Saturday, February 23, 2013

Why I Journal

Some of my journals

I have been Journaling off and on for as long as I can remember. I don't know why I started, but these are the reasons I continue;

Journaling provides stress and anxiety relief for me.  I always keep my journal in my purse, when I get stressed, nervous, or anxious I will pull it out and just start writing. When I am sad or otherwise having a hard time, I just start writing. When I am overwhelmed, or happy, I just start writing. (Pretty much, I write for any reason).

Journaling helps me remember things, I don't have the best memory of my youth, however because I kept a journal through some of it,  can look back and see what I was thinking and feeling. That kind of helps jog my memory.

I love that my journal never judges me. I can write the stupidest things, but to my journal, they are nothing but awesome. 

No one reads my journal but me (Unless I let someone, and thus far I haven't) That means I can write the most intimate of details in it if I should choose. I can write things that are only between God and I, my deepest, and possibly darkest secrets.

I have journals for different things. (Currently running 11! EEK!!!) 

None of my journals are perfect, they are me. My journals show my personal and spiritual growth, trials I have been through. They show happy memories, sad memories and everything in between.

Everyone has a story, you owe it to yourself to share it, whether it be a blog, a vlog or a journal!

Love and Hugs,

Thursday, February 21, 2013

How About A Giveaway

I know I haven't posted in a few days, So sorry! I have been feeling under the weather. I said I was planning a giveaway and it is finally here! The give away is for a hand crochet coffee cup sleeve made by me! It should fit any size Starbucks cup. Here is a picture:

  a Rafflecopter giveaway Good Luck! Love and hugs, Sara

Friday, February 15, 2013

Letters To My Former Single Self Link-up Week 4

Question: Describe your first date with your now current partner. Did you feel any "butterflies" on your first couple of encounters? Did you have any indication it would later be the "real deal?"

Dear 18 year old Sara,

The first (few) date with Kevin will be boring. Just dinner. But don't worry they are nice and cozy. You didn't feel butterflies, and you honestly didn't think that this would be the man you would marry. You definitely thought he would be the one to help you out of a not so great situation, and in a way you were right. You thought he was your prince in a way, just not your "forever prince". Don't worry, He ends up being a pretty awesome "forever prince".

The best is yet to come!

Love you,
Your future self

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines link up

I decided to join my friend Melissa's Valentines Day Link up. What we are supposed to do was fill in our answers, have our partners give us their answers, compare and then link-up!

Kevin's Answers Sara's Answers/commentary

How long have you been married?
3 years, 7 months, no, wait, 5 years and some-odd months (Really babe, really? lol)
4 years, 10 months, and 2 days
Where was your first date?
In the mall
Narsi's Hof Brau (Which is now closed, Boo!)
Where was your first kiss?
In the mall
Outside of Narsi's, It was a peck on the cheek because I turned my head away.
Who first said, "I love you"?
Me! But, That should be no surprise because I pretty much love everyone..
What were your wedding colors?
Purple, black, and white (I asked him why he thought this, and he said its because it was the colors of his suit)
Purple and green
What is her most commonly used phrase?
"Calm yo titties" (I do say this, but only to him, he is spilling my secrets!)
Fo sho
Who is her celebrity crush?
Samuel L Jackson, No, Johnny Depp 
Are we supposed to put ho we think our partners would say, or what it really is... I think my hubby would say Ellen, but really it is probably Channing Tatum, but more honestly, I don't really have a celebrity crush.. That's sad.
If she was ordering drinks for both of you what would you each get?
Minute maid light lemonade for you and diet for me (If we were at McDonalds, then yes. Haha)
Iced tea or water for me and Diet coke or pepsi for him
What is the best meal she has ever cooked you?
Paper chicken
Chicken in paper
What is the worst meal she has ever cooked you?
Anything to tomatoeee or cheesy
Anything to tomatoeee or cheesy
What is the most-played song on her iPod?
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
Brokenhearted by Karmin
What would she say is your most annoying habit?
I dont have any
Not listening to me
What is the last thing she does before she goes to bed?
Poke around on her phone
Check my phone
If you could throw out one item of her clothing what would it be?
Purple sweats you're  wearing right now
My sweats, the purple ones
What would you say is your favorite thing about her?
Your outgoingness
Is it really sad that I cant think of one thing? 
What's her go-to drink at Starbucks?
Iced coffee
Iced venti decaf skinny Vanilla Latte with 1 splenda
What's her blog's name?!
Gonna Be A Mom One Day (He gets points here, this is my VLOG's name)
Life A Little Random

Bonus Questions:
Whats her favorite color?
Pink is awesome!
Does she have any hobbies?
Crafting stitching and bowling
Bowling, Crochet, vlogging and journaling

Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My week in Review 02/04-02/10

Here I am, back for this weeks, "My Week in Review" I haven't decided quite how to do these yet.. I don't always have exciting things happen, I mean, I spent most of this past week fighting a nasty sinus infection. Nothing exciting about that, haha. Anyways, I hope you enjoy, and any insight or suggestions are definitely welcomed!

Monday 02/04- I had dental work today, so I spent quite a bit of the day with the right side of my face being numb. Bowling went well, I got a 165, 185, and a 142. I have gone up 6 pins since January 7th, That makes my average a 136. That is a lot of pressure!

Tuesday 02/05- Well, the sinus infection my body has been trying to fight has hit full blown, ugh. No gym, lots of cleaning, and we got a crazy bill from my ER visit a few weeks ago. I did get my Valentines yarn wreath made, and Taught myself how to crochet a heart.

Wednesday 02/06- Tonight was family night at church and I found out I won the January sponsor giveaway over at A Day in the Life of Me, Go check out her blog!

Thursday 02/07- I'm keeping secrets! Its big! No, not pregnant big, haha, Something else. I promise to share as soon as things are final, hopefully everything works out. I learned to make coffee cup sleeves, I am planning to do a giveaway on my blog(I reached 25 GFC followers over the weekend) and one of these(photo below) bad boys will be the what the winner gets. I think the giveaway will be later this week, so check back later!

Friday 02/08- Its my baby brothers birthday!


Saturday 02/09- Went out to lunch at olive garden with the hubster, then we went for a hike. OK, I hiked and he fished, it was a really beautiful day.

Sunday 02/10- Church Day! One of my favorite days of the week! I love Sundays at church because of the fellowship and friendship. Its amazing. We had a meeting after church so I didn't get home until almost 3 pm. Then I needed to clean. I made chicken fried rice and started watching Downtown Abbey... I could quickly become addicted to this show.

How was your week? Anything new and exciting going on?

Love and hugs,

Go link up:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Letters to my Former Single Self Link-up Week 3


Over the years, what did you learn you needed in a significant other? What did you learn about yourself?

Dear younger Sara,
It has taken you a long time to know what you truly need in a significant other. You have been married to Kevin for almost 5 years now, and while you know more of what you need now more then all those years ago, you don't necessarily have them. Hopefully one day you will. Here's what you know you need:

  • Someone who loves you for you, and does not want to try and change you into someone else.
  • Someone who loves God more then they love you.
  • Someone who loves you more then they love their mom, or at least just as much.(Basically you DON'T need a mama's boy)
  • Someone who has got your back hen you get in an argument with someone, no matter how wrong you might be. (hehe)
  • You need a prince, maybe not like "Charming",but you need someone who is going to treat you like a princess.
  • You need a partner who is going to remember all the little things that are important to you
  • YOU NEED SOMEONE WHO LIKES ONIONS!!!(Haha, Kevin hates onions and you are constantly trying to get him to "like" them or saying "If I ever do this again he will like onions!")
  • You need trust
  • You need friendship, its not enough to love or be in love with your partner, you need to like them too! (words of wisdom from my friend Melissa)
  • You need someone ho will always kiss you goodnight, as long as you are with them, NO MATTER WHAT!
  • Going along the same vein, someone who will always kiss you goodbye
  • Forgiveness
  • Communication
  • Words of affirmation (aka, "I love you", "You're pretty, beautiful" etc., "I am proud of you", "You're special")
  • Someone who has the same values and beliefs as you do.
  • Patience
  • Someone who will answer your questions, no matter how stupid.
  • Someone who will left you up, not beat you down.

I am sure I could keep going, but this is a good start!

You are so passionate, and you love everyone (this is a blessing, and a curse). you try never to judge anyone and you see everyone else's pain. you have had some really horrible things happen, and its led you to be the kind and loving person you are today. You know that you need and want more out of the relationship you have with Kevin, and you are striving hard to get there. Remember last week, relationships are hard work!

Love you
Your future self!

Monday, February 4, 2013

An Amateur Football Fans Superbowl Commentary

Disclaimer: I do not know very much about football, I have never really followed football. The only football games I have ever been to were in high school and I didn't know the difference between a first down and a touch down. Enjoy my commentary! Oh and I was rooting for the Ravens!

The Sandy Hook Choir kids were so cute! Gave J.Hud a run for her money..
Alicia Keys, ummm... Well she wasn't horrible... The end.
What is this coin toss thing and why do they need "assistance"? I mean, give me a quarter, Ill do it!
Humm, "Two Broke Girls", this is a show I need to watch!
How is Baltimore the visiting team when the Niners are from California and the game is taking place in New Orleans Louisiana
Where is Baltimore?
Never mind I remember (Maryland)
Oh what pretty uniforms the ravens have, purple!
Hey, when did the game start? I totally missed it!
Whats an illegal formation?
I don't get the yard thing, or the first, second, or third thing
Wide outs or white outs? I don't know...
Are they fighting?
Ouch, that looked painful
Is it like soccer? You know you can only run one way with the ball, points for your team, the other way points for their team?
YAY RAVENS!! Touchdown!
Um, "Go Daddy" = No Daddy! Ick, gross!
Ooo I made coffee
Whoa fight! No? No fight, just me trying to make one up in my mind..
Who has the ball? That little brown thing is had to spot... Ohh Kapernick
How many first downs are there?
What does first and goal mean?
Haha, incomplete... Just sayin
Hey, how did the Niners get 3 points?
Loved the Best Buy commercial
Still first quarter?
Humm, what to make for dinner...
Rice, are they talking about Jerry Rice? No, that's baseball, no wait, ohhh Google! Oh Ray Rice, Ravens player and Jerry Rice is a football player.
Hey, its Penny!
So the Niners have the ball now
(13:50, 2nd quarter)
So in pro football you can dance or show pride/happiness? in high school you couldn't do that...
Looks like a lot of doggy piles going on!
Yay Baltimore's ball!
Oh, hey, I just realized how I can tell who has the ball!(The flags on the field)
How many yards they gotta run?
(8 mins 2nd quarter)
Humm, flags, I don't get all this stuff
Doggy pile!
Oh yeah, another Ravens touchdown!
OK that Go Daddy commercial wasn't so bad.
Um that's a fight, right? For reals, right?
Um, yep yep.
Dang dudes its just a game, sure you get  ring and a trophy, but still!
(6 mins 2nd quarter)
What are these "first downs" they keep talking about?
Oh, almost intercepted
Aw man, overshot it, and now undershot! lol
Not sure how I am feeling about Beyonce.
How do you know who the offence is and who the defense is?
Wait Niners are defence because they are protecting their side?
Love the Coca Cola commercial.
I still need to figure out dinner.
Yo, Jared,  congrats Brah! Lol, that's how the cool people say it right?
Haha I just screamed so loud at the TV, good thing Kevin's not here, he might have freaked a bit
(20 sec, 2nd quarter)
Is it 1/2 time yet?
"Golden Boy" might be a good show.
Did that "Under the Ledge" commercial remind any one else of "The Hunger Games" or just me
Geezola, took forever to get to the 1/2 time show
Is it me, or does Beyonce sound a bit naisaly?
Is that Destiny's Child?
OK just a tad disappointed in the 1/2 time show...
Halo was the best!
Sounds like Oprah
Awe, another cute little kidlet
Haha, "Two Broke Girls", I need to watch this show!
OMGEE screaming to the TV, 108 yards in 11 seconds? That's crazy talk
Did the power just go out?
Haha, the Blackberry, rubber duckies commercial was AWESOME
The Superdome, that's where the people hunkered down during Katrina?
Haha Honey Boo Boo's mom at the prom!
Just imagine how many  toilets are being flushed around the u.s. right this second...
Yay, finally the game is about to start again
Started as a Niner ball, now a Ravens ball
(10 min, 3rd quarter)
Hey, that was Kris Humphries!
Hey, the blind guy, whats his name,  not James Brown, errr, Stevie Wonder!
Niner ball
(9 min, 3rd quarter)
Heckyeah, missed it, ha, Niners are just getting all stopped up
Haha "man bands to boy bands, we gotta change that back" commercial
Kapernick looks confused.
NO! Niners got their first touchdown!
Loved the Psy-pistachio commercial
(3 min 3rd quarter)
Ouch that looked painful
Dang, talk about a turn around
Leon sandcastle haha, good one
Untangling fishing line while watching the Superbowl
Oh jack in the box commercial is pretty funny
Yeah ravens! At first and goal this game is getting close!
Lots of screaming going on in my house!
My hubby says if he was a football payer, and someone asked him what his job was, he would say "I catch the ball, and I run with it... I, Catch the ball, and, I, Run with it..."
Who's the Ravens kicker-punter dude, he looks like a little boy.
Dodge commercial, LAME!
Doggy pile!
Blue 42 Blue 42
Tied, NOOOO!
Babylandia! Hahahaha
Another fast and furious?
Oh good, not tied..
What are these first downs?
SF seems to be getting a lot of fouls.
Miracle Montana stain, hilarious!
(5 mins, 4th quarter)
Good thing I have acrylic nails on otherwise my fingers would be bleeding!
(2 min 4th quarter)
Love that Samsung Galaxy commercial.
Haha I love this thanks for missing it! so much pressure!
I think I need to become a foot ball fan, this yelling at the TV thing is a lot of fun.
Seriously, 11 seconds left and your going to call a timeout? Really?
Good luck Ravens, fair catch, free kick!
Heck yeah RAVENS WIN!!!

If you made it all the way through this, you are awesome, pat yourself on the back!

Love and Hugs,

Sunday, February 3, 2013

My Week in Review 1/28-2/3

I have wanted to start doing a "My Week in Review" series since I started my blog. I even started writing important and exciting things down, then, I totally forgot... Today I am going to do it though, from memory!

Monday's are probably my favorite day of the week, well besides Wednesdays and Sundays.(Who am I kidding, I like everyday of the week! I'm odd I know...) So Monday 1/28 I found out that I won a 100$ Target gift card from A Night Owl! I went to a new class at the gym, although I didn't like it much so I don't think I will be going back. Its called "core, cross training, and more, it didn't really get my heart rate going enough though.. After that I had a wow moment where I realized how much I have changed from a year ago.  Then I went bowling! Bowling was pretty good, I managed to keep my average. Oh, and I joined VINE..

Tuesday 1/29 started off at the gym, it was the first time I got to use my new Polar FT4 heart rate monitor(I plan to do a review on this sometime soon) I went to a Youth for Christ club meeting at a local high school. While I was there my pastor asked me what I was afraid of, I had a hard time coming up with something. To be truthful, I am not really afraid of anything. Maybe bugs... Spiders...

Wednesday 1/30 Bootcamp class is my favorite, then family night at church! I love family night, its a lot more relaxed then Sundays(Sunday's are really relaxed too though). I cant really remember anything specific that stands out for that day but it was a good day.

Thursday 1/31 I went to the same class I take on Tuesdays, then on my way home I found a dog! He was so cute. he is now back home with his owners. After the whole "finding a dog" fiasco was over with I participated in the federal homeless count. It was very interesting to say the least.

Friday 1/1 and Saturday 1/2 Nothing significant happened these days.

Sunday 1/3 Well, the Ravens won the Super bowl, I don't think there is much more to say! Congrats Ravens!  Great work Niner's!

Now some pictures for your enjoyment!

Love and Hugs,

Friday, February 1, 2013

Letters to My Former Single Self Link-up Week 2

What did you think of dating and marriage before you met "the one"?

Dear 18 year old Sara,

Soon you will be meeting Kevin, the man you will marry. Right now what you think about dating is that you would love to be dating anyone(well maybe not anyone...) You just want to know what it feels like, looks like, is like to be dating someone. I mean, sure, there was Anthony, but you two never really "dated", just hung out. You thought marriage was all roses and daisies (to bad its not), you didn't know how much work a marriage would be. You wanted to be married, maybe  because you wanted someone to take care of, or maybe because you thought it would solve all your problems. A lot because being a wife and a mother was your biggest dream.

Love your future self!

Sorry this one is so short, but sometimes that's how the best things are!

Love and Hugs,