Thursday, September 27, 2012

That Friday Blog Hop



Welcome to the new That Friday Blog Hop.
With your hosts: Rebecca @ Let Them Eat Cake and Chrissy @ A Lil' Dash Of Diva. Hop around, have fun, and find lots of fun blogs to enjoy!

So here is what we ask from all of you lovely people.
  1. Follow the two hosts
  2. Follow the week's special co-host
  3. Grab the button, share it everywhere to spread the word
Let Them Eat Cake

Hosts:
Let Them Eat Cake Photobucket

Our co-host this week is Mary from A Day In The Life. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on her button below. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well. We all love comment love!


 If you are interested in being a co-host, please contact either myself or Rebecca.
We would love to have you.
So link up all your social networks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Thirsty for followers?


Come get to know us and stay for a drink.
This blog hop is hosted by

Obviously MARvelous

&

A Lil Dash of Diva

1. Follow your hostesses by subscribing via reader and/or email
(Make sure to verify this subscription by clicking and confirming the email link you are sent. Following this way is a two step process)

2. Link up the main home page of your blog on the Linky Below

3. Copy and paste the Thirsty Thursday button in a blog post or on your sidebar (found on my sidebar)

4. Click other links on the Linky and follow some new friends


~Obviously MARvelous~

I'm Marcie (aka MAR) from Obviously MARvelous! My blog offers a look at my life as an outspoken, funny, tattooed wife and SAHM of 3 as well as some wonderful product reviews and giveaways! Please have a look around and enter a giveaway or two!
(You can subscribe to my feed via reader/email by clicking the links on the right sidebar)

&


~A Lil Dash of Diva~~

I’m Chrissy from A Lil’ Dash of Diva! My blog offers a look at my life in general; from photography to my struggles with infertility and PCOS as well as my love of makeup and all things girly, pink and sparkly. I talk about my family and I try to keep things as real as possible. I love linkups and blog hops and you can expect a few reviews and giveaways sprinkled in along the way.
(You can subscribe to my blog via GFC or to your preferred reader on my left sidebar)



Wow, Crazy Times

I promise I have not fallen off the face of the earth! We had to move and so I've been busy packing and getting things in storage and trying to find a new place to live. Currently we are staying with a friend while we try to find a new place. Things are crazy but we are all good. I will be back soon with my regular posts!!

Thanks for understanding girlies!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

That Friday Blog Hop



Welcome to the new That Friday Blog Hop.
With your hosts: Rebecca @ Let Them Eat Cake and Chrissy @ A Lil' Dash Of Diva. Hop around, have fun, and find lots of fun blogs to enjoy!

So here is what we ask from all of you lovely people.
  1. Follow the two hosts
  2. Follow the week's special co-host
  3. Grab the button, share it everywhere to spread the word
Let Them Eat Cake

Hosts:
Let Them Eat Cake Photobucket

Our co-host this week is Anna from A Sweet Southern Mess. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on her button below. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well. We all love comment love!


 If you are interested in being a co-host, please contact either myself or Rebecca.
We would love to have you.
So link up all your social networks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Thirsty for followers?


Come get to know us and stay for a drink.
This blog hop is hosted by

Obviously MARvelous

&

A Lil Dash of Diva

1. Follow your hostesses by subscribing via reader and/or email
(Make sure to verify this subscription by clicking and confirming the email link you are sent. Following this way is a two step process)

2. Link up the main home page of your blog on the Linky Below

3. Copy and paste the Thirsty Thursday button in a blog post or on your sidebar (found on my sidebar)

4. Click other links on the Linky and follow some new friends


~Obviously MARvelous~

I'm Marcie (aka MAR) from Obviously MARvelous! My blog offers a look at my life as an outspoken, funny, tattooed wife and SAHM of 3 as well as some wonderful product reviews and giveaways! Please have a look around and enter a giveaway or two!
(You can subscribe to my feed via reader/email by clicking the links on the right sidebar)

&


~A Lil Dash of Diva~~

I’m Chrissy from A Lil’ Dash of Diva! My blog offers a look at my life in general; from photography to my struggles with infertility and PCOS as well as my love of makeup and all things girly, pink and sparkly. I talk about my family and I try to keep things as real as possible. I love linkups and blog hops and you can expect a few reviews and giveaways sprinkled in along the way.
(You can subscribe to my blog via GFC or to your preferred reader on my left sidebar)


Sunday, September 16, 2012

His and Her Q&A

His&Her Q&A


How did your other half make you feel loved this past week?
His: She was always happy to see me when I came home from work
Her: He was extremely supportive and understanding of my feelings after a really intense week.

What was your biggest hobby as a little kid?
His: Building models
Her: Dolls? I really don't remember anything being that big a deal as a kid.

What about the world makes you sad?
His: Crimes against children
Her: The evil that people do against others but especially against children.

What about the world makes you happy?
His: My wonderful family.
Her: That there are people who will truly have your back in the most difficult of situations if you just reach out and give them the chance to help.

What is your current favorite song? (Post youtube links/videos if possible!)
His: She's So Mean by Matchbox 2o
Her: She's So Mean by Matchbox 2o


If you weren't currently married/dating your other half, where do you think you would you be? (I don't know is not allowed!)
His: In Iowa still. Probably single still.
Her: I think I would probably be working in a job I hate and trying to figure out what the hell to do with the rest of my life.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
His: Football. Hunting. Biking with my daughter
Her: Hiking

What was your favorite memory from the wedding celebration/reception? (NOT THE CEREMONY. If not married yet- what do you most look forward to about your wedding celebration/reception?)
His: Dancin' with my wife ;)
Her: Dancing with my husband and then driving away into the night on a fire engine

What are some traditions that you now share together?
His: Elf on the Shelf, Hawkeyes game days
Her: Hawkeye game days, decorating for the holidays, Date Night at home
Our daughter says: Having me put the star on top of the tree

What was your favorite thing that you did this summer?
His: lots of pool time with my girls
Her: swimming with the family

YOUR TURN!!!
#1. Grab this button and put it in a new post.
#2. Tell everyone the link-up is hosted by Love the Grows and link back! (We want people to see the origination and past Q&As.)
#3. Copy and paste these questions. Delete my answers because you're an individual.
#4. Have fun answering these questions with your man! And remember, if you don't know/have an answer, make one up!
#5. Once you've published your post, click the Linky button below and link up your post here so other peeps can see it!!
#6. Read everyone elses answers that have linked up!
#7. Come back next Sunday and do it all over again!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

That Friday Blog Hop



Welcome to the new That Friday Blog Hop.
With your hosts: Rebecca @ Let Them Eat Cake and Chrissy @ A Lil' Dash Of Diva. Hop around, have fun, and find lots of fun blogs to enjoy!

So here is what we ask from all of you lovely people.
  1. Follow the two hosts
  2. Follow the week's special co-host
  3. Grab the button, share it everywhere to spread the word
Let Them Eat Cake

Hosts:
Let Them Eat Cake Photobucket

Our co-host this week is Sara from Mommy Summers. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on her button below. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well. We all love comment love!
Mommy Summers

If you are interested in being a co-host, please contact either myself or Rebecca.
We would love to have you.
So link up all your social networks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Thirsty for followers?


Come get to know us and stay for a drink.
This blog hop is hosted by

Obviously MARvelous

&

A Lil Dash of Diva

1. Follow your hostesses by subscribing via reader and/or email
(Make sure to verify this subscription by clicking and confirming the email link you are sent. Following this way is a two step process)

2. Link up the main home page of your blog on the Linky Below

3. Copy and paste the Thirsty Thursday button in a blog post or on your sidebar (found on my sidebar)

4. Click other links on the Linky and follow some new friends


~Obviously MARvelous~

I'm Marcie (aka MAR) from Obviously MARvelous! My blog offers a look at my life as an outspoken, funny, tattooed wife and SAHM of 3 as well as some wonderful product reviews and giveaways! Please have a look around and enter a giveaway or two!
(You can subscribe to my feed via reader/email by clicking the links on the right sidebar)

&


~A Lil Dash of Diva~~

I’m Chrissy from A Lil’ Dash of Diva! My blog offers a look at my life in general; from photography to my struggles with infertility and PCOS as well as my love of makeup and all things girly, pink and sparkly. I talk about my family and I try to keep things as real as possible. I love linkups and blog hops and you can expect a few reviews and giveaways sprinkled in along the way.
(You can subscribe to my blog via GFC or to your preferred reader on my left sidebar)



Monday, September 10, 2012

My Daughter Wants to Be Famous

My daughter is funny, beautiful, smart, kind, loving, silly and sensitive. She loves to dance, sing, cheer, tumble, shop, build with Lego's, read, draw, do makeovers and take pictures.


When you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she will most likely say 'a singer, dancer, actress or a veterinarian'. She knows what she likes and what she doesn't without question.


Hannah has her own sense of style and knows what clothes she will or won't wear, no matter how hard I try to get her to wear those cute denim skirts or a pair of cute jeans - she refuses. She just doesn't like them. But if you show her something sparkly that does not have fit tight around the waist with elastic she will be sold.


She wants to be famous. She wants to be in front of audiences and cameras and have people be captivated by her...for now, she has her family captivated and I hope that is good enough to last her a while. I don't know that I'm ready to have a child in the spotlight ;)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

His and Her Q&A


His&Her Q&A

What is something you're scared of?
His: Not being able to provide for my family.
Her: My family being hurt or killed.

What is a household chore you HATE doing?
His: poop patrol in the backyard.
Her: dusting. or putting clean laundry away.

What is something you feel guilty about or wish you had done better this week?
His: I wish I had been more patient with Hannah
Her: Being short tempered with my daughter.

Who is your celebrity girl crush? (Yes both of you say what girl celebrity you're crushing on)
His: Eva Mendes
Her: Mila Kunis

Future son's name (that we are never gonna have)?
His: Asa Carter
Her: Asa Carter

How did you two meet? (Tell your own versions.)
His: Online, everybody's doing it.
Her: In an MSN chatroom for our local area.

Describe a typical day in your life. (Weekday.)
His: Wake up at the asscrack of dawn, hurry up and get dressed, bike to the bus stop. Take the bus part of the way to work, get back on the bike the rest of the way to the hospital. Clock in and start running my ass off. Do that for 12 hours, change clothes and get back on the bike. Bike to the bus stop, take bus most of the way home, get off bus and back on bike home. Have dinner with my wife, kiss the kids and spend some time online before bed. The end. Oh and don't forget coffee, coffee coffee and hospital food.
Her: Get up, get the girls ready for school. Take Hannah to school, come home and do some chores while Mo is eating breakfast and watching a cartoon. Do some blog/online work while Monique play's with either Barbie's or Lego's. Get lunch for us, take Mo to school, come home and shower and get myself ready for the day (yes at 1 pm). Go pick the girls up from school, come home and do homework, figure out dinner and get it started. Fix dinner for the girls and sit with them while they eat. Get the girls showered and ready for bed. Eat dinner with Sean when he's home from work. Spend time together and then go to bed.

What would you like to do when you retire?
His: Farm
Her: Be a beach bum

What is a talent you wish you were better at?
His: Music, playing instruments
Her: DIY stuff. Building, crafting, gardening.

Describe your other half in 3 words.
His: feisty, strong, caring
Her: affectionate, funny, strong

YOUR TURN!!!
#1. Grab this button and put it in a new post.
#2. Tell everyone the link-up is hosted by Chapter Something and Love the Grows and link back to us! (We want people to see the origination and past Q&As.)
#3. Copy and paste these questions. Delete my answers because you're an individual.
#4. Have fun answering these questions with your man! And remember, if you don't know/have an answer, make one up!
#5. Once you've published your post, click the Linky button below and link up your post here so other peeps can see it!!
#6. Read everyone elses answers that have linked up!
#7. Come back next Sunday and do it all over again!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Life Rocks via Instagram



Rules are simple:
★Follow me
★Grab the button
★Create your post
★Bring your ass back to link up
★Go stalk other rad lives!


1. Summer really wanted to grab Mo's binky (or boomy as she calls it)
2. Music mama gets to listen to in the car alone
3. Gorgeous clouds this week
4. Hannah and Daddy snuggles
5. The heat keeps rollin' in
6. Hannah all 'hawkeyed up' as she called it
7. Sean and Hannah at the Sandbar for the Hawkeye game
8. Summer and Mama nuggle time

That Friday Blog Hop



Welcome to the new That Friday Blog Hop.
With your hosts: Rebecca @ Let Them Eat Cake and Chrissy @ A Lil' Dash Of Diva. Hop around, have fun, and find lots of fun blogs to enjoy!

So here is what we ask from all of you lovely people.
  1. Follow the two hosts
  2. Follow the week's special co-host
  3. Grab the button, share it everywhere to spread the word
Let Them Eat Cake

Hosts:
Let Them Eat CakePhotobucket

Our co-host this week is Amy from Just Another Manic Momday. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on her button below. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well. We all love comment love!
Photobucket

If you are interested in being a co-host, please contact either myself or Rebecca.
We would love to have you.
So link up all your social networks and have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Thirsty for followers?


Come get to know us and stay for a drink.
This blog hop is hosted by

Obviously MARvelous

&

A Lil Dash of Diva

1. Follow your hostesses by subscribing via reader and/or email
(Make sure to verify this subscription by clicking and confirming the email link you are sent. Following this way is a two step process)

2. Link up the main home page of your blog on the Linky Below

3. Copy and paste the Thirsty Thursday button in a blog post or on your sidebar (found on my sidebar)

4. Click other links on the Linky and follow some new friends


~Obviously MARvelous~

I'm Marcie (aka MAR) from Obviously MARvelous! My blog offers a look at my life as an outspoken, funny, tattooed wife and SAHM of 3 as well as some wonderful product reviews and giveaways! Please have a look around and enter a giveaway or two!
(You can subscribe to my feed via reader/email by clicking the links on the right sidebar)

&


~A Lil Dash of Diva~~

I’m Chrissy from A Lil’ Dash of Diva! My blog offers a look at my life in general; from photography to my struggles with infertility and PCOS as well as my love of makeup and all things girly, pink and sparkly. I talk about my family and I try to keep things as real as possible. I love linkups and blog hops and you can expect a few reviews and giveaways sprinkled in along the way.
(You can subscribe to my blog via GFC or to your preferred reader on my left sidebar)



If You Really Knew Me..with a Giveaway!

Ok, fine...I'm doing it. I have seen everyone and their sister doing one of these posts recently so I've decided to jump on the band wagon and do my own...with a giveaway too!

If you really knew me, you'd know that I have a thing about seeing people hurting. My bones hurt, my stomach gets queasy and I feel faint. It's especially bad if its my husband or daughter.

If you really knew me, you'd know that I never went to college and I'm OK with that. I never really liked school or was good at school. I mean, I passed and did OK, but I wasn't a straight A student or anything. Also, I was home-schooled from 8th grade through high school graduation.


If you really knew me, you'd know that I don't shave my legs for most of the winter/spring. My hubby is lucky to have me shave once a month during the colder parts of the year!

If you really knew me, you'd know that most of the time I have to fake it til I make it with my self confidence. Some days I have self confidence in spades and others I am the bottom of the barrel.

If you really knew me, you'd know that I always wish I could do more. That if someone comes to me with a problem and I can't do everything I want to do to help I feel guilty.


If you really knew me, you'd know that while I don't particularly enjoy confrontation I will say what needs to be said even if I know you're not gonna like it. I would rather get things out in the open and deal with them than to have them bottled up inside and let bitterness take over.

If you really knew me, you'd know that I might act like a tough biatch but I'm really a softy. But, according to my husband I'm all unicorns and rainbows and sparkles and glitter but I will shank a bitch if I need too. lol

If you really knew me, you'd know that I am super sensitive even though I try to hide it. I cry at everything and my feelings get hurt really easily.


Now, for the fun part of today's post! I am giving away 3 gift cards!!

Winner takes all, one winner for all three gift cards!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hard Candy Love


You guys!  Oh Em Gee!!  So, I know y'all know and love her royal highness, PinkLouLou right?!  If you don't, you should!  She posted a week or two ago about some Hard Candy products she tried and I decided to try a few products after seeing her positive reviews of them.  

I scooted off to my local Wal-Mart since Hard Candy Cosmetics are sold exclusively at Wallyworld.  Fun times!  After perusing the HC section quite a bit I decided to try the Just Face It foundation.  I haven't used an actual foundation in YEARS.  I have just been using a tinted moisturizer, which don't get me wrong I love, but it was time to see if something else would work better.  And, hello!  I see a HUGE difference in the way my skin looks and feels with the foundation as opposed to just a tinted moisturizer.  Amazing!!



The next thing I tried was this Glow all the way luminzer that is infused with 24karat gold!  I got the 'dollface' color which is a very soft pastel pinky kind of color since I tend to stay away from the bronzy or coppery colors just because I think they look ridiculous on me.  I mean if the rest of my body is pink, I think its stupid for my face to be brown. Maybe that's just me though...lol  So I use this luminzer once I have the foundation on.  I put it mainly on my cheeks for that 'dewy' fresh faced look.  Again, LOVE this product.



I know I have talked before about how hard mascara is for me.  I have very sensitive eyes and have to use waterproof mascara, there have only been a couple kinds that I've found that don't irritate my eyes terribly and I'm happy to say I can now add Lashaholic to the list!  I really can't say enough good things about this mascara.  It goes on smooth, doesn't clump, doesn't flake off, looks incredible and doesn't irritate my sensitive peepers! 


One of my favorite shadows that I've used recently is this Hard Candy duo.  It has sparkles built into it.  Something I will say is that this shadow tends to not stay unless I use a ton of primer on my lids.  But since I know this about this shadow I do use a primer on my lids every time.  After I figured that part out, I love this shadow.  It goes on evenly, and it stays all day.

And voila!  This is my Hard Candy face! I love.  Seriously.