MFTS-Thank you Shabbywears!

I recieved my package from Julie at Shabbywears the other day! I was so excited to open it up and see all the goodies she sent me! & WOW, did I get lucky!
First off, when I opened it everything was wrapped in pink tissue with a cute ribbon! The girls are just loving the ribbon and putting it in their hair :)
Each piece also had a little note tied to it explaining what it was and why it was her favorite thing (such a good idea)!
Here's what I recieved:
1. Post-it notes- her obsession
2. a bird hook- she loves birds & shabby hooks
3. Werther's original ( I LOVE these too!)
4. Pecan Honey Butter Spread- I cannot wait to try this, yum!
5. Bill's Season All- I can't wait to try this too!
6. Cook Book- I'm already searching for new recipes, I'd love for you to share with me your favorite ones, Julie!
7. Romantic Homes Magazine- the best reading material ;)

Thank you so much Julie! I had a great time being your swap partner & reading your blog!
& Thank you Mamarazzi for organizing this and making it so fun & worthwhile!

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Fix it Friday

It's time for Fix-It Friday #15 at I Faces.
This is our day to learn photo editing tricks from contributors as they explain how they “fixed-up” the special photo we gave them and then play along with the Fix-It ourselves!
This is my 1st try at it!
the unedited photo:

My editing:
I know I have so much more to learn, but wanted to give it a try! I use PSP9

Friday Fill in 5/29


1. It's cold and delicious, I love ice cream.

2. Alexis says she does not like tomatoes.

3. My favorite health and beauty product is chapstick/lipgloss.

4. It's been awhile since I took a nice long ride.

5. Well, first of all I would thank Jesus for all he has done.

6. Adam Lambert & myself; those were the cast of characters in a recent dream and it was lovely. (dont judge me) LOL

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spending time with my brother, tomorrow my plans include hanging out with my nephew & my kiddos and Sunday, I want to go to church!

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Time Capsule Tuesday #13

Time Capsule Tuesday has a NEW look and a NEW button!

Go ahead and join us this week in sharing your special memories in photo form, video form or just write a story about it... Don't forget to link up!!

Take the button:

This was way back when...look at our outfits! HAHA I was 4 and this was my dad graduating from the Tucson Police Academy. I actually vaguely remember this day.

My dad did not enjoy his time on the force and quit not long after.....but for a time my dad was a police officer :)

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I had to do something TOTALLY SPECIAL for my 100th Blog Post! I can't even believe I have made it this far! I thought I would try out blogging because all my friends had one and I didn't want to be left out ; ) Now I just love it and all my blog friends I have met along the way! I cannot wait to meet even more friends and continue on this journey of life, supporting eachother!
To begin with I gave my blog a MAKEOVER! I hope you like it..just something simple and new. Take my new button if you'd like:


I have also decided to do a giveaway and not just ANY giveaway!


To enter the Giveaway please just follow these steps:

*You must have a blog and an email address accessible to me.

I am not going to track anyone down for their address. If I cannot get ahold of the winner within 24 hours after the contest ends I will randomly pick another winner.

*Now comment below and you are entered!

You can have up to 4 more additional entries, please comment below to let me know you have done the following:

1 entry- follow me

1 entry- blog about this giveaway on your blog

1 entry- add my new button to your sidebar

1 entry- comment on another post I have written previously to this post, but please specify that it is also an entry to this giveaway

The contest will end May 31st at 11:59pm


Friday Fill-in 5/22

1. Moving is what I'm good at...since I have done it 17 times in the last 8 years.

2. I cannot wait to be debt free.

3. My best quality is my dimples.

4. I like gossip in details.

5. In nearly 10 years, I may be done with nursing school haha.

6. A break from these 3 kids is what I need right now!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching a movie, tomorrow my plans include going to Old Navy's $1 flip flop sale and Sunday, I want to go to church and maybe to a swim party!


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I'm more upset than I thought I would be.

I really like Kris.
I liked him from the beginning.
I'm happy for him.
I congratulate him.
I'm so sad! I really think Adam should have won! He is still MY American Idol!
& I will miss seeing him every week. At least I can listen to him since I downloaded all his songs off iTunes [heehee]
& I may TOTALLY FREAK when I see him at the CONCERT!!!!
on July 20th!
Tickets purchased.
i [heart] adam

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What a night!

Adam vs Kris
This is definitely gonna be a close one! They both did so good tonight! Of course my vote goes to Adam. I just can't help myself. He is brilliant and on another level.
Kris' first song was his best for me and Adam's was his second song, even though I love "Mad Love" too!
The "first single" song was not so great. I liked Adams version much better, but I think Kris was just out of tune at first. Made it a little awkward.
Either way they are both very talented!
Who did YOU vote for???
*on another note*
I have been attending a church here for a couple weeks and my sister and I went on Sunday. Kris Allen's pastor was the guest speaker!! It was really neat and it was a great service!
I thought that was pretty cool!

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Time Capsule Tuesday #12

I know I am not the only one out there who loves to look at old photos and watch old videos. Thus Time Capsule Tuesday was born! Join in on the fun, & share your memories in photo form, video form or just write a story about it... Don't forget to link up!!

Take the button:

Alright, this week I will see what I can find.

I love this picture of my grandma, Lucy, and my father. The year had to be 1958 or 1959. My father was her 8th child.
I never had the privilege to meet my grandma. She passed away when my father was just 15 years old. She was so young and left behind a loving husband, 6 sons and 3 daughters. I have been told that I look like her. She had a twin, Aunt Alice, who told me that I reminded her of her sister. Makes me feel a little bit closer to her.

Now it's your turn, and link up below!!

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My Peachy Weekend

I ended up having a really nice weekend! Really early Saturday morning my brother dropped off his son, G, for the weekend. My parents, myself and all the kids got ready and headed to Queen Creek's Peach Festival at Schnepf's Farm. We didn't arrive til 10am so it was already heating up, but it was still loads of fun! We went straight to the Carousel. Longest carousel of my life! The kids sure enjoyed it, but I get nauseous on those things! Next up was the Pony Rides! Alexis was so excited since horses are her favorite animal (I guess pony's will do just as good)! Lily was as well and at first G was not sure, but ended up riding the pony. Josiah was not interested at all...all he wanted was something to drink! They all loved it and I got some cute pics! I almost didn't get any pics because i dropped my phone and my lens bent and I had to really work at it to get it fixed. I was really worried! I was just so happy that I had bought the warrenty! All worked out though & i fixed it! YAY!

After the pony express we headed to the play area. We got to sit in the shade while the kids played. It was just getting hotter so I was shocked how long they were able to play.
We started to smell something really yummy so we headed to the food area. They were cooking pancakes with peaches, they looked SO yummy! & the line was SO long! I ended up just getting some nachos and the kids got some homemade peach ice cream. It was DELICIOUS!
The kids had a good time checking out this pond and looking at hte fish and tadpoles!

We almost took the Train ride, but it was $3/person and I thought that was a little much!

We had to walk down to the other side of the farm to get to the Hayride that took us to pick peaches. We stopped by the sun flowers, they were so pretty!

We had to wait awhile to get on the hayride, sitting in the sun. That was not much fun, but once we got on it took us for a ride and we got to feel some cool breeze!

We had fun picking peaches!It was even funner going to get italian ice before heading back to the car with A/C! We were there for 3 hours and by the time we left it hit 101 degrees!

We went to lunch at Chipotle, my sister drove up to visit with all the kids and we swam the rest of the day! We had a blast!

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i heart faces~close ups

Week 19- Blurb Book Photo Contest

Here's one of my favorite photos of josiah. it really shows his personality! he has his mood swings, and this mood is "Stop taking pictures of me!"
Taken this past saturday at the Peach Festival.

I am submitting this photo into the www.iheartfaces.com Blurb Book photo contest. I am granting I Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I Faces web sites.


Makin' Friends is Always Fun!

I stumbled upon All that is Good and her Friend Makin' Monday post! It looked like a lot of fun and I'm always down to making more bloggy friends!

Today's task: Copy and paste these questions to your blog and give them your own answers.

You wouldn't be caught dead where?: I cannot think of anything...I'm sure there is a place!

Do you have any hidden talents?: I used to be able to belly dance realy good, not so much anymore. gotta work on those tummy muscles!

Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at: Following directions & shopping

Name two things you consider yourself to be very bad at: keeping up with housework & not spending money.

Have you ever won a trophy?: NO, I'm so depived!

Name one thing not many people know about you: I have a 3.95 GPA in college

Name your earliest memory: I remember riding my tricycle, I think I was 4.

What was your favorite musical group in jr. high?: from what I remember I was listening to alot of Aerosmith, Blind Melon & Pearl Jam!

What was something the worst roommate you ever had did?: Well I have only had 2 roomates in my life, my sister and my husband. Who is worse?? They tie... LOL Kidding!

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?: A doctor!

What was your worst dating experience?: Probably when I was 18 and a 32 year old man asked me out. He bought me flowers, took me to a great restaurant, took me shopping (he owned his own business) and wanted to take me out on his boat. Sounds horrible, right? Well, I ran for the hills when I found out he was divorced with 2 kids! There was no way I was getting in on that drama! LOL! Needless to say I didnt have alot of dating experience!

If you were about to die what would your last meal be?: Some tacos, tostadas, chips & salsa!!

Who is the most important person in you life?: I have 3 equally important people-Lexi,Lily&Jojo

If your house was on fire what 3 things would you grab on your way out?: My 3 children of course! But if i was in the house alone I'd grab the computer tower, my purse and my scrapbooks/photo albums!

If you want to play along go here.


Smooth Away Legs

After posting this pic on my 365 Blog I keep getting the question, "So how did it work??"
SO, let me tell ya!
Well....I was strolling through Target one day and I spotted Smooth Away in the clearance section. I could not resist such a good deal and put it in my cart. I have been meaning to order this for months after seeing all the infomercials. I have really bad dry skin and am always looking for ways to get my skin nice and smooth!
A couple days later...I decided to open the box and really get my legs lookin good. I was pleased to find the green case full of refills for the "file". Which is what is kinda looks and feels like, a nail file. The smoother kind, not the really rough kind ; ) It includes the bigger file and the smaller file. The refills have tape on one side that you stick onto the file. The directions state to go in a circular motion, 3 times clockwise, 3 times counter-clockwise. Repeat. Until you get the results you need.
WOW After about 4 to 5 repeats my skin felt SO soft! And the hair was coming off!
Here are the results:

Apparently I have some stubborn hairs though that I had to really work at, but it did work. My biggest problem is that it took SO long. After 1 leg, which took me about AN HOUR I was not looking forward to doing my other leg. But I could not have uneven legs, that would just not be cool. By the time I finished my other leg, the hairs on my first leg were already growing back! Sheesh. So try this product if you want to do a "smaller" area or if you have alot of time on your hands.
All in all it is a perfect product... if you have midget legs.

*no offense to midget legs*