Thursday, October 14, 2010


Will mean two things today...
the first as always and my second made up meaning...
Wisdom Typed Fervently!
I knew you would like that one!
Maybe I am not as clever as I think...
I hope you missed me!
I just know you did!
I am having severe computer withdrawal.
My computer crashed. Badly. I don't know if I will be able to recover a single bit of anything from it. Need a for instance? How about my son's newborn picture's, or videos... Yea, yea I know "Well didn't you back them up?"
I never thought my computer would get a stupid virus!
So, I am without a computer. I am sure my son and husband are enjoying the precious time with mommy and wife! What a concept, family time! Who would have thought?
I have been trying to figure out how to get a computer. I am borrowing the one at my husband's Fire Department. Kind of ancient though!
I need a computer...
I miss contact with the outside world, you know other than the few people I know in my small town that actually talk to me!
Well until another installment of," Crap Quickly Typed on the Borrowed Computer!"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Crappy Couple of Weeks

  Well to recap the lady doctor visit, supposedly my worrying was for nothing. Everything came back just fine, so I know that I should be happy. She said that when I had the certain procedure to remove the dysplasia, it took the bad cells away and they shouldn't come back. The same with the HPV, having it be a virus it's just like a cold it just goes away on it's own at some point. She truly is a wonderful doctor and made me feel really good about everything.
 My biggest concern was that I wasn't going to be able to have babies anymore. She made me feel good about that, at the moment. She said that we needed to get my hormones straightened out first and then go to the Rheumatologist.
I have been in so much pain, so the trip to the Rheumatologist couldn't come fast enough! We had to wait three months to get in to see her. August 10th finally came and went. I have been down pretty much ever since.
The appointment didn't even last twenty minutes. Tommy said she reminded him of one the NJ Housewives. She was just so forward and came across kind of rude to me. I was very intimidated, actually. I just couldn't believe that a whole year of pain could be explained away in that short amount of time.
She, Dr. C, sent me off to get X-rays of my feet, knees, hips, and hands. I got a shot of steroid and some sort of a pain killer(non- narcotic for once Praise the Lord) and a few new prescriptions.
 So now I am left waiting once again for more blood work to see if what she said was correct or not.
Dr.C said that what I had was most likely Rheumatoid Arthritis.
If it hurts like crap, snap crackles and pops, then it is probably...
Is a very scary disease. If it turns out that this is what I have, it solves many things. Yet, it complicates the future baby making plans.
Dr.C explained that during pregnancy all your symptoms go away.  After delivery, within minutes to a month, the symptoms will come back with a vengeance.
Now I already had a horrific pregnancy with a million complications so we are putting baby making on hold for now with a great deal of tears falling from my eyes.
Tommy is just ready for me to feel better, as am I. I am tired of being so tired. Tired of the pain and weakness. Some days I can't even get out of bed. So my loves, we will see what the Dr. Ladies say.I write this without looking back(so forgive misspelled words), because as I said. Saying no "FOR NOW" to no more babies is so very hard for me. It is just for my safety and sanity. Oh and my sweet Tommy. God please keep him near and dear to me, don't let him give up on me.
Another goodnight.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Star Shine Company Review

  I was watching a show one day and it had Dolly Parton on it, and the host said " You always smell so good!" It got me to thinking... What does Dolly smell like?

Why do we always buy the mass marketed  perfumes that are at the stores and end up smelling like each other?
Yes, I do have two or three favorites.
 But, I even mix and match those so as not to smell like the next girl. I just have never wanted to smell like one of my husband's ex's or vice versa!
Everyone one of us are like that. We all associate certain memories with certain smells.I am just one of those people that has a nose for scents, though.

I am sure at least one of you remember sitting on your dad's lap when you were little and could remember the smell of Old Spice, and now everytime you get a little whiff of it, it brings back a certain childhood memory.
I also avoid certain smells like the plague, because they bring back bad memories!

 I love the smell of a deer horn that someone has grinded for a knife. It reminds me of my Paw-Paw that passed away. He always smelled like them.
 Apple cinnamon, oranges, and cloves smell like my mom's house at Christmas. She leaves a pot of them boiling on the stove when there is company.
Oh, I absolutely can't get enough of it when my husband comes home from a fire. The smell of the wood from a house or the trees that had burned that have been meshed into his clothing and skin. He just smells phenomenal, and I can't get enough of him.   

I am always asking my husband, "What does that smell like?", when there is a fabulous, familiar scent wafting through the air. If I can't figure it out, it always frustrates me.

I had a favorite store I used to shop in when I lived in Phoenix and then it shut down! I was so sad! Then one day a wonderful little company added me while I was doing a giveaway.
They were just like that company I had been searching for!

They sell the most amazing perfume oils in the world!
I ordered 3 sample viles to start out, seeing as how I couldn't just stand there for an hour smelling all of them.
They have 500 scents!
I ordered Orchid, Cherry Blossom, and Awapuhi Seaberry.
To die for. 
I am not so crazy about the Cherry Blossom only because it is such a delicate fragrance. It doesn't pop like the other two.
I absolutely adore the Orchid and Awapuhi Seaberry!
The Orchid has this amazing spice to it, that I cannot get over!
 The Awapuhi Seaberry is just bursting with the scent of the tropical islands calling you to take a vacation.
The oil's are so much better than any perfume I have ever worn. I say that because the essential oil sticks to your skin and allows the fragrance to do so also! Not like a mist from your perfume bottle, that is going to dissapear half way through the day. You are going to use so much less of this oil and it cost's a fraction of the price, allowing you to try so many more fragrances! The samples are 1/16 of an ounce only for about two dollars! You put a dab of oil on all your pulse points so the heat of your body will let the natural fragrance escape when you are at your best. ;) Your neck, your wrists, and just behind your knees are my faves...
I urge you all to go have a look! They have hand dipped incense sticks, incense cones, the perfume oils, mineral makeup, and lip balm!
Their website is
and they have links for everything else there!

I did not receive any compensation for this review. Any and all opinions in this review are expressly my own. I bought all product mentioned in this review on my own.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Social Parade Follow

  I had it in my head that I wasn't going to do any of these blog hops.
I kind of thought I was being a sell out.
 Then I realized, "You idiot, how in the world are you going to make friends on here, and get your blog out in the blogosphere?!"
So I have begun searching for beautifully made blog hops that have quality blogs and truly beautiful women on the inside, and out. Aren't we all?
Here is one that I have found, that has good morals and rules that I can stand to abide by.

Social Parade Follow Friday
Smart and Trendy Moms

I can't wait to have more follower's and hopefully make some new friends through this whole process!
Thanks ahead for all of you that comment, I am off to go find some of you now!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Vintage Love

 Since I was very little I have always admired the women in black and white films. I grew up in a musical family. My mom could sing and play the bass. I played a plethora of instruments in school. I sang and took some piano lessons. I had to quit not too long after I started, though. I did however steal some of my sister Allison's sheet music and sit in my room with my little Casio and teach myself how to play.
Allison is the one who got me to love music the way that I do now. There was always a musical on in my house. So thank you sister for helping me love my music. I guess she kind of shaped who I am now. We would sit around belting out every word to every song in
 Or, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
I didn't say that I was good then, so Allison don't say a word. I am thankful she didn't have a camcorder then because a video would be on YouTube as we speak...

That love of those movies has turned into my love now of Black and Whites.
I could sit on my sofa all day and watch TCM!
Irene Dunne has fast become one of my favorite woman of all time. She starred in one of my favorite movies of all time. My Favorite Wife, with Cary Grant. Mmm Yum.
The woman from the 40's and 50's just had class and style.  Not like the hoochies from now walking around showing everything they have. No offense.
They just left a little something to the imagination. Even the Pin-Up girls were classy beautiful woman. I wish I could walk into a store and buy that type of clothing, but it just isn't that kind of time. I however, did realize there was a show called Mad Men and that was exactly the kind of life I would love to live. Well I have yet to watch it, so I might need to be careful saying that. But, the clothes are amazing. The hair is phenomenal. I can't get enough.
 I finally came across a few blogs the other day that absolutely blew my mind.
These women are so incredibly beautiful.
I always tell my husband I dream of being the quintessential housewife. To look the part, talk the part. I just need the accessories...
These woman are it.
I will become the woman I know I am on the inside.
I just might need to clean my own mouth out with soap.
Just check out their blogs and you will see what I mean.

This is just one of those things that makes me happy.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another Doctor Appointment

 I'm scared.
I don't want to go, but I know that I have to.
5 years ago I was diagnosed with HPV.
I don't know where it came from. I was in a monogomous relationship (or os I thought).
Then they discovered that I had dysplasia. You know the bad cells that could turn into cervical cancer? After a few more pap smears all of a sudden all of it suddenly disappeared. They bad cells the HPV, all of it!
Well how the hell does that happen?
That was five years ago.
Now I am here, in this moment having horrible pain, on top of all of the other pain I am going through. The pelvic stuff isn't like my back pain or migraines though. This could be bad.
I am scared.
I have a tendancy to kind of over react, especially when I am alone.
Well, here I am all alone.
And this pain, and the other stuff down there...
Makes me think what if?
What if it's bad enough that we can't have another baby.
I don't want Blayze to grow up without a brother or sister.
I don't want to have to put Tommy (my husband) through all the suffering of having to go through more taking care of me.
Then I think, well we can always adopt.
And if it is the big C, maybe thats why I am always in so much pain and always tired.
There is a huge upside and a really big slide going straight down to the down side.
At 3:45 I will go into the OB/GYNs office kick my heels into those stirrups, yell YEEHAW!
Hold on for dear life as she sticks those damn tools inside me takes samples with what will feel like razor blades.
I will pray to my Father above that everything is ok, and then come back here and vent to my dear blog girlfriends a little bit more!

I guess this is just one of those post on my journey that shows that Life Ain't Always Beautiful.
Maybe next time I will have one that makes me feel happy!

Monday, August 2, 2010

What Makes a Woman Happy?

I started this blog so that I could write about what makes me happy. I guess it is a good thing there are so many days in a year, because I could honestly go on for days!
Then again, if I decided to write about what makes me sad, or mad, I could on for the same amount of time.
I wanted to make this blog so that I could bring together many types of woman, or men I guess if they really want to read it, so I could find out what makes them feel good about themselves.
I suppose that this is my mission statement.

Sassy, Sweet, and Chic is dedicated to finding out the many different ways a woman can make herself feel incredible! From the top of her head, to the bottom of her feet, inside out! Whether that be attaining knowledge, or learning beauty secrets and applying them. Do you feel great when you make your family smile?
I want to know, what makes your heart feel good?

So far I have covered, Barley and Birch. They are an incredible organic children's clothing line! They sell their clothes in boutique's and online stores and have a great little blog!
I know when my son, Blayze dresses so cute I feel like a million bucks! I know that I am a good mom no matter what! But, when people are always telling me that he is adorable, I mean come on! That boosts my ego just a little!

Then, I covered Orglamix. Cheri runs this fantastic little, or should I say huge- ever growing Etsy store! Make-up will be on here as much as possible, because it always makes me happy when I look beautiful! Whether it is just a little bit here or there or a full makeover. I truly am in love with it.I have a terrible obsession with make-up and dream to one day be a make-up artist. Until then I am on a mission to find makeup that I can't live without, like her! Please make sure you look her up!

So please, if you could send me some ideas for future topics! I swear that I have ADD, no offense to anyone out there, I think I really do. I have a mind that is everywhere and sometimes can't concentrate on one little thing. I have so many dreams. I still say, when I grow up I wanna be a...
And it has yet to happen, but hey I am only in my twenties... I have so much more life ahead of me!

So, here is to the future of my blog and to all of you that will join me on this wonderful adventure into the deep depths of a woman's soul.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Orglamix Winner!

 I am so very thankful to all of you who entered the Orglamix giveaway!
82 entries!!!
You girls truly are amazing!
Congratulations to


She won 3 eyeshadows from I hope all of you will still go to Cheri's shop and check out everything she has to offer!

One more thing before I go today!
There is a terrible bill out there that is targeted towards small beauty companies. 
If you would all look over it and possibly sign it, it would help companies like Orglamix!

It says that the companies would be required to list ridiculous things like water on an ingrediant list. And then they would have to list what is in that water, like trace amounts of copper, or iron... and so on. If small companies had to test every single one of their products and make an ingrediant list, it would put them out of business!
So please read over it!
Thank you so much, small businesses will thank you!!!
I do!!!!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Just to clarify...

 I am not saying that all of my wonderful readers do this!
I do however want to clarify my blog rules!
If you don't like them, you don't have to play along.
I however love that these companies are working with me and are giving away FREE products to you girls or boys;)!
It is your right not to write a blog and just have one there so you can follow me and enter these giveaways! I am not saying I like it, because I LOVE to read my followers blogs!
Just please...
First and foremost you are required to follow my blog.
If are already a follower just let me know!
That is only fair don't you think?
 I am doing the giveaways...
You will also usually have to go to the manufacturer's website and then return to mine to tell me what product(s) you liked on their page.
Those are the very first rule...
If you do not do those, your comment will be deleted.
I'm sorry, this is the only time I will apologize.
It isn't fair to my other readers who followed the rules.
The other rules aren't rules really, just extra credit to win!
They will change with each giveaway, so I ask that you read my blog each time and pay attention. I might change things up on you!

Thank you!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Barley and Birch Winner!!!!

 First of all, thank you to everyone who entered my very first giveaway with Barley and Birch and making it what it was! I never expected it to turn out the way it did!
I hope you all come back and enter my other giveaways!

Now to announce my winner!

Zoe Hunter Lee

I hope your new baby enjoys her Barley and Birch when she gets here!

Thanks again to Barley and Birch for hosting my first giveaway!
You are wonderful!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

You make me feel.

My Handsome Husband, is my life. The 4th of July post roused up something in me that I had forgotten about and I am ready to feel it again.
 He is amazing.
He is my hero.
He is the one that runs into the fires while everyone else run out.
He grabs the chainsaw and sits on top of the burning building venting a hole, all the while knowing that at any moment the roof could cave in.
 Every third day he goes to work for 24 hours and then comes home, and I am always so happy to see him, even if I am frustrated because the baby didn't sleep and I am so tired.
I know I should be more patient with him because I don't know what happened that night at work unless he pages. He sleeps with the radio on all night and barely gets any sleep. Then he comes home the next day and gets to work mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, or even off to another job!
I take him for granted sometimes and I could kick myself.
He crawls into bed late that night, worn out after another hard day. Kisses me, tells me he loves,
and then he starts to snore!
So I punch him in the arm, make him roll over, I hold him, I kiss his bare shoulder and whisper in his ear all the things I didn't get to say that day...

"Tommy, thank you. Thank you for working so hard to make the money that pays our bills. For fixing our leaking roof. For buying our food. For playing with our son.
Thank you for putting up with my nagging when I am frustrated with you. Then loving me when I say I am sorry."
You take care of me when I am sick.
You are so spontaneous!
You make me laugh so hard sometimes I can't breathe.
And yet you love me so much sometimes, you take my breath away.
You are my Handsome Husband.
You are my Sexy Fireman.
You are my Hero.
My one true love.
You are my Always and Forever.
I am everything and nothing without you.
Thank you.
You are one of the best things that makes me feel good about being a woman and I don't know how I will ever repay you.
Love you that much...

Monday, July 5, 2010

An Independance Day Anniversary!

How are we to ever know that it is this, or that day that will forever change our lives?
I can tell you what day it was that now, looking back, that changed mine forever.
It was July 4th, 2007.
It was so incredibly humid that night. What am I saying? Every summer night in Texas is humid!
My boss Sheryl, quickly became my friend so I was invited to her family's 4th of July get together. She told me Tommy might show up, that he always does because being the Fire Marshal he has to keep everyone "in line". Her dad owns a fireworks stand.
The whole night I was there, eating homemade ice cream, bouncing my leg up and down, just waiting for him to show up.
 Then he did.
 I had spoken to him on the phone, on numerous occasions, me being the dispatcher, him being the fireman.
It was just this time, I was so nervous. So, something I can't even explain.
He got out of his pick-up and walked over to everyone and said hello. The entire time I had butterflies in my stomach and my heart was doing flip flops!
Every time he walked by me, I would catch a whiff of him, and it started the process all over again.
I honestly can't tell you most of the stuff we even talked about that night.

I do know he was trying to act like Joe cool with his new cell phone showing off his funny ring tones.
I laughed nervously and I am sure I was beet red, thank goodness for the heat! 

We didn't even exchange numbers that night.
I had to leave early so I could get ready for work by midnight.

Who knew that, that meeting would be the reason for him to call me a few weeks later to go out?
To fall in love.
To get married.
To have a baby.

I never expected that gorgeous fireman with the wrangler butt to actually love me! 
Now every 4th of July, we thank Sheryl for introducing us while we watch the fireworks and eat her mom's amazing homemade ice cream.

Never take for granted a passing glance that makes your heart flutter, it might just be greater powers at work giving you a hint to get after it!!!!
We sure did!

How sweet it is to be loved by you... 

Oh and you my little firecracker!
Such a silly little boy!
He had such a great time watching the fire works that the guys were setting off!
I sadly had to go home early due to a migraine! It made me so sad! Tommy said he was just dancing around and having the time of his life!
I can't wait to see what next year brings!
Love you boys so much!
Happy 4th to all!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Why I Can't Sleep!

This is crazy, I must be losing my mind.

It is 4:30 in the morning and my little man is asleep, oh so peacefully in his crib. I mean this is the best he has slept in a long time! For one thing, he doesn't feel too good. I kept him from a late nap, so that helped, so I SHOULD BE SLEEPING!

I have another little boy keeping me awake!
I might lose some of you because of this, so I'm sorry.
I believe in other worldly beings. Right now I am praying it is an Angel.
As I am typing it just did something again...
On to my story...
And trust me, it ain't no freakin' toy story...
It started a week ago I realized. I was dreaming and I heard Blayze, I thought, whisper, "Mom!"  Then I woke and he really started crying. Hmmm I thought... Weird, what a coincidence...

Then, Sunday night the 27th I was home alone because my Hubby had to do an extra job and he took the baby to stay with his parents for the night, to give me a break.
Storms were rolling in and I get migraines.
That night I did my usual stuff and it did take me forever to go to sleep. It was raining and I had little leaks everywhere! So annoying on top of my head hurting.
So I finally get to sleep...
You know when little kids come in your room and just stare at you because they want something, but they feel bad because they don't want to wake you up?
I got that feeling...
I opened my eyes.
I thought it was Blayze! In 1 second my mind raced wondering how in the world did he safely get out of his crib, come in my room and stand face to face with me?
Then I remembered...
I was alone...
And just like that he was gone.
Oh how my chest throbbed in pain with the fear and anxiety of what had just happened.
He was 3 maybe 4? Blonde.
I don't know who he was.
He was adorable.
I wrote it off as just a dream and went back to sleep.

June 28th...

Tommy was home with me this time I would be safe. He could protect me. I could take something to knock me out I wouldn't ever know if anything was there. Right?
Went to sleep at Midnight.
It took me forever to fall asleep, even with the "knock out" medicine.
I went to bed with wet hair, but that shouldn't have mattered... I keep my little a/c on 73.
I tossed and turned, I was so hot. I couldn't get comfortable. It was just so hot in my room. But, when I touched Tommy's chest, it was ice cold...

It was 4:38am
Wow close to now...
Just scared myself again.
Funny how your heart can beat so fast, it can actually make you wake up...
I guess I fell asleep at some point, because I woke up so frightened...
Something shook the bed.
Tommy was awake too.
He said he had just itched his arm. He couldn't have itched it that hard. The bed moved. Then I looked up, over him and made him look to. But, he told me nothing was there.
Once again, there he was.
The little boy.
Only, this time, he climbed over Tommy and got in between us. When I realized what happened, poof! Just like that, gone.

June 29-30

Today, Tommy had to work.
Well he is a firefighter, so he has to work a 24hr shift.
That leaves me alone with the baby.
I didn't think about it all day.
Until, I had to go to bed.
I talked to Tommy, said my good nights and I love yous.
I wasn't tired and ended up staying up until 1:30.
This is the nutso one.
This is the one I lost Tommy on.

I know I was having a bad dream. Every time I closed my eyes before I went to sleep, all I could see was bad stuff. But, this wasn't a dream.

Anyways, I woke up because I heard someone pounding on my front door. 
I couldn't breathe.
I couldn't sit up.
 My right arm was completely numb. My right hand was stuck to my chest. My legs were stuck to the bed, my head was stuck. Everything was stuck to my bed and I couldn't breathe. It took everything I had to swing my right arm into a punch to knock out of it and sit up. And as soon as I started to sit up, I heard someone say, "Mom!". Oh, so quietly, just like before.
 I grabbed the phone and called Tommy. I didn't care that it was 3 in the morning. My chest hurt so bad with the pain of my heart racing.

I walked through the house turning my lights on.
Then had to let Tommy get sleep. I only talked to him for 5 minutes.
He hasn't ever seen anything to make him believe so he doesn't understand.
I still love him. :)
I need to figure out how to make this stop. I can't just get one hour of sleep every night. I know I am already going to have a migraine! I only have 3 1/2 hours until Tommy gets home.
I am in the living room.
On my laptop.
Watching Morning Express with Robin Meade. She is so cute!
See gotta get my mind off of it... I gotta pee! And the bathroom is back there by my bedroom!
Hell, I am even scared to go into my son's room! I had to put a freakin nightlight in there for me!
Maybe that helped him sleep better?
Who knows.
I am going to call the Ministerial Alliance today, and see who of the pastor's or priest's thinks I am least nuts...

I will tell you some more story of my past experiences later. But this is the biggest one.
In years!
Am I nuts?
I am sorry I know this is long.
It just seems the "experiences" are getting worse night by night...

I even told him, that I would play with him, just no more scaring me!
I guess that tactic didn't work...
So can someone please help me, before I lose my mind and just move out...
If I didn't use correct grammar, or if I misspelled something, please forgive me. There is no way I am proof reading this...
I am so happy the sun is coming up...
Maybe I can get at least a few hours of sleep before my hubby gets home.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Orglamix Review and Giveaway!

When I ask my husband to take me shopping for make-up his shoulders slump, his head dips down, and he says, "OK..."
It's quite adorable, but pretty pathetic, because I know he will be miserable for several hours while I walk around in circles for hours (not joking) looking lovingly at the different make-up counters...
Now I don't have to because I have a new favorite online make-up counter!

It is a mineral make-up, that is PETA approved.
You know it has to be good now!
It is free of bismuth oxychloride, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, and parabens.
Cheri, the creator has made over 75 different eye shadows.
There are eye shadows here for everyone! She has even made some for all of you Twilight fanatics!
There is even a special collection for the Bride-To-Be!
There is truly something here for everyone!

Foundations to match any one's skin tone.

From light to medium, medium to tan, tan to dark, and everything in between. She will even custom blend for you!

Orglamix blushes can make your cheeks glow like they were just pinched or give your whole body an all over summer bronze!

This one is Rosemary.
Orglamix blushes "offer a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone that naturally brightens your face and accentuates your features."

This line of cosmetics is so versatile! The eye shadows can be used wet or dry depending on how dramatic you want the look! You can even use them as an eyeliner.

I was sent
Purple Basil


and the blush Pink Pepper

This is how it was sent to me! Well with the scent petals at least! MMM yum! Always lifts your spirits when you open a great smelling package doesn't it?
The products themselves are fragrance free though.
I have been so pleased with everything that I am waiting to talk to her to order my foundation and more eye shadows!
Oh did I mention the prices?
Only $4.99 for a little sifter pot of eyeshadow...
I can go on and on... I really have to stop myself and make you go look at her shop now!
You now have a chance to win 3 items from ORGLAMIX!

You must become a follower of my blog and then,
visit ORGLAMIX Etsy shop and tell me which 3 things you would like!
If both aren't done, your entry will be deleted...
*Become a fan of Orglamix on Face book
*Follow Orglamix on Twitter
*Follow Orglamix Blog-
*Grab my Button
*Follow me on Twitter
*Blog about this Giveaway and leave me the link!

Please make sure your email address is available to me if I click your name, otherwise, leave it for me.
This giveaway will end July 27th at midnight Central Time!
Thanks to everyone!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Chico Bag Review

Oh how much I love my Chico Bags!

Aren't they delicious?
 Chico Bags have seriously saved my life!
At this point in time I personally own a Vintage and a Vita Chico Bag and the Produce Stand collection.

The Vintage is an adorable brown polka dot polyester with a 97% recycled aluminum carabiner to hook onto you!
One of the most INCREDIBLE things about this bag????
It holds up to 40lbs of weight! My son weighs 22lbs and a gallon of milk weighs approximately 7lbs! They could both fit with room to spare! What a deal! Plus it is only $8.99!

I also have the purple Vita Chico Bag! It can scrunch down to 3.5" x 5" from a 19" x 15.5" bag!
It also holds 40 lbs!

I have already used the heck outta these things! I keep them right by my front door so I don't forget them!
One bag holds as much stuff as five Target bags! For me at least! Definitely impressive!
Everywhere I go people compliment me on them, and if they don't I tell them what they are and demonstrate how they work! I show them how they stuff into little pouches!
 Even my husband thought they were great!

I have one packed right now, sitting by my front door as a tornado bag as a matter of fact!
 (Big storms are brewing in Central Texas)
You can never be too ready!
 Thank you Becca, You are an amazing lady! You never cease to amazing me!
 Chico Bags are a must have accessory for every season! You can always find one to match any outfit!
Go check out their new, Produce Stand line!
Oh, did I mention they are earth friendly????

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Barley and Birch Giveaway

I love it when my little man is soft and cozy!
If he is saving the planet at the same time, that's even better!
I am so excited that my first giveaway over here is going to be for one of the cutest companies I ever seen!
Barley and Birch

I am always searching the Internet for companies that are natural, organic and just all around great for my dear Mother Earth. This one was easy to come by! It was on my good friend, Danielle's blog!
Getting Kinda Crunchy
She did a review as well!
I sadly enough cannot get graphics right now, because they are making their site bigger and better than ever! They are going to have an online parenting community called, "The Front Porch". I can't wait to see what they come up with, with that! If you want to be a blogger for that, just email them!

Kyle, a law student, decided that she wanted moms ( and dads) to have their children have the best clothes possible. So was born Barley and Birch!
This little company packs a BIG punch!
Everything is carbon neutral.
Definition of Carbon Neutral
EVERYTHING from the paper they write on, to the clothing on your children's backs is in someway great for our environment!
The children's line is 100% organic cotton!
The ink is water based!
The paper that they use (if needed) is 100% post-consumer recycled!
Everything is done in the great United States of America so they don't pollute our air with emissions by shipping everything over seas!
Tell me that isn't smart thinking!!
Oh and to top it ALL of, they donate 15% of all their profits to organizations all over the world!
Do you now know why I am in L-O-V-E with this company?

These are just a few videos about organic cotton, these people are not associated with Barley and Birch. However, maybe it will open your eyes to how much safer organic cotton is for our Earth and you!

Now an opportunity for you!
Barley and Birch is allowing me to giveaway one item of clothing to a lucky winner!

TO WIN!Please go to
download their new spring line and tell me what your favorite piece is!
Mine is the bear eating Sushi!
You must leave me your email address!
(I would love more followers as well!!!)

To get an extra entry each you may
-Follow Barley and Birch on Facebook
-Follow Barley and Birch on Twitter
-Follow me on Google Connect
-Follow me on Twitter
-Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link!

This giveaway will be up for a month, ending July 12
at midnight, central standard time!