8.31.2012

10 Things about April from Gingerbread

I am so excited to have April from Gingerbread joining in on my feature.
She is very creative, has two very cute boys & good looking husband too.
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 April: 
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Twitter: @april_orozco

1. Favorite snack food:
I really love hummus and pita bread.
If that's in the house it's my go to snack!
Yum!

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
My favorite place to go hiking and camping Joshua Tree in California, 
So beautiful!

3. Favorite movie:
This is a hard one.
I love Forest Gump, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Old School.

4. Favorite childhood memory:
I can remember my grandpa singing to me when I was a little girl.
I pretended like I wanted him to stop, 
but I secretly loved it!

5. Favorite candle scent:
We don't really burn candles in our house because my son has allergies,
but I love the scent of coconut.
So if I could, 
it would be that scent.

6. Favorite way to travel:
Oh brother, 
I am so afraid to fly.
If I can I drive. 
Ha!

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
I'm in love with Starbucks' skinny hazelnut iced coffee.
YUMMMM!

8. All time favorite meal:
My all time favorite meal is a Thanksgiving dinner!
Turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing...
heaven!

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
I think being on the Amazing Race would be fun with my husband.

10. A fun fact about you:
Is it fun that I can move my ears?
Maybe that's just funny! :)


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8.24.2012

10 Things about Darlene from Tales of a Young Momma

I am so excited to have Darlene from Tales of a Young Momma joining in on my feature.
She is a very fun momma, has an adorable son & a little girl on the way!
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 Darlene: 
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Twitter:  @Darls10


1. Favorite snack food:
Crackers with sharp cheddar cheese or pita bread & hummus.

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
This is a tough one- 
I absolutely LOVE to travel and have been blessed to be able to do this through out my life- 
just picking ONE is hard, 
but I'll go with Gotland. 
It's a small island off the coast of Sweden in the Baltic sea. 
I went there this past summer on our honeymoon/pre-baby moon with my husband and our two besties (who live in Northern, Sweden.) 
We took a 3 hour boat trip over from Stockholm 
(my other favorite place to visit!) 
and spent 4 days camping right on the baltic sea, exploring old castles, shopping, and relaxing. 
It was magical. 
At night it never got all the way dark 
(land of the midnight sun!) 
but the air would get all misty from the Baltic so it was like it was raining and sunny at the same time. 
Seriously so amazing.

3. Favorite movie:
I'm a total Twihard, 
YES one of those, 
so of course all the Twilight movies, 
Love the Harry Potter movies as well, 
Dirty Dancing and 
The Girl with the Dragon tattoo series 
(the ones in Swedish, but I'm super excited to see the American version when it comes out!)

4. Favorite childhood memory:
Oh gosh. 
Hardest question ever!! 
I feel like I had some an amazing, magical childhood, 
it's probably why I strive SO hard to give Jasper the best childhood, 
knowing it can probably never compete with mine! 
We moved and traveled quite a bit living in different countries when I was younger due to my dads job as a corporate traveling chef, 
so while I have crazy memories like riding elephants in Thailand 
and playing with our pet monkey in Bali 
(yes, true story) 
the fondest memories I have are of playing G. I Joe's with my older brother 
(I'm the middle of FIVE!) 
in the little stream next to our house in Ljusdal, Sweden. 
It was a daily occurrence in the summer and I loved being out in the summer, 
playing in the creek with him. 
We would catch tadpoles and little frogs and build little separate pools for them. 

5. Favorite candle scent:
Lily of the Valley.

6. Favorite way to travel:
Train!! 
Jasper and I take and have been taking the train from Denver, CO 
(where we live) 
back to Iowa 
(where Drew and my families both live) 
to visit family since he was 4-5 months old and I LOVE it. 
The train always rocks us both to sleep. 
Plus if we get bored we can get up and walk the entire train, 
many hours have been spent walking up and down the train to keep my busy little boy occupied. 
Plus we always meet/observe a lot of interesting people on the train!! 
When we lived in Sweden two years ago for 7 months we didn't have a car 
and spent 7 months traveling up and down Sweden and Norway. 
If you haven't taken a long distance train somewhere you MUST! 
It's the best/easiest/most interesting way to travel, especially with kids! 

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
Ice Caramel Macchiato in the summer 
and Hot Pumpkin Spice Latte 
or White Chocolate Mocha in the winter.

8. All time favorite meal:
Swedish meatballs with au gratin potatoes with a side of cucumber salad. 
Or Swedish pizza! 
But since I can't get/make that here I'll go with the meatballs :)


9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
Amazing Race! 
Drew and I say we want to do this someday- 
maybe even with our kids as they are older? 
They get to travel EVERYWHERE and doing it with your family would be the best vacay ever!

10. A fun fact about you:
I grew up living all over the world, 
different parts of the US, Sweden, Bali, Indonesia- 
and my biggest goal for our family is to move abroad again. 
It was the best experience! 



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8.20.2012

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8.19.2012

GlassesUSA

I have been wearing glasses since I was a Senior in high school,
so about 11 years now.

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At first I wasn't exactly thrilled to be joining the rest of my family in wearing eyeglasses
because I always thought wearing glasses was so uncool!
You know when you're a teenager anything that isn't completely natural aside from makeup & clothes
is totally uncool.

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But once I started wearing them and I could actually see what I was doing I completely changed my attitude towards them.
I did eventually get contacts but I still have glasses for night and when I first get up in the morning.
I have never actually ordered any eyeglasses online but after receiving an email from
GlassesUSA.com I think I am going to be ordering some from their site
as soon as I am done writing this post!

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I will order glasses from them and then let you know my experience with them. 
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8.17.2012

Ergo Giveaway on She Breathes Deeply

Since I've become pregnant for the 2nd 
time with Lilah.
 I've been researching what the best carrier would be for her 
because I have heard many things about different carriers being bad for your baby so I started by talking to my bloggy momma friends 
Melissa, Lauren, Mandy, & Jill and they all recommended the Ergo. 
So I have been searching Craigslist, Facebook, & all my 2nd stores around to try to find a used one because they are so expensive. 

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I have also entered the Ergo a day giveaway on the Ergobaby Facebook page which is still going on. But when I saw that Mandy from She Breathes Deeply was doing a giveaway on her blog today I knew I had to enter it. Hence the blog post... 
it is one of the entries & I really really really want to win one! :) So this is my attempt at trying to get an Ergo

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10 Things about Cami from All Things Lovely

I am so excited to have Cami from All Things Lovely joining in on my feature.
She is always dressed so cute, has a very cute little boy, & has an adorable husband.
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 Cami: 
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Twitter: @atl_blog

1. Favorite snack food:
Pretzles and string cheese

2. Favorite place you've ever visited: 
Maui, Hawaii

3. Favorite movie: 
Anchor Man, Elf (I have a thing for Will Ferrell) 

4. Favorite childhood memory: 
going to bear lake every summer. 
You're in your swim suit all day and all night, water skiing, playing at the beach, roasting s'mores. 
It's the life! 

5. Favorite candle scent: 
pumpkin spice

6. Favorite way to travel: 
on a cruise! 
It's cheap, its super fun, you get to see 3-4 different locations, 
food all the time, 24 hour soft serve, 
and it's usually always to a tropical place!

7. Favorite Starbucks drink:
 non-fat white chocolate mocha

8. All time favorite meal: 
anything involving pasta. 
I love a good carbo load night.
Add in some chicken parmigiana and some pasta...
ahhh I'm in heaven

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
 probably jersey shore- sike!
It would have to be project runway. 
I need to learn how to sew really well first. 

10. A fun fact about you: 
I'm an all natural blonde yes these roots don't lie 
(cause they're blonde..baaaa) 
I'm allergic to malt which means I have to keep my fountain soda Dr. Peppers to a minimum which is a total blessing and a curse because I would probably consume about 80 liters a day if I didn't have this little problem-o of mine. 




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8.16.2012

Thoughts/worries about having 2 kids soon

I am 28 weeks today so that makes me 7 months pregnant and the closer that I get to my due date the more worries come to mind about what's going to happen once I do actually have two kids and am responsible for both of them by myself all day - every day!

The thing that worries me the most is will I be able to juggle having a toddler who wants my attention all the time and an infant that needs me all the time. I know I am going to have to split my time between them as equally as possible but I am worried that Zane is going to resent the fact that I can't do what he wants me to right then & there!

Then there is the will Zane feel like we don't love him as much because we can't give him 100% of our attention all day, every day. What if he starts to resent us because we don't spend all our time with him? What if he is mean to his sister because he resents her for taking his only child position away? {this is a worry because of 1st hand experience & how I felt towards my brother for many, many years!}

I am also so worried that I will become so overwhelmed and completely lose it. I love being a stay at home momma to Zane but I also know that in a little less than 3 months there will be two kids vying for my attention & I am so worried that I won't be able to to juggle everything and I will lose my mind.

So what have I been doing to prepare for all of these things? I have been praying every.single.night for God to take over and to give me peace. I need to learn to hand over the big things in life fully to Him and I think that this is a really great place to start. I know that if I do give complete control over to Him that He will get me through it. There may be times where I feel completely alone and like He is no where to be found in helping me but I will just need to relax and remember that if you ask He will be there for you no questions asked. You may not hear or see him but He's going to be there. The Lord will always be there as long as you don't leave Him. :)


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8.12.2012

Zane's 2 year photos

I wanted to share the amazing pictures we had taken for Zane's 2nd birthday by the amazing
Lulabell Photography!
She is also going to be taking my maternity pictures coming up next month and of course our newborn photos of little Lilah when she gets here in November!

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He looks so sad here but it is a facial expression I see everyday! 

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You always have to have baby/toddler feet pictures!
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  And this is by far my favorite picture from our session. 

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I highly recommend you look her up and use her if you are in the Portland/Vancouver area!
She is the sweetest girl ever on top of taking amazing pictures. :)


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8.10.2012

10 Things about Jessica from All Things Remembered

I am so excited to have Jessica from All Things Remembered joining in on my feature.
She is such a darling girl, has an adorable little boy, & is married to her sweet husband.
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 Jessica: 
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Twitter: @jessicadiamond


1. Favorite snack food:
I love to snack on salt & vinegar chips. 
Not the healthiest but so good.

2. Favorite place you've ever vistited:
My favorite place that I've visited would definitely have to be Las Vegas.

3. Favorite movie:
I have so many favorite movies but The Notebook is definitely at the top of that list.

4. Favorite childhood memory:
Playing house and 
"cars" with my cousins would be probably be one of my favorite childhood memories.

5. Favorite candle scent:
My all time favorite scent would definitely have to be anything with cinnamon.

6. Favorite way to travel:
 I don't really have a favorite way to travel but flying was pretty fun. 
Once I got over the panic attack.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink:
I love the Caramel Brulee Latte they have at Christmas. 
Any other time it's the Cinnamon Dolce Latte. 
If you're referring to cold drinks then it would definitely have to be the Iced Passion Tea Lemonade.

8. All time favorite meal:
I would have to say that Chinese food is my favorite. 
I could eat it everyday.

9. If you could be on one reality show which one would you chose?:
I don't know why but I've always wanted to be on The Real World. 
Then, on one of the Challenges. :)

10. A fun fact about you:
I don't know if you'd consider it a fun fact but I have 5 tattoos. 
I want tons more.


8.03.2012

A bump update

I am 26 weeks as of yesterday but I haven't taken a picture for the week yet. 
I can't believe this my last week of my 2nd trimester! 
This pregnancy is going by so quickly. 
I am so excited to meet my little lady in November or if she chooses to come earlier. 

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10 Things about Brooke from Bright Wishes

I am so excited to have Brooke from Bright Wishes joining in on my feature.
She is such a doll, has very cute little girl, & is a brand new 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 Brooke: 
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Photo Credit: Caroline Ghetes: http://carolineghetes.com/
Twitter: @brightwishes
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bright-Wishes/258388994207438
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/brightwishes/

1. Favorite snack food: 
This is hard because I snack A LOT. 
I'd say sour patch or sour skittles and reeses or kit kats!

2. Favorite place you've ever visited: 
My favorite place is Wilmington, North Carolina

3. Favorite movie: 
My favorite movies are Harry Potter series, 
Transformer series, Bridesmaids, Disturbia, Fright Night, She's The Man. 
I love movies!

4. Favorite childhood memory: 
My favorite childhood memory would be camping with my family and going on the lake.

5. Favorite candle scent: 
Vanilla or Cookies. 
Although I did smell a campfire/s'mores candle the other day and fell in love with it!

6. Favorite way to travel: 
Road Trip!

7. Favorite Starbucks drink: 
I don't drink coffee, but I love their hot chocolate!

8. All time favorite meal: 
I will eat anything breakfast - 
pancakes, french toast, eggs, waffles! 
YUM.

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?: 
I barely watch any reality shows but if I had to choose it would be Cake Boss!

10. A fun fact about you: 
Hmmm, if I could work anywhere it would be on a tv set or movie set!




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