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Time… Where does it go and how can I get more?

Time… Where does it go and how can I get more? I think that for the past year or so I tell myself that I’m going to take a few minutes to myself and I feel that I have yet to figure out how to manage.

With a very active (and talkative) 3 year old and a 6 month old my day is filled with “mommy do this” “mommy i want that” “mommy i want something else” with the baby crying in between my oldest requests. Between feedings, putting down for a nap, waking up from a nap, feeding my oldest, giving her the necessary attention she deserves, and cleaning up messes and the house I honestly don’t have much time for myself. After they go to bed (usually between 730-830) I am not far behind myself. I know I could use that time but I usually feel like I’m going to pay for that if the baby doesn’t sleep through the night or if it’s just a rough night in general. Also, after the kids go to bed I need to spend time with my husband so that takes some of the time I could spend time on myself. My husband works very long hours and we don’t get to have date nights very often due to not having family around. It has been over 6 months since we have had a date night (sad I know). This weekend will be our first time doing something on our own so I’m excited about it. We need it! We’re going to a Garth Brooks concert so it doesn’t get much better than that for us!

My oldest started preschool a couple weeks ago and that is 2.5 hours 2 days a week. This has been good for her and for me but I’ve noticed 2.5 hours isn’t very long when you consider driving there and back twice; so I haven’t fully adjusted to that either. Each school day I debate do I catch up on housework or relax (the baby is usually napping). Lately, I’ve been selfishly laying on couch, drinking my (reheated) coffee, catching up on my favorite tv shows off DVR.

Once I find some time to myself I often struggle with what I should do during that time. Do I take a nap, write/journal, read a book, pamper myself with an (at home facial, paint nails,etc), watch a tv show/movie, go for a walk,exercise? I want to do them all and honestly those are all things I feel I need from time to time. I often find that if I for instance, read a book, afterwards I feel like maybe I should have done something else. Just writing about this makes me think maybe I’m just a little crazy. I wonder if anyone else feels this way?

I’m probably slightly crazy!

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Where did I go?…. excuses & announcements!

Holy smokes! What a year it has been since my last post. It’s hard to believe it’s basically been that long.

So much has happened and changed since I last wrote anything I don’t know if I can update on everything or just start over and go from there.

I’ll try to give the cliff notes version of what has happened and updates on past year.Basically why I mainly disappeared is that both of our laptops took a crap about a week apart from each other. I tried using our iPad and iPhone but typing like that was just unbelievably difficult for me to do (I know the whole world uses them but I’m still an old-fashioned Windows kind of girl), I prefer typing on a keyboard. The other reason for not keeping up with things is because well my daughter keeps me busy and I got lazy (the MAIN reason). 1 nap a day is sometimes not enough time for me to take mommy time.

Who would have guess fixing 1 of our laptops was as easy as exchanging the batteries since one of them was junk. I, embarrassingly, thought about exchanging the batteries today for the first time…why are the simplest tasks somehow take the longest to complete or think of.

Anyways, here I am. I hope to do a better job finishing up 2016 into 2017 with writing more. I enjoy it. Even though I don’t think I have that much talent when writing or organizing my thoughts. I find my mind just bouncing around thoughts and ideas; my posts may be hard to follow or not flow from one to another.

Family Update #1: My Daughter

My last post I mentioned my daughter was around 12 months old and entering the ‘terrible two’ stage. Well,now she is almost 2 1/2 and even more sassy; except now she can use her words more which I’m not sure is better or worse than just fussing. I still try to pick my battles but I feel like she picks a battle with me about EVERYTHING! Mothers should be able to get an injection of patience because I need TONS more than what I have currently. She’s outspoken, full of energy, thinks she is so independent regarding everything…. and she’s absolutely beautiful and I couldn’t possibly love anyone more than I do her.

I wish I would have kept up with writing over the past year because she has grown so much and as I’m writing this I find myself disappointed that I let that time slip by without jotting down my thoughts and memories. Her 2nd birthday was such a great day; she LOVED her Minnie party. We took so many trips to our local zoo where she was able to do more and more with each visit. All the family visits we had… I wish I would have written about those to look back on later. Maybe I can write future posts allowing myself to reminisce about those events.

Family Update #2: We’re growing!

As much as I hope to do a better job with writing in 2017 I’m not sure I’ll be so great at it as we found out in late July that we are expecting our 2nd baby! We are beyond thrilled (and slightly terrified) about the news!

I think my husband and I figured it would take years to add to our family as it took 3+ years to have our daughter, but I guess once your body knows how to do it it’s a little more prepared! ha. We are due early April.

This pregnancy I think will FLY by as I’m already into my second trimester and sometimes I even have to remind myself I’m pregnant because this pregnancy is sooo different from my last. Morning sickness (which consisted of just nausea) only lasted a couple of weeks. Fatigue is a real thing but I think that is probably more from having a very active toddler and no coffee (I miss my coffee in the mornings and I look forward to a venti iced americano as soon as I can get one).

The only drawback so far is that I’ve been battling a cold (stuffy nose, clogged ears, frustrating cough) for almost 2 months now with little relief. I don’t know what it feels like to breath out of my nose it’s been so long. If anyone who may be reading this I’m open to anything that may help with it… I’m so over it!

I’m sure many of my upcoming posts will be about our upcoming arrival and how we are planning for him/her.

Health & Fitness Update:

I am still trying to make it to the gym as much as possible. I was going 5-6 days a week prior to getting pregnant but have backed down to 3-4 days a week. Being sick hasn’t helped and the morning sickness stopped me for a while. My focus this pregnancy is to go regularly as I just stopped going during my last pregnancy. My daughter actually goes to the kids room and enjoys it most days so that helps a lot with staying on a regular schedule.

With being pregnant I’m not trying to lose weight, max out new 1RM; but I’m focusing on maintaining the lifestyle and stay healthy throughout pregnancy so that hopefully after the baby is born it won’t be a hard transition back into like it was last time.

My workouts these days last about 45 minutes and I typically burn 250-400 calories per session. In comparison, before pregnancy my workouts took about an hour or so and was burning minimum of 500 calories per session.

Once I can get back to the more intense workouts I will work back to my old 1RM with my bench (150#), squat(235#), and deadlift(225#). Looking forward to getting back.

I think all of the above updates on all the major aspects of what has been going on. I hope to dedicate at least 1 day a week to take the time to write and get back on track with things that I’ve been wanting to do/write.

 

 

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Blog Tour Award!

Thank you The Champa Tree for the Blog Tour Nomination. I’m really bad at checking my notifications at times but I was so excited to see that you thought of me! I love her blog and site; as it always has fun, good information on it! She really encompasses many aspects of motherhood and family! I hope I get this right!

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RULES:

  • Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday: I just so happened to check this and if I’m correct today is a Monday!!! 🙂 Score! 
  • Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post by: Please feel free to reply whenever you can. I know it is supposed to be on a Monday, but if you are anything like me you lose track of days and we are all busy! I understand! 
  • Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers: I find that I nominate the same people over and over. So I’m going to switch it up a bit. I nominate everyone that reads this! If you accept and complete this please let me know so I can learn about you and maybe find new blogs to fall in love with! 
  • Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do:  Read below….

1. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT- Currently I’m not working on too much. I’m a stay at home mom so my days are filled with keeping my household in tip top shape. I’m really focusing on my health and fitness. I’m currently following IIFYM for my eating habits and exercising a minimum of 4 times a week.

2. HOW DOES YOUR WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN YOUR GENRE- I read a lot of blogs that are very informative and successful in terms of using their blogs for income/work. I on the other hand simple write from my heart about my journey and life as a mother, wife, woman. I’m not a professional writer nor to I boast that I’m any good at it but I feel that by writing how I feeling helps me stay sane. I don’t interact with many adults during the day so this gives me a chance to connect with others who share similar as well as different experiences.

3. WHY DO YOU WRITE OR CREATE WHAT YOU DO– To keep memories to look back on. To learn from what I have experienced. Like I mentioned above to stay sane. I need to get better and taking the time to write as I am continuously thinking about things I want to remember or share but somehow I always get busy with something else!

4. HOW DOES YOUR WRITING/CREATIVE PROCESS WORK– I don’t think I have a process. I write when I write. Nothing is prepared or edited. I just write. My blog entries are probably sometimes hard to read because I just sit with my laptop and type as I think about things. I can tend to be a little scatter-brain with my thoughts. 🙂 But that’s just how I am!

Thank you again for the nomination and again I nominate everyone who takes the time to read this! Enjoy!

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Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award

I feel like it has been several moons since I’ve written anything. Its been a mix of not really having much to write about and keeping busy with my almost 8 month old. We are transitioning from a 3 nap schedule to 2 nap schedule. I received this wonderful comment to one of my previous post from The Bespectacled Mother and she nominated me for ‘The Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award. This is a fun break from writing about the day to day things and I’ve also found wonderful blogs by participating in previous posts similar to this.

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I feel honored because there are thousands and thousands of bloggers and to be considered for anything is nice and appreciated! Thank you, The Bespectacled Mother! I found her blog by something similar to this before and if you haven’t read her blog definitely check her out! I love hearing about her adventures with her son on the other side of the world. Very sweet blog.

Here are the rules which go with this award.

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Put the Award logo on your blog
  3. Answer the ten questions sent to you
  4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Nominate seven blogs.
  1. Which was your favourite book as a child? This is hard because there are so many. I was very fortunate that my mom read to my brother and I daily so we had a big collection of children books. I think the first book that comes to mind is the book ‘My Goodnight Book’. This book was the book that my dad would read to me before bed while rocking me. He has said this was his favorite time. While I was pregnant and staying at my parents for a weekend we went through our old books and when we came across ‘My Goodnight Book’ he got tears in his eyes.
  2. What is that childhood memory you are most fond of? Wow, another hard one because I have soooo many. I guess I’ll just write about the first one that comes to mind. I believe it was in 1989 and we lived in South Carolina. It was the year after Hurricane Hugo and it snowed in Charleston; enough to cover the ground and then some. I remember my dad got home from work after dark and got my brother and I out of bed and dressed. We went outside and made snow angels. It didn’t last long but to this day it stands out in my memory. That was my dad, always ready to have fun with his kids; whether my mom liked it or not. I can only imagine I might be a little frustrated if my husband came home got my daughter out of bed (after I put in all the time and effort in getting her actually in bed) to go play. haha I hope I could be able to sit back and remember how these memories will stay with her forever.
  3. What does blogging mean to you? Blogging is growing on me. I think its strange that people actually like to read what I write about. It allows me to connect with individuals I wouldn’t otherwise be able to, and gives me that ‘adult time’ to ‘escape’ from my daily routine. It’s a nice break for me to write about whats going on in my life and also to read about the adventures others are on. It’s amazing how we are so different yet so similar. Kinda cool.
  4. Who is that one person in your life holding positive influence over you? Good question… and another hard one. I don’t know if there is just one person but a group of people in my life for different purposes. My husband never takes anything too seriously. This fact can drive me completely crazy but when I can actually take a step back it’s nice to have that person in my life that can make me laugh when I don’t think I can (or want to). My mom probably knows me better than anyone else so she has a great perspective to help me in anything. Again, this is sometimes a fact that drives me nuts that she knows me so well. 🙂 My dad loves his family and that has left a lasting impression on me. He also loves my mom and after 33 years I think that is amazing and something I strive for in my own marriage. It may sound crazy but I find a lot of positivity when I’m around my dogs. They love with all that they have, and its so unconditional. We can learn a lot from our fur babies. I read a quote once that said ‘There are no bad days when you come home to a dog’. Sooo true.
  5. How do you quieten your mind to get some sleep? This is a lot easier since I’ve become a mom. Sometimes I’m not sure how I got to bed. Before baby, I 99% of the time never had a problem falling asleep. When I am bothered by something I will read a book or lay in silence and just focus on breathing in and out; pushing out any other thoughts.
  6. What are your dreams about? haha, If people knew my dreams I’d be place in a mental institution. Mostly I will have what I call combo dreams. It’ll be placed where I grew up in South Carolina but all the people I know where I live now. Or I’ll dream I’m back in high school or college but with people I know now. Weird.
  7. What is your happy place? My home. that question is super easy to answer. The second place is Texas. My in laws live in Texas and I’ve been there several times and I fell in love with Texas from the moment I crossed the state line. Every time I’m there I am able to ‘go off the grid’ I don’t care about whats going on in social media, being on my phone…. I am just content being there. I can’t explain how much I feel like myself but myself that I didn’t know was there. I love Texas, particular the Hill Country.
  8. Life is a long journey but still if you have to, how will you summarise the life you have lived till now? Amazing.Blessed.Love. If I’m not known for nothing else in my life I hope I am remembered for being a good wife and mother. That is what is precious to me
  9. What are your plans for yourself as an individual in 2015? Be Intentional. I want that to be my personal motto. What I mean is I want whatever I do to do with purpose. I want my husband to know I support and love him. I want my daughter to keep smiling and learning the world around her. I want to spend as much time with my parents as possible.
  10. The last question – What will you consider yourself – Romantic or Practical? Definitely practical. My decisions are entirely focused on how practical it is.

WHEW!!! Those took some thoughts.

Below I will list who I would like to nominate, all of which I thoroughly enjoy reading. I don’t know if you’ve been nominated before but I hope my readers may be able to find a great blog to follow.

1.  Big Trouble Little Nappies – Love her posts! Check this mom out!

2. Everyday A Choice – Check her blog out she always has interesting posts. A fun read!

3. Hype Dad– This may be a new favorite. I love hearing a dad’s point of view

4.  Simply Honest Simply Real- Check this blog out! Her blog is just as the title suggest. Very sweet stories of motherhood and her children!

5. No Fruit For You -I related to a lot of her posts. And often her posts were feelings I had but no words for.

6. Surviving the Unexpected -This blog is another must read. Beautifully written.

7. Real Mom Diary -I always look forward to her posts.

Here are you questions:

1. What is your fondest memory from 2014? 

2. What do you want to achieve in 2015? 

3. What are the things that stand between you and complete happiness?

4. If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say?

5. When was the last time you tried something new? What did you try? 

6. If you had to teach someone one thing, what would you teach?

7. What drives you to do something better? 

8.What are you looking forward to?

9. What has your greatest adventure been in your life thus far? 

10. What did your life teach you yesterday?

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One Lovely Blog Award

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WOW!!! Thank you to Bespectacled Mother for nominating me for this award! It was a nice surprise when I woke up this morning. I love reading her posts, if you aren’t following her then you should definitely check her out! Sorry it took me a little bit to make a post; my daughter decided again that naps were overrated today!! I’m still pretty new to the blog world but I’m learning more each time I sign on. One thing that I have noticed is that everyone I’ve chatted with in comments or messages has been so incredibly nice. The kind of people I would interact with in the real world. It’s nice to know there are such lovely, supportive people in the world. I will do my best by following all the rules.

Here are the rules:

•Thank the person who nominated you for the award=check
•Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post and/or blog=check
•Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
•Nominate 7 bloggers you admire.

7 facts:

1. I’ll start with what comes to mind first; which once you read it you may think I’m a little strange. I’m very afraid of squirrels. CANNOT stand them. They are creepy, and big around where I live. I’ve been afraid of them since as long as I can remember. Do you remember the song by Ray Stevens ‘The Mississippi Squirrel Revival’?? I guess I watched that too many times when I was a kid. Not sure what I’m talking about or now you are singing the song and want to watch it again… Well it’s your lucky day here is the video (Mississippi Squirrel Revival). You’re welcome.

2. I love to read. I wish I had more time to read. I wish I had taken more time when I had it to read. I did a challenge a couple years ago where I read 1 book a month. Now, this isn’t too much as sometimes I can finish a book if it is really good in a day or two; but it was nice to turn off the tv and get lost in a book. I hope to pass that love of reading onto my daughter. I am thinking of a way to add onto my blog regarding books and getting back to reading more…. more to come on that later.

3. I’m still not over the lose of my Granny from just over 2 years ago. I think about her every day, if not multiple times during the day. I have a new outlook on life after losing her. I absolutely hate that it took losing her to step back and enjoy my life more. I know though that she would be proud of my new insight regardless. I truly wish she could have met my daughter. It breaks my heart every day. Something I’ve never shared with anyone because I don’t know how they would respond and I’m not quite sure I understand the feeling myself but since her death I’ve become afraid of dying. It sounds crazy I know, but I guess I never gave it much thought before. These feeling were really amplified after having Carolina. I watch these sad movies, listen to the sad songs about losing someone, watch the news how children have to grow up without a parent…. it’s torture. I know there is no way of knowing what the future holds but that alone is frightening to me. So I try to be in the moment, every moment so that she gets all of me while she can. It’s also not the act of dying that scares me its the thought of being gone and missing out on everything to come. That scares the HELL of out me.

4. I’m kind of obsessed with my dogs. I have a black Labrador named Kona and a Golden Retriever named Sadie. I’ve had Kona since she was 6 weeks old and she has been my world since then. She will be 6 in December and she suffers from arthritis in her back leg so she isn’t as active as she used to be. She still loves her tennis balls, the ‘chuck it’ balls, basically anything that resembles her ball. She is extremely well behaved. She never needs to be tied out (and we live on 3+ acres not fenced), she knows every dog command (some people believe she understands me when I talk to her like a person). As a lab she has never chewed anything in the house when we are gone. Just a great dog; we got lucky. She is a sweetheart but when she is in pain she can be kind of moody. Sadie will be 3 this December (pure coincidence both birthdays are in December). I got her in June of 2012 when she was about 1.5 years old. She came from good people but they didn’t really work on good puppy behavior. She is a licker and she likes to have a paw on you constantly. She is a little rambunctious but she is SUCH a lover. She is the sweetest dog who wants nothing more than to make you happy and to cuddle. She is simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G with Carolina. Carolina just smiles and laughs when Sadie comes around her. My husband finds her a little of a pest (but I think its because she can be a lot like him and just pick on someone constantly). But I know he loves her because I’ll find them cuddling at night. Who can resist a good dog cuddle; not even my manly husband. My day just isn’t complete if I’m not with them.

5. I love to bake and cook. I enjoy baking treats more. I like to bake my dad things because he just gets so excited about everything. I often don’t eat a lot of what I make. Not because it’s not good but I have more joy in making it than eating it. I have a tendency to not use exact measurements when baking/cooking so it’s hard to make the same thing twice.

6. My favorite college course was a Wine Tasting course. I’m not joking…. it was a class where every session we sampled 6-8 different wines. We learned about grapes, how wines were made, stored, etc. We learned about wine pairings, and how to properly taste wine. We even took field trips to very nice restaurants in downtown Indy and have a 3-4 course meal with different wines. Does it get any better than that?!?! UM no! I actually developed a love for red wines in that course. Now for everyone thinking how does that class help you in the business world? easy… ever been to a business dinner? Well you can suggest a good wine and it’s a good conversation piece at the beginning. See. I applied it to the real world.

7. I love, love, love music. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t listen to music and get up and move. I have a wide range of music that I like. I listen to music that allows me to feel something, think something, escape from something. Primarily I listen to country music and rock music. I also listen to music primarily from years prior. This could be a whole post on just my music choices. I love Conway Twitty, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens. I love the Bakersfield sound! I am kind of obsessed with my man GEORGE STRAIT!!! (the perfect man) lol! I’ve seen probably 50-75 country artists live. I also love love love classic Rock; Beatles, Zepplin, The Who, Hendrix, Dylan, The Doors, The Stones, The Eagles (I have every song), my all time favorite Van Halen, The Zombies, Hall & Oates, Buffalo Springfield. I love good R&B: stevie wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Vandross, Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson. I also love classical and jazz music. I listen to classical and jazz because I like that it doesn’t have words, as a listener you can go wherever you want to go. You can listen to the same song day after day and you may not hear the same thing or feel the same way. I love that about music. Carolina and I have music time everyday where we listen, sing, dance. My favorite radio station on Pandora right now is Lite Rock Songwriters… OMG every song is AWESOME!!!!

8. (because I’m an over-achiever) I love COWBOY BOOTS!!! I would have 100 pairs if my husband would let me store that many! :):)

phewwwww. All 7 facts are done. Plus one!

Last rule is to nominate 7 people. This is where I struggle because I don’t know if you have been nominated for this already so please ignore if you have and I apologize I double nominated you. I’m picking these blogs because I enjoy reading their posts/blogs.

1. SimplyHonest.SimplyReal

2. The Dazed Mommy

3. LittleNugget_BigNugget

4. No Fruit for You

5. MeaningfulMommy

6. A Woman’s Lifestyle

okay I only have 6. Again I apologize if any of the 6 listed above have been nominated before.

This was pretty fun to do. Have a great night everyone!!!

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a blogger to follow

I found this blog on pinterest and facebook on the same day so I figured this must be a sign! FOLLOW HER! How could I deny myself. As a new stay at home mom (how long can you say ‘new’… it still feels new to me so I’m going with it) I’ve wanted to organize my life and my home. While I wish I could put everything in my house outside and organize (or more importantly throw out) as I bring back in is not feasible this lady has helped me start little by little to organize my life.

So without further adieu: Thirty Handmade Days

Enjoy!!!

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You’ve been nominated……

I had a big surprise waiting for me in my inbox.  Surviving the unexpected nominated me for a Liebster Award!  I usually make entries from my phone so I didn’t see this message until I signed onto my computer. As I’m new to blogging, I had no idea what this was.  According to her page I read:

“It is an award for new bloggers with less than 200 followers. It is a way to hopefully get your blog out there to share all it has to offer.

Here are the Official Rules for accepting the Liebster Award:

 1. Answer the questions given and then come up with 10 new ones to ask your nominations.
 
2. Nominate 8 other blogs, let them know you have nominated them and put a link to their blog in your post.
 
3. No Tag backs.
 
4. Nominations must have under 200 followers.
 
5. You must tell all the blogs that you nominate that you have nominated them.
How exciting! Here are my Q&A answers (I apologize in advance as I have a tendency to go off subject a lot; I’ll do my best):
  1. Why did you start blogging? I started off and on about a year ago. At the time I was really focused on working out and really got into weight lifting. I started getting friends asking me what I was doing so I started a blog to chronicle my journey. About a month after I started my  blog I found out I was pregnant and so my concentration shifted.
  2. What do you do like to do in your free time (assuming you have any 🙂 )? With a 4 month old I don’t have a lot of free time but when it does happen I like to relax with a good book or watch an old movie.
  3. Most unexpected thing about being a parent? Being so attached to her so instantaneously. I can’t stand to be away from her. Also how natural I’ve transitioned into being a mom and the patience I’ve gained from having her.
  4. When do you blog? I wish I could say that I escape to a starbucks or little bookstore with a coffee to blog but honestly it is anytime she is napping and I have something on my mind. I get influenced by what I read from other blogs that strike an emotion in me or from something I heard on tv or radio.
  5. What/Who most inspires you as a person? There are a lot of things that inspire me. It really just depends on my mood and how I’m feeling. I’ve been inspired by my husband, my daughter, music (I tend to gravitate to music of years ago), books, other bloggers. I tend to read a lot of quotes and poetry in my spare time.
  6. What is your go-to recipe? hmmm, this is a hard one because I love to cook and bake. Right now I’d say its a bbq chicken french bread pizza. I found it recently on pinterest (you know the stay at home mom’s go to website) and I’ve made it 3 times and it is delish. A plus is that the ingredients I already had and if I didn’t it takes like $10-15 bucks to make it! SCORE! Here’s the link. 
  7. Do you have a personal mantra, and if so, what is it? I’ve thought long and hard about this and I don’t think I do. The only thing that comes to mind is what my mother instilled in me… “it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it”. It’s annoyingly true. think about it! it’s why us as women over pack when we travel.
  8. What is your favorite store? any office supply store. I’m so Monica from friends. I love my label maker. I love matching folders and office supplies. The saddest thing about being a stay at home mom is that I have no need for office supplies…. yet. I’m starting to organize my home and I so see the need for some of my office supplies and maybe some new ones.
  9. Must-have baby product, what is yours? a swing. something that rocks, vibrates, shakes…. miracle machines!
  10. You have the chance to stop at your favorite drink place (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), which place and what is your drink order? We don’t have any cool coffee places in Ft. Wayne so I would say Starbucks and my go to drink is white chocolate mocha. until the holiday drink flavor comes out and then I usually go for those.

Now I’m supposed to nominate other bloggers who have less than 200 followers. This is hard as I haven’t figured out how to tell if they have less than 200 followers so I apologize if I nominate you and you have more!

Modern Mommy Madness

Simply Honest. Simply Real

The Dazed Mommy

I look forward to hearing your answers. Here are your questions:

1. Why did you start a blog?

2. What is your biggest accomplishment?

3. Do you have a favorite author? if so who?

4. What is your most memorable moment?

5. What is your biggest obstacle when it comes to blogging?

6. Do you have a favorite blog you read? if so who? (i’m always looking to read more)

7. If you could go back to your childhood and relive one day what day would that be?

8. What is your family’s favorite holiday tradition?

9. What advice would you give to a new mom?

10. If you could travel anywhere where would you go? and why?

Have fun!