Sunday, November 15

happy birthday, my love

my hubby is 27 today. he's not here with me, but he knows i'm thinking about him. i'm always thinking about him. when people ask me about him being gone and how i'm dealing with 2 kids yada yada.. my first thought is uuuh your husband leaves overseas a week after your second child is born.. how would you be "handling" it? but instead i joke and say it's rough but i'm getting used to this single mom life (insert fake lol).. not really, though. falling asleep alone, waking up alone, taking care of two babies alone.. you don't get used to it. i'm great at handling it. and i can deal with it. but am i getting used to it? no. never. 

i can't wait to see him. i can't wait to watch him get to know our 3 month old baby girl. i can't wait to cook him dinner every night. i can't wait to start folding his clothes again. i can't wait to yell at him to pick up his dirty freaking underwear that he literally set down right next to the hamper. i can't wait to laugh with him. i can't wait to watch dreydan laugh with him. i can't wait to hug him and kiss him and... other things. 

i'm not sure i say it enough, but i'm so proud of him. we have this crazy, unconventional life that for some reason just works. i love our journey & our story. his love for football has led us here and his passion is something i look up to. plus, it's kinda sexy.

and because he's coming home very shortly.. we saved his gift to give him in person rather than sending it overseas. dreydan picked it out all on his own. he saw it from across the store and bee lined right to it. he held it in his hands so tight, smiling so wide and said mom we hafta get this! daddy is gonna love this for his birthday. and he's sooo right. he is going to love it.

happy birthday, my love. i can't wait to have you home.

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Wednesday, November 4

green scene mom: fall giveaway!

I am very excited to help announce the 2015 Fall Green Scene Mom Award Winners, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation, and bring you an awesome giveaway featuring some of the award-winning products! Check out all the great award-winning gear below!
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - Mommy Scene

Discovery Boxes

Prize: 1 Discovery Box, choose from Ocean Exploration, Rainforest, or Butterfly Garden
These fun sensory Discovery Boxes from Revelae Kids will introduce kids to a magical world of realistic looking animals & creatures, sparkling gems & crystals, and colorful plants & flowers. Kids will enjoy hours of imaginative play; scooping, collecting, and sorting the hidden treasures within each box. Award Details
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - Discovery Boxes - Mommy Scene

Fiddlediddles LullaBelay

Prize: LullaBelay Car Seat Strap & Cover
LullaBelay is the first and only adjustable strap system that safely secures an infant car seat to a shopping cart. LullaBelay allows parents to have worry-free & hands-free shopping experience! Even for those who exclusively baby wear, LullaBelay can give a helping hand. On days of inclement weather or if baby is sleeping, bring baby into the store in their infant carrier, attach the carrier to the cart with LullaBelay, then baby wear. With LullaBelay the carrier is out of the way and cart is entirely open. LullaBelay comes with the adjustable strap system with hardware, protective cover with zippered access to baby, and a small bag to store it all in. LullaBelay is CPSIA certified and is made with eco-friendly materials. Shop safe, shop happy! Award Details
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - Fiddlediddles LullaBelay - Mommy Scene

Soft Skin Co.

Prize: Stretch Softly Stretch Mark Prevention Set
Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy is taken to an entirely new level with the Stretch Softly Stretch Mark Prevention System. Made from a special fabric designed to keep moisture on your skin rather than on your clothing. After applying our (good-enough-to-eat) all natural oil to your pregnant belly and bum, slip on the comfortable, lightweight tank top and shorts to keep the moisture on your skin as an ultra deep moisturizing treatment. Wear them for a few hours after a bath or overnight. It will keep your skin completely moisturized until you take them off and your skin will feel incredible! Award Details
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway -  Stretch Softly - Mommy Scene


Prize: Pello Luxe Floor Pillow - Organic Hayden
Designed by a mom for a well-loved baby, Pello is a luxe floor pillow that goes beyond the standard play mat, positioning pillow, or baby gym. The pello provides comfort and support, promotes muscle development, and encourages independent play. Pello is unique because it meets a child's ever-changing needs. The pello's distinctive donut shape, with the raised edges and soft, padded center, has several benefits at all stages of a child's life. Award Details
  • Babies feel cuddled in the soft center.
  • Babies with acid reflux experience less discomfort because they are laying at an angle, not flat on a floor blanket.
  • As a baby gets stronger and tries to sit up, his/her head is protected no matter which way they fall because of the circle design.
  • This is a perfect pillow for tummy time.
  • The organic Hayden Pello is washable and made of 100% organic cotton fabrics.
  • The two handles make it easy to take anywhere, anytime. Just fold it in half like a taco and go!
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards - My Pello floor pillow - Mommy Scene

Leaf Therapeutic

Prize: Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion - Mommy Scene
Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion was developed by a mom who used ingredients that are hydrating and healing for damaged skin, without using toxic preservatives. Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion uses natural and safe (and expensive!) fermented radish root and goldenseal extract. It is safe enough to use on babies and although this lotion was specially designed for people with eczema and other dry skin conditions, it works great on normal skin, too! Best of all, it has an extremely low toxicity rating on the Environmental Working Group website. If you are looking for an ultra-hydrating, hypoallergenic, unscented lotion, this is the lotion for you! Award Details

Buttons Diapers

Prize: 1 diaper cover and 3 microfiber daytime inserts
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - Buttons Cloth Diapers - Mommy Scene
Buttons Diapers make adorable cloth diapers in a wide range prints and solids, using a 2-in-1 system of cover and snap-in insert. They recently launched several new diaper cover prints and solid colors, including a darling fox print called "Sherwood", a striking navy blue "Ahoy", and "Sunshine" yellow. Buttons' day time and night time inserts snap into these covers for a universal fit for babies 6 to 35 lbs. Award Details


Prize: Liliputi 3-in-1 Babywearing and Maternity Mama Coat
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - Liliputi Babywearing and Maternity Mama Coat - Mommy Scene
The Liliputi Babywearing and Maternity Mama Coat is trendy and practical, especially for easily keeping your baby cozy during the colder months. You can wear it without a baby or with the babywearing insert for front and also back carry. With an extra pregnancy insert you can also use it while you are expecting your little one providing with warmth and protection from the very beginning. The SoftShell fabric resists moisture and provides effective breath-ability and windproof protection. It's comfortable, convenient and pretty in any case. Its sleek design is sporty and elegant at the same time, therefore the coat it's ideal for all occasions. Its vibrant colors lighten up the darkest winter. The Liliputi Mama Coat matches all the style lines of the Liliputi carriers and bags collections, but it does not really matter which carrier you pick, it is bound to work. Award Details

Sudsy Dough

Prize: 2 tubs of Sudsy Dough moldable bath soap, 12 ounces each
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - Sudsy Dough - Mommy Scene
Sudsy Dough is a interactive bath toy that doubles as a moldable scented dough and a cleansing sensory soap! Sudsy Dough was created by a mom to make bath time fun for her own daughter. Kids can squeeze and squish Sudsy Dough in the bath, rub it on as a cleansing body wash, or take it outside the tub and make custom shapes that will dry into soaps. Each ball also has a surprise bath toy hidden inside! Award Details


Prize: Pink Eco-Teether Crib Rail Cover & Toys
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - BabeeTalk's Eco-Teether Crib Rail Cover - Mommy Scene
BabeeTalk's Eco-Teether Crib Rail Cover helps prevent baby from chewing on the crib rail and features a classic design that accents any nursery style. The exclusive, patented design was created by a mom of three for well-informed, eco-chic parents and chew happy babies looking for a safe, comforting way to teethe. Award Details


Prize: sigikid Organic Sheep Rattle
Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - sigikid Organic Sheep Rattle - Mommy Scene
sigikid's soft grasp sheep rattle encourages babies to grab things and explore the world around them. It's easily grasped by little hands and the soft rattling sound inside is perfect for sensory play. Made of organic cotton and filled with lambswool, this sweet rattle is great for all babies, even those with sensitive skin! The soft material is machine washable and hand-sewn together for long-lasting cuddling. Award Details

Enter to win these great prizes!

Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway - Mommy Scene
This contest is sponsored by Mommy Scene and is open to US entries. One winner will be chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the contest ends on Nov. 18th, 2015. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Friday, October 23

chuckle wiff meh

it's been awhile since i've posted some funnies. it's not just pinterest you find funny things on anymore though! dedicated instagram accounts with the funniest shiz are getting so popular! and i love it. i'm not a huge vine, twitter or tumblr fan so i probably have only skimmed the surface but whatever. 

the other night i was looking through all my giggles board on pinterest and i was dying! first of all, people are so funny. i wish i was funny enough to make an ecard or picture online worthy. second of all, my humor is something else. i lay in bed with tears of laughter most nights haha. i sent some to tyler and i could just picture him shaking his head as he was picturing me busting up at arnold memes.

which one is your fave? 

disclosure.. i'm from utah
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Monday, October 12

hee haws pumpkin patch

dreydan had a field trip with his preschool last week to a local pumpkin patch. i tagged along with a couple other moms & my sister in law. it'd seriously been years since i'd been to this place and i forgot how fun & cute it is. because we went during the day, it was very mellow, quiet, open.. we basically had the place to ourselves and it was awesome.

we took a hayride, snuggled some baby rabbits, hopped in a corral with goats and chickens and fed them from our hands, spent most of our time on the huge slide and in their corn box & then we picked out pumpkins before leaving. baby girl slept most of the time, but towards the end wanted in on the action. so i pulled her tiny body out of her stroller and loved on her little lips. my perfect baby.

it was such a good afternoon and i'm glad i decided to go! and i'm glad i made my sister in law and nephew come with! nothing like ditching your class to do something fun with another class ha.. 

also.. to the mom with high heels and the top bun i saw as we were getting ready to head out.. if you're reading this.. please tell me your instagram name so i can see which selfie (or two) you chose to post out of the 64,652 you took by the pumpkin sign. did you get the angle you were looking for? what filter did you end up with? your hair looked fine to me but i know internally you were struggling with it. your youngest was pretty impatient with you, did he finally succumb to your narcissism and wait while you got your perfect shot? i really hope so. anyways, let me know!
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