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!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I have been featured!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sooo, i am a little excited! I feel really good about my tiny little blog.It has happened... i have been featured. AND, i must point out that i have been featured on one of my most fav blogs .. EVAH. Are you ready?? ok, here it is... A girl and A glue gun!! She is super awesome and has crazy skills. Now i am sure most of you have been featured on others blogs , but this is a first for me! This may sound like a brag session, and it if does then i must clarify, that it is INDEED a brag session! lol. just kidding, not really. Kimbo West (girl and a glue gun) featured my tootsie roll door dodger. Thanks to you girl and a glue gun! If you havent checked out her super duper great blog, then you must do so, you will be glad you did!

Okay , so there have been some changes to Diva babies boutique.. we lost one of our best. My pal Steph has stepped down as super duper bow maker. No, No, dont worry, we are still great. This was a personal decision for her. SO now its just yours truly, and we are moving straight ahead with the business and have some really great products in the making! check out our etsy store!
Here is one of my new ventures... the famous tshirt tie shirt.. thing. i really dont know what to call it, its a cute shirt for boys that has a nifty fabric in the shape of a tie. I have seen it on blogs for a while now, and have been wanting to make some for my boys.
It needs some work, but i have some really great ideas to make them even cuter!!
And guess what?? my crazy shingles are much better! i have been out of the house and everything! I am soooo thankful that is almost over! i appreciate eveyones prayers!
Hope you are all well and happy. I would love to hear from you- i love comments! hugs!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Who Cares Wednesday

Hey folks,hope you are all well! Alot of blogs are doing this wordless wednesday. I didnt really know what that meant, but a friend had to explain it to me. So i get it now. Well this is my first wordless wednesday, but of course i had to change the name.Its just a fun post where you can post whatever you want, doesnt have to be of any great content. So welcome to my first "Who cares Wednesday!!"
Cade really likes marshmallows.... thats what is in his mouth, just in case you were wondering.

I am feeling some better now, i think in a week or so, i will be back to my old self.So i am still doing the Iron craft challenges and i am on the ball- i already submitted it this morning. This week was to do something with gold. If you have read my blog at all, you know i am trying to do this without buying crafting items, just trying to use what is in my house stash.
I was given curtain samples from a local store, they arent big pieces of fabric but a great variety!So i still held true to my promise, i used the gold fabric curtain sample, took a black headband and spray painted it gold...attached my fabric flowers and voila!
Easy Peasy! I think it worked out well. i would wear it for sure! as a matter of fact... i might just do that.
Well that is it for my first Who cares Wednesday! i liked it, and i hope you did too!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Are you ready for the day of luuuuv?

I am going to apologize up front for this icky post.. i have been missing in action for a while. I have not been well for a couple of weeks and havent done anything super constructive lately. But my blog has been on my mind and i wanted to take a moment to check in with my favirote blog followers. I hope you are all well and getting ready for Valentines Day the day of Love. i think its fun to celebrate all of these fun kinds of holidays and i know most of you deep down do too. I know people who say they dont care about Valentines Day , or flowers, or being wined and dined.. i say you are all liars!!lol! I will however say that there have been times in my life where so much was going on where special days like Valetines Day had to take a back seat, and fortunately that is the case for me this year. I have been diagnosed with "shingles " and for those of you who dont know what this super fun form of misery is, let me educate you:

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
After you get chickenpox, the virus remains inactive (becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body. Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves years later.
The reason the virus suddenly become active again is not clear. Often only one attack occurs.
Shingles may develop in any age group, but you are more likely to develop the condition if:
You are older than 60
You had chickenpox before age 1
Your immune system is weakened by medications or disease

The first symptom is usually one-sided pain, tingling, or burning. The pain and burning may be severe and is usually present before any rash appears.

Red patches on the skin, followed by small blisters, form in most people.

The blisters break, forming small ulcers that begin to dry and form crusts. The crusts fall off in 2 to 3 weeks. Scarring is rare.

Super. There you have it... i was going to post a pic ,but decided against it. There are just some things that do not need to be shared, believe me. it aint pretty.
Well the good news is I did make it to the library! Finally! I had forgotten how awesome the library is! i got books and 5 movies!! FREE! of course they arent mine, i must return them.. but still. i thought netflix was great- the library smokes netflix, in my opinion! So i got the book i have been wanting to read and its really fun to read. The title is "fablehaven". Its a series of childrens books- yep, i said childrens books.
If you like fantasy books, go and check it out! Well i hope to be back to my old self soon, but i will be sure to check in with you folks in the next few days! Have a great Valentines Day! And i know, we are supposed to show love and appreciation all year round, which we def should, but have fun with Valentines Day, love it up, go out, dress up, have a great dinner, whatever, who cares if its a silly day man set aside to be lovey dovey, still really cool to me. i remember when i didnt have anyone to share this silly day with, by god i am gonna try my best to make the most of these "silly " days. take care, MWAH!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

i kind of miss books....

I am really glad to be posting today, i have had the sickies for a while, but i am on the winning end of this crazy cold. I am sooooooo ready for spring! I am ready to let my kids go screaming out the back door into the yard to play and not have to bundle them up and put layers and layers on for 15 minutes of freezing in the snow!!! I am ready to see green grass, and the start of tiny plants poking through the dirt! ugh. So anyway, i got that out of my system and i am prepared to go on with this post.
I have been thinking lately about books. Books and i used to have a close relationship. But over time we have drifted apart and i find myself missing their company. You know how great it is to snuggle into a blanket and read a super great book. I used to read all the time, but then hubs changes things ( for the good), kids change things ( for the gooder- its a word, really) and books had to take a back seat. Well i am going to change this, tomorrow i am taking my big butt to the library and get me some book action. I want to read a book called "Fablehaven". Frenchy over at Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy read it and they rave about it. come back and see how it turns out!!
I gotta admit, i was horribly embarrassed to submit my craft for the iron craft challenge this week- it just didnt turn out the way i wanted, you know, it happens, right? I feel like i have been in a slump lately, but i am determined to get out of it. Anyway, we were to make our own Valentines Day card..
I used card stock i had left over from another project and made it work. I wantedit to look like something a child would create, but,still be chic.. didnt pull it off. This is ok, dust myself off and get ready for the next one! I cannot wait to put a reasonable dent in my stash so i can get back to shopping for craft supplies!!! i made a promise to myself and i intend to keep it. I know , i am a total broken record, but you HAVE to go to iron craft and check out these ladies- amazing.
Okay, i was kind of saving this for last.. super excited to share this info..I WON SOMETHING!!!!! WOOOO HOOO! My friend amber from ( love her) has helped me alot with my blog and my lack of knowledge with the computer. Anyway, she wins great things, CRAZY things from contests and sweepstakes. I totally suggest you try this, think smart about it, win stuff put it back for gifts for people!! cha ching- saved some cash. Okay, here it is... Mr. Fed ex guy brought me this!!
I won Chiquita bannana stuff!!! Sooo cool! Sorry , the picture is super stinky, but i am working on my skills,or lack there of. I won a great tote,recipe cards,bibs, freezer bags, AND a coupon for FREE BANNANAS!! So now i am totally into contests!! Its fun, and takes minutes- give it a whirl.
A LITTLE BIT O INFO: My husband and i have wrestled with starting to buy things in bulk.. see, the cheapo in me doesnt feel like its cheaper.. So i did some research and there are some things that one may not want to buy in bulk. Brown rice- its shelf life isnt as long as white rice , so it will go bad. But you can refrigerate it to make it last longer.( i had nooo idea), aoso toilet paper and paper towels, due to the amount of space they take up in your home, last but not least, any kind of bread. Of course this depends on YOUR home and only you know how quicky your household will go through groceries like these. I just found interesting. Never the less, hubs and i are going to our Sams club (no cosco here local) and getting "signed up". Hopefully have some great savings to share! take care and be extra special nice to someone.. never know, they may really need it.