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45 year old partnered with the love of my life, with a 28 year old daughter, 23 year old step-son, 19 year old step-son, 16 year old step-daughter, a 9 year old step-son and a 4 1/2 year old son. I now have 5 male cats and 1 female bunny that I adore. I had to rehome 2 kitties last September and 2 kitties passed away in November so things have been sad this past year. I love contests as I'm sure you can tell. I also love tattoos, looking at other peoples' and getting my own (I've had 17). I met the man of my dreams, living right next door! We plan to get married this year and to homestead within the next 2 years.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Just a brief update...my incredibly loving fiance and I have been TTC since June of this year...not a long time but everyday seems like forever. I tested today and viola, I'm pregnant...now, it means that I am only 3 weeks and 4 days...but pregnant none the less! I am so very excited...I haven't actually given birth since my daughter, so many moons ago...1988 to be exact. There are 16 years between me and my wonderful daughter and there will be 24 years between my first born and the new baby! I am both excited and apprehensive...I am not a young woman anymore...but then again, I'm not old either. 40 is the new 30! LOL!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Advanced Screening of Real Steel

I won tickets to the advanced screening of Real Steel for last night. My fiance and I both wanted to see this movie so what an awesome win. We arrived early to the theater as these usually fill up fast. I couldn't believe that the theater wasn't packed...there were plenty of empty seats...not optimal seats but empty seats no less. We had good seats as we got there before all the good ones were gone. Security checked woman's purses for video equipment and throughout the movie, they went up and down the aisles, checking for video equipment with a weird scanner.
The movie was well-done and a pleasure to watch. Hugh Jackman played a boxer robot owner who was trying to make a buck. At the beginning of the movie, he finds out that his ex-girlfriend has passed away, leaving him with an 11 year old son, played by Dakota Goyo. Dakota Goyo is a wonderful little actor, very believable. Hugh Jackman is all about himself in the beginning of the movie but as it progresses, you see him become a more caring person, thanks to his son.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie that was geared to all ages.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Win Every Man Jack from Pink Dandy Chatter

Pink Dandy Chatter is hosting a giveaway of Every Man Jack products.

Win with Pink Dandy Chatter

Pink Dandy Chatter is hosting a giveaway of Boogie Wipes

Win Oxygen Bleach from Sweeps4Bloggers

Sweeps4Bloggers is hosting a giveaway of Tropical Traditions Oxygen Bleach.http://sweeps4bloggers.com/?p=23888

Win with In The Know Mom

In The Know Mom is hosting a giveaway of Thirsties cloth diapers from Duo Diaper.

Win with inRandom

inRandom is hosting a givaway of a Kidorable Umbrella!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Win with ChicnSavvy

ChicnSavvy is hosting a giveaway of an Ultimate Kit from Mistura Beauty.

Win with Lollybop

Lollybop is hosting a giveaway of Essie nail polish.

Win with Vanessa Robert Weddings

Vanessa Robert Weddings is hosting a giveaway of 75 wedding invitations from Minted(www.minted.com).

Win from Susan Heim on Parenting

Susan Heim on Parenting is hosting a giveaway from Teddy Bears Personalized.

Win Cake Lingerie from Beautifully BellaFaith

Beautifully BellaFaith is hosting a giveaway of a bra from Cake Lingerie.

Win with In The Know Mom

In The Know Mom is hosting a giveaway of a pregnancy support pillow from DreamGenii Pregnancy Pillow.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Peg Perego Giveaway from MamaB

MamaB is hosting a giveaway of Peg Perego system to one lucky person.

Win a Juppy Walker from Praises of a Wife and Mommy

Praises of a Wife and Mommy is hosting a giveaway of a Juppy Walker.

School Days

Well, another summer has come and gone...where does the time go? I swear, time goes by faster with each passing year. Remember when you were a child and the summer seemed to last forever? Now, it seems like they just get out of school and they're back in again. School clothes, school books, school bags, lunches, homework...the list goes on. My oldest daughter is out of school but all my step-children are still attending...lots to buy for and the cost really adds up. It doesn't just stop with the materials and clothes at the beginning of the year either...the school always needs money for one thing or another and then there are the extra-curricular activities...it can all be a little overwhelming. I always said that my child was the most expensive thing in my life...and with the way the economy is today, it's so true but at least they make it all worthwhile.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Times Have Changed

Things have certainly changed in my life...some for the better, some just because but not much for the worse. I am now separated from my ex since Feb. 16, 2010 and happier for it. My daughter has moved into an apartment of her own and although I think she doesn't, still needs me from time to time. I began seeing a wonderful man a year ago today, who asked me to marry him on Dec. 9, 2010....I, of course, said yes. I now live with him and 2 of his 4 children...my step-children. They all seem to like me so things are good in that regard. Also, we are trying to have a baby of our own...so there will be 6 children in all...equal to the number of furbabies we have. I had 3...he had 3 so now we're the "Brady Bunch" of cats. My life may not be anything like it was but that's not a bad thing for me.

Win at Pink Dandy Chatter

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Win with PS Beauty Blog

Enter to win Brenese Skincare products from PS Beauty Blog.

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Thanks, Mail Carrier is hosting a giveaway of a pair of sunglasses(of your choice) from Sunglass Warehouse.http://www.thanksmailcarrier.com/2011/08/sunglass-warehouse-review-giveaway.html

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Funky Fleece Giveaway at Mommy Moment

Win Funky Fleece at Mommy Moment. http://www.mommymoment.ca/2011/08/win-a-150-prize-pack-from-funky-fleece.html#comment-51080