Month: October 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Yay, it’s Halloween, a day of fun for our little ones. They get to dress up and get some sugar filled candy. Sounds like fun to me. I wanted to remind you to be safe and tell your kids the rules. I got the help […]

Mmmm… Did You Say Wine?

Mmmm… Did You Say Wine?

If you haven’t guessed it yet from my title, I obviously like booze. I like to call myself a closet alcoholic. Well, I decided it was time to expand my pallet. I have been a white wine drinker since I got into wine and have […]

Last Minute Costume Ideas

Last Minute Costume Ideas

Halloween is only a few days away. Kids will be dressed up in adorable little costumes and waddling up to our doors. Remember though, some kids may have motor issues still or speech impediments or maybe they are just terribly shy. Be kind and patient to each one. You never know their background.

Alright, on to the real issue here. When I was pregnant, my mother in law bought Audrey a cute little Minnie Mouse costume. I was going to use it this year for her costume because I was sure it was size 18 month. I went and get it out of the tub and instant hand to face. It is 6-12 month. So now I am scrambling to find an outfit to put her in.

I decided to call upon my blogging tribe for help. Lisa of www.lisakerr.net said to throw on cat ears and put her in clothes and jeans to match. Genius and super frugal. Ashley of www.smashleyashley.com suggested dressing her up like a gangsta baby with a bandana, simple and hilarious.

It all got me thinking about last minute ideas. I was seeing posts about kids who have already outgrown their costumes and now parents are struggling. So I came up with some ideas to help you.

Audrey has a Wonder Woman onesie and her skirt from the 4th of July, I could get her a gold crown and make simple gold cuffs and tada, she becomes Wonder Woman. We also have this adorable headband with a little witch hat on it. I could whip up a tutu and throw on a shirt and she could be the cutest little witch.

My friend was fortunate enough to find a Sully and pink poodle costume for her kids and got them for only $4 each. She was at Spokane Liquidations and they were $19.99 but they also had 80% off coupons she used. What!? Crazy! She’s excited because they will be fun for dress up later.

If you’re a sports fan, then why not dress them up like one too? Hockey players, football cheerleader or even a little baseball player.

There are so many ideas you can do. Pinterest.com will be an amazing site! What did you dress up your little munchkin as?

*Alyssa*

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Oh My! Monday: You’ll never have sex again… what?

Oh My! Monday: You’ll never have sex again… what?

*Note This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and not influenced by others in any matter.*   This weekend we rented SEX TAPE. FUNNY! If you have not seen it, you should. I was rolling on the couch and cracking up. […]

Mama’s Apple Sauce

Mama’s Apple Sauce

Oh me oh my,  I can’t catch my breath! I have been a busy little bee around here. Orders have been coming in like crazy for the business. I have had a sick family (gross, hate when they’re sick). Got invited to attend a big […]

Oh My! Monday: Make them feel loved

Oh My! Monday: Make them feel loved

I know majority of my readers are parents but for those of you who aren’t,  this article is still for you.

Think, how long have you been in a relationship? Not just the married years but from day 1 of meeting your SO. What was it that first caught your eye to them? Did either of you play hard to get or was it just like a magnet to the fridge attraction? How soon did you feel the sparks?

Now jump ahead to now. What is it that causes you to still be so in love after all of this time? Is it the way they laugh at your cheesy jokes? The fact that they still flirt with you? Do you ever just look at them and smile for nothing? Have you started to appreciate their obnoxious habits?

In every relationship,  there comes a time where we think we’re about to break and contemplate the end of it. Work, money, having kids, family events, a multitude of things can create this. Here is the thing though, true love will bring you back from that and remind you of the good. We all fight. If you say you’ve never fought with your SO, then you’re not in an honest relationship. There are a lot of things that can make you fight and the worst part of fighting… we start to feel like we aren’t loved like they used to.

I know I have been there a few times and I know that I have made him feel that way. I hate it. When I feel that way, I make myself sick. I question everything about myself from my physical appearance to my personality, the things I do and the things I don’t do. I start questioning him and if fidelity will ever become an issue for either of us.

My parents have been great role models for me about how to handle everything that comes up in a relationship. I can talk to them about anything I know, just choose not to ask them on things pertaining to our sex life (for obvious awkward reasons). But here is the thing, if you don’t feel like your partner is sexually attracted to you it will affect how you act everyday. It is a blow to your confidence. You are less affectionate and start to say I love you less. When we’re fighting,  I don’t want to be near him let alone sleep next to him snoring.

You need to show your SO that you love them. Show them that they are important to you. My parents still gross me out with how much they love each other. They kiss and cuddle up in their giant bean bag while watching their shows. Go, pat her butt when she walks past. Whistle when he bends over and gets a plumbers crack. Don’t ever let them begin to think that you don’t feel like you used to. I show Jake by meeting him at the door when he gets home with a kiss. When I walk past him I will kiss his forehead. I do little things that I think make him happy. One of the biggest reasons people cheat is their needs aren’t being met at home. It starts with emotions and can lead to sex. Never let that happen.

Go on a date. Rent a movie. Cook dinner together. Play a card game. Find something that you can do together and start from there.

Remember, someone loves you.

*Alyssa*

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Let your fears help you!

Let your fears help you!

Fear, we all feel it. Some have serious phobias, others are silly. Me, I am scared of dolls, clowns, heights, flying and any body of water bigger than a pool. But that’s not all I’m scared of. I’m also scared of failure. Aren’t most of […]

October 15th: Rainbow Babies Are Still Babies

October 15th: Rainbow Babies Are Still Babies

Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday, I was swamped with orders for the business and was purposely trying to keep myself busy and my mind off of today. For those of you that don’t know, today, October 15th is National Miscarriage, Stillborn, SID awareness […]

Oh My Monday! Love me some FOOTBALL

Oh My Monday! Love me some FOOTBALL

In our home, we use our manners, say our prayers and cheer for the Seattle Seahawks! We wear our Seahawks gear every game and watch it as a family. We get loud and we yell. We are the 12th Family!
In honor of such an amazing football season so far, I’ve teamed up with Macey’s Closet for a giveaway for your little cheerleader. One lucky reader will win a pair of football leggings, a custom team colors tutu and a team themed headband. To enter, just fill out the form below. Don’t have a little girl? Enter for a friend or family member!  

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Going pro!!!

Going pro!!!

“I probably won’t get read by anyone. This will just be for me. I should use every foul word each time I write just because I can!” Those are just a couple of the things that I said when I decided to start a blog. […]


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