Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Web Design June Giveaway @

Happy House Wife Design Giveaway

Its her June Giveaway

Here is the kit for the June Blog Design Giveaway!

And this time the winner is going to get the works -

- Custom Background
- Custom header
- Choice of one or two sidebars
- Button with "Grab" box
- Up to 10 sidebar tabs or
- Cute sidebar/post font
- Signature
- Post Divider
- Two sidebar pictures with the frames



How to enter 

- by leaving a comment
- by becoming a follower on Twitter
- by becoming a follower on Facebook
- by putting my button on your blog
- by doing a post about this giveaway
Make sure to leave a comment for each entry so they will all be counted!

Deadline to Enter
The last day to enter will be June 17 th and the winner announced June 18th

And I am also going to announce my HUGE sale! For the whole month of June I am going to offer 20% off the design price. 

Basic Design - $40

Deluxe Design - $68

Good Luck,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Goodbye Weekend!

Goodbye to the weekend.....

Weekends seem to go by so fast. We have officially been our new place for a week now 
and I love, love, love it. 

We played in the front yard in the grass this weekend and went to the park. 
Weekends keep getting shorter and shorter it seems. Although on a positive note
I think it really maybe summer in Tahoe... Finally.

Friday, June 4, 2010

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They are now fixed

Sorry and thanks for visiting my blog.

Fat Friday's... Cleanse Day #1

Fat Friday's!

So, I'm starting another cleanse today. I'm going to do another 30 day cleanse. I lost 14lbs and 11 inches my first cleanse a month or so ago. However, I'm pretty excited because I only gained back 2 of those pounds I lost. Which I thought to myself that Isagenix really does work.

Here's my Story:
I'm a like every other mom out there that needs to loose baby weight. Mackenna is almost two and I still need to get back to the old me and get myself back in shape. My ultimate goal is to get healthy again and wear my post baby clothes. I started Isagenix in January of 2010. I did a 30 day cleanse and lost 14 lbs and 11 inches in my first 30 days, with little to know exercise. I'm a full time working mom and I go to school full time so getting back to my post baby body has been tough due to the little to NO TIME I have. 

Now let's be honest.... before I started Isagenix I was drinking 2 16oz Red Bulls a day. MINIMUM! I know that is just silly. You could say that I was very dependent on Red Bull for energy, well in all actuality I needed to get even through the day. I work on average at least 50 hours a week and after a week of doing the cleanse I felt amazing. I didn't need coffee or Red Bull. It wasn't just about loosing weight and cleansing , it's a life style change as well and it creates good habits of eating healthy.

I was so excited about my results that I got my aunt Dee started on the products and she lost 28 lbs in less than 3 months. She too feels amazing.

Now I know what you are thinking... CLEANSE!!?! Does that mean I will poop my pants. :) I thought the very same thing and you go regularly like you always have been. 

I wanted to share this with all of other mom's that are struggling to get back to their post baby bodies. I have tried all sorts of things, dieting myself, working out and eating some what more healthy, nutrisystem. I failed at everyone of them. I stated Isagenix and I acutally saved $200 bucks my first two weeks because I wasn't going to lunch and spending $7-8 dollars a day on Red Bull. 

If you are interested in anymore details and want to learn more about Isagenix 
PLEASE email @

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thankful Thursday!

Thankful Thursday!

This is my first Thankful post. Again, I have to give credit to Alysha @ the Tarr Pitt again for
the good idea of Thankful Thursday


I'm thankful that we just moved into a new house in Glenshire. I'm happy to be back out in the shire :)
We had a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath place, but it was an attached townhome and the living space downstairs
was a little small. (i.e. the living room/dining room). So now we are in our new place with plenty of space, a 
yard for Mackenna to play in with her playhouse and sandbox. I don't think I ever will live
in another place that has 2 stories. It's tough with kids to watch the stairs all the time
and worry about if the gate is closed.
So, again I'm Thankful for our new house.

There are so many things to be thankful for. Here are a few:

1. Ian and I both jobs
2. The three of us in good health
3. Good friends
4. Mackenna that continues to sleep through the night
5. overtime, I know I know (weird), but I'm thankful for it and so is my bank account.
6. My Awesome family
7. The sierra mountains
8. Having unlimited access to Red Bull :)
9. The Rain, it's nice to see if once in awhile in the California w/out it snowing
10. My mom, soon to be cancer free I hope

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Day I Found Out.... November 19, 2007

I was inspired to right my story of the day I found out I was pregnant after reading Alisha's story on the Tarr Pitt Blog. Check her out she has some good stuff and stories.

It was a Sunday afternoon and my period was always on time to the date. I didn't think for one moment that I was pregnant, I thought it was the stress of life, work and school. We were spending the day with Ian's parents and were about to head to breakfast. I thought why the heck not to rule it out, I had no thought in my mind that I was pregnant, but I took a test just in case. I sat there in the bathroom after I peed on that silly stick just thinking holy crap what if I was PREGNANT! I waited and waited. It felt as if it was hours before it finally started  to reveal the results. I looked at it and was OMG I can't tell. It was hard to tell if it was a plus or a minus, so I let it go and headed out to breakfast. We eat breakfast and I come back and say well I better take one more just be sure. I took another test that actually says Pregnant and Not Pregnant, Just to be sure! So, I waited and waited and it finally showed up PREGNANT!

 I was in such shock that I didn't believe it. I came downstairs and gave Ian a look and he knew. I didn't have to say anything and he already knew I was pregnant. I kept thinking to myself.... I don't want to make that phone call and tell my dad. It didn't seem real and I wasn't even sure still if I was 100% Pregnant. Ian and I were in such shock that we got in the car and went for a drive. I then started to freak out and cry a little. We get back to Ian's parents house and as we were eating dinner Ian just came out and said, "Welp you are going to be grandparents again!" Ian's dad dropped his fork for his mouth with food on it and hit his plate. It was super overwhelming and I still didn't really have any emotions towards it.

I couldn't get the courage up, so I called my mom first. I just said Mum you are going to be a Grandma. She took it pretty well and was excited. I then called My Grandma (MorMor) and told her. Then it was time to call my Dad. I didn't really have any emotions until I called my dad and then that's when it hit me and I started crying on the phone with my dad. Instead of crying or happiness, and excitement, I felt ashamed. I felt like I let my Dad down. It was a very weird feeling. I was 20 years old in the middle of my bachelors degree and here I am pregnant. On the bright side I had and still have a very good job, so in all we were ok financially to have a child.

On Monday I called the doctor to set up an appointment to confirm that the two tests were accurate. It didn't really hit me until I was in the doctor's office that I was pregnant and saw the flicker on the screen. I pretty much broke down again and cried.

The next day I told my friend at work Kelli that I was pregnant and then not long after everyone knew that I was pregnant. It was hard, I was only 20 years old and felt as if I cheated myself out of my life and my future. It took me a long time to get to the point to where I accepted it and I was excited.

Now, we have Mackenna Jane Wright. She was born July 25th, 2008 at 4:33am.

 She was a large one weighing in at 9lbs even and 22 1/2 inches tall. I L.O.V.E being a mom and I love her more than anything. We  all have are regrets, but I don't regret her one bit. She brings light to my life. When you are down and out, tired, depressed she lift's me up just with her life and her smile.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend....Moving, Unpacking, Settling, BBQ!

So, this 4 day weekend was kind of a blur. It was a lot of tough work, but we made it through 
and finished the move.

My mom and I primed my new office with a primer grey paint due to the very exotic blue, red and yellow colors from the prior owners. Let's just say I now understand why most landlords do not want you painting their houses. haha! Not all of us have the same tastes. Oh ok, back to what I did Friday. So I started painting on Friday all day, the color I wanted finally after the primer had set and dried. I painted it a sage green it looks awesome. While I was painting I waited for the DirecTV guy, internet and the gas company. It was actually amazing, because we were only without internet for 5 hours during the transition of our service from the old place to the new place. I know, I know get REAL right!?! Hey, internet is the life line for all of us in this fine 21st century. Maybe it was just me BUT I was relieved that it was all set up. Anyhow it was my grandpa's birthday and I was running down to the wire of getting down to Reno for dinner. The DirecTv were holding me up. So, long story short I get down to Reno with no shower and paint in my hair, but I made it RIGHT!?!

Today was the big move. I finished packing everything in the morning and finished all the laundry before we moved, which was awesome! We got everything out of the old place within a few hours. Thanks to the help of Chris, Justin, Ian and Tyson. It really amazes me how motivating beer is to men to get anything done. :) They did a great job and they ROCK! So, I went over to the new place once the last load was loaded. It took 3 trucks, including our beat of a truck, and my little subi to get the rest of our JUNK, I mean stuff to the new place. I bet everyone is wondering how the heck we did all of this and still managed to keep our eye on Mackenna. Well, I'm just that good and SUPER WOMAN! No, not really. Ian's mom came to pick her up that morning to go to her place, which was a huge help because we got everything done in one day! After everyone had left I went into complete unpacking mode and got the place unpacked by midnight on Saturday night. Although, we did take a hour and half break for dinner and a beer at the Blue Coyote. The best beer in my life. :) By midnight I was completely tired. 

Ian and I slept in till 8:30 which is pretty late for us considering Mackenna wakes up around 6AM these days.  Ian headed down to pick up Mackenna to bring her home to the new place all set up. I headed over to the old place to clean up and get everything in order. The rest of the day we hung out with Mackenna and unpacked some more things and ate dinner at the new place. Mackenna loves her new room she played in there for 2 hours all by herself. Reason 1,000,0000 why I'm excited not to have a 2 story place anymore. Went to bed pretty early this night. 

Got up and headed over to the old place to get the stuff left behind and take the ending dump run. We really did part with a lot of junk, which in the end was nice. Then later, some friends and Ian's dad and my brother came over and we had beer up the butt chicken, ribs, garlic bread, corn on the cobb and salad. Ya....... it was a feast. :) ...........and oh poo! I have to go to bed early and get up at 5am for work. Oh well only 4 days of work this week. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed themselves.
Again I would like to thank anyone that serves our country in keeping us save and protected. 
You are all Heroes to me!
Plus the U S of A Rocks!