Wow, thank you!!!

Thank you everyone for following me๐Ÿ˜ I’m pretty excited to have 200+ followers!! I’ve been busy working on a few things I will share soon. So sorry I haven’t posted much lately! I’ll be back at it soon๐Ÿค—

I appreciate you all. I truly love this blogging community! 

The Liebster Award

Today I got my FIRST blogging award!!!

How super duper exciting!

I have to thank The Crazy Chic for the nomination, she knows how stoked I am already!

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There are a few rules for accepting this nomination-

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you
  • Nominate 5-11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them
  • Give 11 facts about yourself
  • Give them 11 questions of your own

Questions from The Crazy Chic-

1.What is your goal in life? – This is a loaded question… I guess to be the best Mama to my 2 lil guys, and to be known for my positive outlook, and for my fun crazy personality by friends and family!

2. What is the most dear memory from your childhood? – I love my childhood ‘Christmas morning video’ I could watch over and over. So this last year and all the years to come I started making home videos of my boys on Christmas morning – there’s really nothing like it!

3. Favourite food? Cake or I mean frosting with a bit of cake… You know when everyone’s scraping off the thick sugary frosting from the cake??? Well that’s when my friends and family offer it to me! They know me well – haha.

4. Why did you start blogging? I love the idea of sharing fun and creative ideas, food, and fashion. I mean how could you not, right!

5. Your inspiration or your role model? Inspiration is my children, they inspire me to have fun and be silly again (not that I really ever stopped but they are the best reminder). Also they inspire me to just try to be the best version of myself!

6. What is that one thing you cannot live without? (I mean apart from oxygen๐Ÿ˜›) Besides the kiddos and hubby of course… I would say sweets and reality TV, I know both are things that aren’t very good for you but are both just SO good!

7.  Where are you from? OR

8. How many languages can you speak? Only English. All those years in spanish class and nothing to show for it :/

9. Where do you see yourself 15 years from now? Hmmm… This one makes me think. Probably being some mogul entrepreneur, so guess I better get to work on that, LOL.

10. Do you have any pets? Yes -Petunia, a bunny she’s stinkin adorable. bunny

11. Biggest pet-peeve? People telling you what to do with your kid, like out in public. It’s like keep it to yourself, I didn’t ask!

My Nominations are:

โ—Š Strictly Lighthearted

โ—Š Owl you need is Luv

โ—Š It’s a girl dream

โ—Š Rianne Jones

โ—Š The Great Mom Adventure

โ—Š Mama Makes

Ok now 11 facts about Me…

  1. I have lived in the UK, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington
  2. I have 7 siblings, I’m the second oldest
  3. Everyone thinks I was a cheerleader in HS, but I was so anti cheerleading
  4. I worked for Guess? Inc. for 8 years, before becoming a Stay at home Mama
  5. My nickname growing up was Panda – and sometimes still is
  6. I have been married 11 years… Makes me feel so old saying that
  7. I love playing music in my house really loud and dancing and singing with the kiddos
  8. My favorite color to wear is black
  9. Love baking, because I love to eat baked treats
  10. I’ve been to Paris, Barcelona, and Jamaica for vacation – My hubby was in the military so we got to travel a ton when we were younger
  11. My 1st job was working for my Dad’s go-kart business during the summers

My questions for the my nominees are:

  1. What’s your favorite part of blogging?
  2. What is your favorite topic to read about on blogs?
  3. Favorite Vacation destination?
  4. If you could be anywhere right now where would you be?
  5. What is something quirky about yourself?
  6. How many blogging awards have you received?
  7. What is your 5 year plan?
  8. Favorite food?
  9. What was your 1st job?
  10. Who inspires you?
  11. Something most people don’t know about you?

 

Well that was fun! I can’t wait to read my nominations answers!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

100 Followers!!!!!!!!!!

WOW, I woke up to this exciting news this morning!!!

I never imagined I’d get this many followers! The blogging community is pretty great, I’m loving getting and sharing ideas with everyone out there! My favorite way to get new followers is looking up tags for people with similar posts to mine, and finding fun and creative new blogs to follow!ย Please share your favorite tip on gaining followers in the comments.

โ™ฅThank you so much for followingโ™ฅ

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Father’s Day Gift

PhotoGrid_1465514129239Grill Master Grandpa or Daddy Gift๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”ฅ

 

I was looking through pinterest for DIY father’s day gifts that the kids could help with and saw some super adorable grilling platters. Since all the Dad’s and Grandpa’s in our family love to BBQ this was perfect!

I found the platters at Walmart only $5 each. They are also heat resistant up to 450 degrees. I bought dishwasher safe craft paint in black and orange only $1.50 each. ย A sharpie for writing a message.

First step wash plate and dry. Pre-heat oven to 325. I coated the babies hand in paint first (start with your youngest) I had to wash it off and redo it several times! Next child’s hand print. ย Do thump prints in black for the charcoal. Let it air dry then added the saying “Grill Master Grandpa” with the sharpie. We also wrote on the back “Father’s Day 2016 love, Mason and Trenton” Bake for 35 min. Then let it completely cool in oven.

That’s all folks! Almost too easy for how dang cute they turned out ๐Ÿ™„

 

Thanks for following!

Super excited, I just got a notification of my 50+ followers!

I know this is only a baby step for me, but I am really enjoying this new blogging thing!

My favorite part so far is getting comments back from you! It always makes me smile to know that someone enjoys what I am posting or can relate๐Ÿ˜Š

I just want to say thanks for following!! Have a fabulous day๐Ÿค—

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