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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stocking Stuffers for the Pups - A Few of My Favorite Things



Our dogs are just as much our kids as Rea is and we never forget about them during Christmas. Are you the same way with your fur babies?
Here is what Tank and Chloe might expect in their stockings this year!

 
 
6. Benebone Nylon Chew

What are you giving your pups this Christmas? 
 
http://www.cheersyallblog.com/

Hope everyone has a great day!!
xoxo
manda

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gone. Missing. Disappeared.

 



 
I wrote this post on Thursday but wasn't ready to post it until today...


I. AM. MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY. DRAINED.

It's been a long day and it's only 1:45pm as I type this. 

Rea is taking a nap. 
Chloe is at the window watching it sprinkle. 
Tank is at my feet snoring.

Yesterday was a tough day with Rea...and I was up with her a lot during the night as she woke up wide awake at 1:30 which is odd for her. I was ready for a new day and today was that day! I was going to clean out our closet....which is seriously MUCH NEEDED.

Well Rea was fussy again today but that's ok....I think she's going thru a growth spurt. 

So back to today's events.

Rea woke up at 11 from a nap and the dogs hadn't been out for a little while so we all go outside. I'm playing with Rea and I notice the dogs go around the side of the house which is normal. But if they're out of sight for too long...I'll need to check on them. After a couple of minutes...Tank came back around but chloe did not. So I walk over to the side and there is no chloe. So I walk to the other side.

No chloe. 

I yell for chloe knowing she probably got out thru the rabbit hole in the fence (she is obsessed with the rabbits). At this point I am freaking out.

I run to the front door (ok jog) with Rea in my arms. Burst thru the door and start calling for chloe. 

She is no where in sight.

I choose to go left. Still holding Rea, I'm walking (and jogging) down the sidewalk with only socks on...luckily Rea was fully dressed with socks and headband and thank goodness it wasn't cold outside. NO CHLOE. So I turn around and walk a few streets to the right of us.

I'm freaking tired (huffing and puffing) so make my way back into the house. I put my shoes on. Go to the back yard again hoping i just didn't see chloe the first time...NOPE...still not there.

Rea and I go back outside. We make a few more rounds around the neighborhood and by this time I am literally hyperventilating. No joke. Im crying and hyperventilating. All types of scenarios are going thru my head.

It's already been an HOUR since chloe has been missing.

I'm about to put Rea in the car to drive out to the highway. And what do you know....chloe is going from house to house making her way back home trying to figure out where she is. She was 3 houses away at this point so Rea and I run over to get her. 

Chloe had gone to the right. 
We were all over that area, so I don't know where she was for that hour.

.........................................

Fast forward to today.... We did end up having a good weekend.

I've had chloe for 6 and a half years. She is sensitive and has a serious case of anti-separation anxiety.

At one point while looking for her...I look down and there is blood all over me....I didn't figure out where it came from until after I found chloe. I had somehow cut my finger on something. 

Well...I'm just glad Chloe's back home. When I think about it now...it all seems like a dream.

This pic of Rea made me feel a little better that evening as we were trying some clothes and hats that cousin Addie gave us!

I'm linking up with Biana today for Weekendings!
Have a great day everyone :-)
Xoxo
Manda

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Pins

I love Thanksgiving and I love the food cooked during this time!
Below are a few recipes I will be trying (or at least would like to try) that I've pinned.


What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?

have a great day!
xoxo
manda


Friday, November 21, 2014

Five on Friday

Some of my thoughts and fav moments throughout the week!

1. Rea is absolutely loving her jumper now that she's getting the hang of jumping!! She's too big for her bouncer now and I need something to keep her entertained for minutes here and there!

2. I know that all babies spit up but Rea's has been ridiculous. Spit Up in my coffee, spit up in my mouth, 3 bibs or more PER feeding, projectile thru the room...it's everywhere! We switched to Walmart Brand Formula on Monday....and what do you know....it's 99% better! We do still take medicine for her reflux though.

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3. Barkbox - the dogs absolutely love it. It comes once a month with toys and treats and it's the highlight of their day! We just received this months on Wednesday!!



4. I saw this on Pinterest and love it! Would be a cute Christmas gift. But for real y'all...We wouldn't have survived our first night as parents if my mom hadn't stayed the night with us :-/
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5.
 I haven't been this excited about Friday since last Friday! #talkituptv!
Linking up with the Five on Friday ladies: 
Jennie for Friday Favorites
Rebecca for That Friday Blog Hop
Amy for Oh Hey Friday
Amanda for Friday Favorites


I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!
xoxo
manda

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thoughts on Thursday

Thoughts for Thursday

So lately I've been loving me some organic baby leggings. 




Nope...Rea isn't wearing any in these photos...we only have one pair that for her right now.
They are not the cheapest especially when Rea is only wearing clothes for two months or so at a time :-/ Headbands aren't cheap either!

Below are some of my favorite picks!
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Did you know that there is a whole world of Brand Reps on Instagram? Shops will choose a few kids to send free stuff to and the parents take high quality photos of their kiddos wearing the items.

Yep.

Just search the tag #BrandRepSearch

Seriously...I'm jealous of these kiddos haha!!

I tried out one for Reaghan...well of course I did...she's the cutest thing in the world to ME haha! She didn't get it....I'll chalk it up to the fact she can't sit up or crawl yet!
Just let me believe that...ok!?

But also...when you try out for these brand rep searches...you have to repost the shops image in your feed and I don't like to bombard my followers with this type of feed too much.

So I'm not sure where this post is going...other than the fact I love me some organic leggings and there are some cute kids out there repping these stores!

Whether you have kids, nieces, nephews or friends with kids...these would make cute little Christmas gifts!
Have a great day y'all!
xoxo
manda