My heart is not my own

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My heart is not my own
I realized something over the weekend while I was unplugged. Which I completely enjoyed. I realized as I watched my little boys play. As I listened to Kage ask me to take another picture of him. As Jay told me stories that had me laughing and realizing just how much he is growing. Just how much I love him completely. 
Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My heart is not my own
I realized something as I lay in bed with my husband, I ran my hands over his stomach, up his chest and onto his face, as he smiled at me and I asked him, “Can you feel how much I love you when I touch you like this?” It was that soft gentle touch that I gave him, that I could feel all the love I had for him pumping through my veins, and I wanted desperately for him to feel that love & I wanted to know if he felt what I felt & when he told me he did my heart became even fuller. 
Live.Laugh.L0ve. // My heart is not my own
I realized something as I laid on the couch with Kage laying on my back, his little hands running through the ends of my hair over and over again. The two little kisses he gave me on each cheek. I thought my heart was going to burst. 
I realized something as I took the time to let my heart feel amazing amounts of love this weekend that my heart is not my own. My heart walks around outside of my body. My heart is my husbands and those two sweet little boys we created together. 
I realized that my heart was lost forever in these three beautiful people in my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.


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Taking a day to unplug + a little news + my husband is so sweet

Happy Saturday loves. How was your Friday? Any fun plans for today? We have a packed Saturday around here and I am actually looking forward to it. I am going to do a little unplugging after I get some work done today so I can get some things done around my house. The fridge needs to be cleaned out like yesterday or last month but who’s keeping track? #apparentlynotme 
{The magnets before we painted them}
The backyard needs a good mowing, the bathrooms need to be scrubbed and some closets need to do be de-cluttered. I also have decorations to make for a baby shower + birthday coming at the end of this month. I want to take the boys to the park and do a few activities with them. So, as you can see. I need a day to unplug. The boys & I also did a fun little activity creating our own magnets and painting them! I will be investing in more of these kits.
{The boys having so much fun painting the magnets}
I wanted to let yall know that the Husbands Need Love too linkup is coming up on the 15th & the prompt this month is Record a Vlog with your hubs. You don’t have to do this but I figured it would be something fun and new! My new permanent co-host for this linkup is the wonderful Kristina and I am happy to have her apart of this linkup. If you would like to co-host with us one month please email me –
{The finished magnets that will be hung on the fridge!}
I joined in on this wonderful instagram {user name @c_livelaughl0ve} challenge called 30 days of thanks. Maybe you have seen it? It reminds me to count my blessings everyday and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time when life is a little crazy.

{Reading jay his bible}

 {These earrings came in the mail yesterday from Mama Marchrand’s Nest shop & I adore them!}

I even had a little breakdown and cried on Thursday night and had a chat with my husband. Sometimes life can be stressful and I have a tendency to hold everything in until it has to come out. Needless to say, he texted me yesterday while he was at work at asked if he could take me shopping to buy a new outfit & asked when I asked him what the occasion was – he told me it was because he loved me and appreciated everything I do.

{Yay for red leggings!}
That man melts my heart I tell ya.


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God gave me Sunday

Happy Tuesday yall. How was everyone’s weekend + Monday? If you didn’t notice {which you probably didn’t if you don’t follow me on Facebook + Twitter where I was MIA alot.} I took a little vacay Saturday-Monday and so did Hubs. It was so incredibly nice. On Saturday Hubs finished fixing my jeep so fate is now up and running and 100% legal and I am so happy! Needless to say, we ran a ton of errands on Saturday and we were gone almost all day. Only home long enough to take a nap + have some play time.

Sunday, Hubs and I celebrated our Anniversary a day early. We went to six flags and it was so much fun. I can honestly say, that God gave us Sunday. Specifically, he gave me Sunday. Unplugged, not paying attention to my phone, just enjoying the day with my husband. I say this because I noticed at one point while we were waiting in the line to ride the batman {I didn’t even notice before, shows you how much attention I was paying to my phone} that my phone had zero bars but my husbands did. I thought it was completely weird but I just shrugged and stuck it back in my pocket.

I didn’t realize until we were in the car to leave at 9PM that my phone was in airplane mode. Which mean I couldn’t receive calls, texts, emails, etc. I told my husband I think God did that. He unplugged me from my phone so I could just spend the entire day focusing on the man that has stood at my side for the past seven years & did I ever.

We laughed and we walked alot. We waited in lines that were 1 to 1 1/2 hours long and I screamed my head off as we rode the rides. Hubs even asked me why people scream on roller coasters. I told him for me, I just had to scream – there is so much fear + excitement inside of me on the roller coaster that the only way I can let it be free, is by screaming. This time of the year it is also freight fest at Six Flags – we went to two haunted houses.

I haven’t been that scared in a long time and by the time we were done with the first one, I thought my heart was going to explode out of my chest it was beating so fast. I screamed more times than I can count. I dug my nails into Hubs hand or arm – whatever I was holding and I laughed. I laughed everytime something scared me {after I screamed of course}. It was just a huge rush and I loved every second of it. We enjoyed lunch in my jeep. We took our shoes off, kicked back and grubbed out for a good hour before we went back in to enjoy more rides.

I wish there were more pictures to show yall. But I can’t say I didn’t enjoy acting as if my phone never existed, because I did enjoy that and our day was perfect.


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7 Years today

Seven years of life spent with this wonderful man.
No words can describe the happiness my heart feels.
Happy Anniversary Hubby, I love you.


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Happy Saturday + Life lately

Happy Saturday friends. I am so excited for today, please say a prayer that my jeep is 100% up and running. That would be so wonderful – if you missed my vlog yesterday, it has been two years sense I have had my own car. We have been a one car family for the past two years and if you have ever been a one car family, you know just how hard it can be after awhile. So, if my jeep is all ready to go today I am going to be jumping up and down.
Also, if you have been following me on Bloglovin – with the whole URL messing up and having to change it, I fnally got the new Bloglovin url fixed so please re-follow me through this link if you were following me with bloglovin before! Ty!

{Yummy Halloween donuts}

Life lately has been pretty busy. I have been trying to stay on top of keeping my house clean for once 90% of the time. {if you know me in person, you know that this is not my specialty} Working with my wonderful clients, blogging, spending time with my boys and my husband. I realized this week I took only a few pictures and that makes me sad. I love taking pictures and I need to remember to stop out of my busy day and capture those moments that I love to capture.

{Hubby installed this beautiful chandler that we got from my mom! Thanks momma!}

Friday, my mom came and got Jay for quite a while, so it was just Kage & I. I didn’t have too much I needed to do yesterday, so it was nice just to have some time after I got done working to spend time with my little baby, who I’m realizing more and more everyday is not a baby anymore. We enjoyed play time, a yummy lunch of Domino’s pizza & a small nap – which later turned into a long nap for Kage.

{Jay doing his favorite thing ever, playing with trains // Kage getting up close and personal with some big trucks/cars}

{Kage wearing daddy’s shirt and waiting patiently for the food to arrive // Yummy bread bowl pasta}

Today will be sent doing laundry. Going for a walk with my little’s and soaking up time with my boys. I won’t lie, as much as it is a huge blessing that my mom watches them twice a week for me – it’s also really hard. I love it and I hate it at the same time because those are hours I won’t get back with them, it is time away from them. But they love it and I won’t take that away from them and it does help me so much.

I wanted to let yall know that I am apart of Katlyn’s giveaway today. She is so sweet and completely wonderful. She is helping me out with Embrace Your Life and I can’t thank her enough. So please, enter her  October Sponsor Group giveaway below + show her some love!

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Husbands need love too link up #2

I am so excited for this month’s link up. I have some wonderful ladies who are co-hosting with me this month & I hope you show them some love!

Today. Because I already wrote Hubs a mushy letter & wished him a funny happy birthday. Today, I am going to tell you 26 {which is how old he turned on Thursday} reasons why I love him.

#1 – I love that he is one of the most hardest working guys I know, that he has been working hard for his family sense we had Jay and I am so thankful for that.
#2 – I love that even when I am being a totally bish, that he finds it in his heart to forgive me.
#3 - I love that he is a wonderful father.
#4 – I love that he takes the time to sit and talk with our boys and bond with them.
#5 – I love that he is one hell of a cook when it comes to grilling, because I love a good grilled burger, steak, or pork chops! #heknowsthewaytomyheart
#6 – I love the color of his eyes. They are this absolutely beautiful green that turn darker or lighter depending on his mood and sometimes they even turn a shade of blue.
#7 – I love this little side smirk he does. I think it looks incredibly sexy.
#8 – I love that he can turn into super dad/husband in the blink of an eye. When I am sick or feeling down he takes care of the kids and the house and dinner.
#9 – I love his sense of humor. It’s all kinds of wrong but it’s hilarious.
#10 – I love that he knows exactly how to make me laugh no matter what kind of mood I am in.
#11 – I love that he is sarcastic.
#12 – I love the way he smells when he just gets out of the shower. It makes my mouth water. #tmi? :)
#13 – I love that he is a good son to his mother.
#14 – I love how he can be extremely romantic.
#15 – I love that he will disagree with me, because when we are constantly agreeing about something it just gets annoying.
#16 – I love that he is strong. Not just physically, but emotionally. He is the opposite of me in that department and it works perfect.
#17 – I love that he knows how to work on cars.
#18 – I love his smile.

#19 – I love how he knows the perfect way to hold me.
#20 – I love his kisses.
#21 – I love how smart he is.
#22 – I love how he takes the time to tell me what kind of day he had at work.
#23 – I love that he appreciates everything I do for him and the boys.
#24 – I love his laugh.
#25 – I love the look he gets in his eyes when he looks at me and tells me he loves me.
#26 – I love that after almost 7 years, he is still the amazing man I fell in love with.

- Husbands need love too is a way to show our husbands how much we love them by spotlighting them on our blog! So, the post must be to your husband, about him, from him, a vlog of yall together. Something that highlights your love for him. :)
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5 days of being sick.. so over it.

{The boys looking out the front door}

The past week has seemed absolutely crazy. After my sister in law’s wedding on Sunday, we wound up going over to Hubby’s parents house to visit with family and by the time we got home I was extremely ready to crash. On Monday morning, Kage had this awful cough along with some form of gross liquid dripping from his nose. {Seriously y’all  I can’t stand snot – I don’t care how long I have been a mother, I will never like it.} Anways, Monday night rolls around and guess who is starting to feel like shiz? Yep, this momma.

{A little late night reading}

Whatev. Take meds. go to sleep. Wake up all better right? WRONG!!
I wake up to Kage even sicker.
Jay now sick.
& Me feeling like I got hit by a very fast moving train.
Fast forward and were going on 5 days now. 

{Super sick}

Insert taking care of two sick boys, attempting to clean my house, a feeble attempt to make dinner, trying to spend time with hubs, trying to stay on top of laundry, working my booottayyy off, you can forget taking care of myself. 

{Warm peppermint tea mixed with honey – it was so good and completely relaxing}

But to keep it real. I wish I could say I did all that, felt like crap and still managed to be superwoman. Instead my house is a mess. Laundry is clean but piling up needed to be put away/folded, I made dinner all of one time this week. So I only managed to accomplish taking care of the boys, working and spending time with the hubs and baking him a cake for his birthday and putting together a surprise basket for him.

{Hubby’s birthday basket}

I’m also so behind on reading blogs it’s not even funny. The only time I feel I have been sitting at the computer is to work and even that has been a challenge because all I have been wanting to do is lay down and sleep with my boys and get all their snuggles. Speaking of that, we did wind up taking a nap yesterday afternoon, how that happened I’m not sure but it was very much needed.

That’s it for five days. I feel like a horrible housewife right now, but there are just sometimes when I am sick that I just don’t do it all and I won’t and I can’t because my body is telling me to rest. I don’t always listen, but these past five days I have been slowing down a little. I’m ready to be over it now though. I’m ready for the boys & I to feel better and my house to get back in order. 

Let’s hope this weekend we feel better than we did this week.


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Happy Birthday Hubby

It seems every time your birthday rolls around.
Or father’s day.
I write some mushy gushy card, poem, post to let you know how much I love you.
& You expect it every year, because well I have done it for the past 7 years.
But this year – I’m changing it up.
I’m going to make you laugh – because I know how much you like a good joke. ;)

So, today Hubs – get ready to laughhh.

Haha the hubs nor I believe this for a second, but this was too funny not to put it on here.


Gotta love facebook. This makes me want to change my birthday on facebook to some random date and then confuse everyone when my wall gets blown up with happy birthday by being like.. “Ummm.. you guys..”


I do care hubs I promise. :)


Ha, I think I just died laughing.


I always tell hubs he is getting so old. {He is only 26} But I know he will get a laugh out of this one for that reason.


There you have it Hubs.
Happy Birthday you sexy man you!


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Dear Hubby

Dear Hubby,

Remember when we were in highschool and I used to write you letters all the time? I love how you have kept every single one. I love how you remember little things that I think most men wouldn’t, like last night how you put on a shirt that is starting to fit you again and said “Remember when you bought this for me?” I drew a blank because I buy you so many shirts, it wasn’t ringing a bell until you said, “You got this for me for my 21st birthday, when I was finally old enough to go to a bar.” I smiled so big. That’s right. You wore it on your 21st birthday too, when you went to the bar. I was pregnant with Jay but I went with you just to be there while you celebrated. I love that you remember things like that.

We have been together almost 7 years and we shared our very first slow dance at your sisters wedding. It took everything in me not to cry. I know you don’t like to dance and I know you did it for me and that touched a special place in my heart, one I will remember forever.

Hubby, I can’t believe we are celebrating 7 years next month. {5 years together, 2 years married}. There are days that it seems like just yesterday we were sitting outside my mom’s house, in your car and you said to me, “I don’t want to share you with anyone else, I want you to be mine. Will you go out with me?”
When I said yes, I didn’t know it was forever. But I am happy it is.

Thank you so much for being a man that I would be proud to watch our boys turn into. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being there for us. Thank you for working so hard for your family. Thank you for bieliving in me when I find it hard to believe in myself. Thank you for being a wonderful father. Thank you for encouraging me to live my dreams. Thank you for all that you do.

As we celebrate your birthday this week.
I hope you know how much we love and appreciate you.


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Yall – I actually smiled

If you have been following this little ol blog of mine for awhile, you know that I don’t smile. Well, let me rephrase that. I smile with my mouth closed or I smirk – I’m a epic smirker. & It’s not that I hate my teeth – I just happened to hate my actual smile. I don’t know why, I just do. But I have 3 pictures from this weekend where I am smiling. #canigetafistpump

The photo’s below are from the bridal shower. It was a lot of fun and she got so much stuff. Sorry there is no up close pictures of what she got – that would be there very definition of inappropriate – unlinke this one right? ;)

Now – let’s back track some to the rest of the week. Hubs took us out to dinner at Chili’s & yummmm. I got a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with enchilada soup. It was delicious!

I got to see a gorgeous sunset. #nofilter

I wanted everything on this page. #thehungergamesfanforever Speaking of that – now I want to re-read the series. I may do that after I type this post. #stillobsessed

This is me after not getting enough sleep after the bachlorette party & going to the bridal shower the next day & grocery shopping & taking care of my littles. So I’m exhausted but smiling because it was a great weekend.

See – me and smiling, we just don’t get along. I think it’s because I went so long without smiling due to needing to have some teeth fixed that I just forgot how to smile all together.

Kage seemed a little sick this morning – so he got to snuggle with daddy while I snuggled with Jay. It was such a relaxing time.

Afterwards I cleaned the entire house & Hubby did yard work {that’s why he is wearing a holey shirt} which resulted in him laying on the couch claiming he wasn’t going to fall asleep. I did inform him that he was full of crap and 2 minutes later he was asleep.

Last one – Kage’s eyelashes, I die. They are so perfect. Who am I kidding – so is he. #ilovehim

Tell me – how was your weekend?!

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