Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rockin' Blogger

Y'all, I have been awarded this Rockin' Blogger award by the totally rad Destiny of Rockin' Mama you should go follow her and tell her I sent you!

So the rules of this award are:

★Accept Award
★Pass The Award To Other Rockin' Bloggers
★Come Back To Rockin' Blogger Award & Link Your Blog!

Here we go! I'm passing this award on to the following Rockin' Bloggers:

Absolutely Narcissism
High Heeled Love
A Momma's Desires and Pacifiers
Mom 2 Memphis and Ruby
The Daily Tay

Go check these bloggers out and show them some love!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sh!t I Hate Sunday

Grab a button and link up with your own list of Shit you hate with Rockin' Mama.

Shit I hate...people who don't know how to drive in the rain. Seriously people, it's just a little water! If you don't know how to drive in it get off the freakin' roads!

Shit I hate...that good people, who actually WANT to work can't land a job to save their lives.

Shit I hate...when my bottle of rum runs dry. Truly. ;)

Shit I hate...that every single property in the entire city of Phoenix that is in my price range is already under contract because of damn investors. Leave some for the rest of us who need a fixer upper dudes!

Go link up with Rockin' Mama with your own list!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

That Friday Blog Hop

That Friday Blog Hop

I'm linked up with Rebecca at Let Them Eat Cake for That Friday Blog Hop! Go check her out and link up all of your links with her!

Starting next week I will be a permanent co-host with her for this weekly link up and we are currently accepting weekly co-hosts so if you are interested email one of us and let us know!

My Life Rocks Via Instagram

One of my favorite bloggers turned friend is Destiny at Rockin' Mama and she has just started a new link-up for those of us who are addicted to Instagram (are you following me on IG yet?).

Rules are simple:
★Follow Destiny
★Grab the button
★Create your post
★Bring your ass back to link up
★Go stalk and meet new hookers!

1. I love my daughter
2. Hannah showing off her tattoo placement
3. Serious storm moving in
4. Yet another haboob rolling through this desert
5. Hot mama (ow ow!)
6. Fake nails again? Or are they just press on? hmmm
7. Ouch. I fell off my bike. Seriously, how old am I that I fall of my freakin bike.
8. Wine + the pool = happy mama
9. Gorgeous sunset in the Valley of the Sun

Go link up your IG collage and show Rockin' Mama how much she rocks for hosting such a great link up!

It's OK

Its Ok Thursdays

It's week 52 of It's OK with Neely and Amber so get your list ready and head over to link up with these fab girls!

It's OK...

...to not tell everyone every.single.thing that happens in your life

...to keep your opinions of other people to yourself

...to want to get your new car washed like every day (no, I haven't actually done it everyday but I have wanted to!)

...to dream and plan for what you want for your family

...to be there and support friends and family who need it without taking on their problems as your own

...to yell at stupid people who keep driving instead of pulling off to the side of the road when a fire truck/ambulance or other EMS vehicle is coming up blazing lights and sirens behind you

And that's my list for this week! Kind of all over the place but you know what? It's OK! HA!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bye Bye Baby Maker

I know this post is going to come as a surprise to some of you. I have shared in the past about how long we have been trying to have a second child here, here, here and here. I've also shared here and here. And now, I'm going to share why we have decided that we are complete as a family of 3 and will no longer be trying to have a baby.

Over the last few months, we had a ton of fertility testing done and all the results came back that there was nothing seriously wrong causing my infertility. The only thing that has prevented pregnancy is the fact that I have PCOS. Anyway, hubby and I have had many long discussions over the years about what we want and how many kids we wanted and how far we were willing to go in order to try and make that happen. In the last couple of months we came to the conclusion that we were completely happy as we are right now. We decided that we didn't actually WANT anymore kids. We were just continuing to try because it was expected of us by certain people and that we needed to stop and reevaluate.

Now, we've talked about this decision before but it never felt right. There was never peace with the decision. This time is different. I am completely at peace in my decision to not have anymore kids and to not even try anymore. I've even made an appointment with my gyn to discuss removing my baby making parts! I am really excited to move on to the next phase of life not worrying about any of the physical issues I deal with on a monthly basis. I have an appt in a couple of weeks now and I'm looking forward to finding out what the next step is and taking it.

We know that we are doing the right thing for us and our family and couldn't be happier with our choice! Yay!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Friday Blog Hop!

So yea! The week is almost over and the weekend is almost here. You know what that means! That Friday Blog Hop is up and running.

There are no rules. Just link up any and all your social networking.

So let another Friday come and hopefully get a bunch of blogs and other sites linked on here for you all to find and follow! And hopefully build some awesome friendships like I have.

That Friday Blog Hop

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The fabulous Rebecca from Let Them Eat Cake hosts this Blog Hop every Friday and she is letting me co-host this week! She is also one of my awesome sponsors, so make sure you check out her blog and leave her some love!

Let Them Eat Cake

So link up all your social networks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

It's OK

Its Ok Thursdays

I haven't done an It's OK post in a while and figured it was a good way to come back to blogging on a regular basis! So let's get 'er done!

It's OK...

...to take an unexpected break from blogging when things are just to hectic in real life

...to be completely over summer and ready for fall...in July

...to be head over heels in love with a car

...to realize that your family is complete at 3 (more on this in a whole separate post to come!)

...to obsessively pin awesome ideas for my house on Pinterest (are you following me on Pinterest yet?)

...to be totally excited for school to start back up in less than a month now

What's on your It's OK list? Head over to Amber or Neely's blog and link up your list!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

June Photo Dump

Wow, you guys...I have been seriously out of it.

Happy 4th of July! Can you seriously believe we are already more than halfway through the year? What fun plans do you have for today? It is super cloudy and actually raining here in Phoenix today, shocking! But I will bet you won't find many people complaining since we get so little actual weather here.

June was a big month for us, check out some of the stuff we've been up to...

We moved Hannah into a new room, she loves it and it looks super cute!

Mama got a couple of new dresses...I haven't worn a dress in a couple of years but I am loving the summer dresses I've seen lately. I also got a new bathing suit but I don't think anyone needs to see that on the blog! haha

It happened. Mama got her dream car!!! My 2010 Dodge Charger is awesome! Her name is Roxy and she is gorgeous and I'm in love.

Yet another Haboob in the desert.

Hubby found this awesome location for pictures. It is called the Arizona Falls and it's waterfalls right in the middle of the city! More pictures to come on this place..

Excuse me, I mustache you a question...lol

I hope you have all been having a fantastic summer, as you can see I've been having a blast and can't wait to spend more time at the pool and take a few road trips. We were supposed to go to SoCal this weekend, but I am battling a sinus infection, bronchitis and possible pneumonia. I'm not feeling very good but I'm enjoying all the rest and naps I get to take ;)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Button Swapping

Happy Sunday lovelies!

Time to take care of a little blog business. Here we are at July 1st (unbelievable how fast this year is going!). I am looking for some Blog Swappin' buddies for the month! I was going to use PassionFruit Ads this month but I think I'm going to hold off. If you are interested in swapping with me, shoot me an email or leave me a comment with your email address.