Friday, August 31, 2012

Last Day To Get "Sunkissed"!



Happy Friday, Beauties!
"Friday Favorites" will return next week, since I'm not loving any new products this week & don't wanna post randoms, just to fill up a page...cool? 

So…
Just wanted to remind you all that today is the very last day to enter my Giveaway! 
If you haven't yet…
click on above pic & enter away! 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday & Happy 3 day weekend to all of you!
Be safe out there!

Love You Guys!
XO



Cozy With My Babies,

Thursday, August 30, 2012

G+B=E




If you love these two as much I as do…
you'd know they've got some AMAZEBALL news to celebrate...


Yeay!
After a very long, emotional, heart-breaking, love-filled, overcoming obstacles, kick ass journey…
their little Angel is finally here! 
And I...couldn't be happier! 


It's amazing how two people you've never met…can touch your heart in such a profound way.
Just knowing all they've had to overcome, that in itself…is one of the most beautiful stories…this little boy will ever be read!

Welcome to the world, Baby Edward!
Your Parents Are SO Happy You're Here! 
All The Best, G&B!
You are loved by so many!
XO


Have a Beautiful Night, Dolls!
Until Tomorrow...



A Heart Full of Love,


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Oh My Mint!



Hey Gorgeous Ones!
Happy Wednesday!
Hope your week has been amazing so far!
So…as usual…I was playing on Hautelook today & I came across this absolutely adorable clutch!


It comes in may colors, but lately…I'm IN LOVE with mint!
So, of course…I had to get it & share it with you guys!
It's 100% leather & was/is $82.00, originally $220.00!
Click here if you want one too! 
Is anyone else loving this color as much as me?
Absolutely Beautiful.
Especially with a tan!
Love.
And the rest of these pics…adore.













Have a beautiful night, my loves & thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to share my current obsession!
I love & appreciate you all!
MUAH!
XO

And…a HUGE Thank You to all of you who've entered my Giveaway!
It always makes me happy when you guys love what I picked out!
For those of you who haven't entered yet…
you have until Friday night, so get on it, Sister! 




Dang. Now Craving Thin Mints! YUM-ME!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Sunday Sweethearts!"



Happy "Sunday Sweethearts", Beautiful Dolls!

Thank you so much for joining me on my "Sunday Sweethearts" link-up!
I'm so excited to have you with me!

The inspiration behind this, is a day to share ALL the things that happened during the previous week...that made your heart...a little sweeter.


I wanted to start this "movement", in hopes that everyone who reads these precious moments...will inspire each other to love a little more, and to become aware of the impact a simple act of kindness/love...really does have on our lives. We all can make a difference., no matter how small, and I truly believe that love really does...make life worth living. No matter what each of us are going through...when you surround yourself with love & goodness...the world absolutely gets a whole lot sweeter.

It's my little version of "Paying It Forward".
I would love nothing more, than for you to join me on this journey...to touch, inspire, & of course...make sweeter...as many lives as we possibly can!

How awesome would that be!!!

can't wait to begin this crusade with all of you & to make the world sweeter...one ♥ at a time!

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Here are mine for this week...


1. Little Angels "Talk"

The same 2 Little Angels I spoke of yesterday…said these insanely sweet words to their Mama, as she read them a bed time story!

"Me: Girls, which Barbie in your book do you think is the prettiest?
Mia: I like this one because she looks like Aunt Veronika ♥"


Sent to me by my Bestest in Colorado.
LOVE these faces!


I Died. And still continue to.
And If I don't say so myself…she was pretty right on! Ha Ha! 
TOTALLY made my day & made my heart melt! 
LOVE you, Perong Girls! 
ALL of you!
XO

(If you missed yesterday's post…here you go!)

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2. A Mama's Love

Dog saves all her puppies from a house fire, and put them to safety in one of the fire trucks.
I cannot stand how adorably sweet this is!
Makes me cry every time I look at it!
How can people still say animals don't have souls!
I'll argue that one any time!


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3. Love From My B 


Sometimes, a lot of times…it's the smallest things that mean the most!
I love you, Babe.
With EVERY beat of my heart.
Today, Tomorrow. Forever.

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4. Little Joey


Rex, the dog, found a dead kangaroo in the road. Amazingly, one of its joeys was alive in its mother’s pouch. Rex rescued the joey, took it home, and dropped it at his owner’s feet. The 
Guardian reports that this dog and baby kangaroo are now best friends.

How insanely adorable is this!
And for the record…I wanna hold a Joey so so bad! 

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5. My (Our) Superstar Niece!




Our Little Monkey made the paper!!! 
How awesome is that!
She ROCKS & we couldn't love her more or be any more proud!

It's no surprise though, really! Ha!
Here's her Mama, my bad ass Sister-In-Law!
Check her out!!!



That's right, Baby!
HALL OF FAME Pitcher for Eastern Kentucky University!!!
How sick is that!!!
Such an insane accomplishment & makes me unbelievably proud!
And…makes me brag a lot too! 
It's in the genes!
Sammie…you're well on your way!!!

We LOVE You…BOTH ALL!
And our adorable Peyton & amazing Brother, Ron!
And this card…absolutely adorable! 
I save everything my girls give me & add it to albums to one day share with them!
But this paper…we're gonna frame it & hang it in B's Man Cave…with all his other Sports Memorabilia!
Auntie VV loves you so so much!
SFM, Sister…SFM.

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Thank you to all of you for reading & an extra special Thank You, in advanced...for all of you who join me! I love & appreciate you...all! 
Please grab the button code from my sidebar, insert it into your post, and then join the link-up below! Can't wait to see what made your hearts...a little sweeter!


Don't forget to enter my Fab Giveaway!
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Happy Sunday, Beautiful Ones!



Sweethearts Unite  !


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Life Lesson From 2 Little Angels!



When I received this text the other day, from my very Best Friend in Colorado…it literally brought tears to my eyes & really, truly…made me think.

"Had to tell you about my conversation with the girls yesterday. They were asking about a little teapot I have in the kitchen that you got me…

Me: Aunt Veronika got me that a long time ago.
Morgan: When you were a little girl?
Me: Not that long ago…but a while ago.
Morgan: I like Aunt Veronika.
Mia: Me too. She has a pool.
Me: I know sweety. We will go visit her one day.
Morgan: Why can't we go there?…Because she's busy?
Me: Yes, honey…she is very busy.
Morgan: Maybe she shouldn't be busy anymore. Maybe she should just play.

If only life were as simple as the thoughts of a 3-year old. :) Love you."

I know. I know.
And when you see the precious faces of the Angels behind the words…even worse! 


And my Bestest with them…


Kill Me Now!

The best way I can explain my heart & head…
is summed up like this…

I've always been one of those people that played AFTER all my work was done, & stayed hours late after work, just to make sure all my "to-do's" were checked off before leaving for the night.
I can't function in clutter or chaos, so I have to get rid of it before I can be social. 
It used to be very productive & everything worked perfectly for me & my life was filled with peace & balance.
Until…
I started biting off more than I could chew (in every sense), and stuff just kept/keeps piling up!
And you know what happens once you get behind…you're screwed! 
Now…pretty much every day...I lay my head to rest…with so much yet to still accomplish.
Hate that feeling.
Sure…the laundry can wait, and "re-organizing" my closet can be done later, but the things I have to do…most of them are time sensitive.
Wedding Gifts to make cute & send out before their first anniversary!
Birthday, Anniversary, Congrats, New Home, New Baby, Thinking of You, Sympathy, New Job, Engagement cards & gifts...a year late. (True Story)
Little Gifts & Letters I'm working on to send all my closest friends, explaining why I've been MIA for so long & praying they understand & still love me.
Getting my Giveaways ready & mailed out!
Answering Emails & Blog Comments.
Spending time with Family & Friends.
Keeping my house OCD friendly.
Travel, Travel & more Travel.
Being a Wife, Mama to my Babies D&G, & they are babies! 
Etc. Etc.
And I haven't even mentioned one word yet about my actual "work"!
That's a whole nother chapter.
(DISCLAIMER…I am NOT complaining one bit! I live for this kinda stuff, but not gonna lie…it does take some time!)
ANOTHER huge reason I have yet to want kids.
And you see what's left off my list?
Work-outs & taking care of me.
"Later I always say…Later." 
"When I'm all done."

I always tell myself, "As soon as I get all this stuff done…then...I'll call all my friends. Then I'll work out. Then I'll go see my Family, etc."
I hate multi-tasking when it comes to phone calls, because I always want the people on the other end of the line to have my full attention!
Nothing worse than talking for the hell of it!
And did I mention…I'm not a phone person at all!
I'm SUCH a guy when it comes to that.
These are my dream conversations…
Me: "Hey you wanna come over & hang out?"
Other Person: "Yeah. See you soon!"
Me: "Cool."
The End.

Unfortunately when half the people I love live hours, days away…that's not working for me so much!
Something I definitely need to work on!

I need to hire a "keep me on task manager"!

But…I know me & know that it'll take me 2 full days to get all this stuff above done, IF I can stay my ass off the computer (besides this blog, of course), and just, as they say in Texas…"Get er done!" 
As they say. 
You know damn well this California girl doesn't say that…yet.

So…for today…I'm gonna stop.
And leave my craft room just like this.


And just close the door behind me.

Can you say, "Crafer-math!"
In 2 days (or so)…I'll post a pic of what it's supposed to look like! 
And before you ask…that Christmas tree is not left up since Christmas!
Come on, guys!
I'm not that bad! 
Almost.
It stays up all year! 
Look closely…you just might see a gift you're gonna be receiving!

So the lesson…
I hear you loud & clear precious M&M!
Aunt Veronika needs to take time for the things/people…that matter the most in this world! In her world.
And you bet your adorable little butts…you WILL be coming to see me & you WILL be swimming in my pool! 

If you haven't talked you your Best Friends in months…you just suck, that's all!
Me…talking to Me.
It's RE-DIC!
No reason at all for it! 

I always assume they'll understand & be there when I'm all done.
When in reality…none of us are promised tomorrow & if any one of them were taken from me…while I was busy playing in my craft room/getting stuff done, postponing their call…I would never forgive myself. 

Just yesterday…B & I were out running errands & passed a horrible motorcycle accident, resulting in a fatality, & again…there went my eyes!

Life is SO precious & MUCH TOO SHORT.
Never take anyone or anything for granted.
And always be sure…to take time to play!

Morgan & Mia…I give you my word!

I love you, Tammi…and even though I SUCK ASS at letting you know…I think of you, am praying for you, remembering all of our good times- singing songs we always sang, looking at pictures, wishing so bad we lived close again & could watch chick flicks & cuddle & crack backs & play 1-2-3 in the kitchen, feed the need, go to Italy & NY again, laugh till our tummies hurt, dance our booties off, stay up all night & talk, cry together, vent, drink chocolate cake shots, hug you anytime I want…this is what I think about, dream about, wish...EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!
You mean everything to me & it's about time I start showing you!
I'm helping B get all ready to leave tonight, so I'll call you tomorrow as soon as he's on his way! (Details when I call you)
Pencil me in, Honey!

Call someone you love.
They'll be so happy you did.
Don't wait.
Do it now!

Because after all…while your craft room is in shambles…so might be their hearts, and you'd never know because you didn't take the time to ask.

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Right After You Make That Call…

Don't forget to enter my AMAZEBALL Giveaway!
Click on pic for all info!


Love & Hugs to ALL of you
I couldn't love or appreciate you more!

Happy Saturday!
XO



Touched By 2 Little Angels,


Friday, August 24, 2012

"Friday Favorites!"



Happy "Friday Favorites", Beautiful Dolls & Guys!

I'm so excited to have you here with me & read all about your favorites!
If you missed my first post, explaining all about it...you can read it here.

"Friday Favorites" is day where you post all the things you're loving each week, such as...


Here are mine this week…


1. Favorite New Online Sites!


THE MOST ADORABLE Clothes…EVER!!!
If you've seen these pics floating around on Pinterest…








This is where they're from!

I just ordered this dress & I ADORE it!


Click on big pic above to get to site! 

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And My 2nd New Favorite Site!


SUCH cute & TOTALLY cheap (inexpensive) shoes, accessories & fun clothes…on this site!
If you know me, or have been following me for a while…you know I love me some funky/edgy stuff!
And once I show you the shoes I just ordered…you'll be 100% convinced!!!
Wait for it.
Ready.
These (In Royal Blue) & These (In Red)
And of course…I will pair them both…with something A LOT less Lady Gaga-ish…don't trip! 
Think these are bad…wait till next week's shoe reveal!
EVEN WORSE!!!
Stay Tuned.
And just an FYI…since these are the first pairs I will be trying & have yet to receive…I can't comment on the quality, but hey…I'm sure it's like most things in life…you get what you pay for, right?
If you're looking for staple pieces to lasts years & years…prob not the place, but hey…you never know! 
We'll all find out…together!
But then again…who's really gonna wear insane Cookie Monster lookin' blue shoes, or spikes when you're 50?
On second thought…I probably will!

Again…click above pic for link to site!



2. Favorite Make-Up Look & "How To"!


How stunning is this look!
Definitely one of my very favorites!
And the best part…this blog has step by step instructions/details…on how to create it!
Can't wait to try it out! 


3. New Gadget!


How cute AND practical is this!
It's a portable IPhone/IPad charger!
Perfect for on the go & leopard…double awesome!
And super cheap too!
Only $10.59.
Just ordered mine!
For all the times I'm in Rodger Dunn for 3 hours with B (no, really)…my phone always dies & it's my only savior!!!
The things we do for love! 
Here's where you can get one too! 


4. Favorite Drug Store Pink!


Looking for the perfect nude, but don't wanna spend a million dollars???
Here you go!
Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Lip Color in "Bare It All" 
The lipsticks are highly pigmented, long-lasting, and dont cake, feather, or bleed. 
The best part? 
They're only $1.99.
HOLLA!


5. Favorite Obsession!


I watch this over & over & over again!
One of my very favorite versions of "Holding Out For A Hero" & the movie…if you haven't seen the new Footloose, and you love, teeny-bopper-ish, make you wanna dance, fun, girly movies…it's a MUST SEE!!!

And there you have it!
My Favorites for this week!

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Thank you to all of you for reading & an extra special Thank You, in advanced...for all of you who link-up with me! Such a fun way to share, support each other, and meet new friends!



Please grab the button code from my sidebar, insert it into your post, and then join the link-up below! Can't wait to see your favorites!

And..
Don't forget to enter my AMAZEBALL Giveaway!
Click on pic for all info!


Love & Hugs...always & Happy Friday!
XO



A Happy, Grateful Girl,