Monday, November 21, 2011


I promise I will post again soon!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Winner of the My Memories Software Giveaway!

We have a winner!!!
I have randomly generated a winner for the My Memories giveaway that ended last Friday - I used all numbers between 1 - 9 which is all the comments I had :-(
and that winner is Amanda!!!
You will be contacted further by either myself or Liz from My Memories with your downloading instructions!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shutterfly - Holiday Cards Galore!

One of my absolute favorite parts of the holiday is selecting and creating my Christmas cards each year! I love sorting through all my pictures from the year to select my favorites to use for cards!  I heard that Shutterfly was requesting that bloggers help spread the word about their Holiday Cards and I was soooo excited to jump right on the bandwagon!

Not only do I use Shutterfly for all my digital prints and photo gifts year-round, I have ordered my Christmas Cards from Shutterfly for the past three years and they always turn out great!!!! I have never once been disappointed with the selection (they have selection galore), customer service or turn around time...I LOVE Shutterfly!

My favorite Shutterfly holiday card designs this year are the following...

How much fun is this one? - I love the Peace, Love, Joy and also can appreciate that there are lots of options for pictures to add...

How adorably cute is this is just so hard to pick just one picture!!!!

And, of course, anyone who knows me knows that "believe" is my favorite saying so I think that chances are pretty good that this will be my card this year :-)

I will definitely be using the greetings cards this year also as they have sooo many cute ones!

They also have these really cute and easy to do calendars on Shutterfly - I have created a few myself as gifts and was really suprised at how easy it is to do and how cute they turn out!!!! Everyone that got one from me loved it and it is a gift that keeps giving all year round! A great holiday gift for ANYONE on your list!

I love Christmas and the holidays so much and what way to make family and friends feel close when they can't be.  I cannot even imagine sending a plain old regular card anymore now that I am used to these self-created photocards - everyone that I send them to loves them!

Thanks Shutterfly for all the great choices and the great customer service and support - you truly are the BEST! 
Check out their site and products ASAP - I promise you will not regret it - it is great value, great customer service and great quality all in one place!!!

November Birchbox

It arrived!!!!! My November Birchbox!! YIPPEE!!!!!

Here is the adorable little box it arrives in....

  Here is the contents before I begin to tear everything open...

I got this great smelling Thymes Eucalyptus Body lotion!!! Awesome!

These two recycled paper coasters...not sure what this has to do with beauty but okay...

This is the smaller items wrapped in this cute little pouch...

Inside was a sample of Shalimar...I think I like it. Tested it and then could not decide after a few hours if I still liked it or not...little bit lit Pacholi...will test it again tomorrow...

I am really excited about this sample...I have heard alot about Zoya so I am very intered to see if this lats as long as OPI...I love this color for the holiday too!!!

And also got a face mask that I forgot to get a picture of and this little pouch of lotion which is also Thymes in Kimono Rose scent...sounds pretty...

If you do not subscribe here to try it!!! It is soooo fun to get a little tester gift sent to you each month - what fun and neat new products to try!!!

Also, if you get Birchbox already - what did you get and what did you think of your products?!?! Let me know!

It's like a little present to yourself each month for only $10

PS - Don't forget to enter my giveaway here - entry time ends on Friday the 11th!!   ENJOY!!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

FMM - Dating

FMM: Dating

What is your current relationship status? (Be as specific as you’d like to be!)

Single - single - single!!! After the amount of time I spent in the last one and as long as it took me to finally leave; I am staying single for a LONG time unless a rich, white knight gallops up and sweeps me onto his, I think I will stay single for a REALLY LONG TIME - HA!!!

List a few qualities that you look for in a significant other…

I like Kenlie's answer here "really nice to me", that is one of mine as well...along with sweet, compassionate, optimistic, MOTIVATED and loves cats! After just getting out of a go-nowhere relationship, I am much better at saying what I DO NOT WANT - LOL!

If you could choose to date one character in TV or film, who would you choose? Lately I have been crushing on that guy from Grimm - I do not even know his name! I love that he is just a GOOD GUY and hot and fights mean people!!!

How long should you date before becoming exclusive? I think this totally depends on both people and how fast or slow their feelings progress toward each other...

What are your thoughts on public displays of affection? I do not like PDA's - I do not like to participate in them or watch them...I wont attck my man in front of you and you promise not to do the same - K?!?!?

Do you kiss on the first date? Depends on if I like the guy or not; if I like him then YES!

Biggest turn-off? BIG EGOS!!!

What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? I like a big, burly mans man...and I love pretty eyes!

How long do you/did you wait before becoming intimate? Depends on the guy and the situation

Describe your dream date. Where someone wants to take me out.....and then pays COMPLETE attention to me and only me all night...that is all I want!

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments with Kenlie at All The Weigh.

PS - Dont forget to enter my giveaway here - it ends this Friday!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lights, already?

You are all going to call me crazy!!
Look what I did last night!!

I love it!!! The white icicles even is good when you allow yourself to enjoy the little things!


On an ickier note: I got a call back from my lovely mammogram the other day and I have to go back in today to have another mammogram and a sonogram on the left side...apparently they have concerns about something they back I go.

I will keep you all posted on the results....hopefully just lumpy fat cells - HA!!

Also, I am leading at my homegroup tonight...this means telling everyone what I used to be like, what happened and what I am like now that I am sober - although I have done this many times it never gets easier to speak in front of a bunch of people...even if they love you.

Happy Friday to ALL!!! Much bloggy love being sent out to all of you!

Oh - and don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Halloween in Ohio

I have just obtained photos of my youngest nieces and nephews from Halloween...I was unable to see them in person but the pics do NOT disappoint!!!!

Here are Mickey, Minnie and Goofy...(as my niece pointed out; she is four by the way; Mickey Mouse does not have whiskers...and my sister checked and he does not!!! Who knew that?!?!?!)

And here are the other two; my brothers children; as a Steelers cheerleader and Monkey!!!!

Here is the whole crew together!!!! I think Daddy has a beer?!?!?!?! Or is that Hot Chocolate?!?!

And here is my sweet niece and Godchild after she lost her first tooth! This one dropped out early after being slammed on top into the top of her brothers head!!! :-(

I love these kids more than any words can EVER say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Haloween 2011

Alright!! Already!!!
I forgot to post my lovely Haloween costume pics!!!
I love fun and goofy stuff at Haloween so this year I went as....
Mrs. Potato Head!!!

This is me before I left for the party...

And this is me at the party with a couple of my awesome friends....the hippy chick and the convict!!! HA!!!!!

Haloween 2011 ROCKED!!!!


Welcome to We Want to Know Wednesdays Q&A!

Hosted by
Mamarazzi, Queso and Crazymama

This week Crazymama is asking the questions and she wants to know about our Halloweens!

{1} How did you celebrate Halloween? Trick or treating? Adult party? Trunk or treat?
I went to an adult party at a church basement with a bunch of other people!! Lots of fun and alcohol free - that's how I roll!! PS - What in tarnation is trunk or treat?!?!?

{2} What candy is your favorite/the first thing you steal from the kids?
Reese Peanut Better Cups - although I love any and all candy - it is terrible!! Keep me away from sugar! I think I gained 12 pounds in one week from all the candy!!!

{3} What kind of candy do you give out, is it your favorite? or something you know you won't be tempted to eat?
I dont give out candy :-( I live in a condo so I do not get trick or treaters...I do however, make little bags up for all the kids in my building and they get all my favorites!!!

{4} How soon after Halloween do you take down decorations and put away costumes?

I took down Haloween decorations the night of 10/31 and put up my christmas lights outsdie already!!! I hate doing it in the, they are up but I have not lite them yet. Yesterday I put out all my Christmas except the tree...I have a feeling the tree will be an issue this year with the new kitten....I am waiting a gew weeks before I begin that battle :-)

{5} When do you decorate for the next holiday?
Already have!!!!!!! WOOOOO HOOOO!!!! Stockings are hung! I love the holidays!!!!!!!!

I can't wait to find out everyone eklses answers!!!
Happy Wednesday all!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I had a fun and very "milestoney" experience on my vacation day yesterday!

I had my very first mammogram...what fun!

I am writing this to share my experience as the experiences shared with me were NOTHING like the actual on...

Actually, I was expecting horrible pain for extended periods and that was not the case at all!

I had the nicest technician that talked with me about baking, etc. and the time just flew (and felt a little less awkward) - ha!

Anyway, it was not too painful at all either...they put a metal bebe on your nipple and then take two pictures of each breast (compressed) and that is it!! It was a little uncomfortable with the compression but honestly not that bad at all!

Just thought I should write this post as I was terrified and have heard soooo many horrible stories that I was dreading it and it truly was less time and less invasive than a regular gyno appointment...I would take this over one of those ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!!

For those of you whom have yet to experience it - don't fear - it truly is not that bad at all - PROMISE!!!!!!!!!!

ICU Nurse it is

 Hi everyone!! I am just here checking in quickly. I almost feel bad checking in as it has been an eternity since I posted!!! UGH! Life has ...