Monday, August 16, 2010

Review Blog

Hi everyone,

Since I buy a lot of stuff and have gone through a lot of stuff, I've decided to start a review blog on items that I've purchased. Hopefully, if you're looking into buying some of the same stuff, I'll be able to give you some insight on the product.

Check out my reviews at!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

An End of an Era

I don't even think anyone really reads these posts, but it's nice to put my feelings out there. Today was officially my last day as Coordinator for my church's MOPS group. It was a long year, but a very rewarding and blessed experience. I know I've made some lifetime friends this past year and am so thankful for the women God put in my path. It's funny because I was so against becoming the Coordinator for the group, even though I felt the Lord tugging at my heart to do it. I am so glad I did it and never gave up. I tend to give up on things after a while, so it's nice to know that I stuck it out from beginning to end. I think my weeks are going to have a sense of emptiness for a while least until Maddie and I start homeschooling.

Speaking of homeschooling...only a little over a month of regular school left! Surprisingly, Maddie is ready for it to be over as well. I can't wait for summer to start and for us to do family fun things. We have a few camping trips we've planned and I'm hoping to get back on Sunday bonfires with my church fam. I look forward to making memories with everyone.

Everyday since we've been back in CA (from our move to TX), I thank God for being here. I just love it here so much. I feel so connected here...connected to my family, friends, church, and most importantly God. I know with all my heart, THIS is where we're supposed to be. I feel like TX was such a drain on me spiritually and emotionally and I am happy to be done with that trial in my life. I know there will be more trials ahead, but it's nice to know God is always there and will continue to guide me from one era to the next.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thank you Lord for a new day!

So today has been the COMPLETE opposite of yesterday. All three kids have been pretty dern good (spoken with a TX accent...thanks Jenn)! Right now the girls are playing together very nicely while I'm making Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Cade has thrown less fits today and has been practicing walking unprompted by me. He still laughs the whole time he's walking, but I'm happy he's getting his confidence. I have mixed feelings about him achieving these milestones though...I mean he IS my last baby. Maybe I should trip him?

Monday, May 3, 2010

What a day!

The day started out with Caders slamming his face into a toy (during a fit throwing session) which caused him to have a nasty nose bleed...and if you know me, you know I don't do blood very well.

Then the repair guy came to check out what was wrong with my fridge...$370.13 later I have a perfect working condition fridge.

Later at dinner, Maddie decided she didn't want to obey our rules. We told her in order to live in our home she had to obey the rules. So what did she decide to do? She walked out. I followed her and explained to her how dangerous it is to be out on her own and told her we want her with us, but she has to obey our rules. She decided she was fine on her own. I went inside and watched her from her bedroom window...there was no way I was going to let her out of my sights. Finally, she came back inside to talk to us and after a long conversation she decided she still wanted to do her own thing and not obey us and left the house again. Talk about strong-willed! After a Jedi mind trick, I was able to talk her into rejoining the family and all was good, but boy what a trying day!

Can't wait for this day to be over and to start fresh tomorrow!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Black Pearl Necklace Giveaway!

Sugar Pop Ribbons has a review and giveaway for a Black Pearl Necklace valued at $845!!! Check out the blog at: Sugar Pop Ribbons Black Pearl Necklace Review and Giveaway . All you have to do is read the review and follow the instructions for a free entry. There are lots of other ways to get extra go NOW!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cool Giveaways

A very nice lady I know from making bows runs a blog reviewing products and organizing giveaways. One of the products I want to really win is the Summer Infant Monitor. It's so cool! It comes with two cameras so you can monitor two rooms at the same time. You can buy more cameras and monitor up to 4 rooms. This would be so perfect for us. That way I can check on Cade in his room and check on the girls in their room.

To view this giveaway and tons of other cool giveaways, please visit:

There's a ton of really cool stuff you can try to win. Worth browsing!

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Website Coming Soon!

I had an actual website where you could purchase my bows and stuff online. It was costing me a lot of money and I didn't have the time to keep it up, so I cancelled the hosting, but kept the domain. Some of you have ended up here as a result of going to my domain name. Well soon that's gonna change. I'm working on building a new website through a free hosting site. It's pretty user friendly and you can customize it with html. I have very minimal knowledge of html, but my brother is a programmer. I'm hoping he'll be able to help me get it up and running soon since I already have all the html and images from my previous site.

So if you're interested in bows, be on the lookout for the new website. In the meantime, if you really need something, please feel free to email me at

What a busy weekend!

We had such a busy weekend! Elisa came for the weekend because she had a wedding in Oceanside. So she hung out with us while we went to the beach on Saturday to hang out with Aaron's dad and his wife. It was such a beautiful day. Not hot and not cold, just perfect. I felt so blessed to be living in the beautiful state of California. Then we headed off to Gramma's to have a belated St. Patty's day dinner with some of Aaron's family. I always love when Gramma makes Corned Beef and Cabbage. She is so good to us.

On Sunday, I finally got to take a pic of my favorite little 7 month-old, baby girl Avagail with the latest hat I made for her (it's the same hat I put on Kynzie's head, but was meant for Ava). Her mommy even brought a coordinating cardigan to match the hat!

Isn't she a cutie!?! She absolutely lit up once her daddy showed up to love on her. She was entertaining us all with her extreme cuteness.

Then we headed off to our weekly brunch with my parents...mmmmm....bacon! As usual, I did my weekly Grocery Gaming and did quite well, but only went to one store because I was so wiped out from being in the sun the day before. I actually fell asleep and stayed asleep for most of the night then started to toss and turn dreaming that I forgot bits and pieces for the MOPS craft that we're doing this week. So on my task list for today (besides the usual) is to gather up all the craft stuff for this week and get it together and taken care of so I can sleep better until Thursday.

Oh great...the baby is awake, which means I will walk up there in a few minutes and find all his blankets and his fitted crib sheet on the floor. Gotta go!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Time to Catch Up!

So, what have I been up to? Everything. The girls and I moved back to Cali in August of '08. Aaron followed a month later to finish up his job in TX and start the old job he left behind in CA. Remember in my "I'm Alive" post I mentioned I was in Urgent Care...turns out I was pregnant and we welcomed our baby boy on March 1, 2009. Yeah...A LOT has happened! I've been heavily involved in my home church and have been loving every bit of it. My oldest is in 2nd grade, but we will be homeschooling her next year along with my 4 year old. Cade turned 1 recently and is just so much fun. He's still not walking though, which is kind of a blessing. Not sure I'm ready to chase after him yet.

I still make bows and stuff, but mostly to give away to my friends and family who don't have or make enough money to buy them and need them for their bald babies. I've done a few big orders (cheerbows and such), but have really been working on crochet hats. Here's a couple I've made lately:

I've been super busy mostly (besides with my kids) with being Coordinator of the MOPS group that meets at my church. It's a lot of work, but so worth it. I've met some really great women and have made some really great friends. God is so good!

I'm back!

Lot's of catching up to do. It's been almost 2 years! I've been busy. Had another kid (a baby boy this time) and have been working on crochet hats. I'll post pictures soon.