Monday, March 31, 2014

Turning 32 - So Thankful

 As I is sit down to write this, thinking about how i am turning 32 , i think about the last 3 years and think about how much my life has changed in what seems took forever at times, really has gone by way too fast. I can't help but tear up at some of the thoughts that go through my head. In the last three years, I can honestly say that I have lost so much, but in return I have gained and been blessed with so much as well.

Since i had my youngest son last May, I have really been focusing on every day and just taking it all in, I am so happy to have been blessed with two amazing boys. Lately, I have not just been functioning or going through motions trying to stay afloat, but I have felt truly whole and happy. I feel like my self again, I know who i am again, what I want, what makes me happy, and it AWESOME!! I love the quote, "I choose to be happy", I really do believe that happiness is a choice, that quote has picked me up from a few bad times. There are always times that you can "choose" to feel depressed or sad, but really if you look around there are so many things that you can "choose" that make you happy. The "choice" is really yours. 

When I look at my boys, especially when they are playing together, laughing together my heart just expands and i have the biggest smile ever on my face!! I love them so much, I love being a mom and I am so thankful for them.

To be honest turning 32 feels amazing!! So much better then turning 30...Have an amazing day!



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Project Life Share and Paleo Whole 30 Diet Rant

I am not going to hide it, i need to loose about 15 pounds. I have gotten kind of relaxed with my no carb kick since I stopped breast feeding in November. I have been trying really hard to eat healthy, but to be honest it hasn't worked. One week i tried to eat salads the whole week for lunch and dinner, you think i lost weight? Nope!

I heard about this new way of living called Paleo, I did some research on it and thought, it is basically the same idea as my no carb diet, but the first 30 days you cleanse your body, no sugar, no dairy, no grains, no soy, no processed food. I thought this is great!! However, being a full time working mom of two little boys, i thought this would be kind of difficult with no processed food at all. I thought i would give it a try though. We are trying to clean out our pantry and I think I will start the Whole 30 diet as of next Monday (wish me luck).

If you are familiar with the Whole 30 diet, let me know if you have any suggestions or tips. If you are not familiar with it here is a link and you can read up on it: Whole 30 Diet

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Scrapbooking Fall Mini Album Class Supplies Websters Pages

Hello Everyone!! Just wanted to post a video that i made showing the class kit that people will be getting this weekend when they attend my Fall Mini Album class!

I am so excited, I can't wait!! This is my first class that is outside my house, I know that everyone will fall in love with their new yummies! Let me know if you have any questions, it's this Saturday from 10 - 1.

In honor of my first class outside my house, I am having a sale in my Zibbet shop!! In the shop you will find flowers by Petaloo and Websters Pages collections. The sale ends this Saturday October 5.

The coupon code is FIRSTCLASS

Thanks for stopping by today and have an awesome Tuesday!


Monday, September 30, 2013

Scrapbooking Fall Mini Album Class Petaloo Websters Pages COUPON CODE: FIRSTCLASS

I am so excited for this weekend, it is my first mini album class that is outside my home!! Here is a video to showcase flowers that are in my zibbet shop along with flowers that are included in the class kit. The mini album turned out so cute and I can't wait to showcase all of my fall pictures!! I will be showing the mini album after the class on Monday!

Sale Ends Saturday October 5, 2013!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Some Odd Girl Pregnancy / Childbirth Mini Album

Just wanted to share a video with you guys that I had up on my youtube channel a few weeks back. I made this mini album for a hop, but since then have filled it with pregnancy pictures and newborn pictures of my youngest son. I am going to take this mini album with me when I go back to work next week and look at it whenever I get sad and am missing my babies. Hoping to have a video up showing you guys how I added the pictures to the album sometime this week! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

3 Month Baby Check Up

Today we go for our 3 month baby check up, I hate these check ups because I know he is going to be getting vaccines and those always make me so nervous. I finally started supplementing with formula on Sunday and he seems to be fuller and happier, I think I was not getting enough breast milk during the day and he was hungry, so I promised my self even before I got pregnant with him that I would not stress out if I did not have enough breast milk to feed him. I would give him as much as I could and I would definitely try as hard as I could which I feel like I did. For the past week I have been pumping after every feeding, but it has not seemed to help.I wish I had more breast milk, but the reality is I just don't and I need to feed him, so formula it is. I am still breast feeding him as much as I can, and when I go back to work next week I will be pumping every 3 hours so that I can still give him breast milk when I get home. That will be a whole new adventure!! The only thing with the formula is that he seems to be spitting up more with it, we tried giving him Similac Advanced and he seemed super gassy and fussy, so we switched to Similac Organic which is what we gave my first son, he seems to be doing better with it, but still spitting up, so I am going to ask the doctor about it today. I think after he is done with the Similac Organic I am going to try Earths Best Formula, a few of my friends mentioned that it was better then the Similac.

The last few days, I really haven't been doing much scrapbooking, because I have been working from home. This weekend I plan on finishing a Halloween Mini Album that I have been working on for the past week or so. I also need to finish my older son's birthday invitations. Anyway, hoping to have some good updates after the doctors office, have an awesome Tuesday everyone!!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Soaking Up My Babies Cooing!!

I can't pretend that I am totally calm about going back to work, I am so going to miss sending my older son off to camp or school, seeing my husband off to work, and then going back and enjoying my me time with my newborn. I love our mornings, I eat breakfast, then I pump some breast milk if I hadn't already, and then me and my little guy play, he is so smiley and loves to talk. I am going to miss our little conversations (he loves saying Agoo, and awoo), I am going to miss breastfeeding him during the day, us just laying down and looking at each other, and us both being memorized by the other. Me scrapbooking while he is sleeping, there are times when I just sit and stare at him while he is sleeping, just soaking it all up and taking in the moment, I feel so blessed and honored to be his mommy. He follows my every move, trying to figure things out, I can't really understand why, but this time going back to work is so much harder then last time, yes I cried last time also, but I was excited to go back to work. Don't get me wrong, I do love my job and I work for some of the most amazing people on the planet, and who I really consider a friend, but I am torn and feel like I still need more time with my little guy. 3 months is definitely not enough time for maternity leave. I don't know if it is the fact that I am older now, and realize how important and precious time is, and the reality is that they really do grow up so fast. Anyway, I will quit my ramblings and sobs about my baby for now LOL.

So, I am working on a special scrappy give away for my youtube channel reaching 500 subbies, hoping I can get that video out sometime next week, so excited for the give away. I will keep everyone posted. Have an awesome weekend everyone!