Monday, August 30, 2010

I can dream

I want to be here:

With this guy:

Throw in a few of these:

Maybe some of these:

 That would make me a happy girl :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2 already!

My son turned 2 last week! He is growing up sooo fast! His actual birthday was on Wednesday and we went to Fun Run for a while, it was so fun. We missed having Noodle there, so we didn't stay long, but we had fun for a while.

Sunday was his party and he got a ton of stuff! We broke out our old bounce house that hasn't been used since Noodle turned 2! All the kids had so much beating up the pinata and playing at the park. I loved watching him open his presents, he got so excited with every one of them! His favorite thing was the Cars Birthday Card that my mom got for him, he wouldn't put it down!

Here's a few pictures of the fun day!
I can't believe my baby is 2 already! He's such a Momma's Boy right now and I love it. I hope it stays that way for a while! Terrible 2's are already kicking in, YIKES, but this mama can handle it! Happy Birthday Nugget, I love you!

Bright Stars Giveaway!

Head over to A Mom's Balancing Act and enter to win a Bright Starts InGenuity Cradle & Sway Swing! This would be a great baby shower gift! This giveaway ends 9/14 and it's open to U.S. only!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm not fine.

Wednesday night I woke up in the middle of the night by MOST horrible pain I have ever felt. Worse than childbirth, seriously. I come out in the living room where my hubby was still awake, playing video games (naturally). I pretty much fall down in the hall grabbing my stomach and crying. The only way I know how to explain how it felt is to say that something needed to come out, like there was something inside me clawing me. I know it sounds stupid. It was low like it was in my baby parts. My first thought was a tubal pregnancy, then I thought it was my IUD.

I tell him I think that I need to go to the hospital and he says, "You should go lay back down for a bit, you probably ate something bad, your fine, you just need to rest."
Mother fucker... I'm not fine. I hate hospitals, I wont go to unless I'm having a baby or unconscious.

I drove myself, I have no clue how I got there in one piece, but I did. BUT by the time I got there it stopped hurting so bad. I went in they did all their tests, and poked me 12,568 times. I had a high white blood cell count. The norm is like 10,000 mine was 17,000. So, they kept me. I couldn't sleep until they gave me some amazing drugs. I can't remember what it was... but I really liked it.

They did some testing the next day and the OBGYN came to see me. We talked about getting my IUD taken out because that *could* be the cause, but they weren't sure. I don't want anymore babies. I like the little bit of sanity I have. So, I said we would wait on that.

The doc says my pain was from ovulation. Really? I've obviously ovulated (hee hee) for the better part of 15 years and never felt anything like that. There was still something wrong because I have a high white blood cell count, so there is infection somewhere. They wanted to keep me another night, but I refused. After talking to my hubby off and on that day, I really wanted my kids to remain in one piece and lately I don't think he is competent. They gave me total of 5 bags of antibiotics and I went home. Still feeling like shit.

Before I left though I got a text from him. He was sick. Every single time he don't get enough sleep he gets a headache. Every single time he gets a headache, he starts vomiting. I don't understand it, but it never fails.
I come home to my house being destroyed and my kids not fed. He's half awake in the chair with a puke bowl next to him. Great.
I half assed get the kids fed, and ready for bed. Then I have to help him. Why? He must think I'm invincible, because again - I'm NOT fine. Normally, I wouldn't be irritated with him for being sick. BUT I really felt horrible.

I wake up today and get the kiddo ready for school. Then I get the call - "Sheila, can you take me somewhere? By the way, how ya feeling?" I wanted to say Sure why not? Just got out of the hospital yesterday, I'm still sick, but hey I'll run ya wherever you want. Instead I said sure, I'm fine. Then, my mom calls and needs me to take her somewhere tomorrow morning by 9 am. Again, I say yes. I did it to myself though, because I can't say no.

Something is still wrong with me. I still need to be fixed, and I'm not fine. My belly hurts every time I move, and it feels like my girls parts are falling out. I'm waiting until after Sunday because my little man's birthday party, and I'm going back to get things checked out. But I'm not fucking fine, it's obvious. If one more person asks me to help them or expects me to be up to par I'm going to scream!

Sorry, this was a longer than expected - guess I needed to vent more than I thought!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Energizer Smart Charger

I think an Energizer Smart Charger would make my life easier because I'm constantly on the go. I would love to be able to charge batteries over night instead of making sure I stop by the store to grab batteries. I'm always taking pictures and it seems like at every important event the batteries run out and I'm left with no pictures. (4th of July, B-days, and Christmas - just this last year lol)
The Energizer Smart Charger would be perfect for our family! I love this video of the Energizer kids take charge #recharge!

Energizer is offering up a $15 Target gift card and Energizer Smart Charger to anyone who posts a blog about the following topics:
  • Recapping your encounter with our Smart ChargHers at BlogHer
  • Review of any Energizer charger and/or Energizer rechargeable batteries
  • Why you think an Energizer Smart Charger would make your life easier
If you have any friends that would like to take advantage of this, please let them know. All they have to do is write the post and send it to and we’ll send out a gift card and charger. This opportunity is open until August 27, 2010 (first 200 entries only).

Kellogs and BlogHer Giveaways!

Enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card at the 24 following blogs! Good luck!
MannLand5 Reviews
 C. Beth Blog
 Shells in Your Pocket
 Stop, Drop & Blog
 Cheaper Than Therapy
 Jenny on the Spot
 Bonggamom Finds
 Suburban Turmoil Reviews Too
 The Frugal Girl Reviews
 Burgh Baby
 Welcome To Quadville's Favorites
 Every Day I Write the Book
 Just A Mom's Take on Things
 Points of Review
 A Familiar Path
 V & Co
 Reviews by Kami
 Big Mama
 Busy Mom
 Because I Said So Reviews
 Secret Agent Josephine

Monday, August 16, 2010

1st Day of Kindergarten!

So, my daughter started Kindergarten today! She was super excited to see her friends from preschool! She hates getting up early, but today went really smooth. I can only hope that the rest of the year goes half as good. I even made it without tears - that is super shocking! She walked right into class and put her backpack away, hardly had time to say goodbye to me. She did make time to give her brother a kiss goodbye - I guess he still rates :)

Nugget was super sad that sissy was gone all day. We played and played and played some more, but he still missed her! He kept going to the door saying "Nana School, HOME!" It was so cute. I loved not having to break up fights all day, it was a nice break! Preschool was only 3 hours long, now that she is going to be gone all day, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Note to Self

You can't have it. Stop wanting it. Why do you always want what you can't have? Leave it alone already.
While you are at it, LAY OFF THE DR. PEPPER! You were doing good, get a grip again. I know it's hard, but you can do it.
That's all.
Fed up with you : /

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sam's Club Rocks!

Before this past weekend, I did not know of the awesomeness that is Sam's Club! I had been there when I was a kid, but never as an adult. Since it was open to the public this past weekend I decided to check it out, well $250, a months worth of groceries, and a membership later... I was thrilled! My cheap-o husband even loved it and agreed that $40 for a year was totally worth it. I'm super excited that we went! I found some great giveaways for Sam's Club too!

Go here to enter Cake Mom's $25 Sam's Club giveaway!
Go HERE to enter Akron Ohio Mom's $25 Sam's Club giveaway!
Go HERE to enter Bargain Hunting Mom's $25 Sams Club giveaway!
Go HERE to enter Jaina's Mom's $25 Sam's Club giveaway!
Go HERE to enter The Mom Trap's $25 giveaway!
Go HERE to win at Luv my Two Girls!
Go HERE to win at Shawn's Sharings!
Go HERE to Danica's Daily to win a Sam's Club membership and a $25 Gift Card! 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Free pack of Wrigley's Gum

Go HERE, and fill out the form to get a free pack of Wrigley's Extra Dessert Delights gum. Yum! Use this code 353637 in the promotion code box. You can choose from Key Lime Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip or Strawberry Shortcake! I went with Strawberry Shortcake.
Thanks to Tight Wad in Utah for posting!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Crazy Forts Giveaway!

3 Princes and a Princess 2 is giving away Crazy Forts! I've wanted to check these out for my kiddos for a while! They are constantly taking all my sheets and blankets to make their own forts, this would be a so fun! It ends 8/23! Go here to enter! Good luck!

Ask and you shall receive!

Just yesterday I posted about needing a good new book to read, and today I found out that I won Dark Oracle by Alayna Williams from the Lovin' Me Some Romance blog! I can't wait to read it! Thanks again to Ashley and Alayna!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Good book suggestions?

house of night series 

I need a new book series to read. I have a ridiculous obsession with vampire books and after I finished the Twilight series I read the House of Night series. They were okay books, not the greatest, but they kept my attention. I read all 7 of them in a week and a half. (See ridiculous) and I'm waiting for the next one, due out in January, I think.

I need something new. Something more "adult" themed but not trashy. I'm having issues finding something I can get into. Like I said, I like vampire books, but I'm not limited to just vampires. I like book series, as opposed to single books, but again I'm not limiting myself.

What good books have you read lately? Have any good suggestions?

I did it!

I don't know why I waited so long, but I finally imported my other blog to here! I've been wanting to for a while. As most of you know I love to enter giveaways, and I kinda thought it was stupid to have a separate blog just for that. So now, it's all in one... I just have to add all the buttons for the blogs that I love!
Yes, a simple post to show I'm excited :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

$25 Target Giveaway!

Mommy Minded is celebrating her new blog with a giveaway! Enter to win a $25 Target gift card, just by following her blog! Go here to enter! Ends 8/31! Good luck!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Walmart Giveaway!

Here is another great giveaway from the Scholastic Back to School Blog Tour! Head over to 1stopmom and enter to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!
It ends 8/9 and it's open to U.S. only! Good luck!

Target Giveaway!

As part of the Scholastic Children's Dictionary Back To School Blog Tour, The Dirty Shirt is giving away a $100 gift card to Target! Let her know what back to school means to you, and you are entered to win! Easy!
Go HERE to enter. It ends 8/12, Good Luck!

Monday, August 2, 2010

One of those days...

Today has been insane. It's one thing after another all day! Nugget is super whiny and being a little terror, and my daughter is going crazy because she is grounded to her room for writing on our brand new couch. She keeps trying to make a deal to get days taken of the time remaining on her grounding, it's kinda cute.

Ah well, gotta love these days... it could be worse! I searched "Kids Being Buttheads" on Swagbucks and got 11 swagbucks! That's 11 closer to my next Amazon gift card... works for me.

That's all I got today... off to break up a fight over Googly Bands... fun stuff!

MOMday Morning Giveaway

 Head over and check out Momday Morning for August for a chance to win Child's Eli's Lids hat, Sun Tee and $75 cash!! You even get to choose which Eli's Lids hat you want.. and they are all so cute!
Enter HERE, it ends 8/9! Good luck!

Great Amazon Giveaway!

If you haven't noticed by now, I LOVE! It's my one stop shopping place that I'm hooked on! Most of my Christmas and Back to school shopping is done there, so this giveaway would be amazing to win! Head over to One Savvy Mom and enter to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card! Yes, $250 Big ones! And - there will be 2 winners!
Go here to enter! It ends August 30th and there are a lot of ways to enter! Good luck!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Amazon Giveaway!

Check out Chubby Cheeks Thinks and follow her blog for a chance to win a $30 Amazon gift card! Giveaway ends 8/14, and you can tweet daily!! Good luck!

Family Dollar Giveaway!

I love Family Dollar, I can always find something fun for my kids, and they carry every kind of household products that I need. So, I was excited to find this giveaway! You can enter to win a $50 Gift Card to Family Dollar over at Our Ordinary Life (Great blog btw), it ends 8/13! Good luck!

Master Lock Giveaway!

Ready for a great giveaway? Head over to Livin and Lovin and enter to win a huge prize pack from Master Lock! The backpack includes:
$100 Target gift card
Master Lock Precision Dial
Master Lock Speed Dial
Small magnetic photo frames
3 pack highlighters
6 locker magnets
Composition notebook
1 subj. notebook
Locker board/mirror
Locker bin/pencil holder
Assignment book/ planner

EXCITED?! I am!  This great giveaway ends 8/13! Good Luck!