Friday, August 30, 2013

My Fat Cried Big Alligator Tears

I feel like these weeks fly by.
I'm not complaining since its so hot & humid in Florida.
I'm ready for "winter" to arrive now.
Yes I just said that.
Once again its time for some
Happies & Crappies!
The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

This past week has been so much better than last week.
Seeing BSB in concert at the last minute with some girls I was BFFs with in high school
Getting to leave work early every day this week since I'm not allowed OT on the weekend I work.
Having Monday off for Labor Day! Woot Woot
I get to meet my moms cousin for the first time ever this weekend.
I finally made it to the gym and had an amazing cardio workout.
I can't remember the last time I allowed my sweat to cry. It's been way too long and my body knows it. I did rock an awesome top knot.
{I just noticed how awful my roots are}

I caught a douchebag checking himself out at the gym while he was on the stair master.
Made me crack up.
& I witnessed a beautiful sunset
I work for 5 hours on Saturday then my weekend can start.
So that's how my week has been.
Do you have any fun plans for the holiday weekend?

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fun Facts about me

A few things you may or may not want to know about me!
  • I hate when people smack or eat with their mouth open.
  • I despise the sound of nails typing
  • I wish I was taller. Like 5'4
  • I really want my hair to be long enough to have a side fishtail or braid
  • I grind my teeth when I sleep.
  • I can fall asleep within moments of laying my head down
  • I love a glass of wine while taking a bubble bath
  • I still suffer from migraines.
  • I recently had surgery to remove a benign tumor from my scalp
  • I wish I never had to hear the "word chums" music ever again
  • I want a raise.
  • My house is being taken over by dogs.
  • My dad still pays for my car insurance
  • I wash my hair every 2-3 days
  • Dodger and Oakley both sleep with me at night
  • I bought a motorcycle for my ex & now my brother is paying the payment
  • I'm a "get the last word in" type of girl
  • I'm very independent
  • I hate asking for help
  • I google everything & so should you.
  • My iPhone currently has limited space available
  • I think J is the perfect man
  • I can live off BBQ for the rest of my life
  • I want to win the lotto
  • My girl friends are the best
  • I love LOVE!
  • I drink water while I'm at work but mostly always order a diet coke or sweet tea
  • I listen to the Elvis Duran Show every morning driving to work
  • I hate traffic
  • I don't understand how 4 lanes of traffic can be backed up with no accident
  • I don't like pumping gas
  • I hate logging in to check my bank account
  • I wish I was a fashion blogger
  • I hate trying on clothes
  • I always wear the most uncomfortable sandals/flats/heels
  • I need a pedicure
  • my sister & I are 15 months apart
  • Her and my brother are 17 months apart
  • my brother and my oldest brother are 4 years apart
That was fun!
What are some things I should know about you?

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Why Do Men Cheat?

That's a question most women want to know.
Its not uncommon these days to hear of a friend's spouse having an affair.
Growing up I never heard of the word divorce.
It just wasn't in my vocabulary and I didn't have too many friends whose parents were divorced.
Now years later we hear it everyday.
People just don't stay together anymore.
Whether divorce is because of a cheating spouse, abusive relationship, etc
it could help you in your life.
Recently I've heard from two different friends about their cheating spouses.
My heart hurts for them.
I just don't understand why men cheat. Not just men but women too.
Maybe their spouses want the excitement of a new relationship?
Maybe she let herself go?
 Maybe money is an issue?
Maybe they married too young?
Who knows.
But it seems like every time I turn on the news another famous person has had an affair.
People we admire because of all the fame and fortune they have.
Or we see Miley humping a married man during a performance.
That's just sickening.
& I just read that Robin Thicke's wife wasn't even upset over that performance.
Seriously? How can you allow that to happen?
If your husband went to the grocery store by himself would you allow another woman to hump him in the aisle?
Heck no.
So why allow it on national tv?

There's so many ways these days to cheat.
Our phones are always glued to our hands.
Texting is easy.
Deleting said text is even easier.
But guess what? Those texts are recoverable!
Emailing, porn sites, any social media.
Commercials, movies, radio ads.
It's all there. Its tempting.
But why risk a relationship something you've loved for a long time for a little bit of excitement.
Why risk your job if it's someone at work.
Why hurt your family because you wanted sex with someone other than your spouse.

These past few years I've been so scared of marriage.
I watched both my brothers and my sister go through a divorce because their spouses had an affair.
My heart breaks everyday to hear this.
To watch kids being tossed back & forth between parents.

If you notice your spouse acting differently talk about it.
Stop everything that's going on in your busy life to go on a date.
Enjoy each other.
Remember why you fell in love in the first place.
But heaven forbid don't have an affair.
If you're not happy in your marriage then try to work on it.
Don't just give up.
If you're in an abusive relationship get out of that immediately.
Before its too late.

I pray everyday for my future husband.
I pray that I never have to experience an abusive relationship again.
I pray that I never have to get divorced because of an affair.


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Oh hey Mary Kay {review & discount}

Disclaimer: I received this product for my honest review. All opinions stated are my own.
Mary Kay isn't just for your grandma these days.
Did you know that it's the official beauty sponsor of
 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS that will air on Lifetime in October!
I was contacted by Lara {a MK consultant} to try out a skin regimen from their Botanicals line.
I was super excited to receive this product to try something new with my skin.

 The Botanicals set is for sensitive skin and comes in 3 Formula types:  Dry, Normal or Oily
It comes with 4 items:
Cleanser (Use morning and night)
Mask (Use morning OR night)
Freshen (Use morning and night)
Hydrate (Use morning and night)

It is a simple regimen infused with the goodness of botanicals personalized to your skin type.  Each formula is hypoallergenic - free of synthetic dyes and added fragrance.
I'm normally not the type of girl who uses a mask but this mask I loved!
It left my face feeling so refreshing, smooth & soft.
& today Lara is offering you a
25% off discount
 with your order.
When ordering comment with
& she will apply your discount after check out.
Or you can email her
LaraNBrown {at} marykay dot com
with your order.
Disclaimer: I received this product for my honest review. All opinions stated are my own.

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As long as you love me...

Yesterday my sweet neighbor asked me if I was going to the Backstreet Boys concert & since money has been limited lately I was unable to afford it.
So she graciously gave me her ticket.
I met up with the 4 other girls for a fun GNO.
Its so funny that 14 years ago we were the teeny boppers being dropped off in front of the arena by our parents. Now 2 of us have babies, 1 is expecting and I'm still loving my life with J.
Yes the girl I'm standing next to is 20 weeks pregnant.
She looks absolutely amazing and pregnancy makes her even more beautiful!
 DJ Pauly D opened up for BSB & yes I had no idea who he was.
I knew I heard of him before from Jersey Shore from I has no clue he was now a DJ.
Then is became quite and as soon as the lights went out I was taken back to my youth.
I couldn't help but laugh and watch all the other ladies my age freak out when BSB hit the stage.

We had a great night.
BSB still has it going on.
& if you follow my IG feed you'd see a few other videos I was able to post.
Until my phone kept telling me I was out of storage.

Thanks BSB for taking me back to my 14 year old self.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

NSYNC, VMA's, Jags game {Sponsor & Giveaway}

Another weekend has come & gone.
Why do they fly by?
Seriously it was just Saturday.
Sami's Shenanigans
A busy weekend at that.
We didn't get to tailgate because we thought it was going to storm on us.
But we ended up walking around the stadium and my feet were punished with 2 big blisters on my pinky toes.
Those shoes didn't get to come back home with me.
Then the VMAs happened!
The Smith Family's reaction to Lady Gaga wearing a G-string during her performance cracked me up!!!
We won't talk about Miley.
The girl is a train wreck. Just another Amanda Bynes is you ask me.
 Then the talk of the show!
NSYNC performed!
Justin's performance was absolutely amazing.
I got chills seeing NSYNC back on stage together.
I really hope they do a reunion tour as I'm sure most of us girls who were reliving their youth are.

Because I know we all want to see this again!

& now I want to introduce you to the most adorable Etsy shop around.
Stephanie has a plethora of items such as t-shirts, wall prints, stationary, wedding buttons, greeting cards, etc! She's snarky, spunky, creative and you're going to love her shop!
Stephanie wants to give one lucky reader the cat print in the middle!
So all you cat lovers or if you know a cat lover and want to win that print enter away!

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Friday, August 23, 2013

happies & crappies vol. 3

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Another week has come & gone.
I'm definitely NOT complaining.
I'm ready for the weekend just as much as you are.
Did you see that I'm still offering the FREE  ad space from last weekend?
I only have a few spots left so grab your spot before they're all gone.
I'm using Adproval now because I don't make enough profit to pay Passion Fruit.
Matt who is the guy behind Adproval has been so helpful in helping me switch all my ads through Passion Fruit over.
Seriously if you're looking for a new place to have your ads check out Adproval!
You'll be happy to make that switch!
Sorry I'm not sorry!
Remember last week during happies & crappies  I mentioned about my car needed new front tires?
Well this week on top of needing new tires my car battery decided to go to battery heaven!
I honestly hate being a responsible adult.
I'd really like to go back to the days where my parents bought me things I "needed", put a roof over my head, free internet & cable, made me dinner & washed my clothes.
Please & thank you!
We all wanted life to pass us by in school & now we're all complaining about adult things!
I know I'm not the only one mad about growing up.
Admit it!
But back to happies & crappies how was your week?
Here's how mine went :::::
I worked out one day this week. That's a good start. Don't judge me.
I was able to play with Haley & Ryne a bit this week while my sister was out of town for business.
There's nothing sweeter than R saying "hold you hold you" all while hugging my neck as tight as he can. Then asking me if he can sit in my lap while I ate my dinner.

Enjoying time alone on my front stoop with D-man! Sometimes he just needs to get away from the other two dogs.
I became "techy" long enough to make my own button! -------->
Check it out and take me along with you!
I really needed a new button since I'm no longer a brunette!
Besides my battery dying I was also stranded at work all day. With no lunch.
Not so much fun at all! That's one way to shrink the stomach!

Tomorrow is another Jaguar preseason game which means tailgating, spending lots of time with J & friends & drinking wine!
Perfect weekend if you ask me!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013


Today while I was minding my own business taking care of some business {not that type of business} I was tagged by Kelly to answer these questions!
Five things I have a passion for:
Joshua {thats a given}
iPhone 5
Being the best aunt I can be to H & R
My pets
Five things I'd like to do before I die:
Get married & have babies
Visit the Grand Canyon in a helicopter
Go to Bali & stay in one of these huts
Backpack in Europe
Ride on an elephant

Five reads I love:
 I haven't read a book in a long time.
Anything by Nicholas Sparks
My daily blogs I HAVE to read
Five favorite movies:
 How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
The Proposal
Twilight Saga
Pain & Gain

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy birthday sister!


Who knew that after sharing a room with you the first 13 years of my life we would still be best friends!
I hope you enjoy your day.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jackson's 2nd Birthday Session

My friends make gorgeous babies.
I've had the privilege to take Jackson's 2nd birthday pictures this past weekend.
After many stabs with his foam sword, watching balloons drift into the sky, fighting the humidity and beating the rain I'd say this was a very successful photo session.
Jackson please keep being the crazy little boy that you are, drive your mommy & daddy crazy & keep that long hair of yours forever!
I seriously have hair envy!

Just one year makes a huge difference!
Happy birthday J-man!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekend Shenanies & Meet Kelly {Sponsor}

 Hello lovelies!
It's Monday again & I woke up with a migraine. Not the best way to start out a fresh week.
This weekend was super busy.

Sami's Shenanigans

We started the weekend off with J surprising me at work since his job has been slow.
We celebrated a friends birthday at the Japanese Steak House.
Watched the Jaguars game.
Made margaritas.
I had a 2nd birthday photo session.
The neighborhood one eyes cat showed up at Josh's front door.
Ate BBQ.
 & watched Haley get baptized.
It went by all too fast.

& now I want to introduce you to one of my new favorite bloggers!
Meet Kelly from Petite Ramblings. She recently moved across country, went through a crap load of life changing events in her life & loves cats!
She's starting up a new monthly link up that you don't want to miss out on.
Trust me!
If you love wine you'll want to link up!

Isn't she just amazing! Go say hello to her!
Follow her:

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Friday, August 16, 2013

It's Friday Friday gotta get down on Friday

We made it!
It's the freakin' weekend!
& you're welcome for putting that song in your head!

Let's get this party started shall we!

I'm linking up with Stephanie for all the Happies & Crappies that happened this week.

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

My gel nail kit arrived! I'm officially obsessed with gel nails.
If you're one to bite your nails then you NEED this kit!
It's the SensatioNail by Nailene starter kit.
I wasn't crazy for the Raspberry Wine color that it came with so I just painted my nails clear.
I'm going on 6 days and my nails look like this!

The picture doesn't do it justice but the shine looks like the nails were just done in the salon!
& the kit is super easy and fast.
Beats paying a professional to do my nails every 1-2 weeks.
But in all seriousness get yourself one of these kits!

Texting with my bloggy BFFs! Seriously you ladies rock my world! 

Seeing this amazing sky after a huge thunderstorm passed through town.

Cuddling with my Oakley boy when I get off work!

Finding out I need two new front tires soon!
Boo on being an adult!

Having someone "try" to charge my credit card $400+ online shopping. 

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!
Don't get too crazy!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Be Aware

Holy smokes Thursday.
How'd you sneak up so fast?
I'm not complaining since this weekend will be filled with thunderstorms.
That just means I'll be relaxing ALL.WEEKEND.LONG catching up on my shows.
Today I want to talk about one of my worst nightmares.
Granted it could've been a lot worse.
Luckily for me it wasn't that bad.
But someone somehow got a hold of my credit card number and went on a shopping spree.
To at that.
I received an email from said credit card company asking me to call their fraud department.
I was simply asked if I went online shopping yesterday morning on .
Not me.
If I'm going shopping it'll be to Target, KLR, H&M, Forever 21 not to Walmart!
I wish I knew where the package was being sent to.
At least the town.
Thieves are now sending packages to vacant houses & when they see the delivery guy drop the package they collect the stolen goods and go on about their day.
My situation could've been worse like my entire identity stolen but it wasn't.
All I'm saying is be aware of your surroundings.
Keep your wallet tight.
Always check your bank/credit card accounts.

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Vino2Go {review}

Disclaimer: I received this product for my honest review. All opinions stated are my own.

About a month ago Josh surprised me with a Vino2Go just because. 
Or maybe because I've told him in passing that I thought they were amazing and wanted one myself.
So when mine arrived I immediately tested it out.
Then turned around and wrote The Product Farm an email expressing my love for their product.
They decided to send me a Vino2Go XL & a Brew2Go for Josh!

The Brew2Go is a double-walled BPA-free plastic drink tumbler with a close-able sippy lip that holds 16 oz of beer, prevents spills when bumped in to, prevents condensation & keeps the bugs out. 

The Vino2Go XL is a double-walled BPA free, SAN acrylic with a lip. It holds 50% more than the Vino2Go which is a whole 12 oz=half a wine bottle.

This past weekend we both got to try out our tumblers together while tailgating!
These adult sippy cups kept our drinks cold even when we were sitting in the heat.
I can't express how amazing these cups are.
& today I get to offer you a 10% off code to get your very own.
Enter LifeVino at checkout before it expires on 9/14

Thank you so much Josh for introducing me to the greatest invention ever and thank you to The Product Farm for sending both J & I our very own sippy cups!
Disclaimer: I received this product for my honest review. All opinions stated are my own.

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