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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy Labor Day with DIY Poppers!



DIY POPPERS;
PIN IT - HERE
 CHECK OUT HOW TO MAKE THEM - HERE

I'm at work but we are going to cook-out, so these would be wonderful for today's celebration! 






THE BEST HOMEMADE FRIED PICKLE SPEARS;
PIN IT - HERE
CHECK OUT HOW TO MAKE THEM - HERE



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Easy Chalkboard Sign


The easy chalkboard is good to have around for any occasion! It's well worth the few extra dollars spent for the primer. Since I already had the chalkboard spray paint hanging around from last year's Halloween project. 

All you'll need;

A board to use (I got this from thrift store for $1)
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Primer Spray Paint
Sand paper (from dollar tree)





// Sand the board
// Wash it lightly and let it dry for one day.
// Spray with primer, let dry for another day. 
// Spray two or 3 times of chalkboard paint, and let dry for one more day. 

Then write whatever you'd like! 


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Baby Sprinkle Ideas

Good morning! I am 24 weeks today!

baby is the size of an Ear of a Corn. 


I couldn't get a good picture of myself today, but next week I'll have one!! ;) 

As we bring the last week of August, I decided to share my ideas for my baby sprinkle! 

So I have had this planned since FOR EVER. I got the idea off of, where else, Pinterest!! I knew I had everything from Josiah so I didn't really need the big items that you normally get your first pregnancy. BUT this time I'm having a GIRL! AND who doesn't LOVE to shop for a girl!! 

I had just posted my Baby Wish List when I got mostly everything I needed for this baby. Not exactly what I wanted but, it's PINK! LOL  (I will post an update on everything I have soon!)

I have noticed it is not as uncommon as I thought it would be! Even Babies 'R Us, has Baby Sprinkle Ideas on there site. The point of the Baby Sprinkle is a lighter version of the "Baby Shower". For repeat mother's that have everything on the traditional baby registries and just want to have a gathering for little things they may need for the pregnancy or baby. They are becoming very popular for second and third babies.




So these are the ideas I got off of my Pinterest board. I was having two of my best friends throw this baby sprinkle for me, BUT I didn't want to KILL them with my demands! So I'm throwing it myself. I'm doing EVERYTHING. and that may seem like too much, but I love the idea! 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

One Ingredient Sunburn Relief



That's it! 



The night it happened



24 hour later. No peeling, and no more sun burn! 

Of course, times vary on how burnt you got. I usually peel very easily. So the vinegar made the burn go away quicker then normal. =)

Have a great summer! 


Monday, August 25, 2014

5forFIVE









It always seems like Monday is right around the corner! BUT today I'm actually excited this Monday, because I'm off tomorrow and the next day! It's MY weekend! 

http://www.thestickynoteaddict.com/2014/03/5-for-five-volume-52.html

1. WALK AROUND THE BLOCK 4X

2. DON'T EAT OUT ALL WEEK 


3. NAIL POLISH RACK


4. SEND BACK VERIZON PHONE


5. SEND BACK BOOTS TO MACY'S


6. GET A PLANNER!





1. SET UP HOOTSUITE - I need to make this a priority! My social networking skills are horrible! 

2. FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO PRINTABLES (FOR MY BABY SHOWER) - I really don't want to pay someone to do these. I know exactly what I want so I just want to figure out how to do it myself! 

3. NAIL POLISH RACK - I'm officially over it! HAHAHA I'm giving it to my friend's boyfriend today and he is going to make it for me!! Hopefully it'll be done by next week. I've got to get these polishes from out of my closet!  

4. DO AT LEAST 1 THIRTY-ONE PARTY A WEEK - I already have one before August ends. So my goal is to have at least one a week. And I mean online parties LOL since my fear of speaking in public hasn't changed yet! 

5. DRINK LESS CAFFEINE (1 cup/soda per day) - I'm not sure if this has anything to do with how baby girl is doing flips every night in my stomach but I sure hope to end that! 

6. CALL MY CASE WORKERS BOSS - I'm in the process of phone tag with this lady now. It has been three weeks since I've been trying to get in contact with my case worker for medicaid and it's starting to get very frustrating!!!

7. START MY MEAL PLAN TODAY - Me and Tay tay have a weekly planner for our meals. I am very excited to see if I can actually stick to it! I may even have a post up about it! 


I can't even believe I did almost everything on my list! I couldn't help but to eat out because it was my 27th birthday! 




//  It was healthy though! But my snack the movies later that night wasn't so much. LOL you can see what I did for my birthday weekend HERE

//  I haven't gotten a call about bringing my phone back, so I'm keeping it until they say something. I'm pretty sure that I don't have to send it back anyways. So I making that GREEN this week because It won't be on my list anymore!!!! 

//  Instead of just walking around the neighborhood.. I take Josiah to parks, Busch Gardens, and the Zoo. It keeps my active and moving. It's far more interesting then just a walk around the block. I am counting down the days where I'm back at the gym doing Zumba and the running on the treadmill !

//  I mentioned last time that I got a planner on Etsy. Well as it turns out, I found one in the store that was just the right size. So I bought the one in Walmart instead. But I'll still be keeping and eye out for another one. I started selling Thirty-One so maybe I can get a new Fold -It up Organizer.


What are your plans / goals for the weeks ahead?

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Social


Social Sunday

1. What are you most looking forward to about Fall?
The crafts!! I can't wait to do all the crafts on my Pinterest board! ALSO starting to sell Thirty-One! I can't wait to see how many sales I get. Which I'm hoping to be a lot as I'm trying to get some extra income for when I go on maternity leave! 

Guess what? We've got 100  Items for $20 or less!
2. What is your favorite sports team?
I don't have one, I like to say that I'm a fan of the Saints though! especially since I have the Fleur de lis tattooed on the back of my leg  ;)



3. If you could go back to college is there one thing you would change?
Wellll I didn't go to college. But I am thinking hard about starting soon. I need to find a career!

4. What was your favorite class you ever took? HS or College.
I didn't like high school very much so to say the least I would have to say Gym or my computer classes. LOL 

5. Reach into your purse what is the first thing you grab?
Don't you just love my new purse!!! I got it for my birthday


That would be my cell phone. We can't live with out that right?!



Next week’s questions
1. What is one thing you hate doing?

2. What is one thing you hate shopping for?
3. What is one thing you love doing?
4. What is one place you love going?
5. What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily?

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Baby Girl Nursery Inspirations

It's going to be really hard to try to make a "Nursery" because the kids, no matter what have to share a room. But this is basically my wish list no matter what!

Since I found out that I'm having a girl I have been going crazy online searching for everything! It's not just me either. All of my friends and family are doing the same thing. I'm so blessed to be pregnant and to have it a girl is even more a blessing!!!  ^_^

Having a boy first is my excuse for wanting everything in pink this time around. I mean everything! the darkest pink you can find. That's what I want!

We did get a used crib for Josiah, but he never slept in it. This time SHE WILL ! Of course when she is 0-6 months she will be sleeping in my room, so therefore I want a pack n play with a rocking seat. When she becomes 6 months, and no longer fits in the pack n play rocker, she will be going in this crib.








Seeing as how I'm trying to get baby to sleep by herself. I'm hoping that the night light will help. And since they have to share a room, maybe it'll help both of them sleep ALONE!!! Josiah has one of these, so I'll have to get the Minnie Mouse one for her since I do want to keep some sort of a theme going. Like I said in the Baby Girl Wish List, I do want the Minnie Mouse play yard! 



Dream Lites Disney Minnie Mouse Night Light - Walmart





This Alphabet wall Décor is a must! I have been wanting it for a very long time, it's so cute and goes perfect with any theme! Like I've said before, her and Josiah will be sharing a room, so this is perfect for them both! I've been keeping my eye out on Etsy, and this is the cheapest around.


Alphabet Wall Décor - Etsy


How did you decorate you little one's bedroom? 


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Friday, August 22, 2014

YOUR NEW THIRTY-ONE CONSULTANT!

Hey ladies! I just want to update you a little bit. 

I have started selling Thirty-One! 

& I couldn't be more excited... 

I fell for these bags the first party I had, which was just last week! I signed up immediately! The bags are amazing and I can't wait to share them with you! 

You can view the catalog HERE 

I'll just give you a quick glance at what we have..


Exclusive Chill-icious Thermals: One Cute Deal, One Monthly Only!
These chill-icious thermal special is ran through the month of August ONLY . Please contact me to order these cute bags before this amazing deal is over and they are gone! 



WE HAVE ITEMS UNDER $20!!!






HOSTING A PARTY WITH ME CAN GET YOU DISCOUNTED, HALF-PRICED  AND EVEN FREE BAGS! 

Get a Lunch Break Thermal for $5 when you host a $200 party!*


ONLINE AND CATALOG PARTIES

Can’t host a party event? Ask me about hosting an online or catalog party.


NOW IS ALSO THE PERFECT TIME TO SELL THIRTY-ONE!!!! #JOINMYTEAM 
Income chart


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Baby Bump Hump Day {23 Weeks}



Baby is size of a Pomegranate 


Symptoms
  Through the night I am still having leg cramps. Mainly while stretching. I don't know why I have to stretch so much but every time I do.. I pull my hamstring!  

Cravings
  I have been craving anything sweet. Or salty. Anything that's not green or orange, honestly =\ 

Maternity Clothes
  I have been buying a lot of clothes second hand and on sale at Kohl's. Joe bought be a maternity shirt that I just absolutely LOVE! I'll be sure to post it on instagram or facebook

Weight gain
  Last week I stepped on the scale and it said I was 169. Which exceeded the amount I was suppose to be gaining. This morning right after waking up I got on it and it said I was 166.5. Now that is a normal weight gain. About 15 pounds in 23 weeks. 

Exercising
 I haven't been working out but I have been walking around a lot. Taking Josiah any where is exercise. I have thought a lot about starting some sort of exercise when I get about 30 weeks.

Stretch Marks
I have had stretch marks since Josiah. I feel like I probably have gotten more this pregnancy, but I didn't record it, so I'm not too sure but right now I have been using ItWorks Stretch Mark cream, I will be sure to post about that asap too! (I'll have a giveaway for a wrap too!)

Movement
 She is still moving ALL day long! I am very nervous about her hours! I feel her up all through the night and she is pretty quite during the noon and evening time. -_- I'm going to have a lot of work on my hands! I will probably have to find a night job!!!

Labor Signs
 No and I hope not until full term!

Gender
  We found out HERE what we were having! & I'm still so excited about it. I see anything girly and I want it! but I can't forget I still have a 4 year old to buy for! lol

Belly button in or out?
 Still in.

Nursery
 I haven't been looking any more because the budget is on a limit right now, I will look more next week! 

Doc Appointment
 Since my last posts I have obviously had many appointments. My recent ones were ultrasounds. I am so blessed to have seen her so many times this pregnancy! Baby weighs 13.3 oz and everything looked good! 






Also I caught the baby moving! Check it out on my facebook page!! 





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Monday, August 18, 2014

This weekend I.. *Birthday Edition*


Good morning everyone! 



Sooo, I was suppose to work for my 27th birthday (which was Wednesday)  but a lovely co-worker offered to take my shift. I need the money but I was so bummed I had to work, I decided I needed the break, so I took it! I got this balloon and card from my baby. it was tooo funny, I love him!!

I feel a lot older then 27 boy! back pains and these veins popping out of my legs! LOL that could just be pregnancy BUT I'm pretty sure it's from old age. 



//The day of my birthday I took Josiah to Busch Gardens. He had a blast.

//My mom made my favorite dinner. Schnitzel. ^_^

//I ran some errands, and after posting my Baby Girl Wish List, I decided to let my mom get a used stroller to match the used car seat my mom had bought a few weeks back. They are both in great condition. I'm just grateful to not have to spend much. 



// I started selling 31! So if you would like to host an online party with me you can contact me HERE

// This weekend I took off. We had a yard sale. I basically made money to spend this weekend. 

// I went to dinner with my mom and couple of friends. 

// Me and Joe went to Macy's to get him a shirt but I saw this purse and he got it for me! (my birthday present!) 

// We got to see my baby girl this weekend!! And yes I mean WE as in ME and Joe!!! He never went to an appointment with Josiah and I'm excited for him to see the ultrasound up close and personal. Especially because they never get good pictures to take home. 

// I got my comforter sets from Kohl's! I love it and I'm not even done decorating yet. I have no space in my room, I'm going to share it with you when I finish.

// Took Josiah bowling with his cousin. 




how was your weekend? 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Baby Girl Wish List

Where is the time going? I'm already 22 weeks today?! My birthday!

I'm 27 years old today!! 

So back to baby, lol....I know for a fact that I'm having a "Baby Sprinkle" when it comes to my baby girl.. because I do in fact have everything from Josiah that I don't need anything big. BUT IT'S A GIRL! I wasn't going to get anything but everyone insists on me getting GIRLY things! So here is my wish List!!! 





When I had Josiah, he slept in our bed for the most part until.. Well even to this day. It's on and off with him. One day he is fine with sleeping by himself and the next he won't leave us alone until someone is in that room with him.

I really want to change it up and get a pack n play for my baby girl. Mostly so we can change the habit of having someone to sleep with. I do not and will not let her get like Josiah and not be dependent sleeping.

Of course I (have to) ;)  get a stroller system that are pink AND match. BUT it's so hard to find the right pack n play! The one I'm looking for has music and vibration that I can move around to the rocking seat at home or the play pen when we are traveling. AND still matches the stroller system. This is the best I can find. And the most expensive.

The bobby pillow was a great thing to have with Josiah. I do still have his and my mom has actually bought many more online. If you don't have one and  purchase at target you'll get a $10 gift card.

I breastfed Josiah til he was at least 6 months old. I definitely want to breastfeed again, as long as little one will latch on. Of course I will also be going back to work, so I will have to pump and bottle feed her when she is at my moms. I have seen one of these online for over $200. BUT I got a steal when I got a used one for only $30! I reconfirmed that I could get new parts and tubes from the hospital or from my WIC office.

  1. Glider and Ottoman - Walmart
  2. Pack N Play W/ Rocking Seat - Minnie's Garden Collection - Babies R Us
  3. Car Seat - Minnie's Garden Collection - Babies R Us
  4. Stroller - Minnie's Garden Collection - Babies R Us
  5. Medela Breast Pump W/ Tote Bag - Amazon
  6. Boppy Pillow - Target w/ $10 Gift Card
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Monday, August 11, 2014

5forFIVE


IT'S MONDAY ALREADY!?!

I skipped last week, because life happened. I think I'm going to start doing this every two weeks anyways or maybe once a month!! 

I have been stressing myself out every week to try to get my goals done and it's too much for my real life. So since I'm going to do this once every two weeks, I'll probably add more then just 5 goals. Unless I just don't feel like it =P

http://www.thestickynoteaddict.com/2014/03/5-for-five-volume-52.html
1. DON'T EAT OUT ALL WEEK
2. WALK AROUND THE BLOCK 2X
3. NAIL POLISH RACK
4. RETURN LAPTOP TO WALMART
5. GET A PLANNER!



1. WALK AROUND THE BLOCK 4X
2. DON'T EAT OUT ALL WEEK
3. NAIL POLISH RACK
4. SEND BACK VERIZON PHONE
5. SEND BACK BOOTS TO MACY'S
6. GET A PLANNER!



I finally took the computer back and got another one! THEN I finally transferred all my pictures from my old phone to the computer. I can't be more excited! LOL Knowing I didn't lose my pictures is a wonderful feeling. Now I need to call Verizon and make sure that I even need to return the phone in the first place.  
Walking around felt so much better then sitting around all day. I've been doing this at least 2 times a week.. This also means running around busch gardens or water country, or even walking at the park. I also started doing little exercises like leg lifts and things like that while I'm not doing anything at all.
After weeks of planning on doing this nail polish rack, and trying to do it myself.. I'm just so nervous that I'm going to mess it up. break the wood and all of that. So I'm probably going to just have someone that has done it before, do this one for me. I know, there's no fun in that. BUT I need the space that these bags of nail polish is taking up in my room! 
I found an etsy shop for an instant download of planners. I just needed to find a real planner to put the paper in. I love it! You can buy and download it here. It's only 8 bucks!  Although after buying and printing this, I DID find a free one on Pinterest.

I'm not doing Mani Monday, because I'm waiting for my Birthday to get my nails done. My birthday is Wednesday!!! I'll be 27 years! Man I'm getting old. LOL 

Do you have weekly goals?


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Frozen Fruit Pops




Cool off from this HOT weather with these homemade frozen fruit pops made with fresh fruit puree!

Aren't these the prettiest things! I just love the vibrant colors you can get from using fresh fruit, and the flavors are refreshing and sweet.

You can use any fruit you want. I added a little sugar because my fruit tasted a little tart, but you can leave it out or use stevia if you prefer.
Frozen Fruit Pops
What you'll need; 
  • 9 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 5 oz kiwi, peeled
  • 5 oz fresh strawberries
  • 5 oz fresh blueberries
First your going to start off by making a simple syrup. Combining water and sugar in a small pot and bring to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Set aside.

Puree fruit separately in the blender (I used my new food processor). Put aside in 3 small bowls.

Divide the syrup between the fruit purees and mix in.

Equally fill your cups with the kiwi puree and place in the freezer; freeze one hour.

Add strawberry puree and freeze 20 minutes. Insert tops and freeze at least 2 hours. Add blueberry puree and freeze overnight.




YOU'LL WANT TO 


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Pregnancy Essentials



When I was pregnant with Josiah, nothing mattered as far as "doing things by the book". Now that I am actually into this pregnancy and I'm having a girl.... I'm in it more then ever! Being pregnant you usually think about the baby a lot more then you do your self. BUT this essential list is about YOU! Pregnancy comes with swollen feet, nausea, and cravings for every thing your not suppose to have!

Here of a couple of my essentials for this pregnancy.

1. PRENATAL VITAMINS 

I don't use anything fancy, as a matter of fact I got mine from the WIC office. Even if you can't get WIC, they will give you a bottle. Any doctor you go to and find out that your pregnant should give you exactly what you need.

2. BABY HEART MONITOR / FETAL DOPPLER - Similar


I have become obsessed. I said that wouldn't but it is the only way I know that I still have a baby alive in me. I heard mixed reviews about using them. I have heard about sound waves hurting the baby, but I looked it up and they said it wasn't anything like that. They are more worried that you will mistake any movements in your stomach *and yes your stomach has movements other then the baby* for the actual baby. I have become so attached to this machine I can now find babies heartbeat within a seconds. It's best to use this after 12 weeks of pregnancy, that's when it was harder for me to find a heartbeat.

3. A GOOD FACE REGIMEN

If you haven't been pregnant or just became pregnant you'll start o notice that your face wants to re-visit your teeenage years. And if you don't ever get them, KUDOS to you! I wouldn't recommend anti acne washes. You will want something that is sensitive. And of course drink a lot of water. 

4. BOOKS

Even if you don't follow everything the book says, it's still a good read. I love reading about things that are going on in my body during this amazing thing they call pregnancy. I got a few books from thrift stores. That's the best place to buy them honestly! I also had a few given to my by friends.

5. MATERNITY BELT / BELLY BAND

This is has helped tremendously in my back pain!  You can get these from www.bellybuttonband.com FREE with the code "ENJOYBB" All you do is pay shipping! 

6. PREGNANCY BRA

I have ditched my old bras! I am now using a wireless bra that is so ugly but yet so comfortable! Your probably going to need a bigger size especially further along in your pregnancy. Once you have baby and are breastfeeding like me, there are bra to help in that area too! I will be getting one of these this time around. With Josiah I just had no bra and wore tank tops hahaha I don't recommend that. I remember now my back hurting a lot.

7. EXTRA PILLOWS - Similar


Sleeper Keeper Pillow, Vintage Turquoise

 I can say that this is magical! I actually just got the pregnancy pillow. AND I love it!

8. TYLENOL, GINGER, & TUMS

With my past pregnancies I have had it all. Morning sickness, headaches, body aches, heartburn and even SHINGLES! Tylenol is the only thing you can take while your pregnant without harming your unborn. Whenever I did feel morning sickness coming on I grab a real ginger ale and it goes away almost immediately. Heartburn on the other hand.. I had it faithfully all the time. It just started happening to me after I eat dinner.sI'm pretty sure my diet had something to do with it because I don't eat healthy at all! Tums was and is my best friend.

9. BANANAS

I have noticed since I added a banana in my diet here and there, my leg cramps have stopped in the middle of the night! I'm so relieved!!

10. WARDROBE 

Being pregnant in the beginning of the year pretty much means your going to be pregnant during all seasons. I had Josiah in November and now this baby is due in December. I am getting all the seasons. I'm going through hot stage right now to where I wear nothing but summer dresses and loose shorts. During the cold months it's a little harder to dress, because you actually have to buy a jacket that fits, and shoes that are going to be comfortable during your swelling stage! 

11. TISSUE

Yes, Tissue. This is for all the crying you'll be doing during this pregnancy! You can be in the worst or happiest mood, and still cry over anything! I am definitely guilty of this one as well. 

12. COCOA BUTTER STRETCH MARK CREAM 



I didn't even think about this when I was pregnant with Josiah. I didn't get stretch marks with him until I was about 30 weeks. This pregnancy I keep it in the bathroom to be sure that I use it every time I get out of the shower! As you can see, I need more!! LOL

13. PHONE APPS

When I found out a few weeks ago that I was about 18 weeks along, I downloaded every app that you cold think of!

14. HEALTHY SNACKS

This can also help morning sickness! But most of all, for your cravings. I know that it's probably not what you were craving but if you have it on you, or around you, you may change your mind and you'll eat it anyways. You'll feel better physically and mentally after eating your healthy snacks. 





Tuesday, August 5, 2014

*18 week Ultrasounds* Blessed

I know I am late, but these are the ultrasound pictures from when I found out what we were having. 

This was baby girl at 18 weeks










Like I said this is from when I was 18 weeks, I am going to be 21 weeks tomorrow. I have been blessed to see my baby multiple times this pregnancy. And I'm just so happy to have made it past my first trimester and as far as I am right now. I am writing this because I had a TERRIBLE nightmare last night that I almost woke up in tears, I had to remind myself that it was only that. A nightmare. It was so real that I actually wonder if I screamed as loud as I did in the nightmare, out loud. I'm at work right now but I can't wait to go home and listen to my baby's heartbeat! 

Have a great day! I sure will try! 

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