Thursday, March 31, 2011

Honored

I am honored to receive the Stylish Blogger Award from my good friend Megan over at Our House of Pink .I want to say Thank You so much!(Everyone head on over to Megan's blog and check it out.It is one of my favorites).

To completely accept this award you have to do these four things...

1.Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2.Share 7 things about yourself.
3.Award 10-15 blogs you feel deserve the award
4.Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award


I want to award these blogs as the are my favorites...

Adventures of a New Mom

Little Moments

Simply Sweet Life

The Anderson Crew

The Crazy Life of a Writing Mom

The Barefoot Mommy

The Yager Family

Supermom

Mommy Memoirs

A White Picket Fence

Just follow those four things!!And keep up the awesome blogs:)

Now on to 7 things about myself...

1.I am addicted to my camera and pictures.
2.I am a jeans,flip flop and lip gloss kinda girl.
3.I love the beach but don't go often enough.
4.I love the color pink!
5.I really don't like texting and it drives me crazy when people text when I am trying to talk to them.
6.I am terrified of the dark.
7.I love new recipes!We try new ones all the time.

Thank you again Megan!!

Things I Know for Sure

There are few things I know for sure.My views change on a lot of things as I get older or someone will point out something and make me rethink the subject.It is hard in this life to be completely sure on a lot of things as everything is constantly changing.That being there are a few things I am sure of.

1.That being a mom is the hardest job I will ever have.And the most rewarding.What other boss(and yes my children believe they are the boss)pays you in slobbery kisses,crayon colorings,and hugs for no other reason than that they love you?

2.Father's are important too.They are your son's hero and the first man your daughter falls in love with.They make your child's world go round too.

3.That people can be completely different and have different opinions and views and still be best friends.Sometimes opposites really do attract.

5.That everyday holds the possibility of a miracle.

6.Never give up on your dreams.

7.Be yourself.There is no one better.

8.There is no right way to being a parent.Just your way.

9.Kid's imaginations are the coolest things ever.

10.Love you husband.He is your best friend,partner and everything in between.When all is said and done it will be you and him.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays

I follow this great blog Simply Sweet Life and she has started Top Ten Tuesdays which I love!A lot like her I really love lists.Think they are awesome!So I decided to join in the fun.This week's Top Ten is-

                                     Your Top Ten Life Essentials

Here is mine:

1.My Husband.For some crazy reason I just can't live without that man.
2.My children.They make life so much more fun!
3.My family.
4.My best friend Jack.
5.Lip Gloss,jeans and flip flops.These are staples to my everyday life.
6.My camera.I HAVE to take pictures.There is no way around that one.
7.Music.I have to listen to my songs.
8.Laughter.It makes my world go around.Seriously.
9.Candles.I have a serious love affair with these wonderful smelling creations.
10.My computer.My friends,blog and Facebook are in there.


I think I might be more simple than thought.Anyways head on over to Simply Sweet Life and join in.


Hugs and Love,
Brandi

Hop a Little Tuesday -Week 3

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Monday, March 28, 2011

All Followers Please Read

I have gotten a couple of people telling me my new posts don't show up on their dashboard.I was wondering  if everyone would please comment and tell me if they do or not please.It would very much be appreciated.Thank you!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fun Day

Yesterday Kade's cub scouts had a Fun Day at the park.It was a lot of fun.Everyone fished,flew kites and even the grown ups joined the little ones on the playground.It was nice to get out of the house and have some much needed family time.Of course there were your mini-crises(Mercedes hurt her eye and that caused an hour of horrifying teenage drama and her fear of her eye falling out I imagine) and then I am running after Jake and almost fall embrassingly to the ground when my favorite pair of flip flops decide to break on me(luckily the guys were at the store at that moment and could pick me up a new pair).Other than your those horrific incidences the day went smooth and drama-free.Whooo Hooooo!!The kids had a blast and us grown ups got to relax for the most part.And Mercedes and Shaylin both caught their first fish!Very awesome to them!






Tom got to fly his the kid's kites again.







And I think the guys had just as much fun on the slides as the kids.








These girls had us laughing pretty hard when they decided to play this game...













And the fishing was pretty cool...everyone had a lot of fun




















All in all a great day with the family.Even if my back did get sunburned!

Hugs and Love,
Brandi

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Let's Drive Him a Little Crazy

So I know this is a little late today but better late than never I guess.I love Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.She has creative prompts and always several to choose from.This week was kinda hard but I chose...

3.) Something you do that drives your significant other CRAZY.

Now I could write about all the things that Tom does that drives me crazy but it is hard for me to write about what I do that drives him crazy.I kept trying to think of what I could do that would drive him crazy.I mean come on!Me drive anyone,especially my dear husband,crazy.Well I just couldn't think of anything really to write about so I just asked him.He thinks about it for a moment and comes up with

Letting the kids eat in the bedroom.

Really.That is it??For a moment I was like"you're kidding right?".Nope he wasn't.That is the one thing I do that drives him crazy.Of all the things I do,not mating socks(hate it) or taking days to finally clean up our room(that one even drives me crazy),letting the kids eat in our room sometimes is what drives him crazy.

Thinking about it for a moment I finally decided I'll take it.I mean it could be worse.In fact it is very fixable.We eat dinner at the table so that is where they will eat everything from now on.And if that is the one thing that drives him crazy and I fix it then that might make me the perfect wife.Right?

Yeah I know.But a girl can dream right?


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mom Pledge

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This is a hard one for me.I am not a bully nor have I ever been bullied..Which is weird as I a formula feeding,baby wearing,disposable diaper user and a lot of other things that I see a lot of moms bashing other moms for.Only on my tattoos have people been rude.Yes I have tattoos and I want more.But I also respect people who do not like them.This is the reason I can't go onto Cafe Mom anymore.The bashing and bulling there is non-stop and uncalled for.Myself I love to meet other moms.I have learned a lot and love that I have another mom's view on things sometimes.They give my ideas I would never have thought of.I really don't understand why moms bash anyways.We are here to raise our families the way we see fit.What is right for my kids does not mean it is right for someone else's child.In fact all my children are different and what works for one might not work for the other.It is all about individuality.As an individual I have the right to make what I feel is the right decision for my children.That does not mean it is right or wrong.It is just my way.It is not our place to place to judge people for their choices,what they wear,if they have tattoos or not,etc.We are all in this life together.We should love and support each other.Be there to help the new mommy not tell her how it has to be done but give her opinions.Take them or not we should support her not bash her.Be there for each other in our mommy crisis' and mommy moments where we need another mom not someone who is going to bash and bully.It should end here.It should never have existed.

I never have been in either position but it breaks my heart to see it.I really hope that it will stop.

Hugs and Love,
Brandi

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring is finally here!!

Heck yeah!!Today is the first day of Spring!Finally!I am so ready to start my flowers.I spent the last couple of days looking and finally decided what I am going to be planting.For now just a few and they will be potted because we are still looking at moving by summer and I would hate to have to leave or try to transplant them.I am more of a tropical flower girl.I just love hibiscus and plumeria.They are my all time favorites.So I looked and found a few places that will send me these flowers.I can't find plumeria around here anywhere and the only color hibiscus I can get is yellow or pink.I want purple too!So I found a place in Florida that will send me both.I am over the moon!!Now just to find some really awesome big pots to put them in.

                                            










I also decided that I wanted a couple others but not sure if I will do these this year or next Spring but they are so pretty.







Now let's just hope that I can grow these and not kill them.At least I have the help of my hubby.He is the opposite of myself and can make them grow by just looking at them I think.Drives me crazy!!

Onto other things.I am planning a girl's night next month sometime.I need one.Sad that I can't invite all my awesome online girls.My question is what are some really fun things to do on a girl's night that doesn't involve a bar or club?Any ideas?Last year we went to Kemah Boardwalk which is a blast but I want something different and fun!!What are your suggestions?Kinda on a brain slump here.

Everyone enjoy their Sunday!
Love and Hugs,
Brandi