Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Monday, October 8, 2012

I Feel Polished!: 300 Likes Giveaway!

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ree Racoma: June Naturebox [Review + Giveaway] OPEN/US only

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Friday, July 13, 2012

pink on the cheek: The Biggest Giveaway (I ever had)

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Your Summer Beauty VoxBox Confirmation from Influenster

I am pretty excited that I was selected to try out a VoxBox from Influenster!!

Here is the email that I got from them:

We want to get in touch as you have been selected out of thousands of members to participate in our upcoming ‘Summer Beauty VoxBox’ program! Boxes will ship out to the address below this weekend so you can expect to receive your box next week! 

Your VoxBox will include: 

1 Nail Product  1 Feminine Hygiene Product Sampler  1 Sun Care Product  1 Mini Hand Lotion  1 Snack Bar  1 Shampoo and 1 Conditioner 

I can't wait to get it!

If you are interested check them out and see if you qualify for a free box for yourself.  All you do is answer questions about yourself to unlock badges.

I missed out on the Mom VoxBox because I just heard about this myself.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Coupon Community

In addition to providing coupons and giveaways, we review coupon sites. This month we reviewed Coupon Suzy.  Check out their review by clicking the link.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for an awesome mom that drops everything in Michigan and comes here to Ohio to help me out with my kiddos.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Electric Allure: My 1st Blogiversary & a GIVEAWAY!

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Friday, June 22, 2012

I am very lucky and aware

With all this new blogging community I keep coming across really sad pages where peoples babies are struggling with some sort of disability.  I don't know how I keep landing on them, but it is one after another.  It makes me feel like shit as a mom because I struggle with the title of mother, plain and simple.  There are some people who think their whole existence is to have kids and that's all that they want to do in life and then something is really wrong with their babies.

I know that I am very lucky to have 2 strong healthy boys.  What you don't know is that I almost lost Ray Ray in the beginning of pregnancy because I didn't stop bleeding for months and I was REALLY lucky that Remi wasn't born completely messed up with being exposed to Hand Foot and Mouth Disease at 37 weeks in utero.  I look at Remi and thank whoever the hell stepped in and made sure he was perfectly fine because I was convinced he was going to be messed up for sure.  I actually had a whole plan worked out where if something was to be wrong with him I was going to become a devoted stay at home mom for him.  Right before I went into surgery, I am talking about MINUTES, my OB GYN came and told me the results of my blood test were in and that I had the worst of the 2 strands of HMFD.  During the whole time of the c section I was terrified that when they pulled him out he was going to be a mess.  Instead they pulled out this 9 lb. 8 oz, 22" long baby with short cropped black hair who was just fine.  BIG, but fine :)

I had a friend whom I was friends with since 6th grade verbally attack me during my second pregnancy because of how I spoke about being pregnant.  Turns out she couldn't have kids and her sister was also pregnant at the same time as me so she took it all out on me.  For some reason I am that person that people want to blame, haha.  That's what I get for being so open and honest about life.  It will screw you every time.

We are all dealt different cards in life.  Shit, I became "disabled" in Iraq at the age of 22.  My back is really messed up and is getting worse and worse.  I didn't ask for it.  It something that I have to deal with, but I don't go telling everyone to fuck off that has a working back.  I express concern for people when they are doing something really stupid that could put them at the risk of having the back issues I have... like picking up a fridge by themselves.  That's just plain stupid.

We all like to think that we are invincible.  Guess what, we aren't.

In this moment I know how lucky I am.  I can only hope that I continue on this path.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Coupon Community Giveaway for a Raining Hot Coupons Binder!

I just found this site the other day and they have a bunch of info how to save money.  They currently have a giveaway going on.

Enter to win a Binder to help you get organized!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Caitt's Nails: Massive Multi-Winner GIVEAWAY [OPEN]

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Not your typical Mom

After reading a friends post I started thinking about how different I am than other moms.  I CAN NOT WAIT until my kids are out of the baby stage.  If I could fast forward this year I would in a second.  I am not thrilled with babies, mine or anyone elses.  They are too needy and boring to me, haha.  That doesn't mean that I don't take care of my kids or that I don't love them.  I love them to death and I would do anything for them.

However, I am really looking forward to being able to do things with them like putt putt golf, go carts, carnivals, sports, holidays (especially Halloween), ect.  That's the stuff I just want to jump into... lets skip all the stuff before that though.

I was the person who strategically left the room before the baby that was getting passed around the room got even close to me.  I was the person that NEVER wanted kids and really meant it.
When people asked me a couple years ago if I had kids in passing conversation I replied HELL NO. That was how adamant I was on not having kids.  When people find out that I am now considered a breeder they can't believe it.  I was the last one who ever imagined this life for me.

Now that I have a 15 month old and 1 month old I obviously have had quite the life adjustment.  There was a big oops in Vegas with my boyfriend of 4 years whom later became my husband and the father of my 2 sons.  It happens.

Once I had one I had to have the second because only children are either assholes or weirdos.  I can pick out only children in a line up.  I also wanted Ray Ray to always have someone there for him.

There will only be 2 because I had my tubes tied at the time of my second c section.  Pregnancy is horrible and I am glad that I will NEVER have to go through that again.  Read my earlier posts if you need to know why.

Now that I am a mom I have slightly changed.  I know that my life is no longer about me, it is now about the kids.  That's a hard adjustment for me because I am really selfish, haha. I will do my best to make sure that they have a great childhood and know that they are loved.  They will always have me in their corner and I will be there to encourage them.  It's not their fault that their mom didn't plan on having kids so there's no need to make their lives suck.  In fact, their lives are going to be great because I plan on giving them everything I didn't have.

You kids better not be assholes!

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Re post: Lovely Day: 2 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Enter into a great giveaway for her 2 year blog anniversary!  I just did!

Hello everyone!
This will be my very first giveaway! 
Thank you so much for all the support these past two years, it really means a lot to me because it's what keeps me going. I know my blog is still small, but hopefully it will grow for the next coming years. This is my gift to you, as a thank you note for everything. So let's get on to the giveaway ^_^

1 x Origins "A Perfect World" Cleanser 
12 x Masks (My Scheming, FaceQ, My Beauty Diary, The Face Shop)
2 x Juicy Couture Body Wash and Perfume 
2 x The Face Shop Sample Sets
1 x Avon Lip Gloss
1 x Bath & Body Works "HandiBac: Twilight Woods" Lotion
1 x DDF "Acne Control Treatment"

1. Must be a follower of this blog. (+1) New or old!

2. Comment down below with.....
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This giveaway will last until July 1, 2012!

Thank you so much for all the support! 
Good luck!

Monday, June 4, 2012

My birthday - June 3rd

So yesterday was my birthday.  I think.  I say that because no one in my house remembered.  Granted my kids are 14 months and 2 weeks old meaning that their 34 year old father forgot.

At first I thought it was a joke, but as the day went on and nothing was said I realized I was just plain forgot about.  It really is bullshit since I went birthday shopping for him at Lowes in a motorized cart at 8 months pregnant because I was unable to walk...

If I can do that, he can remember my damn birthday.

As the night closed and I had a bowl of buttered noodles for my awesome 29th birthday I was still in complete amazement. 

Somehow I managed to keep it together and not cry.
until today.

insert Molly Ringwald from 16 candles:
"I can't believe it. They fucking forgot my birthday."

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2nd baby

I have been home from the hospital for a week now with Remington.  I am really bored, haha.  I wasn't someone that ever wanted to stay at home with kids so this is hard for me.  I will returning back to work in August.

He is a really good baby so I am lucky this time around.  The first kiddo had colic and was a MESS for the first 3 months.  We have to take him to the doc today for reflux.  It is amazing that both of my kids were born with that, but if that's the worst of it I'LL TAKE IT.

This c section is kicking my ass this second time.  The tubal ligation was HORRIBLE.  I barely feel the incision cut, it's the damn tubes being tied that hurts really bad.  I wonder why they failed to tell me how much the tubal would hurt.  Not like I wouldn't have done it anyways... just would have been more prepared.

Let's recap. Soldier, Veteran, Wife, Mother of TWO, and now sterile at 28 years old!

My body couldn't have handled another kid, but that's for a different post some other day.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Remington John Kunkler

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

C section is tomorrow!

Last day of looking like this!

Gotta love the look on Ray Ray's face.  That's the only way I am able to hold him now.

Things they fail to mention when it comes to pregnancy

1. Your ass will bleed. Hemorrhoids during pregnancy are horrible. I can not wait until my butt is my butt again and not some unraveling mess.  Couldn't have survived without baby wipes.  Sometimes they get so bad it feels like bubble gum is hanging out of your ass.

2. You better be wearing a liner at ALL times because you NEVER know what is going to happen.  Forget your water breaking, you will have many months of things leaking out.

3. If this isn't your first baby don't expect a lot of help.  You are expected to be a master at all of this already.

4. If you are lucky like me your boobs start leaking REALLY early. I am talking 5 months with my first pregnancy. This time I was lucky and didn't have too much of an issue with them.

-weird fact: your boobs don't fully mature until you become pregnant, i read it in one of the MANY pregnancy books.

5. Not everyone has crazy cravings. No pickles and ice cream for me. I liked milkshakes and carmel apples, but I like those a lot already. One time I HAD to have a gyro, but I didn't slather it with something off the wall either. Some people crave things that you are not supposed to eat... like dirt and soap. I'll pass...

6. Everyone that is pregnant is not a happy, shiny, I love everything about this experience, kind of person.  I was the farthest thing away from that.  Most people can't believe that I had more than one kid because of how horrible the first one was for me.

7. Morning sickness is misleading.  You can have it all day, every day or in the afternoon or night or all of the above.  I really have no advice on this one. Nothing helped for me. Your doctor can prescribe you something, but read about the birth defects and what category it is in before you take anything.

8. It is true that every pregnancy is different. And everyone will have suggestions for you. EVERYONE.

9. Eventually you will get so big you can't see your own crotch.  I haven't seen mine in months although I am pretty sure it is still there.

10. Never ask a pregnant woman if she is carrying twins.  I want to punch people.  Everyone carries babies differently.  Plus, why the hell are they asking if they are fat themselves?  What is THEIR excuse?

Monday, May 14, 2012

4 Days

All I have to do is just wake up on Friday and this will be coming to a close.  Granted having a c section before it is not easy knowing exactly what I will have to go through all over again...
the procedure, recovery time, all of it.

Yeah, I don't have to push, but I am messed up for MONTHS.  It took me 11 weeks after the surgery to be able to stand up without my insides feeling like they were going to fall out of my incision.

The joys of being a disabled vet.  My physical therapist told me that if I tried pushing out the big ass kids that we produce there would be a chance of going paralyzed with my current back issues from Iraq.
I would do it all over again, but in all honesty C SECTIONS SUCK.

I would like to be able to just fast forward a week since it will probably be Monday before I am released from the hospital.  I am not sentimental so LET'S JUST SKIP ALL THE CRAP.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fridays Appt

I went to the high risk clinic Friday to be assessed for the hand foot and mouth exposure to the baby.  I was told that hopefully by the time I have him on the 18th that my body made and transferred antibodies to him so that if he doesn't already have it he will be able to fight it off better since we are still carriers for 8 weeks after having it ourselves.

I was also told that no one in the family is allowed to even kiss the baby because of how contagious this is.  And that we will have to have hand sanitizer enforced by everyone.  That makes me really upset, but what am I going to do about it.  I am going to enforce everyone to wear masks around him while we are at the hospital.  This is all just a bunch of bullshit.
This whole pregnancy didn't suck until the very end.  See with Ray Ray he sucked from day 1 with all of the bleeding and everything.  This baby hasn't had any issues until NOW.

I just hope that he is ok.  This is all pretty scary for me.

And for everyone that keeps telling me not to worry...

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease and Pregnancy

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease during pregnancy can affect the health of the child adversely. There can be cases of spontaneous abortion. Enteroviral attack in the third semester can give rise to Hand Foot and Mouth Disease in babies during the first month after birth.
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease in pregnancy is very serious for the health of the unborn baby. In pregnant women, the virus can be transmitted through the placenta of the mother and affect the child. In case of a Coxsackie virus type A infection, there can be fetal deformities. The child may be born with some defects. Virus A infection in third semester can lead to the birth of a stillborn baby in some cases.
Coxsackie virus B infection does not give rise to any physical deformity in the infant. However, the child may suffer from mild fever and Meningitis Encephalitis, Epilepsy and Myocarditis in severe cases. Liver necrosis can also result in death in infants suffering from Hand Foot and Mouth Disease.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sequins & Stilettos: 500th Post–That Means a Give Away!

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Mother Natures JOKE

So before you have a baby everyone tells you to get as much sleep as possible...
like I haven't done this before or anything... remember I do have a 13 month old.
Are you serious?  The amount of pain I am in and how HUGE I am it is impossible to rest, let alone SLEEP.  I am pretty convinced it is all one big joke.

Every time I get up or even move it feels like this kid is about to make his entrance, i.e. fall out of my crotch at any second here.  It is not a good feeling and I keep trying to tell him you are a c section buddy so no need to go towards the light.

The count down is def on now though. 9 days and a wake up is all I have to get through.  It really can not come fast enough.

Doctors appt at 2 today.  I can only hope things get moved up, but that's just me being delusional.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

11 days and a wake up!

I don't even remember what it feels like not being pregnant anymore.  Having these 2 boys back to back has been REALLY hard on me and has been even worse on my body.  Pretty sure this gallbladder is coming out after the kiddo and the kidney stones were just a joy back in January.  I swear everything that could go wrong has went wrong.  ALMOST DONE THOUGH :)

Tubal ligation here I COME.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

As far as the candle making goes...

it never happened. all of the supplies are shoved into one of the closets. sad.
i was pretty excited about starting all of that. before i know it i will be having the baby on may 18th and it will be MONTHS before i get around to that now because of the c section.

More bad shit.

Just came back from the OB GYN and not only do I have to worry about the Hand Mouth & Foot disease that we all caught from my kids daycare, but now I have Strep B.
Now if my water breaks before my scheduled c section R.J. can be messed up if he catches that too.

I swear I am going to get the fucking chicken pox too now since I have never had any of this other crap.

And for everyone that asks why I am getting my tubes tied at 28 THIS IS WHY.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hand Mouth and Foot Holy Hell

Yet again my kids daycare has an outbreak of some crazy crap.  It just happened to have 2 infected kids with Hand, Mouth, and Foot disease IN my sons classroom. It just so happens that the only ones that can have really horrible problems from this is women in their 3rd trimester... I am 37 weeks pregnant!  I have read TONS of information on this and am terrified.  If the baby is born with it a lot of bad stuff can happen and people that are affected stay that way for MONTHS.  It just so happened that it starts off with a sore throat and fever and guess what I have...

It takes a long time to get rid of and can end up with you losing your finger and toe nails.

I am pretty close to considering rethinking my whole working full time and allowing someone to put my kids in danger.  This is ridiculous.

I really hope that this whole throat/fever thing is just a coincidence... 
We have pulled out our son from daycare just to be safe.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Today I am getting my first candle making kit in the mail...

After about a year of kicking around the idea about candle making I finally took the step.  I am ALWAYS buying candles for myself and others.  Why not just make them myself?

After DAYS of trying to figure out where I was going to order from, I finally decided on peakcandle.  I ordered the Soy Container Candle Starter Kit, plus a bunch of extras that seemed interesting (extra dyes, scents, molds, ect).  Plus, it has a 5 star rating.

I am trying to put a spin on this bed rest stuff for the last few weeks I am stuck at home before I have the baby.  Kids!

I am pretty excited... come on already UPS.  They like to deliver to the wrong houses around here so I will have to keep an eye out for it at my neighbors houses.

Hopefully this will be a new hobby in the making...

Here is a list of what the kit comes with:

• 10 Lb bag of Ecosoya Container Blend 135 Soy Wax
• 1 Seamless Pouring Pitcher (capacity: 2 lbs., different than shown)
• 8 Seamless 8 oz. Tins with Lids
• 1 Glass Thermometer
• 2 oz Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil
• 2 oz Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil
• 2 oz Lilac Fragrance Oil
• 2 oz French Vanilla Fragrance Oil
• 2 oz Clean Cotton Fragrance Oil
• 25 Pre-tabbed Cotton Core Wicks (C-60)
• 1 oz. Blue/sky Liquid Dye
• 1 oz. Red Liquid Dye
• 1 oz. Yellow Liquid Dye
• Complete Instructions

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Monday, April 23, 2012

I suck at titles

Ray Ray obviously wants to be an only child.  That really sucks since I am 36 weeks pregnant with his brother.  I think he is a tough baby.  He had an attitude at a very early age... I am talking months here, not years.

He just turned a year old.  I seriously do not know how I am going handle TWO of them.  Time will tell.
And so will gray hair.

The cross over from LJ

I have only had one page that I ever wrote on, the same one since I was 17.  I think it's time to grow up and start over fresh.  Back in the day lj was pretty cool.  Now no one ever updates and probably forgets that they ever had it.  Sad.  Now it is all about facebook and twitter, which will one day be over themselves.  Very weird to think about.

If you think otherwise, you still might be using myspace.
on that note my mom calls it myface, hah.

Testing the waters...

Bed rest has made its changes.