Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Wild Crazy Life in '13!

I am sure that some of you have missed me of late, and that would be because I really haven't posted in a couple of weeks.  It wasn't planned, really.  It started off as what I thought was a case of food poisoning from eating out, but turned out to be a virus. While sick as a dog, I had to clean my whole house while Dear Husband worked to prepare for round one of visitors who insisted on coming to "help me"  visit even though I nicely asked for a rain check!

By the time the stomach ailment portion of this wonderful gift had left and the fever, chills, aches, pains and chest congestion/asthma flair up had set in, I had a house full of guests for 3 days.  Add to this I had to travel 12 hours in a span of 3 days (yes, the guests rode along for giggles), followed by cleaning my now filthy house, resting for 1/2 of a day, and round two of guests showed up.  Thankfully, I was feeling much better by now, just my asthma refusing to simmer down, and I was able to enjoy round two much more than expected!


Why did I tell you all of this?  Because I learned something!  I learned that even though I was busier in my actual life than I have been in months, I was reminded how important family is!

I have spent a lot of time thinking about my blog, and how I want it to progress in 2013.  My conclusion?  I will be blogging, but likely doing fewer reviews and giveaways.  I will still do them, but I will be more selective, and not doing as much work.  I really miss mommy/cooking blogging.  Don't get me wrong, I truly love and get a lot of joy out of hosting giveaways.  However, I want to have time to also write about things that I love such as my recipes or children, so I am going to be "getting back to the basics" more.

I truly hope I don't lose readers because of this since each of you are responsible for the success of my blog.  I just want to be able to have time to blog about various things, great products included, but not have reviews/giveaways take over my life/blog.

It's amazing that I haven't once had to tell my kids to "hold on" because Mama's working in the last two weeks, and that nagging guilt or stress to get it all done in a day hasn't been present.  I officially say goodbye to the stress knot in my chest and say hello to more fun family times!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Give your Family Decals a Makeover for the New Year with Vinyl Disorder!

I admit it.  That's right, I am one of those people that laugh when I see things like honor roll stickers, number one parent, and those picture perfect family portrait stickers people show in the back of their window or on the back of the car.   I'm going to be as honest as I can be when I say that up until a month ago I wouldn't have been caught with family stickers on the back of my car.

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What changed?  Vinyl Disorder came into my life, and I am now the proud owner of a set of family stickers for the back of my car.  Mind you, mine are 9mm guns instead of Suzy-home maker and her "always clean and obedient" children, but mine fit our family so much more accurately!

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I was able to select from a wide assortment from Star Wars, aliens, bikers, anarchy, and so many more.  However, the minute my husband and I saw the guns, we were sold on this company!  I love how easy they were to put on.  I just had to clean the window, take the backing off the sheet of guns, and apply. Viola!  I am making my own car fashion statement about our family, and I know that few cars will look just like ours!

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Never fear, for those of you who prefer a more vanilla sticker family, Vinyl Disorder also offers things like Christian Fish, Shamrocks, Beach Feet, Fishing Lures, Horses, and so much more!  

I know you are wanting a set for your own now, so head on over to the Vinyl Disorder website and find the set that just screams "this is my family!"  For all my Social Media mavens, you can Like or Follow them, too!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.