Sunday, June 26, 2011

I feel so powerful!

my hubs and i have talked about trying to have our own garden for years now.But something always happened and any extra time we had went to something else. This year we (he)got really serious and put in the extra time and tadaaaa- we acutally have a garden! Its kind of exciting,plus the kids are into it too. we have planted everything from strawberries to corn.This being our first time growning anything except kids and flowers (and i kill them. the flowers i mean.)we didnt really know what to buy, where to buy it. We were pretty ignorant. So i decided to get a cucumber plant to add to our garden. We love cucumbers, who doesnt right? corn , cucumber and tomatoes is the best summer meal EVAH. I was so excited to see the rate my cucumbers were coming along. Can you imagine my shock when i went one day and picked this??
I feel so powerful!Kind of like tom hanks in the movie "castaway", when he makes fire.. The pic doesnt show the size really of this thing. i have called it "gigantor". Possibly the biggest cucumber that has ever been. its almost 12 inches long!Well of course i had to brag to my family and freinds, right? So it was upsetting when i showed my mom and she told me it was a zucchini. crap.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My latest obsession...

Yes, i have an obsession... what? like you dont have one? i think we all do.. some of us just have weird anyway, i have been introduced to a candy that has been around for hundreds of years. Not literally. Its just an older candy. And it does my heart good.... love it.
I should really say re-introduced, because i have always known of this candy, but it wasnt until recently that my obsession began. I can thank my little buddy Kaylee for this. While visiting her grandma (actually buying yard sale clothes, one of my other fav things) kaylee shared her Bit o honey with me.. that was all it took. i was done for. So now i am having a love affair with my new fav candy. Its cheap, and it says its low in fat on the package, so i am gonna say its a "healthy snack" ( sarcasm), and it keeps me company on my friday midnights that i work. What else could a girl want????
By the way, check out a site called thredup, its where you can swap clothes with other moms! super cool. i have some items listed, so i will be sure to let you know how it goes!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I am so ashamed.....

i have been such a horrible blogger, i havent given any attention to my tiny blog in a long time. I guess i let kids , house, business and general life take up all my time. shame on me, i get it. well i am gonna try to do better.forgive me? i hope so.
I have a neighbor that lives down the road from me, and they have a couple of dogs. One in paticular really cracks me up. truly. My kids love this dog, especially my 4 year old , laken. I dont know what this dogs name is, but my laken has given this dog a name....

Laken has named this dog "piggy". She thinks it is a guinea pig... not a dog. simply hillarious

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Makeup does a heart gooooooood

Who doesnt love going to the store and getting new makeup? I do,its fun! But of course there is the bad makeup scenario... you know, you go down the tons of isles of makeup, where all of the companies make it seem like they have the best product out there.So you pick a color of lipstick, knowing that it will look great. And then you get it home, open it up,and put it on. YUCK. Its not the color you thought it would be, its not the consistency you thought it would be,its not anything like you thought it would be.That is when buying makeup isnt fun.This has happened to me alot in my makeup wearing years.So , i was really excited when the cover girl companie was allowing bizz agents to try some of their new products.....

Covergirl NaturaLuxe..very fancy.
I love it!! The foundation is really smooth and doesnt feel heavy on your face and the lip gloss is very light and not greasy. Its ALL NATURAL!!
Hooray for this!!!! I highly recommend trying Covergirl NaturaLuxe!!!!

Get out there and buy some makeup!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

allergies are stinky- want a claritin coupon?

happy day to my friends! it is crazy windy and sunny here in southern ohio, but its nice to have a break from the rain. I am a BZZagent, didnt know if i told you folks this bit of info. Its really fun, you get to review items and try things, i really enjoy it! Soooo, that being said.... who here loves allergies?? anyone???? ok, here is what is even worse, when your little one has allergies. That is just super, right? My olivia has allergies(of course) and we are always trying new meds to help.I was given the oppurtunity to review Claritin for children and i must say, it rocks! And to beat all, it doesnt taste bad!!!! What? so its a double win for me, i dont have to tie her down to swallow it, she does it willingly. Its grape flavor, and she is totally ok with it. It has helped her itchy eyes and the incredible amount of drainege she experiences ALLLLL the time. thanks claritin!!!

I hope your all doing well with your allergies, if you are looking for something over the counter, safe and well known for your little one, head to the nearest walmart, or pharmacy and check out claritin for children!
I have some coupons for $3.00 off their next purchase of childrens claritin, first come, first serve! contact me with your address and i will send it to you!
lets remember those who have been devastated by the horrific tornadoes and bad weather this week, some have lost homes, memorobilia that cant be replaced and others have lost lives.
Have a great and wonderful day, be sweet!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


This is short and sweet... my kids love the mike meyers movie"Cat in the hat". It is ok, some it i dont love, but some parts make me giggle.
Like , oh, i dont know.... just the mere sight of Mrs.Kwan.

If your not in the know, let me enlighten you... she is the sitter who watches the kids( sleeps the entire time). And loves to watch taiwan parliment. She is a HOOT! If not looking at her isnt enough, just listen to the 2 or 3 words she speaks! This lady cracks me up..
So, in my thirst for knowledge( i am nosy) i googled Mrs. Kwan... I find this insanely interesting.. MRS. KWAN HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE!!!! LOLOLOL!!!
And because i know you want to check it out , here is the link:

SO maybe you dont get the whole Mrs. Kwan thing, thats cool. i get it. Let me know what zany side character you remember about some movie- i will be anxiously waiting! Have a great tuesday!!!!!!1

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wall stickers= total cuteness!

Happy Sunday evening to you all! Been super busy getting Diva Baby orders filled and completing new projects that my crazy brain comes up with! 3 of the 4 are asleep, and i wanted to take a minute to visit with you. A while back i posted that my little one had taken my memory card from the camera( how and why do they do such things?) well, much to my delight, it has been located! hooray for this!
I had made a trip to a ALMIGHTY DOLLAR TREE an hour away, its super huge and always has fun stuff that mine doesnt have. I am bitter about that. Anyway, i found some cute stuff....

I found some cute organizer bins, at least that is their purpose for me and these super awesome wall stickers!! I couldnt wait to get started on these babies! ONlY 1.00. Super easy to put on, super easy to take off.(lets hope the kiddos dont figure that out)Here is where i decided to put them..
I realize i didnt take a good pic, you have no idea where i put them, the picture doesnt show... ugh. i put them on the wall beside her bed, looks like flowers are growing out of her bed. i dont know if i will ever get the whole photo part of blogging down.

Laken was really excited when she saw them, that my friend is worth much more than 1.00.I just need to get some for the boys room now!

Check out my etsy shop, or shop around on my facebook page, many cute things popping up here at Diva Babies!
Have a great week friends!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Who Cares Wednesday--- WINNING!!!

Iknow you thought of charlie sheen right away when you read my title... what is up with that fella anyway? Well, i dont know what the heck he means when he talks of winnning, but i mean i have won again!!!!!!!!!!!!! Winning is good.. i strongly suggest it!lol
This is what the wonderful UPS man brought to my home:
And its definetely my kind of prize: FOOD!!!
I wond 5 full size boxes of cereal and a 10.00 target giftcard!! saweet!
I dont win all the time, but is super fun when i do! check out your fav blogs, chances are they have some kind of giveaway once in a while.
Tid bit of info: i have been neglegent on giving fun money saving tips... shame on me. So, here goes:
Want to find a way to give cheaper easter baskets to your kids?
Use 2 liter pop bottles!!!, I love pop bottles, i yearn to find a way to reuse them. i have made crafts with them etc. Simply because they are a staple in my home. So heres how ;(sorry no pics yet)
Clean and dry bottle
Cut in half.... about 3 in. down from top, cut our rectangles for handles
(i take it you understand we are using the bottom half)
cover with fabric or paint, construction paper.. wrapping paper etc.
Add your yummies!
I know its smaller than the regular size easter basket, but that serves a great purpose as well. Less to buy to make it look full! And lets face it, easter is fun but all of the candy isnt a must, a little bit of candy is fun!
Here is the kicker for me: I normally always buy the cheap buckets or baskets from the dollar tree- they are great, only a buck, right? But i have a hard time throwing them away!! I always think ,we will reuse them, and we dont. i always think, we will make a craft with them.. and we dont.So i get to craft with my lovely 2 liter bottles, and i dont feel awful about trashing them!
Gotta run, stuff to do!
Lets not forget what easter is about! I love easter and the fun aspect of it, but lets not forget to tell our children what the lord has done for us and what this holiday is about! MWAH!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Who Cares Wednesday

So the weather here is super great!! It just teases me for summer though.. i am sure we will have a ice storm next week or something. crazy ohio. But i wanted to share a huge accomplishment with my wonderful fans! I will give you a little history first... i cant grow anything. Whether it be flower, tree, or vegetable, it will not thrive or grow. Well, i do ok with iris, but nothing short of a cross bow will kill those guys.Anyway, lookie what is blooming in my yard!!
This is huge folks, this has only happened once before and these crazy things have been planted for a loooooong time. So, i stand before you a proud easter lilly producer- you may
Hope you are having a great Who cares Wednesday!! Go outside, enjoy the fresh air and be nice to someone, you may like it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!!

Hello all! i have had a great weekend! The hubs and family planned a nice bday party for yours truly- fiesta style!!

There was great food, great freinds, what else could a girl want?? So today i turned 29!!! ( this is soooo not true)
So i had a great day, i was able to go to a different Dollar Tree, in a land, far far away... Chillicothe Ohio. really happening place.( insert sarcasm).But they have this great big Dollar tree that makes mine look dinky. I found some really neat things, as did the Hubs ..... we wanted to share, but my daughter took off with my memory card... we have no idea where it is. ugh.
So happy birthday to me! I wanted to take a glimpse back to april 1975....
Did you know gas was only .36 cents a gallon!!!!!!!!
The most popluar song was elton johns , Philedephia Freedom!!
( he still rocks)

The most popular television series was....The Bionic Woman!!

The most popular movie was- Death Race 2000

And of course Viet Nam was coming to a end around this time.....Hard times and sadness in every time period i guess.

I have so much to be thankful for, hope you do too! Take care and dont forget to enter my giveaway!!!! it ends soon!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

150 followers!!!! TinkerBell Shrinky Dinks Giveaway!!!!

*** I have decided to have this giveaway last longer! The new ending date will be 4-16 11!!!*****

Super excited today!! My little blog has recently hit 150 followers! Yippee!!So, because i love all of you so, i am having offering a giveaway!
This is a very cute easter basket idea: Shrinky Dinks charm bracelet set!
It is super cute! This isnt a review or anything. I love winning kid related things.. so my mind is always geared towards fun things for kids. I ran across these shrinky Dinks that you can design yourself and turn them into a bracelet! How cool is that?? Did i mention they are Tinkerbell??

Your little one can color the tinkerbell charms, then with supervision, an adult can help with the baking and then when they are done and cool, they can attach them to the bracelet any way they like! Enjoy!!
Ways to Win:
Mandatory Entry: (without completeing this , all other entries will be void.)
Simple, become a follower of Diva babies blog through GFC (1 entry)
For extra entries:
1.Follow me on twitter , and leave your id so i can check! (1 entry)
2.Like Divababies bowtique on FB (1 entry)
This giveaway will be open closed on April 16th at midnight! Good luck!
Have a great day, and be good to those you love and even better to those who love you back!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Who Cares Wednesday

Hello! So i am super late with my post.. just a ton of stuff going on here. Plus , i must admit i am a bit lazy
Super ready for warm weather to come back and visit us in ohio too. As most of you know, i have 4 children... its alot. I havent ever really spoken of our extended family. We have 3 dogs and 2 cats. I am horribly allergic to dogs.. my luck right. They are mainly my hubs responsibility. He enjoys them alot.You know, i used to always love animals, really. i worked at a vets office for a while, and still to this day is one of my fave jobs i have ever had.But something happened to me after i had kids... its like i dont have any more love to dish out to the poor four legged freaks anymore.Dont get me wrong, i like them, i def never want anything bad to happen to any of them..... well, except maybe for this one...
Meet Bruno....or you can call him the Hell hound like i do...
age: little over 1 year
brand: german shephard
personality type: fun, kind of obedient,loves kids
agression level: aggressive only to the wind,trash,sticks,flower beds,outdoor carpet
fav things: bark all night long, howl super loud at 4am,dig up flower beds,play with other dogs we dont know, strangers, chew up anything in his path
dislikes: cats (go figure) this paticular dislike compels him to whine and cry upon sight of cat,chase them under the porch, and then dig a tunnel to china trying to apprehend cat.
If anyone has a dog like bruno, your in my prayers.
have a great day

Monday, March 28, 2011

My little Tecumseh!

Good day to you out there, hope life is treating you well! i have had a interesting weekend! After lots of thought, i finally decided to put my oldest olivia in a pageant. Yes, i said it. A pageant. Dont judge
This was a great one , too. It was for the nonprofit charity KidzCount here in portsmouth ohio. It gives back to children in the community, and always puts efforts into the pediatrics unit in our local hospital, Southern Ohio Medical Center.
Sooooo, i figured this was a great start. The child had to be a community hero and perform a dance to a song that reflected her community hero. So after some thought and some advice from friends, we went with Tecumseh- he is from Chillicothe Ohio which is about 1 hour from here. And if you read this blog at all, you may have guessed i took it upon myself to make her Tecumseh costume...
Not too bad, for a first time , i didnt think. It was a lot of fun to make it and bling it up!
This was her evening wear, and nooo i didnt make it! lol, i am sure that you knew that just by looking at it!
I must say that our first pageant experience was a great one! olivia loved it, she made new friends and she didnt even win! It didnt bother her at all, she recieved a princess crown and some candy and she also got awarded best eyes! I met alot of nice moms, who were supportive of everyone!
So just wanted to share with you all how my weekend went and my thoughts of the intro to the pageant world!
If your looking for a great charity look into KidzCount, its for a great cause!

Monday, March 21, 2011

I hate to clean.... really

Hey there to all of you in blogland... There is alot about me you probably dont know.. some stuff , if you read enough maybe you do know. I wanted to share two things with you today:
1.I hate to clean
2. I am a Bzz agent ( super cool)
So i am a bzz agent, and i love to do campaigns with them, basically try to spread the word about certain companies and products. I am super duper excited to share with you this campaign! Its from SC Johnson and Johnson! The maker of all things good! So i recieved this box of goodies, and i mean goodies: Pledge, Glade plug in, Glade candle ,Scrubbing Bubbles mega foam shower cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaner!

As i stated before, i dont love to clean, its just never ending around here... 4 little monkies running around. geesh, if i cared i would never stop cleaning, good thing i dont, right? after all , when would i blog? So when i do clean, i really like to use products that make my job a whole lot easier. So i was totally jazzed about getting to take part in this campaign for SCjohnson and johnson!
So now my shower will be cleaner, house will smell better, and wood will be shinier.. not to mention my toilet will get a good scrubbing!!
Thanks so much for reading today! Itis spring, go outside and enjoy it!!
By the way, become BZZ agent- you wont be sorry!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I'm back!!!

Hello to all of the 3 people who love my blog! i know you have missed me terribly, probably wondered where i have been.. no worries all is ok finally. My family was sick for 100 years ( i swear it felt that way) and my camera and computer.... ay,yay,ay- you really dont want to know. So my camera is fixed kind of , which is great. I hope you have all been doing wonderful! We have been celebrating here because it is the first day of SPRING!!!! Oh how i will welcome the nice weather, and sunny days!
I realize St.Patricks day is over, but i made some really cute cheap St.pattys day crafts that i was prepared to blog about.. show crappy pics of( considering i can take no other type of pic) etc, etc. But technology kicked my butt and i was unable to post them. So i am gonna do it now, i am only going to post the pic of my super easy peasy cheap st. pattys day wreath!!!
Some of you may remember my wreath snowman from a earlier post? I had found these 3 wreaths at the dollar tree, painted them wired them together.. snowman. Well old snowy had a long run on the front of the house.... and his time had come. It was painless, promise. Anywho, i took the wreath snowman apart, used his middle to make this cute St.pattys day wreath! Hey,sometimes, we have to make sacrifices in the craft world. I had some left over green tulle from the hundreds of tutus i made for st.pattys day(total exaggeration) and some st.pattys day material. I started by cutting the material in different sizes of circles, placed them one on top of the other, sewed them together.. voila a flower thingy. i put a rhinestone in the middle (rhinestones make the world a better place) and hot glued those baabies on my wreath.I then added some tulle here and there to give it a little oomph. If your wanting to decorate but want to do it quietly, then this is your project, its very subtle, which i love. I also have hardly any money in it as well, i originally bought the wreath for a 1.00 at dollar tree , used scrap tulle and shamrock printed material... maybe 2.00?? But i had all of the items on hand. Its kind of my thing, try to use what i already have.
I have many things going on right now, i hope to show you some great new items i am adding to my etsy shop, and bow business! Stay tuned for all of those wonderful treats!
I had the opportunity to do the most amazing thing today... wait for it... the hubs and i actually got to leave the house and watch a movie at a real movie theater... minus 4. yep , thats right, we got to go to the movies!! We do that a couple times a year.. go out without the kids. Its really important to have some time with your spouse.. cant forget who they are , you know? Sometimes kids and life in general swallow you up and you know that they are there.. but kind of forget WHO they are. So i really like spooky movies and such- love me some zombies, werewolves,vampires,robert pattinson,taylor lautner.... yes i said that out loud.
We went to see Red riding hood- really good flick. Right up my alley!! My husband and i both really liked it. I consider myself pretty good at figuring this kind of plot out, but i totally had us guessing right until the end!
I must run, laundry, dishes and children are all calling my name, i have missed blogging, hope its mutual! I feel better just knowing Spring is here, almost lighter. Hope you feel good knowing better days are coming, take care and be kind to one another!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy day!

So i know i have been MIA for a while, and i apologize. I am sure you have all been wondering where i am... or at least the one or two people who read my blog have been wondering where i am..
So sorry to report that i have had computer trouble, camera trouble and sick kid trouble. I have to make this short and sweet- i made some cute st.patricks day crafts.... almost too late for them, but i hope to get them up and get back to normal tomorrow. Dare i dream? Dare i hope that my kids may all be feeling better, plus the hubs?? We shall see. I miss my blog and telling all of you how life is, i hope to be back in touch with you soon. Until then... Happy day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Who Cares Wednesday

Sooooo its hump day- half way through this week, and i am kinda glad. I have had a great day today, the weather is starting to perk up here a little... sun is out. Cade and i spent the day making deliveries. SO i hope to find you well on your who cares wednesday. I have a couple of pics i want to share simply because they are hilarious. And maybe they will give you a giggle on your who cares wednesday.....
Why is this pic of spiderman gonna give you a giggle you ask? well, its a sample of my sons photography skills....
This is obviously Laken doing her "tiger" impression for the photographer....
And , every great photographer always takes a second to take a crazy faced self portrait of themselves... eveyone knows that.
Soo, my son had a great time with the camera , there are only 20 more pics like these on my memory card. i had no idea. many of the television, door,ceiling etc. Clearly he has a calling.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

What??? An Award???? First , I want to thank........

I am pretty jazzed right now, I receieved an award from amber at Dragonflysweetnest
. Pretty cool!! So i have a list of people i want to mention because without them , this would not be possible.. ahem... JUST KIDDING!! I am excited, and super proud of my tiny little blog. Its called the 7 facts award!
So , here is the fun part, here are 7 fun facts about me:
1.I love love love chocolate. seriously. those who know me well,are nodding their heads right now.
2.I really like watching scary movies. bring on the zombies!
3.I am allergic to dogs, big time. And i have 3 huge dogs. dont ask.
4.My fav drink is coke zero.
5.I loved the series "lost" and was devastated when it went off the air.
6.I wear sweat pants way too much.
7. My husband and I were fixed up on a blind date! Thats how we met.. awww.
Thanks so much to amber who nominated me!!
Amber is doing a giveaway for Diva Babies! wooo hooo! Its pretty exciting for me, i must admit. So stroll on over to Dragonfly sweetnest
and take a chance on winnig a Diva Baby St. Pattys day Hairbow!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Who Cares Wednesday

Thanks so much to all you deciding to stop back by... it does my heart good. So today is the second Who cares Wednesday! A couple of weeks ago the whole fam went to hear an aquaintance of ours sing at a place called the "cadillac ranch". C'mon, how fun is that name?? So it was our first time being there, nice place, ranchy , country musin playin and such. I love to dance with my husband,and we never get to do it,unless its in our kitchen.So while we were there the hubs and i got to dance and miss olivia tried on her dancin shoes too....
She had a blast dancing.The music was really good too!
Ok, so onto the cutest product evah! i recently got a chance to review this super fun product-pawparrazzi pets!soooo cute! My olivia melts when she saw these!

We got to review salsa, a cute little chihuahua. Salsa comes with a nifty purse and a cute little skirt! Adorable! We also got to review a whole outfit called to winter holiday! Complete with hat, scarf and boots!! we love us some pawparrazzi pets! You must check out their website!, you can check out all of the pawparrazzi pets and the new products being introduced! We would recommend them to any child!(age appropriate of course!) We are grateful to pawparrazzi for allowing us to review this product!
Little Bit O info: Feb. 26th all target stores are having a Dr.Seuss reading time- for free! check out the website:
Take Care of yourselves and go give someone a compliment- it will bring a smile to someones face, and it may even make you smile as well.hugs!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Getting mail can be fun!!

Just wanted to say hello to all of you and for once.. going to the mail box has become fun again! i have been entering giveaways as much as i can and i have won a few fun things!!! Winning is fun! Now there are some of you who win stuff like crazy! i unfortunately dont have the time to invest in it like that.. yet. So i strolled to the mailbox today and looky what i found:
Now all i have to do is get my free fish, add a couple of sides and our dinner is ready! and at half the cost! saweet!
I am excited about the review i am doing tomorrow, its the cutest product ever! come back and check it out!
take care and go win some free fish for yourselves!!