Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Twelve. Twenty One. Twelve

Personally I don't believe the world will be ending this Friday. Although, in light of all the Mayan Calender 12.21.12 Phenomena, it's got me thinking what if. Now we could go around and around about how the world won't be ending Friday or will be, but just to humor myself...
This is how my "The Day Before The End Of The World" would go in my perfect little world
8:00am-  Sleep
9:00am- Wake up ALONE and enjoy a cup of coffee
10:00am- Get the girls up
10:30am- Make a big platter of pancakes, and let the girls have the sugar syrup this time
11:00am- Go to Silver Dollar City and let the girls ride every ride they want over and over again! (I'd hope it wouldn't be as busy since it's the day before the end of the world and all)
5:00pm- Big family "last" supper, mine would be pizza (stuffed crust of course) with lots of ranch and I think the girls wouldn't mind that for their last supper either. All of our close family members eating and enjoying each other, sounds good to me!
7:00pm- Lots of cuddling with the girls, watching home videos and reading books in bed
9:00pm- Bedtime, I think this night would be the perfect night to let the "you sleep in your own bed" rule to go out the window.
9:15pm- Blissful sleeping...
There you have it, nothing extravagant. Just making both my girls happy would be perfect for me. How would you spend your "Day Before The End Of The World"?



Monday, December 17, 2012

Life without Facebook: Day 1


After the recent tragedy in Newtown Connecticut my Facebook has been filling up with Sandy Hook coverage. I've been so grief stricken by all of this, that I decided to deactivate my personal Facebook account. I can't bare thinking about all those children and families.
I wanted to name this post "What I get done when I don't have a Facebook" but that seemed a bit too long for a title lol. So "Life without Facebook: Day 1" should suffice. I'm taking things 1 day at a time, and I'll see how it goes and as of right now, I don't miss it as much as I thought I would, that's a good thing! Although, I'll still have my blog page active, it's not quite as addictive as my personal so I don't see a problem there! But saying Adios to my personal Facebook for now!
*What I get done when I don't have a Facebook*
1. Four loads of laundry... (yeah I know I was over due)
2. Clean bathrooms
3. Dust mopped house
4. A mound of dishes
5. Blog comment correspondence
6. Plant pruning
Okay so some of these are on my daily agenda, but I feel like I got a lot done today without rushing around! How long is the longest you've gone without your favorite social media site??

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Silence and Support for Sandy Hook

To the Blog World and Anyone Else who Wants to Help,

Yesterday, tragedy struck so many of us in ways we did not foresee. An elementary school and small town in Connecticut was shattered by a mass shooting. We knew we wanted to help and we came up with this:

On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence. We will post the button and that's it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services. Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.


Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

We can't imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let's make a difference and use blogging in a positive way. Thank you in advance for participating.

The Blog World

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Friday, December 14, 2012

A Poncho Day

First of all, let me take a moment to express how deeply saddened I am to hear about the tragedy in Connecticut. I don't even want to imagine what those families are going through, many thoughts and prayers going out to them.
Today we had a poncho day. I was lucky enough a year ago to have found this awesome poncho out thrifting for 4 dollars! But, I am kicking myself because there were two (one in another color) and I only grabbed this one. I hate when I pass something great up at the thrift and then get home and say... "I should have got that!!" It happens to me quite often actually. The poncho Miss Mally is wearing is one I made from the DIY Beanie Sweater. All I did to make it was cut the sleeves off and sew down a quarter of the way, super easy! Miss Chesa is wearing a Starting Out brand doggie poncho found at a garage sale a couple years back.
Also, I want to mention that I love reading all your comments and I am still in the process to responding to each of them and checking out all of your blogs :)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Now go tell your family you love them...

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Friendly Friday Hop #13

It's Friday and that means it's time to GROW YOUR FOLLOWERS WITH THE FRIENDLY FRIDAY HOP.  The Friendly Friday Blog Hop is a Multimedia link-up designed to help you grow all of your social sites at once.  Here, you can now link-up your  Blog , Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin', and HelloCotton.

The Friendly Friday Hop is Hosted by:

Today with the Tennerys

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The {Not So} Fascinating Life of Tabitha -

And this week's Co-Host - 
Wildflowers 3

Blog Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Pinterest Bloglovin'

My Crazy Crafty Life

Blog - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Pinterest - Bloglovin'

Ok, for the rules, there are only a few and they are simple.
1. Follow your Hosts and Co-host
If you are a new follower, please comment and let us know because we will gladly follow you back.
Interested in being a co-host? E-mail 
2. For each link-you enter, please visit at least three blogs within that category.
For instance, if you link up your twitter and Facebook, please visit 3 other twitter links and three other Facebook links.  Be sure to tell them you found them on Friendly Friday.
3. Spread the word!
You can do this by tweeting and/or grabbing our button.
(Grabbing the button will also be quick access to come link-up each week)
4. Link-Up!
Under 100 on Google+, Intagram, or Pinterest?  Under 50 on BlogLovin' or Hello Cotton?
Under 250 on Facebook?  Under 300 on GFC or Twitter?
Simply put {LOW} after your link so we know to help you out.
(*Note: When liking on Facebook, you MUST do this from your personal page. It does not count as a "like" if you like from your blog Facebook page.)

Today with the Tennerys
Now Let's get this hop started :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Simple Exfoliating Facial

Morning all!
Today we have plans to go out on the town and celebrate one of our friends 25th birthday! So excited about this, this momma needs a break! I love my girls, but it's alright to give yourself that time so you can keep your insanity sometimes, well that's how I feel anyway ha ha.
I want to do a quick post on my go to exfoliating facial. 2 ingredients and super easy, leaves your face soft and glowing!
*What you need*
Baking Soda
Place a bit of Baking Soda into bowl
I don't measure anything, I just add as needed
Squeeze a bit of orange juice in and mix
Keep adding juice until at the right consistency
I make mine a bit thicker
Put on face and let dry (about 10-15 minutes)
After dry wet fingertips and scrub, this will remove dead skin
Rinse with warm water
I like to rinse with cold water afterwards
Left is before (sorry a bit blurry)
Right is after
Make sure you put your moisturizer on afterwards!
Source: Here

Friday, December 7, 2012

Trip to the Zoo!

Ugh, I haven't been feeling all that up to par the past week or so, and it's caused me to slack on the blog posts lately, but I'm making a comeback and getting back into the groove! It seems as if I've used my full capacity of Picasa web albums too, if any of you veteran bloggers have any tips for me in this area let me know! Here are a few pictures from a trip to the zoo we had with some of our best buddies, the last picture is my favorite it just had to Instagram it!
Also if you are new here from Followers 2 Friends Hop, thanks for linking up and welcome! Glad you could stick around :)

Chesa was very "flashdance" that day

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Followers to Friends Blog Hop


DIY Beanie Tutorial


How to make ⇧that beanie
From ⇩ this sweater

*What you need*
Old sweater (thrifted this XL sweater for $3.00)
Fabric glue or needle and thread
Measuring tape

First measure how long you want your beanie to be
I made mine a bit slouchy so I measured 10 inches
Also, be sure to leave at least 1 inch for gluing/ sewing

Cut across
Cut a side seam to make 1 long piece

Measure the circumference of your head
Take your measurement and cut your fabric


Fold your fabric like so

While still folded
Cut the top of the fabric in a curve shape
Fold in half with the inside of the beanie facing outward

Glue/sew together the edges
(glue will be placed on the outside of the beanie)
Let dry

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reuse It Before You Lose It!

Many of us question how much of a positive impact one individual’s eco friendly efforts can really have on the world we live in. Yet, if we all bury our heads in the sand and assume the responsibility for our environment sits squarely on another’s shoulders, the earth’s future really will be compromised. We all need to become accountable for our own little patch of the planet and in doing so become collectively responsible for ensuring a positive impact for the greater good. 
Being more environmentally friendly needn’t necessitate drastic lifestyle changes. Good green habits can soon become second nature. Energy savings are easily made from everyday activities – such as not leaving the tap running while brushing your teeth. These small steps form healthy habits and impact positively on the world around you.
One of the most effective ways of recycling is to consider whether something really is rubbish; after all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Your unwanted items can be freely advertised and are bound to be snapped up by someone else. You may even make a little money out of it. Donate kids clothes, books and toys to charitable organisations or a nearby pre-school. Rather than lugging your old lumber to the local dump, why not set up a stall at a car boot sale?
Of course you needn’t limit yourself to hearth and home when it comes to recycling. Set your sights outside too. Your garden can create vast amounts of waste, so why not compost your own little corner of the country? The products of all that pruning, picking and plucking need to go somewhere.
As well as old flowers, nettles and grass cuttings from the garden, you can also compost a variety of household waste products, such as coffee grounds, tea bags and vegetable peelings. Your garden will thrive on the best bits of your bin as you create a constant source of nutrient rich food to dig into the soil.
You’ll find your garden benefits by being naturally robust and vigorous because of the well-balanced nutrients provided by the compost. Composting is a great way of getting closer to nature and allows you to get involved with the natural cycle of life. Choosing to do your bit by creating less waste and keeping your patch of the planet pretty for generations to come is a great decision and one which will send the right message to any little ones you have running around. Not only that, but you could find yourself saving a tidy sum of money too – win, win!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Meet my Sponsors!

You may have already seen my sponsors mentioned in my Babiekins Mag or Rally to 2k giveaway posts, but here's the spotlight on these two beauties! Be sure to go check out both of their Etsy shops and take a look around, you may find that perfect gift to give for Christmas!

JAC @  JaxxG
JaxxG provides a variety of custom made baby items
but you can also find a few things for the adults as well!
<< SHOP JaxxG >>

RAYNA @ RaynaJaye
RaynaJaye has an selection of cute headbands and turbans
which is perfect for that touch of boho to your outfit!
 << SHOP RaynaJaye >>

If you are interested, sponsorship is currently FREE on Wildflowers 3!
Please visit my SPONSORS page for more info, also interested in button swaps as well :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stevie Nicks = Amazing.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and/or Thanksgiving break!
In an attempt to not get a "Case of the Mondays"
This video will be set on repeat
From 4:38 on I get chills every single time
Love this woman.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving inspiration!

Having trouble dressing for the occasion?
Here are a couple looks I love
I'm really into this mustard look