Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's the last day...

Ok readers! Tomorrow is the start of the 30 Day Blog Journal!!! For those of you signed up, get ready! For those of you not signed up, what are you waiting for? It's a great way for your readers to learn more about you, and just plain fun. Link up here!

Tomorrow, being the first day, it is fitting that the theme be Introduction. Introduce us to you and to your blog! And remember, make the post pretty. Make your journal in a photo editing software, or do a fun font and color. And most of all, have fun!!!

On a side note - can you believe it's going to be July tomorrow?! I can't! This year is flying by! And I do realize that I have been neglecting my precious blog lately, but I've just been enjoying being back in California. Hubby misses us and wants us to come home, and we will, eventually!! :)

I will be doing Ryders birthday party post soon! My mom and I have a few projects we need to start working on soon, one involving me organizing all her photos on her computer. Ick!!

If I could ask a favor of all my wonderful readers....I've entered Ry in a "cutest kid" contest! Head on over to This Mama Rocks on FB and like her. Then go here to Ryders picture, and comment vote! Liking the photo doesn't work. Thank you so much!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I have *no* idea what happened to my background. I hate new layouts; especially from the free sites. But I'm too cheap to buy one!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

I *am* a Theta Mom

What is a Theta Mom?
Heather @ Theta Mom explains it best when she says:
We are Theta Moms, The True, Authentic Moms. [The-T-A] We are authentic because we live authentic lives. Life isn’t perfect and neither are our kids.

So why am I a Theta Mom?
Plenty of reasons. I was not born to be a mother like all those Stepford wives out there. I was not prepared to be a mother. I was not warned about everything. Why do existing mothers feel the need to keep all the information to themselves?

It's not fair. Share the wealth girls!!! 

I was due on June 6th, was to be induced on the 17th, and finally gave birth on June 14th. I hated being pregnant.
But being a mother is proving to be more difficult. 
I may not be the best mother, but I am a damn good mother. I smoke, I drink, I cuss. But my son is well taken care of. He is smart, healthy and happy. He is my world.
Stay at home moms....we have more than a full time job. And the boss is more than demanding. The boss tells you when you screw up. The boss thanks you when you don't screw up. 
I am a Theta Mom. And proud of it. If you think you're an Alpha mom 100% of the time, you be crazy. And even if you are, you're still crazy. Aren't you a little over loaded? I know I am, and I am far from an Alpha mom. Yes I cook dinner every night from scratch, yes I make cakes and cupcakes from scratch. Everything I have I give to him. But there are the days where he sits in his play area and plays by himself forever. There are days that all I want to do is yell and scream at this child. But I don't. There are days that I want to run out of the house screaming, I can't do this. And sometimes, I really truly think that I can't. 
And what's child is good. He is quiet, he is well mannered, he rarely cries, he's independent, he's social, the list goes on and on. It's sad that I have such a wonderful child, and I still think I can't do it. 
What happens when I have a second one, and the second one is the devil? What will I do then? 

I am a Theta Mom. I am not perfect. The way I raise my child is not perfect. My child will not be perfect. But what can you do?

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I ♥ faces

This weeks theme is pets
Nathanial and Isabel
We got them when they were just little babies that fit in the palm of my hand.
2 weeks after we moved to Arizona, Isabel "ran away." 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Getting to know you Sunday

Getting to know YOU

1.If you had 5000.00 to spend on plastic surgery what would you have done?
Boobs. When I'm done having kids, I'm getting new boobies!!
2. Do you watch Soap operas and if so what is your favorite and why?
My mom and I use to watch Guiding Light, but no more. 
3. Favorite clothing brand?
I don't have one. I wear whatever is cheap. WalMart, Target, Goodwill, etc.
4. An afternoon shopping spree at your favorite store or maid service for a year?
Maid service for sure. I hate cleaning.
5. would you ever vajazzle?
I seriously doubt it. 
6. Favorite Disney Princess?
7. Last movie that made you bawl your eyes out?
Don't really bawl at movies. Maybe a few tears escape. But I can't even remember the last movie I watched.
8. Have you ever broken any bones and if so what?
Broke my foot last September. It still hurts!!!

I know I have been a bad blogger lately, I apologize!! I have some fun things coming up, so stay tuned.

30 day Theme A Day Journal!!
Each day will have a prompt to journal about.  
The first day is super easy: An Introduction to you and your blog
Link up on this post, so I can follow along with your journal! 
If there are enough people, I will make a fun button for everyone! 
And possibly....a prize for the cutest journal!
We only have one person signed up....That makes me sad.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Super awesome handbag giveaway!!!

Ok..this giveaway gets a post all it's own. I'm just copying the post from Little Yaya's

Shopping for stylishly elegant purses and handbags doesn't have to be unaffordable. Twisted Orchid offers elite Mad By Design Purses and Handbags. Each Mad By Design handbag and purse radiates quality and glamorous detail. From the pages of People Style Watch to Lucky, Elle and Oprah, trendspotters and fashion provocateurs alike are raving about Twisted Orchid's super chic selection.

I had the opportunity to experience a luxurious Vulvan Black Large Handbag from Twisted Orchid's Mad By Design collection.

 This animal friendly leather tote is a great everyday bag to add to your collection. Both stylish and versatile there is plenty of room to carry all of your essentials plus multiple strap options. 17”x14”x5”.

I really like how this beautiful bag comes with a long strap attachment. So when my gorgeous Mad by Designs Bag gets full all I have to do it add my longer strap and I am set.
Check out all the inside and outside storage my Vulvan Bag offers.
  I love that my Mad By Design handbag allows me so much space to bring everything I want when I am on the go with three kids. I don't have to use my tiny purse, diaper bag, and hold things that don't fit while I am out. This bag allows me to carry my necessities, but gives me the room I need to stash a diaper, wipe case, my water bottle, my kid's a water bottle, and so much more. 
This is a mom's dream purse, with a luxurious look and feel.

Need something super savvy in a different size or style? Twisted Orchid offers a large collection of Animal Friendly Leather HandbagsShell and Horn HandbagsShell and Horn PursesTafetta Silk Handbags, Purses Wallets & ClutchesEco Bamboo HandbagsEcoTotes, and Fashion Accessories.
Here are a few of my other favorites.
Choose from a variety of popular sizes.

With Twisted Orchid's beautiful collection of Mad By Design Bags, you are sure to find a spectacular  clutch, wallet, purse, handbag, or tote to bring home and fall in love with.

Are they not the cutest freaking purses you've seen in a long time?!?!?

Go enter the giveaway! NOW!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's Thursday....and almost Friday!!!!!

And that means new followers and people to follow!! Big list today!!

If you are a new follower, please leave a comment with your link so I can follow back!!

30 Day Journal

This blogging exercise is from toddler awesome.

So this is the deal: everyday there will be a new thing to blog about! You can make them just a regular post, or do something fun with them. Make them a scrapbook type thing, or anything!!

I am going to start on July 1st! Plenty of time to sign up on MrLinky down there to let everyone know you're going to do it! I am really excited to see what every one comes up with!

And possible...if your blog is pretty might get a special prize. :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Giveaways 5.0

Todays Giveaways!

Little Grips Spoon and Fork - The Ethertons Ends 7/9
Good Vibrations Roly Poly - Mom To Bed by 8 Ends 7/7
Stainless Steel 10 piece Cookware set - Smart & Trendy Moms Ends 7/2

This post will be updated throughout the day.

Blogger Connection

I recently joined a group called Bloggers Connection started by Val at Let’s Just Give It Away. Its a great way to connect with and help out other bloggers. Here’s a description of the program:
The world of bloggers in continually growing. There are tons of newbie bloggers searching for information and more experienced bloggers who could offer a little advice about what they have learned along the way. I am starting up Bloggers Connection as a way to help bloggers connect with other bloggers, to help grow their blog, ask or answer questions or concern they or others may have, increase traffic, gain new friends, etc. I will be pairing up bloggers in small groups of about four per group. You may get paired up with bloggers who are more or less advanced than you so you can all help each other out. You will be able to communicate via email and share and exchange ideas on how to improve your blogging experience. Here are a few suggestions on how your group can get started:
*Swap buttons
*Post a blog post and link to a fellow bloggers
*Swap guest post
*Interview each other
*If you have giveaway offer an extra entry for entering each other giveaways
*Start a shared meme
*Follow, subscribe, etc. to each other blogs
*Discuss idea on how to gain followers, etc.

Check out my groups blogs, their buttons are on the left under "Blogger Connections"

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Trying to edit my layout. Please excuse my dust. I really love the one I had I just want the sidebar to be on the right and the entries to be wider. Anyone want to help?

Getting To Know This Blogger 3.0

Getting to know YOU

1. While at the beach, pool, etc..Do you cover up your assets or show them off?
Use to show them off, after giving birth you tend to cover up more.
2. Road trips or Plane trips?
Road trips by myself. Plane trips with other people.
3. I can't stand it when...?
People are rude. Cameron bites his nails. 
4. Have you ever gone topless at the beach?
5. How many blog carnivals do you do a week?
A lot. There's like 5 on Fridays alone. 
6. My favorite thing about the weekend is...?
Sleeping in one day. 
7. Pancakes or waffles?
Pancakes for sure. From Dennys
8. Water Park or Amusement Park?
Amusement park. I don't like water in my face. 

Happy Fathers Day

To MY daddy, who I still call daddy to this day. He is my world, he would do anything for me. 
And to my wonderful baby daddy. :) Ryder and I love you very much dada. 

Friday, June 18, 2010


Thank you to all my new followers!!!
I will visit your blogs and follow you back as soon as I can.
I have been working on Ryders cake since 11 this morning!!!! And I still have at least an hour to do in the morning. AND his own personal cake. Busy busy busy.

Just wanted to let all my followers/readers know that I'm here, alive and well.

Five Question Friday & Another Follow


The Girl Creative

Smart and Trendy Moms

1. What is your favorite thing about summertime?
Being warm; BBQ and beer

2. What is your ideal retirement location (if money didn't matter)?
I need to be about 30 feet from the ocean, have grass and trees every where. And not by a lot of people. 

3. Do you live in the same town you grew up in?
Nope. Grew up in San Leandro, moved to Boring, moved to Ocotillo, moved to Estacada, moved to Orlando, moved to Woodland, and now in Scottsdale. 

4. What nervous habit did you have as a child that you kicked to the curb before becoming an adult?
Talking too fast. 

5. What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you while on the job?
Split my pants a few times. Fell a lot. But now I'm a SAHM so there are a lot of embarassing things; like going to the store with puke and poop all over myself.

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My fauk you Friday:

  • I hate  Woodland drivers
  • I hate stupid childish adults
  • Planning a birthday party should not be this hard
  • LOATHES getting up before 6 am everyday with my child

***Take the Stars***