Valentine’s Day Crafts

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Yes, it is now March and a little late to be posting about Valentine’s Day. Honestly, I just needed a place to post the photos I took of my kids!

There are so many cute crafts you could do with them and this one was the easiest (and cheapest) for us!

My kids LOVE stickers. And when I say love, that might even be an understatement. There have been many times that my 3 year old would get so mad and tantrum because we ran out of stickers.

Dude, there’s nothing I can do about it when you pull every sticker off of every page.

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Pregnancy Woes and Worries

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Alright, it’s getting close to GAME TIME. No, I am not talking about the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Packers aren’t playing, so who cares anyway? 😛

February 27th (my due date) is fast approaching and I am feeling a bit of anxiety.

I went to the OB yesterday and found that I am 1cm dialated, baby is head down, and he is estimated to weigh about 5.5-6 lbs right now. No big deal…I could be at 1cm for the next 4 weeks and I would be fine, I’m sure. But the issue here is…

my husband will be leaving on a detachment on February 5th-13th.

Sure. It’s only an 8 day detachment but he’s leaving RIGHT before the due date and with my family history, I just have a feeling I am going to have this baby while he’s gone. 🙁

I know, I know. It was my choice to join the military as it was his and we knew what was involved with it. There are MANY moms that go through this alone and their husbands are gone on DEPLOYMENT. I totally get it. But that doesn’t mean I am more settled because there’s a chance my husband might miss the birth. Especially when it’s NOT a deployment.

Sometimes, you just get screwed, hard, and there’s nothing you can really do about it. It truly sucks.

I’m just having a few panicky moments here and there when it comes to this. I mean, my best friend leaves on Friday and goes off to spend the next 3 years or so in Jacksonville and I won’t be able to call her to come pick me up if I go into labor. Anyone else I could call? They live right by the hospital and it would be crazy for me to have them drive from out there, over to me and then BACK to the hospital! That would just take so much time! Ambulance? Yeah, there’s a different system for things like that considering I live on base. And our base doesn’t do deliveries in their hospital anymore…if they did, I would drive my happy ass the whole 3 minutes there.

I know. I have been lucky. My husband has been around for the entire pregnancy. He’s been able to help me around the house when I needed it, helped with the nursery, lifted things I couldn’t, etc. But honestly? If I have our little boy while he’s gone, I would trade the entire 9 months of my husband being home for him to be there for the birth. I’m not the only one disappointed about it…my husband is really upset that he’s leaving.

Especially since he is leaving the command in A MONTH. UGH.

Anyway…my random rant is over. Let’s just hope our baby boy likes staying in there and won’t come out until Daddy comes home! Just hold out until Valentine’s Day little man! Your Daddy wants to meet you on your first day here! You can do it!!

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My Camera, Your Eyes

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A shorter post for today but a good one, nonetheless.

As many of you already know, when you’re a blogger, you’re probably off reading other blogs like yours or finding inspiration from others. We are constantly searching for things that will give us something “more” to talk about.

And there are these pages that just have SO MUCH content. So much to say with the photographs they take. There is NOTHING wrong with that, at all.

But this post is to appreciate a gal from back home in Wisconsin. We used to work together back in 2011 and 2012 before I left for the military. She always had the best photos on instagram and took really awesome photos. I am not going to lie, I loved her style and attitude toward life. I wish we had gotten to be better friends before I left.

Anyway, now that I am blogging more, I notice blogs more often! I was on the book of face and noticed that she posted some photos. I always loved her photos so I took a peek.
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Her photos are so stunning. And on her blog, all of her photos are shot with film. I not only see amazing photos but I can see the talent and the creativeness she has that comes with taking these photos. It’s truly an art. And the best part is…she’s not like me where she has to ramble on for days just to get her point across. She writes so beautifully and combined with the photos is a masterpiece. This may sound weird, but I fully enjoy her blog!

It’s simple and it’s fantastic.

The post that really caught my eye and my heart was this post about being 24. I’m about to be 26 and I can totally remember what I felt like when I was 24. It was very poetic. And it inspired me to share it with other people. TWENTY FOUR.

So, now that I have talked her up a ton…Meet Lexis.
She’s over at
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Keep up the amazing work!

**All of the photos I used in this post are hers and I had permission to use them (including the title photo).

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My Favorite Blogs of December!!

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I figured I would give a shout out, once a month to my favorite bloggers of the month! No matter what they are blogging about, they have caught my eye, are interesting, or you know what? They are downright awesome and friendly outside of the blog. I have already met a few awesome people in the blogging world since I started putting mine out there. Here’s just a few to round out my December Favorites. 🙂


1. A Red Lip and A Nude Shoe
Meet Rosie! She’s got a darling site filled with fashion, beauty, food, opinions, and whatever else she wants to talk about! She’s from Melbourne, Australia. Actually, she will be having a guest post on here in the near future!!! You can come back to visit and check out what she wrote about where she’s from! Rosie is a super sweetheart with lots to talk about. She’s actually one of the people that I have talked to the most since I started (seriously) blogging not too long ago. We’ve talked about makeup, life, blogging, and where we live. She’s a hoot. Definitely pop on over there for some quality writing, photos, and a good laugh. 🙂
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2. Pretty Loved
Meet Kristin! Kristin is another one of those sweethearts that has been helpful with the blogging help and just wonderful because she will talk to you. We talk a lot on twitter about random things and a lot about blogging as well. I was even on my first “twitter chat” with her. It was fun. And she’s always keeping up with my tweets. She even brought me to another one of my favorite bloggers. I’ve poked around her blog a bit and she’s got reviews on makeup, skincare, recipes, and more. If that sounds like your style…head over there. If it doesn’t, go anyway cause she’s awesome.
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3. Bobs and Rouge
Lynne has a lovely little blog over here as well! Style, Beauty, and Lifestyle. Just like her blog says. But my favorite part is that she talks about a little of everything! She has clean eating recipes on there too which really caught my eye. And she’s talked about weddings recently. A newlywed as well?! I am a sucker for weddings. And since I am a newlywed, myself, I love reading blogs about wedding stuff. 🙂
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4. Pretty Little Mama
Alright, this gal. She’s my girl. Her name is Raquel. It’s funny how our friendship started and I actually bring her up a lot when I talk about makeup. She’s like, my makeup guru and the only reason I know how to do my eyebrows. Lol. We met while we were both in the Navy together under some peculiar circumstances but we are friends and it worked out GREAT. I brought up blogging to her not too long ago because she is always on instagram talking about health, fitness, makeup, fashion, hair….everything. I was like, “You have an opinion and advice for everything. You should write about it.” She started a blog. She’s been off of it for awhile because she’s not just a veteran…she’s a mommy, a wife-to-be, and a student. And right now, she is off meeting the new family. Pretty exciting stuff in her life. Her blog may just be the start of something amazing, but it’s totally worth checking out! She will pretty much talk about…everything. 
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5. Lola Lane Love
Amanda is such a sweetie! Can you believe this 25 year old darling has been blogging for a little over 30 days?! She’s definitely making a name for herself in the blogging community and I love it. Definitely a lifestyle blog because she talks about her life! And the best part is, she is VERY open about her life. I love when you can get to the nitty gritty of someone’s posts and just get to know who they are. That’s probably the best part about the blogs I have found lately. Getting to know people. She’s even doing an awesome change in her life and taking steps to being a healthy her! I definitely commend that. I love when I can read success stories and what not. You got this, girl! Definitely check out her blog and read for yourself. She’s great.
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Well, I only have 5 for now. But I am super excited to share these lovely ladies with you. Maybe one day, I can be just as awesome as them! 😉 This is seriously the BEST part about blogging. When people write, they let you in a little bit. You get a taste of what their world is like. And it’s not always the same. No one has the same story. Sure, they might like the same makeup, hair products, clothing line, etc…but it’s when they let you take a deeper look into their soul that I enjoy the most.

I love being a blogger. I am VERY new to it. But I love it.

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

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My, doesn’t that sandwich look delicious?! And SUPER unhealthy?! It was! And that was my breakfast this morning!

Last night, we were out late celebrating our friends’ birthday and it was interesting. Being the sober one because I was pregnant is totally different. Everyone gets crazy and I start falling asleep! I don’t take naps during the day but I think it’s funny how I can fall asleep anywhere these days…if my back isn’t acting up, of course.

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