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Monday, November 14, 2016

Gender reveal parties are a huge deal these deals and I'd be remissed to say, I had really wanted one to reveal the gender of our baby. Complete with confetti.

Circumstances didn't allow but I think we did ok with our reveal.

We actually found out the gender at our 15 week appointment. I had to do some genetic counseling so we had the added bonus of an extra ultrasound to check on the little babe! 

Ultrasound tech" did you want to know the gender today?" 

Uh, what?! 

Me and Brian looked at each other and I just said uh idk do you have like a card or something to put it on?" 

So there we were. A card held the gender of our baby. A card that would tell me teenage boy or teenage girl. Princesses or superheroes. And honestly, I wasn't ready to know. Call me crazy, I know! 

We waited a few weeks to figure out how to open that envelope. I wanted something special when we opened the envelope so we decided to have a beach day. It wasn't a hot day so the perfect day. We walked to a secluded area with our envelope, made our guesses. I knew boy, Brian guessed girl, and we opened it.


Fun story about this. I was trying to get a cute sand picture of the announcement and boy written that I wasn't even paying to the waves. They washed up, I quickly held up the card, leaving my phone to get washed over with water and sand along with our other belongings. 

Somehow the phone made it through and so did the card. Winning already at this mom thing clearly.

Once we found out, I ordered our scratch off cards to send out. Aren't these adorable?

Then, we also made a social media announcement photo with our first little baby. She was the perfect model. 

I'm gunna be a boy mom!!

Spilling the Baby Beans!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Like every other woman with a Pinterest, I had ideas of how we would announce our news. Wine, Lily involved, cards somehow. So many ideas. Then, when the time comes you are so overwhelmed with oh boy, there's a baby in there. Or brb I have to go chug some ginger for my nausea, that these ideas can slip away slowly...

I loved the idea of a custom wine label and knew I wanted to incorporate that some way in our news. Go me for actually sticking to this one. Couldn't have been happier with how they turned out.

As much as we wanted to hand them out to all friends and family, we kept it to some family and friends to break the news or enhance the news. I will be more than ready to collect a glass of wine from these babies in a few months.

For our families, we told them Fathers Day weekend. I got my dad a coffee cup saying Grandpa. Wish I caught his face a little bit better. But it was a "really?..." Big grin kind of moment. 

And my father in law got a picture frame that said Grandpa. As you can see, big grin, shock.

I really wanted to try to tell as many people as we could in person or over FaceTime at least. But it turned out to be a little harder than expected. We were already at 14 weeks and couldn't hold the news in any longer so we had to compromise with Facetime

One of my favorites, even though I don't have a picture of it was telling my aunt and cousins. I started by saying "So we have some news.." And my cousin screams out, "You're having a baby!" My response, "well, yea we are." Then, telling my one uncle, "I thought so because you are wearing a dress.' Priceless and funny moments!

And for everyone that we couldn't see or Facetime, we were going to send out pregnancy announcement cards. Needless to say, nausea and exhaustion kind of squashed that plan so we just called all family or texted the picture to friends. Very millennial but we loved the photo! And it was of course our social media announcement. 

It was so fun to get to see or read every one's reaction to our news! And it made it even more real that we could finally talk about this little babe in my belly. 

Weekend Update

Monday, October 24, 2016

I always love being able to write about my weekends. Whether it was doing nothing but sitting on the couch or being out and about it was a nice way to remember even the littlest moments.

It also helped me take more pictures as I felt some sort of pressure to show you even my Sunday coffee. 

This weekend was a birthday weekend celebrating this girl turning five. I can remember visiting her when she was oh so tiny. 

Oh and baby Moy got his first party favor meant just for him. How adorable! 

Stole some fall pics too 

And I wouldn't be the only one still reeling from The Walking Dead right?? I haven't been keeping up with the last few seasons very much but since Brian's a huge fan and I know the characters, I wanted to see who it would be. 

I also remembered why I don't like this show. Like seriously with Glenn's eyeball? And the bashing of the head approximately 15 times?

What did you think of it? How was your weekend? 

A Whole Big Life Update

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Since it's been so long, I figured I would update what's been going on with us and in our lives. Lots of changes going on for sure.

A preview of what's to come?!

Oh hey, there's a baby cooking!

There will be plenty more updates on this coming soon. It's been an exciting, fun time throughout this pregnancy and getting ready for baby!

House hunting. 
One word. Exhausting. We have been at it for months. Came close a few times but nothing settled down. It's out there. It has to be.

The place we currently rent is for sale. 
So that's fun. 

Celebrated three years of marriage! 
Where does the time go? We went to Myrtle Beach for an extended weekend. Little did we know when we planned it, there would be a bun in the oven. And no fun cocktails. Whomp Whomp.

I've been to Vegas, Myrtle Beach and Chicago. For work. And this baby has been there for them all. 

Still have my Etsy shop. 
The little project is holding its own and I still have some time to enjoy making them! 

Lily is on a weight loss diet. 
Just another girl who has to watch her weight even if we like her "fluffiness."

And that's about it I think. I am so glad to be back here and documenting memories as we go!

BIG News

Sunday, September 18, 2016

 In case you haven't heard, Baby Moy will be making its arrival sometime around the middle of January!! 

We are excited, overwhelmed and so happy! The emotions go all over the place some days, especially for this pregnant gal. 

I was about 5 weeks pregnant when I took that important test. I had waited a few days after I was expecting my monthly friend because my cycle had been a little off ever since I got a nice cortisone shot in my knee. So I didn't want to get my hopes up just yet. BUT that test that morning was very obvious. PREGNANT. 

I had to go through work m, ran to the store to get another test just to be super sure I was indeed pregnant and get a cute little pair of baby shoes for husband. 

It was basketball lottery day, if you know my husband it's like almost Christmas. He asked if he could go out and watch it. 

My response," Um. I'd rather you not." 

Took that test one more time just to be certain. Threw it in a nice box, baby shoes included and brought it out for my husband. 

Ahhh we're having a baby!!!!

Stay tuned as I (very delayed) update you on everything going on! 

Welcome to the New and Improved!

Welcome to "The Moy Life." 

After much thinking, I realized I wanted to bring this blog back to life. It's clearly an exciting time for me right now {maybe you already heard...} and I wanted to document it all here. 

I had those thoughts a few months ago.. Then we are here. I finally finished the design enough to get going. I feel like this name is more of a fit. I write about my life, our life, and anything that might come to mind. Bare with me as I get the domain fixed, my socials caught up, and the pages all fixed. 

It's a refresh. It's a breath of fresh air. I'll be doing loads of updates in the next few days for anyone that's still out there. And even if no one reads, it's ok :) 

Happy Sunday! 

Back in Action!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

So. The elephant in the room. To maybe a handful of you that might actually be reading this and care...

I kind of disappeared for almost 5 months. Wow. 5 months.

It was time. I was ready for a break. I just didn't know it would be a total break. And sitting down here again feels new, fresh. Which is exactly what I needed from the break I took.

I became too wrapped up in "Blogging to Get Paid" or "Quitting my Job to Blog."
Still very real dreams of mine but they overshadowed the authenticity of this blog so much I was losing my way. It was a chore to sit and write.

Was I saying the right things? Would people read this? How many followers did I gain from it?
It was exhausting. I was exhausted.

All I wanted from this blog in the beginning was to write. About me. About my life. About my feelings. Connect with people. Influence people. I want to go back there.

So welcome to this new space and bare with me as I do some tinkering and dust off the blogging cobwebs! 


Weekend Things

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The one thing I always loved about this space was the memories. I can write feelings in the moment. I can write about what's happening, even the little things. I always loved my weekend recaps that I could look back on. 

Friday night.

Take out and lazy bums on the couch. Indulged in a glass of wine which is rare these days. It was a long week of my husband being gone and let's be serious, most Fridays we stay nice and cozy now. Nothing out of the norm.


Dolled ourselves up a little to enjoy some all you can eat sushi with friends.

I love me some California and Spicy Tuna rolls. I know, getting crazy with my sushi. Also, Vegetable Udon. Yum. We hung out with friends we hardly get to see and enjoyed a few drinks.

Beehive bun day. 

Also the laziest day of the weekend. I gues how it's supposed to be. Did some grocery shopping. Grabbed a caramel machiatto, our grocery shopping favorite. I did my fair share of binge watching Parenthood. I know how the series ends but I still am not sure I am prepared for it. I pretty much cried through my Sunday at this show.

And that's the end of the weekend. Very sad. 

How was your weekend? 


It's a Good Friday

Friday, March 25, 2016

I am not sure what made me come to this space today when I have become noticeably absent. But today, I feel like I need to talk about today. What it is. What it means to me. Good Friday.

I have talked a few times about exploring my faith for some time. The past 6 months have been challenging months. Also, the reason for my absence. I watched my grandmother lose her battle with cancer. I had my own  scare with that word. Battling some sort of disease/illness that doctor's just aren't sure about, developed TMJ thanks to anxiety/stress that was at an all time high and started a new job. Needless to say, I was looking for something more, I reached out to God.

Now before you go any further, I am new to scripture. There might be some bejumbled wording as I start to gain my footing in this new area. My interpretations might be off or something you aren't used to seeing. I am just using Bible Studies provided by SheReads Truth. I know I have to get my butt to church. It's not stopping me from starting my relationship over with God.

I have loved the past 40 days of Lent. getting to really dive into this humbling time. It's especially amazing being able to read scripture during Holy Week. And now today, He sacrifices himself for our sins.

How incredible is that Jesus knew what his purpose was? He knew he was supposed to die for our sins. He gave the ultimate sacrifice. All the sins I have belong on that cross. That's why He made the ultimate sacrifice. The cross has made me flawless.

One of my favorite songs right now describes this perfectly.


Life Update in Pictures

Thursday, March 24, 2016

I've made the decision in the past few moments to give updates on my life through pictures. Hopefully on a weekly basis but we will see. Because after all, iPhone pictures really document everything. 

Me and my main girl, Lily. We take a classy selfie from time to time. 

I love Almond milk. I love almonds. I thought I would love this almond yogurt. I was wrong. I tried really hard but there's just something odd about it. 
My Etsy shop has had quite the momentum the past few weeks and I am so excited by it. This has been a shop favorite! 

Twice a week I have the joy to go to physical therapy. This day, I dressed up like college Krista where my physical therapist for the day guessed my age as 22. Why thanks! 

A little family brunch in Princeton. PJs Pancake house. As delicious as it sounds. I opted for the gluten free French toast. It's a new thing with me and gluten I'll explain sometime. 

My second business or third? Not really sure. I'm not out of my comfort zone fully but I'm getting there. I love our wraps and greens and eye cream. Seriously I wouldn't be able to sell stuff that didn't work. I don't lie well. It's a known fact. 

Now that I've caught you all up, I'll probably see you again in a week. Oh, and j am still blog name searching. Or wishing at this point. 

Any tips? 

What's in a {Blog} Name?

Monday, March 7, 2016

This space has had two names. Two names that described where I was with this blog and where it was going.

Life Somewhere in the Middle.

This will always hold a soft spot. It was long but it was my first blog name and where everything started. I am also proud of my homemade blog logo. Pat myself on the back for that one.

Classy & Sassy Mrs.

This was the name I chose a little over a two years ago. I was a newlywed-ish. I was starting a different part of my life and wanted to document it on this blog. It had fit.

For a little while. As you can see, I do not write about marriage all the time, it's more of a lifestyle blog. The Mrs. part of the title implies that. I am not a housewife. The dishwasher is not my friend and some nights I struggle to make dinner.

It's telling me that maybe the name is the problem. I need a name that describes this blog. It's a bit of all over theplace  sometimes. I want to write about marriage. I want to write about our lives. I want to write about my life. I want to write about grief. I want to write sassy posts that show off my opinion slightly.Who  knows, maybe one day I'll throw in a beauty post when I know how to contour right.

Basically, there is a lot in a blog name. It's a nerve wracking thing. There are ideas I have floating around. But choosing that name is huge. It's the direction of this blog. It's where this blog is going. It's a name I really want to brand and run with this blog.

Through taking the course, Quit Your Job to Blog, I realize a lot has to do with just the title of my blog. It affects my social media. It affects my SEO on google. Did I just start to hyperventilate?

There is so much that goes into choosing the name that it might be a little while before I'm back here full time. I need a refresh on this space. It needs to feel like mine again. 

How did you choose your blog name? 


A Babble of Words

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

I can't guarantee what's about to be written. The white space has become a little overwhelming for me lately.

Once I stepped back a little from the blog I thought I could jump back in, refreshed. That wasn't the case. It was more overwhelming for me to address the space that had become silent.

After a week, there was another week. I made an attempt at letting out my feelings last week, but never bothered to show back up the next few days. I'm losing inspiration. Or I'm just flourishing in other areas that this part of my life isn't what it used to be.

I joke that my new job actually makes me use my brain, but it's the truth. I'm using skills I haven't had to use since college. I'm learning so many new things in my new role that my brain is on overload. That leaves few less words ready to come out. And more glasses of wine, vegging on the couch after work.

Then there is my two businesses I am trying to make a success. My Etsy shop is slowly but surely taking off. I find I really enjoy making my framed ring holders and love that they are going to a new bride or a newly engaged woman. And my It Works business is something I am trying to really get the hang of. It requires a lot of my time and planning that I sometimes feel like I am falling behind on.

I told you I couldn't count on what was about to be written. I also can't guarantee what's happening with this space. Will it stick around? Maybe. Will it slowly fade out? Maybe.

Did you ever step back from your blog for a little bit to come back full fledged?


Seize the {Extra} Day

Monday, February 29, 2016

Today's leap day, know what that means? It's an extra day to seize opportunities, do something amazing.

I see it as an extra day we are given to do something spectacular, different, out of the norm. It does stink that it's on a Monday but looking past that, how cool is it? Every 4 years we are given a bonus day. I wish it was a day where calories weren't counted either. Now, wouldn't that be amazing?

It would be a shame to let this day go to waste. It's time to stop waiting for the right moment, it's making the moment of today count. And even if we were given the extra day to balance our daylight and the earth and etc...doesn't mean we can't use as our own bonus day!

And a Happy Birthday Sister!


Living with Pain

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Life lately has been through so many ups and downs. And I wish I could say I was exaggerating even the slightest.

Just like everyone else it's hard to have people understand what it's actually like to wake up in pain ever day. What it's like to not be able to chew food normally without pain. What it's like to be on a medicine schedule. What it's like to wake up to another ailment like your knee deciding it wants to not work again.

I wish I was exaggerating. I wish I could make it all go away. I was I could say I was making it all of it up. I wish some days that people understood. 

These are basically all my feelings

Bottom line: I can't help what people think. I can't help what people perceive. 

Do I wish I didn't want to just sit on my couch all the time? Of course. But going out physically hurts me. 

Do I wish I was nit spending my lunch break calling doctor after doctor? Of course. I have businesses to run! 

Do I wish I wasn't the crankier person ever some days? Of course. I want to laugh and eat crunchy food like every one else. 

Through all of this, I've come to realize is that no one can understand what I'm going through, what I'm feeling and that's ok. 

There comes a time when I'm worried about what people think when I cancel plans or what people are saying about me "complaining."

Worrying just makes it worse. I have to make sure I'm ok. Make sure I'm taking care of me. The people that do understand are the ones I want around. The ones that know I want more than anything to be a normal functioning human being. I don't want the ones that get upset because I don't go out or make judgments based on the bits of information of giving them. 

I wake up in pain every day. I've been to the doctor 23 times since November. That's more than I have very been in the last 5 years combined. I know there are people who have worse problems, it's just hard getting people to understand. 

Ok, that's my whiny, woe is me post for the month. Actually, probably not but it felt good.

Super Bowl's 50th

Sunday, February 7, 2016

50 years of the Super Bowl. We have all celebrated this time of year when we gather with copious amounts of pizza, wings, chips, dip, alcohol and commercials.

This is what we all show up for right? I mean, sometimes the halftime show but let's be serious, this year we were less than impressed before it even started. And we were all right in our thinking. I know Beyonce was there in a Michael Jackson outfit, but it just didn't cut it.

This commercial just breaks it down on how dumb you have to be to get in and drive a car drunk.

Ryan Reynolds on a bike. Ryan Reynolds doing anything really. And I would have the Deadpool trailer right behind this but it was hard to find it within all the other Deadpool videos. Now, that's a marketing genius if I ever saw one. 

This fit perfectly with the lyrics. It was such a clever idea to use his song to describe a wireless carrier.

If you don't know that I love superheroes by now, you must just be new. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. It means I obviously was so excited about the Civil War commercial even if did air before the actual Super Bowl. It's impossible to choose #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan.

There you have it. My take away from a mediocre game. You can retire now Peyton Manning. Bye!

What were your favorite commercials?


February Goals

Friday, February 5, 2016

Survive a week away from my husband
This is the longest we will be apart since we have been married. I know, people do this all the time for much longer, but it's new to us. To me.

Gain 3 distributors for It Works
Not giving up yet! Slow and steady. Really need to buckle down and get on that $20,000 bonus!!

Schedule 20 posts
I don't want to let this blog go on the back burner. I do have a lot to say. I love writing and want to write about my life. But sometimes life gets a little hectic with a new job and I need to plan in advance for sure.

Make dump chicken recipes
To say dinner has been a hot mess is an understatement. Through my trusty friend Pinterest, I have discovered something called dump chicken and it seems like the perfect solution. Put everything in a Ziploc, freeze it and it's ready to be tossed in a pot at night. No prep!

Weekend getaway
Sadly, we will be separated during our 10 year "anniversary" and Valentine's Day so I am hoping to get in a nice weekend getaway. We sure could use some time to relax.

Please. Please. Please.

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