Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Year's Resolutions - February's Progress

1) BE HEALTHIER - This month I have been part of the Heart Racer challenge

2) BE MORE ORGANIZED -  As seen in this post I now have a new book shelf so my computer desk will not be so cluttered! :)  

3) HAVE A DATE NIGHT - yep, still didn't happen lol

4) GET OUT OF DEBT -  I paid off the medical bills! :) 

5) TAKE MORE PICTURES - This did happen! I took more with my camera, and I got a fancy new phone and have been taking a lot of pictures of the kids with that :) 

6) HELP OTHERS MORE - Still working on this one. 

7) COUPON MORE - Remembered to actually buy newspapers  :)

8) SAVE FOR VACATIONS -  Slacking on this one.. 

9) POST MORE ON THE BLOG - Accomplished :) 

10) EXPAND MY BUSINESS - Still on hold. 

Thursday's Treasures! - For the February Babies!

February's birthstone, the amethyst, was the stone of royalty, representing power.

Seth is 2!!

Oh my goodness!! It's so hard to believe that Seth is 2 already!  It doesn't feel that long ago I was in the hospital and he had just arrived, and here we are already, 2 years later. And he's not even the baby anymore - because as you all know,  we had Elijah in December.  But I tell Seth he's still my baby :)

So, in celebration of his birthday, I'll share some pictures!

And what does Seth like at the age of 2?
Favorite Food: Apples, bananas, oranges, and recently cupcakes and cake. We never not have apples in our house anymore. He needs to have one daily.
Favorite Activity: Drawing circles, and writing "Seth".
Favorite Shows: Pingu, Super Why!, and recently Dora the Explorer.
And to note: he's also an escape artist, had recently learned he can open the fridge, and is a little dare devil. (He will try climbing on everything and anything now).

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What's Been Going On Around Here

So, what have I been up to?

Well, I've been trying to add new things to the Blog lately. My goal is to make it more awesome, easier to navigate, and just have everything nice. It may not be very big right now, but I have ideas in my head, some written down, and my hopes is they someday it will be awesome. 

I've also been doing quite a bit of research on the legal aspects and such. Who knew there was so much to learn!
And then I was thinking, I should start linking up to some parties. So, that's been happening as of last night. :)
Then around the household, my husband decided he was going to be doing a whole life transformation. Eat healthier, be healthier, do more things in life, and not worry about what others have to say anymore which holds him back from things he really wants to pursue. So, first things first, we've been making healthier meals, eating smaller portions, and then we've been working on the house.
As for house, my new thing in my head is, if I don't find an area in my house suitable to picture and post on the blog, something needs to be done there. We started with my "office area". (You know, the corner of the dining room area that is actually our computer room). And now I have a new bookshelf! If you follow me on Twitter you might have come across a picture of my small very cluttered desk.  Between everything I do online, plus all of this bills and pretty much everything important in our household, my desk gets really cluttered REALLY fast. The book shelf is going to hopefully help prevent this!  :)
And currently, I think that's all that has been happening around here.  Until tomorrow - my oldest son turns 2!! I can hardly believe it!  I'm sure you'll see a new post on that tomorrow though :)

Have you been working on any big projects lately? I'd love to hear about them! 

Seth watching his fish in the new fish tank (30 gallons) while my husband sets up the bookshelf :) 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

From Pinterest To Real Life - February

So, I have been super excited to start doing this! My first Pinterest to Real Life post! :)

This month I actually only have 1 thing to share that I did though, but I will work on more things for the coming months! I plan to do a "From Pinterest To Real Life" post on the last Sunday of every month! :)

Pinterest Button Covered Lamp Shade
For this month, I seen this button covered lamp shade and said "Oh! I need to do that!"

Well, then I realized I didn't have a lamp shade, or even a good lamp for that matter! No problem, my husband said we needed more lighting in the house anyways.

Off to the store we went. Found a lamp and purchased it just for this project!

Then I went on Etsy and bought some lovely buttons from some wonderful Etsy shops.

So, the original lamp the way it is, it's quite cute. It has a monkey, and will be perfect for my work area since I love the color green. However, I had my idea in my head still, and my lovely buttons sitting at my house waiting for a lamp shade.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

It's An Inventory Liquidation Sale!!

So, my husband, from Visual ReMix on Etsy, is turning a new leaf. He wants to clean out what's currently available, close shop for a bit, and then start fresh with new ideas and new possibilities!

If you're looking for a great present for someone who uses technology, you won't want to miss this sale! But hurry! When it's gone, it's gone, and it's possible you may never see it again!

Coupon Code: ANEWSTART

Use the coupon code at checkout for 30% off!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Feature Friday - evilrose & Coupon Code!

Remember those old Bands shirts you had that you just couldn't part with no matter how old they were? Well, today's featured seller has found a way to give them life again! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What Are Your Dreams?

Another photo for The Heart Racer Challenge:

What are your dreams?
-This is open to anything and everything, include on fitness/health dream! Be creative.

(Notice I did this right before the Blog had a Makeover!)

My Answer: 

For my Dreams, they are a bit scattered.. but overall...
On the left are my 2 etsy shops and my blog. I want to one day have them be awesome and built up and be really successful :) 
On the right, from top to bottom..

My dream is to buy a nice house with some land and have a pole barn (for my husband)
When I own a house, I want to be more self-sufficient - raise some of my own animals for consumption, have a garden for fresh veggies, and chickens for eggs. 
Fresh Start - kind of self explanatory but my husband and I want to get debt free and then move into a house and start over fresh.. without making the same mistakes we did before. (debt, eating habits, etc.)
I want to travel someday, not necessarily out of the country, but at least around the United States to see all different things. 
Also, I want to go to Vegas someday with my husband because when he went for work, I had Seth a week before so I wasn't able to go with him, and he really wanted me to go someday to experience it because he liked it so much.
And to lead a much healthier life, eating & exercise, so that I can grow old with my husband :)

What are some dreams that you have? 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Why Are You Doing This?

Back to the Heart Racer Challenge..

First "Photo of the Day" was: Why Are You Doing This? 

And My Explanation:

My biggest motivator is my kids, and that is why I am here and doing this.. to start being healthier and to get into the habit of a healthier lifestyle. I want my children to grow up with healthy eating habits, activity levels, etc. They get 2 spots in my picture for being the biggest motivators :) 
Then, the pictures pretty much state the rest of the reasons :) Get fit, eat healthier, feel better emotionally and physically, and eventually feel confident with who I am and know I am improving myself daily :)

So, what are YOUR motivators for leading a healthy lifestyle???

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Heart Racer Challenge!

So, one of my New Year's Resolutions was to Be Healthier. Back when I was still pregnant, I ordered Hip Hop Abs off of the website, with my friend Tonya as my coach (Check out her Blog:

Well, Tonya also is running 30 day challenges. Since I had to wait until my 6-week postpartum check-up to work out again, I couldn't participate in her January challenge, so she let me be in the February challenge which began on February 4th. The Heart Racer Challenge!

Well, every day she has a question for us to answer, or a photo of the day and we have to post one. Then I was thinking - hey! I should share some of these with my fellow blog readers so you get to know me a little better! :) So occasionally I will share some of my answers with you that I have shared in the challenge! :)

So Stay Tuned :)

If you are interested in Beach Body programs, feel free to contact Tonya on Facebook. :) 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Feature Friday - eLeMeNt-O-P & Coupon Code!

Do you have a baby shower coming up and you're just not sure what to buy? Or even a birthday party? If so, be sure to check out this week's Featured Seller! 

When she's not spending time with her almost 18-month-old daughter, two grey kitty cats, and helpful husband, she is working on her Etsy shop. Meet Catherine from eLeMeNt-O-P!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thursday's Treasures! - Valentine's Day!

It's Valentine's Day! How are you spending your day? I'm thinking we're just going to be making a nice dinner at home and enjoying it with our 2 little munchkins! :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Feature Friday - In A Pretty Box!

This week's featured seller isn't actually an Etsy seller, but an wholesale Etsy buyer! Tiffany & her husband from In A Pretty Box work with Etsy sellers and are a wholesale purchaser.

If you're tired of just receiving bills and junk mail day after day, be sure to keep on reading! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Feature Friday - UpperSpice & Coupon Code!

If you're grilling, smoking, making marinades or want to spice up a dip, this is the shop you'll want to check out! 

Wife, Mother of 2, and Etsy Seller - Meet Jennifer from UpperSpice!

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