11.30.2011

Zane's Christmas List

Dear Santa - 
I have been a very good boy this year and so I have made you a list of gifts I'd like this year. I want lots and lots of toys but my mom says I need to be practical too. So I included a shirt and some boots. Because the chair is one of the number one things on my list! I want a place to sit of my very own, that is my size. But the blocks, Buzz & Chuck the Truck are something I've been wishing for for awhile now. I would also like more books. I just didn't include them on my list. Thank you!
Zane 

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I thought it'd be fun to make a list of some of the stuff we are getting Zane for Christmas. 
There is a lot more stuff on the list but these are a few of the things that we have already gotten him or know for sure that we are getting him. 
What are your little ones getting for Christmas or wanting for Christmas?! 

Sponsor Post: Expecting the Unknown

I would like you to meet one of my sponsors, Joan.
She has an awesome blog about her family and many other enjoyable things.
I love her blog, it's one of my daily reads.
I will let her introduce herself and her blog:


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Hi, i'm Joan! I blog over at Expecting the Unknown...
My posts contain a little of everything- tutorials, photography, recipes, life...

and a lot about my son Porter :)
I am crafty- I love creating things. I love to sew and repurpose.
I am from the Midwest (Illinois) but have been in Colorado for almost 4 years now.
Music is a huge part of my life, which is another thing you will stumble across on my blog.
Come stop by and say hi!




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11.29.2011

10 Favorite Christmas CDs

I thought I'd share my top 10 Favorite Christmas albums. 
I love Christmas music & I start listening to it as soon as I can justify it.
These are in no particular order at all. 
I wish I could listen to these all year round because they are all just so festive.
I actually wish it could be Christmastime all year round.




Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas
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Michael Buble: Christmas
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Jessica Simpson: ReJoyce: The Christmas Album
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She & Him: A Very She & Him Christmas
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Lady Antebellum: A Merry Little Christmas
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Kristin Chenoweth: A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas
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Kenny Chesney: All I Want for Christmas
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Rascal Flatts: Unwrapped
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SHeDAISY: Brand New Year
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Jessica Simpson: Happy Christmas
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If you'd like to join in and tell me what your favorite Christmas CDs are that would be so much fun!
This is my first linky party... 
so I hope it works! 



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11.25.2011

10 Things about Libby from Bonjour!

I am so excited to have Libby from Bonjour! joining in on my feature.
She is so cute {plus we have the same name}, she has a very cute little boy, Noah, & is a wife to Josh.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Libby: 


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1. Favorite snack food:
Dr. Pepper is my snack of choice :) 
I'm really not much of a snacker.

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
Jamaica, mon!

3. Favorite movie:
Dirty Dancing (love the music and dancing!)
& Moulin Rouge.

4. Favorite childhood memory:
Oh I have so many wonderful childhood memories, 
but I think my absolute favorite is going to me nana's house up in Angel Fire.
We had so many fun adventures up there: 
dressing up and pretending to be this and that, 
skiing, soaking in the hot tub, 
building forts, hiking, games, going into Red River to eat at the steakhouse Texas Reds...
I could go on and on. 
I miss those fun moments in my childhood.

5. Favorite candle scent:
Eucalyptus spearmint at Bath and Body Works.

6. Favorite way to travel:
By car.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
White chocolate mocha.
Love peppermint mochas during the Holidays.

8. All time favorite meal:
Thanksgiving goodness.
Yum!

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
Hmm.
I'd have to go with Survivor because I used to be a big fan.
I know I wouldn't be any good at the game though.

10. A fun fact about you:
I am addicted to digital scrap-booking papers/elements!
I'm always on the lookout for freebies online :) 




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11.24.2011

gobble gobble gobble

Zane just learned to say gobble gobble gobble yesterday
and I thought it was just too perfect not to share with everyone today.






So Happy Thanksgiving from Zane!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 
This is what our Thanksgiving looked like last year... 

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Jumping in his jump jump while waiting for dinner


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The set up at my parents house


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He thought this was so fascinating!!


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He tried to start early


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He very much enjoyed his dinner!


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He was not happy that I stopped feeding him to take a picture!! 

It was Zane's first Thanksgiving! 
He had to have a baby food Thanksgiving... 
So his dinner included turkey & gravy and green beans in jars 
plus a little bit of mashed potato from mommy's plate.
He loved it though.
But that's because he's always been mommy's little eater...
he can put it away! 
I am actually very excited to see how much food he will eat today.


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Sponsor Post: Hollie Takes Notes

I would like you to meet one of my sponsors, Hollie.
She has a great blog about so many different things.
I love her blog very much.
I will let her introduce herself and her blog:


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Hi, I'm Hollie 
and I write a little blog that features everything that I'm passionate about! 
It's my small creative space of the Internet! 
Oh and sometimes I try to be funny ;) 
I love country music, 
anything to do with style 
(hellooooo...pinterest!) 
and football. 
I love finding new blogs so come say hi!

Go look at her blog & see how you like it for yourself.

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11.20.2011

christmas meme

i saw this meme on jess's blog @ irocksowhat and thought it was so cute that i wanted to do it for myself too. enjoy! and join in if you'd like but please let me know so i can make sure to come see your answers. 

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reading his christmas book

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opening his first present

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my little santa baby

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more presents

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in front of the christmas tree

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with his poppa in his santa hat
all these photo's were from last year {zane's first christmas!!}

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? definitely hot chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? they are always wrapped... 

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? i like red & white lights on both

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope

5. When do you put your decorations up? day after thanksgiving 

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? stuffing with gravy... yum!

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? my aunt, uncle & cousins always came to our house for christmas every year and we would have christmas dinner then open our 'family' presents then we'd beg to stay up but they'd make us go to bed and then we'd wake up to all our christmas presents from santa 

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? i don't remember actually 

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? we actually open 'family' gifts on christmas eve and then have santa presents and stockings on christmas morning... that was a tradition my parents had as kids so they carried it on with us and we are carrying on with our kids too.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? well it's red & white mainly with our hallmark ornaments mixed in

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? love snow so much! i want to have a white christmas so badly!!

12. Can you ice skate? i am not good at all... my husband is a hockey player so he's good but i can't really skate for the life of me at all

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? ha ha um no i always loved all my presents the same

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? time with my family and the turkey dinner

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? fudge for sure

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? having christmas dinner on christmas eve then opening our gifts and just having fun spending time laughing and oohing & awwing over the presents with my family 

17. What tops your tree? star

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? i love getting gifts but i also love giving gifts to people. i love seeing their face when i know i've gotten them something that they're really going to love

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? yum yum

20. Favorite Christmas show? the family stone

21. Saddest Christmas Song? away in a manger 

22. What is your favorite Christmas song? let it snow or i want a hippopotamus for christmas

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Sponsor Post: Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles


I would like you to meet one of my sponsors, Chelsea.
She has a sweet blog about her fun little family!
I love her blog, it's very fun.
I will let her introduce herself and her blog:


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Sunny's my little corner of the internet where I spend my mommy time, 
get a little creative, 
and gush about my little Alea Lou. 
If you love adorable pictures, 
yummy food & the occasional DIY, 
you'll have to drop by. 
Pour yourself a nice cup of coffee or grab a pumpkin spice latte & stay a while, 
but don't forget to say "Hello!"

Links:

Go see her blog and decide for yourself!


Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles


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11.18.2011

10 things about Kodi from A Brighter Yellow

I am so excited to have Kodi from A Brighter Yellow joining in on my feature.
She is such a sweetheart, has two very adorable little boys, Manning & Deacon, & is a military wife.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Kodi: 

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twitter: @kodibev
I sell thirty-one at mythirtyone.com/kodi 

1. Favorite snack food 
Oreos, 
but I eat them with milk so that makes them healthy right? :)

2. Favorite place you've ever visited 
Disney World!

3. Favorite movie 
Oh, my husband and I are big movie fans, 
so it's HARD to pick, 
but I'd say my favorites are the Harry Potter series, 
Grease, 
Breakfast at Tiffany's and Star Wars! :)

4. Favorite childhood memory 
I loved Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my family

5. Favorite candle scent 
I love Scentsy- my favorite scent is French Kiss ;)

6. Favorite way to travel 
I love flying. 
It's stressful with kids, 
but when I've gotten to fly alone I find it so enjoyable, 
but I also really love road trips if I don't have to drive. 
I get to read books, 
sleep and listen to music! :)

7. Favorite Starbucks drink 
White Chocolate Mocha no fat no whip :)

8. All time favorite meal 
My mom is the best cook, 
and my family has "Mexican Fiestas" every so often. 
I LOVE IT!

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?
I would LOVE to be on Big Brother. 
I think I could win!

10. A fun fact about you 
I'm a mom of two under two, 
but only for about another week because my big boy is turning 2! 
I have a feeling it's not going to make things any less chaotic anytime soon. 


A Brighter Yellow


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11.15.2011

Happy Day Project

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I've been reading about this Happy Day Project for the last couple weeks now on other peoples blogs. 
And I decided that I definitely want to be a part of it. 
It's such an amazing thing to do for people to maybe brighten it up just a little bit. 
If you want to know more about this project, click here and read on!

I will be starting in next week since it's now Tuesday but it will give me some time to get everything together and ready to deliver on starting on Monday. 

Why don't you join in too?


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Sponsor Post: My Soul is the Sky

I would like you to meet one of my sponsors, Melissa.
She has a really adorable blog about a lot of wonderful things!
I love everything about her blog.
I will let her introduce herself and her blog:






Hi, I'm Melissa from My Soul is the Sky
and I love to blog about all things
fashion, style,
food, family, and fun.
My husband and I are both pilots
and this little blog is about our adventures.














Go check out Melissa's blog and say hello!







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11.14.2011

Sponsor Swaps for Decemeber

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I am going to be offering sponsor swaps on my blog now each month. My blog is still pretty new and small. We've been open for about 11 months now so I don't feel right in charging for sponsors*. If you are interested in the swap then here is how it will work:

  • I'll host your button as a sponsor for Libby's Life for one month.
  • In return you will host my button on your site as a sponsor for one month.
  • Throughout the month my sponsors will be featured in a sponsor introduction post where you can highlight yourself, blog and/or shop. Or whatever you feel like highlighting. 
  • You will also have the option to do a guest post and/or giveaway.
  • Your button/ad will be placed in the right hand column.
  • Your ad will go up on the first day of the month and will come down on the first day of the next month.

If you are interested in doing a sponsor swap then you can either leave a comment on this post or email me at libbyslifeblog [at] gmail [dot] com. 




**I do reserve the right to deny swapping buttons with you if I do not feel that the content of your blog is a good fit for my blog or it's readers.



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11.13.2011

Call Me Kate giveaway

Call Me Kate is doing a giveaway on her blog of this adorable candy stripe bow
and I really, really, really want to win it!


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So I am doing everything in my power to win it!
I have done every other entry.
This is the last one I need to do so I get all my chances in.
So here I am blogging about a bow that would look adorable in my hair for Christmas!



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