Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blogger Men Tell All

Today, I am showing you the man behind the blogger with and participating in the Blogger Men Tell All link-up. Always love to see Brian's responses to the questions. This time he was quite mild with his answers.

1. What is your favorite memory with your blogger? Too many to choose from.  Our engagement, our wedding, when we brought Lily home and the day she finally said "yes" to go out with me. 

All wonderful moments. Chosen well. Hard to believe we are coming up on 9 years together. Whoa!

2. What is her best quality?  She's the  caring person I know.  She always puts her friends and family first before herself.

3. What is something the two of you enjoy doing together?  Watching super hero movies.  It's amazing how much we have in common.  

A+ for the PG response.

4. What is your favorite post of hers that she has ever written?  Probably the one about how awesome and handsome I am.  Oh wait, the post doesn't exist?  Maybe there should be one ;)

Wait for it......

5. How much time do you think your blogger puts into blogging each week? (And what are you normally up to when she’s blogging?)  All day, everyday.  I keep myself busy doing manly things. 

 All day, everyday is my dream. 

And there you have the man behind the blogger, folks.

Becoming Adorrable

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Friday, January 23, 2015

My 5 Biggest Bad Habits

Everyone has a few bad habits they might pick up in their lives. Some they might acquire over the years. Mine are a little bit of both.

1. Watching too much Netflix, TV

I'm not talking about lazy days off. We all know its acceptable to have a good Netflix binge those days. I am talking about nights, weekends and filling all our extra time with TV. It leaves rooms unorganized and cleaning pushed back. If I am able to watch less TV nights after work, I wouldn't have to clean on weekends.

2. Not putting things away

I use it. And leave it. I am getting better with this but it's still a bad habit. If I didn't do this, our place would be a lot easier to clean. Everything would already be back in it's spot so it would just be the daily/weekly maintenance. This is a habit I have to kick before kids. How can I tell them to put their toys away when I don't even do it?

3. Thinking about the worst scenario, worrying myself

In every situation, I overthink and find little things that could wrong. I worry myself about the situation before even being in it. It can make for a lot of worry and stress.

4. Oversleeping

That snooze button though. My weekends tend to go too fast when I oversleep. If I was up earlier, I could be more productive and get more down around the hose on weekends.

5.Not listening

I sometimes find myself listening to someone but then realize I didn't hear everything they said. I am not sure when I picked this bad habit up but I have noticed it a lot more recently. Especially in my marriage, I HAVE to work on this one. 

The first step is admitting, right? What are your bad habits?

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

InstaNatural Argan Oil

Growing up, my mom introduced us to all natural beauty products and hair care. She subscribed to a few all natural product subscriptions. She swore by tea tree oil for its many medical benefits. The smell always deterred me from its benefits.

Since those days, I have always been on the look out for new all natural beauty remedies. If I can get an oil or something from nature to improve my hair, skin, etc. I want to try it. Then I heard about this.

Argan Oil. 

Argan oil is pressed from the nut of the fruit of the Argan Tree, which is only found in Morocco. The argan tree lives to be about 150 to 200 years old and does not start producing the fruit until it is 30 to 50 years old. Because the tree is found only in a limited area, the oil itself is quite rare.
It has many benefits that make it the best thing to have in your medicine cabinet. -Skincare.com

Hair Care

Put a few drops of Argan Oil into the ends of your hair after drying to combat frizz. Or smooth through hair while damp for moisturizing benefits. InstaNatural has taken it the extra step and made their own hair mask made with Argan Oil. It was great to use on my hair and you can use it daily as a conditioner to get the most benefits. And you can't beat how great it will make your hair smell.

Problem Skin

If you suffer from adult acne, this is the product for you. It has great benefits to fix problem skin by reducing inflammation. It's a better option than pricier lotions and using salicylic acid. Argan Oil is also beneficial to combat the winter skin blues by using as a daily body moisturizer. InstaNatural has a convenient bottle of Argan Oil to allow you to use as scrubs, in your hair or skin.


This is one of my favorite ways to use Argan Oil, as an oil based lotion. I have always suffered from terrible dry, cracked skin on my hands in the winter. Without having to put on lotion many times a day, I just rub Argan Oil once in the morning. I have definitely seen an improvement in the condition of my skin this winter.

InstaNatural carries a whole line of natural skin care products as well as hair & body products. They are all priced just right especially for Organic products. They can be ordered through their website or through Amazon.

Have you tried Argan Oil before? What are your favorite all natural beauty methods?

I was fortunate to receive Argan Oil Hair Mask and Argan Oil from BrandBacker to test. Opinions are all my own.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

10 Things Worse Than Not Having a Car

Late in the evening of January 7th, my car admitted its defeat. It was 11 years old and livedba good life. Its ultimate demise was a little squirrel chewing up its insides. In order to recover from this, I would have to put more into than the car is worth. Not happening.

So right now, we are sharing one car. The husband drops me off and picks me up for work everyday. We work out a schedule if I need to use it and we are pretty much attached when it comes to going places. Having had a car since I was 16 kind of puts a damper on my independent self.  But at the end of the day, there are worse things. 

Getting in shape again
My lungs. My legs. My arms. I'm hungry and want to eat everything. When will it be over? Also, why didn't I listen when everyone told me my metabolism would slow down? Because it's a true fact.

Chad Michael Murray being married
And having a kid. WHATTTT?! I can't even wrap my head around this information.

The $2.5 million dollar inheritance emails
Somehow they always sneak pass the spam filter and I end up reading them. I can't even deny I wish it was really true. Old, rich lady from England, if you are out there and want to give me your millions, I'm ready.

No Spend February is coming up fast 
I am having night sweats about this already. And the feeling I need to buy all the things before I can't anymore. Will I even survive this?

Car Shopping
Having to shop for a car is very grown up. It's all about what you don't tell the salesman and see what they can do for you. Problem is, I am a bad liar and tend to just talk and say what I shouldn't. Buying or leasing? AWD or 4WD? Head spinning.

Being out of wine
Just why? Why should this ever happen? There is no way the house is getting cleaned now.

Having to see Jillian's blacked out booty so much on The Bachelor

Someone needs to get that girl some proper pants and tell her it's proper to cover up both front and back lady parts.

KFC for dinner
It was a craving. Probably because I've been eating fairly healthy and my body was like, Hey, what's up? So I ate a piece and immediately felt the grease coat my arteries. Ick.

The bathroom fan
My equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. It's 2015, isn't there a better option to vent out the bathroom yet?

Remembering the last time you didn't drive for this long you were in Hawaii
Then, you miss Hawaii and want all the Mai Tais and warm Pacific sun. Plus, you were skinny then.

What would be worse for you if you were without something you were used to having? Any car buying tips?

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