Monday, November 10, 2014

Quit Apologizing For Your Mess

Stop reading this post and go to your Facebook feed. Scroll a little bit until you see a picture from a mom. Is she apologizing for her messy house? The dirty mirrors? The toys on the floor? 9 times out of 10, she is. 

Quit apologizing. Quit apologizing for the mess your kids make. 
I know it's a cliche saying, but nonetheless I love it. 

Mom's we shouldn't be sorry about the messes in our pictures. I say "we" because I too am guilty of this. "Sorry for the dirty mirror but…." or "I know the house is a mess but…." 
Why has it come to this? Why are we so worried about people judging our messes that we literally have to apologize every time we post a picture?

I don't know about you, but my house is never perfect. As I type this there are muffin crumbs on the coffee table, markers all over the place, and barbies as far as my eye can see in the living room. But you know what? I'm okay with that. I'm okay with that because I know my kid is playing, eating, and living life. Does our house stay a mess? Absolutely not. (Okay, not all the time) All of this "mess" will be cleaned up within the hour, but nonetheless it's there, and i'm NOT sorry about it. 

Moms, cut yourself a break. You do A LOT. You shouldn't have to be worried about what everyone on Facebook and/or instagram is thinking on top of the housework and dinner you have to cook tonight. You are a rockstar. Never sell yourself short of that. And tonight? Enjoy the little messes, your kids are making memories! 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Weekend Links!

Stopping by my blog on the weekend?! Happy weekend to YOU!

Here are a few things I've been loving lately:
-Shopping Hautelook & Zulily have been my downfall this holiday season. Flash sales are amazing.

-Speaking of shopping, if you don't do it through Ebates, you're doing it wrong.

-I've been busying making a wish list on Pinterest. What sorts of things are on your list?

-I've really been pushing my It Works business this month and I love seeing what everyone is ordering for the holidays!

-What's the latest book you've read? Does this one count? Because i'm in love.

Hope you all have a great rest of your weekend and I hope it's as relaxing as you anticipated it to be on Wednesday. Drop a comment, tell me what you're up to lately!

Friday, November 7, 2014

What It's Really Like "Trying For A Baby"

You know, trying to get pregnant is a lot harder than I ever imagined. 

I know what you're all thinking, "Quit using protection & wham, bam, thank you ma'am you're pregnant" 
HA! If ONLY it were that simple. 

I know part of my problem is that I was naive to think anything could ever be wrong, or this would take us any time at all. Maybe naive is the wrong word? It's not like you go into "trying" for a baby and think "hey, this might not work out", but still….I should have emotionally prepared myself that this might take a few months. 

A few months have passed, and a few more, and then a few more on top of that. 
Have you seen any baby posts from me? Do you see a pregnancy announcement anywhere on my social media pages? Ya, you can guess how this whole "making a baby" thing is going for us. 

Part of this post is just for my own sanity, seeing as I feel like there is no one to talk to about this stupid, emotion filled subject. It's that one of the many awesome things that come along with being a woman? So emotional about so many different things. I apologize for the rambling. Bless my husband though, he puts up with me like a CHAMP. 
(I love you, baby) 

You see, the thing about "trying" for a baby is this: you are so filled with emotion each and every month. It goes a little something like this…
*YES! THIS IS OUR MONTH! I FEEL IT! I JUST KNOW IT!* ……… *wait, wait, wait* *………get your period*
I see it so many times on the internet "better late than pregnant" or "i'll take cramps over a baby any day" and all I can do when I get my period is cry. (Like literally bawl on the floor but that is because of the pain I get with it and all my endometriosis side effects and that is a post all in its own. And cry because i'm not pregnant. They go hand in hand.) 

There hasn't been a month since "trying" that I haven't cried. There hasn't been a month without thinking "what is wrong with me?!" There hasn't been a month without thinking "what am I doing wrong?!" There hasn't been a month where I'm not filled with anger, and depression, and sadness, and every emotion in-between. And before you even DARE say "that's not helping your case" I FREAKING KNOW THAT. I know it's not helping that I stress about it and/or get upset about it. I KNOW that our time will come, but it sure as hell doesn't make it ANY easier. 

Like how I keep saying "trying"? I have ALWAYS been that person who thinks it's SO weird when people tell others that they are trying to a baby. Like "HEY, WE'RE HAVING SEX AND WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT IT!" THAT. IS. AWKWARD. But you know what? I'm over it. I'm over caring what other people think. 

This was more of a rambling post as stated above. Sometimes I need this. Sometimes I just need to let my mind wander and let it do the typing. That's the funny and great thing about blogging. This is my little place on the internet where I can come and just be real and be me.
 Read if you wish, hate me if you want to, but either way, this is my place

Friday, October 24, 2014

Don't Be An Idiot On Instagram

Oh Instagram. One of my favorite forms of social media! Theres just something about mass amounts of filters and hashtags that really revs my engine. I know I have done a post similar to this with my Internet Pet Peeves, but I'm singling out Instagram today. 
If you don't follow me over there yet, you clearly don't follow very many cool people. I kid, I kid. However, I DID change my handle and you should definitely go check it out! Everything is getting in sync. *insert angels singing*

Anyway, I'm straying…back to the post. Don't be an idiot on instagram. It's simple, really. 
Let me break it down for you and share the things that truly annoy me 

1) #dont #you #dare #do #this

#dont #ever #do #this #it #is #so #annoying

3) "See above 'Internet Pet Peeves' post"

4) The people who make a collage with 539 pictures in it. 
Excuse me but your pictures are too small and I can't zoom and I can't creep your pictures.

5) The underage girls who post 15 selfies in one night holding a bottle of alcohol. 
Nothing screams "IM UNDERAGE" quite like the pictures of you and alcohol. 

6) The people who pride themselves in never using a filter. 
Get over yourself. Some days are more rough than others and we need a filter every now and then.

7) The people who are super creepy on comments
This needs no explanation. We've all seen it.

8) Private User Accounts
Y u no let me creep?!

9) People who don't follow me
I'm clearly awesome and you're missing out

What are some of your biggest instagram annoyances? Leave them in the comments! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kupp' Review!

Eco-friendly. Just for kids. Easy to clean
Do I have your attention yet?!

Let me just say these Kupp' kids cups are awesome little cups! 
I love fun colors of any cups, plates, or dinnerware so these were perfect to add to our collection! 

When these arrived in the mail baby girl was BEYOND excited! Something SHE could use! 
These Kupp' reusable, BPA free kids cups came in four colors; blue, orange, green, and red. 

Baby girl loved having a "big kid cup" at the dinner with us. Every night she used one of these she loved saying "LETS CHEERS!" and clinking our glasses together! Adorable, I know. ;) 

I love the small handle grip on these. It makes it perfect for any little hands to use. Also, I felt like the glass was SUPER simple to clean. The Kupp' was inspired by kids and made by moms. This kid friendly cup is an easier way to let your kids "help" around the kitchen. Placing THEIR cup on the table, cleaning it, and putting it away. Pretty simple, huh?!

These amazing cups can be found on their website HERE, as well as more information about their company and even how to become an affiliate! 

If you have any further questions about these cups, please post a comment below. 
ALSO! I am giving away ONE Kupp' on my Instagram page if you want to try one of these out for kiddo! 

{This product was sent to me for review via Moms Meet and their Mom Ambassador Program, however all opinions are my own}

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Honeymoon Pictures!

Woah, did ya ever think you'd see this post?! Almost a year later. HAHAHA!

Nonetheless, IT'S HERE!

We had the best honeymoon EVER. Thank you SO ridiculously much to my parents who made it possible for us. The resort we stayed at was AMAZING, the things we did were the BEST, and the time shared together making memories will last me a LIFETIME.
Here are just a few pictures. If you want to see some video footage of our trip, head over HERE to take a look! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Start A 'Go Fund Me' Campaign If...

I've seen 5,492,593,049 Go Fund Me Campaigns floating around. 
Not to worry though, YOU TOO can have a campaign! Here are a few ideas for you…

Start a campaign if…

-You can't decide what to have for dinner.
Yes, if you start a campaign because you don't know what to have for dinner, people will send you money and then you can buy a grocery store therefore resulting in the fact that you can purchase any and all food. Then you'll never have to decide on one meal again. 

-You stub your toe on the couch.
Emotional damage is a real thing. Better start saving up for the psychological help you may need in the future because of this life-altering event.

-You missed the season finale/series premier of your favorite show.
If enough people donate, you can afford 10 TV's, along with cable from every tv provider, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and you can make sure you never miss another episode again. 

-You want to take a tropical vacation.
Hey, no one else wants to take a vacation in the world. So YOU start a campaign and we'll all send you our money so you can enjoy that for us. 

-You want to help others.
Your cousins, co-worker has decided to go gluten free and you want to support their new lifestyle change. 
Start a campaign! 

-You want to get cosmetic surgery for your dog.
Does your dog have crooked ears?! Let's talk about cosmetic surgeries that can be done. Can't afford it? No problem. People will help you. 

If you've had trouble coming up with ideas for campaigns, I have you covered. However if you use one of my brilliant ideas, I do ask for small donation to my "Momma Needs New Kicks" Campaign!