20 April 2017

Epic Giveaway!!

Happy day lovelies!!

Who's up for a giveaway of epic proportions?!
 
I got lucky enough to partner with some of the most awesome people
and shops to bring you this amazing giveaway!
 
First, what are you entering for?
Well, let me show you!
 


 









 

 
Right?!
This is AMAZING guys!
The giveaway is on Instagram so you have to enter there.
But I wanted to take a minute and post about these wonderful ladies 
that contributed to this with me!
 
Courtney!

 
FB: https://www.facebook.com/courtleeart/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/courtleeart/
Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CourtLeeArt

Elise!



 
"During my first year of college, a teacher and mentor of mine asked me to pick one word to describe my passion in life. 
I chose "create". 
I am passionate about creating music, memories, friendships, laughter, love, kindness, art, delicious food... 
that word just fits with so many things that bring me so much joy!

Since then, I've been able to turn that love for creating into so much more. I
 try to make my Instagram/shop/website a place where I can share my passion 
for design and art in a way that encourages joy and kindness. 
I'm *this close* to opening my shop and I couldn't be more grateful for supportive friends 
like Ali who have helped me turn this dream into a reality!"
 
 

Brooklyn!




"I'm Brooklyn, aka That Shampoo Girl! 💜 I help women 
(& men!) get the best hair of their life using naturally-based hair care 
that has a 30 day money back guarantee."


Emily, Karen, and Wendy!





"We are 3 sisters who love spending time with each other. 
As we started having kids and were all closer together we started getting together 
once a week to create things for ourselves. 
Many people loved the items we made so we decided to start selling our decor. 
We have been working together to sell at boutiques for over a year and love pleasing our customers and meeting new people!"


Cara! 





"Hello! My name is Cara and my husband Justin (commonly referred to as J on my blog) 
just moved from Arizona to Portland, Oregon.

I've always had a love for blogging, mainly because it's my primary way of journaling. 
After moving, I decided to give my blog a mini facelift 
and instead of blogging about my day to day happenings, 
I blog about all the fun things to do in and around Portland. 
I hope by doing this it helps convince those I love that they need to visit us often 
but I hope it's a great resource for anyone that has a desire to discover 
the Pacific Northwest and gain insight on what to do, 
where to eat, and how to budget for it all. 

A little background on J and I...

This month (April) we will be celebrating 6 years of marriage! 
And to think it all resulted from a lost bet -- yep you heard right. 
We had a group of common friends and during a Friday night out bowling,
 J bet that he could beat me in bowling and the wages were if I lost I had to go on a date with him. Little did I know J was a part of a bowling league growing up so 
I really had no chance at winning this. 

Through these last 6 years we've had insurmountable joy and devastating loses. 
We travel when we can, binge watch TV shows on Netflix or Hulu, 
and enjoy a good old card game of canasta. 
No kids yet however I think we finally feel ready to be dog parents! 
We've supported each other through school -- I
 received a Master's in Psychology and J just finished his graduate program 
at Thunderbird School of Global Management. 
We spent this past summer (2016) apart 
as J accepted internships that took him to Lima, Peru and Portland, Oregon. 

At the end of J's internship, he was offered to come back and work 
in Portland when he graduated in December (2016). 
3 weeks before we were to move to Portland, 
after I had accepted a new job position -- we got the devastating news that the company J was to work for was going another direction 
and they were recanting the employment offer made previously.

We experienced a lot of emotions during those final weeks in December. 
We felt very lost on what to do. 
Through lots of prayer we felt the strong prompting that we needed 
to make the move to Portland anyways and that it would "all work out". 
So here we are -- it still hasn't worked out, 
at least not on our timetable but I know God has a plan for us 
and I have to just trust in that. 
Is that easy? Heck no! 
Daily we have doubts -- we cry when company's pass on J -- 
we are lonely without our family and friends -- 
and we stress about what will happen when our savings runs out. 
Through all these concerns we've chosen to pull closer as a couple and have faith in the process.
If you want to follow along on our journey as we discover our new city I would love to have you."

SnapChat: @caralorsch
IG: https://www.instagram.com/cara_lorsch/
Website: http://accordingtocara.blogspot.com/

Ashley!


I'm Ashley, the creator behind Scooter J Designs. 
I love to create, bake and play! 
You will often times find my kids at my feet while I create, 
which is why I love this little business. 
It allows me to be creative while wearing my most important hat - "mom".

IG: https://www.instagram.com/scooterjdesign/
Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScooterJDesigns

Every single one of these ladies has been so wonderful and amazing
to me in my life!
Most of them I met through blogging or boutiques!

Of course I had to add a little something extra from MY shop!
That cute little Mickey necklace?
Yep! That's from me!

FB: https://www.facebook.com/JustAnArmfulOfSugarShop/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/justanarmfulofsugar/
Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JustAnArmfulOfSugar

So again, go enter ON INSTAGRAM!!
And thank you to htese amazing and beautiful ladies
for helping me with this giveaway and showing me such amazing
love and support!


  



18 April 2017

Disney Inspired Candles!

You guys all know my obsession
with Disney hahaha
 
Well when Brooklyn posted about these wax melts,
and that they were DISNEY THEMED,
I HAD to jump on that! 
Meet Magical Scents by Alisa!
 
 
Guys.
My mailbox smelled AMAZING when I got the mail that day!
Each of her wax melts are so packed full of smelly goodness!
She sent the cutest little thank you note,
that my children immediately destroyed so there's that *eye roll* 
 
 
 
I had the hardest time deciding which scent to do first!
But I went classic:
Whipped Pineapple in the bedrooms
and When You Wish Upon a Star in the main living area.
It smelled soooooooo good!
I felt like I was walking around Disneyland and 
I didn't have to pay the price of admission to get it! 
Hahahaha




They are so good! 
This is just a tiny sampling of the choices in her shop!
Next I want to try her Soarin smell!
I loved Soarin Over California
and I love the new Soaring Across the World
so I want this in my next batch!
I'm currently keeping my "Forces" one in lockup
at the very least til May 4th!
Maybe longer cuz it smelled so good in the case I don't want to use it yet!
Fairytale has been wonderful!
 I've had it in my warmers for over a week and it still smells like it's brand new!
Go check her out!
I love supporting other small shops!
 
 

10 April 2017

Farm Field Trip

Last week Rory and her preschool got to go to 
a real life farm that's literally 2 minutes from our house ;) 
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE living out here in San Tan AZ?
I love being this close to local farms but also not having to BE a farmer haha

The girls had a BLAST!
We milked a cow, held baby chicks and baby kittens, picked fruit,
watered the garden, filtered the milk, and ate a snack on the front lawn.
We came home with grapfruits, oranges, lemons, and a couple sweet potaotes!
I felt like a celebrity walking away with so much!
















This is Stud Muffin the one and only Bull on the farm!




Look at those itty bitty grapes growing!





These two girlies are one week apart!
And apparently thick as thieves hahaha


 
Those are grapefruits and oranges people!
(NOT pumpkins like my mother thought!)

A huge thanks to Miss Sue for organinzing this awesome field trip 
and a bigger thanks to Farmer Jen
(aka Sister Palmer)
for letting us invade and pillage about half her farm hahaha