Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Link up your wordless/wordful photo posts! :) Taking a button is optional. For more Wednesday link-ups, check out my blog hop library.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

♥ Me&You

I'm a little behind with this project, I didn't realize how hard it would be to get pics of just the 2 of us!!

Yes there's a kid in the corner, but I'm gonna count this as a couples' pic. :)

A selfie during Steven's lunch break, lol.

Kaylee took these for us!

Previous Me&You

Liebster Awards!

Thank you to Harley, Shelly Ann, Rebecca, and Carrie for nominating me! I'm sorry it took me so long to accept some of these!! Your blogs are super cute, I love checking in on them whenever I get the chance. :)

 The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog.
2. Display the award on your blog.
3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers.
6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7. List these rules in your post (you can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post.

My Questions & Answers from Harley:

When did you start blogging? I dabbled a bit before, but I started this blog in March, 2011.
Why did you start blogging? I wanted to record Kaylee's childhood.
When do you blog the most? When your children are in bed? I blog when I can, I'm opportunistic. :) Right now, a toddler is climbing on me, lol.
What do you do when you're running behind with cooking dinner? Take Away? Easy to cook meals? My kids will always eat pasta. That is definitely my go to meal, we all like it. Unfortunately, we can't really do takeout because of all the food sensitivities we have.
Your favourite weather / season? Spring! I feel so happy and full of hope when the plants start sprouting again.
Your favourite outfit? Jeans/jean shorts, t-shirt, flip flips/sneakers, optional hoodie. I was never really very fashionable, even before I had kids, lol.
What would you wear / not wear, everyday if you could? I'd wear pjs every day if I could. Sometimes I do... xD
Your FAVOURITE thing about being a Mum? Oh man, that is a hard one. I would have to say, the hugs. I just love the feeling of their little arms wrapping around me. Everything is right with the world in those moments.
How did you choose your child's name? For Kaylee, it was the one name I suggested (among hundreds) that my husband couldn't think of something he hated about it, lol. For Brynna, Kaylee named her. :)

My Questions & Answers from Carrie:

What's your favorite meal of the day? Um, all of them? I love food! :D
What's your favorite fruit? Probably berries, with whipped cream!
When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up? I think a vet.
What quality do you find most attractive in others? Probably kindness.
What's your favorite sport? I don't really like sports. Does dancing count?
Gold or Silver? Silver.
What's your favorite candy? Straight chocolate!
What's your favorite online shopping website? Zulily. I am so addicted to that site!
What's your pet peeve? Probably people who are narrow-minded and make no effort to understand others.
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall? Since I already said Spring up there, I'll say my second favorite season, Summer!
How many pairs of shoes do you have? Only like 4, lol.

My Questions & Answers from Rebecca:

Why do you blog? I love recording the kids' milestones and the stages they go through. I've always kept a journal and writing is just very therapeutic for me. Also, I love the community aspect. I've made so many friends through blogging!
What is the craziest thing you've ever done? I can't think of the craziest thing off the top of my head, but I do a lot of crazy things. Pretty much a daily thing for me, lol.
Do you have any pets? Three very high maintenance but adorable doggies.
What's your number one rule in life? Oh geez, I don't know. This is too deep for me right now, lol. Probably just to always stay positive.
In three words, how would you describe your family? Close, strong, fun. :)
Where in the world do you want to go? England, Ireland, Romania, France, a bunch of other places. We will definitely travel more, once the kids are older!
When you were a kid, what career did you want? Police officer, vet, teacher, Taekwondo teacher, dance teacher, author... There were a lot, lol.
What's your favorite word? I'm going to be completely generic and go with Love.
If you were in jail and you only had one phone call, who would it be? Steven (my husband).
How do you want people to remember you? As someone who was optimistic, kind, and understanding.
What is your most prized possession? Hmmm, probably my photo albums.

My Questions & Answers from Shelly Ann:

Who has influenced you the most in your life? Probably my mom, my grandma, and my husband.
What is your favorite pasttime? Blogging, reading, and writing.
What kind of music do you like? All types, but my favorite band of all time is The Beatles.
Do you have any siblings? Two awesome younger brothers. I'm so proud of them!
How do you destress? Coffee or tea, pastries, Instagram, Netflix.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? That is way too hard to pick but I guess Rocky Road.
If you could vacation anywhere in the world where would it be? That is a really hard question... Probably California, just so I could see one my best friends who lives there.
Who is your favorite actress? That's hard, I have a lot. First one that pops into my head is Sarah Michelle Gellar.
What is your favorite type of food? Sweets! But my fave real food is probably Fettuccine Alfredo. I need to find a good dairy free recipe for it.
Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? I try my best to be a half full person.
Are you the type of person who would rather cook a good meal at home, dine out or purchase take out? I'd rather my husband cook for me. He's a much better cook than I am!

11 random facts about me:

Since I already answered so many questions, I'm just gonna skip this part!

My nominations:

Anna from Living the Leviner Life
Paula from Sincerely, Paula
Simone from Sim's Life
Dawnie from Knees Up Mother Brown
Launna from Letters From launna

My questions for nominees:

1. What is your favorite type of weather?
2. What is one of your favorite quotes?
3. Who is one of your heroes?
4. What you want to be named if you had to rename yourself?
5. Describe your blog in 3 words.
6. What is one thing you're passionate about?
7. What is one of your favorite fictional characters?
8. What is your favorite animal?
9. Which other time period would you like to live in?
10. What is one of your talents?
11. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekend No Rules Blog Hop #27

This hop will run every week from Friday morning(ish) to Sunday night. No rules, link up anything! As many links as you want. Taking a button is optional. Remember, visiting other links is what makes blog hops work! Thanks for participating, have fun. :) For more link-ups, check out my blog hop library.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Meet Julie!

No, we didn't get yet another pet, lol. Julie is Kaylee's new American Girl Doll! A little while back, I won a amazing giveaway for an American Girl Doll and full wardrobe, so we decided to take a day trip to go the nearest store and let Kaylee pick out her own doll. (I am super late getting this post up; we actually went back in March.)

Surprised and excited to get a bunch of beautiful new doll clothes in the mail.

After weeks of anticipation, and a long car ride, she finally gets to pick out her new doll friend!

The AGD store is such a magical place for a little girl who loves dolls.

Too excited to decide which one she wants, lol.

Finally made a decision.

She picked Julie, the doll from the 70s. She came with a book called 'Meet Julie' and we also got her pet bunny and some hair supplies.

She wanted to take her out of the box immediately, of course.

Very eager to get her new doll friend home and read all about her!

She wanted to change her into this outfit as soon as we left.

This outfit was part of the giveaway and was made by Eden Ava Couture. Kaylee said it made Julie look "sooo famous."

Julie's pet bunny, Nutmeg.

So cute.

Kaylee didn't understand why he would be named Nutmeg, since real nutmeg is apparently stinky and gross. xD

We read a couple chapters before bed and Kaylee hangs on every word. She loves that Julie has a history and personality and everything. We need to order the rest of the books asap though; I really don't want to read this one over and over, hahah. 

Watching a movie with Julie.  (Frozen, of course!)

We were trying to think of something special to cheer Kaylee up after she was in the hospital for meningitis, and getting Julie was just the thing! 

Kaylee loves dressing Julie up. She got so many outfits from this awesome giveaway that we had to get a wardrobe just for doll clothes! This beautiful outfit was made by xoxo Grandma.

These cute outfits were made by Amy from SewsNBows.

This creative no-sew outfit was made by Meatloaf and Melodrama.

These pretty crocheted accessories were made by Domestic Bliss Squared.

This fancy Christmas outfit was made by Tickies Treasures.

This cute dress was made by The Graceful Rose.

This elegant outfit was made by Doll It Up.

Kay LOVES these matching purses by Two It Yourself.

How cute is this ladybug costume by Laura Kelly's Inklings??

Not the best picture but this dress by Cat's Meow is georgous!

This bold and unique outfit was made by 2 Crochet Hooks.

This adorable outfit was made by Kemma Kids.

This super cute outfit (aside from the boots) was made by Pixie Dust Doll Clothes, and you can't tell from the pic but the skirt is sparkly. :)

I love this lacey dress by Domestic Bliss Squared.

Bee adores Julie too; I'm sure we will be getting her her very own American Girl once she is old enough!

This adorable outfit was made by Diana Rambles aka FreeStyleMama.

This dress was also made by the very talented Diana Rambles. :)

This whimsical tutu and fairy wings were made by The Tip Toe Fairy.

Lovingly tucked in with her 3 piece bedding set made by GiGi's Doll Creations.

And all the clothes came in this great tote bag made by Gina's Craft Corner.

If you know a little girl who is doll crazy, definitely keep an eye on Diana's blog for future giveaways!