Thursday, March 25, 2010

We made it.

I have so many pictures to upload from the drive up. Such cute things to talk about and yet I have no energy!

With that being said I'm leaving for NYC tomorrow morning and I need to repack and shower like no one's bussiness. Yet, all I really want to do is get sucked into blogger and read. Before I let that happen I'm going to exit out otherwise it will be 2am I will still have nothing accomplished!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We Have A Winner

Thank you everyone who entered in the giveaway!
I wish I could give everyone something for thier kids...
because kids are my biggest weakness!!

The winner is...21
(sorry for the blurry picture!)

and the 21st comment was Jennifer at Crazy Shenanigans!
Congrats girl!


I leave tomorrow for Virginia. Hopefully, never to return to Pensacola. Never say never though. Currently the Coast Guard has us in Virginia for the next 4 years. I have been allowed to take the laptop with me so that I can keep up with reading/recording blog life. Well I don't think that's really the reason E is letting me have the laptop but that's my reason. :)




Monday, March 22, 2010

Last Day For The Giveaway

Today is the day! 
Last chance to enter to win any item of your choice. 
The Giveaway ends tonight at Midnight Central time
Good Luck!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Happy Evening

Tonight I recieved a pleasant surprise from Aly at It Ain't Always Pretty But It's Real!
She passed along the Happy 101 Award!



So, here are the rules to the Happy 101 Award:

1.)When you have received this award you must thank the person that awarded you this in the new post.
Big huge wanna give you a bear hug thank you to Aly

2.) Name the 10 things that make you happy

3.) Pass this award onto 10 other bloggers and inform the winners



 10 things that make me happy...
1. My husband

2. The furbabies

3. My sister & the rest of the family
(Instead of shoving cake in each other's face we surprised our
siblings by shoving cake in their face.)

4. My Betterhalf

5. Best friends from high school

6. The beach in Aruba...or any beach really.

7. Sunsets
 
8. All things Chocolate & Peanut butter
 
 
9.Blogging

10. Babies

 
 
And I am passing this award along to...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Facebook is a crazy thing

All this happened before I met my husband...



In high school I dated this one guy for a couple of months(Boy 1). He was way more serious then I wanted to be so we broke up. Clearly he was bitter after that. I didn't blame him I would have been hurt had it happened to me. We weren't really on great terms after that.

Because it was high school I started dating another guy shortly after that. Who I adored. He was just simply amazing. Had my family not moved and I not met E who knows what might have happened. But we did and I am a better person being married to E.

Anyways my relationship status with these guys isn't really what I want to talk about. It's theirs.


Boy 1 pretty much hated Boy 2 because that's who I dated next. Understandable. Jealousy is a big ugly green monster that can take over anyone. The two never spoke and did not hang out with the same groups. Never. Ever.

Now we are all friends on facebook...funny how that happens. And Boy 1 often talks to boy 2. WTF.

Why does this bother me. I really couldn't tell you. Perhaps because they don't talk to me and I am a selfish person. Or maybe because boy 1 really made life difficult while I was dating boy 2.


Perhaps it's the fact that I ended up breaking up with boy 2 for E. Therefore they had some common ground to bond over. No matter what I think it's weird.

Doesn't that happen a lot on facebook though. We become friends with people we weren't really even friends with in the beginning.

I feel better now...just putting it out there. :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Life List

I stole this from Ella at Here. There. Everywhere.
I'm sorry I may be doing this a lot as E is out of town till sunday so I have a lot of free time on my hands!!

Copy the list.
Bold the ones you've done (w/explanations if needed).
Share with friends.



I have:

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars - Does camping in a tent count?

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity - Perhaps not more than I can afford but I try to give as much as I can

7. Been to Disney World

8. Climbed a mountain - Mt. Vesuvius in Italy

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo - In my car

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris - High school class trip

13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - transforming furniture, cross stitching, need help with knitting

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked ((Never going to happen))

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort - not since elementary school

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a marathon ((Hopefully one day))
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice ((Another hopeful))
29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise - Tiger crusie on a military ship probably isn't what they were refering to.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person - twice

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person

41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight - On our honeymoon

46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - Honeymoon, Snokeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud - What little kid hasn't

54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - just blood

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - I have saved tons of toys

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square - Crossing this one off the list in about a week

74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car - MDX

83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating  ((never will I ever be able to do this))

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo - crossing this one off the list in a bout a month
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Top Three Thursday


What are your top 3 Things you like about Spring?

1. Warmer weather for...
- long walks
- the beach
- bike rides

2. Flowers blooming and green grass

3. More day light

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Orange Stickers

I had to take my car in today to get the oil changed. I go in as soon as they open because they don't make appointments for oil changes. I was done by 9am. So I decided to stop by target. The excuse is that we need kitty litter, the real reason is I wanted a new bathing suit. And just to look and see what other new cute items they may have.



I ended up torn between two suits. I picked a brown an white polka dot tankini. I also found a cute 3/4 sleeve shirt. Then as I was walking toward the animal area that's when I spotted an aisle with all the little Orange stickers! Oh those stickers get me excited. There were journals, scrapbooks, stickers all up to 75% off. Before I got too carried away I had to step back and remind myself that I am moving next week! But I couldn't resist completely!


Please go check out my giveaway and enter if you haven't already!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

You Pick The Giveaway!

Have you heard about CSN Stores yet?

If you have then you know how awesome it is to have so many stores at one place. If not then let me tell you a little more. When you go to the website, there are more then 200 stores just a click away. They have everything, furniture for every room in the house, kitchen supplies, shoes, pet supplies, you name it and it will be there! You really could spend hours browsing through it all.

When I was contacted about doing a review or a giveaway I jumped at the chance to host a giveaway for my amazing readers!

With the majority of my friends recently have children and some of them just waiting to pop I have been spending a lot of time looking at all this related to children.  I love how tiny the clothing is and all the toys but what I really love is the kids furniture! Lucky for me there is a whole area dedicated to kids. AllChildrensFurniture.com  and it has so much more than just furniture! They have toys too like this kitchen set! Oh how I would have loved something like this when I was that age!!


There are games and activities for all different age groups and price ranges.
I really like all the educational projects like this science experiment kit.


Now for the giveaway! Because I don't have kids I wanted you all to be able to choose what would best fit your family/child.  You may pick anything from the website up to $40! If you are more interested in purchasing a big item such as a crib or that awesome kitchen, the $40 can go toward your purchase. Basically you are getting $40 to spend any way you want at AllChildrensFurniture.com

Giveaway Instructions:
(USA and Canada ONLY, please!)

1. The required entry!  Click the link above and then return to leave a comment saying what you would pick if you are the chosen winner!

2. Follow and/or subscribe to this blog (optional, for an extra entry.)

3. Share this giveaway with your blog readers, linking to this post (optional, for extra entry)



For all extra entries, please leave an extra comment, letting me know which option you chose.
Enter by Monday, March 22nd at Midnight and I will post the winner first thing on Tuesday morning.
Good Luck! 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

ABC's of Me!!

I saw this yesterday at Jorden and Kristin and thought it was so cute that I had to copy!

ABC's of Me!!



Age: 24


Bed Size: Queen, but we'd love to have a king


Chore you hate: Putting things away is the hardest part for me. I don't mind loading the dishwasher or putting a load of laundry in but it can take me a while before everything comes out!


Dog’s name: Bear and Lavender


Essential “start the day” item: Apple juice. Even if I'm not hungry I like to drink a glass of apple juice. I heard somewhere that it is supposed to help you wake up, that could be a lie.


Favorite color: pink and blacks/brown I like more neutral colors.


Gold or Silver: silver or white gold.


Height: 5'8


Instruments you play: None really but I am pretty good at the marching band on the Wii Fit Plus


Job Title: Recreation Assistant


Kids: Just the 3 fur-babies for now


Living Arrangements: for the next two weeks we are living in a house in Florida, after that we will be on the move for awhile


Mom’s Name: Alice


Nickname: Tine - when I was little now the only person who still calls me that is my dad


Overnight hospital stays: I can't remember any so that must mean no


Pet peeve: people who don't give me my personal space, people who don't use turn signals


Quote from a movie: I don't remember movie quotes...I'm lame


Righty of Lefty: Righty


Siblings: 1 sister and 1 brother in law


Time you wake up: Between 6am-10am


Underwear: I have a lot


Veggie you dislike: A lot of them...I do love broccoli


Ways that make you late: over sleeping, not being about to find my keys, traffic


X-rays you have had: dental


Yummy food you make: desserts, pasta


Zoo animals you like: lions, tigers...basically any big cats and giraffes

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Cleaning

11 days till I leave for Virginia. I have officially started counting down. I had a wonderful visit with my family. I still can't believe that my dad will be in Afghanistan in a month. This time here in Pensacola has flown by! My sister flew out early this morning which left me awake much earlier than normal with not a lot to do.So I got the itch to clean/organize. 



Since we have decided to stay with E's parents for a few months I have decided to pack more than I would if we were moving straight into our own house because anything I don't bring with me will end up in storage. I packed up my craft room today.


I was only supposed to bring a few things but two overflowing rubber maid containers later I think I have everything I want. I took all the picture frames off the wall and put them in a nice neat pile. Hopefully, the packers will put them all together. But they don't always pack in a way that makes sense to me. After I was satisfied with the craft room I moved on to my closet. 



I have a lot of clothes but only wear a small portion of it. Some doesn't fit anymore too big or too small. Some of it I just don't like anymore. I really don't have a need for so many semi-formal date dresses. Anyway, I tried on everything I wasn't sure about to see if I felt like it fit nicely or was worth keeping a little longer. I have a pile to donate, pack to take with me, and pack for storage. I really hate getting rid of things because two months later I will frantically be searching for something only to remember I gave it away. But right now it feels good to get rid of the extras. 

This is a giveaway pile - for the record for someone who never really worked out until recently I have a large collection of tennis shoes that I have a hard time parting with. There are 3 pair in the pile and I kept two pair that don't include the two that I wear for actual running. 

What a productive Saturday!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Moving in the the in-laws

Since we have lived in Florida we haven't been able to save as much money as we were when we lived in DC because I didn't have a job for a long time. We are by no means hurting for money but if we want to have a baby any time in the next year I would really like to have a lot saved up and be in a place where I wouldn't have to work right after the baby is born. No we are not pregnant yet but these are things I think about.

 Yesterday, E's mom told him that if we wanted to we could live with them for a couple of months rent free to help us save some money before we find a house. His parents live about 45 minutes from where E would be working and about the same for wherever I would find a job. Not a bad commute since we are used to DC Traffic. At first I was like no way we are not living with your parents for a couple of months. But the more that I think about it (the frugal side of me) thinks there really is nothing wrong this idea. His mom works in New Jersey Mon-Thrus. She she isn't even at the house expect on the weekends. She flys home on thursday evenings and then flys out early on monday morning. His step dad is a realtor. So it would just be the three of us during the week. I love his parents. The only thing I'm really afraid of is that if we live with them for a while that might change! I made a list of pros and cons and the cons seem pretty dumb. My worry is about my animals, Ashleigh hates any other dog besides the puppies and they have a dog. She has spent time there before but she is usually shut in our room there and that's no life for her. I guess she will just have to get over her fear. The other problem is that they don't have a fenced in back yard. Their dog is very well trained and doesn't leave the yard. My puppies are young and not so well trained. Mainly because they haven't had to be because we have a fence. So is 3 months of saving a ton of money worth it...I'm not sure but I need to decide before I leave so I know if I need to pack all my clothes or just some. :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

All That I'm After Is A Life Full Of Laughter...

Thank you for all the responses on my possible career change! I was really excited to hear that there are others out there who earned their bachelors and then decided that it wasn't for them. I emailed one of my mom's friends who is a 3rd grade teacher about shadowing her once I move back to Virginia and she is more than happy to. It's all very exciting and I can't wait to go back to school. Yes, I hate tests and writing long research papers, but really I love school. Nerdy I know.

We are getting the dogs micro-chipped tomorrow morning. It is a bit expensive at our vet, $50 each. But I trust them. On base it was going to cost $25 for the first time vet visit and $25 for the chip. Since the price would end up being the same I'll stick with the ones we know. The kitten will be chipped on Thursday. One expensive week at the vet! But with moving and staying at different houses (my parents, E's parents, E's brother) I will feel much better knowing that if something happened we have a better chance of finding my babies again!

My sister arrives in 5 days!!! I'm so excited that she is coming back! Although we did almost all of the touristy things in Pensacola last time it will be nice to have her here again. My parents are arriving on Sunday night. It is going to be nice to have everyone here because my sister and I wont be back to Virginia before my dad's possible departure date for Afghanistan. Which I can't believe is almost here! Time is flying by!!