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Hi! I am a momma of 2, I’m southern, a vegetarian, & a student. I’m married to a top-notch guy who serves his country for a living. Ethan is the serious type & Lily is the complete opposite of serious! We are currently living it up in NC! This blog is a little place for me to document our lives.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I wanted to share a little bit about Scentsy. I have been selling since April. I started to sell because I wanted to contribute to my family financially. I love Scentsy products, the smells and the warmers give many options to chose from. They are econimal to purchase since the warmers last as long as you want them too! Scents can last 2-4 days depending on how often you have it on.

I have jumped ahead of myself a little bit. Scentsy is a wickless candle system. Scented wax is melted by a light blub inside the warmer. I have over 80 scents to choice from and many different warmers. I sell scent paks, travel tins, scent circles, stuffed buddies, foaming fragrance foam and room sprays. Wax comes in 2 different sizes, the bar and the brick. Warmers have many different themes, we have military warmers, nursery warmers, holiday warmers, plain warmers, mid size and full size warmers as well as plug-ins.

Lenox - Full -Size warmer

Campus Collection

Travel Tins

Scent Buddies Nautical collection - Mid size warmers
Examples of the scent options - Bricks, Bars, Scent Circles and room spray Fragrance Foam Slient Night from the holiday collection
Marine Corps warmer - part of the military collection

Grotto, example of a plug-in

Scentsy is a great company to work for. They offer many insentives, including trips and even an iPad! It is a no pressure sales company. I am NOT good at selling. I have terrible stage fright and hate speaking in public but doing this has helped me get over my fears.

If you are interested in making some extra money for spending or to pay a bill Scentsy maybe for you! To start out with Scentsy you need to purchase the starter kit. This comes with a full size warmer, a bar, room spray and all of your testers. This is everything you need to start! Also included is a binder with all your paperwork to help launch your new business as well as catalogs, invitations and order forms. It's very easy to figure everything out and get started right away!

If you have read this far I want to say thank you for reading! Scentsy is an awesome product and worth a sniff!

Time to scrap.

Just wanted to share a few of my scrap pages. I think I am getting better at scrapping, I'm enjoying it more. I am still working on taking better pictures. I couldn't for the life of me get the pic without a glare.

Ethan loves to help Sohel build and fix stuff. He will always pick up the drill and trying to help.

Lots of ribbon and brads in this layout. The pictures aren't the best of the kids - it was over 100 degrees that day and we had been sitting in the car for an hour waiting to get into the hotel for the fireworks.
Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Who me? Really?

A super nice fellow Marine wife and scrap goddess whom I have never met in person but enjoy tweeting her, Shannon sent me the Stylish Blogger Award. Who would have thought it? :)

So now that I have been awarded it I will tell you 8 things about myself.

1. I am scared of the drive thru. I am scared of heights. I am scared of pretty much everything. Weird I know.

2. I listen to country music in the privacy of my car and sometimes on my iPhone in the privacy of my room while crafting. I was that typical punk rocker growing up and was too cool for country music, but I confess I like it. I like it a lot. I blame living in Kansas.

3. I may complain about moving but I really like it. When it was just the hubby and I it was easy now that we have added 2 members to the family, it is much harder but I still enjoy the new places.

4. I met my hubby online. On AIM back in the old days of 2002. I was 19 he was 21. We have been together ever since, 8 whole years married 4 years.

5. I have a BFA in theatre, costume design. I sewed throughout college, I had planned on making it my career but it didn't work out that way, yet. I have big plans to utilize it in the near future.

6. I am slowly turning my family green, not the color but the way of life :). We are getting rid of dryer sheets and disposable diapers. Next on my list is napkins and paper towels. The hubby humors me but sometimes I go to far to fast haha.

7. I love to bake and cook. I find it almost impossible to plan menus for 3 people who never eat the same thing. I always make that my New Year's goal. I will be better about cooking.

8. I am going to make a new cookie every weekend for the month of December. I plan to expand my love of cookies and blog about it in the process. I have a pretty narrow mind of what I like. Peanut butter and chocolate are at the top of that list. {If you have any suggestions, send them my way}

Ok so now I am to pass this award onto 8 other awesome bloggers but here's the thing, I only have 7 followers and one of them gave me this award lol. But I am going to share a few of the blogs I follow religiously:

1. Karen - The Proctor Family blog
2. Laura - L to the Third
3. Karie - Wife of a Wounded Marine
4. Katie - I go by Katie
5. Keiko Lynn -Keiko Lynn
6. Ann Marie - Household 6 Diva
7. Roxy - grrfeisty
8. Cam - The Adventures of Wettern Family
Go check out these amazing blogs, maybe you will find something neat and feel the need to follow too!

Wow almost a month...

I am not the best at this keeping up with the blog thing. Been hectic around here.

Family Update:
We have more time to move!! Wee! If everything goes as planned {rolling eyes} we will be in CA mid January.
Ethan is still a little bit crazy and all over the place. My hubby decided to shave his head (he says trim, I say shave). Took some getting used to but I like it now. I miss his long hair sometimes still. Now he looks like a boy and an older boy at that.

Lily is still refusing to eat solids, throws up most everything every single time. I sure wasn't given an easy kid the second time around. She won't drink her milk without being swaddled and in a quite room. Sleep time, well that's an adventure. But she is sure darn cute :). She has started to make new noises. Less squeaking and yelling and more BABABA. Super cute!

Hubby is BORED. Hasn't worked since late September and isn't used to it or enjoying it. He can't wait to go back to work and I am right there with him.

We have a busy few weeks coming up, lots of friends visiting, my 28th birthday (eeek!), Christmas, New Years and of course the big move! Looking forward to everything. Can't wait to see all my friends and of course get older ;)

Well I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving, got in some shopping and great family time.