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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Moving on.....

So my journey has lead me to move on... and move on up.
I am not leaving the blogging world, but I am moving my blog.
It's a work in progress right now, and I would love for all you to come along with me.

My new blog will be about my journey through life.
A lot has changed since I started this blog.
To be true to myself I also needed to change the direction I was going in with this blog.

I hope that you all will join me for this new journey, wherever it may take us.

It's still under construction but the new site will be I Am Rhi

I wanna thank all of you who have been with me so far and I welcome you to come along with me for this new and exciting blog I am actually really looking forward to working on!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

**GIVEAWAY ALERT** Cause I'm totally lame

Yup, you read that right.
I'm lame AND I have something to giveaway, like right now!
I posted almost a year a go a spoiler alert that I had tried this new product.
I tried it just before the baby was born.
My mom kept giving me a hard time about using special soap for the baby and I have used Purex detergent and fabric softener for years and even when my first born was a baby.
I was not going to buy a separate detergent AND then wash the baby's clothes in a separate wash either!
Well I got this sample from the great people over at Purex.
I tried it on a huge load of baby clothes after my baby shower.
Just add to the wash like you would with any other Crystals product.
I like that it is Hypoallergenic, Dye Free and natural.
As always I am not disappointed with Purex.
I liked the smell although it did seem a little strong at first.
I guess depending on how you feel about putting your baby in heavily scented items of clothing. I liked that it smelled sweet and fresh and clean for a long time. It seemed to me the scent for the Crystal's for Baby lasted longer than the other scents.
Now I am using the Crystals for baby on all our clothes.
Ok, sooooo here's the good part!
I have THREE coupons for a FREE sample for you guys!
The catch is, and part of the reason I am so lame is that I was supposed to do this post, well like forever ago. Now here I sit writing this on December 18th freaking out cause these expire on 12/31 and I want to give them to someone!!
So if you want to score yourself a FREE sample of the New Purex Crystals for Baby, lets take a chance here and I wanna mail these out IMMEDIATELY and you have to get to your nearest Walmart IMMEDIATELY and redeem them.
I am going to give the first 3 people who comment on this post.
YES, the first three so hurry up and leave me a comment that includes your email so that I can contact you for your address.
Ready.... Set... GO!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

its all about what matters most

A while back I was reading {this} post from the sweet Erika of Life Unfluffed.
I could totally relate to what she was saying.
 4 years ago, my life as I knew it changed.
That was when I had my first born.
I somehow found an article from Baby Center titled
42 things that change when you have a baby.

I struggled at first with so many changes and it helped me to get through my  new life becoming a mother.

My friendships changed.
My daily routine changed.
I got less sleep.
I got less alone time.
I got a lot less husband and wife alone time!
Now we have 2 children.

I cannot imagine my crazy life any way else.

I love my children as crazy as they make me.

I crawl into my son's bed at night when he's sleeping and stroke his hair and kiss his cheek and I'm amazed at the little human he has become.
I'm so proud to hear him count and write his name and problem solve. When he is loving to his sister I know that he feels loved. The pride in my heart when he creeps up quietly when I am feeding his sister and gently kisses her on the head is undescribeable.

I hold my baby in my arms before putting her down in her crib at night just a little bit longer knowing she isn't going to stay a baby for long. The joy I feelwhen my baby girl takes her first 5 steps towards me and says mama, there are no words.

I terribly miss sleeping in or not waking up in the middle of the night to nurse, yes I she is still waking up! (Uggh)

But the feeling of being a mother, only a mother knows.

I feel so blessed to have two amazing human beings that are a part of me and my husband.

So just as Erika said in her post, I too feel sorry for this woman who doesn't know yet the feeling of unconditional love when your child needs you and you need your child.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ooh miss martha...

So, again, Martha Stewart has caused quite a stir with bloggers everywhere.

I have to say when I saw the video clip of her interview, I too was offended.

In case you haven't heard, this is what she said....

“Who are those bloggers? They’re not trained editors at Vogue Magazine. Writing recipes that aren’t tested, that aren’t necessarily very good. Or are copies of everything that really good editors have created and done. Bloggers create a popularity but they are not the experts.”

Not like I feel like I have to defend myself, but I feel justified in having a little vent session.

I have been blogging for a few years now and I personally have never tried to portray myself as a professional or an expert. I know what I know, I know works for me and I know what I don't know, which is a lot.

I also have never come across a blogger who has claimed to be an expert either.
No we are not Vogue editors or trained professionals.
(But then again, neither is Martha. Last I checked she learned to sew from her grandmother and her mom taught her to cook)
We are mother's, wives, some of us work, we provide for our family a loving home, cooked meals, a loving heart...
The blogging community is a huge community of friends and extended family.

The reason I blog is because I enjoy the community we have created as bloggers. We are all friends, a sort of extended family that we can turn to talk, to discuss things, to get advise, to share recipes and our successes and fails. The blogging community has been a great source to turn to for everything and anything and with so many of us out there, you can get so many points of view. No one said they are right, infact some even may say they are wrong.

I have found some great friends blogging and I am so greatful for the relationships that I created blogging. I guess that's part of the reason I took offense to what Martha said.

Anyway, that is my little rant about it, and I'm still proud to be a blogger and proud of all my blogging friends.

Not like I could afford any of her things in the first place, but this just secures why I will never buy Martha Stewart products.

 I'm liking up my thoughts with Juggling Act Mama

Friday, October 18, 2013

what in the world was i thinking

So I finally did it.
Or at least I started it.
I started painting my kitchen cabinets.
If anyone tells you its an easy kitchen update, they lie.
If anyone tells you its a weekend project, they lie.

I have been looking at this in my garage for 3 weeks now.
Wish me luck that this will be the last weekend of cabinet painting ... untill time to do the bottom cabinets.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Hump Day!

It's hump day and so far I've survived so I think I'm gonna make it till Friday!
I have been very absent but I also have been very busy.
We've been doing all kinds of projects around the house, I just havent made much of an effort to sit down and wite ALL the posts that I have been planning in my head.
What else is up?
I've taken a step back and looked at my blogging and what I want out of it and where I will go with it.
So what does that mean?
Well, for one, I will probably move my blog over to my own domain.
It will get quite a makeover.
I will be more committed to posting.
I will be me.
I will be truthful.
Not that I havent been all this time, but, well..... when I begin my new blogging journey I will explain it all.
It will take some time to make the move so in the meantime please be patient with me.
I know it will be a bumpy road ahead so I hope you can come along and enjoy the ride with me!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

time stops for no one

Hey guys I've got a little time so I'm checking in with ya'll!
So much going on!
What's been going on?
My little girl is growing soooo fast, too fast.
She's now pulling herself up on the chair and walking back and forth between the chair and the couch! Seriously SLOW DOWN BABY!
Last week Monday my hubby and I celebrated  our 13 year wedding anniversday.
Yup, 13 years.
We can't belive it either.
We celebrated with dinner at Roy's Restaurant.
Thank you to the bestest neighbor and friend who watched the kids!
 It was such a special treat.
We realized that it was the first time we were alone togther since before the baby was born and she's now 7 months old.
It also made us realize that we really do need to make time for each other as husband and wife. We need to make the effort to connect.
But, of course I have to tell you about the food!
The hubby had the Hawaiian Ranchers Rib Eye and he said it was excellent.
I went for something I normally never would pick and I had the duck and scallops.
Oh, man! The scallops were perfectly cooked and the duck was unbelievable!
 Of course we could not leave without their signature chocolate soufle.
Hubby wouldn't share so I had to get my own.
 We had a great time, big shout out to Roy's for doing an excellent job as always!
And can't forget a big thanks to Lanell for watching the kids, otherwise we would not have had the time to ourselves.
It really helped us to remember that we are still a married couple.
We often forget about that with the craziness of life.
Work, kids, home, it takes A LOT.
So does a marriage.
We made it through 13 year and we want to make it through another 13 years.
So Happy Anniversary Hunny, I love you.


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