Thursday, November 29, 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:
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Our co-host this week is Courtney from Chase All Your Dreams. 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!




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





Wednesday, November 28, 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)


The Nutcracker Ballet

I just found out that Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Phoenix next month and I am hoping to take my daughter. I have been to the ballet once to see the Nutcracker when I was 18 years old. A group of my closest friends all got evening gowns, took all day getting ready and went downtown to see the ballet and it's one of my most favorite memories.

Moscow Ballet presents the 20th Anniversary production of the critically acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker in 2012! Experience the wonder of this beloved Christmas story ballet in a city near you...tickets are now on sale! at http://concerts.livenation.com/artist/834652, the box office or call 800.745.3000.

Moscow Ballet made its debut of the Great Russian Nutcracker in 1993 with an all-star Russian cast directed and choreographed by Stanislav Vlasov, formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet. Moscow Ballet also performs classic story ballets including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Saturday, December 15
Comerica Theatre
Two Shows: 2:30pm & 7:30pm




Gettin' Gangsta Up in Here

Oh Em Gee you guys. I cannot stop laughing! I was reading thebloggess and came across this post about this site gizoogle and had to try it.

I entered my blog name and clicked on the first result it came up with and this is what I found...

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Can't. Stop. Laughing.

I hope I was able to give you a laugh today, now go and try it for yourself!! lol

Wordless Wednesday

Or in my case, wordFULL Wednesday! I am going to share the pictures from my daughters slumber party that we had for her birthday a couple of weeks ago!

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Monster High threw up in my cart and then all over my house...

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BFF's


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That tablecloth is worth its weight in GOLD, kept the girls more entertained than anything else we did!


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Squeeze the birthday girl!


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PILLOW FIGHT!!!


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Posers ;)


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Think she likes it?


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How bout this one?

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I'm not sure, maybe she likes it?


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photobombed!


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I am so keeping this photo for bribery purposes when she's a teenager. Not even kidding. lol


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Happy 8th birthday baby girl!!


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Time to do nails!

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This is how mama made it through without hurting any children...yes, I am WonderWoman!


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Daddy got home from work and made breakfast for everyone, he's awesome!!


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I don't know who liked the Lego Friends kit more?

And there you have it, another birthday in the books for Hannah. Please, if I say I want to let her have another slumber party anytime soon, remind me of this and then shoot me! lol
















Monday, November 26, 2012

Blueberry Muffins

I hope y'all had a fantastic Thanksgiving last week! My family all gathered at my parents house and had a great time. Normally with my family, you can't get us all together without some type of argument or 'loud discussion' taking place. lol! Fortunately everyone was on their best behavior and there were no arguments. Hallelujah!

Today, I decided to share one of my most favorite breakfasts lately. Blueberry muffins. Now, I don't know how y'all make your muffins, but I generally don't bake muffins other than like banana nut muffins occasionally. A few weeks ago, my hubby and I were grocery shopping at the new-ish Winco Foods down the road. I don't know if y'all are familiar with Winco but they have a really large bulk food section with spices, rice/grains, noodles, crackers, candies, and mixes. We weren't in a hurry so we decided to look through all of the different items there. When I saw the blueberry muffin mix I immediately grabbed a bag so I could try the mix.


Hubby was actually the first one to make muffins with this mix a couple of days later and holy yum. Best. Muffins. Ever.

We make sure to keep the mix in the house now so I can whip these babies up a couple of times a week. We have them for breakfasts, snacks or dessert!


The directions are super simple, only the mix and water! That is something even the most in-experienced cooks can't mess up! lol

Do you have an easy muffin recipe that you'd like to share with me? Pretty please?!

Thursday, November 22, 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 CakePhotobucket

Our co-host this week is Ali from All Things Pink & Sparkly. 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!


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






Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday celebrating with friends and family.

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)


My Life Rocks via Instagram




Rules are simple:
★Follow via blog, facebook, or twitter.
★Grab the button
★Create your post
★Bring your ass back to link up!


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I love being photobombed my own daughter LOL

How grown up does she look in that picture? My beautiful baby girl...

Mama getting her drink on with a Barbie cup getting ready to go see Breaking Dawn 2 (all my wine glasses are in a box in storage somewhere! LOL)

Bath day for my Roxy (yes my car has a name, wanna make something of it?! )

Monster High threw up in my cart...

SLEEPOVER!! BFF's, pillow fighting, daddy make breakfast for everyone, a bottle of wine and my wonderwoman cup is how I got through the sleepover alive

Daddy and Hannah building a lego friends kit she got for her bday

Happy 8th Birthday Hannah!!

Gotta document the good hair days, they don't happen very often around these parts!

Now, go link up with Rockin' Mama with your own post!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!


At this time 8 years ago I was sitting in a recovery room having just given birth to my beautiful baby girl, she was all of 12 hours old and perfect. After being in labor for 22 hours delivery was a breeze. At 12:13 am on November 20th, 2004 my doctor held up my newborn baby and said 'congratualtions! it's a girl!!' and I looked at him and said, 'wait, it's a what?!'.


We had 4 ultrasounds during my pregnancy and they told me they were 80% sure we were having a boy. So of course, I did everything to get ready for my new baby including decorate the nursery in blue with firetrucks and dalmations. Got a ton of little baby boy clothes. Everything was all set for me to bring home my son, Colin Stephen. So my imagine my surprise when I was told I had a daughter!!

Of course after I got over the initial shock of not having a son but a daughter, I couldn't have been more excited. I had a DAUGHTER! squeal Lucky for us, we had picked out both a boy and a girl name when we first found out I was pregnant. After seeing her, the name we chose was absolutely perfect our little Hannah Elizabeth. She looked exactly like her daddy from the minute she came out. It was love at first sight for both of us. I don't think we put her down for the first 3-4 months of her life. If I wasn't holding her Daddy was and if there were friends or family around they were too.


Once we were discharged from the hospital the day after Hannah was born, we had to get this suitcase looking thing that had bili lights to put her under at home. She just had a little jaundice. Thankfully it wasn't too bad. After a few days she was good to go and we returned the bili lights. While she was under the lights we called her Malibu Baby ;)





This is how I found Sean and Hannah most of the time. The funny thing is that they still snuggle just like this.






Her first birthday of course was filled with friends, family and a chocolate cake. Which we found out afterward she has a topical allergy to and had huge red hives all over her little body. To say I flipped out would be a gross understatement. It seems like her whole life has just been a blur of activity and everything else that goes along with kids.
























Hannah you are an amazing, beautiful, intelligent, funny, loving, caring, generous person. Daddy and I are so proud of you and couldn't ask for anything more than you.