Monday, August 15, 2011

The case of the the ear

Yes, this nasty thing was IN MY EAR! I'm convinced it's still there. Nasty Nasty Nasty!

Ummmm, yea. I'm sure by the title of this post you get what happened. I mean, really? Who has a moth fly in their ear?

The setting: Aunt and Uncles house with family. All of us are hanging outside on their awesome covered porch.

The story: I am sitting in my chair chatting away, when I see a moth from the corner of my eye. No joke I saw this monster moth before this happened. It literally built up speed and zoomed into my ear! Not just the outside of my ear. I am talking full on inside the ear canal. WTH?
Now, enter me freaking out and pulling at my ear. All while this moth is buzzing and flapping it's dirty, dusty, mothy wings in my ear. Ugggghhh! Finally, after what felt like hours, the stupid bug (use your imagination for the word I really want to use in place of bug) flew out of my ear. You would think that now I am monster free that I would feel better, right? WRONG! You see my sister is the only one that saw the moth fly out. I have been worried for the past 2 days that this bug is still in my ear!

Today, when I cleaned my ears, there was moth dust on the q-tip! No joke. The hubs thought it was funny that I had "moth poop" in my ear. Me, being the sensible person I am, decide that the thing is still in there. Now I don't want to go to the Dr. and pay my co-pay and them tell me the thing is gone. Then I would feel stupid. So, I call my husband when he gets to work and ask him to bring home the ear thingy so he can look in my ear. Well, according to him, the good news is there is no moth in my ear, but the bad news is the moth left lots of poopie dust in my ear. GROSS! I'm totally going to ask my mom for a second opinion tomorrow.
Long story made short. I still think the bug is in there and I totally feel for anyone that has ever had a bug fly in their ear. I will never forget that sound and feeling.

Lesson Learned: Remember to wear cotton balls in ear or earmuffs at all times while outside...

Has this ever happened to any of you?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Where does the time go?

Newborn Gianna

6 Month Gianna

On a daily basis I don't necessarily ask myself this. I often find myself counting down to nap time or bedtime. Blah blah, I'm an awful mom, whatever, but I need my time too. But today is different. My little girl is 6 months old and although the days sometimes seem to go by slow, I can't believe how fast time has gone. It seems like yesterday that I was holding this little peanut that couldn't hold her wobbly head up and all she did was sleep. Now I have a baby who babbles, laughs, and has a huge personality! It seems surreal that in only 6 more months I will have a 1 year old. I just couldn't imagine ever loving something this much and I love knowing that I will love her more and more everyday.

Baby Stats:

Sleep Habits

 For 5.5 months I have been a walking zombie. I just didn't understand why you didn't like to sleep at night. This was awful because if you know me you know I love to sleep, but this month you got it! You have been sleeping like a champ. (Lets just hope I didn't just jinx it)
You get a bath every night, which you LOVE, around 6:30, then you eat a 7 ounce bottle, and bed time by 7:45 at the latest. You do, however, sleep no later than 7 AM every morning...even with the tinfoil on the window.

Schedule, Schedule, Schedule

I am a firm believer in having a schedule with you. I just don't think you thrived like you do now without one.

Here is how our day normally runs:
7AM: Wake up time- Daddy always gets up with you in the morning. You get a 7-8 ounce bottle
7:30 AM: Playtime and hang out with Daddy
8AM: Breakfast-usually a fruit w/oatmeal
9:00-11:00AM: Nap time
11:00AM: 6-7 ounce bottle
12:00 PM: Lunch time usually a fruit or veggie
1-1:30 to 3-4 PM (this changes every day): Long Afternoon Nap
5:30-6:00PM: Dinner Time-Veggie w/Rice Cereal
6:15-6:30 PM: Bath Time then read books
7:00-7:30 PM: 7-8 ounce bottle
7:30-7:45PM: Bed Time

In between these times we have play time, reading time, tummy time, etc.

Weight and Length

At your 6 month appointment you weighed 14 pounds 10 ounces and you were 26 inches long.

Hair Color and Eye Color

You are still rocking the reddish/blond fuzzy hair and blue eyes

I feel like I need to start planning a first birthday party soon. There is just so much that I could say about how wonderful you are and how much of a blessing you are in my life, but I truly feel there are no words.

Happy 1/2 birthday my love!
I'll love you always, forever, no matter what.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Agent J and Saturday Night Shenanigans

One of our really good friends decided to have people over Saturday night for a cookout and drinks. I love these nights. Just hanging out with close friends and drinking. This past Saturday went down in the record books. Our friends just recently had a baby too and this was their first baby free night. Wooohooo! "Agent J" (Whose name shall not be mentioned) was a blast and may have shown his nipple more than once and ALMOST signed up for Facebook!

"Agent J"
Apparently "Agent J" couldn't find his mouth while eating dinner. Bless his heart!
At one point in the night I had to use the bathroom. Now I am not exactly sure how long I was in there. In my head I thought it was only 10 to 15 minutes MAX, but looking back I am thinking it was probably closer to an hour! I definitely decided to have a photo shoot. By this point I'm pretty sure I had drank 3/4 of the box of wine. That's right...I said BOX. Don't hate, it's good and it's only like $11! Enjoy...
Before the cookout
Photoshoot Time...Why can't I get this phone out of the picture???
(Ugh, ignore the nails)
Oh Yay! I finally figured it out!
Oh what is the matter with her eyes you may wonder? No worries...that is one eye Billy Willy. He shows up when Jaima has a wee bit too much to drink. Love him!
Look at these their sweet pups! See anything wrong with this picture?
And this little sweet thang was hanging with her Mimi on Saturday night :)

So what did ya'll do this weekend?
Did one eye Willy Billy come visit any of you?
Can't wait to see who wins the Scentsy giveaway!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's too HOT to do anything


It is way too HOT to do anything. I would be perfectly happy laying in my bed all day long. This morning I had planned on running. Ummm nooo. Between, my kid crying most of the early morning and it being 80 degrees at 7 this morning, no thank you. My running plans will have to be taken inside for the rest of the summer it seems. Shrub suggested we start running a 6 am, I politely declined. That is still sleepy time for me.

Speaking of sleepy time. Gianna literally just starting fussing and so I scooped her up and proceeded to go tinfoil her window. Mommy needs some shut eye. I'll let you know if it works as good for me as it does for Raven. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. (another post, another day)

((Don't you just love my randomness. ))

Last night I tried a new recipe and I think it was a success.

Enchilada Casserole
1 pound of chicken
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 can of hot rotel
1 can original rotel
2 cans of black beans
1 can of red enchilada sauce
Sour Cream
Shredded cheese
Corn tortillas

I cooked the chicken, 2 cans of rotel, and taco season for 6 hours on high in the crockpot during the day. During the last 30 minutes I added in the 2 cans of black beans.
I then took the crockpot mixture (by this time the chicken had fallen apart and was nicely shredded) and mixed it in a large bowl with the sour cream and some hot sauce. I literally did the rest of this recipe to taste. I layered a greased pan with the tortillas, then the red enchilada sauce, then my mixture of chicken and beans, cheese, and repeat.

Bake at 350 uncovered for 20 to 30 minutes. Yummy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Giveaway Time

The day has finally come for a Scentsy giveaway! To enter the giveaway please go visit Raven's blog, A Momma's Desires and Pacifiers, and read all the details of how you can win.

If you are interested in Scentsy products, hosting a party, or joining Scentsy, you can click on the button to the right and it will take you directly to my website. Once you have been redirected you can learn more about Scentsy products or contact me for more information.

She didn't nap all day, but I love this sad face picture.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sometimes I Can't Think

Sometimes I can't think of things to blog about so I don't. I had this whole post about seriously Thursdays written up but I forgot to write yesterday. Whoopsie.

What I can tell you is that I am only 8 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight! Yay! Now, I can tell you that I was not one of those people that while pregnant I was sporting a cute baby bump and was glowing. Ummmm no! I was the whale you see on TV. I grew everywhere. If you don't believe me, refer back to my first post. (That pic was also taken when I was only 7 months pregnant and in Costa Rica)

I will also tell you that I have to work really hard to lose weight. It didn't just fall off me like I wished it to. I currently do the C25k which includes running in 90 heat and me dry heaving on the side of the road. The later(and yes...I know it's supposed to be latter) may be me exaggerating, but I really feel like it...sometimes.

Sometimes...I find it fun to exaggerate too, not in serious situations, but I find it makes a story more interesting. Now I'm getting off topic.

This post is a brag about me because I'm proud I'm down so much weight since I did gain 60 pounds. Thank goodness I had her at 37.5 weeks, I mean who knows how much I would of really gained. Keep reading guys! A surprise is in store next week and then I may have something else up my sleeve.

Oh, anyone have any advice how to deal with a teething baby???

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Horrible Spellers and Whiny Babies

I am both of these. I kid. I kid. I am just a horrible speller, but my child is so whiny lately that it is driving me insane. Like I want (spell check is telling me want is spelled wrong WTH?) to pull my hair out. I stay home with her and lately I find myself staring at the clock counting down to nap time and bed time. Seriously, when it hits 5:30pm I get all excited because we start getting ready for bed time. Woohooo! I don't know what her deal is but I really hope she gets over it soon. And no she isn't sick or anything.

I mean does this make me a horrible mother? Does anyone else count down to nap time or bedtime?

As far as spelling, I am awful! If you see something spelled wrong on here just skip over it, ignore it, whatever. I do try to fix it with the check spelling feature but sometimes it changes it to the wrong thing. I have an iPhone and it tends to auto correct everything for me. Sometimes it's funny and sometimes it's annoying and I have to fight with it. I'll leave this post with a recent conversation I had with my sister (shrub) on my iPhone. This conversation just proves how horrible of a speller I am.
And if I had added the next screen shot you would have seen that my shrub was hahahahaing too because she does the same thing too, so I'm not the only one.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pain in the Knee

For real that is what I have. I mentioned a long time ago that I started the Couch to 5k (C25k) program and that I would talk about it on a later post. Well, that post is now. I had a whole seriously post ready for yall, but I'll be saving that one for next week. Yiipppeeeee.

Okay, back to the subject of my knee and the pain. Well I am about to start week 4. I stopped exactly at week 3 day 3 because it hurt to run, it hurt to walk, it hurt to do anything. My knees still hurt, on the inside, but I found out that it's bursitis so I can still run, I just need to ice and start taking aleve. This all means that tomorrow will be torture and I will be in even more pain. Don't yall just feel awful for me. But for real, a few of my friends and I signed up to run a 5k in October so I can't stop now. If you live in the Nashville area and you are a runner or even if you're not but would like to be check out the Zombie Buffet 5k. It's all for a good cause supporting the Nashville Rescue Mission and it looks like a lot of fun. I mean Zombies will be chasing you!!! And if you get caught you will transform into a zombie. You can check out the link here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Seriously Thursdays

Today I am linking up with Mrs to Mama for her series Seriously Thursday. Today is my first time so go easy on me :)


1) Words with friends is by far the most addictive game ever.

2) YOU are a sad sad person. Hatefulness and jealousy will eventually eat you up inside. Thank goodness my time spent with you is minimal. Just remember, what goes around will come around. (sorry for the rant, I had to get it out)

3) Ebay lady...did you really think that I wouldn't be able to tell the bag was used? And...where is my refund?

4) Why do I only have 14 followers? HELLO people I.AM.FUNNY.
Correction, I did have 15 but apparently that person decided to no longer follow me. Being the mature person I am, I decided not to follow them too.
(What did you think I was going to say?)

5) My husband is somewhat of a hoarder. He only hoards paper but it is driving me insane. There are letters, cards, old bills, notes, etc. laying around everywhere. I'm either going to start shredding or scanning. I haven't decided which one yet.

6) My daughter will be 5 months on Saturday! Where does the time go?

7) Seriously, I have so many more things I could write, but I will save some for next week just in case I can't think of anything new when the time rolls around.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Remember to follow me and once I reach 100 followers I will behaving a Scentsy giveaway.

Don't know what Scentsy is? Please visit here to learn more.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

ScentSational Giveaway

So as I mentioned before on my previous post, I started selling Scentsy. I had read reviews on it and had seen them but never actually owned one myself. I signed up and I received my Scentsy kit yesterday. I was like a little kid at Christmas opening up everything. Let me tell you this stuff is amazing! I'm not just saying this...promise. My house has a very large living room with high vaulted ceilings. In 20 minutes the whole downstairs smelled of coconut lemongrass. I quickly decided I want more of this stuff, which means it's party time. If you live in the Nashville area I will be having a Launch Party on July 10 around 6. A cocktail hour will begin this party so who would want to miss it :). I also will be hosting a giveaway on this blog! As soon as I reach 100 followers I will be giving away a full-size warmer and scent bar of the winners choice.
This means you need to follow and tell all your friends too.
If you would like to check out some of the inventory go to my website here.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beach Time

Hi all 8 followers! Ahh! I know I haven't updated in a while, sorry I'm a bad blogger. This past week my mom, sister aka shrub, me, and Gia went to Destin. This was a "planning" trip as my shrub is getting married in October. Woohoo! We had a blast and I can't wait to go back. This was Gia's first trip to the beach. It was so exciting to see her touch the sand and see the ocean. I also realized how much of a pain it is to travel with a baby. I am NOT looking forward to our trip to NY in August, especially the flight. Gia also apparently learned how to squeal on this trip. It scared her at first because I don't think she realized it was her making the noise, but now she does it nonstop. I love it!

On a personal note, I started the couch to 5k and I'm down 11 pounds. I am not a runner but I am going to learn. I even signed up for the Zombie 5k in October. I'll write more on the C25k and the Zombie 5k another day. :)

P.S. I now sell Scentsy! Please check out my website: to see all the new products we have.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Headbands and Bows Oh My!

Having a little girl I knew I wanted to dress her up in lots of sweet headbands and bows! I need to especially now because she doesn't have much hair and a few people have asked if she was a he! That is a major no no in a mommas book...I mean come on people "she" is in a pink stroller and dress!! So, my ahhmazing photographer also happens to be ahhmazing at making headbands and bows. She sells them on etsy under Sprinkles for Sprouts and you can also find her on Facebook under Sprinkles for Sprouts. There is a giveway going on right now (and I really want to win) so go check it out at Here are a few of my favorites...also because it's my sweet girl!

Friday, May 27, 2011


That's what I want to be...for real. Today my shrub (my sister) and I started Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. I'm pretty sure its been over a year since I worked out so you can imagine how I felt. As crappy as I felt doing it I felt great afterwards and I am seriously going to do it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. for 30 days to see if I can lose the 20 pounds the case says you can.
Gianna's 3 month pictures are Sunday even though she is almost 4 months old. I'm an awesome mom like that! I can't wait to see what goodies the photographer has in store for us. Gianna has been an awful sleeper at night the past few weeks and it is really starting to effect me. She sleeps in her swing at night because she decided she didn't like to sleep in her crib anyone. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get her back in her crib please let me know asap! I also think she is teething as she is constantly chewing on her hands and drooling everywhere. It's so lovely.
On another note, if any one reads this that also has a blog could you answer a quick question? How do you link up with other bloggers on their link up days? Some of things y'all do are so cute and I want to do them too, but I don't know how.
That's about all that is going on right now. I will update more often, promise. I always want people to update their blogs and here I am not updating mine.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fatty McFatty

So most of this blog is for the kid, aka my daughter, but I also need to talk about me sometimes too. With that being said, I am FAT! I gained 60 pounds while preggo. Yea, you read that right. I gained quite a bit of water weight but I loved me some food and still do. My sister just recently got engaged and that really got me motivated to lose the weight. I will not be the fat bridesmaid or MOH in this case. :) I have 45 pounds to lose to really be happy and be back to my wedding weight. Once I lose 30 I will be content.My husband sells Advocare and so on Tuesday of last week I started the Advocare 24 day challenge. Oh My Gracious! In 6 days I have lost 7 pounds! My whole family is doing it together and we love it. I promise I am not trying to sell this product. I'm just telling the honest truth from my personal experience. I'll keep you all (the 0 followers I have) updated. lol


While 7 months pregnant. I don't have any to share from the last 3 months, but you get the point.

See, I promised some of the weight really was water weight.

Better late than never...right?

So I have been toying around with the idea of starting a blog, but have been too lazy to actually start one. Well actually I did start one but it was a major fail so I'm calling a redo.
Really this blog is going to be to somewhat of an online journal for my daughter, Gianna, who is now 14 weeks. I have some major catching up to do. :)

Baby Gia- Fresh out of the oven!
6 pounds 4.5 ounces
19.5 inches long