Thursday, October 2, 2014

I Complain About It But It Really Is Beautiful

I live in Indiana. And I complain about it a lot.

I don't think I have ever actually complained about it on the blog. 

Don't worry, I'm going to start.

Indiana is boring. Its flat and covered in cornfields. And its cold. The average yearly temp is 56 or something like that. The wind is always blowing because, you know, its flat.

The summers are so humid you can't enjoy being outside at all. It is not uncommon to have 70 or 80 percent humidity during the summer.

And the winter is no better. The wind chills can be brutal, and because its so flat the snow we get drifts over the roads and makes driving very difficult. Not to the mention the lovely ice storms we are very prone to. Those are always fun.

Then there are the tornadoes. Indiana lays in the tornado belt so we have several tornadoes every spring.

So yeah, there is a lot for me to complain about.

But even I have to admit, that it can be beautiful sometimes.

The other day I woke way earlier than I wanted; just as the sun was rising. There was fog over the fields and the sky was so colorful.

There are a lot of things to complain about this state. But its times that this, I don't want to live anywhere else.

... ... ...

Well ok, I still do want to live to somewhere else. But it is beautiful nonetheless.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

100th Post

Seriously guys...
100th Post

I can't believe this is my 100th post! I honestly never expected to have this blog long enough to reach 100 posts.

THANK YOU to everyone who reads and comments and shares my posts! I appreciate everyone who visits my tiny little blog! I never would have made it to 100 posts without everyone's support.

I wanted to do something a little special for my 100th post, instead of just sharing more pictures of my kids and stories about burning supper.

So I thought I would share some of my most popular older posts; and also share some of my favorite bloggers!

Popular Posts

This was one of first few posts I wrote after I decided to grow my blog beyond just updating friends. Its, of course, a post about finding out the gender of Kaylee Sue!

I wanted to share why homeschooling was so important to me and why I wanted to be the one teaching my son.

I was determined not to let Kaylee Sue have a flat head like Darius got when he was a baby. I did a lot of research and shared 5 things you can do it help prevent it. And I'm happy to report, it worked! Kaylee Sue started to get one small misshapen spot, but I was able to stop it before it got any worse!

Darius comes up with the craziest things to say! This particular conversation was about decapitated heads...

5. I'm Poor and Its Ok
This is my favorite post. It was very honest, and I said exactly what I wanted to say. I was kind of afraid to write it because I thought people would react negatively about it, perhaps even stop reading my blog. But everyone who read it was very understanding and supportive!

Favorite Blogs

I love a lot of blogs, and unfortunately I can't list them all here. But here are a few blogs that I really enjoy reading!! Be sure to check them out! 

The Adventures of Noble and Pond

I LOVE Megan's blog! They way she writes makes it seem like she is having a conversation with you; and I envy her for that! :)
She is also a nerd, and loves Doctor Who--two huge bonus points in my book!

Hand and the Heart
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Andrea has just about the cutest little boy ever! I love all the pictures she posts of him, and I really like her idea of raising kids outside. I wish I had the energy to be more like her!
Oh and the pictures she posts of the PNW makes me want to pack up and move there today! 

Our Journey as Rookie Parents

I enjoyed reading Amy's blog before; but then we had our daughters one day apart her blog became special to me! Her daughters are so adorable and she has great stories about them! Visit her blog and get to know a little more about her and her family!

Pig and Dac

I love reading Jessica's blog!! She can go from making you laugh to making you cry! She has a beautiful way of writing that can just reach into your heart and break it! (I know that doesn't sound good, but trust me it is!)
And her two boys are so cute and funny, I love the pictures and stories she shares!


Again thanks to everyone who stops by and shares my crazy, boring, funny little life with me!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

$50 Clothing + $50 Paypal Cash Giveaway

I am so excited to bring you all this giveaway! Leap of Faith clothing is giving away $50 Paypal cash AND a $50 gift card for their store!

Darius loves dressing up as superheroes, as my many pictures of him in his Batman outfit attest too. So when I saw Leap Of Faith's Power of Pretend clothing for kids, I was very excited! They are based in Charlotte, NC, and their clothing is designed to inspire kids to use their imaginations!

Their signature cape tee will make any child feel like an instant superhero! 

If you are still waiting for your superhero to arrive, Leap of Faith has something for you too. Their fun maternity tanks will add a little humor to your waiting.

They have beautiful personalized throw pillows, jewelry, handbags, clocks and rugs that would make great gifts or additions to your home. They are also introducing personalized cell phone covers to fit just about any brand.

They even have a wedding collection you should check out! Who doesn't need some Ring Security at their wedding?

If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, be sure to contact them. They are very willing to design special products.

So without further ado, I bring you the giveaway:

With the help of FemaleBloggerRT and four other mom bloggers, Leap of Faith is giving away $50 Paypal CASH and $50 to their store!

The giveaway will close October 9! Giveaway open to US residents only. 

Use the widget below to enter! And please sure to check out the great bloggers helping to spread the word!