Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mini Vacation

So we are leaving in the morning and heading to my husband's mom's house... we are going to have a sorta late Christmas with his family. I have been up really late tonight getting things ready and packing up as much as I can tonight! I finally got my makeup packed haha! I always hate packing makeup for a trip because I want to bring it all, but that would be a little extreme lol.. I am always afraid that if I don't bring a ton then I will end up not bringing something, and wanting to use it later!

I already have packed most of Michael's bag, except for his jeans and his toothbrush and toothpaste and all of those types of things... Elizabeth is not packed at all haha! Well I did get all of her baby food together already.. Clothes had to be washed and all sorts of things before I could even think about packing! Thankfully it has all been washed and here I am blogging at almost 1 in the morning when I should be sleeping (or packing)... of course ha ha.

Sadly though I may not end up blogging during this trip.. on the bright side though once we are home and everything gets back to normal I do have a few videos that I want to film and share with all of you!

One thing I really like about going to visit his family is that it can be really relaxing, plus there is soooo much more to do there than there is here where we live! And.... they have lots of fun places to shop at hehe, like MAC, Forever 21, and so many more! It's not fair that I don't have those places here where we live right now. I always have to order from them online, or drive over an hour to go there! So if I do any sort of shopping I will share it with you guys, but I have no idea if I will yet or not.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

First Christmas

This was baby's first Christmas! At first I think she was a little confused about the whole unwrapping presents thing, but after three days of getting gifts, I think she is finally starting to get the hang of it haha! This was also our first Christmas in our house, last year Michael and I spent it with my mom in the mountains while Rob was across the world!!

Elizabeth loves to sit on her new giraffe and be pulled...this was right after she first seen it and Michael was pulling her around on it! Too Cute!!

She actually kept the little pink bow in her hair until I decided to take it out...what a Surprise!!

This Christmas has been so wonderful and a true blessing! I had both of my little ones with me as well as my husband home safely this year... I have truly felt blessed! This time last year not only was I worried about my hubby as well as almost 7 months pregnant... but I was Snowed In on top of a darn mountain!!! Literally, and it was not fun haha!

Stay tuned for a Christmas beauty haul... and to see what's inside my big Sephora box--->Foxxy Beauty

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Pictures With Santa

So it's just a little after midnight here and I have finally finished all of my baking!! I made really cute sugar cookies and decorated them with lots of sprinkles, sugars, and holiday m&m's..

Then I made some pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting...AGAIN haha!

Earlier today we made a trip to the mall and the kids got pics with Santa...inserted below!!
After a few pics we finally got a little smerck out of this time I think Michael was tired of smiling haha!

Here are the cookies I made... they are lots of different Christmas shapes.. like stockings, trees, stars, candy canes, and a few more!! I was originally going to do them all different colors, but when I went to color the icing I totally forgot to separate it out into different bowls. So we just had all green icing. If you wanna see the recipe I used check out my other blog.---> Foxxy Beauty

Michael stayed up the entire time helping me out in the kitchen... he really loved it! I finally had to get him to go get ready for bed since it was almost midnight... So Merry Christmas Eve to everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Santa and Sugar Cookies

Tomorrow will be a really busy day... probably for all of us though. I made dough tonight for sugar cookies... me and Michael are going to cut them out into different Christmas shapes, I am going to bake them, and then we are going to decorate them with lots of fun sprinkles, colored sugars, and some M&M's! For the recipe you can check out my other bloggy---> Foxxy Beauty

Aside from that I am also going to be making some pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting...again haha! I am going to take those to my grandpa's house on Christmas Eve along with a couple other things that I have to cook too..

During the day tomorrow will be filled with some fun festivities too, like going to see Santa Claus and getting Elizabeth's first Christmas ornament!

I made the pic above with Santa and the Mrs. because I wanted to share one of my most memorable and favorite stories from Christmas....
When I was little (back when I still believed in Santa) one year at my Grandma and Grandpa's house Santa and Mrs. Claus came to visit... Ok it wasn't really them but I didn't know any better haha! Friend's of my grandparents came all dressed up and I do mean dressed up.... and we even got to visit with them... they played the parts so so well! It was so much fun and I still have never forgotten that, even though I know now that it wasn't really Santa it still is one of my favorite memories. I can only hope that I can bring those special and unforgettable memories to my little ones as well!

 I will try my best to blog tomorrow since I know that I won't be able to Christmas Eve... I did have a cute hair tutorial to get up but I am not going to be able to get it up for a while(the hubby has been home and really sick)!! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The older you GET....the more you forGET

I had to run to the store to get some eggs so I took Michael(my seven year old) with me! Right down the road from my house there is a Food Lion and a Dollar General....they are literally like a five minute drive from my house. So I get to Food Lion and I literally thought I had passed the Dollar General already, my seven year old is like, "No....the Dollar Store is way after!" It's really sad when you have to get directions from your little ones because you can't remember if you passed it or not haha! Of course he was right too... Why do we start to forget everything the older we get?
Time goes by soooo fast once you get a little bit older and are out on your own...then once you have kids it literally FLIES by! I can't believe that Elizabeth will be a year old in less than 4 months...and then right after that I will be 25! Doesn't feel like I should be though haha... some of you may be a lot older and reading this thinking "Oh that's not old!",  but when you go through raising a 7year old on your own because your husband has to go away to war and then having a baby all at the same time by yourself...yeah you feel like you have been through everything!
So aside from kids making time fly by, being pregnant made forget EVERYTHING haha! I like to call that PB aka pregnancy brain...and I think that it stayed with me and never left!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

I fixed my internet!

So if you guys read my beauty blog post last night then you seen that my internet crashed! I honestly have no idea what happened... one minute it was fine and then the next it acted insane. For my internet I have one of the broadband things that plugs into a USB port on my laptop. My daughter has smacked it a couple of times so it is a little bent, but it has been that way for months so I am not totally sure if that was the cause. It was crazy though, at first I thought that my computer crashed, because everytime I inserted the broadband into my computer the screen went black the first time and then everytime after that it went all static, sorta like when the tv can't pick up a channel and it gets all that snowy stuff on the screen! Yep, that was my laptop last night. So I just uninstalled it from my computer and waited all night long, who knows maybe it just got too hot, but I reinstalled it earlier and am using a different USB port on my laptop and it is working just fine! Thank goodness!

Aside from that on a funnier note... this morning the baby woke up super early again, so I went and made her a bottle and brought her into my room and laid down with her... after she finished her bottle she was really sleepy so I put her back into her crib. After my husband got done working out this morning he went and got her and when I got back up he asked me, "Did you take her pants off this morning?" I just kinda looked at him really funny and said no... He then informed me that she woke up this morning with her pants off and laying there in her crib haha! I have no idea how she managed that one, but the poor thing woke up pantsless! She has been in speedy mode all day long and right now she is SUPER sleepy and laying in her Daddy's lap playing with a toy...

Well I am just happy that my internet is working since I just paid the bill for it a couple of days ago, I wouldn't have been very happy if I paid for it and then wouldn't be able to use it till who knows when! I don't think there is a warranty on what I have, which isn't very good!

So that has been my crazy day so far!

-speedy babies and snowy computers,

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter Break

I have decided that I will most likely be taking a "Winter Break" from my blogs...probably the day before Christmas Eve...only because I will just be too busy and traveling to maybe have time to blog! But when I come back I will have lots of fun things to video and to blog about, like a Christmas cosmetics haul and all that fun stuff haha!

Today's post isn't very long because nothing all that important happened today lol... I do wanna show you guys my favorite ornament on my tree right now though....

Isn't the little snowman super cute? I found him(Yes, I call it a him even though it's pink and glittery haha) last year right before Christmas at the Dollar General when all the Christmas decorations had went on sale, so I think I got him for just a couple bucks... I just think he is really cute. His arms and feet are connected by little springs lol, so they sorta bounce!

Well as I was in the middle of this blog, I took a quick break while the picture was loading, and I went to get my kids something to eat.... As I was in the kitchen I decided to refill my flour canister since the flour was low and I hadn't yet put the new bag in... While I was opening it I accidentally ripped the bag a little bit(grr), so when I was pouring it I was being careful not to let it spill out where the bag tore... Then I realized there was a little hole in the bottom of the bag too! Oh my gosh I seriously just got a HUGE pile of flour all over the floor and counter... it was rediculous, but now it's all cleaned up haha!

-A very floured Lindsey

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Seeing Santa?

This weekend will probably be pretty busy.... we are hoping to take the kids to see Santa, since this is Elizabeth's first Christmas, but I just don't know if we are going to be able to make it there before Christmas! Last year Michael had his picture made with Santa when we were on vacation.... I have a post all about our Christmas vacation last year--->Our Insane Vacation

This year I don't know what we are doing about Christmas pictures, and I am a little worried that Santa will scare the baby lol... she doesn't get scared of too many people, but some men she just does NOT like, and Santa may be one of them haha!

When Michael had his picture made with Santa last year it was totally last minute, so he wasn't really dressed for a picture lol... I had planned on taking him before Christmas, but we were in the mall and he randomly asked to have his picture made, I didn't think he would've wanted to so when he asked I jumped at the chance for him to do it! Pictures with him are a bit crazy, they cost about $20, which I could probably take a better one with my own camera lol...luckily there was NO line! It was awesome haha...and we were in an extrememly busy and HUGE mall at the time!

Whatever we decide to do for pictures, I will do my best to post them up for everyone to see!
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Busy World Of...

Being a mom is so rewarding and it truly is a wonderful and life changing experience! It's not always glamorous though....let me be the first to tell you that it can be very stressful at times! My kids really are great and well behaved most of the time haha...

There are tons of "No, don't touch that." Or "No ma'am..." here in my house, especially since baby can crawl and get into everything lol! There is lot's of nose wiping and diaper changing that goes on too.

My day is generally pretty busy.. it goes a little something like this:
I first wake up around 5:30 a.m. and get Michael ready for school...his bus usually comes between 6:20 and 6:30(she is never on time)! Then once he is off to school I rush to go back to sleep and pray that I get atleast a couple more hours of sleep before the baby wakes up. Usually it works out and she wakes up around 8:30. Today was really special she let me sleep until almost 10a.m., I couldn't believe it haha!!(probably only because she stayed up a little later last night than usual)
After she is up then it is constant chasing and running around until she decides to take her first nap.
Then it's the same thing all over again until she naps again...usually around 4p.m.! At that point Michael has been home for like 45 minutes and is either done with homework or still doing it.

I couldn't continue to go all in to detail and tell you every single last thing that goes on if we are at home and don't leave the house during the day...but that would probably really be boring..

So although being a mom can be really stressful and there is a lot of work that goes into it, I wouldn't trade it for the world!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Extreme Holiday Shopping

Ever notice how Holiday shopping is sorta like doing extreme sports haha?! It is just always so insanely packed and holiday shoppers can be crazy and mean! Thankfully I have never experienced the mean ones but the crazy ones yes!

So I know the pic above doesn't really have anything to do with what I bought on our little shopping trip today, but I just thought it was really cute and festive...

My main reason for making my shopping trip a little earlier in the day is because we had to go get a gift for my son before he got home from school. He wanted one of the V-tech laptops from Santa so we had to go and find one of those... The one that he had originally said he wanted was no longer in K-Mart... so we had to go search Wal-Mart for it.... let me point out that I don't really like Wal-Mart because they are always so insanely packed...even when it isn't Christmas time!!

We ended up finding this one... it's the V-tech Brilliant Creations. I can't believe how many different little computers they actually make, it's insane!

Although our trip to K-Mart wasn't a total bust we got almost all of the rest of our gifts there aka giftcards haha.
I literally bought a ton of gift cards at K-Mart and then ended up buying another one when we got to Wal-Mart! They always have lots to choose from so you don't have to travel all over the place getting different ones.

Did you guys know that they charge like $4 just to activate the gift cards, and not only that but they each have to be a separate transaction. That is totally rediculous!

So we ended up buying like 3 different American Express gift cards, one for my step-dad, brother, and my mother-in-law's boyfriend too. I got my grandpa a Bass Pro Shops gift card, and my mother-in-law a Sears gift card. They are all really hard to buy for so this was easier haha! Now I just need some little gift bags for them, and I do mean little. I still have to go back out and get my hubby's other gift too! Then I will finally be totally finished YAY!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Year's Makeup!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Beauty Blog Moved!

Hey everyone! My beauty blog has moved... I decided to create two separate blogs for my personal life and my beauty blog!
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I hope that you all continue to follow me on this one as well! :)


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Phases of the Moon

Tonight we were driving to go get Michael and the moon just looked so crazy!
My phone camera wasn't picking it up that well so I found this one online! It's the closest I could find to the way it looked... It just really got me to thinking about how crazy it is that we all see the same moon no matter where we live at in the world. It is the one thing that sorta connects us in a way! Of course some of us see it at totally different hours though, but it is still just something sorta neat to think about!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Get Your Freak On...

15 Weird Facts one! I have been wanting to do this tag for a while and I was reading one of the blogs that I follow and decided to it in a blog post like they did, instead of the typical video! So here it goes...

#1. What's a nickname only your family calls you? Honestly I don't really have one, before my grandaddy passed he had always called me Monkey since I was a wee little one!
#2. What's a weird habit of yours? I think I have a weird OCD(which isn't too strange since my mom and brother have it).... If I do something with one side of my body I have to do it with the other(it use to be really bad but I don't really do it anymore)
#3. Do you have any weird phobias?I am absolutely TERRIFIED of snakes!! I can't even stand seeing pictures of them or seeing them on tv haha!
#4. What's a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you're alone? HANSON hahahaha! I have seen them on more than one occasion in concert and I still love them!
#5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves? OMG! My husband does this leg thing...he bounces his leg and it drives me insane lol!
#6. What's one of your nervous habits? I either make no sense when I am nervous or I am a little quiet(which definitely isn't me) when I get nervous I start freezing lol!
#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on? The left!
#8. What was your first stuffed animal and it's name? I don't have one, the only stuffed animal I own is a little doggy that my hubby sent me with flowers when he was deployed.
#9. What's the drink you always order at Starbucks? A white chocolate mocha!! It is my favorite!
#10. What's a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice? Curling the lashes... I always try to but sometimes I just forget...OH, and to be gentle around the eyes, I just don't think about it sometimes!
#11. Which way do you face in the shower? UH....I have no idea lol!
#12. Do you have any 'weird' body 'skills'? Yeah, I can roll my stomach...and no, NOT because I am fat haha!
#13. What's your favorite comfort food that's 'bad' but you love to eat it anyways? I really don't have one!
 #14. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say?  You're sucha freak!
#15. Time to sleep, what are you actually wearing? hmmm...depends on how cold it is that night.
#16. What did you used to wear that you thought was cool but now you realize it wasn't that hot? HAHA...ok when I was in 6th grade I started wearing those bigger baggy pants... yes they were girls! Now that I think about it that was probably the worst thing I have ever decided to wear!

So there are my weird facts!! Do you guys have any too lol?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Yay! I met J.R. Martinez!!

I am SOOOO excited to share with all of you my lil experience today! I did end up getting to meet J.R. from Dancing With the Stars... he was really cool and super nice! Sadly I didn't realize until it was too late that I didn't charge my camera, so I only got one pic with my camera and the other was taken with my hubby's phone.

We got to sit really close so that was pretty cool! This was when he first came out.

Me and the hubby with J.R., please excuse how horrible I look here....I was standing really weird haha(I look HUGE)!

He shared lots of stories with us and shared his journey as well... he was actually a really down to earth and super nice person! He was joking about how he never thought he would've went from combat boots(being in the Army) to two inch heels(Dancing with the stars) haha! His story really is inspiring though and you can tell how much he genuinely respects the military. Aside from all that he was pretty funny too! So after it is all said and done...not only was it an honor to meet him, but it was pretty cool too hehe!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I get to meet Dancing With the Stars Winner!

Tonight I am SUPER excited! Tomorrow morning I am going to see the winner of Dancing With the Stars, J.R. Martinez... For those of you who may not know who I am talking about, he is a former soldier that was badly burned during a deploymend. He plays a Brot Monroe on the daytime drama "All My Children." His story is so amazing and my husband relates to him in several different ways so that is pretty neat!
My wonderful husband was able to get us on the list for a special thing that he is doing! I don't want to give away any details until afterwards though... hopefully I will have the opportunity to actually meet him and maybe get a picture with him as well. If so that will definitely be something that I will post on here! Well night everyone, I have an early morning and it's a little late here already!