Friday, January 27, 2012

rambling & a confession or 2!

Hey Everyone! Happy Friday!!

I am down 2 more pounds.. that's a total of 31 pounds so far. 20 more to go!

I'm getting ready to set these mofo jean's on fire.
Never again will I wear them!!!

AND I colored my hair back to black. Can't tell much of a difference from this picture, but there is a difference. LOVING it!
I feel like a new person when I have a new hair color!!

Enough about me.

I still can't believe how big my baby is.
Slow down Landon!!!!!
We have had 4 successful nights of him sleeping in his own bed, upstairs in his room. He doesn't put up a fight as long as he has his crack. aka Handy Manny.

Ms Layla is rockin' this baby food stage!
Home girl will eat an entire jar with every single meal.
I couldn't shovel the bananas in fast enough the other morning, she ripped the spoon right out of my hand and decided to feed herself.

And Landon is such a big help. I never in a million years would have thought he would have been this big of a help!

I haven't confessed about anything lately, so let's see what I can come up with!

I confess I know you're probably sick of me talking about the concert, but it's NEXT WEEKEND. 8 FREAKING DAYS!!! and as excited as I am to go... I'm nervous about leaving my babies. My first overnight trip from Landon & Layla.. (well, 1st away from Landon other than when I was in the hospital)

I confess as much as I love being home with my babies most of the week, I am going to start looking for full time work again. With what I'm making and the cost of daycare, it isn't worth it. Anyone know of anything??

I confess Mardi Gras is coming up, and I've only been at night when the party is pretty much over. Anyone going this year or want to go with me?
Please :)

I confess I've got 3 birthday emails this week with coupons or
a % off my order. My birthday is in August, but thanks!

I confess my tanning package ends today. I might cry.

I confess I really think we should plan another BNO. Like soon!!
Maybe BNO Mardi Gras?? Heeyyyyy! ;)

Hope everyone had a chance to read my guest post on Kati J's blog this week, if not.. it's not too late. go on over & check it out!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Hey Everyone!

No post on my blog today!

Kati from Life of Kati J/Confessions of a Firefighters Daughter invited me inside her blog to do a guest post so get over to her page & check it out!




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Winnings :))

Apparently I need to go out & buy a lottery ticket!
I've had some mighty good luck this week on giveaways!

Check out what I've won so far:

1st A personalized throw pillow!
(obviously this isn't my pillow, but it's an example :))

This was on Rikki Knight Photography's page. She hosted a auction for a family who recently lost their 4 month old daughter. I didn't care what I won in the auction, as long as I knew I was contributing something!

2. An Inner Beauty bracelet from Dig Deep Design, which was hosted by Erin from Living in Yellow!

3. This adorable Valentines Day hat from Hoo Loves You Baby, LLC.

La Fleur de Mon Coeur Boutique hosted an amazing giveaway on her blog with over 50 vendors!

4. 3rd time is a charm! Danica from Danicas Chic Bowtique had a giveaway today that all you had to do was comment your favorite thing from her shop. The winner was chosen by and once she announced it, they had 3 minutes to claim it! Well, 2 went by and no one claimed it. I'm pretty sure I commented THAT'S ME!!!!!!!!! 2.5 seconds after she posted my name. Oh, and I was number 15. Told you that was my lucky number!!! ;)

5 & 6 were a trivia game over at Love By CC. If you guessed the correct answer to the trivia, you won! She has Tune-In Tuesdays every week. Check them out! They get pretty intense!!!!

Birdie Baby Boutique is hosting a giveaway that ends TOMORROW!!!!! If you haven't had a chance to enter it, DO IT!

TONS of different vendors donated to it and its all being given away to ONE person!!!!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

I am proud to say my funk is officially gone.
Friday night the fam & I ordered Applebee's togo and watched a movie and laid around all night!
btw. Fright Night with Collin Farrell has been added to the top 5 worst movies I've ever seen. Total waste of 2 hours I will never get back. HORRIBLE!!!!
Saturday we were of course all awake 7:15. Landon doesn't believe in sleeping in anymore. If it was up to Layla, we'd sleep until 10. But Landon insist on leaning in her bassinet shouting "Layla's awake". She wasn't, but she is now. Once everyone was up and dressed, we headed to Old Navy, the Mall, Marshalls, Target, Best Buy then Wal-mart. Talk about exhausted. I was on the hunt for something cute for Lay's pictures today. After many hours of searching and buying things that I wasn't suppose to
who could pass on a new tummy mat?? Home girl hates tummy time.. I have to bribe her.
Handsome Landon. I had to bribe him with candy for this picture. The kid HATES his picture taken lately!

I got a couple of cute things for her.
We got a DVR burner and I am STOKED about it. 76 episodes of Handy Manny we are burning on dvd's for Landon to watch in his own room!!!!
Saturday night hubby made steaks, we won't get into how he made them, but they were edible pretty good.

Landon has been on a rampage this weekend, and Dane and I decided we sure could use a break so we called Shelbi Sunday morning & asked if she could babysit for a few hours.
he claims the sun was in his eyes, that he's really not disgusted with me. ;)
Better, I guess.
Dane & I got to enjoy a relaxing lunch at Red Lobster, then we met up with the Walter's
guess I need to get some sunglasses.. Love my bff!!
for some Bloody Marys, ice cold beer and margaritas that I didn't drink. Yes, I ordered a margarita and couldn't drink it. This momma was done for, but it was a great Sunday Funday!!

Today I woke up and surprisingly wasn't hung over. I think it was because I was in bed at 8:30 and got up at 1:30 to puke my guts out. HA!
It was such a nice day, Landon and I went on a walk while Daddy & Layla napped on the couch and then Faye & Kendra came over for a while to visit..
Layla had her 4 month pictures this evening at Creative Bent. I can not wait to see the pictures! Anna gave me a sneak peek at a couple, and I can't help but go EEEKKKKKKKK and AWWWWWWW. :)) Her work truly is amazing!!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Funky Town

I've been in such a funk this past week. To the extent that pretty much anything anyone says is going to piss me off or make me cry.
and it's not PMS, that was last week. I almost wish it were, so I would have something to blame it on at least.

I hate that no matter how excited you are about something, there is always going to be someone that is going to try and rain on your parade. whatever.

I hate that I'm the only one that does things that are necessary for our kids. Yes I get that I'm the mom, but I work nights a few days a week, that doesn't mean our kids go without baths, or medicine, or whatever else they do on a normal routine.

I hate that I finally find things I like online and I purchase them. put in my CC information, and you send me a email days later saying that item is out of stock. Really dickhead, then put out of stock on your website.

I hate that coconut twix has so many damn calories in them. I could eat 12.

I hate that days I don't have to get up at 5am, my husband bangs and clangs things around the house that wakes me. Landon. and Layla up.

I hate this weather!

I hate that I'm in this funk and bitching like crazy. But I don't want to bitch directly to people because I don't want to bring them down with me.

tired of hearing me bitch? well here, I'll give some positive things..

I love my kids more than anything in this entire world.
1 hour and 26 minutes until I'm off work and can go pick them up.

I love my husband. and I love him even more when he's quiet in the morning.

I love that I lost 2 more pounds this week.

I love our babysitter Shelbi. I love that Landon loves her and she loves them as much as we do.

I love that even though I ditched my BFF last night, that she still loves me today. Sorry again :(

I love that my dear friend Shannon won the headband on my giveaway! xoxo

Ok. I'm done.
Getting out of this funk!
Over it!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

and the winner is...........

Lucky #7!!!!

*you have 24 hours to email me at k3luke at with your mailing information*

A BIG thank you to Katy @ Birdie Baby Boutique for donating this adorable headband!
She has put a lot of work into her new website, stop by and give it a look!
She also has a fantastic giveaway going on with a few of her favorite vendors!!

Thank you to all who participated in my 50 follower giveaway!!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

{my 1st GIVEAWAY!!!!!!}

Hey Everyone

I just wanted to say thank you to all of my followers, new and old!
I've waited and waited for 50 followers..
(I know, huge accomplishment!)

And I have finally reached it! Actually went OVER it this past week!!
So I am thrilled to announce

I am doing my first

Katy from Birdie Baby Boutique has offered to donate this adorable Valentine headband to my 1st giveaway!

Here is how to win:
1. You must be a follower on MY BLOG
2. You must 'like' BBB on Facebook
3. Last, you must leave a comment on this post & let us know what size headband you would like.
infant, toddler, child or adult

The WINNER will be picked by True Random Number Generator so everyone has a fair shot!!

Please only 1 entry per person!
I will choose the winner THIS FRIDAY!!! (January 13th, 2012)
Once the winner has been picked, you have 24 hours to contact me
k3luke @ hotmail . com
so I can get your shipping information!
((If the winner fails to contact me within 24 hours, a new winner will be picked!))


Tell your friends.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ring Bling Linkup!

A blog I follow is doing a ring bling linkup.

Married ladies, join in..
Single ladies, share your dream ring!!!

Since my wedding photographer was an absolute flop and still 3 years later, I don't have my wedding pictures! (Don't worry, I've already given up on getting them...) I had a take a picture of my ring this morning. so this is what you get!

The Ring:
The engagement ring is 2ct princess cut and the band is 1ct princess cut channel, I don't remember the clarity, but it's pretty freaking flawless in my eyes!!!!

Our Story:
On December 20th, 2007, just 1 month shy of our 2 year anniversary, Dane texted me at work and asked if I wanted to go to the shrine that night (since I had been bugging him the entire month of December to go!)
So later that evening we headed out to dinner and then to the shrine, nothing out of the ordinary but I seriously kept thinking to myself, I think he is getting sick because he just wasn't himself the entire night at dinner.
So as we were going through the shine Dane reaches to the backseat and hands me a ring box. My heart started racing. But I opened the box, no ring.
Instead it was a key with a little note.
The note said "Bring this key under the tree that makes our house a home. Slice through the paper, unlock the box, and discover your future to be"

(let me just tell you.. that was the LONGEST drive through the shrine I have ever experienced. I wanted to push the cars through it to get home!!! lol)

So anyways, we get home which feels like days later and he sits me down on the couch and he picks up a box under the Christmas tree and tells me to open it. My thoughts? This can't be a ring either, this box is HUGE.
sorry, no picture of the box
So I open the present 1000 mph and it's a jewelry box. (one of the things I asked him for for Christmas.. this one just happened to be one that locked!)
So I unlock the box and open the top part of the jewelry box and there was MY RING and another note:
Will you marry me?

I look up bawling my eyes out and there he was on 1 knee. I don't think I gave him an answer for 10 minutes because we sat there on the living room floor hugging and crying.
It was one of the most exciting moments of my life!

Hubby & I showing off our bling on our honeymoon!