Monday, April 18, 2011

Belated winner for Mademoiselle Mermaid

I really apologize for the delay of drawing and announcing the winner for this giveaway! The last week has been extremely chaotic, I haven't had any time to get on here! (Sad days..) So, anyhoo. The winner for the $30 gift certificate to Mademoisell Mermaid's Etsy shop (via Random.org) is....

Comment #8:
icitea said... 
"hm... I'm loving floral dresses from the spring trend!" 
Congrats girl! Contact me back within 48 hours so I can pass your info to Renae at MM. If I don't hear back, another winner will be chosen.
Thank you so much for participating and for all of your patience!!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Random Lovelies and moving time

Sorry for the lack of posting friends, we are currently moving into our first home!!  It has been a long 3 and a 1/2 months of waiting for this house, we are so ready! 
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I saw a post that a fellow blogger had written of her favorite things and I thought it sounded kinda fun.
So, without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things as of late:

1} The birds chirping in the mornings letting us know Spring has arrived! (Or is at least trying to.)
2} Moving into our first home and decorating it!
3} My new set of dishes.. so pretty!!
4} Diet Mt. Dew with just a tiny bit of code red ;)
5} Fruit! I'm especially loving oranges right now.
6} Hot baths with candles and reading my fav book, Eat Pray Love.
7} The fact that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt-1 comes out April 15th!! (release party!) Going!!
8} My new hair extensions!! Finally, long blond hair! (My hair could get an award for how slow it grows, seriously!)
9} Glitter toes!
10} Lovely sunshine!
11} Walks with my babies on a nice, beautiful day.
12} Watching my little guys color and do our daily projects together!
13} Shoes, shoes and more shoes.. I think I have a problem.. Tee hee.
14} My collection of Spunky Junky necklaces
14} Sleeping in nice, fresh sheets.
15} My new pink Kitchenaid.. I am so in love!
16} Target & Charlotte Russe <3 
17} Baking cupcakes!
18} Picture frames!
19} All things Buddha- Especially my newest water fountain., awwwesome!
20} Planning all of my interior design for our new home!!! So much fun!
21} Martini's and a night out on the town every once in a while!
22} A new, fresh quarter of Nursing school!!
23} Chardonnay wine.. Best wine, ever.

More to come at another time!
Have a great day and I'll see ya Friday!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bee Friendly Friday!



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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday.

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We MOVE into our first home next week!! Finally got all the financing approved today and we close later this week-early next week. It has been a long three months, but the waiting has paid off!









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Monday, April 4, 2011

It's about time!!

I decided, what am I waiting for? Really? I feel so selfish to have even waited as long as I have. 
I have been a Vegetarian three years in May and have finally decided to go all the way, cut the crap and finally go...Vegan!
(Yay, the crowd goes wild!)

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I am beyond excited and proud of myself to finally be doing this. Micah and our boys eat a strict vegan diet and when I am at home, I was eating vegan about 80% of the time anyways. I just really enjoyed cheese and ice cream. But felt extremely guilty every time I would eat it and especially crappy after a big bowl of ice cream. Not anymore though, I am done and ready to move forward with this!

Why vegan? I am sure many of you will be asking this question and am happy to answer any that you may have!!

I say.. why not? 

I have an immense love for animals and the earth. This is my number one reason. Yes friends.... I am a "Tree Hugger" And proud of it. I love animals, every single one of them and think they all deserve to have a chance at life. Not the life that many of them sadly have, but a happy, healthy, humane life. I have done a lot of research on veganism for quite some time now as my kids are being raised vegan and I like to research as much as I can to find all the good, healthy recipes/foods, vitamins, etc. That I can for them. There is nothing but benefits for your health, animals and the earth with this diet.

I feel like I have been selfish in some ways with not doing this sooner. This is such a big step in the right direction though. I have been battling loosing this last 2o Lbs that just won't budge, I have felt so sluggish lately and have had some other stuff going on that I am thinking cutting out all dairy will help. I will admit, I am sure I will miss the convenience of just being able to pop a Lean Cuisine in the microwave for lunch, or making a quick cheese quesadilla on corn tortillas, or the occasional WW yogurts. But this is SO worth it! I can't wait to move forward with this and to experiment with even more foods not just for my Family, but for my self. I feel so wonderful about this new chapter and so happy to share it with all of you!

If anyone has any questions for me OR any advice, I would love to hear from you!! And if you are interested in learning more, click here. I will up-date you soon on how it's all going along with a couple of fabulous recipes. 
Thanks for all of your support!



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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Were growing!

Our second garden that is!
You didn't really think I was pregnant now did you? Oh, Nooooo. No babies for us right now! Just a lovely garden. I couldn't decide whether or not to do it again this year, but... I simply couldn't resist. There is something (oddly enough) so exciting about seeing your garden grow and a small feeling of accomplishment no matter the size.

Last year I had planted tomatoes, cucumbers, jack-o-lanterns and mini pumpkins. The cucumbers and tomatoes turned out great, but the pumpkins.. Notttt so much. I have no idea where I failed, but Halloween is my fav Holiday and I would love to grow our own pumpkins to carve, so were giving them another shot!

The supplies:

Seeds & a Biodegradable seed starting green house kit from Target

We will be growing:
Jack-O-Lanterns
Mini pumpkins
Tomatoes
Sunflowers
Spinach
Zinnia
Cucumbers
& Echinacea

Next, I chose some cute paper from my scrapbooking stash then chose one of my fav fonts, and typed up some cute labels. 
After I got them cut with my handy-dandy paper cutter, Levee and I attached them to toothpicks with some scotch tape.
Easy peasy!


This was such a fun, easy project for us to do together! I am beyond stoked to see the first little sprouts in about two weeks and I am really hoping my pumpkins make it this year. 

Any advice for me on any of the seeds were growing? I'll take any tips I can get! 
Do lavender reallllly take two years to fully grow? 
Anyone know where I can find Wheatgrass to grow? I couldn't find any today at Target and would really love some! 

How cute is he? 


I can't wait to share the success of our little garden with you! I'll keep you all posted and look forward to any tips/gardening secrets you may have!


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