Wednesday, October 31, 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)


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Remember, that one time ...

When I disappeared off the face of the earth, or so it seemed? Yeah. About that...

I feel like it's been months since I've been a good blogger and updated y'all about what's been happening...in reality it has been over a month. So much has gone on in the last 6 weeks that it's hard to know where to start.

I can't remember if I shared that my parents were moving in with us or not, so I will just start with that. That happened in the end of August. My parents, like many other people in this country right now found themselves in a crappy position with my dad not having been working for over a year and my mom trying to keep them afloat with 2 part time jobs. In the end, they were not able to save their home and so we had them move in with us. We had a large house, plenty of room for 2 extra people and luckily enough room to house 2 full households of furniture without need for a storage unit for them. It was an adjustment for all of us, to be sure but we were managing really well.

Unfortunately there were other forces at work and without getting into all the nastiness and ugliness that seems to happen when a family member dies and leaves behind an inheritance, suffice it to say there were certain people in our family who decided to not honor that persons wishes and caused a sh*tstorm for others of us in the family.

In the end, the home we had lived in for 4 years was sold out from under us and we were given 13 days to move out. Well, as you might imagine it was chaos. Trying to pack up a home, keep things as normal as possible for your child, find a new place to live, figure out how exactly you are going to pay for a move you were in no way expecting...it was chaos. We ended up moving in with a friends mom and while that was supposed to be for anywhere from 6 months to a year, we ended up not being able to stay there and had to move out of there within 2 weeks of moving in.


All of our belongings have been in storage since the end of September, we've moved 2ce and been homeless for a few days in between. Thankfully one of my very best friends let us crash on her floor for 2 nights until we were approved for our new place. We are so grateful to all of our friends who were there and supported us during the whole ordeal. I don't know what we would have done without them.


We have now been in our new apartment for 3 weeks. It's small, much smaller than our old house - but it's comfortable, clean, safe and just enough space for my little family.


On top of the chaos and moving and trying to get settled again, I lost my job. We saw it coming and planned for it by getting a smaller apartment than we wanted, but we knew this way we could make all our bills and live on just what my hubby brings in with his job. So, whenever I do get a new job things will be a little easier but we are healthy, happy and living a life that is of our making.

I will be getting back to normal posting hopefully this week, but my daughter is home sick from school yesterday and today so we all know that can throw off the things we 'plan' to do for a good little bit!

If you've made it this far - you are a rockstar! Thanks for sticking with me and letting me get that out. I have much more to share about things that have happened recently, but that's a post for another day.

Thursday, October 25, 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 Marie from Lovely Light. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on the banner below. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well. We all love comment love!

Lovely Light

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, October 24, 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)


Thursday, October 18, 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 Karissa from A Fresh Start On A Budget. Stop by her blog and show her some love! You can find her blog by clicking on the banner 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!



Thursday, October 11, 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 Ashley from Of Thoughts and Things. 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!



Thursday, October 4, 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 Amy from Little Adventures. 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!
Little Adventures
 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, October 3, 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)