Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Little Shutterfly

So, I read a blog the other day telling me that bloggers can get 50 free Christmas cards from Shutterfly this year, so I decided to check it out. Boyfriend and I are having some outdoor pictures done soon and I thought it would be really nice for all our southern family to receive a card with pictures this year. I have to say, I am super impressed with Shutterfly. They have a ton of cars to choose from and I already see it's going to be difficult. I've spotlighted a few and when I get the pictures back, then I'll choose based on how it comes together. Definitely think I'm going to do a black and white photo though. Those are super classy and elegant looking in my opinion.

But its not just the cards! Shutterfly offers a huge variety of other products as well. I think I'm going to compile my favorite pictures of my mom and son and make her a calender of him! I might include a pic or two of her other grandchildren as well. LOL

You can also just print photo's at Target, CVS, or Walgreens. That is super exciting to me because I never print pictures anymore because it's a pain in the butt to put them on the thumb drive and take it down to Walgreens and then have to go back to Walgreens to pick them up. Hello!! I'm a busy woman here! Now I can just handle everything from the touch of a keyboard. LOVE IT!!

If you want to investigate and take advantage of this offer like I did, just click this link and be on your way!! Happy creating everyone!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Some Self Promotion

Ok fellow bloggers, some of you know this, but most of you don't, I am a business owner. For the last 5 years I have operated a little online website called A Lil Bit of Everything. I make and sell mostly military family merchandise and apparel but I can do anything custom. Please check out my site and share with all of your friends!! Also, look me up on Facebook as from time to time I will be giving out coupon codes for purchases and even some giveaways if I can get enough "Likes".


Friday, November 19, 2010

Day Late

Ok, I'm a date late with my "Thankful Thursday" but definitely didn't want to not to do it!

I am thankful for my job this week!! Even though it has been driving me INSANE, in this economy I am grateful everyday that I get to come here. I even work for an amazing company that really takes care of it's people. Next Thursday we will be having a Thanksgiving dinner where every single employee will be taking home a 20lb turkey and most of the items needed for their own Thanksgiving dinner.

I am also thankful for my incredible friends. Erin, Sam and Lauren, you guys ROCK!! You are always there when I need someone to talk to and make me laugh. I cherish our friendship and look forward to even more good times in 2011.

With all the craziness going on at work and home I may not get another chance to blog until after the holiday so if that is the case I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and great football!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Making an Attempt

I know, I have been down right horrible about blogging lately. That is really just because nothing fun and exciting has been going on here.

Boyfriend is working so that has been great. Not that I need his paycheck, but getting him out the house and keeping him from being bored to death definitely helps retain my sanity.

I have been working nonstop. We have finally gotten our Chrysler franchise back and our new cars/trucks are starting to arrive daily!! I love it!! The excitement of being apart of this is just incredible. We all get tickled everytime one of those 2010's pulls up the driveway.

Most heartbreaking news, my laptop died. It's gone. Complete motherboard blow out. I have yet to purchase a new one as A) I have absolutely no idea what I want B) with it being so close to Black Friday I'm holding out to see who has the best deal and hopefully score a good one super cheap.

Other than that, we are excited to spend our first "grown up" Thanksgiving together. I'm going to be preparing all the fixin's for just the two of us. Can't wait!!! And I've already discovered Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel which only gets me more in the mood for Christmas. Now if mother nature would just cooperate and give me LOTS of snow, I'd be all set!

Hope everyone has a great week and I look forward to reading what everyone else has been up to and I'm open to all suggestions on the laptop!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Well, I'm going to jump on the bandwagon a little as I see some of my favorite Army Wives have already blogged about today, but I just can't help it!

Today, I am so very grateful for the Veteran's in my life, past and present. My father served as an Officer in the USAF for over 20 years and raised me to respect our country and our service men and women in a way I've never seen from anyone else.

My brother was in the USMC for almost 10 years and served in the Gulf War. I'll never forget the day he shipped out as I lost my very first tooth. Deployments were alot different back then. No emails or phone calls. We literally went weeks and months without hearing from him and having to stalk the mailbox everyday.

I was previously married to two Airman as well, one of whom I survived a deployment and countless TDY's with. Being a deployed spouse and constantly living with the fear of the unknown but having to put on a brave face taught me a whole new love for this country and the families who have gone through that alot more frequently than I do.

I am now currently back together with my high school sweetheart who after graduation joined the US Navy. He only did a short tour but was privileged to be a member of the USS Roosevelt.

My life has always had numerous veterans, young and old, in it and they have all taught me something unique and special. My Godfather was a Ranger in the US Army and received a purple heart in Vietnam. I can remember sitting in his lap as a child and feel his tears on my face when he would tell me about the friends he lost.

I saved my very special Veteran for last, Ben. Ben was in the US Army stationed at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA when we met my senior year of high school (2001). We only got to briefly date, but today and always he carries a special place in my heart. He deployed to Afghanistan just before all the exciting events of one's Senior Year start to play out. The night of my prom I received an email from him telling me he bet I would be the prettiest girl there. It meant the world to me that worlds away and in a dangerous war zone, he remembered something as trivial as my prom. He was always good at remember the little things that were monumental events in my life. My senior prom, graduation, 18th birthday. Then, Christmas of 2002 Ben was killed in action. To this day I can close my eyes and remember exactly how cold it was and how the wind felt stinging my wet face standing on the tarmac with his mother watching his flag drapped coffin come off the plane. Today especially, I tell his story because he was an incredible man and I hope he is never forgotten for the sacrifice he made for his country.

If your out tonight and see some of our wonderful military members and their families enjoying a free dinner provided by one of the fabulous establishments who chooses to do so, thank them. It may only be with a smile or a handshake, but just take a moment to let them know their service doesn't go unnoticed. And before you go to bed tonight, pray for them and their family and all those who aren't here tonight to enjoy this holiday. I know I will.

Before I sign off, a huge thank you to my very best friend, Erin, and my new e-friend, Sam, who have husbands in the US Army and continue to sacrifice by seeing off their loved one for extended lengths of time and live that military life.

Happy Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I have decided to turn Favorite Things Thursday into Thankful Thursday for the season!

To kick off, I am thankful for my family. Even though we aren't as close as most families, I know they love me and would be there for me if I needed them. I have a wonderful support system who has stuck by me when I have made some awful decisions in life.

That family also includes the worlds most wonderful little dude who has been my whole world for the last 6 years. I could not ask for a better son and I never knew my heart could hold so much love as it did the day they put him in my arms.

Take a peek next week at some more of my thankfulness and always remember the real reason for the season!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Holiday Kick Off

Well, we have officially spent our second first holiday together! Boyfriend definitely does not get into the holiday's like I do, but I did get hime to enjoy a few Halloween things! We carved pumpkinsHis turned out much better than mine! (The wolf)
Made creepy eyeballs for a Halloween party, which would not have happened without loving boyfriend because after the pumpkin carving I was not so gentle trying to peel eggs and he saved them from my wrath of anger
And attended the party as Bonnie and Clyde

All in all it was a very successful first holiday together and I look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas with him!!