Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Big Reveal


At the beginning of June Rosie from Craftbotic and Katlyn from Dreamy Meadow came up with the idea of the Blog Angel. I signed up and was assigned a blog that I had never read before.

Half way through the month we were asked to write a post telling everyone how it was going, but we weren't allowed to share who our secret blogging friend was.

Well today is the last day of June, and today is the day, I get to spill the beans. I first want to say, that I am so extremely happy that I got his blog/ger. She is so sweet and this post might just be my new favorite.

I'd like you all to meet Mrs. White from Little Homemade Housewife. I've had a great time stalking her blog all month long. I didn't want to come across as a creeper, and I am terrible at keeping secrets but I did ask her to swap buttons with me. I am happy to have her on my blog. I hope you all find her as sweet and as awesome as I have.

I'm so happy I participated in this and found a new blog to read. If you're interested in becoming a Blog Angel check out Rosie and Katlyn's blogs I think they will be doing it again in a few months!!

Have a wonderful weekend!! 

Month 7



I can't believe you are 7 months old today. 
I know I say it every month, but 
where is the time going?

I've already started planning for your first birthday!
I've already started planning! 

But it will be here before I know it, and that make me excited
and a little sad. 



You are so curious. Everything around you is your toy, or so you think. 
With Oliver I never had little toddler toys laying around
now I have to be so careful
if it's in your reach, 
I can be sure it will find its way to your mouth. 

You're crawling all over the house
you love to be where the action is, so if we're in the kitchen
you find your way out there too. 
You might stop to check out a shoe along the way.


You have four little teeth now, and your fifth is slowly working its way in. 
It's taking for.ev.er and it's making sleep miserable for everyone.

I caught you standing at the stairs the other day. 
Landon, please slow down. 
I'm not ready for my baby to walk yet.
Crawl. 
It's safer for you
and makes Momma believe she still has her baby. 



Favorites:
Oliver
Food
Rolling around
Sitting up
Crawling
Playing with Oliver's Legos
Walks in the stroller
Being carried - we need to work on the clinginess. please
Your blankets


Friday, June 29, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight

Kendra
Hi I'm Kendra and I blog at A Proverbs 31 Wife. I blog about.... well just about anything! You will find craft projects, yummy recipes, housekeeping tips, daily life and more. I love the Lord with all my heart and my hubby next, so you can expect to hear about both quite frequently as well.
I would love for you to visit me in my little corner of the bloggy world too!
Have a Blessed Day!

Paige

 
Hi, I'm Paige! I'm a newlywed nursing student and I love all things crafty, so much that I started making my own jewelry to satisfy my crafting needs. I run Eloping Stethoscope where I blog about newlywed life, nursing school stress, new recipes we try and other random things. I love meeting new people and finding new blogs to read so stop by sometime! 
  Twitter // Pinterest 

Julie
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White Lights on Wednesday is where I cook it, bake it, and eat it.  There are some family, crafts, sewing, and DIY sprinkled in, but food is where my heart it.
Twitter // Facebook // Pinterest 


Jenny
Hi there!  My name is Jenny from The NY Melrose Family.  I'm a teacher mommy that shares diy projects, recipes, organizational ideas and party planning details.  I usually have an adorable, talkative assistant working with me, my two and a half year old Riley.  Riley is a mini-version of me so she's controlling, a bit bossy and always on the move.  My husband and I try to keep up with her as best as we can.  Drop on over any time because we love guests!
                                  Blog // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Google +

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Guest Post ..Meet Kim..

Hello, friends of Little Mudpies!
My name is Kim from Singledou[b]t




I am so excited to be guest-posting here today!  I'm new to guest posting! (Let me know how I did. :))

I am a single, well caffeinated, Christian, woman living in no central air, hot New York City.

A normal summer time happening
I call myself a "struggling" artist.  By struggling, I mean I love to create but I am shy so my art often takes a back seat.


I love photographywritingknittingcooking, and creating.  I find life in finding ways to create or recreate.  

Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies


My blog was started over a year ago as I felt an itch to leave my 9-5 and pursue my artistic passions. 

  Most days my blog is centered around my faith and what I am learning.  Other days its focused on what I am creating.  My heart and goal for my blog is to share what I am learning, whether its in my creating or from my faith.  Often times, I am processing out loud and love to hear how others have learned from similar experiences. Blogging is a way for me to channel my creativity, an outlet for the things that I am passionate about.  


I love to learn. I love to find new ways to express myself.  One thing I want to see come out of being a part of blogging communities is having a fresh perspective on the world and the lives around me. 

I'd love it if you stopped by my little corner of the interwebs sometime.  


You can also find me here:

 Thank you for taking some time to get to know me.

THANKS, Lindsay for letting me join your lovely community!



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

between the hours of 4pm & 6pm......

When I use to work in daycare, the end of the day was always the hardest. The kids were mentally and emotionally checked out and the teachers weren't far behind.

I'm not sure what it is about 4pm but it's like the bewitching hour where everything goes down hill. Kind of like when there is a full moon. Ever notice kids during a full moon. Nuts.

The children in my house are no different. Once 4pm rolls around the tantrums are long and epic. That is when I'd like to put myself in a time out. A Momma Time out if you will.

someecard created by Lindsay // Little Mudpies 
Between trying to make dinner and referee tired and hungry children, it seems like a never-ending battle. One I am usually too tired to fight.

Once 5pm comes around, I start fantasizing about bedtime. In my head it's always peaceful and calm. Everyone goes to bed easily and sleeps soundly. When in reality it is messy, ugly and full of chaos. One kid is crying because he's hungry - yet he ate 10 minutes prior. The other kid is crying because the toy duck is making noise and he doesn't know how to make it stop. Once it stops, he starts crying because he doesn't know how to make it go. Ryan and I get annoyed with each other because the kids are going nuts.

I know I can't be the only Momma who dreads the end of the day. Who checks the clock franticly only to discover minutes have passed.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Guest Post + A DIY



Hello, Mudpie friends!  My name is Amy from the Charming and you may remember me from this post.  Today I wanted to personally introduce myself, as well as give you an easy DIY.

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and though I am eager to discover a new culture and scenery, I love Georgia.  Right now, I am in nursing school somewhat full-time, but I have been doing photography for about five years now and I love it -- as I'm sure many of you also do!

I just recently got married to my best friend.  In fact, he's incredibly supportive of my part-time photography, blog designing, and blogging -- he loves that I do them all. 

In December we adopted a puppy, who was the biggest impulse buy ever for two cat-lovers.  That's right, we are not dog people.  We have two cats whom we absolutely love because they are low-key and are awesome cuddlers.  But who can resist the face of a puppy wanting to be rescued?

So, anyways.  That sums up my life right now.  I'm off for the summer, which I haven't done since I was in high school.  But, boy, I have been (and will continue to be) busy!  Stop by and say hello!  I love meeting fellow bloggers!  



Thank you, Lindsay, for having me today!
I hope all of you have a charming rest of your day!
Love, AWS.




Friday, June 22, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight

June Swaps! 

Meredith 
Hi everyone! I'm Meredith from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, a crafty and DIY blog that I recently started since becoming a stay at home mom to my little guy, Jackson.
{That's us on Easter....with the only egg he cared to find at his first egg hunt!}
I'm a former teacher, addicted to Pinterest , mama of my little guy, wife to my amazing hubby, and lover of fall weather, chocolate ANYTHING, flip flops, and coupon shopping!
Please come check out {Wait Til Your Father Gets Home} for more crafty ideas, DIY projects and yummy recipes!  I look forward to hearing from some of you soon! 

Brittany 

Hi I'm Brittany! I started Second Hand Solace just last month, when I decided that I would only buy second hand clothes this summer. I had been following a bunch of lovely blogs for the past year and found them all VERY inspring. I wanted to start one myself, but was unsure what I could write about.  Second Hand Solace follows my experiences only buying second hand clothes...you'll find thrifting tips and outfits I find on the blog.   As SHS grows, I'm hoping to expand it to cover other passions of mine, such as crafting, cooking and being a voice for the voiceless.  I'm so excited to finally have my own place on the WWW, and I would love to check out yours as well :)
Jackie 
Hello dear ones! I'm Jackie - just a girl, married to her guy of ten years, living, loving, and building our urban nest in Brooklyn, New York. I have two dogs and two cats who are my universe, a hilarious family, and amazing friends who are my family. I enjoy brunch, the beach, and taking pictures of strangers on the subway for my own amusement. New York is an amazing city, and sharing it with all of you is a blast. I can't wait to see what we can discover tomorrow.
Blog // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Shop 


Lauren 
I’m Lauren from Pink on the Cheek. I got started with POTC  back in October of 2011 and I am still excited everyday to be writing, taking pictures, and sharing my life with you all. I try to make the ordinary, not so ordinary! I love exploring new areas, right now I am in Orange County, transplanted from San Francisco.
In my free time I love shopping, going to dinner with my boyfriend Bubba, playing with our dog Mochi, trying new wines, and just having fun!
Hope to hear from you soon.
Xoxo,Lauren
Blog // Facebook // Twitter

Kelley

Hi I’m Kelley from Miss Information. My friends gave me the nickname because I always know a little about a lot. I love to cook and on my blog I share recipes, helpful tips, Crafts. You will also be treated to stories of my  husband Chris, my 8 year old Garrett with ADHD, and Matthew whose 3. I would love it if you would stop by and see the fun. You can follow me at:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Charming {a lifestyle blog} Meet Amy






Hello!  My name is Amy and I am the author of The Charming, a lifestyle blog that incorporates art, wellness, and inspiration.  Like many general lifestyle blogs, I like to use my blog as a journal some days, but also to share with the world what inspires me to be a better version of myself -- holistically.  I am in nursing school part-time, so I love tying in wellness discussions, but I am also a part-time photographer and I love every minute of it.  I look forward to meeting you!


How cute is she? 
She just got married!! So while you're over checking out her blog today 
give her a big congrats!! 


Thanks so much Amy - Congrats again and have a wonderful honeymoon!!! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

It's back! 
I've missed it. Have you?

Here's a nice little picture to put a smile on your face. 






Happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June Birchbox

Um, are we really half way into June already? 
strange. 

Anyways, June Birchybox. I liked this one, much better than May. I was scared there for a minute, thinking they were slacking or something. 



{Oliver and I had to totally check these out on our nonexistent boo-boos!}
I got it in Beauty Queen. It looks super red, but when it's on its not too bad. I actually really love it. 


How was your Birchbox this month? 
Interested in subscribing to Birchbox? You can check our more information and sign up here


Monday, June 18, 2012

Fashion on a Dime

I am so excited for this post. 
I wish I could take all the credit for it,
but honestly I don't know diddly squat about garage sales. 
I have been stalking Robins blog for a while now,
 and I am in love with her fashion on a dime posts.
 Seriously, the girl has style.
And the best part is, all her outfits are from garage sales and second hand stores!! 
She even breaks down the price for ya in the Dress Per Wear section. 
The post is actually pretty funny.


Hello Little Mudpie readers!  My name is Robin and I am so excited to share a guest post with you all today!
 I blog over at Garage Sales R Us where I share with everyone my experiences and the amazing things I find each week while garage saleing. I also love to show everyone what I do with the things I find. I love to upcycle furniture.  I just finished with a dresser and two night stands I found at a garage sale for $15 dollars! Click Here for that project.


I also love to show off the fashion I find at garage sales and second hand stores through my Fashion on a Dimes and Kid's Corner.

The total cost of my outfit was $17.50! Click here to find out where I bought everything!
This is my daughter Paisley. Her total outfit cost is $2.25! Click Here to find out where I bought it.

I also love to do a little photography with some of the props I find at garage sales. 



Today I am going to share with you my most recent Fashion on a Dime.

Financial stats for this outfit are:
Floral top- $4 dollars at D.I. (pretty much a Good Will)
Green pants- $5 dollars at Good Will 
Yellow heels- $3 dollars at a garage sale
My total outfit cost is $12 dollars! My DPWF is $1.20!

Dressing yourself and your family does not have to be expensive! If you are patient and smart you can get cute and in style clothing at garage sales and second hand stores for next to nothing! I hope I can inspire you to get out there and do a little thrift shopping and garage saleing to see what you can find!


$12!! 
See I told you she was amazing!! 
Thanks so much Robin!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Blog Angels



A few weeks ago, Rosie from Craftbotics and Katlyn from Dreamy Meadow created Blog Angels. I immediately signed up. I loved the concept of helping someone secretively. It could be as simple as leaving a comment or two. Swapping blog buttons with them. Sharing their posts on twitter or Facebook. The whole point of it is, to keep it a secret for a whole month.

Well, we're at the half way point and I have to say I have loved it so far. Blogging is all about community. There are so many blogs. All these lovely ladies have stories to share, and deserve to be heard....er, read. I haven't done much in terms of helping my "secret blogging buddy" but I have gone back and read some older posts and gotten to know her better. I'm happy to say I have found a blog that I truly love and enjoy reading.

Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!


Sponsor Spotlight

Meet more of my lovely June Swaps!

Jazmine 
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Hi, I'm Jazmine. I blog over "Life As A Young Mom". I'm a wife, mommy to 2 little boys, I have a mini chihuahua, I enjoy cooking and baking. If you stop by my blog things you'll see are recipes, pictures of my boys, and my daily life. I do work full time & I attend school full time.
Where do you live?
Wisconsin- CHEESE HEAD!!! Lol

One thing you love about where you live and one thing you hate?
One thing I love about Wisconsin is that: it's very open, you'll see a lot of corn fields, farm, and it's just a nice place to be at. Plus we do have the LARGEST waterpark in the U.S.
One thing I hate is that the weather is never "for sure". For example: In March we went 2 weeks with the weather being horrible such as snow/rain. Then out of no where the weather changed and it was SUPER hot (85 degrees to be exact). So we like to say that mother nature is on her period constantly. Lol
Why do I blog?
I started to blog because I wanted a way to keep track of my babies milestone. But now I do it because I like to express my feelings on days that are good or bad. Plus I get to meet new friends!

Twitter | Blog | Pinterest | Instagram @mrsjazmine88 | Bloglovin



Bronwyn
Our Beautiful Blessings
Hello there lovely readers! 
I'm Bronwyn and I blog over at Our Beautiful Blessings.

I am a lover and follower of Jesus Christ....and my first priority is to serve Him in everything I do.
I married my best friend, Stephen, on October 9, 2011.
We were 19 when we got married!
I'm a sophomore in college, studying Bible and Teacher Ed. to be certified to teach K-12 ESL.
I work at Chick-Fil-A.
I can't wait to be a mommy someday.
My husband and I talk to each other in silly voices sometimes.
I tend to be rather crafty and I have an etsy shop
I like to sing in the shower.
I spent 8 weeks in Guatemala right after I graduated high school and absolutely loved it.
We are going to be missionaries after we graduate.
I am pinterest obsessed.
I like to be clean and organized, but I never seem to have the time to do either.
I blog to remember things, to inspire people, to write what's on my heart, to have a creative outlet, to remember just how blessed I am, and to document our young marriage.
I hope you'll come by and stay a while.
Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Etsy | Bloglovin

Jana


Hey, y'all! I'm J and I blog over at An Unstyled Life. I'm a part-time bail bondsman, part-time mark. representative, a full-time event planner, and a full-time wife and momma. *deep breath* I mostly blog about our life, but I've been known to blog about trashy reality shows (I'm addicted!), maybe a little fashion, and pretty much anything that strikes my fancy. I love finding new blogs, so come say hi so I can visit yours! You can also find me on the twitfacebook, and pinterest!


Felicity

Hi, I'm Felicity. Full time pre-service teacher, part time blog designer, BIG time blogger! Gemini by birth and definitely by nature. In love with a stubborn, yet kind-hearted Aquarius. Mother to a gorgeous miniature dachshund named Phoebe and a spunky maltese terrier named Joey. Yes, we named them after 'Friends' characters. ;) Feel free to stop on by and stay a while. I look forward to meeting you! :) 

 Blog // Shop // Facebook //  Twitter // Pinterest


Tiffany 
 My name is Tiffany and I blog over at the Momma Bear diaries. I am a twenty something stay at home mom transplanted from Georgia to a blistering cold northern state. I'm in the middle of three bears. Sometimes, I cook, I always clean, and better yet I have the web design gene. My blog is my place to tell you about it all! Feel free to stop by and send me an email to say hello!




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