Q2-2011 Recap

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Aside from posting a pregnancy highlights with pictures from 4 months pregnant with each of my kids so I could see the difference…
Baby Progress

I was clearly still not willing to give up on my Give Aways.  I think I wanted so badly to promote my friends and their creations or companies that I thought everyone would want what I had to give away.  I honestly felt, looking back that it was the most stressful thing EVER.  I was practically on my knees begging people to sign up.. I mean, seriously—AGH!!

I think now is the time to tell a very embarrassing blogging confession.  Are you ready?  This is HUGE.
Because my giveaway turn out was so crappy, I invented people and signed them up.  I knew that if Random Org picked them, I would just move to the next number that was a REAL person, but I hated feeling like a loser. 
THERE!! I SAID IT!!!  I’ll never invent again but good golly Miss Molly!  I was trying so hard… I can’t wait to revamp my blog and take that link off my top menu!

I also got into more blog hops, including a link party that didn’t last for very long but I got to meet Impulsive Addict & Seriously Shawn who were both bloggers I was in AWWWWW of!!! Now they’re my top favorite blog pals!
The Family
My Tuesday Tributes were still kickin’ it this month, but dwindling…
We also had some Easter fun!

Okay, what’s the deal?  I keep looking at my older posts from May and only a few pictures show up and the rest are big black boxes with a big ole
dirty jobs
That’s weird…. Well, it appears if you were reading my blog back then, that I just started my PARKING WARS with my asshat neighbor from down the street.  I thought it was never going to end!  We had the police involved, security cameras installed and I would say that by October, he was no longer  bothering us. 

A proud Mommy moment is that Reese was officially walking this month!! 11months old!! So fun!!  I’d show you but its blacked out…

I also gave a tribute to my honey for our 4 year Anniversary
trip memories


OH!!! And I started to get a little crafty!!!
Its also a good thing to know we all survived May 21, 2011.. remember, this was when that quack said the world was going to end.

Ooohh, this was a good month!! I got introduced to
Pinterest..or shall I say this is when my addiction began?
hair braidtootsies
I joined a flip flop swap with Rebecca over at
THE TEXAS DARLINGS!! Talk about fun!!! I love flip flops!!
I created a summer bucket list
HERE which appears to have been mostly a failure.  I got some stuff done but hey, I can always add it to next years, right!?

Our baby girl Reese was turning 1 years old.
I was in the midst of planning a party to remember (well, I’ll remember and she’ll have the pictures to prove it)
Birthday Fav's

It was also Father’s Day Month and I got to get crafty again!!

I feel tired just reviewing these months!! Seems like a busy time of the year!! Not to mention I was 5 Months pregnant with my favorite IRL bestie Kristi!
kristi and me

Your turn!!! What were you up to for Q2?

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Anonymous said...

I remember when I first started giveways on my old blog, I hardly had anyone sign up.

What kind of blocks are those with the Love Ryan, Reese, Rayne with all my heart....I want to make that! Love it.

I love your crafts, they make me want to get crafty.

Connie said...

I love your crafts!!

And your cute little belly pictures.

Nicole said...

Yeah, that quack said the end of the world was going to end on the 21st then in Topeka KS right at the time that guy said a Tornado touched down. Then the next day, the 22nd, Joplin (right around where I live) was hit with an EF5 Tornado and destroyed. Craziness!

And wow, you're the world Traveler! You ever want a tagalong, I'm willing to go anywhere :)

Jen said...

Your crafts are awesome! Love all the pics too. That is awesome you got engaged in Rome!! What a great memory to have :)

Impulsive Addict said...

I love the shout out! THANK YOU!!!!!!

And I love your confession. You created people? I love you for admitting that. I've tried to do giveaways too but it doesn't go over well. Why is that?

I love your cute little pregnant belly. I'm sure you don't miss it. I wish I was as skinny as you are pregnant.

I THINK the reason why you get those black boxes has to do with Google+. Are you signed up on there? If you delete any pictures from google+, they get deleted from your blog too.

I love the tribute to your honey of the picture montage and DANG YOU with all your craftiness!

Jill said...

You got engaged in ROME!?! Holy romantic!! (I don't think I knew that!)

You had a beautiful baby belly!! :)

VandyJ said...

What an awesome place to get engaged!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha...you are definitely already awesome without having to make up people! :o) You crack me up!!!

I think I started following you around the time of the crazy parking wars!!! I remember those stories!!! :o)

You are seriously an adorable pregnant girl. I can't get over how cute your little belly was!!!

Beth said...

You certainly had a banner year (and a busy one!). :D

Date Girl said...

I thought those were different bellies, since you were so tan in the first two! :-) Love your baby bump.

OMG you've been on so many fun trips, you lucky duck. I love that he proposed in Italy! Were you so surprised? I also love that it was captured on film. I wish ours was!

Stacie said...

I loved the parking stories...well not that you were going through them, just the hilarity when you shared them!

Emmy said...

Okay I am still laughing about you making up people to enter your giveaways-though I feel so bad for you too!

Did you change where your pictures were hosted from that month?

So fun to see the belly comparison shots.
And love that picture of Reese by the blue door.

Yea for week 2! :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Oh, those parking wars, I was so frustrated for you at the time!

When I first started blogging, I thought doing giveaways sounded like the most exciting thing. I saw one girl with 200 followers who just started doing giveaways so that was my unreachable goal--200 followers, though I never made it to the giveaways. I still think they sound fun, but I hear they're so much work!

And, OK I've told no one this, but just so you don't feel alone in your deception, I'll confess. Once and only once, I wrote an anonymous comment to myself. It was when I first started and I felt ridiculous about the post I wrote, so I just wrote one generic boring comment. I'm sooo not proud. I would never do it again AND I will never confess to which post it was on as I don't want anyone to read the post!

Angel said...

I love your craftiness!! I will admit that I forced a few friends to follow me when I first started even though I knew they'd never read the blog to make me feel better.

Em said...

I love that you made people up, LOL!!! I covet your Italy trip. I have an obsession with belly pics and hope you do more next week:)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lot going on - especially while pregnant and chasing after a 1 year old! I think it's hilarious that you made people up :) And you look so so crafty - you don't even need pinterest!

Amber said...

You crack me up with your bloggy insecurities! Making people up??? When are you going to realize that you're the awesome Tex and that everyone loves you?!

Anonymous said...

I love the engagement picture - how adorable! And the crafts you've made, I am so jealous. Love, love, love them!

Very busy time of year for you. Looking forward to reading the next recap =)

Amanda @ 2LittleBugs said...

I love that you admitted that. :) & I love your crafts, so cute! Oh and getting engaged in ROME?! Seriously? Jealous!

Kiddothings said...

How romantic that you got engaged in Italy. My hubby and I honeymooned in Italy and I just love that country.

I love the crafts you made too. Great review! :)

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by! Isn't it amazing what we can pack into 3 short months, you have a lot of great memories to show for it!

BeanBugCrafts said...

So glad you said that about the giveaways! I thought it would be a great idea to that for Christmas! BAD Idea, I only have a couple more because I've scheduled them and would feel bad canceling, but I really can't wait until I don't do them anymore. I feel like I'm just spamming everyone and that isn't my intention at all. And it's a lot more work then I expected!! I never thought of making up people. HA! Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one who wonders "Why did I think this was a great idea!"

Gauger Family said...

Is that how I won the necklace giveaway ;)