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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Weekly Link Love 11/21/2013

Hola readers! Yes I know, I apologize yet again for not posting as much! It truly has been hectic in our world. Finals are coming up and lots of things have happened! Have no fear, I am still providing you with my favorite topic to blog about... LINKS!! So enjoy!

I wanted these nails so my talented friend Ashley attempted these for me and this was the end product

I am seriously obsessed with infographics. I really do find them interesting and informative.

These ideas are sheer GENIUS!

If you are a Starbucks fanatic like myself, than this article is for you!

I would love for my room to look like this

With Christmas fast approaching, everyone should know about this good cause

Here is a public service announcement for college girls!

A beautiful letter everyone should read

Totally doing this easy decoration

I would LOVE to get this tattoo

Pretty sure I will be attempting this recipe next week!

Next week will be the THANKSGIVING edition of the weekly link love series! If you have any Thanksgiving related recipes, crafts, ideas, or posts send them my way and you may get featured!! My weekly link series gains the most traffic so you will gain page views!! It is guaranteed!! I will be posting the Thanksgiving edition a little early. I am thinking on Tuesday so that people will see it before Thursday! Feel free to email me your posts! Can't wait to see your links! :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

8 Month Update

Another month has passed by here! Little Madison Grace is a whopping 8 months! With the holiday season, the never ending amount of studying and school time, and just being a housewife on top of everything is definitely making the time go by so fast.

Madison's personality is really becoming more defined! She is silly, funny, social, and very active. I can hardly get her to take naps and when she does, it's about 20 minutes. Just long enough for her to charge her batteries!

We are still working on crawling. I have a feeling she may not crawl but she still manages to get to where she needs to go whether it is scooting on her bottom or army crawling.

My guess is that she weighs around 17 pounds (give or take). Our next appointment will be her 9 month checkup. Still no teeth yet but you can tell that they are fixing to cut through at any moment!

New things that she is doing is smacking her lips, waving to people, and shaking her head no.

Maddie absolutely loves to play and be outdoors just about all day!

This month has been so much fun! Her motor skills are increasing, she is becoming very mobile, trying new foods, experienced her first Halloween, and just being an absolute joy! Can't wait to see how much she has developed when 9 months roll around!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Weekly Link Love: 11/14/2013

Good afternoon readers and welcome to another week of fun links!

Ever wanted to write a letter to yourself! Now you can right here!

I spent quite a bit of time on this web page before class the other day!

Look at this neat renovation! Proves that anything is possible!

This recipe is a definite favorite at my house especially with the weather getting colder!

The perfect shirt!!!

I have to get these for my Maddie Bug!!!!

Yes I have a slight wreath obsession

I would love for my future kitchen to look like THIS!

This link is for all the other coffee addicts out there!

I swear they come up with some nifty ideas these days!

Hope ya'll enjoyed!
Much love,

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Monday, November 11, 2013

The Obstacle In Our Path

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.

The peasant learned what many of us never understand! Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Weekly Link Love 11/8/2013

Sorry that I have not been posting as much. Tests are kicking my behind here at school. I'm having at least a test every week so I spend most of my time studying!!! But I wanted to make sure I did my weekly link series!

I love this FAB planter

I am making this my next DIY project

Check out these random acts of kindness

Check out this infographic about social media!

My perspective of marriage changed when I read this article this week

I probably need this shirt to warn others!

Check out these clever mason jar crafts

It's time to decorate for Thanksgiving! Check out these ideas

I couldn't help but chuckle at this humorous buzzfeed list

Hope you enjoyed the links! Have a happy weekend! :)

Much love,

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Update: Things Are Getting Dangerous Around Here

Good morning readers! No I am not MIA. I have just been busy with school, taking care of Maddie Bug, and of course being the awesome housewife that I am! I figured I would give a short update on Madison.

So I was getting ready for class yesterday morning. I swear that I merely looked away for 5 seconds and she was like this. It's starting to become dangerous business around here. Madison is currently getting into everything. She has to grab everything and put everything in her mouth. 

I have a feeling that she is going to skip crawling. We put her on her knees and she rocks but she still wont do the crawling part. She just flops back on her belly and basically army crawls everywhere.

Either way Madison is now a handful and a half! She is seriously a ball of energy that never stops until bedtime! I can't even imagine how thingss will be when she starts walking! I definitely have my work cut out for me! 

Happy Tuesday!!
Much love,
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Madison's First Halloween!

Good afternoon readers! Yes I am doing two posts in one day! I was going to wait to share this on Monday but I decided to go ahead and post! I just wanted to share our Halloween pictures! Madison went as....


I was having trouble deciding what I wanted her to be. We received this dress this past weekend and I thought that I could possibly put together Maddie's Halloween costume with merely a couple of dollars! Seriously all I did was buy red yarn at Michaels and wah-lah! Everybody thought she was the cutest!

And we even went with a friend. Maddie was trying to grab her friend's ears the whole time! Typical Maddie... That girl can never sit still!

And then of course we met up with Daddy as soon as he got off work!

It was such a great first Halloween for our Maddie Bug! She had such a great time and was on her best behavior the whole night! :)

Much love,
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November Sponsors

Well another month has come and gone! I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! It sure was fun taking Maddie trick or treating. I will put up some pictures either this weekend or Monday. Today's post though is dedicated to introducing my readers to the blogs located on my sidebar! Don't be scared, read about them and give them a visit!


2013 was a year of change for Bekah, who started re•solve to chronicle her goals and progress as well as life in general. From vegetarian recipes to clean products and relationship talk, re•solve is a friendly smorgasbord of posts!

and I don't like onions

Savannah is a wife, mother of two little ladies, friend, kind of crazy and she doesn't like onions. She blogs about her life being a Mom and other random stuff!


Hi, I’m Rachelle! Welcome to my humble little blog. I’m a Kansas transplant to Houston, TX. The inner loop, to be specific. I love to explore the city with my crew – my husband Walt and two Labrador mixes, Hunter and Lucy. I started this blog to chronicle all the unique things to do and places to go in this city. I’m not always hitting the town though! I also run on the Rice & Memorial trails, gaze at the skyline from my balcony, tinker around in my craft room, and stroll with my crew along the ever-changing, ever-developing streets of my neighborhood.

My name is Crystal, I am a mom to one gorgeous girl and a leading lady to one fabulous man. I photography, read and blog by days away! My blog is about my journey through motherhood, with some of my favorite recipes, tips for any and everything and random musings!

My Passion Journey Blog is a place to explore and share about the things that make me feel excited about life. I write about anything from the most practical life tips to my favorite products and shopping finds, travel, healthy living or anything that happens to make me feel inspired that day. More than that I hope that readers find a place where they feel encouraged and empowered to purse their passions & dreams and to pass along their own inspiration as well.

Two years ago Jennifer fell in Love with a cowboy and ended up moving to Texas. Once there she rediscovered her love of creating and has been making things ever since. Mostly crocheted or hand embroidered, goodies from Homespun Happiness are created to bring a smile to your face and hope to the hearts of women in Romania! 25% of every sale goes to help support a womens rescue in Bucharest, Romania. Jennifer loves blogging ( crocheting, quilting, stitching, sewing reading, and snuggling with her 2 kittens and handsome hubby.

Hi I'm Jenny! I'm a sophomore in college who transferred to a new school this year. I write about that experience, and pretty much anything I feel like! I love to bake, watch netflix, and hang out with my family. Sometimes you'll see recipes but most of the time you'll find my day to day adventures! I called my blog Sprinkles & Sundresses because I believe that rainbow sprinkles make (almost) anything better and sundress season is my favorite season. Come say hi!

So now that you know about the featured blogs, go check them out and say hi!
Much love,
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