Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Birchbox Brag {09.24.2012}

Linking up with Tara and Katie for their monthly Birchbox Brag.

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Here is my box for September:

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Here are the deets:

All links will take you directly to the product at Birchbox.



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I wasn't super impressed with this box. I don't use blotting sheets, so I'm not sure I will ever use these, but I guess I can keep them on hand for awhile to see. I wasn't a fan of the Color Club Custom Color that I received. Too green for me. I do like the Body Whip. Smells yummy and is very moisurizing. I could see myself actually buying it. The twistband hair tie is great and adds a little color. I do wear my hair up often, so it will defenitely come in handy, but they are a little pricey.  I haven't tried the WEI prodcut yet, alhtough I heard it's amazing. Not sure what I will use the tili bag for. It might come in handy for traveling purposes. Not sure though if it's worth keeping around for that though. Overall I guess it wasn't too bad of a box. I would rate it a 3 out of 5 stars. Can't wait for next month!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Photoaday Challenge {August 2012}

Another month gone by.

Here is the list for August.

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#day1 Outside. Target Field. @Twins @bigdradio @kallyswagdistrict @dearestamie #photoadayaug

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#day2 One. This little girl is one years old. Light of my life. #photoadayaug

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#day3 Coin. $1 #photoadayaug

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#day4 Where I sit. My chair. #photoadayaug

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#day5 Logo. Does this count? #photoadayaug

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#day6 Writing. This is where I write. On my blog. #photoadayaug

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#day7 8 o'clock. Dinner. #arbys #photoadayaug

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#day8 Glasses. #photoadayaug

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#day9 Messy. File needs to be organized and closed. #officestuff #papers #photoadayaug

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#day10 Ring. Right hand. I call this my Mothers Ring. Diamonds and a pearl for my June baby. #photoadayaug

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#day11 Purple. Highlighter. #photoadayaug

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#day12 Spoon. Hubs shared his protein shake with me. #photoadayaug @bigdradio

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#day13 Simple. And True. She DOES love her Daddy. ❤ @bigdradio #photoadayaug

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#day14 Arrow. Pass this sign everyday on the way to my car. #downtown #photoadayaug

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#day15 Ready. To be done with teething. #middleofthenight #photoadayaug

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#day16 Food. Tried most of these last might at the Meals on Heels event. #photoadayaug

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#day17 Faces. Smiley. My fave face on this planet. #photoadayaug

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#day18 Inside. For the night. Getting ready for Sunday night tv.

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#day19 Hole. Gotta get it in for points. #photoadayaug

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#day20 Today. On the blog. Go check it out. #2for1 #photoadayaug

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#day21 Cool. It's getting pretty cool out at night. #photoadayaug

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#day22 Home. #photoadayaug

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#day23 Pair. My fave heels at the moment. #nude #peeptoe #photoadayaug

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#day24 Path. Picture editing like a mofo. #photoadayaug

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#day25 Fresh. Sweet Martha's. # #photoadayaug

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#day26 Dream. Come. True. #smiles #photoadayaug

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#day27 Tap. My kitchen. Filling the dogs' bowl. #photoadayaug

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#day28 Clock. My iHome. #photoadayaug

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#day29 Down. #photoadayaug

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#day30 Card. Lots of different ones in my wallet. #photoadayaug

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#day31 Hidden. My tattoo is hidden by my shoes today. #flowerpower #photoadayaug

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And that's all folks.

Follow me:

Instagram: @MrsMamaD1
Twitter: @MrsMamaD

And if you want to follow along for September, here is the list:

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Happy September!

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Letters {09.21.2012}


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Go link up up with Ashley for Friday Letters.

Dear Hailey, you are starting daycare a/k/a "school" next week. I am freaking out a little although I know you desperately NEED it and WILL love it.

Dear Husband, I can't believe we have an almost 15 month old and we are putting her in daycare next week. Where is the time going?

Dear Weekend, I am so glad you are here. Time with the Hubs and friends tonight and a cousin's bachelorette party tomorrow night followed by recovery on Sunday.

Dear Body, Please be easy on me this weekend. I'm not a youngster anymore.

Dear Parents, thank you so much for taking Hailey with you this weekend so that the previous mentioned festivities can happen. I appreciate it more than you know.

Dear Mother Nature, although I love the cooler weather and the wardrobe it brings, I am not ready for winter and snow. AT. ALL.

Dear House, can't you clean yourself?

Dear Fall TV, I'm so excited for the next couple of weeks for all my shows to start!!! Yay!

Dear Britney, you know I have undying love for you and you are THE ONLY reason I am watching XFactor, but why do you seem so awkward?

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Dear Picture Editing, I know people are getting impatient, but I'm going as fast as I can.

Dear Vikings, you are undefeated this season so far (haha), please keep it up.

Dear Husband, I am looking forward to our date night tonight. Wink!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Show and Tell: Baby Talk

Going to link up with Becky at From Mrs to Mama for:


1. Tell us your favorite baby names? Aside from your own babies, if you have some :)

We knew we always wanted Hailey Jo as a girl name. No questions about it. We just really liked the name Hailey and Jo is my Mom's middle name and we think the two fit together perfect.

Then for a boy name we thought we had Joseph Todd all picked out. Joseph is my Grandpa's middle name and Todd is my Hub's Dad's name who died when he was 12. I like names that can be shortened or have nick names so I was totally loving the 2 together with all the different possibilites. I also like having at least 1 of the names come from somewhere meaningful.

Then when we actually got pregnant and decided we weren't thrilled with our boy name, we started over. We decided on Carter James. Carter because we love it and James because it was my Hub's Great Uncles' middle name. So there you have it.

I do like William for another boy name. And I like Eva or Ava for a girl name. It has to go good with Hailey, but I wouldn't want it to be anything too similar either.

2. Show me your "dream" nursery {can be your baby's nursery or one that you love}

While it's not necessarily my "dream" nursery, it is perfect for us and fits our needs. See Hailey's Bedroom HERE.

A couple girl rooms I like:

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And for a boy:

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3. How many children would you like to have? How far apart?

I am 1 of 4. Hubs is 1 of 2. We definitely want at least 2. I always wanted 4, but now that I have 1 and she is a lot of work sometimes, I'm thinking we will go for 2 and then decide from there. Hubs is set on 2. He doesn't think we should outnumber ourselves. I think it will also depend on if baby #2 is a boy or girl.

I want to wait until Hailey is at least 2 or 2 1/2 years old before even trying. I don't want her to grow up too fast and be worrying about another pregnancy. I also want to enjoy her and see all her FIRSTS. I also want her to be able to be a good big sister and help us when she can with her little brother or sister. I think it's important to make them feel as involved as possible. If Hubs had it is his way, we would have started on #2 awhile ago.Ha!

4. Tell us what you think the importance of parenting is?

What a loaded question. I think there are so many important things about being a parent and not one specific right answer. I think most of it depends on your values and how you were raised. You either want to do some of the same things as your parents did or you want to do some things differently. I think for us a few that stick out are:

Being a good role-model and setting a good example. As not only a mother and father, but Husband and Wife.
Not just teaching values with words, but practicing them, too.
Being affectionate. Showing and telling them. Saying I love you and giving hugs and kisses.
Letting them explore and be their own person, but also set boundaries and rules.

5. Show us your favorite newborn photo {can be your children or random}

I posted a few of my favorites from Hailey's newborn photoshoot HERE.

6. Tell us some things you promise to never do as a parent {and if you are a parent, did you stick to it}.

I can only think of a couple.

I always thought onesies were not an appropriate outfit. Now that I have my own, that's all she wore this summer. Everywhere. All the time. They are just so easy.

I always thought my kid would wear shoes all the time, even if they didn't need to. Nope. We went (and sometimes still) go places shoe-less. Hailey wasn't a fan of shoes up until the last month or so. Good thing, because winter is on it's way and she won't have a choice.

Go visit Becky and link up!

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