need to pray for a little help today. :)
My home reflects the way I feel today, and I don't want it to. I want to have my house look immaculate!! So I am going to go get my butt up ask God for a little help and get cleaning...
Updates later!!
   Well, I did it! I got my cleaning task done, and I feel alot better!

Day 4, and were working on 'A Place to Put Your Feet Up! I love walking into a home and feeling welcome and feeling like I can make my self at home there! I hate feeling like I can't touch anything, let alone move around in the house...or let me kids off the couch! I am sure we have all felt that. So lets make our homes feel welcome to out guests, let your home be lived in and not a model home! Trust me I like a clean house just as much as the next person. But if we are constantly trying to keep it clean, we are not going to have time to play with our children or read a book. Live life, have fun!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I did it!! after a few hours of trying to figure out how the heck to get a signature on here I did it!! Now I have a headache and am going to lay down!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

What our homes reflect

Day 3 in the 31 Days to Clean...and I do not feel like cleaning today...Dad left today and I am just feeling down. I hate when he has to go back home. I know I just need to get up and start my cleaning task for the day...I was reading 31 Days to Clean and it has a list written by Renee Behringer the title is 10 Ways to Give Life to Your Home and one has stood out to me today..#6 face our anger, anxeity, fear, and depression. Our homes reflect our mental/spiritual/ emothional health. Ask the Lord to replace these emotions with faith and hope.
So I think I need to pray for a little help today. :)
My home reflects the way I feel today, and I don't want it to. I want to have my house look immaculate!! So I am going to go get my butt up ask God for a little help and get cleaning...
Updates later!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Never Say Never

Grandpa bought Bri a new DVD...can you guess what it was?!?! Yep, that's right she got Justin Bieber Never Say Never DVD. And she LOVES it, as we speak...or type actually, she is in the living room watching it for the second time in 24hrs!!! Yea I think she is obsessed!! LOL She definitely has Bieber Fever!! This kid will get on her computer and everytime she is looking up Justin Bieber...videos, games, pics...etc.  Last year ALL she wanted for her birthday was for JB to call her!! Since that didn't happen, she is hoping he calls her this yr! I don't think she will give up on her wish till it actually happens. So I won't give up either!! I'll tweet and facebook my lil heart out if that's what it takes...Wouldn't it be nice to know someone who could hook you up?!?! But were just the lil people, it would take a miracle for Justin to actually call her!! But I WONT stop trying to make her dreams come true!! I love my baby girl, she is my lil princess. I just want her to be happy, and never give up on her hopes and dreams!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Adventure at Walgreens!

The other day I went shopping at Walgreens, I wanted to grab some things that were on sale! So I printed out my list, pulled my coupons out and I was ready to go! I took both kids with me, that is always an adventure! Brileyhelped me load up the carts as we went aisle by aisle! About half way through my little man decided he wanted out of the cart, so he is crying and yelling mama! I am trying to give him something that will calm him down enough for me to finish my shopping trip. Nothing is working, not even my cell phone (which he ALWAYS wants). By this time Briley needs to use the restroom, so we take her over to them and Wes and I wait for her...Then he spots them...the balloons!! Now they are just those little ones on the plastic stick, that wont float away if you let go. So i give him one...he enjoys it for about 10 minutes! Then he is throwing it on the floor and waiting for someone to pick it up and give it back to him, which his sister does NUMEROUS times! Thankfully it was early in the morning and there were not alot of people there.
So now it's time to check out we get up to the cosmetics counter (where they check out all us CRAZY coupon ladies!) My first transaction consists of a schick quattro razor system ($8.99 on sale), GOODY barrettes for my baby girl ($3.00 on sale), 3 Dove mens body wash($3.75 each on sale), 1 Dove mens deodorant ($3.75 on sale), Huggies diapers ($8.99 on sale),2 Huggies baby wipes ($5.99 each on sale). So alone buying everything that was on sale saved me $11.95, BUT with my extra savings with my coupons I saved another $25.00. You can view my photo here!
My next transaction consisted of 4 Halls cough drops ($1.39 each on sale) 6 bags of Jelly beans for Easter candy! (2/$4.00 on sale), 2 Scott bathroom(4 rolls each) tissue ($4.19 each on sale), 2 Scott paper towels (6 rolls each) ($5.00 each on sale), and 4 Walgreens brand paper plates (.89 each on sale!) My total for this one was $4.22, I saved  $46.98! But wait that's not it! When I got home I realized that they didn't use the coupon for the paper plates! DARN IT!! That was a $3.00 mistake! So the next day I went back and showed them the mistake, and they fixed it and gave me my refund of $3.21...which makes my last transaction only $1.01!!! Now thats saving!! HEHE

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A hard decision...

I know we all got you on April Fool with saying Justin had been offered a position with NHP... But last night he called me from work and said he has the hardest decision to make of his life. He got called and they offered him the job!! YIPPEE!!! I was so stoked, nervous, sad, happy. It would be such a wonderful thing to go back home to Nevada, but we would be leaving our friends here in Vernal. Briley would leave the school she goes to and all her friends. We might not be able to take our horses, because we don't know where we could keep them out there for 6 months till we found a place of our own. This past year here has been one of the best! We love our ward, and all the members, we have wonderful, amazing friends and neighbors. This is going to be a hard decision. Lots of praying are in store!!! I know that what is meant to be will be. And it's one of those things that if he doesn't take the job he will always wonder what if. So we will be talking about this probably ALOT until we come to a mutual agreement on what to do!! Wish us luck!! I hope we make the right decision...Did I mention my husband will look GREAT in a uniform!!! HOTT STUFF!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Coupons, COUPONS, CoUpOnS

Oh wow, it has truly been FOREVER since my last post. ALOT has happened. But lets just fill you in on recent stuff! 
A month or so ago I watched this show on TLC "Extreme Couponing" (GREAT show) it followed 4 people as they got their coupons (clipping sites..or my favorite DUMPSTER diving!), planned their shopping trips, and loaded tons of products into their 1...10 carts!! And then came CHECK out!! I could not believe how much these people bought for just dollars!! I was INSPIRED to say the least. SO I called my mother in law (who coupons...REALLY WELL), she gave me some tips, and then I went straight to work!! I went out and bought my coupons, cut them, organized them, and started looking for deals! CHEAP deals!!!
I bought ALL this for ONLY $23.66. I SAVED $53.53!! That's what I am talking about!! I bought ro*tel tomatoes, Progresso soup, Red Baron Pizza, Hebrew National hot dogs, and Chex mix. I was SOOO scared when I walked into the store, I was nervous on how it would all play out. But at the end of check out I was flabbergasted! I couldn't believe how much I had just saved!! It was a total adrenaline rush. I was HOOKED, there was no way I was not going to do this again!
So since then I have been on numerous shopping trips, some AMAZING, and some ok. I have gotten toothpaste for free or under $1.00 I have gotten razors for $3.00, and I am talking the full sets (see below). I have also got 4 16.3 oz Skippy peanut butter jars for $2.00 total!!!
I got the baby wash, and lotion for FREE, I got all the motrin PM for FREE!! As well as the Colgate toothpast ( I actually made money on that one) The diapers I paid around $5 bucks for!
I do most my shopping at our local Smiths and Walgreens. I love to coupon! It is my new drug of choice! I have some of the ladies in town either clipping coupons/ or wanting to start! I say WHY NOT! We have to buy groceries, why not buy them at ROCK BOTTOM prices!!?? Keep all the money you will(have) save(d) and put it towards a family vacation, or a nice evening out with your husband/wife.
I NEVER in a million years thought I would coupon! I don't do it because were hurting for money (my husband makes almost 6 digits a year) I do it because I am going to buy those products anyway. I want to be able to buy a multitude of them at the same time without paying an arm and leg for it! The stores get reimbursed for the coupon + a handling fee! So they aren't losing money...BUT we are if we aren't using COUPONS!! Think about it a newspaper here costs $2.00 I buy 4-6 every Sunday that's $8-$12 a week on HUNDREDS of dollars in coupons...MOST of which I use! I save so much, and I love it! SO does my husband! I have been able to stock up in food and other necessities. FOR So much cheaper then had I bought it when it wasn't on sale!
I have just begun my journey in the couponing world. I plan on doing this for as long as I can! I love it and I am ADDICTED!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Those days...the good, the bad, and the ugly

This last week has been a roller coaster, I have been the horrible mother, the wonderful mother, and the mother who just doesn't want to do anything! Let me explain...
I was/ am the horrible mother because I quit Weston on night time feedings! He was not sleeping through the night, waking up 2-3 or 4 times to nurse... well I think he just woke up and couldn't go back to sleep without having my boob in his mouth. He is 8 months old, he does not need to be eating anymore through the night. He should be sleeping through the night. That doesn't sound so bad right? Well you should have heard him crying...well screaming for his mommy. I felt so horrible when I had to let him cry it out. The first couple nights I would go in there and try to calm him down, rock him, hold him, and kiss him. He would fall asleep and as soon as I put him down he would start crying again. I just had to walk away! It's so heartbreaking to just leave your baby in his bed to cry himself to sleep. I just wanted to go back in there and hold him all night, but I knew in order for him to learn that he can put himself back to sleep he had to cry himself back to bed. I knew in order for me to ever get a full nights rest I would have to let him cry himself to sleep. So nights are so much better now, he will wake up once a night, moan or cry a couple times and then he is back to sleep! When he wakes up at 5 or 6 am thats when he gets to eat, then we go back to sleep till 7-7:30.
I am the wonderful mother, because I buy my daughter new shirts (that say "My brother is a grouch", "Vampire in Training", and "Spongebob Smartypants") I let her play dress up in just about everything she owns (as soon as we wake up) So she is eating breakfast in her Snow White dress. She sings to me "I love my mommy, she is the best mommy" This makes me feel...wonderful, jubilant, and on top of the world!! I think to myself, along with the heartache and crazy days, being a mom is the best job I have ever had. You know what I mean if you are a mother. You have good days, you have bad days...and you had the down right ugly days! But its all worth it! I look back at the years I have been a mother, those are some of the best years of my life. Watching my babies grow up. Teaching them, loving them... It is just AWESOME!!
Back to where I started...
The mother who just doesn't want to do anything...we all have those days, where we just want to relax and not worry about the house work, the laundry, or what were going to make for is a rare occasion but there are "those days". My day was Mother's Day. I was sick...I didn't want to do anything...Thankfully it was Mother's Day...I had my husband and he cooked breakfast for me, did the dishes, helped tremendously with the kids, because not only was I not feeling well, but the kids were sick as well. He even went out and did the yard work (getting rid of the weeds so we can plant a garden!) He made lunch and dinner as well. He was such an amazing help to me that day, I am so thankful he was there.
Thankfully the next day I was just fine, because my little man was throwing up and having major bowel movements! :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


So today was the last of my going blonde adventure! Now I am the blonde I want to be!! This was the third time I have had to get it done. The first time,lady screwed up my hair BIG TIME!!! She said she could fix it, but I never went back!! learned my lesson!! So I gave my friends stylist a call and got an appt for the next day (last wed.) She was awesome!! I am hooked!! Only problem it cost me $115 to fix the last girls mistake! GRRR!! Although it wasn't the blonde I wanted, it still looked good. She said she would fix it free of charge! So today was the day and I think it looks awesome!!!
This is not a flattering picture of me, but I had to show you the hair color!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Teeny Bopper

So recently my little girl has been introduced to Justin Bieber

...And now she runs around the house either singing "Baby Baby Baby" or "Justin Bieber"!!! I never thought my four year old would be loving some 15 yr old boy!! She is so funny, I have to get her on video singing along to his songs! 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

At just the right time

After an hour of nursing and cuddling I finally got Weston to sleep last night! Score! So I start getting ready for bed, to join my hubby for some cuddling!! Double Score! As I am brushing my teeth, Weston wakes up:: Major bummer!
 So I finish hoping he will just cry himself back to sleep..Not a chance his crying gets LOUDER and more desperate for someone to come and pick him up. And of course mommy caves and goes to pick him up... I swear he has an on/off switch
ON when he is not being held...OFF as soon as you pick him up!! WTH?! 
So I go and lay on the couch with him for about another ten minutes, until I think it is safe to put him to bed again! So as quietly, and as gently as I can I lay him down in his bed...and he doesn't wake. 
AWESOME! I did it!! 
I hurry to bed! Lay down and cuddle with my hubby, I am starting to fall asleep and no sooner do I hear Weston start to cry...
is what I am desperately thinking! 
But to no avail, so once again he gets picked up, this time by daddy. Who more then willingly passes him over to me in our bed. I calm this little monster down and put him back to bed, this time I wrap his blanket around him a little tighter hoping it will make him feel like he is being held. It worked until 3am! and then again until 8:30 this morning. I found my little monster up in his bed playing with his binkie! 
You got to LoVe parenthood and all the awesomeness that comes with it! They always wake up at just the right moment!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

2nd cup of joe

I sooo needed an extra cup of coffee this morning. It is my drug of choice. I do not have a morning without it, sometimes I can't even function without it! 
I think I am a functioning coffee-holic!! 
Now, what has been happening this week...Weston is sleeping better...only waking once or twice a night to nurse. I swear my son is a milk-aholic. He would rather have the boob then anything else.
Briley has been over at her friends house most this week. 
 Justin wanted to buy this  HUGE Dodge mega cab diesel with a lift and BIG off-road tires. But I think he found something better in AZ.
I am procrastinating cleaning the house, we have someone coming to look at it tonight.
Our landlord still sucks!
Our make shift garden is growing!!!
These are our green beans! and tomatoes!
our green onions and radishes 
Brileys pansies and fuzzy face sunflowers!!
Justin's Jalapenos!
It is so fun to be growing our own vegetables!! I hope they all grow well and we can eat them!! 
Once we get into our new place they will be ready to go outside! I cant wait, we all are very excited! I hope that growing our own veggies will help Briley try some new things, like tomatoes!! She will not eat them well see what happens with growing our own!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fill in the _____ Friday

1.  The best piece of advice I was ever given was     by my Dad who always told me to believe in myself, if I did I could accomplish anything I set my heart on doing   .

2.  If I had a million dollars to give to one charity I would give it to     UNICEF .

3.  If I got to choose my "last meal" it would be      King Crab legs, filet mignon, salad with all the toppings!! a baked potato, a few shots of Patron(in remembrance of my brother) Dr. Pepper, and a piece of chocolate cake!  .

4.  My hair is     now BLONDE!!! Although it's not the blonde I wanted but I am going back to get it done again next week!    .

5.  If at first you don't succeed   try try again..and if you still don't succeed EFF it!! LOL No I am kidding. Keep trying until you get it, everything comes with patience and practice!   .

6.  I have always been very     outdoors-y, my dad raised me and we were always hunting, fishing, or ATVing! I pride myself in the stuff my dad has instilled in me as fun! I wouldn't want to be any other way! It is fun and gives us a common ground, we enjoying fishing and hunting (and riding the ATVs) together. I plan on having my dad there when I shoot my first Deer or Elk!!   .

7.  Oh....and by the way....      I can't wait to see if we get this new Dodge Mega cab. Its soooo bad @ss!! Also I can't wait for my dad to come visit   .

Hope you all have a great and wonderful weekend!!!
Be safe out there!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fill in the _____ Friday

1.  Today I am wearing     a brown shirt, and some jeans. gotta be comfy!!!    .

2.  My favorite childhood food was   probably steak and potatoes!!    and my favorite food  now is   I love all kinds of food so this is hard. I love love SUSHI!! whenever i get a chance to eat it i do! I love steak, olive garden anything...I would have to say I don't have a favorite food, I love just about ALL food .

3.  A day that I am too busy to     play with my kids for longer then 10 minutes is a day that I am too busy.

4.  The last movie I saw was      Percy Jackson and the lightening thief      and the next movie I want to see is     "Alice in Wonderland"  .

5.  My favorite smell is     the smell of Barnes and Noble    because,      what is better than the smell of coffee and books! :) I could stay in there for hours and sip lattes and read books!!!!   .

6.  A weird little quirk I have is      hmmmm I have no idea...I have to brush my teeth before a workout...I can't workout with unclean teeth!.

7.  When I take personality quizzes they always say I'm      adventurous, to an extent though!! LOL outdoorsy person.    

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Its a Wonderful Life

I love my family. They are everything to me, and I couldn't have asked for a better one!!
I snapped some pictures of daddy playing with the kiddos. I just love moments like that. They love their father, and I love when they get a chance to play with him!!
It made me think about how wonderful this life is. We shouldn't take anything for granted, and we should cherish every moment that we have with the ones we love!
Weston is already learning how to wrestle with dad!!
Justin can't wait till he is a little older and can really play with him, rough housing and what not!!
He is super excited to throw a football with him!
Little Miss Briley is watching her cartoons minding her own business!! 
I love my family, they are perfect in every way to me! We have our ups and downs, but the UPS out weigh the downs by far!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


It has been so BEAuttiful outside, I just had to take the kids out for a stroll!! Briley has been dying to ride her bike all winter, and now finally its nice enough to get out there!!! I never thought when it was 50 outside I would be in a tank top and shorts!! 
The snow is gone in our neighborhood...FINALLY!! 
I love this time of year. It isn't too cold, and not too hot.
My handsome lil man enjoyed his ride...can't you tell? :)
Briley got a ouchy, and so we had to cut our outing short. Her foot slipped on her peddle and she cut her heal. But she was such a tough girl, and rode it out!! 
 But as soon as we got home she went into our room and woke up her daddy to tell/show him what happened. She asked me for a princess band-aid...Snow White to be exact. And thats what she got!!
Hope you all have a great day!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patty's Day!!! We are having so much fun! Woke up, and of course we weren't wearing our green daddy pinched us..OUCH!! So we hurried and got ready for the day! 
My Happy little monster after his nap!!!
Here we are!! "Now no one can pinch us mom" Briley says!! Absolutely right sweetheart!
Justin went to work so I can make corned beef and cabbage tonight!! (he hates it...I LOVE it!!) So I only make it when he is not going to be home for dinner!
Here is the bow Robyn made the princess! How stinkin' adorable!
I hope you all have a wonderful day and hope you are all wearing green!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My heart is aching. My friend for many years went into labor last night, I wished her luck and couldn't wait to see pictures. As the day went on I hadn't heard anything so I asked her mom if she had heard anything. Nothing...then not long after I learned that their little boy passed away. He came into this world without a heartbeat, they tried to revive him, got a heartbeat but he still was not breathing. I am so sad. I am at a loss of words. I can't even imagine the pain she is going through. I can't describe how I am feeling. I found a little poem that I thought was nice, and thought I would share it with you all:::

God's Rarest Breed

Angel, Little wonder
Little Promise, Little Boy
We didn't get to love on you
Or let you bring us joy

Our arms are filled with emptiness
Our hearts are filled with pain
We search for all the answers
Our response is only rain
He called for you to fill a need
We know that you'll succeed
You are special in this universe
You are God's Rarest Breed
A gift to let the stars shine bright
To help each of us see His Light
They can't tell us about the power of love
Cuz you were sent for from far Above
How were we to know
When we were planting your tiny seed
How important it was for you to grow
Into God's Rarest Breed
I found this poem here.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Arsenault family, and with the McGuire family. I love you guys. 

Were MOVING!!!

I am so excited to tell you were moving out of the house we are in now, to a newer, nicer, all around better house!!
The house were in now is OLD, BIG..but small ( I will explain later) and has no lawn (like our landlords said they would put in, but never did!!!
So how is this house big yet small...Its a five bedroom 2 bath. Its about 1600 sq. ft. BUT the rooms are TINY there is no storage, no counter space in the bathroom its one of those stand alone sinks. In the kitchen there is no pantry, no counter or cupboard space, we have to push the table against the wall when we are not using it so we can walk in the kitchen. (half our kitchen appliances are still in boxes because there is no room for them!) There is only room for one person in the kitchen or else you are bumping elbows with the other person. The downstairs bathroom is bigger then the "master" bathroom. The living room is small and cut off from the other rooms (not an open layout, which I hate!) we couldn't use our coffee table in here because there would be no room to get around it! So instead its a TV stand. 
Its just not a good house unless you could tear it all down and build a new house in its spot!!
Our landlord is far from great. She is nosey, beyond what they should be! She and her husband are getting a divorce so she wants us to be the middle men and talk to him about things, instead of her just calling him!! She calls me and complains about her soon to be ex, and talks about their divorce to me. I could care less about what is going on between you two, please don't tell me about it! She complains about the yard, there is nothing but dirt and weeds (which we have puller numerous times!!) They told us before we moved in that they would be putting grass in...That never happened! But yet she wants us to do something about the yard! Honey thats your job! We are to care for LANDSCAPED areas....we took care of the fruit trees (the fruit was YUMMY) we pulled weeds but were done! If you are not going to stand by what you told us why should we keep pulling weeds every week!?!?
So enough with the ranting and raving. I am so stoked about our new place!! It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths! big rooms. A PANTRY!! counter space, cupboard space...everything we do not have in this house!!
Its new (about 1-2 yrs old). It has a garage (which we don't have one now). Its beautiful, I love it!!!
Our property manager has said we can hang pictures (which we can't do here) so our house will become a home with our personalization!! 
We will be moving in around the 2-4th of April. And I just can't wait!!

Wonderful Giveaway!!

So Lace and Leather is having a GIVEAWAY for having 100 followers!! Congrats girl! You have to check out her blog I love it! You need to follow her as well!!
So her giveaway...what is it you ask?!? Well she is giving away this AmAzInGlY adorable  HAVE to HAVE ALDO purse!! It's BIG, Brown, and Beautiful!!
So what are you waiting for?!?! Go enter for a chance to win!! Contest closes on March 19th!! So you better HURRY!!

Friday, March 5, 2010


I am excited about our new Scentsy catalogs!! View everything here!!! Get your party booked TODAY and when you hold your party receive your special gift! You won't know what your gift is until you hold your party! How exciting is that?! I love surprises!!! You can contact me through my website.
Scensty offers so many great scents, and the great thing is...there is no flame, no soot, nothing to burn yourself or your little ones on! The 25 watt bulbs gets to around body temp. 
If you would like more information on becoming a consultant and joining my team you can read all about it here
To book a party simply go here. Scentsy's hostess benefits are AWESOME!! I mean who doesn't love FREE stuff!!!
So Let's get your party booked today and you will enjoy all that Scentsy has to offer!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Early Bird

This morning Weston decided he wanted to wake up at 6 am. When I was clearly not ready to get up! But here I am on my second cup of coffee, watching him jump in his jumper!!
So the last couple months I have been losing an obscene amount of hair, my husband is constantly complaining that there is hair everywhere. I have to vacuum everyday or every other day to keep up with it! Weston will be on the ground playing and have a bunch of hair in his its not an option not to vacuum everyday!! When I wash my hair a clump will come out, every single time!!! I am so shocked I don't have a bald spot somewhere
Well after talks with my husband and my dad, I called my Dr. He wants me to get some blood work done on Monday. Were going to see if there is anything wrong with my thyroid. I am praying there is nothing wrong with me and its just my crazy hormones from having a baby. I would be lying if I told you I wasn't the least bit scared. I am totally freaked that I could have something wrong with me. I will keep you updated on everything. I just hope there isn't anything to keep you updated on!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I have to one of these

Holy Moly! I just came across this gal today, I love her already!!! She has an amazing Etsy shop check out her shop here!!!
I seriously need one of her scripture covers!!! They are so adorable! It is hard to choose just one that I would want but I think I have picked the one I want:::
This owl CTR cover is just so amazing I have to have one!!!

SEE..I told you it was cute!!!
So family and birthday is coming up (April) if you aren't sure on what to get is a great idea!!!
Hope you all get one for yourselves they are too charming to pass up!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Baby its COLD outside

Doesn't it look cold outside?!?!
Here are some pictures of our fruit tree in the front yard::

Thought you all might like to see the frost on the tree!! I will have to take some first thing in the morning, it has warmed up a bit already today..its 14 outside!!!

Holy icicles!!

This morning while making the beds I thought I should take some pictures of these super sized icicles hanging outside our windows!! Now some of you might think "Oh how fun it would be to live somewhere where it snows"
Well, honestly it stinks. Shoveling the snow everyday it snows is not fun and its hard work especially when it snows more then 2-4 inches!!! I can not wait till it warms up and the snow goes away! I am dreaming about warm weather again!!
I remember when I was a kid, I always wanted to live in a place where it snowed (had 4 seasons, unlike Vegas where it snows once every 5 years!) Well I can honestly say that I would never miss living in a place where it snows this much in the winter. I know it is not as awful here as in other places. But for me it is bad, I try not to go out when the roads are covered, I stay inside where it is nice and warm, and sip hot chocolate!!
We only a have a couple more months of this freezing cold, below 30, miserable, no good weather! And thank goodness for that! I would rather go out fishing, swimming, walking, and running then daydream about it!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Weston finally slept for me last night!!! He woke up twice to eat but thats OK with me!! As long as he went back to sleep in his bed, which he did!! HOORAY!!!
Here are some pics I took of him in the bath the other night:::
It is so much fun to bathe him because he loves to splash in the tub. I can already tell he is going to be a little monster!! LOL He is the most adorable baby boy! Just look at that smile, how can you resist something so sweet!!!
OH (randomness), yesterday Weston was crying and Briley came in and started singing to him....what was she singing you ask...." I thought I was calming you dwon, I thought I was calming you down"!!! I couldn't help but laugh it was so cute!! She is the best big sister!!! She is always playing with him and when he cries she tries to calm him by singing, playing, or acting like the goofball she is!!
I am just so blessed to have the family I do, I have a wonderful husband who takes care of us, and two beautiful and healthy children, I can't complain!