Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Memories Giveaway!!!

My great friend is hosting this awesome giveaway on her blog!

My Memories is an award winning digital scrapbook software that is extremely easy to use!

Go check out her blog and enter to win here!

She also has a coupon for $10 off the purchase of the My Memories Suite software, and $10 in free merchandise. The coupon code can be used as many times as you want.
Here is the coupon code: STMMMS7824

Good Luck! Thanks for telling me about this contest Britt!

Friday, August 26, 2011


I really thought this nail polish looked awesome! So of course I had to try it.

First: Paint your nails whatever color for the base. I did two different colors because I'm weird like that. :)

Second: Make sure your base coat of polish is dry. Then add your Shatter polish. The first time I tried it, I put too thick of a coat over my base polish- it worked, but I didn't like it as well. This time, I just applied a thin coat of Shatter and it looks much better.

Third: Watch it shatter- then apply a clear coat of polish to give it that extra shine. I haven't touched mine up yet, sorry for the little smears, but I was in a hurry! Note: If you like things perfect and put together this nail polish is not for you. It just shatters any which way it wants. ;) I think it's funky and fun! I ordered mine online because I couldn't find it anywhere cheap. But low and behold just after I bought mine, I see it at Wal Mart. :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes-

I saw this idea a while back, and have been wanting to try it for a while. The boys helped a lot- they also picked out the cupcake liners- hence the MVP design. :) I started out by making the cake mix- then dividing the mix into four different bowls. I used Betty Crocker NEON (we like things bright) Gel food colors to make the mix different colors.

Note: These are far from perfect- so sorry they look a bit messy. I just scooped purple in the bottom of all the liners first- then put the rest of the colors in, one by one so the colors would stay divided somewhat.

Good thing I have a dishwasher now. ;)

Look how cute and colorful!

Aren't they so fun?!

My boys picked the icing colors as well, notice there is no pink and purple- sigh. What I sacrifice for those two. :) It was fun and easy- I may try a cake next time.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Being a mom.

It's so weird to think of me as a mom. I know I have a 5 year old, almost 6 year old-so I've been a mom for almost 6 years, but it still blows my mind that I'm old enough to be a mother-to be responsible for these precious lives. It just made me realize how lucky I am to be a mom. Also-that I'm not as young as I want to think I am anymore- I'm going to be 27 next month. Not sure how I feel about that. It weird...I can still remember being in high school and not having a worry in the world-except what I would be doing that night? It funny, sometimes I think about my little sister, so carefree-she can just go home at night and sleep, not worry about someone waking up, she can leave the house whenever she wants, do whatever she wants, only worry about her..I'm not going to lie, sometimes I wish I was young and carefree again.(only on the especially hard days though) But as much as I loved being young, I love being a mother ten times more. Even though, yes it is hard. I wouldn't change it.

I LOVE being a mom-it is a special, wonderful, amazing, and the most gratifying experience of my life. To hear those sweet boys, say they love me all day long, to get hugs and kissed from them, to hear see them learning new things. To watch them play with each other, and see their little personalities come to life, I could go on and on. It definitely makes me feel like I'm doing something right, in this crazy thing they call motherhood. I'm so blessed to have these boys in my life and so thankful that Heavenly Father trusted me enough to be their mother.

Sometimes though, being a stay at home mom; well I think it has made me a little anti-social. That sounds weird...but if it wasn't for my sisters, mom and the few friends whom I love and see..not enough I might add, I think I would be really awkward around people. I feel like staying home all the time, I've lost all my social skills. Because let's face it, I stay at home most days talking to these little guys all day. Which, don't get me wrong, I LOVE staying home with my boys and being their mom. It's just hard sometimes...I am really shy...when I don't know people very well. I mean if you know me, people would say, "YOU, shy? Never!" Ha ha! And that is true, when you know me I'm ridiculously crazy and loud! Well, that's what everyone tells me anyways. :) So with me being shy, and having a hard time talking to people I don't know anyways, staying home has only made me worse. I think that is normal though..I mean you go form this life; social, friends, parties, never home, staying out late. Then get married, and that changes a bit, but then you have kids, and they are not joking when they tell you that it CHANGES your whole life! You go from talking to people all the time, to just chillen' with your kids all day. I am so lucky that I have my friends who are always there for me, even though they live in different states, and my book club girls whom, I love..My family who I'm still so close too. I would be lost without them all.

I often think..what am I doing with my life? I have not accomplished anything in these past few years. Except being a wife and a mother. I have friends who are successful in the their careers and writing books, and so many others doing things with there lives. I sometimes feel inadequate compared to them all- because, let's face it I'm just a mother. I am running my kids to preschool, Kindergarten, soccer, swimming. I used to think that I was not good enough and I was not sure where my life was going- but I have come to realize that I was meant to be a mother. That is my job, and it will be my job forever. And yes, I still have days when I feel like I have nothing going for me. But most days, I am content just being a mom. I'm just going to focus on raising my boys. I know this is one of the hardest most gratifying jobs in the world, and I'm so lucky to be able to be a mother.

" Recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction."
Elder M. Russel Ballard

-"It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it." :)

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."

"Sisters, we love you. We pray for you. Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your 'once upon a time' is now."
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Red Mango!

Today I'm posting about my most favorite yogurt ever. Serious. It's sooo delish. I could eat it everyday. I don't- I only said I could. ;) Red Mango. My favorite kind is pomegranate and original swirl. Mmmmm..my mouth is watering just thinking about the frozen goodness. I of course go without all the fruit, but most people love it. So when you get a chance, go get some yummy Red Mango yogurt- it will make you happy. ;)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lovely lotion.

I'm not one to use a lot of lotion. I just buy it for the smell. I feel like they make my hands feel soft for about an hour- if that, then not so much. So I never really put much on, even though my hands get pretty dry sometimes. I've just never found anything that I love. I either love the smell. Or I get a moisturizer and it's smells awful. My mother in law gave me this HEMPZ lotion a few weeks ago. She told me that is smells good and it's so lovely..:) I thought what the heck? I'll put some on. I love it. It not only smells divine- (mine is pomegranate.) it also moisturizes my hands sooo good. My legs too, it's body moisturizer and it's spectacular. Even though I only need to use it once a day and my hands will be soft ALL DAY, I find myself using it as often as I can. Mine is actually almost halfway gone. What? Yes, ladies it's true- believe it or not, I've found a lotion that I love! I looked it up to see how much it is..and it's pretty pricey. But so worth it. I found some online that was about $11 on sale right now, it said they retail for about $26. So that is a great Sale. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm in LOVE.

Yes, that's right folks as most of you know, or will soon come to find out- I LOVE to read. I read all the time and have read so many books, I can't even count them all. I am not a picky reader. I like most anything- and lately, I've liked what I've been reading. I haven't had a book grab me though, like one that I can't put down for a while- until now....

-The River Of Time Series.

These could be my most favorite books ever. Serious. I am so in LOVE with them right now. I read WATERFALL- the first book in the series a few days ago, from the first paragraph I was hooked. If you like romance which is a MUST for me- what can I say I'm a sucker for love stories. This one not only has love, romance, but also knights in shining armor, literally. I mean who wouldn't want to read about a HOT dude who can fight with a sword and take out the bad guys. Not to mention saving one particular girls life countless times. Swoon.

I just finished the second one last night CASCADE- and it was just as good, if not better than the first!

Now, I'm counting the days until Sept 1st, when the final book in the series gets released. You can bet that TORRENT will be on my doorstep that very day.. This is going to be a long few weeks. Just wanted to let you all know- that these books are amazing in every way. So yes, you should ALL go out and buy them. ;)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Blog.

This is a blog all about girls. Being a stay at home mom is hard- and I just want other mom's to know that you don't have to be alone. :) I've met lot's of mom's that think they can't wear jewelery or even make-up for that matter. Or they don't have enough money to buy cute clothes. That is where you're wrong. I'm not saying that I always look cute- but I do try. I find great deals on my clothes, and no matter what, I always try and get ready for the day-even if it is only me and the kids home. It helps me stay sane, and feel like I am still somewhat my own self, not just a mommy to two beautiful boys I might add.:) I love shoes, purses and anything girly.

- I will be posting about all my favorite make-up, my favorite recipes, my recent cake making endeavors. I took a cake decorating class last year, and went on to teach myself how to make fondant. It's quite fun, but still a work in progress. I'm an avid reader. Love it- it's my favorite down time activity. So, I'll be posting what books I'm reading. Also, my favorite shows I'm watching. And much more. This is just a fun blog that I decided to do.

I get a little lost in all the boys stuff going on at my house, I have two boys, a husband, and puppy named Ryder. So as you can plainly see it's me in a house full of boys. :) As much as I love all the boyness- I also am in need of some girl stuff, so I hope you all enjoy my blog of all things girly. :)